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Wed Jun 8, 2016, 12:44 PM


GOP Lawmakers Wake Up To The Nightmare: Trump Ain't Changing [View all]


When Donald Trump emerged as the presumptive Republican nominee in May, a GOP in denial reassured itself that the divisive, name-calling candidate who dominated the primaries would make a dignified turn toward the general election. A month later, Republicans are beginning to wake up. Trump might never change. “For those of us who had hoped we would see the 2.0 version, I think the realization is coming that we got what we got,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) who has yet to endorse Trump. “That is not somebody who can win the White House.”

For months, Trump has made remarks and taken policy stances that many warned were dangerous, unlawful and even racist. Instead of moderating since he emerged as the party’s presumptive nominee, he kicked it up a notch with a sustained, racially-tinged attack on a federal judge presiding over lawsuits against his business.

With Trump’s repeated claims that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Latino heritage made him biased against the mogul -- claims that he continued to make even after widespread GOP condemnation -- Republicans are not only growing increasingly aware that there nominee may squander their best chance in years to put a Republican in the White House. They are now openly worried that Trump’s behavior could imperil the GOP for generations with minority voters.

“It's time to quit attacking various people that you competed with or various minority groups within the country and get on message," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday during his Capitol Hill press conference. He repeated his serious concerns that Trump could alienate Latino voters from the GOP in the same way that 1964's nominee Barry Goldwater turned off African American voters from the party for decades.



I have watched in satisfaction as out and out pure racists and bigots such as the shallow-end-of-the-gene-pool mouth breathers at cesspools such as Free Republic, etc, have tossed off all pretence of the intellectual conservatism of the Old Right (ie H. L. Mencken, Russell Kirk, Robert A. Taft, etc) and laid bare their simple-minded, naked, inherent racism and ethnographic scapegoating.

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