GOP hypocrisy as establishment withholds support from Trump

 Political pundits are quick to report that everyone from the wary Japanese ambassador to the U.S. and Mexico’s hostile president, have concerns about Donald Trump.  The two clenched-jawed former Republican presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump. Amnesty pushing Jeb! —  the Bush establishment determiners had dubbed their successor, failed miserably in his effort to recapture the White House for the family. Now he sullenly joins his father and brother as never-Trumpers.  House Speaker Paul Ryan has stated he’s “just not ready” to back the presumptive GOP nominee, despite their scheduled meeting this week.

National Review magazine printed a cover story, “Conservatives against Trump,” in which authors, scholars, talk show hosts and others, rip Trump. The Hill has complied a lengthy list of belligerent Republicans also vowing never to back Donald Trump.

The business tycoon was not our first choice as we opted for Ted Cruz, but Cruz has dropped out as have 16 others who failed to garner support. Donald Trump is the sole Republican left standing — no small feat in such a sizable field.

Yet the GOP establishment continues to spew hypocrisy.  In 1996, the Bob Dole/Jack Kemp  ticket was a guaranteed  loser, but we were told we had to rally behind the standard bearers — regardless. The duo lost to Clinton /Gore. The scenario was repeated in 2008, when John McCain and Sarah Palin another substandard team were shoved down our throats and lost to Barack Obama and Joe Biden. The 2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan ticket were also kicked to the political curb by Obama and Biden.

Grassroots conservatives who had trouble supporting each of the three tickets, were reprimanded for their reticence and told they needed to get on-board for the good of the nation, if not the party. 

Now the establishment elites in that very same Republican Party are engaging in sweeping  repudiations of Donald Trump after his grassroots triumphs — epic upsets — in state after state.

Here in Arizona, Trump carried 47.1% of the primary vote  to Ted Cruz’ 24.9% and Kasich’s 10.0%.   When John McCain ran for president,  he hung on to Arizona by a mere 8.5% margin of victory — in a clear sign of voter ire, which has only grown.

It’s time to remind these Republicrats that a vote against Donald Trump will be a vote for Hillary Clinton. If elected, her appointments to the Supreme Court will have devastating consequences for generations to come. It was Hillary, long before anyone had heard the name Barack Hussein Obama, who was working to push through a massive health care scheme during her husband’s administration. Bill Clinton appointed leftists Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer to the High Court. 

Donald Trump will be our Republican standard-bearer. The GOP syndicate needs to get used to that fact and take a good dose of the “support our nominee” prescription they peddled in 1996, 2008 and 2012. Trump has already evidenced stronger grassroots support than either Bob Dole, John McCain or Mitt Romney. Americans are fed up with the status quo. Donald Trump speaks to them as the regurgitated party hacks never could.

29 Responses to GOP hypocrisy as establishment withholds support from Trump

  1. Former GOP PC says:

    Seeing Red AZ has just defined the reason for the Trump surge and being the “presumptive” (don’t you love that word?) nominee. The GOPe brought this on themselves. We are fed up with top down business as usual politics and want our voices heard. Until Trump brought up the gargantuan problem of the illegal invasion of the USA, no other Republican wanted to discuss it.

    McCain has done all he can to destroy our party. He and his operatives ensured that my wife and I, both hardworking, longtime elected precinct committeemen, were taken out and replaced by McCainiacs, who are not, and have never been, active in our district.

  2. azgary says:

    Im not one who demands votes from people who don’t want to vote for a candidate.

    You, me, them…

    We ALL own our vote to do with it as we wish, free will you know, and I have exercised this right since my first ballot cast for Ronald Reagan.

    I have not voted for mccain in decades, including for President and never will.

    I also have not voted for his challenger in the general election (but always in the primary), though if that rancid old MF’er is the nominee again I just might.

    It is my right

    The issue I have is with the co-opting of language with these globalist elites who use the term “conservative” to cover for their globalist agenda, political correctness and old boys network, with the hidden agenda of destroying the American way of life for my fellow Citizens and our progeny while using it as a club to attack us as lessers, somehow not as good as they.

    BALONEY

    no difference in them and those who rebranded illegal aliens as undocumented citizens, move the goalpost to fit their meme.

