The Reverend


It seems like it was only a few days ago that Fat Tony, Governor of New Jersey, said this about Mr. Trump....



"Showtime is over. We are not electing an entertainer-in-chief. Showmanship is fun, but it is not the kind of leadership that will truly change America," he said according to Newsmax.



America, by gum, doesn't need THAT kind of "leadership". "Showmanship" is fine and all, but "it is not the kind of leadership that will truly change America." Fat Tony Christie is a straight and tough talker.....and he has never been afraid to state inconvenient truths. He, by god, tells it like it is.



Christie, yesterday....



“I’ve been on that stage, I’ve gotten to know all the people on that stage. And there is no one better prepared to provide America with the strong leadership that it needs both at home and around the world than Donald Trump,” Christie said at a joint press appearance in Texas alongside Trump.



I'm not sure who lifted up the rock and told the single-celled lifeforms that crawled out that yesterday was endorsement day...but damn....the certifiable GOP Maine Governor, Paul LePage followed the lead of the toad-like Christie, and endorsed Kong as well.



Word then got out, apparently, that yesterday was endorsement day for creepy-crawlers...prompting one slimy, reptilian creature to take to his Twittersponder....here's the newt....



Newt Gingrich: This Chris Christie endorsement of Trump is real signal to GOP establishment that they had better begin thinking about Trump as the future



Others who have been known to have the ability to communicate with the creepiest freaks (another band name?) within the soon-to-be-former Republican Party, saw Christie's endorsement of Donald Kong...well...a bit differently...



“It’s pretty disgusting why he did it because he’s opportunistic,” said Tony Fratto of Hamilton Place Strategies, who worked in the George W. Bush White House. “His days of leadership in the Republican Party are done.”



I detect just a tad of sarcasm in this from Big Time Republican, Ed Rogers.....



“I can’t wait to hear Christie sort of reconcile his legitimate Republican credentialed point of view with Trump,” said Ed Rogers of lobbying firm BGR Group. “I can’t wait to hear it: that Trump is a Republican, that Trump is an authentic conservative, that Trump has the temperament and judgment to be president. Please Christie, tell me that! I might believe it from Christie because I have such respect for Christie.”



As I predicted would happen, however, some Republicans are looking prepared to leave their denialism behind....



“Folks are now going through the stages of grief,” said one high-ranking Republican operative. “Some are already at acceptance.”



But others, labeled as "conservative donors", think they can still derail the political party wrecker lovingly referred to as Kong on this blog....



A group of Republicans is moving quickly to research ballot-access requirements for independent candidates in case Trump wraps up the GOP nomination next month.



The document, stamped “confidential,” was authored by staff at Data Targeting, a Republican firm based in Gainesville, Fla. The memo notes that “it is possible to mount an independent candidacy but [it] will require immediate action on the part of this core of key funding and strategic players."



So....looks like everything is going smoothly.



Yes, it will still take some time for "respectable" Republicans to accept the fate of their political party....but time, I predict, will heal even the deepest of wounds. This from The Huckleberry proves that the grieving process is not your one-size-fits-all kind of thing....



Senator Lindsey Graham held nothing back when talking about his former opponents in the Republican race for the White House, concluding that his party 'has gone bats**t crazy.'



Speaking at the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner, Graham had the harshest words for Sen. Ted Cruz. "If you kill Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you," he quipped.



Doesn't seem very pleased, does he? Huck, I'm afraid, is still back at the "anger" step of the grieving process. But I'm willing to wager that, before the autumn arrives, Lindsey will be holding a "Make America Great Again" sign while mouthing something about "party unity".



You know the nursery rhyme where "all the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty-Dumpty back together again", right?



Donald Trump, the Mighty Kong, has stomped through the Village of Republicans, leaving nothing but bits and pieces of the Party of Lincoln strewn about. While the shattering has been taking place, many on the far right have been cheering wildly while joyously kicking the shattered pieces all around, gleeful that the GOP "establishment" Humpty was getting what it had coming.



Very soon will come the "oh, Christ, what have we done" phase....and all the GOP's soldiers and all the GOP's men will rush around all pell-mell like trying to glue the thousands of pieces of a shattered party back together again.



Uniting the GOP Humpty, putting 'him' back together again, will soon become job one. But what was the operative word from that old Mother Goose Humpty-Dumpty rhyme? "Couldn't". Yeah, that's the one. All those horses and all those king's men "couldn't" put the terribly shattered Humpty back together.....no matter how hard they tried.



So, too, the GOP.