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Posted on 04/13/2016 3:07:05 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration
TED CRUZ: TRACY FLICK WITH A D*CK
April 13, 2016
Before we begin, can we stop referring to Wisconsin as "Midwestern nice"? That's all we've heard since Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump there: Wisconsinites are just so nice, they couldn't abide Trump's rough style.
Does anyone remember the whole taking over the capitol thing? How they nearly recalled a sitting governor a few years ago? Remember the protesters fighting with cops, rounds of arrests in the rotunda, the drum circles and chanting? How about the midnight raids on citizens for supporting the "Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill"?
Wisconsin is a lot of things, but "nice" is not one of them. "Soviet" is more like it. It was always a bad state for Trump because there are virtually no immigrants in Wisconsin, and peevish Wisconsinites refused to believe the rest of the country about the cultural mores we're bringing in. (Like slavery! NBC, San Diego, April 9, 2016: "Feds Rescue Trafficking Victim Locked in San Diego Home.")
Another misconception sweeping the nation is that when state Republican parties disregard the voters and give all their delegates to Cruz, they are merely following THE RULES, and Trump is an idiot for not knowing THE RULES.
That's what the Colorado GOP did, what the Tennessee and Louisiana parties are trying to do -- and what many other states may do, all under the careful tutelage of Tracy Flick Cruz.
I keep asking someone to send me a copy of THE RULES that direct state parties to ignore the voters and pick their own slate of delegates, but no one can cite such a rule. So I read through "The Rules of the Republican Party" myself -- and guess what? There's no rule instructing state parties to ignore the voters!
To the contrary, the rules were recently rewritten so that delegate selection would "reflect the results of statewide presidential preference elections," according to a statement by Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus. (The nerds will tell us, that's "legislative history," not THE RULES.)
Apparently, what people mean by THE RULES is that there is no RNC rule specifically prohibiting a state party from giving all the delegates to a single nominee, even if that is demonstrably at odds with the will of the voters.
The state parties are given a lot of discretion, so Cruz harasses and cajoles the local party until it awards all the state's delegates to him. Trump keeps winning elections, and Cruz keeps winning sneaky procedural victories.
Until Cruz won a primary in mean-as-a-snake Wisconsin, he hadn't won a single primary -- i.e., an "election" -- outside of his home state, a sister state and a state where Trump didn't campaign. In fact, until cantankerous Wisconsin, the only primary where Cruz managed to surpass 34 percent of the vote was his home state of Texas -- where he got 43.8 percent.
(Contrary to lies you read in The New York Times, Trump has not complained about any of those races. And you know why? Because they were elections, not corrupt backroom maneuvering. Hey - does anyone know if the general election is won by influence-peddling with tiny groups of insiders or is it by winning elections?)
It's as if Cruz and Trump are playing different sports: Trump keeps belting home runs, while Cruz is berating the umpire until he calls a balk, then prances to home base, telling everyone he hit a grand slam.
True, there's no rule explicitly disallowing a state party from rigging the delegate selection. There's also no rule explicitly disallowing a state party from giving all its delegates to Kim Kardashian.
By that logic, THE RULES also say that a majority of Supreme Court justices can discover a right to abortion, gay marriage or free unicorn rides in the Constitution. There's nothing stopping them, because, as a procedural matter, they get the last word. Those are THE RULES. (And THE RULES "have been known" for centuries!)
But that's very different from saying, See, here it is in black and white: "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
There's no way to appeal a Supreme Court ruling, just as there's no way to prohibit a state party from doing whatever it wants. But I wouldn't go around boasting, "It's THE RULES!" No, you found a procedural loophole.
A blog post attacking Trump-supporter Larry Lindsey claimed it was Lindsey's own damn fault that he wasn't allowed to participate in the Colorado convention last weekend. Remember, this comes from a post defending what the state GOP did:
"Early on in the saga, Lindsey wrote, 'This year, I decided that as important as this election is to the future of our nation, that I needed to be involved in the Colorado Caucus. I attended the Douglas County Assembly, and then the County Caucus and was elected as a delegate.'
"OK, hold up right there. Lindsey would have had to first attend a precinct caucus before a county assembly ..."
AHA! We've got you, Larry! Please -- get a life. Exactly how many assemblies and caucuses was Larry required to attend? Do you need to read more to know what a weaselly nerd Cruz is?
Cruz is Tracy Flick in "Election." He believes he deserves to win, God chose him to win -- and if he starts to lose, well, then he'll cheat. Victory goes to the pushy.
Dear Lord Jesus, I do not often speak with you and ask for things, but now,I really must insist that you help me win the election tomorrow because I deserve it and Donald Trump doesn't, as you well know.
Imagine what nightmare a Cruz presidency would be! This is now the second time Cruz has forced me to research something his supporters were lying about -- the last time was on Cruz's alleged eligibility to be president, despite being born in Canada. (He's not a "natural born citizen," but I enjoyed reading all those Supreme Court opinions!)
Instead of fun stuff like building a wall, bringing manufacturing home and getting tired of winning so much, we'll have to keep reading through centuries of British common law and RNC rulebooks until, out of exhaustion, we give in, and let Cruz run for student council president.
COPYRIGHT 2016 ANN COULTER
“Wisconsin is a lot of things, but “nice” is not one of them”......
