Never Trump. Never Hillary. Never Johnson. At this point, most have accepted that the 2.5 options for President in 2016 are all very bad. A large portion of the voting population has resigned to the notion that they need to pick the lesser of evils. While I still see a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of multiple improbable-but-not-impossible scenarios, now is not the time to go over those possibilities. Instead, let’s discuss Donald Trump, the future of the GOP, and the future of America.
Based upon what we’ve seen for the last year, it seems very apparent to anyone looking at the Trump situation analytically that he has reached his peak. He had his core of strong supporters who propelled him to the nomination and he picked up the chunk of Republicans and Independents who see him as a less-awful option than Clinton. Unfortunately, the peak that he’s reached is far below where he needs to be if he’s going to have a chance of winning the general election. At current projections, he’ll get slaughtered in the swing states and a handful of red states. The possibilities for a turnaround are slipping away even at this very early stage of the campaign as Clinton is spending big money in swing states while Trump is going to impossible states like New York and California to raise enough money to pay back his “self-funding” loans.
In a year when any other GOP candidate would be able to let the news cycle and dishonesty of Hillary Clinton push them to a Republican victory, the GOP followed the idiotic underbelly of the party to nominate the one person who can’t beat her. In a year when we could finally put up a conservative candidate to right the course of a country that has been fading since Ronald Reagan left office, we decided to nominate a liberal Democrat who happens to have a conservative view on immigration.
The GOP is being led by morons on both sides. The idiotic underbelly are those people who don’t care about policy or substance but who succumb to a great sales pitch. The Establishment side is the politically expedient wing that loves big government. It’s the conservatives who should be leading the party of Lincoln and Reagan, but our voice is shrinking.
It’s time for anyone with a conservative bone in their body to renounce Trump. Don’t endorse him. Don’t support him. Write in someone else if you have to. Don’t vote for Clinton or Johnson, either. None of the three current choices are worthy of a vote from anyone who actually cares about America, the Constitution, and the conservative movement that is alone in its quest to protect both.
There is a very practical reason for taking this course of action: Congress. If Trump keeps it close enough in November to make it appear like he has a chance, the down-ticket effects would be devastating. Those who oppose Trump would be horrified to give him the House and Senate as well, so they will come out in droves to vote out the Republicans majority. The only way to maintain a majority is if it appears that Trump has already lost by the time voting comes around. The numbers that we’re seeing today need to continue. It needs to be clear that Trump will not be the next President of the United States in order for Congress to remain under Republican control.
There’s an argument that some would make that Hillary Clinton would be worse than Trump. I’ll agree, though only because it’s more likely she’ll be worse. I wouldn’t bet on it, but that’s not important. What IS important is understanding that supporting Trump will do two things: help him to stay close and forever tag his endorsers as Trumpkins. What definitely won’t happen even if Trump somehow changes his ways and appeals to more than his base is for him to win. He cannot win. He possesses neither the strategic understanding nor the general appeal to win the election without an implosion by Clinton. Unless you’re willing to bet on the future of the country based upon the concept that Obama’s Justice Department is going to give Trump the White House, you have to realize that Trump is incapable of winning. There aren’t enough racists, idiots, or nose-holding straight-ticket Republicans to win the swing states for him.
We’re seeing more in the GOP jumping off the Trump train or refusing to board in the first place. Those who stay on for the ride are going to be branded as the gullible idiots that they are. The only way to prevent Clinton from having the full power of Congress behind her is if Trump suffers an embarrassingly bad defeat. Then, we can rebuild.
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