Democracy: Only a Faint Echo to the GOP

Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 4

Horatio: He waxes desperate with imagination.

Marcellus:Let’s follow. ‘Tis not fit thus to obey him.

Horatio:Have after. To what issue will this come?

Marcellus:Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Horatio:Heaven will direct it.

Marcellus: Nay, let’s follow him. [Exeunt.]

Something is rotten in the GOP nominating process.  After tonight’s Maine caucus, the fix is in.

The mainstream media has chosen to ignore it, but there is something really wrong going on in the Republican nominating process.

If this whole situation is reminding anyone of Mitt Romney’s caucus night “win” in Iowa, it should. Just as Rick Santorum won Iowa, it is very possible that Ron Paul won Maine. The Republican establishment is so desperate to get Mitt Romney nominated as soon as possible that they have no qualms about rigging their own elections.

The GOP establishment wanted Mitt Romney to win Maine. They needed Romney to win Maine, so they made sure that Mitt Romney won Maine.

The Republican establishment is rigging their own primary process to get the nominee that they want.

Nobody should be surprised by this.  The GOP’s contempt for democracy is well documented.  Any party with an aggressive campaign of voter disenfranchisement would not balk at rigging their own primary process.  Democracy is not in their creed.  Authority and power are what they’re all about.  The democratic process? Not so much…

I’m reminded of another authoritarian regime…


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