RUSH: Washington Post: “GOP Foreign Policy Elites Do Not Know Whether They Will Serve if Trump is President –– When the Republican foreign policy elite gets together these days, conversation quickly veers from challenges such as the Islamic State or North Korea to focus on two questions. How has Donald Trump come so close to becoming the partyÂ’s standard-bearer? If Trump were elected president, would any of them serve in his administration?”
Well, yeah, you got to understand, Trump, to these people, I’m telling you, these establishment types, Trump represents a bigger threat than ISIS. Trump represents a bigger threat than North Korea. Just like we represent the biggest threat to the Democrats because we are the direct challengers to their power.
Eliot Cohen, professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University and a former George W. Bush administration official, said, “ItÂ’s the only thing we can talk about.” That’s all we talk about. Us foreign policy guys, that’s all we talk about, is Trump.
“HeÂ’s answered the second question by spearheading an anti-Trump petition, which now has signatures of 121 GOP national security experts,” who are pledging they will not work in a Trump administration. “Others are not sure how they would respond to a call from Trump. ‘Leaving any particular president completely alone and bereft from the best advice people could give him just doesnÂ’t sound responsible,’ said another former senior Republican official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.”
So one guy here is saying essentially, “Look, Trump’s not gonna know diddly-squat. It would be irresponsible of us, the gurus, who have all the answers, not to help him out.” I love the assumption that these guys are the gurus. They have all the answers and it would be silly not to help Trump out because he doesn’t know anything. Now, I don’t know how any of these quotes justify the Washington Post headline, but what do they care? I mean, the headline is what they want people to see: “GOP Foreign Policy Elites Do Not Know Whether They Will Serve if Trump is President.”
Meanwhile, from The Politico, “Could Trump Be Impeached Shortly After He Takes Office? — It’s highly improbable, but law scholars and political junkies are speculating about it.” I’m telling you, this from The Politico, the USA Today story today questioning Obama’s executive orders. They’re all about establishing new narratives for the upcoming new president, should he end up being a Republican.
“Donald Trump isnÂ’t even the Republican nominee yet. But his incendiary rhetoric, most notably about killing the families of terrorists and bringing back torture, has critics on the right and the left discussing the most extreme of countermeasures at an unusually early point in the race.
“‘Impeachment’ is already on the lips of pundits, newspaper editorials, constitutional scholars, and even a few members of Congress. Even the mainstream Republican head of the US Chamber of Commerce recently tossed out the I-word when discussing the civilian backlash if TrumpÂ’s trade war with China led to higher prices on everyday items sold at Walmart and Target.”
And then I’m quoted here in this Politico story. “On his radio show last month, Rush Limbaugh even put a very brisk timeline on it: ‘TheyÂ’ll be talking impeachment on day two, after the first Trump executive order,'” I predicted. Well, lo and behold, yet another El Rushbo prediction comes true. I just blew it by about six months. They’re not waiting for the first Trump executive or order. They’re not waiting for Trump to even be inaugurated. They’re already talking about impeachment before Trump’s even got the nomination.
What does that tell you? They are scared to death. I guess they think he’s gonna win. They’re at their wits’ end. If they’re talking about impeachment as a way of getting rid of Trump, you have to think that they’ve shot their wad getting rid of him during their primaries here.