    There is ABSOLUTELY nothing conservative about the goals of their agenda, they suborn the United States of America to Foreign countries and interest every bit as much as obama and the democrats do, and play the same game of demonizing those who disagree with them. The agenda and the b@st@rdization of “conservative” is no more than a scheme to continue enriching themselves and their masters while hanging onto power and feeding their egos.

    16 globalist and Trump entered the primary, Trump won, despite party and candidate collusion and shenanigans.

    The possibility of slowing and/or stopping the globalist agenda is what they oppose and fear in Trump, he ends the gravy train and the feeding of their power, finances and egos.

    Challenge these liars every time they say Trump is not conservative and they claim to be, I’m not sure what you would call the particularly anti-American Treachery they support, it is certainly not “conservative”.

    With the platform of America and Americans FIRST Trump is the ONLY conservative among them, he also seems to be the only patriot, choosing Country and Citizenry over foreign interest and those Big Money backers who would sell us out to them.

    Thats as good as it gets since I’ve been on this earth.

    • jakesez says:

      The good thing about this split in the party is that we can now see once and for all those who use the term “conservative” as a blanket to hide behind and those who really believe in political conservatism. Yes, Trump may not be a true blue conservative, but now we can see the establishment people out in the open. They are there for all to see, be they politicians, media people or just so call community leaders. Fox news is one that really disappointed me.

      • azgary says:

        Trump IS a conservative, America and Americans FIRST.

        It doesnt get more conservative.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    If the “establishment” GOP and the media would have exerted some effort to find out about the real BHO, maybe we wouldn’t be living this current nightmare.

    The British media is doing the same thing as our media—-not only hiding their heads in the (Arabian) sand—their media is taking to task the likes of Breitbart News and Drudge, calling them intolerant.

    Now that London has elected a muslim human rights attorney as their new mayor, all of the often-photographed red double decker tour busses in London have been outfitted with banners that read
    ‘Glory to Allah’. Yep. Of course,you would have to be able to read Arabic to understand what is written on the banners,.

    To top off this abomination with a dollop of blasphemy, the new muslim mayor took his oath of office in a Christian cathedral in London.

  4. Hunter says:

    Republicans have a knack for choosing the wrong candidates for president. Part of the problem might be the winner take all state primaries. They are designed to produce a winner of the presidential nomination contest early, but they are more likely to produce a flawed nominee than a proportional awarding of delegates would produce. That is especially true when a large number of candidates are running.

    If no candidate can get a majority of delegates when all states award delegates proportionately, then it is better for the nomination to be decided at the convention so a candidate that a majority of the party can rally around will be nominated.

    Trump is one of many flawed candidates produced by this process.

    Allowing presidential candidates to essentially pick their own VP candidates instead of having the convention do it is also a problem. We get inferior VP candidates that way and further the notion that we are supporting a candidate as a person rather than having the candidate and his running mate represent our political views to the public.

    Many Republicans see Trump for the Democrat that he is and are not sure he would actually turn out to be significantly different from Hillary Clinton, a person he has repeatedly praised and contributed money to. Trump has already back-tracked on some issues since becoming the presumptive nominee and he has not yet actually won the nomination. After winning for real at the convention, he can show his true Democrat colors.

    Republicans not supporting Trump is not the same as Christians not supporting a Mormon candidate for religious reasons. Anti-Mormon Christians who share the political, public policy, and moral views of a Mormon candidate and won’t support him because of his religion are religious bigots. Republicans who won’t support Trump because his public policy positions are basically those of a Democrat and he behaves in a morally repugnant manner have legitimate political and moral objections to his candidacy in the Republican Party.

    Establishment Republicans are obviously a problem, but Trump is not a solution for conservatives who want the Republican Party to stand for conservative principles. So-called conservatives who supported Trump have destroyed the Republican Party rather than try to fix it by helping select a candidate who supports conservative principles. Many of these people would not have supported Giuliani because he was too liberal; Trump is even more liberal.

    It isn’t just the GOP establishment who is disgusted by Trump. Principled Conservatives are probably even more disgusted because their principles – not just political power – are being threatened.

    If Trump wants support from Conservatives, he needs to offer something to Conservatives instead of continuing to pivot left. Otherwise, to Conservatives, the election will look like two Democrats running in the general election. There will be no incentive to vote for either one. It is likely Trump will win the general election; it will be because he is a better Democrat candidate compared to Clinton.

    • ZOO says:

      After being statistically eliminated from securing the Republican nomination, Ted Cruz sanctimoniously announced his VP running mate Carly Fiorina in an act of pure desperation – murdering his campaign in cold blood. Fiorina was a supporter of ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ aka amnesty who washed out one day after the New Hampshire primary.

      Now the Cruz campaign has revealed that before naming Fiorina an offer was made to enlist Gang of Eight member Marco Rubio as his VP candidate in a “unity” ticket, alleging that would have been a “magic bullet” to knock Trump out of the running. Rubio declined.

      Now that’s a “principled conservative.” Damn shame it failed and stuck us with the liberal Trump. Damn shame.

      http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/05/08/cruz-campaign-vp-marco-rubio-magic-bullet-defeat-trump/

      • azgary says:

        Hi Zoo, havent seen you in some time, hope all is well with you.

        I stole your post here and used it elsewhere

      • Hunter says:

        By the way, Cruz was only statistically eliminated from a victory on the first ballot. He was not statistically eliminated from winning the nomination. Trump, even now, still has to get a majority of delegates for the first ballot. Unfortunately, he almost certainly will, but that wasn’t the case when Cruz announced Fiorina as his running mate.

        And Reagan announced a liberal Republican from PA as his running mate before the convention in 1976. That was a tactical mistake too.

        As you may have figured out from my previous post, I don’t think that Presidential candidates should pick their running mates either before or during the convention. I think they should be picked by the delegates. Of course, the convention for the past 50+ years is that the Presidential candidate picks his running mate which is one more way that we have cults of personality instead of political principle in political parties. Unfortunately, it looks like personality will continue to Trump principle for the foreseeable future.

        A mistake by a principled conservative does not make the liberal Trump a conservative. The only thing Trump is “conservative” on is illegal aliens – and by not allowing his off the record NY Times interview to be released, one can even legitimately doubt that.

        He is now suggesting higher taxes for the wealthy will be acceptable after opposing that during the primary campaign. If enacted, that will drive away capital that can be used for job creation. How will that make America great?

        After consulting with Silicon Valley CEOs, Trump back tracked on H1B visas saying that maybe we should increase them. Is that what his supporters really want?

        Trump, someone who supposedly is fearless against political correctness, condemned North Carolina for passing a law to prevent the city of Charlotte from requiring public facilities to allow transgender people to use lavatories and locker rooms for the sex they “identify” with regardless of actual physical genitalia. Is that the voice of a conservative unafraid to speak his mind.

        The problem is that these are not isolated mistakes or tactics. They indicate that Trump has no basic principles except to win and also reveal his thoughtless, liberal, “New York values” nature. Unfortunately, winning when there are no principles to guide you is pointless. What does winning mean if you have no basic principles? For Trump, winning means that Trump wins, is popular, and gets respect from other people. It also means he gets to order people around and publicly humiliate them just for fun. There is no reason to suppose that Trump winning will mean America wins.

        Trump doesn’t even have a basic knowledge of how the federal government is supposed to work. He doesn’t understand the constitution; he probably never even read it. He thinks the Supreme Court signs laws which reveals an astonishing level of ignorance. I bet he couldn’t even pass a citizenship test immigrants are required to pass in order to be naturalized citizens. You can’t conserve something you don’t understand. Trump doesn’t have the basic knowledge much less the values and integrity to actually be a conservative.

        Make no mistake, Trump is an amoral liberal with no knowledge of history or the principles upon which this country was founded.

        If he isn’t, he needs to prove otherwise to principled conservatives to get our support. At best, as is, he might get conservative votes only because he is probably not worse than Hillary Clinton. However, his pivots to the left are not encouraging.

        There are plenty of other conservative candidates running as Republicans. Most principled conservatives will focus their efforts on supporting them and stay as far away from the presidential campaign as possible. Unless Trump gives us a reason to actually support him instead of just accept that he is the candidate.

        For example, Arizona conservatives can support Kelli Ward for US Senate. There are also other campaigns principled conservatives can support in good conscience. I’m sure most of us can agree that would be a good thing to do regardless of our views on Trump.

  5. azgary says:

    Attn: Never Trump Coalition – The Monster Vote Is Very Real…

    In 2008 slightly less than 22 million voted in the Republican primary. In 2012 just over 19 million voted in the primary.

