google search will link you to motivational quotes
inspiring you to be the best at everything from
sports to business to interpersonal relationships.
The easily inspired can spend hours perusing
catchy little sayings as if trapped in the Hallmark
Card twilight zone.
A common tradition for marathon spectators is
to scribble such quips on poster board and wave them
for runners staggering towards the finish line.
“Great job,” and “You are almost there,” are
commonplace, so I scan the crowd for the extra
Last June in Minneapolis, I spotted a large
cowboy drinking a beer waving a sign which read:
“Blisters, bloody nipples and sloughing
toenails…yep, I’ve got lots of problems, but running
isn’t one of them!”
It quickly became my second favorite just
behind, “If at first you don’t succeed, see if
second place gets anything;” a unique, yet universal
saying applying both to sports and the 2016
This quickly brings me to my point.
Congressional establishment Republicans are trapped
in an awkward situation with the top two GOP
contenders proposing to demolish the Washington,
D.C. cartel and return America to a constitutional
Imagine such extremism.
The establishment’s only hope is Governor
Kasich, a presidential candidate recently finishing
fourth in a three-man primary in Arizona.
Kasich to the nomination, the Republican higher-ups
must create a chaotic, contested GOP convention and
use the power of parliamentary procedures to anoint
they can’t have Kasich, they prefer Clinton or
Sanders over Trump or Cruz because they still get
goodies for second place and here is why:
Democrats and establishment Republicans secure their
power by redistributing money to the unwashed.
Democrats openly campaign on covetousness to
followers mesmerized by a free-stuff, feeding
Establishment Republicans are more discrete, so they
campaign as conservatives before dishing out
freebies after being elected.
Amazingly, few voters ever catch the
The idea of a Trump or Cruz presidency is
repulsive to the establishment GOP and they prefer a
Clinton or Sanders administration because it saves
the wealth re-distribution scheme of Marxism.
For elected officials serving inside the
beltway, second place means the cocktail parties,
golf tournaments and Caribbean junkets will continue
just as they always have.