Thank you and a prayer over this past Memorial Day to all our veterans who gave all.
And hope everyone had an enjoyable long-weekend as well…
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Being President of the United States is so…passé…these days. I mean anyone can be President, amirite?
As a matter of fact, that is the trope put out to every kid before bedtime, right? Anyone can be President. Maybe even YOU, young Donald. Or even YOU, young The Rock.
But to be a Founder. That’s something.
To be one of a very select few, THAT’s a bigger deal than simply having access to the launch codes.
Looking back at an October 2016 appearance by The National Review’s Jonah Goldberg’s on This Week with George Stephanopoulos…
Jonah and George and some others were discussing the upcoming disastrous 2016 Presidential election where Donald Trump gets trounced by Hillary Clinton, and then goes on to create his own network and doesn’t “play nice” with the shadow party Republicans.
Jonah goes on to say (in October 2016, mind you):
Goldberg: We could see…I would PREDICT that we are going to see a new party emerge.
Because there is just no way that you can reconcile people, like me, who want a limited government, individual liberty, Constitutionalism — with a populist, ethno-Nationalist…
Stephanopoulos: Is it the end of the Republican Party?
Goldberg: It’s entirely possible.
This is still interesting stuff.
Many see the coming 2018 mid-terms as a disaster for the Republican party — though mainly in the House, as the Senate looks safer.
Does the traditional conservative side of the party still see Trump in the way Goldberg described him?
Though it is difficult to find a Republican who is generally willing to support President Trump — but wouldn’t also claim to want “limited government, individual liberty, Constitutionalism”.
That’s sort of the problem party coup-plotters would have.
But say the GOP DOES lose the midterms like Goldberg was predicting Trump would lose to Hillary. Does President Trump goes his own way? In order to “keep winning” he’d have to make deals with the Democrats, thereby diminishing his Conservative cred (though somehow Reagan made that work).
And in the end, maybe room for that new party?
Or at least an effort towards one?
Remember when someone — someone loved by National Review — proposed that an alternative to the Republican nominee be sought? (And then just a wee bit of wailing and gnashing of teeth ensued.)
Well Politico recently interviewed Nebraska’s junior Senator and asked him what the Republican Party stands for today.
His response: “I don’t know.”
Asked for one word to describe the Republican Party, he again came up with two: “question mark.”
Hmm. Whither the Republican Party, eh?
Go big or go home.
Dennis and Jonah
Jonah Goldberg, seemingly one of those conservatives Prager speaks of, isn’t digging it.
Neither argument seems fully-baked.
As noted above, probably not the last of it.
Maybe too quick on the draw when noting that Senator Deb Fischer doesn’t have an opponent yet for 2018.
Something called “Nebraska Awake and Rising” seems to have a candidate named Douglas Whitmore who is and/or may be running in 2018.
Sure this is all based on a Facebook page with 90 “Likes”…but still!
“…one so true…”
Hey, and good-on the Nebraska Radio Network’s Brent Martin for his mention of Senator Fischer’s meeting with the Secretary of Agriculture at her ranch.
Still curious that much of the press in the Eastern part of of the state more-or-less ignored this visit.
But there’s always time to catch up…