Hold Everything

31 08 2015

Washington, D.C.


It’s no secret the Republican establishment is unnerved by Donald Trump and his lead in national and key state polls.

And now, after weeks of assuming his support would be fleeting, there is a debate about how to take aim at Trump — and just who should finance such an effort.

CNN’s Maeve Reston noted that most GOP strategists see risks in having the attacks come from the other candidates or their directly affiliated super PACs. So, she reports, there is conversation about what other group might raise money for anti-Trump TV ads.

“There are a lot of donors out there who see it as much too dangerous, obviously, for the candidates, or their allied super PACs, to go after Trump,” said Reston. “So they’re looking to more establishment PACs to potentially take him down in post-Labor Day ads.”

So, instead of Nazi Week or Traitor Week or Tinfoil Week or FUD Week or Brutus Week, we’re going to get Spam September.

Trump will have nothing to worry about, this will be what wraps up the nomination for him.

Why does he not have to worry?

Look who is going to wage this media war against him — The Republican establishment and their “establishment PACs.”  The same gang that couldn’t keep a two car parade straight.  Trump will rise in the polls with every such media buy.  I’m going to grab the popcorn to see how outrageously stupid these buys will be.  Remember, this is a same party whose leadership thinks that the best line of attack against Obama is to denounce his “anti-Semitism.”

Let me put it to you this way:  Would John Dillinger be breaking even one bead of sweat if he knew the Keystone Cops were after him?

The Empire Strikes Back Against the Empire

18 08 2015

Washington, D.C.

Republican beltway consultants promising cleansing, NR-style purging, when they beat Trump:

Purple Strategies Chairman and Founding Partner and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos criticized GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration plan and said that after Trump loses in the primary “there will be a cleansing that’ll go on” in the GOP on Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360.”

Castellanos said, “let me just say, wow, even Republicans wouldn’t say that Barack Obama has been arrogant enough to rewrite the Constitution that way [to end birthright citizenship]. But, in a general election — look, right now, this hurts the Republican Party. If you think the Republican Party hasn’t alienated enough Hispanics, enough women, enough young voters, why, Donald Trump’s immigration plan is going to be great for you. You’re going to love that. In a general election though, Trump is not going to be the nominee. When he leaves, he’ll be defeated by an anti-Trump. So, there will be a cleansing that’ll go on, in the — once he is knocked out of primaries. And I think you will see a new, and better, and more optimistic, solution-oriented Republican Party going into the general election.”

“New?”  It sounds like the Republican Party that was before Trump showed up.  The one that was for optimism, and also, something, God knows what.

Like I have been writing here for several weeks, Trump is a direct threat to the Republican beltway consultant industry, because his success exposes their fraudulence.  Another beauty of the Trump campaign is that the Stupid Party is going to to be wrecked no matter what happens, either Trump wins and exposes their whole edifice and the putrid wimpy conga line of candidates they usually spit out as non-entities, making the current party fall a part, or Trump loses, the donors and consultants chimp out and do their cleansing, go on one purge after another, and what’s left of the party will be able to win so few elections that it will dissipate naturally.


4 08 2015

Washington, D.C.


Boehner railed against blogs and talk radio in his discussion with the Golf Channel’s David Feherty. He claimed that when Republicans took over the Congress in 1994 “one radio talk show that nobody had ever heard of” broadcasted. He points to the existence today of “hundreds of radio talk show hosts all trying to outdo themselves right—going further right, and further right, and further right.”

And then, lots of crying.

Liberate John Boehner, by making him head of a caucus that has 150 members in the House.  That way, he can be free to RINO it up, without any conservative media pressure.

Then again, he already does a lot of RINOing it up even with conservative media pressure and 246 other Republicans behind him.

Obama was right, he is the new Bob Michel.

News of the Useless

3 08 2015

Washington, D.C.

Even though I know some of you of like mind are cheering the news, and I myself have mixed feelings, the takeaway is that we have yet another example of the massive disconnect between Republican Party reality and its voters’ expectations of it.  See also:  Immigration, ObamaDontCare.

The Case For Jeb!

27 07 2015

East Hampton, New York

Make Jeb! the Republican nominee for President, because filthy rich Hamptons Democrats give him money.


“People with money like him,” said Andrew Sabin, 69, a top local Republican fundraiser and a co-host of one of the Bush events. “I’m sure there’s a lot of poor people that like him too. It so happens there’s not a lot of poor people in the Hamptons.”

You really are clueless, Andrew Sabin, if you think that there are a lot of poor people or working class people or middle class people that like Jeb!.

Over a salad on the deck at the South Fork Country Club prior to attending two of the fundraisers, Sabin said donors appreciate the way Bush’s staff keeps in touch.

“We get a rundown every week—they’re very transparent,” said Sabin, who runs a precious-metals refining business with offices from China to Dubai. “Some guys take your money, you don’t know what they’re talking about until you read it in the newspaper.”

Slaves are supposed to keep in constant contact with and be transparent with their masters.

An ardent environmentalist, Sabin said he’s encouraging Bush to become “the Teddy Roosevelt of this century.” He said he’s indifferent to the rise of big money in politics.

Environmental preservation and mass immigration don’t mix.

In some ways, the Hamptons are Hillary Clinton territory. The Democratic candidate and her husband have often rented summer homes here, and it’s popular with movie stars and entertainers who tilt liberal. Suffolk County favored Democrats in the last three presidential races.

But Lipper estimated that the crowd of about 70 at his event was almost evenly split between the parties, and virtually every one of them donated to Bush.

Which makes me recall Sam Francis’s warning that when the Stupid Party and the Evil Party get together to do something bipartisan, it’s usually going to be both stupid and evil.

Lipper, 74, said he introduced Bush as the candidate who will “bring unity and civility to the process.” He was impressed when Bush started his visit by introducing himself to Lipper’s kitchen staff.

Yes, Jeb! can speak Spanish.

You Expect a Lot from a Leader, and You Get Nothing

27 07 2015

Washington, D.C.

Ron Paul had a reputation for being Doctor No when he was in Congress.

Screw that — Mitch McConnell is the real Doctor No.

There’s also an object lesson hiding in this, for those of you astute enough to pay attention and notice things.  Let’s see if anyone is paying attention and noticing things.


20 07 2015

Washington, D.C.


Nah, that would be racist.

Either you put up, or shut up.  Except the Stupid Party will do just the opposite on both counts.

Alternatively, I’m resigned to the increasing approaching absolutely dictatorial power of the executive branch and the increasing impotence of Congress.  We’re at about the same point in our history that Ancient Rome was when the republican era transitioned to the imperial era.  All I care about now is who has control of the pen and phone and to whose benefit are they used; in fact, that is the only real pregnant political question left.  Forget about all the cuckservative and patriotard dorks who still live under the delusion that the Constitution can be restored.  Of course, if I had my way, if I could find some way to get the pen and phone, I wouldn’t be giving it up; my most capable son would have to take it from my cold dead hands.


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