People are having difficulty trying to figure out why I’m supporting Donald Trump with such severity. So let me explain.
Regardless of how much you support a “NON-JEB” if you, as a conservative, vote for Walker, Perry, Cruz, Jindal, Rubio et al you will get JEB BUSH out of the GOPe machine.
Expecting a different outcome is like standing at that soda machine that gives you diet ginger ale regardless of which button you push.
Just because the buttons say: Coke, Root Beer, Fanta, Sprite etc. doesn’t mean the slots inside the machine (which you can’t see) are loaded with anything other than diet ginger ale, or Jeb Bush.
Putting your money in the same GOP machine over and over, only leaves you standing there with elevently cans of diet ginger ale; the eleventy-first push of the button delivers yet another Jeb Bush.
Stop being a co-dependent, and don’t worry about walking to a different, perhaps unfamiliar, vending machine. Also, don’t worry about expressing an opinion that you don’t trust Trump; or Trump doesn’t pass your litmus test of (fill in the blank). Neither are the issue.
I have been transparent with my personal support for Donald Trump, and the specific reason for it.
I want the GOPe machine torn down, dispatched to earth orbit, and nuked while there regardless of consequence, because I’m sick of having to be brutalized and used by Republican liars hiding within it. Period.
For me, the elimination of the GOPe machine is ultimately more valuable than anything else.
Walker, Bush, Rubio, Kasich, Perry, Christie, Huckabee et al will never destroy the GOPe machine, they themselves are part of the apparatus.
Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have shown an inability and unwillingness to do it. Sorry to deliver the bitter pill of reference, but see VA, KY and MS primary 2014 – they supported the CoC McConnell/Boehner team. They lost me with their self-serving refusal to charge, when charging mattered most.
Carson, Fiorina and Jindal, all good people, are dependent on $$$ and therefore unable to walk into the office and destroy the people who purchased it for them.
Pataki, Gilmore, Graham or other, are all part of the problem – not the solution.
So who does that leave me with?
I want the Republican ‘Big Government’ Party, as it is currently constructed, destroyed. DESTROYED. I want it replaced with America First Conservatism.
However, that said, I am clear-eyed that Trump is quite possibly not the guy to rebuild. And that’s OK.
I supported Scott Brown not to support Scott Brown, but to stop Obamacare. I was clear-eyed that a Massachusetts Republican was not a deeply committed strain of constitutional conservatism (see Mitt Romney “severely conservative”).
The Scott Brown effort failed, but the effort was a valid fight. Scott Brown was a tool, a means to an end. The reason it failed was because the Democrats changed the rules (see Harry Reid and “reconciliation” in the Senate) after the loss.
Like Scott Brown, we need to use Trump to destroy the GOP. The effort might not succeed, but what is there to lose.
The GOP machine supports: ¹ Comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty, ² ObamaCare, and ³ Common Core. U.S. Chamber of Commerce President, Tom Donohue, makes sure his priorities are the priorities of the GOPe, he pays well to insure it.
Just like pushing Scott Brown in January 2010, again it’s another worthy endeavor.
Once that’s done, and that also means phase 2 ridding the infection that is John Boehner and Mitch McConnell ideologues, then maybe we can rebuild an actual 2nd party – because right now there’s only one party, the uniparty of the GOP/DEM.
We have the most magnificent national classic car ever built – now in need of restoration. Do we bondo it, yet again, for another fancy paint job without ever cutting out the underlying rust. Or do we cut it down to clear margins and restore it from the ground up?
I hate bondo !