South Carolina Primary Results And #DemDebate Weekend Before #SuperTuesday

Update: Hillary Clinton looked great last night. As Hillary approached the stage she smiled broadly and looked like the fighter and candidate many fondly remember from 2008. That’s what a mega-victory and the prospect of more victories on SuperTuesday will do for you.

More importantly Hillary Clinton did what none of the Republican candidates have been able to do vis-a-vis Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton declared a competing vision for the country. Hillary also came up with a great retort to Donald Trump’s message “Make America Great Again”:

Clinton calls for ‘love and kindness’ in SC victory speech [snip]

“Despite what you hear, we don’t need to make America great again — America hasn’t stopped being great. But we do need to make America whole again,” she said Saturday in South Carolina, mocking Trump’s campaign slogan.

Instead of building walls, we need to be tearing down barriers. We need to show, by everything we do, that we really are in this together.”

The former secretary of State appeared passionate as she worked to rally her supporters with an optimistic message, likely looking to counter Trump’s tone. She called for “more love and kindness” while working the crowd of supporters into cheers.

Democrats, Republicans, independents, everyone should be grateful to Hillary Clinton for this moment of clarity. What Hillary Clinton managed to do on her victory night was to cement the issue that will decide the presidency in 2016.

On the one hand we will have the “more love and kindness” campaign, “Make America Whole Again”. On the other side we will hear Donald J. Trump say there is no more time for business as usual – it’s time for a change – “nice” won’t do it.

That’s the dividing line in 2016.

Is it time for a change? Or do we want more of the same?

What Bernie Sanders demonstrates in 2016 is that the so-called “Obama Coalition” which we correctly analyze as more representative of what television network programmers want – a “Situation Comedy” demographic is split. The white young ‘uns are all gone Bernie (look at the results even in blowout South Carolina) and the African-American vote is back with the formerly “racist” Hillary even in South Carolina.

African-American voters want what few other groups in the country want:

Eighty-eight percent of black voters said they want the next president to continue Obama’s policies, a strong support group for Clinton.

As we explained in 2013’s “Muddled Message Mess”, this is a “CHANGE” election. It’s impossible to be the “change” agent and the “stay the course” candidate simultaneously.

As to “love and kindness”, that was the Jeb Bush campaignI will take nothing and no one for granted. I will run with heart.

Jeb Bush ran “with heart” and got run over by a truck, then a train, then a plane. Jeb Bush was not the “change” candidate:

The entire premise of Bush’s candidacy now looks like a misread of an electorate that wasn’t amenable to establishment candidates—and a misunderstanding of a modern media environment ill-suited to a policy wonk who speaks in paragraphs, not punchy sound bites. He couldn’t sell experience to an electorate that wanted emotion. He couldn’t escape his last name.

A “whole” America, or a “great” America? That’s the 2016 campaign. Thank Hillary for that moment of clarity.

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Hillary Clinton looked genuinely happy for the first time this election season immediately after her Nevada caucus win. Tonight Hillary Clinton will also be happy as she racks up a win in South Carolina.

The question will be “how big a win?”

This SuperTuesday Ted Cruz will face the same question. A blowout win by Ted Cruz of over 50% of the vote would help him emerge as a truly solid big time winner even though it is his home state. A ten point win in the home state would be nice although not particularly impressive. A “win” in the single digits, well below 50%”, will be the equivalent of a hospital patient whose organs are failing, at the last moment placed in an iron lung, to keep the body going after the spirit has departed.

Ted Cruz needed a big win in South Carolina too. South Carolina is the “doorway to the South” and if Ted Cruz could have won there SuperTuesday would have held possibilities to not only survive, but win.

Tonight, Hillary Clinton will win South Carolina. A blowout win of 30 points will pierce the heart of the Bernie Sanders campaign. The Sanders campaign lied to itself and its supporters that Sanders really truly did have a chance to be the party nominee and increasingly they believed it more and more. But it was always a delusion.

The Bernie Sanders campaign did not fool itself however with certain of its campaign assumptions. They knew that the more early wins they scored would help them endure the more difficult period in South Carolina and the South.

Sanders probably won the majority of votes in Iowa although the party will hide the vote totals until they are irrelevant to the race. The headline was that Hillary2016 “won” and that was enough. Then Bernie Sanders scored an impressive win in New Hampshire and a small defeat in Nevada. Now comes the defeat in South Carolina and further defeats in the South.

All the Sanders campaign has to do is survive. Unlike the cadaverous Ted Cruz and the puny Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders has victories to come in primaries and caucuses. Obviously in Vermont Bernie Sanders will win. Unlike Ted Cruz in his home state, Bernie Sanders in his home state of Vermont scores a stunning 75 points margin ahead of Hillary. Sanders might also win in Massachusetts and in assorted other states.

But the key point to remember is that Bernie Sanders only has to survive and he will advance. In every election Bernie Sanders will get delegates. In every election Bernie Sanders will get national debate time on national television. That’s Bernie Sanders’ “trump” card so it speak. Because of the proportional allocation of delegates Bernie Sanders has an incentive to stay in and proselytize.

Bernie Sanders really has little to lose, if anything. He was never a real contender for the nomination. In his entire career in public life it is all about talk talk talk never really doing anything. For Bernie Sanders the race is the victory.

The South Carolina primary will be mostly useful for comparison purposes. This is another contest we can compare the outcomes in voter participation rates between the two parties. It will also help us see the lay of the land for the general election. For instance, on SuperTuesday, Massachusetts will be a window for the general election:

Donald Trump is poised to romp across the South on Super Tuesday, cementing a hold on the Republican presidential nomination. But it’s little-watched and deeply liberal Massachusetts that’s sending shivers down Democrats’ spines.

Massachusetts, they fear, is where Trump could chart a course to the White House.

The state — the largest non-Southern prize on the GOP calendar next week — is packed with the independent, blue-collar voters that will decide key general election states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. And if Trump can trounce his Republicans rivals by pulling in those voters in Massachusetts on Tuesday, Democrats are afraid he could do the same to them nationwide in November.

“It’d be like the canary in the coal mine,” said Doug Rubin, a Democratic strategist who helped steer Deval Patrick and Elizabeth Warren to statewide victories in Massachusetts. “If Trump is able to convince a lot of moderate-to-conservative independents to vote in the primary and he does really well here, that would be a warning sign for Democrats going forward.” [snip]

If he can do something big in Massachusetts and do something with people who don’t normally come out at all, if they come out for Trump, it says something enormous about the country,” added Sean Curran, a longtime Democratic fundraiser. “This is a bellwether for states that tend to be purple, if not blue, that there is some kind of vitality to his candidacy there for a general election. It would be a very, very unnerving thing.”

Tonight’s South Carolina vote won’t mean much in the Sanders v. Clinton match. Hillary wins South Carolina and all the SuperTuesday states except for Vermont. But for comparison purposes, as in Massachusetts, South Carolina is worth watching. We’ll be watching.

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204 thoughts on “South Carolina Primary Results And #DemDebate Weekend Before #SuperTuesday

  1. Sanders concedes South Carolina, in a statement, not a personal appearance:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-dem-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/02/sanders-congratulates-clinton-south-carolina-219904?lo=ap_a1

    Sanders congratulates Clinton on S.C. victory, adds ‘this campaign is just beginning’

    Bernie Sanders released a statement congratulating Hillary Clinton minutes after she was declared the winner of South Carolina’s Democratic primary Saturday night.

    “I congratulate Secretary Clinton on her victory in South Carolina,” Sanders said in the statement, going on to name-check a few of his major supporters in the state. “I will always be especially thankful for the courageous support of state Reps. Terry Alexander, Justin Bamberg, Joe Neal, Wendell Gilliard, Cesar McKnight, Robert Williams and former Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian.”

    Sanders said that his campaign wasn’t over despite a huge loss.

    “Let me be clear on one thing tonight,” Sanders’ statement read. “This campaign is just beginning. We won a decisive victory in New Hampshire. She won a decisive victory in South Carolina. Now it’s on to Super Tuesday. In just three days, Democrats in 11 states will pick 10 times more pledged delegates on one day than were selected in the four early states so far in this campaign. Our grassroots political revolution is growing state by state, and we won’t stop now.”

    “When we come together, and don’t let people like Donald Trump try to divide us, we can create an economy that works for all of us and not just the top 1 percent,” Sanders finished.

  2. I will never vote for Hillary. Support for amnesty and the video lie from Benghazi are a bridge to far.
    With all do respect why should anyone trust her. I am not looking for an argument and I respect you have every right to support, but outside of her lady parts why? I wonder why? Policy wonk is bullshit. Don’t mean to insult but I see no value in her. Why would she lie about Benghazi.

  3. 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.

  4. Reposing from end of last Post –

    Peggy Noon channels Wbboei:

    We’re in a funny moment. Those who do politics for a living, some of them quite brilliant, are struggling to comprehend the central fact Republican primary race, while regular people have already absorbed what has happened and is happening. Journalists and politicos have been sharing schemes for how Marco parlays a victory out of winning nowhere, or Ted roars back, or Kasich has to finish second in Ohio. But in my experience any nonpolitical person on the street, when asked who will win, not only knows but gets a look as if you’re teasing him. Trump, they say.

    I had such a conversation again Tuesday with a friend who repairs shoes in a shop on Lexington Avenue. Jimmy asked me, conversationally, what was going to happen. I deflected and asked who he thinks is going to win. “Troomp!” He’s a very nice man, an elderly, old-school Italian-American, but I saw impatience flick across his face: Aren’t you supposed to know these things?

    In America now only normal people are capable of seeing the obvious.

    But actually that’s been true for a while, and is how we got in the position we’re in.

    Last October I wrote of the five stages of Trump, based on the Kübler-Ross stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Most of the professionals I know are stuck somewhere between four and five.

    But I keep thinking of how Donald Trump got to be the very likely Republican nominee. There are many answers and reasons, but my thoughts keep revolving around the idea of protection. It is a theme that has been something of a preoccupation in this space over the years, but I think I am seeing it now grow into an overall political dynamic throughout the West.

    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.

    Similarly in Europe, citizens on the ground in member nations came to see the EU apparatus as a racket—an elite that operated in splendid isolation, looking after its own while looking down on the people.

    In Germany the incident that tipped public opinion against the Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal refugee policy happened on New Year’s Eve in the public square of Cologne. Packs of men said to be recent migrants groped and molested groups of young women. It was called a clash of cultures, and it was that, but it was also wholly predictable if any policy maker had cared to think about it. And it was not the protected who were the victims—not a daughter of EU officials or members of the Bundestag. It was middle- and working-class girls—the unprotected, who didn’t even immediately protest what had happened to them. They must have understood that in the general scheme of things they’re nobodies.

    What marks this political moment, in Europe and the U.S., is the rise of the unprotected. It is the rise of people who don’t have all that much against those who’ve been given many blessings and seem to believe they have them not because they’re fortunate but because they’re better.

    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.

    And a country really can’t continue this way.

    In wise governments the top is attentive to the realities of the lives of normal people, and careful about their anxieties. That’s more or less how America used to be. There didn’t seem to be so much distance between the top and the bottom.

