|Swank Pirates Only!|
Bushie no like Trump!
at the Gasparilla Inn & Club they like they're pirates romanticized and long dead. When the real thing comes along and raids the clubhouse making fun of the members and taking measurements for his planned renovations they don't like it at all - not one bit. Watching the "conservative" pundits freak out over Trump has been great for the KOTCB Blog and the vitriol has increased day by day, month by month as NH primary day approaches (T-minus 31, 30,...) and now Michael Gerson, W's speechwriter and assistant for policy and strategic planning, has pulled out the gun from his desk drawer.
American political parties are durable constructions. But they have been broken before by powerful, roiling issues such as immigration and racial prejudice. Many Republicans could not vote for Trump but would have a horribly difficult time voting for Clinton. The humane values of Republicanism would need to find a temporary home, which would necessitate the creation of a third party. This might help elect Clinton, but it would preserve something of conservatism, held in trust, in the hope of better days.Great idea Michael, let's put all that Republicanism in a Trust Fund and make sure the ingrate inheritors of Lincoln's bloody sacrifice don't squander it (as though it wasn't squandered 80 years ago) and let responsible techno-DC think tank nerds dole it out as necessary to The States groveling subjects. What shall we call this new Trust, er, Party? The Constitutional Union Party has I nice, traditional sentiment - very Burkian - though I'm not sure Lincoln would approve. Go ahead and use it if you like.
The heart of the GOP has already been ripped out and is being transplanted to the corner of 57th St. and 5th Ave. It had to be done because the thumper stopped beating in 2008 and repeated attempts to revive the patient have failed - prognosis is horrible, but we've got to try something, anything to give it life.
|Ripping the heart out of the GOP - boo-hoo, boo-hoo|