Iowa Caucus Weather Report: Cloudy With A Chance Of Trumpnado

Update: The final Selzer Iowa poll before the caucus says… Trumpnado! Trump 28, Cruz 23, Rubio 15, Carson 10. This is the gold standard poll and the big one before Monday. If these numbers hold up Donald J. Trump has defeated Fox News and all Big Media will take note. Big Media is the enemy.

Clinton 45, Sanders 43, O’Malley 3. Within the margin of error.

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Our analysis from years and months ago is now conventional wisdom.

Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign is in great trouble because she is not the candidate of CHANGE. Instead of attacking Obama’s horrid record of non-leadership and bad public policy achieved via unconstitutional means (anyone remember when Obama ran on the DailyKooks platform against the “Unitary Executive” and Hillary promised to roll back Bush’s executive orders and fight against the “unitary executive”?) Hillary hugs the creep.

Barack Obama’s terrible occupation of the White House has destroyed the Democratic Party at the local, state, and national level too, but you won’t hear a peep of noise about any of that from Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in collapse because she wants to be the Obama Third Term, not a breath of fresh air and CHANGE.

As to Donald J. Trump, while even the most rabid pro-Donald Trump websites, today, sing his praises, we were the only website that understood the Trump phenomenon to come from the very first. Indeed, our 2012 articles on Trump have been amplified and vindicated. On the day Donald Trump announced, we knew he was a force not to be sneered at. We’ve been proven right. Or should we say we will be proven right? On Monday. In Iowa.

Before every debate we declared Trump the winner. It wasn’t cheesy propaganda, or wishful thinking, on our part. It’s that we understood the strategic aims of the campaign and we saw that Trump prepped the landscape – like the battleship Iowa and her great guns blasting the enemy shores.



Donald Trump does not do subtle. When those 16 inch guns focus, they blast away, as Fox News has learned. Political campaigns are military campaigns by other means. Donald Trump understands that, losers don’t.

Donald Trump blasts away in clear English. There is no subtlety, it is clear, unabashed, English. Trump communicates. Some say “I wish Trump would say things differently, temper his language”. Some say “We wish the USS Iowa would shoot daisies.”

Donald J. Trump communicates a vision. Trump has a “Make America Great Again” vision. Trump communicates that vision in clear, strong, unabashed English. Ask yourself, what is the vision, the slogan of all the other candidates? Don’t cheat by researching the question.

That’s a game we play. We try to remember the campaign slogan of every campaign without researching the answer.

To this day we know the Trump campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”. We know the Jeb Bush SuperPac is called “Right to Rise”. We are almost sure that Rubio’s slogan is something along the lines of “a new generation of leadership”. But Hillary’s slogan? Sanders’ slogan? Bush’s, Cruz’s, Christie, Kasich, Paul, Carson, does anyone know the most fundamental answer to the question of what is their campaign slogan? That’s a clue.

When the USS Iowa appeared offshore, the enemy knew what the message was. When Trump appears, the American public thinks “Make America Great Again“. And therein arises a Trumpnado.

Donald J. Trump, Trumpnado, has the most far left kook union leadership worried. The New York Times follows our lead from months ago and today reports on Trumpnado season in the working class:

Labor Leaders Fear Trump May Draw Large Numbers of Union Voters

WASHINGTON — Of all the voters who might be expected to resist the charms of Donald J. Trump, the two million members of the Service Employees International Union would most likely be near the top of the list.

The union, which endorsed Hillary Clinton in November, is widely regarded as one of the more progressive in the labor movement. It skews female and racially diverse — roughly the opposite of a Trump rally, in other words.

But the union’s president, Mary Kay Henry, acknowledged that Mr. Trump holds appeal even for some of her members. “There is deep economic anxiety among our members and the people we’re trying to organize that I believe Donald Trump’s message is tapping into,” Ms. Henry said.

In expressing her concern, Ms. Henry reflected a different form of anxiety that is weighing on some union leaders and Democratic operatives: their fear that Mr. Trump, if not effectively countered, may draw an unusually large number of union voters in a possible general election matchup. This could, in turn, bolster Republicans in swing states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, all of which President Obama won twice.

The source of the attraction to Mr. Trump, say union members and leaders, is manifold: the candidate’s unapologetically populist positions on certain economic issues, particularly trade; a frustration with the impotence of conventional politicians; and above all, a sense that he rejects the norms of Washington discourse.

“They feel he’s the one guy who’s saying what’s on people’s minds,” Thomas Hanify, the president of the Indiana state firefighters union, said of his rank and file.”

Years ago we wrote that the labor union movement had abandoned the interests of the working class. Illegal immigration and the consequent low wage societies were the most obvious labor union leadership treachery against those that pay the bills. Union members have noticed, and now Big Labor bosses are worried. The Obama Dimocrat Party finally sees the oncoming revolution and is afraid.

Why do union members eye Trump with favor? Is it the economy? The U.S. economy’s growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending, businesses cut back on investment and global problems trimmed exports. That’s during the Christmas season with lots of warm weather for shoppers.

At this point, days before Iowa voters imitate the namesake battleship, the Obama Dimocrat Party is of little consequence. The battle is for the future. The battle is whether the political class on the GOP side can be destroyed. Donald Trump is the USS Iowa blasting at the ruins of the corruption which is the Republican Party.

David Frum suggests the Republican Party establishment, not retreat, but surrender:

Maybe the Republican Establishment Can’t Have It All

Given their failure to take down Donald Trump, is it time for GOP elites to let go of some cherished inward-facing policy priorities? [snip]

Trump is surely an even more vulnerable target than Gingrich, right?

But Donald Trump has come under repeated attack. But Donald Trump has come under repeated attack. Here’s an ad from the Club for Growth’s million-dollar anti-Trump campaign back in September. Here’s Rand Paul in August. Here’s a pair of mocking ads from Jeb Bush’s campaign in September and October. Here’s a savage ad from the Kasich campaign in November. Everybody’s been talking about the National Review special issue in January denouncing Trump. The Miss America contestant from Alabama made many of the same points when she was interviewed in the pageant in the fall of 2015.

The attacks have been fired. They failed. [snip]

For a very long time, the voting base of the Republican Party has been signaling desperate economic and cultural distress. [snip]

Donald Trump’s response to this dilemma is protectionism, immigration restriction, and a big helping of his own often-claimed superhuman toughness and competence. It’s maybe not a very adequate answer, but it’s an answer. What’s Marco Rubio’s answer? What’s Jeb Bush’s? What’s Chris Christie’s? [snip]

The Republican Party in 2016 presents a contrasting spectacle: a party so powerfully committed to ideas that it can no longer recognize that those ideas have ceased to resonate beyond its own shrinking coteries of activists and intellectuals. Party elites have been broadcasting for months that Donald Trump is not a consistent conservative—and it has not made any difference at all. Balked and baffled, they’ve convinced themselves that the secret is to say it louder. [snip]

Or maybe it’s time for the party’s elites to let go of some of their cherished inward-facing policy priorities, as the boy released some of the nuts from his grasp. Instead, they might try actually addressing the fears and anxieties of the American middle class: jobs, wages, retirement security. Negative advertising has been aired without success. Perhaps a positive program would do better? Before it’s too late?

