In yesterday’s article, I documented how Trump and the GOP have become shills for Putin as they abandon America’s interests in a desperate attempt to save the party and themselves.
So, it should come as no surprise when, in true “leave no stone unturned” fashion, these self-interested frauds work on other ways to bend the rules in their favor ahead of the 2020 election. Say, for example, rigging the primaries and disenfranchising Republican voters.
In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, Republican candidate for president Joe Walsh reveals some of the shenanigans taking place behind the scenes:
“The Georgia and North Carolina Republican parties decided this week that Donald Trump will be the only name on their 2020 presidential primary ballots, and they aren’t alone. The Minnesota Republican Party pulled the same move a few weeks ago, and earlier the parties in South Carolina, Arizona, Kansas, Nevada and Alaska canceled their nominating contests outright. The party is disenfranchising GOP voters in eight states—so far.”
Ironic, isn’t it? Democrats accuse the GOP of disenfranchising Democrat voters when they’re actually disenfranchising Republican voters.
Walsh also made the following points:
“The Republican Party effectively no longer exists. … The Party has been overrun and forced to abandon its principles of limited government, free trade, and a strong national defense.
” … Today’s Republican Party demands fealty to Donald Trump, instead of fealty to core beliefs and principles.”
Trump recently boasted that he enjoys a 95% approval rating with Republicans. If that’s true, and we don’t know if it is since he doesn’t site his sources, why are he and the party eliminating the competition? Seems to me it would be a cakewalk for him to win if he’s loved as much as he claims.
95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, a record. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2019
Of course, that’s a rhetorical question. Trump and the GOP don’t want to go through primary elections because they know they would be forced to face the fact that they have broken every major promise made to the American people. And with no discernable policy victories to run on, they know they would likely go down in defeat.
In the end, however, the odds are against Republicans in 2020 even if they succeed in rigging the primaries because, as GOP strategist Rick Wilson so accurately explains in his book of the same title, Everything Trump Touches Dies (#ETTD).
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative.