Will the Oligarchs Kill Trump?

By Pat Buchanan

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USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- Narrow victories in the Kentucky caucuses and the Louisiana primary, the largest states decided on Saturday, have moved Donald Trump one step nearer to the nomination.

Primaries in Michigan, Mississippi and Idaho on March 8 2016, and in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina on March 15 2016, may prove decisive.

If Marco Rubio does not win his home state of Florida, he is cooked, as is Gov. John Kasich if he does not win Ohio.

Ted Cruz already looks to be the last man between Trump and a GOP nomination that has gone, in the last seven elections, to George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney.

All five of those nominees since 1988 seem appalled by Trump's triumphs, and only slightly less so by the Cruz alternative.

Not in memory has the leadership of a party been so out of touch. The Republican rank and file are in revolt, not only against the failures of their fathers but the policies of their present rulers.

Some among the GOP elites, who have waited patiently through the Obama era to recapture control of U.S. foreign policy, are now beside themselves with despair over Trump's success.

Fully 116 members of the GOP's national security community, many of them veterans of Bush administrations, have signed an open letter threatening that, if Trump is nominated, they will all desert, and some will defect — to Hillary Clinton! 

Hillary is the lesser evil, by a large margin,” says Eliot Cohen of the Bush II State Department. According to Politico's Michael Crowley, Cohen helped line up neocons to sign the “Dump-Trump” manifesto.

Another signer, Robert Kagan, wailed in The Washington Post, “The only choice will be to vote for Hillary Clinton.”

Are they serious?

Victory for Clinton would mean her remaking the Supreme Court, killing all chances that Roe v. Wade could be overturned, or that we could get another justice like Antonin Scalia before 2021.

What are these renegades and turncoats so anguished about?

Trump calls the Iraq War many of them championed an historic blunder. Trump says that, while a supporter of Israel, he would be a “neutral” honest broker between Israel and the Palestinians in peace negotiations, as was Jimmy Carter at Camp David.

Trump says he would “get along very well” with Vladimir Putin, as Richard Nixon got along with Leonid Brezhnev and Mao Zedong.

Trump would launch no new crusades for democracy. He would not oppose Russia bombing ISIS. He would build that wall on the border. He would transfer from U.S. taxpayers to rich allies more of the cost of defending themselves.

Do not most Americans agree with much of this?

Yet this neocon ultimatum about deserting should the voters nominate Trump testifies eloquently to their loyalty.

With every ex-president and ex-nominee repudiating Trump, and foreign policy elites going rogue, the GOP hierarchy is saying: We will cut Trump dead, just as the Rockefeller-Romney crowd cut Barry Goldwater dead.

This is pure my-way-or-the-highway politics.

But it raises anew the question: Can the establishment stop Trump?

Answer: It is possible, and we shall know by midnight, March 15 2015. If Trump loses Florida and Ohio, winner-take-all primaries, he would likely fall short of the 1,237 delegates needed for nomination on the first ballot.

How could the anti-Trump forces defeat him in Ohio, Florida and Illinois? With the same tactics used to shrink Trump's victory margins in Virginia, Louisiana and Kentucky to well below what polls had predicted.

In every primary upcoming, Trump is under a ceaseless barrage of attack ads on radio, TV, cable and social media, paid for by super PACs with hoards of cash funneled in by oligarchs.

But Trump, who is self-funding his campaign, has spent next to nothing on ads answering these attacks, or promoting himself or his issues. He has relied almost exclusively on free media.

Yet no amount of free media can match the shellfire falling on him every hour of every day in every primary state.

Our Principles PAC, backed by Nebraska's billionaire Ricketts family, has poured millions into trashing Trump. American Future Fund is dumping $1.75 million in Florida this week; Club for Growth $1.5 million.

Hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer is backing the Conservative Solutions PAC, which has dumped millions into anti-Trump ads and plans to spend more than $7 million between March 1 and 15, with $4 million of that going into Florida. The super PAC pile-on is unprecedented.

How well Trump fares in Michigan and Mississippi, measured against how well he was doing in polls last week, will reveal just how successful super PAC savagery has been in changing hearts and minds.

Can millionaires and billionaires who back open borders, mass immigration, globalization and the disappearance of nation states into transnational collectives overwhelm with their millions spent in ads the patriotic movements that arose this year to the wonderment of America and the world?

Has that proud 18th century boast of Americans, “Here, sir, the people rule!” given way to the rule of the oligarchs?

 

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

  • 17 thoughts on “Will the Oligarchs Kill Trump?

    1. It is completely ludicrous to think Hillary is the better alternative to Trump.

      Trump is not my first choice because of his flip-flops, past liberal positions, and past financial support for the establishment whom he now condemns. Trump, in my opinion, is a roll of the dice which is why I prefer Cruz. However, I would never consider Hillary.

    2. Those who sign the oath of allegiance to Israel are automatic traitors to american public and should be arrested by american patriots!congress now becomes American Knesset!

    3. If in fact these so called Republicans would vote for Hillary, then the result would be the stripping of the Second Amendment, and the rule of law would suffer from her presidency. I cannot believe that the result of Trump being nominate would result in such behavior. Without a doubt these same individuals were always looking out for themselves an not the public who elected them, nor the country as a whole. They would prostitute themselves to their own ego.

