There still hangs in the political air, like a stink bomb after a Democrat rally, the still detectable odor that plans are afoot to deny Donald Trump the prize. It lies like a tripwire in the RNC rules for running a political convention. Political parties are private associations and as such are free to set their own rules. It’s the process and, individually, we sign on or we do not.
One RNC committeeman, Mr. Curley Haughland, from ND, who sits on the party rules committee, specifically said, “that it’s a vote of the delegates at the convention to determine if there’s a majority (of delegate votes) for a candidate, not the primary vote (of the people in a party, or crossovers) that will decide who becomes the party’s nominee. In other words, political parties choose their nominee, not the general public. So, beware the Ides of July!
A Politico writer, Erick Trickey, wrote: “incredibly, Republicans at the highest level can’t quite dismiss Mr. Haugland’s arguments. Even last week, after RNC Chairman Reince Priebus declared Trump to be the presumptive nominee, Priebus still couldn’t bring himself to dismiss the possibility that the convention could nominate someone other than Trump.”
I can not argue against the premise posed here that says Trump still needs 1237 delegates to actually become the nominee for the GOP, but I can see danger if the now aroused conservative base feel that they’ve been screwed again by political hacks in it for their own power and profit. Most people don’t care about party rules, they care about constantly getting shafted by GOP politicians helping take America down.
This brings up another often missed point. Now, the media will have us believe, with a certainty, that Donald Trump will be the GOP’s nominee. Maybe not so! Is this the left’s cunning plan to destroy the Republican Party by building up the presumption of Trump’s inevitability then helping dash those hope’s when the “Party” still selects it’s preferred milquetoast candidate on the pretext of delegate count?
Once upon a time, people accepted the “divine rights of Kings,” a right bestowed by God, they argued, for why a person or family could rule over other people within a specific state or principality.
Whether necessary or not, neighbors states were attacked and the people went along because the King said so. That’s not so today but the idea of the divine right to rule has been usurped by mere political hacks who spend their entire careers profiting from their ability to put into office their own creatures as kings, so to speak.
The GOP is at a tipping point. Lacking a King, by divine right, political parties have formed to relieve the masses of the dreary burden of leadership through the democratic process of group think (electioneering). When that process has narrowed the field of candidates to one who has the charisma to entice voters to his side and still maintain the smooth functioning of the money spigots that keep the party’s in power, he then becomes the chosen king. It’s not Trump! For the GOP, the crisis lies in the fact it’s all going to come apart if it’s not Trump.
The people no longer trust the process, no longer trust the party’s leadership and will view any act of manipulation of the voters desires, rules or not, a treachery that will spell doom for the Republican party. America’s is in chaos brought to us by an evil ideology based in fascism and demands the compliance of its citizens. The republican party has done nothing to stem the tide. That’s why the Donald!
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!