The Republican Party, as I have described ad nauseum either here or elsewhere since the spring, is on its deathbed, soon to go the way of the Whigs. Perhaps the most widely read was a piece published by The PolitiChicks August 7, 2015, titled “Have Republicans Gone the Way of the Whigs?” where I first asked rhetorically and seemingly, prophetically, given today’s revelations, if this was it.
But what of the Republican National Committee? Where now do they stand? I find myself asking, or echoing the great 1960’s rock/folk singer Dion regarding the party of Lincoln.
Anybody here, seen my old friend Abraham –
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lot of people, but it seems the good die young
But I just looked around and he’s gone.
The GOP is another sock puppet of Jacobins: filthy rich off Dow Jones, herding hated Mr. Jones’ beasts of England across the Manor Farm. Conservatives must be prepared to ask, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” while waiting for Godot, who will unfortunately never arrive.
Reince Priebus’ Romanovian arrogance is an indicator the establishment’s narcissism yields no intention to support its conservative majority, which it labels more radical than ISIS. The party now engages in Machtpolitik which in the aftermath of Thad Cochran’s senatorial primary, may have led to the ostensible murder of Mississippi Tea Party official Mark Mayfield.
The Tea Party must jump ship or sink. The will of the American people is being denied through corrupt bargains and “blood money”. Last December, Jeb Bush declared the party must reject its conservative principles, to lose the primary in order to win the general election. Yet in the zeitgeist of more damnable actions by the establishment, the Bush heir apparent as CEO of the family political machine is comparatively benign.
Now Ted Cruz feels Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s wrath for daring again to stare down his cowardly eyes. Rep. Bill Paschall (D-NJ) stated before the Tea Party’s attempted coup d’etat of John Boehner in January, “In terms of the institution, I would rather have John Boehner as the Speaker than some of these characters who came here thinking that they’re going to change the world.”
Karl Rove got his wish in his declaration last fall in California it would be best to run neoconservative Neel Kashkari for governor and lose to Moonbeam (Jerry Brown) than win with the Tea Party’s Tim Donnelly. Mr. Rove supports repealing the Second Amendment in the wake of the Charleston shootings. He was unconvincing just two days later when claiming to be misinterpreted.
On July 13, I published “If ‘Jeb!’ is Right About ‘The Donald’, My Party Just Took a Wrong Left Turn” in Intellectual Conservative where in summarizing Bush’s feud with Trump,
“If Jeb Bush is willing to ‘outwork’ his competition, he better pray the least among his strategies will include counting “hanging chads”. As for Sen. Graham? Pssh! Please don’t force me to laugh! And if ‘Jeb!’ is right about ‘The Donald’, the Right has taken its final wrong turn Left. And I don’t want to be on the Right if the party turned hard Left, should one consider ‘The Donald’ has grown more conservative since funding Democrats hundreds of thousands of dollars a decade ago.'”
If the GOP finally implodes, it will be richly deserved. I no longer consider myself a Republican, but rather a paleoconservative in the fashion of William F. Buckley, Russell Kirk, Barry Goldwater, Pat Buchanan, and Ronald Reagan. America today is as Jimmy Carter observed just months ago, “no longer a functioning democracy”. Rather, it is ruled by an oligarchy serving as a front for a wealthy, shadow society of plutocrats playing Russian roulette with the lives of ordinary people, liquidating those no longer constructive to their agenda.
The Doctor to Leave the Terminally Sick GOP
Yesterday, Donald Trump alleged he remains open to run as an Independent, which was met this morning by a secret gathering of GOP elites (Reince Priebus and Sen. Mitch McConnell) planning to hijack the nomination in order to run a candidate they find acceptable — which almost certainly would not include Ted Cruz and Ben Carson given their equal hostility towards the Tea Party
Today however, two major reports emerged involving Trump, Cruz, and Carson. The central theme is clear — the GOP is now on life support. And at this point, it is determined it will willingly pull its own plug to prevent actual conservatives (or Trump, a bird entirely of a different color feather) from running.
In citing IJ Review, the news of the GOP’s plan to topple any Trump nomination was followed by this response by Dr. Carson threatening to leave the party to pursue his own independent run amid Trump’s continued popularity in the following statement.
“If this was the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace it with the will of the political elite, I assure you Donald Trump will not be the only one leaving the party.”
— Dr. Ben Carson
Issuing his statement in response to a Washington Post report in the aftermath Trump’s continual toying with “the idea of an independent run himself,” Dr. Carson did not leave his remarks with merely that subtle hint.
“I am prepared to lose fair and square, as I am sure is Donald. But I will not sit by and watch a theft. I intend on being the nominee. If I am not, the winner will have my support.”
Carson’s comments arrived just days after he told CNN a third-party run by Trump “would not be necessary… if the people chose him.” But this is not the most intriguing storyline given the political marriage of convenience between Trump and Ted Cruz appears to have run its course in the aftermath of Trump’s threat to attack Cruz just weeks ago upon his sudden, dramatic rise in the Iowa polls.
“The Donald” Strikes Back Against Ted Cruz — With the Fate of the GOP and Tea Party in the Crossfires
Ted Cruz issued his first major criticism of Trump according to The New York Times, who reported the junior senator from Texas, tied for second in the RealClearPolitics average of presidential polls, in private while attending a private fundraiser Wednesday in New York City.
In claiming he both likes and respects Trump and Dr. Carson, he remains unconvinced “either one of them is going to be our president.” He then added,
“You look at Paris, you look at San Bernardino, it’s given a seriousness to this race, that people are looking for: Who is prepared to be a commander in chief? Who understands the threats we face?
“Who am I comfortable having their finger on the button? Now that’s a question of strength, but it’s also a question of judgment. And I think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of them.”
Cruz continued however remaining complimentary publicly about Trump. But then his campaign spokesman, Rick Tyler, informed the Times that “Judgment is a question for all candidates for president of the United States. That is the point Cruz was making.” As Cruz privately questioned whether Trump and Carson are “prepared” for the presidency, Trump did not wait long. Just today, “The Donald” struck back with what IJ Review characterized as a “fun” message at Sen. Cruz.
Then Trump issued the following challenge to Cruz for privately alleging Trump “unqualified” to assume the presidency.
But Sen. Cruz, in the tradition of Ronald Reagan, deflected Trump’s tweets as both bluster and a bone over which the GOP establishment would use against him.
While Hot Air called Cruz’s reaction as his predictable “grovel… obsequious even for Cruz,” it also placed the rhetorical inquiry “What if conservatism’s only hope is him and Trump in a cage match? Worth doing then, or can conservatism be risked in the name of taking down ‘the establishment’?”
Olivia Nuzzi of The Daily Beast at least tweeted comically of some bizarre hidden paraphilic kick to such an event.
For my part though, I suggest that Allah Pundit ask “Jeb!” that very question about the GOP and the state of conservatism. Because if Jeb is now “right,” I will happily turn “a third way.”