“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” — Joseph Goebbels
This is the elimination season and the GOP leadership needs us to believe that there are only three remaining candidates, one of whom is Marco Rubio, the establishment’s boy.
Commentary Magazine by Jonathan S. Tobin
Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate didn’t change the basic standings of the race. Donald Trump, who had his best debate so far, will remain on top of the national polls. But the main takeaway is that the Fox Business Channel show gave us a preview of what the GOP contest will look like once the lesser candidates get winnowed out by the early caucus and primaries. Though some of the others on the periphery of the stage such as Chris Christie had their moments, the debate showed that it’s clearly a three-man race for the nomination. Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio were not merely the best debaters but were central to the unfolding drama in a way that the others weren’t. With the titanic duels between Trump and Cruz and Cruz and Rubio dominating the highlights […]
Although it is not official, one senses that even if the Republican Party primary is not yet down to three candidates, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, that there is plenty of maneuvering behind the scenes to make it so and to call it. In other words, the GOP leadership is aggressively re-aligning the chess pieces on the board to take the power out of the hands of we, the People.
Remember Weinergate: In 2014, New Yorkers became so distracted with the Weinergate scandal that before we knew it, that snake, Bill de Blasio had slithered through the opening from behind to claim the leading position the 2014 mayoral election..
The Progressive establishment will not hesitate to make the same game play. Americans must not remain distracted by the GOP establishment and the mainstream media’s scheme to keep the Trump/Cruz exchanges on the front page while their positioning their candidate to slither from behind through an opening.
It’s a sideshow. Focus what’s going on behind the curtain.
[Source: Original photos of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio photographs, courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr, creative commons.
Donald Trump photo courtesy of Marc Nozell, Flickr, creative commons.]