The GOP isn’t the cowboy in the western, it’s the broken horse

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The GOP isn't the cowboy in the western, it's the broken horse

One of the things you might have noticed if you’ve watched any GOP can­di­date, not just for pres­i­dent but for any office is they always seem to cam­paign as the cow­boy or the sher­iff, stand­ing strong and tall will­ing to pro­tect the peo­ple from the bad guys and thieves. Rea­gan was often depicted as a “cow­boy” thanks to his movie roles and the left often uses this as a deri­sive image to throw against them.

How­ever look­ing at Paul Ryan’s bud­get deal I’ve come to the con­clu­sion that while the GOP mem­bers of con­gress bring to mind west­erns, they are not the char­ac­ters they pre­tend to be at cam­paign time.

They’re not the Sher­iff, pro­tect­ing us from the bad guys, they’re not the deputies, either loyal or bum­bling, they’re not the silent stranger com­ing to help out, they’re not even the reformed bad guy or the shamed cit­i­zen finally stand­ing up.

No they remind me of the horses.

And not even the hero’s help­ful horses like Sil­ver for the Lone Ranger, Trig­ger for Roy Rogers or Cochise for John Wayne or Tor­nado for Zorro. No the GOP reminds me of a bunch of horses tied to a sim­ple wooden hitch­ing post in front of the saloon or in the liv­ery stable.

The big donors, lob­by­ists, the media and to some degree the left are the own­ers of the sta­ble. The GOP mem­bers of con­gress are watered and fed by them and occa­sion­ally rewarded. They are led to where said donors or lead­ers want them to go. They are tempted by the occa­sional car­rot and threat­ened by the occa­sional stick if they dare defy either the lead­er­ship or the media, but most impor­tant of all the lob­by­ist who want to take the coun­try some­where in particular.

Now if you think of a Horse as a wild and free ani­mal this might seem odd, but Wash­ing­ton is the place where horses are bro­ken and once they are they stand at the hitch­ing post and are gen­er­ally fed and com­fort­able so they obey.

The only time they this changes is if there is a large enough fire, and that fire comes from the GOP vot­ers and the occa­sional mem­ber like the Jeff Ses­sions, A Michelle Bach­mann or a Ted Cruz or an out­cry from the public.

You see the dirty lit­tle secret that the Horse break­ers in Wash­ing­ton don’t want the horses to know is they are much stronger than the thin wooden hitch­ing post they are tied to or even the sta­ble stall they are locked in. Any­one who knows any­thing about horses knows this fact. A horse could break out of these con­straints with lit­tle effort.

But like the smart horse train­ers they are, the Wash­ing­ton Estab­lish­ment teaches them sub­mis­sion. They come to believe they can’t knock down the stall or pull that sim­ple hitch­ing post right off the nails that hold them.

It isn’t until a fire that a horse is scared enough to break its bonds (some­times not even then) as use the strength it has to escape and it’s the same result here. The con­sul­tants who are mak­ing their liv­ing off the can­di­dates and the inter­ests who pay them don’t want that kind of free­dom for the horse, after all, how can you make it go where you want if it’s not broken.

That’s why the cham­ber of com­merce lob­by­ists try to crush Tea Party Can­di­dates, that’s why the media will demo­nize them beyond Islamic ter­ror­ists and that’s why the party lead­er­ship does what it does, after all what good is a horse to them that won’t go where it wants them to?

As far as I’m con­cerned this elec­tion is it. Either we are going to be bro­ken by Wash­ing­ton or not. The Ryan bud­get demon­strates that the GOP will be a bro­ken horse. There are only two ways this can be changed, either by leav­ing the Wash­ing­ton Sta­ble (3rd party) or to get a GOP pres­i­dent will­ing to let the horses ride free (A Ted Cruz for example).

I’m sick of sup­port­ing a bunch of dumb ani­mals, the ques­tion remains are the vot­ers angry enough to agree?

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One of the things you might have noticed if you’ve watched any GOP candidate, not just for president but for any office is they always seem to campaign as the cowboy or the sheriff, standing strong and tall willing to protect the people from the bad guys and thieves. Reagan was often depicted as a “cowboy” thanks to his movie roles and the left often uses this as a derisive image to throw against them.

However looking at Paul Ryan’s budget deal I’ve come to the conclusion that while the GOP members of congress bring to mind westerns, they are not the characters they pretend to be at campaign time.

They’re not the Sheriff, protecting us from the bad guys, they’re not the deputies, either loyal or bumbling, they’re not the silent stranger coming to help out, they’re not even the reformed bad guy or the shamed citizen finally standing up.

No they remind me of the horses.

And not even the hero’s helpful horses like Silver for the Lone Ranger, Trigger for Roy Rogers or Cochise for John Wayne or Tornado for Zorro. No the GOP reminds me of a bunch of horses tied to a simple wooden hitching post in front of the saloon or in the livery stable.

The big donors, lobbyists, the media and to some degree the left are the owners of the stable. The GOP members of congress are watered and fed by them and occasionally rewarded. They are led to where said donors or leaders want them to go. They are tempted by the occasional carrot and threatened by the occasional stick if they dare defy either the leadership or the media, but most important of all the lobbyist who want to take the country somewhere in particular.

Now if you think of a Horse as a wild and free animal this might seem odd, but Washington is the place where horses are broken and once they are they stand at the hitching post and are generally fed and comfortable so they obey.

The only time they this changes is if there is a large enough fire, and that fire comes from the GOP voters and the occasional member like the Jeff Sessions, A Michelle Bachmann or a Ted Cruz or an outcry from the public.

You see the dirty little secret that the Horse breakers in Washington don’t want the horses to know is they are much stronger than the thin wooden hitching post they are tied to or even the stable stall they are locked in. Anyone who knows anything about horses knows this fact. A horse could break out of these constraints with little effort.

But like the smart horse trainers they are, the Washington Establishment teaches them submission. They come to believe they can’t knock down the stall or pull that simple hitching post right off the nails that hold them.

It isn’t until a fire that a horse is scared enough to break its bonds (sometimes not even then) as use the strength it has to escape and it’s the same result here. The consultants who are making their living off the candidates and the interests who pay them don’t want that kind of freedom for the horse, after all, how can you make it go where you want if it’s not broken.

That’s why the chamber of commerce lobbyists try to crush Tea Party Candidates, that’s why the media will demonize them beyond Islamic terrorists and that’s why the party leadership does what it does, after all what good is a horse to them that won’t go where it wants them to?

As far as I’m concerned this election is it. Either we are going to be broken by Washington or not. The Ryan budget demonstrates that the GOP will be a broken horse. There are only two ways this can be changed, either by leaving the Washington Stable (3rd party) or to get a GOP president willing to let the horses ride free (A Ted Cruz for example).

I’m sick of supporting a bunch of dumb animals, the question remains are the voters angry enough to agree?

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