Do Democrats Or Republicans REALLY Want To Elect The Next President?

Alphonse and GastonThe Democrats have obtained most of what they can expect from President Obama; his polls are drifting into George Bush territory. And frustratingly, they are for the moment at least, stuck with Hillary Clinton as heir-apparent-with-baggage. Given all the Obama scandals already known plus the ongoing gift (to the GOP) of Obamacare the GOP shouldn’t need the dissolution of Iraq and Russia’s Ukraine grab to prosper. All they need do, is put up a presentable candidate who can walk and talk at the same time to receive the 2016 handoff. But in their usual push to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, the Republicans are engaged in destroying whatever prospect raises his mug above the crowd. You’d think they feared success.

Their problem is really that, while the Dems, as official custodians of the Left, have abandoned religion, the obsolete Constitution and 19th Century Liberalism in general in favor of what amounts to updated Spartan collectivism that didn’t work then and hasn’t worked now either,(depending upon your definition of “worked”), the GOP has nothing of its own that it is willing to offer. Left- Progressivism has repeatedly worked to put its advocates into power; it just hasn’t delivered the promised goodies to the suckers who have fallen for it. Politically then, it has been generally successful, though repeatedly an economic failure.

Such success (geing elected) is all in politics, so the GOP has joined the Dems on the Left in pursuit of office. Except that a sizable chunk of GOP voters haven’t received the message and are still wedded to the old small government, low tax, individual rights shtick that the GOP leaders have declared (sotto voce) obsolete. These knuckle dragging GOP voters are the Teafolk. Without them, the Republicans can’t elect a President; with them, they can’t agree on a candidate. The Republicans are paying a price for all those years of claiming to be a party of principle.

While this is going on, the bureaucrats are stocking up on ammo and guns, looking to the day enough citizens realize that the Federal Government, the enforcer of the American rule of law, not of men, has become the major lawbreaker as presently illustrated in its push to import illegal aliens instead of excluding them per U.S. law.

The U.S. seems to be transitioning from a Constitutional Republic of laws, back to a state ruled rather than governed, by members of a ruling class and their sons and grandsons. And Americans generally seem happy with that. Whether they will remain so as the GDP shrinks, remains to be seen. We have been assured by both the governors and its media that the Q1 hitch in GDP is a mere fluke, a hiccup in the recovery. And you can keep your doctor …

Both parties are well aware that Republican President Herbert Hoover held that office early in the Great Depression … and that one result was decades of Democratic government. Perhaps, seeing what is coming in the economy, both parties will be just as well pleased to see their opponents in office when it hits …

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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