U.S. News and World Report notes that Americans are abandoning the bi-factional ruling party:
The latest Gallup Poll finds that loyalty to the Democrats and Republicans is at or near historic lows. In 2015, for the fifth straight year, “at least four in 10 U.S. adults identified as political independents,” a Gallup spokesman said. Forty-two percent said they were independent last year; 43 percent listed themselves that way in 2014, reflecting little change.
Considering the Republicrats long ago abandoned Americans, it seems only right we should return the favor. The linked report posits this exodus is due to ‘frustration with government gridlock.’ I think that’s highly disingenuous. The Federal Government, for all the talk of a ‘lack of bipartisanship,’ has still managed in recent years to:
- Bail out the so-called “too big to fail” financial institutions at taxpayer expense
- Ram through Obamacare
- Continue to increase the number of “guest workers” brought in to take American jobs
- Kabuki dance instead of securing the border
ALL of which runs contrary to how America polls on these issues. Far from being a “gridlocked, do-nothing” Federal government, the District of Corruption is actively working against the interests and expressed wishes of the average American.
You can only shaft the people for so long while pretending to listen to them, before they figure out the game and refuse to play it anymore. This is exactly what’s happening in Europe right now, where authorities respond to mass sexual assaults by recent
asylum seekers Islamic invaders with misdirection and cover-ups, but quickly advocate prosecution of leaders who point out these failures. Europe’s elites have made it clear they care more about appeasing the floodtide of aliens whose arrival they’ve encouraged than they do the welfare of their own citizens — and they are only beginning to reap the backlash.
Somehow, I don’t think America will be the usual 20 years behind Europe on this particular trendline.
I stopped identifying as Republican a decade ago, because that brand means nothing anymore. I am a Christian, a Constitutionalist and an American traditionalist. The powers that be (on both sides of the aisle) not only no longer respect those identities and ideas, they are actively hostile to them.
I am not, however, alone. So I’ll close with the recent words of the Instapundit — words our self-appointed ‘elites’ best pay heed to, and soon:
Looking for the exits? Hardly. I’m not trapped in here with you, enemies of western civilization. You’re trapped in here with me. And a lot of people like me, whose patience has come close to an end.