Updated 11/10/16 - List Of Establishment Republicans That Say They Are Voting For Hillary Clinton

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Who would have ever believed that so many big names in the Republican Party would publicly pledge to vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election? All throughout the primaries and the caucuses, the Republican establishment expressed tremendous disdain for Donald Trump, but they were unable to derail his march to the nomination. Now that we have reached the general election, some of the biggest names in the GOP are actually taking the unprecedented step of crossing over to the other side and are publicly announcing their support for Hillary Clinton. This shows that many of these individuals were only “Republicans in name only” to begin with, and it also demonstrates the lengths that the elite are willing to go to in order to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.

One of the latest big Republican names to publicly support Hillary Clinton is Sally Bradshaw. CNN is describing her as “Jeb Bush’s top adviser”, and she has gone so far as to completely remove herself from the Republican Party because of Donald Trump…

Jeb Bush’s top adviser, Sally Bradshaw, has left the Republican Party to become an independent, and says if the presidential race in Florida is close, she’ll vote for Hillary Clinton.

Bradshaw, who’s been close to the former Florida governor for decades and was senior adviser to his 2016 campaign, officially switched her registration to unaffiliated. She told CNN’s Jamie Gangel in an email interview that the GOP is “at a crossroads and have nominated a total narcissist — a misogynist — a bigot.”

“This is a time when country has to take priority over political parties. Donald Trump cannot be elected president,” Bradshaw said.

Bradshaw has been working for the Bushes ever since the 1988 presidential campaign, and she never would have made such a bold move without the approval of the Bushes.

Needless to say, the Bushes absolutely hate Trump, and they have a vested interest in seeing him lose the election. There are some that believe that Jeb Bush is already lining up for another run in 2020, and Donald Trump has to lose in order for that to be possible.

In addition to Sally Bradshaw, another prominent friend of the Bush family has also recently announced that he is going to be voting for Hillary Clinton. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was at the center of the storm during the financial crisis of 2008, and not too long ago he announced his intentions in the Washington Post…

“When it comes to the presidency, I will not vote for Donald Trump,” Paulson wrote in The Washington Post last week. “I will not cast a write-in vote. I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world. To my Republican friends: I know I’m not alone.”

Does Henry Paulson actually believe that Hillary Clinton can “bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world”?

I find that difficult to believe.

But apparently he intends to try to persuade as many of his fellow Republicans as possible to vote for Hillary Clinton, and a whole bunch of other establishment Republicans have already lined up behind her.

These are just some of the big Republican names that the Washington Post says have already committed to voting for Hillary Clinton…

Dan Akerson, former chairman and chief executive of General Motors

Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of state and adviser to RonaldReagan and George H.W. Bush

Kurt Bardella  Former aide to rep Daryl Issa

Max Boot, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and adviser to GOP presidential candidates

George H.W. Bush Former president

Arne Carlson, a former two-term Republican governor of Minnesota

Jim Cicconi, former Reagan and George H.W. Bush aide

Steve Deace- radio host

Doug Elmets, former Reagan spokesman

Carly Fiorina, former GOP candidate

Charles Fried, former U.S. solicitor general under Reagan

David Gordon, a senior advisor at the Eurasia Group

Carlos Guiterrez Bush commerce secretary

Carla Hills U.S. trade representative under George H.W. Bush

Ben Howe, editor at RedState.com

Richard Howill  former deputy assistant secretary of state and ambassador to Ecuador under Reagan

Cheri Jacobus, a GOP consultant and pundit

Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, former Reagan State Department aide and adviser to the presidential campaigns of John McCain and Mitt Romney

John Kasich, Gov of Ohio

Philip Klein, the managing editor of the Washington Examiner

Stephen Krasner, a Stanford University professor who served as the State Department's director of policy

Peter Mansoor, retired Army colonel and former aide to David Petraeus

Rosario Marin, U.S. treasurer -- "I will stand up for my community against the menace of a tyrannical presidency that does not value the countless contributions of immigrants."

