Last days of the Republican Party

Reprinted LTE from the March 14, 2016, edition of the San Mateo Daily Journal, by Guy Guerrero:
Today, the Republican Party’s existence is threatened as they struggle against a takeover by Donald Trump. Flashback to Jan. 20, 2009: Barack Obama’s Inauguration Day. There was magic in the air. For the first time, people sensed the reality of the hope and change they believed in and enthusiastically voted for Barack Obama.
But what nobody in the huge crowd realized was that, at that very hour, another kind of history was also being made, not far away: in the headquarters of the Republican National Committee, conservative political operatives were busy plotting how to bring down this new young president. They embarked on a two-fold agenda: not only to cause his entire political agenda to fail but also to destroy him personally. From the very beginning of the Obama administration, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the then House minority leader, John Boehner, made it clear they had a different agenda. They would automatically oppose anything President Obama put forward. There is nothing wrong or unusual about pursuing a different political agenda. That is, after all, the job of the opposition party: to oppose. But the personal attacks directed against President Obama have been relentless and uglier than those against other presidents in the history of America. Sarah Palin has made a rousing endorsement of Donald Trump, followed by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist organizations. The true colors of the Republican Party has been exposed. Now they are in a panic and running for cover.

Jorg Aadahl | March 19, 2016 at 10:10 am | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: