STOP THE VIOLENCE!!! It’s RINO On RINO Crime! – A @MarcoRubio Vs. @JeBBush Catfight As @RealDonaldTrump Laughs Last

We’ve been cackling so hard the office has filled up with eggs. Our non-stop egg-laying cackles are attributable to the latest antics of one Donald J. Trump and his startling truth shenanigans. Before we proceed could we ask for an end to the violence? Please, stop the violence! We refer to the boy who wears his makeup well and that boy who keeps losing his lunch money. Yes, we mean Marco Rubio and Jebbie Downer Bush.

Because we are so non-violent we must take another moment to compose ourselves and re-start with a reprimand to Donald Trump: Dear Mr. Trump, you’re killing us. Stop trying to instigate RINO on RINO warfare! Please, we can’t stop laughing. You should be ashamed of yourself for how you have so successfully manipulated two RINOs into attacks, not against you – their most hated enemy, but against themselves. Pshaw and double noogies. Consider yourself reprimanded and rebuked, Sir!

Some may think we are too harsh with The Donald. Well, perhaps we are. But take a look at this video of Donald Trump telling the truth (warning: shocking language from Donald Trump in the video):

Do you see how transparent Donald Trump is here? Bugs Bunny Trump is laying a trap so obvious even goofy Elmer Fudd can see the mechanics of the trap from far far away. How could Donald Trump be so obvious? It’s so clear what he is up to that no one is so stupid as to walk up to his trap, clearly labeled in red letters “BEWARE THIS IS A TRAP.” Everyone sees what Donald Trump is up to here. Trump is trying to start fisticuffs amongst the RINOs in order to divide and conquer.

Donald Trump’s trap is so so so obvious even the Huff n’ Puff Post noticed the warning label and derided The Donald’s oh, so, obvious trap:

Donald Trump Tried To Fire Up Some GOP Drama And Marco Rubio Isn’t Having It
The senator dismissed the idea that he and Jeb Bush hate each other.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) dismissed the notion on Friday that he and one of his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, dislike each other. The man saying they do, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, “doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Rubio said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

“I have no idea,” he said when asked what Trump might be trying to accomplish. “Who knows with Donald what he’s trying to do. Who cares? I’m running for president, I’m focused on the future of our country.”

Both Bush and Rubio have increased their criticism of Trump in recent weeks, as the always outspoken businessman has continued to bash them and comment on their relationship.

“They hate each other,” Trump said this week at a New Hampshire rally. “They hate, trust me I know. They hate so much. They hate more than anybody in this room hates their neighbor. But it’s political bullshit, do you understand? It’s true.”

Rubio told Fox News that “you don’t have to hate the people you’re running against” and that they can compete in a way that the “American people deserve.”

“In the case of Governor Bush, who I’ve known for a very long time, I admire him and we’re friends,” he said. “But we’re competitors now, too.”

Trump is polling significantly ahead of both Rubio and Bush, according to HuffPost Pollster averages.

Well there you have it. Donald Trump laid a trap all could see. Even the dimwits at Huff n’ Puff could see and report on Donald J. Trump’s entirely obvious trap for Jebbie Downer Bush and snarky snark Rubio.

It’s a big big fail for Donald J. Trump. Trump haters can rejoice. This time for sure Donald Trump is dead. There’s no coming back from this one. Zombie Trump has finally been killed. It’s over. Over. Over and out….

Except that… oh, oh, dear. Hold the burial! Cancel the funeral. Take back the death wreaths. Can this possibly be??? The trap worked? The freakin’ trap freakin’ worked?

How can this be??? Donald Trump laid his brutish trap on September 30. By October 1, Jebbie Downer Bush not only walked into the trap labeled in red block letters “BEWARE TRAP” Jebbie Downer Bush them proceeded to push the plunger on the dynamite trigger labeled “BEWARE – PUSHING PLUNGER WILL TRIGGER DYNAMITE EXPLOSION” then appeared surprised as rocks fell on his head.

Yup, on October 1, Jebbie Downer Bush went on the TV talky box and attacked snarky snark Rubio:

Jeb Bush Throws Rubio Under The Bus, Compares Him To Obama

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, former Florida governor Jeb Bush turned on his former ally and protegé Marco Rubio, comparing his lack of “leadership skills” to Barack Obama, even though Rubio served as Majority Leader and Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives for nearly ten years (2002-2011). Bush only mentions that he “was a member of the House of Representatives when I was governor.”

JEB BUSH: I think I have the leadership skills to fix things, and that is my strength, and that is what I talk about. And Marco was a member of the [Florida] House of Representatives when I was governor, and he followed my lead, and I am proud of that.

QUESTION, MORNING JOE: You do not think [Rubio] has the skills to fix things?

BUSH: No. Barack Obama didn’t end up having them, and he won an election based on the beleif that people had that he could.

Oh no he dinnt! Bitch done did a throwdown! Scratch his eyes out girlfriend!

Alright. So Jebbie Downer Bush threw down against Rubio. No way snarky snark Rubio is so dumb as to walk into the clearly labeled Donald Trump trap and also pull the adjoining plunger marked “DYNAMITE” right? Well guess what, one day later on October 2 Miss Thing throws down too:

Rubio campaign boots Bush-backing tracker from Iowa event

MIAMI — The Florida family feud between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio took a surprising turn on Thursday night when a tracker for a super PAC supporting the former governor tried to slip into an Iowa event for Rubio, whose staff quickly spotted and removed him.

The incident involving the Right to Rise super PAC stripped away another veneer of civility between the two friends-turned-campaign rivals, who have been slowly escalating their criticisms of one another.

It was ill-spirited. Republicans shouldn’t be attacking other Republicans,” said Chris Mudd, who hosted the Cedar Falls Town Hall for Rubio at Mudd Advertising, where the tracker was seen and asked to leave about 6 p.m. local time.

Say Whaaaatttt? Put the Vaseline on your face girls, it’s gonna be a scratchoff. Faces gonna be bleedin’ soon.

Jebbie Downer Bush started his uppity self campaign and said hisself he looked “forward to an exchange of ideas and substantive policy proposals.” Don’t look like that now, do it? Looks like an ol’ fashion rumble scratch face kick your fat butt to the curb ho’down.

Grab your girdles, it’s downright catty with these bitches:

Asked why the group sent someone to Rubio’s town hall, Lindsay took a shot at Rubio for missing more votes than anyone else in the Senate.

“We had to go to Iowa to get Marco Rubio on camera because when we turn on C-SPAN 2 he’s nowhere to be seen on the Senate floor,” Lindsay said.

It’s slap slap slap time. Jebbie Downer Bush hissed back:

Earlier Thursday, in New Hampshire, reporters asked Bush about Rubio’s voting record, prompting the candidate to say “I think if you had a dock in pay strategy, you’d probably get more attendance,” according to the New York Times.

Bush also tried to avoid directly criticizing Rubio by name, saying the two are “close friends and I admire him greatly.”

Honey child if that’s close friends keep back from us ’cause cobras don’t have such sharp fangs.

Um, um, um, it shur ain’t purty. All the neighbors are lookin’ over their backyards watching the two go at it and the site is powerful ugly:

Bush-Rubio rivalry breaks out

The long-simmering rivalry between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio has finally spilled out into the open.

For months now, the Florida Republicans have battled behind the scenes. The two presidential campaigns have pushed opposition research, battled for activists and donors, and taken frequent implied swipes at one another.

But with Rubio besting Bush in the last three national polls, Bush this week pulled back the curtain. Twice in two days, the former governor publicly sought to draw a distinction between him and the first-term senator, whose political star rose under Bush’s governorship. [snip]

Supporters for Bush and Rubio seemed relieved that the tension has finally boiled over. Members of each camp believe they’re well-positioned to meet the other head-on. [snip]

And Bush’s supporters believe he has homed in on an effective line of attack against Rubio. [snip]

On the Rubio side, the message from supporters was similarly enthusiastic.

They say the attacks are evidence Bush is feeling threatened.

“I don’t know if he’s desperate, but it’s starting to stink like he is,” said Peter Brown, a top Rubio donor in South Carolina. “He’s on the verge of becoming invisible in this race, and all of the sudden, look who he’s going after.” [snip]

“Do you really want to boil it down to who the more tenured politician is in an election cycle when voters have shown no interest in government experience?” he asked.

Donald, did you did that? Now you see wat you dun? Girlfriends be fighting all up with each other up and down the block and everyone be laffin and everythang. It is UGGGGGly.

Now we be cacklin’ and scratchin’ our heads. Just think about it for a sec: Jebbie Downer Bush and Snarky Snark Rubio are down in the bad neighborhood of poll country and instead of pickin’ on Trump the leader of the pack, they go after each other. Think about it:

Poll: Jeb Falls to 4%

The latest Pew poll shows that Jeb Bush has fallen to 4 percent in the Republican field. Donald Trump leads the field with 25 percent; Ben Carson is at 16 percent.

Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio are tied for third at 8 percent of the Republican field.

The Stop Trump pawns went from loser to loser and now the latest pawn, FioRINO is still in single digits, they’ve run out of pawns to attack Trump with and trying to come up with some new ones (get back on that roof, Mitt!) and instead of fighting the frontrunning winner they start beatin’ on each other. Can you top that???

You know, sometimes, in between cackles, we sit back and wonder: Is Donald Trump that totally smart? Or are the puny ones he’s trashing so stupid? Losers. They’re losers.


141 thoughts on “STOP THE VIOLENCE!!! It’s RINO On RINO Crime! – A @MarcoRubio Vs. @JeBBush Catfight As @RealDonaldTrump Laughs Last

  1. Obama wants America’s military and leaders to believe Iran? The world has gone nuts, if you’ll pardon the pun:

    Surprise! 8 Members of Iranian Women’s Soccer Team Actually Men

    “[Eight players] have been playing with Iran’s female team without completing sex change operations,” Mojtabi Sharifi, an official close to the Iranian league, said during an interview with the Iranian website Young Journalists Club. The proportion of players in the team who were born men was not known.

    In 2014, it was reported by UK paper The Telegraph that four footballers from Iran’s national women’s team were men.

    Sharifi, who did not mention the name of the players, but said that some of them have played as men their entire career but only revealed their gender on the last day of their duty.

    He added that Iran’s football governing body was entirely responsible for the scandal which he described as “unethical.”

    The country’s football governing body did not react to Sharifi’s comments.

    Doubts regarding the gender of some apparently female players in Iran have existed for a long time, with suspicions raised about a goalkeeper back in 2010.

    And we’re worred about Tom Brady’s deflategate balls? Nuts.

  2. This post makes for some awesome atmosphere!!! Perfect way to end a long week.

    Trump’s bullshit remark was all NBC(?) aired of the topic … and the word bullshit was bleeped because Lester deemed it unfit for his TV audience. For what all we see on broadcast TV these days, I could have borrowed this blog’s fainting couch when I heard him say that.

  3. Thank you admin.

    The IRS has my balls in a vice right now and I needed that laugh. (The idiots are holding up the EIN for my business. IT has passed every other level of scrutiny from my bankers, I have my articles of formation and incorporation, my lawyers and accountants have got my shares ready to be sold, and my investors are ready to pony up 6 figures. But the idiots at the IRS won’t give me a frickin number so that I can get my bank accounts and start moving forward. ARRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!) So you see, I needed that laugh more than most.

    But the telling thing about that video is Trump’s growing political savy. Did you notice how he stayed on message during the entire speech?

    The elites and special interests get their way with money they are giving to candidates.

    I’ll recognize and take care of the vets.

    Illegal immigration is hammering the middle class.

    Beware of big media.

    All of this couched in humor and a whole lot of politickin! I know that Bill must be watching him and seeing himself. And cringing because THAT is how you campaign. THAT is how you drive a message home. THAT is how to win an election.

    And THAT is everything that Hillary is NOT doing.

    Hillary 2016?

  4. JBStonesFan, you’ll enjoy the latest article by Jay Cost:

    What the Hell Is Going On?
    The fraying of the national political consensus.

    The latest political happenings—the rise of Donald Trump, John Boehner’s surprise resignation as speaker of the House of Representatives, Hillary Clinton’s slide against the septuagenarian socialist Bernie Sanders—remind me of a verse from the old Rolling Stones song “Jigsaw Puzzle”:

    Oh, there’s twenty-thousand grandmas.

    Wave their hankies in the air.

    All burning up their pensions

    And shouting, “It’s not fair!”

    There’s a regiment of soldiers

    Standing looking on.

    And the queen is bravely shouting,

    “What the hell is going on?”

    Like the queen in the song, the Beltway class is watching the voters back home with self-righteous bemusement, wondering: Why are all these once-quiescent voters suddenly having such a fit? They used to be so well behaved, and we took good care of them to boot.

    Those hoping for the storm to blow over must be disappointed by now.

    More at link.

