Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dick Morris: Trump's Endorsement Of Single-Payer Signals Independent Run

by JASmius

Nothing you haven't already seen and heard me say countless times before over the past three months.  I just get a kick out of so many far more prominent pundits echoing me:

Donald Trump's call for a single-payer healthcare system may hint that the Republican front-runner is considering an independent run for the White House because he might not be able to beat back challengers Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina in the primary contest, political strategist Dick Morris told Newsmax TV on Wednesday.

"I scratched my head and said: 'Why would this guy — who's running for the Republican nomination, who's trying to put down rumors that he's too liberal, that he's not a real conservative — why would he embrace the most radical of liberal positions on the crucial question of healthcare?' " Morris told The Hard Line host Ed Berliner. "I don't know.

"The only thing I can think of is that maybe he is preparing the ground for an independent candidacy," he continued. "Maybe he sees Carson coming up and Fiorina coming up — and he's doubting his ability to contain them — and that's why he's trying to move to the left to lay the basis for a November candidacy, even though he has promised not to.

"I don't know, but give me another reason why he would, in effect, come out for socialized medicine."

Indeed.  Morris isn't coming right out and accusing Trump of being in cahoots with La Clinton Nostra - I prefer that description to the one of Trump being a "plant," because that presupposes that he could ever be a mere pawn or minion, and as we all know about Donald Trump, he never makes any deal that doesn't have concrete advantages for himself and his own interests - but then he really doesn't have to.  Trump is keeping that arrangement in reserve until such time as he needs it.  Indeed, I think the only surprise he's experienced is the ease with which he has successfully hijacked the GOP nominating process through the crassest demagoguery, deception, and intimidation.  That he's the dominant frontrunner explains why he signed that party loyalty pledge a month back for appearances' sake.

I don't know if Dr. Carson or Miss Fiorina can reel Trump back in any more than the actually qualified candidates can, but if any of them do, we know what his "Plan B" will be.  I was merely one of the first to recognize it.

If Newsmax TV wants to start booking appearance gigs for me, they know where to contact me.

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