Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I See That Preparations For The Orange Wedding...

...are proceeding according to plan.

From the NYT:
Getting Twitchy About Mr. Trump
JUNE 22, 2016

Fully 70 percent of registered voters now say they dislike Mr. Trump, including more than three-quarters of women and nearly 90 percent of nonwhite people, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has opened a double-digit lead in some national polls.

Small wonder that yet another group of Republicans has mounted yet another long-shot effort to deprive Mr. Trump of the nomination. Called “Free the Delegates,” it’s an initiative to rally convention delegates to vote against Mr. Trump in Cleveland next month. Kendal Unruh, one of the group’s founders and a Colorado delegate, told The Washington Post that this can be done by passing a “conscience clause” before the convention that would allow delegates from states that Mr. Trump won to abstain or vote for another candidate.

Courageous Conservatives PAC, whose founder, Chris Ekstrom, is a pro-Ted Cruz Dallas businessman, backs the group. The conservative pundit Bill Kristol has voiced support for the movement, too, having failed so far to recruit a kindred spirit to start a third-party campaign against Mr. Trump.

Free the Delegates is not an effort to find an alternative to Mr. Trump with broad appeal. It’s a campaign to ditch him because he’s not conservative enough, and it has no apparent plan beyond that...

So far, the latest dump-Trump scheming seems less like a cohesive strategy than another manifestation of the intraparty war of ideologies that led to Mr. Trump’s win in the first place. Having wooed and accommodated the forces of chaos, party leaders now fear that Mr. Trump will not only lose, but that he’ll cost them control of the House and the Senate, too...
Or, as respected Beltway celebrity con artist and Advocate of Civilization, Definer of Civilization and Teacher of the Rules of Civilization, Newton Leroy Gingrich, stated confidently just five months ago:
Gingrich: GOP Slate 'Strongest Bench' of Candidates in 'Modern Times'

Home of the Old Gods and the New.


trgahan said...

More proof that this is nothing but the damage outside voice Republican campaigning has does and media people doing "I'm NOT with stupid. I had nothing to do with this" kabuki theater to save their jobs and stay on the cocktail party invite list.

Once Mr. Unruh and Mr. Ekstrom use the money and time they are getting from have a heart to heart with Roger and Rush; shut down; and take Palin, Coulter, and the gang out behind the metaphorical barn with a metaphorical .22, Republicans will have another Trump in four years....and another after that.

Pablo in the Gazebo said...

They say here that Bloody Bill Kristol is on board with the idea, so that puts and end to that.

What's next?