You did the residents of Galveston County a great disservice by printing a letter by Gary Miller proclaiming the conservation evolution (“The conservative evolution of America continues,” The Daily News, Feb. 6-7).

What has been happening isn’t an evolution but rather a disintegration of the Republican Party. A party that’s no longer guided by the ideology on which it was founded. Its leaders now follow the whims of extremists, conspiracy theorists and racists.

The Republican Party has been hijacked by these groups who now believe they’re Republicans when the “true” Republicans are the people they’re calling Republican in Name Only.

They’re led by a would-be autocrat who would make the United States a fascist nation instead of a democracy. He tried to steal an election he lost by 7-plus million votes. His followers believe the true winner cheated. They claim that the winners are a corrupt minority when in fact they themselves are part of a dying party that wants to hold onto power so badly that it cheats, gerrymanders districts and disenfranchises voters.

Here's to the time when these people calling themselves Republicans go away, and the true Republicans that are now called RINOs can take back control of their party.

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Carlos Ponce

RINOS bray ike Democrat Donkeys while Conservatives pray.

Gary Miller

Carlos> Say it true.

Emilio Nicolas

Ponce: Showing off your "Christianity" again?

Carlos Ponce

Not "showing off", Emilio Nicolas.

Gary Miller

Alvin> RINO's are not real republicans. They are dishonest liberals who lied about who they were to get elected.

Bailey Jones

Good luck with that. Gary Miller is the future of the Republican Party. You need only look at the vast majority of Republican elected officials to see that. From the Tea Party to the T(rump) Party, it's been a steady move away from principled conservatism to bat [censored] crazy.

Carlos Ponce

How many Galveston County local elections have Democrats won, Bailey?

How many Texas state-wide elections have Democrats won, Bailey?

The answer is ZERO because the Democrat Party has moved FAR away from what they once were, and that's not good.

So before you start criticizing a political party that is not your own, fix your own.

Craig Mason

I watched the video last night that was presented in the impeachment trial. It was very moving. The one thing that really stood out to me was the person holding the Blue Lives Matter flag, standing in front of a police officer yelling, F*&% the police. I always saw the GOP as the law and order party. What happened to that? Another fun fact, about 70% of the folks arrested so far in the traitorous insurrection didn't even vote in the presidential election.

Gary Scoggin

Just think, if that 70% had voted there may not have been a need for them to be there. Oh, the irony!

Bailey Jones

Craig, the one good thing that will come from this trial is that his lawyers have admitted what he, and the members of his cult, cannot. He was voted out of office by the American people. That's his defense - he can't be tried because he's no longer president. This puts an end to his nonsense about not losing the election. (It won't stop the cultists, of course.)

As far as the "party of law and order" - it's a short walk from anti-government to anti-police, especially if you believe that the country really only belongs to you, the True Patriot.

Wayne D Holt

Bailey, you really know how to torture logic when it suits the narrative you're pumping. Trump's defense isn't that he was voted out of office, it's because he no longer holds an office that is liable to an impeachable offense. The modus operandi of how that happened is material to the fabric of this once-great republic but completely immaterial to the very real issue that Trump is no longer in office. He could have been deposed, he could have resigned or in this case he could have had an opponent who couldn't generate a Piggly Wiggly opening day crowd for his cadaverous "rallies", but miraculously won by more votes cast than in any previous presidential election. Sure he did. Pull my finger.

In true modern Democrat fashion, what has never been done before due to the brazen illegality of it doesn't deter the March to Madness. In the Biden in Wonderland world we live in now, we are asked to swallow a hundred unbelievable things before breakfast...if we can hold it down.

And as far as believing "the country really only belongs to you," you have described to perfection the Left: their banning of not only conservative conversations but anything that deviates in the slightest from what is oozing out of Gomorrah on the Potomac now. During four years of Trumpian "tyranny", the Left was allowed to bloviate to its tiny heart's content. No one threatened, let alone acted on, the level of censorship, deplatforming, doxing as an art form, brigading or all the other dark arts the Left has spawned to eradicate anything but their voice. And if you think police outside of Berkeley identify with Biden's vision over Trump's, you have, for lack of a gentler term, become untethered.

You are looking in the mirror when you see a place where only one voice is tolerated, Bailey. If you support it, you own it.

Carlos Ponce

It was a very good film, very professionally made, very selective. But as the Antifa flyer put out a month earlier indicated, they disguised themselves with MAGA caps, MAGA shirts over their Black Antifa shirts, backpacks. They could have used captions pointing out the Trump supporters but they did not. Why not? Those doing the damage had no affiliation with Trump. But the man next to the Air Force Veteran who was shot was affiliated with Antifa and BLM.

