Today and tomorrow I’m posting excerpts from articles that say basically what I’ve been saying for many months: We are seeing far more energy from Republicans and conservatives (and, frankly, Christians too) in their efforts to stop Trump than we ever saw from them when it came to their learning about — and fighting effectively in — the information war. Here’s Rush Limbaugh from his show yesterday:
[T]he New York Times had a big, huge story yesterday: “Republican Leaders Map Strategy to Derail Donald Trump.”
And if you read this New York Times piece on Sunday, you’d understand why. “Republican leaders adamantly opposed to Donald J. Trump’s candidacy are preparing a 100-day campaign to deny him the presidential nomination, starting with an aggressive battle in Wisconsin’s April 5 primary and extending into the summer, with a delegate-by-delegate lobbying effort that would cast Mr. Trump as a calamitous choice for the general election.”
That’s the lede. The story goes on from there.
RUSH: Where was the GOP’s 100-day plan to take out Obama? Anybody remember that plan? Where’s the GOP’s 100 day-plan to take out Hillary Clinton? Anybody heard of that plan? Now, that plan doesn’t exist, either, but they’ve got a 100-day plan to take out Trump.
Now, folks, I’m not particularly eager to be repetitive here because there’s so much new every day, but I want to go back, I’ve spent a couple days here trying to make the case with analogies and everything at my disposal to try to illustrate and inform just precisely how the Republican establishment is not going to sit by and let somebody take away from them what they have.
It’s not just their power. I mean, that’s a large element of it. But it’s their entire reason for existing. Positions of standing in one of the only two major political parties in the country, there’s so much tied to it. Five of the seven wealthiest counties surround Washington, DC. The networking there, the contacts, the power structure, the ladder of success that you climb there, it’s well laid out. It’s perfectly structured.
“But should that effort falter,” should they fail to stop Trump, and his army of supporters, should that falter, “leading conservatives are prepared to field an independent candidate in the general election, to defend Republican principles and offer traditional conservatives an alternative to Mr. Trump’s hard-edged populism. They described their plans in interviews after Mr. Trump’s victories last Tuesday in Florida and three other states.”
Now, if your reaction is, “Well, wait a minute, that guarantees Hillary.” Exactly. And they know it, and they’re fine with it. Hillary Clinton winning maintains the existing order. The existing order is not based on winning elections. If it were, half the people in this club would have been thrown out by now. Half the people in this club are the reason Republicans don’t win elections, and they’re still there, and they’re still members in good standing of this power structure, whatever name you want to give it.
Read more: RushLimbaugh.com
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