GOP implosion Was Inevitable

The implosion of the Republican Party was inevitable.

I say that after observing what has been happening within the GOP for the past decade.

What I have noticed is that the GOP is filled with members who are angry because they haven’t gotten their way with the federal government.

These members are under the impression that they must have their way even if their way is the minority way.

The GOP leaders in Congress know that they can’t force a minority way onto the rest of Congress, let alone onto the entire nation. The idea of minority rule doesn’t sit well with most Americans, and GOP leaders know it.

So, GOP leaders have to be pragmatic and work to get what they can get.

That bit of reality doesn’t compute with the GOP idealists who fail to understand that their view isn’t necessarily the majority view.

The idealists respond by proclaiming, “Our way or the highway!”

Thus, the idealists launched their goal of throwing out the GOP officials who don’t deliver what the idealists want, even if such a delivery is politically impossible.

Such GOP officials are what the idealists call the “Establishment”.

When it came time to select a 2016 GOP presidential nominee, the idealists didn’t want to select someone who was “Establishment”. They didn’t want to select a seasoned statesman who knows the score in D.C. Instead, they wanted to select a maverick outsider who, by the sheer force of his personality, could force his will onto Congress.

Thus, the 2016 GOP presidential candidates were whittled down to two idealists, one being the GOP version of Major Frank Burns, the other being the GOP version of Mr. Burns of The Simpsons.

The rich dude was victorious over Ferret Face.

Now, the rich dude has been unmasked.

In response to the unmasking, the pragmatic Republicans in Congress have taken a cue from Homer Simpson.

Now, a fight is on between the “Establishment” Republicans who are trying to do damage control and the Trump supporters who have yet to figure out that they are supporting the most radioactive presidential candidate in GOP history.

Only time will tell what the fallout from this nuclear implosion will be.

One can imagine that Trump’s supporters will do as Major Kong does in Dr. Strangelove.

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  • jim_m

    As usual, David misses the point. The GOP is self destruction because the beltway establishment no longer believes nor is it willing to represent the values of its base support.

    The primaries were marked by the establishment working to knock off every conservative candidate in favor of mealy mouthed pseudo liberals like Jeb Bush. They never expected Trump to have the staying power that he did.

    The fault is not with the voters, but with a morally bankrupt establishment that did everything they could to thwart the will of their base.

  • Vagabond661

    The fact that many in the beltway Republicans would vote for Hillary over Trump should be a clue to you, David. The GOP Elite don’t mind being the Washington Generals as long as they keep their committees and can go to the DC parties.

    They are out of touch with the rest of America. We didn’t leave the GOP. The GOP left us in favor of being Democrat Lite. The GOP Elite’s platform could be called Democrat IOS 5. Just a little behind but the same operating system.

    • Scalia

      Exactly! If the Establishment simply declined to vote, that would be one thing. But for them to support the Democratic nominee is all we need to know where their hearts are.

  • Paul Hooson

    In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was a nearly Biblical figure, a combination of the best character elements of Job and Moses in one great man. Compare this against the complete disgrace of Donald Trump, easily the very worst man ever to carry the Republican nomination.

    Trump left his own papertrail of evidence with outlandish interviews to ACCESS HOLLYWOOD and HOWARD STERN, only inviting this whirlwind of victims to come forth and daily negative news, where his candidacy is now circling the drain.

    About the only question now is whether Trump can match or slightly exceed Barry Goldwater’s 38.5% of the vote in 1964.

    • Scalia

      And who is the very worst person to carry the Democratic banner?

      • That would be a long list…

      • Paul Hooson

        I wouldn’t much fancy Elizabeth Warren, the fake Native American or Anthony Weiner much at all…

        • Scalia

          I was referring to a presidential nominee. Focus, Paul.

      • Commander_Chico


        • Scalia

          At least you answered. Paul got lockjaw.

    • labar

      The Trump accusing women trotted out by the NYT have all been proven to be liars. One’s best friend says she’s lying, another one says she was at a Ray Charles concert on 1/23/2003 when Trump (who was with his fiance, Melania) nudged her from behind.

      Trump and Melania weren’t engaged until April, 2004 and there wasn’t a Ray Charles concert at Mar-A-Lago on the 24th of January in 2003.

      And finally, the other, lets see, as Hillary would call her, tramp or whore, said she was on a Braniff International Airways 707 from Dallas to New York City in 1979 when she was groped by Trump.

      But Braniff didn’t have 707 flights on that route at the time, only 727s. And her daughter just happened to have had a meeting with VP Joe Biden in 2012. So this accuser, along with the others are being used by the Clinton campaign and the MSM to try and deflect from the credible sexual assault victims of WJC and his wretched wife, Hillary “The rules don’t apply to me” Klinton.

      The MSM and Democrat party puts this crap out there because they know a certain percentage of Republicans will believe anything they say, even though there’s a history of the Dems and MSM making crap up about Republican candidates over the past few decades.