It’s too late. The USS Trump is offshore, 16 inch guns trained on the GOP establishment. On Monday a combined Trump bombardment this weekend and the people with pitchforks.

For a long while now we have been writing that Donald Trump was the nominee. Trump was unstoppable we wrote before Labor Day 2015, during the endless “Summer of Trump”. Now, the conventional wisdom catches up:

Trump May Be Unstoppable If He Wins Iowa

“A wide range of senior Republicans told Politico that if Trump wins Iowa, he’ll more than likely be the nominee. One factor they repeatedly pointed to: An Iowa victory over Cruz would validate opinion polls showing him in command of the race. The Trump phenomenon would officially become a reality.”

Said a top official of a rival GOP campaign: “If Donald Trump wins Iowa, I think he has won—period. Ted Cruz is supposed to win Iowa. If Trump wins, he’ll be on a trajectory to come out of the SEC primaries [March 1] with close to triple the delegates of anyone else.”

It’s easy to write that now. Not so easy when we wrote it.

Speaking of liars and cowards, Nate Silver. Silver is the “numbers guru” who used to write for the DailyKooks website and trash us. Silver, in his subsequent books and writings never disclosed he got campaign data from Obama in 2008. Silver lied his way to a top column at the New York Times and now has his own website. For months Silver gave Trump single digit (2%) chances to get the nomination. Unlike our on target analysis, Silver did not think Trump would win Iowa, let alone the nomination. Now, Nate Silver is backtracking.

Nate Silver, like many pollsters are running away from their lies now that Iowa votes in a few days. Silver and his lying friends are at this late hour, after their lies and stupid “analysis” have failed, busy rewriting. Today, Nate Silver tweeted a picture with the caption: “Just hanging out by the White House.” The picture is of Trump Tower.

It’s a big state but the picture from Iowa is clear today:

Clinton is spending the day crisscrossing Iowa to shore up up a shrinking lead over liberal favorite Bernie Sanders, at the same time her would-be Republican opponent, Ted Cruz, is working to engineer a last-minute upset over a rising Donald Trump.

Donald Trump this entire weekend continues to bombard Iowa with rally after rally with those who want to Make America Great Again. A Trumpnado is coming.

If Donald Trump wins Iowa and Hillary Clinton loses Iowa, it is instant President Trump.

The political and Big Media establishment centered in Washington D.C. and New York City better take shelter. A Trumpnado is coming – not to Iowa but from Iowa.

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105 thoughts on “Iowa Caucus Weather Report: Cloudy With A Chance Of Trumpnado

  1. As predicted by us, the latest “surge” candidate is going the way of the earlier surge candidates:

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/29/politics/ted-cruz-iowa-under-siege/index.html

    Ted Cruz under siege in Iowa

    (CNN)Ted Cruz started the month riding high in Iowa. Now, he just wants to get out of the state alive.

    The self-styled rock-ribbed conservative is under siege, battling attacks from his right and left flanks who say the Texas senator with tea party and evangelical credentials isn’t who he claims to be.

    And as Cruz appears to be falling farther behind front-runner Donald Trump, his campaign is now looking in the rear-view mirror, concerned that Marco Rubio and the rest of the GOP field are closing in.

    Cruz’s problems were in sharp relief at the Fox News debate in Des Moines Thursday night, where he was everyone’s favorite punching bag. The consistent charge: Cruz is a fake.

    “This is the lie that Ted’s campaign is built on, and Rand touched upon it — that he’s the most conservative guy, and everyone else is a — you know, everyone else is a RINO,” Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday night. “The truth is, Ted, throughout this campaign, you’ve been willing to say or do anything in order to get votes.”

    Cruz, in the center of the stage because of Trump’s absence, finally got fed up with the attacks, and complained to Fox News moderator Chris Wallace.

    “Chris, I would note that that the last four questions have been, “Rand, please attack Ted. Marco, please attack Ted. Chris, please attack Ted. Jeb, please attack Ted,” he said. “Gosh, if you guys ask one more mean question I may have to leave the stage.”

    The front page of the Des Moines Register summed it up: “Rough Night For Cruz.” [snip]

    Cruz and his allies have sought to make this a two-man race, with Cruz battling Trump. When Trump decided to sit out the Fox News event, Cruz challenged the billionaire businessman to a one-on-one debate that would have served to keep him closer to the front-runner.

    But Cruz can’t seem to leave the pack behind. A loss in Iowa, or even a close finish by Trump and Rubio, would deal a big blow to his theory of the race, and put him on shakier ground going into later states.

    A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows that Trump has overtaken Cruz by 7 points, leading 32% to 25%.

    Most tellingly, both his campaign and one of his super PACs on Thursday launched new television advertisements against Rubio, a candidate they already saw on defeated.

    After spending weeks in the fall trying to paint Rubio as a moderate, Cruz had largely moved on, training his fire on Trump instead for the short-term. Instead, the money is going back to fighting Rubio over his support for “amnesty.” [snip]

    Meanwhile, Trump is free to skip debates and constantly question Cruz’s eligibility to serve as president.

    “I’m glad I wasn’t there ’cause I guess all of that — he got pummeled, wow,” Trump said Friday of the Fox News debate. “And you know they didn’t even mention he was born in Canada.”

  2. just in…latest poll before Monday

    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-01-30/des-moines-register-bloomberg-politics-iowa-poll-republicans

    Trump Overtakes Cruz in Final Iowa Poll Before Caucuses

    Donald Trump has overtaken Ted Cruz in the final days before Iowa’s caucuses, with the fate of the race closely tied to the size of Monday evening’s turnout, especially among evangelical voters and those attending for the first time, a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows.

    The findings before the first ballots are cast in the 2016 presidential nomination race shows Trump with the support of 28 percent of likely caucus-goers, followed by 23 percent for the Texas senator and 15 percent for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.

    The billionaire real estate mogul leads Cruz among those who say they definitely plan to attend, 30 percent to 26 percent. With the less committed—those who say they’ll probably attend—Trump also beats Cruz, 27 percent to 21 percent.

    “Trump is leading with both the inner core of the caucus universe and the fringe—that’s what any candidate would want,” said longtime Iowa pollster J. Ann Selzer, who oversaw the survey for the news organizations.

    Read the poll questions and methodology here.

    snip

  3. You are right.

    A successful campaign needs to have a slogan everyone can relate to.

    Make America Great Again is a prime example.

    Four words and you know what is stated goal is.

    Whereas the bush slogan right to rise

    It unintelligible, tells you nothing about his campaign, and is nothing to rally around.

    Put differently, right to rise gives you no incentive to elect him.

    It is so stupid that it could only have come for a $700/hr consultant like Mike Murphy.

  4. S, both Hillary and Sanders went up from their previous numbers. Hillary up 3, Sanders up 2. Everything is so close in this race that it’s hard to even tell who has momentum.

