According to Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, the Republican establishment may give tacit support to Hillary Clinton if Donald Trump wins the nomination.
King said Clinton is somebody “they can do business with” if Cruz or Trump come out on top.
“We’re going to have something like 70 percent of the vote that comes in here today, and they’re going to be anti-Establishment votes,” King told Breitbart News Daily. He characterized the 2016 primary as a “revolt against the Establishment in the Republican Party.”
King said he believes Republicans will support Clinton “because I’m watching them throw a tantrum right now in Iowa, and they have put, I will say, millions of dollars on the table to recruit a primary opponent against me, because they are sore losers in the Iowa caucus,” King explained. “When Cruz won the Iowa caucus, they decided, we’re going to teach Steve King a lesson.”
In October a Quinnipiac poll found Clinton narrowly ahead of Trump, thanks in part to 10 percent of self-identified Republicans backing her.
In November WND reported a lunch hosted by former US Ambassador to the European Union Rockwell Schnabel.
“In attendance in a private dining room of the Hotel Bel-Air were powerful donors said to include Ronald Spogli, the venture capitalist and former ambassador to Italy under President George W. Bush; his business partner Bradford Freeman” and former Los Angeles Mayor Dick Riordan.
The donors were reportedly asked a hypothetical question: “If it was Donald Trump running against Hillary Clinton, who would you vote for?”
“One version has it that most of the Republicans at the table put their hands up for Clinton,” The Hill reported.
The Republican establishment is so horrified they “will do anything they can to stop Mr. Trump from being the GOP nominee,” according to Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager.
Beyond social issues there is little substantive difference between Democrats and Republicans. Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state has been roundly praised by many Republicans and those who served Republican presidents, including Henry Kissinger.
Clinton’s predecessor, Condoleezza Rice, believes “Hillary Clinton, is an extremely talented woman. She is a woman of integrity” and has “done a fine job” at the State Department.
Former Secretary of Homeland Security under Bush, Tom Ridge, “offered some praise for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, saying he always had ‘productive’ meetings with her when he was in the Cabinet and she was a senator,” The Hill reported.
“Hillary Rodham Clinton, who many believe can win the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, if she wants it, is the winner of the 2013 Liberty Medal,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported in 2013. “The award is to be presented Sept. 10 to Clinton by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, chairman of the National Constitution Center and a possible contender for the 2016 Republican nomination. Politics aside, Bush praised Clinton in a statement released Thursday announcing her selection. ‘Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,’ Bush said. ‘These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.’”
In 2014 Mike Huckabee, who recently dropped his candidacy for the Republican nomination, described Clinton as “smart” and “tough” and said she is “a policy genius.”
“I know her. I like her. I’ve worked with her,” said John Kasich, who is remains in the race despite dismal numbers.
Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who failed to gain support for the nomination, “agrees with Hillary Clinton. Or at least, pretty close to it. Asked [on August 12, 2014] at the Iowa State Fair whether he agreed with the former secretary of state’s assessment that a lack of prior U.S. intervention in Syria emboldened jihadists to penetrate Iraq, the GOP governor of Texas found some daylight with the potential future presidential rival. ‘I think on that issue she was closer to being right than she has been on some other ones,’ he replied,” according to US News & World Report.
Other miscellaneous Republicans also praise Clinton (see Correct the Record), revealing there is very little difference between establishment Republicans and Democrats, at least on foreign policy.
The Establishment’s Final Solution
Donald Trump threatens to upset the establishment apple cart and disrupt its decades-long control over who sits not only in the White House, but also Congress.
As a wrecking ball Trump will likely swing the election in Clinton’s corner, although many observers are convinced he will beat her and become the next president.
This underestimates the control the establishment has over the “democratic” election process. On Tuesday in Texas voters complained votes for Trump were flipped to Rubio.
Election “irregularities” are now common. In 2015 a mathematician at Wichita State University said “some voting systems were being sabotaged” while Princeton researchers conducted a demonstration showing how it’s possible to steal an election with a Diebold voting machine in under a minute.
“In Republican primaries, the bias has been toward the establishment candidates over tea partiers. In general elections, it has favored Republican candidates over Democrats, even when the demographics of the precincts in question suggested that the opposite should have been true,” writes Jon Green.
Judy Frankel believes we cannot trust Diebold voting machines or the establishment.
“The 2014 midterm election results may have been a complete farce. All it takes is one insider who knows how to flip a switch and the outcome changes. When it comes to voting, should we trust our votes to a computer that doesn’t even spit out a receipt for confirmation? Do you trust your voting machine manufacturer?” she writes.
Vote fraud may be the final solution for the establishment in their desperate effort to defeat Trump and put favored insider Clinton in the White House.