The Republican Party is dead, dead as the Whigs, the Know-Nothings, the Free-Soilers, the Bull Moose Party, the Reform Party, etc.
In 2008 and 2012, freedom-minded, small-government voters were ordered to get behind the anointed candidate because the alternative was so much worse. From 2000 to 2006, the federal government was (mostly) under Republican control. What happened? Endless war. Expansion of Medicare. Expansion of the public education monopoly. An attempt at invader amnesty. The last, in my opinion, is what made Pelosi Speaker of the House.
Tonight’s self-immolation of the Republican Party will put Hillary Clinton in the White House and give the Senate back to the Democrats. The most egregious leftist imaginable, possibly even Obama himself, will be appointed to fill the vacancy left by Scalia’s death. If the GOP establishment cared about “conservatism”, they would not be taking this tack. They do not. They, like the Democrats, care only about power and control. They wish to rule us. They support the police state and ever greater denials of freedom to individual Americans. If any had doubts, I have trouble seeing how those doubts could be entertained any longer.
There is one party, and we ain’t invited.
I don’t care much for Trump. I find him entertaining. I like the fact that he seems to greatly annoy the elites. They are right. He is rather vulgar. Is he more vulgar than Bill Clinton or Hillary Clinton? Some of the things he says are idiotic. Is he more of an idiot than Bush and Obama? The media attacks on Trump are increasing. His past business dealings, his cavalier changing of positions, his lack of substance are all being argued.
People are not voting for Trump because of his record, his skills, or his policies (except for immigration). A vote for Trump is a thumb in the eye of the Establishment. The Establishment should be happy that it isn’t a bullet, and they should take warning.