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Cuban-American Businessman Warns at RNC: I Hear Echoes of Castro in Chicago, Portland


Reported by FRANCES MARTEL | 

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/08/24/cuban-american-businessman-warns-at-rnc-i-hear-echoes-of-castro-in-chicago-portland/

Cuban-American businessman Máximo Álvarez, who came to the U.S. alone as a child under Operation Peter Pan, warned the audience at the Republican National Convention (RNC) Monday that the promises and mob violence characterizing the modern left remind him of the nation he fled.

“I’m speaking to you today because I’ve seen people like this before. I’ve seen movements like this before. I’ve seen ideas like this before and I’m here to tell you, we cannot let them take over our country,” Álvarez asserted, referring both to Democrat Party presidential nominee Joe Biden and to the socialist faction of the party that largely supported rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

The businessman – founder of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors in Florida – specifically cited the “defund the police” movement and calls for universal health care and other socialist policies as “echoes” of the vows Fidel Castro made before seizing power in Cuba.

“Those false promises — spread the wealth, defund the police, trust a socialist state more than your family and your community —  they don’t sound radical to my ears. They sound familiar,” he continued. “When Fidel Castro was asked if he was a communist, he said he was a Roman Catholic. He knew he had to hide the truth. But the country I was born in is gone, totally destroyed.”

“When I watch the news in Seattle and Chicago and Portland, when I see history being rewritten, when I hear the promises—I hear echoes of a former life I never wanted to hear again. I see shadows I thought I had outrun,” Álvarez continued. “I heard the promises of Fidel Castro. And I can never forget all those who grew up around me, who looked like me, who suffered and starved and died because they believed those empty promises. They swallowed the communist poison pill.”

Álvarez was one of over 14,000 children whose parents sent them to America alone under Operation Peter Pan,” in which America agreed to take the children in cases where the communist regime would not allow families to escape together. While many families later reunited after sending their children to freedom first, thousands of other children never saw their parents again.

“I know all about the past — I’ll never forget my own. My family has fled totalitarianism and communism. And more than once. First, my dad from Spain, then from Cuba,” Álvarez relayed. “But my family is done running away. By the grace of God, I have lived the American dream — the greatest blessing I’ve ever had. My dad, who only had a sixth-grade education told me, ‘don’t lose this place. You’ll never be as lucky as me.’”

“I’m speaking to you today because my family is done abandoning what we rightfully earned. There is no place to hide,” he insisted.

The businessman then praised President Donald Trump for his work in combatting leftist ideals.

“I’m speaking to you today because President Trump may not always be politically correct … our president is just another family man,” Álvarez warned. “President Trump is fighting the forces of anarchy and communism. And I know he will continue to do just that. And what about his opponent? I have no doubt they will hand the country over to those dangerous forces.”

“I choose President Trump because I choose America. I choose freedom,” he concluded.

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Exclusive: Donald Trump Attempts to Revolutionize GOP Fundraising; Consultant Class Pushes Back


Written by Matthew Boyle | Washington, D.C.

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/12/donald-trump-attempt-revolutionize-gop-fundraising-consultant-class-pushes-back/

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President Donald Trump, his 2020 re-election campaign, and the Republican National Committee (RNC) are attempting to revolutionize GOP fundraising by bringing the whole process for all party candidates under one roof in an outfit called “WinRed,” but some in the consultant class who stand to lose significant business are fighting back against it.

Democrats have had, for more than a decade under their banner fundraising tool “ActBlue,” essential uniformity, especially among small-dollar donors with a tool that allows them to, at peak effectiveness, steer dollars to where they are most needed to win elections. Republicans, because they have used a variety of fundraising vendors and tools across a disparate array of firms, have essentially been at a disadvantage as a party.

In late June, Politicos Alex Isenstadt explained the thinking behind WinRed in a piece just ahead of its launch:

Republicans are set to launch a long-awaited, much-delayed online fundraising platform on Monday, a move aimed at closing Democrats’ massive small-donor money advantage ahead of the 2020 election.

WinRed is being billed as the GOP’s answer to the Democratic Party’s ActBlue, which has already amassed over $174 million this year. The new tool is intended to reshape the GOP’s fundraising apparatus by creating a centralized, one-stop shop for online Republican giving, which the party has lacked to this point.

The launch caps months of behind-the-scenes discussions involving top Republicans. President Donald Trump and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner were involved, as were GOP congressional leaders and mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. The end product, Republican leaders hope, will fill a gaping void in the party’s machinery.

The RNC and the Trump campaign envision WinRed as the future of GOP fundraising.

