Here’s the sad truth: the modern day Republican Establishment is more concerned about maintaining the status quo and their bipartisan establishment (little e) stranglehold over government than promoting the core platform of the Republican party or the conservative movement that drives the the party’s grassroots.
Most of the these “message” posts will include a lengthy description of what they represent to America and the conservative and/or Christian movement. This one is best left by itself. Either you see that Donald Trump is a disaster of a Commander-in-Chief waiting to happen or you don’t.
Rumors are flying. Perhaps they’re complete fabrications. Perhaps they’re just wishful thinking. I’m going to go ahead and call it a done deal, not because I believe it really is but because I sincerely hope it’s on the table. Between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, whichever comes in lower in Nevada will become the other candidate’s running mate before the “SEC Primaries” on March 1.
One of Ronald Reagan’s greatest moments early in his Presidency was when he made the unpopular and incredibly difficult decision to fire all of the air traffic controllers. His enemies pointed to it as the end of his Presidential career right when it was getting started. Even many of his supporters scratched their heads and cringed over the repercussions that were certain to arise from crippling our air travel network in such a way.
They almost had me. As a conservative, I do whatever I can to keep away from the hooks of the Republican Establishment and their incessant drumbeat of rhetoric (often heard on Fox News or seen on the Wall Street Journal) that claims Marco Rubio is the best alternative to Donald Trump.
Pundits often compare the passion behind Donald Trump’s campaign with the passion behind Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. This is more astute of an observation than many probably realize. Their styles are different, but the underlying premise behind their campaign strategies is identical. They both waged psychological campaigns to garner support which is why in both cases their supporters have been accused of “drinking the Kool Aid.”
The narrative that we’ll see from Fox News and other outlets over the next few days is that Marco Rubio is the Republican party’s best chance against Donald Trump. The reality is that support for Rubio is the fastest path for a Trump nomination. Sadly, the “powers that be” are well aware of this but are going with their narrative anyway.
The narrative for months has been that candidates are waiting for Donald Trump and Ben Carson to drop their foolish incursion into politics. Once that happened, we could see where the cards land. Now that it’s certain that Trump isn’t dropping out, we should call for all of the lesser candidates to drop out and for the two Cuban American candidates to form a Voltron ticket.
We are, by our nature, worldly people. I once believed that people in the past were less worldly, but the more I read the more I realize that things shift but they don’t really change. The adversary has planted a seed of worldliness that grows like a weed through society and spreads through our hearts. Fighting against the urges can be challenging even for those who are cognizant of it.
The Republicans have shown decorum in not attacking Marco Rubio’s personal financial follies and have, for the most part, avoided discussing his complete lack of anything substantial achieved in his two decades in politics. The Democrats will not have the same decorum and they will humiliate his utter ineffectiveness as a politician.