“There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party,” John Boehner told a gathering of the Republican faithful last week. “The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere.”
Boehner was the cry-baby Speaker when the Republicans took over Congress during the Obama Error. He slimed and grinned while Republicans voters were screaming at him to do something.
Boehner should re-check the old party’s pulse, for the Bush-Boehner Republican Party isnt just napping – it’s either dead or comatose.
Boehner’s Republican Party was dedicated to free trade, open borders, amnesty for illegals and using U.S. power to punish aggressors and “end tyranny in our world.” That party set out to create a new world order where dictatorships were threatened with “regime change,” and ‘democratic capitalism’ whatever the hell that means was the new order of the ages.
Yet, Donald Trump captured the Republican nomination and won the presidency — by saying goodbye to all that.
Republicans won the Presidency three out of 7 elections starting in 1992 but only won the overall popular vote once – that’s when George W Bushs was sunning himself the the glow of his “Mission Accomplished” in Iraq.
What fractured and overwhelmed the Bush-Boehner Republican Party?
First, demography. The mass immigration of Third World peoples that began in 1965.
Second, the collapse of the Soviet Empire and USSR under Reagan removed the party’s great unifying cause, Communism.
Third, faithful to the free trade cult in which they were raised, Republicans championed NAFTA, the WTO, and MFN for China.
Historians will look back slack-jawed and goggle-eyed at how America’s free trade zealots gave away the greatest manufacturing base the world had ever seen, as they followed approvingly 18th- and 19th-century scribblers like Adam Smith whose ideas had done so much to bring down their own country, Great Britain.
in the 20 years to 2017, the EU ran up, at America’s expense, trade surpluses in goods in excess of $2 trillion, while the US also picked up the bill for Europe’s defense.
Between 1992 and 2016, China was allowed to run $4 trillion in trade surpluses at US expense, converting herself into the world’s first manufacturing power and denuding America of tens of thousands of factories and millions upon millions of manufacturing jobs.
In Trump’s first year, China’s trade surplus with the United States hit $375 billion. From January to March of this year, the trade deficit with China was running at close to the same astronomical rate.
“Trade deficits do not matter,” the economists intone as they wag their beards, suck on their pipes and pull their chins
They might explain that to the men and women of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania – the Rust Belt.
Fourth, under Bush II and Obama, the U.S. intervened and often stupidly massively in the Near and Middle East — in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen. Simultaneously they, particularly the anti-semite Obama, did all they could to disparage Israel. Maybe he wasn’t anti-semite, he really has no philosophy in anything, more than likely he knew he looked like a kindy pants-wetter alongside a man like Netanyahu.
After his 16 months in office, it appears as though the Trump presidency, no matter how brief, is going to be a watershed moment in U.S. and world history, and in the future of the GOP.
The world is changing. NATO and the EU are showing their age. Nationalism, populism and tribalism are pervasive everywhere. America’s willingness to bear the burden of Europe’s defense, as they ride virtually free, is waning as Trump keeps demanding that either they ante-up or he is heading home with the troops.
It is hard to see why or how Republicans are ever again going to be the Bush-Boehner party that preceded the rise of Trump.
Trump not only defeated 16 Bush-type Republicans, he presented an agenda on immigration, border security, amnesty, intervention abroad, the Middle East, NAFTA, free trade, Putin and Russia that was a contemptuous rejection of what the Bush-Boehner Party had stood for and what its presidential candidates in 2008 and 2012, John McCain and Mitt Romney, had run on.
If you can believe the blogs, Fox News, and look at the reconstituted Supreme Court then if the Republican Party really is “napping,” let it slumber on, undisturbed, for its time has come and gone.
Trump – the non-republican leader of the Republican Party has seen to that.
And as Trump continues to balance the books with China, both our majors grovel and roll over like spaniels waiting to have their tummies tickled by China, and stick to open borders, ratbag immigration policies, increasing debts, and higher and higher electricity prices.
You would swear to God that Obama’s vague and incoherent spirit is deep in the ranks of the leadershit we call our government.