Dear Republicans: We Elected You to Fight, So Quit Being Cowards!
Dear "We're Not Democrats, Vote for Us!"
You people, with a few notable exceptions, are a useless mass of gutless wonders. Our country is burning. Symbols of our republic are falling. State governors are grinding people's rights into dust. And where are you? Tweeting. Tweeting about how terrible the Democrats are. Tweeting about how unfair the media is treating you. Tweeting about how unfair Big Tech is. Here's a tweet, there's a tweet, everywhere a tweet tweet.
Not sure if you think pecking roughly 280 characters and hitting "send" is leadership, but it's not. I know the Tweeter in Chief likes to play word jumble on Jack Dorsey's app, but new letter combinations typed in ALL CAPS does not a leader make.
For as long as I can remember, and I'm no spring chicken, the Republican stump speech boils down to: vote for us because... well, because Democrats are the worst!. And as long as I could remember, Republican voters dutifully checked the R box. Gotta stop those Democrats.
What have we gotten for supporting you? We still have illegal immigration. We still have abortion. We have a Supreme Court filled with liberals. Our public school system is still a mess. The national budget is out of control. Spending, in general, is completely insane. In Washington and Oregon, government is insisting people wear masks or else.
But I guess none of that matters because the media sucks. Right?
Seems like something is missing. It feels as if thousands if not millions of people want to rally behind someone. It feels like Americans who love their country want to see it defended from the marauding hordes. It feels like what America needs now is not tweet sweet tweet, but leadership.
Which, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the reason voters elect people to office to represent them and LEAD?
With all due respect to Wind Beneath Our Wings Dan Crenshaw, this isn't enough:
@DanCrenshawTX We know what Democrats want. That’s why we voted for Republicans. So what’s your guys’ plan now? Tweeting?— Courtney Kirchoff (@Courtney Kirchoff)1593021494.0
Democrats are socialist communists who say and do outlandish, corrupt things with zero apologies. Yeah, got that. Kind of why we vote for the opposition party. The root word of "opposition" is oppose. Like, with action and stuff. Not to tell us how terrible the Democrats are. Not tell us how mean Democrats are to Trump. Not tell us how hard Democrats are to work with.
We don't want you to work with Democrats. We want you to defeat Democrats. To crush them. To have them run with their tails between their legs.
But that's not what we've gotten. All Republicans have done over the decades is slow the socialism train. Democrats and the Left advance, Republicans and the Right concede, appease, and retreat. Nancy Pelosi isn't out there apologizing. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn't offer mea culpas. Chuck Schumer isn't hoping to reach across the aisle and plant a big wet one on Zodiac Killer Ted Cruz.
No, Democrats occupy territory, advance, and you Republicans urge us to vote for you to... well, I guess slow them down? It feels like voting for Republicans is like throwing pillows at tanks. We're not really racking up any victories of late, are we? How's that border wall doing, by the way?
As much fun as it is to watch Kayleigh McEnany bend Acosta over here knee for a judicious spanking, she's not writing policy. She's great at her job, don't get me wrong, but watching the media get owned is nothing more than that.
Personal story for a second. I've been in a bit of a snit about the apparent compliance and general sheepishness of the American people. They're easy to spot these days: they all wear designer masks. Even AFTER rioters flipped both fingers to social distancing. But whatever. By design, most people are followers. That's not their fault, it's just nature. We're herd animals, we have herd behaviors. Fine.
During the time of COVID-19, when we were told it was "15 days to slow the spread" the greater left verified a hypothesis: People will do just about anything if they're scared; think they're doing something noble; if they see everyone else doing the same thing (herd mentality); and if pressure is put upon them incrementally. Viola, we're now in month three or four of a shutdown meant to only last 15 days to simply "slow the spread" or "flatten the curve" and are now being told we can't go back to normal without a cure. Good job, everyone.
How can anyone expect everyday Americans to push back if not even our ELECTED "LEADERS" have the temerity to stop it?
Most people know they're not leaders. But if you launch yourself into the public arena of ideas, you're showing us you want to be one. And silly us, we thought you were cut out for it.
But here we are.
It's just not enough to point to Democrats leading blue cities and saying "See, Democrats suck, blue cities be burning!" It's not enough to just say "Democrats want socialism, Democrats hate America!" They're excellent first steps, don't get me wrong, but pointing out the obvious isn't enough.
We have a policy at Louder with Crowder, and I'd guess just about any business that's successful. Ready for it? I suggest you Republicans jot this one down: don't bitch about the problem without offering a solution.
No "Vote for me because Democrats are the worst" isn't a solution. We've voted for you already knowing Democrats are the worst. You've slowed them down, maybe, but not stopped them. Try harder. What are you going to do, with actions, to not only STOP the left from remaking America in its Marxist image, but advance the conservative agenda?
It is up to YOU, the people who claim to want to lead, to actually step up and lead. Not to cave. Not to apologize, not to adapt a brand of Democrat-lite. Not to bitch, whine, and otherwise complain about media bias. And not to just tweet. What is your plan of action?
Why should we entrust you with the future of our country when, so far, you've done so little to deserve it?
Completely unrelated, in the titling process of this column, some interesting suggestions came up. Trigger-warning: