Forget for a moment what you might think of Republican contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for better or worse. Consider that these two presidential candidates are those whom establishment elites, both Democrat and Republican, find the most odious and consider the most threatening.
First of all, in the case of billionaire Trump: Again, forget the Trump persona and his media presence over the years. Suppose he was just some relatively anonymous, fabulously rich guy with an attitude who didn’t work out of the beltway bordello. Suppose further that he was saying the same things that The Donald has been saying, and that it was resonating similarly with prospective voters. It’s reasonable to assume that voters would respond similarly, since – as so many have pointed out – Trump has not historically been connected to the conservative message. Thus, it is clear that it’s the message, not the man, that is attracting voters.
Now, picture this hypothetical individual communicating the same things coming under identical attack from power structure of both parties, key “conservative” pundits, and the press.
Voters across the political continuum would be up in arms. They would be asking who the hell these people thought they were in abandoning all discussion of the very real and grave issues facing this nation in order to convince us that this person was next in the line of succession to Satan. More importantly, the astute among the electorate would clearly see what is being so evidently illustrated by this marshaling of forces against Donald Trump: That our government has been entirely co-opted by an international socialist oligarchy for which the rule of law, the Constitution, and the welfare of We the People have no significance whatsoever.
And rest assured, if Donald Trump was out of the picture tomorrow, these forces would re-group and focus their attention on Senator Ted Cruz, attempting to make him appear to be every bit as unpalatable as Trump.
The anti-Trump demonstrations and protests we have seen in recent days in Chicago and St. Louis are evidence of this phenomenon. The character of those protesting, their proximity to the Obama regime, and the boilerplate rhetoric (accusations of racism, Nazism, and so forth) betray their affiliations and their agenda. As beltway elites become more desperate, we can count of seeing even more of this counter-culture Astroturf being used to bolster the establishment’s charges that it is Trump, Cruz, talk radio, the Tea Party, or any other handy scapegoat they can think of, who are tainting the political process.
Donald Trump and the “Republican insurgency” in general have been characterized by the establishment machine as ginning up anger as a political tool, when the truth is that the anger that exists has come about as the result of decades of creeping socialism, seven years of this administration’s radical policies, and a Republican Party that has provided nothing more than a weak foil to the left’s coalescing power.
The danger here is that unlike 1968, it is not just radical communists who are driving the bus; these are now acting as surrogates for the entire Washington establishment against the will of American voter. With so much at stake, it’s almost guaranteed to get even uglier than the Summer of ‘68.
Article reposted with permission from Constitution.com.