Here’s a nice thought:
Dozens of Republicans in former President George W. Bush’s administration are leaving the party, dismayed by a failure of many elected Republicans to disown Donald Trump after his false claims of election fraud sparked a deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol last month.
If enough of the RINOs who are devoted to maintaining the status quo of the Republicans just being another branch of the big government uniparty bail, maybe there will be no need to start a new party…the GOP may evolve into the MAGA party just by natural drift.
Not that it really matters all that much at this point. Too little too late. We’ve already demonstrated to the Dems that they can openly and brazenly steal any election they want as long as they have a liberal run city or two around that can block, obstruct or kick out observers and then manufacture as many votes as they need.
The only way Republicans will ever get back into power is if they learn how to cheat better than the democrats…and that isn’t going to happen because it’s just not how we think.
Sort of related personal story follows
Back when I was in the Navy, we played a lot of cards during downtime. Spades was the game of choice for most people, although if you had enough midwesterners around, you could sometimes scare up a Euchre game, which is similar.
In both games, the rule is to follow suit if you have it. If you play a card of a different suit (usually to win a round or “trick”, or to protect a future trick) but could have followed suit with a different card, it’s called Reneging. Some people consider this a natural part of the game and engage in it freely, they consider it their opponents job to catch them when they do it.
I rarely ever caught anyone reneging. This is because my mind just doesn’t work that way. Some would say I’m too naive. It never even crosses my mind to not follow the rules. If I have a card of the suit, I play it. Because it never occurs to me to intentionally renege, it never crosses my mind to keep watch for other people doing it…but if I did it by accident, the people who do it on purpose all the time would jump all over me.
The point is that it takes a cheater to beat a cheater and if you don’t have that mindset; if you’re a live and let live, you play by the rules and so will I kind of person, it’s really hard to just decide to start cheating…at least with any effectiveness.