You have to give the Democrats credit for one thing. They are fighters. They are dirty, in the trenches, break the rules, ruin your life, fighters. That’s how they “win,” by intimidating people into doing what they want. It’s not right, it’s not fair, but it has gotten them a lot of traction in the past. It’s why they hated Trump. He used some of their tactics against them and was successful. However, the Democrats used the lowest of strategies to defeat him. They stole an election.
They had help. They had help from Republicans. I’m not saying that actual Republican figures helped in the fraud of the election (although I wouldn’t dismiss that possibility.)They did something worse. When it was time to get answers, to investigate, to find out the truth, they either ran in the other direction or they actively worked against him and the American people.
You see, they didn’t like him either. They almost passed out when he said “mean things.” They cowered in fear as he actually showed them that someone with true convictions could solve the problems in four years that they had played with for lifetimes. He took their spotlight and they hated that. He exposed them for the RINO’s they are.
This didn’t just happen at the national level.
At the state level, particularly in our state of Maryland, alleged Republicans suddenly became Biden Devotees. One such transformation occurred in Larry Hogan. I won’t rehash his tyrannical handling of Covid in our state. You can read my previous post for that.
So, you might be able to understand the trepidation of freedom loving Maryland citizens who saw the new “variant” nonsense on the horizon. We suggested to our fellow citizens that we call Larry, email him, tell him not to try his nonsense again.
You’d think that State and local Republican committees would get it. Surely they would see that we couldn’t do that again and we needed to get Lord Larry under control.
Not so fast.
When one of our local groups suggested that the Republicans in the state call and write Larry and tell him not to mandate Covid restrictions again, it offended some of them. There was a collective clutching of pearls and requests for smelling salts. We shouldn’t contact him. After all, he was just the Governor and didn’t control these things. ( Funny, but he did before, what happened?) We should contact our local school boards, health departments, etc. But we shouldn’t do both. Why not?
I’ll tell you why. They are so comfortable with how things are. They have been for a long time. They don’t like confrontation, unpleasantness, mean comments. They want to continue to fight the politcal battle the way we always have, with quiet acquiescence and manners. In fact, I don’t think they really care if things get worse, because they don’t think it will impact them.
Don’t get me wrong. I embrace civil political discourse. I believe in stating your case with facts and reason. But I also know that sometimes you have to get your message across in a way that wakes people up. Our Founding Fathers had to do it, Churchill had to do it, and, yes, Trump had to do it.
But, when you listen to Maryland Republicans you understand why they struggle to gain power and, when they do, nothing changes. They kiss the asses of the Democrats so much I want to tell them to get a room. Just like Hogan. Like I have said before, he used excuses for not getting anything done I thought I was back in my 8th grade classroom collecting writing assignments on the due date. Those nasty Democrat dogs ate his legislation!
And I think that is comforting for the establishment Republicans. Lack of power is a shield for them, a shelter to hide their lack of will. And some people just like being able to whine a lot without doing anything.
Now they say that we shouldn’t call or write King Larry regarding mask mandates and vaccine passports. Somehow, we are supposed to support this man who ruined this state last year without so much as a regret, apology, or statement of empathy. “ Oh,” they tell us, “ we need to stick behind him and stick together. “ Stick together for what, more capitulation?
I got news for them. Their time is up.
I’ve met some new Republicans. Some call themselves Independents, or Conservatives or even ( gasp) Libertarians. And they are fed up. They are tired of excuses and are ready to join the fight. Some are fighting for local issues, some for state, some for national. They see what is happening and where it is going and are not willing to politely stand by while Marxist mandates roll over them.
They know that if you want to fight a dirty fighter, you have to get some dirt on you. You may not start at that point, but you are willing to go there if you must. You have to be smart and confront lies and stupidity. This is a fight for their futures and the futures of their kids and grandkids.
So, you old guard Republicans, I have a suggestion. Grab your pearls, get your smelling salts, and get out of the way. Either that, or take off your blinders and help us do what needs to be done.
Because we aren’t going quietly. And we aren’t listening to you anymore. We tried it your way. Didn’t work.