The Old Guard is Dying

The GOPe is on its way out. It is time for a new Republican Party to be born in the image of Trump and his nationalist base.

The Old Guard is Dying

by Thorsten J.

The same day—and funnily enough hour—neo-con traitor John McCain died, I was leaving my house to go volunteer with my local Republican Party knocking doors and making phone calls. I am what many would call a “far right extremist,” which is NPC-speak for rational human being capable of thinking for himself. The field director at that time was just like me, down to his red-pilled state on the JQ. It was at this point I realized the partisan realignment, and the death of the old guard, was upon the Republican party.

To clarify, a partisan shift is a massive, permanent change in the values, ideas, and policies of a political party or political body, or the electorate. This has happened a number of times in American electoral history. It happened most notably with the death of the Whig Party and the birth of the Republican Party we know and “love” [read: work with] today.

The Republican Party has been established for so long in this country that it would be a stretch to say that it will disappear. That being said, the party faces a threat from within, and not from the “Never Trumpers” who are disappearing or bending the knee at a seemingly ever-increasing pace. It comes from the young people who voted for Trump.

However, many college Republicans don’t want to embrace him because they fear retaliation or exclusion their campus. I can speak to this not-so-weird phenomena, because I serve as vice chair of my College Republicans. There are five of us on the executive board, and the only one on the executive board who has openly embraced The Don as the face and future of the party is me. The fear among many college-aged Republicans is that they will be met with hostility or retaliation by the administration, professors, and/or classmates if they reveal themselves to be Republicans, or worse, an evil, baby-eating, puppy kicking, white supremist, extra awful Nazi Trump supporter.

The problem with this thinking is that the Republican Party faces an impasse: adopt Trump and coalesce around him, or get stomped in the midterms. The party needs young people to take up the banner, to be loud and proud when it comes to the president and his policies. The fact of the matter is that, like him or not, Donald Trump is the face and the head of the party. The old guard is dying, and if it is not replaced with young, fervent, and excited supporters of this new party, then we set ourselves up for a power struggle that could, heaven forbid, see someone like low-energy Jeb or little Marco take the reins. At that point, all of the work we have done will have come to nothing.

The time is now. We must secure the party for Donald Trump, and secure the future of a hard right party.

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