How desperate are the establishment Republicans to rid themselves of the idea that Donald Trump could soon be the party’s nominee for President? Well some are going so far as to try desperately to link the billionaire to the Ku Klux Klan. Yes, really.

I mean what is going on when adults actually grab ahold of a nonsensical notion about a discredited Klansman that hasn’t been in the news for 25 years to smear the GOP frontrunner?

During a press event last Friday a reporter point blanked Trump about being endorsed by former Klan leader and Louisiana Republican David Duke. Trump clearly had no idea what the reporter was asking about but didn’t hesitate is saying “I disavow it, ok?” I watched him shoot down the ridiculous question without blinking an eye but it seems those running against him didn’t want to give it up quite that easily.

It seems some in the media, including CNN, are in on the fix as well. Trump was hammered Sunday on State of the Union about Duke and his alleged support for his campaign. Again, Trump was blunt and to the point with his comments, "Just so you understand, I don't know anything about David Duke, OK?" And he added, "I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists.”

Apparently that wasn’t good enough to put this foolishness to bed however. It seems both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz and their respective campaigns would like to keep the idea alive. My immediate question is what does that say about those two?

Lets start with Cruz, whose campaign has been under fire in recent weeks for a series of ethically questionable decisions. The Texas Senator tweeted out:"Really sad. @realDonaldTrump you're better than this. We should all agree, racism is wrong, KKK is abhorrent."

Not to be out done, Florida Senator Marco Rubio continued the full frontal and unabashedly dishonest attacks telling an audience that Trump had “refused” to repudiate David Duke and the Klan. Which is simply not true. I watched the event myself on Friday. It didn’t matter, Rubio went on to say, “We cannot be a party that nominates someone who refuses to condemn white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan," and in the most desperate move of all said, “Not only is that wrong, it makes him unelectable."

I would suggest that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are flat out lying and doing so puts you in the same league as the Democratic frontrunner, which in my mind makes them both unelectable.

It is that kind of straightforward Washington insider lying that makes so many Americans enraged. It is the kind of business as usual BS that will keep pushing Trump to the front of the Republican field if this is really the best they’ve got to fight back.

No wonder people are looking to outsiders this year.