If you are wondering what is going on with the establishment GOP and their positioning, here is my diagram that explains it all …
With the exception of immigration, Donald Trump’s signature issue, both Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Jeb Bush have more conservative positions than Trump’s economic and social positions. In fact, Trump’s positions on immigration are now starting to overlap with those of Rubio, Bush, and Hillary Clinton. Considering that Trump emulated former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and became a Republican to jump the democrat “wait your turn” line, why should anyone believe that he is a conservative with conservative values. Trump has never been an “outsider” nor is he likely to ignore the dictates of the establishment on both sides of the aisle.
Ask yourself why Ted Cruz is so hated? He is the only person who stood up to the progressive opposition and fought for the Constitution, the rule of law, the civil society, and in recognition of the “consent of the governed,” the positions he promised his constituency. He has no problem with standing up and exposing Mitch McConnell as a liar. But, unlike Trump, he is not willing to sell out his core beliefs – therefore he must be mocked, ridiculed, and demonized by both sides.
Bottom line …
This election cycle has revealed many politicians for what they really are: self-serving, sniveling cowards who say one thing to their constituency and then do whatever they are told to do by the special interests. This election cycle has also exposed many journalists and commentators. Some, who professed to be conservative and wanting another Ronald Regan, stumbled all over themselves jumping on the Trump bandwagon. I no longer respect the people at Fox, Rush Limbaugh, Mike Savage, Breitbart (the site, not Andrew), Drudge, or a number of others who simply made excuses why Cruz shouldn’t be the nominee. The only man left standing as a constitutional conservative is Mark Levin who soldiers on each day as a shining example of a constitutional conservative – persuading with words rather than edicts.
We are so screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius