Probably the best thing ever in politics is Donald Trump. Not because he's a great candidate, it's not what you might think. It's the fact that his candidacy has exposed the corruption in the two parties like never before. We've known for decades party leaders along with the media actually chooses the candidates that will not operate outside the party lines. This is the main reason our country is always sliding in the wrong direction and will eventually run off the cliff along with Europe.
Lets hope that most Americans know the parties are not part of the government. They are basically Clubs with members, they make rules as they go and can change rules in a moments notice. Gerrymandering is the order of the day, especially when it comes to delegates. This year they are showing their asses big time in both parties. There is nothing illegal about it, after all they are private clubs who can change rules at anytime. If the government efforts to keep it regulated it finds itself behind the curve in a system that change the rules at anytime.
Of course we all know the government is as corrupt as the parties...
But probably the most disturbing part is when we find out the campaigns can actually buy delegates with all kinds of shenanigans, maybe even cash. There's just too many gray areas and opportunities within party rules on both side. Of course we expect it on the democratic side, its a given.
Since most delegates are expected to cover their own travel and stay in Cleveland, they could be offered thousands of dollars in assistance. Just how far those payments can go has not been tested.
“If they decide to go to Cleveland via Cabo, that might be a problem,” said Anthony Herman, a former FEC general counsel.
But it’s unclear that such a perk would be made public if it were provided by a single donor. Under FEC rules, a contribution from an individual to a delegate does not have to be disclosed, as long as it was not made in coordination with a campaign or as an independent effort to boost a candidate. That means gifts could flow to delegates unseen.
All this is really exposing the dirty side of politics which we all knew was there just below the surface..
In the end we have to figure out what we are going to do about it? you gonna play the game for their guy or gal?
Or just maybe for the first time in our lifetime we have a chance to show this will not be tolerated in any form or fashion...