Trump and the Republican Establishment
Washington is Out of Touch with us!
… June 16, 2016 …
Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall says:
Congressman Ryan, Senator McConnell, Reince Priebus, et al…
You have made it quite clear that you, the Republican establishment, do not like Donald J. Trump as the Republican standard bearer in the upcoming presidential race. Republican voters have made it equally clear that they support Donald J. Trump. You, however, choose to avoid hearing what the voters want… nothing new there. You ignore the fact that more people voted for Donald J. Trump during the various primary contests than have ever voted for a Republican primary candidate and that he defeated a field of 16 establishment Republicans in the process. You remind me of the European Union politicians who were so convinced the United Kingdom would never exit that conglomeration of arrogance and who, as of late night reports on June 23rd, were “stunned” by the results.
Why were they stunned? The polls said the outcome would go the other way… that the Brits would vote to remain in the EU. Everyone they talked with said the same.
There are two reasons everyone was so wrong about the outcome of this vote:
- They have yet to figure out that the people with whom they socialize and do business (from lobbyists to the highly affluent – both of which make large political contributions) are out of touch with the real world as viewed by the majority of voters. Like EU politicians, American politicians have no understanding of the attitudes, likes, dislikes, fears and dreams of the majority of people who support nationalism rather than global governance.
The Brits got tired of paying $20 billion every year to the EU and receiving only $10 billion back in benefits. I don’t want to point out the obvious, but American taxpayers sympathize with that concept which amounts to nothing more than a socialist redistribution of wealth. Like the Brits, we are tired of being told Islam is a religion of peace when the behavior of Muslims and the Koran tell us otherwise. All of us are wearied by your political lies.
In America, the successful campaigns of Senator Bernie Sanders and Donald J. Trump should have set off bells and whistles but your heads are so deeply buried in the sand of your perceived political power that you ignored these two huge warnings. You might want to ask soon-to-be-former Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom just how fleeting power can be when elected officials forget who really holds the power.
- You have used political correctness to manipulate social behavior in America, just as the European Union does. It is a brilliant idea because nothing removes truth from public discourse better or faster than a society dominated by political correctness, especially when you get to define what is politically correct and what is not.
You who sit in Washington, D.C. and the Europeans who sit in Brussels dictate to the people how they will do business, what will be taught in their schools, who will immigrate to their countries (legally and illegally), who gets medical care and who does not, and on and on – and none of you are in touch with the people who must live with your misbegotten, power-driven tyranny. You remember them? They are the ones who pay your salaries. Either that or you are implementing unlawful programs to attain your objective of one world government, a government in which you perceive yourselves as holding power.
Unfortunately, you overlooked the backlash that results from political correctness. When people are beaten over the head time and time again – are told that the opinions they honestly hold are socially unacceptable – they stop proclaiming those opinions publicly. When asked if they are going to vote for this person or that, or if they support this issue or that, they give the politically correct answer and then do what they want. It is less trouble when you tell people who hold political power what they want to hear rather than what you really think. Who likes being viewed as a conspiracy nut? Perhaps better said, who wants to be targeted by the IRS because they answered a polling question honestly? But when they vote, they do so in secret and no one knows just how politically incorrect their ballot may proclaim them to be.
The majority of political establishment liars (that would be you and the others who withhold support from the Republican nominee) say “This is the right way to do things” and people who should be free to do business as they choose (so long as it is done lawfully and honestly) are put out of business by your fines and demands of them to do things based on your definition of what is politically correct (definitions which solidify your power base and diminish theirs).
In short, the behavior of politicians in Brussels and Washington, D.C. is tyrannical. When people go into the voting booth, however, they throw political correctness to the wind, recall your tyranny, and vote their conscience. It is equally true that some vote their lack of conscience.
Most people care little whether their attitude toward supporting illegal immigrants is politically correct. They have watched their parents work hard, contribute to the system, and save money for retirement only to learn Social Security funds are being used to pay illegal immigrants and give free medical care to illegals and those who choose not to work. Their reaction is “Screw what Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell and their lap dog politicians say is right or wrong. I know the difference and they are wrong!”
By withholding support from Donald J. Trump as the preferred (by the people) candidate of the Republican Party to run for the Presidency, you weaken the chance for the Republican Party to win the November election – and you know that. Your behavior gives support to Hillary Rodham Clinton. We know you fear you will lose votes in Wisconsin, Congressman Ryan. And Senator McConnell you were barely re-elected in Kentucky. But guess what? This election is about the people and what they want. It is not about you!
Why do Republicans behave this way over the Donald Trump nomination? There is only one logical answer: Donald Trump is a threat to your power base… a power base the people have come to realize is totally corrupt. Let’s be very clear. When you willingly abandon the majority of people who consider themselves Republicans to surreptitiously support a woman whose history proves – PROVES, not indicates or suggests, PROVES – her to be a threat to the security of America, you prove yourself to be unworthy of holding office. Again, I suggest you re-listen to David Cameron’s resignation speech and use it as a reference.
If you think the American people are too dumb to figure this out, you might want to re-think who is dumb and who is not. We understand that you have dumbed the people down, removing strategic thinking from the education system making it difficult for them to use logic. We also understand, however, that most Americans are decent people with consciences that eventually tell them that evil is being perpetrated on them. They react as one expects people of conscience. They vote against staying in the European Union… or they reject those who removed from them their opportunity for meaningful change.
I know not how others feel about your behavior, but as for me, I consider you beneath the lowest of the low throughout the history of American politics.
Perhaps we should rename you Paul Benedict and Mitch Arnold.
Part two coming soon.
Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career in 1956 as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne, WY.