Love him or hate him, Trump now has the momentum. But he doesn’t have the nomination – yet.
The GOP still has many tricks up its sleeves that it could use to keep the nomination out of Trump’s hands. For now, the details are mostly arbitrary and theoretical.
But it remains to be seen how far they will actually go in using their leverage to alter the results of this race, even as a coordinated effort is underway. Suffice to say, the political system is quite gamed, and tilted heavily towards a house win – the House that GOP built.
Regardless, things have gotten rather ridiculous and hypocritical.
Though pledging to support the GOP nominee no matter what – regardless of their ideological leanings and record– is pretty stupid and awfully fascist, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (who just dropped out of the race and endorsed Trump) makes a good point.
Long before the primary voting started, the Republican party went out of its way to insist that all debate participants sign a “loyalty pledge” to support the eventual Republican nominee.
This election pact was put in place primarily as an effort to keep Donald Trump from running third party – which would likely hand the election to Hillary – if he felt he wasn’t treated nice, or didn’t like the trending candidate.
But now that Trump IS that likely nominee, the GOP party and its most recognizable faces are doing everything they can to stop Trump, and set up a situation to force a brokered convention and insert a different nominee.
“I think it would be very difficult, if someone comes in close and has a clear plurality of the delegates to deny that person the nomination. I think it’s a very dangerous thing for any party to engage in to disenfranchise people who are voting,” Christie said in Linden, New Jersey today.
Christie said the Republican party made every candidate sign a “loyalty pledge” to support the eventual nominee, no matter who it is. Christie said the people who made the candidates sign the pledge are the same people advocating we shouldn’t follow what the voters decide to do.
“I find that ironic and somewhat hypocritical,” Christie said Tuesday.
“I find it interesting, as it applies to Donald in particular, that all the rage back in July and August, and I remember having to do this actually on TV, was to sign a pledge, it said, ‘I would support the eventual Republican nominee.’ Now, I think that was done because at the time, Donald was talking about, well, if it’s not fair to me, I may run as a third party,” Christie recalled.
Chris Christie called out the double standard of a party seemingly run by five year olds fighting it out over “no take backs” and “I called it first” grievances.
As chairman of the GOP, Reince Priebus is leading an establishment temper tantrum while changing the rules and calling “mine.”
Is it any wonder voters are revolting against the Republican Party-line and demanding new candidates and issues?
If it remains clear that stumbling Trump is the main objective, and therefore the votes are meaningless and non-binding, people will become even more disenfranchised – and rightly furious.
The Party makes the rules, and the Party can break the rules. That isn’t democracy, and it isn’t a republic.
Just remember, the Two-Party dictatorship that controls elections and grooms those who would reach high office has no mention in the Constitution and works towards its own interests, not those of the country.
What system of government is that, where you feed the tapeworm and starve the body politic?
If the will of the people is not respected, and the rights guaranteed to the people are trampled, what kind of position are we in?
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