Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Making Sense of the Republican Fiasco

Like many observers I have watched the Republican presidential race with a combination of astonishment and horror. As Donald Trump won his party's nomination I struggled to make sense of it all. Then it dawned on me. I was watching unfold something I never before imagined could even exist - political incontinence.

The Republican Party truly lost control of its bowels. It crapped its political pants. The worst part is that it's sitting in the corner with a sheepish grin on its face, unsure of what has just happened.

Not all Repugs are happy. Some recoil from the indignity inflicted on their "Party of Lincoln" and wonder how to go ahead in the runup to the November elections. Should they vote for Hillary? Should they stay home, not vote at all? Can they put party ahead of country?


Owen Gray said...

The Republicans have devolved back into childhood. Their candidate is -- as Johns Stuart said -- a man-baby. They can't accept Darwin's theory of evolution, Mound. But they are living proof that there is such a thing as devolution.

Anonymous said...

Mound, I believe so far that only the GOP's California contingent is crapping its pants. The rest of the party continues with its constipated "this bill shall not pass" approach to governance, at least until the Kenyan usurper leaves office and likely well beyond that should Crooked Hillary win.

John B. said...

I'm not sure of the exact wording, but a few months ago, when questioned on the possibility of a Trump nomination and its likely effect on party unity, Reince Priebus said something to the effect that the prospect of winning would solve that problem.

In May, after Cruz had bowed out, Priebus said, “You know what, I think something different and something new is probably good for our party.” The interests of the careerists have primacy over any other concerns, including country. Doubters within the rank-and-file will just have to shape up and get with the program.

the salamander said...

.. political incontinence .. Brilliant .. !
A boiled frog has been nominated ..
Its beyond belief.. the twisted malaise

We just shit our pants..
but hey it may work.. lets go with it.. !

Troy said...

OT: Is Incrilik Air Base being held hostage by Turkey?

I wonder how long the US military will tolerate this? I imagine they've shown great restraint so far, and are prepared to respond if Erdogan escalates.

Steve said...

When you build your house with shit, sooner or later its going to stink.

Ben Burd said...

Here is a clip from one of my favourite satirists/truthtelling/realist in the world.

Jonathon explains why people without hope will vote for charlatans who offer hope - kinda explains Trumpism.

Anyway disregard the profaninty - much of it necessary to provide emphasis to the argument.

Steve said...

Wow Toby, another link to same story. I consider DEBKA to be a CIA tool.

Another story where I wonder, do we just know more now, so this story would have always been buried. or does any story that does not fit the narritive today just get buried. Would we ever hear about Mai Lia topday?

Ben Burd said...

just figured out how to make a link:

so the link in the comment should be: Why the hopeles vote for hope promised by charlatans

crf said...

Mike Pence was a very smart for VP, from the GOP's perspective. I thought it would be tough to get anyone to be Trump's VP, since no one wants to get on board what may be a sinking ship, and Trump is such a personality that he would dominate his VP and any congressional delegates up for re-election. But Pence's convention speech was party-unifying in tone: less about Trump, more about the party and the opposition. If you're a GOPer who hates Trump, you can vote for Pence at any rate, and at least have a reason to show up to the polls.

It is going to be a very tough race I think. And Pence likely clinches Congress for the Republicans, regardless of the Presidency.

Anonymous said...

Trump has a very good chance of becoming the next President of the USA.
As much as voters dislike Trump they dislike Hillary just as much.
To dislike Trump is the song of the day.
Those that dislike Hillary are just banging their heads on the wall in the background and likely not to vote.
I could be wrong ; we are talking about the excited states of America.
One news! flash on FOX or CNN and the world will change.


Dana said...

Then there's this.

Hugh said...

According to this, Trump would re-implement the Glass-Steagall Act, the removal of which in 1999 resulted in the 2008 banking/securities fraud meltdown: