~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
Article V convention supporters seem to think they are oh! so clever when they accuse those of us who oppose an Article V convention of “fear mongering”.
Well, I graduated from “fearfulness” long ago – now I’m in the HORROR stage: Under the North American Union (NAU), Canada, the United States, and Mexico merge and a Parliament is set up over them. This was President George W. Bush’s plan, cooked up during 2005 at his ranch in Texas with the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of Mexico.
But in order to set this up, they need a new Constitution which transforms the United States from a sovereign nation to a member state of the NAU.
How do they get the new Constitution? At an Article V convention.
How do they get an Article V convention? Tell the American People that at an Article V convention, they can get Amendments to our existing Constitution which will “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government”.
And, as ordinary citizens who support an Article V convention give daily proof, such tactics work. People don’t think – they follow what popular people tell them, and then they repeat it as if they know all about it. And they insult, revile and marginalize the people who do tell them the Truth (as they have been programmed by their Conditioners to do).
Americans don’t know that delegates to an Article V convention have “PLENIPOTENTIARY POWERS” and thus have the power (recognized in the 2nd paragraph of our Declaration of Independence) to throw off our present Constitution and establish a new one with a new (and easier) mode of ratification.
Americans don’t know that in Federalist Paper No. 40 (15th para), James Madison invoked this clause in the Declaration of Independence as justification for what they did at the federal convention of 1787: Instead of proposing Amendments to the Articles of Confederation (as they had been instructed to do), they wrote an entirely new Constitution which created a new government[…]
An interesting tweet, although not true. No one is admitting anything. However, after sufferings attacks for months from NeverTrumpsters repeatedly applying these metaphors, everyone is quite familiar with the “dog whistles.” (We should thank Progressives for educating the nation in the art of “dog whistles” and “code words.”)
Are these people such elitists that they’re incapable of realizing that the American voter can see through them and their darned dog whistles?
Then we have GOPe pundit, Ben Shapiro. While I have not received a newsletter (to which I believe I unsubscribed) from Shapiro’s The Daily Wire in months, I received one today.
Late Wednesday night, a source within the Cruz team informed Daily Wire exclusively that the Trump campaign had sandbagged Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) over his speech at the Republican National Convention. Cruz spoke at the RNC, where he congratulated Trump on his campaign victory, then spoke about the necessity for freedom and finally stated that Americans should “vote your conscience.” He was met with resounding boos on the floor of the convention; his wife Heidi had to be rushed from the room; according to reports, one Republican delegate physically accosted Cruz, and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson refused to meet with Cruz.
Rather late to start whining….
According to the source, the entire Cruz speech was cleared by the Trump campaign. Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager, expressly approved the speech at 4:30 PM ET. …
So was someone from the Trump team or Donald Trump himself supposed to demand that Cruz re-write his speech?
The source, who was standing on the convention floor at the time of the speech, said that Trump operatives were present, urging the crowd to boo. “This was orchestrated by the Trump campaign to make Senator Cruz a pariah within the party,” said the source….
Let’s be real here. First off, Cruz has been a pariah within the party for years.
Next, the direction of Cruz’s speech and failure to endorse was more than enough to elicit outrage from those in the arena. No one needed to be nudged to share their displeasure. It was all out in the open and any attempts to blame Donald Trump for Cruz being booed is as classless as the Senator from Texas was on stage Wednesday night.
“We made this arrangement weeks ago regarding the speech,” the source continued. “We said we wouldn’t cause trouble with the delegates, that Senator Cruz would give a speech, that Senator Cruz would not endorse…
As far as the delegates are concerned, they can think for themselves.
Shapiro, the #NeverTrumpsters are as bad as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Jonathan Gruber.
“Senator Cruz was a little surprised by the depth of the boos,” the source said. “Donors have been emailing, declaring that he’s dead, that it’s the end of his political career….
Actions have consequences. For months, professional politicians have complained that Donald Trump is not one of them. As it so happens, Ted Cruz is and he knows how the game is played and how dirty it gets.
Finally, I hate MSNBC and Morning Joe but they nailed it today. Note: 8:05 of video (warning: at about 10:10, MSNBC returns to business as usual for a bit).
Clearly, the Senator from Texas’ scheme backfired or should I say, Ted Cruz got Trumped. THAT is the STORY. (Look at it this way, Trump promised fireworks.)
