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Republicans’ continued fealty to Trump is fueling voters to look at Intermediate Party

by PRIDE Newsdesk

William T. Robinson, Jr.

First of all, before many readers began to think this is an article blasting Republicans, it is not. In fact, it is meant to bring light and appreciation to living in a free country with the right to freely choose your political affiliation. While unparalleled infighting is occurring among the basic two political party systems composed of Democrats and Republicans, many Americans are seeing the need to identify with a third party—a party that is heralded as an intermediate party representing the best of the two basic political parties. It would be committed to the shared interests of all citizens.

The unyielding allegiance and fealty to the Republican Party now manifested by Republicans in office, has shown America that truth and morality take a back seat to unwavering party loyalty. This unfaltering allegiance has left many Americans gravitating toward considering an intermediate political party where bipartisan policies matter more than party loyalty. Many Americans cannot agree with the platforms they see in each major political party. They cannot support or identify with such positions and are gravitating to a party that deals with enacting policies that help all American citizens. Many Americans are opposed to blind allegiance to a party that causes division and appears insensitive or indifferent to what is in the best interests of all Americans.

Prior to the present era, both major political parties were usually able to work together, coming up with bipartisan support to enact legislation that benefited most Americans. However, starting with the Obama administration and continuing under Trump, the Republicans put a cap on bipartisan support on most issues. Republicans’ inability to work with their opponents is making many Americans take a closer look at politics and look at amending or changing many practices allowing legislators to overlook what may be in the best interests of their constituents.

Let’s clear up one major argument. Many people do not question the right to choose to be Republicans, just as some people choose to be Democrats. The point of contention is on how Republicans can endorse what many people see as the epitome of indecency. Be a Republican if you please, but when choosing capable and qualified candidates to lead the party, how can you willingly go to the bottom of the barrel? Surely, there must be more qualified and moral candidates than the ones being promoted now.

Trump supporters, please stop making excuses for what we all know. Many of Trump’s die hard supporters support him because he is saying and doing things they secretly feel and identify with. But make no mistake: He is as immoral as they come. He is a habitual liar, adulterer, misogynist, narcissist, racist, and sex abuser—not to mention, a con artist. But yet, you have those who follow him like he is the second coming of Christ.

Some claim they can support Trump regardless of his shortcomings because their ‘401’ looks good.  Just remember, dancing with the devil has its consequences and maybe those supporting him can take their ‘401’ to hell with them. I apologize, because some of those supporting Trump probably don’t believe in God or hell anyway.

With all that being said, I personally pray that many in the Republican Party (the party once hailed as the party of morality and family values) jump the Trump train and find a decent and moral candidate to rally for.

Once again, it is not so much about the Republican Party, but supporting the likes of a Donald Trump. Embracing the worst we have to offer is not a victory, because in the end we all lose. Following Donald Trump will not set well with politicians finding themselves in the pages of history. Legislators following Donald Trump and vying to stay in office by supporting districts dripping with support for Trump will have their day of reckoning when coming before our Benevolent Creator.

Politicians need to come clean by not supporting lies initiated by our former president concerning the election being fraudulent or that the January 6, 2021 insurrection on the Capitol didn’t occur. They should start by apologizing to the public for insulting their intelligence and ‘playing them’ like they are stupid.

Many Republicans are coming clean and admitting and acknowledging what we all knew was the truth. Those Republicans still playing mind games are only hurting their party and forcing potential members to look elsewhere. They have definitely opened the doors causing moral voters to look elsewhere.

Kudos to those in the Republican party such as Liz Cheney, Mitt Rodney, Don Young, Dan Sullivan and others for the courage to confront the truth and sever their ties and support for Trump. It takes a lot of courage and faith to be vilified and ostracized by your own party for doing what we all know is the right thing to do for the good of the country. You shouldn’t have to apologize for doing what you know is right. You will be applauded in the pages of history.

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