|  |  | 

Election 2016 Politics

Cruz and Kasich: A New Alliance

Cruz and Kasich, the Republican Party’s last hopes of stealing the nomination from front-runner Donald Trump, have dropped their political differences to create a last minute, makeshift alliance. But it’s far too late.

This last ditch effort to lead the Republican Party to a contested convention was announced by both Cruz and Kasich within mere minutes of each other. According to their statements, Cruz is focusing his efforts on Indiana, the home of the second iteration of the Ku Klux Klan and a severely important Republican platform with 57 delegates up for grab, while Kasich hones in on Oregon and New Mexico – two states that equal 52 delegates on the conservative’s side (28 in the former and 24 in the latter).

This separation of advertising and campaigning is a literal attempt to split up the remaining Kasich and Cruz supporters to prevent the two candidates from preventing each other from winning states that hold all or nothing primaries.

Now, let me start off by expressing concern for Kasich’s role in the race. While yes, he happens to be the more “moderate” Republican in a Republican Party that hates moderation – and yes, I realize it’s a very sad thing that Kasich (who was once seen as a radical in his own party) is now suddenly viewed as the most sane) – his time has come. Kasich is nothing more than an obstacle in this race now, creating a blockade of minimal votes to prevent Cruz (the evangelical’s literal last hope) from pushing Trump out of the limelight.

But, rather than creating a last minute deal between themselves (perhaps a cash out for Kasich or a Cruz-Kasich ticket agreement), the two candidates would rather play a game of Risk on the remaining states within this primary season. Because, simply, Kasich believes that in a contested convention he’d be able to snag “moderate” delegates away from the dangerous Trump and Cruz camps.

I have something to tell you, Kasich: there are no more “moderate” delegates in this race. The Republican Party is long past moderation, with center-anything no longer being an option on the table. It’s not worth it anymore.

Neither Cruz nor Kasich can win this competition upright anymore – each of them need more delegates than what is available. The only hope for either of them is a contested convention, which is sure to lead to bloodshed and further defunct the remaining sectors of America’s right platform. It seems logical at this point to split up the map and its remaining delegates, perhaps to let both non-Trump candidates soak up as many as possible to let them have a better chance in said contested convention.

As for Trump? He’s just gunning to keep his momentum going. If he manages to gain enough delegates to cut a contested convention short and win the race upright, then Cruz and Kasich have literal no chance.

Kasich and Cruz are not thinking things through. Their individual egos are keeping them from defeating Trump by any means, let alone a landslide. This concept of “contested convention or bust” is what led to the demise of so many other candidates with next to nothing delegates. It’s what allowed Kasich, a literal obstacle in any Republican road to beating Trump, to stay in this race for this wrong.

The convention takes place in Kasich’s political home state of Ohio, which puts the thought in Kasich’s head that it’s in his favor. It’s not. For the last and millionth time, the delegate count isn’t in anyone’s favor but Trump by this point. Neither Cruz nor Kasich can pull through with enough to make their efforts worth anything.

This last effort to make an agreement to create a symbiotic relationship between the evangelical base and the so-called “moderate” base is far too late. It’s a middle school treaty between two nerds that have had enough of a bully. The coordination is far too late, and they need to realize this. It might make things worse for them, too. Their joint efforts might even lead would-be supporters to Donald Trump’s camp.

Despite what Paul Ryan says, the Republican Party – a scattered front of divisions and separate sectors – has been united by Donald Trump. United through fear, racism, misogyny, islamophobia, and hatred. The Republican Party is geared up to Make America Hate Again. The Republican Party is now the Party of Trump. Say hello to the Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump.



I’m a writer and historian. Simple enough, right? I enjoy philosophy, sociology, social psychology, politics, basic programming, statistics, and old books. Unlike the stereotypical leftist, I do not necessarily censor myself. I apologize in advance if you find yourself offended by something I’ve said; but I do enjoy hearing criticism and having debates.

Related Articles

  • Trump’s Turnkey Tyranny and Obama’s Drones

    Trump’s Turnkey Tyranny and Obama’s Drones

    We must not propagate Barack Obama’s eight year tenure as President until we understand the consequences behind everything in his term. Democrats – do not shout about how 44 was the “greatest president in recent memory” just yet. Republicans – do not refer to how 44 was the “worst president in American history” just yet…or

  • Meh! Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders Debate on Obamacare

    Meh! Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders Debate on Obamacare

    If you would have told me this time last year that Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders were going to debate over the topic of Obamacare, I would have leaped for joy. I was a very strong supporter for Bernie Sanders and a very strong mocker of Ted Cruz during the 2016

  • The Department of Justice and Justifying the Unjustifiable

    The Department of Justice and Justifying the Unjustifiable

    It appears to be that Donald Trump’s administration can’t grasp the reality of what the Department of Justice is supposed to do. Like any authoritarian leader rooted in widespread fear and closely cornered narcissism, Donald Trump has failed to differentiate what it means to pledge allegiance to the constitution and to pledge allegiance to himself. Well, like any fine

  • The Discharge of Blue Dogism and The New Gilded Age

    The Discharge of Blue Dogism and The New Gilded Age

    As I’ve been discussing for the past few months, Americans are currently witnessing the end of an era for political elitism. The 2016 election cycle will go down in history as unprecedented; as concerning as the rise of Hitler during downdraught Germany and as destructive as the fall of Constantinople in 1453 was to the Roman

  • Nazi Punching and Dirty, Old Fascism

    Nazi Punching and Dirty, Old Fascism

    It appears to be that 2017 will be the start of severe political discourse. As I’ve discussed previously on this website, the self-proclaimed “Alt-Right” is a rising force in American politics that has finally made its way into White House briefings. It is important for all Americans to realize the true nature of “Alt-Right” behavior


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Name *

Email *


Joseph Kaminski
I’m a writer and historian. Simple enough, right? I enjoy philosophy, sociology, social psychology, politics, basic programming, statistics, and old books.


Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive up-to-date notifications.

Join 348 other subscribers


Dear reader,

In September 2016, my website server crashed. I've been working on fixing everything since.

This site is currently in a beta state, meaning that design changes and the addition of new features will be frequent.