A litmus test helps smoke out the political fakes and impostors. More Republican politicians claim to be conservative than really are, and litmus tests separate the wheat from the chaff. Thankfully, Donald Trump saw the need for this litmus test and stepped in to fill the gap. He issued a proclamation that should become the new standard against which Republican candidates are measured. He declared, “The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!”
Trump’s standard is the perfect way to determine which Republicans are and are not truly for We the People. Leftists have figured out how to steal elections by harvesting mail-in ballots, as happened in the last presidential election and then again in the special Georgia U.S. Senate runoff elections. Republicans who deny this are not worth supporting, because they will not rein in this fraud as it worsens. Those who try to dismiss concerns about election fraud are ignoring mountains of red flags warranting further investigation.
Thankfully, America did not have to wait long to see the new Trump litmus test put into action. A Never-Trumper with big-name support ran in the congressional primary in Texas for an open seat previously held by a Republican. Michael Wood is a charismatic former Marine and two-time recipient of a Purple Heart. By any traditional standard, he seemed like a can’t-lose candidate.
Nevertheless, he finished a distant 9th in the race, garnering only 3% of the vote. Among his supporters were Never-Trumper Liz Cheney (R-WY), who donated to his campaign. Michael Wood openly campaigned against Donald Trump, and that guaranteed his defeat as it should. The winner won with Trump’s endorsement, of course.
The cautionary tale of Michael Wood is one that should be heeded by would-be candidates everywhere. If you call yourself a conservative in one breath and defend the Big Lie in the next, you are sealing your own political fate. We need courageous conservatives who are willing to take a stand for election integrity in their districts and on Capitol Hill.