My theory of blogging is why slave over a hot keyboard all day when you can just steal someone else’s work?
From Brian C. Joondeph at American Thinker:
Ask any member of the GOP establishment what their goal is for the upcoming presidential election. He will undoubtedly say it’s to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House. But as the old saying goes, watch what they do, not what they say. Judging the GOP by their actions, rather than their words, it is apparent that their actual goal is a “Madame President” next January. How else to explain their actions?
The mantra of the #NeverTrump crowd at National Review is that “Donald Trump is the best chance of salvaging Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes.” I contend that it’s not Trump, but instead the exuberant anti-Trump crowd steering Hillary toward the White House.
The #NeverTrump movement can play out in several ways, all of which lead to a pantsuit-in-chief in 2017.
The author then goes into detail describing all the ways that the GOPe can screw the pooch by trying to fuck Trump. Most of them result in a major party split when angry Trump supporters permanently abandon the GOP.
The author then suggests a Trump-Cruz unity ticket.
Here’s one way out. If Trump and Cruz are number one and two in delegates at the convention, why not a Trump-Cruz ticket? Most supporters of either candidate would likely begrudgingly accept such a ticket – and it would be an easy win at the convention with their combined delegates.
The GOP establishment would have to hold their noses this time and vote for the party nominee – unless they still want a Hillary presidency, which they might, as it preserves the status quo of our crony government and keeps them in charge of the party establishment. Otherwise, they risk fracturing the Republican Party into a permanent minority and irrelevant status.
The GOP doesn’t need Ted Cruz as the VP nominee, but it won’t survive without Donald Trump. With Trump at the top of the ticket they can hold the party together even if they lose in November. More importantly, only Trump can beat Hillary this year.
For Trump to win the GOPe must do more than hold their noses and vote for him – they must embrace Trump AND his supporters. If they do that then they will save the party and probably win the White House. Then in four or eight years they can try to put another GOPe puppet on the throne.
Meanwhile, there will be lots of administration jobs to be filled predominantly by Republicans. There should be at least two more years of GOP control of Congress – that’s a lot of time to undo Obama’s legacy. And let’s not forget those SCOTUS nominations.
If Trump wins without GOPe support, what’s he need them for?