But the film itself could have used a clock to show this started during the speech, not a result of it and NPR reported the storming of the Capitol Building hours before it began.

Cary Semar

Welcome to cloud cuckoo land, Carlos.

Gary Miller

Sorry Bailey for saying I am the future of the Republican Party. I was Republican when they were Conservative but now understand the GOP is no longer a conservative party and deserves to be part of history's dust bin. The future of the GOP, to be renamed Patriot Party, is to be the Conservative power of America. Since the Democrats became socialist they are headed for the same dust bin of history.

Carlos Ponce

Alvin McCurley, the Republican Party was not "hijacked". Those in office WON at the primaries. Notice Republicans won ALL the November 2018 and 2020 contested elections. I guess you were on the LOSING side.[rolleyes]

Gary Scoggin

The party of Reagan has become the party of Marjorie Taylor Greene. Conservatism has been replaced by QAnon. The Constitution has been replaced by Stop the Steal.

The Democrats haven't done themselves any favors locally, twice nominating too-liberal Adrienne Bell to take on low-hanging fruit Randy Weber and failing to nominate any other viable candidates for local offices. Meanwhile, in Austin, the Three Stooges of Abbott, Patrick and indicted felon Paxton keep getting re-elected. Their method of governing is to proceed as if Austin is smarter than the local communities and that local control of anything is bad. -- hardly a traditional Republican ideal. Statewide, Texans are getting the government they deserve.

I will say that I think Judge Henry is doing a good job and that Rep Middleton and Sen.Taylor are representing the area well. I don't always agree with them but I think they are doing their best to act in the best interests of their constituents and the area. (Now, if we could just get one of them to primary Weber.)

Bailey Jones

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Gary Miller

Gary S> stay tuned. The next impeachment will be Feb. 20-23.

Gary Scoggin

They are going to impeach him a third time?

Bailey Jones

Would you like to bet $1000 on that, Gary?

Bailey Jones

Gary Miller

Bill Broussard

Bailey. Gary and Carlos both have mentioned that rough future period of time as a new transition in power. Do you suspect they are a part of some conversation we’re not privy to? I don’t think their references are a coincidence

Gary Miller

Bailey> the date of Biden's impeachment? Feb. 2023. Harris Feb. 2024. Each worth much more than $1,000 to every patriotic American.

Gary Scoggin

Bill..... I suppose we’re going to have to start surfing those QAnon sites.

Carlos Ponce

Bailey asks, "Do you suspect they are a part of some conversation we’re not privy to?"

Only if you don't listen to the prophets.[innocent]

Bailey Jones

I'll ask again, Gary Miller - Would you like to bet $1000 on that? It's a yes or no question.

Jim Forsythe

"Bailey> the date of Biden's impeachment? Feb. 2023. Harris Feb. 2024. Each worth much more than $1,000 to every patriotic American."

So Gary are you wanting Nancy to be President or are you counting on the V.P. Harris appointing a person you like as her replacement?

Maybe the person would be Hillary as V.P.. If Harris was impeached then Hillary would be President. Is that what you really want, Gary?

If that is your plan Gary, you need to have a majority in the House

Bailey Jones

Yes, Bill - I'm sure they follow the same Cult45TV youtube channel or Parler, or wherever the faithful gullible hang out these days. I have my own prediction - based purely on my observations of everything Carlols and Gary have ever posted in the past - nothing is going to happen.

(Although I hear that all the cool kids are talking about March 4th: Insurrection II - Attack of the Clowns)

Gary Miller

Gary S.> Democrat problem for primaring Weber is finding a candidate voters prefered over Weber.

Gary Scoggin

Actually, that is the Republicans’ problem.

Charles Douglas

It never cease to amaze me as to level of hypocrisy which exists in the Democratic Party, from top to bottom! Hypocrisy like what is

apparent in this Op-ed! This author seems to be so interested in Republicans, and our party behavior, you would think he would be one! Instead he belongs to a party who champions, and supports Abotion and Infanticide of defenseless young babies in the womb who never gets a chance to exploit who GOD calls them to be! The Democrats vilifies the Tea Party movement in the Republican party years ago, but do not mention their hiding behind, and supporting ANTIFA, and BLM RADICALS who goes around looting, burning, assaulting seniors, stealing, and killing! They hide behind African-Americans, and Hispanics marching...trying to increase their standards of living! The problem is, the DEMS have stacked the deck against minorities from the start!

