As elections draw closer, every day we now read of another RINO Never Trumper endorsing Joe Biden. Oh, no, Mr. Bill! Not another one! What ever will we do?
OK. Here is what we will do: We will do what all of America does. We will ignore them.
They have no constituency. Yes, a John Kasich can get elected governor of Ohio. But he will not influence 10 votes in the American presidential election. Nor will any others among them. If Trump had not already accomplished so much else, it would have been his crowning achievement that, for once and for all, he smoked out the phony Republicans, the phony conservatives. For once and for all, we can go beyond calling someone a RINO and noting that such people actually are not even core ideologues. They are the Big Government “Republicans” who gave us and promoted illegal immigration for the cheap labor, before even the Democrats got there. They shipped off our jobs overseas and killed our iron and steel industry, leaving us unprepared for wartime emergencies. They gave us the trade deals that always left American workers on the curb. They promoted amnesty and more amnesty, found ways to raise taxes even when telling us to read their lips. They gave us Supreme Court justices who proved indistinguishable from those of the Left Democrats. Now they would sell out this country because they are peeved that our president is, truth to tell, sometimes like a bull in search of a china shop.
Those of us who are deeply religious, who hold deep traditional values, indeed are not always comfortable with aspects of Donald Trump’s personality. I do not want American children or grown-ups hearing my president using the coarse word for derriere. In their wonderful country-music song, “She Never Cried When Ol’ Yeller Died,” the fabulous Confederate Railroad band sing these lyrics:
She never cried when Ol’ Yeller died.
She wasn’t washed in the blood of the lamb.
She never stood up for the Star-Spangled Banner,
And she wasn’t a John Wayne fan.
Her baby blue eyes had the warning signs:
That woman was bad to the bone.
She never cried when Ol’ Yeller died.
So do you think I’ll cry when she’s gone?
I can’t believe I just didn’t see
The writing there on the wall.
Listening to those Barry Manilow records
Was just one of her character flaws.
Sometimes she was rude, unnaturally crude,
But this good-ol’ boy let it pass.
But when she cussed in front of my mom
I told she could kiss my —
She never cried when old Yeller died …
Do you see what they did? As folksy and as “salt of the earth” as that band is, they would not include in their lyrics the noun for what she could kiss. Neither should our president. And for goodness sakes, to use the “F” word? The president of the United States of America? I hate to paraphrase the Democrat candidate who does not know what state he is in, but “Aw, c’mon, man.” The “F” word?
All of us religionists and traditionalists squirm with this president. Let him tweet from dusk to dusk — how else can he get his message heard without Left Media distortion? But our Peerless Leader does push the envelope. Yet we religionists voted for him in 2016. We again will vote for him as often as we can this time (alas, only once). And we will vote for him as often as he seeks the White House, like in 2028 and 2032, 2040 and 2044, and so on. We Orthodox rabbis, devout Catholic clerics and nuns, fundamentalist pastors, and others who live by the Word of G-d as we know it will vote for him again and again and again because the presidency is not the rabbinate or the ministry. The presidency is a post for a tough-as-nails leader of the Free World. A person who can stare down those who cheat our country financially, those who threaten us militarily. It is a post for someone with the guts, the strength, the courage, and the steam-rolling defiance to buck the Swamp, the system of corruption, and to make and keep America great again.
Face it. Our presidents rarely are people of spiritual greatness. John Kennedy pranced around the White House with women like Judith Exner and worse, while he had his Secret Service keeping Jackie in the dark. LBJ made his Cabinet members swim naked with him, and he kept the bathroom door open while he defecated. Nixon — ’nuff said. Carter never cussed or fooled around with women — but he was a Jew-hater and led us to the abyss. The Bushes both were decent people who led us over the economic abyss. It took one Bush to give us a Clinton and the other an Obama. As for Clinton, connect the dots: Gennifer, Juanita, Paula, Kathleen, Monica. Obama was a liar, a crook, who got rich from dealings with a felon.
The Never Trumpers want a Sunday School teacher? Who are we kidding here?
The alternatives are Biden–Harris. Biden is as corrupt, immoral, and dishonest as the day is long. He apparently stole another man’s wife. He lied so often about his own life, his own biography, that he was forced to withdraw from a prior presidential bid. He lies about everything — his grades in school, supposed dangerous missions to pin medals on real heroes. He is a bully. He insults people. We heard him use the “F” word, too. Lovely.
In the end, a vote for president is not a vote for America’s Chief Rabbi, America’s Cardinal, or America’s next Billy Graham. And the RINO Never Trumpers who would vote for Biden know it. They know that a Biden presidency would mean a Kamala Harris presidency, a packed Supreme Court that would end our system of justice in America, new statehood for Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and wherever else the Democrats can pull out new senators. They know it would assure massive new taxes, abortion on demand, and even legalizing killing newborn babies. It would turn our country’s 250 years on its head. Yet these “Republicans” would endorse Biden?
They have no constituency. Democrats do not look to them for voting ideas. Republican voters not only do not seek their guidance but even kicked them out. We care how Ana Navarro, a long-time Bush insider, will vote? How Jennifer Rubin, supposedly a Republican, whose every column in the Washington Post is to the left, will vote? These people have no compass. Now that we know how far off the cliff George Will has traveled, we care how he will vote? Let them vote as they please. And their disdain for Trump is our endorsement that we finally have the president we have sought since Reagan.
If Republicans looked to Jeff Flake for guidance, he would not have had to step out of the Senate when it was time for him to seek reelection. He lost his constituency. Democrats obviously rejected him, and Republicans did not want him. So he flaked. These Never Trumpers, coronated as “Republicans” by CNN and MSNBC and the New York Times, have no constituency. They follow a political line that only they can fathom. A line that says “I will vote Left and will take down America in order to oust Trump before he appoints another conservative justice or judge, builds another mile of southern wall, lowers another tax, expands domestic energy production, or intimidates another foe.” This is not an ideology that anyone other than a trained mental professional can fathom. We have expressions for this: Cut your nose to spite your face. Throw the baby out with the bath water.
Trump is not perfect. He is flawed. In part that is why he gets so much done. So Romney was more perfect? Such a gentleman that he got steamrolled by Candy Crowley. The McCain family would have us perceive that John was more perfect. Yes, they each were so perfect that they each lost an election against an utterly incompetent and unqualified Obama. They would not confront him. They would not call him out — the Reverend Wright, Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko. They just rolled over and did canine tricks while Obama fed them bones. Nevertheless, we dutifully held our noses and voted for McCain and Romney, and they still blew it. Having lost, they now are vindictive, jealous of the one who won. Kasich ran against Trump in 2016 and got nowhere. He had his chance.
The ones I have come to admire are the Lindsey Grahams, Rand Pauls, the Marco Rubios, and the Ted Cruzes. Trump insulted the heck out of each of them during the 2016 GOP primaries, often in ways that were deeply personal and inappropriate. Each emerged with ample reason to bear deep-seated grudges. Yet each set aside the personal grievances — to which they were entitled — for our country’s greater good. They kept their eyes on the prize. Each has worked famously alongside the president. They each deserve our honor and respect.
As for the Never Trumpers, let them endorse as they may. They are the politically homeless. Give them a bowl of soup, a clean needle, a blanket, and a place to micturate on the public square without further soiling themselves.