Jackpot!!! Donald Trump Cards – Illegal Immigration, China, And #NYSE

Update II: YouGov poll: Trump now leads GOP field nationally with 15%. No surprise. As we wrote, Trump speaks English and every other candidate speaks a dialect of Mush. Why is Trump trumping the field?:

The base wants a fight and Donald Trump gives them that fight.

Third, the Washington Establishment treats its base with utter contempt and Trump is doing a one-man road show to tell the base he not only understands their concerns, but shares them.

So here is a hint for the other men and women running for President. If you want to tap into what Trump is getting, you do not have to be bombastic. You do not have to resort to hyperbole with every statement. But you do have to do something Republican candidates are loathe to do. You have to run against the Republican Party.

That is, frankly, why Trump is doing so well. Republicans in Washington look at polling that shows how they are disliked and their advisors whisper in their ears that they need to be more like Barack Obama. Actually, conservatives hate the Washington GOP more than Democrats hate the Washington GOP. Further, conservatives see too many self-styled conservatives go to Washington and puke all over themselves getting along with the other side.

Hillary Clinton also needs to look in the mirror. “She has to run as Hillary Clinton, not some new creation that a bunch of thirty-something operatives put together as a poli-sci project.“ Hillary needs to run against Obama and against the Obama Dimocrat Party. The establishments of both parties have failed and the voters of both parties know it. “Establishment” candidates deserve to lose and will lose.

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Update: Trump: I’ll win the Latino vote if I’m nominated. We doubt that statement from Trump will come to pass. But this is something rarely seen these days: genuine confidence. It’s the confidence of a top negotiator businessman. It’s not the phony “yes, we can” of a poll tested Obama. It’s not the mopey resignation of a Mitt Romney who wimped out on striving to get the votes of 47% of the population.

Trump is in all likelihood deluded if he believes he’ll turn around the Latino demographic in his favor. But his claim is certainly better than “I’m gonna lose votes by telling the truth.” Much better is “I’ll tell the truth and phrase it the way I want to, in clear English, and still people will vote for me even if they don’t like what I say.” Or is it “Legal immigrants to this country, even Mexican immigrants, agree with me against illegal immigration and they will reward me with votes.” Whichever it is, Trump is not the mope Mitt Romney was/is.

GOP establishment will ramp up attacks against Trump in 3… 2…. 1 as they read Poll: Donald Trump Leads GOP Field in North Carolina.

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How lucky can one man get? Donald Trump has hit roulette gold while pulling the levers on the slots and hitting the Bing! in Bingo. Ain’t that a kick in the head?



We know. Trump made his own luck. But what luck. Consider that every issue Donald Trump chose to emphasize in this supposed presidential run is now top on the marquee of issues. Even that bit about “supposed presidential run” works in Trump’s favor because the less seriously he’s taken by the Republican establishment and Big Media the closer he’s hugged by the American voter.

What do we mean? Donald Trump hit illegal immigration and Mexico hard in his presidential announcement. The result? Companies like Macy’s and Univision dumped their business relationship with The Donald. Trump can now claim (and he already made the claim) he has lost money for defending America against the machinations of the Mexican government.

Into this controversy walked in the controversial Anne Coulter. Coulter noted that American blacks are most hurt by illegal immigration (we made that claim a while back ourselves) and that Trump should speak to black Americans about the damage illegal immigration has done to the black community.



This swirling mass of controversy led to more controversy as several Republican candidates (and Hillary Clinton) attacked Donald Trump for his views. To Donald Trump’s rescue came certain illegal immigrants.

These illegal immigrants that came to the rescue of Donald Trump? Murderers. Which led to this bit of news from a black American:

EXCLUSIVE: ‘My son was murdered by a Mexican illegal immigrant, just like Kathryn Steinle – it’s time people listened to Trump,’ says mother of gunned-down teenage football star

Jamiel Shaw was murdered in 2008 in Los Angeles by a gang member who should not have been in the country
Brilliant high school footballer was shot twice by Pedro Espinoza because he thought 17-year-old’s red backpack was sign he was in rival gang
Espinoza was freed from four-month sentence day before murder even though he was wanted for deportation
Anita Shaw, an Army sergeant says death of Kathryn Steinle, who was allegedly murdered at random by illegal immigrant, speaks of anger
She tells Daily Mail Online: ‘It makes me angry. Donald Trump, he’s trying to do something, and they’re trying to shut him down.’

The mother of a teenage boy gunned down by an illegal Mexican immigrant in strikingly similar circumstances to how Kathryn Steinle died, has backed Presidential hopeful Donald Trump to ‘close our borders’.

Anita Shaw, whose 17-year-old boy Jamiel Jr was murdered by gang member Pedro Espinoza in Los Angeles in 2008, says she is ‘angry’ at the current immigration policy.

She told Daily Mail Online: ‘It makes me sad, it makes me angry, it makes me frustrated.

‘It’s amazing to me that the same incident is still going on today. It’s like, when will the public wake up and do something.

‘And this guy who is running for President, Donald Trump, he’s trying to do something and they’re trying to shut him down.

“Donald Trump, he’s trying to do something, and they’re trying to shut him down” says a black American mother mourning the death of her 17 year old son. Not to be crass, but this is big news for Donald Trump and we have no doubt this black mother’s lament will be heard on August 6 when Republican candidates for president debate.

To be even more crass, liberal San Francisco, sanctuary city that it is, also helps Donald Trump with this outrage:

The case has echoes of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle’s death in San Francisco because suspected killer Francisco Sanchez, 45, was deported five times before he allegedly struck. [snip]

But when he was arrested over marijuana four months ago in San Francisco he was let go, in accordance with city policy designed to give ‘sanctuary’ to undocumented migrants.

Anita, 50, who was serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq when she was told of her eldest son’s death, said: ‘I still don’t understand why it happened, just like what happened in San Francisco, why wasn’t this guy deported after he was released from prison. ‘Sanctuary City’, that’s crazy.

‘When I heard about the girl in San Francisco, I said, ‘oh no, not again’, she was so pretty and so young and to be with her father and her brother when it happened, just enjoying her day, and then all of a sudden no more.’

To be crass and gross, this helps Donald Trump. Here’s some more from the mother who served the country in Iraq:

I remember crying a lot when I was told about Jamiel because I was still in Iraq,’ she said.

‘I was screaming and crying, I wanted to help find the guy, but I felt completely helpless.

‘And then when I found out he was an illegal alien, I felt everyone was trying to keep it quiet, I felt like because he was an illegal alien it was alright that he killed my son.

‘It felt like an American citizen living in the United States is not worth anything, but my son was worth something.’

Los Angeles police officials described the killing as random and senseless – Jamiel was unarmed and had no gang ties.

Espinoza had killed a youth who had been doing everything right in his life – from studying hard to never missing church.

He was also a talented football player inspiring the Los Angeles High Romans to the 2007 Southern League title.

Picture a Trump campaign commercial featuring this black woman solider mourning her son’s death at the hands of an illegal immigrant and then tell us Trump has no chance of getting black votes.

Donald Trump’s anti illegal immigration crusade has lots of ammunition:

A federal judge up in arms about non-compliance with a court order blocking President Barack Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration is demanding that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and four other top immigration enforcement officials appear in a Brownsville, Texas, courtroom next month to explain why they should not be held in contempt of court.

U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued an order Tuesday afternoon requring the five officials to show up for a hearing Aug. 19.

The Republican Party establishment and Big Media are more concerned about political calculations regarding the Latino vote and not worried at all about telling the truth to the American voter. Maybe the truth might lure the Latino vote, as The Donald crows.

But it is not just on murderous illegal immigration issues that Donald Trump scores a jackpot.

Donald Trump is a proud bombastic billionaire businessman. What is the big story this week? Last week? And next week? And next month?

The big headlines are all business related issues. The Greek drama. The China meltdown:

The really worrying financial crisis is happening in China, not Greece
China looks like it is heading for its version of the 1929 stock market crash [snip]

n any normal summer, a 30pc fall in the Chinese stock market – a loss of value roughly equivalent to the UK’s entire economic output last year – after an ascent which had seen share prices more than double within the space of a year would have been front page news across the globe.

The dramatic series of government interventions to stem the panic – hitherto unsuccessful, it should be added – would similarly have been up there at the top of the news agenda. Yet the pantomime of the Greek debt talks, together with the tragi-comedy of will they, won’t they leave the euro, has relegated the story to little more than a footnote – even though 940 companies, more than a third, have now suspended trading on China’s two main indices.

The parallels with 1929 are, on the face of it, uncanny.

Throw in the Puerto Rico disaster and the Illinois disaster and a businessman in charge might hold the trump cards in 2016. Today’s yet unexplained and very bizarre New York Stock Exchange shutdown leads to further jitters and a “is anyone in charge” fear that leads to “let’s put someone in charge and why not a businessman?”

And if the Republican Party persists in Trump bashing, the door Donald Trump opened to a third party run might swing and hit them in their Beiber butts.

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135 thoughts on “Jackpot!!! Donald Trump Cards – Illegal Immigration, China, And #NYSE

  1. Dismiss Trump at your own risk:

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/2016-elections/donald-trump-is-buying-a-new-hampshire-campaign-wholesale-20150707

    Donald Trump Is Buying a New Hampshire Campaign Wholesale
    A string of high-profile hires has given the billionaire GOP candidate one of the field’s most heavily staffed operations.

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—Maybe money can’t buy happiness, but it sure can buy the framework of a presidential campaign.

    Just ask Donald Trump. The real-estate developer-turned reality TV star has never formally run for political office before, yet has put together a New Hampshire operation using a pretty simple plan: purchasing one off the shelf, in this case by hiring top staff away from Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity.

    Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, had until January run AFP’s national voter-registration effort. Trump’s New Hampshire state director, Matt Ciepielowski, moved over from a similar job at AFP. Even Trump’s New Hampshire headquarters is located in the same brick office building as AFP’s New Hampshire office in Manchester. (Asked if the group is supporting Trump, Greg Moore, the director of AFP New Hampshire, was unequivocal: “No. Absolutely not.”)

    Exactly how much Trump is paying for his campaign won’t be known for sure until next week, when his first expenditure reports are due at the Federal Election Commission. But the number of people already on the payroll, as well as the trappings of the events, suggest a self-funded campaign with money to burn. [snip]

    Behind the glitz, however, is the infrastructure of a presidential campaign: The seven full-time staff Trump’s campaign says it has hired in New Hampshire—and nine in Iowa—gives Trump possibly the biggest operation in the Republican field, second only to Democratic front-runner Clinton.

    “They have county chairmen in each county in New Hampshire,” said Lou Gargiulo, a former member of the state legislature now serving as one of Team Trump’s county cochairs. “There truly is a very serious Trump campaign in New Hampshire at this point in time.”

  2. Great post Admin!

    And yes, the Trump card has been pulled and Hillary nor the parade of GOP candidates will be able to stuff all those worms back in the can that he has opened.

    Hillary had better get her act together, or Trump will paint her as a left wing kook too.

  3. http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2015/07/08/oecd-economic-growth-slow/

    One of the enduring myths of the past few years, trumpeted by the White House and accepted by much of the press, is that President Obama has led the economy back to a state of strong, or even solid, growth. Despite annual evidence to the contrary, the myth persists. [snip]

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is just the latest to notice that the emperor’s economic advisors have no clothes. According to the Wall Street Journal:

    OECD’s gauge of future activity suggests that following a return to expansion in the second quarter, the U.S. economy is unlikely to grow as rapidly as it did last year. The leading indicator for the U.S. has fallen in each month this year, and now stands at 99.5. A level below 100.0, where it started the year, signals a slowdown, while a level above signals an acceleration.

    Economic growth since 2010, during the “recovery,” has each year been between 2 and 2.5 percent in the United States, which, to use a term employed by PhD-level economists I know, really sucks. This, along with growing federal government offers of free stuff, explains why the labor force participation rate is the lowest it has been in 40 years and why income growth has stagnated.

    In a little-noticed development last month – the New York Times, for example, relegated it to the B Section – the Federal Reserve actually LOWERED its growth forecast for the year, pegging it to between 1.8 and 2 percent growth. In other words, even worse than usual for the Obama era. It had been forecasting growth in the range of 2.3-2.7 percent.

    A recent article by former Bush economic advisor Edward Lazear helps debunk the other myth peddled by the White House, that this recession is special and harder to come back from. Lazear found that “states that suffered the worst employment shocks in the 2007-09 recession had the most rapid postrecession employment growth.”

