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Communications Chair for Young Republicans’ National Organization Quits Over Trump

Communications Chair for Young Republicans’ National Organization Quits Over Trump

“I will not quietly fall in line. I will not give up my principles.”

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Donald Trump may have won the Republican nomination in every way except the official coronation in Cleveland in July, but some prominent Republican voices refuse to cheer for him.

One of these voices belongs to the communications chair for the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF), the nationwide organization that oversees all Young Republican (YR) clubs around the country.

Monday afternoon, Katrina Jørgensen posted a resignation letter on her Facebook page, stating that she was “regretfully” resigning her position because her “principles will no longer allow” her to carry out her duties.

The conflict, explains Jørgensen, is that she believes it will be impossible to promote pro-Republican messages along with promoting Trump (emphasis in original):

https://www.facebook.com/notes/katrina-elaine-j%C3%B8rgensen/resigning-as-communications-chair-from-yrnf/10155923659836515

As the head of our national communications my voice is part of our message, and I am intrinsically tied to it. Therefore I must step down. I cannot live with being seen as supporting a candidate I truly feels tramples on all of our values. Even if we, as an organization, focused exclusively on congressional candidates, we would still be seen as complicit. It would be impossible to resist the pressure to push for a straight-R ticket when we campaign.

The role of the Communications Committee is to reach our members and the public with our positions in support of our parent party. Unfortunately, the RNC has decided to embrace this candidate as our standard-bearer. So every press release, every tweet that does not denounce Trump will be seen as capitulating to the GOP. Our social media accounts have already seen messages from people announcing their support of Donald Trump and invoking our organization. I cannot be part of that. No matter how loud I am in my renouncement of Trump, my title will still betray me. I want no part of a racist, fascist, hateful presidency.

The YRNF is an official division of the Republican Party, a separately incorporated umbrella organization representing the local groups of YRs, defined as Republicans between the ages of 18 and 40 years of age.

In her letter, Jørgensen calls on other YR leaders to “prayerfully consider their own positions,” and invites them to join her (emphasis in original):

There is no easy answer to the situation our party is in, but I believe we would do much more for our country by standing together against Donald Trump. We have been told for years how we are the future of the party, this is our opportunity to seize that future. But if we have instead decided to uphold a man who does not represent us or our views — a man that has belittled war heroes, explicitly stated misogynist beliefs, relied on intimidation of minorities, insulted our international allies, rewarded violence, championed divisive rhetoric and proved completely uneducated in conservative fiscal policy — I cannot participate in that. When each of us decided to get involved in politics, we all hoped to change our county, our state, our nation for the better. We sit on the edge of history now, a choice to be made.

I spoke to Jørgensen by phone shortly after she posted her letter and she emphasized that she understood the dilemma that other Republican leaders were facing, but that she did not see any way to separate her YRNF duties from supporting Trump.

After Trump won the Indiana primary, effectively securing the GOP nomination, the YR leadership sent out an email that “didn’t even mention Trump and said we’re focused on electing as many Republicans as possible [in the] down ballot races,” said Jørgensen.

However, she continued, “without saying ‘no, we’re against Trump,’ I feel like we’re still complicit” in supporting someone who does not support our principles. “I couldn’t do that anymore.”

After taking some time to weigh her options and talk to her family, Jørgensen decided “now was the time to step back from this position.” She intends to continue her work with YRNF’s International Outreach and as South Carolina Chair, and to spend the next few months supporting down-ballot Republican candidates.

Jørgensen is not aware of any other Young Republicans who are planning to resign because of Trump. As of Monday evening, she had already been removed from the list of YRNF leaders on the group’s website.

Still, Jørgensen is fine doing this alone. As she writes in the conclusion of her letter:

…I cannot support a candidate who endorses bigotry and lawlessness, with a minimal understanding of the fiscal policies long associated with our party, even if he does have an “R” after his name. I could not later tell my children I did the right thing, instead I would have to live with allowing my politics to be corrupted. I cannot stand by and continue to write newsletters and posts that so strongly conflict with my personal values. I will not surrender my beliefs.

This is not the way forward. I will not quietly fall in line. I will not give up my principles.

I will always be #NeverTrump.

[Disclosure: Katrina Jørgensen is an editor at Independent Journal Review, where I am also a contributor, although she is not responsible for reviewing or editing my articles.]

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Comments

Free State Paul | May 24, 2016 at 7:12 am

“I want no part of a racist, fascist, hateful presidency.”

A textbook case of Campus Stockholm Syndrome.

    casualobserver in reply to Free State Paul. | May 24, 2016 at 9:09 am

    It certainly sounds like words she would constantly hear on campus from either Bernie OR Hillary supporters.

    I’m not aware of anything Trump said that is racist. He is, of course, extrmemly tolerant of anti-semitism in his supporters, who frankly remind me of Obama supporters in their absolute blindness to the possibility that Trump’s opponents mean exactly what they say. Good for her, anyway – there is hope for the future.

buckeyeminuteman | May 24, 2016 at 7:49 am

It is pretty hard to talk to people about the traditionally Republican values of small government, lower taxes, partner-building with other nations, strong national defense, and respect for human life; while trying to get them to vote for Trump. I’m not even going to try to do the two as they are polar opposite of each other. Good on her.

    Old0311 in reply to buckeyeminuteman. | May 24, 2016 at 9:59 am

    If only the GOPe valued Republican values, there never would have been a Trump.

    There is no such thing as a small government, low taxes, strong national defense, or respect for human life so long as the open borders invasion continues.

    When people come, they bring their values with them.

    As for partner building with other nations, the USA has to have the credibility to walk away from deals or it will be treated like a doormat. George Bush and Obama, despite their stated intentions, didn’t help things.

It will be difficult to support someone who is not a principled conservative. Trump is neither principled or conservative, he’s not even a Republican. It’s good to see this young lady has values, and is honorable.

    casualobserver in reply to Romey. | May 24, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Principled conservatives faced that challenge in 2012, 2008, 2000, 1996, 1992 for starters. The party hasn’t been able to field a true conservative in a long time.

      Milhouse in reply to casualobserver. | May 24, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Except in 1996, the party was able each time to field someone who was significantly more conservative than the Democrat, someone who at least understood and respected conservative values even if he didn’t always agree with them, and above all someone who was a decent person, fit to hold public office, whom we could support without embarassing ourselves. Even McCain the adulterer had many admirable traits that we could be proud of, while ignoring his flaws.

