This may come as a surprise to Republicans who have been sabotaging our President since the day he announced his candidacy over five years ago, your party couldn’t have won without him. Not in 2016. And, certainly not in 2020.
I’m intentionally not directing this message to those on the left. We know how hard they’ve worked to overthrow Trump. They have their political reasons, some justifiable, others not so much. But their idol, Saul Alinsky, teaches them that war must be won by any means necessary. And, they’ve learned well.
Rather, I’m talking directly to the GOP establishment. Those who’ve been working from within the White House, and from without, to undermine our President every step of the way. I’m angry with you. From whoever wrote the pompous op-ed in the New York Times under the pseudonym “Anonymous” to those Republicans who allowed the phony witch hunt to progress relatively unimpeded.
As former Attorney General Jeff Sessions tries to retake his old Senate seat in Alabama, he wants voters to believe that he did everything allowable under the law to protect our President. He says he had no other choice but to recuse himself when the Dems pressured him to do so. Really? I beg to differ.
At the very least he had an obligation to advise Trump against choosing him as Attorney General precisely because Sessions had a possible conflict of interest. But, he didn’t do that. Instead, he took the job then buckled under the left’s demands without as much as a whimper. He cowered.
The once-respected Senator from Arizona, John McCain, has always been a difficult target to criticize. Who relishes denigrating a Vietnam War POW, after all? Trump did and lost the support of many veterans. Yet, we now know McCain as having been the tie-breaking thumbs down vote to repeal Obamacare. I wrote about the many questionable acts made by the Senator during his career in my March 30, 2019 blog entitled, “McCain, Hero or Traitor?” I, too, lost some veteran friends after writing that. While I wouldn’t call McCain a “coward”, his many betrayals of conservative principles over the years is hard to ignore, if one wants to be truthful.
More egregious was McCain’s eagerness to share the fake Steele dossier with the FBI. It was a betrayal of his own party. Of course he understood that. He didn’t go to his party’s President to get the story straight. He went under the radar to deliver it where it would cause the most damage.
Both McCain and his wife announced their refusal to support Trump in 2016 shortly before the elections. Nothing has changed today. His wife and daughter have recently indicated they won’t vote for Trump in 2020, either. Who, exactly, do they think they are hurting?
When General Mattis, backed by other globalist military officers, accused the President of causing the division resulting in rioting and looting of our cities today, typical RINO Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney jumped on the anti-Trump bandwagon.
Such betrayals and cowardice by the above-mentioned are almost understandable. At least these politicians have been open with their opinions. And, they ought to all be voted out of the party. At least they give voters that option. It’s the insidious Republican GOP establishment cowards that I’m most angry with.
It’s no secret, for those who’ve read my book or heard my speeches, that I was a diehard Independent-registered voter prior to Donald J. Trump entering the political landscape. As I write in the prologue of Rules for Deplorables: A Primer for Fighting Radical Socialism, I would not have become a Republican had it not been for him entering the race. And, I’m hardly an anomaly.
As an indoctrinated Democrat during my fifteen years living in Los Angeles during the eighties and nineties, I began my move to the center once Ross Perot’s ideology sunk in. I remained an Independent for the next 23 years. I grew ever more disillusioned with the Dems’ dirty fighting and ever-increasing lack of principles and ethics. But, I couldn’t bring myself to become a Republican either. My reasons varied, but were mostly because I failed to see much unity in the party. The truth is, as an insider now, it seems even worse.
Most alarmingly, I’ve witnessed GOP “old guard” Republicans fighting Republican Trump loyalists over the most idiotic of reasons. Do they not see what trouble our country is in? Have they no idea that Election Day 2020 will determine whether our country remains free-market or socialist? Are they unaware that, should Republicans lose in November, the Democrats will ensure that a fair vote will never again be recorded? It will not just be a loss for Trump. It will be the end of America. And, for certain, it will spell the death of the Republican Party. Please tell me you Republicans are not so obsessed with power that you are missing that very obvious point.
Recently, I received notice from a Republican leader telling me to no longer post another Republican leader’s articles on Facebook. I was dumbfounded. As it turned out, she felt the latter was too harsh in his push back of the left’s support of Antifa’s and the Black Lives Matters’ militant tactics and language. He let it be known. I deemed it refreshing and much-needed. That his straight-from-the-hip strategy would pit a fellow Republican against him was alarming enough. That she would air her grievance publicly via the local newspaper was appalling to me. Indeed, it was a good reminder why I had remained an Independent for so long.
In my book, I explain Alinsky’s tactics by using current events. His book, Rules for Radicals, was written in the early seventies and includes thirteen tactics for the left to use against Conservatives in an effort to transform America to socialism. It was a blockbuster then and remains in many colleges today indoctrinating our kids to hate this country.
My book relates how Democrats use those tactics against Trump and Republicans. Some Republicans use them, too. Not against the Dems, except for some notable Congressmen like Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs, Marsha Blackburn, and a few others. Rather, many use it against their own, including against President Trump.
