G.O.P. does not stand for Get Out and Purge

‘Nothing can stop what is coming.’

That’s the dire warning some of our MAGA acquaintances are posting on social media. They posted the same apocalyptic claptrap before the January 6 assault on the nation’s electoral process. No winning hearts and minds for these folk. The Republican Geheime Staatspolizei is hunting RINOs. Informants wanted.

For these purists, Reagan’s 80 percent friends are their 20 percent enemies. Are there too many Republicans? Is that the problem?

Republicans no longer need believe in life begins at conception, free markets, strong military, election integrity, low taxes, balanced budgets, equality of opportunity (not results), safe streets, school choice, and color-blind, limited government. Apparently.

Lone holdout against Nazi salute

The MAGA folks have coalesced around what the communists call the cult of personality — that personality being You Know Who. Their creed: the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Not the 12 Democratic House seats that Republicans flipped across the nation. Just the one. The absurdity of Hugo Chavez-jiggered voting machines is no impediment to this sacred belief. There are still those who believe Antifa stormed the Congress just to give the Proud Boys a bad name.

All of which is to say, the Werkes admires Liz Cheney as a profile in courage. If she has to go as Republican conference chair, so be it. Politics ain’t fair. Yes, we need the MAGA folk in our party. Blaska does not purge. Joe Stalin purged. Mao, Saddam, and Pol Pot purged. In contrast, real Republicans like Tommy Thompson preached: build the tent!

“The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.” — Liz Cheney, R-WY

The Big Lie

This is about whether the Republican Party is going to perpetuate lies about the 2020 election and attempt to whitewash what happened on January 6,” Cheney’s spokesman said. “Liz will not do that.” Republicans will thank Liz some day but not next Wednesday 05-12-21 when her defenestration is scheduled to go down.

•   One thing is certain — whoever ascends to the job if Cheney is kicked out will have to be willing to maintain strategic silence about something that shouldn’t be controversial, but is for House Republicans: The election wasn’t stolen.‘ — The Dispatch.

•   GOP leaders shouldn’t have to lie about 2020 to keep their job. Even as President Biden proposes the largest expansion of government in decades, Mr. Trump is spending his energy settling scores in his own party. He’s thrown his loyal Vice President over the side because Mike Pence refused to pull an unconstitutional stunt to invalidate the pro forma Electoral College count on Jan. 6. As ever with Mr. Trump, everything is always about him.’ Wall Street Journal.

•   You don’t have to squint at the results to find Republicans who were demoralized by Trump’s false claims and his rabble-rousing. There are those who, after Georgia, were demoralized by the riot. Cheney’s views do not represent a majority. Not even close. But room for the sentiment she represents may be crucial to actually rebuilding a majority in purple states and to holding Republican institutions together. — National Review.

Blaska’s Bottom Lines: What was the name of that congressman who traveled to Wyoming to diss Cheney on her home turf? Republican in good standing Matt Gaetz! We can’t win if we believe in the tooth fairy. Joe Biden is doing his best to elect Republicans. Why can’t we let him?

Who is YOUR profile in courage?

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53 Responses to G.O.P. does not stand for Get Out and Purge

  1. Liberty says:

    “Seriously, Liberty? Seven comments in a row?”

    Didn’t realize there was a limit to how many times people could comment here. Not sure if you’re going through a hard time, but you haven’t been the most affable host lately, and frankly, those of us who frequent your blog don’t deserve it.

    If you want to alienate loyal readers and only attract people who agree with you, please continue what you’re doing. If I want to be attacked for offering what I believe are valid thoughts based on the information I have, I can visit any Progressive blog.

    Saying this to be helpful.

    “So you’re on the side of the guy in face paint and horns! Smashing down the doors to the Capitol to undo the Electoral College is unconstitutional!”

    Absolutely not. Please don’t put words in my mouth.

    I don’t follow Powell or Wood. I’m looking directly at the list of irregularities that were never accounted for to our satisfaction. Which irregularities? Other posters and I have made lists here on several occasions.

    “Court after court, judges and justices appointed by Trump himself said there is no there, there.”

    Politics, at least in some cases.

    “Republicans have not been country club since Barry Goldwater. ”

    Not true. But I guess it’s how you perceive it.


    • David Blaska says:

      First, glad to have you as a reader and commenter. Spread the word about my blog.

      Second: Don’t know of any other blogs that allow comments. Mine is pretty much the only one.

      Third: What evidence has anyone presented of bogus ballots outside of Lin Wood (Georgia has asked that he submit to psychiatric examination), Sydney Powell (originator of the Hugo Chavez jiggering of Dominion voting machines), and the My Pillow guy? A lawsuit brought in Wisconsin to the state supreme court challenged Democracy in the Park and election officials filling in zip codes on absentee ballots. This challenge was not brought when it could have stopped those practices but AFTER the election. The suit asked the court to throw the election to the Republican legislature. I can tell you for a fact the Republican legislature did not want that bitter cup.

      Thanks for visiting the Stately Manor and keep commenting!


      • David wrote, “Don’t know of any other blogs that allow comments. Mine is pretty much the only one.”

        If you’re talking about regular/daily bloggers specifically in the Madison area I think you’re generally correct, this is a unique light. The progressives, Liberals, Democrat bloggers in the Madison area tend to either not allow commenters at all, de facto ban or outright ban those that disagree with their rhetoric.

        If you’re talking about Madison area bloggers in general, as in non-regular or non-daily bloggers, I know of at least one other Madison area blogger that allows comments but doesn’t post regularly or daily. 😉

        If you’re talking about bloggers in general, there are lots of bloggers out there that allows comments. There are two other blogs that I frequent that allow comments and they even allow commenters to disagree with the blogger. It’s has been my experience that progressive bloggers tend to not allow comments at all or they tell those that oppose their rhetoric that they aren’t welcome or they de facto ban or just outright ban those that disagree with them; progressives are intolerant bigots.


      • David wrote, “This challenge was not brought when it could have stopped those practices but AFTER the election.”

        I can’t find the reference right now but I remember at least one instance where the Republicans actually challenged something the election officials were planning to do that was in violation of election law (I think it was in Wisconsin or maybe it Pennsylvania) before the election and they were told that they couldn’t challenge it before the election because there hadn’t been anything against election law done yet, in other words they had to wait until after they violated election law during an ongoing election and then prove that they broke election law but then after the election when they challenged the actions that literally broke election laws they were told it was too late to challenge the election based on actions taken that were against election law, the election was over and they couldn’t change it the outcome. There is no way to fight this kind of outright manipulation of election law, it’s a lose-lose situation and the Democrats knew that.

        If someone else remembers this, please fill in actual facts.


      • What I’ve learned from the 2020 Presidential election is that the Democrats will exploit something like the pandemic to justify breaking long standing election law and it seems that there is a huge swath of the population in the United States that just don’t give a damn that some election laws in some states were broken.

        What will happen in the 2024 Presidential election now that a new precedence has been set?


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