As has the rest of the nation, I’ve watched, stunned, as President Donald Trump and the Republicans have catastrophically failed since Jan. 20. From health care to domestic policy, immigration to foreign policy, the Republican product is nothing but abject flop and failure. Unprepared as Republicans obviously are, they hold the reins, and their failure is all the more spectacularly visible.
The Republican Party’s most unrelenting enemy is the future. For too long, Republicans have marketed a grand illusion of a past that never was as a Utopian vision of the future. That vision of the past is presented as the correct, righteous and moral order for the future and the solution to all our problems — if only everyone would lock arms and march in step.
The GOP represented by Trump, Sen. Mitch McConnell and the Rand Paul “Freedumb” faction have stood in the path of time and demanded it stop. Kentucky’s congressional delegation is exemplary in achieving a record of seat warming with no more to show.
The Republican record of unbroken non-accomplishment is the result, and at great cost to Kentucky and the nation.
William R. Adkins