The Art Of War: @RealDonaldTrump Versus Jeb Bush And Hugh Hewitt

Update: Hugh Hewitt on Trump: I don’t think it’s a gotcha question to ask about the forces surrounding Israel. Excuses, excuses. GOP voters won’t care that Trump does not know the names of the killers. GOP voters will listen to Limbaugh who provided Ronald Reagan’s answer to the gotcha questions of his era, “It doesn’t matter if I know their names. They need to know mine.”

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Wanna know why Donald Trump is so triumphant? Look at what happened this week with JeBush and Hugh Hewitt.

Let’s look at JeBush v. Trump first.

Donald Trump slaps JeBush around all the time. It’s like Bugs Bunny the hare, versus Elmer Fudd the doofus.



To borrow from Bugs, JeBush can’t catch a cold let alone get a clue. Meanwhile the hair, er, hare, in the guise of Donald Trump runs rings arrrrrrrround the fellow.

We’re not the only ones who’ve noticed that Donald Trump hits Bush on the least substantive yet most substantive issue there is. What do we mean? Donald Trump is not blasting JeBush on illegal immigration amnesty nor Common Core. Those are substantive policy debates that Trump has in reserve ready to deploy whenever he so desires.

What Trump attacks is JeBush’s low energy level. That’s a substantive attack that goes right to the issue that attracts so many people to Trump. When Trump speaks about illegal immigration, or economic issues he does so with a sense of urgency and a burst of energy that leaves the viewer with a sense that Trump really, really understands how deeply important those issues are. JeBush? After JeBush speaks the urge is to grab a pillow and snooze some more even after catching all those Zzzzzs during the JeBush speech.

Trump’s attacks against JeBush resonate because Trump says JeBush is low energy then when you see JeBush at some event or other JeBush reinforces the Trump message by being, well, low energy.

This week though we saw Donald J. Trump pounce as JeBush reinforced another Trump truth about JeBush. Yeah, Spanish.



This week JeBush roused himself from his low energy doldrums to attack Donald Trump. JeBush sounded as if he was alive. JeBush went to town to trash The Donald. Trouble is that JeBush launched his attack against Trump in Spanish.

This attack via Spanish was a big mistake by JeBush and Trump recognized it was a big mistake immediately with a grand counterattack.

Let’s unpack this episode because it says so much about Bunny Trump and Elmer JeBush. This is what we so generously wrote about JeBush on the day he announced his exploratory effort:

As much as we might be sickened by this news and as little as we like Jeb we admit that he is an extremely formidable candidate. His pluses? He’s from Florida, his wife is Latina, he speaks Spanish around the house so he is very Spanish fluent (unlike that boob Barack who pretended to be so smart but his claims to Spanish ability are restricted to recognizing items on the Taco Bell menu), the business establishment loves him, he’ll have tons of money, he’ll have tons of the best operatives in the political world, his dad and brother have been president so he has experience in national campaigns, his son just got elected to statewide office in Texas (a counter along with W. to Perry and Cruz for Texas support), he has executive experience as a very successful Florida governor, he is viewed as sane, he is not afraid to take on the conservative wing of the Republican Party, he can credibly claim to be able to attract Latino/a support, he looks “presidential”, his family is reconciled to a run, his dad and to some extent his brother are highly regarded, and for a long time he has been considered a high probability “winner”.

All those advantages, except one, have heretofore been usurped by Trump or negated by Trump. All except one.

That one quality JeBush has that Trump cannot match is the Spanish speaking ability. It is a very real JeBush strength. Or at least, it was. Until this week.

Donald Trump wrote the book The Art of the Deal. It’s clear after this week that Trump read The Art of War. The one strength JeBush has, Trump has removed.

From here on, despite all his protestations, JeBush will be wary of using Spanish to his advantage. Trump pointed out the obvious. JeBush, fear filled to attacked Trump because JeBush wanted to wage a happy campaign, decided to attack Trump, but not in English. In Spanish. All this does is reinforce Donald Trump’s messages about a cowardly JeBush who craves to be loved by illegal immigrants and who carries all the baggage of amnesty.

JeBush would like to turn this into an attack on the virtues of multi-lingualism. But that is not the problem with JeBush’s attack, in Spanish, against Trump. Many Americans are well aware that almost always Muslim countries will release articles or publish letters in English that are anodyne. But in their native tongues these same Muslim countries will distribute virulent literature that attacks the West, American, and America’s allies and virtues.

That’s the problem with what JeBush has done. He is timid and sweet in English. But his words are nasty and vile in Spanish. Trump called attention to the JeBush doublespeak and from now on JeBush will arouse suspicions whenever he speaks Spanish again. In vulgar terms, Donald J. Trump, strategist in the art of war, just pissed in JeBush’s water.

Hugh Hewitt

CNN better not drink the water either. Donald J. Trump has defiled their reservoirs as well. The urinal is named Hugh Hewitt.

Hugh Hewitt will be one of the moderators of the second GOP debate on September 16 to be televised by CNN. Donald Trump is busy prepping the battlefield for that debate. Trump has been attacking Hewitt as the same defenders of the GOP establishment try to bolster Hewitt.

Why is Trump going after Hewitt? Well, they got into a wrangle as Hewitt asked a bunch of “gotcha” questions to Trump concerning the not yet dead leaders of Muslim terror groups and nations. But that is not the strategy behind the Trump take down of Hewitt. Trump is prepping the battlefield of the next debate because Donald Trump knows who Hugh Hewitt is.

Hugh Hewitt is a Trump hater who does not think Trump is qualified to be president. Yet, Hugh Hewitt will host the second debate. Who is Hugh Hewitt? Hugh Hewitt is a Trump hater:

Next GOP Debate Moderator Hugh Hewitt Comes Out Against Trump

Now the question becomes whether a nationally syndicated radio host who thinks Trump doesn’t have the “temperament” to be president — Hugh Hewitt — can be a fair moderator in the next debate.

Hewitt, a nationally syndicated radio host through Salem Communications, will, along with CNN’s Jake Tapper, moderate the next GOP debate on Sept. 16 at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. Salem Communications is the same company that owns Red State—whose founder Erick Erickson, a Fox News contributor, chose not to invite Dr. Ben Carson to his gathering of GOP candidates and activists this past weekend in Atlanta and disinvited Trump.

This weekend on Meet The Press in an exchange with host Chuck Todd, Hewitt admitted he doesn’t think Trump can be president of the United States.

“Hugh Hewitt, let me start with you,” Todd asked Hewitt. “Does Donald Trump have the temperament to be president?”

“No, no he doesn’t,” Hewitt replied. “A disappointing part of this debate is it was a 9-10 debate in a 9-11 world. We have the Iran deal coming up, the most consequential deal facing probably the next 30 to 40 years in the world. It got very little attention. The Russian cyber attack on the Pentagon got very little attention.”

“Is that the candidates’ fault or the organizers’ fault?” Todd interjected.

“Well, it’s both,” Hewitt said before blaming Trump for Fox News’ mistakes. “Donald stepped on a lot of important stories. The New York Times has a story on Hillary Clinton’s server. Only Scott Walker brought up Hillary Clinton’s server. So I thought what he did to build the audience, it was enormous, at the same time I wanted a different issue set talked about so the Republican primary voter lost.”

When Hewitt appeared on Morning Joe on MSNBC on Monday morning, he doubled down in his belief that Trump doesn’t have the “temperament” to be president of the United States. During that appearance, Hewitt did criticize the Fox News moderators for in his opinion being “out to embarrass Donald Trump” while not spending enough time talking about important issues.

Host Joe Scarborough later in the segment—before Hewitt doubled down on his anti-Trump comments—noted that “Hugh Hewitt, by the way, has not been positive about Donald Trump.”

There are a couple things about temperament,” Hewitt said on Scarborough’s show. [snip]

These are hardly the only times where Hewitt has shown himself to be opposed to the candidacy of Donald Trump for president. While he was appearing on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program in late July, Hannity opened a segment with Hewitt by asking: “Hugh, as I know, you’ve been a bit of a critic of Donald Trump.”

“Yeah,” Hewitt agreed. [snip]

“I do, and I was very critical of the comments about Sen. McCain but I will say this and I think it’s true about every one in the race on both sides of the aisle and of all the presidential candidates for the past many years, Donald Trump is the only one about whom it is likely a broadway musical will be made,” Hewitt replied, mocking Trump’s candidacy. “That is what he is. I have never said that before but it occurred to me on vacation—I’ve been on vacation for a couple of weeks. He’s vastly entertaining.”

A moment later, Hewitt predicted that Trump’s overwhelming support among Republicans “won’t last.”

“It won’t last, I don’t think it will last, I’m skeptical of it lasting,” Hewitt said.

On Meet The Press on Sunday, when Hewitt was giving his opinion on the exact same thing, he said “the Trump thing will—as David [Brooks] says, the 20 percent is going to go I think to 10 but the candidates need to keep talking about big issues.”

Todd, the Meet The Press host, got the joke. “Hugh, are you wishing it away?” Todd asked Hewitt.

“No I don’t think so,” Hewitt replied.

In addition to Hewitt’s criticisms of Trump, he has also predicted Republicans will fail in 2016—and that current Democratic frontrunner former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the next president.

Hugh Hewitt will not be an impartial moderator at the CNN debate. Hugh Hewitt is another Jorge Ramos – an activist without a clue. Hugh Hewitt will not be fair. Hugh Hewitt will demand candidates hew to his line of thinking at the debate. Hugh Hewitt has to be called out. Now. Before the debate. Trump is doing his job.

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149 thoughts on “The Art Of War: @RealDonaldTrump Versus Jeb Bush And Hugh Hewitt

  1. http://dailycaller.com/2015/09/03/exclusive-trump-surpasses-field-flirts-with-40-percent-in-alabama-poll/

    Front-runner Donald Trump has surged to a nearly 40 percent lead in the latest Alabama Republican primary poll.

    From Aug. 29 – Sep. 1, Gravis Marketing asked 1,616 participants, “assuming you had to vote today, which 2016 GOP Candidate would you vote for?” Trump garnered an astonishing 38 percent, effectively matching the percentage received by the other candidates combined (38.8). In the last Alabama poll, Trump was supported by 30 percent of voters, and the real estate mogul’s eight point boost could possibly be attributed to his recent trip to Mobile (38.8).

  2. Pedantic.

    That is the word I would use for Hewitt, and his Jeopardy type questions.

    The thing he should be measuring is managerial competence.

    That is the critical element, the sine qua non, the skill that is most needed.

    A question such as what turn around skills did you learn in business that could be usefully deployed in government to make America great again?

  3. Let me give you an example:

    PACCCAR—a world class American company you have never heard of–one I have connections to,

    At their inception, they made railroad cars, later tanks in world war II, today the Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. They have never had a losing quarter in all their history. Their leadership is identical to that of Trump. Everybody in that company, from the ceo to the janitor knows who their competition is and what it takes to beat them. And they do, consistently. But it is a tough place to work. As they say get your TLC at home, because you will not find it here.

    15 years ago, they bought a European company, DOLF was its name. At the time it was a failing enterprise because, as an officer of PACCAR explained, it was a cesspool of consensus decision making, and every time a good idea was put on the table, they could never get a consensus to move forward. Too many tribes. In that respect, DOLF was the mirror image of our corrupt political system with delivers spectacular results for donors and lobbyists, but leaves the middle class high and dry.

    The principles of PACCAR, listened to about as much of this as they could stand, and then they took the bull by the horns. The introduced top down leadership to that company, rigid financial controls, let a bunch of people who were warts on the nose of progress retire, and turned it into a profitable subsidiary. That is what a President Trump would do for the country. Suddenly, politicians who were working only for themselves and donors would be working for the American People. That’s the difference. And its all the difference we need, to make America great again.

