This is fun! Evidently the GOP is getting ready for a “brokered” convention. National Review assures us that this is unlikely, but notes that if the big money boys stick around juuuuust long enough…. nudge nudge, wink wink, here’s lookin’ at you, Yeb. And you, Marco, a.k.a. the Emergency Backup Yeb.
The idea, of course, is to cornhole Trump at all costs. If I had the energy, I’d write something about caesarism, since, you know, from the GOP hack’s perspective it’s far better to lose than to win the wrong way. If it weren’t so depressing, I’d detail how reliably these “anyone but So-and-So” maneuvers end up not only putting So-and-So on the throne, but making him super popular, too. If I weren’t so sick of it all, I might even indulge in some philosophical speculation about folly and the fanatical avoidance of reality.
But let’s take the easy layup: Whatever happens, 2016 is the end of the two-party system.
We all know that, whatever pledges to the contrary he may have made, if Teh Donald doesn’t get the Republican nomination, he’s going 3rd party. He pretty much has to at this point — the Iowa caucuses are 2 months away, and even if he doesn’t win*, there don’t seem to be any realistic scenarios where he loses big. And, it seems, if Teh Donald does win the nomination, the rest of the GOP is going to go 3rd party. They’ve all but said so, several times.
And there you have it. The Republican Party is no more, one way or the other. Unless everyone gets behind Trump 100%, right now, the GOP is done.
But wait… it gets worse. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that not only does Trump go 3rd party, but he wins a three-man race between himself, Hillary, and whatever cuck emerges from the rump GOP – probably Rubio at this point. And that opens the floodgates. Even Hillary’s campaign people don’t like her — I am of course biased, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an obviously unlikeable candidate thrown up by any party. And if Trump can do it, why not Sanders? Just as the GOP fractures into “Cuck” and “Maverick” wings, so the Dems will break into “Socialist” and “Moonbat” wings.
Before fascism finally descends on us, in other words, we might see two or three elections with multiple different parties slugging it out, Euro-style. That’ll be a hoot. Pass the popcorn!
*He might lose. I’m pretty familiar with Iowa, and I can assure you that the rest of the country’s complaints about the caucuses are fully justified. Iowa is a deep red state turned purple by farm subsidies. That’s why no-hopers like Mike Huckabee and Michele Bachmann clean up there — they can preach the Gospel of Corn Socialism without having to worry how it plays nationally.