National Politics - 2016

SC Establishment “Republican” Wants To Take Out Donald Trump

KATON DAWSON FORMING ANTI-TRUMP PAC IN SOUTH CAROLINA Having run the presidential campaign of former Texas governor Rick Perry into the ground not once but twice, Katon Dawson has some time on his hands these days.  And having tried and failed to get hired by several other 2016 presidential campaigns, the…


Having run the presidential campaign of former Texas governor Rick Perry into the ground not once but twice, Katon Dawson has some time on his hands these days.  And having tried and failed to get hired by several other 2016 presidential campaigns, the one-time auto parts salesman (and “whites only” country club member) has apparently decided to do his own thing.

According to NBC, Dawson is “beginning discussions with GOP donors to start raising money for a new super PAC to take on Donald Trump” in South Carolina, which hosts the “First in the South” presidential primary in February.

Dawson told NBC’s Perry Bacon, Jr. that he is “looking to raise more than $2 million to fund an effort that would include television ads but also on-the- ground efforts to highlight Trump’s controversial remarks, more liberal positions on some issues and to raise doubts about Trump’s ability to win the general election.”

The effort would also seek to pin the blame on Trump for “Republican” losses in Congress.

“It’s about telling the story of what it will look like if he’s our nominee, ‘this is how many (GOP) congressmen will lose if Trump is the nominee,'” Dawson told Bacon.

Really?  Because “Republicans” in Congress have made such a difference, right?

Assuming he’s successful in raising money, Dawson wants to start attacking Trump in earnest – and continue attacking him through until primary day.

“You have to really start coming after him the last two weeks of November, then December, then (stay) on message in January,” he said.

Dawson’s anti-Trump efforts were ridiculed by one GOP operative.

“He tried to pimp himself to every viable candidate and after what everyone saw he did to Perry they all ran the other way … fast,” the operative told FITS.  “So how do you make it as a political consultant with no talent and no clients?  Start a PAC and fleece donors so you can pay yourself.”

“He’ll fleece you harder than North Face,” the operative added.


Not everyone in the “Republican” establishment in South Carolina is anti-Trump.  As we reported earlier this week former Tea Party leader turned Newt Gingrich supporter Allan Olson is supporting Trump’s candidacy.

Also the vast majority of the state’s institutional “Republican” politicians remain on lockdown because the state’s senior U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham remains in the race … sort of.


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tomstickler October 21, 2015 at 8:52 am

“Start a PAC and fleece donors so you can pay yourself.”

Continuing with the Gingrich business model.

Tazmaniac October 21, 2015 at 9:16 am

I agree, things like a Presidential Library, a Foundation, and a Global initiative are excellent fleece opportunities as well.

BillyBoyFolks October 21, 2015 at 9:20 am

He could aways start a semi-pay to play ‘political’ blog, like another failed republican operative from SC.

TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 2:31 pm

I’m not saying FITS is honest or anything, but FITS looks like a saint compared to Dawson. Dawson is one, dirty, lying, selfish, low-down, piece of shit. He is a discredit to humanity and South Carolina.

Republicans suffer because filthy bastards like him are in their party, sliming it up….just so he can get his filthy paws on somebody else’s money.

Forgive me for going easy on Dwson, but I do tend to have a soft spot. And if I was really honest about Dawson, it may get me banned from the internet. He’s the lowest form of politico going.

Conservative "values" October 21, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Oh Bullshit!

Katon Dawson is the prototypical SC Republican!

TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Bullshit. He’s never been elected to anything other than an Establishment Bullshit Chairman’s post.

He ran, but lost…

CorruptionInColumbia October 21, 2015 at 9:16 am

Where do these people get these names from???? I guess it is the caucazoid equivalent of Quantavious, Jabari, etc.

flip October 21, 2015 at 10:18 am

We got Trumps back.He is not my first choice HOWEVER if the Republican establishment tries to take him out we will sit out the 2016 Presidential election and encourage Trump to run third party.

Trump deserves to be heard.His push on immigration saved the Republican Party.

CorruptionInColumbia October 21, 2015 at 10:42 am

Right now, he is the only candidate on the “R” side who I would consider voting for. So far, I like Trump. I was at one time, hopeful about Rand Paul, but he appears to have climbed aboard the sinking ship of fools with Jeb, Marco, Rick, Mike, et al.

I didn’t believe there were any Democrats worthy of my consideration but this morning, a friend brought the name of Jim Webb to my attention. Doing some hasty and admittedly brief research on Mr Webb, I found the bit of info I turned up on him interesting, to say the least. He seemed to have a generally pro-gun voting record and I liked his opening remarks on his website. He made a very good point about the ridiculous partisanship in Congress and how neither side is the other’s real “enemy”, but merely opponents. He stated that having been in real combat, he knows the difference in an “enemy” and an opponent.