  4. These are hardly the only times where Hewitt has shown himself to be opposed to the candidacy of Donald Trump for president. While he was appearing on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program in late July, Hannity opened a segment with Hewitt by asking: “Hugh, as I know, you’ve been a bit of a critic of Donald Trump.”

    “Yeah,” Hewitt agreed. [snip]

    Enlightening post, admin. I haven’t watched CNN since 2008, so I don’t know who this Hugh Hewitt character is. His name suggests he a character from a Bugs Bunny cartoon, pun intended. How arrogant of CNN, how completely biased of CNN, how jaded of CNN to maintain the scheduled hosting of something as important to the United States as a debate between candidates vying for the highest office whose views are openly hostile towards one of the participants. It is truly a shame on the news organization as a whole. Furthermore, how petty of him to blame anyone other than the moderators for the direction of the debate. Do you blame the students for not answering the questions not asked on an exam? I will say this, any hostility levied at Trump during the debate will be a great test for him, and for the country, to see how he responds to adversity from a source not Republican in origin.

    Hillary 2016?

  5. wbboei
    September 4, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    The principles of PACCAR, listened to about as much of this as they could stand, and then they took the bull by the horns. The introduced top down leadership to that company, rigid financial controls, let a bunch of people who were warts on the nose of progress retire, and turned it into a profitable subsidiary.

    Funny thing, wbb. One of the reasons we are not speaking German right now is because the command structure used by the allies mirrors the ones being used by PACCAR. DOLF was being run very similar to the German military structure. A bunch of sycophants not able to find consensus about a battle plan while the field commanders with the true knowlegde about how to beat the western allies are left to fight without a cohesive plan (the battle of the Bulge and the landing at Normandy are two examples of this. battles that could have been won by German forces, but thankfully lost due to bad leadership).

    I hope that if Trump ascends to the CIC, he recognizes that his party will try to usurp him and fill his cabinet with a bunch of GOP hype men claiming to help him steer the ship. But they will be no better than the legion of pols sent to ‘help’ uncle fluffy wreck the country.

    Asshats.

    Hillary 2016?

  6. Death of a child? Reason to run…

    No Clinton apology over use of private emails

    AFP By Ivan Couronne

    From article……….

    Further fuelling uncertainty, Vice President Joe Biden has begun publicly discussing the prospect his own White house bid.

    “The most relevant factor in my decision is whether my family and I have the emotional energy to run,” Biden, who lost his son Beau to cancer in May, said Thursday.

    Read more at http://news.yahoo.com/clinton-seeks-second-wind-us-race-email-scandal-155740832.html

    Who would have thunk it?? Biden using the tragedy in his family to fuel his support (I was reading somewhere that he has done that before and would do it again. I can’t remember who wrote that 😛 )

    The rest of the article isn’t bad. Hillary might be growing a pair. I hope so….

    Hillary 2016?

  7. Andrea Mitchell is a creep. I guess Hillary could not find anyone else but Mitchell and that station to make her mea culpa.

  8. Stepping aside from politics for a moment…

    I feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. She wants it so bad she can taste it. More than anything in the world. She’s good at many things, I suppose, but she’s just not very good at politics. She puts up a brave front, but this has to be killing her.

  9. I got a chance to go see one of the candidates live his week. Monday afternoon, Ted Cruz stopped in Manchester to open his new New Hampshire state office. I was standing directly behind the camera that shot this video. The young lady behind this camera said she had the best job on earth. She’s video’d 50 campaign speeches so far and had a chance to meet all the candidates.

    This was Cruz’ first swing through NH since May 30th (he had one trip cancelled by Senate votes). I don’t see it as a major target for him, but he’s lined up a solid list of supporters, including former Senator Bob Smith, who was at this event.

  10. “I feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. She wants it so bad she can taste it. More than anything in the world. ”
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    R-E-A-L-L-Y! I suppose that means that the other candidates, especially the Reps, do not REALLY want to be president that badly? Huh? So they are just going through all the pain of a campaign for….maybe winning or not…no big deal if they don’t? That is probably one of the silliest things I’ve ever heard and it has been going on since 2008 by Hillary haters. Well, who runs for president if they don’t want to be president enough that they can taste it? I get really sick of hearing this slam against Hillary. There people go again holding her to a higher standard.

  11. Donald’s critics have a tendency to ‘cut off their noses to spite their faces’…

    http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2015/09/04/pga-epic-fail-grand-slam-of-golf-canceled-after-pulling-plug-on-trump-national/

    PGA Epic Fail: Grand Slam of Golf Canceled After Pulling Plug on Trump National

    The Professional Golf Association of America canceled the 2015 Grand Slam competition for this year’s major champions.

    In March the PGA struck a deal with Donald Trump to play the tournament in October at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Citing controversial comments made by Trump, the PGA announced a withdrawal from the agreement in July.

    Now, two months later, the PGA canceled the Grand Slam entirely, claiming they could not provide a venue in time to meet the “highest standards” of the association.

    Sporting News reported that this year’s 36-hole exhibition included 2015 major tournament winners Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, and Zach Johnson, plus 2014 winner Martin Kaymer.

    The PGA fell in lockstep with Univision, Macy’s, and companies in severing ties with the real estate developer, television personality, author, and 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner based on his comments about illegal immigration.

    Trump said on a campaign stop earlier in the year regarding illegal aliens, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people.” The remarks prompted a call for apologies from Trump, but he stuck by the comments. To illustrate his argument, Trump frequently points to the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Kate Steinle this summer in San Francisco at the hands of an illegal immigrant.

    Since the Macy’s boycott of Trump products, the department store received complaints from approximately 30,000 customers for ending its relationship with him. TMZ reports many of the customers cut up their Macy’s credit card to make a statement that the store unfairly punished Trump for his views on immigration.

  12. jbstonesfan
    September 4, 2015 at 9:46 pm
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    A creep? Andrea Mitchell is a creep in bizarro world. In this world, she is phlegm. Phlegm filled with buggers. Forgive me for the graphic image, but I can’t promise that I would pee on her if she was on fire.

    Asshat.

    Hillary is in agreement with this deal. I’m sad. She deserves praise for some of her answers, though. Its almost eerie how much she sounded like Bill when she answered the question about why she is careful about what she says. That said, she has to create much more separation with uncle idiot in the White House.

    Hillary 2016?

  13. Now, two months later, the PGA canceled the Grand Slam entirely, claiming they could not provide a venue in time to meet the “highest standards” of the association.
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    I know some of these guys. They make the RNC and DNC look respectable. Its all driven any more by corporate money. If Bobby Jones were around today, he would have no part of them. Its the Arnie crowd, not the Hogan crowd. Hogan was my hero. Talk about a no bullshit guy. Gary player was a top player during the Arnold Palmer era. He was from South Africa, always wore black, hence they called him the black knight. He was the junior bad guy Nicklaus was the senior bad boy and Arnie was the knight in shining armor—that was the little morality play big media gave us in that era. And of course it was all bullshit. But getting back to Hogan, Player was playing poorly, and the US Open was coming up, so he called Hogan at Shady Oaks golf course in Fort Worth and begged him for a lesson. At that time, Hogan had just introduced his own brand of golf clubs named in his honor, and they were just starting t catch fire on the tour. Player meanwhile was playing his own brand of clubs, their brand name was Shakespeare and they were pioneers in graphite shafts. Player said, Mr. Hogan (it was always Mister with him, he Hawk they called him) I am having a terrible time with my hook, I cannot control it, I know you went through the same phase in your career before you came up with “the secret” which you referred to many times in public but never disclosed, because, well, it wouldn’t be a secret any more now would it. In any event, I need you to look at my swing and tell me what I am doing wrong. Hogan was a man of very few words, and yet in his limited vocabulary, he still new twenty different ways to say fuck off, and he always found the one most appropriate to the occasion. In this case, he was his usual terse self. He asked Player what kind of clubs do you play. Player responded I play Shakespeare Mr. Hogan (as opposed to Hogan’s brand). Whereupon he told Player, then go ask Mr. Shakespeare for a lesson. Now suppose in some strange time warp, Hogan has the displeasure of meeting the asshole who is occupying the white house as a adverse possessor (yes he was elected, mostly by crook, but his possession of it is neverthless adverse–to the interests of the American People, an Obola took a few practice swings and asked Hogan for his reaction. You could count on Hogan to say–you are hopeless, forget about golf, don’t give up your day job, on second thought, you can resign from the golf and the presidency all at the same time, and in one day you will fulfill your legacy to make the world a better place. But before you do that rescind those Bolshevik executive orders. Hogan, you see, was a conservative Republican, in a day and age when being a conservative Republican meant something.

  14. I got about 2/3rds thru Hillary’s interview and when she made no distinction between legal and illegal immigrants and when she endorsed the Iran deal, I had to turn it off….couldn’t listen any more.

  15. The world is on the brink, politicians have a limited number of pat answers to its problems, and those answers do not seem to work. This is perhaps the best justification of all for a Trump presidency. We need someone who thinks outside the box, and no bureaucrat ever had that ability. If they had it, they would be working in the private sector, inventing things rather than trying to fit the round peg in the square hole, and force rigid uniformity on a world of cause, effect and wide variation. Here is Richard Fernadez take on the response of the Eurocrat to the massive migation from the middle east, which has direct application to us for two reasons: first, the democrat party is now committed to making our country the mirror image of the EU, wherein the bureaucrat is the ruler and the people are hi subjects. Second, Obama is working on a plan to bring the entire middle east flostsam and jetsom to our shores, and the chamber of commerce, who controls the other party, sees an infinite supply of cheap labor, therefor the Republicans will offer only token resistance, and Hillary is already on record as going to the left of Obama. To call this dysfuctional would be an understatement, unless you see the world from a global perspective, as opposed to a nationalistic one.

    In the old days the phrase for this was “just following orders”. Today the same constraints will apply to the EU’s response to refugee/migrant crisis. Even though logic dictates that the only long term policy alternative to absorbing the MENA population is helping them make their countries “habitable” again by reforming its Human Terrain, this option is not on the menu.

    The Eurocrats have looked in the handbook and there’s no entry under “crisis” for effecting the transformation the Allies did to Germany 70 years ago — described by Dwight Eisenhower in his book Crusade in Europe. The new EU handbook says “Crusades” are strictly forbidden and are to be regarded as “cultural chauvinism” and “evil”.

    That’s out so the EU will give you something else. Like the waitress in Five Easy Pieces, it can provide items from a wide selection of welfare products, even if it’s not what anybody needs or wants. Is ISIS blowing up Palmyra? ”We can provide you resettlement.” Are they beheading the sheiks in Anbar? ”We can provide you with public housing.” Is Saudi Arabia now invading Yemen and vice versa? ”We can point you to the nearest transgender bathroom.”

    Pity them. They’ve got to do something and this is all they can do. You really can’t blame institutions for rigid behavior. It doesn’t know how to do anything else. To the EU, the refugee/migrants are just more applicants for a government program. To illustrate just how powerful institutional routines are, consider one of the recent emails which came to light during the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server. It is from Chelsea Clinton to her mother, expressing horror at the absolute uselessness of the United Nations.

