On Schedule Team Jeb Dispatches The GOPe Orc’s – The Goal is NOT To Win Your Vote…

We are in an era when many people are following politics a little more closely than usual, that’s a good thing.  However, for many a paradigm shift is needed:

Modern GOPe presidential politics are not dependent on winning your vote, we are in an era when presidential politics is focused on “winning the office” – there is a big difference.  The former is irrelevant when the latter is achieved.

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Current political science classes are focused on teaching political theorem through the prism of history, but historical references are less accurate than ever before.  The new age of the Atwater/Rove approach is based on using the foundation of ‘Citizens United’ to protect the professional political class.

When you understand the goal of the professional candidate is to achieve the office, and not to necessarily win your vote, we can find increased clarity on campaign behavior.

A vote for a given candidate is valuable.   However, when you are inside the professional political class, a non-vote is just as valuable. 

Traditional, meaning ‘historical’, presidential candidates focused on winning your vote and support.  Modern professional political candidates focus less on retention of their existing party-line block, and more on stopping support toward the non-insider.

As a direct consequence the majority of modern GOPe campaigning is negative toward the opposition, and not advancing a positive message of their own candidate..

newt-weaselsThe closest reference to this approach was evident in the primary of 2012 with the candidacy of Mitt Romney.  Team Romney was less focused on winning votes than they were on destroying opposition votes against them.

This is because in the new paradigm a vote stopped is more valuable than a vote gained.  If the GOPe can create a sense of frustration and anxiety, they win – because they already have the party vote in place.

In essence this approach is underpinning of the “Splitter Strategy”, where gaining support is less valuable than fracturing the support held by the opposition; this is also the explanation for the GOPe  behavior of antithetical legislative action in direct opposition to the platform the electorate base wrongly believed their party candidate held.  Disenfranchisement, like all other negative attributes, works in their favor.

When you accept this approach as the foundation you understand why the Virginia GOPe team deploy a party pledge intended to diminish turnout, not enhance it.

When Ronald Reagan appealed to conservative Democrats, “the Reagan Coalition”, he was admonished and marginalized by the professional political class within the Republican Party.  Current candidate Donald Trump faces the same opposition, because he represents a similar populist and center-right risk.

Additionally, when you see reports that Team Jeb is dispatching 50 members of his professionally political staff, we must immediately recognize this is not some willy-nilly reaction to polling or weak positioning – this is simply what they intended to do, at the time they intended deployment, all along.

[…]  On a Wednesday afternoon staff-wide conference call, top campaign officials, including campaign manager Danny Diaz, informed employees that the deployment would be staggered throughout the month of January. The campaign is expected to dispatch between 50 and 60 Miami-based staffers, with 20 going to New Hampshire and 10 or more going to Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada. (link)

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Two goals: the smaller goal is to retain the position of their candidate, the larger goal is to diminish opposition.

It is quite humorous to see current punditry ponder whether a professionally political candidate “will go negative“.  Of course they go negative, the structural foundation of modern political science is based on negative campaigning to diminish opposition.

When you fully understand this, you also gain an ah-ha moment as to why Team Jeb is so horrible at positive campaign messaging; it is simply not the forte’ of modern political campaigning.  Almost no-one in the professional consulting class has any experience creating positive campaign messages, it’s just not done any longer.

Compare and contrast the professional campaign messages (ads) you see within the current presidential field, against the non-professional messages created by ordinary supporters via U-Tube.  It’s easy to see the difference.

The non professional is focused on a goal of support, advancing their candidate.  You feel uplifted when watching.  However, even when the professional constructs a “positive message”, the professional constructs are dependent on broadcasting the weakness of their opposition there is no positive emotional sense attached.

When the modern political approach is deployed you find they benefit by creating a climate of inaction.   It takes positive activity to defeat this approach; meaning the only way to defeat the professional political class is to take assertive action to defeat them.  If the status-quo is maintained, they win.

