Trumped: Scott Walker Skips Out

Update: Scott Walker reportedly quitting presidential race. Then it happened. May we have a moment of silence for Trump hater George Will. His wife just lost her job with Scott Walker.

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine,
et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
Requiéscant in pace. Amen.

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Scott Walker is out of the presidential race. Scott Walker made bad personnel decisions and wanted to be all things to all people all the time. In a regular election that could have made him a winner. But Trump.

Scott Walker skipped out of the GOP race today. As he left he asked others to leave the race too in order to Stop Trump. Why the anger against Trump? Scott Walker denounced personal attacks even as he personally attacked Trump as someone who attacked candidates personally.

Somehow Walker missed Trump supporters insulted by John McCain as kooks. Walker missed Bobby Jindal calling Trump a “madman”. Rick Perry called Trump a “cancer”. All the insults against Trump and Trump’s hair missed by Walker. But Walker says Trump is the one who insults when Trump responds to insults.

Scott Walker held a great deal of promise. But Scott Walker did not realize the race is fixed for JeBush. Scott Walker thought he had a chance in a fair election. This is not a fair election. This is a fixed elected. The nominee will be Jeb Bush because the GOP establishment wants Jeb Bush. The establishment gets what the establishment wants. Jeb Bush will be the nominee unless Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump supporters stop the coronation.

Scott Walker could have been a contender. But Scott Walker was a man out of his time. Scott Walker did not realize that Trump had changed the political universe. The moment Trump got in the race Scott Walker no longer appeared to be a fierce fighter and Chris Christie no longer appeared to have heft or be a loud talker.

Scott Walker today made an even bigger mistake than the one he made when he did not recalculate his campaign strategy after Trump. What was today’s Scott Walker mistake? Scott Walker asked other candidates to get out in order to Stop Trump. But the more candidates get out, the stronger Trump will get.

Scott Walker did not look at the polls which repeatedly demonstrate that the non-elected candidates receive more support – over 50% of the vote – than the elected officials who want to climb their career ladder. The more candidates get out, the stronger the outsider candidates will get.

Scott Walker also does not realize that there are many pawns on the chessboard but only two Kings. On this chessboard there is JeBush and Donald Trump. There is no other. There are plenty of pawns, but many already are dead on the field after they attacked Trump. Trump fights.

The pawns on the chessboard- pawn Ben Carson and pawn Carly Fiorina are a halfway house to Donald Trump. Eventually Trump gets the Fiorina and Carson voters. The less than 1% of the voters who supported Scott Walker will go to Jeb Bush but that won’t be enough for JeBush to get the crown.

Scott Walker got out now for one very good reason. He was not about to get into the debate in October and there will be no kiddie debate in October. It was over for Walker and Walker knew it. But Walker blames Trump.

Scott Walker wants to blame Donald Trump. We understand, on a human level, that Walker does not want to take the blame. But it wasn’t Trump who made Walker lame, it was Walker that trumped himself.

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  1. Trump on Greta Van Susteren tonight.

    Here’s Walker’s good-bye:

    As a kid, I was drawn to Ronald Reagan because he was a Republican and a conservative. But most of all, I admired him because of his eternal optimism in the American people.

    That thought came into my head when we were all standing at the Reagan Library last Wednesday. President Reagan was good for America because he was an optimist.

    Sadly, the debate taking place in the Republican party today is not focused on that optimistic view of America. Instead, it has drifted into personal attacks.

    In the end, I believe that voters want to be for something and not against someone. Instead of talking about how bad things are, we want to hear about how we can make them better for everyone.

    We need to get back to the basics of our party:

    We are the party that believes that people create jobs – not the government – and the best way to grow the economy is to get the government out of the way and build it from the ground up.

    We are the party that believes that the way to measure success in government is by how many people are no longer dependent on the government – because we ultimately believe in the dignity of work.

    We are the party that believes that a strong military leads to peace through strength and that will protect our children and future generations – we believe that good will triumph over evil.

    We are the party that believes in the American people – and not the federal government.

    These ideas will help us win the election next fall and – more importantly – these ideas will help make our country great again.

    To refocus the debate will require leadership. While I was sitting in church yesterday, the pastor’s words reminded me that the Bible is full of stories about people who were called to be leaders in unusual ways.

    Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the race so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top of the field. With that in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately.

    I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current frontrunner. This is fundamentally important to the future of the party and – ultimately – to the future of our country.

    This is a difficult decision as so many wonderful people stepped up to support our efforts. Tonette and I are so very thankful for the many outstanding volunteers and the excellent staff who helped us throughout the campaign. You have become like family to us.

    And speaking of family, I want to personally thank my wife Tonette – who has been a rock – as well as our amazing sons Matt and Alex. I thank my parents, my brother David and his family – and all of our other family and friends for their love and support.

    Most of all, I want to thank God for His abundant grace. Win or lose, it is more than enough for any of us.

    Thank you.

  2. Isn’t it a bit strange that no reporter has tracked down that guy who started the whole Muslim discussion at the rally in NH???

    the usual MO is that a reporter will find that person and then badger them with questions or they will be invited on to CNN or some cable channel to be hit with all kinds of questions…

    or at the very least the person will be identified in the news by his name and where he lives and what his politics are, his background, etc

    but nothing…nada…not a word identifying him in the MSM…

    very odd…indeed…

  3. Walker’s shortcomings doomed him, not Trump:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/scott-walker-quits-2016-takeaways-213907

    How Scott Walker became an asterisk

    From presumed front-runner to quitter, Walker’s fall was fast. [snip]

    After a promising start last winter, the two-term Wisconsin governor turned out to be a tentative and mistake-prone candidate who badly fumbled core Republican issues — especially birthright citizenship — that Trump and other top GOP candidates handled with relative ease.

    Several senior Republicans with knowledge of his campaign said the 47-year-old Walker — who won two elections and survived a recall effort without the help of national consultants — was simply too confident in his own abilities and often acted, ineptly, as his own campaign manager.

    “The impression I had,” said one veteran GOP operative, “was that Scott was making it up as he went along.”

    But his sudden exit from the race on Monday said just as much about the toxicity of the environment as the flaws of the man. Walker’s charisma-free Midwest pique simply couldn’t compete with Trump’s bellowing, telegenic challenge to the party establishment — during a primal-rage 2016 primary season when any candidate with a connection to government starts at a disadvantage.

    “It’s no longer about just backing an outsider in principle; people want somebody who is completely outside the system,” says Heather Stancil, co-chair of the Madison County, Iowa Republican Committee — an area that was supposed to be a Walker electoral stronghold.

    “It makes me scratch my head; the only thing I can attribute Walker’s failure to is that people do not want someone tainted by any relation to government at all,” she added. “They are so fed up they don’t trust anybody. He said he was an outsider, but he also had that taint of working in government.

    His stunning fall, from top tier hopeful to a so-called “asterisk candidate” who couldn’t break 1 percent in the latest CNN poll, also illustrated the limits of fundraising in a 2016 that was supposed to be dominated by unregulated campaign spending. Both Walker and former Gov. Rick Perry, who dropped out earlier this month, represent a two-man money-couldn’t-buy-them-love club on the sidelines. Super PACs affiliated with Perry and Walker raised millions in the weeks leading up to their collapses — Walker’s alone banked more than $20 million.

    But Walker had far less success raising hard money for his campaign and struggled to bankroll staffers in the states and travel.

    Walker, a deeply religious evangelical Christian who waged a years-long battle against public employee unions in his home state while touting his back-of-Harley working-class roots, had an impressive entrance into the race. He delivered a powerful defense of economic and cultural conservatism in a fiery speech at Rep. Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit in January in which he talked about braving a union sympathizer’s threat to gut his wife “like a deer.”

    But angry as Walker was — his super PAC was named “Unintimidated” — he just wasn’t quite angry enough.

    Liz Mair, a former Walker aide who was fired earlier this year, took to Twitter on Monday to enumerate the mistakes her one-time boss had made — and said he often seemed overmatched by the velocity and information overload inherent in a modern presidential campaign.

    At the top of her list: “Not educating himself fast enough on issues outside governor’s remit” and “Not training himself out of tics incl[uding] instinctively answering ‘yes’ and ‘absolutely’ to things, comparing lots of things to union fight.”

    Walker’s campaign had been imploding for weeks, but his public low point — and one that made him vulnerable to charges of weakness — was his stumbling response to the birthright citizenship proposal, a quixotic bid to challenge the 14th Amendment guarantee that all people born in the U.S. be given citizenship rights. Over the course of seven days in August, Walker rattled out no fewer than three positions — a call to challenge the amendment, a solid “no” when asked if he planned to challenge existing laws, and a call for the status quo.

