Shocker!!! @RealDonaldTrump Tops Polls As Pope Attacks Trump – #Hillary2016 Shrinks

Update: Some fun to take note of as we approach the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious South Carolina primary on Saturday. You do know that South Carolina is winner-take-all right? Trump will emerge from South Carolina with a huge chunk of delegate change.

Saturday might also be the last payday for Jeb Bush staff. Reports are that Jeb’s coffers are low energy. The SuperPac has run out of energy too with about $15 million left. Even Bob Dole sees the end and has set Jeb adrift.

We’re exercising our wits and husbanding our bile for Saturday’s post. By then we should be in full snark/sneer mode as the election returns come in.

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Donald J. Trump is poised to win the GOP nomination on Saturday if he wins South Carolina despite what many thought was his, for sure this time, “it’s over for Trump” moment. The polls all show Trump tops, so this Saturday might be the day Trump unofficially becomes the GOP nominee.

But now the Pope has attacked Trump, and presumably every presidential candidate and every American who supports a border wall:

News from The Associated Press

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Thursday that Donald Trump is “not Christian” if he intends to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. Trump immediately fired back, saying it is disgraceful for a religious leader to question a person’s faith.

Trump, a leading U.S. Republican presidential candidate, has promised to build a wall along the Mexican border from Texas to California and expel 11 million people who are in the country illegally if elected president. The Pope’s comments en route home from Mexico came hours after he prayed at the Mexico-U.S. border for people who died trying to reach the United States.

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” Francis said. “This is not in the Gospel.”

Not having heard Trump’s border plans independently, Francis said he’d “give him the benefit of the doubt.” But he added: “I’d just say that this man is not Christian if he said it this way.”

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Republican presidential contender, has also supported building a border wall, and joked that he will make Trump pay for it.

Trump, a Presbyterian, last week criticized Francis’ plans to pray at the border. He said the move was ill-informed and showed Francis to be a political figure being exploited by the Mexican government.

I don’t think he understands the danger of the open border that we have with Mexico,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News. “I think Mexico got him to do it because they want to keep the border just the way it is. They’re making a fortune, and we’re losing.”

Donald J. Trump has taken on the political establishment, both political parties, Big Media, the cultural left and the cultural right, the institutions of great wealth and power, anyone and everyone. Now, it’s the Pope who Trump fearlessly, politely, responds to:

If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS’s ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been President because this would not have happened. ISIS would have been eradicated unlike what is happening now with our all talk, no action politicians.

The Mexican government and its leadership has made many disparaging remarks about me to the Pope, because they want to continue to rip off the United States, both on trade and at the border, and they understand I am totally wise to them. The Pope only heard one side of the story – he didn’t see the crime, the drug trafficking and the negative economic impact the current policies have on the United States. He doesn’t see how Mexican leadership is outsmarting President Obama and our leadership in every aspect of negotiation.

For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful. I am proud to be a Christian and as President I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened, unlike what is happening now, with our current President. No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith. They are using the Pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so, especially when so many lives are involved and when illegal immigration is so rampant.

It’s Trump and Trump supporters against the world. And it looks like Trump and his supporters will win.

As we explained, if Trump can win South Carolina after his attacks against the very popular in SC George W. Bush, and Trump’s denunciations against the Iraq War, in the state with the highest veteran population, then Trump is unstoppable.

The polls today? CBS:

CBS News poll: Donald Trump maintains commanding lead over Republican field

Donald Trump (35 percent) continues to hold a commanding lead over the rest of the field, with a 17 point lead over his closest rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (18 percent). John Kasich (11 percent) has now risen to a virtual third-place tie with Marco Rubio (12 percent). Trump leads among nearly every demographic group.

More than half of Republican voters say they may still change their minds about who to support, but two thirds of Trump voters say their minds are made up.

Seven in 10 Republican primary voters want a candidate who will shake up the system, and their top choice for the nomination is Donald Trump. Just one in four want someone who will work within the system.

Donald Trump is also seen as most likely to get things done in Washington, far outpacing his rivals on this measure.

The Fox News poll:

Trump captures 32 percent among South Carolina likely Republican primary voters. Ted Cruz gets 19 percent to Marco Rubio’s 15 percent. These are the only three candidates earning double-digit support. [snip]

The poll, released Thursday, was conducted Monday through Wednesday evenings. Many political observers felt the Republican faithful might abandon the front-runner after the rowdy February 13 GOP debate in Greenville, where Trump said President George W. Bush’s administration lied to push the U.S. into the Iraq war and Planned Parenthood “does wonderful things” for women’s health.

Even so, the performance didn’t hurt Trump with his backers. Support for Trump is mostly unchanged since early December when he received 35 percent.

So, um, it’s over for Trump?

The results for Hillary2016 are not quite as bright:

Allies of Hillary Clinton are growing nervous as the Democratic presidential race with Bernie Sanders tightens ahead of contests in Nevada and South Carolina.

A new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday found Clinton with a 1-point lead in Nevada, which hosts its caucuses on Saturday. That’s a huge change from the 23-point lead Clinton enjoyed in a late December poll by Gravis.

In South Carolina, which hosts its primary election on Feb. 27, Clinton has a more comfortable 18-point lead according to a CNN/ORC poll. But even that edge has narrowed since Sanders crushed her in New Hampshire’s primary last week. [snip]

“I don’t get it. I don’t think anyone expected this race to look like this,” said one former Clinton aide who maintains ties with the campaign. “A big loss in New Hampshire, basically a tie going into Nevada. You have to ask yourself, ‘What’s next?’ ”

Team Clinton maintains confidence that its lead in South Carolina will hold, but the potential loss in Nevada has put people on edge about a “domino effect” in which states could fall one by one to Sanders as he gains momentum.

“It’s hard to feel confident about South Carolina if you lose Nevada,” the former aide said. [snip]

Internally, both Hillary and former President Bill Clinton have voiced their displeasure with various aspects of the campaign, particularly on messaging and organizing, according to sources. Those involved with the campaign increasingly believe a staff reshuffling will take place, especially if Clinton loses in Nevada.

The shit will hit the fan,” one longtime friend of the Clintons predicted. “No doubt about it.”

That idiot “Clinton aide” who said “I don’t think anyone expected this race to look like this” should read what we have written. This is precisely what we predicted. The kook left would solidify against Hillary and that’s why Hillary had to tie herself to a strategy that would make her the candidate of change with relentless attacks against Barack Obama, not the stupidity of making herself the Obama third term. Follow our advice precisely to the letter Hillary, or die. It’s that simple.

Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 don’t follow our advice, so, they will die:

AFL-CIO Delays Making Endorsement In Democratic Presidential Primary

In a win for Bernie Sanders, the AFL-CIO is delaying making it’s endorsement in the surprisingly close Democratic presidential primary. [snip]

“Following recent discussion at the AFL-CIO’s Executive Committee meeting and subsequent conversations with many of you, I have concluded that there is broad consensus for the AFL-CIO to remain neutral in the presidential primaries for the time being and refrain from endorsing any candidate at this moment,” Trumka said in the email.

