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article imageOp-Ed: GOP vs. the proletariat masses

By Gar Swaffar     Apr 20, 2016 in Politics
New York - If the GOP throws its supporters under the bus, who will remain to elect its members to office?
If the GOP is splintering, who will pick up the pieces?
The GOP has drawn the lines rather sharply in the past couple months between its own desires for an Establishment Candidate for President of the United States (POTUS) and the choices made by the voters across the nation.
The Establishment GOP Power Brokers chose Jeb Bush first, then noticing he was going down in flames, the Establishment types tied their wagon to Marco Rubio as a “newer, fresher face" — one that wasn’t as mind numbingly boring as Jeb The Shrub.
Oopsy, Marco went down in flames also when he was outed as just another Establishment sycophant. Now the GOP is stuck with two candidates, neither of which is preferred by Establishment power brokers, nor by the New American Aristocracy (Congressional members).
The first candidate of choice was Donald Trump vs. Ted Cruz, since Donald Trump seemed to be barking mad and with little chance to gain any traction. That however didn’t work out very well when Trump began showing up and talking about the issues the average American blue collar worker is most worried about.
At that point, when the GOP realized the Proletariat had again thrown a monkey wrench into the anointing of a candidate, John Kasich, who would be infinitely malleable to their need for holding onto the reins of power and prestige, the GOP shifted again into crisis mode and started bolstering Ted Cruz.
The apparent hope of the GOP is to get Cruz to a point where he could make a legitimate run for the GOP nomination, and sideline Donald Trump. With the GOP New American Aristocracy fully aware that Ted Cruz would stand little chance against a Hillary Clinton nomination, the fix appeared to be in and working well, until New York.
Despite the obvious success Donald Trump had been able to put together in states where the primaries or caucuses were open to all who wanted to vote for the Republican ticket, the GOP still had its head in the sand, doubtlessly laughing over cocktails and cigars about what a fine group of Power Brokers it had shown itself to be. Then again, New York happened and the laughing turns to chagrin and angst over the results.
Today, the day after the New York primary elections, the Conservative Talk Show hosts have been lauding the success of Donald Trump. Rush Limbaugh had much to say in support of both Trump and Cruz, but appeared to draw a distinction between the ability of Ted Cruz to snatch the nomination away from Trump at this point. Sean Hannity even got into a bit of a tiff with Ted Cruz yesterday when Cruz chose to run out his typical talking points instead of answering a direct question posed by Hannity regarding the issue of 'second ballot" delegate strategy.
While the Millennials in large part shunned the entire Republican ticket, nearly every other demographic in the exit polling from the New York Times showed a huge favoritism of the voters for Donald Trump.
The Talking Heads of the various news organizations have been showing a tendency toward giving the benefit of Home State advantage to Trump, and the Cruz campaign suggests that was the only reason Donald Trump was so heavily favored in what is not really a Conservative political bastion.
The GOP appears ultimately to be resigned to throwing the election and moving on with business as usual under a Clinton presidency rather than actually accept the change in attitude of the American Electorate. Mitch McConnell, as reported at the New York Post, refused to disavow making a private comment to his fellow New American Aristocracy members that he would vote for Hillary Clinton if Trump was the eventual Republican nominee.
The GOP vs the Proletariat masses has gotten nearly to a point of no-return. It could easily be that even if Donald Trump, first is able to overcome the resistance to his nomination, then secondly win the general election in November, that the GOP will be dead-in-the-water. The process may leave such a scar not only on how Donald Trump views the GOP, but also on how the American electorate views the GOP.
Abraham Lincoln left the Whigs because the Whigs had lost their moral compass and stood for nothing Lincoln wanted to be associated with.
The Whig Party to which he had always been dedicated was dying. By 1854, a new party, the Republicans, was taking its place. Comprised of old Whigs, disaffected Democrats and members of the Native American Party (“Know-Nothings”), its unifying theme was opposition to the institution of slavery. In 1856, Lincoln joined the new party.
At a time in the history of this nation when the differences between the Whigs and most Democrats were sufficiently blurred to allow the Whigs to support slavery along with many of the Democrats, Abraham Lincoln stood for something else, freedom for all men and women.
Not to be misunderstood here, I am not suggesting that Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump are analogous in every sense of the word. I suggest simply that the GOP Elitist New American Aristocracy may have an inkling that Trump would rather run not as a Republican, but as a candidate in a new political party. It may simply be time to allow the GOP to die a natural political death, and to start again.
Perhaps the America First Party?
Which begs the question: Will the Democrats see the light also? Do they understand how out of touch they've become with the average American Democrat who would rather cross over to vote for Donald Trump instead of placing another Clinton in the White House?
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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