The prophecy has been around since the beginning of time. Time and time again, prophecies have been made, and some have come true. “Beware the Ides of March” was such a prophecy. That one came true for Julius Caesar tragically. People should listen to prophecies. Nobody should ever laugh one off. They should REALLY not laugh it off if it comes from one of their own.
“If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed……and we will deserve it.” This prophecy came from South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham. The words were stark and eerie in their basic simplicity, but they did indeed come to pass. Trump was, in fact, their nominee. And he did, in fact, ruin the GOP. Or perhaps that is not correct. The GOP’s simpering cowardice and blind devotion to Trump was their ruination.
Graham’s words were shrugged off at the time. And he was not the only one who made that prophecy. Others, such as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, ALSO predicted doom should Trump become the nominee. They spoke in thunderous voices about the doom that would encompass them should Trump’s wishes to be the nominee come to pass. They should have listened — to themselves.
We are not even a month into the Republicans House leadership. And yet the people have turned on them. A new poll done online by Civiqs has come out with new popularity numbers for the GOP.
The GOP’s favorable numbers are at 26 percent. That should send a shiver down the spine of ALL Republicans. It shows the prophecy has done its work and is continuing to destroy the party of no shame.
The GOP’s unfavorables in this same poll are at 64 percent. Just think about that! Republicans beware! This isn’t just bad news; it’s catastrophic. The message this sends is of a political party in shredded ruins. The prophecy delivered by members of their own party — has taken on a life of its own.
The GOP’s continuing show of horrible judgment, such as attacking women’s reproductive rights, has resulted in an almost mythological turn of events that has rendered the party a joke. The once powerful and proud grand old party has become an ancient and weak wasteland.
It, of course, need not have happened this way. If only the GOP had listened to itself. But they chose to put their hands over their ears and resist their own dark prophesies. And now they have become more unpopular than perhaps ever before.