Republicans always seem to fight the wrong battle, at the wrong time, the wrong way.
Republicans inevitably break ranks at the first sign of trouble. Republicans shoot their wounded, even if the injury is just a sprain.
Democrats never break ranks. Democrats will lock arms and deny, dismiss, and defend no matter what. Democrats will always rescue one of their own no matter the odds or how gravely wounded.
The “hot mic” tape of Donald Trump sounding boorish is now dominating the 2016 Presidential Campaign. It is a safe bet that the Democrats, and their many media allies, have a Trump stockpile of embarrassing material ready to roll out in the coming weeks.
Trump and his supporters are confronting asymmetrical warfare. His offensive words are considered more damning and any of Hillary Clinton’s misdeeds.
The Democrats have always played dirty.
In 1980, Speaker Tip O’Neil withheld a Washington, D.C. police report on conservative Congressman Bob Bauman’s sexuality for 18 months in order to release it five weeks before Election Day.
Its timing was designed for maximum damage with minimum recovery time.
Democrats want to win at all costs.
Democrats want to gain, maintain, and expand their power. Democrats never waiver from these goals. Democratic spokespersons coordinate their talking points and stay on message. They will tackle anyone attempting to lift the curtain on truth.
Over the past few months, Democrats never talked about the substance of leaks damaging to Hillary Clinton. In lock step, Democrats immediately attacked the veracity of the leaked material and then the leaks’ source.
By the time definitive proof was available, the media and the public had moved onto to other things.
In 2012, “bin Laden is dead and Detroit is alive” was the mantra that would defy the facts.
The Benghazi attack was drowned out with the bogus video story. Candy Crowley did her duty by throwing a body block against Mitt Romney in the second presidential debate to maintain the lie.
In 2016, “America is safer and more prosperous than ever” is the Democrats' mantra.
Every terrorist attack on American soil is stifled or obscured with bogus alternative motives. Economic reports are “cooked” or spun. Nothing must stand in the way of Obama’s third term.
Some Republicans, and many of the conservative media, do their best to counter the Democrat onslaught. However, they are constantly crippled by most Republicans who break and run when the first shots are fired in anger.
During Bill Clinton’s presidency, Republicans bungled their investigation of Chinese campaign donations in exchange for trade concessions and ownership of a portion of the Port of Los Angeles. That was true treason.
Instead Republicans impeached Clinton on sexual issues and his countless lies. Even with overwhelming evidence, five Republicans voted “not guilty” on perjury and ten voted “not guilty” on obstruction of justice.
Republicans bungled impeachment by self-immolating over their own sexual affairs, including the resignation of Congressman Bob Livingston on the cusp of his becoming Speaker. Republicans had hoped to shame Clinton into resigning or at least confessing.
They forgot that Democrats have no shame.
Republicans always seem to get it wrong.
They will shoot their wounded, like the current Trump conflagration, and then become hypocrites with favored members of their Washington establishment. Mark Sanford was welcomed into Congress after his lying to the public over being on the Appalachian Trail while he was actually with his Argentine mistress.
Republicans rallied around re-electing Senator David Vitter after his prostitute scandal.
Where is the ire about them from Kelly Ayotte and Paul Ryan?
The stakes for 2016 are the greatest since the 1980 election. A Clinton presidency means loss of the Supreme Court for at least a generation. A Clinton presidency means open borders and open immigration, overwhelming America’s culture with third world entitlement and Islamic fundamentalism. A Clinton presidency means expansion of government spending and reach beyond even Obama’s wildest dreams.
A Trump loss will tear the Republican Party apart. Establishment and faith-based factions will annihilate each other with “I told you so” arguments for Bush or Cruz.
Democrats will laugh as they prepare a Texas Castro brother to take the presidency in 2024 with the slogan “time for a Hispanic!” from the same playbook that was used for “time for an African American!” and “time for a woman!"
Scot Faulkner is the best-selling author of: "Naked Emperors: The Failure of the Republican Revolution." He also served as the first chief administrative officer of the U.S. House, and was director of personnel for the Reagan campaign and went on to serve in the presidential transition team and on the White House staff. During the Reagan administration, he held executive positions at the FAA, the GSA, and the Peace Corps. Read more of Scot Faulker, Go Here Now.
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