I am trying to stay away from politics on this blog, because I feel like I am beating the same horse to death – over and over and over. But, sometimes I just can’t ignore the blatant facts when they seem to fall into line to form an obvious conclusion.
As far back as I can remember, since
the Republican Party has always existed to pass preferential legislation to
benefit the wealthiest individuals and largest corporations. Since the time of Regan the party has
stayed in office by manipulating the fundamentalist Christians and least
informed in our society. They have
exploited racism, religious bigotry, and the red neck mentality to sustain a
reliable voting block that they could count on, without actually having to
represent them when elected to office. Their
cry has always been divisive; they use patriotism, the troops, gays, God, guns
and people not like us as their firebrand catalyst to inflame this constituency
and heard them to the voting booths.
Two years ago Republican think tanks found they could mobilize this “base” of their party to visibly disrupt Democratic town meetings and reelection campaigns. Many Republican Congress persons actually aligned themselves with the movement (Tea-Party) and encourage near-violent dissent.
The Republican’s aim was never to placate this base, but to use them to gain seats in the Congress and Senate and eventually take over the Presidency, in order to pass legislation to further benefit the wealthiest individuals and largest corporations, and with the aim of creating a Republican dynasty.
The 2010 election, where Tea-Party members defeated the Republican National Convention’s choices for election, set the rank and file Republican hierarchy back on their heals – and they are yet to recover.
The Tea-Party took on a life of its own; financed and choreographed by wealthy individuals looking for a coup and take over of the Republican Party.
The Republican Party has always placed partisan politics above concern for the people’s welfare, and they have governed by cementing a disciplined caucus. Now, with Tea-Party Republicans in office they have lost that cohesiveness.
They have definitely created a Political Frankenstein Monster that they have no idea how to control. It is a new era for the Republican rank and file; and we have yet to find out if the inmates will run the asylum.
A butterfly flaps its wings in South America....