    4. The trail of Deceit and corruption that follows the Clinton’s is shocking:given the fact that neither is behind bars.
      Hillary’s behavior during her days as a lawyer, at the Rose Law Firm, was such that she was fired for lying and questionable moral behavior. Then there is the supposed suicide of Vincent Foster, whose body was found in a nearby park. That morning a Mr. Patrick Knowlton happened upon the scene. His testimony put into question the report stating suicide. The facts of his testimony were altered by authorities in what has been proven in a court of law to be a coverup. The fact that Bill Clinton was in the White House, only led to more questions as to a cover up.Files had been removed from Vincent Foster’s office, that were later found at the White House, in Hillary’s possession . The trail of deceit, lies, and illegal behavior,continues to follow the Clintons.

    5. Mr. Buchanan I am surprised that you infer that Trump supporters are patriots. It seems to me that they are an amalgamation of crude, self important, intellectually immature ruffians. Quite the opposite of people who care about their country, only themselves.
      Elections for President should be above this level.

      1. I can tell you that ANYBODY, including you, that votes for Hillary Clinton, are NOT patriots! What the Hell are you smoking that you would even THINK that voting for a Communist, Criminal, anti-gun, anti-American, B8tch, like Hillary Clinton, is a PATRIOTIC action? You have overdosed on the Liberal, Jim Jones Kool-ade! Your voting privileges should be revoked, for lack of sanity.

      2. Just like VietVet, I am indeed a Patriot (with the combat wounds to prove it). Your indecent characterization of us – Trump supporters – is all I need to know about you. Your opinion about true patriots carries no credence.

        If you are truly insane enough to believe that EITHER 1) the communist Wicked Witch of the East is superior to any conservative, or 2) that continuation of the inept/ineffective leadership by existing GOP neocon elites is somehow necessary to correcting this country’s problems… then you deserve the forced fornication you and your idiot ilk will receive if you get your election wish…

    6. Yes the ZIO media and their paid political lackeys are attacking Trump and they are banking on the sheeple to continue to buy the lies. You know the same ones who post here about the “bad guys” who held Malheur Refuge all without ever knowing or trying to know the truth.
      There is a well made video that breaks down many of the attacks against Trump while providing clear evidence that most of these attacks are “trumped up” lies.

      Well worth the watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcXW01VmwhY

    7. The communist devilcrats are doing everything they can think of to avoid trump being the opponent for the satan -worshipping dishonest devil broad they have in their corner. She is pure evil and an enemy of the constitution and America just the same as satan who’s in the White House now . Her record of lies ,dishonesty and untrustworthybehavior is one of a felon she needs to sent to prison where she oblongs . If any devilcrats win they will insure the end of America, which is their ultimate goal never ever trust any DEVILcrat, they have abandondened America for a communist dream and loyalty to anti American elements(people) of the world.!!! Their first priority righ now is tearing the heart out of the covstitution(the 2nd amendment )then it’s outright destruction followed by the same for America.

    8. Trump does have some great building blocks to a platform. He is just such an ass. We need a president who will not insult the whole world. Never trump. Yes if the Republicans cannot put forth a better candidate, I will vote or Hillary. For you guys that are pissed about someone saying this here. I am a gun owner but I am also a patriot. I believe that Trump is a threat to our National Security I will not support Trump.

      1. Yes, he has all the courtesy of a New York cab driver, but nations do not go to war over personal insults. They do go to war when they think that their op fors are weak. So you really think that Hillary would be better for the United States than Trump? Why?

        1. Wild Bill. I recognize that experience and performance are great determiners of success. Ms. Clinton has been to the far corners of the world and is known and respected by many National leaders across the globe. The Secretary of State position gives one the most knowledge of military, political and even social knowledge of both our enemies and friends. Her relationship with President Clinton as he governed Arkansas for 10 years and served as President for 8 years allowed her access to the governing decision making and administration processes. Her persona and cool in the face of badgering from her detractors over the years tells us she can sit toe to toe with anyone and be even tempered and strong. Her composure at the Benghazi hearings was extraordinary as she faced about 9 hours of interrogation by some of our nations best questioners, She served in the U. S. Senate as well. I believe that she or any other single person cannot abolish our 2nd Amendment Rights. She is playing to her main audience now but will moderate her positions when elected. She learned that from President Clinton. To sum up, I know that she dwarfs Trump in Political Experience, World leader Contacts, Military Awareness (remember Trump’s complete ignorance of what the Nuclear Triad is). Trump is an incendiary bomb with a short fuse, he is also one of the biggest egomaniacs of our times. I do not want him and that looney N. Korean leader exchanging insults. I believe like you do that an Armed Citizenry is one of our greatest strengths. But our President has the power to push buttons and I do not trust Trump’s Knowledge, experience or temperament.
          If this isn’t enough then I will never influence you on this issue.
          Secretary Clinton verses Trump. I will vote for her.

          1. “Ms. Clinton has been to the far corners of the world and is known and respected by many National leaders across the globe.” Yeah, she has sold influence to most of them!

            Have you ever read any of the material that her various security details have written about her? And the long trail of shady deals that made money for her, Bill, and now the Clinton foundation? How does one “serve” in government and come out a multibillionaire? Yeah, she isn’t saying either.
            I would vote for Alfred E. Newman before I would vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton.

      2. Anyone who votes for Hillary Clinton may as well move to Russia. I consider voting for her is akin to treason and ignorance. These GOP and RNC big shots who say they will vote for Clinton should be removed from their position immediately and never re-instated. They are mad because the person(s) that they can control and that are bought and paid for are not winning. Their vow is not worth a little drop of water in a hot skillet.

        1. fishunter. I have as high opinion of Trump as you do of Secretary Clinton.
          I do not think a vote for Trump is treasonous, I do think that his supporters are mad and are letting their anger out weigh reason.

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