Yes, Never Trumpsters have to share the blame if Trump loses.
Hey folks! Sorry I’ve been somewhat absent. I haven’t had too much of a burden to post anything as I know that a lot of you guys and gals are like me … nearly overwhelmed with the current events and trying to make sense from it.
Anyway, I’m sure many of you have seen the #Never Trump crowd spout off some of the most asinine stuff, ‘standing their ground’ for “values” and “principles.” Of which none of them can name any that would support their reasoning.
I read one piece this morning by J.D. Rucker. He writes over at the site called Soshable. He claims to be a Christian conservative. Now, I don’t doubt his claim to be Christian for a second and beyond being somewhat pugnacious at times he’s okay. He’s kind of in the same category as Erick Erickson … a #Never Trumpster. There have been a lot of Trump supporters who are of the opinion the #Never Trumpsters will be responsible, at least somewhat sharing the blame if Trump loses the election. In my humble opinion if one doesn’t vote for Trump then that person is helping Hillary regardless of whether they vote for her or not. Now, if a person is genuinely neutral and doesn’t work against a candidate, then they need not share any blame for whoever loses the election.
Now, if a person refuses to vote for Trump and at the same time publish articles which presents Trump in a negative light then logically that person is working towards Trump’s possible defeat. Publishing negative opinions about Trump is actively working against his campaign and is far from remaining neutral. I’m going to highlight some of the things Mr. Rucker wrote and you can judge for yourself if folks like Rucker should share any blame should Trump lose to Hillary.
Here we go … (these are excerpts)
The victim card has not been held exclusively by liberals, but they have a much higher predisposition for playing it. At least they used to. Today, we’re seeing another example in the form of Trump supporters. These “victims” are those on social media, mainstream media, and even in the bowels of the RNC itself that have been claiming the folks in the #NeverTrump camp will be to blame if Trump loses.
No. You have the burden of proof. You have the job of selling him to voters. You are the people responsible if Trump loses. If you are on the Trump Train, stop blaming those of us on the sidelines. We’ve looked at Donald Trump. We’ve looked at Hillary Clinton. We’ve decided that neither is acceptable.
The fatal blow will likely come to all of our freedoms regardless of which candidate loses this election less than the other. Don’t dishonor us simply because we’re not willing to strike a self-inflicted wound. Either show us how Trump has earned our vote or leave us alone about it. Either way, stop trying to blame us for your failure to make a valid case other than, “but Hillary.”
You can read the article RIGHT HERE and it’s not very long so go ahead and read it.
I posted a comment to the article which said … “We’ve looked at Donald Trump. We’ve looked at Hillary Clinton. We’ve decided that neither is acceptable.”
Uh, isn’t that what the primaries were all about Mr. Rucker, to “sell” each candidate to the voters? What happened? Trump managed to sell his message just a little better than the 16 other Republican candidates is what. Perhaps the #Never Trumpers should have been a little more diligent in selling their candidate instead of playing the victim now.
It’s Hillary or Trump … make a choice or surely the choice will be made for you.
Apparently Mr. Rucker missed all the primaries. Trump finished the primaries with 1441 delegates and his closest competitor, Ted Cruz ended up with 551 delegates. Trump also nearly doubled the popular vote count of Cruz. So, it kind of appears that Trump managed to “sell” himself a whole hell-of-a lot better than the other sixteen candidates.
It seems that Mr. Rucker thinks that Trump could be lying when he says he wants to make America great again. Mr. Rucker also wrote, The fact that they represent the two parts of a binary choice for the next President of the United States does not instantly require us to pick one or the other.
To that I say, No you are not “required” to pick one or the other. But posting negative articles about Trump surely isn’t hanging out on the “sidelines” either (which Mr. Rucker claims he’s doing). I looked through some of Mr. Rucker’s posts and I couldn’t find one that supported his claim to be on the sidelines.
If folks like Mr. Rucker and his ilk (think Erickson) haven’t been sold on Trump by now, then their problem isn’t with the product, if you will. It’s their self elevated position of being blinded by the light of their own image that they simply can’t get past. Yeah, Mr. Rucker and the other #Never Trumpsters have no choice but to share in the blame for a Hillary presidency. Mr. Rucker, you can’t have it both ways because you definitely are not “on the sidelines.” The idea that you can actively work against Trump and not share some of the blame for a Hillary victory is ludicrous.