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Sorry Friends, If You Are #NeverTrump Then You Are #4Hillary

On December 9, 2015 when I endorsed Ted Cruz for President I said, “conservatives and Republicans are often not the same. However, they definitely have one thing in common: They desperately want to win the White House in 2016. For Democrats this election is important, but for Republicans and conservatives 2016 is not just crucial to the survival of this country and constitutional liberty – it is the ball game.” 

In the seven months since I made that statement the picture has gotten bleaker than it was back then. I still think Ted Cruz is the best candidate conservatives had in the race, but he is unfortunately not the candidate who won a majority of the delegates – that distinction goes to Donald Trump – and it is to Trump that right-Richard Viguerieof-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberty are to survive. 

And make no mistake, this election is about the survival of the country that Donald Trump has promised to make great again. Obama, Hillary Clinton and their far-left allies have increased the tempo of their assaults on constitutional liberty and the external threats to our national security and domestic tranquility have grown ever greater. 

Why then, in the face of the indisputable threats facing our country, would mature men and women who purport to be leaders of the Republican Party and the conservative movement do anything that strengthens Hillary Clinton, that gives her even one more vote? 

I find it very strange that many of the same individuals who decry Donald Trump’s deviations from conservative orthodoxy were quick to try to explain away the Romney family’s support for Planned Parenthood and other decidedly anti-conservative organizations and institutions. 

And I find it stranger still that many of the Republicans and alleged conservatives who huddle over their smartphones tweeting outrage over Trump’s kneecapping of his various primary opponents were on strict radio silence when Romney did much the same thing to Newt Gingrich. 

If you are angry and think Trump can’t be trusted or that he won’t fulfill his promises I say grow up and get in the real world – no politician, including Ronald Reagan the greatest president of my life time, fulfills 100% of their campaign promises.  

The question is not will Trump bat 1000? It is will Trump try to undo the damage eight years of Obama and a feckless GOP Congress have inflicted upon America? And the undoubted answer to that is YES. 

And in this dangerous environment I can think of nothing that is more disrespectful of the dire situation facing our country than the idea lately propounded by Bill Kristol that some obscure writer for National Review has a legitimate claim to enter the presidential contest because Donald Trump is not a conservative – this is nothing more than a fraternity house prank, and a demeaning one at that. 

For those who say they are #NeverTrump because “Donald Trump is not a conservative” on this and that issue I’m curious as to what version of conservatism they subscribe to – the George W. Bush version that says Islam is a religion of peace and led us into an apparently endless and inconclusive war in the Middle East, or the Donald Trump version that says defeat radical Islam wherever we find it? 

Or maybe it is the Paul Ryan version of conservatism that says we should fund Obama’s extra-constitutional amnesty for illegal aliens, the Planned Parenthood Industry of Death and a grotesque list of crony government raids on the taxpayers for things like “green energy” and bailouts of Puerto Rico? 

The fact of the matter is that when one examines the views of many of the Republican and allegedly conservative #NeverTrump holdouts they are a lot closer to Hillary Clinton and the rest of the DC elite than they are to the views of the millions of country class citizens who turned-out to support Donald Trump. 

Many #NeverTrump adherents seem to reject even a conversation about the threat of radical Islam. They are all about the econometric model of open borders that is supported by both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and far-left racial interest groups, and they have no interest in cutting spending or limited government, because government power is how they enforce their elitist views on the rest of us. 

If this is standing for conservative principles I must have missed a turn in the road between the day in 1961 when I was hired as Executive Secretary of Young Americans for Freedom and today’s debate over whether or not the congressional Republican leaders who presided over an 80%+ increase in a national debt that now stands at over $18 trillion should get their hands dirty by endorsing Donald Trump. 

The news media and DC’s elite pundits like to dance around the facts with euphemisms like “spoiler,” but it is time for those Republicans and conservatives who say they are #NeverTrump to come clean and to look in the mirror and repeat this list:

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton appointing three or four Supreme Court Justices. 

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton appointing hundreds of Federal Court Judges. 

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton stripping me of my Second Amendment rights. 

