Tuesday night the clown show that is the Trump Convention continued in its clownishness as #ResignPriebus and the RNC went into full Trump Protection Racket mode to ensure that Trump was coronated tonight with as little opposition as possible.
The most egregious example of the RNC and Priebus protecting Trump came when THEY awarded all 40 of Utah’s delegates to Donald Trump, a guy who got a whopping 14% of the vote in Utah back in March. All of Utah’s delegates are supposed to be for Ted Cruz, who won Utah’s primary in a landslide.
Next Priebus and company did the exact same thing with Washington DC’s 19 delegates. They were supposed to go 10 Rubio, 9 Kasich and the Districts delegate on the Rules Committee was assured that that was want would happen tonight. Instead of honoring the vote, the RNC pulled a fast one on the DC delegation and gave Trump all 19 delegates, delegates he did not earn.
Ever Since Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped out of the race following the Indiana primary Donald Trump’s been virtually guaranteed getting the 1,237 delegates needed to be the GOP presidential nominee, barring any freeing of the delegates to vote their conscience; an effort Priebus and the RNC insured wouldn’t happen at both the rules committee last week and again Monday when they refused to allow a roll call vote on the rules.
Thus, Trump doesn’t need any protecting, especially not tonight.
But, protect Trump they did.
And in doing so everyone involved in the Trump Protection Racket has helped to make this 2016 GOP Convention and Trump’s nomination a farce and a sham.
Rest In Peace Republican Party. Just like the Phoenix, out of the ashes of this dumpster fire of a primary process something new, something conservative is going to rise.
Today was the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and the first order of business was for the entire Republican National Committee and Donald Trump supporters to turn it into a clown show, by repeatedly denying a roll call vote on the convention floor over the convention rules.
When it became clear in the ensuing chaos that there was more support for a roll call than rubber stamping, Womack attempted a second voice vote, declaring the Yea’s have it.
Only one problem as the audio and video clearly show, the Nay’s, those wanting a roll call, were in the majority(at least vocally).
From there things ended up back at the petition to force a roll call vote, where CNN’s Dana Bash reported Trump and RNC officials twisted the arms of state delegations backing the roll call vote forcing 3 states to drop out(as the RNC puts it), leaving the roll call forces 1 state short of the number needed to press the issue.
All of this led Virginia delegate, and Cruz supporter, Ken Cuccinelli, toss throw down his credentials and storm out of the Quicken Loans arena. Reports are that the Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia delegations have all walked out of this clown show.
Reince Priebus, Steve Womack, Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and the rest of the RNC and Trump teams have since the rules committee meet last week been actively working to suppress all possible opposition to Trump nomination just as feverishly as Turkey’s Islamist Fascist Erdogan has been purge his country of opposition.
This clown show of a convention(and its only Monday), the way the RNC and its leadership have been acting and behaving, and the long-standing goon and bully tactics of the Trump campaign team, should be reason enough for every Republican leaning voter to demand that Reince and every one else at the RNC must resign immediately.
If this debacle of a convention continues on its current pace by Thursday night there won’t be a Republican Party; we’ll have the Trumpsters, the GOP establishment, and conservatives all splintering off into their own parties/camps, and there will probably never be any reconciliation in any of our lifetimes.
Congratulations Reince and the RNC, your protectionism of Trump, and Trump himself, is going to kill the GOP long before we ever get to November.
God, deliver us from this hellish nightmare and bless Ted Cruz with the GOP presidential nomination; this country can’t take much more Trump.
Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk on Monday told reporters that he agreed with RNC chairman Reince Priebus that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump should tone it down when it comes to his rhetoric on illegal immigration. Kirk also said that Trump should, “Shut Up.”
Kirk: “I would agree with Reince Priebus the chairman of the RNC who said tone it down. I would say in typical Chicago way to my Mexican-American friends, I would say Donald Trump, callate, shut up.”
Of course a liberal Republican like Kirk, whose also a big time amnesty supporter, wouldn’t like The Donald’s tough talk on illegal immigration, it just makes cowards like Kirk look even worse on the issue(s).