    Now is seems the attitude of the top half is: You’re on your own. Get with the program, little racist.

    Social philosophers are always saying the underclass must re-moralize. Maybe it is the overclass that must re-moralize.

    I don’t know if the protected see how serious this moment is, or their role in it.

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

  5. And still counting…only 50% of the vote counted

    Hillary is winning by a landslide. GO HILLARY!!

    Winner H. Clinton
    74.5%
    153,065 votes 35 delegates

    Higher turnout and more votes than Obama got in 2008
    B. Sanders
    24.9%
    51,090 12 delegates

  6. Lorac,

    I agree. Anyone who can accept Hillary saying: “Whose son Trayvon was shot and killed for simply walking down the sidewalk.” and still support her is in serious denial, not wanting to admit the truth that Hillary is a liar. She is lying for Obama, lying for herself, and lying to pander to voters.

    As GonzoTx stated earlier, she is Obama3, Obama3, Obama3.

    Maybe that fall did indeed do a bit of damage, because she’s nuts.

  7. Peggy Noonan speaks of our abuse, although she understates it. Hillary is silent.

    Some irate Europeans delivered a dead pig to a Mosque with Angela Merkel’s name carved in it.

    Are they waiting for Days of Rage?

  8. Hillary wins at 99.9% of the vote counted

    47.5% blowout win over Bernie

    Democratic 99.9% Reporting
    Delegates Allocated: 57/59Delegates

    Huge Winner Hillary R Clinton
    73.5%
    271,366 43 delegates

    B. Sanders
    26.0%
    95,840 14 delegates

  9. I don’t know if the protected see how serious this moment is, or their role in it.
    ———–
    They

    Haven’t

    A

    Clue,

    Peggy

    They think they can destroy Trump, nominate a globalist (Rubio–or more likely Romney) who will lose to another globalist (Hillary), without a revolution, and they will be back in charge.

    In 1964 they had a major earthquake in Alaska. In Anchorage the downtown area around 4th steet collapsed. In Kodiak, boats which were in the water ended up on top of hills. And we had a cannery in Seldovia which ended up under 6 feet of water, thanks to extraordinary seismic activity.

    There is seismic activity in politics now, as the middle east empties out and brings its problems to the doorstep of clueless Merkel–where they rightfully belong, because of her liberal policies. Everyone is erecting boundaries, borders, and the refugee hord is backed up to Istanbul.

    Vicente Fox, a Coke executive and former president of Mexico, is defiant on the subject of a wall, and uses filthy words to convey his discontent. He then tells the little monkey (Jorge Ramos) that Trump is a nativist and does not understand what is going on in the world. That is the elite mind in action. That is why I say they are clueless. It is they, not Trump, who fail to understand what is going on in the world. The elites may want world government, but the people do not.

  10. Comment from another site: (no link to original source)

    They are spinning Hilary’s HUGE win in SC hard. Dem turnout from 2008 to 2016 went way down and Rep went up a lot look at the numbers.

    2008 Primary
    Dem ~530,000
    Rep ~430,000

    2016
    Dem ~364,000
    Rep ~734,000

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    I said it once before – I’m not sure that Dem turnout is low – they’re voting – but they’re voting for Trump….

  11. S. Carolina really hurt in 08, especially what the race baiters did to Bill. For that alone, I am pleased she crushed Sanders.

  12. I have Murder She Wrote on in the background as I work on my computer. The guest star is Bruce Jenner. And he is Bruce Jenner. It’s… kind of weird. I can’t explain it.

  13. jb – she’s going to win the nomination, of course. The only weird thing is that a socialist has beat her anywhere. Of course, I don’t know what the DNC has up their sleeves in terms of the mystery candidate that admin has referenced.

  14. I believe what I brought over from another site upthread was from her South Carolina victory speech. So now she’s the race baiter in the state that it was used against her….

  15. CLINTON WINS SC IN 50-POINT LANDSLIDE!
    R E S U L T S
    SET TO SWEEP SOUTH?
    TURNS FOCUS TO TRUMP

    Drudge top headline, and he doesn’t even have an ugly photo of Hillary with it.

  16. Good numbers lorac…good to know.

    Hillary is the globalist choice, no doubt, she made her bed with them with 650,000 dollar speaking fees and, open borders, Muslim love… for her buddies, only Black lives Matter, you Black Shadow?.
    Benghazi just a side show to show support for the Fu#ked up Middle East disaster she supported on obamas fu#ked up world tour of America the Satan…
    It’s great to be Queen of the Damned.

  17. Rubio: arch globalist, is the kiss of death to this country

    “First of all, let’s remember the warning of Rush Limbaugh, who said if Rubio is president, within 12 to 18 months, the entirely of the donor class agenda will be implemented,” Miller said.

    He described that agenda in detail as:

    Mass immigration, open borders, amnesty, TPP [Trans-Pacific Trade partnership] and even more globalist trade deals, and the destruction of U.S. sovereignty.

    Understand, everyone listening today: There is a point of no return. It is not far away. It is right in front of you. And if you cross it, there is no going back.

    Marco Rubio’s career has been a career of deception for the singular purpose of advancing his own ambition and financial standing and campaign fundraising in order to put him in a position to end forever the existence of the United States as a country with sovereign, protected, secure, defined, certain boundaries.

    In Florida, Mr. Rubio killed a bill to block sanctuary cities. How many Floridians today have been wounded or maimed or lost a loved one because Marco Rubio didn’t fight to help the bill to stop sanctuary cities? Who is their voice?

    Marco Rubio pushed to give in-state tuition to illegal aliens. How many young people in Florida today are in debt because that money has been held off from them so Marco Rubio could waste the time of the Florida legislature to find a way to discount tuition for illegal immigrants, instead of fighting for his state’s own legal residents?

    Marco Rubio, when he saw an opportunity, campaigned against Charlie Christ for pushing the DREAM Act. Then he came to the Senate, and the first major thing he pushed was the DREAM Act.

    Then he joined Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, and Barack Obama to push through the Senate the worst immigration bill in the history of these United States. And had it become law, America would be decimated. And he lied about the provisions in that bill not once, not twice, not three times, but day, after day, after day, after day.

    As Phyllis Schlafly said: Marco Rubio’s claims about amnesty, his deceptions, exceeded Obama’s claims about Obamacare. Think about that for a second.

    And then he treated law enforcement, in the words of Chris Crane, “like absolute trash.” How can you have a GOP nominee who demonstrates that kind of disrespect?

    Miller continued, explaining who Chris Crane is:

    [Crane’s] a Marine. He’s a lifetime member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars. And he’s been elected by his peers to be their voice to the country. He’s been elected by his peers, his fellow ICE officers, to be their voice to the nation. And if he wanted to, he could have played the game. He could have gone to Rubio and said, hey, I’ll support your bill if you give me some particular benefit. But he didn’t do that.

    Instead, he asked Rubio to protect the national security of the United States. He asked Rubio, don’t give amnesty to sex offenders. Don’t give amnesty to child molesters. Don’t give amnesty to gang members.

    And Rubio said, oh, sure, Chris. I’ll take care of all that. And instead, what did Rubio do? He left in amnesty for the most dangerous aliens in the United States of America. What can you say about a person that treats law enforcement in that way, who misleads law enforcement in that way, and who does so in an effort to put a bill on President Obama’s desk to legalize the most dangerous aliens in the United States of America?

    Making matters worse, to this day, Rubio says — “Well, I did it because I wanted to get the best bill I could out of the Senate.” His best bill legalizes sex offenders? His best bill legalizes MS-13 gang members? His best bill is supported by every single Senate Democrat? Beloved by Barack Obama? Beloved by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)9%
    ? Marco Rubio, to this day, says his best bill, is the bill Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)19%
    embraces, the Center for American Progress embraces, that George Soros embraces. That’s his best bill? And he wants to be the president of the United States?

    And then he goes on TV and in Spanish says he won’t eliminate Obama’s executive amnesty? His unconstitutional, executive amnesty right away? And then he pretends he didn’t say that later, when he’s talking in English?

    This is the legacy of a man who is committed to an ideology of globalism so extreme it defies explanation.

    Bannon asked, “Why has the mainstream conservative media not drilled down on this? Why are they giving Marco Rubio a pass?”

    “Because think tank life in Washington, D.C. is comfortable,” Miller said, adding:

    I don’t mean that in a mean way. I’ve got lots of friends in Washington, D.C. whom I have extensive admiration for. But the think tank life is a nice life. You can be a Capitol Hill staffer, then you can go work at a particular think tank, and then you can be a so-called GOP strategist on Fox News or some other station, and then you can go be a lobbyist, and then maybe you can go be a consultant, and around and around and around you can go. And you can feel good about yourself because maybe on a Friday night, you go to a townhouse somewhere, and you have an esoteric conversation about the Import-Export bank, and think that you’re really smart and fantastic and fabulous, and give yourself a pat on the back.

    Meanwhile, Americans are dying in the streets because of our open border. Kate Steinle was murdered in her father’s arms by an illegal immigrant. But our lawmakers in D.C., and our political system in D.C., and our lobbyists in D.C. have become so desensitized to the abuse of Americans that that horrendous slaughter, in broad daylight in the streets of San Francisco, was not enough to stir our political class to meaningful, sustained action. That death was not enough to stir to action Washington, D.C.

    If you want to stay with that system, if you want to double down on that kind of failure, then there are candidates in this race who can give you that kind of failure for four or eight more years.

    But if you want to end the fever grip of special interests, and the pollution of donors and lobbyists on our political system, then you have one choice. You have one vote. And you have one chance to put the American citizens back in control of their own future and their own destiny.

    http://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2016/02/27/must-listen-stephen-miller-makes-case-against-marco-rubio-in-epic-rant/

  18. Lorac: that is quite an article. Led arch villain globalist, Murdock, and his lieutenant Ailes entire FOX lineup went Judas on the country. Levin is the only surprise. Mark, I am really disappointed in you. And the same goes for that blowhard Rush Linbaugh. Rubio was the point man in this sell out. He needs to be spit out of the system on Super Tuesday, and in Florida. Fortunately, my gal Ann Coulter never succumbed to their treachery. Its too bad Andrew Breitbart is not around because he would rip those conservative poseurs a new asshole. Anyone who watches that network–propaganda mill religiously needs to have their head examined. They are just as up to the necks in boiling the frog as the legacy networks are, and if there is a frog to be boiled, let us hope it is theirs not ours.

  19. Your right wbb,

    Still I am shocked, Levin for sure, no Michael Savage though. Wonder if he will talk to it.
    He has a really Hugh following also.

  20. “Greece on Sunday said the tally of refugees and migrants on its soil could more than triple next month, reaching as many as 70,000 people, as a cap on border crossings by Balkan countries left them “trapped” in the country.”

    “We estimate that in our country the number of those trapped will be from 50,000-70,000 people next month”, Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas said.”

    “The bottleneck is expected to get worse after EU members Slovenia and Croatia, as well as Serbia and Macedonia, imposed a limit of 580 migrants entering their borders each day.”

