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Whenever Any Form of Government Becomes Destructive To These Ends,
It Is The Right of the People to Alter Or To Abolish It,
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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The GOPe is Getting Desperate

From Erick Erickson:

Time to Prepare the Exit Strategy

It is time for Republicans to seriously consider an exit strategy as they grapple with the rise of Trump. It may be necessary for men and women of principle within the party to set the self-detonation sequence as they escape the ship to a new party. Trump and his angry band of supporters are starting to board and the GOP, as an entity, will be a terrible place to stay for many elected officials.

Already in Arizona the Democrats are attacking John McCain for saying he would support Donald Trump as the nominee. It is only going to get worse.

An independent bid would be difficult because of the signature requirements in places like Texas, but Rick Perry could potentially mount a successful bid.

However, it may be possible to launch a bid to adopt the Constitution Party as a new party of Republican resistance. The Constitution Party is in every state and would be an easier way to proceed than creating a new third party or launching an independent bid.

One thing is certain, however. Plans must be put forward now. Randy Barnett is right. The problem for the GOP is that Trump will be deeply destructive to down ballot races and could lead to a huge Republican vote staying home. Those Republicans not voting could cause devastation only a few years after the GOP saw its biggest gains since the late 1800’s.

Controlling so many state legislatures and Governors mansions could be advantageous in access for a Republican third party bid. Many of those incumbents understand that their survival depends on an alternative to Donald Trump.

If Trump wins the GOP nomination, Hillary Clinton is going to win the Presidency. But the GOP still has the potential to build a firewall of support for Republicans nationwide through a third party.

Planning needs to get underway immediately and the GOP needs to release that they waited too late on Trump, they should not wait so long that they cannot save themselves.

THE CONSTITUTION PARTY? REALLY?

 

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erik Erickson, Glenn Beck, National Review...these people have gone completely insane over Trump's candidacy. Not just crazy, totally berserk! I've never seen anything like this.

I ask National Review...When did you guys get an armada of 30+ national pundits to argue so vehemently against an Obama presidency? A freaking Marxist for crying out loud!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 3:33:00 pm  
Blogger Nicoenarg said...

Erick Erickson is trying to save face. Because he's been so wrong on Trump every step of the way now he's trying to pretend Trump hijacked the party and he's oh so hurt and baffled. The guy's acting like a maniac. The whole GOP is acting like a bunch of maniacs.

Like for example:

"The problem for the GOP is that Trump will be deeply destructive to down ballot races and could lead to a huge Republican vote staying home. Those Republicans not voting could cause devastation only a few years after the GOP saw its biggest gains since the late 1800’s."

WTF is he talking about. GOP numbers so far are WAY higher than both 2008 and 2012 and are even higher than Dem numbers 2008. This fear mongering just because the guy they want isn't winning is ridiculous.

These "conservatives" have turned into liberals to attack Trump. Its what baffled me about Cruz campaign and now its what all of GOP has taken on as the "thing to do" to stop Trump.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 3:45:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

There will be NO FIREWALL if these morons bolt, just as there will be no firewall if Trump is stripped on some late ballot.

If these idiots go this way, they are PROBABLY giving up the senate, maybe the house, and certainly the presidency and SCOTUS.

And wait until that sets in summer 2017 and the real hate begins

Maybe this is how it was when the Whigs collapsed.

It's HIDEOUS.

The internet is going berserk

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 3:54:00 pm  
Blogger midnight rider said...

"The internet is going berserk"

Whodda thunk even a few months ago that IBA would be a web haven for SANE RATIONAL campaign conversation?

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 8:06:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

MR,
LOL!

No kidding!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 8:23:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Oh, now THAT IS FUNNY!!!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 9:35:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

The only precedent for that is when we stood against the European Ethnic Nationalists.

Hilarious.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 9:36:00 pm  

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