Media Very Much Wants To Know If Donald Trump Can Be Stopped

by William Teach | February 25, 2016 7:45 am

I’ll repeat yet again that Trump is not my candidate, and my opposition to Trump has increased over the last month. I’m certainly not at a point where there’s no way I couldn’t vote for him. Many elections are a choice between a bad choice and a really, really bad choice. I’d rather have a guy who calls himself a Republican than Sanders or Hillary. You’d at least get some of what you want, as opposed to getting lots of what you do not want, and, if a President Trump started going Left, well, Republicans could primary him at the end of his first term. All that said, it’s interesting how many articles have been published wondering if Trump can be stopped, most of which are thinly veiled opinion pieces. Here’s the Washington Post

Can Donald Trump be stopped?[1]

Donald Trump has taken firm control of the race for the Republican presidential nomination with his third straight victory, in Nevada. To deny him that role, strategists say, his leading rivals must quickly change the trajectory of the race and then dig in for what could be a long battle that could go all the way to the GOP convention in Cleveland.

It’s all about other Republicans stopping Trump. Have you seen articles like that regarding Clinton or Sanders? But, it gets better, once we look at the Washington Post Editorial Board

GOP leaders, you must do everything in your power to stop Trump[2]

THE UNTHINKABLE is starting to look like the inevitable: Absent an extraordinary effort from people who understand the menace he represents, Donald Trump is likely to be the presidential nominee of the Republican Party. At this stage, even an extraordinary effort might fall short. But history will not look kindly on GOP leaders who fail to do everything in their power to prevent a bullying demagogue from becoming their standard-bearer.

Huh. So, we have the uber-leftists WPEB, who haven’t yet met a Republican that they would even consider endorsing[3] for President, telling the Republican Party, which they continuously bash, that they have to stop Trump. Again, Trump’s not my guy, but, I will abide by the process. The WPEB wants to thwart the process.

Nor are they alone. The Boston Globe Editorial Board also got involved[4] in the Stop Trump Bus

The editorial asks registered voters who are unenrolled with either major party to take a Republican ballot and vote for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Trump opponent the Globe has previously endorsed, in an effort to counter the large margin of victory predicted for Trump in Massachusetts.

Not too be outdone by anyone, Danielle Allen wrote an opinion piece saying that stopping Trump[5] is akin to stopping Hitler back in the 1930’s. Then we have Walter Shapiro[6], a confirmed Leftist who has worked for Democrats as far back as Jimmy Carter, writing that Republican Leaders Must Stop Trump

Dear President George W. Bush, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Gov. Mitt Romney:

I am writing you in your role as the de facto leaders of your party. Gentleman, the Republic is in peril. Donald Trump poses a mortal danger not just to the Republican Party, but also to the American democratic experiment itself.

Huh. So, a danger to the American democratic experiment itself! I do find it interesting that a leftist considers our Democracy system an experiment, after it has been in place for over 200 years.

We could continue on and on with these types of opinion pieces and editorials from Lefties, who would probably be writing the same thing if Cruz or Rubio, or even John Kasich, were the front runner. I’m willing to listen to someone like Charles C.W. Cook, who headlines his article It’s Time for an Anti-Trump Manhattan Project[7]. At least he’s a Conservative interested in seeing Conservative policies succeed. But, here’s one that ultimately takes the cake, written by Haroon Moghul at The Islamic Monthly

There’s Only One Way To Stop Trump, and You Won’t Like It[8]

The piece goes on to state that none of the others running can stop Trump, who’s a total Islamophobe, a bully, and makes Haroon “afraid for my personal security as an American of color who chooses to be Muslim.” He has little trust that either Sanders or Clinton can defeat Trump. So, what to do?

Option one is for President Barack Obama to suspend the Constitution and stay on as president for life, or at least until Trump becomes too old and decrepit to take office. What’s a hobbled Supreme Court going to do? Trump himself is fond of arguing that there is no consensus on what certain amendments mean, perhaps there is really just no consensus on what the whole Constitution means. But I don’t think this is exciting enough. If we’re going to sabotage our democratic experiment to save it, we have to make sure Republicans are on board, and America generally. We need to think big. I want fighter jet flyovers, Beyoncé performing something, Kanye’s tweeted decline, a giant American flag the size of Canada and tens of thousands of fans — I mean citizens — screaming “USA!” I want power, glory, and, well …

I want empire.

Quite frankly, it’s hard to determine whether this is satire or real.

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