Sunday, March 20, 2016
Donald Trump and the Growing Republican Revolt
Well there was Donald Trump in Arizona yesterday, whipping up the racist rabble who want him to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
While his supporters kicked and punched a protester.
Another Donald Trump event erupted in violence in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday night: a rally attendee was arrested after he punched and repeatedly kicked a protester as he was being escorted out of the rally by security.
And Republican leaders scrambled to come up with a strategy to try to derail his campaign.
Republican leaders adamantly opposed to Donald J. Trump’s candidacy are preparing a 100-day campaign to deny him the presidential nomination, starting with an aggressive battle in Wisconsin’s April 5 primary and extending into the summer, with a delegate-by-delegate lobbying effort that would cast Mr. Trump as a calamitous choice for the general election.
And while the thought of that desperate last ditch campaign may have Trump shrugging his shoulders, while no doubt calling for the Republican establishment to be punched in the face, or waterboarded.
The idea of a third party must be a real nightmare.
Should that effort falter, leading conservatives are prepared to field an independent candidate in the general election, to defend Republican principles and offer traditional conservatives an alternative to Mr. Trump’s hard-edged populism.
The kind of nightmare that must have his hair standing on end, or threatening to leave him...
Because he must know that would finish off any chance he had of becoming President.
Just like the Republican leaders must know that they have only themselves to blame for being forced to risk scuttling their own party, rather than let Trump take it over.
By having allowed tea baggers to take over the GOP, in their frenzy to destroy Obama by whatever means necessary.
When they should have known long ago what kind of man they were getting.
The failed would be king of Atlantic City.
When Donald Trump opened his colossal Taj Mahal casino in 1990, he displayed the kind of glitzy showmanship that would define his career, a sales job that got Atlantic City believing that it was back in business, home to the “eighth wonder of the world.”
A man who promised to make that fading seaside resort great again. Only to see his dreams, and the dreams of so many others, go up in smoke.
A little over a year after the Taj opened, Trump’s casino operation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a provision that allows a company to reorganize without shutting down. Although it was a business bankruptcy, it took a personal toll.
In exchange for a lower interest rate on his debt and more time to make payments, Trump agreed to limits on his personal spending. He also sold the Trump Shuttle airline, as well as his yacht.
But a man who did learn from that Atlantic City experience, how to act and talk like a professional wrestler.
For this was his political school...
This is wrestler talk...
And this attack ad could only appeal to the lowest of wrestling fans...
Which is no doubt why Hillary Clinton is laughing her head off.
Because she must know that with Republicans tearing themselves apart, whatever Democratic candidate is nominated, will in a general election wipe the floor with a crude thug like Trump.
And of course I'm laughing too. Especially after reading what Trump's faithful butler once did, to try to soothe master's shattered nerves.
“Years ago,” reveals the profile, “he received an urgent warning from Mr Trump’s soon-to-land plane that the mogul was in a sour mood. Mr Senecal quickly hired a bugler to play Hail to the Chief as Mr Trump stepped out of his limousine to enter Mar-a-Lago.”
Because he's going to have to hire a full symphony orchestra before the election campaign is over.
Yup. Trump may be a dangerous demagogue, but he will hit the canvas with a sickening thud.
It will be a nightmare of a political wrestling match while it lasts.
But it will have a happy ending...
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