@RealDonaldTrump Soars At #GOPDebate – Rubio, Cruz, Kasich Rearrange Deck Chairs, Reshuffle Cards

Our pre-debate article once again was right on target. The GOP debate was all about tactics. Ted Cruz, the man who sells himself as the big conservative dog, tactically allied himself with illegal immigration amnesty shill and toy poodle Marco Rubio, to bark at Donald Trump. [Check out this picture.] As we suspected in our pre-debate article, the GOP debate was a big misfire for Ted Cruz.

The take down Trump tactics we had earlier predicted came in one by one. The audience was stacked with a Bush boo crowd. Mitt Romney’s coordinated attack with Rubio came in just as predicted and Rubio answered exactly as we said he would by declaring he would release his taxes almost immediately. Also as easily predictable, Trump counterattacked. As predicted, desperate Cruz and Rubio played little boy “king of the hill” games. But as we wondered before the debate, could any of these tactical decisions help this late in the game, or even backfire? Let’s look at the tactics and see how they worked post debate as we predicted pre-debate.

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In order to take down Trump, debate performances against Trump have to be followed with electoral success results by the opposition candidates. But Donald J. Trump is poised for victory in many states on Super Tuesday, with the sole exception being Texas. Does anyone think Donald Trump will lose anything other than maybe Texas, even after the Texas debate? Well, during the debate the Stop Trump idiots went full idiot. Here’s an example from someone who usually knows better but went full stupid as the dogs yapped and chased the train:

What Mario just did to the Donald is illegal in 28 states. I have to give it to the Robot: When Robots go berserk, they can do a tremendous amount of damage, and Rubio the Robot just went into Terminator mode.

He had people laughing at Trump. [snip]

Of course, it’s pretty obvious now that Cruz and Rubio agreed beforehand to double-team Trump. [snip]

The Champ had a glass jaw all along. The key, it turns out, was that you just couldn’t have one guy punching at it. [snip]

Further Thoughts: Oh boy trump is doing terribly, and I didn’t want to see him do terribly. I kinda like Trump, in a weird way.

But he is getting destroyed, and he just wasn’t prepared for it. (Being unprepared is kind of His Thing.)

It’s embarrassing.

This is a gamechanger.

The whole race is now reset.

That type of “analysis” is what comes from not thinking of what is going to happen beforehand, lack simple campaign mechanical knowledge, be unaware there are targeted goals, ignore whether the targeted goals have been achieved, or liquor. After the nonsense above which we have mercifully edited to not include even more embarrassing “analysis” Emily/Ace of Spades sobered up and said “never mind”:

Update: Drew convinced me in the podcast I was way overstating things with the claims that the “race is reset.” Eh, at the moment, it seemed like a big deal.

I still think it’s a big deal, but Trump’s leads in 10 of the 11 Super Tuesday states it’s hard to imagine him losing anywhere.

My dream scenario is this: Trump finally starts going after Rubio, on immigration and amnesty, badly hurts Rubio (as Cruz was badly hurt the last couple of weeks), but Trump himself is also hurt by this performance, and My Man Ted sneaks up in the polls.

The stupidity of the “dream scenario” and the tactical decisions finally made by Cruz and Rubio are demonstrated with great clarity by simply looking at the calendar. Yes, try looking at the calendar before you write stupid stuff or dream dreams of conquest.

The political calendar shows that the biggest opportunity to Stop Trump, a very small opportunity which adds up to zero, is for Ted Cruz to at least win in Texas on SuperTuesday and prevent Donald Trump from a complete and total sweep of the SuperTuesday states (which we remind you once were the Cruz supposed path to victory). In order to Stop Trump, Ted Cruz needs to win with more than 50% of the vote and make Texas a winner take all result then have Rubio beat a staggering Trump in Florida two weeks later.

At a minimum Cruz needs to win Texas, preferably in a blow out win of more than ten points. Less than a 50% victory and Trump gets to share in the big Texas delegate distribution and continue to pile more chips into his win bag. To make this very very clear to the drunk or the plain idiotic to even have a chance to Stop Trump, the results of the Texas debate had to be a bolstering of Cruz so that he could win a ten point or more victory in Texas on SuperTuesday. Yeah, to have a chance to Stop Trump, it was necessary for Ted Cruz to emerge as the victor of the Texas debate. Instead, the Stop Trump hero of the day is Marco Rubio. Rubio is once again the “surge” candidate against Trump that will once again go nowhere.

Marco Rubio does not have a chance of winning any election until March 15, at best. Rubio cannot afford a Trump win in Texas and complete sweep of SuperTuesday elections. A bolstered SuperTuesday SuperStrongTrump means the race is over and Rubio cannot win Florida or anywhere. The latest polls have Rubio well behind Trump in Florida as they have for months (Trump 44% to Rubio 25%; head to head Trump 52% – Rubio 38%). So the notion that Rubio is the big winner from the Texas debate for the Stop Trump goofballs, makes a mockery of them. Think of it this way: America needs a big victory against ISIS and therefore attacks Guatemala – Guatemala is quickly overrun and America gets a big victory – but has ISIS been hurt at all? No.

By the end of the debate in Texas, Ted Cruz had almost disappeared. It was a yapping Rubio that got the headlines. How does this Stop Trump?

Hey, Stop Trump fellas, you do realize that last night was a big win for Trump right?

Last night Donald J. Trump continued to soar towards his targets, bomb bays full, ready to annihilate. What did the other candidates accomplish?

While Donald J. Trump continued to soar towards his targets on SuperTuesday and the general election, the other candidates moved the deck chairs on the poop deck. Trump took the bag of casino chips while the other candidates reshuffled the deck of cards.

Consider, we do think Kasich did well last night. Kasich did not sound like a total loon as he karate chops his way through debates. Illegal immigration amnesty shill Marco Rubio maybe got Kasich some votes but not enough to win anywhere. Some cards might have been reshuffled to Kasich, maybe some to Rubio, but TRUMP HOLDS THE TRUMP CARD. After the debate, John Kasich on CNN declared that he thought Trump would win all the SuperTuesday elections.

Megyn Kelly and most of Big Media swooned over Ruby-o’s performance. What passes for the conservative movement sang songs of love for Cruz. The problem for the Stop Trump people is that Trump lost zero support. If anything, Trump solidified his support, as firewalls continued to burn:

The “southern firewall” Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign has been building for months appears to be crumbling under the weight of Donald Trump’s staying power and Marco Rubio’s resurgence.

The Cruz campaign told Yellowhammer Wednesday night they are pulling out of the Presidential Forum set to be held at Samford University in Birmingham on Saturday, and will not be holding any other events in Alabama ahead of election day. Senator Marco Rubio’s campaign, however, reiterated their commitment to the event.

The move is one of the most open indicators to date that Cruz has failed to pick up steam in the Bible Belt South, once believed to be his geographic stronghold and his most likely path to the nomination.

It was a magnificent show. And Trump was without doubt the star of the show. Like a young lion king Trump romped while his Rubio jester joked, and envious courtier Cruz jealously plotted and denounced the heavens for making him a humpback, not the one with the crown.

What did we see last night? We saw two yapping dogs barking at the Trump plane as it soared overhead, bomb bays full, ready to silence the yapping dogs.

