GOP's War on Trump: Colorado gives all delegates to Ted Cruz without voting

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Joe Kovacs reports for WND, April 10, 2016, that last weekend, Ted Cruz swept all of Colorado’s 34 delegates without any votes being cast by citizens in a traditional primary process.
The Colorado GOP made its intent very clear in a tweet:
Colorado GOP tweet
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” this morning, Donald Trump said:

“I’ve gotten millions … of more votes than [Sen. Ted] Cruz, and I’ve gotten hundreds of delegates more, and we keep fighting, fighting, fighting, and then you have a Colorado where they just get all of these delegates, and it’s not [even] a system. There was no voting. I didn’t go out there to make a speech or anything. There’s no voting. They offer them [the delegates] trips — they offer them all sorts of things, and you’re allowed to do that. I mean, you’re allowed to offer trips, and you can buy all these votes. What kind of a system is this? Now, I’m an outsider, and I came into the system and I’m winning the votes by millions of votes. But the system is rigged. It’s crooked.

It was last August when officials with the Republican Party in Colorado decided they would not let voters take part in the early nomination process. The Denver Post reported on August 25, 2015, that “The GOP executive committee has voted to cancel the traditional presidential preference poll after the national party changed its rules to require a state’s delegates to support the candidate that wins the caucus vote.” Ryan Call, a former state GOP chairman, told the paper, “It takes Colorado completely off the map” in the primary season.
In late February this year, just before Super Tuesday, the Post published a scathing editorial, saying “GOP leaders have never provided a satisfactory reason for forgoing a presidential preference poll, although party chairman Steve House suggested on radio at one point that too many Republicans would otherwise flock to their local caucus. Imagine that: party officials fearing that an interesting race might propel thousands of additional citizens to participate. But of course that might dilute the influence of elites and insiders. You can see why that could upset the faint-hearted.”
A Trump supporter named Larry Wayne Lindsey took to YouTube yesterday to express his displeasure with the process and burned his Republican registration on camera. He said, as he torched his party registration, “Republican Party, take note. I think you’re gonna see a whole lot more of these. I’ve been a Republican all my life, but I will never be a Republican again. You’ve had it. You’re done. You’re toast. Because I quit the party. I’m voting for Trump, and to hell with the Republican Party.”

Meanwhile, House Speaker and former Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan is positioning himself to be the party’s nominee at a brokered Republican convention in Ohio this July.
Jennifer Steinhauer reports for The New York Times, April 10, 2016, that Ryan’s behaviors that are fueling rumors of a coup at the Republican convention which would elevate him to the top of the ticket, include:

  • Foreign trips, such as visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, where he also met with local reporters and made several statements affirming the United States’ commitment there; and visits to other Middle Eastern countries and Germany to discuss security and intelligence issues.
  • Ryan’s staff in Washington churning flattering videos of him deploring identity politics and promoting a battle of ideas — set to campaign-style music.
  • Without calling it a presidential campaign, Ryan launched a national campaign called “Confident America“.

Peter Wehner, a former director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives under President George W. Bush who has known Ryan for two decades, said, “There is no question that Ryan is operating in a very ambitious way. He is trying to set forth a path for the party with ideas and policy proposals and principles. That is unusual for a speaker in an election year.”
Paul Ryan became House Speaker late last year.
What the New York Times left out (and seemingly does not know) is that in January, Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney had filed their intention to run for the presidency with the Federal Election Commission.
Lastly, in another sign that the GOP is dead set against Trump, investigative journalist Wayne Madsen reports today that GOP strategist Karl Rove, who had backed the aborted campaign of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, is doing his utmost to deny the GOP nomination to Donald Trump by providing campaign advice for Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Madsen writes:

By backing Cruz, Rove hopes to generate a brokered Republican convention in Cleveland, one that will turn to a “fresh face” to challenge Mrs. Clinton in the general election. As an insurance policy against a Trump presidency, Rove, according to our sources, is also providing advice to the Clinton campaign via the auspices of Clinton loyalist and Democratic strategist James Carville, who has become a friend of Rove. Carville is married to GOP strategist and pundit Mary Matalin.

H/t FOTM‘s Glenn47 & maziel
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0 responses to “GOP's War on Trump: Colorado gives all delegates to Ted Cruz without voting

  1. If I was Trump and had his money I would sue the GOP, and others responsible for this subversion, and defrauding of the political system.

     
  2. Kevin J Lankford

    I would think that any thing designed to circumvent the will of the people (true U.S. citizens) would unmistakably be an act of corruption.

