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A Republican “Surrender” To Hillary?

Our friends at The Daily Caller have some great investigative reporters and opinion writers, so they may be forgiven for the occasional misfire in their editorial judgement.  

However, their choice to hire Jamie Weinstein as a “senior writer” and their choice to publish his “The Case For A Negotiated Republican Surrendered to Hillary” in our view brings both their personnel and editorial judgement into serious question. 

Hillary ClintonWeinstein is the boyfriend of Michelle Fields, the former Breitbart reporter whose unfounded allegations of assault against Donald Trump’s then-campaign manage Corey Lewandowski briefly had Lewandowski under police investigation before he was cleared of the charges. 

But Weinstein’s obvious bias against Trump and his organization isn’t really the issue that concerns us, it is the fraternity house prank level idea that he advocated on the pages of what is allegedly a serious journal of news and opinion from the conservative perspective. 

Premising his article on an idea he gleaned from a tweet, (intellectual depth gauge warning blaring) Weinstein proposes “top Republican and conservative leaders should band together and offer Hillary a deal to rescind their endorsements of Trump and endorse her in exchange for some policy concessions.” 

Never mind how well “policy concessions” with Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have worked out for Republicans, Weinstein proposes trading the presidency of Hillary Clinton and a Cabinet yet-to-be-named for a first-round draft pick for the Supreme Court. 

Setting aside the absurdity of trying to actualize such an agreement, because as many as three or four Supreme Court seats could turnover in the next eight years, it falls far short of what could be achieved by buckling down and working with Trump to defeat Hilary Clinton. 

However, after offering his bongs-worth of advice on Supreme Court nominations Weinstein gets down to his real agenda; amnesty for illegal aliens and raising the federal minimum wage among other “conservative” policies. 

“In addition to a public endorsement, the Republican legislators might agree to do everything they can to push through a Gang of Eight-style immigration bill if Hillary is elected. They might also promise to do their best to get her an up-or-down vote on any Supreme Court nominations she makes during her first term. If she demands it, they even (sic) agree to help her achieve a federal minimum wage increase.” 

In other words, in their “surrender” to Hillary Clinton, Republicans in the legislative branch should abandon all pretense of actually standing for any conservative principles, in addition to anointing Mrs. Clinton as President. 

In the ideal world imagined by some alleged “conservative intellectuals” powering the #NeverTrump cabal, Hillary Clinton would have been indicted and knocked-out of the race for President and Donald Trump will be replaced by an as yet unidentified perfect conservative candidate, perhaps an obscure National Review writer or a former Goldman Sachs employee, whom the voters will anoint as the next President of the United States. 

Of course none of this ever was, or is, going to happen, but some of our conservative friends, for whom we are rapidly losing respect, can’t seem to stop wishing for the election they want, instead of concentrating on winning the election they have. 

However, despite this lack of ability to focus on winning, the tools to win are actually there, in a way they haven’t been available to Republicans in the past several presidential election cycles. 

First, and perhaps most importantly, we have a candidate – Donald Trump – who is a fighter and who will take the fight to Hillary Clinton and the Democrats in a way John McCain and Mitt Romney never would or could. 

Second, we have the makings of a new and energetic conservative – populist coalition that clearly represents majority opinion on major issues that move voters; securing our borders, winning the war Islam has declared on the West, rebuilding our economy and creating jobs, and standing for law and order, to name but a few. 

Third, in Hillary Clinton we have an opponent who has just been labeled by the Director of the FBI a liar who was extraordinarily careless with classified national security information, and who remains under multiple investigations for that and the corruption of her eponymous Clinton Foundation. 

Fourth, Republican political alignment is stronger than it has been in generations: Republicans hold 31 governorships, and 54 Senators and 247 Members of the House of Representatives are Republicans, this is the strongest the Republican national party has been since the 1929-1931 election cycle. 

Fifth, the Democratic Party has moved far to the Left under Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. It is now the party of same-sex bathrooms, same-sex marriage, government paid abortions, gun confiscation, open borders, job killing trade deals and the endless importation of welfare-dependent aliens. These policies are deeply offensive to millions of Americans who can be motivated to vote for change if they are presented with a change agenda – which Donald Trump is doing, despite the criticism and opposition of the Republican establishment. 