“WinRed has the full backing of President Trump and his campaign,” Mike Reed, a senior RNC official, told Breitbart News on Friday. “WinRed is a revolutionary tool in the fundraising arsenal for Republicans that will transform the way GOP candidates and conservative causes across the country raise money. This platform offers candidates and committees convenience, a user-friendly interface, and allows them to efficiently raise money while allowing supporters to more effectively donate to candidates with like-minded beliefs.”

Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, added in a statement to Breitbart News that the GOP committees and president’s campaign are fully behind WinRed and expect all candidates, state parties, and other political action committees (PACs) affiliated with the GOP to get on the WinRed platform.

“There’s a reason President Trump and all the major GOP campaign committees are united behind WinRed: it has the best technology and data integration that will lift all conservative boats and actually help Republicans win in 2020,” Parscale said.

Republican officials insist that all candidates will have access to the WinRed platform, no Republican will be barred from it for any reason including anti-establishment primary challengers, and that all candidates and party committees nationwide are encouraged to sign onto it because uniformity on this front is the only way the GOP can create a true grassroots countermeasure to the left’s ActBlue fundraising machine. Putting their finger on the scale by barring anyone access to the platform, party officials agree, would be harmful to the overall goal of building a grassroots machine that they say they only have an opportunity while Trump is president to get up and running because of his unique ability to connect with small-dollar donors. In other words, the GOP views this setup as the long-term future of the party’s fundraising apparatus and is working to ensure that they seize this chance to implement it party-wide.

A problem Republicans are running into as they seek to implement WinRed across the GOP with all candidates and committees is pushback from consultants with other competing technology. For it to process fundraising donations, WinRed has contracted with Revv–which is a vendor that serves a back-end fundraising platform. Trump’s campaign has used Revv for years. Competing processor Anedot has created a competing website that used the RNC’s and the president’s likeness to try to hit back at the party for not being the selected vendor.

Part of the reason why party officials selected Revv over Anedot, however, is because Revv is partisan and only works with Republicans, but Anedot is nonpartisan and does work with candidates and people outside the Republican Party. While Democrats are all on ActBlue, Anedot has done fundraising work with Never Trump types like Evan McMullin and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld–who is challenging Trump in the GOP primary in 2020, but polling in the single digits at best–and bills itself as a nonpartisan firm. Revv, on the other hand, is partisan–and only works with Republicans–hence the GOP’s decision to choose that route as the way to go.

“The decision to not use Anedot was made in part because of their long history of working with scam PACs,” the RNC’s Reed added in his quote to Breitbart News. “Anedot also positions itself as a non-partisan entity. It obviously makes more sense for the RNC to work with a platform that is aligned completely with the Republican Party and the president.”

But Anedot, which previously has done significant amounts of work with many senior Republicans, ranging from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to House GOP leaders to many state parties and lawmakers across the party, stands to lose that business as the RNC and GOP across the board make the shift to WinRed and, by extension, Revv. As such, in response, Anedot recently launched a website called Give.GOP that, until the GOP sent cease-and-desist letters demanding they be removed, included imagery that had the GOP’s likeness on them.

In a follow-up story this week, Politico’s Isenstadt wrote about the rising tensions inside the GOP over the WinRed fight with Anedot:

Tensions over the future of the GOP’s grassroots fundraising are reaching a breaking point, with the national party turning to strong-arm tactics to get Republicans behind its new, Donald Trump-endorsed platform for small donors.

The Republican National Committee is threatening to withhold support from party candidates who refuse to use WinRed, the party’s newly established online fundraising tool. And the RNC, along with the party’s Senate and gubernatorial campaign arms, are threatening legal action against a rival donation vehicle.

The moves illustrate how Republican leaders are waging a determined campaign to make WinRed the sole provider of its small donor infrastructure — and to torpedo any competitors.

On Monday, the RNC sent an eight-page cease-and-desist letter to Paul Dietzel, a Republican digital strategist who earlier this month launched Give.GOP, a fundraising platform that includes a directory through which donors can give to party candidates and organizations. In the letter, RNC chief counsel Justin Riemer writes that while Give.GOP has a page inviting donors to give to the RNC, the committee hasn’t yet received any funds from the platform or received any outreach from it. Riemer also accuses Dietzel of using the committee’s trademark and logo without its permission.

The cease-and-desist letter from the RNC, provided to Breitbart News, also questions where the money from Give.GOP is going and how it would be provided to the party committees if it does end up going there. There is no answer to that question from the Anedot leaders at this stage, which has party leaders concerned that anyone who gives to Give.GOP could be getting hoodwinked into donating to a structure that does not help the party or the president or Republican candidates but, instead, is enriching political consultants attempting to hold onto the cash flow they are likely to lose if WinRed is implemented across the board as the Trump campaign and party officials envision.

Regarding the Anedot situation, Trump’s campaign manager, Parscale, in his quote to Breitbart News, described it as a “scheme” that hurts the GOP and helps Democrats.