    On February 22, after a four-day visit to the quake zone, Chelsea Clinton authored a seven-page memo which she addressed to “Dad, Mom,” and copied their chief aides. …

    The memo—by a Clinton, with a master’s in public health from Columbia University, pursuing a doctorate in international relations from Oxford and with a prominent role at her family’s foundation—would have obliterated the public narrative of helpful outsiders saving grateful earthquake survivors that her mother’s State Department was working so hard to promote. …

    “The incompetence is mind numbing,” she told her parents. “The UN people I encountered were frequently out of touch … anachronistic in their thinking at best and arrogant and incompetent at worst.” “There is NO accountability in the UN system or international humanitarian system.” The weak Haitian government, which had lost buildings and staff in the disaster, had something of a plan, she noted. Yet because it had failed to articulate its wishes quickly enough, foreigners rushed forward with a “proliferation of ad hoc efforts by the UN and INGOs [international nongovernmental organizations] to ‘help,’ some of which have helped … some of which have hurt … and some which have not happened at all.”

    “The incompetence is mind numbing” is a phrase worth repeating and it may go far toward explaining why Gaza, which has been the recipient of UN aid for more than two generations of men, is now deemed “uninhabitable”. Institutions can only be reasonably expected to do what they do. And the UN did what it does. What is unreasonable is to imagine that, knowing this, one would actually rely on the UN to solve the problem.

    But bureaucrats press the only buttons they have. In a way “resettlement” is the closest the EU can get to a fix in MENA representing the idea that by diluting the Human Terrain which caused the war with that of Europe, which built the BMWs, that something like the mix of hot and cold in the shower will result.

    Nor are the Europeans particularly dumb. Politicians only know how to do a limited number of things. Nicholas Kristoff, a columnist in the New York Times tweeted “I generally agree with Obama’s foreign policy, but he has badly mismanaged Syria, and the result is the tragedy and outflow of refugees.” So what does the president do? He goes to Alaska and renames a peak. He goes and stares down a glacier. He issues an emergency order to accept refugees from Yemen. It’s easy to rename rocks. It’s harder to change people.

    The men in Brussels probably don’t have a plan to meet the refugee crisis. The tide of refugees is something they never imagined could happen when they optimistically devised the Schengen agreement to abolish internal borders. Now the EU is like a ship without interior subdivision with a leak in the hull.

    But surely now they will learn — or maybe not. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand is widely credited with the argument that bureaucracies never reform. After the Bourbons had returned from exile to France some had hoped that their near escape would chasten them into correcting their mistakes. But in a letter Talleyrand observed that they were unlikely to evolve. “They have learned nothing, and forgotten nothing.”

  16. I never ever evah fell for that fucking Obama.

    What I saw in his was a puppet, and confirmed globalist, with a big racial chip on his shoulder.

    His target was the white middle class.

    He was and is the embodiment of the Soros line of thinking, i.e.

    1. the american middle class is consuming too much of the world’s wealth

    2. america is just another nation, and american exceptionalism is a dangerous myth

    Like the brilliant Richard Fernadez observed, those are faculty lounge delusions, and it is somehow appropriate that assholes like Obama, Soros and the Eurocrats who harbor them have no answers for the violent upheavals across the planet that those delusions have produced. We could have told them this, but how do you tell someone who knows everything something he does not know?

  17. totally disgusted
    September 5, 2015 at 10:07 am
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    I watched it.

    The reason she chose Andrea is because they are friends.

    Andrea was trying to tee up all the objections which have been raised and give Hillary a chance to address them.

    Those who watched it can decide for themselves whether or not she succeeded.

  18. I got about 2/3rds thru Hillary’s interview and when she made no distinction between legal and illegal immigrants and when she endorsed the Iran deal, I had to turn it off….couldn’t listen any more.

    It took me two sittings to get through the whole thing. I made it about halfway the first time and couldn’t listen to it any more. Went back last night and finished up the second half.

    R-E-A-L-L-Y! I suppose that means that the other candidates, especially the Reps, do not REALLY want to be president that badly? Huh? So they are just going through all the pain of a campaign for….maybe winning or not…no big deal if they don’t? That is probably one of the silliest things I’ve ever heard and it has been going on since 2008 by Hillary haters. Well, who runs for president if they don’t want to be president enough that they can taste it? I get really sick of hearing this slam against Hillary. There people go again holding her to a higher standard.

    My statement about feeling bad for Hillary Clinton was not made in contrast or comparison to other candidates. I was a Hillary Clinton fan going back to 1992, many years. I feel bad for her. I think she is a crook. The embodiment of “play for pay”. I don’t think she can help it. She honestly doesn’t see anything wrong with doing State Department favors for Clinton Foundation clients who pay her family multi-million dollar speaking fees. Like Howard Hughes or Elvis or Michael Jackson, I think she just slowly grew more and more detached from reality. And now it’s just sad to watch, really.

    She should have never run. It’s at the point where the country basically hates her. If she is able to sense it, it must be crushing.

  19. I don’t think cancelling an exhibition match is much of a loss for the PGA. All of the participants are more than happy to skip it, considering that they will have just returned from President’s Cup in Korea. It costs a fortune to get the top four players in the game to agree to an exhibition match. None of them are scraping for extra dollars.

    The bigger issue is whether or not the PGA renews with Trump Doral when that contract is up (probably) and whether or not the Royal and Ancient puts Trump’s Turnberry back in the Open Championship rota (probably not).

  20. HWC
    I still like Hillary and I don’t think she is a crook…far from it. I’m not sure I feel sorry for her as she may sill win it all. Honestly, I feel more sorry for myself and my family as we have not faired well financially these past 6 years. I just can’t stand the positions she’s taking.

  21. http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/252798-billy-corgan-applauds-trump-for-fking-up-the-political-class

    Legendary Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has joined a growing list of celebrities who are praising Donald Trump for shaking up the establishment with his unorthodox presidential campaign.

    “I think what’s cool is Trump’s running chaos theory,” Corgan told fans at a VIP Q&A in Cincinnati.

    “He’s forcing a lot of things out into the open, so they can’t control this, whatever that control is,” Corgan continued. “It’s like the music business: Everybody gets controlled, and somebody comes along that f—s it all up.”

    The singer-songwriter, who is currently on tour with the latest iteration of his iconic alternative rock group, said that while he may not agree with the Republican real-estate mogul politically, he appreciates his role in the 2016 election cycle.

    I think it’s good that he’s f—ing it up, because whether or not he’s the guy, obviously the political class doesn’t want him there,” Corgan said. “It’ll open it up to a bigger dialog.

    Actor Owen Wilson made similar comments last month when he praised Trump for “not following the script.”

    More recently, actor Robert Redford said he was glad Trump was running because his candidacy “shakes things up, and I think that’s very needed.

  22. totally disgusted
    September 5, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I still like Hillary and I don’t think she is a crook…far from it. I’m not sure I feel sorry for her as she may sill win it all. Honestly, I feel more sorry for myself and my family as we have not faired well financially these past 6 years. I just can’t stand the positions she’s.

    Agreed. I must admit, she is becoming a lefty shill, at least more so than in 2008. Also, she is carrying WAT TOO MUCH water for uncle fluffy the idiot. His positions have hurt the Democratic party, the people of the United States, and the world, quite probably irreparably.

    Asshat.

    Hillary 2016?

  23. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/09/04/top-conservative-group-courts-donors-for-anti-trump-ad-campaign/

    Top conservative group courts donors for anti-Trump ad campaign

    A top conservative group has started reaching out to major Republican donors seeking contributions for a multi-million dollar ad campaign aimed at taking down Donald Trump — the latest sign of growing anxiety within GOP circles over the mogul’s dominance in the 2016 race.

    Officials with the Club for Growth — a prominent anti-tax group that frequently targets Republicans it deems not conservative enough — said Friday that the organization began reaching out to its network of donors in recent weeks to help fund an anti-Trump ad blitz. The organization’s super PAC arm, Club for Growth Action, would run the ads, the group said.

    The organization has long made clear that it is no fan of Trump and has feuded with the GOP candidate as he has risen in the polls.

    “What we’ve said to our members is that ‘Trump is a liability to the future of the nation,’ and we’ve asked them for support for Club for Growth Action to get that message out,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh said in a statement to The Washington Post. “We’re also doing research, like we do on candidates, into his economic policy positions. At this point, we haven’t taken anything off the table – be it TV ads or any other means – to expose Trump as not being an economic conservative, and as actually being the worst kind of politician.”

    But the group’s pitch has been met with skepticism among some top GOP financiers, who believe that any effort to attack the real estate mogul could backfire, according to a person familiar with the conversations granted anonymity to speak frankly.

    Trump has criticized the Club for Growth for attacking him after previously talking to him about donating money. In a Friday interview with The Post, he reiterated his criticism.

    This just shows you what politics has boiled down to in this country. It’s a disgrace,” said Trump.

    He continued: “I hear they’re trying to come after me and it’s all because I didn’t give them a million dollars. Had I given them the money, I would’ve been fine.”

    “Who knows more about growth than I do?” asked Trump.

    A day after the first Republican debate on Aug. 6 7, McIntosh sent an email to supporters encouraging them to give money online to help fund “a series of ads in key states aimed at educating Republican primary voters about Donald Trump’s real record.” [snip]

    After Trump talked in Iowa earlier this summer about pressure he would apply of Ford Motor Company to move more of their overseas operations back to the U.S., McIntosh released a statement accusing Trump of threatening “to impose new taxes on U.S. car companies will hurt the American economy and cost more American jobs.”

    And while the group issued white papers on many other Republican candidates, it concluded in June that there was “no need to do a white paper on Donald Trump” because he “is not a serious Republican candidate,” according to McIntosh.

    Word of the move against Trump comes as former Florida governor Jeb Bush has ramped up his attacks against the real estate mogul, who has skyrocketed to the top of early state and national polls and has routinely gone after Bush and other Republican candidates.

  24. What we knew that Hillary ignored, via Dan Balz:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/what-have-bush-clinton-learned-from-voters-attraction-to-the-outsiders/2015/09/05/3500ba66-532e-11e5-8c19-0b6825aa4a3a_story.html

    At the beginning of this year, the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania sponsored a focus group in the Denver suburbs composed of a dozen adults — Republicans, Democrats and independents. Looking back almost nine months later, the two-hour discussion proved to be a prescient guide to the surprising politics of 2015.

    For any conventional politician paying attention, what was said there should have been unnerving. The name Donald Trump was never mentioned, nor was that of Ben Carson or Bernie Sanders. But the sentiments expressed that evening help explain why those three candidates are in the forefront of the political conversation on this Labor Day weekend.

    The participants made it clear that they were fed up with politics as usual. They were harsh in their judgments about most traditional politicians, the political establishment and the way Washington works. They had no particular appetite for a clash-of-dynasties presidential campaign pitting a Bush against a Clinton. [snip]

    When the conversation was all over, pollster Peter Hart, who conducted the session, summed up what he had heard. “The political classes told us it’s going to be Bush against Clinton, but these people are hundreds of miles away from that choice,” he said. “Essentially what they’re telling us is, ‘I don’t trust these people. They’re part of an establishment that I don’t like.’ ” [snip]

    So it has been a difficult year for the dynastic duo. Their advisers offer similar diagnoses and prescriptions: It’s a long campaign and there’s no need to panic. People still don’t know them well enough yet — and when they do, things will look better.

    Meanwhile, the political outsiders have been embraced with unexpected enthusiasm. [snip]

    When Reince Priebus, the chair of the Republican National Committee, has to go to Trump Tower to get the candidate to sign a pledge to support the party’s nominee for president, as he did last Thursday, it’s clear that Trump is in a special place compared to the other 16 Republican hopefuls.