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112 Responses to On Schedule Team Jeb Dispatches The GOPe Orc’s – The Goal is NOT To Win Your Vote…

  1. Martin says:

    The caucuses and the primaries can’t get here soon enough. Have to get through one more freakin’ month.

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    • JeremyR says:

      Hip waders on sale at Cabela:s. Might want a pair if you turn on the tv.

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      • justfactsplz says:

        Yep, the crap is more than knee deep, huh?

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        • yohio says:

          It’s like living in a different world, I turn on the TV and don’t recognize what I’m hearing. Then I come here and get my positive quick fix messages, check on a couple other news sites and my Twitter. It’s almost confusing because we’re actually used to the negative stuff and when I feel positive I’m right about Trump and good stuff happening have to convince myself it’s okay to be positive. The greatest thing of all this though is I know now for a fact that nothing and I mean nothing on the news is the Truth and only agenda driven, and all the negativity is also done for a reason.

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          • justfactsplz says:

            What the media does should be criminal. The sad thing is so many sheeple believe their every word.

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            • Paco Loco says:

              Or worse, they have just tuned it all out and won’t participate in the political process. That’s the staggering fact that the majority of citizens don’t vote. The nation is in deep trouble and the only way out of this mess is to elect conservatives with the mandate to reduce mega government.

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              • justfactsplz says:

                Trump must win and you are right. We need to replace all of Congress save a handful and I’m waiting for the other show to drop concerning them, lol.

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          • Boudica says:

            That is really a sad situation isn’t it? I used to listen to FOX 24/7. I have now been 4 straight days all day, all night with no TV at all…….and guess what……it didn’t kill me. I am hopelessly lost in my own little world of CTH and a little twitter. Works for me….my blood pressure couldn’t take FOX anymore:(

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            • I can empathize with your desire to avoid the tv/cable media and still caution that you don’t over correct. Forewarned is fore armed … just take smaller doses. All of Sun Tzus quotes are still applicable today.

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  2. be says:

    More proof the GOPe doesn’t care about Americans or America! We will vote! Gooo Trump!

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    • Ann Woodward says:

      *** An important reminder — so your vote for Trump will count — REMEMBER TO REGISTER REPUBLICAN and VOTE THE PRIMARY!!!! Remind your friends also

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      • Long before the primary find out the date of the preferred presidential poll (PPP) in your state; make sure you vote; get all your like minded friends to vote (you have some of those friends right?); attend the district convention for the Republican Party (ugh!) ; and the state convention; do all you can at district and state convention to become a delegate if possible; and that there are as many delegates as possible committed to your candidate. This will shore up your vote in the primary. It is not a lot of work, just a bit of time!!

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    • sammyhains says:

      The GOP Establishment aren’t actually focused on “winning the Office” either.
      They really only care about CONTROLLING THE PARTY APPARATUS.

      Win or lose an election, the GOP Establishment still collects their checks from Tom Donohue and Bill Donohue and Wayne LaPierre.

      In fact, they collect more money when they are in “the opposition.”
      The goal of the GOP is to always be “on the verge” of scoring a major victory, without ever scoring a major victory. They just need your donation to get there!

      Whether it is the RNC, the NRSC, Mitch McConnell, or Ted Cruz, they are always just about to do something big… ever notice that?

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  3. Skip says:

    Agreed! And if the nominee is not Donald J. Trump the end of the Republican Party is near.
    http://kirbysaid.blogspot.com/

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    • El Torito says:

      They seem to be anticipating a brokered convention.

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    • Martin says:

      Pathetic. Stupid Colorado. This is all to deny Trump the nomination. Any of you Trump supporters living in Colorado need to do something about this.

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    • That was in August. I think there were Republicans contesting it.

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    • annieoakley says:

      I have been concerned about this for a long time.The Republican Party in Colorado is simply destructing. Truly difficult for myself as I was able to have some influence on the Western Slope (of the Rockies) on the Eastern side I have no clue. Dems abound.

