Voters Betrayed: GOP Establishment Pushes for Brokered Convention

Looking through the exit polls, they show at least 50 percent of GOP voters feel "betrayed" by their own party.

The craziest part is they still don't get it.

The rebellion in the DNC is being crushed by Hillary. But will those who feel disenfranchised stay with the party? They are more closely aligned with Donald Trump than Hillary. Had he not been friends with the Clintons he would have been an obvious Democrat nominee.

The establishment of the GOP is now gunning for a brokered convention. They have no idea how close they are to a beat-down as happened to Charles Sumner with the Whig party. Because the GOP establishment doesn't respond to the people and are living in their own Versailles, they are now responsible for the most liberal progressive Republican slip-in --- and use the people's anger to destroy the party (which has outlived its usefulness) --- but more importantly, the ruination of our conservative principles.

If Rubio would have stayed true to what he promised the people, he would have walked away with this, but he chose McCain, McConell and Romney.

Half of the voters already tonight say they will not be happy with Trump if he is the nominee. Why? Those who aren't voting for him are embarrassed by him, think he is unstable and most importantly, we actually believed in the things we marched for during the Tea Party movement.

Dave Bratt was their final wake up call. If they would have listened to the people then, they wouldn't be facing total destruction now. They slept while the people cried out. It is no surprise to me as I have warned them since 2004 that this and worse was coming.

I believe it may be too late for either party. I pray it is not too late for the republic.

The establishment is still pushing for Rubio even if it means a brokered convention, which would be a disaster and only make everyone angry.

Washington doesn't understand that we the people actually believe in principles. But now, as George Washington predicted in his farewell address, someone who seeks to benefit himself has slipped through the two parties fueled by a desire to punish, over principles.

We don't want Obama care or Trump care. We don't want special favors, but equal justice for all. Nixon should have gone to jail and so should Clinton.

Until these parties decide to fumigate their own house, this is only going to get worse, and now that Hillary will have her shot, look for another celebrity to run in four or eight years.

We have all been betrayed by those in DC. I pray this is not the last peaceful revolution at the ballot box. But if the person that becomes president allows cronyism and back-room deals, it just well may be and those who have formed the habit of saying "let them eat cake" will be facing the rage of a population that has taken it for far too long.

Featured Image: From L to R, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) talks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in honor of 'the Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Voting Rights Marches who peacefully marched from Selma to Montgomery in protest of the denial of their right to vote,' on Capitol Hill, February 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.