When Republican Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich suspended their campaigns after being badly beaten in Indiana, the last person standing for the Republicans was Donald J. Trump.
If you look at it closely, we really should applaud what Trump did. He whipped 16 of the best and brightest the GOP had to offer.
Think about that. Trump beat Republican royalty like Jeb Bush. He beat seasoned presidential candidates like Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. He bested Scott Walker – the governor of Wisconsin. He beat the young gun Marco Rubio, and he kicked the rear of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and current Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
That’s not bad for a few months' work. He brought the Republican Party down to their knees, and worst of all for the Republicans, Trump paid for it himself.
Even when 2012 Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney came out against Trump calling him, among other things, a misogynist, and saying he mocked a female reporter attributing her questions to her menstrual cycle, Trump continued to win and win.
On May 3, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threw in the towel when he tweeted, “@realDonaldTrump will be presumptive @GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating @HillaryClinton.”
Some of us moderate and independent voters who have supported Republican candidates in the past are getting a good laugh at the shenanigans from Trump. He has beaten the establishment Republicans at their own little game – and he’s not even a politician – he’s just rich!
Democrats have to be loving this – if Hillary Clinton stays out of federal prison over her emails, Benghazi, and other things that Republicans throw at her, she should easily win this race against Trump.
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The Republican Party here in Montana and the Republicans all across the fruited plains kind of deserve Trump as their leader for a few reasons.
In the past few years, we’ve seen some Republicans in Montana be accused of making jokes about our first black President by showing "Obama traps" with watermelons; we’ve seen an outhouse peppered with bullet holes paraded around Montana with the sign that reads “Obama Presidential Library” on it. There’s just a lot of hatred from those on the right toward Obama and folks who may not walk the straight and narrow path of the conservatives.
That hatred seems to fit Trump to the “T.”
Trump has been called a con artist, a phony, a bully, vulgar, a pathological liar, a race-baiting xenophobic religious bigot. Ironically, those were just remarks made by fellow Republicans.
It looks like the Republican Party has the nominee in Trump that they deserve. They basically imploded in front of all America.
Trump’s taking down of the Grand Old Party is making the regional and state battles about some candidates being a Republican In Name Only (RINO) seem even more ridiculous. The GOP now has the biggest RINO of all. Donald Trump has assumed the Republican mantle.
Good luck with that.