12 things I want the GOP to Stop Doing Right Now

First posted 10/21/2016
Update: 08/30/2017

Last October I thought the GOP was merely a political party gone astray.

I know better, now.

The craven and shameless hypocrisy we’ve witnessed from House and Senate Republicans these long seven months is humiliating to me as an American.

Many of the items on this list now make sense given what I’ve learned about Russian information Warfare and Active Measures.

An animated gif that says When it hits you the GOP was complicit with Trump
When it hits you the GOP was complicit with Trump


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Handbook of Russian Information Warfare – NATO Defense College


                      12 things I want the GOP to Stop Doing Right Now

The rise of Donald Trump and his blatant disrespect for the rule of law did not happen in a void; The GOP is already working to subvert the will of the People.

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Screen shot from Buzzfeed of a headline that states John McCain and the GOP will block Clinton Judicial appointees

Stop demonizing the government to win votes.

I think I speak for most sane Americans when I say I’m sick of the GOP’s conspiracy theories, coded racist rhetoric, appeals to a base that wants to undo the outcome of American Civil War; and a gas lighting anti-government propaganda outlet.

I’m talking about you Fox News.

Screenshot of a Southern Congressman saying that sometimes a lady needs to be told she's nasty
Screenshot of a Southern Congressman saying that sometimes a lady needs to be told she’s nasty

 Stop demonizing Democrats. Democrats are the opposition party, not an enemy nation. Demonizing legitimate political opposition is unseemly for members of the most stable democratic government in human history.

Screenshot of Ann Coulter calling the Khan Family Victims
Screenshot of Ann Coulter calling the Khan Family Victims

Stop using the hate rhetoric of media clowns like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter as a guide for good governance. Members of congress should denounce the hate rhetoric and lies spread by media figures who make their livings by preaching hatred for our system of government.

If you keep your majority in Congress, stop subverting the will of the people by subverting our duly elected President.  We the People want an end to GOP obstruction.

Screenshot of news item over government shut-down by GOP
Screenshot of news item over government shut-down by GOP

Stop using coded racist rhetoric. The American people know what you mean by ‘takers’ and we are offended by it.

Screenshot of a Huffington Post article on Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan on Takers

Stop abusing your political power to launch politically motivated investigations into democrats and only democrats.

If the GOP really wants to launch an exercise in justice it should investigate the invasion of Iraq. The World waits for the United States to take responsibility for war crimes in Iraq.

Screenshot of CNN on the Chilcot Report on Iraq
CNN on the Chilcot Report on Iraq

Stop hiding your economic agenda behind Christianity. As a Christian I can say with authority that the GOP and its political operatives on the religious right have no credibility to preach to others. .

Screenshot of Evangelical Leader regarding his support of Donals Trump "Tony Perkins Shared Values Don't matter to Him."
Tony Perkins: Shared Values Don’t matter to Him.

Stop breaking government programs and then using them as an example of failure. Most people want public services because they improve the quality of our lives by providing services that we cannot afford by ourselves.

Stop trying to destroy the Affordable Care Act.

Stop trying to privatize and destroy Medicare.

Stop calling Social Security an entitlement program. Americans pay for it; it’s our money.

CNN Screenshot regarding the GOP and Social Security
CNN Screenshot about the GOP and Social Security

Stop using LGBTQ citizens to ‘energize’ the hatreds of your homophobic constituents. LGBTQ lives are not yours to use as pawns.

Photo of 2014 front page of the San Francisco Chronicle.
2014 front page of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Do your job and hold hearing on Obama’s SCOTUS bin nominee. Respect the rule of law by meeting your responsibilities to the Nation as elected officials

Sreenshot of Washington Post Article on GOP Refusal to hold hearings on Obama's SCOTUS Pick
Washington Post Article on GOP Refusal to hold hearings on Obama’s SCOTUS Pick

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