Hillary Clinton recently responded to a question regarding whether she believed that the elusive right wing conspiracy against her still existed: “Don’t you? Yeah, it’s gotten even better-funded. You know, they brought in some new multi-billionaires to pump the money in. At this point it’s probably not correct to say it’s a conspiracy, because it is out in the open. There is no doubt about what they’re doing.”
Now, Donald Trump states after his substantial loss in Wisconsin: “Lyin’ Ted Cruz had the Governor of Wisconsin, many conservative talk radio show hosts, and the entire party apparatus behind him. Not only was he propelled by the anti-Trump Super PAC’s spending countless millions of dollars on false advertising against Mr. Trump, but he was illegally coordinating with his own Super PAC’s (which is illegal) who totally control him. Ted Cruz is worse than a puppet—he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump.”
Hand it to Donald Trump to marry a conservative radio talk show host conspiracy to the “party bosses” in attempting to “steal the nomination from Mr. Trump.” Pity the almost two thirds of the voters in Wisconsin who thought that they were voting based upon their own analysis of which candidate would best serve the nation as President of the United States. Could there possibly be a greater insult to the individual voter than to allege that their vote for another candidate would be an act of stealing the nomination from the candidate they did not choose?
Apparently, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are victims of the same right wing or similar conspiracies. One does have to wonder where FoxNews falls into Mr. Trump’s allegations. Actually, if Mr. Trump were correct in his allegations regarding the conservative radio talk show hosts and the entire Republican Party apparatus, he truly has demonstrated a capability to arrange a coalition of Trump enemies. (This could have very wide implications around the world in a Trump presidency.) It would not take five minutes of listening to either Glenn Beck or Mark Levin to find such a coalition laughable. Their individual contempt for Congress and the establishment explodes across the radio dial. It apparently escapes Mr. Trump’s thinking that independently, conservatives and the Republican establishment have determined that Mr. Trump is not the best candidate to be President of the United States.
There has been, since day one of the 2016 Republican Party presidential nominating process began, conspirationists who believed and believe that Donald Trump was a stalking horse for Hillary Clinton. While that is not likely the case, their similar concerns about right wing conspiracies against them are a bit eerie
There are similar questions that need be asked of Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton:
Mr. Trump, if faced with a choice between Mrs. Clinton and Senator Cruz, who would you vote for in the presidential contest?
Mrs. Clinton, if faced with a choice between Donald Trump and Senator Sanders, who would you vote for in the presidential contest?
Focusing on Mr. Trump, this becomes a serious question. Mr. Trump is alleging that Senator Cruz has committed a felony or a series of felonies in “illegally coordinating with his own Super Pac”. (Not only is he alleging Mr. Cruz is committing what could be described as multiple felonies, but to have a felony of coordinating with a Super Pac requires other individuals in the Super Pac to be simultaneously committing the same illegal acts. While Mr. Trump may or may not be safe from litigation in charging a public figure with multiple felonies, we may expect the individuals involved with the Super Pac to file law suits against Mr. Trump for irreparable damage to their reputations.)
Would Mr. Trump prefer the Democratic presidential nominee over an individual that he regularly demeans with the adjective “Lyin” in front of his name and who he believes is involved in multiple felonies? This is an important question for Republican voters.