There’s a difference between the Establishment sheep at Fox News and the real conservative commentators who are unifying around the reality that Donald Trump would destroy the Republican party and cripple America whether with his own liberal policies or by allowing Hillary Clinton to win the general election. Thomas Sowell falls into the latter category. Few are as intelligent and honest about the true ways to repair this country than Sowell.
Forget a brokered convention. It would do as much if not more harm to the Republican party and the country as nominating Donald Trump. Forget a third-party run. Whatever Mitt Romney is thinking, it’s wrong. Lastly, forget voting for John Kasich or Marco Rubio. Their chances are approaching absolute zero. The only thing that can prevent Donald Trump from getting the GOP nomination and handing the country over to Hillary Clinton is if discerning Republicans coalesce around Ted Cruz.
There’s a silly narrative being passed around by the media right now that wonders if GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is pulling in the “Reagan Democrats” of the 1980s to account for his success in states that have open primaries but his losses in closed primaries and caucuses where only registered Republicans can vote. This narrative has several fatal flaws, but we’re going to focus on the most glaring.
It’s hard for me to claim that I’m not a straight-ticket Republican considering that the last time I supported a Democrat was David Boren in the early 90s. However, there are a handful of occasions when I abstained from voting. If the GOP nominee comes as a result of a brokered convention that supersedes the will of the voters, I will be abstaining.
There seems to be three camps making their cases for the Republican nomination. The first two are taking the standard approach; Ted Cruz and Donald Trump want to win enough delegates to become the GOP nominee for President. The third camp is the worst idea that has been floated by Republicans in modern history (yes, even worse than nominating Bob Dole). A brokered or contested convention is the end of Republican party and will propel the country towards disaster with at least four more years of a liberal in the White House.
Donald Trump has donated around $250,000 to his Presidential campaign. Instantly his supporters and even some of his detractors will scratch their head at the very least or call me a bald-faced liar at the worst, but it’s the absolute truth according to FEC filings.
Multiple times, Donald Trump has officially disavowed David Duke. He’s done it in interviews, on Twitter, on Facebook, and with anyone who has asked him. However, every time he’s asked to disavow the KKK or white supremacists, he simply repeats that he disavowed David Duke.
Will the GOP be the party of the brash statements without the ability to back them up or the party of proven conservative principles that are upheld even at personal expense? Will we be the party that blames everyone else for our troubles like the Democrats or do we believe in personal responsibility and addressing our flaws? Are we a party led by a man who looks at the court system as the place where he sues and gets sued or a man who has fought at the Supreme Court to protect the rights of Americans?
For the last several months, I’ve attempted to make intelligent, evidence-driven arguments for Republicans voters to stop supporting Donald Trump and to start supporting Ted Cruz. I’ve accepted the low-information mentality that drives Trump’s support, but I am now starting to realize that in many cases it’s based upon willful ignorance rather than actual naivety.
The country and the world hasn’t been in such a precarious situation as the one we’re in now. Two terms for Barack Obama has brought this nation to the brink. We must have a strong leader who can bring conservative Christian values back to the White House and return us to the proper path that we’ve strayed from since Ronald Reagan left office.