(From The Washington Examiner)
“We can lose an election, but I don’t want us to lose our heart and soul,” Graham said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “If we nominate Donald Trump, and he carries the banner of the Republican Party, given who he is and what he said about immigrants, about Muslims and young women, we will not just lose the election. We have lost the heart and soul of the conservative movement. That’s what is at stake.”…
…”Donald Trump would be an absolute disaster for the Republican party, destroy conservatism as we know it,” Graham said. “We would get wiped out.”
Graham had better hope Trump gets “wiped out.” Thing is Graham is reflecting the neocon wing which wants (continued and probably expanded) war in the Middle East. Trump has been pretty clear that he is not going to tow the neocon line. At least with Hillary people like Graham know the neocon perspective will be well represented. Indeed a number of prominent neocons have said that they might support Hillary in the event Trump got the GOP nomination.
It should be noted that “neoconservatives” (of which Graham is one) are not conservatives in the small government sense of the word. They like big government. They just want their kind of big government.
Not that Trump wants small government either.
The neocons thought they were out of the woods with Rand Paul gone. Now however they must deal with a whole different bag of oranges in the “Haired One.”
As for Graham and him taking issue with Trump’s remarks it is worth noting that the Senator from South Carolina just a few months ago was quoted as saying;
“I’m trying to help you with your tax status. I’m sorry the government’s so f–ked up. If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”
Is that the “heart and soul” of the Republican Party to which Senator Graham was referring?
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