    Clinton says half-jokingly and half-mockingly that the party of Lincoln is now the party of Trump. The Priebus pilgrimage last Thursday suggests that Clinton’s characterization is hardly fanciful. At this moment at least, the Republican Party is being played by Trump. Party leaders also know that, whether inside the tent or outside, Trump is, as Newt Gingrich put it recently, political nitroglycerin. [snip]

    The campaign enters a new phase beginning next week. Soon, the airwaves will begin to fill with ads, positive and negative. There will be more debates and more engagement, all of which will shape perceptions of strengths and weaknesses. Voters’ loyalties will no doubt change. For Trump and the other outsiders, this presents fresh challenges, with no certain outcomes.

    Still, the traditional candidates cannot be secure in waiting for the voters to come to them. If Bush and Clinton and the others succumb to thinking that the world has spun out of its axis this summer and will eventually return to a familiar normal, they could be missing part of the message of this strange year. Something is stirring and they had better be ready.

  25. I feel sorry for Obola trolls. They want to destroy it so bad they can taste it. More than anything in the world they want the failure to go away. They’re good at many things, like propaganda and misdirection, but they’re just not very good at reality. They put up a brave front, but the MASSIVE EPIC FAIL has to be killing them.

  26. It is more than the rejection of the elite-political class. The whole ponzied world economy is unraveling. If you have any doubt, I would suggest you review the articles over at David Stockman’s blog http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/ .

    Our markets peaked in May and have declined with instability that is expected to deteriorate over the next month or two. This is not just stocks, this is housing and even the central banks. China is the epicenter, but the rotten system is ours. Whatever fault the financial systems had, were perverted with criminal irresponsibility and incompetence during the reign of Obola. All with the intent of letting the elite keep their wealth and suck the world dry.

    For all of Hillary’s bla, bla, bla and muddled messages, I hope she has a grip on what is happening and a good plan because change is coming. A whole lot of change.

  27. admin
    September 5, 2015 at 5:22 pm
    ———————————————–

    There was a short period months ago when Hillary went out on a bus to supposedly listen to the people for ideas. It seems to me now that her handlers and advisers allowed her to meet only those people who would continue to reinforce the Obama message and exclude those who had other and better ideas like what admin has been advocating here.

  28. I think the turning point came in 2014. It was then that the public gave congress to the republican party based on the promises it made. The moment they took office they passed an omnibus bill rewarding their donors, raised the ceiling on donor contributions and played the game of failure theater to evade the promises they made, and secretly colluded with Obama. The leader of the party, McConnell is the one who did this, and by doing it, he proved that we have a one party system which is cannibalizing the American People. For me, and for many others, was the straw that broke the camel’s back. The betrayal from whence there is no coming back. Once the people realized that neither party would represent its interests, the charade was over, and a game changer became their only answer. To stick with the establishment is to endure the death of a thousand cuts, and the people were no longer up to this.

  29. The whole thing is depressing. I honestly don’t know what is happening to our country. I often wonder if I left my country or my country left me.

  30. Tony, I think this is really insightful. I can’t reconcile my belief that Hillary is really smart and a true public servant with her current pronouncements. Maybe this explains it. Or maybe her mom no longer being around has helped Hillary lose the pulse of the regular people.

    But… I don’t know….. it doesn’t explain her support for the Iran deal, or her support for basically amnesty, when right in front of us we can see Europe being invaded and heading for collapse rather than using refugee camps and expecting people to return to their home and culture… and now Trump has taken her space on the stage because she chose Obama over Hillary 2008….

    I hate to say it, but I’m starting to wonder if she isn’t a globalist…

    There was a short period months ago when Hillary went out on a bus to supposedly listen to the people for ideas. It seems to me now that her handlers and advisers allowed her to meet only those people who would continue to reinforce the Obama message and exclude those who had other and better ideas like what admin has been advocating here.

  31. jbstonesfan
    September 5, 2015 at 9:01 pm
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    I try to understand the world around me an fight for a better tomorrow because I have a daughter. Otherwise, I would not even look at so many outrageous things that I am mostly powerless over. I believe people who grow up with affluence and freedom do not develop an understanding of how fragile it is and that they must take measures to protect it. The pretenders came in and took advantage.

    While there was a lot of propaganda and money behind the selling of Obama. It did not take much to know that Soros was behind his emergence and it is no secret who Soros is. And none of the others behind it were any better. And O got elected the second time, too. The American people are not innocent victims. They did not get informed or organized to protect their freedom and affluence and we are loosing them. Ignorance, complacency, apathy. The struggle between good and evil is eternal.

    I have friends I have distanced myself from over their votes for Obama. For the free stuff, for the hopey-feeley obviously false promises of unicorns.

    Well the middle class has been looted by their own votes and the votes of those who wanted their free stuff and got cheated. Now they are all mad and sad.

    But would the alternatives we have had been so much better? One set of looters or the other? Maybe this just had to all play out the way it did. Until there was nothing left.

    So we will get to start over. Maybe we can do it right this time. The upcoming struggle will be the globalist empire versus the nations. Oh yes, it is coming:

    http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/mega-agenda-21-resurrected-with-popes-help/

  32. There was a short period months ago when Hillary went out on a bus to supposedly listen to the people for ideas. It seems to me now that her handlers and advisers allowed her to meet only those people who would continue to reinforce the Obama message and exclude those who had other and better ideas like what admin has been advocating here.

    Those people all turned out to be plants. Local Dem party officials, Clinton campaign volunteers, etc. Told to gather off site and then bused in to “listening tour” sessions. All staged.

    The only real person Clinton has interacted with was a Chipotle clerk.

    In one of the just released e-mails, Hillary e-mails a staffer, telling her to call another staffer to bring Hillary an ice tea. In another, she e-mails a staffer to find out what time a TV show is on. She’s more isolated from the real world than Elvis shooting off guns in the Jungle Room.

  33. Chapter 1 of Cruz book

    Elucidates the bait and switch game that the Republican Party stands for.

    Bait—I promise to fight Obama

    and-

    Switch–My party leaders secretly collude with Obama. They reach a tentative agreement which my voters strongly oppose. Then they come to junior congressmen like me and say: hey you little piss ant: we will let you trash this accord, and score brownie points with your constituents. I think we can pass this without your vote, but if not–we are counting the votes now, then you will have to reverse yourself and vote yes. In that case, we will give you a large federal project in your district and you can announce that at the same time you switch your vote to yes. The rubes will never catch on. It is/was the favorite indoor sport of the Republican Party under McConnell’s leadership–rewarding donors and betraying their base. And it was all going along swimmingly until Cruz came along and blew the whistle on the safe crackers, and now the sirens you hear are the funeral dirge of that party. They have no justification for their existence. None.

  34. If you measure the Republican Party’s results they are scoreless.

    They are a waste of time, money and should just get off the stage.

    Hewitt is just one more hanger on from the Nixon days.

    Get lost you loser–you pack of losers.

    You could not pour piss out of a boot if it had the instructions on the bottom side.

    You asked for the House–we gave it to you.

    You continued to lose.

    You asked for the Senate –we gave that to you as well.

    And still you lose.

    Now you say give us the presidency

    And support Jebediah.

    There is only one answer:

    Fuck you and the horse you road in on.

  35. Lu

    Lu4PUMA
    September 5, 2015 at 5:54 pm
    I feel sorry for Obola trolls. They want to destroy it so bad they can taste it. More than anything in the world they want the failure to go away. They’re good at many things, like propaganda and misdirection, but they’re just not very good at reality

    —-

    hwc calling Hillary a crook and saying the country hates her is really, really disgusting to be delivering this hatred and bullshit on a Hillayis44 blog.

    You were a fan and now you are a freakin’ Hillary hater…so why are you here other than to pi$$ people off.

    hwc, don’t answer this question, I can’t stand your bs any longer.

  36. Adam Schiff = Bo Berdahl

    Bo Bergdal = Adam Schiff

    Both of them are MIA

    Both of them are heroes according to Obama

    Both of them are traitors according to more reputable sources

    Schiff, a putative member of the Benghazi committee

    Has maintained a respectable distance from the hearings he is supposed to be attending.

    And yet he opines in NYT that this is a partisan witch hunt.

    You may wonder how he was able to form that conclusions without being present

    It is quite simple really: remote viewing:

    Remote viewing (RV) is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target using subjective means, in particular, extrasensory perception (ESP) or “sensing with mind”. There is no credible scientific evidence that remote viewing works, and the topic of remote viewing is regarded as pseudoscience.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

    Typically a remote viewer is expected to give information about an object, event, person or location that is hidden from physical view and separated at some distance.[8] The term was coined in the 1970s by physicists Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff, parapsychology researchers at Stanford Research Institute (SRI), to distinguish it from the closely related concept of clairvoyance.[9][10]

    Remote viewing was popularized in the 1990s upon the declassification of certain documents related to the Stargate Project, a $20 million research program that had started in 1975 and was sponsored by the U.S. government, in an attempt to determine any potential military application of psychic phenomena.

    The program was terminated in 1995 after it failed to produce any useful intelligence information.

    Would it be asking too much to hope that lying son of a bitch Adam Shiff meets a similar fate in the next election?

    In the mean time he got his ass kicked pretty hard by a Gowdy staffer.
    ———–
    Member, Staffer Face Off on Benghazi Committee (Updated)

    Typically, partisan squabbles regarding the Select Committee on Benghazi are waged between the chairman and ranking member, Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina and Democrat Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, respectively.

    This round, however, the tête-à-tête is taking place between committee member Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., and Gowdy’s spokesman, Jamal Ware.

    Schiff, who is also the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, started things off with an op-ed to the New York Times published Friday. He slammed the committee, convened last year to investigate the Sept. 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as “aimless,” “slow-moving” and “partisan.”

    “It has acted in a deeply partisan way, frequently failing to consult or even to inform Democratic members before taking action, and selectively leaking information to the press,” wrote Schiff, adding that the committee ought to be shut down.

    By late Friday morning, Ware responded to Schiff’s accusations with a scathing email blast to reporters.

    The subject line? “Where in the World is Mr. Schiff.”

    Ware, who serves as Gowdy’s spokesman for the Benghazi Committee specifically, said Schiff “has only attended one of the more-than-45 interviews conducted to date by the Select Committee on Benghazi.”

    “In fact,” Ware continued, “save for voting no to create the committee and then attending a press event on the now well-disproven Democratic talking point that all has been ‘asked and answered,’ Mr. Schiff has largely been a Member of the committee in absentia.”

    Here are some of Ware’s other snipes contained in the lengthy, five-paragraph communique:

    “Perhaps the New York Times public editor can expound on why the paper chose to run an op-ed by someone who actually has no clue as to what facts have been discussed or uncovered by a committee he sits on but has failed to actually show up and participate.”

    “If Mr. Schiff truly cared about Benghazi and getting to the truth and contributing to the final, definitive accounting of what happened before, during and after the Benghazi terrorist attack … he would actually show up and help guide the direction of the investigation. He is the Ranking Member on House Intelligence as he notes, perhaps he could help shed some light for the Democrats on how to properly handle classified information and documents.”

    “Chairman Gowdy has said time-and-again, this committee is not investigating the mishandling of classified information in connection with Secretary Clinton’s personal server, it is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Schiff would know that himself, if he actually showed up for committee business for a change.”

  37. I think congress needs to get out of the business of investigating serious matters. Its too much like singing to pigs: it is a waste of time and it annoys the pigs. Shiff and Cummings are two good reasons why these hearings are an exercise in futility. Far from seeking the truth, those two traitors are there to see that the truth is never found, and to make sure the party pays no price for the mismanagement which cost the lives of four Americans. How can you have anything but contempt for Shiff and Cummings. They are a disgrace to their respective offices, and the the country.

