A political revolution is taking place in America.
Sorry, Bernie, you are not the catalyst of this upheaval.
Fact is the revolution is not even taking place in the party in which you are running to become president.
Fact is the party in which you are competing, the Democratic Party, has been moving your direction for decades, beginning with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in your political direction.
There is not nor is there a need for an insurrection with Democrats. If and when a revolution comes it will be to return the party to the center-left where it has been for most of its existence.
There is an American revolution going on, but it is in the Grand Ole Party. It is Republicans who are seeing their party transformed before their eyes.
The party moved to far to the right and now there is a correction. There hav been other attempts to revolt and transform the party with mostly failures, but also success.
The Dixiecrats with the lead of Strom Thurmond tried in the 1960s in reaction to the Civil Rights Era. The Dixiecrats were assimilated.
The Moral Majority, which became the Evangelical force, tried and succeeded in the 1980s. Until this election cycle, they have held the reins of power.
But now, American voters are saying, “enough” to the extremes of social conservatism when there are more pressing issues – the economy, terrorism, immigration.
The Tea Party tried, but were assimilated.
The Liberty Movement tried, but were assimilated.
Last summer along came a business tycoon, a reality TV star, worth billions. Until it was too late, the so-called “Establishment” thought his campaign to be the nominee for president from the GOP a joke.
Even the opposition and the current resident in the White House saw this brash, media-hogging celebrity as an entertainer bent on a publicity stunt. President Barack Obama, just last week, said America was not ready for an entertainer in the Oval Office.
Fact is, America has already set a precedent for a celebrity, an entertainer in the White House – Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump is upending conventional wisdom.
Donald Trump is capturing the hearts of the voters.
Donald Trump is changing before our collective eyes from a do-anything-for headlines reality star into an actual (gulp!) politician.
The Grand Ole Party is turning from being the party of “No” into a party of “Why Not?”
Fact is we are getting next to zero in the way of substantial policy blueprints.
Fact is we are not finding any substance to Trump’s ideas.
Fact is, Americans do not care.
While some state lawmakers and governors may be digging in, their constituents are moving away and turning another direction. These governors, representatives, senators may find themselves in political trouble come November unless they are willing to change and adapt to the new reality.
The conventions to select the nominees for both Democrats and Republicans are still a long way off. The election is more like an eternity away.
After only four states voting, no one can say if the revolution will succeed or fail. After only four states, no one can say what may happen.
Bernie Sanders may become the candidate of the party of Thomas Jefferson by default if Hillary Clinton is indicted.
The Establishment may congeal around Marco Rubio or John Kasich, impeding Trump’s march to Lake Erie.
From the Cornfield, what is certain at this point is that there is a political revolution in the US of A. Sides are forming and the fight is on.
The vaunted autopsy by the central committee of the GOP may have identified some of the problems with the party, but the committee did nothing to change the party.
Voters are now doing that and are cheering their general, Trump, with ticker-tape parades in community after community, state after state.
Will Trump and his troops be halted, sending The Donald into exile in Manhattan?
Will Trump’s forces lay waste to the terrain, installing him as leader of a new Grand Ole Party and claim the White House?
This is not the Whiskey Rebellion, easily put down by George Washington.
This is not your grandma’s and grandpa’s politics.
This is an American Revolution.
Is anyone in Washington DC listening?