Sunday, July 10, 2016

Anti-Trump Wisconsin Republicans Hatch Plot?

While Wisconsin may be considered a purple state, it's managed like it has only one legitimate ruling authority. The rise of the right wing authoritarian movement in Wisconsin has hatched a rogues gallery of "pricibled" leaders intent on cleansing the country of any and all of its socialist inclinations.

Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, and the ever reliable loonie tunes RNC chair Reince Priebus, after successfully pillaging the state, may now be turning their attention to the presidential election:
Inside the plot to ‘save’ the GOP from Trump — with Paul Ryan’s help if a group of renegade delegates from the speaker’s home state of Wisconsin gets its way, Ryan’s duties won’t stop there.

He will also, they hope, allow his fellow Wisconsinites to block Trump from winning the nomination.

Can these Cheeseheads really overthrow Trump at the convention? And will Ryan, who officially supports the presumptive nominee, actually wade into a civil war on the convention floor and deliver the Donald’s deathblow?

“I personally believe there are enough delegates who will abstain to keep Trump from getting the nomination on the first ballot,” Dane Waters, an official with Delegates Unbound, tells Yahoo News. “And I think that will open up a lot of options for the delegates.” 

Will Delegates Unbound be able to pull any of this off? They are, at the very least, a serious group. Their leader is Eric O’Keefe, a respected political activist in Wisconsin who worked aggressively to bolster Gov. Scott Walker during the 2012 recall campaign, and they are “rumored to be better organized than the more publicized efforts focused on the Rules Committee.”