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  • Does the Establishment GOP Want to Win This Election ?

    Posted by Michael Kennedy on June 10th, 2016 (All posts by )

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    I’m starting to wonder if the Republican Party, that is the institutional party not the voters, really wants to win the election if it means accepting Trump as the nominee.

    I was skeptical at first when it looked like Trump was not collapsing of his own weight.

    About December, he began to look like there was a real chance of winning.

    Now, after months of whistling past the graveyard of Trump’s seemingly inexorable rise and assuring themselves that his candidacy will collapse as voters come to their senses, a CNN poll released Wednesday showing Trump now lapping the field has the GOP establishment in full meltdown mode. The survey shows Trump with nearly 40% of the primary vote, trailed by Ted Cruz at 18%, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio tied at 10%, and the also-rans (including great GOP hope Jeb Bush) limping along far behind.

    I am not a Trump supporter but I am intrigued at the steady progress he is making toward success.

    I am still not that enthusiastic but it seems that he has attracted a large following of people who might be motivated enough to elect him president. The Republican Party seems horrified by the prospect.

    This talk of ousting Trump as the nominee seems more likely to be a big flashing public signal to Trump to get his act together right away. (The smart lefty writer John Judis thinks Trump’s scripted speech Tuesday night is a sign he got this message.) If you were really going to depose Trump from being the GOP nominee in Cleveland, I’m not sure you’d go big with lots of public chatter about it as you’re seeing right now.

    For example, Michael Mukasey a former Attorney General, has written a pearl clutching op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about Trump’s feud with the judge in the Trump U case.

    Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was born in Indiana to parents of Mexican origin and belongs to an association of lawyers of Mexican origin, is sitting on a case in the Southern District of California that charges fraud against Trump University. Donald Trump in recent days has attracted much attention by suggesting that Judge Curiel should be disqualified for bias because the judge’s rulings are adverse to Mr. Trump and because, in campaigning for the presidency, the candidate has criticized Mexicans and proposed building a wall on the southwest U.S. border.

    Mr. Trump’s claim against Judge Curiel is both baseless and squalid, but some in the chorus of critics are not themselves entirely without fault.

    The accusation about the “association of Mexican (Mexican-American ?) lawyers” neglects to mention it’s name, La Raza Legal Lawyers Association.

    Not all agree with Mukasey.

    Curiel served on the selection committee in 2014 for the La Raza Lawyers of San Diego Scholarship Fund. Six of seven of the recipients of these scholarships ranging from $1500 to $1600 were born in Central America. One of them, Ricardo Elorza, described himself as “undocumented.”

    Donald Trump has been critical of Curiel, calling him a “hater” over the weekend. “The judge was appointed by Barack Obama, federal judge. Frankly, he should recuse himself because he’s given us ruling after ruling after ruling, negative, negative, negative,” Trump said. (RELATED: Trump U Docs: Employee Calls Program A Huge Scam)

    “What happens is the judge, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great. I think that’s fine,” Trump added.

    I think Trump was inartful in his statement but, is he so wrong ? A scholarship for an illegal immigrant student might suggest bias against Trump and his emphasis on illegal immigration.

    Mukasey again. Whether they know it or not, judges demonstrate symbolically every time they mount the bench that personal considerations have no place in deciding cases.

    If only that were true.

    The left seems to understand what is going on.

    Never Trump Republicans like Bill Kristol, and whoever else would rally behind French’s potential third-party candidacy, do not take the presidency as seriously as they claim to: If they did, they’d admit that they find Hillary Clinton to be a better choice than Donald Trump.

    There seems to be no doubt on the Democrats side in spite of all the baggage that Hillary brings.

    Even those who should support the nominee seem doubtful.

    The reluctant Trump supporters in the upper echelons of the GOP keep expressing surprise and/or dismay at the fact that Trump hasn’t toned things down or been “reined in” yet. If they truly thought this was a possibility, it’s further proof that the party has transcended clueless. Trump is a 69-year-old man who has never had a filter, he isn’t going to develop one overnight, especially simply because some people he deems inferior are exhorting him to.