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  1. Meanwhile:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/02/26/sanders-unloads-on-clinton-during-raucous-speech-in-chicago/

    Sanders unloads on Clinton during raucous speech in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, who’s complained about having “the kitchen sink” thrown at him, unloaded on Hillary Clinton here Thursday night, ticking off a series of issues on which he said the former secretary of state had taken the wrong position.

    The Vermont senator attacked Clinton for having accepted campaign contributions and speaking fees from Wall Street interests. And then he sharply criticized her support, as first lady and as a New York senator, of welfare reform, free trade, an anti-gay rights bill and the Iraq War — all measures he opposed during his long career in Congress.

    The broadside came amid a speech to a raucous crowd of more than 6,500 people packed into a basketball arena at Chicago State University, part of a whirlwind tour in recent days of states with primaries and caucuses next month.

    Though none of the critiques leveled by Sanders were new, his remarks were striking for both their length — until recently he often didn’t mention Clinton at all at his rallies — and his tone. At a few points, the audience booed Clinton and the stances she’s taken.

    “I do not receive many millions of dollars from Wall Street or the pharmaceutical industry or other powerful, wealthy interests in this country, and have not given speeches for hundreds of thousands of dollars to Wall Street,” Sanders said, referring to money Clinton received between stepping down as secretary of state and launching her presidential bid. [snip]

    As he did earlier this week, Sanders criticized Hillary Clinton’s support of a welfare reform bill signed by her husband in 1996 that Sanders said “beat up on minorities and poor people.”

    He also criticized the Clintons’ support of legislation the same year known as the Defense of Marriage Act that ensured that states did not have to recognize gay nuptials performed in other states. Sanders called that “a homophobic piece of legislation.”

    “Secretary Clinton supported it,” Sanders said.

    He was also critical of the Clintons’ support in the 1990s of the North American Free Trade Agreement and other pacts, which Sanders argues have cost manufacturing jobs.

    And he took aim at Clinton’s vote in 2002 of a resolution authorizing the war with Iraq. Clinton was a senator representing New York at the time. She has since called the vote a mistake.

    Sanders said he saw through misrepresentations made by Bush administration officials to justify the war.

    “I didn’t believe them. I voted against the war,” he said. “My opponent, Secretary Clinton, voted for the war.”

    St. Bernard is barking.

  2. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/chris-christie-endorses-donald-trump-219861

    Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump

    ‘I’m happy to be on the Trump team and I look forward to working with him,’ Christie said.

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endorsed presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Friday in a stunning announcement that adds fuel to the real estate mogul’s runaway campaign.

    “I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States,” Christie said, as he stood beside Trump and made his case for why his prior rival is the best candidate for the Republican nomination.

    Christie said he could “guarantee you that the one person that Hillary and Bill Clinton do not want to see on that stage is Donald Trump,” remarking that the Clintons “do not know the playbook of Donald Trump because he is rewriting the playbook.” [snip]

    A day earlier Christie had been saying to some close to him that he was going to stay neutral in the primary. He started making some of those close to him aware of his plans Friday morning. Others didn’t know that the endorsement was coming at all.

    “I am shocked,” Ray Washburne, the governor’s former presidential campaign finance director said right after Christie endorsed Trump.

    Republicans in Christie’s orbit were shocked by the news. The knee jerk read by others was that this endorsement was really about Hillary Clinton.

    “Gov. Christie is looking at the political playing field and understanding that this is the one person who it looks like can beat Hillary Clinton,” a former adviser on Christie’s campaign said. “I mean he’s looking at the political playing field, understanding that this is the person who can beat Hillary Clinton. This is the likely nominee. This is someone who has demonstrated that he knows how to lead and that’s why Gov. Christie is getting behind him. I’m just going to leave it at that.”

    Back in New Jersey, some Republican state lawmakers indicated that they might consider supporting the Manhattan businessman as well.

    “I’m not going to say no. I’m going to think about it and I’ll make a decision I think is best for the Republican Party,” state Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce said. [snip]

    And 2012 presidential nominee Newt Gingrich said on Twitter that the Christie announcement is a big message about the future of the race. “This Chris Christie endorsement of Trump is real signal to GOP establishment that they had better begin thinking about Trump as the future,” he said.

    Christie’s newfound support comes as Trump is increasingly looking like the unstoppable frontrunner, after three consecutive and decisive wins. Super Tuesday next week could all but lock down the nomination for Trump.

  3. That type of “analysis” is what comes from not thinking of what is going to happen beforehand, lack simple campaign mechanical knowledge, be unaware there are targeted goals, ignore whether the targeted goals have been achieved, or liquor. After the nonsense above which we have mercifully edited to not include even more embarrassing “analysis” Emily/Ace of Spades sobered up and said “never mind”:
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    Admin:

    That right there is where most of the pundits, who have no campaign experience, get it wrong. Specifically, ignoring the zeigeist, refusing to accept feedback from reality, and not having simple campaign mechanical knowledge.

    The only thing I would add, is the do not understand the psychology of certain groups, particularly Hispanics, but instead think in terms of stereotypes seen from the ivory tower. As such, there are at a loss to explain why Trump won 44% of the Hispanics. I commented and predicted the actual result on that one before it came in. Actually, it was not me, it was the investigative reporter who did sociological work in that community, and knows how they think.

  4. The Donald’s Odds Against Hillary

    By Patrick J. Buchanan

    In a Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump race – which, the Beltway keening aside, seems the probable outcome of the primaries – what are the odds the GOP can take the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court?

    If Republicans can unite, not bad, not bad at all.

    Undeniably, Democrats open with a strong hand.

    There is that famed “blue wall,” those 18 states and D.C. with a combined 242 electoral votes, just 28 shy of victory, that have gone Democratic in every presidential election since 1988.

    The wall contains all of New England save New Hampshire; the Acela corridor (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland); plus Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin in the Middle West; and the Pacific coast of California, Oregon, Washington – and Hawaii.

    Changing demography, too, favors the Democrats.

    Barack Obama carried over 90 percent of the black vote twice and in 2012 carried over 70 percent of the Hispanic and Asian votes. These last two voting blocs are the fastest-growing in the USA.

    A third Democratic advantage is simple self-interest.

    Half the nation now receives U.S. government benefits – in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, welfare, student loans, rent subsidies, school lunches and Earned Income Tax Credits, etc.

    Folks who rely on government benefits are unlikely to rally to a party that promises to cut government. And as half the nation pays no income tax, these folks are unlikely to be thrilled about tax cuts.

    Bernie Sanders, who promises free college tuition and making Wall Street and the 1 percent pay for it, knows his party.

    While these realities of national politics would seem to point to inexorable Democratic dominance in coming decades, there are worms in the apple.

    First, there is the strangely shrunken and still shrinking Democratic leadership base. As the Daily Caller reports, under Obama, Democrats have lost a net of more than 900 state legislature seats, 12 governors, 69 U.S. House and 13 Senate seats. Such numbers suggest a sick party.

    Republican strength on Capitol Hill is again as great as it was in the last years of the Roaring ’20s.

    Second, due to Trump, viewership of the Republican debates has been astronomical – 24 million for one, 23 million for another.

    The turnout at Trump rallies has been unlike anything seen in presidential primaries; and what’s more, the GOP voter turnout in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada set new records for the party.