If Donald Trump wins South Carolina and Hillary Clinton loses Nevada this Saturday – it really is all over for Trump. Call him President Trump.

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  1. National polls are not really important but here’s the latest one:

    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2323

    The Donald Trump juggernaut rolls to a 2-1 lead among Republican voters nationwide, with 39 percent, his highest total so far, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 percent and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas with 18 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has 6 percent with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Dr. Ben Carson at 4 percent each. Nine percent are undecided.

    This compares to the results of a February 5 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing Trump with 31 percent, Cruz with 22 percent and Rubio with 19 percent.

    In the Democratic race nationwide, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has 44 percent, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 42 percent, and 11 percent undecided, unchanged from February 5.

  2. Southern Born, this has to hurt:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner

    “I’m not seeing a lot of movement there,” Dole says. “He’s got Lindsey down there helping him, and his brother came in to help him, and he’s still at about what, 10 percent? Which is way behind top three.” Dole’s remarks are an indication that even Bush’s strongest supporters are beginning to give up hope.

  3. Brietbart ouch:

    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2015/09/24/pope-francis-tear-down-the-vatican-wall/

    Pope Francis: Tear Down the Vatican Wall! [snip]

    Again, I mean no disrespect but this is coming from a man who lives in a city-state completely surrounded, literally, by giant walls. Vatican City is a literal fortress.

    What would happen to Vatican City if it was to do what Francis is asking America to do?

    Picture of wall at link.

    Biblical quotes too:

    “Nehemiah went back to Jerusalem and the Lord commanded him to build a wall.”

  4. It’s over for Trump, er, Bush:

    http://theresurgent.com/bush-campaign-sources-campaign-out-of-money-pay-ends-saturday/

    Bush Campaign Sources: Campaign Out of Money. Pay Ends Saturday.

    This is pretty remarkable. Sources close to the Bush campaign are beginning to leak about a call last night. I’m told the Bush team is out of money. Pay for campaign staff will end on Saturday. The campaign is all but over.

    Additionally, after having hundreds of millions of dollars on hand, the Bush Super PAC has less than $15 million from what I am being told.

    GOP nominee Trump, Saturday.

  5. Trump should send the Pope a thank you letter.

    Pope’s attack on Trump will now dominate the race with the election a day away. With Trump on top right now, he should stay on top. The Pope story sweeps away the Nikki Haley endorsement. Pope story takes oxygen away from Cruz, Rubio.

    Good timing too because South Carolina is one of the least Catholic states even though Catholics support Trump.

  6. “The shit will hit the fan,” one longtime friend of the Clintons predicted. “No doubt about it.”

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    Crank up those fans, it’s high time heads roll. Obot staff replacements need to start immediately.

    Nevada, oh yes…the prehistoric caucus state, where aggressive, big mouthed boyz love to intimidate voters. Reid loves his easily ‘corrupt, controlled elections’.

    I predict Hillary will win the primary…BurnBoy will hang in the race until his last couch-quarter is spent.

  7. Bush Campaign Sources: Campaign Out of Money. Pay Ends Saturday.

    (His mom will cry, the only male in her family that wasn’t a US President.)
    ———

    Will the GOP now throw their money behind the Hispanic Golden Calf?

  8. Shadow

    There is just no way Hillary can now attack Obama, illegal immigration and Obamacare. She is strongly on the record endorsing Obama so now she is as popular or unpopular as he is. She is on the record…..very very sad.

  9. I do believe that illegal immigration and its deleterious effect on the economy and our safety as well as a failed foreign policy will determine the 2016 election. Hillary is in the wrong place on both issues.

  10. admin
    February 18, 2016 at 4:18 pm
    Trump should send the Pope a thank you letter.

    Good timing too because South Carolina is one of the least Catholic states even though Catholics support Trump.
    ————
    My thoughts exactly.

    The South as a whole is more religious than other parts of the country.

    BUT the predominant religion is Protestant (except Louisiana)

    There is an anti Catholic bias which was prevalent before Kennedy was elected.

    There is a more recent bias due to molestation of thousands of children by Catholic clergy.

    And to top it off we have this Marxist Pope shooting his mouth off.

    I hope it is true that practicing Catholics think more of our country than this Pope.

  11. The real irony here is Catholics have been among the strongest supporters of national security. Notre Dame, their flagship school, graduates more Naval officers than any other institution including Annapolis (which has no ROTC). What’s more they have been at the forefront of the opposition to communism, including Pope Paul. Now suddenly they have this pope who is an avowed Marxist. Go figure. It has everything to do with expanding the customer base, focusing on Latin America where they are the predominant religion, population bomb is taking place, and they want a soft target–namely the United States rather than confronting the tyrants in their own countries.

  12. Seriously, the Vatican is surrounded by walls–it’s a fortress! So hypocritical–by rights this should backfire on the Pope. As suggested, he should set an example and have his torn down if he is so against them.

  13. Update: Some fun to take note of as we approach the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious South Carolina primary on Saturday. You do know that South Carolina is winner-take-all right? Trump will emerge from South Carolina with a huge chunk of delegate change.

    Saturday might also be the last payday for Jeb Bush staff. Reports are that Jeb’s coffers are low energy. The SuperPac has run out of energy too with about $15 million left. Even Bob Dole sees the end and has set Jeb adrift.

    We’re exercising our wits and husbanding our bile for Saturday’s post. By then we should be in full snark/sneer mode as the election returns come in.

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  14. Griffin W. Griffith is a forgotten figure, but the park and observatory in Los Angeles named in his honor because he donated the land on which it sits–Griffin Park, Griffin Observatory.

    In 1903, he was charged with attempted murder of his wife. He retained the greatest lawyer in California to defend him, i.e. Earl Rogers to defend him. Rogers, for his part, handled 77 murder trials in his career, and won 74 of them, and if you think all 74 were innocent then there is a bridge in Brooklyn I would be glad to sell you. So great was his fame that in the old Pacific Coast League, the baseball fans would say kill the umpire and get Earl Rogers to defend you.

    In this case, the defense was alcoholic delusions, and the jury did not buy it. This was one of the 3 cases Rogers lost, but he did get the charge reduced to manslaughter. Griffin offered to pay him with a deed to Griffin Park, and Rogers declined saying he would let it go for taxes.

    The crime occurred when Griffin and his wife went to stay at the old Santa Monica hotel which is long gone now. But in its day it was a premier establishment. Under the influence of demon rum, he formed the mindset that his wife and the Pope were in league to destroy him and the country. Therefore, he grabbed a knife and took after his wife in their hotel room, cut her eye and she jumped out of the window down to the yawning and ended up in the sand below. He was of course arrested.

    The jury did not accept the premise of his argument, i.e. that the Pope was out to destroy the United States. But if that same charge had been made against the current Pope it is quite possible that Griffin would have been acquitted.

  15. My father was a Catholic until he was molested by a Priest as an alter boy. He was not a good victim and promptly let his parents know about the pervert. But in those days, the church hushed all that up.

    With so many Christians getting slaughtered these days, you would think the Pope would be busy trying to keep his people alive instead of trying to open their borders. From his Ivory Tower.

