GOP Leaders, Tech Execs Plot Against Trump At Secret NeoCon Island Meeting

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Last Thursday, in a speech delivered at the University of Utah, Mitt Romney blindsided Donald Trump in what amounted to a scathing indictment of the billionaire’s ability to lead the country.

"If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished," Romney said, in an apparent effort to play party elder. "If Donald Trump’s plans were ever implemented, the country would sink into prolonged recession," Romney continues, hitting Trump on the economy. "A few examples. His proposed 35 percent tariff-like penalties would instigate a trade war and that would raise prices for consumers, kill our export jobs and lead entrepreneurs and businesses of all stripes to flee America." 

We covered the story exhaustively, and for those who would enjoy a review of the verbal melee, see here, here, and here.

More important than what Romney said (after all, it's not as though he's the first person to essentially call Trump a demagogic lunatic who has no business being President) was what his speech represented: all-out panic on the part of the GOP establishment. 

This is it folks. Trump is on the verge of winning the nomination and although most still think he can't beat Hillary, the national election is a wildcard. If Trump can go from laughingstock to presumed GOP nominee in nine months, there's no reason to think he can't ride the populist wave all the way to The White House.

With diplomats the world over voicing their concern, and with America's reputation on the line (of course we can debate about what's left of that reputation after Bush and Obama) heavyweights from across America's political aristocracy and business community are scrambling to figure out how to derail Trump's momentum. In short, the Michael Bloomberg deus ex machina isn't coming and Joe Biden isn't likely to ride into the race in a red Camaro and save the day either, so what now?

That question, apparently, was on the agenda at the American Enterprise Institute's annual World Forum, a secretive affair held on Sea Island, Georgia.

(the scene)

"The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump," Huff Post writes. Here's a list of attendees:

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook,
  • Google co-founder Larry Page,
  • Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker,
  • Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk  
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.),
  • political guru Karl Rove,
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan,
  • GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.),
  • Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.),
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas)  
  • Kevin McCarthy (Calif.),
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.),
  • Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.),
  • Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas)
  • Diane Black (Tenn.)

"A specter was haunting the World Forum--the specter of Donald Trump," the Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol wrote in an emailed report from the conference, borrowing the opening lines of the Communist Manifesto. "There was much unhappiness about his emergence, a good deal of talk, some of it insightful and thoughtful, about why he's done so well, and many expressions of hope that he would be defeated."

Predictably Karl Rove, GOP mastermind, gave a presentation outlining what he says are Trump's weaknesses. Voters would have a hard time seeing him as "presidential," Rove said. Which we suppose is why they are turning out in droves to vote for him.

In any event, this underscores how serious the situation is. America is apparently facing an identity crisis wherein the country's elected representatives as well as the business community feel a sense of paternalistic duty to keep the public from making "a mistake" at the ballot box. 

But they don't seem to understand that that plays right into Trump's hands.

It's "the establishment" trying to bend the will of the electorate.

It's "entrenched business interests" aligning with bought-and-paid-for politicians to stand in the way of a populist revolution.

And on, and on, and on. The soundbites are unlimited for Trump. 

Now, he can say that a billionaire who refuses to unlock an iPhone to aid in the fight against terrorism on American soil, the House Speaker, Elon Musk, and none other than Karl Rove himself are secretly commiserating on an island at a lavish, neocon-hosted conference to stop America from exercising their right to choose the next President!

It would be difficult to craft a better narrative to tell working class Americans if you tried. 

Long story short, if the establishment and the business community keep focusing on how to subvert democracy rather than on how to craft a message that resonates with voters, they are going to end up handing the keys to The White House to Trump on a silver platter.

Which we suppose is just how he likes to be handed his keys.

Only the platter would preferably be gold.

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corporatewhore's picture

Trump just got my vote!

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

Yes. The more the establishment try to bring down Trump, the more it will backfire on them.

EscapeKey's picture

yup - a group of billionaires meeting at an exclusive resort debating how to circumvent the democratic process, failing to consider that's the exact description of what's wrong with America (and the GOP)

idea_hamster's picture

Voters would have a hard time seeing him as "presidential," Rove said. 


