The Relentless Attack On Trump by the GOP Elites

Right From the Start

Right From the Start

Yesterday, one of my readers asked whether Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump has “. . . a chance to win, when the majority of the press and much of social media is constantly battering him?”

Good question.

I responded that I thought that Mr. Trump could withstand the bias of the press and social media. It is pretty well understood that the mainstream media – particularly the major newspapers and broadcast television – are “all in” for Hillary Clinton. (Remember it is NBC that paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 a year for no discernible production and helped make her the latest Clinton to become a multi-millionaire ($50M) without really working.) But it is the drumbeat of criticism and negative statements from the Republican elites that are doing the real damage.

Let’s put this in perspective. First, we all recognize that Mr. Trump is his own worst enemy. Mr. Trump’s delivery is laced with personal anecdotes, wry witticisms, and cultural taboos. He speaks to audiences the same way he speaks to friends in an intimate setting. In part, that is what has endeared him to many – he speaks as an equal rather than lectures as a superior. To say that his remarks are intemperate – particularly with his off the cuff rejoinders – is putting it mildly. That is, it is intemperate for public discourse. As a private conversation, it is no worse than President George W. Bush (remember his open mike asides to Vice President Dick Cheney) and miles better than Ms. Clinton:

“F**k off! It’s enough that I have to see you ****-kickers every day, I’m not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut.’
From American Evita by Christopher Anderson

“Where’s the miserable c*ck sucker?” Ms. Clinton asking about President Bill Clinton.
From The Truth About Hillary by Edward Klein

“Come on Bill, put your d**k up! You can’t f**k her here!!” Ms. Clinton referring to Mr. Clinton as he was talking to an attractive woman.
From Inside The White House by Ronald Kessler.

It is Mr. Trump who gives the biased media all of the ammunition it needs. And when that is not enough they manufacture controversy by blatantly misquoting, misinterpreting, and misapplying his remarks. The “oh my god” chorus is working overtime to cast Mr. Trump as racist, sexist, homophobic and every other mean spirited label they can pin on him.

But the public generally understands that. Republicans and independents understand that the mainstream media is simply an extension of the Democrat Party – that its spokesmen spend most of their days broadcasting and re-broadcasting the daily “talking points” from the DNC and the Clinton campaign. In doing so they influence few other than those already committed to the Democrat Party.

This year it is different. The mainstream media has a waiting list of prominent Republicans eager to criticize and destroy Mr. Trump’s candidacy. The Republicans have always had their “turncoats” who have gained national attention by their willingness to criticize and demean their fellow Republicans at the drop of a hat. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are two of the most prominent.

But now we have a list of Republican men and women who have been elected or appointed to high office. Who have appeared as experts and advocates for Republican efforts. Men and women to whom Republicans and independents have listened for years as “the face or voice of national Republicans.” And their drumbeat of criticism rivals that of the Democrats and their colleagues in the mainstream media. Because many of these detractors have admirers and acolytes amongst members of the Republican Party, their criticisms count. They cast doubt – particularly when they are speculating about what Mr. Trump may or may not do in different scenarios.

Now contrast that with the Democrats. Despite the massive popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders (Socialist-VT) and the questionable tactics of the Democrat Party in ensuring his loss to Ms. Clinton, we do not see his loss to Ms. Clinton resulting in a staggering list of Democrats who daily denounce Ms. Clinton as a liar or a money-grubber. There is no criticism of the fact that Ms. Clinton has become a multi-millionaire ($150M) while doing nothing other than serving in public office. There is no outrage at her cozy relationship with Wall Street titan, Goldman Sachs, or her refusal to disclose what she promised those insiders during paid speeches and private meetings. Nothing is said about her failures as Secretary of State including the Russian reset, the fall of Libya, Benghazi, the Iran nuclear deal, the Syrian red line, and on and on. Nothing is asked about her physical health, her stroke, or her recurring episodes of deep vein thrombosis.

Why the difference? Well, it goes well beyond the normal mainstream media bias.

Donald Trump represents an existential threat to the Republican elite. Mr. Trump has been as critical of the failures of Republican policy – particularly on international policy (trade, diplomacy and intervention) – as he has been of Democrat policy. The architects of Republican policy and those who have implemented it will lose their positions, influence and livelihoods if Mr. Trump is elected. Pundits like George Will and Bill Kristol will be sent to the “back of the bus” should Mr. Trump be elected. The Republicans who have served as a “shadow government” during President Barack Obama’s terms will have no place to go. The cozy club of Washington insiders that allow Democrats and Republicans to retain power while cycling through each other party’s presidencies will end. Nobody will listen to them and fewer people will care.

In contrast, Hillary Clinton is a part of the Democrat elite and therefore does not threaten their existence. She knows the Democrats and Republicans alike in the cozy club of Washington insiders and accepts the “revolving door” process to which they are a party. Influence, wealth, and position will be maintained. A Clinton presidency will ensure the status quo.

Recently I gave a speech to a Republican gathering in Central Oregon. As a part of that speech I asked the audience to remain standing if they agreed with a series of actions taken by the Republican majorities in Congress. By the time I got to the second question all members of the audience were seated.

In each instance the questions involved something the congressional Republicans had promised if voters gave them a majority – Obamacare, the Iran nuclear deal, tax reform, the IRS scandal, etc. In each instance the Republican majorities had failed to deliver and in several of them they either didn’t even try or ensured their failure by their actions. In each instance, their actions – better their inactions – reflected the views of the Washington insiders. At the conclusion of my speech I asked a simple question:

If you so disagree with these Republicans, why do you return over 90 percent of them year after year after year?