There has been chatter and noise from the Establishment GOP who think they can use the PACs for Cruz, Rubio, and other assorted losers this primary cycle to undermine the will of the voters at the convention. I voted Cruz, almost all at this site voted Cruz. He lost. Period. Being a sore loser isn’t going to endear you to the conservatives. If you are angry, tough. We were angry in 2008 and 2012 – no more liking McCain and Romney, than the GOP-E likes Trump now – but the power brokers begged us to vote for McCain and Romney, and once again, we did what the party asked. We voted and we walked districts, and we donated our hard-earned dollars, and we phone banked until we were sick of being hung up on.
We marketed candidates we literally could not stand, but we did it because it was the only hope we had of stopping Obama. McCain and Romney both failed. Maybe it turns out the power brokers were wrong, or maybe they wanted the gravy train to continue, so winning didn’t matter to them. It doesn’t matter now. What does matter is that a small group of rich, pathetic hateful little whiners of #NeverTrump, and their foolish followers, (Cruz isn’t going on the 2nd ballot – the GOP hates him more than they hate you) decided they cannot abide by the decision of the people.
Let this be a call to arms of the Americans who did vote for Trump in the primary and those 86% of Republicans who will now vote for him in the general election. If the #NeverTrump crew do manage a coup, we will actively GOTV on behalf of any competitor to an “R” in our district. You think Hillary is fine for four years? Then you accept that a Democrat controlled Congress and Senate are fine too. You cannot have it both ways. If this country is to die, it will die on the hill of the Democrats – not on a pathetic group of people in the Republican Party who cannot stop Obama and his unconstitutional actions. It will be a civil war and #NeverTrump will have fired the first shot. You think this is a game? You think we have fought for years for a change in the progressive push by Democrats and Republicans in this country to watch the country club Republicans stab us in the back again? This is no game and you will lose. Barbara Comstock, a lovely Republican, a John Boehner Republican, will be the person to whom I personally will GOTV against in District 10 of Virginia. I’ve notified her office, and I’ve notified the NRCC exactly of what I intend to do – I encourage you to do the same.
The anti-Trump rebels include supporters of different losing Republican primary candidates, but the main operatives behind the rebellion are all linked to the man who tried to broker the convention a couple months ago by manipulating delegate elections in various states: Ted Cruz. Cruz suspended his campaign after the Indiana primary in early May but he still showed up to the Kentucky Derby’s “Millionaire’s Row” ahead of the Kentucky primary, where he came in a close second[…]
“It’s important that this not appear as though we are pulling a stunt at this convention” Ken Cuccinelli to the New York Times“This is about protecting movement conservatism.”
Actually, it has nothing to do with conservatism, everything to do with winning since the voters has spoken, and Ted Cruz having suspended his campaign one week ago while in the process of siphoning off delegates is talking about unsuspending his campaign.
The Cruz crew working behind the scenes with the Senator from Texas holding on to his delegates through this summer’s Republican Party Convention this July in Cleveland, Ohio is moving to commandeer the RNC platform thereby wrestling the presidential nomination from the presumptive nominee, Donald Trump.
The latest Ted Cruz talking point is that if the senator from Texas wins the Nebraska GOP primary today, he will jump back in.
What shall we deduce from said statement? Ted Cruz only appeared to suspend his campaign, something that will please Cruz supporters…only? (Lyin’ Ted Cruz?)
Ted Cruz floated the possibility of restarting his presidential campaign if he wins Nebraska’s GOP primary on Tuesday and avoided saying whether he supports Donald Trump‘s bid for president.
Cruz, who suspended his White House run last week, said he does not expect to win Nebraska’s primary but is leaving the door open.
‘We launched this campaign intending to win. The reason we suspended our campaign was that with the Indiana loss, I felt there was no path to victory,’ he said Tuesday on conservative host Glenn Beck’s radio program.
‘If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly.’
Cruz demurred on supporting Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, because the Republican National Convention and general election are still months away.
‘This is a choice every voter is going to have to make. I would note, it’s not a choice we as voters have to make today,’ Cruz said when asked about supporting Trump. …
It is not about the voters. The voters have spoken. Cruz was obviously smarting from his exchange with Trump supporters last week; a nightmarish two weeks followed by his loss in Indiana but having regrouped its business as usual.
Senator Ted Cruz’s supporters are mounting an effort to seize control of the Republican platform and the rules governing the party’s July convention, the first indication that Mr. Cruz will not simply hand his delegates over to Donald J. Trump.
In an email sent Sunday to pro-Cruz convention delegates, a top aide to the Texas senator wrote that it was “still possible to advance a conservative agenda at the convention.”
