By Chip McLean:
Today Rush Limbaugh made the claim that what happened to Donald Trump in Colorado was not “cheating”, it was simply Ted Cruz “winning”.
You can read Limbaugh’s reasoning (or lack of) here.
Limbaugh misses the real point…just because someone managed to game the system to their advantage by following what were technically “the rules”, doesn’t necessarily make it right.
Former Colorado state Republican party chairman Ryan Call called in to Laura Ingraham’s show today and pointed out the problem this poses:
“The very time we should be opening up our doors and being more open and transparent, and welcoming people into our Party, we’ve essentially made the decision to close it off and make it more cumbersome and more difficult. And, to prevent the ability of people to have their voice heard in this process. You’re reinforcing all of the very worst stereotypes about the Party and I, frankly, am very concerned about the way voters are going to feel,” Call told Ingraham. (emphasis mine)
This has been the year of the “Outsider”…and folks are absolutely sick of establishment “business as usual” politics. Ryan Call is dead on – the public sees the entire political process as being run by establishment insiders.
That view has now absolutely been confirmed for the actual voters whose voices were completely shut out in Colorado.
Yes Rush, Cruz technically followed the rules – rules that were made by the party establishment back in August last year for the express purpose of keeping Donald Trump from picking up any delegates in Colorado. Just exactly how is that supposed to win over voters to Ted Cruz or the Republican party?
It’s very much like a governing body issuing a license to steal to one person and one person only. Just because the rules said you can do it, doesn’t make it right – and the public isn’t so stupid they can’t tell the difference.
Stealing is still stealing – even if it’s “legal”.
I would compare this to elections in the old Soviet Union, but at least the Soviets were allowed to vote – even if there was only one candidate on the ballot.
The ironic thing is that assuming the GOPe can keep Donald Trump from getting the needed 1237 votes and this thing goes to more ballots, Ted Cruz is just as unlikely to be the nominee as Trump.
Ted Cruz is just a stooge being used by the establishment to stop Trump (you would think he would realize this). They don’t like Cruz either, and will simply make a bunch of back room deals and ultimately install someone of their choosing – probably Paul Ryan.
The establishment is fighting for their very lives. Unfortunately for America, they possess enough means at their disposal that they may indeed pull off this little coup and steal the election from the people.
If they do, they’re more than likely committing hari-kari. The Republican Party will fracture so badly, that a third party will emerge. I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion that the GOPe could go the way of the Whigs. I just didn’t realize how determined they were to do it to themselves.
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