Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wizard of Smart Conservatives Erick Erickson & CO propose Unity Ticket to Defeat Donald Trump, Okay Start Laughing

Erick Erickson the new Joseph Stalin

Is this the best this gaggle of so-called Conservative Intelligentsia can come up with? 
This is what the world was so breathlessly waiting for?  This is almost as bad as the final scene of the Sopranos.   

This morning I participated in a meeting of grassroots conservative activists from around the country who are committed to opposing Donald Trump. We have agreed to release the statement below:

We are a group of grassroots conservative activists from all over the country and from various backgrounds, including supporters of many of the other campaigns. We are committed to ensuring a real conservative candidate is elected. We believe that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump, a Hillary Clinton donor, is that person.

We believe that the issue of Donald Trump is greater than an issue of party. It is an issue of morals and character that all Americans, not just those of us in the conservative movement, must confront.

We call for a unity ticket that unites the Republican Party.  If that unity ticket is unable to get 1,237 delegates prior to the convention, we recognize that it took Abraham Lincoln three ballots at the Republican convention in 1860 to become the party’s nominee and if it is good enough for Lincoln, that process should be good enough for all the candidates without threats of riots.

More here

Here’s the fatal flaw in Erick Erickson’s thinking.  In order for his idea to happen the will of millions of voters would have to be disenfranchised as if they never existed.  And for what?  Erick Erickson knows better than the collective wisdom of millions?  Did he become Joseph Stalin when I wasn’t looking?  Erickson needs to man up and grow up!  This isn’t the 1860s where trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes was much easier.  We live in the age of Twitter and Instagram.  Communications travel in nanoseconds and the whole country and the world is watching.  Trump is going to be the nominee if that’s want a majority of the people want.  That’s the way our political system is supposed to work.  Apparently Erickson has forgotten that.