    Right. So the worse the recession was for them, the better they recovered. How does that square with White House claims that we were dug so far in nationally it was impossible to come out strongly? Lazier cites another study that found “steep recoveries after financial crises.”

  4. Its just very exciting to see recent events gahere and interpeted as admin has done.
    An interesting tweet Trump team put out earlier today:

    I will be in California this weekend making a speech for Clint Eastwood. Then to Arizona and Vegas. Big crowds. Discussing illegals & more!
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    That’s all I have on that.

  5. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/kristol-dont-dump-donald_987021.html

    Bill Kristol appeared with Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV Tuesday to discuss Donald Trump’s influence on the Republican presidential field. The boss argued that despite Trump’s inappropriate comments about illegal immigrants, Republicans should not be so quick to disregard the issues the real-estate mogul has raised, including illegal immigration and the threat of China.

    “I’m not a Trump fan, I don’t think he should be the Republican nominee, but, you know, it’s ridiculous. It’s very, very foolish if the Republican establishment and Republican candidates treat him with disdain instead of saying, you know what, good to have more voices, good to have some unconventional voices in the race,” said Kristol.

  6. http://www.nationaljournal.com/against-the-grain/for-democrats-the-politics-of-obamacare-are-still-dismal-20150707

    For Democrats, the Politics of Obamacare Are Still Dismal
    President Obama cheered the Supreme Court’s ruling, but the biggest test for his health care law’s sustainability is next year’s presidential election.

    Understanding the politics of the president’s health care law has never been complicated. It was barely passed through Congress despite huge Democratic majorities in 2009, became the driving force behind the GOP’s takeover of the House in 2010, and again was the leading issue Republicans campaigned on to retake the Senate in 2014. Nearly 15,000 advertisements aired about Obamacare in the last week of last year’s midterms, and 94 percent of the messaging was negative. One week later, Republicans won nine Senate seats and netted their largest House majority since the 1920s. For Republicans, it has been the political gift that keeps on giving.

    Yet even though public opinion remains unfavorable towards the law, Democrats remain in denial about its political standing. Its supporters rushed to declare the issue closed for debate after the Supreme Court’s ruling last month that federal subsidies remained constitutional. “After more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law, after a presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law; after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court—the Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” President Obama proclaimed after the ruling.

    In reality, the law will likely remain a pivotal element of the GOP’s argument against Hillary Clinton in 2016—and for Republicans in the battleground congressional contests. Adding to the political momentum for opponents of the law are unpopular mandates and provisions that were delayed after the midterms but will be taking effect as the presidential election draws closer. Most significantly, leading health insurance companies are seeking significant increases for premiums, as they’re finding their customers are sicker than expected. At the same time, federal “risk corridors” established to help cover their rising costs are expiring and not likely to be renewed by a cost-conscious Congress.

    Even the Obama administration, by its own actions, has demonstrated the unpopularity of its signature law. In responding to political resistance to Obamacare, the White House purposely delayed critical elements of the law until after the 2014 midterm elections—when Obama would be heading out of office. Medium-sized businesses won’t be required to provide health insurance to their employees until next year—a mandate that opponents of the law argued would be overly burdensome and drag the economy down. Consumers who received extensions for their old health care plans won’t be able to keep them past 2017, renewing the prospect of another flood of politically-damaging cancellation notices. The funding streams to the insurance companies—or bailout, in the GOP parlance—that would help reduce consumer costs are unlikely to be maintained, given how expensive it would be. The theory was that if they kept buying time, public opinion would slowly get with the program regardless of its fiscal sustainability.

  7. Too little too late, Diane…

    In a sharply worded rebuke just days after the killing of Kathryn Steinle, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the man charged with her murder — an immigrant in this country illegally who had a string of felonies and deportations — “should not have been released” by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and urged the city to “take immediate action” against further tragedy and join a new federal program aimed at deporting “dangerous criminal aliens.”

  8. Fast and Furious

    http://news.yahoo.com/senators-feds-deported-sfc-man-killing-155946812–politics.html

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

    The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity, said a police check of the weapon’s serial number shows it belonged to a federal agent. The official declined to elaborate further.

  9. The New Yorker does a major hit piece on Trump…

    [snip]

    Donald Trump is a joke, too, but of a different sort. His intention is not to inspire laughter or relief; his targets are not the powerful. He doesn’t punch up. He spews forth ugliness everywhere he goes. It would be nice, and maybe wise, simply to ignore him, in the hope that he will, after all these many years, just go away. But he never really does, and the most immediate concern is not that he will win the office he pursues but that he will get in the heads of the candidates around him. Trump’s father was a self-promoter who dispersed discounts in his balloons. The son offers only toxic gas.

    http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-trump-balloon

  10. What is most surprising in this article about an increase in crime in southern California isn’t that it’s related to gangs and homelessness (since when do homeless people have the money for guns and shoot to protect their cardboard boxes on a sidewalk?)…

    The amazing thing is that the O’bama loving state do not mention the illegals rushing across the border, gangs with guns…and how they are taking jobs from (homeless) Americans, over burdening the healthcare system, and gunning down innocent Americans.

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    Surge in L.A. crime in first 6 months ends more than a decade of declines

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-garcetti-beck-crime-increase-20150708-story.html

  11. Donald Trump is a gift to the Republican party. He goes out and inflames the media, day in and day out, with issues that KILL the Democrats. And, he is immune to the cries of “dat’s raciss” and all the rest because he simply doesn’t care as long as they spell his name right.

    All the other candidates have to do is sit back and say, “you know, that’s probably not how I would word it, but he’s raising important issues….”

    He’s like the human shield you send charging into battle to take all the incoming fire while the rest your troops maneuver under cover.

    And if the establishment pols in either party shudder at the thought of the Geezer Clown versus the Geezer Marxist in the general election, maybe they should take a look in the mirror because their Washington clown show has created the mood in the country that allows these sorts of demagogues to rise. Honestly, they should consider themselves lucky the disgusted voters aren’t frog-marching them out of the building and down the steps of the Capitol to the gallows set up on the Washington Mall.

  12. Sometimes Karma takes awhile…

    Dirt bag Bill Cosby finally is exposed…

    [snip]

    Furious condemnations flashed across social media this week after the release of a 2005 deposition that disclosed Cosby admitted to obtaining Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with and to giving them to at least one woman. Cosby, once known as “America’s Dad” for his landmark 1980s NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show,” faces more than 45 women who are accusing him of sexual misconduct dating to the late ’60s.

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-cosby-legacy-20150708-story.html

    His ‘legacy’ will go down in flames just like his bro, Barry.

  13. I am really glad that Trump is running for President. He has finally brought some sanity into the race and it had better shake up Hillary.

    She has to stop worrying about pleasing Obama supporters and get crackin’!!!!!

  14. ironic isn’t it…that Trump…and events…will back the other GOP candidates…and Hillary into a corner where there are faced with choosing to support American citizens vs illegal immigrants…(was Trump ever a boxer?)

    Who comes first? Americans’ safety and well being…or the needs of illegal immigrants

    …and again, what happened to honoring all the Legal Immigrants trying “to play by the rules” that respect our laws and earn their citizenship

    because that is where this is going…

    …no, many illegals are vocal and militant…and they want what they want when they want it…some actually think they should even take back the land in the USA they believe is theirs…don’t believe me…check it out…

  15. imho…because Hillary is following the O playbook she is not coming across as herself…or, heaven forbid…authentic…she seems out of touch

    she seems to have been hijacked, I do not hear her focusing on the American people

  16. Trey Gowdy’s response to Clinton’s claim yesterday that her e-mails have never been subpoena’d:

    Select Committee on Benghazi Releases Clinton Subpoena
    July 8, 2015 Press Release

    Washington, DC—The House Select Committee on Benghazi today released its March 4, 2015, subpoena to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in response to her inaccurate claim she had not been subpoenaed. The committee subpoenaed Clinton directly after it became aware of her exclusive use of personal email and a server and that the State Department was not the custodian of Clinton’s official record. The State Department failed to reveal this essential information to the Benghazi Committee or any other investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attacks until days before a media outlet was going to publish the information, meaning no investigation prior to the Benghazi Committee’s had access to the Secretary of State’s communications as part of its review.

    “The committee has issued several subpoenas, but I have not sought to make them public,” said committee Chairman Trey Gowdy. “I would not make this one public now, but after Secretary Clinton falsely claimed the committee did not subpoena her, I have no choice in order to correct the inaccuracy. The committee immediately subpoenaed Clinton personally after learning the full extent of her unusual email arrangement with herself, and would have done so earlier if the State Department or Clinton had been forthcoming that State did not maintain custody of her records and only Secretary Clinton herself had her records when Congress first requested them.”

    “The fact remains, despite when this subpoena was issued, Secretary Clinton had a statutory duty to preserve records from her entire time in office, and she had a legal duty to cooperate with and tell the truth to congressional investigators requesting her records going back to September of 2012. Yet despite direct congressional inquiry, she refused to inform the public of her unusual email arrangement. This information only came to light because of a Select Committee request, not a voluntary decision to turn over records almost two years after leaving office, records which always should have been in State’s custody.”

    “Moreover, the timing of the Secretary’s decision to delete and attempt to permanently destroy emails is curious at best. The Secretary left office in February of 2013. By her own admission she did not delete or destroy emails until the fall of 2014, well after this Committee had been actively engaged in securing her emails from the Department of State. For 20 months, it was not too burdensome or cumbersome for the Secretary to house records on her personal server but mysteriously in the fall of 2014 she decided to delete and attempt to permanently destroy those same records.”

    And a link to a copy of the subpoena:

    http://benghazi.house.gov/sites/republicans.benghazi.house.gov/files/Kendall.Clinton%20Subpoena%20-%202015.03.04.pdf

  17. The Hill

    Donald Trump is leading the Republican field in North Carolina, according to a poll released Wednesday.

    The billionaire businessman has the support of 16 percent of GOP primary voters in the Tar Heel State in the latest survey from left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP).

    The poll comes with Trump mired in controversy over his recent remarks on Hispanics and immigration from Mexico.

    Former Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.) and Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.) trail him in the PPP poll with 12 percent support each. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.) is third, with 11 percent.

    PPP found Trump has a 55 percent favorability rating with a 32 percent rating him unfavorably.

    Trump is especially popular with “very conservative voters,” PPP found, with 66 percent of them seeing him favorably versus 24 percent who hold a negative view. He also claims 29 percent support among younger voters and 20 percent support with men.

    Trump sparked controversy during his presidential campaign launch last month, when he said Mexico was “sending people who have a lot of problems” over the border to the U.S.

    “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” he said. “And some, I assume, are good people.”

    Despite that controversy, Trump has done well in early GOP polls, placing second in a survey in Iowa and another in New Hampshire — both early voting states.

  18. I guess you could say that in North Carolina they are saying…

    “Send in the Clown”

    go donald…

  19. Update: Trump: I’ll win the Latino vote if I’m nominated. We doubt that statement from Trump will come to pass. But this is something rarely seen these days: genuine confidence. It’s the confidence of a top negotiator businessman. It’s not the phony “yes, we can” of a poll tested Obama. It’s not the mopey resignation of a Mitt Romney who wimped out on striving to get the votes of 47% of the population.

    Trump is in all likelihood deluded if he believes he’ll turn around the Latino demographic in his favor. But his claim is certainly better than “I’m gonna lose votes by telling the truth.” Much better is “I’ll tell the truth and phrase it the way I want to, in clear English, and still people will vote for me even if they don’t like what I say.” Or is it “Legal immigrants to this country, even Mexican immigrants, agree with me against illegal immigration and they will reward me with votes.” Whichever it is, Trump is not the mope Mitt Romney was/is.

    GOP establishment will ramp up attacks against Trump in 3… 2…. 1 as they read Poll: Donald Trump Leads GOP Field in North Carolina.

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  20. In an article by, for, and of the Hillary Hating Kooks, we found one paragraph which snuggles us up to Hillary:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-threat/397286/

    In 2006, McCaskill said on Meet the Press that while Bill Clinton was a great president, “I don’t want my daughter near him.” Upon hearing the news, according to John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s book Game Change, Hillary exclaimed, “Fuck her,” and cancelled a fundraiser for the Missouri senator. McCaskill later apologized to Bill Clinton, and was wooed intensely by Hillary during the 2008 primaries. But she infuriated the Clintons again by endorsing Barack Obama. In their book HRC, Aimee Parnes and Jonathan Allen write that, “‘Hate’ is too weak a word to describe the feelings that Hillary’s core loyalists still have for McCaskill.