    “Those measures came on the heels of a clampdown by Austria, which lies farther up the migrant trail that extends from the Balkans to Germany and Scandinavia.”

    “On Saturday, Mouzalas told Sto Kokkino radio that Greece intends to create provisional camps across the country to accommodate up to 3,000 people each, but “preferably 1,000 people, in order to cover their basic needs for a little while.”

    In a bid to regulate the flow of refugees until the border situation is resolved, Greek authorities are trying to house them on the Aegean islands where migrants’ arrivals have decreased, Greek authorities say.” https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/30950611/greece-says-up-to-70-000-migrants-may-be-trapped-next-month/

    I still think Germany and the EU technocrats are using Greece as a site for a humanitarian disaster to make it stop. Greece is/has stopped even bringing them over to the mainland from the islands where they rubber dinghy over from Turkey. Turkey is not going to do anything to stop it and the EU knows it. The enormous ferries that Greece uses for all of their islands are now being used to HOUSE migrants. LOL. There are probably so many people on those big boats they aren’t seaworthy. Expect some sunk ferries full of people. In the harbor.

    Why would Greece agree to this? A future cushy bailout from Germany (cheaper than paying for millions of migrants forever) because the Greeks flooded Europe with migrants on purpose as payback for the Greek financials, Merkel the idiot virtue signaled her way into disaster after sticking it to Greece. Funny how payback is such a bitch. Who is among the countries who care the least for Muslims? Greece. Who can shut it down the easiest? Greece with their big boats and rock islands. Who is poor and can’t feed the migrants and known for bureaucratic ineptitude? Greece. Who hates Turkey’s guts? Orthodox Christian Greece. The Balkans and Austria are all in on it and Merkel will try to save herself and the EU. When the migrants start backing up in Turkey Erdogan will go all Ottoman on their ass. Then it will stop. And Greece is bailed out. Again.

  21. All politicians are liars. None of them are exempt. Trump claiming he has never done anything to ask God for forgiveness for, really resonates not only in my church but other churches as well. Some are talking about his marriages. How he cheated on his wife. They are not throwing any stones at him. The fact that he thinks he is so great he does not have to ask for forgiveness is what they don’t like about him. Everyone has done something they are not proud of.

  22. Voter turn out during the primary is always low. Most people only vote in the general election, except when o ran. I believe the turn out will be heavy in the general election.

  23. I was watching tv last night. They interviewed some voters in Texas. They ask one woman who she was voting for. She said she was for Cruz, but she is voting for Trump because she wanted to be on the winning side. Shows you how her brain cells work.

  24. Caveat: I’ve not yet read longer articles placed here, so maybe I’m repeating.
    Just wanted to note one from the grey lady angry with Rubio. Published today:

    Marco Rubio Pushed for Immigration Reform With Conservative Media
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/us/politics/marco-rubio-pushed-for-immigration-reform-with-conservative-media.html?_r=0

    I’ve lost the tweet putting me on to that article, but for any looking for other strong serious rebuttal, DanScavino’s twitter has at least one more. [cis.org/vaughan/senate-bill-rewards-protects-lawbreakers-undermines-law-enforcement]

  25. neetabug

    February 28, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I was watching tv last night. They interviewed some voters in Texas. They ask one woman who she was voting for. She said she was for Cruz, but she is voting for Trump because she wanted to be on the winning side. Shows you how her brain cells work.
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    She may not have expressed herself well, but I strongly suspect that given the alternatives, those whose first choice is/was Cruz, recognize he isn’t going to win and Trump is an easy second choice. At least that’s my own thought process and preferential order.

  26. Mormaer
    February 28, 2016 at 7:27 am
    ——
    The blood will be on the hands of the Time person of the year.

    Quasimota’s days are numbered.

    I know they don’t do assassinations any more in Europe.

    Not after the last one which launched WWI.

    That is one mistake Europe appears to have learned from.

    But there are other forms of extinction.

    Like watching your schemes produce genocide.

    I am sure Satan can find a place for her.

    In the nether world.

    South of Staten Island.

  27. Donald is publically and verbally putting the GOP leadership on notice that they are not treating him fairly…OR all the supporters…as in, VOTERS, he is representing…

    he says, yes he signed a pledge…but you can read any article out there for all to see that the GOP elite establishment is in cohoots and actively working on schemes to deny him the nomination…and the Donald will not stand by and let it happen…

    as Admin once so famously said, the Democratic party needs Hillary more than Hillary needs the Dim Party…

    so goes the Donald and the Republican party…and Donald has essentially said this…

    if the Republican Party goes Machiavellian on Donald Trump and denies…and his supporters who have VOTED for him the nomination after they have won it fairly and squarely…Donald will go rogue and his voters will go with him…

    in that case with three factions running for President, the Republican Party will come in third…and Donald will have created and begun his own Independent Party…

    and the establishment and elite wing of the republican party will get what they now say they fear…the destruction of the republican party as THEY know it…

    and for many of us we will finally get what we want…independence… and we will be FREE at last…

  28. Want to appreciate, for better or worse, the Trump effect? Let’s compare this year’s voter turnout for both Republicans and Democrats with 2008. The following spreadsheet is very revealing and makes it clear that Donald Trump’s impact on voter turnout exceeds what Barack Obama achieve. Love him or hate him, Trump is changing the political landscape.

    It’s interesting how sites can evolve. This site was republican, but became full out Hillary (and the prior republican readers went away I guess), then became PUMA when Hilary was getting screwed. Then when Hillary was out and Palin came, they really liked her, having had Hillary stolen. Then they went republican again (but now it’s all the former PUMAs who are the republican readership). They seem to hate Hillary and many (most?) also hate Trump.

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/78920/ignore-the-pundits-there-is-a-trump-tsunami/

  29. In drama, music, law, and politics, there is such a thing as a dramatic moment which sets the stage for all that comes later. In law, we in Wagnerian opera, it is a downfall, drama a catharsis, in law a smoking gun, and in politics, it is that moment when a loyal audience of a major cable network discovers that the love that network professed for them was nothing more than a devil’s lie. Whether they are smart enough to give Dan Macgrew, i.e. Murdock what he deserves, and whether the prostitute Lou, i.e. Meeee-again pinches their poke as they walk out the door remains to be seen.
    ———–
    Then on a sudden the music changed, so soft that you scarce could hear;
    But you felt that your life had been looted clean of all that it once held dear;
    That someone had stolen the woman you loved; that her love was a devil’s lie;
    That your guts were gone, and the best for you was to crawl away and die.
    ‘Twas the crowning cry of a heart’s despair, and it thrilled you through and through —
    “I guess I’ll make it a spread misere”, said Dangerous Dan McGrew.

    The music almost died away … then it burst like a pent-up flood;
    And it seemed to say, “Repay, repay,” and my eyes were blind with blood.
    The thought came back of an ancient wrong, and it stung like a frozen lash,
    And the lust awoke to kill, to kill … then the music stopped with a crash,
    And the stranger turned, and his eyes they burned in a most peculiar way;
    In a buckskin shirt that was glazed with dirt he sat, and I saw him sway;
    Then his lips went in in a kind of grin, and he spoke, and his voice was calm,
    And “Boys,” says he, “you don’t know me, and none of you care a damn;
    But I want to state, and my words are straight, and I’ll bet my poke they’re true,
    That one of you is a hound of hell. . .and that one is Dan McGrew.”

    Then I ducked my head, and the lights went out, and two guns blazed in the dark,
    And a woman screamed, and the lights went up, and two men lay stiff and stark.
    Pitched on his head, and pumped full of lead, was Dangerous Dan McGrew,
    While the man from the creeks lay clutched to the breast of the lady that’s known as Lou.

    These are the simple facts of the case, and I guess I ought to know.
    They say that the stranger was crazed with “hooch,” and I’m not denying it’s so.
    I’m not so wise as the lawyer guys, but strictly between us two —
    The woman that kissed him and — pinched his poke — was the lady that’s known as Lou.

  30. So good to see Hillary with a decisive win over Bernie the mental rapist. He must be starting to run out of Bush money now that JEB has dropped out. Hillary actually collected more votes than Trump in SC with 271,514 vs 239,851. However, the totals participation at 369,526 vs 737,917 suggests that Trump would take the state in a GE.

  31. Has Rubio Hurt Cruz More Than Trump for Super Tuesday?
    BY ROGER L SIMON FEBRUARY 27, 2016 CHAT 94 COMMENTS

    Call it “collateral damage,” but in his full-scale assault on Donald Trump, Marco Rubio may ironically have damaged Ted Cruz’s campaign more than Trump’s, not only in Texas, but across all 13 Super Tuesday states.

    Rubio’s repeatedly calling Trump a “con man” and nailing Donald for hypocrisy in hiring illegal aliens and for the ongoing lawsuit over Trump University has taken media attention almost entirely away from Cruz in the run-up to Tuesday’s primaries. This could change, but as of this weekend, the Texan is barely mentioned, even on Fox News.

    Trump for his part is insulting Rubio non-stop — accusing him of having big ears, sweating too much and “choking” (spelled alternatively with a “ck”), the usual stuff — as if the Floridian were his prime adversary. And at this point he probably is, partially thanks to Trump.

    Actually, Trump and Rubio are doing each other a favor — Trump by elevating Rubio and Rubio by hitting Trump with accusations he must be prepared to face in the general election.

    The Clintons will undoubtedly come up with a lot more, because a scorched-earth policy is all they have. They certainly can’t talk about Hillary’s non-existent foreign policy achievements (or as Carly Fiorina aptly put it, airplane flights). And as Hillary’s mainstream media claque well knows, she is confronting vastly more serious accusations than Trump’s mere civil lawsuit in the FBI’s criminal investigation of possible national security violations on her email server. She is the one in greater jeopardy and it’s good for Donald to get enough of his peccadillos out in the open in advance, assuming he is nominated, which, as of now, we can.

    Meanwhile, Rubio, a young man, is positioning himself well for the future — and not just by showing he has the belly for a fight. By highlighting Trump’s illegal alien hirings, the Florida senator takes some of the onus off his own participation in the Gang of Eight, a persistent albatross around his neck with the Republican base.

    In actuality, the real policy distinctions between Trump, Rubio and Cruz moving toward Super Tuesday are minimal, the mud slinging caused by last-minute desperate political jockeying and what Freud called the “narcissism of small differences.” The only meaningful distinction is that Trump is often less detailed in his positions, which can be a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it.

    In broad stokes, however, all three Republicans are close to identical, especially compared to their Democratic opposition. All three would build up the military, abrogate the Iran deal and move more forcefully to destroy ISIS. All three would be tough on Islamic immigration from the Middle East. All three would lower taxes and reduce regulations. All three would appoint conservative judges, oppose abortion and support religious freedom and the Second Amendment. All three would build a security fence on our southern border, revamp theDepartment of Veterans Affairs and abolish Obamacare. All three oppose Common Core, disdain the Department of Education and the EPA, encourage oil drilling, and reject global warming as “settled science,” etc., etc.

