Donald Trump Confronts Conservatives With an Existential Crisis

The recognition—dawning rapidly on a gainsaying political establishment—that Donald Trump is poised not just to win more delegates on Super Tuesday than other GOP candidates, but to completely dominate this week’s 13 nominating contests, has confronted movement conservatives and loyal Republicans with a time for choosing.

The forces propelling Trump toward victory are driving party actors toward one of two determinations: Either Trump is the future of a Republican Party that current Republicans can live with, or the Republican Party is unsupportable with Trump atop its ticket. The latter would invite the kind of massive political realignment that only occurs in this country once or twice a century.

h/t Norman

  • Clink9

    This really is an interesting election to watch. It shows what a completely horrible job Obamy has done.

    I knew what a terrible candidate he was and the night he was elected, I really didn’t believe he would be stupid enough to try and ruin the country.


    • Obama was bad news from the start, an empty suit elected because he was “symbolic”. Much like the fool currently residing in Ottawa.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I can’t stand people who believe that we have to elect Hillary because now we need to have a woman as president.
        I wouldn’t care if a woman was president as long as she was a good woman.

        • Hillary is a congenital liar unfit to hold public office.

          • V10_Rob

            I thought that was the primary qualification…?

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            The hardest thing is explaining that to people.
            They have no idea.
            Mainly I think because they are wilfully ignorant.
            Buddy of mine says he hates politics but he seems to know more aboot it then most people.
            He also thinks Pope Rancid is a good guy too.

      • Alain

        Spot on!

    • Jabberwokk

      Remember this? It’s such a joke you could cry.

      Now copy/paste Trump and run the same video again.

      • Clink9

        With Obamy I was sure he hated the US. He did not disappoint.

  • mauser 98

    …yikes… the noose tightens

    “Cruz claims he has always been a U.S. citizen but has not disclosed his
    passport or college applications, certificate of U.S. citizenship,
    Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), or any other documentation demonstrating same.”

    • canminuteman

      And you can be absolutely sure that the press that paid no attention to the issue of Obama’s background will be all over it if Cruz gets nominated.

    • Minicapt

      Pontificators on shit that other people make up. Unfortunately their examinations of DonJohn lack similar vigour.
      Perhaps they could equal energy seeking to unseal his divorce files.


      • mauser 98

        ………….lets find Barry’s first
        Obama records which have not been released

        Obama/Dunham marriage license

        Obama/Dunham divorce documents

        Passport records

        Record of Baptism — Not released or ‘not available’

        Certified Copy of Original Birth certificate — Not released

        Adoption records

        Obama kindergarten records

        Punahou School records

        Occidental College records and transcripts — Not released

        Columbia University records and transcripts — Not released

        Columbia Thesis paper — ‘not available

        Harvard University records and transcripts – Not released

        Harvard Law Review articles published — None

        Medical records — Not released

        Illinois State Bar Association records

        Illinois State Senate schedule — ‘said to be lost’

        Illinois State Senate records — ‘said to be lost’

        Law practice client list — Not released

        University of Chicago scholarly articles — None

        • simus1

          It would seem a lot of his earliest “patrons” had the clout to not not only give him a lift upstream on their yachts but also grant real degrees for no work and whitewash his garbage. Not bad for a poor half white, slightly less than half arab, boy from Hawaii with little going for him.

  • Xavier

    Disclaimer: this comment is not directed at any particular candidate.

    How many times have conservatives been betrayed? Do any of the candidates have strong enough credentials that they can be trusted?

    The current kerfuffle isn’t an existential crisis – it’s an opportunity to crush the GOP once and for all. If that doesn’t happen, any southern wall will be porous; the immigration from the ME will not stop; the spending and debt accumulation will continue until the country is destroyed.

    We do not need a party that will work across the aisle.
    We need a party that will spit across the aisle.

  • JR2020

    Interesting to read the opinions of the flaming liberals who reside at Huff-Po and New Republic. But they’re right about one thing – Trump is a high risk candidate, a wild card.

    • simus1

      Better a wild card than a corrupt dullard assuring all megalooters/ rent seeking insiders that he is the perfect jockey to do their bidding.

      • JR2020

        True, but if the risky wildcard turns out to be a loser in the general or a corrupt fraud in the Oval Office where are we?

        • He will be the Rep candidate, in which case he must be supported to get into the WH. Better Trump than a Dem again, any day.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      In this case, a stopped clock tells the correct time twice a day. Call Trump a RINO if you must, but he has come closest to articulating the mood of the electorate, including opinions that were politically taboo until he threw his hat in the ring.

      • Minicapt

        Now if only he could do so using the English language.


      • JR2020

        Yes, he may have picked up on the American zeitgeist but, see reply to simus above.

    • I also felt this article was a leftist view of things.