The following link is to piece written by the very articulate Mind of Brosephus. Here is a version of the comment I posted thereon.
As an independent and former Republican and Democrat, people who pay attention know what my favorite conservative pundit Michael Gerson has defined, “the Republican Party is in decay.” When a party vilifies its truth tellers and aggrandizes its liars, it lacks veritas and gravitas. When it requires its candidates to promote The Big Lie and a former president who has betrayed his oath to the constitution, then it is a party that cannot be trusted.
How can people take seriously a party that plays up an obvious lie? And,sadly The Big Lie gives perceived impunity for the GOP to lie about more things. This is before one considers the party has not voted on a platform since 2016, meaning they really don’t care to articulate what they stand for other than just denigrating everything and taking away rights and benefits. We need a viable conservative voice, but this current GOP vintage is not it.
Granted, Democrats are also known to embellish, but what I am mostly referring to in the GOP is a requirement for its mainstream candidates to swallow hook, line and sinker an obvious disproven lie to placate a certain base of voters hopelessly devoted to someone who is a well-documented by multiple sources and people to be highly untruthful in his words and actions. To be frank, this is not a good look for Republicans.
Oh, and by the way, those who said the Republican were better at the economy than the Democrats should check out a few data points. For example, under an even number of Democrat and Republican White Houses since 1921, under which presidents were the most jobs created? The answer still surprises even Democrats as they are lousy marketers – Jobs created under Democrats dwarf those created under Republicans at about a 2 to 1 rate.