Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Left Republican Apocalypse Analysis

The Four Horsemen of the Republican Apocalypse - Bloomberg View:

I cover this one for a couple quick reasons:
  1. Again, we discuss the "demise of the Republican Party" ... we certainly did after Goldwater and after Nixon as well. The Republicans have been a minority party since FDR. I too believe that at some point "The Party" (D) may succeed in wiping out the minority opposition, but it will be due to first amendment issues -- "campaign finance", "coordination", "fairness doctrine" types of attacks as we have seen in Wisconsin, not who they nominate. 
  2. He points out that Trump is a "celebrity candidate" -- he doesn't mention that Arnold and Jessie both WON against all the pundits assuring us it could not happen. 
  3. He never mentions Republicans making lots of promises if they got both houses, and then disappointing tremendously. 
  4. The dream of Rubio was stillborn due to his "gang of eight" mistake. It may have simply been a rookie mistake, but it was a bad one, especially as he was snookered by Chuck Schumer who is well known as one of the most slithery of snakes in the leftist swamp. 
The theory that if "the right guys had got out quicker" Trump would have been prevented, is shaky at best. An "outsider" candidate was likely to win the R nomination this year because the party pissed off the base so badly. When the "establishment" tepidly embraced Cruz after WI it did more to enhance the appeal of Trump to the elements of the base energized in anger.

The people who have run the Republican Party into the ditch are John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney and John McCain. Trump is a symptom, not a cause!

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