A Republican Paradise — Not!

While moderate Republicans turned a blind eye to the tactics, the Wall Street establishment of the GOP, ever since the Regan Revolution, has pandered to far right religious kooks and former Dixiecrats — bigots.

Only the Federal Government has the power to curtail Wall Street excesses, so the corporate class realized that if it could just fill up (buy Up) Congress with a bunch of purists, non compromising, government hating extremists, the government would become paralyzed to defend average Americans against corporate exploitation.

But unforeseen consequences has put the GOP string pullers behind the eight-ball as the huge, low information political base that it has built has decided to wander off and do its own thing. And currently its own thing is to follow the piped piper of the discontented, Donald J. Trump

Yes, the Donald is upon the GOP, one of its own kind sort of, but one who won’t play nice with the rest of the “one percent.” Feeling omnipotent, Trump has not hesitated to roll over GOP operatives and their Fox News lead, rightwing propaganda organ.

And yet what is Trump really about? Is he a Democratic plant designed to do in the GOP? Or is he secretly pretending to be the ultimate outsider on behalf of the Wall Street elite? So many possibilities, but a paradise he is not.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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