  16. I am friendly with one of the many attorneys who went after the Church for the unspeakable acts committed. We have it in all religions but this was so prevalent and yet ignored despite it being well known.

  17. Wbb 6:09…I totally agree with you. This was Rubio saying he has experienced discrimination as Black Lives Matter groups insist. It was tongue in check and Rubio in essense saying RINO Lives Matter since he is the big establishment RINO cnadidate.

  18. wbboei
    February 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm
    I hope it is true that practicing Catholics think more of our country than this Pope.

    wbboei – count this catholic as disgusted.

    I am so sick of outsiders, and our own president, demonizing the United States of America. perhaps we, US citizens, should sit on our hands and ignore the next monumental earthquake, tsunami, hurricane, invasion, or terrorist attack happening in the world. what do you think would happen then?

    I do not know of any other country more giving and compassionate than the people of the USA.

    fuck ’em all.

  19. Ditto Alcina. Most of the rest of the world feels the United States has no right being the prosperous country we are. They are jealous and don’t just want more from us…they want it all.

  20. Remember what the British man who gave Sir Donald a Knighthood said and the Russian woman agreed:

    “Donald Trump Is Pure Oxygen For The World”.

  21. I didn’t even realize Hillary was going to be on tonight. It is like a Shakesperian tragedy watching her campaign implode.

  22. So it’s the Pope, now is it? These stinkin’ globalists are throwing everything at him except the kitchen sink. Trying to stop a victory in South Carolina. You know, it is just too much. And he did schlong him didn’t he. The Pope in his Ivory Tower telling us not to put up walls. How far has the corruption of our systems gone?

  23. alcina
    February 18, 2016 at 7:23 pm
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    I completely agree alcina.

    We have done so much for the world

    And the world is ungrateful.

    So from this day hence, I say:

    LET THEM KILL THEIR OWN SNAKES.

  24. Watching Bush…kind of sad to see his Mom and wife have to see him go through this, but politics is a tough game.

  25. OMG – In the townhall, Hillary just told a hispanic, who said he had so many hoops to jump through to buy a house at age 24 (! yeah, all NON-hispanic whites have houses at age 24), she told him, made a big point of it, that it was because he is hispanic that he had so many hoops to jump through. Geez. She’s over the cliff.

  26. Everyone on tv I’ve seen denouncing the Pope for saying Trump isn’t a Christian, are defending him, saying that his IS a Christian, or how it wasn’t Christian to judge as the Pope did – but I haven’t seen anyone bringing up that it’s just plain wrong for the Pope to interject himself into our politics during a campaign for the country’s leader. He has a huge bully pulpit, and should not be throwing his weight around to manipulate the election of another country.

    When JFK ran, everyone was so worried that the Pope would try to control our government through Kennedy. It didn’t happen. But now a Pope is interfering and people don’t bat an eye….

    And the Pope seems to forget he lives in a walled city. Not too Christian of him. And what about denouncing the countries who aren’t taking care of their own, leading to them flooding here illegally???

  27. Trump was just asked a question by one of his supporters. He wants SPECIFICS on what Trump with replace Obamacare with, if he wins and repeals it. The supporter said again, just to be clear, that he wanted specifics and details.

    Trump talks about how bad ObamaCare is, bla, bla, bla and finally gets to answering the man’s question.

    Here is what Trump plans to do:

    1- “Have health care savings accounts”

    2- “You’ve got to get rid of the lines, we have to create competition with insurance companies”. (nothing more specific than that)

    3- Plans for poor, helped with Medicare

    ————
    That was his full, detailed plan.

    Cooper asked the supporter if Trump’s answer was specific enough for him…the guy looked uneasy and said quietly…yeah, that was good enough for him…

    Those kind of answers are not good enough for me.

  28. I don’t think the crowd at the Town Hall are necessarily in Trump’s pocket tonight for the reasons stated above. He is not specific. He is entertaining when he is just shooting the bull but not so much when he is not trying to answer what he would actually DO specifically as president. That is always a concern about Mr. Trump.

  29. Those kind of answers are not good enough for me.
    ———-
    Shadow: what specific assurances are you looking for?

    On social security it is easy. Raise age, limit cola and means test. Would that be sufficient detail–without getting into the swamp, being misquoted, or setting up a gotcha question.

  30. I thought Trump came off well. He has a comfortable lead and did nothing to hurt himself. The “gotcha” question was some interview before the war with Howard Stern were he may have said he would support going in but he clarified his position.

  31. Shadow, I agree. I believe Hillary will win the primary. No need to “attack Obama” in GE in order to move more toward the center. Granted, her stated approval of O, her campaign evidently thought was necessary in order to win nomination (wrongly, I believe) will hurt her.

    Re: the Pope. For the head of the Catholic Church to take such a public stand against a presidential candidate arguably places American Catholic Churches on par with the AA churches, and conservative, evangelical protestant church, which have traditionally been quite political. Granted, the Pope is not a citizen of America, but he as the head of the Catholic Church, he governs the churches in America.

    Should questions about tax exempt status of these churches which seek to influence election outcomes, not be raised again?

  32. I am not opposed to a net worth tax on billionaires.

    5% per year would seem appropriate.

    This would satisfy their patriotic duty.

  33. wbb

    Shadow: what specific assurances are you looking for?

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    The question was about what would Trump replace Obamacare with. Not social security.

    The man said, “You said on day one, you would repeal ObamaCare. What would you replace it with?”

    Many people in this country depend on health care to stay alive.

    If everyone that is on HellCare were cut off on day one, will they only have the option to go into the emergency rooms for help?

  34. Trump talks out of both sides of his mouth. He never answer the question. He just starts rambling when you get to close to the truth.

  35. Free

    I think either way, defend him or sling arrows at Barry…she would be in a battle with her own party. The Dem party is split wide open.

    Right or wrong, she is trying to bob and weave though the primary so she can focus on battling with the Rep. nominee.

    If it’s Trump, he will attack her if she defends Obama or not. He thinks she should be in jail, and that she is the “worst SS the US has ever had”…bla, bla….and bla.

    We have already seen how Cruz would kiss Trump’s ring, stay in the background and Trump treadled lightly, until Cruz or any other candidate criticized him. They can’t have a debate and be afraid of Trump…I don’t believe Hillary is afraid of him…how will she handle the mud he tosses at her, time will tell.

    Hillary
    2016

  36. Re: the Pope. For the head of the Catholic Church to take such a public stand against a presidential candidate arguably places American Catholic Churches on par with the AA churches, and conservative, evangelical protestant church, which have traditionally been quite political.
    ——–
    That is not an apples to apples comparison.

    The AA and conservative churches may advocate civil disobedience, but they do not advocate a massive invasion of our country by low skill people who will collapse our safety nets. That is what this pope is advocating, and that is heinous.

  37. This pope needs to re direct his attention to the nations these people come from, and hold their leaders feet to the fire. He can threaten to excommunicate those leaders if they do not take better care of their people but he has no right to shift those problems to the people of this nation, which is laboring under a 20 trillion debt.

  38. Shadow–I read your post and knew that this was about Obamacare.

    I simply used social security as an example.

    I was curious as to how much detail you are looking for.