    Yet voter turnout for the Clinton-Sanders race has fallen, in every contest, below what it was in the Clinton-Obama race in 2008.

    Bernie’s millennials aside, the energy and excitement has been on the Republican contest, often a sign of party ascendancy.

    Not only would Trump at the top of the GOP ticket assure a huge turnout (pro and con), he is the quintessence of the anti-Washington, anti-establishment candidate in a year when Americans appear to want a wholesale housecleaning in the capital.

    As a builder and job creator, Trump would surely have greater cross-party appeal to working-class Democrats than any traditional Republican politician. Moreover, when Bernie Sanders goes down to defeat, how much enthusiasm will his supporters, who thrilled to the savaging of Wall Street, bring to the Clinton campaign?

    This is the year of the outsider, and Hillary is the prom queen of Goldman Sachs. She represents continuity. Trump represents change.

    Moreover, on the top Trump issues of immigration and trade, the elites have always been the furthest out of touch with the country.

    In the 1990s, when Bill Clinton fought the NAFTA battle, the nation rebelled against the deal, but the establishment backed it. When Republicans on Capitol Hill voted for most-favored-nation status for China, year in and year out, did Republican grass roots demand this, or was it the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Business Roundtable?

    On immigration, where are the polls that show Middle Americans enthusiastic about increasing the numbers coming? Where is the majority demanding amnesty or open borders?

    The elites of Europe are as out of touch as America’s.

    Angela Merkel, Time’s Person of the Year in 2015, is at risk of being dumped in 2016 if she does not halt the next wave of Middle Eastern refugees who will be arriving on Europe’s shores when the seas calm in the spring in the Aegean and the Mediterranean.

    If we believe the immigration issue Trump has seized upon is explosive here, look to Europe. In the Balkans and Central Europe, even in Austria, the barriers are going up and the border guards appearing.

    Mass migration from the Third World to the First World is not only radicalizing America. It could destroy the European Union. Anger over any more migrants entering the country is among the reasons British patriots now want out of the EU.

    America is crossing into a new era. Trump seems to have caught the wave, while Clinton seems to belong to yesterday.

  5. Shadowfax

    February 26, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    My bet is Hillary will win over Trump,

    I will do everything I can to make it so.
    __________________________________________

    I have already started.

  6. neetabug

    That’s great neetabug!!!!

    Me too, but I haven’t done any leg work yet. Work is getting in my way. 😉

  7. Christie has had a stick up his butt since the last election. He is another big bully. At the last republican convention he talked more about himself instead of Romney. I do not like or trust him.

  8. Churches have been getting the young registered to vote. We are out at supermarkets, malls and schools. We are out there letting the young people know how important it is to vote. Come the election in Nov, we have setup vans with bull horns going up and down streets. We will have cars for rides and babysitters. We are also getting young people to go knock on doors.

  9. Guess Neet and Shadow LOVED the last 8 years so much they can’t wait for 4 more. Put the nail in the coffin of America.
    Cause, only Black lives matter and illegals, Muslims it seems, in this World order.
    While Hillary and her kind live behind ivy towers throwing bread at our feet.

  10. I read somewhere Trump is not getting audited

    Can someone check this out?
    _______________________________
    gonzotx

    February 26, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    While Hillary and her kind live behind ivy towers throwing bread at our feet
    _______________________________________

    (Smile)

    This what they are saying about Donald.

  11. My bet is Hillary will win over Trump,

    I will do everything I can to make it so.

    =============================================
    Shadowfax, lets hope she gets the democratic nomination first. Then I will have a very difficult decision to make.

  12. The new establishment Stop Trump daydream:

    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/270966-did-christie-just-spark-draft-romney-move

    Did Christie just spark ‘draft Romney’ move?

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump, which can only be described as stunning and shocking to the political world, will cause panic and chaos throughout the GOP establishment.

    Here are some of the immediate results of the Christie move.

    First, Christie’s endorsement of Trump for president is devastating to the GOP establishment which was in virtual panic about the rise of Trump before Christie endorsed him and is now in a state of total panic behind the scenes.

    Second, Christie’s endorsement of Trump is a devastating blow to the conservative establishment, which views Trump as neither a legitimate Republican or a legitimate conservative (as I wrote in my most recent column for The Hill). The Christie move creates intense pressure on Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), the conservative movement favorite whose candidacy would be devastated if Trump defeats him in his home state of Texas — which is more likely today than yesterday. The Cruz candidacy was already showing signs of fading before Sen. Marco Rubio’s (Fla.) strong performance in the last debate and Christie’s endorsement of Trump.

    Third, Christie’s endorsement of Trump will put intense pressure on Rubio, who performed brilliantly in the last debate and appeared poised to make a serious run against Trump. Rubio has escalated his attack against Trump today, while Christie coupled his support for Trump with an attack-dog barrage against Rubio, whom Christie obviously holds in contempt.

    Fourth, Christie’s endorsement of Trump is like a gift from God to Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the Democratic Party. Most polls have shown both Clinton and Sanders defeating Trump — in some polls by landslide margins — so while the Republican establishment is now in fear of the peril of a Trump nomination, the Democratic establishment and the Democratic base are thrilled beyond description that a Trump nomination could lead to a Democratic landslide for the presidency and races for Congress.

    Fifth, Christie’s endorsement of Trump creates a put-up-or-shut-up moment for Republican Party leaders, movers and shakers, and major donors who must either unify in force behind Rubio almost immediately or find a late-entering candidate for a last-ditch stand.

    My guess is that there are two possible outcomes to the fear and loathing of Trump that now grips members of the GOP establishment, who will now watch the March 1 balloting with intense fear.

    If Rubio does better on March 1, there will be a powerful surge of establishment unity behind his candidacy and huge pressure on Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) to withdraw and support Rubio. If Rubio does poorly on March 1, there will be chaos, panic and bedlam throughout the GOP establishment, which could well turn to 2012 nominee Mitt Romney with a huge and sudden draft movement in a last-ditch attempt to save the party from Trump.

    In recent days, Romney has emerged with his call for Trump to release his tax returns and his prediction that the returns could include blockbuster bad news for Trump. Romney clearly possesses presidential stature, the capacity to self-finance a national campaign almost immediately and the capacity to raise enormous campaign money from large donors within days.

    Fasten your seat belts and stay tuned. The next week will be one of the most dramatic weeks in the modern history of presidential politics. Either Rubio will have a very big day next Tuesday or party leaders could well turn to Romney. In the meantime, Chris Christie’s endorsement of Trump creates indescribable fear and loathing throughout the GOP establishment while virtually all Democrats — myself included — have big smiles on our faces right now, courtesy of the governor of New Jersey.

    Smiles? Romney? Delusion!

  13. Well like the saying goes
    “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”

    I feel like we’ve been fu&ked for the last 8 years and frankly I don’t want 4 more years of it from O-Hillary.

    A man was once asked,
    “why do you keep hitting yourself in the head with that board?”
    He said:
    “Cause it feels so good when I stop!”

    Keep swinging the board O-Hillary supporters.

  14. “Well, during the debate the Stop Trump idiots went full idiot.”
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    Admin, you definitely have a way with words. Had a good laugh there.

  15. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/270986-maine-governor-endorses-trump

    Maine governor endorses Trump

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage has endorsed Donald Trump, becoming the second Republican governor on Friday to back the GOP presidential candidate.

