Imagine This

A War is being waged, not just any War but a Civil War, bot just any Civil War but a Political Civil War. A Civil War between political factions, within the same country. A country that is divided along political lines. Two opposing “armies” readying for battle. Two countries within a single country, like parasites, so I shall call them parasites. Each trying to remake(reconstruct)the host nation in the image of the parasite. For simplicity I will call one parasite RNC and the other parasite DNC. Each parasite has its own president or dictator. Each parasite has its own mascot. The mascot for the parasite RNC is an elephant(pachyderm). The mascot for the parasite DNC is a donkey(jack ass). Each parasite has a notional color. RNC is Red. DNC is Blue. Each parasite has a National Flag which also serves as its Battle Flag. RNC has a Red Flag. DNC has a Blue Flag. For simplicity for the Remainder of this post, unless special circumstances arise, I will refer to them as Red Forces and Blue Forces.

For many years the Red and Blue Forces have been locked in a struggle, political struggle, for total and absolute control for the Republic known as the United States of America. In years past the Red and Blue Forces took to the field in July preceding the November elections. That was then this is now. These days the political “season” never ends. The elected members of Congress spend more time campaigning and fund-raising than they do in governing this Republic. They simply have found it easier and more beneficial for and to them to Govern less and Rule more. The map of this republic during the election season represents the political parties. It does not represent the Freedoms and Liberties that the Continental Army fought so hard for. The political battles of the past and those of the present have caused this Republic to become a nation of “Untied” States. Sadly, this Republic is no longer United in Cause or Vision. The common bonds that held this Republic together are becoming strained, and in some cases non-existent. Much like a rubber band stretched to the point of breaking, at some point it will snap if the tension remains high.

History does repeat itself and each time it does it becomes increasingly expensive. Take a look back in history and see the root cause of almost all “Civil Wars”. You will find Politics and political factions have caused almost all civil wars. The rest was caused by Despotic Tyrannical Governments.

Now, back to the Political Civil War. Picture this in your mind. The Red and Blue Forces are preparing to meet each other again.
The president/dictator(Chair) of RNC has placed the Red Forces on full alert. The Generals are putting on their uniforms and alerting all subordinate units. Big Business is activated. The Special Interest Groups are activated. Donors are contacted as funding for the battle will be needed.
The president/dictator(Chair)of DNC has placed the Blue Forces on full alert. The Generals are putting on their uniforms and alerting all subordinate units. The main stream media outlets are activated. The colleges and universities are activated. They may have a hard time activating the ones who are in their safe-spaces. Special Interest groups are activated. Rioters disguised as protesters are activated. Donors are contacted as funding for the battle will be needed.

Now you are really going to work hard to even visualize this part, a true stretch of the imagination. Picture this.
General Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, standing there in his uniform. Rallying the Red Forces in the House. He is the one chosen to lead them into battle.
General Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, standing there in his uniform. Rallying the Red Forces in the Senate. He is the one chosen to lead them into battle.
General Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, standing there in her uniform. Rallying the Blue Forces in the House. She is the one chosen to lead them into battle.
General Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, standing there in his uniform. Rallying the Blue Forces in the Senate. He is the one chosen to lead them into battle.
(Almost fell out of my chair typing that part, what with laughing so hard.)
Each of their Lieutenants doing their part to rally all of the subordinate and supporting units.

That is damned hard to imagine ain’t it? Would you really follow those clowns anywhere or for any reason. Look at the members of Congress. Would you really be foolish enough to let them lead you anywhere? Hell, I would not even follow them down a hallway. I mean really, just look at them.(ROTFLMFAO)

This is the scene that plays out everyday in “The Swamp”(Washington D.C.). The Red Forces fighting for total and absolute control of everything in and about this Republic. The Blue Forces doing the same thing. Both the Red and Blue forces have the same goal in mind, they only argue about which path to take.

When all the seats in Congress are filled, there are a total of 535 combatants. They never suffer, the only time they become a casualty is when they either lose an election or get caught with their hand(s) in the “cookie jar”. By far the greatest number of casualties in this Political Civil War come from the citizens of the Republic, most often those in the middle-class. The political parties may from time to time suffer a minor setback, but they rebound. The Republic however, may not rebound from all the set backs caused by this continuing Political Civil War.

Each passing day proves my ancestors were correct.

DEO VINDICE

Fake Right, Go Left and Run Out the Clock

The describes the entire “playbook” of the Establish Republicans, three plays that have worked time and again. During the primaries and election they fake a move to the right. After they get elected they go left. While holding office they run out the clock. And presto before you know it the cycle starts again.

Way back when the republicans, in the House and the Senate wanted to repeal Obamacare as it was such a disaster. They were the minority Party and a democrat was in the White House. Now they want to replace Obamacare. Now they are the Majority Party and a republican is in the White House. What happened to Repeal? Now the plan is to Repeal and Replace. Yea, like the republican plan won’t be a disaster. It is apparent that neither party believes that the citizens are capable of making their own decisions when it comes to healthcare or much of anything else. Neither party, democrat or republican, represents one thing about this Republic. They instead represent themselves, their party, their donors and the special interest groups.

