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February 17, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Hillary Clinton Wants To Accomplish On Her Trip Overseas

10 Exchange U.S. dollars for currency that's worth something

9 Win respect defeating Japan's top-ranked sumo wrestler

8 Shift world's perception of America from "hated" to "extremely disliked"

7 Personally thank all of her illegal campaign donors

6 Three words: stylish Indonesian pantsuits

5 Visit burial site of revered Chinese military leader, General Tso

4 Get drunk with that Japanese finance minister guy

3 Convince China to switch from lead-tainted products to mercury-tainted products

2 Catch Chinese screening of Benjamin Button entitled "The Strange Adventures of Freaky Grandpa Baby"

1 Pick up carton of duty-free smokes for Obama

February 16, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Abraham lincoln Would Say If He Were Alive Today

10 "Sup?"

9 "I see Madonna's still a slut"

8 "Who's that handsome sumbitch on the five?"

7 "Is that free Grand Slam deal still going on at Denny's?"

6 "I just changed my Facebook status update to, Tthe 'ol rail splitter is chillaxing'"

5 "How do I get on 'Dancing with the Stars'?"

4 "Okay, Obama, you're from Illinois, too. We get it!"

3 "Hey Phelps, don't Bogart the weed!"

2 "What's the deal with Joaquin Phoenix?"

1 "A Broadway play? Uhhh, no thanks. I'm good."

January 28, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard at the Meeting Between Barack Obama and the Republicans

10 "I miss the Clinton administration when we'd meet at Hooters"

9 "Can we wrap this up? I've got tickets to the 4:30 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop"

8 "Smoke break!"

7 "You fellas really need to take it easy on the Old Spice"

6 "Mr. President: don't misunderestimate the Republicans"

5 "Another smoke break!"

4 "What was the deal with Aretha Franklin's hat?"

3 "About that tax the rich stuff -- you were joking, right?"

2 "Sir, it's refreshing to have a Chief Executive who speaks in complete sentences"

1 "Senator Craig's offering his stimulus package in the men's room"

January 27, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Ways Rod Blagojevich Can Improve His Image

10 Star in new television series, "America's Funniest Haircuts"

9 Quit politics and become a fat, lovable mall cop

8 Start pronouncing last name with Jerry Lewis-like "BLAGOOOYYYJEVICH"

7 Offer a senate seat with no money down, zero percent interest

6 Team up with John Malkovich and Erin Brockovich for hot Malkovich-Brockovich-Blagojevich sex tape

5 Change his name to Barod Obamavich

4 Safely land an Airbus on the Hudson River

3 I don't know...how about showing up for his impeachment trial?

2 Wear sexy dresses, high heels and say, "You Betcha!"

1 Uhhh...resign?

January 16, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Signs Obama's Getting Nervious

10 New slogan: "Yes we can... or maybe not, it's hard to say"

9 In moment of confusion, requested a $300 billion bailout from the bailout industry

8 He's up to not smoking three packs a day

7 Friends say he's looking frail, shaky and...no, that's McCain

6 He's so stressed, doctors say he's developing a Sanjay in his Gupta

5 Been walking around muttering, "What the hell have I gotten myself into?"

4 Offered Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, $100,000 to buy his old Senate seat back

3 Standing on White House roof screaming, "Save us, Superman!"

2 Sweating like Bill Clinton when Hillary comes home early

1 He demanded a recount

January 8, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Barack Obama Plans To Fix The Economy

10 Encourage tourists to throw spare change in the Grand Canyon

9 End our dependence on foreign owls

8 Sell New Mexico to Mexico

7 Put a little of that bailout money on the Ravens plus 3 at Tennessee. Come on! It's a mortal lock!

6 Rent out the moon for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs

5 Lotto our way out of this son-of-a-bitch

4 Appear on "Deal or No Deal" and hope to choose the right briefcase

3 Bail out the adult film industry -- not sure how it helps, but it can't hurt

2 Release O.J. from prison, have him steal America's money from China

1 Stop talkin' and start Obama-natin'!

January 7, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard At The Presidents' Lunch

10 "Sorry, you're not on the list, Mr. Gore"

9 "If Hillary calls, I've been here since Monday"

8 "Laura! More Mountain Dew!"

7 "You guys wanna see, 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop'?"

6 "Call the nurse -- George swallowed a napkin ring!"

5 "Hey Barack, wanna go with us to Cabo in March? Oh that's right, you have to work!"

4 "Kissey kissey"

3 "Obama? I think he's downstairs smoking a butt"

2 "Did you ever see a monkey sneezing?"

1 "I hope Clinton's unbuckling his belt because he's full"

Yes, Donald Trump Does Destroy The GOP – Because Obama Destroyed The Dems

The Republican Party has the greatest opportunity ever to become a majority party. The Republican Party establishment responds to the opportunity with fear and loathing.

Barack Obama is the one who has gifted the Republican Party with this great inheritance even as the Republican Party struggles mightily to reject the glorious gift.

What did Obama do? Barack Obama destroyed the once great Democratic Party of FDR/JFK/WJC. Obama expelled the White Working Class and senior citizens from the Democratic Party in favor of his situation comedy demographics “coalition of the ascendant.”

The Democratic Party’s loss is the Republican Party’s gain. Why? For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. That’s Newtonian physics. In politics the same rule applies.

The people Obama purged from his Obama Dimocrat Party found themselves politically homeless. Now Donald Trump either by design or sheer luck leads the politically homeless to the Republican Party and the old guard bears its teeth of brass and snarls.

The old guard of the Republican Party sees their grip on the party weakened even as the party grows in strength everywhere but at the presidential level. The Republican Party is strong locally and in states but nationally, before Trump, it was moribund.

Leaders such as John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, controlled and directed by forces that hate the conservative and evangelical base of the Party, led the Republican Party into a posture of lies and more lies. The Republican Party leadership lied to the Party base in much the same way the Obama Dimocrat Party lies to its base.

It’s not just the Republican and Obama Dimocrat Parties that are liars. The unions lie to their members about the negative impact of illegal immigration and legal immigration on workers’ salaries because the unions want more dues payers and political power. Women’s groups lie to their members for financial gain and for political power for the leaders – screw the women. Everywhere liars called “leaders” lie to the people who pay the bills and their salaries.

The lies told by the entire political class have sheepishly been accepted by a majority of the population. But then Donald Trump spoke up with his booming voice and it was almost like in a movie when the gulled victim wakes up and confronts the evildoers.

It’s an old story exemplified into cliche. It’s the “Emperor’s New Clothes” when all is fine until a little boy shatters the world by telling the obvious truth. That’s what Donald Trump has done. Trump told the truth and nothing will ever be the same ever again.

Remember when Chris Christie was considered a tough talking truth teller? Compared to the other bland candidates Christie stood out. But compared to Trump the once considered brash Christie is bland as beige knickers. The world changed.

Remember when Rand Paul was considered the most daring of the GOP candidates? Remember when Jeb Bush was considered the financial juggernaut? Remember when Cruz was considered the most conservative? Remember when Walker was considered the effective fighter? Remember when Rubio was considered the future? Remember when? It all changed.

When someone or something is so different, so new, the past itself is changed. The past is perceived differently. After Picasso, art was different. It was the Shock of the New. After Wagner, opera is different. After talkies, cinema is changed. After Einstein, science and our perception of reality is changed.

After Trump, all is changed. There will be a counter-revolution. After all after Lech and Solidarity the Polish government tried to put the workers back in chains, the horses back in the barn, the toothpaste in the tube. Eventually however, the Berlin Wall falls, the Soviet Empire of Evil crashes, and Lech and Solidarity are proven to be heralds of a new world.

After many failed starts, we might have seen the first feeble attempts to bring on the counter-revolution, the Restoration of the old guard. Jeb Bush has fired his first wheeze against Trump. Let the attack ads begin: New Jeb Bush ad hits Trump for being a fake conservative:



So who is the “fake conservative” and does anyone care? Jeb Bush dredged up past Donald Trump statements to attack front-runner Trump. Do the millions that never voted but now support Trump care? Do the millions of former Democrats who are now homeless care about what is or who is not a “fake conservative?”

And on illegal immigration and Common Core, who is the “fake conservative?” Is the “fake conservative” the one who protects American workers or is the “fake conservative” the one who does the biding of the Chamber of Commerce and their quest for a low wage society alongside trillions of taxpayer dollars for crony capitalists?

The world changed but Jeb Bush is like an old Bourbon king unable to accept the strange doings outside the palace. Jeb Bush is not alone. The yellow belly Erick Erickson of Red State bemoans the death of the Republican Party brought on by Donald Trump:

The beginning of the end of the Republican Party has started. On Friday, I told you the Republican Party is dying. Then, yesterday, Ross Douthat in the New York Times echoed my key point.

Mine was that the Republican leaders in Washington would see the decline of Donald Trump as proof that they need do nothing to change. [snip]

In short, the GOP has become so incestuous it continues to hemorrhage and will die. It cannot adapt because the key consultants it has shaping its future are wedding to the capital that comes from not changing.

It should be eye opening to the Republican leaders in Washinton that Ross Douthat and I have come to the same conclusion — they will not recognize the need to change and will therefore die.

Erickson is demented. His complaint is that the Republican Party will crush Trump then will refuse to do what is necessary which is to change from their present corporate crony claque. That Erickson believes that Trump is in decline is delusional. That Erickson does not see that Trump is the change Erickson clamors for is demented.

W. James Antle, III, is possibly worse than Erickson. For Antle, Trump is a David Duke engaged in “white identity politics.” If it was that simple, Trump could be race-baited out of existence with ease. That Trump still stands should clue Antle that his analysis is ineffective race-baiting.

Among the Trump haters and detractors few (perhaps only one) can challenge Ben Domenech as the prime Trump hater. Domenech predicts the death of the Republican Party because Domench requires a purity so pure that the very mention of Trump dilutes that purity. It’s a disjointed argument made more deranged because the purity that Domench demands can only be found among the Apostles now in triumph behind the Pearly Gates. Ben Domench does not understand that the purity he desires can never be a winning formula for a political party. But Domench wants purity, not Trump:

Donald Trump Hangs The Elephant
The argument against Donald Trump requires you to believe in the Republican Party as a vehicle for something different than the Democratic. People don’t. [snip]

The poll numbers from serious organizations are consistent, and they illustrate Trump’s staying power and the desire for an outsider candidate. But it is not just theater: as Matt Lewis notes this morning, contained within Trump’s enduring appeal are the seeds of a conservative crackup.

Trump’s support is solid despite the simple fact of his policy positions in favor of higher taxes, gun restrictions, single-payer, partial-birth abortion, and recent past as a Hillary-donating, Obama-voting Democrat. None of these things can hurt Trump, because none of them matter to his supporters, and because the chief argument against them requires you to believe in the Republican Party as a vehicle for something different than the Democratic – a fact that is no longer an item of belief for many voters.

When the talking points coming out of Mitch McConnell’s mouth are essentially identical to those coming out of the White House – an agenda divorced from the priorities of a significant portion of the electorate, of trade and reauthorizations and appropriations and device tax repeal and governing – why should they believe any different? Why should such a party continue to exist if it exists to serve the people who donate, not the people who vote? What use is such a party to the people? Why not dissolve it and create another?

[snip]

Frustrated GOP presidential candidates are responding to Trump’s rise by saying loudly: “He’s not a Republican!” And the people are responding: “So? WTF is that?” Republicans who say “Trump’s damaging the Republican brand” are saying it to a bunch of people who don’t care – and in fact, think America needs a candidate who really doesn’t care about the “Republican brand”, whatever that is.

Ross Douthat has more on this appeal, and Trump’s unique role as a traitor to his class, noting that where The Tea Party demanded essentially a return to the fiscal conservative roots of fusionist Republicanism, Trump offers a much bigger break with the past:

So far he’s running against the Republican establishment in a more profound way than the Tea Party, challenging not just deviations from official conservative principle but the entire post-Reagan conservative matrix. He can wax right wing on immigration one moment and promise to tax hedge fund managers the next. He’ll attack political correctness and then pledge to protect entitlements. He can sound like Pat Buchanan on trade and Bernie Sanders on health care. He regularly attacks the entire Iraq misadventure, in its Bush-era and Obama-era manifestations alike, in a way that neither mainstream Republicans nor Hillary Clinton can plausibly manage.

Christopher Caldwell’s piece notes the appeal of his economic message.

Trump is in the early stages of deploying a powerful and popular protectionist platform. He does not use the word “protectionism,” preferring to call it free trade managed by people who know how to negotiate deals. But his voice takes a vengeful tone when he describes his trade policy. He has promised to enlist some of the toughest negotiators in New York to lay down the law. [snip]

Byron York reports Trump is now about to go on the attack against Wall Street and carried interest as well as high earners generally to lower taxes for the middle classsomething that, to fiscal conservative Republicans’ consternation, typically polls quite well. [snip]

And the headlines here are in keeping with the idolatrous nature of such emotionally driven hero worship typically unfamiliar to the Republican experience: “First-time voter, 92, gets to meet her savior: Donald Trump.”

