Saturday, March 5, 2016

NYT: Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump


From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt over the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump.

Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear.

In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr. Romney four years ago rebelled against his message and plan. “I personally am disgusted by it — I think it’s disgraceful,” said Lola Butler, 71, a retiree from Mandeville, La., who voted for Mr. Romney in 2012. “You’re telling me who to vote for and who not to vote for? Please.”

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  1. The GOP sees their power and money train headed for a bridge that's out and they're trying like hell to stop it.
    Won't work.
    GOP is going the way of the whigs. They'll be replaced with the Conservative party. Within 10 years, the dems will be re-branded as the socialist/communist party.

  2. I'm sticking come Hell or high water. In fact, I'm still
    sticking on Ron Paul and if the communist scum do something
    to Trump like they did to Ron Paul, I'm still sticking.
    I don't recognize the resident at the Outhouse.
    BTW, Nancy Reagan passed.
    The Reagan's were a good couple - he didn't rape anybody
    or traffic drugs and she didn't kill anybodies.

    1. Ron Paul

      Just think where we'd be if we had had a President Ron Paul for the last eight years.

  3. Excellent article by Ilana Mercer:

    1. Thanks.