How did Trumpia Happen?

Back in 1992, Bill Clinton was running against George H.W. Bush. Emerging on the scene was another Texan named Ross Perot. He went on Larry King Live and contemplated running for President of the United States as a Reform Candidate. He believed that both the Democrat and Republican parties were corrupt and sold out to the Global One World Government. Ross “the Boss” talked about “The Giant Sucking Sound” that a policy called NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) would cause, pushing American jobs into Mexico and elsewhere. Ross Perot had both the money and the organization to create a National Party. The Reform Party! Perfect for those of us disgruntled with the two major parties at the time.

Ross was doing very well in the polls, but suddenly was threatened, by unknown forces….that the life of his daughter and family could be put at risk should he continue to run for President. A few weeks before the election, Perot withdrew briefly, but then resumed his quest. Ross got 13% of the vote, which guaranteed that George H.W. Bush, would lose and Bill Clinton would win. Ross got some land access and roads from Dallas to Love Field in return. The Reform Party, remained a viable entity for the 1996 election. Many of us voted for Ross again in 1996, but for all intent and purposes….the Reform party had become a shell of its former self, leaving many uneducated Democrats and curmudgeon Republicans as the only members of what was then to become the “United We Stand ” movement, which became the “Tea Party” many years later.

The last Reform Party candidate we voted for was Bo Grietz a Vietnam Veteran who wanted to bring our captured soldiers home. They made many theatrical movies about this concept with Chuck Norris and Gene Hackman.

The United We Stand folks then wanted to started their own party, which went nowhere. After two miserable terms of Bill Clinton they bit the bullet and voted for “the then very likable” George and Laura Bush. Along came a terrible economy and so came 9/11 and then the Iraq war….Paul Bremer and some very poor decisions for the people of Iraq…….along with going to war in Afghanistan with the Taliban for supporting the Pakistani backed Al-Qaeda – Osama Bin Laden.

George and Laura hung in there based on being their likable selves, however the end came with a combination of Enron (backed by George H.W. Bush – on the original Board of Directors) with Ken Lay and Jeff Skillings and the neverending desire to make every commodity of society “Market Priced”, including all of our basics like Water, Electricity, Natural Gas and Infrastructure. Grey Davis got caught up in this mess and was Recalled in California and replaced by Arnold and Maria.

Newt had already taken control of the Congress and made “Republicants” a normal way of doing business, with name calling and placing false blame considered “just fine behavior”. Higher taxes and the cost of living resulted in the election of Barack Obama and eight years of relative calm. The Republicants realized that their time was soon to be over as a National Party force. Desperate, they brought in the ill fated “Tea Party” radicals into the Republicant camp.

The Great Opportunist – Donnie J. Trump sensed the opportunity to nail a flawed, unlikable – yet capable Hillary Clinton. The gamble paid off and we almost had what the “Tea Party folks” wanted: A Totalitarian America! We are now under the erosive influence of what we might call “Trumpism”…..with many of those living in a world of t
otal “Trumpia Consciousness”.

Pointing out the wrongs in Government is easy. In a big tent you will always find plenty of rats, cockroaches and whores. America has now reached an interesting time in our history. Overpopulation is killing the planet and we need to replace our fossil fuel future with something less polluting.

Hopefully, those of us that still have a fair memory will remember how we got to this point and make choices that will keep our country free and moving freely into the future.

How did Trumpia Happen? Perhaps, as Hillary said: “It takes a village!” Or a couple of very evil Governors, like Abbott and DeSantis? Who knows? The future is not written but belongs to the choices we are willing to make!

About Ron & Anna Winship

Independent News Producers/Writers and Directors for Parker-Longbow Productions. Independent Programming which includes a broad variety of Political, Entertainment and Professional Personalities. Cutting Edge - a talk the flagship of over 30 URL websites developed or under development. The Winships have been blogging for the Orange Juice since back when nickels had buffalos on them, and men wore onions attached to their belts, because it was the fashion back then.