Miss Marple said we are all alloted three score and ten years, and like Miss Marple I shall soon be overdrawn.
Now, having lived 70 years, I will use this blog to record my observations and try to answer the question, "Is the hokey-pokey really what it's all about?
Thursday, March 3, 2016
TRANSMOGRIFICATION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
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.
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.
bares these claims out:
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.
southern racist, over the following decade, matriculated to 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
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.
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.
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.
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.