Donald Trump is God’s gift to America. Singlehandedly he has blown up the Republican Party who first drove America right up to the edge of a cliff, then kept reaching over and putting their feet on the brake as we tried backing it backwards to normalcy…

America could not have asked, or even if it did, have gotten a better person to completely destroy the Republican Party by exposing to even those who refused to acknowledge them, their racist, vulgar, hateful, vengeful, stupid, angry, idiotic side… Like the escaped crazy person in the attic, the Republican Party can no longer hide the fact that they harbor some despicable, distraught, dumb, and dangerous people.  Most of us knew that already, even if blindly devoted Republicans didn’t…

Talk to any of Trump’s die-hard defenders, and they really think the rest of the world has gone bat-crazy. They can’t see it is themselves who are so… But that always has been the definition of being crazy, hasn’t it?   When you finally realize you’re indeed crazy….. you aren’t crazy anymore… Meaning you can finally see the reality and the truth, (which is that you are crazy) so you can’t be crazy (by ignoring reality and truth), even though you ARE actually crazy which is what made you sane; sane because you now realized you are crazy… ) That was borrowed from Heller’s Catch 22, btw..

As an aside, if after election day Trump announced his aim all along was to castrate these Republicans who’ve stalemated progress the past 16 years, that he was working in cahoots with Clinton all along, and that he used his skills of manipulation and showmanship to lead gullible dummies into accepting the craziest of outlandish scenarios, (building a wall and making Mexico pay for it) in order to prove to all, how much they are fools as well as an embarrassment to democracy and need to lose very badly…..  well, if that were to happen… history would hold Trump to be a super-hero… Americans love heroes who win and he certainly would have won that one…

I mean look at those big names who are still supporting the top of the party ticket… Paul Ryan.  Mitch McConnell,  Chris Christie. Charlie Copeland, Colin Bonini!  None literally have standing anymore.  And look at those who aren’t. Kasich, Lindsey Graham, Simpler, and Lacey Lafferty. Whereas the future of conservatism rests solidly on those sane ones who’ve sworn off Trump, the end is coming for those blindly supporting Trump. Their party will be different after November’s election…  A sea change is now taking place…

Which brings up a very interesting possibility on the local level… With the Republican Party in meltdown, there is great opportunity to set up the next ten years… As we have seen in Delaware’s Democratic contingent, being Democrat is not a guarantee of progressive policies.  In fact, we have through our Democratic majority, not been able or been strong enough to go against our governor of the same party, who is wrong on some items:  the Smarter Balanced Assessment for one…  Some party loyalty prevents the will of the people from being accomplished…

Humans being lazy, and with all the negativity associated with those “despicable Republicans”, the easy solution is to vote a big “D” at the top, and wipe out the Republican Party once and for all… In the past elections we have advocated that to good avail. However, this year is an exception because there is no, nor will there be, an actual Republican Party left to organize any destructive policies or to drag their feet…

Therefore, below the level of Federal Offices.. (stopping at US Congress) one should forget about party affiliation in Delaware.  It really makes no difference anymore because both party’s are philosophically spread “all over the place”.. The Democrats included progressives like John Kowalko and Paul Baumbach, as well as conservatives like Earl Jaques and Harris McDowell.  The Republicans include Trump sycophants like Greg Lavelle and Ruth Briggs King, as well as progressives and very nice people like Ernie Lopez and Cathy Clothier.

So our reality is that we have some Republicans slightly more progressive than some Democrats… Parties don’t mean anything on the local level anymore; individuals do… So it does require some effort on everyone’s part.  Research into ones candidates is always a good idea, more so this year. Vote for who best represents you, ignoring any party affiliation..

Some people have always done that. But a large contingent tends to blindly vote for party… This year, even though there will be two major parties listed on the ballot, there in actuality will only be one”working” party. The other is simply awaiting the priest to perform the last rites. So if you have a really good Republican taking on a really bad Democrat, such as in the 8th, you are better off if a Democrat, to ignore party because the real progressive is the Republican there…. Likewise in Sussex County, if your Democrat is actually a better civic leader than their opponent, wrapped up in the Republican banner, you are better off voting for that good person…

Because over the full term, as long as your candidate is working for YOU, you are better off, regardless of party affiliation.  The problem with some in the current majority party, is that they have gotten too comfortable and have chosen to no longer work for you, but work instead for the governor and his lobbyists who pop into their offices to first lavish praise, then garner huge concessions…

Bottom line, this election is important. Please don’t worry about party affiliation below the national level. Pick yourself a good representative, who will actually listen to YOU, regardless of party affiliation…

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