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Do You Cheer for the Globetrotters or the Generals?
Some of you may remember the Harlem Globetrotters. They were a little before my time as I only remember them from a couple Scooby Doo cartoons. They were a basketball team that put on a show of fancy spinning balls, dribbling, dunking, etc. in the middle of a game with a team called the Washington Generals. The Generals acted like a serious team trying to win the game but really were mere props, there to provide the illusion of competition as they lost in an entertaining way to the stars of the show, the Globetrotters. I’ve heard this analogy before, but it never seemed more appropriate than in the last couple decades. That is, the Democrats are the Globetrotters, while the Republican Party plays the role of the Generals. The Democrats are the true stars of the show for the Ruling Class, while the Republicans are there to act as villains and provide “opposition.” As with the Generals, the Republicans are allowed to win on rare occasion, just to keep up the illusion of competition, but it’s all for show.
We’ve seen this with the pathetically bad candidates, John McCain and Mitt Romney, who didn’t even have majority support within their own parties. We saw this with George W. Bush, who followed a big government, war-focused agenda not much different from the Biden Democrats while not putting up even a shred of a fight as Hollywood, mainstream media, and academia redefined the image of conservatives and libertarians. And of course, we’ve seen how Bush, Cheney, Romney, McCain, Ryan, McConnell, Christie, and other Establishment Republicans have fiercely opposed a man finally putting up a real fight against the Ruling Class powers, Donald Trump. He was allowed to be the 2016 nominee only because he was expected to continue the tradition of losing. But then he unexpectedly won and broke the script, actually trying to defeat the Globetrotters. 😱
The latest House Speaker battle has evolved into a Republican Civil War between the old guard of the Establishment Washington Generals (McConnell, McCarthy, Pence, etc.) and a new wave (Goetz, Jordan, Paul, etc.). The old guard represents the business-as-usual, big-government, free-spending, lovable losers, while the new guard is actually trying to fight for what the Republican voters want. I don’t agree with every position of some of the anti-Establishment types, but they at least are trying to push for conservative/libertarian principles. Every poll shows Jim Jordan has overwhelming voter support over any Establishment Republican figure. The fact they nominated Steve Scalise in a secret meeting shows Establishment types don’t give a shit what their base voters want. It’s all about continuing the chirade. I’m not sure if the new MAGA Republicans will eventually weed them out, but if the Republican Party doesn’t radically change its ways, it deserves to die.
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