This past March 20 the Republican Party celebrated its 165th birthday. It was founded in 1854 in Ripon, Wisconsin by citizens opposed to the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
I don’t think anyone associated with the party then would recognize or approve of the GOP today because Republicans have not produced a decent elected president since Dwight Eisenhower left office in 1961:
Nixon was a crook.
Ford was not elected, of course, and did well under circumstances the Son of Man would have found challenging. History, I think, has redeemed his decision to pardon Nixon.
Reagan had his strengths but he was the most managed president ever, setting a precedent that plagues the presidency to this day.
George Bush was a decent man who could not get re-elected.
George W. Bush lied to get us into war.
Donald Trump was elected despite not having neither judgment, tact or a long-term vision for our country. His only real talent, displayed every hour on the hour, is drawing attention to himself and, as we predicted, his presidency is every bit as embarrassing as was his candidacy for the White House.
The GOP should just go away. We are starting to see some Republican resistance to some of his nonsense, but not wholesale rebellion yet. Too bad, because the GOP could use a wholesale rebellion. Both the party and our country would benefit from one.
Thank you for reading,