The Obvious: Hulk Hogan, #Hillary2016, @RealDonaldTrump, Cuba, Obama, ObamaCare, AIPAC, GOP Plots, Arizona, Utah, And Lyin’ Ted Cruz

Update: More “obvious” crass “brutal searing truth” from us today. Donald J. Trump was likely to win Arizona today but Trump was also likely to be brutally beaten in Utah as well. The latest poll from Utah had Lyin’ Ted Cruz over the 50% threshold to make Utah a winner take all state. To make matters worse for Trump, the polls registered Trump support at 11%, not enough to get past the 15% threshold to get any delegates. But then, as we write below about Hulk Hogan’s effect on Donald Trump and how outside events continue to prove Trump correct when Trump needs help the most, outside events have intervened.

The outside events are the multiple Islamic terror attacks in Belgium today. No comment yet from Barack Obama as he cavorts in Cuba with communist criminals. To be brutally crass and say the obvious, these latest Islamic terror attacks politically help Trump. If Hillary2016 ever makes it to the general election this intrusion of reality in the form of Islamic terror attacks blow up the Hillary campaign. Blown up!

The Islamic terror attacks in Belgium today, with multiple deaths in multiple places, help Trump, because, to quote Bill Clinton “better to be strong and wrong, than weak and right.” That Trump is strong and correct additionally helps Trump. That Hillary won’t talk about the Islamic religion and the institutionalized misogyny therein, that Hillary won’t talk about the sexual attacks by Islamic men in Europe against women because Hillary wants Muslim votes is a suicide bomb embedded in Hillary2016.

Trump is additionally helped because these events, one near the European Union headquarters, follow his powerful presentation to AIPAC last night. Most of Big Media carried Trump’s speech because of the expected protests against Trump which did not occur. The controversy helped Trump. Here’s Trump’s AIPAC speech and notice how he starts his speech in the first sentence with strong comments against Islamic terror:



Here’s a live feed of European coverage of the terror attacks today:



Remember all the above and the below as we watch the election returns come in tonight.

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Update: We will continue to pound Hillary2016 with brutal searing truth until Hillary Clinton stops lying and tells the truth about Barack Obama. Perhaps the results of our non-stop declarations of truth and reality are bearing fruit. Hillary Clinton continues to lie, but Bill Clinton is now telling some of the truth:



Bill Clinton Trashes Obama: ‘Awful Legacy of the Last Eight Years’

At an event today in Spokane, Washington, Bill Clinton called for putting “the awful legacy of the last 8 years behind us and the 7 years before that where we were practicing trickle down economics.” [snip]

“But if you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that where we were practicing trickle-down economics with no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her. Because she’s the only person who basically has good ideas, will tell you how she’s going to pay for them, can be commander-in-chief, and is a proven change maker with Republicans and Democrats and Independents alike.”

Bill Clinton needs to shout out the truth about Barack Obama as we have been promised. Bill Clinton should speak the truth with the same pride and brutality as Donald J. Trump did today (it’s still ongoing) before AIPAC. We’ll update when video of Trump’s AIPAC speech is available.

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So we write that #Trump2016 is brilliant and #Hillary2016 is hapless. Why? Well, because #Trump2016 is brilliant and #Hillary2016 is hapless. How can this in any way be controversial? This is self-evident. As clear as the nose on your face. There is simply no denying that #Trump2016 thus far has operated in a brilliant manner and #Hillary2016 has operated most miserably.

Here is a Youtube representation of Hillary2016:



The muddled message mess that is Hillary2016 is in a foreign language. We translate: Mr. Burns: Ah, it’s as easy as crushing an ant! [Bernie Sanders appears] You know? [the ant takes control and there is a surrender AARRGGHH!!! Oh! Take my wallet and leave me alone!

A Hillary2016 win should have been as easy as crushing an ant. A Hillary2016 win should have been as easy as taking candy from a Bernie. But taking the candy from the Bernie proved exceedingly difficult. Not because of the barking Bernie but because Hillary2016 is hapless.



Instead of a glide, every “victory” for Hillary2016 comes at a high price. For instance, look at Ohio, where Hillary2016 “won” big:

But buried within the clear victory was a troubling trend for the party front-runner: She is doing a terrible job turning out voters, particularly in the states that will matter most in a November matchup against Donald Trump.

More people voted for Trump than for Clinton in two states Tuesday night — Missouri and Ohio. In Florida, Clinton edged Trump by a nose — less than 2 percent. Clinton had only one other candidate splitting the Democratic vote in a contested election, while Trump was embroiled in a four-way contest that factionalized Republican voters. In Ohio, Trump bested Clinton by about 50,000 votes despite coming in second in the GOP contest to John Kasich, the state’s current governor. In Missouri, both Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) bested Clinton’s vote total by nearly 20 percent.

Enthusiasm for Clinton appears to have plummeted from the levels she enjoyed in 2008, when she defeated Barack Obama in both the Florida and Ohio primaries. Clinton had 44 percent fewer supporters in Ohio this time around than she did eight years ago. Combine Clinton and Sanders’ Ohio numbers from Tuesday night and they still do not eclipse Clinton’s showing in the state from 2008.

Since Florida, Missouri and Ohio are traditionally swing states in the general election, these results should be causing some worry at the Democratic National Committee — Ohio most of all. Democrats are simply performing poorly in the Rust Belt this year. And the only way Democrats will blow a November matchup against Trump is by getting beaten in the upper Midwest.

Those who want us to write puff pieces on Hillary2016 should ask why Hillary “Clinton had 44 percent fewer supporters in Ohio this time around than she did eight years ago”. That’s from the Trump hating Huff n’ Puff. We could try to spin this news with a glib “a win is a win” but come on, we’re not particularly proud of ourselves when we lurk about cradles and playpens to forcibly steal lollipops from tots so we can’t “spin” the election results as somehow majestic for Hillary.

What we see is Bernie Sanders, who never had a chance to win the nomination, ever, forcing Hillary Clinton (who will have the nomination stolen from her by Barack Obama, again) into untenable positions and freakish statements. How else to explain the latest from Hillary2016:

AUDIENCE MEMBER: “Is she planning on expanding Obamacare as people know it, ACA, to include people who are not fully documented? Because when you get ill, your illness will not ask you if you are a permanent resident or not.”

CLINTON: “It’s such an important question. Thank you for supporting my mom. My mom has very strong feelings that we must push as quickly as possible for comprehensive immigration reform, and this is a real difference between her’s and Senator Sanders’ record, she supported comprehensive immigration reform at every possible chance and she was one of the original supporters and sponsors of the DREAM Act. She does not believe that while we are working towards comprehensive immigration reform we should make people wait, like the families you are talking about. Which is why she thinks it’s so important to extend the Affordable Care Act to people who are living and working here, regardless of immigration status, regardless of citizenship status. While we’re pushing for comprehensive immigration reform and reminding Republicans who are currently running for president that a couple of years ago they actually supported comprehensive immigration reform – something they seem to have forgotten during this election cycle – that we do whatever we can to solve challenges in the education system and the health system and elsewhere.”

That’s from a Hillary hating, Trump hating website, but still… ObamaCare for illegal immigrants??? Bernie Sanders is for ObamaCare for illegal aliens so now Hillary follows off the same cliff. That’s a long way from what a sensible Hillary Clinton used to say:

“We do not want to do anything to encourage more illegal immigration into this country,” Clinton said then, adding that “we know now that too many people come in for medical care, as it is.”

We certainly don’t want them having the same benefits that American citizens are entitled to have.

Clinton also took a blanket stance against illegal immigration — and illegal immigrants themselves — as a U.S. Senator from New York.

In a February 2003 radio interview Clinton said that she was “adamantly against illegal immigrants.”

“Certainly we’ve got to do more at our borders,” she said, adding that “people have to stop employing illegal immigrants.”



We suppose we will be criticized for pointing out the obvious. The obvious is these videos exist and that Donald Trump knows they exist and that Donald Trump will not be shy about the broadcast of these videos. The hapless Hillary2016 will wish away these videos while Donald Trump continues to say the most obvious things that no one else will say. And that is why Trump2016 is so brilliant.

Consider this weekend’s supposed “big” news. Here is the obvious, brought to you courtesy of Donald J. Trump:



Donald Trump is entirely correct and the only one who said the obvious: Obama was schlonged in Cuba. Not only did Obama give away the store to Cuba but then the communist leaders of Cuba, the totalitarian Castro brothers, don’t even bother to show up at the airport to greet the numbskull. Did Lyin’ Ted Cruz say the obvious? Did John Kasich say the obvious? Did Hillary or Sanders say the obvious? No, Donald Trump said the obvious and he is entirely correct to say this is an affront to the United States and a particularly vicious slap on dumb-ass Obama’s face.

Trump injected himself into the “big” story of the weekend with a statement of the obvious that no other candidate noticed. Trump did not say anything complicated nor in need of a foreign policy council of experts analysis report. What Trump said is obvious. Trump says the obvious and Americans say, “yeah”. That simplicity is brilliant.

That Cuba business is a calculated bit of brilliance. But we’ve also noted how frequently Donald Trump says something which is considered outrageous only to have the news cycle prove Trump either entirely correct or at the very least on the right track. We saw that from the very beginning. Trump talked about the criminals in the illegal immigrant population which caused much outrage. Then a sensational murder of a young woman in liberal San Francisco by an illegal alien and the outrage becomes an obvious Trump truth telling moment. Now, consider Hulk Hogan. Remember this Trump outrage?:

Donald Trump wants to ‘open up’ libel laws so he can sue press

Donald Trump said Friday that if elected president he will change the nation’s libel laws in order to make it easier to sue news organizations.

“One of the things I’m going to do if I win… I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money,” Trump said during a rally in Fort Worth, Texas.

“We’re going to open up those libel laws so when The New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they’re totally protected,” he said. “We’re going to open up libel laws and we’re going to have people sue you like you’ve never got sued before.”

Those remarks immediately drew criticism from journalists, including The New Yorker’s John Cassidy, who wrote: “Trump takes attacks on media to new level — says as president he’ll try to gut the First Amendment.”

No federal libel law currently exists, because libel suits are handled in state courts.

Since 1964, when the Supreme Court ruled on “New York Times vs. Sullivan,” public individuals who wish to sue media companies for libel are required to prove that the news organization knowingly published false information with malicious intent.

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said in 2012 that he “abhors” the ruling, saying it gives news organizations the freedom to “libel public figures at will so long as somebody told you something.”

Trump’s remarks were mocked by Big Media because libel suits are prosecuted in state courts, not federal courts, and there is no federal libel law. That’s all obvious.

