Letter To The Editor
(Robert Kessler) – The emergence of Donald Trump as the GOP Presidential candidate has prompted some interesting discussions about ‘Republican principles.’
The Las Vegas Review-Journal (May 7, 2016) reports that House Speaker Paul Ryan is reluctant to support Donald Trump’s candidacy until he’s convinced that Trump will bring “the kind of Republican principles and ideas that can win the support of the American people this November.”
What Speaker Ryan seems to miss is that the Republican principles and ideas that actually win the support of the American people are almost diametrically opposite to ‘Republican principles’ as practiced in Washington. Real Republican values are Conservative values, and all Republican candidates eagerly campaign as Conservatives. But once elected, they join the Establishment and even work to marginalize the genuine Conservatives.
Republicans were given majorities in both the House and Senate based on promises to cut spending and stop Obama’s lawless dictates. But they have surrendered to Obama and the Democrats on every important issue.
Speaker Ryan, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Establishment Republicans are no longer trusted by Republican voters. We’d rather take our chances with a wild card like Donald Trump. Shut up and sign on. Or go home.