Democrats and the GOP Establishment have lost control of the political process. They can’t count on the mainstream media to do their bidding because of the rise of alternative media.
There’s also the problem of conservative Republicans pushing back, not apologizing for their views, and not being able to control elections. As the Kentucky governor’s race showed, Republicans win big if they stick to issues the conservative base supports: pro-life, anti-same-sex marriage, and Tenth Amendment principles. Matt Bevin has said he will tell the EPA to “pound sound” if the agency rules against Kentucky’s coal industry.
“The powers not given to the Federal government are the province of the States,” Bevin has said. “These cases always come down on the side of the States. Never in the history of the world, has there been such a demand for coal, and Kentucky is sitting on an abundance of it. We will tell the EPA and other unelected officials — who have no authority over Kentucky as a state — to ‘pound sand.’ They have no legal authority and all they can do is sue; and in the meantime, Kentucky will do what it wants.”
The GOP Establishment doesn’t like these trends. They like Big Government as much as Democrats. The only difference is in the beneficiaries of Big Government. They will fight tooth and nail to get one of their guys in the White House. Some have theorized that these Republicans would rather have Hillary Clinton as President than Ted Cruz because they could work with Mrs. Clinton in a quid pro quo relationship. She and her fellow-Democrats would get their money train, and the Republicans would get theirs.
So it’s not surprising that Republican Senators have dumped Jeb Bush for Marco Rubio:
“’Republican Senators are turning their hopes for the presidential nomination from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to one of their own: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio,’ The Hill reports.
“‘Marco’s in the driver’s seat. There’s a lot of disappointment in Bush’s performance,” a GOP senator who requested anonymity told The Hill.
“That lawmaker said Bush could still climb back from his sinking poll numbers, but others disagreed, saying Bush’s lackluster performance isn’t likely to turn around.” (H/T: Newsmax)
One GOP senator who backed former President George H. W. Bush said Jeb “is in big trouble” because his policies are not supported by the Republican base. “They see him as the epitome of a bought and paid-for establishment candidate.”
Neither Trump nor Carson has what it takes to be president. While each of them has done a great job of firing up the base, but when you drill down to their actual positions both of them come up short.
Ted Cruz is the more consistent candidate. He’s been willing to take on the President, the Democrats, the media, and the GOP Establishment. As a result, for the Republican Senate majority, it’s ABC – Anyone But Cruz, even if the anyone is Hillary.
The Republicans don’t want someone like Cruz who will lead in terms of the Constitution and deny them tax-payer goodies. He has challenged his own party and the Democrats directly. Take a look at this short video of him going after Harry Reid and the Democrats over Sanctuary Cities. When even leftist San Francisco rejects Sanctuary Cities, you’ve got to question the sanity of Reid and the Democrats:
Cruz has now set his sites on Rubio, describing him as a “moderate.” In political-speak, that means “establishment.”