I'm a political pessimist, which means I glom onto whatever (plausible) narrative that's bad news for Democrats. And this new campaign shakeup has such a narrative - I've never found Kellyanne Conway to be as great on TV as everyone is saying, but I do hear she's able to handle Trump in a way that neither Lewandowski or Manafort could (by treating polls like TV ratings, for instance). Dunno what an anti-GOP bomb thrower like Bannon will be like, but an on-message Trump could become problematic, if he hasn't destroyed his chances already.
Freepers, of course, are sure this is all great news for Trump, though with a bit of a different spin from me. Freepers never really liked the fact that Manafort understood that Trump kinda needs non-fringe people to win. While their doubts are become more and more evident, they still buy into the silent majority as part of their suite of pro-Trump denial. And any contact with the GOPe is at least as evil as contact with the Democrats these days. Thus, I found it dumb, but unsurprising that Freepers suddenly discover that Manafort was a GOPe mole this whole time.
DAVEY CROCKETT tries for graciousness on a thread where that is not to be:
Thank you Mr Manaford, job well done!Dr.Deth is sure Manafort was inept:
Oh noez whatever will Trump do without the genius who guided President Dole's election.ObozoMustGo2012 is ready to blame all non-Freeper doctrine on this new scapegoat:
I think he tried an intervention, got Trump to endorse Ryan (which happened right after the rumor about the intervention) and then Trump just decided he had had enough of Manafortlaplata noticed that Trump hasn't sad anything crazy in like three days:
I wonder if Manafort persuaded Trump to pick Pence, too. That pick was very unconventional of Trump. I saw Trump picking Flynn as his first choice. I admit, I would prefer Flynn too.
Manafort didn’t encourage Trump to stay on message. Trump is now on message and connecting. A huge improvement.fortes fortuna juvat meanwhile, wants to feed his Hillary fetish.
It looks like the “Concern trolls” here were correct. Apologies accepted.
Hillary won’t have anything all weekend to combat optics of Trump in flood ravaged areas. This is a brilliant move while Bam Bam is golfing with Larry David and Hillary sitting in her diapers with minions holding her hands.Gaffer may not realize how small he makes himself by making a comparison to England during The Blitz:
This is truly a spectacle to behold.
“Hillary sitting in her diapers.” Now that is a funny scene to visualize. Any cartoonists around here?
In my opinion, we (those Trumpers and discontented working American voters desperately wanting to stop this evil Democrat tyranny) are exactly like the those that comprised the whole of fortress England in the lead up to D-Day.With her relentless show biz focus miss marmelstein is always just a little off, but I feel like she'd be fun in a crazy aunt sorta way:
We are legion in numbers, largely quiet and purposed. Setbacks, press and sappers abound and a myriad of diversionary moves being made on both sides. Yet, we silent many are like the massive armada that, if anything, unlike Rep. Johnson's tipping of Guam, could well turn over today's wartime England and oust these sons of bitches from our realm of influence.
We persevere, we maintain, and we WILL go vote.
I always thought he had a sleazy Robert Evans-1970s-Hollywood-Producer quality that I didn’t care for.GOPJ explains that Manafort was gonna Jeb our Trump!
Let Trump be Trump!
It seemed Manafort wanted Trump to morph into Jeb Bush.antonico is hearing street chat that Manafort was trying to manipulate Trump into becoming bland:
Manafort missed what was going on: IF WE THE PEOPLE had wanted Jeb we would have voted for him... we voted for Trump. We wanted Trump the person, Trump's ideas, Trump's solutions, AND Trump's 'tone'...
The street chat is that Mannafort is true and true Washington DC Establishment if there ever was such a thing.sarge83 is sure Trump smoked out another Trojan Horse:
He worked for a lot of interests. The rumor was that he ingratiated himself into the campaign to get Lewandowski out, convince Trump he was as tough as The Donald, while silently sabotaging the campaign with suggestions that Trump be more genteel, more restrained, etc.
In short, Mannafort fed the narrative that the GOP Elites & Democrats feasted upon almost the minute the shell game started. Trump - clearly nobody’s fool - used Mannafort to lock up the nomination. Then told him he was fired after his utility ran out. And Trump probably suspected Mannafort was basically undermining him all along, which is exactly what the elites wanted.
I suspect that the GOPE figured out they could not defeat Trump in the primaries and Manafort was brought forth to Trump as a way to sew up the nomination and to make nice with the GOPE. Hey Donald this guy will help you sew up the convention and the GOPE likes him and can bring a peace and reconciliation between you.Sacajaweau just blames SOROS:
The ultimate plan of the GOPE was for Manafort to sabotage the Trump campaign after the convention assuring they remain in power even with a Hillary presidency. And witness once Trump left the convention through in some cases his own self-inflicted wounds or GOP inflicted wounds the hits kept coming and Manafort
Trump figured out there was a Trojan Horse in his camp and acted accordingly.
I think you're going to find Soros as the man behind the Manafort controversy.
Manfort was a lobbyist for 25 years...working with our allies.
Rather than deal with a distraction, Manafort and Trump took the high road.
I'll bet Soros is behind the Ukraine controversy. Hell, Soros owns the Ukraine......way back into the '80s.