Attacks on Trump just make these voters like him more

by David Weigel
December 11, 2015

It was the most brutal attack ad run against Donald Trump, and it was tanking. Twenty-nine voters, all of whom supported or used to support Trump, watched retired Air Force Col. Tom Moe not so subtly compare the Republican front-runner to Adolf Hitler.

“You might not care if Donald Trump says he’s going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you’re not one,” Moe said onscreen. “You might not care if Donald Trump wants to suppress journalists, because you’re not one. But think about this: If he keeps going, and he actually becomes president, he might just get around to you.”

Frank Luntz, the Republican media consultant who had put together this focus group, watched the dials turn down. On a scale of zero to 100, the ad’s effectiveness never got above 20. It did not help that the ad was produced for Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), a presidential candidate no one in the group supported.

25 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • teaman says:

    You have to remember, the Repub-A-Flub RINO party is controlled by idiots that have wanted to drive farther to the left. They love the fact that Obama, The Executive Anus, has literally divided our Nation with their butt kissing help. They love how our culture is now upside down and Pandora’s Box is now wide open allowing all deviant’s to come forth and be elevated to a level of acceptance. The Repub-A-Flub RINOs claim not to, but they love EPA wacko-ism no matter what it will mean to us citizens. They love how the Executive Anus kisses islamic puke butt even though they fully know it is not a religion but an ideology hell bent on world domination.
    The Repub-A-Flub RINO party, that conservatives gave full power to in 2010, has supported everything that the Executive Anus wanted with very little objection.
    Every politician in the Washington Cartel is a puppet being controlled by special interest that does nothing for the people.
    You may not like Trump, but he can’t be bought.

  • Jerry says:

    Why are the Republicans in Congress so afraid of Donald Trump? My guess would be they are afraid they may have to become true Republicans instead Democrats with a different name.

  • Robert McFate says:

    Establishment Republicans are afraid if we get a strong president they just may be force to work for WE THE PEOPLE rather the those who fill their political coffers!

  • Richard Schwartz says:

    Amazing !!!!! Slam Trump and his numbers go up !!!!!! Trumps just exposing the laziness of government

  • dmttbt says:

    Since when was I suppose to give a dam about Muslim who settle in this country to overthrow our government. Kasich should look at his percentage of approval, or should I say disapproval. That comment about reporters is one of the dumbest things I have heard in quite some time. They don’t want to know anything about Hillary or the person who is on his second term with a bogus birth certificate and a social security card from a state that he never lived in and who in his own book wrote that he would choose Muslim. But they are extremely quick to jump on the block Muslims story. They and some of the other news people say it can’t be done. Where in the h e l did they get their information? the thing that I see that can’t be done, or hasn’t been done is that the American people can’t get an honest government and these a holes are going to ask for people’s votes. Not mine. We are America home of the free and the brave, that doesn’t mean we have to be stupid. I saw on a local news station a ceremony where 60 people were becoming citizens of the united states and another 60 next week. This was to show how good those people are. That was shown to confuse the issue. those people came here legally to become citizens after going through what it takes to do it legally, not coming and telling lies about why they are here. Illegal is illegal.

  • Phyllis says:

    Being old enough to remember does help on this one. Hitler, squashed freedom of speech, took away all guns, had people spying on each other, had elitist groups who did his bidding, no matter how stupid, controlled food and water and fuel supplies, people herded into small housing when they had their homes taken, along with their money, jewelry, valuables. He, Hitler, had yes men on different levels…sound familiar?..Hitler was nothing like Trump, but, he was a whole lot like our president and his minions.

    1. pete G says:

      I’ll bet there was allot of people who wanted to see him dead——–back then of course. People aren’t like that today, Ha. Ha.

  • Rose Boltz says:

    Big mistake. Trump may just trump it all. Most would be better than what we have to deal with now. The rest of the world is laughing at us but I don’t find it to be funny.

  • Kent2012 says:

    moe be a supporter of the ho clintoney…

    1. dmttbt says:

      If Moe is still in the military at a high rank I have to think he is a Obama man or he would have replaced him with a Muslim like he has done several.

  • Leo Klaudi says:

    I believe Col. Moe is full of shit! Hitler my ass. The carbon copy of Hitler is in our White House and Eva Brawn is the Dem. front runner.

    1. dmttbt says:

      I noticed in a poll done on the internet yesterday that Obama’s unfavorable ratings are at 97%. I guess some people are finally seeing the truth. Amazing how blind people are when they follow politicians.

  • George Price says:

    All these people want to dump Trump but when Obama broke several laws by his actions we did not hear a word?Most of these people are afraid that trump will reveal them.

    1. Kent2012 says:

      the reason we hear this crap is because these clowns are democrapos in GOP costumes…like boner and mcdoogler and the cow from Alaska…might as well move in with harry ahole reidy…

      1. pete G says:

        It really does make me wonder how many of these so called Conservatives are playing ball with the most dangerous man in the country, and if it wasn’t for Iranians the most dangerous man in the world. Impeach him now.

  • VM Sheppard says:

    We can’t be everything to everyone… and since we’re the only ones trying to protect our interests, I don’t agree with the coercive attempt of this ad to try to make me feel guilty about it. And that journalist remark is hysterical. If news reporters relayed the facts and refrained from their personal commentaries, we would be better able to make decisions about events for ourselves. Journalists clearly believe we’re too stupid to form our own opinions of the facts. It was Hitler who used biased information to coerce the German people… This is a failed attempt to brainwash. The funny thing is… I’m not a Trump supporter, but I would NEVER buy anything Tom Moe is selling.

    1. dmttbt says:

      Maybe you should be a Trump supporter. I don’t see anyone else even almost worth having. Sure maybe he has bad manners once in a while, I didn’t ask to marry someone, I want someone to run this country the way it should be.

      1. VM Sheppard says:

        Take a better look at Ted Cruz.

        1. dmttbt says:

          He ma be a wonderful person but he is also a politician and if we have learned anything it should be not to believe anything they say.

  • 7papa7 says:

    The republicans are afraid to hear the truth and solutions. They like the democrats have the same mantra status quo. They don’t want to see problems fixed. They don’t care about Americans being safe. They don’t care about the well being of America. Democrats and republicans are the same thing now a days excluding a handful like Cruz, Lee, Gohmert, Gowdy and a handful of others. I personally am an Cruz supporter but if Trump wins the nomination I will definitely support him.

    1. VM Sheppard says:

      Well said, 7papa7!

  • VirgoVince says:

    The Hitler referred to above, is the present occupant in the White mosk!!
    WHY have you done NOTHING to rid us of ‘it’ in the last 7 yrs?

    1. andrew says:

      I did not vote for the little snipe either time…

  • Bob2002 says:

    John Kasich is a RINO and should get out of the process of running for the Republican nomination. He is poison for the Republican Party and many of his policies are right out of the Democrat Talking Points and the Democrat Party Platform. He use to be a very good Republican, but over time has changed to a very liberal person who could not even give the Republicans the state of Ohio in the 2012 presidential election.

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