The long Labor Day weekend is traditionally a slow news period but you can rest assured that he war on Trump will be flogged fast and furiously in the media. Days after the Donald affixed his famous signature to RNC boss Reince Priebus’s Stalinist loyalty pledge, the big money players who stand to lose the most are huddling and getting their strategy together on how to finally drive a stake through the troublesome outsiders’s heart.
First and foremost among them is the Club for Growth, a prominent money mill that advocates for limited government and lower taxes. Don’t let the “free market” horseshit fool you though because those lower taxes don’t translate into anything that helps ordinary Americans, only the big money special interests aka tax chiselers and crony capitalists. Fellow GOP candidate Mike Huckabee once crossed them by calling them the “club for greed” and now Trump has become public enemy number one for laying into the group on Twitter earlier this week.
Now that it’s personal, the Club for Growth is getting ready to spend millions to take down Trump and it isn’t the only group either. As reported by the damned liberal New York Times in the story “Talk in G.O.P. Turns to a Stop Donald Trump Campaign”:
Republican strategists and donors have assembled focus groups to test negative messages about Mr. Trump. They have amassed dossiers on his previous support for universal health care and higher taxes. They have even discussed the creation of a “super PAC” to convince conservatives that Mr. Trump is not one of them.
But the mammoth big-money network assembled by Republicans in recent years is torn about how best to defuse the threat Mr. Trump holds for their party, and haunted by the worry that any concerted attack will backfire.
The Club for Growth, which has spent millions of dollars on feisty intraparty campaigns attacking Republican candidates who deviate from conservative economic orthodoxy, appears closest to moving against Mr. Trump, soliciting advice from among its members and researching potential lines of attack.
The group helped torpedo the populist presidential bid of Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, in 2008, and has long been a thorn in the side of Republican leaders — making it, many Republicans believe, a credible foil to Mr. Trump.
Given the coming onslaught of disinformation, smears and attack ads that will be directed at Trump starting next week it is natural that the Club for Growth would be leading the way, especially since they are bundling funds (money laundering) for his top five rivals Jeb!, Rubio, Walker, Cruz and Paul.
The Washington Post also reports on how the money is already being harvested for the demonization of the Donald in the story “Top conservative group courts donors for anti-Trump ad campaign”:
Officials with the Club for Growth — a prominent anti-tax group that frequently targets Republicans it deems not conservative enough — said Friday that the organization began reaching out to its network of donors in recent weeks to help fund an anti-Trump ad blitz. The organization’s super PAC arm, Club for Growth Action, would run the ads, the group said.
The organization has long made clear that it is no fan of Trump and has feuded with the GOP candidate as he has risen in the polls.
“What we’ve said to our members is that ‘Trump is a liability to the future of the nation,’ and we’ve asked them for support for Club for Growth Action to get that message out,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh said in a statement to The Washington Post. “We’re also doing research, like we do on candidates, into his economic policy positions. At this point, we haven’t taken anything off the table – be it TV ads or any other means – to expose Trump as not being an economic conservative, and as actually being the worst kind of politician.”
Trump has to this point survived everything that the establishment could throw at him but that was before he made the grave miscalculation that could finally lead to his demise by signing the Priebus oath. Now that there is no longer any fear that he will tell the Republican party to go fuck itself and run as an independent the mission to destroy him will soon take on the fervor of a holy war. The sad thing for America is that according to a recent poll Trump would beat Hillary Clinton in the general election but it’s not as much about winning as it is about preserving the corrupt system that Trump has done so much to expose since he threw his hat into the ring.