The turmoil continues as those who control the Republican Party and the entrenched RINO’s of the Washington establishment desperately look for ways to deprive Donald Trump or Ted Cruz of the party’s nomination. As of today, Trump, with 681 delegates is certainly well poised to garner the 1,237 delegate votes necessary to win the nomination. Cruz, with 425 is not out of the running, but will face a greater challenge in reaching that number. The thought of either man winning the nomination outright strikes terror in the hearts of the Republican elitists, and they are already making noise about a brokered convention so they can dictate who the nominee is.
Their efforts are quite transparent when one considers that the only candidates still actively seeking the nomination are Trump, Cruz, and Kasich. Kasich, who has even fewer delegates than Rubio (143 to Rubio’s 166) remains in the race. Marco Rubio realized that he needed to pack it in when he could not even carry his home state of Florida; up till then, Rubio had been the party elites’ fair-haired boy after the Jeb Bush debacle. They believed he would stay in the race and act as the “spoiler.” But Rubio would not play ball and left. In fact, Rubio has since indicated that he will not pursue a career in politics after his current Senate term expires. This can mean only one of two things: either he plans to go out on the speech circuit or he plans to become a big-time Washington lobbyist. I believe the second is most likely. At any rate, Rubio seems to be out of the picture.
Since Rubio had a better shot than Kasich, why is Kasich still in the race? Because after Rubio dropped out, Kasich became the “spoiler,” and a good spoiler he will be considering he has all the best traits of a Washington water boy. You see, by willfully ignoring the fact that he does not have the slightest chance of securing the nomination, Kasich can deprive either Trump or Cruz of the needed delegate votes. Of course that will not be true in the “winner-takes-all” states, unless Kasich wins those—and party elites are hoping for just that.
If Kasich’s efforts are successful and the convention is brokered, then you can be sure of one thing—Kasich will not be the nominee. The other thing you can count on is seeing Jeb Bush pushed hard as the nominee, regardless of Trump’s position or what his millions of supporters feel. Sadly, when the veil is lifted, both the Republicans and the Democrats are the same: those in control want to remain in control and the “status quo” must be sustained. This is why Hillary Clinton will be the Democrat nominee regardless of how many states Bernie Sanders wins, and why Republican elites will push hard for Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney.
So, what does John Kasich get out of all of this other than the satisfaction of “toting the water” for the party elite? Well, for one thing, once we drill down on Kasich, we quickly find that he is more of a liberal at heart and a Republican out of necessity. The fact that he won Ohio and is willing to be used could persuade the party elites to offer him the vice presidential slot should Jeb Bush be reinserted into the presidential race—which is probably more than enough reward for the “son of a mailman.” This is the lovely couple that the Republican establishment wants and believes has the best chance against Hillary Clinton. They will move heaven and earth to see it happen.
But what about the millions of folks who would have flocked to vote for either Trump or Cruz? What of true conservative principles? What about the desire to truly change our direction and move back to a nation that respects its constitution? In truth, the leadership of the Republican Party doesn’t care. In truth, whether or not they win doesn’t much matter. Oh, they want to win, but only if that win ensures the status quo and no shift takes place in the power base of the party. Their claims that Trump or Cruz are “bad for America” really mean Messrs. Trump and Cruz are bad for them.
This is the face of tyranny among our own—people who are willing to trade the welfare of the American citizen for the satisfaction of their own power and greed. Our forefathers saw this danger on the horizon and warned of it many times over. We, as a public, have failed them in guarding against it and our reward is a nation now torn between the greedy efforts of those who want control and the progressive socialists who want dismantle this great republic. If John Kasich is an honorable man—as he assures us he is— he will not do the party elites’ bidding, but acknowledge the will of the people and step aside. For my money, I believe Kasich would rather tote the water than step out of the spotlight and stand on conservative principles. Honor has no place among thieves and that is what’s happening in the Republican Party primary: the nomination is being stolen.
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