Republicans, Masters Of Projection

Republican Party elected officials are the masters of projection.  That is what inspired the title of this article.  But because they do this so regularly, maybe it should have a real cool title like “The Projectors”, “Republican Projecting Calculus”, “Republican Politicians Projecting For Jobs”, “Republican Politicians Projecting To Subvert The Truth” – you know, kind of like, “the truth is what I say it is”, or even, “Republican Politicians Projecting To Fool People Because They Think That They Are The Smartest People In The World And They Are Slick As Slime And – The People, Their Constituents – Are Complete Idiots Because They Are Without A Brain.”  Well, maybe the last suggested title is a little long and therefore is not cool… so, let’s forget about that one.  Obviously, I am being facetious but if what Republicans are doing under America’s dire circumstances was not so serious, how they are conducting themselves would be laughable!

Anyway, these Republican politicians are treating Republican voters like they don’t have a brain or that they will continue to vote for them no matter what they do or how they conduct themselves as long as there is an “R” that precedes their name.  They are consistently referring to America as a banana republic, subverting the truth; “the truth is what I say it is”, rewriting history, stripping people of their long-held rights, effectuating wild gerrymandering, trampling on the poor, middleclass, and those without a voice, working tirelessly to subvert “the rule of law”, trying to make the American democracy an autocracy, and doggedly supporting a man – the former The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America, who has consistently lied and continues to lie to achieve personal gain and his political goals.  This man is a one term, twice impeached, held to account in a civil court for sexually abusing E. Jean Carol, indicted on federal charges – 37 counts – for mishandling classified information, former The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America.  Wow… and yet, the Republican Party and its leadership have circled the wagons to protect him!

Republicans regularly refer to America as a banana republic because they allege that Democrats have weaponized the government to abuse Republicans and steal elections from them; can you believe it!  These are things that the Republican Party is doing right now, and have been doing since at least the time that Mr. Trump was elected The Donald J. Trump of the United States of America.  And they have not only been doing this to Democrats; they have been doing it to all the American people!  The current Republican Party is the personification of projection!

It does not matter whether the Republican Party is simply a sea of cowards or are purposely putting Party over country.  The fact of the matter is that they are miserably failing to fulfil the oath they took when they were sworn into office; to protect America against all enemies foreign and domestic.  Republican voters deserve better than this: all Americans deserve better than this!

Mr. Trump allegedly instigated his supporters into attacking the United States capitol on January 6, 2021 and it appears that he is doing the same thing to encourage them to violence when he is indicted on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.  Hopefully, no violence will take place.  But in the event that it does, again – hopefully, all levels of government will have prepared to deal with the situation and will resolve it in as peaceful manner as possible.

All Americans should be extremely concerned about the situation that our country finds itself in because our democracy is at stake.  This is not a Democrat or Republican crisis; it is an American crisis.  Each of us has a brain, even if these Republican politicians think otherwise, and we must use it.  Martin Luther King, Jr. said “the time is always right to do the right thing.”  There should never be a time when we acquiesce to politicians and allow them to dictate to us how to think and it is especially important that we don’t allow this to happen during this time of an existential crisis for the American democracy.

No matter our Party affiliation, we should and must do the right thing now no matter how long we have been doing the wrong thing.  Republican voters must put those Republican politicians who are abusing the privilege voters gave them to lead them on notice that this will not be tolerated. Then, if they refuse to listen and correct their course, remove them from office by voting for politicians who will uphold their oath of office and always put America before Party and political ambition.

Reasonable Democratic politicians and reasonable Republican politicians can always have reasonable discourse in order to find common ground.  However, these reasonable politicians will not just magically appear, they must be voted into office.  So always remember, whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, your vote is the most important one of all… unless you don’t use it!

Eulus Dennis – author, Operation Rubik’s Cube and Living Between The Line