Cowards and quitters never understand the power of courage and perseverance. Liars don’t understand the power of the truth.
It was with a wide grin that we received the news of the Federal Elections Commission audit of Obama 2008. For so long we wrote about the Obama fundraising scams, the hundreds of millions of sewer money, the “largely untraceable prepaid credit cards” (the words of the Washington Post), the many scams – but we were called “racists”.
Republicans/conservatives, who for their own self-interest want to set aside their Hillary Hate and learn what happened in 2008, should read our summary article “Investigate, Investigate, Investigate, Prosecute, Prosecute, Prosecute, Imprison, Imprison, Imprison.
In that summary article we wrote:
“Any question in 2008 about these secret donations was denounced as somehow “antidemocratic” and an attack on small donors. Obama Hopium Guzzlers immediately attacked Hillary Clinton as the one to be watched, even as the Obama thug machine pocketed tens or hundreds of millions of questionable donations.“
Hillary Clinton, as the New York Sun wrote, was
“The most cautious campaign when it comes to accepting online donations from overseas seems to be that of Mrs. Clinton. Visitors to her Web site who want to list an address abroad are directed to a special page which advises that such donations are only taken by mail and that donors “must include a copy of your U.S. passport or green card.”
Hillary Haters, as we explain in that article, were so busy examining Hillary because they were blinded by hate they missed the story that came to smack them between the eyes:
“Hillary Clinton was extra responsible and extra cautious because in 1996 President Bill Clinton’s campaign received $3 million in suspect donations including several thousands from China. This chump change amount led to endless investigations and investigative frenzy. So as with everything, Hillary Clinton had to be cleaner than clean and dirty Barack Obama and his Chicago deep-in-mud thugs flung mud at her and then claimed she was dirty. Hillary Clinton demanded a clean campaign but was mocked by Big Media and Obama Hopium Guzzlers and Republicans: [snip]
Republicans joined with Barack Obama and mocked Hillary Clinton in early 2008 when she advocated for transparency in online donations and in all campaign contributions. The Republicans eventually rued the day they mocked Hillary as Obama used the same Chicago finance tactics to raise money to beat John McCain.
In July of 2008 we wrote “Bagman Obama”. We noted then that Obama had displayed remarkable fight in his opposition to Von Spakovsky. The gentleman in question was a nominee to the Federal Elections Commission. Obama proclaimed his opposition to Von Spakovsky was high minded principle – but what Obama actually did was neuter the FEC while Obama raised tons of money out of sight and out of possible investigation.
Via loopholes Obama raised tons of money and 91 percent of his donors were not required to be reported to the FEC. A donor could give $199 repeatedly and never be reported to the FEC no matter that the contributions amounted to tens of thousands of dollars.”
Years late, we’re finally getting an audit of Obama 2008. Perhaps it is that courage is contagious and Donald Trump’s two-fist attacks on Obama are bringing Obama opponents out of the woodwork – but something is happening to raise the level of truth-telling. Michelle Bachman, usually not a shrinking violet, is all of a sudden talking birth certificate. Bachman says she is going to bring her birth certificate to the first Republican debate. Courage is contagious:
“U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says President Obama has neglected to clearly demonstrate he’s eligible to hold his office, and says it would be simple for him to do so.
“It’s an interesting issue that has gone on for so long and it’s one that the president could have solved very early on,” Bachmann told Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro last night.
“All he had to do is just answer some questions and show his [long-form birth] document and then have people do an attestation that this in fact is a legal document and it’s over, it’s done. And I think the president has neglected to focus on answering that question for people, and that’s why a lot of people still have it lingering in their minds. None of us can prove, none of us can do attestation. Only the president and someone who is legally tasked with attesting to the validity of that document can do that, and I think that’s what the president should do.”
Bachman does not address the “natural born citizen” issue but she certainly understands that The Donald is sucking up all the air in the Republican primaries and that if she wants to survive she is going to have to poach on The Donald’s hunting grounds. Bachman will not be the first to poach from Donald Trump’s issues pocket.
