The Bland Old Party

SMOD 2016

The Republican Party plans to spend its last breath pursuing an open convention, and derailing GOP front-runner Donald Trump. When confronted by angry voters, one GOP rules member ordered the peons to shut up and sit down. Disdain: it’s what’s for dinner.

Political parties, not voters, choose their presidential nominees, a Republican convention rules member told CNBC, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump rolled up more big primary victories.

“The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That’s the conflict here,” Curly Haugland, an unbound GOP delegate from North Dakota, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday. He even questioned why primaries and caucuses are held.

Haugland said he sent a letter to each campaign alerting them to a rule change he’s proposing, which would allow any candidate who earns at least one delegate during the nominating process to submit his or her name to be nominated at this summer’s convention. (H/TAOSHQ)

Now, before “constitutional scholar” Barack Obama lets loose in my comments section, yes, I do realize the United States is a democratic republic. Yes, I do realize the parties technically choose the nominee. I also realize there is a difference between choosing a nominee after allowing the process to move forward, and hijacking the process for the benefit of the donor class.

That is what’s being proposed here. The GOP despises Donald Trump, and despises Ted Cruz even more. Since John Kasich’s Ohio win – really Ohio? – virtually assured Trump cannot win the 1,237 delegates to clinch the nomination, the GOP donor class wants to choose their own establishment candidate. That means no Trump, no Cruz, and we will most likely be saddled with someone like Kasich, Paul Ryan, or some other scrub.

Personally, I think the GOP, as a party, needs to be disbanded. An open convention will do that. Trump’s voters will vote for Clinton or simply stay home, Cruz voters will stay home, and America will be dealt with eight years of Hillary. Now don’t get me wrong; I believe Hillary will do more damage to this country than Obama has ever done, but if and when the GOP passes over Trump and Cruz, they’re finished as a political party.

I say good riddance.

9 thoughts on “The Bland Old Party

  1. You know, Wyatt, the GOPe still doesn’t get why so many people are hissed off at them. I’ve been reading stuff for more years than I care to recount about the “ruling class” vs. the “country class.” It’s never been more real.

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  2. Somewhere along the way, the GOP bigwigs latched on to the notion that they could win elections without the support of their own base. You would think that after multiple failures (Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney), they’d finally realize what a galactically stupid strategy this is. But sadly, they’re so disconnected from the real world, they can’t see the obvious.

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  3. Republican’ts are far worse than Demorats. Mostly, because they have NO balls. None whatsoever. Don’t get me wrong, the Demorats are nasty. Really really nasty. Criminals to the Nth degree. But at least they have some balls. They have no problem standing up and telling lie after lie, shaking your hand, and sticking a knife in your back with a smile. Then again, they have no problem killing and eating their own. Republican’ts are the lowest of the low because they are spineless douchebags.

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  4. Quite honestly, I don’t think they (the party elites) give a rodent’s hiney what the base wants. Let them try and lead on their own. I long ago came to the conclusion that the caucuses and primaries are a hoax. There is and always has been a hierarchy in the political parties. The dems just seem to have more “sheeple” at this point in time. I have no problem with the Grand Old Party going away. It’s time has come and gone and Cruz and Trump are finally showing the base how it has been all along. No candidate will become a nominee without the approval and coronation of the elites of the party. And, of course, the main stream media is complicit in this whole mess.

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  5. E.O. – I’m a Cruz guy, but I absolutely understand why Trump is doing so well. People are tired of being treated like serfs by the GOP establishment, and they’re taking action. This is one of those moments where I can say, “I didn’t leave the GOP. The GOP left me.”

    Cathy – There may be a huge party, though.

    John D. – No, they cannot, and it is leading to their doom. I won’t vote for another GOP incumbent until the entire establishment is run out on a rail.

    RG – Better yet, the Democrats present a united front. Even when they’re dead wrong, they always stick – and vote – together, whereas the GOP establishment always leave the GOP conservatives out to dry.

    Metoo – I honestly believe the GOPe will choose someone like Kasich or Jeb! or Rubio instead of Trump and Cruz. I know it’s what they want. and they will do anything to get it.

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  6. I was a Cruz guy, and my wife was for Rubio. Now with the coordinated attacks against Mr. Trump, my wife and I both are reacting and have become very upset with the GOP. The vile nature of a GOP, Fox News, Democrat, and mainstream media coordinated attack may have a more severe backlash that Reince Priebus and the good old boys realize.

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  7. Doc – The only downside is if we lose, because then the establishment will be emboldened, and spend the next four years telling us they told us so. Personally, I’d rather see the party burn.

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  8. As soon as the primary season is done, I’m changing parties. That would be June here in crazy-train California…

    I’m researching to find which one fits best with my values, what little there are left. HA! beat you to it, Wyatt!)

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