Wolves in sheep’s clothing?


It’s funny how conservative Republicans are often surprised to learn that the people they voted for and backed turn out to be, well, not at all conservative.  On the other hand, it seems neo-Marxist Democrats (so-called “liberals” and ‘progressives”) never experience such a reversal of fortune and surprise.  As is often the case in politics, we are presented with two viable explanatory options to account for our experiences, evil or incompetent,

“We have two parties here, and only two. One is the evil party, and the other is the stupid party. … I’m very proud to be a member of the stupid party. … Occasionally, the two parties get together to do something that’s both evil and stupid. That’s called bipartisanship.” – Medford Stanton Evans

On the other hand the words of other insiders and the probability calculus suggests deliberate intent and malicious design on the part of both parties,

The argument of two parties should represent opposed ideas and policies, one perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. The policies that are vital and necessary for America are no longer subjects of significant disagreement, but are disputable only in details of procedure, priority, or method.” – Carroll Quigely, Tragedy and Hope

That is to say, perhaps Republicans of influence and consequence are basically wolves in sheep’s clothing.  Indeed, some media commentators are raising warning flags that President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is just such a wolf masquerading among the sheep,


Similarly, some conservative Catholics are starting to wonder if Pope Francis is also a member of canis lupus,

2016: The year Pope Francis finally showed his hand