Posted originally on the CTH on May 9, 2023 | Sundance
The Bush clan is always in the background, like the stench of a rotting whale carcass just over the horizon.
With Georgia on their mind for 2024, Governor Brian Kemp hosts a stop Trump confab at their infamous and preferred Sea Island retreat. Meanwhile, thanks to the intrepid boots-on-ground reporting of Laura Loomer, we discover that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is meeting with Zuckerberg’s far-left Center for Election Innovation & Research (CEIR), in Washington DC.
Why would state election officials be meeting with far-left election manipulation groups. Well, put those two datapoints together, and once again the strings on the election official marionettes start glowing. As we have said from the outset of the DeSantis construct in early 2022, watch the Republican Governor’s Association (RGA) closely.
We are about to see exactly how the billionaire corporate funders control the Red State operations and manufacture the ‘illusion of choice‘. The difference between now and the Romney era of 2012, through the Bush era of 2016, is that the American electorate are eyes-wide-open. We are watching the assembly in real time, and once again at CTH we have no financial affiliation to influence our sunlight. The gang might be getting back together, but The Truth Has No Agenda.
[Source – May 8, John Boehner attending Stop Trump Summit]
GEORGIA – […] Kemp gathered donors this week for a three-day retreat on Sea Island, Georgia, to plan for the 2024 campaign with a focus on the specific role of Georgia, a vital state for Republicans if they have any hope of winning the White House. According to a source familiar with the retreat, the event raised $1.2 million for Kemp’s committees.
The retreat comes as former President Donald Trump leads in the polls among 2024 GOP presidential candidates, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in second — but trailing — as he prepares to announce his campaign.
Kemp’s activities around 2024 raise his national profile and position him to be part of the mix for a gubernatorial alternative for president should DeSantis stumble. At the least, it positions him for a possible Senate run in 2026, since he will be barred from running for governor again because of state term limits.
Kemp’s private retreat featured a long list of Republican operatives and leaders who gave presentations on a wide range of topics connected to the next election. Speakers included former House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio; Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush; and former Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia.
During his remarks to the group, Kemp outlined what he believes the eventual GOP nominee must focus on for the party to be successful in 2024.
“First, we have to tell voters what we’re for. Second, focus on the future. And third, we have to be able to win a general election. Because we can’t score points if we don’t have the ball,” Kemp said, according to the source familiar with the retreat.
Kemp never mentioned Trump by name, but he warned Republicans that it will be difficult to win back the White House if the party continues to relitigate the 2020 election. He also has repeatedly said that electability should be a priority for GOP primary voters.
After the 2020 election, Trump was angry that Kemp did not do more to challenge the presidential results in Georgia, so much so that he recruited former Sen. David Perdue to challenge Kemp in the Republican primary for governor in 2022. Kemp soundly defeated Perdue, and then Stacey Abrams, to win re-election.
The retreat was put on by Kemp’s Hardworking Americans Inc., a federal super PAC he launched shortly after winning re-election last fall, and Georgia First Leadership Committee, his state leadership PAC. (read more)
A fireside chat Sunday night to kick off the retreat between Kemp and Boehner. A panel moderated by conservative radio host Erick Erickson, featuring Rove and conservative pollster Brent Buchanan. A discussion with Kemp’s data guru Mark Stephenson. A policy discussion focused on national security and the global economy with a specific emphasis on China led by Loeffler […] joined on the panel by former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Feith and Club for Growth favorite Dave McCormick (PA).