If they haven’t already figured it out, the GOP should know, via the outcome of the primaries leading up to the mid-term elections in November is that their constituency does not want the status quo. In other words, no more Republican elites “just going along” with the Washington establishment. They want their government shaken up and returned to whom it belongs – the people.
Whether you like him or not, former president Trump has 98% a success rate endorsing GOP candidates this year. It seems that some people forget that although he lost the 2020 election, around 75 million people voted for him. They may not have liked his personality, especially his Twitter behavior, but they certainly did enjoy a level of prosperity not see in a generation. All without starting a war. In fact, Trump wanted to end the endless wars and deployments of our military. Of course the neocons in his party despised him for that reason alone. How else would they be able to enrich themselves without a constant output from the Military Industrial Complex which feeds on never ending conflict?
Now it appears The Age of the Neocons is over. Now if we could just get congress to overturn laws as the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. (Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) Act where the government is allowed to spy on anyone, anywhere, any medium (electronic or not), without any consequences because, well terrorism. We can still be vigilant without giving our own government the power to spy upon it’s own citizens whenever they choose. We might begin to return to a society we had before 9/11/01 without giving up security.
It’s almost certain that the GOP will sweep the House of Representatives this fall, and I hope if they do, they will govern by the will of the people, taking into account those priorities of the general electorate. Think about the bill president Biden just signed into law that has $730 billion in spending. $370 billion is on “green initiatives”. Climate Change isn’t in the top five in most polls of voters, and in many, not in the top ten. But, by god!, we’re going to force the electorate to care!
We’ll know within the first couple of months next year. I’m not going to hold my breath that they’ll do nything at all, but I am sort of keeping my fingers crossed.