All aboard the high horse! That seems to be the call for many in the GOP who have been supporters of Donald Trump until today. The false sense of shock they’re trying to portray isn’t towards the words that Trump said. They’re shocked that he was caught and now they’re trying to backtrack on their support. They are cowards.
Here’s the thing, and this is very important to understand. The GOP politicians who are denouncing Trump now are either hypocrites or idiots. They’re hypocrites for knowing that this man displayed ZERO principles throughout his life and his campaign, but are jumping ship because he got caught being vulgar. If they didn’t know, then they’re absolute idiots. Either way, this is a clear indicator that the Republican Party is just as broken and corrupt as the Democratic Party.
I actually have more respect for those who are now sticking by Trump. At least those people can say, “Yes, we knew he was a pig and we chose to support him.”
To those politicians and pundits who are denouncing Trump at this late hour: your names are on record. It doesn’t matter what actions you take following the release of the tape. By declaring that you’re either a hypocrite or an idiot, you have announced to the world that your principles are as stained as Trump’s. You have fought to force this incompetent and immoral man into the highest political position in the world. By doing so, you have made it clear that you deserve neither my respect nor my future support. The GOP is dead. It’s time for a new party immediately.
Many are calling for Governor Mike Pence to ascend to the top of the ticket. The conservative in me likes this idea because, despite his surrender on religious liberties in Indiana, he would make a far better President than Hillary or Trump. The angry former Republican in me is shouting, “No, absolutely not!” The only people who are qualified to replace Trump are those who did not support him. If you replace Trump with a Trump supporter such as Pence, you’re still having to make excuses for not seeing Trump for who he was all along. That won’t fly. Anyone who supported Trump at any point in this campaign should not be allowed to replace him. It’s replacing the perpetrator with the enabler. That’s not acceptable.
As much as I opposed John Kasich through the primaries, I see him as the only realistic choice among the former candidates. Some have floated Mitt Romney. Others have mentioned Evan McMullin. All I know is that it absolutely should not be Pence. I won’t support the enabler.