Colorado Executive GOP Makes An End Run To Derail Donald Trump

Colorado FlagWell, the Colorado GOP, which has been roiled by a whole lot of rebellious anti-establishment RINO-accusation troubles in the past couple of years (some of which I witnessed during my 2013 book tour) managed to run a fast one around the end last August.  The GOP caucuses will not pick a 2016 presidential candidate for nomination on March 1.  Oh, the Democrats will still do that, but not the Republicans.  I wonder how that’s going to effect the turnout.  I wonder why the GOP powers that be did that.

There is an ongoing battle against the “moderate” Bush-style Republican ideas (open borders, comprehensive immigration reform [read that: amnesty for illegals for the cheap labor], ignoring the Muslim doctrine which drives ISIS and the larger jihad movement – and most importantly taking Donald Trump out of nomination contention by whatever means possible).

Alas, it looks like the Colorado establishment, country-club GOP types have won this part of the war.

As an unaffiliated registered voter I knew I would have to temporarily register as a Republican to vote for Donald Trump in the primary election.  But I’m not going to have that opportunity and neither will any of Trump’s Colorado supporters.  Isn’t that special?  Curious about where and when to go to vote in the March 1 caucuses, I found this today, in the August 25, 2015 issue of the Denver Post:

Colorado will not vote for a Republican candidate for president at its 2016 caucus after party leaders approved a little-noticed shift that may diminish the state’s clout in the most open nomination contest in the modern era.

The GOP executive committee has voted to cancel the traditional presidential preference poll after the national party changed its rules to require a state’s delegates to support the candidate that wins the caucus vote.

That is a nifty cover story.  I don’t believe it for a second.  This is about stopping Donald Trump.

The move makes Colorado the only state so far to forfeit a role in the early nomination process, according to political experts, but other caucus states are still considering how to adapt to the new rule.

“It takes Colorado completely off the map” in the primary season, said Ryan Call, a former state GOP chairman.

Republicans still will hold precinct caucus meetings in early 2016 to begin the process of selecting delegates for the national convention — but the 37 delegates are not pledged to any specific candidate…

Now why on Earth did that really happen?  My best guess is that Colorado’s establishment country-club GOP power brokers and honchos are as reluctant to give any support to Donald Trump as the entire rest of the National Republican Party.  So, this move pretty well neutralizes Trump out here in cowboy country.  Will other state GOP committees do the same?  Wouldn’t surprise me.  They really don’t like their front-runner – in the least.

Is this a great country or what?

I like Trump and I intend to vote for him.  The way I see it, he’s our last hope to stave off and quarantine the jihad movement.


About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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4 Responses to Colorado Executive GOP Makes An End Run To Derail Donald Trump

  1. Knowledgeable says:

    You have no clue what you are blogging about. 1st, the straw poll has NEVER influenced the selection of our presidential nominee in Colorado’s Republic party. Second, the executive committee is NOT the Chairman, and blaming the Chair for what the Executive Committee does is absurd. Educate yourself.

    • John L. Work says:

      I’m quite well educated. I’ve been to a Colorado straw poll and I fully understood that the vote was not binding, because it was explained to us. I thought that was odd. The executive committee made a decision, acting as the de facto chair of the state GOP. This committee decision to not choose a presidential candidate for nomination was unanimous, yes. They’re all responsible. If you read the blog again carefully you will see I did not put responsibility on the Chairman of the GOP. The fact is that Colorado’s State GOP is a rogue, RINO operation now, which has thoroughly alienated its conservative base. So, I suppose the GOP, like Jeb Bush, figures it can win without our votes. Fine. Win without us. More power to you. The delegates to the convention can do whatever they want to do now. I assure you I won’t be registering as a Republican.

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