  5. You’re cracking me up, Admin!

    Regarding Snarky Snark: I first must say that I would rather have root canal than listen to Rush Limbaugh’s obnoxious, sexist, CDS commentary – BUT from what I can tell, his instincts about what’s what within the Republican establishment are usually pretty good, and if you can stand to listen to one of his broadcasts every now and then, it’s possible to glean a couple of nuggets of worthwhile info. Today Rush was railing on the “drive by” media ( and rightly so) for claiming Trump was dead in the water just because his numbers on some polls, – which were probably fake in the first place – were increasing more slowly than in the recent past.

    But, here’s what I thought was interesting – Rush then said that there were a number of indicators from various sources within the Repub establishment and the RNC (which he considered valid) that the RNC had decided to kick Jeb to the curb and replace him with Rubio as the chosen one. I guess time will tell.

    Am linking a story about Netanyahu’s speech to the UN claiming that all the while Iran was trying to convince the US to lift sanctions, they were creating terrorists training camps in numerous locations – some in this hemisphere – stockpiling great quantities of Ammonium nitrate at the sites – more than was used to blow up the OK Federal Building. Meanwhile Obama’s loyalties are showing.

  6. Trump is an excellent de’BAITER’. Toss a little chum in the water and watch the timid sharks come to feed.

  7. Admin: Congratulations on your awesome commentary!

    Its wonderful to see Donald Trump evolve as a candidate. It appears he has a natural gift for campaigning – and he is getting better at it with every appearance.

    Sorry to admit that I was an Obama precinct captain in Austin back in 2008. This year I expect to change party registration to Republican so that I can volunteer for the Trump campaign in the Texas primary. We are part of the big Super Tuesday, and maybe my efforts can make a difference – again.

  8. Honestly, watching the GOP candidates go after each other is like watching Looney Tunes and makes for great entertainment. The Democrat channel? Zzzzzzzzzz.

  9. Tony, seriously.

    If Repugs can’t go after someone like Bill and his sex romps, they sound like 4th graders fighting over their place in the ice cream line.

    Trump is good at stirring up $hit, and just fills the water with chum and gets his popcorn ready for a big laugh.

  10. Shadowfax
    October 2, 2015 at 11:13 pm
    Nothing timid about those hammerhead sharks on California’s coast.

  11. Donald has been flirting with a run at the White House for more than 25 years. He is no stupido. Not sure if you have ever heard of it but he wrote a book called Art of the Deal/snark. He is always sober. Always looking. 24/7. I eagerly await what else he has up his sleeve. Thinking baby we ain’t seen nothing yet. I’d lay odds on the best is yet to come. My freaking mother who is old school democrat finally realized DNC does not give a shit about lower middle class white folk is at 70 switching parties to vote for Trump. So is my a political dad. Three brothers, one sister all becoming R’s to vote in closed primary for Trump.
    I respect this site so much but I cannot vote for 2016 Hillary. If it is !jeb/hillary I am writing in Donald.

  12. But do not ignore the most Epic Clown Show of the Century, HOW FAILED CAN YOU GET?

    It would be difficult to overstate the significance of what appears to be going on here. This is nothing short of a Middle Eastern coup, as Iran looks to displace Saudi Arabia as the regional power broker and as Russia looks to supplant the US as the superpower puppet master.

  13. a little more of The Donald playing his game…and for all the current “masochists” in the race…


    Donald Trump — who has held a consistent lead in the field of Republican presidential hopefuls in recent months — says he won’t stay in the race if he starts bombing in the polls. “I’m not a masochist,” he said.

    “Right now, I’m leading every poll, in most cases big,” Trump said Thursday in an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood. “If that changed, if I was like some of these people at 1 percent or 2 percent, there’s no reason to move forward. … If I tank, sure, I go back to the business. Why wouldn’t I?”

    But Trump has no plans to tank.


    poor people tanking at 1% to 4 %…whomever they may be…


    Firefighters’ Union Backs Away From Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

    The International Association of Fire Fighters, one of the country’s more politically powerful unions, has abandoned its initial plans to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, according to union sources.

    Harold A. Schaitberger, the union’s general president, informed Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, in a telephone call on Monday. According to a union official, Mr. Schaitberger told Mr. Mook that the executive board and rank-and-file members — the latter were recently polled — did not support a Clinton endorsement. [snip]

    The impetus for Mr. Schaitberger’s call to Mr. Mook were conversations about the endorsement at the board’s meetings in mid-September, when board members expressed interest in the possibility that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. would join the Democratic field. [snip]

    Mr. Schaitberger worried that a Clinton endorsement could deeply divide the firefighters, according to a union official who did not want to be identified because he was not authorized to speak about the endorsement decision. Members tilt Republican, but the union typically endorses Democrats for president because of their stances on labor and other issues of importance to firefighters. Union officials have cited Mr. Biden’s decades-long record of leadership on these issues. [snip]

    The Clinton campaign had been in touch with the union about the possibility of an endorsement during the first several months of 2015. But the talks became serious in June, when Mr. Schaitberger, with the assent of his board, told the campaign the union was strongly leaning toward endorsing Mrs. Clinton, pending the board’s formal vote.

    The two sides later began working out details of the endorsement that Mr. Schaitberger and his board had viewed as nearly inevitable, including discussions about the timing and location of an announcement. The most recent plans would have had Mr. Schaitberger endorse Mrs. Clinton this month in Iowa.

    In late July, senior union officials traveled to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Brooklyn to meet with several of her political and policy aides. The meetings took place under the assumption that the endorsement was on track, according to the union official. Their purpose was to educate the campaign about the policies that union members would want to see Mrs. Clinton discuss, and the rhetoric they would want her to use when discussing them.

    In the evening, the I.A.F.F. officials dined with senior Clinton campaign aides at a Brooklyn restaurant.

    But the clear discomfort of the union’s membership with Mrs. Clinton, as well as Mr. Biden’s possible candidacy, made the endorsement increasingly untenable.

    We see the hand of Botox John Kerry in this. This is a major blow to the Brooklyn-based dimwits running the campaign and to Bill and Hillary.

  15. America Tonight’s Katie DeLaney interviewed Dr. Anthony Napoleon regarding spree killers and their motivations. An audio on youtube.

    I’ve no familiarity with any person or entity mentioned but have found a major conclusion drawn to be more than interesting:
    [ Politicians have learned that the notion of social injustice is a very effective way to get votes … and perception of injustice is directly proportional to number of spree killings carried out. ]

    Can you imagine POTUS were he to be seriously confronted with this hypothesis?
    10 minutes. ….
    At 3:40 Increased perception of population are victims

  16. Everything under his responsibility is turning to shit.

    19 killed after Afghan hospital hit in suspected U.S. airstrike
    At least 19 people were killed, including 12 Doctors Without Borders staff members and seven patients, and another 37 wounded after a suspected U.S. airstrike early Saturday at the organization’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The organization said the hospital was hit several times during “sustained bombing” starting at 2:10 a.m. Saturday and continuing in 15-minute intervals for more than an hour. Its president called it a “grave violation of international humanitarian law,” and the United Nation’s top human rights official said it may prove to be a war crime.
    Three of the dead were children, Doctors Without Borders said. Of the 37 people wounded, 19 are staff members, and 18 are patients or caregivers.

  17. I don’t understand why the two Florida republicans are ridiculed by being presented as if they were women….?

    Trump is our hero, he’s winning, and he’s presented as a man, while the two we don’t support are portrayed as though they’re women with negative words used to degrade women.

    The other two men – catty, b*tch, scratching faces, vaseline, girdles, catty, slap slap, hissing, scratching eyes out….

    They *are* men, and they are doing things that men do.

    It’s like when people say that a man is “crying like a little girl”, as if little boys don’t cry. Of course they cry! So why don’t we say that a man is crying “like a little boy”??? Ah, better to degrade him by comparing him to the second class gender…

    And if a man isn’t a “real man” (if we want to degrade him), he must be like a woman, because women are inferior and supposedly are naturally endowed with these negative character traits – even though men have these same *human* traits.

    It’s possible to degrade men without reinforcing the narrative that women and men are totally different, and that if a man is deemed to not be a “real man”, a loser, etc, he must seen in the second class category of womanhood.

    The reality is that Rubio and Bush *are* men, and their behaviors are behaviors that men do, not just women. They can be described, denigrated, and ridiculed without characterizing them as women.

    However describing them as two men battling it out makes *them* seem powerful, and that’s not what the article is about. But describing them as women makes the *ridicule* more powerful, because it shows how they’re not real men worthy of respect, they’re “less than” real men, they’re like those second class women.

    admin, I have the greatest respect for your political acumen and your writing skills. I just also feel that words are powerful, and I cringe when the use of words, even inadvertently, is based on an old sexist narrative. I know you respect women because you supported Hillary. And I’m sure many here will disagree with what I’ve written.

    But I’m second wave (my dad was calling me his “little women’s libber” by the time I reached 10 years old), and I’m a word lover, and I hate the old narrative. Women have come so far, but our language still reveals the old “women are inferior” without saying it directly. And it drives me nuts because it reinforces some people who still believe the narrative 🙁

    Anyway, sorry, I just had to say something…. or they would have taken away my 45 year old “women’s libber card” lol

  18. Lorac,

    I think the post is hilarious. Don’t read too hard between the feminist lines, it’s a rabbit hole.
    I’m female too and one might say a card holding feminist.

  19. gonzo – yes I knew people would disagree, and I do get the humor…. I just feel strongly about words and the messages they send out…. I’m not angry or anything… and this is a valuable home to me… I just particularly hate men being degraded by being compared to women because women are ultimately degraded… and I know you’re a strong feminist, TX by way of WI, right? I remember 🙂

  20. From the last thread:

    You know, I just do not know how evil O is and what Hillary might have on him. There are rumors that ISIS was invented and is being run by the US.
    I would not put it past the evil creep. The way they came across the desert unchallenged and took all those American assets.

    It is no wonder Hillary kept a separate server. Valjar may have a lot more reasons than given for wanting to get here claws on it.

    I can’t explain the actions and words of the new Hillary, but one thing I’ve always suspected is that the hidden emails would be bad for Obama. I never believed she was trying to harm the country (which the R side seems to think the emails are about).

    And I also think (actually read it somewhere quite a while ago) that we created ISIS in a way. We supported the original rebels in Syria (because O has always wanted what’s his name gone), so those rebels got strong, but instead of toppling the dictator, they moved on into Iraq and Iran and onward, becoming ISIS.

    With what you’re reporting, perhaps we actually supported a certain kind of rebel, and on purpose… I really wouldn’t put it past Obama, he really doesn’t like America or her allies. And for all the “peace is the answer” crap coming from him, and the ridiculous “oh they’re so 19th century, why can’t they be wonderful, loving, peaceful 21st century people like ME” he likes to say (ie, detached from reality, thinking wishes are solutions, although maybe it’s just totally rhetoric)… well now I don’t know where I was going, but the bottom line is always, Obama is an idiot, and does NOT know who the good guys are. He likes supporting and enabling anyone who will destroy civilization.

  21. But Lu – I can’t figure something out, because I have always believed (and still do) that Hillary loves the country. I don’t support who she has become, but I do believe she loves the country.

    But if she has something on him, particularly something about him hurting the country, why wouldn’t she out him? The world is on fire, our country is in danger. Why is she not standing up? Sometimes I think she figured the emails would be found, and then she could say, “but I tried not to make it public”, so maybe the bots will still vote for her, even after the negative emails about Obama are found.

    But if they’re so negative that they’re about him being a traitor, putting us and others in danger – why isn’t she standing up? People are dying. So I can’t figure it out. Because I really believe the emails cast a bad light on Obama. Just how negative I don’t know…..

  22. admin – I hope you know I respect you and love this site. I just hate – well, what I already explained lol But I know a lot of people aren’t as concerned with language in the way I am, so I knew people would disagree with me. That’s okay, people have different opinions. I just felt I needed to express my viewpoint. Because it *does* drive me crazy lol

  23. Lorac,

    If Hillary knew something, who would she tell? Obola IS the government. The Congress and Senate are useless as well as the courts. And what do you think our media would do?

    All the evidence we need is right out in front of us that the Obola has been destroying the country. The only question is by incompetence or intent or both? What can be done when the POTUS is a traitor and the authorities that should have impeached him long ago are impotent?

  24. Lorac, no need to apologize. We were queasy about the language too. Our concerns are even more varied than yours. First of all we were very wary of the black slangisms. Now, to really blow your mind the article originated in a very odd way.

    The “inspiration” came of course from the events of Trump trying to cause trouble between Bush and Rubio and then surprisingly succeeding. Then in researching the article other “inspirations” came into play.

    If you notice one of the articles linked to has a picture of Jeb Bush and of Marco Rubio. We were very impressed with the makeup on Rubio’s face. It was very very well done. It was suble but covered his beard growth well and gave him that shiny youthful look he favors. The picture of Jeb! made him look weatherbeaten by comparison.

    In the researching we also came upon the article of the Iranian Women’s soccer team comprised mostly of men. That’s when the article took on a life of it’s own.