On the birth certificate issue what we have always demanded is transparency. Produce source documents. Obama has had more than two years in the White House and many more years to produce documents from his days in the Illinois senate. Those boxes of documents, which Obama says he does not know where they are, would answer a lot of questions – particularly the freezing tenants question and whether they ever complained to state senator Obama (those that have no idea what we are talking about should read our Sherlock Holmes style tale “The Case of the Missing State Senator“)
As Donald Trump keeps digging, he will find plenty. The Donald has already found quite bit. Here’s The Donald in Florida this past Saturday discussing matters much of the American public has never heard before (maybe Obama lovin’ Jews will learn something too):
Much of the American public has never heard of Antoin “Tony” Rezko or Obama’s low grades because of JournoListers like Ben Smith. For weeks now, Ben Smith and the other JournoListers (for our new readers – the JournoListers conspired to keep the Jeremiah Wright scandal from helping Hillary Clinton and hurting Obama and they are still at work) have been treating The Donald as a joke. Now the Journolisters are thinking up new ways to destroy Donald Trump because the “publicity stunt” narrative is not working:
“Despite an almost universal refusal by Republican establishment figures and the press to take him seriously, Donald Trump is taking very concrete steps toward forming — and announcing — a presidential campaign.
He has interviewed at least two people for a campaign manager position, sources said. He is in contact with several well-known media consultants and has spoken to figures in the evangelical community such as Ralph Reed and Tony Perkins.
Still, the question remains: Is Trump serious?
Yes. And no.”
The Politico JournoListers will continue to denounce Trump as a celebrity and prone to publicity stunts but they will continue to do everything in their power to protect the Barack Obama -the wannabee celebrity publicity stunt nonentity:
“The widespread assumption that Trump’s flirtation with the presidency is a publicity stunt is no doubt at least partly true. But that’s merely the point of departure for a man for whom almost every public move over the past 30 years has been a publicity stunt. Trump has, in the past, hinted at presidential bids, only to pull back after basking in the public interest. But in the same voraciously media-hungry spirit in which he has leveled an array of accusations — some overstated, others flatly false — at President Obama in recent weeks, Trump appears likely to launch a formal presidential campaign, hire staff, shake hands in Iowa, participate in debates – in short, run for president.
Trump is making the “types of moves that one makes if they’re actually running,” said one top Republican consultant familiar with his efforts.
The real estate mogul has spoken to pollster Tony Fabrizio as well as members of Larry Weitzner’s Jamestown Associates, sources said. Three Republicans said that Florida-based media consultant Rick Wilson had been recommended to Trump as a potential hire. (Wilson declined to comment on whether he’d been approached or spoken with Trump).
He recently called pollster and strategist Kellyanne Conway, who agreed to set him up with some evangelical leaders.
“I would not discount his viability because he crosses the first threshold,” said Conway, citing his name recognition and ability to put money toward a race.”
Barack Obama, the publicity stunt celebrity, is protected by Big Media. Big Media JournoListers mock Donald Trump even as it becomes clearer that Trump is deadly serious:
“There are two “draft Trump” efforts. One is led by Trump executive Michael Cohen, who traveled to Iowa to check the landscape, and eccentric billionaire pal Stewart Rahr. The other is by former Nixon adviser and perennial Republican fascination-figure Roger Stone. Stone has denied being involved with Trump, while continuing to offer public advice in online columns.
And Trump has made moves that have little to do with getting him on television. He has, notably, abruptly reversed his position to firmly pro-life, something that conservative Christian leaders have noted with pleasure.
“I’m convinced he’s probably going to run,” said Steve Scheffler, the head of the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, who said Trump contacted him this past Wednesday in an “introduction” phone call.
“If he comes to Iowa and he engages in conversations in small groups of people one-on-one he might play well on that,” said Scheffler. “I think a lot of it has to do with where he stands on the issues, and if he can convince people that he’s going to go forward on the issues.”
There have also been ongoing discussions with strategists in Iowa, several Republicans there said.
Trump has said he will very likely make an announcement about a press conference on his NBC television show, ”Celebrity Apprentice,” but he’s given every indication to several people he’s spoken with that he will unveil an actual campaign.
Trump’s scheduled keynote speech at the Iowa GOP’s annual Lincoln Day fundraising dinner in June is already such a draw that one attendee is planning to drive in from Northeast Wisconsin to see The Donald speak, a local Republican said.
Trump even swears he is looking forward to filing his financial disclosure statements, which would go toward a minimal establishment of net worth — something Trump has never done before, amid suspicion in the business media about the depth of his claims of wealth. He is also planning to accept donations, associates said, adding he has said he expects to be able to raise a fair amount of money.
In any event, the disclosure of his approximate net worth might not be the immediate barrier to entry that many suspect. Candidates are given basically two chances to extend the deadline, which comes within 30 days of declaring candidacy, meaning Trump could stretch it out for months.
