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Several weeks after 2016 Republican Party presidential primary candidate, Donald Trump signed a loyalty pledge to the Republican Party that he would not go third party, news surfaces that the GOP leadership has refused too pledge loyalty to Trump who as it appears more and more each day is on the verge of becoming the 2016 Republican Party presidential candidate.
Instead, the Republican Party leadership is preparing to engage in an all out war against Trump.
Oh wait, I thought the GOP leadership began their war against the Donald right after Labor Day. You know when Rience Priebus scurried up to Trump Tower to ask Trump to sign the pledge.
I guess if Hillary Clinton could re-announce her plans to run for the White House half a dozen times, the GOP leadership can announce their declaration of war more than once. Correction, the GOP leadership did not announce that they are going to war against Trump, reports of their intent just keeps slipping out as if voters are too stupid to figure out what the Republican Party establishment is up to.
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Washington Times Analysis/Opinion by Charles Hurt
In a stunning admission of just how wildly out of touch they are from actual, breathing human voters, GOP establishment insiders say that if Mr. Trump continues his unfettered march to the Republican nomination they will go to war to take him out.
Asked by the Washington Examiner’s Byron York to describe how they would greet a Trump candidacy, one ‘leading conservative’ said: ‘Massive resistance….
‘Massive resistance’ was the despicable tactic deployed by Democrats in Virginia to maintain their party’s ironclad, 90-year devotion to racial segregation….’
How truly out of touch is the GOP leadership (a) to go after Trump when all previous efforts have failed and (b) to use “massive resistance”, a tactic directly attached to racism is offensive. Progressives will beat the GOP over the head for this act of malice and stupidity (even though Progressives have used it before) for the next twenty years.
Donald Trump only wanted to be treated fairly by the GOP leadership which is why the GOP leadership has dispatched their road dogs to take Trump down as if Trump supporters won’t know who is behind the attacks.
….now it is the Republicans who are threatening to fling a temper tantrum and grab up all their marbles and run home crying if they don’t get their way.
Sure, the Republican National Committee makes abundantly clear that they will do nothing to undermine Mr. Trump or his juggernaut campaign. But the legion of political hitmen and henchmen know exactly how this game is played and they are the ones now plotting against him….
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The GOP leadership’s road dogs are planning a bombardment of attack ads no doubt with the blessings and support of party leadership which constitutes a breach of contract between Trump and the Progressive Republican Party establishment.
of course, the Republican Party leadership will claim clean hands but the “American voter” knows better but don’t tell that to the GOP’s takeout squad who has been underestimating this election since day one.
Washington Examiner, Byron York
‘I don’t think Trump can withstand 10,000 points of smart negative in Iowa and New Hampshire,’ says one veteran Republican strategist who is not affiliated with any campaign. ‘It would force him to spend money. That’s when this starts to get real for him.’ (‘Points’ refers to gross ratings points, a way of measuring TV ad buys; 10,000 points would be a really big buy, meaning the average viewer would see an anti-Trump ad many, many times.)
…one group that would like to play a leading role in taking him down is the Club for Growth….
‘We primed the pump with our ads in Iowa,’ says Club president David McIntosh. ‘We did some polling afterward. The ads flipped Trump from first to second place among caucus-goers and put a dent in his approval rating….’
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Club for Growth is the organization that has been attacking Trump since Trump refused to donate $1,000,000 to the organization.
I suppose it doesn’t help that Club for Growth’s president, David McIntosh’s extortion letter to Trump went viral on social media.
If you repeat something often enough it could almost become the truth! So will voters give credence to a declaration from the Republican Party establishment, all of whom are Progressives and their Hitmen/extortionists Club for Growth’s attack ads stating that Donald Trump is not a Conservative?
The words “grain of salt” comes to mind.
Taking into account, Mike Huckabee’s statement yesterday on Fox News that “you have to win Iowa from the ground up,” leads one to suspect that the Republican Party establishment is very much involved in Club for Growth’s planned takedown of Donald Trump.
In other words, the Republican Party establishment is so sure that if they destroy Donald Trump, Benjamin Carson, Ted Cruz and others that voters will fall into line on Election Day 2016, hold our noses and vote Republican for whoever is on the ballot just as we did in 2012 and 2014.
This is not a game of poker and if the GOP leadership is willing to throw away the 2016 election to destroy Donald Trump, they do so at THEIR own peril.
This American is not a gang banger and has no allegiance to the Republican Party who has become as equally Progressive as those on the left. That horse left the barn long ago and she is not coming back.
All acts of treachery directly or indirectly waged against Trump will backfire and I will absolutely NOT hold my nose in 2016 for anyone.
Image source: Donald Trump signing RNC Loyalty Pledge, September 3, 2015 courtesy of Michael Vadon, Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)