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Defeating Trump, Destroying the Conservative Coalition

donald trump target 7 20 15  I am no fan of Donald Trump. As a matter of fact, none of the candidates, on the left
or the right, offer any real solutions to rolling back the tide on the progressive
take-over of most of America’s major institutions. But I digress.

What I really mean to say is, as far as the Presidential race is concerned, I don’t
have a dog in this fight. From a pragmatic perspective, however, having a
republican as President as opposed to a democrat (I would argue they’re all
progressives now) would at least buy me more time to prepare for the eventual
collapse of a system that cannot sustain itself.

Why, then, do I get so upset at the attacks on Donald Trump and his supporters? Why do I spend so much time going after the leaders in the conservative coalition who are spending so much time going after Trump and his supporters?

The latest anti-Trump assault is coming in the form of his comments, recently, about John McCain. Having listened to the now legendary comments Trump made in Ames, Iowa last week, I can say that when Trump said that he likes his heroes not to be captured that no rational person could not understand how those who have been captured could take serious umbrage with that comment.

For many other candidates, the smart thing for Trump to do would be to quickly apologize. But Trump’s very brand as a Presidential contender is that he won’t apologize. His appeal is just that, he won’t apologize. A significant portion of people in the conservative coalition are fed up with apologizing, equivocating leaders who seem more concerned with upsetting and offending progressives than actually standing up for them. A Trump apology would truly mark the end of his campaign.

If you listen to the full clip, Trump seemed to go out of his way to clarify that McCain was, in fact, a war hero. It is also clear, at least to me, that Trump made an aggressive swipe at McCain, a snark, if you will. He was obviously highly agitated at McCain’s labelling of his supports as being all ‘crazies.’

The response from many conservative leaders, however, is far worse than the inappropriate snark Trump threw at McCain. If you change some of the names, you would think you were listening to progressives ruthlessly pouncing on the smallest misstep their political opponents take.

Trump’s ill-conceived snipe at McCain is no worse than the missteps taken by all of the other GOP contenders. I won’t compile that list in this article, but if you google any GOP name and add the phrase “backlash”, you will find more than enough on your own.

Why do these conservative leaders not pounce so aggressively on other GOP candidates who made similar missteps on the campaign trail? Why are the conservative blogs and conservative news outlets not writing article after article declaring their candidacy over?

This is where I find my agitation coming into sharp focus, the WAY so many in this conservative movement are choosing to attack Donald Trump. They are acting Trump exactly like the progressives would. They are attempting to invalidate the man rather than challenge his ideas. But they are going far beyond merely taking the low road to challenge a contender, the Alinsky road, they are also applying Alinsky-like tactics to going after his supporters.

This last part is incredibly befuddling to me. I’ve gotten in dust-ups with some of these Molotov-throwing conservative leaders over this very point, with many of them expressing this sentiment, “good riddance to the Trump supporters.”

These Trump supporters aren’t democrats. They are mostly registered republicans. Some of them are registered independent. If you take a peek at the electoral map, the progressives START with a huge electoral advantage thanks to their control of a few very large ‘blue’ states. The republicans, if they are going to win in 2016, need EVERY voter they can muster to win just about every swing state if they are going to just EEK out a victory.

I am betting that these conservative leaders are banking on amnesia to keep the Trump supporters in the family come the summer of 2016. I’m betting that’s what Romney was counting on when he so aggressively alienated Sarah Palin and her supporters at the republican convention in 2012. It didn’t work out for Romney then, and I doubt it will work out for this conservative coalition in 2016.

These conservative leaders are continuing their slash and burn campaign against Donald Trump and his supporters. I see regular calls from these leaders for Trump to withdraw from the race and for his supporters to just shut up and go away. Even Rick Perry, who isn’t even polling high enough to get on the debate stage, is calling for Trump to immediately withdraw from the race.

Rick Perry is currently under indictment while he’s running for office. Yes, it is a political witch hunt, but, he should mind applying purist standards to candidates when he himself fails to meet those purist standards. Let’s not go back and revisit his epic fails from the 2012 season.

This ruthlessness aimed at Trump, and especially at his supporters, is simply bad strategy. The leaders in this movement who are partaking in this tactic are disqualifying themselves from leadership. They have allowed themselves to be swept by their emotions, leading many others down the emotional path of self-destruction, rather than thinking like generals trying to win a war.

They are willing to destroy everyone and everything within this coalition to win this battle, a battle being fought not with progressives, but with the coalition. They may yet win this battle, they may destroy Trump and pave the way for their candidate of choice to win the nomination, but they will lose the war.

Looking back at this period of time, the children of these leaders will ask their parents, “What did you do to stop the progressives from destroying the republic?” Their only answer can be, I helped destroy the coalition that could resist them.

ADDENDUM:  My next article will be about how to challenge Trump without destroying the coalition.  I also want to add that while the actions of these conservative leaders right now invalidate them, all can be quickly forgiven if they turn away from this self-defeating tactic and go back to being real generals of a coalition and not clique warriors defending their personal turf.

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How the GOP Committed Suicide by Rabidly Defending Their Enemy, McCain

The saying goes- the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
With the GOP, it’s this- My mortal enemy, who is also my friend’s enemy, is my friend because I don’t agree with my friend a hundred percent of the time.
Good strategy, for your mortal enemy.

