I turned on the TV to see the GOP convention being broadcast on most channels. I read how the GOP establishment crushed the grassroots attempt to change the rules for 2020. And I see all the Trump Cultists cheering and celebrating their candidate’s victory over the conservatives. Trump, the candidate lauded by many as the “outsider” who would work against the establishment, is now unabashedly PART of the establishment, and is suppressing all dissent, just like he accused the GOP of doing to him for the past several months. Trump was never an outsider. He has always been an insider, it’s just that before he was the power behind the throne (money and influence) and now he’s the front man.
And watching the show in Cleveland, even though I’m not a Republican anymore, I’m angry. I’m angry at those Republicans who have continued the failed tactic of electing the most liberal candidate on the roster. They did it in 1996, 2000, 2008, and 2012, and now they’ve done it in 2016.
I heard someone on the radio this morning talking about how the #NeverTrump movement is all but dead now since Trump is going to get the nomination. They only display their ignorance, in that the point behind “NeverTrump” is not “Never nominate Trump” but is instead “Never vote for Trump.” He’s an immoral, ungodly, narcissitic blowhard, and he’s not qualified to be President, no matter how much worse Hillary Clinton is. And I’m not even sure she is.
They’re both horribly unqualified, but every Presidential election they do this: let’s pick the two worst possible choices and then tell people they MUST choose between the two. Would you like a turd burrito or a crap sandwich? Those are your only choices.
I for one will sit this one out. I will not be a part of the destruction of the country that I have loved all my life. May God have mercy on us.