    I don’t think Trump believes the “donor class” is inferior. He probably knows most of them think he is “inferior.”

    The portion of the electorate that has propelled Trump to this point are attracted to the very things that the “Harumph!” wing of the GOP finds problematic. When they say they want him to be more of what their vision of a proper candidate is, they are asking him to do a 180 from the version of him that his supporters love.

    It isn’t just the Trump faithful who are in love with the lack of a connection between Trump’s brain and mouth, however. Trump himself sees it as an asset. He is very much adopting an attitude of, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” now. He’s earned the right. The idiots who let him rise to power have no real basis for their claims that he needs to be the kind of candidate they view as a winning candidate.

    That’s largely because they rarely win.

    The left is already planning to describe him as mentally unbalanced, as they did Goldwater.

    In a speech last week, Hillary Clinton took her befuddlement with Donald Trump and dropped it squarely at the feet of America’s mental health professionals. “I’ll leave it to the psychiatrists to explain his affection for tyrants,” she said, in response to comments Trump had made marveling at the political effectiveness of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

    She’s not the first person to suggest the Republican presidential candidate could use a session on the couch. Back in November, Vanity Fair got five psychiatrists and psychologists to weigh in on Trump’s mental health.

    Goldwater did not fight back. Trump does and that is why his supporters love him.

    Also, the political left is doing a good job of explaining why we should choose Trump.

    Much more about the city sanctioned riot at the Trump Rally here.

    San Jose is a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. Remember, all of these videos took place within sight of the San Jose police department, the police officers therein, and the San Jose police Chief Eddie Garcia. According to his own statements, Chief Garcia spent two full days preparing his officers and leadership for the event. He was right there on scene, at the mobile command center. Garcia watch this all as it took place.

    It’s pretty clear the rally-goers were set up. Here is an eye witness account.

    The Trump event attendees were forced to walk past the protesters afterward, after the event was over, to get to their cars. Broad areas of sidewalks and streets, that were not blockaded before the event started, were blockaded by barriers after the event ended, and standing in front of those barriers were lines of individual police officers telling Trump event attendees what route to follow to get to their vehicles.

    I had parked in a parking garage right next door to the event. Before the event, an easy walk to the event, after event over, had to square 4 blocks of sidewalk lined with protesters who somehow knew the exact route that Trump supporters/event attendees had to walk, and were waiting for them.

    But the GOPe is planning to try to wrest the nomination away from him at the convention.

    Is there a better definition of a suicide pact ?

     

    25 Responses to “Does the Establishment GOP Want to Win This Election ?”

    1. Grurray Says:

      The Left has been trying for years to get Conservatives committed after losing to them on policy, decency, and common sense. The latest notable attempt resulted in the Epic Correction of the Decade

      the journal that published a finding much beloved of liberals a few years back that purported to find scientific evidence that conservatives are more likely to exhibit traits associated with psychoticism, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness, and that the supposed “authoritarian” personality of conservatives might even have a genetic basis (and therefore be treatable someday?)

      Unfortunately, they switched the results and had to retract the whole thing

      Thus, where we indicated that higher scores in Table 1 (page 40) reflect a more conservative response, they actually reflect a more liberal response. Specifically, in the original manuscript, the descriptive analyses report that those higher in Eysenck’s psychoticism are more conservative, but they are actually more liberal; and where the original manuscript reports those higher in neuroticism and social desirability are more liberal, they are, in fact, more conservative.

      It was really the case that liberals are psychotic and Conservatives are more sociable. Whhoops!

    2. DirtyJobsGuy Says:

      The key is the preservation of the GOP hold on the Congress. Trump shows little or no interest in this which is a big problem. I would much rather continue as is than to have the white house led by someone of little constancy or intellect like Trump.