    “Now I get to defend all the good stuff he says,” LePage laughed after announcing his endorsement on “The Howie Carr Show.”

    LePage said he didn’t agree with everything Trump says, but praised the candidate’s “Make America Great Again” slogan: “He’s showing a vision for the future.”

    LePage had endorsed Chris Christie in the GOP race, before the New Jersey governor dropped out after a poor showing in New Hampshire earlier this month.

    Christie endorsed Trump on Friday and immediately went to work bashing the businessman’s top remaining rivals, including Marco Rubio.

  16. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/26/exclusive-former-rnc-chairman-michael-steele-boom-trumps-christie-endorsement-was-a-drop-the-mic-moment/

    EXCLUSIVE: Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele: ‘BOOM!’ Trump’s Christie Endorsement Was A ‘Drop The Mic Moment’

    “One word, BOOM! Exclamation point,” Steele said in an interview. “Today after what we saw Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) do last night, he was out there attacking Trump on twitter and Trump was like, got one for you, BOOM!”

    “Now the guy who defined Marco a few weeks ago is back in the game. He’s engaged, and he’s working with Trump. BOOM!” [snip]

    “The man is amazing,” Steele said of Trump. “I’ve never seen anything like this in politics. I don’t think there’s any descriptor for what Donald Trump has done to the political process and the Republican Party. There’s no one else playing this game better than him.”

    Steele noted the size of the crowd at the Trump rally in Fort Worth.

    “10,000 people in this stadium, those are general election numbers,” Steele said. “If there’s 10,000 in the primary what do you think the general is going to be?”

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also declared Friday that Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump is a great sign for Trump’s chances to become the standard-bearer of the Republican Party.

  17. I am sitting here watching the news. I cannot believe Trump and Rubio acting like clowns. Instead of talking about issues they are talking about each other sweating and not knowing how to spell etc.

    There is no way I would want either of these clowns for president. They are acting like two year olds. The public is laughing thinking this is funny.

    This election has become a joke. No way would I want my children to look up to these clowns. SAD day in America.

  18. Most recent polls show Trump beating both Hillary and berniethecommie.
    Yes, Trump is not articulate ad Hillary, hands down she wins that, but SHE IS OBAMA3, OBAMA3, OBAMA3…she is not who we thought she was just like so many. Truth is, when you reap in 650,000 a speech have from Goldman …YOU OWE PLENTY!

  19. I do not care what Trump sounds like, or look like or if he has been divorced or bankrupt. I do not care if he hired illegal immigrants 30 years ago or what he pays in income tax. He is the only candidate who is willing and able to do what needs to be done to restore the sovereignty and wealth of the nation.

    Restoring the nation is does not require genius but does require strength, determination and good business sense. To do it, one must hit the ground running to reverse the damage done by the BO administration, on the day they take office.

    I campaigned for Hillary in 2008. She was the POTUS we needed. But after the damage inflicted on the nation, particularly the near unserviceable national debt, by the BO administration, her half measures will not stop the ruin. We will be fodder for the globalists.

    Yes, I like Hillary and her common sense on many things. But immigration is a deal breaker. Look at Europe. They are raping, killing and oppressing women and Hillary is silent. Actually they are killing, raping and oppressing men, too. Not just men and women but children also. Hillary is silent. She wants to bring them here. They are here. She wants to bring more of them here. Are your insane to support that? You are supporting your own murder. This is not just a minor issue to be a disagreement. It is death.

    The National debt will hit $21 trillion before BO leaves office. Most estimates I hear for the unservicable level is $24 trillion. BO cannot spend it fast enough, but he will try. Who will stop him? Hillary?

  20. The Donald’s Odds Against Hillary
    Thursday – February 25, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    By Patrick J. Buchanan

    In a Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump race – which, the Beltway keening aside, seems the probable outcome of the primaries – what are the odds the GOP can take the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court?

    If Republicans can unite, not bad, not bad at all.

    Undeniably, Democrats open with a strong hand.

    There is that famed “blue wall,” those 18 states and D.C. with a combined 242 electoral votes, just 28 shy of victory, that have gone Democratic in every presidential election since 1988.

    The wall contains all of New England save New Hampshire; the Acela corridor (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland); plus Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin in the Middle West; and the Pacific coast of California, Oregon, Washington – and Hawaii.

    Changing demography, too, favors the Democrats.

    Barack Obama carried over 90 percent of the black vote twice and in 2012 carried over 70 percent of the Hispanic and Asian votes. These last two voting blocs are the fastest-growing in the USA.

    A third Democratic advantage is simple self-interest.

    Half the nation now receives U.S. government benefits – in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, welfare, student loans, rent subsidies, school lunches and Earned Income Tax Credits, etc.

    Folks who rely on government benefits are unlikely to rally to a party that promises to cut government. And as half the nation pays no income tax, these folks are unlikely to be thrilled about tax cuts.

    Bernie Sanders, who promises free college tuition and making Wall Street and the 1 percent pay for it, knows his party.

    While these realities of national politics would seem to point to inexorable Democratic dominance in coming decades, there are worms in the apple.

    First, there is the strangely shrunken and still shrinking Democratic leadership base. As the Daily Caller reports, under Obama, Democrats have lost a net of more than 900 state legislature seats, 12 governors, 69 U.S. House and 13 Senate seats. Such numbers suggest a sick party.

    Republican strength on Capitol Hill is again as great as it was in the last years of the Roaring ’20s.

    Second, due to Trump, viewership of the Republican debates has been astronomical – 24 million for one, 23 million for another.

    The turnout at Trump rallies has been unlike anything seen in presidential primaries; and what’s more, the GOP voter turnout in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada set new records for the party.

    Yet voter turnout for the Clinton-Sanders race has fallen, in every contest, below what it was in the Clinton-Obama race in 2008.

    Bernie’s millennials aside, the energy and excitement has been on the Republican contest, often a sign of party ascendancy.

    Not only would Trump at the top of the GOP ticket assure a huge turnout (pro and con), he is the quintessence of the anti-Washington, anti-establishment candidate in a year when Americans appear to want a wholesale housecleaning in the capital.

    As a builder and job creator, Trump would surely have greater cross-party appeal to working-class Democrats than any traditional Republican politician. Moreover, when Bernie Sanders goes down to defeat, how much enthusiasm will his supporters, who thrilled to the savaging of Wall Street, bring to the Clinton campaign?

    This is the year of the outsider, and Hillary is the prom queen of Goldman Sachs. She represents continuity. Trump represents change.

    Moreover, on the top Trump issues of immigration and trade, the elites have always been the furthest out of touch with the country.

    In the 1990s, when Bill Clinton fought the NAFTA battle, the nation rebelled against the deal, but the establishment backed it. When Republicans on Capitol Hill voted for most-favored-nation status for China, year in and year out, did Republican grass roots demand this, or was it the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Business Roundtable?

    On immigration, where are the polls that show Middle Americans enthusiastic about increasing the numbers coming? Where is the majority demanding amnesty or open borders?

    The elites of Europe are as out of touch as America’s.

    Angela Merkel, Time’s Person of the Year in 2015, is at risk of being dumped in 2016 if she does not halt the next wave of Middle Eastern refugees who will be arriving on Europe’s shores when the seas calm in the spring in the Aegean and the Mediterranean.