  38. That article is from The Hill–another publication that leans left because they favor the idea of a huge federal government. Notice the pejorative words about the staffer, words like screed, snipes, scathing–yea they are using the Frank Luntz dictionary, I guarantee it. But nery a hint from them that if this congressman is MIA, maybe that should be the “thrust” of the story, because then what we are really talking about is a no show job, and a level of hypocrisy bordering on fraud. So why o why o why o do they fail to approach the story from point of view? No need to ask, is there? We know what they are, which is an extension of the DNC not to be taken seriously be an serious voter.

  39. hwc
    September 5, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    there is nothing worse than a man who doesn’t know how to wear a pair of jeans.
    can you say “moose-knuckle”?

  40. The political establishment of both parties have known for a long time that this was going to be a “throw the bums out” year. In a focus group now available in The WP no one, NO ONE wanted anything to do with Bush III and Hillary had serious problems. madehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/what-have-bush-clinton-learned-from-voters-attraction-to-the-outsiders/2015/09/05/3500ba66-532e-11e5-8c19-0b6825aa4a3a_story.html “The participants made it clear that they were fed up with politics as usual. They were harsh in their judgments about most traditional politicians, the political establishment and the way Washington works. They had no particular appetite for a clash-of-dynasties presidential campaign pitting a Bush against a Clinton.”
    “They were especially critical in their assessments of Jeb Bush. They were tepid toward Hillary Rodham Clinton, although judgments fell more predictably along partisan lines.”

    Private polling and unpublished internal data is probably worse. They have known this for months. The WP cited focus group is nine months old. What have !Jeb and Hillary been telling donors? Have they been lying outright or by omission. If I was one of their big donors I would be furious. This data makes them look like frauds. Cornering the pay for play cash donor market when you know your chances and the odds that you are not going to get to play is a scam. Expect both of them to have money problems soon. Money won’t buy you love or votes this time around. The Democratic party shrunk during Obama and the Republicans are being taken over by non-conservative voters mostly moderates and Indies who voted Repub in 2010 and 2014 who now increasingly identify as Republicans. Decreased immigration is now a “moderate” issue with the fringes of conservatives and progressive/liberals supporting it for different reasons.

  41. Private polling and unpublished internal data is probably worse. They have known this for months. The WP cited focus group is nine months old. What have !Jeb and Hillary been telling donors? Have they been lying outright or by omission. If I was one of their big donors I would be furious. This data makes them look like frauds. Cornering the pay for play cash donor market when you know your chances and the odds that you are not going to get to play is a scam. Expect both of them to have money problems soon. Money won’t buy you love or votes this time around. The Democratic party shrunk during Obama and the Republicans are being taken over by non-conservative voters mostly moderates and Indies who voted Repub in 2010 and 2014 who now increasingly identify as Republicans. Decreased immigration is now a “moderate” issue with the fringes of conservatives and progressive/liberals supporting it for different reasons.
    ——-
    If that is accurate then it is BAD NEWS. VERY BAD NEWS.

    WHY/

    Because it suggest that the RINO will win, the constitution will lose, and the globalization movement will continue unabated.

    We cannot have that.

  42. If that happens, then the moderates and indies who voted for Republican have learned nothing. If they become Republican, then they are rewarding the do nothing party that took their money and their votes, and the minute they gained power fucked them like a house cat. I will not say those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. I will simply repeat what I have said previously, that the voters are dumber than owl shit, and they deserve what they get–I sure as hell don’t. I hate being a victim of people who have the attention span of a flea, and are mesmerized by bright shiny objects and terrified by things that go bump in the night. It is like living in a land of six year olds where the eight year old is king. Right now that 8 year old is Obama, and I shudder to think what the elites will shove down our throats next time. Obviously, it will be Kasich or Rubio. Big time losers. I hope Trump and Cruz win, because otherwise, it will be the end of the republic and the onset of world government. If you think I am wrong about that, how many democrats did you count who stood up and opposed that fuckstick tool Obama as he dismanted constitutional government at the behest of his handlers?

  43. Yes, we are about to be overwhelmed while the globalist agenda advances. The populous does not seem to have a clue. The Pope is meeting this month with the rest of the tyrants to figure out how to control the world under the guise of “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and the banksters are planning our cashless society where you will get what you are given and everything is monitored.

    They will push to implement these things during the global economic crash that they have created, while people are standing in bread lines trying to figure out how to get through the day. I know this sounds tin-foil hat like, but it is actually unfolding.

    The thing that tells you this is oppression by tyrants instead of the formation of a better world is the nature of the “world leaders” involved. Not a single one of them stand for any kind of freedom, justice or human rights. Many of them are pretty obvious sociopaths and most of the rest are narcissists. They are all about control and oppression where they are amongst the elite. Although some degree of globalization would be integral in the advancement of society, what these monsters have planned is not a better world.

    One could only hope the Pope will tell them that there is a God and it is not them.

    Yes, we need to throw the bums out. The nations of the world need to throw the bums out. Every bum who has been voting against the best interests of their nation and the populous.

    Now Trump is taking a nationalists position while Hillary has been Obola 3.0. But what happened back in 2008 was basically a take over of the Democratic Party by globalist tyrants. Soros, in particular. So Hillary must defeat them before she can win. Not a good position to be in. No wonder her message is muddled. How can a person even know who she really is?

    So we will need to watch to see if we can really tell who is who.

  44. One could only hope the Pope will tell them that there is a God and it is not them.
    ——-
    Not this Pope.

    He is less of a theologian and more of a Marxist and like any good marketer, he is looking to appeal to his target audience, which is the illegals who are flooding into our country. I would not trust him any further than I could throw the kitchen sink, which is bolted down.

  45. “So we will need to watch to see if we can really tell who is who.” What world-wide organization controls most all the news, everywhere?

    Breitbart has at least 3 articles besides this one showing the media defending BLM: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/04/left-media-mobilize-to-defend-blacklivesmatter-ahead-of-slain-deputys-funeral/

    From The Conservative Tree house:
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/09/05/democrat-presidential-candidate-martin-omalley-wants-u-s-to-take-65000-syrian-refugees/#more-105739

    “Altogether, 66% of the total population think that the refugees pose a threat to Hungary.”

    Fidesz-KDNP is the ruling party, the party of PM Orbán. Jobbik is the far-right party (second biggest party). They both oppose immigration. What is very interesting is that all the left-wing parties (MSZP [third biggest party, 64%! against migrants], DK, Együtt, LMP) fanatically support immigration against the wishes of their voters.

    And (same source):

    “Meanwhile, the story behind this image quoted by Martin O’Malley is totally false – Pure Pallywood:”

    “A horrible story, yes. A tragic story, again YES. Heartbreaking, beyond YES. But the family were not refugees, nor was the father with them; nor did they need to flee anything; nor were they desperate, homeless, poor, or other. The media are selling a completely false narrative in an effort to make this child the face of a “humanitarian crisis”.

    More tomorrow…..”

  46. Donald Trump has a clear path to the White House, according to a shocking new poll from SurveyUSA.

    That’s a heart attack for the GOP establishment, which predicts that the arrival of even more low-wage foreign workers will yield more votes from low-wage Hispanics, and also more donations from the wealthy investors who pay the salaries of GOP consultants, pollsters, and advertising executives.

  47. I am proud of my state, and its 83 IQ governor. He was a year behind me in high school and he played football with his helmet off. Some things never change. The Black Lives Matter saints are treating him like Bernie Sander, and being a good liberal he is hard pressed to understand why they should be doing this to him. History should teach him that the hard left always attacks and destroys the moderate left first, even before it takes it battle to the right. The Bolsheviks destroyed the Menschviks so this is hardly a case of first impression. There is NOTHING the hard left does that is a mystery. They are predictable, and so is the response of the dim wits who never catch on to their game, which would include the editorial staff of NYT. If you could sluce those jackals down into the same gutter they are pushing us, it might wake them up, but short of that they learn nothing–and pay nothing for their serial mistakes. But sure as hell, the rest of us do.

  48. I almost forgot: here is the Black Lives Matter way off Broadway performance coming to wide screen theaters near you and broadcast from the Shangrila of statist thinking, Olympia Washington. I just hope the state patrol, a thoroughly useless police organization is there are the front line when these seekers of wisdom and truth call them Nazis, etc. If so, then I would have to say they have a point. If things get too rough, they can’t bring in the Texas Rangers, i.e. one ranger one riot. They would have to go nuclear and bring in Bernie Sander to look befuddled, and yield the podium.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/05/all-cops-are-bastards-black-bloc-riots-in-olympia-washington/

  49. The Democratic party shrunk during Obama and the Republicans are being taken over by non-conservative voters mostly moderates and Indies who voted Repub in 2010 and 2014 who now increasingly identify as Republicans.

    During BC’s era when things were centrist, isn’t that the same time that the republicans were more evangelical…..?

    If so, maybe the goofy far left can have what’s left of the party they destroyed, and the moderates and democrats and Indys can take over the center that Hillary abandoned. The goofy far right can just … well, maybe they could just start their own church…

  50. If you want to know why Trump can win, watch the following clip.

    The idiot actually laughs at the income inequality issue and then the other idiots babble and squiggle about growth (while we are being depopulated? and criticized for high consumptions?) They are devoid of any kind of common sense solutions.

    These are the bafoons in charge!

  51. The political class led by St. Ingatius at WashPo and Micheal Bechloss Presidential Historian assured us that Obama was fabulous, Fabulous, FABULOUS. And the sheeple believed them. For the record, this is what fabulous looks like, and it invites the calling of the goddess Nemesis. Which is also fabulous. But . . . . . . . . . maybe not.
    ——————–
    One little boy in a red T-shirt, lying face down, drowned, on a Turkish beach, is a tragedy. More than 200,000 dead in Syria, 4 million fleeing refugees and 7.6 million displaced from their homes are statistics. But they represent a collective failure of massive proportions.

    For four years, the Obama administration has engaged in what Frederic Hof, former special adviser for transition in Syria, calls a “pantomime of outrage.” Four years of strongly worded protests, and urgent meetings and calls for negotiation — the whole drama a sickening substitute for useful action. People talking and talking to drown out the voice of their own conscience. And blaming. In 2013, President Obama lectured the U.N. Security Council for having “demonstrated no inclination to act at all.” Psychological projection on a global stage. …

    What explains Obama’s high tolerance for humiliation and mass atrocities in Syria? The Syrian regime is Iran’s proxy, propped up by billions of dollars each year. And Obama wanted nothing to interfere with the prospects for a nuclear deal with Iran. He was, as Hof has said, “reluctant to offend the Iranians at this critical juncture.” So the effective concession of Syria as an Iranian zone of influence is just one more cost of the president’s legacy nuclear agreement.

    FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. Lu4PUMA
    September 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I have the same reaction to these three witches as you do. These are the human architects of our demise. Each of them has his fingerprints on the 2008 meltdown. Each of them are globalists. They should be sluiced into the garbage bin of history.

  53. Democratic party shrunk during Obama and the Republicans are being taken over by non-conservative voters mostly moderates and Indies who voted Repub in 2010 and 2014 who now increasingly identify as Republicans. Decreased immigration is now a “moderate” issue with the fringes of conservatives and progressive/liberals supporting it for different reasons.
    ——–
    No. This is a misread of what is occurring. This is the prayer of the consultant based establishment–that the party will become less conservative, less worried about the constitution and less apprehensive about the loss of liberty. But it is not reality. Trump is reality. That the three leading candidates come from outside politics–that is reality too. The establishment is not. The establishment is whistling past the grave yard, unable to comprehend what it is occurring and why the betrayal of 2014 was the catalyst. Simply put, the 2016 election about changing not only the course, but the entire system. It is, per force, a direct assault on the establishment, and half measures will not cut it. If they did, then Kasich and Rubio would be leading in the polls, rather than languishing on single digits. In the circles I travel in, nobody claims to be a Republican. Most of them claim to be independents. That is the handwriting on the wall.

  54. This is how the vile media manipulates. They are pushing Carly even in pictures. Look at the awful picture of Trump compared to the sweet little flattering picture of Carly who is actually quite unattractive. At this point, my fondest wish is for someone to take down the biased media.

  55. Does anyone know if Trump’s voter support is higher than Perot’s voter support was at this stage of the game?

    If Trump does not win the Rep. primary, can he win against Hillary in the General Election? (Assuming that Hillary finally comes out of the kook closet and picks up her sword and really fights to win???????????)

    As much momentum as Trump has right now, we have seen how weak the Republican vote is when their candidate runs too close to the center. IE: McCain, Mitt. The mid to right leaning R’s stay home on voting day.

  56. Wasserman Scultz supports Iran deal as I always knew she would. Another Jewish leader ensuring Iran gets the bomb and threatens Israel’s existence and ultimately America’s security as well. Colin Powell, a joke of a man who led us to war in Iraq directly leading to Iran’s rise by removing Sadam, also supports the deal because imo, he is an Obama supporter based strictly on race.

  57. He is much higher. If memory serves Perot never exceeded 20%. I am not sure whether that is an apples to apples comparison however. But this much I do know: If it were lower big media would be crowing about it. They will portray him as Perot and Cruz as Goldwater. Fortunately, big media is no longer the gatekeeper or the king maker they once were. In order to play that role there must be a level of trust, and they have breached that trust. Furthermore, with rare exceptions, the people who are in congress and big media today are fucking losers. If I had a company, I would not hire them. And if I did hire them I would watch their every move because sooner or later they would be doing the only thing they do really well, i.e. stealing me blind.

  58. jbstonesfan
    September 6, 2015 at 2:19 pm
    —————————————-
    She just looks like an abused wife crying while claiming to support the surrender treaty.

  59. Let me ask you a penetrating question:

    Would you trust the diminutive Bob Corker with tails and stick pin and old spice colon to manage you money? Would you demand a surety bond before you would let him get near it? Do you believe he is capable of embezzlement given his track record? He belongs on the Cotton Blossom steam boat circa 1880, plying the Mississippi River, cheating people out of their money at the poker table. Yes?

  60. Sarah Palin to Speak in DC at Anti-Iran Deal Rally
    …While speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday, Palin took part in a rare interview from a mainstream outlet that was filled with substance rather than bias and gotcha questions….
    at Breitbart

    Sweet.

  61. Lu4PUMA
    September 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm
    I have always believed that the Iran Deal was about opening up the country for the Globalist Locusts to feed. Iran is FOR SALE and the locusts are hungry.
    ——
    Of course it is. Iranian ex pats have assured me of this. The big American companies are doing a land office business currently in Iran. But they have to go through other countries who act as middle men. This toxic deal will give them direct access to that lucrative market, at the expense of US security and nuclear war. Again, again, again, again, again—the same fucking story: crony capitalism, privatize the profits, and socialize the losses and the risk of loss. And then, like Rubin (Citibank), Paulson (Goldman Sachs) and Geitner (Federal Reserve of NY) (above) they have the unmitigated gall to claim this is good for our economy just like having 93 million people not working is good for the economy, and Rubin tells us–perhaps you notice on tape that the 5.4 percent unemployment rate is a bit understated. No, it is not understated. It is the big lie to cover the sins of crony capitalism. What would be good for the economy would be to sluice those jackals into the dust bin of history. Meanwhile they obsess that the two parties are losing their appetite for globalism. Their greatest worry is that the day may come when government is no longer controlled by big business, but controls big business, and that is why they are rushing toward globalism as fast as they are–so they can place these sorts of decisions beyond the reach of democratic majorities in nation states, and in the hands of Harvard trained bureaucrats who despise the middle class, and seek to exert total control.

  62. One of the founders of Powerline, formerly with Aiken Gump, has an article disputing Trump’s statement that politicians can be bought. He claims that on major issues, campaign contribution may get you access, but they will not determine how the candidate votes. And he has a quaint quote by the former head of the California Assembly, that if you cannot take their food, liquor, etc. and still vote against them you do not belong here. What is important here, however, is what he does not say, which is that on all issues other than the most important ones where their reactions are baked in, politicians are most definitely for sale, and I am a little surprised he does not realize that. You do it through lobbyists and fundraisers for them. I have done it myself. And it is all legal—and it shouldn’t be. This guy needs to brush up his Shakespeare or better yet his Abamaoff—http://superstore.wnd.com/books/WND-Books/Capitol-Punishment-Hardcover. As you will see Jack asks how did we get a 20 trillion dollar deficit and he responds the politicians are not working for you, they are working for the special interests. I don’t care if he is a partner with Aiken Gump and worked in Washington, if he does not understand this basic fact, all I can say is god pity his clients.

  63. Does anyone know if Trump’s voter support is higher than Perot’s voter support was AT THIS STAGE IN THE GAME, i.e. 14 months out.

    Like I said, if memory serves he was about 20% at this stage in the game.

    When he got close to the election and before he withdrew I guess it did spike. I had forgotten that.

    At that time, I was doing business with Fletcher and Springer, a Dallas firm that was managing Perot’s campaign, and we talked about it. He was at 20%–and I think that was not just Republicans but all groups.

  64. If the political class was looking out for our interest there is no way we would have a $20 trillion national debt. So the powerline guy is way off base, and I hope he knows it. I take his feigned ignorance of this basic fact as nothing more than an excuse to attack Trump, since he does appear to be an establishment type. But the argument he makes against Trump is make weight at most.

  65. Does anyone know if Trump’s voter support is higher than Perot’s voter support was AT THIS STAGE IN THE GAME, i.e. 14 months out.

    It would take going to library. Real Clear Politics archives don’t go back that far!

    It’s not really comparable. Perot, as I recall, never ran for the GOP nomination, so his polling was always as an independent in the general election.

    General election polling before there are actual nominees is completely worthless.

  66. hwc
    September 7, 2015 at 12:47 am
    ———–
    I know what you want–for the cookie monster, i.e. Trump to just fade away, and stop scaring the horses and outshining a field of lack luster candidates. If you can show that other candidates who challenged the establishment candidate were ahead by as much or more than Trump is, then you can be dismissive of his candidacy. But if that is what happens, I do not believe there will be much support for the RINO candidate, because the base of the party will stay home. And the consultant class who runs the party are just as delusional as their democrat counterparts in hoping to expel the traditional republican coalition and substitute Hispanics in their stead and place. It is no accident that Jebediah addresses hispanic audiences in Spanish and is thinking about bringing a Mariachi band with him wherever he goes, even when he goes in the latrine to tap dance with the infamous Larry Craig. De mortiumus nil nisi bonu, or say Goodnight Johnnie.

  67. It seems that both parties want to expel white people–even though they are 70% of the electorate. Personally, I think that is grand, because we can start our own party and not worry about those losers.

  68. One of the founders of Powerline, formerly with Aiken Gump, has an article disputing Trump’s statement that politicians can be bought. He claims that on major issues, campaign contribution may get you access, but they will not determine how the candidate votes.

    Access is the commodity that is being purchased. Actually, I think the model is backwards. It really is an extortion racket with the politicians shaking down the lobbyists and interest groups.

    You can’t really separate the chicken from the egg. Democrats shake down special interests that favor the way Dems vote. Republicans shake down specials interests that favor the way Repubs vote. Both of them pretend to be hitting each other over the head in an intricately choreographed fight, because that creates fear of losing and maxes the shake down payments for both sides. They are partners in the same business.

  69. It would take going to library. Real Clear Politics archives don’t go back that far!
    —-
    A waste of time.

    They are neither informative or predictive.

    Their only purpose is refute the claim of inevitability.

    And that too is a waste of time.

    The only poll that counts is the one on election day.

  70. I know what you want–for the cookie monster, i.e. Trump to just fade away, and stop scaring the horses and outshining a field of lack luster candidates.

    Not really. He’s a useful idiot who is helping my prefered candidate. I don’t want his to fade away until the Trump/Jeb! battle has left smoking craters across the landscape.

    If you can show that other candidates who challenged the establishment candidate were ahead by as much or more than Trump is, then you can be dismissive of his candidacy.

    I just did. Rick Perry with the following poll numbers in the Republican primary at exactly this time:

    38%
    26%
    36%
    29%
    31%
    30%

    Trumps last six poll numbers at Real Clear:

    17%
    25%
    24%
    28%
    29%
    30%

    Perry’s biggest lead was 19%. Trump’s biggest lead has been 16%.

    I don’t know what you mean by “establishment candidate” in this cycle. The establishment really doesn’t have a viable candidate at the moment. Bush is toast and the establishment wing has not yet decided whether to coalesce behind Rubio, Walker, or Kasich as the replacement. The longer they wait, the more trouble they will be in.

  71. IMO, the most despicable corruption is when politicians donate taxpayer money to themselves. For example, a lucrative new contract for a public employees union followed by massive donations from the union to the politicians.

    Or, taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood followed by donations from Planned Parenthood to the politicians who voted for the taxpayer funding.

    That’s not selling access. That’s money laundering and stealing taxpayer money.

    The equivalent Republican game has traditionally been defense contracting donations.

  72. I think the polls provide valuable information (at least the good ones). The problem is that the media pundits forget that the polls only provide information about one specific point in time. I mean, in September 2007, it was certainly true that Hillary Clinton had an insurmountable lead for the Democratic nomination.

    Her first six poll numbers in September 2007 were:

    41%
    43%
    45%
    44%
    46%
    44%

    She was as much as 23% ahead of Obama in September 2007. In hindsight, that was one moment in time and certainly not predictive of the Iowa and Nevada caucus and the NH and SC primaries a few months later.

  73. I am beginning to wonder if the Trumpster knew a few weeks back that the invasion of Europe you would ramp up. If so, by focusing on our own weak border situation he would be able to point at Europe and say, “See? That’s what is going to happen here.”

    I find it amazing that in a few days we will be celebrating the 332nd anniversary of the storming of the Gates of Vienna. On September 11th the muslim hordes were finally turned back. I do not believe the date is a coincidence. Symbolism and imagery are very important to those little angels. Rather than take a cue from history, today the Austrians are waving them in and handing out donuts and coffee, sandwiches and blankets. The Pope [whom I do not care for, I miss Benedict] is asking for Europe to take on even more.

    It should be lost on no one that the vast majority of these “poor refugees” are men with no passports. All claim to be Syrian. Europe is on the verge of financial collapse. Taking on millions more mouths who wish not to work will only make way for entropy to speed up.

    It was over 40 years ago that Jean Raspail wrote about this. Our own modern day Mother Shipton, Jean Raspail explained how the little angels would eventually flood Europe once more in the modern era. With few resources and space left, Europe preferred to slaughter its own people in order to make way for the barbarian hordes. By taking what they perceived to be the “moral high-ground” they might lose the war but the leaders would most definitely be perceived as “tolerant” by the left and the barbarians.

    As Churchill famously said, “An appeaser is someone who feeds the crocodile and hopes the crocodile eats him last.”

    I realize few of us have any stomach left for another war in the Middle East. Taking on millions of refugees [many of whom will gladly eat us alive] will not solve the problem. Pulverizing the Islamic State will solve the problem. Then ship them all back. Lock the gates and throw away the key.

    Had the tide not been turned back 332 years ago today we would all be wearing burkas, screwing goats and women rights would be something only whispered about in dark hidden rooms underground. There would be no Christians left or a royal family in Britain, and there would not be a single Jew or gay left on the face of the planet.

  74. Kasich has now traded places with Bush as the “establishment candidate.” He is at 12% and Bush is barely hanging on to 6%. I don’t believe in either of those two numbers. I’ve yet to meet a single Bush supporter and there are few that know who Kasich is outside of Ohio.

    However, I think they are beginning to prop the little weasel up.

  75. lorac

    September 7, 2015 at 3:12 am

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

    Lorac, thanks for posting that clip…interesting people…

    …imagine they have minds of their own and are not nonthinking robots…

    btw…

    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/shock-poll-trump-receives-25-of-black-vote-in-general-election-matchup/

    snip

    But digging into the racial breakdown of the respondents is revealing. For example, the poll finds 25% of black respondents say they would vote for Trump over Clinton.

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

    Hillary is dooming herself with this futile ‘O Coalition’ strategy…I cannot believe she did not come straight out of the gate as ‘I am Hillary…hear me roar’ instead of this very mushy campaign…

  76. Kasich’s poll numbers in one state, inflated by 6 weeks of being the only candidate with a major TV campaign in the state, are not the same as national support. He’s basically running a one-state campaign.

    It’s a bit emblematic of his status as a 1990’s pol. In the last century, the NH primary was the end all and be all. Now, it is really quite out of step with the broader Republican base, which is decidedly more southern, western, and conservative than New Hampshire.

    Could be become the establishment candidate? Yes. He certainly has a Jon Huntsman “Democrat” approach that appeals to “Republicans” on the network talking heads shows like David Brooks. Time will tell.

    Here’s the average of the five national polls since the last debate on the Real Clear Politics list:

    Trump 26.8
    Carson 12.8
    Bush 9.3
    Cruz 7.5
    Rubio 6.0
    Walker 5.8
    Fiorina 4.8
    Huckabee 4.3
    Kasich 4.0
    Paul 3.3
    Christie 3.0
    Perry 1.3
    Santorum 0.8
    Jindal 0.3
    Pataki 0.3

  77. Since he is a racist asshole, “Colon” fits him perfectly.

    I am so pissed off. The news only shows the “mothers with babies looking for a better life.” They are not showing the thousands rioting, throwing rocks, throwing their own shit at the Italians and tourists. Throwing people out of buses and cars to then drive them across the border. I would call them animals but I know that is a disservice to animals.

    There is however a perfect word in Spanish, “escoria” It means, vile, miserable, impure, scum, corrupt.

  78. The economic meltdown continues with China at the epicenter. They are selling record levels of US Treasuries, the stock market in significant decline and another report of an exploding chemical plant. Maybe they had plants there exploding all the time and we are just now hearing about it? Or maybe it is safer for their owners that they explode instead of go in to default.

    I guess this is all really bad timing for Obola’s Legacy.

  79. Yea, there’s Joe, firing off on his half a brain. Gee, wasn’t he part of the administration that created this bubble economy to loot the populous for the elite?

    Now that it is time to assume crash position, he finally gets it?

  80. This is why Donald Trump can win.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/15/venture-capitalist-h1-b-avocate-americans-dont-work-hard-enough/

    “We don’t need foreign workers. We have plenty of Americans who are fully capable and equipped to carry out these jobs. It’s an absolute issue of corporate greed; nothing more nothing less,” former Edison employee and Marine Pat Lavin told Breitbart News. He said that SoCal Edison was replacing $95,000 annual wage earners with H1-B visa workers who will earn $60,000 to $65,000 instead.

    The H1-B program was created in 1990 by Congress. Over the years, the costs of wages were never pegged to inflation, which resulted in a plateauing of salaries and rampant abuse of the program.

    Professor Ron Hira of the Rochester Institute of Technology has said, “The Indian government dubs the H1B program the ‘outsourcing visa’,” and adds:

    Congress in conjunction with multiple Administrations have inadvertently created a highly lucrative business model of bringing in cheaper H-1B workers to substitute for Americans… The H-1B program is most definitely harming American workers, harming them badly, and on a large scale.

  81. Then, for legal immigrants:

    The chart is especially important because what it shows for just the month of August will be enough to provide the Trump – and every other – campaign with enough soundbites and pivot points to last it for weeks on end: namely, that in August a whopping 698,000 native-born Americans lost their job. This drop was offset by 204,000 foreign-born Americans, who got a job in the month of August.

    But the punchline: since December 2007, according to the Household Survey, only 790,000 native born American jobs have been added. Contrast that with the 2.1 million foreign-born Americans who have found a job over the same time period…

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-07/698k-native-born-americans-lost-their-job-august-why-suddenly-most-important-jobs-ch

  82. I guess this is all really bad timing for Obola’s Legacy.

    His chickens!, Chickens!!, CHICKENS!!! . . .

    Have come home to roost–

    And they are shitting on his head

    Yes, chicken shit rolling down his nostrils, face, and lips

    Oh, but his legacy . . . . it is fabulous . .

    Obamacare will give us death panels in our golden years

    The Iran deal will give us nuclear war which will save the cost of death panels

    Yes, this dope smoking gold brick thinks of everything

    Candidly, we should expect no less from a messiah

    On domestic abuse, he is makes Nixon look like Mother Teresa

    On foreign affairs, he makes Chamberlain look William the Conqueror

    Yes, big media loves him–LOVES HIM

    There must be something wrong with me however, because I cannot share their enthusiasm

  83. A glimmer of hope? Dare I say that she is growing a pair? Finally are we seeing some offense? Has the veil been lifted? Only time will tell, but this is so very refreshing….

    Clinton says no email apology: ‘What I did was allowed’

    By CATHERINE LUCEY
    Associated Press

    From article……..{Emphasis mine}

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she does not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at the State Department because “what I did was allowed.”

    In an interview with The Associated Press during a Labor Day campaign swing through Iowa, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination also said the lingering questions about her email practices while serving as President Barack Obama’s first secretary of state have not damaged her campaign.

    ………..

    Yet even in calling the inquiry into how she used email as the nation’s top diplomat a distraction, Clinton played down how it has affected her personally as a candidate.

    “As the person who has been at the center of it, not very much,” Clinton said. “I have worked really hard this summer, sticking to my game plan about how I wanted to sort of reintroduce myself to the American people.”

    ………..

    The one-on-one interview with AP was the second for Clinton in the past four days. On Friday, she did not apologize for using a private email system when asked directly by NBC, “Are you sorry?” Asked Monday by the AP why she won’t directly apologize, Clinton said: “What I did was allowed. It was allowed by the State Department. The State Department has confirmed that.

    “I did not send or receive any information marked classified,” Clinton said. “I take the responsibilities of handling classified materials very seriously and did so.”

    Read more at http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DEM_2016_CLINTON_INTERVIEW?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-09-07-17-49-04

    A GLIMMER of hope…..

    Hillary 2016?

  84. gonzotx
    September 7, 2015 at 6:58 pm
    __________________________

    It’s the most direct that she has been since the start of the campaign began. And this answer doesn’t have any nuance. Plain english. Same answer to NBC as well as AP. Its a small movement in the right direction.

    Hillary 2016?

  85. Lu and Tony,

    The economic meltdown continues with China at the epicenter. They are selling record levels of US Treasuries, the stock market in significant decline and another report of an exploding chemical plant.

    I guess this is all really bad timing for Obola’s Legacy.

    Tony Stark
    September 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm
    CNN says in their headline “Joe Biden: ‘Something is wrong’ with economy’.”

    ——–

    I was floored at work the other day when a very, very well educated AA Obama ‘ride or die’ supporter said to me,

    “Recently Obama has listed all the things that he has accomplished as President, and he included that he had balanced the budget and there is no longer a national debt.

    She is in a position that having a fight about Obama would be against my self interest, as far as my job is considered.

    My mouth hung open at the statement she made, better an open mouth than laughing right in her face.

    I said, are you kidding?

    She said, no it was a fact.

    I said that the US has a huge, trillion dollar (17 trillion, but who’s counting trillions anyway…) debt and that if the budget were really balanced as Obama says, why aren’t any of the news sites saying this? I said to please do me the favor of sending me any article saying the US has a balanced budget and we are not in a huge debt.

    She said, “It’s all too political”.

    I said that our national debt isn’t political, it’s a certainty, one way or the other.

    She immediately ended the conversation by saying she didn’t have time to look for an article proving what Obama said.

    Unfortunately, this woman not only believes this bullshit, but she is in a position to influence many other ‘uninformed’ people.

  86. jbstonesfan
    September 7, 2015 at 3:33 pm
    Hope all are having a good Labor Day. It is rainy and miserable here in Boca.

    Thanks jb, I hope you and all Big Pinkers are having a great day off.

    Jb, not much sympathy here for your misery…in BOCA.

  87. Shadowfax
    September 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm
    ————————
    The bobot will be fine as long as she does not have any investments in the stock market or real estate. Otherwise, she may be in for a rude awakening.

    You’re in California, huh? I think they have really isolated, there. It is the heartland of kookdom.

  88. Jb, not much sympathy here for your misery…in BOCA.
    =====================

    lol…at least you made me laugh which is rare these days.

  89. Syria is just the latest abandonment of human rights by Obama

    The size of the humanitarian crisis with its epicenter in Syria has reached such proportions that even Barack Obama’s apologists are becoming appalled by the scope and the lack of a visible end point. My colleague, Moe Lane, posted on this earlier in the day. While this particular crisis is tied directly to dunderheaded foreign policy decision making on the part of Obama (‘let’s try to overthrow Bashar Assad without a plan and see what happens’), the disaster itself is directly related to Assad being an Iranian client and Obama being unwilling to do anything to make the Iranians unhappy and scuttle his rush to surrender.

    This is not a one-off. Obama, perhaps uniquely among American presidents, has completely embraced a foreign policy that would have gagged a harden realist like Henry Kissinger. Obama has decided to pursue his policy aims independent of any concern about human rights.

    The left recognized early on what was coming.

    Back in 2010 the radical left CommonDreams gave a cutting critique of Obama’s human right record though, naturally, couching it in terms of blaming Bush:

    In the short term, however, Obama’s failure to more boldly address human rights concerns have alienated much of Obama’s progressive base of support. The right wing, meanwhile, disingenuously portrays Obama as retreating from his predecessor’s supposed support for democracy and human rights. Although the Bush administration provided even more assistance to governments engaged in human rights abuses and used pro-democracy rhetoric largely as a ruse for empire, Obama’s lukewarm support for human rights has enabled right-wingers to seize the moral high ground. As a result, the perceived weakness of the Obama administration’s human rights record raises important ethical and political questions.

    In 2014, Human Rights Watch had this to say:

    By contrast, a U.S. government that forsakes human rights ideals is one that is likely to be seen—and taken advantage of—as lacking resolve. When Obama tried to placate Beijing at the time of his first visit by downplaying rights and delaying a meeting with the Dalai Lama, China saw this as a sign of weakness to be exploited. Vladimir Putin came to a similar conclusion when Obama refused to expand the Magnitsky list of Russian rights abusers whose assets will be seized or to sanction banks that facilitate the resupply of Bashar al-Assad’s killing machine. Those positions emboldened the Kremlin to support Ukraine’s abusive former leader against a popular uprising and to protect the Syrian government as it slaughters and deprives civilians in opposition-held areas.

    How about some highlights

    Obama has ignored human trafficking violations by Malaysia and Cuba.

    The Iran nuclear deal was inked with Iran still listed as a state sponsor of terror and a chronic human rights abuser.

    Cuba was removed from the list of state sponsors of terror despite no change in its behavior.

    The plight of Chinese pro-democracy dissidents has been ignored.

    Obama ignored the one-party state in Ethiopia, calling it democratic… he might have meant this is how Democrats would like to run things.

