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Bloviating Zeppelin: Whither The GOP?

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Whither The GOP?


Make no mistake; DC Big Whigs plan to meet today in order to allegedly hammer out a deal on the budget in terms of the debt ceiling.


The results of the debt ceiling will, in quite the nutshell, decide if the GOP is to live or die.

Not in the next week, not in the next month or even perhaps in the next year. But if the Republicans fail to live up to their hoopla and Big Words from last November, the Republicans simply will not care, at all, for the results that they have gone out of their way to create.

Because the Right People, the Moral People, the Good People, the Builders, the Taxpayers, the Creators, the Contributors, the Realists, the honest-to-God Patriots, the Hosts --

-- they are rapidly running out of patience, blood and money.

Their US government has tapped every good vein time and again so that the Leeches are bloated. Hosts and Parasites. The Hosts are dwindling in numbers and the Parasites are increasing, as well as their demands.

And the Republicans continue to turn a deaf ear on the people that put the leadership of the House back into GOP hands.

Even Hugh Hewitt -- a rather amazingly-tolerant GOP'er -- writes:
In advance of Sunday's big meet on the potential big deal, the Washington Post runs "Lament for a Beltway Insider," which it chose to actually title "In debt talks, leaders pressured from below." (The online jump changes that title to "Progressives and tea party lawmakers pressure leaders on debt deal," but the point is the same --the leadership is being told by the party not to compromise.)

Which ought to leave Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor two choices on Sunday if the president doesn't arrive ready to focus exclusively on cutting non-defense spending deeply.

The first choice is saying "no" and leaving when "revenue enhancements" or defense cuts are brought up a second time after firm rejection the first time.

Or saying "Time to consult the public so let's lay your outline out for consideration and input."

If a final "deal" is reached in secrecy on Sunday, the GOP will have lost and the GOP revolt against its leaders will have to begin.

And I couldn't agree more.

Mr Hewitt continues:
GOP volunteers and the Tea Party base --best consulted via Tea Party Patriots and not some D.C. lobbying group claiming to be the Tea Party-- expect the House GOP to win this round and the fall spending battles as well. The House has a veto over whatever happens and the House reflects the last election and the American people's demand --loud, large and sustained-- that the federal government be dramatically scaled back.

They did not vote to erase the home mortgage interest deduction, a disastrous idiocy cooked up by people with zero understanding of home values in the United States. Such a move would instantly devalue every house in America by more than 10%, further adding to the already steep drop in home values that has kept the recessionary feeling clamped into place.

They did not vote to eliminate the tax deduction for church giving or any kind of charitable giving.

They did vote to slice away vast parts of the federal bureaucracy, but they didn't vote to cut the Pentagon. More cuts to the Pentagon endanger the country and will set off a revolt within the GOP quicker than any tax hike.

They would accept raising the retirement age and indeed cutting benefits a tiny bit.

They would cheer the adoption of Paul Ryan's plan or any other plan that preserved medicare for current enrollees but made changes for those a decade or more away from retirement.

Medicaid should be handled by the states these voters say, and capped.

These are the obvious choices favored by a large majority of Americans. The House leadership has to insist on them or walk away.

But the base and historical problem with this is that the GOP -- still -- runs its Messaging Program as primarily subsumed and background, like bad static on a cheap radio. It, even in Prime Power, fails to understand that the power it possessed or possesses is MEANT TO BE WIELDED in all its naked and raw forms, just like the Demorats.

I don't know if I speak for many of the readers of my blog, but I would like to see a GOP coalescence the likes of which has been heretofore unexperienced and unprecedented. I would like to see the logic of the GOP trotted out with insistence, clarity, brevity in all media forms, and those forms hammered forth in stridence, with consistency and unity.

The problem is, with but a handful of exceptions, that there tends to not be a "dime's worth of difference" between the two parties due to their inculcation with corruption, arrogance, imperialism, exclusivity, elitism.

Back-slapping and drinks-all-around at DC watering holes.

"Fuck the public," they say. "We have ours; they'll never get theirs."

Whilst some Republicans manage to excoriate the TEA Party, it is the TEA Party's philosophy that can save this nation now, not backslapping by both sides over drinks and larfs at Bullfeathers, Hawk N' Dove or the Capitol Lounge. Because they know: you are being fleeced.

To that I can only reply, inimically with initial timidity and building temerity:

Perhaps the worm may turn.

BZ

7 Comments:

Blogger TexasFred said...

BZ, the GOP is a walking disaster, they are nothing more than Dem Lite... WTF is the TEA Party going to do? They can't achieve a quorum, they can't agree on anything other than a 4 point platform with NO leadership...

