National Politics - 2016

More On The GOP Panic Attack Donald Trump Has Induced …

“REPUBLICAN” POWER STRUCTURE POWERLESS TO STOP “THE DONALD …” || By FITSNEWS || In the wake of Bloomberg columnist Mark Halperin‘s excellent “Can Donald Trump Be Stopped?” expose last week, along comes Buzzfeed’s Rosie Gray, McKay Coppins and Tarini Parti with a follow-up. “These are confusing times for the people who…

“REPUBLICAN” POWER STRUCTURE POWERLESS TO STOP “THE DONALD …”

|| By FITSNEWS || In the wake of Bloomberg columnist Mark Halperin‘s excellent “Can Donald Trump Be Stopped?” expose last week, along comes Buzzfeed’s Rosie Gray, McKay Coppins and Tarini Parti with a follow-up.

“These are confusing times for the people who fund the Republican presidential race,” the trio report this week.  “As the supposed top-tier candidates are struggling, many in the Republican donor class are at a loss for what to do with their money right now.”

Ah yes, the “Republican donor class.”

Anyway, from Gray/ Coppins/ Parti’s piece …

The situation is so fluid that many donors are hedging their bets on different candidates or are simply frozen in place, not wanting to take a bet on anything during a topsy-turvy period in which a candidate with $100 million in his super PAC is polling in fifth place according to a recent CNN poll, while Donald Trump, the candidate who says he disdains donor money remains the frontrunner, and is trailed by a career neurosurgeon.

“Everyone’s just kind of frozen right now,” said one Republican operative with ties to people in the donor class who spoke on condition of anonymity. “They’re waiting and seeing to wait and see if the other candidates compete against [Trump].”

“No one’s preparing to slit their wrists or anything, but they are concerned and waiting this out to see if Trump is for real,” the operative said.

“None of this went according to plan,” said another donor-connected Republican operative who also spoke on condition of anonymity. “None of this. No one thought Trump was going to run, let alone become a dominant force. So that’s forced a lot of people to just recalibrate.”

Donald Trump’s rise is something that donors — and the establishment in general — have been so far powerless to stop. Instead, they’ve had to hope that his rivals will step up and hurt him. But good signs are few and far between, and donors don’t necessarily agree on what the campaigns should do.

Actually, some of Trump’s rivals have stepped up … it just hasn’t ended well for them.  Nor is the latest plea from a fallen former frontrunner likely to change that.

Oh, and as for GOP operatives and donors not being prepared to slit their wrists … what’s stopping them?

Seriously.  A few fewer crony capitalists in this country could save middle class taxpayers a lot of money!

We’ve repeatedly pointed out that Trump isn’t perfect.  Far from it.  There’s plenty in his past, present and (presumably) future that he’s going to have to answer for.  But he’s done three absolutely wonderful things in the context of this race …

1) He’s called the GOP out for being a scam (which it is).

2) He’s tossed the pandering, pedantic script the party wanted to follow during the 2016 election cycle out the window.

3) He’s got millions more people paying attention to the political process than ever before.

Hard to argue those aren’t positive developments …

Oh, and while Trump is repeatedly blasted as being a substance-free candidate, his first two policy forays – on immigration reform and Second Amendment rights – have been impressive.

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51 comments

John September 22, 2015 at 11:23 am

If Donald Trump does nothing else he has shined the light on the corrupt GOP establishment. I applaud him for that and wish him well for his accomplishment.

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Go RIGHT..The RIGHT Thing September 22, 2015 at 11:28 am

Mostly he’s revealed that the media has been lying about bashing Democrat ideology.

Trump has shown voters (and the GOP ) that there is LARGE support for being Pro-American, and anti-Democrat-Liberal. There is nothing to fear, and everything to gain, by pissing all over the leftwing religious zealots of the Democrat Party.

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Rocky Verdad September 22, 2015 at 11:36 am

A guy with 22% of a party that represents 27% of American voters – ain’t exactly leading a charge of the majority. See that’s your problem. You think you and your thinking represents the majority. But it doesn’t. You represent the past and failure. And younger voters, diverse voters, independents, women, just about everyone, whole heartedly rejects your idea and policy prescriptions. Sorry to tell ya’ – but you needed to hear it.

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flip September 22, 2015 at 11:55 am

Oh.That is why Republicans have picked up 11 senate seats,75 house seats,own 34 governerships and have gained 1500 seats in state legislatures since 2008.
You really aren’t that smart.You let emotion get in the way of the facts.

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Rocky Verdad September 22, 2015 at 11:56 am

If that trend was so great, how come they didn’t pick up anything in 2012, lost the White House, and lost 8 House seats? Hey, on a new note, the current count of people getting insurance thanks to ObamaCare – 17.6 million. Read it and weep baby!!!!

flip September 22, 2015 at 12:02 pm

The ‘closet’ muslim fooled the American people.Republicans have won 5 of the last 9 Presidential elections and will win in 2016 as Obama has destroyed the Democrat Party.
Doesn’t matter who Democrats run.This election is about Obama and his failed policies.

Obamacare will be taken apart in 2017.

Rocky Verdad September 22, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Closet Christians sure showed America. Republicans have lost 4 of the last 6 Presidential elections. Duh!!!!

jamesed September 23, 2015 at 11:07 pm

And won Five of the last nine. With a win in 2016 it will be 6 out of ten. You cherry pick you stats I can cherry pick mine.

RogueElephant September 22, 2015 at 4:22 pm

And the cost is going up in 2016 —- again. How many won’t be able to afford it then ?

Scooter September 22, 2015 at 8:43 pm

I am weeping. I am paying for it Dummy.

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Spot on

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guest September 22, 2015 at 1:22 pm

So all the rightwing nutballs have abandoned their predictions
that Obama will through nefarious measures be serving a third term?

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dwb619 September 22, 2015 at 3:13 pm

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDD 11111111111111111111111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RogueElephant September 22, 2015 at 4:20 pm

He’s not out of office yet. Just saying.

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lol September 22, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Trump supporters are fucking dumb as all get out.

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Crapping your pants, no doubt September 22, 2015 at 11:26 am

The only ones panicking are the Liberal-Tarian-Moderates of the GOP, like FITSNews, the Democrats and the media.

Trump voices strong opposition to EVERYTHING the Liberal-Tarians and the Democrats stand for. He’s your WORST nightmare.

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Rocky Verdad September 22, 2015 at 11:28 am

Oh yeah, a real panic. Our crippled was-gonna-be nominee still beats their field, and that’s with nothing but negative press. Replace her with Joe and we’re back on top across the board by Thanksgiving by 10-15 points. You’re so funny.

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Better find a Black candidate September 22, 2015 at 11:30 am

“Replace her with Joe and we’re back on top across the board by Thanksgiving by 10-15 points.”

Hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha…

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Rocky Verdad September 22, 2015 at 11:34 am

Yeah, Joe’s a perfect candidate. He’s well liked by the majority of Americans, holds well with Latino, women, progressives and moderates, strong with independents. In a year where the Dems should lose the White House (based on historical outcomes) – he’s just fine. He’s not saddled with an intra-party civil war. What happens if Trump loses and feels like it was unfair. How many of his followers don’t go to the polls to vote for Bush. The picture of him sitting in the situation room watching Seal Team Six wack Bin Laden is a better optic than Jeb speaking Spanish.

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flip September 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm

In his first presidential run, Mr. Biden was forced to quit the race in September 1987 after revelations that he plagiarized a portion of his stump speech and committed plagiarism in law school. He dropped out of the 2008 race after an embarrassing fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses with less than 1 percent of the vote.

Some political analysts say that, as far as Mr. Biden’s political prospects go, little has changed since his failed run in 2008, with the exception of the close ties to President Obama developed over the past six years.

Joe Biden!!!! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

Rocky Verdad September 22, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Time will tell. Time, will – tell.

mamatiger92 September 22, 2015 at 11:26 am

you’d think someone that rich could afford a better spray tan.
yikes

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Can't buy me love September 22, 2015 at 11:31 am

Hillary has the best money an buy…and look where she is…Hahahahahahah, Dumbass. (:

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Rocky Verdad September 22, 2015 at 11:34 am

Yeah, corrupt, dishonest, and polling neck and neck with anyone you got, Moron!!!!!

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Taylor September 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

The only reason, there are so many dumb ass, moronic koolAid drinking Democrats, who will and have sold their souls and their Country, children and Grand Children down the toilet for illegal, special interest votes. Someone (Democrats) will even slaughter babies for a vote!!!

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Rocky Verdad September 22, 2015 at 11:56 am

Or maybe because they reject you’re views. I’m going with B.

flip September 22, 2015 at 11:57 am

Indictments are coming!

In a terse letter Monday, FBI General Counsel James Baker appeared to reject the request .

“At this time, consistent with long-standing Department of Justice and FBI policy, we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any ongoing investigation, nor are we in a position to provide additional information at this time,” Baker wrote to senior State Department attorney Mary McLeod.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/fbi-rejects-judges-request-for-clinton-email-info-213889#ixzz3mU0fEFiT

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Rocky Verdad September 22, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Great – makes it easier for Joe.

liar liar pants on fire JOE! September 22, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Bye Bye Joe!

At the fair, Mr. Biden said: “I started thinking as I was coming over here, why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go to a university?” He pointed to his wife, and added: “Why is it that my wife, who is sitting out there in the audience, is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? Is it because I’m the first Biden in a thousand generations to get a college and a graduate degree that I was smarter than the rest?”

The scandal worsened when Mr. Biden had to admit that he failed a class at Syracuse University College of Law because he committed plagiarism in a paper, which he blamed on an honest mistake in the use of citations. He retook the class and earned a B.

