Charlie Baker’s Blueprint for Trump’s revenge on the GOP Establishment

by Datechguy | March 1st, 2016

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Charlie Baker's Blueprint for Trump's revenge on the GOP Establishment

Yes­ter­day we talked about how for the GOP their real fear is that key patron­age posi­tions lead­ing to increased power would go to peo­ple whose pri­mary loy­alty was to Trump and not to party.

That is the rea­son why they are poten­tially will­ing to elect a woman who was will­ing to leave Amer­i­cans in trou­ble to die rather than risk a Trump presidency.

But here on Elec­tion day, as I cel­e­brate the end of robo calls that have been never-​ending It occurs to me that if he wants, Mr. Trump has the abil­ity to craft a far more effec­tive revenge on the GOP than a mere 3rd party run.

Here in Mass­a­chu­setts I’ve got­ten robo calls for pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates (I say vote Cruz) and state rep can­di­dates (I say vote Tran) but the great­est num­ber of calls I’ve received have been for can­di­dates for the GOP state com­mit­tee. (I say vote Frank Ardinger & ignore the Gov’s ticket)

You might recall that two years ago it was the attempt to silence activists on the com­mit­tee and some decep­tive argu­ments that sparked out­rage and led to my own depar­ture from the GOP.

You might also recall that just last week I wrote about Char­lie Baker run­ning his own slate of State Com­mit­tee peo­ple who by an odd coin­ci­dence are tar­get­ing the con­ser­v­a­tive activists who were treated so poorly last time.

Now ask your­self this. What if Don­ald Trump decides to get involved in these races on the state level?

Pic­ture for exam­ple if a Don­ald Trump, to use Mass­a­chu­setts as an exam­ple, angry about how he’s treated decides next time around to run his OWN slate of GOP state com­mit­tee people?

Pic­ture Trump hold­ing ral­lies in Worces­ter and draw­ing 5000, 10000 or 20000 and urg­ing them to go to the pols and vote for a Trump slate. Pic­ture him stand­ing next to a can­di­date and giv­ing him the Trump imprimatur.

Then pic­ture if even a frac­tion of those peo­ple he draws turn­ing up for what is nor­mally a sleepy elec­tion with turnout so low the pri­mary job of the police at the polling sta­tions is to keep the elderly poll work­ers awake. Remem­ber the height dif­fer­ent between Gov­er­nor Baker and Dean Tran at his rally. Well when it comes to draw­ing vot­ers in an elec­tion Trump dwarfs Gov­er­nor Baker in the same way.

Sud­denly you don’t have a GOP state com­mit­tee that looks like the estab­lish­ment or like Char­lie Baker, Sud­denly you have a GOP state com­mit­tee that looks like Don­ald Trump.

Now imag­ine that pic­ture repeated state by state nation­wide. Hav­ing night­mares yet GOP?

I can see the naysay­ers now: “Surely you jest, not only would that be very expen­sive but very time-​consuming and what about the con­ser­v­a­tive activist and the Rand Paul activists etc they won’t go along with this?”

To that I say, Trump has the money, he has the vot­ers, an he’s the type of guy who doesn’t for­get slights so he’ll be highly moti­vated. It will keep his name in the head­lines which he will love, and as for the activists, given how they’ve been treated by the party lead­ers I sus­pect they will not need a lot of per­sua­sion to join a Trump attempt to “throw the ras­cals out”…oh and don’t call me Shirley.

And that’s just talk­ing state Com­mit­tees, it could get much worse for the party.

As I men­tioned a bit back Ted Cruz did the estab­lish­ment a big favor last time around by not endors­ing in pri­maries involv­ing incum­bents. His treat­ment by the party will deter­mine if that hap­pens next time around.


In the last elec­tion cycle Ted Cruz did not chal­lenge any sit­ting GOP incum­bent, he didn’t endorse Matt Bevin when he was run­ning against Mitch McConnell nor did aid John Cornyn’s wor­thy chal­lenger Dwayne Sto­vall. In the cur­rent elec­tion cycle, frankly Sen­a­tor Cruz is a tad busy…

…but what about next one?

Now pic­ture Don­ald Trump in this sce­nario instead of Ted Cruz. Pic­ture Trump hold­ing huge ral­lies and bring­ing his turnout machine to the var­i­ous states for pri­mary oppo­nents of GOP incum­bents. Cripes he might even get Cruz to go along with him on this.

And pic­ture the wall to wall cov­er­age the MSM will give all these efforts, you’re talk­ing more free media than the GOP can buy.

How fast with GOP incum­bents fear­ful of such a sce­nario decide to line up behind Trump?

Now as I’ve said over and over. I’m a Ted Cruz man. I’ll be vot­ing for him today and I URGE any per­son read­ing, par­tic­u­larly Trump peo­ple, to get behind Ted who is the con­ser­v­a­tive who has actu­ally fought and paid the price to try­ing to do all of the things Don­ald Trump is now promis­ing to get done. Along the same lineYes­ter­day Pas­tor Kelly warned of the spir­i­tual price of “win at any cost”.

