RNC leaders scrap plans to change convention rules after Trump warning

by Ralph Z. Hallow
January 28, 2016

Donald Trump’s campaign, feeling it can ill afford anything less than a first-ballot win at the presidential nominating convention in July, privately warned the GOP this month not to attempt to change its rules this late in the game.

Mr. Trump’s warning appears to have worked, at least for now. Several influential leaders on the Republican National Committee withdrew plans to lower the nomination threshold and make it easier for other candidates to challenge Mr. Trump at the convention.

“What this demonstrated is the sway Trump has come to have over a reluctant GOP establishment,” said GOP elections analyst Jim Ellis, who was political adviser to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

41 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • skrunyan says:

    quiltenlady: At least Trump is honest about things. He admits how government works. All the rest are politicians. There is not one Senator nor Governor of EITHER party that does not have to sell out lock stock and barrel to the party. (House Reps are not as sold out nor as required to sell out to the party to run). Ted is my Senator and I LOVE him but refer the prior sentence. Not to say Ted doesn’t buck the system regularly but I still stand by my statement.

    1. ohmama says:

      Like it or not Trump IS a politician. Trump has said recently that he can be PC with the best of them, and he is looking forward to making deals with Nancy Pelosi. He has said he would make deals with the Democrats….so what makes him different?

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Lol, RNC Member Committee Stands Firm……….to Protect Obama


    By J.B. Williams | January 16, 2016


    At the opening of the January Republican National Committee meeting in Charleston South Carolina Wednesday, the RNC Resolutions Committee was forced to vote on a RNC Resolutionknown as the Agema Resolution, supporting the proper Impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama for his many crimes of treason, tyranny and treachery against the United States and the people.

    The nine member Resolutions Committee chaired by Carolyn McLarty of Oklahoma, voted unanimously to kill the Agema Resolution in committee, preventing the full body of the RNC from ever having a vote or voice on the measure in the full meeting scheduled for Friday January 15.

    Not one member of the RNC Resolutions Committee supported the Agema Resolution to impeach what is admittedly the most impeachable administration in U.S. history. Not even known acts of treason and tyranny by the Obama Administration, not the Iran deal, or even Obama’s recent unilateral gun grab EO (Executive Order) just a week ago, was enough to cause the leadership of the Republican Party to support a resolution on impeachment.

    The nine members of the RNC Resolutions Committee who blocked the measure from the full body are as follows…

    Carolyn McLarty (Oklahoma) Chair
    Melody Potter (West Virginia)
    Paul Reynolds (Alabama)
    Tamara Scott (Iowa)
    Steve Scheffler (Iowa)
    Pat Longo (Connecticut)
    John Frey (Connecticut)
    Rosie Tripp (New Mexico)
    Linda Acherman (California)

    Republicans were given the purse strings in 2010 and have not “defunded” anything since, not even Planned Parenthood. From 2009 through 2014, the Republican excuse for not impeaching Obama was “we don’t control the Senate” and “we will impeach if we get control of the Senate,” which the people gave them control of a year ago in the 2014 election cycle.

    Since 2014, the Republican excuse for not impeaching has been, “there is no public outcry for impeachment,” which is true, because Republicans had taken “impeachment off the table” under Boehner and McConnell, and clearly, it remains “off the table” under Paul Ryan, and certainly Priebus.


    ……..They protect Obama also!

  • muthamedia says:

    Only a politician would continue running up the debt; a businessman has a different POV.

    1. ohmama says:

      No, they do not. Not once has Trump said that he values limited government, Not once has Trump even mentioned how he would lower the debt, because he does not plan to. I think a lot of low/no info voters will be disappointed in the Donald once the shine wears off.

      Trump is running for President, so yeah, that makes him a politician.

  • jcadla says:

    Maybe the RNC is coming to its senses. There is no good reason for them to not support Trump. He is as Republican and as conservative as any of the rest and has a proven track record of accomplishment. He knows how to be successful and get things done. That is what we need now after 15 years of weak and ineffective leadership. When my president draws a line in the sand, I want him to blow away whomever crosses it. That is called power and resolve and Donald Trump has both. As a businessman, Trump knew how to get things done for the better and that is what the US needs now.

    And, Fox needs to understand that their job is not to make news but to report it. Who at Fox has ever done more than entertain this nation,-who there has ever made changes for the better?