    One of our unpublished articles is an ode to Ru Paul the transvestite. This was during the time that FaceBook and others were banning the use of the term transvestite or something and demanding political correctness. Ru Paul hit back hard and said he/she was a “tranny” and proud of it. Ru Paul further said she like the word tranny and those who didn’t like the term because it was politically incorrect could kiss her ass. For this act of defiance an ode to Ru Paul was written but never published due to timing and other issues coming into play.

    That’s how the article wrote itself. The “voice” in parts is kinda the drunken voice of a black transvestite on a comedy show, part Ru Paul, part the “we be sistas” Stump for Trump girls, dunked and marinated in mockery we usually employ against the phony politicians and the political correctness required these days.

    So the “voice” that has you troubled is actually something weirder and a parody/impression/imitation cheaply done or archly executed. The attack is against these little boy politicians playing at fooling the public with a drag show of something they are not – which is strong grown ups who are strong. We suppose the entire article could have been placed in the context of children versus grownups and that would have made the same point without the gender narratives which made you wince. But darn it, that Ru Paul and Silk and Diamond the “we be sistas” duo won the tickle our funnybone award. The whole thing made us laugh and that was the OK needed to hit the “publish” button.

    As to the “cackle” and “egg” stuff, don’t blame us. Blame it on “I Love Lucy” the TV show. Trump telling the truth led to the episode when Lucy has to tell the truth and the comic consequences. So you see, Trump in some way is “Lucy” in our odd retelling. We told you this article wrote itself in an odd way. The inspiration for all that came from the card game when Lucy tells the truth to Marion. Lucy waited through 10 years… well just watch the show (after all the many tiresome Hulu commercials):

    The pertinent part is around 13:30 when cackle and egg are heard.

  25. Lorac,

    I think you should give Admin a pass on this one as your concerns are noted. Then please try to have yourself a real good laugh.

  26. It is frustrating and scary for most of us to see what Obama has done. We thought Hillary would expose and re-establish the party the way it was when most of us would unequivocally vote anything democrat. Unfortunately she either can’t because Obama has damaging goods on her or Bill, or ever worse, and what I suspect, she thinks most of the dems her supported her are in agreement with the Obama ‘transformation”. It is a sad time for pour country and with Biden jumping in by mid to late October I suspect the deal is already done. It’s over.

  27. Admin, if you listen to Trump, he absolutely gets it, he gets us..This is Trumps time. If he doesn’t win, there will never be our America again.

  28. Obama loses to Putin, Iran, and ISIS every single solitary time He lectures to them, they disregard him and pursue their interest, and still he insists he is winning. He continues to insist that his policy calculations are correct; that his domestic opponents are nothing but ‘half-baked’ amateurs stuffed full of ‘mumbo-jumbo”.

    Bret Stephens, writing in the Wall Street Journal called him the “unteachable president”, the man perpetually convinced of his infallibility and yet whose predictions were “one hundred percent wrong. The professor president who loves to talk about teachable moments is himself unteachable.

    Why is that?”

    The short, plainspoken answer is because he hasn’t got a lick of common sense. Therefore he is doomed to keep losing to vastly weaker enemies, stumbling into catastrophes serially without ever knowing why. It’s a sad sight. America so powerful and yet so helpless.

    It also raises the question: who’s in the quagmire? For while president Obama seems obsessed with keeping Putin from the bog, he may be in the soup himself. There are quicksands of the mind as well as the earth. By the looks of it Obama is neck deep in the swamp of his own illusions. Up to his chin in mud which began in 1968 and extends in time through the dark mental places of the Western elite as far as the eye can see.

    But why should Putin put him wise? All he has to do is wait and watch the intellectual dinosaur drown himself.

  29. Yes, it is true. Obama lacks common sense. He has his world view, it is unrealistic, but he will not adjust it to conform to reality. He ignores feedback from reality and he doubles down on failure. But it is not just Obama. It is the entire elite class in this country who are guilty of this. They are so insulated from the effects of their policies that they have become irresponsible. They are completely self centered, and they put the burden on the middle class and on the unborn. This is the conclusion I have come to over the past several years. It leads me to believe there is no way to get through to them as things now stand. No way. Therefore, one of two things must happen. Either we must find some way to curtail their power. Or else we must divest them of their wealth so they feel the same effects everyone else does to their improvident policies.

  30. In keeping with our late night on weekends tradition of posting songs we like that may or may not conform with the theme of the day, here is a great treatment of a sentimental traditional song by the late great Jimmy Ferguson of the Irish Rovers.

  31. Some jackal in Politico is suggesting the illegals, who are not eligible to vote, may nevertheless vote and determine the presidency. If that happens, then democracy has become a hollow shibboleth. If that happens we need to take a hard look at this Article V remedy–a convention of the states. Former Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn–a very level headed guy, and a physician, is spearheading this. Massive illegal immigration, and disenfranchising the American Peopole is part of the globalist NAFTA plan. Lou Dobbs talked about this alot when he had a news show. Bush and former Mexican President Vicente Fox were prepared to act upon this, but when 9/11 happened they backed off. It is incumbent on the people of this country to resist the dismantling of this nation by the globalists. I see where this young punk Zuckerman who has a face that reminds you of that Salvador Dali painting of the melting clock is on the front cover of Vanity Fair this month—he is one of them, and he exemplifies the mindset discussed above.

  32. admin
    October 3, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Foxyladi14, here’s the video from the article you linked with Trump’s speech today:

    Thank you Admin. 😀

  33. Here is the concern–strike that, one of the concerns, and a paramount one in my judgment.

    Suppose, for the sake of argument, that you were a member of the republican wing of the uniparty bird, fixated on survival at any cost.

    Suppose you agree with the assessment by the jackal at Politico that illegals will vote illegally in the next election.

    Suppose you believe that by their commission of this crime will determine who the next president was.

    And suppose, that are you a typical RINO, too weak to keep your campaign promises, too weak to confront the dictator in the White House, too weak to protect the country, in sum, too weak, too passive aggressive without the aggressive to do what is right, even when it will affect you.

    What you would probably do in that instance is support Rubio because he is Hispanic. That is a devils pact however. Because he too is a jackal. That is not speculation or conjecture. It is a known fact, and his betrayal of his supporters on immigration tells you all you need to know. He is not a constitutionalist. He is a fast talking con man, and a globalist.

    Don’t be a sucker. Do not buy his I love America the land of opportunity bullshit. That speech, in case you have not noticed, is a dog whistle to all the illegals. He is just the man to totally erase our border, and our national culture. In sum, he is no fucking good.

  34. Anyone able to post SNL’s Hillary bartender skit from last night? It was hysterical. God I miss that Hillary!!!

  35. Sorry, I do not have any good news. But I do have a good article on the world economy and why our elite-political class as leadership should be fired:

    And no, that trend is not going to be reversed either anytime soon. Emerging economies, even if they wouldn’t include China -but they do-, have relied exclusively on selling ‘stuff’ to the rich world which combined cheap commodities with cheap labor, and now they see their customer base shrink rapidly just as they were preparing to harvest the big loot.

    Now, I hope I can be forgiven for thinking from the get-go that this was always a really dumb model. That emerging nations would provide the cheap labor, and the west would kill of its manufacturing base and turn into a service economy.

  36. One more good read on the latest insanity to fix the broken world economic system. If they are not going to give me a million, they should keep it.:

    Here Come the Money Helicopters!
    By Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners on September 30, 2015

    The idea behind “People’s QE” is that central banks would directly fund government spending… and even inject money directly into household bank accounts, if need be.

    And the idea is catching on.

  37. wbboei
    October 4, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Some jackal in Politico is suggesting the illegals, who are not eligible to vote, may nevertheless vote and determine the presidency.
    Of course, that is the plan. I wonder how many are signed up for the RNC primary. I am going to change my party affiliation to vote for Trump here in Florida. We have an ugly Tea Party Governor who will probably be pulling for JeBush. So I do not know how this will go. We sure have a lot of illegals.

    I hope Trump has a rabbit in his hat.

  38. Maybe Trump needs to open his big mouth and suggest that voter registrations be checked for illegal immigrants who want to become citizens, to determine if they have been violating voting laws, as a requirement for citizenship.

  39. Better a socialist than a tea bagger, so sayeth one member of the creative class (with shit for brains).

    Before you fall in love with socialism, you over-educated idiot, go read Orwell, and then Kafka, so you will have some idea what it is that you are blindly embracing.

    There is no room for individualism, liberty or economic freedom in the socialist model. For the elites, it is a system which allows them to control the masses by making them dependent on the state. Also, it serves to protect their privileged social position.

    For the masses, however, it is a devil’s bargain.

  40. Maybe I’ve grown too cynical, but appearances on SNL to polish her image won’t correct the fundamental problem of ridding herself of Obola contamination.

  41. Complete missed Hillary as I was unaware she was on and have not watched since Eddie Murphy days. Cute and I guess it can’t hurt.

  42. 3 comments on polls to follow up on Foxyladi14’s OAN poll news.

    Our first comment is that for sure now it is over for Trump. Trump haters NBC and Wall Street Journal published a new poll that dooms Trump for sure this time:

    Donald Trump remains ahead in the early Republican nominating contests of Iowa and New Hampshire, but his lead has shrunk from a month ago, according to brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls of these two states.

    The polls were conducted Sept. 23-30 – so after the second Republican presidential debate, as well as after Scott Walker’s withdrawal from the GOP field.

    In New Hampshire, Trump now holds a five-point advantage over Carly Fiorina among GOP primary voters, 21 percent to 16 percent – followed by Jeb Bush in third at 11 percent, and Marco Rubio and Ben Carson tied at 10 percent each.

    But a month ago, Trump’s lead over the nearest competition in the Granite State (John Kasich) was 16 points, 28 percent to 12 percent.

    And in Iowa, Trump is ahead of Carson by five points among potential GOP caucus-goers, 24 percent to 19 percent – with Fiorina in third at 8 percent, Bush at 7 percent, and Ted Cruz, Rubio and Bobby Jindal tied at 6 percent.

    A month ago, Trump’s lead over Carson in Iowa was seven points in the same poll, 29 percent to 22 percent.

    Bad news for Trump. He’s on top but sinking according to NBC/WallStreetJournal.

    Our next comment is from Bloomberg News and their comment on this poll.

  43. Bloomberg News discusses the failures of polls in the recent past. We’ve written about that and Bloomberg confirms much of what we wrote months and years ago. Bloomberg also comments on the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll:

    Flaws in Polling Data Exposed as U.S. Campaign Season Heats Up [snip]

    Are the polls correct? While that is hardly a new question, doubts are intensifying after a series of high-profile misfires around the world in the past year, notably in Greece, Israel and the UK. As politics and business lean increasingly on surveys and data, technological and social shifts are combining to challenge polls’ reliability in an entirely new way. Polling professionals have no solution; investors are wary.

    “There isn’t a pollster out there who thinks about this seriously who isn’t a little bit uneasy,” said Kirby Goidel, editor of the book “Political Polling in the Digital Age.” Interviews with more than a dozen pollsters in the U.S. and around the world revealed similar anxiety. [snip]

    The paltry response rates come at a time of rising anti-establishment sentiment in U.S. primary elections reminiscent of the unpredictable races in other countries. Such sentiment has never been easy to measure, especially when predicting whether populist anger will turn into real votes. [snip]

    With sample sizes often small, fluctuations in polling numbers can be caused by less than a handful of people. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national survey of the Republican race out this week, for instance, represents the preferences of only 230 likely GOP voters. Analysis of certain subgroups, like evangelicals, could be shaped by the response of a single voter.

    The Trump haters at NBC News and the Wall Street Journal have a bad poll for Trump based on 230 likely GOP voters. Trash poll.

    Next, a poll few have heard about.

  44. The Trump hating NBC/Wall Street Journal poll gets a great deal of attention even though as our previous comment noted Bloomberg News notes its flaws.

    The OAN poll received little attention even though it has Trump at 34.7% (Carson second at 17.2%). 898 Republicans were sampled in that poll compared to the paltry 230 in the NBC/WallStreetJournal poll.

    The poll few heard about? This poll is from Reuters and conducted by respected Ipsos even though it is an online poll. It was published this past Friday:

    Donald Trump continues to lead among Republicans, currently with 32% of Republican support (up from 30% last week).

    Ben Carson remains in 2nd at 12% among Republicans. Carson has lost some ground in the latest poll.
    Jeb Bush remains in 3rd with 10%.
    Carly Fiorina has held her gains from after the Republican debate, currently at 8% among Republicans, but has made no more progress.

    Sometimes anecdotal evidence is better than polls. Is Trump dead in the water, continuing to rise, a sure winner?

  45. All Trump needs to do is get out there and STAY out there on the trail, letting his message be heard.


  46. In three of the videos posted today, I picked up a few things:

    1- Hillary’s SNL skip – Hillary has used humor to criticize Trump calling his opponent’s all ‘Losers’…defusing some of his egotistical, big mouthed statements.

