Saddle Up! Trump Goes To The Border! Plus – New #Hillary2016 Polls!

Quinnipiac poll: Hillary’s popularity crumbles in three swing states, now trails three top Republicans. This is not really news. This is more a demonstration of the mass hysteria in Big Media and the establishments of both parties now that a certain Rodney Dangerfield is spitting in their fingerbowls at the fancy pants dinner.



What do we mean? Consider the confusion expressed with the arrival of this poll(s) which is at first blush gruesome for Hillary. Wasn’t the argument of the Republican/conservative establishment that Donald Trump was a wrecking ball that is destroying the “Republican brand?” So, um, does this poll wreck the wrecking ball theory? Or is the message from this latest poll that Hillary poll numbers sink if you sample more Republicans than others? Or is the message that Jeb(?) is weak even when compared to the barely known Scott Walker?

Does anyone in Big Media notice that the new polls sample more Republicans than they should? For instance in Colorado the samples are Republican 29%, Democrat 26%, Independent 36%, Other/DK/NA 10%. That’s a plus 3 for Republicans. However in the last election the results placed the Ds ahead with 5. That’s about an 8 point gift to the Republicans in this poll. Some swing, huh? Ditto Iowa. There the sample is Republican 29%, Democrats 27%, Independent 38%, Other/DK/NA 6% even though in 2012 the results were a +6 for Ds. Ditto Virginia (4 point difference from 2012 results). Republican 27%, Democrat 28%, Independent 35%, Other/DK/NA 9%.

We’ve written repeatedly that we think Hillary is in trouble because of association with Obama. But we don’t think that these polls released today are the problem they are sold as. Even so, let’s look at the gruesome poll:

Poll: Clinton trails top Republicans in battleground states

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in head-to-head matchups in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, a new survey shows.

The latest Quinnipiac University swing state polling released Wednesday shows the Democratic frontrunner trailing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in each of those states.

The biggest loser, the polls found, is Donald Trump, who has surged to the front of a crowded Republican primary field nationally but is viewed unfavorably, by almost a 2-to-1 margin, by voters in those states.

The results offered more indications that Clinton has a problem: Voters say they don’t trust her.

In Colorado, only 34% of voters said they see Clinton as honest and trustworthy while 62% said they don’t. In Iowa, the numbers were 33% to 59% — a drop from 45% to 47% in April. And in Virginia, Clinton did best, at 39% saying they trust her to 55% saying they don’t. [snip]

“On being a strong leader, a key metric in presidential campaigns, she has dropped four to 10 points depending on the state and she is barely above 50% in each of the three states.” [snip]

In Colorado, Clinton trails Rubio 38%-46%, Bush 36%-41% and Walker 38%-47%. In Iowa, she trails Rubio 36%-44%, Bush 36%-42% and Walker 37%-45%. And in Virginia, Clinton has the narrowest margins between her and her Republican opponents, where she lags behind Rubio 41%-43%, Bush 39%-42% and Walker 40%-43%.

In Colorado, Walker performed the best even though 3-in-10 voters weren’t ready to weigh in on questions about his honesty and leadership skills.

These R v D comparison polls are really silly. The fight now is intra-party not a general election. But still the weaker Hillary appears, the more likely a Michelle Obama or a Cambridge Cherokee, maybe even crazy Uncle Joe, will get in.

Hillary’s problem is not these ridiculous polls. Hillary’s problem is that she is saying stuff she does not believe and it shows. In order to appeal to the Obama cult and the totalitarian left, the groups that hate Hillary the most, Hillary is speaking mumbo jumbo – and it shows – and voters don’t like it.

As to Donald Trump and his allegedly bad showing in these polls what is now sure is that Trump started out low and the more he is seen the more his poll numbers rise.

In Iowa which is the only state that we have sufficient data to measure Trump’s standing Trump is #2 to Scott Walker who is lapping up the field. In New Hampshire and North Carolina and Nevada, Trump is doing very well. The more Trump rises… the more Trump rises.

But we are told that after L’áffair McCain the Donald will have to escalate his rhetoric to unacceptable levels or that he is already so wounded he is a dead man walking. There’s no way The Donald, the “Teflon Don” as Charles Hurt calls Trump, there’s no more air time Trump can squeeze himself onto. Or is there?



Beat the drum slowly, lay the sod over him, Rick Perry just had a stroke.

Saddle up! Trump goes to the border:

EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: Donald Trump Heading to Texas Border

Breitbart Texas has learned that 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is heading to the Texas-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the current border security situation. Trump is expected to meet with Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector.

“We look forward to giving Mr. Trump a boots on the ground perspective on the Laredo Sector of the Texas-Mexico Border,” said National Border Patrol Council, Local 2455 President Hector Garza. “Mr. Trump is expected to be in Laredo later in the week.”

Garza told Breitbart Texas that following the border tour, Trump will have a town hall style meeting where law enforcement officers will be invited to provide feedback on their perspective of the border situation.

Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby worked with Agent Garza to prepare for Trump’s border tour. “It is of utmost importance that possible future leaders of our country visit the border region, especially the Laredo Sector. Most Texans and other Americans hear that the Texas border was secured, but it wasn’t. The Rio Grande Valley Sector was supplemented with manpower from the State of Texas, but that mostly stopped where that sector ended and the Laredo Sector begins.” Darby added, “Mr. Trump will learn firsthand of the many holes and vulnerabilities that the Los Zetas cartel exploits to enter Texas and oppress their victims. We will keep the details of Mr. Trump’s intended visit private at this time.”

What will the GOP establishment say? Here’s a sample:

Zombie Eric Cantor is here to weigh in on the Donald Trump problem he helped create

The story of the Republican Party’s aborted attempt to craft an immigration platform that would appeal to Hispanic voters without alienating its base will have an entire chapter dedicated to former House majority leader Eric Cantor. His appearance on “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, lambasting Donald Trump’s language on immigration, probably made the situation worse, not better.

And when Cantor lost his 2014 primary race in stunning fashion, his position on immigration reform was cited as a key reason. Immigration reform was “the most symbolic issue that captures the differences between me and Eric Cantor in this race,” David Brat, the man who beat Cantor, told Fox News the day after his win.

The Republican plan to make inroads with Hispanics was a double failure. Not only was a bill not passed, but efforts to advance the issue revealed just how strongly — and vocally — Republican voters opposed the idea. The party’s second-in-command in the House was sent off to work in the private sector. And it set up a situation, two years later, where Donald Trump could stumble onto immigration as a hot-button issue, exposing the same rift within the GOP at a particularly inconvenient time. [snip]

“I think the language that Mr. Trump’s been using sometimes, certainly it’s mean, it’s ugly, it’s divisive,” Cantor said, most likely referring to Trump’s dismissal of illegal immigrants as criminals. “It is not a sustainable model, because ultimately what this country and the people of America are looking for is an optimistic inspirational leader with a message that is inclusive for all so we can see a better future.” [snip]

But Eric Cantor became the most prominent face of a policy that much of the Republican base hates. Hearing that face say that Trump is bad will probably not have the effect Cantor might have hoped.