    So what we have is largely a battle of personalities underscoring the more important issue of which one of these men can get the above accomplished. As of now, the Republican electorate is obviously saying that is Donald Trump. In their view, professional politicians have had their chances and failed. It’s hard to argue with that.

    That is the key to Trump’s advantage in almost all the polls leading to Super Tuesday. The outlier is that Cruz still has, on average, the lead in his home state of Texas. Ironically, as I have mentioned, by taking it to Trump (and because he has been a good finisher of late), Rubio may be cutting into the Cruz vote in the Lone Star State and throwing that election to Trump or making it closer to dead heat (a big loss for Cruz). We shall see.

    The roughly twenty percent disadvantage Rubio faces against Trump in Florida seems almost insurmountable in the two plus weeks the Florida senator has to make it up. It would take a miracle or some huge flub by Donald to overcome it. It’s hard to imagine what that would be. And that’s not even counting whatever bump Trump received from the Chris Christie endorsement. Or he might get from the announcement of this potential chief-of-staff.

    As I have written before, the Fat Lady has probably already sung. And that being the case, Trump should soon lessen his attacks on his Republican opponents and start to turn to the general election, continuing to do the unexpected by making an immediate serious play for African American and Hispanic voters. (The Democrats have exploited them for years and, deep down, many know it.) Fight the enemy on her own turf or, as we know from tennis, when your opponent is proud of his forehand and is protecting his backhand, attack the forehand first.

    Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Medi

  32. Lu4PUMA
    February 28, 2016 at 12:39 pm
    So good to see Hillary with a decisive win over Bernie the mental rapist. He must be starting to run out of Bush money now that JEB has dropped out. Hillary actually collected more votes than Trump in SC with 271,514 vs 239,851. However, the totals participation at 369,526 vs 737,917 suggests that Trump would take the state in a GE.
    ——
    Clearly.

  33. lorac
    February 28, 2016 at 12:15 pm
    ——————————-

    The outrage is about the election process and the results it has been producing. We know it is being manipulated, that we are being manipulated, but the outrageous behavior of the DNC towards Hillary Clinton put the writing on the wall: YOUR VOTES DO NOT COUNT.

    Yes, I like Hillary and she was the best choice for 2008. They may have even have formed an acceptable globalization plan, but their greed for wealth and power has no bounds, so they needed an puppet like BO. The wanted it all, now, who cares if some of the masses must perish.

    Misinformation, thuggery and outrageous abuse of process put Ofuctard in office instead of the most qualified person who would have been the voters choice in a free and fair election. I remember the deaths of Bill Gwatney and Stephanie Tubbs Jones just before the convention. When the Democratic Party lost it’s soul to corruption and subversion.

    Most went along, what else could they do? But Trump has awoken the slumbering frogs to rally and now they are fighting the pot. The Establishment had better take Trump’s deal because we see them now and are watching what they are doing. Trump’s revolution is a peaceful one. What will come instead if he is thugged, will be ugly.

  34. Update: Hillary Clinton looked great last night. As Hillary approached the stage she smiled broadly and looked like the fighter and candidate many fondly remember from 2008. That’s what a mega-victory and the prospect of more victories on SuperTuesday will do for you.

    More importantly Hillary Clinton did what none of the Republican candidates have been able to do vis-a-vis Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton declared a competing vision for the country. Hillary also came up with a great retort to Donald Trump’s message “Make America Great Again”:

    Clinton calls for ‘love and kindness’ in SC victory speech [snip]

    “Despite what you hear, we don’t need to make America great again — America hasn’t stopped being great. But we do need to make America whole again,” she said Saturday in South Carolina, mocking Trump’s campaign slogan.

    Instead of building walls, we need to be tearing down barriers. We need to show, by everything we do, that we really are in this together.”

    The former secretary of State appeared passionate as she worked to rally her supporters with an optimistic message, likely looking to counter Trump’s tone. She called for “more love and kindness” while working the crowd of supporters into cheers.

    Democrats, Republicans, independents, everyone should be grateful to Hillary Clinton for this moment of clarity. What Hillary Clinton managed to do on her victory night was to cement the issue that will decide the presidency in 2016.

    On the one hand we will have the “more love and kindness” campaign, “Make America Whole Again”. On the other side we will hear Donald J. Trump say there is no more time for business as usual – it’s time for a change – “nice” won’t do it.

    That’s the dividing line in 2016.

    Is it time for a change? Or do we want more of the same?

    What Bernie Sanders demonstrates in 2016 is that the so-called “Obama Coalition” which we correctly analyze as more representative of what television network programmers want – a “Situation Comedy” demographic is split. The white young ‘uns are all gone Bernie (look at the results even in blowout South Carolina) and the African-American vote is back with the formerly “racist” Hillary even in South Carolina.

    African-American voters want what few other groups in the country want:

    Eighty-eight percent of black voters said they want the next president to continue Obama’s policies, a strong support group for Clinton.

    As we explained in 2013’s “Muddled Message Mess”, this is a “CHANGE” election. It’s impossible to be the “change” agent and the “stay the course” candidate simultaneously.

    As to “love and kindness”, that was the Jeb Bush campaignI will take nothing and no one for granted. I will run with heart.

    Jeb Bush ran “with heart” and got run over by a truck, then a train, then a plane. Jeb Bush was not the “change” candidate:

    The entire premise of Bush’s candidacy now looks like a misread of an electorate that wasn’t amenable to establishment candidates—and a misunderstanding of a modern media environment ill-suited to a policy wonk who speaks in paragraphs, not punchy sound bites. He couldn’t sell experience to an electorate that wanted emotion. He couldn’t escape his last name.

    A “whole” America, or a “great” America? That’s the 2016 campaign. Thank Hillary for that moment of clarity.

    ———————————————

  35. I would love to take a RINO son of a bitch like Kristol, who whose candidate, Quale, ran against Bill in 1992, and ask him if Trump gets the nomination, what will you do:

    1. vote for Hillary?

    2. stay home?

    3. vote for Trump?

    I know he will vote for Hillary because he believes she will continue the big government globalist policies of Obama, which line the pockets of insiders like him.

    (Yes. I know what you are thinking. Frankly, I do not want to believe she would do that. But when she embraced Obama and promised to double down on his policies, the die was cast.)

    I more interested in how he would handle a question like that other than evading it.

  36. African-American voters want what few other groups in the country want:

    Eighty-eight percent of black voters said they want the next president to continue Obama’s policies.
    —-
    Pavlovian.

  37. I agree with you that Hillary has now come up with a message.

    America never stopped being great.

    Okay fine.

    But as Casey Stengel said: DO THE MATH!

    95 MILLION PEOPLE OF WORKING AGE NOT WORKING—ISN’T THAT GREAT?

    20 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT–THAT IS REALLY GREAT!

    17% OF THE JOBS NOW HELD BY ILLEGALS?

    Within 10 years 98% of the income will go to servicing the debt and entitlements.

    Question: How much greater can we get before it kills us?

  38. jbstonesfan
    February 28, 2016 at 1:36 pm
    I think the GOP leadership feels without amnesty they will never be able to win a general election.
    ————
    That is very much their assumption.

    But it fails to explain why Trump won 44% of the Hispanic vote in Nevada.

    Years ago, I was invited to attend a Saturday meeting put on by Karl Rove to explain why the GOP must have the Hispanic vote. It was very much couched in that logic. But try thinking of it another way, because in politics things are seldom what they seem. Try thinking of this more in terms of promoting the North American Union. W and George Bush were poised to launch that project a decade ago–there was even talk of a new currency, i.e. the amero, which the elites dismissed as conspiracy talk which can only mean it is true, but 9/11 deferred the project until 2008 when they found themselves a subversive who was willing to burn Rome to achieve their objective, as long as he got his 30 pieces of silver. The truth about Hispanics is that other than their leaders who want political power and nothing else, the average Mexican does not want to have to compete against lower cost competition, does not want to come out of the shadows when currently he is eligible for free medical, food stamps in many cases, and pays no taxes. That is the reality which the RINO cannot fathom, because they live in a virtual world of their own, no different from Obama, and they refuse to accept feedback from reality.

  39. jbstonesfan
    February 28, 2016 at 1:36 pm
    ———————-
    The GOP does not want to win the election. They want to serve their donors and let Hillary do the globalists dirty work.

    Disenfranchisement of American Citizens and open borders.

    Who wants to get whole with even legal immigrants bringing HIV and herpes now, too?

    If you are raped, it was not because he was Muslim and practiced Sharia Law.

  40. Lu4PUMA
    February 28, 2016 at 2:02 pm
    I have one thing to say to Hillary:
    —————-
    The Dims are the reason there is so much division. I’ll do you one better….

    Party
    Unity
    My
    Ass-whole

  41. This whole business of trying to put Humpty Dumpty together again has got failure written all over it.

    The conflict between America and black America is a constant.

    So lets not talk about solutions.

    Lets talk instead about trade-offs.

    The democrat party—and the rinos (remember willie Horton) exploit those divisions to get elected.

    And then they turn around and talk about making the country whole?

    The thing I see with Trump is an outreach to all groups.

    And that scares the uniparty, because racial division and political correctness are their tools of social control, and, in the margins, oppression.

    The goal was made 100% clear by that video on the federal reserve.

    The banksters who make improvident loans, tank the market and arrange bail outs have complete control of the economic system, as that video–which is non ideological and objective makes clear.

    Now they want complete control of the political system throughout the world. This is what Gates, Buffett, Soros and the davos crowd are up to. Their plans are secret, but their motives are not.

    Politicians are many things, and salesman is one of them. Every salesman wants to know who is the decisionmaker. The way the system is set up, the donors/lobbyists are the decisionmakers.

    And the American people are sheep to be sheered. That is what the politician believes. It is what big media believes. It is what FOX believes. And Trump has exposed them for what they are.

    Trump stands between these the globalists and their objectives.

  42. Shadowfax, don’t leave. Diversity of opinion is the best way for us to provide an opportunity to help get the parw, or at least Hillary back to the candidate we universally accepted in 08.
    Plus you and I have great musical taste.

  43. Once you figure this out, it becomes well nigh impossible to have any faith in either party.

    I have been through hostile takeovers.

    If you are not an insider, all you know is strange thing start happening, for which there is no conventional explanation. And the word is mum.

    During these past seven years there has been all this talk about transparency, while there has been hyper secrecy and a full scale assault on the bill of rights.

    And judging by the hard numbers, this country is failing, so when someone says stay the course, I have deep and abiding questions as to where they are coming from.

    I prefer the law of holes: when you are in one, stop digging.

  44. jbstonesfan
    February 28, 2016 at 3:40 pm
    Shadowfax, don’t leave. Diversity of opinion is the best way for us to provide an opportunity to help get the parw, or at least Hillary back to the candidate we universally accepted in 08.
    Plus you and I have great musical taste.
    ———
    I second the motion shadow.

    There is plenty of room here for the counter argument.

    In 2008 I was all in for Hillary.

    Today, I worry more about the future of our country.

    Whether we are great or not is a game of semantics.

