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?
Being a hero does not necessarily immunize one against becoming a traitor, as evidenced by Benedict Arnold.
Truth is here!!
H*ll they don't need a party with voters all they need is Soros' money and their friends across the aisle
We really need to get a third party. One that will do what is right for the country instead of this two headed snake that only does what is good for itself.
There is, indeed a need for a purge of the GOP-E/Democrat Lites/#NeverTrumpers in the Republican Party. Among the prominent purgees: McCain, Lee, Romney, ALL the Bushes, Sasse, Flake, Graham, Kasich, Rubio, Ryan, Kelly Ayotte, Susan Collins, Mark Kirk, Lisa Murkowski, Mitch McConnell, John Thune, Ron Johnson, Cory Gardner, John Hoeven, Rob Portman, John Cornyn, Bob Corker, Thad Cochran, Richard Burr, Mike Crappo, Roy Blunt, and a whole lot of House members, to list just a few. Likewise, subscriptions to the WSJ, National Review, Weakly Standard, NYT, Washinton Post, should be cancelled.
Anyone remember the Ten Commandments? Well, the Hillary-ites, Democrats/leftists/liberals have broken all ten! Now that's a record! Even the Republicans don't look all that good either.
Remember the one that says "thou shalt not bear false witness? Well, without violating that one where would the Democrats be today? Their rule is " Thou must bear false witness, otherwise we lose big time!"
Amen-Amein Brother in Christ Jesus-Yeshua!!
Worse than no action, they ACTIVELY supported his actions by FUNDING EVERYTHING AND MORE than Obama and Democrats asked for. It was so amazing, Sen. Schumer held a press conference expressing his surprise and pleasure at Republicans voting MORE funding than Democrats sought!
The OH SO GENEROUS Republicans don't want to look CHEAP with TAXPAYER MONEY!
What do you think the schools have been turning out for years???