However, Trump correctly noted the abuses by Big Media. Big Media and anti Trump outlets let loose with invective against Trump. Trump defenders who also defend the First Amendment and tolerate abuses by Big Media in order to protect the First Amendment found themselves cowed into silence. Then, Hulk Hogan:

Hulk Hogan body slams Gawker: Website faces ruin after wrestler wins sex tape lawsuit and is awarded $115MILLION – with $50m due upfront and punitive damages STILL to come [snip]

After Hulk Hogan’s victory against Gawker, the online news site will have to cough up an initial installment of $50million about a month from when the punitive damages are decided sometime next week.

The wrestler was awarded $115million in damages by a jury in Florida on Friday after the website posted a leaked sex video that showed him engaging in intercourse with his best friend’s wife.

The jury awarded Hogan $55million for economic injuries and $60million for emotional distress.

E Online spoke with attorney Troy Slaten, not related to the case, who said that the punitive damages could literally be any amount.

‘It could be anything. God knows what it will be. I couldn’t even start to speculate on that. Frankly I’m shocked at the $115 million dollar compensatory verdict for showing a video for nine seconds,’ said Slaten. [snip]

Gawker will appeal the case, but under Florida law will have to hand over at least $50million in monetary damages and if Hogan defeats their appeal they will hand over the rest of the money whenever the case is settled. [snip]

The site published an article soon after with the headline; ‘A Judge Told Us to Take Down Our Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Post. We Won’t.’

They wrote in the post; ‘We publish all manner of stories here. Some are serious, some are frivolous, some are dumb. I am not going to make a case that the future of the Republic rises or falls on the ability of the general public to watch a video of Hulk Hogan f****** his friend’s ex-wife.

‘But the Constitution does unambiguously accord us the right to publish true things about public figures.

‘And Campbell’s order requiring us to take down not only a very brief, highly edited video excerpt from a 30-minute Hulk Hogan f******session but also a lengthy written account from someone who had watched the entirety of that f******, is risible and contemptuous of centuries of First Amendment jurisprudence.’

The video was eventually removed from the site.

We’re not about to litigate the merits of the Hulk Hogan case here. We just want to point out that even when Trump appears to lose and say something outrageous, something happens that gives Trump the win. Much too often the “luck” that comes to Trump is not calculated by the campaign. But Trump’s style of saying the obvious, even when it is obviously outrageous, not only sucks the air from the campaigns of his opponents, it also leads to surprise twists that tend to, thus far, consistently benefit Trump2016.

Just as often, or more often, Trump’s calculations pay off. Today, in this season of plots, Donald J. Trump is set to meet with a bunch of GOP establishment bozos. No doubt this is “businessman Trump” closing the deal. It is also “political Trump” prepping the battlefield for the disgusting theft planned by the GOP establishment at the convention.

After the meeting with the GOP bozos, Donald Trump will speak before the lobby group for Israel, AIPAC. This speech at AIPAC will be the first speech in which Donald Trump will (likely) read the remarks he has prepared beforehand. Some of Trump’s speeches are written beforehand, such as his announcement speech, but rarely does Trump read what is written. Today though, at AIPAC, Donald J. Trump will do his best to be “presidential” and that means a read of prepared text, not a free jazz composition.

Later in the evening, Donald J. Trump will appear at a CNN town hall event. This will be freestyle jazz Donald Trump knocking down questions like a golfer hitting a few balls for fun. All the other candidates will appear at the CNN snoozefest too. Hillary will be there; baby Sanders will participate long distance; John Kasich will annoy and Lyin’ Ted Cruz will repeat old lies and craft new whoppers.

Even this CNN sleeping pill tonight is a Trump triumph. Recall that Trump refused to participate in a Megyn Kelly hosted Fox News debate scheduled for tonight. Trump said he was scheduled to speak to AIPAC and that conflicted with the Fox News debate to be held in Utah. Fox News apparently did not do the obvious and change the site of the debate from Utah to Washington, D.C. So tonight, Trump will speak to AIPAC and help CNN ratings while Fox News fumes. That’s three Trump wins with one mighty slap.

At tonight’s CNN town hall expect the illegal immigrant ObamaCare question to be asked of Hillary. Trump will get to blast Obama and the Cuba slap from the Castro Brothers. Lyin’ Ted Cruz will orchestrate his lies in order to win Tuesday night’s primary in Arizona and the caucus in Utah. Lyin’ Ted desperately needs to win Arizona and the 58 delegates. Lyin’ Ted also desperately needs to win more than 50% of the vote in Utah in order to get the 40 delegates there. Everything in Utah is stacked against Trump, and even Romney has put on his boxing mittens to help Lyin’ Ted Cruz.

Donald J. Trump has already won tonight’s news cycle. Instead of a Fox News debate attack against Trump, Trump gets to humiliate Fox News and appear on CNN with new ploys to dominate the news even as Obama tours totalitarian communist Cuba. Trump will win tonight’s news cycle because… well, it’s obvious Trump will dominate the news today. It’s what’s happened since June 16, 2015 – as Jeb Bush and many others found out.

So, we’ll continue to write the obvious.

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218 thoughts on “The Obvious: Hulk Hogan, #Hillary2016, @RealDonaldTrump, Cuba, Obama, ObamaCare, AIPAC, GOP Plots, Arizona, Utah, And Lyin’ Ted Cruz

  1. Admin:

    Extend Obamacare to all illegals in this country?

    Because disease does not ask is the patient legal or illegal!

    Why stop there.

    Why not extend Obamacare to the entire world??

    Like a globalist would.

    And stick the cost up the poop shoot of the middle class.

    Like a globalist would.

    After after all, disease does not respect national boundaries.

    Least of all when there are none.

  2. Admin

    I am trying really hard to understand why you are still so angry at Hillary, now that you have moved on to supporting Trump. I don’t support Trump, so he has no emotional effect on me.

    Why does Hillary still make you so angry? You don’t like anything she says or does now, so why is it so hard to let her go?

    If you want Trump to become the next President, I would think that you would be happy to see her struggle so much in this campaign.

  3. To paraphrase what John Marshall said about taxation, i.e. that it is the power to destroy, we might say this about the power to engage in libel.

    If the power of the press is the power to wage a campaign of lies, distortion and libel to achieve an objective congenial to big media and the interests it seeks to protect, but harmful to the collective fate of the nation, then the power of the press is the power to destroy and while government cannot restrain the power of the press under the first amendment, it can and it should provide a neutral forum where the intent, content and impact of those lies can be weighed and decided by a jury.

  4. Shadow, admin is not the only one who feels this way about Hillary. It seems to me that Hillary has turned her back on the white working class, sided with Obama coalition who hates the white working class, and is stumbling into the trap Obama has set for her. If that is so, then it will be 2008 all over again.

  5. Shadow, IMO, anger comes from her complete disregard for the values that once gave birth to this site. She was praised when she deserved to be and by the same token will be shamed when it is deserved. Hillary turned her back on those that worked so hard for her long ago. She (nor you) can’t have it both ways.

  6. Did not care for Hillary”s AIPAC comments as her indirect attack on Trump was uncalled for. Sanders didn’t even go which will make his supporter, the loathsome Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame happy ( a band I always disliked) as he is one of the most anti-Israeli celebrities in the world.
    I hope Trump is well received but I have my concerns as many liberal Jews, the ones who helped get Obama elected twice, will likely walk out when he speaks

    I apologize as a Jew for their blind allegiance to the Democratic anti-Israeli party.

  7. admin…

    in addition to all you wrote above and as to how it relates to Fox tonight…

    if I am not mistaken…and I don’t think I am…

    as I mentioned last thread…Sean Hannity has already pretaped an hour show with Donald to air TONIGHT at 10 pm…on you guessed it…FOX

    I mentioned that a friend of mine lives in Arizona and she went to the taping of the show on Sat morning at the Phoenix Convention Center

    Hannity is trying to be very fair to the last 3 candidates…last week he gave a full hour to Cruz and a full hour to Happy Face

    tonight, irony or all ironies…Donald’s pretaped show will be on Hannity which runs after Meghan K on Fox…so you might say, true to form, The Donald outfoxed fox and their prime female fox…

    well played Donald…well played

  8. {Candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a media availability press conference at The Old Post Office, soon to be Trump International Hotel, in Washington, DC.

    Amidst the public split within the GOP over Trump’s campaign, Mr. Trump will reportedly attend a meeting of Republicans, including perhaps some members of Congress, at the Jones Day law firm.

    That’s slated to be followed by a press availability at his Trump International Hotel project and his day will wrap up with remarks at AIPAC, where his fellow Republican rivals will also be taking their turns on the stage. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:15pm EDT:}

    Watching now on C-Span

  9. shadow…it is not a question of being angry with Hillary…many of us, I think Admin included, are disappointed and outraged on the basic essential changes that have become Hillary 2016…her message is a mess…she has contradicted herself over and over again…she is not ‘selling the same goods’ she did in 2008, she has done an about face…and she really looks opportunistic without showing the independent courage she once owned…she hears something Bernie or Trump are saying that is resonating and then she tries to copy them…it really is embarrassing…

    just look at the stats Admin provided above by all the people that have left her…and many of them are going you know where…my own friends cannot believe I am supporting Trump…me, the diehard Clinton supporter for over 24 YEARS…

    O ruined Hillary’s career…she let him steal the Presidency from under her…she did not fight…she caved…and now he has molded her to what she is and has become…and the party apparatus will never let her be free…she is now their figurehead…and it is sad but besides her campaign being a mess, I am sorry to say this, it is boring…

    she has pandered to BLM and illegals to the nth degree…at the expense of struggling Americans…she thinks are borders are just fine…she never speaks up for women who are attacked by refugees or american citizens who have had their family members killed by illegals…she plans to use our money to pay for her promises to everyone but the middle class

    the difference is, that before Hillary showed her 2016 self, you also were against all this stuff…I remember reading you over and over again on how some of these issues really bothered you and I do not remember you being an O supporter in any way

    but now comes Hillary 2016 which tells us outright that she is going to enforce O’s legacy and take it further

    but now you are able to rationalize all this and it seems ok with you now because you still “love/like” Hillary…you are willing to overlook things that you were against…and my guess is you would still be against if it were anybody else but Hillary…

    to many of us, in our hearts of hearts, as hard as it has been…we cannot do that…

    it is what it is…Hillary is a different person, the democratic party is a different party…it is now further left of center…

    and many of us do not want to go there…

    so why are you questioning us? You decided to go with the new 2016 version of Hillary
    many of us will fondly remember Hillary 2008…but we have moved on…and what happens to our country as a whole is more important

    Hillary is going to be fine…she has a wonderful life and still many charms ahead for her…but we cannot take the chance that she and the enormous influence the left and Soros has over her will get a chance to be set in motion…

    we have to think about the future of the generations to come…and at least leave them a country…with some borders…

  10. Shadowfax,

    Admin is practicing tough love. There is no rational defense for Hillary. I never thought she was the perfect candidate in 2008, just the best one. So who knows what evil she has to deal with now to stay in the game? I try not to judge, But too many of her positions now are unacceptable to me. I pray for her, a lot.

