I don’t mean that as a compliment.
Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner defended his state’s delegate selection process late Monday, while criticizing GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s “temper tantrum” over the weekend results.
Gardner fired off a series of tweets in which he called the state party’s convention “fair and well run” before needling Trump, suggesting the businessman’s inability to navigate the delegate process in the Colorado raises questions about his ability to handle issues such as the national budget and foreign affairs.
“Spoke to dozens of Trump supporters this weekend, listened to his surrogate speak twice, not 1 person complained abt process until he lost,” Gardner tweeted, adding in another message that Sen. Ted Cruz attended the GOP convention while Trump sent a surrogate.
“Elections are won by those who show up,” Gardner added.
I am not going to bore you with a discussion of the esoteric details of the Colorado State GOP’s delegate selection process. Unlike a large number of people who are suddenly claiming expertise on the subject, I was wholly ignorant before and I am not terribly interested now.
Millions of people in this country are under the mistaken impression that we hold elections in this country so that the voters can choose our leaders. What a crock of shit.
The reason that we hold elections is to keep up the pretense that we are still a democratic republic. The Powers That Be allow us the illusion of self-governance, but when the voters screw it up then it is the prerogative of the elites to take over and fix things.
We “low information voters” obviously don’t know what is good for us. We were supposed to elect Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio. The media said so. The illusion of choice was there to fool us into thinking it really made any difference which one we picked. Then the “winner” between Jeb and Marco would face Hillary in the fall. As if there was really any difference there either.
Then along came Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. They were not supposed to win. They were supposed to be comedy relief. It’s like Dancing With The Stars – not every “star” is really a contender. Some people are there just to be good losers. Then the field narrows to the real contenders.
Donald Trump was supposed to be this year’s Geraldo Rivera. For you American Idol fans, Trump was supposed to be William Hung.
Cory Gardner got elected to Congress in 2010, defeating an incumbent Democrat. He was elected to the Senate in 2014, defeating another incumbent Democrat. He probably thinks he owes his success to the GOP establishment.
2010 and 2014 were both GOP wave elections, but the prevailing sentiment in both years was both anti-Democrat and anti-GOP establishment. Those sentiments are the driving force behind Donald Trump’s current success.
Meanwhile, establishmentarian dicks like Gardner sneer at Trump and his supporters. They think that is the can successfully manipulate “The Rules” to prevent Trump from winning the nomination that the vast majority of Trump’s supporters will meekly fall in line and vote for whomever they select instead.