More than anything else, according to those who’ve spoken to him, he doesn’t want to be seen as the butt of this particular joke.
“He gets mad that people aren’t taking him seriously,“ said a Republican who’s spoken with him.”
“Serious” JournoListers and “serious” Republicans/conservatives who have collaborated with Barack Obama don’t want to consider Donald Trump “serious”. The JournoListers and the Mark Levin brigades prefer to grumble and grouse. They will do what they have to do to destroy Donald Trump:
“Still, while he is “serious” from the organizational point of view and appears very likely to emerge as a formal candidate for office, he will struggle hard to be taken seriously as a potential Republican nominee. Trump may not be in on the joke — he rarely jokes about himself — but he has been a punch line as long as he’s been a public figure. He’s still more of a sideshow than anything else, most Republican insiders are convinced, and his respectable showings in largely meaningless early polls reflect little more than his widespread notoriety.
Best known for the “You’re fired!” catch phrase from his network reality show, Trump is friends with WWE’s colorful Vince McMahon. He once appeared with an in-drag Rudy Giuliani on “Saturday Night Live.” He’d be the first GOP hopeful to have been roasted on Comedy Central by rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg and a cast member from “Jersey Shore.”
Trump is, above all else, a deeply parochial figure, and a creature of New York’s singular media environment. He barely uses email, and his usual first reads of the day from his perch in Trump Tower are said to be the city’s two tabloids, the New York Post and the Daily News.
Trump has left a trove of material for opposition researchers — already, on Friday, Matt Drudge teased the top of his site with a “flashback” to NY1 video of Trump calling George W. Bush “evil” and President Obama “amazing” in late 2008.
Assistants print out news clippings for him, illustrated by a printout of a Vanity Fair item he sent to publisher Graydon Carter, scrawled with a black Sharpie and reading that Carter never got “the Trump thing.”
Trump is notorious for a history of planting anonymous items about himself in the tabloids, among other practices.
Former Daily News editor Pete Hamill, fired in part for his refusal to print Trump stories, once said that a “source close to Trump,” whispering details about his life of business was invariably Trump himself.
Trump is not particularly familiar, associates said, with the national media. He is trying, former Giuliani speechwriter John Avlon wrote in The Daily Beast, “to apply New York City tabloid rules to a prospective national presidential campaign.”
And it’s not clear that he can be, well, handled by a hired handler.”
What those paragraphs mean is that Big Media and the Obama JournoListers brigades are looking for a narrative that will take hold. Thus far not much has worked as Donald Trump is either #1 or #2 in Republican polls. Donald Trump, with all that name recognition was at the bottom of the polls, before he started to discuss the birth certificate issue and hold Obama accountable on issues such as Rezko and Wright. Trump rose in the polls not due to name recognition but due to issues resonance.
Big Media and the JournoListers hope that other Republican/conservative candidates join in on the bashing to give them cover. The question of the moment is how many Republicans/conservatives will allow Big Media to chose their candidate.
The Politico JournoListers are trying their best to come up with the winning “destroy Trump” narrative. Big Media wants to turn Obama opponents into Charlie Sheen:
“Trump has spent decades as his own best adviser, a skill that’s served him exceptionally well in business, but one which historically hasn’t led to a good end for candidates.
He has never had to submit to the tough questions candidates are asked not just by reporters, but by voters.
He’s given to the occasional boasts of the Charlie Sheen “tiger blood” variety — he told Time magazine that he looks forward “to showing my financials, because they are huge … Far bigger than anyone knows. Far bigger than anyone would understand.”
And while Trump’s brand is based on a tycoon’s life, many of New York’s business elite members don’t consider him a member of their ranks. One veteran business leader said associates are “rolling their eyes” at the presidential talk — and most of the major New York bundlers are already committed to Obama or Republican Mitt Romney.
Trump aide Cohen dismissed the criticism, saying, “While Mr. Trump certainly is an independent thinker, I believe the American people welcome this approach, as it is fresh and unique.” He called the other GOPers “a field of automotrons who all act in a way that is not benefiting this country during these economically troubled times.”
Cohen said Trump is “quite friendly with many of the business elites” in the city and chalked up those mocking him to being “guided by black-eyed jealousy and nothing more.”
