Not A Soap Opera: Donald Trump Stars in Dallas; Jeb Bush Bombs In Dynasty

Update II: New Jeb Bush ad: “Todos somos Americanos”.



There is something very wrong with this ad for JeBush that helps Donald Trump. Can you guess what that is? Hint: you don’t have to be very smart or smart at all to figure out the answer. Just be smarter than the Rick Perry or JeBush superbrains.

Bonus question for extra credit: Can you guess what is smart about the location for tonight’s Donald Trump speech about national security?

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Update: Two new polls show Jeb Bush trailing Trump by at least 15 points — in his home state of Florida. It’s worst for Marco Rubio. The two new polls from PPP and Gravis provide new Dynasty troubles for JeBush as Florida residents by 47% want JeBush to get out of the presidential race (40% want JeBush to continue to bore the nation). Head-to-head Trump v. Bush matches shows Trump thumping Dynasty boy.

Trump leads with 28 percent in PPP’s poll, with Ben Carson second at 17 percent, Bush at 13, and Rubio at 10. Gravis has Trump at 33.6 percent followed by Carson at 22.4, Jeb at 15.2, and Rubio at a dismal 5.4. Yes, you read that correctly: Both polls have Trump ahead of the combined total of Florida’s two native sons.

The JeBush strategy now is pump up the latest pawn assigned to bring down Trump then take down the pawn once his job is done. The latest pawn for JeBush is Dr. Ben Carson (tomorrow it will be Fiorina). Big Media will pump up the doctor with polls that have six percent margins of error and small (376 Republicans) sample sizes. Anything to bring up the Dynasty ratings and save JeBush. But state and national polls show Trump trumping and Gentle Ben down in the ratings along with Dynasty.

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Texas’ Ted Cruz must be in tears. Cruz’s supposed competition to win the Texas Primary in March of 2016, Rick Perry, dropped out on Friday. But instead of a victory romp for Ted Cruz – here comes Donald Trump. In Dallas! Big Rally! Trump, Trump and trumped.

Jeb Bush? The towel of tears is drenched. The Bush Dynasty figured that with little dynast George P. Bush as an elected state-wide official in Texas, Uncle Jeb had an “in” to win. Then came Trump. Dallas beats Dynasty. Trump, Trump and trumped.



Dallas? Dynasty? We never watched those TV soap operas which aired in prime time in an era now vanished. But we know they existed. We know they were very popular. But not with us. We never watched. They seemed to be the same.



We never saw the TV soap operas but we do watch the very different struggle, the very real life drama taking place in our political world:

Slipping far back in polls, can Jeb Bush bounce back in the next debate?

In recent days, Jeb Bush has spent time in his comfort zones: Kennebunkport, Maine. New Hampshire. And Miami. [snip]

Buoyed by the sight of family members and old friends, Bush used a visual aid in speaking about the current state of the Republican race. [snip]

Since the start of the year, Bush has held political events in New Hampshire and Florida most often, according to a Washington Post review of his schedule. But winning the GOP nomination will require time spent in less familiar places, such as Iowa, where he earned just 3 percent support in a poll released Sunday. [snip]

Issues of vitality have plagued Bush for weeks as Trump has repeatedly mocked him as “low-energy,” boring, and ill-suited for the presidency because of his family name. The relentless attacks have made the past several weeks especially humbling for Bush. He has faced tougher scrutiny from reporters eager for him to volley back at Trump’s barbs while maintaining a grueling fundraising schedule that has taken him to cities such as Birmingham, Ala., and Salt Lake City. The relentless pace has resulted in a sometimes-melancholy delivery to voters or ornery exchanges with reporters.

Since the first face-to-face encounter with Trump, Bush’s once-dominant status has been erased. His numbers peaked at nearly 17 percent nationally in mid-July, but they were cut in half by last week to just 8.3 percent, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls frequently cited by campaigns. In New Hampshire, a CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday put him in a tie for fifth place, far behind Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and businesswoman Carly Fiorina.

Dynasty Jeb Bush is a bomb at the polls because few want to watch low energy bores drone on.

Dallas Donald Trump is a viewer magnet. The magnate is a magnet:

The Donald Keeps Getting Stronger

The Donald is now in the strongest position he’s thus far occupied. He’s at 28 percent in the RealClear average. He’s got leads of +7 and +15 in Iowa and New Hampshire, respectively. And he’s running closer to Clinton in general election match-ups (he’s -2 against her) than anyone except for Marco Rubio.

Yet even that isn’t the most impressive aspect of Trump’s rise. No, the most significant trick Trump has pulled is to radically change the public’s perception of him in just 12 weeks.

That article is from the Donald Trump hating Weekly Standard. It’s a week old. The new news is that Dallas Donald is box office gold:

The new poll found Trump to be the favorite of 33 percent of registered Republicans and ­Republican-leaning independents. That is a jump of nine percentage points since mid-July and a 29-point increase since late May, just before Trump announced his candidacy. He does well with most groups of GOP voters, but his strongest support comes from those who do not have a college degree and those with incomes below $50,000. [snip]

After Trump and Carson, there is a significant falloff in support for the other candidates. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who began the year as the nominal GOP front-runner, stands at 8 percent, his lowest ever in Post-ABC surveys of the 2016 field. Next, at 7 percent each, are Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida. No one else registered above 5 percent.

No one wants to see Jeb Bush in Dynasty.

Must watch Monday night viewing? Dallas, with star Donald Trump.

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117 thoughts on “Not A Soap Opera: Donald Trump Stars in Dallas; Jeb Bush Bombs In Dynasty

  1. L’shana Tovah! to those observing/celebrating Rosh Hashanah.

    Our best to you as we remind you that Obama will soon be gone. So stay happy and be well.

  2. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-on-ceo-pay-its-a-complete-joke/

    Donald Trump on CEO pay: It’s a “complete joke”

    Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump said Sunday that increasing CEO pay is “a total and complete joke” but that he can’t do anything to change it.

    “It does bug me. It’s very hard if you have a free enterprise system to do anything about that,” Trump said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “You know the boards of companies are supposed to do it but I know companies very well and the CEO puts in all his friends…and they get whatever they want you know because their friends love sitting on the board.”

    “That’s the system that we have and it’s a shame and its disgraceful,” Trump said.

    Tell it like it is!

  3. What the Republican Party does not realize is that Donald is their only real asset. Without him, the widespread perception among its own members and base is that party is moribund, in bed with donors, and betraying the American People. Meanwhile, the dims in general an Axlegrease in particular see them for the joke they are. The Republican Party needs a de-lousing, and Donald is just the man to do it. That said, he is better off politically, if he is the adversary of the establishment, and any effort to cozy up them will produce sighs of just another politician. Thus, it is best that the keep a respectable distance. That my be easier than you think however because the party is dominated by its donors, and donors will not support a candidate who has enough money to finance his own campaign, because they know that when that is the case, he cannot be bribed to support their interests at the expense of the country the way a Kasich, Christie, or Jeb! can.

  4. Good-bye Carly:

    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-09-14/under-fiorina-hp-earned-millions-from-sales-in-iran

    On the campaign trail this year, Carly Fiorina has been a staunch advocate of keeping crippling sanctions on Iran, but under her leadership, Hewlett-Packard sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of products to Iran through a foreign subsidiary, despite strict U.S. export sanctions.

    Fiorina, who served as CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005, often criticizes President Obama’s deal with Iran on the basis that he is agreeing to sanctions relief for Iran too quickly and in exchange for paltry concessions on the part of Tehran. In April, she said Iran sanctions were “unraveling fast,” something she called a “dangerous development.”

    Fiorina often cites her time as a corporate executive as a credential for running for president and said in July she would back away from the Iran deal if elected and renegotiate. She has also warned that European countries, as well as Russia and China, are rushing “to open the Iranian economy.” She has also accused Iran of cheating on sanctions.

    What Fiorina never mentions on the stump is that while she was in charge, Hewlett-Packard used a European subsidiary and a Middle East distributor to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of printers and other computer equipment to Iran.

    HP’s unusual omnipresence inside Iran was first reported in 2008 by the Boston Globe, which discovered that in 1997 the company struck up a partnership with a new Indian company in Dubai called Redington Gulf. The partnership was so successful distributing in Iran that HP printers were No. 1 there,, with 41 percent of the market share by 2007.

    All U.S. companies were banned from exporting to Iran in 1995, when President Bill Clinton issued two executive orders tightening sanctions on Iran in response to Iran’s support for international terrorism and pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. If HP executives knew about what the Dubai-based distributor was doing, they would have been breaking U.S. law.

  5. Waiting for Trump. I like Greta but her guests are really anti-Hillary. I am concerned, however, over the poll that shows she has dropped so much among democratic women. That is her base . Can dem women really prefer Saunders and or Biden, two real male chauvinists?

  6. Admin,

    I have not been to this site for a long time and I have just read some of the more recent articles. I am not sure if I read it correctly but it seems that you want Trump to be the Republican nominee. Am I correct? If so, why? Do you think that he is easier to beat than the rest?

    Rickya

  7. Trump is doing all the things that admin wished Hillary would do: attack Obama and attack Big Media. If Trump becomes the GOP nominee, then maybe she will get a clue and up her game as well instead of waiting to be run over again by Obama’s bus.