  11. Update: We will continue to pound Hillary2016 with brutal searing truth until Hillary Clinton stops lying and tells the truth about Barack Obama. Perhaps the results of our non-stop declarations of truth and reality are bearing fruit. Hillary Clinton continues to lie, but Bill Clinton is now telling some of the truth:



    Bill Clinton Trashes Obama: ‘Awful Legacy of the Last Eight Years’

    At an event today in Spokane, Washington, Bill Clinton called for putting “the awful legacy of the last 8 years behind us and the 7 years before that where we were practicing trickle down economics.” [snip]

    “But if you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that where we were practicing trickle-down economics with no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her. Because she’s the only person who basically has good ideas, will tell you how she’s going to pay for them, can be commander-in-chief, and is a proven change maker with Republicans and Democrats and Independents alike.”

    Bill Clinton needs to shout out the truth about Barack Obama as we have been promised. Bill Clinton should speak the truth with the same pride and brutality as Donald J. Trump did today (it’s still ongoing) before AIPAC. We’ll update when video of Trump’s AIPAC speech is available.

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  12. I don’t know why you all keep addressing shadows questions about poor Hillary, we keep saying the same things and..nada…
    Save your breath, at this point I think if shadow is looking for Hillary supporters, she needs to move On.

  13. Too late for me..truth is one thing,
    citizenship for illegals, muslim speedy immigration and open borders is another.
    Does she have the ovaries of steel to enact tarrifs?
    Not so sure, she has a lot of Goldman S. $$$$$

  14. sorry, Teddy Cruz, but Donald Trump just sucked all the oxygen out of the AIPAC audience.
    Trump knocked it outa’ the park. in contrast, Cruz is putting them to sleep.

  15. Transcript:

    http://time.com/4267058/donald-trump-aipac-speech-transcript/

    Good evening. I speak to you today as a lifelong supporter and true friend of Israel. I am a newcomer to politics but not to backing the Jewish state.

    In late 2001, weeks after the attacks on New York City and Washington – attacks perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists, Mayor Giuliani visited Israel to show solidarity with terror victims. I sent him in my plane because I backed the mission 100%.

    In Spring 2004, at the height of violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the Grand Marshal of the 40th Salute to Israel Parade, the largest single gathering in support of the Jewish state.

    It was a very dangerous time for Israel and frankly for anyone supporting Israel – many people turned down this honor –I did not, I took the risk.

    I didn’t come here tonight to pander to you about Israel. That’s what politicians do: all talk, no action. I came here to speak to you about where I stand on the future of American relations with our strategic ally, our unbreakable friendship, and our cultural brother, the only democracy in the Middle East, the State of Israel.

    My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran. I have been in business a long time. I know deal-making and let me tell you, this deal is catastrophic – for America, for Israel, and for the whole Middle East.

    The problem here is fundamental. We have rewarded the world’s leading state sponsor of terror with $150 billion and we received absolutely nothing in return.

    I’ve studied this issue in greater detail than almost anybody. The biggest concern with the deal is not necessarily that Iran is going to violate it, although it already has, the bigger problem is that they can keep the terms and still get to the bomb by simply running out the clock, and, of course, they keep the billions.

    The deal doesn’t even require Iran to dismantle its military nuclear capability! Yes, it places limits on its military nuclear program for only a certain number of years. But when those restrictions expire, Iran will have an industrial-size military nuclear capability ready to go, and with zero provision for delay no matter how bad Iran’s behavior is. When I am president, I will adopt a strategy that focuses on three things when it comes to Iran.

    First, we will stand up to Iran’s aggressive push to destabilize and dominate the region. Iran is a very big problem and will continue to be, but if I’m elected President, I know how to deal with trouble. Iran is a problem in Iraq, a problem in Syria, a problem in Lebanon, a problem in Yemen, and will be a very major problem for Saudi Arabia. Literally every day, Iran provides more and better weapons to their puppet states.

    Hezbollah in Lebanon has received sophisticated anti-ship weapons, anti-aircraft weapons, and GPS systems on rockets. Now they’re in Syria trying to establish another front against Israel from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

    In Gaza, Iran is supporting Hamas and Islamic Jihad – and in the West Bank they are openly offering Palestinians $7,000 per terror attack and $30,000 for every Palestinian terrorist’s home that’s been destroyed.

    Iran is financing military forces throughout the Middle East and it is absolutely indefensible that we handed them over $150 billion to facilitate even more acts of terror.

    Secondly, we will totally dismantle Iran’s global terror network. Iran has seeded terror groups all over the world. During the last five years, Iran has perpetrated terror attacks in 25 different countries on five continents. They’ve got terror cells everywhere, including in the western hemisphere very close to home. Iran is the biggest sponsor of terrorism around the world and we will work to dismantle that reach.

    Third, at the very least, we must hold Iran accountable by restructuring the terms of the previous deal. Iran has already – since the deal is in place – test-fired ballistic missiles three times. Those ballistic missiles, with a range of 1,250 miles, were designed to intimidate not only Israel, which is only 600 miles away but also intended to frighten Europe, and, someday, the United States.

    Do you want to hear something really shocking? As many of the great people in this room know, painted on those missiles – in both Hebrew and Farsi – were the words “Israel must be wiped off the face of the earth.”

    What kind of demented minds write that in Hebrew? And here’s another twisted part – testing these missiles does not even violate the horrible deal that we made!

    The deal is silent on test missiles but those tests DO violate UN Security Council Resolutions. The problem is, no one has done anything about it. Which brings me to my next point – the utter weakness and incompetence of the United Nations.

    The United Nations is not a friend of democracy. It’s not a friend to freedom. It’s not a friend even to the United States of America, where as all know, it has its home. And it surely isn’t a friend to Israel.

    With President Obama in his final year, discussions have been swirling about an attempt to bring a security council resolution on the terms of an eventual agreement between Israel and Palestine. Let me be clear: An agreement imposed by the UN would be a total and complete disaster. The United States must oppose this resolution and use the power of our veto. Why? Because that’s not how you make a deal.

    Deals are made when parties come to the table and negotiate. Each side must give up something it values in exchange for something it requires. A deal that imposes conditions on Israel and the Palestinian Authority will do nothing to bring peace. It will only further delegitimize Israel and it would reward Palestinian terrorism, because every day they are stabbing Israelis – and even Americans.

    Just last week, American Taylor Allen Force, a West Point grad who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was murdered in the street by a knife-wielding Palestinian. You don’t reward that behavior, you confront it!

    It’s not up the United Nations to impose a solution. The parties must negotiate a resolution themselves. The United States can be useful as a facilitator of negotiations, but no one should be telling Israel it must abide by some agreement made by others thousands of miles away that don’t even really know what’s happening.

    When I’m president, believe me, I will veto any attempt by the UN to impose its will on the Jewish state. You see, I know about deal-making – that’s what I do. I wrote The Art of the Deal, one of the all-time best-selling books about deals and deal making. To make a great deal, you need two willing participants.

    We know Israel is willing to deal. Israel has been trying to sit down at the negotiating table, without pre-conditions, for years. You had Camp David in 2000, where Prime Minister Barak made an incredible offer – maybe even too generous. Arafat rejected it.

    In 2008, Prime Minister Olmert made an equally generous offer. The Palestinian Authority rejected it. Then John Kerry tried to come up with a framework and Abbas didn’t even respond, not even to the Secretary of State of the United States of America!

    When I become President, the days of treating Israel like a second-class citizen will end on Day One. I will meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu immediately. I have known him for many years and we will be able to work closely together to help bring stability and peace to Israel and to the entire region.

    Meanwhile, every single day, you have rampant incitement and children being taught to hate Israel and hate the Jews. When you live in a society where the firefighters are the hero’s little kids want to be firefighters.

    When you live in a society where athletes and movie stars are heroes, little kids want to be athletes and movie stars. In Palestinian society, the heroes are those who murder Jews – we can’t let this continue. You cannot achieve peace if terrorists are treated as martyrs. Glorifying terrorists is a tremendous barrier to peace.

    In Palestinian textbooks and mosques, you’ve got a culture of hatred that has been fermenting there for years, and if we want to achieve peace, they’ve got to end this indoctrination of hatred. There is no moral equivalency. Israel does not name public squares after terrorists. Israel does not pay its children to stab random Palestinians.

    You see, what President Obama gets wrong about deal making is that he constantly applies pressure to our friends and rewards our enemies. That pattern, practiced by the President and his administration, including former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has repeated itself over and over and has done nothing but embolden those who hate America. We saw that with releasing $150 billion to Iran in the hope that they would magically join the world community – It’s the same with Israel and Palestine.

    President Obama thinks that applying pressure to Israel will force the issue, but it’s precisely the opposite. Already, half the population of Palestine has been taken over by the Palestinian ISIS in Hamas, and the other half refuses to confront the first half, so it’s a very difficult situation but when the United States stands with Israel, the chances of peace actually rise. That’s what will happen when I’m president.

    We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem – and we will send a clear signal that there is no daylight between America and our most reliable ally, the state of Israel.

    The Palestinians must come to the table knowing that the bond between the United States and Israel is unbreakable. They must come to the table willing and able to stop the terror being committed on a daily basis against Israel and they must come to the table willing to accept that Israel is a Jewish State and it will forever exist as a Jewish State.

    Thank you very much, its been a great honor to be with you.

  16. gonzotx
    March 21, 2016 at 6:53 pm
    ———-
    Gonzo…..I have to agree with you. I, like you am out of patience trying to explain. This blog has changed direction and anyone who spends the time to read Admin’s posts will understand why. End of story.

  17. admin
    March 21, 2016 at 6:55 pm
    Trump’s very good, if not great, speech to AIPAC:

    ———-
    I have read great speeches, from the funeral oration of Pericles up to the present.

    The speech Donald delivered before that audience was sublime.

    Vin Webber gets exoricsed about this.

    He calls Donald “an authoritarian’.

    If that is the criticism, fine.

    Then he would have similar objections to Lincoln and to FDR.

    For by his criterion they were authoritarians as well.

    But in any time of national crisis, men like Donald step forward.