  21. Fodder for Trump:

    http://www.mrctv.org/blog/trump-under-fire-mexican-rapists-comments-he-isnt-wrong#.nomjxu:vcG1

    April 27, 2015 in Edinburg, Texas: Border Patrol arrested four Salvadoran nationals, all with gang affiliations and all sex offenders. According to the release, their crimes included sexual assault, sodomy of a girl, sexual solicitation, indecency with a child, and possession of obscene material. They were convicted of these crimes across three separate states: Alabama, Arizona, and California. Border Patrol also seized nearly two tons of marijuana while it was on its way to Rio Grande City, Texas.

    January 27, 2015 in Calexico, California: 41-year-old Mexican national was arrested while he was attempting to enter the U.S. illegally. This man was a violent drug dealer who was convicted for attempting to have sex with a minor three-years-old or younger. He served just three years in prison for his offenses and was deported. He was prosecuted for re-entry.

    February 26, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona: Statement reveals twelve significant arrests through the month of February. Three of the twelve were violent gang members, two of whom were previously deported. Five of them were all convicted sex offenders for sexual crimes against minors. The rest had extensive criminal records that included convictions for sexual abuse, battery with serious injury, domestic violence and child abuse.

    The list goes on:

    June 22: 23-year-old Mexican national – Aggravated Felon Gang Member.
    June 3: 29-year-old Salvadoran national – “MS-13” Gang Member.
    May 22: Four El Salvadoran nationals and three Mexican nationals – Assault to Commit Sexual Abuse, Homicide and Injury Crime, Sexual Battery to a Child, Assault with a Firearm On a Law Enforcement Officer, Aggravated Homicide, and Sexual Assault.
    May 6: One Honduran national and two Mexican nationals – Sexual Assault of a Child.
    April 28: 42-year-old Guatemalan national – DUI, Larceny, and Taking Indecent Liberties.
    April 23: 38-year-old Mexican national – Attempted Murder and Kidnapping.
    April 21: 29-year-old Mexican national – Sex Offender.
    April 21: 47-year-old Mexican national – Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child Under 14 Years of Age.
    April 17: 23-year-old El Salvadoran (MS-13) – Sex Offender.
    April 17: One Mexican and one Honduran national – Sex Offenders.
    April 15: One Mexican and one Salvadoran national – Sex Offender and Murder
    April 13: 35-year-old Salvadoran national – MS-13 Member.
    April 13: MS-13 Member – Aggravated Sexual Battery and Indecent Liberties.
    April 10: Mexican national – Sexual Assault and Sexual Offense against a Child.
    April 6: 18th Street gang member – Sex Crime.
    April 3: 31-year-old Mexican national – Sexual Assault of a Minor under the Age of Sixteen.
    April 1: 26 year-old Mexican national – Indecent Liberties with a Child.
    April 1: Guatemalan national – Sexual Assault.
    March 27: Guatemalan national – Rape.
    March 24: Honduran national – Murder.
    March 24: Mexican nationals and one Salvadoran national – Homicide and Sex Offenses.
    March 24: Honduran national – Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.
    March 18: Two Mexican nationals – Sex Offenses.
    March 18: 37-year-old Mexican citizen – Attempted Murder.
    March 17: One Male U.S. citizen, one Salvadoran national, and one Honduran national – Attempted Murder, and a Conviction of Indecency with a Child.
    March 6: Mexican and an El Salvador national – Gang Activity.
    March 6: 52-year-old Mexican national – Murder.
    March 5: 35-year-old Mexican national – Sex Offender.
    March 4: 26-year-old Mexican national – Sex Offender.
    March 2: Mexican national – Sexual Battery and Stalking.
    February 15: Mexican national – Murder.
    February 10: 35-year-old Mexican national – Indecency with Child.
    January 28: Mexican nationals and a Guatemalan national – Sexual Intercourse with a Minor, Sexual Abuse, and Rape.
    January 13: 53-year-old Mexican national – Homicide.
    January 12: 27-year-old Mexican national – Gang Activity.

  22. For those who want to get some ideas of what is going on in the markets, I recommend zerohedge.com and David Stockman davidstockmanscontracorner.com

    David Stockman is well known, but the guy who runs zerohedge is apparently someone more questionable. I would give him a 75% veracity rating. You can get good MSM alternative information there. He is suggesting that the shutdowns on the NYSE were intentional, to avoid sell-offs.

    No telling what all this mess will bring. The whole financial system is a big Ponzi and it is possible that this is the beginning of what they call “the great unraveling”. On the other hand, we need to take a 10-20% adjustment on our grossly over-inflated market and Greece and China are providing a good excuse.

  23. Hillary hasn’t been hijacked, the American people have. It’s non stop liberal agenda down our throats each and every day, each and every way and God forbid you have a different opinion, your racist, homophobic, isolationist if you don’t want to give America away, it’s open season on Americans..
    Just ask Kathryn Steinle’s family. .
    We are all Kathryn Steinle now. ..

  24. Judge Hanen invited government officials, including Jeh Johnson to Texas on August 19th to explain why he should not hold them in contempt for failing to bring the government into compliance with his injunction:

    The Government promised this Court on May 7, 2015, that “immediate steps” were being taken to
    remedy the violations of the injunction. [See Doc. No. 247]. Yet, as of June 23, 2015—some six
    weeks after making that representation—the situation had not been rectified. With that in mind, the
    Court hereby sets a hearing for August 19, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Each individual Defendant must
    attend and be prepared to show why he or she should not be held in contempt of Court. In addition
    to the individual Defendants, the Government shall bring all relevant witnesses on this topic as the
    Court will not continue this matter to a later date. The Government has conceded that it has directly
    violated this Court’s Order in its May 7, 2015 Advisory, yet, as of today, two months have passed
    since the Advisory and it has not remediated its own violative behavior. That is unacceptable and,
    as far as the Government’s attorneys are concerned, completely unprofessional. To be clear, this
    Court expects the Government to be in full compliance with this Court’s injunction. Compliance
    as to just those aliens living in the Plaintiff States is not full compliance.

    http://media.aclj.org/pdf/Doc-281-Order-to-Show-Cause.pdf

    He’ll cancel the hearing if the government convinces him in a July 30th report that they are in compliance.

  25. S
    July 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm
    shadow…trump’s veneer for Hillary is now gone…witness the interview above

    ———–
    I agree with most of what Trump said.

    Hillary was the worst SOS in US history, that is a stretch but she has to defend what she did, when she followed what Obama ‘told her to do’. She has to be tough, and so far, she hasn’t been.

  26. What term should be used to identify people who enter our country illegally?

    Regardless of motivation.

    It is horseshit to refer to them as immigrants.

    It is an insult to call them undocumented immigrants.

    They are trespasser, just as much I would be if I decided to occupy the compound of little prick Zuckerberg.

    Somehow I doubt that the generosity he extends to tresspasser in this country would apply to his estate.

    I would like to see some of these illegals who have committed crimes set up house on his estate just to see how he reacts.

  27. Unfortunately we still live in a world governed by ancient 19th century Marxian ideas,

    Where politicians regard information as infinitely corruptible, in a world where lies are not only common, but the stuff of power, the very sinews or privilege.

    A financial crisis occurs when information goes so far out of whack with the physical world the music has to stop, and those without a chair must be booted off.

    What a financial crisis does is bring an awakening world face to face with its own falsehoods.

    Suddenly they are in the nightmare world.

    But it’s a not a new world at all.

    ONLY A WORLD THAT THE PLAYERS (I.E. THE ELITES)

    HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTING ALL ALONG

    WHILE THEY DIVERT US WITH POLITICAL THEATER.

  28. What Obama has shown us is that any politician who lies to us is not worth supporting.

    Chronic and habitual lying such as we see from him is self defeating in the end.

    He cannot lead other people.

    He cannot inspire them or unlock their potential.

    All he can do is make everyone miserable, and worse off.

    His political party will pay the price for his treason.

    While he hides behind the fact that he is black.

  29. Trump fights and we like fighters:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/wp/2015/07/08/jose-andres-backs-out-of-restaurant-in-donald-trumps-hotel/

    José Andrés backs out of restaurant in Donald Trump’s hotel

    José Andrés, the D.C.-based super-chef with a growing national brand, is backing out of a deal to open the flagship restaurant in Donald Trump’s forthcoming Washington hotel – the latest on a growing list of high-profile partners to sever ties with the presidential candidate over his anti-immigrant comments.

    Andrés, the co-owner of ThinkFoodGroup whose restaurant empire spans 18 restaurants and food trucks, multiple cookbooks and TV shows, described the move in a statement to The Washington Post as both a professional and personal one. The Spanish-born chef, who became an American citizen in 2013 after living in the U.S. for decades, frequently invokes his pride in being an immigrant.

    “Donald Trump’s recent statements disparaging immigrants make it impossible for my company and I to move forward with opening a successful Spanish restaurant in Trump International’s upcoming hotel in Washington, D.C.,” the statement reads. “More than half of my team is Hispanic, as are many of our guests. And, as a proud Spanish immigrant and recently naturalized American citizen myself, I believe that every human being deserves respect, regardless of immigration status.”

    A spokesman for the restaurant group would not disclose the terms of the lease Andrés had signed with Trump’s organization for the restaurant, which was to open next year in Trump’s $200 million redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office Pavilion. But Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., e-mailed a response, indicating that the contract was for 10 years and that the Trumps could sue for unpaid rent and other damages — meaning a potential lawsuit could prove expensive.

    “Our relationship with José Andrés has always been a good one, but simply put, José has no right to terminate or otherwise abandon his obligations under the lease, ” Trump Jr. wrote. “In the event Mr. Andrés defaults in the performance of his obligations, we will not hesitate to take legal action to recover all unpaid rent for the entire 10 year term together with all attorneys’ fees and additional damages we may sustain. We will also enforce the exclusivity provisions preventing Mr. Andrés from opening a competing restaurant anywhere in the D.C area. Mr. Andrés’ obligations under the lease are clear and unambiguous. More importantly, construction is ahead of schedule at Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. and when completed in 2016, will be a crown jewel within the Trump Hotel Collection.”

  30. That young woman was brainless and I am glad Trump called her out on her fact twisting and silly attacks.

  31. In Obama’s world, there is an unholy Trinity:

    1. Black Radicals (Criminals, Race Hustlers)

    2. Illegal Aliens (Criminals, Free Loaders)

    3. Muslim Terrorists (Muslim Brotherhood, workplace violence, refusal to use the words muslim terrorist)

    These three groups are agents of destruction.

    Obama’s full throated support of them, and his refusal to protect the nation from them

    Elucidates his intention, which is to destroy this nation.

    This is what Richard Fernandez was talking about—that new world with new rules that throws the middle class under the bus

    How sure am I about this.

    Pretty damned sure.

    Absent that explanation, none of this makes any sense.

    Again, I think the driving force is the declining petrodollar.

  32. Ted Cruz interviewed on Hardball:

    http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/sen.-ted-cruz-plays-hardball-480530499737

    I can’t stand Chris Mathews, but this is a lively back and forth.

    “Now, Chris, I know that your viewers are probably not big Ted Cruz fans….”

    They have a fun exchange on the Bush/Gore Florida recount:

    “Chris, how many times did they count the ballots in Florida?

    “Four. And they wanted to count them again…”

    “Chris, how many times did Bush have the most votes?

    “Four…”

  33. Admin: I watched the Trump interview. It is an object lesson on how candidates should handle the press—their loaded questions, their false facts, their will you apologize crap which is vintage Tim Russert. They deserve no deference, and you have got to take it personal with them, always. But the other thought that crossed my mind is to my ear, Trump sounds like another president who took office after the gilded age, fought the elites of his era, put them in their place and made this country great. He sent the great white fleet around the world and settled the Russian Japanese war. He was a progressive in the American sense of the word, whereas those who claim that title today are just Marxists. Yes, in that interview, and perhaps only to me, Trump sounded like the second coming of Teddy Roosevelt.

  34. I’d compare the Donald more to Archie Bunker.

    He has popular appeal because his understanding of the issues is as shallow as cable news.

    BTW, he hinted in that interview that he has 90 days of automatic extensions past the July 22nd deadline to file financial information.

  35. To me, the Donald seems more like Archie Bunker.

    The depth of his talking points is as shallow as cable news. He’s angry and people love that.