    3. Mike K Says:

      DJG, shows us the mentality of the NeverTrump faction.

      I would much rather continue as is than to have the white house led by someone of little constancy or intellect like Trump.

      Hillary is certainly constant.

      More from American THinker.

      And this leads to my final query: are Republicans deliberately undermining this nominee because they truly believe 4-8 years of Hillary is better than 4-8 years of Trump? Are Republicans really that stupid? Or, by doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, are they just nuts?

      I really do wonder.

    4. Mike K Says:

      More information for The Clinton voter, DJG.

      Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff.

      The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later.

      Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens United, which obtained them under the Freedom of Information Act after more the two years of litigation with the government.

      A prolific fundraiser for Democratic candidates and contributor to the Clinton Foundation, who later traveled with Bill Clinton on a trip to Africa, Rajiv K. Fernando’s only known qualification for a seat on the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) was his technological know-how. The Chicago securities trader, who specialized in electronic investing, sat alongside an august collection of nuclear scientists, former cabinet secretaries and members of Congress to advise Hillary Clinton on the use of tactical nuclear weapons and on other crucial arms control issues.

      Yes, there is that intellect and constancy.

    5. Ed Says:

      Michael, the choice is coming down to this. The country is screwed, in dire straits and its political class has failed it. Many dangers face the country from the troubles in the world, the economy, massive debt and unfathomable unfunded liabilities for retirements and medical care, weakening security posture, and thoroughly disfunctional political system and government procurement processes. People are resentful, worried, and distrusting. Hillary is a horrid crook, and Trump is unpredictable and unpresidential.

      If the feces are to hit the revolving blades in the next few years, would you rather have it all blow back on Hillary and the Democrats? Or do you want to take an enormous leap into the unknown with Trump, knowing that the upside potential is mixed at best and the downside potential is greater than any other Presidential candidate the major parties have ever nominated?

      You vote, like millions of others, will be based upon whether you feel lucky in gambling with a small potential for a modest payout but a large risk of a devastating wipeout. Or you can settle for a high likelihood of a grim outcome falling short of utter disaster, while finding yourself in the role of opposition.

      2016, there’s your choice.

    6. Tyouth Says:

      “…an enormous leap into the unknown…”

      It’s always a leap into the unknown.

      Campaign promises are not accomplished actions and perhaps Trump can’t or won’t deliver on half of his but a “mixed upside” would be a nice change from the continuation of the death-spiral that leftists have planned. The authoritarian, propagandist, unprincipled left is what Obama has been and what Hillary will be, so there is that.

      It may be that economic and social upheaval that follow 0’s second term will make the winner wish that he/she hadn’t won.

    7. Grurray Says:

      Ed Ed Ed… never tell me the odds

    8. Mike K Says:

      Or do you want to take an enormous leap into the unknown with Trump, knowing that the upside potential is mixed at best and the downside potential is greater than any other Presidential candidate the major parties have ever nominated?

      I don’t know where you are getting this the downside potential is greater than any other Presidential candidate ?

      I can think of a few, starting with Burr who was elected VP.

      Think of Henry Wallace who would have been president if Roosevelt had not changed his mind.

      John Kennedy was elected over the far more qualified Nixon. I saw that first hand. He appeared at USC when I was a student. I remember a girl I knew who went from Republican to one of the “jumpers” as the Kennedy entourage called them, after seeing him at that rally.

      Obama is another example of a totally unqualified candidate who also had a very suspicious record that is still concealed.

      I wrote this in February 2008.

      Several months before Obama announced his U.S. Senate bid, Jones called his old friend Cliff Kelley, a former Chicago alderman who now hosts the city’s most popular black call-in radio ­program.

      I called Kelley last week and he recollected the private conversation as follows:

      “He said, ‘Cliff, I’m gonna make me a U.S. Senator.’”

      “Oh, you are? Who might that be?”

