Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hysterical opposition to Trump

A Wash. Post editorial argues:
DONALD TRUMP’S primary victories Tuesday present the Republican Party with a stark choice. Should leaders unite behind Mr. Trump, who has collected the most delegates but may reach the convention in July without a nominating majority? Or should they do everything they can to deny him the nomination? On a political level, this may be a dilemma. As a moral question, it is straightforward. The mission of any responsible Republican should be to block a Trump nomination and election.

We do not take this position because we believe Mr. Trump is perilously wrong on the issues, ...

No, Mr. Trump must be stopped because he presents a threat to American democracy.
No, Trump is re-invigorating democracy. He is expressing popular opinions, and getting votes because people agree him. Voters are frustrated that the career politicians are not listening to the people.
There are some Americans, Democrats in particular, who are happy to watch the Republican Party self-destruct with Mr. Trump at the helm. We cannot share in their equanimity. For one thing, though Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, would be heavily favored, a Trump defeat is far from sure. For another, the country needs two healthy parties and, ideally, a contest of ideas and ideology ...
They are scared to death that Hillary Clinton will lose.

What they want is a controlled opposition. They want the appearance of democracy, where an opposition party puts up token resistance to leftist and globalist programs, but does not actually block anything. Trump is outside their control, and might defeat Hillary Clinton. This terrifies them.

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