    It’s okay to flip-flop, but not as frequently as Flipper. Almost everyone (except Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush) has changed positions in this race. Donald Trump used to be a raging liberal (and perhaps he still is),” wrote conservative blogger Ed Straker, hours before walker’s fall. “But even Trump, once changing his position, didn’t go back and forth and back and forth several times within the space of a few days. … He quickly became known as being squishy on immigration.

    Until the summer, Walker seemed to have a sturdy regional strategy that seemed Trump-proof. He staked his chances on Iowa’s deeply conservative GOP caucus electorate — and he had a regional hook The Donald couldn’t dream of — having spent part of his childhood in Iowa. But he struggled to stake out an identity beyond his battles with unions.

    “You can say you fought against the unions, and you are a conservative, but eventually you have to have a compelling national policy proposal that captures people’s imagination,” said longtime Republican pollster David Winston. “Walker didn’t have that.”

    To say that he peaked early is an understatement: Walker led the Iowa pack in February with 25 percent and sat in third place nationally for much of the year. He plummeted to 3 percent and 10th place in Iowa by September — and fell off the charts last week.

    The two Republican debates — which might have served as a safety net for his free-falling candidacy — were unmemorable, and his bland passivity at last Wednesday’s otherwise raucous showdown proved fatal.

    On a night when Carly Fiorina rose, instantly, from the ranks of also-rans to second or third place, Walker chose to speak less than anyone else on the stage — logging a mere eight minutes of talk time, compared with Trump’s 20.

    “He was a terrible candidate, but he also got Trump-ed,” said one Walker ally.

  4. Scott Walker has beady eyes, is a lousy Governor and sore loser.

    LOSER.

    The sisters are changing party to vote for Trump in the Primary.

  5. Here’s Walker’s good-bye:
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    Pure unadulterated crap he is peddling.

    He lists the things he claims the party believes in.

    He neglects to mention the party does NOT practices those things.

    They are the donor party, and whatever ideals they once had no longer exist.

    And when he says the debates have focused on personal attacks

    What the fuck does this slow thinking ignoramus

    Think of the debate format which set it up that way—Tapper (highly overrated douchebag)

    What he really did not like was Trump’s bursting his bubble

    Or rather the Wisconsin Miracle, which, like treason is a matter of dates.

    The Republican party has sought to obliterate its base

    If Trump did not exist they would have to invent him.

  6. In my experience, generally speaking, Republicans are more inclined to question their leadership and democrats are more inclined to accept whatever they are told. Therefore, it is harder for the Republican leadership to bamboozle and exploit their base, and when they do the same thing that the other part routinely does they are more likely to get their teeth kicked in.

    What God is Walker preying to. This party is the antithesis of Reagan. Its the party of Bush. And how can he sustain any faith whatsoever that this party believes in small government. All he needs to do is study the behavior of McConnell and Boehner, which will ever disabuse him of that myopia.

  7. Carly is damaged goods:

    September 18, 2015
    Carly Fiorina: Jeb-lite?
    By Ed Straker

    When Carly Fiorina rips into Hillary Clinton, low information Republican primary voters clap like trained seals. The reality is, however, that Carly Fiorina is mostly a moderate Republican. The good people at Conservativereview.com have compiled a rather disturbing dossier of her political views.

    Immigration: Carly supports keeping birthright citizenships and allowing anchor babies, calling attempts to change the law a mere “distraction”. She supports amnesty for so-called “Dreamers”, and supported Marco Rubio’s gang of 8 amnesty bill. (By the way, wasn’t Marco’s prepared speeches great in the debate? If you think so, please don’t vote for him.) Carly refuses to say whether she supports a broad amnesty program. She opposes deporting illegals. These positions only put her a smidgeon to the right of Jeb Bush, who openly supports amnesty for illegals; they hardly make her a raging lion of conservatism.

    Economy: Carly supported the expensive cap-and-trade program promoted by John McCain. She said very recently she still believed in imaginary global warming. She has spoken out against efforts to defund Obamacare. She supported the wall street bailouts and has said she wants more government intervention in the housing market.

    Security: “A mere two weeks after the terrorist attack of 9/11, Fiorina gave a speech praising the early Islamic Caliphate as one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known. Radical Islamist social media has taken to using this speech as a recruitment tool. ” As a 9/11 survivor, I find her speech, especially the timing of it, extremely offensive.

    While she was in charge at HP, her company circumvented sanctions to do business with Iran.

    Judiciary: Carly would have voted to confirm ulta-leftist Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. She also said that county clerks who have objections to the gay marriage diktat should comply or resign, rather than fight the law through civil disobedience.

    There are some good things about Carly, to be sure. She is very vocal against Planned Parenthood’s sale of human body parts. She opposes the nuclear deal with Iran. She wants Obamacare mostly repealed, as long as it can be done without prompting a government shutdown.

    But I think, rhetoric aside, she is clearly a moderate Republican. How does that make her different from Trump? Well, both have been quite liberal in their pasts. But at least on the key issue of immigration, Trump is the most conservative candidate. On immigration, Carly is almost the most liberal candidate, and on most other issues, she’s somewhat liberal too.

    I think the GOP establishment may be using her as a backup for Bush. Now that Bush has faltered, and Kasich hasn’t caught fire quickly enough, they are still looking for their Trump-killer, and Carly, who is Ronald Reagan on the outside but Nancy Pelosi on the inside, seems to fit the bill.

    This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

    When Carly Fiorina rips into Hillary Clinton, low information Republican primary voters clap like trained seals. The reality is, however, that Carly Fiorina is mostly a moderate Republican. The good people at Conservativereview.com have compiled a rather disturbing dossier of her political views.

    Immigration: Carly supports keeping birthright citizenships and allowing anchor babies, calling attempts to change the law a mere “distraction”. She supports amnesty for so-called “Dreamers”, and supported Marco Rubio’s gang of 8 amnesty bill. (By the way, wasn’t Marco’s prepared speeches great in the debate? If you think so, please don’t vote for him.) Carly refuses to say whether she supports a broad amnesty program. She opposes deporting illegals. These positions only put her a smidgeon to the right of Jeb Bush, who openly supports amnesty for illegals; they hardly make her a raging lion of conservatism.

    Economy: Carly supported the expensive cap-and-trade program promoted by John McCain. She said very recently she still believed in imaginary global warming. She has spoken out against efforts to defund Obamacare. She supported the wall street bailouts and has said she wants more government intervention in the housing market.

    Security: “A mere two weeks after the terrorist attack of 9/11, Fiorina gave a speech praising the early Islamic Caliphate as one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known. Radical Islamist social media has taken to using this speech as a recruitment tool. ” As a 9/11 survivor, I find her speech, especially the timing of it, extremely offensive.

    While she was in charge at HP, her company circumvented sanctions to do business with Iran.

    Judiciary: Carly would have voted to confirm ulta-leftist Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. She also said that county clerks who have objections to the gay marriage diktat should comply or resign, rather than fight the law through civil disobedience.

    There are some good things about Carly, to be sure. She is very vocal against Planned Parenthood’s sale of human body parts. She opposes the nuclear deal with Iran. She wants Obamacare mostly repealed, as long as it can be done without prompting a government shutdown.

    But I think, rhetoric aside, she is clearly a moderate Republican. How does that make her different from Trump? Well, both have been quite liberal in their pasts. But at least on the key issue of immigration, Trump is the most conservative candidate. On immigration, Carly is almost the most liberal candidate, and on most other issues, she’s somewhat liberal too.

    I think the GOP establishment may be using her as a backup for Bush. Now that Bush has faltered, and Kasich hasn’t caught fire quickly enough, they are still looking for their Trump-killer, and Carly, who is Ronald Reagan on the outside but Nancy Pelosi on the inside, seems to fit the bill.

    This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/09/carly_fiorina_jeblite.html#ixzz3mQT44t3j
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  8. jbstonesfan
    September 21, 2015 at 9:19 pm
    All MSM claiming Trump’s 24% shows he is falling in the polls…
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    JB: have you ever know them to do anything different?

    They want a horse race.

    And they are into denial on the anti washington groundswell.

    There are two truths about them that are undeniable.\

    First, they are corrupt as hell.

    Second, they know far less than we do about what is going on thanks to Admin.

    The last thing they will admit is that the whole thing was fixed.

    That they do know–and they will never ever evah admit it.

    Donald has shit in their mess kit, and they are having to eat it.

  9. Donald’s got the issues and the money.

    That is all that matter.

    But we have to be patient.

    The challenge for Donald will be to build the ground organizations.

    I would be willing to help him do that here in Washington.

    You could help him in Florida if you are so inclined.

    The thing about his coalition–real people, from all social stata, not the button down shirt Ivy Leaguers who have commandeered the establishment candidates.

  10. The other factor is the statistical phenomenon of regression to the mean. There is only one poll that count despite all the flap jaws of big media–the one on election day.

  11. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2572552

    Scott Walker’s own limitations did him in

    It’s easy to say Scott Walker dropped out of the Republican presidential race because he ran out of money. But he ran out of money because of his own limitations as a candidate — limitations that have been in plain sight for quite a while.

