The mainstream Republican Party initially rejected Donald Trump’s detestable campaign run in 2016, but appeared to buy in when it appeared he had a path to power. I recall references from U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham in the past that winning was what mattered. This I remember specifically in the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court appointment.
"All is fair in love and war," a proverb attributed to John Lyly's Euphues, published on Christmas of 1578, may apply. Other quotes that seem to encapsulate these politicians are: Vince Lombardi’s “Winners never quit and quitters never win” and “Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.”
A question is: Are we in a "war," is this love or is politics a game? Discounting love, my own opinion is that the Republican Party in the past have treated their struggle to obtain and retain power first as a game, but their figurehead has now plunged them headfirst into a "war." There is also fear among the obsequious right from potential primary challengers.
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There appears to be no solution to this intractable situation other than vote for reasonable representation. Who’s wanting rules to rule again and laws to govern again? I do.