The Token-Opposition Party

Posted on May 4, 2021 by Robert Ringer


I didn’t watch America’s make-believe president give his “State of the Union Address,” but I did watch Tim Scott’s rebuttal the next day on YouTube.  I was disappointed, but not surprised, that Republicans chose Scott for the task.

I like Tim Scott personally, but he is, at heart, a RINO.  Thus, he was a safe choice for the token-opposition party known as “Republicans,” because its leaders would never dream of picking someone who is aligned with the thinking of a majority of the party’s voters — people like Jim Jordan, Devon Nunes, and Josh Hawley, all of whom Republican leadership considers to be toxic.

When Tim Scott said of Biden, “Our president seems like a good man,” I would have loved to ask him what exactly is it about Joe Biden that seems good to him.  Is it his lifetime career as a grifter who has stolen tens of millions of taxpayer dollars not only for himself but for his entire family?  Or his well-documented record of being a hard-core racist?  Or his embarrassing history of plagiarism and lying, both of which are on full display even today?

Sorry, but Joe Biden is, and always has been, a reprehensible human being, and just because his brain is rotted does not change that fact.  To lie to the American people and describe him as a good man undermines everything else Scott had to say in his speech.

I don’t mean to pick on Tim Scott, because, as I said, I like him personally.  He is but the latest example of an undeniable reality that Republican politicians, bureaucrats, and power players have absolutely no interest in what Republican voters want — and what they don’t want.

I’m not even talking about loathsome characters like Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney, and Lisa Murkowski, who are really nothing more than Democrats disguising themselves as Republicans.  I’m referring to high-profile Republicans whom the media portrays as staunch conservatives, but whose words and actions invariably promote Democrat policies.

Case in point:  What is Senator John Cornyn focused on to help the millions of America First voters who keep reelecting him to office?  Clamping down on illegal immigration?  Not a chance.  Like his Democrat pals, Cornyn is focused on giving “a path to citizenship” to illegals whom Barack Obama arbitrarily labeled “DACA,” insisting they came to this country “through no fault of their own.”

Sorry, John, but even though America First voters are compassionate, they sent you to Washington to help improve their lives, not the lives of non-citizens.  They don’t care if a race hustler like Obama woke up one day and decided to call them DACA people.  Whether you call them DACA, CACA, or SHMACA doesn’t change the fact that they are in the United States illegally.  Trust me, a majority of Cornyn’s constituents want illegals deported, not given a path to citizenship.

Case in point:  Senators James Lankford and Ron Johnson cosponsored an amendment that would have substituted Juneteenth (the holiday observed on June 19 to celebrate the emancipation of slaves) for Columbus Day as a paid federal holiday.  After their constituents went berserk, they quickly withdrew the amendment, insisting they were not trying to “rewrite history or join the mob,” but just trying to be “fiscally responsible,” whatever that’s supposed to mean.

Case in point:  In an effort to upstage fellow Republican liberals, big talker Lindsey Graham said, after Congress approved a $25 million aid package for Pakistan to “promote democracy and gender programs” in that country, “We’re trying to make life better for women throughout the world.”  Really, Lindsey?  When you were almost in tears begging South Carolina voters to give you one more chance to be their senator, did you tell them you would be working hard to make life better for women on the other side of the world rather than on ways to improve the lives of South Carolinians?

Case in point:  Then there’s the dear leader of Republican House members, Kevin McCarthy, who said, with regard to the last election, “We were able to defeat 15 Democrats.  Every single Democrat lost to a Republican woman, a Republican minority, or a Republican veteran.  We’re very proud of that, we’re proud of what we’ve been able to do.”  The necessity to point out that Republican winners included women, minorities, and a veteran underscored yet again that Republicans are always willing to allow Democrats to set the agenda and frame the terms of any and all arguments.

Obviously, there are many more counterfeit Republicans in Congress — Marco Rubio, Paul Braun, Bill Cassidy, John Thune, and Mike Lee, to name but a few — and the one thing they all have in common is that they are not the least bit interested in the desires of their constituents.  Even supposedly conservative governors like Asa Hutchison and Kristi Noem vetoed legislation in their states to ban fake women from competing in women’s sports.

Senate and House members aside, I would be remiss not to mention Obama water boy George W. Bush.  As liberals go, I believe Bush is a well-meaning chap, but it was a bridge too far when he recently announced he is teaming up with one-time libertarian Charles Koch and the Democrats to promote still more illegal immigration.

All this is yet another reminder that we have a one-party system in the United States.  And if Republicans keep nominating liberals like John McCain, Mitt Romney, and George Bush to be their presidential candidates, why would anyone expect things to change?  Establishment Republicans fought a fierce battle to prevent an outsider, Donald Trump, from becoming president, because they were terrified that he would actually keep his promises to carry out the wishes of Republican voters.  And when he did just that, RINOs were apoplectic.

So, what can we expect if the anticipated red tidal wave actually comes to pass in the 2022 elections and Republicans achieve overwhelming majorities in both the House and Senate?  Answer:  not much.  Democrat crimes will still go unpunished, more laws to aid illegal immigrants will be passed, there will be no letup in out-of-control spending, and the war against non-existent systemic racism and white privilege will continue.

Sadly, people in their own party who express views that are aligned with a majority of Republican voters are looked upon as outcasts by the Republican establishment.  I’m talking unapologetic America First House members like Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, and Matt Gaetz.  Given that true conservatives are seen as the enemy, it’s not hard to understand why Republicans end up with leaders like Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and Kevin McCarthy.

If America First voters are not willing to clean house by giving the primary hook to spineless Republican politicians, the GOP will continue to be the party of token opposition no matter how many seats they control in the House and Senate.  And, yes, it would help if President Trump would stop endorsing reprobates like Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Marco Rubio, and Mitch McConnell, all of whom clearly hated him at the time he gifted them —and still do.  Unfortunately, an insatiable desire to be loved is a potentially fatal condition.

Robert Ringer

Robert Ringer is an American icon whose unique insights into life have helped millions of readers worldwide. He is also the author of two New York Times #1 bestselling books, both of which have been listed by The New York Times among the 15 best-selling motivational books of all time.

5 responses to “The Token-Opposition Party”

  1. challer61 says:

    Sadly, you are correct as you were in the 80s. We must adopt the position of the Based as described by Solzhenitsyn. Anyone who doesn't understand that Maoist/Stalinist rule with all it's implications are going to be here in a matter of a couple of years are unaware, ignorant.

  2. patg2 says:

    This is a powerful column. Thank you. I think DACA should ONLY include people who were brought in LEGALLY as children and lost their status just because they got older, and ICE refuses to do its job to consider their applications to CONTINUE THEIR LEGAL STATUS. As for Trump, he did great his first three years. And then he deregulated GMO frankenfoods, and gave Big Pharma a pass, and then he handed Big Pharma and Bill Gates a blank check of taxpayer money to produce kill shots called "vaccines", which are actually genetic engineering of human beings, and which are being given to masses of people, killing and maiming many, without their informed consent, in violation of the Nuremberg Code, and these are not even licensed by the FDA, and they suppressed inexpensive drugs that cure COVID quickly to comply "legally" to put the kill shots on the market in the first place. And what did Trump do about it? He dug in his heels. He has blood on his hands, unfortunately, and since he won't acknowledge it and seems to be content with the fact these are killing and maiming people, I no longer trust him, unfortunately. And this doesn't even touch the fact that these kill shots cause people to shed mRNA, which can then infect people who refused the shots, and cause THEIR bodies to make poisonous spike proteins for the rest of their life, and the fact that people who got the kill shots are having strokes and heart attacks while driving, and their cars go out of control and endanger or harm others. If the government refuses to protect us from poisons, what do we have left? Mr. Trump, do a 180 on this. You goofed. Be man enough to admit it and urge Americans NOT TO GET THE KILL SHOTS.

  3. JurassicRick says:

    The Republican party is a pitiful, poor, sorry excuse for a true Conservative party. They are NOT true Conservatives, but RINOs, Republicans In Name Only. I like to refer to them as "Republicrats". I've often wondered why these people are in the Republican party. I really believe they are in the WRONG party. They think like Democrats, act like Democrats, vote like Democrats. It sounds to me the Democratic Party would be a much better fit for them. These people are more interested in "getting along", not making any waves, and keeping their own self-serving political careers than they are in representing and serving the political interests of true Conservatives, the people who voted for them. As for me, I am a registered Republican in the state of Kentucky. But I don't consider myself a "Republican" as such. I refer to myself as a "Trump Republican". He is not perfect by a long shot to say the least, but he is a heck of a lot better than the run-of-the mill, establishment RINOs who are more interested in "reaching across the aisle" (a la John McCain) than representing and serving the political interests of true Conservatives. Donald Trump is not the only out-of-step with the mainstream Republican who was subjected to the GOP establishments 'political wrath. Senator Barry Goldwater who ran as the Republican nominee for President back in 1964 was a true Conservative who spoke the truth and was subsequently ripped to shreds. This was before Goldwater ran off the rails in later years and supported the Radic-Lib Bill Clinton. Robert, this article is excellent. It says it all and tells it like it is.. As for me, I don't like what I am seeing. It seems like as the years go by,, there is getting to be a growing disconnect between me and the Republican party. And rightly so.

  4. JF1017 says:

    There has to be something more pathological than just the desire to be "loved" that drives the R party to be simps. They should know from the past 50 years that they'll never be loved – by the Dems, the media or the pointy heads in the universities. So why bother? Have some backbone and some principles and actually represent your constituents! One man had the testosterone level, the leadership skill and the business savvy to do exactly this, and for an all too brief time, pushed the best interests and agenda of the normal American forward with a vengeance.

  5. Christopher Christopher1776 says:

    Thank you, Robert, for another outstanding piece. I never hear any Republican politician talk about what Republicans stand for. Can't remember ever hearing one state that the purpose of the Republic is to preserve our fundamental rights and prevent tyrannical rule by a despotic central government. Maybe if Republican elected officials memorized that sentence and practiced saying in front of the mirror each morning, they would feel more comfortable stating it in public.