The GOP Is a Worthless Entity, Part 4,356,422

 

https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/woke-agenda-survives-these-house-republicans-are-sticking-with-diversity-and-inclusion/

At what point can we be done with this party? As if the diversity, equity, and inclusion crowd hasn’t done enough damage to the cohesiveness and competency of this country, the GOP then decides to allow six committees to push it as their focus. That’s what we need from the party of “freedom.” More ways to figure out how to get objectively unworthy people forced advantages against those that earned them.

The GOP is an accomplice to so much of the rot we have today. This is more evidence to just how bankrupt the conservative movement is as well. It has no vision. It stands for nothing. It has no message. It has no policies that excite anyone. People roll their eyes when Reagan is mentioned. Telling kids to go look up a presidency 40 years old isn’t winning them over. You need to be a minimum of 40 to remember Reagan in any meaningful way. Those older than 40 know who he is and have made their minds up on him long ago, one way or the other. You aren’t winning anyone over by calling yourself a Reaganite. You can’t have a party committed to reminding voters of a long-dead president and a twice as long defunct administration.

The conservative movement resembles the “real communism has never been tried” movement. A bunch of people with no ideas and no originality telling the rest of us that if only things had been done this way instead of that way. If only the people in charge and actually running the party cared for the spirit of the movement instead of being traitors to it, we would be in utopia. Conservatism is so devoid of anything visionary it just pretends that as long as they’re the ones pushing the leftist policies, it won’t be so bad. Diversity, equity, and inclusion will work better in conservative hands. Never mind that whatever bones the phony GOP throws the left will never be enough and will just be the new starting-off point for leftist insanity. We never move right. We never move up. We never move diagonally. We never move backward. We move in no direction but left. This party and movement has no momentum because it stands for nothing and doesn’t even know where the country should be. This a failure from end to end. A hard reset is the only way forward. Move on from all of it. I want out from this left/right, or I should say, hard-left and medium-left paradigm.

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  1. Painter Jean Moderator
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    And here we go again – whining and complaining about the failings of the GOP but with nothing constructive to offer. What have you done? Are you running for office? 

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  2. Django Member
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    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    And here we go again – whining and complaining about the failings of the GOP but with nothing constructive to offer. What have you done? Are you running for office?

    Conservatism has always been a hard thing to sell whether we like to admit it or not. If the youngsters aren’t buying, so much the worse for them. 

    The Gods of the Copybook Headings – The Kipling Society

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  3. Zafar Member
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    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    And here we go again – whining and complaining about the failings of the GOP but with nothing constructive to offer. What have you done? Are you running for office?

    Don’t listen to her, your OPs are beloved by many.  Never change.

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  4. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noD
    @DonTillman

    GlenEisenhardt: A hard reset is the only way forward.

    What the hell does that mean?

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  5. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    And here we go again – whining and complaining about the failings of the GOP but with nothing constructive to offer. What have you done? Are you running for office?

    I am. Stop adopting leftist policies. Start punishing so called conservatives who do. We have to start there. There’s no way we are going to get any serious policy through if the GOP can’t even stop from putting garbage forward first. Right now I’m just the guy telling the 400 pound morbidly obese man to stop putting junk in his mouth. Can’t even get him to get on the treadmill or do a pushup yet. Just put down the diversity pizza for once and have a protect our way of life salad instead. 

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  6. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt: A hard reset is the only way forward.

    What the hell does that mean?

    That this endless debate of small government vs big government, capitalism vs taxes/redistribution, etc needs to end. I want out. I don’t care. I just want a party that is going to solve the problems of middle America and use power to do it. No more theory or repetitive debates. Let’s just tell people what we will do to improve their lives, their opportunities, their security,  make their money go farther, and their culture be healthy. 

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  7. Gary Robbins Member
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    @GaryRobbins

    Damn.  I agree with Glen Eisenhardt.

    My only quibble is that you he is assuming that folks stop and read the cited article of https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/woke-agenda-survives-these-house-republicans-are-sticking-with-diversity-and-inclusion/.  I think that your post will be more helpful if you cite the first two paragraphs of that article which are:

    “Democrats may have lost control of the House of Representatives, but it appears Republicans are embracing their legacy of so-called diversity and inclusion.

    “Republican congressman Patrick McHenry (N.C.), now the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced earlier this month that there would be six subcommittees—and all of them will count advancing “diversity and inclusion” as one of their top priorities, according to the committee’s announcement.”

    This is not unlike the “Humphrey–Hawkins Full Employment Act” that expanded the remit of the Federal Reserve from preventing inflation to simultaneously promoting full employment.  No, the sole goal of the Federal Reserve should be a sound currency, and the liberal fluff of full employment is secondary.

    Likewise, the goal of the Financial Services Committee should be human growth and flourishing, without reference to “DIE” as I call it as a “white, heterosexual male.”  (I know that others want to call it DEI, but DIE feels like what the progressives want to foist on me.)

    Four small tangents.

    First, when folks suggest that Reagan is 40 years ago, I can note that Jesus is 2,000 years ago, and yet I am still a Christian.

    Second, several years ago at my church there was a proposal to state that we welcome the “diversity” of all.  Other members were shocked when I asserted that “diversity” is a way of cancellation of me.  Opps.  Our statement of purpose was changed to embrace “all of God’s expressions” which I pointed out included the little band of Republicans and Conservatives in our congregation.

    Third, my mother had a form from a new medical doctor which asked what gender she had been “assigned” at birth, and which gender she now claimed.  It wasn’t my form to fill out, but if it had been, I would have taken a black felt marker to cross out this new crap, and to simply say that my gender was not “assigned” at birth, it was “discovered” at birth, and that I have a “XY” chromosome, not a “XX” chromosome, which is the sine qua non of being male.

    Fourth, when asked what my pronouns are, my answer is “Your Worship” or “Your Majesty,” and I note I am unwilling to overturn all of society for .1% of the population.  The tail cannot wag the dog.

    Good job Glen.  Keep going.  Live Not By Lies.

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  8. Scott Wilmot Member
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    @ScottWilmot

    Steven Hayward at powerlineblog.com has a good response to this madness.

    One of Stan Evans‘s many great quips was that it was fortunate Republican politicians were pro-life, since they spend so much time in the fetal position.

    <snip>

    This is a disgrace. Full stop. What is the matter with Rep. McHenry that he doesn’t understand that the DEI-Industrial-Complex is an ideological attack on the core constitutional principles of our republic? And that it would cost him nothing to omit those noxious terms? And why not switch to the original language of the civil rights movement—the language of Martin Luther King? How about this as an alternative: “The committee is committed to advancing equal opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, sex, national origin, or religious creed”? The left explicitly rejects this language today, which is why Republicans should use it exclusively. Earth to Rep. McHenry. . .

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  9. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    EDIT: Never mind.

    Good post, Glen.

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  10. JoelB Member
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    @JoelB

    We need to stop using the left’s vocabulary. Republicans should be speaking of things like liberty, freedom, stability, responsibility, and the like. We don’t need more so-called dialogues, where the left not only chooses the topic, but the words that are used to discuss the topic. Take those DEI (DIE- Good one, Gary) -filled documents and rip them up symbollically ala Nancy Pelosi in front of the television cameras, Republicans. Show a little guts.

    Edited to add:

    One of Stan Evans‘s many great quips was that it was fortunate Republican politicians were pro-life, since they spend so much time in the fetal position.

    Thanks for the link to Steven Hayward’s column @scottwilmot

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  11. OldPhil Coolidge
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    @OldPhil

    Part 4,356,422

    At least that many.

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  12. namlliT noD Member
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    @DonTillman

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt: A hard reset is the only way forward.

    What the hell does that mean?

    That this endless debate of small government vs big government, capitalism vs taxes/redistribution, etc needs to end. I want out. I don’t care. I just want a party that is going to solve the problems of middle America and use power to do it. No more theory or repetitive debates. Let’s just tell people what we will do to improve their lives, their opportunities, their security, make their money go farther, and their culture be healthy.

    That’s not a “reset”.

    I don’t see anybody debating small government vs. big government.  