    For me, if the question was social security, those three factors would be enough for me to know where he was coming from. I would then have follow questions.

    The counterveiling problem/risk is getting too far into the swamp.

    Therefore I wondered what kind of information you feel he should have provided.

  39. Agree Wbboei..but the world and it’s leaders are more concerned with constantly condemning Israel were Arabs, women, gays, and other minorities have equal rights. It’s the one thing that unites the entire world, well orchestrated by Obama-hatred of the Jewish State.

  40. wbb

    I don’t think Hillary should be afraid of Trump.

    She is no wilting violet, damsel that should be afraid of a man like Trump. He can bluster and huff and puff all he wants, it doesn’t make him a better person nor President.

    I have been around men like this, many times…not as rich, and if I am not intimated by them, Hillary shouldn’t be.

  41. wbb

    Real details on what he would put in place to cover all the people that would lose their healthcare if he dumped their plan in one day.

  42. Wbb,

    Your right…Anything more specific would be torn apart by those looking for something, anything that would stick on Donald, and quite frankly, I dont think for a moment those on this blog that dont like him would find anything positive even if he wrote a 20,000 page detailed program.
    And your right again, Hillary should be worried about Trump if she can’t even handel bernie the commie.

  43. Shadow,
    You mean like you can keep your Dr. If you want to?
    Or that you save $2500/ year?
    Or you can keep your insurance policy if you want to?

    Those kind of details?
    All lies…all by the man hillary supports…

  44. Putting my toe into the Pontiff-Trump exchange, truly the latter showed more grace than the former, when all was said last night.

    I guess I stand surprised that the revolution has begun.

    Miami cops vow security boycott of Beyoncé concert in April
    “…Members of the Miami chapter of the FOP, the national police union, voted to boycott Beyoncé’s April 26 show at Marlins Stadium, local union president, Lt. Javier Ortiz, confirmed Thursday.
    He called on all police officers everywhere to boycott all of her concerts on her forthcoming world tour.
    The reason: She ‘”used this year’s Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her anti-police message,” Ortiz said in a letter announcing the boycott…”.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2016/02/18/miami-cops-vow-security-boycott-beyonce-concert-april/80571878/

  45. Seemingly the PC police are asleep.
    Philly TV picked up on the tweet their police force sent out to Kanye offering him a job, & added in that there exists a gofundme page for him too. Around $5K at the time.

    It was aired as a cutesy story.
    Is it the calm before armagheddon?
    Or is the worst behind us?

  46. Miami cops vow security boycott of Beyoncé concert in April
    “…Members of the Miami chapter of the FOP, the national police union, voted to boycott Beyoncé’s April 26 show at Marlins Stadium, local union president, Lt. Javier Ortiz, confirmed Thursday.
    He called on all police officers everywhere to boycott all of her concerts on her forthcoming world tour.
    The reason: She ‘”used this year’s Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her anti-police message,” Ortiz said in a letter announcing the boycott…”.
    ———
    I agree.

    They generate enough money with their events to pay for their own security.

    There is no need for the public to pay for it–or waste resources that could be otherwise deployed.

    Her concerts may well attract cop killers, so why should they stick their necks out for this racist?

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  48. Larry give the Marxist Pope the attaboy he deserves.

    Meanwhile, Joe Klein is having a hissy fit over Trump.

    His latest spontaneous outburst compares Trump to Caligula.

    This is hardly surprising, coming as it does from the likes of Joe Klein.

    He is after all one of the parasites who might not survive a Trump de lousing.

    Meanwhile, back to ill papa.
    ——

    The media has a new shiny object to chase thanks to the Pope, who just announced that Donald Trump is not a Christian. Jesus Christ!! Since when did the Pope decide to sign up for Team Trump?

    Inserting himself into the Republican presidential race, Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that Donald J. Trump “is not Christian” because of the harshness of his campaign promises to deport more immigrants and force Mexico to pay for a wall along the border.

    So the Pope gets to decide who is a Christian and who is not? Ok. What about those thousands of pedophile Priests and Bishops who have raped millions of children and are protected and defended by the Catholic Church? Is it Christian for the Catholic Church to spend millions of dollars to cover up the abuse? Want to get a taste for the depravity of this so-called Holy Church? Just watch the movie, SPOTLIGHT.

    I could also direct you to the documentary that uncovers the large number of Vatican Priests that frequent homosexual bars in Rome and engage in a variety of sexual activities. According to Catholic doctrine, the practice of homosexuality is a mortal sin. Yet, when Pope Francis came on scene, he started soft-peddling the Church’s stance on homosexuality. He is willing to forgive and accept those who are guilty of mortal sin.

    But such mercy and understanding is not available to Donald Trump from the Pontiff. The Pope who has been reluctant to pass harsh judgment on other types of sins is quite eager and ready to condemn Donald Trump.

    If you ever wondered if Pope Francis is a smart guy wonder no more. He’s done a very stupid thing by attacking Trump like this or is there another explanation. Is the Pope actually engaged in mental jiu jitsu and is secretly trying to help Trump’s campaign? Why? He has now made Trump a victim. Most Americans don’t like a foreigner weighing in on our domestic affairs.

    Remember. This country is not a Catholic country. Yes, there are many Catholics and the Pope’s words resonate with them, but there are also many Protestants who could give a rat’s ass what the Pope thinks or says. We are not that far removed from the days in the South when Catholics were persecuted.

    Way to go Pope. Who knew you were on Team Trump.

    One final thing. If building a wall disqualifies you as a Christian does this mean that the Vatican is not Christian? Tear down those walls Pope Francis. Tear down those walls.

    UPDATE–How many illegal immigrants does Pope Francis have in the Vatican?

  49. Wbb,

    The police do the security as overtime I believe, lots do it because it’s lucrative.
    I think the Union is asking that they don’t take the gig.
    That’s my two cents.

  50. jbstonesfan
    February 19, 2016 at 2:08 pm
    NYT pushing hard for a Hillary loss in Nevada.
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    Which can mean ONLY ON THING:

    They have colluded with Obama, and have a dark horse candidate waiting in the wings which they will corronate if they can just get Hillary out of their way. They cannot live with Bernie, and they will make short work of him once she is gone. Right now, however, she stands in the way of Obama, big media, the destruction of Bernie, and the candidate big media wants to shove down the throats of an ignorant party.

  51. wbboei
    February 19, 2016 at 2:42 pm
    jbstonesfan
    February 19, 2016 at 2:08 pm
    NYT pushing hard for a Hillary loss in Nevada.
    ——–
    Which can mean ONLY ON THING:

    They have colluded with Obama, and have a dark horse candidate waiting in the wings which they will corronate if they can just get Hillary out of their way. They cannot live with Bernie, and they will make short work of him once she is gone. Right now, however, she stands in the way of Obama, big media, the destruction of Bernie, and the candidate big media wants to shove down the throats of an ignorant party.
    ——————
    Frankly I think such a move would only further ignite people against the establishment and help Trump…..just my two cents.

