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One Opinion: ‘Dump Trump Campaign’ has GOB party stumped

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March 16, 2016 | 1,082 views | 19 comments

The question about how to stop Donald Trump in his quest for the Republican nomination for president continues to haunt the GOB (Good Old Boy) Republicans.

And, while we don’t read it in the mainstream media, the specter of a Trump presidency equally haunts the Democrats. They claim they will beat whomever the Republicans nominate, but that’s just a facade.

Panic sets in on both sides now that the “Super Duper Tuesday” primaries propelled Trump even faster toward securing the nomination. Gov. John Kasich pulled a win over Trump in Ohio, but that is hardly the boost he needs to continue. Expect the GOBs to boost Kasich in an attempt to siphon delegates from Trump.

In the meantime, Sen. Marco Rubio, faced reality and suspended his campaign after losing his home state of Florida to Trump. It will be interesting to see whether his support goes over to the Trump side or to Ted Cruz.

Cruz was hoping to do better than he did on Tuesday, but remains the only candidate still in striking distance, though it is a tough road ahead. I sensed a bit less enthusiasm last night as he spoke to his supporters. His words were strong, but the fire in his belly was not as hot -- or was it just me? Perhaps he was just tired and needs to regroup.

In the meantime, it’s not just the GOBs who fear Trump, but also middle-of-the-road conservatives who compare him to Hitler. They genuinely fear for America’s future under a Trump presidency.

So which is the real Trump? Is he the savior who will restore America to be the shining city on the hill as Reagan envisioned?

Or is he a Hitler just waiting to take America down the road to its ultimate destruction?

We hope for the best. Trump does have considerable business experience, and I would certainly choose that over the socialist programs of the Democrats’ two candidates.

What is scary, however, is the fact that some of the GOBs now are threatening to bolt the party and not, under any circumstance, support Trump if he wins the nomination. These are the same party leaders who demanded that all 17 original candidates take an oath saying they would support whomever the Republican nominee happens to be.

Of course, at the time, they were aiming the oath at Trump. They wanted assurances that he would not split off and run as an independent.

Now that the situation is reversed, they are the very ones who are threatening to bolt.

They want to maintain their power at all costs. The obvious answer to a Trump candidacy, of course, would be to support Ted Cruz. He is the real conservative, always has been, and never has waivered. But under Trump or Cruz, the GOB would be fearful of losing their security as the party leaders. The GOBs are about to be exposed for who they really are.

It’s not only the Republican Party that will never be the same under a Trump or Cruz candidacy. Washington will never be the same.

And that is a good thing.
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New Guy  
Wilson County  
March 22 at 3:50pm
Let's look at the public perception of previous GOP Presidents: (I think Trump will be a perfect fit for President) Eisenhower ‘52-60 Lazy, golf-playing, do-nothing Nixon ‘68-74 ‘Tricky Dick,' underhanded, stiff, out of... More ›

Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
March 22 at 2:40pm
Senior. When the person is finally chosen to go on into the general election against either Hillary or Bernie, who do you think the GOBs fear the most? They fear the one who will truly work to give the country back to the people,... More ›

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
March 22 at 1:21pm
I take solace in some of the respected individuals who are supporting Trump, such as Newt Gingrich, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Ann Coulter, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Jerry Falwell Jr., Sarah Palin,... More ›

4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Spriungs  
March 22 at 12:23pm
Tis really a sad day when a great country with so many talented people can only manage 2 sorry A candidates for President. Hillary is just a low life, sorry, lying (fill in the blank), and D Trump is still a great mystery.... More ›

Elaine K.  
March 20 at 10:32pm
Mark, The Republican Party will never be the same, but it's unclear what it will become. Will it even exist or will we end up with an entirely different party? The GOBs are spending money like crazy, not to preserve "the... More ›

Elaine K.  
March 20 at 10:06am
Bob "autocorrect" can do strange things to our words! LOL

Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
March 20 at 10:04am
The beginning of the third sentence in my last comment should have read "... great and powerful record ...". I don't know where I got 'poor' from. Maybe just from an aging mind!

Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
March 19 at 10:42am
New Guy. Anne Frank was also a very young girl when she died at Bergen-Belsen of typhus. She left behind a very great and poor record of Hitler's assault on mankind. You keep your 'old' Maxwell and remain ignorant and happy.

New Guy  
Wilson County  
March 18 at 10:20pm
Boob: She was only a very young least Elisabeth Maxwell was older.

Mark Hughett  
La Vernia, TX  
March 18 at 10:06pm
You penned a great post, Elaine. You have posed questions about Trump’s character and his anticipated conduct that, most likely, have not been examined by most of his supporters. I believe Trump to be a big-government authoritarian,... More ›

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