Donald J. Trump, and his campaign offices at Breitbart, Hannity and Limbaugh — have now joined a scorched earth effort to defeat Paul Ryan, and take as many Republicans down with him. Thank you Der Fuhrer.
UGLY: Trump leading from behind….
But I digress. The idea is that Ryan is a typical RINO squish, someone who would rather work with Democrats than Republicans, and is a “traitor” and a “sell-out” globalist. Well, let’s take a little stroll down memory lane, and you tell me who the real sell-out is. Below is excerpted from 2011 – my article at American Thinker titled “Translating Trump.” You will see that it is Trump, who is the squishy deal making sell-out — while he thinks Ryan is too extreme!
Yes, this is legitimate: HERE is the original article from 2011:
Here are excerpts that expose the lie that is the Trump campaign versus Ryan (who I am not a fan of by the way, but truth is truth):
TRUMP: But the Republicans shouldn’t get too far out because they’re already making plans to say, incorrectly, that the Medicare is gonna be terrible for the seniors, et cetera, et cetera. This is Obama’s fight, and he should be leading it as the president. We shouldn’t get too far out in front…. but I will say, Rush, the Republicans have to be careful. And I’m a fan of Paul Ryan, but he shouldn’t get too far out with some of these plans, because they’re gonna belabor it. One thing with me: If I decide to run I am gonna cherish senior citizens. And the Democrats, and I know ’em all because as you know I come from New York and it’s virtually a hundred percent virtual Democratic, right?
A certain candidate is trying to destroy his own party in the final days…
EDMUND’S TRANSLATION: If you think John McCain would reach across the aisle, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Hell, I’ve lived most my life ON the other side of the aisle. We can’t be pushing these extremist government cuts. I’ll take RINOism to a whole new level. Oops. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that on the Rush Limbaugh Show. For a minute I thought I was on with Greta or Imus. Did I talk about Republicans in the third person? Crap.
TRUMP: He’s (Ryan) doing a plan, he’s done a plan, he’s come out, and what the Democrats — and I see it more and more and I hear from them because, again, you know, living in New York that’s what I see is Democrats all over the place –– are going to do is say it’s attack on Medicare. And Medicare to a lot of people means seniors, and that this is a very strong attack on Medicare. And I honestly think you have to go down the line in a bipartisan way. You have to go down with the Democrats. I don’t think they should be too far out in front. Don’t forget, we don’t have the president yet. Hopefully we will have. We don’t have. He’s supposed to be leading this attack, not us. And they can do rejects, they can criticize his plan, but in my opinion… You know, there’s an election in 2012, right?
EDMUND’S TRANSLATION: Oh hell, I’ve lost it now. Maybe um I can — er — bamboozle them with some of that um bipartisan work together stuff. That works, doesn’t it? Sounds good. I’ll throw some Obama lack of leadership stuff in there and end with the upcoming campaign to change the subject.
TRUMP: You know, I’ve dealt with Democrats and Republicans all my life, and somebody said, “Oh, do you have that much experience politically?” You know, I’ve dealt — and understand this better than anybody. I’ve dealt with politicians all of my life. I’ve also dealt with foreign countries. I’m doing jobs all over the world. I’ve dealt with foreign countries for a long period of time. The fact is, I think somebody that got along with the Democrats — and I do get along. Now, you know, that could change instantaneously. You understand that. But the level of animosity… You know, in the old days “across the aisle” wasn’t the worst thing. People got along. Today, the level of hatred, the level of anger — and I’m the most militaristic person there is, if they treat me improperly. But I think having a little bit of a relationship on the other side of the aisle is not so bad, Rush, where deals can be made.
EDMUND’S TRANLSATION: Look you right wing Republican idiots. Doing deals and working across the aisle is the way we have to go. You just haven’t had the right guy doing it up to now. You need me, because I’m the best ever. Look, I know the Chinese and I know the Democrats, and I can deal with both. Because I’m Trump and you’re not. So there.