    We predicted a Republican voter turnout model of 29,528,228 for 2016 (an increase of almost 50%). -LINK–
    Actual Republican Voter turnout so far 26,561,719 (an increase almost 50%). –LINK–

    In 2008 21.9 million Republicans voted in the primary and 58.1 million voted in the general election (265% increase). In 2012 19.2 million primary -vs- 59.2 million in the general (308% increase).

    Barack Obama won in ’08 with 66.5 million / McCain 58.1.

    Barack Obama won in ’12 with 62.3 million / Romney 59.2

    If the 2016 increases are even remotely maintained given the scope of the current increase in Republican Primary participation, the general election vote would be through the roof.

    And here is where you begin to understand the potential scope of the 2016 primary voter for the Republican nominee, Donald J Trump. This is the bottom line the media and establishment republicans do not want to see discussed. This is the potential for the “Trump Effect”. This is the Monster Vote:
    continues……
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/05/09/attn-stuart-stevens-and-the-never-trump-coalition-the-monster-vote-is-very-real/#more-116012

  6. Conservative Since Birth says:

    The GOPe/RCC (RINO Central Command) has been lecturing Conservatives since Bob Dole ran – “there is no perfect candidate” – get in line and vote for the one we hand-picked. When we fought back and backed Ronald Reagan, they fought us tooth and nail. We prevailed. Now, the GOPe globalists are using scorched earth lunacy against Trump. Trump has really shined the light on who’s who in the GOP.

    Paul Ryan is an open borders, pro-immigration of legal and illegal people from around the world. He wanted to take “entitlements” from Social Security recipients, but send money all over the world to aid people who don’t like us. He’s the handpicked golden boy of the billionaire globalists, lobbyists and RINOs, who some say wants to run for president in 2020.

    If I could talk to Donald Trump, I’d tell him to stand firm in the meeting with Ryan. And remind him that he (Trump) won Janesville, WI, Ryan’s hometown.

  7. jakesez says:

    Remember when all the candidates insisted that Trump sign the declaration to support the winner of the primaries? Now look at how many are backing away from that promise. I guess it was a political promise, only good until something that’s pays more comes along. When these people make a future promise, we need make sure the word “MAYBE” is included.

  8. Conservative Since Birth says:

    GOP Senator Jeff Flake: Trump Should ‘Soften’ Position on Muslims – Breitbart

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/05/08/gop-senator-flake-trump-soften-position-muslims/

    My question is: Why?

    • Doc says:

      …I think mcFlake should soften HIS stance on bein’ Arizona’s joonyer ?senator?…

  9. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Late Breaking News!

    Ryan reportedly opens door to stepping down as convention chair if Trump asks House Speaker Paul Ryan — who has yet to endorse Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee — reportedly has suggested that he’d be willing to step down as Republican Convention chairman if Trump asks. (FoxNews)

    What’s behind this I wonder.

    • azgary says:

      the globalist shill doesnt want to attend, just like the other nevertrumpers.

      we need to get the speakership vacated

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        I just learned this: The Speaker of the House does not have to be a member of congress.

        Bring back Newt. At least he balanced the budget. And supports Trump.

      • azgary says:

        the house would NEVER elect one who is not their own, the donors would not allow it.

        we can see how they caved in electing ryan who is really no better than boehner

  10. azgary says:

    • State Delegate says:

      Let’s be clear. The Trump hating extends down to the AZ GOP chair Robert Graham and his minions. The “funny business” that took place during the voting at the state meeting. was a disgrace as was the newly imposed fee to attend and vote. The “fix” was in for Cruz. They must have suffered group apoplexy when Cruz withdrew and Graham had to put out a press release displaying his fake glee over Trump. They are ruled by McCain down on 24th Street. Graham is the chief McBoot licker. It’s all a farce.

      • azgary says:

        Yep.

        Trump will really put a dent in their taxpayer funded gravy train

      • azgary says:

        Globalist unite to stop America and Americans first platform.

        they WILL do what they have to to have amnesty and obama trade

        Wealthy Cruz and Bush Donors Dump Millions Into Hillary Clinton’s Campaign
        http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/05/wealthy-cruz-bush-donors-dump-millions-hillarys-campaign/

      • Hunter says:

        Based on the voting results, it looks like a little over half the state convention delegates didn’t like Trump that much either. It’s not just Robert Graham and John McCain (both of whom are definitely NOT conservatives). The Cruz supporters just out organized the Trump supporters and got help from the Kasich slate that put them over the top. The numbers from the vote results bear that out.

