There's a war going on (as you may have noticed) in both political parties. The Democratic's war is the "establishment" against the openly socialist/communist Bernie Sanders. It's the Woodstock generation of Ho Chi Minh hardcore leftists against the merely fascist Progressives. It's a fun war to watch and I am enjoying it immensely! This is a war between those who may still want some modicum of a private sector as opposed to Marxists who, if given half an chance will start nationalizing everything they can get their hands on. But as Nietzsche said, if it happens it is necessary and this war has been brewing a long time. Leftists in general pride themselves on discipline in thought and message, so this is a rare opportunity to see them air some dirty laundry, and it's only going to get better...enjoy.
Which brings me to our war. CW would disagree I'm guessing but the Reagan wing of the party (for lack of a better term) has been pushed aside for far to long. We have been good team players. Since WWII, 70 long years we have had two, exactly two candidates that represented us; RR and Barry Goldwater (and Goldwater was a shit candidate). We've had Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Bush 1, Bob Dole, GWB, John McCain and Mitt Romney. Each and everyone an establishment kinda guy. Now I don't mean to imply these weren't good men (some of them) but not many were into doing away with the Department of Education...if you catch my drift. Which brings me to my point.
The establishment hates guys like me. They're embarrassed by us with our "economic freedom" talk and anti-big government rhetoric. They HATE our emphasis on social issues which they see as a BIG loser, even though the Democrats talk about nothing else and ride social issues to victory time and time again!
Within the GOP there are progressives just like in the Democrat Party, a bit different in their approach but still Progressive in their attitudes and beliefs. Here's one I saw today, a ex-GWB speechwriter who now writes for the Washington Compost, a Mr. Michael Gerson. This guy is using all the buzzwords of the left, "right-wing, xenophobic, beyond the bounds of civil discourse" etc. in an attempt to delegitimize our views and keep us marginalized. He wants to purge Trump from the party. I've never seen anything like it. The establishment is so threatened they want to publicly PURGE the front runner! Well I say I've never seen anything like it, but that's not true. They were making the same noises in the 70's when Ronald Reagan was a threat, just not as overt.
The question is have you establishment types lost it? Have you gone absolutely crazy? Would you actually commit suicide in a year when the Democrats are such a mess that a Republican can't help but win, just to maintain control of the Party?
I've told you what to do, take Trump's issue from him. Get your guy (or gal) to come out strongly on immigration. Make it the cornerstone of his/her campaign. If your candidate can't or won't do that then don't give them your support, that's what WE are doing. I'm not crazy about Trump but I might vote for him just to send a message to K Street. Don't make me do something I don't want to do! The longer this goes on the less credibility these people will have when they eventually DO come out for shutting down immigration, and believe me they will if they have any hope of winning. You guys need to get a grip and you can start by getting these Progressive idiots like Michael Gerson under control! Jesus you're starting to embarrass ME!