“This is the same kind of scheme that has prevented Republicans for having an answer to ActBlue for 15 years,” Parscale said.

While WinRed was just rolled out a couple of weeks ago, party officials are working across the country with candidates, state parties, and other party fundraising vehicles to implement it universally–and are convinced that if it can be utilized everywhere, they can stand up to ActBlue once and for all down the road. It remains to be seen if the GOP will be successful in doing this, but if they pull it off–and if they are able to do it without hurting grassroots anti-establishment candidates–it could, in theory, be a major step forward for Republicans. Couple this machine with GOP fundraising numbers at record levels, and Republicans believe they can significantly strengthen their chances in elections down the road long into the future.

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The GOP plan to use Pelosi against the Democrats in the 2018 midterm election.

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Mueller hires large staff of democrat prosecutors giving critics reason to cry foul.

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The Shooting in Alexandra has brought both parties together for a brief moment, kind of.

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GOP Spent $42 Million on Romney in TV Ads in 2012 – $0 Spent for Trump in 2016


waving flagAuthored by Michael Snyder

URL of the original posting site: http://freedomoutpost.com/gop-spent-42-million-on-romney-in-tv-ads-in-2012-0-spent-for-trump-in-2016/

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With so much stacked against him, can Donald Trump pull off a miracle and actually win this election? Right at this moment, things are looking quite grim for the Trump campaign. Following the release of the lewd audio tape, six women have come forward and have accused him of doing the exact sorts of things that he admitted to on that tape, and the mainstream media is going after him with all they’ve got. Of course the Clintons have done far worse things than Trump has, and that is the case that Trump must make to the American people in the last 25 days of this election. But it certainly isn’t helping that Trump is receiving very little help from his own party. In fact, earlier today Politico published an article entitled “RNC TV ad spending for Trump: $0” which documented the fact that the Republican National Committee has not spent a single penny on television advertising for Trump so far in 2016.

If the Republican National Committee had treated past candidates similarly, this wouldn’t be an issue. But as Politico has pointed out, that definitely is not the case…

In 2004, the committee spent $18.2 million on independent expenditures — or IEs, in campaign parlance — boosting George W. Bush’s reelection bid. In2008, the RNC’s IE spending surged to$53.5 million in support of John McCain’s campaign against Barack Obama. And in 2012, the RNC spent$42.4 million on IEs boosting Mitt Romney or opposing President Obama — with nearly 80 percent of the spending occurring before mid-October.

By contrast, this cycle the RNC has spentonly $321,000 on independent expenditures attacking Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. And all of that spending occurred last fall — before Trump had emerged as the leader for the GOP presidential nomination.

This revelation comes at a time when the Trump campaign is in full-blown crisis mode.

Since the second debate, six different women have come forward with allegations that Trump either groped them or kissed them against their will. The following summary of these allegations comes from the Daily Mail

Temple Taggert, who competed as Miss Utah in the 1997 Miss USA pageant claims that Trump kissed her on the lips against her will.

Cassandra Searles, who served as Miss Washington in the 2013 pageant, claims that Trump ‘grabbed her a**’ and invited her back to his hotel room during the competition.

Natasha Stoynoff was interviewing Trump at Mar-a-Lago back in 2005 when she claims that Trump began ‘forcing his tongue down [her] throat.’

Mindy McGillivray claims she was also at Mar-a-Lago when she was groped by Trump.

Rachel Crooks claims Trump kissed her on the lips against her will in 2005, and Jessica Leeds alleged that Trump sexually assaulted her on a plane three decades ago.

Are these allegations true?

I don’t know. But it is certainly alarming that so many women have come forward and that their stories are so similar.

The one man that knows the truth about all of these claims is Donald Trump, and so far Trump isvehemently denying all of the accusations…

“The phony story in the failing @nytimesis a TOTAL FABRICATION. Written by same people as last discredited story on woman. WATCH!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.

He then went on a rant during his afternoon rally in West Palm Beach, Florida, reading off a teleprompter as he claimed, “these were nothing more than false smears,” “these claims are all fabricated,” and “these events never, ever happened.”

Trump attacked the integrity of his female accusers, saying “You take a look at these people…and you’ll understand also.”

Meanwhile, the Trump campaign intends to highlight the crimes of the Clintons as much as they can as we approach election day. In particular, they plan to make a big issue out of the fact that Bill Clinton is a serial sexual predator

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign signaled Wednesday its strategy for combating allegations of sexual misconduct against the Republican nominee: fight fire with fire.

More specifically, the campaign reportedly said it would seek to paint former President Bill Clinton “as Bill Cosby,” the same day multiple women accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances toward them.

