Another Chance for Timid Republicans
Republicans felt they were cheated out of a red wave in November just because they forgot to explain to voters why they should vote for them. Today, however, is a bright new beginning filled with eternal hope as Republicans settle in with their narrow House majority.
Now the big question is, does the GOP have any idea what the majority of Republican voters actually want them to do? Worse, do they even care? Or are they doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past and focus on showing Democrats they are still the docile, dignified party of token opposition?
Let’s face it, the chief objectives of today’s Republicans are to gain the approval of their Democrat colleagues, keep big-money donors happy, and suppress the voices of upstarts who demand that the party cater to its voter base. For now, establishment leaders, led by Dem-loving Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, have managed to keep folks like Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Josh Hawley at bay, but with increasing difficulty. This does not bode well for the weak majority Republicans now have in the House, because Democrats are masters at exploiting weakness.
FFDemocrats have three big advantages over Republicans: They stick together, they are ruthless, and they ignore the law with impunity. Among other things, they threaten Supreme Court justices, carry out elaborate schemes to rig elections, censor their opponents’ speech, pass trillion-dollar spending bills without giving members of Congress time to read them, criminalize political opposition, and violate the Constitution by bringing millions of illegals into the country in an effort to change the demographics of the electorate.
The one thing Democrats fully understand is power, and they have no intention of relinquishing the monopoly they hold on that precious commodity. The only way power can to be taken from them is for Republicans to use the Democrats’ own tactics against them, and the first step toward that end is to get rid of Dem lovers in their own ranks and back America First candidates with enthusiasm.
Republicans also need to rid themselves of their naiveté. In serpent-like fashion, Democrats are already urging House Republicans to “work” with them and “not waste time on revenge.” In other words, do as we say, not as we do. Democrats clearly believe they are entitled to a monopoly on destroying political opposition.
The first order of business for the GOP House should be to shut down the January 6 “commission,” release all political prisoners from jail, issue them an official apology, and compensate them for lost earnings. They should then establish a new commission to go after the perpetrators of the fraudulent January 6 hoax, beginning with Nancy Pelosi.
Second, begin impeachment proceedings against Joe Biden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Merrick Garland — for starters. Never mind that they can’t be convicted by a Democrat Senate. The process should be the punishment, just as it has been for Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, and others.
Third, forget shiny objects like Title 42 and pass whatever legislation is necessary to enforce already-existing border laws and deport everyone — repeat, everyone — who is in the country illegally, regardless of how and when they got here. In the same vein, do away with the anchor-baby rule, which was never intended to be used for any purpose other than to protect the progeny of former slaves.
Fourth, take whatever steps are necessary to shut down the FBI. Sorry, Hannity, but 99.99 percent of rank-and-file FBI agents are not “hardworking, patriotic men and women.” The entire agency is rotten to the core. Absolute power corrupts even people who start out with good intentions, and the FBI has indeed accumulated absolute power.
FBI agents who participated in censorship on big tech platforms, covertly helped foment a fake insurrection on January 6, or helped suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story should not be slapped on the wrist or even fired. They are guilty of serious crimes and should therefore be criminally prosecuted.
Fifth, everyone who participated in suppressing life-saving information about COVID should be questioned under oath and prosecuted for being accessories to murder. Obviously, Tony Fauci should be first in line and should be confronted with clear statements by renowned medical experts like Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford, Dr. Harvey Risch of Yale, and Florida Surgeon General Joseph A. Ladapo, all of whom had their correct opinions labeled “misinformation” and were banned from social media platforms.
Above all, Republicans need to set aside the usual D.C. drama and focus on consequences. Spare us the polite invitations to appear before Congress. Instead, start issuing subpoenas by the carload and put Democrats under oath. The American people are not interested in multi-year “hearings” or investigations, and are bored stiff by Washington theatrics. What they are interested in is having criminals prosecuted and put behind bars.
America is running out of time. It has become a lawless country on the verge of collapse, and nothing short of a revolution can turn things around. The key is for feckless Republicans to get a backbone and focus on two things: (1) ignore all Democrat proposals, demands, intimidation tactics, and hysteria, and (2) dish out harsh consequences for those who are engaged in illegal activities intended to destroy not only the rule of law, but also American culture.
Enough with the babble about holding wrongdoers “accountable,” which in real terms means giving them a pass. The only thing criminals understand is harsh consequences in the form of prosecutions and long prison sentences. Democrats are the evilest political force the world has ever known, and they must be dealt with accordingly.
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