    Trump’s numbers are up(plus 6) and Cruz numbers are down (minus 2) in this poll. Trump has the momentum in this poll. Rubio? Marco was up 3 but… Selzer says this about the Rubio surge: “Support for Rubio, who has emerged as the leading establishment candidate, remained flat as the caucuses near. In fact, over the four days of the survey, his support dropped the last two days.”

    Big winner Trump.
    Big loser Fox News.
    Biggest loser GOP establishment.

  5. Mook is a nice guy. He’s got to go, after Palmieri. Then get rid of all the Obama infestation. But it is too late.

    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/mook-spooked-hillary-manager-predicts-trump-will-win-presidency-if-nominated/

    In a stunning admission, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager predicts in an email that Donald Trump will become president if he wins the Republican nomination.

    If Donald Trump takes the Republican nomination, our party will lose more than the presidency,” Robby Mook writes to supporters.

    “Years of progress will be ripped away. Obamacare will be repealed. Marriage equality will be rolled back. Get excited to visit the wall on the Mexico border — and get ready to pay for it if President Trump can’t magically get Mexico to cough up the cash for it.”

  6. from last thread:

    wbboei – Schlaffly is also remembered by many as the woman who fought so long and hard to keep women in the kitchen…. about ABM94 – maybe it’s good he doesn’t have to see Hillary turn into Obama….

    S – I’m really thinking she has an unhealthy thing for men who betray her….

  7. It’s too late. The USS Trump is offshore, 16 inch guns trained on the GOP establishment.

    And I think the smaller “14 inch” guns are trained on the democratic and independent parties, because many are defecting to USS Trump lol

    And haha to the Silver guy who cheated and accepted secret Obama info in order to help cheaters win (Obama, and the writer himself). Admin does it without cheating, long before anyone else, AND backs a real American winner, not the slithery cheating lying un-American Obama that Silver did.

  8. wbboei – Schlaffly is also remembered by many as the woman who fought so long and hard to keep women in the kitchen
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    The issue, I think, was the Equal Rights Amendment.

    She felt that the statutory protections were already in place.

    One of the concerns at that point was the draft.

    I am aware of that history and so is Peggy Noonan.

    I realize it seemed important to women at that time, including my mother.

    As far as ABM is concerned I agree.

    Then again, they all have feet of clay.

    The only thing I ask is that they be honest, and support the values I believe in.

  9. The shivery blokes in the overcoats are supporting OTHER candidates…. until the end when they follow her to change clothes. Then they can *all* walk on sunshine, even if it’s dreary outside! (no, I have no idea whom they all support lol)

  10. May beautiful Iowa, the heartland of the country, send trump on a quick, around the country, trip of success, all the way to the non-state, Washington D.C.!

  11. These stupid headlines that voters are mad, etc. miss the essential point.

    The point is they see with clear eyes the con job the establishment has been running.

    They know the establishment is selling their country out from under them.

    Therefore they have no faith in the establishment.

    Being mad may be a symptom of this, but the root cause is betrayal.
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    Sessions: Choose carefully America, 2016 is ‘THE LAST CHANCE’

    By PAUL BEDARD (@SECRETSBEDARD) • 1/29/16 5:34 PM
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    Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, a leading voice on trade, immigration and executive powers, is urging Americans to choose their next president carefully because 2016 “is the last chance for the American people to take back control of their government.”

    In a sober interview with Secrets, the Republican warned that liberal special interests, Wall Street moguls, and international media conglomerates are fast turning the United States into just another member of the European Union and that the effort is being led by a Democratic president eager to go his own way with executive orders.

    “This election is different because we have pell mell erosion of law, the constitutional order, where President Obama has pushed an agenda that eviscerates the immigration legal system, and pushed this trade agreement that will commence decades of transferring American economic power to an ever-expanding international commission. It’s just not going to stop” unless voters take action, he warned.

    “This is the way the European Union began,” he added.

    Highlighting immigration and trade, Sessions urged voters to choose a candidate who will commit to killing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with nearly a dozen Asian nations which is slated to cost 448,000 U.S. jobs, and finally make good on 30 years of promises to put an end to illegal immigration, which is costing the nation billions in welfare and undermining U.S. wages.

    “This election will be the last chance for Americans to get control of their government,” said Sessions, repeatedly making that point. “I think this election is the big one. To win, Republicans need to demonstrate that they care about the average person who goes to work every day,” he added.

  12. C’mon Iowa – you represent so many of the good values that a lot of the country has left behind (no personal offense to Gonzo and her WI!), it’s only RIGHT that you should start Trump on his tour to win EVERY state and make America be America again!

  13. Aw, admin, you’re raining on my parade 🙁

    Are you concerned about turnout? Or caucus cheating? Or they who have the ability to “count” the votes…?

  14. Lorac, every race we’ve run our internal directive is always the same “run as if you’re 20 points behind, work, work, work”.

  15. The final Trump message to Iowa, which is exactly what should be said as a last message before the voting begins.

  16. I realize it seemed important to women at that time, including my mother.

    Mark my words, should Schaffley’s brand of wanting women in the kitchen come back, alot of us will be standing up again! – and I do see some throwbacks on republican websites hoping Trump will take us back to where only one parent has to work (nothing wrong with that), but the one left behind at home is always the woman.

    lol I don’t want to go forward into the world of Islam and its oppression of women who are chattel, but neither do I want to go back to Schaffley’s utopia where women likewise have no choices, are chattel again, and are not equal occupants of our world.

  17. admin, I definitely agree with you……. in field hockey we called it “run until you hear the whistle”….

    oh, and to any western Iowa/”that other school” (Iowa State) people – I know you’re out thataway. Just because Herky the Hawk is leading the way, you’re most definitely welcome, too! 🙂

  18. Mark my words, should Schaffley’s brand of wanting women in the kitchen come back, alot of us will be standing up again! – and I do see some throwbacks on republican websites hoping Trump will take us back to where only one parent has to work (nothing wrong with that), but the one left behind at home is always the woman
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    With more women than men graduating from law schools and graduate schools, with women heading up major corporations, and with Shafley’s own career as a constitutional lawyer, do you really think a return to the kitchen is a real threat, as opposed to a rhetorical one.

    If so, then I encourage you to take the matter up with Peggy Noonan, who has a high regard for Shafley, is a well respected journalist, and for all I know does not know how to cook. It is her legal positions that interest me, and they do sound in the constitional doctrine of Madison.

    The bigger problem today is most men do not want to take the risk of getting married, and over 50% of the live births in this society are out of wedlock. That unfortunately is the societal trend, not just here but in the other western democracies. That particular problem is one the market cannot solve.

  19. lorac
    January 30, 2016 at 10:15 pm
    I realize it seemed important to women at that time, including my mother.

