The New Hivemind

Just when I think nothing can possibly surprise me, Reality laughs and throws juggling knives at me.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that it’s high time for Donald Trump’s former primary challengers to come on board and support his campaign—and suggested there could be trouble for them in 2020 or 2024 if they don’t.

“Those people need to get on board,” he told CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again someday, I think that we’re going to evaluate the process – of the nomination process and I don’t think it’s going to be that easy for them.”

I’m old enough to remember when the GOP criticized the Democratic Party for this tactic. I remember when the GOP embraced the individual and deplored groupthink. I remember when the GOP meant something. Priebus is now threatening politicians for adhering to their principles and not endorsing the GOP candidate. When did the GOP become the party of unity by groupthink?? Since when is loyalty to the party more important than loyalty to your conscience and your principles?

I’m not here to tell you why you should vote for candidate X or candidate Y. The bridge was crossed and burned and salted over months ago. Some of you have decided to hold your nose and vote for the GOP candidate, others have decided they will never do so, still some have decided to vote for the Dem candidate, and more than a few for the Libertarian or write-in options. And that is all perfectly acceptable!!!! It is YOUR vote. You give it to the candidate that has earned it.

Your vote counts, no matter what people tell you. If you don’t vote for X, it does NOT mean a vote for Y. It never has. This is no binary choice, no matter that we have two main parties. You have a privilege to vote, and the choice to exercise it in the manner that you see fit. Marching lock-step with a party never ends well. The chairman of the party formerly known as the GOP fails to understand that.

LC Aggie Sith

9 Comments

  1. Well said.
    I was this morning listening for 5 minutes to Glenn Beck, and he was reading highlights, mostly low-lights to be honest, from Obama’s speech over the weekend to the Black Caucus, in this ‘speech,’ he said ‘if you don’t vote for Hillary, I will be insulted. Personally.’ Now I get it, it’s Obama, but FFS, how dare anyone try to guilt, belittle, browbeat, someone into voting for someone they don’t want. This is America. And in America it’s your vote to do with as you please.

    • No matter what the subject – he thinks it’s always bout him.

      What he *should have said* to them if he had a shred of intellectual honesty about him was “If you want to better yourselves, if you don’t want the same old outcome, if you don’t want black unemployment at record high levels, if you want better race relations, if you want better opportunity overall, you’ll look past the Democrat Party and vote for the candidate that offers the best chances for economic prosperity for the black community. You’ve been voting Democrat for how many decades? Are you better off? Is your family better off? Then why keep voting for the politics of gimmedat?”

  2. So basically, “nice potential candidacy you have there. Sure would be a shame if something were to happen to it.”

    Perfect. Smh

  3. Yeah, Rinsed Prius is running again.

    Pity it’s not from a speeding bus bearing down on him.

    But then, the same could be said for so many residing in Washington today…

  4. TFW there is a full blown 4chan Election wiring Trump supporter who read this, is Maroon and White, and there is nothing you can do about it except accept the new paradigm.
    We are the Aggies, and the Aggies will WIN!

    Trump 2016!

    Establishment OUT OUT OUT!

  5. TFW you can’t stop it. Trump is the new paradigm, The establishment gets thrown OUT OUT OUT.

    Maroon and White to the core, Trump supporter. Get over it.

    • Aggie here, and nothing to get over. Your vote is your own, and happy to know you plan to vote 🙂

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