Below is an excerpt from an article that originally appeared on The Resurgent, written by Dave Scharoun.
One familiar refrain that has echoed through just about every one of the speeches given at the Republican National Convention so far this week: voters are sick of “politics as usual.” Career politicians who say one thing, only to completely change their tune months later. Power-hungry frauds who hop from one politically expedient cause to another as the winds of public opinion change. Breaking up this political status quo has supposedly been one of the major reasons that Donald Trump is where he is today.
For months, Trump took aim at his primary opponents with an unprecedented brand of ruthlessness and crassness. From Bobby Jindal to Marco Rubio to Rick Perry, anyone who dared to speak out against Trump or threaten him in the polls immediately found themselves in the crosshairs of Trump’s vitriolic jabs. These candidates, in turn, constantly warned of the dangers of a Trump presidency and practically begged voters to turn away from him.
That is, of course, until Trump became the nominee. This week, most of these same candidates lined up to kneel at the foot of the RNC’s new gilded altar.