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!
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I am working hard with the Trump campaign here in Citrus County Florida, and I think he will carry this county. Trump has a good ground force working phone banks, and walking neighborhoods in Florida.
hope Donald wins Florida
Sounded like a trump endorsement to me.
Before the 2012 election I attended a meeting where the Florida State Republican Party vice-president was the speaker. After his spiel I asked him why the GOP did not make it know to the voters that Obamass was a marxist? His reply made it clear to me that the new gop was not a conservative party. The reason he stated was that the gop was not without the same problem so it would not help the gop to win. That statement meant that the gop had many marxists in their party.
Another meeting with the Manatee Republican Party head as the main speaker. During her speech she stated that a persons conservative views did not matter but only the words Republican behind their name was important. That meant to me that the GOP was now the gop, only cared about getting people elected & could care less about their qualifications to defend & support the Constitution.
January 2014 during a one on one discussion with an ex-Florida Senator (term limit out) he was searching for my views on JEB for president in 2016. I informed him that conservatives were tired of voting for the better of two evils & would not vote for another Bush. A lengthy informative discussion continued to ensure him I was serious & that the word was spreading. He said to me that I was willing to allow the Democratic candidate to win but I told him that since the GOP did not listen to the voters, that THEY would cause the Democratic candidate to win. I see our discussion to agree with this article, the GOP backed losers. They are losers to the voters but winners to the GOP old guard (not much of a guard). The gop fails to see their slide to left of center to the ideology that was held by the Democrats before the Progressives took over. The voting base must be super uninformed or why would they believe the lies of Hillary, Sanders & some gop candidates.
I do wonder about Trump's ability to be president. He is good at name calling, arguing, putting down opponents, befriending enemies & etc. I am waiting for my voting decision between Cruz & Trump. Cruz's birth qualifications exceed those of Obamass where his dad (whomever he is) is not a citizen making him not natural born or even if the truth is known about his birth. He is a liar, muslim, anti-American, unConstitutional being & etc. Trump started the campaign discussions about illegals, muslims, lives matter & etc. Constitutionally he is not a conservative, he has been a NYC conservative most of his life (same as a left of center liberal like ) &
DUPED / DECEIVED / DUMBED DOWN, THATS THE MENTAL CONDITION OF MOST VOTERS.
WITH THE ELITES / ATHEISTS / ILLEGALS BACKING HILLARY , ANY WISE PERSON SHOULD DISCERN
DONALD IS THE BETTER OF THE TWO....
Something you might want to see about Obama. I do agree there are way to many Marxist up in our Government and they are the ones bring in Muslims to do their bidding or so they think. Democrats are gone and they are now trying to get the rest of them and I swear McConnell is one of them. This is what Ted Cruz is fighting up in the Senate for right now the majority of the Senate is in this camp.
and this is his real birth certificate
Then this is a great ad from Trump but notice you don't see it on TV??? The Media is in this as well.
Kathryn......I hope you read JB Williams answer earlier on Trumps eligibility. Trump was born to two America citizens...........that's all it takes to be a "natural born citizen". As JB says, Trumps mother was naturalized a U.S. citizen years before Donald Trump was born.
If I could have my pick of anyone on earth, I'm not sure Trump would be my pick, although I think he does have some talents our country needs right now.
As I said in the piece, this really isn't about who Trump is... it is all about who and what the rest of these people are today. In my opinion, everyone in DC should be fired today. We can't do any worse than who we have today, and 99% of your post confirms that...
Dennis, over and above Cruz's eligibility, I would ask that you honestly look at his positions. His foreign policy team is composed of Bush elites, including Chad Sweet, the co-founder of the Chertoff Group, remember Michael Chertoff, the Secretary of Homeland Security under Bush? I can provide you with links - in fact, I have elsewhere on these threads, that prove without a doubt that Ted Cruz is as fluid as the ocean and an absolute MASTER at wordsmithing and twisting the definition of words, such as "amnesty" no longer means legalization, only citizenship. Please, please, please, if you read nothing else, read the following article. Yes, it is from a left-leaning site but even they have a gem or two now and then!
"The Real Ted Cruz: I studied nearly every word the Texas senator uttered during the immigration showdown. He may be the most spectacular liar ever to run for President"
would you prefer watching Trump fighting to some degree what is good for the nation OR
Hillary appointing Homosexuals as Dept. Heads / ambassadors / state dept. personnel while appearing
on tv / whitehouse lawn every week convincing dummies how swell they be ??
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet ST PAUL
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.