Skip to comments.[George Will]:If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House
Posted on 04/29/2016 8:41:16 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
Donald Trumps damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anti-conservative presidential aspirant in their partys history. These collaborationists will render themselves ineligible to participate in the partys reconstruction.
Ted Cruzs announcement of his preferred running mate has enhanced the nomination process by giving voters pertinent information. They already know the only important thing about Trumps choice: His running mate will be unqualified for high office because he or she will think Trump is qualified.
Hillary Clintons optimal running mate might be Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, a pro-labor populist whose selection would be balm for the bruised feelings of Bernie Sanderss legions. Running mates rarely matter as electoral factors: In 2000, Al Gore got 43.2 percent of the North Carolina vote. In 2004, John Kerry, trying to improve upon Gores total there, ran with North Carolina Sen. John Edwards but received 43.6 percent. If, however, Brown were to help deliver Ohio for Clinton, the Republican path to 270 electoral votes would be narrower than a needles eye. [SNIP]
Trump would be the most unpopular nominee ever, unable to even come close to Mitt Romneys insufficient support among women, minorities and young people. In losing disastrously, Trump probably would create down-ballot carnage sufficient to end even Republican control of the House. Ticket splitting is becoming rare in polarized America: In 2012, only 5.7 percent of voters supported a presidential candidate and a congressional candidate of opposite parties.
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I truly think Rush isn’t far behind bitter old Georgie.
“George Will is going to will himself totally irrelevant by Convention time.”
Notice that all the voices that used to calm us unwashed masses (those that “do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community.”) with their wise soothing words into accepting that they knew what was best for us are now terrified that their voices are no longer being heeded. The elites can not stand that normal everyday patriots now have a chance of calling the shots again. It won’t be easy for us to gain the hill and it will be even more difficult to hold it but at least, finally, after many years, there is a steely determination that has been awakened that is no longer distracted by the liberal play book. I thank God for that.
Think about it
What is Donald Trump most famous for?
The phrase “Your Fired!”
The American People live to watch Donald Trump point his finger say “YOUR FIRED!!!”
Washington is a town where no one is or even can be fired despite half the town being corrupt and incompetent and deserving to be fired
Thats why Washington is so terrified of Trump - he can to what no other American can do - fire the bums
Bush tried to fire a bunch of Clinton Era crooks and scumbags who were burrowing into the Government like locusts waiting for 7 years to re emerge and destroy the country under Hillary or Obama
Bush got reamed for this
When Trump points his finger and fires the Obama Era losers Americans will cheer Trump on.
The Democrats and Republicans have turned Washington into one big, surreal reality show Under Obama do its fitting that the King of Reality Shows, Donald Trump. Should step up, take charge and say “ your Fired”
King George is the epitome of the Crony GOPe—Establishment Elite trying to control the country.
Oh and I wonder who his wife (formerly working for GOPe Scott Walker) is working for now???
Perhaps the entire republican Establishments needs outfitted with them.
Sure smells like it...
A whole bunch of crooked, corrupt and evil people who have been sucking the lifeblood out of Americans for generations ...
Trump is exposing the fact that these blood sucking parasites evidently are willing to see their host killed rather than letting go & dropping off.
Can you believe this guy?!?!
“. A conventions sovereign duty is to choose a plausible nominee who has a reasonable chance to win, not to passively affirm the will of a mere plurality of voters recorded episodically in a protracted process.”
In other words, screw you primary voters who came out in record numbers to vote for Trump.
wow...what a great pic...kind of sums it all up...she gets it for sure
No candidate has connected with the people like this since Reagan. Yes, it's odd. But our country is odd right now, lol.
We got neither.
The GOP base is returning to its roots and is rejecting the globalist and interventionist George Will mutation of the historic GOP party.
Yeah, but there are some "conservative leaders" who have crept so far out on the ledge that they can't find a way to come back.
They've developed a sort of cottage industry as NeverTrump commentators and writers.
They'll continue that and resist unification, and Trump even acknowledged that in California. But he also sort of dismissed it... which will infuriate them even more.
To think I once sort of admired George Will. To my credit, I always recognized Bill Kristol as a twit.
Every time I see George Will he has a puss on him like he just smelled wicked crap,too bad it is not Permanent.
He's not that important. The only person George Will's nonsense will hurt is George. He'll join all the other RINOs no one listens to anymore in exile on PBS or MSNBC.
Come to think of it at this point Fox isn't much better.
CORRECTION: The GOP party had strayed from its path and embraced globalism and military adventurism. These were historic anti-Republican values is what I wanted to write. The GOP was the pro tariff welding and non interventionist party.
I’d go for deported. Sen. Will and Kristol to Saudi Arabia, where things are as they think they should be.
“He’s not that important.”
He is less than a mosquito. I’m not exaggerating. Pick any mosquito, George Will’s column will have less of an impact.
THIS is what "conservative" means now to the self-identified conservatives.
Totally secure borders, rebuilding the military, not letting Muslims in, supporting the 2nd amendment, take care of wounded warriors, repeal Obamacare, stop Iran from getting the Nuke; void the Obama treaty with Iran, finish off ISIS fast and final---the positions of Trump---the conservatives now say are NOT conservative.
Let me make it simple: This year and for the forseeable future, the elections are about GLOBALISM versus PATRIOTISM. With no borders, no constitution, we have no country. Patriots must stand for the only patriot running, Donald J. Trump. Cruz is a Bush/Romney Globalist, selling out our jobs, security and sovereignty to crony capitalists and leaving the rest of us living in 3rd world conditions, while THEY, the ELITE, live like the top 1/10th of 1%.
GLOBALISM or PATRIOTISM? Freedom and sovereignty, or a corrupt Washington Political Class living off of our money.
I hope you have other credits :-)
George Will, Kristol, Lowry and others shouldn't even be terrified of Trump cleaning out the leftovers from the Clinton Era.
The fear in DC goes much deeper than that. There is no way in the world this is all about Obama or Bush.
Has to be the 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' thing going on in DC...between both parties...and the DC pundits are in on it...all at the expense of the American taxpayers.
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