Republican strategy: Retreat from victory
By Dr. Robert Owens
Having won the white House, the House, and the Senate the victorious Republicans have handed the Democrats the budget process. In doing so they have surrendered everything they were supposedly fighting for: no wall, no end to Obamacare, no end to sanctuary cities, and no end to funding for Planned Parenthood. The Democrat leaders are celebrating their victory after losing election after election. Those of us who voted Republican, who voted to get our country back, are mourning a loss after winning election after election. This does not bode well for the Republican Party, the democratic process, or the social contract in America.
A few weeks ago I asked the question: are Democrats smarter than Republicans?. Just asking the question enraged many of the “Read the headline and ignore the article” crowd. If they had read the article they would have learned that my answer to that question was no, they aren’t smarter just dedicated to a larger purpose than feathering their own nests or maintaining power.
The Democrats of today present a unified front dedicated to transforming America into the Progressive dream / the American nightmare of a collectivized state.
The Republicans, after having been co-opted and led by Progressives calling themselves Republicans for the past twenty years, are struggling through the Trump Revolution. The same congressional leaders are still in place: Ryan, McConnell, McCain, etc. and they are as intent on obstructing the President as their colleagues Schumer and Pelosi.
Don’t be fooled by the label Republican. What President Trump is facing is a twin headed bird of prey; the Republicrat government party. This self-serving combination is the political expression of their philosophical mentors in academia. They receive their marching orders daily through the megaphone provided by the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media. They apply social pressure in the streets through their bully-boys the Anti-Fa bandanna wearing thugs who use violence to shut down free speech.
Where is this headed?
I believe that at some point the House will begin impeachment hearings. The Media will of course continue their feeding frenzy of Anti-Trump hysteria. The Bully-boys will try to stifle anyone who disagrees. The usual suspects will follow their philosophical leader, Maxine Waters, into the streets and the fake news media will do their best to make it appear that the whole country wants their coup to succeed.
Washington has spent generations trying to make everyone believe that only the technicians of the political maze are qualified to steer the Ship of State. In reality the first 535 names in the phone book could probably do as well and at least we would have some regular people in there and maybe some common sense.
So far they’ve used the courts, the Congress, the bureaucracy, and the media to block and demean everything President Trump tries to do, everything we elected him to do. If they manage to overthrow the results of the election in another silent coup we may witness the final unraveling of the social contract in America.
For years the Republicans chased votes by saying, “Give us the power and we will right the Ship of State.” We gave them the House. They said they needed the Senate too before they could do anything. We gave them the Senate. Then they said they also needed the White House before they could do anything. We gave them the White House. And what do we get? A retreat from victory. Now they say, “Wait till September.” Personally, I don’t think I’ll hold my breath.
This budget surrender is a betrayal. The legal contortions of the judiciary are shameful. The unhinged media assault is transparent. And any attempt to overthrow this president may well be suicidal.
Dr. Robert Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens