A brand new strategy emerged this week in the efforts to Stop Trump. In a week filled with lots of battlefield feints, retreats, attacks, endorsements, resignation, triumphalism, victories, defeats, reports and smoke screens, those with discernment, who saw the rise of Donald Trump from the very beginning, now see a new framework emerge in the ancien régime’s battle against the revolutionary Donald J. Trump.
The new strategy is an old one. It is a variation of “if you can’t beat ’em, join them”. This new Stop Trump strategy is to accept Trump but reject “Trumpism”. Put another way, “if you can’t beat ’em, dilute ’em, absorb ’em when you join ’em”. The response to this latest strategy, one that Donald Trump appears to now embrace is: LET TRUMP BE TRUMP!
Way back in July 2015 we wrote “How To Destroy Donald Trump“. That article was a follow-up to our “How To Destroy Hillary Clinton” articles. We explained that we write these articles Because a word of warning, an ounce of prevention, can stave off disaster. Forewarned is forearmed.
In those articles we noted how #Hillary2016 has fallen headfirst from trap to trap as Hillary has ignored our analysis and lives in a world of delusion. #Hillary2016 is once again falling into a #TrumpTrap – but more on that later. For now, recall our “destroy Donald Trump” analysis: (1) Yeah, the only way to destroy Donald Trump is to steal his issues. But that is easier said than done because of the nature of Donald Trump’s main issue. That main issue that belongs exclusively to Donald J. Trump? From our July 2015 analysis: DONALD TRUMP’S MAIN ISSUE IS THE WHOREHOUSE CORRUPTION THAT IS WASHINGTON, THE POLITICAL CLASS, AND BIG MEDIA.
Today, with Donald J. Trump over 1,000 delegates (AP says it is 994), the Washington whorehouse corruption admits that Trump will be the GOP nominee because of the voters. The strategy now from the Washington whorehouse is to turn Trump into a whore just like them. It’s Trump without Trumpism.
Trump without Trumpism??? That’s the entire aim of the “be presidential” crowd. Big Media and the GOP establishment, they’ve been wrong about everything about Trump, but now they provide the “be presidential” poison in a chalice for Trump to drink.
The GOP establishment is now aware that Donald J. Trump will be their party nominee despite all their efforts:
With varying enthusiasm, GOP elites are accepting Trump as their nominee
Throughout the Republican Party, from New Hampshire to Florida to California, many leaders, operatives, donors and activists arrived this week at the conclusion they had been hoping to thwart or at least delay: Donald Trump will be their presidential nominee.
An aura of inevitability is now forming around the controversial mogul. Trump smothered his opponents in six straight primaries in the Northeast and vacuumed up more delegates than even the most generous predictions foresaw. He is gaining high-profile endorsements by the day — a legendary Indiana basketball coach Wednesday, two House committee chairmen Thursday. And his rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, are making the kind of rushed tactical moves that signal desperation.
The party is at a turning point.
This is a revolutionary moment, as again we predicted. The ancien régime accepts that Donald J. Trump will be the 2016 GOP nominee. But the ancien régime wants Trump to be “presidential”. That’s another way of saying “Keep the body, lose the soul.”
Trump’s response today and for the past week has been a variation of “go to Hell GOP establishment!” Trump has repeated in speech after speech that he will not change his winning formula. Day after day Trump repeats “why change what’s working?” “If you have a football team, and you’re winning, and then you get to the Super Bowl,” he said, “You don’t change your quarterback, right?”
As eloquent as Trump has been with his “go to Hell GOP establishment” there is someone who has been even more eloquent. Bobby Knight. Bobby Knight made his grand declaration on behalf of Donald J. Trump in one of the many rallies he attended next to Donald Trump in Indiana:
“You know, quite frankly, I don’t give a damn about the Republicans,” Knight said. “And then on the other hand, I don’t give a damn about the Democrats, either.” The “Republican” crowd cheers at the attack against the Republican Party. Bobby Knight in one quick sentence, presumably stated in front of thousands of Republicans, trumpeted the Trump message.
Bobby Knight’s startling statement recalls our analysis from September of 2015 when we wrote Yes, Donald Trump Does Destroy The GOP – Because Obama Destroyed The Dems. Only a fool in revolutionary America 2016 cares about the two main political whorehouses.
With all the above in mind, let’s take a quick look at the week’s back and forth.
We’ll start with Cruz/Carly. The announcement by Cruz of Carly Fiorina for his VP pick was a disaster. In 2012 we declared the death of the Romney campaign the moment he nominated Paul Ryan for his VP as a way to escape his troubles. Romney was under attack and he thought a VP announcement would change the topic from the attacks to the pick. It was a disaster for Romney. Ditto Cruz/Carly.