  8. Heather Mac Donald has all the credentials of a garden variety elitist—-Andover prep school, Yale, Oxford, Stanford, and yet she somehow has managed to keep her wits about her, just as Ted Cruz has. All kidding aside, an Ivy League education is a heavy cross to bare, because it imbues you with a sense that you are a superior human being, and when you are wrong, as you often are, you have a god given right, naye an affirmative obligation to smite the critic. It is all the more reassuring to know that, as Edgar Alan Poe imagined there really is balm in Gilead, there are a conservative or two who survived an Iv League education. Here is part of her bio:

    Mac Donald identifies herself as a secular conservative. She has argued that conservative thinking is superior to liberalism by virtue of the ideas alone, and that religion should not affect the argument and is unnecessary for conservatism.[1] She has criticized the notion of treating boys as a new victim group, and criticized universities for seeking to hire so-called diversity consultants to help boys succeed.[15] She has criticized welfare, and blamed philanthropic institutions such as the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation for suggesting that welfare is a right; in particular, she has criticized welfare as having a negative impact in the sense that “generations have grown up fatherless and dependent”.[2] She has written that welfare programs serve as a “dysfunction enabler”[9] and that food stamps cause an “unhealthy dependence”.[10][11] She has criticized American immigration policy as “importing another underclass”, referring to Hispanics, which has the “potential to expand indefinitely”.[3] She has argued that the reduction in crime seen in American cities since 1991 is a result of efficient policing, high incarceration rates, more police officers working, data-driven approaches such as CompStat in which police efforts target high-crime areas, and holding precinct commanders accountable for results.[6] On the subject of terrorism prevention, Mac Donald has defended the Patriot Act and argued a case for secrecy and speed in handling problems as well as the sharing of information between departments within the intelligence community, and advocated that the benefits of government power be balanced against the risks of abuse.[5] She has advocated for religious profiling by the police on the grounds that “you cannot be an Islamic terrorist unless you’re a member of the Muslim faith”.[7] She has said that the Abu Ghraib prison scandal’s fallout was overblown and that opponents of then-President Bush used it to construct an exaggerated “master narrative”; she said that Abu Ghraib was “torture lite” compared with more brutal atrocities such as those of Pol Pot.[4] She defended using torture as an interrogation technique as being necessary in selected circumstances.[4]

  9. Heather Mac Donald has this article in today’s WSJ, which should alarm the Democrat Party, because it shines the light of reason and common sense on the delusions they promote, and there grave cost to society, measured in term of the dead and wasted lives. This is yet another area Donald will promote, and I am sending this article to him–not because he listens to me, but so my conscience is clear.
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    America’s Legal Order Begins to Fray–

    Amid the escalation of violent crime are signs of a breakdown of basic respect for law enforcement.

    By HEATHER MAC DONALD
    Sept. 13, 2015 6:23 p.m. ET
    1375 COMMENTS
    After two decades of the most remarkable crime drop in U.S. history, law enforcement has come to this: “I’m deliberately not getting involved in things I would have in the 1990s and 2000s,” an emergency-services officer in New York City tells me. “I won’t get out of my car for a reasonable-suspicion stop; I will if there’s a violent felony committed in my presence.”

    A virulent antipolice campaign over the past year—initially fueled by a since-discredited narrative about a police shooting in Ferguson, Mo.—has made police officers reluctant to do their jobs. The Black Lives Matter movement proclaims that the police are a lethal threat to blacks and that the criminal-justice system is pervaded by racial bias. The media amplify that message on an almost daily basis. Officers now worry about becoming the latest racist cop of the week, losing their job or being indicted if a good-faith encounter with a suspect goes awry or is merely distorted by an incomplete cellphone video.

    With police so discouraged, violent crime has surged in at least 35 American cities this year. The alarming murder increase prompted an emergency meeting of the Major Cities Chiefs Association last month. Homicides were up 76% in Milwaukee, 60% in St. Louis, and 56% in Baltimore through mid-August, compared with the same period in 2014; murder was up 47% in Minneapolis and 36% in Houston through mid-July.

    But something more fundamental than even public safety may be at stake. There are signs that the legal order itself is breaking down in urban areas. “There’s a total lack of respect out there for the police,” says a female sergeant in New York. “The perps feel more empowered to carry guns because they know that we are running scared.”

    The lawful use of police power is being met by hostility and violence, often ignored by the press. In Cincinnati, a small riot broke out in late July when the police arrived at a drive-by shooting scene, where a 4-year-old girl had been shot in the head and critically injured. Bystanders loudly cursed at officers who had started arresting suspects at the scene on outstanding warrants, according to a witness I spoke with.

    During anticop demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., last month, 18-year-old Tyrone Harris opened fire at police officers, according to law-enforcement officials, and was shot and wounded by police in response. A crowd pelted the cops with frozen water bottles and rocks, wounding three officers, while destroying three police cars and damaging businesses, Ferguson police said. “We’re ready for what? We’re ready for war,” some protesters reportedly chanted.

    In Birmingham, Ala., an officer was beaten unconscious with his own gun last month by a suspect in a car stop. There was gloating on social media. “Pistol whipped his ass to sleep,” read one Twitter post. The officer later said that he had refrained from using force to defend himself for fear of a media backlash.

    Officers are being challenged in their most basic efforts to render aid. A New York cop in the Bronx tells me that he was trying to extricate a woman pinned under an overturned car in July when a bystander stuck his cellphone camera into the officer’s face, trying to bait him into an argument. “You can’t tell me what to do,” the bystander replied when asked to move to the sidewalk, the cop reports. “A few years ago, I would have taken police action,” he says. “Now I know it won’t end well for me or the police department.”

    Supervisors may roll up to an incident where trash and other projectiles are being thrown at officers and tell the cops to get into their cars and leave. “What does that do to the general public?” wonders a New York detective. “Every time we pass up on an arrest because we don’t want a situation to blow up, we’ve made the next cop’s job all the harder.”

    Jim McDonnell, head of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the nation’s largest, tells me that the current anticop animus puts the nation in a place where it hasn’t been since the 1960s. “The last 10 years have witnessed dramatic decreases in crime,” Sheriff McDonnell says. “Now, in a short period of time, we are seeing those gains undone.”

    Even the assassination of police officers doesn’t appear to cool the antipolice rhetoric. A day after a Houston police deputy, Darren Goforth, was murdered while filling his gas tank last month, Black Lives Matter protesters—as online video chillingly attests—marched in St. Paul chanting: “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon.”

    An organizer with the Organization for Black Struggle in St. Louis refused to apologize for the tenor of the movement, while denying that it condoned violence. “Until the police aren’t the dangerous force that black people fear, the rhetoric won’t change,” she told the New York Times, after Houston Sheriff Ron Hickman, in the wake of Deputy Goforth’s murder, pleaded for antipolice protesters to temper their language. A Texas legislator, state Sen. Garnet Coleman, assailed Sheriff Hickman for showing “a lack of understanding of what is occurring in this country when it comes to the singling out of African-Americans.”

    The irony is that the historic reduction of U.S. crime since the 1990s was predicated on police singling out African-Americans—for protection. Using victims’ crime reports, cops focused on violent hot spots; since black Americans are disproportionately the victims of crime, just as blacks are disproportionately its perpetrators, effective policing was heaviest in minority neighborhoods. The cops were there because they believe that black lives matter.

    Thousands of African-Americans are alive today because of a law-enforcement achievement that now is in danger of being squandered. In the current eruption of violent crime, the overwhelming majority of victims have been black. The Baltimore Sun reported that July was the bloodiest month in the city since 1972, with 45 people killed in 30 days. All but two were black.

    Police officials I have spoken with in recent months say that they long to hear America’s leaders change the tone of the national conversation before respect for the rule of law itself deteriorates further. They’re still waiting.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-legal-order-begins-to-fray-1442182979

  10. Yes, indeed, Administrator. Let the vetting of dear Carly begin! Let’s find out what is in HER closet.

    Good-bye Carly:

    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-09-14/under-fiorina-hp-earned-millions-from-sales-in-iran

    On the campaign trail this year, Carly Fiorina has been a staunch advocate of keeping crippling sanctions on Iran, but under her leadership, Hewlett-Packard sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of products to Iran through a foreign subsidiary, despite strict U.S. export sanctions.

    Fiorina, who served as CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005, often criticizes President Obama’s deal with Iran on the basis that he is agreeing to sanctions relief for Iran too quickly and in exchange for paltry concessions on the part of Tehran. In April, she said Iran sanctions were “unraveling fast,” something she called a “dangerous development.”

    Fiorina often cites her time as a corporate executive as a credential for running for president and said in July she would back away from the Iran deal if elected and renegotiate. She has also warned that European countries, as well as Russia and China, are rushing “to open the Iranian economy.” She has also accused Iran of cheating on sanctions.

    What Fiorina never mentions on the stump is that while she was in charge, Hewlett-Packard used a European subsidiary and a Middle East distributor to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of printers and other computer equipment to Iran.

    HP’s unusual omnipresence inside Iran was first reported in 2008 by the Boston Globe, which discovered that in 1997 the company struck up a partnership with a new Indian company in Dubai called Redington Gulf. The partnership was so successful distributing in Iran that HP printers were No. 1 there,, with 41 percent of the market share by 2007.

    All U.S. companies were banned from exporting to Iran in 1995, when President Bill Clinton issued two executive orders tightening sanctions on Iran in response to Iran’s support for international terrorism and pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. If HP executives knew about what the Dubai-based distributor was doing, they would have been breaking U.S. law.

  11. JBS…Fox business channel with Lou Dobbs carried the entire DT event

    when it was over I turned to the Kelly File…she did not even acknowledge the massive DT event in Dallas…MK hates DT…you can see it in her eyes…she is itching for someone to hit him hard and she gets so excited talking about it

    …she goes on and on about that meanie DT and what he said about Carly…MK’s guests these days are Jindal, Carly, Rand Paul…and all they do is talk trash about DT

  12. imho…The Donald was fantastic tonight in Dallas…he starts slow with his warm up and basic conversational stuff…

    then starts laying the foundation for his “big picture”…it is too early for him to be providing step by step instructions on how he is going to do what he says…there is plenty of time for details…

    in fact, his critics close their ears and play deaf because they do not want to admit that DT is in fact initiating many policy ideas…illegal immigration, trade, taxes, the wall, company inversions, etc, etc, etc

    I love how he talks about “saving money” for our country…that staffolding story was good…imagine…someone actually thinking about saving us some money…instead of grabbing all they can steal…

    I can imagine DT donating his salary to the Vets or some charity…

    and those deficits…over $300 billion with China, over $70ish billion with Japan…

    and the biggest surprise…the freaking kicker… $58 BILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT with MEXICO

    WTH???