The Trump campaign is promising to unveil some new accusers of Bill Clinton that have never been revealed before, and the National Enquirer is reporting that the Clinton campaign is scared to death that some of Hillary’s sexual scandals may be exposed to the public as well.

At this point, most Americans are not really pleased with either candidate. Over these last several weeks, Trump will be trying to show how evil Clinton is, and Clinton will be trying to show how evil Trump is.

But Hillary Clinton has the full power of the mainstream media working for her, and so that is a massive advantage.

And the most recent polls in key battleground states have very good news for Clinton. The following comes from CNN

A trio of state polls released this week show Hillary Clinton’s northern “blue wall” holding, as she carries commanding leads across a series of key states.

The polls — taken after the release of a 2005 recording of Donald Trump talking in a sexually aggressive manner about women — show Clinton leading in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Coupled with Democrats’ advantage in the Electoral College, the slate of polls suggests that only an extremely narrow path to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency remains for Trump, who has staked his candidacy in part on flipping some traditionally Democratic states.

Right now Clinton is ahead of Trump by 7 points in Wisconsin, by 9 points in Pennsylvania, and by 11 points in Michigan.

If Trump plans to pull off a miracle, he has a whole lot of work to do.

And it certainly was not encouraging to hear that Trump has decided to pull out of Virginia in order to devote resources to other states.

Traditionally Virginia has been a key swing state, and so many are taking that as a very bad sign.

If you look at the electoral map, it is very, very difficult to see a path to victory for the Trump campaign at this point. I know that is not what a lot of people want to hear, but it is the truth.

Trump could still prove me wrong by pulling off a historic miracle in November, but with each passing day that is looking less and less likely.

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Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years. Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog. Michael and his wife, Meranda, believe that a great awakening is coming and are working hard to help bring renewal to America. Michael is also the author of the book The Beginning Of The End

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#NeverTrump may be instrumental in helping Hillary save a struggling Obamacare from the ash heap of history.

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WTF: Hillary Has HACKABLE Server, Deletes 33K Work Emails, LIES About It And Trump’s The PROBLEM?!


waving flagPublished on July 28, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2016/07/wtf-hillary-hackable-server-deletes-33k-work-emails-lies-trumps-problem/

Hillary is the only person in American politics who would be able to get away with something as massive as this.

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And then what does she blame everything on?

The Russians of course. Does this make you laugh or weep?

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Never Trump campaign shows how suicidal their efforts may be for there own party and possibly for the country.

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State Rep Devises Way to Guarantee No Republican Will Ever Win Office in California Again


waving flagBy Adrian Vance June 14, 2016

The California “liberals” are at it again, proving what a bunch of liars they are with a new initiative in the name of “greater democracy” when it would make Mussolini blush.   We have to give these people credit and only wonder how long they stay up at night, what they eat, drink and smoke to come up with these tricks as this one is a doozy.  Enough of the tease that is so much the style of Internet pieces; we are only trying to honor the medium.

The general rule for primary elections is that you can only vote only for people in the party to which you are registered unless your state is otherwise.  Some states have “open” primaries, but they are not popular with political parties that apparently want to have more control in spite of the fact open primaries would be better predictors, produce more information and let them fine-tune their messages. They apparently make too much sense and would have had an effect on the recent California primary as so many voters were unhappy with the offerings of either party.  The crossover moves are going to be complicated and unpredictable.

The “Green” party, “Peace and Freedom” and whatever else we have in California the ballots are a mess and where so many of these off-the-wall groups look attractive out-of-season they are frustrating when you are looking at a Clinton-Trump main event and told you cannot get a ticket.  An open primary would solve the problem, but our nimble noggin Democrats saw an evil opportunity in this mess.

Now they are floating a ballot measure that will appear to be an open primary, but give the prize to the top two vote-getters with no party affiliation requirement.  In California, there are many more Democrats than Republicans, as they promise everything but free suckers and never deliver, but our voters seem not to notice. Perhaps we get too much sunshine, ozone or something…

California Assembly member Adam Gray (D-Merced) and the Independent Voter Project jointly announced introduction of a state Constitutional Amendment to create a nonpartisan Presidential ballot so that all California voters have an opportunity to cast a ballot for the candidate of their choice, regardless of their political affiliation, in taxpayer-funded presidential primaries.

shutterstock_274065470“When voters fill out their ballot they expect to be able to vote for their candidate of choice, regardless of political party. While voters have that right in every other state and federal election, their choices are artificially limited when voting for President of the United States,” Gray declared, “My legislation fixes that problem, providing voters the right to vote for whichever candidate they prefer,” but here’s the sneaker under the covers…Partyof Deceit Spin and Lies

California has so many more Democrats than Republicans the top two vote getters would be Democrats every time!  We would never see another Republican US Senator or Representative from California until the end of time if this amendment to the California Constitution passes!  The Democrats promise everything, deliver little, pile up debt, even where illegal, as in California and steal the people blind in shady land deals, contract kickbacks and just plain bureau squandering.

