How many times does a Presidential candidate get to accuse his rivals (in his own party) of committing federal felonies and not face retribution for it, particularly from the GOP? Donald Trump first accused Senator Ted Cruz of committing a felony when he claimed the Cruz campaign coordinated with the Make America Awesome Super PAC over Facebook ads that featured a half naked Melania (from a GQ story Trump set up in 1999 to gain some exposure for his failed Reform Party run) as a way to target Mormons.
Apparently, accusing Ted Cruz of committing a felony once was not enough because he did it again last night after he got trounced in Wisconsin:
Donald J. Trump withstood the onslaught of the establishment yet again. Lyin’ Ted Cruz had the Governor of Wisconsin, many conservative talk radio show hosts, and the entire party apparatus behind him. Not only was he propelled by the anti-Trump Super PAC’s spending countless millions of dollars on false advertising against Mr. Trump, but he was coordinating `with his own Super PAC’s (which is illegal) who totally control him.
How many chances does he get to do this before he pays some kind of price?
People tend to think this isn’t a big deal because it’s “just politics.” But it’s not. Calling opponents “liars” or taking statements out of context and using it against them as well as accusing them of holding positions they don’t because of some off the wall comment is not the same as outright accusing somebody of committing a crime.
On top of that, you have Trump supporters going around, accusing the Cruz campaign of election fraud. Meanwhile, Trump is the one going around whining the GOP is being “very unfair” to him.
Amazingly, people continue to say that Trump’s show of “strength” is a large part of his success thus far in the race.
Sure, he projected that “strength” when there were 17 candidates in the race and he could say whatever the hell he wanted without consequence. But now the contest is getting closer to an end and it’s obvious Trump is nervous. Trump and his team are worried of the possibility they do not get to Cleveland with the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination. If they don’t, his chance of winning the nomination is in serious jeopardy.
Accusing Ted Cruz of committing felonies is part and parcel of Trump’s plan to delegitimize the process. Any win by Ted Cruz will be framed as nothing more than fraud engineered by “the establishment” and with Cruz being told what to do by Super PAC’s that support him.
Sooner or later, Reince Priebus is going to have to do something. This cannot go unanswered.