  36. nonstop coverage of Trump all morning…

    the reporters, pundits, analysts, TV hosts…just love to hate him…they cannot get enough and just fall all over themselves saying the same thing over and over and over…(santimony prevails)

    there they go again trying to convince and brainwash everyone to hate Trump…kind of like they did with Hillary and Palin…

    wbboei…Teddy R a good thought…maybe Trump will pick up on it…

  37. I listened to the Trump interview also wbb,
    The reported was in way over her head, a true ditz…Trump is so grandiose, bipolar/hypomania and narcissistic. ..but he’s our grandiose, bipolar/narcissistic. .I would like to see him be more specific, this reporter was such low quality, I was embarrassed for her.

  38. 1st they deny you, then they ridicule you..something like that…Trump will not be denied…

  39. where is the priority for our government?

    Donald Trump has done an important service already on the part of innocent Americans by telling the story…that has been hidden…of what the Democratic party is supporting and allowing in our country…

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/07/08/parents-of-children-killed-by-illegals-were-angry-at-govt-trump-right-to-bring-up-subject/

    Three parents of children killed by illegal immigrants expressed their frustration at a federal government that they feel let them down, while two of them argued that while they might have worded the comments differently, Donald Trump on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

    Sabine Durden, who lost her son Dominic in 2012 in a traffic accident where the other driver was an illegal immigrant who had been arrested before said, “I’m very angry, and I’ve been fighting this and talking…I’ve been fighting about this, I know other families now that have been fighting this for years, but it’s been swept under the rug. And, even though Donald Trump didn’t use the words I would have used, and his message is a little rough, okay, but I thank him for bringing this up front, and for having this conversation. And, people’s feelings are hurt? Well, my heart is ripped apart. And these other families here, our lives will never be the same. He was my only child.”

    Dan Golvach, whose son, Spencer was murdered in January 2015 by a man who had been deported four times, stated, that the killer was “more or less a foot solider, and it’s our government that did this, it’s cherry-picking laws…it could be because you’re trying to import votes, or you’re trying to import cheap labor, it doesn’t matter, the laws are being cherry-picked, and there’s consequences to that. And my son paid the consequences.”

    Mary Ann Mendoza, who lost her son, Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, when a man who was not deported despite being convicted of various crimes hit her son while driving the wrong way, declared, “the leniency that our government is showing these illegals is costing innocent American lives. And if somebody doesn’t stand up and start speaking the truth, as I feel Donald Trump did, maybe in not the perfect way, but if people don’t start speaking the truth and acknowledging that we have a problem at the border, for the sake of getting votes — I am getting more and more disgusted with politicians in this country.”

    *********************************************

    btw…there danger from illegals and DUI’s is vastly underreported…amongst all the other problems…

  40. see the clip of those parents speaking and telling their stories themselves at the link above…

    heartbreaking…

    Who is looking out for them…and others…from this happening again and again?

    …and what gets to me is that officials are not even supposed to ask legal status of someone suspected of a crime…

    …sort of like not requiring something as simple as an ID to allow someone the priviledge to vote in our country…

    does anyone think any other countries would give up so much authority to other illegals disrepecting their immigration laws?

    crazy…

  41. …one more thing…

    pundits, etc are trying to deflect and dismiss Donald for a multitude of reasons…

    yes they will concede Donald is “resonating”

    the one big thing I don’t think they recognize…

    or want to acknowledge is that the more Donald talks about all the jobs he would create…and the things he could make happen…the more people are starting to believe him…and that he could do it…

    Donald is talking about creating jobs…

    Hillary is now talking about expanding government…protecting illegal immigrants and giving them legal counsel…more taxes…she has a gas tax up her sleeve

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/us/politics/hillary-clinton-economic-agenda-aims-at-a-party-moving-left.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

  42. The reported was in way over her head, a true ditz…
    ——-
    Yes. And a strident one at that.

    But maybe I am being too tough on her.

    Gallant lads those soliers–they always go for the thickest part of the wall (and get blown apart)—British Admiral at Galipoli.

    Yes, she did fail to mentally process anything he said in the moment.

    However, to her credit, she stuck to her script

    With the same degree of tenacity as a scottish terrier watching a rat hole.

    Appropos of that, she was very keen to know whether he would file his financials on time.

    Her NBC handlers told her whatever happens, pin him down on that point.

    If he does that we can start attacking him on that front before the end of the primary.

    Even if there is nothing in there, we will make something up to attack him.

    But we must have something we can point to—so pin him down.

    Even that went well.

    He told her something she did not know.

    He plans to release that information on time, but it is complicated because he has been so successful.

    And under the law he is entitled to two 90 day extensions.

    Flomoxed again this NBC tart with no brain.

    So she loads the cannon with the killer question: do you regret saying what you said about Mexicans.

    While assuming the demeanor of the Grand Inquisitor of Seville in the Spanish Inquisition.

    His response was perfect: I was misquoted, and you, my little chickadee haven’t the foggiest what you are talking about.

    There comes a point where he tires of her loaded questions.

    Sensing this she gets tongue tied.

    In an effort to help her get through the interview, he admonishes her to just spit it out.

    As she lines up a list of the queezy RINOs who did their Republican on Republican violence.

    He dismisses them as scions of the Washington establishment, highly overrated, and flat wrong on policy question.

    He asks her why she does not quote the people who like what he is saying.

    Echo answereth not. And neither does she.

    He concludes by accusing her of overwhelming negativity—and she takes the bait.

    She lets him pontificate on why he is as successful in politics at this point as he has been in business.

    She shakes hands with him twice.

    From NBC’s standpoint it was a case of MISSION (NOT) ACCOMPLISHED.

    Worthy of a George W Bush salute.

    The snappier the better.

  43. He plans to release that information on time, but it is complicated because he has been so successful. And under the law he is entitled to two 90 day extensions.

    I thought this was the most newsy part of the interview. Trump opened the door to missing the July 22 deadline and availing himself of three additional months in the public eye without disclosing any financial information. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but my theory all along was that Trump would be “in the race” right up until the last minute before he has to file financials.

  44. or want to acknowledge is that the more Donald talks about all the jobs he would create…and the things he could make happen…the more people are starting to believe him…and that he could do it…
    ———-
    More effective perhaps than

    Oh say

    Hi!!! Me llamo Marco.

    I love America.

    But more than that, I love the elites.

    Te adoro (su dinero).

    Conventional wisdom has it that he is shooting for the vice presidency.

    As usual, that is wrong.

    A year from now Jebediah will be history.

    And the elites who support him now will shift their support to Marco.

    Like a mackerel on the moonlight—he shines but he stinks.

    He is a supporter of crony capitalism.

    And to be sure, crony capitalism creates jobs.

    But not here.

    After robots take our jobs, they will displace politicians like Marco.

    And no one will know the difference.

    In the meantime, here is how big media will promote this proven liar.

    When you break a contract, it is no defense to say, well . . . I have evolved.

    If you doubt me, try that on your home lender the next time the mortgage payment fall due.

    https://youtu.be/x1J5iEFdaFo

  45. In re Marco, to borrow a phrase from Lorenz Hart in the song Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered:

    When he talks he is seeking
    Words to get off his chest
    HORIZONTALLY SPEAKING
    HE’S AT HIS VERY BEST.

  46. Here is the genius of the man,

    It came out in the last third of the interview.

    With admonitions like just spit it out.

    He lapsed into the mode of the Apprentice.

    Which leads me to wonder whether he told her later:

    You’re fired!

  47. I did catch that specific Web, about the 45 days.
    But I want him to quote the hundreds of thousands of illegals in prison, the murders, rapes, DWI, etc..they are mind blowing…just the cost of incarceration. ..which most don’t even see the inside of a jail. The elites are willing to kill us to pay less, that’s the message.

  48. Trump intimidated the fu#k out of that little ditz..

    When you come for a interview with Trump, you better bring the A team..

  49. Hey Shadow, I’m still around. Work is taking most of my time right now – hopefully a temporary thing. I still have time to read Big Pink most days, but little time for posting, at least for the next week or two. Thankfully, reading the blog and the posts of members provides a wealth of info.

  50. http://www.nbcnews.com/video/watch-the-full-unedited-donald-trump-interview-480244291643

    I thought Trump was brilliant in that interview….both in the way he decimated the snarky reporter and his depth and breadth of understanding of the middle east and the trade issues. My own business…not just mine but the industry….has been just about destroyed by the Chinese. Between the copyright theft and the Chinese financial manipulations, we can’t compete.

    Trump speaks for me and to me on so many issues that I’m ready to campaign for him. I believe he sincerely cares about restoring America’s greatness. On the other hand I’m beyond disappointed in Hillary. Every time she opens her mouth she turns me off even more. She has no one to blame but herself if she loses and at this point I hope she does. I don’t want and couldn’t stand a 3rd Obama term. I don’t recognize this woman I admired and fought for in the past. She has not been brave and stood up for things I thought she believed in.

    Trump, like Bill Clinton, has the ability to speak about complex trade or policy issues in very plain language that many people understand. I do believe if he runs he would get the Latino vote; that is the legitimate latino vote. I don’t think he will get the votes of the illegals voting, illegally of course.

  51. I love the way Trump called her on using “pissing”…..made him look like a gentleman and her look crude.
    I do believe our political system is so corrupted that we need a citizen POTUS again, not a career politician. It is the only way that the American people can take back their power from the 1% holding the money.
    Sadly, Hillary has fallen hook line and sinker into the political abyss. The deals she is making to be front runner of the D party will prevent her from uniting the country and prevent her from representing the majority.

  52. Flash: The donor class of the Republican Party

    Is panicking over Trumps comments on illegal immigration.

    So they dispatch the Chairman of the RNC, i.e. Rancid Penis

    To call Trump and beg him to tone it down

    Because he is “hurting the party”.

    Meaning they are hurting their prospects for nominating another RINO.

    Sorry Charlie: you are not the party.

    And sure as god made little green apples

    You do not speak for the American People

    So what is their next move?

    Ban him from the debates??

    Can you imagine the backlash from the base

    Which that little shitty would engender

    Shooting themselves in the foot?

    Hardly, more like shooting themselves in the head.

    And laying the groundwork for a mass exodus from the party.

    This is what this plutocrat from Alexander Valley wine field is courting.

    He fails to realize he is courting disaster.

    This is megapolitics in action.

    Where the dollar is always subject to the power of the gun, i.e. truth blasted across the airways.

    In the process, Trump is dragging those dark movers from behind the scenes into the broad light of day.

    Like that idiot wine grower—how stupid can you get.

    Sunlight is the best policeman, fresh air the best disinfectant, or words to that effect.

    Good old Racid Penis is between a rock and a hard place, no pun intended.

  53. Sadly, Hillary has fallen hook line and sinker into the political abyss. The deals she is making to be front runner of the D party will prevent her from uniting the country and prevent her from representing the majority.
    ——–
    It is the path of least resistance–but only in the short term. In the long term it makes solid governance and public support and unity virtually impossible. It will lead to an Article 5 remedy. Of that I am all but certain.

  54. When there is a void, something or someone will fill it. The greed and corruption of both major parties has left a void in representation of the American people. Trump is filling that void and voicing what I believe a majority of Americans think. I think he could be our next president.

  55. I think of Trump as the Pitchfork Candidate.

    As much as I love Hillary, I am getting really frustrated with her being too careful with the Kooks. Always disagreed with her on amnesty and she needs to step up and take control of this effin’ race!!!!!!

    Unfortunately, the GOP will probably never let Trump win the primary…then again, Trump will not roll over for them. Being independently wealthy, he can then jump in as a third party candidate if he has continued momentum.

    If Hillary says the way she is right now, doesn’t go to war and take control…I will support Trump.

    Don’t let me down, Hillary!

    I am all for Trump’s wanting to build the fence!!!!!!!

  56. But I want him to quote the hundreds of thousands of illegals in prison, the murders, rapes, DWI, etc..they are mind blowing…just the cost of incarceration. ..which most don’t even see the inside of a jail. The elites are willing to kill us to pay less, that’s the message.
    ———–
    And for that he needs an illustrative exhibit, so the words do not go in one ear and out the other with the audience.

    (Note: it is a known fact that in the case of msnbc audience there is nothing between those ears to get in the way–just a wind tunnel.)

    To pre empt that problem, he should bring a chalk board, and show the statistics on the number of criminals, the crimes, the incarceration rates, and the sources.

    THAT would be firing for effect.

