Living here in the deep South, you get use to pests invading your home other parts of the country would find gross. You have to be on a regular spraying program to prevent the hundreds of insects that live here from invading. And, keep the screen doors shut or ground squirrels, mice, and rats may also invade. But, if you do get an infestation of fleas, bedbugs, cockroaches or mice, do you burn the house down? The GOP has now been invaded by Trump and his followers. His supporters range from low IQ types that want to shot people coming across the border to political hacks that want to keep their government jobs.
I would suggest we do not need a third party, we just need to energize the base of the GOP. We tend to blame Trumps rise on the $2 Billion in free airtime he has gotten but the truth is the GOP has just failed to turn out the vote. So, don’t blame Trumps success on the MSM, blame it on ourselves. Please stay with me for a moment:
Here in Georgia, according to my county chair, ONLY 15% of registered Republicans bothered to vote in the primary. Of those, along with independents and some Democrats, Trump got 38% of the votes. This means that 4 out of 100 registered Republicans (approximately) gave the win to Trump. The same holds true in almost all of the primary races I have looked at (notice I said almost).
Trump will probably be the GOP nominee, not because of his genius but because the “silent majority” has once again remained silent. Say it anyway your wish: “The fault is not in the stars, it is in us.” Or as the POGO comic strip once said: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” We do not need to burn the GOP down and start again, we need to make our registered votes care enough to vote. If registered Republicans continue to stay home, silently, we will get exactly the government we deserve. In 2016, staying home has given us Trump as our nominee.
(Comparing Trump to a crazy ground squirrel running around inside your house is too easy. Aren’t you glad I didn’t give in to the temptation?)