To my revulsion, I’ve seen much backpedaling in my social media timeline this week from talking heads and conservative leaders who spent the last many months lauding, applauding, defending and shilling for this Trojan Horse in our party, Donald Trump. They’ve used their pulpits, whether on the air or through online media, to extol the virtues and praises of this clown while attacking those of us who have carried their water for them for months. They’ve exchanged their principles for click bait articles, book sales, Facebook likes and shares, and higher ratings. They’ve used and peddled their influence for ill-gotten gains and mocked those of who have stood in the gaps, oftentimes calling us “RINO’s and elitist” as we’ve stood in the middle of the road while the traffic bears down us, waving the flag of remembrance in honor of the Constitutional principles laid shredded in the wake of their profits.
These talking heads, commentators, political leaders among us constantly told us to shut up– that the Donald was fantastic “entertainment” and fabulous for our party as he “destroys political correctness.” They laughed at his comments, encouraged his embarrassing and misogynistic rants, his heinous gestures mocking the handicap and those with degenerative diseases, and refused to repudiate his appalling behavior or put him on the line for his lifetime devotion to liberal policy. This man, this authoritarian demagogue, one they should be renouncing on a daily basis as someone NOT representative in anyway of our Party, instead was embraced and made to feel at home. We got hijacked by crazy profiteers that have totally forgotten why we exist as a party- and that is to elect conservative leaders to govern with a conservative philosophy.
In many exchanges I had on and off line, they reprimanded me for not going along with the crowd- insulted and sneered when I repeatedly reminded them that none of this would be funny when we watch Hillary make her inaugural speech next January. They rebuked the notion that this was a dark and dangerous path that they were paving with their silence and acceptance. We’ve been derided as a party who are racist-women hating-homophobes and when our frontrunner becomes that person, those of us who find it appalling are told to “chill out.”
I was told I was hateful in my unwavering stance and refusal to entertain this as at all amusing. I’ve been told that if I don’t give it up to get along that my reputation would be ruined and I’d never be heard on the air or taken seriously again. My response has always been that my integrity matters. My convictions are stronger than my desire for any attention I might get for selling out and if that’s what it takes to be a “leader” and a “voice” in the party, than I have no interest in it and want no part of it. Has it effected all of those things? For sure. I know I’ve burned bridges and lost opportunities. But I can sleep at night. And I can move forward with a clear conscience that I had no part of this circus. On the other hand, I’ve gained numerous relationships with new friends and contacts who have been tested in the same fire and who I have the utmost and profound respect for. You can identify them by the similar bullet wounds from the crossfire.
I’ve lost faith and confidence in long time leaders and people I considered dear friends in the conservative movement. My trust has been shattered in regards to their integrity. I entered this political season a little naive and will end it jaded and disgusted with many of my fellow “leaders.” Relationships based on mutual convictions and trust have been exchanged for derision and a constant future questioning of their judgement on everything.
You see, they foolishly thought that the enemy of their enemy was their friend. In reality, the enemy of their enemy was looking to destroy everything in an effort to rebuild it under his own brand of elitism and liberalism. That means that when the house gets burned down with the “establishment” they were looking to eradicate, they are locked inside as well and considered collateral damage.
Now, we see these same people who exploited Trump’s popularity to get ratings at the expense of the primary voters and purposefully deceive those voters in an effort to cash in on it themselves, suddenly come to a screeching halt as they realize what they’ve done. Now they see-we were right. This guy might actually win. And it’s largely because of them. It was THEIR articles, THEIR posts, THEIR words that were constantly sent back to me in an effort to validate the voter’s thought process because people have lost the ability to think for themselves. “See?” they would say. “If Mark Levin says it’s good– you think he would steer us wrong? You think he would sell us out for money???” As they scroll past his advertisement for his new book.
And the voters should feel equal shame for allowing these “false conservative prophets” the power to influence them, rather than using their own principles and God given logic.
But now the back peddling has started. The articles entitled “We Were Wrong” are littering my screens and suddenly they care that Trump is a big government Democrat that has carjacked our party because he couldn’t make it on the Democrat ticket. But you know what? It’s too little, too late. And you people will be the one’s largely responsible for the consequence.
The only thing winning this election season is Insanity.