Looking for Real Republicans
Let’s go Republican-hunting. Let us find the real Republicans.
So that we understand what we are looking for, let’s define what a republic is; then we’ll define what a republican is. According to my traditional (1965) Webster’s dictionary . . .
Republic: noun: a form of government in which the head of state is an elected president rather than a monarch; a form of government in which the sovereign power is widely vested in the people either directly or through elected representatives.
1. adjective: pertaining to, characteristic of or having the nature of a republic; favoring a republic; of or belonging to the Republican party. 2. noun: a person who supports the form of government of a republic.
Furthermore, we will define the Republican Party.
Republican party: one of two main political parties in the USA; it was formed in 1854 by anti-slavery groups . . .
Now. . . in the fast-moving current of 2022 politics, let us ford the rapids of Congressional politics, in order to identify the legitimate Republicans, so that we can distinguish them from the infamous R.I.N.O (Republican In Name Only) chimerae.
First candidate: Eric Greitens
Eric said: “The RINO feeds on corruption and is marked by the stripes of cowardice. . . Get a RINO hunting permit. There’s no bagging limit, no tagging limit, and it doesn’t expire until we save our country.”
“We are sick and tired of the Republicans in name only surrendering to Joe Biden and the radical left. Order your RINO Hunting Permit today!
Second candidate: Adam Kinzinger
“In May of 2009, I returned from service in Iraq and announced my intention to run for Congress. . . If we are going to ask Americans to die in service to our country, we, as leaders, ought to ought to be we willing to sacrifice our careers and our political intensity when our oath requires it.”
“So who is Jeff Clark? An environmental lawyer with no experience leading the entire department of Justice. What is his only qualification? That he would do whatever the President (Trump) wanted him to do, including overthrowing a free and a fair democratic election.”
Which of these two political office-holders is the better role model for leadership in the defence of our 241-year-old republic?
What say ye? Eric or Adam?