Is the Tea Party forecasting their future?
I tend to be blasé when offering advice to the conservatives, especially with our history for having to contend with “conservative” Democrats and their staunch and continued support forArizona’s SB 1070 and HB 2281 legislation. And of course, it’s more fun to look at the history and the perceived future that should accumulate for the conservatives in the Republican Party.
Take, for example, the Tea Party firmly believes that the Republican “moderates” lost the election in 1992 and 1996 to Bill Clinton because the Republican Party was controlled by the “moderates” and not the conservatives. And in 2000 and 2004, the only difference was that the “moderate” George W. Bush bamboozled the Tea Party and all because he-Bush, was a RINO and a serial panderer to Latinos. Along comes the election of 2008 and 2012, and again, the Republican Party selected their “moderate” candidate and in these two instances, Senator John McCain and Governor Mitt Romney, could not carry the “moderates” over the goal line and win these two elections. As such, the Tea Party, in its mind’s eye, is now the “victim” and for having been the historical “human sacrifice” for the Republican Party. And they’re not “taking it” anymore, and thusly, “no more moderating!”
And not lost in all this political mish mash and seen from this acute political observer in the Sonoran Desert, McCain’s and Romney’s respective tickets lost due to the not having a full-lawyer complement, while the Obama’s ticket did have the full complement of two lawyers.
Consequently, in 2016, the Tea Party will have two attorneys “at the Ready” with Governor Chris Christie and the new Senator fromTexas, Ted Cruz. More so, since the Tea Party now sees itself as the only “grown-up” in the room among all the available “moderates” in the GOP. And as to the Democrats for the election cycle of 2016, the bench is loaded with attorneys, such as Janet Napolitano, Sonya Sotomayor, Elizabeth Warren and Elena Kagan, and that’s just for starters.
Now, who will be the two-lawyer complement for the “fringe” and that being the Green and Justice Parties?
Of course, the “regressive/progressive” argument is premised on, “Why all the lawyers?”
Now, as to the “tyranny” that’s being envisioned among the Great Attorney Industry, and in particular, the ongoing Federalist Society, much is still to be written, but our future historians will be all over it in the years to come.
In closing, enjoy the “Big Chicken” on this Thursday. (Just a tad of Indigenous humor.)