Friday, May 27, 2022

In The End, What Kind Of Leader Will Be Able To Ride The Base They Are Building?


We've been talking a bit about how some Canadian conservatives are starting to realize that the base they built is starting to come after them and theirs.

Down south, this realization is actually preventing conservatives, right here and now, from backing sensible 2nd Amendment preserving legislation they know will save lives.

The following is from a NY Times piece by David Hulse about why today's GOP won't budge on the gun control issue:
...Asked Wednesday what the reaction would be from voters back home if he were to support any significant form of gun control, the first-term Republican (from North Dakota, Kevin Kramer) had a straightforward answer: “Most would probably throw me out of office,” he said...

All of which makes one wonder what the good Senator Kramer will do five years down the road when he's so scared of the base that he's willing to sign on to legislation by, say, Ted Cruz to defund public schools.

Sound far fetched?

'The Federalist' you ask?

It's a dark money, billionare-funded far-right extremist website whose masthead is designed to prepare the base for battle:


The fine folks running the Federalist also do their darndest to convince the base to deride, blame, dehumanize and foment hate of the 'other'. Case in point, a piece on the front page right now titled:

'A Culture That Celebrates Dismembering Children In The Womb Can’t Understand Why It’s Afflicted With Mass Shootings'

One can only wonder if the base that these people are building will ultimately morph into a beast that only a true authoritarian bent on destroying liberal democracy will be able to ride?

Subheader ear worm?...Yup, it's that DFelder/GFrey/DHenley money maker...The truly apropos/on the nose lyric for this particular post is...Here.


1 comment:

e.a.f. said...

too many politicians are too interested in not only keeping their jobs, but the perks which go with it. It isn't what works for the country, but works for them.

So Kramer is concerned he'd be voted out of office, yes his wallet is more important than the lives of those around him. When Jon Stewart still had his show he brought on one of the Australia politicians who lost his position because he voted for the gun ban, He advised Stewart, he knew that would happen and he understood it was more important to save. He then went on to list the reduction in gun deaths, there was a huge drop in teen suicides,

I'd have to say the Australia politicians certainly put people's lives ahead of their own political asperations. Now if the Americans could just get with the agenda.

Perhaps American politicians don't care about children unless they are fetuses. They certainly don't provide those below the poverty line with much and their schools are terrible in some areas and there is the lack of health care for kids.

What truly amazes me is the type of guns Americans and some Canadians have. They could send them all to Ukraine and it would certainly boost their fire power. there are enough guns in the U.S.A., owned by non military people, to start a war and that is what I'm afraid we're going to see one of these days By that time it is hoped Canada will have done something to keep those guns out of our country.