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December 16, 2015

Jeb Bush Threatens to Kill the Republican Party

Fitting, that the Establishment should be the ones to put the gun to the sick party's head and put it out of its misery.

Jeb Bush is considering making a flat declaration that if Trump should win the nomination, he won't vote for him. Fine, except it's been the Establishment's matra forever that we must all Go Along to Get Along.

Allah writes:

If Jeb Bush, establishment princeling, were to declare that heíll have no part of a Republican Party with Donald Trump as nominee, Trump fans will laugh and extend their middle fingers and other voters will marvel at how quick the elites are to abandon the GOP when itís having a rare populist moment. The donor class are all proud Republicans right up until the moment they canít get their way, at which point they're gone. Why should grassroots conservative continue to turn out for lackluster establishment nominees like McCain and Romney if donors wonít return the favor for Trump?

Drew made a point about this a few months ago: the US Chamber of Commerce made similar noises about defecting if their agenda of corporate welfare and government hand-outs weren't greeted more solicitously.

Thus the double-standard so many complain about: The Establishment tells the grassroots not to make demands, and to remain loyal to the party no matter how little of its agenda is pressed for, while the Establishment and the pampered corporate wing feel pretty damn comfortable serving up ultimatums and splitting from the party if their agenda isn't eagerly serviced.

How many times has this happened? The Establishment behaves as if it has a kingly Right to Rule. How many times has a Tea Partier lost to an Establishment figure, only to dutifully endorse and campaign for the Establishment winner; and how many times has a defeated Establishment fuck turned around and betrayed the party by throwing the race to a Democrat?

The hell with you. May the devil take you all.

So fine: As we've been saying, Burn It Down. You're Democrats anyway; you're just more realistic than the normal Democrat about how much of your income you're willing to hand over to the government to redistribute to strangers.

I'm sure you can make some compromise with them; you're good at compromising with Democrats. A 70% top marginal tax rate? Split the difference, it's all good.

So go.

Go, and go to hell.

Maybe It's Time For The Party To Excommunicate Mike Murphy:

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