Tuesday, February 16, 2016

GOP Killed the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs; Trump: Due to the RNC’s Dirty Tricks Campaign Against Me, My Agreement to Support Whoever the GOP Nominee is, is Null and Void; I Can Now Do Anything I Need to Do to Win, Including Run as a Third-Party Candidate



By Nicholas Stix

The Republican Party’s suicide mission continues apace. As soon as George W. Bush was elected, he began repeatedly trying to ram through a nation-breaking amnesty of millions of illegal aliens that would have guaranteed the Democrat Party an eternal one-party dictatorship, and ended America.

During Mitt Romney’s incompetent, 2012 campaign, GOP poohbahs advised him to suck up to his enemies, black and Hispanic supremacists, thereby guaranteeing his defeat.

Following that fiasco, the RNC (Reince Priebus, CEO, or “Chairman Reince,” as the RNC calls him, unmindful of the echoes of “Chairman Mao”) issued a moronic report calling for more of the behavior that caused the landslide loss to “Obama”: An amnesty of what was by then over 40 million illegal alien criminals, and intense outreach to the GOP’s enemies, above all Reconquista Hispanics. And the Party reportedly paid something like $2,000,000 for that idiotic report, which only repeated the same suicidal talking points the Party had been robotically reciting for years. Chairman Reince could have hired a bright secretary, even a college kid, to read through old U.S. Chamber of Commerce speeches, list the talking points, and turn them into the report for a few thousand dollars. The $2,000,000 that changed hands was not for the report, it was just graft—money helping money. (The three Laws of Stixian Economics are: 1. Money makes money; 2. Money helps money; and 3. Money marries money. I could possibly reduce those three laws down to one: Money helps money.)

The dirty tricks include, in no particular order:

• At the first debate, in August, Fox News operative Bret Baier trying to coerce Trump into signing a pledge to support the eventual GOP nominee, even as Murdoch’s NewsCorp. Was working together with the GOP to sabotage Trump;
Fox News operative Megyn Kelly hitting Trump with feminist talking point questions geared solely to him;
• Threatening to have Trump removed from the debate stage;
• Packing the audience at the most recent debate, sponsored by ABC, on February 6 with donors supporting Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, who wildly cheered the much weaker Cruz and Rubio, while lustily booing the frontrunner Trump, in order to make it appear as if Trump had no support; and
• Outright criminal conspiracies, hatched in overpriced restaurants, to destroy Trump’s candidacy.

Trump has given the GOP its first real chance at winning the presidency since 2004, so what does it do? Stab him in the back. If Trump runs as a third-party candidate, not only would it hand the election to Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in a landslide, but it would also effectively end the Republican Party as a national party. Trump has thrown the RNC a lifesaver, but it has thrown it back in his face. The RNC hates Trump, because it hates the Republican base, and the Reagan Democrats who support Trump, and would rather lose than win with them.

Donald Trump: Since RNC “in Default,” Pledge Now Voided, I “Can Do What” I “Have to Do” to Win
By Matthew Boyle
15 Feb 2016, 2:11 p.m.
HANAHAN, South Carolina

HANAHAN, South Carolina — 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald J. Trump tells reporters here that his pledge to support the eventual GOP nominee is now void because the Republican National Committee, along with local and state GOP factions, is stacking debate audiences with donor class officials.

“The RNC is in default,” Trump said at the press conference. “Just so you understand, the RNC is in default. When somebody is in default, that means the other side can do what they have to do. The RNC is in default.”

Trump’s point is that the RNC has defaulted—through its actions against his candidacy—on the pledge he signed earlier in the cycle, and his point is that because they have defaulted he can do whatever he wants. Trump is signaling he may not support the eventual GOP nominee in 2016 if that nominee is not him.

