First of all, let me preface this by saying that it is not an endorsement for any presidential candidate nor political party, but simply my observations of a political process that has the potential of tearing an old political machine to pieces and exposing the power players and deal makers for the greedy control hungry, self-serving characters they really are.
When Mitt Romney made his now famous "anybody but Trump" speech I saw a man, for who I had great respect, strip away the facade and join the ranks of those who consider themselves the arbiters of what the Republican party should be and that a candidate who could not be depended on to be under the thumb of the entrenched power brokers and politicians would be a danger to that image.
With all the charm of a petulant wet noodle, Romney informed us that Donald Trump would be a nightmare president, he would be bad for the country, translated into plain language, he would be bad for the elitist Republican Party, which has spent a fortune and expended much of their relevance trying to push an establishment candidate down the throats of a fed up America that isn't buying their promises anymore.
The Republicans are in a dilemma of their own making.
Barack Obama went into office controlling both houses of Congress and the Republicans promised us that if they could just gain control of the legislative branch they would come out swinging.
Well, that happened and nothing else did. It was business as usual for the Obama Administration, the Republicans went along with just about anything he wanted to do, confirming his far left judicial appointees, passing his back breaking budgets, twiddling their fingers while he all but decimated the military, knuckled under to his presidential fiat legislation, allowing the National Debt to double, same sex marriage, funded Planned Parenthood's macabre organ harvesting and wholesale abortion practices, and the list goes on and on.
And now, this same party expects Americans to sit back and let them buy another establishment candidate's way into running for president.
The very thought that a maverick candidate like Donald Trump, whose unconventional style of shoot ‘em down in the street and take no prisoners politics, who has funded his own campaign while they've spent untold millions trying to kill his candidacy absolutely terrifies the powers that be.
Because, whatever else he represents, he sure represents change, and not the campaign slogan, lip service kind, but real change and a machine-crushing blow to the balance of power.
The American electorate has forsaken all the establishment's fair-haired boys in favor of a self-financed billionaire and a Senator from Texas who had the audacity to go against the flow in Washington.
That’s something the old-line machine establishment is going to have to accept.
Times change, people change, electorates get fed up with watching the same old tired and jaded, ‘tow the party line” candidates dragged out every four years, makers of empty promises, talking out of both sides of their mouths; promising much, but delivering nothing.
Time to shake things up and no matter what Mitt Romney or any other establishment mouthpiece says, if Trump or Cruz make it to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, there will be a shakeup.
People across this country are mad, they want something different, something they understand and they are ready to fight the dark suits and gray heads who call the shots.
“Come Senators and Congressmen
Pay heed to the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he who gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside and it's raging
It will soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changing” - Bob Dylan
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America
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