The post-January 6 Republican Party doesn’t look very different from the pre-January 6 GOP.
Ever since the November election results were finalized, i looked forward to "normal" people coming to their senses and dumping the con man to try and regain solid footings and re-establish their sanity and their party. Everyday i read more bizarre stories as said normal people continue to become more crazed with rage, anger and stupidity. It is wholly illogical to me.
I suspect you know folks David who you held in high regard, were principled conservatives, and they still are buying the "election was stolen" nonsense, I know several, and i simply refuse to have the discussion. While trump is trump, the elected leaders who are carrying this yoke of oppression are the ones i truly resent. Their only excuse is to stay in his good graces.
They had their chance to wash their hands of him following January 6 and yet they elected to cling even more. If the events of that day weren't enough, nothing will ever change/save them. They have embraced the ride or die mentality to his wagon and there is no way out. I follow with interest the discussion for fixing/saving the GOP but for now, there doesn't appear to be any answers.
If the left pushes too far to the extreme, perhaps the logical conclusion will be a third "middle of the road" party where sanity, common sense and solid leadership will again flourish and the country will prosper. I find myself looking at alternatives because our two party system now leaves much to be desired.
I'd like to share the first part, but then you start discussing Biden's speech. I'm afraid people will be distracted by that. Can you make the sections separate?