Guest Blog: The GOP Convention

By Guest Blogger
Bob Dohnal
Wisconsin Conservative Digest

Do We Dump Trump?

We have a major problem in Wisconsin.  Trump has only 36% of the vote, half of those are people that feel they must vote for any Republican.

When you combine that with the Legislature at 31% and Walker, Doyle Numbers, at about 35% we can see that we could lose everything, if people stay home.  GOP leaders need to get realistic, at present they are deluding themselves into thinking that they do not have a problem.

The Left has a much better GOTV, GOP membership is at bottom level, and faith in the GOP here and nationally is at all time low.

Six months ago I sent a letter to Ryan about whether the GOP should nominate someone who can wreck the party?  Take your losses early and fix it.

How can we win when over 70% of women, youth, Hispanics, Blacks hate him? He cannot change that. Free the delegates from local state rules. It can be done.

A new broom sweeps clean.  Remember Checota and Moody? They were killing each other, then Feingold stepped in and won with 70%?  Same here.  Everyone would celebrate, except the group backing Trump, who will have a bird, but can move on. His backers are a small group of whole electorate.

When July merges into November that is lifetime in politics.

To date, the GOP elite has done a good job of causing this mess.  They brought on Trump and the Dems Sanders and now Brexit.  We continue to field mucho messages about the arrogant people in Mad City running the GOP and in the legislature.  That does not play well in Wis.

The destruction of the local GOP has caused the local people to believe that they do not count, it is all donors.  Worse is that we continue to prove, like with Jeb, that money is not that big of a deal. You must have enough to get out your message but after that it is just overkill.

Time for the GOP to reassess what has happened and correct.

If we do not Dump Trump we will surely take horrible losses, like 1970, in Wisconsin, across board.  I find few backers of Trump, in my network across state.  If he gets nomination who will work for him?

In retail, I have always felt that you take your losses fast, and early and then go on, get new mdse. And put it up for sale.  Same with Trump.

We remember 1964, 1970.  Be careful if you piss off a lot of our people. He attacks everyone, including lots of old time, solid members of the Conservative movement.  Who knows what he will do next?  He could be very dangerous.

History is replete with demagogues, who corner a small part of the electorate and launch themselves into power.  I will not mention names but you can remember.

His speaking style reminds me of Peron, Mussolini, Chavez, Huey Long, other rank populists.

What is different, NOW, from us vs them on Act 10, is that lots of our people are unhappy with the budgets, what happened last year and Trump.  Recipe for disaster.

Wisconsin has history of split govt.  This election is invite for our people to switch horses.  Bad enough that the Left has much better GOTV then we do, but in Prez elections 7 million more GOP turn out but 26 million more Dems.  Even if our people can decide between the state and Feds, if our people stay home, we are screwed.

I do not see any effort by our leadership to fix those problems in Wis.  In fact, when people even bring them up, you quickly get named as a troublemaker.

When was the last time GOP had statewide membership drive?  Milwaukee has gone from 10,000 members, when I was VP of Milwaukee county, down to 300 or so.

When I was Milwaukee Chairman, in the 90’s, my efforts to rebuild were met with roadblocks.  The theocracy in Mad City does not want lots of people, with lots of opinions, they just want our money. Donor Class rules.

Ryan and Walker say the delegates must vote with their conscience.  If 4-500 or so do not vote for Trump, on first ballot, we can elect a different nominee, someone that is fresh, been out  of the mud throwing contest, and go on to lead us to a win.

All we have to do is change the rules, in Rules committee, freeing the delegates.

People like Nikki Halay, Mitch Daniels and many others could  jump into race, as fresh face and win for us.  Have a real Conservative Republican,  start with fresh face.  This has happened before in our history starting with Abe Lincoln.

GOP must have answers and solutions to our state and world problems.

Not having that pick, do we want to have to pick ourselves up, like we did after 1970? It took 24 years. Not me, will not be here.

8th District primary for Congress

Looks like more and more that the winner will be Frank Lasee, someone who the grassroots can count on to be their voice.  Frank has always been there for us, working to help the working people by lowering taxes, freezing tuition at the Universities, fixing tech schools, fighting crime, and helping fix the economy. What else can we ask for Wisconsin?

UPDATE: He hasn’t endorsed Trump, but suffice to say that Mark Belling doesn’t see it Bob Dohnal’s way.


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