I feel sorry for the GOP candidates who've come out in support of Trump.
It shows how 'low' the GOP has become.I agree with Mitt
Romney. I can't see myself voting for Hillary so I'll write in
another valid person rather than vote for Trump.In the end,
I'll have to live with my choice. Christie, Carson,.. you can see the pain
in their faces as they speak about Trump. In the end, I'll
have something they won't, I'll have my integrity.
@worf --"I could give a list of similar things from those you
support."Prove it. Be specific. I'll be you
can't do it."Mr Trump is not the type to let police stand
around doing nothing while protesters cause havoc. "LOL.The man has actively encouraged punching people out. He is offering to
pay the legal fees of the man who cold-cocked a protester who was already in
custody. That is a whole lot more than simply "not standing around".
@Contrariusester,Just funny that way. I could give a list of similar
things from those you support.Mr Trump is not the type to let police
stand around doing nothing while protesters cause havoc. Good for him.
Political correctness is getting out of hand.
@worf --"Something about Mr Trump is very offending to
them."Yup. Personally, I am very offended by someone who
advocates for killing the *families* of terrorists, let alone someone who says
that protesters need to be beaten up.But maybe I'm just funny
Go away GOP, Trump can easily win without you.
What in Tucket?Provo, UT"Obama is to blame for much of
this."The only thing Obama is responsible for is being black and
many white Republicans can't stand that. A sizable majority >60% of
Republicans believe Obama to be both a Muslim, born in a foreign country and
illegitimate as president despite all facts to the contrary. White victimization
and neglect by the Republican Party is the basis for Trump.NeilTClearfield, UT" . . . a lot more than food stamp
recipients."I believe a majority of food stamp recipients are
military families where there is insufficient income to support a family.
Republicans have historically demanded a strong military, but refuse to provide
sufficiently for the military personnel such a demand requires. And to make
things worse, when these men and women return, they are treated like pariahs and
basically forgotten. Congress has the responsibility to care for these people
but often drop the ball because of ideological and political excuses.
Hmm? Very interesting.The forces of corruption are ganging up
against Mr. Trump. You know! The ones who contributed to scamming Americans into
a twenty trillion dollar debt.Something about Mr Trump is very
offending to them.
Mad Hatter. Excellent post. Conservatives claim Obama promotes class warfare.
It appears the right is just as guilty. Romney called nearly half the nation
government freeloaders and considers 400 K a year a middle income. I have yet
to hear any explanation as to who is included in the fourty seven percent.
Certainly a lot more than food stamp recipients. You would have to include
seniors receiving social security, students receiving financial aid, federal
employees current and retired, active duty and retired military, and disabled
veterans receiving benefits. I am not sure all the groups I mentioned would
equal fourty seven percent of the population. The dishonesty and hypocrisy
found in both political parties is beyond comprehension. Trump has no chance to
win the election. Immigrants are applying for citizenship in record numbers in
order to vote against Trump. A wall between the U.S. and Mexico will never be
built. Environmentalists will stop it with endless lawsuits. Trump appeals to
peoples fears. He is the worst type of politican. There is not a Republican
candidate with the appeal that Ronald Reagan had.
Maybe Rubio is at least partly right. Obama is to blame for much of this. Have
race relations improved despite millions of white Americans voting for him? Our
we better off? Trump is too rough and tumble for most of us, but does have some
good points and is a capable man.
Democrats support trump to put an end to the madness and finally get rid of tea
For too many legislators and voters, party affiliation is of much greater
importance than the good of the country. As much as I hate to admit it, we have
a lot of people in the US who would vote for Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin or
Mussolini if they had an "R" after their name on the ballot. A
politician who calls for hatred and violence toward opponents and those with
whom he disagrees isn't a patriot. He's someone who would curtail free
speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association and free thought. We went
through that half a century ago with Senator McCarthy. Do we really need
another era of fear, paranoia and hatred?
Re Worf:I am afraid in my estimation the only two viable candidtes
are Kasich and HRC! For either I would have to vote with a great amount of
trepidation! I cannot ever remember in the past 50 plus years, not being able
to cast a presidential vote without at least some sense of rationale! Like
other writers I do not feel like we are in a hopeless situation, but it certaily
is deplressing and discouraging!Worf, I disagree on many of your
viewpoints, I often am sarcastic, but I do repect your views, and know your
passion, and have your finger on the pulse of the political arena. I would be interested in your view of the overall presidential election this
It's ironic that, not long ago, Trump was the pariah who wouldn't
commit to supporting the eventual nominee. Turns out trump wasn't the only
candidate willing to feed of the fear and anger the GOP has stoked for the last
few decades, but he is the best at it, and his competitors are finding the
grapes a bit sour. The GOP, and its' candidates, own this mess. We'll
see if they take responsibility for it, or jump before it sinks.
