Today the political landscape just became infinitely more interesting. In order to understand the current landscape, and simultaneously explain what it means, we must weave in and out of history because this tripwire alert needs reference points.
At the most basic of level we must remember candidate Marco Rubio was never supposed to be the GOPe’s standard bearer for the professional republican party. It simply was not his role.
A single-term, 44-year-old, freshman senator, with a wife, four kids, no accumulated wealth and no executive experience, does not independently mount a long-shot bid to become the chief executive office holder amid the power-elites who run the highest political offices.
Rubio was/is ‘a means’ – to an end. Rubio does not represent the end goal, he never did.
This is a point we have continually referenced since early 2014. This point surrounds the transparency of motive for a Marco Rubio run for the presidency. He is, quite simply, the least qualified candidate on the GOPe team.
Rubio was also the most severely non-vetted candidate that could ever enter the race. – example here – Knowing and accepting that fact, Rubio’s role in the original plan made a lot more sense.
In October 2013 through February 2014 when the constructs were designed, the reason for Rubio’s enlistment was to act as a necessary part of the campaign to deliver the Florida electoral fulcrum, the 99 Florida delegates. The republican party apparatus changing the primary date and distribution of those delegates (winner-take-all) was the visible second tripping of the Rubio tripwire which evidenced the GOPe roadmap’s validity.
Absent of Donald Trump entering the 2016 race in June ’15, the roadmap was a brilliant construct which would have delivered a Jeb Bush nomination. Look back upon the falling dominos and you see the structure clearly.
However, all of the best laid plans were thoroughly destroyed by the vulgarian, populist, entry. So where does that leave the architects, the power-brokers, today?
The person needed to RETAIN the viability of the GOPe, big ‘establishment’ as it is customarily known, is NOT in the current field. The GOPe have shifted approach from a nomination process, to an outright necessary appointment.
It is still murky who the GOPe want to walk in and save their party. However, by all current indications it appears to be Mitt Romney. One thing is certain, they are not going with Rubio – and Rubio knows this, he has to. [Notice Romney has NOT endorsed Rubio.]
Marco Rubio knows he has a role to play, he is also aware the role has modified, and what we are seeing today is the necessary, and visible, change in that role.
The GOPe now need to tear down the Republican party from the direction it is going, if they are going to have any hope of retaining their position of power and influence.
The GOPe have lost almost all of their grip on the construct of the election process. Their ability to manipulate the electorate has been severely diminished. However, they still retain ownership of the party apparatus both at a national and state level.
Here’s the real kicker, and a very important point that everyone needs to continually remind themselves; moving forward the RNC is on the side of the GOPe elite (within Washington DC) in this ongoing battle to retain power. As a consequence Reince Preibus and Sean Spicer need to project the illusion of distance, but they are inherently -by dependency and design- part of the overall apparatus.
Today when we hear Marco Rubio saying: “Donald Trump will not be our party’s nominee, because it would mean the end of the republican party“, Rubio is not being dramatic. He is simply relaying the same message from the party apparatus as they tell him exactly what needs to be done.
Yesterday, four times -and most notably on the debate stage- RNC Head Reince Preibus said: “the candidates are applying to join the republican party and gain the benefit of the national party apparatus“. Think about this very carefully. The key takeaway is the RNC now saying all the candidates are outside the party, and the party will determine who leads it. The candidates are mere applicants to the group for the position of nominee.
The visibility of the message, along with the specificity of the message itself, is intended to set up the future events; ie the goals the RNC/GOPe are working toward. • A nominee chosen at a convention. • A nominee who might not even be on the stage. • An appointed nominee, because the party cannot accept its destruction at the hands of the actual electoral winner who they decide does not represent the party ideology.
Remember in August 2015 when George Will said: “Trump Supporters Need To Come Into The Republican Party On Our Terms, Not Theirs” (link) This is the mentality within the closely guarded GOPe elite. He was not joking when he said that.
It is not coincidental the donor class pulled back while this plays out. It is not coincidental we are seeing articles like this on CNN:
Houston (CNN) Marco Rubio‘s campaign is preparing for a contested Republican Convention as one option to take the GOP nomination away from Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, his campaign manager told top donors at a closed-door meeting in Manhattan Wednesday night. (Link)
By all appearances Rubio is facilitating that ends. Again, he becomes a means to an end – not the end itself. In essence his role shifts, but the larger role remains unchanged. There will be a similar reward, perhaps political – perhaps financial, at the end of the plan just like there was in the original road-map.
In this role Marco Rubio has nothing to lose by trying to destroy the state of the race, or by pushing it fully off the cliff into the pit of absurdity. By destroying the race itself, by creating mayhem -under the auspices, and shield, of just responding to the vulgarian approach- Rubio is hastening the desired end, an open convention ruled by the party apparatus who has laid the groundwork for an party appointment instead of an electoral nomination.
That’s the bad news. Now for the good news.
Those power-brokers within the party apparatus just received the biggest fright of the race. Chris Christie endorsing Donald Trump is severely stunning not because of his clout and influence, but rather because he was inside the GOPe camp for YEARS.
