Despicable Them: Lying @TedCruz, Little @MarcoRubio, Oily @JohnKasich Attack @RealDonaldTrump

Clarity. Ted Cruz calls himself the “consistent conservative”. That’s one reason why Donald J. Trump calls him “Lyin’ Ted Cruz”.

Yesterday we wrote how Ted Cruz joined in with the worst elements in the American political spectrum to attack Donald J. Trump. Imagine if Ted Cruz, the “consistent conservative” had instead said:

My opponent Donald Trump was deprived of his free speech rights in Chicago. Donald Trump supporters were deprived of their rights to attend a Trump rally and to associate with whomsoever they choose – the birthright of every American.

I disagree with Donald Trump on issues and am running against him for the office of president. But I am a “consistent conservative” and as such I quote Evelyn Beatrice Hall “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

As a “consistent conservative” I denounce and deplore the brown-shirt tactics of those who planned and achieved their aim to deprive Americans of free political discourse. As a “consistent conservative” I stand with Donald Trump today and his supporters and against the enemies of freedom and liberty.’

Evelyn Beatrice Hall also said “It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.” Lyin’ Ted Cruz has neither character nor consistent intellect as proven by his attack on Donald Trump for political profit. America needed a consistent fighter for freedom of speech. Ted Cruz sided with totalitarians against free speech, liberty, and associational rights.

Hillary Clinton should have given the same response as the one Ted Cruz should have taken to the attack on freedom and liberty that took place in Chicago. Hillary Clinton should have said “as a consistent liberal” or “as a classic liberal” to preface her defense of Donald Trump’s right to speak and his supporters to hear him. Bernie Sanders, a socialist, has less reason to defend free speech. But Bernie Sanders does call himself a “democratic socialist” so maybe the “democratic” portion of his self-description should have given Sanders sufficient reason to stand on the side of free speech, liberty, and associational rights.

Little Marco Rubio and Oily John Kasich should also have defended Donald J. Trump’s right to free speech, and the right of Trump supporters to attend and hear what Trump has to say.

Instead of a defense of freedom and liberty these Republicans thought they could profit with a unified attack against Donald J. Trump. Clarity.

It was up to the genial Dr. Ben Carson to defend the free speech rights of Donald Trump and call out his party’s leaders to speak in defense of free speech and liberty.

Free speech, liberty, associational rights, should be defended by liberals and conservatives. Those who do not support free speech, liberty, and associational rights, are totalitarians, authoritarians, political opportunists, or plain old hypocrites.

The attacks on Donald J. Trump’s rights and the rights of his supporters tell us what we need to know about those running against Trump. Chicago provided the opportunity for defenders of freedom, liberty, and associational rights to speak out. Those that chose to exploit that opportunity for personal profit are not deserving of high office – they are too low on character. Clarity.


222 thoughts on “Despicable Them: Lying @TedCruz, Little @MarcoRubio, Oily @JohnKasich Attack @RealDonaldTrump


    I have officially withdrawn my endorsement and support for Ted Cruz.

    His decision to blame Trump for the violence and actions of paid, liberal thugs/ protestors in Chicago is unconscionable.

    Ted Cruz should have used this opportunity to take a stand for free speech.

    Instead, he sides with the protestors and lies about Trump saying he encourages violence. (never mind the fact that his own right hand campaign buddy, Glenn Beck was investigated by Secret Service for joking on air about repeatedly stabbing Trump) (thats different of course)

    This is the most outrageous and desperate thing I have seen a candidate do in this race.

    I have made a grave mistake by misreading this man and his character.

    This was the final straw in a week of issues I have had with Cruz and his decisions.

    Donald Trump will win this nomination in spite of the establishment GOP, in spite of their new boy, Cruz, their old boy, Romney… And, I predict if the GOP establishment tries to jack with the people’s choice, Trump will pull out, run 3rd party, and will still win the general election.

    Call me enraged tonight.
    I can not believe I fell for this act.


    Dave Schiff: Cruz, how dare you try to blame Donald Trump for what happened in Chicago tonight. Trump’s first amendment rights were crushed along with the freedom to assemble of thousands of people going to the speech. You say you are a constitutional conservative defending the rights of individuals. You are a fraud and no better than Obama. How dare you. I would not ever vote for a fraud like you.

  3. Hillary’s disappointing response shows that either she has been turned by Obama into a robot parroting the leftist party line blaming the violence on Trump even though they were committed by the Bernie disrupters or she is not really that different at heart from Rubio or Cruz.

  4. Two voices I respect saying the same thing, i.e.

    Admin: The attacks on Donald J. Trump’s rights and the rights of his supporters tell us what we need to know about those running against Trump. Chicago provided the opportunity for defenders of freedom, liberty, and associational rights to speak out. Those that chose to exploit that opportunity for personal profit are not deserving of high office – they are too low on character. Clarity.
    Richard Fernadez: The one clear benefit of this conflict-filled campaign season is the information it has thrown up. The chaos has forced candidates to abandon their scripted paths and into unplanned encounters. We seem them as they are, with their focus-group crafted speeches and professionally written zingers left by the wayside.

    In the process these encounters have yielded up a trove of insights that the spin-doctors would otherwise have smoothed over. Candidates that looked good — or bad — on paper are put to the test in ‘combat’. Events are like a shock test and from their results we know more of what Sanders, Hillary, Trump, Cruz and Rubio really are. Though we might not like what we see, there is more to examine.

    The results are the mixed picture one would expect. What all the meeting engagements, chance encounters, retreats under fire, advances under doubt of the campaign reveal is a map of strengths and weaknesses in a less-than-perfect array of candidates. No one is the perfect package of guts, intellect, character, truthfulness and acumen one would like. But if one tries hard enough, it might just be possible to find what you can live with.

  5. The results are a mixed picture because, like that line in Anatomy of a Murder, no one is all one thing. Of all the people who have been hurt over this sudden stark series of revelations, Ted has been the hardest hit. Marco was always just a little bitch. But Ted presented himself as a man of principal, but now we see what many did not expect—his principles, indeed the very constitution he wraps himself in are for sale to the highest bidder. Hence, we learn what we always respected–they all have feet of clay, and the answer to Peggy Lee’s last song Is That All There Is (in Ted), the answer must now be an unequivocal yes. For me it comes down to three non-negotiables. No one owns Trump. Trump has been consistent in his core beliefs over the years. And Trump is willing to tackle the tough issues which are the source of national decline. As for the left, let them do something we know they are capable of–burning down a bread factor to cure world hunger. When space exploration becomes feasible, I think we need to find a prison planet for them. They have no place in the real world.

  6. wbboei

    March 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm
    Hence, we learn what we always respected–they all have feet of clay, and the answer to Peggy Lee’s last song Is That All There Is (in Ted), the answer must now be an unequivocal yes. For me it comes down to three non-negotiables. No one owns Trump. Trump has been consistent in his core beliefs over the years. And Trump is willing to tackle the tough issues which are the source of national decline. .________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    All men have feet of clay, including Trump. As I suggested to all quite a while back, do not put your faith in any human as men will betray you, every time – it’s human.

  7. Trump is our finest bet right now, considering what he its going through, I give him more credi.
    Will be disappoint on some issues, potentially, but I think he has had the same core values for 30 years, we can only give our best bet at this point.

  8. When Trump has said, “get ’em out of here”, “be gentle”, “don’t hurt them” or even the tougher things, I always assumed he was “talking” to the SS or the police, not to his audience. I *never* thought he was talking to his audience to get physical, I always thought it was bravado. However, I am hoping he knows now to stop saying “I wish I could punch them in the face” or things like that.

    I know he is being true to himself, genuine, but he’s not the athletic youth in a macho male environment like his military school. I think he needs to remember he is 70 and running for president. A 70 year old who want to take on a big, muscular 20 something would be a fool, and presidents don’t get in fist fights. I don’t know if Lincoln or someone did, but that was a looong time ago.

    There was one very, very, very regrettable situation where that older guy punched out the black protester who was being led out. The media can inflame all of this simply because of that one guy. Which is awful, because Trump supporters aren’t the aggressors (with that exception). These people coming in to cause trouble should be the ones held responsible, period. It’s crazy (but understandable and predictable, as they want to take Trump down) that the media and other candidates are all on the blame Trump bandwagon.

    I don’t believe Trump’s words are responsible for others’ actions, but I do hope he’ll be more careful, to avoid these “traps”… He can’t make America great if he doesn’t get elected….

    It’s interesting that just as Trump says he can be more presidential (and *did* start saying more ‘be gentle’, etc) that now the worst trouble starts. He could have moved beyond those earlier, tougher statements with the passage of time, speaking differently and showing his presidential, but now the problems. I can’t help but wonder if it’s connected. I’m wondering if they (Moveon, etc) rushed in *now* to prevent that from happening, to try to prevent Trump’s having a greater surge in support with Super Tuesday II coming up.

    But while it’s predictable that these weasels (media, candidates) would blame Trump, I think it’s despicable. They should all (on both sides) have stood up for the principles our country was founded on. Shame on them.

  9. All men have feet of clay, including Trump. As I suggested to all quite a while back, do not put your faith in any human as men will betray you, every time – it’s human.

    Surely not the big media beloved messiah.



    As the Marine Corps drill instructor told Messiah Obama

    When he learned that Obama stood 6 foot tall:

    “I did not know they stacked shit that high”

    And that of course would include his feet.

  10. From the Sheriff Clarke article (sorry, I opened it in a new tab and only looked at it later, so now I don’t know where I got it!, but it was a clip of Clarke on Fox)

    Look at some of the rhetoric and language used by Mrs. Bill Clinton and Bernie Sanders at their rallies and their debates. How they criticize the police, they attack the police, they stoke up racial animosity. The president of the United States is the one that created this division…

    Ok, I like Clarke, but way to minimize a woman, Sheriff! How old school. Not only is she a Mrs. (labeled by her marital status), but she’s totally erased – it’s Bill’s name, not hers. Sheriff, you’re great on a lot of things, but you have to get into this century on a few things. Women aren’t men’s property anymore, existing only as an appendage in their title.

  11. Lorac,
    I believe he meant to be sarcastic, probably doesn’t feel she merits the job because of her horrible anti police statements.
    But I get it, about women and their names.

  12. Trump is not the innocent victim in this situation. His words had impact and were insulting to lots of American’s.

    Donald had better dial back his insults if he actually wants to be President of all of us.

  13. Well for some reason my copy and paste has gone away. But on the Ivory Coast today our religion of Peace just murdered 14 at least, all the Allah Akbar BS…murdered a child because wasn’t muslim.
    A favorite of Western Europe resorts..

  14. gonzo, yeah you may be right. He *is* a dem – but not an obot – so he must know better, so perhaps he *was* being sarcastic – or even trying to further degrade her by linking her to Bill, which a lot of Fox viewers would appreciate.

  15. In regards to JBStones.
    I think the Boca Raton rally is early this evening. Let’s hope he doesn’t bring his Bernie ’16 poster to the festivities Wink

  16. lorac

    March 13, 2016 at 3:39 pm
    Clinton and Sanders comments that Trump is a racist, bigot etc is just as inflammatory if not more so but no one is talking about that.

  17. Shadowfax
    March 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm
    Trump is not the innocent victim in this situation. His words had impact and were insulting to lots of American’s.
    Wow. I don’t even know how to respond to your statement. I’ll defer to WB, Gonzo and Admin.

  18. Trump said that *some* immigrants, specifically *illegal* immigrants are rapists. Demonstrably true, female illegal immigrants have a high rate of rape, by their fellow male illegal immigrants.

    I realize the talking points everywhere are that he said that all (not some) immigrants (legal or otherwise) are rapists… but I’m wise enough to consult the original source, Trump’s own words on video…

    I’m drawing a blank right now… what else has he “said” that is offensive to people?

  19. Outis

    You don’t need to say anything. I am fully aware that almost everyone on this blog disagrees with my statement, but to think that the aggressive things that Trump says at his gatherings doesn’t insult a large amount of Americans, is just ridiculous.

    I could just shut up on this entire issue, but I just couldn’t this time.

  20. wbboei and jb – oh jb is otherwise occupied, doing homework for us lol – on the Treehouse (sorry I closed the thread and forgot to copy it) some people were citing a law (apparently signed by Obama) that you cannot protest wherever secret service are. Sorry to hit you blindsided, it would be best if I had copied that, because it had that legalese attached (whatever it’s called, statute number or something). Have you heard of that? I guess it’s rather new, if signed by Obama….

  21. Clinton and Sanders comments that Trump is a racist, bigot etc is just as inflammatory if not more so but no one is talking about that.

    …but they *would* be, if Obama were running against them lol The republicans have their own issues, but for the dems, they always need to have a racist/bigot to run against, don’t they?

    It’s interesting to see how the elites and media don’t make their decisions based on truth. I suppose that’s a definition of politics lol (well not really funny)

  22. It’s what makes me think of Patty Hearst now sometimes when I read about Hillary – everything done to her, she is now doing to others. She has married her oppressor and joined forces.

  23. From DT’s FB page:

    Wow, Kasich didn’t qualify to run in the state of Pennsylvania, not enough signatures. Big problem!

  24. lol foxy thanks… I was making guesses, but I didn’t know which comment you were responding to, so I had no context… I came up with Yawn! and Pawn! but not further lol

  25. oh I just remembered Trump once said in a rally, he’d pay legal fees for people… yeah, that wasn’t good….

  26. I firmly believe people are responsible for their own behavior, and I don’t believe Trump was meaning to encourage people. But saying you’ll pay for legal fees… it’s like saying I’ve got your back if you do something bad… I took it all as bravado, and I do not believe he was meaning to encourage violence… but I can see how he’s opened himself up wide to criticism, as well as possibly (in their own eyes) “giving permission” or normalizing violent responses from people who may already be people who respond with violence (I’m thinking of that older guy in the rally who slugged a protester walking by… I don’t know anything about him, but he looks to me like a “tough guy”…)

  27. I do believe that there have been some ugly agitators at the Trump rallies that have been actually hitting the supporters. Since the camera does not turn towards the crowd, what Trump is saying about legal fees and how he would like to punch them in the nose, may seem inappropriate. But we really cannot judge without seeing what he sees.

    Certainly professional agitators are at work here.

  28. I am missing the Trump rally in Boca Raton because I have a bad cold and need to get up early to go to work. My daughter is anti-Trump, of the millennial generation of tender feelings that claims he is endangering her Muslim friends. Needless to say, one has a father who beats her for Western behaviors. But a Presidential Candidate cannot question their behaviors.

    So I told her I was disappointed that I would not get to go punch out a Soros lemming. She does not believe the “protests” are contrived. Disturbing. She will be voting in the Democratic Primary. Hopefully for Hillary and not Bernie the rapist.

  29. As we predicted, when the parties don’t listen, people will only take so much then they revolt:

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party was humiliated in key regional elections on Sunday as voters delivered their verdict at the ballot box about her open-door refugee policies.

    Exit poll results in three out of 16 German states foretell a wipeout in next year’s general election as the hard-right capitalized on public disquiet and altered the political landscape forever. [snip]

    And the Alternative for Germany – AfD anti-immigrant party – garnered 12.5 percent of the votes, propelling a party that her supporters call ‘Nazis in pinstripes’ into the local parliament.

    Leader Frauke Petry said: ‘We are seeing above all in these elections that voters are turning away in large numbers from the big established parties and voting for our party.

    ‘They expect us finally to be the opposition that there hasn’t been in the German parliament and some state parliaments.’

    ‘The people who voted for us voted against this refugee policy,’ added AfD deputy chairman Alexander Gauland.

    ‘We have a very clear position on the refugee issue: we do not want to take in any refugees,’ he declared.

    Their success was even more prominent in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt where it scored a massive 23 percent.

    The elections in Baden-Wuerttemberg – and in the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt – were billed as a referendum on Merkel’s decision to open the country’s doors to people fleeing war.

    The results pile even more pressure on the embattled chancellor to change course and put a cap on refugees arriving in the country – something she had steadfastly refused to do despite spiralling violence and a surge in support for extremists.

    Merkle’s party insists they will still not change policy. If they don’t this will only get worse for them. Lots more at link.

  30. Merkel’s party think they are the elite and therefore know better that the German people. They have only themselves to blame if a right wing party eventually takes control of Germany.

  31. “Trump is not the innocent victim in this situation. His words had impact and were insulting to lots of American’s.

    Donald had better dial back his insults….”

    Yes, indeed, Shadow. I agree that Donald Trump needs to dial back the insults and encouragement of attack or even if he realizes possible schemes of Obama and the other side? When Trump’s huge ego runs up against Obama’s giant ego, lots of bad things can happen.

    I fear that BO will use commotion with Trump and things will continue to spiral even more out of control. Then what? Is this why Obama says that he and his family are not leaving Washington at the end of his term but will be there for a few more years…so his daughter can go to her school to graduate as he has supposedly said. wink, wink Do any of us believe this is the real reason for BO and his family to stay in D.C.?

    I do not trust anything Obama says. I do not even trust Trump anymore nor most of the other candidates on either sides.

  32. Merkle’s party insists they will still not change policy.
    They can’t change. They have painted themselves into a corner. And, they will die for it with all the Wagnerian glory of the SS. This is something no smart politician or combat commander ever does. You plan your situation so as to give yourself the maximum number of options if the shit hits the fan. These jackals never foresaw the magnitude of this situation, and have so many markers out to various business interests and foreign governments that they are completely inflexible. In that sense their position is comparable to the one Hillary has put herself in, with the emails, Benghazi and rejecting the zeigtgeist of our time which is to jettison the corrupt system as a whole. There is no glory in being first mate on the Titanic, no redemption in going down with the ship, no oxygen in Neptune’s domain.

  33. We REALLY need to change the terms we use.

    Delete the words right wing, conservative.

    Substitute the word nationalist.

    Delete the words liberal, progressive, left wing.

    Substitute the word globalist.

    Are all right wingers nationalist? Yes.

    Are all left wingers globalist? Ultimately, they are.

  34. Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party was humiliated in key regional elections on Sunday as voters delivered their verdict at the ballot box about her open-door refugee policies.

    Last week I met a woman that has high credentials in her country of Germany. She said currently, Germany is taking in 5000 refugees a DAY, and their system is overloaded…people are angry.

  35. Oh and maybe Hillary needs to stop encouraging blacks, La Raza to attack police and whites with her racist rhetoric.
    She makes me sick her pandering, her tossing middle America aside.

  36. I’ve been in agreement that Trump needs to tone it down, but today an epiphany of sorts – has descended upon me. It is this:

    I can see where Trump, self-financing, totally responsible to pay the rent on each of these venues, and also as responsible to see that every detail needing attention at that venue, has been addressed regards his rallies as HIS RALLIES, so that he can say what he wants, do as he sees fit.

    I’ve heard that the Trump supporter who sucker-punched the attendee already being escorted out, is a 78 year old man overcome with emotion. Despite what many think, Donald has a heart. Seems to me he saw both sides of that situation, and would hope to be to helping each of them. Art of the deal.

    Like so many, I depend upon admin to keep me grounded. Donald really is the only hope for those who want a decent border. Scary to see stones thrown in his path. It is one thing to know there’s no hope. But seeing it approach only to be denied, unfairly at that, is an emotional tragedy.

  37. The Brutes Against the Brutes – Brilliant
    March 13, 2016Now that’s heavy stuff

    Kids these days….. So the Trump rally in Chicago was successfully disrupted by mostly young and socio-economic despondent protestors who have, unknowingly, been turned into pre-programmed anti-Trump warriors by the Oligarchs they claim to hate (yes is fully funded by the Oligarchs, look it up). The very same mentality that naively fell hook-line-and-sinker into Obama’s message of “Change, Yes We Can”. Now many of these protestors today are simply too young to remember the 2008 Obama campaign for what it really was; the greatest fraud in the history of American politics (and wow is that saying something).

  38. Ted never lets a little thing like the truth stand in the way of a good story. His reputation as a liar in this campaigned is . . . how shall I put it . . . well earned.

    During a radio interview on Sunday, legendary standup comic and staunch Israel supporter Jackie Mason took issue with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’s attacks on opponent Donald Trump concerning the billionaire’s positions on Iran and Israel during the most recent debate.

    “I’m in shock that Cruz has the nerve to look him in the eye and accuse him of the exact opposite of what he said,” stated Mason, speaking during his regular segment on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” the popular weekend talk radio program. Continued Mason:

    Trump has been saying a hundred times, at every debate and on the street corners, every place you go and every time you say hello to him, he tells you how much he loves Israel. Israel is his favorite thing. His daughter married a Jew. She even converted to Judaism, and he himself is miserable that he isn’t Jewish. He spends his life worshiping Judaism. He forgot he was a gentile thirty years ago.

    At last Thursday’s debate, Cruz said of Trump: “On Israel, Donald has said he wants to be neutral between Israel and the Palestinians. As president, I will not be neutral.”

    Mason further criticized Cruz for claiming Trump didn’t want to nix the international nuclear accord with Iran.

    “One concern I have with Donald is, although his language is quite incendiary, when you look at his substantive policies on Iran, he has said that he would not rip up this Iranian nuclear deal, I think that’s a mistake,” Cruz exclaimed at the debate.

    Mason poked fun at Cruz, claiming the senator was essentially complaining to Trump that:

    You said you would destroy it, but you didn’t say what I said. I said I would shred the deal. Shredding is a lot stronger. With destroying, you could destroy it and it could still be there, but if you shred it, it would never exist again. That’s why I said:

    You! Ted Cruz!! are exactly the person I would never trust with the Iranian deal. If you don’t shred the deal, the deal could come back.

  39. Shadowfax
    March 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm
    Trump is not the innocent victim in this situation. His words had impact . . .


    Gosh, you’re so right. Words, spoken aloud, cause harm.

    Oh wait — that’s witchcraft.
    Never mind.

  40. Shadow, holdem – my favorite is that earlier story about the air controller telling Trump’s pilot he was clear to land, and “clear to make America great again”! I guess Trump was in the cockpit, because the pilot told air control that Trump heard it. I know you’re not a Trump person Shadow, but I just think it was cool, something out of the blue, it was cute I think 🙂

  41. well, both are going to the article now, it must have been a momentary glitch… sorry for waste of bandwidth!

  42. Admin
    The only 2 recent Ohio polls I find show Kasich ahead in one and tied with Trump in the other.
    This surprised me. What do you think?

  43. The Sea Island Conspiracy
    By Pat Buchanan

    (Or, has Eric Schmidt lived too long? The reason I ask that provocative question is because every time surveillance, warrantless collection of micro data on every individual, invasion of privacy, corrupting the vote occurs, and serving the globalist agenda, this sociopath is in the center of it.)

    Over the long weekend before the Mississippi and Michigan primaries, the sky above Sea Island was black with corporate jets.

    Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Napster’s Sean Parker, Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk, and other members of the super-rich were jetting in to the exclusive Georgia resort, ostensibly to participate in the annual World Forum of the American Enterprise Institute.

    Among the advertised topics of discussion: “Millennials: How Much Do They Matter and What Do They Want?”

    That was the cover story.

    As revealed by the Huffington Post, Sea Island last weekend was host to a secret conclave at the Cloisters where oligarchs colluded with Beltway elites to reverse the democratic decisions of millions of voters and abort the candidacy of Donald Trump.

    Among the journalists at Sea Island were Rich Lowry of National Review, which just devoted an entire issue to the topic: “Against Trump,” and Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of the Trumphobic New York Times.

    Bush guru Karl Rove of FOX News was on hand, as were Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Lindsey Graham, dispatched by Trump in New Hampshire and a berserker on the subject of the Donald.

    So, too, was William Kristol, editor of the rabidly anti-Trump Weekly Standard, who reported back to comrades: “The key task now, to … paraphrase Karl Marx, is less to understand Trump than to stop him.”

    Kristol earlier tweeted that the Sea Island conclave is “off the record, so please do consider my tweets from there off the record.”

    Redeeming itself for relegating Trump to its entertainment pages, the Huffington Post did the nation a service in lifting the rug on “something rotten in the state.”

    What we see at Sea Island is that, despite all their babble about bringing the blessings of “democracy” to the world’s benighted, AEI, Neocon Central, believes less in democracy than in perpetual control of the American nation by the ruling Beltway elites.

    If an outsider like Trump imperils that control, democracy be damned. The elites will come together to bring him down, because, behind party ties, they are soul brothers in the pursuit of power.

    Something else was revealed by the Huffington Post — a deeply embedded corruption that permeates this capital city.

    The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a 501(c)(3) under IRS rules, an organization exempt from U.S. taxation.

    Million-dollar corporate contributions to AEI are tax-deductible.

    This special privilege, this freedom from taxation, is accorded to organizations established for purposes such as “religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary … or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.”

    What the co-conspirators of Sea Island were up at the Cloisters was about as religious as what the Bolsheviks at that girls school known as the Smolny Institute were up to in Petrograd in 1917.

    From what has been reported, it would not be extreme to say this was a conspiracy of oligarchs, War Party neocons, and face-card Republicans to reverse the results of the primaries and impose upon the party, against its expressed will, a nominee responsive to the elites’ agenda.

    And this taxpayer-subsidized “Dump Trump” camarilla raises even larger issues.

    Now America is not Russia or Egypt or China.

    But all those countries are now moving purposefully to expose U.S. ties to nongovernmental organizations set up and operating in their capital cities.

    Many of those NGOs have had funds funneled to them from U.S. agencies such as the National Endowment for Democracy, which has backed “color-coded revolutions” credited with dumping over regimes in Serbia, Ukraine and Georgia.

    In the early 1950s, in Iran and Guatemala, the CIA of the Dulles brothers did this work.

    Whatever ones thinks of Vladimir Putin, can anyone blame him for not wanting U.S. agencies backing NGOs in Moscow, whose unstated goal is to see him and his regime overthrown?

    And whatever one thinks of NED and its subsidiaries, it is time Americans took a hard look at the tax-exempt foundations, think tanks and public policy institutes operating in our capital city.

    How many are like AEI, scheming to predetermine the outcome of presidential elections while enjoying tax exemptions and posturing as benign assemblages of disinterested scholars and seekers of truth?

    How many of these tax-exempt think tanks are fronts and propaganda organs of transnational corporations that are sustained with tax-deductible dollars, until their “resident scholars” can move into government offices and do the work for which they have been paid handsomely in advance?

    How many of these think tanks take foreign money to advance the interests of foreign regimes in America’s capital?

    We talk about the “deep state” in Turkey and Egypt, the unseen regimes that exist beneath the public regime and rule the nation no matter the president or prime minister.

    What about the “deep state” that rules us, of which we caught a glimpse at Sea Island?

    A diligent legislature of a democratic republic would have long since dragged America’s deep state out into the sunlight.

  44. What you see above IS the Shadow Government, which David Horowitz constantly refers to. Notice who is there–google the names, and you will see who some of the oligarchs are who are destroying our future. Some of them are house hold names. Others I had not heard of, e.g. Elon Musk, etc. And notice as well who the politicians are who suck their dicks–Ryan, McConnell, Lindsey (Please come out of the closet ugly boy) Graham and the Bush family remittance man Karl Rove aka Turd Blossom.

  45. gonzotx
    March 13, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Gonzo, I don’t follow you on that comment. What are you saying?

  46. I apologize. But I cannot look at Lindsey Graham without thinking back to the trial of Oscar Wilde, who had carnal knowledge of the son of the Marquis of Queenbury, author of the rules of boxing. This was in Victorian England, and the customs of that era were de rigeur. Needless to say, they did not include pedophilia, which was essentially he charge, even though the boy was, as I recall, above the age of consent. Wilde was a literary force and his wit was such that he feared no cross examiner–even England’s best, a man by the name of Edward Carson. At the beginning of the cross examination, Wilde more than held his own with Carson, and managed to delight the jury. But there came a point where Carson asked him whether he had had an affair with the son of the Marquis of Queensbury and he say God no. He was an ugly boy–a description which also applies to Lindsey. This was a self inflicted wound and Carson pounced on it, asking him a dozen times why he had said he was an ugly boy (apart from the fact that he apparently was). It destroyed Wilde, he was sent off to prison and hard labor and he never really came back. His eulogy to prison life is, however, memorable: the foulest deeds like prison weeds grow well in prison air. Its only what is good in man that does not flourish there.

  47. Two freshman have been arrested for allegedly vandalizing a campus chapel Friday with homophobic and racial slurs, penises, a swastika – and bizarrely – the word ‘Trump’.

    Seriously? It’s “bizarre”? One guy has a hispanic name, the other one looks like he *might* have middle eastern ancestry, they commit these acts with (gay and) racial slurs, and it’s “bizarre” that they included the name “Trump”? Really? They can’t figure that one out?

    The pair appeared in court wearing jeans and T-shirts and never spoke, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    I’d be curious to know how they got into Northwestern, known for academics not sports, when they aren’t even smart enough to wear nice clothing to court… SMH

  48. lorac
    March 14, 2016 at 12:27 am
    That’s what learning by phonics will get you.

  49. The Sea Island cabal is determined to destroy Trump, conspire with Obama, and disenfranchise voters.

    The pledged their personal support and the support of their massive organization to that perversity.

    Let us hope that the voters are not bamboozled, as they clearly were in 2008.

    Let us also hope they realize that these individuals do not have their best interests at heart.

    Here are the respective assignments, as I see them:

    1. Internet attacks: Schmidt and Page (Google) to roll out their voter microtargeting program

    2. Internet attacks: Cook (Apple) to develop anti Trump aps

    3. Newspaper smears: Sulzberger trust fund baby (NYT) to launch a propaganda war

    4. Television smears: Kristol, Lowry etc. to create a big media echo chamber

    5. Congressional solidarity: McConnell and Ryan (Senate/House leadership) to make sure no defections

    6. Rove: anti Trump campaign strategy, vote rigging, conspire with key dim-o-rats

  50. They’re replaying Fox News Sunday (it’s only 11 pm here) and I saw Trump while scrolling. Why does he always look jaundiced on some of these tv shows? He never looks that way otherwise. Hmmm….

  51. wbboei
    March 13, 2016 at 11:22 pm
    They should just rename themselves SPECTRE. Wait, maybe that IS their secret name already!

  52. Sharyl tackles the issue of big media dishonesty in labeling Trump “anti-imigrant”. More proof that they are pathological liars. I hope people tune them out. But I worry they will not because nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American People. That was true when Mencken said it eighty years ago, and it is doubly true today. Again, I am not worried about the Santa Monica beach bums and space aliens who do not know shit from shinola. I am worried about the college educated hipster who believes, in error, that he does know shit from shinola, and puts blind trust in someone like Bernie Sanders.

    Trump’s mother was an immigrant, his ex-wife is an immigrant born in Czechoslovakia, his current wife an immigrant born in Slovenia, and his children are children of an immigrant parent. It’s difficult to rationally claim Trump is anti-immigrant. It would be accurate, however, to state that he’s anti-illegal-immigrant.

    Trump’s opponents and critics are generally free to offer their opinions as to his leanings. However, reporters have jumped onto the opinion bandwagon at times, making mischaracterizations that are contrary to the evidence. To advance an agenda, the press seeks to falsely equate protecting the U.S. border with being anti-immigration. Regardless of how reporters personally feel about Trump, it’s important that they remain true to the facts in order to preserve the integrity of journalism.

    For failing to do so, these cumulative claims about Trump are given Two Little Devils.

  53. Ben has plans for tomorrow too!
    Tune in tomorrow morning at 7AM ET. I will be on the TODAY show with Lauer and Guthrie.

  54. admin
    March 14, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Aren’t our elites, our betters, something else? Megyn Kelly and what’s her name are the faces (and BRAINS) of our media. And the lying WaPo with a little scruffy tool writing hit pieces on candidates with what’s her name (his dream date). This is high level journalism. Then the political elite (analysts and CONSULTANTS) spreading out like an oil slick to defend what’s her names honor. Why she’s a great gal! She is known for her integrity. Uh no. She is known for T & A. And being so lazy that Tucker Carlson fired her.

    High level elite brains here. Our betters also met at a golf resort (of course) with Jeb. Another great brain. Elite brains all there. To plot how to stop a preference cascade AKA a revolt. They think it is Trump but he is just the public face of it. In the old days they would have been meeting with the Pinkertons to break some labor strikers legs or shoot them to stop a strike. Maybe kidnap their children or burn them out. Now they send money to LaRaza or CAIR to bust up free speech and free assembly/association rallies. The next generation of top brains, “elite” college students, do it for free because they are stupid and will still be college loan slaves paying monthly for the rest of their stupid lives. Top brains here.

    Elites, our betters, still don’t get that the revolt is in great part over the low quality of the “elites” and top brains. We demand better “betters”. Our elites are stupid, in a bubble and low energy. And greedy and whiny. In other words “please clap” Jeb. The “brilliant” minds with keenly developed skills of observation missed the preference cascade honking at them like a semi truck going 90 mph on fire running them into a ditch. The unwashed flyover unemployed are smarter than the elite top brains are. Look at Elena Kagan (grubby, slack jawed apparatchik) as a “brilliant” example. Their epoch is Barry Obama, the elite of the elite, who that goof Boris Johnson (UK) is publicly telling to mind your own f****** business you ass and stay out of Britain. Out with the old and with very little dignity too.

  55. The Media Hypocrisy SuperStorm

    Here is Larry Johnson’s take on the desperate attempt by the establishment to keep a lid on this thing. The time is 1905, the place is Moscow, the shouts of the crowd are deafening, the elites are dancing in an opulent ball room, they freeze and grow silent until Kamovski breaks the ice and says I wonder if they (the ignorant masses) will sing in tune after the revolution? Years later those elites were either murdered or fled the country. Is that what will happen here? Do they really believe they can keep a lid on this thing. They assume that as long as they have their hands on the levers of power they can do it. But the truth is, there will always be a way around them. It is just a question of when. But there is no question that they will reap what they so, and this problem will only get worse over time.
    Wow. The Republican and Democrat meltdown is real and the panic is growing. And the media propaganda campaign to try to preserve the status quo is ramping up. I tuned in briefly George Stephanopoulos and witnessed the ultimate NeoCon, Bill Kristol, on the verge of screaming. He was completely clueless of the irony that he was using extremist, hateful language to denounce Donald Trump as an extremist and a hater. But he was not alone. Carl Bernstein? He labeled Trump a “neo-fascist.”

    The focus of most of the shows was to blame Trump for the “violence” at his rallies and ignore the fact that much of this so-called violence was part of an organized effort by the left to create an incident. Let’s be candid, people standing up and cursing and flipping the bird is not violence and a 78 year old man throwing a punch at a punk 20 something black kid is not the same as a lynching in Mississippi by the Klan.

    One of the shows, I believe it was CNN, had Steven Brill of Court TV. Initially he was busy decrying Trump as an irresponsible hate-monger. But then he conceded that these incidents at Trumps rallies are organized efforts by the extreme left and other Democrat operatives to create a moment to get Trump to react in order to feed the meme that Trump is an extremist. He then observed that if Trump was sending his supporters to Clinton and Sanders rallies to do the same thing that the media would be denouncing Trump and excusing any pushback by Clinton and Sanders as fully justified. True Dat!!

    The media wants you to believe Donald Trump is a Shit Show, but the real Shit Show is Barack Obama and the media on that point is largely mute. The Trump meme is that he is a dangerous man for the world and would not get along with other leaders. But let’s look at what Obama actually did this week:

    Speaking to The Atlantic, Obama acknowledged the problems faced by Libya since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, referring to the situation as a “mess” – and in private as a “shit show.” . . .

    Obama went on to state that the ‘mess’ was largely due to the inaction of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was “distracted by a range of other things” at the time.

    He also criticized France’s then-President Nicolas Sarkozy for being too eager to take credit for the intervention to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi. . . .

    From the perspective of a lot of the folks in the foreign-policy establishment, well, that was terrible. If we’re going to do something, obviously we’ve got to be up front, and nobody else is sharing in the spotlight,” he said, noting that Sarkozy was voted out of office less than a year after the fall of Gaddafi.

    These comments by Obama are astounding. Blaming Cameron for a policy encouraged and supported by the United States? That is some real chutzpah on the part of Obama.

    But it also illustrates the gap between the wild fantasies about Donald Trump, has not killed anyone yet, with the reality of actions by Obama that have resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands. Donald Trump has not destabilized Libya, Syria and Iraq. Obama, with the help of Hillary, has. The true creator of the Shit Show in Libya and other places is Barack Obama.

    The establishment media and the NeoCons are terrified at the prospect of Trump becoming President. He is not part of their club and they are going full bore to stop him. I watching with fascination to see if they can succeed. I think they are creating a blowback.

    Speaking of Shit Shows. Did you see the SNL takedown of Hillary last night? Holy Mother of God!!

    There is a clear Bernie contingent at SNL and Hillary’s own actions are showing her true colors. They love themselves some Bernie and have no second thoughts about the chameleon named Hillary. Who knew, she’s a Jewish boy from Brooklyn.

    One final observation from this morning. Fareed Zakaria had some clown on his show pushing the meme that Trump is a fascist. (I want to post the video when it becomes available, so keep your eyes out and let me know.) How does he know? He asked parents if they value having their kids respect elders, be polite and have manners and then concluded that these are indicators of fascism. Jesus Christ!!! This voodoo bullshit being presented as some sort of scientific, factual conclusion is one more illustration why Trump is resonating. Responsible parents do not want their kids to be self-absorbed assholes. Yet, here was this gentleman pushing the propaganda that responsible parenting is creating fascism. Truly shocking.

  56. Did not go to rally, could see the lines forming at 4 pm
    But I did watch it on tv
    First off donald has the stamina of superman

    I watched him early in the day at a gigantic rally in illinois

    Then he went to a town hall in ohio where he answered many questions, open forum to all

    There might have been another rally in between, can’t keep track

    Then last night he ended up in Boca
    The man was on fire…no teleprompter…just pure passion

    It dawns on me…that for the masses donald’s rallys are like Business 101 in USA trade policies & Economics
    He speaks plainly in English so that everday folks can ‘get it’
    He explains & teaches the people what is going on…he lets them in…and tells them what he plans to do about it

  57. I
    Donald is the one and only ‘Negotiator in Chief’ and will the best ‘Salesman to the USA’ we ever had

    The best of a dying breed of salesmen…a Master of the trade…

  58. Hello all. It was a very hot, humid, day in Boca yesterday. We arrived at around 4 which was way too early as Trump did not arrive until after 8 when it “cooled down” to around 78 degrees. There were a handful of protesters ((BLM , Hispanics, college age type kids, and a few were wearing hijabs) but they were outside on the park grounds and not allowed inside. Truthfully, non-threatening and not an issue. It was like a concert with vendors selling overpriced tee shirts, hats, stickers, etc… The crowd was large , mainly white males in the 45-65 age bracket, but a mixture of all who wanted to see the “event”. (I saw my friends college age son and his friends all on their iphones, taking selfies, etc) . People were getting a bit irritated at waiting so long for Trump to arrive, but everyone generally well behaved and some real fun groups chanting USA/ We Love Trump. We were standing middle of venue, far right. Trump finally arrived and took the stage. Trump is a fairly big guy and in person you can feel why people are drawn to him. He has a lot of charisma, can speak off the cuff, and makes good eye contact with the crowd. In general, last night was a very generic political speech. He did the “Little Marco” and “Lyin Ted” thing, but for the most part stayed focused on the same themes-immigration, national security, economy, winning. As a caveat, I think Trump is worried that he is going to lose Ohio as he conceded at least for the first time I heard that the polls were even, but if he won Florida it wouldn’t matter. He emphasized the need of everyone going to vote for him despite his “huge” lead. This area of Palm Beach County is predominantly very liberal democrats and since Florida is a closed primary state, unless you changed your party affiliation, democrats like my wife cannot vote for Trump even though they want to. Overall, a positve experience , albeit a very long day. The biggest disappointment for me was I did not see Melania 🙂 .

  59. That’s bad, if he had internals about Ohio. I freaking hate the Republican, Democrats and Kasich, Romney, Hillary, all of them.

    How the hell can America fall for the amnesty BS of his? He’s out there preaching this whole Americans are being murdered.

  60. Vine of Trump in Florida:

    Admin, at first, I thought we might see JB in that clip. It is on a constant loop, and I got dizzy like being on a spinning top. 😉

  61. Outris
    Not sure where in illinois I think they said northern part

    When I get home I will try to look it up

  62. Imho…trying to blame trump for disrupters that purposely go out of their way to go to his rally & as, I think lorac said above, he is paying for
    Not to mention all the people that drove miles to attend, many with their families…

    Is like trying to blame a woman who is raped because she wore sexy clothes

    Donald trump is taking attacks & insults from all sides
    He has every right to fight back

    Imo…the piling on from the dims, his opponents and the obviously calculated media is obscene

    There is an opportunistic coordination of all of them to take this man down

    If anyone is being racist it is these cabals

    Just why is deblasio allowed to go on cnn and say donald is definitely a racist. ..and why does cnn give him the airtime to spread that


  63. Shadowfax, I believe this was the first political rally I have been to since Hillary 08. My in-laws are really intensely supportive of Trump and they were formerly hardcore Hillary fans. In fact, in 08, my mother-in-law and I went to a private fundraiser for Hillary and have the pics with Bill, etc. They are wealthy people who loath Obama and sadly, Hillary as well now because of her connections thereto.
    For me, it is a real sense of mixed emotions. My heart still cares for Hillary and I certainly want her to beat an oddball like Sanders, However, if you recall, from the time she took the SOS position, I was against it. I knew it would require her to be a proponent of Obama’s positions, particularly his loathsome attitude towards Israel. Before this election, I found Trump an amusing, sometimes annoying self promoter. When my boys where young, they were into the Wrestling and I actually flew to a “Wrestlemania” event in Detroit in 06 and Trump was part of the carnival. Unlike my wife, I never watched the apprentice. Today, however, I look at what is out there. I would never vote for someone like Rubio or Cruz. Trump, imho, is a moderate republican or even a conservative democrat. I do not like some of his antics, and truthfully, he is very weak on specifics. However, as I posted before, he will have very competent people around him and he certainly could do no worse than Obama. If Hillary gets the nomination (and I am really not sure that will happen), I will have a lot of soul searching to do.

  64. Outris, S –

    It was in Bloomington/Normal area – IL State is in Normal, IL Wesleyan is in Bloomington.