The first time the establishment republicans in the House tried, half-heartedly, at their repeal and replace they were unsure they would have enough votes to go forward, so it was pulled from the table. Now the House has narrowly passed a bill on the way to the Senate. A bill in the House that some or most whether they voted for or against never even bothered to read. That kind of sounds like the same thing the Democrats did when they passed Obamacare, remember “You have to pass it to find out what is in it”. Most of them never bothered to read it they just voted to pass it, no democrat opposition and no republican support. This time no democrat support and only a few republicans in opposition. It would seem that some republicans now think that Obamacare is the best thing since sliced bread. It is all about the political party machine and nothing about this Republic. Power and Control. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

The Senate republican leadership said that the House bill is dead on arrival. The republican leadership in the Senate will most likely will have the “best minds” available working on the Senate’s solution to Obamacare. The Senate will of course take their time to “get it right”. Apparently the Senate had no confidence in the House bill. It is entirely possible that the House did get it all wrong. They had to get something going, even if it was as bad or worse than Obamacare. Acting a little desperate. They would just use the excuse, this was just the beginning, we can always “tweak it” later. The democrats often say, “we did not go far enough”. The republicans often say, “this was just the first step, “we can tweak it later”. Actually both are saying the same thing, just using different words. Both mean that there is more they can do or should do.

The House, all 435 seats and 1/3 of the Senate are up for re-election next November. If something positive doesn’t happen and soon the voters will remember that they were shafted again. But maybe this is the plan. Do nothing as always. Maybe the republicans are willing to lose the House or The Senate, perhaps both, just to keep things as they are. No matter what the politicians remain in power. The Majority Leader will simply become the Minority Leader. If the House and/or the Senate falls into the hands of the democrats, or if the republicans keep the House and/or the Senate, Obamacare will be with us until something worse comes along. Single payer healthcare is just over the horizon. But then that was the plan all along. It will surely arrive, just as soon as one party finally goes far enough, or when the other party finishes tweaking. The only delay is that the parties haven’t yet decided who wants the credit if it works or the blame if it does not work.

What is needed and has been needed for far too long is a serious third-party, not some fringe party. I had thought the TEA Party was the answer. It was one heck of a “grass-roots” effort, I admire what they stood for and for what they tried to accomplish. It was too bad the Politicians hi-jacked the movement, it could have really been something.

We have had enough politicians.

DEO VINDICE

In name only my backside

I’m thinking over the course of the next few weeks and months the republicans in Congress are going to reveal something or possibly many things about themselves to the Peoples of this Republic. Now that the “fix” for Obamacare has been pulled of the table, and the spending bill continues the government pretty much as it was, still funding the things that the so-called republican conservatives promised they would fight. By the way still no Wall.

Concerning Obamacare, now I understand that some republican congress critters all of a sudden love it. They have been referred to as “moderate republicans”, last I heard it was 18 of them. They do not want to change a thing. This has led to the term RINO’s(Republican In Name Only)being bandied about. I have no idea when or where the term RINO’s came about, and I really do not care. I had even referred to some republicans as being a RINO. I no longer do that. I began to referring to them as CINO’s(Conservatives In Name Only). I will no longer do that either. Quite frankly there is not other name to attach to them other than republican.

Since I am of the opinion that the republican party is the party of “big government and big business”, has been since the days of the federalist party and still is today. I would like to say that I do not believe that there is any such thing as a moderate republican. It is impossible. Being a “moderate republican” would be the same as a woman being almost pregnant. You are either a republican or you are not, one can only be pregnant or not. I mean after all what would a moderate republican stand for, a moderate government in size and power?

Let me get back to this Obamacare thing for just a minute. The democrats passed Obamacare without a single republican supporting it. So you must have been opposed to it right? None of you claimed that their was one good part or thing about it. If you were opposed to it, it would make good sense that you get rid of it now. You claimed then if you had control of the House you could get rid of it. You got control of the house. You did not manage to get rid of it. Them you said that if you got control of the Senate you could get rid of it. You got control of the Senate. You did not manage to get rid of it. Then you said if only you had control of the White House you could get rid of it. Your party now has control of the House, the Senate and the White House. You still can’t seem to get rid of it. You just did not get the president you wanted or expected. I might also mention that each and every spending bill including the latest one fully funds Obamacare. Come on admit it, you love the damn thing don’t you?

I think the American voters have been had, yet again. No, I know that we have been had. You have no intention of getting rid of Obamacare, never had never will. The democrats did for you what you would not do for you. Obamacare gave the federal government even more control over the American people and their lives. You are not going to give back that power. You will never repeal Obamacare. If you do replace it, it will with a republican plan, it will still be a government plan that controls people’s lives. You will win, we will lose.

Now let’s get to Planned Parenthood for just a moment. You were appalled when the videos were released of baby parts being sold. Where is your anger now? You funded them again. You’ve funded them every time. Explain that to me. You really weren’t appalled were you?

