You can’t make this stuff up!
By “streiff” at Red State
Nothing says “outsider” and “change agent” like hiring Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager, the mildly corrupt Jesse Benton, to run a Donald Trump super PAC.
A pro-Donald Trump super PAC has tapped Jesse Benton, a veteran Republican operative with ties to Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, to serve as its chief strategist.
The move is the latest indication that the super PAC, dubbed Great America PAC, is developing into a serious organization — one looking to buttress Trump in the final stretch of the Republican primary and, potentially, the general election.
“There is a growing movement behind Donald Trump, bringing new voters to the GOP in an unprecedented way,” Benton wrote in an email. “Great America PAC will help grow and harness that movement, unify Republicans and work to win not just the White House, but to also lengthen Mr. Trump’s coattails in races across the America.”
Benton, 38, is a prominent figure in Republican politics. Earlier this election season, he oversaw a pro-Rand Paul super PAC. In 2014, he served as a top aide on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection bid. In 2012, he helped to guide Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential bid. He also was top aide on Rand Paul’s 2010 Senate bid.
Be prepared to endure an onslaught of denials from Trump that he countenances this organization. The best story is that his lawyers made the organization change it’s original name from TrumPAC. This is totally bullsh**. Before TrumPAC even formed the FEC had ruled it was illegal for a Super PAC to use a candidate’s name in its title.
As I’ve noted, repeatedly, (here | here | here) ultimately Donald Trump will be the preferred candidate of the GOP Establishment. He’s the guy who has single-handedly turned the principled party of Ronald Reagan into “Let’s Make A Deal.” Because he believes in nothing and will deal on everything he is the guy the Chamber Commerce, or any other crony capitalist or rent-seeking group, can turn to for their pet projects.
Bringing a consummate GOP political consultant on board is a sign that when the GOP establishment is ultimately confronted with the choice of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, they will take Donald Trump.
The cartoon below is overly optimistic because it now appears that the Gutless Old Party Establishment is crawling into bed with Trump:
There is, however, no question of the accuracy of this one:
Maybe, maybe not:
Below: Referring to the hay Obama and the ‘rats made in 2012 about Romney once putting his dog in a cage on the roof of his station wagon, A.F. Branco makes hay of Romney’s attack on Trump last week. While, as you regular readers know, I am no fan of Trump, I found Romney’s attack on Trump to be shameful. Rush Limbaugh pointed out that George Romney did the same thing to Barry Goldwater in 1964.
The “Religion of Peace”
3M* – Out to destroy the country he is the putative leader of:
* 3M: The Marxist Muslim Mulatto
And now, in closing: