By David Glenn Cox
I would like to ask you a question, if I might. (Don’t worry, I’m not going to ask for any money.) Why would someone attempt to firebomb the Democratic headquarters in Texas? Because they feel like they are winning, or because they feel they are losing? If we look back in our text, we might remember the giddy Texas mob, trying to run the Biden campaign bus off the highway. That was giddy overexuberant mob rule Fascism, this was one guy with a firebomb at two AM. Desperate, the lost patrol, the last Samuri. “I had to work January 6th! My boss at the Tasty Freeze was an asshole!” The Republican extremists, AKA the base, feel they are losing. Why do so many Democrats, feel the same way?
It reminds me of the guy who won a hundred million dollars in the lottery who upon finding out cries, “Oh shit! I’m gonna have tax problems for the rest of my life!” Let me ask you another question, “would you exchange political places with the Republican Party today? Out of power, out of luck, under investigation and outta time.
Mick Jagger called it, “Time is on our side.” The largest voting demographic is also the youngest demographic. If the polling is accurate, this is the most left leaning generation since fifty thousand of my close personal friends surrounded the Pentagon, trying to end the Vietnam War. This demographic will most likely remain constant, until sometime after watching the “Friends” Seventy-fifth anniversary special.
Hubert Humphrey was called the happy warrior. FDR always smiled and laughed and took every opportunity to barbeque Republican backsides. Not with cheap shots or name calling, but with pointed humor leaving Republicans bumfuzzled and unable to respond. When reporters asked Harry Truman a question, they stepped back. Knowing that Harry didn’t fire blanks. If you want to know what Harry was like, he was like the polar opposite of Ted Cruz. Think of every loathsome thing you can about Ted Cruz. Harry was the opposite of that.
“All of you, I am sure, have heard many cries about Government interference with business and about “creeping socialism.” I should like to remind the gentlemen who make these complaints that if events had been allowed to continue as they were going prior to March 4, 1933, most of them would have no businesses left for the Government or for anyone else to interfere with — and almost surely we would have socialism in this country, real socialism.”
― Harry S. Truman
Robert Kennedy could quote at will from the Greek classics. Most Republican’s in Congress think a Greek Classic, is a combo meal with chips and a Coke. Pardon me Senator Paul, who is your favorite Greek philosopher? “Ah,________________________?”
Pardon me, Ms. Greene. Do you think it’s right that Hercules should be worshipped as a god? Robert Kennedy was a brilliant man. There are real geniuses out there, and these guys…ain’t any of them! Watching Adam Schiff during the Twump impeachment, I had a “My Cousin Vinney” moment. The realization that you want this guy, representing you. I thought to myself, “he could a got Jesus off with a warning!”
I read one of those hand wringing articles. (For best results; read with a nasal whine.) “Oh no! What are we going to do? Oh, boo hoo! The Republicans are trying to gerrymander Texas again!” And why, do the Republicans want to gerrymander Texas… again? Because Republican support, once a helium balloon stuck to the ceiling, is now shriveled on the floor. Ted Cruz squeaked back into office last time, and it’s been downhill ever since. Those Republicans don’t want to gerrymander Texas because they are winning. This is a defensive play to staunch the bleeding.
In just four short years, one Texas district went from + 25 Republican to +9 Republican. I dunno, maybe it’s just me, but I tend to think a 16% improvement in the opinion of voters is a good thing. It is something to build on. You can’t gerrymander a district without Republicans and they’re getting harder and harder to find.
This isn’t the great Republican replacement theory, where God Fearing Republicans have pods placed under their beds by Democratic operatives. These Democrats are being manufactured the old-fashioned way, bludgeoned into shape by Republican politics.
Marco Rubio calls the $3.5 Trillion spending package “Marxism.” He says things like that because he’s winning, does he? Sounds to me like he’s backing up and about to fall on his butt. In case of emergency, break glass and shout the “C” word. In his case, it’s more of Charley McCarthy than actual McCarthyism. Monkeys and little girls tend to shriek when they are frightened.
Twump walked the Republican Party off the plank. He wasn’t a Conservative or a Liberal, he was just extreme. Twump fed the faithful a steady diet of anger and now, that is all they have left. The Republican Party tries to harness their anger with incendiary comments. Not because they are winning, but because they don’t know what else to do.
Svengali has put the mob under his spell and left the stage, without bringing them back to consciousness. They strut around crowing like a chicken reading the Gettysburg address. To win in the general election, Republicans must first win in the primary. The only way to win in the primary is to out extreme all the other Republican extremists, making them less likely to win in a general election.
Gee, it was only just couple of hundred hours ago, when Ron DeSantis and Greg “Bubba” Abbott had political futures ahead of them. Texas has now officially been declared, the Redneck insanity Capitol of the known world. Known for repressive, racist, mean-spirited and ugly legislation. And as a former Alabamian, I say thank you to Texas for taking the onus off us, at least for a little while. In Florida, your chances of dying of Covid are fifty times greater than in Australia. That’s not winning.
The winningest Coach in College football history says, “Don’t watch the scoreboard.” “The most important play of the game is the next one.” If it doesn’t work, try something else. You don’t quit until the game is over and it near ain’t over. Twump has placed the Republican Party diametrically opposed to the views of the vast majority of the voters. His extremism has repulsed the voters. His racism has disgusted them. Twump’s buffoonery has degenerated them. To the point where lifelong Republicans are leaving the Party, out of shame and public embarrassment.
So called left leaning publications, wring their hands and squirt tears. “Oh no, what are we going to do now?” We’re gonna kick their ass! That’s what were going to do! And if we have Democrats who won’t march in lock step, surprise, surprise, they never have before and probably never will. We don’t need to get rid of them, we just need more Democrats! So, their votes will be less important. I’d rather have someone who votes against me 10 or 20% of the time than 90% of the time. Will Rogers famously said, “I’m not a member of any organized political Party, I’m a Democrat.”
Liberal publications warned us; Gavin Newsome would lose the recall election in California, if he didn’t act fast. In the end, Newsome swatted the Republican down like house fly with a newspaper. It wasn’t even close; even in places where it should have been close. You know for many years; California had a large and vibrant Republican Party. They elected Ronald Reagan. But Ronny couldn’t get elected today in California, that Republican Party is dead and gone, like the dodo bird.
Republicans then took to calling California, a liberal bastion. The land of fruits and nuts! Then Oregon and Washington state were also liberal bastions and became Democratic constants. Then a couple of years later, the Democrats carried New Mexico. Then Nevada and then Arizona, and now Georgia. That lone liberal bastion on the West Coast now has lots of company! During that same period, not a single blue state has gone Red. If that’s not winning! I don’t know what is. If we can’t get it today, we’ll get it tomorrow but, we’ll get it.
Debs said, “I’d rather vote for what I want and not get it. Than to vote for what I don’t want and get it!”
If Dorothy had thrown that bucket of water on Marco Rubio, he would have melted into the floor shouting, “Marxist! Communist! Socialist! All my beautiful ugliness…melting!”