Meghan McCain, daughter of 2008 Republican nominee John McCain,

John Negroponte, director of national intelligence and deputy secretary of state under Bush, five-time ambassador and Reagan deputy national security adviser

David Nierenberg Romney campaign finance chairman

Heney Paulson Bush treasury secretary

Larry Pressler, former three-term Republican senator from South Dakota

Mark Salter, former top adviser to John McCain

Kori Schake, National Security Council and State Department aide

Brent Scowcroft, chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and adviser to three previous GOP presidents

Harry Sloan, head of Global Eagle Acquisition — "He is unprepared and temperamentally unfit to be our president

Robert Smith, former judge on New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals

Kristen Soltis Anderson, Author of The Selfie Vote and Republican pollster

Alan Steinberg, regional EPA administrator

Bret Stephens, deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal Editorial

Mike Treiser, former Mitt Romney aide

Meg Whitman,  former tech exec- called Trump a “dangerous demagogue”

Paul Wolfowitz says he’ll likely back Hillary Clinton, the latest neoconservative to defect to the Democrat’s camp.

The Dallas Morning News Organization- Breaking with decades of historical precedent of endorsing the Republican Party nominee in the general election, the editorial board of The Dallas Morning News on Tuesday declared Donald Trump unfit for office and undeserving of the GOP brand.

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As I have said all along, the establishment will do whatever it has to do to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/05/silicon-valleys-gop-elite-hate-trump-but-dont-know-whether-to-vote-for-clinton.html

http://www.dcclothesline.com/2016/08/04/the-list-of-establishment-republicans-that-say-they-are-voting-for-hillary-clinton/#more-62784

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/30/heres-the...

Republican senators, congressmen and governors who say they may vote for Hillary (updated)

Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.)

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.)

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.)

Senator Susan Collins,  Maine,

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho),

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.)

Rep Bob Dold (Ill.)

Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)

Congressman Bill Flores, Texas,

Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina,

Rep. Richard Hanna (N.Y.)

Gov. Larry Hogan (MD)

Former Rep. Bob Inglis (S.C.)

Senator Mark Kirk, Illinois

Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska

Senator John McCain

Former Gov. George Pataki (N.Y.)

Former Rep. Ron Paul (Texas)

Rep. Reid Ribble (Wis.)

Former Gov. Tom Ridge (Pa.)

Rep. Scott Rigell (Va.)

Senator Mark Rubio, Florida

Speaker Paul Ryan

Rep. Mark Sanford (S.C.)

Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.)

Iowa Rep Party chairman A.J. Spiker

Senator John Thune (R-SD)

Former Sen John Warner (VA)

Former Rep. J.C. Watts (Okla.)

Media Outlets and Reporters Anti-Trump Pro-Clinton

ABC

CNN

NBC

The USA Today

The Morning News

The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Arizona Republic

the Dallas Morning News

The Morning News

New York Times reporter Ashley Parker

New York Times reporters Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin

Politico reporter Eli Stokols
Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt
The Republic
The Union Tribune
The Washington Post

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/271578-22-republicans-who-wont...

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/republican-senator-susan-co...

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D.C. Republicans ready 'Trump dumpster fire' celebration

Washington's #NeverTrump Republicans have set an Election Day victory party to cheer the GOP nominee's defeat, they hope.

In a Facebook post, the group said it would meet at Lincoln, about four blocks from the White House.

"The bar is arranging for multiple TVs, so we can watch the Trump dumpster fire burn itself out across all of the major networks, and there will be drink specials with candidate themes," said the group.

The post:

Please join your fellow #NeverTrump Republicans (and some friends from across the aisle) on election night to celebrate the end of this historically-awful campaign season and the electoral repudiation of Donald Trump and all he represents.

To honor the GOP's once and future values, we will be gathering to watch the election night results at Lincoln bar and restaurant at 1110 Vermont Avenue NW.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/d.c.-republicans-ready-trump-dump...

Paul Ryan speaks after Trump victory

But as the realization sinks in that Donald Trump is the president-elect, the focus turns to the next election --- Ryan's own bid in a week to gain another term as speaker. And should he win, the question of how much power the Wisconsin congressman will enjoy.

