Since day one of his Presidential campaign, establishment powerbrokers have sneered at billionaire businessman Donald Trump.

But after winning 19 primaries and caucuses, and securing his status as Republican frontrunner, the establishment’s howls of laughter morphed into rage as Trump’s anti-amnesty, pro fair trade and anti-establishment message took hold with Republican voters.

Since none of the other candidates can reach the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the nomination on the first ballot, Washington insiders have been conspiring to sabotage the nomination from Trump at the convention should he arrive in Cleveland with the most votes, the most state primaries and a majority of the delegates.

In an effort to stop Trump, establishment figures such as Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have all endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

Cruz has won 9 states and sits a clear second to Trump with 465 delegates won.

Senator Cruz is also favored by the grassroots and possesses a campaign and fundraising infrastructure that would allow him to wage a state-by-state delegate fight with Trump, taking the nomination battle to the Republican convention in Cleveland.

However, the biggest news to emerge is that the Republican establishment is pushing for a brokered convention – and not to deliver the nomination to Cruz – but to hand it to an insider candidate of their own choosing.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker let the cat out of the bag in a recent interview as Politico reports:

“I think if it’s an open convention, it’s very likely [the nominee] would be someone who’s not currently running.

“I mean, who knows. The one thing I qualify — it’s like the qualifications you see on those ads you see for car dealerships,” Walker said. “I think any of us who comments on this election [has] to qualify that almost every prediction’s been off, so it’s hard to predict anything.”

Trump and Cruz combined have won 28 primaries and caucuses and over 1,200 delegates.

They represent the outsider candidates remaining in the Republican race.

Engineering a brokered convention to steal the nomination from Trump and bypassing the voter’s second choice of Ted Cruz would disenfranchise the millions of Republican voters who marched to the polls in record numbers to vote against the establishment.

Many observers believe Walker and other GOP elites are pushing for a brokered convention in order to showcase Speaker Paul Ryan as their “compromise” candidate.

Ryan recently delivered a speech where he implicitly attacked Donald Trump for the “tone” of his Presidential campaign.

Pundits across the political spectrum view Paul Ryan’s speech as an opening salvo for his shadow Presidential campaign.

Paul Ryan represents the GOP-elite policies from the George W. Bush years: amnesty for illegal’s, free trade deals and endless foreign intervention in the name of nation-building.

Establishment powerbrokers have reacted in horror to Trump’s campaign because he’s galvanized a movement against their ruling class and their power to manipulate the government to enrich themselves at the expense of every day Americans.

The insurgent candidacy of Trump and Cruz is the first opportunity since 1980 for grassroots conservatives to break the establishment’s grip on power.

But the establishment has no intention of relinquishing this easily.

Will the GOP establishment succeed in stealing the nomination from Trump and handing it to Paul Ryan who supports amnesty for illegal immigrants and the rest of the policy agendas Republican voters are rebelling against?

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