      Trump is none of these things. He is not even a little bit conservative, on some of the most significant issues he’s to Clinton’s left, he’s an ignoramus on all issues of principle and on almost all issues of practical policy, and he’s in every way a disreputable person.

    MarkSmith in reply to Romey. | May 24, 2016 at 9:11 am

    “traditionally Republican values of small government, lower taxes, partner-building with other nations, strong national defense, and respect for human life”

    “traditionally Republican values” Ha! I been supporting and watching the republican party since 1980 for these values and except for national defense, I have seen very little of it. Considering how much waste we have had on national defense like the JS Fighter, I even question that. I think denial is the big factor here. There is no such thing as traditionally Republican Values.

“This is not the way forward. I will not quietly fall in line. I will not give up my principles.”

“And I won’t back down.”!

summa cum laude to Katrina Jørgensen!

Common Sense | May 24, 2016 at 8:03 am

Right out of the play book of the Clinton campaign!

“I want no part of a racist, fascist, hateful presidency.”

Katrina Jørgensen you rant and rave about Trump. What about
Clinton winning the Presidency? What will the country look like after 4 more years of Obama’s policies?
Make no mistake this election is a turning point for our
nation.

    Ragspierre in reply to Common Sense. | May 24, 2016 at 9:16 am

    You are the one ranting and raving.

    The young lady never did. Like all of us who have reached the same general conclusions, we did it on hard, cold rational analysis of facts.

      casualobserver in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

      And you MUST be willing to accept the consequences. You cannot say “I am not responsible because I didn’t vote.”

        Ragspierre in reply to casualobserver. | May 24, 2016 at 9:43 am

        I’m always ready to accept the consequences of my actions.

        That’s why I will not vote for either stinking, lying Collectivist thug.

        T-rump is not this year’s Romney. He is a Collectivist fraud, running under false colors, and another narcissistic asshole in the mold of the one in office now, but with a few different views. Very few.

          casualobserver in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 10:02 am

          You seem awfully certain of Trump’s political style. Are you as certain of Hillary’s? I am. She has visions of this country being more like a European nation, than one that adheres to founding principles. And, sure, the political class hasn’t bought into leading by the founding principles in perhaps a generation, if not a century. But there are two things I’d bet my savings on: She will leverage Congress to weaken the First and especially the Second Amendments, and she will stack SCOTUS with as many judges as she can that may make Obama’s appointments seem tame. With Hillary in office, I expect Ginsberg to retire. And she has signaled as much. Expecting a GOP majority Congress to resist here is a fool’s errand. They already are panty waists when it comes to resisting Reid and Obama. (Truth may be McConnell and enough GOP elected class buy the agenda.)

          To not vote for Trump for personality reasons doesn’t make sense. To say he is a collectivist worse than Hillary is not now and may especially not be true come November. He’s far from perfect. But you must accept Hillary as “better” if you abstain from voting. (Or perhaps Gary Johnson…..LOL)

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 10:14 am

          “To not vote for Trump for personality reasons doesn’t make sense. To say he is a collectivist worse than Hillary is not now and may especially not be true come November. He’s far from perfect. But you must accept Hillary as “better” if you abstain from voting. (Or perhaps Gary Johnson…..LOL)”

          You so distort what I DID say, you seem intent on lying.

          And, bullshit. I make no selection between stinking, lying Collectivist thugs, one superior to the other. They are NEITHER ONE acceptable, and I won’t vote for a stinking, lying Collectivist thug. Not supporting one is not choosing the other. That is a stupid lie.

      MarkSmith in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 9:36 am

      What facts would that be? That Cruz was not electable? That the Republican Party has not delivered over the last 15 years even though the scales were tilted in their favor? The Republican party has been one big FAILURE. They had their chance to make the moves they needed to in the 80, 90 and 2000s and blown it. Shoot if it was not for the SC, we would have had Gore and Edwards. The last time the Republican party was strong was 1980 thanks to Carter (even though Nixon had an impressive run). 2002 could have been a watershed moment but they blew that. Stop blaming Trump for the Republican Party problems. Become pro active in your local party activities if you really care.

      Checkout Federalist Papers 9 and 10 to get a little insight on what our founders were thinking about political parties.

      jack burns in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 11:43 am

      Enjoy “hard, cold” progressive tyranny.

And another one removes themselves from the political process for “principles”.

Since you decided to whine, pick up your toys, and go home Ms. Jergensen remember to keep your mouth shut for the next four years. Not participating, and then complaining about the results of the process makes you nothing more than a hypocrite.

Or as most people call them: leftists.

I will always be #NeverTrump.

Is she going to vote for Hillary ?

    In effect, yes.

    All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good (wo)men to do nothing. (paraphrased)

      Ragspierre in reply to georgfelis. | May 24, 2016 at 10:33 am

      That’s a lie. It’s a common lie, but it’s still a lie.

      She IS “doing something”, and for the principled reasons she carefully laid out in explaining why she’s leaving her position.

      She IS making or HAS made a choice, and that is simply one of which you disapprove and are now trying to denigrate, along with others here.

      The false dichotomy of “you have to vote for one or the other” has always been that. Nobody ever had that kind of limit on our voting choices, and if you really believe that to be true, you’re just a dupe waiting to be duped.

      jlronning in reply to georgfelis. | May 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Logic 101: if not voting for Trump = voting for Hillary, then not voting for Hillary = voting for Trump, so you should be happy she’s “in effect” voting for Trump. Thank you Katrina, you made my day. #nevertrump

This is all the fault of Republicans themselves.

I don’t like Trump. Not a bit. I don’t think he’s a Conservative. I used to think he was not a Republican, but given the so many changes to the meaning of words lately, I am not even sure anymore.

But I can’t honestly blame Trump, if so many Americans feel that the Republican establishment has betrayed them.
What we are witnessing is the American people collectively extending their middle finger towards the GOPe.

Maybe they should try to learn the lesson, instead of whining.

Good for her. You can’t pretend to be a conservative, a Republican, a free marketeer, a Christian, or a decent human being and support either of the foul miscreants the major parties apparently intend to offer.

Morning Sunshine | May 24, 2016 at 8:13 am

I may hold my nose and vote for Trump. I have not voted for the last two GOP, although I am a precinct chair. I live in Utah. I knew those two years that all Utah’s electoral votes would go to the GOP anyway, so I voted for Gary Johnson. This year, well, Trump came in #3 in the Utah primary, and I am not sure if Utah will actually vote for him. But Clinton is so hated here, it may happen. So I may have to do so.

