If you want to fully understand the total mess in Washington-follow local politics…..because this is where it all starts. To say that it’s “like” high-school, would be a huge understatement- it is high school….except there’s a helluva lot more ego involved! The ‘cool’ group that has been in play since Reagan left office in the Republican Party-is known as The Establishment. They decide who represents them on a local, state and national level. To get in the cool group there are a series of things you must do: show up at every local event and be seen, give money to the party, and most importantly suck up to the “behind the scene’s players”….these are the guys that essentially pick who they want as a candidate. I am sorry to inform you if you thought that YOU pick….no….no you don’t…….the “behind the scenes” players pick….then they parade their candidate around as the ‘chosen’ one. The “behind the scenes player’s” convince you that this is the ONLY guy that has a shot at winning in a General election. This is the ONLY guy that can raise the funds needed…..so you think the guy knighted by the Establishment is your only option and you vote for him or her….and they begin to work their way up the political career ladder.
The ‘chosen’ ones are puppets on strings. They do what they are told, when they are told! They talk how they are told to talk, and they vote how they are supposed to vote. The Establishment, as I have written about in previous blogs, has hijacked the Republican Party. They are not proponents of small government and they do not tout individual rights…..they are swayed by lobbyists and big corporations, and care little for your every day average American citizen. They essentially are Democrats from 30 years ago that vote “pro-life” but have done NOTHING to further the pro-life movement.
Am I totally disheartened by this-yes! Am I frustrated that the Republican Party has been infiltrated by a system that was never intended to exist-yes! Imagine if our founding Father’s saw this ‘career politician’ ideology in play!? It was NEVER ever meant to be a career! Being a public servant was never supposed to be a career. From an outside perspective it looks virtually impossible to change the system, right? I mean…..if you don’t play by the rules-that are really a load of crap-the cool group won’t let you in…..
But you see…..I thought it was hopeless, until someone stepped into the ring that is not playing by the rules at all. Let’s be clear…..if Donald Trump had not stepped into the ring-the Establishment would have presented us with Jeb Bush. He would have been the one we HAD to pick, because he could raise the money. If the Establishment noticed that Jeb wasn’t resonating with us, they would have pulled up Rubio or Walker as our other options. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Rand Paul (my favorites) ….would HAVE NEVER been dubbed as the “chosen” ones because they are anti-establishment. They don’t play the games….but you often have to play the game to win or at least to get recognition….uhhhh which makes the whole thing nauseating right?
So Trump stepped in….taking all control away from the Establishment. This is not an endorsement of Trump….this is just an observation that infiltrating the system of “career” politician and bucking the protocol CAN be done. The ONLY way to change the horrendous ‘boys club click’ that it has become- is to watch Trump and others that have beat out the ‘chosen one’ who was backed by the Establishment. It has been done…it can be done. We watched Dave Brat do it when he was up against Eric Cantor. While many career politicians pander to the Establishment……I say, go back to how we were originally intended to be. Resonate WITH the people. Be real. Talk TO the people not at them-because you are one of them.
Trump’s playbook is worth a read….
The only way to stop the groomed politician -who is inherently a slave to the greater powers at play-is to expose the system and refuse to partake in it.