We have only recently exposed the trick they have been pulling of giving Republicans “Provisional” ballots, which they do not have to count unless the election goes into dispute. That will never happen if they repress even 10% of the Republican votes.  Add the cemetery and illegal alien votes, and it is no wonder California is terminally Democrat.  It will take much more than “The Big One” earthquake to change California, and especially now that the businessmen are all moving to Texas.  They tend to all be Republicans and now are making the only legal protest they can make, leave.

The Democrats have been very successful at getting their people in election management positions where they could pull tricks like the provisional ballot for Republicans, but the practice has been exposed and is now said not to be happening, but read your ballot in California.  Somewhere it may say “Provisional.”  There is an active movement afoot to eliminate all California Republicans

Over 18,000 California voters signed a petition in support of the bill for this legislation, but the resolution died in the Assembly Elections Committee early in this year when the leaders got cold feet.  The bill was apparently just too obvious even for this bunch of scoundrels. 

It is claimed this new Constitutional amendment would resolve a number of significant issues related to voting rights and election administration, including:

(1) Instead of separate ballots with different rules for each party, the state would issue one ballot listing all the candidates.

(2) Every voter gets to vote for the candidate of their choice, regardless of party affiliation.

(3) Independent candidates can participate for the first time, and  

(4) Political parties get to choose whether to count the votes of non-members, adding, “If political parties want to write the rules then they should pay for the primary elections themselves instead of asking taxpayers to foot the bill.”

Talk about putting lipstick on a pig!  Where Democrats so greatly outnumber Republicans, and everyone else in the California electorate, no other party would ever see the light of day in elections.  All would fade away in three or four election cycles. Somehow you get the feeling that they built the California Democratic Party for all the guys who miss the banana republics from whence they came so the game now is “kill all California Republicans.”

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Trump effect: Convention rule changes off the table for RNC’s spring meeting


waving flagReported by – The Washington Times – Wednesday, April 13, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/13/gop-convention-rule-changes-table-rncs-spring-meet

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to supporters after a rally at Griffiss International Airport on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Rome, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Don’t expect changes to the convention rules when the Republican National Committee holds its spring meeting next week in Hollywood, Florida, a party official said Wednesday. Members agreed in a recent conference call that changing the rules now with the looming possibility of a contested convention would give the impression that they were trying to rig the process, said Peter Feaman, a RNC committeeman from Florida and a member of the party’s rules committee.

“The consensus was that the RNC rules committee is going to specifically steer clear of any proposed convention rules changes because we don’t want the RNC perceived as somehow wanting to manipulate the process one way or another,” he said.

The quarterly meeting next week will be the last time RNC members get together before the Republican National Convention in July in Cleveland. However, that doesn’t mean the rules won’t be tinkered with before convention ballots are cast. The convention’s own rules committee, which is made up of delegates as well as party officials, will be able to make changes before the convention doors opens.Help destroy

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 4, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

“Our inclination is to let them do their thing at the convention, and we’re just going to leave it alone next week and not even go there,” Mr. Feaman said.yeah right

The rules have become a focus of the Republican contest as the GOP establishment tries to block front-runner Donald Trump from securing the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination, forcing multiple ballots in Cleveland for rivals Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich or maybe others from outside the race to seize the nomination.

Much of the speculation about rule changes have focused on Rule 40b, which was adopted at the 2012 Republican National Convention and says candidates must come in with a majority of delegates from at least eight states before they can be nominated and put to a vote.

Only Mr. Trump clearly qualifies right now under Rule 40b, though the other candidates say they will meet the threshold by the convention.no more rinos

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RNC – ruling class rules designed to keep the outsider out.

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The System is Rigged: RNC to Adopt DNC Rules to Stump Trump


waving flagWritten By Suzanne Hamner

Yesterday, it was reported that Republican “establishment figures” gathered in Washington, DC to “lunch” and foment a plan to derail Donald Trump. Of course, this is only one plan in the works hatched by Republican oligarchs to place their desired “golden boy” or another loser in the election against another Democrat, socialist/communist. Desperation is running rampant among Republicans. The question is “how desperate is the Republican Party to thwart Donald Trump?”

On Friday, the Republican National Standing Rules Committee informed its “membership convention delegates are not bound to the will of Americans who voted in the primary.” If this is the case, what is the point in having a primary?

Infowars.com reports:

Curly Haugland of the Republican National Committeeman for North Dakota said in a letter sent out on March 11 delegates may “vote according to their personal choice in all matters to come before the Republican National Convention, including the vote to nominate the Republican Candidate for President” and disregard voters. 

