At the state and local level, the party is reeling. Republicans control 31 state legislatures, while the Democrats control just 11. The Democratic Party is confined mainly to areas along the Pacific coast, and the Northeast.
Just as George W. Bush successfully flipped West Virginia to the Republican side in presidential elections, Obama has flipped West Virginia Republican in state elections. It had been 82 years since Republicans controlled the legislature.
Nationally, Republicans control both houses of Congress. They have the opportunity to replace the ethically challenged Ginsburg with a person of scruples, and assure a conservative majority for a generation.
Beating Hillary would give Republicans control of the land they have not had in 88 years. This is the Republican Party's golden opportunity to re-shape the federal government. Donald Trump would freeze federal regulation, roll back taxes, and shrink the government. Republicans could rule for a generation.
So why are the people in Washington who call themselves conservatives doing everything they can to get Hillary Clinton elected? Could it be that these self-promoting Reaganauts have over the decades lost their way? Could they have over time abandoned their positions just as Trump abandoned his position on abortion in favor of baning it again?
Sure, they tell us rubes outside their television studios how they are against taxes, against big government, and against political correctness, but when someone finally arrives to do all that and more, they begin mocking the color of his skin and his hair. These geniuses are so damned smart that for months they mocked his toupee. You know, the one that doesn't exist.
Republicans in Washington stand to gain the power to change the federal government. Maybe that is what they oppose. Like the groom who couldn't get it up on his wedding night, these people are drunk on their own delusions of power.
As Lee Iaccoca said, either lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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