Look, I am all for the utter destruction of the Republican Party as it stands now. Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump represents a GOP Extinction Level Event, similar to the cataclysm that wiped out the dinosaurs.
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In the wake of Frankenstein’s Monster wreaking havoc all over the GOP village, some high-profile Republicans have taken to endorsing Hillary Clinton for President. Each Republican has had his or her tipping point, from the criticism of Khizr Khan to thinly-veiled assassination threats …er, 2nd Amendment Remedies to “save” the country from a mass gun confiscation under a Clinton Administration. Maybe the new President Clinton can store the confiscated guns in the same room where President Obama stored guns during his administration:
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One of the biggest defections that made a social media splash was the open letter from the Harvard Republican Club. They cited concerns about Trump from a policy and temperament perspective. They cited his divisive campaign rhetoric and said that he is “poisoning (the) country and our children.” They even went on to say that he is an existential “threat to the survival of the Republic.”
Between this and other high-profile defections, including a letter from dozens of Republicans asking for Reince Priebus to defund Trump, and 50 former GOP security officials penning an open letter (insert hyperlink), it would appear that the GOP is a done deal. But not so fast.
Not only must Donald Trump be stopped, but the Republican Party as we know it must be relegated to the dustbin of history. The common (and problematic) theme with these defections is the belief that Donald Trump is some sort of anomaly, or that he came out of nowhere. Nothing could be further from the Truth. Donald Trump DID NOT HAPPEN IN A VACUUM. He is the living embodiment of every Tea Potty-er talking about taking their country back. Trump legitimized the Birther Movement. Former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney kissed Trump’s ring. Everything the Republicans have been doing, ESPECIALLY since 2008, has led to the creation and rise of Donald Trump, Republican Presidential Nominee. Every racist joke and meme, every comment about taking the country back (by force if necessary), every utterance by weapons-grade moron Sarah Palin, every comment about President Obama being "exotic", "other", or "uppity", every right-wing evangelical praying that Michelle Obama become a widow and the Obama children become fatherless, it was all part of a toxic, hate-filled stew. That stew became sentient in the form of Donald Trump.
In 2012, the GOP created a report known informally as their GOP Autopsy. They wanted to be introspective and look at what went wrong in the wake of their defeat in 2012. The purpose of this autopsy was to consider ideas like the acceptance of minorities, immigration reform, and expanding their so-called “Big Tent.” Then, Trump happened, and the Republican base basically said “F THE AUTOPSY, WHITE SUPREMACY FOR THE WIN.” But again, this did not happen in a vacuum. Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, John McCain, and other Republicans claim to be repulsed by Trump, but have not withdrawn their endorsements. This is despite Trump insulting McCain as a POW, and Ryan went so far as to denounce Trump's comments as "racist."
The GOP hasn’t learned their lessons from their autopsy. This paragraph from the Harvard Republicans confirms it.
This fall, we will instead focus our efforts on reclaiming the Republican Party from those who have done it considerable harm, campaigning for candidates who will uphold the conservative principles that have defined the Republican Party for generations. We will work to ensure both chambers of Congress remain in Republican hands, continuing to protect against executive overreach regardless of who wins the election this November.
Donald Trump holds views that are antithetical to our values not only as Republicans, but as Americans.
We call on our party's elected leaders to renounce their support of Donald Trump, and urge our fellow College Republicans to join us in condemning and withholding their endorsement from this dangerous man. The conservative movement in America should not and will not go quietly into the night.
They are planning on preserving the same down-ballot party members that created the cesspool known as today’s Republican Party. They are hoping that, at BEST, Trump will be soundly defeated for the Presidency, but the conservatives can preserve the House and the Senate (and subsequently, the Supreme Court), and then continue the obstruction, with the goal of making Secretary Clinton a one-term President. This is why they must be defeated up and down the ballot. Donald Trump is the standard-bearer, and everyone with an (R) attached to his or her name must suffer the electoral consequences.
Why? Because if the entire Republican Party isn’t obliterated, what will happen is that someone else will fill the void. And that person will be just as vile as Trump, but more politically polished and seasoned. What we’ll get is someone who is a perverse hybrid of Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, and David Duke. The only way to prevent that is to send the message that the era of the Republican Party of today is OVER. Anything less than total obliteration gives them leave to try again. And again. And again.
They didn’t learn the easy way, now it’s time for the party to learn the hard way. Just as meteors wiped out the dinosaurs, we are in a position to wipe out the Republican Party as we know it. It's up to us to push the button on Election Day that signals the Apocalypse, the Republican Extinction Level Event.