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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Follow the money. It's our party now

Donald Trump aborted his 2000 Reform Party bid because the party started by H. Ross Perot had attracted the crazies.
''So the Reform Party now includes a Klansman, Mr. Duke, a neo-Nazi, Mr. Buchanan, and a communist, Ms. Fulani. This is not company I wish to keep.'' -- Donald Trump, February 14, 2000.
Trump has turned the Republican Party into the Reform Party -- attracting millions of small donors who had it with Washington.



Trump figured something out about a third-party candidacy. It only works if you are a Republican or a Democrat. He chose Republicans because unlike Democrats, they are not fascist.

Republicans are cool with his takeover. They like winning.

And Trump is cool with them. He likes winning, too.

While the press likes to pretend there is a civil war going on, the situation is normal. John McCain, Susan Collins and Frank Murkowski's daughter trash Republicans all the time.

Trump shoves back, of course.

But he also golfed with Lindsey Graham on Monday. Shot 73.

Then on the second hole....

President Trump has every reason to be ticked at Republicans. He is, but he also realizes there is little he can do to force Congress to do its job.

So, he is doing his.

While the Obamacare repeal and tax reform go nowhere, President Trump is starting work on the wall, deporting gangbangers, decimating the Islamic State, rolling back bad regulations, appointing conservative judges, and doing everything else those Think Tankers said conservatives should do. His presidency is the best since Reagan. No question. And that is with very little help from the Republican Congress.

People notice.

They are with him.

From Keith Koffler:
Follow the money. Because, even though Democrats don’t like it, money is speech. It speaks louder than words. And those who believe in something put their money where their mouth is.
As they say.
If you want evidence that President Trump’s populist revolution has made the Republican Party the party of the people, look no further than the money. The donations.
An excellent but, of course, little-noted article by Matea Gold of the Washington Post reports that small-dollar donations – defined as $200 or less – to the Republican Party this year have vastly outpaced such giving to the Democrats.
Bu, bu, but Alabama!

People get Alabama. Trump did McConnell a favor to try to win him over by backing Luther Strange. Most Trump supporters said that's nice, and voted for Roy Moore.

Donald Trump is the best thing to happen to American politics since Reagan. He made fools of the big money donors. They spent $1.2 billion and all they got was an "I'm With Her" T-shirt. No ambassadorship. No tax subsidy. No night in the Lincoln Bedroom. Just a T-shirt.

Oh, and for $17.42 more, they can get her book of excuses.

Trump has her donors on the run. Harvey Weinstein is on his way to Europe for rehab -- and to duck being served a subpoena.

The people rose and rebelled. The press ordered us to vote for her. She had 243 newspaper endorsements. He had 20.

Hahaha.

I spent 27 years cranking out editorials. The power of the press is all blue smoke and mirrors.

Now the concern trolls in the columns say this is not your grandfather's Republican Party.

Damned straight.

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10 comments:

  1. The GOP Establishment is dead in the water and listing to port. The midterm election will see another torpedo hit her below the waterline and the next general election should see her go keel up and slip beneath the waves. Then we can machine gun any lifeboats and/or survivors. - Elric

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    1. They have been listing to port for a very long time. 2018 should put out her boilers and finish her off.

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    2. DING! You win a cigar. I wondered if anybody would catch that one. - Elric

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  2. "President Trump has every reason to be ticked at Republicans. He is, but he also realizes there is little he can do to force Congress to do its job.

    So, he is doing his."

    You like to say Trump is smart, but the 37 dimensional stealth virtual ninja chess thing doesn't really exist (although he is a disciple of Sun Tzu). Maybe.

    But Trump is showing people what can be done. He said very little unpleasant about Roy Moore (if anything) and his support for Luther Strange was lukewarm at best. I think he will get a Congress more to his liking next Fall.

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    1. If President trump is a disciple of Sun Tzu he must play Go instead of chess. - Elric

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  3. Lots of important stuff for our legislations. The Senate is in recess this week and the House takes a recess next week. They must not worry too much about doing their jobs.

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    1. The laziest bunch of do-nothings is being exposed and will be expunged.

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  4. "Now the concern trolls in the columns say this is not your grandfather's Republican Party."

    But possibly it's your great-great-grandfather's.

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  5. The GOP may have more money than the DNC, but they won't get MY money. I don't trust them. They haven't done what they said they'd do, and show no sign of ever doing so.

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  6. If Trump seriously thought Buchanan was a Neo-Nazi, he has no idea what a Nazi is.

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