As we have written before: Donald Trump beats Barack Obama like a rented mule and many Republicans/conservatives react by beating up on…. Trump! Huh? Ever hear of the concept of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, fellas/gals?
Trump is attacked by some Republicans/conservatives because as a New York businessman he donated to some Democrats and even Obama Dimocrats. The donations angle is a fair line of attack although most people understand the need for businessmen in New York City and elsewhere to bribe/donate/contribute to politicians. There are a lot of reasons for some Republicans/conservatives to oppose Donald Trump but why is he the only target of the “get out” crowd?
Consider Newt Gingrich. Newt Gingrich is running a publicity stunt candidacy. Newt has to know that he is not going to be the Republican nominee for president. It’s not just Newt’s repulsive face either. It’s not just that Wayne Gacy “smile”. It’s not just Newt’s “baggage” – you know, the wife with cancer he dumped for another wife, the impeachment drama of Bill Clinton while Newt was getting the same treatment in parking lots from GOP wives and interns, the temper tantrums, the damaging stories that will come out.
The problem Newt has is that for all intents and purposes, if you saw his 2012 debut appearances yesterday, is running on a platform of nostalgic “bring back the Bill Clinton economy.” Good luck with that Newtie. Newt will try to take credit for the 1990s economy, and many Republicans/conservatives will accept the premise that it was Newt, not Bill, that deserves the credit – but most Americans will laugh at that notion. Newt also does not seem to appreciate the hole he is digging if he persists in praising the 1990s, with those Bill Clinton tax rates.
Unlike with Donald Trump, many Republicans/conservatives will tolerate Newt. But why is it a problem for businessman Trump to cavort with Democrats but OK for Newtie to do this?:
Nasty Newt is not alone on this issue. Most, if not all, of the “serious” Republican candidates have a serious problem with this cap and trade/global warming. But a video with Nancy Pelousy?
Mitt Romney used slide after slide in a PowerPoint presentation Thursday to make the case that the health care reform law he signed in 2006 isn’t much like the one President Barack Obama signed last year.
The catch, as Romney all but admitted: Almost nobody believes him. [snip]
In one PowerPoint slide, Romney said Massachusetts’s goal had been to “Help people get and keep their insurance.” Obama’s goal, he said, was “a government takeover of health care.”
But in the run-up to Thursday’s speech, voices on the right and left reached a moment of rare agreement: “Romneycare” is, in fact, almost indistinguishable from “Obamacare.”
“As everyone knows, the health reform Mr. Romney passed in 2006 as Massachusetts governor was the prototype for President Obama’s version and gave national health care a huge political boost,” The Wall Street Journal wrote in a scathing editorial.
The paper said Romney should apologize for the Massachusetts law — or just “knock off Joe Biden and get on the Obama ticket.”
“The similarities between what he championed in Massachusetts and what the president has championed are about 100 percent,” Center for American Progress’s Neera Tanden, who sits on the board of the pro-reform group Protect Your Care, said on MSNBC Thursday morning.
“It doesn’t even seem fair to call them similarities, it seems like they’re identicalities,” says Michael Cannon, health policy director with the Cato Institute.”
Romney garnished his “identicalities” refudiation “I’m not sorry” with a batch of new not-to-be-believed promises. He would provide “Obamacare waivers for all 50 states”. Then repeal, then new reforms, eventually Jesus would land in Missouri – alarming Evangelicals.
Picture Romney with a hat and cane – he’s a song and dance man in a vaudeville hall. Yet no Republican/conservative is calling for the hook to get him off stage. The man would throw away a major issue/strategy/tactic but he is considered “serious.” Willard is seriously flawed. Willard also does not poll well with the white working class and that’s another missed opportunity as the white working class does not like Barack Obama at all.
So laughable was the Willard spectacle of authentically genuine foolery (“a sincere, intelligent, cogent, informed political disaster“), Ron Paul’s odd plea on behalf of Pakistan and the “not necessary” killing of Bin Laden was lost in the gales of laughter. Get the hook!
