As the Democrats’ latest “Oh, look! Squirrel! attempt to distract American Voters nears the end of its 24-Hour News Cycle, those Vichy Republicans who have never liked Donald J. Trump to begin with are making a public demonstration of “withdrawing their support”.
Foxnews.com reports that
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence indicated Saturday that they would fight their election campaign to its conclusion next month, despite calls by prominent Republicans for Trump to withdraw from the race after the emergence of a damaging audio tape.
In the morning, a defiant Trump told the Wall Street Journal that there was “zero chance” that he would drop out over lewd comments he made about women in a 2005 audio tape that surfaced Friday.
“I never, ever give up,” Trump told the paper. “The support I’m getting is unbelievable, because Hillary Clinton is a horribly flawed candidate.”
In the afternoon, a smiling Trump briefly appeared outside his Trump Tower headquarters, high-fiving crowd members chanting “U-S-A!” and saying that he “will never let my supporters down.”
In the evening, Pence, who has described himself as a “Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order,” told a Rhode Island fundraiser that he was committed to the real estate mogul.
“He looked me in the eye and he said, ‘Don’t worry, we’re going to get through this, we’re going to be OK,'” Rhode Island GOP Chairman Brandon Bell told WPRI-TV of his meeting with Pence.
“So he didn’t address it head on, but he wanted to reassure people, the folks that were here – and I think he’s going to do this publicly in the next coming days – that we shouldn’t worry, that they’re still on a path to victory,” Bell added.
Amid calls for Pence to replace Trump at the top of the Republican ticket, a senior Trump adviser told Fox News late Saturday that the Indiana governor was “solid” behind the nominee.
Earlier Saturday, however, Pence said in a statement that he was “offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the 11-year-old video. I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them.”
“We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation tomorrow night,” Pence added, a reference to Trump’s second presidential debate against Democrat Hillary Clinton in St. Louis Sunday night.
The Indiana governor also cancelled a planned appearance Saturday with House Speaker Paul Ryan in Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin. Pence was supposed to fill in for the embattled Trump, and sources said the circumstance surrounding the tape was the issue.
The audio and an accompanying video, released by The Washington Post and NBC News on Friday, recorded a conversation between Trump and “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush in which Trump described an attempt to have sex with a married woman.
Trump brags in the tape about women letting him kiss and grab them because he is famous, and also uses a crude word for a part of a woman’s anatomy.
The 70-year-old Trump apologized overnight for the comments, saying they “don’t reflect who I am.”
“I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize,” Trump said in videotaped remarks, after he originally apologized in a statement.
Throughout the day Saturday, several Republicans took the extraordinary step of revoking support for their party’s nominee one month from Election Day and with early voting already underway in some key states.
Among them: Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte — both are running for re-election — and the party’s 2008 nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, who had stood by Trump even after the billionaire questioned whether the former POW should be considered a war hero because he got “captured.”
McCain, who is also facing a challenge in November, said Trump’s behavior made it “impossible to continue to offer even conditional support for his candidacy.”
Many went further and called on Trump to quit the race altogether.
“I thought supporting the nominee was the best thing for our country and our party,” Alabama Rep. Martha Roby said in a statement. “Now, it is abundantly clear that the best thing for our country and our party is for Trump to step aside and allow a responsible, respectable Republican to lead the ticket.”
Republican leaders have scheduled a Monday morning conference call for House GOP lawmakers, who are out of town for Congress’ election recess. The email obtained by The Associated Press doesn’t specify the topic for the 11 a.m. EDT call, but rank-and-file lawmakers believe it’s about Trump. Such calls are rare and usually held to discuss important matters.
While still publicly backing Trump, the Republican National Committee is considering how to move forward.
One possibility: re-directing its expansive political operation away from Trump and toward helping vulnerable Senate and House candidates. Such a move would leave Trump with virtually no political infrastructure in swing states to identify his supporters and ensure they vote.
“We are working to evaluate the appropriate messaging going forward,” said RNC chief strategist Sean Spicer.
Election law experts suggest it would be logistically impossible to replace Trump on the ballot altogether, with early voting underway in some states and overseas ballots already distributed to military servicemen and others.
Ryan fundraising chief Spencer Zwick, however, said he’s been fielding calls from donors who “want help putting money together to fund a new person to be the GOP nominee.”
Zwick told the AP that a write-in or “sticker campaign” relying on social media could “actually work.” While there has never been a winning write-in campaign in a U.S. presidential contest, such an effort could make it harder for Trump to win.
Oh, the humanity.
We all have to deal with “Drama Queens” in our lives.
People who love to act like the world is coming to an end when they get a hangnail.
In the case of the Vichy Republicans and the perpetually concerned Internet Trolls known as the “#NeverTrumpers”, an 11-year old video of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump engaging in “locker room talk” with Billy Bush, a member of “Dubya’s” GOP Elite Family and an employee of NBC, gave them the proverbial “knife in the back” that they have been passionately craving for since a rank outside named Donald Trump cleaned their clocks in the Republican Presidential Primary.
What all of those who have expressed their deep faux “concern” over the last 24 hours still do not seem to understand, is that the meteoric rise of Donald J. Trump transcends Traditional Politics.
Trump is striking a resonant chord in the hearts of Average Americans, living here in the part of America, which the snobbish Political Elites refer to as “Flyover Country”, but which we refer to as “America’s Heartland”, or, quite simply, “HOME”.To put it in simple terms, Americans are angry.
Americans’ palpable anger is one which has been building since January of 2009, when a Lightweight, who seems to have as much in common with us as a Martian would, was inaugurated as President of the United States of America.
That anger, a result of Obama’s anti-American actions and resulting policies, which have affected Americans’ daily lives, has been exacerbated by the Republican Elite, who, in their desire to “reach across the aisle” and “go along to get along”, have distanced themselves from the Conservative Voting Base, who elected them to Congress in the first place.
Meanwhile, average Americans, like you and me, remain mired up to our necks in an abysmal swamp of bills and taxes, living paycheck-to-paycheck, afraid to make a move, for fearing of drowning in an ocean of debt.
Seemingly forgotten, in all of the forgotten promises, made by Barack Hussein Obama, are the almost 95 million Americans, who are no longer, largely through no fault of their own, participating in our Workforce.
You want to talk about anger and frustration?
Try looking for work, when you are over 55 years of age.
It makes you want to give up…daily.
But, I digress…
Anger has played an important part in the forging of this great country, which will be lucky to survive Obama’s final year in office.
It was anger that formed our country….an anger over being held captive to “Taxation Without Representation”…an anger which, as a prime example of history repeating itself, Americans are experiencing, even as I type this blog.
It is this anger, aimed at Professional Politicians, such as the ones who are “abandoning” Trump over his use of the “P-word” and the Washingtonian Status Quo which has propelled Donald J. Trump.
And, these Vichy Republican Surrender Monkeys and the Perpetually Concerned Internet Trolls know it.
The indisputable fact of the matter is that, in “Open” Primaries, Trump did even better than he did in those primaries in which only Republicans could vote.
Trump built a Coalition.
Americans are fed up with the Washingtonian Status Quo.
We are tired of professional politicians’ empty promises and their failure to properly address the issues facing America, in any way, except a self-serving one.
Paul Ryan and the Vichy Republicans, as I dubbed the Republican Establishment a while back, still seem to hang onto a slim hope that they can, perhaps, somehow derail “The Trump Train”, through the “power” of Republican Moderation and Establishment “Gentility”, a “power” which has turned out to be as big a gross overestimation as the one regarding the invincibility of the RMS Titanic.
Average Americans will no longer tolerate a Republican Party who would rather be enablers of those who wish to “radically change” America, than be seen as opposing them.
The meteoric political success of Trump’s is partially a matter of timing.
Also, Trump is not afraid of hard work, as shown by his successful business career.
Trump has demonstrated at the past, as Rush mentioned, that he has great instincts.
These instincts have served him well in his Presidential Campaign.
Trump was in the right place at the right time with the right message.
Donald J. Trump is unabashedly American and an advocate for American Exceptionalism.
Trump speaks of “possibilities” and is offering a view from outside of the Washington Beltway.
The reason Trump is winning so many votes, including those of Democrats?
He is offering the possibility of a brand new “Morning in America”.
And. voters are desperate to wake up from this Long National Nightmare.
Tonight’s debate should be interesting.
Considering the documents affairs of Former President Bill Clinton and the Rumored bisexual affairs of the Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton with Donna Shalala, Huma Abedin and pardon the image, Yoko Ono, tonight’s Liberal Debate Moderator, the Democratic Party Plants in the Townhall Audience, and the Democratic Candidate had best tread lightly about bringing up this 11-year old video.
Hillary has an awfully big Glass House.
Until He Comes,