By J.B. Williams
March 6, 2016
The great divide of the GOP electorate started all the way back in 1992, when Republican Pat Buchanan and political outsider Ross Perot decided to challenge incumbent George H.W. Bush for the presidency. Bush managed to hang on to the GOP nomination, but Perot was able to take 19% of the vote as an Independent in the general election, allowing Bill Clinton to win the White House with only 43% of the popular vote.
The GOP electorate has been systematically divided into competing factions ever since. The GOP ran Sen. Bob Dole against Clinton in 1996. Dole and Clinton were essentially tied, 49.2% of the popular vote each… except Perot grabbed 8.4% of the GOP vote, allowing Clinton to win re-election and a second term.
Since 2000, the GOP establishment has been dead set on flooding the field with too many prospects and picking losers for their GOP presidential nominees. The presumed GOP favorite in 2000 was originally Sen. John McCain.
The 2000 GOP Primary field
1. John McCain
2. Steve Forbes
3. Gary Bauer
4. Orrin Hatch
5. Lamar Alexander
6. Pat Buchanan
7. Elisabeth Dole
8. John Kasich
9. Dan Quayle
10. Bob Smith
11. Herman Cain
12. George W. Bush
13. Alan Keyes
By mid-way through the primaries, everyone had dropped out except Bush, McCain and Keyes. Bush went on to win the GOP with 62% of the GOP vote, but the fracture in the GOP electorate would show in the general election when Democrat Al Gore won the popular vote by a half-million votes, but narrowly lost the Electoral College vote, making George W. Bush President.
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, the GOP was much more united behind Bush for a period, as the nation recovered from the worst act of war on American soil since Pearl Harbor. So, Bush defeated John Kerry 50.7% to 48.3%.... The political divisions in the nation were galvanized and divisions in the GOP were about to get much worse.
By 2008, GOP divisions would become insurmountable. The GOP field…
1. John McCain
2. Mike Huckabee
3. Mitt Romney
4. Ron Paul
5. Fred Thompson
6. Alan Keyes
7. Duncan Hunter
8. Rudy Giuliani
9. Sam Brownback
10. Jim Gilmore
11. Tom Tancredo
12. Tommy Thompson
McCain won the GOP nomination with only 47.3% of the GOP vote. McCain then lost to a totally unknown nobody from nowhere with a blank résumé, Barack Obama, by a 52.9% to 45.7% margin… the GOP was perfecting the art of losing…
“A house divided against itself cannot stand."
In 2012, the worst President in U.S. history was re-elected for a second term. Again, it is due to the fact that the GOP establishment was totally committed to running another loser, Mitt Romney.
The 2012 GOP field
1. Mitt Romney
2. Rick Santorum
3. Ron Paul
4. Newt Gingrich
5. Buddy Roemer
6. Rick Perry
7. Tim Pawlenty
8. Gary Johnson
9. Michelle Bachmann
10. Herman Cain
11. Thaddeus McCotter
12. Jon Huntsman
Romney won the GOP nomination with only 40.7% of the GOP vote… a worse GOP showing than even John McCain in 2008. As a result, Romney went on to lose to Barack Obama in the general election, 51.1% to 47.2%...
1. Scott Walker
2. Donald Trump
3. Ted Cruz (ineligible)
4. Marco Rubio (ineligible)
5. Bobby Jindal (ineligible) (endorsed ineligible Rubio)
6. Mike Huckabee
7. John Kasich
8. Ben Carson
9. Jeb Bush
10. Rand Paul
11. Chris Christie (Endorsed Donald Trump)
12. Carly Fiorina
13. Rick Perry (endorsed ineligible Cruz)
14. Rick Santorum (endorsed ineligible Rubio)
15. Jim Gilmore
16. Lindsey Graham (endorsed Bush)
17. George Pataki (endorsed ineligible Rubio)
The GOP field is more divided than ever, and so is the GOP electorate.
As of today, Trump leads the race having won 12 state primaries, 3,596,663 votes and 391 delegates.
Ineligible Cruz is running second having won 6 states, 2,994,300 votes and 304 delegates.
Everyone is out of the race now, except Trump, Cruz, Kasich and Rubio…
The GOP establishment 1st choice was Jeb Bush, who was forced out of the race having received only 1.7% of the vote… a clear losing choice by the GOP establishment.
Then the GOP establishment shifted behind ineligible “anchor baby” Marco Rubio and their endorsement sunk the Rubio campaign instantly, like throwing a boat anchor to a drowning man… Marco will soon be forced to leave the race with only 10.11% of the votes secured.
