Make America Great Again: The Great Fox Hunt And The Message Behind The Message Of @RealDonaldTrump

Surrender by Fox News! Here we go: Roger Ailes to meet with Trump next week to resolve “differences of opinion” over Fox’s coverage. This is another major victory by Donald Trump. Trump knows he holds the winning trump card and he has forced Fox News to bark surrender. What is going on?

Before anyone else, we at the beginning of the Summer of Trump provided the best explanation for the rise of Donald Trump. And Trump soared to the top of the polls.

Then came a sustained assault after the first Fox News debate, desperate last chance attacks at the second GOP debates, pawn candidates extolled by those whose sole aim is to destroy Trump, hideous attacks from the GOP establishment, vile personal attacks from Fox News and assorted Big Media outlets, millions spent in attack ads by corrupt organizations, more attacks from failed candidates, a concerted mobilization of the hacks and flacks of other campaigns along with the GOP establishment leaders and thought manipulators – the line of propaganda is that support for Donald J. Trump is either “stalled” or entirely over. Unfortunately for the manipulators of information, the latest polls scream out that Donald Trump will continue to rise.

As we wrote, the best explanation for the rise of Trump is this:

WHEN YOU ARE IN A SNAKE PIT YOU DON’T CARE WHO HANDS YOU A STICK. [snip]

The voters find themselves in a snake pit, surrounded by vipers, and they reach up to grab whatever stick is handed to them. [snip]

The voters are in a snake pit and Donald Trump is the stick they will use to beat back the vipers. [snip]

Donald Trump is the stick that hits. And voters trapped in the snake pit need a stick.

Now we have empirical evidence that Donald J. Trump will continue to rise in the polls. Phase I in the rise of Donald J. Trump was when the voters reached for Donald J. Trump as the weapon of choice. Phase II is the voters in agreement with Donald J. Trump’s world view.

Phase II is brought to you courtesy of a Bloomberg poll released today:

Most Agree With Trump on America’s Lost Greatness, Bloomberg Poll Finds

A national survey finds that 72 percent of Americans say their country isn’t as great as it once was—a central theme of front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign.

Americans are “fed up” with politics, suspect the wealthy are getting an unfair edge, and think the country is going in the wrong direction, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll that lays bare the depth and breadth of the discontents propelling outsider candidates in the Republican presidential field.

The survey shows that 72 percent of Americans think their country isn’t as great as it once was—a central theme of front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign. More than a third prefer a presidential candidate without experience in public office.

There’s plenty of support in this new poll for Trump’s world-view and plenty of room for Trump to grow support even as this poll places Donald Trump at the top, once again. This is a hyper “time for a change” election which is why we so long ago advised Hillary2016 to make Hillary THE change candidate. Hillary2016 has not listened. Donald Trump is now the undisputed “time for a change” candidate to rid us of the Obama stench.

But, say the Trump hate squads, ‘Trump is too bombastic to be the right messenger’ for the GOP. Wrong again losers:

Most Republicans feel betrayed by their party — and show their displeasure by supporting outsiders over establishment candidates in the GOP presidential race. [snip]

Trump stays on top with 26 percent among GOP primary voters, followed by Carson at 18 percent. Fiorina and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are next, tied at 9 percent. All four have gained ground. [snip]

The appeal of outsiders comes from significant dissatisfaction with the party establishment: 62 percent of Republican primary voters feel “betrayed” by politicians in their party, and another 66 percent say the recent Republican majorities in Washington have failed to do all they could to block or reverse President Obama’s agenda. [snip]

Straight talk is part of Trump’s outsider appeal — but does he go too far? Not for GOP primary voters: 65 percent of them say Trump just tells it like it is, compared to 30 percent who think he is “too mean and blunt” to be president.

That second poll which documents once again that Donald J. Trump remains the voice of a vengeful electorate comes from Fox News. It’s why Fox News has surrendered and volunteered to sign surrender terms next week.

Fox News has been at war with Donald Trump. It has been constant attacks against Trump. The latest attack came on the Megyn Kelly show. On that show Trump hater Rich Lowry savagely attacked Trump and when Trump protested, battalions of Trump haters joined in to assist their Trump hater colleague. Result, Trump announced his Fox News boycott.

Millions of regular viewers joined Trump’s Fox News boycott. Trump then took to other outlets to bring up their ratings and bring down Fox News. When the Fox News poll published, the gig was up. Fox News realized that Trump is not going away.

A while back we suggested Donald Trump boycott the January debate which will be hosted by Fox News and the same Fox News “personalities” that structured the first debate to bring down Trump. That first debate even had guards ready to remove Trump forcefully if the Big Media “moderators” so dictated. That very real debate boycott terrified Fox News. That’s why the surrender:

“Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Donald Trump spoke this morning and plan to have a meeting next week to discuss their differences of opinion regarding Fox’s coverage of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign. Ailes will be joined by senior Fox editorial executives. Mr. Trump believes he has been treated unfairly in certain instances. FOX News has held every candidate in this race to the highest journalistic standards throughout our coverage. We believe a candid meeting about our differences is required and that any misunderstandings can be handled without compromising those standards”

It is a surrender by Fox News:

The assumption on Twitter is that it was Ailes who caved to Trump and begged him for the meeting, not vice versa. That’s my assumption too. Partly it’s a matter of Trump’s “no apologies” persona: You can’t imagine him groveling to any media platform for airtime, especially when competitors are happy to turn over half-hour blocs of their morning programming to him to ramble on the air about whatever. Partly it’s the fact that Fox felt obliged to put out this press release at all. Any other candidate who whined about boycotting the network would probably either be ignored or would have a private phone chat with Ailes that you and I would never know about. As it is, Fox wants to make sure all the Trump fans out there know that they’re going to give him a respectful hearing despite the fact that he continues to publicly describe their brightest new star as an overrated lightweight who might have been bleeding out of some unspecified hole when she asked him tough questions at the debate. Clearly they’re worried enough about alienating his supporters that they’re willing to give him endless second chances no matter how many hard shots he takes at Fox on social media or on other cable news channels. [snip]

Here he is on CNN this morning talking with Alisyn Camerota on topics various and sundry for nearly half an hour. After he was done with this, Scarborough gave him another 17 minutes on “Morning Joe.” Forty-three minutes of airtime on cable news is what the average presidential candidate gets over a few good weeks, I’d guess. Your move, Fox.



Some losers are frankly too stupid to understand why Donald Trump is so popular and cannot believe our stick v. snakes explanation. The end of the line for these losers is a seat next to Scott Walker on the Losers’ Express:

So what happened to Walker? The short answer is: Donald Trump. Trump’s candidacy has been a tremendous disruption—in the Silicon Valley sense of the word. His support is drawn from such a broad expanse of the party that he’s destabilized not just the support of one wing of the party, but of pretty much everyone running. He unsettled every candidate’s coalition with his rise and changed the topography of the race.

Yeah, Scott Walker got trumped in large part due to his own failures. But like many in the establishment class, Walker doesn’t understand how much Walker doesn’t understand. Walker limps along, like a blind man in a minefield:

Walker to GOP rivals: Let’s stop Trump

On call to donors, Scott Walker challenged candidates to narrow the field against the frontrunner.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told top donors Wednesday that he wants other struggling candidates to drop out of the presidential race so Republicans can coalesce behind an alternative to Donald Trump.

That’s so dumb. The only way that Donald Trump might be stopped is if Jeb Bush gets out of the presidential race. Followed by Marco Rubio – and Kasich and the rest. But small or large the GOP field dynamics will remain and Trump will continue to dominate as frontruner.

Michael Barone, the long time analyst is a must read for those that want to understand the stick v. snakes and how the political universe might be changing:

Are our familiar political alignments suddenly changing?

As the 2016 presidential selection process proceeds, there is increasing evidence that the political patterns we have grown used to, that we have come to consider permanent, might suddenly be changing.

Those patterns include a polarized and closely divided electorate, with partisan preferences highly correlated with degree of religiosity, with clearly defined demographic constituencies within each party and general elections decided consistently by narrow margins. [snip]

One sign is the changing mood of the two parties’ constituencies, their primary electorates. Traditionally Republicans have been regarded as docile, “easily led,” as a political reporter once characterized evangelical Christians. Traditionally Democrats have congratulated themselves for their critical, skeptical nature and refusal to take orders.

