Friday, August 7, 2015

Does Trump Have A Hidden Agenda?...

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Brent Budowsky puts the Trump campaign anomaly in a unique but quite plausible perspective. We shall see if it comes to pass.

Tongues are wagging throughout the world of political insiders with news that former president and potential future first gentleman Bill Clinton had a great chat with Donald Trump shortly before the real estate magnate announced his candidacy for president. Could it be possible that Trump is a plant for Bill and Hillary Clinton in the presidential campaign, encouraged to run in the GOP primary in order to wreak havoc on the Republicans?

Trump has a history. He has donated substantial money, to his credit, to the Clinton Foundation. He was an important supporter of Hillary Clinton for president in 2008, and was a notable donor to her campaign that year. In the past Trump has offered very high praise for the former secretary of State — especially when he was supporting and helping to fund her presidential campaign in 2008.

To his great credit, Trump has long been a supporter of single-payer healthcare, and at various times has raved about the excellent healthcare provided by single-payer plans in two nations at the forefront of this cause. He has offered high praise for the Canadian system, and earlier this year offered similarly high praise for the single-payer system in Scotland.

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a story naming a number of Democrats in Congress to whom Trump has donated campaign money in support, most notably the next Senate Democratic leader, New York Sen. Charles Schumer. Democrats were also delighted when Trump made campaign donations in support of Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, the current Senate Democratic leader, and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), a stalwart in the House of Representatives.

I would be remiss in not including two other names on The Wall Street Journal list of Democrats who were beneficiaries of campaign donations from Trump: The late and great Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), and former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.).

This is the context for the widely discussed conversation between Bill Clinton and Donald Trump shortly before Trump announced his candidacy. What could Trump do in the campaign that would help the Clintons the most? First, he would personally attack leading GOP candidates in 2016, using derisive language that would almost surely find its way into Hillary Clinton campaign ads if she were to become the Democratic nominee. Check that box, right? Next, Trump could deeply offend Hispanic voters who widely respect Hillary Clinton already. Check that box, too!

Similarly, if Trump tied the GOP in knots by prolonging the Republican nominating process, and prolonged the process of Republicans attacking Republicans, that would be a huge benefit for Hillary Clinton. Check that box. And to the degree that newer faces in the Republican Party who could become the strongest challengers to the Democratic nominee in November, such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), found their message drowned out by Trump, the big winner would be Hillary Clinton! Check that box, too.

Keep reading HERE for the clincher.

What's your take on the Trump candidacy?

Via: Memeorandum


  1. My take on the Trump candidacy? While I was wearing US Army olive drab, he was getting one deferment after another. Nuff said.

    1. Nuff said BB Idaho. We salute your service.

    2. Yes, BB. Your comments often do bring things back to earth, to what is important...

  2. That makes about as much sense as Hilary Clinton being a republican plant.

  3. Maybe Jerry. But boxes get boring and as they say; oh s*it, never mind. We'll soon enough see what comes to pass.

  4. Trump is not a plant for Bill and Hillary. Given his behavior, I can only assume that the Clintons are horrified. I mean, for reals. What could you possibly be saying? We can only assume that the friendship between said psychopath and the Clintons is officially over at this time. Aren't they both on Facebook?

    No. I don't think so. Not likely. Only shred of truth is that nothing could benefit the disheveled republican party more than Hillary's nomination. I hate to be the first person to inform you, but both Hillary and Bill have been a force for truth. For some time now. Isn't that the reason that Bill is the great hero of the party?

    He is a decent man. Twenty-five years ago he was largely unknown. He has earned his place in history.

    Let's see some new leaders step up.

    1. A) I delight to disagree. Neither Hillary or Bill are the purveyors of truth and many other than myself continue to distrust both. It is what it is Flying Junior.

      B) the great hero of the party? Is he?

      C) I presented the argument made by a writer writing for the Hill. I find it interesting and whether you think so or not it is not completely outside the realm of possibility.

      D) Yes, lets see some new, sincere, inspired, charismatic, intelligent, wise, and truly understanding leader step up. Neither Trump or HRC fits that bill. In fact neither party has had one of those in a very long time.

  5. Is Trump a plant by the Clintons? Or is he just being his normal self-promoting carnival barker, full of hot air and no substance?

    Either way, the people who are impressed with him have been had. Big time.

  6. RN, after reading this latest attack by the Trumpster on Megyn Kelly, I'm beginning to suspect the theory that Donnie may be trolling the entire GOP and its followers. It's difficult to believe this isn't anything but a way to drive women, Latino/Hispanics or any other voter with a brain away from the TGOP!

    "Trump Says Female Moderator Who Confronted Him About Sexism Was On Her Period"

    Appearing on CNN Friday night, Trump suggested that Kelly asked him “ridiculous questions” because she was on her period. Specifically, Trump said she had “blood coming out of her whatever.”

    Is this another instance of the Trumpster "telling it like it is?" I think the only thing left for him to say that would drive the TGOPers away is an attack on Jesus Christ and his sexual preference. But even that isn't certain, since he told the evangelical base that he never asks God for forgiveness. So I guess all bets are off for anything that leaks out of his maw.

    1. This is another instance of The Donald alienating another large voting block. Thereby making it more likely they vote democrat in November 2016.

  7. LOL! I find this whole thing hysterical.


    1. I am certain you do Jersey, as do I. But ya gotta admit the fow of Trumps antics are benefitting the dems and HCR.

  8. As Budowski notes in closing, his tongue was 'semi in his cheek'. From which we conclude probably
    no formal encouragement from the Clintons. But with Trump's taking on the entire GOP establishment from candidates to FoxNews, and fanning the flames of Teapot discontent with his outlandish blather, they owe him big time.

    1. Which methinks will result in a Trump gain. In some form or another. The Art of the Deal ad Trump is playing his cards to benefit Trump. He may be a jackass and unethical but he is far from stupid.


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