    Right now I see people debating… well, debating is not the right word…  but right now I’m seeing people screaming angry over illegal aliens being funded to cross the border, major cities wrecked with violent crime, homeless, and drug use, the weaponization of federal agencies, uncountable billions going to Ukraine, an enormous operation grooming children, otherwise young healthy people dying “suddenly”, mass censorship, an economy headed toward a depression, and so much more.

    None of this has anything to do with small government or big government.  It’s mass maladministration enabled by an obviously fraudulent election.

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  13. JoelB Member
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    @JoelB

    Come on – three more likes! 

    (Glen, I think you might grab more attention by coming up with a title that does more than just slam the GOP, as much as some of them deserve it. You even got some of us trumpers and never-trumpers on the same side for once.)

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  14. Django Member
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    @Django

    JoelB (View Comment):

    Come on – three more likes!

    (Glen, I think you might grab more attention by coming up with a title that does more than just slam the GOP, as much as some of them deserve it. You even got some of us trumpers and never-trumpers on the same side for once.)

    You convinced me. I just hit the like button.

    EDIT: Good question: Do they want to win?  The Case for Another Term for Win-Free Ronna McDaniel (townhall.com)

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  15. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    And here we go again – whining and complaining about the failings of the GOP but with nothing constructive to offer. What have you done? Are you running for office?

    I am. Stop adopting leftist policies. Start punishing so called conservatives who do. We have to start there. There’s no way we are going to get any serious policy through if the GOP can’t even stop from putting garbage forward first. Right now I’m just the guy telling the 400 pound morbidly obese man to stop putting junk in his mouth. Can’t even get him to get on the treadmill or do a pushup yet. Just put down the diversity pizza for once and have a protect our way of life salad instead.

    That deserves to be shared, so, here:

     

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  16. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Django (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    Come on – three more likes!

    (Glen, I think you might grab more attention by coming up with a title that does more than just slam the GOP, as much as some of them deserve it. You even got some of us trumpers and never-trumpers on the same side for once.)

    You convinced me. I just hit the like button.

    EDIT: Good question: Do they want to win? The Case for Another Term for Win-Free Ronna McDaniel (townhall.com)

    I did my “like” already this morning, hopefully a few more join in.

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  17. Django Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    Come on – three more likes!

    (Glen, I think you might grab more attention by coming up with a title that does more than just slam the GOP, as much as some of them deserve it. You even got some of us trumpers and never-trumpers on the same side for once.)

    You convinced me. I just hit the like button.

    EDIT: Good question: Do they want to win? The Case for Another Term for Win-Free Ronna McDaniel (townhall.com)

    I did my “like” already yesterday, hopefully a few more join in.

    Mine was #13.

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  18. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Django (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    Come on – three more likes!

    (Glen, I think you might grab more attention by coming up with a title that does more than just slam the GOP, as much as some of them deserve it. You even got some of us trumpers and never-trumpers on the same side for once.)

    You convinced me. I just hit the like button.

    EDIT: Good question: Do they want to win? The Case for Another Term for Win-Free Ronna McDaniel (townhall.com)

    I did my “like” already yesterday, hopefully a few more join in.

    Mine was #13.

    Now that the rules have changed, looks like Glen should add his own.

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  19. Bishop Wash Member
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    Scott Wilmot (View Comment):

    Steven Hayward at powerlineblog.com has a good response to this madness.

    One of Stan Evans‘s many great quips was that it was fortunate Republican politicians were pro-life, since they spend so much time in the fetal position.

    <snip>

    This is a disgrace. Full stop. What is the matter with Rep. McHenry that he doesn’t understand that the DEI-Industrial-Complex is an ideological attack on the core constitutional principles of our republic? And that it would cost him nothing to omit those noxious terms? And why not switch to the original language of the civil rights movement—the language of Martin Luther King? How about this as an alternative: “The committee is committed to advancing equal opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, sex, national origin, or religious creed”? The left explicitly rejects this language today, which is why Republicans should use it exclusively. Earth to Rep. McHenry. . .

    Trump appeared to understand this. He issued an order that CRT stop being taught in annual government training. We had one class delayed as the instructors had to change the lessons. Of course, as soon as Biden* was installed, Trump’s order was rescinded and SecDef Austin had his “Hate Whitey” day. This is why Trump was/is loved. He saw a problem and attacked it. More Trumps and fewer McHenrys.

