Which of these two men shall represent the future of the Republican Party, Jeb Bush or Ray Bradbury? If you believe Joe Scarborough, the sock-less host of MSNBC′s ′Morning Schmoe′, then his pal and fellow RINO, Jeb Bush, is the answer. Obviously, that is no future at all, just a reinforcement of shoring-up the Establishment, keeping both major political parties in lock-step with the Progressive agenda. Ray Bradbury, who died last week at the age of 91, takes us down the path of the Tea Party. The author of such classic works as ″Fahrenheit 451″ was a supporter of the Tea Party movement. Back in April of 2010, Bradbury vented that ″I think our country is in need of a revolution. There is too much government today. We′ve got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people and for the people.″
Jeb Bush recently vented that he might not have won the GOP nomination had he run. He is upset that the Republican Party is too far-right. Joe Scarborough elaborated on this, saying that Republican candidates should assure voters that they will not scrap Social Security in 50 years, nor any other entitlements. That the GOP will keep federal spending down to just 19% of the GDP. While this may sound great given that Obama is inching federal spending towards the 25% mark of GDP, is this really what we want and need as a nation?
Before Woodrow Wilson, federal spending was typically less than 5% of GDP. Between postage stamps, customs fees and taxes on beer and whiskey, Uncle Sam was doing just fine fiscally speaking. Maintaining the Post Office was the single largest portion of the budget. The budget of the City of New York was larger than our federal defense spending.
Joe Scarborough and Jeb Bush are typical of the mindset that as long as we can keep the nation six inches or so away from the edge of an economic abyss, that all is fine and wonderful. There is nothing reformist about it. Just tweak the knobs a bit to keep the Establishment chugging along. Ray Bradbury and the Tea Party movement have other ideas. To reform Washington DC and restore the Constitution. To minimize the importance of Washington politically, putting real power back in the hands of The People through local governance.
So I say to Jeb Bush and the sock-less Joe Scarborough, take a lesson from late Ray Bradbury. Just as in his novel, ″Fahrenheit 451″, they should read the Constitution, as well as both the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers and commit them to memory. The way things are going thanks to the Progressives, those documents will one day be lost to us. The soul of the GOP belongs in the future to the Tea Party movement. Men like Scott Walker are pointing the way for Republican politicians to follow. Then both Jeb Bush and Joe Scarborough can retirement to their Establishment country club, sitting about sock-less as they drink their champagne cocktails from the shoes of inside-Beltway journalists.