#SuperTuesday #WednesdayWisdom: @RealDonaldTrump #Hillary2016

Update: John Kasich supporter Ken Langone in a must see explosion against the political establishment, Big Media-Big Parties-Big Donors-Big Institutions, in the entire country:



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Analysis of SuperTuesday is fairly easy. As we promised we’ll provide analysis but we’ll do it all very quickly in a few quick sentences with links. After that, we have two articles that should be read. One article written before SuperTuesday; the other article written after SuperTuesday.

First, Saint Bernard. Bernie Sanders had a psychological battle on his hands. Sanders had to be able to survive the likely big wins by Hillary2016. Done. Sanders got more than enough wins to keep his coddled cows in the pen. Hillary2016 has a problem because even if Obama is not able to get rid of Hillary and impose his secret candidate at the convention, Bernie Sanders supporters will have a tough, maybe impossible, leap to make if they are ever to go to Hillary Clinton. For many it is “Bernie or Bust”.

On the GOP side, the machinations are overt, not hidden by tapestries with killers behind them.

Quick notes on the GOP side:

Ted Cruz got clobbered last night. Cruz got some victories in his Alamo state of Texas and in Oklahoma and Alaska. But SuperTuesday was supposed to be Ted Cruz’s great day. Cruz was supposed to win South Carolina and SuperTuesday states because the majority of voters there are evangelicals. In South Carolina 74%, and in SuperTuesday southern states majorities in the 60 percent range were evangelicals, and still Cruz lost. The remaining contests do not feature evangelical majorities so Cruz is on a road to nowhere.

Ben Carson is out. No path either. Carson knows he is out. Carson will not attend tomorrow night’s debate on Fox News.

Rubio is, as CNBC noted, Baghdad Bob with delusions of victory in a landscape of rubble. Rubio is Baghdad Bob with a Don Rickles shtick. Rubio’s poll numbers fell as he embarked on his comedy tour after the last debate. Rubio’s entire game now is to face joblessness by becoming the lapdog and recipient of the Chamber of Commerce and big money donors for his future endeavors. That’s all Rubio is up to now – become the sweet pet of his masters and hope for their largesse to him. Rubio knows he is on a road to nowhere.

The repugnant Mitt Romney prepares his entry into the race with a speech tomorrow. Romney proved himself a contemptible loser in 2012 who called Obama “nice” as Obama’s campaign called Romney every name in the book including murderer. Romney failed to attack Obama but viciously attacks Trump. Now Romney wants to be the tough guy and literally is saying “We’re just mad as hell and won’t take it anymore.” Romney is on a road to nowhere but he wants to at least stay on the road.

Donald J. Trump.

The fever swamps still think of weird contraptions and unlikely scenarios to beat Trump. The unlikely scenarios to beat Trump are “rosy scenarios” that will not materialize. How unlikely is it for the GOP establishment to stop Trump? The bookmakers are already paying out on bets that Trump will win the nomination. “Since 1988, the candidate to clean up on Super Tuesday has always gone onto win their party’s nomination.”

It’s not just the GOP establishment that has to fear Trump. After SuperTuesday many of the smartest Democrats have finally joined us in saying that Trump is not to be laughed at. These slow learners are not as quick as we are. But they have finally stopped laughing. We believe if Trump is the nominee Trump becomes president.

That’s the large part of our analysis of SuperTuesday. We’ve been pretty much on target with everything this election. We were the first to write, long ago, that Trump would destroy the GOP because Obama destroyed the once great Democratic Party. Recently the smart Pat Buchanan joined us in that assessment.

We could quote extensively from the Buchanan article but we wrote that story long ago. Today we present two articles that track the future. The first article is from before SuperTuesday. It is a dispatch from the emergency room as the GOP establishment committed suicide:

These Republicans do not support the Gang of Eight bill. They do not support Obama’s trade deals. They do not want to spend huge amounts of blood and treasure again in the Middle East. And they most certainly do not want the economy to look like it did in the fall of 2008.

These voters have tried, through every means available, to make their opposition felt. They are the reason that Eric Cantor is no longer in the House. They are the reason that the Gang of Eight bill didn’t pass. They are the reason that John Boehner is no longer speaker. And they are the reason that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have dominated the polls for months.

Many people have urged the Rubio donor network, think-tank fellows and media supporters to back off on their policy demands — to do more than simply acknowledge “the voters are right to be angry.” In fact, Gov. Chris Christie advocated for compromise during a speech at St. Anselm’s College earlier this year. People such as former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan wrote recently that the GOP must be more sensitive to the concerns of working-class voters, whom she dubbed the “unprotected.” [snip]

They will not even discuss changing our trade policy. They make some noises about immigration enforcement, but this is not done in a spirit of compromise, but with the arrogance of those who know that no one really expects them to change their views if they win. For all the complaints about Trump’s policy generalities, Establishment GOP types have not even pretended to engage in a serious debate. Their offer is simple: You do as we say, or we will throw the election to Hillary.

Ironically, last summer these same people were obsessing about nailing Trump down with that debate pledge to support whomever the GOP nominated.

Haven’t we seen this over and over and over? Didn’t they do the same thing in 2008, when they shot down Mike Huckabee? Didn’t they do it in 2012, when they shot down Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum? Didn’t we see it last year, when they gave over $100 million to Jeb before the race had even begun?

It is this fanaticism — this complete unwillingness to change their policy or even to debate the possibility of serious change — that has put us in the position we are today.

This is the reason old Reaganites like Pat Buchanan and Phyllis Schlafly understand and are looking kindly on Trump’s campaign, because they know you must utterly rout the Establishment in order to change policy.

This is the reason people like Senator Jeff Sessions and Sarah Palin are supporting Trump — because they understand that compromise is impossible with an entrenched oligarchy. [snip]

As a committed conservative for more than three decades, I am not happy about the potential break-up of the GOP. I have supported the Republican Party for almost 40 years, and I fully intended to support it for the rest of my life. [snip]

But I do not see how things can go on as they are now. I do not see how you can ask the working-class people of this country to support a collection of policies that have failed them over and over and over. [snip]

Even today, with the fate of the party at stake, their only argument is to attack Trump and his supporters, to call them stupid, and racist, nativist, and isolationist and every other epithet they can lift from the editorial pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post.

In the end, they have left the opponents of the status quo no choice — they must either defeat Rubio, and radically change the power structure of the GOP, or they must watch Obama’s immigration policy, Obama’s trade policy, Bush’s foreign policy, and Bush’s economic policy, be implemented.

On Tuesday, we’ll know how the voters react to those alternatives.

That call for insurrection was written as an attack on Marco Rubio. But little Marco Rubio is undeserving of attention and the point is a bigger one. The GOP establishment must be overthrown as the first step to the overthrow of the entire political establishment that has repeatedly betrayed the country to feather their own nests. On SuperTuesday, the first step was taken. Ed Rollins declares, after SuperTuesday, that Trump is the nominee of the Republican Party:

Trump is now unstoppable. It’s game over for Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson

Game over! This was a rout, America. Winning seven states and the vast majority of delegates is a landslide. Donald Trump and the millions of his supporters have changed American politics and the Republican Party for the foreseeable future.

The nomination is within his grasp and if he does what he said he would do Tuesday night: “[I will] be a unifier!” he may be a very viable candidate against Hillary Clinton in the fall.

After his victories Tuesday night in multiple states and his second place finish in others, Trump is in an unstoppable position. Whether the junior senators from Texas and Florida choose to pursue him, it doesn’t matter, the end is near.

Trump, who is an unconventional candidate, to say the least, has tapped into the anger and frustration across America and has mobilized voters to turn out in record numbers.

Love him or hate him, be inspired by him or be appalled by him, Trump has totally dominated a political cycle like no other politician I’ve seen in decades.

I admit I was a total skeptic, like many others. [snip]

Trump is getting stronger by the day and his supporters are locked in and not going away. And no one has mastered the media like this since Teddy Roosevelt and his rough riders.

What’s ahead is a Republican Party that either becomes part of his movement or splinters into many pieces. No matter what Trump does or says, the nomination is his for the taking.

The GOP establishment now, as the entire political establishment later, will not surrender without further fights. But the revolutionary moment is upon us.

Trump will win the Republican Party nomination and then the big donor class and political functionaries/wannabees will either collaborate with the new order in charge of the entire Republican Party apparatus or they will try a rump reactionary revanchist counter-revolutionary ploy. We bet that once Trump performs his hostile takeover of the GOP most will acquiesce and Trump will be able to consolidate his victory and bury the Romney remnant.

In South Carolina the political establishment saw the beginning of the end. On SuperTuesday we all witnessed the beginning of the end. Soon the future arrives. The future is with Trump.

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129 thoughts on “#SuperTuesday #WednesdayWisdom: @RealDonaldTrump #Hillary2016

  1. Home Depot founder Ken Langone is a Kasich supporter. But Ken Langone gets it:

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2016/03/02/home-depots-langone-sounds-off-on-2016-race.html

    “The big story is the American people saying we’ve had enough—Democrats and Republicans,” Langone told Neil Cavuto. “They’re saying nobody’s listened to us. I think what we’re witnessing right now in America, thank God, is a peaceful revolution.”

    Langone also said the sentiment of voters is part of the reason why Donald Trump is the frontrunner for the GOP nomination.

    “Who the hell would’ve thought that Donald Trump in May of this past year would be where he is today? You would’ve been told you were nuts. You know why? They miscalculated the anger and the concern of the American people. They’re fed up. They’re fed up with the system, they’re fed up with the pundits, they’re fed up with the consultants, they’re fed up with the Sunday morning shows. All of this stuff doesn’t matter now.”

  2. http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-dem-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/03/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-fundraising-220129#ixzz41lsDahz5

    Hillary Clinton raised $30 million in February and has $31 million on hand, her campaign announced on Wednesday — far less than Bernie Sanders. [snip]

    Clinton also raised $4.4 million for the Democratic National Committee under her joint fundraising agreement with the party.

    Her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, raised $43 million in February, with $6 million of that coming on Monday. Sanders’ campaign has not announced its cash on hand, but as of the end of January, he had nearly $15 million in the bank.

  3. Obama is sitting around contemplating his legacy and conspiring with big media to ensure that history sees him as a greater than Lincoln, because Lincoln was white, and both were transcendental leaders.

    Meanwhile, 88% of african americans want Obama’s policies to continue. Ditto big media.

    And Hillary is beside herself, praising Obama like he is a touchable god, and promising to take his policies on immigration, race, world peace, and globalism even further—just as far as Goldman Sachs, General Electric, and the Muslim Brotherhood desire.

    In my opinion that is exactly what will happen if the Republican Party fails to nominate Trump. And that will produce a hot revolution. Others believe that excesses beget a corrective mechanism. But when there is no trust, the incentive is to disobey rather than to submit.

    What makes this even more ironic is that for all the claims of racism, and the cries that he will be the death of the party, the hard truth is Trump is expanding the party to groups which were perennial democrats. What this is really about is the elites own the party and they do not want Donald and the American People to take it away from them.
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    In the view of Professor Hanson, the beloved big media messiah’s legacy is gripping, arresting, inspirational but, alas, ephemeral.

    “Nothing in the last eight years is sustainable or can be emulated. Race relations will change after Obama for the simple reason that if they were to continue on his segregationist trajectory we would quite soon end up like Bosnia or Beirut. Fiscal policy will change, because if we followed Obama’s all “by his lonesome” Bank of China credit-card binge borrowing of another $10 trillion in the next eight years, the country would implode. Monetary policy will change because eight more years of zero interest would wipe out the age-old idea of the wisdom of saving money altogether. Government policy will change because the bureaucracy cannot endure legions of more Lois Lerners, Lisa Jacksons, Kathleen Sebeliuses, Hilda Solises, or Eric Holders. Health care will change after Obama, because if Obamacare were to persist, the entire country would turn to cash-only concierge medicine. Foreign policy will change after Obama, because to persist with his policies would lead to four or five major theater wars, a nuclear Middle East, Russia in the Baltic states, and Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan as client states of China.

    Immigration will change, because to follow Obama’s open borders policy is to arbitrarily declare federal law null and void, and to establish the roots of a new third world country, neither American nor Mexican, along the border, but inside the United States. The media will change after Obama because it is about to be enshrined as an embarrassing government Ministry of Truth. It cannot again proclaim that the next president is the smartest person in the history of the presidency, a veritable god, a wizard that can lower the seas and cool the planet or send tingles down our legs or make us wish to press our pants just like the commander in chief. At some point, journalists will get back to sniping that the next president should know that there are not 57 states, that “corpseman” is not the proper pronunciation, that the trilled politically correct name for the Falklands is not the Maldives, and that presidents do not normally make fun of the Special Olympics.

    We are witnessing the lamest of the lame-duck presidencies, with the power neither to act nor inspire—nor even to shock or surprise.”

  4. The media will change after Obama because it is about to be enshrined as an embarrassing government Ministry of Truth. It cannot again proclaim that the next president is the smartest person in the history of the presidency, a veritable god, a wizard that can lower the seas and cool the planet or send tingles down our legs or make us wish to press our pants just like the commander in chief. At some point, journalists will get back to sniping that the next president should know that there are not 57 states, that “corpseman” is not the proper pronunciation, that the trilled politically correct name for the Falklands is not the Maldives, and that presidents do not normally make fun of the Special Olympics.
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    No fucking way they will change.

    And even if they did, it is academic.

    Nobody with any sense listens to them.

  5. I was just re reading what Professor Hanson describes about a corrective mechanism, and realizing that all of it is just wishful thinking. The momentum is all in the opposite direction–and inertia guarantees it will proceed past the tipping point. The power of the elites is non negotiable. It must be crushed, and salt poured over their estates so nothing grows there for a thousand years. The only peace with them that will endure is a Carthaginian one.

  6. I will say emphatically that I agree with Mormaer and Wbb…

    Donald should/needs to get on the air with ads in Florida…Rubio is all over the airwaves bashing Donald…

    Donald needs to have a presence on the air…come on Donald…Florida is only 11 days away and we have early voting here…

  7. Admin

    …Her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, raised $43 million in February.

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    Some of that funny money is from the GOP, being investigated by the FEC.

  8. Yup, Donald can’t be pinching pennies here, did you email his campaign?you can send suggestions!

  9. Shadowfax, Barack Obama raised funny money in 2008 too. Did that hurt?

    Right now, Sanders has outraised Hillary2016 by a whole lot and he can continue to raise more and not get out of the race until the trap shuts on Hillary at the convention. Hillary has not learned one damned thing from 2008 other than the wrong lessons. Hillary betrayed her 2008 supporters and now is in bed with the Obama creeps. This is not only disgusting, it is stupid.

    To be outraised again is not a shame, it is an embarrassment. Hillary2016 is not a campaign, it is an embarrassment. In addition, before SuperTuesday Hillary2016 said Sanders would only win Vermont. Hillary2016 is utterly stupid.

    Here’s more on Bernie money, which is entirely irrelevant, as were Obama’s fundraising lies in 2008:

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/feds-flag-thousands-of-illegal-bernie-sanders-contributions/

  10. Will Hillary disavow this:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/trump-clinton-neoconservatives-220151

    Neocons declare war on Trump

    Prominent Republican hawks are debating whether to hold their noses and vote for Clinton instead.
    [snip]

    Even more than his economic positions, Trump’s foreign policy views challenge GOP orthodoxy in fundamental ways. But while parts of the party establishment are resigning themselves or even backing Trump’s runaway train, one group is bitterly digging in against him: the hawkish foreign policy elites known as neoconservatives.

    In interviews with POLITICO, leading neocons — people who promoted the Iraq war, detest Putin and consider Israel’s security non-negotiable — said Trump would be a disaster for U.S. foreign policy and vowed never to support him. So deep is their revulsion that several even say they could vote for Hillary Clinton over Trump in November.

    “Hillary is the lesser evil, by a large margin,” said Eliot Cohen, a founder of the Project for a New American Century, a neocon think tank which promoted a muscular U.S. role in the world. Trump’s election would be “an unmitigated disaster for American foreign policy,” Cohen said, adding that “he has already damaged it considerably.”

    Cohen said he would “strongly prefer a third party candidate” to Trump, but added: “Probably if absolutely no alternative: Hillary.”

    In a March 1 interview with Vox, Max Boot, a military historian at the Council on Foreign Relations who backed the Iraq War and often advocates a hawkish foreign policy, said that he, too, would vote for Clinton over Trump. “I’m literally losing sleep over Donald Trump,” he said. “She would be vastly preferable to Trump.”

    A group of Republican foreign policy experts plan to publish a blistering letter attacking Trump on Thursday, according to the Financial Times. They include Cohen; Peter Feaver, a former senior national security aide in George W. Bush’s White House; Robert Zoellick, a former deputy to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; and Dov Zakheim, a former Bush Pentagon official.

    Several other neocons said they find themselves in an impossible position, constitutionally incapable of voting for Clinton but repelled by a Republican whose foreign policy views they consider somewhere between nonexistent and dangerous — and disconnected from their views about American power and values abroad.

    “1972 was the first time I was old enough to vote for president, and I did not vote. Couldn’t vote for McGovern for foreign policy reasons, nor for Nixon because of Watergate,” said Elliott Abrams, a former national security council aide to George W. Bush who specializes in democracy and the Middle East. “I may be in the same boat in 2016, unable to vote for Trump or Clinton.”

    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, something of a dean of Washington neoconservatives, said he would seek out a third option before choosing between Trump and Clinton.

    “If it’s Trump-Clinton, I’d work with others to recruit a strong conservative third party candidate, and do my best to help him win (which by the way would be more possible than people think, especially when people — finally — realize Trump shouldn’t be president and Hillary is indicted),” Kristol wrote in an email.

    Kristol and Abrams have advised Florida senator Marco Rubio, the preferred choice of several neoconservatives, who admire his call for “moral clarity” in foreign policy and strong emphasis on human rights and democracy.

    Lots more neocons at link.

  11. Meanwhile, 88% of african americans want Obama’s policies to continue. Ditto big media.

    And why not? There is no one that they will trust (dems, Hillary, or media) to tell them the truth.

    (snip)

    What this is really about is the elites own the party and they do not want Donald and the American People to take it away from them.

    Exactly. And take it away from them, on both sides of the aisle, we need to do.

    One person one vote. The way these elites manipulate and cheat, they are each giving themselves lots and lots of “votes”.

  12. Ready for Romney?:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/03/02/report-marco-rubio-loses-fox-ailes-we-cant-do-the-rubio-thing-anymore/

    Report: Marco Rubio Loses Fox; Ailes: ‘We Can’t Do the Rubio Thing Anymore’

    In his role as the donor class’s darling, Marco Rubio has enjoyed support from the Republicans’ media arm, Fox News. Throughout the primary, Fox provided Rubio with friendly interviews and key bookings, including the first prime-time response to Barack Obama’s Oval Office address on ISIS. Many of the network’s top pundits, including Stephen Hayes and Charles Krauthammer, have been enthusiastic boosters. Bill Sammon, Fox’s Washington managing editor, is the father of Rubio’s communications director, Brooke Sammon.

    But this alliance now seems to be over. According to three Fox sources, Fox chief Roger Ailes has told people he’s lost confidence in Rubio’s ability to win. “We’re finished with Rubio,” Ailes recently told a Fox host. “We can’t do the Rubio thing anymore.”

    Ailes was already concerned about Rubio’s lackluster performance in GOP primaries and caucuses, winning only one contest among the 15 that have been held. But the more proximate cause for the flip was an embarrassing New York Times article revealing that Rubio and Ailes had a secret dinner meeting in 2013 during which the Florida senator successfully lobbied the Fox News chief to throw his support behind the “Gang of 8” comprehensive immigration-reform bill. “Roger hates seeing his name in print,” a longtime Ailes associate told me. “He was appalled the dinner was reported,” the source said.

  13. http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/03/02/an-ordinary-voter-writes-to-donald-trump/

    An Ordinary Voter Writes To Donald Trump…

    Posted on March 2, 2016by sundance

    Shared from Scott Adams’ Blog as written by Troy Morton

    To: President Trump
    From: Just a simple man

    I’ve been following your campaign since your announcement, reading millions of words written about you, watching thousands of hours of video and speeches, listening to many talk radio show segments, and engaging in dozens of debates with people around me.

    No candidate has ever captured my attention the way you have.

    Now that it’s clear you will be the Republican nominee, I want to share with you something so personal, painful, and uplifting, that I almost don’t want to write it, but I will anyway…trolls be damned:

    My whole life, up until yesterday, has been based on reaction to fear.

    Growing up as a black man in Washington D.C. during the “crack 80’s”, when Marion Barry was mayor, I lived a lower middle class childhood in one of the most dangerous cities in America. Though I had many friends, I was also subject to the threats, intimidation, and bullying that happens when you’re not like the people around you.

    There was no father in my life to steel me against the world I lived in. My mother was strong, but it’s not exactly the kind of strength I needed. I was a boy, and needed a Man.

    Without strong male guidance, I learned to fear…but not how to face fear and win. Even joining the military and going to war didn’t overcome my weakness, and all my future decisions considered strongly the level of fear I had at the time.

    As a result, my life has been full of conflict, as I have unintentionally signaled to adversaries that I am an easier opponent to beat than others. I have won victories, but never truly enjoyed them knowing the battle is never won for me…only endured. I have also suffered crushing defeats, and important people in my life lost confidence in me as a result. I have not reached my potential, and settled instead into apathy and stasis, content to only being “smart enough” or “good enough”…not great. Not strong. Not resolute…

    Not a leader. Not a winner.

    My life, in many important ways, mirrors the American experience. Potential to be great, but paralyzed by fear. Full of conflict. Enduring, not winning. No leadership. No strong Male inspiration. And occasional, crushing defeats that hit to the core of our country…most notably 9/11, but also with the erosion of our middle class and uniquely American culture.

    Like you say so often: we don’t WIN anymore.

    Watching your campaign, and being as invested in it as I am, has been an exercise in recognizing, and confronting, fear that I never expected. Every time your opponents hit you…I feel fear for your candidacy and our country. Every charge of racist, sexist, facist, etc. causes me to worry that no one, not even you, can really change the country for the better. That we’re doomed to failure…

    Then…inevitably…you win the battle. You don’t “survive”, or “endure”…you attack, and put fear into your opponents. You don’t stop until they are buried under your feet. Until they become paralyzed…

    Sometimes, you even bait them into hitting you, just so you can beat the crap out of them again. Your life is full of conflict, but it becomes yet another opportunity to WIN, and makes you MORE powerful…not less.

    Then, once they are eliminated as a threat, you are generous to the vanquished. It’s not personal, and they are not evil. They were, simply…in the way. Once they are not, they become worthy of kindness and respect.

    Furthermore, you’re not just a blunt instrument…your strategy is impeccable. You go into every conflict knowing exactly what your opponents weaknesses are, how to exploit them, and what levers to pull to ensure victory. Clearly, you spend good time before announcing your candidacy doing the things the military taught me as a young soldier: surveying, recon, intelligence-gathering, ammunition, discipline, execution…

    You are defending America from our enemies within, and it’s an AMAZING thing to watch.

    Last night, you also did something else. You became the Man that helped me see fear for what it is: an illusion of power, a powerful teacher, and the path to winning if used properly. There is no reason, regardless of the enormity of the task, to lose to fear if you prepare well, are disciplined in your execution, and have the faith necessary, in God, yourself, and in others…that leads to victory.

    Winning is always possible, but becomes probable if you never back down, never quit, and become your dominant self. Once the battle is won, treat the vanquished with kindness and respect. Be the bigger man.

    You taught me how to Win.

    I appreciate what you’ve done for me personally, and what you’re doing for our country. I know I’m not the only man who admires you, and can’t wait for you to become the father, and leader, of our country. It’s been a long, cold winter for men in America the last 8 years, and I believe that your election will dramatically improve the level of respect, admiration, and love people will show for strong men and Fathers, and will create a new generation of leaders from impressionable young boys.

    That, more than anything, will Make America Great Again.

    -Troy

  14. lorac
    March 2, 2016 at 6:59
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    It is the total number, Dem vs GOP and looking at Hillary vs Trump, by state.

    Then, there is the comparison of GOP 2016 with prior years. Trumps FB page as some compared to 2008.

  15. Admin,
    Neocons…sound like bad transformers…rubio slippers has moral clarity?
    You mean he’s for sale..

    F#ck um…and the horse RomneyMormonunderpants rides in on.

  16. It’s a really nice essay….. but….

    My life, in many important ways, mirrors the American experience. Potential to be great, but paralyzed by fear. Full of conflict. Enduring, not winning. No leadership. No strong Male inspiration.

    This rather common thinking is troublesome to me, for the same reason I can’t stand when people say a good leader needs b*lls. They can’t just say “spine”, which everyone has.

  17. Troys letter is heart felt.
    Not so sure Trump doesn’t want a few scalps on his wall, but you see the pain our young men without fathers face every day. Our broken families are the core of our problems.
    Not liberal to say, not feminist, but true. A boy needs a man.
    I think the way Trump talks about his children, you can see the love, respect, their success. That’s something Troy saw…you can be the father you never had Troy…

  18. admin, ty for the opportunity of so many posts, so much info, and copius analysis.

    Just here to say good grief, even Jenny Beth is fighting Donald.

    Do Donald Trump’s supporters realize they are his marks? http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/2/jenny-beth-martin-do-donald-trumps-supporters-real/

    At one time I was an active Tea Party Patriot, but I came to see the light. These days I don’t claim any particular label, other than my name. And names as identifiers have been GWTW for a considerable length of time. Thus I may totally be of unknown substance. 🙂

  19. Trump has not had to spend because of all the free press he has gotten, but if he wants to win, he does need to dig into his pockets in the big states coming up like Florida, Michigan, Ohio,…

  20. jbstonesfan
    March 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm
    Trump has not had to spend because of all the free press he has gotten, but if he wants to win, he does need to dig into his pockets in the big states coming up like Florida, Michigan, Ohio,…
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    I agree IF he can still get the spots. If he has not made prior arrangements that may be a problem. I am sure Rove has locked up plenty of television time, and has done some preclusive buying along the way. Trump will need a ground war and an air war moving forward. The best defense is a good offense.

  21. Maybe the reason the Koch boys have not seen the attack ads against Trump stick is because the status quo–the party hacks and the policies represent a clear and present danger to the American People. Therefore, claims that Trump University worked out, eminent domain, etc. are IRRELEVANT. Perhaps,the establishment has labelled those who disagree with them racist, once too often.
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    Exclusive: Koch brothers will not use funds to try to block Trump nomination
    NEW YORK | BY MICHELLE CONLIN

    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of Super Tuesday primary and caucus voting during a news conference in Palm Beach, Florida March 1, 2016.

    The Koch brothers, the most powerful conservative mega donors in the United States, will not use their $400 million political arsenal to try to block Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s path to the presidential nomination, a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday.

    The decision by the billionaire industrialists is another setback to Republican establishment efforts to derail the New York real estate mogul’s bid for the White House, and follows speculation the Kochs would soon launch a “Trump Intervention.”

    “We have no plans to get involved in the primary,” said James Davis, spokesman for Freedom Partners, the Koch brothers’ political umbrella group. He would not elaborate on what the brothers’ strategy would be for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama.

