You Can’t Have Trumpism Without Donald Trump


Those deadender #NeverTrumps are still plotting and scheming to stage a coup and overthrow the will of the people. But they are rebels without a clue.

NeverTrump and Humility

I can’t support Trump and I won’t vote for him, but any attempt to dump Trump at the convention was always going to have a huge legitimacy and coherence problem, even if you could have unbound the delegates and convinced the majority of delegates to take NeverTrump oaths written in blood.

Trump got 45 percent of the popular vote. Ted Cruz got about another 25 percent of the vote. If the delegates could somehow have been unbound, the Republican politicians who hate and distrust Cruz would do everything they could to draft some other candidate. And that is the problem.

With the possible exceptions of Senators Mike Lee and (less reassuringly) Ben Sasse, the Republican candidate who was drafted would very likely be within the bounds of conventional, elite Republicanism. If you could get the Republican senators, governors, and former cabinet members into a room without cameras, my strong suspicion is that 90 percent of them would agree on a federal agenda of entitlement cuts, high-earner tax cuts, and a comprehensive reform that includes such incredibly unpopular elements as increasing future low-skill immigration. The Republican Party leadership is cursed with a consensus among themselves that is not shared by either Republican voters or the general public.

Whether they were a governor, or a senator – whether they were white, black, Hispanic, or Asian — whether they were male or female — any candidate that emerged from a contested convention brokered among the party’s elites would almost certainly be part of the elite Republican consensus. Many of the most determined NeverTrumpers in political journalism are among the harshest critics of the arrogant, and entitled Republican establishment, but a NeverTrump convention coup would most likely have produced a candidacy that would be based on the smug, business class Republicanism that was explicitly rejected by two-thirds of the party electorate.

Trump is the wrong answer, but I don’t think rebuilding a broad-based conservatism starts with explaining why Trump is bad. It starts with Republican leaders (and aspirant leaders) understanding all the ways that the Republicanism of the George W. Bush administration, and the Romney campaign, and the 2012 Republican National Committee autopsy were insufficient to the needs of the moment. It starts with saying to Trump supporters (and Bernie supporters, and Clinton supporters) “This is where we got it wrong, and this is how we can get it right.” It starts with humility rather than self-righteousness.

Missed it by *that* much. Close, but no cigar. We have some lovely parting gifts for you.

The gist of this piece is that the GOP establishment should offer voters Trumpism without Donald Trump. Once they are back in the drivers seat they can steer the party back where it belongs. They just need to listen better and stuff.

But they don’t want or need to admit they were wrong. And they certainly aren’t going to apologize to all us inbred racists for calling us inbred racists.

Fuck them.

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163 Responses to You Can’t Have Trumpism Without Donald Trump

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Looks like the RNC is making a fortune for the networks, they’re expanding coverage ! Trump Effect!!

    • Ann says:

      But, but, but… I thought all these big brands were pulling out and leaving with their hard earned advertising dollars? No one wants to be associated with the RNC or Trump. The horror!

      The MSM is a true piece of work. They are fiction writers, not reporters. What I find encouraging is that the truth eventually does come out (like with your link, Denise) when their narrative fails to catch on. At least sometimes.

  2. Dora says:

    Damn Them!

  3. mothy67 says:

    I dont know how to deal. I am angry.

    • votermom says:

      About the BLM / Dem violence or something else?

      • mothy67 says:

        BLM and the kid.

        • votermom says:

          Is the kid ok? Did something happen?

          • mothy67 says:

            No I am in heaven after 7 years a psychiatrist said her father is unfit.
            I regret you missed it. I offer extreme gratitude to all of you. I have been so afraid for years for her. I just want her to be safe. I came here and I needed to say she was thrownaway. I am her great gay uncle that had open heart and an outhouse. I am a tough son of a bitch. My mom always calls me an SOB. Sometimes I needed you guys to acknowledge me. Needy. I love my brat. I needed to come here and whine. I was so tired at times. This is an odd site. Its more than just venting. I was vehement about child the older not going to Temple. I went there. I felt like hubby and I bonded.
            My baby is safe. The money was a lot. Doesn’t matter. There was no way she was going to be subjectedto abuse. We fought long and hard. never was I going to give up on her. 7 years!!!! So many days I was bereft. I came here and I needed someone to say I had worth. I cherish my brat. Who gets a great gay uncle who had multiple open hearts that grew up with an outhouse. I believe in her. Come on she was abandoned. Getting her purple belt. She has never gotten a B. Her grandmother has never called her in what will be 10 years. She threw a yuuuge birthday party for Shay’s half sister. I sat next to her and said love you. She said well aware then she said I’m okay. I am an asshole. Dreadful person. My baby had enough strenghth to attend her sisters party. I am so blessed. She is not fueled by envy. The times I came here and vented meant the world. I really needed to not be an asshole.

