The Modern GOP Has Always Been A Tug Of War Party

Was it going to be a party slanted toward White people’s and the super rich’s needs, with a political agenda aimed at returning the nation to the simpler ways of the 18th century, floating in a very complex world totally unsuited to such backward ways (sort of like trying to return Wal Mart to a mom and pop operation); or was it going to push for a complete right wing dictatorship, the resulting chaos to be cashed in on by nut jobs the likes of Anne Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Fox and friends and the Donald?

Well, with the rise of the Republican “Freedom Caucus” dog whistling a new base of Fox News watching, xenophobic malcontents, it would seem that a desire for a Putin like dictatorship has carried the day with the GOP, even with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. This has caused many of the goodhearted and true American patriots (but yet backward thinking conservatives like Nicolle Wallace (still love you Nicolle), Steve Schmidt and Jeff Flake) to flee the party.

This brings up the question, can the sensible part of the America electorate override the wealth manipulated know-nothings to save democracy for all Americans, or is that a bridge too far in a huge, multicultural society like the United States? In other words can the rational people of America actually cause the nation’s actions to match its idealistic words that all men are created equal? Or, Indeed, will Anne Coulter win with her insistence that America be exclusively for her blonde ass kind with all the hatred and tragedy that that will entail?

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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