04-12-2016, 08:08 AM
That would be lovely, yes, but I do not believe it is necessary. Something has to shake their unquestioning loyalty to the GOP establishment, whether it comes in the form of something that is merely perception, or harsh reality. It is their perception that Trump was cheated. óThe harsh reality is that the GOP establishment does not want Trump, and the voters who feel cheated (even if they weren't) will now be going over every move the establishment makes with a fine tooth comb.
These people have already come a long way from the days when they just did everything the establishment told them to do. Maybe I'm the only one who sees it, but I see that as progress.
There is probably a good debate to be had over whether the means justify the ends, I'll grant you that. There are short term goals and long-term goals. Keeping Trump out of office is a short term goal that many people here are fixated on. Okay great, the guy sucks, put him in the bin with the other ones. A good long term goal would be to somehow create a giant schism between the broader republican base and the GOP establishment. I'm sorry to be so blunt here, but 12 years (+decades for some of us) of making well reasoned arguments have not managed to break that bond as rapidly and as effectively as what just played out in Colorado. That cannot be disputed.
So with that in mind I would say to Colorado's Trump supporters, Sure 'the Colorado GOP cheated' (wink, wink), but if I were you guys, I'd be reading the teleprompter over my heads this year if you really want something to be pissed off about.
Then, it's just a matter of time: