“When people say Donald Trump doesn’t stand for any issues, I wonder what planet they’re on.”
Let the braying begin: The Donald is now the Republican candidate for President. The bitterness among the #NeverTrump crowd following the suspensions of Sen. Ted Cruz’s and John Kasich’s presidential campaigns has hit epic levels. Some even call it #Trumpacolypse. While Trump has unabashedly defied every rule in the Little Black Book of Political Consultancy, his worst offense is that he won the nomination without the DC Consultancy class.
Many in the Consultancy Class are even threatening to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump.
I don’t get Republicans who persist in political fratricide, opting for eight years of Hillary’s nasty brand of Socialism, instead of the Republican who is not your choice.
It is time to get over your righteousness. The people have spoken and it’s about time you listen.
“When we nominated people over the past several election cycles, some of us had heartburn, but we stepped up and supported the nominee,” Mike Huckabee said in a Mediaite article, and told any Republicans not backing Trump to leave the party. “This isn’t Burger King,” he said. “This is an election. And you don’t get it all the time just like you want it. You’re either on the team, or you’re not on the team.”
Donald Trump just won the Republican nomination for president by spending very little of his own money, hiring only three staffers and no pollsters, and buying almost no media. But he did it by being the anti-politician – by saying what he means in his “You’re Fired” style, giving fits to the PC-DC clique.
Most importantly, he says what’s on the minds of millions of voters who are sick and tired of being ignored by the elite political consultant class. Despite being told he was wrong, or being called a misogynist, a racist, a hater, or telling him he couldn’t say that, Trump kept on.
“I always hoped I’d see this once before I died,” Ann Coulter wrote. “It’s like to going to Mecca, for Americans. Pay attention, because it’s the last time we’re going to see it in our lifetimes.”
Any Republican who claims to care about the future of the country will not vote for Hillary Clinton. And those who do cast a Clinton vote are exposing their more mercenary motives (payola). Most who’ve been paid over the years for running campaigns and political consulting, have run the gamut within the Party structure: Rockefeller to Reagan – although they’ll all tell you they are Reagan Republicans.
What they are really mad about is that Trump is not one of them… he didn’t hire one of them… he rebuffed them and ran his own campaign. And won.
Sacramento Political Consultant Doug Elmets, worked in the Reagan White House and is ostensibly a Republican. Elmets is organizing Republicans for Clinton.
Self-aggrandizement is Doug Elmets’ business. He believes in promoting Doug Elmets, and long ago disregarded Reagan Republican values. But Elmets knows how to make the news.
And add to that list everyone at National Review Online, Political Consultant and California #nevertrump chairman Rob Stutzman, Erick Erickson, David French, Jonah Goldberg, former RNC communications director Doug Heye, Ben Howe, former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman, GOP consultant and former Hill columnist Cheri Jacobus, and who could forget Mitt Romney’s top 2012 strategist Stu Stevens?
If Trump put them all on retainer and had them do nothing, they’d support Trump. But because he didn’t need them, they can’t stand him. Stu Stevens (who declared on CNN in October that Trump would be out of the race before the Iowa caucuses in February) and his ilk aren’t relevant anymore, and neither are the so-called “arbiters” of conservative opinion. And they can’t stand it. That’s why “hip” intellectual wannabes like Kevin Williamson at NRO throw tantrums about “ignorant Trump voters,” who had the temerity to vote based on their own individual judgment rather than listen to the brain trust at NRO.
Who gave NRO chief Rich Lowry and his pathological anti-Trump crew the authority to speak for all Reagan conservatives? Ed Rollins, Reagan’s top political advisor, just signed on to head Trump’s Super PAC. Ed Rollins has more Reagan creds than the entire knucklehead NRO crew combined.
In 1992 at the Republican convention, Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan urged his supporters to rally behind George H.W. Bush, the Republican nominee. “This war is for the soul of America, Buchanan warned. “And in that struggle for the soul of America, Clinton & Clinton are on the other side, and George Bush is on our side. And so, to the Buchanan Brigades out there, we have to come home and stand beside George Bush.”
On the Laura Ingraham radio show this past week, Buchanan advised the avowed #NeverTrump crowd to come around and support Donald Trump in the “overall interest of conservatism.”
“Whatever your view of what [conservatism] is, it certainly is not Hillary Rodham Clinton as President of the United States,” Buchanan said.
Ingraham pointed out that during his campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz was reluctant to reveal whether or not he would support Donald Trump, if he became the Republican nominee. “If you want a future in the Republican Party, I think you have to endorse its nominee and you have to vote for its nominee,” Buchanan said.
For people to insist they will never vote for Trump, is to allow this country to cede further into Socialism. No U.S. election hosts religious candidates; this election is about Capitalism vs. Socialism, and every one of the recent Republican candidates would have been on the Capitalism side. We should be grateful instead to Trump who is a wildly successful businessman and Capitalist; he knows more about business, trade, markets, sales, compromises, deals, finance, and economics than the entire political consultancy class combined.
Harmeet Kaur Dhillon, California Republican Party Vice Chairwoman, was also just elected as the “Republican National Committee Woman,” summed this up succinctly: “I have never seen so much weeping and drama coming from grown men as I have in the past week. It’s not attractive, guys! Get a hold of yourselves! The sky will not fall just because your candidate is no longer in the race, and your choices are imperfect. That’s life. And especially, that’s politics. When I look at who in the party is refusing to support the nominee, yet was happy to support tax increases, fail to stand up to Obama, supported many prior failed nominees, and fail to demonstrate leadership on anything, I’m stunned by the hypocrisy. But you won’t see me crying about it. That’s politics, too.”
Andrew Breitbart called for unity in taking on the left. His 2012 speech needs to be read today by every member of the #NeverTrump movement.
You want a unity speech, I’ll give you a unity speech. I don’t care who our candidate is and I haven’t since the beginning of this. I haven’t. Ask not what a candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate. And that’s what the Tea Party is. We are there to confront them on behalf of our candidate. I will march behind whoever our candidate it because if we don’t we lose. There are two paths. There are two paths. One is America and the other one is occupy… And when I walk through CPAC or when I travel the United States to meet people in the Tea Party who care, black, white, gay and straight. Anyone who is willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left, I will be in that bunker. And if you’re not in that bunker because you’re not satisfied with this candidate – more than ‘Shame on you’ You’re on the other side.