Eric Cantor or Donald Trump? Who Represents the American voter and who represents a failed Republican leadership?

Looks like Trump represents the Republican voter:

Trump Leads GOP Field, No Slump After Attacks on McCain [snip]

A new Morning Consult poll finds Trump leading the Republican field with 22 percent of the vote, well ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who clocks in with 15 percent, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, in third place with 12 percent.

No other Republican breaks into double digits. [snip]

There is no evidence that Trump’s numbers have slumped after comments he made questioning Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) war record. Though most of the rest of the Republican field — and even the Republican National Committee — loudly criticized Trump after he made the comments on Saturday morning at an event in Iowa, voters interviewed afterward weren’t any less likely to say they support him.

In fact, Trump has gained ground since a Morning Consult poll earlier this month, when he trailed Bush by a 19 percent to 17 percent margin. This week Trump is the second choice of 12 percent of voters, behind Bush’s 18 percent.

As we previously wrote, the assault on Donald Trump is an attempt by the Republican establishment to destroy him before he gets a chance to speak to the nation at the August 6 debate. We’ve always argued, contrary to many who insisted the opposite would prove to be the case, that Donald Trump would mop the floor with the other Republican candidates for president. Now it appears we have once again been proven right and that Republican establishment indeed fears Trump and they have failed in their attempt to stomp the Trump:

Will GOP debate be the Trump show?

Despite RNC’s efforts, first showdown of 2016 could be focused on candidate from the angry fringe. [snip]

This is Donald Trump’s universe.

So instead, on Aug. 6, in Cleveland, the GOP hopefuls will appear stage right and stage left, flanking a real estate mogul and reality television star who is all but certain to steal the spotlight, go on the offensive and thwart their hopes for a peaceful debate.

Trump’s presence at center stage — his reward if he maintains his lead in the polls — is likely to transform the first Republican debate into a major media event, bringing big ratings to Fox News, the debate sponsor. [snip]

“I think you have to assume he’ll be loud and aggressive and do everything he can to stay on offense,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who gave the most commanding debate performances of the 2012 primary cycle, told POLITICO. “Trump is very smart, he has lots of TV experience and is absolutely uninhibited.” [snip]

“Unless everything changes in the next two weeks, which is always a possibility, I imagine Trump will be pretty much the top five stories of the debate just by showing up,” said Mark Leibovich, the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine.

“There’s the ‘Will the other candidates attack Trump?’ story, the ‘Will Trump hold his own as a serious candidate?’ story, the ‘Will Trump have a grasp of the issues?’ story, the ‘What attention-getting thing did Trump say?’ story and the “Did you hear what Trump said about Candidate X?’ (or ‘What did Candidate X say to Trump?’) story, etc,” he continued. “Maybe someone like Jeb can sneak into the top six.” [snip]

For Gingrich, taking on Trump is a matter of understanding the enemy: “Avoid anger, because I don’t think anybody on that stage can out-anger Trump,” he said. “His natural style is aggressive. It’s not like he has to become aggressive. He wakes up and he’s aggressive.”

There’s a new sheriff in town. His name is Donald Trump.

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  1. DrudgeReport calls it the “Summer of Trump”. Here’s why:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/07/22/the-ocean-of-interest-in-donald-trump-and-the-opponents-that-hes-washed-out-to-sea/

    The ocean of interest in Donald Trump and the opponents that he’s washed out to sea

    Google offers the world a way to take mankind’s intellectual temperature. Using its Trends tool, we can see what people are searching for information about in near real-time. Over the course of the 24 hours ending on Tuesday at 5 p.m., here’s how much people were searching for John Kasich, subject of question 1, and Donald Trump, subject of far more questions than that. [snip]

    For one brief moment, after an enormous struggle, John Kasich lifted his head above water. He gulped in air, admired his first unblurred view of the bright sun of public interest — and then was once more overwhelmed by one of Donald Trump’s waves of Trumpness.

    This is the two-term governor of one of the most populous and competitive states in the country, declaring his intention to run for president. But only for a brief period of time were more people interested in finding out more information about him than they were in Googling Donald Trump. [snip]

    It’s not only the lower tier that’s getting drowned out, either. Even the other front-running candidates — Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul — aren’t seeing much search interest compared to the real estate guy. [snip]

    But so far, a non-Trump Republican trying to get attention from the public is a bit like trying to empty the Atlantic Ocean with a garden hose. If you can make it happen, you’ve accomplished something pretty spectacular.

    Maybe if they said something sincere and interesting the voters would care.

  2. Wahoo Admin!

    “Hillary’s problem is not these ridiculous polls. Hillary’s problem is that she is saying stuff she does not believe and it shows. In order to appeal to the Obama cult and the totalitarian left, the groups that hate Hillary the most, Hillary is speaking mumbo jumbo – and it shows – and voters don’t like it.”

    ***** Five starts on that!

    —–

    No matter what, Dems and Rethugs will be watching the GOP debate, even the Clinton’s.

    Admin – Trump’s presence at center stage — his reward if he maintains his lead in the polls — is likely to transform the first Republican debate into a major media event, bringing big ratings to Fox News, the debate sponsor. [snip]

    “I think you have to assume he’ll be loud and aggressive and do everything he can to stay on offense,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who gave the most commanding debate performances of the 2012 primary cycle, told POLITICO. “Trump is very smart, he has lots of TV experience and is absolutely uninhibited.”

    Also, Trump is used to being at the head of the table…he will naturally try to lead.

    America needs a leader. Hopefully he will keep it aggressive and yet honestly respectful.

  3. Based on the country’s enthusiastic response to Trump – the Anti-Obama – it’s not surprising that Hillary’s numbers have dipped. If Trumps popularity has proven anything it’s that the country is tired of Barack’s far left, anti-American, divisive, weak leadership. Rather than listen to the people, the Dims seek to stay the course and convince Americans that it’s wrong to want what they want. This may have worked before. Some Americans may have been guilted into supporting the progressive agenda. But this is a new day.

    Americans have watched Barack and his people create racism, destroy towns, ignore terrorism against Americans at home and abroad, place America at risk physically and financially and on and on. They have listened to MSM defend, Barack’s actions, explain why they should support him, justify his damaging executive orders and laws. Some Americans have even allowed themselves to be convinced repeatedly that Barack must be doing the right and honorable thing. But, no more. People have finally begun to get it. Barack was a mistake, and even those who won’t say it know it.

    So why would Americans want a president whose stated positions vary little from the now rejected Barack? It makes no sense.

  4. Shadowfax
    July 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm
    ———
    Thanks Shadow.

    Lets hope they take it and run with it.

    It is a magic bullet.

    And there is no pride of authorship from my end.

