Billionaires at that secret 'Stop Trump' Sea Island meeting

In 1910, a group of banksters and politicos secretly met on Jekyll Island and birthed the Federal Reserve — a strange public-private hybrid of privately-owned banks that act as America’s central bank with limited government supervision. (See “Federal Reserve’s Secret Taxpayer-Funded $12 Trillion Bail-Out of Global Banks“)
In early March 2016, another group of extremely wealthy élites also met secretly on an island a mere skip, hop, and jump away from the infamous Jekyll Island, this time to devise a plot against Donald Trump. (See Trail Dust’s “About the Saint Simon’s Island Meeting“)
Sea Island, Georgia
In yet another sign that Establishment Republicans are extremely worried about a Trump presidential candidacy, a group of billionaires and Republican political élites attended the secretive annual World Forum of the neo-con American Enterprise Institute (AEI), held in a luxury resort on Sea Island, Georgia, March 3-6, 2016. 
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As reported by Huffington Post, the main topic at the closed-to-the-press meeting was “How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump.”
Borrowing the opening lines of nothing less than Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto — and entirely oblivious to the irony of a conservative mouthing a communist — Bill Kristol, founder of the supposedly-conservative magazine Weekly Standard, wrote in an emailed report from the AEI meeting:

“A specter was haunting the World Forum — the specter of Donald Trump. There was much unhappiness about his emergence, a good deal of talk, some of it insightful and thoughtful, about why he’s done so well, and many expressions of hope that he would be defeated.”

GOP political guru Karl Rove gave a presentation outlining Trump’s weaknesses. Rove insisted voters would have a hard time seeing Trump as “presidential,” which must be why they are turning out in droves to vote for him. [Sarc]
Here’s a list of the AEI World Forum attendees:
(1) High-tech billionaires:

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook
  • Google co-founder Larry Page
  • Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker
  • Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk

(2) GOP political élites:

  • Political guru Karl Rove
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky)
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan
  • Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.).
  • Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.)
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas)
  • Kevin McCarthy (Calif.)
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.),
  • Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.)
  • Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas)
  • Diane Black (Tenn.)

In addition to the Sea Island meeting, according to Bloomberg, there are yet other “stop Trump” conspiracies: “A trio of conservative groups not affiliated with any candidate has spent about $28 million against [Trump], mostly on negative ads that aired in the past few weeks. So far, the effort has failed to dent his popularity.”

According to FEC filings, contributors to the “stop Trump” conservative groups include:

  • The Warren brothers, Stephens and Jackson, who gave a total of $3.5 million last month to two of the groups, on top of $500,000 last year. Stephens Warren has given a total of $300,000 to super-PACs supporting Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Chris Christie, all of whom have since dropped out.
  • The Ricketts family of Omaha, Nebraska have given $5 million since January.
  • New York hedge-fund manager Paul Singer gave $1 million.
  • San Francisco investor William Oberndorf gave $500,000.
  • Club for Growth: A super-PAC run by Club for Growth (CFG), a powerful conservative group that pushes for limited government and lower taxes, is one of the first organizations to take on Trump. According to The New York Times, the super PAC raised $4 million in February, three times as much as it had raised any other month this election cycle. Donors include:
    • The Warren brothers gave $2.5 million in February.
    • Richard Uihlein, an Illinois shipping-supplies manufacturer who backed Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign last year, gave the Club for Growth $500,000.
    • Richard Gaby, who gave $50,000 to a super PAC backing former Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
    • Robert Arnott, a California-based investor who has poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into groups backing Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
    • Robert Mercer, who backs Ted Cruz, gave $100,000.
  • A political network led by billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch, which is the biggest and deepest-pocketed independent political force in the conservative world.

ZeroHedge observes:

To beat Trump, you need to figure out how to tap into the same anger and yes, in some cases the same perceived narrow-mindedness, of his support base and you need to give them an alternative that addresses their concerns without resorting to the same type of bombastic rhetoric that so alarms the frontrunner’s detractors.
Like it or not, Trump’s support base are voters. They’re also Americans. It’s more important to understand what they want and why than it is to disparage the man they think should lead the country. Until someone in the GOP figures that out, the party won’t stand a chance of stopping Trump.

