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Trump and the status quo
By: Luis F. Brizuela Cruz
When Candy Crowley, the CNN moderator during the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, prevented the Republican candidate from extending his remarks against the President about his performance in the case of Benghazi, Libya, the republican aspirations of defeating Obama a month later in the presidential elections of 2012 became practically extinguished. Romney did not pursue the issue further during the debate and appeared conformed with the outcome even after the conclusion of the crucial event. As if to seal the fate of the conservatives, during the vice presidential debate between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden, the latter achieved a narrow victory by simply using the word “malarkey” when referring to comments by his Republican rival. A brilliant Paul Ryan seemed stupefied throughout the debate against an opponent of lesser intellect and far from reversing the bluster of indiscreet Uncle Joe, Ryan limited his strategy to basically concede to his rival.
Obama and Biden were reelected in November of that year.
As expected of a young and skilled politician, Ryan would later on be named Speaker of the House, harbinger of his future in American politics, while Romney, on the other hand, was literally “placed back on the shelf” as the man who lost against Obama in 2012.
This year of new presidential elections and the surge in the contest of a sui generis character named Donald Trump, the status quo of American politics has been jolted possibly more dramatically than in any previous time during the history of the nation. Not only have the pundits of the “party of the donkey” abruptly turned their attention to the phenomenon called Trump, deeming his intrusion as a possible spoiler of their extensive and seemingly unflappable socialist agenda, but the “pachyderms” have also awakened from their comfortable lethargy and complacency to realize that they must take serious action on this matter; not necessarily against their archrivals, but in reference to the character who may alter their own ambivalent agenda.
Such has been the dismay of conservatives with the unexpected avalanche generated by the eccentric real estate mogul transformed into a celebrity and now aiming for the highest office of government, that the “party of the elephant” opted to “dust off” Mitt Romney and released him in mimic of a “drone attack” against the troglodyte candidate suddenly turned spokesman for a new silent majority of Americans. The strategy to bring Romney to political relevance and have him lecture voters on the dangers that Trump can represent did not seem to have any effect on a growing demography jaded and exhausted from a socio-political inertia, which seems to have stirred the proverbial vessel in the direction of a fatalistic abyss that would mark the end for the most modern and benevolent of all earthly empires.
Jeb! definitely could not find enough energy to even take the fight to Trump and with his departure from the republican contest the plans of a “Bush, the Third” quickly evaporated. Marco Rubio, probably upon request by the “elder elephants”, may have equivocated his strategy, as he descended from his pedestal of apparent impeccability to confront the vulgar narcissist at his level. Rubio’s image and the notion of him becoming the conservative version of J.F.K. in future years may have suffered an irreversible setback. The fervent, brilliant and petulant Ted Cruz -not exactly a favorite within the rightwing establishment- has become the party’s default candidate while Kasich remains as the “hole card”, should the republicans reach the forbidding “contested convention”, where no candidate would arrive with the required number of votes needed for the automatic nomination. There were rumors about Paul Ryan, but the Speaker ruled out such an alternative, possibly trying to avoid a similar fate as Marco Rubio’s and putting at risk a promising future for himself.
If we gather the facts presented and some valid definitive assumptions which can be derived from them, we can deduce that the two political parties that govern us could very easily be working together under the premise of an untold preconceived agreement -though not necessarily fully sketched with cold accuracy to a perfect science.
Is it possible that Romney and Ryan were “instructed” not to offer a substantial resistance during the campaign of 2012, therefore allowing the completion of a higher plan of social engineering, which had started with the election four years earlier of the first black US President? Did national hero John McCain, with his adulations of Obama at the time, also share some involvement in this process that seemed to serve the priorities of both, Republicans and Democrats?
Could Hillary Clinton be presently marching, undisturbed, to what has been considered, beforehand, as a coronation rather than a nomination? Is the hippy fixated in the sixties, Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party’s version of Trump or just an accessory of the She-Clinton’s campaign? The American political establishment is indebted to Hillary Clinton and her election may be a mandatory step in the path of the aforementioned American social engineering scheme. Clinton’s surprise setback against Obama in 2008 could have altered the original script that suggested the arrival of a female president prior to an African American. The script resulted somehow inverted and America was left to deal with the curious case of Barack Hussein Obama, a hybrid version of a black commander in chief. Either way, the order of the factors may not have altered the catastrophic product.
If nominated by the “elephants” and as improbable as it may be, elected President of the United States, the question remains: will Donald Trump be the man who would change the course of the country and therefore the world, or will he eventually also enlist himself in the colossal Country Club of American politics, thus preserving the decadence of the status quo?
Perhaps it may not even be necessary to get to November to find the answer to some of these questions.
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