Mainstream Republicans have not learned anything. They are incapable of change because so far their phony act has brought them power, perks, and pelf. They have posed as the conservative alternative while giving no thought to doing anything if they win.
They have not grasped why Donald Trump laid low a whole dozen of their groomed empty suit preferences. They are now presenting for President another dozen of the exact same type.
I am getting their slick propaganda regularly now. It has one theme---attacking Donald Trump. The message is Trump will lose the election to Biden. We cannot allow that to happen! There is not the least word about what program or policy is to be followed or what marvelous candidate is to replace him.
This has been the standard play of mainstream Republicans for several decades now. We must rally around and defeat the evil Democrats. What exactly they are to do when they win is never discussed.
This is not politics---it is advertising.
You have to give it to the leftists. Many of them actually believe what they say. This is never true of Republicans. They get talking points from the party headquarters for the campaigns advertising their candidacy. Then they pose and posture for the (hostile) press.
From its very inception almost two centuries ago, the Republican party has been the single greatest obstacle to genuine government of, by, and for the people.
Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews