Conservatives often accuse establishment Republicans of not wanting to win. According to conservatives, they would rather lose than see a conservative win.
A funny thing has happened in the new post Obama world.
The same thing might now be said about conservatives.
I was a part of the Never Trump movement during the campaign. I didn’t support Donald Trump for one simple reason: I did not believe he would govern as a conservative. Then something shocking happened. Donald Trump won and started acting like a conservative. President Trump nominated conservatives for most of his cabinet positions.
Had Ted Cruz won the election, his cabinet would be different but not by much.
Conservatives, who are still members of the Never Trump crowd have berated Trump since his election. Shortly after being sworn in, President Trump issued some executive orders. He is freezing regulations. He issued an executive order directing the administration to unwind regulations created by Obamacare to help businesses and individuals. The White House website now touts the new administration’s support for law enforcement as well as support for the Second Amendment.
What here isn’t good enough?
Donald Trump isn’t a perfect President. But neither was Ronald Reagan. He’s started off right and is doing a lot of things right. He will undoubtedly be wrong from time to time and conservatives need to oppose him if he is wrong, just as conservatives opposed Reagan when he was wrong.
But those who are still spewing the never Trump rhetoric need to grow up. This is not about a man nor is it about them. It is about America, liberty and advancing a conservative agenda.
Today, we are advancing a conservative agenda. For some in the conservative movement, that simply isn’t good enough. For them, the leader must be perfect.
Conservatives have two choice here. We can work with the administration, when it is right, and we can advance a conservative agenda. Or, we can simply go sit in the corner, like spoiled, petulant children and accomplish nothing.
I vote for a conservative victory. I vote for freedom and liberty. I vote for working with President Trump and his administration when they are right.
There are some in the never Trump movement who will not work with the Trump administration, no matter what. For those folks, here is a simple message: Grow up! We have much more at stake than your fragile ego. We must win.