Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump scored huge wins Tuesday in New York’s primary — a contest that, for all practical purposes, sealed the fate of Democrat Bernie Sanders and left Republicans Ted Cruz and John Kasich grasping for mostly empty political straws.
Clinton’s 57.9 percent and more than 1 million votes delivered at least 139 delegates and all but seals her nomination as the Democrat nominee for the job once held by her husband — two-term President Bill Clinton.
Her grasp of the nomination is not only virtually assured, she is set to go into the November general election against a devastated Republican party and a demographic of voters that heavily favors her chances to become the first woman elected President of the United States and one who will follow the first African-American to hold the job.
Republicans still cling to the fantasy that Clinton’s use of a private email server as Secretary of State will land her in jail for a crime that most legal scholars say she did not commit. Sources within the Justice Department say their probe will conclude that while her use of the private server raises doubts about her judgment but not any proof that she violated any laws.
If the Republican Party could find or nominate a real candidate for President, it might find a way to win the White House in November but that is lost in a primary season that puts a misogynist, constantly lying con man like Donald Trump in charge.
Trump’s victory of 60.5 percent (518,601 votes) gives him 89 delegates over just three for John Kasich — third at 25.1 percent — and Ted Cruz nothing with just 14.5 percent.
The win gives Trump a better shot at securing the number of delegates to secure a first round win at the GOP Presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Cleveland in July.
Mainstream Republican and conservatives see Trump’s nomination as a lose-lose situation — nominating a flamboyant candidate with no experience and no commitments to any of what used to be the basics of the party.
Trump still has to score some additional convincing wins with enough delegates to secure a first-round win. If he doesn’t, he will lose delegates in the second and following rounds if needed.
Cruz can still secure the nomination but his selection does not bring any happiness to the GOP leadership. He is a Senator who has been a major embarrassment to the GOP — an extremist, rabid right-winger who brings comparisons to another Republican demagogue of the past — Senator Joseph McCarthy.
With either Trump or Cruz leading the GOP ticket in November, political prognosticators see a wipe out at the polls — a loss to Clinton for President and an increasing chance of massive losses of Republicans in the House along with enough in the Senate to return control of the legislative body to Democrats.
Republicans are the party of extremists — loud but nowhere near a majority of voters that can decide a nationwide race for President. It is the party of angry white racists, bigots and social opponents to issues and lifestyles that a growing majorities of Americans now support. The rabid can control a fading party like the Republicans but not the nation as a whole.
Most Americans now support a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have an abortion (which is also the law of the land), the right to people of the same gender to love and marry and they want certain protections of a government that most Republicans want to destroy.
Republicans do not represent the majority of Americans. They are not supported by African Americans, Latinos or even whites with education and consideration of the needs of others. They lack support of women voters — now a majority. The party of the elephant is controlled by hard-core right wing extremists who do not support freedom and dignity for a majority of Americans that will decide the election in November.
It does not mater who Republicans nominate in Cleveland in July. The shambles of their party is nothing more than a vapid collection of losers.
For them the party is over and their demise is long overdue.
Rest in peace?
Not a chance.
Burn in hell and dance on their graves.
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