Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump.

Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “At the Conservative Political Action Conference, a long-running gathering of traditional conservatives, attendees feared that they were witnessing an event that has not occurred in more than a century: the breaking apart of a major American political party.”

    This is what happens when you put the interests of your donors above that of your voters and party members.
    Eventually, the voters stop doing what you tell them to do, and then the end of the party is very near.

    I encourage everyone to read Vaclav Havel’s essay “the power of the powerless”. Donald Trump has opened they eyes, and given permission to act, to thousands of “green grocers” across America.
    This is a once in a century political moment, every bit as important as the Berlin Wall coming down, and you are here!

  • Gary

    Watch how Romney jumps into the race in July .

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Romney is not worth anyones time.

      • barryjr

        or money

    • Xavier

      Romney is an expert at delivering what the GOP needs right now – chasing Conservatives away from the polls in droves.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The American people are tired of losers and the Republican establishment still doesn’t get it, even as they tell us to pay no attention to the men behind the curtain.