As August becomes September, and the November elections loom ever closer, the GOP’s internal battle shows no signs of resolving to an uneasy truce. Indeed for many, no common path forward can be found and the GOP has hit rock bottom — it is a moment of pessimism, a moment of little if any hope. Human nature has shown that in such times, and only then, is a moment of clarity possible. And if the reader will allow, I would like to humbly offer one.
Trump’s candidacy is a reaction, a symptom to an underlying malady. The Tea Party, whether or not supportive of Trump, is another such reaction. Yet another is any talk of “Ruling Class,” “Establishment,” or “Elites.” So many symptoms exist which make obvious that there is something very, very wrong with Washington DC, and the People sense it. The Democrats are malignant, the Republicans are complicit, the Media are corrupt, and the People, especially those who sense that something is wrong, are considered the enemy. Just how deeply these previous statements are regarded as true is the fuzzy but deep line along which the GOP is divided. Any possible reconciliation of the disparate GOP factions must address this division. Moreover, it must do so in a manner which is a return to the very roots of the party.More