Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review groan as a new Wisconsin poll shows Trump dragging down Sen. Ron Johnson’s re-election hopes.  They also slam Sen. Joe Manchin for suggesting that due process is the problem in stopping mass shootings.  And they get whiplash as Hugh Hewitt insists Republicans stick with Donald Trump, just one week after declaring him a Stage IV cancer that must be removed.

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  1. GFHandle Member
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    Hey Guys,

    I think you misrepresented Hewitt’s argument. He claims he has not changed because of Trump’s recent behavior at all. He changed because of McConnell’s and Ryan’s behavior. His argument:

    1. Only McConnell and Ryan can lead a mutiny in the party.
    2. McConnell and Ryan have decided not to lead a mutiny.
    3. Therefore, the only choice is between Hilary and Donald.
    4. She is “compromised” by the Russians, who know everything about her.
    5. So Republicans must support Trump, the lesser of two evils.

    If the Republicans stick with Trump, that is indeed the choice. (I know Reuel Marc Gerecht argues for Hilary over Trump in The Weekly Standard. Since he sees Trump as a sort of isolationist and she is more of a liberal internationalist than Obama, only she has a chance to undo the disastrous Iran deal.  He even speculates that Trump would support Assad and Iran, thus forcing us to support the Shites against the Sunni.)  Anyway, Hewitt has always claimed to be a party guy and he will stick with the party. So his claim is that last week (and even today) he was all for the party dumping Trump. But it won’t. So, SCOTUS and many other reasons impel him to vote Trump to block her.

    Which of the two do YOU prefer? I, like you, still hope for a viable alternative and am not for either yet.

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  2. Probable Cause Inactive
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    Aside from the specifics related to this particular election, I can’t stand the whole “people who care about me” issue.  I can think of no other product that people buy because they think the president/CEO of the company “cares about me.”

    I hate the taste of Pepsi, and I really prefer Coke, but I just feel that the president of Pepsi really cares about me, so that’s why I drink it.

    GM cars have a terrible safety rating, get terrible gas mileage, and fall apart after 75,000 miles, but I think the president of GM really cares about me, so that’s why I drive a Chevy.

    Huggies are vastly superior, and Pampers give my baby a rash, but I just feel… (etc.)

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  3. EEM Inactive
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    GFHandle:Anyway, Hewitt has always claimed to be a party guy and he will stick with the party. So his claim is that last week (and even today) he was all for the party dumping Trump. But it won’t. So, SCOTUS and many other reasons impel him to vote Trump to block her.

    The problem with Hugh Hewitt (as I see it) is the “wishful thinking” syndrome that seems to have afflicted members of both parties, i.e., projecting onto the candidate of our choice what they hope to be true. Hugh Hewitt is incredibly articulate, and he ably expresses what he hopes lurks beneath the surface of Donald Trump. In that regard, if Trump were by some fluke, to become president, I would suggest Hugh be Trump’s press secretary. But I fear Hugh’s original assessment of Trump from last week is the more accurate one: incurable stage four cancer.

    The only other thought I have re. Hewitt is that, in arguing for Trump (“Hey, since Ryan and McConnell aren’t doing anything about it, Trump’s our only option,” etc.), he’s taunting them, sort of daring them to do something to dump Trump at the convention. Reverse psychology, that sort of thing.

    But that’s probably wishful thinking on my part.

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