… AND THE GREAT GOP DIVIDE
|| By FITSNEWS || There’s a phenomenal post on the website Ace of Spades HQ this week breaking down the class warfare currently taking place within the “Republican” party … as evidenced by the populist surge of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
It’s long (that’s what she said) … but it absolutely hits the nail on the head in explaining the fault line keeping the GOP in the electoral wilderness.
“There is a class war within the GOP. There has been for years,” the website observed. “The war is between two groups. My terminology may not be perfect, and there is lots of give in these terms, but the war is between the Middle/Working Class (hereafter just the Middle Class) and Professional Class, which I sometimes call the ‘Comfortable Class.'”
According to the site, the Professional (a.k.a. Comfortable) Class leans hard left because it wants to be accepted by liberals. By the politically correct.
It wants to be in the “cool kid’s club,” in other words.
From the post …
The Comfortable Class is very PC. It has, in fact, incorporated most of the mores and forbiddances of the Establishment Left. When people call members of this class “sort of liberal,” they’re 100% accurate.
This is why you’ll never see true conservatism win in DC — the actual representatives you send to DC are almost entirely members of the Comfortable Class, or soon will be (you become the fish you swim with). And they are in fact much, much closer to the Establishment Left than they are the mores and customs of the Middle Class they are nominally allied with.
That’s true …
In fact some might argue this website – usually a bastion of irreverent anti-PC-dom – has fallen into that “comfortable” mentality via our recent support for taking down the Confederate flag. You know, as opposed to assailing Barack Obama‘s abysmal record of advancing prosperity for African-Americans (a term we never use) as being akin to “Black-on-Black Crime.”
Anyway, Ace of Spades argues the great divide within the GOP is being habitually – and successfully – exploited by the left.
Which is true …
… it is central to the left’s electoral ambitions to constantly stir up fights between the Middle Class wing of the GOP and the Comfortable Class of the GOP.
They are always highlighting these cleavages. Always. Confederate flag? Well, that sure does divide the Middle Class from the Professional Class, doesn’t it?
Guns, gay marriage, etc. The left has profited greatly by the right’s inability to negotiate a united compromise front on these issues, some kind of compromise that the White Working Class and White Comfortable Class can live with.
Instead, both classes are determined to WIN and destroy the other.
So … what’s the answer?
According to Ace of Spades, something resembling a truce – in which the Comfortable Class drops its “passive aggressive sh*t” and the middle class drops its “aggressive aggressive sh*t.”
“All we need to do is forge compromises between each other that we can mutually live with and then go in a united front to face the real enemy,” the site suggested. “Not compromises with the left, but compromises with each other. Or, we can do what we’ve been doing, and just keep on losing, and blaming each other, and just fighting other conservatives.”
Obviously that’s easier said than done … but the logic is sound.
We gave up a long time ago on the GOP being a vehicle for pro-liberty, pro-free market reform in America – and “Republicans” in Washington, D.C. have done absolutely nothing since then to prove us wrong.
In fact the betrayals are mounting …
But Ace’s analysis goes deeper than party labels (even its own assigned class labels) and delves into the core, underlying psychology motivating each group of people – exposing the root issues that keep pitting them against each other again and again and again.
It’s a brilliant piece.
Must-read material …
Trump is saying what most of the “Main Stream” are thinking and saying to each other.
Trump is the only one with the balls to say it out loud. All the rest are pandering, panty wasted, spineless special interest ass kissers.
I wish them the worst.
The less today’s GOPers accomplish the better off the nation.
u are one trick pony
Stay the course.
Ronald Reagan did what he was told not to do—to go to the “rust bucket” states and talk immigration to the Unions. He was successful and won most of those states and the election.
He was open, honest and forthright, and told them how cheap immigrant labor would kill their opportunities. He celebrated the value of their work. He was positive.
If we follow the “corporate republican party’s way-and we have for years- we will become the democrats party lite on immigration and will lose the election..
Trump is correct. He will surprise a lot of people. Good for him. And the shock will do the party good.
Ronald Reagan would be called a ‘RINO’ today
Keep you taxsucking hands off of my stack, John.
… Largest EU concert ever. Celebrating the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
American elections have become about process and messaging, not about problems and solutions. If the GOP continues to play that game we will lose. The lens is provided by the media and they vote dem.
Mr. Trump, tell the truth, say what you want and ignore the press. They will skewer you regardless of what you say and do.
The American people are looking for real leaders, not political creations of the media and campaigns.
Let the media scream and holler and pontificate. The real people of this country will rise up when given the chance.
Give them hell Donald! You can win if you tell the truth as you know it. Even those that disagree with you will respect you.
Just don’t become one of the lifetime pols spewing gobbledygook that are tossed at us every cycle. Be a man!
Shit! The last thing I want is to hear this loud mouth scream and yell for four fucking years.
Turn the TV off and tune back in later. We will handle it the hard work.
if you want the soft sig of conformity and the status quo, you are in luck because you have many choices.
