I just read Leon’s Diary, and it really filled me with fear. What if Donald Trump really IS the GOP establishment’s pick for president? I can’t be the only one to think of this, but I don’t remember seeing it anywhere. But let’s look at the facts:
- Trump is a RINO. He’s a dealmaker who may be very soft on immigration/amnesty, defends Planned Parenthood, and has donated a lot of money to democrats in the past. He’s as much of a conservative as I am from Mars.
- The base hates him. The base hates the GOPe. The GOPe hates the base. But does the GOPe really hate Trump? He’s the kind of guy who will go along and continue to trample the Constitution because he’s always right and knows what’s best for all of us.
As we found in 2010 and 2014, the GOPe talked a good game, got a lot of Republicans elected to Congress, and did… nothing. We called, contributed, volunteered, voted, and worked tirelessly to get them the majority, and they did… nothing. As has been said many times, if they’d worked as hard fighting Obama as they are Trump, we might not have an Obama, or at least a 2nd term of Obama.
The establishment is smart enough to know they’re not liked. They keep complaining about Trump, trying to drag him through the mud, and offering little support to actual conservatives. Now “conservative stalwart” Lindsey Graham says we may have to back Cruz to stop Trump? The lionhearted Obama slayer, Lindsey Graham?
I normally wouldn’t think them smart enough to do something like this, but I can see the GOPe being devious enough to try this. Whether they get Trump or Hillary elected, the American people still get stuck with a big government liberal for president. DC gets to go one with business as usual, increasing the size of government and milking the taxpayer.
It’s like Br’er Rabbit getting tossed into the briar patch. It’s what he, and they, wanted all along.