Has Trump Taught the GOP a New, Mysterious Grift?

The GOP has been running a con job and grift on the American people for 40 years, and now Trump has added his own new and very profitable twist to it. He's not going to let go of it any day soon.

The Washington Post headline reads: "Trump raises $495 million since mid-October, including a massive haul fueled by misleading appeals about election." He's raised over $140 million just since he lost the election!

The headline over at Raw Story today reads: "A mysterious company created 9 months ago is the RNC's highest paid vendor of the 2020 election." Nobody knows who the company is, what they do, or who owns it, but it took $49 million from donors to the RNC.

Trump raised about twice as much money for his inaugural in 2017 as Obama did in 2009 and spent only a fraction of it; nobody knows where the rest of the money went, and Bill Barr's Department of Justice doesn't seem to have much interest in it.

Meanwhile, Trump's top fundraiser and Jared Kushner's lawyer are under investigation together for a scheme to bribe Trump in exchange for a pardon, and Kushner got over $1 Billion from an investment fund heavily reliant on middle eastern petrobillionaires.

I'm getting anywhere from 5 to 15 emails a day from Donald, Eric, Don Jr., Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich, and even the My Pillow guy begging for more money for the Trump Family's new "It's All Ours" PAC.

Trump has been a grifter and smalltime criminal his entire life and since his business failures in the 1990s has brought his kids into the grift. Kushner's father went to prison for being a grifter, and it looks like his son is following in his footsteps.

Many of the people who surrounded Trump when he first came in the office have been sent to prison, charged with major crimes up to and including Michael Flynn's treason, or are under investigation.

There's no way Trump and his crime-addicted children and buddies are going to stop this grift. It's easier and produces more cash than money-laundering for foreign oligarchs.

The big question right now is what it's going to do to the future of the republican party. Will the party completely reinvent itself in trumps image as nothing more than a grift?

It's been at least half-a-scam since Reagan started his "Supply Side" and "Two Santa Clauses" (spend like a drunken sailor when in office; scream about the debt when Democrats take the White House) grifts in 1980.

Or will the GOP fade away and be replaced by something new, like the Whigs were in the 1850s?

The GOP is it a turning point: the grift it started running 40 years has now gutted the American middle class, while four years of Trump's herd immunity grift has led to over a quarter million dead Americans.

How much more damage will the Republican Party do to America before it either reforms, flips into totally embracing fascism, or Americans wake the hell up and utterly reject it nationwide?

-Thom

Comments

Legend 34 weeks 1 day ago
#1

We are having a simple HOA election in my neighborhood. Republicans are attacking it with lies and deceit. It is now the norm.

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avn013 34 weeks 1 day ago
#2

"Nobody knows who the company is, what they do, or who owns it, but it took $49 million from donors to the RNC." This suggests or even implies a money-laundering scheme. If the justice dept (B Barr) is not interested or does not have the "time", how about IRS?

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alis volat 34 weeks 1 day ago
#3

"Oh the places you will go; you will be on your way up. And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed!" Where we are going, and what we will learn about this administration can only be compared to a Dr. Seuss adventure.

I am grateful for all the people that will do what's necessary to learn the truth about the money. It most certainly could send Trump and his gangsters to jail. Just think Al Capone. It's the bookkeeper that gets them; offer immunity and they will sing.

Forensic accounting uses accounting, auditing, and investigative skills to run investigations for any case of theft and fraud.-Google

That's what I'm talking about! Forensic accounting has gotten better and better with the super computers available. Wonder how things are going in the Southern District of New York.

Legend 34 weeks 1 day ago
#4

Pardons for all of the cons. Roger Stone claims North Korea boated in votes for Biden ‘through a harbour in Maine’

Michael Flynn wants Trump to suspend the Constitution, declare Marshall Law and control the media.

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Riverplunge 34 weeks 22 hours ago
#5

People with lots of money or rich people will always vote for Republicans. They don't want to be taxed.

