Now...don't anyone get me wrong. I'm a former Republican...and espouse and value a variety of traditional republican ideals. Emphasis on the word, "traditional"...as in long-ago... The GOP these days has gone off the deep end. Doubling down on almost Medieval ideas. And then others within the party either catering to them or rationalizing their support because they don't want to be seen as "Liberal", "Socialist" or a RINO. This is not to say I don't have some progressive values or won't vote Democrat, or will go all in favor of the Democratic party...they have their own damn problems, stupid ideas and terrible dynamics. (I have a complicated free mind...call me an oxy-moronic Libertarian/Progressive) But this thread is on the current state of the GOP, speaking on the Elephant in the room for many. (yes, pun intended) IMHO, they have executed many actions and laws according to perscribed "Ideals", without a thought to the impact, long-term or short-term. Cutting off their noses in spite of their face. Or even worse, doing so to the US nation or world. What do you think??? If you disagree...let me know why. This nice article below is a good sample to start with...not to be taken literally boys & girls, but a "metaphor" Because no one controls hurricanes... Or if anyone does...I doubt they really give a shit about a tiny convention in relative terms.