Now that Ted Cruz has left the Presidential race we can look back to the beginning and understand why, as a seemingly extinct species, the death of the RINOs was a highly over rated event. It appears they are still alive...unfortunately with no real place to go now that John Kasich has also left the race. But they still have plenty of influence. Ted Cruz supporters don’t understand that they are the ones destroying the GOP...or maybe that was their intention. But neither does the half-wit Charles Krauthammer who believes the Trump win in Indiana to be a paradox, rather than what actually occurred. Krauthammer also believes that the conservatives who support Trump’s anti-establishment rhetoric are the same conservatives who should be supporting the anti-establishment rhetoric of the Tea Party. They are not. In his article, "The GOP's Ideological Earthquake and the Aftermath" Krauthammer incorrectly posits this paradox and completely fails to see that the GOP is actually split three ways. The Teabaggers, the Trumpeters, and the so called RINOs.
Didn’t we see this coming when the Tea Party stood up? Sure, there were a few moments...I’d say about two full weeks...when a lot of us were on the Tea Party dream machine...then we woke up. Why didn't the rest? When Cruz shutdown the government, with no hint of a compromise in his bones, it was clear he did not stand for the RINOs. Will Cruz be praised for destroying the Republican Party? I hardly think so. He left, in his wake, the first vestiges of the fall of the greatest country the world has ever known. Talk of revolution, not just a revolution of ideas such as those coming from Libertarians who love our Country, for instance, but a revolution of arms. These conversations were uncomfortably out in the open. Those are the Cruz supporters, not the Trump supporters (with the possible exception of Trump's racist following). That is why I like to call Cruz Public Shithead Number One. He is the most dangerous man in the Country. The fall of Cruz demonstrates that this Country does not want to go quietly into that good night along side the Tea Party. He is not the only danger. Trump is Public Shithead Number Two but for different reasons. Trump, could still lead to our destruction as a country, just not by our own hand. The threat under Trump would originate externally through the adoption of destabilizing international policies, for instance. Trump, however, promises not to be that destabilizing influence even though it’s hard to see him giving up on his stated deportation policies and, of course, the building of a wall. Nevertheless, Trump appears to actually love our Country. Cruz, on the other hand, appears to have nothing but disdain.
The existential threat to the United States of America, under Cruz, is real. The existential threat to our Country under Trump is also real. However, a united United States will stand...Trump is appealing to that aspect of his supporters. Cruz is not someone who unites. He is someone who divides and is thus unfit to lead our country. It is for that reason that those in the leadership at the GOP might have decided a contested convention would only work with a Kasich outcome. Since that could not be certain, and a Cruz outcome might be likely, the hope for a contested convention had to end. Trump as uniter versus Cruz as destroyer is a far better outcome even though they know Trump cannot beat Clinton. Cruz supporters do not understand why old school republicans such as former Speaker of the House Boehner have such venomous hatred for Cruz. It is because he is a destroyer. Those in his support base must either be destroyers themselves or don’t understand the destruction within him. Trump, on the other hand, is a builder.
Capitalism is based on building. If you are not growing you're dying. Capitalist must build. Thus when it comes to capitalism there is no difference between Republican capitalists and Democratic capitalists, both build. Republicans want more of the benefits from the building to go into the hands of those making the investment. That’s what’s the most important to RINOs. Democrats want more of the benefits from the building to go into the hands of those doing the work. That is the position of the Unions and most liberals. They want less exploitation and more balance. It’s that simple. Everything we do as a country should be about facilitating capitalist growth in an effective, efficient, and sustainable manner in such a way that comes as benefit of all. That means we must not exploit our people or are resources.
The Tea Party, as wonderful as their long platform of endearing beliefs and platitudes may seem on the surface, are in a group who live in the past. They want to hold on to the cards they were originally dealt. They are so wedded to their static dreams they don’t realize the world has changed around them. The cards they are holding are from a different time. The game has moved on. Grow or die. Rather than grow, they have chosen death and wish to bring down everyone as they fall. It would be better for everyone, if the Tea Party would simply expedite their death stagnation and disappear.
The big problem we face now, since we know Clinton is a lock for winning the general election, will be whether or not she is indicted. If you follow this logic, we should see the old guard backing off on a Clinton indictment for now. They know Clinton is a better choice for our country than Trump...but Sanders is clearly a worse outcome for capitalism. Since the FBI announced yesterday that it doesn’t appear Clinton will be indicted I have to wonder is it just a coincidence? How convenient to be simply a coincidence when it maps so clearly to the RINO agenda. Since it is conceivable, however, that Trump could beat Sanders, and the GOP knows either outcome is to be avoided, even when they know they are handing the election to a previous enemy. Clinton is an enemy to their politics, but she is not an enemy to our Country and our capitalist aspirations. RINOs recognize this fact. Many in the GOP will not vote for Trump or Hillary...so they will not vote. But they also know they can no longer live for that day when she is indicted...rather they must suspend the joy of an indictment until after her Presidential term is over. Otherwise we face the prospect of a Trump presidency, or worse, the presidency of Sanders, and with it the possible death of capitalism. Are we on a train bound for socialism? Perhaps it is inevitable...and that will be a bitter pill to swallow. If not this year, once the Millennials grow up, we will no longer be able to stop the handouts. But is getting on that train this early more dangerous than electing Trump? To me that is the big question. What’s absolutely clear, however, is that rather than think about that outcome...Tea Party conservatives will rally around Trump...and that’s as dumb as dirt, it’s not a paradox. Since they are destroyers at heart, and he will let them keep their guns, this is their only logical move. That’s the incorrect paradox that Krauthammer tries to create. The feeble nature of his mind will be proven when he eventually speaks favorably of Trump, if he doesn’t out and out endorse him...I would put money on it.
There is a significant risk that the major problems the world will face from overpopulation, disease, diminishing natural resources, and environmental change will not be solved in a world where too much socialism is unable to produce the technical advances necessary to combat these coming storms. Socialism slows progress. Only a capitalist society has a shot at creating the necessary technology, at a sufficient pace, to keep the world ahead of our own destruction. Trump, rather than being the destroyer the Tea Party will eventually rally behind, is a consummate builder. He is good for capitalism. Nevertheless I could be wrong about socialism. Forms of socialism (which is not Communism if you need the lecture ) may have the necessary incentives to advance the human race sufficiently to survive death by it’s own hand. To feel the Bern would be to believe this to be true. I have yet to feel the Bern...but it is an outcome that must be anticipated because democratic socialism is coming like a freight train. There will be very little RINOs, or Trumpeters, or Tea Baggers can do to stop it.
I will not vote for Hillary or Trump...I will let everyone else sort out that mess. But if Hillary is out...I will have to think deeply before I cast my vote for Trump, because I don’t want to admit we are headed towards socialism. And that is the real paradox...the one Krauthammer doesn’t have the brain cells to comprehend. And the one the destroyers within the Tea Party haven’t a clue exists either...they prefer to cling to their guns. Trump will help them keep their guns. Guns are not going to help them keep their heads above the rising water. Technology will. When Hillary Clinton might be the best decision we can make for capitalism it’s time for the GOP to pull it back together. What that means is voting the Tea Baggers off the island as quickly as we can. Fortunately, that appears to have occurred in Indiana. Public shithead number one has been voted off the island.