Donald Trump is building a new Republican Party. The establishment is not happy. Now with Trump’s latest truth bomb the establishment foolishly believes this time they really really really will destroy Trump. The polls say otherwise (Bloomberg poll: 65% of Republican likely primary voters favor Trump’s plan to bar Muslims from U.S. temporarily). But the polls and the voters will not stop the dirty establishment war against Donald Trump.
A while back we discussed that because Barack Obama destroyed the Democratic Party and replaced it with his cult of “the ascendant” the result is that many former Democrats, independents, and the white working class have fled into the not-so-loving arms of the Republican Party.
Also as we discussed, Donald Trump has walked away with the Clinton coalition and that coalition boosted Donald Trump to the top. The Wall Street Journal recently confirmed our analysis of Trump’s white working class coalition. The GOP ancien régime now fights back to politically assassinate Donald J. Trump and drive the hordes of the unclean back from the power they have seized.
Already we see the primary calendar re-fixed and Republican Party officials openly at war against front-runner Donald J. Trump.
Recall, we wrote the primary calendar and the entire process was fixed by the GOP establishment to give the nomination to Jeb Bush. Few debates were intended to minimize the possibility of a non-Jeb candidate using the debates to propel himself/herself. The money advantage would also go to JeBush. The organizational apparatus of the party would go to JeBush. The endorsements of Republican elected officials would go to JeBush. Florida would be the first winner-take-all primary election which JeBush was supposed to win and that electoral victory would propel him to the nomination no matter what happened in states such as Iowa and New Hampshire. In addition, many many candidates from many states would revive the mostly gone “favorite son” strategy whereby popular state officials ran for president in order to go to the convention with votes to trade in exchange for the nomination.
That fix for JeBush did not work as intended once Trump got into the race. The fix was supposed to assure JeBush the nomination but instead the fix worked on behalf of Donald J. Trump. The money advantage went to Trump. The many “favorite son” candidates divide the establishment candidates into a greasy smudge contrasted to the glittering jewel called Trump. The calendar with few debates provides Trump with enough of a center stage setting that exalts the ratings star and reduces the non-Trumps into a buzz of nighttime crickets in a dark field rubbing their legs together for mates that do not appear. Winner-take-all Florida lauds Trump. The early states hail Trump. The national polls swoon for Trump. The establishment endorsements supposed to elevate JeBush instead give Trump the shiny “change candidate” status in a “change” election. So now the fix gets fixed.
Now we have party leaders in the various states attack Trump. These party leaders should be neutrals but now in an “unprecedented” violation of all rules of fairness three state party chairs have denounced Donald Trump:
In a series of tweets and statements on Monday evening, the New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina Republican Party chairmen said they disagreed with Trump’s stunning call for the U.S. to ban Muslim visitors or immigrants. The chairmen — who represent the first three states to vote in the GOP presidential primary — don’t officially endorse candidates, but their thoughts behind the scenes can send messages to activists who look to them for guidance.
This official party intervention against Donald Trump violates the fairness Trump has demanded. The national Republican Party too maneuvers against Trump:
Republicans add mid-January debate [snip]
Until this new debate was announced, there were no GOP debates scheduled between next Tuesday’s CNN debate and the Jan. 28 Fox News debate. These will be the last debates before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucus.
This new debate is not happenstance. This new debate is part of the upcoming nuclear attack against Donald Trump:
This is a risky move by the RNC. They are essentially now betting that it’s better to try and take Trump down than worry he’ll feel he’s been treated unfairly and run as an independent. [snip]
So far the RNC’s efforts to fight the last war by shortening the primary season and limiting debates (until they expanded them) have led to Trump. I’m not sure why they or anyone should think they suddenly have the right answer (from their perspective). But the fact that they are changing the rules in the middle of the game is telling.
They are scared and not just of Trump.
The rules are rewritten to drag the carcass of the establishment choice across the finish line and to shoot the legs off Donald J. Trump:
Another top campaign staffer, speaking on the condition of anonymity, accused the RNC of pandering to the establishment.
