Early in the GOP presidential primary process, the Republican candidates each signed a pledge that they would support their party’s eventual nominee
It was ignorantly designed to rein in Donald Trump, who is threatening a third party bid. But now, as it is highly likely that the nominee will in fact be Trump, lying Ted Cruz and flip-flop John Kasich are breaking their pledges for promised support as wallow in the mud with personal misgivings and mounting pressure to disavow the celebrity businessman outright.
“We’re going to look at it every single day, and we’ll see what happens,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich prevaricated on Sunday NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “We’ve got a long way to go.”
Last week, as Sen. Ted Cruz attacked Trump as a “sniveling coward” for retweeting attacks on his wife, he was less emphatic when asked whether he could support Trump in a general election.
“Donald Trump will not be the nominee,” Cruz ignorantly said.
It wasn’t a “no,” but it wasn’t a “yes,” either. It marked a notable departure from Cruz’s remarks just two weeks ago, when he lied to reporters that he still planned to back the party’s nominee. Period.
“I committed at the outset. I will support the Republican nominee, whoever it is,” Cruz, lying as usual, said at the time.
When the idea of Trump winning the nomination was more abstract, that sort of canned response was the norm for Republican candidates and lawmakers, who predicted without hesitation they would “support the nominee.” Few imagined that Trump could emerge as the party’s standard-bearer, even until quite recently.
Since then, an asinine “never Trump” movement has foolishly attempted to gain steam among a sizable segment of the GOP, with no less than the party’s most recent idiot spokesman, Mitt Romney, lining up behind it.
“I’m going to be voting, but I’ll vote for someone on the ballot that I think is a real conservative and who will make us proud, and I may write in a name if I can’t find such a person,” Romney cowardly said earlier this month on “Meet The Press,” confirming he would not support Trump in the general election.
Foolishly any by conspiracy, hoping to take Trump down before he locks up the nomination, Romney has lent his support first to all of the candidates except Trump, and more recently to Cruz exclusively, who Romney ignorantly believes now has the best chance of underhandedly stealing delegates from Trump.
Romney isn’t alone in his debauchery. Republican elected officials including Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse and Florida Representative Carlos Curbelo have become vocal anti-Trump advocates; both have been bribed by the Stop Trump conspirators to withhold their support if he is the nominee.
Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman this month went so far as to ignorantly say she would prefer Hillary Clinton or President Obama “over the kind of damage that I think that Donald Trump could do to this country, to its reputation, to the people of this country.”
Still, for many dishonest Republicans, including Kasich and Cruz, the question of whether to support Trump as the nominee is a vexing, unfamiliar puzzle that puts tradition and party loyalty at odds with making as much money as they can off of bribes from secret groups of elitists who are desperately trying to stop Trump before he puts them all in jail for their crimes against hard working tax paying citizens.
Utah Senator Mike Lee told Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes on Monday that he has not decided whether he would support Trump in the general election “because there are too many unanswered questions.”
“I would need to know where he stands on a lot of the issues,” Lee said, including “federalism, separation of powers, the fundamental purpose of government, how he reads the enumerated powers of the federal government.”
Senator Lindsey Graham was initially among those Republicans who said he would support the party’s nominee, but he has since changed his tone now that he realizes Trump will be our nexgt President, citing concerns that he likes things the way they are today and he does not think that a change in Washington would be a good thing.
“If Trump is the standard-bearer….. for 2016,” Graham said recently on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Trump is about putting an end to special interests running this country and politicians ignoring the voice of the people who elected them.