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Conservatives: We Need To Fight And Win The Election We Have

In the ideal world imagined by some of our friends, Hillary Clinton would have been indicted and knocked-out of the race for President and Donald Trump will be replaced at the Republican National Convention by an as yet unidentified perfect conservative candidate 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 can’t seem to stop wishing for the election they want, instead of concentrating on winning the election they have. 

Donald TrumpHowever, 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.  

Trump’s speech in Monessen, Pennsylvania, not only included a number of sensible policy prescriptions, it also included a politically powerful message to Americans who have been intentionally left behind by today’s political elite:

Many Pennsylvania towns, once thriving and humming, are now in a state of total disrepair. This wave of globalization has wiped out totally, totally, our middle class. It does not have to be this way. We can turn it around and we can turn it around fast. 

But if we are going to deliver real change, we’re going to have to reject the campaign of fear and intimidation being pursued by powerful corporations, media leaks and political dynasties. The people who rigged the system for their benefit will do anything and say anything to keep things exactly the way they are. 

The people who rigged the system are supporting Hillary Clinton because they know as long as she is in charge, nothing is going to change. The inner cities will remain poor. The factories will remain closed. The borders will remain open. The special interests will remain firmly in control. Hillary Clinton and her friends in global finance want to scare America into thinking small. 

People in “flyover country” are starting to understand they’ve been the victims of a politician-made disaster. The destruction of America’s middle class, wrought over the past two decades and continuing today, wasn’t caused by some inevitable, pre-destined economic force – it was caused by the leaders we elected and entrusted with our government. 

And Donald Trump is the only candidate for President talking about it and prepared to rectify it. 

Clearly, it does not come naturally to Donald Trump to speak the language of cultural conservatives, politically active Christians, the Bible and the Constitution. 

But, just as clearly, we have him looking our way on a number of important issues; judicial appointments, matters of conscience and religious liberty, government paid abortions, gun confiscation, open borders, job killing trade deals, the endless importation of welfare-dependent aliens and reining-in the use of government enforced political correctness to stifle Christian witness in the public square. 

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. It’s time we conservatives stopped wishing for an election that was never going to be and buckled down to winning the one we have.

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Fighting Until the Bell Sounds

Rasley makes a good case. However, the tone of impatience in the appeal remains less than convincing. There are good reasons for conservatives to continue to disapprove of Trump.

The contest is good for Trump, and his campaign. It will push him toward appearing more mature. And it keeps things interesting for the media.

Trump does not need the conservatives, yet.

It gives him credibility to have a pugnacious, arm’s length relationship with conservatives, and to not have conservatives embrace him too soon. The same goes for the Republican establishment. It makes him look more independent to independents and non-ideologue Democrats (the low information ones who went “progressive” to bask in the Obama cool), who may vote for him, because he is not one of those caricatured as “hateful, science denying, Bible thumpers.”

The convention is not over, yet. After that, the coalition building will gain focus.

Negotiations do not close until the deadline is reached.

It is Trump’s responsibility to build enthusiasm in the Party. Declarations like: “Beatings will continue until moral improves.” The irony should be obvious. Here, his pro wrestling experience should serve him well. And plot twists make the story more interesting.

It's Trump or Hillary, Stay Focused Conservatives

Thank you for a well thought out article on how we, as conservatives, can win in this 2016 election. We won't win by race baiting, we won't win if we continue the Never Trump mantra, we won't win if we don't stay focused on God, Guns, and Liberty and Justice for all, we won't win by divided party politics, and we won't win if we don't pray for our poor country and it's leaders. We all need to stay focused on getting out Hillary, and electing true conservatives in House and Senate. We have some game changers running, so help them in their campaign if you are able. Please pray that the trouble makers at the convention will not be successful in their efforts to take the nomination from Trump, as it will destroy the party for good, and Hillary will be the result.

Trump's VP selection

If Cruz is selected as Trump's VP, as a price for their support for a Trump presidential nomination at the RNC convention, I say he should do it, without hesitation. Such an appointment will automatically insure Cruz will be sued in almost every state over his nbC qualification, and, thus, force the SCOTUS to address the issue of who is an Art. II, Sec. I, Cl. 5 natural born Citizen. Either way, Trump becomes president.

I got dibs on Georgia!

Excellence!

This is an excellent article!

It needs to be on editorial pages around the country.

Thanks.