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?
Those voting early... have not had their ballots counted, no one knows with any degree of certainty how they actually voted.
Once again, the MSM is reporting figures based on polling data, illusionary claims, regarding who is leading... The MSM is attempting to establish a national narrative, which will precondition the public, to accept a fraudulent outcome.
Well said, Mr. Frankmusic! And about that pet snake - I think it's a boa constrictor,
With who a Democrat? Wasn't main part of Project Veritas Action Fund U-tube Film in Milwaukee?
If only more people had read the book - like the members of the Republican Club! While Saul Alinsky gets credit for using ridicule to demolish the opposition, in the book you can see that it was Hitler who first advocated using that technique, and from which he said no opponent could recover. But then, Hitler was no oracle; just evil.
Nobody has been ridiculed more than Trump, and my money is still on him winning no matter the odds, and no matter what else they throw at him.
And I join you Alexandra! - No matter the odds, no matter what else they throw at him - he's the "come-back kid" and he will be "Mr. President" in 12 days. I will believe that until every ballot is counted.
It just struck me that voting for Hillary and Bill is like expecting the clock to go backwards! It's impossible! They represent the old, time-worn past with all its failures. Just looking at Hillary and Bill makes one feel tired! I actually sense a cosmic shift in a new direction and the Clinton machine is not part of it.
So eloquently stated! And your words ring true in the movie: "Hillary's America" How incredibly wicked and cruel are their ways. Dinesh D'Souza paid a hard price before he made this movie - it is worth every viewing minute.
You know what "anchor babies" are?
Plop and Drop.
NOT what our Founders intended to gain citizenship. Somebody get some common sense in this country, PLEASE.
The Republican establishment are a bunch of frauds; they are not turning on Trump because of any flaw in his moral make-up; they are frightened silly of him because first, he's not one of 'them, ' and second because he will disturb their comfortable little worlds. They are used to coming to us every 2-4 years with promises of change and reform, knowing they have no intention of keeping them. And any upstart freshmen with ideas of reform are soon squashed by the leadership.What they are not comfortable with is surrendering the power of the purse to an outsider. If anyone is so naive as to think it's about ethics or morality, they probably also believe in the tooth fairy.
AMEN BROTHER kick them all out
I believe little piggies can fly...