Dear Mr. Trump, look, we’re not smart – we just know the game, we’ve studied it for years. As such we are able to predict the moves of the players before they visibly display them.
Politics is an industry, a business – an old business; and like all industries there are leaders within that industry who are more influential than others. Those leaders or industry directors follow the same playbook whenever their grip on political power is threatened.
Right now the directive is to gather information to use against the vulgarian insurgency. In politic-speak it’s called “opposition research”. Part of the needed data is to collect “soundbites” that can be used to attack the insurgency in the field of public media consumption.
We already know the Jeb Bush Super-PACs are planning to deluge the electorate with anti-Trump messaging within the next several weeks. Candidate Donald Trump has forewarned his supporters of the impending storm. However, if we are going to cut it down to brass tacks, it must be accepted the RNC is part of the apparatus that benefits from the removal of Trump.
What’s going on right now, coast to coast, is an old and famously used strategy of gathering “optics” to define the opposition, and the opposition to all of it is Donald Trump.
Usually they define the opposition in advance of their attacks, making sure their preferred definition of their opposition is fully embedded in the electorate psyche before the candidate has an opportunity to define themselves. However, in this example Trump has a brand, so the traditional approach has to be modified.
Just like Megyn Kelly had a strategy to define Trump as a “sexist” in the lead-in to the August 6th debate, so too does the larger Pro-Bush GOPe assembly have a strategy.
Their time-line is to assemble the ‘bits-and-pieces’ prior to the next CNN debate and then launch their attacks shortly prior, so the narrative can be carried into the debate night forum itself.
It’s just what they do. It’s always what they do.
Andrew Breitbart famously said: “politics is downstream from pop culture“, and he was entirely correct.
The liberal DNC angle, or defining strategy therein, uses Hollywood and Madison Avenue type approaches: whereby the opposition is ‘out-of-touch’, ‘uncool’, ‘old white men’ etc. The RNC angle and defining strategy is less hip, and in keeping with their insufferable intrenched ideology they use older Park Row strategies: whereby the opposition is ‘not smart enough’, not ‘intelligent enough’, not ‘experienced enough’, etc.
Sure there are some newer dimensions to the RNC angle, but generally the highfaluting crowd always fall back on familiarity – so they prefer the high-brow angle as espoused by the George Will types. That’s why we call them the ‘cucumber sandwich, white wine spritzer’ crowd.
With that, the attack angle within the blitzkrieg on Donald Trump will come amid the meme he’s not “experienced enough”, or “educated enough” when it comes to (___Fill__In__The__ Blank__) It’s what they do. E.v.e.r.y t.i.m.e !
Thus two weeks ago we dispatched a warning about Hugh Hewitt specifically:
Politics as an industry – Salem Communications [radio talk show (Hewitt), Red State (Erickson), now also Twitchy (Malkin), Hot Air (McCain), NRO, Townhall, Human Events, Bearing Arms etc.] has the same general ideological world view as Jeb Bush, George Will, Rupert Murdoch, Wall Street Journal, etc.
UPDATE: As if on cue – Salem Communications, Via Hot Air, publishes a “compare and contrast” article pushing the GOPe Carly Fiorina – as savior angle. (SEE HERE) Salem Communications owns both Hot Air and Hugh Hewitt. See how they roll?
Shorter: “the betters”, the “elites”. Or those who feel superior enough to tell others what they should or must think. You’ll note these Salem groups rarely research, present raw data, or offer unfiltered information; it’s almost always Op-Ed.
We, the proud vulgarian team, without financial considerations to skew our perspectives and viewpoints, do not like the “financial media class” and the skewered perspectives that come with financial dependency. We are able to research, watch, describe and discuss through clear-eyed glasses. Hence, we can transmit the warning above.
The gathering of the opposition research includes trying to record Donald Trump for use in later campaigns, ie. the lead to the debate. Hence again, the warning above.
They, all of them, want Trump stumbling and stammering. Desperately seeking to create the “Park Row Narrative” – inept, inexperienced, incompetent, et al.
Just like Bloomberg’s John Heilemann and Mark Halperin with the “what’s your favorite bible passage” question (ie. prove you’re a christian); or Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin asking Ted Cruz his favorite “Hispanic food or Hispanic singer” in essence prove you’re Hispanic bona fides questions:
Today’s questions from Hugh Hewitt are no less strategic or strategically motivated. Hugh Hewitt has a plan. Hewitt is also part of the Salem Op-Ed machine who are trying to provide the soundbites for the upcoming assault.
Within seconds of Hewitt providing the fuel, the RNC industrial machine jumped to action. This is only going to get worse by infinite magnitudes. Prepare for it.
(New York Times) […] Mr. Trump, a real estate developer and brand manager who has never worked in government, has relatively little experience dealing with foreign governments. But he has boasted of his global reach and international experience as a businessman.
Mr. Hewitt said he was not interested in “gotcha” questions but wanted to be sure Mr. Trump had a baseline of knowledge about foreign leaders.
“On the front of Islamist terrorism, I’m looking for the next commander in chief to know who Hassan Nasrallah is, and Zawahiri, and al-Julani, and al-Baghdadi. Do you know the players without a scorecard, yet, Donald Trump?” Mr. Hewitt asked. (read more)
There is one goal in all of this – DESTROY DONALD TRUMP ! It’s simply what they do, every election, every time, when the industrial political machine doesn’t like the candidate.
And the intel/optics will be used as fuel injected into the debate while GOPe co-horts (Carly Fiorina) will continue the Megyn Kelly approach.
The RNC/GOPe machine, through the various Wall Street funded Super-PACs will also fund liberal groups (Hispanics, La Raza, and Black Lives Matter as examples) and labor organizations (remember the SEIU orcs?) to campaign against Trump visibly based on “racist” and divisive accusations.
Yes, that is correct. The same party who just presented a loyalty pledge is now empowered, with full plausible deniability of course, to fund Trump’s removal at all costs.
This is going to get even more UGLY as the political power brokers grow increasingly more anxious.
GOPe Republicans are just as vicious as Democrats when it comes to attacking their adversaries. Unfortunately, GOPe Republicans don’t view Democrats as their opposition (see Mitt Romney ’12), they only view conservatives as their adversaries.