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      • Kaiser Roll says:

        The business community in Colorado has little problem with D Governor Hickenlooper, and has no reason to support cultural conservatism otherwise.

        A big change in CO since the 1990s was the rise of enviro Dems in Denver suburbs and the ski counties, instead of the old union Dems dominant around Pueblo and the city of Denver. California migrants left because they hated the sprawl and taxes, and brought it with them.

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    • boodles says:

      CO GOPe is utterly corrupt. They push milquetoast candidates as state senators and reps, have put in a dull-as-dishwater Republican US Senator, and are viciously destroying anyone not toeing the party line. The El Paso County GOP establishment is the worst which is sad because that’s the biggest county in the state. At this point, I don’t believe the GOP in this state can be salvaged unless Trump gets in and fires the paid “professionals” in the CO GOP.

      I find it unreal that the CO GOP simply cancelled the presidential caucuses. It is such a blatant, insecure power grap, one that disenfranchises all their voters. Not that they care.

      I’ll give one name of someone that Trump should fire in the CO GOP — Daniel (Danny) Cole as well as the unpaid, incompetent operatives: http://gopelpaso.com/county-leadership/

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    • Boudica says:

      Whaaaattt?? What does this mean? Why did they do this??

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  4. TAS says:

    Trump called it WAR today…that’s exactly what it is, and the enemy just launched its offensive…time to double down treepers….Do what you do best to get Trump votes….GOOOOOO TRUMP!!!!

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  5. labrat says:

    Another new Jeb ad is playing today.

    “Jeb takes on the bully” – it was farcical! They are clueless.

    I hope he didn’t spend too much.

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  6. Kaiser Roll says:

    Dissolve the people, and elect another.

    The current “base” of the GOP is immensely problematic and embarrassing for the bicoastal elite that fund and run it.

    To understand what the establishment wants, you have to look at the UK. When David Cameron became leader of the Conservative Party in 2005, he aimed to drive out the old “Thatcher” base and make the party liberal. He largely succeeded in doing that. The rise of UKIP is the result. And against all expectations, Cameron was re-elected.

    Left wing parties across the Western world have been seeking to change the demographics from white and Christian, to a mixture of Third World peoples with a heavy Muslim component. Our GOPe, and Cameron’s Conservative Party, don’t have a problem with this. They do have a problem with those like us, who oppose being colonized.

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    • Toronto Tonto says:

      Cameron promised UKIP he’d hold a referendum on the EU. Parliamentary politics means getting smaller groups together to defeat a common enemy. Our primaries have copied this splitter strategy, and here we are.

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      • Kaiser Roll says:

        That’s not really correct. Cameron said he would have an EU referendum if the Conservatives won a majority in 2015, which they did. Cameron currently claims that this referendum will occur, if the EU doesn’t restrict benefits for migrants from the other 26 countries. In my opinion, the referendum will be a toothless vote that will give europhile Scotland a veto.

        As UKIP won only a single seat in Parliament, Cameron does not need to promise them anything. From 2010-15, he was in coalition with the Europhile LibDems. From 2015-20, he will have a majority.

        The splitter strategy is about “divide and conquer”, uniting smaller groups is the way to defeat it. Parliament requires a majority, while the splitter strategy allows winner take all even with only a plurality of votes.

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    • I struggle with the reason why. Why do this? I keep thinking it must have something to do with oil. Why flood people in and destroy your own country?

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      • Jenny R. says:

        Maybe because our “betters” really like the idea of being nobles in great houses that endure a small number of miserable serfs — who in their misery make their glittering lives all the more sweet.

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      • Kaiser Roll says:

        The oil theory is what was first postulated in the 1970s for allowing Muslim immigration to Europe, but with the coming of fracking it makes much less sense. We could easily just use breeder reactors instead.

        My personal view is that it will make the billionaires far richer, by virtue of more people chasing the same amount of real estate.

        The final theory is going down the rabbit hole of Anti-Semitism, that it is revenge for the Holocaust. While this view has a small amount of very intense supporters, I don’t think the evidence supports it.

