After the Washington Post reported that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and “Obama’s Mitch,” Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (RINO-KY) met with a cabal of GOP establishment types to plan for a brokered convention — to purposely create chaos in order to usher in a squishy establishment stooge like Mitt Romney as their savior, Dr. Ben Carson threw down the gauntlet.
“If the leaders of the Republican Party want to destroy the party, they should continue to hold meetings like the one described in the Washington Post this morning,” Carson said to the GOP RINO establishment’s scheming to stop Donald Trump, or any other outsider candidate like Carson or Ted Cruz, from being the Republican nominee.
In addition to Priebus and McConnell, the private backroom scheming session was attended by operatives and crony allies from both the Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio campaigns. No one from either Carson or Cruz’s campaigns were invited, suggesting Rubio or Bush could be the “next man up” for the establishment.
Furthermore, Ben Carson promised that if the GOP establishment continues down this path, it won’t just be Donald Trump bolting the party. Carson said that he would also leave the GOP.
“If this was the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace it with the will of the political elite, I assure you Donald Trump will not be the only one leaving the party,” Carson stated in a press release on Friday. “I pray that the report in the Post this morning was incorrect. If it is correct, every voter who is standing for change must know they are being betrayed. I won’t stand for it.”
The GOP establishment has been adamant about forcing the grassroots and base of the GOP, the pro-liberty, pro-Constitution Tea Party movement, to hold their noses and vote for whatever RINO stooge they present, past losers Romney, John McCain and Bob Dole all advertised by the GOP establishment as the “most electable” candidate.
But the loyalty among GOP leadership apparently is a one-way street, as it looks like the establishment is going to take their ball and go home if they don’t get their GOP candidate.
While establishment favorites Bush, Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham and John Kasich continue to falter, a new CBS/NYT poll indicates that outsider candidates Trump, Cruz and Carson command a whopping 64% combined support (Trump: 35%, Cruz: 16%, Carson: 13%) among Republican primary voters — a massively disturbing number that indicates the establishment is in the minority and the grassroots is gaining strength.
RINO’s Bush, Kasich, Christie and Graham are at a combined 9% in the same poll.