Over the past week, a few dozen prominent Republicans, led by 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain and joined by Utah’s Senator Mike Lee and Colorado’s Cory Gardner, dropped their support for Donald Trump and called on Republican voters to vote for other, “down ticket” candidates but not Trump.
The New York Times on October 9 published a list of “160 Republican Leaders who do not support Trump,” and newspapers everywhere trumpeted the newest addition to the list.
That chorus was joined briefly by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said he would vote for Trump but would not campaign for him or with him. Ryan also advised the entire Republican congressional delegation to do the same.
This betrayal of the party’s presidential nominee by top echelons of party leadership can only be called overt sabotage. Whether successful or not in denying Trump a victory on November 8, it undoubtedly is the opening shot in a civil war that will erupt full scale on November 9.
The attempted take down of Trump was explained as an effort to “salvage the dignity of the party” in the aftermath of the public release of a recording of lewd remarks about some women made by Trump in 2005. When asked if the recording revealed anything about Donald Trump they did not know before, they had no answer. It is clear that the party leaders who have jumped ship are using the 2005 video recording as the excuse to do something they had been contemplating since Trump won the party nomination in July.
No one citing the recording as an excuse for opposing Trump can say Trump’s lewd remarks are more offensive than the known sexual conduct of former President Bill Clinton — and many other White House occupants. Lewd and crude language is not exactly unknown in the halls of the West Wing, the Rayburn Building, RNC headquarters — or Fox television sound stages.
Are the American people turning against Donald Trump because of remarks he made in private eleven years ago? No. Might they turn against him if every Republican senator and congressman attacked him for those remarks? Yes, quite possibly. In that case, what would be the cause of the defeat, Trump’s remarks or the party establishment’s treason?
Now that is a thought. I don't want to wish any harm on these partie pansies but, I do wish they would go away. Disappear.
I wouldn't be upset if they were struck with a bolt of lightning...
Where did you find that lightning Marilyn? I admit I'm not very techy - but I would like to use that sometime. Good job. Also, I had a bad feeling about Paul Ryan waaaay back. I knew he was not what people thought. All these traitors are never going to escape their judgment they are piling up for themselves. Only trouble is - I wish we could get that judgment to happen BEFORE the election
Thank you ! I'll try it.
I just clicked on it and the screen popped right up.... ???
I don't know about this Windows 10 crap! Another "improvement" to the detriment of a good thing! I can get stuff on my iPad and earlier versions of Windows, but this one~~~??
I KNOW what you mean....I'm still fighting with things on my PC even though I removed the Windows 10 a couple of months ago... What a royal pain in the ass...
And Bill Gates laughs all the way to the bank!!!
It asks if you want to make google search engine your default...
You didn't get a Google screen with a box to type into?