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Trump’s Biggest Donors – Paul Ryan & Mitch McConnell

Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

As of last Friday, the two biggest in-kind contributors to the Donald Trump for President Campaign are establishment Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and establishment Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

While establishment Republicans seem unable to connect their actions to Trump's rise, the Republican establishment needs to look no further than the omnibus spending bill they forced through Congress on Friday and the cynical lies they told voters in 2014 and over the course of the past year to understand how Donald Trump’s campaign came to be, and the white hot rage at the betrayals of America’s working families by Washington’s ruling elite that fuels it.

By ending the year passing an impenetrable 2,000+ page spending bill that gives Obama everything he wants, and by refusing to put up even a pro-forma fight on anything – from funding for Planned Parenthood and amnesty for illegal aliens, to the importation of jihad through the Syrian refugee resettlement program, to OKing Obama’s extra-constitutional regulatory overreach at the EPA, IRS and countless other federal agencies, and adding trillions to the deficit and debt, despite tax collections standing at record levels, Ryan and McConnell have given Donald Trump another huge boost.

Yet, establishment Republicans, increasingly desperate to derail Trump’s candidacy, seem completely unable to understand how they have made Trump’s rise possible, or what has sustained his campaign through a series of comments and personal attacks on his fellow Republican candidates that have induced outrage in America’s establishment media and country clubs – and standing ovations and record-breaking crowds at Trump rallies across the country.

To simplify it for Messers Ryan and McConnell – Trump is winning because he’s running against you, not President Obama, not Hillary Clinton, and certainly not Jeb Bush, the hapless target of his most recent round of insults; he’s running against your failure to put so much as speed bump in the road of Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.

And every time voters see Speaker Paul Ryan or Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on TV claiming “we got a lot of good stuff done” Trump picks-up another point or two in the national polls.

And why wouldn’t he, when McConnell and Ryan and most other GOP leaders have failed to produce one thing that they promised voters in 2014?

Indeed, practically everything they have done since 2014 makes Trump more attractive, and passing the omnibus, despite overwhelming grassroots opposition, was like throwing gasoline on the fire.

So, hold up your hand if you think Donald Trump would be leading the pack in the Republican presidential primary if principled limited government constitutional conservatives led the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

The good news is that Trump’s rise as a commentator and critic of the Republican establishment’s failure to confront Obama has also fueled Ted Cruz’s rise, and with it a series of mature, well-thought-out conservative prescriptions for how to undo the disasters perpetrated by Obama, Ryan and McConnell.

The passage of the omnibus marks a new phase in the presidential campaign and signals the undoubted demise of whatever hope Jeb Bush and the other establishment candidates might have had to redeem their campaigns and regain some momentum going into the Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina contests.

The only remaining question for conservatives and Republicans to answer is whether they choose the incendiary and unpredictable commentary of Mr. Trump or the proven limited government constitutional conservatism of Senator Cruz to represent them in the contest against Hillary Clinton in November.

Click here to read my endorsement of Senator Ted Cruz for President and click here to read the media reaction to my endorsement of Senator Cruz.

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McConnell and Rat Ryan donors for Trump Success

Well said. Your article makes a very valid point in Trump's favor. The tag team of McConnell and Rat Ryan in congress further alienates the GOP voters to anyone who represents a sitting member of congress, the rino good old go along get along boys and girls, the business as usual rinos, the dynasty candidates. The last bill passed was the current leadership of the senate and house siding quite clearly with the Obama tag team of Reid and Pelosi who have always served Obama's agenda of the fundamental destruction of this country. And now, the in house GOP candidates can not recover from the stigma. But, does anyone want more of the same anyway? None of these sitting politicians have done a thing to change the status quo. The legal constituents of this country are truly FED UP and are voting accordingly. Trump is a refreshing change. Cruz is coming along but in reality will polarize the campaign. Good man but he needs to learn to work the aisle a bit.