The Republican populist party is officially here. There’s likely no going back. There’s likely no way to salvage it. The underbelly of the Republican party has united with the moderate Establishment wing to form the party of Trump, a formidable force that has no room for Reagan conservatives, the Judeo-Christian right, or Constitutionalists. It’s just about time to stop fighting for the GOP and unite under a new umbrella.
Donald Trump may or may not want the GOP’s help with his campaign. Depending on the day of the week and who he’s talking to, he either loves the GOP or hates it. He either wants their help or he doesn’t. His latest perspective (as of eight hours ago, so it may have changed already) is that if support for Trump from the GOP continues to waver, he’ll go at it on his own.
A comprehensive look back at Donald Trump’s various failures in his business and personal life tell us one thing: he’s always a victim. It’s always someone else’s fault. It’s always a bad circumstance, a raw deal, or a poor decision by others (never him) that led to dozens of major disasters throughout his life. The same thing is going to happen with the Presidential election.
Now that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the presumptive nominees of the two major political parties, America is pretty much screwed. I try to avoid vulgarities in my articles, but there’s really no polite way to put it. Americans are going to be asked to choose between someone who is certain to make bad decisions and another person who has the potential to make worse decisions.
As with most Presidential elections since 1984, the electoral map can be reduced to around 10 states. Most states are solidly locked to favor one party or the other. This particular election year, we don’t want to take anything for granted, but if the right candidate with a solid election disruption plan can pull things together in the month of June, they would have a very good chance of denying both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the Presidency outright.
The race is almost finished for the Republicans. It would take a miracle for Donald Trump to not be the GOP candidate for President. While there is still hope in the form a Trump meltdown or a third party conservative candidate, chances are high that we’ll have to choose between Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, a symbolic vote, or no vote at all.
Donald Trump will not release his tax returns. Ever. Not before the convention. Not before the election. Not after the election. How do I know this? Trump has never been shy about his riches and, despite common perspectives to the contrary, he hates confrontation where he’s called out for his weaknesses. Knowing this, if he has nothing to hide, he would have released them already.
In 2016, the popular place to find out what a pundit or politician is thinking is Twitter. As such, we’ve been monitoring David French’s Twitter account looking for signs of whether he’s going to run as a third-party conservative against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Twitter didn’t disappoint.
I would love to say that I knew everything there was to know about David French before today. Like most, I had to Google him. I’ve read many of his articles in the past. In fact, in scanning his list of articles on National Review, I realized that I’d read the majority of them. He has a knack for catching the attention of Christian conservatives with his headlines.
If it weren’t so clearly obvious, I’d have to turn this into a long story. It’s extremely obvious that the Trump “protests” are campaign gold for Donald Trump, so one might think that there would be no need to write this article in the first place. Unfortunately, the subjects of the article are the ones that don’t get it.