[Update at bottom] There is a Quiet of the Dead in the GOP from formerly highly talkative persons who had opinings and ideas about everything GOP.

Were Trump a zombie film, the streets of the cities would be gray and gray people shuffling wordlessly while Trump lay waste to whatever and whomever was left… with no resistance.

My hunch: Newt, Cheney and Rove have had more than one confab. But havent moved fast enough, even though no doubt their own ‘operatives/researchers’ know plenty of the ‘not presidential’ about Trump.

I just wondered Newt, Cheney and Rove: why are you waiting to speak?

Just hearing the gross and grotesque screeching of Trump about how he is going to punish others at will, force the military to do his bidding, sounding like a child demanding not to go to sleep, his bragging about his penis, but most of all in addition to the crude and base words that spew from his mouth as he gets carried away by the adulation of his audience… the manhandling and assaulting of persons ‘removed’ from his presence, the manner in which it has been done –brutally– and the spitting on and cursing others that come from some of his supporters…

really Newt, really Dick, really Karl, this is what you want the GOP to be rooted in? Really?

You all said after the last two elections, you wanted to reach out to Latinos, Blacks, and more. To bring us under your tent. Me and my family are Native American, Black and Latino, and I’m sorry, but there is no welcome mat in the GOP for us that we can see via Trump. Trump spoke against Native Americans long ago when he felt he was treated unfairly re his casinos vs how the sovereign nations were treated re their casinos.

Instead it is non-stop insult, debasement, demeaning. We’re not good enough to be here in the USA according to Trump, and God forbid if we were Muslim on top of it all. Not good enough to be here, but, we would be the first to be sent to die in war. How is that being welcomed into the GOP? “You cant live here in the US, but you go elsewhere to die for the US.”

No. And No. And endless No.

For why are you not speaking out… about that kind of treatment of us… and about a man who it is hard for us to believe, that you, as reasoned persons, would actually endorse, a man of clear impulse control issues, a man who appears to long for vulgarity.

Remember, not that long ago, there were statesmen and stateswomen. They did not throw temper tantrums in public aisles. They did not conduct themselves like war mongers and first amendment haters, they did not try to silence the press, they did not decide a woman’s worth by how she looked to his sexual filters, they were not obsessive about someone’s place of birth. They gave their minds and hearts to greater ideas and actions.

Newt. Dick. Karl… why are you pretending to be part of the shuffling zombie crowd?

Update: Values, where have they gone? Apparently Newt is speaking for Trump:

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Robert P. Coutinho

Perhaps because they are another kind of undead: vampires?


Thank you thank you thank you Dr.Estes… do you think we can have him disqualified from American politics, or at least from this race, because he spits on the dignity and humanity of almost everyone — spits on American ideals of “liberty and justice for all”, is a dangerous megalomaniac and unstable, the antithesis of a noble, wise leader ETC. etc. etc. We could make a petition on Change,org. You’d be the best to write it. ..????

Shannon Lee

I dont think those three have a dog in the race…a reasonable option to support. They probably know more terrible things about our three favorite Reps than we could ever possibly know.


I mean, usually when people cross too many lines, break all the rules, make a mess, are slobs and spit at their opponents, they are disqualified from the game for cheating…There has to be a way. He won’t play with anyone fairly, he is a brat and a bully. Bullies are never strong, but they can do a lot of damage.


Yes, they’ve been strangely silent. Maybe they’ve finally come to realize how deeply they are despised by much of America and don’t care to draw attention. I hope so, although such people may not care much about what others think of them. They certainly don’t have much moral authority when it comes to speaking out against a Trump.


Perhaps they are confused as everyone else who is a professional politician or pundit about the look of the Republican nomination process.

They all said Trump wouldn’t last; that he would self implode.

Maybe they are tired of being wrong for months (years?(!) on end and are keeping their powder dry for the general after it is all sorted.

To me, relative silence is an implicit endorsement.


I guess i’m grabbing the wrong part of the elephant with my eyes under a blindfold.
Unlike most of you, FOX is part of my TV viewing which includes CNN and CNBC for respite from FOX.
I have heard Rove many times, after all he was a Bush fan, criticize Trump. Newt is a FOX contributor, so he is muted in his opinions on the candidates, but I don’t think he approves of Trump. Certainly Bernie Goldberg and Charles Krauthammer have blasted Trump many times and they appear regularily on Bill O’Reily’s show among others.
So, I and many other Reps do hear the negatives about Drumpf from FOX and the Wall Street Journal editorial folks. Just my three cents.


You can add Stephen Hayes, Bill Kristol, Megyn Kelly and George Will as other conservatives at FOX who are openly hostile to Trump.

Lorie Emerson

I would think that at this point, they are just trying to figure out how to oust him at the convention and somehow get Paul Ryan or someone else in as the nominee. I think Paul Ryan, because he has been attempting to appear reasonable the last few years. They don’t want Cruz- Rubio has shown himself to be not ready for prime time and I doubt he could really hold up against Hillary. I think they are going to try to pull in someone who hasn’t already been trashed in the primary process. They will have to get something really good on Trump though, or he will run third party.