    Walker surprised the political world in late January when he delivered a wow-’em speech at an Iowa Republican gathering. The GOP activists there already respected Walker for his record as governor of Wisconsin, but most expected a lackluster, even boring presentation from a man who had not, up to that point, set the campaign trail on fire.

    What they got was a strong and stirring speech that made a lot of Republicans in the crowd immediately rethink their assessment of Walker. If he could combine a great record with a dynamic candidacy — well, Scott Walker could be The Man.

    Walker shot up in the polls. But signs of trouble quickly followed.

    There had always been talk that Walker, as a Midwestern governor, wasn’t well versed, or even very versed at all, in foreign policy. That turned out to be true, and obvious to all when he cited his command of the Wisconsin National Guard as national security experience and argued that Ronald Reagan’s 1981 firing of the air traffic controllers was “the most significant foreign policy decision of my lifetime.”

    Some supporters saw Walker’s lack of foreign policy chops as a fixable problem. Indeed, he tried to fix it, gathering a group of experts to school him in international affairs. But for Walker, an even bigger problem was domestic policy. He just wasn’t very up on some of the key policy and political issues that a president has to confront.

    About a month after his Iowa breakthrough, Walker traveled to Palm Beach, Florida to address a donor-heavy crowd at a gathering sponsored by the conservative Club for Growth. He was asked his thoughts about the Export-Import Bank — not a huge issue, but an important one to many fiscal conservatives — and he didn’t seem to have any. Walker was also asked about the standoff then going on in Congress over funding the Department of Homeland Security. His answer was long, meandering, and entirely unclear. He was asked about President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Same story.

    Walker was not a candidate prepared to deal with national policy in the context of a presidential campaign. In an interview, I asked him whether things had moved too quickly, whether the ground had shifted under his feet after the Iowa speech. His answer was instant: “Totally.”

    “We thought all along if we got in, it would be kind of this slow and steady, don’t worry about the other guys, just keep focused on moving forward, and as candidates chose not to get in or fell off, we’d be in a position to make a compelling case to them,” Walker explained. “We had no idea that after that Iowa summit there would be that kind of acceleration to the race. But we’re here, and we’re not going to complain about it.”

    Still, many Walker supporters thought the problems were fixable. So did Walker. He could get those experts together, dive into the briefing books, and find his footing.

    It didn’t work. As the campaign went on, Walker made error after error, all based in the fact that he wasn’t well versed in national issues. When he took multiple positions on the question of birthright citizenship — again, not the biggest issue in the world but the kind of thing that can pop up in a campaign — it was clear he hadn’t really thought about it very much.

    The hard lesson for Walker is that campaigns expose a candidate’s weaknesses and gaps in knowledge. While it is possible for candidates to improve as performers — they do it all the time — it is really hard for them to learn much new during the campaign. The action is simply too frantic, too non-stop for a candidate to really delve into anything.

    What that means is a good candidate had better bring a pretty strong store of knowledge to a campaign. Walker brought a lot of knowledge about Wisconsin, but not a lot about presidential-level issues.

    His deficiencies were brutally exposed once the GOP debates began. At the Fox News debate in August, Walker went in too cautiously — the idea was to hit a single, avoid any big mistakes, and move on — and underperformed even those expectations.

    Going into the CNN Reagan Library debate last Wednesday, Walker’s team had done a lot of coaching, but mostly, it seemed, on style. He talked too fast in the first debate, so they wanted him to write two words on a pad of paper when he arrived at his podium at the Reagan Library: “Slow Down.”

    It didn’t matter. The moderators virtually ignored Walker, and he failed to effectively jump into the stream of debate on his own. Then, after the debate, came a shocking poll, from CNN, that showed Walker’s support, already weakening, had cratered.

    Many Republicans will view Walker’s departure with real regret. It is hard to overstate how much conservatives respected him for his fight against the public employee unions in Wisconsin. He stood up to everything the Democratic-Big Labor-Liberal Establishment had to throw at him, and came out the winner. That took enormous strength and resolve. If anything qualified a Republican for a shot at the White House, that was it.

    But for all this strengths at the state level, Walker just wasn’t ready for a national run. And in the end, the presidential campaign did what presidential campaigns do: it ruthlessly exposed the weakness of the man at the top.

  12. Maybe Walker’s real problem is that he just doesn’t read much beyond the local news if he is that ignorant of news outside of Wisconsin.

  13. Tony, reading those articles above about what he DIDN’T know, made me think I know a lot more about foreign policy than he does! You’d think they’d study that stuff before even stepping in the ring… but maybe they like to wait for the campaign money to start coming in, so they can pay themselves for studying???

  14. quoting myself:
    made me think I know a lot more about foreign policy than he does!

    …. and I don’t know much, so that really saying something bad about Walker…

    I keep hearing on the news his words being repeated about wanting a candidate with a positive view – um, Trump is ALL about positiveness (unless you insult him) – his very slogan is “make America great again”, for heaven’s sake….

  15. Once it starts getting around that Carly is on the wrong side of immigration issues, she’s going to sink fast – it’s probably the biggest issue of this election….

  16. and what happened to taking the oath to, support the eventual Republican winner? Always such BS…

    gonzo, good point, I wonder if anyone will bring that up…? If so, it might prevent the next drop outs from copying Walker….

  17. Lorac, the Latin is in honor of the Pope. 🙂

    BTW, we’re having fun on Twitter. We’re tweaking George Will. Unemployment has hit the Will household now that the spouse is out of a job. 🙂 🙂

  18. lorac
    September 22, 2015 at 12:22 am
    Once it starts getting around that Carly is on the wrong side of immigration issues, she’s going to sink fast – it’s probably the biggest issue of this election….
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    You might say that.

    You might even say this:

    It is the EXISTENTIAL ISSUE for the country.

  19. re: the backlash against Trump for not “correcting” that commenter who said the Obama is Muslim – the backlash theme is that it was awful to not correct him, to not defend Obama against that charge…

    Why oh why does someone not bring up the question, why is this such a big deal, if being a Muslim is such a wonderful thing???

    If Muslim is so great, than someone “incorrectly” saying Obama is a Muslim is not a slam, it’s simply (theoretically) just incorrect. If the person had incorrectly said that Obama’s hair is red hair, would there be this huge outcry? Of course not, so why the upset over a similar simple “mistake”?

    Someone should point that out. If Muslim is a good thing, then what’s the big issue? A little mistaken idea is not a big deal…

  20. Few will miss Walker and his .05% polling will not make any kind of difference to the remaining candidates just like Perry made zero difference. His parting shot at Trump on behalf of the big dollar cheap labor Republicans was petty and done to facilitate his future employment as a flunky. Another one bites the dust.

  21. The CoC Republicans and candidates like Walker are still refusing to acknowledge and work from the premise that the public knows and understands that all domestic policy (and increasingly foreign policy as well) is now hinged on the various schemes of immigration, illegal versus legal, too much versus not enough, who is allowed into the country, non-enforcement of current law, and national sovereignty. Crime, jobs, health care, budget, drugs, terrorism and national security, education, upward mobility and class, political correctness and social manipulation, trade, housing, and much more all flow from solving the out of control invasion of this country. The cost is astronomical. The security risk is enormous. Simply enforcing current law would start alleviating the public fiscal bleeding, social problems of native born citizens who face generational unemployment, and the list is seemingly infinite. The public understands this but the elites profit from it and don’t care. The public understands the general problem if not the particulars in detail. Acts of Love to take the country down to servitude of their invaders and enablers is no longer acceptable. Walker could have addressed this but chose not to do so thus he is gone.

  22. Rumblings. Rumblings across the blogosphere since very early this morning. One- Walker walked out when he did for a reason. Two- The guy who asked the muslim question was a paid-plant.

    Questions: Are those two incidents related? If so, how much did Walker know and when did he know it? Finally, who paid the plant?

  23. Carly Fiorina supporter on trumped Walker:

    http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2015/09/how-trump-stole-walkers-lunch-money.html

    How Trump stole Walker’s lunch money [snip]

    Walker’s people are bemoaning that Donald Trump has done in another good governor, as somehow Rick Perry’s departure is all Trump’s fault. Many Republicans are sounding like whine buckets as their first round draft choices are turning into Cleveland Browns quarterbacks.

    Which brings me to this odd headline in the Washington Examiner: “Top Santorum aide: Trump has ‘stolen something’ from every candidate.”

    Yes he has stolen something from every candidate. They are called voters. He has stolen them by understanding the concerns of voters — No. 1 being the border. [snip]

    Then there is Jeb! who believes he can outpander the Democratic Party. In his book, Bush said his wife being Hispanic shaped his immigration policy. Trump mocked that.

    Given the choice between a Democrat and a Democrat-Lite, voters will go with the Democrat.