The significance of this development can’t be understated. The entire GOP presidential primary election has focused on this question, which was launched to the center of discussion by the first question at the first GOP debate in Cleveland, Ohio, back in August, 2015. That question, by Fox News’s Bret Baier, asked all the candidates on stage to raise their hands if they would support the eventual GOP nominee. Trump was the only one who didn’t raise his hand. That, and several other unseemly questions from Fox’s Megyn Kelly about Trump and women, catapulted into public view a then-private war between Trump and Fox that has lasted publicly to this day.

In the coming weeks, the RNC eventually negotiated it out with Trump to get him to sign a pledge to back the eventual nominee. He signed it. But Trump is now arguing that the RNC hasn’t been fair, and he says that means that the RNC, in his words, has defaulted on their end. So Trump says he can do whatever he wants if he doesn’t win the nomination. Of course, all of this could end up being a moot point should Trump win the nomination, as he’s fairly heavily favored to do at this point. But if he does lose, a world of possibilities has now opened up.

“The RNC gave all the tickets to special interests that represent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rubio,” Trump said at the press conference, explaining how and why the RNC defaulted on their pledge.
They walked on stage, the place went crazy. It’s sort of interesting. One guy’s got like very low in the polls, the other one is very low in the polls. I’m very high in the polls. There’s nobody there for me except my wife and my kids because I don’t have donors. I don’t have donors and I don’t have special interests. But I think the RNC did a very poor job. We’ve warned them twice, because this happened twice before, and they don’t [fix it].
All of this leads Trump to believe that the RNC, like his opponents, is controlled by special interests and high-dollar donors who don’t have the well-being of the American public in mind. That, Trump says, is why Republicans have lost presidential elections in 2008 and 2012—and will lose in 2016 if the nominee isn’t the right person.

“I think the RNC is controlled,” Trump said. “The bottom line is the RNC is controlled by the establishment and the RNC is controlled by the special interests and the donors, and that’s too bad. And that’s why the Republican Party has lost for president for so long.”

Overall, Trump added, he’s “very disappointed” in the RNC.

“I’m very disappointed in the RNC, Republican National Committee,” Trump said.
I’m very disappointed in the RNC because for three debates now the room has been stacked with special interests and donors as you know, as the press knows. As an example, I gave two judges who were very conservative judges. I was met with nice applause. Bush got up and stumbled through an answer and the place went crazy. I said, ‘What are they doing?’ And then I realized all of these people—many of the people in that room I know, some are friends of mine. Some are waving to me and booing. They’re waving like this and they’re booing—they’re having fun. I get it. Some of them are friends of mine. They are special interests. They’re lobbyists. And that shouldn’t be. They have total control over the people I’m running against. Total, absolute control. I bring up the drug thing because the drug companies are going to go to competitive bid. Whether we save $100 billion a year or $350 billion a year, we’re going to competitive bid. These people can’t say that because the drug companies give them a fortune to run for office.
The RNC’s Sean Spicer has not responded to a request for comment in response to Trump’s comments on Monday.


Anonymous said...

Trump is changing the rules of the game as he goes along.No one has ever cursed in public like he has.I ve counted at least 3 of the George Carlin "7 dirty words" that no politician would EVER say in public.He does it intentionally and with a plan in mind-whIch is to show he connects to the "everyman".It also shows he is not the "usual politician" and not bound by rules.The followers come to his campaign stops to hear something outrageous-it s part of the appeal.I totally believe this is a persona he is putting forth.On FOX he talked with Sean Hannity and was asked if he was carrying some of his behavior too far.He replied,"I can change what I m doing any time I want to".
I like what this Trump says--but is it the real deal?As with most politicians,we ll have to wait until they(he) get into office to find out.

Mark Caplan said...

All the candidates on the GOP primary ballot in South Carolina including Trump signed a statement containing this weakly worded pledge: "I hereby affirm that I generally believe in and intend to support the nominees and platform of the Republican Party in the November 8, 2016 general election."

I suppose Trump could truthfully say he intended to support the GOP at the time he signed the statement and so would not be committing fraud if, between today and the election, he were to declare himself a third party candidate.