This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Republican Establishment Ain't As Smart as They Think
Sometime readers ask me why I don’t censor the Left on this blog. I say I want everybody to see how out of touch with reality they are.
Now it’s the Republican establishment who are revealing their mind set. Here is a quote from one of our commenters typifying establishment thinking: "Trump's ‘bombastic, loud, obnoxious’ persona may appeal to some rednecks, conservatives, Christians and gun owners, but he will turn off many more Christians, conservatives, Republicans and Independents. Trump and the GOP will go down in flames to Hillary and her liberal allies."
Face it, the establishment did not have a clue that Trump and we disenchanted were out here, even though their failures created us. What now makes the establishment so sure they know anything? It is a new political world. Gallup says: "42% of the electorate now identify as Independents, and only 29% as Democrats, 26% as Republican.
Exit polls, such as the first in New Hampshire, are interesting. Dissatisfaction With Government Runs Deep: 89 percent of Republicans and 61 percent of Democrats have negative views of the way the federal government is working. Few Name Electability As A Top Concern: Just 12 percent of voters in either party said their main concern was choosing a candidate who could win in November. We Are Polarized: Less than a third of voters in either party described themselves as "moderate."
November is light years away. Changes come at warp speed. The past is no longer prologue. Yet, the establishment is so arrogant they are willing to blow up the party just to prove they are smarter than we.
the rest of us.
Posted by Blogger at 5:35 PM