Pyle would have been an awesome president. And not just by comparison to whatever it is we have now. He wasn’t smart, but he was a good man (fictionally, obviously). Right now we have not smart and not a good man, so we got nothing.
It has been my experience these last 2 or 3 decades that Republicans will cheat, steal and, if they could get away with it, literally kill to get and keep power. They don’t care about the country and they loath democracy because they think we’re all too stupid to be making decisions (yes, the Republican politicians I have known have literally thought they were smarter than most of the people). They always have a double standard because the narrative with them is “It’s only fair if I win”.
During the spending showdown which shut down the government Ted Cruz was screaming, “You need to listen to the American people!” because a small percentage of the people more didn’t like the ACA than those who did. And then he shut down the government in protest over the object of a MUCH larger percentage difference who didn’t want to do that.
When Democrats win or Republicans don’t win big enough there are “voter irregularities” and “voter fraud”. They lost because the other side cheated. Never mind that almost every case ever of voter/election fraud has benefited Republicans.
And when they can’t pass a law to outlaw abortion outright, they can pass a law requiring women seeking abortion to undergo invasive, painful, emotionally scarring and unnecessary medical procedures.
I haven’t had any respect for the Republican party for a couple of decades now. Ever since that giant pussy Reagan let North take the fall for his illegal shit. And it has gotten worse since. They are absolutely in corporate pockets. Federal office is a sure-fire way, for both sides, to great wealth. But Republicans always favor corporate interests over literally everything else, including the very survival of the planet. The time will come when climate change can no longer be denied. And do you know who’s going to pay the massive bill to fix it? We, the taxpayers, are getting that bill. It will be government, not corporate spending which goes toward fixing it. That’s why they don’t care. They won’t have to pay for it.
Dammit. Now I’m depressed. I should stay out of this section of the board.