You own this, GOP, as do the mindless, angry, temerarious Trump supporters, who would listen to no reason or sound advice. They chose, instead, to label anyone who sounded the alarm against their hay-haired idol as a “traitor” or from the seedier bowels of Trumpism, “cucks.”
It was the equivalent of Paul Revere charging through the streets with his dire warning, only to be answered with scornful mocking.
So now, here we are. Stuck with the only candidate the Republicans had to offer who could not win against Hillary Clinton. For lack of a couple of Civics classes, the people who claim to be the pro-America crowd have doomed us all, and no amount of whitewashing or denial can bring us back from the brink.
Following the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton now leads Donald Trump by 8 points — 50 percent to 42 percent — up from a single-point difference last week, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.
Clinton’s gain also comes after a series of controversial comments made by the Republican nominee this past week regarding the family of a fallen American soldier and Trump’s suggestion that Russian hackers should seek out deleted Clinton emails.
Get that? All of you Trumpidians that wanted someone who “tells it like it is” couldn’t quite grasp the concept of prudence when choosing your words. Or at the very least, you abandoned the notion of actually knowing what you are talking about before opening your mouth.
The Republican National Convention did not result in a post-convention bounce for Trump.
Unheard of, but they’re actually being kind here.
After the convention, where the presumptive nominee becomes the nominee, following all the revelry and patriotic fervor, the chosen one usually receives some sort of bounce in their numbers.
After the Democrat convention, even with all the rancor of the scorned Sanders supporters, Hillary Clinton still saw a 4-point favorable bounce, of those more likely to vote for her than not.
Perhaps a result of a series of well-received speeches from high-profile Democrats, Clinton’s gains this week were not only in the horserace numbers. Overall, the number of voters who say they have a strongly favorable impression of the Democratic nominee is up 5 points — from 15 percent to 20 percent — since the question was asked two weeks ago.
The Democrat convention was a convention done right. They have the most corrupt, tarnished candidate in ages, but in comparison to Trump, and a GOP convention that saw a sharp turn away from the values and hopefulness that once was a Republican hallmark, the Democrat convention was at least successful in covering over their candidate’s warts and flaws.
The GOP convention was the coronation of a tinpot despot. From the ridiculous entrance of Trump with a WWE-styled backdrop and the entrance music of pro wrestler, the Undertaker, to the lynching of Ted Cruz, an actual conservative, it was a disaster.
For the first time in decades, the GOP candidate received no bounce, and astonishingly, dropped 15-points from those more likely to vote for him to less likely to vote for him.
You were warned, GOP. You were warned Trumpidian cultists.
You own every bit of it.