A NOTE TO GOP LEADERS
It’s not Trump they’re rejecting.
It’s the people who voted for him.
As highbrow Republicans turn away from Trump – by boycotting the convention or disavowing his candidacy – it is the voters they are truly turning away from. And the Republican Party should remember that that is a two-way street.
And Trump voters should remember that they have the power in their hands.
In recent days, Mitt Romney and John McCain – as well as both George Bushs -- have said they will not attend a Republican convention that nominates Donald Trump, and House Speaker Paul Ryan has said that he’s “not ready” to support Trump’s candidacy.
Which is fine.
Because Trump voters aren’t ready to support the Republican Party.
If the elites of the Republican Party will not heed the will of primary voters and the outcome of their own candidate-selection process, if the bosses will put their own judgment above the judgment of the people, then it’s time to cut those bosses loose.
Trump voters can do that by pledging to vote for just one Republican in November.
Go into the voting booth, vote for Trump for president, and walk out without casting a vote for any other candidate. If the GOP wants to go it alone, let it.
If Ryan can’t support Trump, then Trump voters can’t support Ryan. Under current circumstances, no Trump voter can in good conscience vote for a single Republican candidate for Congress. Doing so would empower the very man – Speaker Ryan – who spits in the face of Trump supporters.
So screw him.
Screw them all.
Patriotic Americans have repeatedly turned to and empowered the Republican Party, and not gotten a damn thing for it. Trump voters put Mitch McConnell in power and Trump voters put Paul Ryan in power and things only got worse.
We handed John Boehner the House of Representatives on a silver platter and the high point of his career was some gag video with Obama.
Every two years it becomes depressingly more clear that the Republican Party’s lust for establishment security renders it no alternative to the anti-American progressive feces the Democrats are smearing across our flag and Constitution.
The desperation and anger are so high that we’ve chosen Donald Trump as our champion.
And now the frat boys say he’s not good enough.
Well, the frat boys can feel the steel of our votes.
Unless the leaders of the Republican Party come around and accept the will of Republican caucus and primary voters, those Republican caucus and primary voters should abandon the party in November.
Vote for Trump, and walk away.
The dog is snarling at you. Kick it in the head to teach it some manners.
Paul Ryan is nobody unless Trump voters return his Republican majority to the House. Mitch McConnell is nobody unless Trump voters return his Republican majority to the Senate. The whole GOP establishment is nothing unless we keep freely giving it our votes.
But there is no point in paying the servant who doesn’t serve you. There is no point in paying the servant who thinks he is your master. And if the Republican bosses keeping giving the finger to the candidate of the people, it’s time to kick those Republican bosses right square in the political crotch.
Paul Ryan can continue to lecture voters stupid enough to support someone he doesn’t approve of – for another eight months. Then he can hand the big hammer back to Nancy Pelosi.
Because as much as we hate her, we hate him more. She is a snake being true to her colors. And he isn’t. The whole Republican Party isn’t. They preach one way and govern another, and we’re tired of it.
The Trump voter is like Samson, blinded and mocked by the political bosses.
And unless things change, on Election Day, the Trump voter is going to push against the pillars of the pagan temple and bring it down in ruins upon the heads of the Republican establishment.
So the situation is simple. Paul Ryan and the rest of the Republican gods can either respect the voice of the primary voters.
Or they can kiss those voters goodbye on Election Day.
Because unless things change, the motto of the Trump voter will be: Vote for one Republican, Donald Trump. Let the rest of them fend for themselves.
No local Republicans, no state Republicans, no House Republicans, no Senate Republicans.
If you don’t respect our vote in the primary, you won’t have our vote in November.
Get comfortable with that, Mr. Speaker.
- by Bob Lonsberry © 2016