The GOP’s Death Wish

One would think the Republican Party should be rejoicing. Their presumptive nominee garnered more GOP primary votes than any previous candidate. An enthusiastic and engaged Republican electorate is something to celebrate, especially compared to the last two election cycles, where the base was lethargic, with many holding their noses to vote for John McCain or Mitt Romney. No one had to hold his nose to vote for Trump. There were 17 talented and accomplished candidates to choose from, any of whom would be an improvement over the current president and better for the country than Hillary Clinton. Those who did not like Trump could and did vote for Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, or any of the other candidates. Yet Trump prevailed.

Instead, the Republican Party is hell-bent on turning its good fortune into almost certain defeat – and not just defeat, but wipe-out. Mass casualties across the Republican ranks.

  • The talking heads at the top of the food chain in both parties are not in contact with the populace.

    Trump is ahead because of his stance on immigration and especially Muslim immigration.

    The PC brain dead politicians miss this point.

    I vote for my safety. I will vote Trump.

    The talking heads who keep bad mouthing Trump need a course in sharia law.

    Get ready, the progressives have let it in the door.

  • The GOP would rather see this country destroyed than elect an outsider.

    And so shall it be.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Are you still looking to get ahold of me?

      • Real busy for next hour will fill you in later, nothing urgent.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I’m leaving for school soon and likely will not be back again today.
          Maybe tomorrow.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      There is too much at stake to not vote for Trump.
      And how could he be any worse than Clinton?
      Does anyone think any of the other Republican candidates were better than Trump?
      Like, really?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    The GOP elites say whatever their donors want them to say.
    The GOP donors make more money with Hillary and they could lose quite a bit with Trump after he stops the rigging of the game.
    It’s not the party, it’s hat the party donors want, that’s why the whole damn thing needs to be burnt to the ground.

  • Alain

    I just think of them as part of the Establishment the same as with Democrats, and all of them are scared shitless of losing their seat on the gravy train. Much the same here in Canada, which is why I so hate career politicians of all stripes.

    • V10_Rob

      There is no Republican Party. There is no Democratic Party. There is only the Permanent Bi-Partisan Ruling Coalition.

  • Brett_McS

    I almost feel sorry for Prince Reibus.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I feel sorry for him for his first name.

    • ntt1

      On some American blogs he is referred to as rinsed penis

  • John

    George Will is voting for Clinton.

    He looks like a robot, talks like a robot, and will now vote like one, as well.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      George Will is a fake conservative.

  • Tom Forsythe

    It’s the donors.

    Before campaign finance laws came in, a politician could find a handful of like-minded financial backers, and run an effective campaign. With the current rules, however, candidates need to appeal to the entire donor class. That means they have to kowtow to interests of big business.

    Once again, a law passed with the best of intentions yields the opposite results to what they expected.

  • terrence

    Oh well, more evidence that the old adage is STILL true – The Democrat Party is the EVIL Party, and the Republican Party is the STUPID party. Hillary really is evil, on her own; and it is compounded by being in the EVIL Party

  • simus1

    When out of power “right of centre” opposition parties keep busy going through the motions instead of breathing fire 24/7, the only logical explanation is that there is really big money to be had as jockeys for rent seekers. If totally fed up voters happen to put them into office, that is ok too, but no biggie.