    Mark my words, should Schaffley’s brand of wanting women in the kitchen come back, alot of us will be standing up again! – and I do see some throwbacks on republican websites hoping Trump will take us back to where only one parent has to work (nothing wrong with that), but the one left behind at home is always the woman.

    lol I don’t want to go forward into the world of Islam and its oppression of women who are chattel, but neither do I want to go back to Schaffley’s utopia where women likewise have no choices, are chattel again, and are not equal occupants of our world.

    __________

    I couldn’t agree more about Schaffley

    I think both views are part of the same continuum – Schaffley’s “utopia” in which women are less than and the Islamic oppression of women. From the fundamentalist protestant’s assertion that women are to be submissive, to the Catholic church’s continuing fight for a stranglehold on the reproductive systems of women, to the refusal of many denominations to allow women into the clergy, to arranged marriages of girls to old men, to honor killings and brutality perpetrated against women by Islam and other religions – these unjust beliefs and actions all begin with the same notion of women are inferiority to men, thus merely property to be controlled and dominated.

    Screw Schaffley and every other woman or man who dares to diminish more than half the fucking population of this country. She and all those who believe as she does have damaged the cause of women’s rights, just as the so called progressives did when they swooned over Obama and fell at his feet like the brainless bitches they are.

  20. freespirit/lorac,

    Schaffley is never going to see her version of “utopia” happen. I am still trying to wrap my brain around Peggy Noonan as a “respected” journalist. She is as much a hack as Megyn Kelly.

  21. do you really think a return to the kitchen is a real threat, as opposed to a rhetorical one.

    wbboei – I’m not saying it’s a threat tomorrow. Maybe you had to be there, knowing as a little girl that you could be a secretary, a flight attendant, something approved of – until you got married, that is.

    There will ALWAYS be the threat as long as there are patriarchal powers out there who feel their “manhood” is diminished by women becoming equal. And if you think that is gone, I invite you to read the comment sections of some republican blogs.

    And in terms of threats, they are all just a culture-change away. Did anyone ever imagine that our kids wouldn’t know the importance of this country, what the constitution is, that we swear allegiance to our flag (representing the country/constitution) and not to a political figure. Did anyone imagine a socialist would be winning (polls) American states? Did anyone imagine that we would have a president who loves Muslim-ness and hates America? Did any imagine that we’d have a president who is trying to get rid of western culture, as well as dilute its white inhabitants? I think not, but here it all is….

    Change the culture from the bottom (youth) up, and eventually you get what you want. So having known (and been subject to) the past, it’s not just an impossible threat in my eyes. No, not tomorrow…. but the forces are still there.

    I have no idea why men are not marrying. I’d like to see the demographic breakdown among these men, that might help with some answers. (but I bet they eventually turn 70 and marry a 20 year old lol)

  22. I do know a lot of men like to order mail order brides, the nice sweet, submissive ones, where in their culture, their job is still to be a mother to their husband… lol

  23. lorac
    ————–
    If this is the concern, i.e. reversion to the mean, then the real threat to comes not from those who supported vs those who opposed the equal rights amendment—I speak not of old unhappy far off things and battles long ago cast as universals to enlarge the scope of their victory, but of the emerging future where Muslims become a large segment of the population, and choose to follow their own law–Sharia Law. The entire notion of gender equality is a outgrowth of western thought, and the elites here in this country and in Europe have lost faith in western culture, and are unwilling to fight to defend it. Whenever there is pressure they back down. The power and the momentum is with muslim culture, and in that context, beyond our lifetimes the scenario you worry about could easily come to pass. Therefore, I was wrong to assume that graduation rates mean anything over the long term, because politics changes everything. In that case, the problem will not be Shafley, but the devaluation of the core tenets of western culture. These are not my problems, and nobody has stepped forward and offered to pay me to help solve them.

  24. Its all up to the elites.

    Who, by the way, are keen to replace the American People with anyone who chooses to walk across our border and pay a fine for citizenship.

    I have got a better idea.

    Why not replace the elites.

    After all, there are far fewer of them, and if we start going after their money, they will self deport.

  25. “Your individual voting history as well as your neighbors’ are public record,” the flier read. “Their scores are published below, and many of them will see your score as well. CAUCUS ON MONDAY TO IMPROVE YOUR SCORE and please encourage your neighbors to caucus as well. A follow-up notice may be issued following Monday’s caucuses.”

    Below the text was a list of names, letter grades and percentage scores.
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    How to win friends and influence people.

    Beyond stupid.

    The worst of it is, it give baby cheeks rubio an opening.

  26. Jebediah is surging.

    Look, up in the sky, its a bird, its a plane—

    It is Jeb! in a lounge chair with helium balloons attached, rising into the stratosphere, no radio, no markings, in a daring stunt designed to show voters that he is still relevant and is not just another pretty face. Soon, he is intercepted by jet fighters and escorted down to earth, where his rig gets caught up in telephone wires, leaving Jeb! dangling in the air upside down. When they cut him down, and bring him to court, the judge asks for a plea, he says innocent, his attorney asks for an examination to determine whether he is competent to stand trial, and gives the court formal notice to the court and the prosecution that at trial Bush intends to assert by way of defense that he has a right to rise, and floating in the stratosphere interrupting air commerce, with angry birds shitting on his head, is a reasonable exercise of that right on the eve of the Iowa primary. The court clerk lets slip that the court is impressed with the lounge chair larry stunt and the imaginative defense, and is leaning toward an acquittal since Jeb! is a member of the elite class, ergo above the law–as well as terra firma.

  27. If I were an Iowa (or Illinois) citizen, I would be happy to caucus for Jeb!, and once in the caucus, I would tell everyone 10 reasons why he does not belong in the White House—unless the only alternative is baby cheeks Rubio.

  28. ahh yes, true to form FOX . com front page highlights all GOP Iowa contenders except, drumroll, Donald Trump. They have completely scrubbed his name from the website, as if he doesn’t exist.

    gee, do you think that will influence and fool the Iowa voter?

    how pathetic, FOX news. time to flush that institution, big time, on Monday.

  29. It was also quite evident over the weekend all FOX TV talking heads refused to mention “his” name.

    It is time for the all powerful FOX to meet its maker. Time to flush, folks. Pull that chain, Donald.

  30. wbboei – Schafly said a lot more about “women’s place” than “no” to the ERA (which she can claim big credit for defeating). And her voice and reasoning is still alive in a lot of men (and some women); I see it a lot in comment sections – there are men who say they feel castrated because oh,my! women work and excel.

    I think most everyone who is not a foolish twit knows the threat of Islam for women (and everyone).

    My point is that unexpected cultural changes can happen, and as historically it is women who are considered and made to be second class, I pick up on the threat to revert to that state wherever it comes from. Should Islam gain a greater foothold here, I don’t doubt there will be some American men who will join because it guarantees them the old time-honored place of superiority over women, men who can’t feel good about themselves without society telling them they’re better than women.

    Basically, I’m alert to the threat wherever it comes from, and I’m frequently reminded in comment sections that such a mindset still exists in America. I’m not about to focus on one potential threat and pretend the other doesn’t exist, given the unbelievable cultural changes I’ve witnessed just in my own lifespan. So, I think we have to agree to disagree 🙂

  31. wbboei
    January 31, 2016 at 1:40 am
    Why not replace the elites.
    After all, there are far fewer of them, and if we start going after their money, they will self deport.

    Self deport or get with the program sounds good. But they are running out of places to run. It is harder and harder to get residency in all kinds of places. And where they can buy a spot may not be so great. London, Paris and Zurich are kind of full. The global elites forget to game out the open borders stuff. Germany appears to be paying third countries to take the “unwanted”. https://www.rt.com/news/330734-germany-pay-countries-refugees/ Imagine migrating, throwing away your papers so you can claim to be a Syrian to live free and fed for a few decades, having a government hearing in an African embassy in Berlin, and getting shipped off to a sub-Saharan hell hole. Cost to Germany: 300 Euros and an slot on a Bulgarian charter flight. Now this is what I call cost/benefit analysis!

  32. so Trump wins Iowa and Clinton loses Iowa?

    Its going to be interesting watching the MSM ‘splain to us how Iowa totally matters to one but not the other.

  33. “Germany’s head of the Chancellery, Peter Altmaier, told the weekly mass-market newspaper “Bild am Sonntag” that the government was working on plans to allow for the deportation of criminal refugees to nations other than their countries of origin, if their home countries were deemed unsafe to return to.” http://www.dw.com/en/criminal-refugees-to-be-deported-to-third-countries/a-19014322

    So the Russian “story” is mostly true. But only criminals. The fact that everyone who enters the EU without a visa is technically a criminal doesn’t seem to have occurred to the open border globalists, migrants nor their social justice cheerleaders. Australia did this with “uninvited” guests who were sent to Borneo (a government contract) or something in nice camps with fake headhunters dressed up heckling them outside the razor wire. The illegal migrants suddenly found air-line ticket money in their smart phones apps to go home. And the Greek ferrymen tasked with hauling the illegal migrant hordes rubber rafting over from Turkey from the islands to Athens are on strike. How convenient for Greece. It is like they are in cahoots or something. Cause and effect.

  34. Some of the information on alternative media give us a quantitative clue about the migration in Europe. 70-80% are male and half are not legitimate refugees and they have been termed Rapefugees. That makes sense, 25% women and 25% legitimate refugee males, and 50% male Rapefugee/Terrorists. That is what open borders does for a country.

    These rapefugees are also assaulting and raping the refugees. What a horror.

    HEAR THE SILENCE

  35. Mormaer
    January 31, 2016 at 8:04 am
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    Yes. Yes. Yes.

    And if you read McKinsey, the premier management consultant firm, who has flung their Harvard trained geniuses on the world and ruined those corporations, this presents a perfect opportunity to go after bigger game, I mean why settle for wrecking corporations when the world is your oyster. They would approve of this rube goldberg exercise whereby Muslim Jihadist flee to the west, hide their criminal background, suck up on benefits, get portrayed by big media who loves them as long as they stay away from their Manhattan town houses, and the Zuckerberg compound, commit a rape here, or blow up a synagogue there, and viola they get deported at taxpayer expense to sub-Sahara africa where they open tattoo partners and enter the gun smuggling business with Susan Rice et ux, and make so much money that they return to the United States under the amnesty program of President butt cheeks Rubio, and move into the guest house of the Magnum mansion in Hawaii, so they can be near their light of love Obama, when he is not entertaining Tom Brokaw with exploding cigars. Now. Got that. Those are the facts. This presents a management problem, which sounds in supply chain management, and terrorist organizations present the perfect business model. This is simply to advise that McKinsey has he experts who can help the terrorist devise a seamless system for moving guns and bad guys around the world at low cost, and thanks to the economies of scale the more units they move, the lower the per unit cost, and the more profit and the money they will have to pay off Obama in retirement, and to pay the McKinsey fee.

  36. “Germany’s head of the Chancellery, Peter Altmaier, told the weekly mass-market newspaper “Bild am Sonntag” that the government was working on plans to allow for the deportation of criminal refugees to nations other than their countries of origin, if their home countries were deemed unsafe to return to.” http://www.dw.com/en/criminal-refugees-to-be-deported-to-third-countries/a-19014322
    ———-
    This is ass backwards. If this stupid fucking kraut has some unnatural desire to move criminal refugees from the middle east to Subshara africa, why send them on through Germany? Why not send them directly to Sub Sahara so they have more time to meet with their al Qaeda partners, and get weapons from Rice and her husband. Think of the air miles this would save, plus the wear and tear on these poor criminals. And besides which logic informs us that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. The answer is there are too many elites making money off this project to worry about little things like security. I mean pass ports must be forged, drug mules must be hired, Kerry needs to run his horse mouth, and Obama needs to say inside every terrorist is an American just dying to get out. Therefore, it falls upon the innocent to pay the butcher bill while the elites escape, and make gobs of money, preen in front of the mirror, and just feel good about themselves.

  37. some of us way back when were saying that Cruz was untrustworthy, strange, wierd, and definitely could never be elected President…some of us said look at where his money is coming from…yes, he may be booksmart but you just cannot trust the guy

    …now we see how really creepy he is with this paranoid mailer he sent out pointing out the voting records of people to their neighbors…and grading them…

    this is a big red flag about what kind of a leader he would be…yes, many of the campaigns have this info but most are not so heavy handed as to project ‘big brother is watching you and telling your neighbors about you’ out to the public for all to see…he reminds me of someone who would fall into the Nixon category…

    for a guy who does not like big government…heaven forbid he got his hands on all that so-called ‘private’ info the NSA has on all of us…

    I cannot wait for him to be out…out…out…of the race for good…yuk! I find him nauseating…

  38. Donald ‘teased’ this am with George S that he has some new endorsements coming…I believe he said a/some Senators will be endorsing

    maybe Sessions???

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

    last night while waiting for the SAG Awards to begin I caught a bit of Jerry Falwell Jr sitting down with Donald at some event and having a dialogue with DT and asking questions…

    Free…you are great at finding the clips…Falwell started with telling stories that many people know nothing about and Donald does not talk about…stories about so many people Donald has quitely helped behind the scenes for many years…

    In addition, George S tried to corner DT this am about ‘health care’ and an attack Cruz is using against DT about “single payer”…Donald shot back…we have to take care of people…we cannot let people die because they do not have money…we cannot let people with no money get sick when they can be helped with a pill or procedure…
    he said, George, I have a heart, we have to take care of our people…and went on we will work with the doctors and the hospitals and repeal and replace Ocare…

  39. Admin…I agree…who knows what can happen until the voters show up

    however, does anyone want to go out on a limb and give their prediction?

