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Why Republicans Should Want A Decisive Loss For Donald Trump In November

August 10, 2016

GOP strategist Rick Wilson argues in the New York Daily News that Donald Trump needs to be “on the business end of a decisive, humiliating defeat.

The first reason the loss at the polls needs to be total: to snuff out the corrosive fiction that the system is rigged. Trump hasn’t just leveled this charge, ridiculously, about the Republican primary, which he won despite the elites trying to stop him, and somewhat less ridiculously about the Democratic one. He’s now complaining before the fact that the November election will be fixed…

The second reason Trump needs to fall hard in November is that the Party of Lincoln needs a complete, top-to-bottom reset — one that completely purges the Trumpkins who believe racial animus is a governing philosophy and that their ignorant and angry primal screams can ever build a Republican majority.

  1. August 12, 2016 12:45 PM


    I am not trying to be dismissive about the mood of the voters, but simply know that when you write or others say ‘return America to the people’ that it rings hollow as this is the country and government that people voted for. Policy for most is not easy to talk about and so that leaves us with vague and meaningless generalities.

  2. August 12, 2016 12:05 PM

    I have spent the better part of this week on the River Road along the Mississippi River. During that time I talked with a variety of people such as diners or near our cabin we rented, etc. and asked about the state of the election. When people mentioned they wanted change I followed up with what change would look like the them. Not one person out of the many I talked with who spoke about change could offer up what that meant to them. Reminded me of a child who grows up to be either a Rep. or Dem because that is what the parents were. That echo mentality is very much alive in our politics this year, too.

  3. August 11, 2016 8:31 AM

    While trump is not much better than Hillary when it comes to presidential candidate what his run has done is told the professional political establishment that the American people are tired of the same Ol same Ol and they better wake up and start providing candidates that work for the people and not big money special interest and return America to the people.

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