June 3, 2011

Ann Barnhardt: "I know exactly what Donald Trump is doing and why "

Trump Tower, Chicago

The Mother of All Conspiracy Theories:

"Trump has two motivations here. First the MINOR motivation. In establishing a new gaming empire in the central U.S., he is tapping into a largely conservative mid-western consumer base. What he is doing is essentially re-branding himself and the Trump name as a conservative or conservative-friendly brand. All of the little old men and women in Nebraska and Iowa and Missouri and Kentucky and rural Michigan will now specifically and consciously CHOOSE to patronize a Trump-brand casino in Chicago because Trump is a "Republican who stood up to Obama and demanded his birth certificate!" A year ago most of those same people probably looked down on Trump as a slippery New York City real estate trader with bad hair who is now on his third model/wife. Now he is as conservative and American as apple pie. Say what you will of Trump, but this re-branding maneuver that he has pulled off is admittedly brilliant. But it is only a mere maneuver. The sincerity of it is . . . lacking."
Which brings us to Trump's MAJOR motivation in pushing the birth certificate and other vital records issue. Trump's plan is to dominate and control the Chicago gaming concession. He is in on the ground floor, knows that his position is very, very strong, and wants to keep it that way. What he also knows is that in order for him to be successful in Chicago, he MUST assert dominance over the massively powerful and utterly corrupt Chicago City Hall. Trump is no pushover and refuses to bow to the Chicago City Hall / Union Mob machine. And why should he? Trump has the Chicago Machine by the throat because the Chicago Machine made a terrible, terrible mistake several years ago. What was that mistake? They tied their entire fortunes to the single most blackmail-able human being in the history of the world: Barack Obama.
-- Much more at Barnhardt.biz - Commodity Brokeragebut there are no permalinks so, alas, you will just have to scroll. Posted by Vanderleun at June 3, 2011 4:41 PM
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Very plausible, in my mind. Trump has always struck me as the least quixotic of men -- he wouldn't have played the Birther card if there wasn't some major, tangible benefit to himself in doing so.

Posted by: at June 3, 2011 5:10 PM

This is far more plausible than Jooz flying planes into the twin towers that were detonated by the Bush administration, who stole the airplane with all those people on it that didn't strike the Pentagon because everyone knows that it was a missile that did it, because the people on flight 93 really didn't try to stop the hijackers, the FBI even said so. So it must be true.

Posted by: Jewel at June 3, 2011 6:04 PM

Of course there's no way for me to know the truth of the matter.

I will say that this is the first plausible thing I've seen advanced. It answers the question "Where's the money?", which previous theories did not. Being President is lots of responsibility and very little money by Trump standards, and I for one never believed he was serious about wanting the office -- but pretending to run a campaign gives excuses for all kinds of things.


Posted by: Ric Locke at June 3, 2011 6:10 PM

Addendum: wouldn't it be seriously cool if Chicago, which got where it is starting with numbers running and Prohibition, got cleaned up by a guy who wanted to run a straight casino?

Posted by: Ric Locke at June 3, 2011 6:12 PM

I am not buying. I do not think that the Chicago Combine cares what Trump can or will do to BO. That is all Washington Stuff and it makes no difference to them.

Posted by: Fat Man at June 3, 2011 8:19 PM

It most definitely is plausible. Say what you will about Ann, she has a very keen mind for abstract concepts, which is why she can so easily put her finger on the crux of a matter.

Posted by: ahem at June 3, 2011 8:45 PM

"Trump has enough blackmail material on Obama to keep himself in a position of firm dominance over the Chicago Marxist Syndicate."


Nice catch, Ann.

Posted by: ahem at June 3, 2011 8:50 PM

"Trump has enough blackmail material on Obama...".

Stanley Kurtz has more dope on the Dope than anyone - it's all there in "Radical in Chief" - but Obama is 'historic'; nobody cares.

Posted by: Brett_McS at June 3, 2011 11:38 PM

I don't know that I think Trump is such a sharp-minded genius that he calculates the effect of his every utterance, such that his Birther rhetoric can be directly factored into this...

But I do think that Trump's primary motivation in life is "Building the Brand", which incidentally also feeds his own ego. This specific focus for his latest brand-building escapade seems plausible.

Posted by: Umbriel at June 4, 2011 12:21 AM

Washington stuff maybe, but Rahmbo just came from there and has the smell on him, has the blood, the DNA from many of the Bamster's miscues.

A toy poodle could follow that trail; Trump is no toy poodle.

Posted by: Peccable at June 4, 2011 5:18 AM

Annie is a successful commodities trader. That means that she's smart, and has contacts in the trading pits around the country. And what we know about traders is they trade.

A little tidbit of information gleaned in conversations - innocuous in anyone else's hands - could provide the clue to cracking the Davinci code (a dreadful book) to Sherlock Barnhart.

I for one hope she's right for any number of reasons, including the fact that it would probably kill the last surving industry in Detroit: gaming. Then we can officially level everything and start over.

Posted by: Dewey From Detroit at June 4, 2011 1:19 PM

If Rahm Emmanuel taking to the pages of the Washington Post to throw Israel under the bus for Teh Won is any indication, I'd say Ann's prediction is looking pretty good...


Posted by: Mike at June 5, 2011 12:17 PM