Update III: Conservative intellectuals to issue manifesto denouncing Trump. In a special all-Trump edition of National Review! It’s over for Trump now gals and guys. This should put Trump over the top even in Hawaii and Massachusetts come November.
Trump couldn’t pay for that much help from National Review if he owned the magazine, and ordered every story to praise him in pages perfumed with scents from Araby.
Is Trump the luckiest man alive ever??? On Saturday Ted Cruz will try to stop the death spiral of his campaign in Iowa with Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck people, Glenn Beck! Glenn Beck will bring more TEDdy bears for Cruz to distribute to illegal immigrants while TEDdy Cruz talks about how tough he is on illegal immigration. Zonkers Bonkers!
Speaking of illegal immigration, how much fun do you think Donald J. Trump will have with the up to now secret arrest of Marco “Tony Montoya” Rubio? It’s a Jeb Bush opposition research dump on Rubio but Trump will get all the laughs from this one (remember that last minute story about George W. Bush’s arrest record).
Luckiest man alive. Maybe Barack Obama will give a speech devoted to Trump hate too and get Trump over 90% of the vote.
Update II: Shock Iowa poll from CNN: Trump leads Cruz by 11, Sanders leads Hillary by eight. Ted Cruz supporters who ignored our analysis have found an answer to the facts on the ground as they face reality: Maybe Trump really is quietly running Cruz off the field and he’s gearing up to run the table in all 50 states. Not enough horse tranquilizers in the world.. Horse tranquilizers! Thorazine can be found in Iowa in ample amounts.
Thorazine for the Canadian backers as reality bites. What about Hillary supporters? For the Brooklyn brains of Hillary2016 who still think the Obama third term strategy is smart – we suggest they get off the LSD.
Donald Trump holds a commanding lead in Iowa as Sen. Bernie Sanders takes control of the Democratic race in the critical first-in-the-nation voting state, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Thursday.
Trump leads Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who is in second place in the GOP race, among likely Republican caucus-goers, 37% to 26%. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, is in third at 14%, the only other Republican in double digits. Ben Carson failed to register half of Rubio’s support and is in fourth place at 6%.
Sanders, meanwhile, has opened up an eight-point lead over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, leading her in Iowa 51% to 43% among likely Democratic presidential caucus-goers.
The full impact of the Sarah Palin effect has yet to be felt in Iowa. This is the best case scenario for Donald J. Trump we have written about before anyone else: Trump wins Iowa then runs the table to become the early nominee. Hillary loses Iowa which leads to a death march against Sanders and the multiplying problems of more candidates and that yet-to-be-revealed candidate, behind the tapestries with the knife, which will be revealed at the convention – to stop Hillary. Get used to saying “President Trump”.
Get over yourselves. What you feel doesn’t matter. What you think doesn’t matter. Unless you’re in Iowa your thoughts and feelings don’t matter. The ball is now in Iowa. The roulette wheel is spinning. Your thoughts and feelings will not move that little ball and get it to land in your favored slot. Get over yourselves. And don’t speak too soon – For the wheel’s still in spin – And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’ – For the loser now will be later to win – For the times they are a-changin’.
After the “he won’t run” then “he’s not serious” then “he has no support” then “he can’t beat the others” then “he can’t stay on top” then “he will fade” then “the establishment candidates can’t beat him but another outsider will” we’re now at “Cruz will be different than Walker and Carson ’cause he will win” and right back to the risible “it’s over for Trump”. Donald Trump was supposed to once again lose in Iowa. Then the Apocalypse arrived.
Donald Trump was supposed to lose Iowa to Scott Walker, then Trump was to lose to Ben Carson, then Trump was to lose to Ted Cruz. Donald Trump had other plans. What Donald Trump feels and says matters because he can influence where that little ball lands. That’s all yesterday was about. Sarah Palin was about winning Iowa. Donald Trump’s Cheshire cat smile was about winning Iowa. Everything that happened yesterday was about winning Iowa. It’s all about Iowa right now. Whether we or you or the woman on the moon feel good about Iowa as the lead state or think that is bad, does not matter. It is.
After Iowa it will all be about New Hampshire. At that point all your feelings and thoughts won’t matter – unless you vote in New Hampshire. Then the feelings and thoughts of Iowa won’t matter at all. Right now, Iowa matters. If you live in Iowa your feelings matter, your thoughts matter. Everyone else: get over yourselves – your thoughts and feelings don’t matter. Capiche?
That does not mean we cannot try to understand what is happening. Unless you are a candidate for president or a voter in Iowa, or someone hired by one of the candidates or volunteering for one of the candidates, all you can do is try to understand what is happening in Iowa. Feelings and thoughts are not worth one bit of damn if you are not in Iowa.
The Sarah Palin Apocalypse of yesterday was all about Iowa. If Sarah Palin helps Donald Trump win Iowa then, as we wrote yesterday and even earlier, it’s over – but not for Trump. If Trump wins Iowa Trump wins the nomination. If Hillary on the same night loses Iowa then we think Trump is elected president months from now.
Let’s understand what is happening. There’s really not much to add to what we have written before. But every time we have to explain. Let’s start with Ted Cruz supporters who are livid with Sarah Palin. Let’s make this as clear as possible once again: Ted Cruz has no chance of being the GOP nominee. It’s either Trump or Jeb!
The GOP establishment might try to squeeze Rubio in if Jeb continues his death march to oblivion but it is either Trump or Jeb. All Ted Cruz can accomplish is join the list of all the other “surge” candidates (recall when we wrote that Carly Fiorina would surge from the low single digits to the high single digits then back to the low single digits?) propped up by the GOP establishment to take down Trump – but Cruz will not be the GOP nominee. Get that through your thick skulls. Ted Cruz will never ever be the GOP nominee. It’s either Trump or a schlub chosen by the GOP establishment.
As we wrote in August of last year:
Is there anything dumber than a Ted Cruz supporter? Well, maybe a Carly Fiorina supporter. Maybe a Ben Carson supporter. [snip]
Some of the dummies will find what we say provocative. But take it from those of us who attended the 2008 Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic National Committee. [snip]
Hey, dummies, why do we call you dummies, especially you Ted Cruz dummies? We call you dummies because you think that once Trump goes away your candidate will rise and maybe have a chance to win. That’s so stupid. Your candidates don’t have a chance. The fix is in. We think Ted Cruz supporters are especially stupid because they think that the establishment figure most hated by the establishment due to his personality and obnoxiousness (which we do think should be admired by the way) won’t be swept away with ease by the very forces that have tried with all their raw power and vitriol to destroy Donald Trump.
We have to mock any and all supporters of candidates who say “oh, I like so-and-so,” “oh, so-and-so is so inspirational,” “so-and-so candidate is really blah-blah-blah and I really think that he/she has a strong chance to win this thing,” or the dumbest of all “I just want a candidate that can win and so-and-so is it!” Hardy-hardy-har-har – LOL – ROTFL – Ha!
The fix is in dummies. Only one candidate can win now other than Jeb Bush. Like it or not it is Trump or Bush.
Since we wrote that article last year, as “it’s over for Trump” was still the mantra of Big Media, Donald J. Trump has pretty much smashed Jeb Bush. But the ancien régime will plot and not go quietly. Jeb Bush is a moldy peach completely rotted after weeks in the heat but he is still the establishment’s moldy peach. The moment Donald Trump is removed, the moldy peach is the meal. Eat dogs!
Ted Cruz thinks he is a shiny apple who could be nice to Trump, then at the last moment push Trump aside. Do you laugh or cry at such foolishness?
Ted Cruz has had a really rough day yesterday. Add to a lawsuit filed in Texas by a Democrat lawyer questioning Cruz’s natural born status, an avalanche of bad news. We side with Cruz on ethanol subsidies but the savage attack by the very popular Iowa governor made headlines in the only state that matters and is more important than what we think and feel.
Sarah Palin, like the force science terms “gravity”, pulled it all together yesterday. The assault of bad news against Ted Cruz reached crisis levels. The news coverage “medium is the message” made a lie of the claim that Sarah Palin did not matter. If Sarah Palin’s endorsement did not matter, why did it matter so much on every communications media on earth?
We’ll take a moment to comment on Sarah Palin’s physical voice – which is what many settled on as a consolation prize to mock Palin. Yeah, Sarah Palin’s voice is a high pitched nightmare. So is Hillary Clinton’s “screech”. Guess what? Women have voices that hit high registers and the louder they get the more painful it is at times. But we hear “why don’t they take voice lessons to lower the screech?” Then these same people will say they want “real” “authentic” voices, not manufactured voices. But, then voice lessons, right? If you don’t like the candidates put through the “makeover” process and turned into manufactured overly processed messes, then don’t ask for voice lessons. It’s a problem for women. It’s a long term problem for women. At the same time screechy voices are annoying and… well, we don’t know what to say about all this. It’s unfair and we should recognize our unfairness. We do know that Sarah Palin’s powerful political voice is a problem for Ted Cruz:
Say what you will about her, but Sarah Palin always did have great political timing.
Palin’s specialty is upending the news cycle, or “kinda stirring things up a little,” as she put it in Iowa on Tuesday. [snip]
Some will say Palin won’t help Trump much. She has, after all, faded from the public eye in recent years as her stunts grew less political and more profitable. [snip]
But the naysayers misunderestimate Palin’s unique appeal—and that of her chosen heir, Trump. In a normal election year, Donald Trump’s three marriages and his casinos would discount him amongst the social conservative, largely evangelical Iowa Republican primary electorate. But this is a base that isn’t looking for a peacetime nominee. They’re looking for a wartime nominee and the enemy is Washington.
If battle with the establishment is your goal, there is no greater ally than Palin, who has made a very lucrative career out of being the bane of the Grand Old Party’s existence. Just ask Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who, Trump noted in the news release announcing Palin’s endorsement, once said that he “would not be in the United States Senate were it not for Gov. Sarah Palin. … She can pick winners.”
