Yesterday was the kickoff of the 2016 Republican national Convention and it was all that Donald Trump promised.. Not Boring!!
Beside Rudy Giuliani's speech, which was awesome, Sheriff David Clark's powerful speech and Melania Trump's stunning appearance and speech, complete with The Donald's “Rock Star” entrance, the day began with some controversy. The news all day, up until the speeches was the supposed RNC Rules fight in the afternoon. In the end it was not as big of a deal as the MSM wanted to make of it, but there is one take away that I do not think most people got. That's what I am here for.
This morning, the day after, you still have Glen Beck and others whining and complaining about the trampling of Democracy they perceive as having occurred. They are upset because an individual vote of each delegate was not taken on the rules. Interestingly, this comes mainly from the same people who thought it is perfectly okay not allow people in their states to have a vote on the Party's presidential candidate. In fact those who complained in those states were called babies, and people who do not understand The Constitution and Republican representation. When it was used on them, however, they went into tantrum mode and cried that Democracy was trampled upon and their rights violated. Just like children who did not get their way.
Here is the tragedy of this struggle though. After things settled down, those wanting to affect the rule changes complained that it was not about “Stop Trump,” or “Never Trump.” They are now saying it was about other rules which would have given greater power and influence to the common man and woman vs. the establishment. This was even Glen Beck's spiel this morning.
I actually agree with many of the changes they wanted to propose and am sorry that they did not get a hearing or vote. BUT, it is their own fault that these things did not get a hearing. No one heard about any of that before now. Almost the entire time leading up to the convention, and the rules committee meeting last week, all we heard was that “Stop Trump,” had some tricks up their sleeve and planed to still stop the nomination of Donald Trump. Kendall Unruh the main antagonist and face of this movement was all over media, making it known that they still had plans. Then after their plans failed in the rules committee Unruh and others were again in the media saying they had some surprises for the convention floor. All we heard was that they wanted to foil the nomination of Donald J. Trump. As late as yesterday afternoon I was getting attacked by #NEVETRUMPERS,” on Twitter, telling me that he was going down. Nowhere did I hear one word about any positive rule change proposals. It was all STOP TRUMP!!! Then they got shut down and the whining began.
It reminds me of something that happened in my senior year in high school. There was a girl interested in me and I had shown some interest in her. I really had no plans to go after this girl but there was another guy who apparently liked her more than me and became really jealous. He let it be known that he was going to lure me into a trap where some guys were going to jump me outside of the school the next day. That was his mistake making his plans known, as my friends found out and let me know. So that next morning I dressed in clothes that were suitable for a fight and I went prepared. Just before class was to start he challenged me to a fight and told me to meet him outside. I said no, I am staying right here. He said he did not want to get into trouble by fighting in the school building. I said I did not want to get into trouble either but that I was not going outside. He called me a “punk,” which is slang for sissy or chicken, if I didn't follow him outside. As he turned to go, I grabbed him drug him back in and began beating the crap out of him. From a corner on the floor where I had knocked him he pulled out a box cutter out of his pocket and came after me. I ran into the music room, found a collapsible note stand, and then turned on him. He then tried to flee but my friends grabbed him and took the blade away from him. Why did I tell you all of this and how does it relate? Just as this guys early threats and bragging about what he wanted to do to me had me prepared for the fight and resulted in this guy getting a beat down, the constant negativity, threatening, and just plain nastiness of the #NEVERTRUMP movement had the RNC prepared to deal with what they saw as a planned ambush. The ambush, however, was that of “STOP TRUMP” being ambushed at the hands of the RNC.
Please forgive me if I do not feel bad about the way the RNC handled the matter. #NEVERTRUMP hurt not only their mission, but sadly hurt innocent Republicans that would have brought about needed change in the RNC rules. NEVERTRUMP was selfish and arrogant thinking only of their own misguided interests.
I can only hope that those behind this are dealt with in the manner they sought to deal with the rest of us and removed from the ability to harm others any more.Maybe then those of goodwill can rise up and bring about the changes needed in the Party of Lincoln and Reagan.