I cannot fault her for acting on her conscience. I have also made decisions that make me stand alone, and I have willingly done so. So power to her for that. I hope she finds what she is looking for.

    Exiliado in reply to Morning Sunshine. | May 24, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I will hold my nose too.
    The damage is done now. The only real alternative as of right now is Hillary Clinton.
    If the GOPe had done what’s right we would not be stuck with the Hillary or Trump non-choice.

    Utah didn’t have a primary. I know, I live here.

    Honestly, I can’t see what’s so bad about Trump’s message. He wants to put America first. Every single stance, every single political position, and every single speech is centered around just that. If it means that I can’t be a Republican anymore because that actually sounds good to me, then I will renounce being a Republican. I’m tired of the GOP establishment anyway.

    Morning Sunshine in reply to Morning Sunshine. | May 24, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Mr. Izz, Utah did have a presidential primary this year. It was at the caucus meetings or online. I know because I personally handed out the ballots and then collected them and in view of my entire precinct, sealed the envelope and delivered it (with my co-chair and his daughter) to the county officers.

…and the Trump supporters prove her point…

American Human | May 24, 2016 at 9:16 am

So with all of her long and full years of living and trying her best to understand the human character, her long life as a mother, wife, hard worker, always doing the right thing, believing in the rule of law, playing by the rules, living an upright and moral life, taking every day one at a time and making it the best it can be. With all this life long experience, she has the nerve to tell me, a man who has spend the last 40+ years of being a soldier, husband, father, training for and holding down a good job for the benefit of my large family, who earns the family paycheck but gets very little of it for himself, who gets up each and every morning at 5am and works hard at his job, who has watched his children grow up to adulthood and start families of their own, and who mows his lawn and keeps the weed down (the lawn and weeds of his life), a man who keeps the Sabbath Day holy with his family, who pays every dime he owes to everyone he owes it to, who never received anything that he didn’t earn, a man who has watched in frustration and discouragement as our once great country has been hijacked and taken to paths that we do not know, she seems to think she can provide me with her wisdom.
Her wisdom, it seems to me, is born of selfishness that she isn’t getting her way and so is going to quit.
She needs to stay away from the Republican party and even the Libertarian party. She needs to keep her mouth shut now if HRC is elected as president. Whatever she thinks of Trump, however much she hates him and the depth of her disgust, she can multiply that by 100,000,000,000 and that is my opinion of Hillary Clinton
I will always be #nevereverinabillionyearsHillary

    jlronning in reply to American Human. | May 24, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    American Human, can you imagine Donald Trump sleeping with your wife? I ask, because he can, and regularly does (or did) such things, and bragged about doing so in his book – it goes into what his definition of greatness is. So what kind of a man would support a man like that? Or can you imagine your father coming to your mother and putting a newspaper down in front of her which had as headline that he was divorcing her? Because that’s the kind of man Donald Trump is. And what kind of a man would support a man like that, devoid of sincerity and morality?

    Huzzah!!

casualobserver | May 24, 2016 at 9:28 am

Principled conservatives have every right to be angry. But when actions or inactions put Hillary in the White House, you MUST be willing to say, “I prefer Hillary over Trump.” And YOU MUST be willing to accept a SCOTUS that will enable laws that will make a modern college campus look like normal society. Hillary is more progressive than Obama historically. So our country will pander to every fabricated group and their grievance. There will be a flood of new “rights”, perhaps including health care. A universal system is on its way.

I held my nose and voted for Romney. Those who didn’t gave us Obama’s second term. He was unpopular, but still got reelected.

    Milhouse in reply to casualobserver. | May 24, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I prefer Clinton over Trump. They are both disasters, but at least she’s their disaster. And she at least has the decency to pretend to be a decent person; she knows what decency is, and why it’s valued, and has learned how to fake it. That’s better than him.

      healthguyfsu in reply to Milhouse. | May 24, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      What decency is there in deceit? Pretend to be a decent person?…how about being honest? She’s severely lacking in that department and her corruption outweighs Trumps by a huge margin.

      If you want conservative, vote Gary Johnson, he’s limited government. You may not like his values but he won’t use the iron fist of totalitarianism to thrust them up your arse.

        Oh, yes, he will. Look at the PJTV interview a few weeks back. He wants the government to destory religous freedom. He’s even worse than Trump and Sanders.

        Milhouse in reply to healthguyfsu. | May 25, 2016 at 12:39 am

        What decency is there in decit? Everything. Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue. It is a good character trait to pretend to be better than one is; if you can’t be a good person, at least pretend to be. The opposite is brazenness, which is the worst character trait of all.

    jlronning in reply to casualobserver. | May 24, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Sorry, but you must make the case that Hillary is worse than Trump – good luck with that.https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/trumps-terrifying-online-brigades/

    No, I don’t. I can simply say that the damage Trummp will cause to the only national party that is not totally antithetical to American values is greater than the damage the party of racism and anti-semitism can cause in four yours of Clinton or Sanders.

Purist Conservatives are pathetic losers, just like purist anythings. Unless you have a completely totalitarian government, think Kim Jung Un, you can’t be “pure.” And totalitarianism is antithetical to Constitutional Conservatism.

The objective of all politics is to move the ball in your direction down the field. That takes cooperation, compromise, and political impurity.

    Milhouse in reply to Mannie. | May 24, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Trump is moving the ball in the opposite direction.

    jlronning in reply to Mannie. | May 24, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    “Pathetic losers” – you sound like lord trump, Mannie. Should be scary.

    mzk in reply to Mannie. | May 24, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I have no idea which way he will run, nor do I think he will stop at the goal line. I am aware of a certain type of voter, who simply looks at a candidate and read whatever he wannts in him. There were a lot of those in the 1930’s, and now we have them with the Trump cultists.

    mzk in reply to Mannie. | May 24, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    That’s a good argument for voting for Jeb. (Would you have? Would the average Trump supporter have?) Not for a man whose cultists are doing more damage to America than any Clinton or Obama could hope to in ten terms.

The immigration factor is a harsh reality:
Clinton wants amnesty within the first year as President.
Ramos boasts of 100,000 new Latino registered voters.
Dems boast of turning Texas Blue within 10 years.
El Salvador claims 1/5 of its population has moved to the United States in the past 20 years.
This is just from a voting numbers perspective that will always insure the Dems in political power.This is not counting the social and economic problems that this Republic is enduring the Obama years.While I applaud you’re stand, the reality makes it obsolete.

Look at the desperate virtue signalling. Funny thing is, the do nothing wing of the democrat/republican party that she represents will be gone or openly part of the democrats in a couple more election cycles.

