June 7th, 2020


Bill Kristol and the #NeverTrump Crowd's Banana Republic Campaign

Alicia Colon

By Alicia Colon

Published June 9, 2016

When the writer O'Henry coined the phrase ‘banana republic', he was alluding to what he had witnessed of the political machinations in Honduras. Politically, it refers to an unstable country, dependent on a limited agriculture and ruled by a small, self-elected, wealthy and corrupt faction. To me it has always described a country where elections mean nothing and the will of the people is subverted by the elite. Formerly sane Bill Kristol and the other sore losers in the #NeverTrump faction are so obsessed with the prospect of a Trump presidency that they have sunk to that same corrupt level.

Even worse, this group is attempting the same coup as the one New Jersey Democrats won in the 2002 Senatorial race. In September of that year Senator Robert Torricelli dropped out of his reelection campaign because of alleged ethics violation. Just two months before Election Day, the New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Democratic Party could legally replace Torricelli's name on the ballot with that of former U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg who went on to win the seat against Republican Doug Forrester.

There is something un-American about sneaking in a candidate who avoided the grueling campaign trail that the other candidates had endured for the past year and a half just because you don't care for the winner. Now Sen. Lindsay Graham is urging Republicans to take back their support for Donald Trump in the wake of his repeated claims that Judge Gonzalo Curiel's heritage make him unfit to preside over lawsuits against him. “This is the most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy,” Graham told The New York Times.

One of these days, I hope the truth will be told about Sen. McCarthy, who had nothing to do with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) or the blacklisting of Hollywood writers. He was a patriotic American concerned with the infiltration of Communists in the entertainment industry. He was absolutely correct and all one has to do is observe the anti-American products coming out of Hollywood today compared to those that inspired our victory in WWII.

As for those inane comments coming from the GOPe about Trump's so-called ‘racist' comments, I doubt any of these RINOs know much about La Raza. There are many immigrant groups joined in the overall “La Raza” movement. The most prominent and mainstream organization is the National Council de La Raza --- the Council of “The Race” which is closely tied to the Mexican Civil Rights movement.

Most of the mainstream media think of the National Council of La Raza as nothing more than an Hispanic Rotary Club. But the National Council of La Raza succeeded in getting over $15.2 million in federal grants last year alone, of which $7.9 million was in U.S. Department of Education grants for Charter Schools, and undisclosed amounts were for get-out-the-vote efforts supporting La Raza political positions.

Behind the respectable front of the National Council of La Raza lies the real agenda of the La Raza movement, the agenda that led to those thousands of illegal immigrants in the streets of American cities, waving Mexican flags, brazenly defying our laws, and demanding concessions.

Although La Raza may have started as an organization to promote the interests of Latino Americans, it is mostly now connected with the civil rights of Mexicans. A Chicano group (MEChaA) is one of the most anti-American groups in the country, which has permeated U.S. campuses since the 1960s, and continues its push to carve a racist nation out of the American West.

Donald Trump was perfectly in his right to suspect that the Judge handling his Trump University case, Gonzalo Cruel, would be biased as he is a member of The Hispanic National Bar Association. This group put out a press release last July that in part states: The HNBA calls for a boycott of all of Trump business ventures, including golf courses, hotels, and restaurants. We salute NBC/Universal, Univision and Macy's for ending their association with Trump, and we join them in standing up against bigotry and racist rhetoric. Other businesses and corporations should follow the lead of NBC/Universal, Univision and Macy's and take similar actions against Donald Trump's business interests. We can and will make a difference.

I've admitted that Mr. Trump was not my first choice and I did not vote for him in the New York primary. However, I plan to vote for him in November and I have to say that I have no qualms about doing that. I received an interesting email showing a poster outlining the similarities between Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. RR was also a TV celebrity (Death Valley Days host 1964-66) before entering politics and was a Democrat before becoming a Republican. He was also mocked in the media and was not considered a serious residential candidate. He was the first divorced president. Both RR and DT have the same campaign slogan-Make America Great Again. RR was pro immigration but strongly against illegal immigration as is Donald Trump. Most importantly, Reagan was pro-life, pro Second Amendment and pro tax reduction as Mr. Trump claims to be.

The #NeverTrump Rinos are not the only ones turning to banana republic tactics. The Democrats, alarmed at the possible indictment of their leading candidate, Hillary Clinton, are probably planning to sweep in VP Biden rather than throw any support to Bernie Sanders. Their party convention may be hotter than the GOP's.

I for one will be turning to my higher power to sustain me until November when hopefully American voters will choose wisely to make America great again.

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