  52. More comedy at the expense of Bush.

    Byron York wrote up the “Bush death watch” as family and friends go to South Carolina to hold the hands of the soon to be deceased Bush campaign. Byron York cites example after example of the pitiful Bush campaign’s struggles. This excerpt gave us a giggle fit:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2583643

    “In 1994, I ran and I lost,” he said. “It was a great experience. Losing is actually one of the best things that you can do if you’re interested in proving yourself, right? You never learn when you’re successful. You always think it’s all perfect, it will always work out. When you get knocked back is when you adjust, when you learn, when you grow.”

    By that standard, the 2016 presidential campaign has been a major learning and growing experience. As Bush finished up his prepared remarks, he hinted that it’s been a long, tough road. “I ask for your support,” he said. “And if you’re not supporting me, I ask for your prayers, because this is a fun journey, but it gets arduous from time to time.”

    Several audience members, well-meaning supporters, offered Bush their best wishes. “Thank you,” said one woman who asked a question about homelessness and mental illness. “I know there are a lot of people praying with you … so don’t lose heart.”

    A man rose to lament the state of the GOP race. “Thank you for running an inspirational and substantive campaign, not a shallow and accusational campaign,” he told Bush. “My question is, how do we bring sanity back to this process this year, so that we don’t end up with the clown?” No one had to say who “the clown” was.

    There were moments when Bush seemed distracted, off his game, or barely able to conceal his unhappiness. At one point, a little girl asked, in a sweet child’s voice, “What’s your favorite book?”

    “My favorite book?” Bush said. “Art of the Deal.”

  53. Three reasons to support Trump:

    1. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. The political establishment IS the enemy. They have squandered our future and enriched themselves. Trump is willing to take on the establishment. No one else is.

    a. this hearkens back to something Jefferson said: when the government fears the people, you have liberty. When the people fear government you have tyranny. Enough of this bullshit about a benign federal government. Does a cat bark? Government and those who feed off it fear Trump. That is a good thing.

    2. Trump is his own man. He is financing his campaign. No other candidate is doing that. All other candidates have sold their soul to their donors. The Bible says a man cannot serve two masters. And that means no establishment candidate can possibly serve the American People. Trump cannot be bought. All the rest of them can be and have been . . . bought.

    3. Trump can deliver. Unlike Obama, who never ran so much as a koolaid stand, Trump has a proven track record of success managing a complex organization. And what is government but that—a complex organization which lacks effective management, which is why you get so much waste fraud and abuse. And for those who concede that point, but argue that he is unqualified because he has no government experience, there are three responses.

    a. First, query whether experience in government is really that desirable when you consider the disaster which it has produced. (cf. my 8 point indictment of the Obama legacy, and the GOP failure theater).

    b. Second, to the extent that experience in government has any relevance, it is important to realize that Donald has been involved with government his whole adult life and he has testified many times before congress.

    c. Third, unlike politicians who tailor their speeches for their audience and other temporal concerns, Donald is steadfast in his beliefs and has been pointing out the very problems he is talking about now for the past twenty years.

  54. Most people have no idea what a leader is. They think they know, but they do not. I didn’t until I wrote that book on leadership, and examined the question in a very methodical manner. Leadership is a mindset, that the key elements of that mindset in my opinion are:

    1. vision

    2. tough minded optimism

    3. prudential wisdom

    4. competitive edge

    5. political acumen

    6. ethics

    7. a willingness to act

    Without getting into the weeds on these issues, let me just say that point by point, Trump meets the test. Would I like him personally? Who gives a fuck. The question that counts is does he have what it takes to make America great again. Assuming that is still possible, after all the damage Obama has done, my answer would be absolutely.

  55. wbboei
    February 19, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Hell yes. I’ve had any number of managers with whom I wouldn’t want to have a beer with, but they are also the ones from whom I learned the most.

  56. The article published here, “Muddled Message Mess” argued that Hillary had to be the change candidate in 2016. Now Big Media catches on:

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-prez-hillary-clinton-analysis-20160219-story.html

    She’s running a campaign for president on the argument that she is the most carefully prepared, judiciously educated candidate for the White House — at a time when many voters want to cast their lot with newcomers.

    She’s set a table full of nuanced policy prescriptions to solve the problems at hand. Voters, many of them anyway, want someone to smash the plates.

    Clinton heard it Thursday night, most painfully from one of her supporters, during a televised town hall at which she and challenger Bernie Sanders separately took questions.

    “We need a rebel,” a college student and supporter told the candidate, in explaining Clinton’s persistent problems with young voters. “My generation is a little wary of placing another politician in the White House. With your tenure in politics, how are you going to deserve our vote?”

    If you are Hillary Clinton, how do you answer that?

    The problem facing Clinton at a perilous point in her quest for the Democratic nomination is there’s no response that will satisfy the emotional yearnings of voters, particularly the younger ones who have been fueling Sanders’ challenge, for something that feels new and revolutionary.

    Clinton tried, asserting that she believed “with all my heart” that she would be able to deliver as president. And she followed with a list of promises: to boost the economy, to eradicate biases and barriers, to give women equal pay and college students cheaper tuition.

    Those are the exact sorts of promises that don’t seem to pass muster this year, as they pale in comparison to Sanders’ rebel calls. Clinton can’t change that any more than she can change the desire for a fresh face, even a 74-year-old one like Sanders’.

    “I think they really come down to saying, ‘Well, look, you know … you’ve been around a while. We’ve seen your face a long time,'” Clinton said later in the town hall. “Well, I’ve been around doing stuff. I’ve been around getting things that I believe will help people. And that’s what I’m going to keep doing.” [snip]

    That came through Thursday night, as she went down her list of proposals. But in her assertions that she would “keep doing” what she’d been doing, there was also a hint of how Clinton approached the Democratic race in 2008, after it was upended by that year’s fresh face, then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.

    Clinton’s tenacity, even as that race slipped further from her, became a character test of its own. Voters watching her struggle came to believe she was fighting for them; she became more popular, not less.

    She alluded Thursday to what could be accomplished by hanging tough, something of a rebellious act on its own.

    “So people are really asking: ‘Is she in it for herself — or is she in it for me?'” Clinton said.

    She answered her own question: She said she isn’t in it for herself. But the answer that voters give will determine Clinton’s fate.

    Hillary has not learned a damn thing from 2008. This is why we are shy about writing anything concerning the embarrassment called Hillary2016.

  57. Hasn’t learned one damn thing since 2008:

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-clinton-money-20160218-story.html

    Hillary Clinton faces one problem she didn’t expect: Money

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign had planned for any number of troubles on her path toward the Democratic nomination; money was never supposed to be among them.

    Now, at a critical point in the race, Clinton finds herself under financial stress. The Bernie Sanders money machine keeps churning, sweeping up millions of dollars more than the Clinton campaign has been able to find of late, positioning the democratic socialist from Vermont to compete in states where he was never expected to be a threat.

    As Clinton’s network of fundraisers in cash-rich regions like Los Angeles and the Bay Area struggle to fill events where tickets typically cost $2,700 — the maximum a donor can give in the primary — Sanders is not holding any. His money comes almost entirely online, and keeps coming and coming, far faster and more steadily than small donations do on Clinton’s website.

