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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What Republican Turncoats Forget

Editorial Cartoon by AF Branco
by Stephen Moore: I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. Are you going to vote for Hillary? I asked with trepidation. "Of course not," he replied almost insulted by the question. "I understand the concept of a binary decision."

I got a similar response when I asked oil magnate T. Boone Pickens whether he would vote for Mr. Trump. He looked at me with a quizzical look on his face and replied: "Well who else is there to vote for?"

Right. Who else is there? Yet amazingly a caucus of lifelong Republican politicos in Washington are announcing to the world with defiance and self-righteousness that they will vote for Hillary Clinton.

They are mostly former Romney and Bush operatives. They lost and now they want people to believe that their anti-Trumpism is an act of heroism and principle. They ingratiate themselves to The New York Times, Washington Post and Team Clinton - the sworn enemies of free markets and conservative values.

Somehow this doesn't offend their moral compass.

I certainly don't mean to disparage conservatives who say they won't vote for Mr. Trump. One's vote is a matter of personal conscience. But to actively support Hillary is to put the other team's jersey on and then run a lap around the stadium.

It's worth examining the case of the Republicans for Hillary, because none of the arguments make much sense.

First, many say that Trump can't win - it's hopeless. These are the same political geniuses who a year ago assured us that Mr. Trump could never win a primary (he won most of them), then that he couldn't win 50 percent of the vote (he did), then that he couldn't win 50 percent outside of New York (he did), then they said he couldn't win a majority of the delegates (he did) ... On every occasion the Trump haters were wrong. How about a little humility since they are batting 0.00.

The "Trump can't win" mantra isn't just wrong, it's subversive. Of course, he can win. He is running against Hillary Clinton for goodness sakes. So why do they say this? Because the never Trumpers want Trump to lose because he is to the political class (Republicans and Democrats) the disruptor that Uber is to taxicab drivers.

Second is the complaint by some economists that Mr. Trump can't be supported because he is not for free trade. Longtime Washington insider Vin Weber reportedly recently said: "The world economic order and the Republican Party" would be "all in shambles" if Mr. Trump wins. "I think markets would collapse."

Really? Hillary Clinton flip flops every day on free trade, so why is it that only Mr. Trump would cause a recession? He doesn't get that the Trump movement is a revolt against the world order.

Mr. Trump is calling for the biggest tax cut since Ronald Reagan. He is for regulatory relief and school choice. Mr. Trump wants to kill Obamacare. Mr. Trump wants a pro-America drilling policy on energy. Hillary wants to soak the rich, increase the debt, stop energy development, expand entitlements and double down on Obamacare. How is this a difficult choice for a free marketeer?

Third, the Trump haters say we must throw Mr. Trump over the bus in order to save the Senate and House majorities.

This is a foolhardy strategy because one can't win without the other. As economist Donald Luskin puts it in his historical analysis of presidential races and Senate gains: "It is clear from history that the House and the Senate always move in the same party direction as the White House, and with the same magnitude. That means the presidential candidate is like a boat that congressional candidates are riding on. It's really stupid to torpedo that boat."

Finally, there is the view expressed by Bret Stephens, my former colleague at The Wall Street Journal, who wants to "make sure Trump is the biggest loser in presidential history" so that we can "rebuild the conservative movement."

Bret, if Obama/Hillary win a third straight presidential race, there won't be a conservative movement left to rebuild. The Republicans will move to the left. Worse, for President Obama to win effectively a third term will be a voter validation of all of the destructive policies of the last eight years.

Do the "never Trumpers" want to facilitate that? Do they want to hand the left its greatest victory for liberal governance of all time? If they do, they, not Trump, are the unforgivable betrayers of conservative principles.
Stephen Moore (@StephenMoore) formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for the The Wall Street Journal.  He is a distinguished visiting fellow for the Project for Economic Growth at The Heritage Foundation and an economic consultant with Freedom Works. He served as president of the Club for Growth from 1999 to 2004. Moore encouraged the ARRA News Service editor to blog his articles. HIs article was in The Washington Times which has encouraged the ARRA News Service to share its articles.

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Anonymous Darrick Eakin said...

A vote for anyone but Trump is a vote for Hillary!


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