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It was the moms that got us into this in 2020 by voting, not for policy, but to remove a man they found vulgar. I found him a vulgar buffoon as well, but in my career I grew to understand that I needed to separate character from effectiveness. I worked in hospitals and knew a side of doctors that the public never saw. When my wife needed very complicated spine surgery, I took her to a neurosurgeon who I loathed (as did most of the staff) but who had the top skills in his department. I didn't care about bedside manner, I wanted her to recover well, and expeditiously....and she did.
Trump had the best policies of any President that's served in my 65 years, and I didn't care if he was a jackass, he accomplished a tremendous amount.
While the moms ignored all but character in 2020, the were slapped in the face by the horrible policy decisions of the left over the past two years. When they couldn't ignore that they had been lied to by Fauci, who was fully supported by the Dems, and that we threw the kids under the bus with school closures, and then discovered the indoctrination of their children by the teachers unions, they realized that there were things worse than buffoonery. Things that actually damaged our children and society.
I think the moms are going to save us this time, and hopefully don't forget the message in 2024.
Another stellar column Sasha
The Left's Achilles Heel is mockery. That is how you beat them.
They are so used to being on the dispensing side that when someone like Tucker Carlson makes fun of their arguments, they either think he is being stupid or they fact check him.
They have no response to it, because they are fundamentally humorless people.
This post is exactly right- we are all Americans and must fight to take back our country. Both political parties have betrayed us, but the Democrats are the clear and present danger right now that must be defeated. Political triage to save our country.
I believe Trump had a good heart, but people listened to him, but didn't really observe him. Biden is an blackhearted crook who's never contributed positively to anyone but his family, or anyone that he owes a favor to. He's done more damage to our country over the last two years than any President I've observed in my lifetime, by far.
Sasha you write with amazing insights, reflection and understanding.
Getting the Dems out of power is only a start. Getting them to change their thinking is a much longer battle. That step is like getting family members out of a cult. It goes to the core of their belief and identity. They believe that all the policies you point out make them better people, virtuous, anointed. The emperor has no clothes moment will take more work than one election. Years and years. The future of our country and the world hangs in the balance.
Another thing that Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill shared: None was a conventional party politician. Lincoln helped start a third party that won the presidency within a decade and would remain to this day: the Republicans. TR always challenged party orthodoxy and of course started a third party in 1912 that had historic consequences for good and ill. Churchill was notably unsentimental about parties. His affiliations changed from Conservative to Liberal to Independent of several stripes and back to Tory all over again. Yet he never viewed party as his primary identity, even as a politician--and he wasn't shy about saying so.
For many years--I would argue three decades at this point--the Democrats and Republicans have been broken and disserved the country. The intense minority of voters in each bloc of course hasn't seen it that way. They ascribe all manner of unmerited virtues to their most prominent national politicians--and ascribe all manner of overwrought evil to their opponents.
Rather than be a "temporary" Republican or Democrat, it seems past time to move toward structural reform. At the least to be an Independent. Then vote for the best choices one has. Otherwise, one is complicit with a system that I expect will be viewed harshly by future generations.
They lie, they steal and they commit ungodly offenses against children. They support Nazis and deny election fraud. I pray that many more people will come to their senses. Unfortunately, many of our citizens will not recover from the mind control and manipulation. Many are of their father, the devil and will die in their sins. Malcolm X said: "The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn't taken, tricked or deceived by the white liberal, then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America, the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man."
I hope you’re right next month! Whomever runs in 2024 for the Republicans should include Tulsi Gabbard on the ticket. DeSantis and Gabbard would be a great ticket in my mind.
Thank you for How you write. The calm and steadiness in your tone. Your chosen words.
Well done and please keep it up!
"Temporary Republican" is a great description for classical liberals who have been abandoned by the Democrat party. Hopefully, the leaders of the Republican party will wake from their uniparty slumber and separate themselves from Democrats with warp speed.
