GOP operatives coordinate anti-Trump movement via ad blitz

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Fox News reports, Nov. 24, 2015, that as Donald Trump continues to dominate the polls (the latest Fox News poll has Trump with a record 28% support from primary voters), a “prominent GOP operative” and Republican donors with links to several other presidential candidates are pooling their resources in a new effort to go after Trump to keep him from winning the nomination.
The “guerrilla campaign” is led by a group called Trump Card LLC and run by Liz Mair, former communications official for the Republican National Committee. Mair was also, briefly (one day), the online communications strategist for Scott Walker’s failed presidential campaign.
Liz Mair
Trump Card LLC’s goal, according to The Wall Street Journal, is to collect money from donors to “defeat and destroy” Trump. The donors will be anonymous because Trump Card would not have to disclose donors.
The super PAC supporting the candidacy of Ohio Gov. John Kasich is planning to air attack ads against Trump in New Hampshire. Trump Card LLC is also getting funding from donors backing candidates other than Kasich, including Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Trump Card wants $250,000 from the other GOP presidential campaigns to run anti-Trump TV, radio and web ads and to pitch opposition research to local stations in early-voting states.
In addition to the pro-Kasich and Trump Card groups, the super PAC associated with the fiscal conservative Club for Growth is trying to raise money to resume anti-Trump ads, after running a reported $1 million worth earlier this year in Iowa.
Some in the Republican establishment and GOP “donor class” fear the party will lose the general election if Trump wins the nomination, arguing his comments and views are alienating Hispanic and black voters. Liz Mair wrote in a memo obtained by The Journal:

“In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race. “he stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is done, Trump will be the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton will become president.”

The relationship between old guard Republicans and Trump has been rocky from the start. Trump had complained about being treated unfairly by the Republican National Committee and threatened to mount an independent candidacy. But he eventually signed a pledge stating he wouldn’t run as an independent and would support the nominee if he lost.
But after news broke about the concerted effort to undermine him, Trump is hinting he might consider breaking away. He said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week”: “We’ll see what happens. I have to be treated fairly.… If I’m treated fairly, I’m fine.”
~Eowyn

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stlonginus
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IMO Hillary has been preselected and the rest is theater. The only thing hampering this outcome (again, IMO) is the fact that her declining health because too big an issue to paper over. However, in that regard, who will be the preselected VP will be important.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

There is little wonder that the other Republicans want to knock Trump out of the ring . . . they want to continue playing the game as it has always been played–screwing the American taxpayer. Interesting that a recent poll stated that only 19% of those interviewed trust our government–evidently the other 81% knows something is wrong! The thought of just continuing to go down this same road makes me ill.

MA in MO
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There is no doubt in my mind that the GOP would rather have Hillary than Trump. There are three GOP candidates that I would vote for. If one of those three is not the candidate, I go third party. Period! They can do and will do whatever they so desire. If Trump is not the candidate I can assure them that there are a whole lot of people going to his campaign rallies that simply will not vote. They will do this because they know it does not make any difference. I on the other hand will vote independent.

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

Though the unwilling masses just don’t see it,NOT voting really is EXACTLY like voting for KILLARY. I’m with MA-if Trump,Cruz or Rand aren’t the Republican Nominee,I’ll take that as a sign of FRAUD by the RNC and Vote 3rd Party.

Alfred E. Neuman
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Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.

mascmen7
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I will not vote if Trump runs as an Independent.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

I am so sick and tired of all this GOP crap. They call themselves Republicans, but are fighting people on the same side instead of going after the real opposition, the Democrats. Of course they are in competition with each other until the nomination, but such wasted energy. They would do well to start listening to the people, instead of their own self serving agendas. They have proven once again, the survival of this country is not their objective. They had better start circling the wagons and start putting this country and her people first. They need to listen to… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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I see Liz Mair is doing her best Terminator impersonation. Politics is a dirty business—always was, always will be. This fight is about neo-con/Bush Cabal control of the GOP to see there are no further impediments to bringing down this Republic (if, indeed, it is not already lost). If the Republicans nominate ANYONE other than Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, Hillary will win. If the Republicans nominate Marco Rubio Hillary will win. If the Republican draft Mitt Romney (it seems to me they are that desperate AND stupid), Hillary will win. And if Donald Trump himself dares to consider dropping… Read more »

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The people behind the get Trump movement (the globalists, big media, the Chamber of Commerce, and the RNC) publicly state they are afraid that if Trump gets the nomination that Hillary will win. Actually, they know that Trump will win and that is what they are afraid of.

Joe
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The Stupid Party is at it again! Trump will just run as an Independent and the Bitch of Bengazi will end up as President.

Dave
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The RINOs attack Trump at their own peril.
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