R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., founder and editor of the American Spectator, claims liberalism is dead. It looks to me like the Republican Party is in disarray, befuddled and crying out for help. Asking Mitt Romney to step in and diss Trump. They have two presidential candidates who have the lowest voting records and attendance in Congress, Rubio has produced NO legislation and missed 35 per cent of the votes on bills in congress and Cruz has the third worst attendance and missed 24 per cent of votes in congress. (Republican Lindsay Graham, is in second place, having missed 28 per cent of the votes.) And, their leading candidate continually has a problem with the truth?
The party hopefuls are
confessing to hold their nose if they have to support Cruz. Tyrrell
sizes up President Bill Clinton saying "He did little to resuscitate
liberalism." He may not have resuscitated liberalism, but he turned
the party progressive. He got the country moving. Jobs were soaring, the
biggest national debt in history, at that point, left by Reagan, was
paid off. Clinton poured surplus money into social programs that
conservatives had "borrowed"from like Social Security. And he left us
with a balanced budget, and a huge surplus.
Then G.W. Bush spent it all on a
war started with a lie. His Vice President, Cheney claimed, "...deficits
don't matter." Huh!
And, now Tyrrell for the second time is declaring
that the Democratic Party is a relic? In his words, "It is astonishing
that so few Americans-even conservatives-recognize it." Maybe it is the
Republican Party that needs an autopsy.
People are tired of a
do-nothing congress controlled by conservatives. People are tired of
conservatives starving institutions like the Food and Drug
Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency, and The United
States Forest Service so they can't do their jobs. People are tired of a
party that denies the very existence of science. Looks to me like
revolution in the country and we have Trump and Sanders to thank for