Democracy Gone Astray

Democracy, being a human construct, needs to be thought of as directionality rather than an object. As such, to understand it requires not so much a description of existing structures and/or other related phenomena but a declaration of intentionality.
This blog aims at creating labeled lists of published infringements of such intentionality, of points in time where democracy strays from its intended directionality. In addition to outright infringements, this blog also collects important contemporary information and/or discussions that impact our socio-political landscape.

All the posts here were published in the electronic media – main-stream as well as fringe, and maintain links to the original texts.

[NOTE: Due to changes I haven't caught on time in the blogging software, all of the 'Original Article' links were nullified between September 11, 2012 and December 11, 2012. My apologies.]

Friday, May 06, 2016

Mitch McConnell Says He’ll Back Donald Trump As The GOP Nominee

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) affirmed on Wednesday that he will support presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and urged fellow Republicans to do the same.

“I have committed to supporting the nominee chosen by Republican voters, and Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee is now on the verge of clinching that nomination,” McConnell said in a statement.

“Republicans are committed to preventing what would be a third term of Barack Obama and restoring economic and national security after eight years of a Democrat in the White House,” McConnell continued. “As the presumptive nominee, he now has the opportunity and the obligation to unite our party around our goals.”

McConnell’s endorsement echoed that of Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who released a similar statement soon after Trump’s chief rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), announced he was exiting the race after Tuesday’s defeat in Indiana.

McConnell’s statement comes as many Republicans, including those in the Senate, struggle with whether to support Trump. Some have refused to back him and have renounced the party, fearing Trump’s bombast may permanently damage the GOP and hinder its chances at winning the White House. Even the last two Republican presidents, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, said on Wednesday that they do not plan to endorse Trump.

Original Article
Author: Marina Fang

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