Something is Seriously Wrong With the Republican Party

It’s not just Donald Trump

MartinEdic
4 min readMay 21, 2024
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

It’s hard to know where to start with this one, not because there are hints here and there but because it’s rampant. The GOP seems to have succumbed to some kind of disease that renders once sensible people mad. And it gets worse every day.

The obvious cause is the former President, but the fact that the party is following his lead no matter how scary and weird it gets is extremely disturbing. A Governor angling for the VP job brags in a book about shooting her dog, thinking that will get her street cred. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, third in line for the Presidency in an emergency, skips out on his job to appear in court supporting a guy accused of screwing porn a star while married and covering it up to win an election.

And he brings a cadre of prominent Republicans with him, all dressed in Trump duds like a bunch of frat boys, and then proceeds to make statements that Trump cannot make because of a gag order.

House member Marjorie Taylor Greene reverts to personally insulting a colleague during a congressional hearing, a week after trying to get her own House leader fired for working across the aisle, which is how things actually get done in DC.

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MartinEdic

Mastodon: @martinedic@md.dm, Writer, nine non-fiction books, two novels, Buddhist, train lover. Amateur cook, lover of life most of the time!