That’s not how the two parties look today. [snip]

The third sign of change is the immense audiences for the two Republican debates, and not just for Fox (24 million), but also CNN (23 million). The previous high, for the Democrats’ close contest in January 2008, was 8 million. That was followed by the highest primary turnout in history, 37 million for Democrats, compared to 21 million for Republicans, and to a turnout surge among blacks and young people that gave the Democratic nominee the biggest percentage victory margin since 1988.

Maybe that high viewership only represents celebrity gawkers tuning in to watch Trump. But maybe it also represents, at a moment of high discontent with incumbents and institutions, a curiosity as to whether Republicans can provide an appropriately disruptive alternative. We’ll see whether the first Democratic debate draws as big an audience Oct. 13.

If the Republican primary electorate expands as vastly as the Democrats’ did, all the old rules about how to win may prove obsolete. New voters looking to upset the applecart (or tear down the temple’s columns) may overshadow the suburban economic conservatives who favored Mitt Romney or the non-metropolitan religious conservatives who favored Rick Santorum in 2012.

In general, elections we’re used to calculations show how increasing non-white turnout hurts Republicans. But it’s not clear that Hillary Clinton can match Obama’s 2012 turnout or margins from blacks or Hispanics, and it’s possible that a Republican nominated by an expanded electorate could turn out more whites than Romney, who got just 1 million more votes than John McCain in 2008.

In poll after poll Trump trumps. Carly Fiorina, the pawn that in the world of boxing is the latest “punk of the month” remains in single digits no matter how much her repeated robotic performances garner praise. Even in polls wherein the respondents declare Fiorina to be the winner of the second debate Fiorina inflates to only single digits. As when she was the CEO of Hewlett Packard, Fiorina can’t make the sale.

Still we are told again and again that Trump is stalled, it’s over, kaput… but then… Zombie Trump stalks Washington and scares the snakes.

A great many Americans see Donald J. Trump as the stick to beat back the snakes. The more the snakes snap and hiss the more tightly the stick is grasped.

A great many Americans are disgusted with the entire overlord political class belief that they are the masters and the citizens the servants. The stick will beat back those snakes.

A great many Americans want America to be great, again. That’s what Americans demand. It’s what the voters demand. It’s not just a hat.

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117 thoughts on “Make America Great Again: The Great Fox Hunt And The Message Behind The Message Of @RealDonaldTrump

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/trump-says-hes-rare-republican-woo-black-voters-011523503.html

    Trump says he’s the rare Republican who can woo black voters [snip]

    Trump, the Republican front-runner, spoke in South Carolina at a meeting of the Greater Charleston Business Alliance, which supports minority businesses and is affiliated with the South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce.

    He cited a recent poll from the firm SurveyUSA that showed him getting support from 25 percent of black respondents in a match-up against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Trump said that shows he could win the general election.

    “Generally, Republicans do not do well with African-Americans,” Trump said.

    “I have a lot of friends, African-Americans in New York, they say, ‘You’re going to get most of the vote.’ I was actually disappointed with the 25 percent,” he said. [snip]

    Republican presidential candidates in recent general elections have won only a tiny portion of the black vote. George W. Bush won 11 percent of black voters in 2004. Mitt Romney received about 6 percent in 2012 against President Barack Obama, the country’s first black president.

    The polls involving Trump come more than a year before the November 2016 election and before any state holds a nominating contest.

    Still, of the 15 Republican presidential candidates, Trump did best among black Republicans and independents in a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll.

  2. Great post admin.

    As a die hard Hillary supporter, I’m saddened by the fact that SHE is now the one that would prevent me from voting for her in this election cycle. Even if a shadow of her remained from the 2008 election cycle, the fighter, the truth teller, the seasoned stateswoman (actually, that is probably the ONLY thing that remains) would show up, I would throw my heart fully behind her. Alas, not only has she lost those traits, it seems that Trump has picked them up! The only remaining joy I will get from the Democratic version of a primary campaign will be watching the idiot turncoats that stabbed her in the back be forced to support her right to the general election. That will be my only payback.

    Because then I’ll vote for Trump.

    Hillary 2016?

  3. Donald Trump is The People’s Whistleblower’

    …giving transparency to and revealing all the hidden secrets that the powerful insider’s use to play their games and manipulate and brainwash their “supporters”…

    …The Republican Establishment, the Democratic Establishment and the Media want to shut him up and shut him down…

    …but The Donald has started a “Movement” and his trumpsters are ready and willing to fight back and take back our country…

  4. Love the analogy,
    Carl can’t make the sale.

    Love Trump, Love him..
    Maybe he’s the one I have been waiting for all along.

  5. I have always liked and respected Hillary Clinton. From her days as First Lady to her run in ’08 and even now as a goofball. But I am sure glad Trump is here, doing what he is doing because I do not think we can afford a goofball POTUS. To be fair, Hillary cannot do what Trump is doing because she does not have the financial means.

    It is a long time until the election. If it were held today, I would vote TRUMP.

  6. I am still behind Hillary, but it is alarming that she and or her team have learned nothing from 08. I have real reservations that even if she is able to get past Biden (and that is no gimme) she could lose in a general election. I hope Bill still has something left in him to get things in gear.

  7. “Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Donald Trump spoke this morning and plan to have a meeting next week to discuss their differences of opinion regarding Fox’s coverage of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign. Ailes will be joined by senior Fox editorial executives. Mr. Trump believes he has been treated unfairly in certain instances. FOX News has held every candidate in this race to the highest journalistic standards throughout our coverage. We believe a candid meeting about our differences is required and that any misunderstandings can be handled without compromising those standards”

    It is a surrender by Fox News:
    ——–
    When the leading contender for the Republican nomination announces that he will boycott the mainstream Republican news channel . . .

    Well . . . its like the old Spanish proverb: whether the pitcher hits the rock or the rock hits the pitcher, you know its going to be bad for the pitcher.

    Might be a good time to get Meeee-again under control.

    Notice, its not just Ailes meeting with Trump.

    Its Ailes plus senior executives meeting with Trump.

    The reason for that?

    Because he wants all of them to hear what Trump has to say.

    And, I expect, he wants all of them making a personal commitment in is presence to bury the hatchet.

    Ailes is not taking any chances here, and any senior executive who lets this one get away from him

    Will be standing in the unemployment line.

    Kelly is a nut job, and they need to get her under control

    Or they will all be in trouble.

  8. It is rich.

    Trump goes on all these other networks and complains about FOX.

    Meeeeee-again sees this as a moral victory—continues to attack

    Not noticing that all their dirty laundry is getting aired

    This ain’t strategy Roger Dodger

    Like the Admiral at Galipoli: gallant lads these soldiers. They always go for the thickest part of the wall.

    Meeee-agains network is getting killed and the dumb bunny doesn’t even know it./

  9. How can FOX News bury the hatchet when their gal, the vile Megan Kelly, keeps adding fuel to the fire with guest like the silly Rich Lowry who is thrilled that in his opinion Carly cut off Trump’s private body parts. Next thing you know dear Megan will have on Lorena Bobbitt to discuss the details and explain the “how to” of such an action as a woman of experience.

    If Roger wants to bury the hatchet with Trump, I would hope that part of the deal is that dear Megan has to GO.

  10. Nut job: she let loose with that allegation while discussing another issue with Stuart Varney and he did not know what the hell to make of it. Makes it up as she goes along . . .

    ——–

    The first husband of Fox News superstar Megyn Kelly has categorically denied he cheated on her, ending years of speculation.

    Twice, Kelly has told of her hurt at being betrayed, each time saying it was not her current husband Doug Brunt, but never clearing first hubby Dr. Dan Kendall.

    But now, speaking out for the first time, Kendall told Daily Mail Online in an exclusive interview how upset he has been by the shadow cast over him by her statements.

    ‘I can say with 100% certainty that I was completely faithful to Megyn,’ Kendall, 45, said as he sat in his $2 million home in the Washington suburb of Vienna, Virginia.

    ‘When she made that comment about it not being in her current marriage it irritated me a bit because it seemed like she was suggesting it was me,’ he added.

    ‘I texted her at the time and she apologized. I think I was a good husband.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2938070/I-wanted-wife-wanted-wife-Ex-husband-Megyn-Kelly-speaks-marriage-FOX-News-star-reveals-didn-t-CHEAT-bugged-hinted-did-air.html#ixzz3miFox5l8
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  11. Another concession likely to come out of this meeting is when/if FOX hosts another Republican debate, Meeeeeeeeeeeee-again!!! will not be on the panel.