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    there were a few times during tonight’s event when I cannot remember laughing so hard…can’t remember when or what he was saying…might have been around the time he went after Kerry…then George Will…then Karl Rove…

    whatever it was he can be very, very funny as well as serious…you can imagine that when he is in battle doing a deal he may use humor but this man probably can be a tough SOB if necessary…

  13. George P Bush is Jeb and Columba’s son. He is the Land Commissioner of Texas and just got elected in November 2014 and sworn in January 2015. “Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has been out of the state or otherwise off of work nearly half of the time since his father entered the Republican race for president, despite pledges to remain focused on his elected office, a newspaper claims.”
    http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2015/09/14/george-p-bush-has-missed-lot-work-since-jeb-campaign-launch-report-finds/

  14. just dawned on me that Meghan Kelly is the TV version of the Huffington Post when is comes to coverage of DT

    they do not play fair…they cannot stand that he is the front runner…and they go out of their way to try to marginalize, dismiss, ridicule and destroy him…

    they prefer to keep their heads in the sand and fall back on “entertainer”…their new DT buzz word…

    they have sacrificed their objectivity because of their emotions towards DT…in the end they will lose at this game…

  15. I almost feel sorry for Jeb Bush…

    don’t know if any of you had a chance to catch that clip of Jeb! with his shirt open and his Reagan t-shirt underneath…and he is standing there saying…

    “If anyone attacks me I am going to hit back…and he claps his hands hard and says “BAM”…damn right I will” and he looks at the people sitting around him…

    he seems so impotent and lost in that moment…almost humiliating…

    this is not in his wheelhouse at all…

  16. Did it ever occur to you that the elites are setting up the middle class for a hard fall, hoping to make a financial killing, and substitute world government for constitutional democracy? Like that line in Damned Yankees, say it ain’t so, Joe.

  17. Agree S..Kelly is so angry over the blow back from Trump over her patently unfair start to the debate , that she is on a personal crusade to bring him down all while pretending to be fair and balanced.
    ==========
    As for Hillary, the media is tearing her down because they are getting ques from Obama’s team ans this will make Biden’s entry into the race look like he is saving the party, not cutting off another woman’s path to the presidency. Everyone knows Sanders is not electable, so Joe Biden will be the left’s candidate and the scary thing is he can win….

  18. just want to add one more thing…and DT does all of this without the freaking TELEPROMPTER…that alone is a big part of his connection with people…

    Ben Ferguson was at Dallas and on Don Lemon’s show and said people were saying “they felt like they were at the playoffs because it was so much fun…but it was more important because it is for our country”

    infectious comes to mind…

  19. good photos of Dallas event plus others

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3234705/Trump-hammers-sanctuary-cities-crap-jokes-replacing-Obamacare-Donaldcare-women-CRY-20-000-enthralled-Texans-roar-90-minute-speech.html

    snip

    Trump said that just before emerging from the corner of the American Airlines center, where the Dallas Stars hockey team and Dallas Mavericks basketball team play, he had met with Texans who had lost family members to a crime wave brought north by illegal border-crossers.

    ‘Their sons, their daughters – killed by illegal immigrants!’ Trump boomed. ‘We have to stop illegal immigration!’

    Chants of ‘USA! USA! USA!’ rang out even as a small group of immigrants’ rights protesters demonstrated outside.

    ‘We have to build a wall, folks,’ he said to a crescendo of cheers. ‘We have to build a wall. And a wall works. All you have to do is go to Israel and say “How does your wall work?”‘

    The crowd ate up every word, offering deafening applause. Near the back of the main section of floor seats, two elderly women – one white and another Hispanic – wept as they applauded.

    ‘I just never thought I’d see the day when someone would say the things he’s saying,’ Katherine Trevino said afterward. ‘We’ve waited too long for this, and after eight years of Obama – that man! – in Washington, it’s not a minute too soon.’

    Her companion said in broken English that she didn’t want to be named. But she nodded and said she was ‘very proud’ to be there as Trump ‘is saying so many things with courage.’

    Barbara Tommasini of Plano, Texas, wore a dress for the occasion made entirely of photos of Trump.

    ‘I started it at 11:00 this morning,’ she told DailyMail.com. ‘My husband helped me.’

  20. Biden apparently secretly met with Robert Wolf
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    That is the key. Wolf, of UBC, is a Soros agent. He is not just a fundraiser. He is the mouthpiece for the old Nazi himself–the one who collected personal effects from people sent to the gas chamber, and has no regrets about it, he told us in 1992. This Wolf is the same jackal who met secretly with Obama and planned his campaign on behalf of Soros. He is also the one who played golf with Obama at the Kennedy funeral and passed on directions on climate change. Most of Soros directives come to Jarrett though lower level intermediaries, but all of them have the imprimatur of Soros. The reason I know these things to be true is because I wrote a 50 page paper on him based on sources–many of them from Europe which have since disappeared. Soros has scrubbed his interview with Steve Croft, but a transcript survives . . . . .

    http://sweetness-light.com/archive/george-soros-on-helping-the-nazis-during-the-holocaust

  21. jbstonefan: until now I was operating on the assumption that the Iran deal was a treaty. This article, by a former attorney general, indicates that it is not. And because it is not a treaty, it can be repudiated by a future president, exactly as Cruz has suggested. But the only one who would do that would be a Republican. The devotion of an altar boy to the Pope is as nothing compared to the mawkish devotion the Democrats and big media have to Obama. The smell of it turns my stomach. It is treason.
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    Cleaning Up After the Obama Team’s Iran Deal
    Show Tehran the ways it may lose what it won at the gaming tables in Vienna.

    By MICHAEL B. MUKASEY
    Sept. 13, 2015 6:25 p.m. ET

    ‘We couldn’t have negotiated a better deal.” That is one of the two pillars of the Obama administration’s argument in favor of its nuclear arrangement with Iran, the other being, “there’s no alternative but war.” Those two propositions appear to have won the day—at least with enough Democrats in Congress to prevent a vote disapproving of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The Iran deal remains deeply unpopular with the American public and with the Republican majority in Congress.

    Over the past few months, the two propositions regarding the deal left opponents sputtering a catalog of its numerous defects. But it must be admitted that the first proposition—“we couldn’t have negotiated a better deal”—is plainly true.

    Consider who the “we” are. President Obama, the deal’s principal proponent, has repeatedly refused to recognize the existence of Islamist radicalism and failed to enforce even his own red line against Bashar Assad’s use of poison gas in Syria.

    The leader of the U.S. delegation, Secretary of State John Kerry, airily endorsed an inspections regimen agreed to between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency—an agreement whose wording he concedes the U.S. doesn’t have, although he thinks one member of the U.S. delegation may have seen it. Not providing the text of this side deal to Congress violates directly the statutory requirement that the administration supply “annexes, appendices, side agreements” and “any related agreements.”

    Mr. Kerry also concedes that Iran will prevent access to what it calls defense sites. These include the Parchin facility, where Iran carries out weaponization experiments, and at which Iran will be permitted to take its own soil samples for presentation to the IAEA.

    Barack Obama and John Kerry, Sept. 10. ENLARGE
    Barack Obama and John Kerry, Sept. 10. PHOTO: JIM LO SCALZO/EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
    Finally, there is Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator. What was her response to the suggestion that Congress should have had a chance to review the deal—as the president promised and U.S. law requires—before it was submitted to the U.N. Security Council? “It would have been a little difficult when all of the members of the P5+1 wanted to go to the United Nations to get an endorsement . . . for us to say, ‘Well excuse me, the world, you should wait for the United States Congress.’ ”

    Given that team, “we” really could not have negotiated a better agreement and can’t now.

    Which leaves the claim that the only alternative to the nuclear deal is war. That is a half-truth. It is true that unless the U.S. presents a credible threat that at some point force will be used if the deal is violated, no arrangement with Iran means anything. It is not true that the deal sets out the only alternatives to the immediate use of force against Iran’s nuclear program, or that the deal threatens the use of force at all.

    The only downside for Iran in the deal is that after a lengthy process, the regime might be found to have cheated, and economic sanctions would “snap back” into place. Even if that actually happens, whatever contracts Iran negotiates before such a finding—whether for the sale of oil, for instance, or for the purchase of “dual use” materials suitable for nuclear applications—the contracts are given immunity from sanctions under the deal, and would help the regime continue its quest for a bomb.

    What alternatives are available that might convince Iran that it may not be able to keep what it won at the gaming tables in Vienna, and that force is a possibility if it cheats? One is that a later U.S. president could repudiate the deal. Against this is set the bogus claim that if the U.S. were to do so, the world would lose confidence that this country will live up to its word.

    The Iran deal is not a treaty and has no constitutional status. Congress should declare, and try to get a court to declare, that President Obama has no authority to lift sanctions in Iran because he failed to comply with the Iran Nuclear Review Act he signed earlier this year—specifically, the legal requirement that he show to Congress the entire agreement including “side agreements” like the one between Iran and the IAEA.

    There are other steps to take. Gen. Michael Hayden, a former CIA director, has suggested an immediate congressional authorization for the use of force if Iran violates the deal; beefing up U.S. defenses in a meaningful way; and perhaps providing Israel with the Massive Ordnance Penetrator. This “bunker buster” could penetrate even the underground Iranian enrichment facility at Fordow, which is suitable principally for creating an atomic weapon.

    Has the Tehran regime ever done anything to suggest that Iran will yield to that kind of pressure? The evidence is slim, but there is some. On Jan. 20, 1981, as the resolute Ronald Reagan was sworn in to succeed Jimmy Carter, the Iranians released the 52 U.S. hostages who had been seized in 1979 at the U.S. Embassy.

    Another hint comes from 2003, after the U.S. started asking questions about an until-then secret nuclear facility at Natanz—and notably after the U.S. had invaded Iraq based in part on a belief that Saddam Hussein had an active WMD program. According to the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate, Iran in 2003 suspended its weaponization and weapons-design program, although not the enrichment going on at its declared facilities.

    To be credible, the force that is contemplated must—at a minimum—be able to cripple Iran’s nuclear program for the long term. Some have suggested that Iran has sufficient know-how to quickly rebuild any damaged facilities. Yet as former Defense Department analyst Matthew Kroenig and others have noted, Iran doesn’t have the kind of robust industrial base necessary to produce from scratch the infrastructure embedded at its nuclear facilities. Rather, it bought and smuggled hardware from North Korea, from the Pakistani A.Q. Khan network and elsewhere, and took about 30 years to reach its current level. Following a strike, with intense surveillance and enforcement when necessary, Iran could be kept decades from a bomb.