Who is ‘we”?
It doesn’t matter what you hear you have your mind made up and do not have the ability to discern the truth!
Donald Duck ????
What about Goofy?
What about Goofy?
Mickey Mouse wins his divorce:
“Your Honor, I never said Minnie was crazy. I said she was fucking Goofy!“
I could see that cartoon of a Donald Duck, Trey Gowdy ticket based on the names alone.
89$/h0ur I saw the paycheck that said $7798@mk4
97$PERHOUR I saw the paycheck that said $7798@ds9
Who cares about Trump? My ‘sources’ just delivered me a story that will take Hillary out the running forever. After suffering a stroke, she had an android body build and downloaded her brain into it! If she’s elected for pResident then it will never end because androids are immortal. Too late now robot woman, your secret is out! Bye Bye Hillary!!!!
Like that ISIS camp on the border…
One reason I lie Trump is that the establishment of both parties hates him. If elected he will take them to the woodshed while all the rest of candidates would be wining and dining them and helping them fleece this country.
Trump will provide a bit of chaos and bit of stress but he will also provide a path back to a country that works, produces and is happy.
So…what the hell does this have to do with the Biggest, Bestest, Most Luxurious Billionaire in the World? Other than the headline, his name is mentioned once in the article. And the point is, what? That he is too “working-class” for the comfortable class, but not too “comfortable” (aka, richer than all of the working class put together) for the working class? He can get working class people to vote against their best interests just by bloviating ad nauseum about whatever they want to hear? Bravo. Brilliant. Rave on.
Witless, but kudos for knowing a two-syllable word.
Please make Donald your presidential candidate – please!
This way gun control and higher education funding and secular humanism issues will be advanced under Hillary
Thanks for your permission, Mr. Godless Liberal. We will!
You should be really careful what you wish for…..Che and Donald have several things is common:
A substantial % of the population suffering under the yoke of economic disparity that likes their rhetoric
You really don’t know which way the pendulum will swing….Bernie Sanders has more appeal than Hilliary in regard to the above and I doubt Bernie is going to beat her in a primary…meaning Donald might have more of a chance if he won the primary than you think.
trump is to the republican party what an iceberg is to the titanic
Hillary is to socialism what what Woodrow Wilson was to Fascism.
Hillary sinking when stacked against Trump. The entire nation has gone Trump Crazy for him. Haven’t seen this kind of reaction since Ronald Reagan.
It takes at least three Trump Women to make one Hillary rump.
now that is pret-tee good for a Friday afternoon…
Lindsey Graham scratching and clawing for supporters.
… he is toast.
have heard all day. LOL
If you want to read an analysis even more brilliant (and a bit franker) check out:
The Donald says that if Ivanka were not his daughter, he would date her.
Jesus Lord God Jehovah on a strawberry knish! This sick fuck is the new GOP front-runner, people.
huckabee said if if were biblical times that would be cool, and he is the moral wing of their party
FITS … That pop up banner is really screwing up your home page and several others on iPads and certain laptops.
Trump telling and presenting the truth is what propels him but Soros and Wall Street will spend Trump bankrupt.We average folks are ruled by the so called elite and Wall Street.
Leaving the clown Trump out of it, there is class warfare in the Republican party, but I don’t think it has anything to do with a “professional” class. (What social class is that?) The rift is between the Big Business establishment and working class, socially conservative Republicans. You could see that rift in Nikki Haley’s sudden embrace of taking down the flag. You can see it on Gay Marriage and immigration.
The irony is that Trump is 100% a member of the Big Business class. He’s making a parody of the process of pandering to social conservatives, which is really funny to watch.
The GOP base is simply too dumb to figure out that they are totally manipulated and misused by the big money boys. They are allowed to hate and complain, but not to make any decisions.
Who controls the democratic party?
I have been saying for a long time that what the USA needs is a “kick ass businessman”. Trump seems to be rising to that. He is saying what the producing people of America have been saying all along. We see our jobs going everywhere except where we work. We see the various parasite classes rewarded while we get stuck with the bill for their largesse . We see our cultural and spiritual foundations pushed aside for PC. It looks like we have a few things to be PO’ed about. Trump has the fortitude to take a definitive stand. The establishment will try anything to quiet him down. The people of America need to come together, all races, all societal levels, all religious beliefs ,and be AMERICANS again. Let’s give Trump a chance. He might just be on to something..
The Republican Party could win elections into the next century if it would become more pro-environment and become pro-American worker (which would mean less immigration and less globalization). If it shifted to these two areas and retained some semblance of fiscal conservatism and anti-social programs, it would capture millions of new votes. Unfortubately, it’ll never happen as the GOP has sold its soul to the oil companies and the globalization crony capitalist crowd.
Yo…don’t look now, Will, but with a mind that still you out
yourself as a punk lib disgrace
Trying to ply the lie that a rift is why Trump rises, when…his
TRUTH slaps YOU in the face !!!