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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Republican Turncoats

I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. “Are you going to vote for Hillary?” I asked with trepidation. “Of course not,” he replied, almost insulted by the question. “I understand the concept of a binary decision.”

I got a similar response when I asked oil magnate T. Boone Pickens whether he would vote for Trump. He looked at me with a quizzical expression and replied: “Well, who else is there to vote for?”

Right. Who else is there? Yet, amazingly, a caucus of lifelong Republican politicos in Washington are announcing to the world with defiance and self-righteousness that they will vote for Hillary Clinton.

They are mostly former Mitt Romney and George W. Bush operatives. They lost, and now they want people to believe that their anti-Trumpism is a principled act of heroism. They ingratiate themselves to The New York Times, Washington Post and team Clinton — the sworn enemies of free markets and conservative values.

Somehow this doesn’t offend their moral compass.

I certainly don’t mean to disparage conservatives who say they won’t vote for Trump. One’s vote is a matter of personal conscience. But to actively support Clinton is to put the other team’s jersey on and then run a lap around the stadium.



Anonymous said...

Most already know and some are now finding out, that those like mccain, romney, ryan, cruz....their all not just RINO's...their the Cream of the Corrupt...on this side of the isle. They dont want Trump to close their little playgrounds of lies and theft....Trump's a straight up good guy and that scares the tar right outa these corrupt bastards!

Anonymous said...

Michael Savage stated the same thing on his Thursday podcast on the Savage Nation. Stating there are Republican turn coats like Ted Cruz, who are quietly trying to sabotage his election chances. Some are saying they support him, but are quietly working with the Hillary campaign. They want Trump to loose so they can try again in the next election. The establishment on both sides are threatened by him, including the media and are working to destroy his chances of getting elected. Already there has been at least one assignation attempt at his residence. I fear for him and his family.

Anonymous said...

Four years from now you will all be backing Ted Cruz.

Concerned Retiree said...

Never back Cruz. He is not a man of his word. He acted like he was a perfect person who committed no underhanded / biased tricks or had any knowledge of such. He is not standing by his pledge to support the nominee. Trump only loses because of these "chameleon" "Cry Baby" Republicans.