Obviously you know NOTHING about the good people of Wisconsin. You have judged the entire population of our state by a group of people from Milwaukee and Madison. NEVER ever judge all of Wisconsin by those groups. There are one hell of a lot of good, no, great people, some even living in those cites, who want nothing to do with liberals who infested those two communist territories. So apologize to those of us who are not part of that crowd.
It’s what all tRump supporters have devolved into.
Oops: I obviously meant work, not “wort” (plant) - but if I had written wart, that might have been all right.
I guess so.
This is what passes for “conservative” journalism nowadays.
Can’t say I was ever really an Ann Coulter fan.
Now I know why.
Under regulations established in the 1980s, delegates cannot take money from corporations, labor unions, federal contractors or foreign nationals. But an individual donor is permitted to give a delegate unlimited sums to support his or her efforts to get selected to go to the convention, including money to defray the costs of travel and lodging.
Third time is the charm! :-)
Lol! Nice Work.
Has Ann gone bat guano crazy? So states that don't allow Democrats to select the GOP candidate are somehow evil? And they adopted rules to help ... Ted Cruz? He must be really amazing to anticipate exactly where the campaign would be a year in advance and then fly all over the country in time to change the rules so that they would work perfectly just for him right at this moment. What an amazing candidate!
Instead of attacking Ted Cruz for playing by the rules, she should be complaining about the dysfunctional Trump campaign. He has virtually no ground game, and sometimes doesn't even know when to show up - see his latest Washington state fiasco. Is this a serious campaign for POTUS, or just another reality TV show Ann?
Trump has NEVER topped 50% in any state. His best performance 49.31 was in THE MOST PROGRESSIVE STATE ON THE PLANET, politically just to the left of North Korea. Yep, that Trump fella is a force to be reckoned with. He's unstoppable. I promise you what people in Taxachusetts want in a President is WILDLY different from most Americans, especially Christians and Conservatives. BTW - Has Cruz whined and complained about the Hawaii, Minnesota, Nevada, or Kentucky caucuses? I wonder why not? Now that the field is narrowed and Conservatives aren't splitting their votes 3-5 ways, it will get much harder for Trump to win any state, except his mind-numbed progressive friends in the Northeast. Enjoy that lead while you have it, and oh by the way, have Trump read the rules.
Speaking of Texas, there were 14 people on the ballot when early voting began, and a massive influx of DNC voters/rent-a-Trump-mob types in the open primary. Even with all those advantages, Cruz still beat Trump by almost 500,000 votes. Setting aside the votes for Cruz, in the MOST RELIABLY CONSERVATIVE STATE IN THE UNION, more people voted AGAINST the progressive reality tv star than for him - (837,154 to 757,489). Don't know how one spins that as a negative for Cruz, but its certainly NOT a positive for Trump moving forward.
The primary system in recent years has given us 2 progressives - McCain, Romney, and now a hard core NYC values big government progressive - Trump, is leading. After watching far too many Democrats vote in the GOP primary in Texas, I'm leaning more towards a caucus or closed primary in the future. The GOP cannot allow progressives, especially Democrat crossovers to have so much influence over our nominee. Ann may be happy nominating Obama-lite and Hillary-lite, but its the fastest way to kill turnout among Conservatives and Christians, and is disastrous for local and state races down the ticket. They are terrified at the prospect of Trump at the top of the ticket. What a nightmare that would be, even in reliably Conservative districts/counties/states.
Has Ann settled on a gender yet?
Thank you for posting this. I cannot believe Cruz will be helped by this style of “winning.” The most likely scenarios is the electorate gets so ticked off they stay home.
“Wow, is Ann taking all her columns directly from FR arguments now?”
Common sense is...............just common.
I signed up with the CO Republican Party, at their invitation, in February, to be notified of where I could attend my local Caucus.
I received a confirmation email letting me know I was on the list.
I’ll let everyone know when and where I attend.
Although someone told me the Caucus for CO was March 1.
Path to certain failure: NeverTrump + NeverCruz = NeverWin = LostSCOTUS = LostFreedom = LostNation
by Jim Robinson
Preach it, brother!
I love that movie, “Election”.
Tracy Flick with a ****, wow.
Annie is really outdoing herself with the deranged garbage she’s writing.
Ann shining the light on the cockroaches again. Sure glad she’s on our side.
That movie is awesome.
You are overreacting to Ann Coulter, who is obviously speaking in the context of politics, and who is habitually histrionic in style.
All (all!) of my people come from Wisconsin. I am very well acquainted with the state, and with its corrosive effect on our nation.
Would you be similarly outraged on behalf of the staunch conservatives in Orange County or Fresno County of California (I doubt it), or would you be reasonably understanding when people of other states categorically and harshly denounce California, both socially and politically?
The truth is that the decent, conservative people of Wisconsin and California have allowed their states to be completely subverted by de facto communists; they therefore deserve some of the blame.
To a lesser degree, conservatives throughout America deserve the blame for our country’s state: While leftists are eternally aggressive, we have been consistently passive, and have allowed them to take over all institutions.
The bottom line is: Wisconsin has been a communistic force in this nation much longer than California.
Ah - yeah. Still waiting I see! (Well, in four years maybe they’ll have it figured out.)
It sounds to me like maybe the CO GOP needs to get their act together if so many people are really that confused.
However, it also points out that one needs to be proactive on this stuff too. I did a quick google search on “colorado caucus locations” and it popped up with a website saying March 1 (yes - you missed it) and a place to type in your address to see which one of over 2900 precinct locations you would attend.
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