Thursday, March 3, 2016

TRANSMOGRIFICATION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY






The traditional leaders of the Republican Party seem in denial that Donald Trump is destine to be their Presidential Candidate.  

A number of Republican leaders appeared on the Morning Joe show on MSNBC yesterday morning.  They were all marveling that their base seems to be willing to support a racist, radical loudmouth in deference to their chosen standard-bearer.

Theirs in not only denial but hypocrisy in refusing to realize that they have created this situation.   

They stated categorically that Trump should be condemned for his bombastic personal attacks and his refusal to distance himself from groups like the KKK, stating that these groups do not represent the Republican Party.



But for years the Republican Party has covertly courted wingnut groups that the mainstream dismissed; until now their base totally consist of  white southern racist, militant discontents, religious extremist and people on the lower side of the IQ curve.   




For decades the movers and shakers of the Party were able to manipulate these groups with lip service, and depend on their support when it was time to vote. They have fed   them scraps, but now marvel that these minions have taken over the dinner table.  

History bares these claims out:

The Republican Party became the party of southern racist beginning in 1948 when southern Democrats walked out of the Democratic Convention to protest the Party Plank of civil rights.  




These disenfranchised southern racist, over the following decade, matriculated to the Republican party.

The Republican hierarchy found they could keep a radical base in line by giving small concessions to religious bigotry, opposition to gun control, opposing civil liberties for minorities and supporting states’ rights.    In return the base would ignore the real object of the party which is to divert wealth to the rich and powerful.


(George Carlin said: “Show me the people who control the money, the land and the weapons and I’ll show you the people in charge.”





The dissolution of the Republican Party began in 2008 when the first black President was elected and the Koch brothers and other powerful groups decided to create the Tea Party.    By encouraging, enlisting and busing members of their less educated, racist and extremist base to venues publicly protesting the President,  and to to town hall meetings in order to disrupt Democratic Senators and Congresspersons vying for reelection, the Tea Party was given a spotlight and a platform to be seen and heard.



 
This seemed like a good idea at the time and was completely in line with other dirty tricks that Republicans have used to manipulate voters and election over the years. 

But, when racial hatred publicly reared its ugly face with the Tea Party, Republican leaders chose to look the other way.




What the Party leaders didn’t understand is they would not be able to put the genie back in the bottle when it had served their purpose.

The Republicans are inheriting the wind of a storm they created.  They can’t stop Trump now; but this could have been completely avoided had they vocally ridiculed Trump when he first came on the scene with his Birther claims.   Instead they fanned the flames by not addressing his absurdities; and now the feral base has found its savior and coup of the Republican Party is at hand.  






The inmates are in charge of the asylum and no one can predict where this will lead.

We are witnessing the transmogrification of the Republican Party.




At my age I have more important things to ponder over, but the outcome will be interesting.
the Ol'Buzzard










11 comments:

  1. You're absolutely right, Ol' Buzzard. It's all coming back to bite them in the ass now.

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    1. Sadly it might bite us all in the ass.

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  2. The party may have been throwing the base scraps of red meat, Trump throws them a whole side of beef!!

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  3. The party may have been throwing the base scraps of red meat, Trump throws them a whole side of beef!!

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  4. I wrote a post 2 years ago that wasn't half as good as this one and I received death threats and lost 16 followers. Well said, Buzzard.

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  5. I really shouldn't be laughing about this but I just can't help it. It's so funny watching Republicans scrambling to get rid of Trump now when they should have done this last year.

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  6. I'm just going to kick back and enjoy the entertainment.

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  7. You covered things quite well I think.

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  8. Self destruct in 3...2...1...

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  9. This is a long read but a very good explanation of where Trump came from. As the articles says, Trump is not as scary as the people who support him.
    http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/trump-authoritarianism

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