#NeverTrump: We Told You He Would Kill Us, but You Didn’t Listen

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 at 7:47 am
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Trump’s failure may not only cause long-term damage to the Republican Party, but the fracture could be so deep the two factions could break apart for good, with anti-Trump conservatives on one side and the pro-Trump forces on the other.

“My basic belief is that despite a desire to rebuild a big tent, either the Trump faction… will have to leave or be forced out, or those of us who think that the GOP should actually stand for something and nominate decent people should set up a new party,” said Eliot Cohen, a former counselor of the State Department during the Bush administration.

Donald Trump spent the 48 hours following his debate performance in St. Louis escalating a war of words against his fellow Republicans. Rather than focusing his fire on opponent Hillary Clinton, he attacked GOP lawmakers who have disavowed or distanced themselves from him. McCain was “foul-mouthed.” House Speaker Paul Ryan was a “very weak and ineffective leader.”

There’s a sense of sobriety in the Never Trumpers who opposed Trump as the nominee months before he became the party’s official pick in July. “Most of the fellow Republicans I know are reacting the same way they’d react to a horrific car crash on the interstate,” quipped Dan Drezner, a GOP commentator who teaches at Tufts University.

But they also feel a slight—an ever-so-slight—twinge of satisfaction for being right all along.

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5 Responses to “#NeverTrump: We Told You He Would Kill Us, but You Didn’t Listen”

  1. ejazzyjeff on 13/13/16 at 1:32 pm

    “… failure may not only cause long-term damage to the Republican Party, but the fracture could be so deep the two factions could break apart for good.”

    Where has this dipsh!t of a writer been the pass eight years. The Republican Party can only blame themselves for the damage. This is how Trump became what he is today

  2. Mr. Sunshine on 13/13/16 at 2:54 pm

    Not standing up to obama and being globalist open borders shills are what killed the GOP.
    Also the republicans pose as some opposition party while never intending to do anything to slow the disastrous far left agenda.
    The populist anger and discontent directed towards the uniparty will still be there even if Trump fails.

  3. Greg Hall on 15/15/16 at 9:24 am

    DJT’s issues will not split the republican party. The Republican party has been split for decades. The nevertrumpers aren’t conservatives. I call them undocumented dims. It won’t be just a party that is split if the dims-undocumented dims-lamestream media- steal the election. If the USSR can break up into multiple sovereign nations, so can our US of A.

    build the wallS

  4. Drew on 18/18/16 at 5:34 am

    ” those of us who think that the GOP should actually stand for something and nominate decent people should set up a new party”!!!
    Constitutional Party?

  5. Quartermaster on 20/20/16 at 9:01 am

    Trump is the result of the GOPe running as conservative then governing as the leftists they are. At present, Trump is the only chance of having a viable GOP going forward, but the faux-conservatives running the hatefests at Red State and National Review have outed themselves for what they actually. Fakes are all they are.

    @Drew
    There is already a Constitutional Party. I would suggest Conservatives leave the GOP and let the GOPe have it. They will have a rump party that will win little and have constantly declining influence in future elections. Even Lincoln, as bad as he was, would repudiate the GOPe and it’s time conservatives repudiate the GOP.