Episode 28. September 20, 2019 CLP Topic Category: Vichy Republicans. Title: In The War For the Soul of America, Conservatives Are In A Foxhole With Unreliable Republicans.

Episode 28. September 20, 2019

CLP Topic Category: Vichy Republicans.

Title: In The War For the Soul of America, Conservatives Are In A Foxhole With Unreliable Republicans.

Our podcast today explores the reason for the retirement of the large number of Congressional Republican representatives, in 2020, and takes issue with Rush Limbaugh’s benevolent analysis that the Democrats have dirt on each Republican that forces the Republicans to retire, rather than to fight for liberty.

A better explanation, than extortion, for the Republican exodus involves the crony capitalist, revolving door special interest political arrangement between being an elected Republican representative and transitioning to a highly paid lobbyist or media talking head.

The behavior of the retiring Republicans can be explained by conventional economic analysis that the marginal benefit of staying elected is not greater than the marginal cost of campaigning.

The retiring Republicans, in 2020, have reached the apex of reward for holding office, just like the 45 Republicans, who retired in 2018, and were replaced by 41 Democrats.

Most of the 45 Republicans who retired in 2018, are now safely ensconced in their new lucrative careers, like Ander Crenshaw, of Florida, who is now a lobbyist for large global corporations in Washington.

Crenshaw is a globalist crony capitalist Republican who made a successful transition from being an elected representative to being a successful lobbyist. His net worth, during his tenure as an elected representative, in 2012, was $2.3 million. His net worth today is estimated at over $10 million.

During his tenure as an elected representative, Crenshaw voted for all of the globalist anti-American trade deals that Trump is trying to undo.

His major corporate donors were Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, General Atomics, Honeywell International, and CSX Corp.

Our podcast today argues that Crenshaw is typical of the crony capitalist Republicans who are retiring, in 2020, all of whom view elected public service as a way to enrich themselves, and their clients, by using the agencies of government.

Crenshaw, and the crony capitalist Republicans, were never warriors for individual liberty, they have always been Vichy collaborators with the socialists to keep the D.C. gravy train on the tracks.

Being in the foxhole with Crenshaw, and the Republicans, would require keeping one eye on them, while you were aiming for the enemy.

Our podcast concludes by making the historical comparison between what happened to conservatism, after Ronald Reagan died, to what happens to individual liberty, after Trump leaves office.

Reagan was an aberration for the Republicans, and after he was gone, the RNC reverted back to the traditional “losing with honor,” that allowed Republicans to collaborate with Democrats to gain maximum financial benefits, after they leave office.

Trump’s nationalism is an aberration for the globalists. After Trump leaves office, individual liberty and American sovereignty, will again be undefended.

We conclude that during his second term, Trump must lead a new conservative movement that defends individual liberty from both the globalist socialists, and the globalist crony capitalist Republicans.

The right person to lead that national political movement is Lou Dobbs.

I am Laurie Thomas Vass, and this is the copyrighted Citizen Liberty Party News Network podcast for September 20, 2019.

Our podcast today is under the CLP topic category Vichy Republicans, and is titled, In The War For the Soul of America, Conservatives Are In A  Foxhole With Unreliable Republicans.

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Limbaugh’s Flawed Analysis of Republicans.

The Republicans who are walking off the field of battle, in 2020, were never warriors for individual freedom, and Limbaugh’s analysis contains a mistaken assumption that Republicans are something different than globalist crony capitalists.

Limbaugh’s language to explain the turncoat Republicans is RINO, which implies that there must be some other shadow, hidden, part of the Republican Party that are real, authentic Republicans.

Limbaugh continues to do a public disservice to his listeners by suggesting that this other not-RINO party is willing to fight for liberty.

Telling his listeners to continue to vote for Republicans, albeit not for RINOS, leads to a one-party political system where Republicans collaborate with socialist Democrats on promoting globalism.

Limbaugh’s term for this collaboration is “losing with honor.”

Limbaugh states that losing to Democrats means that,

“Republicans know their place, and that is as losers in the minority party. That’s when Washington functions. That’s when the media’s happy. That’s when everybody’s happy.”

The flaw in his analysis is the starting assumption that the Republicans have a conservative ideology that they are willing to go into battle for.  Limbaugh continually harkens back to Reagan, as if Reagan’s conservatism represented the National Republicans.

Limbaugh’s image of the conservative movement is frozen in time to the late 1980s, when he began his talk show.

Limbaugh states,

“If you’re not willing to fight for conservatism, you’re not committed to themThe Republicans don’t want to fight anybody over anything, which means they’re not committed to any of these issues really… we’re talking about people that haven’t been willing to fight for what they believe in.”

The National Republicans are not conservatives, they are globalists, which Limbaugh understands.

He states,

“Now, these are people who are globalists and don’t believe that nation states should dominate. They want a global arrangement, a global order, a global government. Well, Trump is an assault on that. He is an assault on the Washington establishment. These globalists are not gonna go quietly. They’re not going to surrender.”

His flaw is that after Reagan, the National Republicans “lost their way.” He states,

“And why did the Republican Party lose its way? Because they abandoned conservatism! They abandoned conservatism and pretended to be conservative and dibbled at it and dabbled at it.”

Our podcast argues that Limbaugh is partly correct. The globalist Republicans are not going to surrender after Trump leaves office. The Republican globalists will reassert their control over the machinery of the party, and continue to collaborate with the globalist socialists.

He is wrong to continue to tell his listeners to vote for Republicans because Republicans do not now, and will never, defend individual liberty, or  national sovereignty.

The Republicans are crony capitalists. They are vichy collaborators who collaborate with global socialists to create a new world order.

The Republican Collaboration With Democrats.

In addition to Limbaugh’s analysis of blackmail by Democrats as the reason for the Republican retirements, there are many other explanations.

For example, one straight-forward analysis, from Mo Brooks, an elected Republican representative from Alabama, is that Republicans are retiring because they do not want to be assassinated by Democrats.

Brooks states that,

“Republicans fear the risk of being assassinated because of what happened to Steve Scalise and because of the out of control madness on the part of the leftists everywhere, particularly on social media.”

Another explanation is that Republicans are cowards because they are not willing to be assassinated by Democrats.

Joy Behar states,

“The level of cowardice in the Republican Party right now is despicable. If these people are quitting and not standing up against this president, who we all know secretly they think is an idiot. You know that’s true, but they won’t say anything.”

CNN analyst Chris Cillizza, cites the example of Republican William Hurd, from Texas, as explaining the Republican defections.

Cillizza states,

“Hurd won his seat by casting himself as a George W. Bush Republican, someone who focused less on party than shared values. He won a considerable percentage of the Hispanic vote in his race, a necessity in a seat that is almost 70% Latino. And he focused on burnishing his bipartisan credentials while in office — most notably by driving from Texas to Washington, DC, with Democratic Representative Beto O’Rourke.”

In his bipartisanship, Hurd was one of only four Republicans to join Democrats, in 2019, in voting to condemn Trump as a racist.

Nathaniel Rakich, writing about the Republican retirements in 2018, cited collaboration with Democrats and disgust with Trump’s nationalism, as the cause of the Republican defections.

Rakich wrote,

“Our November analysis also found that being a member of the Tuesday Group (a faction of moderate Republicans) or a term-limited committee or subcommittee chair was highly correlated with retiring from elected office. Eight of the GOP’s 23 pure retirees from the House are members of the Tuesday Group.”

The moderate Republicans in the Tuesday Group derive maximum economic benefits from their collaboration with Democrats, after they retire.

Collaboration, or “reaching-across-the-aisle” allows members of the minority party to work with Democrats to pass legislation that benefits crony capitalist corporations, who fund the RNC.

After the Republicans retire, the crony capitalist corporations reward them with lucrative lobbying and consulting projects, that they would not have obtained, without the collaboration.

Sometimes, as in the case of Republican Representative Pat Tiberi, of Ohio, the job offers are so good that they just quit, in mid term, to take a job, as Tiberi did, with the Ohio Business Roundtable.

Is Trump a Heterodox Republican?

Victor Davis Hanson explains that Trump is not a traditional president, defined as the head of a loyal party and an emissary of his party’s orthodoxies.

Hanson notes that Trump,

“Arose politically attacking Chamber of Commerce Republicans who sanctioned open borders.”

