[ASI] Conservative Journalist Predicts Republican Defeat

February 19th, 2016 at 12:36 pm EDT
Cliff Kincaid
America's Survival, Inc.

Dear Friend of America’s Survival:

Veteran conservative journalist Fred Barnes has written a Wall Street Journal article about how Donald Trump, egged on by talk radio, is dividing and weakening the Republican Party, thus guaranteeing a Democratic Party win in November. It’s titled, “Republicans Are Campaigning to Lose.”

Every conservative needs to read the article. As Barnes points outs, a significant number of Republican voters will not vote for Trump is he’s the GOP presidential nominee. The article is available at the Journal’s paid Internet site, but you can also read the article for free here.

Barnes contrasts the vicious nature of the Republican presidential campaign with the contentious but mostly civil debate on the Democratic side. I made the same point in one of my recent articles, noting:

“…there is little doubt that Bernie Sanders will endorse Hillary Clinton for president in the end and rally his young supporters to her side. It will make Clinton stronger, not weaker. The Clinton-Sanders show has all the earmarks of a carefully staged demonstration of the Marxist dialectic, an exercise designed to create the appearance of conflict in order to force even more radical change on the American people through Democratic Party rule.”

Here are some excerpts from the Barnes article:

“If the turbulence continues—and there’s no end in sight—the Republican nominee will lead a badly divided and weakened party in the general election in November. The Democratic candidate won’t be a powerhouse. That’s a certainty. But either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders will have the benefit of a united Democratic Party, a significant advantage in a close election.”

“The split between party leaders and a substantial number of party voters emerged after Republicans won the House in the 2010 midterm election, and swelled when they added the Senate in 2014. Their legislative gains were minimal. The Republican base, egged on by conservative talk radio, accused congressional leaders of knuckling under to President Obama. Thus the notion of betrayal.”

“The discord and anger were practically an invitation to Mr. Trump to enter the race. A unified Republican Party would have provided him neither the political space in which to run nor issues to exploit.”

“The more bruising the fights, the more difficult it will be to produce Republican unity.”

“Having capitalized on the GOP split, Mr. Trump shows no interest in bringing the party together. Unity is not his strong suit.”

“The Donald is not a team player, yet he has the best shot at the moment of winning the nomination. What happens then? The Republican rift will not be healed and disunity will reign. It’s highly likely that a sizable chunk of the Republican establishment will decline to back Mr. Trump in a repeat of 1964 when liberal and moderate Republicans refused to support Barry Goldwater.”

The only question not addressed by Fred Barnes is who else benefits from the Trump phenomenon. Clearly, the socialists win, meaning that Obamacare will continue to bankrupt the United States. My new article, “Obamacare Will Bankrupt the United States,” explains that.

Globally, Russia will come out a big winner, as Trump joins the liberals in their policies of appeasement toward Vladimir Putin.

Barnes talks about the forces in talk radio who opened the door for Trump to take control of the GOP presidential race. They go by the names of Levin, Savage, and Limbaugh. Their criticism of the so-called “Republican establishment” paved the way for Trump’s success. Now they’re stuck with him.

Of course, in addition to Trump’s insults and attacks, we can’t ignore the dirty tricks from the Cruz campaign against Ben Carson and Marco Rubio. It’s a total mess for the Republicans.

I think Barnes has an accurate assessment. What do you think? Let me know at Kincaid@comcast.net


For America's Survival,

Cliff Kincaid, President


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