Tuesday, March 22, 2016

GOP: Grabbing Defeat from the jaws of Victory

The GOP seems to be doing all it can to grab defeat from the jaws of victory! This election should have been nearly a cakewalk for the Republicans this year. Out of 17 candidates to begin with, they had several conservatives. This is important because moderates don’t win.

In 2012, Mitt Romney lost to Obama. Romney is not and was not a conservative. Granted, next to Obama, he could appear conservative but look at his record. He’s not.

In 2008, John McCain lost to Obama. McCain is not a conservative. In fact, just a year or two before he was considering changing over to the Democrat party. George Bush was conservative and won twice. Granted, his competition wasn’t all that great in Kerry (2004) and Gore (2000) although he barely beat Gore. In 1996, the GOP ran Bob Dole, not a conservative. In 1992, Bush the elder was trying to get re-elected but we found he wasn’t conservative. Remember the “no new taxes” pledge that he broke? That brought on a short recession. So we got Clinton instead.

This year, the GOP had several Conservatives. My favorite, Carly Fiorina, largely ignored during the debates while the so-called big boys duked it out. Dr. Ben Carson, who started falling after Senator Cruz said he was dropping out of the race in Iowa. We’ll never know now how close he could have been in Iowa and then what would have happened later.

Governor Mike Huckabee. Conservative but probably too nice and not in the fray the news media preferred. Rick Santorum, never really got off the ground.

Governor John Kasich. Great with the budget, but not conservative when it comes to amnesty, border protection and health care.

Look at the other side, however. Bernie Sanders, an admitted Socialist and Hillary Clinton, probably a criminal but not yet indicted. Sanders is only running as a Democrat because he knew he’d never get the coverage as an independent. Clinton should be a piece of cake to beat and she’s done nothing to improve her situation. She has no accomplishments as a Senator and none as Secretary of State.

We’re now left with three standing and only two that have a chance to win. Kasich is still in but has no mathematical chance of winning enough delegates. Senator Ted Cruz is in second place but has a real problem with the truth. Donald Trump is in first and the media, as well as Cruz, question whether or not he’s conservative.

Cruz rattles off donations Trump has made to liberals over the years including to Hillary Clinton and the gang of eight and Harry Reid. He also says that Trump has said he’s pro-abortion, and now after the Brussels bombing today says that Trump has said he wants to dismantle NATO.

Cruz is a conservative and if he was more than a first term Senator, I’d have no trouble voting for him over Trump. But his constant straining of the truth is a problem. Trump has said he’d like to scale back the US contribution in dollars to NATO and let the other countries involved add more to it so that the contributions are more equitable. That is NOT dismantling NATO.

Trump did make the contributions that Cruz said he did. But he made those as a businessman. Businessmen will contribute to parties to get access. Cruz has received money from Trump. Does that make Cruz a liberal too?

Then there’s Trump. Is he conservative? He has the right words at times as well as the ideas at times. On the other hand, when he says things it feels like he’s saying what he needs to say to get a vote but doesn’t really believe in what he says and other times, he sounds like a great advocate for Conservatives.

Ronald Reagan was a Democrat for years. He was even the President of the Screen Actors Guild for awhile. But he changed and turned out to be the standard bearer for conservatives. Has Trump done the same as Reagan?

When Cruz says that Trump is not the choice of 65% of the voters, I have to wonder how he’s the answer when he’s not the choice of 80% of the voters.

When Kasich says that Trump and Cruz advocate marching through towns and villages and gathering up illegal aliens and hauling them away leaving the children sitting on the front porch, he’s not being truthful. Nobody has come remotely close to suggesting that. Nobody is going to be storming homes looking for illegal aliens and they certainly aren’t going to leave children behind to fend for themselves. When mom and dad are deported, their kids will go with them. If the children are legal citizens by their birth, they will be able to return and unless Kasich is saying that the illegal aliens that are the parents are unfit, those children will be able to return legally when they are older an move away from home. But if the parents are unfit, those children would just go to another family member that is here legally.

The problem we have is that the border patrol has been ordered to stand down. They are not permitted to send back any illegal aliens. With Trump or Cruz, the border guards will be able to do their job.

Because Obama has given the stand down order, these refugees from Syria have a free ride to get in, but those others from the around the world come in through our southern border and how many  have terrorists embedded with them and they are coming here. None of them vetted. How many have slipped in and where are they now? The FBI has said they have ongoing investigations in all fifty states of possible terrorists already here. There have been over 1,500 deaths of American citizens by illegal aliens, including Robert Krentz and Arizona rancher on the border. How many Americans are going to have to die before the border laws are enforced?

I don’t know which of the candidates is going to be the better one to run against Hillary. I do know that I’m not taking Trumps word that Cruz is no good and I’m not taking Cruz’s word that Trump is no good. What I do know is that it doesn’t matter which one is the best. I will not be voting for Hillary nor any Democrat they choose to run when she’s indicted.
The GOP threatening to contest the convention and throwing an establishment guy in there is going to rip apart the GOP and that will be the end for a very long time. It threatens to destroy this country. Cruz’s people won’t vote for Trump if he wins and Trumps people say they won’t vote for anyone but Trump. You cannot win elections without votes! If you don’t vote, you’re voting for Hillary.

The GOP has a monumental task over the next four years and over the next eight years. The border is a major problem. The economy is a major problem. The debt is a major problem. ISIS is a major problem and ought to be dealt with quickly.

There is also education that is a serious problem. We are raising a bunch of children that can’t think. They are taught now what to think rather than how to reason. This is best exemplified by the recent news that 10% of law school graduates think that Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court. Most of the kids don’t have any idea how our government is supposed to work and they can’t even tell you when this country got started.

With all of this gamesmanship, the GOP has taken a near certain election and just about handed it to Hillary. Grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory! 

One more aside....

The case for voting for whoever the Republican nominee is ......

If Trump is the Republican nominee, and if Hillary is the Democratic nominee, we have a real challenge. Most of us will admit that there are things we dislike about both of them; me too. However, if I go with the "lesser of the two evils", the choice is much easier; I hope the choice is easy for you too.

A lot of people have brought up the fact that they won't vote for Trump if he's the eventual nominee. I just want to put something in perspective.

Justice Scalia's seat is vacant. Ginsberg is 82 years old, Kennedy is 79, Breyer is 77, and Thomas is 67. Nowadays, the data shows that the average age of a Supreme Court retirement or death occurs after 75.

These are 5 vacancies that will likely come up over the next 4-8 years. The next President will have the power to potentially create a 7-2 Supreme Court skewed in their ideology.

Think about that... 7-2. If the next President appoints 5 young justices, it will guarantee control of the Supreme Court for an entire generation. 7-2 decisions will hold up much more over time than 5-4 decisions which are seemed to be lacking in mandate.

Hillary has made it clear she will use the Supreme Court to go after the 2nd Amendment.
She has literally said that the Supreme Court was wrong in its Heller decision stating that the Court should overturn and remove the individual right to keep and bear arms. Period.

Everyone saying that they won't vote for one candidate or the other if they are the GOP nominee, please realize this. If Hillary Clinton wins and gets to make these appointments, you likely will never see another Conservative victory at the Supreme Court level for the rest of your life. Ever. Now, this is scary!

If you are a Conservative, a vote for anyone but the GOP nominee, whomever that will be, is a vote for Hillary Clinton.

You’re welcome to comment.


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