The Problem with Republicans, Democrats, and Political Elites

The Problem with Republicans, Democrats, and Political Elites
The Problem with Republicans, Democrats, and Political Elites

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Washington DC is broken. I’ll grant you that government is supposed to be slow and deliberative. Politicians have now gone beyond Republican or Democrat, beyond partisan politics.  The Party of Washington opposes President Trump because the President wouldn’t let the political hacks load up bills with as much pork as they want.  That means that the political Party of Washington can’t earn the political kickbacks they are used to.  The Party of Washington includes both Elite Republicans and Elite Democrats.  They hate Trump and work to undermine him. What does this mean for us and what should we do about it?

“I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or it they try, they will shortly be out of office.” Milton Friedman

It is usual for the party out of power to criticize the party in power. Elitist Democrats also despise President Trump. The Dems don’t condemn him with such vitriol because Trump is a Republican. They condemn Trump because he is a Conservative. That makes him an anathema to both the big government Democrat and Republican Elites. The elites are creatures of government and they always want more power. It is their cure-all to fix society’s ills. They also want more money, both for themselves and from us.

Elitists politicians spend billions on earmarked projects. They get millions of dollars in kickbacks from overpaid contractors. That is why most career politicians are millionaires after a few years.  This isn’t a battle between Republicans and Democrats, but between the Elites; the Party of Washington versus the parties of the voters.

The clear and convincing evidence is in front of us.  Look at the special election taking place in Alabama.

There is a race to replace former Senator, and now Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. The Party of Washington is extremely nervous that they don’t slip into the political minority. The Elite Republicans spent tens of millions of dollars on the primary race that was sure to go to a Republican. Their candidate was another DC elitists. The DC insider lost the election, gathering only 9 votes for every 11 his opponent received. The Republican Establishment candidate lost even though independent campaign expenditures contributed over $100 per vote towards his election. The winner spent a small fraction of that amount.  The winner is Judge Roy Moore.

The Republican Establishment candidate lost even though independent campaign expenditures contributed over $100 per vote towards his election. The winner spent a small fraction of that amount.  The winner is Judge Roy Moore.
The Republican Establishment candidate lost even though independent campaign expenditures contributed over $100 per vote towards his election. The winner spent a small fraction of that amount.  The winner is Judge Roy Moore.

Could Republican candidates across the country have used those tens of millions of campaign dollars in other elections..say in Virginia? The DC establishment doesn’t want to lose a swing vote.  Like Trump, Judge Moore is hated by the elites of both parties.

There are very few small government Democrats in office.  The Democrat party officially shifted to big government socialism. They now represent tax consumers rather than taxpayers. The Republican Elites can make money with Socialists, whether as a majority party or as a minority party out of power.  The Republican Elites would rather elect a Democrat than a small-government tea-party republican.

The Elites are in office for the money. We can vote them out of office any time we’re willing to read their record. Now, would be a good time to start.

About Rob Morse

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor

  • 9 thoughts on “The Problem with Republicans, Democrats, and Political Elites

    1. what we have in the DISTRICT OF CRIMINALS IS A UNIPARTY.
      AND IT WORKS AGAINST WE THE PEOPLE, PRESIDENT, AND CONSTITUTION..

    2. Rob Morris wrote a good article here and it says the same thing we have been been saying for a long time. Get rid of the crooks that have their hand out. Term limits is an important step forward. The pictures of John Conyers trying to walk through the halls is totally ridiculous. The eighty-nine year old can’t even walk straight up, so try to tell me his brain still works as good as a much younger person. Some of these members of congress are just greedy and do not want to give up the cash. Draining the swamp means getting rid of crooked congress people and the obumer holdovers from all departments in the government.

    3. There have been many discussions here and elsewhere about the 2A, and how government and the courts view it. We all agree that it’s our right to own a firearm. We’re just spinning our wheels. Discussions are good, but action is better. What we need is a “grass-roots” organization that will be active, and not just politically active. The NRA, GOA, and other 2A groups do not really do much representing us. Their objective is raising money for political activities (they say). I see very little progress in protecting our 2A rights from these groups. The NRA, for example, is into health insurance and other types of business not even related to the 2A. The NRA pittles around the halls of Congress with little success. I’m a NRA member myself, but I’m having a lot of doubt about staying a member.

      1. @Charlie, Actually the NRA has been hugely successful in “effecting” politicians, and the NRA backs many local affiliates’ law suits, again successfully. And there are lots of other successful 2nd Amendment organizations, but I am interested in what “action is better” do you have in mind.

        1. I think its all coming down to an inevitable action, that is if we are serious and not so attached to our lives. I think some are going to have to forego theirs so the rest can keep theirs. And isnt that what Ameri a is? What do our soldiers do? They are willing to lay it all down for the rest of America. I took that oath in 87 and would still honor it today, tomorrow or next week.

      2. Generally, I am in agreement. I have said, for a very long time, that we do not need the NRA, GOA, and a thousand other organizations asking me for donations. What we need is an organization which includes ALL such organizations.

        Custer, and others in similar dire circumstance, would very likely have felt far more at ease looking out and seeing small bands of armed opponents rather than one great mother of all armies riding down him and his men.

        The NRA has had a lot of success over the years though even members have cursed them for always asking for more money. Imagine, if the word went forth that ALL pro-gun organizations were banding together and that we were going to use our collective funds and voting power to protect our rights at the federal, state, and local levels.

        Out of 320 million people, only about 5 million are NRA members. That leaves a very large number of pro-gun people who are NOT members. (I do not understand how the left believes that the NRA is so all powerful when they consist of about 1% of the entire population… even the gays are said to be about 10% of the population.) The NRA is known as the conservative old White guy club. Yet there are a great many liberals who are pro-gun. Where I live, even liberal Californians favor their guns (although many of them need some education in what is and what isn’t a machine gun.)

        I don’t advocate gun groups giving up their sovereignty. They should still be the neighborhood club, nor sign on to ideals with which they may disagree (NRA has had a problem with that.). But they should align themselves with a groups like the NRA or GOA in order to gain strength. And the NRA, GOA, etc, might want to consider some sort of affiliate membership.

    4. We the People can fire the whole corrupt lot of nincompoliticians, but only President Trump can fire the whole corrupt lot of deep state, Obama holdovers, populating the USDOJ in the Washington, DC office and the FBI in the Washington office. Main Justice and Fat Boy Institute HQ are forming the bulk of the “Resistance” to the Trump presidency. This situation could be resolved in an afternoon press conference.

    5. The real problem is that Democrats and today’s Republicans are the two wings of the same loathsome Socialist carrion-feeder. The USA needs anew, paleo-Conservative third party before it becomes the USSA.

      1. Agreed but our view is a minority view. Most people think McCain, DiFi, Pelosi, McConnell are doing just fine and will continue to re-elect them. They could care less if the America we know is changed forever as long as they get their checks from the government.

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