    Atrocities in North Korea and Iran go unremarked as we suck up to those despotic regimes and Christian communities are exterminated without acknowledgement.

    While one can carry the idolatry of human rights to illogical extremes (see Carter, Jimmy) the one thing that has historically set the United States apart from other great powers is our insistence that human rights were a universal principle. Without that morality guiding our foreign policy it is easy to allow Russia to carve out chunks of Ukraine and to falsely imprison and try Ukrainians traveling through Russia. It is easy to allow our ‘allies’, the Turks, to aid ISIS in exterminating Kurdish populations. It is acceptable to set off a humanitarian catastrophe and walk away from it.

    This isn’t a right wing attack. This is a fact that even the left is finally acknowledging.

  90. I was floored at work the other day when a very, very well educated AA Obama ‘ride or die’ supporter said to me,

    “Recently Obama has listed all the things that he has accomplished as President, and he included that he had balanced the budget and there is no longer a national debt.”

    She is in a position that having a fight about Obama would be against my self interest, as far as my job is considered.

    My mouth hung open at the statement she made, better an open mouth than laughing right in her face.

    I said, are you kidding?

    She said, no it was a fact.
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    Shadow, don’t confuse her with facts.

    That is like singing to pigs–waste of time, annoys the pigs.

    Just smile, laugh and ask her whether she also believes in the tooth fairy.

    When she objects, just tell her you will take that answer as a yes.

  91. The bobot will be fine as long as she does not have any investments in the stock market or real estate
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    I assume that is a financial opinion, and not a medical opinion.

    Medically speaking, I think it is safe to say she is floridly delusional.

    Guns, knives, and other dangerous objects are contra-indicated.

  92. Shadow, I was doing some work in Texas years ago for a group of cattlemen and I got to know a lady who was the aunt of a famous New Orleans Chef–Paul Prudome. I was reminded of her when this you described this “very, very very well educated” co-worker. This lady, Mary, said our children were doing just fine until we sent them to college and they educated the common sense out of them. Of course, your associate is not the only one. My favorite punching bag is the Saint. He went to all the right places–St Albans, Harvard, Skull and Bones, etc. I look at people like that and they remind me of the die hard Bush supporters. And as far as them being well educated, there is often an inverse coalition between education and common sense. But more that that, these people have very personal reasons for clinging to a god who by every conceivable metric, and by the weight of the evidence that has failed miserably. He has the reverse Midas touch. Everything the Messiah touches turns to shit, and when it does, he likes to stick the turd in someone else’s pocket, in this case Hillary’s.

  93. Lu

    Yeah, she is in CA and ‘bought’ a condo with no $ down and borrowed up to her eyeballs to get it. Tried to talk me into doing the same thing, like it was going to Safeway for a loaf of bread.

    No bueno.

  94. Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you’re a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4546796/donald-trump-sentence

  95. Wbb

    Her education isn’t why she believes this bs, it’s the typical ONLY black lives matter mind set. Their half black King makes them so proud.

  96. hwc
    September 7, 2015 at 10:56 pm
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    Nice.

    That posting tells me more about the poster than it tells me about Donald.

    It tells me that Donald is not a member of the chattering class. He is a builder of things, a negotiator, and a guy who gets things done. For him, language is not an end unto itself, but a tool for conveying concrete ideas and showing he has what it takes to get it done.

    The poster chooses to remain anonymous, which is a sign that he is a spineless sort of critter. He worries about sentence structure more than substance. He wants to diagram the sentence. People who get off on that sort of shit do not build things, do not make fortunes, do not face down competitors and do not meet payrolls. They are gadflies, typical of what you find in academia and big media.

  97. The other thing I sense about that anonymous poster is, on the odds, he is very, very, very well educated. Normal people do not obsess about diagramming sentence structure. It takes a very high intellect to obsess over such things. And maybe a little ocd as well.

    A friend of mine has a 1967 Shelby Mustang which he is having restored. In addition, he purchased the remains of a 2014 Shelby Cobra with a 662 hsp engine, as opposed to the 289 hsp which came in it originally. From a dead stop this engine does 0-60 mph in 3 seconds, so I am told. All I know it the acceleration can give you a case of whiplash if you are not ready for it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4MYlLVodyw

    We were hoping to get this hybrid to the SEMA event in November, but it did not work out. Lost confidence in the repair shop that was doing the work, so we had to get it out of there and into another shop to complete the project. This was tricky because we had a car worth $250,000 which was in pieces and needed to be moved with the utmost care.

    I have had some experience with towing companies, through hueristic trial and error. Give them a simple hook up and toe and most of them are fine. Give them a complicated project and most of them will fuck it up. Just as not all politicians, doctors, lawyers etc. there is a wide range. The old adage hope for the best, expect the worst and settle for what’s in between.

    I brought in a guy who I know who has rescued me when other towers gave up. This guy is brilliant at doing the really tough tows, and he understands not just the mechanics but the physics of it, the vectors etc. Well, he got the vehicle from origin to destination safely in gale force storm and rain, with me driving behind him with the parts in a U-haul trailer making sure it did not tip over.

    He is a young guy, honest, hard working etc. And he has one of those mechanical minds which I envy very much because I sure as hell don’t have one. Even so, he tells me that he feels inferior because he does not have a college education, and probably could not diagram a Donald Trump sentence. But like Donald he gets to job done rather than sitting on his arse in a desk job taking shots at people who do.

  98. Wbb

    Her education isn’t why she believes this bs, it’s the typical ONLY black lives matter mind set. Their half black King makes them so proud.
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    Then she is unhinged.

    Proud of what?

    Failure??

    Calling failure success does not make it so.

    I think what we have is someone who cannot face up to reality.

    After the war, after the horrors of the concentration camp were revealed to the world, Germany lay in ruins there were unrepentant Nazis who continued to believe the myth.

    The psychological term for this is denial.

    If she faced reality, she might heed something Pat Buchanan said nearly 8 years ago: if now is the time to have a black president, let us at least be sure that he is the RIGHT black president.

    In other words, if he is a success, then it is a positive step. But if he is a failure, if he cannot manage the affairs of office, if his track record is one of racial division, foreign policy failure and the collapse of our role as world leader, then it is a leap backwards for everyone.

  99. This business of denial must be a survival mechanism. It is hard wired into people, particularly when the invest too heavily in a speculative venture–from politics to amore. Perhaps that is why Judge Learned Hand said a wise man is a skeptical one.

  100. When Churchill was attacked for ignoring the traditions of the British Navy he responded the British Navy has but three traditions–rum, the lash and sodomy.

    Likewise, when history writes the Obama legacy, it too will consist of three parts—bankrupting our kids, assaulting the constitution, and forfeiting our position of world leadership.

    Ted is right about that.

    Even though big media calls him fabulous because he has sucked the wealth of the country into Washington. there is room for doubt. Between him and big media, they have destroyed our nation. And we cannot pass this thing off–they must be held accountable, and pulverizing the bullshit legacy he attempts to put out is only the beginning.

  101. The temperature is balmy, the scenery lush and these “folks” (a favorite world of Bambi) run a five star hotel, with a solitous staff who are there to serve and cater to every need of their guests. So I was just thinking, hell, Black Lives Matter and the DNC–to the extent there is any difference– have been working hard to create a most just universe. We do not want them to burn themselves, therefore a vacation in a sunny tropical place is indicated. Moreover, deserve nothing but the best. Lord knows they have earned it after dispatching bernie sanders from the podium in Seattle. I think they would enjoy he accommodations at the Greybar Hotel which is run by the fine staff of MS-13, who do a very entertaining Donner Party skit. N.B. Not to be confused with the Donor Party, which is of course the Republicans) If the could rangle Rangel and Sharpton to go there with them, then Sharpton could be the pig at the luau. Reed told Guilliband he liked his women a little pudgy. Well, cannibals do too, and who can blame them. However, judging from the fact that he showed no interest in Candy Crowley who is six axe handles wide, I gather that there are limits on dirty Harry’s sexual appetites. This may also explain why he has a shiner. Women are scarce in Searchlite Nevada, mules are not, and the only problem with that is mules have been known to kick when Harry Reid gets too frisky.

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/09/07/el-salvador-2500-ms-13-gang-members-left-to-run-their-own-prison/

  102. I have no respect for this guy, or his opinions, after he threw Trump out of the Red State convention. Just as I have no respect for Megan Kelly (Lady MacBeth who runs her thumb down the edge of a sharp knife while she stares at Trump’s throat, and says under her breath, wouldn’t it be grand, wouldn’t it be great for little old me me me if I sliced and diced him for the sake of feminism, good journalism, and last but surely not least my career–only it didn’t quite work out that way, thus proving that the best laid schemes of Morlock (Murdock) and Ails (Ailes), like the schemes of mice, men and surely rats gang aft agley. However, here is that Winnie the Poo look alike Erickson, in all his fat ass glory, writing the political future, this one that should please anyone who like Hillary because she is Hillary, and not for what she no longer stands for. Bottom line: the donor, the donor and the donors. And here you thought that was just a Republican disease. THIS IS WHY THE SYSTEM ITSELF MUST BE DESTROYED. And if anyone can do it Donald will. Yes he can. Can-can.
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    We’re going to hear a lot about Joe Biden coming up. He is suddenly relevant again. As Hillary’s poll numbers go down and leading Democrats continue to see Bernie Sanders as not really viable, Biden becomes a logical alternative.

    Joe and Jill Biden are two of the nicest people in Washington, D.C. The amount of time they spend caring for wounded veterans, unreported by the press, is commendable. They are real people and Joe Biden has an amazing ability to connect to the middle class. Republicans should not underestimate him. But they also should not worry much about him.

    The fact is the Democratic Primary is going exactly as planned. Hillary Clinton is on a glide path to the nomination. The reason she and her campaign are obfuscating truth regarding her emails is because she knows that the moment she has the nomination, the press criticism will disappear and Democrats will rapidly consolidate.

    If Joe Biden runs, he will have to break donors away from Hillary’s camp. He will have to spend inordinate amounts of time fundraising. Then he will have to navigate a primary system already stacked in Hillary’s favor. Likewise, he will have to find staff for a campaign that knows there will be hell to pay if Hillary is the nominee.

    On top of all that, Hillary Clinton is probably going to be the nominee anyway. With the money, man power, and rules of the game written in her favor, Clinton remains the odds on favorite for the nomination. Biden running against her would force her to spend massive sums of money and then ride out the summer like Mitt Romney without the general election dollars that flow after her nomination.

    Joe Biden may be able to give her a run for her money. Hell, Bernie Sanders is giving her a run for her money. But it is not a sure thing and risks all sorts of variables not currently in play.

  103. It cannot go on this way. However, it will until it cannot go on any longer. The elites are pointing the youth toward the baby boomers and telling them THEy STOLE YOUR FUTURE, and, by inference, we had nothing to do with it. We merely shipped your jobs overseas, let millions of illegals into the country, stole from your pension funds, elected our shill Obama, and he did the rest to destroy your future, and made you love him. And, as always, the point man on this divide and conquer strategy is big media.
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    What is going on that these kids would prefer an old fart socialist like Bernie Sanders to Clinton?
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    Deapster KenoshaMarge • 2 days ago
    They want free stuff.
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    KenoshaMarge Deapster • 2 days ago
    Precisely.
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    Deapster KenoshaMarge • 2 days ago
    They are also ticked the Baby Boomers stole their future.
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    KenoshaMarge Deapster • 2 days ago
    You mean those of us who are on Social Security that we were forced to pay into all our working lives? Although I’m not a boomer, I’m too old.

    If they want to be mad at someone be mad at the politicians that give away all our futures to people that never worked a day in their lives to get their votes.

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