    • Scalia

      About the only question now is whether Trump can match or slightly exceed Barry Goldwater’s 38.5% of the vote in 1964.

      Johnson led Goldwater by huge margins in all opinion polls throughout the ’64 campaign. That is nowhere near the case now. It may be that Hillary wins by a similar margin, but you’re just shooting from the hip. Your intense desire to see Hillary win appears to border on desperation.

    • pennywit

      Don’t count your votes before they’re, errr, counted.

      • LiberalNightmare

        the democrats trick is to keep counting, and recounting, until you win.

    • Brett Buck

      The best part is that the imbeciles corresponding to you from 1964 thought they had won something by lying, cheating, and slandering a fine man like Goldwater. In a few years, the self-same idiot were protesting his conduct of the office. So what did they actually win? A meat-grinder approach to Vietnam (as opposed to, you know, playing to win)? And now you are hoping for an analogy ? With someone even a dim bulb such as yourself knows is a fraud, pathological liar, and completely and totally in the pocket of the Wall Street/Banking/international finance you claim to despise? Someone prooudly dedicated to the destruction of the republic? If you win, you (and the rest of us). lose, this is your reasoning?

      Don’t bother answering. These are rhetorical, since I already know the answer.

    • jim_m

      “If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it” – Abraham Lincoln

      So according to Paul the “combination of the best character elements of Job and Moses in one great man” means a man who is completely amoral and who singlemindedly pursues his objective without regard to the moral consequences but who will achieve that objective by any means necessary.

      Imagine FDR saying,”If I could win WWII without saving a single Jew from the ovens I would do it” and Paul would then claim that FDR is one of the most moral and perfect people ever to walk the face of the earth.

      Paul is a fool and should be kept from harming himself.

  • pennywit

    I would be cautious about claiming “self-destruction” of either party. These two parties have been around long enough that they just won’t disappear. I suspect that by 2024 if not 2020, we will finish our political realignment, and the “Republican” and “Democratic” parties will look very different from the coalition we have now.

  • Hank_M

    Jim_m and Vagabond nail it.

    However, I’d like to add that we really had no choice but to nominate a “radioactive presidential candidate’. We had tried nominating a war hero, a Senator that really did like working with the democrats, an honorable man, McCain. And what did that result in? His health was questioned as was his temperment. And ironically enough, the NY Times hinted that he may have has an affair (which was later retracted). And McCain disavowed the low road, trying to wage a campaign on issues.

    We then nominated a true moderate, Romney. Say what you will but he was a true gentleman, generous, would not brag, employed thousands of people, and had been elected governor in the most left leaning of states, Massachusetts. He too fought fairly and honestly and what did we see? He was branded a heartless destroyer of lives, caused cancer, hated women and had done something dumb when a teenager. Even his transport of his dog was brought up as an issue.

    So what the hell did you expect? That the republican base was going to nominate another sheep to be slaughtered? Another high-minded “Marquess of Queensberry” type who would also be similarly shredded?

    Sorry but no way. The democrats always fight in the gutter.
    High road? Hillary and Michelle have no idea where or what that is. And if they found themselves on it, they’d be lost and out of their element.

    So yes, we did indeed nominate a radioactive person. And those on the left feign disgust and outrage. All while looking in the gutter for more slime to throw.

  • arcman46

    Trump was the result of 8 years of Republicans ignoring the very people that put them in office. We elected many candidates, that professed to be conservatives, and who said they would fight to bring back constitutional values. Then they went to D.C. and got infected with the slime in that cesspool. Congress was created to be able to be a check and balance on the Presidency, but, never were the purse strings pulled. Never was Obama questioned on his many, as I would call them, impeachable offenses. We need fighters. I’m no huge fan of Trump, but he’s a fighter. And if it is between a corrupt politician, and a successful business man, albeit a rather crude one, I know where my vote is going.

  • LiberalNightmare

    Are you sure that its the republican party that’s imploding?

    The whole world watched Hillary Clinton steal the democratic nomination, and the whole world watched democrats fight each other to see who
    could fall in line the fastest.

    The party that brought us the first black president, and the occupy wall street movement just sat there and let a rich, old, white women
    cheat her way to the top of the democratic party,

    Yeah, there is definately a fight going on for the future of the republican party, but at least we are fighting.

    • jim_m

      The dems aren’t fighting because the only thing they stand for is a totalitarian control over the country. They don’t really care how they achieve it. The ballot box is something to be gamed. The concept of one man one vote to them is a joke. Elections are to them a necessary evil, but they are not viewed as anything other than something to be overcome. VOtes don’t represent the will of the people because they don’t believe that the people should be listened to. The public are cattle to be controlled, or more accurately, vermin to be either controlled or eliminated.

      • LiberalNightmare

        they dont realize that they are cattle too.

        • jim_m

          Even Trotsky thought he was part of the in crowd.