There is much talk in the media, and generally, about the crisis of The Republican Party. The crisis is seen to be of existential proportions and to go well beyond the upcoming election.
It is less well bruited about that there is a parallel crisis in The Democratic Party, although not of existential proportions.
The crises are due to the wide recognition of an elite whose intensely serviced interests transcend and may be opposed to those of the hoi polloi (Romney’s 47% ). Remember all the 99 Percenters, the Dignity Crusaders, and the Black Lives Matter protesters? These sounds are the sounds of the cobblestones of Paris being torn up
The KKK-ers and the white supremacists represent their own Nazi-style, hate-based agenda and are the natural result of the Southern strategy adopted by The Republican Party shortly after the only partially successful civil rights protests of the 1960s.
We see a black protester being escorted out of a Trump rally in North Carolina. He is hit in the face with an elbow and knocked off balance only to be immediately thrown the rest of the way down the coliseum stairs and manhandled by accompanying police. Even-handed treatment?…Hardly.
A Republican Party that relies on voter restriction, gerrymandering, and the manipulations of what survives of formerly Democratic Party Dixiecratism and which had as its Ace-in-the-Hole the powerful efforts of the late Justice Scalia, should have expected, with any loss to its controls, the rise of an angry oligarchical figure such as Trump (despite my belief that Trump manipulates feelings that he may personally lack). A democratic party that held power by moving to the right and standing time and again against unionism should likewise expect the rise of an incendiary liberal such as Sanders.
A Democratic Party that held power by moving to the right and standing time and again against unionism should likewise expect the rise of an incendiary liberal such as Sanders.
(On a lighter note, I believe that inability to hold one’s teacup properly and to say huge instead of Yuuge and nuclear instead of nukular disqualifies one from presidential candidacy!) (smile?)
Again, seriously, a protester charged the stage and confronted Trump yesterday. Such behavior, although emotionally understandable, can only fuel the impending fire and assure that the cobblestones are hurled.
If our democracy works, populism should not have to be controlled by the manipulations of an inner political elite. By the way, what happened to the CNBC rumor of an impending meeting between the likes of McConnell, Musk, Ellison, and others to mobilize ‘TECH’ to stop Trump?