10 reasons the Republican Party is now a cult

Members of the GOP are bowing to a dictator rather than supporting a President.

10 reasons the Republican Party is now a cult

Republican Joe Walsh was on CNN on Friday morning February 7 encouraging fellow members of the GOP to oust Donald Trump because he is a dictator and ho wants to be king. Walsh said his party had become the cult of Trump, a sentiment that many Democrats have been saying for a while. Walsh said in September that his fellow Republicans are no longer about ideals but only care about washing the feet of their leader. There are many attributes of cult leaders and their followers and here we will look at 10 that seem to indicate Joe Walsh May be correct.

1. King syndrome

Consider these words from the song I just can’t wait to be king from The lion king:

I'm gonna be a mighty king

So enemies beware

I'm gonna be the main event

Like no king was before

I'm brushing up on looking down

I'm working on my roar

Oh, I just can't wait to be king

No one saying, "do this"

No one saying, "be there"

No one saying, "stop that"

No one saying, "see here"

Free to run around all day

Free to do it all my

Kings don't need advice

From little horn-bills for a start

Everybody look left everybody look right

Everywhere you look I'm in the spotlight

Donald Trump loves the spotlight and continues to conduct himself as a monarch and no one can tell him anything. He also does not listen to sound advise.

2. Dictator, my way or he highway

Cult leaders get rid of those who don’t agree with their agenda. Donald Trump continues to fire those who oppose him and has surrounded himself with yes men and women.

3. Ruling with fear

Cult leaders do subtle things to instill fear. There are churches where pastors call people out from the pulpit and embarrass them. Donald Trump uses twitter as his bully pulpit to keep his subjects in line.

4. Desire for absolute loyalty

Cult leaders make everything seem as if it is them against the world and use the conquer and divide method. Trump makes everything partisan and the Democrats are always the enemy.

5. Extreme focus on self you need me syndrome

Most cult leaders have narcissistic personalities. Donald Trump turns every single situation into an opportunity too brag on himself. He opposes all critical thinking and keeps all conversation revolving around himself.

7.Raising the bar on immorality

Cult leaders often push things as far as they can go. It could be demanding sex with women who are not their wives, arranging marriages or separating families. Donald Trump uses profanity and disrespects anyone who does not agree with him. Many Americans were shocked at his language during the State if the Union Address and the annual prayer breakfast. He displays his worst behavior and cares not that it is wrong and offensive.

8. Blind loyalty in following the leader

One of the saddest signs of a cult is that the members give blind allegiance to their leader. Republicans clapped as Trump cursed in every sentence and disrespected Mitt Romney during the State of the Union address. They smiled and nodded in agreement as he disrupted a prayer breakfast by calling his enemies names. Americans who agree with Trump repeat his rhetoric and turn on family and friends to support this tyrant. People get cursed at, deleted and blocked on Facebook for simply giving their personal opinion if they disagree with number 45.

In the Disney cartoon Peter Pan the lost boys sang the following lyrics.Following the leader, the leader, the leader, Following the leader wherever he may go. We're off to chase the Indians because he told us so. Sadly many Republicans are doing and saying whatever Trump demands without question.

Practically every social media post I have read in support of Donald Trump has the same wording as if number 45’s followers are reading a script. The same happens when GOP leaders are on CNN. It’s as if they have been brainwashed and they all become agitated with those who don’t support the current commander in chief.

9. Cut off all who disagree

People who belong to cults often hear that they should not associate with those who don’t agree with their views. I’ve witnessed family members turning in each other because the Republicans cannot seem to tolerate anything said against Donald Trump.

10. Fear

The biggest sign of a cult is fear. The Republicans seem to be more afraid of Donald Trump than they are of the God they say they serve. Mitt Romney broke ranks with the GOP because he said he had to answer to a higher power. Those supporting Trump seem to have made him their higher power and are willing to lose all to stand by him. Adult men and women are being led astray by a corrupt leader and are afraid to stand up to him. Even the warning of former veteran news anchor Dan Rather was not heeded.

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Cheryl E Preston
Cheryl E Preston
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Cheryl is a poet, freelance writer, published author and former newspaper columnist. She enjoys writing online about current events, natural cures and all things related to baby boomers. Tips are greatly appreciated.

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