Domenech’s hatred of Trump does not permit him to understand what is happening. Domench does not consider that perhaps the characterization of Trump’s positions are flawed. Domenech is unable to attribute anything to Trump and his supporters other than some form of vile idolatry of the sort we all witnessed in 2008 with Obama and his Hopium Guzzlers.

What Domenech does not consider is that the Republican Party has failed to put forth a program of governing that takes into consideration the modern world. Other than the same failed bromides about lower taxes and less spending the Republican Party has had little to offer which deals with reality. Then when Republicans gain office they raise taxes and increase spending.

Donald Trump has great success this election season because he is living in the real world not the crazed world of the Domenechs. We all can see that Obama’s “stimulus” of 2009 was a massive giveaway to corrupt state governments and ossified institutions. Obama’s “green” initiatives have been nothing less than crony capitalism for the Birkenstock class.

The Obama economic policy has been trillions for the super-rich and sustenance handouts to the unwashed masses. It is not class warfare to declare, as Trump does, that Obama’s policies have helped the well off and oppressed the middle and working classes.

Trump however is more than just the herald of the death of the Republican Party. Trump also brings about the redefinition of what a conservative is. Trump also brings about the redefinition of what a liberal is.

Why should a middle class conservative support the low wage policies of the Chamber of Commerce? Why should a working class conservative fight to protect the tax deduction privileges of those super-wealthy who live off a corrupt political system and have as their goal a low wage society? Why should a liberal support a low wage society which hurts the poor and the middle class via illegal immigration amnesty? Why should a liberal tolerate the totalitarian state speech codes that silence free speech?

Donald Trump represents more than the stilted portrait painted by the Domenechs and Ericksons. Donald Trump himself understands what he has lucked into. Donald Trump has evolved into a movement:

Donald Trump: ‘This is a movement’

The billionaire real estate mogul uses a Nashville speech to emphasize his campaign is about more than him. [snip]

“I don’t want it to be about me. This is about common sense. It’s about doing the right thing.” [snip]

Beyond the bragging, Trump’s appearance represented something more tangible: evidence of a campaign that has grown more tactically serious as it wears on. [snip]

Trump used it as an opportunity to again emphasize the importance of his supporters. He attributed his continued lead in Republican primary polls to the intelligence of his supporters.

“The reason is people in this country are smart. They don’t believe a lot of what they see in the media.”

For Michael Gerson, Trump’s talk of a movement is Orwellian. Gerson prefers to race-bait Trump and his supporters instead of grasping the moment. For Gerson and his establishment ilk the future is the past and Trump is not someone they have associated with in that past.
The analyst Michael Barone sees things more like we do:

Here I’ll look at another, the possibility that the partisan dividing lines that have endured with little change for two decades might suddenly shift and change.

This has happened before. History teaches two lessons pointing in opposite directions: Partisan divisions can stay the same for a long time. And they can change suddenly and without much warning. [snip]

For 2016, Hillary Clinton is trying to reassemble the Obama majority. Republican strategists are hoping to pluck enough 2012 target states to win. But events so far— Clinton’s slide, the Trump phenomenon—may destabilize what have been enduring partisan preferences. And who knows what turbulence lies ahead?

Just about every election watcher (including me) has assumed that a new partisan alignment is an impossible thing. History tells us it is — until it isn’t.

That impossible thing might just happen in 2016. The politically homeless might find a home with Trump. We’ll let Doug Schoen sum it up:

What Hillary Needs to Beat Biden and Bernie
Okay, she’s moved left. But to regain traction, Clinton must connect with voters in the middle on growth, foreign policy, and health care.

Brooklyn, we have a problem.

Hillary is catering to the left. Trump caters to the middle. The GOP establishment is flummoxed as to how Trump will win.

125 comments to Yes, Donald Trump Does Destroy The GOP – Because Obama Destroyed The Dems

  • Tony Stark

    So who’s the real Obama candidate?

  • Lu4PUMA

    Trump told the truth and nothing will ever be the same ever again.

    Thank God.

  • Betty

    Wow! You cured me tunnel vision. I guess something in me sort of knew something was happening, but it took reading your post to see it clearly. And all I can say is Thank God.

  • TheRock

    Spot on, Admin.

    Hillary 2016?

  • S

    …one other Trump critic that cannot see that he, along with the decaying and corrupt republican establishment, are truly what the voters are rebelling against is…Rick Wilson…such a vile person who is so confident in his virulent attacks on Donald Trump…

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

    regardless of the denial of those in the republican establishment that wallow in delusion…

    what is happening now is more and more people are uttering the previously inconceivable and unheard of…

    …and that is that Donald Trump is attracting many, many Democrats as supporters…supporters who join the republican grassroots and base and will translate into votes for The Donald…

  • Southern Born

    Excellent article, Administrator.

  • O-blivion

    Latest Morning Consult poll figures for the national GOP contest.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3331957/posts

    Trump……37%
    Carson…..09%
    Bush…….09%
    Rubio……06%
    Huckabee…06%
    Walker…..05%
    Cruz…….04%
    .
    .
    So much for the Cruz surge. Or the Jeb! surge, for that matter.

    Let’s put Carly in the debate! Let’s run Romney again! Let’s try to use Carson against Trump!

    The Establishment is running out of options. They are also running out of time. We’ve got about 6 months until the first primary and caucus states. There is no savior for them. There is no real anti-Trump and none is on the horizon.

    The clock is ticking on the GOPe. As Admin says, it looks like the old Repbulican Party is on the way out. And we appear headed for a post-GOPe era as opposed to a post-Trump one.

  • admin

    http://theweek.com/articles/574598/donald-trump-isnt-republican-traitor-hes-giving-primary-voters-exactly-what-want

    As panic sets in among Republicans at the prospect of Donald Trump either winning the GOP nomination, dividing the right by bolting the party to run as an independent, or merely trashing the rest of the field without restraint for the next six months before imploding, a narrative is taking hold among conservatives that’s equal parts self-protective and self-pitying. Trump, in this telling, isn’t really a Republican at all. He’s some extra-partisan saboteur who’s looking to blow up the GOP for his own purposes.

    It’s true that Trump’s issue matrix (very far right on immigration, more centrist or pragmatic on entitlements and taxes, hawkish on foreign policy while denouncing the Iraq debacle without hedging) is not one that’s typically embraced by Republican presidential contenders. Yet conservatives are being too easy on themselves when they treat Trump as some force of nature that came out of nowhere or an anti-Republican conspiracy hatched in cahoots with the Clintons.

    Trump may not precisely endorse the constellation of policies favored by either the GOP establishment or its reformist wing. But he’s not an ideological apostate arbitrarily endorsing idiosyncratic positions with no plausible connection to the conservative movement. On the contrary, he’s pushing a program that amounts to a distinctively Republican heresy.

    Let’s start with immigration. It’s easy for members of the Republican establishment to see Trump’s position as anathema on this issue because they tend to oppose immigration restrictions — because they’re cosmopolitan elites, because they think the party desperately needs Hispanic votes to remain competitive, and because they’re beholden to a donor class that overwhelmingly favors allowing low-wage workers into the country.

    But a party is nothing without voters, and the GOP’s overwhelmingly white and disproportionately rural voters — the actual foot soldiers of the party — take a polar opposite view on the issue. It was their revolt that sank immigration reform after the 2012 election, and it’s their support that is buoying Trump’s campaign. The establishment might not like it, but the fact is that Trump is never more in line with Republican voters than when he rails against undocumented immigrants and their ”anchor babies.”

    The Donald rises Trump is exploiting another tension between the GOP elite and the grassroots on issues of tax cuts and government spending on entitlements. The Republican establishment is relatively consistent in its hostility to big government, preferring to cut taxes along with spending, with the latter ideally accomplished by such reforms as partial privatization of Social Security and the transformation of Medicaid into a program that hands out block grants.

    The Republican base is far less consistent. It wants to cut taxes, and it likes speeches that rail against government spending. But when it comes to making real-world spending cuts, GOP voters (who tend to be older than Democrats and therefore more dependent on government programs that aid the elderly) agree with the person who famously (and absurdly) declared, ”Keep your government hands off my Medicare!” The grassroots want a free lunch, in other words, which is one important reason why the federal budget deficit has soared under every Republican president since Ronald Reagan.

    Add in a growing willingness on the right to see the rich pay more in taxes, and Trump’s seemingly off-sides positioning begins to make sense in Republican terms. Yes, the mix of support for tax cuts and hikes, spending cuts and entitlement protections that one finds in the GOP base is contradictory, even incoherent. But it’s where conservative voters are, and Trump is the one candidate promising to give them exactly what they want.

    Then there’s Trump’s blustery approach to foreign policy and trade relations: [snip] Trump is merely proving to be marginally more convincing than his rivals on this score because he’s been cultivating an omniconfident image in the public eye for decades.

    Finally, we have Trump’s campaign slogan: ”Make America Great Again!” [snip]

    Trump’s only modest innovation is to add the word ”again,” which grows out of the discontent with Barack Obama that’s laced through every speech Ted Cruz has ever given. Turn on right-wing talk radio any day of the year and you’ll hear hosts railing against American decline, which (as Charles Krauthammer put it during Obama’s first term) is a deliberate ”choice” that the current president is actively, even enthusiastically, pursuing. The amazing thing is that no one else thought to grab (and trademark) this GOP cliché for a campaign slogan before now.

    Donald Trump might scramble the pieces of the Republican coalition and emphasize different policies than the party’s leadership would prefer, but he’s not a traitor to the GOP. He’s a heretic — one whose heterodoxy comes from deep inside the Republican fold.

  • lorac

    Great article.

    I especially liked this:

    When someone or something is so different, so new, the past itself is changed. The past is perceived differently.

  • admin

    O-blivion, you are exactly right that Cruz, Carly, Romney, Carson, are all pawns sent out to try to knock out Trump. None of these candidates could ever withstand the assault that would come against them if Trump was knocked out. None have the resources, nor the agenda setting abilities of Trump.

    But it is fun to watch as the GOP and Big Media establishments, under the guise of fairness, props up one political corpse after another to enlist in the tournament against Trump. Romney? That was the funniest of all. Bloomberg? How many Republicans would vote for him? He barely won his third term in NYC.

    We can only hope for more entertaining “candidates” to spout from the vegetable garden. Soon they will ask Nancy Reagan to get in the race.

  • S

    Don Lemon had Donald on for over half of his full hour last night on CNN…

    and it is amazing how many times Donald had to correct even Don who is seemingly partial and respectful to Donald…Donald had to repeatedly correct and explain not only what he has actually said but also what he means by what he is saying

    he really had to school Don who admitted he did not even understand what Donald had meant regarding some topics

    for example, Donald’s plan on taxes, and what it means when businesses leave the USA and convert to other countries, etc, etc, etc

    even people that are partial to Donald fall into talking points of critics and misrepresent what Donald is actually saying and proposing…they do not understand the distinctions of what he is saying and make superficial generalizations…and of course, there are those that intentionally misrepresent what he is saying (enter Mr. Crude himself, Rick Wilson)

    what I find really laughable it when I hear people like Jeb Bush or Lindsey Graham critcizing Donald or going on and on about how what DT is saying will not work or is wrong…all we get from them is can’t, won’t work, bla, bla, bla…and they sound so out of date and tired…

    then you get DT so full of energy…funny, engaged and full of interesting and sensible ideas that appeal to a wide spectrum of people across all party lines…why wouldn’t people gravitate towards him…he is a doer…and full of life…everyone else seems asleep at the wheel…

  • alcina

    the Obama-McConnell-Boner-Media coalition was able to stop the tea-party with dirty tricks, but nothing will stop this movement. we’re witnessing a real revolution.

  • alcina

    admin – “Jeb Bush has fired his first wheeze against Trump”

    too funny!

  • gonzotx

    That article from “The Week”…Admin, should be renamed “The Weak”

    BS, condescending. .
    The hair on my neck always rises when they speak to SS as an entitlement. ..
    Yes, it is, one the Government felt entitled to take biweekly from my check for neatly 40 years and counting..

  • Norma Desmond

    Great post Admin!

    If you ask me (and you didn’t! LOL!) What I am beginning to see about Trump is that he is RE-FORMING the JFK-type version of the Democratic Party. Strong on national security, fiscal policy, etc., while at the same time promoting the concept that those who need REAL help will get it.

    The current Obama Dimocrats have taken decades to turn into weak-willed politically-correct (to the point of fascist) REAL “isolationists” populated by pajama-boy elitists and hashtag activists. And as you (and Sidney Blumenthal) pointed out, the “republicans” are liars, drunkards and have spines of jelly, only able to sit on the bar stools at the CoC country clubs and drool over their over-lords campaign contributions all the while giving the finger to their voters.

    The populace has awaken. I hope. Many many see there is no VOICE in either party anymore. We used to have all types in the old Dem party, but we ALL wanted a secure nation, a RISING “middle-class” and freedom from regulations that stilted independence. We WANTED to go to the moon, beat the Soviets, expand industry and have a two-car garage. I think Trump has tapped into THAT America and is blowing the doors off the both CURRENT parties.