    Where 74, 55, and 39 come together on this IL map is the area Trump spoke at

    Probably a better known area, not too far away, where 74 and 57 come together on the same map, is Champaign/Urbana (One of 3 main Univ of IL campuses)

    They’re not even half-way down the state, yet they feel way south of where I grew up north of Chicago. One time I went to the actual south part of the state, and I was so surprised to find out that they had southern accents! But, the south part is only about 150 miles from Nashville, TN.

  65. JB

    I fully understand your position. Let’s see how well positioned Bernie is after tomorrow. I think Bernie will stay in the race, even when he has no chance of winning…just so he can try and get his ‘revolution going’.

  66. The 3rd rally today is in Youngstown, OH – I was looking at a map, and it appears to be on the eastern side, close to PA (where Kasich couldn’t get enough signatures for the ballot, in a state next to his home state….)

    I think Trump is a little concerned, the last two days he is *really* emphasizing, “you have to vote”… I think that’s good, though, because they’re really ramping up the anti-Trump stuff… and it’s true, going to a rally is great, but it’s the vote that counts… and the more votes, the harder it is for them to cheat…

  67. The livestream for the Tampa rally (Trump is late, due to not being able to land in the fog in the first city) just had an announcer on site saying that Trump believes in the first amendment of free speech, and that while protesters also have a right to free speech, this is a private Trump event, and they’ve set up a protester area outside, because inside they just try to disrupt and cause trouble basically

    Is this new? Perhaps the announcer always says this, and I’ve just never heard it before.

  68. Christie is now speaking, brings up how as NJ attorney general he put corrupt politicians and others in jail

    He’s introducing Pam Bondi…. wait… she was a bad person in one of those investigations, Zimmerman/Martin I think

  69. On the comment stream, people were writing “MILF”, which I’ve heard before. I just looked it up. OMG. Some people…. SMH

  70. Getting a lot of emails from Team Clinton today pleading for $$$ and helping me find my voting precinct..I get the feeling tomorrow is not going to look pretty.

  71. Out,
    You are right if your referring to foreign leaders wanting to endorse Hillary!
    Stay the hell out of out elections!Of course they want Hillary, it will be business as usual, only on steroids!
    And JB…I was against Hillary becoming SOS…I knew it would signify her Dark Vader treacherous moment, and it did.

  72. You say you struggle JB…I wonder, do you like the obama polices because that’s what you will get and gift to the rest of us.
    Personally, if Trump doesn’t get in, I will write his name in and cry for the lose of my Country and the sacrifices my family has made since our immigration to this great land we have protected with our very lives for generations.

  73. Wow… for the longest time the website said “error connecting to data connection” or something….

  74. foxy – she ended up going to the rally, but yeah, he’s apparently in ICU – he must be okay, though, or I don’t think she would have come…


    That is the singular goal of the establishment, what with their saturation of the airways with blatant lies, praying on weak minds in the electorate who cannot see the forest for the trees to either act up, or to vote against their interests. Rove is the Boss Tweed of this operation. Will voters in Ohio figure out who Kasich really is–an ex director of Lehman Brothers and a promoter of open borders? Will voters in Florida to see Rubio is everything that Gertrude Stein said about Oakland is doubly true of Little Marco, i.e. there is no there therew?? Will they realize the shell game big media is playing and see past the lies and their protection of a corrupt status quo??? That is the twenty trillion dollar question.

    Antonio Garamsci was an Italian communist who lived in the first half of the twentieth century and died young. He spent most of his life in prison. He wondered why the working class would buy the newspapers of the day, because those papers were controlled by an establishment determined to perpetuate a corrupt status quo and to crush the voice of the working class. That is still true today, but it is more subtle, except perhaps at times like now, when the press overlords are seeing the risk of a populist vote to their little heaven.

  76. Gonzo, like you I feel I will have to write in Trump’s name if it comes down to that.

    The TV in the break room at work is tuned to CNN. I have never seen such undeserved nonstop hatred toward one person.

    Borrowing a term that was used here long ago, I have a serious case of Eeyore today. Hoping Admin will post something to raise my spirits.

  77. I was wondering whom Dennis Michael Lynch (he makes those great videos about illegals) might be supporting, but it looks like while he doesn’t like Trump’s ego, he’s going to vote for Trump. He points out that Trump’s successes have always supported his ego, and it’s that record of success that people should focus on – ie, he’ll do what he says. He says people on the fence should vote for Trump and let Trump’s ego do what they want done.

  78. lorac
    March 14, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    foxy – she ended up going to the rally, but yeah, he’s apparently in ICU – he must be okay, though, or I don’t think she would have come…

    Still praying

  79. foxy, the good thing is that the ad appeared to only go up two weeks ago, and OH votes tomorrow. So maybe they didn’t have time to do too much damage! (ie, not enough time to spread too many lies)

  80. …also had a hard time getting on…something about server not found


    Lorac, thanks for providing the rally locations above…


    I posted this earlier but somehow it got eaten up…

    imho…the nonstop, coordinated vicious attacks on Donald Trump by the corporate media…all day long…every channel…with so called experts to talk about how racist and bad Trump is…with no balance…so everything they say just sits there as fact…

    then throw in, Bernie and Hillary and Bernies supporters…and George Soros’s money

    then throw in Black Lives Matter, all the roaming Anarchists, some college kids…and your everyday sickos…

    and then for good measure, throw in the republican establishment, Romney and his crew, national review, their blogs, Cruz, Robio, etc…

    and what do you get…

    nonstop CHARACTER ASSASSINATION of Donald Trump….with no space for anyone to provide any balance or defense…


    if any of them want to talk to real “racists” go talk to some of the people in that mob…instead the media and pols are defending and making excuses for them

  81. From a comment at the Treehouse, about the guy with all that facial hair that tried to jump Trump’s podium

    Wow!! Lady is calling in saying she is kin to the “thug” her words, that jumped on the stage. She does not support this guy. She is a Trump. She is the sister to that thug Father. She saying Mom has lots of connections with the Highway Dept and got him off. She said he doing it to make a name for himself. She has not spoken to her brother he wont take calls. *this is on the Michael Savage link someone gave.

  82. So nice. We can finally get back on. Apologies for the system breakdown. We do need to overhaul the website but are hesitant to do so while the campaign season is in full swing. Perhaps this weekend when traffic might lessen we’ll get the masthead up and do the overhaul so that these breakdowns stop.

    Thanks to S for the warning on Twitter.

  83. Just answered my question, admin. I have been hiding from TV news. Came online to see what’s new. Then see if I could post something. Not earthshattering, but here it is:

    3.14.16. New Poll: Left-Wing Protesters Drive People into Arms of Donald Trump
    …The poll noted that pro-Trump and anti-Trump forces clashed in Chicago last Friday, which prompted Trump to cancel the event. It then asked respondents whether this fact made them more or less likely to support Trump. Just 11 percent said they were less likely to support Trump because of this decision. Another 22 percent said they were actually more likely to back Trump, and 66 percent said their views were unchanged….

  84. Pat Buchanan:

    Republican wimps absolve the rioters

    Friday evening’s Donald Trump rally in Chicago was broken up by a foul-mouthed mob that infiltrated the hall and forced the cancellation of the event to prevent violence and bloodshed.

    Brownshirt tactics worked. The mob, triumphant, rejoiced.

    And the reaction of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich?

    All three Republican rivals blamed – Donald Trump.

    With his “dangerous style of leadership,” Trump stokes this anger, mewed Rubio, “This is what happens when a leading presidential candidate goes around feeding into a narrative of bitterness and anger and frustration.”

    Rubio implies that if Trump doesn’t tone down his remarks to pacify the rabble, he will be responsible for the violence visited upon him.

    Kasich echoed Rubio: “Donald Trump has created a toxic environment (that) has allowed his supporters and those who sometimes seek confrontation to come together in violence.”

    But were the thousands of Trump supporters who came out to cheer him that night really looking for a fight? Or were they exercising their right of peaceful assembly?

    Cruz charged Trump with “creating an environment that only encourages this sort of nasty discord,” thus offering absolution to the mob.

    Friday night cried out for moral clarity. What we got from Trump’s rivals was moral mush that called to mind JFK’s favorite quote from Dante: The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.

    As news outlets have reported, Friday’s disruption at the University of Illinois-Chicago auditorium was a preplanned assault.

    Behind it were the George Soros-funded, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, Hispanics hoisting Mexican flags and cop-haters carrying filthy signs to show their contempt for police.

    People for Bernie, a pro-Sanders outfit, tweeted, “[This] wasn’t just luck. It took organizers from dozens of organizations and thousands of people to pull off. Great work.”

    Now, Sanders did not order this assault on the civil rights of Trump supporters. But has endorsed him, and “Bernie” signs and T-shirts were everywhere among the disrupters. Hence, he has a duty to disavow this conduct and those who engaged in it.

    If Sanders refuses, he condones it, and is morally complicit.

    Can one imagine how the media would pile on Trump if working-class white males in Trump T-shirts invaded a Hillary Clinton rally and shut it down?

    Can one imagine how the networks and cable TV channels that host town halls with the candidates would react if hell-raisers sneaked into their audiences and shouted obscenities during discussions?

    The keening over the First Amendment would not cease for weeks.

    Some of us have been here before and know how this ends.

    When the urban riots broke out in the ’60s, Hubert Humphrey declared that, if he lived in a ghetto, “I could lead a pretty good riot myself.”

    At his 1968 convention in Chicago, radicals baited and provoked the cops in the front of the Conrad Hilton, and as this writer watched, their patience exhausted after days of abuse, Chicago’s finest tore into the mob and delivered some street justice.

    “Richard Nixon,” wrote Hunter S. Thompson, “is living in the White House today because of what happened that night in Chicago.”

    Hunter got that one right.

    That fall, Humphrey was daily assailed by the kinds of haters now disrupting Trump rallies. Everywhere he went, they chanted, “Dump the Hump!” At times, Humphrey came close to tears.

    That fall, Humphrey realized the monster he helped nurture.

    My tormentors, he said, are “not just hecklers, but highly disciplined, well-organized agitators … some of them are anarchists, and some of these groups are destroying the Democratic Party and destroying this country.”

    In 1970, when President Nixon sent U.S. troops into Cambodia to clean out Viet Cong sanctuaries, and students rioted, Ronald Reagan called them “cowardly fascists,” and declared, “If there’s going to be a bloodbath, let it begin here.”

    Not much Cruz-Rubio-Kasich equivocating there.

    When radicals stomped down Wall Street desecrating Old Glory, construction workers came down from the building sites they were working and whaled on them.

    Union president Peter J. Brennan was soon in the Oval Office – and in Nixon’s Cabinet. “Secretary Bunker,” we called him.

    Prediction. Given their “victory” in Chicago, and its allied nasties will try to replicate it, again and again. And as Americans came to despise the ’60s radicals, they will come to despise them.

    And, as in the 1960s, the country will take a turn – to the right.

    America has changed from the land we grew up in. But she is not yet ready to allow ugly mobs screaming obscenities at Trump and his folks inside and outside that hall in Chicago, or their paragons like socialist Bernie Sanders, to take over the country.

    Those raising hell in the street in Chicago and that convention hall are unfit to be citizens of this democratic republic.

    For as Edmund Burke reminded us, “Men of intemperate minds can never be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”

    Pretty much what we wrote.

  85. Big media will not condemn rapes, murders, lies.

    But they go blatto condemning Trump.

    This is all about their 401 ks

    Theirs–not yours

    For their 401 ks they would sink the nation

    Judases of a different kind.

  86. Wbboei, looks like you’re the only one without connection problems. 🙂 🙂 It’s been Hellish fighting the machines, but maybe we won another skirmish and will therefore have a better Tuesday, able to post.

    Anyway, here’s another article which sees many 1968 type ramifications. It is like the previous one we published except that the analogy to Wallace and such are foolish, but it is 1968 in many respects even if it is from dumbass Huff n’ Puff:

    This Election Is 1968 All Over Again, And That’s Not A Good Thing [snip]

    WASHINGTON — It was the spring of a presidential election year, but there was no sense of hope and renewal in the land.

    Instead, the United States was in the grip of tribalism and seething fear. Voters were energized by anger and resentment. The media ran red with violent language; surging crowds, cops and protesters filled city streets.

    The main candidates were: a shopworn Democratic front-runner who embodied the party establishment; a white-haired, professorial anti-war protest candidate beloved by college students; a disruptive, race-baiting outsider with a knack for drawing press attention; and an unctuous, beady-eyed Republican lawyer practicing dirty tricks.

    At its nominating convention in a Midwestern city that summer, one of the two political parties was torn apart, both inside the hall and out, as protestors clashed with police, who, it was later determined, were the instigators of the riots.

    The general election hinged on which party could woo the most votes of a white working class that had been energized in the first place by the outsider candidate, who had railed against a powerful “Them” against “Us.”

    That was 1968, not 2016.

    Mark Twain allegedly said that “history does not repeat itself but it does rhyme.” If that is so, then this year has been that ancient — but still very relevant one — in a similar form. [snip]

    The political institutions and traditions that held it all together back then aren’t nearly as strong,” said American Enterprise Institute scholar Norman Ornstein. “There is no trust, and the forces that are supposed to channel and cool the anger, such as Congress, are all working in the opposite direction.”

    Why Wallace Matters

    It may seem odd to link a Manhattan billionaire to a dirt-farm Alabama governor, but their messages are roughly the same — just delivered more than four decades apart. [snip]

    In 1968, the Vietnam War spawned a protest candidate, Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota, who played a role remarkably similar to that of Sen. Bernie Sanders this year.

    A critic of the war with a gift of seeming oblivious to politics as usual, the avuncular McCarthy inspired a generation of (Baby Boomer) students to volunteer at the grassroots, where they focused on New Hampshire (as did Sanders) as the key place in which to make their case.

    But while McCarthy ran out of time, energy and money, Sanders has a broader platform and web-based crowdfunding to keep him going. And he is much more stubborn, ornery and driven than McCarthy ever was.

    The Hillary Clinton role in 1968 was played by Hubert Humphrey, the beleaguered vice president of the by-then-wildly unpopular President Lyndon B. Johnson. Like Clinton, Humphrey had the support of most of the party’s establishment: African-Americans, unions, Jewish voters, elected officials at the federal, state and local levels.

    But Humphrey was weighed down by the administration’s unpopular polices, chief among them the war and the draft. This time around, Hillary is having trouble defending her own version of interventionism (in the Middle East) as well as the free-trade and pro-big-business polices of both President Barack Obama and her own husband. [snip]

    It will be messy, in part because the GOP hasn’t had such an experience since 1976 (when Ronald Reagan narrowly lost a challenge to President Gerald Ford) and the Trump people have no idea what to expect or how to plan.

    I’m not sure the Trump people fully understand what the establishment is going to try to do to them in Cleveland,” said Roger Stone, a longtime advisor, friend of Trump’s and student of how to win (or disrupt) conventions.

    The scene outside the arena in Cleveland could be even more chaotic. Hosts of protest groups, from Black Lives Matter to to various Hispanics and Muslim groups, joined together to protest a Trump appearance in Chicago last week. They will have months to plan for Cleveland, and they have every reason to be indignant and afraid. (And they will show up for the Democrats in Philadelphia, too, no matter what Hillary and Bernie do to make peace.) [snip]

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is trying to play the role of unifier and peacemaker in the GOP, is almost chillingly reminiscent of the man who did that in 1968, Richard Nixon: beloved by no one, especially by colleagues in the U.S. Senate; a master of crude accusation clothed in legalistic rhetoric; as ruthless as he is sanctimonious.

    Cruz seems unlikely to fold before Cleveland, and maybe not even then. If Trump gets the nomination, would Cruz lead a disillusioned “establishment” GOP out of the party?

    Conversely, if Trump falls short and is denied the nomination, will he bolt the party and set up his own independent effort? That is what Wallace did to the Democrats in 1968.

    If history does indeed rhyme, then Cruz still has a chance. And his strategy from the beginning has been to win the Trump voters over by the end of the campaign.

    In the end, Nixon in 1968 won in part by coopting the Wallace vote. In the name of a “silent majority” (a phrase Trump uses now) Nixon vowed to “bring us together” as one people, just as Hillary Clinton is now promising to do if she wins.

    There are mostly flaws in Fineman’s “analysis” but at least he sees the parallels to 1968 which the anti-Trump free speech suppressers don’t.

  87. Here is another one that is a bit more cogent and along the lines of what we wrote:

    If anti-Trump protests grow, they could hand Donald the election

    In the wake of the 1968 riots, Nixon won by portraying his opponent as soft on crime.

    Black Lives Matter protesters may help elect Donald Trump president, just as their predecessors did for Richard Nixon.

    Scuffles broke out at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion on Friday after Trump canceled a rally citing security concerns. Earlier that day in St. Louis, Trump was repeatedly interrupted by demonstrators and police made almost three dozen arrests. On Saturday in Dayton, Ohio, a protester rushed the stage being subdued by security. Trump told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that events such as these would only increase his vote tally.

    Trump may be on to something. The scenario evokes the turbulent election year of 1968 when Richard Nixon successfully cast himself as the “law and order” candidate against Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Violent crime had jumped 85% since Dwight Eisenhower had left office. Nixon charged that Democrats had adopted a do-nothing approach to this rising crisis. When Humphrey denounced the “storm trooper tactics” used by Chicago police in suppressing demonstrations at the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention, his comment seemed to play into Nixon’s hands. Humphrey was attempting to placate his party’s left wing, but a Gallup poll at the time showed that 62% of Americans approved of the way Mayor Richard Daley handled the situation. Siding against the cops was bad politics.

    Nixon’s stance that Democrats were soft on crime had a clear racial subtext, coming as it did in the wake of urban riots in Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. Black militancy was on the rise, particularly after Martin Luther King was assassinated in April 1968. The races were divided on whether police brutality was a factor in the unrest. A 1968 Harris poll showed that 51% of blacks believed it was, compared to only 10% of whites. But Nixon knew where the votes were. Another Harris survey that September showed Nixon with a 20-point lead over Humphrey among respondents who blamed black militants as being a “major cause of the breakdown of law and order.”

    Then as now, race and law enforcement were tightly intertwined issues. And, then as now, most people in general support law enforcement. In a June 2015 Gallup survey of confidence in American institutions, the police ranked third behind the military and small business in public esteem, with 52% having a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the men and women in blue. Donald Trump made his position clear in January when he said that “Police are the most mistreated people in this country.”

    This dynamic puts prospective Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a bind. Clinton came under fire from black activists in June 2015 when she made the mistake of saying “all lives matter,” since left-wing orthodoxy tells us only to say that black lives do. She has since rebounded, netting a substantial share of the black vote in Democratic primaries. But in order to do so, she has had to position herself as the anti-cop candidate, for example in January listing as one of the threats the country faces, “police violence that terrorizes communities.” She has evolved far from Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign pledge to combat crime by putting 100,000 police on the streets, a promise he claimed to fulfill in the 1994 Crime Bill. Hillary Clinton now sees those cops as a threat. She has little room to triangulate on this issue. What was politically expedient for a New Democrat 24 years ago is progressive political poison today.

    Whether these types of campaign-related disturbances become commonplace remains to be seen. And let’s keep things in perspective. This turmoil is small scale so far. Remember that there were 6,000 federal troops and 18,000 Illinois National Guardsmen protecting Chicago Democrats in 1968. However, Donald Trump did not invent the narrative that equates racial activists with crime, disorder and disruption. And if black radicals push the country toward a law and order candidate, it only shows they don’t know their history.

    Humphrey Clinton better reread or try to remember her history.


    Newt Gingrich: “Saddened By Republicans Who Blame Trump” For Chaos In Chicago

    On ‘Hannity,’ former House speaker Newt Gingrich slams Donald Trump’s disruptors.

    NEWT GINGRICH: The actions Friday night clearly were left-wing fascism, I’m really saddened by Republicans who want to blame Trump. Donald Trump wasn’t the reason, as you point out — Condi Rice got cancelled, Ayan Hirsi Ali was canceled on campus. You have this entire movement of fascism which is saying, if you don’t agree with me I’m going to shut up your right to speak, I’m going to intimidate you, bully you. And they are terrified of Donald Trump because he seems to be strong enough and dynamic enough to take them head on.

    But it is worse than that in the news media. You have on MSNBC for example, Rachel Maddow saying that for Donald Trump to go to Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland, is provocative because of racial incidents that have occured in those cities.

    Imagine an American television person saying that a presidential candidate shouldn’t go to Chicago, Cleveland, or St. Louis. This is madness.

    We have some obligation to say to the news media, you need to get off this Trump-bashing and report honestly. Not just in the presidential race, but on the campuses what is happening…

    The sources of confusion and chaos are left-wing fascists who want to impose their way of life on us, they want to impose their values on us. Remember, the first really big test case was Scott Walker as Governor of Wisconsin, who had a key moment when he had thousands of people in the capitol… occupying the state capitol. They had lost the election fair and square, for governor, for state reps, for the senate, and their reaction was to take it to the streets and try to browbeat the governor.

    I think if you see Trump win or Cruz win, if either one goes to Washington and brings real reform, you’re going to see these kinds of militants go out and do everything they can in the streets to try to stop what they’re losing at the ballot box.

  89. if the people of Ohio agree with Kasich’s immediate illegal immigration amnesty in the first 100 days and the rest of the crap he and Romney are pushing, we are screwed.

    c’mon Ohio, don’t be assholes.

  90. Anonymous has declared war on Trump. They must be a tool of some special interest, apparently they are promoting globalism and islamification.

  91. Next at a rally, you may see a kitchen sink flying at Trump as that is the only thing they do not seem to have thrown at him yet. This is ridiculous.

  92. Why would Kasich go “amnesty warrior” right before his own state’s primary? He was working as a globalism hack at Lehmans during the big crackup. He has Romney shuffling around with him as a minder and the optics are BAD. The internal polling either shows him barely winning, they have the cheat for the win lined up, or he is going down in a blaze of globalist glory. I suspect cheating or a near win for people brainwashed with Favorite Son syndrome (see Texas). The globalism bankers (of whom Kasich and Cruz (via spouse) are employees) MUST have at least one “win” today irregardless of how. The media narrative is already if Trump doesn’t win 4 of 4 he is crashing and his violent supporters are turning nice people in Ohio off and unemployed/underemployed Ohioans really like chalupas and mass illegal migration.

  93. Mormaer – I think in OH you can ask for either party’s ballot. He might be hoping to attract democrats who aren’t the type to go to Donald, just to stop Donald (if Hillary or Sanders is doing well in OH, they may be willing to throw away their dem vote).

  94. These groups are just crazy enough to send something flying at him more lethal than a kitchen sink. :-(. I put nothing past them.

  95. They have pictures at Last Refuge of ballot in comments section, of Ohio. You literally have to vote TWICE, mark two different places, one for President, one for who gets delegates, in Ohio. I believe Illinois is worse .

    Rigged,I have never done that in Texas

  96. Glad we are all back on

    Good news gonzo re Marianas islands. Yeh!

    Today is a biggie…nerves re Ohio

    Go Donald!!!

  97. For those voting machines today.
    Watch and make sure that your vote does NOT change before you complete voting.
    If it changes your vote.
    For those voting machines today.
    Watch and make sure that your vote does NOT change before you complete voting.
    If it changes your vote.
    Report it and get a paper ballot.

  98. Also
    Just another observation

    Going along with my idea that donald’s rallys are a primer for the masses in Business #101 in USA foreign trade & economics…donald only touches the surface on these topics at massive rowdy rallies but one can only imagine him in a negotiation room

    They want to criticize him for Trump University

    Donald is a walking, talking Trump University

    If he wins his critics will rue the day they called him a clown

    Lou Dobbs had Laffer on last night & he went on & on about what a great president Donald would be

  99. Glad to see Big Pink back!

    Not as if I come here anymore to be among Hillary supporters, but politics without Admin and the Pinkers would be like mornings without coffee.

    On my first (freakin’ daylight savings here) cup of java and ready to roll on this semi-Super Tuesday.

    Come on Hillary!!!!!!!!!

  100. Oh yeah, we have a lot of FL people…while you vote for Trump, please do some recon and see how Dems are voting.

  101. Lu4PUMA
    March 15, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Next at a rally, you may see a kitchen sink flying at Trump as that is the only thing they do not seem to have thrown at him yet. This is ridiculous.

    Looks like a Plumbers truck parked outside. 😯

  102. gonzotx
    March 15, 2016 at 10:02 am
    Trump hits 53% Nationally! 53%!
    Kasich has embraced amnesty.

    Every vote for him now, is a vote for amnesty.

    If Ohio elects Kasich then they want amnesty.

    In that case, we should send them all the illegals

    Then they would have what they want.

    They ask for it. They got it. Toyota.

  103. Well, I put my vote in for DT. I saw some Trump signs along the road this morning. Rubio has signs out with a nasty slogan the “Florida is Rubio Country”. Sounds thuggish.

  104. The deed is done. Placed my vote for Donald J Trump in Florida. They checked my ID and verified my signature, as they should.

    Regardless of what happens, f$&k the establishment

  105. Hillary must have bumped her head too hard.
    she is losing it:

    The Democratic presidential front-runner appeared at a town hall event on MSNBC and told moderator Chris Matthews that Donald Trump is “inciting mob violence” that harkens back to the days of lynch mobs.

    “When you are inciting mob violence, which is what Trump is doing, there’s a lot of memories that people have. They’re in the DNA,” she told Matthews.

    “People remember mob violence that lead to lynching, people remember mob violence that lead to people being shot, being grabbed, being mistreated. And it’s something that has a deep, almost psychological resonance to people who have ever been in any position of feeling somewhat fearful, somewhat worried.

    very disappointing comments.

  106. sirmrks

    I think you underestimate the anger many minorities are feeling towards Trump. I live in a ‘diverse’ state and they are more tuned into what is going on with what Trump says and what they see with his rallies, then they are with their Bernie ‘values’.

  107. Outris – 100% agree

    S – I think you are 100% right as well with your recent observations of how Donald is teaching us some of his business knowledge, but in a way we can understand

  108. from a comment at Treehouse – I’m glad about this.


    Donald Trump rally accused stage runner charged federally

    Thomas DiMassimo, 22, has been charged in federal court with entering a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so, according to court documents.

    Court documents read that DiMassimo “did knowingly enter and remain in a restricted building….cordoned off and otherwise restricted area where a person protected by the Secret Service.”

    DiMassimo does not yet have a federal court date.

  109. Pew estimates that over the next fifty years, immigration will add 103 million persons to the U.S. population — that’s the equivalent of 25 Los Angeleses in five decades! Comparatively, from 188o-1920, immigration grew by only seven million, actually going from seven to fourteen million in that particular stretch. Between 1920 and 1970 the number of immigrants actually shrank. Interestingly, that resulted in higher wages for the then citizenry. That is, in some sense, the nub of Trump’s argument. Lower immigration yields higher incomes for those already here. Is it true? Some would disagree, but the stats for 1920-1970 would tend to verify.

  110. Just charging him with those two misdemeanors would have encouraged others to do the same… and he would have been a hero in his peers’ eyes… now others will worry, especially with Trump saying he might start pressing charges against disrupters (I’m guessing he did here)…..

  111. Shadow, what is he saying that they don’t like, that they feel personally offended by? He always says he likes hispanics, Japanese, Chinese (although Asians don’t really exist anymore in the age of Obama), but that “their governments are too smart for us”.

    He says he doesn’t like illegal immigration (I read an article recently that said he never mentions ethnicity or country). It *is* illegal, and it *is* not liked by most of the country.

    He says some illegal immigrants are rapists. It’s demonstrably true. Don’t they care about all the female illegal immigrants???

    So, I’m seriously curious… what are they hearing at the rallies and what Trump otherwise says? I suspect they’re hearing it all filtered by the media. They (the media) *have* deliberately, again and again and again, said Trump says ALL immigrants (not just some illegals) are rapists.

  112. lorac

    This is coming from a lot of minorities in the Bay Area, mainly, Hispanics and AA’a. A lot of AA’s over the past couple of decades have become Muslin too. Many minorities are banning together on this issue. Seeing white against everyone else.

    Not as outrageous as Chicago…but close.

  113. Not that you guys care, but Hillary wants to start new clean energy jobs in the coal areas, to make up for the loss of jobs. Solar, wind, etc. Manufacturing, etc.

  114. Shadow you cannot teach a 30 year coal miner “new clean energy jobs” .. we are in the MOUNTAINS … nothing here but coal and TIMBER .. She shot her mouth off BIG TIME. Friends of Coal already plans to protest her when she comes to WVA. Also, Bernie as well. Coal miners are HARD workers we don’t want a handout. We had GOOD jobs and Global Warming is bull sheet

    Trump would beat her so badly in WVA and Ky

  115. Obama’s War on Coal

    Hillary is Obama3 on steroids

    THIS Hillary is probably the REAL Hillary

    She totally had us all fooled before

  116. Shadow,

    IF Trump is nominated, he will campaign to educate dem AAs how poorly they have done under Obama. They are ignorant.

    After hearing Hillary and Bernie this week, I’m appalled and there is NO WAY I would consider voting for either of them if Trump is not the nominee. Racist BS….they have disgraced themselves.

  117. not sure if I posted this here but it needs a repeat if so.

    “Trump’s mother was an immigrant, his ex-wife is an immigrant born in Czechoslovakia, his current wife an immigrant born in Slovenia, and his children are children of an immigrant parent. It’s difficult to rationally claim Trump is anti-immigrant. It would be accurate, however, to state that he’s anti-illegal-immigrant.

    Trump’s opponents and critics are generally free to offer their opinions as to his leanings. However, reporters have jumped onto the opinion bandwagon at times, making mischaracterizations that are contrary to the evidence. To advance an agenda, the press seeks to falsely equate protecting the U.S. border with being anti-immigration.”

  118. dot48

    Protest all you want, whether air pollution contributes to global warming or not, coal burning does pollute the air and coal mining is a very dangerous job.

    I also don’t believe that most Americans at 30 years old aren’t smart enough to learn a new profession. It’s more a matter of what you are used to and feel you are good at.

    I have switched professions a number of times in my life, and I have to keep doing so to stay employed as I age.

    Jobs would have to be encouraged in those areas, not just the ones mentioned above, but jobs in manufacturing, which would also spring up new small businesses.

    Funny that you guys think that Hillary needs to have a plan for how she does things, but Trump can get away with tossing out grand ideas and just hire someone to do the planning for him.

  119. This is a letter from a Democrat to his two Democrat Senators. My belief is that it applies to virtually all Senators of both parties and probably the House also. This is bipartisan.

    This is really a great letter. I am most impressed by the fact the gentleman that wrote it signed his name and address to it. (Snopes.Com confirmed this letter to be true.)

    This came from a democrat much to my surprise! I read it and it certainly hits the nail where it would hurt. Google has the letter posted on their web site.

    This is well written…….and should be read by everyone in these United States!

    It will be well worth the three minutes it requires to read this.

    You can be Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, Independent or Libertarian and I bet this will hit a nerve. Our country is in real trouble.

    This gentleman is obviously quite smarter than the two senators he sent it to. All I can say is amen to everything he said. A very articulate letter sent to the two U.S. Senators from Washington State.

    Senator Patty Murray
    Senator Maria Cantwell
    Washington, DC , 20510

    Dear Senators:

    I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

    Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated
    that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers.
    So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

    Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate
    have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.

    In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats,
    and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

    You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well
    as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

    You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain
    economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote ) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net”
    has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud and absolutely no congressional oversight?

    I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate
    your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

    As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 -1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are
    almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

    While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a
    very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle
    our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

    As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their
    families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

    The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares.
    This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

    I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $19 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

    My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy the country that I deeply love. You have put it so far in debt that we will
    never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power.