Finally, and perhaps second only in importance to Trump’s willingness to take the fight straight at Hillary Clinton, is his commitment to confront the elitism that is poisoning our society and to fight for America’s forgotten working families. 

The notion that Republicans and conservatives should “surrender” to Hillary Clinton is a childish and destructive proposition that perpetuates the idea that “Hillary won’t be that bad.”  

Setting aside the lessons of the James Buchanan presidency, this folly can be rebutted by any number of metrics, the millions of Muslim immigrants from terrorist hotspots that she has committed to allow in to America and the millions of illegal aliens already here that she has committed to amnesty are just two that come immediately to mind. 

We know there’s no negotiating on our issues with Hillary Clinton, so it is to Trump that right-of-center voters will have to look if our country and constitutional liberties are to survive, and it is to us that Trump must look to find the votes necessary to win the election.  

The future of our country is at stake in this election. If one is truly committed to governing America according to conservative principles then it is time to stop engaging in fraternity house pranks and wishing for an election that was never going to be, and to buckle down to do the work to win the election we have.

You can read Weinstein's sophomoric exercise in intellectual onanism through this link.

George Rasley is editor of ConservativeHQ, a member of American MENSA and a veteran of over 300 political campaigns, including every Republican presidential campaign from 1976 to 2008. He served as lead advance representative for Governor Sarah Palin in 2008 and has served as a staff member, consultant or advance representative for some of America's most recognized conservative Republican political figures, including President Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. He served in policy and communications positions on the House and Senate staff, and during the George H.W. Bush administration he served on the White House staff of Vice President Dan Quayle.

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A Republican Surrender To Hillary

Jamie Weinstein is a nut he knows Republicans who are Conservative will never surrender the elections to appease crooked Hillary Clinton only her crony RINOS friends will.
Donald J. Trump is going to be the next President of the United States when he takes office in January 2017. Instead of surrendering to Hillary Clinton
and Democrats policies she will be going to prison and not get to be President she has poor judgement, she is a left wing liberal with backward ideas for this country and her policies are out of touch with the American people.
We know that the Establishment Republican RINOS are working against Mr. Donald J. Trump a with hunt, but the American people have heard and want what Donald J. Trump has to offer them stopping illegal immigration, creating jobs, preserving our 2nd amendment rights, and protection of the unborn. The Republican establishment can't win because the American people have spoken and agree with Mr. Trumps policies on core issues from economic
immigration and social issues. Conservative Republican will never surrender to Hillary Clinton and her crony Establishment RINOS Conservatives will continue to fight back and become stronger with their grassroots movement.
It is NEVER HILLARY Instead, ALWAYS Donald J. Trump.

Always Liberal

The republican establishment is surrendering to Hillary, but it's a willing surrender. The establishment has been liberal for years. We just ate their conservative campaign talking points and suffered their governing betrayals for too many cycles. Why do the same thing over again when it doesn't work? Why vote for the same people over again when they haven't worked?

THEY are the ones who have the nation in a mess. Why put them back in power again?

Surrender hell, attack!

When in the Hell have progressives come all the way to our side of the aisle? The conservative side, not the RINO side. We need to elect new and replace wore out republicans. Republicans that are unapologetically patriotic, conservative and Constitutional. Republicans with enough style, finesse and courage to turn this train wreck around. Enough conviction to take on the mainstream media and cultural elites. Dynamic enough to awaken the dying American Spirit.

Republican Surrender

Surrender seems to come naturally for the Republican Elite, they have been caving in so often to Harry Reid (when Bush was President) and to Barak Obama for the last 8 years. They are a bunch of spineless wimps whose only concern seems to be to hold on to the little fiefdoms that they have while saying damn the little people. Screw this bunch of arrogant jerks, I hope Trump takes wins, works to defeat these closet Democrats and transforms the Republican Party into one that is responsive to the needs of the people of this nation and is answerable to our Constitution.