It appears that Trump is going to be our candidate. As of this writing, he does not have a a lock on the nomination, but it should be locked up in a couple of weeks. Like most Republicans, I am unhappy at this prospect. I have already tired of this blowhard who thinks he is smarter than everyone else in the room. Money can purchase many things; sadly, class is not one of them.
I would like to tell you the reason that we are stuck with Trump and not another candidate. REPUBLICANS DID IT TO THEMSELVES!!!!! There! I said it. We did it to ourselves. We have no one to blame on this matter. Even if we wanted to find some Democrat conspiracy, common sense would step in the way. Now, this is on us. Trump is the fault of the Republicans and no one else.
What do I mean by this? It is quite simple. Nature abhors a vacuum. The Republican House and Senate were both elected with the express purpose of stopping Obama and all of his “hope and change.” We counted on them. But when given the opportunity to do so on countless opportunities, they failed miserably. They wrinkled like a cheap suit. They folded like a house of cards in a windstorm. There were numerous opportunities for the Republicans to do what they were elected to do. Yet, time and again, they failed.
They failed on Obamacare. They took many opportunities to vote against it (over 30 I think), but none when it counted. These votes were for show; to show the people back home that they meant business, except they didn’t.
They failed on the budget. A balanced budget was never discussed, proposed, brought up, or mentioned except in the election rhetoric that sent them to Washington.
Republicans failed on countless raising of the debt limit. At a time when they preached that it was time to get their house in order, they did so by taking out more and more credit cards and never even with a view to paying them off.
They failed on the deficit. The amount of money that is collected does not even come close to the amount of money that is spent. Each dollar collected is spent at least 3 times! Try that at home and see how well it goes!
They failed our military. They failed our veterans. The VA is still mired in endless waste and bureaucracy. Wait times have not gone anywhere but up! Access to healthcare is only possible if you are an illegal alien.
They pushed Common Core. The Department of Education, which should immediately be defunded along with many Republican governors have brought this into the kitchen tables of every family with a child in the public schools.
The Republicans (with few exceptions) failed this country miserably. Instead of solid leadership based upon character and conservative principles, we got compromise, double talk, and homosexual marriage. Why bother to elect them if they are going to do the same thing that the Democrats are doing!
Because of the lack of leadership by Republicans, the old “nature abhors a vacuum” law led to Trump. It was not the first time. Remember a guy named H Ross Perot? We abandoned our convictions from George HW Bush when he did not follow through with his Read My Lips pledge. Perot jumped in the race and Clinton was elected with 43% of the vote.
So why Trump? Look to the very people who are desperately trying to stop Trump now! With friends like Mitch McConnel, John McCain, and countless others, this failure of leadership was bound to happen. Yes, we did it to ourselves!