    If we believe the immigration issue Trump has seized upon is explosive here, look to Europe. In the Balkans and Central Europe, even in Austria, the barriers are going up and the border guards appearing.

    Mass migration from the Third World to the First World is not only radicalizing America. It could destroy the European Union. Anger over any more migrants entering the country is among the reasons British patriots now want out of the EU.

    America is crossing into a new era. Trump seems to have caught the wave, while Clinton seems to belong to yesterday.

    A note of caution: This establishment is not going quietly.
    http://buchanan.org/blog/the-donalds-odds-against-hillary-124874

  21. UGH…Hillary is not just more of the same she is a whole lot WORSE.
    I am so sick of rainbows, racism and gender-ism driving agendas.
    and the last thing I want is the UN coming in a running things.

    anyone but hillary and bush.
    one out and one to go!!!!!

  22. The only thing I am trying to figure out is whether Admin has a 200 IQ or a 300 IQ. Talk about getting their firstest with the mostest. I dare you to name me any other site or pundit who read this situtation correctly, at that early point when admin did. Can you imagine where Hillary would be today, if she had only listened. And, as far as this business of accepting lucrative speaking fees from Goldman Sachs inter alia, if her ambition was to pursue the presidency, how could she possibly assume that those practices would not come back to bite her in the ass? In halcion times, we find candidates searching for issues. In desperate times we find issues searching for a candidate. The country has turned to Trump because he defies the political establishment, more than that he spits in their eye, the way everyone would. To hell with their political correctness. To hell with their phone statistics–we know 100 millions of working age not working does not equate to a 5% unemployment rate. We know that a $20 trillion dollar national debt is not a sign of prosperity, but damnosa heritas. And we know that the world fell apart on Obama’s watch, while the Republicans told their base they would stop him, refused to use the power of impeachment and the purse, and when they got power they conspired with him and raised the ceiling on donor contributions. A weak brand? Yes. A corrupt one? Absolutely.

  23. I read the Jerusalem Post a often and one thing that does disturb me about Hillary is her close relationship with Blumenthal who, along with his son, are extremely anti-Israeli. I am still surprised at how solid Hillary’s Jewish support is. Here in Boca she is rock solid, albeit you hear a few saying they are voting for Trump

  24. There is a legal concept here that ought to be thrown on the table/

    A plague on him who elevates form over substance.

    Yet that is what some people do.

    The reject Trump because, by their lights, he is uncivil.

    They are fine with boiling the frog.

    They are not fine with scaring the horses.

    The question they should be asking is, not whether he is civil, but whether he is right.

    Here is how I see the uniparty establishment at this point.

    This was written by a Frenchman during the Bel Epoch.

    Which is NOT what we are living today–except for the elites.

    https://youtu.be/LhqRZT8Bqo0

  25. Shadowfax

    February 26, 2016 at 10:02 pm
    —–
    First this comes from Obama’s former speech writer, so consider the source. Second, his comment from the article below tells me all I need to know.

    “I like Bernie Sanders. I like a lot of what he has to say, I love his idealism, and I believe deeply in his emphasis on grassroots change. My problem is not that his message is unrealistic—it’s that a campaign which is largely about Main St. vs. Wall St. economics is too narrow and divisive for the story we need to tell right now.”

    Bullshit

  26. And Trump was without doubt the star of the show. Like a young lion king Trump romped while his Rubio jester joked, and envious courtier Cruz jealously plotted and denounced the heavens for making him a humpback, not the one with the crown.

    Great description, it really paints a picture!

  27. From wbbeoi’s posted article:

    This is the year of the outsider, and Hillary is the prom queen of Goldman Sachs. She represents continuity. Trump represents change.

    Hmmm, where did I hear this before…? Like, a looong time ago….? lol

  28. this is a very interesting read…could have been written by Admin him/herself…in fact i wondered if it might have been : )

    I would recommend everyone taking a look, including Hillary supporters…almost a republican blueprint for what the democrats did to Hillary in 2008

    really makes one realize that in many ways our whole exercise in voting is almost a farce because of the manipulations of the party elites…the DNC and RNC…and their rules and motives…

    worth reading for all Americans to ponder…

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/02/26/tripwire-alert-the-rnc-gope-marco-rubio-chris-christie-and-donald-trump/#more-112951

  29. Romney? The guy who has already lost, what, 2 times?

    And “draft” would be right. One of his sons reported that Romney never wanted to win. Which explains why he let Candy Crowley cheat in that debate, and why he took 1-2 months off near the end of his campaign, to “build a new garage” (doesn’t he hire people to do that?)…

  30. Outris – you’re doing it wrong, you’re supposed to assume the *opposite* of what she says, that’s what she’s going to do 🙂

  31. Emily/Ace of Spades sobered up and said “never mind
    ——–
    Even among conservatives, there is that sober second judgement.

    The problem with ideologues of all stripes is the narrative more important than the truth.

    And if we were holding a requiem for big media, the headstone would say exactly that.

    “Lies here a man with so blinded by class bias that the truth ceased to matter.”

  32. I am so sick of rainbows, racism and gender-ism driving agendas. And the last thing I want is the UN coming in a running things.

    sirmcks – IKR? I think that’s why Trump is attracting so many. He’s not focusing on special interests, to keep them on their dem plantation. He’s focusing on what’s best for America, and the people from both sides of the aisle respond to that. Hillary is saying what her prized voters want to hear. Trump is saying what he believes. He wants to help all of America.

  33. I think it’s good the Christie endorsed Trump. I wouldn’t want him as a VP (I’m not sure what he would bring, Trump is also from the northeast, and Trump can do his own verbal sparring).

    But I do think he could take over some of the verbal sparring, so that Trump can show more of his other side, the one he shows in interviews, talking about issues in more depth, calmly, and with knowledge and experience.

  34. Romney?
    ——-
    A natural born loser.

    He owns Staples, so I say, staple a pink slip to his ass, and sluice him into the East River.

    War hero McCain would be a nice addition to that project.

    And SnowFlake: let us pray the elephants to get it right the next time.

  35. The only thing I am trying to figure out is whether Admin has a 200 IQ or a 300 IQ. Talk about getting their firstest with the mostest. I dare you to name me any other site or pundit who read this situtation correctly, at that early point when admin did.

    Sometimes I feel guilty that we have admin, when s/he could be using that same wisdom to make big bucks…

  36. We know from Sergeant Preston television shows in the 1950s

    That the Mounties always get their man.

    So why can’t the elephant trample snowflake.

    For this obvious violation of Title 7/

  37. Marco and the pill.
    He could be seen moving it around during his acceptance of Nikki’s endorsement.
    Maybe it was some kind of anti-thirst antidote.
    Some are now calling him Narco Rubio.

