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The Republican Establishment Harms The Republican Cause

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and speaker of the House Paul Ryan were all over Donald Trump on Tuesday for allegedly not adequately turning down an offer from David Duke, former KKK member, to endorse Trump’s candidacy for president. From what I’ve heard of the chronology of Duke’s offer and Trump’s non-acceptance of it, our two establishment Republican leaders were just blowing off their mouths in typical establishment fashion, because Trump lost no time saying no thanks to Duke. It’s not pleasant to watch McConnell and Ryan self-righteously bark at Trump and lecture him in front of the nation. Trump has upset the establishment Republican applecart by not kissing their rings and for taking a hard stance against the things that are hurting America and placing the nation at risk, and the Republican establishment is scared witless.

The lecture they gave Trump would have been easier to take if they had kept their word following the last two elections when they said that if they could get Republican majorities in the House and Senate they would undo Obamacare and all of Obama’s unconstitutional and illegal string of national disasters. So the responsive American public gave them majorities in both houses and they blew it; they passed a budget that fully funded Obamacare, Obama’s dangerous immigration policy, all of the EPA’s job-killing regulations. Obama’s socialist America is still in place and thriving, with Republican help. His enormous spending is still in place. His high unemployment rate is still in place. He’s still allowing tens of thousands of illegal and potentially terrorist-related immigrants to pass freely into the United States. The national debt is still growing fearfully. And Obama’s probably immediately giving illegals welfare payments as they enter the country, in order to keep them in the Democrat camp until he can issue an executive order to allow them to vote. In short, America continues to deteriorate, and McConnell and Ryan are largely responsible, so they scold Trump.

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It may have been helpful to the cause of freedom and liberty in America if McConnell and Ryan had, instead of bawling out Trump about David Duke, reminded the nation publically how the idiot Hillary Clinton eulogized former KKK member and Democrat, Robert Byrd, upon his death, calling him a friend and mentor and praising him lavishly. Trump tells Duke to take a hike with his endorsement and gets whipped for it, Hillary praises Byrd, gets no bad press for doing so, and still gets away with calling Republicans sexists, homophobes and racists. Is there no longer any common sense or decency in politics? Indeed there is not.

It’s a sign of the times that Republican leaders feel they have to attack their own in order to stay in the good graces of the liberal press and liberal Democrats in Washington, and that’s why Trump is not thought well of by establishment Republicans: he won’t play the politically correct game and instead tells the truth about what’s happening to our great nation, and that’s why Trump is getting the adoration and the votes of real Americans who are fearful of losing the nation they know and love.

It’s a shame that the Republican establishment would rather lose to Hillary in November than to win the next presidential election with Trump. But, sadly, that’s exactly where they’re leading us.

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About Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor and Verisign manager, 72 years old, living in the Kansas City area.

2 comments

  1. Americans over all are discontent and disillusioned about politics and things in general. While it’s true that our so called ‘Republican Majority” in both houses have be greatly disappointing, let’s not overlook at who has elected and re-elected and re-elected them. We the people have kept them and kept them well with benefits any employee would love to have….and a retirement package to be envied…WHY?

    The civil unrest that blankets our great Nation can be ripped aside IF voters will take charge and step up to the plate…..We will find suitable replacements and work our tails off to get them elected.

    Until then….How many of us have taken time to contact our State’s representation?

    You are right….this isn’t the Party of our Father’s…..it’s ours

  2. The establishment Republicans will settle for Clinton if they cannot get their hand picked RINO on the ballot. I left the Republican Party right after the 2014 elections. All the votes weren’t even counted before the Republican leadership started reneging on all their promises. As it stands today, the only difference between the two parties is the “D” and “R” after their names, and the welfare of the country is not a priority to them anymore. I don’t know if Trump is the answer, but what we have running our government today is a total disaster and needs replacing.