    The public must then decide whether they want a solution to the problem, or someone who does not scare the horses (spelled harlots)

  18. gonzotx
    March 21, 2016 at 7:41 pm
    Obama tells Castro he wouldn’t disagree with criticisms of the United States
    ——–
    Given his communist roots, and his posture as a globalist, this is about what you would expect.

    The problem is, big media and the RION go along with him.

    With big media, it is 24/7 worship–because it is good for their 401ks.

    With the RINO, it is failure theater–because he reckons the base will never catch on.

    As a result, the checks and balances against Obama have been removed, and he is free to wander about like a free range chicken, destroying the reputation of the United States. I believe he will sign an executive order giving reparations to blacks in this country, and to the Castro brothers in Cuba.

  19. Lu4PUMA
    March 21, 2016 at 8:47 pm
    Naked Melina attack ads on the way. I say, more votes for Donald, so does zerohedge
    ———-
    Frank Luntz must be running the focus group that thought this was an effective ad in a Mormon state.

  20. BO had pictures of his mother posing in the nude floating around the internet. They never made it in to attack ads, though.

  21. Borrowing from one of Admin’s earlier brilliant columns:

    “The establishment attacks against Donald J. Trump failed. The “Trump is no conservative” attack failed. The “Trump is unpopular” attack failed. The “Trump can’t win without Hispanic support” attack failed. The “Trump can’t win without women” attack failed. The “Trump is not a serious candidate” attack failed. The “Trump won’t run” attack failed. The “Trump won’t disclose his finances” attack failed. The “Trump will blow himself up” attack failed. The “Trump can’t win the war against Fox News” attack failed. The “Trump won’t sign a loyalty oath we designed to block him” attack failed. The “Trump has no positions” attack failed. The “Trump positions are ridiculous” attack failed. The “Trump raped his wife” attack failed. The “Trump has no organization” attack failed. The “Trump won’t spend money” attack failed. The “Trump is a billionaire” attack failed. The “Trump is too rich to understand non-rich people” attack failed. The “Trump wants to raise taxes” attack failed. The “Trump is a clown” attack failed. The “Trump supporters are clowns” attack failed. The “Trump insulted McCain” attack failed. The “Trump insulted veterans” attack failed. The “Trump is mean” attack failed. The “Trump has a bad tone” attack failed. The “Trump is not nice” attack failed. The “Trump won’t stay in the race” attack failed. The “Trump supporters are not registered to vote” attack failed. The “Trump is a racist” attempt failed. The “Trump will weaken” attacks failed.”

    Please add The “Trump’s wife posed nude” attacks failed.

    Frankly, Scarlett, we don’t give a damn.

  22. This RNC delegate is a Trump supporter, and looks to me like a very smart woman. She and others are preparing to fight efforts by the Bush cabal to steal the nomination. I really like the way she handles herself in this interview. Very impressive.

    By the way, she never said the primary votes don’t matter. She merely said it is the delegates job to select the candidate, which is simply the truth. It is also the truth that those votes matter a great deal politically, because we are talking about not only the presidential nomination, but all the down ticket elections. If the steal the nomination, it will be a death sentence for the party.

    This misquotation in the link below however is hardly surprising. It comes from the same NBC affiliate that moderated a prior debate, wherein their moderator was roundly condemned for the cheap hatchet job he tried to pull off. John Harwood is his name.

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/21/2nd-gop-delegate-says-primary-votes-dont-matter.html

  23. Here is her bio:

    Diana Orrock
    NATIONAL COMMITTEEWOMAN

    Diana Orrock was elected to the Republican National Committee as the National Committeewoman for Nevada in 2012. Diana is married, has 3 grown children, and is a 50-year resident of Las Vegas, NV. She has been involved in Nevada politics for almost 20 years. Orrock has served as an executive board member of the Clark County Republican Party, a central committee member of the Nevada Republican Party, and has volunteered on political campaigns at both the local, state, and federal levels. She was the first female criminalist hired by the LVMPD, has worked as a toxicologist and a Pediatric R.N., and she earned her two B.S. degrees from UNLV.

  24. Admin: The muddled message mess that is Hillary2016 is in a foreign language. We translate: Mr. Burns: Ah, it’s as easy as crushing an ant! [Bernie Sanders appears] You know? [the ant takes control and there is a surrender AARRGGHH!!! Oh! Take my wallet and leave me alone!
    ———-
    That is hysterically funny.

  25. admin
    March 21, 2016 at 7:12 pm
    ————————————
    Obama’s foreign policy amounted to nothing more than magical thinking.

  26. If you listen to the 12 minute segment in the link above, Roger Stone provides a harsh insider perspective on Ted Cruz. Not surprisingly Admin, and my friend the clairvoyant were got there first. Me, I was initially supportive of Cruz, until I had more information. Its like John Maynard Keynes said: change the facts, I change my answers. What do you do? If that question were put to big media, the answer would be to censor, deny, distort, or just flat lie in support of Obama. They are the enemy within.

  27. Someone told me that Paul Ryan looks like Eddie Munster.

    I told them I thought he looks more like a bloodsucking Wisconsin Hoary Bat.

    http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/eek/critter/mammal/wiscbat.htm

    A Munster or a bat.

    Who can say for sure?

    But one thing is beyond cavil

    Paul Ryan has a special place in the Guinness Book of World Records:

    First candidate to lose a debate against Biden.

    Yes, Biden, who laughs like a hyena and never once had a rational thought in his head.

    Demon rum has destroyed all his brain cells.

  28. Terrorists attacks in Belgium, Obama kissing communist murderer’s ass in Cuba, Big Dog saying out loud what’s obvious. And it is another election day for lucky Trump.

  29. Chelsea is increasingly coming across as a out of touch, elitist, “let them eat cake”, pampered and condescending bubble princess. Let the little people pay for the even littler people’s healthcare is not exactly something she appears to have discussed with her father who actually used to “do” budgets. I know she has an expensive education, has worked for her parents, but I’m not picking up that she is very bright or been in the real world. She just spouts lefty shit from Stanford. She sounds like a apparatchik from the UN or Amnesty International. Budgets? We don’t need practicality. This is the pie and everyone must share while I have my own pie. Eleanor Roosevelt she ain’t.

  30. Update: More “obvious” crass “brutal searing truth” from us today. Donald J. Trump was likely to win Arizona today but Trump was also likely to be brutally beaten in Utah as well. The latest poll from Utah had Lyin’ Ted Cruz over the 50% threshold to make Utah a winner take all state. To make matters worse for Trump, the polls registered Trump support at 11%, not enough to get past the 15% threshold to get any delegates. But then, as we write below about Hulk Hogan’s effect on Donald Trump and how outside events continue to prove Trump correct when Trump needs help the most, outside events have intervened.

    The outside events are the multiple Islamic terror attacks in Belgium today. No comment yet from Barack Obama as he cavorts in Cuba with communist criminals. To be brutally crass and say the obvious, these latest Islamic terror attacks politically help Trump. If Hillary2016 ever makes it to the general election this intrusion of reality in the form of Islamic terror attacks blow up the Hillary campaign. Blown up!

    The Islamic terror attacks in Belgium today, with multiple deaths in multiple places, help Trump, because, to quote Bill Clinton “better to be strong and wrong, than weak and right.” That Trump is strong and correct additionally helps Trump. That Hillary won’t talk about the Islamic religion and the institutionalized misogyny therein, that Hillary won’t talk about the sexual attacks by Islamic men in Europe against women because Hillary wants Muslim votes is a suicide bomb embedded in Hillary2016.

    Trump is additionally helped because these events, one near the European Union headquarters, follow his powerful presentation to AIPAC last night. Most of Big Media carried Trump’s speech because of the expected protests against Trump which did not occur. The controversy helped Trump. Here’s Trump’s AIPAC speech and notice how he starts his speech in the first sentence with strong comments against Islamic terror:



    Here’s a live feed of European coverage of the terror attacks today:



    Remember all the above and the below as we watch the election returns come in tonight.

    ———————————————————

  31. Footnote to Update:
    Re TV
    Midnight and NYC PBS was dissing Trump AIPAC appearance.
    4:30 AM. Most stations are carrying live about Belgium
    5:30 AM ABC NY began tweeting it would resume normal programming at 6 AM.
    lol

  32. admin
    March 22, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Oh yeah, this is Holy Week for Christians.

    Lucky Trump. He is already on tv hammering it home. This attack is aimed at the European capital government of Western Civilization. NYC and Brussels are the symbolic capitals if not actual capitals. The metro station bombed is the primary one used by EU parliament workers so it was a strategic target. Now Hollande is saying “We are at war” but is he going to make them assimilate or deport them?

  33. This and that:

    Utah is Mormon country. Beck and Romney have got that group covered. If Kasich can keep Cruz from hitting 50% he will be the spoiler for Cruz and not Trump. Arizona is the real Trumpster prize.

    The news this morning from Europe is horrible. My heart goes out to those people. How is it possible an entire continent can ignore 1400 years of history? Much of that history their own.

    Something of that magnitude here and it is game over for all but one of the remaining contenders.

  34. Felix_the_Infidel

    March 22, 2016 at 8:48 am

    This and that:

    How is it possible an entire continent can ignore 1400 years of history? Much of that history their own.

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________

    Leftard self-hate and refusal to see the World as it is, rather than how they wish it were. It is going to take even more destruction and death served courtesy of their imported barbarians before anything happens. The European governments will fire on their own people before they’ll admit mistake and send these animals back where they belong.

    If HRC is elected, it will be the same here.

  35. It is terrible that anything like this should have happened, but assuming arguendo that it had to happen, and because of the policy of Merkel and the EU it was bound to happen somewhere in Europe, it is apropos that it would happen in the city and nation where the architects of this immigration disaster launched their disastrous policies. IT IS ALWAYS BEST when the architects of disaster, in our case the elites in Washington feel the effects personally, rather than innocent people. The WHOLE problem today is the elites are insulated from the results of their disastrous policies, whereas now they cannot hide their eyes like little children from the disaster which they and they alone have wrought.

  36. Mormaer
    March 22, 2016 at 7:52 am
    ——–
    I hope you saw the Roger Stone interview I posted above. It is 3 hours long, and it is all worth watching for anyone who has the time. The 12 minute segment I directed anyone who is interested’s attention to covers the convention strategy, who Ted Cruz really is, namely a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and how what we are likely to find ahead is not the peaceful acceptance of Donald by the elites, as would occur in a hostile take over situation, but an Armageddon. I fear, but believe he is right, because, unlike 1980, when the insurgent Reagan was accepted by the elites of that era, at the terrible cost of accepting crime lord George Herbert Walker Bush as his vice president, today no such deal is possible, there is no party leadership like there was then to mediate such disputes, and they would rather have Hillary who will continue the corrupt status quo than Trump who would change it. In fact, the elites have been surprising clear and vocal about this, especially William Kristol. To be crystal clear what we have here is one thing and one thing only: CLASS WARFARE. You can believe that because it is absolutely, positively rue.