While Trump has catapulted into the top tier of the GOP presidential field, Kirk remains the most vulnerable Republican up for reelection in 2016, and to be perfectly honest he is going to lose in the general election to Democrat congresswoman Tammy Duckworth by a wide margin.
If the GOP wants to hold on to that Senate seat, or at least make it competitive against what is sure to be an all out Democrat Party push to promote Tammy to the Senate, then they are going to have to push Mark Kirk to the side and let someone else challenge Duckworth.
It has long been speculated that former congressman and AM 560 The Answer radio host Joe Walsh could primary Kirk setting up a potential 2012 rematch between Walsh and Duckworth. The Republican Party power players are looking at somehow getting Kirk out of the race so that they can put forward baby-faced Boehner loyalist, leading foreign policy spokesperson, major amnesty supporter,and regular conservative and Tea Party attack dog, congressman Adam Kinzinger as the person they want to be in the Senate(or at least run for).
It’s going to be all about Ebola on the Sunday shows tomorrow morning.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, of the National Institutes of Health, will be doing a Susan Rice, and appearing on all five shows trying to do his best do doubt to dig the Obama administration out of the mess it created in responding to the Ebola threat.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz will be on CNN to set things straight.
In election talk Fox News Sunday will have “wash” Reince “repeat” Priebus of the useless Republican National Committee debating the moronic DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
Here are the line-ups:
Meet The (Even More) Depressed: Dr. Anthony Fauci(NIH), Sen. Bob Casey(D-PA), Sen. Roy Blount(R-MO)
Last Week: Dr. Anthony Fauci(NIH), Cardinal Dolan
DeFace The Nation: Dr. Anthony Fauci(NIH), Rep. Marsha Blackburn(R-TN)
Fox News Sunday: Dr. Anthony Fauci(NIH), Rep. Tim Murphy(R-PA), Reince Priebus, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz(D-FL)
State of the DisUnion-Sen. Ted Cruz(R-TX), Dr. Anthony Fauci(NIH),
The moderate GOP establishment wants to blame Tuesdays election lose by Ken Cuccinelli on conservatism and the Tea Party. In reality it is conservatives and the Tea Party that allowed Ken Cuccinelli to get as close as he did.
The real culprits responsible for Clinton fundraiser McAuliffe victory are many.
The first person to blame for McAuliffe winning is fake Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis who, as The Blaze reported yesterday, was bankrolled by a major bundler for President Obama. Sarvis was a plant in order to siphon votes away from Cuccinelli and the six and a half percent of the vote or there abouts is a huge difference in this race, there is no denying that. If this fraud of a candidate wasn’t on the ballot Ken Cuccinelli would be the governor elect of Virginia, plain and simple.
Which leads me to the next group that is responsible for McAuliffe winning, those 6+ percent of those who voted in Virginia for the fraud Sarvis. Every last one of those people who willfully voted for Sarvis should be declared to stupid to vote in future elections. Libertarian idol Ron Paul, Senator Rand Paul and others have been pointing out Sarvis was no Libertarian and that people who identify with that political philosophy had to vote for Cuccinelli. And yet these 6 percent of voters let themselves be duped.
The next people we can blame for Terry McAuliffe winning Tuesday are RNC chairman Reince Preibus, Karl Rove, The Republican Governors Association, and the rest of the GOP establishment who steadfastly refused to send money or other support to Cuccinelli.
Preibus was on WMAL Tuesday morning touting how the RNC had given Cuccinelli $3 million, mind you McAuliffe spent north of $30 million in the race and the RNC gave Bob McDonald $9 million in 2009. Nationally syndicated talk show host Mark Levin could not stand that BS and called Preibus out on it when he called into WMAL.
In the aftermath of Tuesday’s election the Cuccinelli campaign had this to say about being abandoned by the GOP establishment, from Breitbart:
Chris La Civita said that financial support from national Republican sources dried up on October 1.
“There are a lot of questions people are going to be asking and that is, was leaving Cuccinelli alone in the first week of October, a smart move?” La Civita said after Cuccinelli’s concession speech, according to the Post. “We were on our own. Just look at the volume [of ads].”
