Many Republicans and conservatives are trying to graciously succumb to defeat, reluctantly joining with Donald Trump because they are out of options.
One man’s comment on Facebook was (paraphrasing) “voting for a little hope, vs. none at all.” They’re not happy about it. They’re desperate. We are all desperate.
Unfortunately for our country, Trump enthusiasts chose not to look at Mr. Trump objectively. You behaved exactly as did the Obama minions in 2008 — see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. You didn’t want to know. You were “angry, and didn’t care anymore.” You chose a nominee that you liked, and cared nothing for anyone but yourselves. The “delegate revolt” that was formed at the grassroots was abruptly put down by strong arm tactics reminiscent of a banana republic, removing “difficult” delegates and replacing them with friendly alternates. Mr. Trump and you, his followers, have been nothing short of schoolyard bullies picking on nerds. This is willful blindness, and a tough pill to swallow.
Enough already. It’s time for us to put aside all of this animosity and work for what’s best for the country. Our country. It’s almost been forgotten in the chaos.
Your solution is for us to willingly accept the crap sandwich on our plates and shut up. That’s a plan that will almost definitely result in President Clinton, Part Deux — This Time It’s Personal. That won’t work for any of us, especially our nation.
We’ve been watching as our party split down the middle, conservative media included. We are mindful of the reasons you want us to fall in line like good little Republican soldiers. We agree on 80%-90% of political and social issues. Allowing infighting over one candidate to destroy the party seems a colossal waste. This is a liberal dream come true.
Why do you think that insulting us will somehow change our minds? Do you think we haven’t given this a great deal of thought? Do you think it’s pleasant to have people, especially family and friends, calling us names, telling us we’re stupid, brainwashed, idiots, morons, accusing us of shilling for the DNC? The very worst insult, one we’re getting everyday now, is that we are paid DNC trolls, liberals infiltrating conservative groups — it is an unacceptable lie which we deeply resent.
This kind of rhetoric from within the party must stop immediately. We need to grow up and do the right thing for our country, and that means Trumpers, you too.
Let’s clear the air a bit. Why are you trying to catch flies with all this crap you’re throwing at us…flies are annoying pests, and crap stinks. You could be attracting worker bees, willing to die for the cause — with honey.
We don’t hate Donald Trump.
We recognize that he’s a great entertainer and a branding genius. The fact that he’s done well in his campaign is a testament to his talents, but not to the facts.
We simply don’t believe he’ll be a good steward of the Republican brand, and we don’t think he’s the right man for the job. We’ve done our level best to explain our point of view, complete with lists, video, and facts, because facts are what conservativism does best.
The idea that Ted Cruz was the only acceptable alternative to our way of thinking was, and is, completely wrong — another way in which we’ve been misrepresented. A lot of people felt Cruz was the best man for the job, but we were open to many, if not most, of the other Republican candidates. Donald Trump was, simply said, not a serious consideration. There’s no reason to rehash the long list of objections we have to our nominee.
What, exactly, were you expecting, knowing how virulent the opposition was to him? There wasn’t a huge, vocal resistance to John McCain or Mitt Romney; still they were unable to bring home the White House.
The media, in its usual fashion, is holding a bevy of revelatory snacks for later in the game, to ensure a Hillary Clinton victory. That’s nothing new; they do it all the time. We were expecting it and trying to get ahead of it, attempting to beat them at their own game.
Many of us gave Mr. Trump every opportunity, vetted him just as we vetted all of the candidates — tried him on, so to speak. We defended him against the obvious media bias and unfair accusations. Our indignance and opposition grew as he skewered one Republican candidate after another in defiance of Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment: “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.”
Our beloved media gave Trump over $3 billion in free advertising, which he used to lie about and smear fellow candidates beyond any sense of fair play. Over our vehement and constant pleading for you to look more closely, you screamed and smeared right along with him. We made ourselves very clear during the primaries — he was unacceptable to large segments of the party. You didn’t care.
We tried desperately to show you what would happen when the media turned on him, as was inevitable. If you think it’s bad now, buckle up; you can probably expect some surprises in October. They’ve got stuff on him that will curl your hair, and leave many of you, even now, second guessing your savior. You’ll never say it out loud of course; you’ll blame the media.
That’s water under the bridge or over the dam; pick your metaphor. This is where we are. We’re screwed.
You’re carrying on about rigged polls, when they show exactly what they were showing months ago. He’s primed to lose in spectacular fashion, just as we tried to tell you. And you will blame us, along with the media, and election fraud. This cannot be permitted.
Frankly, you’ve been acting in a way we’ve always associated with liberals. We put facts before you, and rather than discuss them in a logical, reasoned, adult manner, you disregarded what didn’t work with your agenda and instead, demonized us.
Of course that was your prerogative, but it’s the type of scorched earth tactic for which liberals are famous. Liberals are divisive, and have caused tremendous damage to our nation in the last eight years.
Liberals characteristicly fight behind the scenes, but publicly get behind whomever the party puts forward. Conservatives have never done this. If a Republican behaves badly, we serve ’em up, sometimes to our detriment — we take the high road, because our principles and integrity are paramount. That’s a good thing, of which we can be proud.
It’s high time for the adolescent taunting to stop.
A new and different solution, to which we must all swallow our respective pride and give the proper time and attention, is coming soon. If you choose, once again, to dismiss us as a voting bloc, you do so at the country’s peril. There’s still time for a Hail Mary.