CLEVELAND — It’s over, all you GOP dead-enders, both here in Ohio and everywhere else.

Donald J. Trump won and you lost. Suck it up and get used to it. You signed the pledge cards to support the nominee, whoever the nominee was.

Your team lost, and this means you, Willard Mitt Romney, Bill Kristol, Gov. John Kasich, Mike Lee, Ken Cuccinelli, and all the rest of the #nevertrump crowd.

“It’s all on the line,” Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas was saying yesterday. “It’s all on the line!”

Gohmert was as big a Ted Cruz guy as there was. I told him I was glad he’d gotten over it, that he wasn’t pissed anymore.

“I am still pissed,” he said. “But it’s all on the line.”

Are you listening, all you Bushes holding your breath up in Kennebunkport?

In reality, you have to face the facts. It’s either Donald J. Trump or Hillary Clinton. No more of this ‘Let’s let them suffer for four years and we’ll return in triumph in 2020.’

There was a fascinating story yesterday in Politico about a reunion of George W. Bush’s staff down in Dallas. He told them how worried he is that if nothing changes, he might be the last Republican president ever elected.

I remember Pat Buchanan sitting in my studio maybe 20 years ago, and talking about how tough the electoral map had become, seemingly overnight, for any Republican candidate.

The Democrats have imported a new electorate. Thanks, Ted Kennedy. And they’ve dumbed everybody else down. Thanks, teachers unions. Live Free or Die has become Live For Free ’til You Die. Ask not what your country can do for you — what would happen to any Democrat who dared utter those saber-rattling words in Philadelphia next week?

Way back when, Pat Buchanan shook his head.

“Look at Illinois,” he said. “Land o’ Lincoln.”

Look at California — land o’ Reagan, and Nixon, and yes, Earl Warren and even Pete Wilson. How far is California gone? The top state income tax rate is 12.5 percent. Compared to the “Golden State,” Massachusetts is a tax refuge.

And as California goes, so goes the United States of America, unless we can stop it, and this is the last chance.

Yet the National Review Kool-Aid drinkers won’t throw in the towel. They lost in the primaries, they were whipped in the caucuses, they were steamrolled here in the Rules Committee, they failed on the floor, and yet they’re still refusing to face the facts.

You should see the crazy emails they’re still sending out — 3,000, 4,000 words, in all capital letters.


Too late, or should I say, TOO LATE. So what if you think Donald Trump is, another of them put it, “a sick PSYCHOTIC!!!!!!!!!!!

This is Donald Trump’s party now, or should I say, it’s his party!!!!!!!!!!

These are the times that try men’s souls, to quote … was it Melania Trump who said that?

Listen to Howie 3-7 p.m. on WRKO AM 680.


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