COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 25, 2016 — Rush Limbaugh has been warning for days that the GOP establishment is prepared to go down in flames in the national election rather than accept either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz as their nominee. They hate both of them. They know either one would leave them by the side of the road, if elected.
On Friday, Limbaugh quoted a member of the GOP establishment who confirmed his musings by saying his assumption now is that Republicans can and will lose the national election. And that’s okay, so long as Trump or Cruz never gets elected.
Their mission, as always, is to maintain their hold on power, money and influence. A Democratic president still presents them the opportunity to be the supposed loyal opposition. That entails continued contract work, begging for dollars from well-meaning Republicans to fight the “other side,” and continuing with business as usual inside the Beltway.
Democrats for Bernie, Democrats for Donald, Republicans for Trump, Republicans for Cruz and Republicans for Carson all have something important in common. All are fighting the same people: the big-E Establishment. They all see the confluence of Wall Street, Washington and Big Media as limned this morning by Rush.
Those of us outside the Establishment see the incestuous, isolated nature of those who want to lead us. We know that no one would ever offer us a quarter of a million dollars to deliver a 20-minute speech, as they have Hillary and other power peddlers. Obviously, we see there’s more going on here. Her daughter’s reported $600,000 salary to work for a major network is an offer none of our children will ever anticipate. Those kinds of deals are reserved for Children of the Establishment.
If it hasn’t been obvious before, it should be by now. The two political parties in America have become one and the same. Both are walking dinosaurs, but don’t know it. Both are fighting only for their continued existence.
At least in the case of the Republicans, who gets into office isn’t the point. It’s all-out war. They must win control of the party and its nominee or lose their very lives. Their entire existences are centered on their special place in Americana. Those places have been reserved. Late-comers need not bother to approach the gates.
The sooner voters of all stripes whose lives are not dependent on Wall Street, Washington or Big Media wake up to the revolution that’s underway, the better.
Unlike many third-world countries for whom power succession is decided in the streets and in kill counts, America has always seen a peaceful and orderly transition of power. And why exactly is that?
The Establishment would have us believe it’s because the professionals, i.e., the Establishment, has things well in hand. We can trust them with the levers of power. They have our best interests at heart. They uphold our Constitution and our laws above all else. Their polished and glossy candidates repeat the same platitudes year in and year out, until we all can chant them in unison.
Is this really what our country is about? The few? The wealthy power brokers? Those who say they’ll take care of us? Or is it time to follow our forefathers and take back the reins of leadership? To pull open the curtain and see that the Wizard of Oz is just an old humbug, not “Oz the great and terrible”?
People of America: It’s US against the Establishment. Although most of us finally get it, will we now and at last do something about it? Or will we let them use their power once again to keep us in our places?
We have a choice. But the clock’s ticking.