  37. wbboei

    March 22, 2016 at 10:28 am

    IT IS ALWAYS BEST when the architects of disaster, in our case the elites in Washington feel the effects personally, rather than innocent people.
    _________________________________________________________________________

    It is nothing more than an annoyance, at worse an inconvenience to them. They feel no effects, what was it our estimable President said, “[a] bump in the road”.

  38. blowme0bama
    March 22, 2016 at 10:57 am
    —–
    My point is, it will not register with them until they lose someone they know. Then the tragedy of this will finally strike home. Until then, the let them eat cake mentality will prevail.

    Are the elites stupid people, or are they simply indifferent to the plight they are creating for others? Well, yes and no. Their goal is to merge the world economy, and part of it involves per force, taking down the United States. They were prepared for the costs. If you will recall, Obama was obsessing not about the threat of a dirty bomb, but about the public reaction if one were detonated. He is less afraid of what a Muslim terrorist would do, and more afraid of what the public reaction to it might be. What they failed to realize is the could not control all the forces they have unleashed. Our goal is to be certain that the those effects rain down on them rather than innocent people. If you expect me to provide a game plan for this, I don’t have one. I can only say in the estimable words of that paragon of virtue Reverend Wright, THEIR chickens will come home to roost, and there really isn’t much they can do about it.

    The problem with this discussion, as the clairvoyant keeps telling me is the people of this country have this Norman Rockwell concept of our government–one that Madison among others did not have. He knew men were not alabaster saints, and that without proper restraints they would commit every crime imaginable. The clairovyant says it is only when the public becomes educated on what the elites are doing that change becomes possible, but that task is difficult when big media is complicit in this globalist scheme. And that is because, in all cases, they are owned today by multinational corporations who aspire to create that world market, and the feudalistic society that goes with it.

  39. By not listening to Admin, Hillary has placed herself in a position where, wherever she turns, and throws the dice, they come up snake eyes. That is what Richard who is in the tank for no candidate is saying. He gets no argument from me on this.
    —–

    The Thin Blue Line
    BY RICHARD FERNANDEZ MARCH 20, 2016 CHAT 174 COMMENTS

    Anatomy of an insurgency

    Dan Balz, writing in the Washington Post, says both parties are trying to make sense of the “racial, class and gender divisions” unexpectedly revealed by the thunder-flashes from “America’s angry year”. Challenges are being discovered where none were anticipated. The pundits’ surprise recalls the moment when Lt William Vereker, on a routine patrol from the British camp at Isandlwana looked down into the Ngwebeni valley to find it boiling with the hitherto unseen main Zulu Army of 20,000 men.

    As in 1879 the political scouts are rushing back to inform the camp of the unanticipated development. Shocked but still undaunted, the pundits remain confident that the threat can be stopped by the Democrat “Blue Wall” in the industrial and upper Midwest. There, media artillery and the technologically superior liberal ground game are expected to hold the line against the angry white voter.

    Ruy Teixeira, a senior fellow at the progressive Center for American Progress, said Trump’s only path to victory lies in “a spike of white working-class support. . . . It’s trying to break apart the heartland part of the ‘blue wall,’ with less emphasis on the rest of the country.”

    The “blue wall” is a term coined by journalist Ronald Brownstein of Atlantic Media and refers to the 18 states plus the District of Columbia that Democrats have won in the past six elections. Those states add up to 242 electoral votes, giving Democrats a foundation and therefore several combinations of other states to get to 270. …

    Yet despite the outward Democratic confidence there are worries that the white voter impis may outflank the firing line. “’If he drives big turnout increases with white voters, especially with white male voters, that has the potential to change the map,’ said a veteran of Obama’s campaigns, who spoke anonymously in order to share current analysis of the fall campaign.”

    The more perceptive Democratic strategists are worried Hillary might be caught on the horns of a dilemma. Jeff Spross of the Week noted that Hillary had two flanks to simultaneously defend: the Left and the Right. If she blocked the one she could not block the other.

    There are three ways to go up against Trump: option one, address the new wave of populist anger directly, and try to add as many Sanders voters, and maybe even potential Trump voters, to the Obama coalition as possible; option two, try to bring in the more cosmopolitan Republicans who would never pull the lever for Trump; or option three, do nothing and just try to pull off 2008 and 2012 again.
    Since option three would increase Trump’s chances of winning, the Democrats will probably pick the first or second options. Which they choose will say a lot about what makes the Democratic Party tick.

    Option one will require a sharp left turn … The problem is, option two will require the Democrats to take the exact opposite approach. … Courting these disaffected GOP votes will require Clinton to lay off high-end tax hikes, and to start stumping for thing like free trade, reductions in government spending, work requirements for welfare programs, or cuts to Social Security.

    She’s damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t. The trouble is that Hillary’s choice may already have been pre-empted by events. They’re going left. Activists maddened at the very idea of Trump’s candidacy “blocked a main highway leading into Fountain Hills where Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump held a campaign rally Saturday.” Acting with an unshakable sense of ideological superiority, “the protesters parked their cars in the middle of the road, unfurling banners with anti-Trump slogans and chanting ‘Trump is hate.’ The disruption caused a lengthy traffic backup, and drivers honked their horns in frustration.” Like Col. Pulleine on that fateful date in 1879, Hillary has no choice but be dragged where they go. Sanders’ troops, Hillary’s personal Colonel Durnford, are off to teach the natives a lesson in an independent and uncoordinated action.

    If the Left flank collapses or supercharges Trump … well … the camp may be open. Worse, nothing Hillary does will change the most significant political fact: she is in for a fight she did not predict. The unanticipated voter insurgency is powered by a long term decline in the mobility and income of the middle class. Derek Thompson, writing in the Atlantic notes that “one of the underlying themes of the tumultuous presidential election is that middle-class Americans feel like they’re stuck in a rut.” He writes:

    Indeed, U.S. workers’ share of national income has been shrinking since the late 1990s (meaning that more of it than ever is going to the top 1 percent), and average annual income growth in the United States for the “bottom” 90 percent has been negative for the last two decades.
    SPONSORED

    That would be news to president Obama who only this month boasted that the U.S. economy was the envy of the world and that Republican presidential candidates should stop talking down the economy.

    “The facts don’t lie….America is pretty darn great right now,” Obama said in remarks to reporters ahead of a meeting of his economic team. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s motto is “Make America Great Again.”

    They didn’t seriously see it coming. Consequently everything could be out of reckoning. If the voters feel they are losing the American dream then the Blue Wall that Hillary is counting on to stop Trump may itself be rotting from within. The deep economic roots of the unrest means that even if Hillary survives, the voter impis will be back — again and again. The RAND corporation, after studying 89 historical insurgencies noted that if they survived the “proto-stage” they were likely to continue for an average of 10 years.

    In retrospect the Tea Party, whose death the media announced repeatedly and often, may have signified the start of rebellion the pundits refused to take seriously. Now having failed to strangle it in the crib, the unrest will likely outlast November, 2016. “Once an insurgency starts its third decade, the government takes longer to win it than to lose it,” says the RAND report, citing theories which hold that once an insurgency spreads to 25% of the population there is no alternative to a long and uncertain war.

    By that metric the fight will be on for a long, long time. Perhaps more disturbingly for the political elites, the insurgency seems to reflect a global trend. The idea that a dominant Federal Government and an expanding European Union represent the pre-ordained fulfillment of a Hegelian progressive arc is being challenged as never before.

    If you can’t be sure of the inevitability of progressivism, what can you believe in? Conventional wisdom holds that Hillary can easily defeat a Republican challenger made ugly by “intolerance” and “bigotry”. But given the miscalculations of the past months there must be some doubt whether Hillary may confidently shelter behind her Blue Wall. There may be some reason to suspect that her Left Wing will not shut the savages down.

    The biggest potential mistake the Democratic party can make is to imagine that “America’s angry year” was created by Trump; that by stopping him they will have won their war. The RAND history survey suggests this is unlikely. It is the long term trends that will be decisive. Elites facing an insurgency often discover the need for strategic patience and solutions only long after their overconfidence has doomed them to defeat.

  40. foxyladi14
    March 22, 2016 at 11:30 am
    —————————————
    Trump is going to have a field day repeatedly showing that photo of Hillary wearing a hibab and collecting $500,000 from a Pakistani Muslim fund raiser in light of the Brussels attacks by ISIS.

  41. The apologists are going to continue to claim that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam and that the bombings are proof that we need to be more understanding and accommodate the needs of Muslims who are in this country. Their arguments remind me that of a battered spouse who keeps making lame excuses for their abuser saying that it is their fault, they deserved the abuse, blah blah blah.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/isis-claims-responsibility-for-brussels-attacks-explosions-bombings-at-airport-and-maalbeek-maelbeek-a6946136.html

  42. wbboei

    March 22, 2016 at 11:42 am

    blowme0bama
    March 22, 2016 at 10:57 am
    —–
    My point is, it will not register with them until they lose someone they know. Then the tragedy of this will finally strike home. Until then, the let them eat cake mentality will prevail.
    _________________________________________________________________

    I understood your point, and have made it myself many times. MY POINT is that they did not feel any effect and will *never* feel any direct effect. It is up to the people to bring it home to them. #PitchForksForBrussels

  43. Problem is Islam…and people are so terrified that that is the truth they are willing to lie, cheat, and condemn us all not to face the fact.

  44. Countries that have always had to deal with Muslim minorities such as India and the Philippines know very well what a bunch of troublemakers they are. It’s only more recently with the increased immigration of Muslims into Europe and North America that the West is finally getting a taste of what a lovely bunch of people they are.

  45. Teddy Roosevelt had it right:

    “In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
    – Theodore Roosevelt, 1907

  46. Trump is going to have a field day repeatedly showing that photo of Hillary wearing a hibab and collecting $500,000 from a Pakistani Muslim fund raiser in light of the Brussels attacks by ISIS.
    ———
    The habib came from Bergorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue across from Trump Tower and was paid for by the Clinton Global Initiative. Soon, they will be the fashion rage in all the former centers of western culture. Steinham says sharia law is liberating, as long as the democrat party supports it. And I say, why drive when you can be a rich pedestrian. Lets all go global, kiss national sovereignty goodbye, and sing along with the globalists.

    https://youtu.be/qwnyIOoL-LM

    (Note: msnbc tells us “voters are embarrassed by Trump”. If those voters, whoever the fuck they are–if they are out there hiding in caves fear not Luntz will find them, if they want to be embarrassed about something, it should be their own IGNORANCE!).

