Lulu Lays It All Out


(Our old good friend Lulu posted this in the comments. I moved it to the front page. I did a little cosmetic editing too, but the content is all Lulu’s)

New York Times:

“As hapless as the news media and the Washington establishment have at times appeared as they flail about in the political tempest wrought by Donald Trump, there is another group in the 2016 election cycle that has come off looking at least as bewildered: the campaign gurus of Trump’s Republican opponents”.
“Since Watergate, each new president has been ushered in by his own personal Rasputin.”

When Trump announced his candidacy the “consultants” were bug-eyed over the fact that he didn’t have a high-ticket Svengali “guiding” him. I remember them making fun of this guy Lewdowsky, who had accepted a straight salary from Trump for two or three years (generous) but without a media company open ended contract with bells and whistles and all of his buds sucking off the teat. An example of these “consultants” is Mike Murphy who got !Jeb to pay him 30 million for services that saw Jeb lose his butt, and some ass who turned Scott Walker into a begging machine to donors so said ass could pay himself and his cronies more. When Walkers wife complained he didn’t have time to campaign but only “beg” the consultant ass got up in her face. She of course talked Scott into quitting which meant no money for the ass who then went to WaPo to bitch that she was a dummy and didn’t understand politics. I would say she does understand maybe too well and knows a fraud when she sees one.

Most if not all of the consultants, talking heads, bloggers, writers, think tank chair jockeys, fund raisers, etc are in the tentacled networks of both parties who get PAID. Not only are they all married to each other, they get paid by billionaire donors for committees they sit on, appearances on tv, trash they write for magazine, vlogs, blogs, shitty little books, and climb over each other trying to get attention, stir shit up, and claw to get a few bucks. It beats working. They gossip, float trial balloons, lie, posture, exhibit opprobrium BECAUSE their paychecks are threatened. They are like fleas hopping around biting.

They are the middlemen. And Trump has eliminated any need of them except for the most trivial services. He doesn’t need or want them for scheduling interviews, writing talking points, paying themselves for ad buys from THEIR ad companies, hiring campaign bloggers, or running money begging outfits. Guys like Karl Rove, Rick Wilson, and Mike Murphy LIVE very well off this four year cycle of influence pedaling, blackmail of candidates, and monopoly of media access and agit-prop. They are furious. And soon to be broke. Tapeworms like Bill Kristol, the National Review hate circus bottom feeders trying to keep their (prestigious they claim but they sound like dumped ex-wives out of money bitching in a clatch in the Target parking lot) gig, even that old sack of shit Murdoch see the quadrennial gravy train drying up. Both sides complain about too much money in politics. Who the hell do people think is getting paid? The Donald is squeezing them, depriving them of their lifeblood which is money, and with it their influence. They are as necessary as a third leg growing out of the back of the body politic. Trump doesn’t need to buy ads because he provides “content” for which they sell ads so viewers cans see him blather and opine. Who else can do this? Besides consultant goods and services are inferior, vastly overrated, and everyone got used to them with their grubby hands out, their calculated faux-rage and no one will miss any of them. We may not need campaign finance reform if we just make them all obsolete. Obama was over the moon popular in DC because he paid them. With other peoples money just like in Chicago.

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147 Responses to Lulu Lays It All Out

  1. votermom says:

    Lulu, very insightful.

  2. Myiq2xu says:

    When these gurus back a winner they get to move into government and live of the public teat. If that career path interests you all you have to do is get yourself a job working for one of them so you can learn all the tricks. There is no degree or license required.

    • votermom says:

      A scene of GOP insiders discussing Trump

      • AFVet says:

        They are terrified of losing their power.

      • Constance says:

        The bit about other nations don’t like Trump…. Is this supposed to make me not vote for him? Because I feel our “leaders” have given too much away in trade agreements and aid to illegals and letting criminal illegals use lawful citizens as their prey and so the fact the Trump is for me, a real American, is appealing to me.
        There are a certain bunch of elitists that are in awe of Europe, They should move there if they like it so well. We are not Europe and we don’t want to be.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I caught a segment today with Nigel Farage(?), some party official in the UK, and he basicaly said don’t pay attention to the whinging ninnies on this side of the pond. 🙂

  3. Anthony says:

    THIS is the real battle going on behind the curtain. Thank you, Lulu, for bringing this to our collective attention. Excellent read.

