Tony Lee writing in Breitbart
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Donald Trump’s ability to remain the undisputed GOP frontrunner in December even though he has hardly spent any money on traditional television advertising that enriches consultants in the permanent political class...
...is why he represents an “existential threat” to the established political order.
* THANK YOU, DONALD TRUMP!
In the newest CNN/ORC poll that was released Friday, Trump has a commanding 20-point lead, which reportedly marks “Trump’s highest support and widest lead since he first announced his candidacy.”
Trump may indeed be establishing a blueprint that other candidates could follow in the future to put many in the stale permanent political class — many of whom are career mercenaries who care more about using politics to line their pockets than the interests of the candidates they purportedly support — out of business.
* THINK... "TEAM BUSH."
Trump mocked Jeb Bush...
* SPEAK OF THE DEVIL!
...this week on the campaign trail in Georgia for wasting millions on television ads that have not helped the former Florida governor’s flailing poll numbers and campaign.
* BUT... LARGE PERCENTAGES OF THOSE MILLIONS STUCK TO THE STICKY FINGERS OF BUSH OPERATIVES...
NBC News reported this week that Trump has spent the least amount of money ($227,000) on television commercials during this election cycle.
* TRUMP LOOKS BETTER AND BETTER ALL THE TIME...
Even more astonishing is the fact that establishment GOP candidates Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, and Sen. Marco Rubio have an 18-1 advantage on television ads than the three outsider/non-politician candidates that are leading in nearly every poll — Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Dr. Ben Carson.
*STANDING OVATION FOR ALL THREE MEN!
* BY THE WAY... WHY ARE WE EVEN TALKING ABOUT CHRISTIE AND KASICH?
Bush, who tops the list, registered just 3% in the latest CNN/ORC poll.
(*NOW STANDING ON A CHAIR APPLAUDING*)
According to NBC News, here is how much each candidate and their allies have spent to date on television ads:
Team Bush: $28.9 million
Team Rubio: $10.6 million
Team Clinton: $9.7 million
Team Kasich: $8 million
Team Christie: $6.4 million
Team Sanders: $4.9 million
Team Carson: $2 million
* FRIGGIN' AMAZING, HUH?
* BUSH REALLY SHOULD SHOOT HIMSELF IN THE HEAD. (WHAT A COMPLETE WASTE OF OXYGEN...)
* AND KASICH AND CHRISTIE...
(*JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)
* AND NOW... THE "UNDER $1 MILLION CLUB" MEMBERS:
Team Paul: $869,000
Team Cruz: $665,000
Team Trump: $217,000
In an October piece that Newsweek picked up, the Hoover Institution’s Alvin Rabushka argued that the real reason the political establishment hates Trump is because of his ability to succeed without the “political election industry.”
“You see, it’s not so much that he is running as a Republican that frightens the political establishment,” Rabuska wrote. “It fears that if he wins, others could seek office in the same way. A Trump victory threatens to put the political industry out of business as it is now.”
* GOD... BLESS... DONALD... TRUMP...!!!
* FOLKS... I'VE GOT PLENTY OF PROBLEMS WITH TRUMP... BUT THERE'S SIMPLY NO DENYING THAT HIS CANDIDACY IS GOOD FOR AMERICA!
Rabushka wrote that “the political election industry is a multibillion dollar enterprise” and “its ranks include the following: Consultants. Coaches. Handlers. Ad Producers. Focus Groups. Media Pundits. Donors. Lobbyists."
He pointed out that “the industry is used to dominating presidential elections” and “it is the go-to crowd that determines who deserves to be a candidate, win each party’s nomination and ultimately secure the presidency.
The industry regards itself as uniquely qualified to determine who is qualified to participate in the political process.”
* THESE PEOPLE ARE SCUM!
Rabushka observed that Trump “has come under a withering barrage of criticism” for bypassing this “club.”
How dare he intrude in the “club?” How dare he campaign for the presidency without the blessing of the “club?” … How dare he expose his critics? How dare he use social media to bypass the political industry? How dare he draw large, enthusiastic crowds? How dare he speak the language of the American people instead of the prepped, canned language of the political class?
How did Claudius become emperor of Rome? After the assassination of Caligula, the Praetorian Guard anointed Claudius emperor. “Why,” asked Claudius? “Because,” said the head of the Guard,” without an emperor, there is no need for the Praetorian Guard. Without traditional candidates like Clinton, Bush, Kasich, Huckabee, Christie, Santorum, Pataki and others, there is no need for the Political Establishment’s Praetorian Guard. Trump threatens to undermine the political establishment order of things.
* GOD... BLESS... TRUMP...!!!
This week, David Frum, the former George W. Bush speechwriter, Tweeted that Trump poses an “existential” threat because he is “challenging the rule of money over the GOP.”
Carson is wacky, but Trump is challenging the rule of money over the GOP. The first is unsettling; the latter, an existential threat.
* YA KNOW WHO PRESENTS AN "EXISTENTIAL THREAT" TO AMERICA? FOLKS LIKE DAVID FRUM!
The New York Times recently noted that Trump’s “ability to command media attention and reach voters without depleting his campaign funds is just the latest example of the way that his campaign has upended the conventional approach candidates have used to communicate with voters.” The Times pointed out that Trump has also been “effective in using social media to attack his rivals, and many of his acrid and controversial quips on Twitter are rebroadcast by traditional news media outlets.”
It is then not surprising that one of Trump’s fiercest and most notorious critics on the airwaves this election cycle has been GOP establishment consultant Rick Wilson, who even declared that the donor class must “go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump.”
* TRUMP SHOULD SPEND A FEW BUCKS DIGGING UP DIRT ON THIS WILSON CHARACTER AND EXPOSING HIM FOR THE PIECE OF $HIT HE UNDOUBTEDLY IS.
But big-time GOP establishment donors like Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers have been reluctant to take on Trump.
* THEY DIDN'T GET RICH BY BEING STUPID.
One “major donor to a Trump rival” told Time that it would be a waste of money to take on Trump because “your 30-second spot can’t trump” his ability to go over the heads of the mainstream media and the “GOP smart set” or what Rabushka labeled as the “political election industry.”
* THE DUMB SET, MORE LIKE IT! THE STUPID SET! THE FRIGGIN' UNPRINCIPLED IDIOT SET!