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While I am not a Trump fan, all of the recent Trump denouncements by the GOP establishment have made one thing abundantly clear, the Republican power-brokers have an intense entitlement mentality toward the Republican Presidential nomination.

And yet we wonder why the Republican led Congress is so ready to compromise on raising the debt ceiling. With all their talk about the dangers of of an ever growing debt, they really just don't get it. They are as much entrenched in the entitlement mentality as the democrats. Heck, when it comes to the presidential nomination, they are even worse.

With the GOP, it's all about whose turn it is to run for President and their greatest inducement seems to be who came in 2nd the last go around. And if that person can't catch on, then they will look to who else has been most willing to compromise who has held a Republican office for a long enough period of time to please these king-makers.

Plus, this person must not, in any way, have come even close to saying anything too controversial or definitive. After all, this person must be able to withstand the slings and arrows from the right, er I mean the left.

And if this person cannot catch fire with the base, then all the better. After all, the base is just a bunch of stupid rubes whom would never vote for the Democrat anyway. The GOP elite can't be bothered with such meaningless issues as principles and constitutional concerns. Not to mention the bases desire for a leader who can inspire. After all, isn't that just like Obama?

Who cares if the establishment's pick is as exciting as watching paint dry? That's not what's important. What's important is someone who the beltway elite and those who think like them doesn't embarrass them.

What they really want is the same thing we all want. They want someone who is just like them. Of course, they think they are the smartest people in the room and in a way, I can understand how they feel. The thought has occurred to me that the reason for Trump's popularity is because too many of the American people are too dumb to know the difference between a charlatan and the real deal. I've even thought that perhaps "the Donald" has as much contempt for the right as he has appeared to have in the past to the point that he's just pretending in order to help Obama to retain his seat by continuously bringing up the birth certificate issue. It's his way of trying to make the populace on the right appear even more like rubes, to his way of thinking anyway.

As an aside, while I believe Obama was born in America, I don't see what is the big deal about folks wanting to see his real birth certificate. I also don't understand why so many of his followers think there is anything wrong with that. If there is any greater proof that the media is in his pocket, I can't think of any more-so than when they use the word 'birther' in their supposed straight news stories.

But then, after my thoughts about the populace, I realize that I'm thinking just like the elites. Yes, I keep up with current events more than most. Plus I'm studying American history like my life depended on it, which in a way, it might. However, that does not mean that I am any wiser than the rest of America. That just means I'm more into the details of politics and how our government was formed. That doesn't mean that I am a better judge of character when it comes to choosing a President.

I just wish the GOP establishment and their ilk would take a moment to realize that they too might not be the wisest wonk in the room. Come to think of it, they are probably honorary members of the Wonk Room.

Elusively yours,

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I think if they cling to this mentality, and i do agree with you, they will find themselves in a party that doesn`t matter anymore and may go away all together.I believe the people needed to fix this country cannot be elected, they would be to demonized by the left to the point they wouldn`t appeal to the ever important swing voters.I hope I`m wrong on this but experience and history says I`m not, look at the fuss over Ryan`s budget and it`s only a good start.I think, given the November elections, that a real registered Tea Party would rise up to replace the blue blood entitlement republicans, if they don`t get their collective heads out of their butts.I was against Boehner as speaker because he`s been there too long, he works from a defensive POV, still trying to "go along to get along".Yes he`s doing that somewhat less than others have before him, but still.........Canter or Ryan would have been a far better choice.I believe as Rush does (I don`t agree with Limbaugh, he agrees with me lol) that the Tea Party people ran as republicans to give an otherwise feckless party one last chance, and if they blow it, they will be replaced by a new political party called The Tea Party.This is not a condemnation of social conservatives, but you need to realize, abortion doesn`t matter (I`m against it and in the grand scheme of life it IS important) gay marriage doesn`t matter, none of it matters right now.It`s just arguing the about the radio station as the car is going over a cliff, we can argue and debate and fix those things when we are sure we`ll be around in 5 or 10 or 20 years.Just my 2 cents
Well you had me up until . . . :lol:Still, I do realize that now is not the time to talk it up but I hope a Republican Nominee cannot win if they aren't true blue to everyone's right to breathe regardless of their size, level of development, environment or degree of dependency.
I just heard an interview on Fox News Sunday that has me using language that I normally despise. Some chunk speaking on behalf of the fair and balanced right said that there are 2 types of presidential candidates, one is real and the other is message candidates. According to mr fair & balanced righty, the message candidates are only in the race to send a message.I have a message for this fella, he can kiss my real http://www.millan.ne...ys/asskissf.gif
My view on social conservatism is my view, not what I think is needed to win, I do hope the republican nominee is pro life and that we can abolish the murder of the weakest of us, I just won`t use that as a litmus test for my vote.

GrumpyOldMan, on 24 April 2011 - 12:25 AM, said:

This is not a condemnation of social conservatives, but you need to realize, abortion doesn`t matter (I`m against it and in the grand scheme of life it IS important) gay marriage doesn`t matter, none of it matters right now.It`s just arguing the about the radio station as the car is going over a cliff, we can argue and debate and fix those things when we are sure we`ll be around in 5 or 10 or 20 years.Just my 2 cents
I disagree. Abortion, gay marriage, fiscal insanity, are all interconnected. It starts with the fact that, based on my personal observations, most people I know who are morally irresponsible are financially irresponsible as well. The two things just seem to go hand in hand. Extend this out from individuals to the USA as a whole, and it's no mere coincidence that the USA's fiscal decline PRECISELY dovetails with it's moral decline.One of the Founding Fathers, John Adams, once said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Well, here we are. We see, almost daily, instances where things that SHOULD be taken for granted if we Americans were, as a whole, in fact a "religious and moral people" are instead replaced by 10,000 pages of federal regulations in the absence of religion/morality. You just can't separate the two things.
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A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and then he bailed out.

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