    Three sources close to the Kochs said the brothers made the decision because they were concerned that spending millions of dollars attacking Trump would be money wasted, since they had not yet seen any attack on Trump stick.

    The Koch brothers are also smarting from the millions of dollars they pumped into the failed 2012 Republican presidential bids of Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, the sources said.

    Donors and media reports have speculated since January, when the Kochs gathered 500 of America’s wealthiest political donors at a California resort, that they would deploy their vast political network to target Trump.

    The Kochs oppose his protectionist trade rhetoric and hardline views on immigration – which include building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and deporting millions of illegal immigrants.

    Many Republican figures and business backers are eager to see Trump, a political outsider who has tapped into rising anti-establishment sentiment, fail in his bid for the nomination. They prefer instead a more traditional candidate like U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.

    But with Trump racking up a series of wins in the early nominating contests against opponents including Rubio and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, there is a growing sense of inevitability that he will win the party’s mantle.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-koch-exclusive-idUSMTZSAPEC32FPEGCF

  22. It is a known fact that both Lake and Griffin ARE racists.

    So why does Perry stop short of labeling them as such.
    ———-
    Harris-Perry stopped short of accusing NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack and MSNBC President Phil Griffin of being racially motivated in their decision-making.

    “I wouldn’t know what Andy Lack is thinking, because I’ve never met him,” she said. “I’ve literally never had any exchange with him of any kind.”

    (Comment: you stupid ninny. There is a clear statistical pattern of invidious discrimination:

    1. Al Sharpton (black man): show cancelled

    2. Toure (black child): show cancelled

    3. Finnie (black woman): show cancelled

    4. Krystal Ball (woman): show cancelled

    5. Alex Wagner (black woman): denied show she was promised

    6. Jose Dias (Mexican): show pre empted for election coverage

    7. Melissa Perry: (black woman): being set up to be fired.

    If you bring a class action law suit against MSNBC and the parent NBC for a billion dollars.

    I am sure you will see some racist emails between Lake and Griffin.

    And remember my little chicadee–Lake and Griffin are both white, and they have deep pockets.

    You go girl!!!

    P.S. Never mind that each of these victims were racists in their own right. You can say you were all operating in a hostile environment and negate that claim.

  23. I say this only half in jest.

    I hope Perry does sue them, and the rest of these “victims” join in.

    Lake and Griffin are corrupt.

    When they make a market in race attacks it reminds me of the old saw.

    When you make love to a bear, you stop when the bear wants to stop.

    Or, you could just say, live by the sword, die by the sword.

    But they have to name Lake and Griffin as defendants and sue them personally.

    There will probably be directors and officers insurance and a business judgment defense.

    Still, I would like a jury to hear about this, and to watch those two meatballs sweat.

  24. Gpnzo…I tweeted DT

    DT is getting bashed nonstop on TV in South Florida…I have not seen one ad of Donald’s to respond…I hope he starts putting his message out there…

    He cannot take anything for granted with this onslaught…

  25. Castellanos seems to be coming around?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/03/02/gop-strategist-castellanos-time-to-rally-around-trump-too-late-to-ask-mommy-to-step-in-and-rewrite-rules/?postshare=2461456945718148&tid=ss_tw

    GOP strategist Castellanos: Time to rally around Trump, ‘too late to ask mommy to step in and rewrite rules’

    Even as major Republican donors coalesced Wednesday around a last-ditch effort to halt Donald Trump’s march toward the GOP presidential nomination, resignation was setting in among some onetime Trump critics.

    “It is too late,” Republican media strategist Alex Castellanos, who had unsuccessfully urged top GOP contributors to back an anti-Trump campaign earlier in the cycle, wrote in an email. “There is a fantasy effort to stop Trump, like a fantasy campaign to stop yesterday but it exists only as the denial stage of grief.”

    He went on:

    “If our self-indulgent Republican party establishment had really wanted to prevent a takeover of the GOP, they should not have gorged on political power while they failed to do anything to prevent the decline of the country. Our leaders could have led. They could have done more than say ‘no’ to Democrats while offering no alternative.

    “They should have stood up for the change Donald Trump is bringing now but they didn’t.

    Now, Trump has earned the nomination. He won it, fair and square and we should respect that. Donald Trump whipped the establishment and it is too late for the limp GOP establishment to ask their mommy to step in and rewrite the rules because they were humiliated for their impotence.

    If Trump is going to be our nominee, as I believe he is, it is our mission to support Trump and make him the best nominee and president possible.”

    Castellanos, who said he has no interest working for the real estate mogul’s campaign, said the reality of Trump’s momentum is setting in across the party.

    “I think it will soon be clear that Republicans have hired Donald Trump to do the job their previous hires have failed to do: bring change to Washington and make America great again,” he wrote.

  26. Gonzo: this is what the beautiful tapestry of immigrants is doing in your state, while Obama invites more of these “new comers” to share in our wealth, and commit 3000 homicides, rapes and other nasty things big media covers up because they reflect badly on their messiah. Besides, why should big media care about these homicides. They are safe. They dismiss this as a racist reaction by angry white males–nothing to see here. That’s big media for you. Like CNN the most trusted name in news. Meanwhile, the Messiah threatens to personally fire ICE officials who resist–and Rubio author of the Gang of Eight legislation smiles and reassures illegals that its all okay. (Note: This is by a former US attorney in the Justice in the civil rights division, so there is no bullshit.)
    ———
    Illegal Alien Crime Wave in Texas: 611,234 Crimes, 2,993 Murders
    The murder of Kathryn Steinle on the Embarcadero in San Francisco by an illegal alien is the most familiar example of a crime committed by an alien. But an unreleased internal report by the Texas Department of Public Safety reveals that aliens have been involved in thousands of crimes in Texas alone, including nearly 3,000 homicides.

    PJ Media obtained a never-before-released copy of a Texas DPS report on human smuggling containing the numbers of crimes committed by aliens in Texas. According to the analysis conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, foreign aliens committed 611,234 unique crimes in Texas from 2008 to 2014, including thousands of homicides and sexual assaults.

    The report describes an alien crime wave of staggering proportions exacerbated by federal officials unwilling to enforce immigration laws.

    The Texas DPS report says well over 100,000 individual criminal aliens have been booked into Texas jails:

    From October 2008 to April 2014, Texas identified a total 177,588 unique criminal alien defendants booked into Texas county jails. These individuals have been identified through the Secure Communities initiative, in which Texas has participated since October 2008.

    There are almost certainly more criminal aliens who haven’t been identified as aliens. The 177,588 criminal aliens identified by Texas through the Secure Communities initiative only can tag criminal aliens who had already been fingerprinted. Arrests of illegal aliens who have not been fingerprinted prior to arrest are not included in these arrests numbers derived from the Secure Communities initiative.

    That means that the already stratospheric aggregate crime totals would be even higher if crimes by many illegal aliens who are not in the fingerprint database were included.

    The Secure Communities initiative is an information-sharing program between the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. Presumably, both departments would have data on the number of fingerprint searches conducted that revealed a criminal act involved an alien.

    Texas has been ground zero in illegal alien crossings into the United States. The Texas DPS report shows that in the Rio Grande Valley, 154,453 illegal aliens were apprehended in 2013.

    yyyy
    Total illegal alien apprehensions by sector. (Source: Texas DPS report).
    Other Texas sectors saw approximately 86,000 illegal aliens apprehended. All other sectors combined on the southern border only saw approximately 170,000 illegal alien apprehensions in the same time period. The Obama administration releases a sizable portion of the illegal aliens captured.

    The criminal aliens identified by the Texas Department of Public Safety have been responsible for the most heinous types of crimes — and in astonishing numbers. From the Texas DPS report:

    A review of these 177,588 defendants shows that they are responsible for at least 611,234 individual criminal charges over their criminal careers, including 2,993 homicides and 7,695 sexual assaults.
    One such murder was committed by Juan Francisco De Luna Vasquez. Vasquez confessed to killing his wife with a hammer in Laredo.

    The increasing flood across the border combined with the existence of sanctuary cities bolstered by Obama administration policies allowing the release of the most violent criminal aliens has fueled these crimes.

    (Source: Texas DPS)
    “Other Than Mexican” apprehensions. Most are released. (Source: Texas DPS report)
    The House Judiciary Committee has passed the Davis-Oliver Act, introduced (S.1640) in the Senate by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and in the House (H.R.1148) by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), which would address many of these issues.

    Yesterday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña about the 104,000 criminals that ICE released in 2013, and the 68,000 criminals against whom ICE refused to start deportation proceedings. Saldaña calls it “good news” that only 30,558 criminal aliens were released by ICE in 2014.

  27. Admin, will Hillary tell Republican’s they shouldn’t vote for her…if they dislike Trump?

    What about all of us that voted for a Republican to stop Barry…what’s the difference? Were we more honorable than they were? I did, and I didn’t like McCain nor Mitt to begin with.

    During the 2008 election, I knew a lot of Republican’s that voted for Hillary, because they liked her.

    Anyone that uses their legitimate one vote, and wants to vote for Hillary, is fine with me.