“My opinion is that this is panic in reaction to the unintended consequences of their decision to try and narrow the debates to begin with,” he said.
“When they reduced the number of debates at the time, the thought was there would be an establishment leader. But now that the election’s been turned on its head, with [Donald] Trump and [Ted] Cruz leading, now the establishment is panicking,” he added.
Here at Big Pink we recall the Rules and By-laws Committee where the election was stolen. Now it is the Republican Party out to steal the election DNC style. To hell with the voters. The people are revolting. The corrupt ancien régime will not surrender power to the people.
The corrupt ancien régime hates the voters. It’s not just on the right and it is not just Republicans. We found that out in 2008. Against Trump, it is now the political establishment of the left and the right. The totalitarian left demands Donald J. Trump get nuked:
The Post’s View
It’s time for Republicans to renounce Donald Trump’s candidacy
By Editorial Board
MOST CANDIDATES for the Republican presidential nomination, with an understanding of constitutional, democratic and social norms that Donald J. Trump utterly lacks, have denounced his outrageous call for a “total and complete shutdown” on Muslims entering the United States.
It is heartening that Mr. Trump’s opponents are finally condemning him in terms they would generally reserve for Democrats, but it also raises a critical question: If the GOP front-runner’s pronouncements are as lunatic and offensive as his rivals say — and they are — isn’t it incumbent on them to make clear they would oppose him if he were the party’s nominee?
The prospect of an open Republican split may send tremors down the spines of party strategists. They naturally fear an internecine war, a fractured party and maybe an independent Trump candidacy. But even those outcomes would cause less damage to their party and to the nation than uniting behind a candidate whose policies and rhetoric are morally, legally and pragmatically unconscionable — as they have now recognized.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Mr. Trump’s “habit of making offensive and outlandish statements will not bring us together.” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted Mr. Trump’s call for excluding Muslims as “ridiculous.” Former Florida governor Jeb Bush called the idea “unhinged.” House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wisc.) said Mr. Trump’s proposal “is not what this party stands for. And more importantly, it’s not what this country stands for.”
How can any of these men now contemplate endorsing the object of their obloquy?
Until now, party leaders and primary rivals have mostly dodged this question by dismissing Mr. Trump’s chances of winning the nomination. That’s no longer viable. Having stood atop the field in the polls for months, and lately having widened his considerable lead, Mr. Trump and his candidacy can no longer be laughed off as a publicity stunt. For responsible Republicans, the season of denial must end. [snip]
As Mr. Trump’s fellow Republican candidates now acknowledge, there is a real-world cost to a campaign that gains traction by spewing hatred, bigotry and rage. Criticizing Mr. Trump is no longer sufficient. It is time to say clearly he is anathema to the Republican Party, and to the nation.
The leftist totalitarian Washington Post demands Trump be destroyed, voters be damned. The Republican Party apparatus conspires to destroy Donald J. Trump. Voters be damned.
Too bad Donald J. Trump is such a shrinking violet, such a tiny little mouse, such a little coward, such a sniveling dolt, such a quiet, demure man, so totally incapable of a nuclear strike against his enemies and the enemies of freedom and that great American value free speech. Too bad Donald Trump is incapable of rousing a great army of voters to rival the Grand Army of the Republic – prepared to wage war on his behalf, on behalf of America and to fight to Make America Great Again.
Too bad Donald J. Trump is not a billionaire with great communications skills and millions of social media followers willing to follow him in battle against the totalitarian establishment that hates the people and only wants to extract taxes and fees from the governed. Too bad Donald Trump is unaware of the plots and conspiracies prepared by the establishment against him. Too bad Donald J. Trump is not a fighter and a proven winner who wants to Make America Great Again.
Can you imagine if Donald J. Trump was any of those things? A fighter. A winner. A communicator. Fearless. Rich. A strategist. A tactician. An unparalleled counter-puncher. An avenging angel. A powerful voice. A proven executive. A businessman with many connections and an accomplished family willing to help him. A builder of more than just buildings. What fun we could have.