In terms of Republican orthodoxy, Hanson states,

“No one in the Republican Party previously believed that either offshoring or outsourcing was all that bad. Republican orthodoxy was more or less to let the Midwestern out-of-work deplorables eat cake, defined as getting in their old pickups and heading to the fracking fields in between oxycontin flare ups. The market alone would adjudicate their dismal futures.”

Hanson contrasts Trump’s nationalism with the traditional globalist Republicans who came before him.

“The very thought of such disruption, acrimony, and media hysteria is why George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney were not trench fighters but saw themselves more as sober and judicious protectors of the existing American order. Translated that meant slowing down somewhat the process of America becoming progressively Europeanized—while being polite about it.”

Hanson concludes his analysis of Trump by noting that the Democrats are not the same political movement that they were in the 1980s.

“There is (for now) no longer a Democratic Party. Instead, it is a revolutionary Jacobin movement that believes socialism is our salvation, that identity politics is our creed, that gun confiscation is our duty, that the abrupt end of fossil fuels is coming very soon, that open borders is our new demography, and that the archetypical unmarried, childless, urban hipster is our model woke citizen.”

Hanson calls Trump a heterodox Republican, but this description of Trump is inaccurate. Trump is not heterodox because Trump is not a Republican.

The Republicans who are retiring in 2020, are conventional globalist crony capitalists, and they want to make their escape from Congress, before their economic benefits of collaboration with the Democrats are eroded by Trump’s nationalism.

 

Trump’s New Nationalist Political Movement.

Angelo M. Codevilla got the analysis of the dysfunction in American politics exactly right, in his 2017 article, “Replacing the Republican Party.”

Codevilla compares the Republicans today with the Whig Party of 1854, who colluded with the slaveocracy, much like today’s Republicans collude with the socialists.

Codevilla writes,

“The Whig Party in 1854, colluded (with the slaveocracy) in the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act which opened these territories to slavery. But, now as then, opposition to the Democratic Party has no viable political vehicle. The Whigs, like today’s Republicans, contained a substantial percentage of prominent people whose interests and ideas are hardly distinguishable from those of Democrats.”

Being in the foxhole with globalist Republicans, in the war with socialists, is just like Whigs collaborating with slave owners to extend slavery.

Both the Democrats and the Republicans collaborate on the issue of globalism, and voting for either party ends up in slavery. Citizens become either slaves to the socialist state, or slaves to the corporate capitalist’s “one-world new world order.”

Codevilla concludes,

“There is no doubt that today’s America is ruled by a single ruling party and that the Republican Party is part of that party rather than an alternative to it.”

This is my conclusion:

There are three major political movements in America, today.

There is a globalist socialist movement that seeks to implement a European-style socialism on American citizens.

There is a crony corporate capitalist movement, led by neo-conservatives who promote war to obtain American hegemony for the globalist corporations, in a new world order.

And, there is the wildly enthusiastic crowds, who attend Trump rallies, shouting USA!, USA!

The first two movements are led by the two major political parties. The third movement is led by a single, courageous leader, who does not have a political party.

In Limbaugh’s frozen historical fascination with Reagan, he promotes the idea that Trump is recasting the Republican Party as the Trump Party.

Limbaugh states,

“Trump is building the Republican Party, and it is Trump’s party right now. And, boy, do they (the crony capitalists) hate that…At the root of it is a bunch of Republicans that didn’t like Trump, didn’t think Trump was gonna be any good and didn’t think Trump was gonna do anything other than destroy the Republican Party.  They wanted to get out before any of that happened.”

The doctor of Realville is living in a fantasy world. Trump is not re-building the Republican Party, he is using the machinery of the party to get himself re-elected.

Trump’s nationalism is an aberration for the Republican globalists.

After Trump leaves office, individual liberty and American sovereignty, will again be undefended because the Republicans will go right back to being collaborators with the Democrats.

Trump must create a new political party, and lead his 65 million loyalists to a new conservative movement that defends individual liberty from both the globalist socialists, and the globalist crony capitalist Republicans.

Codevilla calls that political party by a generic name, the “new party.”

A better name for the new party is The Citizens Liberty Party, and the right person to lead that national political party is Lou Dobbs.

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