Recall at Debate number #1 the very first question was all about supporting the GOP nominee no matter who it is, Trump refused to make that pledge and the GOP and their candidates made a big fuss about Trump’s refusal. It took many weeks & a lot of negotiation before Trump finally signed the pledge.
Since then Trump’s has continued to rise to the point where people who presumed that the Donald was a flash in the pan now are taking the possibility of his election seriously and lo and behold suddenly we see GOP pundits singing a different tune.
The Weekly Standard Editor told CNN on Monday that he would be unable to back the real estate mogul.
“I doubt I’d support Donald. I doubt I’d support the Democrat,” Kristol said. “I think I’d support getting someone good on the ballot as a third-party candidate.”
Now granted Pataki is polling only slightly better than I am but when it comes down to it If I’m Donald Trump I’m dancing in the streets over it and if I’m the tea party I’m grinning like a cat..
For the tea party it illustrates the double standard that exists for the establishment GOP. The Base is expected to go along with the nominee come what may but the reverse isn’t true (see Dede Scozzafava)
It’s also gold for Trump because it not only diminishes the rest of the GOP field and the party that made such a big fuss, but if the party actively tries to stop him it gives him the excuse to dump his promise.
Basically, he’s telling Republican voters the unvarnished truth about where he disagrees with us on a number of bedrock conservative issues, and he’s gambling that enough will stick him because they trust him more than the 15 others on existential issues such as immigration, border enforcement, lowering middle class taxes, simplifying the tax code, killing terrorists, and giving as good as he gets from the corrupt media.
He is also counting on the fact that The Base hates #GOPSmartSet enough that we are willing to go with a more moderate candidate if it means bringing down the corrupt, feckless, insulting, useless GOP Establishment.
Now I think this election is far from over, in fact it hasn’t even started yet but sometimes as I look at the GOP & its supporters and see how they deal with their base, with Trump and more importantly with Trump’s voters, I wonder if the label “The Stupid Party” should be the official name after all?
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Today Bill Kristol illustrated this inability on a grand scale.
Appearing on MSNBC the subject of Hillary 2016 came up. Kristol contrasted her with Sen Claire McCaskill and challenged the table to name a single accomplishment of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
John Heilmann & Mika Brzezinski were sitting at that table so it should have been no problem for two professional journalists who have talked about Hillary’s inevitability for months to snap off an answer.
They did not.
Heilmann declined saying he would leave to the Hillary campaign as if it was not the job of a reporter to say such a thing, Joe Scarborough picked up on meme and repeated the question. Chuck Todd danced around speaking of the difficulty of making the case as Hillary’s style is more subdued, not as visible as John Kerry.
When John Heilmann had a 2nd chance to speak the best he could come up with in the time he had to think, mentioned Hillary Clinton’s extensive travel, as if she was the first Secretary of State to ever travel all over the place.
Meanwhile the great champion of woman’s issues Mika Brzezinski never said a word..
For a conservative like me this Hillary hilarity was priceless moment of comedy but for a liberal activist it’s something more serious, it’s a crisis of faith.
Picture being a member of the MSNBC partisan audience base sitting there at home watching. You’ve always taken the question of Hillary’s qualifications and accomplishments as a given. Suddenly you’re confronted with Bill Kristol’s direct question. A question so simple you’re tempted to laugh, instead you sit there in tongue-tied disbelief unable to answer yourself and watching the best and brightest of MSNBC fail to provide an answer for you.
That’s when the awful reality hits you.
The reason professional political reporters, people who have followed Hillary Clinton for decades and spent the entire Obama presidency sitting on that MSNBC set talking the issues of the day can’t name a Hillary Clinton accomplishment as Secretary of State off the top of their head, it’s because she doesn’t have any.
How such a person reacts to that revelation, anger toward Kristol for asking the question or re-examining what they’ve been told will say much about who that person is.
Update: The Morning Joe Site no longer supports subclips so here is the full segment
What makes it even more dramatic is John Heilmann scoffs at the idea that McCaskill is more qualified than Hillary Clinton and that’s when Bill Kristol asks the $64,000 dollar question:
“What achievement, one sentence, was did Hillary Clinton done, what is her achievement in politics that qualifies her to be President of the United States?”
Look at the faces it’s speaks volumes.
Update 2: Here is the sub clip from Youtube it’s absolutely wonderful
Update 3: I’ll be Guest Hosting Conservatively Speaking this weekend and Mr. Kristol will be joining me in the 8 AM hour to talk about the Hillary segment.
What’s even more amusing is the suggestion that we should wait for Hillary’s next book to tell us what her qualifications are. Clinton has been in the public eye since the Clinton days in Arkansas, 30 years ago. She ran for President in 2008 after eight nondescript years in the Senate, and then served four years as Secretary of State in a tenure bookended by the embarrassing “reset button” with Russia and the Benghazi failure that left four Americans dead. If she had a major accomplishment in all of that time, we wouldn’t need a campaign biography to discover it.