    However, before Iran can respond to a credible threat of force there must be a U.S. administration with enough steel to do more than talk about whether a vague military option is on or off a metaphoric table. That is assuredly not the current “we.”

    Mr. Mukasey is a former U.S. attorney general (2007-09) and a former U.S. District Judge (1988-2006).

  22. Full Trump Dallas speech attached. Hillary needs to get the lead out and start treating him as a real candidate. He spoke for over an hour w/o anyone falling asleep using one sheet of notes. He has tapped into the two areas most Americans are fed up with:

    1. Special-interest bought candidates

    2. Our bullshit media (I won’t give them the undeserved courtesy of calling them journalists)

    Hillary needs to get in fighting mode and get in front of this fast.

  23. Jbstonsfan: Carol Glick seems to get it right here.

    American Jewry’s Fateful Hour
    Caroline Glick | Aug 16, 2015

    American Jewry is being tested today as never before. The future of the community is tied up in the results of the test.

    If the Jews of America are able to mount a successful, forceful and sustained opposition to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, which allows the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism to become a nuclear-armed state and provides it with $150 billion up front, then the community will survive politically to fight another day.

    If the communal leadership and its members fail to fight, American Jews will find themselves communally disenfranchised.

    On the face of it, there is no reason this fight should have been anything more than a hopeless – but relatively insignificant – ordeal. Given that all Obama needs to do to secure the implementation of his nuclear pact with the mullahs is secure the support of a one-third minority in one house of Congress, he might have been expected to go easy on his opponents since they have so little chance of defeating him.

    Instead, Obama has decided to demolish them. He has presented them with two options – capitulate or be destroyed.

    Consider Hillary Clinton’s behavior.

    On Tuesday the Democratic presidential front-runner and former secretary of state ratcheted up her statements of support for Obama’s nuclear pact with the ayatollahs. Speaking to supporters in New Hampshire, Clinton said, “I’m hoping that the agreement is finally approved and I’m telling you if it’s not, all bets are off.”

    On its face, Clinton’s mounting support for the deal makes little sense. True, her principal rival for the Democratic nomination, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, announced his support. But this deal will probably not be an issue by the time Democrats begin voting in their primaries.

    On the other hand, the deal is not popular among either the general public or key Democratic donors. According to a poll taken this week by Monmouth University, only 27 percent of the general population and only 43 percent of Democrats want Congress to support the deal.

    Then there is the funding issue.

    Clinton hopes to raise $2.5 billion to fund her campaign. Her chance of securing that support – particularly from Jewish Democrats – is harmed, not helped by openly supporting the deal. So why is she speaking out in favor of it? The same day Clinton escalated her support for the deal, the FBI seized Clinton’s private email server and her thumb drive amid reports that the inspector-general of the US intelligence community concluded that there were top secret communications on her email server.

    Simply storing top secret communications, let alone disseminating them, is a felony offense.

    Clinton submitted more than 32,000 emails from her server to the State Department. A random sample of 40 emails showed up four classified documents, two of which were top secret.

    If the same ratios hold for the rest of the emails she submitted, then she may have illegally held some 3,200 classified documents, 1,600 of which were top secret. While Clinton is presenting the investigation as a simple security issue, she may very well find herself quickly under criminal investigation. At that point, her dwindling White House prospects will be the least of her worries.

    But there is one person who can protect her.

    If Obama wishes to close or expand a criminal probe of Clinton’s suspected criminal activities, he can. As Roger Simon from Pjmedia.com wrote this week, “Hillary Clinton is in such deep legal trouble over her emails that she needs the backing of Obama to survive. He controls the attorney-general’s office and therefore he controls Hillary (and her freedom) as long as he is president.”

    The prejudicial indictment of Sen. Robert Menendez – the most outspoken critic of Obama’s deal with the ayatollahs in the Democratic Party – on dubious corruption charges in April shows that Obama isn’t above using his control over the Justice Department to persecute political opponents.

    Then there is Obama’s treatment of Sen. Charles Schumer. Last Thursday night, the senior senator from New York and the next in line to lead the Democratic minority in the Senate informed Obama that he will oppose his nuclear deal. Schumer asked Obama to keep Schumer’s position to himself in order to enable Schumer to announce it on Friday morning.

    Rather than respect Schumer’s wishes, the White House set its leftist attack dogs on Schumer.

    By the time Schumer announced his plan to oppose the deal he had been called a traitor, a warmonger and an Israeli agent by leftist activist groups who pledged to withhold campaign contributions.

    Schumer was compared to former Connecticut senator Joseph Lieberman. Lieberman was forced to face a primary challenge in his 2006 reelection bid. His opponent, Ned Lamont, was generously supported by leftist activists led by George Soros.

    Lamont’s campaign was laced with anti-Semitic overtones, and Lieberman lost. He was forced to run in the general election as an Independent and won by virtue of the support he received from Republican voters and donors.

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest threatened that Schumer could expect to be challenged in his bid to replace outgoing Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid when Reid retires next year.

    Responding to the onslaught against him, while maintaining his opposition to the deal, Schumer reportedly told his Democratic Senate colleagues that while he was opposing the deal, he would not lobby then to join him in opposition.

    The White House led- and instigated-assault on Schumer is interesting because of what it tells us about how Obama is using anti-Semitism.

    In all likelihood, Schumer would have demurred from lobbying his Senate colleagues from joining him in opposing the deal even if Obama hadn’t fomented an openly bigoted campaign to discredit him as a Jew. The mere threat of denying him his long-sought goal of heading the Democratic Senate faction, not to mention the possibility of mounting a primary challenge against him, probably would have sufficed to convince him not to take any further steps to oppose the deal.

    So what purpose is served by calling a senior Democratic senator with a perfect leftist record on domestic issues a traitor, a warmonger and an agent of Israel? In all likelihood, the decision to attack Schumer as a disloyal Jew does not owe to some uncontrollable anti-Semitic passion on Obama’s part.

    Even if Obama is in fact an anti-Jewish bigot, he is more than capable of concealing his prejudice.

    After all, as we learned over the weekend from Iranian media reports translated by MEMRI, Obama told the Iranians four years ago that they could have the bomb.

    According to MEMRI’s findings, Iranian negotiators said that Obama sent then-Senate Foreign Affairs Committee chairman John Kerry to Oman in 2011, while Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was still Iran’s president, to begin nuclear negotiations. During the course of those early contacts, Obama agreed that Iran could continue enriching uranium in breach of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a host of binding UN Security Council resolutions. He also agreed that Iran would not be required in the framework of a nuclear deal to reveal all of the possible military dimensions of its past nuclear work. In other words, he told the Iranians that he would not stand in their way to the bomb.

    Obama managed to hide his concessions from the American people. He orchestrated a spectacle of “serious” negotiations with the P5+1 and Iran, where he pretended that the concessions he had made four years earlier were made at the very last moment of the nuclear talks in Vienna.

    Given his obvious skill, it is clear that he would only play the anti-Semitism card if he believed he had something to gain from it.

    So what is he planning to do that anti-Semitism can help him to accomplish? Over the past month, Obama has demonized and criminalized opponents of his nuclear deal.

    Last week at American University Obama said that his Republican opponents are the moral equivalent of “Death to America”-chanting jihadists. Obama presented deal opponents in general as warmongers who would force the US into an unnecessary war that his deal would otherwise prevent.

    And, since he said that among all the nations of the world, only Israel opposes the deal, it easily follows that the Jews who oppose the deal are traitors who care more about Israel than America.

    And then this week his troops let it be known that Schumer is a warmonger and a traitor. And a Jew.

    In his meeting with American Jewish leaders last Tuesday, Obama said that if the community dares to criticize him personally, it will weaken the American Jewish community and as a result, the strength of the US-Israel relationship.

    If Jews – like Republicans – are warmongering traitors, obviously they should be made to pay a price.

    By singling out and demonizing Jewish American opponents of the deal as corrupt, treacherous warmongers, Obama is setting the conditions for treating them as disloyal citizens can expected to be treated.

    In other words, at best, Jewish opponents can expect to find themselves treated like other Obama opponents – such as Tea Party groups that were hounded and harassed by the IRS and other governmental organs.

    AIPAC can expect to be subjected to humiliating, public and prejudicial probes. Jewish institutions and groups can expect to be picketed, vandalized and sued. Jewish activist can expect to be audited by the IRS.

    In that meeting with American Jewish leaders, Obama seemed to present them with a choice. He reportedly told AIPAC’s representatives, “If you guys would back down [from their opposition to the deal], I would back down from some of the things I’m doing.”

    Actually, he gave them no real options. Obama effectively told the leaders of the American Jewish community that as far as he is concerned, Jews have no right to advance their collective concerns as Jews. If they do, he will attack them. If they give up that right under duress, then he will leave them alone. So remain free and be hounded, or give up your rights and be left alone.

    Some commentators have characterized the fight over the deal as a fight for the soul of the Democratic Party. This may be the case. But first and foremost, it is a fight over whether or not Jews in America have the same rights as all other Americans.

    To be sure, Israel will be harmed greatly if Congress fails to vote down this deal. But Israel has other means of defending itself. If this deal goes through, the greatest loser will be American Jewry.

  24. 2. Our bullshit media (I won’t give them the undeserved courtesy of calling them journalists)

    VotingHillary – I had the tv on tonight while doing some chores, and they were playing reruns of The Facts of Life.

    There was an episode which featured Jo and her Journalism class. The teacher was emphasizing that “facts” are the cornerstone of journalism, and that information has to be checked, and rechecked, and also to attempt to get input from the subject of the article (for further verification and to not be one-sided).

    I just cracked up laughing, and thought, “OMG, how dated this is!”

    (I’m so fed up with “journalism” now, I have to just laugh sometimes or I’d cry…..)

  25. wbboei – you find some incredible articles. But it’s so rare for you to post the website you found the article on – and I so much wish you would post that as well. I know interested parties can google to try to find it – but it’s right there when you find the article. Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 🙂

  26. If the Jews of America are able to mount a successful, forceful and sustained opposition to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran,

    I’m not Jewish, and maybe the author of this article is – so I may be way off base – but my sense is that she doesn’t have her finger on the pulse of American Jews. Most American Jews don’t seem relate to or to care much about Israel. It seems like non-Jews (and non-Muslims) care more than the American Jews do. If Israel’s fate, as she seems to be implying, lies in the hands of American Jews, then goodbye to Israel I think….

    (Bibi is throwing up more walls now – I sure wish WE had someone who was as smart and decisive with a “can do” attitude…)

  27. Southern Born
    September 14, 2015 at 9:32 pm
    Yes, indeed, Administrator. Let the vetting of dear Carly begin!
    __________________________________

    Vetting is good SB 😀

  28. Most American Jews don’t seem relate to or to care much about Israel. It seems like non-Jews (and non-Muslims) care more than the American Jews do
    ——–

    It is symptomatic of the problem Noonan described in the context of immigration:

    1. For the elites, they are safe, and they can buy their way out of trouble. Therefore other people’s security is an abstraction, easily dismissed by imputing racism, bigotry or nativism to the objections that ordinary people raise.

    Whereas:

    2. Ordinary people are stuck with the problem and cannot buy their way out.

    Sadly, mass culture overwhelms old traditions, and suddenly those who acquire too much money forget where they came from. It may not be the oldest story in the book, but it is most certainly one of the oldest. Another example is the loss of interest by American Jews in the Holocaust museum.

    The core problem is you CANNOT allow the elites to run the political system because they will never see the world through the same eyes as the rest of us. It is not merely arrogance, it is a failure of perception. F Scott Fitzgerald, who navigated his way thorough the elite society of the 1930s once told Hemmingway that the rich are different. Hemingway replied yea, they got money. Whereupon Fitzgerald corrected him and said, no they are different.

    What I believe he meant was that the rich see the world differently because they are free from the material concerns which the rest of us must deal with, and are free to follows their whims and caprices to wherever they may go, meaning drugs, affairs, cheating and being a habituae of the political system, playing what the people who live in the brownstones of New York city who indulge in politics: the game.

  29. A generation ago, there was a constitutional law professor at Stanford Law School named Gerald Guenther. He agreed with Churchill’s dictum that democracy is the best system because, to use his words, the people knew best whether and how well the shoe fit.

    Today however elites have hijacked our political system as never before, Charles Beards historical analysis to the contrary notwithstanding. The elites routinely ignore the will of the people. Instead they line their pockets and follow their vision to wherever it may lead.

    The problem in all this was duly noted by a medieval cleric, i.e.Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153), as “Hell is full of good intentions or desires.”

  30. lorac
    Most American Jews don’t seem relate to or to care much about Israel.
    ______
    I can give you my perspective as a Jewish American. Certainly many young Jews have been gobbled up by the dominant Christian culture and many have lost their affinity to the Jewish people and State of Israel.

    However, many of my close relatives are very observant “religious” Jews and blindly democratic and liberal. They “love” Israel, visit Israel and support Jewish causes and at this point I think they are in denial and delusional on the subject We can only maintain our family ties by agreeing to keep political discussion out of all conversation. Let me add that two are Harvard MBAs, 2 are college professors, one has a byline with the WAll Street Journal. They truly believe in their intellectual superiority. They are hard working successful people who are all comfortably set for life…..they are the elite. I am astounded by their stupidity. That is all I can say.

    One note, however. Here in East Hampton at the largest Jewish Synagogue, a friend of mine attended a recent forum on
    the Iran deal and wow how things have changed. It might be safe to attend Temple again sometime soon because the pro Obama stance in the past had driven me away.

  31. I’ve posted here only once before. I am conservative but have skimmed your posts from time to time over the years, enjoying your apt observations of the political landscape and your distrust of Obama. However, I am amazed that you are tacitly ignoring Hillary’s email scandal and the way that she played fast and loose with our national security by using a private server. If it were being covered only on conservative sites, I could understand your ignoring it as a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” But that is not the case.

  32. The Reps and the Obama Dems go at Hillary 24/7 about her unsecured private server and emails….”It’s criminal, it’s horrible and she should be in prison.” And Ken Starr’s baby boy Trey is sniffing and sniffing around desperately trying to find anything to bring Hillary down. History repeats itself. Yet as far as anyone knows Hillary’s private server and emails were NOT hacked unlike the United States Government emails and secret info which has supposedly been hacked repeatedly by foreign countries with out seemingly any in Congress getting their panties in a wad about it?? It certainly is not a months and months long news cycle big deal.

    Apparently some do not realize that Obama and his America hating bunch want to take Hillary down in any way just as much as the Reps.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2015/08/11/good-news-china-was-reading-us-official-emails-during-time-hillary-used-unsecure-private-server-n2037224

  33. Were not the Big Pink accommodations for virtual Dallas attendees last night absolutely spectacular? Yayuh. They were. TY admin, crew.
    ———————-
    Carson catches up to Trump in CBS/NYT national poll
    By Nick Gass
    09/15/15, 07:35 AM EDT
    …Trump maintained his lead over the Carson, 27 percent to 24 percent
    …Only 37 percent of likely Republican voters said they have made up their mind about whom they will support, while 63 percent are still in the process of making their decision.
    The poll was conducted Sept. 9-13, surveying 376 likely Republican primary voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 6 percentage points
    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/poll-ben-carson-donald-trump-2016-213631
    +++++++++++++++++
    I’m trying to find a reason to shrug off this poll.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    I’m imagining JFK’s Dallas was on everyone’s mind until we knew DJT had landed safely elsewhere. Smart, I thought, that he flew on to CA.

  34. Richard Fernandez echoes what Thomas Sowell was saying twenty years ago in his book: The Vision of the Anointed. It goes to the question of why Harvard trained intellectuals in the media, foundations, academia, bureaucrats, the political class, and the current Pope are indifferent to the fate of the American People. They are drowning in their vision, and are unwiilling to come up for air. Trump uses the word stupid, and Sanders uses the word corrupt to describe the elites. When it comes to lining their own pockets they are not stupid, just corrupt.
    ——————————————
    The great wealth of the West has made it possible for contemporary politicians to think that anything goes. It is now possible to seriously argue that every culture, religion, and approach is just as good as any other. (snip)

    In the world of anything goes moral superiority which wins the day. Moral superiority is now all it takes to fix things. Engineering — especially social engineering — has been radically simplified. Will it, and it is. In place of “true or false”, “correct or incorrect” the contemporary thinker can merely substitute the term “good or bad” or better yet “progressive or reactionary” to characterize any approach to a problem and make a judgment on that basis. (snip)

    The two interesting things about relativistic world is that 1) there are an infinite number of solutions to any problem; 2) all these solutions are equally valid. This absurdity holds because answers in a progressive world are always compared to intentions. It becomes equivalent to solving a dependent system of equations, like the intersection of a line and a line equal to itself. High school algebra shows this yields an infinite solution set. To the question: what is the right policy in the Middle East comes the certain answer: anything Obama does.(snip)

    The astute reader will notice that relativism suffers from the problem of insufficient information. It’s stuck in a kind of infinite loop. The arrival of real information collapses the cloud constructed by “virtue signalling” (snip)

    One would be tempted to let people live in their nonjudgmental paradise except for the serious consequences to policies crafted on that basis. One is the embrace of kitchen sink approaches which refuse to recognize that certain things matter. In this way radical Islamism is permanently excluded from criticism. Everything is smeared out into a model with no significant factors. (snip)

    Bernie Sanders in a recent speech a Liberty University solved the problem of poverty in America by simply invoking morality.

    Do you think it’s moral that 20 percent of the children in this country, the wealthiest country in the history of the world are living in poverty? Do you think it is acceptable that 40 percent of African-American children are living in poverty? In my view, there is no justice, and morality suffers, when in our wealthy country, millions of children go to bed hungry. That is not morality. … I think when we talk about morality, what we are talking about is all of God’s children, the poor, the wretched, they have a right to go to a doctor when they are sick!

    Sanders offers no reason for believing his specific proposals won’t actually bankrupt everybody, including those he wants to help. But he does not need to. All he must establish is his sincerity and good intentions. That lead us to the second consequence of ideological policy. Because it is founded on a tautology it has the tendency to expand any problem in order to solve it. (snip)

    Problems are fixed by spreading them around. Chicago having banned guns to no effect, now insists guns must be banned everywhere to stop violence in the Windy City. The European Union thinks it can solve the Syrian refugee problem by forcing every country to take a quota. Greece can be fixed by lending them every greater sums of money.

    President Obama apparently believes he can solve his foreign policy problems by internationalizing them. Bring Iran into Iraq, bring Russia, China, Britain, Iran, Turkey into Syria and all will be well. It is as if the mere act of making things bigger creates the solution.

    Yet it does not. Often it expands the problem rather than fixes it. Colum Lynch at Foreign Policy notes that China and Russia have told a Europe seeking UN permission not to use force against migrant smugglers.

    Europe’s diplomatic push to secure U.N. authorization to use force against suspected human smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea ran into resistance this week from China and Russia, which have raised concerns that the initiative could interfere with the freedom to maneuver on the high seas, according to Security Council diplomats.
    The pushback from China and Russia comes as Europe is straining to demonstrate that it can control the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing violence and persecution in places like Iraq, Syria, Eritrea, and Somalia. Britain, which is leading the European efforts at the United Nations, has written a draft resolution that would grant European navies the authority to use military force to confront the smugglers under Chapter VII of the U.N. Charter.

    Europe should have acted on its own authority, or failing that on the basis of the sovereignty of its member nations. But that would be too simple. They couldn’t help sending the moral signal of going to the UN if only to be refused by Russia and China. So what? Nobody wants a simple solution, only one with the most moving parts.

    The reason why the Western political elite cannot see the usefulness of national borders in solving the refugee problem is they have blinded themselves to the benefits of constraining the solution. They want a fix unconstrained by facts and bounded only by their vanity. Ironically instead of finding themselves in a space with some solutions they find themselves with none at all.

