GQP response to passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

I wrote a post yesterday speculating about how Rubio, Scott, and Waltz might respond to passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and how Democrats might deal with their response. Didn’t take Nosferatu Scott long to provide evidence for testing my speculation!

 

Scott NO 1

 

Scott said that of course he would claim credit for the good things the bill will provide! After all, he didn’t vote against it because it had no good parts. He voted against it because it also had bad parts. And, before you ask, no, of course he didn’t specify which was which. Remember, one of this guy’s nicknames is “Plead the 5th Rick.”

 

Another response we heard yesterday is far more dangerous. Republicans who voted for the bill (and this includes Mitch McConnell, remember!) are “traitors.” Not to the United States, mind you. To the Republican Party. What was the substance of their treason? They had given a victory to President Biden and to the Democratic Party. Was it actually a victory for the American people? Who cares?

 

Today’s GQP wants the following:

 

  • A one-party nation. As Nazi Germany had just one party. And Communist Russia and China and North Korea have/had only one party. They want a dictatorship.

 

  • They do not care about the welfare of America or of  most Americans. They want what they perceive (rightly or wrongly) as the welfare of themselves and “their kind.”

 

  • They do not want democracy. They want authoritarianism—a brutal, vicious authoritarianism that treats individual human lives as cheap, even worthless.