The Republicans should be listening … but they won’t … updated
Despite the continued Trump bashing by the left, Republicans, most ‘conservative’ media, (Erick Erickson of RedState for one, who vows to never vote for Trump even if it means handing the presidency to Hillary), complete a$$hole talk-show hosts such as Mark Levin (who is the ‘defender of the Constitution’ except when it came to defending it regarding Barack Obama), and phony conservative bloggers like SOOPERMEXICAN, Trump is still in the lead for the Republican nomination with better than 50% support nationally.
Of course the Republican establishment is plotting behind closed doors to thwart the will of the voters in their effort to steal the nomination.
It’s common knowledge that the Republicans refuse to listen to what the voters have been saying for years; secure the border, protect American citizens, strengthen the U.S. military and stop importing Muslim ‘refugees’ from hostile Islamic nations. It’s also common knowledge that the establishment Republicans, along with the aforementioned media personalities will stop at nothing to get their way, continuing to protect their power and careers.
Ann Coulter wrote an excellent piece describing perfectly the dilemma facing the Republicans and just how bad the voters want someone like Trump or Cruz to win this thing. Either will spank Hillary in the general election if voter fraud is kept in check.
Here’s part of her writing …
VOTERS DELIVER SUBTLE MESSAGE: DIE DONOR SCUM
To the extent it’s still standing after yesterday, the Stop Trump movement is comforting itself with the world’s biggest lie: that John Kasich is the embodiment of the Republican Party, while Donald Trump is the bastard stepchild.
It’s exactly the opposite.
It is no longer a question of what the party wants. The voters — remember them? — keep showering Trump and Cruz with Ceausescu-like percentages. The combined vote for Trump and Cruz is a ringing chorus of what this party wants: a wall, deportation, less immigration and no job-killing trade deals.
In other words, what the party wants is the diametric opposite of what the donor and consultant class wants. One would have to search the history books to find a party establishment so emphatically rejected by the voters as today’s Republican Party has been.
Trump and Cruz don’t agree on everything — Cruz is more interventionist on foreign policy, and Trump is more aggressive on bringing manufacturing home. But there’s not much daylight between them on the crucial issue of whether to dissolve America’s borders. By now, they both say build a wall, reduce immigration and protect American jobs.
In other words, Trump and Cruz have totally rejected the Bush/Ryan/Rubio/Fox News/WSJ/RNC establishment position on immigration.
After Mitt Romney lost an election he should have won in 2012, the Republican National Committee convened a group of experts to determine what went wrong, producing what it called an “autopsy.” It was an autopsy because, you see, the party was dead. And the people who did the autopsy were the ones who killed it.
Have you ever heard of an autopsy being performed by the murderers?
The murderers’ main recommendation was that Republicans “embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform” — i.e., amnesty. “If we do not,” the autopsy continued, “our party’s appeal will continue to shrink to its core constituencies only.”
God forbid the party respond to its core constituencies! Instead, the report bristled with advice on winning the Hispanic vote. The GOP was supposed to run Hispanic candidates, hire Hispanic spokesmen, demand yet more Hispanic immigration and correct its “tone.”
It looked like our report got mixed up with the Democratic National Committee’s report in the copier room. At least it was printed in English.
They put all this in their computer and out spit the perfect solution: MARCO RUBIO! Like all ideas developed by focus groups (“New Coke”), how could it possibly fail?
“On issues like immigration,” the report instructed, “the RNC needs to carefully craft a tone that takes into consideration the unique perspective of the Hispanic community.” How’d they like the front-runner’s announcement speech about Mexican rapists and drug dealers? Off-message?
But Trump immediately leapt to the top of the polls and never stopped soaring.
If that means Hillary Clinton becomes President of the United States, Donald Trump’s supporters can carry that burden. Everyone saw it coming except for them. If they wish to transform the Republican Party into something it is not nor ever has been, then I will part ways with the GOP.