ANALYST: IS THE GOP THE ‘STUPID PARTY’?
“The Republican Congress must get its act together now. They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the presidency — and nothing’s happening. The Republicans in the legislature are a disgrace,” writes Roger L. Simon founder of PJ Media.
“They can’t get it together to compromise on anything and move forward — no tax reform, no healthcare, no nothing. They are overwhelmed by a combination of overweening ego and rigid ideology, a lethal cocktail. Their behavior is creating an inevitable situation where they lose control of Congress and ultimately the White House to the Democrats, when they had everything handed to them. Evidently, the Republicans can’t stand prosperity. Or maybe they really are the Stupid Party,” Mr. Simon writes.
The Democratic Party, Mr. Simon continues, “is worse than it ever was — an amalgamation of aging Marxist professors, snowflake social justice warriors with an allergy to free speech, thugs in Guy Fawkes masks who smash windows and pick fights with just about anybody for no discernible reason, leftover identity politics — do we seriously want to give control back to them?”
Mr. Simon warns that the GOP risks losing its bedrock voters, and urges Republican lawmakers to tend to such core issues as tax reform, health care and major economic concerns — particularly the moody stock market,
“Stop being selfish, stop being egotistical, stop being excessively affixed to one ideology or another and get back to work!” Mr. Simon proclaims, adding, “Stop wasting President Trump’s and everybody else’s time with what is — believe it or not — the small stuff. Pass the legislation and move on. Your fellow Americans will be grateful.”
An empty U.S. House chamber stands waiting for its occupants.