  38. holdthemaccountable
    February 27, 2016 at 7:45 am
    ————
    Nitrogen narcosis
    aka Rapture of the Deep
    From going down on
    Too many donors

    Plop plop
    Fizz fizz
    Oh what a drug fiend
    He is

    This addiction of his
    Plus his dearth of experience
    Makes him the perfect errand boy
    Strike that, president

  39. Lu: to ashes and endless night, this globalist view, to which the uniparty is unalterably committed. A vision which is destabilizing the world . . . hence, the return of the nation state. There will come a point where Obama is hung in effigy, not by extremists, but by people of common sense, who realize too late that what he is is a subversive. Jesus Christ, look at his father, his mother, Franklin Marshall Davis, Bill Ayers, Eric Holder. How could it be otherwise? Throughout history, crony capitalist have used subversives to enhance their profits. And the fruits of his subversion? Not transformation, but the wholesale destruction of a system which has brought liberty and prosperity to generations of Americans. Here is Richard’s take on the return of the nation state. It underscores the moral bankruptcy of defending the corrupt status quo, which is the centerpiece of Hillary’s campaign.
    ——-
    The EU underestimated the cost of creating a welfare state to which anyone could be admitted. Accepting the refugees was a moral feast for which it turned out no European country is now willing or able to pay. With a growing number of countries refusing the bill and a demented kitchen producing ever more dishes that no one will accept some EU member countries now fear they will be stuck holding the bag. Greece, where most migrants first enter the EU on their way to northern Europe, has warned it would not be converted into a “warehouse for souls”.

    More than 800,000 people last year arrived from Turkey on the Greek islands, where they got boats to Athens and then headed to the Balkans and continued their journeys up through Europe.
    But the tough new restrictions being enforced by Macedonia, which is only letting 200 people through a day, have created a bottleneck with thousands continuing to arrive each day in the country but with no way to leave.

    Arithmetic clashed with European Law and arithmetic won. The situation has now become reminiscent of the famous introduction from the movie “Casablanca” with Greece playing the part of French Morocco. “With the coming of the Second World War, many eyes in imprisoned Europe turned hopefully, or desperately, toward the freedom of the Americas. Lisbon became the great embarkation point. But not everybody could get to Lisbon directly, and so, a tortuous, roundabout refugee trail sprang up. Paris to Marseilles, across the Mediterranean to Oran, then by train, or auto, or foot, across the rim of Africa to Casablanca in French Morocco. Here, the fortunate ones, through money, or influence, or luck, might obtain exit visas and scurry to Lisbon, and from Lisbon to the New World. But the others wait in Casablanca — and wait — and wait — and wait.”

    Whether a Third World War is in the offing is open to debate. But unquestionably it is in Greece where people wait — and wait — and wait. Borders are going up all over the world and the shocked elites can’t believe what is happening. Recently former Mexican president Vicente Fox indignantly told Jorge Ramos’ Univision network what he thought of Trump’s border wall.

    “I’m not going to pay for that fucking wall! He should pay for it. He’s got the money,” Fox said.
    “Are you afraid that he’s going to be the next President of the United States?” Ramos asked. “What would that mean for Mexico?”

    “No no no, democracy can not take that, crazy people that don’t know what is going on in the world today. This worries me, the last caucus in Nevada… he won 44 percent of Hispanics.”

    Once that would have brought cries of shame upon the Donald. But now Trump responded to Fox at a political rally by saying, “the wall just got 10 feet higher” a statement which brought cheers from the crowd, which one senses would elect Trump just to see the priceless look on Vicente Fox’s face. It is Vicente Fox that “doesn’t know what is going on in the world today”. The incredible speed with which Schengen collapsed, the sudden possibility of a British Exit from the European Union (BREXIT) and the belated realization by the American punditry that Trump may actually gain the Republican presidential nomination is an indication of how badly the mainstream has misjudged the popular mood.

    The inmates of the castle are beginning to understand that the strange lighted dots in the distance represent men with torches and pitchforks on the move. The old deference to authority has weakened suddenly and catastrophically. In 1989 America bestrode the world. Now, Syrian Kurds are now attacking U.S.-supported rebels, leaving U.S. officials to wondering whether the Kurds have switched sides. Roy Gutman writing in Politico says “after nearly five years of watching Washington fumble the Syria crisis, Turkish officials say they are giving up on the Obama administration and will await its successor to craft a strategy for sorting out the Middle East’s expanding conflict.” Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe, has decided to push through with his summit with Vladimir Putin over the objections of Barack Obama. The Japan Times reports:

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has snubbed an appeal by U.S. President Barack Obama, who asked that he not visit Russia in May, sources close to Japan-Russia relations said Tuesday.
    Obama made the appeal by phone on Feb. 9, but Abe rejected it and will press ahead as planned with a visit to the Russian city of Sochi for talks with President Vladimir Putin, likely in early May, the sources said.

    Obama delivered the appeal in a conversation primarily about cooperation between Tokyo and Washington over North Korea’s launch of a rocket two days earlier. The Foreign Ministry has not publicly revealed what the two leaders discussed regarding Abe’s trip to Russia.

    The sources quoted Obama as urging Abe to postpone the trip, citing Russia’s differences with the United States over its actions in Ukraine and Syria.

    Abe is keen to settle a long-standing dispute over islands off Hokkaido seized by the Soviet Union after Japan’s surrender in World War II. The matter has prevented Moscow and Tokyo from signing a peace treaty.

    The name of “Barack Obama” has become “Barack Who-bama?” The Washington Post, which is as reliable bellwether of established opinion as can be found anywhere, writes “Trump is the GOP’s Frankenstein Monster”; which he is, cobbled together from all the unfulfilled promises of the 2010 and 2014 elections. But the same might be said of Sanders and the revolt over borders now shaking the EU to its core. Trump is just one of the monsters. They’re all over the place. The trouble with Frankenstein’s monsters — and most historical revolutions — is the revenge they visit on the aristocracy is almost always attended by excess. When they hit a lot of plates are broken.

    A lot can go wrong.

    The global hubbub is the revival of things assumed lost forever: borders, nations, creeds. In their wake will march the crowds, expectant, cheering, menacing. But the same crowds which can create can also destroy. In hindsight the superiority of the American founding fathers over our present leadership — apart from anticipating an upheaveal whose counterpart the mainstream media seems to have entirely missed — was to appreciate how dangerous a quantity revolution was.

    For all our modern technological advantages the Founders had the edge over contemporary Social Justice Warriors in the understanding of human nature. They feared revolution just as much as they desired it. John Adams told a crowd in 1772 that “there is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.” Even the eve of the declaration of independence Adams warned that the nation was about to enter a fire which could destroy it even as it sought salvation within:

    I am surprised at the suddenness as well as the greatness of this revolution… It may be the will of Heaven that America shall suffer calamities still more wasting, and distresses yet more dreadful. If this is to be the case it will have this good effect at least. It will inspire us with many virtues which we have not, and correct many errors, follies, and vices which threaten to disturb, dishonor, and destroy us. The furnace of affliction produces refinement in states as well as individuals. And the new Governments we are assuming in every part will require a purification from our vices, and an augmentation of our virtues, or they will be no blessings. The people will have unbounded power, and the people are extremely addicted to corruption and venality, as well as the great. But I must submit all my hopes and fears to an overruling Providence, in which, unfashionable as the faith may be, I firmly believe.

    Today, on the cusp of the return of the nations, the challenge is to seize the opportunities while managing the dangers. It was once widely accepted that revolutions were like Russian roulette which a player might not survive. People prepared for the eventuality with checks and balances. Today the danger is forgotten. It’s instructive that Ivy league educated Hillary Clinton was surprised by the tragic outcome of the Arab Spring when Edward Markham, the mere 19th century product of the San Jose State Normal School and the Christian College in Santa Rosa would not. In his poem “Man with the Hoe”, Markham asked:

    O masters, lords and rulers in all lands
    How will the Future reckon with this Man?

