Michael Gaynor
The unholy anti-Trump alliance between the left and selfish Republican politicians
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By Michael Gaynor
June 10, 2016

The Republican politicians who are not supporting Trump now may not be idiots, but they certainly are useful to Hillary Clinton.

Charles Dudley Warner was right: "Politics makes strange bedfellows."

That means that "[p]olitical interests can bring together people who otherwise have little in common" (www.dictionary.com/browse/politics-makes-strange-bedfellows).

That can be either good or bad.

It will be harder for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to make American great and appoint judges who will follow the law instead of legislate from the bench, thanks to some sore losers and "rule or ruin" establishment Republicans. The Clinton may not be grateful, but they must be delighted,

Trump shocked the Republican political establishment by winning convincingly, besting sixteen rivals.

Jeb Bush has a father and a brother who served as President of the United States, but his mother was right when she opined that he should not run for President. Trump knocked him out of the race relatively easily, and Jeb has shown himself to be a sore loser.

Likewise Scott Walker, the Governor of Wisconsin, whom so-called experts figured could win the Republican presidential nomination and then watched his presidential campaign collapse quickly.

Likewise Marco Rubio, the Senator from Florida, who was crushed by Trump in his home state's primary.

Likewise John Kasich, the Governor of Ohio, who left the race last but never attracted substantial support outside Ohio (where he won the primary).

Likewise Ted Cruz, the Senator from Texas who topped Trump in the Iowa caucuses by attacking "New York values" but thereby gave Trump to make a superb rebuttal that telegraphed that Trump could be presidential. Trump proceeded to shut out Cruz in delegates in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island and Indiana. Trump won every county in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island and every Congressional district in Indiana.

After Indiana, Cruz and finally the dogged Kasich suspended their campaigns.

Trump was not part of the Republican political establishment, however. As a result, even though Trump won more votes than any other Republican ever won in a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and all seventeen participants in the Republican debates had pledged to support the winner, not all of his rivals have endorsed him.

The obvious reasons are that they are sore losers and/or selfish. some of them believe they personally will be better off politically if Trump loses the general election.

All of them should put the country first, but their ambition seems to be stopping them.

So they are very useful to the Clinton machine conducting its fourth presidential campaign, this time for Hillary Clinton for the second time.

Bottom line: Only two persons can be elected President next November: Trump or Hillary Clinton.

That is political reality.

It's an easy choice for Republicans, Independents and Reagan Democrats who want to make America great again.

But personal agendas are being prioritized by ambitious Republican politicians joining with the Left to promote the myths that Trump is a racist and a mkisogynist.

If Republican politicians think they can win the votes of Trump supporters by refusing to support Trump for President, they are deluding themselves.

In trying to explain what Trump considers unfair rulings by a federal district court judge appointed by President Obama, Trump speculated that the judge's Mexican ancestry might explain it.

That may or may not be true.

See, for example "Trump's Judge Gonzalo Curiel is a suspected lawbreaker by Jim Kouri" (http://conservativebase.com/trumps-judge-gonzalo-curiel-a-suspected-lawbreaker-by-jim-kouri/):

"Unfortunately, the news media preferred to cover Trump's media battle with Judge Gonzalo Curiel taking the side of the Obama-appointed federal jurist. What they failed to cover is the fact Curiel broke the very laws he swore to uphold and enforce. By this own admission, Judge Curiel helped an illegal alien get a scholarship to an American university, thereby aiding and abetting a lawbreaker."

In an case, it is NOT racist to wonder if other persons are biased.

Yet MSNBC's Mike Brezinski is demanding that Trump apologize "for the first time in his life."

Probably so she then can claim Trump is an ADMITTED racist.

Do "liberals" now want to claim that wondering whether someone else is a racist demonstrates that the wonderer is a racist, or is there a special exception for Trump or rich white men?

Do "conservatives" like Speaker Paul Ryan and Governor Walker really think that?

Or are they looking forward to the next presidential election?

Communists Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin used the term "useful idiots" ("polyezniv idiots") to describe sympathizers in the West who blindly supported Communists.

The Republican politicians who are not supporting Trump now may not be idiots, but they certainly are useful to Hillary Clinton.

These Republican politicians should remember what has been happening during the Age of Obama and reflect on these memorable Lenin quotes: "The goal of socialism is communism" and "Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world."

The success of Bernie Sanders, the acknowledged socialist serving as a Senator from Vermont who gave Hillary Clinton a much closer race than was generally expected in large part by doing very well with Millenials, should make those ambitious Republican politicians who want to fight against Trump instead of for him realize the error of their ways.

Trump is NOT the problem.

Trump is the solution.

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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)

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