  28. jb: this one is for you, since it relates at the end to Trump and Israel. It is by one of my favorite commentators Roger Simon co-founder of PJ Media and a Hollywood writer. He is a man of mature judgment. Unlike that no ball Romney.
    ———-
    DIARY OF A MAD VOTER

    The #NeverTrump Crowd Should Get a Life

    BY ROGER L SIMON MARCH 1, 2016 CHAT 1206 COMMENTS

    Ted Cruz won three states, including his Texas home and a surprise victory in Oklahoma, Marco Rubio scored for the first time in Minnesota and came close in Virginia, and even John Kasich challenged in Vermont, but there is no question that Donald Trump was the big winner on Super Tuesday on the Republican side. He won seven of eleven states.

    The most fascinating, and telling, race was ultra-liberal Massachusetts where Trump won nearly 50% of the vote, suggesting reports were correct that he was altering the electoral landscape, pulling in the long-lost Reagan Democrats, some of whom may have switched parties to vote for Donald. (GOP turnout was huge, dwarfing the Democrats practically everywhere.)

    More importantly, it was a different Donald Trump we saw during his Super Tuesday press conference (cleverly not a standard issue “victory” speech) at his Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago. Nowhere to be seen was the “con man” excoriated non-stop by Rubio for the last week. Also not in evidence was the neo-Rodney Dangerfield/Don Rickles joker, spraying water to lampoon Rubio. This was a President Donald Trump standing before us, answering questions in a measured and crisp manner and with far more forthrightness than we have been used to with Obama. He even went so far as to reach out to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell in a manner they may not have deserved, though he didn’t mention Christie Whitman, who threatened to vote for Hillary Clinton if Donald was nominated.

    Trump had promised he could and would alter his style when he shifted his attention from his Republican opponents to Clinton and he did that superbly Tuesday night against a backdrop that resembled the White House, replete with a proscenium of flags. Actually the venue was more luxurious, adding a touch of Versailles in its chandeliers.

    Trump is a performer, quite a talented one with a wide range, and, as a Los Angeles person, I can only but ratify Bret Easton Ellis’ tweet that there are more than a few closet Trump supporters out here in Tinseltown. Some of them may even surface soon.

    With all his victories, however, many Beltway Republicans are obviously still tremendously upset by Donald’s success. It’s hard to tell how big the #NeverTrump crowd is, but you will excuse me if, in plain English, I don’t know what the Hell they’re talking about.

    Do these people want to lose? Would they prefer Hillary Clinton be president? Are they looking for a perfect candidate? Has there ever been one? Donald Trump may actually be expanding the Republican Party. Isn’t that good? … For that group I would recommend a reading of Hugh Hewitt’s “Six reasons Trump is still better than Clinton.” If Hugh can write that after Donald famously dissed him for low ratings at the last debate, a lot of other people can swallow their pride too and get on board.

    I would also recommend Ronald Kessler’s article on how Trump revived Mar-a-Lago. Yes, it’s a fancy-shmancy resort, but Kessler, who has known Trump for years, provides insight into Donald’s meticulous, yet gracious, management style that might translate well to the White House.

    Although it can be argued Marco would have won Virginia were it not for the winless Kasich and Rubio might be back in the game if he could win Florida on March 15, that’s a helluva long shot, considering the Sunshine State is almost as much home turf to Trump as it is to Rubio. So Cruz has emerged as the not-Trump and it will be interesting to see if he can build on his three Super Tuesday victories. The map suggests that will be difficult. The Texas senator depended on a Southern strategy that seems not to be working.

    But relax, you #NeverTrump people. A Donald nomination is far from a calamity, unless you see it as a threat to your personal career, not the country. On that I have no comment. You will have to look to yourselves.

    But as a final admonition not to worry, as a former sixties civil rights workers, let me assure you Donald Trump is not a racist. If you think Trump’s a racist, you don’t know what a real one is. And further, you are playing into the ultra-reactionary, race-baiting game indulged in ad infinitum by such Democrats as the Reverend Al Sharpton.

    On another item on which I, as a devoted lifetime Zionist, have some background, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Cruz and Rubio are both being disingenuous in their criticism of Trump, to put it kindly. Trump has made very clear on numerous occasions his highly pro-Israel feelings. He lead the Israel Day parade in New York. His own beloved daughter Ivanka converted to Orthodox Judaism. Trump’s statement – that in order to negotiate an end to the conflict, you have to start from an even-handed position — has always been standing operating procedure. And Trump has been the first to admit that even on those conditions, such a negotiation has little current chance of succeeding. If you’re interested in the welfare of Israel, I think it’s one of the safest assumptions anyone can make that Donald Trump will be a hundred times better, at the minimum, than Barack Obama.

    Now on to Thursday’s debate. Let’s hope the temperature is dialed down a tad.

    Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Media. His next book – I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already – will be published by Encounter Books in June 2016.

  29. Must be past time to start cleaning out my bookmarks. I ran across one that is no longer working…but it brings back a lot of memories.

    Remember this one?

    For the past several weeks, a writer who goes only by “Ulsterman” has produced a series of interviews with a nameless “White House Insider,” who he claims has close access to the inner workings of the Obama Administration. Since the first appearance of the “Insider” in September, “Ulsterman” has published more than a dozen supposed interviews with his own personal Deep Throat.

  30. Shadow, I’ve seen another website, might still be ultermanm but the website is all different. Anyway, his books are all displayed at the bottom of the webpage. Can’t remember the name of the webpage, though.

  31. ,Shadow, I’ve seen another website, might still be ultermanm but the website is all different. Anyway, his books are all displayed at the bottom of the webpage. Can’t remember the name of the webpage, though.

  32. MARCO RUBIO LOSES FOX—THANKS TO NYT. I wonder whether Ilsa Koch will tone it down with Trump tomorrow night. If she does not there may be repercussions. I would be surprised if Ailes has not spoken to her about this. But then again what do I know? Just because its logical does not mean he will do it.
    ——

    In his role as the donor class’s darling, Marco Rubio has enjoyed support from the Republicans’ media arm, Fox News. Throughout the primary, Fox provided Rubio with friendly interviews and key bookings, including the first prime-time response to Barack Obama’s Oval Office address on ISIS. Many of the network’s top pundits, including Stephen Hayes and Charles Krauthammer, have been enthusiastic boosters. Bill Sammon, Fox’s Washington managing editor, is the father of Rubio’s communications director, Brooke Sammon.

    But this alliance now seems to be over. According to three Fox sources, Fox chief Roger Ailes has told people he’s lost confidence in Rubio’s ability to win. “We’re finished with Rubio,” Ailes recently told a Fox host. “We can’t do the Rubio thing anymore.”

    Ailes was already concerned about Rubio’s lackluster performance in GOP primaries and caucuses, winning only one contest among the 15 that have been held. But the more proximate cause for the flip was an embarrassing New York Times article revealing that Rubio and Ailes had a secret dinner meeting in 2013 during which the Florida senator successfully lobbied the Fox News chief to throw his support behind the “Gang of 8” comprehensive immigration-reform bill. “Roger hates seeing his name in print,” a longtime Ailes associate told me. “He was appalled the dinner was reported,” the source said.

    lready, there are on-air signs that Fox’s attitude toward Rubio has cooled. This morning, anchor Martha MacCallum grilled Rubio about his poor Super Tuesday performance. “Is that a viable excuse at this point?” she asked, when he tried spinning his second-place finish in Virginia.

    Fox’s corporate support of Rubio has also been a growing source of tension with the network’s more conservative talent. Sean Hannity was furious that the Times article reported how he went along with Rubio’s immigration proposal. During an interview with Trump on Monday, Hannity barely defended Fox while Trump trashed Rubio backers like Hayes. “He shouldn’t be on the air,” Trump said. The best Hannity could muster was to change the subject. “Have you ever watched MSNBC?” he said. “They suck.”

    Ailes is now back to searching for a candidate the channel can rally behind. “He’s thinking, What do we do about the whole damn thing?” one of the news executive’s friends said.

    Fox News spokesperson Irena Briganti did not return a call for comment.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/03/marco-rubio-just-lost-fox-news.html#

  33. Ailes is now back to searching for a candidate the channel can rally behind.

    Here’s a novel idea…. why don’t they just objectively report the news? (gasp!)

  34. you watch.
    trump will tweet some truism or make a comment that will inflame the media walk it back and get enough free publicity to coast to a win in florida. he watches the polls pretty carefully.

    I don’t see him changing to big spending until he is challenged.
    sadly if he doesn’t make the 50 percent delegate threshold he might regret it…. and so will the USA.

    fugging establishment needs to be flushed.

  35. sirmrks

    Ahhh, the books. I just remembered that his postings at some point, needed to be purchased or something. Maybe he called them his book.? I just remember a few of us were so hoping that the stories inside the White House unraveling, were real.

    Thanks for update.

  36. shadow. some were proven true many times.
    some “reports” never came about or were squashed by the obama regime.
    obamas caball is very powerful even as a lame duck he/valjar is still very much in control.

    ulsterman’s “books” are really books in E-book form.

