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.