It's been some time since The Gadfly has experienced truly glorious and fulfilling laughter at the expense of conservatives - truly it has. As such, this got The Gadfly to guffawing quite heartily . . . .
With the crowded field of Republican hopefuls showing signs of turning the primary into a ballroom brawl, several of the party’s best-known megadonors are trying to keep the peace. Conservative billionaire investor Foster Friess is leading the effort to stanch the infighting, according to the Associated Press, along with two fellow GOP powerbrokers, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts.
“Our candidates will benefit if they all submit to Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment, 'Thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican,'” Friess wrote to Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus in a letter obtained by the AP. “Would you join the effort to inspire a more civil way of making their points? If they drift off the 'civility reservation,' let's all immediately communicate that to them.”
Ok - so a handful of GOP billionaire kingmakers are pleading with their clown car full of presidential candidates, with special mention to "the Donald" it appears, to play nice and stop saying nasty things about each other. They are imploring their puppets to be more "civil."
Muahahahahahaha!! Hoo wee!!! Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!
Don't these clowns know who the Republican party's base consists of these days? Are they that seriously out of touch about the transformation that has occurred in the GOP this past decade?
The Gadfly has news for the billionaire GOP boys club -- the Republican base doesn't know squat about civility. Civility most certainly is not a trait to be found anywhere in their DNA. The Republican base is primarily made up of war mongering torture lovers, paranoid gun fetishist sociopaths, old school southern racists and xenophobes, American Taliban bible thumping end timers, and shut-in conspiracy theorists -- in other words, the Tea Party.
These people thrive on hate and fear and group-think paranoia and utter distrust of anyone who doesn't think like they do. Civility is a sign of weakness to them, and if you do not believe that, explain to The Gadfly as to why then, right after Donald Trump openened his fat stupid piehole and let his racist, hateful, birther freak flag fly this past week, he vaulted in the polls to a dead heat tie with establishment favorite Jeb Bush on the GOP's presidential favorites list? Hmm?
It's because the GOP base worships that kind of incivility. Trump is simply channeling the hate filled, arrogant, boorish attitude that is the hallmark of the modern day American conservative movement. And the fact that he is behaving like the pin-headed asshole that he is, and giving the middle finger to the mainstream media while doing so undoubtedly sends a vicarious thrill down the legs of the Teabaggers.
What is doubly hilarious about all of this is the simple reality that the Tea Party loons are actually under the illusion that these billionaire sugar daddies truly give a shit about them and their bourgeois lives, their economic problems and social views, or the future of their children and grandchildren. They don't. They never have. They never will. They have their own power-seeking agenda and the Tea Party is just another tool in their arsenal which they will exploit and use until they are no longer useful to their end goals at which point they will be discarded like a used condom.
But The Gadfly, believe it or not dear readers, is actually kind of thankful for Donald Trump and the incivility of his one-man assclown show. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the damage that Trump is doing to the Republican party and it's brand is infinitely more substantial than anything that the gutless Democrats have been able to inflict on the right wing's political ambitions over the past 3 decades -- and that quite honestly -- is something we dirty fucking hippie liberals ought to be humbly grateful for.