April 27, 2016

Trump crushes crazy Kasich-Cruz coalition

Mitch WolfeRebel Blogger
 

Donald Trump has just experienced his most super of Super Tuesdays. On Tuesday night, he crushed his opponents -- the smarmy Cruz and the inept Kasich -- by overwhelming margins in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

To date Trump has secured 988 pledged delegates. His magic number now is 249. (He needs 1237 delegates to win the Republican nomination).

Trump is expected to win handily in such upcoming states as New Jersey, West Virginia and California.

The very liberal CNN, clearly no supporter of Trump, believes he will lock up the nomination in California, well before the GOP convention.

In other words, there will be no contested GOP convention, where the establishment Republican forces, in cahoots with the once reviled Cruz, would have used sleazy back room tricks to frustrate the democratic wishes of millions of primary voters.

Most establishment political pundits at the Washington Post, New York Times, the Weekly Standard, CNN and Fox News have been saying ad nauseam that Trump will lose out to Cruz or some other establishment figure in a contested convention. 

So what has changed in the last two weeks?

Well, Trump got his mojo back. He killed his opponents last Tuesday in his home state of New York, winning by healthy majorities throughout the state.

Then Trump took on the ridiculous attempt by Cruz and Kasich to gang up against him. Trump publicly lambasted his opponents for "colluding" together, a word that implies illegality. This was a typically over the top Trumpian attack, but effective nonetheless.

Trump also pointed out that such coalitions are terrible ideas both politically and optically. For liberal-oriented Kasich to jump in bed with extremely right wing Cruz, Trump insisted, demonstrates that neither man has any principles.

When reporters questioned Kasich about the coalition, Kasich tried lamely to pass off this major political development as “no big deal," and just a way to conserve his resources.

Say what? By telling his liberal supporters in Indiana and in Los Angeles to support the viciously right wing Cruz? Has Kasich gone completely nuts?

Then Kasich backtracked and encouraged his supporters to vote for him in Indiana after all. That will split the anti-Trump vote and definitely ensure a Trump victory in the Hoosier state.

Months ago, my political instincts suggested Trump would take the GOP primaries. Now the hard and cold numbers  support this view.

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commented 2016-05-01 21:05:25 -0400
Trump should select Brigitte Gabriel as his running mate . She’s a straight shooting no nonsense individual who’ll let Trump know " WHAT’S GOING ON".
commented 2016-04-29 13:37:06 -0400
What is Trump’s appeal? Seriously. He is a serial liar and can you really vote for such a tool? With that said, clearly Cruz is not electable shown by his lame performance Tuesday. Can Trump beat Hilary? The media are going to slay him on all his half truths and flip flops.
commented 2016-04-28 18:47:42 -0400
Its amazing how so many highly educated persons, who stick their noses down at the low educated, fail to see Trump’s appeal,

Trump’s appeal is he acts like Liberal in that they don’t put up with Conservatives acting like Liberals in acting like a bunch of spoiled brats who if they don’t get their own way, they make bigoted accusations, play the hate card, make threats and continue to come back until the person gives in and lets them have their own way.

Instead, Trump and Liberals fight back by either making accusations against the accusers, threaten to sue or arrest them, and make laws/policies that make it useless to continue to come back in order to get your own way.

It does not take a lot of education to realize actions that appeal to others
commented 2016-04-28 03:03:02 -0400
And now Carley Fiorina shows up and bashes the competition. She should have sided with Donald Trump
commented 2016-04-27 20:28:06 -0400
Those establishment elites have a lot invested in their power structure, they are not about to give that up too easily…If they can’t steal the WH through chicanery they’ll do it with a bullet…or something.
Trump should watch his back…literally!
commented 2016-04-27 18:44:16 -0400
Cruz and Kasich both know that they could never beat the beyotch Hillary in a straight up run – however they are wiling to attempt to take Trump down – even if it means a liar gets to sit in the WH.

That should tell you how bad the RINO party has become.
commented 2016-04-27 16:36:47 -0400
The voters have spoken and picked who they want.
commented 2016-04-27 15:09:14 -0400
In what universe does Trump, who happily changes major parts of his policy platform based on his mood, look more consistent then Cruz…..

PS. Playing by the rules is not “sleazy back room dealing”