    For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. nd woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.


    Bill Schoonover
    3096 Angela Lane
    Oak Harbor, WA

  120. Claims that Donald Trump’s name was left off some ballots in Florida is true, but there was a reason for it. The Florida primaries are closed ones, meaning if you are registered as a Democrat you may only vote for Democratic candidates. Likewise, for Republican candidates. Trump’s name would not appear on a Democratic ballot, nor a ballot that would have been given to a voter who is registered as an Independent.

  121. Funny that you guys think that Hillary needs to have a plan for how she does things, but Trump can get away with tossing out grand ideas and just hire someone to do the planning for him.

    Shadow, I think the point is that Hillary supporters here are saying that they can’t vote for someone who doesn’t provide details… I have asked several times for someone to tell me what Hillary’s detailed plans are…. crickets…..

  122. heck lorac I begged for someone to tell me what Hillary has done that is worthy of notice and got no reply here so do not expect someone to post a plan.

    again I ask can anyone tell me me what Hillary has done that is positive in the last 7+ years?

  123. I guess since she wants to morph into Obama, she can take credit for *his* successes…. oh, wait…..

  124. Lorac

    I have asked several times for someone to tell me what Hillary’s detailed plans are…. crickets…..

    Hillary said her plans are on her website. I know, by reading this blog, most of you do not even listen to the debates or town halls that she is in this election season. Since I listen to both parties debates, that is where I hear what they plan to do.

  125. Then again, Lorac…since Hillary is just Obama3, why would anyone waste their time trying to dig up Hillary’s plans for you?

  126. Wbb, things are a little weird for me on the blog lately…so pardon me if I postpone our debate on the emails for awhile.

  127. lorac
    March 15, 2016 at 4:10 pm
    “The federal crime DiMassimo is accused of carries a one-year maximum sentence after a conviction. If a weapon had been used or serious physical injuries had been suffered, there could have been a 10-year maximum.

    DiMassimo’s first federal court appearance is scheduled for March 23. He is not currently in custody.”

    This is 18 U.S. Code § 1752 – Restricted building or grounds. I can’t tell if there is a mandatory sentence. Probably not as far as I can find (references crimes and criminal procedure) but it is not a friendly little misdemeanor like he was being charged with at the state and local level.

  128. Shadow

    I heard Hillary describe how she would replace all those lost coal jobs with renewable ENERGY JOBS. Problem there is that it will take years to build those jobs and what will the jobless do while they wait for these jobs? Many Americans are one pay check short of poverty. Also, they probably wont have the right skills for the new solar tech jobs….those will be given to young people.

  129. foxyladi14
    March 15, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    That’s horrible! He should be fired immediately, at the very least. He can’t be so stupid to think some crazy might get another crazy idea from it. It might even be against the law?

  130. Shadowfax,

    Donald Trump has been critical of illegal “Mexican” immigrants and Muslims. But it is his opponents that are stoking the racial animosity by trying to paint him as a white supremacist. David Duke never did endorse Trump and the KKK has no significance today as an organization, beyond being something the Democrats use as a Boogie Man to keep the blacks in line.

    Donald Trump has been a public Figure for as long as I can remember. You can even look at his TV show. Then there is the video of him 25 years ago talking about the development of the inner cities. He cares. Our leaders chose something else.

    Populations do not get more diverse that what we have here in Florida. I work in as an Environmental Public Health engineer. A lot of diversity and I love it. I had a conversation with on of my black co-workers and told her why I was voting for Trump and the change I thought he would bring. Her reply was that they all believed Obama would be such a great change, and then look how HE turned out. But like I say, Trump has been around forever and we know who he is. Yes, and I told her about the video and why I believed in Trump. Yes, and I said it loud so others would overhear. Yes, any you will feel the animosity when the minorities in the office think you have dissed them and I can tell you all the vibes were positive.

    People who do not want to like Trump will feed the beast.

  131. Shadow: the future of your state is being written in the tidal wave of illegal immigration from the poorest areas in the world. It is like Gresham’s law, i.e. the bad money drives out the good. The justification for open borders is agriculture, yet today only 20% of illegals hold those jobs. The short word for all this? National decline. And, as always, the new trend starts in California.

    The Weirdness of Illegal Immigration
    by Victor Davis Hanson

    Set aside for a moment all the controversies over illegal immigration—the wall, deportation, amnesty, Donald J. Trump, “comprehensive immigration reform,” etc. Instead, contemplate what happens in a social, cultural, and economic context when several million immigrants arrive from one of the poorest areas in the world (e.g., Oaxaca) to one of the most affluent (e.g., California). For guidance, think not of Jorge Ramos, but of the premodern/postmodern collision that is occurring in Germany, Austria, and Denmark.

    The first casualty is the law. I am not referring to the collapse of federal immigration enforcement, but rather the ripples that must follow from it. When someone ignores a federal statute, then it is naturally easy to flout more. In Los Angeles, half the traffic accidents are hit-and-run collisions. I can attest first-hand that running from an accident or abandoning a wrecked vehicle is certainly a common occurrence in rural California. Last night on a rural road, a driver behind me (intoxicated? Malicious? Crazy?) apparently tried to rear-end me, then turned off his lights, sped up, and at the next stop sign pulled over swearing out the window in Spanish. In this age and in these environs, why would one call a sheriff for a minor everyday occurrence like that? The point is simply that when there is no federal law, no one has any idea how several million arrive in the U.S., much less what exactly they were doing before their illegal arrival. I note the latter consideration, because legal immigration does require some sort of personal history, and at the airport I am always asked by U.S Customs what exactly I was doing in Greece or Germany that prompted my trip.

    Out here almost all laws concerning the licensing and vaccination of dogs seem to have simply disappeared. No one can walk or ride a bicycle along these rural roads without being attacked by hounds that are unlicensed and not vaccinated—and that have no ID or indeed owners that step forward to claim ownership once the victim is bleeding. The Bloomberg Rule reigns (i.e., if you can’t keep snow off the street, deplore global warming or cosmic war): we talk of dreamers because we have not a clue how to ensure that hundreds of thousands of pets are registered and given rabies shots. No one suggests that once one breaks the law of his adopted home, and continues to do so through false affidavits, aliases, and fraudulent documents, then the law itself become an abstraction, useful as a shelter, expendable if an inconvenience. Again, one assumes that if a citizen were to do that, he would face a felony indictment.

    I don’t think we have many zoning laws left, at least for particular constituencies. Yesterday, in field research for this essay, I drove in a 10-mile radius and counted the percentages of rural dwellings that had some sort of living quarters haphazardly attached—garages, Winnebagos, sheds, trailers, etc. Seven out of ten residences had multiple dwellings, and I counted an average of six cars at each residence—in a manner that 30 years ago would have quickly earned a visit from a county zoning officer (or would today, if county officials thought the violator would pay quickly the fine). Noncompliance has apparently become a cultural and economic necessity—especially with bigger fish to fry (such as the SWAT-team assault ¼ miles away last month on a den of supposed prostitution and drug sales, camouflaged in a barbed-wire enclosure in an orchard no less). That racket was certainly no “act of love.” Jeb Bush, where are you? The arrested were not on their way to have ice cream when the SWAT team pounced. Barack, where are you?

    Of course, in highly regulated California, there are few jobs for newcomers. Only 20% of illegal aliens now work in agriculture. We have seen a radical transformation of farmland from labor-intensive crops like tree fruit to those species entirely mechanized, as for example the jump in almond acreage over the last 30 years from 100,000 acres to over one million. Talk to farmers—and learn that labor, not just commodity prices, often drives their decisions.

    The answers to all these challenges are time-honored assimilation and integration. But tragically, illegal immigration coincided with the cult of multiculturalism. How strange that those who vote with their feet to abandon their own country for an entirely different cultural and economic system are mostly greeted with propaganda about how woeful is their new home and how wonderful is what was rejected.

    I am pessimistic: to return to the melting pot and ethnically blind admissions and hiring, and rigorous classical education would de facto mean the end of a huge grievance industry—and with it hundreds of thousands of well-paid government jobs for second- and third-generation hyphenated careerists.

    Where does all this lead? I suggest we open our eyes and watch it in progress. Mass flight either out of state, or to coastal enclaves, where liberalism and abstract progressive utopianism can be indulged safety without worries over the concrete ramifications that follow from one’s own idealism. If deeds trump words, then the real racists or exclusionists are those in the mostly affluent coastal enclaves who suddenly want no part of the California that they have helped to create.

    The final tragedy? If the border were to be closed, if immigration laws were enforced, if there were some reduction in legal immigration, if entry were to be meritocratic, if we reverted to the melting-pot ideal of assimilation, if we cut –studies courses and jettisoned therapy and ideology for hard science, math, and English language, in just two decades one’s particular ancestry would become irrelevant — the image of Oaxaca would be analogous to having a grandfather from Palermo or cousin from the Azores. In other words, things would work out fine.

    But that is certainly not the wish of the present culture or the direction that this rather sick society is headed.

  132. wbboei
    March 15, 2016 at 5:36 pm
    Shadow: the future of your state is being written in the tidal wave of illegal immigration from the poorest areas in the world.

    Absolutely. I like the fence idea, that hasn’t changed. I just don’t like everything else Trump says.

    I have said many times, I want Hillary to win the election and get Trump to build the fence.

  133. Mayor Mike Bloomberg has two rules:

    1. first, if it moves, tax it. And if it does not move, tax it as well. Why? Because he can find better uses for your money than you can.

    2. second, if you cannot keep the snow off the street, blame global warming.

    He is a quintessential liberal–and globalist.

  134. Wbb, That article of the weirdness of illegal immigration. true.
    I would wouldn’t waste my time on trying to convince certain bloggers that a vote for Hillary is, a vote for obama3…waste of time.
    Some are just in reality very left of center.

  135. Shadow
    I just had this “difference of opinion” with my best friend who lives in LA

    She was making excuses for chicago mob & how they had right to protest hate speech
    We both went back & forth & around & around on dt is Mussolini & the rest of over the deep end stuff

    Finally I told her Hillary better toe their..the protestors..line otherwise they will come after her

    And true to form the protesters in chicago are protesting
    Hillary today

    Donald’s saboteurs should all bite their tongues

  136. Also since we are talking sbout what we are hearing

    Today I was speaking with an educated senior
    I was extremely surprised to hear her say that she was a big hillary supporter but after she lied to the benghazi families she could never vote for her again and she voted for trump

    Then she added he does not need this
    He has a great life but he has new ideas and she believes donald will win

    She really took me by surprise

  137. Lorac
    Thanks for the clarification on the ballots in florida

    Guess the issues were in jupiter
    I hope this mistake on part of voters doesn’t hurt donsld

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