And amidst all that is the story from The Politico. It’s by Alex Isenstadt, and what this is is a pro-Kasich super PAC is on a mission to take down Trump once and for all. And again they’ve leaked all this to The Politico. Here are the details. “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. The attack, according to a blueprint shared with Politico –” They haven’t even leaked it. They shared it with them. “The attack 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 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. 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. ‘We will be the tip of the spear against Trump,’ said Matt David, a spokesman for the super PAC.
“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.
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.” So they’re readying ads out there at the Kasich PAC, super PAC that will be showing people regretting they voted for Trump at a mysterious time post-Trump inauguration.
“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. For all the nervousness about Trump’s candidacy, however, few in the GOP have directed resources toward defeating him.” By the way, that’s bogus. I mean, in each of the first two debates we heard how this Republican faction or that was assigned to take Trump out. Maybe they mean this is the first serious expenditure of money. “Republican groups such as the Chamber of Commerce –” really? The Chamber of Commerce is a Republican group still? Who would have thought. Yeah. Here we go.
“Prominent Republican groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Karl Rove-founded … American Crossroads, both establishment vehicles, have not spent any money against Trump.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 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.” (laughing) Trump responded to the news.
Well, anyway, so there you have it, the GOP — and I can’t find the companion story here. I thought I printed it out. Here it is. It’s a Breitbart story and the headline is pretty indicative here. It says the GOP admits it can’t raise money to defeat Trump. “GOP Establishment Operative Can’t Get Donors for Anti-Trump Super PAC.”
Now, this is not New Hampshire, this is South Carolina, this is a whole different super PAC. This is not the Kasich super PAC. Apparently the Kasich super PAC have got no trouble here getting money. Or maybe they’ve already got the money. They’re just allocating how they’re gonna spend it. This story says this.
“On Tuesday, in an unwitting and probably grudging admission that Donald Trump’s power is not going to erode any time soon, Politico published an article acknowledging that efforts by Katon Dawson, the former chairman of the South Carolina GOP, to form a super PAC for the express purpose of derailing Trump have found no donors willing to commit. Dawson acknowledged, ‘I specifically did not find the right donor to get me to go to that effort.’ The GOP establishment, befuddled at Trump’s resilience, expressed confidence that Ben Caron’s discomfort in answering foreign policy questions –” Oh, did you hear what Carson said? They’re all over him, too.
Yeah, he was talking about Syrian refugees and others at this moment in time, he said, “If you had a rabid dog in the neighborhood, what would you do?” And so they’re now running around saying that Carson compared Syrian refugees to rabid dogs. And again everybody knows that’s not what he meant. If he was comparing anybody to rabid dogs, he’s talking about these terrorists that just wantonly kill like a rabid dog does. But these are the broad base generalizations and assumptions the media is only too happy to make about Republicans.