As I already declared in December 2015, the republic is dead.
What you have seen in the last few months, with dark horse candidates dominating the GOP field, is the dead cat bounce: The notion that an outside candidate such as Trump or Cruz could win the nomination. The possibility of real reform. The possibility of curtailing, even a little, the massive corruption of the oligarchy.
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
The events of the last week now prove that the GOPe will use any means necessary to nominate a candidate whom they own. No matter Jeb’s failure to launch, Rubio’s robotics, nor Romney’s three strikes and you’re out. The nominee must be someone who will not rock the boat, because the establishment (on both sides) is totally immoral and corrupt. It is status quo either way.
This is no screed for Trump, by the way. He’s certainly no conservative, and his behavior demonstrates he would be even more authoritarian than Obama. Just imagine him on the international stage. Countries are laughing at us.
Let’s face it, the GOPe would rather see Hillary win. Yes, really. They are closer to Hillary on policy. Hillary is safe. Hillary won’t take away their toys. Hillary is, in objective reality, one of their own.
Think about the scenarios of how this plays out from here. Visualize for thirty seconds how the general election campaigns play out post-conventions. Can you come up with one scenario where she doesn’t win? Unless she is in jail, I don’t see one.
Silver lining: This event may finally be the tipping point where a large number of sheep wake the hell up and decide not to be sheep anymore. But choosing the red pill isn’t easy.