I have dear friends who support Donald Trump. I have long time loyal readers who support Donald Trump. I have many potential customers who support Donald Trump.
But I also have children who deserve to live in a free world. And that means I must vocally support this movement. ..#NeverTrump….never, ever, ever.
Erick Erickson of Red State puts it well;
I will not vote for Donald Trump for President of the United States even if he is the Republican nominee…
He will not win in November. ..
Trump is a liberal who has supported big government, interventionist policies. He defends Planned Parenthood, says he can cut deals in Washington, and believes in a socialist government run healthcare scheme…
Trump is also a con-artist and the media, which has built his campaign is going to destroy his campaign. After he secures the Republican nomination, the media will trot out every victim and perceived victim of Trump’s actions. All the people hurt by repeated strategic bankruptcies, all the people swindled by Trump University, and anyone who got food poisoning from Trump steaks will be in a 24/7 cavalcade on national television.
By the time the media and Democrats, but I repeat myself, are done with Trump, he will be radioactive.
Donald Trump will not win in November. Period. End of story.
But, on the off chance Satan pulls a grand slam out of hell and Trump were to do it, he would be an authoritarian despot, deeply destructive to the ideals of this nation and the constitutional principles of the republic, and he would destroy the remains of the Republican Party and much of the conservative movement as conservatives whore themselves out to be close to power.
Those of us who respect the US Constitution must make a stand, and do it now.
It is absolutely important to disclose that we will not support Trump in the general election now. It shows that we are not sore losers whose nominee preference did not win, but rather are stating that if Trump does get the nomination, we will not support him and are making our declaration with enough time to stop him if his supporters listen to reason.
For those who say Trump can beat Hillary, it gives them time to decide if they can beat Hillary without us.
Explicitly stating our opposition, before he secures the nomination, will not stop people from saying we cost him the nomination. But in the historic record it will be clear we saw the rise of an authoritarian jackass, rejected him, and gave people ample time to heed the warnings before jumping off the cliff.
I will not vote for Donald Trump. Many people I know feel the same way. So as you go vote for Donald Trump, know you are casting your lot with a man who cannot beat the Democrats and who will lose support of long time Republicans in the process.
If Trump supporters choose to proceed, history will show what they will never concede — his defeat is on them, not us. With the rise of an authoritarian menace to our republic, it is important to go on record now, while he can be stopped, that we will play no part in his rise.
It is no secret I’m a Ted Cruz supporter. Have been since well before the Senator from Texas threw his hat in the ring. But even if I wasn’t I could never support Donald Trump.
I think Cruz can still beat Trump. Marco Rubio cannot. Almost certainly Rubio will fail to win a single Super Tuesday race. He isn’t close in any of them. Then he will very likely lose his home state of Florida where Trump is 7 to 20 points ahead.
Cruz will likely win delegate rich Texas, probably Arkansas, and maybe Alaska, Oklahoma and one or two other states. If that happens Rubio will be done and Cruz will be Trump’s only opposition. Anything could happen from that point.
Cruz and Rubio gave Trump a long overdue and much deserved comeuppance last Thursday night. That is nothing compared to what the media and the GOP “old guard” will unload on Trump when it suits them. The few remaining Trump die-hards will stand open-mouthed and teary-eyed as their hero is destroyed by massive negative advertising and his own pridefulness.
They will try the same to Cruz too, but s…t doesn’t stick to a clean plate. Cruz never lets his ego get ahead of the mission, and brushes off attack after attack with ease.
All Constitutionalists must come out against Trump beginning now. It’s time to draw your line in the sand. Trump or Cruz? Who would you like to see debating Hillary Clinton?
I ask my Trump supporter friends a very simple question. Can you look me in the eye and tell me that you trust Donald Trump to faithfully defend the Constitution of the United States of America? Not one has ever answered in the affirmative.
And if you can’t trust Trump to do that, why would you want to let him to appoint the next two or three Supreme Court justices?
Do you care that little for your fought and bled for First and Second Amendment rights?
If you support Cruz and the Constitution you have two reasons to stand against Trump. If you just support the Constitution, that’s still more than enough reason don’t you think?