I’ve spoken about King Midas before. It is a favorite tale of mine. King Midas, the king of Phrygia, made his famous wish that everything he touch turn to gold. He was obsessed with gold — its texture, its look, its beauty.
And upon having his wish granted, he was delirious with joy – until he found his food had turned to gold. His garden turned to gold, his beloved daughter turned to gold. Midas learned his lesson. And he was one of the few lucky enough to be given a second chance. He never took his family for granted again.
The beguiling story of Midas reminds me of the GOP. The GOP, at one time was a party. We may not have agreed with their policies, but they were, in fact, a political party. That is all gone now because greed got in the way.
Let’s look at what is really important to them. Donald Trump has badly damaged their party. Let’s look at some of the ways he has done this. He was caught on tape in his presidential campaign saying it was OK to grab women by the p####. He was accused of sexual misconduct. Still, the GOP would not denounce him.
He ripped children from their mother’s arms. He neglected the Covid virus causing deaths of many. Still, the GOP loved him. He was impeached — twice. Still, the GOP’s cup runneth over for him.
He lost his reelection bid. He refused to accept defeat. He caused a violent and bloody insurrection. He almost got his own VP killed. He stands accused of possible espionage. The GOP continued to love him.
The GOP lost the midterms. They started to turn on him. And there you have it. The true priorities of the GOP. Actions ALWAYS speak louder than words. Look again at this list. Let your eyes wander over the many sins of the insurrectionist.
And think about what it FINALLY took to get most in the GOP to say one negative word about him. Not the police fighting for their lives. Not the hurt, the sick, the wounded, and the dead. No, nothing as soulful as that. It was their own failures. So sad, so predictable, so vacant.
This sums up the GOP more than anything I can think of. And you know what? Unlike King Midas — I do not foresee a second chance for them in the immediate future or possibly ever.