    Clinton’s rainmakers have grown anxious. She began the year with $10 million more in the bank than Sanders, but that cushion is disappearing fast.

    The pond is getting fished out. Everyone is sending invitations to the same group of people. And those people have already given as much as they are allowed to give,” warned a Clinton loyalist in Los Angeles who has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the campaign.

    There are only so many people in Hollywood with $2,700 to give. Eventually you burn through them,” said another political insider, an advisor to wealthy donors in Los Angeles. Both spoke on condition of anonymity to comment on the fraught issue of cash.

    Clinton will again be fishing for contributions in California on Sunday and Monday, when she has events planned up and down the coast. Yet her campaign anticipates that Sanders will raise more than her in February, as he did last month. [snip]

    Raising money from Wall Street, which has backed Clinton in the past, also would prove problematic right now. Clinton is locked in “Goldman handcuffs,” a term increasingly used in the campaign to describe the constraint generated by Sanders’ criticism of the huge speaking fees she has collected from Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms.

    The Sanders windfall of small-dollar donations enabled him to spend more than Clinton on television advertising in the final days before the New Hampshire primary and then to immediately get a jump on the airwaves in Nevada, where an initial onslaught helped him erase what had seemed her insurmountable lead.

    For a candidate who rails against the corrupting influence of money in politics and shows disdain for deep-pocketed donors, Sanders has a remarkable amount of cash in the bank — $28.3 million at the start of February, compared with $38 million for Clinton, according to the two campaigns’ most recent financial disclosure statements.

    The average size of a Sanders contribution in January was $27, a figure the candidate repeats so often that it became a joke on “Saturday Night Live” this month. Only about 600 people have given Sanders the $2,700 legal maximum.

    Clinton has received 23,000 donations at the maximum. But such checks are becoming harder to find. Clinton’s team is now intensely focused on expanding their network of small givers. She has about 700,000 such donors. Sanders has double that.

    The problem for Clinton is nobody thinks she needs their money,” said Nicco Melee, a technologist who in 2004 helped Vermont Gov. Howard Dean use the Internet to shatter fundraising expectations by mobilizing the same type of progressives now giving to Sanders. By contrast, “everyone in the world thinks Bernie can’t survive without their money,” said Melee, a former executive at The Times. [snip]

    Sanders raised more in the one day after his victory than Clinton raised on average over 10 days in January.

    Faced with the possibility of another onslaught from Sanders’ legion of small donors and trying to grow their own such army, the Clinton campaign has been sending fundraising appeals online with an increasingly alarmed tone.

    “The Sanders campaign is outspending us on television in key Super Tuesday states, just like they did in New Hampshire,” warned a pitch blasted out Thursday. “We absolutely must fight back — can you help?”

    The ask? $1.

    How can any of this be unexpected??? This is same story we read over and over in the 2008 cycle. How can any of this be unexpected?

    Hillary2016 is not a campaign. Hillary2016 is an embarrassment. Hillary has not learned one damn thing.

  58. That idiot “Clinton aide” who said “I don’t think anyone expected this race to look like this” should read what we have written. This is precisely what we predicted. The kook left would solidify against Hillary and that’s why Hillary had to tie herself to a strategy that would make her the candidate of change with relentless attacks against Barack Obama, not the stupidity of making herself the Obama third term.
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    Obama has been an abject failure. I listed eight areas, there are more. Why would Hillary tie herself to Obama? If it is concern over the black vote, she could have easily pointed out that he has failed them more than anyone else. It is mindboggling. No. I am wrong. It is borderline insanity.

  59. Makes you wonder whether Richards failure to include Bush and Kasich in the hypothetical was intentional or merely an oversight.

    Richard is not one for oversights.

    Nor is he one to echo big media’s enduring love for their messiah Obama.
    —–

    The general drift was that the next 12 months would see a growing security (and possibly economic) crisis, one in which rapidly shifting and ad hoc coalitions composed of countries formally aligned in the old bipolar world act increasingly independently to ensure their own survival. While the basic topology of the “West vs the Rest” will still loosely obtain, a lot of loose cannons will careen around the terrain. To this basic risk profile should be added an unknown but significant level of a global economic turmoil and the uncertain actions of jokers like North Korea and Vladimir Putin.

    One interesting characteristic of the situation is that future uncertainty is predictable. The near-inactivity and incompetent response to events of the Obama administration practically guarantees an unstable situation on February 2017, one imbued with a dangerous momentum. Today we have a spooked herd, in 12 months there will likely be a stampede.

    The good news is this problem structure creates an opportunity one can exploit. We can anticipate crisis, in the way a weather forecast can anticipate a storm. It bounds the problem around which to make key decisions. Of all those decisions the most important question is what kind of leader would best be qualified to meet the challenge in 2017.

    The requirements of crisis leader turn out to be surprisingly different from those best suited to times of peace. John Milton’s poem on Cromwell is renowned for this line: “peace hath her victories no less renown’d than war” often quoted to remind readers that every crisis leader is an aberration who has to ride off into the sunset, like Shane, when he has done his job. But Milton’s poem also acknowledges the uniqueness of Cromwell’s crisis talents as “chief of men, through a cloud, not of war only, but detractions rude”.

    “Through a cloud” is the operative phrase. The virtues of leaders in a crisis are often distinct from those who build the peace. The examples of Lincoln and Churchill come to mind as samples of men who found their moment in the storm and were discarded by history when it had subsided. The point is that the problem of “who will make a good president in 1990” is not quite the same as “who will make a good president in 2017.”

    For the sake of discussion, let me suggest that only four things matter in selecting a man to face a challenge whose present dimensions cannot be predicted. For purposes of debate, let these four qualities in descending order of importance be:

    An ability to face the facts, however unpleasant they may be. The most important quality of the next president should be a lack of self-deception and a willingness to see things as they truly are, even if he or his ideology wish them to be otherwise. This is so important that it trumps the next item.
    An unswerving patriotism. This is not the same as a sincere feeling of love or empathy for America, though that is good. In this context it means the willingness to share the fate of the principals of which he is an agent. It means no personal survival apart from the survival of the nation; no personal greatness except as it reflects the greatness of the principal. It means there can be no separate peace; no side payoff from the crisis he is to face. Perhaps the lines which best capture this patriotism comes from a movie script depicting a commanding officers commitment to his men before a battle. “I can’t promise you that I will bring you all home alive. But this I swear, before you and before Almighty God, that when we go into battle, I will be the first to set foot on the field, and I will be the last to step off, and I will leave no one behind. Dead or alive, we will all come home together. So help me, God.”
    Nerve. This is the quality of grace under pressure who no one, unless he has the misfortune to be tested, can be sure he possesses. To a certain extent heroes are born and not made, a phenomenon sometimes called the “Ace Factor. There is no known test which can detect its presence a priori; you just have to wait for the day. A Yale psychologist once used the example of “Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot of the aeroplane that was successfully landed on the Hudson River” to illustrate the problem. One can fly an airliner thousands of hours without ever finding out what you will do if your engines flame out 3,000 feet over New York with only six minutes left to live. Of which of the candidates can we say: well he can face that live or die moment?
    Intelligence. This is important, because it determines basic competence. But it surprisingly the least important attribute in this list. Intelligence, though rare, is not nearly as hard to find as the 3 characteristics above. You can find staffers who can give you intelligent advice. You cannot find staff to give you a character that you do not possess.
    Once the presidential hopefuls are examined through the prism of who can be “chief of men, through a cloud” they will look surprisingly different. Try to imagine Bernie, Hillary, Donald, Ted, Marco, Ben or Carly facing what might likely have to be faced. The criteria may or may not change your original choice of the best candidate.

