Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Republicans can have Bonehead

You know, there's a lot to be said for integrity, folks. But the Republican Establishment has none of it.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, the Bonehead—the crybaby, the milquetoast, the orange man—survived a challenge in the House. Twenty-five Republican representatives voted in favor of removing Boehner from his position, but the vote fell short of the twenty-nine required to see him off.
Godspeed to those twenty-five.
Unfortunately, we have a Republican party being controlled not only by its country-club Establishment, but the banks, corporate America and the Chamber of Commerce, as well as the media. All want amnesty, and it doesn't matter that the President defied the Constitution to enact it. All want Obamacare, and it doesn't matter that, as Jonathan Gruber demonstrated, deceptions are what led to its passage. And all want a yes-man, one who won't rock the boat, one who will ensure that whatever Big Business and the elite wants, they will get.
What have we got instead of a serious challenge to Obama's abuse of executive privilege? Talk of tax reform and a free trade agreement with Guatemala. Big whoop. That's going to mean a lot in the midst of a foreign invasion. You'll sleep easier at night knowing Guatemalans are going to have better access to DVD boxsets of Breaking Bad, now won't you?
The whole stinking political class in Washington is the bad, and it's what we need to break. If there is any silver lining to the (latest) betrayal of Republicans, who will clearly not do what we voted them in to do, it's that there was a challenge. True conservatives, genuine spokespeople for their electorates, made their feelings known.
The Tea Party and other people who value the Constitution will not go away, just because Bonehead, the Squish (Mitch McConnell) and the Establishment wish it. FOX can prop up Jeb Bush all it likes. There is always Ted Cruz or Rand Paul waiting in the wings to launch an alternative campaign. Do we dare to dream that such a candidate can swim up the middle between the progressives and the pretenders and deliver us from ruin?
I know that I am done with the Republican Party. I don't know what GOP stands for now, but it most certainly cannot be "Grand Ole Party". It is no longer what it was under Reagan. In fact, I believe it is closer to what Gorbachev would have found familiar.
I was wrong to be as enthused as I was in my entry of November 6. I was duped. I admit it. I dared to trust and it bit me in the you-know-where. I have had it with the corporate class and the business conservatives running the Republican Party.
So screw them all.  The nightdragon, from this point, endorses either Ted Cruz or Rand Paul for a possible bid in 2016. I trust either of these men to stick to their principles. They have integrity.

1 comment:

goddessdivine said...

I would swoon if Ted Cruz ran for pres. But you know it won't happen. He'll get beaten and bruised; and yes, that's just from his own party. Total shame. He's fantastic.

Ugh. I wonder if we'll have have another "Reagan Era" again. Sadly, I think those days are over.