If the government was about to be shut down because the money was running out, where did you come up with the over 1 Trillion Dollars in your spending bill? You did not borrow it did you? You always wait for the very last minute and then come up with a bill that runs at least one thousand pages and piles of money. Was it just more smoke and mirrors? Political drama.

Since the new spending bill will take the government through the end of September you are pretty much finished for the year. You can now start planning your summer vacation. Lord knows you need one, what with being overworked and all. By the way do stop by and tell us of all the wonderful things you have accomplished. You will come back just in time to do a panic spending bill again. More political drama. I mean after you must not let the government shutdown. What would we do?

Now let me get back to your big government for just a minute. Both parties are all about the growth of government. The democrats are at least honest about it, where you deceive the voters at every turn. We, the voters that have been supporting you for so long have just been slapped in the face, again. It would seem that the republican party is the party of watch what we do, do not worry about what we say, when it comes to government. You are like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The campaigning republican is not the same one that gets sworn into office.

Now let’s talk about your so-called principles for a bit. Some of you would not support President Trump during his campaign, you said doing so against your principles. It would seem that building up debts and running deficits as far as the eye can see is not against your principles. It would also seem that funding Planned Parenthood, an organization you claim to despise, does not go against your principles. It would further seem that stopping or even controlling illegal entry into this Republic would go against your principles. It would seem that the only thing that does go against your principles is losing an election. I don’t know but I have a suspicion that the very same ones who would not support President Trump then are the same ones who are fighting so hard against him now.

You are not Conservatives or Constitutional Conservatives, no matter your claims or the claims of the talking heads. You are republicans, plain and simple. I still would rather be in the company of Skunk than a republican politician. Go ahead prove me wrong.

I might add that the only reason that the conservatives even hang out in you party is that we don’t have any where to else to go. Not yet anyway.

On a personal note. Still looking for a political home. A couple looked “promising”. But that is what you have been doing for years. Promising and never delivering. Probably going to opt to be politically homeless.

DEO VINDICE

Excuse me, your roots are showing

I’m just shocked, shocked I say. Imagine that, out of the Blue comes a spending bill today that fully funds the government through September. Many in America should be seeing Red today, I know I am. No wall no nothing. Leviathan stays in place just as it was and growing, and just as it will be, always growing.

What has happened is further proof that the political interests reign supreme. You in Congress care not about this Republic or its survival. What you do care about is the continued existence and survival of your parties. You will obviously to do what ever is necessary to insure the survival and existence of your parties even if it brings about the total and absolute destruction of this Republic.

Let me remind you of your roots. The Republican Party of today descended from the Free Soil Party, which descended from the Whig Party which descended from the Federalist Party. Quite a history you have. You, the republicans, claim to be the party of Lincoln and of Regan. That may be true but you leave out so much. You throw the name Lincoln around for the benefit of ending slavery. You throw the name of Regan around claiming that he was the most Conservative president in recent history. Even with this you leave out so much. I will get into your “poster children” in later posts. This post is about your party, the one I belong to at this moment, but I am looking for a new political home, short of finding one I may settle for becoming and being politically homeless.

So let’s begin. You are now and always have been the party of “big government” all the way back to Hamilton, Adams and so many more. It was your political ancestors who forced the Alien and Sedition Acts on this Republic. A period of time when speaking out against government or government policies could land a man in prison, force him to pay a fine or both. A time when legal immigration was to say the least, difficult. The year 1798. It was also your political ancestors who gave us what would become the Federal Reserve. The Income Tax, along with the IRS. Shall I continue, or do you wish me to stop? To bad, I shall continue. You have always been and always be the party of Big Business and the interests of big business. You engage in the practice of imposing tariffs that protect big business.

The republican party was never the party of Conservatives, most of you do not know what Conservatism is. Most of those that do know what Conservatism is run from it as if it were the Devil himself. This goes for the talking heads as well. Conservatives believe in a small federal government with strictly limited powers. Conservatives believe that the infinite powers belong to and are retained by the States respectively or to the People. That makes the federal government subservient to the States and the People.

Here are just two of the reasons, many reasons, the republican party can never lay claim to being the party of Conservatism. The EPA was established under a Republican administration. DHS was established during a republican administration. You will use any reason or excuse to grow government. Doesn’t sound like the strictly limited federal government Thomas Jefferson wanted.

Now you send a spending bill to President Trump that funds the government through September. Is funding for Planned Parenthood included? Is funding for the Refugees included? Is funding for Obamacare included? Is funding for the Wall included?

I am sure that this was a bi-partisan effort. The political parties won and America loses again. Did each party get a little something out of this? Just how many pages was this?

It was Lincoln and the big government republicans that laid waste to the South for 4 long years. You were satisfied with that. It was the republicans that sent to South into ruination with reconstruction. Apparently you republicans are not satisfied yet.

You big government republicans politicians along with your big government democrat allies will lay waste to the entirety of this Republic. When you finish that task, you then will send this Republic in to ruination with some sort of reconstruction. Will you then be satisfied? Probably not.

Each day that passes only proves my ancestors correct.

DEO VINDICE