Saturday, February 27, 2016
in flagrante delicto
According to Politico, there is a quiet move by the GOP powers that be to mount a 3rd party candidacy by someone more acceptable to them if Donald Trump is successful in his bid to capture the party's nomination for president. They have been caught in the act of plotting their own defeat and dooming us to four years of coughing fits, prevarication and criminal acts by HRC.
Conservative donors have engaged a major GOP consulting firm in Florida to research the feasibility of mounting a late, independent run for president amid growing fears that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination.
A memo prepared for the group zeroes in on ballot access as a looming obstacle for any independent candidate, along with actually identifying a viable, widely known contender and coalescing financial support for that person. The two states with the earliest deadlines for independent candidates, Texas and North Carolina, also have some of the highest hurdles for independents to get on the ballot, according to the research.
These people just do not get it. In USA Today Glenn Reynolds sums up why it is that people are opting for a ballot box revolution rather than the status quo in both America and the United Kingdom (which is considering an exit from the European Union).
In America, Donald Trump — who many of the experts thought had no chance — is dominating the polls. In Britain, meanwhile, much of the public seems to be mobilizing in favor of exiting the troubled European Union — a British Exit, or Brexit.
Writing in The Spectator, Brendan O’Neill puts this down to a class revolt on both sides of the Atlantic. And he’s right as far as he goes, but I think there’s more than just a class revolt. I think there’s also a developing preference cascade. O’Neill writes: “In both Middle America and Middle England, among both rednecks and chavs, voters who have had more than they can stomach of being patronised, nudged, nagged and basically treated as diseased bodies to be corrected rather than lively minds to be engaged are now putting their hope into a different kind of politics. And the entitled Third Way brigade, schooled to rule, believing themselves possessed of a technocratic expertise that trumps the little people’s vulgar political convictions, are not happy. Not one bit.”
Well, that’s certainly true. Both America and Britain have developed a ruling class that is increasingly insular and removed from — and contemptuous of — the people it deigns to rule. The ruled are now returning the contempt.
Those that would rule need to know that we are sick to death of politicians that think they know better than we who elected them. We are sick to death of them catering to minorities and immigrants and the companies and businesses that hire them. We are tired of artificially low wages that are brought down by cheap labor. We want our jobs back that have been exported to China, India and Mexico. And we want America to be ours. Close the borders. Deport border jumpers. Allow only legal immigration. No amnesty please. No more anchor babies. No more religious extremists from the middle east. Bar them. Load up cattle cars and airplanes and send them back to where they came from. There is a legal process that millions have used to enter the US and eventually become citizens. This should be the only way anyone emigrates to our land.
Those who immigrated here legally are furious at the current situation. Donald Trump is collecting their votes along with millions of white Democrats and Republicans. It is time for a change. I am ready for a bit of craziness if it will make the powers that be sit up and take notice. We will not be controlled and if you try to mess this up, you will have the extremists pouring out of the woodwork to bring you down.
As a Libertarian, I really am not all that fond of any of the candidates. I had a passing fancy for Ted Cruz, but I got over it. I thought that Marco Rubio might upset the Trump apple cart, but that has not happened. I know it's early yet, but I have yet to see an obstacle that Donald Trump could not move out of his way.
I am willing to jump on this bandwagon just to see the feces hit the oscillating wind device.
Mr Trump is not a Ronald Reagan conservative. He is not a JFK type Democrat. He is, above all else, a pragmatic populist. Neither liberal or conservative, he wants to do what works for the most Americans possible. After all, we are the ones that pay the bills. If we can get him elected, then maybe we can get rid of the Paul Ryan's and Harry Reid's of this world too. Mitch Mc Connel and Nancy Pelosi also need to go home. I have had it with their imperial attitudes and their willingness to destroy our union to empower themselves. Let these technocrats move on to something productive or maybe...maybe, they should just retire.
Let the Trumpening begin.