The Slow Death of the Republican Party, by Brent Bozell III

SLL will probably have some important toenail clipping to do, or something, that will prevent attendance at the funeral, whenever they get around to holding it. From Brent Bozell III at breitbart.com:

The Grand Old Party is about to commit suicide.  

All this talk about Trump this, and Trump that, masks a far bigger political controversy. The Republican Party leadership in Washington, D.C., has fundamentally betrayed its constituents and they are about to learn that they’ve been double-crossed — for years.

Every Republican candidate’s stock speech sounds the same, the thunderous roar about a government out of control, federal spending out of control (insert charts and graphs and why, if you stack hundred dollar bills, they will reach the edge of the universe), federal taxes out of control (insert comparisons to socialist countries), the federal bureaucracy out of control (insert metaphors about chains, yokes, and the like), the family shattered with federal funding of abortion a crime against humanity (watch for it — there! The heart-wrenching sob), and our military is emasculated.

Two more items were added to the menu, courtesy of Obama. Obamacare Will Be Repealed! and Illegal Immigration Will Not Stand!  

In 2009, the Democrats controlled everything, partly due to the Republicans’ cowardice on Capitol Hill, and in part because of some of the most inept candidates and campaigns America has seen in years. The Obama folks could have played it safe but went for socialist gold, using the power of the legislative and the executive branches (and later the judiciary, thank you Justice Roberts) to advance their agenda.

That included federal spending on a level unmatched in human history resulting ultimately in a $19 trillion in debt we simply cannot pay, and with so many tens of trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities that “infinity” is not far behind. One seventh of the economy was confiscated by the federal government with the passage of Obamacare. Our national borders were declared open and discussions over our national sovereignty closed. And to top it off, the Democrats all but declared themselves above the law.

The GOP harrumphed that this would not stand, by God! If only… if only America would vote them into the majority.

In 2009, the Tea Party was born. The Grand Old Party was rejuvenated. Happy days were here again.

To continue reading: The Slow Death of the Republican Party

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2 responses to “The Slow Death of the Republican Party, by Brent Bozell III

  1. Personally it can’t come soon enough for me. The Republicans haven’t has any principles for years and there’s scant difference between them and the Dims. Carroll Quigley had it right years ago. If there’s a funeral, I think I have a root canal scheduled.

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  2. Stillborn, actually, as regards the authentic meaning of the word republic:

    ht_tp://w_ww.a_bbevillei_nstitute.o_rg/clyde-wilson-library/the-republican-charade-lincoln-and-his-party/

    Apologies for not providing a clickable link, and the munged (omit the underscores) URL, but I’ve tried to post this URL on SLL before and the post disappeared into the bit bucket without a trace.

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