Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"For those of us who are repulsed by politicians, political parties, and the odious political process, it’s quite entertaining to watch...."

The Merciful End of the Corrupt GOP?

By Robert Ringer

The Republican Party appears to be thrashing about like a wild beast in the final stages of its death throes. For those of us who are repulsed by politicians, political parties, and the odious political process, it’s quite entertaining to watch.

(Before proceeding, it’s important to point out that what people think of as the Republican Party is really just a wing of what I have been referring to since 1979 as the Demopublican Party — an oligarchy with two wings, the Democratic wing that sets the agenda and the Republican wing whose main function is to help implement that agenda.)

Of course, such a fraud would not be possible were it not for the fact that our rulers put a great deal of time and effort into providing great theater that diverts the public’s attention from the truth. And the most important aspect of this theater is that the two factions of the Demopublican oligarchy gratuitously pretend to be at odds with one another.

But make no mistake about it — all members in both wings of the party fully understand the importance of the theater aspect of the political game, never losing sight of the fact that their overarching, joint objective is to stay in power. Everything else about the game is secondary. The unspoken understanding among Demopublicans is, “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. And if you refuse to play the game, you can be sure that you won’t be around long.”

Nevertheless, the Republican wing of the party has been dying a slow death since the end of the Calvin Coolidge era. Coolidge was the last great U.S. president, a fervent believer that the government’s role was to stay the hell out of the way, hence his slogan: “The business of America is a business.”

But when Coolidge handed the freedom baton to Herbert Hoover, the downward spiral began. Hoover was the George W. Bush of his time, offering little resistance to the big spenders in the Democratic wing of the party and paving the way for Franklin D. Roosevelt, the first president to fundamentally change America.

Like the stock market, there have been a few upticks here and there, most notably under Ronald Reagan, but the long-term trend line for America has been downward. And since the first anti-American president appeared on the scene in 2009, members of the Republican wing of the Demopublican Party have not even made a pretense of opposing policies that are specifically intended to collapse the economy.

As a result, everything has been going along just fine for the anti-American crowd for seven years, with the Demopublicans moving ever closer to fascist control of the populace. Then, suddenly, from out of nowhere that damn Donald Trump came along and started threatening to burst the Beltway bubble. Of course, the establishment didn’t take him seriously at first, which is likely to go down in history as their Waterloo mistake.

Like Napoleon, they were breathtakingly arrogant and, as a result, completely miscalculated the strength of their sworn enemy — the American people. Now that Republicans realize they made a terrible mistake in mocking and dismissing the chosen leader of the masses, The Donald, they have become increasingly frantic.

It’s become a real-life version of Road Runner (Trump) and Wile E. Coyote (establishment Republicans). Every time the latter thinks they’ve convinced Republican voters that Trump is a fraud, a phony, and/or an unknowledgeable fool, they wake up in the middle of the night to the haunting sounds of “Beep! Beep!”

I’m hoping that Trump’s great contribution to America will be the official end of the pompous Republican wing of the Demopublican Party — the wing that has brought us such frauds as Recreant Romney, Mush McCain, Mooch McConnell, and, more recently, Robo Rubio. Make no mistake about it, the power brokers behind the scenes are still determined to maintain the status quo, but there’s a good chance that their long-running scam is finally coming to an end — and here’s why:

If Trump reaches the magic 1,237 number, Republican loyalists will have to decide whether to (1) swallow their pride and support him, (2) support the Democratic candidate (most likely Joe Biden or Che Bernie), or (3) start a third party. In either of the first two cases, the Republican wing of the party will officially morph into an anti-establishment Trump wing, and the old way of doing business could be history.

On the other hand, if the establishment forms a third party, they will get crushed in the general election, and the establishment fools who took the plunge would no longer be welcome in the Republican wing of the party. The “Republican Party” might keep its name, but it would be a very different kind of operation. Can you imagine having your own party stolen from you as a result of your own arrogance and ignorance? Is it possible that it’s a just world after all?

I should add that there is one other possible scenario, one in which Trump might get only about 1,000 delegates and the shameless establishment would hand the nomination to a proven loser like MittMan. Trump and his followers would then almost certainly form their own third party, and you can be absolutely certain that they would annihilate the establishment Republicans in the presidential election. In fact, I believe a Trump-led third party would very likely beat the Democrats as well.

Regardless of the scenario, it’s a mischaracterization to say that Trump may cause the so-called Republican Party to fracture. A more accurate assessment would be that the party (or, at least, the Republican wing of the party) would cease to exist! The nastiness, slimy tactics, and fraud of party loyalists would be (actually already is) so transparent that the party would be laid to rest alongside the long-forgotten Whig Party.

That said, let’s hope that Little Marco and Lyin’ Ted keep up their sleazy remarks, because the more they foam at the mouth, the more likely it is that DT will reach the 1,237 mark and the Republican wing of the Demopublican Party can then peacefully morph into a newer, more palatable version of itself.

What’s that you say? A Trump-led Republican Party might end up being worse? That’s certainly possible, but it would be pretty hard to accomplish such a feat given that the current party is guided by a collection of some of the biggest fools and frauds on the planet. In any event, life is full of risks, so why not give it a try before it’s too late? And keep in mind that right now millions of people are in a risk-taking mood.


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