She’ll find some reason to join the democrats soon. She’ll convince herself she’s being principled and conservative. And by then everyone but a few drying husks will simply laugh.

great unknown | May 24, 2016 at 10:00 am

But she can support McConnell? Paul Ryan? Susan Collins? Kelly Ayotte? Mitt Romney? John McCain? etc. etc. ad nauseum…

Let’s have a little conversation about hypocrisy, shall we?

    Mr. Izz in reply to great unknown. | May 24, 2016 at 10:08 am

    I had typed out a long post stating such a thing… but you’ve put it much simpler and direct. Pure hypocrisy. If that’s what it means to be “principled”, then count me out.

    Milhouse in reply to great unknown. | May 24, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Yes, those people are all basically conservative, even if they’re willling to compromise here or there. Trump is not in the same category. Trump is actively hostile to all conservative principles.

      great unknown in reply to Milhouse. | May 24, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      If these people are basically conservative, can you name one major conservative issue they took a stand on? Amnesty? PP? Budget reduction? Puerto Rico bailout? Defunding HUD’s assault on neighborhoods?

      I submit that these people are basically not conservative, laying claim to the label only when running for office.

        The leadersip sues Obama over Obamacare and they just won in court. Romney had tons of conservative stances as governor; you can check the columns of the woman who created Trump, Ann Coulter. You like her, right? He was excoriated for telling the truth on foreign policy. Paul Ryan foughht hard and long to reduce the budget. Trump has no record at all, except for his trying to get the government to steal a house from a widow. Real Constitutionalist, that!

          Barry in reply to mzk. | May 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm

          “Romney had tons of conservative stances as governor”

          Such as:

          “I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, it should be sustained and supported. And I sustain and support that law and support the right of a woman to make that choice.”

          In his 2002 campaign for governor, Romney said during a debate, “I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose and am devoted and dedicated to honoring my word in that regard.”

          http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/oct/19/politifacts-guide-mitt-romney-and-abortion/

          But there is more. In the Univision interview, Romney also said that permanent immigration reform was “badly needed” and urged Republicans in Congress to pass legislation that will make “more transparent” the process by which illegal immigrants can obtain residency.

          “Maybe even then,” Romney said, “Republicans will swallow hard and say, ‘OK, even despite the fact that we now have a stick in our eye launched by the President, we’re going to go ahead and try and see if we can’t make some improvements to the immigration system.’ I hope we’re able to do that.”

          http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/05/opinion/navarrette-romney-immigration-common-sense/index.html

          “I will label China as it is, a currency manipulator. And I will go after them for stealing our intellectual property. And they will recognize that if they cheat, there is a price to pay. I certainly don’t want a trade war with anybody. We are going to have a trade war, but we can’t have a trade surrender either…”

          “…I would apply, if necessary, tariffs to make sure that they understand we are willing to play at a level playing field.”

          http://2012.republican-candidates.org/Romney/Issues.php

          “Despite tough talk directed at employers hiring illegal aliens, it was discovered in the last campaign that Romney went a decade without checking the citizenship status of those who tended to his 2.5 acre lawn.”

          http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/romney-explains-record-of-hiring-illegal-immigrants-as-lawn-keepers/

          In the spring of 2002 Romney completed a Planned Parenthood questionnaire. Signed by Romney and dated April 9, 2002, it contained these responses:

          Do you support the substance of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade? YES

          Do you support state funding of abortion services through Medicaid for low-income women? YES

          In 1998 the FDA approved the first packaging of emergency contraception, also known as the “morning after pill.” Emergency contraception is a high dose combination of oral contraceptives that if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, can safely prevent a pregnancy from occurring. Do you support efforts to increase access to emergency contraception? YES

          Romney also completed the questionnaire of the National Abortion Rights Action League, or NARAL (now called NARAL Pro-Choice America), with this statement:

          I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose. This choice is a deeply personal one. Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not mine and not the government’s. The truth is no candidate in the governor’s race in either party would deny women abortion rights. So let’s end an argument that does not exist and stop these cynical and divisive attacks that are made only for political gain.

          http://www.weeklystandard.com/mitt-romneys-conversion/article/14346

          Praising Trump in 2012:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlD4hwzGhdY

          Those conservative values?

    yourmamatoo in reply to great unknown. | May 24, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    ????????????

    Ragspierre in reply to great unknown. | May 24, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Like most people who throw the term “hypocrisy” around, you don’t even know what it means.

    Here, it is especially inappropriate. When you belong to a political party…especially in a NATIONAL leadership position…you DO support a lot of people who are nominally “your team”. They are NOT conservatives in many cases…just “Republicans”, which is all they claim to be.

    However, when the NATIONAL leader of the party is someone repugnant to your values, that changes the equation entirely.

    As tom (below) demonstrates he’s too stupid get, the same young lady can support her party on the state level completely consistent with her “our team” values. She just can’t serve the NATIONAL party led by the Collectivist puke, Der Donald.

    Of course, this young lady demonstrates a great deal of the very traits some boobs here are attacking her as lacking. Such as mature, deliberate judgment based on the facts presented by Der Donald. How dare she?

      great unknown in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      So you support them because they are “on your team.” They sabotage everything your team stands for, but they are “on your team.” They are in positions of leadership and exhibit no conservative behavior, but they or “on your team.”

      I suppose that as long as the leader is George Washington, we should support Benedict Arnold because he is “on your team.”

      In any case, the vast majority of arguments against Trump that I see here are simply that he was not “on your team.” Everything else are unsupported ad hominem attacks.

      Of course, the young lady doesn’t seem to have any problems with Mitt Romney, e.g., as the party leader, who supported such “conservative” principles as gun control, government health care, and abortion. But that’s okay, because he was “ON YOUR TEAM.”

        Ragspierre in reply to great unknown. | May 24, 2016 at 1:43 pm

        The Republican party is not “my team”. I do not affiliate with a party, partly because of the problems we are discussing.

        And, yes, if you or I were part of “team Washington” we would have supported Gen. Arnold up to the point he turned. Wouldn’t we?

        If you don’t know enough about T-rump to know HOW supported my positions on him are, you are culpably ignorant.

        You can’t win on T-rump by attacking others, including other pols.

          great unknown in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 2:43 pm

          Based on your continuous ad hominem attacks, with little or no support, I have to assume that you are part of the stable of trolls hired by Hillary. As you say,you are not a Republican.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 2:56 pm

          No. I am…and have been for decades…a conservative independent.