  • Mormaer

    admin
    September 2, 2015 at 1:15 am

    “Trump’s only modest innovation is to add the word ”again,” which grows out of the discontent with Barack Obama that’s laced through every speech Ted Cruz has ever given.”

    AGAIN is a very astute, succinct and damning attack against BOTH parties as a foundational rationale for running. And it has happened within the memory of most voters. It is not some distant historical memory which makes it even more powerful. “What happened to us?” is the visceral gut reaction. I do not think it is a “modest innovation” but a call to a paradigm shift or the publicly observable evidence of a preference cascade that took form last summer during the invasion of the hordes. It is scaring the elites and professional Republicans because they thought they had shouted and shamed it down. I don’t think the Dems have even thought about it yet.

  • totally disgusted

    This is a brilliant post. Thank you for the analysis.

    I was cheered by this post because I have seen in recent days that both CNN and FOX are more noticeably anti Trump, not giving him the time on air that they had been Both stations have been giving more air time to candidates they want to push to the forefront.
    The manipulations are so clear that I have pretty much turned off both stations. I rely mostly on Hillary-is-44 for broad based news.

    As I work at home I can have the TV on all day in the background. Since 9/ 11 I like to have the news on and know what’s going on. Sad that there isn’t a news station to listen to….only propaganda.
    Admin, you did not mention the Iowa poll that has Carson tied with Trump. What do you make of that? Do you think that all the anti Trump propaganda is having an effect?

    If Trump wins the nomination, I will have to change my moniker on this site from Totally disgusted to Ever Hopeful.

    I am intending to register as a Repug for the first time in my life just to vote for Donald in the primary. Unfortunately, in NY state you must be registered in that party in order to vote in a primary and you can’t change it for a year.

  • yheitman

    Admin my husband wants to know how you pull the thoughts out of his head and post them here LOL. He says your writing is outstanding and so prescient!

  • freespirit

    Another great article, Admin

    Regardless of the outcome of this election, Trump has exposed and weakened MSM, and struck a blow against the incestuous, party-centric political establishment.

    For that, he deserves some kind of major award.

  • freespirit

    Recently, I have begun to try to listen to conservative talk radio more frequently just to see how they are spinning Trump’s success. This has been no easy task, given the Hillary-hate that spews from the mics of the demented.

    My impression is that Limbaugh is one of the few who tried to handle Trump’s success with some degree of intelligence. He at least pretend he can tolerate Trump.

    Hannity, like the dolt he is, cannot adapt. Trump’s movement has over-shadowed the Tea Party, and Hannity doesn’t know how to respond. After all, Hannity has invested quite a bit of time and energy in crafting an image of himself and the Tea Party as the anti-establishment Republicans. Then along comes Trump, the real anti-establishment candidate. It’s clear that many voters identify with Trump’s philosophy in a way that they never did with the Tea Party. Hannity and other unimaginative, self-serving, egotistic conservative talking heads of his ilk, don’t know what else to do but attack Donald. In so doing, they attack his supporters – which is bound to negatively impact audience size.

  • Tony Stark

    freespirit
    September 2, 2015 at 10:28 am
    ——————————————————

    Hannity is also under orders from Roger Ailes to try to take the Donald down a few notches.

  • Tony Stark

    As Admin wrote in a previous post:

    This morning on Fox and Friends, a program Donald Trump used to appear on every week, the hosts of the show appeared to be North Korea war prisoners forced to read confessions. The show aired and read a statement, word for word, from Fox News chief Roger Ailes.

  • America needs a candidate who really doesn’t care about the “Republican brand”, whatever that is.
    =__________________________Applause Applause!!!!! 😀

  • We the people have looked for a real leader for a long time.
    We may just have one in The Donald. 🙂

  • from the comments.
    LOL. I like the RINOs label on one of the wings.

  • blowme0bama

    Yes, Admin has nailed the situation, completely. The GOPe is wasting its money feeding its consultants. They refuse to accept the gig is over.

  • dot48

    Horse face lying again .. “this deal is forever”

    John Kerry is the dark horse “savior” candidate spoken of by Admin

    The baseline of centrifuges was never even verified

  • jbstonesfan

    Looks like they won’t even get to vote on Iran deal as I am confident the remaining dems will cave. Again, as a Jew, I apologize for our spineless Jewish representatives in Congress who put party ahead of national security and have ensured Iran will threaten not only Israel, but the world when it obtains nuclear weapons.

  • admin

    Via Conservative Treehouse what Rush Limbaugh is saying about the takedown strategy of the GOP establishment against Trump:

    “[…] They’re turning to Mitt Romney. Now, what does that tell you? It’s more than what’s obvious to you. It tells you that as far as the Republican Party officialdom, the RNC, the establishment, whatever you want to call them, those candidates are up there not to really win. They’re up there to split the anti-Bush vote.

    They’re up there to soak up all of the money Bush doesn’t get, and then they are there to drop out eventually when they don’t do well, when they can’t raise enough money because all of it goes to Jeb because that’s the original strategy. Bush is gonna soak up all the money, making it impossible for the others to run.

    This was the strategy before Trump got in. And the Republican establishment actually hoped for and wanted a lot of candidates. For example, I think Lindsey Graham announcing was strictly Republican Party tactics. Lindsey Graham knows he’s not gonna be elected. Lindsey Graham knows he’s not gonna be nominated. But in South Carolina he could do something. He could help siphon some money away from Bush.

    See, the point is you’ve got Bush, the establishment guy, and you’ve got some junior establishment guys up there. The junior establishment guys are all there to protect Jeb by taking money and votes away from the others who are not part of this, the Carsons, the Scott Walkers

    Trump blew it all up.

  • blowme0bama

    jbstonesfan

    September 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Looks like they won’t even get to vote on Iran deal as I am confident the remaining dems will cave. Again, as a Jew, I apologize for our spineless Jewish representatives in Congress who put party ahead of national security and have ensured Iran will threaten not only Israel, but the world when it obtains nuclear weapons.
    ______________________________________________________________

    JB, I realize this is the unanswerable question asked a million times, but WHY do American Jews vote for radical leftists? It is SO against their interest. Related – why do Jews, as a whole mind you, dislike Christians? We LOVE the Jewish people and Israel. It is just so, so strange why they embrace those who would destroy them and spurn those who want to protect them.

  • blowme0bama

    P.S., it should be obvious that Christians will never stop loving the Jewish people, regardless as to whether it is ever reciprocated.

  • admin

    The GOP establishment used to hammer conservatives who attacked their support of Obama policies by suggesting the conservatives stop sticking to principles and to be more practical. Now that conservatives are willing to listen to someone they don’t agree with 100% on purity tests the GOP establishment is angry the conservatives don’t stick to principles. Charles Cooke continues to fume against Trump:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/423397/donald-trump-supporters-discarded-conservative-principles

    Trump Has Succeeded in Convincing Conservatives to Discard their Principles Overnight

    Since he jumped self-confidently into the political limelight, Donald Trump has been quite the upside-down man. Customarily, primary seasons permit each party’s voters to indulge in a rational process of elimination: First, they discover which candidate most closely agrees with them on policy, and then they ask themselves whether that person is capable of representing their ideas in public. This time around, however, this process has been disastrously inverted, a solid portion of the Republican party’s balloters having decided first who they want to speak on their behalf, and then, as if t’were a mere afterthought, wondered what he might end up saying. That their pick lacks any sort of conservative message at all does not seem to have mattered in the slightest. “We want that guy,” a host of voters have determined. “Whatever he believes, he says it so well.”

    If you have in the last few years become vexed and frustrated by the Republican base’s penchant for political purity, you should perhaps be breathing a little easier. A handful of months ago many of those who now make up Trump’s rank-and-file were ideological perfectionists who hated the GOP’s leadership, believed to their souls that the country was becoming a socialist hell-hole, and insisted vehemently that they had sat out the 2012 election because Mitt Romney was such a terrible squish. Today, by dint of some dark and unholy magic, these wannabe purists have hitched their wagons to Donald Trump, the greatest shape-shifter of them all. [snip]

    “For years,” the New York Times observed drily yesterday, “Republicans have run for office on promises of cutting taxes and bolstering business to stimulate economic growth. . . . But this election cycle, the Republican presidential candidate who currently leads in most polls is taking a different approach, and it is jangling the nerves of some of the party’s most traditional supporters.” [snip]

    In recent weeks, the Times reports, “Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on American companies that put their factories in other countries,” and vowed too to “increase taxes on the compensation of hedge fund managers.” Elsewhere, he has brazenly channeled Elizabeth Warren in tone — “didn’t build this country”; “fair share”; “got lucky” — and promised increases in government spending that are demonstrably unsustainable. Alas, he has suffered scant pushback for his heresy. Honesty requires us to acknowledge that had President Obama endorsed exactly the same policies and rhetoric, the reaction from the Trumpkins would have been little short of nuclear. Where are those fawning Paul Ryan memes and indignant Founding Fathers’ quotes now, chaps?

    Darn that Trump, with his “tone”. GOP establishment says “The people are revolting.”

  • blowme0bama

    GOP establishment says “The people are revolting.”
    ________________________________________________________
    Well, they got one thing right.

  • admin

    Kathleen Parker wants an anti-Trump war by “conservatives”:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/forget-the-love-and-just-get-tough-on-the-don-don/2015/09/01/e3b057ec-50e5-11e5-933e-7d06c647a395_story.html

    The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception?

    He’s by no definition a conservative, and yet he continues to plow ahead of all but the other least likely presidential nominee, Ben Carson, who has tied Trump in Iowa. Straight talk? Old hat. Tall and commanding? So is LeBron, let’s elect him. Smart and accomplished? Born lucky and benefited from bankruptcy.

    Reporters have turned over leaves and pebbles in search of clues, even recently interviewing faculty at Trump’s alma mater, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While demurring on Trump’s politics, professors commended his marketing skillsshort sentences, simple ideas, control of the conversation and, therefore, the media.

    Marketing, after all, is a system of deceptions organized around a product or idea, in this case Trump to conservatives who either aren’t really conservative or are willingly seduced because, oh, it just feels so good to hear one’s innermost thoughts expressed so virulently. [snip]

    A recent Trump campaign video challenging Bush’s immigration comment that people come here illegally as an “act of love” (to find work to support their families) features three grisly hombres in the United States illegally who have been charged with murder. One has been convicted.

    “Love?” the text reads. “Forget love. It’s time to get tough!” [snip]

    Trump knows he has the world over a barrel. His opponents fear him because he gave them money. His party fears him because he might run as an Independent. We should all fear a presidential candidate who perfumes the air with red meat and is prepared to collect on his debts.

    It’s time for Trump’s fellow candidates to forget love — and get tough.

  • admin

    JBStonesFan, Obama Dimocrats made the vote about Obama worship and they screwed Israel and America. But let’s also give a full measure of blame to the GOP “true conservatives” in Congress who voted for the failure theater proposal, the Corker Amendment.

    The Corker Amendment turned the 2/3rds vote in both chambers under the treaty requirement of the Constitution to be subverted. The Corker Amendment turned the 2/3rds vote requirement upside down so that opponents of the treaty had to get 2/3rds of the votes in order to oppose the Iran deal instead of the Constitution’s requirement that the proponents of the Iran giveaway get 2/3rds to pass this Obamination.

    And “true conservatives” wonder why Trump is doing well.

  • admin

    What’s Hillary Clinton up to on Labor Day?

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/biden-to-join-labor-boss-at-labor-day-event/article/2571238

    Vice President Joe Biden will be appearing at a Labor Day event Monday with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the union leader said Monday.

    The announcement follows a private meeting last week between the vice president and leader of the 12-million member labor federation, indicating that Biden is making a serious pitch for labor’s support should he run in the 2016 presidential election.

    “I’m going to Pittsburgh and he’s going to Pittsburgh and I’m going to walk with the vice president of the United States,” Trumka told the Boston Globe Tuesday.

    At a press conference hosted by the Christian Science Monitor the same day, Trumka praised Biden as a “good friend and a great champion of working people.”

    Hillary will be in Iowa attending events such as the one at “Uncle Nancy’s Coffee”.

  • wbboei

    Admin: your is an elegant sustained argument which has proven to be both prescient and true.

    I got an email this morning which lays bare how the political class is creating a new aristocracy for themselves off of our nickel.

    Read, heed and forward.. This will only take 1 minute to read !

    28th Amendment, 35 States and Counting

    It will take you less than a minute to read this. If you agree, please pass it on. It’s an idea whose time has come to deal with this self serving situation:

    Children of Congress members do not have to pay back their college student loans.

    Staffers of Congress family members are also exempt from having to payback student loans.

    Members of Congress can retire at full pay after only one term.

    Members of Congress have exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, under which ordinary citizens must live.

    For example, they are exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment.

    And as the latest example, they have exempted themselves from Healthcare Reform, in all of its aspects.

    We must not tolerate an elite class of such people, elected as public servants and then putting themselves above the law.

    I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent, or whatever. The self-serving must stop.

    Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon their states. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.

    IF???

    Each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days most people in The United States of America will have the message.

    Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States

    Constitution:

    “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the Citizens of the United States …”

  • admin

    A terrible deal with Iran!

