Once again, the Republican Party appears ready to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory…

There is no doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats are destroying America from within. And with nary a peep from the GOP leadership that has failed to provide a cohesive GOP platform with repetitive talking points. They appear to be running against caricatures of President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, much as the Democrats ran against Donald Trump. At least the Democrats had a unifying message: “orange man bad.”

With the active opposition of the progressive communist democrat propagandists in the mainstream media and the censorship/cancel culture on the social media platforms, I do not see where the GOP is even attempting to overcome the overwhelming negative messaging of the Democrats.

While I can see what is going wrong around me, I don’t know what the GOP’s platform might be or any of the policies they propose to reverse and reform an out-of-control system. The usual platitudes of lower taxes, fewer regulations, and reduced government spending are meaningless.

Hell, the leadership of the GOP cannot control its caucus as we see its members vote against sane policies to join the insane Democrats and their radical agenda. It’s almost like the deep state or the ChiComs are blackmailing our nation’s politicians.

As usual, the Democrats campaign 24/7/365 while the GOP engages only a few months before an election. And then, when they are left standing with their collective dicks in their hands, they wonder what went wrong as they write opinion pieces and continue to collect campaign funds to keep their sorry asses in office.

Feckless leadership in the Senate...

It appears that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is not optimistic about the Republican Party's chances of retaking control of the Senate in November.

"I think there's probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate. Senate races are just different; they're statewide, and candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome."

"I think it's going to be very tight. We have a 50-50 nation. And I think when this Senate race smoke clears, we’re likely to have a very, very close Senate still, with us up slightly or the Democrats up slightly."

Where was the fight against weak candidates when they were being vetted? Where are the funding and publicity for strongly qualified candidates? Relying on Donald Trump to select candidates is ludicrous given his preference for telegenic people, celebrities, and dodgy characters who profess loyalty to his agenda. 

McConnell seems positioned above the fray when he should be leading the charge.

Feckless leadership in the House... 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) appears more interested in positioning himself as the next Speaker of the House and following the prescriptions of his former housemate, pollster Frank Luntz than he does in fighting for the party and candidates in critical districts.

"We’ll win the majority, and I’ll be the speaker." McCarthy pointed toward the likely regaining of the House majority by the GOP in November’s midterm elections.

It's not enough to talk about investigations of past events; it is imperative that you reveal plans for going forward to redress the existing government failures and to address an uncertain future.

Will the fear campaign work for the GOP?

  • Fear of "the other" way of life?
  • Fear of a weaponized FBI?
  • Fear of a weaponized IRS?
  • Fear of a Taiwan attack and another conflict?
  • Fear of more inflation with Congressional tax and spend?

Bottom line…

If we are waiting for a clap of thunder and a burst of insight to restore our nation, we are well and totally screwed.

-- Steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS