This time it is Bill Kristol who has a strategy of his own to stop Trump, explained here.
Their plan is to run a candidate who could win three states and enough votes in the electoral college to deny both parties the needed majority. This would throw the election into the House of Representatives, which would then elect a candidate the Kristol group found acceptable. The fact that this would nullify the largest vote ever registered for a Republican primary candidate, the fact that it would jeopardize the Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, and more than likely make Hillary Clinton president, apparently doesn’t faze Kristol and company at all.
And why should Trump be stopped. These are hardly the kind of specifics that amount to any kind of charge at all:
Their chief justification for opposing Trump is that he is not a “constitutional conservative” and in fact is “without principles” and therefore dangerous. The evidence offered is that he has supported Democrats in the past and changed his positions on important issues.
A second charge against Trump is that his character is so bad (worse than Hillary’s or Bill’s?) that no right-thinking Republican could regard him as White House worthy.
In addition to alleging that Trump is lacking in principles and character, Kristol claims that the Republican candidate is a crackpot conspiracy theorist, a disqualifying trait. Kristol’s evidence is a remark Trump made on the eve of the Indiana primary suggesting that Ted Cruz’s father might have something to hide about his alleged acquaintance with Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
The article is by David Horowitz and the title is “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew”. I might have had some qualms about the title, but Horowitz explains himself in a way I am completely sympathetic with.
All these dishonesties and flim-flam excuses pale by comparison with the consequences Kristol and his “Never Trump” cohorts are willing to risk by splitting the Republican vote. Obama has provided America’s mortal enemy, Iran, with a path to nuclear weapons, $150 billion dollars, and the freedom to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles to deliver the lethal payloads. Trump has promised to abandon the Iran deal, while Hillary Clinton and all but a handful of Democrats have supported this treachery from start to finish. Kristol is now one of their allies.
I am a Jew who has never been to Israel and has never been a Zionist in the sense of believing that Jews can rid themselves of Jew hatred by having their own nation state. But half of world Jewry now lives in Israel, and the enemies whom Obama and Hillary have empowered — Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, ISIS, and Hamas — have openly sworn to exterminate the Jews. I am also an American (and an American first), whose country is threatened with destruction by the same enemies. To weaken the only party that stands between the Jews and their annihilation, and between America and the forces intent on destroying her, is a political miscalculation so great and a betrayal so profound as to not be easily forgiven.
Utterly beyond the pale and all comprehension. Kristol is siding with the greatest carriers of evil in our time, and a bleak centuries-long future for the entire human race will be the result of their success. The arrogant, smug brainlessness of those who would risk the election of Hillary where there is no other viable candidate beyond Donald Trump makes these people vile and despicable. And that goes for Commentary who has published this article by Jonathan Tobin criticising Horowitz titled, Breitbart’s ‘Renegade Jew’ Disgrace. And beyond that, it extends to Powerline, who has made Tobin’s article one of its “picks”. Unforgivable and worthless.
REACTIONS TO THE HOROWITZ ARTICLE: Just because they state the obvious does not make it nonetheless true: Renegade Conservative Site BREITBART’s Sin–Not Anti-Semitism, But Pro-Trumpism.
AND NOW TO ADD TO THE REST: Found here:
David Horowitz incidentally has been a great friend to me over the years. I have known him since I was 15 years old when I once worked for Alan Dershowitz. He is now a Trump delegate and I know he will have Trump’s ear on the issues that matter regarding world peace.
Wow. If ever there were a killer argument to vote for The Donald, that is it.