Suspending reality and "owning the libs" seems to be the only thing that counts as Republicans prepare for the 2022 mid-term elections.
One Republican strategist, David Kochel, summed the situation up in a recent interview; "It's a contest about who can trigger the media and Democrats the most."
Trump-style pugilism is currently popular among some conservative voters. In order to win seats in Congress the GOP is openly espousing racism, conspiracy theories, and the Big Lie.
But what does the majority of conservative voters really want?
The current strategy to do battle with the left, preferably in viral-video snippets, is more compelling to activists than amassing a record of achievement or painstakingly building coalitions.
At the end of the day we're talking about a vocal - yet powerful cabal - of conservatives willing to be cult followers.
There wasn't enough supplicants to re-elect Trump in 2020, and despite increasing polarization, there's not enough die-hards to sweep the 2022 mid-terms.
Those same die-hards turned out in droves when Trump held rallies last year, but their enthusiasm wasn't enough.
For Trump followers however those massive rallies proved Trump must have won, and he was cheated at the polls.
Which led to the Stop the Steal propaganda and eventually a coup attempt by orange Kool aid drinkers steeped in the Trump Universe.
Alternate reality GOP lawmakers are back with a vengeance, using the same loser playbook. Lie. Whine. Lie.
Will history repeat itself for Democrats allowing them to hold onto the majority in Congress?
If they do, it'll probably be thanks to the cranks among the reality-denying Republicans.