    The Family Bush learned that in 1992. Apparently, Jeb! did not get the memo.

    Yes, Trump is mean and nasty. So are the Democrats. If you cannot beat Trump, you cannot beat the Democrats so why nominate you.

    Governor Walker’s departure should be followed by exits from Christie, and Jindal. The others polling under 5% are just in the race to raise money: Huckabee, Santorum, Graham, and Paul. [snip]

    Walker tried, failed, and will move on. There are 15 candidates running. Biggest beneficiary of Walker’s departure is John Kasich. We shall see what he does with that.

    Meanwhile, Trump chugs on. He is connecting with voters. His fellow candidates might try doing that.

  24. lorac
    September 22, 2015 at 2:44 am
    ——————————————
    I remember first hearing about Obama being a Muslim and not being a natural born citizen because of his father being a Kenyan British national from Texasdarlin on her website, which she has now taken private. She posted back in 2008 that she personally knew someone knowleable about constitutional law who raised the question and speculated what might happen should Obama become president and later not be found to be eligible by virtue of his birth status. They raised a lot of interesting questions, and from there others started weighing in with legal opinions. The best of the lot was a lawyer named Leo Donofrio, Esq. who wrote these very detailed legal analyses and opinions on his WordPress website that he has archived for people to research from.

    We don’t know if the Clintons were initially behind all this as the right wing websites are now quick to blame, but nobody back then expected the firestorm of Big Media support for Obama and the willingness of his supporters to cry racism and ridicule anyone who even mentioned the fact that Obama’s father never was US citizen at the time of Obama’s birth. Nobody also expected that the federal Court system, including the US Supreme Court, would refuse to rule on it, blocking any attempts to get a ruling by saying that the petitioners had no standing to do so. The noise as to WHERE Obama was born completely drowned out the more indisputable fact of the citizenship status of his father and its possible effect on Obama meeting the Constitution’s definition of a natural born citizen and turned the whole thing into a right-wing, racially-charged conspiracy theory instead of a legitimate constitutional question. It also became tied to the whole issue of birthright citizenship and what the 14th Amendment really intended for people born here to non-citizen parents who were not former slaves, which is now at the heart of the whole illegal immigration and anchor babies controversy. These were legitimate questions that could affect the candidacies of Cruz, Rubio and Jindal, but because of the ferocity of Big Media and Obama’s supporters in shutting down any discussion, even the GOP now refuses to go there. Maybe a hundred years from now, some legal scholar, historian or court will raise the question again under a less PC and racially charged environment and come out with a definitive answer of what the Constitution really intended. I for one would like to see Arnold Schwarzenegger run for president even though he’s a naturalized citizen just to test how far the establishment would be willing to remain silent on the citizenship requirements for being POTUS.

  25. S

    Absolutely!

    and what happened to taking the oath to, support the eventual Republican winner? Always such BS…
    ________________

    Guess Trump was the only one that signed it. 🙄

  26. Mormaer
    September 22, 2015 at 6:49 am
    ——–
    The elites need to balance their greed against their hope for survival in the chaotic world they are creating, where there is no safe harbor for anyone, but especially for them, because they have the money, and it is now an open secret the architects of our demise. If I were Scuckerberg, I would remove myself from the front cover of Vanity Fair, and be stationing machine gun nests at the corner of my estate, figuratively speaking.

  27. lorac
    September 22, 2015 at 2:44 am
    re: the backlash against Trump for not “correcting” that commenter who said the Obama is Muslim – the backlash theme is that it was awful to not correct him, to not defend Obama against that charge…
    ——
    A astroturphed controversy

    A mosquito attack

    Which is a further indictment of big media.

    That Mark Steyn picks up on.

  28. The picket line here in the United States against the overreach by the elites, to lay waste to the tradition and culture of the nation state, and to usher in the global marketplace which has long been their goal, that picket line must be extended to Europe where the other high cost of living societies exist and are being pillaged by the elites. The impetus from this is coming from western elites, and their malfeasance does not begin and end here. They must be attacked at key points with comprehensive strategy which combines Sun Tsu and Clausewitz and Alynski in reverse. Yes, it sounds impractical until you understand that this is a multi national power grab by a coherent group of elites here and in Europe. Not so with China or Japan. But it sure as hell involves Europe and the goal of a trans-Atlantic economic block which has been written about sparcely, but in the places where these ideas often emerge and from when they become long term strategies.

  29. I have never liked Dead man WALKER, always thought that he was a one trick pony, and this proves it to me:

    ‘Scott Walker asked other candidates to get out in order to Stop Trump.’

    There you have it folks, he wants other candidates to follow him off the cliff…so he doesn’t look like the only idiot.

    Way to win a fight Walker, cower away and pretend you are doing something honorable.

  30. Another Strand in the Wire
    by Richard Fernandez
    September 20, 2015 – 6:10 pm

    The Economist‘s data team notes that “Europe will soon have more physical barriers on its national borders than it did during the Cold War”. More wire, watchtowers and rotating sensors than ever before. Three quarters of the barriers went up after September 11, more than a third of them in this year alone.

    Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, 40 countries around the world have built fences against 64 of their neighbours. The majority have cited security concerns and the prevention of illegal migration as justifications. More than 30 of those decisions were made following 9/11, 15 of them this year. In the Middle East, the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria as well as the associated wave of refugees have prompted most countries to close borders. By the end of this year, when it completes its border-wall with Jordan, Israel will have surrounded itself entirely. In Asia, too, walls and fences have proliferated, generally designed to prevent illicit movement of people and goods rather than to seal disputed borders, though Kashmir’s line of control at India and Pakistan’s disputed northern boundary remains a highly-militarised example.

    This is not the One World Without Borders that the 21st century promised. Somehow things went wrong, yet the walls are only likely to multiply. Yemen is tipped to generate the next migrant flood toward Europe. The country has imploded, leaving multitudes desperate for a way out. The wealthiest are considering booking passage to on cattle boats to Djibouti, where they can expect to wait, and wait … and wait. (snip)

    Things are not going quite as expected under the administration’s banner of “smart diplomacy”. A vast tide of misery is sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa on a “biblical scale”. But the administration isn’t done with its diplomacy yet. John Hudson at Foreign Policy describes yet another grand strategic plan of the Obama administration. “China Has a Plan to Take Over Central Asia — and America Loves It”.

    As U.S. troops prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of President Barack Obama’s presidency, Washington is desperately looking for stable governments in the region to share the burden of trying to contain terrorist groups. If China wants to play that role to advance its regional ambitions, the United States says it won’t get in the way…

    Neighboring powers such as India and Russia are suspicious and, in some cases, alarmed at Beijing’s growing presence in the region. But for U.S. officials, China’s Silk Road ambitions promise to put some flesh on the bones of Washington’s own long-sought — but ultimately doomed — plans to link underdeveloped but resource-rich parts of South and Central Asia with points west and east.

    In other words, China’s grand vision of an interconnected trade network for South and Central Asia represents the realization of an older U.S. policy initiative. For the last four years, the U.S. State Department has been trying to foster a similar regional trade network through its “New Silk Road Initiative,” a policy unveiled in 2011 to foster economic cooperation, trade liberalization, and better ties across South and Central Asia.

    The plan to partner with China may have made some sense were the administration even moderately competent instead of haplessness. But it’s just sitting there smiling through broken teeth. For example, Rukmini Callimachi and Eric Schmitt of the New York Times report that Iran has just released 5 top al-Qaeda commanders,” odd behavior for the administration’s chosen partner for peace.

    The government of Iran released five senior members of Al Qaeda earlier this year, including the man who stepped in to serve as the terrorist group’s interim leader immediately after Osama bin Laden’s death, and who is the subject of a $5 million bounty, according to an American official who had been briefed on the matter. …

    Analysts tracking Al Qaeda described the release as alarming, given the seniority of the five men. It comes at a time when much of the organization’s leadership has been lost in back-to-back airstrikes, including the death earlier this summer of Nasser al-Wuhayshi, considered to be the organization’s general manager. At the same time, the organization had been hemorrhaging members to the more brutal and media-savvy Islamic State.

    The release of the men could re-energize the militant group, providing an influx of vetted leaders at a crucial time, terrorism experts say.

    Even second-rate powers seem able to tell Obama what to do. Raghida Dergham of al-Hayat says that Vladimir Putin has told Obama to let him handle Syria while the US helps Iran along in Iraq.

    Russian diplomacy is going to New York in ten days carrying a comprehensive project for engagement in the Middle East … Warning Europe against the flow of Syrian refugees, President Putin explicitly linked the issue to terrorism, saying that failure to comply with his proposals, including handing the Syrian issue over to him, would exacerbate the crisis of refugee flocking to the petrified European nations.