  5. So why would Americans want a president whose stated positions vary little from the now rejected Barack? It makes no sense.
    ——–
    Correct.

    Campaign strategies, like business plans, must adjust for a changing environment.

    The Democrat Party put a lot of time, and money into The Dean Plan.

    That combination of date mining, sloganeering, mobilization of supporters, changing demographics, the big media echo chamber and a charismatic leader with no track record upon whom naive people could project their idealistic and selfish hopes and dreams.

    The proving ground was the campaign of Deval Patick and later Obama I.

    By the end of the first term, the blank slate was gone, and they had to lie with impunity to remain viable. Big media was the controlling factor in getting him a second term, and they sat by in silence as he destroyed the country. Romney was the son of a strong father, and his blood was too blue to get down in the mud and attack Obama. Seeing what a wus he was, the base stayed home.

    The Democrats believe they have a turn key soup to nuts infallible strategy for winning elections. Obama for America became Hillary for America and the play book remained the same. For the country, it was a case of fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on you and fool me three times and I am through with you.

    Nevertheless, Hillary has bought into the idea that if she follows the same strategy that Obama did, using the gender card as opposed to the race card. But the times are different, she is not a blank slate, and she does not have that presence people call charisma. Most people do not get beyond that first cut in who they vote for. In sum, the conditions are different, ergo this strategy won’t work.

    Living in the bubble she does, listening tours notwithstanding, I doubt she see this.

  6. Live Blog: Over 10,000 at #StopIranRally in Times Square – Breitbart http://bit.ly/1Ijsj3u

    THIS MAY BE OVER. Was scheduled from 5:30 – 7:30. I’ve no gumption to check it out now, but it looked great a few hours ago. Supposed to have been a bi partisan rally. No one seemed to know who started it. Or that it was going on!

  7. Wbb

    Thanks Shadow.

    Lets hope they take it and run with it.

    It is a magic bullet.

    And there is no pride of authorship from my end.

    ————
    I hope that take it and run with it. They will put it in their own words, but every piece of meat you can toss them, is better for America.

  8. jbstonesfan

    I am concerned she may actually blow it again.

    ————
    That’s something everyone on Big Pink agrees with.

  9. The head to head matchup polls right now are less than useless. They are clouded by primary preferences. For instance, you’ll get some Bernie Sanders fans who will tell pollsters they are voting for Jeb! over Hillary. In reality, they will vote the usual straight Dem ticket.

    Another example of this is Obama’s rising and falling favorability numbers. Any drop is all the result of Dems being mad at him for not enacting some pet commie initiative or another. When he does an executive amnesty deal, they love him again and his positives go up.

    So to the extent that Hillary losing a Clinton II vs Bush III matchup means anything, it means that Dem support is waning. That’s only meaningful if it entices a second candidate into the race.

  10. The DailyKooks polling company (PPP) has a new poll out. Trump is #1. So what does PPP say? That Trump’s decline has begun. PPP comes to this conclusion because their numbers for Trump are less than another poll company’s numbers for Trump. This is simply not the way to analyze polls. You do not compare one poll company poll to another poll company poll.

    The PPP poll does not say what PPP says it says. Trump is still #1:

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2015/07/trump-still-leads-gop-field-but-descent-may-be-beginning.html

    Trump Still Leads GOP Field But Descent May Be Beginning

    PPP’s newest national poll finds that Donald Trump is likely facing at least some fallout from his comments about John McCain over the weekend. Nevertheless we do find him narrowly leading the national field in our survey, which went into the field on Monday. Trump gets 19% to 17% for Scott Walker, 12% for Jeb Bush, 10% for Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, 8% for Mike Huckabee, 4% each for Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul, 3% each for Chris Christie and John Kasich, 1% for Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum, and less than 1% each for Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki.

    Trump’s lead comes despite the fact that only 22% of Republicans agree with the comments he made about John McCain over the weekend compared to 50% who disagree. Despite his overall lead there are some signs that Trump’s comments may have hurt him. For one thing his favorability rating is back down in the 40s, at 48/39. Although it’s not a perfect comparison, our state polls in Virginia (58/32) and North Carolina (55/32) over the previous two weeks had found him with numbers in the mid to upper 50’s. And although it’s an even more imperfect comparison to compare numbers with other polling organizations, Trump’s 2 point advantage is a lot less than the 11 point one had in an ABC/Washington Post poll conducted largely before Trump’s comments about McCain.

    Nevertheless Trump is doing well across the GOP electorate. He leads among voters who describe themselves as ‘very conservative’ with 20% to 17% for Walker and 16% for Carson. But he also has the advantage with moderates, getting 22% to 19% for Bush and 13% for Rubio. Additionally Trump has the lead both among primary voters who say their biggest concern is having the candidate who’s the most conservative on the issues (he gets 20% to 16% for Walker, 12% for Huckabee, and 11% for Carson) and with primary voters who say their biggest concern is winning in the general election (19% to 16% for Walker, 14% for Bush, 13% for Rubio, and 10% for Carson.)

    He may not quite have as much support as Trump for the nomination, but Walker is the most widely liked of the Republican candidates following his announcement last week. [snip]

    On the Democratic side Hillary Clinton leads with 57% to 22% for Bernie Sanders, 5% for Jim Webb, 3% for Lincoln Chafee, and 2% for Martin O’Malley. This does represent some tightening compared to a month ago- Clinton’s gone from 65% to 57%, with Sanders gaining from 9% to 22%. Martin O’Malley’s announcement bump has also faded, with his support dropping from 5% to 2%.
    Clinton may be up by 35 points instead of 56 this month, but she’s still pretty dominant across demographic lines. She is polling over 60% with liberals and seniors, and over 5o% with moderates, men, women, whites, and younger voters. Her area of greatest strength though is with African Americans, where she gets 82% to 6% for Sanders and 3% for Webb.

  11. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/07/22/trump_to_anderson_cooper_during_interview_the_people_dont_trust_you_and_the_media.html

    Trump to Anderson Cooper During Interview: “The People Don’t Trust You And The Media”

    In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that was broadcasted tonight Republican candidate for president Donald Trump berated the reporter for continuing to address polls that shed him in a negative light instead of polls showing his upper-tier status.

    “I am leading across the board,” Trump said in the interview. “And then you hit me with this poll that I didn’t see before, where oh, gee, it’s not even that kind of a poll. All i know is I have a very big group of support. And I think one of the reasons.”

    “Let me tell you. The people don’t trust you and the people don’t trust the media. And I understand why,” Trump lectured Cooper.

    Trump also said the American dream is “dead,” but he will revive it and “make it bigger, better and stronger than ever before.”

    “You know I tell the story, the American dream — I talk about the American dream in speeches,” Ttump said. “The American dream is dead but I’m going to make it bigger, better and stronger than ever before. The American dream is dead. But i’m going to make it bigger, stronger. Right. And I go ‘boom!’ and I do it with great bravado and the audience goes crazy. ”

  12. You can call me anything you like Republican establishment.

    Crazy?

    Yes!

    Wacko Bird??

    Absolutely.

    I wear these cheap shots as a badge of honor

    When I stop and consider the source

    And I will go you one better

    To make your pinheads explode

    I think Trump is brilliant

    On about 10 different levels

    Does he scare the horses?

    Not unless they listen to

    The chicken little tactics

    Of the establishment media

    93 million people not working

    Is that something they are proud of?

    Or is it something they cover up?

    With this phony 5.4 % unemployment rate

    Will they acknowledge the problem??

    Will they take ownership of the problem???

    Or will the bloviate, and kick it down the road.

    They need to get off the stage.

    They, not Donald, are the distraction.

  13. This wrecking ball metaphor is not apropos

    The operative word is reform

    That is what the Trump candidacy is about.

    Not since TR has a moribund Republican Party

    Seen a candidate like Donald.

  14. In the animal world, whice rabbits do not tangle with porcupines. There’s just no percentage in it. In due course they are apt to become dead rabbits. Which makes me wonder why light in the loafers lindsey, a protypical white rabbit wants to spar with Donald. He comes away with quills in his nose and mouth, yet give it a day or two and back in the ring he goes. More insults and more quills. Slow learner? I thought so at first. But I surmise that he is just a masochist. Yes, a neocon, the socerers apprentice to doctor Strangelove bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran iamawarheromccain. But when all is said and done, what he is, all that he is, Lindsey Lightfoot is a cherub faced masochist with a small man complex.

  15. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/us/politics/donald-trump-stealing-spotlight-with-caustic-comments-eclipses-his-rivals.html

    Many national Republican officials are increasingly resigned to Mr. Trump’s looming presence. At a meeting of the Republican Governors Association this week in Aspen, Colo., donors and operatives mused about how to prevent him from hijacking the debate.

    One idea that came up was to urge three leading candidates— Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor; Mr. Walker; and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — to band together and state that they would not participate in any debate in which Mr. Trump is present, using his refusal to rule out a third-party bid as a pretext for taking such a hard line. The thinking, according to a Republican involved in the conversations, was that the lesser-funded prospects who have been eclipsed by Mr. Trump would follow suit, and the TV networks airing the debates would be forced to bar Mr. Trump in order to have a full complement of candidates.

    But none of the campaigns have shown any appetite for such solidarity, for reasons ranging from their strategic interests and not wanting to make Mr. Trump a martyr, to fear of making an enemy out of Fox News, the preferred cable network of conservatives and the host of the first debate.

  16. If Republican officials and candidates were smart, they would stop, take a deep breath, and try to figure out why significant numbers of their voters are so pissed off that they are willing to applaud a clown show like the Donald.

  17. gonzotx
    July 23, 2015 at 12:31 am
    I’m worried for Donald…These Globalists. ..I hope he has the best security in the world. .

    one Bush sniper at the border and it would be all over.

  18. Another example of big media fraud/

    (As if we really needed more of their lies)

    It my favorite CNN reporter

    Favorite is a relative term

    Here it means least intolerable

    Yup. You guessed it –Dana Bash (nee King, nee Schwartz)

    They claim she stands 5 foot 11.

    But if that is the case, why is it that everyone else looks like redwood trees.

    Well, after much searching I discovered she is really 4′ 11.

    Another big media lie exposed.

  19. hwc
    July 23, 2015 at 1:26 am

    If Republican officials and candidates were smart, they would stop, take a deep breath, and try to figure out why significant numbers of their voters are so pissed off that they are willing to applaud a clown show like the Donald.
    ———-
    The establishment is running a pretty good clown show of their own.

    They don’t need to hold a seance to figure out why the voters are responding to Trump.

    All they need to do is look in the mirror.

    And reflect on all the lies the have told, e.g.

    That they believe in small government.

    That they are not fiscally responsible.

    That they are faithful to the Constitution.

    That they will end Obamacare.

    That they will get to the bottom of Benghazi.

    That they believe in the rule of law.

    That they put people before party.

    Constituents before donors.

    It is all one big con.

  20. fwiw…

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hillary-obama-colorado-iowa/2015/07/23/id/658525/

    Poll: Hillary’s Popularity Tied to Obama’s in 3 Swing States

    President Barack Obama’s approval ratings are virtually identical to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings in the key swing states of Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, a new poll has found.

    According to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted July 9-20, Clinton’s unfavorable ratings are 56 percent in Colorado, 56 percent in Iowa, and 50 percent in Virginia. Obama’s job disapproval ratings are 56 percent in Colorado, 56 percent in Iowa, and 51 percent in Virginia.

    “Conventional political wisdom is that a presidential candidate rises and falls along with the president of his/her own party. But the current relationship between Secretary Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama is uncanny.

    “Although the questions of the president’s job approval and candidate Clinton’s favorability rating are different, the results are almost identical,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, in a statement.

    “These numbers argue that whoever wins, the Democratic nominee needs President Obama to improve his standing with voters, at least in these three states.”

    A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday showed that Clinton was lagging behind three Republican candidates for president in the key swing states.

    Specifically, she fell behind in matchups with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

  21. this is what i suspected…as time goes on the media head honchos are going to TRY to squeeze Trump out…to in effect, silence him…

    I am not saying they will succeed but I am saying this is in the works and they will TRY…

    I still have not gotten any definitive answers on whether the networks/cable can refuse to sell him ad time or a big buy of time if he wants to do a one-man show tutorial on his policies…

    http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/rupert-murdoch-fox-news-donald-trump/2015/07/22/id/658468/

    Report: Murdoch Asked Fox News to ‘Back Off Trump Coverage’

    News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch asked Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes to stop giving Donald Trump’s presidential campaign so much coverage – but Ailes has defied him, according to Gabriel Sherman writing today on New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer blog.

    Murdoch tweeted in recent days that Trump is “wrong” saying that most illegal immigrants are criminals and that he is “embarrassing” his friends and the whole country:

    Since then, Trump sparked new controversy by saying over the weekend that Arizona Sen. John McCain is not a war hero, then giving out South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s cellphone number after Graham defended McCain and called Trump a “jackass.”

    The Wall Street Journal, which like Fox News is owned by Murdoch, wrote an editorial Sunday criticizing unnamed conservative news sites for being what the Journal called Trump “apologists,” but did not mention Fox News. On the same day, another Murdoch newspaper, the New York Post, ran a cover of Trump being circled by a shark with the headline “DON VOYAGE.”

    Despite media complaints Fox is backing Trump, almost all of the Fox hosts and regular commentators have sharply criticized Trump for his comments about Mexicans and John McCain’s war service.

    “This week, Ailes told his senior executives during a meeting that Murdoch recently called him and asked if Fox could ‘back off the Trump coverage,'” Sherman quoted a source.

    “Ailes is said to have boasted to his executives that he told Murdoch he was covering Trump ‘the way he wanted to.’ The implication was that he wasn’t going to budge.”

