It’s Not Just Trump

7.5.15donaldtrump  I have written in the past, Trump as the nominee for the Republican Party, could very well spell the end of the GOP.   I believe based on my gut feeling, and from all I have seen and read of Trump,  he would either give the race over to Hillary Clinton, or worse, if elected, he may be the most dangerous threat to our liberties since Joe McCarthy.

His followers are angry people, who seem willing to do whatever he tells them to do, the chance for escalating violence is real. There is one outside hope, if Trump becomes the nominee, to save the GOP and to safeguard the nation and our liberties. I will hold off on giving that opinion for when and if Trump wins the nomination.

But I am a Delaware blogger from Sussex County, who also happens to be a Republican, so I have plenty, beyond Donald Trump, to be concerned about when it comes to the future of the Republican Party.

Lacey unplugged  One thing the Delaware GOP should be, and most likely are concerned about, is the so-called campaign of Lacey Lafferty for governor. They have to be asking themselves, will the Trump movement bleed down the ticket. Now of course the primary dates are different for the presidential and state races, but could we see the uninformed voters who seem to be so fond of Trump, also be motivated to support Lafferty?

Anyone who has followed her never-ending campaign for the past three years, knows it is the most superficial of campaigns. No substance whatsoever. But more importantly, is the total lack of any self-awareness, an almost total lack of concern for perception, and allowing the tiny mistakes, like spell check, to paint the so-called candidate, to appear the fool.

Lacey FB

I leave it to my sharp readers to find the mistake, and while this single mistake is a small one, when added to the three years of such mistakes, and missteps, it becomes clear that Ms. Lafferty simply is not governor material, she may not be meter-maid material.  She can’t even put together a team capable of proof reading a social media release.

And finally for a more Sussex issue, we have a primary candidate running against long time, well liked Republican Representative Dave Wilson. I, of all people support primaries. I have supported several primary candidates, to varying degrees of success. And so, I have no problem with challengers, if and when there is a clear need for change.

This need for change cannot center upon a personal vendetta. In the case of Bob Mitchell,

Bob and Jordan  he is running, in my opinion, based on conversations with Mr. Mitchell, because of Rep. Wilson’s support of the Democrat opponent of Cindy Green, Sussex Register of Wills in the last cycle.

Ms. Green, may be the “Ma Barker” of the Greenwood MOB, a name I have given to the militant, minority supporters of Ms. Green and the same people supporting Bob Mitchell, the same people who supported Eric Bodenweiser.

Mr. Mitchell has created a narrow interpretation of what constitutes a conservative, something the MOB is known for, and has hung his political hat upon it. But in a year when the Delaware GOP is attempting to wrest control of the Senate from the one party rule of the Democrats, it is important the GOP hold fast to seats they already hold in both chambers.

It would seem as though Mr. Mitchell is more concerned with righting some imagined wrong done to one of his close friends, rather than supporting an incumbent who is well liked by the citizens of the 35th District, one who is consistently rated as one of, if not the most conservative legislators in Dover.

These are but a few of the reasons, reasonable Republicans should be extremely concerned about the future of the party. We must send the message to reasonable unaffiliated voters, and reasonable Democrats, there are still Republicans that are not side-show hucksters, or empty-headed wanna-bees, or puppets for some fringe minority group with a personal agenda.

It means the reasonable people must re-engage in the process, we cannot allow the shouters to frighten us away. Let them call us names. Let them shout angry words. Let them fill up hours with empty rhetoric. But for God’s sake don’t let them win!




35 Comments on "It’s Not Just Trump"

  1. Meyer says:

    I love that picture of the future gov’ner

  2. fightingbluehen says:

    I wouldn’t try to equate Lacey Lafferty with Trump, the same way that I wouldn’t equate a candidate like Christine O’Donnell with Trump, but like I’ve already said, if another non establishment candidate doesn’t step up in the party, Lacey Lafferty has a good chance of being the nominee for the Republicans…..Trump’s success will just make this scenario more likely.

  3. delacrat says:


    …. he[Trump] would either give the race over to Hillary Clinton,…”

    Kinda doubt he’d do that.

    If Hillary is the Democratic nominee, me thinks Sanders supporters won’t back her in the general and may well stay home. Because disdain for Clinton and everything she represents is really the whole point for supporting Sanders.

    So get used to the prospects of a President Trump and a Governor Lafferty.

  4. Rick says:

    If Hillary is the Democratic nominee, me thinks Sanders supporters won’t back her in the general and may well stay home.

    This is true. So the question is, will the GOP “establishment” stay home, too? If they do, we can look forward to up to four Clinton Supreme Court appointments (Ginsberg, Kennedy, Breyer and perhaps Thomas), thus handing the Left the “packed” court dreamed of by FDR.

    Trump is far from perfect. But he has momentum and he can win. The stakes are way to high for anything less than a total commitment to party unification and ultimate victory.

