by William Teach | April 15, 2016 6:53 am
Why yes, yes Donald Trump is still pitching a fit over the way Colorado chose its delegates, to the point of writing an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, in which he does make a few good points, but, really, it just seems whiny
On Saturday, April 9, Colorado had an “election” without voters. Delegates were chosen on behalf of a presidential nominee, yet the people of Colorado were not able to cast their ballots to say which nominee they preferred.
A planned vote had been canceled. And one million Republicans in Colorado were sidelined.
In recent days, something all too predictable has happened: Politicians furiously defended the system. “These are the rules,” we were told over and over again. If the “rules” can be used to block Coloradans from voting on whether they want better trade deals, or stronger borders, or an end to special-interest vote-buying in Congress—well, that’s just the system and we should embrace it.
Let me ask America a question: How has the “system” been working out for you and your family?
The system gave us John McCain and Mitt Romney. It also gave us control of the Senate, House, a majority of state governor mansions, and a huge increase in state general assemblies. You know who should have been complaining about the GOP establishment? Christine O’Donnell, who legitimately won the primary to be the Senate candidate in Delaware, then had the NRSC immediately state they would not provide funding, and pretty much refused to back her. Yet, instead of being whiny, she plugged on.
Anyhow, let’s refer back to this
Nomination process known for a year + beyond. It's the responsibility of the campaigns to understand it. Complaints now? Give us all a break
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) April 13, 2016
Priebus went on to tweet about how the entire nomination process works, certainly a shot at Trump. Who continues on and on with his complaints in the WSJ opinion piece. And then takes shots at Ted Cruz, including
The great irony of this campaign is that the “Washington cartel” that Mr. Cruz rails against is the very group he is relying upon in his voter-nullification scheme.
My campaign strategy is to win with the voters. Ted Cruz’s campaign strategy is to win despite them.
The problem here is that Trump is actively working to isolate a goodly chunk of Republican voters, who may well refuse to vote for him in the general election, and it doesn’t seem as if he even knows it. For one thing, he complains about special interest groups, without realizing that many of those groups are made up of good conservatives. The NRA is a special interest group. So are TEA Party groups. Does Trump have a problem with them? He’s turned Republicans into voters who aren’t just against him during the primaries, but also the general
Just as I have said that I will reform our unfair trade, immigration and economic policies that have also been rigged against Americans, so too will I work closely with the chairman of the Republican National Committee and top GOP officials to reform our election policies. Together, we will restore the faith—and the franchise—of the American people.
Here he shows that he has no clue how the system works. The individual states pick how they’re nomination process works, with some input from the national GOP. It sure appears as if Trump wants to implement a centralized government solution in creating a one size fits all method.
Do you know what would be great? If Trump would spend as much time attacking Democrats, Hillary, Obama, Sanders, etc, as he does attacking Ted Cruz, the RNC, the “GOPe”, and other Republicans.
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