We have a new arm of the Republican party, the #NeverTrump camp. Membership requires only that you are unhappy with the apparent presidential nominee and wish to send a message, although at this juncture it’s unclear exactly who you’re sending it to.
Membership thus far includes George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, Gov. Bruce Rauner, and John McCain. Still on the fence: Speaker Ryan. He says he’s not ready to endorse Trump yet.
You know who I bet is ready to endorse Trump? Paul’s primary opponent, Paul Nehlen:
The #NeverTrump camp expresses a wide range of issues with Trump: he blew up their son’s/brother’s campaign, they find him too coarse, they think he’s going to cost them the votes of illegal immigrants they were counting on…the reasons are many and varied.
Often cited are rock solid conservative principles – principles as we’ve seen are likely to be set aside as soon as your candidate is entrenched in office anyway. Butt sitting home on your principles or voting for a candidate from the other party whose principles you also don’t support seems, at best, counterproductive. Worse, it makes you a member of the #HillaryByProxy cabal.
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It is an unfortunate fact of life in general and politics in particular that we often must choose between the lesser of two evils. I am aware that many intellectual luminaries have opined that choosing between two evils is still choosing evil. Among the enlightened is chief Dead Head Jerry Garcia (RIP):
Do you vote? No. Why? I don't feel there's anything to vote for yet. Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. – Rolling Stone, 1989
I would take issue with the wisdom of such inaction. And if you’re to follow the advice of an old, dead, amoral celebrity on such a critical issue I would suggest you at least consider that of Mae West:
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
In fact, I think that might make a great slogan for the Trump campaign:
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network