  12. When Andrei Sakharov was imprisoned in the Soviet Union, Ronald Reagan renamed the street in front of the Soviet embassy in DC, “Andrei Sakharov Plaza”. That street name then had to be used on every piece of mail coming and and going to the Soviet embassy. Not long thereafter, Sakharov was released from prison.

    Today, Ted Cruz tried to pass a Senate resolution renaming the street in front of the Chinese embassy after a Nobel Prize winning dissident imprisoned in China.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eT6RYqoiQs

    “This would be the street sign that the Chinese ambassador would look at each day. This would be the address that every piece of correspondence going into the embassy and coming out of the embassy would have written on it. Just as with the Soviets when forced to recognize the bravery of Sakharov, the PRC officials will be forced to recognize the bravery of Dr. Liu and to acknowledge it dozens of times a day – day after day after day. I realize that this is an expedited request, but given the ongoing repression, not only of Liu’s, but of so many other voices for political and religious freedom in China and the eminent arrival of the Chinese leader who directly responsible for it, I hope that my colleagues will join me. I intend to introduce a unanimous request for consent, and it is my hope that all 100 senators will stand with me. But for the moment, I yield the floor.”

    http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=2451

  13. Donald Trump is The People’s Whistleblower’…

    …giving transparency to and revealing all the hidden secrets that the powerful insider’s use to play their games and manipulate and brainwash their “supporters”…

    …The Republican Establishment, the Democratic Establishment and the Media want to shut him up and shut him down…

    …but The Donald has started a “Movement” and his trumpsters are ready and willing to fight back and take back our country…

    S, that was really well put…. it sums it all up very well….

  14. Southern Born
    September 24, 2015 at 10:11 pm
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    I hear ya.

    But I am not sure I agree.

    Too much has been invested in her.

    Remember my early reference to Arthur Godfrey

    Oh hell, you would not remember, that was before your time.

    But, alas, not before mine.

    And I have the clogged arteries and high blood pressure to prove it.

    Besides, the only thing more insufferable than meeeee!!again!!!!

    Is martyr meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!again, and again, and again.

    Just in time for Halloween.

    Banishment from the debates would be the proper remedy.

    So she can spend more time with her family.

    Just to make sure her present husband is not cheating too.

    Men are such beasts, right Megan—unless we are talking about Uncle Rupie.

    While tearing off a game of golf
    I may make a play for the caddy
    But when I do, I don’t follow through
    Cause my heart belongs to Daddy

    Yes, my heart belongs to Daddy
    So I simply couldn’t be bad
    Yes, my heart belongs to Daddy
    Da, Da, Da, Da, Da, Da, Da, Da, DAAAAD

    So I want to warn you Donald
    Though I know that you’re perfectly swell
    That my heart belongs to Rupie
    Cause my Ruppie, he treats it so well $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    All kidding aside, Meeeeeeeeeee!!Again!!!!! has no business on the panel.

    For the same generic reason that George Step and Fetch it has no business there.

  15. Mike Walsh on Trump’s mega contribution to democracy–quoting, of all people, rancid Frank Rich:

    “(Trump is) exposing the phoniness of our politicians and the corruption of our political process by defying the protocols of the whole game. He skips small-scale meet-and-greets in primary-state living rooms and diners. He turned down an invitation to appear at the influential freshman senator Joni Ernst’s hog roast in Iowa. He routinely denigrates sacred GOP cows like Karl Rove and the Club for Growth. He has blown off the most powerful newspapers in the crucial early states of Iowa (the Des Moines Register) and New Hampshire (the Union-Leader) and paid no political price for it. Yet he is overall far more accessible to the press than most candidates — most conspicuously Clinton — which in turn saves him from having to buy television ad time.

    It’s as if Trump were performing a running burlesque of the absurd but intractable conventions of presidential campaigns in real time. His impact on our politics post-2016 could be as serious as he is not. Unsurprisingly, the shrewdest description of the Trump show’s appeal has come from an actor, Owen Wilson. “You can’t help but get a kick out of him,” he told the Daily Beast, “and I think part of it is we’re so used to politicians on both sides sounding like actors at press junkets — it’s sort of by rote, and they say all the right things. So here’s somebody who’s not following that script. It’s like when Charlie Sheen was doing that stuff.” As Wilson says, for all the efforts to dismiss Trump as an entertainer, in truth it’s his opponents who are more likely to be playacting, reciting their politically correct and cautious lines by rote.

    The political market for improvisational candor is as large as it was after Vietnam and Watergate, and right now Trump pretty much has a monopoly on it.

    He also makes a sport of humiliating high-end campaign gurus. When Sam Clovis, a powerful Evangelical conservative activist in Iowa, jumped from the cratering Perry to Trump in August, it seemed weird. Despite saying things like “I’m strongly into the Bible,” Trump barely pretends to practice any religion. The Des Moines Register soon published excerpts from emails written just five weeks earlier (supplied by Perry allies) in which Clovis had questioned Trump’s “moral center” and lack of “foundation in Christ” and praised Perry for calling Trump “a cancer on conservatism.” But, like Guy Grand in The Magic Christian, Trump figured correctly that money spoke louder than Christ to Clovis.

    He was no less shrewd in bringing the focus-group entrepreneur Frank Luntz to heel. After Luntz convened a negative post-debate panel on Fox News that, in Luntz’s view, signaled “the destruction” of Trump’s campaign, Trump showered him with ridicule. Luntz soon did a Priebus-style about-face and convened a new panel that amounted to a Trump lovefest. One participant praised Trump for not mouthing “that crap” that’s been “pushed to us for the past 40 years.” It’s unclear if Luntz was aware of the irony of his having been a major (and highly compensated) pusher of “that crap,” starting with his role in contriving the poll-shaped pablum of Newt Gingrich’s bogus “Contract With America.”

    I’ve been pounding the “wrecking-ball” metaphor for some time now as well: until the GOP crew of crybaby losers is removed, the Republicans may as well not even show up for national elections. Trump’s doing them a great service but, as usual, the Stupid Party just continues to step out, and step in it.

  16. lorac
    September 24, 2015 at 11:41 pm
    wbboei – I *think* Fox has at least 3 more debates….?
    ———–
    Then they really are idiots.

    If Trump is the rainmaker–if he has given them three times the audience big media had in 2008

    Then why kill the goose that laid the golden egg?

    Or, more precisely, why let the Mad Woman of FOX News do it??

    Answer: because they are idiots.

    Want more proof.

    That woman who was lured away from FOX to CNN

    How did they let that happen?

    They are too invested in Kelly.

  17. I am not questioning their politics now.

    I am questioning their business judgment

    Which, at the moment, seems very flawed.

  18. As Admin noted, insiders within the party have rigged the game.

    They have rigged it so Bush would win.

    They have rigged the game so Bush would win with a bare 20% of the vote/

    In order to advance the globalist agenda of the Chamber of Commerce, inter alia.

    At the expense of the American Middle Class.

    This is called a “splinter strategy”.

    The other candidates are, as Admin notes, mere pawns.

    Now, Trump has upset that strategy.

    He has shit in their mess kit.

    He has made them eat it.

    No wonder they are gagging.
    ——-
    How Do We Elect Jeb Bush?

    Everything that followed is simply execution of a strategic plan that stemmed from that very specific goal. We are not going to cover it again – YOU CAN READ HERE. The marketing strategy is too complex to outline in a single digestible article.

    However, first the RNC/GOPe needed to construct the financing of the plan; AND they need to do so without too much attention. Hence, they did this two ways:

    #1 In 2014 they changed the traditional campaign finance rules (hid them in the CRomnibus bill when no-one was paying attention) allowing them to take in more money. A lot more money. (link)

    #2 Next, they created Super-PACs to allow them to fund behavior outside of the specific interests of the candidates the Super-PACs were assigned to. The behavior they need is loyalty to the GOPe plan, not the candidate. (link)

    Next, the RNC/GOPe changed the rules of the 2016 primary election to benefit Jeb Bush. (Keeping in mind they already had polling data which suggested the electorate did not want to purchase Jeb Bush). They changed dates and delegate distributions to insure their guy could win with around 1/5th (20%) support.

