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The Trump Scampaign’s Only Chance Now Is If Hillary Is Mauled by a Bear

First, Trump will never get better at being a candidate. He’ll never change. He’ll never be Presidential.

He’s a clown with a specific act, a Borscht Belt comic giggling at his own take-my-wife-please jokes. Among his followers, dreams of the Wall and mass deportations (of Mexicans, Muslims and enemies of the Trump State like your author) and the rest of the febrile nationalist fantasies Trump’s media enablers stoke in his horde may still play, but they are poison to practically everyone else.

Second, Trump is now and will remain broke, particularly relative to Clinton. For all his bluster, campaign finance expert and superlawyer Charlie Spies notes that Trump has to cut a check of between $100 and $200 million to become even vaguely credible with deeply skeptical donors. Absent that, Hillary Clinton will continue raising and spending money in swing states, opening up wider and wider leads, making it harder and harder for Trump to convince even the most credulous GOP money people to take the bait.


........Trump will try to paper over his failure to build a real campaign by rushing for the 437th time into Sean Hannity’s soft embrace while he bellows about deporting Muslims. As Trump has been learning in the last month, earned media is necessary but not necessarily sufficient.

These pressures of Trump’s collapse are rising on downballot candidates burdened by Trump. They know he’s nothing but downside. They know that neither Trump nor the RNC can pay for a true national operation to defeat Hillary as long as he sabotages every constructive action and flails wildly at every pitch. There is no air cover. There is no cavalry. No one is coming to their rescue.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee knows this.The National Republican Congressional Committee knows it. Governors in the states and state party officials know it. Republican candidates from Senator to Mosquito Control Board (yes, that’s a real thing) know it.


George Will Leaves the Republican Party over Trump: ‘Make sure he loses’

WASHINGTON – Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election.

Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters.

“Make sure he loses.
Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon.

Will said he changed his voter registration this month from Republican to “unaffiliated” in the state of Maryland.

“This is not my party,” Will said during his speech at the event.


AP: In need of help, Trump finds few willing to work for him

“To compete against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has finally conceded, he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. Yet he’s finding that many of the GOP’s most experienced political aides just aren’t willing to work for him,” the AP reports.

“From Texas to New Hampshire, well-respected members of the Republican Party’s professional class say they can’t look past their deep personal and professional reservations about the presumptive presidential nominee.”

“There are exceptions, but many operatives who best understand the mechanics of presidential politics fear that taking a Trump paycheck might stain their resumes, spook other clients and even cause problems at home.”


just curious.....


When it comes to Trump, a Republican Treasury secretary says: Choose country over party

By Henry M. Paulson Jr. June 24 at 4:53 PM
Henry M. Paulson Jr. is chairman of the Paulson Institute and a former U.S. treasury secretary and chief executive of Goldman Sachs.


Trump: EU break-up is good, because it will make Germans nationalistic again.


And now a word from an international expert to the British people:

"A one-world gummint mini-me"
by digby

Good on you for ignoring all the fear mongering from special interest globalists who tend to aim for that apocalyptic One World Government that dissolves a nation’s self-determination and sovereignty… the EU being a One World Government mini-me...America can learn an encouraging lesson from this. It is time to dissolve political bands that connect us to agendas not in our best interest. May UN shackles be next on the chopping block.”

That would be the person the oldest candidate to ever run for president thought was qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.


New Yorker Nails Brexit


Charlie Rangel: Trump has ‘pulled the sheet off the Republican Party’

Rangel, a Clinton supporter, told Christoforous that Sanders’ support was a very important step for party unity. “As his makeup guy would say, it’s very, very, very, very important,” Rangel said. “But the problem we’re having in our party is like a pimple on an elephant’s behind compared to what the Republicans have. We have a different way as Democrats to talk about our unity. We just don’t sit down and say, ‘Can we do it?’ We fight like hell for those things that we believe in. And while I had no idea that Bernie Sanders was so popular when he was in the House and Senate, I really believe he’s made my candidate even a better candidate, because there’s no question in my mind that her qualifications are outstanding.”

On whether he sees any parallels between those who voted for Britain to leave the European Union and those who support Donald Trump for president, Rangel said, “You bet your life.” He continued, “It strengthens the fact that being disgruntled and frustrated doesn’t mean you build a wall. It means that you try to tear down a wall. That’s what international trade agreements are for. That’s what the European Union was all about.”

Rangel then got into who Trump is appealing to in the U.S. “He’s tapped into those people who don’t like immigrants, who don’t like Muslims, who don’t like blacks, who hate Latinos, who don’t like Asians,” he said. “You bet your life he’s tapped into it.”

Rangel continued, “If you want to force me to say something good about Trump, I would say, yes, I am so glad he’s pulled the sheet off the Republican Party, because now that he’s completely destroyed the party of Lincoln, I want a decent two-party system when this election’s over.”


had to share...

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