Haugland dismisses primaries as “nearly worthless ‘beauty contests'” and believes delegates “have been bound only once in the history of the Republican Party.”

According to the letter sent by Haugland, “In 1976, the Ford campaign, afraid of losing “pledged” delegates to Reagan forces and having the strength of delegate numbers needed, forced the adoption of the “Justice Resolution” which amended the convention rules to bind the delegates to cast their convention votes according to the results of binding primaries. This historic event was the first convention in the history of the Republican Party where the delegates were denied the freedom to vote as they wished in the nomination vote for President. And, 1976 was also the last time delegates have been bound by convention rules to cast their votes according to the results of binding primary elections, since the 1980 convention rescinded the Justice Resolution entirely restoring the prohibition of binding.”

In other words, every delegate is a superdelegate. It is a tactic that has been used by the Democrat Party for years. As Nate Silver explains, “Superdelegates were created in part to give Democratic Party elites the opportunity to put their finger on the scale and prevent nominations like those of George McGovern in 1972 or Jimmy Carter in 1976, which displeased party insiders.”

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democratic National Committee chair, admitted in February the system is rigged, but for the sake of diversity.

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 grass-roots 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 grass-roots 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.Leftist Propagandist

She further clarified to make this more pleasant to the PC sensitive in the Democratic Party.

We separate those so that we don’t have elected officials and party leaders running against the activists, but want to make sure are helping to diversify our convention. That is something we take great pride in. A Native-American cancer survivor. Those people should have an opportunity to be delegates, too. And they shouldn’t have to deal with very well-known officials and party leaders. And that’s why we separate them.Leftist Propagandist

This has nothing to do with diversity or making sure “those people” have the opportunity to be delegates as well. It is about rigging the system to insure that establishment Democrats are the ones that end up running as a presidential candidate.

According to an article by Lambert Strethor, cited by Infowars.com, the Democratic Party establishment has not yet rigged the nomination system for Hillary Clinton, but they still could. “…even though Clinton and Sanders tied for the popular vote in Iowa, and Sanders won decisively in New Hampshire, the delegate counts – that is, the delegates who will ultimately nominate the Democratic Presidential candidate – don’t reflect the popular vote.”

Stethor offers a little history noted by Nate Silver.

While Sanders does have a modest 36-32 lead among elected delegates — those that are bound to the candidates based on the results of voting in primaries and caucuses — Clinton leads 362-8 among superdelegates, who are Democratic elected officials and other party insiders allowed to support whichever candidate they like.

If you’re a Sanders supporter, you might think this seems profoundly unfair. And you’d be right: It’s profoundly unfair. Superdelegates were created in part to give Democratic party elites the opportunity to put their finger on the scale and prevent nominations like those of George McGovern in 1972 or Jimmy Carter in 1976, which displeased party insiders.Partyof Deceit Spin and Lies

A chart further down in Strethor’s article shows how in 2008 Hillary Clinton’s early superdelegate lead evaporated to give the nation Barack Hussein Soetoro Soebarkah. It reveals the corporate allegiance of superdelegates during the Obama presidential run: they worked for Goldman Sachs, Verizon, JPMorgan, Pfizer, News Corp., and various Super PACs controlled by corporate clients.”

According to Silver, the Republican Party could stop Trump by using Democratic Party rules. To fully understand how this is possible, the article should be read in its entirety. As Silver points out, Republicans could award the nomination to the “anchor baby” Rubio or questionable “citizen” Cruz based on which rules apply when.no more rinos

The articles by Silver and Strethor are must reads in order to understand fully what America is truly facing in the political election process for president as both parties use the “superdelegates” to give the people of the nation the illusion of choice. Republicans have now adopted the Democratic “rigging” system to “fix” the race among Republican contenders so Donald Trump does not emerge as the convention winner.

In recalling what happened in 2008, Strethor remarks, “And I also remember that when DNC took Michigan delegates away from Clinton and gave them to Obama, they violated procedural rules to do so; like changing the agenda during lunch, IIRC. So these people are not necessarily concerned with the niceties.”

By no means am I a Trump supporter or fan. In fact, none of the candidates stand scrutiny when looking at issues from a constitutional standpoint. However, every candidate vying for the nomination should have a fair chance to be the nominee, if they meet all constitutional eligibility requirements for the office, and the elites should not swindle the American voter out of choosing the candidate based on the primary voting for Democrat or Republican candidates. Yet, this is exactly what is occurring in both parties.

So, why a primary? It is to maintain the illusion of choice, when in reality, the voters of America are being given no choice, but the choice of the oligarchy establishment elites. In the past, it could be said to be the “lesser of two evils.” However, in this day and age, both Republicans and Democrats are evil where the establishment is concerned.

