Thursday, March 17, 2016


One Citizen Speaking...


Posted: 16 Mar 2016 12:34 PM PDT

It appears that Donald Trump has taken a lesson from the Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals and used Rule #5 (“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.) to ridicule Hillary Clinton …  

Is this what we want for a President? by @realdonaldtrump


Posted: 16 Mar 2016 12:55 PM PDT

The March 21st GOP debate in Salt Lake City has been canceled …


In a stunning show of cowardice, Trump has proven he is not ready for the presidency and is afraid of Ted Cruz. 


Donald Trump announced that he would not participate, followed by John Kasich, leaving event sponsors, Fox News, to cancel the debate.

“I thought the last debate on CNN was the last debate, that was going to be it. Nobody told me there were going to be more debates” the billionaire said. “I think we’ve had enough debates.”

GOP presidential debate in SLC canceled

Monday's GOP presidential debate scheduled here in Utah has been canceled, FOX 13 News has confirmed.

The decision to cancel the debate followed Donald Trump's announcement on "FOX & Friends" that he would not be appearing. Instead, he said he would be appearing at a pro-Israel group's event on Monday night. Trump dropping out led John Kasich to indicate he would not be appearing at Monday's debate.

Following phone conferences between FOX News Channel and the Republican National Committee, the event was canceled, representatives for the Salt Palace confirmed. Utah Republican Party officials told FOX 13 it was Kasich's decision to back out of Monday's debate that killed it. Ted Cruz would have been the only candidate on stage.

Source: GOP presidential debate in SLC canceled |


Posted: 16 Mar 2016 10:43 AM PDT

Something stinks in the GOP as the establishment leadership plot to thwart the will of “We the People” and to disenfranchise the Trump an Cruz voters because both men are wild cards when it comes to continuing crony capitalism and leaving Washington’s dung heap intact. 

The devil is in the details …

A convention rule adopted in the 2012 convention at the behest of Mitt Romney who feared delegate dilution by populist libertarian Ron Paul specifies that to be a viable selection, a candidate must win the majority of delegates in eight states or territories. Of course, pre-convention maneuvering or floor actions preceding any candidate name being entered can affect how business is done.  

We choose the nominee, not the voters: Senior GOP official

Curly Haugland, RNC Rules Committee, and Gary Emineth, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party, talk about Republican convention rules and why it could lead to a contested convention. 

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. 

Source: We choose the nominee, not the voters: Senior GOP official

John Boehner, the country club crybaby who typifies the establishment elaborates …

Boehner backs Paul Ryan for president

Former Speaker John Boehner said Paul Ryan should be the Republican nominee for president if the party fails to choose a candidate on the first ballot.

"If we don't have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I'm for none of the above," Boehner said at the Futures Industry Association conference here. "They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I'm for none of the above. I'm for Paul Ryan to be our nominee." 

Source: Boehner backs Paul Ryan for president - POLITICO

Now is the time for John Kasich to step aside …



While any candidate should be free to compete until the bitter end, common decency and love of country should prevail. John Kasich who has zero mathematical probability for a path to a first-vote nomination should gracefully bow out – even to the extent of not participating in the March 21, 2016 presidential debate sponsored by the unfair and unbalanced Fox News, the “Trump Network.” The idea that Trump dominates the news cycle by manipulating the news with outrageous statements should be moderated. 


  • Trump needs 591 delegates to take the first ballot. (1,237 – 646) 
  • Cruz needs 841 delegates to take the first ballot (1,237 – 396) 
  • Rubio needs 1,068 delegates to take the first ballot (1,237 – 169) 
  • Kasich needs 1,095 delegates to take the first ballot (1,237 – 142) 

There are an estimated 2,472 delegates available (Source) and Trump, Cruz, and Rubio have 1,211, leaving 1,261 delegates open. Of which Kasich would need approximately 89% of the remaining delegates to reach a first ballot victory. An impossible scenario. 

Since anyone can apparently be nominated by the party’s leaders after the first ballot, there is no downside for Kasich stepping aside at this point in time. 

Bottom line …

Politics is a dirty game of power, money, and pure arm-twisting. We are so screwed when our party’s leaders and candidates put themselves ahead of our national interests. At this point in time we need a constitutional conservative in office; not a free-spending crony capitalist establishment candidate pandering to the special interests and usual suspects. Ted Cruz has proven he can beat Trump, he certainly can beat Hillary Clinton, and he is the right man at the right time in our nation’s history.

-- steve 


Posted: 15 Mar 2016 10:03 PM PDT

If you listen to the lamestream media, or even Fox News, billionaire bully boy Donald Trump has a clear ascendancy path to the GOP nomination. Unfortunately, unless John Kasich will put his country before his personal ambition, there might be a contested convention and the “status quo” establishment will prevail. Giving us four more years of crony capitalism and waste, fraud, and abuse – or a direct line to progressive socialism/communism.


Are the progressive socialist democrats are using Donald Trump as a stalking horse to hijack the GOP? trojantrump

Trump is no conservative, he is a lucky billionaire buffoon at the right place at the right time. In fact he admits to being more a progressive socialist democrat than a republican …

Trump in '04: 'I probably identify more as Democrat'

Before Donald Trump was a front-running Republican presidential candidate, the real estate mogul believed that the nation's economy ran better when Democrats were in control and that Hillary Clinton would be a strong negotiator with foreign nations.

"In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat," Trump told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in a 2004 interview. "It just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans. Now, it shouldn't be that way. But if you go back, I mean it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats. ...But certainly we had some very good economies under Democrats, as well as Republicans. But we've had some pretty bad disaster under the Republicans." <Source: CNN News>

The truth is that Donald Trump is a New York Liberal and Kasich is an establishment spoiler …

New York Liberals … 


Bottom line …

Remember it is not about the number of states that are won, it is all about the number of delegates and who can get to 1,237 first. If nobody gets 1,237, you go to a contested convention.

There should only be two people standing on the Fox Stage and only two candidates left in the race: Donald Trump representing establishment authoritarian crony capitalism and Ted Cruz representing constitutional conservatism.

If Trump loses to a pre-indictment Hillary, we are screwed.

If Trump wins, we are screwed.

And, if Hillary wins and is indicted, we get her Vice President as the new Barack Obama, and we are screwed.

The deck is stacked unless Ted Cruz has a breakout.

-- steve