    This newfangled mode of thinking runs counter to older belief. Most Europeans, in common with sailors who have instinctively resorted to watertight bulkheads to limit flooding while the hull is fixed have started to build fences. Unpersuaded by their betters that fences do not matter, they are atavistically trying to slow down the problem so they can fix it in parts rather than passively awaiting for the great to reach a global grand bargain.

    Worldwide, some 700 million people don’t have access to enough clean water. In 10 years the number is expected to explode to 1.8 billion. In many places, squeezing fresh water from the ocean might be the only viable way to increase the supply.

    1. The thing to note is that politicians played or no part in creating these breakthroughs.

    2. Most of the good things in this world were created by people whose names we don’t even know.

    3. They were created by ordinary working stiffs trying to pass the strait gate of truth

    4. Not by ambitious politicians each convinced in his megalomanic way that he already had the truth or worse, that it did not exist.

    5. If the world wants to step back from the crisis engulfing it, it may have to do it in parts.

    6. That means putting the politicians in their place and slowing them down so that the ordinary world can work its magic.

    7. At present the great are so blinded by the light of their own self-righteousness that it’s hard to see a thing.

    http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2015/09/14/tolstoy-and-watertight-bulkheads/#more-44848

  35. This kind of takes the edge off the Carson Poll:
    Poll: Half of Floridians say Bush, Rubio should drop out
    …A survey from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling finds that 47 percent of voters in the Sunshine State say Bush should drop out, while 40 percent say he should stick with it.
    Forty-eight percent also say Rubio should drop out, while 42 percent say the senator, who has opted to run for president instead of seeking a second term in the Senate, should not drop out of the race….
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/253683-poll-half-of-floridians-say-bush-rubio-should-drop-ou

  36. I just don’t believe the Carson polling. He’s almost as low energy as JeBush! and they’re padding Carson’s numbers. I wish I knew why. I don’t know of one single person where I work that has ever mentioned one word about Carson.

  37. I’m trying to find a reason to shrug off this poll.
    ———
    If its a reason you want
    Why not try the old standard:

    Figures don’t lie.

    But liars figure.

    And NBC/CBS are congenital liars

    And they are joined at the hip

    As Sharyl describes in her book Stonewalled,

  38. I think you will get to the point where Ben’s candidacy will make less sense than it does now. No question however that the elites see him as the one to attack Donald at this step to advance their racial theme just have they have sought to advance the sexist theme. Whatever those merits concepts may have had in time past, today, they represent nothing more than a tool used by the elites to divide and conquer.

  39. The Carson polling is a ruse. This morning on ABC they were saying Trump and Carson were “statistically tied.” Lies, damned lies. I would like to see Carson fill a 20,000 seat stadium.

    My feelings on this are that they are trying as hard as they can to inflate Carson in order to deflate the Trumpster.

  40. …last night in Dallas, The Donald said “we need a leader with a lot of energy…”

    He said he has a lot of energy…and added something like, paraphrasing ‘too much energy if truth be known’

    ( he has said before he gets some of his best ideas when he should be sleeping…his mind does not stop…for those of us that always have a pad and post its next to our bed and wake up in the middle of the night scratching bearly readable ideas down…one can just imagine what DT is like after he gets done tweeting at 2 0r 3 am in the morning)

    …well, true to form, while all the other candidates will be ‘studying’ for the big debate tomorrow…there is no time out or rest for DT…

    tonight he will be aboard the Iowa in California

    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-84429983/

    Aboard the battleship Iowa, Trump plans to talk national security (tonight)

    snip

    When Donald Trump holds a rally, people come to listen. And when he comes to Southern California on Tuesday to deliver an address aboard a battleship, the spectacle is sure to draw both a crowd and yet another shower of attention on the eve of the next Republican debate.

    Trump will talk national security and veterans issues aboard the Iowa in San Pedro, in an event being billed as a campaign rally and a fundraiser for a veterans group

    snip

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

    VSA hosts Donald Trump for a major national security address at VSA’s “Make America’s Military Great Again” event Sept. 15, 2015 in L.A. at the battleship USS Iowa, 5:30-7:00pm. This is a very limited space event. Thank you and see you in LA! Tickets at:

    https://makeourmilitarygreatagaintrump.eventbrite.com – See more at: http://www.veteransforastrongamerica.org/2015/09/04/trump-joins-vsa-at-uss-iowa-sept-15/#sthash.fClDVi5d.dpuf

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

    I think he is also going to call into O’Reilly’s show tonight…

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

    the man is a doer…he does not waste time…

  41. admin, I am in moderation…i posted an article about Donald’s event tonight speaking with veterans about national security

  42. Update: Two new polls show Jeb Bush trailing Trump by at least 15 points — in his home state of Florida. It’s worst for Marco Rubio. The two new polls from PPP and Gravis provide new Dynasty troubles for JeBush as Florida residents by 47% want JeBush to get out of the presidential race (40% want JeBush to continue to bore the nation). Head-to-head Trump v. Bush matches shows Trump thumping Dynasty boy.

    Trump leads with 28 percent in PPP’s poll, with Ben Carson second at 17 percent, Bush at 13, and Rubio at 10. Gravis has Trump at 33.6 percent followed by Carson at 22.4, Jeb at 15.2, and Rubio at a dismal 5.4. Yes, you read that correctly: Both polls have Trump ahead of the combined total of Florida’s two native sons.

    The JeBush strategy now is pump up the latest pawn assigned to bring down Trump then take down the pawn once his job is done. The latest pawn for JeBush is Dr. Ben Carson (tomorrow it will be Fiorina). Big Media will pump up the doctor with polls that have six percent margins of error and small (376 Republicans) sample sizes. Anything to bring up the Dynasty ratings and save JeBush. But state and national polls show Trump trumping and Gentle Ben down in the ratings along with Dynasty.

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  43. Club for Growth (not Hair Club for Men) will spend one million dollars to attack Trump in Iowa. This is their first ad:

  44. Here is another take on the TAKEDOWN:

    The Unstoppable Trump Juggernaut: How The GOP Establishment Hopes To Crush The Donald’s Presidential Run

    And while initial denial by virtually everyone, especially the so-called pundits none of whom anticipated Trump’s unprecedented surge in the polls, turned slowly into much publicized anger, now comes the bargaining phase, and as Bloomberg political commentator Mark Halperin who admits spending “about 60 percent of my waking hours talking about Donald Trump” explores, the panicked GOP establishment is now scrambling to find ways to “stop” the Trump Juggernaut.

    According to him, the core GOP and especially his republicans contenders, may attack Trump through four possible frames:

    Trump can’t be trusted because he is an egomaniac with a bad character.
    Trump is a liberal and unprincipled.
    Trump is not close to being fit to be a serious president or commander-in-chief.
    Trump is a politician, not a businessman/outsider.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-15/trump-juggernaut-how-gop-establishment-hopes-crush-donalds-presidential-run

  45. If Trump continues to dominate in the Rethug polls, will the GOP be forced to take him as their primary candidate??

    If the conservatives don’t come out and vote for Trump at the polls, the same way they stayed home for McCain and Mitt…then what happens?

    Would Trump have a better chance at running against Hillary as an Independent or what?

    If Hillary doesn’t awaken from her kook hibernation, she isn’t going to become President and it will be a damn shame.

  46. FYI…

    Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech tonight at 9 pm est

    Lou Dobbs will broadcast it live on Fox Business channel FBN

    don’t know if other cable channels will carry it entirely live

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    heard Rand Paul with Wolf go on about how intense he is going to attack DT at the debate…sounds like a pack of wolves that are looking for blood tomorrow…

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    Shadow, if Trump wins the primaries the establishment will have a very hard time denying Trump the nomination…the people that support trump will be the ones to stay home…

    although I heard today that the Senators and others in Congress are preparing to endorse Trump if he continues to increase in the polls and starts winning down the road…

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    the bottom line for the republican establishment is that if they lose Trump they can forgetaboutit!..Trump is the only person driving all this interest in the republican debates…

    Do they honestly think if they knock Trump out that people are going to tune in for Jeb! or the rest of the boring contingent…they would be shooting themselves in the foot…

    Trump is revolutioning the republican party and bringing it into the 21st century…the establishment should stop resisting the inevitable and get behind the most interesting candidate they have had in years…

  47. Shadow…

    one other thing…I was extremely disappointed to hear Hillary yesterday go on about how much she liked Kim Kardashian and what an interesting woman she thought she was…

    just my opinion…but hearing that one made me sick…I’ll leave it at that…

  48. I was feeling much better about that poll – TY all so very much – until David Muir ABC just quoted it or one like it. Seems that is the poll being used to place the opponents and Ben will be right after Donald. Carly had a featured role in the piece. I’ve taken a break from a long phone call to bring this here and cannot stay.

  49. Update II: New Jeb Bush ad: “Todos somos Americanos”.



    There is something very wrong with this ad for JeBush that helps Donald Trump. Can you guess what that is? Hint: you don’t have to be very smart or smart at all to figure out the answer. Just be smarter than the Rick Perry or JeBush superbrains.

    Bonus question for extra credit: Can you guess what is smart about the location for tonight’s Donald Trump speech about national security?

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  50. You have to laugh how the MSM is touting Carson who has zero chance, but trying their best to bring down Trump down because they know he might just pull it off.

  51. Shadow, if Trump wins the primaries the establishment will have a very hard time denying Trump the nomination
    ——-
    Correct.

    Why?

    Because the counter party to Trump on the loyalty oath was the establishment.

    By virtue of that oath, the RNC and all other candidates are bound to support the nominee.

    Thus, in their effort to reign him in, they have managed to hoist themselves by their own petard.

  52. Kelly has Fiorina on while Trump is making speech on deck of USS IOWA.
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    That is unfortunate—for Fiorina.

    Nobody will be watching.

  53. Wins the intertubes! HAHAHAHAHA!

    wbboei
    September 15, 2015 at 9:35 pm

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    That is unfortunate—for Fiorina.

    Nobody will be watching.

  54. Trump’s appeal is partly his willingness to buck traditional ideological lines and the powerful interests behind them.