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      • lastConservinIllinois? says:

        Because our political class has completely sold us out to the Middle East.
        We are living in serfdom, we just haven’t been officially notified.

        The Muzz Bro-hood are everywhere (including making anti-Trump appearances in Virginia – which of course means D.C. – on behalf of RNC), the Saudis own the Bush and other families AND media, Iran has our White House bent over and loving it, and the fastest growing religion in the USA Is Islam (thanks in large part to Louis Farrakhan and our prison system).

        Somehow, someway, at some point, we allowed ourselves to become slaves to the Middle East.
        So, yes, i guess you could say it has something to do with oil.

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        • Kaiser Roll says:

          The MB, Saudis and Shia Iran don’t like each other very much. A wise leader, like Putin, plays them off against each other.

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        • Well what else would it have to do with???

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          • Bobbi D says:

            My thinking: You have the New World Order globists on one side, then you have obuma and the Muslim Brotherhood on the other side, The U.N. is in the middle, they want the U.S. to go with them, they want Russia and others to go with them in the Middle East, and get ISIS killed, then the U.N. can take control of the other foreign countries and make a ‘New World Order’ this I believe, has been the plan all along…Poppy Bush is a New World Order guy, so was Little Bush, and the CFR, Wall Street, GOPe, are all in together…

            I have no doubt this is the finished product of what they are trying to do, and Trump isn’t in on any of it, that’s why they don’t want him as leader of America…

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          • If you ever have a chance to, read BLOOD, MONEY AND POWER: HOW LBJ KILLED JFK, By BARR McClellan. It will explain it all. It was LBJ that started the crap we are still dealing with today with his GREAT SOCIETY. LBJ said,” I’ll have those n—–s voting democrat for 200 years”. And he is more dangerous DEAD than he was ALIVE.

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      • anon says:

        The economic arguments have never been fully convincing, and are certainly ludicrous with respect to Muslim immigration. The purpose is to politically neutralize the only peoples on this Earth with long traditions of self-government, with internalized expectations of freedom and liberty. Notice the cultures from whence all the immigrants come: they are all docile, slaves inside their own heads, especially the Muslims. The corporate globalists are basically importing the divide for a “divide and conquer” strategy directed against us.

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        • So they would rather kill the golden goose (us) than benefit from it? Dumb, as Trump would say. They will lose it ALL, if they “neutralize” all of us. Bye bye to all the wealth builders. OK, you can be kings of dirt and such. Bye to tech, Bye to innovation, enjoy the power of killing all the creativity! See how that feels.

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      • singtune says:

        It is the NWO Agenda that has been totally implemented since Bush#1. All the Presidents & the Opposition were involved. The GOAL of the NWO Global Elite is to: Establish World Government & Global Banking” {IMF}~~All Over the World. {Note: the Middle East was Destabilized so that the Hoards would Mess up their Own Countries~~~ then Destabilize the EU, which already was without Guns, & had rather Open Boarders. {In the last couple of weeks the EU Proclaimed that the countries within it~~”Could Not even Defend their Own Borders any longer. only the EU Border.} Remember, First we removed the Dictators, then the people were without Leadership & “Voila” 7th century hoards of Muslims are everywhere & with the Most militant causing atrocities that Made the situation so much Worse. This NWO is intrinsically evil.

        TRUMP is For “American Sovereignty” & the Only Candidate i KNOW, that is for America & it’s Constitution.

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    • aximand88 says:

      And now UKIP popularity is surging.

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  7. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Great concise post.

    I had heard it on talk radio somewhere that negative campaigning will never go away because there is often the opportunity to win by discouraging ALL voters, and you believe your voters will be the last man standing.

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    • amwick says:

      Because I am simple minded that way, I don’t understand negative campaigning at all. It really turns me against the messenger, big time. In my fantasy world, negative campaigning would be illegal. How crazy is that?