In the Democratic deck of stacked cards are BAD schools, Welfare, and Food Stamps Subsidies, Controled Birth-Rates, Ghetto Living Conditions inside of Badly operated Cities and Municipalities! Democrats wants, and facilitates no borders, where every crook, criminal, or bad charactered individual who can get to our borders can illegally cross over, and claim asylum with no problems then released inside our country to carry on with their lawlessness! They can lie, steal, commit any crime almost, and now that we have a "JUNTA" operated government with a "PUPPET" for a leader in DC, they WILL NOT be deported, or even locked up! Our Border Patrol, and ICE Departments have had their hands tied, and have been told they need to call DC and get permission to deport or arrest ILLEGALS!

Democrats are poised to shutdown Fossil Fuels Jobs in this country, while using the deceptive lie of going green, and developing hundred of thousands of green jobs for.the masses, which is a lie straight out of BEIJING CHINA! The Chinese are paying people high in the pecking order of government here, and the Democratic Party to facilitate the demise of America as a rich successful nation of people, then they can take over as the lone Super Powered nation in the world.

China has evolved from being a poor over-populated starving nation of bicycle riding people, into being a sophisticated Super Power rivaling us, and even financing the debt or this nation by loaning us money to be squandered on LIBERAL givaways, and wasteful, squanderous spending! They are paying low Morale, greedy individuals all over this nation ...off, and they have developed the best spies in the UNIVERSE..to steal business, and military secrets in order to fast track their growth and development! The LEFT just killed the XL Oil Pipeline putting thousands of Americans who works on, or those who support those who were employed on the line,... out of work! Where are the Green Jobs to take the place of the Fossil Fuel Jobs which are now dead? Well... the Green Jobs have not been created yet![wink]

Paula Flinn

The attack on the Capitol Bldg. on January 6, by Trump Republicans shows that Republicans don’t respect human life. You can scream “Abortion & Infanticide” until you’re exhausted, but Republicans don’t believe in saving lives already here. They don’t believe in saving lives by expanding Medicaid and helping low-income people with affordable healthcare or subsidies during this pandemic. We are the only civilized country that didn’t help low-income people with monthly subsidies because the President and Senate majority were Republican, selfish, and didn’t acknowledge the need. Just look at the number of cars in line when cities distribute food to families who wait for hours.

President Trump left the country in shambles. For 4 years we have waited for the Republican Health Plan promised by Trump. There was no plan offered. There was no comprehensive plan left by the Trump Administration for distributing the vaccine or dealing with the health crisis we are now in.

There was a plan, though, for the attack on our legislature on January 6, planned and perpetrated by our then-President Trump and his followers. Trump’s timing of the rally before the attack was not a coincidence. This assault had been planned in advance, and egged on by Trump’s words. Words matter. President Trump’s words caused his supporters to march on the Capitol. His tweet about VP Pence caused them to chant “Traitor Pence,” and “Hang Pence.” The Q-Anon Shaman said, “The President invited us here.” For Republican Senators to sit there and excuse the President from responsibility for the Capitol attack is a lie, and they know it.

Craig Mason

Amen Paula

Charles Douglas

Republicans don't respect human life? What are you talking about? Even if what you said is true about the Capitol incident, and it was not, the fact is there were individual planning to do what they did in DC WEEKS before Trump's speech and the FBI said so publicly recently! Why then were everybody caught flatfooted? I will inform you, it was because THE "SWAMP" SET TRUMP UP ONCE AGAIN! That was why nobody prepared for anything to happen,...now they have the city surrounded with thousands of national guards and concertina wire!

One other thing I will say about the matter! Even if Republicans were responsible for that incident, AT LEAST THE VICTIMS WERE NOT INNOCENT BABIES WHO COULD NOT RUN OF FIGHT BACK! How sick is that? Now you work on that one, and see what you can create! Nothing! Nothing ....can match destruction of the lives of the unborn! It is nothing short of facilitating GENOCIDE of minorities in this country! Then number one killer of African-Americans in America is the murder of BLACK babies in the womb! Now you harp on the DC incident all you want, but Republicans are not advocating nor spending Tax-Payer funds on murdering babies here and overseas! IT IS THE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE DOING THAT![wink]

Gary Miller

Charles> PP (AKA) planned parenthood was created to rid America of people like you. Fewer births than funerals is proof Democrats knew what they were doing when they created PP. Too late now to get you but your race's future is under attack.

Carlos Ponce

Paula, there were over 300,000 Trump supporters in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. Of the 200 who entered the Capitol, not all were Trump supporters, in fact many have yet to be identified by name, political affiliation and offense.

Over 99.9% of Trump supporters present in DC never entered the Capitol Building. But Paula is quick to post, "Republicans don’t respect human life".

That's not very logical nor Christian, Paula. Oh the shame!

