The dark secret being exposed isn’t Donald Trump’s, it’s the dark, dirty little secret about the GOP Establishment.
The secret – which isn’t the secret anymore – is that the Republican Establishment would rather see Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders President than Donald Trump. They never worked this hard against any Democrat…Barack Obama, John Kerry, or Bill Clinton.
Trump is absolutely right about the motivation of the Establishment. It’s all about money and power. You have a group of people in Washington, D.C., in both parties, who couldn’t run a profitable lemonade stand in the private sector. Their only reason for being is to rake in the cash, revel in the power, and make sure their friends are paid off handsomely.
Donald Trump – and to maybe even a greater degree, Ted Cruz – are a direct threat to Establishment power. In both parties.
The status quo in Washington, D.C. for most of the last 70 years has been for Republicans to let Democrats have their way as long as they got to enjoy some of the table crumbs. There have been a couple of brief interludes where Republicans actually exercised power – the Reagan administration, and Newt Gingrich’s term as Speaker of the House.
I happen to think the threat is not so much “Donald Trump,” as it is the awakening of conservatives and libertarians to the fact that the Establishment doesn’t govern for “the people,” they govern for themselves. The people just pay them. And it looks like the people are sick of it.