  4. DandyTIger says:

    Great insight. And a powerful dimension of the gears of Washington. Also Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

    • leslie says:

      I agree. Great post.
      And good on Scott Walker’s wife for putting an end to the larceny in the Gov’s campaign.

      • Anthony says:

        Wonder if he might be a good VP pick if Trump becomes the nominee?

        • leslie says:

          I’d like that. But the unions throughout the nation would absolutely go nuts and rally all the current members, past members, and long dead members to vote against that ticket.

        • votermom says:

          My guess is that Trump will pick either a DC insider to help him pull the Washington levers, or someone who to ticks off some diversity boxes. But I’m just guessing.
          It would be interesting if he picked Walker, very interesting.

          • He might cut a deal with the GOPe or with Cruz/Kasich

          • 49erDweet says:

            If he picks either Marco or Kasich he risks losing a very small percentage of voters. He’s a businessman who play’s all the angles. His VP pick won’t hurt him like those guys would.

          • I’m thinking of a situation in which he makes peace with the GOPe and agrees to take on one of theirs as VP. They would probably want some say about his cabinet too, but he has to win first.

          • votermom says:

            Problem with Trump picking an establishment VP is that if I were him, I’d soon be paranoid about getting bumped off.

          • If he did, it would be an escalation of war. But I don’t know.

            Until yesterday I thought this might all be show to pull out a win despite the GOP’s badly damaged brand, or, alternatively, a Trump takeover attempt. Yesterday I read that Lewandowski was affiliated with American’s for Prosperity, a Koch-related PAC. I did some digging, and confirmed he spent 4 years running their national voter registration drive. Before that he was a lobbyist for a number of years.

            Then I remembered how last summer, Rience & The GOPe were in a battle with the Kochs over whether or not the Koch’s would share their voter data with GOPe. The Kochs threatened to go their own way if they didn’t get more say in how the money was spent. Made me wonder if Trump represented their “own way.”

          • lyn says:

          • Somebody says:

            I’m pretty sure Ted already sold his soul to the devil. The consensus ticket they’re going to push will be Cruz/Kasich……Little Marco has most likely been promised a really nice K street lobbying job. You know something he doesn’t have to work at, mostly smoozing and spending other people’s money…..hello, perfect for him.

            If you total Cruz, Rubio and Kasich’s delegates they currently combined have 723. Trump has 673. All they have to do is keep splitting the votes, keep up the attacks on Trump to keep him from getting to the magic number. Add to that some delegates are not bound no matter the primary results in their state and you can see exactly where they are headed.

            The question is, can the average Joe voter see through it?? More importantly how about those enamoured with Ted Cruz in the states yet to vote? Can they see that he’s not looking much like an outsider? I don’t know, look at some of the right leaning sites so many of them have full on TDS. What is even more laughable is that these jackasses think Preacher Ted and his personality along with dickhead Kasich will defeat Hillary and the Clinton machine. OMG what a bunch of fucking morons. I’m telling you THAT ticket is worse than the fucking Dole/Kemp ticket.

            As for the Koch brothers, they went on record long ago as being anti-Trump. They don’t like his policies on trade or the border. The Koch’s lean libertarian, so they prefer open borders and open, “free” trade…..fair doesn’t enter into their equation.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I like Walker, but I think DJT will need a pit bull like Cruz. Or an insurance policy like Newt Gingrinch. <——wouldn't that be fun to watch? 😀

        • lurker says:

          Didn’t walker make an anti trump speech when dropping out?

        • Constance says:

          I think Trump will pick a woman VP. He is going to run against a woman and so he will want one on his ticket. I don’t know who but I can picture him with one of those southern charm battle axes that instantly rule a room but never overshadow their male counterpart. Also he will hold up the fact that his daughter runs a lot of his business, not one of his sons, any time he is accused of misogyny.

          • Jadzia says:

            I do think it would be smart for him to find a great woman VP candidate (I still like Jan Brewer). I can’t be the only woman out there who is so turned off by the blowhard persona that it’s difficult to hear what he’s saying. If he doesn’t pick a woman, a man who has a style that sucks up less of the oxygen from the room would probably be a good idea. Either way, I think it should be somebody from the West or the Southwest, the areas that bear the brunt of the current administration’s immigration policy.

  5. I recall the phrase “There will be blood in the streets” being used.

  6. Lulu says:

    Thank you for the edit Myiq2xu. I had been awake about 5 minutes. My lucid period I call it.

