We The People vs. Them The Government: Why Trump Won't Be President
I badly underestimated the Republican Party
A short time ago, I wrote an article in which I stated that the Grand Old Party, the Republican Party itself, might use the Electoral College to make sure Donald Trump doesn't become our next President. Well, from what I read today, he may not make it out of the Primary.
"in the days leading up to the convention, the RNC Rules Committee could recommend rules changes to the Convention Rules Committee. That committee could tweak the recommendations but they they would ultimately have to send the new rules to the floor of the convention for a vote by the delegates. If the delegates vote to change the rules so as to ‘unbind’ themselves, then they could vote for whoever they wanted even in that first round."
This is a direct quote from an online article I read by Rachel Stockman writing for the Law Newz by Dan Abrams. It literally means that the Republican National Convention could change the rules and get to vote for whoever they want to in order to not have Trump represent the Republican Party. Even if he were to get to the magical 1,237 votes required to gain the nod.
So while I was postulating that the Republicans might throw enough votes in the actual Presidential Election Clinton's way to vote her in as President, the reality is this could happen even before then: Trump could be out before the election itself.
- Could Trump Still Lose if He Wins GOP Delegates? | LawNewz
So, we wanted to know, even if Trump wins all the needed delegates, is there any possible way the GOP establishment could steal the nomination back from him?
The Republicans apparently hate Trump so much they will resort to any means possible in order to make sure he doesn't win the election. Change the rules, vote against what the people they represent have said, vote across party lines: there may be no end to it.
I am absolutely shocked. Never have I seen this type of blatant, in your face, you don't matter behavior in the forefront of the media. For years we have believed that the Government thinks this way about We The People, making deals whenever and wherever, with friend and enemy alike; taking jobs needed here at home and sending them overseas in order to help their buddies make a larger profit; allowing Wall Street to reap massive profits on the backs of the middle class; never holding Big Oil and Big Pharmaceuticals in line when money is to be made for all at the cost of our livelihoods; forcing laws and bills down our throat in order to help them and their cronies. We believed it: now we have proof.
So what are we going to do about it?
What can we do?
If, in fact, the Republican Party pursues this course of action, they run the risk of several things occurring. One, they themselves will be voted out at the earliest opportunity. That is, if We The People are still sufficiently angry at being spurned by them. Two, Trump could conceivably run on a third party ticket. Here's an idea: Trump and Sanders running together as President and Vice President when Clinton gets the Democratic nod, and someone like Jeb Bush or Paul Ryan the Republican nod. Can you imagine? The ultimate capitalist and the borderline communist running together for the BETTERMENT of our country?
Or three: an uprising like this country has never seen. If I am not mistaken, the last time an uprising against tyrannical government who utterly disregarded the people's thoughts occurred was oh, some 240 years ago or so. Will we be on such a precipice? Will we be staring stark revolution straight in the face?
Will our chosen representatives risk it?
What is a "Brokered Convention"?
One of the terms I am hearing is Brokered Convention. I had no idea what this meant; if it was taught in Political Science class back in the 1970's I don't remember it. So I looked it up. According to Wikipedia, a Brokered Convention is as follows:
"In United States politics, a brokered convention, alternately referred to as a contested convention, and sometimes as an open convention, is a situation in which no single candidate has secured a majority of delegates (whether those selected by primary elections and caucuses, or superdelegates) prior to the first vote for a political party's presidential candidate at its nominating convention."
In other words, when no clear cut candidate has sufficient quantity of the delegates votes, then what is termed "horse trading" occurs. It literally means all bets are off, and in a dingy, smoke filled back room (my imagination runs wild here) deals are cut in order to decide who will represent the party.
Now, that sounds fair doesn't it? We The People are tossed aside like yesterday's soiled linens, our thoughts and feelings completely ignored while the people in power, those individual representatives we voted on to carry our voice to Washington, to represent us can decide to vote for who THEY want to. If that is not tyranny at work I don't know what is.
If the Republican Party were to have a Brokered Convention, what would you do?
And that very well may be where we are headed. If the powers that be get their way, it will be Clinton who is our next President. Clinton is a known quantity, a Washington insider, and even if she is a woman she is "one of the boys". And as for her being the first woman President, don't fool yourself: she's already run this country for eight years. Make no bones about it, she was the power behind the throne when her husband was in office.
Of course there is another alternative to Trump and Cruz: John Kasich. There is a part of me that wonders if he is remaining in the race for a two fold purpose: first to offer a challenge to Trump and attempt to remove some delegates from his total, thereby muddying the waters further and two: he will become the party's choice for the Republican candidate for President if this goes to a brokered convention. Again, he is a known quantity and better the one you know that the wild card you don't. We are playing poker with America's future; We The People are betting the whole stack on one wild card, hoping that something changes, that America can get back into We The People's hands. Trump appears to be the trump card (pun intended) and as such, is the one card in the deck that is perceived to be able to win the pot. Washington is scared to death of Trump as he is a true wild card in this game. And one thing the Government doesn't want is a wild card in office.
So, what are your thoughts? Which direction are we headed? Will this become the most controversial, bitterly contested Presidential Campaign in history? Will this be the final straw, breaking the camel's back? Will We The People finally stand up, untie as one and say enough? If enough Americans desire Trump to be President, will he be the Republican candidate, or will he be tossed aside in favor of a better representative of what the Republican Party desires? Will the voice of America be heard? Will it be silenced? Or will business continue as normal, with the sheep continuing to be led to slaughter? Time will tell.