Look, I wasn’t a Trump supporter from the beginning either, and he is still not any of the primary candidates I would rather see this far along … But the GOP/”conservative” #NeverTrump political fuckery has to stop. It is plain destructive bullshit. Get the fuck over yourselves and show some loyalty, for fucksakes. And those saying they will support/vote for Hillary are nothing more than vindictive bags of dicks, and her criminal enablers. Go fuck yourselves with whatever the harpy has quid pro quoed you…
Stephen Moore @ The American Spectator warns: The Never Trumpers do need to get a hold of themselves.
I’ve heard a lot from the Never Trumpers inside the GOP who say that Trump violates their “conservative values.” Most of them were Bush and Kasich supporters. So I have a question:
Isn’t keeping your word a “conservative value”? Jeb Bush and Kasich and many of the other candidates took a solemn pledge to support the Republican nominee — and they did so in front of millions of Republican voters. Then they broke their word. Then they wonder why Americans are so angry and distrustful of careerist politicians.
The Bush brigades are the worst. Many of the W. Bush speechwriters and policy experts have denounced Trump. Wait. The people who gave us the Medicare prescription drug bill, the worst and most intrusive energy bill in American history, a massive expansion of the federal role in education, and the biggest bailout of private companies in history — TARP — are complaining that Trump isn’t ideologically pure? Mitt Romney’s Romneycare was the godfather of Obamacare, as the Wall Street Journal has pointed out many times.
How many of these sanctimonious conservatives who served under Bush resigned over the $700 billion bailout of the banks? This was arguably the single biggest betrayal of conservative principles since Herbert Hoover’s Smoot-Hawley tariff.
By the way, I think the answer to that question is zero, but readers are free to correct me if I’m wrong.
The Bush wing is angry because Trump’s victory in November will represent a repudiation not just of Obama’s ruinous reign, but of much of the Bush foreign policy adventurism and domestic policy over-spending. This is why so many are for Hillary. Their legacy of failure is less exposed and more durable if Trump loses. The Romney and Bush operatives lost fair and square and now they want people to believe that their anti-Trumpism is an act of heroism and principle. No, they are just sore losers. (And these are the people who lectured us for years about putting our differences aside to build a “big tent.”)
I certainly don’t mean to disparage conservatives who say they won’t vote for Trump. One’s vote is a matter of personal conscience. But to actively support Hillary is to put the other team’s jersey on and then run a lap around the stadium. […]
Yes, analogies to “circular firing squad” and “shooting yourself in the foot” do strongly come to mind, elitist GOP establishment. Should Hillary Clinton prevail in November, in addition to the possible loss of GOP control of either or both houses of the US Congress, the establishment GOP has nobody to blame but themselves. Whatever happened to, “You go to war with the army you have…”, huh?
And Stephen Moore’s not wrong. Self-centered politicians like Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have already discarded and flushed this election cycle, not keeping their alleged vow to support whoever the GOP nominee/candidate for 2016 was, but looking now to 2020 and their personal careers.
Meanwhile, former Heritage Foundation president, Ed Feulner, has joined the Trump transition team…
Feulner’s addition could be a win for the Trump campaign as it continues to gain the support of conservatives.
Oh, GOP establishment, and they’re not registering to vote for Hillary: In the Race for Registered Voters, Republicans Are Gaining
“We just received the last item,” said Ryan Furlong, communications director for the Minnesota Secretary of State, about Trump’s paperwork. “We were waiting for a pledge from one of the alternate electors. The filing is complete and the Republican ticket should be listed on our site shortly.”
AMERICAN BREXIT? NIGEL FARAGE JOINS TRUMP IN JACKSON, MS: Farage’s Brexit surprised all the pollsters. Could Trump do the same here?, asks Roger Simon, who’s on the road, camera in hand, at Trump’s latest rally.