JD Cahill: You call the tune you pay the piper. Meaning if you don’t like the treatment don’t rob the banks
Cahill US Marshal 1973
Spock: If we had not crossed the Neutral Zone, on your order, you would not now need our opinions to support a decision which should never have had to be made.
Star Trek The Enterprise Incident 1968
In the Doctor Who episode Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS (my review here) The Doctor shuts down the TARDIS to basic mode to Clara can try to fly it and as you might guess trouble follows:
11th Doctor: Magnetic hobble-field. We’re flying right into it. Clara, stay by me.
Clara: Please tell me there’s a button you can press to fix this.
11th Doctor: Oh, yes. Big friendly button.
The TARDIS ends up wrecked and the Doctor & Clara (after a fascinating and adventure filled journey to the Centre of the TARDIS & beyond) discover the only solution to the problem is to re-write time.
11th Doctor: The time rift. Recent past, possible future.
Clara: What are you going to do?
11th Doctor: Rewrite today, I hope. [He etches the word “Big Friendly Button” on the grenade like device] I’ve thrown this through the rift before. I need to make sure this time. Going to take it in there myself. There might be a certain amount of yelling.
Clara: It’s going to hurt?
11th Doctor: Things that end your life often do that.
As you might guess The Doctor manages to get the grenade through and his past counterpart hits the Big Friendly Button and everything is alright.
This is significant because Don Surber without referencing this Doctor Who episode is pointing out that for all the Chest Thumping by the GOP now the reason Donald Trump is poised to win the GOP nomination is due to the action or rather inaction of the GOP over the last two years
In the 2014 election, Republican voters gave their party 247 seats in the House — the most in a century! A century — and a 54-46 majority in the Senate. West Virginia elected its first Republican U.S. senator in 56 years.
And what did the Republican rank-and-file get out of the deal?
Not a damn thing.
They failed to fight to stop common core, they failed to fight to defund and stop obamacare, they failed to push the Administration to see the reality that Radial Islam was and actively pushed for the Gang of Eight amnesty bill which was only stopped by the efforts of people like Ted Cruz.
as I wrote back in 2013 the American People take a long time to reach their breaking point but when they finally do this happens:
people are going to start concluding this:
The government of The United States is not legitimate.
The Donald Trump phenom is the republican, independent and Reagan Democrats screaming “That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.”
And as Don rightly notes the only solution to the GOP is to rewrite history:
So now the party is in a panic on how to stop Trump.
Here is the only way: Build a Time Machine and go back to January 3, 2015, when this Congress began. And then do all the things your constituents want: Defund Planned Parenthood, Repeal Obamacare, Block The Import-Export Bank, Make The Iranian Deal Require Ratification By Two-Thirds Of The Senate…
Or put simply the GOP should have gotten behind Ted Cruz when he was fighting against all these things over the last four years instead of treating him like a pariah creating the narrative that the MSM happily ran with.
Alas for the GOP in a few days when the results of Super Tuesday are being reported and Jake Tapper is interviewing Reince Priebus or any of the establishment GOP candidates, pundits or even members of congress it’s highly unlikely that they will see a little device roll over to their seat bearing the words Big Friendly Button that will, with just a push, roll back time to Jan 4th 2015 and give the GOP a chance to do it all over.
Frankly I’m not sure they’d push that big friendly button anyway.
For the first time since I lost my job an Stacy McCain lost his Twitter right we’ve had a setback in our question for $61 to make a living back here at the blog. Yesterday DaTipJar was completely and utterly silent. So as we find ourselves seeking a new $61 today our deficit for the year climbs back to 21 days and $1335 dollars
In fairness my email blast went out late do to covering the Governor (post later today) an helping my son move so I didn’t spend the day promoting the blog, furthermore it was saturday and I suspect that our traffic consisted of our core readers who take a peek before going an enjoying the weekend.
yet if less than 1% of yesterday’s readers kicked in $15 each we would have made out goal for the day with ease.
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