Note: For Politico this story serves a dual purpose; they get to attack Trump AND the GOP Establishment simultaneously!
Oh, well... off we go!
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John Kasich has attacked Donald Trump relentlessly in debates and now his super PAC is planning to invest $2.5 million in the most aggressive takedown of the poll leader yet — on behalf of an increasingly anxious GOP establishment.
* JOHN KASICH...
The attack, according to a blueprint shared with POLITICO...
* OF COURSE THE KASICH/BUSH/RINO COALITION "SHARED" WITH POLITICO...
...will play out over the next two months on radio, TV, mail and online in New Hampshire. Strategists with the pro-Kasich group, called New Day for America, say the budget for the anti-Trump campaign is likely to grow.
* THE BIGGER THE BUDGET, THE MORE DOLLARS THAT GO TO THE "CONSULTANTS"... TO THOSE "ON THE PAYROLL." FOLKS... THIS IS ABOUT LEGAL EMBEZZLEMENT AS WELL AS ABOUT IDEOLOGY AND POLITICS. FOLLOW THE MONEY... ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY...
The offensive comes as some in the GOP are beginning to plot how to combat the real estate mogul and entertainer, who many are convinced would essentially deliver the White House to Democrats if he were the nominee.
* OH, PLEEEASE! IF POLITICO BELIEVED THAT THEY WOULDN'T BE RUNNING THIS STORY - THEY'D BE PUSHING THE TRUMP CANDIDACY!
In launching the effort, the group hopes to position Kasich, who has lagged in the Republican contest and is searching for momentum, as a central Trump antagonist.
* YEAH... I SUPPOSE THAT'S ONE WORD FOR IT...
“We will be the tip of the spear against Trump,” said Matt David, a spokesman for the super PAC.
* BETCHA THAT IF I WERE TO LOOK INTO EXACTLY WHO THIS MATT DAVID GUY IS... I'D FIND HE'S A SCUMBAG.
Rather than go after Trump for his business dealings or his past support for liberal causes, as some of his opponents have tried to do, the super PAC will depict Trump as someone who would be a deeply ineffective commander-in-chief and ill-suited for the demands of the Oval Office.
* JUST THE OPPOSITE, FOLKS; MANAGEMENT IS UNDENIABLY ONE OF TRUMP'S STRONG SUITS!
Fred Davis, the group’s colorful Hollywood-based ad-maker who is best-known for producing the “Demon Sheep” ad in the 2010 California Senate race, is working on a pair of anti-Trump TV ads. The commercials, David said, are designed to “accelerate what we believe would be buyers’ remorse” that would arise from a Trump presidency.
* YEAH. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!
* MY GUESS? TRUMP WILL SIMPLY PARODY KASICH'S COMMERCIALS TO DEVASTATING EFFECT.
The group’s first volley came Thursday, when it released an ad that pictured the billionaire side by side with President Barack Obama. “On the job training for president does not work,” says the ad, which invokes last week’s tragic Paris terrorist attacks. The group is currently spending about $600,000 to air the commercial, though David said more airtime is being purchased.
* REALLY? THAT'S THEIR FIRST SALVO...?!?! (HOW MANY PHOTOS OF KASICH - AND BUSH - WITH OBAMA AND CLINTON... AND OTHER LEFTISTS... DO YOU THINK EXIST? SERIOUSLY... HOW STUPID ARE THESE NITWITS?!)
For all the nervousness about Trump’s candidacy, however, few in the GOP have directed resources toward defeating him. Prominent Republican groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Karl Rove-founded American Crossroads...
* PROMINENT RINO GROUPS...
...have not spent any money against Trump.
In September and the beginning of October, the Club for Growth, an anti-tax group, spent $1 million to air a pair of TV commercials in Iowa that criticized the front-runner. The group has not done any since.
Yet with the Iowa caucuses just a little more than two months away, and with Trump still riding high, the calculus may be changing. This week, as top party operatives and donors...
* AKA: SCUMBAGS.
...gathered in Las Vegas for the Republican Governors Association meeting, many contributors privately expressed unease about Trump’s consistent lead in early state and national polling.
Trump responded to the news by lashing out at Kasich on Twitter.
* "LASHING OUT..."
"I want to do negative ads on John Kasich, but he is so irrelevant to the race that I don’t want to waste my money," Trump wrote in one tweet.
(*LAUGHING OUT LOUD*)
In launching the campaign, the pro-Kasich group says it is responding to money players who are eager to take Trump's campaign down.
* "MONEY PLAYERS..."