    A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

  • wbboei

    admin
    September 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm
    JBStonesFan, Obama Dimocrats made the vote about Obama worship and they screwed Israel and America. But let’s also give a full measure of blame to the GOP “true conservatives” in Congress who voted for the failure theater proposal, the Corker Amendment.

    The Corker Amendment turned the 2/3rds vote in both chambers under the treaty requirement of the Constitution to be subverted. The Corker Amendment turned the 2/3rds vote requirement upside down so that opponents of the treaty had to get 2/3rds of the votes in order to oppose the Iran deal instead of the Constitution’s requirement that the proponents of the Iran giveaway get 2/3rds to pass this Obamination.

    And “true conservatives” wonder why Trump is doing well.
    ———
    A picture of a diminutive Bob Corker plumb bobbing a putt with the scarecrow Obama standing next to him looking every bit the part of what used to be known in golf land as a “chop” tells it all, if you care to examine the picture at the bottom of the link. I have it on good authority that the cameraman asked Corker to just this once remove the diamond stick pin because it might shine so brightly that it would ruin the picture, and for once he complied. No wonder that little whinny bastard floats around Washington cursing Ted Cruz and calling him a terrorist. Streiff has this piece on Corker, who I was on to even before Steiff was. BUT THE ONE BIG THING NOBODY BUT ME SEEMS TO REALIZE IS THAT BY SIGNING ON THIS DEAL WHICH LEAVES AN INTERNATIONAL BODY FREE TO DETERMINE COMPLIANCE, AND THAT INTERNATIONAL BODY IN TURN LEAVES IRAN IN A POSITION TO TELL THE INTERNATIONAL BODY THAT IT THAT IT IS COMPLYING, WE HAVE SURRENDER OUR OWN SECURITY TO AN INTERNATIONAL BODY. But getting back to Coker, hear now what Streiff has to say about that miserable son of a bitch:

    This outcome was baked in from the moment Corker became involved. Even we rubes out here in das ausland could see that there was no way at least 34 Democrat senators would not toe the line and vote with Obama on this deal, consequences be damned. The next step in the process will be a democrat filibuster so Obama never has to veto the resolution and can claim that it was foiled by a partisan GOP-run Congress.

    NONE OF THIS HAD TO HAPPEN.

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% could have insisted that it either be brought before the Senate like a treaty or Obama had to go it alone.

    Corker and McConnell could have written the law so that it could not be filibustered.

    Instead of making approval automatic without Congressional action. Corker could have required the Congress vote on either a resolution of approval or disapproval. The optics of this bill being submitted as a resolution of approval and getting about 30 votes in the Senate would be horrific.

    Instead of voting on the bill at all (and there is really no need to), Corker could decide to hold extensive hearings on the side agreements and verification process to expose the fraudulent nature of the deal.

    But he won’t because he is as invested in the process as any low level bureaucrat. He doesn’t care about the outcome, or the damage to our strategic position, or even the millions of dead from the wars this agreement will breed. He only cares that his cute little bill got bipartisan support.

    But here we are. As pre-ordained. As foretold by the sages. We have #FAIL oozing out our wazoo

    NOW LOOK AT THE FUCKING PICTURE: http://www.redstate.com/2015/09/02/bob-corker-senbobcorker-triumphant/

  • S

    A recent Trump campaign video challenging Bush’s immigration comment that people come here illegally as an “act of love” (to find work to support their families) features three grisly hombres in the United States illegally who have been charged with murder. One has been convicted.

    “Love?” the text reads. “Forget love. It’s time to get tough!” [snip]

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

    this is a great example of the ‘elite establishment’ not getting it…they yell and scream that Donald is so bad and sinks so low…how ‘Willie Horton’ of him…

    …they ignore the damage being done to those inconsequential American people who pay for all the ‘conservatism’ the establishment wants to keep sacred…

    what the elites don’t get is this is what the public wants said loud and clear…that Donald is the their voice to express their anger at all the things the ‘not so stupid public’ has known and suspected but the media and their leaders tell them they are wrong (and they should be ashamed) and try to convince them not to believe what they see…

    we don’t want ‘their established conservative ways anymore’…it’s a new day…

    Donald has pulled the bandage off…all secrets are fair game…and DT is on the people’s side against the lying, secretive, corrupted, manipulating powers at large…

    the gig is up…

    Donald is much more than a breath of fresh air…he is a whirlwind…a hurricane…and for some he will blow their houses down…

  • S

    poor Jeb…he tries…he is trying…but he is no match for The Donald…

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/02/exclusive-donald-trump-fires-back-at-jeb-bush-he-should-lead-by-speaking-english-while-in-the-united-states/

    snip

    “I like Jeb,” Trump said. “He’s a nice man. But he should really set the example by speaking English while in the United States.”

    and then Trump turns to the young guy…Rubio…“Jeb’s plebe.”

  • wbboei

    The Iran deal is another chapter what the Republican Party has become–which is not a legitimate opponent to Obama’s abuse of power, but what the used to call in boxing circles a “ham and egger” meaning that his role in the ring was to take the fall in the fifth of sixth round to make the other fighter look good, and to make money for the bookies. And, lest anyone think this was a random sort of thing, be advised that is it the same count the votes strategy we seek from McConnell after his solemn assurances to voters that he would fight the good fight, and defeat Obamacare, etc.

    The Republican party is irrelevant for one reason and one reason alone. The voters have given them their support and they have betrayed the voters. The take away is: the Republican Party is not a legitimate representative of the people. They will betray the people if it benefits themselves or their donors, not once, but every fucking time. Therefore voting for the Republican Party meets the definition of insanity, bequeathed to us by Einstein, who was almost as smart as Obama:

    DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND OVER, EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT.

    Therefore, it is really no mystery why voters are abandoning the Republican Party establishment in droves, and paradoxically, the absurd arguments they conjure up to attack him, merely dig for them a deeper hole. The Republican base is pretty principled whereas the Democrat base only concern is what is in it for me. They will tolerate a party that bribes people with their own money, but the Republican base will not, because they are smart enough to know that practice will destroy our nation, as it is now doing.

  • wbboei

    Gringo the lilacs so sparking with dew
    We’re looney for Jeb Bush the nation we rue
    We love the cheap labor, the rubes we love too
    We’ll change those white lilacs to black brown and blue

  • wbboei

    Why were some of us here so keen on the idea of Hillary separating herself from Obama, rather than sticking to him like glue, here is your answer. Now, it is too late. The die has been cast.
    ——

    The Populist Revolt

    By DICK MORRIS

    Published on TheHill.com on September 1, 2015

    How did a populist uprising create such enthusiasm and support for both Donald Trump, the glitzy billionaire, and Bernie Sanders, the self-effacing socialist senator — two polar-opposite insurgent candidates?

    There’s a bipartisan revolt going on. The rank and file of both parties have said a resounding no to dynastic dinosaurs Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, the quintessential Washington insiders who promote the status quo and don’t get the revolution that is happening right in front of them. The trend for Clinton and Bush is straight down, because the voters are sick and tired of the insiders who play by their own rules and benefit from them.

    Voters are desperate. Right now, only Trump and Sanders give them any hope that this country can be turned around. There’s a consensus among activists in both parties that the unique and cherished character of America is rapidly changing and that the presidential election of 2016 may be the last chance to rescue it. While Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump likely disagree about almost everything, they are tapping into the same font of populist anger swelling in both parties.

    Underscoring their rapid gains is the massive popular discontent with the two dynastic choices who were in the process of being crowned for the 2016 election. The Houses of Clinton and Bush were locked, in the words of Time magazine, in a “game of thrones.”

    As America sank into misery with a seemingly endless economic malaise, huge deficits, major job losses, glaring and rising income inequality, and a federal government whose growth knows no bounds, the dynastic remedies fell short — and we looked elsewhere.

    Clinton’s email scandal and the growing consensus that she is a liar who cannot be trusted eroded her Democratic support rapidly. Bush’s weakness, his failure to stand out in the field, and his reliance on money and mechanics to win failed to inspire Republican voters.

    Besides, Bernie and the Donald have a lot in common. They tell the truth, a contrast with Hillary. And they take strong positions on issues, a contrast with Bush.

    Trump resides in the no-man’s land between what is politically correct and what we all know is true. We all know that illegal immigrants are committing a high proportion of our crime. But it took Trump to say it. Voters have long realized that China has outfoxed and out-negotiated us, stealing our jobs and pilfering our industrial innovations. Trump tells it like it is.

    Sanders insists on going beyond the leftovers and table droppings of the Great Society and wants to move beyond into a new realm of liberal action. He not only wants to reform taxes, he wants to raise them. He refuses to cut Social Security and wants to expand it to cover those under 65 who are losing their jobs.

    Even as Sanders closes in on Clinton and Trump lengthens his lead over Bush, the professionals discount their gains. They wait for Trump to self-destruct and for Sanders to marginalize himself.

    But Trump is as sure-footed in public as any political candidate has ever been. He’s a bit like Ronald Reagan, whose experience speaking for General Electric likewise equipped him to advocate the unconventional and make it stick.

    And Trump, a New Yorker, is at home with racial, gender and ethnic diversity. He knows the line between the unconventional and the bigoted and won’t cross it. He knows a land mine when he sees it. Those who hope that he will self-destruct might be in for a shock.

    For his part, Sanders is more than the un-Clinton. He is creating a populist liberalism that in turn is creating a new constituency for his candidacy. Bernie Sanders will not go away, because his constituency won’t either. They are in the process now to stay.

    Anyone who thinks Trump and Sanders are going away is in for a surprise.

    Special: Obama Now Flip-Flopping on Social Security

    Recently, President Obama announced, “Here’s the truth… We need to keep Social Security strong.”

    But Obama’s new tune comes as a surprise to many…

    Just last year, Obama was under fire for a proposal which involved “eliminat[ing] aggressive Social Security claiming strategies” that some Americans are using to maximize their benefits.

    Most Americans don’t realize this, but there are proven ways to boost Social Security payments. And these options remain available-because Obama’s proposals never passed.

  • wbboei

    I wish to be clear on one thing:

    Jebediah Bush is a very very very very very very very very nice man, very.

    What I fail to perceive is how that has anything to do with being president.

  • wbboei

    The way things are going, he may get his chance to prove the truth of the old saying that nice guys finish last.

  • Lu4PUMA

    S
    September 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm
    —————————-
    Hillary has some Hispanic idiot posting her FB page. They write in Spanish and then it is translated to English. Badly. I have posted some remarks.

    Where the BLEEP is she? Todays FB was about addiction. WTF? Well, I hope she is at least having fun.

    Really, I think these politicians expect 50 million illegals will go to the polls and vote for them.

  • wbboei

    I forgot to remember to forget about Lindsey. I saw nothing but blue sky ahead for this amiable neocon, especially after he did that video of breaking his cell phone. That little charade was too Freudian for me to comprehend, which is perhaps why his voter support is hanging on at absolute zero. He is like a straw in the wind. Carly would be more of a lightening rod that Lindsey. Where he is concerned we should be checking for a pulse or other sign of life, because it is not manifest in his candidacy or public appearances.

  • abbie

    Admin, you must be delusional because according to Evan Osnos in the August 31 New Yorker, all of Donald Trump’s supporters are white supremacists. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/08/31/the-fearful-and-the-frustrated I sure didn’t know there were so many! Actually you entry today was a barn burner–great analysis and sources. Loved it.

  • admin

    Wbboei, don’t forget Perry.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/rick-perry-2016-new-hampshire-staff-reductions-213261#ixzz3kbhMU3I1

    Perry pulls plug on New Hampshire

    The Texas governor’s last paid N.H. adviser leaves the campaign.

    Rick Perry’s campaign is all but over in New Hampshire.

    The former Texas governor has no more paid staffers in New Hampshire as of Wednesday. The last paid staffer, Michael Dennehy, told WMUR reporter John DiStaso that he hadn’t been paid since June.

    In a follow-up email to POLITICO, he added, “I remain a steadfast supporter. But I have not talked with, nor seen Gov Perry, since he left NH on Aug 4, nor have I been asked for my advice from the campaign so it is disingenuous to call myself an advisor or to say I’m working for the campaign.”

    He said that Perry has no plans to visit the Granite State as of now. [snip]

    Earlier this week New Hampshire political director Dante Vitagliano left and joined John Kasich’s team,and Dennehy, a prominent Granite State operative, took to Twitter to congratulate his former colleague. [snip]

    The defections are the latest blow to Perry, who has also suffered major staff departures in Iowa, another key early-voting state where he once had 10 paid staff members but is now down to one paid staffer and one volunteer adviser after losing both Iowa co-chairs in the last two weeks. The shake-up stems from serious financial troubles — for a time, Perry was unable to pay staffers, and his campaign signaled that they were free to look elsewhere — though his campaign more recently said they have resumed some payments.

    Perry made some terrible hires for this campaign (Steve Schmidt, Henry Barbour) then attacked Trump. Big mistakes.

  • admin

    Abbie, we do “delusion” checks every day (since 2008) to make sure it is them, not us, that are nuts. We can’t believe the things that happen day after day so we try to verify that our actions comport with reality. Reading articles like the one you posted is evidence that they are the kooks.