Bill Broussard

It never ceases to surprise me that some devout God-fearing folks continually use “shaming” as a control tool. I’ve heard it and noted it as early as the second grade and on these blogs, Carlos continues the tradition

When rationality leaves the building and just before panic sets in, the guilty will try shaming I guess.

Carlos Ponce

Calling "shame" is Biblical.

Carlos Ponce

By the way, Paula, I remember you are a Bernie Sanders supporter. Another Bernie Sanders supporter shot up a baseball park trying to kill as many Republicans as he could and he managed to seriously wound Congressman Steve Scalise. Using your logic, one could conclude Bernie supporters "don't respect human life". Did Republicans paint all Bernie Supporters with the same brush? No. They said this was the action of a crazed loon who happened to be a Bernie Bro. But Paula is quick with her large paint brush, large enough to cover tens of millions.[rolleyes]

Bill Broussard

Here’s a riddle: what does a Bernie sanders supporter and Carlos have in common?

Neither candidates could gather enough votes to be President

What makes Paula and Carlos different? Paula was smart enough not to bet money on Bernie

Charles Douglas

It is just so amazing to me that the RADICAL LEFT, who are allies of CHINA, is now saying that Trump supporters are the most exponential threat to America, and not China! That is a hard-hitting statement people! Is this why they have DC surrounded with Troops, and Concertina wire today!

It is not Trump Supporters who are knocking down border walls for everybody to cross our borders, it is not Trump Supporters who are killing people's livelihoods, and dreams by eliminating fossil fuel jobs by the hundreds of thousands in America, sending those jobs and factories to BEIJING, & other nations! It is not Trump Supporters who are hand-cuffing ICE & the Border Patrol rendering them unable to do their jobs in protecting America, & Americans! It is not Trump Supporters who are making "SUGGA-DADDY" trade deals, and Treaties with nations who hates and wants drain us of our wealth, and destroy our ways of life!

Then who is doing all these things to America you might ask? I'm glad you asked, IT IS THE RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS WHO ARE DOING THESE THINGS ....PERIOD!

Carlos Ponce

Bill Broussard, be patient.

Gary Miller

Paula> Your whole rant is a repeat of the Liberal big lie. Every word copied from liberal spin with little divergence. You might add something to this forum if you said something original. We have heard the liberal spin and rejected it long ago.

Charles Douglas

I remember not long ago when this "Puppet" of China was Vice President of this nation, and along with his clean cut, articulate speaking, and good looking Black buddy ... ordered the military generals fighting that JV TEAM of Terrorists to call, and ask the "JUNTA" in the Oval Office when to confront, or to take out the enemy!

If you remember that you will also remember ISSIS was kicking everybody butts, and beheading even Americans on Videos shown around the world! The same people who allowed that,.. are back in the Oval Office!

We don't hear anything about ISSIS anymore, because when "THAT BAD MAN" called Donald Trump took office ..he sent a message to ISSIS that he was going to to take them out where ever he could find them, and quickly! He told them their days were short, and growing shorter by the hour! The generals had permission to kill the enemy where they were found!

Now. we have another "JUNTA" telling our Border Patrol, and ICE, they have to.call the "JUNTA" for permission before they deport or arrest ILLEGALS our of this country for any reason! This essentially renders ICE & the Border Patrol useless, and is what the Radical LEFT, like AOC, and others promised on the campaign trail. Enjoy!

Mike Zeller

Charles remember this! TRUMP DIESEL.......LANDSLIDE LANDSLIDE.......lol.......[smile] [beam] [smile] [beam] [smile] [beam] What was a dream, became a [crying] NIGHTMARE [crying]

Charles Douglas

Mr. Zeller, how right you are! You are the only one of the LEFT who is talking honest and making sense this morning! Yes, I had big dreams for this.country! I thought we had finally found a leader who would put America First, and stand up to those who wanted to tear us down! However, the "SWAMP" found a way to steal the election in the Middle of the Night! Now,....Now....as you say, MY DREAM HAS TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE! I will own that! I am highly disappointed, or disgusted would be a better word! Thanks for giving me the opening to express that!

Bill Broussard

George- since China is such a worry, this snippet is from Fortune Magazine

And speaking of China, a report from the Peterson Institute of International Economics finds the trade agreement it signed a year ago with the U.S. turned out to be a flop. The “centerpiece” of the deal was an agreement by China to purchase $200 billion more in U.S. goods and services in 2020 and 2021. But trade-deal-related exports actually fell 40% short of the targeted amounts, due in part to COVID-related problems.”