    Reince-PriebusMcConnell and Boehner

    It really is a masterful and entirely ingenious plan. And it was constructed so well it took months, even years, to figure out how -and why- each of the pieces fit their puzzle.

    Lastly, the RNC/GOPe recruited back into the machine a crew of previously retired, but exceptionally loyal employees of the organization, to execute the strategy. Prestige and financial reward would be the compensation. After all, what’s a few billion among friends when trillions are at stake.

    With the money, the rules, and the tools in hand – the rest became execution of the plan.

    The specific road map they created had primary calendar dates and delegate distributions as the essential measure. Hence, internal polls were conducted in the key states that would be needed for the plan.

    The internal polls had to measure Jeb Bush against the anticipated opponent. These measurements needed to be done on an almost district-by-district level in order to gauge the delegate distributions.

    Trying to stay out of the wonky discussion, suffice to say that traditionally within each state each congressional district holds 3 primary delegates which can be won by a candidate or candidates. Subsequently if you are modeling a race you are polling the various options within each district to see who the district favors with your presented match-ups. The district polls are then rolled up, and create the state poll data.

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/08/22/tripwire-alert-evidence-now-exists-to-show-benefit-of-gope-road-mapped-splitter-strategy/

  19. Good morning y’all. It’s so lovely to wake up to the smell of Fox eating crow this morning. I feel giddy, tingly and warm all over.

    I’m learning to treasure each and every single little victory.

  20. The question then becomes, now that we know the strategy, now that we have broken the code as we did with our Asian enemy in World War II, how do we foil their strategy, how do we defeat them? Again, it all comes back to Trump. The mere suggestion that these jackals could install dead man walking Boooooosh with a mere 20% of the vote, refutes the common understanding that we are a democracy, and confirms UCLA Professor Sheldon Wolin’s premise that we are not, and what we really have is inverted totalitarianism and managed democracy. I have a strong hunch that, sooner or later, Richard Fernadez will train his fine mind on this subject, which, to borrow a phrase from the writer Raymond Chandler is as innocent as a tarantula on a piece of angel food cake.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverted_totalitarianism

  21. I do not doubt he has warned them behind the scenes he is on to the GOPe plan. Hence the hysteria coming from them. “Cut his balls off” indeed. Ailes is about to make Rich Lowry eligible to join the Vienna Boys Choir as a castrato in the very near future. The only question remaining would be:

    Soprano, mezzo-soprano or contralto?

    Time will tell.

  22. Boehner Will Resign From Congress
    New York Times‎ – 17 mins ago

    WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his …

    Boehner to resign in October | TheHill
    The Hill‎ – 13 mins ago

    Boehner to resign from Congress in October: report
    MarketWatch‎ – 4 mins ago

  23. Boehner gone in a month…..

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/26/us/john-boehner-to-resign-from-congress.html

    Speaker John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, will resign one of the most powerful positions in government and give up his House seat at the end of October, throwing Congress into chaos as it tries to avert a government shutdown.

    Mr. Boehner made the announcement in an emotional meeting with his fellow Republicans on Friday morning.

    The Ohio representative struggled from almost the moment he took the speaker’s gavel in 2011 to manage the challenges of divided government and to hold together his fractious and increasingly conservative Republican members.

    Most recently, Mr. Boehner, 65, was trying to craft a solution to keep the government open through the rest of the year, but was under pressure from a growing base of conservatives who told him that they would not vote for a bill that did not defund Planned Parenthood. Several of those members were on a path to remove Mr. Boehner as speaker, though their ability to do so was far from certain.

    Mr. Boehner’s surprise announcement came just a day after Pope Francis visited the Capitol, the fulfillment of a 20-year dream for Mr. Boehner of having a pontiff address Congress. He had a private audience with Francis before the pope’s address to a joint meeting of Congress.

    …………..

    All i can say is WOW, did not see that coming….wonder what pushed him?

  24. Yes but.

    Yes but where did it happen, Roger?

    When did Rich Lousy run his mouth about involuntary vasectomies in re. Trump?

    It happened, Roger, on the Megan Kelly show.

    Right?

    Well then whose to blame?

    Charley McCarthy or Edgar Bergan, Roger.

    Until you wake up Roger.

    Until you realize that he cheated on me misanthropic meeeeeeeee again!!! is your problem.

    You will be tilting at windmills.

    It isn’t so much that you lost the moral high ground Roger.

    How can you lose what you never had.

    All that happened is you got unmasked.

    I realize you won’t fire misanthropic Meeee-again, even though you should.

    You should realize that she loved Lowery’s suggestion

    She only wishes she had gone Lorena Bobbit on Hubby 1

    So she does it subliminally with Trump through Lowery

    While batting her false eyelashes at Uncle Rupie and with ukelali in hand warbles

    While teeing off a game of golf
    I may make a play for the caddy
    But when I do, I don’t follow through
    Cause my heart belongs to Rupie

  25. Most recently, Mr. Boehner, 65, was trying to craft a solution to keep the government open
    ———
    Craft–where’s the craft in surrender?

    A solution–failure theater?

    Well, that’s the NYT for you.

    Hint: John, you won’t find the solution in a beer haul or a bordello.

  26. I wonder if Boehner is perhaps ill, it seems too sudden for just giving up….you don’t give up that job like that, something is not right.

  27. Mr. Boehner made the announcement in an emotional meeting
    ——
    Hell, I wasn’t even there and I feel tearful about it

    But my reason may be a bit different from Honest John’s

    I wanted him around as a trophy for 2016

    Fortunately, just as Bogey and Bergman will always have Paris

    We too are feted

    For we will always have Senator Fog Horn Leg Horn McConnell

    All jowls and bug eyes

  28. moononpluto
    September 25, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I wonder if Boehner is perhaps ill, it seems too sudden for just giving up….you don’t give up that job like that, something is not right.
    ——–
    Politically speaking, he has become expendable–and a threat to the party in 2016. He is used up.

  29. wbboei
    September 25, 2015 at 10:29 am

    A coup. He quit rather than get his ass beat. If he stayed and kept crying and cooperating with Obama they would loose seats in 2016 or at least have to campaign on his cooperating with godawful leadership which of course the sitting congress critters voted in the speakership. They want to keep their jobs so he cannot keep his. I bet he doesn’t want to deal with a President Trump either.

  30. Left side of Drudge:
    Conservatives warm to McCarthy as Speaker…
    62% of Republicans Feel BETRAYED by their Party…
    LIVE: PRESS CONFERENCE… DEVELOPING…
    NOT GOING QUIETLY: ‘FACE THE NATION’ ON SUNDAY…
    ‘NOTHING LEFT TO ACCOMPLISH’…
    Was Set To Retire At End Of ‘LAST YEAR’…
    Applause Breaks Out At Conservative Summit…
    Departure creates uncertainty for Obama…

  31. From the list above, ‘NOTHING LEFT TO ACCOMPLISH’…
    adds to my apprehension which was initially triggered by Obama’s lack of truth police in the recent past or even a modicum of vitriol we’d all come to expect. Yes, the PansyPress kept up its end, but WH fairly silent. So it’s been feeling to me that everything is done.
    Now John echoes that.
    Chilling.

  32. This is big. Yes, a coup. But, there’s more. There has to be. I can hardly wait for the skeletons to start falling out of the closet!

    Mr. ex-Speaker, please, do let the door hit you on the way out!

    I’m having champagne as soon as possible.

    The only thing that could make me happier is to hear Shrub is quitting.

  33. …Cruz wasted no time in accusing Boehner of selling out conservatives:
    I will say, the early reports are discouraging. If it is correct that the Speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama administration for the rest of its tenure, to fund Obamacare, to fund executive amnesty, to fund Planned Parenthood, to fund implementation of this Iran deal — and then, presumably, to land in a cushy K Street job after joining with the Democrats to implement all of President Obama’s priorities, that is not the behavior one would expect of a Republican Speaker of the House.
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2572819

  34. Why would Republican’s elect his Deputy McCarthy and if he’s leaving, it may be a hard sale to fund all of the frauds crap.
    Let’s hope it’s not true, but he was always a globalist narcissistic creep to begin with. Would just be like him to turncoat even more.

  35. I am not surprised at Boehner’s announcement – I knew the GOPe would eventually try some sort of appeasement by throwing some red meat the the angry masses.

  36. This is not a coup, just the opposite. Boehner is resigning now because it gives him free reign to cut a clean continuing resolution to fund the government with no strings attached relying on Democrat votes. Same deal in the Senate. They’ll get to 60 by voting for the Democrat CR with a few RINOs.

  37. At the Value Voters Summit, U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., introduced Cruz by tying Boehner’s resignation to the senator’s arrival in Washington three years ago.

    “The good news is we’re going to get new leadership in the House of Representatives, and I want to share with you why that’s happening,” said Bridenstine, who has endorsed Cruz for president. “It’s happening because there was a newly elected senator who showed up and he started articulating principles that were consistent with the Republican platform and he started exposing the fact that Republicans over and over again were continuing to fund things with [continuing resolutions] that were antithetical to the beliefs of the people in this very room.”

    https://www.texastribune.org/2015/09/25/cruz-basks-news-boehner-resignation/

  38. holdthemaccountable
    September 25, 2015 at 11:33 am

    exactly. the deal has been made. it is all theater. boner loses nothing. I guess we’re so stupid that we will buy into boners “resignation” as having meaning. what crap.

    can’t wait for the Donalds response to this public stunt.

  39. Admin, or anyone who knows, please, is there any validity to the notion of having the Speaker’s seat vacated in order to prevent him from him inflicting serious damage? Can that be done and who would do it?

    My own gut feeling is he is being blackmailed or implicated in something and wants to head for the hills. Still, a whole month is still a lot of time for him to screw us all over some more.

  40. Admin, or anyone who knows, please, is there any validity to the notion of having the Speaker’s seat vacated in order to prevent him from him inflicting serious damage? Can that be done and who would do it?

    That’s wishful thinking. The deal has been cut. The only thing stopping Boehner and a Washington Cartel coalition of Republicans, Democrats, and lobbyists from passing Obama’s funding and debt ceiling increase was the fact that conservative Republicans would revolt and kick Boehner out. He’s just removed that obstacle and an Obama-approved deal will be easily passed by a RINO and DEM votes in the House and Senate.

    The Senate has never been the obstacle as only Cruz, Lee, and a few others vote against the cartel. The House has always been the only thing standing in the way of the cartel agenda items. The only firewall this afternoon is that every Republican Congress member is up for re-election next November, so there are limits to what they get away with. For example, nobody up for election in 2016 is going to vote for an amnesty bill.

  41. He’s fabulous. Fabulous. Obama. Just traipsing along. Grinning from ear to ear. Stepping on land mines that blow others to smithereens. Oh, call Congressional. Tell them I will be five minutes late for my starting time. Pope Francis and me are supporting the poor people of Columbia sharing a joint.
    Richard Fernandez capture this high noon moment as the Messiah goes nose to nose with Putin. Do not forsake me oh my darling etc. I feel sorry for Vlad, to have to sit there and watch this pathetic jack of napes drone on for the photo ops. But I am not thaaat sorry, because I think Vlad will know how to cashier this fucking joker now that he has him cornered. As between Vlad and Obama, I trust Vlad to stand up for his country. As for Obama, we know he will never do that. He is a scumbag.
    ————
    The Washington Post reports the situation in Syria has “forced” president Obama to meet with Vladimir Putin — something Obama was previously loathe to do. ”President Obama has not met one-on-one with President Vladimir Putin for more than 15 months but agreed Thursday to sit down with the Russian leader in New York on Monday as part of a broader effort to resolve the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.” The White House strove to give the impression that Putin was asking a favor of Obama.

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that the meeting came at Putin’s request and that at the top of the agenda for Obama will be Ukraine, where, he said, Russian separatist troops remain in “clear violation of the territorial integrity of that sovereign nation.” …

    Earnest said that when the two leaders talk about Syria, Obama would encourage Russia to join coalition efforts to combat the Islamic State but warn that “doubling down on the Assad regime is a losing bet.” He added that “a face-to-face sit-down seems appropriate at this juncture.”

    Willing or not, Obama’s been dragged to New York to meet a man he would rather not. The Russians and Syrians for their part, are pushing the story that Obama has already pre-surrendered to Putin and is merely looking for a way to put the best face on it. AFP reports: “Russia and the United States have reached a “tacit agreement” on ending Syria’s bloody crisis, a senior adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said.”

    Allegations that it’s all over bar the shouting were half-heartedly denied in the Washington Post story which said, “the administration says it has no interest in Putin’s still-vague proposal for Syria — that the West drop its insistence that Assad must go and that all parties join together to defeat the Islamic State. But administration officials still believe there are grounds for U.S.-Russian cooperation there, if Putin is willing.” The administration’s line is that the president is doing the manful duty of meeting an unpleasant thug, but nothing has been settled with the lowbrow bruiser.

    The Russians are working behind a fait acompli and that is a strong card. Moreover, Moscow is amping up the pressure by sending a fleet for “drills” into the Eastern Mediterranean. The message is: we’re here to stay and you’re not man enough to push us out. Sources told Bloomberg that Putin will go it alone if Obama balks. “President Vladimir Putin, determined to strengthen Russia’s only military outpost in the Middle East, is preparing to launch unilateral airstrikes against Islamic State from inside Syria if the U.S. rejects his proposal to join forces, two people familiar with the matter said.”

    Putin’s proposal, which Russia has communicated to the U.S., calls for a “parallel track” of joint military action accompanied by a political transition away from Assad, a key U.S. demand, according to a third person. The initiative will be the centerpiece of Putin’s one-day trip to New York for the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 28, which will include a meeting with President Barack Obama, both the White House and Kremlin said Thursday.

    “Russia is hoping common sense will prevail and Obama takes Putin’s outstretched hand,” said Elena Suponina, a senior Middle East analyst at the Institute of Strategic Studies, which advises the Kremlin. “But Putin will act anyway if this doesn’t happen.”

    The manner of Putin’s air deployment to Syria resembled a wartime movement rather than an administrative evolution. The Aviationist describes how a combination of deception planning, evasive routing and close formation flying enabled Russian combat aircraft to tuck in under the expected transports.

    Charles Krauthamer notes that Putin always seems to be one step ahead of the Obama. Yet despite the apparant truth of that assertion, it is hard to actually test the proposition. Obama’s position on Syria has been so vague that he can plausibly convince his followers that, whatever the result, it was what he intended to begin with. It’s pitiful to watch.

    Obama has truly achieved a fundamental transformation in America. Once it may have thought of itself as Will Kane. But while nobody’s seen that sheriff lately, Frank Miller and his three men are very much in evidence down at the depot. But in 2015 nobody meets the Noonday Day Train if there’s a train to anywhere out of town before then.

  42. The Washington Post reports the situation in Syria has “forced” president Obama to meet with Vladimir Putin
    ——
    Bullshit.

    Here is what it should say:

    THE UTTER LACK OF A COHERENT STRATEGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST has created a situation in Syria which has forced Obama to meet with Putin.

    THIS IS A SELF INFLICTED WOUND perpetrated by Mr. Hope and Change, plus his legions of Quislings.

  43. Sorry. I have a cat between me and the screen. Here it is again.

    Thank you HWC. It’s not what I wanted to hear, though. But, I have gotten used to bad news over the last 8 years.

  44. This is funny really.

    Putin is playing the game of wack a mole with Obama.

    Every time Obama raises his head above the foxhole, Vlad wacks it.

    Makes you wonder whether, in additional to all his other attributes, Obama is a masochist.

    By the way, Kevin McDonald is a light weight, ditto Scalise and that dumb woman from Washington.

    As with other bad leaders, Boehner surrounding himself with weak people who would not challenge him.

  45. The only thing stopping Boehner and a Washington Cartel coalition of Republicans, Democrats, and lobbyists from passing Obama’s funding and debt ceiling increase was the fact that conservative Republicans would revolt and kick Boehner out.
    ———–
    Do the math for Christs sake.

    They never had the votes.

  46. hwc
    September 25, 2015 at 1:48 pm
    ————-
    Well, that is about what you would expect.

    It is the people above Obama and Boehner who are calling these shots.

    Their global agenda.

    Can you imagine a greater act of betrayal by Boehner?

    A betrayal of all that should matter–the constitution, the voters and the future of our country.

  47. Actually, if Boehner had been sure that the Republican caucus wouldn’t stab him in the back, he would have scheduled the vote on taking him down before the recess in August. He couldn’t be sure.

    Boehner needed 218 of the 435 Congressmen to stay as Speaker in a vote. There are 247 Republicans and RINO members, so he could be taken down if 30 of those votes defected.

    There are 37 known members of the House Freedom Caucus:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Caucus

    A vote was just too risky for him. This solves him problem. Now he can lead the effort to fully fund Obama’s agenda and not have to worry about the conservative members. The combination of the DEMS and RINOS in the cartel is a huge supermajority in the House, as it is in the Senate. The Reid/McConnell and Pelosi/Boehner leadership teams are unified.

  48. Carly sounds like a very self centered, selfish person who cannot be trusted…

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/09/25/how-carly-fiorina-screwed-her-campaign-staff-and-paid-herself-first.html#

    snip

    essentially after she shafted over 30,000 people at HP and flew away with her Golden Parachute and millions of dollars

    fast forward to her losing campaign against Barbara Boxer

    when it came time to pay her campaign staff and vendors…Carly paid herself back first and left everyone else hanging and without payments…until she ran for President and then she closed out the campaign debts

    …what a creep…

  49. The perfect Requiem For A Lightweight:
    ————————————–
    Bye Bye Boehner
    By DICK MORRIS
    Published on DickMorris.com on September 25, 2015

    John Boehner needed resigning.

    His leadership has consisted of acting as an intermediary in the ongoing surrender negotiations of the conservatives we elected to Congress and the president we were trying to circumscribe. If Donald Trump wrote a book on the Art of the Deal, Boehner could write one on the Art of the Sellout.

    Boehner’s style consisted of advocating a conservative policy, putting it to a vote in the House, passing it, and waiting for the Senate to defeat it. Then, instead of negotiating with the president for half a loaf or working to build common cause with some Democrats for a partial solution, he just caved in and went home.

    He never understood that capitulation was not a strategy.

  50. After I objected to Leon Wolfe’s article at Red State, where he called Trump supporters, children, he sent me on my private email promoting Rubio, and today laughing Leon is at it again at Red State with an article about how Trump was booed for criticizing Rubio. I spoke with a very smart friend of mine this morning who shares my view that Trump is a boy, and anyone who sweats in front of a life audience and gulps down a gallon of water to keep his cool is not presidential. And, Leon, if you are reading this blog, this one is for you: We should enforce non fraternization rules strictly, and in no case should hotel maids and bar tenders be allowed to date, because, as we can see from Marco, the issue of just such a liason, no good can come of it.

  51. hwc
    September 25, 2015 at 5:10 pm
    ——-
    I do not think that is it.

    He could have relied on Pelosi to provide the votes he needed.

    I think the video you posted by Cruz is the real story.

    He sold everyone down the tube, and did not want to stick around and take the heat.

    Knowing Boehner personally, that is the most likely explanation.

  52. Boehner and the Budget:

    Congress needs to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to avoid a government shutdown next week. Most Republicans are opposed to any continuing resolution (CR) that doesn’t strip Planned Parenthood of its funding. But Boehner knows that a CR that “de-funds” Planned Parenthood is basically a dead end. In order to get the votes to pass a CR free of Planned Parenthood riders, Boehner will need to get some help from Democrats. That would have put his job as speaker in jeopardy, but now that he’s resigning, that’s a moot point. And while Boehner, like other Republicans, may want to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood, we don’t think he wants to provoke a government shutdown in the service of that goal.

    We do think that the Boehner resignation may increase the risks of a government shutdown in December, and also increase the odds of the Treasury violating the debt limit or running out of cash before November. The conventional wisdom is that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will replace Boehner as speaker. We’re not sure that matters much — the next speaker will still face the same difficult choices as Boehner, and if he compromises too much with Democrats, his tenure could be short-lived.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-25/boehner-out-what-means-government-shutdown-odds-and-debt-ceiling-fight

  53. CORRECTION: who shares my view that RUBIO is a boy, and anyone who sweats in front of a life audience and gulps down a gallon of water to keep his cool is not presidential.

    Donald is a Mensch:(Yiddish: מענטש‎ mentsh, cognate with German: Mensch “human being”) means “a person of integrity and honor.”

  54. EXCLUSIVE — DONALD TRUMP ON JOHN BOEHNER’S RESIGNATION: ‘I THINK IT’S TIME’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Billionaire Donald Trump, the clear 2016 GOP frontrunner, tells Breitbart News he is pleased that House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35%
    has announced his forthcoming resignation from Congress.

    “I think it’s time,” Trump said in an exclusive interview that will air on Sirius XM Patriot Ch. 125 during Breitbart News Saturday or Breitbart News Sunday. Trump also spoke to a crowd of thousands of social conservatives at the Values Voter Summit.

    “I think the establishment—the Republican establishment—has not gotten the job done,” Trump said. “There are tremendous problems, the establishment has not done it. It’s breaking down. I’m not surprised to see it. A lot of people thought it was going to happen earlier.”

    Trump’s comments that he wasn’t surprised–because of Boehner’s failures and lack of leadership–that Boehner was resigning.

  55. Little Debbie kicks Marco in the balls for taking money from a collector of Nazi memorabilia.

    Even though it is not entirely true, I am loving it.

    All’s fair in love and politics, right?

    And if it serves to flush out a four flusher.

    Where’s the beef?

    I have no obligation to defend Marco the red.

    He can lie for himself.

  56. He could have relied on Pelosi to provide the votes he needed.
    I think the video you posted by Cruz is the real story.
    He sold everyone down the tube, and did not want to stick around and take the heat.

    Two sides to the same coin. As a leader of the Washington cartel, he had to do the deals to sell us out, but that meant that the only way he’d have enough votes to stay on as Speaker required Pelosi whipping Dem votes for him. Even Boehner has enough self-respect to know that relying on Pelosi and Dem votes to stay in the position as Republican Speaker is a complete humiliation.

    And, he’d get primaried out of office next fall, just like his buddy Cantor.

  57. Dick Morris advice: forgettabaoutcarly
    ———–
    Our thanks to Chris Cillizza, who writes “The Fix” blog for the Washington Post, for reminding us of just how vulnerable Carly’s Hewlett Packard record left her. He reminds us that she was closing in on California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer in their epic 2010 contest. A few weeks before Election Day, they were locked in a statistical tie. Then Boxer threw the HP punch.

    Her ad noted that Fiorina had laid off 30,000 workers at HP. It played a film clip of Carly saying: “when you’re talking about massive layoffs — which we did — perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else?” Then the announcer says “Fiorina shipped jobs to China and while Californians lost their jobs, Carly Fiorina tripled her salary, bought a million dollar yacht and five corporate jets.” The lethal ad ends by playing a clip of Carly saying “I’m proud of my record at Hewlett Packard.”

    This is just the kind of ad we don’t want to see in October, likely this time replete with testimonials from workers who have lost their jobs.

    In California, the damage to Fiorina was mortal. She fell apart the moment the ad started to run and lost by ten points.

    With the current animus for high priced corporate executives who make millions while laying off workers and outsourcing jobs, there is no reason to make our hopes for the White House hinge on the ability of one such CEO to justify her actions. To Republicans, it doesn’t matter. We get it that you often have to lay off workers and outsource to protect the remaining jobs still in the U.S. But if Romney taught us anything it is that voters don’t get it.

    Let’s not make the same mistake twice.

  58. Even Boehner has enough self-respect to know that relying on Pelosi and Dem votes to stay in the position as Republican Speaker is a complete humiliation.
    ———
    I have low morals

    Boehner has no morals.

    The problem though is what you say, sort of.

    It would destroy the illusion of a two party system.

    And the fusion party cannot think outside that box.

    Which is why they have such a hard time dealing with Donald.

  59. Right. It’s not that Boehner wouldn’t work with Pelosi. Hell, he’s been a partner with her in the Boehner/Pelosi leadership team for years. But, as you say, there is no illusion of two parties if he need her Dem votes to stay as Speaker. At that point, he is Speaker of…. what?

    He has to go as the price of jamming through the various Obama spending bills that Boehner wants to pass. The action is all in the House and it takes Dem and RINO votes to pass the stuff. The Senate is not in play. There are far more than the necessary sixty DEM and RINO votes in the Senate. Always have been. Just like when the Senate passed the Gang of 8 amnesty bill and the House had to block it.

  60. We should enforce non fraternization rules strictly, and in no case should hotel maids and bar tenders be allowed to date, because, as we can see from Marco, the issue of just such a liason, no good can come of it.

