The Republican Party is in real trouble.

They proved it to all of us this week. 


Their primary strategy as it relates to Donald Trump right now is dead wrong. 

And it will cost them the election and the White House. 

There has been trouble brewing behind the scenes that has occasionally seeped out.

But this week Republicans took a direct hit at Donald Trump, their leading Republican presidential frontrunner in every national poll.

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Last I heard only animals eat their young--and maybe a few cannibals.

Example: Republican Governor Nikki Haley was designated by Paul Ryan and Mitch Mcconnell to rebut President Obama’s last state of the union address. Instead of taking the opportunity to identify how this Democratic administration has failed us, she takes a shot at -- and chastises -- Donald Trump. 

Instead of commenting on how out of sync Democrats are with the American people how Obama’s feckless foreign policy has turned us into an international joke repeatedly negotiating with terrorists, creating safety and security problems for  Americans, the world has never been a more dangerous place the military never more shackled, the Second Amendment -- never in more danger our children and grandchildren never in more debt.  The most dangerous terrorist organization the world has ever known focused on us. 

And Nikki Haley shoots at Donald Trump. 

“Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. “

 If you don't think she was talking about Donald Trump, she confirmed it the next day.

“Yes, Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk.“

What you think?  Who anointed you to take a shot at the leading contender for president in your own party?  In a nationally televised historic rebuttal.  When you could have laid out a strategy of how the very fabric of America has changed under this democratic so-called leadership.

How about you turn your unsolicited comments toward the president's incendiary comments against your party? Why don't you tell him to tone down the rhetoric and by the way there was a time when you were one of the angriest voices.  You came in-in  a tea party wave-angry about what was happening in America.  And now you epitomize the very establishment you were going to change

 So why would the republicans not want the lead candidate to advance?  I'll tell you why.  Because Donald Trump doesn't do the Washington two-step.  Where one hand washes the other.  Where you overlook my vulnerabilities and I overlook yours.  And then we all get to come back.  Those more interested in serving their incumbency than the American people. 

Why else would Republicans agree to a budget that includes federal funding for sanctuary cities that allow illegals who commit crimes -- felonies, murders to not be arrested or even deported. 

They all grandstanded about the lawless actions and that they were not going to reward them.  But then they danced with the democrats, passed the budget and went home for Christmas.

Donald Trump is not beholden or vulnerable to any of them 

 Nikki, you're worried about Donald’s voice? Americans are tuning into the debates in historic numbers. I'll tell you who the angriest voices are… 

The angriest voices are the American people. 

We've been gutted. 

We're scared. 

The American dream is not what it used to be,  unless you’re an illegal immigrant. 

And by the way, aren’t you a “right to work” state? And you tell us to turn it down?

To turn down the volume?  


Maybe you and your establishment friends in the Republican Party ought to turn down your own volume and start listening to us.  Start supporting your own party"s frontrunner.  The person *Republicans*  want! Your strategy is all wrong.  Start supporting the frontrunner.  There's a reason you elected politicians are all held in such low esteem.  Be careful.  Be very, very careful . Get in line behind our favorite. After all, in case you've forgotten, you work for us. You, too, can be fired!

Jeanine Pirro joined the Fox News Channel (FNC) in 2006 and currently serves as a legal analyst as well as the host of "Justice with Judge Jeanine," a weekend prime-time program (Saturday, 9 p.m. ET) that presents her legal insights on the news of the week, current high profile cases, as well as recent issues and trends in the world of crime and justice. Click here for more information on Jeanine Pirro