Published on April 13th, 2016 | by Cliff Kincaid0
Cruz Thwarts Hostile Takeover of the GOP
Donald J. Trump’s admission that two of his adult kids didn’t even bother to register as Republicans, in order to vote for him in the New York primary, says all you need to know about his attempted takeover of the GOP. Trump isn’t a real Republican and his kids aren’t committed to the party. They work for their Daddy.
The evidence is clear: the candidate who had no knowledge of the nuclear triad, which protects America from a Russian nuclear first-strike, and who flip-flops on every major issue, is still a Democrat.
At this late stage in the campaign, it is simply amazing that conservative media personalities and websites (such as the Drudge Report) are ignoring the evidence of Trump’s involvement with the Democratic Party and close relationship with the Clintons, and treating the businessman as an authentic Republican.
Belatedly, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Trump’s main opponent, has referred to the Drudge Report as “the attack site for the Donald Trump campaign.”
The truth about Trump hasn’t been hidden. The voter registration records for Trump, obtained by The Smoking Gun website, show that he switched political party affiliations at least five times.
When viewed objectively, without partisan bias, one has to conclude that the so-called Republican establishment has every right to deny Trump the Republican nomination for president because Trump is not—and never has been—a true Republican.
Trump’s personal voting history has convinced many Republicans that Trump is a Trojan horse candidate who got in the race to hand it to Hillary. They are rallying to the candidacy of Senator Cruz.
Hundreds of documents have just been released by the Clinton presidential library showing a very close relationship between Trump and the Clintons. The Clinton Library says the collection includes references to Trump’s invitations to White House events and “a photo-op Donald Trump shared with the President at the Trump Towers in New York.” One entry is a copy of Trump’s Art of the Deal book inscribed to Bill Clinton aide Mark Middleton.
The “Donald J. Trump Collection” at the Clinton Library stands as proof that the billionaire businessman is willing to say anything, or register as anything, to further his business interests. Or perhaps his run for the GOP presidential nomination is designed to sabotage the party’s prospects in November and make Hillary Clinton look good by comparison.
Trump could have run as a Democrat in 2015/2016, but he obviosly saw that Hillary Clinton had been picked by party elders and their superdelegates to be the 2016 nominee. Trump denies that Bill Clinton talked him into running, but the suspicion persists. The Washington Post reported that Clinton called Trump in late May, 2015, encouraging Trump “to play a larger role in the Republican Party.”
Senator Ted Cruz and his campaign organization understand the stakes, and have moved forcefully in Colorado and other states to tell the truth about Trump’s Trojan horse campaign for president. They have convinced many delegates, even though technically committed to Trump during the first round of voting at the convention, to cast their votes for a real conservative in subsequent rounds.
Some “conservative” commentators are crying that the “establishment” is trying to thwart “the will of the people” who vote for Trump. But the Republican Party has no obligation to destroy itself in order to accommodate a billionaire businessman who puts the party behind his own demands for personal loyalty from his followers.
Some might say that if a political party can’t protect itself from a hijacking by an outside billionaire businessman with close ties to Moscow, then it isn’t worthy of being considered part of the American two-party political system.
“Eric and Ivanka Trump won’t be eligible to vote for their father in the closed Republican Party primary after missing the deadline to register with a political party,” ABC News reported. Trump told “Fox and Friends” that “They were unaware of the rules and they didn’t register in time. So Eric and Ivanka, I guess, won’t be voting.”
Unaware of the rules? Didn’t their Dad, an alleged Republican, tell them? Didn’t they give his race as a “Republican” enough consideration to think that, since Dad registered as a Republican, they should, too? Ivanka said during the CNN “Trump Family Town Hall” that she was registered as an independent.
This debacle provides all the evidence you need about the nature of the Trump organization and the Trump campaign.
The fiasco demonstrates that there is nothing “Republican” about Trump running for the Republican presidential nomination. Trump has been not been a Republican most of his life, and he has funneled political contributions to top Democratic elected officials.
A 2011 analysis, before Trump turned his attention to taking over the Republican Party, showed the majority of Trump’s donations going to Democrats.
Since then, of course, he’s been funding the Republican Party and its candidates, even conservative organizations like the American Conservative Union. This was part of the masquerade.
No wonder his kids “forgot” to register as Republicans. It’s not fashionable to be a Republican in New York. Being a Democrat, or a “progressive,” is second-nature to most people in New York. That’s why Senator Cruz refers to Trump’s “New York values.”
Perhaps Ivanka had other things on her mind rather than re-registering as a Republican, such as her Chinese-made scarves being recalled as a “burn risk.”
The revelation about Trump’s kids not showing up to vote for Dad in the New York primary is another indication that the Trump for President organization has nothing to do with making the Republican Party a viable part of the two-party system, capable of defeating the Democrats this fall. Trump could care less whether the Republican Party survives as a vehicle for Reagan-style conservatism.
Although the focus should be on Trump and his motives, he is running around moaning and groaning about the Cruz campaign out-hustling him in Colorado. The outcome in Colorado demonstrates that Cruz and his operatives understand how the Republican Party operates, and that Trump does not.
So why are President Obama and Hillary Clinton attacking Trump? It’s apparent that they view him as a punching bag around which they can gather the Democratic Party base. He generates the conflict that strengthens the Democratic Party and will guarantee a united party in November.
If Trump were to actually win the Republican nomination and become president, it’s questionable whether his policies would be in any sense Republican. Indeed, his foreign policy would be even more pro-Russian than that of Obama and Hillary.
In this regard, the media are slowly but surely telling the truth about The Donald’s love affair with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and exploring his business ties to the Kremlin. Consider some recent headlines:
- From Russia with love: why the Kremlin backs Trump (Reuters)
- Trump’s New Russia Adviser Has Deep Ties to Kremlin’s Gazprom (Bloomberg)
- Russia Hearts Donald Trump (Daily Beast)
- Trump: “I want to get along with Russia” (Russia Today)
It is also apparent that Trump’s business dealings with Communist China would continue, despite Ivanka’s scarves violating the federal flammability standard.
Harvard professor Robert Lawrence analyzed the entire Ivanka Trump fashion line of shoes, dresses, purses and scarves, and concluded that 628 of the 838 Ivanka products are said to be imported and 354 made specifically in China.
Donald Trump’s own clothing line of suits and ties are also made in China.
However, on his official website for the campaign, Trump says his “Make America Great Again” baseball cap is “proudly made” in the USA. It sells for $30.
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