There I've said it. In saying it I've also explained what's going on in the Republican Party. It probably isn't being said in the smoke filled back rooms where the rulers of the party make decisions that they expect, nay, demand the rank and file ratify. It is what the rank and file have been feeling for a good long time.
Every single policy, idea, principle and goofy thought that Obama has been getting away with is anathema to rank and file republicans (RAFR). Every. Single. One. What the RAFeR's want more than anything else is someone to represent conservative America. The party has refused to do that, at every opportunity.
What the party has been doing is playing games. The game is Three Card Monte and the republican base are the suckers being conned. The RAFeR's (like most Americans) are sick of being an easy mark.
They want a new deck.
They want a new game.
They want a new deal.
Most Important they want to name TRUMP.
noun: trump; plural noun: trumps
- (in bridge, whist, and similar card games) a playing card of the suit chosen to rank above the others, which can win a trick where a card of a different suit has been led.
- A trump is a playing card which is elevated above its normal rank in trick-taking games. Typically an entire suit is nominated as a trump suit - these cards then outrank all cards of plain suits.
Trump isn't a politician, He is a leader. You may hate the very idea of where he wants to lead America. That's not the point. He's leading. He's leading by talking about things that folks know are true but nobody else is willing to talk about. Since he's talking about those things and telling the truth, people don't care if he doesn't say it as nice as the news reporter thinks he should.
Because he's leading folks are following.
The Bush boy and all the rest may be really nice decent people at the country club. In fact they may very well be the most competent managers running for president. I've met Barbra Bush, she's a swell lady and I'm sure all her boys turned out fine. I'd even bet that Jeb is a fine manager and would do a good job managing whatever enterprise he is entrusted with. Same with the rest of the crowd.
The problem is "managed" in the Republican Party has a meaning too close to "manipulated". RAFeR's are sick of being manipulated. We know that America is in a crisis. It's a crisis of economics, foreign and domestic policy, invasion, and the decay of civilization its self. In a crisis you don't want a manager arraigning the deck chairs on a sinking ship. You want a leader steering the ship out of troubled waters and directing repairs to make her sea worthy again.