As the race to determine who will get the eventual nomination to run in the general election for the GOP, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell dropped a bombshell about the party’s plans if frontrunner Donald Trump ends up victorious.
Despite his growing support, the Republican establishment has it out for The Donald, and appears ready to do just about anything to ensure he doesn’t win the primaries. A bombshell report from the New York Times revealed that McConnell “laid out a plan that would have lawmakers break with Mr. Trump explicitly in a general election,” which would all but guarantee a GOP loss in the general election.
In other words, the establishment is willing to sacrifice the White House to torpedo Trump’s hopes, despite publicly declaring it would support whoever the nominee ended up being.
Apparently, the clueless leaders of the Party believe that Trump doesn’t stand a chance in the general election regardless of who he’s up against, and that he’ll end up hurting Republicans down-ticket. So rather than back him and try to help him achieve victory, they want to sell him out to save their own worthless hides.
The Times report stated that resistance to the billionaire real estate tycoon “runs deep,” and a “desperate” behind-the-scenes “mission to save the party” recently stalled out. SO now, two campaigns decided to draft “plans to overtake Mr. Trump in a brokered convention.”
Apparently, the effort to unite warring candidates against Trump had “failed spectacularly,” and angered former candidate Gov. Chris Christie. The GOP establishment is also upset with Kasich, who ignored an appeal from Mitt Romney to consolidate behind one rival to Trump.
“He’s just flailing his arms around and having a wonderful time going around the country, and it just drives me up the wall,” a senior Republican senator said.
But the meat of the report comes from McConnell, who has vowed to bury any hope of a Trump presidency. According to several GOP Senators, McConnell said that should Trump get the eventual nod, “We’ll drop him like a hot rock.”
He’s also encouraging Senators to proceed as if a Trump loss in the general election is inevitable, so they should start distancing themselves from him as soon as possible.
While still hopeful that Mr. Rubio might prevail, Mr. McConnell has begun preparing senators for the prospect of a Trump nomination, assuring them that, if it threatened to harm them in the general election, they could run negative ads about Mr. Trump to create space between him and Republican senators seeking re-election. Mr. McConnell has raised the possibility of treating Mr. Trump’s loss as a given and describing a Republican Senate to voters as a necessary check on a President Hillary Clinton, according to senators at the lunches.
Isn’t that nice? The point of the primaries is for voters to decide who they want to run in the general election, not for party leadership to decide for us. If we elect Trump as the nominee, we expect our party to get behind him on our behalf, since, you know, they’re elected to do such things on our behalf.
Yet here we are; the prospect of a Trump nomination becoming more real by the day, and what’s the GOP doing? Working behind the scenes to torpedo his campaign despite him enjoying overwhelming support from Republican voters.
You know, it cracks me up to hear that these clueless idiots scratch their heads over why someone like Trump is doing well, when the answer is right in front of their faces;
People don’t like the establishment.
People are tired of idiot politicians not listening to the will of the people and only looking out for their own interests.
People are tired of winning elections and watching the people they put into office cave to the minority.
And most of all, people are tired of watching the country be sold down the drain by opportunistic politicians who ignore the very people that elected them.
Personally, regardless of who gets the nominee, I hope every politician, who decided they were going to ignore their voters, is voted out of office next election. Maybe then these rejects will start getting the idea that they work for us… it’s not the other way around.
[H/T: BizPac Review]