Ever since Donald Trump was grudgingly offered the nomination at the 2016 Republican national convention, he has embarked on a public relations rampage, driving the name of the Republican Party even harder through the mud of ignorance and bigotry while working overtime to offend the few demographic groups he had yet to besmirch – our veterans and our infants. After a week in which he fairly obviously called for political violence against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and literally accused the President of the United States of creating Daesh (ISIS/IS/ISIL), the Republican establishment has had enough.
Now, over seventy Republican big-wigs have called for the RNC to cut Trump’s campaign off of all funding and to focus on Senate and House race, terrified at the prospect of being routed on all fronts come November. They have sent Rience Preibus a letter demanding they abandon Trump in order to save the party. The Trump brand is so toxic that the Republican stranglehold of both the Senate and the House is in danger.
“We believe that Donald Trump’s divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity risk turning this election into a Democratic landslide, and only the immediate shift of all available RNC resources to vulnerable Senate and House races will prevent the GOP from drowning with a Trump-emblazoned anchor around its neck. This should not be a difficult decision, as Donald Trump’s chances of being elected president are evaporating by the day” reads the letter.
“Those recent outrages have built on his campaign of anger and exclusion, during which he has mocked and offended millions of voters, including the disabled, women, Muslims, immigrants, and minorities. He also has shown dangerous authoritarian tendencies, including threats to ban an entire religion from entering the country, order the military to break the law by torturing prisoners, kill the families of suspected terrorists, track law-abiding Muslim citizens in databases, and use executive orders to implement other illegal and unconstitutional measures.”
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.