    I would rather look at the real numbers, not the phony ones the administration puts out.

    And those numbers say: stop digging.

  45. I think the GOP leadership feels without amnesty they will never be able to win a general election.

    You may be right, but they are refusing to see what is right in front of their face. Instead of, as seems to be standard for political parties now, telling us who to vote for (or cheating to make it happen), they need to follow the people.

    But… what they really want, even with amnesty I suspect, is to keep their wealthy and safe lifestyles. So no way do they want a Trump who is going to cut through the corruption.

  46. DT should immediately shut down the David Duke/KKK ambiguity that is out there and getting drummed up…by now he has had enough “time” to find out ‘who they are’…

    shut it down now with a big fat NO and disavow them for all to hear loud and clear…

    and put an end to the ‘story’

  47. Whether one votes for “make America great again” or “America is already great, make it whole again” is going to depend on, IMO, how open your eyes are to politics.

    If, as a voter, you believe that all the country’s problem are division and racism, you’re going to vote for the latter. (IMO, if Hillary wants to be the president of race baiters and the race-obsessed, give her an honorary title. But we need a president for all of us.)

    If you believe that this focus is used by dems, not to ever solve it but to fan the flames and invent racism where there never was any (Trayvon Martin fake parable), to keep people on the plantation, you’re not going to fall for kumbaya.

    I can’t go further, because of the splinter in the republican side between the elites and most of the people. The repub elites are trying to be relevant, working on cheating, but most people aren’t there with them.

    There’s a third option, Trump. He has long called himself a republican, a conservative, but I don’t buy it. I think he has his own beliefs and doesn’t fit neatly with either party (which IMO, is what seems most normal, although not the norm). He’s focused on America and what will be best for everyone. I think that’s why he has so many crossover votes.

    But, as wbbeoi basically says, it’s hard to look at reality, the actual numbers, and think we’re “great” now. Especially with the younger generation having grown up being taught that America is a bad place, and white people are evil. I’m fed up with the race games.

    – not fighting after saying she would
    – lying about a tape to the father of a dead soldier
    – promising to be Obama III on steroids
    – knowingly lying about Martin and inflaming racial hatred – to get elected. To get elected. To get elected. She doesn’t care about the truth and instead inflames racial hatred to get elected. NO.

    These are my major stepping stones away from Hillary….

    I see Trump as very American. Back to our roots. Hard work and competing to be the best you can be. Valuing achievement. Focusing on BEHAVIOR not skin color. We’re losing the qualities that made us America. I think he’s our best chance to get it back by setting the tone for America. He’ll create the conditions for jobs to be created here again. Enough of more and more and more people living off of fewer and fewer people. I want us to be America again.

  48. I agree, S. Squelch this mosquito before it can suck blood. He’s speaking in Alabama shortly. I wonder if he’ll bring it up.

    If he does bring it up, I don’t think he should continue the “I don’t know who he is”, because it will be seen as pandering to “racist southerners from the racist previously slave holding south” I think.

  49. Hmmm… I seem to recall that this David Duke/KKK endorsement is not new. IIRC, they’re just bringing it up now *precisely* because he’s speaking in the south today.

  50. This blog clearly does not support Hillary traitorous agenda.
    People need to deal with it.
    This, is America’s last great, stand.
    Your either with America, or not. Hillary is a globalists, she has SOLD you out. The Globalist are the new Slave holders of the World.

  51. foxy 😉

    ——————-

    They say there’s to be a surprise at the rally.

    New endorsement? VP announcement? New grandchild?

    I think Sessions is from Alabama?

  52. holdem, I remember Tulsi made waves because she is very articulate and a big 2nd amendment supporter (odd for a dem). She’s also a veteran. I believe she was an officer.

  53. gonzotx
    February 28, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Just to make it clear, you are one of the main reasons I don’t like coming on to Big Pink any more.

    Asking me if I am black…

    Thank God you are not the only person on this blog.

    I will do my best to not communicate with you again, no matter how much your comments annoy me.

  54. Ha! They’re playing it lol

    Shortly having started playing Sweet Home Alabama, they announced Trump. He said there are still thousands trying to get in…

  55. Shadowfax,

    We need your dissenting opinion on Hillary. I really do hope she gets the nomination, but the DNC has become such a puke party, that I just cannot stand to see how she has to get it. The deal is not done until the GE debates.

  56. 32,000 already in stadium, Trump’s asking for the thousands outside to be let in. I think I read it holds 35,000.

    There was already a protester. I wish Trump would say, “haters are gonna be haters” lol

  57. You have to be an idiot to be a protester in a crowd of up to 35,000….

    Must have been BLM. Trump is saying, “folks, we need to love everyone. ALL lives matter, all lives matter”….

  58. He’s reminding them how BLM took over Bernie’s mic, and that will ever happen to him, because he won’t let them take the mic away from the people

  59. That’s fine Shadow, I feel the same about you and your constant whining, “should I leave, beg me not to”.

  60. I’m glad I’m a thorn in your globalist side Shadow…good to know…
    I’m fighting for America, not Goldman, not BLM racist whitey Bs…not open borders, not 22 trillion in debt,illegal immigrants, Muslim terrorist lovefest, not Benghazi…

    Trump 2016….

  61. Hillary has to follow the law…

    People who attack Trump fall….

    Iran deal… how to do a deal…

    NY Times does not report the truth….

    Rubio is little, and a liar, and a cheat, he sweats too much, and I don’t want him negotiating for us

    The great assets Trump owns…

    Ted Cruz gets up and lies

  62. Thanks Lu.

    I think that after Super Tuesday, Bernie is going to have a near impossible time trying to catching up in the delegate count. Hillary also has amassed a large amount of Super Delegates.

    This huge win in SC has given her the momentum she needs, and I think Bernie’s days are numbered.

    If the general is between Hillary and Trump, the real battle will begin. Both have battled against their own parties to get there and should be well prepared for the real war.

  63. The media are worse liars than politicians….

    little Marco Rubio….

    We have to start making good deals for U.S… budget is a total mess…

    we’re going to make America strong again with budget, with strong military…

    Putin called me a genius, why should I disavow that? What’s wrong with letting Russia bomb ISIS?

    Running for president takes guts… it’s not easy on Melania either…

    (me: I’m glad he’s not still calling coming down the elevator when he announced he was running for president, “the famous escalator ride” – something is famous a while *after* the fact, and not because you call it that, because *others* call it that lol it always sounded weird to me)

  64. talking about the run up to his candidacy, what happened after….

    they’ll come in, but legally…

    money we’re losing to other countries through deals…

    free trader but we have to get something out of it…

    I love Chinese, I love Mexicans, I love Japanese… not their leaders… too smart for our leaders…

    I talked about borders, then trade, then jobs…

    We have to do these things if we want to remain a country…

    American companies outsourcing….

  65. I wish the media would show the crowd, and the thousands outside…

    I hate how we always have to send thousands away… lots of times I hold a second event to take care of them… I get it with a closed building, but why not let them in here, it’s the open outside…

    I am self-funded I have turned down millions….

    every poll says Trump’s people are the most loyal… and I’m loyal to YOU…

    we won’t let them decimate the 2nd amendment…

    we want to take care of ourselves…

  66. They refuse to let the people see the crowds, just like they did to Romney (yuck) and Hillary 2008.
    Just as we know Bernie won Iowa, but that won’t come out till after the nomination, just like Hillary’s popular vote 2008.

    if anyone doubts the seriousness of America’s situation, there is a room for you at Bellvue…

    Trump 2016…let’s roll…

  67. listing endorsers and how great they are… Palin, Falwell Jr…

    we’re going to turn things around…

    we have the best business minds in the world, but we don’t use them, we use political hacks to make our trade deals….

    Sessions has never endorsed before, and he has endorsed me…

    It may not be presidential to call Carrier (A/C) about wanting to move to MX, but I’ll do it, a private phone call… tell them you’re hurting Americans….

    TPP is a disaster, I hope they don’t do it…

    Every deal WE do will bring back jobs…

  68. I believe he will make those phone calls, he owes no one anything, no $650,000 speeches at Sachs…dang, I would have given one for $1000…, self funded…

    Trump 2016

  69. other politicians owned by special interests, lobbyists, that’s why we do bad deals…

    politicians aren’t stupid, they do it because they get millions in contributions….

    (me: I’m glad he switched from stupid to avarice, they’re not stupid, it’s all intentional for self-gain)…

    we spend more on military than any country x10, because we’re protecting Germany, Japan, South Korea… If Japan (me: or Iran) gets attacked, we’re obligated to protect them, but not them, us…

    today we have generals who go on tv and say (whining voice) oh, ISIS is too tough…. they say out loud that our military is more depleted than EVER… they’re telling the enemy that!

  70. If these countries want protection, they’re going to have to start to pay… (me: he usually says they pay us peanuts)

    Obama always talking about carbon footprint, but flies Airforce 1 with its old engines to play golf, he plays more golf than people on PGA tour…

    jobs, military, vets – we’re going to take care of all this…. illegal immigrants are often treated better than our vets… not going to happen anymore…

    we are going to become rich again…. we can’t become great unless we become rich again… we can’t become great when we make these terrible deals…

    I don’t want your money… I want you to do one thing…. on Tuesday… this is our movement… go out and vote…. I love you people!

  71. I love your football team, I love Jeff Sessions….

    we’re going to win TX also….

    we have to keep this going …

    Well known writers are saying we have never seen anything like this, it’s a phenomenon, YOU are a phenomenon….

    They’re spending millions and losing… I’ve hardly spent any and I’m winning…wouldn’t it be nice for country to be like this?

    we will bring back American dream…

    education is so important…

    we’re last but first in money spent per pupil…. there are countries ahead of us that you’ve never even heard of…

    we’re going to start competitive bidding in drug industry…. no more no bid contracts to lobbyists…

    we want a resounding victory Tuesday… we have to knock the h*ll out of everybody…

    you’re going to remember this beautiful evening… temperature is perfect, a little wind… I kept my hat on to keep my hair from blowing…

    we’re going to start winning again…

    we are going to make America great again, great than ever before…

    I love you… thank you…

    Sweet Home Alabama again….

  72. There’s an exit right behind where Trump was standing … that’s how he got Sessions in and out for the surprise… instead of going out now, Trump goes forward, into the crowd, meeting people… gotta love that about him…

  73. Love that ending…This is our movement, …I don’t want your money. …no $650,000 speeches…

    I LOVE THIS GUY LOL. Never thought it could happen.

    Thanks Lorac…

  74. gonzotx
    February 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm
    ———–
    No doubt about it.

    And when they say we cannot turn on a dime

    He will say I told you what my position was during the campaign

    Yet you went forward with your plans to throw Americans out of work

    You have a right to move your plant out of the country

    You have a right to sell your goods in this country without a tariff

    But you do not have the right to do both.

    We cannot allow you to manufacture your goods under slave labor conditions

    And then sell them tariff free in this county

    If we let you do that then you will drive companies that employ US labor out of business

    And then we will have even more unemployment

    I doubt your accountants considered the collateral damage of your decision

    But that is okay, as long as you understand you will pay dearly for it.