At the time, Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political science professor, told the Los Angeles Times that Mr. Biden’s plagiarism offense “completely eliminates him from consideration” for the nomination.

“A plagiarist can clearly not be in the White House,” he said.

Rocky Verdad September 22, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Well it’s not like he defaulted on $500 million in loans. Now that’s a HUGE accomplishment. Huge I tell ya!!!

run JOE run PLEASE!! September 22, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Biden has problems far more serious. He has little money, organization or rationale to run, especially considering he’d be 74 by Inauguration Day. He has had two feeble presidential bids, and the odds are considerable that he’d have a third if he ran now,” said Mr. Sabato.

Rocky Verdad September 22, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Except all the Hillary money stopped, and is ready to go to Joe, he’s a sitting Vice President, and he might feel he has to do it. But I agree with Sabato it’s a tough climb. Will all depend on what DOJ finds.

Mandingo September 22, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Lets set the record straight about Larry Sabato, the “law professor” you keep citing. Sabato is and has been a long time shill for the republican party. His ideology and intellect is on par with Ann Coulter, that self described constitutional law expert. Both are dumb as rocks and are wrong more often than they are right, which is never.

flip September 22, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Sabato is a Democrat and the best pollster in America.

flip September 22, 2015 at 7:08 pm

Stupid ass.You can’t be a professor at a state controlled university and be a REPUBLICAN:

Prior to his time as a political analyst, Sabato worked for nine years with Virginia Democratic politician Henry Howell. At the age of 15, Sabato joined Howell’s first campaign for the Virginia governorship in 1968, and then worked on his successful run for lieutenant governor in 1971, and his campaigns for governor in 1973 and 1977.[2]

Before becoming an academician at the University of Virginia, Sabato had already established a reputation as a published expert on the rise of two-party politics in the Southern United States, particularly with his 1977 publication of The Democratic Party Primary in Virginia: Tantamount to Election No Longer.[4] See also Solid South and tantamount to election.

In 1978, Sabato became a member of the faculty at the University of Virginia. Sabato has engaged in 30 years of research and taught more than 14,000 students.[5]

He is a University Professor and the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.[3]

In 2005, Sabato made a $1 million contribution to UVA, the largest gift ever given by a faculty member.[5]

Worst Debt-level in HISTORY!!! September 22, 2015 at 2:16 pm

He is part of $9 Trillion in debt, wasted, down the drain of Failed Liberal Policy experimentation….

Crooner September 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm

I’d bet $1000 W bought at least one term paper. It’s a frat boy thing.

Hiding from who you are September 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm

You are a laughable Dumbass. W is old news. You have TOTALLY used him up.

You blamed 4 years of Obama on him. Let him go, you ignorant Fuck, and stand for who, and what, you are.

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 22, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Although Bush is not president, it’s not over unless he admits to war crimes and treason against the USA.

RogueElephant September 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm

He did neither. President Bush did what , at the time , was the right thing. He was a great president and only left wing nut jobs think otherwise.

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 22, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Wrong he made the worst mistake in American history and Damn near bankrupted the US. He just had finish daddy’s job, I’m a left wingnut and you’re a idiot..

ex employee September 22, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Don’t forget Hillarys chief of staff, Huma Abedine, was born and raised Muslim. Still practicing Islam. Also happens to married to Anthony Weiner, a known pervert.

Trump (for real) lol September 22, 2015 at 12:51 pm

She got Trump to run. All it took was one phone call from Bill. Hahahahahahah! Suckers.

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LMAO September 22, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Can The Donald stop the indictments?

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YOU better panic September 22, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Better yet, One VERY Conservative GOP candidate is incorporating Trump’s style of telling the media to GO FUCK ITSELF, in demanding an apology for being liberal-incorrect.

FITS will have shit all over his face when the traditional Conservatives profit from Trump’s lead.

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Rocky Verdad September 22, 2015 at 12:48 pm

What all over his face? You having another crap day?

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Closet Case September 22, 2015 at 12:50 pm

flip/GT/pogo sure is obessesed with male anuses and gay sex. Typical GOP voter from SC.

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Slapped the shit out you September 22, 2015 at 12:52 pm

You sure are obsessed with delusions. And you fall back into them, when you get your ass kicked w/ reality. (:

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The Brain Enhancer September 22, 2015 at 1:17 pm

On my way out the door to see Him at Cedarville University.

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Roger September 22, 2015 at 8:17 pm

The Koch brothers wishes a metor would fall from the sky and take Trump out….love it all their money means nothing to him….

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Lone Ranger September 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

TRANSLATION: Will Folks—so accustomed to lying about sleeping with Haley—read the
Tea leaves and said…better swallow my pride

And admit that Trump is both a leader and credible and get my Libertarian flag-bashing behind for a change back on the WINNING side !!!

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