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~Eowyn

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TrailDust
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Is it possible their motive is honest? I have to remain open to that. But what it looks like to me is that many of these people have something they don’t want to be uncovered. Could it be a system of complicated bribes that hamstring our politicians from taking action to protect Americans?

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Steven Broiles
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This is what I think is going on, and I hope to God I am wrong. It seems to me that the decision to assassinate Trump has already been made; This meeting is merely the ideological foil. In other words, people at the top have already decided Mr. Trump has got to go. None of the people your article mentions knows anything about this decision; They are merely the focus groups and the talking heads, and their discussions merely provide the assassins the rationale(s) for their decision. The timing of the crime is now in the planning stage; No final… Read more »

Perry Robinson
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Perry Robinson

None of these politicians believe in America, the Constitution or the Peoples Right to self determination. Remember their names and make sure they are never elected to a political office again.

MeThePeople
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MeThePeople

“Elected” officials do not run this country, and the events during just the primary phase of this campaign prove it.
So votes don’t mean anything to the elite.
Trump is a marked man, and they can create a scenario that will instill enough mystery that no one will ever be blamed or prosecuted.
But since Donald Trump took up the battle:
Go Trump

Cole Bryan
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Steven B. I’m wit you like Velcro. The Bushes are facing their last moonbeam…like a thousand points of light…………..I’m prayin they fizzle out wit all the evil they’ve mastered…………….far worse than Obama’s Legacy [although he will earn a close runner-up to last place]…the Bushes and Clinton [Coat-Tailors] will fight for destiny when da fire is stoked at the bottom. Those embers at the bottom burn brite butt disintegrate to ashes first. Burn Baby Burn……

James B. Thomas
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James B. Thomas

If Donald Trump dies for “ANY” reason, there will be hell to pay for the establishment. When I say “ANY”, I mean any. The shadow government and its malevolent arm the CIA/NSA have methods of killing, where they don’t even have to be near the person to cause what would appear to be a symptom-less death, along the lines of a heart attack or stroke, which might appear as a normal death scenario instead of murder. What you people out there in La La Land do not know about electromagnetic pulse weapons would fill volumes. A specific modulated electromagnetic pulse… Read more »

Nanner
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These morons need to understand why Trump is in the lead it is because the American people are sick of you insiders and the lying you do and how you have brought the country down so far

DCG
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Why aren’t they holding a “Stop Hillary” meeting? I already know why…

Tonya Parnell
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ROMNEY & RYAN ARE LIARS-LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE & the LYING MEDIA is not exposing it: (Federal Election Commission) FILING FEC-1047622 1. ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT, INC. C/O RED CURVE SOLUTIONS, LLC 138 CONANT STREET, 2ND FLOOR BEVERLY, MA 01915 NOTE: Address is different than previously reported Email: rfp@redcurve.com 2. Date: 01/30/2016 3. FEC Committee ID #: C00431171 This committee is a Principal Campaign Committee. Candidate: MITT ROMNEY / PAUL D. RYAN Party: Republican Party Office Sought: President State is in District: Affiliated Committees/Organizations ROMNEY VICTORY, INC. C/O RED CURVE SOLUTIONS, LLC 138 CONANT STREET, 2ND FLOOR BEVERLY, Massachusetts 01915… Read more »

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Now we know who in the Republican party are the enemies of the American people. Vote the buzzards out because they continue to circle the people as you can see.
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John Baker
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John Baker

Philip Anschutz owns that location, he also owned the Lodge at Vail where the 1st World Forum was held. I was there in 1982, at the 1st “World Forum”. It was held at The Lodge at Vail, a large oval-ring table sat exactly 300 participants. I’m the only employee who was allowed into the conference room and that was to set the place settings, with an armed guard at my side, watching my every move. Maurice Strong was the primary organizer and Klause Schwab was co-organizer. During those years, Hanne Strong was also organizing her forum, called the “Global Forum”,… Read more »