Republican Hypocrisy

I find the Republican hypocrisy to be extremely frustrating. Is there no integrity left in the Republican Party at all?

For instance, one of the most important ways in which a President gets work done in his branch of the government is the appointing of personnel to various tasks. The President does not make government run by himself but by his appointments. That’s common sense and ought to be obvious even to those who have not taken a Sr. Hi. civics class.

So, if you want to cripple a President and make sure he/she can accomplish nothing, one of the very simplest ways is to make a mess of the process of Senate confirmations of Presidential appointments. That’s the strategy the Republicans have been pursuing with amazing brashness for seven years, effectively crippling not not only the President but the whole government and therefore the nation itself.

Having achieved such a dubious goal, they love complaining that Obama has accomplished too little. That takes the proverbial unmitigated gall.

What Republican leaders in Congress have failed to notice — despite the fact that it is seemingly unmistakable — is that a large wing of their own party blames their leaders as much as they do the President. McConnell and Boehner are treated strictly as persona non grata in the very active presidential campaigns  these past several months. whether Paul Ryan can emerge as a party leaders is becoming less certain with every passing day. The Republican Party is absolutely leaderless!

Perhaps instead of crowing about Barack Obama’s approval ratings hovering between 40% and 50%, they should have noted that their own ratings have consistently wandered between 15% and 20%.

Though I no longer have the slightest respect for the Republican Party, I do care about the damage they have been doing to America. And now, having lost control of one of their most hideous monsters — Trump — they are responsible for damaging America’s reputation abroad.

Having spent a month in Europe last fall, I know that Europeans on the whole pay little attention to our political machinations but they do wonder aloud and often why anybody in America is taking Trump seriously.He is so obviously a fool — and, worse, so obviously like Hitler — that only fools would give him a moment’s attention.

Republican hypocrisy, showing up these days in countless ways, is  are coming back to haunt them and even threaten to destroy them. That can’t be good for America.

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About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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