Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cool, sunny, beautiful island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on a Friday morning here at the Hyannis/Hyannis Waterfront(s), this Ninth Day of October, 2015. Looking above you may make out two Cormorants, extended wings and all; awaiting the wind to dry them, so they can fly once again…
I guess they didn’t get the memo.
Perhaps akin to how the Republican party must feel ‘…at this juncture’ (credit: 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush). The U.S. House of Representatives will officially be without a Speaker soon, although current Speaker (3rd in line to the president), John Boehner said he would stay on for a spell, as the GOP senior members scramble to find a new leadership model to lead this brave group of men and women on the right. Heroically marching forward in a quest to destroy democracy with that little letter ‘d’, all while bankrupting the nation, smiling as OUR environment, school systems, municipalities, roads, bridges, the the sense of community at large, falls away to dust, whilst their handlers, the plutocratic men behind the curtain, pull the levers of legislation, ever recreating the country in their own best interests…
Word is on the street that Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has been slated to take that coveted ‘front runner’ position, as it has been abdicated by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who bowed out of what looked like a shoe in for the job. Some say, however, he would not have made the vote, needing 218 to win. Paul Ryan could very well be, as Mitt Romney mistakenly stated when he introduced him as his running mate back in 2012 as ‘the next president of the United States…’. So, one must wonder, ‘does Paul really want that job?’ Just ask John, he’ll tell ya!
There’s no honor among thieves. Thus, with all the contradiction and corrosive policy planks on the right colliding and at odds, one might conclude this latest identity crisis will not bode well for their overall 2016 presidential chances. Nor will shutting down the government. Although, ‘at this juncture’, whatever this “not your grandfather’s GOP” does in this early part of the 21st century is not surprising. Most, if not all, of the puppets in Congress, those with a ‘R’ next to their name, are “not ready for prime time”. Where is the honor in serving two masters? Universally known as impossible?
If the Republicans want to start winning again, they must start by being honest with ‘the American people’. Just come out and be truthful and sincere when you say, “…we don’t care about you in the slightest, and that is evidenced by OUR actions as a party on the whole for the past, oh, fifty years or so. Plus, we are not really in charge, ‘they’ are, don’t look! So have a heart, and vote Republican come November, 2016. I mean stand up for Christmas for gosh sake! We will make sure that vote in this pivotal and historic American 2016 presidential race is a vote against your own BEST INTERESTS. Thank you and may God continue to Bless America!”
“Here’s some alcohol, a pack of Lucky Strikes, 1776 channels of crap on a big, shiny, hypnotic machine and a remote control, have at it!”
Have a nice day and weekend ahead folks–AHOY!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M