Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Triggers for a Massive Establishment Attack on Trump

Byron York at the Washington Examiner writes:
This weekend was an inflection point in the Republican presidential race — a moment in which some significant part of the GOP establishment came out of denial and realized Donald Trump might well become their party's nominee.
"The Republican establishment, for the first time, is saying, off the record, this guy can win," noted Joe Scarborough on MSNBC Monday morning. "I've heard that from everybody. I don't hear anybody saying he can't win the nomination anymore."
That doesn't mean Republicans have made their peace with a Trump victory. On the contrary — some are preparing to do whatever it takes to bring him down. Which could lead to an extraordinary scenario in which GOP stalwarts go to war to destroy their own party's likely nominee....
The triggers for the anti-Trump onslaught would likely be: 1) if next month arrives with Trump still in the lead, and 2) if Trump begins airing his own ads. "Once that starts, you'll see a lot of people saying we've waited long enough," notes McIntosh.


  1. If the establishment is truly against something, they completely ignore it.

  2. Trump is taunting them and reaching out to a growing voter demographic by touching the 9-11 third rail ever so slightly by saying W. "was warned in advance it would happen" and the attack "occurred on his watch." His words were cleverly chosen and, in some respects, play along with the official narrative but they do attack the very faulty notion that gets parroted about W., that he kept the country safe or some such nonsense. This keeps the heat on Jebby who has reacted predictably.

  3. I can't believe he can win without Fox News. Republicans love that channel. It tells them what to think.

  4. It seems that the conservative establishment doesn't get through their heads that attacking Trump only makes him stronger. Even Killary knows that attacking Sanders only helps Sanders.

  5. What's the problem? Let him win, then take him in the back room on his first day of office and show him the video of the Kennedy assassination. "Any questions?"