Republican Party, We Need You Back

We, as in Democrats, Liberals, Democracy, this Country, we need you as a functional political party again.

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Republican Party, it is time, long past time, to wake up from this fever dream born in the late 1970s and culminating in toxic Trumpism.

It is long past time to remember that people who do not label themselves as “Republican” are good, honest, hard working people. Of course, while I am at it, Democrats, please do remember that people not labeled “Democrat” are also good, honest, hard working people. Isn’t it so sad that even as I type these words, I know people will blanch and grimace. Some Republicans reading this will think “but Democrats are socialist anarchist terrorists who want to defund the police!” Some Democrats reading this will think “but Republicans are nothing but a collection of heartless white supremacists and misogynists led by a corrupt plutocracy!” So? Then what? Does that mean each Party huddles in their own corner, pats one another on the back in self-congratulatory support for being “in the right” while commiserating over how everyone else is “evil” and meanwhile, the country crumbles to pieces at our collective feet?

A private person, now living mostly “off the grid.” I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (and photo is from the 80s, I’m hopelessly nostalgic)

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