Unfortunately, signs indicate that Hillary Clinton will win in November. Instead of placing our best and brightest experienced conservative opposite of her, the GOP offers up a juvenile reality show star. And I used to be excited about this election year.
Although they want a Hillary Clinton presidency, Democrats are aware there’s also a possibility, however small, that Donald Trump could be in the Oval Office. With that on the horizon, moderate Democrats have voiced their willingness to work with Trump, as Politico reports:
…some Democrats say they can see some opportunities for working together during a hypothetical Trump presidency, given that the Republican front-runner has based his campaign on being a deal maker — unlike any other prominent GOP candidate this cycle.Trump is driving away some Republicans with his departures from party orthodoxy, including calls for a higher minimum wage, more infrastructure spending and health care coverage, but Democrats would have a hard time resisting similar calls from a President Trump if he came to Capitol Hill with those priorities. Blockading such a Trump agenda wouldn’t be easy after Democrats have relentlessly attacked Republicans for refusing to improve Obamacare, craft a big deal on roads and bridges, and provide a higher wage for the working class.
A candidate who is seen as a “deal maker” does not have principles in mind. Such a candidate would like a win at any cost. Futhermore, Trump’s ideas on raising the minimum wage, and more infrastructure and healthcare spending, push Republicans away, but clearly bring some Democrats to his side. Then again, we shouldn’t be surprised that a candidate, who became (R) overnight, is without a solid conservative record, and is more enticing to liberals than he is conservatives.
Trump’s entire campaign is built around the idea that he’s the one guy that can overcome partisan differences. He says he isn’t backed into ideological corners by the political class and is not beholden to special interests that hold sway in both parties.
Sorry, but when I try to find a candidate who I can vote for, I want someone who is unafraid of partisanship. There’s a reason I haven’t joined the Democratic party. If the Republican nominee looks like a Democrat and prefers smashing differences instead of upholding conservative ideals, then I have no interest in them. And unity? That’s the hot word this election season, and I reject it wholly. Diversity of thought is a good thing, especially in Washington, D.C. Unity is a lazy idea from people who tire of sticking to principle, and who are willing to compromise.
Trump’s inconsistency on things which conservatives should stay solid on, and the fact that he is attractive to moderate Democrats in Washington, says all you need to know. He has changed the face of the GOP, but not for good. I will not take part.