You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying, “Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” Now for conservatives, it’s “GOP, you won’t fool us again. “
If you missed the Iowa Family Leadership Conference, hosted by Tucker Carlson, you need to give the interviews a serious watch. Here , here and here . Carlson’s sharp questioning of candidates revealed most of the current GOP bench as robotic, uninspiring or fake.
Years ago I would have been into most or all of these candidates, thinking, “Hey, they’re the GOP, the good guys. Let’s see who emerges as the front-runner and let’s back em.”
Why do I say GOP, you won’t fool us again?
Everyone of those candidates Tucker interviewed is playing a role. Each of them has a specific part in this election cycle to keep President Donald Trump out of the White House. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is Trump Lite, Former Vice President Mike Pence and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott are trying to fracture the evangelical vote ( and in Scott’s case, the black vote), Former S.C. Governor and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley , the female and hawk vote, Chris Christie , the moderate vote and so on.
Mike Pence and Asa Hutchinson shot themselves in their proverbial feet during the interviews. Pence on Ukraine and Hutchinson regarding his veto of an Arkansas bill banning transgender surgeries for children.
Both of these excerpts showed empty suits with loyalties to issues most Americans strongly oppose. Could this information have come out in the debates? Probably not, but I could be wrong.
What’s needed in this election cycle are more one-on-one townhall sit-downs with skilled interviewers because this throws off the rehearsed soundbites of candidates. Time to dispense with meaningless debates where the clapping seal punditry determine the winners and losers. Let’s go a step further and get the moderators for these events from alternative conservative media only. Period.
An ever-growing number of conservative voters are wise to the GOP schtick . You know, the mouthing of Christian platitudes, pledging to shrink the bureaucracy, moderation in the face of Democrat insults, and the refusals to seriously question Covid policies and the 2020 Presidential election.
With very few individual exceptions, the Republicans and Democrats belong to the Uniparty, dedicated only to the interests of Washington D.C. and not the people. More conservatives are getting this.
Included in this are many of the so-called conservative punditry who we once listened to , watched and read religiously . They’ve revealed themselves as controlled opposition.
What’s controlled opposition? These hacks give us the illusion that we have a voice by them saying the right conservative buzzwords, fooling us they’re on our side. Meanwhile , they feature insufferable RINO’s (Republican In Name Only) on their shows weekly.
Sure, there are mainstream exceptions to this rule , but now it’s trust but verify.
Which brings us back to current crop of GOP candidates. The people chose their preferred candidate in 2016, 2020 and the polls are showing a huge majority of conservative voters want Trump back in the White House. The Republican elites say we’ll give you a choice, anyone but Trump.
Republican elites don’t want Trump because he places the people first and not D.C. interests, the conservative majority want Trump precisely because he places the people first and not D.C. interests. The scales have come off the eyes of more and more people who realize that most of current candidates are beholden to billionaire donors before the interests of the American people.
Trump currently leads in polling , despite the election interference of politically motivated indictments. And yes these indictments have nothing to do with the law and everything to do with politics.
If the Republican National Committee were serious about winning, they would back the people’s choice. They’re not
And guess what? GOP, you won’t fool us again.