    “The Five” co-host Eric Bolling reportedly has been told to defend Trump on air, and on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends,” co-host Steve Doocy said “someone told me yesterday Donald Trump is like a Navy SEAL.”

    The Journal editorial is seen inside Fox News as a message to Ailes, Sherman writes, but added that an insider said, “Roger claims not to care.”

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

    acting like communists…they…the insiders and elites…do not want anyone that they cannot control…

    Trump is the one free agent resonating…in a field of robots…

  22. acting like communists…they…the insiders and elites…do not want anyone that they cannot control…

    Trump is the one free agent resonating…in a field of robots
    —-
    Now S

    You should not be so hard on them, particularly the RINO’s

    Try looking at it from their point of view

    For almost eight years the have been in a political wilderness

    Deploring Obama’s actions

    Promising to stop Obama

    Fire and brimstone speeches to that effect

    Secretly supporting him

    On blowing the debt ceiling

    Collapsing the border

    And robbing the young and old on health care

    All for the good of their donors and their own pocketbook

    While conducting ethnic cleansing on their base

    Such that now as Satan’s term approaches it close

    They say to themselves

    The voters have short memories

    They think we are their salvation

    Now is our turn to rule

    And to let our donors

    Feast on the bones of the middle class

    Along comes this guy Trump

    We can’t buy him off—he’s too rich

    We can’t ignore him—he steals our spotlight

    We can’t destroy him—he fights back

    We can’t slander him—he exposes our lies

    We can longer avoid accountability—

    He highlights our policy failures

    We can’t use our media attack dogs—

    He eats them for lunch and spits them out

    Suddenly, we are in the public spotlight

    We, the chosen people, the elites, the Harvard assholes

    This is a terrible spot to be in

    We deserve it, but it is not supposed to happen

    It just isn’t fair

    So now S

    Having listened to their sad story

    Can you honestly say you have no sympathy for them?

    Or do you feel that payback is hell?

    Which is it?

  23. Scotty,

    Please beam up this mushy Pod Person and return Hillary Clinton to us. Otherwise me, and a whole lot of other people are going to try like Hell to elect Donald Trump as the POTUS.

  24. China continues to crash
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11756858/Capital-exodus-from-China-reaches-800bn-as-crisis-deepens.html

    From what I can tell, we are going to be in the middle of a massive economic mess within about three months. I have to wonder if this was not timed for Obola’s watch so they can get in one more QE to loot the public, one more time. Or let me guess, he is going to have to institute all kinds of looting and totalitarian policies under the TPP to “fix” this.

  25. Wbboei…yes…and to add insult to injury towards “us” their captive voters…if we dare to think for ourselves and challenge ‘our so-called leaders” then we are labeled and called “crazies”

    the voters are ok with the elites…as long as we obey…and believe the lies and the secrecy the hold over us…

    but once someone…many of us had hoped it would be Hillary…starts pulling the bandage off the wound…then all hell breaks out…

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

    anyone notice that the Border Union people have just pulled out of their invitation to host Trump at the border…they do so as Trump is in flight to go to Laredo…cowards!! Trump is going anyway…

    these DINOS and RINOS are all corrupt…they have no intention of doing anything to upset the flow at the borders…

    Donald is succeeding in really showing the Repubs for the fakes that they are…

    and imho…Donald has made Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry look childish and impotent…Rick Perry is a joke…they sound like they are going against Donald in favor of the illegals…what is wrong with these idiots?

  26. wbboei
    July 23, 2015 at 9:21 am
    ————————-

    The more I find out about the economic corruption of our governance and the degenerate greed of the oligarchy, the more I think: Burn, motherfuckers, burn.

    Even if it costs me, it would at least be a chance to establish a system more inclined to productivity than aggression, corruption and greed. Right now, there is just no future for 99.9% of the population in the world.

    There is not enough money in the world to fill the soul of even one of these cannibals.

  27. http://touch.latimes.com/#section/1780/article/p2p-84055495/

    snip…

    Edward Morfin, a 57-year-old maintenance worker, speaks fluent Spanish. His surname is common in Mexico.

    But when Donald Trump made headlines last month for saying that Mexico sends immigrants to this country who are criminals, including rapists, Morfin wasn’t outraged — he was glad.

    “Finally somebody got up there and said what needed to be said,” said Morfin, who was relaxing on a recent night at an Albuquerque festival that featured cumbia and salsa bands and a parade of classic cars. “He said what everybody’s thinking but is afraid to say out loud.”

    Morfin is hardly typical of Latino public opinion. Nationwide, nearly 80% of Latino voters consider Trump’s comments offensive, according to a recent survey commissioned by Univision, the Spanish-language entertainment and news network.

    But his views highlight a reality that’s often overlooked in political debate. Even on a topic as emotionally charged as immigration, Latino opinion spans a broad spectrum.

    Among the record 28 million Latinos who will be eligible to vote in next year’s presidential election are groups with distinct cultural and political identities, including Cuban immigrants in Florida and generations-old Latino families in New Mexico and Colorado, many of whom embrace conservative views on key issues.

    That complexity of opinion is one reason why Republican strategists hope that with the right candidate — and a little bit of luck — they can reverse the pattern of Latinos voting overwhelmingly for Democrats. In New Mexico, where Latinos make up more than 40% of voters — more than any other state — Latino Republicans have made considerable…

    snip

  28. I know it is naughty

    But I find great catharsis in all this

    And more than a little Schadenfreude

    That our Harvard betters are responding in this unseemly manner

    Whatever happened to that stiff upper lip we associate with the upper class?

    When its our problems, they assume that god like perspective

    And tell us what is wrong with us, and why it is all really our fault

    For living, for breathing, for being so so so . . . not like them.

    But now that the shoe is on the other foot, everything changes

    They respond the same way every other special interest group responds

    When it feels threatened, and perceives that it may lose its privileged position

    Thereby confirming what we have always believed

    That beneath their Saville Row exterior they are no better than the common heard

    That said, obviously we do not want chaos

    Therefore, final authority must be lodged somewhere

    And the Kingdom of God will not be at hand when the last king is strangled

    But final authority must be responsible to something greater than its own pocketbook

    Whereas now, in our political class, it is guided by no other compass

    And, nowhere is this more obvious than what we see in the abdication of responsibility by Justice Roberts.

    His sort of betrayal is not like gunpowder which works along its appointed path.

    His betrayal is like dynamite—it rends in all direction, collapsing edifice of law.

  29. for example…

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/07/22/top-gop-strategist-runs-to-politico-smears-trump-voters-as-clowns/

    While Republican frontrunner Donald Trump gleefully attacks members of the GOP Establishment and media, the GOP Establishment seem to believe it’s a good idea to run to the mainstream media and attack Republican voters.

    First
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)ran to the Left-wing New Yorker to attack 15,000 GOP base voters as “crazies.” Wednesday, the GOP Establishment went even further.