George Laiacona

Republicans were infatuated with the second TV celebrity that expressed his dramatic “Your Fired” line in his fictional entertainment show. Enough naive, uneducated Republicans fell for this character’s drama that they really thought this guy could run their country. The conservative Republicans were sucked into the fantasy. Now they will have to accept the fact that their party is itself divided. It will take time to reunite as a real Republican Party.

Carlos Ponce

Another unsubstantiated fabricated Leftist Group Think Talking point from George Laiacona..... but you repeat it very well!

Gary Miller

George> The Republican party was the law and order party, the fiscally conservative party and the America first Party. Until Democrats learned they could run as Republicans in Republican districts. After that the Republican party became the Democrat light party with RINO's tainting with liberal policies. The law and order, Fiscally conservative, America first Americans have a new home. New name hasn't been decided yet but MAGA or Patriot seems to be the leading name. The remaining RINO's can have the lifeless shell of the old Republican party they destroyed. Good riddance to the RINO Republican party. History will put the old GOP in the same chapter as the Whig and Bull Moose party. When the DNC joins that group what will be the name that replaces them? The HATE or REVENGE party?

Bill Broussard

Also from Fortune: “ Does Elon Musk answer to anyone? Turns out, the answer is yes. Take a look at the language Tesla used in response to the Chinese regulators inquiring about quality issues. In a filing, the company “sincerely accepted the guidance of government departments,” and “deeply reflected on shortcomings.” That’s a far cry from Musk’s belittling the SEC as the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission,” or telling U.S. auto regulators its rules are “anachronistic,” or attacking California health care officials as “unelected and ignorant.” Pretty clear where the power lies these days.”

Jim Forsythe

Some Republicans were starting to question why they were Republicans!

July 9, 2013: A recent study by a conservative marketing research group, Frontier Lab , found that Republicans who leave the party are tired of being forced to accept the lesser of two evils in elections, among other dissatisfactions.

AARON PRICE is a person that has decided that being a Republican is not what he wants to be now. Some people like him are becoming Independents and some are becoming Democrats. We are becoming a Country with four parties. Democrat, Republican, Independent and the party of Trump.

January 22, 2020: AARON PRICE: I’m not politically apathetic. I was a door knocker for a Republican congresswoman. I interned for the GOP get out the vote effort in 2004. I had a leadership position in College Republicans. More recently, as a lawyer and political consultant, I helped elect numerous Republicans in four states while flipping the State House in one and the State Senate in another.

On paper, I’m that “five for five” primary voter that steadfast party loyalist politics is built on — and I’m leaving the Republican Party.

I tried to describe the modern GOP platform. I thought it might help me figure out why I don’t feel at home anymore. The problem? I have no idea what it is.

I’m not sure the GOP actually has a real platform outside of “Making America Great Again” or combining increased governmental borrowing with tax cuts and increased military spending. It has a policy agenda dead set on short-term gain for a specific subset of people.

Below are a two of the reason AARON PRICE gave for leaving the Republican Party. Others have the same conflicts about staying a Republican.

Can you imagine the outrage if Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election, then didn’t divest conflicts of interest and let Chelsea Clinton control her finances? If it was patently obvious that the president and her family were profiting off the presidency itself?

At virtually every turn, the president has sought to advance his own interest through his office and at the expense of anyone in his way. As long as it gets the judges it wants, I guess the GOP won’t do a thing to stop him.

AARON also talks about what problems he had with the GOP. The evidence regarding the problems that Democrats are trying to solve is quite real. They have legitimate debates about solutions. The Republicans can’t participate in those debates because they won’t acknowledge underlying facts. Despite growing consensus and mounting evidence on a number of fronts, the Republicans have seemingly become deniers in every degree. In some cases, the GOP has led an all out assault on science, facts and truth.

Carlos Ponce

Does Aaron Price sound like any of your Galveston County Republican neighbors, Jim? No he does not. By repeating the fallacious DNC talking points it is clear that he has been brainwashed into believing that garbage.

Jim Forsythe

Some do not see the defection of people from the GOP because of the party of Trump. The following are people that changed parties because of Trump. Many others are doing the same.

Lyle Darrah was on a conference call at work in rural Weld County, north of Denver, when the riot at the U.S. Capitol started on Jan. 6. When his boss mentioned what was happening, he turned on news coverage — and immediately felt his last allegiance to the Republican Party slipping away. "I was completely shocked and ashamed. That's not how I think of the Republicans — who we were, and who we are," he said. "It's something I felt I could no longer be in support of."

Later, Darrah, age 49, sat in his living room and pulled up the state's voter registration website. And then, like thousands of other Coloradans in the wake of the insurrection, he left the Republican Party. "I think it should be a signal," said Darrah, a software company director who voted for Donald Trump in 2016.

