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Pro-Trump Colorado State Capitol #StopTheSteal rally fizzles

Pro-Trump Colorado State Capitol #StopTheSteal rally fizzles

This is what happens when Trumpmedia creates phony “outrage” narrative

It was going to be yuge.

There was going to be a march on the Colorado State Capitol the likes of which had not been seen before, reflecting seething anger among voters over Ted Cruz “stealing” Colorado in a “voterless” process.

It was pure media manipulation based on a lie spread by Trump and his campaign about how the Colorado process worked.

And it was aided and abetted by Trumpmedia, that hyperbolic group of formerly conservative websites and media personalities who are riding the Trump horse.

Turns out the massive rally didn’t get thousands, not even hundreds. A few dozen showed up.

I feel sad for the people who showed up. They probably are good people who legitimately are frustrated with the direction of the country and the leadership of the Republican Party. Their pain and anger is real, but they are being played as pawns in Trump and Trumpmedia’s game.

They deserve better than Donald Trump and Trumpmedia. Someday they will realized how they have been manipulated, and will be angrier still.

Here’s the video of the livestream, in case you think the photos above of small crowds are part of the conspiracy against Trump:

Looks like there were almost as many photographers as protesters:


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There were going to be a lot more, but Cruz supporters called them and told them the date/ time/ location had changed.

A few dozen whining aspholes who could NOT be bothered to get up off their dead asses to participate in a known process.

Impressive T-rumpians.

    JimMtnViewCaUSA in reply to Ragspierre. | April 16, 2016 at 6:07 am

    A more important story, not covered at LI. Now that both left and right agree it’s open season on Trump and those despicable Trump supporters how long will it be before the sights are turned on Cruz and other Repubs?
    “Members of the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Tulane University erected a sandbag wall on their own property, and spray painted TRUMP and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN on it. A group of black men — allegedly members of the Tulane football team — tore it down,” Rod Dreher writes, with video at link.
    Naturally, “the Tulane administration faulted the fraternity for provoking everyone else via their intolerable expression of support for the Republican GOP candidate who actually won the Louisiana primary…
    If the administration of Tulane University cannot unambiguously support the right of its own students to express political speech on their own, off-campus property without it being attacked and destroyed, reportedly by other Tulane students, they ought to resign…”

      “off-campus property”

      It doesn’t matter what the Tulane administration says about a criminal matter off campus. Really the students have just been invited to the real world and now have the chance to file a criminal complaint for destruction of private property. Of course unless it was all an act for attention and everyone involved was in on the joke. That would be awkward.

I’ve been to several rallies at the state capitol in Denver – Tea Party, Franklin Graham, etc. We always managed to significantly outnumber the media (2-4 thousand each time).

I think the Trump Davidians did outnumber the media, but it is hard to tell (see last pic).

Just face it, the Trump crowd is, among many other faults, lazy.

I don’t think I should have to log in to post comments. They should just appear since I win every Internet poll.

By the way, I tuned into Fox News for the first time since about 2012, and the Kelly File featured a panel of Cruz and Trump supporters shouting at each other. It was a stark reminder why I tuned them out back then.

    inspectorudy in reply to Scott Anderson. | April 16, 2016 at 12:43 am

    FNC is now Trump 24/7. It is sickening to watch them try to act like they are neutral. They have gotten the word from Ailes and it is to embrace Trump. Hannity is an embarrassment to journalism. Greta is in the tank for Trump and hillary. The rest have lost all sense of perspective and judgement.

The voters every state have been conned into believing their votes mattered by both political parties. It is little better than the former USSR where everyone could vote but only for a pre selected candidate list. Little more than a charade with the outcome really determined by political insiders and big money donors.

    Milhouse in reply to dunce1239. | April 17, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Votes matter at the election. Why on earth should voters get a say in a private organization’s choice of a candidate?

I would not expect a large turnout in Colorado. Most of the Trump supporters knew that Trump had no chance in that state. The Trump campaign knew it as well. That is why they spent no time or money in the state. The delegate selection process was totally controlled by the Colorado Republican Party leadership and were solidly in the stop Trump camp. So, no surprise here.

Trump’s purpose in characterizing the process in Colorado, especially after the rules were changed in August, as disenfranchisement, is to spur the turn out of his supporters in the remaining states which have voting at the polls. The greater popular support Trump can show the harder it becomes for the GOP leadership to justify not nominating him. This is strategic.

    Trump shouldn’t have to do the work required to get delegates! Only losers like Cruz do the tedious hard work needed to win. Winners fly by the seat of their pants.

    Slap Chop wuz robbed!

    Tyrconnell in reply to Mac45. | April 15, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Yeah, cancelling a non-binding straw poll. Seems like people don’t know what non-binding means.

    gmac124 in reply to Mac45. | April 16, 2016 at 10:55 am

    “I would not expect a large turnout in Colorado. Most of the Trump supporters knew that Trump had no chance in that state. The Trump campaign knew it as well. That is why they spent no time or money in the state.”

