I’ve gotta think that being a Republican in this day and age is harder than trying to mine for coal with a teaspoon…what was once the Grand Old Party has more splinter groups than a convention of loggers and woodcrafters. What passes for leadership in the party has a lot to do with that, and I’m not even talking about the rotting fish at the head, i.e. the Head Cheeto…when you’ve got guys like Mitch McConnell flogging dead bills in Congress and people like Paul Ryan who have the spinal stiffness of a jellyfish, what do you expect? I’m not always in agreement with Republican philosophy, but at least I can get behind guys like John McCain and Lindsey Graham for at least having the testicular fortitude to speak up when their party acts up. Two plus decades of obsessing over the Clintons has turned the GOP into a bubbling hot mess that’s spilled over…kinda like spilling liquid candy on your carpet and waiting for it to harden before you try to clean it up. Even with control of both houses of Congress and the Oval Office, they’re getting as much done as a strawberry picker with his hands tied behind his back…part of that is because the Prez is a rouge element, but part of it is because the old ideas of the old party hacks are just that…old…time for some new leadership and direction for the party because as it looks right now, the party’s over.
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