The genuine fear of Donald Trump is exposed in this penultimate paragraph:
“However, even those opposed to Trump privately fret that he might have some unconventional appeal as a wild card in a slow-to-start race.“
Mr. “Tea” at Boca displaying “unconventional appeal” and separating the chicken salad from the chicken shit:
Our warning to Republicans/conservatives: Big Media wants to select your candidate for president. The Mark Levin/Karl Rove brigades will cooperate with Big Media.
The New York Times, that bastion of concern for Republicans/conservatives (and Hillary Clinton for that matter) wants to beat Politico in the race to establish the narrative that will destroy Donald Trump. As Politico declared that Trump was all but in, the New York Times declared that Trump was all but out (Drudge once again assisted):
“The prospect of Donald Trump running for president has sent shivers through at least one highly interested group — and it is not the Democratic Party or political journalists. It is the entertainment division of NBC. [snip]
But no one at NBC has done much serious planning about what to do with “The Apprentice,” because of what two executives cited as pervasive doubts that Mr. Trump would actually enter the race.
“This is Donald being Donald,” said one senior executive who would be involved in any decision about how NBC handles the show. The executive, who asked not to be identified to avoid any conflict with Mr. Trump, said “any decision is still weeks away.”
The track record for “The Apprentice,” which now mainly casts celebrities as contestants, is so good, and NBC’s need for the show is so great, that it would be a virtual certainty to be renewed were it not for the questions raised by the campaign possibility. [snip]
Many political commentators have dismissed Mr. Trump’s chances and have chalked up recent favorable poll results mainly to name recognition — and to his aggressive insistence that he doubts President Obama’s eligibility to be president. Still, doubts of another kind persist.
“Anyone assuming that the reality show host’s interest in running for president is just another one of his publicity stunts would not likely be wrong,” wrote Charlie Cook, the political analyst, who in a column last week wondered whether a “Jersey Shore” cast member would try to run for president next.”
Clearly Big Media has not established a narrative yet. The “not running, just a celebrity, name recognition explains high poll number, he’s a joke, he’s a liar attacking Obama” narrative is not working. Big Media is in a race to the bottom in search of the anti-Trump holy grail.
To understand how disheveled the lines of attack against Donald Trump are, consider the attempt to intimidate NBC into going after their celebrity star. The Times and Big Media are suggesting that NBC is allowing Trump to use the network to go after Barack Obama (the irony that NBC was home central to Obama defenders is not mentioned). That Meredith Viera is a game show host who also interviews “serious” people and she is being attacked for not challenging Donald Trump’s anti-Obama truths is a hall of mirrors fun-house attraction. The Times considers game show host Viera “serious” but Donald Trump is not “serious”.
At CNN the Big Media narrative is that Mr. Tea, The Donald, DT, Trump, the Trumpster, gasp, cursed:
“Donald Trump unleashed a fiery anti-President Barack Obama stump speech for members and supporters of the South Florida Tea Party Saturday and made frequent references to what he would do as president.
Throngs of fired-up voters in a vote-rich battleground state encouraged him.
While the billionaire real estate developer is not currently a presidential candidate, his appearance at a Tea Party event in Florida might have made the casual observer think he is running.
And yet, unusual moments made Trump’s speech unlike any other so far this political season. He harshly criticized some Republicans, tailored his speech based on crowd shout-outs, dissed hecklers, used a curse word and recalled how his wife urged him not to be “conceited.”
Donald Trump described himself as a businessman:
“Trump’s emphasis on his own skills as a businessman and negotiator was consistent throughout his speech.
“Businessweek magazine said in a vote of its readers, that Donald Trump was the world’s most competitive businessperson,” he boasted. “With Bill Gates being number two and Warren Buffet being number three. Steve Forbes stated that I was one of the greatest entrepreneurs in the history of free trade.”
And while claiming there were huge writing differences between Obama’s first book, “Dreams From My Father”, and the second, “The Audacity of Hope,” Trump used profanity to say they could not have both been written by Obama.
“The man that wrote the second book … didn’t write the first book,” Trump said. “The difference was like chicken salad and chicken (expletive).”
CNN, which delighted in describing Tea Party activists with a lurid anti-gay epithet involving testicles and open mouths, is now shocked that Donald Trump sullied Florida ears with a “profanity”. CNN has the vapors.
The conservative Club For Growth is having the Trump vapors too. They think Donald Trump is a liberal because he wants import fees on China, opposed NAFTA. The Tea Party might discover that under those definitions they are “liberals” too.