  57. Formerly with the Mitt Romney campaign, Stuart Stevens is an expert at how to lose elections. Stevens has written an article about how Hillary loses the primary which jibes with our analysis. Hillary will lose as long as she employs the current strategy authored by Obama parasites in her campaign (we like the way Stevens phrases it):

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/09/this-is-how-hillary-loses-the-primary.html

    This Is How Hillary Loses the Primary
    Bernie Sanders will never be president. But unless Hillary changes her strategy – and soon – he can still wind up toppling her.

    Something remarkable is happening in American politics. For the first time in our history, a socialist is running a close second and gaining ground on the frontrunner in a presidential race.

    Anyway you look at it, Senator Bernie Sanders is making history and may very well play a deciding role in who will be the next president. How real is the Sanders movement? Well, at this point in his campaign in 2007, Barack Obama had 180,000 donors on his way to setting records with low donor contributions; Bernie Sanders has 250,000. [snip]

    Here’s what we know has happened so far in the Democratic primary for president. Since Hillary Clinton started spending money, hiring staff and campaigning, she has lost votes. In Iowa and New Hampshire, she was doing better in the polls in January than she is today. Heck, she had more votes last month than she has today.

    Politics is about trends and the one thing we know is that trends escalate in speed as elections near. Even starting out with the huge lead that she did, Clinton can’t allow Sanders to keep gaining votes while she loses votes in the hope that the bleeding won’t be fatal in the long run.

    So far Clinton’s approach has been to try and demonstrate to the element of the Party that finds Sanders so appealing that she is really one of them. This seems like an extremely flawed strategy that plays directly to Sanders’ strengths. If the contest is going to come down to who can be the most pure liberal, the best bet is on the guy who actually is a socialist. Particularly when running against someone with Hillary Clinton’s long record of being everything that the current left of her party hates. [snip]

    We can debate the merits of each of these positions but it’s hard to argue it’s not exactly the dream resume for the 2016 progressive candidate. And guess what? The politically active, motivated voters of Iowa and New Hampshire know the difference between someone who got to the White House with a DLC-backed president and a guy who went mainstream when he started calling himself a socialist and not a revolutionary.

    Like him or hate him, Bernie Sanders is the real deal. He’s the most left wing candidate to emerge as a serious threat to a frontrunner in modern history and the faithful love him. Will he be the next president? No. But if Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in Iowa and/or New Hampshire, it is likely to set off a chain reaction that will topple Clinton.

    Hillary Clinton’s greatest strength—more than being a woman, more than being a Clinton—is the fact that polls show her consistently beating Republicans. Democrats see her as someone who can hold the White House. If she loses to Bernie in Iowa or New Hampshire, most likely the subsequent polls will show her losing to a handful of top Republicans.

    And then what happens? Will the Democratic Party rally around her?

    Perhaps. But more likely Party voices, with great and solemn regret (masking their deep panic), will begin to say that Hillary had her chance, she fought a good fight, but we can’t lose the White House.

    Who would get in? I still think Elizabeth Warren could be drawn in under this scenario. It’s very different to get into a race to challenge the inevitable Hillary Clinton versus getting into a race to save the Party from a wounded Hillary Clinton. John Kerry could get in. Who knows? Perhaps Martin O’Malley does emerge as the viable alternative.

    So how does Hillary Clinton avoid the danger of this scenario? Easy. She has to win Iowa and New Hampshire. She should win Iowa and New Hampshire, and handily. She’s running against an obscure 73-year-old socialist from a tiny state that has FEW minorities and little organized labor, two of the long time power centers in the Democratic Party.

    But to beat Sanders, Clinton has to stop trying to be Sanders-lite and get about the business of explaining why he’s wrong and she’s right. That’s how every race is won or lost. She has to lay out the case that Sanders has bad ideas—and most OF his are—that will kill jobs and hurt people. She has to run as Hillary Clinton, not some new creation that a bunch of thirty-something operatives put together as a poli-sci project.

    She has been involved in political campaigns for longer than most of her staffers have been alive. Thinking that little tricks like getting an “organizer” to introduce the candidate at a rally will change an image built over four decades in politics is like McDonalds thinking they can take on Starbucks because they now sell espresso.

    One of life’s truths is that we all tend to become more like ourselves the older we get. If you’re marrying someone over 65 with the hope they will change, the odds for success are slim.

    Hillary Clinton, who has collected vast fortunes in campaign donations from Wall Street and hasn’t driven a car in over a quarter of a century, can’t win a progressive primary. So if she doesn’t change the terms of the race, she’s going to lose. Again.

    We’re tired of beating this dead horse in the same way we tried to turn the campaign around in 2008. This time we won’t be as nice as we were in 2008 when the campaign said sweet things in private but did not act on what we advised.

    Stevens recapitulates our advice: “ She has to run as Hillary Clinton, not some new creation that a bunch of thirty-something operatives put together as a poli-sci project.

  58. When there is a void, something or someone will fill it. The greed and corruption of both major parties has left a void in representation of the American people. Trump is filling that void and voicing what I believe a majority of Americans think. I think he could be our next president.

    In physics, horror vacui, or plenism, is commonly stated as “Nature abhors a vacuum.”

    And so does politics.

    In desperate times, the politician who will fill that void—and be credible, will have the wind at his/her back.

    The man, the moment and the message are what count.

  59. “ She has to run as Hillary Clinton, not some new creation that a bunch of thirty-something operatives put together as a poli-sci project.“

    ———-

    ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. Unfortunately, the GOP will probably never let Trump win the primary…then again, Trump will not roll over for them. Being independently wealthy, he can then jump in as a third party candidate if he has continued momentum.

    Trump addressed the possibility of a 3rd party run at some length in his interview with Anderson Cooper today. He said that without Ross Perot, there never would have been a Bill Clinton in the White House, that running as as a 3rd party candidate would ensure a Hillary win, and that Hillary has to be stopped. He didn’t even leave the door open a crack for a 3rd party run.

  61. Hillary Clinton, who has collected vast fortunes in campaign donations from Wall Street and hasn’t driven a car in over a quarter of a century, can’t win a progressive primary. So if she doesn’t change the terms of the race, she’s going to lose. Again.
    ———–
    A good general does not allow the enemy to select the battle field—the time, place and manner the war will be waged.

    I know they are thinking.

    They are thinking Obama has reduced the art of campaigning to a fine science, and brings with it a level of certainty not seen in other disciplines.

    2008 was a throw away because he presented a blank slate which everyone could right their own story on.

    By 2012 however, he had a track record—a dismal one.

    Yet even with a dismal record festooned with lies and evasions, he won.

    If you want to succeed in life, promise everything, and deliver nothing–Bonaparte.

    This led insiders to believe they had captured lightening in a bottle with their campaign strategy.

    But they failed to take into account that in 2008 and in 2012 they were running against weak RINO opponents.

    Who threw in the towel at critical moments, much like Kerry did in 2004.

    That said, lightening does not strike twice in same place, Hillary.

    At this early point, all other things being equal, it seems to me that the 2016 election turns on a single question:

    Will the Republican Party nominate a RINO to the top of the ticket, again. Or will they nominate a conservative?

    Because if it is the former, then I rather suspect Hillary will win.

  62. Update II: YouGov poll: Trump now leads GOP field nationally with 15%. No surprise. As we wrote, Trump speaks English and every other candidate speaks a dialect of Mush. Why is Trump trumping the field?:

    The base wants a fight and Donald Trump gives them that fight.

    Third, the Washington Establishment treats its base with utter contempt and Trump is doing a one-man road show to tell the base he not only understands their concerns, but shares them.

    So here is a hint for the other men and women running for President. If you want to tap into what Trump is getting, you do not have to be bombastic. You do not have to resort to hyperbole with every statement. But you do have to do something Republican candidates are loathe to do. You have to run against the Republican Party.

    That is, frankly, why Trump is doing so well. Republicans in Washington look at polling that shows how they are disliked and their advisors whisper in their ears that they need to be more like Barack Obama. Actually, conservatives hate the Washington GOP more than Democrats hate the Washington GOP. Further, conservatives see too many self-styled conservatives go to Washington and puke all over themselves getting along with the other side.

    Hillary Clinton also needs to look in the mirror. “She has to run as Hillary Clinton, not some new creation that a bunch of thirty-something operatives put together as a poli-sci project.“ Hillary needs to run against Obama and against the Obama Dimocrat Party. The establishments of both parties have failed and the voters of both parties know it. “Establishment” candidates deserve to lose and will lose.

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  63. Hillary needs to run against Obama and against the Obama Dimocrat Party. The establishments of both parties have failed and the voters of both parties know it. “Establishment” candidates deserve to lose and will lose.

    ——–
    Right on the $$$ admin!!

  64. Trump is the ONLY candidate that is running as a centrist, that isn’t playing by any political party’s rules.

  65. It’s too late for Hillary, she has written her script. She has supported every assine policy Obama has presented, supports illegal aliens, took the heat for Benghazi for him but was evasive and not forthcoming with the American people, allowed the Government to hunt that poor producer of the film down and throw him in prison for some minor offense(illegals murdering and raping doesn’t seem to bother “progressives so much ) supports climate control crap, I see increase in taxes coming around …Surely BC has not been advising her.
    Hell, the idiot Sanders is at 20% for the Democratic vote, he was at 8% …

  66. gonzotx
    July 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm
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    If I had to vote between Trump and Hillary today, he would have it. But this is all theater now, election day is a long ways away. So I am not giving up on Hillary yet.

  67. Is this new DNC ad supposed to make people vote against the Republicans?
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    If I were a Republican, I would pay for this ad.

    Does the country care that the number of felonies committed by crimes is statistically inaccurate?

    Really?

    Should we feel better that it is not 3000 but only 1500?

    Thank god for those fact checkers.

    Who are they, who pays them, and who will fact check the fact checkers

    Because someone needs to.

    It is also possible that the fact checkers got it right, lard as Crowley got it wrong, like in the debate.

    More likely both fatso and the fact checkers got it wrong–for hyper partisan reasons.

    Let me go out on a limb here and state my own subjective believe that the Russert style of interviews is kaput.

  68. Lu4,

    I just don’t know that I could trust her, she has been all over the place, but mostly promoting Obama 3. .I really don’t know if what I saw in 2008 was the real Hillary. I know for, sure I don’t like the new one.
    Ever since she petty much dumped her delegates in 2008, she has changed, and not for the better.At first I think a lot of us thought it was for survival politics, but that got old as people tried to read the Ouija board of “what does Hillary mean”…it got real old, as you see, many posters are gone, I have to wonder
    I kept second guessing myself.
    I finally gave up. I believe she means what she says, what else is there to believe, and what she is saying, does not speak for me.
    I’m not bashing her,if that’s her, so be it. ..it just isn’t putting America first in my mind..I believe she is a globalist..

  69. What these assholes want to be is cross examiners.

    The problem is they are not good ones.

    They are too wedded to a script.

    Nevertheless, thanks to Russert, who was himself a lawyer not a journalist.

    They seek to impeach the witness with prior inconsistent statements.

    Or showing that there stated position that their world view is inconsistent with reality, logic or common sense.

    Those are credible tactics for lawyers in a court room.

    But for journalists they fall flat.

    IF the politician refuses to play their game and attacks them back.

    Jbstonesfan and I both know a lawyer named Herb Stern.

    He is the best trial lawyer in his generation.

    He maintains that half the battle in a court room involves diminishing opposing counsel.

    That may be too harsh for some, it was uncivil in those long ago days when the practice of law was a profession, not a trade.

    But today it is de rigeur–especially in front of a jury.

    If the “journalist” wants to play cross examiner, then the politician they are trying to impeach

    Should go for their throat—like Trump did.

    If you think back, Newt did that to John King (CNN) the second husband of Dana Bash also with CNN.

    Newt’s counter attack, and Dana’s divorce left John a much diminished pundit.

    It helped him win South Carolina, but he then yielded to big media pressure to be civil, and lost the advantage.

    If the media enjoyed a presumption of legitimacy this would be a more risky business.

    But inasmuch as polls now show that 70% of the public does not trust the media it is an effective tactic.

    My favorite example is Glenn Greenwald an honest man of the left.

    He destroyed Jeffrey Tubestake and David Gregory when they called him and the national hero Snowden traitors.

    He knocked both of them from here to kingdom come.

    Neither of them is keen to get back in the ring with him, after those beatings.

    This is what the public wants.

    It is what PT Barnum would give them.

    So why not cash in on it?

  70. If I were advising the RNC at this point, as I did when I was part of the kitchen cabinet of an honest conservative in the House of Representatives, I would tell them that their business model has not changed in many years, is stale, and outdated. I might also tell hem that they need to diversify–not on race, not on principles, but on where and from whom they accept their money. Prior to the last electin they promised to fight obamacare, and amnesty. After the public gave them what they wanted in reliance upon those promises, the first thing they did was expand the amount that plutocrats could give to the party. And, the second thing they did was renege on the promises they made to voters. One question I have asked myself repeatedly is why is Boehner where he is. When he was a younger man, two women congressmen I knew told me how much they loved his blue eyes. Could that be the secret for his success? It worked for Sinatra, although his voice and Mafia connections may have had something to do with it too. When I played golf with John he told me something that may answer that question. I knew he had a safe seat in Ohio. But he went beyond that and said–my voters let me do ANYTHING I want. In other words, whatever he does to the country, there will be no electoral consequences, ergo no checks and balances. Relieved of those constraints he can afford to be an honest politician—one who stays bought. But as someone noted, that is not at all what the country as a whole wants. And woe betide the party that fails to listen. This angst will not be bought off by offering the top position to a RINO and the vp slot to a conservative. Why not? Because as Roosevelt’s vp John Nance Garner famously observed: the vice presidency aint worth a bucket of warm spit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nance_Garner

  71. gonzotx
    July 9, 2015 at 4:08 pm
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    Stay entertained. Hillary is not going to be Obama 3.0 because he is an epic failure. Trumps trumping is the best thing for Hillary because it busts through the false narrative and shows the ugly side of the propagandists. I believe the failing economy is going to be what breaks it. Because it was ALL about the money and looting the wealth of the nation. Go along and pretend will not be so easy and Trump’s bashing is just what we need. Let him soften them up. I just do not see that she is in a position to go loggerheads with them right now. Admin is right that she announced too soon. That is why we have the fake Hillary. It is going to be a long, bloody battle.

  72. I was on my way to a business meeting earlier today and thinking the unthinkable while driving in my car…

    thinking that after all this time…and all these years of waiting and fighting for Hillary and defending Hillary and singing her virtures…when Hillary shows up and has her chance I don’t even recognize her…and when she speaks and I hear her echoing Obama and saying she will go even further on policies I cannot support I am left so disappointed, sad…and angry…Hillary is taking people like me…and many on this website…for granted while she goes after the O coalition…and there is no guarantee they will be waiting for her when she finally decides to speak to them…

    …but she is leaving me in a condundrum…and at this rate in all liklihood, at the very least, I will probably vote for Trump in the primary…

    ***************

    btw…when I got to the business meeting…guess what…before the mtg began, the topic everyone was discussing was Donald Trump and the accolades were…”he’s the only one telling the truth”

    If Donald follows this through…he might even win…he is not going to let Hillary get away with nonsensical statements and policies that he can illustrate are hurting American citizens…

    (she wants to give legal counsel for illegals and ask us, the American citizens, to pay for it…that is a big loser right there)

    at this point, I have not seen Hillary, the Brave, appear…

  73. …what bothers me the most about this whole immigration discussion…

    is that legal immigration has gotten lost in the shuffle…there is so much emphasis on rewarding illegal immigrants on behalf of the Democratic Party

    that why in the world would anyone choose to migrate to the USA legally anymore…if you play by our rules, you lose…if you waltz in illegally breaking the rules, we will house, feed, educate you and take care of your health…

    and if Hillary is elected she will provide you legal counsel to validate your illegal activity in breaking our laws to come and live in our country…

    the Democratic Party is complicit in the law breaking and disensentivizes people to come here legally…welcome to our santuary cities…don’t worry about committing crimes…we will hide and protect you…you are safe here…that’s the Democratic way these days…

    How about some respect for legal immigrants…

  74. Lu4

    I will stick around for the show, but I want someone honest, who not only tells it as it is, but can’t be paid off, can’t be silenced, whose core beliefs don’t change with the tide…
    Hillary core beliefs have been bought on some level. I think she didn’t trust the American people and believed the Money handlers were the path to the gold medal. She lost her way. I believe that in my heart.
    Trump has the ability to stay true, because either he is made of so much more than mere mortals, or because he can afford to. I don’t know. I often wonder, what my price would be..
    My kids I guess, if anything was threatened towards them and I knew they could carry it out. For me, bring it on, I’m old..

  75. April 22, 2015 (From a Republican website, so take that into consideration)

    Sorry, Hillary. Your 2008 PUMA Die-Hards Aren’t That Into You Anymore.

    To thunderous applause and with a hint of resignation, Hillary Clinton stood on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in 2008 and motioned for the approval of Barack Obama as the party’s nominee by acclamation.

    Meanwhile, a few hundred feet from the Pepsi Center in Denver, a small but likewise uproarious group held protest signs. These weren’t Republicans, but Democrats, furious that it was Clinton nominating Obama and not the other way around.

    The PUMAs—which, depending on the temperament of the person asked, stood for People United Means Action or, more likely, Party Unity My Ass—were a group of disillusioned, mostly Democratic voters who protested the nomination of then-Senator Barack Obama as the Democratic Party nominee in 2008. In their view, party leadership machinations (remember the “super delegates?”) robbed Clinton of the nomination.

    In the weeks between Obama surpassing the delegate threshold and his formal nomination at the convention, these PUMAs appeared dozens of times on cable news to defend Clinton and to promise mischief at the nominating convention and in the general election. Their anger epitomized a wider unrest that has been mostly forgotten as Obama went on to win two general elections: In the days before the convention, only 47 percent of Clinton supporters said they were certain to vote for Obama.

    In the years since, it seems, some of the PUMAs—once Hillary loyalists to the core—remain unwed to the idea of supporting Clinton in 2016. Others remain so angry at how the party treated her in 2008 they won’t consider voting for a Democrat in 2016—not even for Clinton.

    Will Bower was closest thing the PUMAs had to an official spokesman. After setting up a Facebook group to organize disaffected Clinton supporters, he became a darling of cable news producers and made regular appearances to speak on behalf of disgruntled Hillary voters through the fall. A lifelong Democrat, Bower recounts stints as a young volunteer for the Dukakis campaign and as a protester in 2000 after the Supreme Court’s Bush v. Gore decision, as well as his career as a party activist in Washington. “My Democratic credentials were unassailable,” he says.

    For years, Bower had been increasingly critical of what he says is an undemocractic party nomination process: Iowa’s caucus is given disproportionate influence in the primaries thanks to its spot on the calendar, and Iowa’s caucuses, which require a larger investment of time and effort than traditional voting, exclude people who have to work or care for a family. (In January 2008, Obama, at that time still a relative upstart, coasted to a win in Iowa while Clinton focused her campaign in, and won, New Hampshire.) Bower’s final break from the party came on May 31, 2008, after Democratic leadership moved to strip half of the delegates from Michigan and Florida in retaliation for those states moving their primaries to earlier dates. Clinton had won both large states; losing those delegates all but sealed the nomination for Obama. Clinton supporters saw the decision by the party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee as an act of betrayal. Two days later, the term PUMA was born.

    “It was life-changing, it was dramatic, it was tumultuous,” Bower says. “I was never a Republican before 2008, I never considered myself a Republican. But I started going to Log Cabin meetings.”

    His flirtation with the GOP was sincere but brief. He pointed to the summer 2012 Chick-fil-A brouhaha, when conservatives applauded the fast-food company’s owners for condemning same-sex marriage, as a moment when he realized he had no place in the Republican Party. Still, he doesn’t consider himself as a Democrat, either. “I just consider myself non-denominational,” he says. For now, he says, he’s supporting Hillary, if only provisionally. “If another Democratic candidate declares, I’ll listen to them,” he says. “I’m going to listen to these first few debates.”

    Amy Goldman, an early PUMA currently living in New Jersey, is even more reserved. “If she had not gone into the administration, I would be all-in,” she says, citing her disappointment in Clinton’s performance as Obama’s first Secretary of State. “Would I vote for her? It remains to be seen.”

    Goldman was on the very first conference call with a half-dozen other PUMAs the day after the Rules and Bylaws Committee decision, and helped create and maintain some of the largest Facebook groups that popped up in the immediate aftermath. Like Bower, Goldman’s main objection was with the primary system itself.

    “For me it was about the process, adhering to the process,” she says. “We were adamant that it was wrong, and we had to get out there and tell people it was wrong.”

    To understand why PUMAs are still sour all these years later, it’s worth revisiting the salient details of the 2008 primary. Michigan and Florida both decided in late 2007 that they would hold their primaries in January, in clear defiance of the DNC’s rules on when state parties could schedule their elections. In a show of support, all of the top-tier candidates, including Obama and Clinton, agreed not to actively campaign in either state.

    Still, the states held votes, and Clinton won both states handily. When it came time for the DNC to rule on the delegates from those states, Clinton and Obama were running neck-and-neck. If the party agreed to seat all Michigan and Florida delegates, there would effectively be no consequence for violating the rules. But denying their delegates a vote at the convention would mean disenfranchising voters in those states. The party compromised and agreed to give delegates half a vote. That left Hillary a few dozen delegates shy of Obama’s lead, despite holding a small lead in the popular vote. PUMAs howled.

    Dozens of blogs popped up in the weeks that followed, perhaps none more prolific than The Confluence, by Kim Haas. Known to her readers as riverdaughter, Haas has continued to maintain the site for the last seven years.

    “I was angry at the way the primary played out,” she says. In her view, critics of Obama and his campaign were unfairly branded as racists, a label that stung those who consider themselves progressive and open-minded.

    She distrusted Obama and believed his candidacy was built on a Wall Street war chest. “I saw him as the person being bought by the financial services companies that thought he was going to be a weak president because he didn’t have the policy experience,” she says. “I was so mad at the party for cheating me of that feeling, that I could vote for the first African American president.” The 2008 election was the first and only time Haas voted for a Republican.

    Haas says she toyed with the idea of a party switch, but she couldn’t square her deeply held beliefs with the Republican Party platform. “I’m not a conservative, I’m not a Republican, I don’t like what they stand for,” she says, citing social policies and the conservative push to radically cut the social safety net. In the 2012 presidential election, she voted her conscience, casting her ballot for former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, the candidate for the left-leaning Justice Party.

    Says Haas: “I saw [Clinton’s] ad, and back in 2008 I would have really identified with the people in her ad. And now I just don’t anymore.” Seven years ago, Haas was working as a pharmaceutical researcher in New Jersey. Since then, thousands of pharmaceutical jobs have vanished, including hers. She relocated to the Pittsburgh area and is working a temp job until May, when that too will disappear.

    She still supports Clinton, though. “I just don’t think any other candidate has that depth of experience and that passion for policy that I really appreciate,” Haas says. Her enthusiasm, which once could have been described as dogmatic, is now merely pedestrian. “I’m just exhausted. Personally I’m just exhausted, it’s really hard,” she says. “I wish her luck, I hope she wins.”

    Bower, Goldman, and Haas are all watching the early days of Clinton’s 2016 campaign carefully, at a distance. Adrienne Wilson, who writes literary erotica under the nom de plume Valentine Bonnaire, has moved on entirely.

    After the primaries, Wilson and many of her fellow PUMAs began openly supporting the McCain-Palin ticket, hoping a Republican win would give Clinton a window to run in 2012. But what was supposed to be a temporary flirtation with the GOP became a long-lasting political realignment.

    “Just like Ronald Reagan did once, I am leaving the Democratic Party,” she wrote in a recent blog entry. “It has been a very hard choice for me. It’s the women in the party who were supposed to help Hillary in ‘08 and they did not.” Wilson instead is backing Rand Paul, the libertarian-leaning Kentucky senator who announced his candidacy earlier this month.

    For now, Clinton enjoys comfortable leads over all of her would-be Republican opponents. But her favorability numbers have fallen steadily in the last three years, and even Democratic voters are wary about a Clinton coronation. She will always have her fiercest supporters, ready to do battle with critics. They just might not be willing to come back to the party that jilted them.

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121584/hillary-clintons-pumas-once-die-hard-supporters-arent-sold-2016

  76. the NYP has an article on Hillary’s 180 turn, er…”evolution” on illegal immigration

    a few years ago she made very strong comments and held positions against illegal immigration…she went on about the jobs they were taking that American citizens could fill, etc, etc, etc

    I can already see the ads the repubs will run…the two faces of Hillary on immigration…complete opposites…flip flops, on and on..