    2 & 3, Trump interviews posted by Foxy-

    Trump says he can win the Presidential election IF HE WINS the GOP NOMINATION and he NEVER mentions running as a third party candidate, nor that he can win running as a 3rd party candidate.

    He also says if he doesn’t think he can win, that he will drop out.

  47. They should not be allowed to run these bogus polls from behind the scenes. The pollsters should be dragged on television and forced to defend their methodology against sharp questions by polling experts. The CNN pollster should be the target of particular attention if it is still Keating Holland. People like him are an affront to democracy. One way or another, the fraud must be purged from the polling process, because false polls drive false headlines that corrupt the process.

  48. The bad news just keeps coming. They have apparently reached an agreement on Obamatrade, although it will not be released to the public for another month or so. In the meantime it is being hyped to the public as something beneficial. Propaganda for fascism on the rise.

  49. Israel Approaches Its Moment of Truth
    There are times when you simply have to “fight to the death.”
    by Michael Walsh
    October 5, 2015 – 3:58 am
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    Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent speech before a hostile UN was, to my ears, basically a declaration of war against Iran. In response, the mullahs and their stooges have launched street attacks against Israelis in the streets of Jerusalem, which has led to closing the Old City to “Palestinians” over the weekend. Now, the Israeli prime minister has vowed a “fight to the death”:

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged “a fight to the death against Palestinian terror” as clashes spread after two deadly attacks, while Jerusalem’s Old City was closed to Palestinians for a second day Monday. The Israeli premier’s comments late on Sunday came as he convened security chiefs immediately after landing back from the United States to discuss the clashes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    Palestinian youths throwing stones and firebombs have faced off against Israeli security forces using both live rounds and rubber bullets. Jewish settlers have also clashed with Palestinians. The rioting has followed three attacks in recent days that have killed four Israelis and wounded several others, including a two-year-old child.

    So, plucky little Israel defends itself against a sea of hostile Islamic savages, right? Of course not:

    Threatening to further stoke the flames, Israeli troops shot dead an 18-year-old Palestinian during clashes in Tulkarem in the West Bank on Sunday, Palestinian police and medics said. Dozens of others have been wounded. There have been fears that the sporadic violence could spin out of control, with some warning of the risk of a third Palestinian intifada, or uprising.

    Netanyahu, facing pressure from right-wing members of his governing coalition to respond forcefully, announced a package of new measures “to prevent terror and deter and punish the attackers.” They included swifter demolition of the homes of those accused of attacks, broader use of detention without trial for suspects, and police and troop reinforcements for Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    He also spoke of using restraining orders to keep “inciters” away from the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the site of repeated clashes in recent weeks. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, who said in a UN speech last week that he was no longer bound by previous accords with Israel, accused the Israeli government of escalating tensions. It was not clear what Abbas’s UN declaration would mean in practice, including whether he would act to end security cooperation with Israel.

    I think it’s pretty clear what Abbas meant,and I think Netanyahu does too. This will get much, much worse before it gets even worse.

  50. foxyladi14
    October 5, 2015 at 11:20 am
    The entire ME is like a powder keg,
    Just waiting for the match. 😯
    Yes, and the elites like Zuckerberg are moving that powder keg to this country, with the decision by good old fuck stick to import 200,000 Syrian “refugees” into this country, mostly men, in what is likely to turn out to be a Trojan Horse.
    The 2016 Campaign’s Real Immigration Issue
    by Roger L Simon
    “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” begins the famous poem by Emma Lazarus emblazoned on the Statue of Liberty. When I was kid, it elicited a frog in my throat. The idea of it still does. But something’s gone wrong. Wildly wrong.

    And what’s wrong isn’t so hard to figure out. Back in those days, and in the days before that, most of those coming to America wanted to assimilate into this burgeoning democratic society. Those that were having trouble, that were stuck in old-country ways, were known as “greenhorns” and worked hard to escape that pejorative, to become true Americans themselves. They wanted to be one of us, to live the dream together, win or lose.

    These days, not so much.

    These days — inspired by jingoism of nitwit ultra-nationalists like La Raza and amplified by our own cultural ambivalence — legal and illegal immigrants coming from south of the border often prefer to keep their allegiance to their home country. For many, perhaps most, Mexicans and Mexican-Americans Cinco de Mayo is their national holiday, not the Fourth of July. And heaven help Team USA when doing battle on the soccer field with Mexico.

    These are small matters, of course, but they prefigure much larger ones. And now we are confronted with an immigration problem that may ultimately dwarf the one on our southern border. The Middle East is in flames, half of its countries, possibly more, in a state of disintegration. Migrants are fleeing in every direction, mostly to Germany where the doors have been opened, at least for now, by Angela Merkel. Not to be outdone, our morally narcissistic leaders have jumped into the fray, proclaiming our doors at least ajar for the downtrodden of Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan and who knows where else. (We already know about the Chechens.)

    Who are these people? Our Latin neighbors are culturally Christian and assimilable at least in that sense. But the Middle East? Are these Syrians “yearning to breathe free”? Really? Then where have they been the last fifty years while Syria has been an unmitigated totalitarian hellhole ruled by one Assad after the other? Fairly passive about freedom, I would say, except for the handful who managed to come here. The truth is — freedom and democracy are not a profound, or even a superficial, part of their culture. We found that out most obviously in the Iraq war that was inspired, rightly or wrong, by an idealistic urge to democratize the Middle East. How did that go? (Let’s not go into here how almost everyone in our government, from Donald Rumsfeld to Hillary Clinton to John Kerry, signed on to that goal. It was natural American optimistic idealism, even though the “liberals” now act as if it never happened or they were not involved.)

    It seems now that we did not realize just how antithetical Islamic culture was to ours, how deeply embedded in the seventh century. We thought somehow that “Democracy! Whiskey! Sexy!” would prevail over centuries of misogyny, homophobia and sharia. Oh, well. So now what? Do we admit these Syrian and other Middle Eastern migrants, over three-quarters of whom are apparently male? What are they going to do when they find they are alone on the streets of our cities, unemployed, impoverished, without female companionship and unable to send for their families (if they ever intended to do so)? Blame the West, of course. Will they join ISIS or some similar lunatic group of violent fanatics (if they weren’t already members)? The ideology of their birth gives them perfect justification.

    This new migration is as perfect a recipe for disaster as you could find. I hate to sound like an exclusionist in the melting pot, but I would be lying to say that we should admit any of these people. Well, maybe one or two, after they are vetted for a dozen years or so (not exactly cost effective). And, ironically, the only way for the Middle East to change is for these people to stay and fight it out. (Yes, it could take a thousand years.)

    Donald Trump, who evidently feels the same way, opened the door on the immigration question and got branded a racist for it. Of course he’s not. He was only talking honestly, if a bit coarsely, about social problems we’re having. For the left, it’s much easier and more effective to accuse him of racism. Otherwise, they’d have to deal with the problem. Who wants that? It might cost you votes. Nevertheless, bad as this southern immigration may be with all the attendant crime, we can survive it. We will assimilate in the end. We can come together.

    This potential Middle Eastern migration is a different matter. Far more fateful in our evolving, oh-so-modern society. You have to laugh when you think about the culture clash as Islamic kids deal with the transgendered bathrooms in our schools. But you stop laughing when you think who’s going to win that clash, ultimately. And it’s not the transgendered.

    UPDATE: As I completed this post, I notice via Instapundit that the strongest opponent of sharia law in the United States among all the presidential candidates has risen to the top of the polls. That is Dr. Ben Carson. So what I have written above may not be the opinion of a minority crank.

  51. Sharyl Attkisson, whose new program aired on Sunday was superb. She practices a level of journalism which other members of her profession cannot match, and are not even familiar with. You can review it if you like in the link below.

    Nevertheless, her tour de force was disparaged by David Brock of Media Matters. This is hardly surprising. He is a left wing hit man who works for Hillary, and never let a little thing like the truth stand in the way of a good story. He is a paradigmatic example of the axiom that power attracts corrupt people. If David Brock turned up some Sunday morning in a dark ally with his head crushed it that would be unfortunate. If somebody intervened and saved him, that would be a tragedy.

    Sharyl’s program dealt with the issue of legal immigration, which many pundits have taken off the table. The focal point is a small town in Maine, once a bustling textile town, today a shadow of its former self. It reminds me of Kitani Pennsylvania where I set up a campaign office for Hillary in 2008, and won the state by 10 poings.

    The town in question here, Lewiston Maine, accepted a wave of immigrants in 2001, and today they consume 40% of the town’s welfare budget. Part of the reason is as refugees they cannot work, therefore the entire burden falls on property owners in the state. Also, these groups, from Africa are Muslims, and practioners of Sharia Law. The assimilation rate is zero. Now the town is bracing itself for a new wave of legal immigrants invading their land of milk and honey. But the streets are not paved with gold, contrary to what they assume and what immigration advocates tell them.

    And now we are seeing a study indicating that immigration will outpace live births by a factor of 7 to 1. Sessions is saying that we need to put the brakes on all immigration, or we will drown. If Drown we do, let us at least make sure Zuckerberg and his fellow elites are dragged down into the slop with the rest of us. That would be fitting an proper.

  52. Yes, I thought that the Hillary skit on SNL was cute. Hillary looked great and very “likeable”. I have always thought she was likeable but as much as I admire her as a person, I can’t support the policies she is campaigning for. If she were to change her positions at this point on amnesty, Obamacare etc. she would have zero credibility.

    Hillary was the president we needed in 2008. That election was stolen from her but she also allowed it to be stolen. She didn’t fight at the convention so that votes like mine in the NY primary never counted. I had been under the false impression that the delegates I had voted for were pledged to vote for Hillary on the first ballot, but Hillary conceded before a vote.

    NY state has rather onerous voter laws as far as primaries are concerned. Independent voters can not vote in a primary, only voters who have registered with party affiliation. You can only change your registration once a year. the deadline in NY for that is Oct. 9th this year. I will be registering as a Repug for the first time in my life so that I can vote for Trump in the primary.

  53. regardless of what anyone thinks of The Donald…pro and con…he definitely gets this right…

    Donald J. Trump predicts a “major collapse” in the Republican campaign and a “depression” for the television industry should he prematurely exit the presidential race.

    In a recent interview, Mr. Trump offered a vainglorious pre-obituary of sorts for his candidacy, should he ever end it (for which he insists he has no plans).

    “There’d be a major collapse of the race, and there’d be a major collapse of television ratings,” he said from his office in Trump Tower. “It would become a depression in television.”

    Mr. Trump said that a presidential campaign without him would become so “boring” that he would struggle to pay any attention to it.

    “I wouldn’t even be watching it probably, and neither would anybody else,” he said.

    Even as Mr. Trump says he will not leave the race — he retains a lead in many national and state polls — he has started to at least entertain such a hypothetical in interviews, mostly at the prompting of reporters. Over the weekend, he told NBC’s “Meet The Press” that should his polling drastically fall, he would weigh quitting.

    “If I were doing poorly, if I saw myself going down,” he told Chuck Todd, the show’s host, “if you would stop calling me because you no longer had any interest in Trump because he was doing so poorly, I’d go back to my business. I have no problem with that.”

    In the late September interview with The New York Times, Mr. Trump elaborated on the financial doom that would befall the television industry if that moment ever came.

    “I have made Fox and CNN so much money, and MSNBC, so much money,” he said.

    As for himself, Mr. Trump said he would need time to adjust to life as simply Businessman Trump, not Candidate Trump.

    “Well, it’s very intense, and it will certainly be like being in a decompression chamber,” he said.


    The DT is too much!

  54. S
    October 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm


    This requires a confession—of my strategic ignorance.

    I could not understand why Trump would throw out the possibility of leaving the race.

    But now I do.

    He is telling the fuck sticks of big media, if I die–you die.

    If I believed that Donald’s exit would drive a silver spike through the malignant heart of big media

    Then I would be as much of a frozen fresco as Obama was on the night of the Bengazi attack

    Unable to decide what to do, therefore going to bed

    It is like the lady who goes in the dentist office, sits down in the chair, and as the dentist reaches for the drill, she grabs his nuts and says, now doctor we won’t hurt each other will we?

    Todd is a twerp, step and fetch it is a left wing operative, neither drew and blood. Donald thwarted them at every turn, brushing aside Todd like a no-see-em insect, and making stoops a lot flummoxed.

  55. blowme0bama
    October 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm
    Why is “diversity” only important for ethnic Western European people to “embrace”?
    Declining birth rate would be the excuse proffered by the elites. Light in the loafers Lindsey Graham hinted at this during his high point at the farm team debates. The people who should be most alarmed at this should be the blacks. So completely bamboozled they are that if Obama is for it, then they all fall in line regardless of the impact. They are so proud to have a black president, that they have totally forgotten what the term uncle tom means–insofar as he is concerned. Pathetic.