The usual suspects are Romney and Murkowski. But, the truly disappointing Representatives are those who pick and choose arguments with the President specifically to make political points in their home districts or for future power grabs. They couch their anti-Trump positions with absurdly indefensible arguments supposedly centered on “ethics” or “principles”. They’ve evidently never learned that the left follows Alinsky’s eleven rules of ethics, too. One rule dictates that if the goal to be achieved is of utmost important, ethics can be thrown out the window.
Trump fights the left using Alinsky tactics and rules of ethics. It’s exactly why he is so popular with the American people. When he punches back, we thank him for it while many in his own party deride him for being “unpresidential”. That’s idiotic. The only way we will save our country from the corrupt globalists who are nearing success at destroying America is to punch back.
Every time Republicans side with Democrats in criticizing Trump, or against each other, they empower the left. They believe this is “business as usual”. It’s not. If they understood that socialism would be the end result should the Dems win in November, they’d back Trump 100% of the time with 100% of his proclamations, actions, and tweets. There’d be no disparity within the party. Instead, they are playing their infantile, cowardice games of immediate gratification.
The absolute epitome of Republican weak-kneed decision-making happened the week leading up to Independence Day. The current battle being fought in the streets of America involves rioters controlled by the left and law enforcement backed by Trump. As our history is being rewritten before our eyes, with the tearing down of statues and renaming of streets, several lawmakers proved their supreme cowardice.
Juneteenth, the official commemoration day of the emancipation of slaves, was barely mentioned by former President Obama, if ever. Yet, as the left has been using the death of George Floyd as their flashpoint for division, several Republicans have bowed to pressure from a minority of constituents. According to Breitbart, “Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who is up for reelection this year, sponsored a bipartisan bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.”
Not to be out-pandered, Republican Senators Ron Johnson and James Lankford decided that the cost of adding a new holiday must be off-set by the elimination of another. They chose Columbus Day. Could they have been more transparently appeasing?
Contrast their bone-headed capitulation to the left’s never-ending demands to President Trump’s decisive move to deliver a powerful speech in front of Mount Rushmore. In it, he beseeched all Americans to stand strong against the left’s erasure of our history and destruction of our monuments. There could not have been a starker difference between his pro-America platform and the Republican establishment’s pro-self, destructive behavior. These Senators should be ashamed of themselves.
The Republican Party has consisted of puppets of the left’s master plan to destroy America for decades. Because of men like Lankford, Johnson, Cornyn and others just like them, our country is in tatters today. These Republicans are weak compromisers. We are on the precipice of losing our country for God’s sake. Trump understands that and is doing everything he can to unite Americans behind him. Will we wake up before it’s too late?
From the moment Trump entered the White House, never-Trumpers and self-aggrandizing Republicans have been sabotaging our President. They are either globalists or are simply putting their careers above the survival of our country. Either way, they’re quickly losing the respect of the very Americans who would consider siding with them. What these betrayers don’t seem to understand is that Trump supporters aren’t Republican die-hards anymore, even if they’ve been registered to that party their entire lives. Trump supporters are Make-America-Great-Again believers first and foremost. As such, they back the President 100%.
If it’s one thing Trump-supporting Republicans and Independents and many, many newly-transformed Democrats have earned throughout Trump’s presidency, it’s that politicians of both sides have failed them. And, Trump has not.
Here is the cold, hard truth Republicans: if you don’t unite behind Trump before the election, and he loses, you can kiss your party goodbye. If the “old guard” establishment doesn’t reach out to Trump supporters in a more united, welcoming way, they will lose in the end. If they don’t stop their immature internal bickering over the small stuff, they will lose. If they do not figure out that this election is about saving our country from socialism, their party will be no more.
While these lukewarm Trump backers complain about Trump’s tweets often and harshly, this tweet on July 3rd from our President sums up the state of our union: “My fellow Americans, it is time to speak up loudly, strongly, and powerfully—and defend the integrity of our country.”
Fellow Republicans, as someone who has toured the state of Florida for the past year speaking about the dangers of losing our country to socialism, trust me when I say our party is in danger. Contrary to what you may believe, it is not a party of Republican die-hards. A majority of your party today are Trump loyalists who are tired of those within your ranks who put personal ambitions over Trump.
I feel I speak for many like-minded voters when I plead with you now to reign in those who are refusing to line up 100% behind our President in order to save our country. He is urging Americans to “speak up loudly, strong, and powerfully”. For doing so, no Republican should ever be silenced, ridiculed, or targeted, least not by another Republican.
To you Republican establishment “old guard” who don’t believe we are facing the grave danger of becoming socialist should we lose the upcoming election, I promise you this: if Trump does not win in November, you will never earn my vote again. I’m begging you now to unite, before it’s too late.
Cathi Chamberlain, aka The Deplorable Author and founder of The Deplorable Report, is a four-time start-up business owner, published author of a self-help book featured on CNN worldwide and owner of the nation’s first all-female construction company. She is a sought-after political speaker and has been a regular contributor on the Salem Media Radio Network. In her book, “Rules for Deplorables: A Primer for Fighting Radical Socialism,” Cathi heavily references Saul Alinsky’s 1970’s blockbuster book, “Rules for Radicals.” She is currently on her “Florida Deplorable Book Tour.” Contact her for your next speaking event at [email protected]