Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Trump's First Mistake

(and don't be a pussy

So, it looks like Trump picking retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal for VP is awash.  Too bad.  The official story is that McChrystal was not interested.  I don't believe it.  Last week Ann Coulter nailed it. After his landslide election in 1980, Reagan didn't need help; he was able to steamroll congress for two years. It looks like Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be it. *spit*  Maybe Newt. *spit*. Either will back-channel Trump with the GOPe. 


My vice presidential prediction is: Trump is about to make his first mistake. I knew this would happen as soon as he hired campaign consultants, rather than relying on his gut. If these campaign consultants were any good, their first piece of advice to Trump would be, "Fire us immediately!"

Trump's advisers are undoubtedly telling him he's got the "outsider" image covered. He needs someone with experience in Washington -- as if presidents don't have staffs -- an elected Republican official with solid standing in the GOP, preferably a sitting senator or governor, who will give the ticket gravitas and heft.

But, apart from signing off on amnesty, choosing a Bush for his vice president was Reagan's biggest mistake, foisting this pestilence on the country for no reason. Reagan won in a landslide. Did he really need to worry about carrying Greenwich, Connecticut?
This is completely wrong. Trump isn't a standard-issue GOP, trying to balance the ticket to get his party into power. He's starting a new party! He's just blown up the old GOP. Instead of a party for, by and of globalist plutocrats, the new Trumpian party is a party of Americans for America.

How is Trump going to find a decent running mate from among the Republicans who have gotten ahead under the old model of sucking up to donors and lobbyists?

Almost any sitting Republican senator or governor would be total counter-programming to Trump's message. One searches the country in vain to find a half-dozen elected Republicans who have not supported amnesty, job-killing trade deals, Wall Street bailouts -- or all of the above. Trump's message is: I'm leaving the deadwood behind.

We always secretly suspected Republicans were selling out the country for their own interests, but now Trump has flushed them all out. At least the GOP isn't being subtle. Their position is: No, we will never allow anyone to be president who wants to do something about the border.

The moment Trump chooses his vice presidential candidate, every person in the media will be handed a personalized crowbar to pry daylight between Trump and his nominee.  [FULL]


Anonymous said...

'bout how I felt when RR picked GHWB... *spit* is right

Anonymous said...

I've said months ago, when it was becoming more evident that Trump would win the primaries and become the nominee, that if he won the election, he would be impeached by a republican controlled Congress.


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