That’s it?  That’s all that Turdblossom’s got?!  Holy fuck, what a useless ziploc bag of mayonnaise.

Dr Freckles's picture

Karl Rove could die ...

(that would not bother me)

Father Thyme's picture

I'd fret about it for, oh, a mircrosecond or so.

chicaboomboom's picture

If Bloomberg joined the race, as a liberal he'd helped defeat Hillary. That's why he's not joining. The real neocons are backing Trump. This is all propaganda >>

NoDebt's picture

Secret meetings on an island to plot the destruction of a (perceived) enemy.  How very James Bond of them.

"Do you expect me to talk?"  "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die."


nope-1004's picture

To the establishment, he is the REAL enemy because he isn't bought and paid for, doesn't need handouts, and has his own agenda.  Bankers don't like anyone in the limelight with freedom.  It kinda hurts the whole "we need taxpayer money to keep us afloat" meme.

The corrupt little-mans club, of which Romney is a member evidenced through his Bain Capital thefts, has few members but control financial markets only for personal gain.  Trump could disrupt that, which is why they are so terrified.


Fish Gone Bad's picture

It would have been funny if they had invited Trump as an oversight....

pods's picture

What is it about scoundrels and conspiring on Georgian islands?


Manthong's picture

Isn’t Biden's ride  a TA ?

macholatte's picture

Did the tax payers pay for the elected officials to attend that event?
Why are Google execs who are busting ass for the Progressives hanging out with GOP leaders McConnell & Ryan & others?

Another secret meeting on a Georgia island to plot a way to take control of the country.
Jekyll Island anyone?

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Just checked the map.  SeaIsland is within strong swimmer's distance right next to Jekyll Island.   How ironic man.


Jekyll Island:,+Georgia+31527/@31.06856...!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x88e4dbf62542c839:0x10d22d63ea360435

NidStyles's picture

What Mittens is saying is that the world will start a war with us if we don't comply. He's speaking as a globalist, so it's obvious a threat from them personally.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Maybe Elon can invent a time machine to warn the neocon filth circa 2000 how bad they fucked up. That's the only thing that's gonna put Humpty back together.

zeronetwork's picture

It's all stupid economy. Trump or no trump, this country is doomed and people are getting fucked a bit more.

edotabin's picture

Modern day Jeckyl Island meeting?

waterwitch's picture

Anyone got a spare nuke?

Stackers's picture

They panic'n out there. I can feel it. They panic'n

~Billy-Ray Vallentine

Whoa Dammit's picture

Tom Price'is one of the highest net worth Congressmen. His Georgia office is in Roswell, which is a corrupt little city in North Atlanta. Roswell city officials harassed and fined a mildly retarded man who refused to give up his ownership of about 20 chickens to the point that the guy was going to lose his paid for house, and he committed suicide. (Google Roswell Chicken Man). Tom Price fits right in with that bunch.

All about Tom Price with contact info:

WordSmith2013's picture


Regarding Donald Trump: They will kill him before they let him be president

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

A recent article in The Guardian featured interviews with various Trump voters. One of them was a self-described liberal, who stated that he would vote for Donald Trump for no other reason than to see the current political system in America break down under the man's megalomaniacal mismanagement. In his words: "We deserve it."

I personally would never follow that logic, but it certainly shows the current state of American politics.

booboo's picture

Eirik that plan has a proven track record, I know quite a few folks who had proven success voting for Obama. 7 trillion in additional debt and 30% real unemployment later, well. The downside is they just don't realize how peckered up it can get before it crumbles, Europe has its own major issues so you should heal thyself, but thanks for the input. I hear Frau Merkel may need a push from behind.

The Merovingian's picture

If they were really smart they would have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.

zuuma's picture


I imagine that list looks just like the dance card at the annual HOMO-RINO Cotillion. Apple's Tim Rectum was there?  Really?  Elon Musk?  What a creepshow.

After seeing this article, how could someone not vote for Trump?

PTR's picture

After seeing this article, how could someone not vote for Trump?

Because they realize that the system is bigger than one person/one office, so they withdraw their consent and don't bother voting at all.


MANvsMACHINE's picture

Donald should have invited them to hold the meetings at Mar-a-Lago.