There is some lingering criticism about Ryan's handling of his relationship with Trump as the speaker dials up members of his conference to secure their votes in the internal GOP election that is scheduled for next Wednesday. The last time the speaker addressed House GOP members he told them on a conference call he could no longer defend the Republican nominee after a video tape released depicting Trump speaking in vulgar terms about women -- a message that didn't go over very well.

Ryan was quick after Trump's victory to set aside the public feud with President-elect Donald Trump and pledge to work together.

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Diehard GOP Trump critics offer congrats through gritted teeth

“Best wishes for our duly elected president: May his victory speech be his guide and preserving the Republic his aim,” tweeted Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee who delivered a speech in Utah encouraging Republican primary voters to support whichever candidate had the best chance to beat Trump in a given state.

Romney, along with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, did not vote for Trump.

“Congratulations on your victory @realDonaldTrump,” tweeted Jeb Bush, who Trump savaged during the primary and dubbed “low energy.” “As our President, Columba and I will pray for you in the days and months to come.”

“The American people have spoken and it’s time to come together. Congratulations President-elect @realDonaldTrump,” Kasich, who voted for 2008 GOP nominee John McCain, wrote on Twitter.

Graham and Sasse, darlings of the Never Trump movement, also offered congratulatory words and sounded conciliatory notes, pointing to areas where they hoped to work together.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/never-trump-critics-offer-tru...

Ryan has sure been sucking up big-time since the election results....  He must be worried.

He is covering his a**, afraid of being tossed.

Last night on Dobbs, guests said two things that were great.

!.   The proverbial glass ceiling WAS broken. We now have a President-elect who is a private citizen, just as the Founders envisioned.

2.  TRUMP! broke the backs of two evil dynasties:  the Bushes and the Clintons.

And THOSE are both awesome!!!

Yes very AWESOME!

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Breaking — West Virginia Lawmakers Invite Persecuted Pro-Second Amendment Counties In Virginia To Join Their State

West Virginia lawmakers introduced legislation to invite persecuted pro Second Amendment Counties to join their state.

The West Virginia Senate adopted a resolution to remind Virginia residents from Frederick County that they have a standing invite — from 1862 — to become part of West Virginia.

West Virginia freedom fighters broke away from Virginia Democrat slave owners during the Civil War.

This week West Virginia has once again invited persecuted Virginia pro 2-A counties to come join their state.

Sounds like a winning plan!

Resolution 8 reads as follows:

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 8

(By Delegates Howell, Summers, Shott, Householder, C. Martin, Hott, Graves, Cadle, Barnhart, J. Jeffries, Maynard, Phillips, Foster, Hamrick, Steele, D. Jeffries, Wilson, Waxman, Bartlett, Paynter, Linville, Sypolt, Bibby, Hill, Ellington, Higginbotham, J. Kelly, Mandt, Pack, Dean and P. Martin)

[Introduced January 14, 2020]

Providing for an election to be had, pending approval of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a majority of qualified citizens voting upon the proposition prior to August 1, 2020, for the admission of certain counties and independent cities of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the State of West Virginia as constituent counties, under the provisions of Article VI, Section 11 of the Constitution of West Virginia

Whereas, The Legislature of West Virginia finds that in 1863, due to longstanding perceived attitudes of neglect for the interests of the citizens of Western Virginia, and a studied failure to address the differences which had grown between the counties of Western Virginia and the government at Richmond, the Commonwealth of Virginia was irretrievably divided, and the new State of West Virginia was formed; and

Whereas, Such division occurred as the Trans-Allegheny portions of Virginia perceived that they suffered under an inequitable measure of taxation by which they bore a disproportionate share of the tax burden; and

Whereas, That this perception was further compounded by the effects of a scheme of representation by which Trans-Allegheny Virginia was not allowed to have its proper and equitable share of representation in the government at Richmond; and

Whereas, That this arrangement arguably resulted in the tax dollars of Trans-Allegheny Virginia being used to enrich the Tidewater through internal improvements which did not benefit the people of Western Virginia, while the people of the Trans-Allegheny had little to no say in how their tax dollars were allocated; and

