My Prognostication On Colorado’s State GOP Derailing Trump Comes True

Back in January of this year I published a piece on what I believed was an end run the Colorado GOP pulled to keep Donald Trump from winning the nomination for President.  The executive committee made an arbitrary decision not to take a straw poll in Colorado for the Presidency.  So, Colorado Republican voters did not get to participate in the primary selection process.  I received an angry response from an anonymous reader which I’m publishing here:

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.

Ah, but I had actually participated in the 2012 caucuses.  So, I knew exactly how it all worked.  Here’s my response to Knowledgable:

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.

And as it turns out I was dead on the center of the target in deducing what the Colorado GOP was up to with that executive decision to not pick a candidate via caucus for President.  It’s the headliner on Drudge today, from

 Moments after announcing that Ted Cruz had swept all 34 delegate slots at the Colorado GOP convention Saturday, the state party tweeted: “We did it. #NeverTrump.”

Within minutes, the tweet had been deleted.

Steve House, the Colorado GOP chairman, insisted his staff had nothing to do with the tweet and is now investigating.

“There’s no way we tweeted that,” House said, although he acknowledged that the state party was responsible for deleting it…

Uh huh.

And just how did it happen that Ted Cruz got all of the delegates from Colorado without one vote being cast?  Read this.  The choice of Ted Cruz looks so nice, ordinary and sanitary in the Bloomberg report.

It was filthy, rotten perfidy, which  so cleverly disguises as business as usual.

The GOP voters of Colorado had absolutely no say in the decision to give all of the delegates to Ted Cruz.  And the blue-blood country club Republican Establishment is entirely befuddled as to why the nation’s conservative base has completely lost faith in the party’s leadership?  Gimme a break.  How about, we’ve entirely lost faith in the entire political process.

Here’s my next prognostication, which is really a no-brainer:

If the Republican Establishment steals the nomination from front-runner Donald Trump via a floor fight shenanigan at the national convention, Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States – because millions upon millions of conservative voters will stay at home in November.  And if you haven’t noticed, the Bush family would rather have Hillary than Donald Trump.

How did we come to this terrible place?

Heaven forbid that we should actually re-establish our national border and stop the Third World Muslim jihad invasion.

Thanks to Drudge for that video link.

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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3 Responses to My Prognostication On Colorado’s State GOP Derailing Trump Comes True

  1. Kathie Karl says:



  2. hocuspocus13 says:

    Conservative Voters will not stay home but rather vote…Write-In: Donald J Trump

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