Are Americans Going To Vote In The Midterms For A Party Lacking A Moral Compass And No Programs Except “No”?

By Donald A. Collins | 21 April 2022
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Likely according to the polls the Grand Old Party is positioned to take over in November both houses of Congress.

The history of the GOP acronym is interesting as a reflection of how far the GOP has fallen from its original status in 1860 when Lincoln was its first elected Presidential candidate.

Read about it here.

Then in the current crop of Trump supplicant Congress members, there is Marjorie Taylor Greene whose false comments are multiple. Read here.

That she got permanently barred from Twitter is no surprise.

Ms Greene got a donation from Tucker Carlson for her campaign! No surprise either. Read here.

Wikipedia has her full incredible record which you can read here.

But this behavior is so minor relative to what citizens have been treated to since Trump took office in 2017.

But of course that sort of behavior goes higher and on a much more serious level than Greene as NBC reported about GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy. Here’s what was reported:

Just days after the Jan. 6 riot, House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy told a fellow Republican lawmaker that he would recommend to then-President Donald Trump that he resign, according to audio of a call shared with MSNBC and aired Thursday night.

In the Jan. 10, 2021, call, McCarthy can be heard telling Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., that he planned to tell the president he should step down following the violent attack on the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters.

McCarthy, R-Calif., also indicated that he thought impeachment would succeed in the House and possibly the Senate.

“The only discussion I would have with him is that I think this will pass, and it would be my recommendation you should resign,” McCarthy said in audio that aired on “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

The New York Times on Thursday reported the contents of the call, which is included in the coming book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future,” by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, due out May 3.

McCarthy denied the Times report, calling it “totally false and wrong” in a statement on Twitter.

The Times later shared audio of the call with MSNBC.

You can read the entire report here.

Not that Democrats haven’t also on occasion succumbed to the disease of big money. But at least since Biden’s election programs benefiting all of us such as an infrastructure program and other needed laws have been passed by a Democrat controlled Congress despite virtually no GOP votes.

Yes, 19 GOP Senators backed the infrastructure bill, thank goodness, as by the time it passed several old bridges had collapsed around the country. Here are the GOP names who crossed party lines. Could they help the GOP make a post Trump moral revival? Hope so.

The rich in many cases are not paying their fair share of taxes, but Biden and his wife Jill paid taxes on about 25 percent of their 2021 income. Read here.

Contrast that with Trump who has fought for years to not disclose his income. Read a couple of articles here and here.

In my last piece I listed some of the “benefits” of GOP rule including their future efforts to make voting harder for all of us but especially for poor minorities.

We can hope all voters will realize the GOP’s ephemeral and unfulfilled promises to “make America great again” will underline the urgency of their voting Democrat in November.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?: Leaders Commit to Reduce Human Population” and “Vote”.

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