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  8. There are TWO GOPe strategies at work:

    1 – The GOPe Splitter Strategy identified and tracked by Sundance and our CTH Champions

    2- The GOPe Deregistration Strategy (GDS) designed to disenfranchise and demoralize conservative Republicans to the point that they drop their Republican registrations or register initially as Independents, thereby robbing themselves of a voice in the GOP Primaries

    When we consider the outrageous Uniparty actions in Congress regarding the Republican do-nothing Congress that used Boehner-McConnell conspiracies with Reid-Pelosi to feign opposition to and then enable funding of Obama’s agenda, followed by Speaker Ryan’s sell-outs on immigration, omnibus spending, deficits, debt, TPP, etc., it suddenly makes perfect sense as tactics to further the GDS.

    Our challenge is how to turn their conspiracies against us to our advantage, and do it fast!

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    • Kaiser Roll says:

      Rush Limbaugh singlehandedly kept the Clinton campaign in Ohio alive with “Operation Chaos”. If he was so inclined, he could do something similar for Trump.

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      • jackmac says:

        I have been thinking about Rush and Levin and this pedigreed conservative crap. It probably helped Obama get elected because McCain and Romney were’t conservative enough. Some voters using this as a measuring stick were discouraged and stayed home.

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        • Kaiser Roll says:

          The claim that millions of conservatives “sat out” the election, is false. The people who sat out the elections were non-southern blue collar voters with a populist and secular worldview. Sean Trende’s “Missing white voters” series at RCP explains this.

          The establishment is many things, but it is not stupid. They do not believe that conservatives would boycott the election if Bush or Rubio is the nominee. In ’08 and ’12, they got every conservative vote they reasonably could. They have a few strategies to get more votes:
          -Marginalize social conservatives, but do it quietly. This gets more upper income social liberal voters, who like lower taxes.
          -Give amnesty to the illegals, and allow even more immigration. This gets only a token amount of Hispanic voters, but does bring in many Asian voters and upper-income Whites who won’t vote for a party they think is racist.

          The Trump strategy is to get blue collar votes from all ethnic groups, by campaigning against the plutocratic nature of the congressional GOP and Hillary Clinton. Unlike the above two, it will actually work.

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          • jackmac says:

            Thanks for your detailed reply. I do think sometimes Rush and Levin screw things up because of their bias.

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          • JRD says:

            I know plenty of conservatives who refused to vote for Etch-A-Sketch/Big Government Ryan. I was never even remotely enticed to vote for their corrupt Big Government.

            I am one of those who refused. I don’t have a secular world view.

            And I don’t listen to Limbaugh and Levin.

            Romneycare = 0bamacare no matter how many ways you look at it.

            Romney was also going to deliver carbon trading to Wall Street to make up for the short fall in revenue from the mortgaged backed securities debacle.

            I also never believed that Romney wasn’t for Amnesty nor that he was anything but a puppet of the Chamber of Commerce.

            Furthermore, I am not voting for ANY of the dwarfs. Trump will be the nominee but even if he was not, I would write in Trump.

            “Battered Conservative Syndrome” is no longer an option neither is remaining “willfully in denial.”

            Marco Rubio is no better than Hillary or 0bama. He is ethically bankrupt, sold his soul, and just as capable of lying with a straight face.

            I don’t vote for corruption, PERIOD.

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          • singtune says:

            I am an Old Retired Teacher. i did not vote for Bush#2~~McCain Or Romney~~because I KNEW they were NWO Globalist’s~! I wrote in Ron Paul~~he was not NWO. I never voted for a Democrat. So –I do believe you are “Correct”, In regard to, the Blue Collar Workers. Then, there are those of us that wrote in Ron Paul, for various reasons. Between the 2 Romney Lost.

            I have Seen many People that Wrote in Ron Paul~~also Posting that they are now for TRUMP, like i am. So your Theory is probably “True” , with those of us Conservatives ~~that wrote in Ron Paul ~~added.