But if the peo­ple don’t take my advice or the Pastor’s and go with Trump, then we must, as a repub­lic respect their choice. I sub­mit and sug­gest to the GOP estab­lish­ment that try­ing to silence the voice of the vot­ers, even if they choose the “wrong” can­di­date is not only the wrong thing to do, it’s the Dumb thing to do an it will have con­se­quences far worse and longer last­ing than they estab­lish­ment fools realize.

GOP don’t say you haven’t been warned.

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Like­wise we start a new day with a new $61 goal and the hope of drop­ping our cur­rent deficit for the year below $1289 & 21.1 days. We’re already $2 on our way.

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Yesterday we talked about how for the GOP their real fear is that key patronage positions leading to increased power would go to people whose primary loyalty was to Trump and not to party.

That is the reason why they are potentially willing to elect a woman who was willing to leave Americans in trouble to die rather than risk a Trump presidency.

But here on Election day, as I celebrate the end of robo calls that have been never-ending It occurs to me that if he wants, Mr. Trump has the ability to craft a far more effective revenge on the GOP than a mere 3rd party run.

Here in Massachusetts I’ve gotten robo calls for presidential candidates (I say vote Cruz) and state rep candidates (I say vote Tran) but the greatest number of calls I’ve received have been for candidates for the GOP state committee. (I say vote Frank Ardinger & ignore the Gov’s ticket)

You might recall that two years ago it was the attempt to silence activists on the committee and some deceptive arguments that sparked outrage and led to my own departure from the GOP.

You might also recall that just last week I wrote about Charlie Baker running his own slate of State Committee people who by an odd coincidence are targeting the conservative activists who were treated so poorly last time.

Now ask yourself this. What if Donald Trump decides to get involved in these races on the state level?

Picture for example if a Donald Trump, to use Massachusetts as an example, angry about how he’s treated decides next time around to run his OWN slate of GOP state committee people?

Picture Trump holding rallies in Worcester and drawing 5000, 10000 or 20000 and urging them to go to the pols and vote for a Trump slate. Picture him standing next to a candidate and giving him the Trump imprimatur.

Then picture if even a fraction of those people he draws turning up for what is normally a sleepy election with turnout so low the primary job of the police at the polling stations is to keep the elderly poll workers awake. Remember the height different between Governor Baker and Dean Tran at his rally. Well when it comes to drawing voters in an election Trump dwarfs Governor Baker in the same way.

Suddenly you don’t have a GOP state committee that looks like the establishment or like Charlie Baker, Suddenly you have a GOP state committee that looks like Donald Trump.

Now imagine that picture repeated state by state nationwide. Having nightmares yet GOP?

I can see the naysayers now: “Surely you jest, not only would that be very expensive but very time-consuming and what about the conservative activist and the Rand Paul activists etc they won’t go along with this?”

To that I say, Trump has the money, he has the voters, an he’s the type of guy who doesn’t forget slights so he’ll be highly motivated. It will keep his name in the headlines which he will love, and as for the activists, given how they’ve been treated by the party leaders I suspect they will not need a lot of persuasion to join a Trump attempt to “throw the rascals out”…oh and don’t call me Shirley.

And that’s just talking state Committees, it could get much worse for the party.

As I mentioned a bit back Ted Cruz did the establishment a big favor last time around by not endorsing in primaries involving incumbents. His treatment by the party will determine if that happens next time around.


In the last election cycle Ted Cruz did not challenge any sitting GOP incumbent, he didn’t endorse Matt Bevin when he was running against Mitch McConnell nor did aid John Cornyn’s worthy challenger Dwayne Stovall. In the current election cycle, frankly Senator Cruz is a tad busy…

…but what about next one?

Now picture Donald Trump in this scenario instead of Ted Cruz. Picture Trump holding huge rallies and bringing his turnout machine to the various states for primary opponents of GOP incumbents. Cripes he might even get Cruz to go along with him on this.

And picture the wall to wall coverage the MSM will give all these efforts, you’re talking more free media than the GOP can buy.

How fast with GOP incumbents fearful of such a scenario decide to line up behind Trump?

Now as I’ve said over and over. I’m a Ted Cruz man. I’ll be voting for him today and I URGE any person reading, particularly Trump people, to get behind Ted who is the conservative who has actually fought and paid the price to trying to do all of the things Donald Trump is now promising to get done. Along the same lineYesterday Pastor Kelly warned of the spiritual price of “win at any cost”.

But if the people don’t take my advice or the Pastor’s and go with Trump, then we must, as a republic respect their choice. I submit and suggest to the GOP establishment that trying to silence the voice of the voters, even if they choose the “wrong” candidate is not only the wrong thing to do, it’s the Dumb thing to do an it will have consequences far worse and longer lasting than they establishment fools realize.

GOP don’t say you haven’t been warned.

*******************************

It’s Election Day so by the end of the day we wipe away speculation and replace it with hard facts and numbers.

Likewise we start a new day with a new $61 goal and the hope of dropping our current deficit for the year below $1289 & 21.1 days. We’re already $2 on our way.

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