Jews all over the world wound down the highest of holy days yesterday, Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is the final of several days of repentance and is meant to wipe the slate clean of past sins.
Acknowledge. Confess. Turn from sin.
I know it’s not near as much fun as Obama’s “YES WE CAN!” Or “I’M WITH HER.” But I swear to you, I am not voting for any candidate who does not acknowledge how little the Grand Ol’ Party has to celebrate right now and how much they have to atone for.
This is one of the few viable platforms the GOP could campaign from, “We have blown it. We are sorry. Please forgive us.” This strategy, along with some ironclad vision for the future…is their only hope. Because running on promises for tomorrow or fidelity to pledges made yesterday would be inappropriate. Running on the strong show of force presented against Biden’s administration would be laughable. Running on preserving any semblance of fiscal responsibility over the last 2-20 years? That’s just a flat lie. And running on brotherly love or unity within the party? Well, that’s a joke. And no one is laughing.
Get it together, my party people. As much as the Democratic party has a character issue, the GOP has a credibility issue. Which, in the house I grew up in…was also a character issue.
This should be an easy election to win. My word, it is an embarrassment of riches for obvious cases to be made against progressivism. I mean they are broadcasting their lunacy in 4k to anyone who will listen!
Take your pick—the open border, the humanitarian crisis it has created, fentanyl, trafficking, drug use and homelessness? You could go the law-and-order route and remind voters of the Summer of Love that normalized lawlessness, the destruction of businesses, homes, etc., Point out the disparities in sentencing between Antifa and January 6ers, wed democrats to their failing criminal justice policies and the cities that are failing because of them. The readiness of the military?
If you are more family oriented… The Biden Crime Syndicate… or how our education system deserves to be railed upon from teachers’ unions to the Department of Education, critical theory curriculums, gender identity and sexuality madness making the rounds in public schools, female sports, lack of discipline…take your pick! You could simply stream Libs of TikTok posts as commercials and do fairly well. Rights of parents? Weaponization of the DOJ against parents, people of faith, etc. And we haven’t even gotten to COVID yet.
But the GOP will not be able to organize or unify enough to address any of those concerns and will instead allow the news cycles to be dominated by petty insults against each other or the distraction du jour provided by the mainstream media. So, just run on repentance.
Say you’re sorry for lacking the maturity or foresight to see that this election could only be won by everyone putting aside their personal pursuit of glory, recognizing the critical place our nation is in—the precipice that we are truly on, and crafting a solid platform, cohesive talking points, assuming militant offensive positions against Biden, the media, and any other candidate they intend to put forth…and waging a long overdue war.
Instead, as in 2016, we will likely have an entire field killed off during the campaign and rendered useless as surrogates.
You can either play to win or determine to see America win but you can’t do both.
You can be self-serving or America-preserving, but you can’t do both.
The GOP should be crafting a ticket even now, that is not for one term but reaching into the next 12 years. Put forth the President and the VP heir apparent and run on a multi-year barn burner.
For the love of apple pie and what used to be baseball—before we glorified klepto-psycho-pseudo nuns at games—would someone please communicate that you understand it would take 12 if not 20 years to undo the damage that has been done to every institution in our fair land. Put forth a team with a deep bench that promises to clean house in the courts, the IRS, the DOJ, the DOD… I would vote for that and almost nothing less.
Vow to rid your own party of the stale and stagnant “stalwarts” who have made accountability an impossibility and allowed dems to run rough shod over both commerce and constitution. I’d vote for that. But don’t dare come at me with establishment entitlement or party politics. I don’t care whose turn “they” think it is. I don’t care about family names or dynasties. I am entirely unimpressed by a Washington work history. About twelve of y’all deserve to be in office and the rest should go home. Show me the person willing to lose re-election if it means being able to speak with clarity and conviction on whoever’s behalf—so that the American people win.
We are in a crisis and a wicked strain of leftism is degrading every good and Godly thing in our nation. And an impotent strain of “almost rightism” has allowed it. Fear of man, fear of loss, fear of a change in comfort or status…has kept good men from holding hardlines on plumblines. And now we drift and fade into an unnecessary dark.
If the GOP intends to win at all, run on repentance.
Best wishes and shalom y’all!
—Your friendly neighborhood extremist and salty citizen