Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Quote of the day: How do we solve a problem like The Donald?

"This whole thing is a disaster,” said Curt Anderson, a former Republican National Committee political director and veteran operative. “I think I’ll write a book about it.”
- A GOP "veteran operative" sensing, perhaps, the wisdom of the Hunter Thompson maxim: When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The entire Politico article, by Alex Isenstadt, is hilarious and includes such gems as the characterization of the mutual recriminations among campaign directors, major donors, super PAC chairs, spokespersons, pundits, movers, shakers, hacks, and flacks, as "a ferocious round of finger-pointing."

And this gem:
"Cruz's crew should’ve done it. It was incredibly shortsighted. The longer [Trump] goes, the harder he is to kill,” said Brad Todd, a veteran Republican strategist who until recently worked for a super PAC that supported Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign."
When you're getting armchair quarterbacked by someone connected with Bobby Jindal's sad little fizzle of a campaign, it's time to stop and rethink things.

And this:
"In some instances, anger has begun boil to over. Earlier this month, during the RNC’s winter meeting, Holland Redfield, a party committeeman from the Virgin Islands, rose during a private breakfast to vent to Priebus about Trump. During the impromptu speech, Redfield complained of the pressures to not speak out, saying, “We’re almost terrorized as members of our party.”

In an interview, Redfield said that other RNC members had privately applauded him since his speech became public."
Yes, they "privately applauded him since his speech became public." What towers of Jell-O.

No wonder Trump is making them give him their lunch money.

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