Seriously. Being a Democrat is hard. We have to stand for things and mean it, and our voters hold us to what we say.
How much easier it is to be a Republican. Just think about it. You don’t have to stand for anything.
You can say you’re against huge deficits, and then once elected, create deficits higher than any Democrat.
You can scream that “Blue Lives Matter” but look the other way as your own supporters brutally attack cops.
You can claim to love America while waving a Confederate flag.
You can talk about how a Democratic president shouldn’t be allowed to name a Supreme Court justice in an election year and then rush your own nominee through while voting has already begun.
You can be completely in favor of mail-in voting until you realize more Democrats use it than Republicans, and then you can be completely against it.
You can talk about how important the filibuster rule is and then you can ignore it when you’re in charge and want something passed.
You can claim to be the party of “family values” while supporting politicians who cheat on their wives and pay porn stars for sex.
You can support an employment-based health care program until a Democrat proposes it, and then you can be completely against it.
You can refuse to support a bill setting up a bipartisan committee to investigate the January 6th insurrection and then when Democrats do it anyway without you, you can criticize them for not being bipartisan.
You can talk about how you need to get government off the backs of Americans while at the same time telling people who they can and can’t marry and what they can do with their own bodies.
There are many more examples, of course. These are just off the top of my head. (Feel free to add your own in the comments.)
Life would be so much easier if I were a Republican. I’d never have to worry about anything I said, because I could do the exact opposite the next minute and other Republicans would have no problem with me doing that.
They have it so easy!