Donald Trump’s rise in the polls can be attributed to many things: anger, frustration, red meat rhetoric, reality show fascination or low information voters. I’m sure you can add other causes to that list.
The real blame & the real reason for Trump’s current position in polls is because of “Institutionalized Republicans” & their close cousins “Institutionalized Journalists” & “Institutionalized Political Commentators”.
I have grown so tired of hearing & reading about “establishment Republicans” as much as I have grown weary about the term “RINO”. Both terms should be retired permanently. Both terms have become as non-threatening as when the left uses “racist” to describe nearly any action/law/principle with what conservatives believe or disagree.
For myself, I have begun using the term “institutionalized” instead of “establishment” or “RINO”.
Why use the word “institutionalized”? Because that word’s definitions fit perfectly for our “establishment Republicans or “RINOs”.
Isn’t this what the Republican Party, or Democratic Party, actually is? An institution? They promote their own cause. They are part (or the head of) a multitude of organizations both within the party structure or outside the party structure, i.e. PACs. At least the public part of it, certainly not the educational or charitable part.
Because really, isn’t this where most of them actually should be? Too harsh? Look at it this way…
Tell me that those Republicans we love to hate, those in power, those decision makers, intraparty policy gurus/wonks/morons don’t belong in an institution for suffering some sort of mental delusion? Why? Because they completely ignore that people are angry because they feel alienated from the very people they voted for (or against) hoping that they would just “do something”. The GOP rode into a majority, guns a-blazin’ yet soon as they were sworn in…back to the same ol’ same ol’. Nothing has changed. Nobody addressing every day American’s concerns. They’re just sitting back watching The Great Leader thumb his nose at the Constitution, the people, the GOP & common sense in general. All that happened in November 2014 was [mc_name name=’Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000146′ ] & [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ] changed job titles. The fact that the “institutionalized GOP” & their cohorts don’t realize this is why they should be institutionalized. Love him or hate him, at least Trump not afraid to lay it out there. It’s much more than anyone in the Beltway has been willing to do. While the left & the media call Trump crazy, they are actually the crazy ones.
Again, isn’t this precisely what we rip on the “establishment” & “RINOs”? A pattern of behavior. Their relationships. All of which becomes part of that Republican party fundamentals. Many of the current politicians, journalists and political commentators fail to think outside of the box or just tell it like it is – consequences be damned. The very thing that has help rise Trump to the top of the polls. They truly have become institutionalized not unlike Brooks in Shawshank Redemption. Although someone doesn’t have to be in 50 years. It can only take 1 or more terms in office before they are lost to the “institution”. Look at [mc_name name=”Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)” chamber=”house” mcid=”K000378″ ] as a perfect example. Rode in on the Tea Party wave & now? He spouts the “institutional Republican” one-liners as if Karl Rove had his hand up Kinzinger’s backside like some Jeff Dunham puppet.
So blame the “institutionalized Republicans, journalists & commentators” for Trump’s rise. Blame their allies like [mc_name name=”Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”G000359″ ] running for President in order to siphon off enough votes to ensure a Bush-Clinton rematch. Either way, remember, they’re not establishment or RINO…they’re institutionalized.
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