  56. The fate I see for Obama is he not at all what he expects. As a world leader he has proven to be a joke. His continuing relevance on the world stage is therefore limited. As a protector of this nation, he has proven to be worse than a failure. Whoever succeeds him will be compelled to deal with the problems which his years of misgovernment and neglect have created, and people will feel the effects. By then, those who voted for him will be keen to forget they ever did, and pray that those they promoted him to as the messiah will have conveniently short memories. He will continue to have relevance with blacks, but even that will have a short half life, particularly if Carson gets in or gets a senior position. Obama will be seen for what he is a regressive factor, even for them. He is used up.

  57. wbboei

    October 5, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    October 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm
    Why is “diversity” only important for ethnic Western European people to “embrace”?
    Declining birth rate would be the excuse proffered by the elites.

    Clearly. Stated differently, more money to feed the Govt monster’s insatiable and ever increasing appetite.

    Nevertheless, this turd of a concept was presented as some sort of virtue that all should aspire to advance.

  58. Seems New Hampshire is lost to Hillary.

    Now with TPP she is gonna lose even more.

    Plus her stance on gun rights.

    Damn, how the hell did she go soooooo wrong?

  59. I’m curious….no one here is reacting to her appearance on the Today show this morning. Just in the few minutes I saw before I left for work she took a serious shot at Obama. I taped it so I could finish watching it tonight.

  60. I watched her on the Today show

    She actually showed some anger at SavageSavanahha Guthrie because Savannah’s question were tinged with arrogance. Of course Hillary should have known they would not be pillow fluffing ones.

    She did show some ire at the email shit .. but she made that bed and she has to answer those questions.

  61. She is playing not to lose, instead of trying to win..Obama and Biden are not going to let the time clock run out. She needs to get aggressive and let the people who supported her and Bill know she is still our champ. I understand her need in the primaries to go left, but show some spine.

  62. Chelsea will be at the University of Washington book store at 11:00 am on Wednesday Tony, in case you are interested in seeing her. I had entertained the thought of going there, seeing her, giving her the Hillaryis44 pin in the hope that she might take under advisement what admin has been saying. Also, I considered an approach through her brother, but was told she loves him but does not listen to him. tSix years ago, even three years ago, no power on earth could have stopped me, but now after supporting Obama in the destruction of this nation, I have no interest in her, but only in the survival of the nation. Therefore, I intend to play golf on Wednesday instead. For me the brutal truth is this: I no longer believe that the nations problems can be solved or competently addressed by Hillary. She is too much in bed with the elites. Bernie Sander is more to my liking. But he is a miserable son of a bitch, and like the dog who chases the car, does anyone think he can drive? The good thing about Bernie is he would kick the elites in the balls. We are going to hell anyway, so why not have some fun along the way. That said, the last best hope for this nation is Trump.

  63. Mrs. Smith was one of our original bloggers on this site. I was talking to her last night and she made a comment which bears repeating. Donald Trump has gotten 500% better than he was when he first threw his hate in the ring. You could see it in the Stephanopolis (Greek for Stopsandpoopsalot) and Todd (Ratboy) interviews. He was REALLY good. And you can see it in the interview he did wiht Greta linke below, which is more of the Larry King style. In other words, he is maturing as a candidate. And, in the fulsomeness of time, you will see many people who found him too bombastic, frightening or all the other don’t scare the horse metaphors come around. God, I hope I am not just seeing what I want to see, but Mrs. Smith was the one who said it first, and by the almighty, I think she is right.

    Far be it from me to say what this site stands for. That is for admin to say. All I can give you is my take. I think this is a site dedicated to the Hillary we saw in 2008 which is not what Hillary is today. And Lord knows, we have tried to suggest that she return to that persona, and to the old Roosevelt coalition. Well . . truth be told it has not happened. I know I continue to espouse the views she espoused in 2008, and I have no intention of supporting a candidate who supports Obama. From the welfare of the nation standpoint, that is like cutting your throat.

  64. Lu–get a load of this: he calls Obama exactly what his is:



    The only thing I would add is Obama is a raging sociopath hell bent on destroying the country, and determined to enrich his donors, like Soros.


    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is hammering President Barack Obama, his administration and Congress for completely failing the American worker when it comes to trade policy—whacking the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with 12 Pacific Rim nations that the Obama just finalized in Atlanta as a deal that jeopardizes U.S. jobs.

    “The incompetence and dishonesty of the President, his administration and—perhaps most disturbing—the Congress of the United States are about to place American jobs and the very livelihoods of Americans at risk,” Trump tells Breitbart News in an exclusive statement reacting to the news that the president and his negotiators have wrapped the highly secretive they have been negotiating for the past several years on Monday morning.

    “The only entities to benefit from this trade deal will be other countries, particularly China and Japan, and big corporations in America,” Trump tells Breitbart News.

    The small business operators, farmers, manufacturers and others will again be burdened with unfair trade practices, currency manipulation, exploitation of cheap labor, an onerous tax code and no help coming from the very people charged with putting America first. If crony capitalism were not bad enough, then sticking it to unions, small businesses and everyday Americans seems to be the new blood sport inside the DC Beltway.

    Trump said that the lack of transparency throughout the secret negotiations should prove that the deal is horrendous.

    “If this was such a good deal, why was there not more transparency?” Trump said.

    Why are we striking trade agreements with countries we already have agreements with? Why is there no effort to make sure we have fair trade instead of ‘free’ trade that isn’t free to Americans? Why do we not have accompanying legislation that will punish countries that manipulate their currencies to seek unfair advantage in trade arrangements? Why has the Congress not addressed prohibitive corporate tax rates and trade agreements that continue to drain dollars and jobs from America’s shores?

    Trump concluded by saying now is the time for real leaders like him to stand up for Americans in Washington against these special interests.

    “It’s time for leadership in Washington,” Trump said. “It’s time to elect a President who will represent the only special interest not getting any attention—The American People. It’s time to send a real businessman to the White House. It’s time to Make America Great Again.”

    The TPP trade deal negotiations—after nearly six years of secretive talks—were finalized this weekend in Atlanta, and the announcement of the deal came in on Monday morning. TPP is a massive deal encompassing 12 nations: the United States—Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam—and has come under serious fire from both populist and conservative Republicans and from most Democrats due to fear it will cost U.S. jobs.

    Now that the deal has been cut with the foreign nations, Congress must approve it before it would take effect—something that is almost certainly going to be a bruising battle for proponents of the package. Nonetheless, Congress did—after a similarly bloody fight earlier this year—hand Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which helps with regard to fast-tracking this deal and at least two others still in negotiations through to approval. Congress cannot amend the deal under fast-track authority, and the Senate cannot filibuster as TPA lowered the vote thresholds down to a bare majority of 51 votes.

    TPA, when it passed the House and Senate earlier this year, barely squeaked through with just 218 votes for it to 210 votes against in the House and the bare minimum 60 votes for it in the Senate to 37 votes against. House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58%
    —who has been one of the donor class’ chief advocates ever since he, alongside Mitt Romney, lost the 2012 presidential election to Obama—helped champion the TPA portion of Obamatrade through the House earlier this year by consistently and repeatedly fighting for it.

    Ryan’s counterpart in the Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80%
    , pushed the deal as hard as he could as well—and eventually became the critical 60th vote that secured final passage of TPA. While Rubio claims he read the text of TPP—which was being kept in a classified reading room in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building—before voting to fast-track it, he continually refuses to prove he did so. Since the text was 800-plus pages long according to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)93%
    , Rubio would have had to spend at least two calendar days inside the room reading it before he would know what he is voting for—and his staff won’t answer when asked what days he spent in the room. After getting National Review to print a story claiming—without any evidence whatsoever—that Rubio did read TPP before voting for fast-track, Rubio’s campaign hired the National Review writer who wrote the story to work for the Floridian’s presidential effort.

    Since TPP was announced on Monday morning, at least one of TPA’s supporters Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)33%
    came out guns-a-blazing against the deal.

    “Breaking the long-standing tradition of not picking winners and losers in trade agreements, the Obama Administration has decided to use the TPP as a laboratory for partisan politics by discriminating against specific agricultural commodities,” Tillis said. “This sets a dangerous precedent for future trade agreements, and I will not only vote against the TPP, but actively work to help defeat its ratification in the Senate.”

    If nine more TPA supporters join Tillis, the deal wouldn’t pass the Senate. Similarly, with more pressure expected to build in the House—especially with Trump and other presidential candidates on the GOP side including Dr. Ben Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96%
    , Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and more opposed to the deal—the president can’t afford to lose many TPA supporters when TPP comes up for a vote in that body eventually. The Democratic presidential primary, with Obamatrade opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)16%
    surging against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, threatens similarly to derail already scarce Democratic support for Obama’s trade agenda.

    This issue coming up now—and with the timing of votes in Congress on it at least 60 days, but perhaps as many four months, away under the terms of TPA—could decide the presidency itself. Congressional voting on Obamatrade will be happening at a critical time on the campaign trail, sometime in December or January most likely, meaning that votes on this deal will likely coincide with the critical final weeks before the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries.

    Trump is a master at messaging on trade, and has used the issue—and his expertise as a business deal negotiator which he highlights frequently by citing his book “The Art Of The Deal”—alongside immigration to shoot up in the GOP primary polls. His position aligns with most of the Republican voting base, despite the fact that many in the donor class and establishment side of the GOP don’t support tough negotiations when it comes to trade policy. A recent Pew Research Center poll shows that the majority of GOP voters—51 percent—believe that trade agreements are going to lead to U.S. job losses. A whopping 50 percent of GOP voters also believe that trade agreements like this one will lead to depression of American workers’ wages.

    Trump’s decision—a natural one for him, as a highly successful businessmen—to zone in on concerns about these deals could help him enormously in the final stages of the GOP primary before voting. The next GOP debate, in Boulder, Colorado, will be hosted by CNBC—and will focus on fiscal policy like trade deals. And while Trump has learned to use the issue of immigration to his advantage substantially—something he’s done from his announcement of his presidential campaign all the way until now, and continues to do with his immigration reform plan that would deport all the illegal aliens in America, build a Mexican-funded wall on the U.S. border with Mexico and institute controls on immigration levels designed to get Americans back to work instead of bringing in more cheap foreign labor—trade is even more in his wheelhouse.

    He’s comfortable talking about trade day in and day out, even more so than immigration, and as this issue becomes the centerpiece focal point of the election, he’ll be able to effectively dismantle GOP establishment attacks on him regarding his alleged lack of substance as beltway pundits and some of his opponents like to say. Most importantly for Trump, though, talking about an issue with which he’s very comfortable is going to help him stay on message and on offense between now and February–when the polls open in early states.

    With Rubio’s involvement in pushing and support of Obamatrade key to its success to this point a major focus of the issue, as well, Trump’s bitter feud with the junior senator from Florida will likely turn even uglier—especially as Rubio continues to refuse to answer which days he spent in the room reading the TPP deal text as he claims he did.

    “No I don’t really believe him,” Trump told Breitbart News in a recent interview when asked if he believes Rubio read the TPP text, as he claims he did, before voting for fast-track.

    “I think he’s a man who doesn’t show up to Congress to vote, to the Senate to vote,” Trump added of Rubio in that Breitbart News exclusive interview backstage at the Family Research Council hosted Values Voter Summit.

    When you’re a member of the Senate, when you’re elected to the Senate, you’re supposed to show up to vote. He’s got the worst voting record in all of the Senate by far. That means he’s either a not hard worker or he’s maybe even something worse than that. But what you’re supposed to do if you’re elected, you’re supposed to be voting. There’s no excuses for that.

    Meanwhile, on the Democratic primary side, this deal could cause serious problems for Clinton as Sanders keeps surging—and it could also hurt Vice President Joe Biden, who’s expected to make a decision imminently about getting into the race. Biden, who’s Obama’s number two official, could be saddled with defending the administration’s massively unpopular deal—something that could keep him from, as many have expected should he run, crushing Clinton once and for all.

  65. This issue coming up now—and with the timing of votes in Congress on it at least 60 days, but perhaps as many four months, away under the terms of TPA—could decide the presidency itself.

  66. “It’s time for leadership in Washington,” Trump said. “It’s time to elect a President who will represent the only special interest not getting any attention—The American People. It’s time to send a real businessman to the White House. It’s time to Make America Great Again.”—Trump

  67. wbboei
    October 6, 2015 at 1:46 am
    …we have tried to suggest that she return to that persona, and to the old Roosevelt coalition.

    Trump is on track to beat her to that old coalition with a few twists. He is really starting to remind me more and more of both Roosevelts and he is a wealthy New Yorker to boot. And again with the reemergence and seemingly perfect timing of Obama’s awful and ruinous trade policy deal rearing its ugly head, The Donald is the luckiest candidate I have ever seen. Obama and the cretins of Congress just keep feeding him issues and material to run on.