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton using the power of the IRS and other federal agencies to terminate my First Amendment rights and the First Amendment rights of other Conservatives. 

I’m OK with Hillary Clinton expanding Obama’s open borders and unlimited immigration policies. 

And, I’m OK with the Hillary Clinton deciding the outer limits of my freedom of conscience and whether or not I can worship God and raise my children as my conscience dictates. 

I say to anyone who claims to be a #NeverTrump conservative, look in the mirror and read that list, and if this is you, then be honest and admit that you prefer Hillary Clinton in the White House and why. Then drop the charade and have the guts to defend your choice to advance Hillary Clinton’s campaign and take ownership of the destruction of liberty and constitutional government that her election will surely bring.

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Lesser of 2 evils

I honestly don't think Trump is that much better than Hillary (who will be terrible) other than one clear exception, the Supreme Court. And as a result I'll vote for Trump. I wish someone would tell him that hammering Susanna Martinez will cost him votes. And that having rabbit ears and thin skin will cost him votes. At some point he has to act like a president or it will cost him votes. And he doesn't have to be come a cookie cutter politician, but he needs to modulate his approach at some point or it will cost him votes. Grow up Donald, this isn't about you, it's about we the people and those that love you no matter what are already giving you their vote. And those of us who can't stand the thought of Hillary or Bernie are giving you our vote. Now you need to influence enough of the rest of the country to do the same so you can win. If you don't the rest of us will be left holding the bag with a 5-4 progressive liberal edge on the court, and likely 6-3 edge in the next 8 years. And I don't think we'll recover from that in my lifetime. Those of you that are Trump acolytes, broaden the tent with your rhetoric and help other people see the upside so we get the votes we need to win. I'm reminded of the people who wouldn't vote for Mitt because he wasn't conservative enough. And so we ended up with 4 more of Obama. Well the Trump camp needs to expand it's tent as well
and maybe we'll squeak by with a win. At least that's my prayer, hope it doesn't fall on deaf ears.

Thank you

for finally coming around...what you have written should be read by every single #nevertrump supporter...over and over again until they realize the wisdom of your words.

I say shame on all the candidates who were having hissy fits that DJT wasn't going to sign the 'I WILL support the eventual candidate' agreement. Now look/listen to them as they all cower away in the corner...cowards one and all! If they want to destroy our country, then let them all continue to cover their eyes, stick their fingers in their ears while singing lalalala and may they be the first to feel the pain if their non-support of our candidate enables HRC - or the JB/EW team - to occupy the White House and destroy the greatest nation in the world.

Shameless egotists one and all - they can't think beyond the moment. When the Supreme Court is filled with liberals because of their SELFISHNESS - when the nation becomes another Venezuela because of the 'EVERYTHING IS FREE' mindset of the progressive/liberals - they should be put in public stocks throughout the country and left there to rot!

Gee...do you want me to tell you what I really think!

Trump and Obama

Many Trump supporters despise in Barack Obama the very things they admire about Trump. For example, Trump's seeming demand for absolute fealty, intolerance toward having his positions (such as they are) questioned, etc. How can Richard Viguerie reconcile this realty with the position he has taken in this piece? Or, to borrow a quote from Hillary Rotten Clinton, Her Thigh Rash, do we need to engage in the willing suspension of disbelief to embrace Trump?

Trump vs Hillary

Um, yes. For all of the reasons listed by Mr. Viguerie in his excellent article.

Trump's Main Difference from Obama

Sure, they have so many things in common -like, let's see, they're both men, they both reside in the United States, and they both have wives and children. So, yeah, they're almost like the same person.

Of course, that's ridiculous. The important thing to note is not how they have some similar personality traits (according to YOU), but what their POLITICAL differences are. Obama is trying to destroy this country with his liberal actions; Trump on the other hand is intent on saving it for all the citizens, not just himself.

Hillary or America

The jobs report says America is in trouble and that the trouble will only get worse. It makes perfect sense to continue the policies that have brought us here. Since we hate America, want it to fail, want our people relegated to serfdom, part time work, and welfare, we should be all in for Mrs. Clinton.

Down with America and up with Big Sister!

Who cares about her server when we have the huge opportunity to be her servants?!!