I find it despicable that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other top GOP lawmakers in the Senate have not rushed to defend Trump following the 37-count indictment that he mishandled classified documents. 

Not Trump the man, not Trump the Candidate. But Trump, the persecuted American facing the weight of the government, directed by a corrupt White House regime, to manipulate electoral politics. Trump, the American who has witnessed the Department of Justice overlook similar and more serious crimes against Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joseph Biden, and other high-ranking Democrats.

Something that should be of grave concern to those who have sworn to uphold the Constitution and sit idly by while our system of justice and the rule of law is destroyed.

Senate Minority Leader McConnell, a creature of the establishment state, avoids mentioning Trump’s name in public conversations and has "reportedly told his caucus the 76-year-old is a flawed candidate who will drag down GOP candidates if he is the party’s White House nominee." Other GOP leaders — Republican Senate Whip John Thune (R-SD) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) — are establishment players who do not want to see Trump as the party’s 2024 presidential nominee.

A disgruntled Senator, Mitt Romney (R-UT), who twice voted to impeach Donald Trump, issued a statement proclaiming…

Like all Americans, Mr. Trump is entitled to the presumption of innocence. The government has the burden of proving its charges beyond a reasonable doubt and securing a unanimous verdict by a South Florida jury.

By all appearances, the Justice Department and special counsel have exercised due care, affording Mr. Trump the time and opportunity to avoid charges that would not generally have been afforded to others.

Mr. Trump brought these charges upon himself by not only taking classified documents, but by refusing to simply return them when given numerous opportunities to do so.

These allegations are serious and if proven, would be consistent with his other actions offensive to the national interest, such as withholding defensive weapons from Ukraine for political reasons and failing to defend the Capitol from violent attack and insurrection. <Source>

It appears that these establishment assholes are willing to destroy the nation and the GOP if for no other reason than to retain their own political power, prestige, perks, and profits.

The party at war with itself…

In recent times, it has become increasingly evident that GOP is facing a different kind of battle—a battle within its own caucus, with deep divisions that have emerged across various social, political, and cultural fault lines between the lazy and mostly corrupt establishment wing and the more idealistic conservative wing.

There is no doubt that liberals and conservatives view the world differently, leading to political polarization and a widening ideological gap between fundamental core values, resulting in bitter battles and gridlock. A stark contrast in policy preferences and values that has led to a toxic party environment where compromise and cooperation often seem impossible.

  1. Trumpism vs. Traditional Conservatism: One of the primary sources of internal conflict within the GOP is the clash between Trumpism, a populist strain within the party, and traditional conservatism. This divide has led to debates over issues such as trade, immigration, foreign policy, and the role of government.

  2. Intraparty Fractures: The GOP is a broad coalition including fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, libertarians, and moderates. These factions often have different policy priorities and approaches, leading to fractures within the party. Disagreements on matters like healthcare, taxation, climate change, and social issues have fueled these divisions, making it challenging to establish a cohesive party platform.

  3. Leadership Struggles: Leadership battles have intensified the internal strife within the GOP. Different factions within the party have vied for control and influence, resulting in clashes over leadership positions and strategies. This struggle for political power has sidetracked the party's direction, messaging, and ability to unite behind a common agenda.

  4. Identity Crisis: The GOP also faces an identity crisis as it seeks to define its future trajectory. How can today’s GOP appeal to a changing electorate, specifically addressing demographics, cultural shifts, and evolving societal norms? Fights beyond the traditional debates on the size of government, lower taxes, and fewer regulations have led to primarily futile discussions about inclusivity, outreach to minority communities, and the party's stance on issues like race, gender, social justice, and in particular, the conditions under which abortions are acceptable – even though abortion is an issue best left to the states.

The party appears blind to reality…

Undoubtedly, there was significant electoral fraud within the critical battleground states. Unfortunately, no court appears to be able to affect the outcome, as elections are purely a political matter that Congress must handle. This leads to the ill-investigated issues surrounding the Congressional acceptance of State Certifications on January 6th.

There is no doubt in my mind that the Democrat leadership set the stage to disrupt the presentation of alternate slates of electors and a vigorous public debate over state certifications. Documentary evidence and sworn testimony prove that President Trump offered protection for the Capitol complex, which Democrats denied. The rest was an artificial creation of an alleged “insurrection” that roiled the nation. When viewed in the light of day, it is an indictment of the progressive communist democrats willing to lie under oath about the January 6 riots and the presence of paid, trained agitators among the crowd. This highlights the struggle between the GOP’s commitment to democratic norms and the loyalty due to the President of the United States.

Bottom line…

 "The wise man seeks not the swift victory, but the sure one. He wins the war and fears not the battles. He uses all things to his advantage." -- Sun Tzu

The GOP finds itself embroiled in a battle for its soul as deep divisions continue to erode the fabric of its caucus.

Can the GOP rise to the clear and present danger facing America? Can it mount a credible campaign? Can it win an election, or will it, once again, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with its internal battles and foolishness?

Only by addressing its internal conflicts can the Republican Party navigate the challenges ahead and shape its role in American politics.

Every day the GOP and Donald Trump is talking about Trump and his legal woes -- is a day they are NOT talking about Joe Biden and his cadre of fellow criminals and cover up artists.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“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