          If you conclude what you report, I conclude you are an idiot who needs to tar others with whom you cannot argue.

          THAT is “ad hominem” on your part, BTW.

        Romney was a thousand times more Conservative and more capable than Donald. Hack, even Jeb is.

        I don’t care what Donald’s posiitons are, because I don’t believe a word he says. But I do know that he turns a blind eye to the anti-semitic comments of his followers, and that’s more harmful to the Republic than a hundred Cintons or a thousand Obamas. (They do also, but this would make it both parties.)

This is what you “win” if you elect Trump…

How Hayek Predicted Trump with His ‘Why the Worst Get on Top’

“Hayek describes “the position which precedes the suppression of democratic institutions and the creation of a totalitarian regime”:

In this stage it is the general demand for quick and determined government action that is the dominating element in the situation, dissatisfaction with the slow and cumbersome course of democratic procedure which makes action for action’s sake the goal. It is then the man or the party who seems strong and resolute enough “to get things done” who exercises the greatest appeal …

https://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/2016/05/05/why-the-worst-get-on-top/

    Common Sense in reply to jennifer a johnson. | May 24, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Much better than what we would get with Criminal Hillary!

      Judging by the comments here, I’m not so sure. But at least Hillary won’t be doing it in my name. I hope Trump runs away with the popular vote, and Hillary runs away with the electoral. Then we can watch as the cultists somehow blame the electoral college on the Republican establishment, or maybe just come out as the enemies of the constitution that they are.

Well isn’t she just special.

I want no part of a racist, fascist, hateful presidency.

She’s bowing out. Good. She’s far too stupid to be useful to anybody.

Truman Capote once put down the work of another author with the critique, “That’s not writing … that’s typing.” As for this young lady’s statement, that’s not thinking … that’s sloganeering. Slogans are for TV ads, not for strategy.

She intends to continue her work with YRNF’s International Outreach and as South Carolina Chair

Oopsie, she’s not bowing out after all. She’ll still try to sabotage the Republican effort. Well, so much for principle.

OK, here’s her problem—

I could not later tell my children I did the right thing, instead I would have to live with allowing my politics to be corrupted.

She’s not talking about politics, she’s talking about religion. Politics is corruption. Not necessarily in a criminal sense; but politics is the art of getting something done when more than one person is involved. That demands that no one person’s pure undistilled vision of anything remains unaltered. Politics is dealing, dealing is compromise, compromise is corruption. This young lady would make—no, is—a good fanatic.

Many years ago I read an advice column in which someone—someone obviously intensely pleased with himself—wrote in with his life philosophy, and that was that he never compromised when he knew he was right. The reply from the Smart Person dispensing advice was … so when do you compromise? When you know you’re wrong?

    Ragspierre in reply to tom swift. | May 24, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    “Politics is dealing, dealing is compromise, compromise is corruption.”

    I’m often amazed at the simply monumental crocks of shit you produce in your bloviation.

    This one was a peach. One may compromise in a wide and sunny upland, bounded only by principle. You only become corrupt when you compromise principle. Which a lot of you T-rump supporters are apparently…and admittedly…happy to do.

      Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | May 25, 2016 at 11:11 am

      ” You only become corrupt when you compromise principle. Which a lot of you T-rump supporters are apparently…and admittedly…happy to do.”

      As you did when you voted for Romney.

Another one of the self important people getting flushed out.

I’m guessing that she’s either voting with her lady parts or she doesn’t appreciate the fact that we are entering the post-constitional era. https://www.traditionalright.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_0491.jpg

Is she Mitt Romney’s love child?

Girlie man 1: “The world will end if Trump doesn’t become president!”

Girlie man 2: “I will move to a casino if Trump doesn’t win!”

Girlie man 3: “Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my!

    “Anyone who doesn’t worship the messiah Trump must have been paid off, or is disloyal to the country. Establishment! Establishment!” This is not my party.

yourmamatoo | May 24, 2016 at 12:06 pm

She’ sounds just like the rino establishment.
I find it absurd Rino Ryan is considered a conservative. He just voted to bail out Puerto Rico. He also voted for ‘Os behemoth spending bill.
The hypocrisy is sadly laughable.

Thanks, Katrina, made my day!

kenoshamarge | May 24, 2016 at 12:26 pm

The savaging of a woman who decided that Trump was just a bridge too far is typical Trump and Obots voters.

She took a stand, stated her reasons and gave up her position. A the keyboard warriors attacked. How brave of them.

How dare she have a different opinion? How dare she not support a man for whom it is obvious she has only loathing. Shut up and vote for the Republican because that’s what good little Republican clones do. Any that do not are savaged.

Hold yourselves up as somehow superior to Obama/Clinton and the Dems if that helps you sleep at night – you are not.

    Common Sense in reply to kenoshamarge. | May 24, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Please save your progressive nonsense for the next Hillary rally!

    If she can’t take the heat then do not post talking points from the Hillary campaign.

      Says the supporter of Trump the left-wing progressive democrat.

      kenoshamarge in reply to Common Sense. | May 24, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      I am not a “progressive” and I am not a Republican. I am an Independent who is a fiscal conservative. It must be easy in your simple philosophy to think that anyone that doesn’t agree with you automatically agrees with the left. Sorry, just not true.

      I won’t vote for either of these people. Both are substandard and an embarrassment for a great country with over 300 million people to choose from.

      #NeverTrump#NeverHillary

    DaMav in reply to kenoshamarge. | May 24, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Good example of the Identity politics of the left

buckeyeminuteman | May 24, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Since a huge faction of the Left are open Socialists and a large faction of the Right consider themselves Constitutional Conservatives; I say we have four parties on the ballot in November. Vote for the Tea Party candidate and let common sense win the day.

These #NeverTrumpers are NOT conservatives, they are sore loser backstabbers unmasked by actual Republican primary voters. Real conservatives would never take actions which will assist Clinton and the left in taking over the SCOTUS.

Here we have another self-important whiner celebrating her 30 seconds of personal angst and LI providing her a stage to do so, the dwindling handful of Hillary backers cheering her on as Trump overtakes Hillary in the polls.

If you must stab the country in the back by refusing to vote against Clinton you can do so. Just stop publicly patting yourself on the back for your act of treachery. And stop pretending to be principled or conservatives. You are neither.

    Ragspierre in reply to DaMav. | May 24, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    You, as we know, are just a lying T-rump sucker.

