If you want to defund Planned Parenthood, then elect a Republican President. Too many folks have unrealistic expectations about what a GOP majority in Congress can do when it comes to forcing provocatively partisan legislation in the face of a Democratic President and Senate rules that allow a determined minority to obstruct.
Those unrealistic expectations have led, in a year where a strong GOP candidacy CAN win the White House, to the kind of public hissy fit that makes conservatives look extraordinarily unattractive. Trump is an embarrassment to everyone outside the closed world of Trump supporters. The Trumpsters worship the poll, and one reputable one I saw last week said only 7% of Republican voters pick Trump as their second choice. He is appealing to a certain uneducated demographic, and unfortunately it’s rubbing off on the rest of us like shit on the sole of one’s shoes. Trump’s had his fifteen minutes. The geek show will soon fold its tent.
I’ll give Trump credit for getting viewers to tune in and see the GOP field. It’s a far more gifted field than last time around, and the contrast with the old tired woman and wrinkly socialist on the other side ought to be compelling. It’s amazing to contemplate that for all the conservative penchant for self-suicide, the GOP could end up mustering both a dynamic young face as the voice of Congress (Paul Ryan), and a similarly inspired, young, thoughtful and articulate spokesman for conservatism as the Presidential nominee (Cruz or Rubio or even Fiorina, take your pick).
Or we could look like fools and nominate a media whore. For goodness sake, folks, do not suspend your critical faculties, do not be a shill for Donald Trump.