With the inauguration of the 45th President there is now a sea change in the way our nation’s government will run. From this point forward it will become incrementally difficult for elements within and without to counter a surge of Americanism, Patriotism and accountability of our elected. As I have stated on my radio show and on my many blog postings it was virtually impossible for grassroots candidates to get a snowball’s chance in Hell of getting on the ballot let alone elected. Once and a great while we would see a win in some far flung district but, that was it.
I have had the honor to speak with many of these candidates over the 9 years of broadcasting in various forms. Time and time again I would see them lose. Not because of lack of message, virtue, fortitude or a clear policy but because of party politics working behind the scenes to marginalize them. More egregious was most of it was from within their own party.
Allen R Waters is a Candidate for Massachusetts Senate. I had the great pleasure to speak with him on my show January 17th. His candor and decorum is seldom seen in a candidate. Allen has come up the ladder the old fashioned way. His success is his and is well deserved. He has not let his ethnicity be a factor on his way through life but rather has just persevered by his own grit and determination as an American.
His opponent, Elizabeth Warren is the polar opposite. Here is a woman who lied on her Harvard application about her ethnicity, charged an outrageous sum of money to teach at that college, has spent the majority of her adult life as a 1%-er, ascended to the Senate with the sole intention of rubberstamping every government rule, law and regulation that crossed her desk. At the same time she has purposely worked to make life difficult for small businesses, middle income families, upholding the Elitist status of her small clique and bullies any one who challenges the status quo as a racist. Her treatment of Trump supporters and his Cabinet nominees is nothing short of shameful.
This has been a constant for decades from both parties. Obstructionism is the policy. Change is a dangerous thing to those who benefit most from stagnation for it means the very real potential of being left behind. Populism is a dangerous thing to those who benefit most from Elitism for it means the loss of power.
And power, the acquisition of it and maintenance of it, is the reason why Obstructionism and Elitism exist.
This ‘sea change’ can usher in a new wave of American Populism. For most of the 20th Century the political pendulum swung right to left never returning to where it was intended to be at by our Founders; at center-right. Progressivism always pushed the settling needle further left until we have reached the point where our youth truly believe we are a Democracy. With the election of the 45th President the obstacles preventing the needle from returning to it’s original position have been removed.
In the upcoming election seasons of 2017 and 2018 we could potentially see more of that Obstructionist policy whittled away. Candidates like Allen R Waters represent the opportunity to replace the Leftist Elitism that has represented Massachusetts for half a century. Scott Brown’s stint was a fluke in an era of controversy over Obamacare. The election of a true grassroots candidate under a new White House Administration will be the wheel that turns in making America great again.
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Christopher Maider is the producer/broadcaster of The Meat And Potatoes Show on ktntradio.com. He is the Owner/Writer of The Lexington Green on blogspot.com. He is a Board member and Media Liaison of The Worcester Tea Party. His Company page can be found on https://www.facebook.com/The-MP-Conservative-Media-Network-204906199720436/