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Donald Trump Proves He Is Not A Long-Term Thinker

March 28, 2016

I have never been a delegate to a national convention, or worked as a staffer in a presidential campaign.  I have, however, followed politics for decades.  I read a great deal and probably amass more (useless?) information then I will ever need.  Which is more than one can say for Donald Trump.

The news this weekend on so many fronts concerning the Republican’s self-created and self-generated political nightmare is simply hard to image actually happening.  Yet it all is playing out to an American electorate that is simply stunned.  Every day there is another reason to understand why the GOP will implode at the ballot box this fall.  I wonder if the right-wingers understand what they did to their party over the past seven years as they ramped up the anti-Obama fever in order to score midterm election victories.

Apart from the misogynist rants from Trump these past days came the following nugget reported in The Hill.

Trump has blasted media reports that Ted Cruz will pick up extra delegates in Louisiana weeks after that state’s primary.   The billionaire tweeted  “Welcome to the Republican Party. What’s going on in the Republican Party is a disgrace.”

Simply not true. 

Let it be known this liberal blogger only stands with the GOP when they are correct.  And when it comes to the delegate selection process they are not out of line.

There is no one to blame other than the orange-skinned wing-nut for not knowing the rules of the road when it comes to allocating delegates or making sure a candidate has clear-cut allies when the final list of convention delegates are made.  Cruz did his homework as did his staff and now are playing by the rules everyone else had the same access to from the start of this process.

Had Trump not been so wrapped up in Megyn Kelly’s supposed menstrual cycles he might have known some of the ways he is about to be tortured at the national convention.

Cruz has the skills and the team to cherry pick delegates and make the second ballot at the convention—should it get to that point–the night Trump’s hair turns white.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2016 5:10 PM

    “Pass the mustard.” I love it, although in the interests of full disclosure I will admit that I have uttered these same words myself at brat fries.

  2. orlin sellers permalink
    March 28, 2016 2:20 PM

    That’s simply another way of saying it is ‘rigged’. But, let me put it another way: If these elections were being held under the auspices of the UN and were being overseen and monitored by them, they wouldn’t pass the mustard, plain and simple. Why? Because they are rigged and the will of the people is being ignored. If you can’t see that the entire process and system is corrupt and fraudulent, well…

    “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” Emma Goldman

  3. March 28, 2016 1:50 PM

    To underscore my point…..All the campaigns know that they have to get their people on the Convention Rules Committee,” said Ben Ginsberg, a former RNC general counsel and national counsel to the George W. Bush and Mitt Romney presidential campaigns. “If they do their work right, the most logical assumption is that the make-up of the convention will be roughly reflected in the convention Rules Committee.”

  4. March 28, 2016 1:41 PM

    Getting members on the rules committee is part of the process–a process everyone knows about from the start of the campaign. The rules that make up the convention proceeds from there.

  5. orlin sellers permalink
    March 28, 2016 12:54 PM

    That’s not exactly right. One needs to get delegates on the rules committee, in this case, Rule 40(b), to be able to rewrite the rules at the convention to rig it the way you want it. It has nothing to do with what the current rules are.

  6. March 28, 2016 12:48 PM

    You have to be as smart as the rules. If one can not master the delegate selection rules means one has no right to sit in the Oval Office where there is true complexity.

  7. orlin sellers permalink
    March 28, 2016 12:38 PM

    And there you have it, simply more proof that the Primary voters do not pick the candidates and the entire system is rigged.

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