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Friday, August 05, 2016

Trump the Politico Insiders

The headline at Politico is a scream:
Insiders to Trump: Drop out
These are the same guys who gave Trump a 10% chance of winning the nomination in April on the first ballot. Not April 2015, but April of this year. Four months ago.

This is what passes for knowledge and insight in Washington.

From Politico:
Amid widespread chatter that Donald Trump could drop out of the presidential race before Election Day, Republican insiders in key battleground states have a message for The Donald: Get out.
That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus — a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 11 swing states. The majority of GOP insiders, 70 percent, said they want Trump to drop out of the race and be replaced by another Republican candidate — with many citing Trump’s drag on Republicans in down-ballot races. But those insiders still think it’s a long-shot Trump would actually end his campaign and be replaced by another GOP candidate.
“I’d rather take our chances with nearly anyone else than continue with this certain loser who will likely cost the Senate and much more,” said a New Hampshire Republican — who, like all respondents, completed the survey anonymously.
“The effect Trump is having on down-ballot races has the potential to be devastating in November,” added a Florida Republican. “His negative image among Hispanics, women and independents is something that could be devastating to Republicans. Trump’s divisive rhetoric to the Hispanic community at large has the potential to be devastating for years to come.”
Politico grants them anonymity in their comments but lists their names as well.

These hacks will be first at the door on November 9 lining up for jobs. And six month later they will go on CNN to announce dramatically that they can no longer work for such an incompetent, unAmerican, dangerous, Hitler-like man, once they secure a paid contributorship at one of the cable news networks and a publisher for their book, Trump Really Is Hitler: An Insider's Account of a Terrible. Rotten, Orange-Colored Clown Who Calls People Names.

John Dean is their hero.

From my book:
“Republican insiders overwhelmingly believe this summer’s national convention will require multiple ballots to select the presidential nominee. That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus—a panel of operatives, activists and strategists in 10 key battleground states—with roughly 90 percent of respondents saying neither Donald Trump nor Ted Cruz will win the nomination on the first ballot in Cleveland,” the site reported on April 9, 2016.
The people who wrote him off in June 2015 continued to write him off in April 2016.
“Donald Trump has one chance to win the nomination, and that is on the first ballot. Right now, I put his chances at about 40 percent, and that will require him to get some number of delegates from the unpledged delegates in states like North Dakota, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and a few territories,” said an Iowa Republican.
Many of these insiders advised elected officials on policy. If they could not get right the one thing they were expert in—elections—just imagine the damage they could do in giving advice on fields outside their expertise such as health care, border control, and war.
Well, you don’t have to imagine very hard, do you?
These insiders are the reason the people rose up and voted Trump in the primatries.

Now it is up to Trump to win the presidency.


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  1. All the "right" people hate on Trump...encouraging us to vote for him.

  2. "Feeding frenzy" is a gross understatement. I do wish Trump would be a bit more Presidential and stick to sound policy proposals and speaking the truth about Hillary, but the shrillness of his detractors on the Left and the Right show unmistakable signs of desperation. It would be amusing if it wasn't so annoying. I hope Trump and his supporters can manage to ignore the increasing cacophony of the media, pundits, and so-called "experts." - Elric

  3. Alright, we couldn't beat you with our candidates. And our maneuvering at the convention was a waste of time and energy. So, just quit and we'll let you go quietly. Deal?

    -Mikey NTH

    1. "OK. We'll give you just one more chance."


  4. No real Republican or Conservative trusts Politico.

    “His negative image among Hispanics, women and independents"

    As of last week, pollsters were saying the Indies had turned toward The Donald, the LAT poll says he has 30% Hispanic support, and Cacklepants has yet to become the Women's Candidate.

    Some of these Whigs need their Depends changed hourly.

  5. My wife and I are completely fed up with these jerks.
    May even go Independent registration. And, stop voting for Rep. because it doesn't seem to make any difference who we vote for.

  6. Have you started your sequel for when Trump wins the presidency?


  8. Experts: what we do without them?

    Pretty much what we're doing now, actually, but with less wasted time and energy from reading their bullshit.

  9. Drop out!?! Man these folks are really going off the rails. Trump came from out of nowhere with no spin doctors, political consultants, inside hacks, and so on, to dust the entire field by the most votes ever for a Republican candidate. He looks on his way to a clear victory over Public Enemy Number 2 (obama #1). They do not want their gravy train to come to an end and would rather run a patsy like Jeb and lose again -- and keep milking the taxpayer and worker -- than to have Trump in office. Trump is flipping over the table and the game is going to start over again.

  10. I don't hate Trump, I just cannot figure out how so many smart people, like Don Surber, can be fooled by this psychologically unstable actor. How can he be the answer to fix the damage done by another narcissist, Barry Soetoro.

    Day after day coverage of nothing but the praises for and the defense of a witless septuagenarian, who is totally incapable of focusing on the big picture ahead of his personal feelings.

    I suggested on this blog that Trump needed to fix the coming catastrophic events by resigning at the GOP Convention but his personal ego prevents rational thought and now the die is cast.

    The Trump voters can fix the problem by voting for Johnson-Weld to avoid Hillary - but they have to quit lying to themselves first.

    Penn Gillette, who spent two seasons as a contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice" tells this sad tale:

    So during that time, I know Donald Trump's lying about a lot of what happens, but I also know that I'm also not correct because everything gets jumbled together. But there was a time when they asked me while I was still on the show if Donald Trump ran for president, if I'd support him. And I said absolutely not, and I believe — and this may be the most damning thing you'll hear me say about Trump — I believe I liked him more than anyone else who was on that show. During that time I said I would not support him for president. Now, I get a call instantly — instantly! — from the powers that be, not Trump himself, saying, "No, no, no. You must support him as president." They say "It's going to come down to you and Trace [Adkins], and he's going to want to know that you both support him for president." And I said, "Well, I don't" And they said, "Well, you have to because he's trying to—he's looking at the big picture here." And I go, "We're on a television show.

  11. When Bibi comes out and calls out Obama's lies...we're on the right side, y'all. Either Trump will win or it's the end of the world as we know it. I still trust God. We got this.

  12. What is a Penn Gillette. Is that a person I am supposed to know about? So he is against Trump. Well that does it right there, Trump might as well fold up his tent and go home if "Penn Gillette" (if that is its real name) sez so.

  13. What is a Penn Gillette. Is that a person I am supposed to know about? So he is against Trump. Well that does it right there, Trump might as well fold up his tent and go home if "Penn Gillette" (if that is its real name) sez so.

  14. Good analysis of voting patterns and likely outcomes in Nov 2016: