President Trump’s Two Brilliant Political Surprises

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President Trump is saying to any potential challengers “I will crush you.”

USA – -(Ammoland.com)-   President Trump has once again surprised the national establishment.

This week, he announced his re-election campaign earlier than any president in history. Simultaneously, he announced Brad Parscale would be his campaign manager.

These two moves are a reminder of how intuitive and strategic Donald J. Trump is. These qualities are a big part of why he was elected to be our 45th president.

Why are this week’s announcements so important? Because they express intent and demonstrate immediate implementation.

First, President Trump is saying to any potential Republican challengers “I will crush you.” The amount of money Trump will raise, the scale of the organization that he will build, and the size of the pro-Trump base, will all combine to make the possibility of a viable Republican challenger an absurdity. Someone can run, but he or she will never survive the first round of primaries.

President Trump is also signaling to those who fantasize about a third-party candidate (and this number may grow as the Democrats’ civil war gets more vicious) that he will have the resources and the organizational base to totally dominate the general election.

Second, President Trump is building a new Republican Party, which is much broader than the party that existed when he announced his candidacy in 2015. Trump’s new, larger party is the one that carried Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin – and almost carried Minnesota. It was this larger party that turned Ohio from a competitive battlefield into a Republican landslide.

America’s rising prosperity will further broaden and deepen the Republican Party. Trump economics will be defined as the economics of more jobs, higher wages, lower taxes, more take-home pay, and the vision of a prosperous America as the new normal.

The complete Democratic rejection of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – and their record of the Obama-era normal of low growth, wage stagnation, unemployment, and growing welfare rolls – will be a heavy burden.

There is one more big reason for Trump announcing his re-election now: The 2018 elections.

President Trump knows how big a disaster Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be. He has developed a good relationship with Speaker Paul Ryan, and he will go all out to help keep Republican control of the House.

Brad Parscale
Brad Parscale

President Trump also knows that a strong campaign for Republicans in 2018 will earn them six to ten Senate seats, while a weak strategy could result in no gain or only one or two new seats. President Trump knows that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has had a brutal time dealing with the 51-49 Republican majority in the Senate. Every victory remains a miracle. This is the year when the accident of geography puts a lot of Democrat seats in play. A Republican wave election would do the trick to ensure a long-lasting Republican majority.

This is where Brad Parscale really matters.

Parscale was the digital strategy genius of the 2016 campaign. He built the campaign’s huge Facebook system. He helped grow the enormous Twitter following. He was able to analyze, target, and track enormous amounts of data. Parscale’s targeted data system enabled the campaign to reach so many people that they routinely turned out thousands at Trump rallies with only a few days’ notice.

Bringing Parscale’s brilliance at implementation to bear in 2018 will make it a dramatically different year for Republicans. When combined with the enormous ground team Ronna McDaniel is creating at the Republican National Committee, 2018 has the potential to be a dramatically better year for Republicans than anyone in Washington currently expects.

This is why these were brilliant moves.

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Trump surely knows who brought him to the dance. If now he said…. H#LL NO..! the press would chop him up as a baby killer.. I believe he is playing them like a fiddle.. Demo and press are all giddy. Age deal is stupid and in some states that is irrelevant since a few states have already banned some toys. Good idea is to also push your hunter friends who mistakenly think THEY are exempt from any new rules since they believe their hunting toys are exempt since god gave them the right to hunt. Yes, most of them are… Read more »

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Eric, I suspect many posters to this site do contact our reps and the pres, as I and several others have previously mentioned. I have contacted the pres twice in the past several days concerning his recent anti-rights statements. I contact my state reps much more frequently.

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

@ Heed the Call-up

Bingo !

I have called,written and e mailed,Federally starting at mr. trump,locally to Gov. RINO on down to my state reps,many times.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@GMB, Yeah, I did, too! Kind of fun annoying the $hi# out of them. But they are my employees. They should know, clearly, what I want them to do.

John Galt
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John Galt

Trump just announced he will be a one term pres.

If he follows through on selling out 2A he can go to hell. We wil never have another republicrat…….and F**k him!!!

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

@ John Galt

Not only is Trump willing to infringe on Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights, he’s apparently more than ready to infringe on their 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendment rights in the process.
,so much for defending and uphold the Constitution.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@JG, I just do not know. Trump punked the DNC, GOP, the lame stream media and Hillary campaign. He punk them all on the way to the Whitehouse. He punked the Dems again on the DACA thing. He might be punking the Anti-Civil Rights Movement, now. I am going to give him a little latitude.

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

@ Wild Bill

From your finger tips to Gods ear,I so hope you are Correct.

American Patriot
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American Patriot

If he does sell out the 2A, I’m very sure he will not get re-elected….We put him in, we can also take him out.

Wzrd
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Wzrd

“those who fantasize about a third-party candidate (and this number may grow as the Democrats’ civil war gets more vicious)”
This number also will grow if he follows through on his threats to the 2A.

oldvet
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oldvet

@Wizz…You can bet Bernie will be out filling that void you speak of .

joe martin
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joe martin

It appears to me that Trump is beginning to lose some backbone and falling into the old political trap of focusing only on his 2nd Term reelection at any cost. I was so hopeful he’d remain committed to draining the swamp and staying the course as an outsider working to fix or get rid of the corrupt political system, but it appears he’s losing sight of his promises.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@joe martin, Trump wants something that only we can give him. That gives us leverage. I write and email the Whitehouse, my two senators and my congressman five times each, every day. I repeat the same “Don’t fall for the DNC ploy of more gun control. It will only separate you from your voter base” message. It think that these efforts are having a positive effect.
I think that the pres., and congress are catching on that We the People will not stand for any reduction in our Due Process or Firearms Civil Rights.

Eric_CA
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Eric_CA

We should all write our Senators and Representatives and President Trump.

michael
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michael

trump is an idiot just as newt is an idiot!!

JoeUSooner
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JoeUSooner

Not sure how “idiot” is defined in your world – hell, I’m not even sure what color the sky is, there – but here in the Newtonian Universe (the real world) where sane people live, Gingrich is anything BUT “idiotic.”

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

He perhaps should rethink his statement after his performance,No support from myself and No vote,he hasn’t earned it by his actions.
A president in search of voters or perhaps he thinks the resistance will carry the day for him.

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Green Mtn. Boy, if neither party can field a moderate candidate that believes in our country, our Constitution, it’s citizens, and our rights, then Trump will win again.