Monday, May 23, 2016

Rich Folks Know a Bad Investment When They See One

Wanted to put up a post bookmarking this feel-good article at Salon by Digby and many of the wonderful links therein. There's been too many stories on how the race is "tightening" or Trump is ahead. As a Democrat, I do always recognize that possibility of losing. For today, I'll enjoy reading:

This polling should not be overstated. Trump is getting a standard bump from winding up the primary as Republican partisans, tired from the battle, accept the outcome. Clinton is still in a hard-fought contest with Bernie Sanders who at this point is planning to contest all the way through the convention. That plan may change after the primaries are finished but in the meantime the poll results probably show a weaker front-runner than if she were alone in the race.

A powerful array of the Republican Party’s largest financial backers remains deeply resistant to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy, forming a wall of opposition that could make it exceedingly difficult for him to meet his goal of raising $1 billion before the November election.

Interviews and emails with more than 50 of the Republican Party’s largest donors, or their representatives, revealed a measure of contempt and distrust toward their own party’s nominee that is unheard of in modern presidential politics.

This is one of the things that reminds me of Funiciello in Trump:

Mr. Trump has turned to the task of winning over elites he once attacked, with some initial success. And he has said he hopes to raise $1 billion, an enormous task given that he named a finance chairman and started scheduling fund-raisers only this month.

Bragging about not taking money from corporations that you spend all your time attacking. That, and general disorganization. Love this:

Several mentioned Mr. Trump’s own fortune, suggesting that if he was as wealthy as he claimed, then he should not need their assistance.

Seems reasonable. This is a link to some of the many ways Trump breaks with the GOP. While some of those may be endearing (as with Matt F), one has to look at the total crazy package. 

Here's a Politico link that discusses the lack of organization thing. 

At the outset of the general election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign looks like a well-oiled juggernaut next to Donald Trump’s vastly smaller, mostly self-funded operation, a POLITICO analysis of Federal Election Commission reports filed Friday found.

Any campaign that hires on Dr. Ben in any capacity is not a well-oiled machine. Herr Trump seems to be having a problem attracting the best talent, in addition to getting donations. I wonder if his businesses suffered from the same afflictions. That could explain the numerous bankruptcies


  1. I still hold the notion that there's an epic humiliation coming to Trump once things get to the one poll that actually matters.

  2. I'm hoping for humiliation on top of humiliation for the next 5 months for Himself and whoever supports the clown. Followed by a good thrashing in November. I'm not 100% confident that we'll do the right thing. Only 90 something %.