Any Adults Out There?
We've watched more then once as the GOP has pissed away elections they should have won in a walk. But this time, they have really screwed the pooch. It all could have been avoided if the candidates themselves understood the basic realities pointed out in my book. Having failed to do so (Trump follows only chapters one and two then proceeds to destroy himself from there), they have put the party on a collision course with disaster. And the party hacks are accelerating the process.
A bit of petulance is common in every election season. "If my guy isn't elected, I'm not going to vote in November." Translation: "I'm a worthless crybaby who doesn't really understand the political process."
But I never thought I'd see the day where the sissy boys and cranky girls dominated the conversation. Especially in the GOP! I certainly never considered for a moment the biggest cry baby and sissy bait would hold the lead in the nominating process this late in the game.
We're still months from the convention, but there stands Donald Trump, crying that if he holds the lead come convention time, but doesn't have the requisite votes to carry the nomination, rules should be set aside just for him. He should be handed the nomination anyway. He has even telegraphed to his drones what they should do if he is forced to endure rules like everyone else. "Very bad things will happen" and "riots in the streets" are his way of directing the actions of his cult and threatening fellow Americans. It's like whining to the AAU, "Aww, c'mon! I got within two tenths of a second to the world record. Just give it to me. If not my team mates just might beat up the time keeper. I'm just sayin'." So damned childish!
The only correct statement a responsible adult should make to the question - what will happen in the event of a contested convention? - can certainly note peoples frustration, but should also include a strong and clear admonishment against violence or destructive behavior. This, especially after Chicago.
But that's not what Donald wants. He wishes to incite violence. Later he'll say. "I didn't want this. But look how I am treated. It's so UNFAIR." His cult drones, and the media talking heads who want to rip him apart in a general election, make excuses for Trump. But his earlier remarks to already excited crowds, ("I'd like to punch that guy in the face" and "Knock the hell out of them, seriously - knock the hell - I'll pay the damages") were intended to incite violence. Period. Why? Because Trump thinks he's special. He really believes he is personally important enough that you should hurt another human being to advance his campaign. And he is adolescent enough to say so.
In a blizzard of blindingly ignorant remarks he's made since he announced his candidacy, these incitements are the worst. They are lowest, most despicable I've ever heard directed to supporters by a presidential candidate. It should earn him our ridicule and scorn, not excuses and votes.
Let me put it another way. If Hillary Clinton said that if the GOP did xyz, "cars would burn, people might get hurt," the very same Trump goobers would be screaming, veins protruding from their foreheads, what a horrible person she is. But I know most of the people I speak of right now are cementing further in their own minds that Donald Trump is their lord and savior, and anyone who says otherwise is a hater.
There is a special place for people like this on the college campi across the country where students are demanding safe spaces, gender neutral locker rooms, dorms just for gay people, a vote on tenure, formal, mandatory seminars to make whites aware of their "white privilege", the hiring of coaches based on race (not talent), e-i-e-i-o. The list goes on and on at demands.org. Of course, none of this has anything to do with the quality of the education these precious snowflakes aren't pursuing.
The Donald supporters carry the very same type of message. I don't care about the rules. I want to be treated better than the adults because I am special and my favorite candidate thinks following rules is, "so unfair".
The author is blowing raspberries!
HOWEVER, if the GOP is stupid enough to change the rules before the convention, say increasing the number votes needed to carry the nomination uncontested or bring in a ringer prematurely, I will stand right next to the most rabid Duck Dynasty fans and scream right along with them. Then results WILL be the GOP's fault.
Everybody needs to grow the hell up. The candidates need to follow the rules that were in effect the day they threw their hats in the ring. The GOP needs to let the process play out, and voters need (if they wish to avoid a Clinton presidency) to respect the existing process. And if he is honest, and the rules are followed, Trump must do two things. First, he must come out forcefully against any moronic or violent behavior by his fans and then in keeping with his word, stand by the ultimate nominee (which still may be him). Anything other will prove beyond a doubt that he really is just a shill for the Clintons and has been all along.
So GOP, butt the hell out! Quit trying to hatch pathetic schemes to derail candidates. If you favor a candidate (one that's on the stump right now!), make your case and win by the weight of your argument. Or just be quiet. Donald; you claim to be the greatest deal maker in history. Okay, so fight for your 1237 delegates. If you don't have them by the time the convention rolls around, use that brilliant deal making skill at the convention and get the nomination anyway. I mean, you constantly say the you make great deals, right? This should be a walk in the park.
Matt Jordan is a travel writer, political commentator and author of 16 20 24. Get your SIGNED copy here!
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