The Tea Party Research Team predicted this! ...but what are you willing to do about it? Let the GOP get away with silencing the voice of the people?
Or are you willing to............?
Political parties, not voters, choose their presidential nominees, a Republican convention rules member told CNBC, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump rolled up more big primary victories.
“The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That’s the conflict here,” Curly Haugland, an unbound GOP delegate from North Dakota, told CNBC’s “ Squawk Box ” on Wednesday. He even questioned why primaries and caucuses are held.
Haugland is one of 112 Republican delegates who are not required to cast their support for any one candidate because their states and territories don’t hold primaries or caucuses.
Even with Trump ’s huge projected delegate haul in four state primaries Tuesday, the odds are increasing the billionaire businessman may not ultimately get the 1,237 delegates needed to claim the GOP nomination before the convention.
This could lead to a brokered convention, in which unbound delegates, like Haugland, could play a significant swing role on the first ballot to choose a nominee.
Most delegates bound by their state’s primary or caucus results are only committed on the first ballot. If subsequent ballots are needed, virtually all of the delegates can vote any way they want, said Gary Emineth, another unbound delegate from North Dakota.
“It could introduce Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, or it could be the other candidates that have already been in the race and are now out of the race [such as] Mike Huckabee [or] Rick Santorum. All those people could eventually become candidates on the floor,” Emineth said.
House Speaker Paul Ryan , who decided not to run for the White House this year, said in a CNBC interview Tuesday he won’t categorically rule out accepting the GOP nomination if a deadlocked convention were to turn to him.
Democrats experienced the last true brokered presidential convention to go beyond the first ballot in 1952. Republicans came close at their 1976 convention.
“The rules haven’t kept up,” Haugland said. “The rules are still designed to have a political party choose its nominee at a convention. That’s just the way it is. I can’t help it. Don’t hate me because I love the rules.”
Haugland said he sent a letter to each campaign alerting them to a rule change he’s proposing, which would allow any candidate who earns at least one delegate during the nominating process to submit his or her name to be nominated at this summer’s convention.
If the GOP race continues at the same pace, Trump would likely have a plurality of delegates. So far, he’s more than halfway to the 1,237 magic number.
Trump split Tuesday’s winner-take-all primaries in Florida and Ohio.
The real estate mogul dominated in Florida over Sen. Marco Rubio , who dropped out of the race after losing his home state.
But Trump lost Ohio to the state’s governor, John Kasich . Trump also won Illinois and North Carolina. He held a slim lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Missouri early Wednesday.
Emineth, also a former chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party, told “Squawk Box” in the same interview that he’s concerned about party officials pulling “some shenanigan.”
“You have groups of people who are going to try to take over the rules committee,” he warned. “[That] could totally change everything, and mess things up with the delegates. And people across the country will be very frustrated.”
“It’s important that the Republican National Committee has transparency on what they’re doing [on the rules] going into the convention and what happens in the convention,” he continued. That’s because of “all the votes that have been cast in caucuses and primaries. Don’t disenfranchise those voters. Because at the end of the day, our goal is to beat Hillary Clinton or whoever their [Democratic] nominee is in November.”
Emineth said he’s worried that frustration would discourage Americans in the general election from voting Republican.
My reply is, if your going to screw the voters over and put some other traitorous Republican to run against Hillary and vote out Trump, then we will be getting the same traitorous idiot in there just as bad as Hillary, then I know myself and many others will vote straight Democrat. Hillary can't be as bad as a rigged Republican Convention. The country will be screwed either way and you will definitely have a coup. You think BLM is bad wait till you piss off Trumps big fan base. The regular Republican politicians want to keep robbing the Americans and steal our money and make it as bad for us as possible. If this happens, IT WILL BE WAR AGAINST THE TRAITOROUS GOVERNMENT AS IT STANDS AND NO PRISONERS TAKEN.
I have seen several comments concerning a Trump/Cruz ticket. I have been singing this song for a very long time especially on the Tea Party medium. I have never received one comment or reply to any of my posts. I have sent comments to Dee and others inquiring as to why and all correspondence was of no avail. Now the Tea Party is looking for answers for the question of what to do if the GOP "steals" the Nomination? At the present time the powers that be would not steal anything. They are attempting to maintain the same status and foot hold that have been so prevalent in the past so they can conduct business as usual. Most GOP personnel are afraid of loosing their status which is driving them to toward grasping at straws. The comment relating to "stealing" is nothing but a buzz word that has no consequence other than creating panic of the voters thus enabling the current GOP members to cause panic and institute their subversive dirty tricks to oust The new Guy on the block. GOP upper crust has already made comments to the effect that ( IF SHOULD READ WHEN) Mr. Trump gets gets the nomination that the Republican Party will throw support behind the Democratic challenger.Most of the current issues would never have manifested themselves if the GOP would have poured the heat on the current Democratic administration for all the illegal underhanded things that they did to "steal" everything that was not nailed down. At the present time if you were able to place 95% of all Democrats and Republicans into a large bag, then shake it vigorously and then turn it downside you would see both parties fall out at the same time. I believe that the Trump/Cruz would make an awesome team. Sarah Palin as Secretary of State. Trey Gowdy as Atty General. Ben Carson as Surgeon Gen. Get rid of all the Czars that just take up space and get a free ride.
I AGREE NO CZARS !! YES TREY / SARAH / BEN IN AN OFFICE NOT SURE ABOUT VICE PRES .!! CRUZ IS A VERY BIG QUESTION TO ME ????
Ted Cruz is not a natural born citizen, he cannot be president or vice president.
but will enough others NOT disagree?
What will the SCOTUS say?
They would say:........ "Pass me my drool-cup ? "
The SCOTUS has already acknowledged, both the term and the definition of a Natural-Born-Citizen.
But. they also said that ObamaCare was constitutional.
I guess it depends on who's paying them to say what.
As for the others........freedom is not free........each of us as freemen, have obligations, responsibilities and civic duties we must accept, to maintain that freedom.
I the people won't do what they need to do to stay free............................................
Please share this short video with those who don't yet know how the real power decisions are made in D.C.
When the IRS stopped 300 Conservative organizations from forming their non-profits, they took a lot of sting out of the Tea Party movement.
The Tea Party is based on individuals across the country forming political ties and associations.
We're missing those ties and associations.
What's left are bigger organizations that are more limited in scope.
We are fighting our own money. The government subsidizes anti-American organizations in one form or the other.
They will never be stopped without the citizens also contributing to their own organizations.
You just have to be smart about it.
"True the Vote" and "Judicial Watch" are two groups that got direct results. Groups like these should be supported.
Make up your own list. Make sure that the people you support are getting results, but, they have to be supported, there is no way around it.
There are many ways to wage war against the Federal Government. Not only does the House control the purse strings so do We the People. If they steal the nomination at the GOP convention We the people must show them who's boss. All Americans must withhold all money to the Federal Government stop all automatic withdrawals from your paychecks. Your tax liability does not have to be paid until April 15th of the following year. Put your money in your savings acct., under your bed, in a home safe. Don't allow them to have a dime until the last min.... Don't do any service to any Federal Government facility. No cleaning, no trash pick up, no computer maintenance services, no food sold to Federal employees. All truckers stop their trucks and SHUT DOWN AMERICA UNTIL THEY GET THE MESSAGE THAT WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY MORE OF THEIR COMMUNIST NEW WORLD ORDER CRAP. Demand they return our country to a Constitutional Republic. Take away their money withdraw all investments, stock in Wall Street, roll IRA's and 401K's into gold as the economists have been advising. Then if that for some reason doesn't work violence is another option. However be advised if violence is our only option, Obama and the Democrats have already signed papers with Cuba to have 250,000 troops enter the USA and they can be here along with UN troops within 6 hours. So if war is our only way to retain our freedom be prepared for it to be very bloody. Our time is now if we let them get away with shoving their establishment puppet down our throats then be prepared to be a NWO Communist Dictatorship ruled by the elite of the world. Anyone who doesn't believe me go on the UN website and read for yourselves what their plans are for We the People. It's all in black and white. Agenda 21 & Agenda 2030...The NWO plans to decrease the worlds population by minimum 3 billion people. Their plan is to control every single aspect of our lives and our children's lives. We will be servants of the New World Order and comply or die!!! I encourage all Americans to take away their money, stop automatic withholding from your payroll now.