Have you ever played a game of cards that designated a card or suit of cards as a trump card? I would think that most people have. The “Free Dictionary” defines a trump card as:

“1. A card in the trump suit, held in reserve for a winning trick.

2. A key resource to be used at an opportune time.”

The political players are preparing for the game of 2012 and the trump card has been designated. Actually, this card has possibly been pre-selected, so to speak. Enter the trump card for the 2012 presidential run: None other than the one, the only, Donald Trump.

Donald Trump, whether he actually throws his hat into the 2012 presidential arena or not, has become a highly discussed and debated voice in politics. It is that voice that should have some people wondering, “why now”. And why should he be thought of as a trump card. Who is playing that card?

Donald Trump, while posturing for a 2012 GOP bid for President of the United States has been donating a considerable amount of funds to the political players of the Democratic Party. As reported on CBS news from an article in the Washington Post,

“ The real estate mogul and "Celebrity Apprentice" host has made more than $1.3 million in donations over the years to candidates nationwide, with 54 percent of the money going to Democrats, according to a Washington Post analysis of state and federal disclosure records.”

Who were some of the recipients of these contributions? According to the same article, the list includes the likes of: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Sen. John Kerry, Rep, Charles Rangel, Sen. Charles Schumer, and the late Edward Kennedy. Let’s don’t forget Rahm Emanuel.

Donald Trump’s history of contributions directed toward the Democratic Party candidates can only raise questions as to why he is making a bid to run a GOP candidacy?

There lies the trump card and who holds it. President Barack Obama and his playing partner, the Democratic National Committee, hold the “Trump” card in the game of 2012. The Democratic Party has but only one to stand behind during the race and that is the president. The GOP does not have a playable hand as of yet and throwing Donald Trump in the mix does not make for a competitive score.

President Obama finally released his birth certificate after a long, long press for him to do so. Why was it released now, seemingly due to the pressure from Donald Trump?

I don’t know how many of you have played card games where a trump card was used but I remember playing some of those games. You hold the trump card and at the last minute you stand and slam the card on the table. “Pow”

“A key resource to be used at an opportune time.”



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