Whereas, Though this course led to an irreconcilable division, and the subsequent formation of West Virginia, yet, the longstanding peaceful cooperation between this State and the Commonwealth of Virginia is a sign that such separation, undertaken even under the most challenging and onerous of circumstances, can, with the passage of time, yield lasting results which are beneficial to both sides; and

Whereas, In the intervening years, the same neglect for the interests of many of the remaining counties of the Commonwealth of Virginia has allegedly been evidenced by the government at Richmond; and

Whereas, Particularly, many citizens of the Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont contend that an inequitable measure of taxation exists by which they bear a disproportionate share of the present tax burden of the Commonwealth; and

Whereas, The people of the Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont also believe that, currently, a scheme of representation exists by which the citizens of Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont do not have a proper share of representation in the government at Richmond; and, consequently

Whereas, The people of the Southside, the Shenandoah Valley, Southwestern Virginia, and the Piedmont believe that their tax dollars are used to enrich the Tidewater and Northern Virginia through internal improvements which do not benefit the people of these other parts of Virginia, while the people of these other parts of Virginia have little to no say in how their tax dollars are allocated; and

Whereas, In recent days, these tensions have been compounded by a perception of contempt on the part of the government at Richmond for the differences in certain fundamental political and societal principles which prevail between the varied counties and cities of that Commonwealth; and

Whereas, In the latest, and most evident, in this string of grievances, the government at Richmond now seeks to place intolerable restraints upon the rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution to the citizens of that Commonwealth; and

Whereas, The Legislative body of West Virginia believes that this latest action defies the wise counsel which has come down to us in the august words of our common Virginia Founders: as the government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of that tribune of liberty, Patrick Henry-who stated to the Virginia Ratifying Convention in 1788 that “The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun”; and

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of a Signer of the Declaration and premier advocate of American independence, Richard Henry Lee-who stated in The Federal Farmer that “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms”; and

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of that zealous guardian of our inherent rights, George Mason-who stated that “To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them”; and

Whereas, The government at Richmond now repudiates the counsel of the declaimer of our independence and theoretician of our freedoms, Thomas Jefferson-who stated in his first draft of the Virginia Constitution, that “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms”; and

Whereas, The Boards of Supervisors of many Virginia counties and the Councils of many Virginia cities have recognized this dangerous departure from the doctrine of the Founders on the part of the government at Richmond; and

Whereas, These Boards of Supervisors and Councils have passed resolutions refusing to countenance what they affirm are unwarranted and unconstitutional measures by that government to infringe the firearm rights of Virginians; and

Whereas, The actions of the government at Richmond undertaken since the recent general election have, regrettably, resulted in unproductive contention and escalating a lamentable state of civic tension; and

Whereas, That, as has been proven in numerous instances, such as have been observed internationally in more recent times with the peaceful dissolutions of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, and the creation of South Sudan, or, earlier in Virginia’s own history, with the formation of Kentucky, the peaceful partition of neighboring peoples can occur, and, is often very beneficial to both sides in reducing tensions and improving the tenor of discourse over ongoing political and societal differences; and

Whereas, Article VI, Section 11 of The Constitution of the State of West Virginia explicitly permits additional territory to be admitted into, and become part of this state, with the consent of the Legislature and of a majority of the qualified voters of the state; and

Whereas, In a spirit of conciliation, the Legislature of West Virginia hereby extends an invitation to our fellow Virginians who wish to do so, to join us in our noble experiment of 156 years of separation from the government at Richmond; and, we extend an invitation to any constituent county or city of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the body politic of the State of West Virginia, under the conditions set forth in our state Constitution, specifically, with the consent of a majority of the voters of such county or city voting upon such proposition; and we hereby covenant that their many grievances shall be addressed, and, we further covenant with them that their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitutions; and

Whereas, Providing that the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall give its assent to any county or independent city presently part of the Commonwealth of Virginia having the opportunity and ability to do so, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia.

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