Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Conservative Radio Hosts Demonstrate What Is Wrong With My Republican Party

Friday morning I was driving around town and had the opportunity to listen to a few minutes of the "Chicks on the Right" program on WIBC.   For those of you unfamiliar with the program, I would describe it as two Valley Girls (Millennials, consult your online dictionary) suddenly stumbling upon conservative politics in their middle age and being granted a radio program to express their views.  That's what you're missing.  No, definitely not a fan.  However, to the credit of"Mock" and "Daisy," the radio hosts did express grave reservations about Donald Trump during the primaries and were some of the last conservatives to board the Trump train.

On this particular program, the topic of Michael Wolff's new book "Fire and Fury" came up.  The hosts proceeded to tell listeners that the allegations in Wolff's book ring true and reflect the concerns they had expressed about him when he was pursing the nomination.  Then they proceeded to say that the book made them even more supportive of the President.

Let's recap.  Mock and Daisy hold the position the mere fact that a book is written making claims they long believe are true - that the Donald Trump is unfit to be President, namely that he is ignorant, won't read even one page summaries of issues, has the temperament of a 6 year old child, constantly lies, doesn't have the attention span to sit through many meetings, and may have declining mental faculties - makes them more supportive of the President.  Seriously?

Sadly, many Trumpers hold the same position as Mock and Daisy. They know Donald Trump is not fit for office, yet they support the President enthusiastically because no one makes liberals madder than Donald Trump.  The welfare of the country, our safety and security, as well as survival of American democratic institutions, take a backseat to party tribalism.

Donald Trump isn't the problem with my party, but rather a symptom of the problem.  The problem is those in the GOP who put their blind angry and hatred of the other side ahead of doing what is in the best interests of the United States of America.  My Republican Party needs to be better than that.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I’m glad you finally woke up. Now when are you going to admit the Catholic Church is a terror organization?

Veterans for Peace Indianapolis said...

The ideas of decentralization, subsidiarity, nullification, and (dare I say) secession are much more important. The focus needs to turn away from an Imperial President. The fixes start at the school boards, city councils, and neighborhoods. Hopefully Trump teaches everyone the Presidency itself is much too powerful.

Pete Boggs said...

In his own book entitled Burn Rate, Wolff admits to manufacturing stories !?! In a recent interview, he acknowledged to Meghan McCain that he included "off the record" conversations in his book. While people should know better than to engage in "off record" conversations with "journalists;" it's pretty sleazy & doesn't bolster Wolff's Jack Sparrow "credibility" where he seems to suggest you can "trust" him because he's admitting his lies...

The Chicks are funny & do a fine job articulating limited government opinions in perhaps different, cultural tones.

Let's look at CCC "Republicans" support of an accused Council President & the "leadership" involved in their perception of power over principle "coup."

Paul K. Ogden said...

Pete,

Let's say that 80% of what Wolff writes about in the book is completely made up. (Highly unlikely mind you.) The 20% that is true should be alarming.

The reason Wolff's book is taken so seriously is precisely because what he is saying isn't new. Pretty much everyone who has been around Trump says he's not intelligent, won't read, acts like a child, etc. These aren't new. Even Trump's own supporters say that about him.