In a remarkable Sunday edition of The Boston Globe, the paper’s editors go all in for the fight to block GOP frontrunner Donald Trump from winning the Republican Party’s nomination.
“The GOP Must Stop Trump,” blares the title of the paper’s Sunday editorial. In addition to the editorial, the editors crafted a fake “front page in Donald Trump’s America” edition of the Boston Globe dated Sunday April 9th, 2017.
In their editorial, the editors seem to propose that Party elites use Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97%
as a cat’s-paw to deny Trump the nomination, then ultimately give the nomination to someone who is not currently running — such as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56%
or Mitt Romney.
Although the paper seems to advocate giving Mitt Romney the nomination, the paper endorsed Barack Obama over Romney in the 2012 election. In 2016, the Globe endorsed Hillary Clinton and John Kasich.
The paper’s editorial board argues that Trump is no different than the “demagogic strongmen” who have risen to power throughout history. The editors make this comparison while seemingly unaware of the fact that it is President Obama who has used unprecedented executive powers to rewrite and nullify immigration laws, which have put thousands of American lives at risk and have allowed criminal cartels to roam free. The paper writes of Trump:
It is easy to find historical antecedents. The rise of demagogic strongmen is an all too common phenomenon on our small planet. And what marks each of those dark episodes is a failure to fathom where a leader’s vision leads, to carry rhetoric to its logical conclusion. The satirical front page of this section attempts to do just that, to envision what America looks like with Trump in the White House.
The “satirical front page” and the editorial itself attack Trump’s signature policy positions on trade and immigration. However, data from exit polls suggest that the Republican electorate has been receptive to Trump’s positions on these issues.
For instance, Wisconsin’s exit polls showed that 7 out of 10 GOP Wisconsin voters support a temporary pause Muslim migration — a position that has not been articulated by any candidate aside from Trump. Similarly, a majority of Wisconsin Republicans (54%) said that foreign trade deals take away U.S. jobs. Again, Trump is the only candidate in the GOP field campaigning against globalist trade pacts and arguing that the trade deals of recent decades have not benefited American workers.
Trump’s campaign has declared Sen. Cruz has consistently opposed efforts to crack down on Chinese currency cheating and has argued that Obama’s fast track trade authority would help “to win a fair deal for the American worker.” Cruz has also stated that the loss of U.S. jobs in manufacturing and other economic sectors is not the result of our nation’s trade deals. “Working men and women have been hammered across this country, but it hasn’t been because of free trade,” Cruz said in a June radio interview defending his earlier vote for fast track trade authority.
Among the editors’ many predictions blazed across the front page of the satirical Boston Globe edition, some of the most notable include: predictions of an imminent trade war, predictions about the disastrous economic impact for U.S. employers caused by enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, and predictions about the blacklisting of Megyn Kelly.