It's no secret that the GOP establishment is fit to be tied about the insurgency of Donald Trump's candidacy, and how ¡Yeb! Arbusto (Jeb Bush), their preferred candidate, is floundering in the polls, because he's uninspiring and more of the same losing strategy they party has tried (and failed) to win elections in 1976, 1996, 2008 and 2012.
So the party has decided to act like Soviet communists and demand party loyalty.
I started hearing rumblings about this while I was on the road last week, after reading the following from my blogging friend Sister Toldjah.
The surprising rise of the candidacy of Donald Trump has gotten some state GOP party leaders in a couple of states so concerned that they are considering moves that could potentially keep the billionaire business mogul off of primary ballots in their respective states – and barreling straight towards a third-party run:
The Virginia and North Carolina parties are in discussions about implementing a new requirement for candidates to qualify for their primary ballots: that they pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee — and not run as a third-party candidate — in the general election.
The procedural moves are clearly aimed at Trump, who pointedly refused to rule out a third-party run during the first GOP debate.The party decided to make all the candidates sign this "loyalty pledge," which Trump, who said in the August 6th debate he might not be able to support the nominee if it wasn't him, did sign (CNN).
Donald Trump has signed the pledge.
The Republican presidential front-runner met privately with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday afternoon, and soon after, came out to the lobby of Trump Tower to declare that he has signed a loyalty pledge. This means Trump has promised to support the party's eventual nominee -- whoever that may be -- and that he will not run as a third-party candidate.
"The best way for the Republicans to win is if I win the nomination and go directly against whoever they happen to put up. And for that reason, I have signed the pledge," Trump said, holding up the paper. "So I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and for the conservative principles for which it stands."
He added: "We will go out and fight hard, and we will win."
All 17 Republican presidential candidates have now pledged to support the GOP's eventual presidential nominee, Priebus announced Thursday evening in a statement, billing it as a sign of "party unity."Oh please! Spare me the hypocrisy, Rinse Preebus. Where was the GOP "party loyalty" when it came to Christine O'Donnell and Joe Miller running for the US Senate in 2010?
Even closer to home, explain to me, Rinse, where party loyalty was here in Virginia in 2013, when the establishment's guy, Bill Bolling, threw his temper tantrum, took his toys and went home by refusing to endorse Ken Cuccinelli in the governor's race. The national and state party didn't fund Cuccinelli, and left him to wither on the vine, unable to respond to Terry McAwful's well-funded dirty and deceptive attack ads. The result? The leader of the Clinton Hillbilly Mafia won a close victory because the establishment was mad their guy didn't get the nod.
Instead of demanding "party loyalty" from Donald Trump and those who support him, where is the oath from the establishment GOP to quit attacking Trump and his supporters as "crazies" and refrain from making underhanded moves to kick Trump out of the race?
Furthermore, there doesn't seem to be loyalty to the voters who put the GOP in power in 2010 and 2014. The GOP leaders seem only preoccupied with getting power, then going out of their way to aid Obama in his "fundamental transformation" of America while acting like we conservatives are the enemy.
Sorry, Rinse, the double standard doesn't fly with me, especially after how the eunuch Mitch McConnell and the drunk John Boehner don't lift a finger to stop a lawless Regime in the White House. My loyalty is to the United States and its Constitution, not a party of eunuchs who are too afraid to defend both of the aforementioned.