    • Check your email. You have been invited to join the frontpage team. That means you’ll have to do your own editing from now on.

      • Lulu says:

        What email? I checked WordPress to make sure I didn’t give a fake email and it is OK. Sorry for late response. I actually had to work this morning because HE wouldn’t leave. Only a couple more weeks of this “pretend” working although I did run off one of his (he is my cousin) old girlfriends.

    • 49erDweet says:

      When Klown first said you were laying it out………..oh, never mind.

  7. AniEm says:

    For the political gurus who comment here: Why can’t we put a cap on campaign spending, e.g., $500000 for local elections, $1 mil for state, $5 mil for fed, etc. Political gluttony has to be reined in, plus it would insure ‘equality of opportunity but not equality of outcome’ if the candidate can’t close the deal. If we can cap health care costs, why not campaign funding?

    • SCOTUS says $$$ = speech and the 1st Amendment protects free speech.

      • AniEm says:

        Thanks for the lawyerly justification for that. I suspected this was a lost cause but still wish we had a way of reining it in.

        • 49erDweet says:

          I look at it as a way for us insignificants to group together and level the playing field by pooling our pennies. Limits on spending could silence us.

          • AniEm says:

            That’s why I want a work around. We are being silenced by outspending, unjustifiable slander. and propaganda, without a voice.

          • 49erDweet says:

            Does your state have an initiative process? Google “proposition 13”. 24 states allow initiatives. People have a work-around with initiatives.

          • Somebody says:

            That is an interesting thought 49er. I wonder what how SCOTUS would rule if each individual state had a ballot initiative to limit money? No 3rd party advertising or funding of campaigns. All candidates must use their campaign funds, subject to current campaign finance laws. Something like that, but with a proviso that 3rd parties or super pacs can advertise concerning an issue, provided they do not endorse any candidate in their commercial or something like that.

            The proviso would allow for instance the AARP to run ads about concern for medicare, or numbers USA to run ads about immigration, or even a teacher’s union to run ads about education funding. They just couldn’t say John Doe is our man because he supports thus and so.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    LOL, this will help Trump.

    • DandyTIger says:

      It might help rally the troops on the left. Esp. the ones not that thrilled with Hillary. But if people ask the usual “Are you better off now than you were eight years ago?”, Obama’s efforts may fall a little flat. But it will rally the opposition to Obama/Hillary too.

    • swanspirit says:

      He misses the adoring crowds. He hasn’t been getting my of that lately.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      He really is a little pot stirrer. BO does not give on whit for the next president other than it not stop his gravy train or over shadow him. Hillary/Sanders losing to say Rubio/Bush or visa versa would not make a dent in his earnings potential. Nor would it dent BO’s self image as irreplaceable.

      • Ann says:

        I keep scratching my head trying to figure out how Obama is gonna make $$ after he is out… heck even graft requires effort. And this guy hasn’t shown much of that in his life. He’s not going to get a job, wth will pay him to speechify? Get a ghost writer and push out another book about how terribly difficult his time as president was?

  9. votermom says:

    This is a good sign

  10. votermom says:

  11. Venus says:

    Awesome post Lulu!

    TPTB are in a panic because they might have to actually work for a living if Trump wins. And we all know they aren’t capable of that.

  12. foxyladi14 says:


  13. In response to a post about RNC rule changes to steal the nomination from DT:

    Ronaldus Maximus
    I would offer a better analogy using your relay race. Let’s say the runner jumps into a speeding care going around the tracks. The coach correctly points out that there is nothing in the rulebook specifically preventing using an automobile. This is not in the rulebook because everyone assumed no one would try something like this. The rules official states on the spot that vehicles are not allowed, only runners can win.

    No one saw a candidate getting $2 billion dollars of in kind contribution from the media. No one saw many democrats coming to open primaries to sabotage the GOP primary. No one saw a lot of foolish candidates hanging around long after their campaigns were finished allowing a moron to win with a simple plurality. It is also the responsibility of the rules committee to deal with novel situations that no one saw in order to level the playing field or get a fair result.

  14. AFVet says:

    Ann Coulter goes in and out of my radar from time to time, but she pretty much nails it on this one.

  15. lyn says:

    Brilliant insight, lulu!

  16. DeniseVB says:

    Whenever I see Paddy O’Furniture post and comment, it cracks me up because I think of this …..