"These are all lies being pushed by the state, forced upon us not just by the media but by the complicit Big Tech and corporate monopolies, all in complete alignment with the Democratic Party." This is front row America as described in Chris Arnade's fantastic book "Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America". The front row has failed us so miserably, my new litmus test for any idea proposed by a politician, government agency, or corporation is the following: What would back row America think?
It’s important to remember that it’s always the catastrophe that brings the people back together during a fourth turning. We are still in the ‘I’m right and your wrong moralizing’ part of the fourth turning. It’s sad to watch and be a part of, but nobody has an incentive to stop proving how right and righteous they are at this point. I’m glad to see the temporary Republicans, but I’m not convinced it’s going to be enough. The Dems and a lot of R’s have made it super easy to know who not to vote for. I just can’t blindly vote for an R just because they have the R these days.
In my state there’s an awful proposal on the ballot to make abortions 100% legal anytime and blows up every restriction we currently have in place regarding it. It also paves the way for unrestricted child mutilation and sterilization. The crazies are out in force promoting this and the R’s are pretty much silent. I really don’t see much activism against this outside the efforts of my church to defeat this. Thank God at least the Catholics are trying to stop this nonsense, but where is everyone else? A lot of the groups you’d expect to hear from are just staying out of it. And if it passes in my state, it will be going to other states next. That should worry everyone who cares about women and children. I think most rational people would agree with legal abortion with restrictions and no child mutilation/sterilization. Once you turn 18 do what you want, but not before. But they are wrapping up in we need abortion and ‘reproductive right’ to be constitutionally protected and not many are talking about the awful details and implications of the text as written. So, I’m just not convinced the moms are going to save us or the temporary Republicans. Feel free to convince I’m wrong. 8-). I’m glad to see how the trend line is skewing, but is it enough? My gut feeling is that this will pass without too much fuss because the R’s aren’t willing to stand up on this. They seem to value their positions more than they value women and kids.
She decided not to wait in line or to hope for them to change. Smart move on her part, she will have a bigger audience now and more opportunities to help us out of this horrible mess. She also knows she is not alone as Sasha points out here.
Well written. I hope sanity prevails, it may be our last chance. Democrats are trying to take kids away if parents don't affirm their gender identity. Here is a guide to the physiognomy and platforms of candidates in they key races: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-win-an-election
Sasha, you provided great insights to begin with and now amazingly enough are getting even stronger. I am a vet like Tulsi and am really proud of her for standing up to the Woke and Powerful; just like you are doing now. Thank-you for giving so many of not only a voice but also Hope.
Great article. Don’t be too surprised or upset if you find yourself the target of Leftist-Orwellian bullying and intimidation from intolerant relatives and self righteous friends. This fellow “Temporary Republican”-classical liberal can’t wait to vote them out
You should put "Temporary Republican" on a t-shirt and sell it, Sasha. It pretty much encapsulates the majority of people I know who are keeping quiet while keeping receipts. Whether that changes the House and Senate remains to be seen, but I think so many are just fed up with the identity politics and social justice issues.
One of the more fascinating things on TV (at least to me) is watching how Bill Maher (after Rob Reiner sat on the panel) now spends most of his show trying to convince everyone that Biden is the best President since Washington but the party he represents are a bunch of knuckleheads. Huh? It feels to me that Bill was going down a very strong path that was telling people it was okay to question the left, but got some marching orders at some point.
Contrast that with Tulsi who is out there just speaking her mind free of any party. I actually don't want her to join a party. She is more effective as a former Democrat who couldn't stomach it anymore and speaks the truth and common sense like you do here.
I don't want party politicians in the future -- I want people who feel free to speak their minds regardless of what the "party platform" is because that's the only way out of this.
But yes, in order to get there we need a boatload of Temporary Republicans to show up in November to be heard. I hope they roar. I keep asking people in NY outside of Brooklyn hipster elites, who are all these people showing up in droves to keep NYC and NY state on the decline it's currently undergoing? Even the Upper East Side/Upper West Side NYC residents are fed up. If Brooklyn, filled with the children of the wealthy who have all the jobs in the media/publishing, is making the decisions for NY State it may be time for me to move.