Thursday, July 23, 2015


 The Trump card

1. Games A card in the trump suit, held in reserve for winning a trick.
2. A key resource to be used at an opportune moment; a trump: "[They] seem determined to use the agreement as a trump card to obtain ... all the advantages they feel they deserve"(Christian Science Monitor).

(***) Donald Trump as obnoxious as he is . Honestly,  he is challenging the establishment . He's ruffling the feathers of the (1)>> GOP , he is bashing the Democrats . He started the birther debate about President Obama , from his embrace of "birtherism," attempting to prove Obama was not actually born in the United States; to bouts of childish name-calling directed at the likes, recently, of syndicated columnist/Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer, who dared to laugh off his presidential bid.  By far Trump is gaining momentum on the GOP contenders. Politicians campaign to win votes and collect contributions. So somebody who is unfettered by either of those concerns represents a bit of a wild card - and a reason why Donald Trump is sucking oxygen out of the Republican presidential race. He is a freak show of sorts . He attracts the curious.  (2)>>He will say outlandish things to stir up controversy. The town on the U.S.-Mexico border will become the center of attention today when the Republican presidential candidate stops by for a visit. The billionaire business mogul whose controversial comments about Mexican immigrants have been the talk of the campaign in recent weeks will receive a briefing from Hector Garza, president of the local chapter of the National Border Patrol Council, according to Trump's campaign. Trump's visit to the town, where the population is over 90 percent Hispanic, will begin with a town hall meeting in which law enforcement officers will give The Donald their own views on the situation at the border. Trump, they say, is not just a threat to the GOP's hopes of winning back the presidency by alienating key constituencies -- Donald Trump is a man you either love or hate, depending on your views of how the country should be run. Regardless of how people feel about the man and his commentary, there are some compelling reasons to believe that he will face off Hillary Clinton . BUT what he says on the issues is true . He's on the campaign of assaults  & insults . Kicking the buts of the political establishment.  (3)>> Fuming boycotts His comments regarding illegal immigration have given him
the most traction, inspiring Tea Party conservatives to rally behind his call for border security.Although those comments have sparked both outcry and backlash, Trump has used the subsequent media attention to his advantage, taking the time to speak about other issues, and to connect with voters on a wider range of topics.Trump refuses to apologize or to abandon his campaign for the GOP nomination. Throughout 2015, he continues to attract large crowds and major media coverage as he travels around the country. Very hard to say if Trump is serious about running, just having fun, or trying to work his way into another TV reality show. If he really has a business sense (and since he went bankrupt numerous times, don't know how smart he is in that regard), then he knows that trying for  a 3rd party candidate is just pissing his money away.As a third-party candidate — with the money that he has to spend and the media attention he can command — Trump can have a bigger impact. As Trump has shown in his initial attacks, he holds a grudge. If he feels like he was squeezed from the GOP it is likely he would direct his venom toward them in a third-party campaign of retribution. This whole argument that Donald Trump is a lunatic, which he is, but the rest of the GOP are sober, real and presidential proves we live in a hall of mirrors! Donald is just as dangerous as any of the other GOP candidates. This means only one thing and that's if the GOP is to avoid the loss in 2016 of the popular vote in the sixth out of the last seven national elections there has to be a near crusade to the polls by the GOP's traditional base. .However, the one issue that has some possible shelf life in it to stir the juices in legions of GOP ultra-conservatives is illegal immigration. Open borders are a bad thing for any country. the media chooses to focus on defaming Mr. Trump instead of the issue he is addressing. There are some bad people that come into the country and there are many other concerns about uncontrolled illegal entry into this country that has to do with economics . The free handouts and the absurd sanctuary cities .That's a potential nightmare scenario for the GOP establishment: a populist outsider with unlimited resources attacking their nominee from the right in the general election, raising hell -- and attracting votes --Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton leads Bush, 50% to 44%, in a head-to-head match-up, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll out this week. But throw an independent Trump into that race, and Clinton's lead grows significantly to 46%, leaving Bush at 30%.
You see it's call in the "cards".

(***)>>In 2004, Mr. Trump said that he "identifies as a Democrat". If he runs as a third party candidate, he can get a lot of Democrat votes too. Bring it on! The GOP is not afraid at all: Hillary Clinton is a dishonest and incompetent person. Not many people are solid H. Clinton voters.(1)>> GOP .Panicked by Trump’s momentum, all the other GOP candidates — Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and George Pataki, Lindsay Graham, and Rick Perry, except Ben Carson and Ted Cruz — spend a large chunk of their respective campaign funds and press interviews denouncing Trump, giving him even more media attention. Trump joins Sarah Palin as the most polarizing Republican in living political memory. As with Palin, the GOP pragmatists who control the money, media spin and party apparatus will do everything they can to maneuver and massage the primaries and convention to ensure that Trump dies a quick political death. Donald doubled down instead of folding and didn’t suffer all that much in the polls as a weird kind of reward. Granted, his numbers would be considered positively anemic in an ordinary presidential cycle. But with 15 official Republican candidates and counting, clearly this is no ordinary presidential cycle. While front-runner Jeb! Bush holds down the top spot, for now (16.3 percent nationally, according to RealClearPolitics), the distance between No. 2 Scott Walker (10.5 percent) and Trump (6.5 percent) is only 4 percentage points, give or take – definitely within striking distance for a campaign that knows what it’s doing about six months out from the first primary. And under the Republican rules, if the debates were held tomorrow, Trump would make the cut, where his loose-cannon act could do real damage to the GOP brand in a crowded field with no clear front-runner. Which makes some wonder why The Donald’s apparently shameless, racist buffoonery has propelled him past the likes of “serious” candidates like Rick Perry (3.8 percent), Carly Fiorina (2 percent) and Lindsey Graham (1.3 percent). (2)>> at Trump Tower in New York that he said: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Immediately after those comments Republican strategists did not know whether to laugh or cry. After all, all you need do is look at the growth of the Latino population in America, assess their growing electoral importance in influencing the next presidential election, and how in the 2012 race their vote broke more or less 2:1 in favour of the Democrats, to realise that this is a group who need to be wooed and cajoled by the Republicans. But remarkably the leadership has sat on its hands, and said next to nothing. Ditto some of the other Republican candidates vying for the nomination. (3)>>Fuming boycotts.  the presidential hopeful called out Macy's — who has stopped selling his merchandise — on Twitter, saying that his fans are more loyal to him than they are to the department store chain. NBC has also ended its business relationship with the 69-year-old, and will not air Miss USA or Miss Universe.

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