    This had me stumped, but I think I just figured it out – his parents had those occupations….? 🙂

  61. when it came time to pay her campaign staff and vendors…Carly paid herself back first and left everyone else hanging and without payments…until she ran for President and then she closed out the campaign debts

    Wow…. it’s starting to look like people are objects to her…. everything is about her own self-gain….

  62. I see Fox is really pushing Rubio today. Also, Bush must know something as he seems pretty confident even with only about 9% of the vote.

  63. Fox is reporting that the White House has found a “chain of emails” between Hillary and Petreus. The White House? I’ve heard that an investigation at this level could not happen without presidential approval, but I guess they’re no longer afraid to show that they are actively leading the charge against Hillary.

  64. Obama’s position on Syria has been so vague that he can plausibly convince his followers that, whatever the result, it was what he intended to begin with.

    I guess he’s just being himself – he skipped all the “hard” votes that would commit him to something while in the senate, and he seems to be trying to use the “blank slate” approach still to the extent he can, by staying vague.

  65. Rubio’s dad worked as a hotel banquet bartender. I think his mom worked as a hotel maid. Cruz’ dad was tortured in a Batista jail and came to the US with $100 in his pocket. All 1st gen Cuban immigrants.

    Cruz’ mom was the first in her family to go to college. Her dad was a drunk who believed women should not be educated, so she took off and got a degree as a math major at Rice University without her parents’ support.

  66. “President Vladimir Putin, determined to strengthen Russia’s only military outpost in the Middle East, is preparing to launch unilateral airstrikes against Islamic State from inside Syria if the U.S. rejects his proposal to join forces, two people familiar with the matter said.”

    Wow, must be cool to have a decisive president who cares about his own country, and about a savage group taking over countries….

    I’m not familiar with Asad. Sounds like Putin doesn’t want Asad to be forced out, and Obama does. I know Obama’s history is toppling secular Muslim leaders. So is this Asad a dangerous religion Muslim, so Obama wants him to stay….?

  67. hwc – if I recall correctly, I read that Rubio was born here before his parents were naturalized. IMO, that makes him ineligible – and you know I feel that way about Cruz, too. But I doubt anyone dems will bother about that, because …. Obama….

  68. As between Vlad and Obama, I trust Vlad to stand up for his country.

    ha, I guess now the Russian representative, Putin in this case, can whisper to Obama, “guess what, *I* am not flexible, we’re doing what *I* want” lol

  69. They want to keep their jobs so he cannot keep his. I bet he doesn’t want to deal with a President Trump either.

    I’m not clear – did he just give up the speakership, or is he giving up his house seat as well…?

  70. I’m reading bottom to top, so I just saw the answer to my question

    Speaker John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, will resign one of the most powerful positions in government and give up his House seat at the end of October, /i>

  71. If Rubio was born in the United States, he’s a US citizen from birth. It doesn’t matter what his parents’ citizenship status was.

    Cruz’ mother was a US citizen, born in Wilmington, DE. Thus, he was a US citizen from birth, regardless of where he was born, just like John McCain who was born in Panama or George Romney who was born in Mexico.

  72. The things that you’re liable
    To read in the Bible
    They taint necessarily so
    ———-
    In fact, Fiorina’s PAC, CARLY for America, owns the domain for FromSecretaryToCEO.com, a Web site dedicated to her life story. It evokes a rags-to-riches-esque narrative reminiscent of a Horatio Alger novel — where the main character, with grit, hard work and some luck, lifts himself out of humble beginnings to achieve success.

    So we dug into her career trajectory.

    The Facts

    Fiorina’s mother was an abstract artist and homemaker, and her father was a law professor who taught at Stanford, Cornell and Yale universities, and became Duke Law School dean. Joseph Sneed, her father, also was appointed deputy U.S. attorney general under President Richard M. Nixon, and served as a longtime federal appeals court judge in San Francisco.

    Sneed was a prominent conservative judge who helped to select Kenneth Starr to investigate the Clintons’ Whitewater investments. He was known for his strong work ethic and held high standards for his children, especially for his studious middle child, Cara Carleton Sneed, now known as Carly Fiorina.

    Fiorina grew up New York, Connecticut, California, London, Africa and North Carolina, as her father moved between schools while rising up the academic ranks. She graduated from Stanford with a major in history and philosophy. She wrote her honors thesis on medieval judicial systems.

    “Because I had always assumed I’d go to graduate school, I thought of college as a time for pure learning. My parents encouraged this approach, and so I had the wonderful experience of studying the subjects that truly interested me,” Fiorina wrote in her 2007 memoir, “Tough Choices.”

    She worked as a receptionist at a hair salon to pay for college room and board. During summers off from Stanford, she says she worked secretarial jobs through the temp agency Kelly Services (then Kelly Girls). One of her temp jobs was typing bills of lading in the shipping department of Hewlett-Packard. (Kelly Services declined to confirm her employment or provide any details, citing employment regulations.)

    After Stanford, Fiorina went off to law school at University of California-Los Angeles to please her father, who had expected that she would follow in his footsteps. But she hated it, and dropped out after one semester. When she broke the news to her father, he responded: “I’m very disappointed. I’m not sure you’ll ever amount to anything,” she wrote.

    She began looking for jobs in want ads, and was hired as a receptionist at Marcus & Millichap, a commercial property brokerage firm with nine or ten employees at the time. She became known as “the Stanford student,” and the brokers at the firm were impressed with her.

    Fiorina wrote of a broker named Ed Dowd, who began giving her more responsibilities beyond secretarial work, such as writing proposals and participating in strategy sessions about upcoming negotiations. Dowd, who still lives in Santa Clara County, confirmed this account to The Fact Checker. George Marcus and Bill Millichap said in a statement that they encouraged her “to pursue a career as an investment real estate agent with our company. She ultimately went back to school and her career took a different path. Our experience with her was very positive.”

    Fiorina credits her time at the firm in 1976 as the pivotal experience that helped her realize she wanted to pursue a career in business:

    “I started to identify with the people of Marcus & Millichap and experienced, for the first time, the feeling of being on a team. My academic studies had been reasonably solitary. I liked this newfound teamwork. … Their [Marcus and Millichap] confidence in my abilities gave me the courage, ultimately, to pursue an MBA. And they taught me an invaluable management lesson: a boss’s confidence is a powerful motivator. Because they saw potential in me, I began to look for it in myself.”

    But after working there for a year, she “was still seeking and stumbling and restless. I felt like I needed to stretch, that I needed to change my surroundings and explore for a bit,” Fiorina said in her 2001 commencement speech at Stanford. So she quit, married her college sweetheart (whom she later divorced), moved to Italy and taught English.

    In Italy, she realized she wanted to attend business school and began studying for entrance exams. She applied, but the Italian mail was slow and she missed the application deadline for the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

    She returned to the U.S., went to see the school’s dean, asked him to accept her and wouldn’t take no for an answer. The dean recalled her asking: “So, can a liberal arts student from Stanford compete with the analytical jocks you have around here?” according to “Backfire: Carly Fiorina’s High-Stakes Battle for the Soul of Hewlett-Packard,” a 2003 book by journalist Peter Burrows. The dean was impressed, and accepted her. He recommended her to join the management track at AT&T upon graduation.

    Fiorina got the job, and started as a sales representative in 1980. She was promoted to her first management position two years later. She moved to AT&T’s federal systems procurement arm, where she met Lou Golm, the vice president of federal systems. Golm recommended Fiorina to one of the most prestigious and elite mid-career management fellowships in the world, at the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Golm also had graduated from the program, whose alumni network includes former U.N. secretary general Kofi Annan and Ford Motors Chief Executive Bill Ford.

    AT&T sponsored Fiorina for the one-year fellowship, which now costs as much as $180,000 in tuition, living expenses, health care and class supplies.

    At Sloan, she was introduced to the world of senior managers, meeting with and learning from chief executives of various companies. She described the year as a “great luxury — a sudden intermission in our lives when we could change the pace, tempo and nature of how we spent our days,” learning with other “very driven, type A overachievers who were focused on goals and accomplishments.” She realized she could become a chief executive herself one day. Through her fellowship, Fiorina earned her second master’s degree in business administration, and she was placed on a senior management track at AT&T.

    She then went on to lead a spin-off of Lucent. In 1998, Fortune Magazine named her the “most powerful woman in American business,” largely as a result of her role with the spin-off. Recruiters, including from HP, began calling her after the story in Fortune. In July 1999, HP hired her as chief executive.

