Are you a Republican or a conservative-leaning independent?
If so, are you fed up with how the GOP has become so closely tied to Trump, it has lost its way to such an extent it now embraces crazy conspiracy theories such as that Biden's victory didn't happen via a free and fair election?
A "yes" answer, or even a "maybe," should cause you to check out Representative Adam Kinzinger's newly unveiled web site, Country First.
Kinzinger is an Illinois Congressman who was one of ten Republicans to vote for Trump's impeachment in the House of Representatives. I've seen him several times on TV, including his appearance today on Meet The Press.
I like his style. Kinzinger comes across as straightforward, honest, and committed to traditional Republican principles.
He's deeply disturbed by what the Republican Party has become in its seemingly never-ending quest to kiss up to Donald Trump, no matter how far this misplaced affection causes the GOP to stray from the values it used to hold.
There's a six-minute video on Country First that explains why Kinzinger is starting this counterweight to Trumpism. Time will tell whether many conservatives jump on board the Country First movement.
I suspect most Republicans will stick with Trump, but I admire Kinzinger for trying to get the GOP back on track.
My mother was a fervent lifelong Republican who would be aghast at how deep the party has sunk into the muck of lies, sedition, and loyalty to an ex-president who richly deserves his two impeachments.
I haven't leaned Republican since I went to college and left behind the conservatism that my highly political mother imbued in me. However, I'm supporting what Kinzinger is doing because it isn't healthy for our country to have a major political party dominated by, to put it bluntly, crazy people.
The United States is the only advanced democracy where one party has become so extreme, basically there is no way for the Democratic Party to engage with it on pressing policy issues like Covid relief, voting rights, and climate change. That's an unhealthy state of affairs.
Here's excerpts from a Washington Post story, "GOP Rep. Kinzinger starts PAC to challenge party's embrace of Trump."