Not only was the Cruz Carly announcement a foolish attempt to escape bad headlines, the announcement itself was so amateurish, so church basement, so tiny, it had zero impact. Cruz, if he was so so desperate, should have made an announcement of an announcement. Announce that this Sunday he would make a big announcement then as the buildup failed, leak it was a VP announcement, to try to spark some interest. Instead, Cruz got nothing.
Why do we think Ted Cruz did what he did – that no one else sees? This, from April 4: Suzanne Jaworowski, who co-chaired GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s Indiana campaign, confirmed Monday to IndyStar that she’ll serve as Trump’s state director. Carly to counter Jaworowski. Why this small play? Cruz wants to continue to pretend that he has a chance to somehow magically win so he will do anything to continue the pretense and for that pretend game to continue Cruz must win Indiana. It’s over for Cruz, has been since South Carolina.
Trump will win in Indiana. Bobby Knight has the stature to bring more attention and votes to Trump than even the governor of the state. Knight has campaigned with Trump these past few days and will do the same in the next few days. As to that ridiculous “alliance” with Cruz/Kasich? It has backfired as we said it would and the only accomplishment of the “alliance” is open warfare of Cruz v. Kasich. The Governor Pence announcement today? It sounded more like an endorsement of Trump than of Cruz.
Cruz and Kasich fell into a trap of their own making. Hillary2016 continues to do the same. The hapless Hillary2016 campaign is falling into a tried and true Trump Trap. We’ve seen this so often we barely wake up now when it happens. Trump laid traps for Jeb!, Rand, Carson, Rubio, Cruz, and the rest of them and they all walked into the trap. Now it is Hillary’s turn to walk into the trap thinking it is a luxury hotel in California.
What is Trump up to with the attacks on Hillary and the “woman card”? Trump is laying a trap. Trump wants Hillary to attack him for “sexism” so he can drop the bomb. This happened once before and Hillary retreated wisely and swiftly. Now, Hillary is once again marching into the trap.
There is nothing wrong with Hillary2016 making the case that a woman in the White House as chief executive is a good idea. Barack Obama and his crooked campaign made the case that a black man as President would solve all sorts of problems, such as racial conflict at home and the Muslim hatred of America. None of that worked out well. Racial, ethnic, leadership qualities, whatever you want to tout as your qualifications is fair game. But watch out. Obama got away with his lies because neither Hillary, McCain, nor Romney called him out with thundering voice. Trump is no Hillary, McCain, or Romney. Trump has nuked his opponents and whoever that is this year better be very very careful.
The dolts in the Hillary Brooklyn
hindquarters headquarters don’t see the trap Trump has laid out, so we will lay it out: Trump will effectively secure the GOP nomination when he wins in Indiana or California. Trump then (now is a bit too early so Trump is laying the groundwork as gently as he is capable of) wants to pivot to an all out attack on Hillary which will be in two main prongs. The first prong will be a blistering personal attack. That attack will come as Hillary walks into the “woman card” trap. Hillary2016 thinks it is clever with the “woman card” counterattack but that is exactly what Trump wants. At some point Hillary (or Bill, or her supporters) will overreach and call Trump “sexist”. That’s when Trump will pounce with talk about young women interns as cigar humidors and language never heard of before in a presidential campaign. As with the first time this Hillary overreach occurred, the Trump response will be ugly and brutal and much much more lurid than the first time.
Hillary, when you complain about "a penchant for sexism," who are you referring to. I have great respect for women. BE CAREFUL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2015
The personal attack against Hillary will soon enough encompass not only Bill Clinton, it will reach out to Chelsea Clinton and her husband for their hedge fund history. Enough said? The GOP establishment like Hillary2016 does not see any of this coming because they have never understood what Trump is up to or how he arrives there with preparation.
The second prong of the Trump attack against Hillary2016 is the one we have been warning against for years now. “The Obama Third Term” attack against Hillary 2016. Trump this week began to use the phrase “Obama third term” which is no surprise. Hillary Clinton herself gleefully walked into this trap too.
That second line of attack is one that will be used against whoever the Democrats nominate. Trump will run against the “Obama third term” no matter who it is.
Whoever runs against Trump better be prepared against all of the above and two issues that merit their own separate articles. Trump’s speech on foreign policy and the latest Obama economy bad news got lost in the noise of the past week. But those were the important news items of the week.
Trump’s foreign policy and the rotted Obama economy are the twin fuels that drive the #TrumpTrain engine and lead to November 2016 for #Trump2016. The rest is mostly noise.