The Revolt Of The Republican Party
From Tammy Swofford:
You cannot save what is already lost. You cannot lead if nobody follows. Such is the plight of the Republican Party. The rank and file membership is hurtling towards full-throttled revolt. Only God is in the category of “What was, and is, and is to come”. We were less enamored with George W. Bush during his second term. We consider President Obama a bumbling disaster, but for different reasons.
It is a verifiable fact that the American constituency has lost control of both parties. And with a prior vague understanding of how this has happened, the current race has crystallized vision within our intellectual battle space.
The political malaise which I have felt and which many others expressed dates back to 2007. It somewhat feels like America’s strong red meat which dutifully showed up at the polls was quickly reduced to an unrecognizable sausage product within days of our elected candidate touching down in Washington.
We were ground up in “the machine”. All of us, collectively. Resentment bred anger, and anger is now on wheels: Humvee wheels. With a wink and a nod, the Republicans offered up their candidate for eight years.
The Democrats waited their turn and then slid their own political darling into the White House for the following two-term cycle. This process has a predictability which carries a whiff of offal.
Now when either party “wins”, both parties “win”. The President of the United States is a figurehead and proxy for political power. That power is wielded by Congress. The rest of us are the peasants beyond the moat. And the moat is stocked with Super PAC alligators.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.