And, Why the Establishment Republicans absolutely Hate Him…
I tapped out a post well over a year ago stating the Establishment Republicans were going to flood the Primary Field with candidates in order to secure the nominee in the early East Coast Primaries.
And, lo and behold, that is what they are doing. Flooding the Field
(If I had a laugh track it would be playing now. Just imagine one. Imagine the one they used in M.A.S.H. I like that one. It’s heartier than the ones they use now. More of a Belly Laugh than a Millennial Snicker.)
What is happening here?
Well… in a Diomedes kind of way, the Republican Establishment has set up a scenario they thought would guarantee them the candidate of their choice.
The have added, read ‘funded’, enough hopefuls in an effort to dilute the field to such a degree as to ensure all the support needed is delivered to secure their Guy, in this case Jeb!, the slot. The Boehner’s and McConnell’s of the world also know that the healthy Libertarian, ‘Conservatarian’, movement is strong in the Western States… and it must be crushed.
So they have orchestrated a Scheme making sure the early primaries continue to occur on the East Coast which not only lean heavily in favor of Liberal Republicans but allow Democrats to cross over and vote in the contests. The latter part of this plan was considered ‘brilliant’ as Hillary was thought to be the anointed Democrat Candidate leaving plenty of Liberal Leftists to vote for Jeb!… kind of RINO Insurance.
But the Establishment is being thrown to the Mares and consumed by their own plan. Que the circus music.
Here Comes Donald, P.T.Barnum, Trump!
And here’s where it get’s really enjoyable…
1. Trump has his own money!
What!? Last Election Cycle the press was lamenting that 1 Billion Dollars had been spent by the Candidates combined… and Trump has Ten Times this amount at his disposal! Why is this funny? Because Candidates are ALWAYS CONTROLLED by those whose money they need. And the Establishment has always used this fact to do as much controlling as possible. They can’t do this with Trump. (Uh Oh…)
2. Trump is an A-Hole!
How is that Awesome? The Donald openly admits he is no saint. He admits he pays as little in taxes as possible… just as we all try to… and he does not set himself up on a moral pedestal from which his opponents can push him off of. The guys is a jerk who fights back. And, we like this. (This role had previously been held by Chris Christie.)
3. Trump is well liked ON THE EAST COAST!
BwwaaHahhaahhhaaaaahahahahahaaaahhaa…. The RINO tactic of front loading the Primaries in States where they can get as many Soft Socialist and Fascist Republican voters to propel their chosen Candidate to the Nomination is being undermined by a Well Liked Rich A-Hole whom they cannot Control. (The Irony is palpable.)
What is the ultimate effect?
It’s my assessment that Trump being involved in this election will do a couple of things. First, it will demonstrate to the Conservatarians that being outspoken while not trying to secure a mantle of ‘piousness’ works well and is received positively by the voters. Second, Trump’s presence will keep the press from painting a picture of Jeb! “running away” with the nomination while only garnering 20% of the party’s support. (That’s 1 out of 5 republican voters for you useful folks.)
In the End, having Trump in the Deal is saving some of the oxygen for those serious, Anti-Establishment, candidates fighting for the soul of the Republican Party.
And those currently in control of the Republican Party Hate Him for it.
Hate, Hate, Hate him.