Cruz is vying for the anti-establishment mantle and in recent weeks overtook Trump in Iowa polls. Palin’s endorsement comes the same day that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, once an establishment man who got elected, in part, with Palin’s help, said he hopes Cruz is defeated in Iowa.
Palin’s endorsement could help reassure conservatives wavering over Trump’s somewhat liberal record and, as Cruz put it in the last debate, his “New York values.” And, as Palin herself noted, she brings even more heightened attention, media coverage and notoriety to Trump’s campaign, which has hardly been lacking for any of those things. Her campaign events with Trump will vastly overshadow those of any other candidate for the rest of the week.
“Mr. Trump, you’re right. Look back in the press box. Heads are spinning. Media heads are spinning,” Palin said with glee, circling her right index finger around. “This is going to be so much fun.”
Fun is probably not the word much of the Republican Party, including rival Cruz, might use.
Today, as Sarah Palin continued her march through Iowa alongside Donald J. Trump, more bad news for Ted Cruz:
FEC complaint filed against Ted Cruz for undisclosed loans in 2012 Senate campaign
The left-leaning group Texans for Public Justice filed a complaint Tuesday alleging that Ted Cruz purposely hid more than $1 million in loans from major banks during his 2012 Senate campaign.
The allegations mirror details uncovered last week by The New York Times, which found that Cruz had failed to report loans from Goldman Sachs and Citibank to the Federal Election Commission, as required under federal campaign law.
“It is a big deal,” said Craig McDonald of Texans for Public Justice. “He left the voters of Texas in the dark as to who was underwriting this campaign.”
“Cruz is railing against the big banks and Wall Street, and yet he hid the fact that CitiBank and Goldman were actually providing him the money to run the campaign,” he said.
To all the attacks against Ted Cruz the response from the Ted Cruz campaign has just been announced. It is a catastrophic response. It is a catastrophic response for Ted Cruz. This will not help Ted Cruz, but rather will implode his campaign in Iowa and everywhere else:
Glenn Beck to appear with Cruz as he swats at Trump
Conservative media personality Glenn Beck will make appearances with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Saturday in Iowa, ABC News reported late Tuesday.
The news came shortly after Beck took to Facebook on Tuesday to attack Cruz’s rival Donald Trump and Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee who endorsed Trump the same day.
Why is this Beck move a bad move for Cruz? Well there is that business about Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin’s Downs Syndrome child. Cruz better have a lawyer’s briefcase full of why attacks on Sarah Palin’s kid is not a problem. Where Glenn Beck will hurt Ted Cruz the most is what we will call “the TEDdy bear problem”:
Ted Cruz Joins Glenn Beck to Deliver Soccer Balls, Teddy Bears and Food To Illegal Immigrant Kids
Just when you think things can’t get any crazier with the illegal alien invasion of the United States through our porous southern border, it does. The hullabaloo occurring because of “children” crossing the border, which the mainstream media touts as the majority of crossers in opposition to actual fact, is producing controversy between upholding the law and breaking the law. Glenn Beck is taking soccer balls and teddy bears along with meals and clothing to the Texas border to “help” these children using his own money and money he solicited from his followers. The surprise in all of this is that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is now joining with Beck at the border on Saturday to “feed, clothe, and provide toys for illegal immigrant children.”
Isn’t that special? Teddy bears from Ted. Ted Cruz’s record on amnesty for illegal immigrants is the focus of several attack ads already. Get ready for the TEDdy bear ads.
TEDdy bear attack ads against TEDdy bear Cruz? Will that work? What we think or feel about illegal immigration or amnesty does not matter right now. What do the people of Iowa think? The pro-amnesty Des Moines Register reported yesterday:
Iowa proves hard place for immigration reform message
The Republican hopefuls who have spent time at the top of the Iowa polls this cycle — Trump, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson — have made their opposition to so-called amnesty for undocumented immigrants a key part of their platform. Republican candidates who support allowing some sort of path to legal status have struggled to get traction. [snip]
As the presidential campaigns got underway, the candidates argued whether U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants are bona fide U.S. citizens, while deploying the derogatory term “anchor baby.” The term accuses women of crossing the border illegally to give birth, thereby conferring citizenship on the baby and providing advantage under U.S. law to other family members seeking legal residency.
Conservative favorites like Cruz are running on anti-amnesty and pro-border-security platforms.
“People are fed up with empty talk,” Cruz told the Arizona Republic. “We have a crisis on the border. The federal government is not doing its job.”
There’s a crisis on the border and Ted Cruz came armed with TEDdy Bears.
Glenn Beck in Iowa will revive Ted’s Teddy Bear problem. We suppose Beck and Cruz will plead they are “bleeding hearts” like the liberals they mock. But we imagine Donald Trump will have something to say and do with this ammunition. Think Trump will use this ammunition? You betcha!
Since he announced, Donald J. Trump has been savaged by the left, the right, the center, and Big Media. Donald Trump has been attacked by just about everyone and he has not only survived, Trump has thrived. Think anyone else on the GOP side could withstand what Trump has withstood?
Donald Trump has shown the political establishments and Big Media the power of his message. Ted Cruz has a teddy bear.