When next week comes, the GOP will console itself with a traditional post-election bump in the polls, but it will not last. Yesterday, in Cleveland, the GOP did the one thing we must not allow to happen for the future of this country. They elected Hillary Clinton.
Having repudiated years of Republicans declaring that character counts by nominating Donald Trump, the GOP yesterday repudiated rule of law on, ironically enough, their “law and order” day of the convention.
The secretary of the convention went into hiding surrounded by armed guards so as not to receive a petition of states demanding a roll call vote on rules. Then the delegates wanting the roll call released their names to the media. The Trump and RNC forces, now fully together the establishment, began harassing those delegates including threatening Iowa’s first in the nation status.
The convention stayed in recess until enough delegates had been threatened. Then the chair rules the “ayes” won a vote when just about every outside observer heard more no votes. But a roll call was not to be had.
Republicans needed to stop Hillary Clinton. But they nominated the one candidate who will not beat Hillary Clinton. Then, in nominating him, the GOP abandoned all pretense of being the party that cares about character and rule of law.
It will be hard for the GOP to attack the Clinton scandals when they have nominated Trump. It will be hard to say Clinton did not live by the rules when they ignored their own rules.
The United States of America will not end as a country, despite rhetoric to the country. But it will now be lost as a beacon of freedom for at least a generation. The creeping tide of socialism will overwhelm our institutions and the American church will all but go into hiding.
It will do it all because the Republicans had a chance to beat Hillary Clinton, but chose instead to commit suicide in Cleveland.