But taxes are what holds the structure of serivices.

So the next time you are Rebublican and a telephone pole comes crashing down on your car, or you find out that your house is flooded because an ancient water pipe broke by your house, or the bridge your driving on collapses.. well.. We told you so!

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Snowflake2005 34 weeks 16 hours ago
#6

I recall clearly the reason given in mid-November for Republican elected officials pretending the Presidential results are neither definitive nor valid was that they wished to hang together through the 2 U.S. Senate run-off races on Tuesday, January 5, 2020.

In other words, the week after Joe Biden was declared the winner on that Saturday, the idea was that Republicans would carry on about Trump not having been defeated because they thought that was the message that would ensure winning the Georgia Senate run-off races.

Now, it's obvious the most likely way those incumbent U.S. Senators will go down in defeat is because of Trump & his immense fan club discrediting the 2020 Presidential election in various states, particularly Georgia. In the process, they're especially discrediting Georgia's ability to run a valid, fair election.

How ironic that the 12th Day of Christmas will be January 5, the day of that run-off election. We should get results no later than Three Kings Day, a/k/a Epiphany, on January 6.

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deepspace 34 weeks 6 hours ago
#7

Trump’s Final Days of Rage and Denial - The last act of the Trump presidency has taken on the stormy elements of a drama more common to history or literature than a modern White House. - Peter Baker

Trump the fascist artist: How the MAGA crowd is motivated by aesthetics, not ideas -
A Marxist philosopher named Walter Benjamin foresaw the rise of Trumpism more than eighty years ago.
- Mathew Rozsa

Legend 33 weeks 6 days ago
#8

Armed militia (not well organized) outside of Michigans Secretary of State home demanding over turning the election. I am not for violence but in this case a swat team would certainly be welcomed. This is what the NRA and Republicans were planning when they thought that open carry was a good idea.

Rudy Gulliani. Hard not to laugh. I mean, If I see someone with their mask below their nose in a store, I walk a circumnavigational route around the store. He has shutdown the Arizona legislature by his maskless exposure. He potentially exposed hundreds This is a good video clip. You cannot fix stupid really fits in this case.

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deepspace 33 weeks 5 days ago
#9

Today, December 7, 2020, is yet another "date which will live in infamy in the United States of America," as will all the yesterdays and tomorrows of Trump's illegitimate presidency.

The White House will have to be thoroughly fumigated once the disease-ridden, filthy racists, fascists, traitors, and liars -- who falsely claim religion and patriotism -- are finally driven from the halls of power.

Now, if only our ailing democracy could be purged of right-wing seditious thought viruses, which have cut short the lives of 273,374 souls (add at least 10 percent more, accounting for the unknown and uncounted dead) who have "slipped the surly bonds of earth" before their time thanks to our Republican neighbors' miserable stupidity.

Xfilerose 33 weeks 5 days ago
#10

If both if us always disagree, then at least one of us is a HUGE PROBLEM! If our administrative body is now rendered useless through republican party commitment to rogue ideological domination, then that party is the enemy. At this unprecedented time, America must have a united collaboration to save it’s very future and yet we are faced with a lunatic who pledges to divide and conquer while we are in a most vulnerable state. THIS IS NOT LEADERSHIP, it's opporutnity!!!!! If he will not go quietly into that good night, it’s time to usher him out and acknowledge that the party empowering him are not friends or allies, so allowing them to engage in future politics within this democracy is suicide. We must also commit to lop off the party with the cancer, if not, the infection will come back with a vengeance we will all regret. Republicans are showing their undying resolve to dominate on a platform of “possession is nine points of the law” and that must be answered by chiseling into their foreheads that “WE THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN” so that the scar will be visible to all whom they see or meet in the future.

rostasi 33 weeks 5 days ago
#11

"martial" (it's amazing how many times I've had to point this out here).

msmukler 33 weeks 3 days ago
#12

The general manager of the Trump Hotel in NYC is a man by the name of Vandegrift!!!

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