- Politics and Social Issues
Republicans: Never Carefull About What They Wish For
Trump Is Not The Problem
The Republican party is imploding, hoisted upon its' own petard, and all they can do is blame the two insane narcissists that they have left to represent them in the 2016 presidential race. From a so-called "strong field" of 17 potential nominees, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have emerged as the new standard bearers of conservativism in the 21st century. It is a sad and very scary situation for the party and especially the country. If you thought the 2012 collection of idiots and idealogues that represented the Republicans was the ultimate clown car, this is the invasion of the true nightmare clowns.
American conservatism has taken a very ugly turn since Barak Obama became president in 2008, shedding the denial of its' racist and mysogonistic past and embracing an open and mean spirited war on the progressive mood of the general population. They have been slapped around pretty hard in the last decade, what with the election of a black president, the passage of the Affordable Care Act, legalization of gay marriage and marijuana, and a spate of other intollerable tolerance issues that have turned against them.
They have had to defend the disastrous reign of George W. Bush and his wars that blew up the powderkeg of the Middle East and spurned Isis. They have had to deny any of Obamas' achievements and invent absurd falsehoods about his so called failures, all while obstructing him at every turn.
Media conservatives have turned into the screaming spoiled child that deserves a slap in the face, and they have no one to blame but themselves.(I'm looking at you, Sean Hannity). They have fomented this false reality for years; that the modern conservative is well informed and should be mad at the liberals, when the exact opposite is true. Fox News and conservative talk radio have not only enabled and expedited ignorance among the masses, they have encouraged it. A misinformed populace is the only solution for their warped and disingenouous agendas. You can only get people to vote against their own interests if you falsify the truth and scientific facts.
And that is what they have done, unfortunately in a very successful way. But now it has come up and bitten them in the ass, and they have to deal with what they have created.