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        • Big D says:

          “I have been thinking about Rush…….”
          Yeah, guess who filled in for good ole rushbo today ?
          Eric Erickson, of redstate fame,the staunchest of conservatives (TM) that ever did live.
          Why eric is sooooo very conservative (TM) that he had dis invite President Trump from his little gathering a while back.
          seems, President Trump was just toooo misogynistic for the conservative (TM) audience and ” That’s not who we are” as a party of conservatives (TM).
          I almost get the vapors even writing this….. I, I hope that I make it to my fainting couch……

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        • The ‘Tea Party’ as well. They discouraged voting for Romney and smugly proclaimed ‘told you so’ in an email from the chairperson of the largest group identifying as such. I am anticipating the emails to start with the ‘Trump is not conservative enough’ stuff as the primaries start up again just like 2012 all over again.

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          • Martin says:

            I don’t think so this time because a lot the things Trump is saying are what the Tea Party agrees with. Romney didn’t and he pretty much ignored the Tea Party.

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            • H.G.We;;s as well as Jules Verne obviously had some INSIGHT into what would become the NEW WORLD. If #Trump ‘ cheated ‘ out of the primaries , and WE THE PEOPLE get SCREWED, america is going to look like the movie THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT… or WAR OF THE WORLDS… Have any of you seen those movies??? I am 63 years old, and this is the first time I have EVER become involved with a Presidential campaign and I’m embarrassed as HELL to admit that. #Trump is my one and only choice. I REFUSE to vote for ‘ the lesser of 2 evils ‘, or the candidate a party shoves down my throat. I’m proud to be a WHITE MISSISSIPPIAN who managed to not allow myself to become a racist, bigot or hater until liberals, black panthers, blm and illegal aliens convinced me that I was. I was NEVER a BIGOT until they finally accused me of being one one to many times. I even got banned from FB for a month for using the term OPERATION WETBACK. GOD BLESS YOU ALL and have a GOD BLESSED 2016. Happy NEW YEARS EVE+T+

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              • tappin52 says:

                If you are truly a Scottish-Sicilian you must have some epic family “discussions”. Welcome aboard.

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                • Yes, I am TRULY Scottish- Sicilian…:) And the SICILIAN side has won EVERY ARGUMENT since my inception in 1952…:) My family’s favorite sayings are ” Leave the GUN, take the CANOLLI “, or ” It isn’t personal Sonny, it’s strictly BUSINESS “, or ” We’ll make ’em an offer they can’t refuse”. All of the above apply to the ‘ rinosaures ‘ if they cheat WE THE PEOPLE out of DONALD J. TRUMP as POTUSA+T+

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                • and now they’ve LIED themselves into NON EXISTENCE. #Trump and ONLY #Trump gets my vote.

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    • Expose them: . The Republicans are trying to suppress the vote as they have always been accused of doing.

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    • Empress says:

      Might Franklin Graham, who recently resigned his GOP membership, be playing a part in the globalist game to peel off Republican voters?

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      • georgiafl says:

        Nevertheless, Franklin Graham has endorsed Donald Trump’s position on Islamic immigration.
        http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/franklin-graham-makes-a-huge-announcement-about-donald-trump/

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        • Empress says:

          Glad to here of it. Still, tacitly encouraging by example voters to flee a dull, dullard, corruption-ridden party is not what GOP candidate Trump needs… just yet.

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      • Big D says:

        No.
        Franklin Graham is sincere in his effort.
        He is just woefully uneducated and uninformed.
        He doesn’t understand that suppression is the goal, because it seemingly doesn’t make any sense.
        Think of Martin Luther King accepting an award from planned parenthood, ( read Margret Sanger’s writings if you must to understand the significance ).

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        • BID D, I will NEVER understand the wisdom of BLACKS supporting an organization that was created for the SOLE purpose of butchering MILLIONS of black babies. so, I TOTALLY understand your comparison. A PP parrot even laughed one time about the fact that they make more MONEY from HARVESTING black baby parts than any other ethnicity. And it was a black ‘ nurse ‘ that said it. Well, since now I’m considered a racist, bigot and hater because I support DONALD TRUMP, I guess it’s PC to say, ” ABORT, ABORT, ABORT “.

