Friday, September 28, 2018

The thing that is painfully and manifestly clear to me is that, for the Republicans, this was never about getting at the facts.  It was never about listening to what Dr. Ford had to convey, despite the great personal sacrifice she made.  It was not, and is not, about doing the right thing--the thing that is best for the nation and its institutions and its people.  Rather, it is a sustained and unbridled and immoral power grab aided and abetted by Fox News and right-wing talk radio and extremist right-wing lobbying groups and--most tragic of all, Evangelical Christians. 

If there has ever been a more blatant example of a cynical and morally bankrupt strategy playing out for all to see, it was Republicans delaying an Obama Supreme Court nominee confirmation for nearly a year (of a man free from allegations and taint) and now "plowing" through a Trump Supreme Court nomination in a hurry and at any cost (despite considerable red flags and public concern).

And after today it is more obvious than ever before that moderate Republicans (who seem to be a dying breed) are not going to pull things back from the brink.  Sure, politics are ugly and no political party is a paragon of purity, but the Republican Party has lost its moral compass to the point of becoming functionally evil.  I say this as a former Republican.  The only thing that is going to save the U.S. from this slide into the abyss is Americans who aren't Republicans getting out and voting and going into elected public office--especially women and minorities; those who have been ruthlessly cast aside by the Republican Party.  The Republican Party needs to be destroyed by the American people and cast into history's junk pile.  They lost their way and betrayed their founding ideals.

The other thing that is clearer than ever--for all to see--is that Evangelical Christianity has become hopelessly entwined with Babylon, shedding righteousness in exchange for a shot at power; a chance to dictate how everyone else should live their lives (while turning a blind eye to all of the reprehensible behavior among their own leaders and politicians and judges).  Evangelical Christianity, and the political party that Evangelicals have given their allegiance to, is now corrupt beyond redemption, and spiritually enslaved by the perverse purveyors of populist propaganda. 

God isn't going to fix this.  Moderates holding hands across the aisle aren't going to fix this (as admirable as that is).  The Republicans certainly aren't going to fix this.  The only thing that is going to fix this is a tsunami of the common people saying, "Enough!" and wiping the board clean.

"Then I heard another voice from heaven saying,
'Come out of her, my people,
so that you do not take part in her sins,
and so that you do not share in her plagues...'"

--Revelation 18:4


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