  37. I am going to be very curious to see the “tone” Megan Kelly takes with Donald tomorrow..

    I caught a bit of her show tonight and she appears to have a ‘kinder and gentler’ attitude towards DK, even seemingly giving explanations for some of the things he has said and done, etc…

    she may have gotten the word from Murdoch…down to Ailes…to start coalescing…

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/271543-murdoch-gop-would-be-mad-not-to-unify-around-trump-if-hes

  38. I guess it is the curse of having a suspicious nature, but I think Ohio is key because if Donald takes that state, then the establishment cannot promote Kasich as the latest greatest savior of the (establishment) party. That is why they are poises to cheat like hell in that state, and why Trump/Stone have experts at fraud detection on site. If you think back to 2012, they rigged the machines as well, and when Ken Blackwell was secretary of state it was open season. But in 2012, you may recall, Rove was calling the state for Romney, the results were coming in for Bambi, and Megan was running up and down the hall between Rove and the cameras convinced that Rove had it covered which he did not. It was an embarrassing moment for FOX, and you could easily infer that they were a co conspirator, or an accessory after the fact. But its no different than what NBC does, so when someone who is orders of magnitude smarter than I am claims that after Obama big media will revert to journalism I think he has got a screw loose, because how ya gonna keep them down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree? Or better yet, remember the executive producer of Sixty Minutes who freely admitted that he covered up evidence to get Bill Clinton elected, and pumpkin head Russert admired him for it. Russert, the exception to the rule that only the good die young. Likewise, fat pig Candy Crowley saved Obama, but of course Romney was a low energy candidate, much like Jebediah. With Marco losing altitude, Bush is at a loss to know who he should campaign for. That is a good problem for him to have.

  39. gonzotx
    March 3, 2016 at 1:42 am
    ———–
    The clarity group are lobbyists posing as communications experts posing as owners of the Washington examiner, and evidently the leader of that group, McGowan, who missed his real calling as a kindergarten teacher what with the lectures he delivers on communication, has delivered a black hand letter* to any politician who supports Trump.

    Hey Bill, you weenie, you can’t land a great white shark with a 9 pound test line. You say your speciality is what? Influencing public opinion? Well, then, as one way put it on the tree house comment section, you have succeeded in influencing me to to hate your guts. In the meantime, stay out of dark alleys or you may meet the same fate as Dan Rather.
    ——–

    *Black Hand (Italian: Mano Nera) was a type of extortion racket. It was a method of extortion, not a criminal organization as such, though gangsters of Camorra and the Mafia practiced it. According to a newspaper report in the New York Tribune of June 1912, the Black Hand “…really exists only as a phrase. As an organization such a thing never existed out of the minds of the police. It is a catch phrase made famlliar through the newspapers, and the quick witted criminal of Latin extraction lost no time in using it as a nom de crime, which he wrote at the bottom of his blackmailing letters, sometimes – in fact, generally – adding fanciful decorations of his own, such as daggers dripping blood, revolvers spitting fire and bullets, crudely drawn skulls and crossbones and the inevitable sketch of a human hand.”

    Typical Black Hand tactics involved sending a letter to a victim threatening bodily harm, kidnapping, arson, or murder. The letter demanded a specified amount of money to be delivered to a specific place. It was decorated with threatening symbols like a smoking gun, hangman’s noose, skull, or knife dripping with blood or piercing a human heart, and was in many instances, signed with a hand, “held up in the universal gesture of warning”, imprinted or drawn in thick black ink.

  40. The worm has turned. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35714087
    “EU’s Tusk warns illegal economic migrants: Do not come here”

    “After meeting Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens on Thursday, Mr Tusk said he was appealing to “all potential illegal economic migrants”, wherever they may be from.”

    Notice the language change. They are no longer “refugees” but illegals. This is a massive sea change. The progs and globalists are in retreat. All of these countries are NOT going to pay for them. NOT, NOT, NOT. Math killed the politics of migrant horde invasions and open borders for cheap globalist labor. And right swinging elections.

    The EU, not the Greeks who are broke, have to pay for them in Greece. The money is going to NGO’s not the Greeks who can then wash their hands over the starvation and squalor. That is money out of the EU technocrats’ pocket and schemes funds. The Balkans are not going to pay, Austria is not going to pay, the Visegrád Group is not going to pay, Norway is not going to pay, the UK is scuttling sideways to avoid the humongous bill with a Brexit, and the idiot Merkel got the balance sheets shoved in her face so it is time for them to go home, vacation to Germany is over. The Brussels ponzi scheme is collapsing. When push comes to shove Brussels chooses themselves and their corporate sponsors. And now Turkey is deservedly the goat. Putin smiles.

    And the Mexicans, Central Americans, and Cubans are streaming over the southern border. The US public is ahead of Brussels but the US elites are not listening. YET. But they will and soon. Their social and economic cohorts in Europe just did an about face and their “cover” has been ripped from them.

  41. Shameful Mitt Romney called Obama “nice” in 2012 but Mittens now attacks Trump. Mittens didn’t fight when he should have. What he will say today is repulsive in light of what he didn’t say in 2012 against Obama:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/mitt-romney-trump-speech-220167

    Romney rips Trump as a ‘phony’ and a ‘fraud’

    Mitt Romney on Thursday will slam GOP front-runner Donald Trump as “a phony” and “a fraud” who is “playing the American public for suckers” in a major speech on the 2016 race.

    “His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University,” the 2012 GOP nominee plans to say at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City at 11:30 a.m. ET.Romney will argue that “a Trump nomination enables” Hillary Clinton to win in November.

    “His domestic policies would lead to recession,” Romney will say about Trump. “His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president. And his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill.”

    Trump preemptively responded on Twitter last night by saying: “Looks like two-time failed candidate Mitt Romney is going to be telling Republicans how to get elected. Not a good messenger!”

    Here are the full excerpts released ahead of the speech:

    In 1964, days before the presidential election, Ronald Reagan went on national television and challenged America that it was a “Time for Choosing.” He saw two paths for America, one that embraced conservative principles dedicated to lifting people out of poverty and helping create opportunity for all, and the other, an oppressive government that would lead America down a darker, less free path. I’m no Ronald Reagan and this is a different moment but I believe with my heart and soul that we face another time for choosing, one that will have profound consequences for the Republican Party and more importantly, for the country. … [snip]

    Of the remaining candidates, the only serious policy proposals that deal with the broad range of national challenges we confront have come from Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich. …

    Donald Trump says he admires Vladimir Putin, while has called George W Bush a liar. That is a twisted example of evil trumping good. … [snip]

    Trump relishes any poll that reflects what he thinks of himself. But polls are also saying that he will lose to Hillary Clinton. …

    On Hillary Clinton’s watch at the State Department, America’s interests were diminished in every corner of the world. She compromised our national secrets, dissembled to the families of the slain, and jettisoned her most profound beliefs to gain presidential power. …

    A person so untrustworthy and dishonest as Hillary Clinton must not become president. But a Trump nomination enables her victory. …

    I understand the anger Americans feel today. In the past, our presidents have channeled that anger, and forged it into resolve, into endurance and high purpose and into the will to defeat the enemies of freedom. Our anger was transformed into energy directed for good. …

    Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat. …

    His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president. And his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill.

  42. Why do I keep boring all of you with the Europe stuff? I admit I love old Europe, had quite a bit of comparative politics (almost all about Europe in the 70’s) in undergraduate and graduate school but the main reason is the symbiotic relationship between European and American elites, wealthy, business, academia and politicos. They influence and feed off of each other. They even share slime ball political consultants. If they can fool the rubes in the US think what they can steal in the virtue signaling capitals of Europe!

    I have two old friends who teach in Europe. One is a forestry prof in the UK (far north of England) and another is a physicist in Italy. They say it is about to blow there. People who virtue signaled and praised multi-culti non stop have turned into hard right John Birchers overnight. They said they are entirely different people. But their ox is being gored. The national budgets will be blown of everything the citizens like (education, parks, medical care for their own citizens) and pay for just to feed the illegals Merkel invited in.

    That has happened here in many regions also. But we are a much larger country and the media has colluded to beat down any dissent. Except this time it isn’t working very well. The forced Brussels about face on open borders, recognizing national sovereignty and illegals should scare the crap out of DC because it is coming next for them. This is the core of the Trump realignment of parties, politics, and social influence.

  43. ok, I’ve definitely entered an alternate universe. after rejecting FOX for their extreme bias, I found myself listening to MSNBC. yup, tuning into Morning Joe and actually agreeing with Mika Brzezinski.

    My world has turned upside down.

  44. Mormaer, the “Europe stuff” is important.

    A deleted section (which might be inserted or made into a full article in future) of a past published article was this astute article:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/02/25/donald-trump-supporters-brexit-preference-falsfication-2016-primaries-column/80856410/

    Glenn Reynolds: A Trump wave is on the way

    As plebes make the Donald increasingly acceptable, expect elite Trump supporters to come out of the closet.

    In America, Donald Trump — who many of the experts thought had no chance — is dominating the polls. In Britain, meanwhile, much of the public seems to be mobilizing in favor of exiting the troubled European Union — a British Exit, or Brexit.

    Writing in The Spectator, Brendan O’Neill puts this down to a class revolt on both sides of the Atlantic. And he’s right as far as he goes, but I think there’s more than just a class revolt. I think there’s also a developing preference cascade. O’Neill writes: “In both Middle America and Middle England, among both rednecks and chavs, voters who have had more than they can stomach of being patronised, nudged, nagged and basically treated as diseased bodies to be corrected rather than lively minds to be engaged are now putting their hope into a different kind of politics. And the entitled Third Way brigade, schooled to rule, believing themselves possessed of a technocratic expertise that trumps the little people’s vulgar political convictions, are not happy. Not one bit.”