    How answer his brute question in that hour

    When whirlwinds of rebellion shake all shores?

    How will it be with kingdoms and with kings —

    With those who shaped him to the thing he is —

    When this dumb Terror shall rise to judge the world.

    After the silence of the centuries?

    How Hillary? How? That is the problem the present day leaders are struggling to come to grips with, yet which many are singularly unprepared to answer. The world has been safe for so long nobody knows how to open a box whose contents may be unexploded ordnance. But open it they must. Charles Dickens once saw taking chances as an act of faith. The character Sydney Carton, when asked what he saw as he mounted the guillotine answered with a vision:

    “I see Barsad, and Cly, Defarge, The Vengeance, the Juryman, the Judge, long ranks of the new oppressors who have risen on the destruction of the old, perishing by this retributive instrument, before it shall cease out of its present use.
    “I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy, in that England which I shall see no more. I see Her with a child upon her bosom, who bears my name.

    “I see that child who lay upon her bosom and who bore my name, a man winning his way up in that path of life … winning it so well, that my name is made illustrious there by the light of his. I see him, fore-most of just judges and honoured men, bringing a boy of my name, with a forehead that I know and golden hair, to this place—then fair to look upon, with not a trace of this day’s disfigurement—and I hear him tell the child my story, with a tender and a faltering voice.

    “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”

    But men lived in two worlds once and had a second sight. Today, many would climb that scaffold only to demand they be let down since it was an “unsafe space”.

  40. They’re all over the place. The trouble with Frankenstein’s monsters — and most historical revolutions — is the revenge they visit on the aristocracy is almost always attended by excess
    ——–
    Excess, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

    It begs the question what level of punishment is just for those who have made a living boiling the frog?

  41. Since Jon Favaeru’s requirement for women to join his club is that they be willing to be butt f’ed, his support for Hillary is a sign that they believe she will do for women what BO has done for African Americans. His support is certainly not a good sign.
    https://flic.kr/p/69fm3Z

  42. “This is the year of the outsider, and Hillary is the prom queen of Goldman Sachs.’

    Just watched The Big Short last night. What an eye opener. Goldman Sachs was one of those financial institutions responsible for aiding and abetting the greed in Wall Street that led to the real estate bubble and subsequent crash in 2007. From the epilogue, looks like the bad guys got away thanks to Obama’s bailout at taxpayers’ expense, and it’s business as usual over there, ready to foist the next scam on Main Street.

  43. lorac
    February 27, 2016 at 7:28 am
    ————–
    Wow.

    I noticed during the debate, that he was acting like he was on uppers.

    Lu4PUMA
    February 25, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    There is something wrong with Robio. Very strange. Maybe he is on uppers.

  44. Tony Stark
    February 27, 2016 at 10:01 am
    ——————————
    They have set up fraud now that makes the last one look like amateurs. The collapse will come and they are organized to evade responsibility and let the burden fall on the taxpayer. Looking at China’s demise, the timing will hit around the election.

    I do environmental regulatory work and have to deal with real estate ownership. These entities are so organized to avoid responsibility that they cannot even demonstrate authority.

    There are massive ponzi schemes in the real estate sector with these rental companies and the banks have properties in limbo in the foreclosure process that involve huge inventories. We will be hit in housing and financial investments with huge amounts of equity going, “Poof!”

    It all goes back to the mistake of ’08

  45. THIS IS HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Watch this . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    The Elite Plan to Stop Trump

    Insiders who were at a recent meeting between the Koch Bros. and Marco Rubio leaked intel on how exactly they’re going to try and steal the election from Donald Trump, GOP strategist Roger Stone revealed.

    The Koch Bros. met with GOP millionaires and billionaires Thursday night to pool together over $75 million to stop Trump and are going to use Mitt Romney as ‘Plan B’ if Rubio fails to gain traction on Super Tuesday, according to moles who were inside the meeting.

    “$75 million to stop Trump and $25 million to Marco Rubio, but they gave Rubio a condition: he’s got to win the Florida primary or he’s out and Mitt Romney’s in,” Stone revealed. “That’s the plan.”
    “First they’ll ramp up an enormous, negative campaign on TV against Trump and they’re going to hit this phony Trump University issue,” he continued. “They claim to have personal dirt on Trump – I doubt that – and they are also going to try and delve into his business affairs, but if Rubio fails to grab the Florida primary, then Rubio’s out and Mitt Romney’s in.”

    “The plan is for Romney to file for the New Jersey, New York and California primaries in an all-out ditch effort to stop Donald Trump and you heard it here on Infowars.com.”

    Additionally, Marco Rubio’s wife called Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, to desperately beg Cruz to exit the race and aid Rubio, but Heidi said no, Stone said.

    “The power structure’s desperate, the Rubio and Cruz teams are going back and forth but they can’t agree as to who will be the candidate,” he added. “I still believe Mitt Romney is totally dressed up, already made up, waiting in the wings… to step in as the last, best hope of the ‘stop Trump’ movement, and frankly I think Trump will bulldoze him as well.”

    http://www.infowars.com/breaking-insider-leaks-koch-bros-rubio-plan-to-stop-trump/

  46. Admin
    How is it possible for Romney to be competitive entering the race so late? In any event IMHO Romney will not beat Trump in any of those states. Americans don’t like losers. Like Hillary, Romney had his moment in time and blew it.

  47. The united Republican establishment front against Donald Trump started to crumble in a potentially profound way on Friday when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie backed the New York billionaire for president with an enthusiastic endorsement.
    The move, combined with the endorsement of Maine Governor Paul LePage later Friday, adds the establishment bona fides of two sitting U.S. governors to a devoutly outsider campaign. It also comes just days after Trump’s first two congressional endorsements in Representatives Chris Collins of New York and Duncan Hunter of California.
    In Christie, Trump also gained a powerful surrogate responsible for the lowest moment in the campaign of one of his last Republican adversaries: Marco Rubio.
    The New Jersey governor also opened a door for other Republican Party elites, who spent recent days rushing to boost Rubio, and invited them to walk through. If beating Hillary Clinton outweighed all other factors, as the New Jersey governor argued, then other objections to Trump’s campaign—such as his bombastic and nativist rhetoric—should take a back seat. As a twice-elected governor of a blue state and former chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Christie could serve as Trump’s ambassador to establishment donors, lawmakers and behind-the-scenes operators across the nation.
    ‘Rewriting the playbook’
    Wasting no time in showing what he brings to the campaign, Christie seized his new role as Trump standard bearer with zeal, undermining Rubio’s core pitch for his nomination—his electability—and belittling him as a performer delivering “one act after the other.”
    “The single most important thing for the Republican Party is to nominate the person who gives us the best chance to defeat Hillary Clinton,” Christie said at a Fort Worth news conference with Trump. “I can guarantee you that the one person Hillary and Bill Clinton do not want to see on that stage come next September is Donald Trump. They know how to run the standard political playbook against junior senators and run them around the block. They do not know the playbook with Donald Trump, because he is rewriting the playbook.”
    The Christie endorsement comes four days before a burst of nomination contests take place on March 1, known as “Super Tuesday.” After winning three of the first four states by large margins, a string of victories next Tuesday could make Trump all but unstoppable, which is why rivals Rubio and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas aggressively attacked him in a televised debate Thursday night.
    Within hours of Christie’s endorsement, Trump landed the backing of LePage, who praised the real estate mogul’s business acumen on the Howie Carr Show, a syndicated radio program.
    The final frontier of resistance
    Trump has shown broad appeal within the party, as he himself explained on Friday. “I won in a landslide,” he said, referring to the South Carolina primary. “I won evangelicals. I won military. I won the vets. I won everything. I won men. I won women. I won Hispanics. I won every single category.”
    But the one group of Republicans who have continued to overwhelmingly oppose him are lawmakers and influential consultants. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who helped lead the charge in 1994 elections that handed the party its first House majority in four decades, said it’s time to re-think that.
    “This Chris Christie endorsement of Trump is real signal to GOP establishment that they had better begin thinking about Trump as the future,” Gingrich said on Twitter, adding in another posting, “this is a huge step for Trump” that will have a big impact on Super Tuesday.
    The establishment pushes back
    Meanwhile, two former aides to Jeb Bush, an ex-rival who waged bitter fights with Trump and Christie during the primary, fiercely criticized the governor. “Like Trump, Chris Christie is a pathetic, corrupt man with a tiny ego. I’m sure they bonded discussing their insecurities over a big meal,” Tim Miller, Bush’s former communications director, wrote on Twitter.
    David Kochel, the former Jeb Bush strategist, seemed to evoke Christie’s weight.

