If you are feeling a distinct and specific shift in the conservative political paradigm, it’s not your imagination. If you’re old enough, you remember the Goldwater revolution. If you remember the Reagan transformation of the GOP, you know where I’m going with this. As a conservative, you’re at the front line of a new war for the soul of the movement. And, yeah, it requires picking a side.
The process is unfurling at a dizzying and frenetic pace. Spurred by the cataclysmic failures of congressional leaders, a fleet-footed and flexible Donald Trump has turned Washington on its head. Just like that, everything is changing. A coup is in motion for the helm of conservatism and the future of the Republican Party. I, for one, have enlisted… And I know who my field commanders are, just like I know who my Commander-In-Chief is, and where he resides.
This was always going to happen. It appears only Donald Trump knew it, though. Looking back at his comments since his inauguration, I see a pattern of expert qualification on all agenda items contingent on congressional competency. President Trump was hedging bets the whole time. Functionality was at the heart of the debate. Sure enough, leaders like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell overplayed their hands. Look where they are now. Scrambling, discombobulated and scared, Congress grapples with the new power vacuum. Two hurricanes and a tax reform push that will embrace a populist and patriotic blitz, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the World War ll war bonds pitch, has only one man holding the cards. Guess who?
Conservatism cannot be a static and inflexible precept predicated on ideas that do not evolve. The country changes, the economy changes, our society changes, and so conservatism must change, as well. Fear not, though, sometimes the changes facilitate a greater ideological push than would otherwise never come along. Here lies the opportunity. If you watched Steve Bannon on 60 Minutes, you know what I’m positing here. We require change. Our fundamental and existential future as a political party requires change in command and structure. We must purge ourselves of the entrenched and calcified politics of incumbency. We must shed the dead weight of a bloated and unyielding matrix that produces next to nothing, but costs us almost everything.
Yes, I’m talking about you, Congress. And you, RNC. Your time is at hand. We will help you change, or we will help you pack up. You have miscalculated this MAGA movement as something that can be handled or subjugated. You were wrong. Elections have consequences. I am your consequence. I’m done with DC linear thinking and carefully crafted incrementalism. No more. I’m stepping out of line. I’m the guy who says enough. Unfortunately for you, I’m not alone. We will transform this political paradigm into a new phase of conservatism; a post-Reagan transformation that will preserve our ideals for our children. Bank on it.
The Republican National Committee is broken. The leadership in Congress is broken. We are here to fix you both. Turns out my father was right: when you want something done, you must do it yourself. I’ve got my toolbox and I’ve picked up a few million friends of mine for the project. I think maybe you’ve heard of some of them. We are here to fix this mess.
MAGA is no longer just an acronym, no longer just an ideology, it’s a lifestyle. Don’t dream it, live it.
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