    Such a high handed proposal would once have been considered ludicrous — had they been presented to Ronald Reagan. But Peter Baker of the New York Times says that president OBAMA IS UNWILLING TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANYTHING!!!, arguing he is NOT TO BLAME!!!!! for the Syrian mess, having been a skeptic of his own policies from the beginning.

    the White House says it is not to blame. The finger, it says, should be pointed not at Mr. Obama but at those who pressed him to attempt training Syrian rebels in the first place — a group that, in addition to congressional Republicans, happened to include former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    At briefings this week after the disclosure of the paltry results, Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, repeatedly noted that Mr. Obama always had been a skeptic of training Syrian rebels. The military was correct in concluding that “this was a more difficult endeavor than we assumed and that we need to make some changes to that program,” Mr. Earnest said. “But I think it’s also time for our critics to ‘fess up in this regard as well. They were wrong.”

    In effect, Mr. Obama is arguing that he reluctantly went along with those who said it was the way to combat the Islamic State, but that he never wanted to do it and has now has been vindicated in his original judgment. The I-told-you-so argument, of course, assumes that the idea of training rebels itself was flawed and not that it was started too late and executed ineffectively, as critics maintain.

    Under these circumstances it’s only natural to get the jitters when the administration says it’s going to fix things. It’s almost as if they don’t know what the word means. In an exchange that purportedly showed the president’s superior acumen over Mitt Romney, Obama told the former governor how silly he was to ever think Russia would be a problem again. Salon wrote:

    In an exchange about al-Qaida during the debate, Obama attacked Romney for calling Russia “without question, our No. 1 geopolitical foe” earlier this year. Salon reported:

    “Gov. Romney, I’m glad you recognize al-Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what is the biggest geopolitical group facing America, you said Russia, not al-Qaida,” Obama said. “You said Russia. And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back. Because the Cold War has been over for 20 years. But Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policy of the 1950s, and the economic policies of the 1920s.”

    It demonstrates as nothing else does, a shallow mind with an exaggerated opinion of itself. If anyone had told Candy Crowley on that debate evening that three years later Russia would have an army in Ukraine, an expeditionary airbase in Syria; that Europe would be beseiged by millions of Africans and Middle Easterners; that China stood to inherit Afghanistan at the cost of American lives and treasure — and that there would be more watchtowers in Europe than in Harry Lime’s day who would have believed them?

    In retrospect the exchange shows the opposite.

    Who’s laughing now? Nobody. It’s all you can do to keep from crying.

  31. We should play this song every time a quitter drops out of the race!

    Then we’ll have to play it a whole lot.

    Charles Gasparino (who last week was among the first to discuss Scott Walker’s fundraising problems and thought Walker might get out soon) today thinks that Marco Rubio will be one of the next to go. This is surprising only because Marco Rubio is fast becoming the post Fiorino pawn to go against Trump.

    We thought the pawn lineup was Carson-Fiorina-Kasich. But from what we’re watching/reading it appears that it’s Carson-Fiorina-Rubio. A lot of the GOP establishment types on websites are pushing Rubio for some reason. They must not have heard what Gasparino is saying.

    If Gasparino is right it would be a clear signal to all that this election is a Jeb Bush fix and that only Trump can stop Bush.

    To be clear Gasparino is not saying that Rubio is the next to go. Gasparino assumes that many of the GOP candidates are not serious contenders and that they will be out officially soon but that unofficially they are already out of consideration by even their families. In this group are candidates such as Santorum, Graham, Pataki, Gilmore, Huckabee.

    Gasparino thinks the next candidate to go will be people like Christie, Jindal, Rand Paul as well as Marco Rubio. Gasparino says that Rubio’s fundraising is built on promises and that those promises will not materialize.

  32. I still think the powers that control the political process will ultimately get their man Bush because that is the way it was supposed to be. The Republicans would rather continue losing than rallying around a winner like Trump. The democratic party may do the dame with Biden.

  33. jbstonesfan – I was just reading and thinking about !Jeb and when you think about it, he is NOT FIGHTING for the nomination. JUST LIKE OBAMA didn’t haev to fight because the fix was in against HRC, I believe !Jeb is cruising along with the same assumption of “What? Me worry?” because he knows no matter what happens, his is a shoe-in. We’ll see what happens with Trump, and yes, Trump’s candidacy AND THE VOTERS can stop !Jeb, but it seems recently “letting the voters decide” is SO last century!

  34. That fucking Red State blog, with the exception of steiff, has degenerated into a cuckoo’s nest, where the first cuckoo doesn’t have a change. Streiff, with his military background and a few others are the exception. The latest cuckoo to start churping is this clown Leon Wolf. When you tee up an issue, Leon, and when you go on to discount plausible theories, it might not be such a bad idea to have an answer of your own that passes the red face test. This stupid ass tears down the picture of Trump, and condemns people as stupid who believe his rise to power is not because of immigration, and not because the establishment clowns, like him, fold before they see the whites of their eyes, rather it is because Trump supporters have the minds of juvenile delinquents, and rebel against being adults. I will not bore you with all the markers that prove otherwise–the economy, the real unemployment rate, the national debt, the collapse of our foreign policies, wherein the jackal in the white house was aided and abetted by the establishment this small man apparently worships. I will simply say that he and his ilk are still in denial, looking for some explanation other than the fact that their party is a self serving anachronism, and is committed to policies adverse to the American People.

  35. because I love a good psychic prediction, you may remember michelle whitedove and her 2008 predictions, this is what she said about the 2016.. take it for what it is!

    2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION:

    For candidates I see Hilary Clinton, Jeb Bush and a dark horse. I predict that this will be the last election as we have known it. Finally it will be obvious to most people that the 2016 election is fixed, it’s a complete sham. Our Government has sold us out. We are not free to elect our president. Another shattered illusion – time to rise up!

  36. I am not surprised the dishonest, irrelevant and totally failing Club for Growth has resorted to attacking the definitive front runner, especially after I refused to contribute to their pathetic group,” Trump said in a statement. “We will be releasing my current tax proposal, which is a major decrease in taxes, in the next week and will continue to expose the two faced hypocrisy of the Club for Growth and the problems groups like this perpetuate within a broken Washington, D.C.”

    The cease and desist letter argues that one of the ads is not only “disingenuous, but replete with outright lies, false, defamatory and destructive statements and downright fabrications which you fully know to be untrue.” The letter calls out the Club’s claim

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/donald-trump-club-for-growth-cease-desist-letter-213936

  37. F u c k … Hillary just keeps getting stupider and stupider

    WHAT does she get out of opposing

    JOBS???????????????????????????????

    Let me reiterate I would NEVER vote for her now. She may as well NOT come to WVA either .. her buddy has fucked her over here and this crap she’s spewing now will not garner her any votes.

    NO WAY is this the Hillary I thought I knew …. but then again…..maybe she was this way ALL along.

    Had she been entrusted with the 44 title she may have been totally unrecognizable ………………..

  38. and what a COWARD to do it amidst the media firestorm around the Pope. I guess she thought she’s bury it.

    Wow, was I ever fooled

  39. Shadowfax

    September 22, 2015 at 12:27 pm

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

    right on Shadowfax…you nailed it with Walker…

  40. fyi…

    https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/ivana-trump-kids-speak-152824816.html

    Ivana & Trump Kids Speak Out

    Donald Trump’s kids and ex-wife are speaking out on their father’s presidential run.

    Access Hollywood chatted with Ivana, Ivanka and Eric Trump at the Annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational & Auction Dinner, which raised more than $2.2 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where Ivana said Donald has a “big chance” of winning the White House.

    “Donald is Donald. He’s going to do exactly what he wants to do, say exactly what he wants to say. He’s not going to mince words, quite frankly. Donald is doing his thing, and he has his charm and if he wins – and I think he will – he’s going to run the country as a business and this is what the country needs,” Ivana, who was married to the real estate mogul from 1977 to 1992, told Access.

    “He’s a great negotiator… I think he will be a great president,” she continued. “The country needs somebody with courage and [somebody who] can achieve certain goals and America has to become better, because we are really in a deep hole. Other countries, they don’t respect America, don’t respect our President. I think [Donald’s] outspoken, and they see courage… anything that Donald touches turns to gold. I think there is a big, big chance [for him] to win.”

    Daughter Ivanka spoke to Access about what her famous father passed on to her and her siblings while growing up.

    I think about this a lot being a parent myself now, how he instilled discipline and hard work and focus and passion into us,” she explained. “He was just an amazing father and I have great parents all around. My mother is a remarkable human being. And I feel very fortunate.”