  68. Fodder for what Mormaer just said, but I would have put the following here anyway. Think it is of sufficient substance even if O/T.
    U.S. admits it bombed Afghan hospital
    A heavily armed U.S. gunship designed to provide added firepower to special operations forces was responsible for killing 22 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, over the weekend, Pentagon officials said Monday.

    snip The new details of the attack, and the continuing dispute over what exactly happened, heightened the controversy over the strike.
    In the two days since the incident, U.S. officials have struggled to explain how a U.S. aircraft wound up attacking a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders. On Monday, the humanitarian medical group said the United States was squarely responsible.
    “The reality is the U.S. dropped those bombs,” Doctors Without Borders general director Christopher Stokes said in a statement. “With such constant discrepancies in the U.S. and Afghan accounts of what happened, the need for a full transparent independent investigation is ever more critical.”
    The weekend’s disastrous airstrike reinforces doubts about how effectively a limited U.S. force in Afghanistan can work with Afghan troops to repel the Taliban, which has been newly emboldened as the United States draws down its presence.
    The strike also comes as the Obama administration is weighing whether to keep as many as 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2015, according to senior officials. Obama has not made a final decision on the proposal, but the recent advances by the Taliban have certainly complicated the president’s calculus. snip

    Spokespeople for Doctors WO Borders have been doubling down on US admin, pushing for an independent investigation. Obama remains dauntless – promising the announced investigations under his watch will not be whitewashed – and will be heading to UCC Oregon shooting on Friday where people there are headlines like: Obama not welcome in Oregon town after politicizing murders, says publisher

    So no dearth of fodder. Tragically. Yet we have to keep asking how much more before the wheels come off his damned bus.

  69. I can well believe that the TPP and the economy will decide the election. I heard it is another 30 days before the agreement will be published. Then the political theater. But it is my understanding that, even if Congress rejects it, Obola can still override that. I think Trump has increased the likelihood of Congress rejecting it. But it is all still theater.

    The FED is not going to raise interest rates. They use talk of a rate hike to manipulate the market. More theater. It does appear that they will be running the ship hard on the reef to keep it going for the elite party as long as they can. The suspicion is that the FED is actually buying stocks at this point. Of course, who could know? The estimates I hear are 10-20 months until it is a crash and burn. The markets have already turned bad. The election is 13 months away with the new POTUS taking office in 15 months or so. Obola will be running it in to the ground for the next POTUS.

  70. wbboei
    October 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    The fate I see for Obama is he not at all what he expects. As a world leader he has proven to be a joke.

    A very very, Sick Joke Wbboei. 👿

  71. I can well believe that the TPP and the economy will decide the election. I heard it is another 30 days before the agreement will be published. Then the political theater. But it is my understanding that, even if Congress rejects it, Obola can still override that. I think Trump has increased the likelihood of Congress rejecting it. But it is all still theater.
    No. It is a treaty. A treaty can only be accepted if 66% of the Senate accept it. Otherwise it is null and void. And if it is not accepted by a 2/3 majority of the Senate then that rejected treaty cannot be re instated through a veto. By contrast, it is statues by Congress where the veto–or pocket veto comes into play. No Corker, through an act of sheer stupidity, has fucked everything up, so where it all stands now is anyone’s guess. Now if it is construed as a treaty–as it must be, and not as a statute, then I fail to see where the House has any role in the process. It is solely a Senate deal.

    Today, with 20 million of working age not working, a 20 trillion in debt, 40 million illegals in the country with millions more on their way, a corrupt and complicit big media, well, like the old song say, somethings got to give. Again, this treaty surrender represents yet another example of the abject failure of the political class to protect the American People. Any senator who supports it had better be looking over his shoulder because this time the threat to him or her is real and palpable. Likewise the two political parties are in a similar state of jeopardy.

  72. Trump is on track to beat her to that old coalition with a few twists. He is really starting to remind me more and more of both Roosevelts and he is a wealthy New Yorker to boot. And again with the reemergence and seemingly perfect timing of Obama’s awful and ruinous trade policy deal rearing its ugly head, The Donald is the luckiest candidate I have ever seen. Obama and the cretins of Congress just keep feeding him issues and material to run on.

    He is capturing the Roosevelt coalition.

    He may also capture segments of the Obama coalition–those who have not already defected to Sanders.

    As Roosevelt did.

    At this point, with the country in deep trouble, and no longer representative of the people, he represents the man, the message and the moment to turn this around. Historically, that has been the magic formula for winning elections.

    There is reason to believe that Obama is moving illegals into swing states to corrupt the vote, just like he did in the first caucus state in ’08. Also, he is moving to corrupt the voting counting apparatus in those venues. Evidence of this will be forthcoming. Whether this unprecedented level of cheating will be sufficient to overcome the tidal wave however is debatable.

    The answer to this is for Congress to enact draconian measures for voter fraud—like sentences no less than twenty years, without parole. I know no other way to deter this sort of thing, and I do think with the right set of laws in place, and regulators poised to enforce them, it can and would have a chilling effect on this sort of criminal behavior, which among all other offenses is sui generus because it undermines the entire principal of representative democracy.

  73. The Middle Eastern Nutjobs are hoppin’

    As world powers get drawn deeper into the conflict, more than 50 Saudi clerics called on Syrian rebels and Muslim countries on Monday to support a jihad against Syria’s government and its allies.

    “This is a real war on Sunnis, their countries and their identities,” said the statement. It urged the rebels to join a “jihad against the enemy of God and your enemy and Muslims will back you every way they can.”

  74. wbboei
    October 6, 2015 at 11:32 am
    Enforcing the law is not what is happening under Obola. The citizens need to unite. What they need to do is threaten the future path to citizenship for illegals who vote when they are not citizens. Take names and get revenge. Maybe Judicial Watch can do something. Certainly the Trump Campaign should have a plan.

    What is someone compares the citizenship applications to the voter registrations and filed some objections?

  75. That hospital bombing is a bad mess. And Obola owns it. People are turning on him for that and the TPP:

    Did Obama Bomb Doctors Without Borders for Opposing TPP?

    Reports from the scene indicate MSF had not only notified all warring parties in the region of the exact GPS coordinates for the hospital and its outlying buildings, but that doctors immediately notified forces the moment the hospital came under fire from a U.S. airstrike — and, even then, the attack continued for a full 30 minutes.

    Stokes found that suggestion wholly inadequate, adding:

    “Under clear presumption that a war crime has been committed, MSF demands that a full and transparent investigation into the event be conducted by an independent international body. Relying only on an internal investigation by a party to the conflict would be wholly insufficient.”

    So why did the attack continue, much less happen in the first place?
    Doctors Without Borders Vocally Opposes the TPP

    If circumstances of any incident appear not to add up, it’s pertinent to thoroughly examine the current narrative for signs the State is attempting to mold public opinion — because it is there you will find the truth that you’re not being told.

    In the case of MSF, a massive treaty cum trade deal involving U.S. interests in another part of the world from the tragedy in Kunduz can offer, perhaps, insight which might otherwise seem unrelated. As it turns out, MSF have been particularly vocal critics of the impending Trans-Pacific Partnership — and their criticism hasn’t gone unnoticed.

  76. What they need to do is threaten the future path to citizenship for illegals who vote when they are not citizens.
    It is hard to describe the deal heat which occurs in a campaign and the incentives one has to stray beyond the limits of the law, especially when the courts have done such a poor job of marking those boundaries. I agree that participation in voter fraud should bar the participant from ever becoming a citizen, but I seriously doubt that would be much of a deterrent. Most of the are simple peasants, they will do only what they are told by their bosses. Its their bosses, the political operatives who must be deterred, and for that the imminent threat of a nice long stretch in grey bar hotel, with three squares, and midnight misadventures is just the thing to put the fear of god into them–unless they are so inclined. Light in the loafers Lindsey might say something quotable like where do I sign up, but most others including serial offenders like Jim Moran’s mentally challenged son might say . . . on second thought maybe this ain.t such a good idea. The test case would have to be good old Louie Gutterezz. Would he be deterred? His case is more like the Lions Seahawks game too close to call.

  77. I’m probably the only one here that doesn’t think Trump will win against Hillary if he isn’t the GOP nominee. I think that was what he was saying, and I have zero confidence in the conservative voters.

  78. wbboei
    October 6, 2015 at 11:04 am

    All the articles I am seeing on the TPP refer to Congress and an up-and-down vote. I thought that the Fast-Track authority gave away the Senate’s authority over it.

  79. All the articles I am seeing on the TPP refer to Congress and an up-and-down vote. I thought that the Fast-Track authority gave away the Senate’s authority over it.
    To me an up or down vote means simply no opportunity for amendments.

    At first blush, that may seem like an advantage, and they would argue that with all these nations involved it has to be that way.

    But all or nothing propositions are a double edged sword.

    For example, in criminal cases, if prosecutors have overcharged the defendant then juries may not convict.

    In other words, the absence of an amendment process may mean that the defects in this treaty–and believe me there will be defects and they will generate fear and outrage CANNOT BE CURED.

    Years ago, Lori Wallock of Public Citizen (Naders organization) appeared on the PBS show news hour, along with an Ivy League Wall Street grand poobah who stumbled into the studio. The Harvard trained always trumps the general. And so it was there, and will be here.

  80. Correction: The poobah argued theory; Lori argued impacts; the Harvard trained poobah got his ass kicked. The specific always trumps the general, there as well as here.

  81. As I’ve said, I can’t forget that Hillary told that father of a dead soldier that a videotape killed his son when she knew it wasn’t true, and I can’t forget her anger outburst when she said “what difference does it make”, because of course it does make a difference.

    But bottom line, the work she did there was at the request of her “boss”. If they’re going to blame someone, blame Obama (oh yeah, he’s on the way out, and she’s running for president)

  82. They’re saying on tv that the illegal immigrants in CA will give CA 5 extra delegates. The speaker on the show is from (NewHampshire???) and his whole state only gets 4 delegates.

  83. Aaaaah… they’re saying the illegals don’t even have to illegally vote to cheat. They’re counted in the state numbers and increase the delegate count, and in that way can swing the election (because as we all know,the vote doesn’t count, it’s the delegates (once they’ve stolen them from someone else, anyway…)

  84. “Immigration is not just any issue. It is the fundamental key to the maintenance of the United States as we have known it.

    There are 7 billion people in the world. Many want to come here. We have learned from bitter experience that amnesty for those who are already here just encourages more to come.

    But Jeb! has learned no such lesson.”



    October 6, 2015

    Candidates with famous names have a built-in advantage at the outset of any race, but their name often turns into a liability as the contest unfolds.

    We are seeing this with the latest Pew poll showing Jeb garnering a tiny 4 percent. Hillary, despite her “brand,” sees her own numbers dwindling in the face of Bernie Sanders populist onslaught.

    At the start, a famous name comes with a built-in reputation, donor base, and public recognition.

    But, as the candidacy matures, voters recognize the ways in which the current candidate falls short of his namesake.

    Jeb is criticized for not having his brother George’s energy (Trump says Jeb has “low energy”), wit, or even his speech-making ability.

    Hillary gets knocked for not being the natural politician that Bill is and for lacking his political instincts.

    While other candidates are free to make their own images, those blessed with famous names must do so in the shadow of their forebears.

    But Jeb’s problems run deeper than simply those of the generic famous-last-name politician.

    They start with the fundamental lack of popularity of his ancestors. After all, Bush-41 was defeated for re-election, primarily because he couldn’t hold his base that defected to Ross Perot.

    Bush-43 left office under the twin clouds of Iraq and the 2008 economic crash. He had a 34% approval on his departure.

    Today, Jeb is running at a turning point in Republican thinking.

    The enthusiasm that impelled victories in 2010 and 2014 has morphed into cynicism as Boehner and McConnell have failed utterly to leave a Republican imprint on Washington events.

    Out maneuvered at every turn by Obama, they have given the centrist, establishment GOP a negative image among Party voters.

    For many, Jeb Bush is the embodiment of that image. His brother, George W. Bush will always be the man who appointed Justice Roberts and sealed the success of Obamacare with his opinion in its favor.

    Meanwhile, Jeb has failed to keep pace with his Party’s drift to the right. On the twin issues of immigration and education, he has stuck to a centrist position that his Party’s base opposes.

    Immigration is not just any issue. It is the fundamental key to the maintenance of the United States as we have known it.

    There are 7 billion people in the world. Many want to come here. We have learned from bitter experience that amnesty for those who are already here just encourages more to come. But Jeb has learned no such lesson.

    And, on education — the quintessential function of the individual states — Jeb’s embrace of a federally-mandated Common Core flies in the face of the Republican base’s increasing reverence for the 10th Amendment.

    Finally, Jeb Bush lacks charisma, he is mediocrity submerged in a field of interesting, charismatic and attractive candidates.

    Say what you will about Trump, Carson, Carly, Rubio, Cruz, Huckabee, Kasich, Christie or even Rand, they are stand-out personalities with compelling positions and features.

    By comparison, Jeb just blends into the background, looking like a less-interesting hybrid of his father and brother.

    Bush and his well-heeled backers on Wall Street had hoped to compensate for his shortcomings by amassing a pile of money and an avalanche of endorsements – creating an “air of inevitability.”

    So far, the big endorsements haven’t materialized.