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      • singtune says:

        I hate to bring this up~~but~~since you mentioned it~~his Dad~~seemed to be “Going there”~~at the end of is time. “Sad” to say, but at thar time, I saw it. these NWO People ~~”Get” to some of what~~~ we think are the “Best” People~!

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    • bofh says:

      The “GOPe Deregistration Strategy (GDS)” is a dangerous road for them. In order to execute it, they have to intentionally make the base very, very angry. So angry that they just throw up their hands and walk away. However, not everyone walks away from things that anger them – some people fight back, and I think this is what we’re seeing. The strange thing about the GOPe is that they seem to have not anticipated this response, and appear to have been gobsmacked by it.

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      • R-C says:

        I, cantankerous as can be, am doing precisely that: staying in the party and fighting back.

        I remain in the republican party for the sole purpose of being an annoyance to those who hijacked it; a stick in their spokes. I will subvert them at every opportunity, with the goal of eventually overthrowing their RINO regime and returning the republican party to what its name implies: a party bent on upholding our republic, rather than what it’s become, the party that upholds the US Chamber of Commerce.

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      • Tommy Frisco says:

        Bingo! Unlike before, we don’t have to support the lessor of two evils. Giving Trump the GOP nomination is like throwing a rattlesnake in Karl Rove’s lap. Gotta love that!

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  9. Ruebacca says:

    So we suppress our own constituencies instead of trying to win them over and unite the party. Then the architect Rove is dumb founded when no one shows up to vote for Romney.

    Rove needs to be handed over to the French revolution.

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  10. Meyer says:

    Thanks – helps explains why the Bush campaign canceled $3M in ads slated for Iowa and South Carolina today.

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  12. Juan says:

    Not sure if i understand this correctly. I usually try to belittle both the author & point out flaws in whatever candidate they are pushing (non Trump) rather than try to persuade readers to support Trump. The comment section often gives you clues to the ‘hot buttons’ of those persuaded by the other candidates & pundits which is useful in making an attack post.

    Is this a more effective way to deal with the anti Trump pundits & the backers of the also-rans ?
    Or is that futile & is trying to reason with them to back Trump more effective ?

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Good question Juan, and it depends on your audience.

      My “toughest” audience so far, has now become an avid TRUMP supporter since I highlighted that Trump is the “anti- to what has been going on for the last 30 years, of always being presented the lesser of two evils.” The ultimate protest vote, if you will.

      Once it has been noted that all of DC, both parties i.e Uniparty, and the lamestream media all hate Trump; that is also a good promotion for a vote for Trump. (I know some, who haven’t voted in a long time due to frustration with the “system.”)

      I haven’t run into too many supporters of also-rans fortunately. Most are tired of “those.”
      Rubio sounds good to a few, but a quick retort of “he shows no experience in life except law school, and short term/office holdings, moving up the ladder too quickly”
      {makes them think of Obie} and then I suggest that the mess that we are in is going to require some life experience, (and Rubio has taken questionable $$$ works too.

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  13. Beelza says:

    Bush still doesn’t understand the fight he’s in. Negating Trump’s voter turnout is a losing proposition. Trump will turnout the largest number of first time voters in recent history. Trump is crossing political sides not seen since Reagan, 1980. DJT has a broad, yet deep following which is loyal to the tune of 68%! Let John Bush engage in another failed strategy of keeping Trump voters home. We, the Reagan Democrats are back, only this time for Trump. If he is getting us, he’s getting large numbers of moderates and indies.

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  14. nyetneetot says:

    “Current political science classes are focused on teaching political theorem through the prism of history, but historical references are less accurate than ever before. …”

    No joke there.

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    • bofh says:

      And similarly, raw poll-data is “adjusted” based on models that are, in turn, based on historical data. And that historical data is increasingly unrepresentative.

