Just when it couldn’t possibly get any crazier….it does. It’s now become so bizarre that over at TPM they are keeping a running list of elected Republicans now bailing on their own party’s presidential nominee. Currently at 11…just in the last 24 hours.
Look at this from the RNC….
The Republican National Committee offered another troubling sign, as they appeared on Saturday to at least temporarily halt the operations of some of the “Victory” program that is devoted to electing Trump. In an email from the RNC to a victory program mail vendor, with the subject line “Hold on all projects,” the committee asked the vendor to “put a hold” on mail production.
Something miraculous, you see, has taken place. The scales covering the eyes and ears of many conservatives and Republicans have begun to fall away. It’s truly magical to observe. Of course, when you consider that those scales were placed there intentionally by those conservatives and Republicans…so as to not see or hear anything crude or vulgar coming out of the mouth of their party’s presidential nominee…..I don’t know…it just doesn’t feel so magical, does it?
Lots of calls from GOP’ers for Trump to drop out. Think about that. We’re 31 days away from November 8th….and today a crescendo of Republican voices can be heard calling for their own party’s nominee to drop out. That’s something that, you know, doesn’t often happen.
So, Donald says he’s in til the end, not dropping out….
He called reporters at the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post to insist he is remaining in the race. “I never, ever give up,” Trump told the Journal, denying any kind of crisis. “The support I’m getting is unbelievable, because Hillary Clinton is a horribly flawed candidate.” Asked about his crude language, Trump replied, “People get it. They get life.”
That’s okay Don….no, people don’t get it…because they don’t get the “life” of a silver-spooned, billionaire asshole who thinks his moronic teevee series made him a “star” who could “do anything” he wants to whomever he wants to do it to. No people don’t get that…because most people are better than that. But that’s okay Don….please, don’t give up.
Here’s one leading GOP Senator who thinks he has found an escape hatch for his quickly disintegrating political party….
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the third ranking Republican in the Senate, on Saturday became the latest GOP official to call on Trump to withdraw.
“Mike Pence should be our nominee effective immediately,” Thune tweeted.
Again, think about that. Republicans paraded in front of cameras for the last couple of months boasting about how many votes Trump received in the primaries. Why, no GOP candidate ever, ever, ever…received more primary votes than the Donald. Republicans have droned on about supporting Trump because so many of their party’s voters voted for him.
And it’s not like those voters didn’t know that Trump was a crude and rude misogynistic asshole when they cast their votes for him. That’s WHY they voted for him. Because he IS a non-politically correct, authoritarian, sexist, racist, asshole.
But just like that….one short audio clip…and John Thune, and several others, are calling for Pence to replace Trump as the GOP nominee. What that would mean is that the GOP presidential nominee would have been chosen by one voter….Donald, himself. No one voted for Pence in the primaries. Pence didn’t run for the nomination. Donald ran, and won, the GOP primary by a wide margin…and then Trump, alone, chose Pence.
What about those GOP primary voters…Mr. Thune? Do you believe in the democratic process…or not?
Doesn’t matter…Trump’s not dropping out…and no one can force him out…so Thune and his replace-Trump-with-Pence buddies are just pissing in the wind.
But I must say…as I type this…the death spiral the GOP has found themselves in with Trump…is picking up speed. Trump says he’s going to go all-in with the Clenis stuff tomorrow night at the debate, even though numerous elected Republicans warned him not to go there. Should be interesting to see how Donald goes about browbeating the wife of a former president for her husband’s infidelity, and especially when Trump talked so flippantly about cheating on Melania with a married woman. But, we’ll see. Could be explosive.
The only problem…and I so hate mentioning it….is the cleanup. Who will have a big enough broom to sweep up the shattered remains of the former Party of Lincoln after Donald finishes smashing it to bits tomorrow night?