    The money did — more than $120 million. But money has a very limited use in a presidential primary race. It can be very effective in negative advertising aimed at a particular opponent who may not have the cash on hand to reply. But in a sixteen way field, how do you base a campaign on negatives?

    To avoid being brushed aside in the whittling down process, a candidate must stand out for his positives.

    So far Jeb has not articulated those well, leaving his strongest supporters to wonder whether he could really handle a national campaign against Hillary or another Democrat.

    With 24/7 news coverage and three hour debates every few weeks, voters are not going to look to ads, no matter how brilliantly they are produced, to learn about the candidate.

    It’s a case of voters saying “will I look at the candidate’s ad or the evidence of my own eyes?”

    For all these reasons and more, Jeb deserves his current 4 percent vote share in the latest Pew Research poll.

    He is not a winner.

  85. “MR” Diane von Furstenburg is threatening to leave if The Donald is elected! Bloomberg is concerned! “It’s all about conflict. Donald Trump, all he is is about conflict, and all that he is is negative conflict. The idea that anybody gets away with saying John McCain is not a hero because I like people who don’t get caught…” Exasperated, he could hardly finish the phrase. The reference was to Trump’s controversial dismissal of McCain’s record as a prisoner during the Vietnam War.” Politics is CONFLICT you ass.

    So leave you cretin. Don’t want to stick around to help clean up the mess? No one cares. You like “conflict” well enough when things go your way but not so much now. Conflict is suddenly bad. You sure as shit didn’t used to think that when you were winning you ugly old creep. This is the “elite” and well educated in action stomping their foot. Anybody think he gave a crap when the little people were getting crushed? Me neither. Jealousy is ugly Barry. Stop it. Draw in the fangs. And using the Bloomberg news wire as a bitchy gossip disseminator (which is the very thing old Barry is griping about supposedly as in reality Trump TV) is beneath you Mike Bloomberg. What a bunch of spoiled old men.

  86. Mormaer
    October 7, 2015 at 6:53 am
    To me, this proves Peggy Noonan’s point, which is that on the issues that matter—like social security, soverignty, crime, racial division, and the general welfare, the elites are out of touch with reality. For the people these are survival issues, whereas to the elites they are an abstraction that does not affect them. Their point of view represents a rejection of democracy and all it stands for. If they left of these elites self deported, it would save us the cost of rounding them off and sending them where they belong which is either Davos or Davy Jones locker. Frankly, it makes no difference to me just as long as the get out. Used to be go west young man. But for these pompous overstuffed jackals its follow the caviar.

  87. Diller has always been for me at least something of a human question mark. At times he has made noises about public financing of elections, which is a concept I very much favor, much as McConnell opposes it. But then you get this kind of shit from him. If he does not like what Donald Trump says, and more specifically, because this is the real heart of the matter, what he represents, namely a backlash against the country is my sandbox game of the elites, which is killing the country, then he needs to familiarize himself with that quote by Wells which says if you push a man too far, what you will find staring aback at you is the red hot eyes of a cave man. And by the way Barry—don’t flatter yourself, you are no different. Because what lies at the heart of the objections to Trump offered up by people in your privileged social position is a fear that the public response he is riding is a threat to you and your ilk. That is all it is Barry. You cannot see past your greed to the welfare of the nation. You fancy yourself a globalist, but that is a facade. Behind it all you are nothing more than a small mind with too much money. It is what it is.

  88. Trust me. The elites are scared to death of the Trump phenomenon. They are scared out of their wits. Beyond schadenfeude, I am not sure that does the rest of us any good—just as long as they stop running this nation into the ground. An eight year hiatus might be enough to save the country. So go to Davos, see the Pyramids along the Nile, do whatever the fuck you want to do with your useless lives, but get the fuck out of our politics. There are more things in heaven and earth, my too rich friends, than are dreamt of in your philosophy, which always begins and ends with you, leaving no room to live for the rest of us.

    This is not a new phenomenon. At one time it was possible to say what is good for GM is good for America. But when GM is building its factories in Mexico, not here, the reverse is true. The elites are feasting on the bones of this nation, like the vultures they are. Naturally, they scream like banshees when the rotting carcass is removed from their dinner table.

    Years ago, Tom Sowell pointed up the problem which has reached its grand climeratic only now. In his seminal book The Vision of the Annointed, he laid bare the game they play:

    1. Crisis: they pick a pet problem which may not be a problem at all and label it a crisis which requires immediate attention, meaning a vast commitment of public resources, which inevitably move to the city of Washington DC thereby enriching that community at the expense of others. (This was evident in the line of questioning proffered by rat boy Todd on what to do about the highly selective problem of gun violence–namely the adoption of a national program to eliminate guns, even those used by law abiding citizens to protect themselves—Trump would not buy that line of bullshit)

    2. Solution: then they fashion a proposal crafted by pseudo experts and moneyed interest to solve the problem. Often the problem itself is not solvable because it has its roots in the inherent defects of human beings, but that does not deter them. Critics warn them it will not work. The call them racists, ignorant people etc. They ignore the fact that these proposals do not solve the problem. Instead they simply shift the burden. Also they create perverse incentives. In sum, they lay bare the hard truth that in a such matters there are no real solution, merely trade offs.

    3. Feedback: The elite mindset ignores feedback from reality–feedback which shows their proffered solution is not working. They re interpret the feedback, redefine the problem, or do whatever they have to in order to avoid admitting that they are not only wrong, but have managed to make the matter worse. The impetus for all this stems not only from their hubrus, but from their desire to think that the country or the world is their oyster and that they alone can control the future, which they cannot.

    The reason this is so important is because this is the view that is destroying not only this county but western civilization as a whole. It is manifest in the collapse of the world that we are witnessing now, even though few who realize this are willing to admit it, for fear of being shouted down.



    Donald Trump plots his second act


    A photo with Ronald Reagan, a framed “Playboy” cover and a view overlooking Central Park: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives The Washington Post a tour of his office on the 26th floor of Trump Tower in New York. (Dan Balz/The Washington Post)

    By Robert Costa, Philip Rucker and Dan Balz October 7 at 6:00 AM  Follow @costareports Follow @PhilipRucker Follow @danbalz

    NEW YORK — After a summer of dominating the Republican presidential campaign, Donald Trump is moving into a new and uncertain phase that the billionaire businessman acknowledges will be more challenging than any project he has ever undertaken — even as he views the nomination as now within his reach.

    In an hour-long interview with The Washington Post at his 26th-floor office in Trump Tower, the Republican front-runner ruminated on the many obstacles ahead. Sitting at a desk piled high with magazine covers bearing his image and strewn with polls and other testaments to his early success, Trump said he is far from satisfied with what he has accomplished to date.

    “If you don’t win, what have I done? I’ve wasted time,” he said. “I want to make America great again and you can’t do that if you come in a close second.”

    Trump laid out for the first time in detail the elements of what will be the second chapter of his 2016 bid, signaling an evolution toward a somewhat more traditional campaign. Trump is preparing his first television ads with a media firm that is new to politics. Melania, his wife, and Ivanka, his daughter, are planning public appearances highlighting women’s health issues to help close Trump’s empathy gap with female voters.

    Trump is also publishing a book and planning to roll out policies on reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs and on trade and China’s currency manipulations. And he is deepening his political organization far beyond the early states, with top advisers vowing that his fight for the nomination will go all the way to the floor of the Republican National Convention.

    [Inside Trump’s orbit, growing pains for a sudden front-runner]

    Trump, who is mostly self-funding his campaign, said he had originally budgeted up to $20 million through mid-September for television advertising. But so far, he has not spent anything to go on the airwaves since he is so often on them: “It’s been all Trump, all the time. . . . If you had an ad, people would O.D.”

    But he and his aides said that would soon change. His campaign says it has hired a Florida-based advertising firm and Trump said he has proposed several concepts for ads in the works.

    “I have such a great concept — in fact, so good,” Trump said, declining to specify.

    Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Trump’s team likely would spend considerably more than $20 million on paid media later this year — “whatever it takes.” He said the spots would be “non-traditional,” saying the firm, which he and Trump declined to name, has never created political ads.

    Central to the fall strategy is the release later this month of a book that will serve as a campaign manifesto. During the interview, Trump showed off the cover and title, “Crippled America,” and held up pages of the galleys, which he was editing by hand. “It’s actually the hardest I’ve worked on a book since ‘The Art of the Deal,’” he said, referring to his 1987 bestseller. “I don’t want to have a stupid statement in the book that people are going to say, ‘Hey, why did he say that?’ ”

    Trump said he does not believe the next stage of the campaign will require him to change his flamboyant, confrontational style, which has captivated the attention of voters whether they support him or not. But he noted that running for president has brought pressures and demands that he did not experience in the business world and had not anticipated in the political arena.


    Trump said he is readying for an eventual winnowing of the Republican field, but disagreed with some predictions that the contest will narrow to just two or three finalists for the nomination. “I think you’ll go past New Hampshire and you’ll have four or five people left,” he said.

    His advisers are working to assure that Trump will qualify for the ballot in all 50 states and the U.S. territories — an arduous and time-consuming task that has caused some first-time candidates to stumble. Lewandowski said the campaign has hired a company that will work only for Trump to meet the state-by-state requirements. Among the most difficult is Virginia, but Lewandowski said Trump will be qualified there by the end of this month.

    “I’ll be happy to be the underestimated campaign,” Lewandowski said. “If I don’t get Mr. Trump on the ballot, which is the nuts-and-bolts part of my job, I should be fired immediately.”

    Trump’s campaign headquarters is on the fifth floor of Trump Tower here, in an industrial space that previously had been a construction area and hangout for the crew of NBC’s “The Apprentice.”

    The main room is a showcase for Trump’s penchant for boastful teasing: a “wall of shame” features downcast photos of the two candidates who have dropped out, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Texas governor Rick Perry. It also highlights his proclaimed frugality, as aides work at plastic picnic tables and sit on folding chairs.

    Relative to the bustling Brooklyn headquarters of Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, with hundreds of staffers on the payroll, Trump’s Manhattan command center is barren. Lewandowski said there are about a dozen aides at the location, including political director Michael Glassner and spokeswoman Hope Hicks.

    Trump has between seven and 12 paid staffers in each of the first three states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, and he is hiring in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and other states. Lewandowski said Trump enjoys a “massive grass-roots network,” allowing volunteers to feed local intelligence on rival campaigns to New York.

    Asked if he had discussed an exit plan with Trump should the candidate slip in the polls, Lewandowski said he had not: “We’re going to the convention — that’s it. One delegate or 2,000 and change, we’re going to the convention, and there’s nobody who can get him out of the race.”


    Throughout the interview, Trump exuded customary aplomb, but nonetheless indicated there are aspects of his performance that he can improve. He said he sensed he had won the first debate outright, but suggested the second debate had been less satisfying.

    “I was angry about the second debate,” he said, complaining about the overheated room and that three hours was one hour too many. “You can’t hold people’s attention,” he said. “ ‘Gone with the Wind’ was three hours, okay?”

    He countered criticism that he had almost disappeared during much of the final hour. “People said, ‘Oh, he faded at the end,’ ” Trump said. “I didn’t fade. They didn’t ask me any questions. Now, I could have butted in like some people were doing, but I didn’t think it was appropriate.”

    Trump said that in the next debate, which will be held Oct. 28 in Boulder, Colo., he will change tactics and insert himself more energetically in an effort to put questions about his previous performance to rest.

    Trump’s candidacy has been fueled by his loud swagger and his hard-line views on immigration. But in the coming weeks, he hopes to bolster and reorient his message with an eye toward blue-collar voters.

    “I’m a person who is capable of going into far greater detail than any of my opponents,” he said, an assertion likely to be tested by rivals. But he said the calls for him to do so come mainly from reporters and pundits: “I’ve never had a voter stand up and say, ‘Could you release policy papers?’ ”

    A major component will be a tough new approach to China, which he said has “emasculated” the United States through trade and currency manipulation.

    “I’ve been working hard on the China thing,” Trump said. “It’s astronomical what they have done to our country, to destroy the economics of our country. Astronomical. It’s the greatest theft in world history.”

    [Donald Trump: ‘We have to take back the heart of our country’]

    Trump’s competitors have suggested that he has little depth on international affairs. After being ridiculed for saying this summer that he gets much of his foreign policy advice by watching military experts on television talk shows, Trump has begun to seek counsel from some generals directly, Lewandowski said.

    The strife in Syria has become a staple of Trump’s stump speech and it is an area where he has begun to differentiate himself from others in his party with a stance that sounds decidedly more cautious. In the interview, he questioned those who are advocating more direct military intervention by the United States.

    “They basically want to start World War 3 over Syria,” he said. “If we’re going to have World War 3, it’s not going to be over Syria. . . . I won’t even call them hawks. I call them the fools.”

    Immigration continues to be the issue that has largely defined his candidacy, though he said in the interview he was surprised at the strength of the response he has gotten with his inflammatory language about Mexican “rapists” and criminals. “I had no idea it was going to resonate in the way it has,” he said.