    I am afraid she is digging a hole very deep that will be hard to get out of…or where anyone but the people she is speaking on behalf of…will believe her anymore…

    she really needs to get her priorities straight…if for nothing else, to hold on to her crediability…why she would doubt herself and put her neck on the line for O and his insiders and allow former enemies to run her campaign is not the way to go…

  77. Here is my contribution to the Obama Presidential Library.

    It should be cast in bronze and hang over the entrance of that building for all to see:

    1. One: “By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation”.—Edmund Burke

    2. Two: “Hope, change, and down with whitey”.—Barack Obama, aka Barry Sotero.

    3. Three: “Goddamn America–its chickens Chickens, CHICKENS have come home to roost!” —Jerry Wright (Spiritual Adviser to Obama).

    4. Four: “Abandon Hope all ye who enter (“Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate”)—Dante’s Inferno (and the Nine Circles of Hell.)

    a. limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud, treachery— Shore enuff. That’s our grinning boy Obama.

  78. I am afraid she is digging a hole very deep that will be hard to get out of…or where anyone but the people she is speaking on behalf of…will believe her anymore…
    ———-
    Well, hope springs eternal I suppose.

    But the law of probability controls the outcome.

    My feelings on that subject are conveyed faithfully in the movie Rommel when Von Rumstead conveys to Rommel the fact that the Bohemian corporal has taken charge of the defense of Europe and henceforth military strategy will be guided by the astrological certainties. Rommel is dumbfounded at this, and asks Von Rumstead whether he has pointed out the absurdity of the strategy being proposed.

    Whereupon, Von Rumstead says THIS:

    “After you have interfered a dozen times or more with a man’s rather enthusiastic determination to cut his own throat . . .

    There comes a moment when you are inclined to step back and view the entire matter with a certain degree of detachment.”

    (See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4n48bVGom8—- AT 38.20 mark!)

  79. what bothers me the most about this whole immigration discussion…

    is that legal immigration has gotten lost in the shuffle…there is so much emphasis on rewarding illegal immigrants on behalf of the Democratic Party
    —–
    Then I take it you object to Obama, Schumer and Hillary using our tax dollars to buy future democrat voters at $300,000 per vote and thereby subjecting us to the risk of violent death through the open borders program? If so, then I agree with you. Unfortunately, the RINO is no better. Just stupider.

  80. Stay entertained. Hillary is not going to be Obama 3.0 because he is an epic failure. Trumps trumping is the best thing for Hillary because it busts through the false narrative and shows the ugly side of the propagandists. I believe the failing economy is going to be what breaks it. Because it was ALL about the money and looting the wealth of the nation. Go along and pretend will not be so easy and Trump’s bashing is just what we need. Let him soften them up. I just do not see that she is in a position to go loggerheads with them right now. Admin is right that she announced too soon. That is why we have the fake Hillary. It is going to be a long, bloody battle.
    —-
    Temporizing? Waiting for the right moment? That is not at all how I read it. Even if she were so inclined she has painted herself into a corner by confining her strategy to the Obama coalition at the expense of white people.

    I was talking to Mrs. Smith tonight about good old Jebediah, and how he is lagging in the polls. She pointed out that when the favored horses drops back at the early stages of a race, it is highly unlikely that he will turn it on in the end and win. This is why I belived the elites will cast him aside and push Rubio. They are doing all they can to promote his candidacy. But the base does not want him. He showed his true colors when he betrayed them on amnesty.

  81. Trumps trumping is the best thing for Hillary because it busts through the false narrative and shows the ugly side of the propagandists.
    ——-
    Yes, but what it really shows is the dyfunctionality of the political class.

    And here sat the republicans, all fat dumb and happy, waiting with bated breath for 2016.

    By their lights all they had to do was do nothing, let the treason of Obama sink in, and the public would turn to them.

    They could tell the country we will save you, promise to do it, win and then give go back to raping the public.

    Then the Donald has to come along and spoil it all, pointing out that they too are raping the country.

    And that has got the uniparty in a real quandry.

    Until Trump came along they had a duopoly.

    Don’t like democrats? Well then vote for the republican. Don’t like republicans? Then vote democrat.

    But if the public realizes, thanks to Trump and Ted that both parties are fucking them.

    Then the elites are not sure what they can do.

    And if a practice develops around earnest politicians of cutting off the heads of big media and shitting down their necks.

    Then so much the better, because that will sever another tentacle of the elites that is choking this nation.

  82. The Chicons needed a bull market to finance the government’s overly ambitious Silk Road reforms. The lured middle class Chinese citizens into the market, created a bumble which produced a 5 fold increase and then the bubble burst, blatto.

    Now the Chinese people suffering $3 trillion of losses since June 12, over half of all shares suspended from trading for up to six months, and banks stretched to finance the entire economy and bail out the stock markets, China is about to suffer the worst negative “wealth effect” of any nation since the US Great Depression.

    Should we worry?

    Hell no.

    Ohhhh.. . . ?

    Why not?

    Simple silly goose.

    We’ve got Obama–the black plague.

    Like the Porgy and Bess song goes, who could ask for anything more.

    Compared to that, how serious can a few trillion in losses be?

    Or . . I will take your trillion dollar losses if you take this joker off our hands.

    He can do a lot more damage in the world between now and the time he leaves office than a few trillion dollars.

    ——————
    CHINA JUST NATIONALIZED $6 TRILLION OF STOCK LOSSES

    China’s stock market had what traders call a “Dead Kitty” bounce on Thursday as the communist authorities dispatched police and security personnel to “encourage” insider-buying and to arrest short sellers. With the Chinese market still highly inflated even after falling $3 trillion in value, China took action last night to “nationalize” about $6 trillion in losses.

    China is about to show its third straight quarter of negative real (after inflation) GDP growth. The nation had been relying on a stock market boom to play a “decisive role” in funding the nation’s “Silk Road” reforms to transition to a consumer economy.

    But as Breitbart News warned in “China’s Lehman Brothers Weekend Begins,” the “Red Dragon” has suffered a financial collapse equivalent in degree to the U.S. stock crash in 2008-9. Unlike the U.S., which used a formal government bailout to stabilize markets, the Communist Party instructed the nation’s banks to use their own balance sheets to guarantee the current $8 trillion stated value of all of China’s 2800 listed stocks.

    As Stratfor’s John Minnich points out, “market capitalization of Chinese stock markets hovered around $1 trillion to $2 trillion” before the recent stock boom. At its peak on June 12, “China’s stock market capitalization, all the markets across the country, was something in the area of $10 trillion to $11 trillion.”

    Minnich comments that people before the boom might gamble some of their personal savings into the stock market, but “it wasn’t critical to financing, corporate financing in the Chinese economy. Almost all corporate finances came through the state-owned banks.”

    But President Xi Jinping’s Silk Road reforms aimed to “privatize” the risks of financing state-owned-enterprises off of the balance sheets of state-owned-banks and onto the balance sheet of the public. Over the last two years, the number of Chinese stock brokerage accounts for small individual investors grew from 20 million to about 100 million as the markets boomed.

    The vast majority of these new “investors” came from middle class families along the advanced coastal regions of China. They were expected to be the vanguard that would lead the rest of the public to play a “decisive role” in deepening the financial markets (equity capital) to fund China’s “Silk Road” domestic reforms and consumer expansion.

    A bull market in stocks was crucial to the communist leadership, because during the boom period that Chinese stocks rose by 150 percent, the real (after-tax) output growth in China was actually negative, despite official figures showing 7 percent growth, according to Lombard Street Research.

    Those GDP numbers would have been much worse, except that 85 percent of stock trades in China come from small individuals who experienced a “wealth effect” from about a $9 trillion increase in China stock prices. The fact that people seem to have felt richer probably stimulated a $2 trillion increase in consumption.

    But with the Chinese people suffering $3 trillion of losses since June 12, over half of all shares suspended from trading for up to six months, and banks stretched to finance the entire economy and bail out the stock markets, China is about to suffer the worst negative “wealth effect” of any nation since the US Great Depression.

    As Breitbart News reported in “China Debt-Bomb Fuse is Burning,” China is buried under “crippling local government and corporate debt”. The country’s debt restructuring plan has consisted of banks rolling over all their non-performing state-owned-enterprise loans and relying on individual investors to bail out the banks by having unsophisticated retail investors buy new public offerings of insolvent state-owned companies.

    But with the Silk Road reforms amounting to “little more than creative financial-engineering,” Lombard Street Research assumed that the Chinese government would eventually still have to nationalize $4 trillion, or about 50 percent of GDP, worth of insolvent state-owned-enterprise loans that were still on the books of their state-owned-banks.

    And now, with their creative financial-engineering scheme to inflate the stock markets having steered the nation into a 1929-style stock crash, the Chinese Communist Party was just forced to have state-owned banks nationalize another $8 trillion loss, or about 100 percent of GDP.

  83. ROACH MOTEL!

    You can check in. . . .

    But you cannot check out.

    Sort of like being a large investor trapped in the Chinese Market.

    Sort of like being a member of big media five years before your pension vests.

    Sort of like being the lowest of all life forms—–

    An Obot.

    https://youtu.be/uhqYM7WA0IE

  84. In the 2012 presidential debate between the CONGENITALLY SMARMY and CLOWNISH BARACK OBAMA and the hapless and fearful of offending Mitt Romney, Barack Obama leveled this charge against Romney:

    OBAMA: Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that Al Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not Al Qaida; you said Russia, in the 1980s, they’re now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years

    But Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s.

    Obama was wrong then. But if he had been right, then the testimony of his own nominee to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Joe Dunford would have provided damning appraisal on the fecklessness of Obama’s foreign policy:

    During his confirmation hearing Thursday morning, President Barack Obama’s pick to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Vladimir Putin’s Russia ranked No.1.

    Moscow’s behavior is “nothing short of alarming,” the general said, adding that “Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security” and “could pose an existential threat to the United States.”

    If Chief Justice John Roberts is reading this, we’re using a dictionary where this is found:

    An existential threat is a threat to something’s survival.

    One of the critical geo-political errors made by George H. W. Bush was treating Russia, the successor state to the USSR, as some sort of pet Yorkie that could be made to perform tricks rather than a nuclear-armed kleptocracy ruled by, as George Patton would have said, ‘recently civilized Mongolian bandits.’ George Bush was getting the formula right when he left office. He had looked into Putin’s soul and beheld a seething, effervescing puddle of hate and corruption.

    China may be our most dangerous adversary. Iran is the one most likely to do something really ugly. But Russia is the only nation in the world that has set out to pick a fight with the United States for no other reason than Putin needs a permanent enemy to fight in order to remain in power. This was obvious in 2009. It is staggeringly obvious today.

    So Obama owes the nation answers to several question.

    Is General Dunford right?

    If not, why are you appointing a man with a fatally flawed strategic vision?

    If Russia is an existential threat to the United States, when did this come to pass?

    Were you lying in 2012 to score cheap debate points?

    If not, where do you screw the pooch in the intervening 3 years to make Russia an existential threat?

  85. Fighting Joe? That is his nickname, this Obama appointed chief of staff, formerly commandant of the marine corps. But where is the proof. What we generally look for in these situations is a chest full of combat medals, nothing less than the silver star, preferably the Navy Cross, ideally the Medal of Honor. But Fighting Joe’s chest is not so full, and what we see are civilian medals instead. Not an academy graduate, or a graduate of other institutions that have a proven record of supplying fine combat officers, like VMI, Citadel, or believe it or not Notre Dame. His almer mater is Georgetown. That is the path for a staff officer with political ambitions, far from the perils of the battlefield. His first act suggest, perhaps, why Obama appointed him. Like Obama he is into PC, and he has known to get violent about that. And he is making the use of certain traditional expressions a serious offense under the UCMJ. This suggests to me a degree of mental imbalance over a trivial issue. However he dismisses that notion stating that the Marine should Uuu-rah is an example of weakness creeping into the corps and he will not permit that. That kind of tripe makes for good conversation at the cocktail parties along Embassy Row and makes him a coveted guest. Our friend Streiff makes great moment of the fact that in recognizing the obvious, namely that Russia is our greatest enemy (I would have said China myself, but I can live with the difference) his own man repudiates the position of his clownish and smarmy Commander in Chief whereas I would say not to do so while under oath would be perjury.