    The 35% tariff will equalize your labor cost to those of companies who employ US labor.

    I am sure you can explain that to your shareholders without any difficulty.

  75. gonzo, I couldn’t help it… I had so much positive energy and felt the excitement of the crowd, it helped to be doing something while watching lol

  76. They’re playing it again… I only saw the last warm up speaker when I saw it live…

    this second speaker is about all the workers in the US in the last few years who have been laid off, told to train their foreign replacements…

    I thought that H1B1 visas were only for jobs they couldn’t find Americans for????

  77. the first guy was an ICE guy… they have to patrol all US borders with half the staff of L.A. police….

    this second guy is one of the people laid off from Disney… says it is happening everywhere… has to stop

    3rd person is a woman, also laid off by Disney for foreign worker…. this is going to keep happening unless we do something… Disney stole the rose colored glasses off my face.. they are a leader in destroying America, they are large, and other companies follow their lead… we’ve been taught to make do and move on… but this great grandma says we have to stand up for what is right (me: she looks awfully young… maybe not good to say she is great grandma lol)

  78. 3rd speaker still… what a disappointment Rubio is… he pushed for legislation to keep letting this happen to us…. he said “American workers can’t cut it”, shame on you Marco Rubio… now is the time to link arms with a champion, Trump is for Americans first and foremost… he will fight for our futures… stand up to politicians, stand up WITH Trump….

    crowd is chanting USA! USA!

  79. From my link above:
    “Before this period, the longest stretch of years when real GDP did not grow by at least 3.0 percent, as calculated by the BEA, was the four-year stretch from 1930 to 1933—during the Great Depression.”

  80. David Stockman finally shows some appreciation for DT

    The Donald—–The Good And Bad Of It
    by David Stockman • February 27, 2016

    America will need the Almighty’s unstinting favor if Donald Trump becomes our 45th President. Still, blessed be The Donald for running a demolition derby in the Republican primaries.

    There is no hope for the future of capitalist prosperity and a free society at home and world peace abroad unless the Republican Party is destroyed. And, by golly, Trump may well accomplish the deed.

    http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/the-donald-the-good-and-bad-of-it/

  81. Ruby Slippers: ready, shoot, aim.
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    Has Rubio Hurt Cruz More Than Trump for Super Tuesday?
    BY ROGER L SIMON FEBRUARY 27, 2016 CHAT 215 COMMENTS

    Call it “collateral damage,” but in his full-scale assault on Donald Trump, Marco Rubio may ironically have damaged Ted Cruz’s campaign more than Trump’s, not only in Texas, but across all 13 Super Tuesday states.

    Rubio’s repeatedly calling Trump a “con man” and nailing Donald for hypocrisy in hiring illegal aliens and for the ongoing lawsuit over Trump University has taken media attention almost entirely away from Cruz in the run-up to Tuesday’s primaries. This could change, but as of this weekend, the Texan is barely mentioned, even on Fox News.

    Trump for his part is insulting Rubio non-stop — accusing him of having big ears, sweating too much and “choking” (spelled alternatively with a “ck”), the usual stuff — as if the Floridian were his prime adversary. And at this point he probably is, partially thanks to Trump.

    Actually, Trump and Rubio are doing each other a favor — Trump by elevating Rubio and Rubio by hitting Trump with accusations he must be prepared to face in the general election.

    The Clintons will undoubtedly come up with a lot more, because a scorched-earth policy is all they have. They certainly can’t talk about Hillary’s non-existent foreign policy achievements (or as Carly Fiorina aptly put it, airplane flights). And as Hillary’s mainstream media claque well knows, she is confronting vastly more serious accusations than Trump’s mere civil lawsuit in the FBI’s criminal investigation of possible national security violations on her email server. She is the one in greater jeopardy and it’s good for Donald to get enough of his peccadillos out in the open in advance, assuming he is nominated, which, as of now, we can.

    Meanwhile, Rubio, a young man, is positioning himself well for the future — and not just by showing he has the belly for a fight. By highlighting Trump’s illegal alien hirings, the Florida senator takes some of the onus off his own participation in the Gang of Eight, a persistent albatross around his neck with the Republican base.

    In actuality, the real policy distinctions between Trump, Rubio and Cruz moving toward Super Tuesday are minimal, the mud slinging caused by last-minute desperate political jockeying and what Freud called the “narcissism of small differences.” The only meaningful distinction is that Trump is often less detailed in his positions, which can be a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it.

    In broad stokes, however, all three Republicans are close to identical, especially compared to their Democratic opposition. All three would build up the military, abrogate the Iran deal and move more forcefully to destroy ISIS. All three would be tough on Islamic immigration from the Middle East. All three would lower taxes and reduce regulations. All three would appoint conservative judges, oppose abortion and support religious freedom and the Second Amendment. All three would build a security fence on our southern border, revamp theDepartment of Veterans Affairs and abolish Obamacare. All three oppose Common Core, disdain the Department of Education and the EPA, encourage oil drilling, and reject global warming as “settled science,” etc., etc.

    So what we have is largely a battle of personalities underscoring the more important issue of which one of these men can get the above accomplished. As of now, the Republican electorate is obviously saying that is Donald Trump. In their view, professional politicians have had their chances and failed. It’s hard to argue with that.

    That is the key to Trump’s advantage in almost all the polls leading to Super Tuesday. The outlier is that Cruz still has, on average, the lead in his home state of Texas. Ironically, as I have mentioned, by taking it to Trump (and because he has been a good finisher of late), Rubio may be cutting into the Cruz vote in the Lone Star State and throwing that election to Trump or making it closer to dead heat (a big loss for Cruz). We shall see.

    The roughly twenty percent disadvantage Rubio faces against Trump in Florida seems almost insurmountable in the two plus weeks the Florida senator has to make it up. It would take a miracle or some huge flub by Donald to overcome it. It’s hard to imagine what that would be. And that’s not even counting whatever bump Trump received from the Chris Christie endorsement. Or he might get from the announcement of this potential chief-of-staff.

    As I have written before, the Fat Lady has probably already sung. And that being the case, Trump should soon lessen his attacks on his Republican opponents and start to turn to the general election, continuing to do the unexpected by making an immediate serious play for African American and Hispanic voters. (The Democrats have exploited them for years and, deep down, many know it.) Fight the enemy on her own turf or, as we know from tennis, when your opponent is proud of his forehand and is protecting his backhand, attack the forehand first.

  82. Shadowfax,

    Stay strong, keep pushing for Hilary. This election is starting to make people angry. If you don’t think the same way as they do. Just like when o ran. You are entitled to your opinion.

    Hillary 2016

  83. Thanks Free and neetabug.

    As if we haven’t been angry since 2007 and now Hillary is giving it her last shot. We stand with her all the way to the WhiteHouse.

    I agree, it will get more difficult after the General starts, that’s when the big divide will go to war.

    Hillary
    2016

  84. Benghazi Heroes Endorse Donald Trump

    by MICHELLE FIELDS28 Feb 20161,514

    Mark “OZ” Geist and John “TIG” Tiegen, two members of the security team that helped rescue dozens of Americans during the Benghazi terror attacks, have endorsed Donald Trump for president.

    According to a statement released Sunday:

    Mr. Trump stated, “I am truly honored to have the support of these American heroes, the best of their generation. The American people can know with certainty, I will always place their interest above all else. I am the most militaristic person and it is so important to me to strengthen our military and protect American families and freedoms.”

    Mark “OZ” Geist said, “We, perhaps more than any Americans, know the absolute and imperative reason that we elect Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. First and foremost, under a Trump administration, the request for additional security by an ambassador would have been heeded, and second, there is no question, when the attack came,he would have moved heaven and earth to provide the necessary forces to protect and reinforce our warriors. Mr. Trump is the bold, decisive leader America needs at this time”. Oz added, “Under President Trump, many conflicts will be avoided because our enemies will fear the United States and our military.”

    John Tiegen added, “It is very clear to see the groundswell of support, never seen before in recent politics. Americans want a strong leader, one who cares more about the safety and freedom of the American people than he does winning elections, or what the press might think. In honor of those we have fought with, I am proud to endorse the next President of the United States, Donald J. Trum

  85. This was written by one of our friends and put on another site.

    South Carolina was not just Hillary snuffing out a Berning candle, it was a full fledged fire extinguisher followed by Hillary shoving him into a presidential campaign political grave and battering the earth down with a shovel.
    The media polls had Clinton winning anything in SC from +20 to +30. In the end it was +48. Clinton not only won AA’s by a bigger margin than Obama did in 2008, but she won, on trust, women, men, by wide margins, every single congressional district, taking 43/14 the delegates allocated.

    That is not just a poll error underestimating strength, its a great big WTF happened to the polling? Or did Sanders voters just give up like he gave up on the south? A mix of both?
    Hillary Clinton not only just matched Sanders’ small state blowout of New Hampshire of 22%, but she doubled it and a few more % thrown in for good measure. Its what we call a drubbing, a shellacking, a trouncing, an asswhipping.

    So, with that in mind, Let’s have a look at where this race is going :
    Clinton has now won 3 out of the first 4 states, 3 different states.
    Iowa : mainly white, farming
    Nevada : Latino, AA and white mixed state
    South Carolina : majority black Democratic vote state.
    Sanders has won :
    New Hampshire, a 99% white very left leaning liberal state.
    What does that tell us? It tells us Sanders will not be the nominee. Period!
    Sanders is what we call a regional candidate,someone who does well around a few type of states but nowhere else, he is not catching light with diversity, they may listen but they ain’t biting on the bit and this is the death knell for his campaign. He may claim a political revolution, I can’t see it. The young voters he keeps harping on about seem to be doing something else, they did not bother appearing in South Carolina, they accounted for under 10% of the vote in SC, they did not turn out in great amounts either in Nevada. So, Bernie, give it up, this is not happening, young voters are a fickle crowd, they don’t show up and you don’t seem to realize that.

    Clinton now has what we call mean momentum at the right time. Nevada threw her some momentum, SC has given her a massive rocket boosting momentum push now and people will react to those wins going into Super Tuesday….2 days away.
    In that respect, these are 10 things that may or will happen now :
    1 : Super Tuesday will again be South Carolina on steroids for Clinton. The southern states are polling so heavy for Clinton, its hard to see how Sanders does not get swamped and if the polls were that far wrong on SC, imagine what happens in the next massive AA states coming up on Tuesday.

    2 : Sanders voters do not bother, they see the writing on the wall, people don’t like following losers

    3 : People are rightly frightened at the thought of a Trump candidacy and see they need a fighter to beat Trump. They really don’t see that in Sanders, they know Clinton can take a punch and get up and punch right back after 2008 and after the start of this year of hell. Could this be a run to safety?

    4 : There is really no time for Sanders to catch up physically and go around 11+ states for Super Tuesday. He left it too late or believed his own hubris that the kiddies would lift him adoringly with flying unicorns and angel wings, instead it was flying pigs and angels going up in flames. He is certainly a regional politician and does better 1 on 1 in liberal places only…I really believe they forgot this was a national campaign.
    The closeness between the SC blowout and ST will be devestating as it will be framed through a period called “winners boost”, its a period where people want to be seen to go with the winner.