He added that there was “definitely a national mood that was moving, that is moving, that is continuing to move against the White House and the Affordable Care Act. And I can’t help but ask myself, what would have been the result had he had five weeks of this discussion instead of just 2 ½?”
The list of people to blame for McAulifee winning isn’t finished yet, we can also blame the former chief of staff to congressman and House majority leader Eric Cantor, from Breitbart:
Boyd Marcus, the chief of staff for Cantor until 2003—who later teamed with another GOP operative Ray Allen to found the firm Marcus Allen, which Cantor employed until earlier this year—joined the McAuliffe campaign after Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, with whom Marcus campaigned, did not win the GOP nominee in Virginia.
“I was looking at the candidates, and I saw Terry McAuliffe as the guy who will work with everybody to get things done,” Marcus told the Associated Press in August when he joined McAuliffe’s campaign.
Cantor employed Marcus Allen until the day before Marcus left the firm to work for McAuliffe, at which point Allen dissolved it. NBC Washington reports that Allen will continue to work with Cantor. Cantor personally endorsed Cuccinelli in the race.
“I am enthusiastically supporting Terry McAuliffe for Governor because I believe he will work with both parties to advance an agenda that prioritizes economic growth,” Marcus added in a statement posted on McAuliffe’s website earlier this year.
Big GOP money donors also share some blame for Terry McAuliffe being elected as the next Governor of Virginia, from the Washington Post, h/t Mark Levin. Why? Because they are crony capitalist, support big government, public works projects, and higher taxes, things Ken Cuccinelli opposes.
Many of the most generous donors to past Virginia Republican campaigns are holding back in the heated race for governor, underscoring Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II’s challenge as he tries to keep financial pace with opponent Terry McAuliffe.
Cuccinelli (R) is specifically having trouble luring many of the key contributors who backed the 2009 bid of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R), according to an analysis of the most recent campaign-finance records. For months, Cuccinelli has lagged in fundraising behind McAuliffe (D), a businessman with a long history of raising millions for the Democratic National Committee and Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
McAuliffe has promoted the narrative that some Republicans, particularly in the business community, are gravitating to the Democrat because they are leery of Cuccinelli’s opposition to the new state transportation funding plan and such social issues as abortion and same-sex marriage. Democrats contend that his views in those areas could prevent the state from attracting companies and skilled workers.
“I’ve never seen the business community as united as they were” on the transportation measure, said Clayton Roberts, president of the nonpartisan business group Virginia Free.
One Northern Virginia business executive who donated to Cuccinelli this year said some of his fellow Republicans are wary of the attorney general.
“All they know is the law-and-order and social stuff, and he scares” them, said the executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak frankly about the candidate. He added that some donors with legislative interests in the state worry that Cuccinelli is “unlobby-able.”
We also have to blame several GOP elected officials, past and present, who either openly backed McAuliffe or tried to sabotage Cuccinelli such as Virginia’s Lt.Governor, from the Falls Church News-Press:
Two more former Republican state elected officials in Virginia have endorsed Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor in this fall’s election. McAuliffe’s campaign announced yesterday the backing of former Sens. Marty Williams of Newport News and Brandon Bell of Roanoke.
Williams is former chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. Bell served two terms as a Republican and lost an independent comeback bid in 2011. Last week, veteran Republican political consultant Boyd Marcus endorsed McAuliffe and said he’s actively advising McAuliffe’s Democratic campaign against Republican Ken Cuccinelli. Three other former GOP lawmakers, known for their opposition to the party’s conservative wing, backed McAuliffe in March.
And the final person(s) who deserve blame for a radical campaign fundraiser with a sleazy past named Terry McAuliffe, who is likely to end up in prison before long, are the hundreds of thousands of voters in Virginia that did not vote. What the hell is wrong with you. McAuliffe is going to raise taxes, expand government, push the state of Virginia towards bankruptcy with the expansion of Medicaid, embraces obamacare, abortion on demand, and more. Every last thing McAuliffe does bad in his term in office we can lay squarely at the feet of those listed above.
