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Friday, January 08, 2016

The GOP-Establishment Manipulators

Last night, I looked into getting absentee ballots for Mr. AOW and me so that we can vote in the Virginia Primary on March 1, 2016. We were planning to vote for any GOP candidate not approved by the GOP establishment.

For as long as I can remember, here in Virginia we have had open primaries. That is, voters did not have to affirm Party affiliation to vote in primaries.

Lo! What did I see regarding the upcoming Virginia Primary? THIS!
The Republican Party of Virginia has determined that the
following statement shall be a requirement of your participation.
Both Mr. AOW and I are registered as Independents, so we won't be voting in the 2016 Virginia Republican Primary. We've been shut out.

BTW, no such certification is required for the 2016 Democratic Primary here in Virginia.

Meanwhile, here is a recent essay by one of the GOP-establishment mouthpieces: Trump’s nomination would rip the heart out of the Republican Party.

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Anonymous The Last English Prince said...

Trying to gain a market share of a Balkanized vote?


Friday, January 08, 2016 12:36:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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The Conservative Treehouse exposed the GoPe roadmap which reveals all the shenanigans they've pulled over the last several months to manipulate the GoPe selection in their favor...

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Including the overall Road Map and the GoPe Splitter Strategy
….Toward that end an understanding of a few things are needed:

An understanding of the National and State RNC rule changes
An understanding of how the primary delegate distributions fit within the plan.
An understanding of how the architects always planned to eliminate Cruz

****Vox: Trump's dominance of Republican Primary so far, in one animated map dated 12/31/2015

Friday, January 08, 2016 12:55:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

How the GOP Primary turns out supposedly has a significant effect on the nomination process at the summer convention,

It looks to me as the GOP establishment is running scared. However, they have dug I their heels and will continue their nefarious doings, I think it very likely that the GOP establishment candidate will be the nominee,. We shall see.

Friday, January 08, 2016 12:58:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I have noted for months how the GOP establishment despises and disdains Cruz.

And Trump.

And Carson.

If the GOP establishment can manage it, t hey will see to it that none of the above are on the GOP ticket for Novembet 2016.

In fact, it wouldn't surprise me in the least to see J b Bush on the ticket -- although the GOP establishment appears to have shifted to Rubio.

Friday, January 08, 2016 1:02:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AOW: Vote in the Democratic Party primary. Feel the BERN!

I'll be voting in the SC GOP primary where we have no party registration. Unless he goes down like the Hindenburg in the next couple of weeks I'm betting Trump will get 50% of the vote. LOL.

Friday, January 08, 2016 1:05:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

That article you posted from Michael Gerson makes two claims that I have been stating over and over.

1) "Cruz’s nomination would represent the victory of the hard right — religious right and tea party factions — within the Republican coalition. After he loses, the ideological struggles within the GOP would go on."


2) "If Trump were the nominee, the GOP would cease to be."


Choices, Choices.

I'll go with the latter.

Gerson makes a good case, imo, that Cruz would lose.

I agree.

So the choice is Cruz losing or the destruction of the GOP>

Definitely the latter is preferable.

Friday, January 08, 2016 1:30:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

By the way, no one has commented on the Masthead statement here at IBA.

Maybe everyone just thinks I'm being my usual dickish self.

"2016 is the year, the GOP will disappear."

You have to be a junkie to go back to the GOP pushers after they've sold you the heroin that makes you sick over and over and over.

Friday, January 08, 2016 1:33:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I plan to vote in the Dem Primary. **smile**

Friday, January 08, 2016 1:51:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I meant to mention the IBA masthead, but forgot. Not enough coffee, I guess.

Friday, January 08, 2016 1:53:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one has commented on the masthead because everyone who reads this blog agrees with it.

Friday, January 08, 2016 6:32:00 pm  

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