    5 : Sanders spent in SC, $3 million dollars, had 200 staffers on the ground, countless people like Spike lee, Killer mike making radio ads and other bits all week and what did it get him, a 50% loss. Money well spent….i think not.

    6 : People don’t fund losers. The money will dry up.

    7 : SD’s now starting the decision process of moving en masse to Clinton, well what is left to go to her anyway.

    8 : The wins on Tuesday become worse than expected for Sanders and he gets the horses head on Wednesday morning. Make no mistake if Sanders cannot win Massachusetts convincingly or for that matter Clinton wins it. If it splits delegates, its no good for him, he has to win it by a mile to compensate for the south. Its over and I mean over.

    9 : 2/3rds of delegates awarded on Tuesday are from states Clinton is expected to blowout in. 1/3 from states that are small and Clinton will hold her own in. Can you see the maths problem here.

    10 : According to pollsters and sites like 538, Sanders must win approximately 58% of every primary to catch up with Clinton’s SD lead and that is before we go into Super Tuesday. ST has a total of 878 pledged delegates. If Clinton wins the states we expect her to on Tuesday , they have 571 delegates, she’ll win about 380+ of 571 delegates and win about 150 out of the remaining 307.
    Clinton is on course to win around 530+ out of 878 delegates on Super Tuesday. It could be much more depending on the size of the blowouts in the southern states.
    Watch where the candidates are scheduled to be and it will tell you the battlegrounds. Where they are will tell you a lot.
    Pollsters today have said they fear the Clinton vote on ST may be vastly underestimated after the SC thrashing and Sanders seems to be very worried about Massachussets today in his rhetoric. If he pivots to Mass by Monday, you know he’s in trouble.

  86. Jeff Sessions Gives First-Ever Presidential Primary Endorsement to Trump — ‘This Isn’t a Campaign, This Is a Movement’
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    by JEFF POOR28 Feb 20161,991
    MADISON, AL – Sunday before an estimated crowd of 25,000 just outside of Huntsville, AL, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received his biggest endorsement of the 2016 election cycle from Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80%
    .

    Sessions, who hasn’t endorsed a candidate in a GOP primary in his 20 year senatorial career, stressed Trump’s pledge on border security, immigration and trade in his public endorsement.

    “I told Donald Trump this isn’t a campaign, this is a movement,” Sessions said. “The American people are not happy with their government.”

    “There is an opportunity this year and we have the opportunity this Tuesday — it may be the last opportunity we have to fix illegal immigration. Donald Trump will do it,” he added.

    Sessions went on to praise Trump for his stance on trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    “They trade agreements undermine our sovereignty and they shouldn’t pass,” Sessions said. “Donald Trump when he is elected president will make sure it does not pass.”

    Trump welcomed Sessions’ endorsement and praised him for his efforts on immigration.

    “He’s really the expert as far as I’m concerned, on borders and so many other things,” Trump said.

  87. Hillary just got Bill Shatner’s endorsement!

    I am not sure I understood his reasoning, but that is not important.

    The point is he endorsed her, and I am sure she is thrilled.

  88. Lol Hillary can have Shatner..
    She can have all the Hollywood fools…
    What do they say, nothing like an old fool…

  89. gonzotx

    February 28, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    All warm and fuzzy for another day…
    ——-
    Agreed GonzoTx. By my calculations, today’s pity party lasted all of 1 hour 34 minutes. I’m all for dissenting opinions, but for pete’s sake, quit crying wolf all the time.

  90. Yep, Shadow. If it comes down to Trump v Hillary in general, most Pinkers will be in The Donald’s corner. Will Hillary supporters still be welcome?

  91. glad to hear what I suspected happened and Jeff Sessions endorsed Donald…

    and he has more surprises to come…all at the right strategic time…this guy knows how to knock everyone off balance…he is the master of unpredicability…

    yes I do believe DT is unstoppable and taking on the energy of a tsunaumi right to the White House…

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

    free…you say that most Pinkers will be in The Donald’s corner and ask will Hillary supporters still be welcome…

    imho…of course all will be welcome…

    the issue isn’t who we are supporting…it is what that person supports and what policies they will carry out…

    if you have been against O for the last seven years and Hillary is telling you she is going to continue his policies and take them further…how can you support someone who is going to continue policies you have been against…it does not make sense…you can still love and support Hillary while understanding that our country cannot sustain four more years of policies that O began and Hillary will continue…

    it is really blind faith that she will suddenly revert back to 2008…and the times have changed…

    first O knocked her off and we have had all these years of him and practices and policies he has put into place…in the meantime some arrangement came about where she became his SofS…O became the front person for all the special interests and globalists running the now far left Dim party…

    O as that figurehead has pulled the party far left…now enter Hillary…she is going to be under the same pressure to continue the same policies…people are not giving her MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS so she can just reverse all these policies and do what she wants…it does not work that way…

    sadly her time to be her own person has passed…imo, O robbed Hillary of her time and has screwed up her career…

    for many of us that have moved on, it is not about being against Hillary, at least not for me, I imagine at this time in our history there is something else for Hillary other than the Presidency…she is not the right person for THIS TIME…

    Hillary will find many productive things to do if she does not win and become President…

    but our country needs a complete break from the powers that will be controlling her…we need a break from Soros…and the current Dim immigration policy…and essentially the overbearing and smothering control of the totalitarian left…we need someone who will stop the insane trade policy that are selling our country out and over a clift and someone who will not continue playing the race card and inciting divisions…

    we need someone who will put the USA first…Hillary is concerned with refugees, unlimited illegal immigration, santuary cities, on and on…as far as the Democratic party that exists today…the American taxpayer is there to pay the bills and shut up

    the republican party is no better…that is why Trump is the one in a million shot we have…the bull in the China store who will not be afraid of breaking teacups…

    frankly I am happy she did well in SC but honestly she is going to have some very, very tough days ahead, especially in the national…Donald will throw the book at her…does she really want to go through all of that? she has a good life…a great family…why not enjoy it…

  92. thanks lorac!
    do you mind if I post that on my facebook tomorrow.
    many wont’t watch it but maybe they will read it.
    night all

  93. S,

    Your very kind in your thoughts about Hillary, I’ve jumped the rubicon. I was in the camp she should NOT become SOS under Obama, I knew in my heart if she did, she sold out…and she did.It has been all Globalist agenda since that day, and there is no going back. I believe she made that decision a long time ago.
    I would prefer her to exit right.
    Time is not on America’s side, there is no room for thoughts of yesterday’s heroines, or so we thought so.
    I can still feel the knife in the back, this time plunged by Hillary.

  94. Free

    Will Hillary supporters still be welcome? So far, Admin has been opened to all on the blog and I think she/he will remain so in the General Election.

    For me, I also enjoy being around Hillary supporters and still have many friends here that I have talked to for years, almost every day.

    Some of us are on another site, and Big Pink too. This election has brought all of us to a major division on who we support, so either way Free, we are all still together on one site or the other.

    Hillary
    2016

  95. Most people visit several sites. Different view points..
    Administration is always #1 in their astute analysis however.

  96. Quite frankly, I find Hillary’s new messaging offensive. The message that we have to give “more love and kindness” after they have looted the middle class into extinction is just another way of telling people they have to buy in to their own murders. It is insulting. Trumps message of anger and rebellion is a much healthier response to the ruling class. Yes, that is how I have felt about them for 15 years now.

  97. our country cannot sustain four more years of policies that O began and Hillary will continue…

    it is really blind faith that she will suddenly revert back to 2008…and the times have changed…

    … any many will not trust that change back to 2008, too much of a switch again, too obviously political, with no one knowing who the real Hillary is.. and as you say, the times have changed… her pandering is so transparent now…

    she is going to be under the same pressure to continue the same policies…people are not giving her MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS so she can just reverse all these policies and do what she wants…it does not work that way…

    sadly her time to be her own person has passed…

    Exactly.

    imo, O robbed Hillary of her time and has screwed up her career…

    I can no longer blame O alone… Hillary chose not to fight, she knew Obama was bad, but she chose party over country…. she has morphed into him and is peddling bald faced lies about racism which can get more people hurt… I can’t even describe how that makes me feel… she can’t do a 180 from that. She doesn’t care if more people get attacked and die – she just wants to get elected. So – IMO, she deserves most of the blame for where she is at…

    she is not the right person for THIS TIME…

    I’ve come firmly to this conclusion. And that Trump IS the right person. If we are to get away from all this corruption and the elites doing whatever they want, I think Trump is the person for the time. He’s strong, brash, determined… he’s not going to be making deals that hurt common Americans to make money, and he’s not going to be putting Americans in danger just to get elected. He has a side that is loud, obnoxious, forceful – and he wants to save America, and he’s not going to be keeping the elites’ status quo…. and it’s just what we need now.

    Hillary will find many productive things to do if she does not win and become President…

    we need someone who will stop the insane trade policy that are selling our country out and over a clift and someone who will not continue playing the race card and inciting divisions…

    Yes! What you said.

    the republican party is no better…that is why Trump is the one in a million shot we have…the bull in the China store who will not be afraid of breaking teacups…

    Amen, S.

  98. Someone had posted a link to “patterico” about Hillary pulling out her southern drawl…

    I just saw this in the comments:

    CNN just cut away as she was pandering to the largely black crowd and accusing Republicans of trying to take away their voting rights.

    I’m sorry, it is just SO clear to me now, so clear. Dem politicians want all their special interest groups to think it is perpetually 1960 or something. Not acknowledging progress, lying about reality, never changing much of anything for the special interests… so it can all be shampooed, rinsed, and repeated next election cycle.

    Dems are the slave masters now (well, apparently they were in the slave days, too), and they just want to keep everyone on the plantation… to get votes. People get killed… it’s okay, the politician got elected.

    It makes me sick.

    You appeal to people saying I feel your pain, when all along it’s lies. And now I know, too, that it’s a willingness to provoke further injuries and deaths by telling lies, TELLING people that things are racist when they are not.

    The truth and people are just collateral damage… all that matters is getting elected and continuing the status quo so the elites keep getting richer….

    Sick, sick, sick. And Hillary is part of it.

    I can never – never, never, never – forgive her for lying about racism and putting people’s lives in danger. She may have a “vision” now – but it’s just more of the same.

    And she’s willing to foment violence to get elected. I just can’t get over this (obviously).

  99. sirmrks – no, of course not, post away! Maybe you could put the ending up at the front to less confuse people (I didn’t hear all the warm up speakers until the replay started…)

  100. It used to be that the cameras would only pan away from Trump’s face to show some of the crowd when there was a protester. He starting making that a part of his speech. I never see them pan anymore… although that just be some cameras, and not the ones I’m watching at those times….

  101. This election has brought all of us to a major division on who we support, so either way Free, we are all still together on one site or the other.

    ___________

    Yes! 🙂

  102. Hillary 2016 disgusts me. The town i grew up in looks like 3rd world country. Decimated by the New World Order. Every other home is Section 8. Boarded up businesses. People drinking dollar store mouthwash selling food stsmps outside of Family Dollar. Heroin everywhere. Rampant crime. Shootings it was a nice place when I was a kid. I feel so badly for the children. No one is married because all tradition is gone. The churches are all closed. The place reeks of dispair. Ironically, The Deer Hunter was set there Clairton City of Prayer. Disposing of all tradition in the name of progressivism has led to utter decay. When I was a kid my dad was involved in a terrible car accident two days after the accident our front porch was filled with groceries from all the churches. I was raised Catholic but help came from every church. Never considered welfare. Just not how it was done then. Back then someone died and as a kid I was sent to mow lawn or shovel snow food was made by everyone for the bereaved. Churches kept people together. Created community. I was an alter boy and went to church every Sunday. People love to attack the Catholic faith. I personally think Pope Climate the First is a revolting puke, but I love that once a week I sat in a pew and Father Parson asked us to pray for someone. A sick kid in a hospital we all stood in silence for a kid. Crime was non existant. Now the do gooders have banished faith and created a war zone. Nice job liberals. Hillary is a part of that.

  103. S

    February 29, 2016 at 1:40 am
    as the Democratic party that exists today…the American taxpayer is there to pay the bills and shut up!
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________

    It’s the uniparty, but yes, that’s the gist of all the anger. I believe it is 45% of all households PAY NO FEDERAL INCOME TAX. The rest of us are just work animals to support their insane social engineering playroom. We’re SICK of it and sick of being called X-phobes / racists / whatever whenever we complain.

  104. I watched Bill Shatner’s endorsement.

    He looks and sounds like he has been on a bender.

    But he is the idol of millions here and around the world who hang on his every word.

    So we will resist the urge to administer a drug and alcohol test, even though there is just cause.

    He thinks the problem is that both sides hold to extreme positions and refuse to compromise.

    This suggests a child like understanding of the problem which is devouring the nation.

    The problem is we have a subversive in the white house who hates America.

    And we have a Republican Party that plays the game of failure theater.

    And a resulting failure to govern in the interests of the nation.

    To repeat, the problem is not a failure to compromise, it is a failure to stand on principle.

    Scotty, when you beam him up, wait 48 hours for him to sober up.

    He is in no condition to drive the Starship Enterprise.

    If you allow him to go where no man has gone before, you may run into an astroid.

    Astroids do not compromise much either.

  105. Voters are talking today about David Duke endorsing Trump. It’s not the endorsement they are upset about. It’s the way Trump is playing dumb about the group. There is no way this supposedly smart man doesn’t know about this group.

    There will be flyers circulating the neighborhood about Trump and Duke.

    These flyers will fire voters up.

  106. henry
    February 29, 2016 at 8:48 am
    ——–
    Very well said, Henry.

    This is not an episode of The Twilight Zone.

    It is a snapshot of the future.

    And this concern is rooted in history

    Namely the fall of the Roman Empire

    About which the Roman poet Jueval

    Said this in 79 AD

    Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses[6]

    […] iam pridem, ex quo suffragia nulli / uendimus, effudit curas; nam qui dabat olim / imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se / continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat, / panem et circenses. […]

    Today, it is bread, circuses, and drugs.

  107. neetabug
    February 29, 2016 at 10:28 am
    —-
    For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they will like.

    For most of us, at this point in history, not forty years ago, but today there are bigger fish to fry.

    If he selects Ben Carson as his vice president that will not assuage these people.

    They will call Ben an uncle Tom.

    Duke is irrelevant at this point.

    Frankly he always was.

  108. Flyers getting people fired up…yeah, that will finally be the nail. I actually listen to the interview, clearly they were trying to trap him, clearly he was trying to avoid been in trapped by the “gotcha assholes”..
    Clearly Donald does not support KkK…what a joke

    Let’s talk about Hillary anti white racist fake black voice, praying black lives matter, travyon’s mother, voicing anti police, anti white BS.
    Now there’s some “flyers”

  109. henry
    February 29, 2016 at 11:07 am
    I am floored that wboie lmnopgrstuv…
    ——–
    Imopgrstuv . . .

    Is that a Russian word?

  110. Trump is doing two rallies today, I believe. There’s one on just started now, Radford University, Radford, VA.

    Trump said there are 3,000 inside, and I think it was 11,000 outside…. so they rigged up some big speakers for the outside people…

  111. When the public lie meets the private truth the thought police can no longer suppress the reaction. It is happening today in Europe and it will bring down the European Union. It is happening here too. And it will bring down the political class, and their counter intuitive narrative reinforced by their thought police. They can no longer force us on this newest version of the Battaan Death March to the feudalistic new world order they envision through race baiting and political correctness–their standard tools for social control.

    But given the fact that they are such superior people–and if you don’t believe this then just ask them, why, why, why pray tell did these demigods fail to see this gotterdamerung coming? How you ask? Its very simple: They were so absorbed in their narrative, and so convinced of their moral and intellectual superiority, and so contemptuous of the rest of us that they were blind sided.

    Regrettably, there are some things in life that are really important that a Harvard degree cannot teach, and is more likely to obscure. They have forgotten if they ever knew how the 99% lives. The narrative is all that matters, and while they punish us for questioning its validity, they give us bread and circuses to distract us. Until all hell breaks loose.

    Well, that is my take. And here is Richard’s, on how tryrannies, even soft ones like ours, implode:

    ——–
    It’s becoming evident that the European elites failed to understand how explosive the migrant issue was until it detonated full in their face. Now it is in the midst of a crisis which could literally bring down the European Union. Why didn’t they see it coming? Because they believed their own Narrative, even when they should have suspected it was a lie of their own making. If the PC Western elites are overtaken by a cascade similar to that which collapsed the Soviet Union, the ultimate irony will be that the very migrants which they had counted on to create the Curley Effect will turn out to be the engine of their own destruction.

    They will have been hoisted on their own petard, or perhaps, more accurately, sentenced by their own Narrative. The most dangerous lie is the one which you tell others, then wind up believing yourself. For many years the Western political elites not only espoused the “public lie”, but made certain that anyone who refused to repeat it was pilloried by the thought police. Like the Soviets, they thought this solved the problem. But it only ensured that the spring would be wound — and wound past the breaking point — precisely where they could not see it strain.

    https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2016/02/27/how-tyrannies-implode/

  112. neeta its just staying in the media and denying his opponents time.
    that’s what the duke thing is about.
    don’t you see it?

  113. The other thing the demigods believed—and this is important—the other thing they believed besides their own moral and intellectual superiority was that THEY COULD BUY ANYTHING AND ANYONE with their money to do things which are not in the public interest. In congress this conviction has been institutionalized, and today the cat is really out of the bag. If you ask me what the catalyst was, I would say it is many things. But nothing proved more vivid to many of us than what happened in 2008, 2010, and 2014. It is a case of fool me once shame on me, fool me twice shame on you, fool me three times, and in the immortal words of the late Robin Williams: fuck off!

  114. a lot of BLM protestors today, all getting hauled out, Trump saying let in some of the people waiting, now there’s space for some of them… Trump keeps saying, all lives matter, we have to unite…

    hmmmm one says all lives matter, let’s unite
    one panders to BLM and says people are out to get you (basically saying strike first), but it’s the OTHER side that is divisive ROFL

  115. Wbb
    Imopgrstuv . . .

    Is that a Russian word?

    😉 Let’s guess…

    In my opinion, poor grandfathers rise studying the ultimate verse

  116. WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders may find himself mobbed as he moves about the nation stoking the flames of all those feeling the Bern. But back here in the Senate, his embers are cold.

    About 40 Senate Democrats have lined up behind Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Not one has come forward for Mr. Sanders.

    Mr. Sanders’s loner status was brought into sharp relief last week when Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, declared Mrs. Clinton his pick. “I think the middle class would be better served by Hillary,” he said.

    Senate Democrats insist Mr. Sanders is not their version of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who has failed to get a single Republican Senate endorsement in large part because he is loathed.

    Everyone likes Bernie. Honestly! Even, they say, if he is like your father’s childhood friend who sits at the dinner table after everyone has had a second cup of coffee to continue his rant about the earned-income tax credit.

    NYT

  117. If Hillary gets elected, Sanders and Warren will be a constant thorn in her side. What other dem senators have not endorsed her?

  118. Shadowfax
    February 29, 2016 at 1:19 pm
    Wbb
    Imopgrstuv . . .

    Is that a Russian word?

    😉 Let’s guess…

    In my opinion, poor grandfathers rise studying the ultimate verse
    —–
    Is that a guess

    Or do you know, for sure

    If the latter, then I think it is fair to say

    It loses something in the translation

    Henry, oh wise one, I know what you said

    What pray tell did you mean

    Your words passeth all understanding

    I humbly beseech thee

    Youth wants to know

  119. Shadowfax
    February 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm
    wbbs

    I have no idea what it means. 😉

    imo means, “In My Opinion”….that’s all I know.
    ——-
    Then Henry could be speaking Russian to us after all.

    If he will confide in us what it means we promise not to tell.

    By the way, your willing to venture an opinion and admit it could be wrong is refreshing.

    If only our beloved big media would follow the same approach when they opine on any subject.

    Instead, they tell us this is it, and if you disagree your are either ignorant or malicous.

    In my case, I can only say ignorant-yes, only I know I am ignorant, whereas they do not.

    Malicious, that depends on whose ox is being gored.

    As the Young Turk said of Jeffrey Tubesteak, CNN’S vaunted legal expert, he supports a world wide man hunt for Snowden like he is Joseph Mengela, wants him stuffed in a cage for the rest of his life, says he has done irreparable damage to US security, and then turns around and says he is glad this is all out in the open, the spying and all, and he welcomes to discussion.

    Where big media vs. the American People are concerned it is heads they win, tails we lose. Until now that has been true of the entire establishment.

  120. And, true to form, the big media beloved messiah assured us that he too welcomes the discussion, and thereafter refused to discuss it, and if he can locate Snowden, can there be any doubt that he would launch a drone against him, and Jeffrey Tubestake would drop his trous and salute the flag.

  121. Taniel ‎@Taniel

    More of same:
    MA—Trump 47, Rubio/Cruz 15 (UMass Amherst)
    AL—Trump 42, Rubio 19, Cruz 16 (Monmouth)
    OK—Trump 35, Cruz 23, Rubio 22 (Monmouth)
    11:39 AM – 29 Feb 2016

  122. foxy, it could have been me, had I been born 5 hours earlier 🙂

    Trump’s gonna bring it in for me tomorrow! 🙂

  123. Foxy,

    The ass#ole reporter chest bumped the Secret Service and told him funk you, grabs his neck and says, “I won’t sue”…
    This is how insane the liberal world is…Why is he not in jail?

  124. Hahahaha
    LMNOPQRSTUV is an alphabet run. I am on a tablet so when I post the keyboard takes up all but the comment. Wbboie is hard to spell. I just threw in a bunch of extra letters hoping one fit. Russian was perfect.

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