  • wbboei

    admin
    September 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm
    Wbboei, don’t forget Perry.
    ——
    Yes! I forgot to remember to forget him too.

    https://youtu.be/HaqjSCx_3uw

  • wbboei

    Perry made some terrible hires for this campaign (Steve Schmidt
    ——
    A veteran of the lackluster McCain campaign.

  • jbstonesfan

    Thanks for the clarification administratore Corker. As for why Jews consistently vote democrat, it is passed upon generation after generation and as we see in Blumenthal emails, , many in the young generation are openly hostile to Israel. I am as reformed a Jew you can be, but I grew up in my reform synagogue in the 70’s which believed in Zionism and saw Israel as the Jewish people’s ancestral homeland. Today’s reform movement and it’s leaders are secular progressives and totally detached from the story of how Israel/Jews both historically and in modern times faced annihilation. Rather, they see Israel as an aggressor of the “innocent Palestinians”. It is a narrative fostered by the left, the UN, and more or less the entire world.

  • wbboei

    I had to look and when I did, it confirmed what I assumed from is lie about Trump supporters.

    He fits the mold of a practicing elitist with more money than common sense.

    They have a hard time understanding how irrelevant they are.

    Here are the clues:

    1. too many names: Evan Lionel Richard Osnos–one more name and he could take the fifth

    2. a hyphenated American: Is a Jewish-American journalist. Why not an American of Jewish faith?

    3. a bit of a paranoid–obsessed with white supremacists, not ISIS

    3. a budding Lionel Trilling: staff writer at The New Yorker since 2008–the year of Satanic Mass

    4. a case of arrested development: born in 1976 (38 years old) and still knows nawthing.

    5. Harvard trained: need I say more. . . and they call Hollywood the dream factory.

  • wbboei

    How to Write a New York Times Op-Ed in Three Easy Steps

    Ann Coulter

    Today we’ll talk about how to write a New York Times op-ed in 45 minutes or less. We all like labor-saving tips!The main point to keep in mind is that your op-ed is not intended to elucidate, educate or amuse. These are status pieces meant to strike a pose, signaling that you are a good person.

    After reading your op-ed, readers should feel the warm sensation of being superior to other people — those who don’t agree with you. The idea is to be in fashion. It’s all about attitude, heavy on eye-rolling.

    (1) Psychoanalyze conservatives as paranoid and insecure. Liberals — who, to a man, have been in psychoanalysis — enjoy putting people they disagree with on the operating table and performing a vivisection, as if conservatives are some lower life form.

    Thus, for example, an op-ed in this week’s Times by Arthur Goldwag was titled “Putting Donald Trump on the Couch.”

    This should not be confused with Justin A. Frank’s 2004 book, “Bush on the Couch,” offering a detailed diagnosis of Bush’s alleged mental disorders.

    Nor should it be confused with a column that went up on Daily Kos the day after I wrote this column, psychoanalyzing me. (I’m just glad I snubbed the guy in high school.)

    Goldwag explained: “Mr. Trump’s angry certainty …”

    Let’s pause right here. I am obsessed with Donald Trump. I wish I could cancel my book tour and just lie in bed watching his speeches all day long. I’m like a lovesick teenager studying Justin Bieber videos. And I’ve never seen Trump look angry.

    (Goldwag continued) ” … that immigrants and other losers are destroying the country while the cultural elites that look down on him stand by and do nothing resonates strongly with the less-educated, lower-income whites who appear to be his base.”

    Yes, Trump’s base are “less-educated.” This is as opposed to Democratic voters, who couldn’t figure out how to fill in a Florida ballot in 2000.

    True, writing like this will expose your own gigantic paranoia at being excluded from historic WASP America. If you start obsessing over the Augusta National Golf Club (as the Times did for one solid decade), people will naturally begin to suspect that you’re resentful toward traditional American culture.

    But I am not giving lessons in self-esteem here. I’m trying to help you dash off an op-ed in record time. Psychoanalysis has been liberals’ go-to move forever.

    Following the 1964 presidential election, the American Psychiatric Association was forced to issue “the Goldwater rule,” prohibiting shrinks from psychoanalyzing people they’d never met, after a few thousand of them had issued their professional opinion that Barry Goldwater was nuts. (A “frightened person,” “paranoid,” “grossly psychotic” and a “megalomaniac.”)

    Some Times writer probably produced an op-ed calling Calvin Coolidge “paranoid.”

    It’s not very interesting, but, again, the sole purpose of your op-ed is to assure the status-anxious that they are better than other people.

    (2) The perfect hack phrase is to say conservatives are “frightened of the country changing around them.”

    Examples:

    – “The Tea Party, to be most benign about it, is primarily white, it is witnessing a country changing around it. It feels angry, feels — the diversity.” — Katrina Vanden Heuvel, MSNBC, May 24, 2012

    (You want angry? Go to an Al Sharpton rally.)

    – “Old white guys (are) caught in a demographic vice, right? (They) are frankly a little nervous, right? The country is changing around them. … The country is becoming more brown, and more — younger. And the values are changing. Gay rights, women are working. I mean all of these things are happening and they are not quite sure what to do.” — Jamal Simmons, MSNBC, June 15, 2013

    – “I don’t think these are organized hate groups. These are, by and large, more or less everyday citizens who are very fearful of the way the world is changing around them.” — Mark Potok, (spokesman for the country’s leading hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center) in “Changing World Draws Racist Backlash,” The Philadelphia Tribune, June 28, 2010

    I thought it was a nice gesture that Mark admitted that conservatives are not “organized hate groups.” We owe you one, Mark! You’re a super guy.

    (3) Call conservatives “aggrieved” as often as possible. Yes, this from the party of reparations, #BlackLivesMatter, comparable worth, “Lean In,” the DREAM Act and so on. If the Democratic Party were a reality TV show, it would be called “America’s Got Grievances!”

    Examples:

    – “‘We don’t have victories anymore,’ Mr. Trump told those deeply aggrieved Americans in June.” — Arthur Goldwag, op-ed: “Putting Donald Trump on the Couch,” The New York Times, Sept. 1, 2015

    – “Mr. Bush has to win over a fair chunk of the aggrieved, frightened Trump voters.” — New York Times editorial, Aug. 26, 2015

    – “You have this aggrieved conservative industry that makes their money by being aggrieved.” — John Feehery, Republican spokesman for former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, quoted in New York Times, Jan. 15, 2015

    You’re doing this not just for the $75 you’ll make for writing a Times op-ed. Dreadful hacks meet a need.

    A lot of people are followers by nature. They just want to be told: Here are the politicians you admire, and here are the ones you disdain; here are the people you worship, and here are the ones you disparage; here are the TV shows you like, and here are the ones you despise.

    Times writers are like personal shoppers for people too lazy to form their own opinions. Just don’t imagine that this is good writing, comedy or art. But it’s not bad for something you can dash off in about 45 minutes!

    Today we’ll talk about how to write a New York Times op-ed in 45 minutes or less. We all like labor-saving tips!The main point to keep in mind is that your op-ed is not intended to elucidate, educate or amuse. These are status pieces meant to strike a pose, signaling that you are a good person.

    After reading your op-ed, readers should feel the warm sensation of being superior to other people — those who don’t agree with you. The idea is to be in fashion. It’s all about attitude, heavy on eye-rolling.

    (1) Psychoanalyze conservatives as paranoid and insecure. Liberals — who, to a man, have been in psychoanalysis — enjoy putting people they disagree with on the operating table and performing a vivisection, as if conservatives are some lower life form.

    Thus, for example, an op-ed in this week’s Times by Arthur Goldwag was titled “Putting Donald Trump on the Couch.”

    This should not be confused with Justin A. Frank’s 2004 book, “Bush on the Couch,” offering a detailed diagnosis of Bush’s alleged mental disorders.

    Nor should it be confused with a column that went up on Daily Kos the day after I wrote this column, psychoanalyzing me. (I’m just glad I snubbed the guy in high school.)

    Goldwag explained: “Mr. Trump’s angry certainty …”

    Let’s pause right here. I am obsessed with Donald Trump. I wish I could cancel my book tour and just lie in bed watching his speeches all day long. I’m like a lovesick teenager studying Justin Bieber videos. And I’ve never seen Trump look angry.

    (Goldwag continued) ” … that immigrants and other losers are destroying the country while the cultural elites that look down on him stand by and do nothing resonates strongly with the less-educated, lower-income whites who appear to be his base.”

    Yes, Trump’s base are “less-educated.” This is as opposed to Democratic voters, who couldn’t figure out how to fill in a Florida ballot in 2000.

    True, writing like this will expose your own gigantic paranoia at being excluded from historic WASP America. If you start obsessing over the Augusta National Golf Club (as the Times did for one solid decade), people will naturally begin to suspect that you’re resentful toward traditional American culture.

    But I am not giving lessons in self-esteem here. I’m trying to help you dash off an op-ed in record time. Psychoanalysis has been liberals’ go-to move forever.

    Following the 1964 presidential election, the American Psychiatric Association was forced to issue “the Goldwater rule,” prohibiting shrinks from psychoanalyzing people they’d never met, after a few thousand of them had issued their professional opinion that Barry Goldwater was nuts. (A “frightened person,” “paranoid,” “grossly psychotic” and a “megalomaniac.”)

    Some Times writer probably produced an op-ed calling Calvin Coolidge “paranoid.”

    It’s not very interesting, but, again, the sole purpose of your op-ed is to assure the status-anxious that they are better than other people.

    (2) The perfect hack phrase is to say conservatives are “frightened of the country changing around them.”

    Examples:

    – “The Tea Party, to be most benign about it, is primarily white, it is witnessing a country changing around it. It feels angry, feels — the diversity.” — Katrina Vanden Heuvel, MSNBC, May 24, 2012

    (You want angry? Go to an Al Sharpton rally.)

    – “Old white guys (are) caught in a demographic vice, right? (They) are frankly a little nervous, right? The country is changing around them. … The country is becoming more brown, and more — younger. And the values are changing. Gay rights, women are working. I mean all of these things are happening and they are not quite sure what to do.” — Jamal Simmons, MSNBC, June 15, 2013

    – “I don’t think these are organized hate groups. These are, by and large, more or less everyday citizens who are very fearful of the way the world is changing around them.” — Mark Potok, (spokesman for the country’s leading hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center) in “Changing World Draws Racist Backlash,” The Philadelphia Tribune, June 28, 2010

    I thought it was a nice gesture that Mark admitted that conservatives are not “organized hate groups.” We owe you one, Mark! You’re a super guy.

    (3) Call conservatives “aggrieved” as often as possible. Yes, this from the party of reparations, #BlackLivesMatter, comparable worth, “Lean In,” the DREAM Act and so on. If the Democratic Party were a reality TV show, it would be called “America’s Got Grievances!”

    Examples:

    – “‘We don’t have victories anymore,’ Mr. Trump told those deeply aggrieved Americans in June.” — Arthur Goldwag, op-ed: “Putting Donald Trump on the Couch,” The New York Times, Sept. 1, 2015

    – “Mr. Bush has to win over a fair chunk of the aggrieved, frightened Trump voters.” — New York Times editorial, Aug. 26, 2015

    – “You have this aggrieved conservative industry that makes their money by being aggrieved.” — John Feehery, Republican spokesman for former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, quoted in New York Times, Jan. 15, 2015

    You’re doing this not just for the $75 you’ll make for writing a Times op-ed. Dreadful hacks meet a need.

    A lot of people are followers by nature. They just want to be told: Here are the politicians you admire, and here are the ones you disdain; here are the people you worship, and here are the ones you disparage; here are the TV shows you like, and here are the ones you despise.

    Times writers are like personal shoppers for people too lazy to form their own opinions. Just don’t imagine that this is good writing, comedy or art. But it’s not bad for something you can dash off in about 45 minutes!

  • S

    a few things…

    …according to the media today and with their obvious intent to drive it into all of our consciousness is the ‘fact’ that Trump supporters are all “birthers”…it must be true because a poll that conveniently asks that question tells us so…

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    Rick Perry did himself in the day he stood there and called DT a “cancer”…trying so hard to outdo others that were attacking DT, he outdid himself…bye, bye…

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    for all these critics that go on about Donald, the angry man…what world are they living in???

    Donald is the only one of the whole bunch…both parties included…that is having fun…the man is having a ball…he is a party and he invites us in to laugh with him…

    …I have to admit I am with Ann C on this one…

    “Let’s pause right here. I am obsessed with Donald Trump. I wish I could cancel my book tour and just lie in bed watching his speeches all day long. I’m like a lovesick teenager studying Justin Bieber videos. And I’ve never seen Trump look angry.”

    tooo funny…

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    and finally I guess it just makes lefties feel better to believe that anyone supporting Donald Trump is uneducated and just doesn’t know any better…

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    silly delusional lefties and elites…they can’t help themselves…the walls are disappearing around them…what’s left for them to do and/or say…

  • admin

    JBStonesFan, we hear it all the time from our many liberal Jewish friends. On Iran many say “Israel has the bomb so why shouldn’t Iran” and “We (the U.S.) should not tell Iran what they can or cannot do.” When we note that Israel is responsible and not crazed the response is that Bibi is crazy. When we say Iran signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty the response is “Well I don’t know about that but why should we tell Iran what to do?”