Last summer county GOP chairman in Illinois’ 13th congressional district picked Rodney Davis to run following the retirement of congressman Tim Johnson over former Miss America and Chicago lawyer Erika Harold.
Earlier this month Harold announced that she would launch a primary challenge to congressman Davis(he won the election in November). This in turn caused Montgomery County GOP chairman and Davis backer Jim Allen to fire off a racist, sexist, demeaning, and derogatory email sent to the folks at Republican News Watch.
That email reads as follows:
Rodney Davis will win and the love child of the D.N.C. will be back in Shitcago by May of 2014 working for some law firm that needs to meet their quota for minority hires.
The truth is Nancy Pelosi and the DEMOCRAT party want this seat. So they called RINO Timmy Johnson to be their pack mule and get little queen to run.
Ann Callis gets a free ride through a primary and Rodney Davis has a battle.
The little queen touts her abstinence and she won the crown because she got bullied in school,,,boohoo..kids are cruel, life sucks and you move on..Now, miss queen is being used like a street walker and her pimps are the DEMOCRAT PARTY and RINO REPUBLICANS…These pimps want something they can’t get,,, the seat held by a conservative REPUBLICAN Rodney Davis and Nancy Pelosi can’t stand it..
Little Queenie and Nancy Pelosi have so much in common but the one thing that stands out the most.. both are FORMER QUEENS, their crowns are tarnished and time has run out on the both of them..
Congressman Davis, RNC chairman Reince Priebus, and Illinois Conservatives(among others) swiftly chastized Allen’s comments and called for him to resign as a county GOP chair.
After months of self-examination into why the 2012 election went so badly for the Republican party the RNC and chairman Reince Priebus released its “autopsy” this morning. To summarize Haley Barbour, Sally Bradshaw, Ari Fleischer, Zori Fonalledas, and Glen McCall who wrote the report, believe that the GOP has to become Democrats-lite in order to win elections in the future.
Among things contained in the report are recommendations to embrace amnesty and class warfare, reaching out to the likes of the NAACP and La Raza(groups dedicated to advancing liberalism and Democrat candidates), and of course ignoring and/or marginalizing the Tea Party, along with growing the RNC bureaucracy and consultant class.
Joel Pollack writing at Breitbart found these nuggets within the report:
the report implies that the GOP should back away from “Third-party groups that promote purity” (54)–an apparent swipe at the Tea Party.
the report calls on Republicans to adopt the Democrats’ class warfare and to attack bonuses and large CEO retirement packages.
the sort of growth the report’s authors seem to envision is of the party bureaucracy itself. Repeatedly, the report calls for hiring new staff, creating new committees, and spending more money. In many ways the RNC’s report reads like a government policy prospectus–full of earnest exhortations and ambitious targets, bereft of common sense principles and clear, attainable priorities.
the report declares that the GOP is stuck in an “ideological cul-de-sac” and requires “a more welcoming conservatism.” (5) To that end, the report insists that the party “must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform.” (8) It also calls for Republicans to imitate the left’s identity politics, creating a “Growth and Opportunity Inclusion Council” composed of “nonwhites” who are meant to help increase diversity.
If you are so inclined you can read the full 100 page report here, but I wouldn’t bother because this 5 month exercise really isn’t worth the paper it was written on. The RNC could have saved themselves some time and money and just said that they think the GOP’s future is Lindsey Graham, Karl Rove, John McCain, Jeb Bush and Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard and not Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Tim Huelskamp, and the Tea Party.
As Rush Limbaugh has been pointing out to his listeners for months(which obviously doesn’t include the big wigs at the RNC or within the GOP establishment) we already passed amnesty once as Republicans, Simpson-Mazzoli, in 1986 and guess what Hispanics didn’t start voting in droves for Republicans. I seriously have to wonder if the Republicans pushing amnesty, which is what they mean when they say comprehensive immigration reform, haven’t seen these stats as produced by the Pew research center.