I think we are at the pivot point of no return GOP. DT may be sincere in saying
that he cannot control his supporters but I wouldn't discount riot by his
supporters if all of a sudden he is not the nominee at the convention.
patriotCedar Hills, UT"America is finished . . . "We have heard this diatribe many times in the last 7 1/2 years. But we
are far better off than we were in 2009. Perhaps this is just a matter of
perspective. Conservatives always insist that America is failing when they are
not in charge. History doesn't show that, but they make it a central point
of their talking points. So, let's get real about what you really mean when
you make such a statement.I suspect you mean that America is not
pursuing a conservative agenda and therefore conservative goals will not be
implemented. It certainly does not mean that American will fail to exist as the
democratic republic formed 135 years ago. Maybe you mean that
American is finished as a white-dominated, socially conservative,
pseudo-Christian nation that benefits the few and leaves everyone else to fend
for themselves in an unfair social and economic system?Your
negativism about the future reflects a point I've made many times in these
threads: Conservatives feel it is their right to rule and take whatever measures
necessary to guarantee their socio-economic position in the nation.
Let's embrace hope and change.@RC in WJ--has anyone presented a
comprehensive plan?How is Cruz going to eliminate the IRS, or Bernie
going to pay for free education?
both Kasich and Rubio have zero shot at the nomination without a brokered
convention...in other words both of these men would be just fine being handed a
prize they didn't earn at the convention which speaks volumes about the
lack of integrity of either man. What does that mean to all those who voted for
Trump?? Well use your immagination --- they simply go home and don't vote
in the general election and Hillary wins easily. So once again the establishment
GOP loses another election. So happy to have left the Republican party and
become an Independent. I think it is fair to say that after this election
slaughter the GOP is finished as a party. There will be mass movement to
Indepentent status for former Republicans and I can see also candidates
themselves registering as Independents. America is finished but I suspect the
majority are far too dumb to figure that out until it hits them personally in
which time it will be too late like Greece. This is like watching a train wreck
in slow motion.
@robert b It is race to the bottom for sure. The least popular candidate
with the general registered voters, according to the polls, from each party
seems destained to be our choices come November. A sad state of affairs.
How can anyone support Hillary either, her statement about the Reagans was over
the top also.Perhaps both parties should be asking what went wrong.
Sorry Fitness Freak - There just aren't any reasons to vote for Trump.
Poster Interloper hits the nail on the head! "But, I don't believe the
GOP will do anything to curtail his behavior." The GOP is so deparate for a
win that they have stooped to the bottom of the barrel and will accept the
behavior of someone like Trump! That having been said, they should accept
Trump, for they spawned and groomed him! Trump is the face and the spirit of
the NOW Republican party!When asked about Isis he says, "we are
going to kill them!"When asked about the trade, he says,"we are
going to make great deals"When asked about the military he says"
"we are going to make America strong again"When asked about
foriegn trade he says,"we are stupid!When asked about his competetors
he says, "they are weak, liars, little, communist, enabeler, and
ugly!"I have yet to hear a comprehensive plan on anything he is
going to do!I have yet to hear an explanation of what his competition is
doing worng, just demeaning insults!I have come to the conclusion,
that not only is Trump mentally unstable, the Repub. Party has come unhinged!
The Rinos are loosing grip and starting to panic and their blood brother
democrats are in a state of panic. Brings a smile to my face.
Enter the socialist-media driven moveon.org. They will be out in full force now
as paid protesters agitate by that movement, much as were seen in the Ferguson
riots. This will be fueled to the highest of heights as the money/power driven
liberal left does everything possible to stop the GOP from winning this election
in any form or fashion.Caution, watch and listen carefully to the
rhetoric and see a familiar tone. See the media show over and over again
riot/fight scenes. Turn off the t.v. We must not let this election fall to the
Democrats again, or we are doomed as a country. We are becoming like socialist
Europe. Sustain the Constitution and beware of the "foxes who
are trying to raid the hen house" and make it sound like free speech when
they are actually limiting our candidates to speak under the same provision of
Chicago was revealing about us as a people. First, many voters are backing Mr.