  5. Frank Knotts says:

    So Rick, where was your call for unity behind Romney to keep Obama out if office?

  6. Henry says:

    Bob Mitchell has just as right and qualifications to run for office as anyone.
    First of all who the hell made you the authority to pick and choose candidates.
    Frank you are more wrong than you have ever been right. That’s why your past employer got extremely tired of you constant BS and looked for the next thing to fire you. Nobody believes your BS.

    There is no such thing as Frank growing up.
    Of course Frank wouldn’t tell everything that’s his persona.

    The above Facebook post was put on Lacey’s Facebook by a fan and Frank conveniently left off the person’s name as if to show it was Lacey that put it on her own Facebook.

    Frank has no substance.

  7. Danny says:

    This is your usual dribble Frank, but isn’t this a case of the pot calling the kettle black. I guess you’re going to have to get used to saying President Trump.

  8. Frank Knotts says:

    Henry darling, if you knew half as much as you think you do, you still wouldn’t know anything. Like if you knew how Facebook pages work, you would see that the banner above is Lacey Lafferty For Governor 2016, with the time and date posted, this means an administrator of the page posted it, either Ms. Lafferty or someone she gave access. We also then see her responding to this post.
    As for Mr. Mitchell’s right to run, please show me where I said he didn’t have that right. I simply feel he is running for the wrong reason against the wrong person.

  9. Henry says:

    That’s Bob Mitchell choice not yours to summarize.

    Again Frank you just think you know something but know nothing.
    Lafferty has at least three if not four Facebook pages where people can post on. That post was shared from one to another. Huh, how enept you are.
    In case you didn’t know Lafferty has the biggest social media following combined than any other candidate or elected official.

  10. Mitch Crane says:


  11. Frank Knotts says:

    We may have found the person who posted, eh Mitch?
    Henry, once again, you demonstrate your total lack of knowledge. If that had been shared from one page to the other, it would say that Lacey Lafferty for Governor 2016 shared such and such. Too bad.
    And at least until Trump is elected, it’s still a free country and I am free to give my opinion, and you are free to disagree, even here. You’re welcome.

  12. Henry says:

    Dribble with no substance.

  13. Henry says:

    Or should say

    elbbird htiw on ecnatsbus

  14. Frank Knotts says:

    And now we have reached the point where you abandon all pretense of intelligence and resort to parlor games. Okay!

  15. Fish Bites says:


    I don’t know which is funnier.

    Lafferty leaving off the question mark in “who wouldn’t vote for her”, and thus having the suggestion that there are two people who wouldn’t; or Henry not understanding how facebook posts work.

  16. Henry says:

    I know what’s even funnier.
    It’s people like you commenting on this childhood site about some Facebook fan leaving off the question mark and that’s not what Frank was talking about.
    But then again what is funny about the IQ of the frequent participants on this dribble page or elbbird egap.

  17. Creeper says:

    I hate to defend Frank, but Lacey not only posted “governirship” on Tuesday, but followed it up again on Wednesday. It is clearly posted by Lacey Lafferty for Governor 2016 page. Henry couldn’t be more wrong.

  18. Dave says:

    Gee it’s almost as if Lacey was Henry.

  19. Frank Knotts says:

    I love the backwards writing, it is the perfect metaphor for what Lacey post on her page. And Henry I think you meant “childish ” site, not “childhood”. Childhood would mean I wrote it when I was a child. Taking notes?

  20. Bob Mitchell says:

    Frank – you’re incorrect again. You assume that all an elected official does is vote Yes or No and neglect the fact that Statesmanship and Leadership are qualities that are sorely missing at all levels of government. You decry Trump and his campaign, yet it’s the very lack of these two qualities within our Republican Party that have led to his popularity. The Democrats have really not surprised Conservatives. They did everything that they said they would do – no surprises there at all. But what has angered people is the lack of bold Leadership within OUR party to stand up to liberalism when that was the charge given to them by their voters. We fail to frame the arguments and the realities of unsustainable government spending correctly and stand and make the convincing arguments for the Truth. Instead we cower to those in charge because we have for far too long abdicated the position of Leadership to the politically correct and thinly veiled Socialists that line the halls of power in Washington and whose mandates are pushed directly down to the states. The last time I checked, it’s still our job as Republican Leaders to do just that – Lead. You rightly point out that we are the minority party and have been for some time. My contention is that too many of us have become comfortable and complacent in that position and it’s time to Elect Leaders and Statesman who will stand up to the Liberal agendas and reach out and engage that silent majority to get involved and see that the emperor is indeed naked and that there is still time to change the course of our State and our country.
    You can attempt to misconstrue my intentions all you want – but I challenge you to look honestly at the inevitable destination of any government that borrows uncontrollably and tell me what awaits it. It isn’t pretty. There is time to do the right things to prevent it, but that time is now and it will take more than just going along to get along – that much I promise you. And I can’t make those changes by myself – and I don’t claim to think that I can. But someone needs to be the catalyst for it, and I don’t see anyone else volunteering so I guess I will until someone else better than me stands up and says, “I’ll do it.” A sparkplug can’t move a car, but without it, the engine that can move it never starts. That’s all I can hope to do – to ignite something in our legislature far more powerful than just one guy in a downstate district “throwing away his vote”. That’s what’s been happening for far too long, and one way or the other, it needs to change.