    Son Eric couldn’t be happier with his dad’s campaign to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    “I’m incredibly proud of him. He’s winning in every single poll. He’s shaking it up. He’s saying what everybody thinks, but is afraid to say,” Eric told Access. “He’s kind of the anti-politician… and he would do a phenomenal job. But listen, he’s built an incredible company. He would do an incredible job as the leader of this nation.”

    snip

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

    for all donald’s bluster…he is very modest about all he has done for charities…

    I hope people will start coming out…on their own…and give testimonials to all Donald has done to help others…without asking for any praise or thanks…

  41. I cannot believe the stupidity of the PC left & Dims…

    Every time a Dim makes a statement on this issue I would like to hear a reporter ask them if they would be OK with Sharia Law and should we recognize and allow it…and then ask them to define what Sharia Law is…especially as it applies to women and gays…

    leave it to current Dim party and we will be living with Sharia Law so we don’t offend anyone…

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/09/22/ben-carsons-take-on-islam-wins-support-on-the-right/

  42. Just want to wish my Jewish friends here and non Jewish friends a happy New Year. I shall say a pray for all of us tomorrow .

  43. Well, I hear the UN now has a Saudi in charge of human rights just in time for their crucifixion/beheading of a dissident. http://www.religiousfreedomcoalition.org/2015/09/21/saudis-will-behead-then-crucify-young-shiite-muslim/

    Then the Pope is going to get together with them and make us One World.

    Then, the world economy is collapsing a little faster than most expected (watch Glencore) and the EU is being busted by all the refugees (with a nice mix of terrorists) that have been created by the Nobel Peace Prize Winning Grafter from Chicago.

    Who the hell is in charge here, anyway?

  44. The latest technique by Big Media is to headline poll stories with the second place winner. Only later is the bother taken to note that Donald Trump is #1.

    Trump has a Happy New Year:

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-rubio-fau-florida-poll-20150922-story.html

    Poll: Marco Rubio pulls ahead of Jeb Bush in Florida; Hillary Clinton in trouble

    Marco Rubio has overtaken Jeb Bush among Florida Republicans, as he benefits from positive reviews of his performance in the most recent presidential debate.

    A Florida Atlantic University poll to be released Wednesday shows Rubio, the state’s junior senator, is in second place in the Republican primary field in Florida. His political mentor, former Gov. Jeb Bush, is in third place.

    Donald Trump, the real estate investor, former reality TV show host and part-time Palm Beach resident, is in first place among Florida Republicans, as he is nationally.

    “Marco Rubio being that far ahead of Jeb Bush is surprising,” said Kevin Wagner, an associate professor of political science at FAU and a research fellow at the university’s Business and Economics Polling Initiative. “Some of the early Florida polling suggested that Bush was in a stronger position.”

    Republican Bush isn’t the only one receiving bad news from the poll.

    Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, is far ahead of Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. But the survey shows she’d lose to Rubio, Bush and Ben Carson and tie with Trump in hypothetical 2016 general election matchups.

    That confirms Florida’s status as the most important swing state in the presidential election — it could go either way and it awards more than 10 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

    The survey was conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative in the College of Business. Polling, conducted from Sept. 17- 20, started the day after the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.

    FAU provided results to the Sun Sentinel on Tuesday.

    On the Republican side, Trump had 31.5 percent of the Republican primary vote. Rubio was second with 19.2 percent and Bush was third with 11.3 percent.

    Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who lives in West Palm Beach, was in fourth place with 10.3 percent.

    Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive whose debate performance received widespread positive views, was in fifth place in Florida, at 8.3 percent. She was seen as the winner by 38.4 percent of Florida voters, but that didn’t translate into major support among Republican primary voters.

    Trump was rated as the debate winner by 14 percent of Florida voters, Rubio by 11.3 percent and Bush by 10.4 percent.

    On the Democratic side, Clinton had support of 59.5 percent of her party’s likely voters. Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering running, had 15.9 percent and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont had 15.2 percent. Each of the other three candidates polled at less than 2 percent.

    Polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, the critical early states in the presidential nomination process, show Sanders moving closer to Clinton. Her strong Florida lead, Wagner said, “shows just how strong the Democratic support for Hillary Clinton is in Florida. It just doesn’t look competitive at this point.”

    Wagner said the primary poll is “very good news for Hillary Clinton,” but potential general election matchups “show pretty strong weakness for her. She’s going to have to make up some ground in Florida.”

    The real story from this poll is that Trump and Hillary have more support than the next two candidates combined. But from reading this news report one would think the news is a Rubio surge. Rubio is not surging – Bush is burning. Carly? As we predicted she is rising, rising, rising from low single digits to high single digits. The story is pretty much the same with the latest Iowa poll. We’ll wait for the story line “Summer of Fiorina ends” but don’t expect to see it.

  45. Rising, rising to high single digits. Lol.

    Wait till the masses really understand what she stands for, loss of jobs, outsourcing, Muslim love 2 weeks post 9/11, just what we need, another Muslim apologists, don’t forget her 100 million walk away money…

    Trump rocks my world right now, he’s not afraid of anyone. See, it isn’t always true money can’t buy you happiness, depends on what the happiness is. If it’s the ability to be true to yourself, to speak your mind without reprucussion, most of all, not to be owned, it buys a hell of a lot.It can’t by you true love, but other than that, buys a lot.

  46. 9/22/15. Trump threatens to sue conservative group over attack ads
    http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/09/trump_sends_cease_and_desist_letter_over_attack_ad.html

    snips from:
    Trump’s top attorney sent a cease and desist letter Monday to Club For Growth, saying the billionaire businessman will file a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the group if it doesn’t halt the “false” and “defamatory” television ads. The group began airing the set of 30-second ads last week in Iowa —

    [Alan Garten] wrote that Trump’s campaign is “dismayed by the depths special interest groups like yours will go in an attempt to materially mislead the public for the personal benefit of you and your financial backers

    Garten also accuses Club For Growth of launching the ad campaign because Trump refused to donate $1 million to the group in exchange for its support.

    “Tough guy Donald Trump starts whining when his liberal record is revealed,” McIntosh, a former Republican congressman from Indiana, said in the statement.

  47. “He has placed these men in front of the battle, in hopes to escape under their shelter; but I will not join in the battle with them; their vices though screwed up to the highest pitch of human depravity, are not of dignity enough to vindicate combat with me. I WILL DRAG HIM TO LIGHT WHO IS THE DARK MOVER BEHIND THIS SCENE OF INIQUITY”—Thomas Erskin, Lord Chancellor of England, regarded as England’s greatest court room lawyer, i.e. barrister. (The case of Captain Bailey, 1778)

    This relates directly to what Trump, Carson and Carly are doing which certainly afflicts the comfortable. How ironic, because this is what big media pats itself on the back for doing, i.e.afflicting the comfortable, and speaking truth to power—-instead of conspiring with the powerful, radiating their lies, and crucifying those who tell the truth through their broadcasts and columns.

    Richard Fernadez makes essentially the same point in the present context, and it helps explain what the powers that be, including those at Red State are at a complete loss to explain:
    ————-
    Carson, Fiorina and Trump have discovered that by refusing to play the media game, they can compel the men behind the mouthpieces to come out and speak for themselves. You can never win debating the press. But Trump vs Jorge Ramos, Fiorina vs Planned Parenthood and Carson vs CAIR is much higher percentage game than defending yourself against the gotcha questions of some Sunday talk show host. Engaging the Men Behind the Curtains is better than talking to the smoke and mirrors.

    By wading outside the marked channels Ben Carson may not have served the cause of strict legal truth, but he certainly served the cause of his own candidacy.

    Suddenly the media’s radar is saturated with incoming bigots. Joe Lapointe in the Observer headlines: “Carly Fiorina’s Abortion Distortion, Ben Carson’s Bigotry; Donald Trump’s Evasions”. Oooga-ooga. Man battle stations. If this were a World War 2 movie you would see media men running up companionways and cranking around 40 mm Twitter accounts to face the kamikazes.

    Even as Dr. Ben Carson soiled his Republican Presidential campaign with anti-Muslim bigotry on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, the Carly Fiorina backlash began.

    “She’s about to get pounded,” Peggy Noonan said on Face the Nation on CBS.

    Even as Donald Trump repeatedly refused to criticize anti-Muslim bigotry uttered by one of his supporters at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, the mood against Ms. Fiorina turned negative around the major Sunday TV talk shows.

    Huma Abedin has even acquired a Twitter account of her very own for the express purpose of taking on Ben Carson. Yet one must ask: where’s the bigotry coming from? It’s perhaps worth noting that the worst accusation Hillary Clinton could level at Barack Obama in 2008 was that he was a Muslim — and now she employs Huma Abedin to accuse Carson of objecting to sharia.

    Who really thinks Muslims and democracy are compatible if all the effort they are worth to the administration are missiles fired from Reaper drones or the odd covert help supplied by private military contractors? Liberals may claim that that Muslims are people just like us, yet the overwhelming weight of their policies screams the opposite. Why should you trust someone to govern the United States who you would not trust to govern himself. Do liberals really love the Muslims? To paraphrase an old saw, “their lips says yes, but their spies say no.”

    http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2015/09/22/the-subhumanization-of-muslims/#more-44992

  48. Question: what is the secret of Trumps’s success–the ones pundits can’t seem to fathom?

    Answer: here is the magic formula

    1. Wading outside the marked channels

    2. Ignoring the smoke and mirrors

    3. Engaging the elites behind the curtain

    4. Threatening their pecking order

    5. Telling the truth to the country

  49. Obama was never a threat to the elites

    He was a threat to the American middle class

    His appeal was to the lower class, and others who were politically stupid.