    Many of us concluded we would never vote for the Collectivist fraud months before the Indiana primary. Proving you lying-point about “sore losers”, which you keep chanting in the face of the evidence, you lying SOS.

    Many real conservatives will not be bullied by the likes of you into supporting ANOTHER narcissistic, lying BIG GOVERNMENT asshole. You are free to disagree and support him. That’s just who you are.

    mzk in reply to DaMav. | May 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Yes, please tell me you would have voted for Jeb had he been nominated. BTW, I have no faith that Trump’s picks won’t be worse.

      DaMav in reply to mzk. | May 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      I voted for Palin in 2008 and Romney in 2012. Thank God I don’t have to voted for Bush in 2016. Since you asked.

#NeverTrumpers — join your New BFFs at far left wing Think Progress. You fit right in!

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/05/24/3781223/one-republican-moral-stand-against-trump/

The Epicurean philosophy of pain avoidance has come down to modernity as a need to “win” at any cost. It is the attitude that one must defeat and destroy an opponent you deem the source of your discomfort.

This has been true of the LGBT’s war on Christians and it is true of Trump supporters who war against outsiders – people who are different then themselves.

    Gasp! And how about those #NeverTrumps and their war against Trump voters who they say are outsiders and different than themselves!?

    More the insiders warring against the Trump supporters. And using vile language and insults as if that helps their argument.

    Nothing like telling some one they’re a brain dead moron to make them want to join you.

    And that’s been one of the curious things. Those who hate Trump blame everybody but themselves and their candidates for their loss. Like it’s somehow our fault that your candidates didn’t hit it off with the voters.

    Remember when you’re pointing that finger at me, 3 of your fingers are pointing back at you.

      “Those who hate Trump blame everybody but themselves and their candidates for their loss. Like it’s somehow our fault that your candidates didn’t hit it off with the voters.”

      I haven’t lost anything because I have principles that dwell within me and not in some external cult personality figure.

      You haven’t won a thing – nothing.

      And if Trump wins the election you will have lost a great battle for the soul of this nation. You’ll need all your fingers to wipe away the tears.

      Ragspierre in reply to jakee308. | May 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Dude! You are REALLY confused!

      If you look at T-rump rationally, that does not mean you “blame him” for anything other than who he is.

      Can you point me to someone blaming T-rump on this thread for anyone’s loss…???

      “You forget that by acting that way you passive aggressively say that all of us who do vote for Trump aren’t principled and forthright and pure.”

      Wul, buck the fluck up, sparky! If T-rump’s your guy, own it. Live it. Love it!

      There’s nothing “passive-aggressive about people stating their minds. YOU are whimpering in the style of a micro-aggressed special snowflake!

        persecutor in reply to Ragspierre. | May 25, 2016 at 7:10 am

        I’m waiting for the word to go out to the Trump Guard to start waving their ball caps with the slogans like the Maoists did during the cultural revolution with their little Red Books–the mentality and the tactics otherwise are the same.

          InEssence in reply to persecutor. | May 25, 2016 at 12:48 pm

          Mao is the problem in that all the candidates on both sides except Trump think China should be given favorable exchange rates and a tariff on transactions. Trump is the only candidate who made an issue of this. He calls it rape, but I would use a stronger work. If you can get a better deal with China, you have no business running for president. Do you get it?

Bye Felicia!

Well, good for you but you do realize that by not voting for Trump, you are voting for Hillary?

Can you live with that principle?

Hey. I can understand. I’m quite prepared to not vote for anyone else they try to shoehorn in on us at the convention if they try. What I would recommend is that you do what I’m going to do in that case and that is write in the candidate of my choice. That would be being a good citizen and having your voice heard while at the same time at least trying to vote for someone other than Hillary. It won’t count for much if she is elected but it will be interesting to see how many people do that.

Frankly all these folks that are so up in arms about Trump are to me just not understanding what’s happening and what Trump is all about.

They’re seeing the superficial actions and not seeing what’s accomplished. So what if he annoys people or offends them. Does he point out some obvious flaws of his opponents? Does he point out some obvious flaws in how the business of the country is being conducted and in who’s favor that business seems to be conducted for?

There are some topics in this race that would not be being talked about or thought about except for Trump’s brash rudeness in laying the facts out in simple terms. And that offended some people and some of the needed to be offended.

Trump is irritating all the correct people but because you don’t like how he’s doing it you’re going to take your ball and go home? Well see ya. Have fun pouting and thinking you’re so principled and forthright and pure. You forget that by acting that way you passive aggressively say that all of us who do vote for Trump aren’t principled and forthright and pure. Nice left handed shot.

And that’s mostly what kept Cruz from getting more votes. He was self righteous and bombastic. And the way he talked down to people didn’t help.

So long you principled person you. Hope that Hillary doesn’t get elected thanks to your principles.

    …by not voting for Trump, you are voting for Hillary…

    I’m so tired of hearing this nonsensical (non-)argument. Not voting for Trump is…wait for it…not voting for Trump.

    Trump and Hillary are two vile choices. Let’s call them Bozo and Cruella. I don’t want to vote for either, because neither one is good for the country. I write in Fred Rogers. Guess what? My vote is for…wait for it…Fred Rogers.

    Saying over and over and over that not voting for Trump is a vote for Hillary is dishonest, false, misleading, a scare tactic, a bully tactic, and a waste of time for thinking people.

    Please, just stop saying that. Vote for Trump to your heart’s content, but stop this dishonest attempt to shame/bully/scare/con people into buying the same bottle of snake oil you hold so dear.

      gibbie in reply to windbag. | May 24, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      “Shut up”, he explained.

        No, I didn’t say “Shut up.” In essence, I said try another argument. The lie that not voting for Trump is a vote for Hillary is long past its expiration date. Try something else. Try something substantive instead of bullying and lying. You Trump supporters have difficulty with numbers, political ideology, and comprehending the English language, which is why you interpreted what I wrote as “Shut up.” Please have an educated adult read and explain this response to you, if you are tempted to respond to this, and save yourself some embarrassment.

    L.N. Smithee in reply to jakee308. | May 24, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Trump is irritating all the correct people but because you don’t like how he’s doing it you’re going to take your ball and go home?

    “Irritating all the correct people” has nothing to do with being a competent government executive.

    Well see ya. Have fun pouting and thinking you’re so principled and forthright and pure. You forget that by acting that way you passive aggressively say that all of us who do vote for Trump aren’t principled and forthright and pure. Nice left handed shot.

