McConnell claims GOP lawmakers will sacrifice White House, drop Trump ‘like a hot rock’ if he’s nominee

Republican voters need only look to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to understand that GOP lawmakers will willingly sacrifice the White House in order to save their own hides.

As the Republican Party begins to accept the very real possibility that front-runner Donald Trump will be their presidential nominee, McConnell “laid out a plan that would have lawmakers break with Mr. Trump explicitly in a general election,” The New York Times reported.

Despite his overwhelming victories thus far, leaders of the party think Trump will lose in the general election and will hurt Republicans down-ticket.

According to The Times, resistance to Trump “runs deep,” and a “desperate” behind-the-scenes “mission to save the party” from the real estate tycoon stalled out. As a result, “two campaigns have drafted plans to overtake Mr. Trump in a brokered convention.”

The newspaper said the effort to “unite warring candidates behind one failed spectacularly.”

An overture from Senator Marco Rubio to Mr. Christie angered and insulted the governor. An unsubtle appeal from Mitt Romney to John Kasich, about the party’s need to consolidate behind one rival to Mr. Trump, fell on deaf ears.

Kasich in particular has drawn the ire of GOP power brokers, having struggled to compete in the first four states to vote.

“He’s just flailing his arms around and having a wonderful time going around the country, and it just drives me up the wall,” a senior Republican senator said, according to The Times.

Several senators said McConnell was “especially vocal” about how Kasich was being irrational.

If Trump is the nominee, McConnell allegedly has told Senate colleagues, “We’ll drop him like a hot rock.”

And he may treat Trump’s loss in the general as a given, allowing senators to distance themselves from the candidate and run negative ads against him.

While still hopeful that Mr. Rubio might prevail, Mr. McConnell has begun preparing senators for the prospect of a Trump nomination, assuring them that, if it threatened to harm them in the general election, they could run negative ads about Mr. Trump to create space between him and Republican senators seeking re-election. Mr. McConnell has raised the possibility of treating Mr. Trump’s loss as a given and describing a Republican Senate to voters as a necessary check on a President Hillary Clinton, according to senators at the lunches.

All of which suggests that when it comes to political theater, the best is yet to come in the 2016 election. At the very least, it’s going to be an interesting spring and summer.

Tom Tillison

Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.
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478 thoughts on “McConnell claims GOP lawmakers will sacrifice White House, drop Trump ‘like a hot rock’ if he’s nominee

  1. TG80905 says:

    What the Bad Senator from Kentucky fails to realize is his recalcitrant leadership and failure to challenge the Obama agenda in the Senate combined with Boehner’s incessant crying and Paul Ryans blatant colaboration in the 2016 Omnibus Bill has opened the eyes of the GOP rank & file. We don’t want to be “Democrat middleweight”.

    We have no desire or interest in the direction the party eztablishment wants to go. The democrats are going 600 mph right over the cliff. The GOP establishment has no issue with the destination but feel 200 mph is a better speed.

    Well those of us in the backseat have no desire to take that leap of faith into totalitarian government. Our interest rest not in making things easier for government, but in making things harder. We like being a free people in a system where government is the servant. If the People want to tell the government to go “f##k itself”the bureaucrats had best accept it. …..~

    For way to many years we have tolerated the unconstitutional (therefore unlawful) growth of the bureaucracy. Just because the rest of the world believes in bureaucratic despotism and obey like bleating sheep is irrelevant. We are the nation born from the shot heard ’round the world. We have no need for the kings men. We do not subscribe to the belief that any man must avert his eyes and accept their lot in the progressives caste system. The philosophy governing this nation says the Prince & the Pauper stand eye to eye equals before God and Gods Law.

    Here government exists to preserve and protect the natural rights of the citizen. It serves …. it is not supposed to be served. Its allegiance belongs to the people, not the other way around.

    History provides the proof. In the 240 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence two facts have been proven over and over again. When the rest of the world tries to be more like the USA the world prospers as the blossom of liberty gives forth its fruit. When the USA emulates the rest of the world, global misery explodes and freedom dies.

    Slavery chafes the soul even when it is disguised as comfortable servitude. We want no part of the new world construct. Liberty may be messy, but it .is far far more preferable to the orderly servatude of totalitarian despotism

  2. psychenudity says:

    This is EXACTLY why Trump IS LEADING.
    Why is this so hard to understand for the atypical “Republican” voter & politician?
    You gave us 7+ ( actually 10+ years – if you wanna count the last 2 of Bush’s FAILURE, and the GOP LOSING the mid terms in 2006 – remember? Probably not.) of nothing but capitulation.
    Nothing but career politics , special interest and disdain for the “little people” who pay your paychecks , access to insider info. for you to GET RICH with in the markets, and the taxes you love to WASTE on pathetic excuses for law and “governing”.
    It’s not a question of how bad it will be if Trump actually becomes POTUS – could it really be worse that what the situ is now? I , personally, DO NOT think so!
    It is FEAR MONGERING to keep their privileged positions of power – which has corrupted the majority (if not ALL) of them.
    I say support Trump simply for the spite of it all !!

    1. TAK1 says:

      Amen bro!

  3. Mike says:

    If this is not enough to get my fellow lazy Americans off their butts and primary challenge every incumbent at least do the country a favor and stop the insanity of electing any lawyers to any office which does not require a law degree.

    What on earth do you expect when you elect people highly trained in every deceitful Alinsky trick usually by self avowed communist professors?

    People, never let a lawyer get by a primary challenge.

  4. sootsme says:

    If the Republicans hose Trump after insisting that he agree not to run third party there will be a revolt, and likely no more Rs will be elected anywhere. Period. The American people are indeed capable of being a sleeping giant, and resent being peed on and told it’s raining. Watch what you sow, RINOs…

  5. justagramma says:

    He seems to be revealing his closet party affiliation. Just as we suspected, he’s a Dem.

  6. kat747 says:

    If you people in the GOP do not support Trump who is obviously the people’s choice, then you should resign and go home. That will save a lot of money voting you back into office which you do not rightly deserve. You people are not getting it….IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU ANYMORE. IT IS ABOUT THE USA.

  7. FIREBRED says:

    Disgusting chinless slug McConman has shown his true face.
    There’s NO hope for GOP. These RINOs need to be tarred &
    feathered, and run outta Washington DC on a rail. I will write
    in Mr.Trump if he runs third party as he might. But hopefully
    won’t come to that, because the brokered convention could
    be just insane RINO’s wet rainbow dream. Sen Jeff Sessions
    is right, and comes Super Tuesday, tomorrow, McConman will
    have to eat his shorts. I hope it will be shown on FOX !!!

  8. DesertPatriot says:

    We the people do not want you establishment types to dump the White House in Hitlery’s lap McConnell! Don’t do it! You are not as immune from retaliation at the ballot box as you think you are.

  9. Gary Bardone says:

    Your decision to give the White House to the Democrats is proof that you are a hate filled individual and not doing your job. Resign America does not need or deserve your kind….

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