Skip to comments.GOP Operative Plans â€˜Guerrilla Campaignâ€™ Against Donald Trump
Posted on 11/20/2015 12:46:06 PM PST by RoosterRedux
A well-connected GOP operative alarmed by the enduring strength of Republican Donald Trump's presidential bid is planning a "guerrilla campaign" backed by secret donors to knock him out of the race.
Liz Mair, former online communications director of the Republican National Committee, recently created Trump Card LLC to "defeat and destroy" the celebrity businessman's candidacy, according to a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal.
"In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race," the Trump Card memo says. "The stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is done, Trump will be the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton will become president."
An increasing number of Republicans are concerned that Mr. Trump's inflammatory rhetoric about different minority groups, including Hispanics and Muslims, are damaging the party's image and will undermine efforts to reach a broader electorate in a general election. Expectations that his campaign would fizzle out have been dashed as he has remained atop the polls since the summer.
The anti-Trump crusade aims to unite contributors who are backing a variety of the Republican primary candidates, Ms. Mair said. Opposition research, grass roots organizing and donor outreach has been going on for weeks, Ms. Mair said, while declining to name any supporters.
"It"s loosely organized and highly confidential," said Ms. Mair. "I certainly know donors who are very happy that their fingerprints will be kept off things."
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Doing the job Democrats won’t do...
Some here cheer
Well, all's fair in love and war...and this is definitely war.
I fail to see why the RINO wing is so upset with Trump. Most of his views mirror the stated views of Mitt Romney. He just has the backbone to actually sell them.
I guess in the world of RINOland, actually fighting for your stated positions is not a good thing. It is better to fold like a cheap tent.
Whuuut all those millions $$ in negative Trump ads didn’t work before?
the new attack is that all he says at his speeches are that he’s in the lead.
I only read Free Republic and watch netflix. And I confess to being too impatient to watch most speeches.
This CANNOT be true. I’m sure he covers a wide variety of issues in his speeches.
Unleash the Army of Smarmy Red Headed Snowflakes!
That is a dude in drag?
That’s Liz Mair.
Mair has a history with Walker’s election machine: She led his online communication strategy during his recall election in 2012, when Democrats waged an aggressive, yet unsuccessful effort to remove Walker from office after he curbed the power of public sector unions in Wisconsin. Dan Blum, an associate with Mair’s group who also worked on the recall campaign, will also consult for the PAC. Blum, who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, also formerly handled rapid response for Republican Sen. Rob Portman’s campaign.
During her career in political advocacy, Mair has consulted with a wide range of Republican campaigns, including possible Walker rivals: In 2008 she directed online communications for the Republican National Committee. Two years later, she led online outreach efforts for Carly Fiorinia’s Senate candidacy in California. She has also consulted with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
She's an idiot...and unemployed.
OMG what have they done to Justin Beeber?
The take down Trump plans are now definitely into double figures. Number 10, 11, 12, 19, ???
More on the way, I’m sure.
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