  47. “If those voters, whoever the fuck they are–if they are out there hiding in caves fear not Luntz will find them, if they want to be embarrassed about something, it should be their own IGNORANCE!).”

    I think they should be embarrassed by their own cowardice.

  48. Former Pat Buchanan Adviser Prepares Third Party Vessel For Donald Trump

    ALEX PFEIFFER
    Reporter
    9:21 PM 03/21/2016
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    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in Altoona, Iowa, January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

    A former Pat Buchanan adviser has launched a petition that threatens to launch a new political movement if the Republican Party fails to nominate Donald Trump.

    Paul Nagy founded the Draft Buchanan movement in 1992 and went on to serve as his Northeast campaign director. On Sunday, he launched a petition titled “We Will Walk,” which currently has over 1,000 signatures.

    The petition states: “Let it be understood that if Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party power brokers steal the Republican nomination from Donald Trump at the convention — when Trump is the clear leader — we will walk out of the Republican party and not support its nominee.”

    Nagy told The Daily Caller Monday that he thinks the chances of Trump of having the plurality of delegates and not receiving the nomination is over 50 percent. He said he is working now “to make sure if that happens there is a vehicle for Donald Trump to step into.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/21/former-pat-buchanan-adviser-prepares-third-party-vessel-for-donald-trump/#ixzz43fGB0pju

  49. I spoke to a Republican Party delegate from my state a minute ago. I supported him years ago when he ran against that nut job Jim McDermott (R-Wa). He told me some things that you may find interesting about the primary process, which are not discussed by our dearly beloved pull the wool over their eyes, lie cheat and steal big media.

    For one thing, if Trump has the majority of delegates on the first vote at the convention he is the nominee and there aint nothing the Bush cabal (Kasich, Cruz, Romney) can do about it. In most cases, the delegates are required by state law to support the candidate chosen by their voters, but only on the first ballot. In the election of 1860 the newly formed Republican Party held their convention, Seward from New York had the most votes but not a majority. Therefore they conducted follow up ballots, and as a result Lincoln won, and Seward ended up in his cabinet as Secretary of State, and later bought Alaska from the Czar. At the Democrat convention in 1920, no candidate had a majority and they conducted 103 follow up ballots to determine the nominee. It took several weeks. Therefore, despite divisions, there is no risk of a hung jury.

  50. The problem you run into is in states like Colorado and North Dakota where there is no primary. Those delegates are selected by the establishment. And they will all vote against for the Bush cabal. They are no different than soviet style appartneks–unwilling to consider the will of the people, aiders and abettors of the globalist juggarnut.

  51. wbboei

    March 22, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I voted for Hilary in the NY state primary in 2008 which she won by a huge margin. I thought that the delegates were bound to vote or Hillary on the first ballot but Hillary gave her delegates to Obama on the first ballot. I found out later that it was not law. Basically Hillary disenfranchised me. My vote did not count, my trip to the polls was a waste of time. We do not live in a democracy. We do not have one person, one vote like they do in a parliamentary country like France, Britain, Israel, Denmark etc.

  52. Prays to the victims of the horrific terrorist attack. This happening 2 days after the terrorist from the French attacks was captured. Meanwhile Europe is almost lost but their main focus is still condemning Israeli settlements and labeling produce originating from what they refer to as occupied territory (the realit is it is the Jewish peoples homeland). Maybe the Euros and lefties here will get a better understanding of whom their real enemies are but I doubt it.

  53. Shadowfax, you are my friend and I understand how you feel. I am angry as hell at Hillary but still hope she makes the transition back to Hillary 08 so I can support her..hang in there and we need your contributions here.

  54. ((jb))

    You are a true friend and it’s people like you that have made it hard for me to break away.

    Last night, I was pretty much done with this site, and I am torn when I see your post.

  55. I post on a Rolling Stones site, and believe me the Stones/Beatles fights are epic compared to this stuff!!!!:)

  56. JB

    Haha, I didn’t know there was such a site. I thought that war was over once Paul and John went off on their own and later when John was killed.

    The winner is the band that has stayed together through thick and thin, and are still singing and playing their hearts out.

  57. Correct…but the masses still prefer that sweet boy band and if you think defending Hillary is tough, take on a Beatles fan(s) who troll the site…:). I am telling you the fighting makes politics look like a gentlemen’s sport..lol. Anyway, hang in there and hopefully Hillary wins the primary and we see where we stand in a few months…

  58. JBStonesFan/Shadowfax, toughest “greatest” fight we ever heard was a Buster Keaton v. Charlie Chaplin film students fight. The insults and broken friendships from that one over two guys that have long been dead are ones we will never forget.

    Musically, try fighting the “who’s the greatest?” fight in a Bob Dylan or Elvis Presley, or Frank Sinatra bloodfest.

    Our answers to the above: Keaton and Sinatra (though we love them all).

  59. Admin thanks for lightening it up and joining in the fun. My vote has to always be Charlie and Dylan would be my vote for this era…

  60. Massive Voter Fraud – TONIGHT IN Utah’s GOP Primary?!?!
    Kosar

    Major questions are being raised about tonight’s Utah Republican Presidential Primary.With 40 delegates, the state’s “winner take all” election process makes this a critical night for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), if he wishes to fight conservative businessman Donald J. Trump all the way to the RNC convention in Cleveland, Ohio this summer.

    But now, MAJOR questions are being raised about Utah’s very unusual internet-based voting process.

    A bombshell report shows that the technology to conduct web-based voting comes from Smartmatic Group, which is based in England. Currently, the chairman of Smartmatic is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, who also is on the board of billionaire liberal Geroge Soros’ Open Society Foundation and has personal ties to the billionaire.

    More than a half-million dollars have been donated to Ohio Governor John Kasich’s Super PAC from Soros-related hedge fund managers.

    The Wall Street Journal reports this as “one of the biggest online votes conducted so far in the U.S.” In addition:

    Utah residents will have the option of casting ballots in the Republican presidential contest using computers, tablets, and smartphones next week. …

    Online “polls” will be open between 7:00 a.m. and 11 p.m. on March 22. Voters will get a receipt that will verify that their vote was recorded correctly. The state party declined to release the number of online voter registrations that it has received. …

    “We expect all the jurisdictions across the U.S. to take notice and to look at this experience as something to study and, hopefully, follow,” said Antonio Mugica, founder and chief executive of Smartmatic Group, an election-equipment vendor that is running the Utah election.

    Mugica tried to address online voting concerns, noting that the company has “security protocols” and backups of data in case of recounts. But as internet hackers know, no web-based server is truly secure. (Just ask Hillary Clinton!)

    WSJ didn’t mention the company’s chairman’s left-wing biography, which is posted publicly on their website:

    Mark Malloch-Brown is a former number two in the United Nations as well as having served in the British Cabinet and Foreign Office. He now sits in the House of Lords and is active both in business and in the non-profit world. He also remains deeply involved in international affairs.

    Mark served as Deputy Secretary-General and Chief of Staff of the UN under Kofi Annan. For six years before that he was Administrator of the UNDP, leading the UN’s development efforts around the world. He was later Minister of State in the Foreign Office, covering Africa and Asia, and was a member of Gordon Brown’s cabinet.

    Other positions have included vice-chairman of George Soros’s Investment Funds, as well as his Open Society Institute, a Vice-President at the World Bank and the lead international partner at Sawyer Miller, a political consulting firm. He also has served as Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum. He began his career as a journalist at The Economist.

    Malloch-Brown also serves on Soros’ International Crisis Group board.

    Obama recently said at the South by Southwest technology festival in Texas that he supports expanded online voting systems. And in 2014, he created a commission to generate a report about how best to ensure online voter integrity.

    Do you think there could be funny business going on today in Utah’s important GOP Primary?

    Read more: http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/massive-voter-fraud-tonight-utah-primary/#ixzz43gBwzi00

  61. American Samoa is also caucus and 25% Mormon… there’s that…
    so Ted will grab 2 tonight and be crowing..I didn’t know snakes crow..
    Well I guess Obama does, so there’s that comparison.

  62. People are still in line in AZ…lots

    Cruz, or one of his 8, cues 8 superpacs…put out, a disgusting ad on Melenia (sp), from one of her photo shoots, inferring she’s a slut ..

    Trump is pissed…Apparently there is something about Cruz past that’s sexually slimy and something about his wife’s past Trump cautioned Cruz to desist. ..
    Hate to see this go there. ..

  63. Really? They were saying people still in line In AZ..great news cause Crazy Lyin’Cruz spokes person said Cruz would sweep tonight!

  64. Talking Heads down playing AZ where Trump not only won 10% more than polling, but promoting the theme that Utah is the big win tonight.

    Such Bs…Please dear God don’t let Cruz get 50%

  65. Hillary and Trump win AZ (only 1% of the vote for this), but this is the weird thing to me:

    D. Trump
    46.5%
    159,615 58

    T. Cruz
    21.1%
    72,615

    M. Rubio
    16.8%
    57,760

    J. Kasich
    10.0%

    Why in the Hell are folks in AZ still voting for Ruby and Carson, when they have dropped out of the frickin’ race? Do they think it will stop Trump??

    Hillary is winning by a big margin:

    Winner H. Clinton
    60.5%
    194,453 45

    B. Sanders
    37.0%
    118,842 17

  66. Trump getting creamed in Utah…3rd 27% in and at 13.8 percent….come on we can still get 15%.

    Yuck!

  67. ok Utah, you’ve had your 15 minutes of fame, now go away.
    Wisconsin is what worries me. They have 42 delegates and a winner take all. If they vote like their neighbor, Minnesota, we’re toast.

    Admin – any insight to the Wisconsin mentality?

  68. Who could ever believe the vote in Utah, with such obvious conflict of interest in the control of the votes?

  69. And Wisconsin has Walker who hates Trump and has the Republican machinery working overtime to deny trump and on top of that the RNC penis and Ryan are from there …not going to be pretty

  70. This is not the first time the Mormons have made war on the United States.
    ———
    The Mountain Meadows massacre was a series of attacks on the Baker–Fancher emigrant wagon train, at Mountain Meadows in southern Utah. The attacks began on September 7 and culminated on September 11, 1857, resulting in the mass slaughter of most in the emigrant party by members of the Utah Territorial Militia from the Iron County district, together with some Paiute Native Americans. Intending to leave no witnesses and thus prevent reprisals, the perpetrators killed all the adults and older children—about 120 men, women, and children in total. Seventeen children, all younger than seven, were spared.

    The wagon train, mostly families from Arkansas, was bound for California on a route that passed through the Utah Territory, during a conflict later known as the Utah War. After arriving in Salt Lake City, the Baker–Fancher party made their way south, eventually stopping to rest at Mountain Meadows. While the emigrants were camped at the meadow, nearby militia leaders, including Isaac C. Haight and John D. Lee, joined forces to organize an attack on the wagon train.

    The militia, officially called the Nauvoo Legion, was composed of Utah’s Mormon settlers (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the LDS Church). Intending to give the appearance of Native American aggression, their plan was to arm some Southern Paiute Native Americans and persuade them to join with a larger party of their own militiamen—disguised as Native Americans—in an attack. During the militia’s first assault on the wagon train the emigrants fought back, and a five-day siege ensued. Eventually fear spread among the militia’s leaders that some emigrants had caught sight of white men and had likely discovered the identity of their attackers. As a result militia commander William H. Dame ordered his forces to kill the emigrants.

    By this time the emigrants were running low on water and provisions, and allowed some approaching members of the militia—who carried a white flag—to enter their camp. The militia members assured the emigrants they were protected and escorted them from the hasty fortification. After walking a distance from the camp, the militiamen, with the help of auxiliary forces hiding nearby, attacked the emigrants and killed all of them that they thought were old enough to be potential witnesses to report the attack.

    Following the massacre, the perpetrators hastily buried the victims, leaving the bodies vulnerable to wild animals and the climate. Local families took in the surviving children, and many of the victims’ possessions were auctioned off. Investigations, after interruption by the American Civil War, resulted in nine indictments during 1874.

  71. 9 indictments, Mormon trial one conviction, and their descendants are part of that same community today. Historians speculate that the Mormon king Joseph Smith gave the okay for the massacre. He of course denies it. Just like Romney would.

  72. Im sorry, i know many Mormons in Austin, it is beyond group think.
    They are a racist group, anti womens rights. Yet as sweet as can be to your face.
    Their relgion is just bizarre.
    With all that, they are superficially the nicest people in The world

  73. lorac
    March 23, 2016 at 12:36 am
    ——-
    If Merkel and her inner circle were at risk things would be different. They have their globalist vision, promoted by Soros, Jeff Immelt (GE), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Eric Schmidt (Google) and as long as the “little people” bear the cost and the crime associated with this full court press for globalism and the return of a feudalistic society its fine with them, because they are sure they will be the global aristocracy. Funny isn’t it. A global aristocracy devoid of nobility. The counter offensive must focus on them, because in all cases they are the dark movers behind the scene of iniquity.

  74. gonzotx
    March 23, 2016 at 5:59 am
    ——-
    In some ways, they are great Americans. And over the years, they too have suffered persecution. They take care of their own, and you do not find many homeless people in their ranks. But at the end of the day, they are a cult. Their senior senator, Orin Hatch, whom I supported early in his career, is a prototypical example of what happens when a honest man goes to Washington, sits beside Kennedy on the Judiciary committee and become politically corrupt. Their junior senator, Mike Lee, also a Mormon is one of the two members of the Senate, Jeff Sessions being the other, that I not only believe in, but would trust with my life. I understand Mike’s supporting Cruz. They have fought to Washington establishment together. Only Mikes fight is true and adorable. Ted’s, I have come to find out as a former donor to him, is simply a pose. Behind the facade, he is a globalist plain and simple.

  75. Gonzo–my friend the claivoyant warned me about Rubio long before the Gang of Eight and she warned me again about Cruz long before Roger Stone weighed in and explained his true pedigree. For me, the first tell was his support for TPP. He assured us that he had read the thing and there was nothing wrong with it and it was no problem. Later, he reversed himself and offered the lame excuse that he favored free trade. Trump should nail him for that subterfuge, which escaped the attention of many people, although you certainly figured it out, and talked about it here. Remember our one formal blogger who posted all the Cruz nonsense. What I see now in him is a recent convert to conservatism, a crass opportunist who like Rubio rode the Tea Party wave into congress without disclosing his citizenship problem, with a wife who worked for Condi Rice at the time of the Iraq invasion, and who went to work as an officer of Goldman Sachs banking firm as a conduit between big government and big business. He was also the point man in bringing the cowardly castrade John Roberts to the position of chief justice. So when he gives us this bullshit about how as president he would make sure we have conservatives on the supreme court who uphold the constitution, I say his past record of doing the opposite suggests otherwise.

  76. If Merkel and her inner circle were at risk things would be different. They have their globalist vision, promoted by Soros, Jeff Immelt (GE), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Eric Schmidt (Google) and as long as the “little people” bear the cost and the crime associated with this full court press for globalism and the return of a feudalistic society its fine with them, because they are sure they will be the global aristocracy. Funny isn’t it. A global aristocracy devoid of nobility. The counter offensive must focus on them, because in all cases they are the dark movers behind the scene of iniquity.
    ——-
    This is not the court of King Arthur. These are Barbary pirates.

  77. wbboei
    March 23, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Merkel is not at short term risk but she is at long term. She is a criminal. Crimes against humanity criminal. It is only now occurring to the slow poke Germans that she assumed dictatorial power in suspending Schengen and by letting the hordes across the German border exposing the population to untold horrors. A prosecutor in Cologne is looking at bringing charges against a police superintendent and his state (and federally driven) boss for purposely withholding personnel to protect the public, hiding evidence, and lying to the public about the imminent danger of thugs robbing and raping women. Merkel did this too but to an entire continent. Some crimes are simply so enormous that the public can’t wrap their head around it immediately. Cologne, Paris and now Brussels are too big even for the media to spin, hide, or get off into the weeds about too much.

    “A global aristocracy devoid of nobility.” They are the modern day Krupps. As each mass atrocity is enabled and then exposed we may get a little closer to another Nuremberg settling of scores. And I think Greece may be the stupidest country on the planet at the current time with Belgium coming in second.

  78. If we had a functional big media in this country, they would press him on all these things, and they would press him hard. And, if he became the nominee–afterwards, they would do exactly that, plus make a lot of shit up about him, to protect their own 401ks, and not the nation. They are the real traitors, these temporary occupants of high office and non defenders of the constitution (as MacArthur called them) are simply shills for big business, for sale to the highest bidder. To expect more from them as they stand today is a fool’s errand. None but the two mentioned stand for the American People. They are a joke funnier than anything SNL could ever dream up, and they manifest all the human failings, and none of the nobility we would hope for in positions of responsibility. For sale to the highest bidder should read the sign over every office in the Rayburn and Longsworth office buildings, truth in advertising.

  79. Mormaer
    March 23, 2016 at 6:36 am
    wbboei
    March 23, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Merkel is not at short term risk but she is at long term.
    ——
    You know a lot more about that situation than I do my friend. And I agree the legal risk if any is long term. As with Bush, its much more expedient and politically safe to prosecute the enlisted personnel at Abu grave prison, than to prosecute high ranking officials like John Yee, or Cabana Al Gonzales for their crimes, who can muddy the water with endless legal finagling while their supporters indict the prosecutor in the court of public opinion. Still, Merkel deserves to hang, and perhaps, lord willing and the creek don’t rise, that day may come, depending on the body count produced by her hideous policies, and her wreckless endangerment of her own citizens–wreckless endangerment being a class A felony which merits incarceration in the range of 3 to 8 years.

    But despite all that, would you agree with me that she has a political risk which is real, palpable and short term in nature. I am not lover of Germans, but one would think they cannot be too happy with how swimmingly things are going now, particularly if when they see the Trump tape. They may even feel that justice delayed is justice denied, and vote Mrs. Quasimodo, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year and inner circle into oblivion, pending eventual prosecution.

  80. Yes wobb,

    I wamtedd to follow you on Cruz buT with digging it just came up sh$t…
    I know I am beimg cruel in regards to Mormons. But my experiences are not few.In the end, they cant break away from the group think, they are treated as criminals by their church AND their own families.
    There was no doubt that that was what was going on in the caucuses, they would have paid dearly and that form of voting fits perfectly on the style to keep it that way.
    They should be Eliminated and I have a feeling if we have a Preident Trump, he will address this BS.

  81. If, before it is too late, we could get people to ask about any and every politician the only question that really matters today, then we shall have succeeded.

    The question is not, are you a democrat or a republican? All that question will yield is the party line, consisting of talking points and false promises designed to seduce voters.

    Nor is the question, are you a conservative or a liberal/progressive? Again, with so many politicians flying under false colors, McConnell and Ryan being two of the more conspicuous examples, those terms are false, deceptive and fraudulent.

    The question people need to be asking is are you a nationalist or a globalist, and where is the proof? A good starting point? Where do you stand on illegal immigration and what have you done to deal with that issue, besides cave in to big business, Obama, and play the game of failure theater?

    That is the hard question people must learn to ask instinctively if they have any hope of preserving the republic and the freedoms that go with it. The culture wars, abortion, religion, perceptions of racism are the distractions which the political class throws out as bait, to blind public opinion to what the real issue is, the enduring one, which will make or break this country.

    But then again, breaking this country is what globalism is all about.

  82. I remember the pressure put on Catholics not to marry outside of the Religion, the refusal to baptise childern of parents if both werent catholic…I have personal experience with that one.

    JFK humanized the Catholic church to the American people and the 60’revolution with decreased particpation,ie, lose of $$$ in the coffers did the rest.
    The power was intense and punishments brutal. Talking 60′ to 90’really as my base of experience.
    My father was Catholic,name only, but my mom refused to convert and we ended up Luthern. My entire failly is Catholic but us.

  83. gonzotx
    March 23, 2016 at 7:14 am
    —-
    All we can do is react to the information we have at the time we make a decision or render an opinion.

    When Keynes was accused of being inconsistent he replied: change the facts, I change my answers, what do you do?

    And if a Obot were asked what would you do, he would say, so what, I love the messiah, he is perfect, and the only reason he is fucking up by the numbers is because whites are all racist and they cannot stand to see a black man in the white house–even though they voted for him in 2008.

  84. And if big media were asked what would you do, they would say, we are scumbags, traitors to our profession, but we sure love our 401ks, and forgettabout what our messiah has done to the county, he has been good for the five counties around Washington which now have more billionaires than any other part of the country. Big government may strangle the nation, but it is really good for us, and besides, it costs money to send your children to Harvard, so why should we bite the hand that feeds us, the dimocrat party. Oh come now they cannot be that bad, can they. You are right, they are not that bad, they are worse.