That leaves business man Donald Trump and ineligible Canadian at birth Ted Cruz in the race for the GOP nomination. Continuing their trend of picking losers, I’m certain the GOP establishment will quickly endorse 2016 GOP establishment loser #3, Ted Cruz, in their effort to stop the conservative grassroots revolt that is the Trump Campaign. They are certain to toss Cruz a boat anchor any minute now…
Not only has the GOP elite made a habit of picking total losers, they have now perfected the art. They are no longer just running unqualified RINO losers like McCain and Romney, they have reached a new low by running totally ineligible frauds like Cruz and Rubio in their effort to throw the election to Democrats.
The Democrats see the U.S. Constitution as just a relic from history no longer of any use or value to our beloved Republic. Clearly, the GOP establishment now agrees with that view, running ineligible frauds like Cruz and Rubio on the GOP ticket as if the GOP and DNC are now one in the same, both destructive of the Constitutional Republic and favoring a globalist agenda.
And then there is Trump…
The GOP elite is in full scale panic mode… dragging old losers like Romney out of the dust bin and propping them up on camera to float the idea of a brokered convention, or maybe even a late entry to the race by either Romney or House Speaker Paul Ryan, both of whom have been rejected by the GOP electorate before…
They thought that getting Rubio to act like a preschooler in a sandbox on the debate stage would derail Trump… but it only served to sink Rubio.
They thought getting Ted, the biggest lying fraud on the GOP debate stage, to call Trump a liar and fraud would work. But it only made the Trump revolution even more angry and more committed to defeating the GOP establishment by any means necessary.
They thought getting their RNC friends, Beck, Levin, Napolitano, Limbaugh, O’Reilly and Kelly, in the so-called “conservative media” to attack Trump, to set “the Donald” up in “gotcha” questions at every debate, stacking the debate audiences with pro-establishment anti-Trump crowds to scream and boo in the background like a Jerry Springer audience, might work….
But no… the more they do to derail Trump, the more the tsunami of conservative anger grows…
How can they possibly miss the message at this point? The GOP establishment says “anyone but Trump,” going so far as to tell voters “it doesn’t matter who you vote for, as long as it is against Trump” – “even if you have to vote for Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton!”
The emperor has no clothes now…
People are not supporting Trump in droves because of who Trump is… They support him because of who he isn’t…. He isn’t “them.”
The establishment who has given conservative voters loser after loser after loser, no longer has any influence with conservative voters, and neither do their minions in the so-called “conservative media.” Trump supporters aren’t just voting for Trump… they are voting against everyone else with any connection to Washington D.C. or the D.C. elite on their résumé.
Unlike Democrat voters who don’t know and don’t care what a “natural born Citizen” is… Conservative voters do know and very much care. They are totally insulted and infuriated by the moronic effort of GOP establishment folks to pass off a Canadian from birth until May 2014 as a “natural born Citizen” of the United States, eligible for the Oval Office.
Trump backers are sick and tired of being sick and tired…
They are ready to take to the streets to stop Obama leftists from finishing off the United States… but they are ten-times as angry with D.C. Republicans, all of them, for allowing Obama & Co. to destroy our country without any effort by D.C. Republicans to stop him, much less hold Obama and his entire evil criminal cabal accountable.
Trump backers are the “conservative base” of the Republican Party. They want control of their party back, in order to retake control of their country…. And that is what scares the hell out of every D.C. establishment insider, both sides of the aisle.
The jig is up, as they say… The people (at least Trump supporters) have finally figured out that everyone in D.C. today should be on the unemployment line tomorrow morning. That includes the two Senate Republicans who have defrauded millions of American voters out of their money and votes, Cruz and Rubio.
I hope they throw everything including the kitchen sink at Trump… because the more they do it, the more the people rise up against them. No matter who or what Trump himself may be, one thing should be very clear to everyone in America by now….
Trump represents the conservative core of America…. And they mean business this time! It’s time to get on the bus, before you find yourselves under the bus!
NOTE: This is NOT a personal endorsement of Trump, as I do NOT endorse candidates. But this is my endorsement of the people waking up and standing up against the D.C. establishment that has been allowed to destroy our country from within for far too long, from both political parties!
© 2016 JB Williams - All Rights Reserved
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Great article JB,,,,,Good to see you back on PFA.
I expect the GOP to go to a brokered convention.
Right now the only reason Rubio has to stay in the race is to stop Donald Trump.. THAT makes him a Good-ole-boy GOP insider. and THAT is enough for me. Strike TWO,,,,,,,,, Rubio is out as far as I'm concerned.
Cruz is a One-World,new world order advocate. He believes in the North American/Mexico/ south america union.
Strike TWO,,,,,,,,,,,he's out. Not elligable any way.
either of them
So who's left ???????
Killary , Sanders (Communist) or Trump.
Hard to see this any other way Old Rooster!
We are either witnessing the rebirth of the Republican Party, or the end of it....
From what I'm seeing Cleveland Ohio is gearing up for trouble. They have assembled their swatt teams and getting ready for open revolts.
It may (or may ot) be the death of the Republican party but as far as I', concerned it IS the death of the GOP lead insiders bunch,,,,,,,,,,they can go the same way as the Democrats.
I looked at the numbers and the questions as asked, but from what I see it’s tilted away from Trump. With this said, the polling took place within the Republican Party itself. Within the poll it states “Among registered leaned Republicans” and was conducted/written by the “ABC News/Washington Post polls”. I distrust both mainstream rags to do anything unbiased and without a specific goal in mind.
Polls are tricky things to get right in the first place because they have to be written in a way so as to not sway the outcome. Wording is everything and then if the poll is conducted over the phone or in person the person conducting the poll can change the whole thing using body language, facial expressions, tone of voice and inflection, and finally by not reading the question exactly as written. Oh yea, and they have to write the correct response down.
The next problem would be statistics. I could take the raw numbers and apply them any way I like to suite my need. What point are we trying to prove, oh here, I can do that, coming right up… too easy and done every day.
In short, I don’t trust any numbers provided by and for the left. That’s how we ended up with Romney. He wasn’t the people’s choice but rather the Party lines and the lefts. Personally I think we need a new Party. The two party system we have has become a one party system and it’s broken. Combine the Democrat and Republicans into the new and improved “Democratic Republican Socialists Party” and we go off and pick up the pieces and form the “Constitutionalists Party”.
Sorry for the rant, just my 2 cents worth…
Trump or not - we need someone from the outside! We can not trust anyone who is in the Congress today.
Perhaps Trump will be a lot of trouble but I tend to doubt it. As long as there are only two parties in Washington, we the people will not be heard. Maybe Trump can change that?
I have advocated a third party for a very long time, but the people with no sense of patriotism will always cry that will divide the party and the Dems will win. The Repubs seem to be just like the Dems anymore. What have we got to loose? Trump has shown us that the We The People are pissed at both parties and it is time for a real party who can draw disaffected REPUBS AND DEMS AND INDEPENDENTS together.
Agree 100% John.... everyone in DC today is corrupt, everyone.
Mr Mitt Romney and Ted Cruz and Sire Rubio the Trump voters thank you for endorsing Our next President Mr Donald J.Trump at the last debate.And Mr And Mrs Democrat get your liberal azzes packing cause theres a new sheriff in town.You scumbags have had your day and now its our turn to rule.All republican Rinos get moving as they say in baseball your out.Fellow coservatives vote Trump he could be no worse than what we have had the last eight years.
GR, That's exactly what I'm afraid of. Of course shillary will naturally get 100-150% of the votes of the entire populations, (not just the registered voters) in many counties and precincts around the country. The numbers will be adjusted to meet what ever they need to insure her the appearance of a victory.
The battle by the GOP to defeat Trump (and nearly as many against Cruz) is nothing short of the complete betrayal of the American people by these so-called, self-appointed, political elites. And it's NOT limited or restricted to the GOP, it's coming from both sides, both parties, and from every political Action PAC in the country.
Please, Old Rooster, do not be fooled by the kabuki theater being pulled across the board with this whole "establishment hates Ted Cruz" BS! Watch how quickly they rally round him - it has already begun!!! Cruz is just as establishment as the rest, but, on top of that, he brings a whole lot of baggage with his true religion, which he is hiding. This is from the East Orlando Post and brings to light something I never knew. Look closely at the logo on Ted Cruz's campaign literature and website - it is eerily similar to that used by the Pentecostals!
“Ted is the anointed one”
Rafael Cruz is a pastor with Purifying Fire International Ministry, although in January 2014, as Ted Cruz was preparing his presidential swing, Rafael Cruz scrapped the group’s website after various blogs began identifying the ministry as rooted in “a radical Christian ideology known as Dominionism or Christian Reconstructionism.”
Dominionism calls on anointed Christian leaders to take over government to make the laws of the nation in accordance with Biblical laws. Rafael Cruz, at the Pastor Larry Huch’s New Beginnings mega-church in Bedford Texas, outside Dallas, on Aug. 26, 2012, in a Dominionist sermon proclaimed his son, Ted Cruz, to be the “anointed one,” a Dominionist Messiah who would bring God’s law to reign.- See more at: http://eastorlandopost.com/ted-cruz-closet-pentecostal#sthash.dBv4l...