The lovely Mrs. Gammons and I are acquainted (not closely) with one of our state legislators. She's a Republican representing an area northwest of Columbus. She and her husband are fine people, good company in social settings. Legislatively, she's not a rabid right-winger -- she focuses on small, local issues with guaranteed bipartisan support, which is fine. Still, it's obvious she has drunk deeply from the Kool-Aid bucket of conservative orthodoxy.
She's a birther, once telling us how embarrassed we'd all be when it would inevitably be proved that President Obama was not a "real" American. And on her Facebook page (Mrs. Gammons is her FB buddy, not I), she poses proudly with a pink rifle, given to her by the NRA for her unwavering support.
Recently, she posted this on her Facebook page:
"For the record:
I am a Republican. I vote Republican."
I guess that's her way of telling us that she's a Party Girl, always loyal to her party no matter what.
The question is, especially these days: What the hell does that mean?
- Does her loyalty mean she supports all her party's candidates, including the deplorable Donald Trump? Does it mean she is voting for Trump?
- Or does it mean she defines herself as a "real" Republican, an old-school never-Trump Republican?