    I’m not being passive-aggressive at all. I’ve been saying since last year that Trump’s entire history shows that he has no principles beyond his own self-promotion as a “winner,” and that if you support him, you obviously don’t have any firm principles either. You just want to “win.” At any cost.

    And that’s mostly what kept Cruz from getting more votes. He was self righteous and bombastic. And the way he talked down to people didn’t help.

    So, lemme get this straight: Being told obvious self-serving lies and baseless, malicious rumors is much, much better than being “talked down to” by someone who actually knew what the hell he was talking about. Oh, the horror.

    It’s that kind of remark that forces me to abandon any respect for someone who would put that ignorant, tyrannical megalomaniac in charge of a free country.

    So long you principled person you. Hope that Hillary doesn’t get elected thanks to your principles.

    If Hillary gets elected, it’s very likely it’s because they wanted to vote against a crook, but didn’t wanna have to vote for another one to do so. Ever think of that?

    Ha! “Think.” I almost forgot who I was talking to.

    Zachary in reply to jakee308. | May 26, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I’m with windbag on this one. I borrowed this from another comments section, but it’s perfect: If a non-vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary, then a non-vote for Hillary is a vote for Trump. Problem solved, I just won’t vote for Hillary.

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/05/24/trump-lawyer-on-why-trump-attacked-bill-clintons-accusers-in-the-past-he-was-being-a-true-friend/

T-rump supporters are forced to “start from zero” (a Marxist notion, BTW), beginning time in mid-summer of last year AND ignoring stuff since.

    L.N. Smithee in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    As Allahpundit writes (bold mine):

    Either Trump embraced Clinton for the last several decades despite suspecting he was guilty of a grievous violent felony or he’s grossly smearing him now by accusing him of a grievous violent felony despite suspecting he’s innocent. Which is it? Trumpworld doesn’t care. It was to Trump’s personal advantage until June 2015 to ignore rape accusations against Clinton and it’s to his personal advantage to believe them now. What does it matter whether a rape actually happened or whether Trump believes it?

    It boggles the mind (of smart people, anyway) that so many people are aware that Trump is a con man, but think that it’s OK because he’s on our side. He’s only pulling a con on them. He would never pull a con on us.

I have to applaud anyone who chooses to stand up for their personal principles. And, if a leader, within an organization which has, as one of its tenets, the support of the Republican Party and its legitimate nominee, cannot support that nominee, then they should resign their leadership position.

What is interesting is that many of the people within the Republican leadership, who do not like Trump, are now suggesting that the party coalesce behind the presumptive nominee. The leadership called for that when John McCain was the nominee in 2008 and when Mitt Romney was the nominee in 2012. They were begging the conservative wing to support the party’s nominee. In fact, they went so far as to nominate Sarah Palin as McCain’s VP to secure that support. Now, however, the “principled” members of the leadership suddenly can’t bring themselves to support Trump’s bid for the Presidency.

Well, as Trump’s support comes from sources outside the GOP establishment, what the leadership of the Party wants is largely irrelevant, this year.

    Merlin in reply to Mac45. | May 24, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Reality for Trump is that he cannot dictate terms to either leadership or the downstream party. It existed before his arrival and will survive his departure. As a total outsider he’s going to have to bargain for his support going into and coming out of the convention. We’ll soon find out if his legendary negotiating skills are real or simply a public relations myth. Selling bullshit at the consumer level was easy. Now he gets to deal with his own kind and unlike the primary and caucus voters, these folks won’t drop their knickers simply because he smiles in their direction. The currency of DC is favors and Trump’s bucket is empty. Money rules politics outside of DC, but the party controls that cash. Trump’s pathetic involvement with the party outside DC means he wouldn’t even know where to send a check.

    The convention is building to be a clash between a populist and reality. I don’t expect either side to give up anything more than absolutely necessary, but the notion that Trump is going to roll the party is absurd.

      Mac45 in reply to Merlin. | May 24, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Look, the Trump supports don’t care if Trump can change anything. In fact, most of them assume that he is not going to be able to do much, except slow the establishment juggernaut of progressive ideas, globalism and the reduction of American culture and ideals that the Washington elites are driving over the majority of the American electorate. The current Congress is composed of hard core establishment hacks and they will fight against any attempt to thwart the will of the establishment oligarchy. So, for Trump supporters, this is simply a warning and a wake-up call. It is a ballot box revolution. The next one may involve boxes of something other than ballots.

      The real problem that Trump presents, for the GOP establishment, is the down ticket races. If the GOP, or the Dems for that matter, can maintain establishment politicians in the Congress, then there is no real problem, from their perspective. The Congress can “trump” President Trump. But, Trump supporters are, largely, anti-establishment people. They are looking to oust the establishment politicians and replace them with those who appear to be anti-establishment. If this happens, then the establishment will be faced with the same situation that they had in 1994. Now, we all know that the political revolution of 1994 resulted in a return to the pre-94 status quo, as soon as the incoming Congressional freshmen were bought off. The GOP Revolution of 2014 was driven by the shouted desire, of the electorate, to eliminate Obamacare, strengthen the borders, enforce immigration laws, and allow the economy to come back. None of this happened. In fact, the GOP majority acted as if they were Democrats and steadfastly supported the Obama policies. The Trump phenomenon is simply the final wake-up call. We’ll have to see how it all shakes out in the next few months and years.

    marilyn22 in reply to Mac45. | May 30, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    She doesn’t have any principles. This is the first I’ve heard of this young lady who speaks of her fiscal concerns, etc. Where was she when those in charge of the House and Senate Republicans) have virtually given away the store? Has she spoken up about the lack of action taken to repeal and replace Obamacare? Has she said anything about Obama blurring the lines of separation of government?

    If she truly has principle, she cannot pick and choose when to apply those principles. She should also spend a little more time researching and perhaps learning what it means when the candidate of your choice is not the candidate of the majority of the voters. Sour grapes does not wear well on a lot of those who claim to care about what is good for this great country of ours.

I guess that explains your self denial. It’s not about Trump, but you can’t figure that one out. If conservatives have a chance, they need to break the same old same old. Trump is the safest way to do it, NOW. Hillary will destroy conservationism. Anyone who thinks Hillary is a lesser choice only needs to look at the New Deal policies that we are still paying for today.

Oh, but that’s right Trump is a bully so you can’t vote for him. Lets see some real facts why you should vote for Hillary. By the way, if you really do have principles, if a kid you do not like runs in to the road to get hit by a car, you do what you can to save him. The principle is bigger than the Trump.