    I find it hilarious that you keep trying to say you aren’t supporting a particular candidate yet every post by you is about how great Trump is. How about you tell the truth about Trump. He is a vindictive, reactionary asshole that will attack you as soon as he believes you wont give him what he wants. I am not a sucker for Trump so I can’t see how lying will fire up your base to support you. The biggest hurdle I see for Trump now is the fact that anger cools. He has a lead and his base is no longer as motivated to get out and vote for him. Kind of the problem when you are relying on disenfranchised voters that haven’t voted in years. They lose interest. I would be surprised if it happened but I would love to see Trumps reaction if Cruz beat Trump in New York. That would be comedy gold.

    pyawakit in reply to Mac45. | April 17, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Not true. I have attended Colorado caucuses for several elections until this year. Although I have heard of precincts where odd reasons there was no discussion of a presidential favorite in 2016, I am sure that was the exception. When you vote for a delegate at your caucus, they will normally tell you where they stand and who their preferred candidate is. Frequently, there were precincts where they have no one wanting to be a delegate. IF enough Trump supporters show, they can overwhelm but the gist I got was Cruz was preferred by a significant number of elected delegates. If you look at the final list, you will see a few Trump delegates are alternates to the national from Colorado. Never got to the national but at county and state conventions, alternates frequently get bumped up as primary delegates don’t show. The process in 2016 was no different than 2012 EXCEPT, the national Republican party required any straw poll would have to be binding. The straw poll taken in 2012 picked Santorum but the process after that at the county and state assemblies is where the delegates chosen at the caucus, vote on delegates who announce their preferred candidate (whom they are then bound to) or state their values and stay unbound. In 2012, Ron Paul supporters pull a lot more delegates than he could have in primary because they showed up in relatively high numbers at caucus. In my precinct there was a young Rob Paul supporter we elected as a delegate to both the county and state conventions. We voted for him because he was new and excited about participating even though we did not agree on his favorite candidate. Delegates have to pay and he was unaware of that so 3 of us chipped in and paid for his position. Primary’s are probably best but caucus system is ACTUALLY better for helping a non “establishment” candidate. If Trump had an organization in caucus states to help and encourage his supporters through the process he would have done much better.

And it was aided and abetted by Trumpmedia, that hyperbolic group of formerly conservative websites and media personalities who are riding the Trump horse.

So I take it that you are now no longer on freindly terms with sites like thegatewaypundit and TCTH?

JackRussellTerrierist | April 16, 2016 at 1:32 am

Professor Bill, I don’t feel a bit sorry for them. Their ignorance is a menace.

    Yep. Trumpkins’ antics are no longer amusing, they’ve become dangerous. Now they’re going to have to be put down, like rabid dogs.

      Barry in reply to Matt_SE. | April 17, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      “…they’re going to have to be put down, like rabid dogs.”

      Oooh, scary stuff. Another anonymous internet threat.

      You’d pee your pants at the first sign of those rabid dogs.

This is a well detailed first person account of how Cruz won the Colorado delegates by just working a lot harder:

And the low turnout for the protest is probably as good an indicator as any that Trump just didn’t put in the effort into that state and just decided to accuse his opponent of cheating after the fact and get the media – national not local – to run with it. I’d say he’s betting on the “low information” voter to carry him to the nomination and general.

These few people deserve T-rump steaks for standing up for their nothingburger candidate.

Oh, BTW, did Trump “steal” donations from vets? Trump didn’t rig the process did he? My parrolet Henry wants to know.

What I really dont get about Trump supporters is that they take what he says as true when there is plenty of proof it is false, they ignore it, even when Trump himself says he only complains when the “rigged” system doesnt go his way and the reason it didnt go his way was because he decided not to bother trying for it.

The “rigging” could have been done by Trump, he chose not to. Then to cover himself, he says his opponent was who did the wrong thing by trying and winning.

My only doubt is whether Trump miscalculated how many votes he would get without trying and is upset with that or he knew he would lose big by not trying and is just bashing his opponent for winning something he knew he wasnt going to win to make it seem to his supporters like something other than what it was.

Trump is a clown.

Where’s Gaghdad Gary Britt? Has he finally reconnected with his sense of shame?

Hey, great!

If a huge bunch show up, you can whine that Trumpistas are all rowdies looking for a chance to riot, just as bad as the Black Lives Matter types … except for the looting and assaults on police which they wouldn’t do; otherwise, just as bad.

On the other hand, if nobody much shows up, you can claim that nobody gives a hoot about Trump and all those primary votes he gets are … glitches, or Dem spoilers, or space unicorns, or anything indicating something other than genuine popularity.


Not too convincing, but you have to run with what you have.