Other newly former Republicans had the opposite reaction: They cut ties with the party because they felt its leaders had abandoned Trump by blaming him for the riot and refusing to overturn the election.

"I quickly realized that I would probably never vote for another Republican again. They have let America down," said Cara Samantha Toney, a 45-year-old mother of three who switched from Republican to Libertarian and lives in Jefferson County, a suburb of Denver.

"I do feel there is a split," Trubia said. "I'm not necessarily doing it to hurt the Republican Party, but the way they turned their backs completely on Trump, that kind of got me really upset."

In rural Weld County, 44-year-old Sara Ocker switched from Republican to unaffiliated and doesn't expect to vote again anytime soon, because she doesn't believe the elections are run fairly.

"It feels like we're living in the upside-down world," she said. Ocker feels that "RINOs" — Republicans in name only — betrayed the president and wrongly blamed him for the riots. She added that it was impossible that any Trump supporter could have committed violence that day.

"I've gotta tell you, the vast majority of my friends are laughing at me, that I switched over to Democrat. They think I'm crazy," said Martin Lee Hussman, 45.

A well-connected resident of Alamosa in the southern part of the state, he was previously a registered Libertarian but voted for Trump last November. As he watched the fallout of the riots, he decided that Democrats would hold power for the foreseeable future.

"Honestly, I think the Republican Party is dead. I don't think there's going to be a Republican Party in the next couple years," said Hussman, a plumber.

Hussman figured that being registered as a Democrat would help him moderate the party's candidates by supporting centrist candidates. But Hussman didn't feel very different after changing his party registration.

Carlos Ponce

Students are taught to be careful when using the internet. There is a lot on there which isn't so.

Jim believes anything as long as it's om the internet.

Jim Forsythe

7/5/19: REPRESENTATIVE JUSTIN AMASH ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY THAT HE WAS "DECLARING MY INDEPENDENCE AND LEAVING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY,"

George Conway, a prominent attorney and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, left the Republican Party in 2018.

Andy McKean: McKean was Iowa's longest-serving Republican before he left the party in April to join forces with the Democrats.

Tom Nichols: Nichols, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and at the Harvard Extension School, left the Republican Party in October 2018. Nichols explained that the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was the last straw in his decision to abandon the GOP. He wrote that the party had become so obsessed with "winning" that it had become a "threat to the rule of law and to the constitutional norms of American society."

Joe Scarborough : MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough made his departure from the GOP official in October 2017. He made the announcement on Twitter, posting a photo of himself with an elections official in Connecticut while holding a new form showing that he became an independent. Scarborough had announced he was leaving the GOP in July 2017, condemning the blind loyalty to President Trump.

"You have to ask yourself, what exactly is the Republican Party willing to do?" Scarborough said at the time. "How far are they willing to go? How much of this country and our values are they willing to sell out?"

Steve Schmidt: Schmidt was a veteran GOP strategist who ran John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign before he left the Republican Party in June 2018. Schmidt announced his departure in a series of Twitter posts, in which he condemned the GOP's immigration policies and urged voters to elect Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections."29 years and nine months ago I registered to vote and became a member of the Republican Party which was founded in 1854 to oppose slavery and stand for the dignity of human life," he wrote. "Today I renounce my membership in the Republican Party. It is fully the party of Trump."

Peter Wehner, Wehner a longtime aide to three Republican administrations and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, announced he was leaving the GOP in February. Wehner attributed his fall out with the Republican Party to the rise of Trump.

"The party of Reagan has been fundamentally transformed. It's now Donald Trump's party, through and through." "That's turned out to be quite a problem for me, because from the moment he announced his run for the presidency, I believed that Trump was intellectually, temperamentally, and psychologically unfit to be president."

George Will left the Republican Party before Trump was even elected, stating that the GOP had become a "cult." "This is not my party," Will said while announcing his departure to the Federalist Society in June 2016.

Carlos Ponce

RINO.

Jim Forsythe

The people I post are not RINO'S, because they are no longer Republicans'.

They will be welcomed by the members of their new party.

Carlos Ponce

Jim will believe anything if it's on the internet.[rolleyes]

Gary Miller

Jim. If there are four extant political parties now it indicates a reduction of two after adding the Trump party. There were six counting the Green party and the Libertarian party. Of the four the Trump party is the largest and most active of the four. The first party to get 75,000,000 legal votes in US history.

Jim Forsythe

Gary, in the United States, there has usually only been two main political parties.

But more people are Independent, then either of these parties.

If you want a list of political parties in the United States, it would have over 53 parties listed.

As of now, the major parties number 3, with the party of Trump is increasing in numbers.

