“I most certainly will not vote for Donald Trump. I will vote for the least left-wing opponent to Donald Trump and I want to make a vote to make sure that he has — that he is the biggest loser in presidential history since, I don’t know, Alf Landon or going back further. It’s important that Donald Trump and what he represents — this kind of ethnic quote, ‘conservatism,’ or populism be so decisively rebuked that the Republican Party, the Republican voters will forever learn their lesson that they cannot nominate a man so manifestly unqualified to be president in any way, shape or form. So they have to learn a lesson in the way perhaps Democrats learned from McGovern in ’72. George Will said let’s have him lose in 50 states. Why not Guam, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, too?”A Pulitzer Prize winner in 2013, Stephens is a fool. He advocates a unanimous victory for Crooked Clinton, which would destroy the nation.
Conservatives like him get hot and bothered when they think about Goldwater's 44-state loss. They claim that this paved the way for Reagan in 1980.
The reality is Goldwater's embrace of segregation was a calamity. Such bigotry undid the hard work of Everett Dirksen and other mainstream Republicans to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. LBJ needed the votes of 22 of the 33 Republican senators. Dirksen delivered 27. Thanks to Goldwater, history ignores Dirksen's finest hour.
Thanks to Goldwater, many in the public still see Republicans as bigots.
And thanks to Goldwater, we have socialism.
Goldwater's 44-state loss opened the Pandora's Box of liberalism. LBJ used the mandate Goldwater handed him to pave the way for the Great Society, the Vietnam War, and the continuance of Democratic Party control of both houses of Congress for the next 16 years. In those 16 years, Democrats expanded the federal government's power through the EPA, education Title programs, and a whole host of other programs.
A 50-state loss would give Hillary the House and the Senate, giving her carte blanche to replace our socialist state with full-blown communism. The statehouses that Republicans now control would matter even less than they do now. The courts and Congress already stripped states of their power to regulate abortion, marriage, health insurance, and education. The No. 1 budget item in every state is Medicaid, which is a budget buster that thanks to health industry lobbyists cannot be reined in.
But hey, let's lose all 50 states so this jackass Stephens can preen about how principled he is. Forget the damage done to the country by a big loss because it is more important for Stephens and the rest of the Never Trump loons to control the Republican Party, even if such a loss would make its brand as spoiled as the Ayds Diet Plan, or Gawker.
I have a message for Never Trumpers: Trump won the nomination fair and square. You want to take your ball and go home, fine. But do not bother coming back. We now know what you stand for.