The Republican Party seems to be a bit shaky in the knees these days. They appear to be seemingly determined to trot out another impotent progressive or at least another Bush.
The party, along with the media and those whose puppets are the media, are losing control of their bowels at the seeming popularity of Donald Trump. The fact that he is leading the polls and the average Joe is responding to his departure from the “business as usual” Washington politics is only adding insult to injury.
The big concern has been to try and get him to contractually commit to NOT run as a third party candidate, if he is not chosen to be the Republican candidate.
Some believe since he has now signed such a document, he will be hamstrung as a contender. However, the threat of The Donald is a real and present danger to the Beltway. It is almost comical, the fear of a free thinker, who doesn’t need someone else’s money to win.
The Donald isn’t afraid to call out his opponents either. He let Jeb Bush have it in a tweet.
This article has it dead to rights. Neither Hillary nor Jeb want to bring up the names Bush or Clinton.
Why? Could it be that the United States is no monarchy and most people do not want another of either family in the White House?
The people do not want another “go along to get along” candidate. They want a leader who will do their very best to fulfill the wishes of those who sent them to office.
The people want solid protection against this administration’s created threat of ISIS.
ISIS was given a perfect opportunity to exist when the current administration decided to pull out of Iraq before the country was solidly on its feet, as the previous administration had promised. This administration managed to snatch defeat out of the mouth of victory, leading from behind as usual. To add insult to injury, this administration is giving a blank check to terrorist-loving Iran, without getting the Americans held there freed, regardless of their promises to the families here.
It seems the fact that the elected officials work for the people and not the other way around is a forgotten truth on the Beltway.
Why are the newly elected in the Republican Party and the Party itself ignoring the wishes of the people?
Putting a moderate progressive up against whoever the other party sets as their candidate will only guarantee a win for the Democrats.
Maybe that is the Republican Party’s real intention. They like to huff and puff, but deep down, they want to be Democrats, but haven’t the guts to show their true colors.
Boehner for sure is not one to blow anyone’s house down, even when he knows the issue is made of straw and victory is assured! He is busy being popular with the “cool side”. It is likened to perpetual middle school for him. He is another “wanna be Democrat”.
The Republican Party has failed to stand and deliver with the responsibility that the voters put upon them in the last election. They have done the grand sum of zero on matters that the people let them know were very critical issues to them.
Those Republicans who have tried to be true to their constituency, have faced retaliation from their peers. As mentioned above, supposed professionals who play High School jocks and cliques with the American People’s money and lives, instead of uniting to do the will of the people?
So far, both sides of the aisle have proven themselves to be milk toast in the face of real issues.
One side makes a big show of opposition and caves, the other side completely ignores serious issues while raising a hue and a cry about social issues that should really be State’s Rights dominion.
The two together are about as useful as a car with only three wheels. They are going nowhere, yet they are really enjoying the ride.
Perhaps a third party is being a necessity. How nice it would be if someone with the financial clout to back a new party would put the monkey on the back of the bi-partisan establishment.
What a gnashing of teeth and a wringing of hands that would bring the Old Guard and their minions.
The time has come for the American people to take back the political process that so many have fought and died to make possible. The time has come to think outside of the old, tired box!!!
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