Remember, Chris Christie was head of the Republican Governors Association. Christie was at the head of the table during the Romney pre-race decision-making in ’11 and into 2012.
Christie attended the secret Colorado Summit post citizens united, which was the basis for the first discussions on how to defeat the electorate after the 2010 mid-terms.
Governor Chris Christie has been at the heart of the RNC/GOPe apparatus, and the well thought of insider, within Bush/Romney world for well over six years. Christie attended and participated in some of the most sensitive discussions about with political party leadership, and the financiers therein, regarding all operational and organizational plans.
That is why his appearance today is so stunning – and also why it was such a closely guarded secret, it had to be.
The RNC/GOPe are now facing the looming probability that Chris Christie was a mole, an insurgent, the entire time.
They have to think about it that way. Sure Christie and Trump were known friends, but the RNC/GOPe are now faced with hindsight filled with worry. While Christie was inside the network, was he more “loyal” to his friend Donald Trump than he was to his role within the apparatus?
Notice today when asked about his endorsement the key phraseology from Christie spoke about loyalty to his friend Donald Trump. The word loyalty is key. This is “code of Omerta” type loyalty. The witnessing audience might not fully grasp the intense significance.
It cannot be overstated how significant the concerns of the RNC/GOPe must be. They must be apoplectic, heck, beyond apoplectic, with a realization that Christie was not who they thought him to be all along. We can be certain the RNC/GOPe phones and emails are still in full meltdown mode.
One of the more consequential realities (what helps prove the thesis) is when you remember how importantly loyalty is viewed by Donald Trump. For the GOPe to now contemplate Chris Christie might have been part of that Trump inner circle all along is almost unfathomable.
And yet it is entirely possible…..
Just a Reminder, this is an insurgency. – The modern enemy of Wall Street is Main Street vulgarians. The enemy of the RNC/GOPe is not Democrats, it’s Grassroots Conservatives, more vulgarians.
The Republican Party, and the Republican media apparatus, view us as their enemy. We are the enemy they need to protect themselves from:
In 2014, the RNC approved selection rules that govern how each state’s delegates are portioned out from the primaries. Under one of the changes, states holding their primaries between March 1 and March 14 will have their delegates doled out proportionately with election results, a change that will likely stymie a movement candidate.
States that have primaries on or after March 15 will be winner-take-all states.
That’s important because another RNC rule change requires that a candidate must win a majority of delegates in eight or more states before his or her name may be presented for nomination at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
With 18 GOP presidential candidates, for now, it will be that much harder for any candidate to win a majority in any state, let alone eight. (Article July 2015)
Isn’t the entire reason for campaigning in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina etc. to make a movement/momentum?
In addition Rule #40 changed in 2014 from previously five needed state wins, to a newer threshold of eight (8):
Officially, it’s Rule 40 in the RNC handbook and it states that any candidate for president “shall demonstrate the support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight (8) or more states” before their name is presented for nomination at the national convention. (article March 2014)
Again, ask yourself who does this benefit? A candidate can win seven states outright, and still not have their name presented for nomination?
These rules were made/affirmed in 2014 – Who or what exactly was the GOP concerned about blocking in 2016 that would necessitate such rules? When combined with other rule changes you can clearly identify a consolidation of power within the RNC apparatus intentionally constructed to stop the candidate of the GRASSROOTS from achieving victory.
It’s all part of their GOPe Roadmap.
♦ Reference and Resources – (links to internal MSM references are contained within prior outlines): RNC Rule Changes RNC Rule Battles
- ♦ Following The Money
- ♦ The GOPe Roadmap
- ♦ The Roles of The Players – “The Splitters”
- ♦ How each candidate is aligned in the Roadmap
- ♦ Arrow #1 Trump Hits The Super-PACs – The GOPe Achilles Heel
- ♦ Arrow #2 Trump Hits Bush – Inside The Wall Street Fortress
- ♦ Arrow #3 Trump Cuts Off Rubio/Bush switch – The GOPe Switch
- ♦ The Rick Perry Tripwire Exposed – DC Super-Pac
- ♦ Jeb Bush Super-Pac Will immediately spend $10 Million
- ♦ Proving there is only one political party in Washington DC
- ♦ Why Support Trump – Part One (The GOPe Ruse)
- ♦ Why Support Trump – Part Two (Stop being played)
- ♦ Why Support Trump – Part Three (Intellectual Details)
- ♦ How To Defeat the GOPe Road Map
- ♦ Current Polling Exposes – the Ohio, Florida, Texas, Virginia, New York Splitters
- ♦ Florida Polling Exposes – Donald Trump defeating Jeb’s Florida Strategy
- ♦ Rush Limbaugh Discusses/Affirms – The “splitter strategy”
- ♦ The Biden Paradox – Trump Winning Means Clinton Must Be Removed
- ♦ Salem Media Communications (GOPe Media Arm) Launches Attack
- ♦ Open Letter To GOPe – The Conservative Frustration
- ♦ Why The GOPe Will Never Stop Attacking Donald Trump
- ♦ Trump indicates he is well aware of the GOP Mississippi Trickery 2014