REPUBLICAN LEADERS NEED TO STOP TRYING TO GET OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS TO LIKE THEM: GET DONALD TRUMP’S BACK
President Obama has made it crystal clear that he will be on the stump campaigning hard for his one-time (and we think, still) nemesis, Hillary Clinton. Today, he denounced Donald Trump saying he was “unfit to serve as President.” He went so far as to say that Republican leaders should condemn their endorsed candidate as well, and their words “ring hollow” when they criticize him but do not withdraw their endorsement. He said, “The question they have to ask themselves is: If you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him?”
It is true that some Republican leaders, including John McCain and Speaker Ryan, have regularly distanced themselves from many of Trump’s more controversial positions. But contrary to their purported intentions, to come off as the “reasonable” voices of the Republican party, they are only helping Clinton. For some strange reason, these men feel the need to appease Obama and other Democrats. It is if they are saying, “we don’t agree with all of your policies, Mr. President Sir, but we are not crazy like Trump, we are smart and reasonable”. These men strive and push to fit in. Meanwhile, Obama and Clinton note their opposition publicly and then proceed with their liberal agendas: The Democrats win, Republicans lose during these moments of disloyalty. Moreover, by taking the imagined high ground in such matters, Clinton’s prior bad acts are pushed into the shadows.
Hillary Clinton is the first candidate for president in American history that has had to dodge criminal charges prior to even becoming the nominee. There is still an ongoing investigation regarding the infamous Clinton Foundation, and whether she improperly used her role as Secretary of State to facilitate business there. Republican leaders better start having Trump’s back and stop trying to appease the Democrats for the sake of their own egos.