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Friday, August 12, 2016

Over 70 Republicans sign letter to GOP National Committee Chairman, urging him to not support Donald Trump.

The efforts of the Beltway Republicans to find a way of making Donald Trump disappear, continue.  This flock of Rinos (Republicans In Name Only) and otherwise liberal Republicans are determined to create a weekly media event, as their way of punching Trump in the gut, so to speak.  Yesterday it was announced that roughly 70 ex-lawmakers and former Republican staffers sent an open letter to GOP National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, urging him to forego using GOP funds to support Trump's candidacy.  There is so much wrong with this effort, its difficult to decide where to begin.

First and foremost, this issue is not about Donald Trump.  I will not discuss his issues, bad habits, speaking style or haircut.  This issue is about disaffected "lifetime" GOP bodies who are petrified that their permanent place among the DC elite might be in jeopardy.  Many of the so-called Republicans had announced their support for Hillary Clinton before the Republican Primaries were complete.  I have a few close Republican friends who are unable to bring themselves to vote for Donald Trump.  I absolutely support their decision, as much as I support the overwhelming decision of Republican voters to support Donald Trump (he was not my first or second choice either).  But there is a huge difference between not voting for Trump, and voting for Hillary Clinton.

I am thoroughly disgusted by any Republican who attempts to alter the results of the primaries.  The system performed as it should, and an impressive number of conservatives made their choice.  This is the U.S. electoral system; there are no "do-overs".  Do these people really think that they can replace Trump and not face an exodus from the GOP?  The people have spoken; if you don't like the choice, then stay at home or vote for the other candidate.

The truth is, this is a relatively small group of insidious political hacks who have FAILED comservatives over the past few decades.  Who are they to complain about Trump?  They failed us in 2008 and 2012, they allowed Obama to run wild and get just about everything he wanted, and they feel that they are justified in trying to overturn the choice of the people?  Priebus will ignore this most recent letter, as he has the preceding ones.  This election will end up being very close, with Ohio, Florida, Virginia and North Carolina being the most important prizes.  I have seen enough internal polling to believe that Trump can win all four.  I hope everyone finds some way to participate in the process, but at the end of the day, trying to overturn or ignore the 13,406,108 Americans who voted for Donald Trump, is about as un-American as having a candidate who should be wearing prison pinstripes instead of pantsuits.

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