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2018 Mid-term elections: Will Trump Republicans keep their heads?

Written By | Aug 30, 2018
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WASHINGTON: Trump is trying to steer the ship-of-state through a swamp full of rats. We are watching the primary elections.  New York pitting Mario Cuomo against actress Cynthia Nixon. A bad and an even worse choice. A Trump Republican, Arizona’s Martha McSally (R) has a chance at defeating Democrat Kyrsten Sinema for John McCain’s Senate seat.  Florida’s Trump Republican Ron DeSantis (R) is competing against primary upsetter Democratic Mayor Andrew Gillum. Which has plenty of people wondering what American voters can expect after the 2018 Mid-term elections? Unfortunately for America, the answer is not much. Probably, much less.

The 2018 Mid-term elections, will politics continue as usual.

Even as political candidates move further toward the left and socialism or the right and the Trump economic policies most Americans will vote on.  A 4.2% annualized GDP rate, per the Commerce Department. Stocks enjoying an unprecedented streak this week. If the economy means gaining control, there has never been a better one.

As Trump Republicans are winning, will Republicans keep their heads as liberals suffer cranial explosions? Will we be forced into a civil war between political parties?

Today, to say “man” is to curse Creation. To say “woman” is to curse women.

A poem by Rudyard Kipling, “If,” speaks to the whirlwind of insanity inside the beltway.  It speaks to the subject of men.

If by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:


Anyone familiar with the poem and its conclusion might wonder why anyone would run for an office where they would become colleagues to a group of politicians and their attached parasites. Parasites that are known as lobbyists, bureaucrats, and the inside-the-beltway-government thugs.

Then there is (are) the concomitant fungi, the television media gurus.

2018 Mid-term elections: There are no men, nor women, only swamp personalities.

If you do a modicum of research you will trip over some horse dung nonsense regarding some bureau sinkhole called The Office of Compliance and its directive of Section 1415 of the Congressional Compliance Act (CAA). This is the same group who has moved public money into a hidden slush fund.

Reports are that $17 million dollars as of November 2017, was
spent to cover up bad sexual behavior on the Hill.

This ill-bred, unread, group of would be waxed-wised gangsters who give themselves “sexual harassment” clinics so that can be an example for the rest of us.

That is, they can’t remember what their mommas and daddies taught them. So now in their middle-aged years, the government will teach them to keep their hands to themselves.  And pay their victims off at the same time.

And who could possibly detect what other vast amounts of taxpayer lucre they have purloined?

The Swamp gets murkier

We have seen federal (national) agents appointed and/or elected representatives, lie before Congress. We have seen the government pro-actively cheat citizens (Lois Lerner we hardly knew you). Hillary Clinton has glad handily violated laws that sent Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to the electric chair; and gain millions while strutting about the holy city of Washington in her bureaucratic glory, immune from arrest, let alone prosecution.

New blood coming this November

We live in a representative democracy.  Meaning new replacements for the entrenched can be elected. The Swamp can be drained every two or four years.  But does that just send up-and-coming newbies to the current aging gang of thieves.  This is the hunger of the Never-Trumpers. This is the lust of the other guys.

They salivate at the prospect of fresh meat to devour.

New Trump Republicans in the Swamp

Meanwhile, the residents of this swamp of rats and roaches preen before the cameras waxing poetically about what they are doing for you, and me.  While doing nothing at all.

Consider Comey, Rosenstein, Strzok, Ohr, et al, without favor to any political class or family, not perpetuated the Russia scandal hoax, based on a bogus dossier, taxpayers would be millions richer.  In fact, it would not have happened

And Hillary Clinton, as a representative of the criminal political class, would be under the microscope, not Donald J. Trump, had the Comey Cabal not been more interested in protecting their preferred candidate than doing their appointed work.

The crumbling Fourth-Estate

Cable shows have their pontificators and the unending onslaught to edify us with clichéd comments and talking points. And then there are the posturing news pundits supported by celebrity salaries. They tell us what we need to know. Often, as with much of the mainstream media, without bothering to filter the very ‘Fake News’ any John or Jane Q. Public knows is lies. (Blockbuster CNN Trump/Russia Story in More Doubt After Michael Cohen’s Lawyer Recants)

Gone are reporters of the stripe of William Safire, Paul Harvey or H.L. Mencken. Bad breeds bad. Television remains the “vast wasteland.” Perhaps a handful in the mainstream media mix are not scoundrels, neophytes-historians or original thoughtless thinkers.

Hey, we can write our Senator….not

When I was a boy my friends and I thought well of the concept that we could write our senator or congressmen and receive an answer.

On the occasion when someone did, it was something of an honor to have a written reply, regardless if it truly had reached or touched the member. But there was a simple pleasure in the act; almost something honorable about it.

No more.

I would not waste my time, nor advise any child to send a letter, email or any correspondence whatever to anyone on The Hill.

Keeping the 2018 Mid-term elections in perspective

These people in Washington and their media ilk don’t deserve any more attention than their emulations in Hollywood. They deserve loathing; disgust; revulsion and repulsion.

They do not deserve our honor.

Kipling would find nothing worthy to write about in Washington today.  On the other hand, Edgar Allen Poe would find much.

Paul H. Yarbrough

Born in Mississippi, now calling Texas home, Paul H. Yarbrough is bringing his writing talents to the political arena. Yarbrough has completed three novels. He is also the humorist behind the weekly column, Redneck Diary.