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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:46 PM

Someone In The White House Leaked Trumps Secret Plan To Divide The Country With Racism

By Jason Easley at Politicus USA

http://www.politicususa.com/2018/02/12/someone-white-house-leaked-trumps-secret-plan-divide-country-racism.html

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Axios reported:
A source close to the White House tells me that with an eye to getting Republicans excited about voting for Republicans in midterms, the president this year will be looking for “unexpected cultural flashpoints” — like the NFL and kneeling — that he can latch onto in person and on Twitter. The source said Trump “is going to be looking for opportunities to stir up the base, more than focusing on any particular legislation or issue.”

Division is a strategy for Trump
Trump is willfully ignorant because he refuses to learn. The President is also devoid of knowledge, but he does have a strategy, and that strategy is to divide as many people along racial and cultural lines as possible. Trump knows he and his party are unpopular, so the way for Republicans to win in 2018 is to divide the electorate and make his supporters the most energized and likely to vote. From starting fights with non-white athletes to trying to ban transgender persons from the military, everything Trump does is an effort to divide the nation while enraging his supporters.

Racism is the Trump plan for 2018
Republicans in Congress are planning on not passing any new major legislation this year. The tax cuts were it. Republican candidates are going to run on the tax cuts, while Trump fires up the base with racism. The way for non-Trump voters to counter this strategy is to use it as a motivational tool for the 60%-65% of the country that doesn’t support Trump. Run against the bigotry, sexism, and racism. Democrats have done a great job with recruiting a diverse group of candidates.

The 2018 election will be a moral and cultural campaign for Democrats. Trump wants to fire up the base with racism and division, but all are really doing is guaranteeing that this election will be about Donald Trump.

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Reply Someone In The White House Leaked Trumps Secret Plan To Divide The Country With Racism (Original post)
applegrove Feb 2018 OP
Ilsa Feb 2018 #1
uponit7771 Feb 2018 #20
dewsgirl Feb 2018 #2
johnmont Feb 2018 #22
brush Feb 2018 #30
haele Feb 2018 #32
brush Feb 2018 #33
Roland99 Feb 2018 #3
SamKnause Feb 2018 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2018 #7
dchill Feb 2018 #28
Cha Feb 2018 #37
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #5
VOX Feb 2018 #24
rainin Feb 2018 #6
cilla4progress Feb 2018 #8
SCVDem Feb 2018 #9
2naSalit Feb 2018 #10
FakeNoose Feb 2018 #13
jalan48 Feb 2018 #11
rickford66 Feb 2018 #12
Ahpook Feb 2018 #14
johnmont Feb 2018 #29
trueblue2007 Feb 2018 #15
dhol82 Feb 2018 #16
brush Feb 2018 #35
dhol82 Feb 2018 #40
Quixote1818 Feb 2018 #17
applegrove Feb 2018 #18
The Wizard Feb 2018 #19
7962 Feb 2018 #21
jayschool2013 Feb 2018 #23
GusBob Feb 2018 #25
guillaumeb Feb 2018 #26
vercetti2021 Feb 2018 #27
RKP5637 Feb 2018 #31
Jspur Feb 2018 #34
Sophia4 Feb 2018 #36
Stuart G Feb 2018 #38
maryellen99 Feb 2018 #39
BobTheSubgenius Feb 2018 #41

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:51 PM

1. Russian leadership is pissed he hasn't yet started a civil war.

But they'll be perfectly happy with DOTUS bankrupting us.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:18 PM

20. +1, I saw that ... the guy said he's not Lincoln yet but he'll bring on a great depression

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:56 PM

2. This is where we are as a country.😢

What a pathetic excuse for a man he is.
Everything that orange POS touches turns to shit.
If I was in the GOP, I wouldn't want him anywhere near my campaign, on the other hand it is a positive for us.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:34 PM

22. Trump

 

That's what Trump wants, to cause a revolt ,then bring in the military and have an excuse for a nationalised corporate police force. To set up his corporate dictatorship!

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:25 PM

30. They may have a plan but their math is faulty. Their base of 32-35% is not even a simple majority.

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And that's leaking white women who voted for him by the minute as the lies and misogyny of his band of wife beaters and sexual abusers reveals itself more and more.

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Response to brush (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:54 AM

32. Their base is around 20% of about 50% of the country.

Remember, only 40% of the citizens in this country who are registered to vote actually do vote.
So the part of the base who aren't moral cowards who ignore the world around them for comfort are the ones loudly pretending to be standing "their ground" being anonymous "Patriots". They'll vote GOP because it's no skin off their nose, but the majority will still scatter once you try to get to the real reason they hold the views they do.
"The base" is an even smaller percentage than most people think it is. All the successful GOTV campaigns over the past 14 years have shown how small they really are.
And that's why the GOP cheats.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:06 AM

33. You're exactly right as to why they cheat. They are outnumbered in the country, and the...

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electorate, which is the 32-35% I referred to.

Your 20% figure of the entire population is even more telling of who trump plays to when trying to rile up his base.

The repugs know they are in trouble as the election approaches.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:24 PM

3. They have no capability of leading nor legislating.

Only control via fear and misinformation

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:27 PM

4. It's no secret.

He has been trying to start a race war from day he rode down the escalator.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:29 PM

7. He was trying for a race war three years before that with his birtherism crap. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:00 PM

28. Charlie Manson would be proud.

"Helter Skelter" indeed.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:42 AM

37. yeah, sneaky slithery little

pos.. him and his wife.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:44 PM

5. This is one reason Russia chose to recruit him over 5 years ago.

They wanted to destroy the US and that would be by creating civil unrest as well as deconstructing the entire govt and all its institutions (Bannon fits in well here). They needed someone who was dumber than dirt as well as a known racist (Central Park 5, Birtherism, etc). They got their man.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:55 PM

24. Trump is the personification of the *useful idiot*...

And, as you succinctly laid it out, Russia hitched their wagon to the dumbest, loudest, cruelest and most compliant idiot available.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:14 PM

6. Russia wants to see us bankrupt.

Trump is doing great!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:30 PM

8. This has been GOP for years -

since Ike?

Rump is just the grossest manifestation. In our lifetimes. Who would have thought? Lucky us.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:30 PM

9. If we construct a five place gallows on the mall,

do you think a few patriots would come forward?

I don't think citizens really appreciate what a threat to our country this is.

We must be more than a big military!

Land of the free and the home of the brave?
BULLSHIT!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:31 PM

10. Well...

I'm skeptical about this November between gerrymandering and voter machine hacking, I wonder if we'll actually ever have a real election ever again.



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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:45 PM

13. The GOP can't win unless they cheat

We must be vigilant and watch out for them trying to cheat and steal elections.

Paper ballots must be used in every district because rightwingers have hacked the electronic voting machines. Make extra trips to the polls on election day - offer rides to your neighbors and anyone who has no car and can't walk. Be a good neighbor and citizen - your example will be noticed and appreciated. You'll never be mistaken for a Republican.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:34 PM

11. Look for some type of provocation during the summer to set off riots in a major city.

Republican's having been using race openly since Reagan-30 years ago it was George Sr. using Willie Horton ads.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:40 PM

12. Let's be truthful here.

Trump is just taking the traditional GOP election strategy further than previous into the same place they have been headed for 59 or more years. A much darker place.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:57 PM

14. Always curious about these sources

We have quite a few of these articles about "sources close to" and it it just sounds strange to me.

Are they afraid of being fired? Why talk in the first place?

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Response to Ahpook (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:12 PM

29. sources

 

The unnamed and unspecified source.AKA as the whistle blower, dying confessor, reformed satanist etc.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:02 PM

15. he hates people of color, women, seniors, disabled folks .... he only likes the RICH

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:04 PM

16. I really do not believe that the idiot is controlling all of this. He is just not smart enough.

Not sure who the brains are behind this but it sure as hell ain’t dump and family.
That is the problem. It looks like the extreme right wing of the Republican Party has coopted judicial formularies. Frank Luntz is the brains behind the verbiage. God help us to confront the crazy.
I am too old to move anywhere else. I advise my grandchildren to emigrate.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:16 AM

35. You're right. He's not that smart. Repug operatives keep him in place to sign bills. I fear...

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for our country as Ryan and turtleman try to push through their crappy bills.

Other dangers are his links to Putin who just needs someone to sow chaos and division in our country, and trump's whole career, including his time as a businessman, has been nothing but chaos and confusion.

He wakes up every morning and performs his marching orders by tweeting more division and confusion. His tweets always target and insult his imagined enemies be they an institution or person. He's good at doing that because that's what he's done his whole life—AA tenants in his apartments, the Central Park Five, the birther campaign, his marriages, his multiple failed businesses and bankruptcies, his staff hirings (his admin is a confused, hot mess with scandal after scandal because of his poor hirings).

Putin picked the right man to disrupt our whole system because trump can't help his nature.

He thinks he's running things brilliantly and dictating the news cycle with his tweets but he's just the personification of chaos and the Russians have to be loving it.

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Response to brush (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:47 AM

40. Well put.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:07 PM

17. We are a lot more tolerant than we were during the Civil War. He doesn't have the numbers

for this to work. His running against things like NAFTA are what helped him before but that was about bringing back jobs. Only about 1/3 or 1/4 of voters are racist. He can't win on racism alone.

For the 2/3rds who are not racist this will backfire spectacularly.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:15 PM

18. I hope so.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:17 PM

19. Trump's vocabulary

Me: great, wonderful, blah blah blah, tax cut, military.
Everyone else: disaster, horrible, crooked, little, liars.
Decoded underlying message: I alone will keep the coloreds in their place.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:24 PM

21. All shit like that will do is energize more DEMOCRATS to go vote!! nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:46 PM

23. So he's playing

So he's playing "identity politics" then.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:56 PM

25. He's got the race card sewn up. I think he will be shooting for another issue

God, guns or gays very likely

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:59 PM

26. Standard GOP strategy since 1968.

Southern strategy,
welfare queens,
Willie Horton,
law and order,
NFL,
build the wall,

and on and on.

Recommended.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:00 PM

27. All this will do

Is cause more violence. Why are they pushing for civil war levels? God what happened to this country?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:53 PM

31. Trump, is using Hitler's playbook! Identify a target and make them the enemy to unite the people

together with endless hatred. Damn, I wish/hope ALL Americans eventually wake up to what this wannabe dictator is doing to this country.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:11 AM

34. Lol at leaked

secret plan. I think anybody with an ounce of intelligence knows that Trump will use racism and intolerance to galvanize his base. That's like saying you know ahead of time a fat kid is going to over eat.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:37 AM

36. The 2018 campaign will also be about income disparity, Social Security, Medicare

 

and Medicaid as well as the opioid epidemic and many other issues. It also needs to be about local issues.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:08 AM

38. k and r ....nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:24 AM

39. I think,in imo,its going to be about interracial dating/marriage nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:45 PM

41. This is a Secret Plan???

A secret? Really? I thought it was pretty obvious, on the level of a file folder marked "Secret Plan To Alienate Moose And Squirrel."

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