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Cruz and Katich Team up to Block Trump

Every election year I get a little more discouraged; As it seems every election the powers that be show us a little more, just how much they don’t care, about what we the people want. Every election they show us a little more just how far they will go to forward their own agendas. There is no disputing that Trump has gained a terrific amount of public support. But there has been an incredible backlash of political maneuvering to keep him from having a chance at the nomination. As time ticks down closer to the election we get to see more of everyone’s true colors.  What are your thoughts on the tactics discussed in this article originally published on Breitbart by Michelle Moons?

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Top staff from both the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich presidential campaigns issued separate statements Sunday evening, saying they would be working in concert to prevent GOP frontrunner Donald Trump from securing enough delegates to win a first-round vote at the Republican National convention.

The Cruz campaign released a statement late Sunday saying their campaign would focus their efforts on Indiana, allowing the Kasich campaign to focus on Oregon and New Mexico.

The Kasich campaign likewise released their own statement that asserted they would focus on Oregon and New Mexico, and let Cruz focus on Indiana. The remainder of the states would be fair game for both campaigns, said the Kasich statement.

Cruz Campaign Manager Jeff Roe said on Sunday:

Having Donald Trump at the top of the ticket in November would be a sure disaster for Republicans.  Not only would Trump get blown out by Clinton or Sanders, but having him as our nominee would set the party back a generation. To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico, and we would hope that allies of both campaigns would follow our lead.  In other states holding their elections for the remainder of the primary season, our campaign will continue to compete vigorously to win.

Sen. Ted and wife Heidi Cruz will spend the day before the five state Acela primary contests — Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware and Rhode Island — in none of them, opting instead to focus on securing votes in more favorable states Indiana and Nebraska. The Texas senator will hold four events in Indiana on Monday. Wife Heidi Cruz will hold three meet and greet events in Nebraska that day in Omaha, Fremont and Norfolk.

Also Sunday night, Kasich campaign chief strategist John Weaver stated:

“Donald Trump doesn’t have the support of a majority ofRepublicans – not even close, but he currently does have almost half the delegates because he’s benefited from the existing primary system. Our goal is to have an open convention in Cleveland, where we are confident a candidate capable of uniting the Party and winning in November will emerge as the nominee. We believe that will be John Kasich, who is the only candidate who can defeat Secretary Clinton and preserve our GOP majority in the Congress.

Due to the fact that the Indiana primary is winner-take-all statewide and by congressional district, keeping Trump from winning a plurality in Indiana is critical to keeping him under 1237 bound delegates before Cleveland. We are very comfortable with our delegate position in Indiana already, and given the current dynamics of the primary there, we will shift our campaign’s resources West and give the Cruz campaign a clear path in Indiana.

In turn, we will focus our time and resources in New Mexico and Oregon, both areas that are structurally similar to the Northeast politically, where Gov. Kasich is performing well. We would expect independent third-party groups to do the same and honor the commitments made by the Cruz and Kasich campaigns.

We expect to compete with both the Trump and Cruz campaigns in the remaining primary states.”

Fox News held a town hall in Pennsylvania on Sunday night which Sen. Cruz attended remotely from Evansville, Indiana. The initial question that co-host Martha MacCallum asked Cruz was, “The first obvious question is that the action is all here on the East Coast and in the mid-Atlantic states on Tuesday [April 26], so have you already moved on from Tuesday? You’re in Indiana now.”

Cruz responded:

Absolutely not. We are campaigning across the country. I’ve spent the last several days barnstorming across Pennsylvania and we’ve got tremendous support in the Keystone state … I couldn’t be more encouraged at the conservatives who are coming together in Pennsylvania, coming together in Maryland and coming together really across the country.

Two recent polls of Indiana voters show Trump holding a narrow lead of Cruz with Kasich trailing well behind. A Fox News poll gives Trump an eight point lead over Cruz. Kasich came in at only 16 percent in that poll.

Indianapolis TV station WTHR released a poll that shows Trump with a six point lead over Cruz with Kasich 15 points behind Trump. That poll put Cruz virtually even with Trump among core Republican voters. Those polls were conducted April 18-21.

Trump has led in recent polling out of at least four of Tuesday’s five Republican primary states.

 


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Stewart Rhodes

Stewart is the founder and National President of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff, and served as a volunteer firefighter in Montana. Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.

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12 comments

  1. Kasich doesn’t have a chance, the only way he gets the nod is if there’s a brokered conv., and they put him in.
    On the other hand it looks as though Cruz has sold out. I’ve had high hopes for him seeing he has a proven track record fighting for the constitution, and now he’s joined forces with the establishment.
    Kasich is no friend of the 2nd amendment, seeing he cast the deciding vote for “BJ” Bill’s ban on so called assault weapons back in the day.