      “Barack Obama.”

      Jones appointed Obama sponsor of virtually every high-profile piece of legislation, angering many rank-and-file state legislators who had more seniority than Obama and had spent years championing the bills.

      The only record of accomplishments he had was faked.

      I am not all that happy with Trump but he has accomplished some real things in his life,

    9. Subotai Bahadur Says:

      1) The Republican Party is definitely willing and able to try to throw the election to the Democrats. They have a history of doing it. In my state alone, we got two Democrat US Senators and a Democrat governor because they would rather DELIBERATELY lose to a Democrat than have a non-GOPe Republican win.

      2) The #NeverTrump movement, especially the GOPe wing, the “Renegade Party”, and the movement to change the rules at the convention to deny Trump the nomination are expressions of that effort. Noting that Trump has won more Republican primary votes than any other Republican in history, has won 1500+ delegates [1237 needed for a first ballot victory], and did so despite the rules that the RNC put in place specifically to force JEB! as the candidate over the objections of the Republican voter base.

      Hugh Hewitt’s call to overthrow the primary results did not happen in a vacuum. He is a wholly owned subsidiary of the RNC, and if it appeared under his name, it is official GOPe policy. #NeverTrumpers cannot be argued into supporting Trump. It is a waste of effort to try. Take them at their words. After all, there are rice bowls to protect.

      3)The #NeverTrumper’s touchstone is that Trump did not get 50% of the Republican primary vote [he got 44%] and therefore is not legitimate as a nominee AND cannot win because EVERYONE who did not vote for him in the primaries will vote against him in the general. Every one of the individual candidates who lost to Trump, had more people vote against them, by a far larger margin than all the lot against Trump. Which one of those who lost do they think would be in a better position to defeat the Democrat, by their own measure? Hillary got 56% of the vote in a two person race. Trump got 44% of the vote in a 17 person race. Fairly impressive to me.

      This is literally the last chance to affect things electorally. If any Democrat takes office, even with a Republican Congress led by Ryan and McConnell, there will not be any more elections. If any GOPe Republican takes office with a Republican Congress led by Ryan and McConnell; the Democrats will still be able to destroy the Constitution with their help.

      Daydreaming about “enduring” only 4 years of Hillary/Biden/post-Constitutional Obama and a GOPe-approved Messiah arising in 2020 that will lead the GOPe and K Street to the promised land is fantasy. THIS is where the battle will be. Like it or not, Trump won the nomination by any measure. And if the Party changes the rules to deny him the nomination at the convention and after the primaries are over, the battle will be between the Democrats and a party that does not exist any more.

      If #NeverTrump is a valid position to the Republican Party, even if it deliberately elects Hillary, then #NeverVoteRepublicanAgain at any level is just as valid. And they cannot use the threat of Hillary to try to shame us, because they already WANT Hillary elected, and she will surely be elected over any GOPe lop they insert as a candidate.

      So it is either Trump or Hillary/Biden/post-Constitutional Obama. If we lose this election, then electoral politics are over. That does not mean that all politics are over, but that the form will change irrevocably. San Jose will be the Leftist norm nationwide. Eventually, it will not be one sided. Pick your side. And not choosing is a choice.

      And being part of the insider DC bubble will mean about as much as being a member of the Roman Senate on September 4, 476.

      Subotai Bahadur

    10. TangoMan Says:

      Ed writes “If the feces are to hit the revolving blades in the next few years, would you rather have it all blow back on Hillary and the Democrats?

      Here is someone like Ed back in 2008 “If the feces are to hit the revolving blades in the next few years, would you rather have it all blow back on Obama and the Democrats?

      Anyone who followed the 2008 advice to cede the election to Obama has had to endure 8 years of Obama without the promised societal destruction being visited upon us.

      Secondly, if the shit does hit the fan, why would anyone want their enemies to manage the process rather than someone more competent?

