09-19-2016, 05:31 PM
There are a few things I am unclear on, maybe you can educate me (not trolling) on some of them.
168 out of 246. I take it the word "some" would be a qualifying way to describe those proportions. Maybe there is disagreement there. I don't see full blown 90%+ support, the standard rate of approval these presidential candidates typically get from their respective parties heading into the election time. Sure more people are going to come to the side of support by the time we reach November, but when you compare this to a standard GOP bearer such as Romney or McCain, you are seeing less overall support.
Personally, and I can't speak for others that responded to you, I don't disagree with you that things will remain the way they always have, Republicans will attempt to pile on one another in order to maintain as much power and control of the political system, and this country, as possible. I'm not sure who you are trying to prove this point to. Again, I am in agreement with you and anyone else on that point.
However, to ignore entirely the level of opposition Trump has had, in comparison to other recent GOP candidates, Romney, Mccain, Bush, is really a stretch. The chairman of the RNC is decreeing things he has never decreed before when threatening more Republicans to get in line. The media has been all over Trump since day 1, both liberal and conservative news, including FoxNews, the usual rubber stamp approving machine for Republican candidates. The lengths people are going to in order to discredit him by calling him racist, misogynistic, or sexist, are at all time highs, whether you agree or not with those sentiments. In the newest batch of leaked e-mails regarding Colin Powell, Powell himself confirmed the e-mails were real, and they stated that most of the corporatist, political and media elites of the latest Bohemian Grove are voting for everyone except Trump, including 3rd party options. I guess you can go ahead and discredit all of those things to make things more simple and look at the larger picture here, but I find some of these things telling and that Trump is not getting the typical welcoming from the establishment that GOP candidates are typically afforded.
If you just want to go with the argument of "it doesn't matter, things will remain the same, everything you are seeing, everything you are hearing is smoke and mirrors at the end of they day", then we are in agreement. If you just want to say who cares, ignore all of the details, ignore the day to day happenings, don't bother pointing out the differences between Trump and previous GOP presidential candidates, then that is your prerogative, and I can't agree personally with taking that approach.