Opinion: What The Trump Nomination Means for The GOP – by Ben Avrohom

trump tls prThe people of Indiana and across America have spoken, they want Donald J.Trump to be the Republican nominee. This leaves the GOP with a fundamental choice reject their own party’s nominee and attempt to support a third party option or support the will of the voters. Having been a Cruz supporter I am disappointed he lost Indiana as he was an intelligent and true conservative, nevertheless the voters have spoken loud and clear.

The third party option is a non starter. A third party run would almost inevitably mean a Clinton presidency and would be seen as a rejection of the will of the GOP base. Trump won fairly and while he may not be the ideal candidate, elections has consequences. Many conservatives would argue they voted for McCain even though he was not the most conservative or ideal candidate out there but he was the nominee and a better alternative then Obama. Now its time for the GOP leadership, including Speaker Paul Ryan to get behind the nominee.

For conservatives and the Republican establishment ,the question must be asked is it worth a third Obama term in the form of a Clinton presidency or might it be worth it to elect someone who can stem the tide of extreme political correctness and the rampant liberalism from spreading. While some would likely argue neither Trump nor Clinton are ideal choices ,and none display the values Cruz was shown to have, Clinton embraces a moral decay which is negative for the country and a disregard for the rule of law on important issues like immigration.

GOP leaders staying home also means a likely victory for Clinton. There is no neutrality for the GOP leadership. Failure to mobilize voters and Republican leaders staying home and not endorsing their nominee will mean less competition for Hilary Rodham Clinton. Clinton would likely be very happy to have the Republican establishment stay home and refrain from endorsing their nominee.

If the GOP wants to unite for future elections and retain the new voters Trump has brought in ,both independents and moderate Democrats the best method is to support the candidate the voters have chosen. The establishment has been repudiated and voters are tired of politics as usual. The Republican party should accept the outcome of the primaries and unite to defeat a corrupt Clinton agenda in the national election.

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  1. “Embraces a moral decay which is negative for the country and a disregard for the rule of law on important issues” – these words so eloquently and precisely describe Trump. The voters who “have spoken” have voiced their own “moral decay”. Members of the GOP who are unwilling to back Trump – quite possibly because they haven’t decayed to his extreme. If one has any decent morals, principles, respect & authority of the Constitution as true Conservatives, they should absolutely stick to their fundamental propositions. Him being the Republican nominee shouldn’t effect one’s values.
    Numerous Gedolim both in America & Eretz Yisroel were approached and asked if the general election is Clinton vs. Trump, being that they are both deeply flawed, corrupt, and dangerous, who should one vote for? They unanimously answered that one should abstain from voting! The proper Hishtadlus in this situation is to refrain from action. Hashem will take care of the rest.

  2. Whether the republican stronghold of Lakewood believes that Hillary Clinton is corrupted or not is besides the point. The emes is that she will do well by Lakewood and will be a friend to Eretz Yisroel, while Donald Trump I bet cannot even find it on the map.

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