    “I think that’s what is sort of scaring the elites– both Republican and Democratic sides, because they can’t control Trump,”

    People are really afraid to speak their mind, and it is actually with the way people react to things and the way that these various groups attack people if they say anything, we’re having our First Amendment, freedom of speech, stepped on, walked all over by these various groups.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/kochs-freeze-out-trump-120752#ixzz3lrc5oji4

  55. ok…I came in on the beginning of DT’s ‘speech’…I missed the representative that spoke first and evidently endorsed him for the Veterans group…

    if I am being honest…that speech was thin, I would call it more ‘remarks’ and a photo opp…

    I think Donald is holding back and planning on rolling out his “policies” in a month or so…kind of employing the strategy Admin wanted Hillary to pursue…in the meantime he will continue to get “incoming” for details from his critics…

    I did see DT on O’Rielly and O’R pushed DT to give details on his tax plan and DT did not want to do so prematurely and repeated he would be rolling it out in about 3 weeks…

    …so I can’t really say this was a “major foreign policy speech”…that would be stretching it by far…

    I think DT needs to now go have some dinner and get a good night’s sleep…he needs to rest up for tomorrow and then review current events on foreign and domestic policy since that is mainly what the questions are that CNN will be asking…

    and you just know that everyone else on that stage is going to try to impress everyone else and the TV audience with all their “knowledge” so I hope DT isn’t just going to ‘wing it’…

    I hope that DT can surprise all his critics…but he needs to get some rest tonight…

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    did anyone else watch? what do you think?

  56. Boy, in that ad ‘Todos somos americanos,” Jeb’s head is so big in comparison to those young people that it could have its own orbit.

  57. Major foreign policy, speech, not so much, but outline of polices to come, yes. He, doesn’t need to give specifics, at this time. I think his supporters are very, committed. Their not going, anywhere and neither is the Donald, except up, the arrow points up.

  58. On KTLA news tonight, the TV reporter was more concerned with reporting on the small group of protestors outside the USS Iowa calling Trump a racist than covering his actual speech.

  59. Tony…KTLA…ah yes, in LA, remember it well…

    the CNN reporter reported on that too saying the protestors were calling him “racist” and they could hear it on the ship

    people are getting really desperate…Glenn Beck is starting to lose it when it comes to Donald Trump

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/09/15/glenn-beck-tea-partiers-who-support-donald-trump-are-racist/

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    today Jindal is calling Donald a “madman”…Jindal sounds like a madman…

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    if anyone is starting to sound like “clowns” it is these people that are getting so unhinged over DT…crazy…

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    btw…evidently Ben Carson lives in West Palm Beach

    http://postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/09/14/republican-presidential-debate-florida-preview-ben-carson/

  60. I was visiting my former neighbor in Redlands, California and watched the news in her home. The KTLA TV reporter was allowing these protestors to voice their hate for Trump on camera. One of them was some black state senator who looked like a loony, race-baiting Dimocrat calling Trump a racist. Another protestor admitted that her parents were illegal immigrants. With regards to the actual Trump event, the reporter just quickly mumbled something about Trump saying that illegal immigrants get better care than veterans and that he would take better care of veterans than illegal immigrants. Big Media propaganda was on full display here and making me ill.

  61. I was visiting my former neighbor in Redlands, California and watched the news in her home. The KTLA TV reporter was allowing these protestors to voice their hate for Trump on camera. One of them was some black state senator who looked like a loony, race-baiting Dimocrat calling Trump a racist.
    ——-
    They are such fucking stupid pawns. They cannot see the game that is being played on them–and how they are being used by the elites. Their stupidity is off the charts. I am ashamed to live in the same country as these people. Worse to see how their stupidity dooms all of us.

  62. Boy, in that ad ‘Todos somos americanos,” Jeb’s head is so big in comparison to those young people that it could have its own orbit.
    ———
    Cabeza grande

    Pero si

    Porque much agua en su cabeza

    Bush es gringo estupido.

    Mucho dinero pequena inteligencia.

  63. Jeb and the Mrs’s ad is pure passive aggressive hostility. They bombed and they want everyone to know they can go (^@% themselves. And this is the current attitude of the professional Republican party. The hostile takeover is moving right along. I think this is the anger stage of the five stages of grief as Kristol indicated also in his butthurt threat to go home and pout. “Bargaining” coming up.

  64. S
    September 15, 2015 at 11:11 pm
    btw…evidently Ben Carson lives in West Palm Beach

    There was also a story about Carson and his estate of 15 years outside of Baltimore. NONE of the neighbors (in the whole area!) have ever met him or spoken to him. For such a godly and humble man he sure is aloof. Where does he go to church since he is so religious?

  65. wbboei
    September 15, 2015 at 9:32 pm
    Thus, in their effort to reign him in, they have managed to hoist themselves by their own petard.

    They can’t seem to catch a break can they? Too bad their scheme was too complicated and convoluted for dummies like them to pull off. Trump just keeps running in, giving them noogies, then running off again. Wile E GOP vs Trump the Roadrunner. Beep Beep!

  66. I believe Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist. From my experience I would say they are right up there with Jehovah Witnesses on the “everything is a sin” platform. They abstain from EVERYTHING. Assuming he ever really did get poll results like the ones being fictitiously created the whole SDA thing will be used to discredit him. And there is a lot of good verifiable material about them that can easily be used.

  67. Carson. He’s weird. Interviewed for TV aired last night, he stated [paraphrase]:

    My position next to Trump should yield more debate attention than I received last time. Maybe not the gentle man where black is concerned?

    But Y I really stopped by. Variations of the following event are broadcast daily. Will Carly have questions tonight about it or the Bloomberg find admin already pointed out?
    ============

    HP layoffs to exceed 55,000 people – Business Insider
    http://www.businessinsider.com/hp-layoffs-to-exceed-55000-p...
    Business Insider
    Aug 20, 2015 – HP CFO Cathie Lesjak says the company will cut an additional 5 percent of people from its … HP’s layoffs will exceed 55,000 people, CFO says.

    =============

  68. Heightened lack of transparency. NBC New York.

    I watched 5 PM yesterday as a Pablo Gutierrez reported for that local station about a rally against Donald in front of Trump Towers. Pablo was repeating same old line about Trump dissing Latinos. I tweeted a protest statement without his Twitter handle as it was not readily available.

    This morning Google tells me:

    Pablo Gutierrez (@PablogtzT47) | Twitter
    The latest Tweets from Pablo Gutierrez (@PablogtzT47). News reporter for Telemundo 47 in New York. Former Managing Editor for News 12 Español in NY

    Just sliding in an experienced and highly prejudiced “journalist” to further cause of illegal illegals.

    NBCNewYork has long hinted that it is associated with Telemundo. Now we see.

    Also, no need to wait for Obama to bring in Syrians. Catholic diocese of Scranton just welcomed its 3rd family here.

    Hope Donald rocks the debate ship tonight.

  69. I believe the country has awakened to the problem of illegal immigration.

    If so, then these protests by left wing activists will have the opposite effect they intended.

    Trump will continue to dominate the news cycle, and that alone will raise his standing.

    For those who have no opinion on illegal immigration

    The crisis in Europe should provide plenty of “teaching moments”.

    The elites of Europe and the United States are of a single delusional mindset on this and other topics.

    The Soros agenda provides the clearest exposition of it.

    Reality is teaching them just how wrong they are on the issue of illegal immigration.

    More telling than even that, they have no answer to an existential problem.

    Historically, leaders and systems that cannot respond to existential problems fall.

    Violently or through some sort of election process–but die they do.

    Just as the EU will ultimately die over this issue, in the opinion of many.

    In the long run that may solve our problem–even though by then most of us will be dead.

    Until the elites who are running our nation into the ground are dragged to the ground themselves

    Until they are forced to deal on a personal level with problems their policies created.

    Until the are forced to either leave the stage for those who owe their allegiance to the nation

    Nothing will change

    Now that may sound vindictive, and in some ways it probably is.

    But how can you not feel that way about a group of people who are bringing the nation down?

    What is the alternative–indifference, if you can beat them join them?

    No thanks. Not on your life.

    And, by the way, stop trying to minimize these concerns by calling us angry.

    We are deeply concerned, we want you to be, and Dr. Johnson said it all:

    Nothing so fixates the mind as the imminent prospect of being hanged.

  70. I’m not sure what’s wrong with the Jebi ad Admin. However, as a first-generation American (son of Cuban political refugees) I can take a couple of guesses.

    I find it odd he’s speaking Spanish and she is speaking English. I have heard him speak Spanish in person (he used to be my governor) and his American accent in Spanish is much more noticeable when not scripted. I’m sure that took 20 takes to get the Spanish to sound right.

    Next up, I’ve heard her English in person. It is nowhere near as polished as it is in the ad.

    Moving right along, why do an ad that panders specifically to Hispanics and only Hispanics? Why does it need to be said, “We are all Americans?” I’ve always thought that is understood by everyone. No one has a problem with Hispanics. Everyone [including Hispanics] have a problem with illegals and HB1 Visa holders taking our damn jobs and lowering wages across the board!

    Finally, regarding the ad, I have to admit the sons are mighty fine. Particularly the one on the right. I believe he is the heir apparent to the dynasty.

    Personal story: One of my best friends is in her 50s. She is Cuban, black, and though born in Cuba she was raised in NYC from the time she was 1 year old. She is an engineer. She makes a decent living and has been employed with the same company for 15 years though she has always thought there were greener pastures elsewhere if she ever found another company to work for. Recently she decided to look at open positions for someone with her credentials. She submitted her resume with a firm close to her. She waited. Nothing. She called in and asked for HR. They knew who she was. They had seen the resume but her asking salary was “too high.” Since the salary she listed was on the low end she asked, “how much are you paying?” The response, “We are willing to pay UP TO $15 and hour. Why would we pay anyone more than that when there are so many people here from Central America willing to do the job for $10 and hour?”

    And that my dear friends is the problem. Hispanics need jobs too. We, the ones who vote and pay taxes, who have never been unemployed, who have never received publicly financed support, speak English perfectly, who paid back their student loans, and do everything possible to follow the law, are also forced to take a back seat to illegals and cherry picked foreigners that will save corporations money.

    I do find it insulting the ad is geared to the Hispanics that do not adhere to the same principles. It is geared to the ones that don’t.

