Its funny the progressions you go through as a political observer. My memory goes all the way back to Goldwater in ’64. The childlike impression you have of Democrats and Republicans. I’d started out associating Democrats with hippies and Republicans with guys in slacks who play golf. Its taken nearly 60 years to see clearly, to get the blinders off. Its not pretty. I think the internet has aided in this vision quest. Going around the mainstream media, the paid propagandists. I had started reading the Des Moines Register in 1973. Back then they had the remnants of integrity.
They did like a lot of papers back then and tried to have some balance. The Register the morning paper might have been left leaning, the Tribune the afternoon paper might have leaned right. I wasn’t old enough or wise enough to know what was really going on. But I do know there were more no-kidding journalists then and fewer partisan hacks. A lot of the news was just that, straight forward reporting. Opinions were on the opinion page. I realize now that I had let the left-wing media define what a Republican was. I realized what was happening, so 3 years ago I gave up the MSM. No papers, no liberal TV news.
Governor Robert D. Ray (a jingle goes through your head) was simply a Democrat who dressed nice, he weren’t no Republican. He was a RINO! Just like his heir apparent Braindead! Iowans let the stinking Des Moines Register define what a Republican was! Its absurd. Here’s another one, Charles Grassley. My God what a waste of plaid. We were/are so controlled. That’s why it was so impossible Trump got elected. For once the Republican Party/America told our betters to stick the predetermined candidate Jeb Bush up their ass, we were electing Donald John Trump thank you very much!
Finally we threw off the damn shackles. It really did come down to who controlled the information. It just hit me now, the Republican Party has always been an empty house. Its been a ‘strawman’ for the powers that be. Some place for people to go waste their time, like talk radio. A place for activists to go spin their wheels and shovel sand against the sea, but not to actually get anything done of course! It hit me last week like a ton of bricks. The Republicans do not pass landmark legislation. The 2018 midterms helped crystalize a lot of it. The Republicans wasted 2 years, and not just that, but their last chance.
They had all 3 branches of government and did nothing. Absolutely nothing. And with the continuing flood of illegals voting Democrat, its tipped. There ain’t no going back, America is over. Trump won Florida and that was the last time. Its gone Mexican now. The Republicans squandered their last chance and don’t even know it. Its not in their DNA to do anything. And its incredibly ironic, the very thing that made them extinct, the 1965 Immigration Act, was something they could have repealed. They could have repealed the “brown and drown” affect of that law, virtually all immigration coming from 3rd world nations. Import the 3rd world, become the 3rd world.
The law that actually did away with diversity in our immigration, and that is destroying our nation. People are so stupid they don’t even realize how out of whack things our. 80% of immigration comes from 2 countries, Mexico and China. That’s ridiculous. They don’t even know what chain migration and family unification is, or that is was codified into law in 1965. With 200 countries in the world the amount of people that should come from each country is .5%. Do you get that? Not 80% from 2.
They could have repealed the 1965 Immigration Act. To hear the lying media tell it, that wasn’t a chance because they “didn’t have 60 votes”. That’s a lie of course, the Constitution does not require the Senate to have 60 votes to do anything. That’s a Senate rule, not a Constitutional requirement. It slips out once in awhile when Senate Majority Leader McConnell talks about ‘going nuclear’. Norms are probably wondering, “What’s ‘going nuclear’ mean?” That simply means changing the Senate rule (which they can do at any time) that requires 60 votes for cloture or to end a ‘filibuster’, to simply 51 votes.
51 votes and it would have been off to the races in 2017 / 2018 when they had it all. They could have passed landmark legislation like nobody’s business. The reason they didn’t is for a couple of reasons. A.) They have no balls. And B.) Its not in their DNA, they have no experience in passing legislation. Think small, be small. And C.) That’s not their role in the ‘game’. They are the patsies, the dodge. The Democrats are where the power is and always has been. Supported 100% by media, academia and corporate America. The Establishment.
The Tea Party saw this in 2008. They didn’t go off and form their own party, they worked within the Republican Party to change things, and they were hated for it. They started primarying RINOs and throwing out the trash! They had the sense to know the Republican Party up to that point had been a lie. Eisenhower, Nixon, the Rockefeller Wing, all lies. Country Club RINOs. The GOP was a foil. The power base needed an ogre to point to and they didn’t have one, so they invented one, the Republican Party.
So what happened to the Tea Party? It got swallowed up of course. Before it happened though they had some grand and glorious victories! The most famous RINO they slew might have been House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in 2014. My gawd that was great. This all happened in 2010, 2012 and 2014. In a way the election of Trump was the culmination of their success. It was also the last hurrah. But anyway, Republicans could have revolutionized American politics, but were simply incapable. Here’s what they could have done, all with a proviso that prevented judicial review:
- Balanced budget amendment
- National heartbeat bill
- Universal right to carry
- Repeal of the 1965 Immigration Act
- End of farm subsidies
- End of corporate welfare
- Return of public land to private hands
- A universal global trade pact
- Abolishing the Department of Education
That’s 9 items without really trying. An amateur just spit balling off the top of his head. Imagine what they could have done? The future of America, the course of history hung in the balance those 2 years. And they punted. They choked. They could not see the future. They could not look beyond the next election. They let their petty squabbles and bickering prevent them from saving the country. They are now extinct and don’t even know it. The American people handed them the reigns. They gave them the chance. There are no excuses. They were always the empty vessel, now they’ve proven it.
[Earlier I wrote, “It really did come down to who controlled the information.” The internet brought forth the “information age”. That might be the key in all this. I suppose that’s why they make sure alternate platforms never takeoff. That way Facebook, Twitter and YouTube can choke the truth. Control what people hear. Information is power and they control it.]
When armies do it its called military deception. They did it a lot in WW II. They’d build plywood tank battalions. Fake airstrips and bombers. All to get the enemy to waste its time and energy destroying plywood. That’s what the Republican Party has been, fake. A waste of time. It gave real conservatives a place to go and expend their energy until they got swallowed up by the RINOs.