Carlos Ponce

" the party of Trump is increasing in numbers" Not really, Jim. Now you will find several like Biblical Peter who will deny knowing the man for fear of persecution from the fascist Left. But in the voting booth......

Jarvis Buckley

Bill i love your articles regarding Galveston Island . Your comments regarding Galveston

are always insightful. No doubt you have a world of knowledge to share regarding Galveston. I would love to read your thoughts

regarding Galveston Island politics. Past & future.

Thomas Carpenter

There they go, the three amigos riding hell bent for nowhere, filling the air with their fraudulent diatribes and panicked screams as they watch their worst nightmare come to pass. Ride on amigos, I'm enjoying the withering fire that continues to rake your flanks as you stumble and stammer about a stolen election and voter fraud while your disgraced hero is tried a second time in the Senate.

Carlos Ponce

Keep watching, Thomas Carpenter! The BEST is yet to come!

George Laiacona

I don’t pledge my allegiance to any political party. As a working class American I pledge my allegiance to the American republic of which includes ALL Americans. My comments are based on the experience of being a patriotic Christian minded American go life. I have always thought that when you pledge allegiance to a political party you loose your freedom of independent thought.

Carlos Ponce

Based on your posts, your allegiance to the Democrat?progressive/Liberal Party is evident, George Laiacona.

Gary Miller

Alvin> Conservatives have discarded the old RINO riddled Republican party.

Gary Scoggin

Anti-free trade. Anti-immigrant. Anti-Constitution. Anti-Freedom. Pro-deficit. There is nothing conservative about the MAGA Party.

Carlos Ponce

Are Trump supporters.....

Anti-free trade? No, they are not. President Trump is for free trade ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL but trade deals favored trade partners. Tariffs and renegotiated trade deals leveled the playing field ... or attempted to.

Anti-immigrant? DUH, Gary Scoggin! Trump MARRIED an immigrant. Trump supporters favor LEGAL immigration.

Anti-Constitution? No, that's why Trump selected Constitutionally LITERATE judges and justices.

Anti-Freedom? No, Trump supporters support FREEDOMS. It's Democrats who want to stifle FREE SPEECH and FREEDOM TO EXERCISE ONE'S RELIGION, etc.

Pro deficit? Definitely not!!!!!! But without an item line veto for last second omnibus bills it's either bite your tongue or shut down the government.

So sad Gary Scoggin believes Trump supporters are "Anti-free trade. Anti-immigrant. Anti-Constitution. Anti-Freedom. Pro-deficit" THOSE ARE LIES!

Charles Douglas

Amen Mr. Ponce! That is 100 percent what we are about! We are for America NOT CHINA! We put Americans first! I have heard Liberals lambast and Vilify this nation to no end, but I have yet to hear ONE DEM say a bad or negative thing about CHINA at anytime, EVER! I should not blame them, because XI JINPING has a long reach ...they say! I mean that is what they say!

Jim Forsythe

Now you are against members of the GOP?

Bill Broussard

One of the key diagnostics of a neurotic is that the neurotic speaks in generalities

“ Carlos Ponce

Feb 10, 2021 1:34pm

Students are taught to be careful when using the internet. There is a lot on there which isn't so.

Jim believes anything as long as it's om the internet.”

Carlos, your on the internet and I’m pretty sure Jim is like me in that we don’t believe much of what you say

Watch those generalities and twitches or at least take your meds

Carlos Ponce

Bill Broussard, at least I post a web link to my sources so you may scrutinize veracity for yourself.

Bill Broussard

No you don’t Carlos. That’s pure nonsense unless you mean God, the Prophets, or your own well-healed opinion about everything. You are the only one on this blog that trades on your conversation with God or knowledge of what the Prophets think. Please supply me the webpage to either and if you can’t, take your meds

Carlos Ponce

I've already posted a few links of the prophets. If you don't believe, that sounds like a personal problem.

Website:

Youtube.com

Thomas Carpenter

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Charles Douglas

Trump / Haley in 2024!!!!!!! We are going to kick some LEFTIST behinds too![beam][beam][beam]

Gary Scoggin

Which Trump? Donald, Ivanka, Tiffany, Uday, or Qusay?

Charles Douglas

.....AND I BE GLAD!!! ( As they say in East Texas ).

Charles Douglas

Which Trump will run in 2024? Trump Diesel "OG" ..You know my allegiance is for Trump Diesel! Trump Diesel is my "MAIN MAN!" Why not,... yall can Impeach him FIFTY times on the charges Pelosi' nem are bringing and there will be no conviction coming forth! You know that "OG!" Now here is what we are going to put on yall. We are going to bring Haley on board, and set her up to go on her own in the election in 2028! It is time to move on and take care of business! We dont have time to worry about insignificance and stupidity being perpetuated In a mocked impeachment which is going on now on the people's dime! It is a disgrace! The Word Impeachment has been made cheap now by what the LEFT has done!

