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Party over country

Today’s GOP is baffling. The “old” GOP was patriotic, was united in opposing Russia when misbehaving, was totally united in opposing any raising of fiscal debt and used to have morals. Now they are circling the wagons to protect a demagogue who isn’t really a Republican. The majority know and privately say this demagogue is unstable and unfit for office, yet publicly, they bow down to this dangerous con man. They put party over country. It should be country over party.

George Washington, in his farewell address, was speaking to the future. He said the things that will destroy this country are: first, hyper-partisanship, which we have now on both sides, especially currently among the GOP; second, electing a demagogue/autocrat/dictator, which we have now; third, foreign influence, which we had in the election and continue to have—which the “old” GOP would not have allowed.

It is baffling how this demagogue has taken control of the spirit of the GOP and its evangelical base. One possible explanation for this takeover of the hearts and minds and souls of so many, is that this demagogue is also the Antichrist.

Richard Trerise


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