Oompa loompa doompeda dee
If you are wise you'll listen to me
Who do you fault when your Party's insane?
A shrieking, bigot-riddled daisy chain?
Rabid from a diet of paranoid lies
Peddled by demented teevee guys?
Oompa Loompa Sprayontan Dude
Letting his Party come completely unglued
A laquered corpse, irredeemably screwed
Like the Oompa
...I do believe in redemption. No kidding. But I believe it is impossible to get there via what Dietrich Bonhoeffer called "cheap grace":Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession...Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.
Take the "Jesus" out of it, and the moral exercise is still valid.First comes confession. Then repentance. Then atonement. Then forgiveness.And so far, virtually every Never Trump Republican has failed to clear even the first hurdle. Like Walter White, they're always ready with a facile excuse for why they spent their entire adult lives serving Team Evil (Spoilers!)---- and why they may go right back to doing so once the Age of Trump is over.And besides,the Libtard Media made them do it.And besides, everybody does it.And besides, in all the decades they spent deeply involved in Team Evil leadership and politics -- working in the Republican Party's political meth superlab cranking out poison and madness and ruin -- they swear never had any idea what was really going on inside the Party, or any inkling of the catastrophic damage their Party was doing.Which is all bullshit. They knew all along, because how could they possibly not know? They went along with it all along because they wanted to. Because they are clever, perceptive men and women who made choices. And now they would very much like to skip right past the part where they pay any price for those choices, an instead keep the media sinecures they carved out for themselves during their Team Evil days, and maybe add a book tour where they about their journey.Because working for Team Evil your entire adult life does deep and lasting damage. It ravages the soul. And finding your way back from that begins with the kind of ruthlessly honest self-assessment which most Never Trumpers are simply incapable of. Even here, in the middle of Middle America, with life-long Republicans I know and still talk with who are obviously, uh, queasy at rise of Donald Trump, their role in the long, sordid history of their party that got them to this place is not a subject they are willing to discuss. At all...
John Boehner: "The president abused the loyalty and trust of the people who voted for him by spewing that nonsense without ever putting any facts out there. It was a sad spectacle." @MSNBC— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 13, 2021