Pinto Currency's picture



Having created global chaos, death and economic disruption, the neocons want to make sure that Trump doesn't disrupt their good work.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"Here's a list of attendees:

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook,
  • Google co-founder Larry Page,
  • Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker,
  • Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk  
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.),
  • political guru Karl Rove,
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan,
  • GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.),
  • Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.),
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas)  
  • Kevin McCarthy (Calif.),
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.),
  • Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.),
  • Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas)
  • Diane Black (Tenn.)"~

So work this out with me:

The top 4 people on the list are committed NWO leftists.

The next one and third are reknown RINOs, with the second being a political dirty tricks mechanic.

The rest of the group are owned outright by the banksters.


Maybe Reince Priebus should get a sworn oath out of these coniving little fucks to support the lead vote getter in the primaries. (Don't count on it.) Say..., where is ol' Reince anyway? Why isn't he out denouncing these weasels?

Cruel Aid's picture

Unlike the creatures at Jekyll Island, they can not hide from the public and sneak it thru.

They are very bold now that they have been exposed.

Thanks digital age, now stop the unconstitutional spying... sure upside/downside

Boing_Snap's picture

Head over to a Hitlery speech and see the mirror image of elitists with their hands out for their socialism for the rich, of course the populist banner is displayed there with lower class voter in mind. Here the middle class populism banner is on display, both pander to the elitist handouts, overtly and covertly to various degrees.

dark pools of soros's picture

yet you bother to comment on threads...  why not take your same reasoning and just bury yourself?




Why couldn't the Koreans go bat shit crazy properly just one time, and nuke these bastards when they were all together ? ?

Just glass over one island contaminated with parasitic life forms, and save the world.

I'll bet that 'ole Kim woulda got a ticker tape parade, and the keys to the city if he pulled that one off.

Tall Tom's picture

Obama belongs to the same club and would have turned NK into nuclear glass as a response


You still don't get it...


Hell froze over. A month of Sundays hit the calendar. Barack Obama and George W. Bush are cousins.

According to, Obama and Bush are 11th cousins, both descended from Samuel Hinckley, who lived in Massachusetts in the 17th century..


Now I wonder...Is that Samuel Hinckley the Great, Great, Great Grandfather of John Hinckley Jr., the one who shot Ronald Reagan? I have not researched that as the Bush to Hinckley connection is already well established.


The Blue Bloods INBREED, quite a bit, just like all of the other Royal Families of Europe.


And do you think that you have a choice? You never have and you never will.


Mittens, by the way, as a high ranking ruling Mormon, has access to all of the genaological records compiled by the Mormon Church that is in a vault, hidden out somewhere in Utah.


Infiltrating the FBI, as agents "serving Government", but, in reality serving the interests of the Mormon Church, has paid off very well for the Mormon Church.


It is not what it seems on the surface. No. Nowhere and by no shape, manner or means even close.


So...if you have ever checked out the chances are that the Mormon database was accessed.

cheeseheader's picture

Err, must be on mama Dunham's side, since no one really knows who boy's daddy is.


And, a big hoohaw re: 'cousins'.  Who gives a rat's ___?

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture



Nobody can even confirm if the homo has a birth certificate and now they're 11th cousins. (now that's some funny shit)

Frankie Carbone's picture

We could immediately sue for peace and then send them a shipment of food as a token of our gratitude. 

SMG's picture

Years ago I was talking to someone who had been in politics behind the scenes for a long time.  The topic came up of rigging elections, and he did concede to me that from time to time elections were rigged.  However he did also say they couldn't do it when there was alot of popular support for a candiate like Reagan in '80.  Trump is garnering similar support.

My point is your vote may actually matter this time.

JRobby's picture

PTR, the death star was not destroyed by the first attack. But it was damaged.

Kayman's picture

When you have a chance to make your vote count and you walk away, then you are a coward. Grow a spine and shove your vote into the evil faces of the Deep State. Let them know, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end.


decon's picture

Sea Island, same hood that Hank Paulson settled in.  Must be a real rats nest.  Looked at it on a map, very defensible, all those waterways and swamps would make it hard for a vigilante justice operation, but not impossible.

ThroxxOfVron's picture

Drones and GPS will make short work of this..