        You guys have almost won. Stop whining about “funny business” that is “funny” only to someone who doesn’t understand arithmetic.

        The Trump-like smearing does not flatter you.

  11. Saguaro Sam says:

    Brilliant column penned by Pat Buchanan and published on wnd.com
    entitled, “Who Promoted Private Ryan”.

    an exerpt:

    “Ryan is a congressman from Wisconsin. He has never won a statewide election. As No. 2 on Mitt Romney’s ticket, he got waxed by Joe Biden. He was compromise choice as speaker, only after John Boehner went into in his Brer Rabbit “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” routine.

    Who made Ryan the conscience of conservatism?

    Who made Ryan keeper of the keys of true Republicanism?

    Trump “inherits something … that’s very special to a lot of us,” said Ryan, “the party of Lincoln and Reagan and Jack Kemp.”

    But Trump did not “inherit” anything. He won the nomination of the Republican Party in an epic battle in the most wide-open race ever, in which Trump generated the largest turnout and greatest vote totals in the history of Republican primaries.

    What is Ryan up to?

    He is pandering to the Trump-hating Beltway media and claiming the leadership of a Republican establishment routed and repudiated in the primaries, not only by that half of the party that voted for Trump, but also by that huge slice of the party that voted for Ted Cruz.

    The hubris here astonishes. A Republican establishment that has been beaten as badly as Carthage in the Third Punic War is now making demands on Scipio Africanus and the victorious Romans.

    This is difficult to absorb.

    Someone should instruct Paul Ryan that losers do not make demands. They make requests. They make pleas.

    What makes Ryan’s demands more astonishing is that he is the designated chairman of the Republican National Convention, a majority of whose delegates and whose nomination Trump is about to win.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/who-promoted-private-ryan/#7qxhMkkDfYAC8stp.99

    —————————-

    Remember, the Speaker of the House does not have to be a sitting member of Congress.

  12. Joseph Bickley, Sr. says:

    Please, SRA, Trump in Arizona never got a single vote in the “Primary,” simply because the Primary Election in Arizona has not taken place yet, and won’t until August 30.
    “Here in Arizona, Trump carried 47.1% of the primary vote to Ted Cruz’ 24.9% and Kasich’s 10.0%. ”
    What you refer to is merely the Presidential Preference Election(sic) that elected no one, nominated no one and garnered no delegates; it was just a bogus public opinion poll that cost dearly yet accounted for nothing.
    Your editorial on the hypocrisy of the GOP was spot on, but call a spade a spade.

  13. Doc says:

    So, 1st, mcTraitor says that Mr. Trump will hurt his re-election chances. THEN…he flip-flops (as usual) & agrees to back the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee…

    THEN, 2nd, I saw an interview on “Hannity” with Sheriff Joe & former AZ Gov. Jan Brewer. Hannity asks her if mccain’s remarks about Trump “hurting his re-election chances” are accurate. SHE (of course) starts fawning over how much mccain’s done for Arizona & America…& I wanted to puke…so I shut it off.

    …if Mr. Trump hurts mcTraitor’s re-election chances, I say ‘BOUT TIME SUMTHIN’ DID FER GOD’S SAKE!!! But in reality, Mr. Trump ain’t gonna’ have a single thing ta’ do with it. That S.O.B. hurt his own chances LLlllooooonnnnng ago. But just like any petulant, arrogant, snot-nosed little rich b-o-y, it’s NEVER his own fault.

    86 TH’ 80 YEAR OLD S.O.B.!!

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      I saw when Brewer fawned over McCain. That did it for me! She’s got moxie to be for Trump, but still cowers hearing the name McCain. Can’t do both.

      Also Sheriff Joe said “a friend” offered $20,000 for something regarding immigration…….don’t know details – but I wonder if it wasn’t Trump helping him out.

  14. Bill says:

    Trump isn’t a conservative, he’s an opportunist. Having just completed a hostile takeover of the Republican party, he’ll use the media attention to further his looney-tunes political agenda, nothing more. All you guys who are jumping on the Trump plane are in for a hard landing. Sooner rather than later, I think.