    [One word was edited/changed by Elias Alias, editor]

  2. Interesting,(Not really)
    Teaming up to defeat trump and these guys think they are the uniters.Not a Trump fan myself but the more he gets these NWO,CFR,UN Shills in a complete feminine tizzy has to count for something.In the end the schemers,Scammers will find a way .They always do . As The World Turns…

    1. “Scammers will find a way .They always do . As The World Turns…”

      Don’t let them! Support Trump! Trump has shined a bright light on difficult issues (illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, Islamic terrorist infiltration, NATO, others) which would have never been discussed. This caused the establishment elitists to speak out, identify themselves (some surprised me, including Cruz) and show their disregard for the People’s votes. The intense Trump smear campaign during WI vote really showed the Press (watchdog?) corruption and how much it’s controlled by left-wing elitists. Then the built in rigging instruments for the party bosses became apparent.

      All this has “woke up” a substantial number of “sleeping” Americans and they are angry. One by one, establishment people (even the Pope) have crapped on Trump. Yet, Trump has never lost his lead. Why? We the People…

      1. I’ll never vote for Trump. He has supported semi-auto bans, longer waiting periods, Federal land grabs and state lands being put under the control of the B.L.M., and so many issues that are most important to true conservatives. He has been caught in more lies than the ones he calls liars. Sorry, but I will never vote for anyone who has at any point called for limiting my 2nd amendment.

  3. Mark my words:
    Unless Trump pulls out all the stops and gets the required number of votes, the convention will be a brokered convention. Kasich will end up being the nominee. Because as Trump says, “…the system is rigged”, when that happens, the riots will begin, helped along by O’s minions, and O will get to declare ‘martial law’. Then he won’t leave the oval office voluntarily, and the 2d American Revolution will begin.
    JMHO.

  4. I to am a 10 year disabled veteran and I like trump he scares the hell out of capital hill and all its legal criminals, I be leave wrong is wrong and those capital hill crooks wil do anything to keep change out of there game.

  5. A vote for anyone other than Trump is a vote for Hillary. I am not endorsing Trump, just pointing out the obvious. In a brokered convention, there is no possible path for Cruz, regardless of how you may personally feel about him. He will be surrounded by GOP elite old-timers that despise him. Cruz will have no more than 850 delegates entering the convention. He cannot get the other ~400 needed for nomination and the convention will change the rules after 40 votes fail to secure a winner. Ryan and Romney will be introduced for vote 41.

    Any GOP elite candidate (Ryan, Romney, Kasich) will lose to Hillary, regardless of what the polls say. Eric Cantor is leading the NEVERTRUMP campaign to get Ryan nominated. Canter HATES Ted Cruz, but you are hearing on the news that Cruz is “stealing” delegates from Trump. This is not true. Canter/NEVERTRUMP are stealing delegates from Trump that will vote for Ryan and blaming it on Cruz.

    Trump would beat Hillary. He can pull out all the stops against her in the debates. He can get to 1,237 delegates if the Cruz supporters realize they are fighting a lost cause and being used by the GOP elite. I will not be replying to counter-arguments. I have been with the GOP for 30 years. My father was a state chairman. I live here in suburban DC and I know what is going on. So, suck it up and do what you must, or not and live with Hillary for the next 8 years.

  6. Quote from the article: “…“Donald Trump doesn’t have the support of a majority of Republicans – not even close…”. This is true. The fact he has only gotten roughly 30-40% of Republicans in each of his wins indicates something important that to me keeps being overlooked. That is, 60-70% of Republicans do not want Trump. But, the media keeps saying the majority voted for Trump and the voice of the people have voted for Trump. Both statements are not true. 60% which equals a clear majority do not want him. Heck, he does not even have 51%. From my point of view, the truth reveals he is not the desired candidate at this time and the majority of people are the ones being overlooked. .

    v/r, Linda

    1. The mainstream media are the point of the spear to smear Trump. CNN and Fox are even saying the same things now. I don’t believe them or ANY of their numbers. On one side the media says Trump can’t beat Hillary but on the other side they have invoked the most intense, concerted smear campaign I’ve ever seen against Trump….

    2. I agree Linda. Trump is not getting the majority of voters except in the liberal state of NY. Cruz has from the beginning seen the simple fact that when a dozen or more candidates run most likely none will get to 1237. So from the beginning he has worked the delegate selection process while Trump has always assumed he would reach 1237 before the convention. Seems to me one was prepared and the other was too narcissistic to even consider he would have to actually work for it.
      Cruz is very likely to win on the 2nd or 3rd vote simply because he fought harder and made better plans.
      No matter who wins I will never vote for any candidate who has supported or voted for semi-auto firearms bans or longer waiting periods so Trump and Kasich are non-starters for me. If either gets the nomination I will join thousands of others from both parties and vote for a 3rd party candidate.

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