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The GOP Establishment’s Poison Suicide Pill

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

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.

The GOP Establishment Will Soon Force Out Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush’s campaign is in big trouble. We all know it. With only a few months until voters begin casting ballots, donors are already moving away from Bush and into the Rubio camp. Before the primaries, the GOPe will need to consolidate support for their main candidate, Marco Rubio. Jeb Bush has too much baggage. He has not performed well in the debates or on the campaign trail. Jeb is simply not the kind of candidate GOP primary voters are clamoring for in this election cycle.

Jeb will need to step down and allow his supporters to join with Rubio, in an effort to fend off the anti-establishment insurgency of Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson. The GOPe is hoping that Trump, Carson and Cruz will split enough votes to allow a Rubio win. Many of the other GOP primary candidates are on life support, as well. The GOPe will keep them around, but only if they can pull enough votes to help take down Trump or Carson. It is unknown, at this point, whether Kasich can help Rubio by staying in the race. We will just have take a “wait and see” attitude on that.

In any event, Jeb Bush will soon outlive his usefulness to the GOP establishment, At that point, he will have to go.

GOP Establishment’s Last Chance to Take Out Trump: Big Money$

Now that the political establishment have determined their media lapdogs are not going to be able to take down Donald Trump, they’re bringing out the big guns. Namely, big money Super PACs and various GOPe controlled special interests groups, who are preparing for an all out negative smear campaign.

Combine this with the shenanigans going on with RNC Primary rule changes, and it’s becoming clear we’re entering into the final pitch battle for the GOP candidacy. Will the GOPe be successful in this final push to take out Trump? Or, will the base finally be able to ignore the media and negative ADs long enough to make their own non-establishment choice? Perhaps this cycle, the GOPe doesn’t get their hand picked, “yes” man candidate, as they frequently manage to do.

“I don’t think Trump can withstand 10,000 points of smart negative in Iowa and New Hampshire,” says one veteran Republican strategist who is not affiliated with any campaign. “It would force him to spend money. That’s when this starts to get real for him.” (“Points” refers to gross ratings points, a way of measuring TV ad buys; 10,000 points would be a really big buy, meaning the average viewer would see an anti-Trump ad many, many times.)

“We primed the pump with our ads in Iowa,” says Club president David McIntosh. “We did some polling afterward. The ads flipped Trump from first to second place among caucus-goers and put a dent in his approval rating.”

McIntosh is looking for donors to fund an anti-Trump campaign that would hit hard in the month before voting begins. It might be a Club for Growth production more..

I guess it’s “Game On!” from here on out. :hehe

Mark Levin On The Ken Cuccinelli Campaign & The GOP’s Anti-Tea Party Agenda

Mark Levin lays out the case as to why the GOP wants to see Ken Cuccinelli lose. Going forward, the GOP plans to blame the Tea Party and promote establishment picks like Chris Christie.