That slow-motion, sinking feeling of impending disaster seems to have overtaken the GOP brass.
NBC News is reporting that Weasel-boy Priebus and others are reaching critical mass over Trump’s retaliatory snub of House Speaker Paul Ryan.
More from same source: The next 24 to 72 hours are crucial. There is serious talk about key Republicans coming out hard against Trump.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) August 3, 2016
If you’ll remember, Ryan was somewhat hesitant with his endorsement of Trump in the beginning. Trump, being the thin-skinned, primitive brained sociopath that he is, is returning the favor by withholding his endorsement of Ryan.
Frankly, that really ups Ryan’s stock, in my eyes, but that’s just my take, I suppose.
The Guardian quoted Trump:
“I like Paul, but these are horrible times for our country. We need very, very strong leadership. And I’m just not quite there yet,” the Republican nominee said of the House speaker. Ryan’s campaign spokesman said: “Neither Speaker Ryan nor anyone on his team has ever asked for Donald Trump’s endorsement.”
I know. The idea of Trump explaining that these are horrible times and that we need strong leadership, while he, the worst of any possible candidate to ever seek office is at the top of the GOP ticket, is enough to make brains explode.
ABC News is reporting that those same powers-that-be with the GOP who refused to allow delegates to have a real say from the floor at the convention are now making plans for what to do, in the event that Trump gets tired of the game and drops out of the race.
Amanda Carpenter sums it up nicely in this tweet:
WE HAD A CONVENTION WHERE WE COULD HAVE TAKEN CARE OF THIS. (Can you hear me yelling?) https://t.co/9mCE1Gn9LU
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 3, 2016
I have to keep repeating the names of those who would have made a better candidate than Donald Trump, in order to calm my frazzled nerves:
Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, the guy who keeps throwing my morning paper in the storm drain, rather than the driveway every day…
It seems quite late in the game for Priebus and company to begin voicing regrets. The voters may have made the bed, but the GOP bosses didn’t have to load that bed with flea-bitten mongrels and then snuggle up.