(INTELLIHUB) — Recent statements by House Speaker Paul Ryan (the fellow who sports an Eddie Munster haircut) and Curly Haugland, a Republican National Committee representative, shed some light on why Republicans are fed up with their elected officials.
Every statement out of their mouths indicates that they are the decision-makers, that they know what is best for the party and the electorate which leveraged them into their positions to begin with.
Well I have some news for you, Ryan and Haugland, your disconnect from the people who ensconced you on your thrones is the foundation of Trump’s popularity and the reason for the blossoming anti-establishmentarian movement which has gained so much traction on the right.
Several days ago, Haugland made the comment that the voters did not choose the nominee, since that was the responsibility of the “party heads.” Is a “party head” kind of like one of those “Capos” in the old mafia movies? Are we in essence “getting an offer we can’t refuse?”
Haugland then went on to say that we the electorate “shouldn’t hate him simply because he loves the rules,” which just so happen to keep him and his ilk in positions of power. He then went on to state to the reporter that he didn’t see why the primaries were even necessary, since they were more or less a “political beauty contest.”
Dear sir, are you really that disconnected from the rest of conservative America that you are delusional enough to make such foolish statements and spurious arguments?
Looking towards Paul Ryan, who also seems intent on ignoring the wishes of the conservative sectors of American society, can we assume that there is some type of virus which has afflicted the Republican elites, who now believe that we the people are their subjects, versus them being representatives of the electorate? Are we living in an oligarchy?
Ryan is not tough on trade, is not nationalist enough to secure our borders, has not maintained a firm stance on visas, and yet still believes that he speaks “for the party?”
What “party” Ryan? The farewell party that you and the rest of your deaf political cadre are going to receive since you do not listen to the people whom you supposedly represent?
I think in the very near future, that the likes of Ryan and Haugland are going to be getting a comeuppance which they were not prepared for. In some cases, ignorance is not bliss, and insulated and clueless power-mongers like the two aforementioned fellows damn well better batten down the hatches on the rapidly sinking ship, the U.S.S. Republican Party.
While there are aspects of the Obama administration’s agenda that I have not supported, I will say that his evaluation of the elitist Republicans in Washington was accurate and more timely than we previously realized. The “Republican Party” won’t work with anyone. How true, and that is now apparent to everyone regardless of their political alliances.
According to the History Channel, “The origins of the Democratic donkey can be traced to the 1828 presidential campaign of Andrew Jackson … [when] opponents of Jackson called him a jackass,” while the use of an elephant as the Republican symbol “…. didn’t start to take hold … until Thomas Nast, who’s considered the father of the modern political cartoon, used it in an 1874 Harper’s Weekly cartoon.”
Isn’t it ironic that the behemoth of social liberalism which has taken this country by storm is truly elephantine, while the Republican Party elite could best be equated to a stubborn jack-ass, which Obama alluded to, but never stated directly.
I think we need to carefully rethink the party symbolism which we have maintained for so long. If Trump goes independent, I would suggest that he adopt a fitting symbol which represents this nation from a lofty and all-seeing position: the Bald Eagle.
The author of this article, who prefers to use the nom de plume “XKeyscore” in order to maintain his anonymity, is a Doctoral Candidate and multiglot with two Master’s Degrees and a Baccalaureate specializing in Middle Eastern Studies. He holds one Master’s Degree specializing in Intelligence and Counter-intelligence operations, and a second Master’s Degree in Security Studies. XKeyscore has studied under a United States intelligence agency analyst and now-retired, high ranking, American military officers. XKeyscore writes exclusively for Intellihub News & Politics. Read more articles by this author here.