    I am going to take the jump and say Donald and Hillary win the caucuses

    can’t wait for tomorrow…finally…

  40. wbboei
    January 31, 2016 at 11:20 am

    As the saying goes “They done lost their minds!” This is what you get with “world class” globalist technocrats. And blame Greece instead of Turkey who is shipping them over with Erdogan’s human traffickers as fast as they can even if they run out of rubber dinghies and fake life preservers. Turkey is taking money from the UN and every other entity on earth to take care of refugees then turning around and extorting the refugees to ship them to Germany via Greece to get out of Turkey who has been paid to take care of them in the eternal con game. But the refugee industry is making money just like in the US. Greece is about to go passive-aggressive (EU rules allow labor strikes!) and let refugees all rot on the islands. The Dutch did suggest this week a reverse ferry system from Greek Isles to Turkey so they at least know what is going on even if Merkel’s monkeys in Brussels pretend not to. It would seem to be more humane that shipping them off to be bush meat after a brief criminal career in Bavaria. And a lot cheaper.

  41. “It will never get to an indictment,” Krongard (a former IG said)

    For one, he says, any criminal referral to the Justice Department from the FBI “will have to go through four loyal Democrat women” — Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, who heads the department’s criminal division; Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates; Attorney General Loretta Lynch; and top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

    Even if they accept the referral, he says, the case quickly and quietly will be plea-bargained down to misdemeanors punishable by fines in a deal similar to the one Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, secured for Gen. David Petraeus. In other words, a big slap on the wrist.

    “He knows the drill,” Krongard said of Kendall.

    Paul Sperry, a visiting media fellow at the Hoover Institution, is author of “Infiltration.”

    http://nypost.com/2016/01/31/this-was-all-planned-former-ig-says-hillary-state-dept-are-lying/
    ——
    I would be fine with that if I could be sure that: i) no lives were lost as a result of this breach of security, ii) the removal of the security clearances on those beyond top secret documents was innocent, and iii) and that this whole thing, as well as Benghazi did not have to do with gun running and CGI–a business which the Bush family also profits. Until those questions are answered with finality, and I doubt they will be, this business can never be put to bed. In a criminal law context, the wilful destruction of records after a lawful subpoena has been issued raises a spoliatory inference and shows knowledge of guilt. Also, we now know that contrary to his prior assurances, Obama had prior knowledge of these circumstances, yet he is the one who will refuse to indict, because he was therefore a co-conspirator. This refusal flies in the face of his constitutional duty to faithfully enforce the laws–a duty he never took seriously in the first place. Some might say this undermines the rule of law. It does, but it is as nothing when we have a custodian of the law, Chief Justice Roberts, who has no greater regard for the constitution than Obama, and in service of his masters has agreed to take up the immigration matter, so he can do their bidding. The way I look at it, his is the greater crime, because like the Nazi judge in Judgment at Nurenmberg, he knew better.

  42. Lorac: here is a prime example of what I was talking about—the growth of Islam, what it means, and the willingness of our elites to lie about it. This is where the future threat to gender equality lies. My friend the clairvoyant sees the whole global system of patriarchy collapsing. I will post a video of her work here if she gives me permission. But we really need to get past this Muslim thing first. Years ago, Sam Hunnington warned us about this, but he believed that this was the direct result of the youth bulge in that demographic. It appears from the work of this investigative journalist that we have a long ways to go, and the journey ahead is a perilous one. But we will all end up dead, if we follow the path of the globalists, whose commitment to a new global order is too reminiscent of Hitler for my taste

    https://youtu.be/4q-uHZ1WyfA

  43. wbboei – it seems like you’re saying “watch this one ball” and I’m just saying, “I’m watching any bouncing ball”. That doesn’t mean I don’t know about Islam. I think we’re good, okay?

  44. Obama 08 – Change We Can Believe In

    Bernie 16 – A Future We Can Believe In

    Same typeface, same color, same graphics, same slogan. You’d almost think they were connected somehow..

  45. I guess all the dem nominees are voluntarily letting Obama have a hand in the campaigns… So funny when you think about what a poor president he has been…. if the populace weren’t trained all throughout life, on both sides, to never cross party lines, this would never work….

  46. Just watched the Trump rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Interesting music selection to end the rally. Adele – Rolling in the Deep then the Stones – You can’t always get what you want and lastly, Nessun Dorma – Pavarotti.

    btw – Melania Trump. No woman has the right to be that beautiful.

  47. Fox has been campaigning against Trump all day. ..turned them off
    CNN has a Latino man on and when he said that this is racist I turned them off too. Why isn’t anyone publicly slamming this racist cr–. This is about illegal behavior and how it’s impacting our economy and culture…nothing else. When Hillary referred to the illegal issue as a racist issue she lost me forever.

    When we fought illegal overcrowded housing here in East Hampton, at first we were called racists but we changed the conversation. Now everyone acknowledges the problem and frank discussions are held as to how to best address the problem.

  48. I don’t understand…. if Merkel is putting all this money out to pay other countries to take them, why are all these countries not just putting money into making a darn refugee camp in a safe zone in those refugees’ own countries? Trump suggested it, but I wondered that at the beginning, because it’s what always used to be done.

    Well, I know Merkel and some others wanted some population replacement. But unlimited immigration? Destroying their own national cultures? Importing mostly men from countries which have no respect for women and think they are property? To change Trump’s words around a bit, a LOT of countries have stupid leaders….

  49. We have Hispanic neighbors who have joined us. They are as concerned about their property values and taxes as we are. They have also had it with illegal immigration. No one has ever complained of legal immigrants here from wherever.

  50. alcina – I hope Trump has caucuses and voting places monitored on the dem side, as well. Remember all the shenanigans Obama pulled. Especially the caucuses – they are supposed to check ID and check off the person’s name, but they didn’t all do that in 2008. Prime opportunity for illegals who are being stirred up by the racism charges from the dems.

    You know, all my life I was a dem, and felt it was the right thing because they cared about everyone. It makes me angry whenever I remember my post 2008 knowledge that it’s all about manipulation, stirring special interests up, including women, just to keep themselves in power.

  51. I want Hillary to win tomorrow despite my disappointment with her…I want trump to win as well. I don’t have to make decisions until when /if they face each other. To lose to Sanders will be down right humiliating. It still eats at me fro 08 and although I try to not be as vested, I can’t take seeing another guy like Sanders winning. Sadly, Hillary ignored so many people who love and adore her and she is still not getting the bot vote. The youngsters and hipsters are all flocking to Bernie.

  52. jb

    Sadly, Hillary ignored so many people who love and adore her and she is still not getting the bot vote. The youngsters and hipsters are all flocking to Bernie.

    ———-
    The young, uninformed voters flock to Bernie for three simple reasons:

    – Legal Mary Jane

    – Free college

    – Free healthcare

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    The don’t need to hear anything else. The nitwit adults that thought Berry was so cool, cute, clean and the smartest man on the planet, fell for the same bs and are still just as dumb as their idiot kids.

  53. Anyone think this breaking news tonight is good for Hillary2016 tomorrow?:

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/31/politics/sanders-clinton-trump-cruz-campaign-finance-super-pacs/index.html

    Liberal megadonor George Soros gives $6 million to Hillary Clinton super PAC

    (CNN)One of the nation’s leading Democratic donors, billionaire George Soros, is finally throwing his fortune behind Hillary Clinton, investing $6 million into a super PAC backing her campaign, federal election records showed Sunday.

    Soros, who backed Barack Obama in 2008 and has made some of the largest gifts to liberal causes this century, cut the $6 million check to Priorities USA, her top super PAC, on December 17, dipping his feet fully into the Clinton effort as she tries to beat back a surprisingly strong challenge from Bernie Sanders.

    Sanders, for his part, raised more than $20 million in January, his campaign announced Sunday. Sanders campaign says its January haul, which will not be reported on Sunday’s filing, came from more than 777,000 individual contributions.

  54. http://nypost.com/2016/01/31/trump-winning-over-latino-republicans-poll-says/

    Trump winning over Latino Republicans, poll says

    WASHINGTON — Despite his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is the favorite among Latino Republicans, according to new polling results revealed to The Post.

    Thirty eight percent favor Trump, followed by Cuban American Ted Cruz (15 percent), Jeb Bush (14 percent) and Cuban American Marco Rubio (8 percent), according to the national poll conducted by the Beck Research for the American Federation for Children.

    “If you’re trying to stop Trump – this poll should trouble you,” said pollster Deborah Beck.

    From Day 1 of his presidential campaign, Trump got into hot water with Hispanic organizations for asserting many Mexican immigrants are rapists, criminals and drug dealers. His campaign has since gained steam for his tough talk on building a border wall and making Mexico pay for it and implementing a temporary ban on all Muslims from entering the United States.

    “This poll finds that he’s building a committed base of voters. Trump is proving to be Teflon, and despite his statements about Hispanic voters, 38 percent of Hispanic Republicans back him,” said Beck, president of Beck Research LLC.

    The poll also found that GOP millennials are most drawn to Trump and Dr. Ben Carson (at 25 percent a piece).

    On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders is crushing it with young voters (64 percent) to Hillary Clinton’s 29 percent support among millennials. But the former Secretary of State is more popular among Hispanic Democrats – 52 percent compared to Sanders’ 38 percent support.

    The poll was conducted Jan. 19-24 and surveyed 1,100 likely voters. The survey of general election voters was conducted to survey school choice, and found 70 percent of Americans favor it, with even stronger support for education options among Hispanics and young people.

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

    again the media misrepresents DT’s words…he was talking about “illegal immigrants” not ‘legal immigrants’…which changes to whole point of what he was saying…

  55. Well, if you click on either one, it will take you to a large gif of Cruz trying to kiss a little girl, who is not interested in the least. His determination (I can see anger and embarrassed humor on his face) to kiss her is creepy….

  56. hey Neetabug!

    saw your post awhile back. how are you? if I remember correctly, you’re from the great state of OHIO. what is the political landscape like there? Hope all is well. 🙂

  57. lorac, that was beyond creepy..it was borderline abuse. She CLEARLY wanted him no where near her since she was flicking her fingers at him. That he thought his photo-op was more important than that child’s comfort level is beyond arrogant. It is unhuman….and inhumane.

  58. The Reuters Polling data is a five day rolling average for 1/24 to 1/29. I can’t find the daily numbers but a pop-up shows the low-high range for each day and each candidate.

    There is NO Rubio surge. It is a complete fabrication by his campaign and media. Any variation is within the MOE. He got nothing.

    Ted looks like he hit a five day high on last Monday (after church attendance of voters?) of 19.5, then started going down gradually until the day after the debate when he dropped several points on Friday to what looks like 10.2. The debate and Trump tactics creamed him. His “momentum” screeched to a halt. Thus the preaching and invocations of the “body of Christ”. He got a little bump after Sunday School last Monday 1/25 and may be trying to replicate it. He’s been Trumped.

    Like I said the numbers in the daily figures on this poll graph are low-high five day averages. But Trump took a hit on the day before the debate, Wednesday 1/27 when he told Murdoch to go blow. On Wednesday his five day dipped to 35.9 (low/high to that date 32 to 40 with 40 probably a all time high so he went down to 32 on that ONE day) until the voters could think through the media spin. By Thursday 01/28 a steep climb up and out of the FOX-hole with a low-high of 36.7 to 44.7 with the high being almost certainly the daily figure for Thursday. Then up again on Friday with a the rolling average of 41.5 from a five day of 37.3 low to 45.7 which is a all time high. Friday Trumps ends with 45.7 which is getting close to 50% and a blowout in the primaries.

    My figures are almost certainly flawed because the daily individual polling percentage (that I can find at this early hour) is not shown but rather a five day average with high-low. But Trump won the battle of the debate and probably killed off the candidacies of Cruz and I suspect Rubio too. And he bloodied Murdoch’s nose. And is defying the elites narrative. David and Goliath rather than Ted’s “body of Christ”. Lucky Donald.

  59. admin
    January 31, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    That would indicate she is the globalist’s choice in the Dem field. What a horrible honor and dreadful timing. Soros giving money directly to globalist Republicans would be unseemly but his buds are. By going to work for Obama, not by losing to him in 2008, but actually working for that POS, she got stuck in the tar-baby. Emails, Bengahzi, CGI, failure, Obamacare, open borders, etc she is stuck. That was the worst decision of her life. Abusive relationships, which is what hers is with Obama, always turn out badly. Did she have a “kick me” stuck on her back at State and the DNC? And she is trying to run on women’s issues? Forget the Bill stuff. She needs to look in the mirror on the crap she takes from Obama.

  60. Lorca,
    Not to excuse Ted Cruz, but in checking out that creepy video, I noticed that the little girl was his daughter. Having had 3 kids, I do know that they can,on occasion, be in a snit and not want to kiss you, just to make you look bad, or to pay you back for having been disciplined. But I do agree he is creepy, but maybe not because of that video. She probably did not want to be there at campaign event. He was trying to exploit her. Glad to see she was feisty enough to flick him off!

  61. Alibe, so what you’re saying is that even Cruz’s kids don’t like him? 🙂 Kids do the darnest things at the darnest times. It’s one reason why actors don’t like to work with children – scene stealers the whole bunch of them. 🙂

  62. I would be the last person to stick up for Cruz, who reminds me of a snake-oil salesman, but the title of the NY Mag article says more about the publication than Cruz:

    Ted Cruz Was a Smelly, Terrible Roommate

    If he were actually a good candidate, which he IS NOT. I wouldn’t care if he smelled like the south end of a north bound mule when he was in college. Comments from Cruz’s college roommate, who was a screen writer for some pretty big Hollyweird films (part of the entertainment industry’s far left crowd?) about Cruz personal habits from way back in the day are irrelevant.

    The media in this country is a crock. Obviously the fact that MSM sucks in no big revelation – just sayin’

  63. Gonzo, The reporter indicated the airplane hangar was not a classy location. He implied the only reason Trump would have it there so he could show off his airplane. They just don’t get it. I wonder if an airplane hanger would be considered not classy if Obama was there with AF1.

