Wednesday, December 7, 2022

It Ain't So Peachy No Mo'


Friends, I knew as soon as Georgia abandoned the Confederate battle flag in its state flag, circa 2001, that the state's days as a bastion of conservatism were numbered.  Flags are mere symbols, of course.  More important to changing the cultural and political complexion of Georgia has been the state's rapidly evolving demographics.  Georgia used to be three-quarters white, and one quarter black.  Now it's about 30% black, but, because of the huge growth in the Hispanic and Asian populations, a bare majority of Georgians are now non-Hispanic whites.  It doesn't take a genius to figure out what this would do to the fortunes of Republicans in the state.  Georgia used to be red.  Now it's decidedly purple.  Give it a few years and it could be blue, unless the GOP figures out how to compete for the support of non-whites and young people, of course.  Anything's possible.  Don't get me wrong: the GOP isn't dead in Georgia.  The state is very winnable in 2024.  What's more, we captured the governorship, both houses of the state legislature, and most of the Congressional seats on offer in Georgia in 2022.  That's all super.  Be that as it may, we have to accept that some parts of the country are, slowly but surely, slipping away, as other parts become more Republican than ever (West Virginia and Ohio come to mind).  So hey -- sunrise, sunset.  It's the cycle of life.


In other news, Lee Zeldin has decided not to challenge Ronna McDaniel for the chairmanship of the RNC.  Okay, but it's hard to believe that Republicans would double down on a milquetoast Romneyite who has led us to disappointing election results in three straight cycles.  I mean, isn't that the definition of insanity? 

Dear Leader Joseph R. Biden, greatest president of all time, is getting closer and closer to declaring his candidacy for reelection.  Run, Joe, run!  America needs you.  More to the point, the GOP needs you.  You're the best thing we have going for us these days.


Case in point: Biden's tone-deafness knows no bounds.  He recently demonstrated absolute contempt for Americans' concerns about border security.  Of course, his party as a whole did the same thing in 2022 and got rewarded for its arrogance with an expanded Senate majority, so maybe there's a method to Joe's madness.  Hey, when you control most of the levers of power and of public discourse, I guess you can afford to tell the huddled masses to "eat cake" now and then.  Must be nice to be that self-satisfied, huh? 


  1. Dr.Waddy from Jack: Perhaps the RNC will rino itself into oblivion.I haven't contributed in years; I don't trust them. Perhaps someone like Nick Langworthy, who gave the NY GOP a semblance of life, could help to organize a healthy national leadership . The vast majority of GOPers are conservative and a dynamic leadership faithful to that fact could be just what we need. Trey Gowdy maybe?

  2. Dr. Waddy from Jack: Biden's mind is leftist in that he thinks the dems unchallengably know best and are best. When he expresses populism he means it only in a patronizing way.But the dead serious American far left bears none of the good will Biden thinks his. If his song is Kumbayaa, theirs is The East is Red.

  3. Jack, it's an inescapable fact that most of the GOP elite holds most of the GOP base in contempt, and vice versa (and not without reason in either case). This is a serious problem. I had thought Trump would succeed in purging the Republican Party of elitists and RINOs, but it looks like I underestimated them. Purging them, frankly, would be a generational task, and Trump just won't be around long enough to complete it.

  4. Dr.Waddy from Jack: I dunno: rinos were close to dododumfor awhile there. We will be seeing much presumption from the dems, who think they are redeemed. And that may serve to reemphasize devoted and
    "might as well be" rino pusillanimity.

  5. Jack, the RINOs seem to be alive and well as far as this omnibus spending bill is concerned. They're happily selling out their own rising House majority for a few earmarks. I think the best we can hope for is that we'll pick off some of the worst offenders.