Of course, Ron Paul is not considered a “serious” candidate either but no one (other than Donald Trump at CPAC) dares say so openly because Paul has a strong and committed army of supporters. Ron Paul is tolerated and allowed to express his view and trust is placed on Republican voters to not vote for Paul. That is as it should be. Let the voters decide.
Sarah Palin is not considered a “serious” candidate either mostly because she is thus far not running and because the Republican establishment and Big Media hates and fears her. They won’t explicitly demand she get out because Palin has an even bigger army of strong and committed supporters than Paul – and she fights like a girl, not one of these weak guys.
Herman Cain, we wrote about him last year:
“We’re not fans of multi-millionaire Cain but he is playing a very shrewd game. As a successful business owner of a very popular food product (we’re not fans of his pizza either but sales figures tell us it is tasty to many), he can easily vault to the top ranks of Republican grassroots leadership as a voice that potentially reaches black voters as well as Tea Party activists. And Cain can do so with a non race based appeal even as his race will certainly be a matter of discussion.
After Republicans dump the failure called Michael Steele the shouts of “racism” will be heard. Cain will provide a valuable counterpoint when the “racism” charge is heard. Cain also fills out (in a sane manner, unlike Keyes) the diversity menu for Republicans.”
Cain is getting a lot of good press lately, but he is not considered a “serious” candidate by the Republican establishment or Big Media either. No one is going to tell Cain to get out however. He won’t be told “get out” partly because he is black and that would be a “racist” disaster but also because he speaks with a force the grassroots appreciates and he has a business background which brings a certain credibility on the economy and jobs. And they like his pizza.
Before we summarize the above, let’s take a moment to sadly laugh at the news that Osama Bin Laden “didn’t think Vice President Joe Biden was worth bumping off”. And — now on sale — the Barack Obama/Navy Seal action figure. But it’s not just a Barack Obama Seal Team Six Action Figure. It comes with Michelle Obama arms and – no sleeves. Moment of laughter over, let’s summarize.
Republicans/conservatives want to run off Donald Trump even though Trump is the only one who has brought excitement and pizazz to this election cycle. Trump exploded the birth certificate landmine well before November 2012 and a strong argument can be made that Obama gave the kill order on Binny in order to polish off The Donald. The Donald also “got into Obama’s head” and showed Republicans that Obama has a glass jaw and an empty, clunking head.
But they want to run him off like gray whiskered gold miners at a depleted mine. They squint their eyes at the young stranger in the wagon with a strange new drill type thingy and say “bes’ you be movin’ on stranger – we don’t want no excavator whatchamacallits here. We’ll keep diggin’ with our busted shovels and hands and someday we’ll find us an ol’ vein and we’ll be rich. Rich! So jes keep on yer way stranger.”
Waiting for the old miners to fade away or die is Tim Pawlenty. His entire strategy is to be the last man standing. Rick Santorum, who lost his senate seat in Pennsylvania and would likely lose the Keystone State in 2012, is also hoping that the frontrunners will be caught in a cave-in because he thinks he can battle with Pawlenty once the serious ones are crushed to earth and, after all, he is more serious than the non-serious like Paul, Cain, and Johnson.
Meanwhile Donald Trump, far from being run off, is writing another best seller. It’s a “policy” book published by conservative house Regnery Publishing and is on a “crash schedule” for a late summer release. It appears that The Donald is not about to be run off and he is staking a claim.
Last time we experienced such a “get off my ranch” moment was when the Democratic “leadership” said “Step Aside Woman!” On May 31, 2008 the “Chicago Rules Committee” of the Democratic Party stole an entire election process and the votes of the Democratic Party rank and file. That did not work out so well for the Democratic Party although it was a great career advancement move for a certain flim-flam man from Chicago.
Why is the Republican establishment trying to scare off Donald Trump from announcing at the end of May? To get a “serious” candidate that without serious help cannot be trusted to get voters excited and win the nomination on his own merit.
The Republican establishment has geared up to destroy Trump and Palin and Paul and eventually Cain and others. For what? Newt? Romney? Are Republicans Stupid – Or Crazy?