    Well, that’s certainly true. Both America and Britain have developed a ruling class that is increasingly insular and removed from — and contemptuous of — the people it deigns to rule. The ruled are now returning the contempt.

    But while there’s a class component here, it’s not as strong as some might suggest. [snip]

    In both cases, it may be that the lower classes are expressing their views more openly because they have less to lose. Express the “wrong” opinions in British or American politics or academia and it’s the (figurative) gulag for you; if you work at a fast-food place, the consequences are generally less steep. But when enough ordinary voters express an opinion, the elites may feel safer, too.

    In his terrific book, The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification, Timur Kuran writes about the phenomenon he calls “preference falsification”: People tend to hide unpopular views to avoid ostracism or punishment; they stop hiding them when they feel safe.

    This can produce rapid change: In totalitarian societies like the old Soviet Union, the police and propaganda organizations do their best to enforce preference falsification. Such regimes have little legitimacy, but they spend a lot of effort making sure that citizens don’t realize the extent to which their fellow-citizens dislike the regime. [snip]

    Kuran calls this sudden change a “preference cascade,” and I wonder if that’s not what’s happening here.

    Novelist Bret Easton Ellis, for example, recently tweeted: “Just back from a dinner in West Hollywood: shocked the majority of the table was voting for Trump but they would never admit it publicly.” What he describes is preference falsification — but if people stop hiding, it will become a cascade. And Ellis himself has started that process with this tweet. Meanwhile, confronted with PC nonsense, college students have started chanting ”Trump! Trump!” (Law professor Ann Althouse has been predicting this cascade for weeks.)

    Likewise, in Britain, both London Mayor Boris Johnson and mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith have come out against staying in the EU. On this news, author Jim Bennett emailed me: “Are we seeing a preference cascade for Brexit? Although many are already for it, of course, mostly they have been either old-line Tories or working-class marginal malcontents. Boris and Zac are part of the rich, well-connected, cosmopolitan London set which has always been presumed to be Europhiles. Watch this phenomenon.”

    The entire article is short and worth a full read. The Brexit vote is in June and we hope Brexit wins.

  45. Someone needs to send a “Black Hand” to Romney…

    Wouldn’t it be great if not one Station carried this fools,”major” speech?
    What a fool he is. Always a penny short and a day late…

  46. gonzotx – are there stations carrying Mitt?
    HLNTV has been surprisingly, if not entirely, open about the purpose of Mitt today, so I’ve been keeping an eye on it & HLN will be carrying Willard at 11:30 AM.

    It’s a lazy day here and I may try it.

  47. Hold,

    Sure someone will, maybe all will, at least parts. Will be interesting to see how Fox handles it now that Murdock has put the breaks on.

  48. Admin. there is so much gold to be mined in your posts, so much insight, so much food for thought, it prevents me from just repeating the same thing over and over

    I have always liked Laura Ingraham. Her insights are excellent. Here is a case in point:

    I do not see how you can ask the working-class people of this country to support a collection of policies that have failed them over and over and over.

    That is very good, but the problem goes deeper than that. It sounds in BETRAYAL.

    The perfect analogy would be to be invited to dinner only to find that you are not merely the guest of honor, but the main course.

    The point is this: the establishment is not simply a group of people organizing for the benign purpose of advancing or protecting their interests.

    It goes much further.

    To put it bluntly–even crudely, so there is no misunderstanding:

    The “Washington cabal” is, to the American People, nothing more and nothing less than CANNIBALS.

  49. The national budgets will be blown of everything the citizens like (education, parks, medical care for their own citizens) and pay for just to feed the illegals Merkel invited in.
    ————–
    Can it really be that bad.

    Merkel is Time Magazine’s person of the year.

    Shame on those ignorant, racist, zenophobic, nationalist (help me hear van jones, you hatemonger, you are never at a loss for perjoratives when it comes to white people, you and your fucking employer cnn) who cannot see the virtue of invasion, how it makes elites like us who do not feel the burn (bern?)preen and tell you how virtuous we are . . Cinderella had until midnight . . . how dare you deprive Quasimodo of her hour in the sun?

    Psst . . . come on Melissa, lets get that billion dollar Title VII lawsuit filed—whoops I did not know this was a live mic—

  50. Well, that’s certainly true. Both America and Britain have developed a ruling class that is increasingly insular and removed from — and contemptuous of — the people it deigns to rule. The ruled are now returning the contempt.
    ———
    Congratulation to Glenn for repeating what Richard Fernandez was saying months ago, without attribution. But this is no violation of academic protocol. Certainly not the kind of breach we saw it that Obama worshipper Doris Kearns Goodwin who has disappeared from the public eye after her plagiaristic exploits were revealed. Actually, she was innocent. She was merely channeling their thoughts their thoughts through time and space. Whereas here, it is all legit, because the problem is open and notorious. And unlike so many other disasters, the perpetrators are known. And it grows worse by the day, the loss of European culture, and security on the one hand, and a humanitarian catastrophe of epic proportions unseen since world war II, while Obama and Merkel do their ethnic version of turkey in the straw–and who says that mangy old kraut can’t dance. To some she is beautiful, but to me, she has that death camp warden look and air to her, as seen in the faded photos of that era. In some respects, the impact may be the same, even though the intent was very different. It makes a nice epitaph: yes, I killed a million people, but my motive was sublime.

  51. foxyladi14
    March 3, 2016 at 11:00 am
    —–
    Assuming the insurgency is successful, we cannot afford a denouement like we had in 1980, where a populist candidate for president, i.e. Reagan is compelled to take on a shadowy member of the elite establishment, i.e. Poppy Booosh. The Bush cabal, aka the establishment must be eliminated from the party root and branch. The concept of de-nazification is not too far fetched.

  52. Rubio slippers prepares for a contested Convention

    ….with his one state, West Somalia …

    He should go to Africa instead and write a book, call it, “Dreams of my Bro”…

  53. Lansing — The Michigan Republican Party received more than 21,000 ticket requests for Thursday’s presidential debate in Detroit but will only be giving out about 50 tickets to the public.

    The Republican National Committee allocated 400 tickets to the state party, which is expected to give roughly 350 to elected officials, state committee members and grassroots activists, said Michigan GOP spokeswoman Sarah Anderson.

    This leaves 50 tickets for the public. The tickets will be randomly awarded to some of the 21,000 people who filled out an online form on the state party website.

  54. http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/228025/

    “WE’RE ALL MUSLIMS DEEP DOWN”…REALLY?

    BOSTON POLICE COMMISH…REALLY
    Standing in a Mosque that had at least 6 arrested for terrorism/murder…
    This is what is wrong with America…we have a COMMISH just like that in Austin, came on TV last year with about 20 full native dressed Muslims pretty much saying the same and voicing preemptive strike if anyone was going to blink an eye towards them. Which in liberal Austin never happened.women all bundled up, site to see on TV.
    Again, where are our feminist sisters outrage? Silence of the Lambs.
    Sargent Schultz. ..

  55. the link posted above is for gonzotxs’ benefit.
    an image permanently seared into ones brain upon viewing. Yell

  56. Speaking, specially on tariffs for American companies that move, on trade deficits, China etc. Sounds reasoned, calm.

  57. Hope This Is The Right one…Trump should have shown this during his speech today. Romney couldn’t say enough praise of Trump, and for all the things Trump rightly does. Business, jobs, China…2012 I believe.

  58. Please embed that video above admin…

    It’s the right one, I can’t believe I must be missing a step in the embedding.

  59. gonzo, you may have seen me in the past say this, but – wow, it was probably about 10 years ago now – I took some graduate level women’s studies classes at the local university. Women’s Studies was one of my double minors years earlier as an undergraduate. The class offerings in the more recent classes were extremely different, all about intersectionality.

    I just grabbed these off a university website: Women and the environment. Black women. Hispanic women. Gender studies. Women in Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Women of Color in the US. Africana Studies. American Indian Studies. Chicana/o Studies. Political Science. Religious Studies. Latinas in the Americas. Women in Muslim Societies. Women’s Experiences of Migration.

    IMO, this is great training for someone who wants to work in a think tank. But the thrust is definitely not about how to make changes, changes that will affect all women. It’s all splintered, women are just the commonality, not the overall focus. I’ve always felt this was done to sideline any power.

    (And it’s certainly not reciprocal – are Black Studies putting women foremost (or at all?). Is religion putting women foremost (or at all?). Are environmental studies putting women foremost (or at all? Are Muslim Studies putting women foremost ROFL I can’t even finish ROFL But women, like good mommies, put everyone else first.

    Now, looking back, it’s almost as if it was even more about preparing us for globalism. We wonder why “feminists” aren’t standing up to the atrocities of the Muslim world here and in their own countries? Women’s studies now puts minority status over gender. The poor rapists, genital destroying, stoning, oppressing people may have had a rough life, we have to focus on their persecuted Muslim status, not on the women they destroy.