    For Christie, throwing his support behind Trump could be seen as payback against Rubio after a bitter primary fight. As Christie climbed in New Hampshire, the state where he put all his chips, the pro-Rubio super PAC Conservative Solutions spent large amounts of money on TV ads in the Granite State attacking the governor.
    They left a mark, and Christie never quite recovered despite landing a devastating blow against Rubio in his final debate of the Republican race.
    Speaking to reporters while campaigning Friday, Rubio characterized the endorsement as an act of desperation by Trump after the debate.
    “Chris is an articulate guy. You know, Donald probably needs a life-line after last night, so he called in Chris Christie. I respect that,” Rubio said. “I have more than my fair share of endorsements.”

  48. Rubio characterized the endorsement as an act of desperation by Trump after the debate.
    “Chris is an articulate guy. You know, Donald probably needs a life-line after last night, so he called in Chris Christie. I respect that,” Rubio said.

    ggrrrrr… may little Rubie receive the wrath of Trump.

  49. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/jan-brewer-endorses-donald-trump-219898

    Jan Brewer endorses Donald Trump

    “For years I pleaded with the federal government to do their job and secure our border. Today, we can elect a President who will do just that — Donald J. Trump,” Brewer said in a statement released by Trump’s campaign.

    Brewer, 71, was governor of Arizona from 2009-2015. Her endorsement follows those of Maine Gov. Paul LePage and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie this week.

  50. Lu4PUMA
    February 26, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Lu4PUMA, thank you for your thoughts, you represent all that PUMA was supposed to mean.

    foxyladi14
    February 27, 2016 at 11:37

    I watched that video and I am heart sick. To those of you who support Hillary’s nonsense how did you feel watching the frail Bill Clinton trying to stand up to that bully when Hillary will risk nothing to try to win herself? Why is she putting her family through this? Why is she putting us through this?

    And who ever said “One of his sons reported that Romney never wanted to win” I always knew that, he was there to distroy any candidate who had a chance to win the nomination and beat Obama. Romney 2012 was a place keeper for Jeb 2016. And all he will be now is a place keeper for the Zombie Jeb.

  51. alcina
    February 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Rubio characterized the endorsement as an act of desperation by Trump after the debate.
    “Chris is an articulate guy. You know, Donald probably needs a life-line after last night, so he called in Chris Christie. I respect that,” Rubio said.

    That is Ronmey talking, Romney has been doing the talking out of Rubio’s mouth since the last debate.

  52. Peggy Noonan channeling WBBOEI

    There are the protected and the unprotected. The protected make public policy. The unprotected live in it. The unprotected are starting to push back, powerfully.

    The protected are the accomplished, the secure, the successful—those who have power or access to it. They are protected from much of the roughness of the world. More to the point, they are protected from the world they have created. Again, they make public policy and have for some time.

    I want to call them the elite to load the rhetorical dice, but let’s stick with the protected.

    They are figures in government, politics and media. They live in nice neighborhoods, safe ones. Their families function, their kids go to good schools, they’ve got some money. All of these things tend to isolate them, or provide buffers. Some of them—in Washington it is important officials in the executive branch or on the Hill; in Brussels, significant figures in the European Union—literally have their own security details.

    Because they are protected they feel they can do pretty much anything, impose any reality. They’re insulated from many of the effects of their own decisions.

    One issue obviously roiling the U.S. and Western Europe is immigration. It is the issue of the moment, a real and concrete one but also a symbolic one: It stands for all the distance between governments and their citizens.

    It is of course the issue that made Donald Trump.

    Britain will probably leave the European Union over it. In truth immigration is one front in that battle, but it is the most salient because of the European refugee crisis and the failure of the protected class to address it realistically and in a way that offers safety to the unprotected.

    If you are an unprotected American—one with limited resources and negligible access to power—you have absorbed some lessons from the past 20 years’ experience of illegal immigration. You know the Democrats won’t protect you and the Republicans won’t help you. Both parties refused to control the border. The Republicans were afraid of being called illiberal, racist, of losing a demographic for a generation. The Democrats wanted to keep the issue alive to use it as a wedge against the Republicans and to establish themselves as owners of the Hispanic vote.

    Many Americans suffered from illegal immigration—its impact on labor markets, financial costs, crime, the sense that the rule of law was collapsing. But the protected did fine—more workers at lower wages. No effect of illegal immigration was likely to hurt them personally.

    It was good for the protected. But the unprotected watched and saw. They realized the protected were not looking out for them, and they inferred that they were not looking out for the country, either.

    The unprotected came to think they owed the establishment—another word for the protected—nothing, no particular loyalty, no old allegiance.

    Mr. Trump came from that. . . . You see the dynamic in many spheres. In Hollywood, as we still call it, where they make our rough culture, they are careful to protect their own children from its ill effects. In places with failing schools, they choose not to help them through the school liberation movement—charter schools, choice, etc.—because they fear to go up against the most reactionary professional group in America, the teachers unions. They let the public schools flounder. But their children go to the best private schools.

    This is a terrible feature of our age—that we are governed by protected people who don’t seem to care that much about their unprotected fellow citizens.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-and-the-rise-of-the-unprotected-1456448550

  53. A comment from another site (one that studied Trayvon Martin’s attack on Zimmerman, as well as the trial, and everyone there knows that Martin was bashing Zimmerman’s head into the concrete and only then did Zimmerman pull out his gun). The poster was talking about a speech Hillary gave today:

    Typical garbage, blah, blah, blah… UNTIL she mentioned that Sybrina Fulton was in the audience, saying this: “Whose son Trayvon was shot and killed for simply walking down the sidewalk.”

    Hillary knows she is lying. I’m sorry, but that is just shameless…. and dangerous. It’s a dangerous lie that has already caused other deaths and injuries and could again.

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