by John Galt
August 17, 2016 20:00 ET
The Presidential campaign of 2016 has turned into bizarro world with the shaking, sickly Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton, neither speaking on weekends nor agreeing to release her health records, emails, or other information which might validate for voters her ability, sanity, or innocence of crimes against the Republic regarding her qualifications for the office.
Donald Trump is well, Donald Trump.
This complex issue has put the Republican Party into a box; do they waste close to a billion dollars on the unstable one who decided at 4 a.m. today to expand his clown car by adding two more totally unqualified individuals to his circus, or does the party attempt to salvage the House and Senate to block anything the Wicked Witch of Westchester County may attempt should she win.
The obvious choice is the latter, but going beyond just blocking actions of Hillary Clinton there is something the leadership could start now to not only blunt Hillary Clinton, but save the nation from a potential Marxist tyranny so corrupt that it would make Ukrainians blush.
The first hint of major discontent within the Republican Party leadership with Trump was highlighted by Politico in this Sunday, August 14th article:
Publicly, Republican Party officials continue to stand by Donald Trump. Privately, at the highest levels, party leaders have started talking about cutting off support to Trump in October and redirecting cash to save endangered congressional majorities.
Since the Cleveland convention, top party officials have been quietly making the case to political journalists, donors and GOP operatives that the Republican National Committee has done more to help Trump than it did to support its 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, and that therefore Trump has only himself and his campaign to blame for his precipitous slide in the polls, according to people who have spoken with Republican leadership.
Thus with limited resources, discontent from donors, and a sparse ground campaign for Trump much less to get out the vote to re-elect incumbent Senators and Congressmen, the RNC finds itself in a bind with less than 90 days until the election. The return of the donors would be easy enough to cure if Reince Priebus was not an incompetent coward incapable of developing or delivering a coherent party message. But with time now the enemy more so than Trump’s mouth, the Republicans have one shot, and only one shot, to not only save their party, but the very existence of the United States of America as we know it.
First and foremost, the party must abandon or limit all resources to the Trump campaign. With only one campaign office in Florida that clearly is one of the most glaring signs that Trump is not taking this election seriously. In one of the most important states in the election cycle, he refuses to hire anyone to manage the campaign in all of the pro-Republican and conservative areas at the local level in the state and instead depends on his cult of personality to carry the day. The sad news for The Donald is that the 90 year old grandmother who has horrid eyesight but wants to vote for him usually needs some assistance. This election, however, demonstrates that those who could help the Republican candidate will not get the same type of motivated assistance that the Democrats provide to their voters, be they dead or alive.
Secondly, after diverting the resources away from Trump, every dime, every effort must be put into maintaining control of the House of Representatives and saving a majority in the Senate. This is crucial no matter what Trump does and they Republicans should attempt to dump north of a billion dollars into this aspect of the election. In fact, should their wealthy donor class come up with that sum of money, they might be able to pick off a Democrat Senator or two if they played their cards correctly (unlikely though with Reince running the show). If they can succeed in this aspect of the strategy, the next part of the program will ensure that America has a chance to survive.
Finally, a lot of what is needed next rests on the shoulders of sitting of those few U.S. Senators who are serious about their job, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Every effort should be made legally to investigate, internally and externally using lawyers and private investigators, every aspect of Hillary Clinton’s emails, foreign connections, corruption, and illegal activities at the State Department and within government ties to the Clinton Foundation between now and January. By assembling the facts and preparing a dossier ready by January of 2017 which indicates a damning pattern of illegal donations, financial contributions known as “pay to play” for favors while she was Secretary of State, and activities indicating the engagement of U.S. personnel in military action without the authorization of the President, the House of Representatives will be ready for the last and most drastic action to save America. The evidence must be overwhelming or the effort will fail and our nation is doomed.
Thus assuming Hillary Clinton assumes the Office of the Presidency on January 20, 2017, the Republican leadership has no choice if they have done the job they were sworn to do. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan should introduce no later than January 27, 2017 Articles of Impeachment for President Hillary Rodham Clinton in a special session of the House. By introducing this on a Friday, the howls of anger from the Democrats will be drowned out by the outline of the evidence presented in a 24/7 non-stop data dump via the mainstream and alternative media. Since there are several capable prosecutors in the House, convening the trial in the Senate may well be far easier and more successful than the last impeachment proceedings against her husband. This will be an even greater possibility should the evidence indicate that Hillary knowingly allowed U.S. servicemen to be used or killed to protect one of her Clinton Foundation for profit operations.
If the impeachment proceedings succeed and Vice-President Kaine is sworn into office, he now faces not only an enraged American public, but an empowered Republican Party. Under the 25th Amendment, the Republicans will have the veto power over Kaine’s choice to secede him as Vice-President. Thus the Republican leadership could negotiate a neutral choice, perhaps a moderate Republican, to assume the duties under the guise of “calming the markets” (which would be in total turmoil) and re-establishing political stability in Washington.
Do the Republicans have the common sense, guts, and willingness to undertake this back up plan to the imploding Trump campaign as an insurance policy to save America?
Of course not.
They are not called the “stupid party” for nothing.