Who am I to tell grown-ups what to do? I think we can all agree that with the exception of a few congressmen and senators, Republicans have held steady in their support of their nominee. Why punish them or ourselves?
West Virginia finally elected a Republican Legislature in 2014, breaking 82 years of Democratic Party control.
No way I risk that.
I am not going to hurt myself by voting Democrat just to send some weird message to Paul Ryan. My congressman is Alex Mooney. He was Cruz's campaign manager in West Virginia, but that's because he shares Cuban heritage on his mother's side. I am cool with that. He is not sabotaging the Trump campaign in our state.
In fact, Democrats are running as Trump Democrats.
I live in West Virginia. I will vote straight-ticket Republican. I don't have any principle except wining and doing the best for my state, and more importantly, me.
If you live in Ryan's district, vote for someone else. Ditto Chaffetz of Utah. They are saboteurs.
But the rest of the Republican slate usually is innocent of the high crime of treason. Punish the traitors, not your self interest.
Oh yeah, and please read "Trump the Press." It's available as a paperback, and on Kindle.