     
  3. This has all gotten so… late Roman Republic, n’est-ce pas? All that’s left is the outright public sale of the highest offices, and the military to split into vying factions, each w/its candidate for Emperor.

     
  4. Americans need to pray like NEVER before, and start humbling and obeying Almighty God, instead of being mindless zombies worried about going to stripclubs, hitting the golf courses, partying down, acting like spasmodic idiots at sporting events, and consuming themselves with their own greed & lusts. Only Almighty God can SAVE the USA now, it’s THAT FAR GONE!

     
  5. It has always bothered me that the latest logo for the party turned the three stars on the elephant’s side to represent three pentagrams…pure hat tip to Satan

     
    • Tks for the reminder. The symbolic intent is shoved right in our faces, and last I heard the GOP establishment has ignored all requests for an explanation, going back to 2000 when the change was made. Kerry’s campaign logo as well featured an inverted pentagram, and unless photos were doctored, Hillary spoke at an event featuring a huge flag with all the stars inverted. It’s almost too much to contemplate the evil being committed in our name by the two-party pathocracy in Washington. Good riddance to the GOP. Let’s get on with a new party.

       
  6. I saw the headlines today, and was genuinely shocked. They dare to tell the voters they no longer have a say in the affairs of government. This is clearly the death of the Republican party, but God forbid it also be the death of the American idea.

     
  7. My wife and I changed our registration from GOP to Independent in 2008. We support, fund, and vote for only those we trust. The GOP is every bit as corrupt as the Dems and deserve to be thrown on the ash heap of history. The Colorado fiasco is only the latest backstab by the grifters and parasites who feed on we the people. Only Donald Trump can short-circuit the Uniparty globalist cabal.

     
  8. Yeah, keep screwing with Trump, you RINO establishment bastards, and I’ll keep coming up with even more reasons not to vote for your candidates.
    Go ahead and draft proven losers like Kasich, RINOmney and RINO Ryan, and see what happens in November.
    -Dave

     
  9. I’m sorry, traildust, but as Henry L Mencken pointed out in the 20s & 30s, the day would come when Boobus Americanus would finally be able to vote into office someone as dull-minded as s/he was, and the triumph of Democracy [which he saw as rule by uninformed people] would be complete [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._L._Mencken]
    And here we are, wherein the truth of his statements can be verified by looking at the creatures who present themselves as candidates…. Do you even want to know one as a friend? Trump is the best of the lot, IMO, and will be much the same as Teddy Roosevelt was.

     
  10. This is what happened in the Soviet Union and still continues in China.
    BOTH parties should be prosecuted under the RICO Statutes!

     
  11. Reblogged this on Exposing Modern Mugwumps and commented:
    Nothing new, same old dirty tricks of the GOPe

     
  12. Teddy Cruz isn’t much of a follower of the 10 commandments is he? He long ago broke the 9th, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” And his “followers” don’t seem to care. Now he’s on to the 8th Commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Steal.” I guess it doesn’t mean anything to him or his Cruz bot supporters who all claim to be evangelical Christians…I want to wretch

     
  13. Cruz and Hillary are flipsides of the same cow pie.

     
  14. True, and so much so that they deserve one another!

     
  15. Son of the Rabbit People

    It doesn’t work like that. Every state has its own rules. The rules for CO were set last summer. The Trump mania is getting ridiculous. The bottom line is the GOP (and the Democrat Party for that matter) is deciding on who its going to endorse for President. The Libertarian Party will probably have a candidate as well and I doubt anybody has voted in any primary about that.

     
    • There’s a reason why the USSA [sic] has the longest, most complicated, most expensive, and prone to error system in the world, and it’s NOT because it furthers democratic elections, not at all!
      Think about these very simple facts: Why does an election have to be on a working day? It would be far better to have it over a weekend, when most people are home.
      And why were women –half of humankind– excluded from the get-go?
      Finally, why does any election need to be more than a month long? No one’s likely to change their ideas.
      We recently had the longest election in Canadian history –all of TWO months– and people were sick of it. At the end of the day, that change wasn’t enough for little Stevie Harper and his Harpettes to win, and the best candidate, IMO of course, Tom Mulcair, who looked to be in at least a tie w/Justin Time Trudeau, suddenly lost.
      Canada desperately needs meaningful change as much as the USSA does, but our system’s almost as flawed as the USSA’s, so at 73, I don’t expect to see it come about in my life.

       

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