    These responses from liberal Jews are not only astounding. They are delivered with an anger and a conviction that echoes the most strident anti-Semite from the Muslim world.

    The one strong young Zionist and spouse we know are very liberal so they keep quiet when the topic turns to Israel. They handle these situations very deftly by spouting some talking point from the left and something stupid from the right to change conversations quickly. We’ve witnessed this repeatedly (not so much these days) and are amazed that they can do this. Mind you, these are very strong Zionists but they’ve learned to keep their mouths shut. The response is about as timid as the pro-life/anti-abortion Democrats we used to know who kept quiet when the topic turned to abortion rights.

  • S

    Lu4PUMA

    September 2, 2015 at 6:39 pm

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    Lu4Puma…Hillary had a full weekend packed with parties and fundraisers with the cream of the crop in the Hamptons

  • abbie

    Favorite part in a retort article in Newsbusters about the New Yorker piece referring to where Osnos wrote: “On June 28th, twelve days after Trump’s announcement, the Daily Stormer, America’s most popular neo-Nazi news site, endorsed him for President.”

    The Newsbusters article helpfully explains why they must have done this–“But of course they did! The cool fact is that the neo-Nazis did their research, discovered that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is Jewish and that daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism in 2009 and it makes perfect sense that Trump is the rabidly anti-Jewish candidate for president! The Nazis know in their hearts that a story like this one in the Times of Israel just has to be a clever lie. The headline: When it comes to Jewish ties, no GOP candidate trumps Trump…”

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2015/08/29/new-yorkers-racialized-trump-paranoia

  • S

    btw…this got hardly any coverage in the mainstream media…amazing what happens when our govt lets ICE do its job…can you imagine???

    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-84326806/

    244 immigrants arrested in four-day sweep across Southern California

    More than 240 people were taken into federal custody last week across Southern California after a four-day sweep for immigrants with criminal records in the country illegally, authorities announced Monday.

    The enforcement action ended Thursday with 244 foreign nationals in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement — the majority of them with at least one felony conviction on their record, authorities said.

    It was the most successful four-day sweep of its kind in the region, ICE said. But an ICE spokeswoman cautioned against concluding that crime involving immigrants is up.

    “One of the challenges we’re facing is because of state law and local policies, more individuals who are potentially deportable with significant criminal histories are being released onto the street instead of being turned over to ICE,” agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice said. “I think to infer from [the sweep] that potentially foreign nationals are committing more crimes is flawed.”

    Among the people captured, 191 were from Mexico and the rest were from 21 other countries including France, Ghana, Peru and Thailand, the agency said. A majority of them had convictions for violent felonies or weapons or sex abuse charges.

    The rest had past convictions for “significant or multiple misdemeanors,” ICE said in a news release.

    Not everyone captured in the sweep was in the country illegally, Kice said. Some are documented nationals who may be deported because of a recent crime.

    In the past, it was easier for ICE agents to locate and deport immigrants who had been convicted of crimes. The agency would contact local jails and ask that such inmates be held until an ICE van could pick them up.

    But last year, a federal judge found that practice illegal, prompting hundreds of counties to stop honoring the detainer requests. As a result, ICE officials say they have to rely on costly and dangerous manhunts or multiday sweeps like the one conducted last week.

    The sweep was led by the agency’s National Fugitive Operations program, which finds at-large criminals for deportation.

    Originally formed to locate immigrants who had failed to comply with a judge’s deportation order, the program is increasingly being used to find immigrants with criminal convictions who have recently been let out of jail. Of the more than 27,000 people whom ICE arrested nationwide last fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2014, about 78% had criminal convictions, according to ICE data.

    Among those captured was Vincente Onofre-Ramirez, 35, who authorities say was convicted in 2002 of sexual abuse with force in New York.

    In Sunland, authorities arrested a 50-year-old Salvadorian national convicted of two criminal counts of child sex abuse in Los Angeles County; in Upland, a 46-year-old man from Guatemala who previously served 10 years in prison for sexually abusing two children was arrested.

    But not everyone arrested in the sweep was a violent felon. Those who have not been deported before and found to have illegally re-entered the country or aren’t facing new charges will have an administrative hearing with a judge.

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  • jbstonesfan

    Agreed Administrator. Same response and frankly I have so alienated myself among former colleagues and friends I have given up.
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    Just saw the person who set up Hillary’s server is taking the fifth. Not unusual or surprising, but this is an issue that will not easily go away.

  • wbboei

    The one strong young Zionist and spouse we know are very liberal so they keep quiet when the topic turns to Israel. They handle these situations very deftly by spouting some talking point from the left and something stupid from the right to change conversations quickly. We’ve witnessed this repeatedly (not so much these days) and are amazed that they can do this. Mind you, these are very strong Zionists but they’ve learned to keep their mouths shut. The response is about as timid as the pro-life/anti-abortion Democrats we used to know who kept quiet when the topic turned to abortion rights.
    ———-
    This is why democracy does not work–cowardice.

    The premise of democracy is debate, not submission.

    If Trump does not make it, then there must be a revolution.

    There is nothing said in this article that I have not said before repeatedly.

    I have even said that the Republican Party will split and a new party will form.

    The only thing I missed was that Trump would be the guy.

    He jumped in and then jumped out before, and you cannot ignore history.

    That said, he has not just stuck his toe in the water this time.

    He has jumped in with both feet, and the public is responding to him.

    I do not think he will spit out the bit this time for the sake of rosier lights.

    And I seriously doubt he will take no for an answer.

    The starting point is to discredit assholes like oshgosh by gosh Evan Lionel Richard Osnos

    And the rest of the little silver spooned jouranlisters who spew nothing but lies.

    Those lies find a happy home among the elites who do not want the long cocktail line to end.

    Therefore, they respond to the voices of the masses dismissively, by wondering whether they will learn to sing in tune after the revolution–like Kamarovsky in Dr. Zhivago.

  • wbboei

    Just saw the person who set up Hillary’s server is taking the fifth
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    A mark of refinement and good taste.

    Toots Shore would approve.

    What will you have sir: Chivas or Johnny Walker?

  • freespirit

    S

    and finally I guess it just makes lefties feel better to believe that anyone supporting Donald Trump is uneducated and just doesn’t know any better…

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    Sound’s a bit familiar doesn’t it? Obama and followers said much the same about us Hillary supporters -especially those in the rural Heartland described by O as xenophobic gun-totin’ Bible-thumpin’ rubes.

    The limo-libs and their president believe they’re the only ones in the country who get it. And, anyone who doesn’t agree with their warped points of view is considered by these elitists to be stupid, ignorant, uneducated.

  • Oblivion

    Admin – it is funny to see the Republican establishment and Big Media trying to put out new candidates du jour, is it not?

    Trump is facing down both sides of the establishment now and that establishment’s media. And doing very well.

    Great to see. 6 months to go. Looking forward to the next debate coming up soon.

  • jbstonesfan

    LOL Wbboei…I was a little young to make it to the restaurant , but looks like it would have been a blast. I am a sigle malt kind of guy:)

  • lorac

    They just showed on Fox the photos of the top 5 or 6 candidates in Iowa. Trump and Carson are tied at 23% (IIRC) – and they chose to put Carson’s photo first – even though Trump has been leading and this Carson result (which some feel is faked) is at this point an anomaly…..

  • wbboei

    Then I recommend Macallan single malt.

    The 12 year stuff is good, the 18 year stuff is better, the rare cask is superb and the 25 year stuff is–I’ll be damned if I know.

    I have a bottle of the 25 year stuff which I never opened. It was bottled in 1968 the year I graduated from high school. I bought it on the assumption that some day there would be something to celebrate. That never happened so the bottle remained unopened. It is probably worth 3 grand now.

    Recently, I gave it to a golf pro who was down on his luck. My intention was to help him and his family through a difficult time in their lives. My intent was that he sell it, not drink it. In hindsight that was probably a mistake. First, he is likely to drink it, human nature being what it is. Second, what will I do to celebrate when Trump wins the presidency?

  • wbboei

    Here is the problem the elites have, now that the cat is out of the bag:

    https://youtu.be/-riX6Xbvb8w

  • admin

    September Loras College Poll from Iowa: Donald Trump 24.5 percent, Ben Carson 18.1 percent, Jeb Bush 10.4 percent.

    http://loras.edu/About-Loras/News-Events/News/2015/Trump-and-Carson-on-Top,-Loras-College-Poll-Finds.aspx

    Trump and Carson on Top, Loras College Poll Finds

    DUBUQUE, Iowa— With five months to go before the 2016 Iowa Caucuses, a pair of unconventional candidates top the large Republican field. For the 502 likely Republican caucus-goers polled statewide, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are leading the field by a relatively wide margin. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is in a distant third place, and is the only other candidate with double-digit support as a first choice candidate. [snip]

    Looking back to the spring Loras College Poll, fortunes have certainly changed for many of the candidates. Of the top three in that earlier poll, in terms of first choice of voters (Walker, Rubio, and Bush), only Bush has retained his level of support. Both Scott Walker and Marco Rubio have seen their support diminish, with Walker losing roughly half his support as a first choice candidate and Rubio losing even more. Donald Trump has seen the largest increase, with nearly an eight-fold increase in support.

  • Tony Stark

    So far, any response by the Clintons to Obama’s underhanded attacks seem really feeble. If the U.S. was as weak as this in fighting the Japanese Empire in WWII, Japan could have won the war including occupying the West Coast and Hawaii.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/2/monica-crowley-the-clinton-scheme-to-counterattack/

  • 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump told Breitbart News that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should be speaking English—not the Spanish he spoke to attack Trump in Miami this week—on the campaign trail.

    Trump had harsh words for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in this interview as well and lit into the donor class, all while saying that the “silent majority” in America is waking up and fighting to take back the country from the political class.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/02/exclusive-donald-trump-fires-back-at-jeb-bush-he-should-lead-by-speaking-english-while-in-the-united-states/

  • wbboei

    Europe is further down the path of national suicide with world government uber alles than we are. But it is only a matter of degree, and time. To err is human, but in my case, I try not to make the same mistake twice. In 2008, my delusion was that the people of this country collectively if not individually were wise enough to appreciate the risk of hiring an asshole like Obama to run the country. I was wrong, not once but twice. I made the same noises in 2012, and was proven wrong yet again. Consequently, hoping to be seen as a realist, and not wishing to be wrong a third time, I now take the position that the American People as a whole, when it comes to politics—other things are obviously different, but when it comes to politics they are as likely as not to stand on the train track and ignore the sound of the approaching train. Early in my career, I represented the estate of a young lady who died that way and I can assure you it is never pleasant. Only in her case, the acoustics of the area were such that you could not hear the train until it is upon you, whereas here those signs are present, despite the heroic efforts of big media to keep them under wraps. Possibly the fall of old Europe will provide the much needed wake up call. Then again, what with the position Hillary has taken on the issue, meaning more not less, even with a horrendous example in front of them, the issue of whether they will ever wake up remains in serious doubt. Here is the European situation per Richard Fernandez, which big media in this country blinds us too, as it endeavors to take away our own means of self preservation.
    ——————
    There is some ironic justice in the crisis caused by the migrant multitudes forcing their way across European boundaries. They represents a kind of materialization of all the idealistic stereotypes the Western Left is so enamored of.

    Now that these stereotypes are presenting themselves on the streets of Europe in epic numbers, the EU has been shaken to its foundations. Member states are threatening to close borders; some are even hinting they will leave the Union. The Guardian writes:

    Europe’s fragmented attempts to get to grips with its worst ever migration crisis are disintegrating into a slanging match between national capitals ahead of what is shaping up to be a major clash between eastern and western Europe over a common response.

    The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, rejected the criticism and stepped up her campaign to pressure reluctant EU partners into relieving the load on Germany and taking part in a more equitable system of sharing refugees across the EU. … “It’s not the time to be pointing fingers at each other,” said Natasha Bertaud, the European commission’s spokeswoman on immigration.

    Merkel’s comments came as Hungarian authorities closed Budapest’s main station to refugees and migrants following chaotic scenes on Monday, when people who had been camped outside for weeks were suddenly allowed to leave for Austria and Germany without visa checks.

    The move followed the station’s complete closure earlier, when all trains to the west had been stopped from leaving. Police in helmets and wielding batons surrounded Keleti station’s grand, crumbling facade and dozens of refugees and migrants who were inside were forced out.

    Though tragic and disturbing, these events mark THE FIRST TIME THE WEST HAS HAD TO DIRECTLY FACE A REALITY WHICH UNTIL NOW HAS BEEN HELD AT ROMANTIC ARM’S LENGTH—AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST HAVE COME TO BERLIN AND THE CLASH MAY BREAK THE EUROPEAN UNION. (emphasis added, by me)

    For many it will be a rude awakening. It was one thing to applaud UN MIGRATION CHIEF PETER SUTHERLAND’ s call to “undermine the national homogeneity” of Europe while the refugees were idealized subjects in a documentary video. It is quite another to see these multicultural multitudes in the flesh swarming over Eurostar train roofs. Sutherland said with the greatest assurance:

    “THE EU SHOULD DO ITS BEST TO UNDERMINE THE HOMOGENEITY OF ITS MEMBER STATES” … Peter Sutherland told peers the future prosperity of many EU states depended on them becoming multicultural.

    He also suggested the UK government’s immigration policy had no basis in international law.

    He was being quizzed by the Lords EU home affairs sub-committee which is investigating global migration.

    MR. SUTHERLAND, WHO IS THE NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF GOLDMAN SACKS INTERNATIONAL and a former chairman of oil giant BP, heads the Global Forum on Migration and Development, which brings together representatives of 160 nations to share policy ideas.

    Now we shall see if they get as far as Sutherland’s property in Ireland.

    More rousing still was the proclamation of that other EU worthy, Chief of Security Federica Mogherini, who argued that problems of the Middle East were caused by the victimization of Islam. This is the kind of argument that gets a standing ovation in a French university — and probably an American one, too.

    And suppose Mogherini is correct. Perhaps Islam has been framed and the millions pounding on Europe’s doors are there to lodge an official complaint. The advice of people like Peter Sutherland and Mogherini could theoretically be pearls of wisdom whose truth escapes the low intellects of lesser minds.

    In which case they’ll get a chance to prove it. But they probably won’t. A real cynic might start a pool predicting when the first Eurocrat “defects” to the U.S., Canada or Australia. “Help, get me out of paradise.”

    There is nothing new in what the Eurocrats are saying. The perfection of windmills, the nobility of ship recycling, the progressive nature of Third World Marxism, the beauty of punitive taxes, the majesty of world government, and the inspiration of Islam have long been part of the standard Narrative. What is unique, what is different this time is that the Narrators are going to have to call the play while they are being overrun by the exemplars of their ideals.

    In one sense, it’s a plumbing problem. First World progressives have flushed so much toxin into the sump of the Third World that a backflow was bound to happen. All the noxious forces they have so carefully cultivated are oozing, and not in the direction of Israel, but towards Brussels. When Europe cried “Yankee go home!”, they should have realized that it dismantled the valve which held back the contents of the tank.

    NOW WHO IS GOING TO FIX THE PIPE? OBAMA??????????????????????????????????????????????

    THOSE WHO WANTED A WORLD WITHOUT AMERICA HAVE GOTTEN THEIR WISH.

    The collapse of MENA has not only created a crisis in EU, it has forced European social democracy to squarely face its own cherished beliefs. THIS MAY BE THE FIRST TIME THE WESTERN DISCIPLES OF KARL MARX HAVE BEEN FORCED TO CONFRONT THE LOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR THINKING. It will be sad in human terms. But everyone needs to be alone sometime by himself and the devil he conjured, with no one else to blame.

    http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2015/09/02/marx-materializes-at-the-border/3/

  • admin

    Tony Stark, anyone think this will really happen?

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/2/monica-crowley-the-clinton-scheme-to-counterattack/

    Has the Clinton counterattack against President Obama begun?

    The Clintons have never taken a political hit lying down. But given their weak and panicky reactions to Mr. Obama’s current, well-orchestrated hit on her — the FBI investigation into her alleged mishandling of classified material as secretary of state — they have appeared to passively absorb the escalating attack. Until now. [snip]

    The Clintons must also go on offense, meaning possibly threatening Mr. Obama with her knowledge of any relationship he may have had with the Clinton Foundation donor network, the lies about Benghazi, and so on. Whether or not their side of this highwire negotiation works depends on what leverage they have against him. [snip]

    Can the old Clinton nuclear strategy work this time? Her poll numbers are dropping, and she has consistently underestimated her adversaries, Mr. Obama and Mrs. Jarrett, who have already activated their plan for a Joe Biden (or whomever else Mr. Obama may bless)- Elizabeth Warren ticket — which reportedly has Mr. Clinton “incensed.” They’re not in 1998 anymore.

    If Mr. Obama holds the meaningful cards in this bloody negotiation, he may greenlight a special prosecutor or indictment of Mrs. Clinton. They are in a political death match, for their own futures, and the future of the party, the Obama revolution and the country. It won’t end until one side is destroyed.

    In this “Game of Thrones,” it’s now “game on.”

    Bed, dogs, fleas.

    We would like (we don’t hope anymore on this score) Hillary to wake up. But the question still remains “Why does she have to awaken in the first place? Shouldn’t she have seen the obvious all along and been awake to the dangers all along… Obama cannot be trusted.”

  • wbboei

    What I found compelling about the above article by Richard the great is the broader understanding of such things as why him, why now, and why this sustained assault on the culture of this county, the widening and deepening of fault lines, and why the race card is deployed early and often. Certain critics have accused the Obama of promoting European socialism, but in fact, the problem goes further than that. What we are talking about not only in Europe but here as well is a concerted effort to undermine the very concept of national sovereignty by undermining the constituent elements that define it–a shared culture, a shared set of national values, a shared tolerance of religion, the power of the vote, and the setting up in their place and stead a system of international bureaucrats who stifle dissent and rule with an iron hand. This explains why the elites, who fancy themselves to be well suited to run such an apparatus by virtue of their Harvard degrees and the old school ties that define them as one more special interest group with selfish designs on the wealth of the middle class, and, more narrowly perhaps, why Obama was so popular with the elites in Europe that they at the urging of Soros gave him the Nobel Prize not for what he had done, but what they and their American counterparts installed him to do, which was to lay the groundwork for world government before anyone knew it. Now of course, those chickens have come home to roost with as the great unwashed masses of the third flood into Brussels, and the elites who loved Islam so well from a distance, are savoring the sight and smell of a flood tide, which was held in check previously by the presence of America who thanks to Obama has become a shadow of its former self on the world stage. I know something about acquisitions and mergers
    from my former experience, and I will tell you that most of them fail and often the reason is cultural incompatibilities. Even if Europe could absorb 100 million new people in the fulsomeness of time, to make up for their low birthrates, there is a profound difference between doing that over a 10 year period with acculturalization vs tying to do it all at once. Obama is a tool used by the elites to pulverize national sovereignty, in preparation for the creation of a world government to regulate the global market, and it is no surprise that the European bureaucrat who promotes the dismantling of national cultures, erasing borders, and creating a population not of individuals but of widgets, is a remittance man from Goldman Sachs.

  • wbboei

    admin
    September 3, 2015 at 11:32 am
    Tony Stark, anyone think this will really happen?
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    In battle, soldiers have taken courage in the notion that they are already dead, and they will take as many of the enemy as they can with them. This allows them to be aggressive and take risks which are required to prevail. The prototypical example was the two time medal of honor recipient Dan Daley who led the Marine assault at Belleau Woods in world war I–his words to his troops were—come on men, do you really want to live forever? As long as Hillary remains on the defensive and obsesses about attracting the Obama coalition, he holds the whip hand. BUT THE MOMENT SHE THREATENS TO EXPOSE HIM WITH THE INFORMATION SHE HAS ON HIM AND GO FOR HIS THROAT, THEN AND ONLY THEN DOES THE EQUILIBRIUM CHANGE IN HER FAVOR. BUT IS SHE GIVES SO MUCH AS A HINT OF HESITATION ITS GAME OVER.

  • Tony Stark

    We have been assuming all along that Hillary has the goods to twist Obama’s balls, but what if she really doesn’t? What if Obama has trapped her so thoroughly that she has no room to maneuver at all? IF that is really the case, then hoping for her and Bill to launch a counteract is chasing after fool’s gold.

  • Tony Stark

    Counterattack, not counteract.

  • wbboei

    jbstonesfan: here is something you will be interested in.

    If you have wondered why Obama insists on using the word ISIL to describe what the rest of the world calls ISIS, we now have an explanation:

    The Sinister Difference between “ISIS” and “ISIL”

    Here is an explanation of the difference between the terms ISIS and ISIL.

    I have been suspicious of the term ISIL to which the administration stubbornly clings.

    ISIS = islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Iraq is to the east of Jordan (shaped like the hatchet) and Syria is to the north.

    ISIL = islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Iraq is still to the east of Jordan, and “the Levant” is a term that comes from “the rising (of the sun, i.e., to the east)” – and is basically the land along the Mediterranean – that includes Lebanon, Israel, and those countries along there.

    By saying ISIL, you “negate” Israel as its own country and lump it in with the rest of the countries along the Mediterranean – and Israel sort of disappears (loses its sovereignty) and becomes part of “the Levant” – which is therefore part of ISIL.

    If you’ve wondered, as I have, why all government agencies and especially bho calls it ISIL and even spells it out every time it’s used, instead of ISIS as the rest of the world here’s the answer.

    Decoding obama’s speech reveals some startling revelations.

    In one press conference after another, when referring to the muslim terror super-group ISIS, United States President barack obama will use the term ISIL, instead of their former name ISIS, or current name islamic State.

    Have you ever wondered about that? Here is the difference:

    What makes up the near exact center of the muslim Levant? Israel.

    ISIL stands for the islamic State of Iraq and Levant.

    Now, to us Westerners we don’t really make much of a distinction, do we?

    No, honestly from our perspective it’s all about the same. But how would a muslim living in the Middle East view it?

    Just what is the Levant anyway? Let’s take a look.

    The geographical term LEVANT refers to a multi-nation region in the Middle East. It’s a land bridge between Turkey to the north and Egypt to the south.

    If you look on a map, however, in the near exact middle of the nations that comprises the Levant, guess what you see? Come on, guess!

    It’s Israel.

    ****When barack obama refers over and over to the Islamic State as ISIL, he is sending a message to muslims all over the Middle East, that he personally does not recognize Israelis a sovereign nation, but as territory belonging to the islamic State.

    Now you know why obama says that he has no plan, no goal, and no stated aim for dealing with ISIS. But he does have a plan, and it’s a really nasty, diabolical one. obama’s plan is to drag his feet for as long as he can, doing only the bare minimum that Congress forces him to do. His plan to buy ISIL as much time as possible to make as many gains as they can.

    Listen as obama and his press secretary and the spokesperson for the State Department and his Joint Chiefs of Staff painstakingly spells out the letters I-S-I-L so there is no doubt in your mind.

    And it’s working.

    The islamic State has garnered millions of dollars, a vast cache of weapons, and in their latest foray have captured Syrian fighter jets and now 12 commercial passenger planes. With each passing day that obama fulfills his stated aim of doing nothing, the islamic State grows by leaps and bounds. The ultimate goal, of course, has not changed and will never change.

    The ultimate goal is the destruction of Israel.

    Now you know a little bit more about why obama chooses his words so carefully.

  • holdthemaccountable

    He said It’s the only way to keep the Dems from winning.
    And before that, he said: “I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party & the conservative principles for which it stands
    —————————
    Another of today’s news items. Boehner takes a hit from his own House!
    …At a “fair tax” rally back home, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), vice chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, lamented to the crowd that it would be tough to pass a proposal that would replace income taxes with a national sales tax.
    When she was asked whether Boehner might bring up the fair tax plan for a floor vote, Jenkins replied, “We don’t really care what House leadership thinks anymore,” according to The Wichita Eagle.
    She said 60 percent of House members are relatively new and did not serve in Congress when the Speaker had the ability to exert influence by doling out earmarks.
    “I just want you all to know I don’t work for John Boehner. He works for me,” she said at the event in Wichita….
    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/252670-house-gop-leader-distances-herself-from-boehner

  • Southern Born

    “We have been assuming all along that Hillary has the goods to twist Obama’s balls, but what if she really doesn’t? What if Obama has trapped her so thoroughly that she has no room to maneuver at all? IF that is really the case, then hoping for her and Bill to launch a counterattack is chasing after fool’s gold.”
    ___________________________________________

    You may be right, Tony. I’d suspect that since BO, Moose, Valjar, Axelrod and the rest of his thugs have been extremely vile, evil, untrustworthy and crooked most of their adult lives, and know their way around cons and all sorts of illegal activities, they would be pretty hard to “get the goods on”. Look what they did to General Petraus and I’d suspect he knew a thing or two about Obama’s behavior but if he had spilled the beans, he’d be in prison right now.

    We can only hope that we live long enough to see this evil, horrible man brought down for what he has done to the Clintons, to all of us and to our once great country. And while we are at it, let’s throw in seeing the media brought down as well. They deserve to rot.

  • gonzotx

    If Donald is right about the “treatygiveaway”
    ..Israel will need to make a decision fast to protect itself, because we will not only no longer defend her, but will be part of her destruction. ..

  • Lu4PUMA

    I do not know what to make of Hillary. 20 years ago, Hillary led the US delegation to the UN Women’s Conference in Beijing where she proclaimed: “Women’s rights are human rights.”

    So where is she?

    Did she make a fatal mistake taking the assignment of SOS with Obola? Does Hillary have a bad case of Obola?