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  15. Daniel says:

    An important point of this information is the recognition that the actions of the GOPe are known to be offensive to those who elected them. They know very well who they are making angry. To quote Mr Ramadan, “It’s our party and our rules.” Right. We’ll see about that.

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  16. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    If this is true, and there is no reason to believe it isn’t, then Trump’s message which is more positive than not verse the GOPe/Dem messages which are not will be very interesting to see — I’m betting that the Trump message will win him a landslide in November. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

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  17. Backspin says:

    ” Well I been down so G*D Dam long , that it looks like up to me .” – Jim Morrison

    There is nothing more dangerous than a battered spouse ….. with new RESOLVE.

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  18. I guess to THEM, being FOR America means we’re AGAINST the WORLD. That’s because they are GLOBALIST and not AMERICAN.

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  19. The Boss says:

    A challenge worth taking on…
    How do we take this incredible post by SD and distill it into a story that even the most ill-informed voter can understand? Nobody likes being taken for a fool. And nobody wants the shame of being fooled twice. The new boss does NOT have to be same as the old boss.

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  20. archer52 says:

    I had the pleasure to watch a Frank Capra movie for the first time “Meet John Doe”. Written and filmed in the forties, after the depression, the movie’s plot is not unsimilar to today’s politics- which a very important lesson for all of you to learn.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_John_Doe

    The John Doe clubs in the movie mirror the Tea Party of 2010. And the effort to co-opt it mirrors the efforts done by the bad guys in the movie- portrayed by elite businessmen who think they know how to “save the nation” and make it great again led by DB Norton.

    I suggest you spend the time watching it, remembering it was filmed by a man very much in touch with that day’s society (1941).

    The question I asked my friend was this, “Is Trump the leader of the group? Or is he Gary Cooper?”

    Time will tell.

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    • wanthetruth says:

      Does it truly matter Archer which character represents him? For the truth is, if Trump isn’t the real deal, there is not a better option.

      There are no other heroes running for office. If any other candidate is elected it would not be a positive for America. Even if they had “America first” in their minds (which I in know way believe any of them do), none of them have the skill-set to bring the USA back from the brink. They have no demonstrated executive experience – certainly not on a scale that would be required on a national /international level. They are running to follow new world orders, not to lead/keep us independent and sovereign.

      Only Donald Trump puts America first. Only Donald Trump has the exceptional inborn business intelligence that’s needed and as he’s grown his businesses it has given him international experience and greater knowledge of how to get things done anywhere. His negotiating skills and hiring practices that get him the best of the best to do the job right, and his experience in doing so, will aid in him choosing the right people for the right jobs in his administration. He is a true leader, which is what we desperately need.

      Which is why your continued cautions against Trump are fruitless. We have proof of what all other candidates are made of – what they have/haven’t done politically, where the money is coming from for future string pulling privileges, their age deficit with scant life experiences, and their outright lies plus obfuscations that are meant to cloud our perception of them until they’re in office and it’s too late.

      What is your “better” option? Remember we have plenty of info – it would have to be someone exceptional to overcome known facts that are indisputable. Trump’s life has been lived in the open yet you keep trying to infer he’s not presenting himself honestly. It’s a losing endeavor trying to convince people Trump’s “not all that”, when there is truly no other viable option. What is your point?

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  21. archer52 says:

    I had the pleasure of watching for the first time “Meet John Doe”. Filmed by Frank Kapra in 1941, he had the pulse of the society at that time.

    I suggest you take the time to watch the movie. The “John Doe Clubs” was the movie version of our Tea Party- and it was co-opted by a group of businessmen, led by DB Norton, who thought they knew what was best to “save the nation”.

    I turned to my friend and asked this question; “Is Trump DB Norton, or is he Gary Cooper?”

    Time will tell.

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  23. Doodahdaze says:

    First they “Lie to the right” in the primary. Then they “Lie back to the center” for the general election.

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