Wow! Republicans are running away from themselves. Trump and his followers are turning on the “establishment,” and the “establishment” can’t distance themselves fast enough…albeit a little late…from their presidential front runner.
Perhaps the Republican “establishment” have only themselves to blame for being done in by rogue candidate Trump. Former House Speaker, Bill Boehner, and current Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, could not control the right-wing extremists in Congress. As a result these mostly junior congressmen were able to unhinge the proverbial Pandora’s Box. And what did they find inside? Donald Trump!
Even Ted Cruz, the Tea Party’s darling, could not imagine anyone wresting the Oval Office away from him, least of all Trump, the darling of Wall Street investors. Evidently, Tea Partiers and others, among them White Supremacists, have combined forces to carry Trump all the way to the White House. They see him as the man who gets them what they want, once he’s ensconced in Washington. If, and that’s a big IF, they succeed in crowning Trump president, the Republican “establishment” will have a bigger fight on their hands than they did with President Obama or that they would even get from Hillary Clinton. Trump will steamroll any opposition to his agenda. Diplomacy is not his style, and negotiation is tolerable to a point. And as he has demonstrated time and again, Trump has a low threshold for opposition. He escalates to the “boiling point” pretty quickly.
“I’m going to get along great with Congress. Paul Ryan, I don’t know him well, but I’m sure I’m going to get along great with him,” the front-runner for his party’s nomination said during his Super Tuesday speech. “And if I don’t, he’s going to have to pay a big price.”
(Ben Kamisar…The Hill, online)
Showing himself to be a man who talks out of both sides of his mouth…while Trump was kind of disavowing David Duke and the KKK…a known racist leaves no doubt as to Trump’s campaign reaching out to white supremacists.
James Edwards, a notorious white supremacist and radio talk show host, is promoting a recent interview with the son of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that’ll air on Saturday.
Edwards talked to the real estate mogul’s eldest son and campaign surrogate, Donald Trump, Jr., last Saturday for his “pro-white” radio show, “The Political Cesspool.” Previous guests on the show have included Neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers, and Ku Klux Klan leaders.
Edwards heralded the 20-minute interview in a blog post flagged by Little Green Footballs, that boasted about his access inside a Trump rally in Memphis, Tennessee, last Saturday, where Edwards was broadcasting his show live. He said Trump’s campaign gave Edwards and his co-hosts full press credentials and “VIP” parking near the event.
“We’re watching history in the making,” Edwards said at the start of his three-hour broadcast from the press area of the Memphis Trump rally. “Donald Trump will be the first Republican nominee that I have ever voted for.”
Edwards said he and his co-hosts have attended three different Trump rallies in recent months: One in Illinois, one in Arkansas, and the rally in Memphis. With press credentials from Trump, the white supremacists feel “every bit as legit” as members of the traditional media, he added.
A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign did not respond to questions late Tuesday about how Edwards was credentialed, or why Donald Trump Jr. gave an interview to a white supremacist talk show.
The question is…will the Republican “establishment” bend to the will of the people for whom Trump stands? Including…
…the KKK and white supremacists?
I simply also can’t imagine Trump actually getting into the White House. He’s such a blowhard I think if he was jabbed with a sharp pin and all the hot air let out, there wouldn’t he much left of him. He’s a runaway train alright and the Republicans waited too long to try and control him. —- Suzanne
They certainly did take too long, probably because they were so sure of their power over the people. Big oops!
I am not so much a democrat or republican as much as a woman of the working class, meaning there are points on both sides I agree with. Having said that, I can’t believe Trump is bringing in followers left and right. We all know he can’t do what he says he will; Congress, both Rs and Ds, will never allow it. People don’t get that he’s all blow. If anyone thinks he is going to help them, good luck. Hillary seems to have it together, but I don’t care for her fondling husband. So I guess we are all in a stew of our own making.
I try not to let President Clinton’s baggage become Hillary’s. I’m sure she’s no angel, I just allow that she’s human…like the rest of us. I do feel she has been unjustly, but predictably, harassed by the Republican men who can’t see a woman occupy what’s always been a man’s job. I think white men felt they gave a black man a chance. They’re not going to give a woman that chance now. Maybe they’ll allow it to happen in another 10-20 years. Or it may be that by then they’ll have no choice… As for Trump? Well, that’s a train wreck waiting to happen…
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