    It is reasonable to assume that the elites installed him to advance the cause of world government at the expense of the middle class. Surely, there is credible evidence to that effect, if you reflect back on all that has occurred.

  50. Since 2008 I have made it a point to check out Bud Budowsky’s articles about Hillary – NOT because he is a wise pundit or someone to be taken seriously – but because altho he clearly hates the Clintons, he has waffled back and forth in his support for them. In his opinion pieces Bud is spewing vitriol and personal animosity toward them one day, and pleading with Hillary to save the party from his idol, Obama, the next.

    In a recent piece in The Hill, Bud’s “I hate Hillary” personality appeared to be the one in charge of his keyboard. Even though he had earlier declared his support for Hillary, he now advises fellow Progs to consider the merits of a “Biden-Warren” presidential ticket. Bud’s latest flip-flop is in response to Hillary’s recent claim to be a moderate Democrat – the vilest of beings to the far-left Progs.

    In spite of the fact that most of the country rejects the ideology of the far left, Bud and his fellow progs apparently hold out hope that they can still force their far-left views and policies on Americans. They may be very well educated, but it cannot be said that they’re bright.

    _________________
    (snip)

    Since my column last week, there have been several events regarding the Clinton campaign that are deeply troubling. Last Thursday in Ohio, the former secretary of State, who for months has spoken as a liberal, progressive and populist, suddenly stated that she is in fact a moderate and centrist Democrat.

    Core convictions about political philosophy are not disposable commodities. It is absurd to conduct focus groups about how a candidate can appear authentic. One cannot claim to simultaneously be liberal, progressive, populist, moderate and centrist without destroying the public trust that is the coin of the realm of the presidency.

    In recent hours, one of the pro-Hillary super-PACs has, according to a reliable report in the Huffington Post, begun what I consider a scurrilous, divisive and self-destructive negative campaign against Sanders, which should stop now. Clinton and her advisers need to have a decisive conversation about what high values she stands for and what great causes she will fight for.

    (snip)
    http://thehill.com/opinion/brent-budowsky/253924-brent-budowsky-biden-warren-in-2016

  51. And this is very sad too. 🙁

    An unnamed Vatican official reportedly expressed concern that the photo opportunities with members of the group that publicly violate Church teaching, a pro-abortion activist nun, an openly homosexual Episcopal bishop, and gay activist Catholics, would be used by the Obama administration to indicate Pope Francis approved of their actions.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/obamas-latest-invite-for-pope-francis-a-catholic-schoolteacher-fired-over-h

  52. The Donald played his appearance on Stephen Colbert just right last night…

    He didn’t walk into traps that go nowhere and take him off message…

    He was “nice”…charming…and ‘cute’…

    translates “likeable”

    good job…

  53. Free – so glad you are still here!

    Bud is a butt, an idiot and full of himself…

    Free- “Even though he had earlier declared his support for Hillary, he now advises fellow Progs to consider the merits of a “Biden-Warren” presidential ticket.”

    Consider a Biden-Warren ticket. Hahahahaha, that choice will go down in flames, along with the Dim party.

    When someone that has been a huge Hillary supporter for decades, is considering not voting for Hillary unless she finds her inner Kracken…without Hillary the Dim party, and the Rethug party can go to Hell.

  54. Amen Shadow.

    I am still very much around and reading Admin’s brilliant analyses and comments of fellow Pinkers. Like you, just disappointed at the way things are working out, but glad at least one candidate actually gets it. I Just don’t have much to say these days.

  55. Same here, Free.

    If Hillary would start to fight, I would have a lot to say…but while she is silent or pulling a O’Part3, I am just mad and frustrated.

  56. Trump already provides leadership…take that quitter Scott Walker and the rest of the haters…

    http://www.breitbart.com/california/2015/09/23/donald-trump-credited-ice-agents-ability-deport-migrants-l-jails/

    Trump Credited With ICE Agents Ability to Deport Illegal Aliens from L.A. Jails

    Donald Trump is being given credit for a new L.A. County policy that lets federal agents “interview [jail] inmates who have committed serious crimes” to gauge if they need to be deported.

    “It appears the ‘Trump Effect’ is now having an impact on Los Angeles County policy,” complained Pablo Alvarado, a spokesman for the pro-migrant National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

    GOP presidential hopeful Trump has surged to the top of national polls by campaigning for the construction of a wall on the southern border, an end to illegal immigration, and the capture and deportation of dangerous illegals.

    The county’s popular pro-American shift, announced Sept 22, came amid public anger after five-time illegal migrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez allegedly shot and killed Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 in San Francisco. “The [new] policy appears politically motivated and impacted by sensationalized tragedy,” Alvarado complained.

    Prior to this shift, county officials had imposed rules that stopped federal agents from checking jailhouses for illegal migrants.

    Alvarado also said immigration enforcement is bad policy. The policy shift entangles “local criminal law enforcement with the enforcement of outdated, unjust civil immigration laws,” he said.

    However, it is not clear if the federal enforcement agency will use their recovered opportunity to repatriate foreign migrants. For several years, President Barack Obama and his deputies have sharply reduced enforcement of immigration law within the United States, and have actually released more than 30,000 foreign criminals back into Americans’ streets.

    (me – pure insanity with no regards for the safety of the American people…Obama puts the American people not first, but LAST)

    According to the Los Angeles Times, the new policy requires jail officials to “notify ICE up to seven days before those inmates are being released so immigration agents can pick them up and initiate deportation proceedings.

  57. If you live long enough you will become an anachronism.

    I feel it when I go to the Whole Foods store which is in what might well be described as the Microsoft/Amazon district of Seattle. Everybody there is in their twenties, or very early thirties, all nationalities, and from what I can tell very intense careerists. The other demographic visible in that area what with the flood of world money into this domicile, and 141 projects under construction, and 26 tower cranes on the horizon devouring the city I grew up in, thus rendering me, in the words of the old Kurt Weill song, a stranger here myself–are the young, predominantly white construction crews, with brand new leather chest pads filled with tools and white construction hats, in Los Angeles these would be all illegals, but here these projects are run through the Associated General Contractors with the blessing of Paul Allen. The politicians in this city–the gay Mayor, the slavish city counsel are mere spectators and cheer leaders in this pageant. They are no more capable of looking out for their constituents than the bozos in Congress. The whole thing makes me feel old. They worry about getting laid. I worry about high blood pressure and moderate to high calcification of the arteries. Two different worlds.

    The other thing that made me feel old was the death of my childhood hero Yogi Berra. He played from behind the plate. I pretended to play from behind the plate in Little League. He appeared to be a simple man, and as stable as a rock. The world needs more people like him, and less shallow celebrities, who are the product of Madison Avenue. Obama is like that. But it is even more than that. It gets back to something one of our original bloggers here who lived in China said, something that warned us about the forces behind Obama, as only someone from the outside could have seen it, because we were to close to the forest to see the tress. The origins of progressivism. I kept what she posted but it did not survive one of the several computer crashes I have had, at least one of which was engineered by Obama people.

    We are beyond that now, fate has done what the Lord Chancellor promised to do in the Bailley case three centuries ago—dragging the dark movers out from behind the present scene of iniquity. The Trump candidacy has given us an anatomy lesson on the corruption of our political system. Here at 44 we were wise to the game, after what we saw in ’08, and refused to condone. It shines the light of truth on our Harvard trained elites, and our politicians—their corruption. Their utter hypocrisy. Their inability to solve problems. I picked up quite a good book yesterday called Leaders Eat Last, which extends the theories which I have had on the subject.

    The discussion centered around Saddam. But it is even more applicable to our morally bankrupt elites who hide behind the pretext of a global viewpoint in their continuing quest to rip off the nation. The author writes: The more attention leaders focus on their own wealth and power, the more they start taking on the attributes of tyrants. This quest for power shuts the tyrant off from the real world, abstraction settles in, followed by paranoia.

    Who among us would not describe the reaction to Donald Trump as the essence of paranoia. That reaction is a reflection on just how debased our political class has become.

  58. US and Catholicism in Crisis

    By Patrick J. Buchanan

    During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower’s America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII.

    During the 1980s, the last decade of the Cold War, Ronald Reagan and the Polish pope, John Paul II, were the pillars of resistance.

    When Pope Francis arrives in Washington on Tuesday afternoon, the country he enters will be a very different one from Eisenhower’s America or Reagan’s America. And Catholics will be welcoming a new kind of pope.

