I waited….

Yes, you see, I didn’t write until we knew the results of yesterday’s runoff vote in Georgia. And now I take pen to hand.

Oh, I know many of you will not like what you are about to read. I am ready for the assault.

Donald Trump is to blame for our loss in Georgia; not partially, mind you. Totally. His egomaniacal narcissism buried us. His refusal to mobilize the base for the good of our country, and insistence on making everything, (and I mean everything) about himself-and the incessant claims of election fraud- are the reasons we lost these two Senate seats.

Enough already with blaming Dominion and write-in ballots! Enough already with blaming Republicans in Name Only. Enough already with blaming Mitch McConnell, Tom Cotton, or whomever is your evil spirit of the day. None of those targets are legitimate. None! If you are continuing to hide behind these bogeymen (or, per new House rules, bogeywomen) you are deluding yourself.

We have lost our way. Many of us think the art of compromise is something to be disparaged. Many of us have tacitly approved of the politics of division and derision. What hath we wrought? I’ll tell you what. Defeat. And it is our fault. Too many Republicans are like their children; blaming everyone and everything for this election disaster. Sorry, folks, just as you must tell your children to be accountable for their own actions and mistakes, so too must you look in the mirror and accept the fact that Donald Trump and Donald Trump alone has put us in this position. The November 2020 election was ours to lose. Thanks to “The Donald”, we did just that. Yesterday’s Georgia debacle is just more of the same.

In the next two years, we are going to witness proposed legislation that will, if passed and signed into law, fundamentally change these United States. One can only hope that certain centrist Democrats will have enough spine to prevent the onslaught of self-serving, anti-capitalist, anti-entrepreneurial, anti-private sector, pro Big Brother initiatives that will inevitably pass through the House of Representatives and find their way to the Senate floor. One can only hope and pray there remains an iota of common sense amongst a select few Democrats serving in the Senate. I am not holding my breath.

Lest you think my rant about Donald Trump is over, I am sorry to disappoint you. He needs to go away. He needs to go pursue any number of self-aggrandizing, self-promoting ventures off of which he seems to feed. Leave us alone. Leave the country alone. Let us restore the GOP to the party of hope and dreams for hard working Americans who view their government as their protector, not their paycheck.

If the Democrats do what they say they are going to do, I believe the stage will be set for a GOP house cleaning party in the 2022 mid-term elections. There are only two things that will prevent this from happening:

  1. The Democrats actually rule with broad-minded aplomb-that will not happen.
  2. Donald Trump continues to dominate the discourse in the GOP. That could happen, and if it does, it will be a disaster.


Time will tell. In the meantime, for the love of country and God, please stop blaming everything and everyone for our losses. We need look no further than Le Grande Orange. Time to move on!

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