    L.N. Smithee in reply to MarkSmith. | May 24, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    By the way, if you really do have principles, if a kid you do not like runs in to the road to get hit by a car, you do what you can to save him. The principle is bigger than the Trump.

    Hoo boy.

    So, in this metaphor, who is “a kid you do not like”?

Good for her! Trump is but one battle in a long running war. Retire, extend, and live to fight another day.

    Tenbor in reply to Merlin. | May 24, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    There won’t be another day if Hillary wins. There will be amnesty, and this will be last contested national election.

Good riddance! All the special sniveling snowflakes need to get out of the way. Trump was not my first choice, but you dang well better believe he’s going to get my vote in November. I will not de facto vote for Hillary by not showing up at the polls.

    L.N. Smithee in reply to BigDaveLA. | May 24, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Who’s talking about not showing up at the polls? I’m talking about not casting a vote for Trump. As a California resident, it’s not gonna matter. The Republican party is in a coma out here, thanks to Schwarzenegger (another fake conservative rank amateur) and RINO State Senator Abel Maldonado.

      redc1c4 in reply to L.N. Smithee. | May 26, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      i’m voting for Bernie in June, and Trump in November here in #Failifornia.

      why?

      because Shrillery is the worst potential candidate that can win, and i’ll do what i can to stop her, as should anyone who has even the vaguest grasp on reality.

JackRussellTerrierist | May 24, 2016 at 5:01 pm

This is a very uplifting and refreshing story.

Conservative principles firmly held by some of our youth? VERY encouraging! 🙂

Actual conservatives will help fight Clinton, not pat themselves on the back and shove their heads in the sand whimpering about how they are too good for Trump.

Bring on the downvotes — in the real world Trump is kicking your butts and Beck is making a fool of himself with Cheetos 🙂

    L.N. Smithee in reply to DaMav. | May 24, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Actual conservatives didn’t vote for Trump.

    Ragspierre in reply to DaMav. | May 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Actual conservatives will oppose all lying, BIG GOVERNMENT Collectivist pukes.

    You cultists will stuff your heads up T-rumps ass, and ignore the reality here, and mumble, “Please sir…can I have some more?”

    While chanting all your lies about anyone who dissents from your dogma.

      Tenbor in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      The reality here is that not voting for Trumps equates to voting for Clinton. Do you understand this?

      Do you understand what a Hillary Clinton presidency means?

      Adhering to your principles will result in the destruction of everything you hold dear.

      I voted for Bush, McCain and Romney against my principles, because I knew what was at stake.

      You should seriously rethink this. You don’t have to like Trump, but he is all we have at this point. Donald Trump, who is everything you say he is, is the only thing between Hillary Clinton and the Presidency of the United States.

        Ragspierre in reply to Tenbor. | May 24, 2016 at 8:34 pm

        “The reality here is that not voting for Trumps equates to voting for Clinton. Do you understand this?”

        I both understand it and repudiate it. It’s bullshit.

        But I do appreciate your respectful arguments, while disagreeing with them.

        One Collectivist or the other will do incredible damage to the Republic. Not my doing, and I won’t be part of it.

          Tenbor in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm

          Perhaps I am delusional to believe the Republic may survive longer with the lessor of two evils.

          The proverbial smart money might be on planning for, and dealing with, what comes next. Because, it is coming. An empire is dying before our eyes. It is a tragedy.

          As Ulysses Everett McGill said, “We’re in a tight spot.”

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 10:59 pm

          True that, my friend. We are in the shit. It’s harder for us who know the what’s what.

      MarkSmith in reply to Ragspierre. | May 24, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      Actual conservatives will use sound judgement to make the right choices to push their agendas forward. That could mean voting for Trump.

“Hoo boy.

So, in this metaphor, who is “a kid you do not like”?”

It doesn’t matter but it is actually the republican party or some form of it in principle. I guess you missed the point. Not voting or voting for Hillary is pushing the kid in to the car. I am more concerned about stopping the car than I am the kid. Tell the driver to speed up does not solve the problem.

“Racist, Fascist, Hatred” seen way closer to you, Katrina.

In addition, I suggest you find a better source for your news, if you have a source.

After checking out her FB page it is a wonder how someone so she got the job in the first place. If she doesn’t want to support Trump, that’s fine. Leave the racist, fascist stuff to the Democrats. I seriously doubt she knows about fascism.

I’m no Trumpster but really Katrina grow up.

much shorter version: “I want Shrillery to be President”

it’s a binary solution set: either Trump wins or she does… everything else is just BS.

Go quietly young lady. Just the fact that you felt the need to make a big production out of your leaving tells me you are a publicity seeker.

Some of the reasons you cannot support Trump wherein you regurgitate the media talking points which can easily be disproved with facts, tells me you are not as independent as you believe in that you have not bothered to do your own research on these issues. This is especially sad in your position as communications chairwoman because you are passing along this misinformation to others.

The above makes me question exactly what is your understanding of the meaning of the words “endorsement” or “bigotry” , etc.? Please provide SPECIFIC language where Trump endorsed bigotry or lawlessness. And please don’t throw out generics like he wants to build a wall to keep immigrants out, immigrants are drug addicts, or he wants to ban all Muslims.

Trump has stated since those statements first came out that he supports immigration, but it has to be LEGAL, and he did not say that ALL immigrants are drug addicts. Can he control the media and communications spoke persons desire to continue to mis-characterize his statements? And, he has said that there should be a temporary ban on visas for Muslims until we can properly vet them. Even Obama’s top security people, CIA, Defense Intelligence, etc. have said we have no way of vetting them right now and THEY have said this is a security problem which keep them up at night. What is wrong with halting a short time until we can come up with a system? Trump did not say they should be banned for religious purposes?

So again, please provide me with the specific language where Trump endorsed bigotry and lawlessness. Oh, and for lawlessness, please don’t say knock him out which was said in jest, that is not endorsing lawlessness. Did you know that at all of the Trump rallies, even before the protests began, in Chicago, there is a warning running on the screen asking people not to hit, touch, or incite, etc.? This is something that has not been revealed once even though it has been a policy since day one.

And, as for fiscal policies have you looked at the recent budget bill that Ryan and the Republicans gave Obama and the Democrats. The headlines read the Democrats were giddy with excitement because they got all of this (largest budget in history) with no restrictions whatsoever. Some of the policies and executive orders the President is putting in place, that Republicans like you are complaining about are using some of this unrestricted money your knowledgeable fiscal policy Republicans gave him.

You probably should resign but I wonder, is it Trump who has a minimal understanding?

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