In 1984 Ronald Reagan got 37% of the Hispanic vote on his way to a 49 state rout of Mondale. Simpson-Mazzoli was passed and signed into law in 1986 giving some 3 million illegal immigrants amnesty under the promise we would never do it again and that the border would be secured(my how some people never learn). In 1988 George W. Bush got 30% of the Hispanic vote. That there in and of itself proves that the amnesty granters dreams of Hispanics voting Republican in future elections won’t happen.
This isn’t the first time, nor sadly will it be the last, that the GOP establishment and the powers that be have tried to water down what it means to be a Republican. There has been an ongoing battle within the GOP since the days of Barry Goldwater(and even before) over the identity of the party. For decades, whether it be the Rockefeller Republicans of old or today’s Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, and Bill Kristol’s, there have been those trying to brand and shape the GOP into nothing more than Democrats-lite. From amnesty for illegal aliens, to raising taxes on the” rich”(as Bill Kristol championed during the fiscal cliff) there are forces at work trying to blur and confuse people as to what separates the GOP from the Utopian Statist Democrats.
Well Ronaldus Magnus had the answer to this people in 1975 at CPAC and if the RNC really wanted to put out a way forward for the party they would have simply recited this passage word for word today(and for the last 5 months) because this is the building block for how Reagan won two massive landslides.
I don ‘t know about you, but I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, “We must broaden the base of our party” — when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents.
It was a feeling that there was not a sufficient difference now between the parties that kept a majority of the voters away from the polls. When have we ever advocated a closed-door policy? Who has ever been barred from participating?
Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?
Let us show that we stand for fiscal integrity and sound money and above all for an end to deficit spending, with ultimate retirement of the national debt.
Let us also include a permanent limit on the percentage of the people’s earnings government can take without their consent.
Let our banner proclaim a genuine tax reform that will begin by simplifying the income tax so that workers can compute their obligation without having to employ legal help.
And let it provide indexing — adjusting the brackets to the cost of living — so that an increase in salary merely to keep pace with inflation does not move the taxpayer into a surtax bracket. Failure to provide this means an increase in government’s share and would make the worker worse off than he was before he got the raise.
Let our banner proclaim our belief in a free market as the greatest provider for the people. Let us also call for an end to the nit-picking, the harassment and over-regulation of business and industry which restricts expansion and our ability to compete in world markets.
Let us explore ways to ward off socialism, not by increasing government’s coercive power, but by increasing participation by the people in the ownership of our industrial machine.
Our banner must recognize the responsibility of government to protect the law-abiding, holding those who commit misdeeds personally accountable.
And we must make it plain to international adventurers that our love of peace stops short of “peace at any price.”
We will maintain whatever level of strength is necessary to preserve our free way of life.
A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.
I do not believe I have proposed anything that is contrary to what has been considered Republican principle. It is at the same time the very basis of conservatism. It is time to reassert that principle and raise it to full view. And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way.
Good-bye Karl Rove, Bill Kristol, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor, Keven McCarthy and the rest of the GOP’s old bulls(as Mark Levin calls them) it is time for new leaders to take the reigns, leaders who stand on principle, leaders like Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Tim Huelskamp, Jim Bridenstine, Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, and the millions of Tea Party grassroots activist to take control of the party.
*update: Bill Kristol has a major hate on for Rand Paul, he again attacked the Senator on FNC today. Mind you that Bill Kirstol gave a full embrace to the Arab spring which has turned into the Arab winter as Al Qaeda, Islamist, and Sharia law spread across the Middle East and North Africa. While I don’t agree with all of Rand or Ron Paul’s views on foreign policy(In fact I’ve got big issues with Ron as one can read in my ebook We Can Do Better) All these attacks Rand Paul has been getting from the GOP old bulls(McCain, Graham, Kristol) over his drone filibuster are totally off base. Rand Paul was right during his 13 hour filibuster and Bill Kristol has been wrong about a lot including the fiscal cliff and the Arab spring.
*update II: Mark Levin tonight on his radio program said that John Boehner and Reince Priebus need to be thrown out.