Monday, April 11, 2016

Another Example of Dishonesty From the Trump Web Site, 'Drudge Report'

One of the most discouraging things about the vulgar, non-conservative, non-Republican Donald Trump campaign is how many supposed conservative principled people and web sites it has captured in its fold.  Many people and web sites that conservatives like me used to turn to out of respect and knowledge, for their one time principled conservative values, such as Sean Hannity, Eric Bolling, Andrea Tanataros, the Breitbart web site and the Drudge Report, are just a few of those people and web sites.

These conservatives I named, many times, have to resort to falsehoods, to either make excuses for some vulgar statement Donald Trump has made, or in an attempt to boost his campaign when it seems to be in trouble.

This is done often in the Drudge Report with total misleading headlines that have as much in common with the truth as Obama's guarantees that Obamacare would allow you to keep your doctor and health care plan.

Sunday night, April 10, 2016 is just one more of those stark examples of misleading headlines to try and help their guy out. 

        Look at this headline, posted about 8:30pm-April 10:


    Here is a closer look at the upper left corner from Drudge


If you read those "shocking" [his word] headlines from Drudge, you would think that Colorado was about to have a vote, but they were so worried Donald Trump would win the vote, they just called it off so Ted Cruz could sneak in there and "steal" Trump delegates that he would have won in an election away from him.  

BUT, when you click on the link that would show that Republicans just canceled the vote for the GOP presidential nomination in Colorado [to allow Ted Cruz to win all the delegates] here is what you see: 


Yes, the Colorado Republicans canceled the presidential vote to opt out of the early nomination process ... ON August 25, 2015.

That was 8 months ago.  That was way before the primary season had even started.  The Iowa caucus was held on Feb. 1, 2016.  

Let me repeat that, before Donald Trump would take a big lead in the polls, before he would even win one primary or caucus, and way before even the first caucus was held in Iowa, Colorado Republicans decided to do this.  

Every single presidential campaign knew 8 months ago there would be no primary in Colorado and that the delegates would be selected at the state convention.  There was no deceit here.  Donald Trump should be angry at his own campaign that they were so inept, or arrogant, or both, they didn't realize they would have to organize in an attempt to win delegates in Colorado.  

Each state Republican party selects their delegates in the way the Republican Party in that state decides...and it is known well ahead of time.  Every state is different.  And this has been the case since the beginning of the primary and caucus system.

So, shame on you Drudge Report.  If there is any deception going on it is your web site trying to deceive your readers, inferring that the Colorado Republican Party was stealing delegates away from Donald Trump.  Fortunately, many of us who don't go to your web site as often as we used to, have learned to read the fine print on the garbage that you are too often now putting out on behalf of Donald Trump. 


 

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