By Thomas Madison

So, the empty suit Republicans have developed a scheme to keep the people’s choice, The Donald, off the stage at the first debate. I predict this diabolical plan will blow up in their faces like their last diabolical plan to remove Trump from the leader board.

When The Donald took his first poll lead most of the GOP field conspired to slam him, piling on, in concert, for his misquoted, misrepresented statements on illegal immigration, which only served to piss off the conservative base, seeing a pack of say-nothing, do-nothing, jealous political bullies gang up on not only a convenient target, but also their darling du jour and the only guy in the race telling the truth and actually talking about issues they want to discuss. While the rest of the field spouts meaningless platitudes, Trump is speaking concrete problems, and offering concrete solutions: “Not only am I going to build a wall, and no one can build a better wall than me, I am going to make Mexico pay for it!”

The current anti-Donald conspiracy involves three of the expected top contenders, Bush, Walker, and Rubio, who are being asked to conspire to refuse to debate on a stage that includes Donald Trump, in the hope that this will cause the other candidates to also abort their participation in the debate, forcing Fox to ban Trump from the debate.

STUPID! I knew Jeb lacked character and smarts, but I actually had a higher opinion of Rubio, and especially Walker. If it is confirmed that these three stooges even considered engaging in this childish, unethical conspiracy, there is no way in hell I will vote for any of them if they are the eventual primary winner. Even the thought of this makes the Republican Party look like the cruel, power-hungry punks liberals have always accused them of being.

One would think that the Republicans would have learned a lesson from their last Trump-bashing crusade, which only reduced their own poll numbers, while The Donald’s numbers soared.

The Republican Party is facing quite a dilemma. Abandoning Trump, as they have done thus far, especially given his skyrocketing popularity with the base, could very well spell the end of the party. If they are smart they will not view Trump as an outsider, but rather a transformational figure, not unlike Reagan. They should treat him fairly, and afford him every opportunity the other candidates are being afforded. If his poll lead holds throughout the debate process, the party should get behind him 100%. It is the only hope for the party to survive. The Donald-bashers have already hurt the party immeasurably. Continuing on this crusade of Trump exclusion will only hurt the party more.

I am not unconvinced that Trump could be our first third party President. With Hillary’s mounting scandals, image concerns, plummeting poll numbers, and no real candidate to replace her since she was anointed heiress to the throne years ago, and the Republicans committing mass suicide by bullying and excluding the people’s choice, The Donald could very well form a third party, let’s call it the Conservative Party, and bankroll a serious campaign. I believe he could and would win as a third party candidate. Both the Democrat and Republican parties are full of timid, politically correct mice, career do-nothings. Compared to Donald Trump, most of them have never really held a serious job. The American people are sick of them all!

From Colleen Conley, TPNN

Republicans are wringing their hands in a fit of anxiety as the first GOP Presidential debate approaches in less than two weeks.

Their concern is ‘Bull-in-a-China-Shop’ candidate Donald Trump, who has stolen the limelight from the huge field of Republican presidential contenders. They cannot control him. He ignores their plaints to calm down his rhetoric.  He doesn’t give a hoot about their criticisms, instead lobbing grenades back at the toughest critics which makes them appear to be petty whiners.

According to the New York Times, a plot was hatched at a meeting of the Republican Governors Association this week in Aspen, CO, as donors and operatives strategized about how to prevent him from hijacking the August 6th debate sponsored by Fox News.

One idea that came up was to urge three leading candidates — Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor; Mr. Walker; and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — to band together and state that they would not participate in any debate in which Mr. Trump was present, using his refusal to rule out a third-party bid as a pretext for taking such a hard line. The thinking, according to a Republican involved in the conversations, was that the lesser-funded prospects who have been eclipsed by Mr. Trump would follow suit, and the TV networks airing the debates would be forced to bar Mr. Trump in order to have a full complement of candidates.

That, of course, would be a dumb move, and likely infuriate voters who look forward to an entertaining discourse between Trump and the other candidates.

Regarding the Republican National Committee, Trump stated:

“The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy. The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.”

“I’m not in the gang. I’m not in the group where the group does whatever it’s supposed to do,” the candidate stated. “I want to do what’s right for the country — not what’s good for special interest groups that contribute, not what’s good for the lobbyists and the donors.”

Trump has toyed with the idea of a third party run.  He told The Hill that “so many people want me to, if I don’t win.”

“I’ll have to see how I’m being treated by the Republicans,” Trump said. “Absolutely, if they’re not fair, that would be a factor.”

According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, if he were to run as a third party candidate and Jeb Bush became the Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton would win with 46 percent of the vote to Bush’s 30 percent and Trump coming in at 20 percent. The results would be similar to when Ross Perot ran in 1992, taking 19 percent of the vote, which many believe allowed Bill Clinton to prevail over George H.W. Bush.

Clearly, the Republicans need to step up their game and address the issues about which Americans feel most passionate, and offer sound solutions.  Trump has tapped into a zeitgeist, a void which has left regular Americans feeling abandoned by both political parties.  Gone are the days in which political correctness will win points with many voters.  Judging by his popularity, if other candidates can LEARN from the bombastic billionaire instead of spending their time criticizing him, they may well lure voters into their camps.

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