Flip the Flippin GOPers

Ok folks, it’s been a blast. The ‘never, ever, ever, blessed ever and I mean I’m serious never Trump’ movement is dead! Thankfully!!!

Donald J. Trump ran an unconventional outsider campaign against both major political parties, those who fund them and their media partners in crime. Using this unique never before tried strategy, he won overwhelmingly with more primary votes received than any previous GOP candidate despite facing 16 opponents including some with tens of millions to spend. But there are still a few in denial who refuse to accept this outcome.

Amazingly those who predicted his demise many times while scoffing at the potential of him winning the GOP nomination now want to critique his campaign capabilities as if they know better. Consultants with less than stellar track records like Mike Murphy (the $100 million dollar man who secured 3 delegates for Jeb Bush at a cost of over $35M each), Stuart Stevens and Steve Schmidt lament daily on the state of Trump’s GOP. These same ‘experts’ enriched themselves supporting no chance candidates for years using old, pathetically stale defensive campaign tactics leading to landslide losses and a demoralized party. Actually I guess it makes sense why guys like these 3 constantly criticize the victor as Trump’s use of low cost social media diminishes the need for high cost out of touch consultants like them. This is a good thing!

Face it folks, Trump earned this nomination in the face of more media scrutiny than most if not all previous candidates. Instead of backing down as most do when challenged, he took the fight to the media as no other candidate in recent memory. He and his family went all in to achieve this political victory which is no small thing for a group that previously never sought political office. It is a significant accomplishment that should be studied by forward thinking campaign operatives preparing for future campaigns where social media allows candidates the inexpensive ability to be competitive without need for big donors.

So to all you GOPers like Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Ted Cruz and Mitt Romney among others, time to flip your support to Trump. No more disparaging columns, no more attacks on his character, no more whining, you lost. Republicans have 3 months to build on the Trump movement in order to ensure a big victory come November. The alternative is where your never, ever activities should now be directed.

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edatlanta
edatlanta

lol.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Yes, let’s get on board! Celebrate the craven, the crass! Bullies are back! Greed is good! Blacks, women and Mexicans get on board too (but in the back)!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Agree totally, Bart. Trump won fair and square. The losers? Get over it. The privacy and protection afforded by the voting booth curtain will surprise us all with the results on Election Day.

John Konop
John Konop

Obviously the majority of people are upset with the current system via the support for Trump and Sanders. Not sure how it plays in the fall, but even with all the negative, relentless attacks on Trump, in the media from right and left, the election is tight. Both sides better work on solving issues over politics as usual, or the blow back from voters, will get worse the next cycle.

Charlie
Charlie

Well….maybe this will tamp down some of the speculation that Bart is here to ghost write for me.

Davo65
Davo65

Why is he here? Contributing, that is…instead of below the byline with the rest of us opinionated dregs?

This site needs more people like George, Jessica and umm…that one guy…Ed. Angry, old, white, and entitled is not really a commodity in short supply, on the internet or anywhere else.

Charlie
Charlie

He’s here because he’s been here. He’s consistent. He’s opinionated and can articulate both his opinions and some form of solution to them beyond “throw all the bums out”, “burn it to the ground”, or “I’m superior to you and if you don’t agree with me you don’t have principles”. (Did I miss any of the other main Facebook reaction comment categories in there?) We try to maintain geographic and ideological diversity around here. At the old place we focused primarily on geography, hoping each corner of the state was mostly covered. We still pay attention to that here, but… Read more »

blakeage80
blakeage80

“throw all the bums out”, “burn it to the ground”, or “I’m superior to you and if you don’t agree with me you don’t have principles”.

Wait, isn’t that Trump and his followers’ whole M.O.?

Davo65
Davo65

“… and was openly advocating for Trump in reasoned, rational, and consistent way.”

Nobody. Nobody can do that.

Nobody.

Charlie
Charlie
Noway2016
Noway2016

“… and was openly advocating for Trump in reasoned, rational, and consistent way.”
Nobody. Nobody can do that.
Nobody”

Love the drama, Dav! Is your head buried in both hands? I recommend counseling. Bart supports Trump. He’s given reasoned posts for that decision. You and almost everybody who posts here disagrees with him. Why does his support bother you? You need not cast his support in an insulting, negative light. If everybody thinks Trump is going to lose, you should be celebrating Hillary’s upcoming win.

blakeage80
blakeage80

Has georgiapol.com come to this? Contributors using their posting privilege to troll readers?

davidmac
davidmac

“This time is different. Countless leading Republicans skipped this convention, including all of the living previous nominees, save for Bob Dole. Most delegates in attendance have made their peace with Donald Trump, but a very large number have not. The Trump boosters think this is all sour grapes, and that’s an understandable reaction. What they can’t (or won’t) see is that Trump is viewed by many conservatives as an imposter and hijacker.”
–Jonah Goldberg
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438075/2016-gop-convention-failure-donald-trump

xdog
xdog

I enjoy starting the day with a laugh.

Lady T
Lady T

This is satire, right? Otherwise it just solidified my decision to vote for Hillary out of pure spite.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

You may be underestimating the revulsion to Clinton.

Indypendant
Indypendant

I’ll offer you the same wager I’ve presented to others…..

I will eat my laptop if Trump wins.

What do you wager?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Media attention and media scrutiny aren’t the same thing. There is reason to be wary of getting on board. Pols on either wide of the aisle may be ignorant and wrong in a million ways in their beliefs, positions and ideology, but very, very few become Senators, Governors, insiders et al without having good instincts. They know self preservation if they know nothing else. And with just a few exceptions, they have yet to get on an obviously sinking ship. As to last night’s convention, I tuned in as Gingrich was extolling Trump’s infrastructure program. Program? Program? I had to… Read more »

Davo65
Davo65

I really enjoy watching the GOP collapse under the weight of it’s own hubris. That Trump would be the final, orange straw to do it is pretty satisfying as well. I have to think it will be a decade, at best, before they can run a likely presidential campaign. The reason for that being is that anyone who had supported Trump will have the impossible task of distancing themselves from his horrible, divisive campaign. Cruz is terrible but wise to what the outcome is going to be. Once you’ve endorsed Trump it’s a smell that will never, ever, ever, blessed… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

You’re forgetting that most of the GOP base supporting Trump can’t or won’t remember what occurred or was said last week, so it’s unclear if name supporters of Trump will suffer any consequences after the election.

I’ll cede that it’s likely over for 70 year old Gingrich outside of the bubble. Also, NJ pol Christie is likely to be relegated to the gigs and influence of Guiliani.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

With the current approval ratings of our elected, Cruz’s crazy moment, a look at the fine kids Trump raised, a multi-generational Supreme Court change coming and the sociopath looter Clinton as the alternative, it is time for Trump to have a four year shot.

Jack Fitz
Jack Fitz

Compliments to Donald’s kids should aptly be directed to the Hill School and Choate, because he clearly didn’t raise them.

And don’t you mean give Mike Pence his shot? Donald all but said he’s looking to handle state dinners and flights on Air Force One. The whole “work” part of being president thing can be handled by someone else.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

He must’ve meant Pence.

According to the NY,T a Kasich adviser who spoke only under the condition that he not be named, Donald Jr. wanted to make Kasich a VP. Donald Jr inquired if Kasich have any interest in being the most powerful vice president in history?

When Kasich’s adviser asked how this would be the case, Donald Jr. explained that his father’s vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy.

Then what, the adviser asked, would Trump be in charge of?

“Making America great again” was the reply.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Kinda of butchered that. Jr want to make Kasich a VP offer, and inquired if Kasich had any interest. It’s been difficult, what with being out of breath with laughter.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Should compliments to Obama’s kids be directed toward their private schools as well? (eye roll…)

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

My thoughts on Ted Cruz’ speech last night: I don’t think he expected to get booed for the “vote your conscience” line. He saw this as an opportunity to give a Reagan ’76 speech that could bolster his chances in 2020. While his success in that endeavor can’t be truly known until then, in the short-term, he appears to have failed. The guy misread the room. It probably didn’t help that the floor whips were allegedly stirring up the boos. I will commend Sen. Cruz for being willing to pull the “not endorsing him” card from the belly of the… Read more »

davidmac
davidmac

If you had to choose, if you had to choose. If you had to choose, if you had to choose! Choose! Choose! Choose!
Yo. Cruz has beliefs. Trump has none.

Benevolus
Benevolus

You should go ahead and look up the definition of “fascist” right now before this all gets rolling.

Baker
Baker

Rarely do I catch much from Colbert but last night some old man came on and gave a fairly interesting take on the state of Republicans and “conservative” media.

https://youtu.be/mNiqpBNE9ik?t=283

Worth a watch. I’ve bumped it through the (very understandable) gloating over the demise of Roger Ailes and straight to the Trumpy and Lumpy portion.

Also, if you have some time, I highly recommend this podcast from Matt Lewis where he sits down with John Ziegler:
http://www.mattklewis.com/?p=8828 – “How Conservative Media Made Trump”
It’s a little more than 40 minutes.