The GOP Establishment’s Poison Suicide Pill

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The GOPe is sending a clear message to Donald J. Trump and his supporters; ‘Get Out of Our Party’. Even if you win, we’ll make sure you lose.

It is now abundantly clear that a large portion of the Republican base is no longer welcome in the “Grand Old Party”. The donor class, and their political servants, have been at war with the base for decades, with the animosity becoming especially nasty since the rise of the Tea Party movement. The elitist insiders running the RNC believe they are so much smarter than the average citizen, our votes shouldn’t even count. They will decide who the nominee should be and if we disagree, we’re called knuckle dragging KKK members, fostering the rise of the 2nd coming of Hitler.

We expect this kind of over the top rhetoric from the Democrats, but not from the leadership of our own party. The bottom line is that GOP leadership is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the globalist donor class, and they will never relinquish power to Donald Trump. This is because Trump has promised to end bad trade deals and balance the scales between nationalism, sovereignty and unfettered globalism (massive immigration being a key component).

The GOPe is now attempting to argue that when candidates have roughly the same number of delegates and no one has reached the magic number 1237, it’s perfectly reasonable to have a brokered/contested convention. This is actually true, assuming all things are equal. However, the party apparatchiks have engaged in a coordinated smear campaign with media and pundits in an effort to destroy Donald Trump, the voter’s top choice and party’s front-runner. The smear campaign waged by the GOPe and its paid shills invalidates the legitimacy of a brokered convention.

This “poison pill” is unprecedented and is rightly being seen as the lowest form of dirty politics, even from those who don’t support Trump. At this point, it doesn’t matter what happens going forward. The GOP has committed suicide. After seeing this RNC debacle play out, it’s clear that Republican elites do not stand with the base of its own party, and many of us will never forget how we’re being treated.

As I see it, the GOP has been irrevocably split and the path forward for many of us is with a 3rd party. Only a billionaire like Donald Trump, who has the resources to run a national campaign, can lead a successful 3rd party movement.

While I believe Donald Trump can win a 3rd party bid for president, if it happens to result in a Hillary Clinton presidency, the GOP establishment will be solely to blame for it. They should not have engaged in the vicious smear campaign against Trump and his supporters. They should have stayed on the sidelines and let the voters pick our candidate.

The GOP Establishment’s Path Forward In a Post Bush Era

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Now that Jeb Bush has been forced out of the primary, the GOPe is putting all their weight behind a first term Senator; Marco Rubio. In terms of “Cult of Personality”, Marco is the establishment’s dream candidate. He’s a counter to the Democrat’s “First Female President” narrative. The GOP can simply proclaim that Rubio would be the “First Hispanic President”.

The GOPe also likes the fact that Rubio is naive, easily influenced and fully onboard with establishment’s globalist agenda. Many of his donors, such as the CoC, are especially pleased with his support for expanding immigration using H-1B visas, along with his full support of amnesty for illegal aliens, which of course, he tries to hide from the voters. Marco does have some experience in that area. He’s already betrayed constituents who helped elect him to the Senate, with his first action pushing Amnesty.

Rubio is in a position to play the race card, and I fully expect that card to be played on Donald Trump, just as soon as the opportunity arises. The GOPe, along with their media lapdogs, will attempt to persuade voters that Trump is not electable. They will have their phony agenda polls playing 24/7 on media outlets like Fox News and CNN, which should be taken with a very large grain of salt.

A Marco Rubio candidacy is far from a sure thing. I would argue that it’s unlikely. He is very vulnerable on several fronts. Donald Trump, and Rubio’s other opponents, should hang Amnesty around his neck like an anchor. They should remind voters that he joined with Chuck Schumer for the Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill, which provided ironclad proof that he cannot be trusted. It is uncertain if Rubio can withstand a full frontal assault from Donald Trump. We saw him utterly collapse during the debates, when faced with a strong attack from Gov. Chris Christie.

John Kasich is hanging around in the background, just in case the Rubio campaign unravels. If Rubio fails to gain traction, it will most likely be too late for Kasich. He can still pick up a few convention delegates, possibly win Ohio and be there for a last minute “Hail Mary”, if needed.

I don’t really see Ted Cruz or Ben Carson having any chance to win the nomination. However, they are currently playing a role by splitting the votes. The candidate who advantages most from the splitting of votes is up for debate. My sense is that it doesn’t matter all that much. It appears to be a wash, with perhaps a slight advantage to Rubio in a two person race, but not enough to best Trump. I think if it comes down to a two man race between Rubio and Trump, the alpha dog will be apparent to everyone and the race will be over.

If the GOPe can’t win outright in the delegate count, they will not hesitate to take the fight to a brokered convention, in hopes of winning there. They will not care if the entire process gets blown up. I think many of the career GOP politicians in DC would prefer the corrupt status quo continue with a Clinton presidency. Some have already said as much. To avoid that mess, Donald Trump’s supporters will need to get out the vote, so as to lock up the nomination before it ever comes to a brokered convention.

In any event, it’s going to be a wild ride on the Trump Train, all the way to the convention.

Trump Wins South Carolina Primary

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Donald J, Trump easily wins the South Carolina primary. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio battle for 2nd place.

Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy endorsements were repudiated by South Carolina voters.

As I predicted several months ago, under pressure from the GOP establishment, Jeb Bush suspends his campaign.

Final Results (not yet certified)
1. Donald Trump: 238,067 (32 percent)
2. Marco Rubio: 164,691 (22.5 percent)
3. Ted Cruz: 163,732 (22.3 percent)
4. Jeb Bush: 57,472 (7.8 percent)
5. John Kasich: 55,920 (7.6 percent)
6. Ben Carson: 52,958 (7.2 percent)

Donald Trump wins all 50 delegates from South Carolina.

Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy Endorse GOP Establishment Candidate Marco Rubio

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Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy have shown their true colors by endorsing Marco Rubio in the GOP primary. It comes as no big surprise to see Trey Gowdy jump on the Rubio bandwagon. Gowdy has been a good little GOPe puppet since he arrived in congress. However, it is more disturbing to see Tim Scott go “full on establishment” with his endorsement of Marco Rubio.

One would expect a Senator, who supposedly rejects open borders and amnesty, to also reject a candidate who champions and advocates those causes. A big red flag was raised when Tim Scott rushed to the side of our race hustling Governor Nikki Haley, in a breakneck effort to remove the battle flag from the civil war soldiers’ memorial. It was a cowardly act of disrespect to the fallen, their families and the citizens of South Carolina.

Combine the flag betrayal with Scott’s endorsement of Rubio and we are now getting a more clear picture of who Tim Scott actually is. Turns out, he’s simply another phony Tea Party poser, a politically correct, amnesty loving, GOP establishment lapdog. He’s just another career politician, who has become a puppet of big money donors and the Chamber of Commerce, just like his cohorts: Trey Gowdy and Nikki Haley.

I’ve officially written off Tim Scott and will be looking for an alternate choice when he’s up for reelection. Many of us who support small, accountable government, also support term limits. It’s now time for voters to tell Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy that their terms are over. We’ve seen quite enough. Wind up puppet Marco Rubio? Really? Thanks, but no thanks.

The GOP Establishment’s Plan To Resurrect Jeb Bush

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The GOP establishment will attempt to resurrect Jeb Bush in South Carolina. It started with the endorsement of Jeb by RINO Lindsey Graham. While not exactly a favorite amongst conservatives, Graham does have support from the Establishment, Neocons and Democrats. His endorsement appears to have helped Jeb.

In the latest poll from OpinionSavvy for Morris News, Jeb has now moved into 3rd place at 13%, just behind Ted Cruz.

You might be asking, how will the GOPe manage to secure a win for Jeb in South Carolina? Well, all you need to do is look back at 2008 to see how they resurrected the dead campaign of John McCain. They first trotted out Fred Thompson to appeal to the most ideologically conservative voters, then went on to use their favorite mouthpiece, “Club For Growth”, to attack the populist Mike Huckabee. The tactic worked well, and succeeded in splitting the conservative vote between Thompson and Huckabee, which allowed McCain to win the SC GOP primary with only 33% of the vote.

In this election cycle, it’s not hard to imagine a similar scenario playing out, with Ted Cruz playing the role of Thompson and the more populist Donald Trump being in the same position as Mike Huckabee. I expect the Club For Growth, and a few other PACs, to heavily attack Trump, while touting Cruz as the “Consistent Conservative”. Expect Karl Rove’s and Bush’s PACs to similarly follow suit. As always, it will get very nasty in South Carolina, with every dirty trick you can imagine being used. Of that, we can all be certain.

If the GOPe can divide the voters (remember the plants who booed in the SC Debate), they might be able to push Jeb over the line in a squeaker. This, of course, would change the narrative entirely and could dramatically change the direction of the 2016 GOP primary.

UPDATE 01-21-16: George Bush To Campaign For Jeb in South Carolina.

George W. Bush is a natural fit in South Carolina, a state rife with military bases and families, which heads to the polls on Feb. 20. But he could potentially also be an asset in New Hampshire, which votes on Feb. 9, and where his brother needs a top finish to help re-energize his campaign.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if we see 43 on the trail in South Carolina” soon, said Dorothy Bush Koch, Jeb and George W. Bush’s sister. link