At the conclusion of this election should Mr. Trump fail, a follow up question should be:

Will you now accept a return of these turncoats to positions of power in the Republican Party?

I won’t.

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  • IhateLiberals

    I think it’s more than interesting that Shillery has an event that maybe drays a few hundred people – many of them party shills and supporters; and Donald Trump draws thousands almost everywhere he speaks.

    And you have to wonder about all the “polls” out there that claim Hillary is “winning”. Most only poll less than a thousand people; poll only those with land line phones (who still has those?); and who actually wants to answer a bunch of questions from a stranger that likely called at dinner time?

    • Maggie Gaggott

      Be careful who US denizens ballot for:

      1) A sous chef serving hors devours ‘bean’ served et all, Allah ploy Mohammed affair – twit inclusive a Demaling attending a Benghazi-Q affair;- and so many uddrers.

      Zits up and/or an

      Oracle a hell-raising wake up call attending our constitutional sovereign God given rRight to march against the the devils owned incontinent savants, .aka the Dem butt knots hanging in and around withwith Mary Surratt for all rites and purposes.

      • IMO

        In other words, HRC will FESTER America, even MICHAEL MOORE.

    • Connie Kosuda

      well, the trumpster appeals to the uneducated bigot / and they have plenty of time on their hands, apparently.

      • Cupcake1

        Yeah..cause the free phone wanting undocumented democrats are all Rhodes scholars. Trump 2016

      • IhateLiberals

        And of course, like a good Koolaid drinking lefty loser; you don’t have a shred of proof for your statement.
        By the way, you sound like another idiot fine arts degree holder working at the local coffee bar.

        • Connie Kosuda

          my goodness, such rudeness , I’m shocked.

          (not)

          • IhateLiberals

            STILL haven’t posted anything Donald Trump said that was bigoted.

          • Connie Kosuda

            look it up on the ‘internet’ (a series of tubes)

            or anything he says will do.

          • IhateLiberals

            That’s only an answer for lazy lefty losers like you – that state something is a fact. but have no valid reference.

          • Connie Kosuda

            good use for your excess vitriol / a google ‘search”.

          • IhateLiberals

            If you attended college you better ask for a refund – since you obviously have learned nothing about posting facts. Bwahahahahaha!

          • Gebdra

            How about the judge who ruled against Trump because he is a “Mexican” and I’m going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it? Do you listen to the news at all?

          • IhateLiberals

            So tell us what’s NOT racist about a Hispanic Judge that belongs to a group that rarely – if ever – hosts blacks, Jews or white people? Oh building a wall to keep out ILLEGAL ALIENS from simply walking across a border.

          • Ardbeg

            “I have black guys counting my money. … I hate it,” Trump told John R. O’Donnell, the former president of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, according O’Donnell’s account in his 1991 book “Trumped!” “The only guys I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes all day.” Here is 1 example of 1000’s. Unless you live in a cave, asking for proof that Trump is a racist bigot is a waste of time.
            Sound familiar? “Says who?” The polls! “Which polls?” All of them?! Don’t ask for “proof” of the obvious (duh).

          • IhateLiberals

            And you had to dig back 25 years to find that one statement. Guess your life is perfect too isn’t Mr. Putz?

          • A.. Bartells Dispatch

            An’ Ewe don’t count forlorn born BHO as a racist big-got spigot born in Kenya? “` OMG hoot the hell are you butt a bottle of single malt scotch bottled in amphora sunk’n off the coast of Ruby Begonia? ,

        • Do your homework

          Remember the new rules, no Trolls! Koolaid drinking, loser? There is TONS of information about DT supporters and yes, he is pretty popular with a lot of sketchy folks

      • MrBill

        He appeals to a lot of people for lots of reasons, some better than others. For a lot of us, it’s a choice between someone who seems a little crazy versus someone who probably belongs behind bars and has a horrible record of handling classified information. Both point to an appalling lack of common sense and judgement.

    • EJ

      Um………..that actually is not true, you are just repeating propaganda. Do a little research and you will see that you have been deceived. Sorry.

  • Jack Lord God

    It’s a really good point that Mr. Huss makes here – Republican elites criticize Trump while there is no analogue in the Democrats towards Hillary.

    However I would not agree that this is because Trump represents a threat to those Republican elites.

    Rather, I would say, that Trump is simply the latest example of what is a rather old axiom – the difference between Democrats and Republicans is Republicans eat their own.

    Republicans cant wait to garner media favor by seizing defeat from the jaws of victory by slamming their own. John McCain has based his career on this. Democrats, by contrast, have mastered party unity. It literally does not matter how badly one of their members acts, you would never see Democrats act in the same way as Republicans who told Nixon it was time to resign.

    We have a situation where the Democrat party has nominated likely the least qualified person in US history to be president. She could never pass a security clearance, has self identified as incompetent to know the difference between classified and non classified information, and clearly has absolutely no ethics whatsoever about anything other than her own enrichment. Yet how many Democrats make a stand as loudly as Republicans, that they will not vote for her? Virtually none. The reason why? Democrats are about power. The ends justify the means. Makes sense really – if you are about ever expanding and controlling government obviously you are about increasing your power. It is by definition a quality anyone needs to have who is so arrogant as to feel entitled to run other peoples lives. And that is what progressivism has been about since the dawn of the last century. If you want power, you don’t care how you get it because you are so superior to others any ethical transgression is excusable. This is how we get Hillary. This is how we get Democrats voting for her.

    • Connie Kosuda

      arrogance ???? what about calling oneself Lord God? I would suggest a visit to one ‘s spiritual director, post haste.

      • guest

        Like a BlueOregon rose princess waving a troll’s scepter; hmm m? Geishious grief girl, seemingly so unmannerly!

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