GOP Smackdown 2015


GOP Smackdown 2015

Like something out of one of those wrestling extravaganzas where burly bruisers bash each other into oblivion, the third Republican Presidetntial debate turned into a donnybrook of disaster, not only for the candidates but for the CNBC moderators as well.

The sparks started flying and then the kid gloves came off. Jeb Bush went after his former protege and faithful sidekick, Marco Rubio. The two bantered back to the point of disruption, and soon the other frontrunners joined in. We don’t need to go into detail here, as it will become the best of the videos on YouTube, Facebook, and more. Even the moderators of the CNBC forum got lambasted by the candidates and then to everyone’s surprise, the audience joined in to confront the moderators in one of television news history’s most embarrassing barrages to date.

How did things go downhill so soon and so broadly? Simple, frustration is sinking in at the managerial level of the election the media. Where certain elements of the normal GOP routine are failing, the new blood in the party is starting to resist. They see the old tactics as a liability because the Millenials are exposing the old guard hourly on social media alone. What used to work in coercing the populations into endless wars and financial upheavals has been played out. Poverty is running rampant throughout the US on a massive scale to the point that joblessness, homelessness, and poverty are the accepted norms and that doesn’t look good anyway you shake it. On top of that the finger pointing is going to the old Republican guard who in the old days would have been able to cover up the misdeeds of their constituents but not so today.

This became appararent at the battle between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Jeb represents the last dregs of the old guard and Rubio the new guard. Rubio plays by his own rules and that iritates traditional Republicans because they’re anxious to whether he’ll support their actions expecially if they are detrimental to society in favor of the wealthy.

Only a few seasoned GOP leaders are bucking the trend because of the blatant embarrassment heaved upon the party by the Bush administration. Now, the GOP battle will be whether the old guard can maintain their power platform or if the new guard will upend it. Conservative rank and file are terrified as they’re unwilling or intellectually incapable of understanding statistical data that is in conflict with their belief systems and they’re running to the evangelical support of the party thus pushing Dr. Ben Carson to the fore.

Overall, the fallout of this last debate shows that the GOP still plays childish games and will get nowhere until they face reality. It will be the death knell to the psychopathic behavior of the past but could usher in a new age of sanity that is well needed in the party.

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Greg Boone, a native New Yorker, has worked for such companies such as the Gannet News Service, TimeWarner, America Online to name a few. Boone also works in the field of regenerative medicine, covering the frontiers of stem cell research and treatments for the past 10 years.