Trump, a man with a crude, uncivil, name-calling mouth and haughty attitude. Is
this the type of man who should be our leader? How soon we've forgotten
the virtues of Washington, Adams, and Lincoln. On the other hand we have the
intolerant, confrontational, violent protesters. Our nation should be one of
free political speech, not selfish, intolerant action. What does this say about
those who organized the protest? Our nation is in real trouble, and it's
not just because of who's running for President in the Republican and
Democrat parties. I invite us to study the Constitution and the lives of men
and women with great character and then lead by example.
Right wing talk radio prevails.
Trump is a reflection of much that is ugly in the Republican Party. Trump
supporters are only 30% of the Republican electorate. The rest show a distinct
preference for the other candidates. Half of Republican voters don't want
an extremist of the fringe Right.Republican voters have been
convinced that even the worst Republican nominee (including Donald Trump) is
better than the best the Democrats would have. Republican voters are taught to
follow the Republican establishment and vote Party over national interest. The
Republicans could nominate Louie Gomert (R-TX) and voters are expected to fall
in line. They don't vote for the best person; they vote for whoever the
Party puts up.This, unfortunately, applies to both parties. But this
year it is particularly true for the Republicans because they are ready to
nominate one of two terrible choices. It will probably be Trump, but Rafael Cruz
is even more scary because of his hard-edged ideologically-driven message.However, the most Republicans don't like either man and it's
become surprising that many Republicans show express their difficulty in voting
for Trump. Perhaps there are limits to how far they will go.
There is no question Donald Trump is running a divisive campaign that encourages
violence. But, I don't believe the GOP will do anything to curtail his
behavior. We saw that when all of the other candidates said they would support
Trump if he wins the nomination during the last debate.
@Fitness Freak Pledges have there limits. If I pledge to support the eventual
nominee not knowing that the nominee is a demagogic racist and then he turns out
to be one, I'm under no moral obligation to support him.
marxistSalt Lake City, UT"We see right before our eyes the
rise of fascism in the United States, and Donald Trump heads that
movement."We have see this underbelly of American political
discourse emerge many times over the two centuries our nation has existed. James
Madison once considered that we should have a monarchy to reflect our
nation's English heritage. Having a democratic republic was a new idea that
few thought would survive.We were a slave nation until 1860 and had
a brief flirtation with human dignity until Andrew Johnson killed the dream. It
was not for another hundred years that civil rights became a reality.We always have these issues of emerging demagoguery and escaping its grasp but
never destroying it completely because democracy allows even the worst of our
nature to survive in the depth of ugliness, cultivated and groomed by the next
demagogue to rise.People keep saying the end is near, but if we keep
our bearings we will continue to move forward. Creating a nation where all
benefit and have the opportunity to achieve their potential, we will always make
the appropriate adjustment.
Thats' o.k. That just gives me ANOTHER reason to vote for
Trump. All the Republican candidates AGREED to support whoever is
the eventual nominee.Maybe they can't be trusted for much of
I would hope the GOP would not back Trump... He's divisive, radical and
frankly scary. To back someone you truly feel is detrimental to the safety and
welfare of the US shows that you are party first.. and American second.
We have arrived at a moment in our history I knew, as a Marxist scholar, would
come. We see right before our eyes the rise of fascism in the United States,
and Donald Trump heads that movement.Both the Republican and
Democratic establishments have brought this about. First we had the Clintons
with their DLC inspired business-style Democratic Party - with links into the
big banks. This style of Democratic Party fostered the trade deals which have
helped decimate the working middle class. Socialists like myself have struggled
to be heard, with not much effectiveness.And then we have the Tea
Party Republicans fed by big donors like the Kochs who have fed the hatred of
Obama to a fever pitch. These interests are fossil fuel based and dislike Obama
for purely economic reasons. But the Tea Party movement can't control the
hatred.So along comes Trump who can tap into the hatred. And on
trade he makes sense and tells the truth. But his rhetoric and actions are
those of a fascist. Here we are folks. What do we do? Pray for Bernie
Wait a minute. All the GOP candidates signed a pledge stating that they'd
back the eventual candidate. They reiterated again last week. Now, they might be
going back on those statements? Who do they think they are-Mitt Romney?
So would they support #2 Cruz? He's just as crazy. His proposals, just as
racist and radical. Or Rubio, who wants to spend even more money on defense and
warmongering? The problem that is alarming to me is that people
think that trump has the monopoly of stupidity. As if Cruz and Rubio are any
less radical. Their ideas are all the same. Trump is just a tad more blatant