AS the sun ascends to its midday crest over the CNMI the forecast of “Super-Typhoon GOP” headed our way that will surely DEVASTATE the FALL of the Republican Party giving RISE to the rebuilding of our government with “Democrats & INTEGRITY” whom the People can finally TRUST!  To a large extent, the Republican Party was depending upon their “Standard Bearer Governor Torres” but it is clear their Banner is stained with all kinds of corruption, deflecting and gaslighting that has gotten the People NOTHING and NOWHERE! Kilili rarely speaks in a negative manner about our government and officials because he has to work with them and his admonishment about this administration was like a Tsunami rolling in to devastate the Republican Party.

A blind man can see that the Republican Party is disintegrating and splintering into two-groups, the Torres and the Palacios blocs, and both are now literally “dead-in-the-water” going nowhere, quick and fast and in-a-hurry just like they did to our economy. Being an Economist who minored in Sociology, I KNEW and even WARNED that “flipping our economy like a pancake from the Japanese to the Chinese was not only dangerous, but indeed FOOLISH”!  We are now witnessing the TRUTH that I spoke and experiencing the real HARSH CONSEQUENCES of Republican foolishness that was FORCED on us. Now the Governor is trying to play us-folks-in-the-cheap-seats for FOOLS gaslighting South Korea as our primary Tourist Market but won’t mention that HE and his Republican Crew are the ones who KILLED our Japanese Tourism Market — not ashamed.

The Lt. Governor started the revolt to jump-ship and now a leader of the Republican Party openly admits it’s “the Torres Brothers Party,” not the Republican nor the People. After Kilili we now see the President of the Party bearing witness and PROVING to the People what most of us already KNEW about the Republican Party — it’s not OUR Party. ALL those Republican voters who had “blind-faith” in the Governor and his Crew led by Angel Demapan, need to OPEN your eyes to the TRUTH. WE the People just literally got the TRUTH from the Horses’ Mouth about these Republicans which is why I continue to YELL that “WE the People need to teach ALL of these Republicans a lesson by “firing Republicans and hiring Democrats.”

If the CNMI was a business, I think most readers with common sense would know the Governor and ANYONE associated with him or empowered him to get away with so many ALLEGED crimes would have to GO! As a Political Scientist, I have often wondered WHY sooooo many of the poor in the CNMI are voting Republican. The majority of the people in the CNMI are “at or below the U.S. poverty level” and it’s really common political knowledge that the Democrats are the Party that look out for the poor, which is why Democrats have a long-standing reputation for being “the PEOPLE’S Party.” I surmise it was more about the Republican portraying the “STRONG Image” as if the election was a “Cockfight” and it’s only natural to want to be on the side of the winner. But elections are supposed to be like what Kilili said in so many words which is, “electing the BEST People whom voters can TRUST to do the job.”

Now that the great “Republican Casino Idea” is dead and in “Receivership” and neither the Governor nor the Casino Commission is doing anything about the 10s of millions OWED to the People, I feel confident in figuratively saying “the Republicans will FALL while the Democrats will RISE to control our government in 2022.”

To be continued: One people One Direction.   

The writer is an Economist, Political Scientist, retired teacher, former CNMI Board of Education Member, James Madison Fellow (U.S. Constitutional Scholar), a Fulbright-Hays & Humanities Scholar who resides in Kagman III.

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