The GOP Star Chamber

The Washington Post reported that Reince Preibus and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a private meeting yesterday to prepare a counter-attack in case Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wins the nomination.

Also on the docket, some strategizing over Trump’s recent rumblings about running third party despite signing a pledge not to do so.

Now, I’m sure the RNC will claim that if Trump is planning on reneging on his promise not to go third party, then they too can renege on their pledge to support whomever wins the nomination.

But I don’t believe they ever had any intention of backing Trump in the general election if he became the nominee.

And if we go down the “he started it!” “No! They started it!” route, consider that Trump didn’t begin testing the waters of running third party until after those within the GOP began rumbling about supporting Hillary if Trump were to receive the nomination.

So, if it’s a question of who fired first, that goes to the RNC.

But no matter.

This kind of backroom dealing is nothing short of a Star Chamber of sorts seeking to undermine the electoral process and the will of the people.

And trust me. If Trump were to fade, they’d do the same damn thing to Ted Cruz.

For all the criticism Reince Preibus may toss at the DNC for shielding Hillary and ensuring she has a clear path to the nomination, he and the GOP Star Chamber are guilty of doing the exact same thing.

These guys have gotten used to getting their way. They’ve gotten used to manipulating the process in order to give voters no choice but to vote for their hand-picked candidate. And just a glance at some of the attendees of this little pow-wow makes it clear, this meeting was to find a way to benefit more “establishment” candidates over the supposed “outsiders.”

From the Post’s article:

Attendees included Ward Baker, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee; Rob Simms, his counterpart at the National Republican Congressional Committee; Ron Kaufman, an RNC committeeman and Romney confidant; and pollster Linda DiVall. Whit Ayres, an adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), and Vin Weber, an ally of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, also were there, among others.

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has managed to be the fly in the ointment.

But here’s the thing. The RNC is living a hell of their own making.

Trump wouldn’t have been able to catch fire had the Republican voters not gotten sick and tired of the RNC pushing on us loser candidates election after election. Trump wouldn’t have gained the level of support he has if the RNC were actually interested in being the party of their voters.

The fact that this party would prefer mounting a floor fight at the convention rather than accepting whatever candidate wins enough primaries to secure the nomination seems a tad sour-grapey to me.

The bottom line is, the RNC has never trusted their own voters to decide whom to nominate. As far as they’re concerned, the Republican Party would be awesome if only they could get rid of Republican voters.

The GOP Star Chamber

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4 thoughts on “The GOP Star Chamber

  • December 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    It’s another example of just how deep Washington politicians’ contempt lies for the American people. They are going to force a 3rd party to emerge at some point in the near future and, when it does, the Republican Party will go the way of the Whigs.

  • December 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    The 2014 betrayal makes the GOP moot. Euthanize it now and move on.

  • December 11, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Kabuki Theater!! They are trying to look and sound relavent. They are failing on all counts of trustworthyness. The GOP establishment is definately not a conservative entity by any stretch of the imagination. They are not American Patriots. They are the Washington Cartel. The GOP is in bed with the DNC.

    Trump is definately stirring up the pot. He is saying the things that so many of us want to hear some leader talk about. But, I don’t believe that he is the real deal. His platform is beautiful, the finest decor, the sweetest of promises, those catch phrases and facial expressions that show true empathy for out National predicament. He doesn’t need our $$ or some corporate handout, he has gobs of his own money. In my opinion he is as phony as the GOP “Star Chamber.” I do not believe that he has America’s best interest in mind. He is absolutely spoiled. He is very much accustomed to getting his way. He has the finest campaign his money can buy. He really does sound too good to be true! He is definately getting the bulk of press attention, and has them chasing him instead of the other way around. Kudos to him for that, and thank you for leading the way. Trump has shown us all what it takes to stump the chumps in the press. I still do not trust him to be the most powerful man in the world. He reminds me of an evil villian in a Bond movie. Ted Cruz on the other hand is a far superior choice in my opinion. Hopefully We the People will choose the best candidate for the job. We can not take another 4 years of Progressive dominance and mind rot.

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