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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Club for Growth spending $1 million on anti-Trump ad in Arkansas and Oklahoma

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 7:34 AM

The Club for Growth, the house organ of the GOP plutocrat class, has a new ad out trying to take down Donald Trump.

The Club is spending $1 million to air the ad in Arkansas and Oklahoma, ahead of the primaries on March 1. 

The premise of the ad is that Trump is a secret liberal (it has a video of Trump saying once upon a time that "in many cases, I probably identify more as a Democrat"). This would be a very tough ad on most Republican candidates, but it's really not clear at this point that this sort of thing dings Trump all that much. Indeed, one of the key takeaways from this campaign is that there is a large block of GOP voters who simply don't care about the Republican orthodoxies cherished by the party's donors. 

The ad says Trump is "playing us for chumps." And one suspects that's all too true: As the Club for Growth lights a million dollars on fire, who are the chumps? 

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