  17. foxyladi14 says:

    I received a phone call, Saying the IRS has filed suit against me.
    Please people Do Not fall for this Scam!!!
    The IRS does not do this.
    they send you a letter.

    • SHV says:

      I got a similar phone call/voice message a few months ago. “The IRS has issued a warrant for your arrest. Call # ****. The number of my cell phone robo calls have gotten insane. Mostly re-credit card debt, pay day loans, etc.

    • DeniseVB says:

      That’s going around my area too.

      Also, we’re getting those stupid RNC Your Account Is Delinquent fundraising notices which looks like a Past Due bill. I feel for the suckers who send them money. The was a Dem tactic a few years ago. No difference, no difference at all between the two parties.

  18. WMCB says:

    Excellent post, Lulu.

    And Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

  19. jennifer lyn says:

    They are going all in. I live in Houston TX and the local rag had 13 stories relating to how evil, scary, racist, dangerous and horrible Trump is. They also had a cover on Mobama saying how she was at SXSW and everyone wanted her to run for President (she told them no) and complimenting her for being such a great role model (witch had to give up her law license year before Obut started to run for Pres. NOT role model for anyone) and how she was going to start her fantastic social movement (retch) hastagdonothingforwomenwhoareslaves. PEOPLE DO NOT BELIEVE THE MEDIA THEY ARE MAKING MONEY OFF YOU BEING A LEMMING. FIGHT for the right to vote for Trump. DO NOT BELIEVE THE MEDIA. Remember when the ran article saying Mobama looked like Jackie O (I still cannot believe that).

  20. Constance says:

    Amen! Good breakfast read! Thanks

  21. jennifer lyn says:

    Guys think about it….what do the BLM thugs, OCCUPY thugs, Harry Reid, Al Sharpton, Hillary Clinton, and the Repukes have in commons–THEY ALL HATE TRUMP. Another reason I will be voting for Trump. ALL IN for Trump. The more these groups trash him the more I know he is the right candidate. Think about it peeps.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I saw a tweet mentioning the IRS brought the tea party down, but not the Soros funded anarchist groups ? Really something to think about. The tea party love our country, never destroyed anything or even left a piece of trash behind. The morons Soros supports want to destroy our country !!

  22. WMCB says:

    One marker in presidential elections I’ve noticed over years: the team that seems to be having the most fun is usually winning. I’ve noticed this irrespective of whether I was supporting the winning or losing side.

    It has little to do with policy or polls, and more to do with whether they are riding cultural wave. And so far, the Trump camp are the ones having a blast. Just an observation.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I always notice that Trump’s having too much fun and it’s infectious. He talks to his supporters not at them. Those of us who follow the live streams will hear his same talking points, but always with a refreshing difference. Of course, we’re bias. 😉

      • AFVet says:

        Yes but, the audience is always consistent in their support of him.
        Patriots unite !
        Let’s do this !

      • Anthony says:

        It’s called “staying on message”, no matter how boring it becomes.

        I often think “If I hear about that fucking wall one more time…..” but when I read about cartels or murders by illegals, guess who’s face comes to mind?

        Smart branding.

  23. DeniseVB says:

    Ruh roh, myiq may have to vote in the primary 😉

    • Somebody says:

      My husband thinks Trump might pick Hunter as his VP. Hunter’s background is in business and he sees trade issues similar to Trump. After 9-11 he quit his job and enlisted in the US Marines, he served in Iraq and Afghanistan, he’s a decorated veteran.

      He has similar views to Trump on immigration. He currently serves on the Armed forces, Transportation and infrastructure, education and workforce committees. He chairs a subcommittee on coast guard and maritime transportation.

      Hunter is more soft spoken than Trump, he’s younger than Cruz or Rubio…..born in 1976. Given his military service he’d bring some national security chops. Although generally speaking members of the house usually aren’t on presidential tickets, this is Trump though he works in his own way.

      Anyway, my husband thinks he sees in Hunter a Trump apprentice. Imagine the prospect of California being off the table in a few years because their native son and sitting VP is running for POTUS.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Yes, it will be an apprentice for 2024, and they’ll need California in November. There’s no doubt DJT wants an insider to show him where the bathrooms are in the Capitol Bldg. 😀

        I don’t think Trump is so shallow as to pick an insurance running mate, he’ll pick what’s best for our country, a heartbeat away.

