I am starting yet another series this week about the giant enigma of our times. Just so we are clear on what I mean, I will give you a definition. For you who are observant, I’m sure you have already figured it out from the new header above. The Republican party was one of Will Rogers favorite subjects. He just couldn’t figure them out a hundred years ago, and not much has changed in that respect with them since then. In this series, I will take Will’s words about the GOP and see how they fit with today’s party.
The GOP has almost always been about the most affluent among us. There are probably hundreds of reasons for that, but I kinda think that funding politician’s careers is near the top of the heap. Why grovel for ten thousand $10 contributions when you can get the same amount from just one person. All you got to do is to promise that you will look out primarily for that guy and he will open his overstuffed wallet.
But the thing that really gets me about all of this is how so many folks who struggle through life are strangely in the GOP camp? It just doesn’t make sense to me. That question will be one of the driving factors in my study of the GOP enigma in the coming weeks. In reality, I don’t think this enigma will ever end anytime soon. It will just have to be pushed aside by the rest of us.
I hope you enjoy my attempt at explaining an unexplainable enigma…