Monday, August 1, 2016

March of the Beltway Courtesans

The long train of beltway courtesans waddling and squawking about Donald Trump confirms everything Americans thought about Washington D.C. insiders.  These scoundrels are content with the corruption and the centralization of power as long as they’re members of the cocktail party circuit.

I’m not a fan of Donald Trump by any means, but I sure as hell will not vote for the Clintons.  My God!  Their corruption is legendary.  How can any conscientious American sit by and let those two regain power is beyond me.

How many times have the rank and file been told to suck it up and vote for the likes of a John McCain, Mitt Romney or a Bob Dole?  I despise John McCain, yet I swallowed my pride and voted for Sarah Palin.  Why can’t they do the same thing?

The fact is these people are contemptuous of the Tea Party.  They don’t like plebeian uprisings and that is what Trump’s candidacy is all about.  Trump wasn’t recruited, groomed and brought up through the ranks by party insiders.  He bypassed their cliques and bosses.  And because of that, established cronies are worried they might not have access to power and the public treasury.

So-called conservatives like George Will have left the Republican Party because of Donald Trump.  That’s interesting.  I consider myself a conservative and have never joined the Republican Party because of people like George Will.

George Will is a sanctimonious ass who believes his particular brand of D.C. conservatism is “Madisonian.”  Compromise is how to get things done even if it’s unconstitutional.  That’s why Ronald Reagan didn’t cut the mustard with this beltway courtesan.  Here is an excerpt from Mr. Will’s 1974 Washington Post article on Reagan’s challenge to President Ford in 1976: 

But Reagan is 63 and looks it. His hair is still remarkably free of gray. But around the mouth and neck he looks like an old man. He’s never demonstrated substantial national appeal, his hard core support today consists primarily of the kamikaze conservatives who thought the 1964 Goldwater campaign was jolly fun.   And there’s a reason to doubt that Reagan is well suited to appeal to the electorate that just produced a Democratic landslide. If a Reagan third party would just lead the ‘Nixon was lynched’ crowd away from the Republican Party and into outer darkness where there is a wailing and gnashing of teeth, it might be at worst a mixed course for the Republican Party. It would cost the party some support, but it would make the party seem cleansed. 

Donald Trump is by no means a conservative, but at least he might cleanse the Republican Party of beltway courtesans who whore themselves to a town for a few pieces of silver and a weekly column in the Washington Post.


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