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Tom Tomorrow
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Efforts by the Republican establishment to “stop Trump” are virtually guaranteed to fail. Why? For three main reasons:

1. Just what the heck are they going to use to scare people away from Trump that GOP voters don’t already know about him? That he has no government experience? That he isn’t a “true” conservative?

2. If Trump is elected president, what could he do that hasn’t already been done by other Republican presidents? There are things they could say that might stop people from voting for Trump, but those are also good reasons to not vote for any current Republican for president.

3. The things the establishment doesn’t like about Trump are the reasons people are supporting him. Like his lack of government experience. Or the fact that he isn’t politically correct. Or that he is racist.

I mean, what is the worst thing that Trump could do as president? Start stupid wars that cost trillions of dollars and half a million lives? Destroy the economy and millions of jobs, like their last president did? Siphon billions of dollars to his cronies, like their last VP did with Halliburton? Shut down the government, like Reagan, Bush Sr., Newt Gingrich, and Ted Cruz did? How about torture or other war crimes?

They can complain he’s not a social conservative, but what kind of success have the Republicans had on social issues like abortion and gay rights?

Or they can complain he’s not a fiscal conservative, but the last three GOP presidents all increased the deficit and two of them raised taxes more than Obama did with the ACA.

It doesn’t even matter that he isn’t actually a successful businessman. He plays one on TV, and (unfortunately) that’s close enough.



  1. Jonah wrote:

    Worst thing he could do may be to start a presidential reality show 🙂

    Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:42 am | Permalink
  2. ThatGuy wrote:

    The worst thing our previous GOP President did may well be enabling Trump (or someone similar) to find so much success in our political system.

    Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:09 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    He could rename the country to Trump-USA

    Friday, March 11, 2016 at 9:51 am | Permalink
  4. Carter Shmeckle wrote:

    “What if he’s in a locker room with Putin someday.”

    LMAO. Until the picture popped in my mind.

    Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11:52 am | Permalink
  5. David Freeman wrote:

    The absolute worst thing presidente trump could do would be to win a second term.

    Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11:54 am | Permalink
  6. Jwhat wrote:

    This will sound crazy because it very well could be….BUT….is it possible that Trump is so confident in being able to get things done because he will ignore the Hastert Rule? He could provide cover for some of the more moderate Republicans to join with moderate Democrats to actually pass legislation. I not an expert on House rules and Speaker Ryan may be able to stop an effort like this but if this could happen I could see why Republicans are so scared of a Trump presidency. Something like this scenario could throw 40 years of effort out the window.

    Friday, March 11, 2016 at 4:46 pm | Permalink
  7. Hassan wrote:

    Marco Rubio yesterday admitted that he (and most likely all GOP politicians) agree with Donald Trump about Muslims, but being president (or running for president) you cannot say these things out loud.

    Friday, March 11, 2016 at 6:36 pm | Permalink