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Monday, August 28, 2017

Brent Bozell: The Slow Death of the Republican Party

The Grand Old Party is about to commit suicide.

All this talk about Trump this, and Trump that, masks a far bigger political controversy. The Republican Party leadership in Washington, D.C., has fundamentally betrayed its constituents and they are about to learn that they’ve been double-crossed — for years.

Every Republican candidate’s stock speech sounds the same, the thunderous roar about a government out of control, federal spending out of control (insert charts and graphs and why, if you stack hundred dollar bills, they will reach the edge of the universe), federal taxes out of control (insert comparisons to socialist countries), the federal bureaucracy out of control (insert metaphors about chains, yokes, and the like), the family shattered with federal funding of abortion a crime against humanity (watch for it — there! The heart-wrenching sob), and our military is emasculated.

Two more items were added to the menu, courtesy of Obama. Obamacare Will Be Repealed! and Illegal Immigration Will Not Stand!

In 2009, the Democrats controlled everything, partly due to the Republicans’ cowardice on Capitol Hill, and in part because of some of the most inept candidates and campaigns America has seen in years. The Obama folks could have played it safe but went for socialist gold, using the power of the legislative and the executive branches (and later the judiciary, thank you Justice Roberts) to advance their agenda.



Anonymous said...

During Obama it was one after another investigation that never went anywhere that was it for me with the Republican party.

Anonymous said...

Kill off both parties, and do like the countries in Europe, have 4.
Have a Conservative, Liberal, Independent, and Fools, or Part of Change, Party of the Left, Party of the Right.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how out of touch you must be. The elites don't have a clue how hard working people support them. Obama gave this country away and we are getting it back. Obama needs to back off or is it true he is not an American.

Anonymous said...

Time for a Constitution Party. Get back to basics. Get rid of the swamp and start voting people in who are Conservatives that believe in our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Anonymous said...

how about you move to Europe

Anonymous said...

Time to stop voting.
Hunker down and prepare for the utter collapse of our society which is a slow train wreck.
The Republicans and Democrats are 2 sides of the same GLOBALIST coin.
The Bankers own this country and the swamp will never be drained.

My opinion.

Thank you

Steve Betz said...

I can see Trump running for re-election as an Independent. He would have an easier race to win in a three-way.

Anonymous said...

i've always said the democrats and republicans have things structured in such a way that every 4 years the voters get to throw the bums out with no discernible change in government policy. just think about that for a moment. did clinton undo any of bushes policies? obummer undo any of bushes? Trump's trying but those in power have a lot to lose and they aint going away!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the folks brainwashed folks receiving the freebies outnumber the folks having to provide the freebies. I fear only a civil war will be the answer. The freebies are to easy to come by.
Unfortunately for them they don't realize that you can only take so much until one day it stops.