The HOPE for many Republicans/conservatives already lined up for other candidates is that Donald Trump can be skunked out of running. The HOPE many of these Republican/conservatives already committed to other candidates is that what they see happening is not really happening. Rasmussen to the rescue.
The new Rasmussen poll shows not “serious” Trump behind Barack Obama by 15 points. But how bad is this poll for not “serious” Trump?:
“Rasmussen survey shows Obama can’t clear 50% even against Trump
Rasmussen follows up its head-to-head polling of last week for the presidential race to add one more late entrant to the list, Donald Trump. As in the previous poll, Barack Obama can’t get a majority to support him for re-election, not even against a publicity stunt — although he does better against Trump than everyone else in the Republican field: [snip]
Trump does even worse among independents, but Obama doesn’t pick any of them up, either: [snip]
This doesn’t exactly give a lot of life to the idea of The Donald as a GOP savior. At 34%, Trump scored lower than most of the established Republican field in last week’s poll, with only Mitch Daniels, Jon Huntsman, and Herman Cain scoring lower. Obama scored higher against Trump than any other Republican except Newt Gingrich, where he also got 49% of the vote. Obama actually did worst against Mike Huckabee in Rasmussen’s survey, tying at 43%.
Independents in both surveys break for Obama, with a couple of exceptions. Huckabee wins in that demographic 43/35, as does Ron Paul at a lower level (37/32). Three other Republicans are within a point of Obama among indies: Mitch Daniels (32/32), Herman Cain (24/25), and Haley Barbour (33/32). None of these numbers indicate a great deal of enthusiasm one way or the other among independents, but Trump’s 25/48 is the worst performance of all.
The enthusiasm for Trump won’t increase much as other Republicans challenge his record — and there is plenty to challenge, according to the Club for Growth.”
If the numbers for not “serious” Trump are so obviously bad (hey, we thought he had celebrity name recognition and that’s why his Republican/conservative numbers were so good) then what is everyone so worried about? What’s the problem?
If Donald Trump is so dead in the water why not let him prattle on about birth certificates and such and beat up on poor Barack so then the big “serious” candidate can come in and harvest the crop?
Republican/conservative Big Media types are busy slamming Trump as worse than Ross Perot, as curdled as New Yorker Rudy Giuliani, and “destined to fizzle.” If they really believe this, then why worry?
Indeed, if you are committed to another Republican/conservative candidate why worry about The Donald? If you are part of the Mark Levin brigade dreaming of candidates that aren’t, thinking Ronald Reagan will rise from the tomb and file candidacy in Iowa – why worry about The Donald?
“The long-awaited market reaction to accelerating US debt and uncontrolled deficit spending has arrived. Standard & Poor’s issued a blunt warning today that it will re-evaluate America’s credit rating in the near future unless Washington acts to control its red ink, and that a lower rating — and therefore higher interest payments — is under consideration:
Standard & Poor’s cut its ratings outlook on the U.S. to negative from stable while keeping its triple-A rating on the world’s largest economy.
Relative to its AAA-rated peers, the U.S. has very large budget deficits and rising government indebtedness, and the path to addressing those issues is unclear, S&P analysts said.
“More than two years after the beginning of the recent crisis, U.S. policy makers have still not agreed on how to reverse recent fiscal deterioration or address longer-term fiscal pressures,” said Standard & Poor’s credit analyst Nikola G. Swann.
If a meaningful agreement to address medium- and long-term budgetary challenges isn’t reached and implementation isn’t begun by 2013, it would render the U.S. fiscal profile meaningfully weaker than its AAA-rated peers, analysts said.
Wall Street has reacted predictably. The Dow dropped 200 points (1.8%) in the immediate aftermath of the announcement, and 29 of its 30 components fell backward. The S&P lost 1.6%, and NASDAQ lost 1.8%, and all three indices gave no indication that they would recover quickly today.
What exactly does this mean?”
It can’t possibly mean that someone who is not “serious” can be “serious” in some profound ways. It can’t possibly mean that a little thinking goes a long way, it can’t possibly mean that courage is contagious, it can’t possibly mean that some Republican/conservatives are getting a clue:
“It’s becoming increasingly amusing to watch the chattering class continue to struggle with the question, What’s Donald Trump Really After? I’m no more of a mind reader than the rest of them, but I think The Donald has given us more than a few clues along the way. Just last week I sat down with Rick Moran on his show and discussed this in detail. If the rest of the GOP field really wanted to be ready for Trump and to know how to handle his sudden rise to political prominence, they really needed to look no further than his book, The Art of the Deal, and a few lectures of his which I attended in his pre-political incarnations. He’s approaching this in the exact same fashion he takes on any business challenge in a hostile environment.