  64. Oh… the timing. Fortunately, Bernies supporters are too stupid to grasp the significance of this connection. They are on this be kind to Muslims because they are not white, and adopt a pet globalist and save the planet kick, and legalize dope–dopes for dope–mares eat oats and dohs eat oats and little lambs eat ivy a kid will eat ivy too wouldn’t you. Dopes. And now the pez de resistance—the stock market opens lower. DON’T WORRY!! Soros will save the world. How? By sinking the middle class with open borders, carbon credits, secretary of state project, a wall of money, purchasing 120 newspapers, 6 million to the campaign, a new international currency, pushing the US down and China up. And save the world. Unless there is a profit in tanking the world . . . in which case he will tank the world . . .and brag about it to journalists–sure as god made little green apples. He must have very good security. Very. I just hope the Simon Weisnehaul Institute catches up with the world’s oldest Navi before he slips the mortal coil. Justice delayed is justice denied. But don’t worry. Everything will be fine in Iowa. Just fine.
    ———

    Anti-Trump Saudi Prince Tied to Both Rupert Murdoch And Hillary Aide

    Fox mogul Rupert Murdoch is partnered in multiple media ventures with Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaweed Bin Talal, including an Arabic religious TV network with a direct tie to Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin.

    Both Prince Alwaweed Bin Talal and Murdoch’s Fox News network have become vocal critics of GOP Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. On December 11, 2015 Bin Tala took to Twitter to savage Trump:

    The Al-Resalah TV network is a venture created by Alwaleed in association with Rupert Murdoch. As The Guardian reported in 2010:

    A company headed by the Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says it plans to launch a new Arabic television news channel in partnership with Rupert Murdoch’s Fox network. The prince said the Kingdom Holding company’s 24-hour channel “will be an addition and alternative” for Arab viewers. It will compete with al-Arabiya and al-Jazeera.

    Al-Resalah TV’s stated goal is to “present true Islam” but the network’s programming has been often been radical. As The Sun reported in 2006:

    [M]uch of the content on his TV channel is overtly anti-Western. On March 31, the secretary-general of Al-Resalah, Sheik Tareq Al-Suweidan, gave a speech at Dialogue between Europe and Muslims, a convention in Copenhagen that the channel was covering. “The West have done strategic mistakes … they underestimate the power of Islam,” he said. Sheik Suweidan praised the election of Hamas and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, warning: “The West have no chance but to deal with Islam, and we are extending our hands in peace and dialogue – you have slapped it. We do not accept insults.”

    According to the official website of Prince Alaweed, one of the members of the Supreme Advisory board for his Al-Resalah TV network is “Dr. Abdullah Naseef, President of World Muslim Congress and President of Forum For Social Studies (FFSS).”

    As Breitbart News has extensively documented, Al-Resalah TV board member Dr. Naseef is the longtime benefactor of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s family business, the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs.

    As Vanity Fair reported:

    When (Huma) Abedin was two years old, the family moved to Jidda, Saudi Arabia, where, with the backing of Abdullah Omar Nasseef, then the president of King Abdulaziz University, her father founded the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, a think tank, and became the first editor of its Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, which stated its mission as “shedding light” on minority Muslim communities around the world in the hope of “securing the legitimate rights of these communities.”

    It turns out the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs is an Abedin family business. Huma was an assistant editor there between 1996 and 2008. Her brother, Hassan, 45, is a book-review editor at the Journal and was a fellow at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, where Nasseef is chairman of the board of trustees. Huma’s sister, Heba, 26, is an assistant editor at the Journal.

    In his early years as the patron of the Abedins’ journal, Nasseef was the secretary-general of the Muslim World League, which Andrew McCarthy () claims “has long been the Muslim Brotherhood’s principal vehicle for the international propagation of Islamic supremacist ideology.”

    The Muslim World League was the mother organization of two groups the U.S. government thinks was involved in funneling money to terrorists–the Rabita Trust and the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO). Both groups are listed on the Treasury department’s website of terrorist organizations. Naseef’s Rabita Trust co-founder Wa’el Hamza Julaidan was one of the founders of Al Qaeda.

    These connections have been hidden by the mainstream media. Breitbart News demonstrated attempted to muddy the connection between Saudi Arabian raised Huma Abedin and Nassef when questions about Abedin were raised by a group of Congress members in 2012.

    It’s been widely reported that Bin Talal is a large investor in Murdoch’s Fox News, but much less attention has been paid to Al-Resalah.

    In early 2015, Bin Talal’s Kingdom Holding Company reduced his stake in Murdoch’s News Corp to 1 percent but maintains a 6.6 percent interest in 21st Century Fox, which controls Fox News. As CNN Money reported:

    News Corp. is Murdoch’s publishing operation, made up of the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal as well as the book publisher HarperCollins. The more valuable 21st Century Fox is home to a host of television and film properties such as Fox Searchlight, the Fox broadcasting network and Fox News.

    “We have a strategic alliance with Rupert Murdoch for sure and I have been with him for the last 15 or 20 years,” Alwaleed said. “My backing of Rupert Murdoch is definitely unwavering.”

    The connection between Alwaleed, Murdoch, Abedin, Hillary Clinton and Saudi Arabia are troubling given a number of recent events.

    Prince Alwaleed is boasting about his role in impacting U.S. elections. As Breitbart News Network’s Aaron Klein reported, the Saudi Arabian news site Sabq claims that “Alwaweed Bin Talal caused a decline in Trump’s popularity.”

    CNN reported in 2008 that “donations to the William J. Clinton Foundation include amounts of $10 million to $25 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Huma Abedin was hired as a consultant to the William J. Clinton Foundation after Clinton left her role as Secretary of State.

    Abedin is also at the center of Hillary Clinton’s private email server scandal.

    Huma Abedin’s mother currently lives in Saudi Arabia and runs the Journal for Muslim Minority Affairs and is also a dean at a woman’s college there.

  65. The media in this country is a crock. Obviously the fact that MSM sucks in no big revelation – just sayin’
    ———-
    No no no.

    You are not just say’n

    You are stating an empirical fact, and a political truth.

    They are spokesman for the Washington cartel, and parasites feeding off the host which is the American People. Thus, it is hardly surprising that they should react this manner. A thorough de-lousing which kills the parasites is THE LAST THING IN THE WORLD the parasites are interested in. It could interrupt their feeding frenzy as they reduce a healthy animal to a moribund carcus, with the help of their great big big media beloved messiah.

  66. first a campaign run by O people, then a campaign based on being O3 on Steroids…and now $ 6 MILLION DOLLARS from George Soros into a superpac for Hillary…

    cannot be denied what Hillary’s campaign is shaping up to be and the policies she is telling us she will promote…

    Heaven help us…

    thank goodness there is an alternative to O3 and George Soros

  67. S
    February 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm
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    Sad sad sad. She’s been bought and sold. How anyone could now deny it is beyond me.

  68. If she has been “bought and sold”, if that’s the motivation for the changes in Hillary since 2008 – why now? She and Huma are long term associates.

    I hope she beats the pants off Bernie Boy – but, don’t want to actually see him with his pants off. Not a pleasant thought.

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