    In America 2015, homosexuality, abortion on demand and same-sex marriage — shameful crimes in Ike’s America, mortal sins in the catechism of Pius XII — have become constitutional rights.

    These represent the values that define Barack Obama’s America, the values our officials defend at the United Nations, the values we preach to the world.

    What Ike’s America saw as decadence, Obama’s America calls progress. And among its noisiest celebrants are our Catholic vice president, Joe Biden, and the Catholic leader of the Democratic Party in the House, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

    Since Eisenhower’s time, Christianity, the faith that created the West, has been purged from American public life. The Bible, prayer, and all Christian art, books and symbols have been expunged from the public schools as they were in Cuba when Fidel Castro took power.

    Our cradle faith cannot be taught in our public schools.

    America is a different country today, a secular and post-Christian nation on its way to becoming anti-Christian. Some feel like strangers in their own land. And from the standpoint of traditional Catholicism, American culture is an open sewer. A vast volume of the traffic on the Internet is pornography.

    Ironically, as all this unfolds in what was once “God’s country,” Vladimir Putin seeks to re-establish Eastern Orthodox Christianity as the basis of morality and law in Russia. And one reads in The Wall Street Journal on Monday that Xi Jinping is trying to reintroduce his Chinese Communist comrades to the teachings of Confucianism.

    The world is turned upside down. Every civilization seems to recognize the necessity of faith EXCEPT for the West, which has lost its faith and is shrinking and dying for lack of it.

    In a New York Times article this month — “Are Western Values Losing Their Sway?” — Steven Erlanger writes:

    “In its rejection of Western liberal values of sexual equality and choice, conservative Russia finds common cause with many in Africa and with the religious teachings of Islam, the Vatican, fundamentalist Protestants and Orthodox Jews.”

    Yet what Erlanger describes as “conservative Russia” does seem to share values with America, only it is the America of 1955, another country from the America of 2015.

    Which raises a question: Does moral truth change?

    Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, “The best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.”

    But is this true? A decade after his beer hall putsch failed in Munich, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party won the largest number of Germans ever to vote in a democratic election.

    He had succeeded in the marketplace of ideas. Did that democratic ratification make Hitler’s ideas true?

    Or does truth exist independent of the marketplace?

    Secular America, which has purged Christianity, preaches a new gospel to the world: liberal democracy as the salvation of mankind.

    Yet did not Winston Churchill, icon of the democracy worshippers, tell us that “the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter”?

    The Catholic Church, too, faces a growing crisis of moral consistency and credibility.

    The church of Pius XII and John Paul II taught that the truths of the Ten Commandments brought down from Sinai and the truths of the Sermon on the Mount are eternal. Those popes also taught that a valid marriage is indissoluble, that homosexuality is unnatural and immoral, that abortion is the killing of the innocent unborn, an abomination.

    Yet one reads regularly of discussions inside the Vatican to alter what is infallible church teaching on these doctrines to make the church more appealing to those who have rejected them.

    As the pope arrives in America, some Catholics are calling for an acceptance of contraception, the ordination of women and a new acceptance of homosexuality. Yet the Episcopalians, who have embraced all these “reforms” and more, appear to be going the way of James Fenimore Cooper’s Mohicans.

    In Cuba, Pope Francis declined to address the repression of the Castro brothers. Will he also avoid America’s moral crisis to chatter on about income inequality and climate change and find common ground with Obama?

    What has come out of the Vatican in the past two years is moral confusion. Yet as Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput reminds us, “confusion is of the devil.” It is also trifling with schism.

    Having emerged victorious in the 70-year ideological struggle against one of the greatest enemies that mankind has ever known, Marxism-Leninism, are the United States and the Catholic Church heading for the same desuetude and disintegration?

  59. The consultant class which dominates the republican party and have a perfect track record of losing, which fits nicely with Karl Rove’s perfect track record of losing, must be seen for what it is: a bunco scheme designed to fleece the gullible donor class. And now that Walker is out, who does these con men blame? Themselves?? Of course not. Walker won two elections and beat the DNC and the full might and wrath of organized labor. Initially, he was perceived as the man who would challenge the political establishment. BUT the moment he lashed himself to the consultant class, who are part of the political class, they took him down the path of failure, which is what they ALWAYS manage to do. Ed Gillespe ripped off Romney Donors for a cool $36 million telling him what he said did not matter so long as he came off as “nice” ergo “likable”. And so it is here:
    ———

    Krack Kadres of Konsultants Sink Walker Kampaign, Blame Walker

    The anonymice speak. And of course they’re saying exactly what you’d expect a fraternity of hacks to say. But the fact remains that Walker defeated the full might of the DNC and the “public employee” trade unions without the help of the Krack Kadres and yet felt the need to hire one of their number for his now-abortive presidential run.

    Liz Mair, a former Walker aide who was fired earlier this year, took to Twitter on Monday to enumerate the mistakes her one-time boss had made — and said he often seemed overmatched by the velocity and information overload inherent in a modern presidential campaign. At the top of her list: “Not educating himself fast enough on issues outside governor’s remit” and “Not training himself out of tics incl[uding] instinctively answering ‘yes’ and ‘absolutely’ to things, comparing lots of things to union fight.”

    Yeah, that Liz Mair. The fact is, Walker, hired terrible people who atomized his political strengths while trying to turn him into an acceptable candidate for the GOPe. (Hey — that’s Marco Rubio’s job!) Apparently, they all read from the same missal, sing the same hymn songs and preach to the same choir, which is why we have had a succession of Republican candidates like Bob Dole, Bush II. McCain, Romney and, soon enough, Jeb! or Rubio. Because, the first rule of GOPe Club is don’t offend anybody.

    With friends like the Krack Kadres of Kampaign Konsultants, people like Walker don’t need enemies.

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/09/22/kampaign-konsultants-sink-walker-kampaign-blame-walker/

  60. See, it isn’t always true money can’t buy you happiness, depends on what the happiness is. If it’s the ability to be true to yourself, to speak your mind without repercussion, most of all, not to be owned, it buys a hell of a lot.

    Well said, gonzo.

  61. did anyone else catch Rich Lowery’s words on MK show…I was changing channels and happened to hear him talk about Carly cutting off Donald’s privates…if you know what i mean…but he actually said Carly cut off DT’s b—s…

    can you imagine anyone else saying that, least of all DT…it would be nonstop panel discussions, yet Rich Lowery of the National Journal with his baby face gets away with it…and he personally lowers the polical discourse…on Megahn Kelly’s show…and brings it into the gutter on TV…and she is laughting away…

    if you want to register a complaint on Fox, one number to leave a recorded complaint is 1-888-369-4762 hit 3

    I saw Lowery on Fox this am and Hemmer asked him if he wanted to apologize and he saids no

    you can also go to Lowery’s twitter account and tweet him on how disgusting his comments ere

    Does he think it is ok for everyone to start following his example now and start talking about cutting off people’s sexual organs…

    funny, how…just like with Hillary and Bill…now with Donald…the pundits and critics can get low and dirty and say whatever they want…but let someone like Donald fight back and all hell breaks loose

    freaking hypocrites

  62. gonzotx – Set up
    ——————–
    And has taught her an unfortunate lesson: it’s OK for anchor babies to break laws.
    We have two such incidences blooming in East:
    Passaic NJ: Jasmine Vidal said THEY TOLD THE OFFICER TO GET OUT OF THE CAR when he started speaking to them, and that’s when he got angry. “WE KNOW OUR RIGHTS.” Residents Demand Cop Be Fired After Racist Remarks Captured on Video
    Reading PA: Citadel student’s mom charged with assault, resisting arrest in kicking of Reading police officer. Cops called after 400 middle school student melee. http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-berks/citadel-students-mom-charged-with-assault-resisting-arrest-in-kicking-of-reading-police-officer/35433108

    First one posted to FB months ago. Now picked up by NBC New York. Believe they’re tied corporately to Telemundo47.
    Second one happened just two days ago. Two TV stations were covering it, now only the one article. Hushed due to Pope. Probably more anchors to come to Pope in his NYC and Philly parades. Don’t want to tarnish the sweet mood.

    Cannot tell you how irate I am that Aracelys Robles-Alvarez kicked an officer in the groin. Guess similar incidents are frequent in Texas and I’m sorry about that.

    With Black Lives Matter all fired up, Latinos and Muslims looking like they want in on the action….
    Pope Francis better get back to his country in a hurry unless he does not mind being called upon to tell Barack to calm his pawns.

  63. WASHINGTON — The delivery of a crayon-scrawled letter to Pope Francis by 5-year-old Sophie Cruz may have been the most memorable moment of Francis’ first full day in the United States. But it was no chance encounter.

    Cruz, whose father lifted her over the barricades as Francis paraded down the Ellipse, told CBS and other news outlets she gave the pope the letter and illustration as a means of delivering a message:

    http://www.9news.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/09/24/girl-gives-letter-pope-fears-her-parents-deported/72727186/

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