    General Dunford’s First Official Act As Commandant: Ban ‘Ooh-rah’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Less than one week after taking over as the Marine Corps’ top officer, Gen. Joseph ‘Fighting Joe’ Dunford, is proposing controversial changes to Marine culture as the Corps continues to shift focus after more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    His first order of business: Eliminate the phrase “Ooh-rah” from Marine lexicon.

    Also to be done away with will be similar expressions like Err, Yut, and Rah, which sources say the Commandant considers a mockery of traditional Marine customs and courtesies. Finally, the term YAT-YAS will not only be forbidden but stricken from any historical records as Dunford feels it may be the most inane battle cry in the history of warfare.

    Insiders claim the order stems from a physical altercation which took place immediately following his remarks at the change of command ceremony on Friday, which left a number of Marines with injuries ranging from eye gouges to one severe hematoma of the taint.

    Witnesses to the incident say the new Commandant was being congratulated by various well wishers when he reportedly smacked a Master Gunnery Sgt. after he was addressed with “Ooh-rah sir.”

    “Shut your filthy sewer, pogue,” growled the general as he struck the senior SNCO in the mouth with an open hand. “That expression is a weak affectation and I won’t stand for it.”

    The commandant then turned and kicked the Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps in the groin. Marine officials claim Dunford was enraged that one member of the color guard fell out during the ceremony. A number of aides were also assaulted when they attempted to physically restrain the general and remove him from the scene.

    “That’s what happens when we appoint an air winger as Commandant,” Dunford said, as he was finally escorted from the parade deck. “I will not allow this pernicious weakness to further infect my Corps.”

    An All-Marine administrative message (ALMAR) is expected to be released this week officially banning “Ooh-rah” and making its utterance punishable under articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    Read more: http://www.duffelblog.com/2014/10/general-dunford-oohrah-ban/#ixzz3fV41Ocd4

  86. Its hard to get an accurate sense of these military commanders. But one of the things you do look for is how they relate to the troops under their command, and a sense of that emerges years after these great eminences have slipped the mortal coil, and subordinates are then free to talk about it. McArthur was known to be a vain, self centered asshole, dug out doug his men called him after he abandoned them on Corregador, and had Roosevelt issue give him the medal of honor which his father had won in the civil war battle of missionary ridge. But Rommel is the one that surprised me. The world regards him as a general with extraordinary ability who fought a clean war, and was much beloved by his troops. A late neighbor of mine, Col. Phil Smart fought against Rommel and his AfrikaCorps and held him in the highest esteem. But a more sober assessment emerges from the personal accounts of those who served under him, and it is far less flattering. A close study of his battle suggest that he was not that much better than other generals, and was the subject of a vast publicity campaign orchestrated by Goebbels, which turned him into the reincarnation of Seigfried, the German warrior of the golden age. To the men underneath he was an asshole, he dressed his officers down in public and was a prickly pear. Hardly at all the man that that history, Chuchill, and my old friend made him out to be. Is all history lies, as the military historian General Fuller, inventor of Blitzkreig surmised? May-be.

  87. Okay, my bad . . .

    Re reading what I just posted, I now see where he got his nickname fighting Joe.

    He does most of his fighting against unarmed enlisted men at change of command ceremonies.

    Uuuu-rahh!

  88. The Hill

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    Trump leads GOP presidential field in new national poll

    By Neetzan Zimmerman

    Media coverage of Donald Trump’s controversial immigration remarks have lifted the GOP presidential candidate to the top of the Republican field, according to a new Economist/YouGov poll.

    Trump was the preferred GOP nominee for president for 15 percent of respondents — 4 points ahead of former Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.) and Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), who were tied for second place.

  89. Gack, the website tossed all that stuff in, that wasn’t visible when I posted it above…sorry.

  90. the duffleblog is the military’s onion

    admin might want to delete the extra crap that attached itself.

  91. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Duffel Blog is an American military news satire organization featuring satirical articles reporting on US military news. It is often described as “the military version of The Onion.”[1] It was founded in March 2012 by Marine veteran Paul Szoldra, originally as a way to drive web traffic to his website CollegeVeteran.com.[2] It eventually branched out and became its own entertainment website. The site enjoys a large following among civilians, veterans, and servicemen alike

  92. sirmrks
    July 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I am out of touch in many areas.

    Now I find the current state of the Corps is one of them.

    The thought of it makes me feel . . . obsolete.

    I now realize I was too quick to draw a conclusion.

    Perhaps that slap in the face and knee in the groin was all just cowboy fun.

    Nothing more than a Pattonesque pat on the cheek.

    If the Harris pat means a Paris hat bay bay.

    But I’m always true to you darling in my fashion, etc.

    Nevertheless, I stand firmly by one thing I said.

    I doubt Fighting Joe is a Patton.

    His bio smells staffie.

    If I am wrong about that too, then my world is shattered.

  93. And the hits just keep on coming. Incompetent Obama admin fails to properly maintain federal firearm screening system:

    The FBI Director said that issues with the federal government’s screening system, which did not appropriately flag Roof’s name based on a previous felony charge for narcotics possession, allowed Roof to buy the gun that he allegedly used to shoot and kill nine African-Americans at an historic church in Charleston, S.C.
    Information about Roof’s prior arrest had not been fully processed through the federal computer systems, Comey told reporters.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/dylann-roof-gun-background-check-failed-fbi-119961.html#ixzz3fW6kyQ8U

    Ooops. Maybe instead of demagoguing for new gun control laws, Barry should try to make the current systems work to, you know, keep felon mass murderers from buying guns and using them.

    Is there anything government manages to do without it ending up FUBAR?

  94. hwc

    July 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Is there anything government manages to do without it ending up FUBAR?
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    NO.

  95. THE COMING ERA OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

    Pat Buchanan: ‘A secession of the heart has already taken place in America’

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the state Capitol.

    Calling the Commandments “religious in nature an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths,” the court said the monument must go.

    Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached.

    Fallin’s action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America – an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and laws ignored in the name of conscience and a higher law.

    Only this time, the rebellion is likely to arise from the right.

    Certainly, Americans are no strangers to lawbreaking. What else was our revolution but a rebellion to overthrow the centuries-old rule and law of king and parliament, and establish our own?

    U.S. Supreme Court decisions have been defied and those who defied them lionized by modernity. Thomas Jefferson freed all imprisoned under the sedition act, including those convicted in court trials presided over by Supreme Court justices. Jefferson then declared the law dead.
    Some Americans want to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, who, defying the Dred Scott decision and fugitive slave acts, led slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

    New England abolitionists backed the anti-slavery fanatic John Brown, who conducted the raid on Harpers Ferry that got him hanged but helped to precipitate a Civil War. That war was fought over whether 11 Southern states had the same right to break free of Mr. Lincoln’s Union as the 13 colonies did to break free of George III’s England.

    Millions of Americans, with untroubled consciences, defied the Volstead Act, imbibed alcohol and brought an end to Prohibition.

    In the civil rights era, defying laws mandating segregation and ignoring court orders banning demonstrations became badges of honor.

    Rosa Parks is a heroine because she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, despite the laws segregating public transit that relegated blacks to the “back of the bus.”

    In “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Dr. King, defending civil disobedience, cited Augustine – “an unjust law is no law at all” – and Aquinas who defined an unjust law as “a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law.”

    Said King, “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

    But who decides what is an “unjust law”?

    If, for example, one believes that abortion is the killing of an unborn child and same-sex marriage is an abomination that violates “eternal law and natural law,” do those who believe this not have a moral right if not a “moral responsibility to disobey such laws”?

    Order Pat Buchanan’s brilliant and prescient books at WND’s Superstore.

    Rosa Parks is celebrated. But the pizza lady who said her Christian beliefs would not permit her to cater a same-sex wedding was declared a bigot. And the LGBT crowd, crowing over its Supreme Court triumph, is writing legislation to make it a violation of federal civil rights law for that lady to refuse to cater that wedding.

    But are people who celebrate the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village as the Mount Sinai moment of their movement really standing on solid ground to demand that we all respect the Obergefell decision as holy writ?

    And if cities, states or Congress enact laws that make it a crime not to rent to homosexuals, or to refuse services at celebrations of their unions, would not dissenting Christians stand on the same moral ground as Dr. King if they disobeyed those laws?

    Already, some businesses have refused to comply with the Obamacare mandate to provide contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees. Priests and pastors are going to refuse to perform same-sex marriages. Churches and chapels will refuse to host them. Christian colleges and universities will deny married-couple facilities to homosexuals.

    Laws will be passed to outlaw such practices as discrimination, and those laws, which the Christians believe violate eternal law and natural law, will, as Dr. King instructed, be disobeyed.

    And the removal of tax exemptions will then be on the table.

    If a family disagreed as broadly as we Americans do on issues so fundamental as right and wrong, good and evil, the family would fall apart, the couple would divorce, and the children would go their separate ways.

    Something like that is happening in the country.

    A secession of the heart has already taken place in America, and a secession, not of states, but of people from one another, caused by divisions on social, moral, cultural and political views and values, is taking place.

    America is disuniting, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. wrote 25 years ago.

    And for those who, when young, rejected the views, values and laws of Eisenhower’s America, what makes them think that dissenting Americans in this post-Christian and anti-Christian era will accept their laws, beliefs, values?

    Why should they?

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/the-coming-era-of-civil-disobedience/#wxJqaLjO15s0evwc.99

  96. Speaking to Pat Buchanan’s point, I can find deep appeal in disuniting with many of my fellow citizens. Those who support Obama. We really have nothing in common. Likewise, I find merit in engaging in civil disobedience over the actions of an oppressive and tyranical federal government to destroy our on deeply held values. Obviously you cannot secede every time you disagree with a governmental action. But when a clear and unambiguous pattern develops where government is systematically taking away the rights of the people, as the federal government today, clearly and demonstrably does, and when judges haven’t the courage or character to defend the Constitution a disuniting of the mind—not to be confused with giving up but fighting on to do to them what they have been doing to us becomes a viable option. What would I do to press the point? I do not know what that that tactic might be. In its most benign form, it consists of not caring what happens to those people, because we share nothing in common. What I do know is whatever is done to protest this dictatorship must be measured, and incapable of being turned around and used against us. What I also know that opportunity will come knocking, for the same reason that justice delayed is justice denied. This is like the war on terrorism, because most people are believe we are at peace and dictators can be reasoned with. Would that this were so.

  97. Ooops. Maybe instead of demagoguing for new gun control laws, Barry should try to make the current systems work to, you know, keep felon mass murderers from buying guns and using them.
    ———
    Wrong.

    Barry doesn’t care about solving the problem.

    The problem is merely a pretext for government action.

    He wants to centralize all power in the political class in Washington.

    It is just that simple.

  98. I believe it was Aristole who talked about the costs and benefits of being part of a civil society. He noted that this entailed the loss of some freedom, but that was outweighed by the things which society provides through specializion, division of labor, protection from violent death. Limited government represents the ideal bargain. Oppressive and tryranical government such as we see today, while it may be preferable to what exists in communist countries has become increasingly problematic. And when that government aims to control not merely your actions, and to gorge itself on your wealth, it reaches even further into your life and seeks to control your soul, which is what it always comes down to with the left, then you are at a point where disassociation becomes a sensible option. When I said earlier that I owed no moral duty to those individuals who support Obama, the statement was too broad. Obviously, law or no law I have a duty to not injure them. What I had in mind was an affirmative duty to help them, because that is the basis for a civil society. At the moment, seeing what they have done, the best I can do is say I am numb to their needs. And the only reason I say that is because they did it to themselves, and to the rest of us as well.

  99. Wrong.

    Barry doesn’t care about solving the problem.

    The problem is merely a pretext for government action.

    He wants to centralize all power in the political class in Washington.

    It is just that simple.

    Let me go one step further

    THIS IS IMPORTANT

    Not only will Barry use a refuse to solve the problem.

    He will do everything possible to exascaberbate it.

    His logic is that of a protocateur which says:

    The bigger the problem, the bigger the power grab.

    The best example of this?

    Fast and Furious.

    Force gun dealers– to sell automatic rifles—to agents of Mexican drug cartels–to create more gun violence in southern states–so that the gun control fanatics in the press and in the think tanks—and frighten the public—and justify a nation-wide gun grab.

    There is a word for this: a protection racket. The felon is Eric Holder, and the victim is Brian Terry and god know how many others.

    So when I say we have today a tyrannical and oppressive government, I mean a government capable of doing things like this.

    And when I say I want to disassociate myself from my fellow citizens who see no problem with this, perhaps you can see why.

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