I’ll say it – stick a fork in the GOPe – the establishment is done. For too long the GOP elites and wealthy donor class have counted on all those “little people” to vote for the candidates they have selected. Their rallying cry, “Vote for (fill in the blank) – he’s the only alternative you have to one of those evil democrats being elected” was a familiar refrain.
There were the failed presidential candidates (Dole,McCain & Romney) who we were told were more “electable” by these kingmakers.
“Give us the House, we’ll stand up to Obama!” they cried. Then, “we need the Senate too – then we’ll really show Obama who’s boss!” Once elected these establishment congress critters proceeded to sell out – just like they always do, and gave Obama everything he ever asked for. In the meantime, the “little people” got the shaft again. The GOPe loves our votes but despise us. For years they have looked down their noses at a declining middle America. They felt nothing but contempt for those who lost jobs due to bad trade agreements and Washington’s utter disregard for immigration laws.
But something happened this year. Middle America has finally snapped and said “no more”. No more rich donor class telling us who to vote for. No more insincere promises of upholding the constitution. And yesterday New Hampshire has proved once and for all that the GOPe’s number is up. Next comes my home state – South Carolina…I don’t expect the establishment will fare any better there.
The campaigns of establishment choices Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio outspent that of the “outsiders” in astronomical numbers but yielded anemic results. The establishment was not just beaten, they were trounced.
The establishment didn’t get just how angry everyday, working Americans have become – that their anger at career politicians’ consistent betrayals to their ideals and values has reached the boiling point. Anyone who has been watching this for the last few years should have known this was coming – everyone but the establishment it seems, who perhaps saw but refused to believe their days of control were over.
The complicit establishment media will try to paint this in terms of the voters having a temper tantrum, but it’s much more than that. The genie is out of the bottle and the establishment faces a perhaps insurmountable task of trying to put him back.