I'm telling you, I tried to point out the need to work our asses off to build a REAL and VIABLE 3rd party for several years right now, you should know that, you were one of the people that told me that it would never work and all we would do is elect Obama...

Now I am saying this, Obama is a shew-in if the GOP caves, and Boehner is a PUSSY! Where do you think that blubbering ass is going to take the GOP?

I don't intend to come across as being angry at YOU, but when I preached these same things in the last 2 elections you were one of the biggest naysayers...

The TEA Party can't find their collective asses with both hands and a GPS Unit, Sarah Palin is still their princess and Bachmann is running a close 2nd...

Shrill women, PMS and the nuclear launch codes.. Really??

I can offer NO alternatives, I as as frustrated as I have ever been, goddamned Allen West is sitting it out, Rick Perry is doing a Fred Thompson and is *testing the waters* and as of right now Herman Cain is the best looking guy in the race??

Duck and cover man, the *greenies* think CO2 is bad? How are they going to like breathing GUN SMOKE?

Sat Jul 09, 08:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Good post and good points BZ, and you're right, they are NOT listening to we the people... Com'on 2012!

Sun Jul 10, 04:08:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Brer Rabbot said...

I GOT A CALL THE OTHER DAY FROM THE RNC ASKING FOR $100.00. IF YOU DONATE ONCE, THEY WILL HOUND YOU FOREVER. THE UNFORTUNATE GUY ON THE RECEIVING END GOT AN EAR FULL FROM ME. BOEHNER WILL NEVER “GROW A SET”. AS MUCH AS I HATE “HUSSEIN” I HATE THE WUSSYPANT REPUBLICANS MORE. THEY ARE MASTERS OF SNATCHING DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY. THIS IS NOT 1948 OR 1960. THE DEMOCRAT PARTY OF HARRY TRUMAN AND JACK KENNEDY IS DEAD. IT IS FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES THE COMMUNIST PARTY.THE GOP NEEDS TO TRANSFORM ITSELF FAST (LIKE STEPHEN HARPER DID WITH THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY IN CANADA). IF NOT, IT CEASES TO BE RELEVANT.

Sun Jul 10, 06:35:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF, yes, and Obama was elected. McCain was nothing more than the photograph at the top of the post. When you have historical GOP water-carriers like Hewitt writing things like this, there's serious trouble. But the problem, as you already know, is that everyone is afraid that Boehner WILL cave.

Frustrated as you've ever been? Myself as well! Because WHERE are the alternatives, as you point out? I'm damned near out of options. I don't think it's been this bleak in some time.

NFO: too much the same, too much graft, too much arrogance, too much elitism. We treat politicians like little gods.

Brer: can't disagree.

BZ

Sun Jul 10, 10:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

"Fuck the public," they say. "We have ours; they'll never get theirs."

Exactly why I left the GOP.

Also, I've got mine and, if I can, I'll get yours.

Now I'm an old lame blue dog. Still go to the meetings just to be a pain in the ass.

Sun Jul 10, 03:48:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Greybeard said...

Yeah, agreed on all points. And TF is right... if a viable third-party option was available now, we'd all be better off.
I voted for Ross Perot in '92 because of Bush1's "Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!" lie, so we got the woman-beating, draft dodging, pot smoking, narcissitic sonofabitch instead. I hope someone in the R party realizes that's VERY likely to happen again in '12 if they don't pull their heads outta where it's dark, warm, moist, and smelly.

It really boils down to this, doesn't it?:
T.E.A. party values get adopted and the country undergoes serious pain for the coming future but survives, or...
Politics as usual prevails and all is lost.
I'm sorry to say, I don't think this runaway oil tanker can be turned around. Wise folks would do well to start studying survival blogs...
YESTERDAY.

Sun Jul 10, 06:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Greybeard:

And here's the deal:

All of those LEFTIST ASSHOLES who complied with dogma and crammed themselves into high-population/low-footprint centers will be the FIRST to be subjected to riots, intolerable conditions, death, rape, no food, no water.

Whilst those of us living in rural areas, in mountains, far away from population centers, will be larfing our asses off. Well-armed, of course. Because, naturally, you CAN'T have firearms in big cities.

Uh, oh yeah: except for our DARKER BRETHREN who are already GANGBANGERS and CRIMINALS and PAROLEES and look at YOU, Mr & Mrs White Boy and Girl GOWP, as VICTIMS.

Here is where the PARASITES, further, "get some" on their guilty HOSTS.

I have, oddly enough, MY precious metals.

BZ

Sun Jul 10, 07:00:00 PM PDT  

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