GOP Strategist Keeps It Real, Calls Trump The Herpes Of The Republican Party


Seeing Donald Trump leading the Republican crop of candidates vying for the White House is not just a horrible sight for Democrats, it’s a nightmare for the Republican party, and well, America as a whole.

To be blunt, Trump is an egomaniacal, bombastic ass. His views of Latinos, Muslims, women, the LGBT community, people of color, etc., are reminiscent of an America long ago. When no one had a voice whatsoever but straight, white men, and it seems he is definitely longing to return to those days.

Former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, Fergus Cullen, has now gone so far as to try to get Trump off the ballot in New Hampshire, filing a formal complaint, citing that Trump isn’t really a Republican and his views aren’t consistent with the party platform.

Cullen said:

“This is no longer a joke. Donald Trump is a dangerous demagogue. He’s doing damage to the Republican brand that will prevent us from running a competitive national election next year.”

He’s also worried what Trump may do to the chances of other Republicans running for office, saying:

“Kelly Ayotte is losing votes every day because of Donald Trump. It’s not like Passover where voters make a distinction between good Republicans and bad Republicans. They will throw them all out. Or they will reasonably ask, ‘Why didn’t you stand up to him? Was your silence consent?’”

However, one of the most accurate remarks about Trump that has ever been uttered has come from Rick Wilson, a Republican consultant in Florida who is working to get Sen. Marco Rubio elected. He went so far as to compare Trump to the herpes virus, stating if Trump were to get nominated it would be like a “hangover and then herpes” to the Republican party.

Trump is exactly like the herpes virus. He shows up places, grows his nonsense, and then never truly goes away.

It’s clear Republicans want Trump out of the race. He is damaging to the GOP brand and many know that it would set the party back not just decades, but probably at least half a century.

World-renowned statistician Nate Silver has just offered some food, or rather stats for thought, that may be of comfort to the GOP. When going over the numbers of the latest polls that has everyone in the Republican party panicking that Trump might actually win, Silver points out:

“That 25 or 30 percent of the vote isn’t really Donald Trump’s for the keeping. In fact, it doesn’t belong to any candidate. If past nomination races are any guide, the vast majority of eventual Republican voters haven’t made up their minds yet.”

He points out that, as of now, “most voters are barely paying attention.”

Even though it’s comforting to know that really only the tried and true Trump minions may be the only ones actually interested in having Trump win the nomination while others are still just biding their time in deciding, the real estate mogul is still a thorn in the side of the GOP.

What’s funny is, it definitely seems like more people hate him, or rather loathe him, more than any seem to actually think he’s doing and saying all the right things. Only time will tell to see if he’ll actually win the nomination. Until then, the GOP is waiting with their Underoos in a bunch.

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