Somebody slap him

Blogger Matt Walsh normally makes sense when he writes. This post, however, reads like the temper tantrum of a spoiled child:

Goodbye, Republican Party.

I mean that in more ways than one. I’m leaving. You’re dying. I could stick around while you gasp your last pitiful breaths, but what would be the point? I’m certainly more pro-life than you ever were, but when it comes to political parties that have been overtaken by some kind of unintelligible, socially liberal populism, I say pull the plug.

Good riddance. Your wounds are self-inflicted anyway. Clearly you have no desire to live. So goodbye. I am abandoning you on your deathbed, and I feel no shame in it.

Walsh is correct, but not in the way he thinks. The GOP has not been killed by millions of people who are, judging from the tone of his post, intellectually inferior to Matt Walsh.

GOP elites poisoned the party over the last 25 years by squandering opportunities to govern as actual conservatives. They embroiled us in brutal wars in the Middle East that have killed hundreds of thousands and absolutely destroyed the oldest Christian communities on the planet.

Of the 1.5 million Christians in Iraq in 2003, fewer than 200,000 remain. Most of the Christians who fled or died did so with American soldiers in the country. The rise of the Islamic State is only the culmination of more than a decade of hell. That’s a Republican legacy.

Under George W. Bush, the federal government increased discretionary spending faster than any administration since FDR. The Republican Party did not defend the borders and sold out the middle class.

And despite appointing a majority of the justices, the Supreme Court did nothing to reverse Roe v. Wade, made same-sex “marriage” the law of the land, and upheld the unconstitutional Affordable Care Act. George W. Bush’s appointment to Chief Justice cast the deciding vote that saved it.

Walsh says he can’t tell the difference between Republicans and Democrats anymore. That is precisely the point. Neither can conservative voters.

That is why Donald J. Trump will be the Republican candidate for president.

Republican leaders have lied to their base for the last quarter century about their commitment to smaller government, border security, the middle class, and family values. Donald Trump might not do anything, either, but he’s the only candidate from either party who’s said that he’d try.

So yes, the Republican Party, as defined by Matt Walsh, is dying. Good riddance.

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