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  20. Gary Robbins Member
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    Come on – three more likes!

    (Glen, I think you might grab more attention by coming up with a title that does more than just slam the GOP, as much as some of them deserve it. You even got some of us trumpers and never-trumpers on the same side for once.)

    It is great to be with my brothers and sisters again!

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  21. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    The Overton Window always pushes to the left. When Woke has infected investment, medicine and the military, how do you expect a bunch of politicians to remain strong. 

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  22. Zafar Member
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    @Zafar

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    The Overton Window always pushes to the left.

    Water flows downhill.  It’s gravity.

     

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  23. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    @ArizonaPatriot

    If you read the article linked in the OP, you will find that there was a Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, which was actually eliminated by the Republican Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, Rep. McHenry.

    I am a bit disappointed that “diversity and inclusion” remains a part of the description of some of the remaining subcommittees.  On the bright side, though, they eliminated a subcommittee focuses solely on diversity and inclusion.

    I do agree that we should completely reject the terminology and goals of the “diversity and inclusion” agenda.

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  24. Henry Racette Moderator
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    @HenryRacette

    GlenEisenhardt:

    At what point can we be done with this party?

    When we have a plausibly electable alternative that is to the right of the GOP.

    Otherwise we’re just making things worse.

     

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  25. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    @GlenEisenhardt

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio&hellip; (View Comment):

    If you read the article linked in the OP, you will find that there was a Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, which was actually eliminated by the Republican Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, Rep. McHenry.

    I am a bit disappointed that “diversity and inclusion” remains a part of the description of some of the remaining subcommittees. On the bright side, though, they eliminated a subcommittee focuses solely on diversity and inclusion.

    I do agree that we should completely reject the terminology and goals of the “diversity and inclusion” agenda.

    They eliminate the overt leftist garbage and push it covertly. It’s just a stab in the back and par for the course. 

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  26. Gary Robbins Member
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    @GaryRobbins

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    The Overton Window always pushes to the left. When Woke has infected investment, medicine and the military, how do you expect a bunch of politicians to remain strong.

    Zafar (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    The Overton Window always pushes to the left.

    Water flows downhill. It’s gravity.

    The Overton Window does not always push to the Left.  I think that Trump, his 2020 election fantasy, and the riot at the Capitol on January 6th were pushes against the Overton Window of reality.

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  27. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    @DrewInWisconsin

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt:

    At what point can we be done with this party?

    When we have a plausibly electable alternative that is to the right of the GOP.

    Otherwise we’re just making things worse.

    I’ll take the acknowledgment that what we have is bad.

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  28. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The Overton Window does not always push to the Left. I think that Trump, his 2020 election fantasy, and the riot at the Capitol on January 6th were pushes against the Overton Window of reality.

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  29. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    @DaveSchmidt

    Scott Wilmot (View Comment):

    Steven Hayward at powerlineblog.com has a good response to this madness.

    One of Stan Evans‘s many great quips was that it was fortunate Republican politicians were pro-life, since they spend so much time in the fetal position.

    <snip>

    This is a disgrace. Full stop. What is the matter with Rep. McHenry that he doesn’t understand that the DEI-Industrial-Complex is an ideological attack on the core constitutional principles of our republic? And that it would cost him nothing to omit those noxious terms? And why not switch to the original language of the civil rights movement—the language of Martin Luther King? How about this as an alternative: “The committee is committed to advancing equal opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, sex, national origin, or religious creed”? The left explicitly rejects this language today, which is why Republicans should use it exclusively. Earth to Rep. McHenry. . .

    I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that McHenry’s wife has hopped aboard the DEI, anti- whiteness, bandwagon.  

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  30. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    @GlennAmurgis

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    The Overton Window always pushes to the left. When Woke has infected investment, medicine and the military, how do you expect a bunch of politicians to remain strong.

    Zafar (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    The Overton Window always pushes to the left.

    Water flows downhill. It’s gravity.

    The Overton Window does not always push to the Left. I think that Trump, his 2020 election fantasy, and the riot at the Capitol on January 6th were pushes against the Overton Window of reality.

    Did it move the window? No 

    The people who were part of Jan 6 are in jail. What happened to the FBI who pushed Russian Collusion?

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