      Thirdly, it seems foolish to me to be worrying about the electoral prospects of your party in the aftermath of societal destruction.

    11. chuck Says:

      Is this a plea for support from the evil GOPe, cuckservatives, Mormons who wear funny underwear, and other assorted insulted and undisirable erstwhile members of the GOP? Why would you want that?

    12. Mike K Says:

      “Why would you want that?”

      Well chuck, there is always Republicans for Hillary.

    13. chuck Says:

      Well Mike,

      I see that your astounding talents of persuasion remain untouched. Way to win, big guy.

    14. Will Says:

      Ain’t that Mitt Romney a card? he’s grown some serious chest hair since his public humiliation in ’12. In fact all the “conservatives” are steppin’ bad of late. Hewitt, who was an early Hillary supporter, has really gotten vocal about the wildly popular and record setting DJT. Is he dating Angela Davis?

      To quote Theodore Dalrymple; “The pressure to fail is enormous”

    15. veryretired Says:

      This endless discussion about two people is pointless. Both Trump and Billary are symptoms of much larger problems, and both truly do represent very significant segments of the populace.

      Trump is the accidental beneficiary of the pent-up rage that has been boiling in the middle class for quite some time. It was underestimated, and then vilified as all sorts of terrible things when it emerged in the Tea Party movement, because the narrative demands that only prog rage is acceptable, and that only the officially sanctioned victim groups are allowed to be upset about the conditions in the country, and protest loudly and endlessly.

      Billary is the final, pathetic flag carrier for the criminal enterprise that the permanent governing coalition has become.

      It is long past time for these meaningless discussions about democrat this and republican that—there are only those in power, fully immersed in the graft stream that powers almost all of the official political actions in the world, and, unfortunately, also in this country, and those out of power.

      Members of the official ruling coalition who have not been elected are appointed to one of the endless list of government commissions, boards or panels, hired by lobbyists who trade in government favors, or given some meaningless position in academia, or a corporate board to sustain them.

      Slowly, over several decades, the various elements of our public culture have been subverted from their alleged purpose, and turned into money pumps for the political class.

      The educational system no longer educates to any meaningful extent, instead taking billions of dollars in tax money to pay millions of teachers and administrators to crank out millions of uneducated, culturally bereft young people who can do very little, barely understand how anything works, either physically or theoretically, especially in economics, but manages to “contribute” umpteen millions in either dollars or volunteer work to the politicians who arrange their funding.

      The media, both news and entertainment, is utterly bankrupt of either ideas or veracity, and is, in its own rite, one of the major drivers of the rage percolating through the populace. Instead of any meaningful reporting or analysis of the truly major problems confronting the country, such as looming bankruptcy for several states, and the federal government as well, or any serious reporting about the utter sinkholes of irrelevance our schools and universities have become, the print and airwaves are filled with agonized debates about bathrooms, or the meaning of some comment by some politician, or any number of celebrity inspired nonsense antics which seems to consume the entire journalistic community for days and weeks on end.

      The criminal justice system is in the process of a media driven collapse, the civil system is broken, and mostly used for various forms of extortion and political payoffs.

      The medical care system is collapsing under the weight of the most grotesquely mismanaged government power grab since the financial collapse engineered by political fiat in 2008.

      Our defense structure has been gutted, with the least amount of troops, ships, planes and effective capability since the pre-WW2 period.

      A large, and growing, segment of the middle class population, which maintains, manages, and operates a global, multi-trillion dollar economic and social structure, who were foolish enough to believe the various promises and claims of an endless series of political charlatans, and their bought and paid for press agents aka journalists, have awoken to the gruesome fact that very little of our public institutional structures works anymore, and the more power and control over the many aspects of our economic and social life the political cadres gain control over, the worse things get.

      It is a common element of the snobbery of the elites in this country that the average citizen is a fool, helpless and incompetent, needing constant direction and guidance from those experts and political “betters” that really should be running things anyway, don’t ya know?