    It is perhaps symptomatic of the problem that the campaign highlights other desirable, but in this context inessential, qualities. We are shown personability, physical attractiveness, sharpness of wit, familiarity with policy, even entertainment skills of the various contestants. These are important, and perhaps all-important in selecting the leader of a boring, crisis-less world. They would be vital in another time; the question is whether they are vital for 2017.

    In spite of the tremendous bandwidth of modern media, we don’t have as much relevant information as we need. For to misquote Milton, “peace hath her victories and they are different than war”. That is where we begin our Open thread.

  60. wbboei

    February 19, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    “An ability to face the facts, however unpleasant they may be. The most important quality of the next president should be a lack of self-deception and a willingness to see things as they truly are, even if he or his ideology wish them to be otherwise. This is so important that it “”trumps”” the next item.”

    Coincidence he used “trumps”? 😉

  61. wbboei
    February 19, 2016 at 6:51 pm
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    Certainly the only two on the field that could meet those requirements are Trump and Clinton, although you would not see that in Hillary 2016, there was something to Hillary 2008.

    This is a fascinating time. It is going to be difficult and even dangerous, but things are not going to be dull. I think that is one of the worst part of the last 15 years, seeing the country go down in corruption, incompetence and just plain crap. Disgusting, depressing and boring.

  62. I have been invited via emails to the local $2700 dollar meet and greets. YOu can even sponsor one for $27,000!!! In 08 we went with my in-laws, friends, etc..Must have been at least 10 of us ..My in-laws now support Trump and I am not donating until when/if she wins the primary.

  63. Cute photos of Bill and Hillary out on the campaign trail today. Bill doesn’t look as fragile as he did in the red plaid shirt the other day.

    Not that most of you care any more…so this is mainly for the few Hillary supporters.

    http://still4hill.com/

    Hillary
    2016

  64. admin
    February 19, 2016 at 6:05 pm
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    Something stinks about that article because bernie is supposed to be getting his funding from people who contribute less than $200.

  65. They’re saying on tv that instead of campaigning, Hillary is (or will be soon) in CA to raise more money instead.

    I wish we could institute some system where people get seen without all this money being wasted. Think of all the good these rich people could have done with that wasted money thrown at all these candidates. It sure seems with the internet, something could be worked out. Most everyone is online (you don’t need a job anymore to have an iphone, a computer, or internet access).

    Really, IMO, the fact that it costs so much to run for political office, just shows how bought they all are, because most of their money is always going to be from big donors…

  66. Unfortunately, it always has and likely will be that way…That is why Trump is appealing even though he admittedly donated large sums in the past to obtain influence. Hillary is not getting the $27 dollar average donation like Sanders, so she needs to go to well healed people in the business and entertainment industry…I think they are very nervous but don’t think sanders will prevail in the long run…we shall see.

  67. Why Nevada Polls Are Bad

    For starters, when it comes to surveying public opinion, Nevada is still very much the Wild West, and pollsters may be unwilling to gamble their reputations on the state: Nevada is among the hardest places to poll in the nation, with a spotty track record to prove it. Going into the 2008 Republican caucuses, the polling average gave Mitt Romney just a 5-point advantage over John McCain; Romney ended up winning by 38 points. In 2010 when Republican Sharron Angle challenged Harry Reid, then Senate majority leader, for his seat, the polling average showed her beating the incumbent by a 3-point margin; she lost to Reid by nearly 6 points.

    According to Mark Mellman, a Democratic pollster who’s done extensive work in the state on behalf of Reid, caucus polling is “excruciatingly difficult” to begin with, but the fact that Nevada’s caucuses are relatively new makes polling them even more fraught with uncertainty. After the 2004 election, the parties moved from primaries to caucuses, and Nevada was bumped up to a higher spot in the primary calendar, a play to incorporate a broader swath of the American electorate in the candidate-winnowing process.

    But that means that Nevada populace’s is still pretty unfamiliar with caucusing, making for difficult polling work. “In Iowa, they know what it is, they know what you’re talking about, they know if they haven’t been and if they’re not likely to go,” Mellman said. “In Nevada where it’s a new concept, more and more people are finding out about it each cycle.” In 2008, less than 10 percent of the state’s voting-eligible population came out to caucus (117,000 people turned out on the Democratic side, 44,000 on the Republican) compared with 16 percent in Iowa. Only 1.9 percent of eligible voters — or just under 33,000 people — turned out to vote in the 2012 GOP caucus.

    Nevadans are also notoriously hard to pin down for a survey. Many work night shifts, thanks to the state’s thriving hotel and gaming industry, meaning that they aren’t home to answer the phone in the evening, when polling calls are typically placed. That makes a particular difference on the Democratic side of things, where this year’s race shows Hillary Clinton holding a slim lead over Bernie Sanders. “If you’re only polling at night, you’re missing a fair share of electorate that’s works in the casino and entertainment industry that’s highly unionized, that’s very Democratic,” Mellman said.

    And given that the state’s population is highly transitory — the bright lights and job prospects on the Strip draw people in like moths to a flame — phone calling can itself be a highly inefficient process. Many people with Nevada cell phone numbers listed in public records, for instance, might no longer live in the state (maybe their burgeoning poker career flopped and they moved home to Oklahoma), while a new resident is less likely to have registered to vote, and thus might not appear on any list from which a pollster might procure relevant information.

  68. Shadowfax

    February 19, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Cute photos of Bill and Hillary out on the campaign trail today
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    True. Thank you.

  69. Shadowfax
    February 20, 2016 at 5:02 am
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    The hype on the polls is another sign the establishment has got the fix in against Hillary. Again. It is a 2008 redo. They will bring out the dark horse who will appeal to the votes of the groups Hillary has been pandering to. She will have to fight and this time I hope she is more prepared to win, but she has thrown the working class Americans under the bus. I disagree with Admin about it being a white working class sell out. She has turned her back on all working class American Citizens.

  70. I look at the FB pages of Trump and Hillary and it really hits me that a Trump Presidency will leave women behind again. He is all about the guys and I definitely perceive chauvinism. Most of his places around here employ over-groomed females who enhance the decor while men are picked on their merits. I would guess that the over-groomed females also have merits but I perceive a double standard.

    My daughter is going to be starting college, studying engineering and the profession is so hostile to women that half coming out of the schools go into other lines of work. I worry about her future.

    But Hillary’s silence on the rape epidemic in Europe horrifies me. These men are women killers. It is not just what rape does to you emotionally, but they have practices and come from places where HIV is rampant. So while the rape news is just coming out, people are not yet facing the impact of the diseases they are spreading. Yes, they are women killers. The muslim migration is a horror. And Hillary is not only silent about what it is doing to women, she is promoting their migration here. If we do not close the borders they will eventually be swarming in here. Crime, ignorance, poverty and deadly disease.