    Rick Wilson, a top Establishment Republican message and media strategist ran to Politico to attack Trump’s supporters as “clowns.”

    According to the most recent national poll, Trump is garnering support from 25% of the GOP base. Which means that a top Establishment strategist believes it is a smart strategy to smear 25% of the GOP’s most loyal voters as “clowns“:

    The circus is almost over.

    My advice to Trump fans?

    Don’t be the last clown out of the tent.

    Brilliant.

    Keep in mind that this is the same GOP Establishment privately and publicly lecturing Trump about “tone.” EXACTLY!

    Let me run this down for you…

    McCain is calling Republican voters “crazies,” a top GOP strategist is trashing 25% of the GOP base as “clowns,”
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)is calling Trump a “jackass,”

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is saying Trump has “no class,” Rick Perry is declaring Trump a “circus sideshow” … but it is Trump being lectured by The Establishment to watch his tone. (me…they all think we are too stupid to notice…hypocrites!)

    Personally, I’ll vote for Jeb Bush before I vote for Donald Trump. But that doesn’t mean I can’t see that the Republican Party is making a gigantic, hypocritical ass of itself. That, however, I can live with.

    What I can’t abide are the attacks on everyday American voters emanating from the same Establishment geniuses who have lost the popular vote in 4 of the last 5 presidential elections.

    If The Establishment attacked Democrats and the media with as much venom and belligerence as they do their own base, we might just beat Hillary.

    There are all kinds of good arguments to convince a Republican to turn away from Trump. But when the delivery system is a smug, condescending dickishness, we’ve already lost.

    Pander to the middle all you want, GOP. In your wildest dreams, that will never make up for losing your base.

    Mean, smug, and stupid is no way to win an election.

  30. What are they afraid of?

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/22/afl-cio-controlled-union-intervenes-cancels-trumps-border-tour-planned-by-local-agents/

    Donald Trump’s planned tour of the Laredo Sector of the Texas -Mexico border has been canceled by the national AFL-CIO-controlled union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). Border Patrol agent Hector Garza acted in his role as Local 2455 president to honor Trump by inviting him to see his section of border in Laredo firsthand. Agent Garza confirmed to Breitbart Texas that the national union had stepped in and insisted that the Laredo local back out of honoring Trump with the border tour. Agent Garza said he expected Trump to continue without the participation of the union.

    An inside source with knowledge of the internal NBPC discussion over the Trump visit told Breitbart Texas, “The union is about to put out a press release saving face for the local who invited Trump and the union itself by saying they are canceling their participation because Trump said he was “being honored” and that “agents supported him.”

    One Border Patrol agent who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity said, “The union has largely appealed to the public for more attention to the dangers posed by illegal immigrants who cross the border, so it’s strange that the AFL-CIO side would take lead and try to hurt a presidential candidate for saying the same things the union always says. This kind of crap is why I left the union.” The agent continued, “The agents who actually work on the border invited him. This seems contrived.”

    To understand the reasons behind Local 2455 inviting Trump to bring attention to what the agents are facing, a brief understanding of the Texas-Mexico border and the Laredo Sector’s struggles are needed.

    Texas has five border sectors. from East to West they are the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV), the Laredo Sector, the Del Rio Sector, the Big Bend Sector, and the El Paso Sector. Immediately after Breitbart Texas broke the June 5, 2014 leaked images of minors warehoused in RGV Border Patrol facilities, the State of Texas announced an effort to help secure the border. However, in that instance, Texas only sent help to the RGV Sector, largely ignoring the Laredo Sector.

    Both the RGV and Laredo Sectors are worse off than most of the other sectors on the U.S.-Mexico border, largely due to the behaviors and characteristics of the specific Mexican cartels operating in these areas. Most of the border has the more professional Sinaloa Federation, an entity very concerned with keeping a low profile and staying out of the public eye. Both the Gulf and the Zetas have had leadership decimated and younger, less professional leaders take over and war with each other. Unlike the RGV Sector that received state help to handle the Gulf cartel, the Laredo Sector has largely been left to fight a losing battle against the Zetas cartel.

  31. “Many national Republican officials are increasingly resigned to Mr. Trump’s looming presence. At a meeting of the Republican Governors Association this week in Aspen, Colo., donors and operatives mused about how to prevent him from hijacking the debate.”
    ____________

    Party strategizing is something we all get.

    But the Republicans run the risk of turning a large number of Repub and Indy voters against them. These voters are unhappy with the direction the Dims and Repubs have taken this country. Neither party is blameless. Barack has done his worst with the Dims who supported him encouraging his efforts and the Dims who did not remaining silent, objecting – if at all – in the weakest of voices.

    The Republicans have acted as if they were powerless to stop any of Barack’s actions. They weren’t always powerless. They were chicken sh*t.

    People are sick of both parties. If Trump ran as and Indy – which he has the money to do – the Repubs might as well give up on this presidential election . They’re toast.

  32. The other thing that is so hilarious is how Donald has eclipsed the other candidates, even when he trades insults with them.

    This is the kind of political theater I like.

    It is reality, as opposed to some boring, uninspiring, formulaic script that is a complete turn off.

    None of this my friend from New York tripe.

    More like that two faced backstabbing waste overgrown rat Chuckie Cheese Schumer said this

    And I will call his this, and raise him that to drive him out of the game.

    Schumers handshake is like squeezing a jelly doughnut, and never get between that asshole and a camera.

    But there is always one masochist there like Lindsey Graham, who wants to get beaten.

    And one old senile self absorbed war hero who wants to bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran grabbing the spotlight.

    In a word . . . Circus Maximus (A Donald Trump production, with a Cecil B. DeMille cast of thousands).

  33. S
    July 23, 2015 at 10:25 am
    What are they afraid of?

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/22/afl-cio-controlled-union-intervenes-cancels-trumps-border-tour-planned-by-local-agents/

    Donald Trump’s planned tour of the Laredo Sector of the Texas -Mexico border
    —-
    As you may recall, S, this is the subject and the geographic spot I posted the video on a couple nights ago. It is controlled by the most vicious drug gang of all, the Zetas, who are former Mexican soldiers trained in guerilla tactics by Obama to fight drug trafficking. They then defected to the drug gangs for the money. In their path, ten thousand dead bodies, ritualistic killings and control of the I-35 gateway into the United States. That is exactly the lace he should go. I spent a week there in 2008 campaigning for Hillary. There was alot of fear. We set up shop at the offices of Congressman Henry Cuellar, who is a Hillary supporter, and an outstanding public servant. He is one of the good ones. And a great staff. The few, the proud, etc.

