ELDER PATRIOT – The neocons who have run the Republican Party since they seized control of it after Ronald Reagan left office threw a hissy fit yesterday as many of them refused to endorse Donald Trump insisting they own the party, not the voters.
George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Mitt Romney have all stated their intentions to boycott the party’s convention this summer. Really, who cares? Under their guidance the party has been complicit in running up $20 trillion dollars in debt, bankrupting social security and Medicare, out-sourcing millions of American jobs, encouraging corporate inversions, creating dependence on government, and engaging in endless wars.
Perhaps most damaging to our republic has been their embrace of virtually limitless and unregulated immigration that is resulting in the Balkanization of our society. These bastions of the neocon movement profess fidelity to the Constitution while at the same time inviting new voters into our country who have no idea what that document means, don’t embrace it, and overwhelmingly vote to dismantle it.
Word to the ex and wannabe presidents: Before Trump entered this race the Republican Party didn’t have a single candidate capable of defeating Hillary Clinton. Your embrace of the globalist agenda allowed the Democrats to win elections solely on social issues so that the American people were facing the prospect of a Democrat inhabiting the White House for 24 of the past 36 years by 2024. Under your leadership conservatism became synonymous with globalism and corporatism. Now, thanks to Donald Trump Americans can now close this sad chapter in our nation’s history.
Trump dismissed these failed leaders when he said, “it would be nice to unify the party but it’s not necessary.” Trump will gladly trade the votes of a couple hundred thousand strident crybabies for the millions of new voters he’s bringing to the Republican Party.
But the biggest slap at Trump came yesterday when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he wasn’t prepared to endorse the people’s choice to be their party’s presidential nominee. Can you imagine? Ryan has led the Congress to an 11% approval rating and he wants to dictate terms to the man who, if voter counts are the barometer, is the most popular Republican candidate in the history of the party.
During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper Ryan was asked if, after months of saying he would support the party’s nominee would he now support Donald Trump? Ryan answered: “Well, to be perfectly candid with you, Jake, I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now. And I hope to, though, and I want to. But I think what is required is that we unify the party. And I think the bulk of the burden on unifying the party will have to come from our presumptive nominee.”
It appears Ryan’s inflated view of his importance has him expecting the future president to court him. It also appears that Donald trump has no intention of kowtowing to the Speaker as he made clear in a statement that he issued in response:
“I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan’s agenda. Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people. They have been treated so badly for so long that is about time for politicians to put them first!”
Ryan’s appeal is limited to the First Congressional District in Wisconsin and even there he is facing a primary challenge by a local businessman. Ryan couldn’t even deliver his home state in 2012 when he shared the ticket with Romney running to be the V.P.
Trump has correctly read the mood of the electorate and has been willing to spend his own money to redefine and realign the Republican Party so that it is in line with the interests of the citizens. He has not hesitated to prove his willingness to challenge the party’s establishment and throw them overboard if they insist on continuing to screw the people he is coming to represent.
Every indication is that Trump is prepared to craft his agenda around the wants and needs of the people who have voted for him. It’s becoming evident that he has no intention of lording over them as the party he now leads has become accustomed to doing.
We may finally a presidential candidate who says what he means and means what he says about putting the American people first.