Skip to comments.The GOP Establishment's Futile Battle Against Donald Trump
Posted on 04/21/2011 6:50:19 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
During the 2008 election cycle, Mitt Romney was often accused of treating politics more like a consumer-focused business than an exercise in leadership. My view is, we ought to double Guantanamo, he said, radiating the sense that if primary voters wanted something, anything, hed be willing to sell it. His strategists obsessed about creating and selling Brand Romney. To many, these efforts made him look like a crass twit, a market researchers caricature of the perfect Republican candidate, even as he came in second-place for the GOP nomination. This election, however, Romney may have to compete with Donald Trump.
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There, fixed it for the RomneyBOTs.
Whoa now, folks. Anyone ever considered the possibility that Trump’s a trojan horse?
How is THAT being a Trojan Horse?
Here is a Trojan Horse:
Chihuahua Romney - Self-Declared "King of Tea-Party":
My lawyers say Obama was born in the United States,
and that Obama doesnt need a Birth Certificate (like me!!!!!), and that
all citizenship tests have been passed by Obama.".
The GOP Establishment (true to form) is right about Trump for the wrong reasons.
But that doesn't change the fact that Trump is just playing for TV face time and to feed his ego.
Somehow, a guy who gave to countless Dem politicians because he needed to pay them off to get his projects approved is now a fighter against Dems.
Somehow a guy who has all kinds of liberal positions in the past is now a conservative because he says so.
If some folks want to be fooled, so be it. I don't.
Sorry, I can’t vote for anyone named after a ball glove or as amphibian.
Trump is neither as good a businessman as Mitt Romney nor as good as Huck on social issues. IOW, he's the worst of both worlds but talks a good game. Beware.
That trait, yes. His others -- no.
.... and Trump does not appear to have the irrepressible need to be loved by the MSM and the DC elite as do so many career politicians on both the Right and the Left.
Trump is gaining traction for two reasons:
-He is willing to go out and say confrontational things that many people are thinking, while the mainline GOP pulls their punches and cowers in the corner.
-He is overtly Populist, and for various reasons our electorate is 110% primed for an outbreak of Populism right now.
Somebody cut in line in front of The Donald at the Federal bailout trough the last coupla years. He’s gonna remind ‘em of it from now until 2012.
They shoulda let him have a piece with the rest of his New York buds....
I’m not bothered by the contributions to rat politicians. It’s the cost of doing business, how the game is played.
The previous statements—such as lauding the Canadian health system—now those really bother me.
I don’t see the battle against Trump as one from the “GOP establishment” so to speak - and that establishment is not some singularly focused group inside a smoke filled room making monolithic decisions anyway.
I see the battle against Trump coming from a lot of folks who love what he’s doing now but who see him as far more liberal or incoherent and inconsistent than almost anyone else in the field. He’s bold, successful and fearless. Got it. Love it. But he’s pro union, pro government health care, pro Chuck Schumer and pro crony capitalism and corporatism. Is that really what we need?
He’s probably bold enough to accomplish all of that. Sheesh. And no, I’m not a party official of any shape or fashion and I would prefer Cain over Romney or anyone else.
Coming from you , I would see your concern of a Democrat conspiracy. But in all due respect, I highly doubt it goes that far. Trump has turned over a new leaf and has seen the light and folly of the idealistic Leftist myth.
He is genuine this time around. Of course, he still has many issues that need correcting, but his exposure to the Conservative World has worked wonders on him. He is coming around in my opinion.
Anyone have one of those “Hope”-style pictures of Trump made up yet, to look like the creepy Obama poster?
Trump is a bigger man for admitting he was wrong for his past positions in many areas. Abortion being one of them. He wrote a heart felt retraction to his former belief and it was very convincing.
But I still don’t think he will actually run. If he does, he will pick up the flag and follow the Conservative lead. He understands the loyalty-to-serve ethic for who he represents. He has done that in business all of his life.
But that also indicates that Trump is hardly the fighter that some make him out to be. He would rather write Dem politicians a check than stand up to them.
Mitt and Rudy said the same thing. Did you believe them?