      In point of fact, it is these self appointed elites who are painfully ignorant, and incompetent, and grotesquely corrupt, as the disintegrating mess of our social and economic structures so clearly demonstrates.

      It’s not about Trump. It’s not about the Clintons.

      It is about a major political and cultural reorganization of a type this country has only seen a few time before, but is very clearly long overdue, and ongoing.

      The fact that so few of the supposedly dialed in elites, pundits, and politicians, can understand or direct it is a comment on both their irrelevance, and the power of the movement itself.

    16. Jonathan Says:

      Comment of the year.

    17. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      I think the GOPe sees Trump as a threat to the insider deals with lobbyists, H1B dependent businesses, the regulations for cash crowd, the exemption from regulation for cash crowd, and all the other power maintenance and money funneling schemes that are rampant in the federal government. They look at Trump the way the promoters looked at Rocky versus Apollo Creed. He don’t know this a show, he thinks it’s a fight!

    18. TangoMan Says:

      Veryretired,

      Good comment. You lay out the depressing reality very well and as I read a stray thought popped into my head.

      Here’s a thought experiment.

      God touches you and gives you an immense choice. You must split the people of the West into two groups, one group is sent to a virgin world, or an alternate Earth, to begin again and the other group stays behind and must deal with the world as it is and the world that results from the departure of the first group.

      Which group do you want to be in?

    19. Veryretired Says:

      Jonathon—that was very kind of you to say something so complimentary. TY.

      Tango—I’ve been a sci-fi fan since I was in grade school. If they announced a one-way trip to any other planet, with no guarantees, and, for some odd reason, had space for a fat old man with no other assets than enthusiasm, sign me up.

      As to the real meaning behind your question, I would want to be with the pioneer, adventurous types that flew, not with those who couldn’t imagine it.

      The former are the engines that drive all our progress in every field, and the latter are the weight the pioneers carry along.

      As someone who has been on some kind of diet for years, with some modest success, I say shed the extra weight.

    20. morgan Says:

      Two words say it all to throw back into the faces of the Never Trump crowd–Supreme Court. The next president will likely have the ability to choose enough justices to shape the court for years. Who would you rather have choose those justices–Trump or Hillary? If the GOPe chooses Hillary, they should be shunned like lepers in ancient times.

    21. Mike K Says:

      “I would want to be with the pioneer, adventurous types that flew, not with those who couldn’t imagine it.”

      This country was originally peopled by those who chose to leave and try a new place. I was told by an Irish friend that visiting Ireland I should not expect a very warm reception. He said the Irish “All know the cream left.”

      For a while that was enough but the welfare state, as the Europeans are learning, attracts an immigrant population that is not interested in work. The Mexican immigrants who came before we grew a large welfare state were OK. I know some of them.

      What we are getting now is the dregs of Mexican culture with no education and a heavy Indian genetic heritage. I have reviewed workers comp claims for years and saw the educational and literacy level of these immigrants,

      The La Raza types have made it worse.

    22. Gambeir Says:

      Ousting Trump as the nominee will have highly undesired effects. Unquestionably it will bring about an assured defeat for the Republicans. Ted Cruz, whom is the most likely alternative, carries as many problems as Obama did but with the additional factor that people are already saying he’s a Canadian. It’s a can of worms. Has no business in the race, or even in politics in the US in my opinion. Put him up and it’s a surefire defeat.

      It’s time to get rid of professional politicians in this country anyways. They have and are responsible for 99% of all the problems regardless of who’s buying them and their votes. Trump has broad base support. He seems to be a person who actually cares about this nation and that’s more than I can say for almost any other politician.

      Republicans should have embraced Trump. It’s crazy that they haven’t, unless of course their entire party is as equally corrupt as the other one, and I think it is. I could not possibly vote for Hillary any more than I could Cruz or any of the other supposed Republican front runners.

