In case you haven’t heard, the Republican Party has gone the way of the Edsel.
When you get to the point of having the RNC Chairman [Michael Steel] trying to hold on to his turf from the likes of a fat radio personality pig [Rush Lintbag] only to apologize to him for daring to stand up to him, well it’s time to write the obituary for the GOP.
Rush wants to see Obama fail. Rush wants to see everything fail, including the Republican party. He will get his wish. Rush personifies everything afflicting the conservative movement and the process of self-cannibalization has just begun.
We have a major realignment taking place in this country and because of the dire straits we find ourselves in – economically – the time is ripe for a complete upheaval of the conservative movement and the corporate status quo as we have come to know it in our lifetime.
How low can the Dow go – pretty low, apparently. How big can the implosions be among the corporate elites – apparently humongous. Even such a premiere company like GE is reputedly on the verge of being the next AIG fatality.
Capitalism has proven itself to be incapable of sustaining itself by subscribing exclusively to the profit motive. It has too many inherent contradictions that will prevent it from escaping the punishing effects of what is going on today.
So what does this bode for the future. Quite simply: a mixed economy, equal parts public sector spending and private/individual consumer spending. The 2/3 consumer – 1/3 government spending model of the past will not hold up any longer. Our world is simply way too complicated and interconnected to continue any longer with a consumer-driven economy. It must be an equal partnership between the public sector and the private sector.
Which leads the discussion back to where this post began, the death of the Republican Party. If there is any one guiding principle espoused by that party it is the notion of free enterprise – or the free market. This concept has morphed unalterably and the mixed economy model is here to stay. The Republican party – as we know it – will fade away and be replaced in time by another competing voice.
When your philosophy gets shoved down your throat you don’t have a leg to stand on. That is where the GOP find themselves today and there is nothing that can revive that party. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
Rush can bray all he wants but he only drives home the point of Republican/conservative obsolescence ever so emphatically. But then this should not be all that surprising for the Republican party has never really been about governing at all but rather the accumulation and exercise of raw, naked power for the monied class.
The money changers have been toppled and with it their mouthpiece – Republicanism.