Trust me. A storm is brewing inside this cool cat now. She’ll gradually break down and you’ll see what’s behind the clouds
Mahbod Seraji, Rooftops of Tehran
The fractured republican appears to be nearing towards an explosion. The wick is nearly up. Donald Trump was certainly the one to light it, but by the time the bomb explodes he’ll be sitting pretty in his palatial loft on top of Trump Tower. The republican voter will be the only one to suffer the burns. They will be the ones who have to collect the shards of the republican party. Undoubtedly, they will try to rebuild it by smearing sticks of Elmer glue across the pieces. But nothing will work. When they finally give up, they sit down and turn on the television. They watch a rerun of The Apprentice. Only then do they realize that they were duped.
Two days ago, both George H.W. Bush and his adorable little kid decided not to take part in this election’s campaign. The last two republican presidents are not endorsing the republican nominee!
At 91, George H.W. has been an integral component of the past five elections. Perhaps the two were a little bummed that Jeb was squashed from the election so early. After all, he was supposed to carry the Bush torch for another four years.
(Although I seriously doubt the religious right would go for the father of a crack head who has served time, such as Noella Bush ((Although, they have endorsed a lot stranger things.))
Paul Ryan’s opposition to Trump is a little creepy as well. Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, refuses to endorse Trump. As a result, Trump quickly tossed back his own spear, suggesting that Ryan is unfit to be speaker.
Nu uh! I called it first.
Ryan’s comment seemed to fracture the republican party even more. Two prominent House allies broke with Ryan yesterday, as a result of his failure to endorse Trump. Reps. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia and Dennis Ross of Florida both told POLITICO that they felt their leader is in denial regarding Donald Trump.
Things will even get more interesting next week when congress returns from recess and House republicans will chose to line up behind their leader or their party’s nominee.
Ryan and Trump will meet on Thursday and try to repair their middle school feud. Republican National Committee Chairman will play mediator.
As I said before, Bush Jr. is not endorsing Trump, but Dick Cheney, his VP is endorsing him. Can a party be more splintered?
Dejected republican party members have neatly been divided into three groups; some vow never to vote for Trump, some will abandon the republican party all together, and another rapidly growing group agree to vote for Hillary.
According to the Time website, a former George W. senior official said, “At least it’s not going to disgrace the nation on the first day. I don’t support her at all, but Trump is beyond the pale.”
“I think it’s a mess,” he added. “I mean what the hell even is the party?”
Ben Howe, a member of the website Red State said, “I am a fiscal conservative and I am a social conservative. That will not change. But I will not vote for an egomaniacal authoritarian. Nope.” After that he threw in Clinton campaign’s hashtag, #ImWithHer.
Mike Treiser, a member of Mitt Romney’s campaign wrote, “In the face of bigotry, hatred, violence, and small-mindedness, this time, I’m with her.”
Don’t get me wrong. Donald Trump is a great entertainer. But don’t you want someone who has the best chance of winning the election? Fundamentally, isn’t that the most important thing? What is the the point of getting behind someone who no one else likes? Even members of his own party reject him.
Like little puppets dancing across a stage, while the Donald pulls their strings.