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.