The staunchly Republican editorial board of the Wall Street Journal – America’s most widely read conservative newspaper and the mouthpiece of the one percent- just admitted that Donald Trump’s campaign is ultimately going to be unproductive for the Republican Party, who should abandon their nominee for President.
If they can’t get Mr. Trump to change his act by Labor Day, the GOP will have no choice but to write off the nominee as hopeless and focus on salvaging the Senate and House and other down-ballot races. As for Mr. Trump, he needs to stop blaming everyone else and decide if he wants to behave like someone who wants to be President—or turn the nomination over to Mike Pence.
Their laughable solution of installing Mike Pence as a
replacement candidate sacrificial lamb might help the Republican Party in down ballot races, if only by eliminating the crazed Republican candidate’s daily mini-hates and rants from poisoning public opinion against the Congressmen – but they will not be able to escape the shame of having compromised their values and endorsed his racism in the first place.
The WSJ then took one final swipe at the candidate’s stubborn refusal to even attempt to mount any kind of an actual election campaign or changing his message of shameful deception about his motives to win more votes in the general election:
He also thinks the crowds at his campaign rallies are a substitute for the lack of a field organization and digital turnout strategy. And he thinks that Twitter and social media can make up for being outspent $100 million to zero in battleground states. By now it should be obvious that none of this is working. It’s obvious to many of his advisers, who are the sources for the news stories about dysfunction. They may be covering for themselves, but this is what happens in failing campaigns.
The difference is that the recriminations typically start in October, not mid-August.
Ultimately, it’s the rare occasion when this website can wholly agree with conservative newspaper but we can all agree on their damning conclusion:
Mr. Trump has alienated his party and he isn’t running a competent campaign.
Of course, it’s up to us to add that Donald Trump’s campaign of xenophobic racism actually does comport with a majority of rank and file Republicans, and while incompetent by any objective measure, it is the most successful white supremacist political campaign in modern American history.
Grant Stern is an Editor-At-Large for OccupyDemocrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report. Find out more at grantstern.com.