THE GANTT REPORT by Lucius Gantt
The GOP is currently soul searching. I’m not talking about their spiritual soul, I’m talking about their political soul.
The Gantt Report has a history with members of the Republican Party. I don’t need Arbitron or Neilson media raters to tell me, Stevie wonder can see that Republicans of all races, creeds and colors read The Gantt Report just like everyone else.
Can you imagine Congressional Republicans donning their dusty cowboy boots and line dancing all across the Capital rotunda to the sounds of Boys to Men’s “The End of the Road” or the Temptations “I’m Losing You”?
Only about a third of Americans are die hard nationalists, supremacists and separatists but the ultra-conservative right wingers appear to have a death grip on most of America’s elected Republicans who sincerely feel they can’t even win a rat race without the blessings and support of the political Devil in Chief, also known [as the] lying, losing former President of the United States.
Perpetuating The Big Lie about Joe Biden’s overwhelming victory in the 2020 election, disparaging democracy and disrupting governmental processes is just a taste of the poisonous drink that Republicans are drinking.
How long can this political madness go on? Not long!
You see, America’s political parties have a history of going through changes. For example, at one time in America, the Democrats that you love, also called “Dixiecrats” back in the day, insisted that full equality for their region (the South) required the government to acknowledge the legitimacy of slavery outside the South. The Southern demands included a fugitive slave law to recapture runaway slaves; opening Kansas to slavery; forcing a pro-slavery constitution on Kansas; acquire Cuba (where slavery already existed) and accepting the Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court.
I guess you could say, back then Democrats acted like Republicans and Republicans acted like Democrats.
The idea and the practice of politicians caring more about themselves and their reelections and less about the needs and wants of their constituents is nothing new.
So, sucking up to and bowing down to the worst President in American history is not at all surprising.
Why haven’t the Democrats taken advantage of Republican missteps and misdeeds?
Well, you know the answer, the Democrats can’t inform the people about a political dilemma because they can’t respond to political changes because the highly paid Democratic consultants don’t have a true political message infrastructure.
They can’t get information to voters and citizens in an accurate, professional and timely manner.
Anyway, the truth is an absolute defense. All Americans should be proud the Republican Representative Liz Cheney, has the balls, so to speak, to stand up and tell the truth about the falling and failing of the world’s most recognized democracy.
As I’ve said before political parties don’t deserve respect, individual politicians do!
Most Republican souls are already lost. When the people get fed up, there is nothing the GOP, Grand Old Puppets, can do about it!
Lucius is a contributing columnist to NNPA newspapers around the nation, and the author of “Beast Too: Dead Man Writing,” available on Amazon.com and from bookstores everywhere.