jcharding, on 19 March 2017 - 08:40 AM, said:
Well, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and many other republican leaders jumped on Trumps side because of that R next to Trump's name. And they had publicly slammed Trump repeatedly. I'm not sure saying the same thing about the voting public is liberal elitism.
I mean, that's just standard bi-partisanship that you're going to see from both
political parties every
election once it comes right down to it. Somehow citing only Republicans as guilty for endorsing their own candidate doesn't really accomplish much of anything.
Frankly- and this is me speaking as a Democrat- I give the Republicans more credit in the Primaries this time around. I never thought Trump had a fighting chance to win the nomination, especially given his more liberal history, and years of giving to campaigns of prominent Democrats. I figured the nomination would go to someone more stereotypically "Republican" like that numbskull Ted Cruz. I was shocked when Trump got the nod, but encouraged, because I thought there, the democratic process had at least meted itself out correctly.
Meanwhile on the Democratic side, I felt Bernie Sanders was far and away the most popular, most credible, most well-spoken candidate the Dems could've put out there, but it turned out none of that even mattered, because the DNC was going to give Hillary the nod regardless of what the overall party wanted. That lack of collaboration and lack of democracy ended up costing them.