Definitions. Premise. The foundation. It's time for another tea party.
Who is the establishment?
Someone told me the other day that conservatives are now the GOP establishment. Really?
What is the establishment?
Beyond the political parties, beyond ideology, deep inside the bowels of Washington, exists a political ruling class of what Obama would call professional politicians. This group of elites establish the rules, and control the inner-machinations of the government. Inside the club there is more buying and selling than on Wall Street. The establishment is considered to be out of touch with voters, but in reality, it is worse than that. They could care less about the voters, and find a way around them at every opportunity.
The Republican Establishment's failure to act when given the opportunity by voters was the reason for the rise of the Tea Party, and is now a large part of what is behind the support for Donald Trump. Trump is not a part of the political machine, and is not a part of the establishment. . . or at least that is what his supporters believe.
Sarah Palin calls the establishment a “good old boy system.” Perhaps that is a part of what is behind her supporting Trump. Like the voters who support Trump, Palin appreciates The Donald because he is outside the system, and as far as they are concerned, he can't be bought.
Alternative Definition: "Those who want to preserve the status quo because they directly benefit from it and don't challenge the political-media industrial complex" – Tony Lee, Breitbart News
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