    If Women’s Studies and Feminism won’t stand up for women first, who will? Bingo. Now we can welcome in the people who want to destroy western civilization by silencing over half of the population.

    So, basically, now I’m thinking all this intersectionality had an even more sinister reason.

  60. Lorac,

    Women are their own worst enemy in the Western world. We have the power and ability to stand for those women less fortunate in barbaric cultures…but not a whisper…

  61. Oh, it’s been brought to the western world, gonzo. It’s here, it’s in Europe. Remember NY eve? “oh, but that’s their culture, we have to have understanding”

  62. If they try that in Texas we have a different greeting for them.
    Unless it’s Austin, then the liberal idiots would probably blame the victims.

  63. …call me naive…but I did not hear anything ‘vulgar’ being said by Donald…

    some pundits are making a big deal out of DT saying he could have said to Romney “drop to your knees”

    …and some of the pundits were so bold as to explicitly tell the public on live TV what they thought it meant…

    sorry, I did not hear that…but of course the media wanted to keep going to that

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

    what I did hear was Donald in generally a quiet and measured way explain our trade policy and how we are being suckered…in a very cogent way…

    what I heard was a man “teaching” and ‘alerting’ the average folks out there how the American taxpayer is being ripped off…and what he plans to do about it…

    …and what I saw was a man who has a sense of humor…charm…and strength…

    I love his line about Melania telling him to be Presidential and he says yes he will but if he gets hit he is going to hit back harder (love the fight in this guy)

    …also liked that revealing story he told about opportunist Romney…and how DT gave two fundraisers for him in his penthouse…and his carpet was ruined from all the people walking in from the rain…Romney has sunk to the lowest of the low in my book…

  64. Thanks for Diamond and silk foxy, knew I could depend on you, heard they had a new one out on a different blog, Tree House actually.

    All across the blogs people are ripping Romney lol. What a fool. I bet his wife was not supporting this. I refuse to watch his video so I don’t know if she was there. She always had more ovaries than he had balls.

  65. two tidbits:

    …evidently Fla Gov Scott will not be endorsing before the Primary

    …Donald is going to spend $ ONE Million Dollars in Florida and go on the air

    ************
    Early voting starts in Florida this Sat March 5 – Sun March 13

  66. Mitt the Twit and his spew are a clear demonstration of how tone deaf the Establishment is. The craven coward who did not stand up to BO on Benghazi. He had the chance to blow it open and he folded. Now he is after Trump with bullshit for nothing.

  67. lorac
    March 3, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    the rejection of western values and the promotion of divisive race gender niche studies is “shelling the beach head” for a global model which coincides with the economic model and benefits of Bill Gates, and is harmful to the millions of John and Jane does our there whom the elites disparage.

  68. Gonzo: there are many low information voters out there who make electoral decisions on the basis of which candidate can do a better job of pretending to be “nice”. These people would rather lose the war than hire Patton and win it. Nice, nice, nice. And whatever you do, don’t scare the horses.

  69. Rick Scott is a nasty, corrupt man who is not well liked in Florida. Trump is well off without his endorsement.

    http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/politics/2015/11/20/rick-scott-americas-eighth-least-popular-governor/76104172/

    A year after winning re-election Gov. Rick Scott remains one of the least popular governors in the nation. According to a Morning Consult poll released Friday, 44 percent of respondents approve of Scott’s performance and 47 percent disapprove.

  70. Governor Scott will endorse after the primary.

    He is scared to do it now.

    Reminds me of the governor of West Virginia—little joe from kokomo

    The question we never got an answer to?

    Would he have endorsed her at the convention

    If Hillary had decided to fight the theft?

    Same question for Scott

    But in this case, Donald will fight

  71. Trump needs to keep his cool as he has everyone going against him tonight led by Megyn Kelly.

  72. Shadowfax, what time is the debate and which channel? I am going to watch to see what Trump does…

  73. I saw that Lu a few days ago, maybe yesterday, can not get it put of my head, no greater horror.

  74. Lu4PUMA
    March 3, 2016 at 6:48 pm
    Mitt the Twit and his spew are a clear demonstration of how tone deaf the Establishment is. The craven coward who did not stand up to BO on Benghazi. He had the chance to blow it open and he folded. Now he is after Trump with bullshit for nothing.
    —–
    I am reminded of the poem Meditations by John Donne and the line: if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less.

    Eisenhower warned us about these people, in his speech about the military industrial complex—and the bankers who undergirded them.

    Eisenhower was not of the tribe, nor was Nixon, nor was Reagan, but Bush most definitely was. Bush was a CIA officer in the early 1950s, and was running an operation in Dallas at the time of the Kennedy assassination in 1963.

    Bush’s father was a senator from Connecticut and he prevailed upon Nixon to give his son a higher job. He conspired with the Mafia and LBJ, who told his mistress (not Lady Bird) on he eve of the Kennedy assasination: “after tomorrow, I will not need to worry about the Kennedy boys ever again” (Source: Roger Stone The Bush Crime Family”, and about LBJ, Nixon said I wanted the presidency but not badly enough to kill for it, as LBJ did. Same source.

    This is the group that narrowly defeated Reagan in his 1976 bid for the presidency and put their man, Gerald Ford, who played football at Michigan without a helmut in to whip inflation now, and protect their interests. Reagan beat them and their candidate George Bush, but they forced him to take him on as his vice president. When Reagan retired George Bush and his cabal took over the party and held Reagan up as their symbol while working to undermine his vision and install the global model.

    Romney is a member of the Bush cabal, so are Rubio and Kasich. The Donne reference is relevant because, as Donald expands party and condemns the Bush cabal, their fear is that they too will be washed away by the sea, in which case the nation will be more. The dimocrats have no use for Donald either because he offers an alternative vision to the plantation existence the democrats want for the blacks specifically, but all races in general.

  75. I know Scott never knows which way the wind blows cause he’s busy with his head up someone’s rectum
    .
    Wbb,
    Just today my niece had a 2 day old post, and some character asked her about voting and, she just couldn’t bring herself to vote, for such a mean mouth. A chorus of millennial’s chimed in , oh the horror. ..I left a dissertation. ..crazy really cause her husband served twice in Middle East.She is unfortunately not of the same cloth
    Nice, but not too smart, you know the type.

  76. jbstonesfan
    March 3, 2016 at 7:11 pm
    Trump needs to keep his cool as he has everyone going against him tonight led by Megyn Kelly.
    ————-
    If so, then she didn’t get the memo.

    This is high stakes for her too, because the force is no longer with her.

    Not after her boss talked about the need for the party to unite.

    Still, you are most likely right.

    Her ego is out of control.

  77. shadow, I’m going to watch, because Trump will be there. I’m also wanting to see if he talks more about policy, and while maybe being strong, stays “presidential”. I think his getting Christie on the team is a good reason to be more “presidential”.

  78. gonzotx
    March 3, 2016 at 7:27 pm
    ——–
    That is exactly what I am seeing with the millenials.

    I try to explain to them that the establishment has cast an incredible burden on them

    Therefore they need an anti establishment candidate to have any hope of survival

    They get that part

    Then–and this is where the buzzers go off

    I say the only two choices are Bernie, whom they love, and Trump

    Then I hear them say if Bernie is not the nominee then I will stay home

    BUT if Trump is nominated I will vote against him

    You can tell them they are voting against their interest

    Until you are blue in the face

    It does no good

    You can’t fix stupid.

  79. I keep hearing people saying that Romney may want Rubio as a running mate. I could swear he looked at him 4 years ago, and found something. I never heard it mentioned, but the gist seemed to be it was something not to be mentioned…? Maybe something personal…? So Romney went to Ryan. Does anyone else remember that?

  80. Maybe the reason they are enraptured by Bernie is because they think he is Santa Claus/

    A very angry one/

  81. He had Bromance with Ryan, Rubio was really new on the scene, fresh to be bought, also didn’t he come out with the gang of 8 amnesty at that time? Romney was trying to avoid that.
    Maybe I’m wrong.
    Rubio has dark closets, some weird arrests, some rumors of light in loafers.

  82. Lu
    Mitt the Twit and his spew are a clear demonstration of how tone deaf the Establishment is. The craven coward who did not stand up to BO on Benghazi. He had the chance to blow it open and he folded. Now he is after Trump with bullshit for nothing.

    Lu, you call them tone-deaf, Trump calls them stupid.

    But are they? Perhaps they’re not either, perhaps they’re in desperation mode, all that matters is their money and the system that guarantees it to them. As never before, there is a giant threat to all that looming.

    I suspect they’re not tone deaf or stupid, rather a tipping point of Americans are wise to them, so I think they’re just trying to force what they want on us – whether by scaring the rest of the people to vote for them, or cheating, or something. In other words, I think maybe they’re too scared to worry too much about how transparent they are being – they just need to preserve their gravy train at all costs….

  83. wbboei – I took two semesters of Major British Writers in high school – I liked a lot of John Donne’s work….

    No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

  84. I don’t know how to copy and paste tweets, so hopefully this works somehow… but for heaven’s sake, they’re just literally making things up. There needs to be some kind of recourse.

    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 9m9 minutes ago
    Rubio puts out ad that my pilot was a drug dealer- not true, not my pilot! Guy owned helicopter company- don’t think I ever even used.
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