April 11, 2016

A Kiplingesque Salute!

My 30-second speech at liberty tonight will be an improvisation on this basic riff:

Kipling had the great line "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs." And I've always enjoyed the quip: "...then you probably don't understand the gravity of the situation."

But I lost my head and despaired when I saw Donald Trump's early successes overtaking the party I had hoped to drive more toward liberty. I missed caucus for the first time in 20 years.

But many brave Colorado Republicans did not fold (including blog brothers and sisters) and I am proud today of a state party I have often derided. Senator Cruz was not my first choice, but he is a great practical choice. And could be considered one of the top three most constitutionally constrained major party candidate in my lifetime.

Not only was Trump shut down, but Dudley Moore's Senate Candidate came up short. I heard good things from several Facebook friends about Darryl Glenn -- and now from brother jg.

Well done, Colorado Republicans -- and thanks!

Colorado GOP 2016 Primary Posted by John Kranz at April 11, 2016 10:43 AM

Yeah, well, others have a completely f***ing different opinion of Colorado's "commie" Republicans and their "Stalinist tactics" which "stole delegates" from the only real American in the race, Donald f***ing Trump.

Seriously, if you read the comment thread here it is a complete s*** storm, stoked by none other than Matt Drudge.

I want to comment, "Donald, do you know the difference between an election and a party nomination? Read before you tweet." And maybe a salutary "asshole" just to make an effort to speak the native tongue. But my twitter account is perfectly happy not being hacked, thank you very much.

Colorado's assembly was pleasant and productive. Cleveland is going to be the seventh level of hell.

Posted by: johngalt at April 11, 2016 11:56 AM

My first hint was when a friend PMed me from overseas:

So is there a reliable summary of what happened in colorado yesterday? I have not been paying attention to politics at all this week--an experiment that has proven to have improved my mood--but I noticed on facebook this huge charge that democracy was destroyed by GOP insiders in CO.

And exactly one grumpy Trumpy Facebook friend.

While we prepare for "Hell in Cleveland World Tour 2016!" may I heartily recommend Karl Rove's book on the 1896 Election [Review Corner]. Read it and send a copy to Trump's new chief.

Posted by: jk at April 11, 2016 12:13 PM

And I also sent a link to Ari Armstrong's measured piece.

Posted by: jk at April 11, 2016 1:00 PM

I couldn't resist, and made some tweets on the topic. See the #3src hashtag widget.

Posted by: johngalt at April 11, 2016 1:09 PM

Indeed; a hearty Huzzah! to the CO GOP for skunking Trump (and so much more, Col. Glenn says). I now will feel much better about my role as PCP. I liked George Will's take on the 'stolen' whinge from The Donald:

well, he's always had a poor grasp on property rights, so this statement shows he's consistent!
I note that the invite for BoCo GOP this Thursday shows one Gregory Rinard: is he known to any of us?

Posted by: nanobrewer at April 12, 2016 2:40 PM

Yes.

Posted by: jk at April 12, 2016 3:25 PM

AAAAnd, yes.

;)

Posted by: johngalt at April 12, 2016 3:31 PM

Indeed; I introduced myself and traded cards!

Posted by: nanobrewer at April 15, 2016 12:40 AM

Did he admit to knowing us?

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