Influential political commentator Joe Scarborough aka Morning Joe is calling for the Republican party to cut ties with it’s own nominee. The MSNBC cable TV personality has emerged as a go-to guy for the persistent and now largely underground Never Trump movement and has upped the ante with a Washington Post editorial calling for the GOP to dump Donald Trump less than one hundred days before the election. Such a move would really make even having the election a formality and would clinch the presidency for Hillary Clinton.
According to the WAPO “The GOP must dump Trump”:
The Muslim ban, the David Duke denial, the “Mexican” judge flap, the draft dodger denigrating John McCain’s military service, the son of privilege attacking an immigrant Gold Star mother and the constant revisionism and lying about past political positions taken are but a few of the lowlights that have punctuated Donald Trump’s chaotic chase for the presidency.
Any one of these offenses would have disqualified any other candidate for president. But the Republican nominee remained competitive against a historically weak Democratic nominee on the promise of bringing radical change and dramatic disruption to Washington.
That appears to be changing. Post-convention polls show Trump falling behind by double digits both nationally and in must-win swing states like Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia.
And the political ride will only get rockier for Trump in the coming days after he suggested that one way to keep a conservative Supreme Court after Hillary Clinton got elected would be to assassinate her or federal judges. Trump and his supporters have been scrambling wildly all day to explain away the inexplicable, but they can stop wasting their time. The GOP nominee was clearly suggesting that some of the “Second Amendment people” among his supporters could kill his Democratic opponent were she to be elected.
Scarborough – a former Florida congressman who once had a dead intern found in his office – is pushing the meme that Trump called encouraged the assassination of Mrs. Clinton during a rally on Tuesday. It’s a real reach but indicative of how the outrage pimps and America last operatives have been cherry picking every utterance of Trump for a nugget can be distorted and sold to a gullible public that has already been bludgeoned with propaganda. Not only that but Scarborough also crosses a line in calling for Obama’s Secret Service to begin a campaign of harassment against Trump.
Morning Joe closed his call to action by imploring the GOP to:
We are in unchartered waters but that does not mean that the way forward is not clear. It is.
1: The Secret Service should interview Donald Trump and ask him to explain his threatening comments.
2: Paul Ryan and every Republican leader should denounce in the strongest terms their GOP nominee suggesting conservatives could find the Supreme Court more favorable to their desires if his political rival was assassinated.
3: Paul Ryan and every Republican leader should revoke their endorsement of Donald Trump. At this point, what else could Trump do that would be worse than implying the positive impact of a political assassination?
4: The Republican Party needs to start examining quickly their options for removing the Republican nominee.
A bloody line has been crossed that cannot be ignored. At long last, Donald Trump has left the Republican Party few options but to act decisively and get this political train wreck off the tracks before something terrible happens.
The growing calls for the Secret Service to investigate and harass an major party’s presidential candidate is an ominous escalation, such things would normally be expected in some of history’s most infamous dictatorships and not a free country. The use of the apparatus of the government presided over by the opposing party to intimidate and possibly charge their political foe is outrageous and Scarborough’s endorsing of such a fascist tactic is outrageous – even more so that it is featured in a major op-ed in one of the nation’s most prominent newspapers.
The pro-Hillary media is now the last line of defense against Trump and Morning Joe won’t be the only one manning the ramparts. Scarborough’s emphasis on Paul Ryan – the establishment’s leader of the GOP – to revoke his support of Trump is the key in this particular piece for Ryan handily dispensed of his primary challenger on Tuesday and no longer will risk serious damage if he buries that blade that he’s been honing for months in his own nominee’s back now.