As surely as the blue and gray faced one another at Vicksburg, Shiloh, Chickamauga and Gettysburg more than 150 years ago, this nation is now engaged in another civil war.  Except the opponents are now known as Red and Blue.

Don’t think so?  Then explain these numbers.  The U.S. has pledged to donate 80 million doses of covid-19 vaccines to other countries which need them desperately.  When asked if they supported this move, 88 percent of the blues agreed–but only 41 percent of the reds did.

This is numbing.  How do you NOT support helping other counties combat this pandemic, which in turn, helps your own country?

You only do it when you have given up your right to think for yourself and totally bought into the cult now led by former Republican President Donald Trump who is so totally obsessed with his own well-being that he has no concern about destroying our democracy and establishing himself as supreme ruler of the land.

And since the majority of his followers in Congress are too cowardly to oppose him for fear he will turn on them and send them back home he has scant opposition.

We have seen what happens to Republicans who refuse to bow before Trump.  Like Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Though she is one of the most diehard Republicans serving in Washington,

Even though Cheney supported Trump with 93 percent of her votes, she was replaced in the GOP House leadership by Elise Stefanik, who only supported Trump’s position 78 percent of the time.  But this did not matter to Trump’s peons in the House where allegiance to him is all that matters.  Dissidents be damned.  What’s considered good for Trump is all that matters, forget what is best for the nation.

Trump is a one-trick pony who is fixated on trying to undo the November 2020 election for president.  He is only focused on yesterday–not tomorrow.  Trump has run for president twice, and never received the majority of the popular vote.  Under his leadership, the GOP not only lost the White House, but the House of Representatives and the Senate as well.

And this is who has the GOP scared to death?

Yes, this is a civil war.  But one side is going to war following a fatally flawed leader.  Someone who wishes to turn back time and promises a land of fantasy that is no more likely than bullets will soon begin flying at Vicksburg, Shiloh, Chickamauga and Gettysburg.

The once proud Grand Ole Party has abandoned its core values of fiscal conservatism, devotion to the constitution and smaller government and replaced it all with only allegiance to one man.  A GOP so devoid of ideas that it didn’t even bother to have a party platform in 2020.

This nation has weathered many storms.  Hopefully it will get through this one as well.  When it does, today’s very fractured GOP will wonder what happened.  I’m sure Liz Cheney will be glad to tell them.