Why does the GOP establishment HATE Trump? Mike Huckabee knows and he spilled the beans to Megyn Kelly.
From the time Donald Trump entered the Republican race for president, the conventional knock on his campaign wasn’t just that it had little chance of succeeding, but that it could drag down with it other Republicans running for office.
Trump supporter and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, however, believes that doesn’t paint an accurate picture of elitist GOP concerns.
What the Republican establishment really feared then, and fears now, said Huckabee, is something else entirely.
In an interview Monday night on Fox News’ “The Kelly File,” Huckabee said the anti-Trump argument was much more self-serving than the “good of the party” spiel being sold in the mainstream media.
“A lot of the bed-wetting, hand-wringing Republicans, they’re not afraid Donald Trump is going to lose,” said the man who early on challenged Trump for the GOP nomination. “They’re scared to death he’s going to win. And if he wins, he’s going to mess up the neat, little package of fun they have, because they all play to the donor class, and Donald Trump is going to make big changes in the way these institutions go.”…
…A Trump presidency would guarantee friction between Congress and the White House. House Speaker Paul Ryan has cut his ties with Trump, and might even be close to the man believed to have leaked the “Access Hollywood” tape that’s bedeviled Trump’s campaign since Friday.
That’s politics. Congress and the White House were intended to be competing powers by the Constitution itself; let it be that way for a change.
And as for the supposedly co-equal Supreme Court? With the appointments of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan buttressing the unapologetically liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, the court has a guaranteed liberal voting bloc.
A President Hillary Clinton will have one immediate vacancy to fill and the opportunity to shift for years to come the ideological balance of the court in her first year in office. At the debate Sunday night in St. Louis, she made it clear she intends to use appointment to solidify a court that already arrogates to itself the power to decide what is “right” and “wrong,” rather than restricting itself to what is “constitutional.”
(Anyone who doubts that can ask Justice Anthony Kennedy’s gay friends. Maybe even send them a wedding gift.)
Trump has expressed a desire to name justices in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia. His guiding principles were found in the Constitution, not anybody’s agenda.
As Huckabee told Kelly, a Trump presidency would break up the continuity. Even if he didn’t intend to, the evolution of the campaign has made it inevitable. Trump is now essentially running a solo candidacy. That will make it tougher to win, but if it’s successful, it’s going to upset a lot of apple carts in D.C.
Read more: Western Journalism
The GOP doesn’t like change… at least not the kind of change that Trump represents.
It’s often a complaint about conservatives in general, but this batch of Republicans is ok with pushing aside their ideals to prop up the Progressive Obama administration for the sake of ‘bipartisanship’.
A Trump win means that their world has changed. No more status quo.
And for once, maybe it would be the citizens that win.