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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Trump doubles down on losing

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Donald Trump on the attack.
Donald Trump on the attack.

Win or lose — and most believe now he will lose badly — Donald Trump declared he will not change his contradictory and questionable campaign style and will finish his faltering campaign as himself.

Trump Tuesday shoved campaign chairman Paul Manafort aside and turned to ex-banker and Breitbart News boss Stephen Bannon to become his “campaign CEO” and pollster Kellyanne Conway as campaign manager.

“I’ve known both of them for a long time,” Trump said early Wednesday.  “They’re terrific people, they’re winners, they’re champs and we need to win.”

Like Trump, Bannon has no campaign experience.  He’s a former Goldman Sachs banker, a movie producer whose film, “Sweetwater” was described by Hollywood Reporter as a “venal loony bin” and a loud cheerleader for anything Donald Trump says or wants.

“Looks like Trump wants to go down in a showbiz climax,” said a longtime Republican consultant Wednesday.

Conway is, at least, has some campaign experience but has never run a campaign.  She worked on the losing 2013 Presidential campaign of disgraced Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and is close to Trump running mate Mike Pence.

“She knows how to lose,” said one Republican who has worked with her.  “Maybe her role will be to prepare Trump for this loss.”

Conway has told confidants she will look for ways to reach out to women and suburban voters for Trump.

Bannon’s connection with the extreme right-wing Breitbart News will not comfort Republicans who are deserting Trump in record numbers.  The “news” operation  is opposed to just about anything House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McDonnell supports.

While Manafort remains part of the Trump campaign, his role is sharply reduced and he is not a fan of Bannon.  Bannon, however, is close to fired former campaign boss Corey Lewandowski,, now a CNN commentator who remains an adviser close to Trump.

Others close to Trump says he is bitter about efforts to “box him in” or prevent him from “letting me be me” and turning to Bannon means a full return to his no-holds-barred, off-the-cuff style that many feel has accelerated his sharp drop in polls after the Republican and Democratic nominating conventions.

Latest polls show Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead expanding both on the national level and in all “battleground” states like Virginia, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Turning to Bannon could hasten a loss of remaining support to Trump from the Republican National Committee.  A growing number of Republican elected and appointed officials as well as major donors urge the RNC to cut Trump off from financial or other support and concentrate instead on House and Senate races where losses could change control.

They’re more than willing to let Trump go down his self-destructive path but they don’t want to see that debacle hurt the GOP Congressional races.

Some feel it is too late.  The party’s devastating alliance with Donald Trump will cost Republicans a lot more than just the Presidency.

It strips out the soul of a party that dates back to Abraham Lincoln.

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16 thoughts on “Trump doubles down on losing”

  1. Trump a cheat, liar, dishonest, dishonest about being dishonest, lies to cover his dishonesty, and dishonestly cheats people by lying and being dishonest.

  2. “and most believe now he will lose badly”

    How many of these predicted Trump would win the Republican primary before it started? And how many of these predicted Brexit would succeed before it did?

    In other words, how many of those who believe he will lose badly have actually put in some effort to discern actual voter sentiment and have some track record of forecasting success?

  3. I’m hoping and praying DONALD stays on message, because if he does and I’m counting on him to do just that he’s going to go down to defeat in a historical landslide and maybe take the Senate and house Republican majorities with him.

  4. Hillary Clinton is the most reprehensible democratic party presidential candidate in this nation’s history, and she is probably going to win the election and go on to become the most reprehensible president in this nation’s history.

    • Walter-You’ve drunk the Kool Aid that the rw media has spoon feeding you for the last 30 years regarding Hillary Clinton. I would suggest that you do some research (on your own) and if possible, engage in some independent thinking. For 30 years the GOP has been vilifying Hillary for anything and everything, created “scandals” that she’s “responsible” for, and there have been no smoking guns of consequence. Grow up, and get your news from other sources than the rw, and try your hardest to be objective.

      • There is that whole ‘innocent until proven guilty’ thing going on, and investigation after investigation after investigation with the entire power of the U.S. Congress behind each of them (and several million of your money) has found nothing.

        Not that the ‘shoot first, aim later’ crowd is really good at that whole innocence thingy.

        J.

  5. The orange man Donald Trump can not win the Presidential Election when his primary voter is limited to white gun loving rednecks and white right-wing nut jobs who are mostly men.

    On the other hand Hillary Clinton has the majority of the White Women, African America, Hispanic, Asian and Muslim voters.

    Trump is going to go down in history as a loser!

    Believe me, OK!

  6. So, anybody remember Breitbart? The Internet news service, who’s reporter received a lifetime ban by Twitter for his smarmy review of Ghostbusters II, which elicited such outrage from Breitbart on First Amendment grounds.

    They banned me for posting this:

    Trump believes you’re ridiculous, and you don’t deserve to be taken seriously. He wants your votes, of course, and he panders to you, and your whims, as necessary, to get them. But, he really thinks you are complete idiots. Just as Putin sees him as a “useful idiot,” so he sees you.
    Of course, you don’t want to believe it. You certainly don’t want to believe me, some lefty, liberal, Democrat, but it’s true. Remember, belief isn’t truth, no matter how so very much you wish it so. But, by the same token, truth is not always believed, even by those that see it right under their noses.

    And, you might ask, how do I know this? Well, I listen to his words. And hear them.
    In his recent speech, where he, not so subtly, called for you to assassinate Hillary, what did he call you?

    He called you “those second amendment people.”

    Think about it. You’re them. When he says something like “…get a load of those Bernie or Bust people,” is he being complimentary? Of course not, and you know it. He’s calling them a bunch of idiots. Useful idiots, as they pull votes from Clinton, but idiots all the same. Them.
    Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. It isn’t just people who are passionate about their Second Amendment rights that he despises and disrespects. It’s all the voters that can be fooled into voting for him. Even if they oppose everything you hold dear, he wants their votes, no matter what it takes. Trump couldn’t care less about constitutional amendments, or constitutional law, or laws in general. He cares about Trump. And Trump’s above the law. He can ask a foreign intelligence service to hack his opponent’s emails, or even ask his supporters to murder her, and he gets away with it. So, why should he care?

    But remember, when he says that all he has to do is mention “the wall,” when you’re getting bored during a speech, or that he could murder someone and “not lose a single vote,” he’s talking about you, his “useful idiots.”

    Think about it.

    Now, let’s see those tax returns.

      • I’m thinking that Trump will weasel his way out of the debates, as Hillary will wipe the floor with him. And when she gets twice as many electoral votes as Trump, please don’t despair too much. Although you and those like you will keep voting against your interests, the Dems will save your sorry a$$, like we’ve done in the past.

        • “I’m thinking that Trump will weasel his way out of the debates,”

          Really? In that case, I will bet you $1000 he will show up and debate Hillary at least twice. Care to put money where your mouth is?

          • I really don’t have the money like you . But with his new campaign heads, he may be obligated to show up. It may not be a wise political move just because he doesn’t have Hillary’s experience, and I’m sure she’s aware of the nuances needed to deal with the individual foreign politicians. Regardless, if he does agree to debate, I’m sure that they’ll be the most widely viewed and best debates ever. I promise, OK? I’ll keep this post up as I’m sure you’ll have something to say in case there aren’t any debates. And if there aren’t, I’m sure Trump will figure out a way that it will be the Dems/Hillary’s fault.

            • If he doesn’t show up to debate, his campaign is over. To suggest he put in all this time, effort and money just to bail out on something he can do easily is one of the most absurd claims about Trump I have seen. I could see him walk away from a third debate like a boss if he dominates the first couple of debates, but what you suggest is completely out of character. If Trump was going to tuck his tail between his legs and run, it would have happened a long time ago. And yes, I am also saving this page for future reference.

              • Didn’t Bob Dole not have to debate? If I remember my political history correctly, the GOP pulled their support of him and he didn’t get to debate. Could be wrong though. I am actually looking forward to any debates between Trump and Hillary. He’s going to have a lot of homework to do!

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