Congrats to Donald trump for winning Nevada Tuesday night.
It now seems that he is clearly on his way to becoming the republican nominee to be president of these divided states of America.
Seven years of unadulterated hatred for the man in the White House has gotten the republicans this mountebank to emerge as their leader. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch.
I have heard the constant refrain of, I don’t support everything trump says, but I like the way he shoots from the hip, and I think he will shake up Washington. He might in fact do those things, but you can’t separate who trump is and what he represents from supporting his policies and the influence that he will have on the political class.
The following article sums it up perfectly:
“Let’s take a page from Donald Trump’s book and ignore political correctness for a moment: If you support Trump, you support his sexist, bigoted and racist views.
There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. And this is especially true for GOP party leaders, elected officials and even community leaders.
Some have said things such as, “I don’t like Trump’s history of demeaning women, but I think he will be good for the economy.” Sorry, you don’t get a pass because you like one of his policy proposals. It’s akin to saying, “I supported Hitler for his tax plan.” And no, I’m absolutely not comparing Trump to Hitler. But Anne Frank’s 86-year-old stepsister, Eva Schloss, who survived Auschwitz, did just that a few weeks ago, telling Newsweek that Trump “is acting like another Hitler by inciting racism.” So when elected officials such as South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster or Republican New Jersey state Sen. Mike Doherty — shockingly a person from my home state — endorse Trump, we need to ask them why. Do they support resolving disagreements with women by publicly referring to them as “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals”? Because Trump does.
Do these officials admire Trump’s call to tread on the rights of American Muslims using warrantless surveillance? Perhaps they enjoyed his race-baiting story — lacking in any factual basis — that “thousands” of Muslims were cheering in New Jersey on 9/11 to celebrate the attacks on the World Trade Center?
We must assume that those who endorse Trump know this history, given that the media have widely covered it. We must also assume they are not just endorsing Trump’s policy positions but his disturbing sexist and bigoted history as well.
The same goes for people such as former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who recently proclaimed he would vote for Trump if he wins the GOP nomination because he feels compelled to back his party’s nominee. Sorry, you don’t get a free pass by saying you are in essence “following orders” by voting for the Republican nomination. You have a choice.
That’s exactly why well-known conservative Erick Erickson wrote an article Monday titled simply, “I Will Not Vote For Donald Trump. Ever.” Erickson, who I have vehemently disagreed with in the past, has offered a profile in courage knowing Trump’s minions and even fellow conservatives will attack him.