The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee are moving quickly and aggressively to head off the ridiculous Lyin’ Ted Cruz lead effort to stage a revolt at the GOP convention next month in Cleveland, hoping to save the Republican party an embarrassing problem that most likely would cripple Donald Trump in the general election.
An anti-Trump group lead by Curly Haugland, a Republican National Committee official from North Dakota and Lyin’ Ted Cruz are using underhanded tactics, in an attempt to motivate pledged delegates to Donald Trump to vote against Trump on the first nomination ballet at the GOP convention.
In response to Haughlands’ and Cruz’s anti-trump campaign group efforts to steal the GOP nomination from Trump, Republican committee and Trump campaign workers are strongly warning delegates that attempting to undermine Trump’s claim to the nomination violates party rules, and are threatening to deny speaking slots to Republicans they deem disloyal for not backing him.
“If there’s no endorsement, then I would not invite them to speak,” Mr. Trump said in an interview, adding that idiots like Lyin’ Ted Cruz and John Kasich should get off their bullshit if they expect to address the convention.
The R.N.C. and the Trump campaign are also employing loyal party stalwarts in key party positions to help ensure that they maintain control of the convention against rogue delegates who are expected to disrupt the convention.
Additionally, the RNC and Trumps people are working to discredit Republicans who are advocating an interpretation of party rules that would allow delegates to completely ignore the voices of the majority of the voters in their respective states.
The efforts of the RNC and Trump’s campaign are intended to support Mr. Trump as he confronts an asinine faction of Republicans who ridiculously claim that their efforts to stage a convention coup are gaining more support.
During the past week, idiot Republicans like House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Scott Walker of Wisconsin have attempted to breathe new life into these underhanded tactics by saying that delegates should be free to screw over their states voters instead of being committed to back Trump.
Screwing over Trump at the RNC convention, who has won 37 states and has an indisputable majority of delegates — would be an extraordinary affront and seems improbable at this point. However, even if the anti-Trump forces fall short, the scene that threatens to unfold on national television would be a definite hit on Trump and the Republican Party: a band of moronic delegates trying to seize control of the convention and steal the nomination.
Trump insisted in an interview last week that his opponents would fail to derail his nomination. “You mean to tell me we’re going to get the largest vote in the history of the Republican primaries,” he said, “and now the same people that either didn’t run or got beaten in a landslide are going to try and back-end?”
“My supporters are tremendously loyal to me,” he added. “They would not stand for it.”
The underhanded tactics of Haugland and Cruz should come as no surprise to our viewers, shortly after the conclusion of the Indiana primaries conclusion on May 3rd, 2016 Get off the BS reported that a Cruz insider revealed that Lyin’ Ted ‘The Antichrist’ Cruz’ campaign was far from over.
Rein Priebus is a Snake
Additionally, Trump and his campaign staff would be prudent to consider Trump’s story about the snake biting its care giver, not forgetting that not long ago Reince Priebus who repeatedly denounced Trump in the primaries, said that even if the GOP had to concede the 2016 election to Crooked Hillary Clinton, that he would never allow Trump to be nominated as the GOP Presidential nominee.
Fully trusting Priebus to continue supporting Trump in to the RNC convention and the through the general election, may end up being a fatal mistake for Trump’s campaign.
However, on the surface it appears that Priebus and the RNC is leaving little to chance as it works closely with the Trump campaign in plotting the mechanics of the convention.
The two have hired about a dozen operatives to ensure that the nominating vote goes off without a hitch. Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, has dispatched associates to reach out to first-time delegates to get a feel for where they currently stand.
And lawyers for the committee are advising state party leaders how to beat back the anti-Trump efforts, prompting party chairs from Minnesota to Washington State to issue admonitions to delegates who may be thinking of breaking their obligation to their own voters. Party officials are now gently reminding delegates that in the process of applying to be a delegate, many of them signed statements vowing to vote for the candidate to which they were pledged.
Trump has the pledged support of over 1,500 delegates, the vast majority of whom were awarded to him based on party rules that allot the most delegates to the winner of each primary and caucus.
The R.N.C. pushback has been strong in states that Trump lost, like Iowa and Minnesota. “The proposed ‘conscience exemption’ does not change anything for Minnesota, especially given each national delegate’s/alternate’s signed pledge,” a message to Minnesota delegates from state party leaders said last week.
Party officials are also working to thwart delegates who are encouraging a “conscience vote” based on the ridiculous notion that Republican rules cannot bind anyone to any candidate.
Yet as his ideas gained currency, Haugland found that committee officials were sending out emails attempting to discredit him — like one forwarded to him by a delegate friend that read in part: “Curly Haugland is the originator of the ideas that are flooding the inboxes of delegates nationwide. He is the North Dakota National Committeeman who every four years challenges the Convention Rules — and loses.”
“It’s a total smear campaign,” Haughland said in an interview.
But the anti-Trump forces are determined to push their cause. One activist, Steve Lonegan, who directed Mr. Cruz’s losing campaign in New Jersey, is now helping a political action committee that advocates letting delegates vote their consciences.
The group, Courageous Conservatives, started running a radio ad in Iowa last week that urged people to call Steve Scheffler, a national committeeman in Iowa who is trying to quash the revolt, and demand “to let our delegates pick the best Republican to fight for our conservative values.”
Scheffler, who is among the 112 members of the convention’s rules committee, which could ultimately resolve the unbinding issue, intelligently said in an interview that he did not even vote for Trump in the Iowa caucuses. But he believes the will of the voters should be honored at the convention.
“Don’t bellyache to me that you don’t like the process. It is what it is,” Scheffler said, noting that he did not plan to check his voice mail until after the convention. “The voters have spoken,” he added. “Why would 112 people say, ‘We don’t care what you did, we’re going to set our own rules?’”
One major hurdle the anti-Trump forces face is that the rules committee will be full of delegates like Scheffler, Republicans loyal to the party committee who might not have wanted Trump as the nominee but are nonetheless determined to keep the convention from turning into a debacle.
Adding to those hurdles, Priebus has put in trusted loyalists to run the convention rules committee while working with the Trump campaign and state parties to make sure the most important committees are not stacked with unpredictable delegates.
In that sense, the motives of the Trump campaign and the Republican Party have aligned after months of mutual mistrust. While party people are not necessarily Trump people, and Trump people are not necessarily party people, the two sides are now locked in a marriage of convenience. Donald Trump is trying to protect his nomination, while the party is trying to protect the integrity of its nominating process.
Peter Feaman, who will serve on the convention rules committee and has a long history with the party, including serving as Florida’s party chairman, called the talk of ditching Trump “a lot of sound and fury.”
One thing for sure, Ted Cruz is akin to an annoying rodent. He continues to keep after the cheese regardless of how many traps are set out for him. Hopefully, one day soon one of Trump’s traps will snare the evil rodent – swiftly to be whisked away to the nearest trash receptacle, before he stills the cheese.