Far too many on the supposedly conservative right are utter fools. Working class Americans see the problem, but these people are too high minded to understand even the basics. They are Democrats in every respect: Dozens of former GOP lawmakers announce opposition to Trump. Think of this in relation to their never having said anything like it about Obama:
“Given the enormous power of the office, every candidate for president must be judged rigorously in assessing whether he or she has the competence, intelligence, knowledge, understanding, empathy, judgment, and temperament necessary to keep America on a safe and steady course,” the letter continues. “Donald Trump fails on each of those measures, and he has proven himself manifestly unqualified to be president.”
The list of those who have signed on are a bunch of nobodies, but they are trying their best to wreck what little chance there is to save an America that will remain worth saving. And then there is this from Paul Mirengoff at Powerline reflecting on the VP debate.
We also saw the real Mike Pence. In my view, he is the only one of the four candidates who, ideology aside, wouldn’t be an embarrassment in high office.
In one sentence two statements that basically say that Hillary will be all right since the Republicans aren’t providing the right kind of a choice. Trump would be “an embarrassment” if elected. But even Pence is OK only so far as embarrassment goes, but to accept Pence you also have to shift that ideology aside. Once ideology comes into it, Pence is no good either.
He goes off on an even more stupid tangent in his next post: ESCAPISM ANYONE? A LOOK AT 2020. Here he lightly considers what to do in 2020 when and if Hillary wins. By then, he says:
To a considerable extent, GOP voters may be willing to overlook both ideological and genuineness concerns in the name of nominating someone who can defeat Hillary Clinton or whichever leftist the Democrats nominate.
But that is for 2020. Right now he’s fine with bagging the only person in the entire universe who can prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming President since Trump is the Republican nominee and we have three weeks to go. Seriously a fool, and not to be taken seriously on any level.
There are many many like that, but these are the examples I have come across just now. There are many many of these everywhere you turn and then may end up carrying a very heavy responsibility on the morning of November 9th.
A COUPLE OF ADD-ONS: To continue with the same theme: Donald Trump Makes History With Zero Major Newspaper Endorsements.
So far Trump has gotten no general election endorsements, a stunning development considering even Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, known best for his head-scratching “Aleppo moment,” has scored a few.
There is more to it than pure choice since the costs of not supporting Trump for many of these papers are far less than going out on a limb. But if you see the election in the way some of us do, then this is nothing but a round-up of despair. See below, which comes with the title, Ann Coulter: This Election Will Determine the Survival of Western Civilization.
You don’t think so. Vote Hillary and find out.