Saturday, August 29, 2015

Goofy Old Politicians

Give us your old, your confused, your addle pated politicians. Those that wait their turn, taking no stand for fear that they might offend someone. People willing to be led by others who walk softly and have no stick. Give us those with spines replicating a wet noodle and I will show you the Republican party since the days of Dwight David Eisenhower.

Full disclosure, I used to be one of that tarnished organization. I am not one, however, to stay long with lost causes that I have no hope to change. But change may be upon them coming at the speed of sound bites.

In this election cycle they have some all-star people seeking the Presidency. Mike Huckabee is probably the most conservative, capable, and articulate of the crowd. John Kasich, while he makes an occasional foray into liberal thought, is still solid, capable and articulate. Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio are just two more of a lineup of great young candidates.

But I am convinced that the old guard in the GOP would have buried them all in favor of number three in the Bush dynasty because it was his turn. The same old, same old, that gave us Bob Dole and John McCain. We would have ended up with either another liberal Democrat or a supine RINO as President and the country would continue to suffer.

Then came a whirlwind out of the east. Big, loud, rich Donald Trump came raging out of New York City Creating soliloquies and chewing the scenery like a larger than life version of Lear. People don't know whether to love him or hate him but they can't ignore him. The great thing that he has done is to drive the Republican power brokers into a corner. They can't control him. Their only leverage is money and he is well equipped with that.

I will admit I don't quite know what to think. He's saying all the right things. But his politics have been all over the ballpark in the past and can he live up to his bragging? But one thing that he seems to be doing, is forcing change on the Republican party. And that is a long needed good thing.

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