Ever since the election I have been trying to think of one thing that Republicans do that is positive. I am talking about the leaders and not about those that are in the party. I grew up with Republicans, I have had Republican friends at all times in my life, and I know that many of them are kind, generous, fun people.
But most of the people that I am friends with would be moderate Republicans. These are not the kind of Republicans that just won election. Most moderate Republicans have been drummed out of positions of power.
I am dead serious. I want any of you that are Republicans to email me positive policy positions that the Republicans have. Things that you don’t agree with, but you think they would do better than Obama don’t count. You also can’t say anything like I think they would be better at foreign policy because they would fight war more effectively. I’m talking about things that would be put in place that would make the lives of everyday people better.
Most of the things I have heard during the election are things that would make someone’s life worse. There seems to be anti-whatever in front of all of the Republican’s big issues. They are anti-immigrant, anti-gay, anti-women, anti-environmental regulation, anti-affordable healthcare, etc. I know that they want to take away women’s right to choose, immigrant rights in anyway possible, gay people’s right to marry, allow fossil fuel companies to operate with less restrictions, repeal Obamacare. I don’t see how anyone but the extremely rich benefit from any of these ideas.
Those in the right that are in power seem to be either free-market utopians or the religiously insane. Those in power are not conservatives with a small c. So please, I really want to know. What do those in power in this party stand for other than making sure that rich white people hold onto their money? What are the leaders of this party good for?
Unless someone can make me aware of something that I’m not, I can’t help but feel that the answer is the same as to war in the Edwin Starr song: Absolutely nothing!