by Dr Swaggins
The intense political warfare between Donald Trump and the Neoconservative establishment has been an equally fascinating and infuriating thing to watch. Although Mitt Romney’s recent anti Trump speech was hilariously ineffective at convincing GOP voters to support their establishment masters, it included a GOP power play for a brokered convention. For all you normies wondering why Kasich, the fourth banana and a nonfactor thus far, was able to win Ohio on the same night that Rubio suffered a brutal loss (19% difference) in his home state, this article is your introduction to the biggest and most successful attempt by the establishment to stop Donald Trump.
Seeing that Trump was overwhelmingly favored to win Florida, Romney and other establishment figures set their sights on Ohio, with the intention of taking away enough delegates from Trump that he wouldn’t be able to reach the delegate count necessary to secure the nomination in the first round of voting; in the second round of voting, the unpledged delegates (all of them Republican politicians) may give Cruz the number of delegates he needs to defeat Trump and take the nomination.
Winning Ohio, in turn, would take a lot of big names, money, man hours, and connections:
- A candidate with a solid chance of beating Trump in the form of Ohio’s current governor, John Kasich.
- An organization capable of counteracting Trump’s ability to manipulate the media in the form of the specifically anti-Trump Our Principles PAC. The idea is to get a bunch of rich guys like Paul Singer, the Ricketts family, and Meg Whitman (the CEO of Hewlett Packard, which itself profits from outsourcing, a practice that Trump aims to stop) to help pay for anti Trump ads. Ironically- and hypocritically- these include jabs relating to Trump’s own history of outsourcing. If they’re going to criticize him for having done something that their biggest donors do all the time, it would appear that their “Principles” boil down to 1) fuck Donald Trump, 2) fuck Donald Trump, and 3) fuck Donald Trump, in no particular order.
- An endorsement from another big Ohioan, in this case John Boehner.
- Extra support from good old Mittens himself.
- A lack of competition with fellow neocons. Had Rubio or Cruz aggressively campaigned in Iowa it would have split the neocon vote and skewed the odds in favor of Trump. Of course, that’s not what actually happened. Yes, these guys who are supposed to be rivals are literally teaming up on the big guy.
If you asked the average American what voting was about, they’d tell you it was about picking leaders. To these establishment types, it looks more like an investment. The Our (nonexistent) Principles PAC’s pitch to these billionaires even sounds like a sales pitch complete with promises that they’re going to get bang for their buck: “They stressed its extensive work against Trump in Iowa, the one state he has failed to win.” To give an impression of how rich and powerful some of these people are, Paul Singer is the head honcho of a firm that has attempted to repo the assets of a G20 nation. To some degree they’ve succeeded. Instead of a personal income, this guy earns the equivalent of a small GDP every year, and he’s not the only anti-Trump donor to whom that description could apply. All of them are trying to use this power to stir the pot until someone other than Trump settles at the top. To use the example of Singer again, his support for Rubio most likely stemmed from the fact that Rubio is someone from whom he likely had much to gain- at the taxpayer’s expense, naturally.
Ordinary Americans want to live in a real nation: real borders, real law enforcement, real protection from an unfair globalist economy, and a real economy of our own with healthy industries of our own, all of which the establishment seems to gain nothing from, and much of which they’ve been actively opposing. All we want is to do good, honest work, go home to our families, and enjoy what little time we have with them before we shuffle off this mortal coil. With the exception of the mathematically challenged folks supporting Bernie, we don’t ask for much.
Meanwhile, there’s a cabal of billionaires and politicians endlessly scheming and conspiring, continually stacking the deck in their own favor, compulsively clutching to as much power over our society as they can possibly hold. For all of Trump’s victories today, these sociopaths won the Battle of Ohio, and they will not stop conspiring to place one of their hand picked candidates in the office of President.
The mustard seed of faith that I have in such a cancerous system will be planted in the form of a vote for Donald Trump.
As for Rubio, and his big money backers like Paul Singer and Norman Braman? Thanks for coming out.