No Duh… We Are in the Midst of Seeing a Party Get Hijacked

See my blog posts at

The Simple Fix for the Republican Party, vis-a-vis the Tea Party (OCT 2013),

THE GOP and Their Trailer Trash Problem (DEC 2013),

Strange Thoughts on Politics – Is the GOP Screwed (DEC 2015)?

Let’s begin now…  today has a short article titled “Could the Republican Party Split?

That links to  this NY Times article:  For Republicans, Mounting Fears of Lasting Split.  If the NYT is finally covering it, it must be almost the final showdown.

This is exactly what I’ve been telling people at least since Mitt Romney’s loss 3 years ago, and maybe all the way back to 2010 when the Tea Party exploded onto the scene. I wold have told people before that, but I had no confidence that the trailer trash people would ever wake up to what the GOP was doing with them.  I always saw the question plain as day:

How can these people keep on voting against their own self interest???!

I don’t think it takes a Nostradamus to have seen the handwriting on the wall. Since Newt Gingrich’s 1994 coup in garnering the allegiance of the Christian fundamentalists, it seemed only a matter of time before some of the trailer trash folks realized that they were being used every election cycle for their votes but ignored when it came time to composing bills in Congress.

For a long time I had thought the shit was going to hit the fan, if these people ever woke up to the way they were being used, but I’d almost given up on it…

The advent of the Tea Party had seemed to me to be overdue.  SOMEONE of the fundies sooner or later was going to realize they weren’t getting anything for THEM.

As the Author at writes today:

Their fears are captured by a remark made by a 62-year-old Trump supporter from New Hampshire who said:The Republican Party has never done anything for the working man like me, even though we’ve voted Republican for years. This election is the first in my life where we can change what it means to be a Republican.That’s precisely what the leadership does not want.

No Duh.

How can these people keep on voting against their own self interest???!

It’s only taken them 16 years to start to wake up to their being HAD.

I guess for the BizRepugs it was a nice ride while it lasted.  But like the housing bubble and the tech bubble, it all had to end sometime.  The tax man is at the door, and the tax bill is. . . . . . DRUMROLL, MAESTRO!. . .. .  YOUR PARTY!

Hahahaha – I can’t TELL you the number of times I’ve asked normal people (as in non-Republican and non-Tea Party), “How can these people keep on voting against their own self interest???!

I mea, this ins’t exactly rocket science.  Here is the step-by-step of how it worked:

  1. Newt Gingrich knew that to gain a solid control of Congress the Republicans needed new blood,
  2. He looked around at anyone who might be enemies of the “Liberals” – meaning Democrats.
  3. He found some enemies.  They were not what I now call BizRepugs.  They were a bunch of people who were socially very conservative, and especially against abortion, gay marriage, immigrants – each for different reasons.  They were Christian fundamentalists.  It’s hard to get much more socially conservative than that.
  4. Long story short, they banded together, even though the BizRepugs had nothing really in common with the Fundies except for their mutual (but not even parallel) hatred of all things Democrat/Liberal.
  5. So, in 1994, with the Fundies in the equation, Bill Clinton got wedgied.
  6. In 1994 all of the Republican Party candidates were BisRepugs.
  7. And in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008.
  8. In all those election cycles next to nothing was ever heard about WHY no actual Fundies were ever put up for office.
  9. (Queue Steve scratching his head at why those dodos kept voting for the rich guys…)
  10. Come 2010 and the birth of the Tea Party.
  11. Come 2010.00000001 and Steve was predicting the end of the GOP as we knew it all those decades.
  12. Come November of 2010, of 2012, of 2014, more and more of the Idiotic Fundamentalist Parrty (known as the SILLY Party in Mony Python) candidates were beating the BizRepugs in the primaries.
  13. There were a few unsettled moments in the GOP, but SOMEHOW the BizRepugs thought it would blow over.  (I guess…)
  14. You’d think that when the Presidential candidates all started to have to suck up to the bat shit crazies (BSCs), someone would have put two and two together and got DIVORCE COMING, FOLKS, DOWN THE ROAD!
  15. Here we are 22 years after Newt sold out his party to the BSCs, and it is only NOW that this possibility is finally being spoken of in mixed company.


Let’s do a tiny bit of math…  Not TOO much, I promise:

If we can believe the results from the voting machines, the country is more or less 50-50 Democrats and Republicans.  Thus, MANY of the races are neck and neck.  A 5-point victory for some reason is seen as a slaughter.

Now, if the Tea Party and the BizRepigs split up, how many votes does each end up with ion each election cycle?  Remember, they are splitting up their COMBINED 50%.

Will the Tea Party get 50% of the 50%?  Or 40% of the 50%?

50% of 50% is 25% of the total vote.  That would leave 25% for the BizRepugs.

40% of 50% is 20% of the total vote.  That would leave 30% for the BizRepugs.

HOW, pray tell, is either one of them supposed to win any statewide seats or national offices?

Which one gets which states?  KS, NE, ND, SD, ID, MT, AK, MS, AR, AL, UT, OK, LA, SC, MY, TN – is there a ONE of those that the BizRepugs can win without their Fundie friends?  Is there any point to caring about any of those?

In a 3-way race, can the BizRepugs win all of PA, OH, MI, FL, TX, WI, IA, CO, IN?

NOT A CHANCE IN HELL.  ALL of those go Democrat in a 3-way race.

But the electoral votes for ALL those listed barely makes enough – only 272.  So losing even a 3-EV state like Wyoming loses the White House.

Since the MOMENT Newt Gingrich brought the Fundies aboard, what was always likely to happen is now DAMNED SOON inevitable.  They are like water and oil.  They HAVE no common interests, other than their hatred of all things Democrat and all things Liberal.  They’ve THOUGHT that that was enough.  We are finding out now how precarious things have been for the GOP.

It only worked while the bat shit crazies were too stupid to realize they were being used.  The moment they woke up, the shit was going to hit the fan.  Welcome to bat shit crazy fan time, folks!

The enemy of my enemy is NOT my friend.  He is a bastard who is going to stab me in the aback someday, when it suits him.

Newt Gingrich KILLED the GOP.

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