The media using the Trump University controversy to avoid discussing the discontent and disenfranchisement within the final democrat primary races today. However, the GOPe Mitch McConnell/Paul Ryan motives are less visible; so we shall discuss.
It is important to remember the nomination of Donald Trump is an existential threat to the Uniparty apparatus within DC. In general terms Trump is opposed by both of the power structures, Democrats and Republicans, who are charged with carrying out the legislative agenda provided by Wall Street and the financial class.
More specifically, the GOPe leadership of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell were always going to be in opposition to Donald Trump. The entire architecture of the republican presidential race was structurally intended to advance the ‘establishment’ candidacy of next-in-line Jeb. This was the grand design since October of 2014, including every player within the presidential race, which we previously outlined in great detail.
As we presented mid-2015, if Trump bested their globalist/Wall St efforts -which seemed almost insurmountable at the time- the GOPe would have no reasonable alternative other than to support the alternate side of the UniParty coin, Hillary Clinton.
However, supporting Clinton is ideologically favorable but optically challenging. Everything would have to be carefully constructed to avoid the appearance of their support.
Predictably 2016 endorsements would not be actual endorsements per se’. Support in-name-only is the best way to think of it. What followed (post Indiana) was essentially the visibility of this approach. The media sells the arms length approach as necessary due to the vulgarian or controversial nature of candidate Trump. However, that narrative is factually false.
The GOPe do not support the nationalist candidacy of Donald Trump because the America-First principles espoused by Trump are antithetical to their legislative agenda. It has nothing to do with Trump’s personality; their motives only use the behavioral excuse as a shield to hide the reality of their UniParty affiliation.
As an example today when House Speaker Paul Ryan says candidate Trump’s remarks about Judge Curiel are “the literal definition of racism“, most of the Trump supporters and most of the Anti-Trump advocates, point out how Ryan’s remarks are going to be in Hillary Clinton campaign ads.
Yes, indeed Ryan’s words will be in Hillary Clinton campaign ads; but that is not accidental – it is by Machiavellian design.
The GOPe is going to do everything within their power to undermine the candidacy of their own nominee because that nominee is an existential threat to their own grip on power.
Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell et al, cannot openly appear to be throwing the 2016 Presidential race because that would expose the UniParty to full electoral sunlight.
No, instead their efforts must be more covert, more subtle, more designed to provide benefit while retaining appearances.
What the GOPe are doing, on behalf of their legislative agenda, is politically strategic. Remember this is the same crew behind Omnibus, behind TPP, behind the Corker/Cardin amendment, behind the attempted passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Just like in June of 2014 when they were trying to pass the Gang of Eight bill in the House (derailed by the primary of Eric Cantor), the GOPe is one side of the UniParty apparatus strategically trying to give the viewing electorate the appearance of opposition while simultaneously working to deliver an identical outcome.
How did that fiscal year budget 2017 work out?… with the GOPe in control of the House and Senate?…. or funding for DAPA (Obama’s executive amnesty)… See the real picture here?
♦ POINT #2 – The GOPe have some VERY WEAK candidates at risk of defeat in 2016, and that has nothing to do with presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Rob Portman (Ohio), Kelly Ayotte (NH), Mark Kirk (IL) and Ron Johnson (WI), are a few of the vulnerable republican senate incumbents not because of Donald Trump, but rather because they are quislings to the GOPe side of the UniParty apparatus and their flawed and unprincipled character is transparent to their own state electorate. You can easily add Senator John McCain (AZ) to this list.
Leader Mitch McConnell is a snake of the highest order. He knows the limp-wristed, big government, progressive republican, Wall Street cause could most certainly mean Portman, Ayotte, Kirk, Johnson and McCain may lose. [*note* Hopefully McCain lose in the primary] Hence, McConnell now trying to weaken Trump’s candidacy by positioning their potential loss as Trump’s burden.
The exact opposite of McConnell’s narrative is true.
If the aforementioned vulnerables would show some independent spine and support the majority will of their electorate, meaning actually do what America-First is about, they would probably win.
However, if the weak quislings embraced the Trump objectives they might actually benefit from their state constituents seeing them stand up for their best interests. They might win – and that weakens Mitch McConnell’s standing.
♦ The best political play for both Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell is to sell the concern narrative that Trump is toxic and then work earnestly to deliver a self fulfilling prophecy. This keeps them in power, allows obfuscation by blaming the White House for another 4 years, and retains their influence on the legislative agenda. Win/Win
Notice in all of the visits to Capitol Hill you have never seen one picture of Donald Trump standing with Paul Ryan. Despite the large scale media interest there’s never been a single photo op? That is 100% intentionally by design – Speaker ‘Omnibus’ Ryan, having been in Washington DC for over 18 years, is working the political angles furiously.
There are trillions of dollars at stake.
Something Paul Ryan Will Never Purchase: