Hi, and welcome!
You may have been holding out some hope that the GOP leadership wasn’t fully in line with Donald J. Trump’s policies and positions as President.
You may have been thinking that you’re a Republican, but not that kind of Republican.
Or maybe you’re a Democrat (or Independent) who thought that while the Donald is a festering ****-show, surely the Republican party (the party of Lincoln!) wasn’t that bad overall, and maybe we should think about understanding.
Yeah, look. I’m sorry to break this to you.
The GOP as a political party is fully and completely in bed with Donald Trump.
|Paid for by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a joint fundraising committee authorized by and composed of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee|
The “Mainstream Media Accountability Survey” (if you decide to answer, try using Guerrilla Mail to provide a fake e-mail address) is yet another survey-as-fundraising tool that starts out with reasonable-sounding questions…
|Do you believe that the mainstream media has reported unfairly on our movement?|
…and quickly gets into laughable questions…
|Do you believe that the mainstream media does not do their due diligence fact-checking before publishing stories on the Trump administration?|
…and then into oblivious ironic propaganda questions…
|Do you believe that people of faith have been unfairly characterized by the media?|
…’cause it’s not like people of an Abrahamic faith are going to be unfairly characterized by this very survey two questions earlier…
|Do you believe that political correctness has created biased news coverage on both illegal immigration and radical Islamic terrorism?|
Anyway, this fundraising tool … er, “survey”… tells us two very, very important things.
First, as the footer above points out, the GOP has gotten over any misgivings about The Donald, and is fully in bed with him. If you consider yourself a Republican but not in favor of Trump, Pence’s homophobia, or Steve Bannon’s neo-Nazi leanings, then your party has deliberately decided to leave you behind.
Second, the people in charge of the GOP are very, very afraid that Trumpism is losing the support of mainstream Republicans. Consider, if you will, questions #19 & #20:
|Do you believe that the media purposely tries to divide Republicans against each other in order to help elect Democrats?|
|Do you believe that the media creates false feuds within our Party in order to make us seem divided?|
See, here’s the thing – and I say this mostly to Republicans who might be reading this: Donald J. Trump (and Mike Pence, and Steve Bannon) do not represent what most Republicans stand for. There’s an extensive list of Republicans who opposed Trump during his run. Trump’s Russian ties are concerning to a great number of Republicans who believe in our country. The public as a whole loathes the guy.
So the GOP leadership is trying to both stay firmly in bed with The Donald while simultaneously convince you that Republicans as a whole are all right there in line with him.
That’s an “alternative truth”.
Or as we call it, a fucking lie.
Republicans of conscience and Republicans of faith know that Trumpism is mocking everything they have stood for. That Trumpism is corrupting our country, our businesses, and even capitalism itself.
Know your morals. Know your ideals. Know the ideals our country – however imperfectly – strives for.
And damn these opportunists trying to tarnish our bright beacon of democracy.