  24. Mt.Laurel says:

    Lulu. Very good post. I think this is an excellent summary of what is at the heart of the reactions across the board in a nutshell. I have never worked for government but have had to work with all the various governments in the DC area at all levels (city/county/state/fed). It used to be that if someone took an appointment or a job over a certain level that they knew there was an expiration date. Only the middle and lower levels were permanent hires. Many of the regular worker bees were usually decent and did their best to get their jobs done. The leeches had to pack their bags and head home every so many years.

    Over the past couple decades those that live off the money that flows have increasingly stayed put and just changed team logos or moved sideways and crossways in a constant game of musical chairs. Many spend most of their time in the social circle and hang out at very expensive and exclusive sites that they would never have been able to access otherwise. They found that the money and perks were too good and to heck with the peons. The worker bees see a never ending stream of $$$ going to the same people and more and more leave or give up trying or make a play to get a piece of the pie for themselves. .

    • DeniseVB says:

      Fed/State/Local politics ? LOL, our neighborhood HOA are realtors and landscapers, yeah, right, they care about the neighborhood 😛

  25. DeniseVB says:

    One of those little pukes Lulu wrote about was just on Gretchen’s show. Erick Erickson is looking into promoting a 3rd party, but wouldn’t name names to head the ticket or other “grassroots” purified conservative he’s planning with. (probably NRO and Redstate pukettes).

    Glad she ran a clip of Newt Gingrich giving a response to that. Now has Huckabee on going full Huckster on that 3rd party idea.

  26. WMCB says:

  27. I was gonna do some yard work, but then I remembered that it’s National Nap Week.

  28. lyn says:

    OT, here’s my response to the Knuckle Draggers for Trump FB post.
    Wow–you all sound like establishment Republicans. FYI: Trump’s daughter converted to Judaism in 2009 before she married. I’m proud to be a Troglodyte for Trump, because someone has to burn the corrupt two-party system down.

  29. Jadzia says:

    Misspelled porn searches SOAR on St. Patrick’s day, ha ha. As do searches for leprechaun porn:

  30. John Cole:

    There’s been a great deal of talk about how Garland is a “sacrificial lamb,” but I’m just not buying it. I think Obama nominated Garland because he likes the nominee, believes that he is a good man, and believes that he can seat him. Here’s my reasoning.

    1.) Obama doesn’t do sacrificial lambs, or throw people under the bus, or have people fall on their swords, or whatever other metaphor people want to use. In his administration, there have been, that I can recall, five high profile exits.

    The first was Van Jones, and Obama didn’t sack the guy, he resigned, and he had to. He’d made a string of unforced errors, some of which were pretty stupid, and he was just not a good fit with the no-drama Obama team. Rahm left to become Mayor. Hillary left to get ready to become the nominee this election. That leaves Shirley Sherrod and Chuck Hagel. Hagel left because of disagreements with his boss and a whole lot of other issues in the Pentagon.

    That leaves Sherrod, and that truly was a shitshow. Obama himself has said this was a mistake. Maybe I am missing some others, but these are the ones I remember. This is not a record indicative of someone who routinely mistreats or screws over people for political gain or when the going gets tough. The man does not “use” people. It’s not who he is.

    It’s actually one of the things I admire most about this administration and the man. I think being a halfway decent President is akin to steering the Titanic while juggling blindfolded, and Obama has managed to do this with grace all while half the nation has been trying to trip him, throwing spitballs at him and screaming racial epithets. We’re never going to see an administration this well run again in our lifetimes, and he did it under fire from all quarters.

    That’s a classic example of KOD – Koolaid overdose

    • Lois Lerner, Gen. Petraeus, Gen. Shinsheki, Gen McCrystal, Kathleen Sebelius, Eric Holder, James Clapper, Desiree Rogers, Ray LaHood, Gregory Craig, Keith Alexander, Lanny Breuer, Lisa Jackson, Leon Panetta, Janet Napalitano, Tim Geithner . . .

      • cynic says:

        Anita Dunn, the White House Communications Director, admitted that one of favorite political Philosophers, one that she “turns to the most”, is Mao Tse-Tung, the demonic communist dictator responsible for the starvation, torture, and murder of 70 million Chinese.

    • Jadzia says:

      Screaming racial epithets? Really? The US sure has changed since I’ve been gone, apparently.

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