The Republican Party establishment elite oligarchy has pulled out loser Mitt Romney in an effort to “stump Trump.” CNN reported that Romney instructed his “closest advisors” to investigate the possibility of stumping Trump at the convention. His focus is centered on preventing Trump from accumulating the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination.

It is being reported that Mitt has a condition – he is willing to “step in” and carry the Republican banner in the fall general election as the Republican nominee. But, another name has been thrown out as a potential banner carrier. None other than House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Infowars.com puts it this way:

Romney and Ryan did not run in the 2016 primary and are not the choice of primary voters, but this does not matter. The only thing that matters in 2016 is saving the party and the establishment from the dangerous and resented outsider Donald Trump.

There should be no doubt that the Republican and Democrat Parties are different sides of the same butt cheek, with Republicans willing to resort to Democratic tactics. At this point, Republicans are not interested in winning the White House, only stopping Donald Trump. They will use any means to do so, including alienating the voter base, giving the Democrats a win and destroying the party. But, Republicans have cared not about the voter base as America witnessed in 2014 when given a majority in the Senate. They awarded voters a “thumbing of the nose” in gratitude.

Briefly stated, Republican elite oligarchs would rather turn this nation into a one-party nation ruled by communists/socialists/Marxists and ideologies anathema to this nation’s founding than abide by the people’s choice in a primary, if the winner turns out to be an outsider. But, isn’t that something we already knew? The question is, “What is this nation’s citizenry going to do regarding the rigged political system of both parties?”

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Branco Past Blast Cartoon – Republicide


waving flagMonday, February 29, 2016

Republicide – Where republicans, in trying to appease their donors, the leftist media, and illegal immigrants, while ignoring their base, is total suicide.

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Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2013.

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Exclusive: Trump threatens third-party run


waving flagBy Kevin Cirilli and Bob Cusack – 07/23/15

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NEW YORK — Donald Trump says the chances that he will launch a third-party White House run will “absolutely” increase if the Republican National Committee is unfair to him during the 2016 primary season. “The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy,” the business mogul told The Hill in a 40-minute interview from his Manhattan office at Trump Tower on Wednesday. “The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.”

Pressed on whether he would run as a third-party candidate if he fails to clinch the GOP nomination, Trump said that “so many people want me to, if I don’t win.” “I’ll have to see how I’m being treated by the Republicans,” Trump said. “Absolutely, if they’re not fair, that would be a factor.”

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called Trump earlier this month asking him to tone down his controversial rhetoric. More recently, the RNC rebuked him for saying that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is not a war hero. Trump didn’t apologize but has since said that the 2008 Republican presidential nominee is a war hero.

Trump told The Hill that the GOP establishment in Washington dislikes him because he’s not part of the political class. “I’m not in the gang. I’m not in the group where the group does whatever it’s supposed to do,” he said. “I want to do what’s right for the country — not what’s good for special interest groups that contribute, not what’s good for the lobbyists and the donors.”

The real estate magnate has upended the Republican presidential primary, with recent national polls showing that he is leading the 16-candidate field. Many in the party’s establishment, pointing to his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants and McCain, say that Trump is badly hurting the GOP brand. Yet he is connecting with a significant chunk of GOP voters. And despite criticism from party leaders and other presidential candidates, Trump appears fueled by controversy.

His office, which has a stunning view of Central Park, is filled with family photos, golf trophies and sports paraphernalia. At various times during the interview, Trump pointed out that he isn’t a politician. But the reality TV personality has politician-like skills, answering questions he wants to answer and driving the conversation to where he wants to take it. Trump doesn’t shy away from eye contact, and while prone to complaining about reporters, he is comfortable in his own skin. 

 The 69-year-old, of course, is no stranger to the media, and on Wednesday he complimented his questioners while also urging them — on more than one occasion — “to be fair.” 

 He insisted that his remarks about McCain and immigration have not and will not hurt him, and pointed to several recent polls to make his point. 

Not surprisingly, Trump is a big fan of polls now.

At one point, he whipped out a survey that he had inside his suit pocket, and later he called on an aide to print out the latest poll numbers showing him leading former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R). “I’m surprised that I’m this high,” he said. 

Unlike former Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) four years ago, Trump is not predicting victory. He won’t utter the former Speaker’s famous “I’m going to be the nominee” statement, saying that would be “presumptuous.” He attributes his rise to being frank with voters. “I’m not surrounded by all sorts of pollsters and PR people,” Trump said. “I speak the truth. Our country is in big trouble, and I know how to turn it around.” “Competence” and “leadership” are what voters are looking for, he says.

