There they go again

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, “There they go again”. The Republican Establishment is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. It is quite possible they will succeed. They have fought mightily since Donald Trump locked up the nomination. Whom do they represent? Surely, they do not represent the party or the country at large. They are stunned and angry that an outsider defeated them. They cannot understand. Listen boys. You failed to deliver for your voters, unlike the Democrats. They delivered the disasters of Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and liberal judges even without a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate because they were willing to play hardball and the Republicans rolled over. The voters delivered the House to the Republicans in 2010. Boehner did nothing and lost his job to Paul Ryan in 2015. Ryan has done nothing to correct Obamacare and Dodd-Frank. He played along with the Democrats to increase the national debt. In 2014 the voters gave control of the Senate to the Republicans. McConnell has done nothing to advance the party’s agenda or lessen the disastrous effects of Obamacare and Dodd-Frank. Ryan and McConnell make the lame excuse that they could not advance the agenda because Obama would issue vetoes and that they do not have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. So what! Pass bills. See them vetoed and the vetoes upheld by the Democrats. Then make political hay. The Establishment’s record at securing the presidency is equally dismal. The Democrats ran a freshman senator with exploitable baggage (Rev. America Wright, domestic terrorist friends, and racism (as in saying his grandmother was a “typical white woman”) in 2008. The Republicans ran an old warhorse afraid to fight because Obama and the Democrats might play the race card. In 2012 they put up Mitt Romney, the author of Romneycare, when Obama was vulnerable on Obamacare. It became a non-issue. When he made the 47 percent gaff, he ran and hid, forfeiting the election. This time their favorites were Jeb Bush and John Kasich. The electorate is jaded on the Bush family. Kasich is a good man but such a poor campaigner that he won only Ohio. Trump attacked his opponents in the debates and they folded. These people were supposed to stand up to the Democrats who would surely play the race and gender cards and do any other thing, legal or not, to win the election? I think not. Donald Trump did not run away when the race and gender cards came out or when he made mistakes as has been the norm for Republican candidates. Hillary Clinton is a deeply flawed human being and candidate. She is a corrupt serial liar. She ran an influence pedaling scheme from the State Department. She corrupted the DNC. This is the candidate the Establishment should fight, not Donald Trump. If she wins, the country will suffer more and you boys will be irrelevant after January 20, 2017. William C Dincher Lawrenceville Submitted by Virtual Newsroom