    • lateblum says:

      Despite it all, you are the person Shay needed and she, obviously is who you needed. You are amazing and have given your heart to an amazing child.

  4. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Ann says:

      Shenanigans RNC style. SMH It is almost like those #nevertrump people would rather have a President Hillary Clinton, and are doing everything they can to get her.

      • DandyTIger says:

        They would. Their thinking is that they can bring Bush (or a lookalike) in 4 years to run against her. I’m afraid they haven’t thought through things past that. Like how zero of the people that voted for Trump would ever play with them again.

      • blowme0bama says:

        Losing is “winning” for them – If they perpetually lose, they keep the donor dollars running into their think tanks and publications by acting like they’re opposing the Dims. So, yes, they’d rather HRC win than be relegated to their proper role of useless scribes b/c HRC = more $.

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  9. foxyladi14 says:

    Mocked a lot of great people 😡

  10. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Buffoon Juice:

    I often tell people that national American politics primarily about race, that no one cares smaller government or individual rights or any of that crap, and that the proof of this is that white southerners voted overwhelmingly for Democrats before the Civil Rights era and now vote overwhelmingly for Republicans. This George Wallace quote tells you all you need to know:

    “You know, I tried to talk about good roads and good schools and all these things that have been part of my career, and nobody listened. And then I began talking about niggers, and they stomped the floor.”

    There’s other stuff around the edges, people like a good economy and dislike disastrous wars, but when it comes to basic party allegiances in the main, everything boils down to race and attitudes about it. The end.

    The southern strategy was the smart move (Nixon was always smarter). But it was a strategy and let’s not pretend it’s a coincidence that the Republican party became dominated by white identity politics.


    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Here’s a couple other quotes by Wallace:

      I have learned what suffering means. In a way that was impossible, I think I can understand something of the pain black people have come to endure. I know I contributed to that pain, and I can only ask your forgiveness.

      Address to the Montgomery Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (1979), as quoted in “George Wallace – From the Heart” (17 March 1995), The Washington Post.

      I was wrong. Those days are over, and they ought to be over.

      Speech (1979), as quoted in Government in America: people, politics, and policy (2009), by George C. Edwards, Pearson Education, p. 80.

  11. mothy67 says:

    I think Melania is going to turn the world upside down.

    • Constance says:

      Maybe. I sure hope so. At least it should be clear she is an immigrant and so I don’t see how they can say Trump hates immigrants.

  12. Dora says:

    Anti-Trump Group Turn RNC 2016 Into Chaos To Force Roll Call Vote on Rules! THEY FAIL!

  13. DandyTIger says:

  14. SHV says:

    ” I’m sure the local police will be fed for free for a long time.”
    Wife and MIL went to Chick fil A after exercise class today and two POs were eating there. They bought gift card and gave them to the cops. Al, the wife, said that one officer was close to tears and said that was one of the best things that has happened to him this year.

    How sad is that??

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Something similar to the theater on the RNC floor today happened in 1976, but that was a contested convention since neither candidate (Ford and Reagan) had a plurality of primary votes. Ford finally won, but was beat by Carter in the national election. Reagan returned in 4 years to beat Carter in 1980. Do you think that’s what Cruz is trying to make happen for him ?

  16. westcoaster says:

    breaking- a 17-year-old Afghan man with an axe injured some people on a train in Germany:

  17. DeniseVB says:

    True story …

  18. mothy67 says:

    Wow that girl that sang national anthem is blind with cerebral palsy.

  19. Dora says:

  20. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Chachi speaking now.

  21. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Marcus Luttrell followed by Patricia Smith, mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith.

  22. Dora says:

    • Constance says:

      Wow. I have tears streaming down my face. I am so glad the RNC gave Pat Smith a voice. How could Hillary look a Mother in the eye and lie to her about some stupid movie and imply her son was not killed in a terrorist attack? The other part of this that stuns me is Obama/Hillary put the movie guy they used as a scapegoat in prison for months. People should be forced to hear his story too.

    • swanspirit says:

      Here’s the thing. (forgive me if I said this before but it gets me every time.)
      When the bodies of Ambassador Stevens, and the brave men who died with him were flown back to the USA, it was announced that Obama and Hillary would be there to greet them, and it would be televised, I made a point of watching it; waiting to see if Obama would mention the video. I was watching, mentally daring him to do it. When he didn’t, I thought, someone coached him, and told him it would be a horrible thing to do.
      And then Hillary did it. Right in front of the family members standing next to the coffins of their loved ones. At that moment I realized what a stooge Hillary had become for him. How low she was willing to sink, and what scum she was. It was a sickening wrench of reality for me.
      So, for every time Hillary said she never said it, she has compounded that egregious deed, and lie. And when she said, “At this point, what difference does it make?”, I realized what an entitled HEARTLESS bitch she truly is.
      I listened to this mom speak about her son, and I know it easily could have been my son. Easily. He would have done what those men did. He has been stationed at embassies.
      I do not want her in any office, much less the highest one.

  23. DeniseVB says:

    This Benghazi segment is riveting. So the only people who actually helped our guys and other Americans were Gadaffi’s loyalists? Ouch Hillary, wasn’t that the guy you overthrew?

  24. DandyTIger says:

    And to think, the never trumpers don’t want you to hear these benghazi guys. What a disgrace.

  25. DeniseVB says:

    Moving on to Brian Terry’s family. There’s is just not enough kleenex in the house tonigh …. sniff.

  26. DeniseVB says:

    Sabato up, very passionate about Trump.

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  28. Venus says:

    Between Lutrell, Thie & Oz and then Antonio Saboto, Jr. — that’s a whole lot of testosterone on that stage tonight.
    Don’t think the pussies in the MSM can handle it.

  29. Venus says:

    Dominic’s mom is LAYING IT DOWN!!!!

  30. DeniseVB says:

    Sheriff Clarke, BOOM ! Crowd loves him.

  31. mothy67 says:

    I am not a bio parent but my charge is my best friend. I fall apart listening to these parents. I could not survive in Pat Smith’s shoes. I knew 9/11 but it was to big to process. Even that smell seemed unreal. Smith devastates me. Same thing with that mother texting her son in Orlando. I like many others supported Hillary in 2008. I now hate her. She is a monster. I am incapable of seeing how she as a grandmother can exist. Her actions would eat me alive.

  32. mothy67 says:

    Jesus this hotty Duffy woman spat out 8 kids. She is adorable. 8 kids.

  33. DeniseVB says:

  34. mothy67 says:

    Tom Cotton = zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. He might be many things but god he bores me.

  35. Myiq2xu™ says:

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    • mothy67 says:

      Uck. I have always kept my language clean. I am not a prude. For fucks sake I have been to sex clubs. It was always about respect. C word offends some women. I don’t get people being crushed by a word 49 years I behaved. I saw oblah blah on telly. I called him a c word. Sally Kohn evokes same language.

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  38. mothy67 says:

    Seriously I started drinking today around 1972. I just want to hear Melania

  39. mothy67 says:

    I love Rudy!!!!

  40. DeniseVB says:

    Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

  41. Myiq2xu™ says:

  42. mothy67 says:

    One more time
    I love Rudy. Nobody does it better. Makes me feel sad for the rest.

  43. DeniseVB says:

    Man, so many triggers tonight in the speeches, I’m loving it !

  44. Myiq2xu™ says:

  45. Venus says:

    Rudy is hitting it so far out of the park, the ball is now circling the moon.

  46. mothy67 says:

    The arrogant disregard
    Dag Rudy is on fire

  47. Myiq2xu™ says:

  48. DeniseVB says:

    Did you see the Trump entrance !? LOL! Just to introduce Melania, then left the stage😀

  49. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Melania Trump will easily be the hottest First Lady ever.

  50. mothy67 says:

    Sorry Bob Dole makes me think of viagra

  51. Myiq2xu™ says:

  52. DeniseVB says:

    I thought the same thing🙂

  53. DeniseVB says:

    Joni and the Vets’ speech put on past (east coast) prime time to a less than half full audience is upsetting a lot of twits. Good speech nobody’s watching😉

  54. mothy67 says:

    I can’t get over the fact that Joni Ernst looks like the mother that yelled down the stairs when I was a kid. Turn that music down.

  55. Myiq2xu™ says:

  56. DeniseVB says:

    I can’t believe I’m up so late, probably too trigglypuffed from the RNC on Cspan. Scanning the newsies, this made me laugh, good grief NYP ….

    • Venus says:

      When she walked out in that I thought “She’s wearing white, like a beautiful bride.”

      She looked gorgeous — but she always does — and the white added to the glamour.

      • SHV says:

        $2200 is dirt cheap for a designer dress….Mrs. O wouldn’t be caught dead in anything that cheap and bought on-line. I bet Michelle will be in a foul mood after seeing Melania!!

  57. Constance says:

    OMG! OMG! OMG! According to NBC Seattle local news a situation is developing! They will work on it over night and have more for us in the morning! A paragraph of Melania’s speech was previously spoken by Michelle Obama! OMG OMG OMG. And now they are just wondering did she write that speech herself (as if anyone at any convention writes their speech themselves) A flaw was maybe found, lets all focus on it and ignore the rest of the night.
    I really think political speeches are like football coach pre game speeches. There is really only so much you can say and they all sound the same.

    • Constance says:

      Seriously can you just see side by side film of Michelle and Melania? Let it go liberals, You can’t win by inviting comparison of Michelle and Melania.

      • CiscoKid says:

        Don’t look at Hillary abandoning our people in Bengazi, or her coverup with Lynch & Comey…look at this.
        Unless Melania kicks dogs, I don’t give a s**t.

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