  34. yes wbboei…there is great fear of the cartels…shhhhshhh…don’t let anyone know that is going on…it is a secret…

    btw…it takes two countries for this to happen…first they have to come over…and someone has to let them continually succeed in coming over…

    $$$$$$$$$$

    I heard Cuellar this am and even he is backtracking…in the past he has been adamant about the borders and the crime…this AM he sounded like Laredo was the perfect tourist spot…as he put it they experience some “pinches’ in their school and health systems…otherwise…all is well…

  35. Tony @ 10:11 AM

    Good link Tony, now we know that Trump knows what’s going on with Hillary…

    He said that Sanders is a sort of “duplicate” of liberal favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who he said has pushed Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for 2016, to the left.

    “She’s had a huge impact on Clinton,” Trump said. “Hillary is going way left, and I sort of laugh because I know Hillary very well. … The interesting part about Hillary is that her donors are all the hedge fund guys and the business guys and the real estate guys. And they’re all saying, ‘Do you think she means it?’ And I say, ‘Of course she doesn’t mean it — you know her.’ ”

  36. But the Republicans run the risk of turning a large number of Repub and Indy voters against them.
    ———
    I would say that ship has sailed.

    The thing they need to worry about is losing the base.

    Because when they attack Trump for saying the things their base feels, calling them wacko birds, crazy, or whatever their insult de jour happens to be, the more likely their base will stay home if Trump is not the nominee. Surely they realize that even if their efforts are successful he will not go gently into that good night. At this point, condemned for his weakness, his treachery and his cheap attacks on the core of his party, the RINO finds himself naked, exposed, and twisting in the wind.

  37. RINOS like Rick Moran at PJ media, and others experiencing the death of a thousand cuts, and their emotionally charged invectives launched directly at Trump, indirectly his supporters, are a disaster in being for the establishment.

  38. heard Cuellar this am and even he is backtracking…in the past he has been adamant about the borders and the crime…this AM he sounded like Laredo was the perfect tourist spot…as he put it they experience some “pinches’ in their school and health systems…otherwise…all is well…
    ——–
    I imagine it is embarrassing for him to have the public spotlight turned on his venue by an outsider. That is human nature. But if the dims looked at this the right way, instead of isolating him along with the RINOs the should adopt the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Likewise the leftists who deplore the establishment should regard the message, rather than the messenger. Let me just say that every player in the establishment is playing this card the wrong way. The wrong way. Putin is a judo master. They on the other hand are not.

  39. Donald Trump’s planned tour of the Laredo Sector of the Texas -Mexico border…

    WTF

    They interview three people at the end of the video that don’t like Trump:

    One ditzy airhead woman that seems like she might have struggled to finish high school says Trump is not qualified……..I betcha she voted for the slacker Obama.

    One man with a heavy Spanish accent said he hopes that Trump leaves their town “all in one piece”.

  40. I am disappointed in Henry, because by minimizing the problem, he is failing his constituents. Obviously, the elites are trying to circle the wagons, and deny him the witnesses he needs to make his case to the American People. But all he needs to do is point this out, and show the tape I posted. And that would make his case that the political class is unwilling to acknowledge that there is even a problem, but the crime statistics prove that they are lying. Its not the crime, its the cover-up. In the final analysis, there are too many loose ends to tie down, to many witnesses to threaten, and too much anger in the public for the elites to succeed in what has become an obvious strategy of evasion to avoid the real problems. They want the problems, so they can bloviate about them. But they do not want solutions, unless they can find a way throw government projects to their donors, like that douchebag Clyburn does.

  41. foxyladi14
    July 23, 2015 at 11:40 am
    ——–
    Yes. Lindsey is a funny man. Very. Also, he is a glutton for punishment. A masochist.

  42. But there is no substance to his message.

    The problem is not that he has a cellphone.

    No one accused him of that.

    What they accused him of was begging Donald for favors

    And after Donald gave him what he wanted

    Which in the real world creates a reciprocal obligation

    He trashed Donald

    The cellphone is just evidence

    So when he destroys the cell phone he is destroying evidence

    And destroying evidence raises a spoliatory inference

    That makes him look like a crook

    And that is what he is trying to put a happy face on through this video?

    Good luck with that one, wimp.

  43. Lets cut to the chase.

    The problem the Republican Party has is not Donald.

    If he did not exist, someone else would be doing this.

    The problem is the gap between the base and the elites.

    Which is the culmination of a series of betrayals.

    That has produced that halcion state

    Which the law of divorce refers to as:

    Irreconcilable differences.

  44. It is the order of priorities which define the RINO: me first, donors second, constituents last and only if my donors (and I) can make a buck of it. That is their north star. And it is exactly what their base finds deeply offensive.

  45. gonzotx
    July 23, 2015 at 11:54 am
    There should be plenty of retired Border Patrol agents to show Trump around, if not citizens.
    —————
    Trump is a showman. And every showman knows that successful events must be planned in advance. Dollars to donuts he has people coming in from other parts of Texas to answer this clarion call. The elites flatter themselves into thinking they can pull the rug out from under him by discouraging attendance. Their naked attempts to do exactly that blow up in their faces, as he and others expose them.

  46. Can you remember what it was like when that governor Rich Perry went to the border? It was a non event. Trump goes there and the harder the elites try to undermine him, the bigger the event becomes. At this point, who gives a fuck what Marco Rubio says about some obscure topic. The center of gravity is where Donald goes, and he takes the camera with him.

  47. Holmes in 1896. A Soldier’s Faith. The world hasn’t changed, much. Today, where Donald sits, that is the head of the table.
    ———-

    Any day in Washington Street [in Boston], when the throng is greatest and busiest, you may see a blind man playing a flute. I suppose that some one hears him. Perhaps also my pipe may reach the heart of some passer in the crowd.

    I once heard a man say, “Where Vanderbilt sits, there is the head of the table. I teach my son to be rich.” He said what many think. For although the generation born about 1840, and now governing the world, has fought two at least of the greatest wars in history, and has witnessed others, war is out of fashion, and the man who commands attention of his fellows is the man of wealth. Commerce is the great power. The aspirations of the world are those of commerce. Moralists and philosophers, following its lead, declare that war is wicked, foolish, and soon to disappear.

    The society for which many philanthropists, labor reformers, and men of fashion unite in longing is one in which they may be comfortable and may shine without much trouble or any danger. The unfortunately growing hatred of the poor for the rich seems to me to rest on the belief that money is the main thing (a belief in which the poor have been encouraged by the rich), more than on any other grievance. Most of my hearers would rather that their daughters or their sisters should marry a son of one of the great rich families than a regular army officer, were he as beautiful, brave, and gifted as Sir William Napier. I have heard the question asked whether our war was worth fighting, after all. There are many, poor and rich, who think that love of country is an old wife’s tale, to be replaced by interest in a labor union, or, under the name of cosmopolitanism, by a rootless self-seeking search for a place where the most enjoyment may be had at the least cost.

    Meantime we have learned the doctrine that evil means pain, and the revolt against pain in all its forms has grown more and more marked. From societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals up to socialism, we express in numberless ways the notion that suffering is a wrong which can be and ought to be prevented, and a whole literature of sympathy has sprung into being which points out in story and in verse how hard it is to be wounded in the battle of life, how terrible, how unjust it is that any one should fail.

