What has happened to our country? What has happened to the words,WE THE PEOPLE?
The American people overwhelmingly chose Donald Trump as their nominee for the Republican party. He beat out 17 other candidates. On the other side, Hillary Clinton didn’t beat out any competition, because there was none. You can’t count Bernie Sanders because they rigged the system against him, to make sure Hillary was crowned.I don’t agree with Sanders on many issues but i can certainly see where he and his supporters were unfairly treated by their own party.
For some in the Republican party the Trump win was a huge disappointment.The people at the top didn’t get to do a coronation of one of their own, like the Democrat party did. They had their list of typical names and i think anyone one of those would have suited them.I do know the folks on the ground here were adamant about no more Bush’s,no more Clinton’s.They simply weren’t going to elect another Bush*. They also decided they wanted Trump.Obviously,they made him their nominee via their vote.
Jeb Bush,Mitt Romney and a handful of Never Trumpers actually held some secret and not so secret meetings to plot and plan how to take down Trump. They even went into some states to actively campaign against him;to keep his delegate number under the required 237. Trump hit that and then some.
Ted Cruz then got up and did that horrible vote your conscience and only vote down ballot speech;that is,the don’t vote Trump speech.
I think Ryan et al finally realized the first Never Trump plot failed.They couldn’t keep him from the nomination.So now they had to go into plot 2. They would cause him to lose the general election,blame Trump and run their candidate in 2020.More on the stupidity of that scheme in the near future.
Plot 2 wasn’t going so well as the American people had already ENTHUSIASTICALLY decided they wanted Trump as their President.So the Never Trumpers had to come up with plot 3.Plot 3 would be more or less clandestine.Some was up front, such as when Ryan decided that unless Trump would kow tow. he would not bestow his endorsement. Other actions would be hidden unlike the first 2 plots.They must have figured better to diss the election under the radar to cover themselves. Maybe if people didn’t see what was going on their plot would work out.They were like vultures waiting to pounce.
So my take is this;What makes them any different than the Democrats who plotted to take out Bernie Sanders? Answer:Not a lick of difference.The ONLY difference was the outcome.Bernie got taken out and folded. Trump didn’t get taken out and marched on.
There is one other difference. The Democrats(most of them)unified behind their nominee. Corrupt though she may be,they got behind her. They know if they stick together they can get Hillary to the White House.Who knew they would get help from the Republican party too?
Meantime over in Never Trump land-the land of ‘we are better than the rest of you ‘ land-they undermined Trump every chance they got. The people supporting him swelled to huge numbers. Unstoppable.They kept trying a little dig here and a little dig there hoping to have him die by a thousand cuts.It didn’t work.
Meantime there was one piece of info they considered to be the missle in their arsenal.
A tape from 2005 in the hands of a Bush;Jeb Bush’s cousin.
You know,Jeb the Never Trumper. So who got hold of it and made sure it leaked? Paul Ryan.
The Never Trumpers went crazy.There it is.He’s not fit to be President.
So here they go taking the moral high ground and saying he’s no conservative at all.
For one,Trump never pretended to be something he wasn’t. His escapades as a kind of play boy were well known for years. The tape was from 2005 BEFORE he married Melania.
He apologized to the American people publicly. i get it.Most of us get it.I wouldn’t be so sure Ryan and others were REALLY taking the moral high ground either.It’s called POLITICS.
Of course the liberals suddenly discovered their selective ‘morality’.These Never Trump Republicans did the usual and permitted what the liberals thought to matter. As for me and many other Americans we know that people are flawed. We hold our candidates to a high standard but we also don’t hold them to perfection because that isn’t going to happen.We don’t believe-like Hillary Clinton does-that people are irreedemable.I’m not defending what Mr Trump said that day to Bush. Of course not.I am also looking at it in a larger context because it is playing out in a larger context.I also think Mr Trump was entitled to the expectation of privacy in a PRIVATE conversation that didn’t affect the national security of our country or life and limb of another person.By the way- for those that seem confused-it was a CONVERSATION,not an assault.
I also honestly believe Mr Trump was sorry.NOBODY can ever say they didn’t do something they regretted.
As for Paul Ryan and his little gang of Never Trumpers? I think it’s time for Reince to show Ryan the door.Seriously.
This plan to have Trump lose,blame Trump and win in 2020 is destructive. Not just to the party (that’s small potatos)but to the country;especially the American people who clearly can’t wait to vote for Mr Trump. You see Hillary Clinton’s first act will be to ensure for herself the win in 2020 by granting amnesty or by some executive action that illegal aliens will be able to vote.
I will also say this; if Donald Trump can’t beat the Clinton’s, no one can. In fact, I will make the statement that Donald Trump is the only candidate of those 17 that has a chance of beating the Clinton’s and he will. However,if by some chance the Never Trumpers got their wish and Hillary actually won …2020 wouldn’t matter. We would not have a country left to save let alone the Republican party. It’s not even about party this time. Both parties have become so self involved at the top-their little clubs-that they forgot the most important part of our Republic.We the people.
What is most sickening is that the media and institutions are in collusion with the Clinton campaign and the Never Trumpers ,to take out Trump and support Hillary. Paul Ryan,Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush et al are supporting that? Yep. Afraid so.It’s called CORRUPTION and they’re involved in it. Yet,they have convinced themselves they’re taking the high moral and conservative ground and we’re just ignorant people who don’t know better.
Reince has 1 choice. Ryan must step down and if Reince can’t take that position and get his house in order, then for me at least ,it cast suspicions that he and Ryan are too close for comfort. I will give Reince the benefit of the doubt for now. Ryan? No way.
I look at all the crap going on and it’s just plain heartbreaking but the Trump victory-our victory- is going to be the day we get to celebrate.Our household can’t wait to vote for Mr Trump!!
*Trump or no Trump, i don’t think Jeb would have made it.People out here were so totally against it. The thinking was,we don’t do dynasties. He had too big a hurdle to overcome.Jeb and his pals are putting ALL the blame for Jeb’s demise on Trump.