George Laiacona

Carlos if the Democrats are showing how it is to be of value to ALL Americans then I appreciate their efforts. But I will remain independent especially since the Republicans tried to cancel our election process on January 6th.

Bailey Jones

If you believe Carlols or Gary M, Republicans are still trying to cancel our election process.

Fun poll out today:

Nearly all Democrats (98 percent) and roughly three-quarters (73 percent) of independents believe Biden’s 2020 election victory was legitimate. Nearly two in three (66 percent) Republicans say Biden’s election win was not legitimate.

Nearly three in 10 Republicans (29%) say the claim that Trump was fighting a global child sex trafficking ring is mostly or completely accurate.

A majority (55 percent) of Republicans support the use of force as a way to arrest the decline of the traditional American way of life.

https://www.americansurveycenter.org/research/after-the-ballots-are-counted-conspiracies-political-violence-and-american-exceptionalism/

Carlos Ponce

"since the Republicans tried to cancel our election process on January 6th"

"since the Democratss tried to cancel our election process on January 6th, 2017"

"since the Democrats tried to cancel our election process on January 6th, 2005"

[Nancy Pelosi led that one!]

"since the Democrats tried to cancel our election process on January 6th, 2001"

"since the Democrats tried to cancel our election process on January 6th, 1989"

Seems like you have a selective memory, George Laiacona. Sounds like somebody has their partisan pants on.

Jim Forsythe

“The voters, courts and states have all spoken. If we overrule them it would damage our republic forever,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “We cannot simply declare ourselves a national board of elections on steroids.”

McConnell told Republicans that the election wasn’t unusually close, “This election actually was not unusually close. Just in recent history, 1976, 2000, and 2004 were all closer than this one. The electoral college margin is almost identical to what it was in 2016.”

Carlos Ponce

Since McConnell's wife benefits with this current alignment should anyone rally listen to him? Conflict of interest.....

Charles Douglas

Who gives a [censored] what Big Mitch thinks anyway? I'm still trying to figure the significance of "Systemic Racism" & "White Supremacy" which are favorite radical LEFT talking points used, ..when we have rioting, looting, burning down & destruction of businesses, and property, along with murders in the streets of Democratic controlled cities which the LEFT cares nothing about! I think they are the RADICAL LEFT'S tools of control, along with "Food Stamps" & "Welfare" ...and 'Planned Parenthood" ..used to control minorities in this nation, especially African-Americans, and Hispanics.

Here in America tonight, our voices are being censored, people are losing their jobs, careers, employment, and being bullied out of schools, because they are vocally disagreeing with the political views of the Radical LEFT. Schools in this nation are having names changed because the LEFT objects to an event their namesakes participated in, or something they did decades ago that the LEFT say they object to now.

A Congresswoman out of Houston in working on a bill to require anyone who wants to buy a gun in this nation to have a psychological examination! Thisnis an atack on the SECOND AMENDMENT! We now have a secret court that nobody, but government officials can access in order to deny you equal access to your rights provided by the Constitution, and our founding fathers! We have some on the LEFT wanting to defund our police, mistreating our military people by questioning their patriotism! We have those in this country now who are at war with our flag, and our National Anthem, because they are said to be RACIST! We have a LEFTIST media who practice subverting the laws of the land by Slanting, Limiting or BLACKING-OUT news to the public in order to achieve a desired Liberal conclusion to a Case, Event, or Disposition!

Who would've thought that we would end up here, ...OUR lips pursed to CHINA'S behind,....( our most dangerous enemy in the world)...making excuses for their every greedy offense committed against humanity? Who would have thought out of all the brave, unselfish acts of martyred Americans in different generations of our history, who gave their very lives to achieve, keep, and maintain our democracy, we have those in abundance here NOW, GIVING OUR FREEDOMS AWAY?

Jim Forsythe

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the head of the GOP in the Senate.

If he does not speak for the Republicans, he would be replaced.

Carlos Ponce

He will be.

Ron Shelby

I would say that the big change with the GOP party started in 2000 with the emergence of Tea Party factions. From there, things began to change significantly even further to the right. Only my personal opinion though.

Bailey Jones

I think your assessment is correct.

Carlos Ponce

Since TEA Party members and President Trump share many of Ronald Reagan's ideas I'd say the current trend re-started in 1980. But the concepts actually started in Colonial America.

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