“Would you support Trump if he’s the nominee?” That’s the question all my friends have asked me at one point or another. My answer usually comes after a long sigh. “Maybe,” I’ll hedge. “If he pulls his stuff together and operates within the confines of the Constitution…”
The truth is that while I fully embrace the #NeverTrump mindset, the “Never” part is predicated upon this Donald Trump. If he, once setting foot in the Oval Office, says to himself, “Alright, Donald, enough shenanigans and showmanship. Time to actually solve problems,” then I will happily rescind my declaration as that Trump- this current incarnation that is pathetically rude and woefully ignorant of the Constitution- ceases to be.
If this is all revealed to be an act, I will disappointingly shake my head, but am willing to embrace a bold, constitutionally-minded president. If it’s more of the same, then I will never see the logic of replacing one tyrant for another.
I mean, what’s the point of defeating Hillary if we will have the policies of a Democrat with the media smearing of a Republican? If we’re going down the drain anyway, we might as well let Hillary take the wheel and take the heat that goes with it.
It seems that I’m not alone in this assertion. Recently, Steve Lonegan, a New Jersey chairman for Ted Cruz ’s presidential campaign, summarized the choice facing Americans: Donald Trump is, essentially, Hillary Clinton with a penis.
During a CNN interview, Lonegan spoke of the Indiana primary and predicted, “Ted Cruz is going to do very well tonight. He will outperform expectations like he always does.”
Then he dropped the bomb:
“I don’t believe the conservative base of this party is ready to throw everything over to Donald Trump,” Lonegan continued. “In essence, we’re not going to nominate Hillary Clinton with a penis.”
CNN host Kate Bolduan responded with a disbelieving, “Steve….”
“I said it,” Lonegan interjected.
Bolduan turned to Trump adviser Barry Bennett and asked for his input before remarking,
“Steve? … Why does this always happen on my show? Why do you guys always throw around the crazy on my show? All I asked was for a delegate count.”
The phrase was indelicate but correct. We have a New York liberal who, in recent months, has embraced the “I’ll say anything to get elected” mantra upon which Hillary Clinton has built her entire political career. Though Trump began with a firm message, he has wavered on immigration, he is committed to using government to line his pockets, his tax plan is a leftist’s dream that includes less people paying more taxes and he has embraced countless Democrat politicians as recently as 2014.
Add to his painfully-obvious record of flip-flopping the fact that he continually throws temper tantrums and throws-up constant distractions to distract from the fact that he refuses to focus on policy and we have a petulant “Republican” version of Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump is to politics as Johnny Cochran was to the law- just throw anything and everything against a wall and see what sticks.