Saturday, February 27, 2016

Will Trump Bring the GOP Down?

According to this article, GOP party regulars and other insiders are terrified they cannot stop Donald Trump from being the nominee. They believe he will simply not be able to win against likely Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton in the fall.

Trump has pissed off so many people, even if he did get elected, he would not be able to get any of the things he says he will do come to pass.

My contention all along is Trump is running to shit all over the GOP.

The biggest--and sole reason--for Trump's rise is the 24/7 free coverage by media outlets like CNN. I don't know if the CEO of the network is a Trump friend or supporter, but one wonders given the mostly uncritical coverage of Trump contrasted with the constant negative coverage of Hillary Clinton.

There is a term for this--it is called propaganda, and it has no business taking place in major media outlets.

The best hope for the GOP is to have a deadlocked convention, and Trump is bounced from the ticket.

Advisers to Mr. Kasich, the Ohio governor, have told potential supporters that his strategy boils down to a convention battle. Judd Gregg, a former New Hampshire senator who had endorsed Jeb Bush, said Mr. Kasich’s emissaries had sketched an outcome in which Mr. Kasich “probably ends up with the second-highest delegate count going into the convention” and digs in there to compete with Mr. Trump.

However, this most assuredly means Trump will run third party, even suing states that say he would be ineligible on the ballot, which will for the GOP will have the same result.

On a similar note, the Washington Post the other day ran a near-hysterical piece about the danger of Donald Trump.

If and when he loses, the GOP will have nobody to blame but itself. Trump represents the end game of nearly 50 years of GOP extremism when the Birchers took over the party.

Now it is faced with a front-runner who, in the interval between the two Priebus comments cited above, said of a protester, “I’d like to punch him in the face.” This is a front-runner with no credible agenda and no suitable experience. He wants the United States to commit war crimes, including torture and the murder of innocent relatives of suspected terrorists. He admires Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and sees no difference between Mr. Putin’s victims and people killed in the defense of the United States. He would round up and deport 11 million people, a forced movement on a scale not attempted since Stalin or perhaps Pol Pot. He has, during the course of his campaign, denigrated women, Jews, Muslims, Mexicans, people with disabilities and many more. He routinely trades in wild falsehoods and doubles down when his lies are exposed.

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