If You Play With Fire, You’ll Get Burned

The demise of the GOP (and why)

Norbrook's Blog

Over the past month and change, I’ve watched various factions within the Republican Party have a meltdown over Donald Trump’s success in the Republican primaries.  While he was once seen as a fringe candidate, someone who was running for to stroke their own ego and gain publicity, his winning primaries and delegates to the point where he is likely to be the party’s nominee is causing real panic.   There’s now talk of a brokered convention, or massaging the rules to deny him the top  spot on the ballot.   The party establishment is horrified by him, not just because they think he’s not a “true conservative,” but because he’s saying things that are outrageous.  In “normal years” those would be a campaign killer, but instead it only builds his popularity with primary voters.   They shouldn’t have been surprised by that.

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Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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4 Responses to If You Play With Fire, You’ll Get Burned

  1. Bob McGill says:

    Gee, I wouldn’t say it is the demise of the Republican Party, more like the demise of politics as usual. 😉


  2. pystew says:

    Bob, how do you feel about the author saying that the only difference with republicans and the KKK is that they don’t wear gowns and hoods and they don’t burn crosses on lawns?


  3. Deb Meeker says:

    Tom Reed defends his choice of Presidential candidate by basically saying – anyone is better than Obama’s Clinton. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric links Reed with anti-Semitic stereotyping, dreadful warmongering, vulgar derision of girls and women, and over all demagoguery.
    Reed has traded in his cloak of being a moderate, for the white hood of flaming hate mongering.
    What crowd will Tom Reed be left with when against his own party’s and Libertarian demands, he embraced the flames?


  4. whungerford says:

    Tom Reed notoriously promises what he can’t deliver: repeal the NYS Safe Act, balanced budget without taxes, prosperity from trickle-down, … No wonder voters are impatient having been promised easy, no-pain solutions to real problems that can never be fulfilled.


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