Republicans can’t seem to agree on anything.
Plagued with rational individualism, free thinking, and a refusal to sacrifice their principles and opinions for central control over the sovereignty of their own minds, they bicker and battle in order to see their own particular principles in power.
Democrats, on the contrary, cannot seem to disagree on anything. Have you been watching these Democrat debates? Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley are battling to see which one of them can say, more cleverly, the same exact thing.
On rare occasions, when I’m feeling slightly less annoyed with the Republican Party than usual, I feel badly for leaders of our Party. The sovereign, free-thinking American doesn’t take orders from “establishments”. They don’t substitute the judgment of others for their own, nor subordinate their judgment to authorities.
Trump people are Trump people. Cruz people are Cruz people. Jeb people are Rubio people. They don’t take orders. They can’t seem to be wrangled or controlled.
If a leader in the Democrat Party says that Mayonnaise is racist and a contributing factor to global warming, then all Democrats believe that Mayonnaise is the devil and will proceed to protest it’s existence. The Democrat voter is always one tweet away from a newly held and unshakable belief.
On the other hand, if a leader in the Republican Party says that, you know, maybe we could do with more gun regulations – well then, he becomes the focus of weeks of unmitigated ire. Spend an extra million dollars on Transportation than what I think you should of spent, and I will call you a RINO.
To be an officer of the Republican Party, your job is to figure out how to keep all these people who hate the Democrat Party from killing each other; but, let’s be honest…that is what the Republican Party has become. We’ve all gathered together, independently, often with little in common, to oppose liberalism, fascism, marxism, progressivism, utopianism, idealism, and every other ‘ism” which sets the government against our liberty toward some greater good. For Americans, there ought be no greater good than the preservation of our liberty.
This is why Republicans cannot ever quite agree on a definition of things like “loyalty”. Meanwhile, Democrats will defend anything they see another Democrat defending.
I point these things out, not to encourage “party unity”, since, as I’ve explained, this is impossible for Republicans. However, we must remember that if we want to defeat Democrats, the Democrat Party should always be more the object of our ire than this beautiful big tent full of individuals who just can’t seem to agree on anything.
Just something worth considering. I’m not asking for Jeb and Trump to hug on stage – or anything that extreme. But I would like to see just a smidgen more Hillary bashing – and if we have time, maybe, on occasion, point out that the man challenging Hillary Clinton is a radical Marxist offended by President Obama’s moderate agenda. Perspective, even during the silly season, is always a good thing.