If you watch what some Republican higher-ups are finally saying about Stopping Trump!, their main fear seems to be a Hillary presidency. Their logic seems to go like this: We have to Stop Trump! because if he’s the Republican nominee, Hillary is sure to win. She’ll mop the floor with him.
Two thoughts on that:
First, who’s to say? It’s curious to me that the reason they’re finally taking Trump seriously and (hopefully, but futilely it seems) trying to thwart his candidacy is based on the exact same thing that’s allowed this clown to come this far already: A tremendously low estimation of his ability to garner support. They’re convinced of a Hillary presidency if it’s her versus Trump. But why no fear of a Trump presidency?
Secondly, check out its reason for panic:
Not because the party may be about to nominate someone who full-throatedly supports and defends Planned Parenthood at two consecutive Republican presidential debates!; Not because the party may be about to nominate someone who wants to remain “neutral” between Israel and the Palestinians; Not because the party may be about to nominate someone who personifies the whore-like relationship between big government and special interests; Not because the party may be about to nominate someone who would start a trade war based mostly on his lack of knowledge, it seems, about how trade even works; Not because the party may be about to nominate someone who’d make Obama’s Imperial Presidency look restrained; Not because the party may be about to nominate a habitual liar and shyster.
No, they’re afraid that a guy like that might not win in November. Huh? I thought the whole point of the Republican party was to ensure the losses of such candidates…
The leaders of the Republican party are not panicking now because nominating Trump would erase any distinction between their party and the Democrats (and nobody will ever out-Democrat the Democrats) and render the GOP obsolete. No, they’re concerned that their Democrat would lose to the Democrats’ Democrat.
“Their guy” winning is ultimately more important than “their guy” destroying everything that they’re supposed to represent. It’s odd that the prospect of a Trump presidency didn’t motivate them to rally against him, but the thought of a Hillary presidency does. Forget that the basis for such a fear is based on the same sort of unsupported logic (‘he could never win’) that’s led to their underestimations of him so far. It’s curious that they’re not motivated by fear of his becoming president.
In the end, perhaps it doesn’t matter. One thing at least, it seems the current operational goals of the ‘establishment’ finally seem to be aligned with those of conservatives and Constitutionalists. And if it works, America will be better off to not have a President Trump (or another President Clinton, for that matter). But how long do you suppose the cooperation would last if Cruz (for example) wins the nomination? Or the White House?
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)