    That’s my two cents.

  71. Mormaer
    September 16, 2015 at 5:36 am
    ————
    We know a lot about the Soros empire–I do at least, because I spent roughly a year studying it.

    I know next to nothing about the Koch group, and have said positive things about them here.

    Which makes me wonder whether thanks to limited information–and surely not bad judgment

    I have managed to get it wrong.

    Strangely, Koch is a friend and neighbor of Trump

    There is an interchange of personnel from the vast Koch organization to Trump

    Yet, he is never invited to their events

    And their spokesman say he is not what the country needs

    One need only look around to realize that statement is untrue on its face.

    What they really mean to say is Trump is not what the Republican elites need

    To which I say–sorry Charlie, that’s not good enough.

    The author of this article started out as a writer for the Tacoma News Tribune

    And now he is the chief investigative reporter for Politico

    How the mighty have fallen

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/kochs-freeze-out-trump-120752#ixzz3lrc5oji4

  72. No one has a problem with Hispanics. Everyone [including Hispanics] have a problem with illegals and HB1 Visa holders taking our damn jobs and lowering wages across the board!
    ———-
    Correct.

    And the elites, to prop themselves up, cast the proposition the other way

    Depriving them of the benefits of cheap labor which tanks to middle class

    Is racism

    Somehow, we have to take that blatant lie and incitement to violence away from them

    False claims of racism are the last bastion of scoundrels.

  73. This is from Erickson at Red State: It concerns pundits, most of whom are seldom right but never in doubt.
    ________________

    I’ve got a friend who runs a policy shop who had spent a number of years in the private sector first.

    He had a pundit come in and apply for a job.

    He looked at the guy’s resume. The guy had gotten out of an ivy league school and went straight to work writing about policy and politics for an outlet in D.C.

    My friend looks at the guy and asks if he had ever had a private sector job. The answer was no.

    Then my friend wondered if the guy had ever worked on a political campaign or in congress. Nope.

    In fact the guy being interviewed was indignant at the implications of the questions.

    He didn’t get the job, but remains a “political analyst” on TV and the internet.

    As Tim Carney writes in his most recent column, there is a growing global distrust of elite leaders and opinion makers.

    That distrust has grown on the right and much of it comes because in the age of Google you can find out that the person you’re reading has no experience in the real world and is frequently critical of anyone who dares to actually advocate a position instead of just pontificating about it.

  74. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

    Goes a long way toward explaining

    The growing alienation and estrangement of the elites from ordinary people

    As politics becomes the sport of billionaires

    The policy choices of billionaires will come to predominate

    Over the needs of working people

    The fact that so often these policy choices are wrong

    Is an abstraction for billionaires

    But a painful, sometimes deadly state of affairs for the rest of us

    The solution is to reduce the political clout of billionaires

    For them to have that kind of clout is a repudiation of democracy.

    The following suggests why:

    The original hierarchy of needs five-stage model includes:

    1. Biological and Physiological needs – air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep.

    2. Safety needs – protection from elements, security, order, law, stability, freedom from fear.

    3. Love and belongingness needs – friendship, intimacy, affection and love, – from work group, family, friends, romantic relationships.

    4. Esteem needs – achievement, mastery, independence, status, dominance, prestige, self-respect, respect from others.

    5. Self-Actualization needs – realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences. Transcendence.

    Ordinary people live in the zone of 1-4. The elites are in zone 5. In zone 5, its common sense is often found to be lacking.

  75. SESSIONS EMBRACES ‘NATIVIST’ SLUR: WHAT’S WRONG WITH FAVORING AMERICANS?

    by NEIL MUNRO15 Sep 2015455
    Alabama’s Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80% is pro-American, and he doesn’t care if he’s called a “nativist” by post-national advocates for massive immigration.

    “What’s wrong with that? … What’s wrong with putting America[ns] first?” he told a reporter for Roll Call, which published an article headlined as “Sessions Feels Vindicated by [Donald] Trump’s Nativist Surge.”

    Sessions’ focus, however, isn’t on just the people born in the United States. He’s looking beyond ancestry and birthplace to include immigrants and their kids who’ve been welcomed legally into the United States. “We [politicians] represent the people who voted for us. That’s who our duty is owed to. To them…we should be doing what’s in their best interest,” he stated.

    The mere existence of the would-be “nativist” slur shows the deep contempt that internationalists have for ordinary Americans, said a Hill staffer. “It should go without saying that the country exists to serve the interests of its citizens… so that fact that we have the [sneering] term ‘nativist’ implies that some people think the citizens shouldn’t have that priority,” the staffer said.

    So far, populists haven’t developed their own term to trump the would-be slur of ‘nativist’ for the politicians who put Americans’ interests ahead of other people’s interests. Americans First, Americans’ Pride, citizenist, pro-American, and nativist are all being thrown about in conversation.

    Sessions — and Trump — are pushing that conversation along. “It is important for people to see a politician to turn a word around on its head,” said the staffer.

    Washington’s political class unfortunately caters to the post-national, globalist business groups, Sen. Sessions says. “They spend too much time in fundraisers with rich people and they don’t deeply understand the pain of middle-class, salaried people,” he said.

    “The idea of somebody sitting in Wall Street, a million-plus dollars a year in income, saying ‘This is all right to bring in an unlimited number of people,’ to cause trouble and you know, financial difficulties for our schools and our hospitals? They don’t live with that. It’s easy for them to say that. Who are these people? Who’s speaking for the average person?”

    Each year, the federal government invites or accepts roughly 2.5 million new immigrants, guest-workers, and illegal migrants to compete for jobs sought by the four million Americans who turn 18. The resulting glut of labor thins Americans’ wages and strains taxpayer’s anti-poverty programs, while also fattening company revenues, profits, Wall Street stock prices, and progressives’ career opportunities.

    Populist champion Donald Trump recognizes the issue, Sessions noted. “He met with us and certainly adopted a lot of the suggestions that I’ve been making over the years and all of a sudden he’s surged to the top of the polls.”

    Trump is the first or second choice of roughly 40 percent of GOP primary voters. In contrast, the GOP establishment candidates are stuck below 10 percent or five percent.

    But Sessions thinks there’s time for the GOP to redeem itself. “People like confession,” he said, offering up a script for politicians to get on the right side of history. He says:

    We [politicians] need to say, ‘We’ve been too pure in this trade business. … You are right, American people — we have not defended you sufficiently on the world stage in these trade agreements and we’re going to negotiate tougher and we’re going to defend our interests more effectively. And yes, you’re right. You’ve been asking for 30 years to end this [immigration] lawlessness. We don’t have enough jobs for our own people. We’re not going to keep bringing in millions of people, legal and illegal, until you have a better chance to get your children, your family, a job. And I care about you, and I don’t care what Wall Street money says.’

    Trump’s roaring success has been a surprise to the establishment, Sessions’ said. Now, the shocked GOP leaders and lobbyists “ought to be a little more humble in their political prognosticating,” he said. So far, however, “I haven’t had a lot of people [in D.C.] say I was right,” he said.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/15/sessions-embraces-nativist-slur-whats-wrong-favoring-americans/

  76. Europe has a choice to make:

    will we have a continued policy of illegal immigration?

    Or will we have Europe??

    It is their decision–not mine.

    But if it were mine, I would say this to Schengen:

    Auf Wiedersehen:

    Auf Wiedersehen, Schengen: Austria Reimposes Border Controls with Hungary
    Plus, more trouble in Croatia and Greece as the entire European project unravels.
    by Michael Walsh
    September 16, 2015 – 2:11 am
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    And away we go:

    Austria has begun selective controls of vehicles at three main border crossings with Hungary as it tries to impose some order over the stream of refugees and other migrants from that country. Police say the controls, in effect since early Wednesday, may be extended to 10 crossings, with vehicles being stopped selectively for checks of passports and other travel documents. Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner has said that Syrians and others in danger in their home countries can continue to ask for asylum in Austria. She says they will also be free to travel on to Germany, as has been the case up to now.

    But wait — there’s more! Croatia has now become a new invasion point:

    First groups of migrants have started arriving in Croatia — a new entry point into the European Union after Hungary sealed off its border with Serbia with massive coils of barbed wire. About 80 people crossed early on Wednesday after they were first bused to the Serbian border town of Sid, following an all-night ride from the southern border with Macedonia.

    Dozens of police and aid workers waited for the migrants across the border in Croatia, where they are being registered. Local media say some migrants have sought to cross into Croatia through nearby fields to avoid registration. Officials say three more buses are expected to arrive in Sid later in the morning. Migrants have avoided Croatia in the past because they must still go into Hungary or Slovenia before reaching Austria or Germany.

    And they’re still flooding into Greece from Muslim Turkey:

    Greece’s coast guard says it has picked up hundreds of people from the sea near eastern Aegean islands as they attempted to reach Greece clandestinely from the nearby Turkish coast.

    The coast guard said Wednesday it rescued 773 people in 19 separate search and rescue operations from Tuesday morning to Wednesday morning off the coasts of the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Rhodes. The figures do not include the hundreds more who manage to reach the islands themselves, usually in overcrowded inflatable dinghies or wooden boats.

    More than 250,000 people have reached Greece clandestinely so far this year, the vast majority of them Syrians or Afghans fleeing conflict at home. Few, if any, want to remain in financially strapped Greece, with most heading north overland through the Balkans to more prosperous European countries such as Germany and Sweden.

    We’re watching the entire European project unravel before our eyes and Europe’s leaders bask in self-congratulation at their moral superiority. This won’t end well.

  77. admin
    September 15, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Update II: New Jeb Bush ad: “Todos somos Americanos”.

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    Freakin’ excuse me.

    Damn, last time I checked Shrub III was running for President in the United States of American, not EFFIN’ Mexico!!!!!!!!!!

    Amnesty written all over this piece of crap ad.

  78. Wbboei, the EU was always a terrible idea to anyone with half-a-brain. I believe it was Thatcher who when asked about the notion said, “No! No! No!”

    We see now what Europe has become. This is what becomes of nations who willingly give up their sovereignty.

    I do dare say, I believe Americans are not yet willing to go quietly down the same path.

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