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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Why is The Republican Party Shooting Itself in The Foot to Lose?

Credit: Reuters/Dominick Reuter/Brian Snyder/Photo montage by Salon
IMHO, I think that the fact that the Bush-Republican Party would rather lose the next Presidential Elections than rally behind the people's favorite, Donald Trump. And yes I've called it the "Bush-Republican Party" for a good reason.  It is so clear that Jeb Bush hasn't a chance in hell to win, but since his family still controls the party, they'd rather lose than support Donald Trump.
What happens if Donald Trump wins big in South Carolina?

Despite Palmetto State polling, establishment insiders still think Donald Trump won't grab the nomination, but, if so, when will he stop winning?

They should have taken Jeb out ages ago and told most of the other candidates to give up their fight, too. The only way they could have stopped Trump would have been to dump Jeb early on and back someone with more than barely minimal charisma and popularity. At this point, if the Republicans want the Presidency, they have only one candidate to back and that is Trump. They should help him find someone who can both work with him and balance his appeal, not a Sarah Palin type whom they sabotaged when she ran with McCain. They should also make peace with Trump or they will destroy the party, which is in many ways a lot healthier than the Democrats who have two retirement age candidates slinging it out.

To be perfectly honest, I think they'd prefer to lose. What do you think?


CDG, Yerushalayim, Eretz Yisrael Shlemah said...

I wouldn't be surprised if the whole thing was planned in advance, and Hillary won, no matter how many votes were garnered against her. That shows how much I think of the system that is supposed to ensure rule of the people by the people: It has perished from the earth.

Batya Medad said...

CDG, Republicans are too busy running against each other to mount a good campaign to win.

Yitzchak said...

Trump has only won ONE primary so far. REMEMBER, he lost to Cruz in Iowa, big time. If the other candidates fold soon, Cruz (or Rubio) may be able to overcome Trump.

I think a Sanders vs. Trump election would be almost everyone's nightmare!

Anonymous said...

The above three comments got it right. But the fix is usually in. So much is playacting. And that's most likely true for many countries - sad, but true.

Yitzchak said...

Check this out:


Batya Medad said...

Yitzchak, from what I understand that primary is a strange one. For months already, the press kept on saying, "now the Trump momentum will stop," but it hasn't.
The party machines are going against the will of the people.
Nice article, thanks.