There is a movement. It’s gotten no publicity but it will affect the future of the Republican Party. And there’s nothing they can do to get out of the way.
Republicans have no one to blame but themselves. They knew who Donald Trump was when they nominated him. They knew he was a con man, totally unfit to be President, a braggart and a liar. Now they’re shocked, shocked to find that he’s a misogynist, a sexual predator, and an adulterer. If they were capable of admitting it they’d be just as shocked to discover he’s a racist, a white supremacist, and a xenophobe. And all the while he’s been letting us pay for the government services he utilizes thru our taxes; something he doesn’t pay.
So what do you do? All the #NeverTrump holdouts that are still in elected office have held their nose and sold their soul to support Trump. Even Ted Cruz, whose wife Trump said was ugly. Whose father Trump accused of being involved in the assassination of JFK. Caved and not only endorsed Trump but worked the phone banks on his behalf.
Now those same politicians are lining up to rescind their endorsements. Some are calling for Trump to step aside. They’re claiming to have rediscovered their moral authority that they demonstrated didn’t exist when they supported him in the first place. They think themselves safe as the polls have suggested they may well retain the Senate and will securely keep the House. What they have failed to account for is “Trump or Bust.”
We’ve seen all along that Trump’s base will support him no matter what. He wasn’t far off when he said, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” His base won’t care about his crass statements. Unlike the rest of you. They always knew who he was. They want him to “Make America Great Again!” When you’re able to handle it I’ll explain to you what “Great Again” means but that can wait. His base isn’t enough to win the election. They are more than sufficient to destroy the Republican Party though. The Trump or Bust people will still come out and vote for Trump in November. But they will despise those of you who turned on their man. They see you for the spineless, sniveling cowards you’ve been and while they’ll vote Trump. They’ll ignore you.
There’s a term called “undervote” that describes when a voter votes for the top of the ticket but ignores many or all of the down ballot races. Because of the Trump or Bust movement, some Republican Senators who expected to win will now lose. Several House seats once thought safe will be flipped to Democrat. It will be close as to whether Democrats take the House as well as the Senate but even if the Republicans hold a majority in the house. Will they still have a united Party?
One could make the case the Party has only been able to unite the last eight years in their opposition to President Barack Obama. The Tea Party will now find themselves in the middle, between the few remaining moderates and the Trump or Bust group. They will still be the “Party of No” but there will be defections. Work in the Congress just might get done.
When it’s over. Republicans will do another self-evaluation like the one they` ignored last time. They’ll say they need to appeal to those outside the Party while they cling to that which appeals mostly to old white men. They’ll watch the Supreme Court move left with the Hillary Clinton appointments. Eventually, Voter Rights will be secured, and Citizen’s United will be overturned. Lastly, ever so slowly, Republicans will come to the realization they brought it on themselves.