1. Identify a niche market to exploit
2. Drive a wedge between you and your competitors
3. Use that wedge to open a space allowing the customers to come to you
First he identifies the niche market to exploit: Birthers. And lest we forget the most important sector here, the birther curious. [snip] Trump doesn’t need to win over half the voters in the country yet. He doesn’t even need to win over half the Republicans. It’s a crowded field at this stage and all you need to do is ring up some numbers above 20% with likely primary voters and you’re either in first place or close to it. And even the latest polls during the time period Donald was considering a run show that you can beat that number easily with only this niche market.”
While Glenn Beck and the Mark Levin brigades are dreaming of a socialist uprising in the streets, or is it a conservative uprising in the streets, or is it just lunch? – some Repubilcan/conservatives are seeing what we are seeing about Mr. Tea, Donald Trump and the art of the deal:
“Second, he uses that niche advantage to drive a wedge between him and his competitors. In this case his “competitors” are the rest of the serious contenders for the 2012 nomination. And they have almost uniformly run away from the birther issue like pigs from the gun because they don’t want to come across as, well… crazy. Not The Donald. He embraces it. And for a big enough slice of the primary electoral pie chart, he’s suddenly the only game in town.
Finally, he uses that wedge to create a space for the customers to come to him. The “customers,” of course, are the likely GOP primary voters. So how well has this worked? Yet another poll came out this week showing Trump moving into the lead.”
Michelle Bachman does not want Donald Trump to be the only one selling lemonade in August (see that video up at the beginning). Sarah Palin wants everyone to know she likes lemonade and might decide to sell lemonade but in either case she does not want to stop the lemonade sellers and she thinks lemonade is healthy. Willard Romney will sell salty vinegar in August, not lemonade.
“This is classic Trump! Talk about telegraphing your punches… it’s The Art of the Deal line for line. So does this mean that The Donald is actually running? The magic 8-Ball says, “Ask again later.” I remain firmly convinced that Trump’s plan all along was for this to be a massive stunt. He can let it be known that the final episode of The Apprentice will have some clues and that immediately following the airing of the show – when he can “legally” campaign – there will be an announcement. At that time he could simply apologize to his followers, proclaiming that the Beltway system is “too broken” for even him to fix and bow out after scoring Superbowl level numbers for his reality show and vastly boosting his international image for upcoming deals. And he may still do just that.
But maybe not.”
“Trump can read a poll as well as anyone else. It’s looking more and more like he might actually be able to pull this off. And knowing what we know of his personality and appetite, if there is that big of a brass ring hanging apparently within range of his grasp, would Donald John Trump Sr. be able to pass it by? If he thinks he can win he may very well abandon the stunt and actually go for it. [snip]
It’s genius. Pure and simple.
It’s The Art of the Deal all over again folks. And thus far, it’s showing that The Donald isn’t nearly as dumb or as much of a clown as most of the media and his establishment GOP opponents would like to have us believe he is. Hang on to your hats. Donald Trump just may BS and waltz his way into being the next president. Sound crazy? Think back for a moment to that scene from Back to the Future when Doc Brown was informed that the President of the United States was the star of Bedtime for Bonzo.
Pretty crazy, huh?”
As we have written, Donald Trump is not the type of person to let an opportunity slip away. The not “serious” birth certificate issue is a total plus for Donald Trump even if the “serious” in Big Media and Republican/conservative circles do not see what is staring them right in the face:
“If Barack Obama ever comes up with a legitimate birth certificate that contains no damaging information on it we will all be able to thank Donald Trump. If Obama refuses to ever produce a birth certificate The Donald will continue to hammer Obama.
Donald Trump is holding something potentially more valuable than the race card.
Donald Trump is holding a Trump card.”
The other poker players at the table want to believe that the strange haired stranger with his flashy duds and big wallet is not a “serious” player in the river paddle boat. But once that stranger ante’s up they will find they are the ones who don’t know how to play the game.
If Donald Trump becomes a “serious” candidate, Barack Obama will discover that the wonderful passover of scrutiny is over. Big Media will continue to pass over from any scrutiny of Obama but The Donald won’t.
What the Jews throughout history have realized is that with all the ups and downs, the detours away from the main path: courage is contagious.
The contagion is spreading. Courage and truth are on the march.