      America needs help. It doesn’t need political games and jackasses playing them any longer. It doesn’t need any more subversions by corporate america or more propaganda from them either. A real conservative realizes that government is created to protect the people from private interests. We don’t want royals here, crowned or self appointed as the case may be. Free enterprise is being legislated out of existence and even the UN has a self appointed collection of globalized business concerns who are creating international laws to protect their own interests under the guise of economic stability. https://www.unglobalcompact.org/library/1151

      Who here has ever heard of corporate sustainability? That’s not what I call a conservative value. I call that a radical and dangerous threat to every person who dreams of being a self made person. Trump may have been born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but I think he believes in America and knows it needs help. I don’t even think Donald believes he’s the best man for the job, but he is evidently the only person of wealth who isn’t intent on planting a dagger in the backsides of every American. Take the issue of importing labor while denying our colleges graduates jobs . They claim our graduates aren’t qualified. Well that reminds me of Senator Ernest Hollings who retorted the Japanese Prime Minister who said Americans were incapable of building anything complex, to which Hollings held up his own quick sketch of an atom bomb burt and said how’s this then?

      Where are the conservative values when Billionaires organize to do exactly those kinds of things which are so damaging to our own nation as to invent excused for needed importation of labor on the cheap while denying our own kids jobs after having spent tens of thousands in colleges. Ya know, just because someone say’s they are a conservative or a republican doesn’t actually make them one. Look at what the Partnership for a new American Economy has been doing as an example of that. Where are conservatives with those ideas? Those are nothing but the actions of greedy people with too much money and not enough patriotism. It amounts to a complete betrayal of the people and the nation which allowed them to become who they are today?

      I’m not a Republican, nor a conservative, but I am an American and an old one at that. I see our nation breaking apart and it’s because of unethical people filled with greed, with insane lust for power, and the desire to become the new global royalty. I cannot vote for a communist, nor a person with a lust for power that is almost naked. I cannot vote for a Canadian pretending to be an American, papered or not, but I will vote for Donald. Never before has a republican had so much support for the left with the possible exception of Barry Goldwater. Think it through. This isn’t about the right or left. It’s about America.

    23. Lexington Green Says:

      The legacy GOP wants to hold onto Congress. They prefer Hillary to Trump if they can keep Congress.

    24. Subotai Bahadur Says:

      Lexington Green Says:
      June 11th, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      What they want may not be what they get. Consider that a lot of people regard the GOPe as the enemy just as much as the Democrats, AND that the Republican Congress has been lying to us and betraying us for decades.

      We have a Senate seat on the ballot, and of course a Rep. seat. I can tell you right now, that if Trump is not the candidate, having won fair and square, that if the Senate candidate is not Darryl Glenn [who is a friend of the TEA Party] I am not working for that campaign. The last GOPe Senate candidate we elected, Cory Gardner, votes with the Democrats.

      Our Representative, Doug Lamborn, is good at bringing home pork but does not stand and fight against either the GOPe or Obama. In fact, at his last town hall here, when he was being hammered hard for the Republicans not even pretending to resist Obama after we gave them the House and the Senate, he teared up and almost cried as he tried to explain that the rules had changed and no one could resist the Democrats.

      I am supporting Calandra Vargas in the primary, and if she loses, I may vote Democrat just to get rid of Lamborn.

      I, and those like me in this county, are the ones who do the work in campaigns. I may spend the fall stockpiling items for hard times instead of on politics.

      The GOPe’s only hope in Congress, is to get an enthusiastic Presidential campaign. They are working to make sure that they do not have one.

      I have been saying for some time that if we have the putative election in November, it may well be the last one ever.

    25. brer rabbit Says:

      The GOP has been penetrated and taken-over by the Left wing of the Democrat party in true Stalinist style. Lefties hold a majority of Republican Senate and House seats, The Left has also captured the mainstream media.

      Strangely the American left wants a nuclear war with Russia – probably because the left was removed from power in Russia.