    Even science has had its part in the tendencies which we observe. It has shaken established religion in the minds of very many. It has pursued analysis until at last this thrilling world of colors and passions and sounds has seemed fatally to resolve itself into one vast network of vibrations endlessly weaving an aimless web, and the rainbow flush of cathedral windows, which once to enraptured eyes appeared the very smile of God, fades slowly out into the pale irony of the void.

  48. I think the country sees Trump as kind of a reset button. Americans don’t feel safe and secure. The false declarations from Barack about the wonderful state of the economy are transparent. People don’t feel secure financially. With the Iran deal, the refusal to call terrorism by it’s name, the race baiting, etc. etc., ad infinitum the country recognizes that Barack’s agenda has placed us at risk. Wouldn’t we all like to form a human chain around the world – holding hands and singing Kum Bia Ya . Unfortunately today’s world is not like Sesame St. where everyone gets along and no one shoots or bombs anyone or flies planes full of people into tall buildings.

    Maybe peace will break out one day in the world, and we’ll have a big ole love fest, but this process can’t be forced as Barack seeks to do. If you form alliances with people who hate you and who have clearly articulated their desire to kill you and all of your people – don’t be surprised when they put a bomb in your car.

    I think the support of Trump in this country is a clear indicator that people want the issues of safety and security first and foremost. Until people feel safe and secure, they can’t focus on other concerns.Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs teaches us this.

    Evidently, people think Trump is the anti-politician – less worried about party politics than about keeping the country safe, creating jobs, and strengthening America. Rather than seeking ways to get rid of him, both political parties should look at the response to him as a lesson on what the country wants, and what it will and will no longer tolerate.

  49. One of the things I like most about Trump is that he reacts quickly, without hesitation:

    Dust up with the border patrol union:

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused the union that represents Border Patrol agents of bullying its members to pull out of hosting a visit by him to the U.S.-Mexican border in Texas on Thursday.

    The developer and reality TV star said leaders of the National Border Patrol Council in Washington put pressure on its local representatives in Laredo to scrap their participation in the “boots on the ground” border trip.

    Trump caused an uproar with accusations last month that Mexico sends rapists and other criminals to emigrate to the United States. He has also promised to build a wall on the border and make Mexico pay for it.

    Local members of the Border Patrol union had been ready to accompany Trump, who has outraged Mexicans with incendiary comments about immigrants, but announced early on Thursday that they had abandoned the plan after discussions with union leaders.

    “They were totally silenced directly from superiors in Washington who do not want people to know how bad it is on the border — every bit as bad as Mr. Trump has been saying,” the candidate said in a statement.

    He said he would go ahead with the visit on Thursday “despite the great danger.” A spokesman for the union’s national office was not immediately available for comment.

    http://news.yahoo.com/trump-threatens-independent-presidential-run-gop-not-fair-140758367–sector.html?nf=1

  50. Not Friday yet, but this old song has a pretty good lesson.

    When you befriend a snake, expect to be bitten.

  51. Give credit where credit is due. Lindsey Graham says he’s running for President He’s at 0% in polls, so he’s availing himself of an easy opportunity to stay in the news. He’s doing the same thing as Trump.

  52. The Washington elites love the Iran deal

    The Republicans do too for the money

    But poor darlings, they have to pretend

    So they call in the cavalry

    John Boehner mounted backwards on a mule

    Ready shoot aim comes to order

    John vows he will do everything possible

    To fight the deal

    But the House has no role in ratifying treaties

    So what he is really saying is he will do nothing

    Which for him is par for the course.

  53. Give credit where credit is due. Lindsey Graham says he’s running for President He’s at 0% in polls, so he’s availing himself of an easy opportunity to stay in the news. He’s doing the same thing as Trump.
    ——
    I always try to give credit where credit is do.

    And I always try to not give credit where credit is not do.

    Lindsey is fast becoming the very thing he accused Trump of being

    Namely a jackass

    Correction: a masochistic jackass who is as funny as a rubber crutch in a polio ward.

  54. gonzotx
    July 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I posted this news on the last thread.

    The CA congress is made up of snakes, slackers and nitwits that love to give freebies to illegals. I have voted against them since I was 21 years old.

    The CA Sentate is pushing this, but not only will it probably not pass the full congress, but it will bring in the Federal Gov/Amnesty and ObamaHellCare…into focus and stir up a hornet’s nest across the US.

  55. Wowie! Just a minute ago Light in the loafers was excoriating the spinx Kerry for running to the UN and making congress the bad guy. The statement assumes that congress was not the bad guy to begin with. Until now they have been all too willing to cede absolute power to Obama as Professor Turley has noted, so much so that it threatens our entire system of government and augers for dictatorship. But that is not what light in the loafters has got his underpants twisted about. It is not the country that concerns him. It is the politics.
    Forgive me. But fuck him. And I mean that in the nicest way. He would appreciate rougher treatment so don’t lets give it to him.

  56. gonzotx
    July 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Donald needs to be very careful. Perfect time for a El chumpo interface…

    ——
    Trump is always talking and supporting the military and wounded warriors, I wouldn’t be surprised if many vets came to his rally to protect him.

    He also has enough $ to have his own security team. If anyone steps out of line and tries to pull a gun out, Trump will have proof that the borders need to be closed and taken seriously.

    That being said, I hope he stays safe.

  57. Shadowfax
    July 23, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    The CA congress is made up of snakes, slackers and nitwits that love to give freebies to illegals. (snip) The CA Sentate is pushing this, but not only will it probably not pass the full congress, but it will bring in the Federal Gov/Amnesty and ObamaHellCare…into focus and stir up a hornet’s nest across the US.
    ——-
    Here is the answer to this tragic riddle, from Professor Victor Davis Hanson who nails it like no other:

    Sanctuary cities are secessionist, and predicated on cowardice — and the odds. The elites that draft such laws assume, occasionally erroneously, that they and their own are probably immune from the consequences of their own ideology, given that their schools, their neighborhoods, and their transportation are more likely to be shielded from those who arrive illegally and without any federal audit of their backgrounds.

    They assume that the law can become negotiable because a rising ethnic political force, frozen in amber, will always supposedly vote along perceived ethnic lines and might reward them for their past nullification, an assumption that, if true for the present, is by no means assured for the future. The cost — legal, criminal, social — of illegal aliens so often falls inordinately upon the middle class Latino community, which is already beginning to resent open borders.

    Let us be honest: San Francisco’s legal nullification is not an act of racial blindness and fairness under the law, but one of political pandering, ethnic chauvinism and misplaced liberal narcissism.

  58. Trump got off the plane in Laredo and one of the elites media said he had a cap on that was promoting one of his businesses…lol..it said Let’s make America Great again!

  59. gonzotx
    July 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm

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    Good reporting.

    I wish I could see the event online.

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