by Bill Lockwood
Numerous pundits and politicians are warning of a Republican dismemberment over the seeming nomination of Donald Trump. A huge split in the GOP and a possible resulting loss to the Socialist lawbreaking Hillary Clinton is the making, we are told. Media outlets, including FOX News, have trumpeted Marco Rubio’s favorability over Ted Cruz and the more liberal commentators have promised to leave the country if Trump is elected. The Republican Establishment is in meltdown mode while Donald Trump is made the scapegoat for the predicted disaster.
Blaming Trump for Republican woes is backwards. Common-sense conservatives have been crying for a constitutionally-directed change for as long as one can remember, but “The Establishment” has ruled the Republican Party with an iron fist, presenting softer, more moderate versions of the Democratic nominee.
Principled conservatives supported candidates such as Alan Keyes in 1996 and 2000, but were denied. The GOP kingmakers dished up the milquetoast neo-con Bob Dole as the option to leftist Bill Clinton. Candidates such as Mike Huckabee and Tom Tancredo were marginalized as being too conservative for the country. Republican wisdom placed liberal Republican John McCain on the ballot as “one who could win.” Once more, conservatives reluctantly played along. Others lost heart and sat at home while the Democrats hammered home another win.
Republican voters were assured that moderate Mitt Romney would set up a big enough tent so that the GOP could re-take the White House. Conventional wisdom dictated that Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, and Rick Perry were too narrow in their constitutional views. The conservative Americans were deceived and disappointed—once more.
After Barack Obama took the White House in 2008 and turned it into a communist/socialist haven of Community Organizing complete with the first step toward socialized medicine, the entire country revolted by giving the entire Congress to Republican control. It seemed to many voters that this was the one last effort to STOP the Imperial Presidency.
But RINO Republicans never intended to stop Obama. With blatant deceitful disregard for the American worker and voter—the one who pays for all of the free meals in our welfare system–instead of stopping Obama the RINO’s handed the president almost everything he has demanded, included over a $1.1 Trillion budget last fall to finish his dictatorship.
Now, the American people are mad and absolutely sick of the spaghetti-spined Republican Establishment. GOP Insiders have no one to blame but themselves. They have force-fed the American people marsh-mellow personalities and watered-down versions of Democrats while the people have just had to hold their noses to vote for one Neo-Con after another.
And now, in the throes of losing their grip on the Republican Party, the Insiders are threatening to tear it all up because they cannot stand Donald Trump. Well, let them hold their noses and get along—for the good of the unity of the Party.
I support Ted Cruz, by the way.