Now that the dust has settled a bit over the wild and woolly GOP nomination process, it appears that the 'establishment Republicans' are on their way out: the new kids on the block are getting all the attention from the base.
We all know who the 'old guard' consists of: Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Reinz Preibus, and all of those other apparatchiks who make deals with Democrats in smoky rooms behind closed doors. You know, the folks who everybody of center right to hard right hates. Look at our last GOP vice presidential candidate, Paul Ryan: once he was elected Speaker of the House, the first thing he did was cram a 2 Trillion dollar budget down our throats, which was full of pork, corruption and funding for all things liberal (such as Planned Parenthood's malfeasance, Obamacare and other odious garbage that the base loathes). Some leadership. With this kind of GOP leadership, who needs an opposition party?
And now the Old Guard's best bet, Jeb Bush, just dropped out. The closest thing the establishment GOP has in the race now with any shot at the GOP nod is Marco Rubio. Recall, however, that only 5 short years ago, Marco Rubio won his senate seat DESPITE the establishment poobahs such as Karl Rove and his superpac backing the RINO Charlie Crist, Rubio's primary opponent, over someone they considered of distasteful Tea Party ilk such as Rubio.
Odds are now on the decidedly non-establishment types Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Both of these guys are hated, despised and loathed by the establishment, and if elected, they will usher in a new era of Republican leadership. No longer will the litmus tests be applied which are palatable to the establishment: requirements such as having absolutely no baggage whatsoever, be politically correct and respectful to all points of view. Even if those points of view are despicable and dangerous to the well being of Americans, views that are held by most on the left.
It appears if Trump is the guy, political correctness may be a passing fad, thank God. If you ask me (and nobody ever does), this new management is certainly not your father's GOP. I think I like it.
On the road... - YeeHaw, leaving early Thursday to make the 8 hour drive up to MySean's for the wedding Saturday. I've filled up with fuel, had the Rav serviced, and loaded...
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