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.