Trump Plays the Nepo Card Again

I've joked a few times I wouldn't be surprised if Trump were to make Ivanka his running mate -- or appoint Don Jr.'s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle to be Attorney General if he gets re-elected (because she would dismiss the federal indictments against him, relieving him of the need to spend years in court debating whether he has the power to pardon himself).

But I missed the real mark: It's Eric's wife Lara Trump who Donald Trump is promoting for Co-Chair of the Republican Party.

Can no one in this family get where they want to go on their own credentials and experience? Apparently not. Except for Jared Kushner, who finally got it through his thick skull that he is rich enough not to have to step in the dog doo that follows his father-in-law everywhere he goes. In a recent interview, Jared says he won't be involved in a second Trump administration, should there be one.

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    It's not (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Feb 15, 2024 at 02:50:46 PM EST
    about really qualifications or even family connections. It is about who will drain the RNC of all the funds and he knows Lara will do it. There is going to be zero money for downticket races in November.

    You say that (5.00 / 3) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Feb 15, 2024 at 03:46:12 PM EST
    like it's a bad thing.

    I can (none / 0) (#4)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Feb 16, 2024 at 04:36:41 AM EST
    see why you would think that from that post but I was just stating facts. You should see some of the Republicans that are apoplectic over this. I'm LMBO. Everytime something like this happens I'm like you had a lot of chances to get rid of Trump but yet here we are.

    Trump Ordered to pay $355 million (none / 0) (#9)
    by john horse on Fri Feb 16, 2024 at 04:36:41 PM EST
    Looks like Trump is going to need every penny of that RNC money.  He was just ordered to pay $355 million and can't do business in New York for three years.

    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!


    Jared was well paid by the Saudis. (none / 0) (#3)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Thu Feb 15, 2024 at 11:12:14 PM EST
    Meanwhile, everybody in the media distracted by the GOP's quixotic pursuit of Hunter Biden, which got somewhat messy today with Special Counsel David Weiss' indictment of their star witness, FBI informant Alexander Smirnov, on two felony counts: (1) Lying to the FBI about President Joe Biden's involvement in son Hunter's business affairs; and (2) Fabricating evidence to support those lies.

    Republicans are cruisin' for a real bruisin' this November.

    UPDATE: It appears that ... (5.00 / 1) (#19)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 25, 2024 at 07:48:56 PM EST
    ... Alexander Smirnov is a Russian mole or at the very least, a useful idiot in the service of the FSB. Why am I not surprised?

    Russian intelligence's successful penetration of the Republican Party's political apparatus and the Trump campaign is likely the most significant breach in U.S. national security since FBI agent Robert Hanssen first approached Soviet Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) in 1979 to offer his services as a double agent.

    This is a very serious matter.


    Knee deep in Trump's sewage filled swamp (none / 0) (#5)
    by john horse on Fri Feb 16, 2024 at 11:59:56 AM EST
    There are already post election plans by Trump to decimate federal civil service.  If elected up to 50,00 civil service employees will lose their career protections and be replaced by political appointees.  We will then have a government that is only "responsive to the political desires of Trump rather than to the Constitution and the law."  This means that we will have a less competent government which may be what grifters like Trump want.

    Project 2025 (none / 0) (#6)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Feb 16, 2024 at 01:53:21 PM EST
    and it's not just Trump. It's a plan for any Republican elected president.

    They want the government to fail. (none / 0) (#7)
    by desertswine on Fri Feb 16, 2024 at 02:54:26 PM EST
    Oh yes, Lara Trump... (none / 0) (#8)
    by desertswine on Fri Feb 16, 2024 at 04:34:37 PM EST
    Didn't she run some kind of Dog Rescue charity scam in Florida some years ago where the proceeds went to Trump?  Big Dog Ranch or something like that.

    I saw a clip of her (none / 0) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Feb 17, 2024 at 12:05:11 PM EST
    She is like the reverse of Trump.  Her neck and chest are the color of Trump's face, that being old leather, and her face encased in makeup is a normal skin tone.

    Lindseybelle (none / 0) (#12)
    by KeysDan on Sun Feb 25, 2024 at 12:18:33 PM EST
    says Lara Trump is the future of the Republican Party.  

    I hope he is right (5.00 / 2) (#13)
    by jmacWA on Sun Feb 25, 2024 at 03:00:55 PM EST
    because if she is the future, the future is the demise.

    The future (none / 0) (#17)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Feb 25, 2024 at 06:32:19 PM EST
    is a dead eyed zombie Barbie.  

    At (none / 0) (#11)
    by FlJoe on Sun Feb 25, 2024 at 08:47:05 AM EST
    least they don't come from a long line of criminals
    The Hill is out with my column in a recent discovery of the criminal history of the great-great-grandfather of Joe Biden. It turns out that the evasion of accountability may be something of a family trait acquired through generations of natural selection.

    I saw this (5.00 / 2) (#16)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Feb 25, 2024 at 05:33:52 PM EST
    this morning and thought Turley has literally lost his mind. Not that he had a great one to start with. How can his students even go to a law class with this clown as a professor?

    By reaching back 204 years to 1820,... (none / 0) (#14)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 25, 2024 at 04:30:08 PM EST
    ... which was when Joe Biden's black sheep forebear Moses Robinette was born, in order to postulate that the president somehow inherited a tendency toward criminality, Jonathan Turley appears to be channeling the ghost of Theodore Kaczynski, because this level of twisted reasoning is skirting the frontiers of Unabomber Manifesto territory.

    To be clear, there is no scientific evidence of an increased genetic predisposition for illegal behavior, nor is there any legal basis for a practicing attorney to make such an absurd and disreputable claim.

    Shame on The Hill for wasting valuable bandwidth by publishing that frankly slanderous screed.

    Boo. Hiss.


    I (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by FlJoe on Sun Feb 25, 2024 at 05:17:22 PM EST
    honestly thought this was parody.

    Well, it isn't. (none / 0) (#18)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 25, 2024 at 07:24:19 PM EST
    Rather, it's just incredibly irresponsible journalism on the part of The Hill's editors. But then, there seems to be a lot of that going around these days.

    One of my paternal grandfather's nine brothers (none / 0) (#20)
    by Peter G on Sun Feb 25, 2024 at 09:33:17 PM EST
    was a robber on the New York subways, who served a stretch in Sing Sing. My grandfather worked for the Post Office, sorting international parcel post; another brother was a New York City high school principal. Which, if any, do I take after?

    Well..... (none / 0) (#21)
    by Chuck0 on Mon Feb 26, 2024 at 04:25:16 PM EST
    you ARE a lawyer :).

    Have a good day sir.