Requiem for the Two Parties
05 March 2016 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
If Trump is rising like a Phoenix from the ashes of the Republican party's field of fools, with Mitt in the wings wanting in, thinking he is a messiah by comparison to the likes of Rubio and Cruz, then we have Sanders and Clinton dividing up the democratic party between true progressives and the republican Lites. The Trump and Sanders wings define the ruination of the borrowed political parties from which they run. Both are really independents flying on borrowed wings.
Considerably more is at stake here than who wins the election. The two parties are themselves at stake. Both are in serious trouble, with the republicans closer to ruination than the democrats, as its current field of players makes clear. But the democrats are in trouble too, because the refurbished progressives in the party are not going to go away. The republican Lites, such as Obama and Hillary, are badly on the defensive. They control the party machinery, but that is only for now. Things will change, I submit.
Enough of letting the republican Lite democrats accommodate and kowtow to the hard core republicans and letting those republicans define the agendas and economic policy. War is coming within the party. The progressives won't go away this time. They might regroup, but not go away.
We observe the prelude to the Requiem for America's political parties as we know them. Americans are tired of the awful, trip-stumble-and-fall policies that have been guiding this country. They, in their various voices, whether for Trump or Sanders, want change and want change big time. They realize that can only come from the demise of the political parties' present establishments and a rebirth in some other form. It won't happen tomorrow, but now, it will happen.