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Friday, April 15, 2016
Is Donald Trump Preparing His Withdrawal?
"The system, folks, is rigged! It's a rigged, disgusting, dirty system."
Welcome to the newest Donald Trump campaign strategy, or perhaps the launch of his exit strategy. Still hot under the collar from getting his unprepared, unorganized butt kicked last Saturday by Ted Cruz, who snagged all 34 Colorado delegates in that state's GOP convention, Trump is starting to sound like a man who's finally found the right excuse to get the hell out of politics, a "dirty" business he got into only to feed his rapacious id and have some fun for a few months.
But little did Trump know that he'd become the clear front runner by awakening the "silent majority," those mad-as-hell-and-I'm-not-gonna-take-it-anymore blue-collar white dudes who misguidedly think the best candidate to fix the broken, inequitable system they feel screwed them all these years is the Ivory Tower billionaire who's exploited that very same system to become rich and powerful beyond their wildest dreams....all the while bankrupting businesses, hiring undocumented workers and refusing to support a $15/hour minimum wage increase.
"The economy is rigged, the banking system is rigged, there's a lot of things that are rigged in this world of ours," a shrill Trump ranted at his Albany, NY rally this week. "Rules are no good when you don't get Democracy. The rules are no good when they don't count your vote....when you have to play dirty tricks to pick up delegates!"
Trump's latest salvo puts the blame of his Colorado loss not on his ineptitude and ground-game deficiency, but squarely on an allegedly corrupt process that disenfranchised voters and stole his delegates. A process, mind you, that Cruz seemed to understand and capitalize on quite well.
Which fits nicely into a future narrative of, 'I could be president, I would've been president, but the corrupt Republican establishment's backroom brokers changed the rules so I couldn't win. I'm outta here!'
This would be followed by lawsuits against the GOP, individual states and the U.S. government. And as a final kick in RNC Chairman Reince Priebus's balls, Trump would announce a last-minute independent candidacy, all but assuring a Hillary Clinton landslide in November. A scenario which, by the way, fits my narrative of a secret conspiracy by Trump to help Madam Secretary get elected.
It should be noted, however, that even Trump doesn't believe his own "rigged system" conspiracy. "I'm not complaining about the states I won...those are ok!," Trump smugly boasted. That's been Trump's mantra from day-one: 'When I win, it's great. When I lose, it's everyone else's fault.'
Posted by The Ostroy Report at 8:38 AM
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Andy, like you, this has been my take on the Trump run from the beginning. He got into this for a lark and little did he, or anyone else , think it would get this far. He loves the spot light and with his money he could do as he liked. When it got to this point he must be thinking, ‘Holly crap I really don’t want this White House gig so how do I get out of it?’ Well here is his chance, he’ll run as a “turd party” candidate knowing full well he’ll give it to Hillary. It will muck up the whole Republican party and he will still be in the news for a long, long time.
If and that is a BIG if he does win the nomination he will make such outlandish statements that will make sure he doesn’t get elected. I he did win the White House, just think, he would have to reveal ALL of his businesses and wealth and more than likely put them in some type of holdings. This we KNOW he does not want to happen.
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