And look what it has gotten us. Back to back elections with weak moderate candidates losing elections because they stood for little. Big wins in the House with repeat majorities (2010 and forward) and in the Senate (2014) where once the election was completed the leadership immediately violated their pledges and actually worked to give President Obama whatever he wanted with nary a fight. Furthermore, they foisted on us a number of moderates posing as conservatives who vote with the leadership to showboat while accomplishing nothing.
Today, late 2015 with an important election looming, they are trying to again foist on us weak candidates who will do nothing to stem the rising tide of tyranny. Whether it be Jeb Bush, Mr. Immigration and Common Core, John Kasich, the consummate insider trying to play it otherwise, or even young Marco Rubio, a man with a gift for words but a record that shows he'll always be a supporter of the big money donors, those receiving such favorable treatment from the press don't represent us. And why do you think Rubio has spent so much time in Silicon Valley chasing money? I can assure you that it's not because he's working diligently for American jobs for American citizens.
The Establishment darlings are using tried and true approaches that have worked for the moderates (or RINOs if you like) and they are sure they will do so again. The only problem is that they face something unique, something like they've never seen this year: the campaign of one Donald Trump, a man who can be brash but bold, but also a man who exemplifies the energy and enthusiasm that has always been the American Spirit.
Now to be truthful, The Donald is truly not a Conservative, at least in the traditional sense. He is a pragmatist and what he really stands for is a strong America again. There are many things I disagree with him on, but he has some positives which are so attractive that it's hard not to support his cause. The most important thing he brings to the table is his independence and freedom of action. Since Trump is the only man who is not beholden to the billionaire donors trying to control the next election, he can say what is on his mind and boldly stand for America as we used to know it. The "Big Boys" don't like it and their Establishment puppets don't either, knowing that he has the capability to end their domination of a Republican Party that has become difficult to find with much different than the Democrats.
And here's the big thing. Americans understand the charade this year and they're tired of it. They understand there is something dreadfully wrong with their country and they know that their current crop of politicians will not be truthful in what they say and do. So they see Trump as a breath of fresh air who can break the chains of a corrupt party apparatus that has clearly outlived its usefulness to real Americans.
And there are a few superstars, also outsiders, in the running but they have the misfortune of ultimately having to respond to the secret wishes of their masters. Men like Ted Cruz and Ben Carson have their hearts in the right place but, sadly, are limited by financial constraints in what they can really do.
Trump is not a saint, and he's not a national savior, but he is a man who knows how to get things done. And be you conservative or liberal, if you realize that America is falling apart, then you know someone different is needed. And I do know this, if we have to go head to head with the Chinese, or a Putin, or even a group of ragtag Mullahs, I would rather have someone who is fearless and can motivate his nation than any wimpy diplomat who is part of the group that has gotten us where we are today: on the brink of disaster.
If I had my way, we would have a Trump-Cruz ticket, with good men like Ben Carson and a few others in prominent places working for America. Otherwise, once the election is over, the system will slink right back to its place of nothingness. And really, folks, wouldn't you like to see The Donald call a special meeting in the oval office the day after the election with both hapless Speaker John and Ditch Mitch? Or how about making that phone call to the Mullahs to tell them what they could do with the nuclear "agreement". That in itself would be priceless.
We've got a long way to go in this election cycle and lots can happen, but if the American people stand for real and constructive change, this just might be the year we finally put the Republican Establishment in its proper place: the dustbin of history. Agree or disagree with me, I hope you'll ponder my words. God bless.
Tomorrow: The Democrats