“To do that, it is imperative that we fill the Rules and Platform Committees with strong conservative voices like yours,” wrote Ken Cuccinelli, who was the campaign’s former delegate wrangler and a former attorney general of Virginia. “That means you need to come to the national convention and support others in coming, too!”
Mr. Cruz is planning a Monday evening conference call where, as Mr. Cuccinelli writes, Mr. Cruz’s former officials plan to “discuss what we can do at the convention to protect against liberal changes to our platform, and how we can right the wrongs in the rules from 2012!”
The “wrongs” Mr. Cuccinelli was referring to are the changes pushed through at the last convention by supporters of Mitt Romney that would have made it harder for a candidate’s name to be placed in nomination.
But Mr. Cruz’s supporters and other conservative activists are also deeply concerned about Mr. Trump’s general election agenda, and want to ensure that he does not alter the party’s platform. Since locking up the nomination last week, Mr. Trump has made clear he intends to run a populist campaign against Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, indicating he is open to higher taxes and an increase in the minimum wage.
The party’s convention rules and policy platform are determined every four years by temporary committees comprised of a select group of convention delegates. The rules and platform are then ratified or rejected by all the delegates at the convention.
With the assumption that the party’s nomination would not be decided on the first convention ballot, Mr. Cruz spent considerable time this spring electing delegates favorable to him to the July convention in Cleveland. So while he is out of the race, many of his supporters will still be delegates. And while many convention delegates are bound to support Mr. Trump on the first ballot, they are free to vote their conscience on matters relating to convention rules and the platform. …
Except that Cruz is not out of the race. He merely put forth the illusion of same.
… The email, which carries the “Cruz-Fiorina” logo, was forwarded to The New York Times by a convention delegate.
Reached by telephone, Mr. Cuccinelli authenticated the message. As for Mr. Trump’s rhetorical shifts in recent days, he said, “nothing I’ve seen since a week ago has been surprising to me.”
But Mr. Cuccinelli said Mr. Cruz, who has been silent since withdrawing from the race last Tuesday, had no intention of trying to rewrite convention rules in an effort to deny Mr. Trump the nomination….
Beck has obviously refilled his meds over the weekend. Below is this morning’s exchange between Glenn Beck and Ted Cruz.
No coincidence that Beck interviews Cruz on the morning of the Nebraska primary.
What about last week’s televised press conference where Cruz announced that he was suspending his campaign? Oh, that….which pretty much means that everything that has occurred since within the Republican Party can be chalked up to nothing more than a distraction and an opportunity for Ted Cruz to catch his breath while continuing to work behind the scene.
While dismissing his behavior and that of the #NeverTrumpsters these past months, Beck on today’s radio program (audio at bottom of post),Beck accused the GOP of using Alinskyite tactics (which they are but they’re not alone) against conservatives.
Interestingly enough, while sharing his newfound revelations, Beck mentioned that Rience Priebus was in negotiations with someone at Mercury in the hopes of meeting with Beck and scheduling an on-air interview. However, since Cruz suspended his campaign, Priebus backtracked and is no longer taking or returning calls from Beck’s people.
Teachable moment: While Beck never mentions it, it does seem that he was burned by his establishment collaborators.
Lacking any self-examination whatsoever, failed McCain campaign head and MSNBC political analyst Steve Schmidt lashed out late Wednesday evening on Mark Levin as the embodiment of “narcissism” and “self-aggrandizers” who have created a “cancer” that’s led “the demise of the conservative movement in the Republican Party.” If Schmidt wasn’t enough, MSNBC national correspondent Joy Reid sought to one up him by parroting false claims about Barry Goldwater being an ardent racist and the late […]
Sounds like the Republican Party establishment wants to take away Mark Levin’s membership card.
Not to worry, Levin will be denigrating, shouting and spitting hate at everyone who voted for Donald Trump on his program for the next six months but this morning, it’s going to be a hell of a time on the air waves.
Ted Cruz bowed out of the Republican presidential race Tuesday following a crushing loss to Donald Trump in Indiana, clearing the path for the real estate mogul to clinch the GOP nomination.
It was a remarkable turn of events in a presidential primary race that seemed destined — just weeks ago — to end in a contested convention this summer. Even in the final hours of the race in the Hoosier State, Cruz insisted he was staying in the race until June 7 — going so far as to attack his rival during a news conference as a “pathological liar” unfit for the White House….
The wear and tear of the past few weeks began to show on Ted Cruz and it became apparent during the exchange Monday between Cruz and Trump supporters that he was nearing the end of his rope. Not to mention, he looks like he aged a decade since last summer.