Nuking one another over leftist agit prop, coming to the aid of a man who hates you and wants to destroy you. Winning.
You are all doing it wrong. This is war, not high school drama in the cafeteria.
If you’re not a part of the solution….

Fact Check: The Washington Post on Donald Trump and John McCain by sattkisson on July 18, 2015 in Fact Check, News Leave a comment [Above…
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I don’t even support Donald Trump and I’m sick of the nuke agents. Hillary 2016 thanks to folks like you.

I might vote for Donald Trump just to tick off the idiots… Yes… IDIOTS doing the work for the progressive cause. Grow up kids and fight the freaking war!
Amateurs. Rank amateurs. And I don’t trust ANY of you!

I don’t know why I even care. I’m not a Trump fan. Maybe it’s just hard looking at all the stupid from people who should know better.
Little, petty privateers.
Let the whole thing collapse already.
If only progressives were this inept. Then we’d have no government to worry about at all. That would actually be wonderful.

This just in…. There is no coalition to oppose the progressives. Just privateers fighting over a slot on red eye or to be a token conservative on MSNBC.

GOP activists don’t want to win THE war, they want to win THEIR war. Shame on the self-defeating, suicidal among you.

But do write articles, create memes, spend resources, energy defending him.
The GOP. The kind of political opposition I’d want to face. Always a winnable war against that crew.

It wasn’t just the Obama Regime and the Democrats who were scheming with the Obama IRS to attack the freedom-loving, Constitution-supporting Tea Party…
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Trump’s Social Media Army Crushes All Others

What I’m noticing about Trump’s McCain comments is they haven’t hurt the support I have seen from my friends who already supported him.
The comments, however, seem to have riled up, even more than they already were, my friends that didn’t support Trump before.
What’s interesting, and should be of great concern to any GOP effort to take the White House in 2016, is this pattern seems to follow for all of the candidates.
Every time someone finds some ‘dirt’ on a candidate, whether the progressives found it or conservatives did (the conservatives are doing a great job destroying candidates all on their own), or every time a candidate stumbles, the supporters make excuses, are not swayed,while the detractors add more vitriol.
I’ve seen people unfriend people on Facebook, conservatives, because their candidate is being eviscerated by one of their ‘friends.’
For my part, I won’t be eviscerating candidates, though I will share stories that are sometimes negative about candidates. I also won’t be unfriending anyone because of their candidate of choice in the GOP primary.
Whoever is left standing at the end may find a less than enthusiastic coalition to push them into the White House. It happened in 2008. It was even more acute in 2012, and, so far, in the 2016 season, it’s even more pronounced this time.
Meanwhile, while Sanders is making a show of things, and Tax the Rain Man O’Malley hasn’t even made a ripple, the democrats stand pretty much consolidated around a candidate who, even by their purist progressive standards, is hardly the ideal candidate.
Progressives seem to understand what war is, conservatives do not.
The privateer armies continue to fight their own war against the progressives, and other conservatives (even more aggressively than they fight the progressives), while the progressive army is already disciplining and preparing its troops for the real battle in the summer of 2016.

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Challenging Trump without Trashing his Supporters

I do not care for Donald Trump. I understand his appeal. He is, to America, what Putin is to Russia, a guy who will totally represent for America’s interests.
If you recall, when Putin first started butting heads with Obama, he was practically a hero to the right.
I confess to feeling that seductive pull myself.. Finally, someone who defied the King.
Trump is tapping into an authentic rage in America, for good or for ill.
The fact that he is now in a plural tie with Bush is an indication that no candidate has galvanized a broad base of support.
No candidate, before Trump, has tapped into that fed up crowd that just wants to see a victory, both at the polls and on the world stage.
We should be careful not to slash and burn those Trump supporters. We can talk about why Trump is not, should not be their guy, without unnecessarily trashing either Trump or, more importantly, his supporters.

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Thoughts on the Imploding Conservative Coalition

Slash and burn politics of the right. Whatever you feel about Donald Trump, going around slamming his supporters, calling for an intervention, certainty isn’t going to endear them to you.
Why should I be surprised?
While the left makes war, the right plays gotcha games against its own.
So utterly fed up with you conservatives. You deserve to lose.

Soldiers, not petty fools.
Warriors, not political play pals.
Man up. Woman up. Find your unity and fight.
Or else get the proverbial out of my way
Some of us have real work to do.

If you have a child, and you see what’s unfolding in this nation, and you choose to walk away, you choose to destroy your competition, you choose to build your blog or your personal brand name, you choose to attack everyone who doesn’t quite meet your conditions of purity, when this whole thing collapses, and something even more vile, even more oppressive emerges, you remember, as your child’s dreams are destroyed, as some of them wind up as political prisoners, that you chose to play games instead of to stand and fight.
There is a wide coalition of liberty out there. We need to stop playing games and start waging WAR!

What would a right of center army look like on the battlefield?
There would be numerous private armies launching uncoordinated attacks.
When one private army started to get some headway, other private armies would destroy it because THEY want to be THE center right army.
The top leaders would spend more effort building up their blogs and maneuvering to get on the media circuit than actually engaging the enemy.
I’m DONE with this loser army.
My daughter is 10. You cowards and fools are NO help.
I will walk with anyone, work with anyone who upholds the basic standards of liberty, who pledges to leave other people alone and battle anyone, from the left OR the right, that fails to live up to that simple standard.
There is a coalition of liberty. I think many of you on the right aren’t in that coalition, either because of your beliefs, or the games you play for your own short term gains.

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