With the uptick in opinion pieces that lament the reasons and results of the last Presidential election, I would like to show you the root of a weed I pulled:
“In other words: Schultz lost her job but kept her party; Reince Priebus kept his job but let a hostile takeover happen on his watch.“¹
– July 2016, Ross Douthat, a conservative opinion writer in the NYTimes
And so in review, Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned as DNC chairperson to clear the Democrat Party nomination for … wait for it … Hillary Clinton … who then proceeded to …
Meanwhile over in the GOP, RRiP (Reince Richard Priebus)
in a great show of leadership yanked proceeded to allow any and all nominees to run unchecked by any GOP standard of conduct or behavior.
I guess that assumes that the GOP had a standard of conduct. But what am I thinking?
This circle of hell includes Their standard of conduct allows for the celebration of passing soulless² legislation with beer and golf cart rides around the White House Rose Garden. Ah! There it is. The standard of behavior. The Prescedense frequently rides around in golf carts too. Oh well.
And RRiP worked as the Teflon Cheetos’ Chief of Staff for all of 7 months! There was a job for RRiP beyond and out of the Republican National Committee. Hmmm. Oh well. The deed was done. The moral death of the GOP started pre-Priebus³, but he delivered a fatal blow in the form of Prescedense Trump.
As such, I offer my “thoughts and prayers” for the survival of the democracy. Possibly the world.
¹Douthat, Ross. “The Normal Party”. The New York Times. 16 July 2016. Web. 1 December 2017.
² If you can think of a stronger descriptor than ‘soulless’ that doesn’t use expletives, please let me know.
Asking for a friend.
³ The moral death and decay of the Democratic Party also started pre-Priebus. IMO, some of the rules for governing in our democracy have not kept pace with technological advances in many fields. That topic is for another time. Another post.