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GOP Leaders, Tech Execs Plot Against Trump At Secret NeoCon Island Meeting

from Zero Hedge:

Last Thursday, in a speech delivered at the University of Utah, Mitt Romney blindsided Donald Trump in what amounted to a scathing indictment of the billionaire’s ability to lead the country.

If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished,” Romney said, in an apparent effort to play party elder. “If Donald Trump’s plans were ever implemented, the country would sink into prolonged recession,” Romney continues, hitting Trump on the economy. “A few examples. His proposed 35 percent tariff-like penalties would instigate a trade war and that would raise prices for consumers, kill our export jobs and lead entrepreneurs and businesses of all stripes to flee America.”

We covered the story exhaustively, and for those who would enjoy a review of the verbal melee, see here, here, and here.

More important than what Romney said (after all, it’s not as though he’s the first person to essentially call Trump a demagogic lunatic who has no business being President) was what his speech represented: all-out panic on the part of the GOP establishment.

This is it folks. Trump is on the verge of winning the nomination and although most still think he can’t beat Hillary, the national election is a wildcard. If Trump can go from laughingstock to presumed GOP nominee in nine months, there’s no reason to think he can’t ride the populist wave all the way to The White House.

With diplomats the world over voicing their concern, and with America’s reputation on the line (of course we can debate about what’s left of that reputation after Bush and Obama) heavyweights from across America’s political aristocracy and business community are scrambling to figure out how to derail Trump’s momentum. In short, the Michael Bloomberg deus ex machina isn’t coming and Joe Biden isn’t likely to ride into the race in a red Camaro and save the day either, so what now?

That question, apparently, was on the agenda at the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum, a secretive affair held on Sea Island, Georgia.

(the scene)

“The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump,” Huff Post writes. Here’s a list of attendees:

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook,
  • Google co-founder Larry Page,
  • Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker,
  • Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.),
  • political guru Karl Rove,
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan,
  • GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.),
  • Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.),
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas)
  • Kevin McCarthy (Calif.),
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.),
  • Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.),
  • Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas)
  • Diane Black (Tenn.)

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7 comments to GOP Leaders, Tech Execs Plot Against Trump At Secret NeoCon Island Meeting

  • wauhoo

    Sorry Neocons, but pack your bags.

  • Ed_B

    “If Donald Trump’s plans were ever implemented, the country would sink into prolonged recession.”

    Wow. Good thing that we don’t have that now. /sarc/off

    We know that these slugs are up to no good when they slink off to some island somewhere for secret meetings. Seems as if that ALWAYS results in s**t happening.

  • KRELL427

    Trump is not the be all and end all, but he is definitely the bulldozer sent to plow all this shit and treasonous scum out of the way to make way for the next paradigm of leaders that will serve the citizens of the country. Nothing happens in an instant,change is a process.

  • Windrunner56

    Hmmm. Shit happens when secret meetings occur on islands. Can’t quite put my finger on it….oh wait a minute, Jekyll Island comes to mind. How did that work out for us??

  • KRELL427

    Always thought Elon Musk was an insider,solid proof now presented.

  • tomche

    Wow, pretty good theatre thus far, eh? Can’t wait to see the next act…

    • Dissolution

      I believe you are wrong. I understand your cynicism, but I believe you are wrong. But here’s a bone for you: if it IS theatre, it is immaculate. But therein lies the problem…that’s a lot of faith you have in the powers that be.

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