 While some of his Republican rivals, such as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, must do well in Iowa, and others Iowa State Lineare looking to New Hampshire, including Bush, Trump doesn’t see his path to victory as state-specific. And he was tight-lipped on how he’s preparing for the Aug. 6 Fox News debate, which will only allow for the top 10 candidates by poll standing to appear on the stage. “I’ve got a lot of knowledge having to do with government. For the debates, I’ll work on that,” he said. “As far as the debate is concerned, these politicians debate every night. That’s all they do is talk. I don’t do that. I do other things. I’m a job creator.”

 He said he’d appoint judges to the Supreme Court with a “conservative bent,” praising Justice Samuel Alito and criticizing Chief Justice John Roberts. “Jeb Bush was the one that pushed Roberts through his brother, and Roberts gave us ObamaCare,” Trump said. “Roberts was a terrible choice. We wouldn’t be talking about ObamaCare right now if we didn’t have Roberts.”

He spoke favorably of setting term limits in Congress without offering specifics and didn’t rule out endorsing congressional candidates in 2016. Trump did not show his hand on whether he might endorse a primary challenger to McCain, who has one such competitor in his Arizona race. 

Trump said he agreed with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in opposing President Obama’s trade policy.

“You know the funniest thing about Bernie Sanders? The one thing we agree on is trade,” the billionaire said with a smile. “He knows the country is ripped off. And I know the country is being ripped off. The difference is that I can do something about it and he can’t. He’ll never be able to negotiate with China.”

 Trump said that despite his tough talk about China, he’d be able to have a working relationship with its leaders. To accentuate his point, Trump brought The Hill six floors down to note that the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China rents space in his building. “They just renewed their lease and you know why? They love Trump,” he said. 

He said that Sanders is a sort of “duplicate” of liberal favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who he said has pushed Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for 2016, to the left.Constancy

“She’s had a huge impact on Clinton,” Trump said. “Hillary is going way left, and I sort of laugh because I know Hillary very well. … The interesting part about Hillary is that her donors are all the hedge fund guys and the business guys and the real estate guys. And they’re all saying, ‘Do you think she means it?’ And I say, ‘Of course she doesn’t mean it — you know her.’ ”

Trump has long said he loves his job of striking deals and making money. But now that job is on hold as he attempts to become the 45th president. Trump says he’s enjoying running for commander in chief, though he knows it’s early in the game.  “It’s very hard for a very successful person to run for political office — especially for president,” he said, after asking for business cards. “I get that now more than anything.”

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DNC Observations


If I were a stranger to American history and politics, I would have come away from this weeks speeches with the impression that the Democrats were a group of Freedom Fighters battling dictators, demonic leaders and tormentors who hated women, children, education, the military, freedom, healthcare, poor people, anyone trying to lift themselves up a level in the society hierarchy, rappers of the financial districts and haters of everything and everyone. According to what I heard, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are liars and incapable of telling the truth. According to what I heard the Republican Party want to go backwards to some undetermined era where women had no vote, no health care, no right to her own body, no access to contraceptives and children have to go to schools that are broken down and inadequate.

I also got the impression that all Republicans are so awful that they deserved to be mocked. According to what I heard Republicans have no workable ideas, and have only caused trouble, financial ruin and disasters that the Democrats have to fix. I walked away with the idea that the Republicans could only be conquered by force even if that meant war. I heard every speaker describe a political party that owned all the good answers to life, and without them, the world as we know it would fall apart. Then I heard a commentator actually say that the DNC proved they were the only ones that cared about America’s military.

According to the leader of this DNC, he was hindered by this enemy called Republicans and was unable to fulfill the promises he made about fixing all the Republicans disasters. He claimed he need more time and everyone would have to fight to see to it that he was given that chance. I learned that only he, President Obama, and his Vice President, Joe Bidden, are the only ones possessing the intellect, reason, experience and foresight to finish fixing the malaise created by those horrible Republicans.

The people I was with explained to me that the man who offered up a prayer was a cleric of high importance. He was a Cardinal of a sect known as Catholics, who, among so many other things, have stated publicly that they hate the killing of babies, especially while they are in their mother’s womb. I thought, only monsters would deliberately kill babies. They must be Republicans. Anyway, these people were perplexed that he would honor the DNC with his presence and pray for them because the monsters that kill babies are the DNC, not those pesky Republicans. I’m confused. You American have a strange way to govern your people.

Well, it’s over. I’m told that now these two groups will go out and yell about each other, making all sorts of claims about one another. I am more confused. Why aren’t the electorate more knowledgeable about the issues facing their great nation to be able to decide who is telling the truth? Why are the American people so ignorant about their own national history, issues, reasonable solutions and who is holding to the truth?

Why is there so much hate? Where are the peacemakers? Where are the statesman that can bring peace to the entire electorate? Why all the yelling? What aren’t all the people in prayer, or have they given up on the God they claim to serve? Questions, nothing but questions.

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