    1. quiltenlady says:

      Trump is conservative when it suits I’m but he also was a democrat and it suited him then too. Fox News channel had clips of him calling for gun control and higher taxes So I don’t want either. I want CRUZ 2016

      1. ohmama says:

        Trump has never been a conservative.Trump supports abortion, Planned Parenthood, gay marriage, and eminent domain for his personal gain. And yes, I so recall him calling for higher taxes and and gun control. I went to his website and checked out his tax plan. I was not all that impressed. He did lower the number of rates from seven to three for citizens, but added an additional tax rate for businesses, for a total of 4 tax rates. Obama has also called for single payer healthcare, which no one seems to challenge him on.

        Trump also prefers to let Putin take power in the Syria region, and yet no one seems to mind.

      2. 657241 says:

        Cruz and Marco Rubio are NOT eligible for POTUS.

    2. NSB FL says:

      I really don’t care if he is a republican or not! He identified the problems and has plans to correct them. He loves this country as I do.

      1. ohmama says:

        He certainly has buffaloed people like you, hasn’t he?
        I see no difference between the 2008 Obama supporters and the current Trump supporters. Trump is an entertainer, a liberal, and he changes back and forth from liberal to whatever he is currently, with ease. Trump never lost his liberal values and he is certainly not a conservative.

        Trumps says “”Make America Great Again” and his supporters swoon, while he says “I’d be happy to make deals with Nancy Pelosi.”

        1. Amwakeup says:

          And when Pelosi realizes she lost ,the woman who cannot even pick out her own clothes to wear each day(her Hubby) is assigned that job , so when the realization sets in Camera please we will get one of those popeyed ,fingers spread ,mouth open wide pictures of her ,you know the face ,when she looks like some sneaked up behind her and stuck her in the A– with along needle. He can make the deal with Pelosi o.k.

  • M J says:

    Maybe he can do more of this when he becomes President. There is all-out continuous breaching of our Constitution, otherwise known as TREASON, by Dems/RINO’s and so called “Game Changing” (changing our country, BY OBAMA, into which it is not supposed to be), which subverts our rights as U.S citizens! In the White House Trump can go after, and prosecute, all those who have broken their Oath Of Office – and at this time, that is a very long list! The will of the American people has, for over 7 years been squashed under Obama’s jack boot-ers, against our collective throats. Time for this to stop and for this country to get back to being America, so our rights will be respected, protected, and our country made secure against Sharia-Jihadist Muslims and criminal-illegals, who go in and out of our prisons and get out, so they can hurt and kill citizens in a country where they do not belong!

  • dennis w says:

    what an idiot you are…..are you a canadian…?…must be….
    cruz is not eligible to be POTUS……..
    cruz is not ‘NATURAL BORN’…he was born in canada…..he is not AMERICAN….PERIOD…..

    1. quiltenlady says:

      No I am a UNITED STATES CITIZEN , who lives in the best state in the union. TEXAS !!!!! You are the idiot and don’t know THE CONSTITUTION.You don’t have to be born in USA, only to at least one parent to be a citizen and Cruz’s mother was born in DELAWARE. He had a duel citizenship and he renounced the Canadian so he a citizen of the UNITED STATES . When Cruz is POTUS he’ll have to check out your statues and make sure you’re not from middle east. TOUCHE

      1. dennis w says:

        you should be ashamed of insulting TEXAS the way you do…..claiming to be from TEXAS…….I thought TEXANS were more intelligent ……..
        you should really try (notice I said ‘try’) reading our constitution……the part stating the qualifications for POTUS to be exact…….you’ll be surprised…….but somehow I doubt you’ll make the effort……..OBVIOUSLY you never have…….or you wouldn’t be making the stupid statements that you do…….

        1. ohmama says:

          Try reading a little more history, Dennis. You are wrong.

        2. quiltenlady says:

          I never insulted Texas you have. We don’t take kindly to that either.Cruz passed to be our senator. So why Ovomit wasn’t changelled but a true conservative is. You haven’t read The CONSTITUTION either. Cruz a citizen is because his mother was a USA citizen.END of discussion.You don’t have to be born on American soil but to at least one parent that is a citizen.

          1. 657241 says:


            OBAMA WAS GIVEN A PASS, BECAUSE OF HIS SKIN COLOR. In any case, 2 WRONGS DO NOT MAKE IT RIGHT. We are both TEXANS, so let us not get confused.

          2. quiltenlady says:

            WRONG it is the same requirement for holding any public office.Take off you blinders and have someone read you THE CONSTITUTION to you poor thing can’t read. Mother a USA citizen so there is your blood. Don’t need soil just for growing crops

      2. 657241 says:

        Cruz is a United States Citizen ONLY. It is an acquired citizenship through his mother. He is NOT NATURAL BORN. He was born in Canada. HE HAS TO BE BORN IN THE SOIL OF THE USA. Therefore he is NOT eligible for POTUS, His mother does not confer “NATURAL BORN” STATUS TO TED CRUZ, ONLY US CITIZENSHIP. One could not delete, denounce, renounce one’s place of birth, only the acquired citizenship. In Ted’s case, the US citizenship.
        Cruz has only one parent , his mother, as a US CITIZEN. His father, is a CUBAN CITIZEN, AT TIME OF HIS BIRTH. His father also worked for Fidel Castro. The Constitution requires BOTH parents, not just one. TWO REQUIREMENTS TO BE POTUS, TED CRUZ FAILED. These requirements in short are DIRT AND BLOOD, as simple as that. Ted Cruz, does not meet both requirements.
        Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal are anchor babies. Both of their parents are non-citizens at time of birth. Rubio was born in 1971, his parents were naturalized in 1974. Bobby Jindal’s Parents were citizens from India. Jindal quit, so he is the smarter one.


        1. quiltenlady says:

          BS just don’t want Cruz to win POTUS and beat liberal secret Democrat Trump.

    2. ohmama says:

      You could not be more wrong Dennis. The Naturalization Act of 1795. The founders settled this question. He was born to an American mother, and that makes him a “natural born” citizen, no matter where he was born.

      1. 657241 says:

        Dennis is correct. Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio are not eligible for POTUS.

        Only children of military parents, like John McCain are exempt from the (DIRT) REQUIREMENT. This is the military exemption, where it does not matter where you were born if one of your parents, his father, OR MOTHER were in the military and were assigned by the US military, Panama, in the case of McCain. But both parents still have to be US citizens, not just one. Both of McCain’s parents were US Citizens. Because he was born in NON-US soil, McCain takes the military exemption. Ted Cruz parents were never in the US military, so Ted could not be taking a NATURAL BORN STATUS, EVEN IF HIS MOTHER IS a US CITIZEN, HECK , SHE MAY NOT BE NATURAL BORN HERSELF., SHE IS “JUST” A US CITIZEN, Her parents have to be US Citizens, born in USA soil or naturalized before Ted’s mother was born. Besides she is not the one running for POTUS. She could only confer US Citizenship to TED..

  • quiltenlady says:

    Trump is such a baby and wants to win only after he makes all the rules. What experience does this man have that makes him a good candidate for leader of USA? NONE running a business effects HIS income but running a country is different it effects real peoples’s lives. Big differences there. Think about that for a moment folks.
    Remember anyone bringing you what you want before he’s in office will change (Oh how I hate that word).Trump once was a democrap (no misspelling plain truth). He was an anti gun. The Clinton’s are some of his best friends too.He is a big donor to the Clinton Foundation and campaign donor for Rohm Emanuel ( mayor of Chicago for those who don’t know who that is). Remember if you don’t believe me look it up how to you think I find out things? Certainly not by watching the nighty news.
    I bet Trump doesn’t even know our Constitution at all ? But you can ask Cruz anything on the Constitution and he can tell you with no hesitation at all. Cruz is the best man running hands down. He has been one strong senator for us in Texas ! CRUZ IN 2016…… God Bless America and Cruz ……..

    1. don says:

      your wrong—-go trumper

      1. quiltenlady says:

        No way in Hell. This will come off just like the Bush / Kerry in 2004 when all exit polls kept saying Kerry and what a surprise we got Bush.Which was better than liberal Kerry so instead we got progressive Bush.

      2. quiltenlady says:

        Cruz 2016

    2. jcadla says:

      You aren’t thinking straight. Even if you do not like the boisterousness of Trump, you need to remember, when he was a businessman, he had to get along with everybody, irregardless as to whether they were libs or conservatives. He did this effectively to build a successful company. He knew how to get things done and his object was to make money for himself…and he did that as well as anyone has. He can use that same talent of fixing things and getting things done when he is president. Remember, Trump has nothing to gain personally by being president. His only goal is to make this country great again and regain the power, security and respect that has been lost by the weak, ineffective politicians now in DC.

