Republicans love making enemies lists and checking them twice to see who's naughty or nice. Now Republicans are publicly threatening their own voters in an attempt to keep them in line. Tonight's meme is a graphic that the National Republican Congressional Committee has sent out to registered Republicans that employs the same "Uncheck The Box" technique their Dear Leader Trump used last summer and fall to trick his followers (suckers) into making their one-time donations recurring donations. Many Trump supporters fell for it, some to the point of having Trump drain their bank accounts just in time for Christmas. It worked for Dear Leader and now the whole damn Republican Party is following suit.
Telling their voters that they'll report them to Dear Leader if they don't hand over some cash is mobster-style blackmail. It's not much different than an autocratic government that asks children to turn in their parents if they think they're not abiding by "the rules."
"A fool and his money are soon parted." Frankly, if republican voters want to prove how stupid that are once again, it's not going to upset me. They've earned their self-inflicted punishment. This is nothing short of handing over their bank account number to the proverbial fake Nigerian prince. They obviously enjoy being played for suckers and Trump was a psychopathic P.T. Barnum of a president. The bigger problem is, of course, that their idiocy affects us all.
It doesn't take much imagination to think about what congressional republicans might threaten to do to their voters next: Withhold their support for vaccine distribution, money to sanitize and reopen the schools their children attend, and small business help? Oh wait, they've already done that. How about, "Hey, nice little swimming hole ya got there. Sure would be a shame if it filled up with toxic chemicals this summer." Oh, yeah, done that too. So, what's next, congressmen hanging out at the schoolyard gate? Oops! Already doing that! I guess they'll just start stealing cars out of driveways and taking them to republican-owned Four Seasons Chop Shops in order to sell the parts to raise money for themselves in 2022 and Trump in 2024. Oh, and they'll toss some rocks or Molotov Cocktails through the windows of the houses while they're at it. Family values and all that. There's no low to which Republicans won't eagerly go. And Republican voters will thank them for it.