  • TheRock

    foxyladi14
    September 3, 2015 at 2:45 pm
    _________________________

    Just saw the story. This seems to be the only glaring mistake that Trump has made and may actually cost him some support. It ties him to the failed GOP brand and robs him of some flexibility. That said, I get why he did it. Hillary didn’t run as an independent because the path for an independent candidate is so much harder than the path from the big two. The GOP is going to set IED’s everywhere for Trump. He must recognize them, avoid or steel himself against the blast, and then forge ahead. He must solidify the base he is capturing NOW to shield him from what CNN and FOX have in store. Then he must maintain his counter offensive against the media. CSPAN and PBS should get airtime. If he drives viewers to them and they treat him fair, he will have a weapon against the media unparalleled since JFK. Then finally, he needs to use this agreement against the GOP. His ads to his base should be ‘You call this fair?!?!’

    Nice catch foxi!

    Hillary 2016?

  • Oblivion

    I hope Crowley is right and the Clintons counterattack against the Obama outfit now. Boy that would be refreshing. But I’ll wait to see it happen before I believe it.

  • Oblivion

    One thing Crowley is dead on about is that the Clintons have consistently underrated the ability of their Obama adversaries. We all know that is true, sadly enough.

    As far as Trump signing the loyalty pledge, I actually like it. Trump is in a position of strength now with his poll numbers and so he’s taking away one of the GOPe’s talking points and weapons against him, right before the post-Labor Day ad assault is supposed to hit him.

    By Trump signing the pledge, he also somewhat forces the GOP establishment to support him if he is the nominee and the frontrunner. And if they don’t, then why would Trump have to honor his pledge?

    I like this move. Trump is shoring up his operation and his strategy now. He’s starting to cover his flanks, and I think this is one more intelligent move in that direction. Hopefully it pays off.

  • dot48

    Jeb Bush is simply stupid! He thinks that going around doing his campaign in Spanish is really GREAT. I can’t wait till Jeb drops the eff out

  • jbstonesfan

    That would certainly fit wbboei

  • VotingHillary

    Jeb Bush’s campaign summed up in about a minute. Keep an eye on the woman on the right.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=17&v=xvkBFWd7zYA

  • S

    omg…just listened to Hillary’s press secretary Brian Fallon on CNN with Anderson Cooper…you could barely hear him…he almost whispers when he speaks…

    evidently he was the spokesperson for Eric Holder

    so quiet…reticent and lackluster…no freaking energy…

    very sad…right now this campaign feels like it is on life support…hopefully it will turn around

  • jbstonesfan

    Not thrilled Trump took the pledge….that hurts Hillary long term if she gets nomination. Trump really must believe he has a shot. Hillary AND Bill have consistently underestimated Obama. Dare I say the Obama machine (DNC included) is much better than the old “Clinton Machine” of the 90’s and the completely impotent team from 2008 to present.

  • Tony Stark

    dot48
    September 3, 2015 at 6:45 pm
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    Pandering to Hispanics is what he seems to do best.

  • Shadowfax

    Admin, I haven’t caught up to this thread of the blog yet, and I will probably regret saying this before I read any further, but I disagree with this:

    “The people Obama purged from his Obama Dimocrat Party found themselves politically homeless. Now Donald Trump either by design or sheer luck leads the politically homeless to the Republican Party and the old guard bears its teeth of brass and snarls.”

    ———
    Some of us will never find a home in the Republican Party, not only because we find the GOP to be a party of paper tigers that pass bills that never had a chance of becoming real, and they are all bluster and hot air that fizzles out a week later. They all march to the drummer that thinks the Clinton’s will end up in jail from either Bill’s escapades with a cigar, taking part in killing one of their friends, keeping emails on a secure server that wasn’t against the law, or countless other fantasies that I can never take seriously.

    Trump is not a real Republican, sorry but he just isn’t. If he were, I would never agree with so many of the things he is talking about. I think Trump is clearly a centrist.

    So to agree with Trump is to agree with most Americans that are neither far left Kooks, or far right crackpots.

  • jbstonesfan

    I would love to see Trump win(sans Hillary getting the nomination), but the reality I think we all know is that it is unlikely his support is unlikely to be enough to win a general election. He has and hopefully will continue to be a factor, but the elites in both parties ultimately seem to win. Hillary should win, but we thought so in 2008, and she is stuck with this email controversy that has a remote chance of going criminal which I think would end her campaign. Biden would likely run and I think he probably would lose to either Trump or Bush, but if the AA’s show up like they did for O, and he gets Warren for the woman vote, and a large Hispanic vote he could actually win..kinda scary.

  • TheRock

    Shadowfax
    September 3, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    ____________________

    Couldn’t agree with you more, Shadow. What forms the central ideology of the Republican party is inconsistent with governing in the modern age. They have proven that when totally in power, they lack common sense. Sadly, the same can totally be said of the Democrats. And you are again spot on in terms of the definition of who Trump is. Here again, my heart sinks to the depths in terms of Hillary. Trump is who she used to be. I’m a holding out hope that there is still enough time for her to right the ship. If not, I got Trump.

    Hillary 2016?

  • wbboei

    jbstonesfan
    September 3, 2015 at 8:48 pm
    Not thrilled Trump took the pledge….that hurts Hillary long term if she gets nomination. Trump really must believe he has a shot. Hillary AND Bill have consistently underestimated Obama. Dare I say the Obama machine (DNC included) is much better than the old “Clinton Machine” of the 90’s and the completely impotent team from 2008 to present.
    ———
    Correct me if I am wrong, but he has said before that he will not form a third party PROVIDED HE IS TREATED FAIRLY. That leaves him free to decide what is fair—and you could drive a Mack truck through that hole. Rather than being on the outside pissing in, he can be on the inside pissing in, and if they try to fuck with him then he is free to do as he pleases. Far from the victory the RNC claims, he has handed them a live grenade and he can pull the pin on them, Rancid Rence and the rest of those pukes at the slightest provocation. If he has stood pat on his position you have these petty jacka state committee chairman who would are trying to pull a power play to prevent him from registering in their state.

  • Shadowfax

    In my opinion, the Dims and the Rethugs hate Trump because he does not have to kiss the butts of the party leaders, doesn’t need $ from the lobiests and union leaders…and he has the confidence to speak his own mind. He isn’t anyone’s fool and to American’s that are fed up with the lies and bs of political leaders, he is a hero fighting for all American’s.

    Hillary said she wants to be our champion, she needs to come out of the closet and start acting like a strong leader before it’s too late.

    My greatest fear is that Trump burns the candle at both ends and flames out…

  • Shadowfax

    oops…lobbyists

  • Shadowfax

    Hillary is catering to the left. Trump caters to the middle.

    ————-
    Absolutely, admin!

    If Hillary waits to move to the center after the primary, it may be too late for her to be considered strong enough to beat Trump as a Rep…but it will work to Hillary’s favor if Trump has to run as a third party candidate.

  • Shadowfax

    Yes, Trump is like a bulldozer plowing though the political house of cards.

  • Mormaer

    wbboei
    September 4, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Absolutely correct. He is inside now in the hostile takeover. Not only did they “let” him buy up a controlling minority of the stock (primary and caucus voters) they have now appointed him a board member in charge of mergers and acquisitions. They hounded Trump with the “but you can’t do that” and the “no true Scotsman would run as a third party” until he got what he wanted which is almost certainly no funny business from the state chair yahoos. His black bold Sharpie sig was on Reince Priebus’ ass. How did he keep his poker face when showing the piece of paper which looked like a vacation Bible school certificate for a child? The RNC are idiots.

  • Mormaer

    The hostile takeover of the Republican Party is becoming clearer at least to me. Like a company that serves its employees (officers, consultants, media, PR hacks, elected flunkies) and board members (donors who profit from their shoddy products) instead of its customers (voters) and overall market (the country as a whole) the rotten self serving lazy mess that runs Republican INC for themselves was due for a makeover, clean out, purge of deadwood, and general product remake.

    Why go to all this trouble instead of just running third party? And why Repubs instead of the also almost dead and equally rotten Dems? Why now? Obama has gutted the Dems. A nationally weak and dying party. Little to no value left to build from. The Repubs are fat, stupid, and totally owned. 2012 was their last chance and the Repubs blew it. They couldn’t or wouldn’t get a decent competent guy elected. 2016 the Repubs pre-selected a non-decent and incompetent dullard who has never accomplished anything without his daddy and the public tit. Third parties are expensive, difficult, time consuming and have a high failure rate. So take one over. Best done before they know what hit them.

  • Mormaer

    While Jeb the dullard was twisting arms and getting pledges for his “run”, the George Will’s and Krauthammer’s were spreading the word and thought they were softening up the schmucks. In the background were the Mexican drug cartels buying guns from Obama and overrunning the southern border. Literally. For money. For globalism. For power. Spanish is the language of drug deals and mega-crime and ultra government corruption. And the Hispanization of the US is to facilitate that. Jeb popping off in Spanish “to his people” is to facilitate a banana republic. Trump is on target telling him to shut it.

  • Norma Desmond

    DJT did a phone in on Morning Joe a little while ago. Cokie Roberts was at the table and in the after-talk she said something that caught my ear re: Trumps “base”, which was, to paraphrase; “A lot of the people supporting Trump USED TO BE DEMOCRATS.” I yelled “BINGO!” at the TeeVee, hoisted my coffee cup in the air and said “yes!”

    So for all the polling of “Republicans” who support Trump, what we are NOT hearing about is how many of those are not lifer Republicans at all…but those who were abandoned – AND KICKED OUT by the ObamaNation party of Donna Brazille, et al.

  • Mormaer

    Norma Desmond
    September 4, 2015 at 7:56 am

    This was obvious to all but the absolute dumbest of the dumb from day 1. The Blue Dogs and moderates purged were his most obvious market. Hell, he may even be one himself. Add in disenfranchised Repub voters and this is what you get. This is a major re-alignment and why the “purity” stuff from the Repubs is spectacularly failing.

  • Norma Desmond
    September 4, 2015 at 7:56 am
    _______________________

    AMEN!!! Norma 😀

  • S

    first…

    I am going on record to say that I do think Donald can get the nomination and I think he can win the Presidency…there I said it…

    second…

    if all the latinos/hispanics hate Donald so much and if “no one can win the presidency without their vote” why isn’t Rubio registering higher in the polls…it would seem he would be the defacto choice for any repub latinos and/or crossover votes to the repubs…

    When Republicans and Republican-leaning voters are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Donald Trump leads the pack at 30%, which is up 4 points from early August before the first debate. Ben Carson (18%) has increased his vote share by 13 points and now holds second place. Jeb Bush (8%) has dropped by 4 points and now stands in a tie for third with Ted Cruz 8%). Following behind are Marco Rubio (5%), Carly Fiorina (4%), and Mike Huckabee (4%). Scott Walker (3%), who held third place in Monmouth’s August poll, has dropped 8 points since then. Chris Christie, John Kasich, and Rand Paul each get 2%. The remaining six candidates included in the poll score no higher than 1% each.

    “None of the establishment candidates is having any success in getting an anti-Trump vote to coalesce around them. In fact, any attempt to take on Trump directly only seems to make him stronger,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, NJ.

    The Monmouth University Poll also found that GOP voter opinion of Donald Trump has ticked up another notch in the past month. It now stands at 59% favorable to 29% unfavorable. It was 52% favorable to 35% unfavorable four weeks ago, and as recently as June, it stood at a significantly negative 20% favorable to 55% unfavorable.

  • S

    …the other thing that I suspect will happen between now and the CNN debate is that The Donald will get a quick study to bring him up to date on “foreign affairs and the current players”…

    Hugh Hewitt pulled the “gotcha” questions with DT yesterday on the radio…and it is all over the news that DT stumbled on foreign affairs…

    I am sure DT knows this will be revisted in the CNN debate and Jake Tapper will go at him in some way on this topic…I hope DT will take the time to be prepared for that because he is smart and he must know it is coming again…it would not be a good idea to just try to say “he will delegate”…I hope he gets familiar with the current ‘who’s who’ and does himself proud…just surprising his critics…and opponents…will probably be motivation alone for DT…

    now is a good time to start surrounding himself with some of those people he can trust to get him up to date…

    DT does not want to stumble on one of those traps in the next national debate…

  • S

    …btw…I wonder if O, after 8 years as President, knows the difference between ‘Kurds’ and ‘Quds’

    or most of the other 17 repubs running…

    Carly got the same question after DT’s interview had aired (kind of like the treatment O got after Hillary did the heavy lifting)

    David Gergen and even Geraldo are agreeing that Hewitt pulled ‘gotcha questions’ on DT for headlines…

  • S

    andrea mitchell’s interview with Hillary starting at noon on msnbc

  • hwc

    I wonder if O, after 8 years as President, knows the difference between ‘Kurds’ and ‘Quds’
    or most of the other 17 repubs running…

    General Soleimani was the topic of a question and answer during the first Republican debate:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKHjbXm1PrU

  • hwc

    General Soleimani was the topic of questioning of SecState Kerry in recent Senate hearings. The reason? Soleimani is responsible for the death of 500 US servicemen, killed by Iranian manufactured IEDs. Part of the Iran deal is lifting international and UN sanctions on Soleimani:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKHjbXm1PrU

  • admin

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