I could easily just leave this post at the above summation. It is short, succinct, and tot he point, something for which I am not exactly known (hey, I’m a Southerner. We tell stories, not speak in sound bytes! Oh, and h/t to a Facebook friend for sharing this summation.).
But you know I’ll give you some more detail. From The Daily Wire:
So you’re suckers.
Yes, you conservatives who keep waiting for Donald Trump to turn into Ronald Reagan, who hope to unify behind him thinking that he’ll surround himself with good people and that they will guide him to all the best decisions. Yes, you conservatives who bought into the Trumpian nonsense that he would blow up the system and change things in politics. In the last 24 hours Trump has indeed pivoted – directly against all of his supposedly conservative positions. Here are four examples:
Trump Won’t Be Self-Funding. Remember that time Trump said he’d self-fund, unlike his rivals? Even as donors signal that they won’t be opening their pocketbooks for Trump, Trump announced that he won’t self-fund his campaign. “I’ll be putting up money,” he said, “but won’t be completely self-funding.” Instead, Trump said he would build a “world-class finance organization.” So all that talk about how people who take donations are being bribed to shill for donors – yeah, all that was patented Trump garbage.
Trump Hires A Former Goldman Sachs Fundraiser Who Managed Money For George Soros. Remember that time Donald Trump suggested that Ted Cruz was in the pocket of Goldman Sachs (“I know the guys at Goldman Sachs, they have total, total control over him”)? Remember Snaggletooth The Trumper™ who told Ted Cruz that Cruz should be wearing his “Goldman jacket”? Now Trump has hired Steve Mnuchin, chairman and CEO of Dune Capital Management LP and former Goldman Sachs partner, to head up his fundraising team. Mnuchin also worked at Soros Fund Management LLC. Yes, that Soros. George Soros. Mnuchin also donated thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton, among other Democrats; since 1998, he’s donated twice as much money to Democrats as Republicans.
Trump Bashes His Own Tax Plan. Remember that tax plan Trump touted as supremely conservative? Yeah, that’s out the window now. Today, asked on CNBC how he could propose tax breaks for high earners, Trump simply dumped his plan. “I am not necessarily a huge fan of that,” said Trump. “I am so much more into the middle class who have just been absolutely forgotten in our country.” Instead, said Trump, his tax plan was merely a starting point for negotiations – just like his position on amnesty. “You know, when you put out a tax plan,” said Trump, “you are going to start negotiating. You don’t say, ‘OK, this is our tax plan, lots of luck, folks.’ There will be negotiation back and forth. And I can see that going up, to be honest with you.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Hey, we tried to tell them, did we not? How many times did we tell them he was a Democrat? Until we were blue in the face and sick of being bludgeoned and attacked by people who decided to check their brains at the door this time around, doing their very best Obot impression. Didn’t take long, did it?
Here’s the thing: Trump isn’t the official nominee YET. That doesn’t happen until the Convention. Perhaps the rest of the states who have yet to vote will come to their senses and NOT vote for Trump. And, maybe, just maybe, the DELEGATES will vote for some decent candidate, like Ted Cruz, on the second ballot.
Heck, there is already a list of Third Party candidates being bandied about, which DOES give me some hope. Here are a couple of names from The Hill:
[…] Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.)
The 44-year-old freshman senator from Nebraska has been one of the most vocal opponents to Trump on Capitol Hill.
On Thursday, Sasse penned an open letter on his Facebook page about why voters should not settle for either Trump or Hillary Clinton, and outlined the qualities he wants to see in an independent or third-party candidate.
“Why are we confined to these two terrible options?,” he wrote. “This is America. If both choices stink, we reject them and go bigger. That’s what we do.”
Unfortunately for anti-Trump conservatives, Sasse, who has a young family, says he won’t run himself.
Anti-Trump Republicans are holding out hope he’ll reconsider. Three different people mentioned his name to The Hill on Thursday.
General John Kelly
Anti-Trump conservatives spent months trying to convince Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, a revered, straight-talking four-star retired Marine Corps general, to launch an independent bid.
Mattis officially took his name out of the running last week.
Now they have their eyes on another tell-it-like-it-is military man: Former U.S. Marine Corps general John Kelly.
Kelly retired in January after more than four decades of service. He spent years in various leadership posts in Iraq and lost a son, former Marine Robert Kelly, to combat in Afghanistan.
Kelly has not spoken publicly about the presidential race and a spokesperson did not return a request for comment about whether he’d be interested. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
There are some more good options in The Hill article. Hell, MOST other options at this point would be far superior to Clinton or Trump.
Like I said- we TOLD them Trump was a Democrat, and every single thing he has done, just in 24 hours, proves we were right. Cannot spell it out any clearer than that. Hell, we don’t even need to do so – Trump is doing it FOR us.
There is still time, right? Gotta hope so, anyway!
This is an Open Thread. Have at it!