  21. Henry says:

    There you go again. No Frank I mean childhood site.
    No substance nothing but little group of childhood game playing kids around some bush in a neighborhood.

    Lafferty must be pleased to know that your obsession with her makes you a frequent visitor to her Facebook page.

    What would be even funnier, I hope she does lose. So she can blame it all on you. By then she can show damages.
    Karma is such a bitch especially when one hasn’t learned anything from it.

  22. pandora says:

    Childhood is a noun. For some reason, Henry, you’re using it as an adjective to describe the word site. And… what do you have against commas? They are a necessary part of writing. Somewhere an English teacher weeps.

  23. mouse says:

    I’m thinking that conservatives are in this perpetual childhood state where they never experience being so badly wrong about something as to feel intellectual embarrassment and shame lol

  24. Henry says:


    Pandora your trivial worthless school yard and childhood comments are just as bad as Franks. Both of you need to get some substance in your lives. Do something meaningful like donate your worthless time to charity causes instead of wasting your pitiful worthless lives to amateur blogging.

  25. meatball says:

    Henry, do you think Cruz will sue for damages because Trump called him a liar and cost him the election?

  26. Henry says:

    Trump likes to sue and has the money to do so, I hope he loses so we can find out.

  27. Frank Knotts says:

    So Henry, you really believe that Lacey Lafferty can sue for damages, because I wrote a blog about how she needs to use spell check on her page, which could be taken as constructive criticism, and cost her the election? And how do we calculate her losses? Four years of the salary, of the governor? OH! NO! It would have to be eight years in your world, because she is so smart, she would naturally be re-elected in a landslide. So you believe a court will award damages for the loss of eight years of being paid by the tax payers? Really? Okay!
    Bob, here is the definition of a statesman,
    a person who is experienced in the art of government or versed in the administration of government affairs.”
    Bob, your argument is circular, it keeps leading back to the fact that your lack of knowledge leads you to believe that simply saying no loud and long enough will solve problems. A true statesman understands that goals are not reached simply by long floor speeches. I simply don’t think you are fit for this office.

  28. Henry says:

    This gets funnier.

    Frank you obviously don’t know about Lafferty ‘s personal page. So you are probably are blocked. Oh I wonder why? Ha, ha!

    What you posted was on Lafferty’s “Like” political page. It was shared from Lafferty’s personal page where fans comment. You are not a fan therefore you either know nothing about it or are blocked so you don’t and can’t see it.

    It was posted by a fan. Obviously Lafferty didn’t want to change it BC that would only infurate and insult the person who posted it.

    Your the only one who has a problem with some Fan’s English. It wasn’t Lafferty who wrote it. So again you are wrong which is nothing new. you don’t have the resource to find out who really wrote it.

    Maybe you can ask someone who is not blocked from Lafferty’s Facebook.

    It’s so funny to have a childhood discussion on a childhood play pen site with someone their ex employer felt compelled to eliminate BC of his play pen manners.

  29. Henry says:

    Frankly I don’t care one way or another whether Trump or Lafferty pursues whatever they want to pursue. It would be funny to be a fly on wall and you get what’s coming.

    So you see politics or not, I am not a fan of yours period, Beasty.

  30. delacrat says:

    Henry sez: I am not a fan of yours period, Beasty.


    “Beasty”…talk about your “childhood” comments.

  31. Henry says:

    He should relate well to that Delecrat!

  32. Frank Knotts says:

    Henry, if someone shares someone else’s post it shows up. That is unless you copy and paste the comment without crediting the person who wrote it. And why would you do that?
    But I’ll play along with your childish game, and let us suppose that you are correct. What does that say about the people who follow Lafferty? Uniformed and undereducated?
    As for “fan”? Well I’m not sure I want elected leaders who have fans or followers.

  33. Henry says:

    Got something to say? Sure you do!
    Whether it’s right or not.

    You are great one to talk about some fan’s spelling on Facebook when you have so many mis-spelled words, paraphrasing, etc. on this barn yard site such as for an recent example the recent post on Bob Mitchell.

    You are such a hypocrite.

  34. Frank Knotts says:

    Well Henry I want to thank you for hanging out with us.

  35. mouse says:

    Oh gee, the Republican party is so full of hope and competence for the future, I can’t wait to vote for their candidates lol

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