As far as I’m concerned, the fix is in for the Democrats – come hell or high water (barring a Federal indictment), the Hildebeast will become the Democratic nominee for President. It won’t matter if “The Bern” manages to get more delegates through the primaries than the Hildebeast, the superdelegates will ensure that the Hildebeast is the nominee. In the words of the Democratic Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
“The unpledged delegates are a separate category. The only thing available on the ballot in a primary and a caucus is the pledged delegates— those that are tied to the candidate that they are pledged to support, and they receive a proportional number of delegates going into our convention.
“Unpledged delegates exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists. We are as a Democratic Party really highlight and emphasize inclusiveness and diversity at our convention, and so we want to give every opportunity to grassroots activists and diverse, committed Democrats to be able to participate, attend, and be a delegate at the convention. And so we separate out those unpledged delegates to make sure that there isn’t competition between them.”
Read the first sentence of the second paragraph again. In other words, superdelegates (who have 15% of the delegate count) can ignore the will of the people and use their power to nominate the Party’s favorite (i.e., insider) for the highest political office of the United States. The Democratic Party’s superdelegates exist to preserve the power and influence of the Democratic Party’s elite.
So much for standing for and representing the people supporting the Democratic Party…
The outlook for the establishment Republicans isn’t much better. Donald Trump is causing a great deal of heartburn among the Republican elite which is evidenced by trotting out past presidential candidate Mitt Romney to slam Trump. I have the following response to the Republican Party leadership:
Stop. Just stop.
Donald Trump and the Republican Party signed papers and agreed that Trump would run for the Republican nomination for President under the Republican Party’s banner. Now that Trump is running away from the establishment choice of candidates, you want to trash him? All you are doing is giving the Democrats ammunition for the election, and ticking off a great number of people who support him. You are also proving that you are no different from the Democrats as they like to pick and choose from among their “chosen ones.” If Trump wins the delegate count and the Republican leadership refuses to nominate him, the Republican voters will stay home, handing the Presidency to the Hildebeast.
So much for standing for and representing the people and the country…
The following is an open plea for any Conservative reading this post and thinking about staying home if your candidate is not nominated by the Republican Party for President.
At this point in time, there is a three-way race for the nomination: Trump, Cruz, and Rubio (Kasich is too far behind to make a difference). Trump is gaining more delegates, and unless he self-destructs or the Republican Party leadership pulls a fast one, he will become the Republican Party’s nominee.
I know that many people are not enamored with Trump – I’m not. I would much rather have Ted Cruz. However, not voting Republican (staying home or voting for a third party candidate) is a vote for the Democrats. We as a People and a Country cannot stand another four years of the same failed policies AND Progressive Liberal appointees (one to possibly three) to the Supreme Court. The country and the citizens would suffer for generations.
Do what you have to do to vote for the Republican candidate in this fall’s election – clothespins on the nose, bourbon, or any other (legal) means to get yourself through to vote ABC (anybody-but-Clinton).