    Right now it looks like Hillary will do for women just about what BO has done for African Americans. And placed us in the position of having to support a chauvinist to protect our lives and out country. I just cannot support Hillary 2016. I just wonder what could change that between now and November.

  71. onald Trump employs more women than men at the upper echelons of his real estate empire, and in many cases pays them more, according to the Republican presidential candidate’s attorney.

    Appearing on “CNN’s New Day” with Chris Cuomo, Michael Cohen, Trump’s general counsel and an executive vice president at Trump Organization, said that while the billionaire’s companies employ 57 percent men and 43 percent women, “there are more female executives at the Trump Organization than there are male.”

  72. Not sure how you think that Trump leaves women behind. Hillary’s top campaign staff are white males!!! Trumps campaign spokesperson is black female.

  73. Lu4PUMA

    February 20, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I look at the FB pages of Trump and Hillary and it really hits me that a Trump Presidency will leave women behind again. He is all about the guys and I definitely perceive chauvinism
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    Amen

  74. Let Hillary expand immigration…as she has said she will. Will see how that works out for women. Europe is just having a grand old time with that. Wait until a group of Muslim immigrants start groping and raping women here, then tell me Hillary is so great. If she hasn’t taken a stand on European women, what makes you think she’ll address it here?

  75. dot48
    February 20, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Not sure how you think that Trump leaves women behind.
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    It is like I said. What I have seen of his organization is that there is a double standard for women based on their appearance. Furthermore, he does employ more men than women. So that is why I see chauvinism. It is not as bad as BO’s boise or the misogynistic muslims, but it is a more subtle kind of discrimination.

  76. anyone want FOUR more years of this…just let the Heroin pour in to kill American kids and their families…ignore it until your family gets hit…
    .
    Big Fat No…build the freaking wall ten feet tall…stop this madness

    if nothing else, DT’s first term will be worth it just to get our country back under our control…

    Hillary will do nothing on this…she will accept more and more and turn a blind eye…and even if she wants to, she will not be able to do anything with the far left Dim party stopping her…

    that is in addition to her deaf ear to the otrocities and rapes against women by all the “refugees” she wants to welcome in “because that’s who we are”

    so fed up, give me a break…

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/19/border-patrol-leaving-security-gates-wide-open/

  77. She is no wilting violet, damsel that should be afraid of a man like Trump. He can bluster and huff and puff all he wants, it doesn’t make him a better person nor President.

    I have been around men like this, many times…not as rich, and if I am not intimated by them, Hillary shouldn’t be.
    _________

    Hell no she’s not! And, the advantage Hillary has over Trump is knowledge. She knows government. She knows and understands the issues on a much deeper level than Donald.

  78. S

    February 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    anyone want FOUR more years of this…just let the Heroin pour in to kill American kids and their families…ignore it until your family gets hit
    __________________________________________

    The way I see this is Donald and no one else will stop the heroin traffic. Too much money at stake. It has hit my family. My niece was on heroin. She is clean now. You have to talk to them, show them you care about them. Give them plenty of love. Let them know no matter what you will be there for them. If they need someone to talk to, let them know you are there and will not judge them. She is fine now. She was dealing with somethings in her life. Her mother did not know how to handle what going on in her life.

    Also it is our job If you see someone dealing drugs, call the police. Sometimes we just close our eyes on what’s going on.

  79. The Latest: Scalia’s Son Remembers His Father at Mass
    By The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Feb 20, 2016, 12:18 PM ET

    12:00 p.m.
    The Rev. Paul Scalia is remembering his father, Antonin Scalia, as a man who loved God, country and family.
    Scalia’s son has delivered the homily at a funeral mass for the late Supreme Court justice, who died last week.
    In highly personal remarks, the younger Scalia has recalled his father’s devotion to God and country. But he has said that most important to him and his eight siblings was the love his father showed them.
    Mixing humor into the homily, the younger Scalia has said his father sometimes forgot their names or mixed them up but he excused him because there were nine of them.
    He recalled how his father reacted once after accidentally standing in his son’s confessional line. The justice said: “‘Like heck if I’m confessing to you.'” Paul Scalia joked that “the Roman collar was not a shield against his criticism.”
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/latest-thousands-expected-mass-antonin-scalia-37075449

    CSPAN covered SC Justice Scalia’s funeral mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception Washington DC

    Additionally, conservatives can probably find a final message, one of hope, from Antonin via the words of his son today.

  80. The advantage Hillary has over Trump is knowledge. She knows government. She knows and understands the issues on a much deeper level than Donald.
    ——
    Do you really believe voters care about who has greater knowledge of government?

    In a pre revolutionary time, is that an asset or a liability?

    If Hillary had not endorsed Obama, joined the Obama administration and positioned herself as Obama III, while the world is falling apart domestically and internationally, well then . . .

    If things were different they wouldn’t be the same.

    I realize we project from the viewpoint of our own experience, but the question here is more important than identity politics.

    Besides, if identity politics is important, then surely you realize that the Obama Administration has salted their administration with more blacks and women than any administration in history.

    But when we look to the results, it should give us pause, because gender and loyalty to Obama were given precedence over competence and loyalty to the country.

    Government is not gender blind or race blind. But it should be.

  81. S
    February 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm
    if nothing else, DT’s first term will be worth it just to get our country back under our control…

    yes, and to let the rest of the world know, they’re on notice…

  82. in addition, can anyone on site imagine DJT visiting the UAE, bowing and kissing the hand of the Saudi King?

    nah… didn’t think so.

  83. Lu
    Trump Presidency will leave women behind again. He is all about the guys and I definitely perceive chauvinism.

    ————-
    I agree, but putting a sentence like that on THIS blog is going to get you a lot of flack.

    Putting anything that even implies Hillary is a good candidate brings out the arrows.

    This blog mainly wants to hear and report anything positive about Trump, how he is the winner, how he is the hero America wants, how he will crush everyone else, how wonderful, more honest, more intelligent…………………

    Best of luck saying anything positive about Hillary.

  84. Outris
    February 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Examples please?
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    How many engineers does Donald Trump employ, both directly and indirectly and how many of them are women? I really do not know because I have never seen any. In an inclusive organization, they will be at 20%. Otherwise the national average is 10%.

  85. I expect Donald Trump to make America great again. But unless something is done about special interest Judges who use Summary Judgment to prevent their interests from having to pay big time for employment discrimination lawsuits, women will not achieve equal pay. Same for every other protected class. They are simply not enforcing the laws that we have. Hillary might have done something about it. Or at least look in to what has been happening there. I do not think it will be a priority for Trump.

    I do expect that Trump will stop the islamification and muslim women killers here. All good chauvinists protect their women (and themselves). I do expect that the public will be safer and the borders will be enforced. I do expect the return of prosperity. So in a real way, women will be making more, even if it is still less than men.

    Certainly DT is less sexist than the POTUS before him. We just have a long way to go still, baby.

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