Remember the first time Donald Trump called our media the “enemy of the people?” I do. And through the years, Trump has called many the “enemy.” For Trump, the only characteristic one needs to be deemed an enemy is that one doesn’t like Trump.
We are not like that. Not the Democratic party. But I am going to say something a bit controversial. Would you not agree that the GOP is the enemy of the state? I take those words — an enemy -VERY seriously, just like I take the word “hate” seriously. These words are not to be used on just anybody. But looking at this new iteration of the republican party, there is clear evidence that they are the enemy.
Enemy of the state. Let’s look at some of this evidence — and it SADDENS me to think of them this way. But that is our reality. I could fill this essay with 2,000 pages of examples. But let’s take a select few.
The enemy of women? Of course! Anyone who’s in favor of women carrying dead fetuses is an enemy, in my opinion. Anyone with such contempt for women that they refuse to concede it is a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body is an enemy.
The enemy of the police? YES! Look at how the GOP has treated the Capitol Police. It certainly hasn’t been with loving kindness, now has it?
Black and brown people. This is an obvious one. So is the GOP’s unending fury at the LGBTQ crowd for being — well — for being themselves.
Want to look at specific examples? Look at Tommy Tuberville. Look how he is endangering our military — all because he wants control of the females in our military — he doesn’t want them to have abortions.
And have ANY republicans commented that Trump lost his case to E. Jean Carroll? That he is guilty of sexual assault? Not a peep from the peanut gallery.
In closing, I’d have to say that Republicans are NOW the enemy of the state. I do not expect the party to be able to sustain itself in the long term. They might go the way of the Whig party. That would be a sad ending for a party that was once proud to speak of Morning in America.