    Trump also said he plans to talk even more about the role of money in politics and what he described as an incestuous relationship between candidates, the donor class and their allied super PACs.

    Looking to boost his favorability with women, Trump plans to spotlight his wife and daughter, whose passion for women’s health issues could help soften the candidate’s edges. Asked if they shared his opposition to abortion, Trump demurred. “I’m going to let them reveal themselves if people are going to ask that question, which they might not,” he said.

    Glancing at an office wall covered in mementos and awards, Trump picked up a campaign bumper sticker featuring his name in thick red letters. “A hot ticket,” Trump declared, smiling proudly.

    “I believe in the power of positive thinking,” the candidate said, “but I never like to talk it. It’s never in sight until you win it. You know, there are a lot of minefields out there.”

  90. The Wannabee
    by Richard Fernandez
    October 7, 2015 – 3:24 am

    David Ignatius, writing in Real Clear Politics, provides a glimpse into the kind of template the Obama administration regards as a solution. He describes Washington’s efforts to create in Afghanistan and South Asia a stable division of spoils where power, influence and money are shared to the satisfaction of all. Then with everyone bought off, peace will return.

    In the process Ignatius illuminates the central paradox of a foreign policy at once rhetorically idealistic and exceedingly cynical. In this seeming contradiction is the key to the administration’s philosophy.

    There are no ordinary people in Obama’s calculus, only players of one sort or another. The fate of Afghanistan is to be Islamabad’s reward for agreeing to one of those “grand bargains” which lie at the end of every Obama rainbow. Ignatius explains how if the Pakistanis help him out they’ll be awarded regional power status.

    Conceptually the administration’s diplomacy is similar to brokering deals among criminal gangs. The key is for the Godfather to figure out who should control what so that a ‘natural order’ can established and all unnecessary internecine violence eliminated. The advantages of this approach must have seemed so self-evident to the president he chided Vladimir Putin on March, 2014 in a speech before the European Union, for not getting with the program.

    Russia’s leadership is challenging truths that only a few weeks ago seemed self-evident, that in the 21st century, the borders of Europe cannot be redrawn with force, that international law matters, that people and nations can make their own decisions about their future. …

    And that’s why Russia’s violation of international law, its assault on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, must be met with condemnation, not because we’re trying to keep Russia down, but because the principles that have meant so much to Europe and the world must be lifted up….

    Ordinary people are collateral damage in the world of players. Once grasped, it is easy to understand why the administration is indifferent to the greatest refugee crisis in the history of the world; unmoved by the destruction of communities which have existed for thousands of years; uninterested in the destruction of irreplaceable civilizational artifacts.

    The administration has consistently preferred the company of dictators. When unrest broke out in Iran early in his term, Obama aligned himself not with the dissidents but the Ayatollahs. Some were surprised by this, but it proved the rule rather than the exception. He saw in moderate Radical Islamism (i.e. the Muslim Brotherhood) the hope of the Arab world. He negotiated with the Taliban and Castro; he instructed Hillary to “reset” with Putin’s Russia. He re-established an embassy in Damascus to deal with Assad. Though the Kurds would be his friends, he preferred the company of Erdogan. Time and again the president’s calculation was the same: deal only with the men with guns, never the men with dreams. Explaining his contempt for the Syrian democratic opposition, Obama dismissively said:

    The problem with trying to play the Godfather is one actually has to be the Godfather and Obama was not. Yet until the price of membership emerged there was a superficial attractiveness to running with the Alpha Wolves, to be among the movers and shakers who could rearrange the world over a glass of brandy without having to deal with Congressmen sporting bad salon tans.

    Given this temptation, Obama was incentivized to act as if the democratic processes were an inconvenience.
    Obama’s preference for autocratic action was abetted, if not fostered by the anti-democratic system of international institutions in which his fellow leaders operated. A British minister recently told a Conservative Party conference that “governments use the European Union to bypass national democracy and pass laws that national parliaments would not accept, a Home Office minister has admitted.” International organizations give them super-powers and so they use them. She used the example of mandatory passenger name records on flights, which she said British MEPs were currently pushing through in Brussels for an unnamed country.

    Substitute P5+1 for EU and the Iran deal for “refugee policy” and you get the drift. It must have been an intoxicating prospect for the newly elected Barack Obama, who had never held an substantial executive job in his life, to ascend so directly to the unaccountable pinnacle of power.

    The apparent advantages of personal power were deceptive. It came at the price of isolating the administration from the institutional expertise which normally surrounds it. It cut him off from pros, the people who knew why things were as they had been. Without Captain Congress and Colonel Constitution to set him straight, 2nd Lieutenant Barack H. Obama might like some newly minted platoon commander feel no obligation to listen to the grizzled sergeants who had successfully led the platoon in actuality until then.

    This false of confidence in his own genius encouraged the president to “denigrate” — to use the words of Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal — the professional advice of successful military men and to substitute his own questionable schemes in their place.

    David Petraeus testified last month to the Senate Armed Services Committee on U.S. policy in the Middle East. Regarding Syria, the former general and CIA director urged a credible threat to destroy Bashar Assad’s air force if it continues to bomb its own people. He also recommended “the establishment of enclaves in Syria protected by coalition air power, where a moderate Sunni force could be supported and where additional forces could be trained, internally displaced persons could find refuge, and the Syrian opposition could organize.”

    But Barack Obama does not agree. At his Friday press conference, the president described such views as “mumbo-jumbo,” “half-baked ideas,” “as-if” solutions, a willful effort to “downplay the challenges involved in the situation.” He says the critics have no answers to the questions of “what exactly would you do and how would you fund it and how would you sustain it.”

    America’s greatest living general might as well have been testifying to his shower drain for all the difference his views are going to make in this administration.

    So it is with this president. It’s not enough for him to stake and defend his positions. He wants you to know that he thinks deeper, sees further, knows better, operates from a purer motive.

    Remember how he mocked Mitt Romney for suggesting that Putin might be a problem?

    The pitiable state of Obama’s real native ability was exemplified by his attempt to crowdfund relief for refugees fleeing Syria. “As Syrian refugees continue to flee the violence at home, President Obama is turning to the modern tools of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship as a supplement to the more traditional means of humanitarian relief. At the request of officials from the White House Office of Digital Strategy, the crowdfunding website Kickstarter has begun its first social service campaign aimed at raising money for the United Nations refugee agency on behalf of Syrian refugees.”

    The Washington Free Beacon thinks it is no coincidence that “Obama’s top advisers on ISIS, Russia, and Cyber-Security have all resigned over the past two weeks”.

    Last week, President Obama’s education secretary Arne Duncan announced that he was leaving at the end of the year. Far less attention has been paid to the string of other high-profile resignations that have rocked the administration since September 22, when Bloomberg reported that John Allen, the retired general Obama hand-picked to lead the U.S. war effort against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, was stepping down.

    One week later, on September 29, POLITICO reported that Evelyn Farkas, the top Pentagon official responsible for overseeing U.S. relations with Russia and Ukraine, was leaving her post after five years. According to the site, the administration is expected to “have a hard time finding a replacement,” as Farkas’s resignation comes at a time of considerable division within the Obama administration over how to respond to Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria.

    The resignation of Ari Schwartz, the administration’s top adviser on cyber-security, was barely acknowledged. Schwartz stepped down on October 1, having served in the position since March of last year. His tenure coincided with a series of damaging cyber attacks believed to have been carried out by the Russian and Chinese governments, including the large-scale theft of sensitive employee information from the Office of Personnel Management.

    He had yet to learn that the men who could rearrange the world over snifters of brandy could also beat each other to death with baseball bats. It will be interesting to learn from future histories (if any are written) exactly when Putin and other American enemies first realized that he was faking it. But when the moment of discovery came, Obama soon realized that running with wolves came at the price of terrible danger.

    Unlike most men who felt humbled at being chosen president, many of Obama’s followers actually felt on his election that he elevated the office rather than vice versa. Jason Hill at the Daily Kos captured this odd historical expectation when he wrote in 2008 that:

    Obama carries with him The Capital of Restoration. The unprecedented outpouring of joy and tears at Obama’s victory from people all over the world is a clear sign that Obama can and will restore America’s rightful place in the pantheon of the world community. … Obama carries The Capital of Moral Authority. Moral authority is a quality that emanates from Obama.

    Thus was messianic leadership substituted for the constitutional. In this way was institutional expertise supplanted by rank amateurism. Ultimately president Obama was just an ordinary man who got in over his head.

    If he is to recover from the shellacking received at the hands of the wily Putin he must rediscover the ability to channel the genius of the American people rather than substitute his own meager abilities in their place. He must try to remember that his greatness comes from the greatness of his nation, rather than from some imagined virtuosity in himself.

  91. The contest for the Speakers job is very disappointing. The choice comes down to Chavetz who is like a coin operated laudromat, and McCarthy who reads People Magazine while others are reading policy papers.


    by CHARLES HURT7 Oct 201527
    First they ignored him. Then they mocked him. Then they tried tearing him down.

    With each failure to destroy Donald Trump, the political experts and establishment stooges only made him stronger. And now they don’t have a clue what to do.

    Those in Washington who still think a Donald Trump presidency is preposterous or absurd have only themselves to blame for creating an environment that has made it so easy for the swashbuckling, smack-talking businessman to rise so effortlessly to the top of the heap.

    It turns out that not only does the man enjoy very high energy, he also has incredible stamina. His staying power is a-MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZ-ing. Mr. Trump is outlasting all of his harshest critics and is now outlasting some of the surest favorites running for the Republican nomination.

    Scott Walker was the man to beat. He was a professional political expert with executive experience. He had won real political battles. And he accomplished all that without enduring the political mark of Cain: residing in Washington.

    His campaign’s spectacular collapse — rivaled only by that of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry — is sure not to be the last.

    Already, the jackals in the press have caught the scent of death around Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)93%
    ’s campaign and have begun circling and letting loose their heinous laughs.

    The most alarming thing about Donald Trump for these people is that they have, literally, thrown everything they can at the man. And, yet, he is still standing, completely unbowed. In the 3½ months since he launched his campaign, his popularity has only grown with every sling and arrow.

    They have accused him of rape and tarred him as a racist. They smeared him as a traitor. And, yet, Teflon Don remains undented, the toupee-less man unruffled.

    In the process, Mr. Trump has accomplished something no one thought possible. Meticulously, methodically, patiently, Mr. Trump has morphed into a legitimate candidate.

    He just released the latest of three very serious policy position papers, this one on taxes. The first two were on illegal immigration and guns — filling out a veritable triumvirate of most important issues for all conservatives and many independents.

    Each paper is deeply sophisticated and principled. And when was the last time a candidate for president got wall-to-wall coverage for releasing a policy paper?

    Certainly not when Jeb Bush released his policy position this week on, and I am not making this up, “energy.”

    “Unleash the energy revolution!” announced his campaign. Not to be confused with the “low energy” Mr. Trump is constantly accusing Mr. Bush of having.

    Charles Hurt can be reached at and on Twitter via @charleshurt.

  93. This two sentences from above explain Obama’s attraction to international institutions over national ones, and why he is moving to supplant national government with world government.

    “Obama’s preference for autocratic action was abetted, if not fostered by the anti-democratic system of international institutions in which his fellow leaders operated. A British minister recently told a Conservative Party conference that “governments use the European Union to bypass national democracy and pass laws that national parliaments would not accept, a Home Office minister has admitted.”

  94. The other striking point in Richard’s article Obama’s penchant for dividing up territory base on hegemonical considerations. Richard compares this to what a Mafia don does, to ensure stability—actually it was the Commission of La Cosa Nostra that did that, but the alternative analogy, and perhaps the more probative one is this is also what a man who knows nothing of executive leadership and has done nothing of substance in his life, a grifter, whose only experience is as a community organizer, this is what a community organizer does as well.

    As for the Kos comment, it illustrates the role of projection, betrayal, and a refusal on their part to accept feedback from reality. And for that they, like their light of love, should be relegated to the dust bin of history, and ignored in the context of any serious debate about the nation’s future. Those kids–adults with the minds of kids, are irrelevant now. Like parasites, they attached themselves to Obama, and in the fulsomeness of time, they will be forgotten.

  95. S
    October 7, 2015 at 10:25 am
    An excellent article.

    Again, cudos to Admin for being virtually the first in the blogosphere to see the potential of this candidacy.

  96. Way off topic… We need a game, or, better yet, a theme song to keep us going for the next 15 months. Growing up I loved 70s sitcoms. So, I nominate my favorite opening theme to a sitcom: “Laverne and Shirley.” I think it encompasses that “can do” spirit. Not that I have much “can do” spirit left but the theme song helps.

    As I used to say in my 3rd grade class while playing out TV shows, “I call dibs on being Shirley!”

  97. Apologies for the silliness. I’ve been bleeding money on taxes and medical bills all year. I can use every single laugh, or chuckle and would kill for a guffaw.

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