      1. quiltenlady says:

        MONEY SPEAKS VOLUMES so, yes they get along very well. They all left with their pockets full of money. I’d like him too ONLY if my pockets were full of HIS money.
        Wake up and take those green colored glasses off. He will show his true self as soon as he’s elected. NO CONSTITUTION and higher taxes and he is anti gun too. WeLL here in Texas federal gun laws are not enforced. Abbott already signed that bill . Our Governor is a CONSTITUTIONAL lawyer as is our Senator – TED CRUZ !!!
        Sound like you just like the window dressing and don’t look behind the curtain. He’s a TOTAL PHONY !!!!! Guess who he made huge donation to ? Yes, Clinton Foundation and Rohm Emanuel mayor of the most corrupt city and tell me again where did Ovomit come from ???? See a lot of similarities yet ? I guess I don’t drink the kool-aid everyone is and don’t have colored glasses either. I see our hero,Ted Cruz …..

        I keep saying look it up you can find all what I have stated on the internet. I am not making this up.

        GOD BLESS AMERICA AND TED CRUZ. He has beed great for Texas now we need him to Save AMERICA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Well Ted Cruz is only senator running that takes a stand against the Washington Cartel. He’s not like by Congress because he is is sending waves and the long too long time congress don’t want Cruz showing them up. So of coarse GOP will stand for Trump to be their puppet since he doesn’t have a clue of the laws of this land or CONSTITUTION either. But he is your choice So sorry your glass are stuck on ! TED CRUZ A CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER AND has argued cases in front of Supreme Court and WON !!!!!!! TRUMP ? Made money for HIMSELF PERIOD. ***Cruz 2016 ***** CRUZ 2016 *******

      2. NSB FL says:

        Well said!

      3. ohmama says:

        Power and control is often a very strong motivator. Trump is a controller and his ego is about big as Obama’s. I see Trump supporters acting exactly like Obama supporters did in 2008.

        1. 657241 says:

          So what is your alternative. Hillary, Bernie, Biden? They are from the past. Hillary maybe sick, Biden may need a cane, Bernie is self-declared socialist. Socialism is one step before communism.

    3. Centurion says:

      What experience did Obama have that made him a good candidate for leader of USA?

      1. quiltenlady says:

        Color of his skin got him elected. NOTHING ELSE …..

        1. dennis w says:

          now on this I have to totally agree with you…….and it HURT…..LOL….OUCH……OUCH……OUCH….

          1. quiltenlady says:

            Thank you for your honesty !

    4. 657241 says:

      Yeah, Cruz knows the US Constitution. But like Obama he is already defying it and twisting it to his advantage and to fool the people as to his eligibility.

      He knows he is not eligible. One of his fundraisers called me asking for donations. I told the fundraiser Ted is NOT eligible. The fundraiser said, “so what Obama did it.” To that, ” I said two wrongs do not make it right”
      The fundraiser, hung up.

      1. quiltenlady says:

        That fundraiser should of not said that unless he/she a Trump caller and you misunderstood.
        Ovomit true was not born in Hawaii it has been proven by Sheriff Apaio he found ovomit was on an airplane with his mother to get his birth certificate (at 2 days old) from a family friend who worked in the hospital records. His certificate number are in wrong because a girl born BEFORE him in that hospital had a LOWER number than him. There were no other baby born between them ? His social security number is of Delaware he has never lived there. Ted Cruz is a citizen because his Mother was . I know for a fact it makes you a citizen cause that happened to me and my birth certificate is hand signed by William P Rogers . I was born in Germany and I am a legal citizen just like Cruz.
        This is just a ploy to take attention off the right person for the job and put a liberal RINO who really has been a Democrat Trump. I just read a few minutes ago that Trump campaigned for Harry Reid Yes yo read this right. You better research Trump a bit more before you give up the most pervious thing your VOTE !You really want this man to run our country further into the ground? Not me. Another thing about Trump reason to avoided Fox because they were going to play some of the phone calls to their shows of Trump is not what he his saying. That would be a real game changer. Look it up before you start calling me a liar. I get all my information from ONLY for Conservative web sites. Not just one but dozens.My husband has different site than me and he came up with too. CRUZ 2016

        1. 657241 says:

          No way, my dear Texan. Cruz is not going to win.

          1. quiltenlady says:

            Cruz at least has a platform Trump’s is ???? Nothing just what the crowds yell at each of the meetings. He’s a businessman and NOTHING ELSE. That is always with the boards of directors input not just him. Don’t believe his cock and bull cause that is all you get from him.

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