This doesn’t mean I am ready to vote for him, just that what my brief search turned up was positive, IMHO.

In a race between him and Trump, I would still side with Trump, but I would feel better with someone like him as the opposition, in the event that Trump were to lose.

TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Yet you jerked off at a president named Barack, because FITS and the media told you to.

CorruptionInColumbia October 21, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Uh, no…, I didn’t. To date, I have never voted for any Democrat for President. I have voted for occasionsl Democrats for just about any snd every office below that one.

TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 3:57 pm

By Supporting Liberal-Tarians, you VOTE for Obama. When Democrats fail to a degree, no one votes for them, they try to use Liberal-Tarians to stunt the vote against them. It worked in Va. and gave them a governor, after Democrats totally failed that state.

There are a certain number of people stupid enough to believe that Liberal-Tarians are good. You fall into that delusional-FITS-led group.

The only thing they really want to do is elect Democrats.

NLE October 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

Katon, who would raise money for the Devil if the donor base would write the checks, is a whore.

This means Katon has lined up a few big donors that will donate anonymously to trash Trump and in turn help the establishment.

This means Katon will put half a million bucks in his pocket over the next 6 months.

This means the GOP establishment that has brought higher taxes and lower services will prosper.

Katon, the man that made a couple hundred grand off the GOP HQ in Columbia, is a whore.

they have no values, no morals October 21, 2015 at 10:01 am

He was a big fund raiser and supporter of Bob Peeler! Remember all of the dirty tricks when he ran for Governor? Enough said!

fed up Republican woman October 21, 2015 at 9:59 am

The establishment Repugnunts and Dumbocraps are the problem! Katon Dawson and his ilk cannot stand the thought of losing their Cookie Jar and gravy train, plain and simple. It is these SOBs that have put the Country in the mess it is in. All of the establishment Dems and Reps can kiss off!!! Screw them. In Washington everything is for show ,to get votes, then business as usual, which is do nothing but for themselves! Screw them all!!

euwe max October 21, 2015 at 10:22 am

I say we all revert to 4th grade recess tactics, and call each other names.

TroubleBaby October 21, 2015 at 12:10 pm

That’s kinda a theme here already.


euwe max October 21, 2015 at 4:56 pm

I’m a retroactive trend setter

ThreePalms October 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Well, at least he knows which side has the money. The strategy of highlighting Trump’s “controversial remarks” might not be effective in SC, given that those remarks are regularly discussed and have not diminished Trump’s approval among the Tea Party and other non establishment groups.

TroubleBaby October 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

What better example of ideological bankruptcy is there when an organization can only rally it’s troops by uniting against something/someone instead of winning on the basis of its ideas?

9" October 21, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Anderson Cooper : ‘Yeah,sure’

TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Dawson and FITSNews are a lot alike. Neither of you give a shit about anyone, or anything…but yourselves…You are the political insider class, that would sell your son to the Democrat Party or NAMBLA for the right price.

And both of you have political instincts that are about as intelligent as Tom Ervin.

flip October 21, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Biden would have got in IF he thought Democrats could win the White House.Hillary can’t win.

Democrats are hoping to win back the senate (long shot) in 2016 and that will Biden’s focus in hopes of Democrats winning the White House in 2020.

As long as Republicans don’t cave on Amnesty the Democrat Party is finished.

TARevolution October 21, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Good point. I notice the Democrats, the media and the failed establishment portion of the GOP are trying to push Paul Ryan. Great guy, but is dead in the water because of his liberal immigration stance. We Must have a KILLER instinct Speaker (like Trump, Carson and Cruz) against the Democrats.

The best chance the Democrats have is electing a Republican that will do their bidding. But since Boehner was dumped…they are getting the shit slapped out of them at every turn…

GOP needs to let the House Speaker go vacant unless they put a Conservative in the slot…one that will rip Obama’s head off. If they ferociously atatck Obama, like the people want…The GOP wins BIG in 2016. If the y don’t the GOP voters will vote based on showing the left, and moderates WE DEMAND Conservatism. Nothing less. I think we win regardless because Obama – and the Democrats have been such a pathetic failure for America.

Wouldn't you like to know October 21, 2015 at 10:41 pm

If the establishment on both sides of the aisle don’t like a candidate then that guy is our GUY! Trust me both sides of the aisle are wrought with fucking crooks!


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