The new plan to stop Trump is a naked attempt to use money and power to override voters.
Fox News reports on the new plan to stop Trump and Clinton. I don’t think it would count as a bloodless coup because it uses Constitutional procedure. If it worked, the Constitutional framework would not be broken. The will of the electorate would merely (!) be thwarted.
In my opinion, if the Republican donors go through with this, it is because they have lost confidence that Hillary Clinton can win. This group has been donating money to Hillary all along. If they were sure she would beat Trump, they would not need to spend so much money on such a long shot.
But what would they accomplish if they pulled it off?
The demographic factors that gave Trump the victory in the Republican primaries are not going to disappear because of a “stolen” election. At most the Republican establishment would gain four years while a resentful voter base swore to never support Republican candidates again for any office. Democrat voters would also become more engaged because they would be serving under a President that was imposed on them by a Republican Congress.
But in all probability, the plan would not work at all, or it would result in President Hillary. For conservatives, that would be a disaster. As Pat Buchanan wrote yesterday about another anti-Trump plan,
Such a candidate would siphon off votes that would otherwise go to Trump, bring down the ticket, and result in Hillary Clinton becoming the 45th president.
That would mean the next three justices on the Supreme Court would be in the tradition of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. And that would mean Roe v. Wade would never be overturned, affirmative action would be forever, and the social revolution that declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right would roll on.
A Clinton presidency would also mean Obamacare is forever.
The Romney-Kristol collusion thus overlaps nicely with the interests of the Clinton campaign and the agenda of the Beltway media elite.
Conservatives may have objections to Trump, but he is far preferable to Hillary Clinton and even to a RINO establishment pick.