    It is clear that Fiorina’s experience as receptionist and secretary at Marcus & Millichap was a defining moment. Fiorina’s spokeswoman, Sarah Isgur Flores, said that job put Fiorina “on the path to becoming a CEO and, she hopes, made her a better one.” Yet the description that Fiorina went “from secretary to CEO” glosses over several other key details, as described above.

    When asked how the description accurately captures her career trajectory, Isgur Flores responded: “She was a secretary. Later, she became a CEO. I don’t think she’s ever claimed there was nothing in between.”

    The Pinocchio Test

  73. George Gershwin. My dad was at UCLA in 1937 when Gershwin dedicated their fight song Strike Up The Band. Ethel Merman (Hollywood shoots too many movies–and not enough blondes) said he was the most wonderful composer she worked with. He died of a brain tumor at 37. What a tragedy. This is from Porgy and Bess.

    https://youtu.be/4QgktelM2Y4

  74. (From the above)

    Methus’lah lived nine hundred years,
    Methus’lah lived nine hundred years,
    But who calls dat livin’
    When no gal will give in
    To no man what’s nine hundred years ?

    Unless her name was Andrea Mitchell, aka Mrs. Alan Greenspan

  75. After Stanford, Fiorina went off to law school at University of California-Los Angeles to please her father, who had expected that she would follow in his footsteps. But she hated it, and dropped out after one semester.
    —–
    Two reactions.

    First, I commend her for realizing at an early age that the practice of law is a treadmill to oblivion.

    Second, I remember her dad vaguely. Its been forty years. He was the last conservative to sit on the Ninth Circuit. Apres moi le deluge.

  76. People should call Carly out on her Secretary to CEO trajectory. It is a big lie. She was a rich kid who dropped out of law school and worked as a secretary in law offices (maybe her dad got her those jobs).. but she also went on to get an MBA from UMD before she joined Lucent and got another degree while there from I think Wharton (?).

  77. Question to Admin and others — why is that Facebook boy such an fanboy for Obama? What is in it for him? It is not like he needs the tech immigrants for his two-bit tech company.

  78. This article corroborates Admin’s assessment of the situation, in particular this excerpt:

    “Fox News CEO Roger Ailes who realizes Trump now has the upper hand in this dispute”.
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    Trump exposes Fox News bias

    By Jeff Crouere September 26, 2015 6:55 am

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    Ever since it was launched in 1996, Fox News has enjoyed an ever growing television audience. Talk show host Rush Limbaugh often promoted Fox News in the early years of the network, helping to establish the connection with conservatives across the country. In fact, thanks to Rush and others on talk radio, Fox News enjoyed tremendous ratings growth over the last 19 years.

    Today, Fox News is the unquestioned ratings champion among cable news channels. One other factor determining ratings success has been the unpopularity of the left wing content being delivered by competitors such as CNN and MSNBC. Viewers interested in fair and balanced news coverage, as opposed to liberal indoctrination, have flocked to Fox News.

    The problem is that Fox News, while not a liberal network, is unfriendly to true conservatives. For example, most Fox News hosts are either moderate or downright liberal. Their mid-day host, Shepard Smith, is clearly liberal on a wide variety of issues and just this week was insulting conservatives who have been critical of Pope Francis.

    The evening hosts such as Greta Van Susteren and Bill O’Reilly are not conservatives and have liberal views on many issues. Megyn Kelly is an independent, who has some conservative views, but has recently become obsessed with derailing Donald Trump. While Sean Hannity is a conservative, many of his favorite guests are members of the Republican establishment, who often battle conservatives on endorsements and policies.

    The network consistently uses a variety of stale analysts who routinely criticize Trump. Supposed experts such as George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Brit Hume and Karl Rove are card carrying members of the GOP establishment who see Trump as a threat. Not surprisingly, these guests and others highlighted by Fox News regularly attack Trump, yet defenders of the GOP front runner are given minimal air time.

    Special Headline: Guess Who’s About To Go Bankrupt in America will Shock you

    Polls show that the strongest base of support for Trump is among Tea Party conservatives. These are voters who are angry at the GOP establishment and want the party to be more aggressive in dealing with the Democrats and the liberal media. Instead of complimenting Trump for what he has accomplished in only a few months, Fox News focuses on stories that lampoon or criticize the front runner. In fact, Trump spokesman Michael Cohen claims that the network is “marginalizing him, they’re criticizing him, they’re trying to figure out how to get this man out of the race.”

    Trump is rightly concerned about the type of coverage he has received. In the first debate, Fox News targeted Trump with a variety of hostile questions with Kelly implying that he despised and demeaned women. In the aftermath, Trump loudly complained about Kelly until a truce was called. Earlier this week, the feud erupted again as he lambasted the network for what he labeled a pattern of unfair treatment. Then, the network cancelled his appearance on the O’Reilly show while Trump announced an official boycott of the network. The dispute reached the apex on Kelly’s Wednesday night show when National Review Editor Rich Lowry stated that Carly Fiorina “cut (Trump’s) b….. off with the precision of a surgeon” in the second debate.

    This foul language reportedly angered Fox News CEO Roger Ailes who realizes Trump now has the upper hand in this dispute. Next week they will meet to discuss the type of coverage Trump has been receiving on the network. Before another truce is achieved, Trump will undoubtedly insist on more balanced coverage from a network that has a history of preferring moderates such as Mitt Romney to win nomination contests over more conservative opponents.

    In this election cycle, viewers surely notice that the majority of Fox News commentators and guests seem to prefer anybody but Donald Trump. If this type of bias continues, it remains to be seen if conservatives, the backbone of their audience, will remain loyal to the network. Stay tuned.

    http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2015/09/26/trump-exposes-fox-news-bias/?subscriber=1

  79. Lowery and Meee-again, plus their executive producers are wandering around wondering why is Roger so upset with us. Surely, our audience has heard those words before, they are common on other networks, so what are we, chopped liver?

    Well, in a word . . . yes

    You wanna know why? Its really very simple. Twenty years ago Roger built a business around a target audience which had been neglected by the legacy networks, which had grown elitist, much impressed with themselves, and out of touch with the country. The demographic he targeted was the mid-west, where family values still hold some sway. And, by the way Meeeeee-again, and the rest of you, its true that these people have heard the expression cut off his balls before–in the street, where the morals of the marketplace under some darwinistic construct. It is one thing to hear them in the street, and quite another to bring them into your living room through FOX News. I know it is . . . difficult for the elite mind to wrap itself around this concept, because they are such superior people themselves, that they can scarcely imagine what it must be like to be not so superior. But when they miss that point, it is not unlikely that their balls are the ones which will be cut off.

  80. I chanced upon the last 30 minutes or so of this video – Trump at Senator Tim Scott’s Townhall – and found it enjoyable. The two men seem at ease with each other, for one thing. For another Trump is relaxed. And there were things to be learned. About 55 minutes.
    September 23, 2015
    Donald Trump Town Hall in Columbia, South Carolina
     Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, spoke at a town hall meeting with voters.
    After his remarks he was interviewed by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). This event at the Koger Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, was part of the “First in the South Republican Primary Presidential Town Hall Series” being held by Senator Scott and Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, spoke at a town hall meeting with voters.
    http://www.c-span.org/video/?328297-1/donald-trump-town-hall-columbia-south-carolina ….

  81. What delights me about this thing is not only does Donald have the upper hand, but FOX brand is in trouble–and little old Meeeeeeeeeee-again! is so obsessed with destroying Donald that she cannot see the forest for the trees. When Roger gives her the facts of like, she will go running to her sugar daddy Ruppie. Ailes speech to Rupie had better be if you want me running this network then you had better back me up on this decision.

  82. One reason why MSNBC has fallen off the bar stool is because their CEO did not have the balls to take on Mad Cow Maddock. Consequently, she ended up running the network, and now of course it is a joke. When the future of the business become indistinguishable from the ambitions of one celebrity and their personal agenda, its time to say good night Johnny.

  83. South Carolina has one of the best and one of the worst senators in the country.

    Tim Scott is one of the best.

    Schmarmy skuzzball light in the loafers bomb iran lindsey is, need I say it, one of the worst/

    He should stick to something he is really good at–smashing his cellphone.

  84. Wbb, please, please include the source and website for some of your posted articles. They are good and we’d like to pass them along but need the source to do so.

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