A Tale of Two Constituencies
Though the grand speeches, empty chair, and worst of all the booing of God was the talk of the convention, what flew right by the American conscience was the thuggish power grab of both parties elites.
The Republican elites were more subtle. When the rules committee met for their usual 4 year “pow wow” Romney campaign lawyer, Ben Ginsberg, showed up and pushed for changes to the party’s rules governing the binding of delegates and the way rules are to be revised in the future.
Next was the Kabuki theatre pseudo “rules motion” on the floor where elite Republicans moved to seize control of the party platform process and squash out the voices of “Tea Party” citizens. Their hit man John Boehner pounded the gavel and the rules into place over the obvious disagreement of the same people who resurrected the Republican Party from the abyss. Nice way to say thanks.
This imperious move was short sighted and boorish but paled in comparison to the Democrat elites who defied reality three times and over the overwhelming dissent of their delegates added two words Jerusalem and the name of God back to their platform. This was not a power grab, but a do over. Apparently Democrats are pandering to so many different groups they forgot to pander to people of faith, and they were determined to correct that. Like by Mom told me “the more lies you tell, the more you have to remember.”
Both parties are obviously in panic and ready to violate the principal of “we the people” in a desperate attempt to keep their seat at the table of power. Control of the Treasury is more important than Liberty.
This is what happens when some people reach or attain wealth and power they become surrounded by yes men and hangers on who convince them how brilliant and noble they are. They begin to believe that most people are beneath them, less informed, lacking vision and incapable of grasping the nuances of society that only these chosen elites can understand. As long as the cadre of quislings keeps pumping their ego, they will become tyrants because their conscience and their judgment have been obliterated.
The more the commoners resist, the more these elites will flex their muscle to squash these troublemakers “for their own good.” That’s what we saw at the conventions, a desperate attempt to hold on to power.
It’s too bad because if these aristocrats would just listen to these plebeians they would be able to hang on to their precious powerful positions, and we would all continue to prosper but alas, they are nowhere near as smart as they think they are. They are not as insightful and eventually they will be cast aside by the same people who they once fought to gain their trust, people who once believed and respected them.
History is filled with examples of citizens ridding themselves of self-appointed masters. The more these rulers crack down, the faster they bring on their demise. Republicans will fight for Liberty and Democrats will fight for…err… against…I guess…God.