  85. From the syphillic brain of the big media beloved messiah, we get yet another manifestation of globalist tripe. This time, it is not something pithy like leading from behind. Nor is it looking the builder of a vast project and telling him you did not build that. This time it is winning by getting used to losing. To this trojan horse who takes his marching orders from Soros nothing must stand in the way of the blind pursuit of globalism, because it eliminates the stain of western civilization from the world. That is what his game is all about, and the RINO is his junior partner. Traitors, writ large.
    ——-
    Marine general James Mattis is credited with saying that “no war is over until the enemy says it’s over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote.” The global jihad’s response to ponderous, pre-announced offensive against ISIS in Syria was long been anticipated: they would counterattack. Yaroslav Trofimov writing in the Wall Street Journal back in 2015, predicted that the Paris attacks represented the first stages of its riposte in the West.

    The Paris massacre occurred as Islamic State was suffering military setbacks in Syria and Iraq, losing territory to the Kurds in both nations and being subjected to an intensified air campaign by both the U.S.-led coalition and, since recently, Russia.

    “Islamic State is on the defensive and so it is shifting toward terrorist activity, particularly in Europe, because that is an accessible area for them. This is the way to make sure people keep speaking about them, and to appear as an attractive group that remains capable of spectacular action,” said Camille Grand, director of the Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique, a Paris-based defense and security think tank.

    Counter-terrorism is the police vs a “handful of killers”. Counterinsurgency is the state vs a rival state. The attack on Brussels may mean Trofimov was right: Obama’s handful of killers now had a social base of potential sympathizers legally indistinguishable from the original European inhabitants and from which they could launch attacks at the “very heart of Europe”, as Christopher Dickey described Brussels in the Daily Beast.

    At this critical juncture the European leadership is likely to heed Yogi Berra more than James Mattis. Berri once advised those who came to a fork in the road to take it. This means that Europe will allow humanitarian disasters to occur on its borders AND lose control of its own security. It will try both opposing policies at once without the resources to succeed at either. David Cameron after convening COBRA in response to the Brussels attack (why doesn’t he convene GI Joe?) announced: “I have chaired a meeting of Cobra – we are increasing police presence at ports, airports, Tube stations and international railway stations.” In other words, everything the Belgians did to no avail. Cameron will do it because he wants to “stay in Europe” for no other reason than that the alternative is unthinkable.

    In retrospect the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back was the humanitarian crisis on the EU’s borders combined with the mass refugee flows from MENA. This ended any hope the European jihadi problem could be contained by counterterrorism. Now, with numerous Jihadi sympathizers inside Western borders and potentially many more on the way, it is increasingly headed down the road to long drawn out war. Insurgencies, RAND study notes, last an average of 10 years; in this case Europe would be lucky to escape with that.

    That’s the fork in the road, and they’ll take it. The inevitable consequence of the mindless European collapse is to open the flanks of countries like the US, Australia and Canada to the same threat. The ship of Western globalization, having no internal subdivision, once open to the sea in one place is everywhere subject to flood everywhere. The US will face the same dilemma as Europe and probably do the same thing.

    The difference is because president Obama has defined the bar down he’ll think he’s doing the smart thing. In a Tweet responding to the Brussels attacks Obama said, “the whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people’s ordinary lives. And one of my most powerful memories and one of my proudest moments was watching Boston respond after the marathon … THAT IS THE KIND OF RESILIENCE AND THE KIND OF STRENGTH THAT WE HAVE TO CONTINUALLY SHOW IN THE FACE OF THESE TERRORISTS”. (Emphasis his).

    In that view all that is necessary to defeat Islamic terror is to stoically bear its hurts. To get up with your own leg blown away and hop to the finish line like it happened every day. And just maybe — it will. In other words, it’s the new normal; exactly what he said the Paris bombing would never herald. Maybe that’s political progress. To the concept of “leading from behind” one can add “winning by getting used to losing”.

  86. This is a war of nations alright. Only one side realizes it. The other is ignorant as a swan. When enemy is embedding its shock troops in the civilian population where they receive the protection of unscrupulous democrats like Schumer who see them as rubes who will vote for his party, and in due course they will strike. At that point, Obama who has vast protections makes gratuitous comments to vulnerable Americans like do not worry children, these extremists are on the wrong side of history, ergo do not overreact to the fact that they have just killed 120 of your fellow citizens in your capital city. There is a psychological component as well. The Marines on Guadalcanal pulled back their dead so the enemy could not see them and gloat over them. Civilian populations lack that sort of discipline, and when big media creates hysteria to get viewers, it will be katie bar the doors for the political class. This is a battle for survival, one that the elites cannot win.

  87. jbstonesfan
    March 23, 2016 at 8:28 am
    Sanders picked 48 delegates and Hillary 49….Utah went huge for Bernie as well as Cruz..
    ———
    It will be even bigger for Bernie here in Washington State. Their caucus is this weekend. I got the call from a Bernie supporter asking me to turn out. I told him I could not do that because I needed to support Trump, who is attacking the establishment from the other direction.

  88. I should have told him Bernie’s position on illegals is contrary to your interest. Do not let his slip you that mickey finn. Young man, I am sorry to have to tell you this, but if the globalists succeed, you have no future.

  89. Jeb has endorsed Ted.
    Yet again an Easter blessing /sarc
    As was Casey’s Easter endorsement of POTUS44.

  90. gonzotx – I’ve seen pic allegedly of her sitting on ground looking really out of it. Sorry, no link.

  91. Cruz should have immediately denounced the ad featuring Melania Trump, but he didn’t. He will incur the wrath of Trump.

  92. can the numbers be so high? drudge has this:
    “UTAH CAUCUS: First hand insider report – Incompetence, Manipulation, and Ballot Stuffing!!!
    Just got back from my caucus… My head is still spinning.

    Check in was slow but reasonably controlled. Super-long lines. I’ve never seen turnout like this.

    Got my credentials, but no presidential ballot. They said those would be delivered to our caucus room.

    Got to my caucus room. I counted about 120 people there (no idea how many were actually registered and credentialed).

    We elected Precinct Officers, State Delegates, and County Delegates – the typical incompetence and ignorance of the rules you’d expect to see from volunteers, but all went somewhat smooth.

    …Then came the Presidential Ballot.

    Someone shows up with a stack of probably 250 ballots. The precinct chair splits them up, and starts handing stacks of them out and tells people “take one and pass it down”.

    No checking credentials, IDs, NOTHING.

    I’m sitting at the end of a row and people start handing me stacks of extras. I literally had over 50 ballots in my hand.

    [link to i.imgur.com (secure)]

    We were told to mark our vote and place our ballot in a tin can. They then asked for a volunteer to hold the can. At this point, most people filed out the door.

    I cast ONE vote, then stuck around to see what would happen with the votes.

    About 15 minutes later, with only about 10 or so people milling around, someone walks in the room with an envelopes STUFFED full of “absentee” ballots – some envelopes having 2-5+ ballots.

    I raised a question and said, “isn’t there an absentee process already in place? Didn’t people have to register for that last week?” and was told “Oh no, this is completely normal”.

    As I’ve mentioned in other threads, I was in Party leadership for 6 years and no, this is absolutely not normal.

    I then asked if I could observe the vote count, and I was told my observations where not needed and to leave the area while the ballots were being counted.

    I left the room (things were already a complete Charlie Foxtrot at this point) and wandered over to my friends precinct caucus to see if it was just as much a cluster.

    His caucus was just getting to the presidential ballot, and as I walked in the door I was handed ANOTHER BALLOT.

    Again, no credential check, no ID check, NOTHING.

    No, I didn’t vote again…

    I went back to my precinct and they had the results:
    74% Cruz
    14% Trump
    11% Kasich

    Now just imagine this kind of outright incompetence/manipulation happening in 2000 precincts across the state.

    As I left the building, I started overhearing results coming back from other precincts… Overwhelmingly numbers for Cruz… Like 70-90% or more. (In one precinct Cruz got around 100, Trump had 2, Kasich 0)

    Bottom line… They basically are going to post whatever the hell numbers they want.

    There were no apparent controls, no credential checks, no ID checks, and ballots being handed around like napkins.

    UTAH RESULTS ARE A COMPLETE SHAM”

  93. Actually Bernie got 67 delegates to Hillary’s 51!!! Hillary still commanding lead, but she needs to be more competitive in the states Sanders is expected to win….

  94. jbstonesfan
    March 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Agreed. Hillary has to learn to deal with the caucus states better. I’m not sure how.

    Seems as though Trump has trouble with them too…and also, difficult to poll what will happen. More funny business goes on in the caucus states too.

    AZ is not a winner take all for Dems, so the three state total was a win for Bernie 68 delegates to Hillary’s, now 59 delegates.

  95. Yes Shadowfax, she should not lose by more than 50%!!!! Her team failed once again to learn how to get those out to caucus . I am really surprised how
    Sanders is getting out so many young people. Hillary is going to need them and Sanders is going to have a lot of influence at the convention as she needs his votes to win against either Trump or Cruz. I think she is actually losing by 6% to Cruz!!!!!!

  96. Dammit dammit dammit!!! Stupid texting Sorry all. Wrong window again.

    Admin can you remove the above please …… Or just ban me from making comments 😀

  97. Ive been watching Bessie, the movie, Dang she reminds me of Trump, takes no crap and takes on people including KKK SINGLE HANDED while everyone cowers…

  98. jbstonesfan
    March 23, 2016 at 1:58 pm
    ——————–
    ICYMI as I did until last week:
    In Jan 2016, MoveOn endorsed U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States via a vote of their members.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoveOn.org

    How the Bern had young people’s attention enough to vote for him in January, I do not know.

  99. Admin Bill has already apologized saying that he meant 8 years of bush not Obama I don’t think hillary will coming out of the fog…
    Now to Make rumors worse, rumor is that Bill has ALZHEIMER’S!

  100. gonzotx, Harvey Mandel is a great guitarist..he played on 2 tracks on the Stones 1975 album “Black and Blue”.

  101. S 6:35 PM –
    So glad Brandon Tatum’s video has legs because I watched NY Philly and NE PA stations air video inside venue where Tatum calls the perp an agitator and media indentifies him/her as Trump supporter. IOW they’ve been #Trayvonning Trump. Even mention of the 2 hr roadblock has been withheld.

  102. gonzotx
    March 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm
    Now to Make rumors worse, rumor is that Bill has ALZHEIMER’S!
    ————————————————————————————————

    Must be that vegan diet he is on. Not enough essential dietary fat for brain function.

  103. I wonder if Bill’s rant against Obama is a deliberate tactic to force Obama to show his hand and indict Hillary for the email “controversy” this early so that they could immediately deal with it rather than continuing with this slow waterboarding of Hillary.

  104. Bill has already apologized saying that he meant 8 years of bush not Obama
    ——-
    “Never apologize Mr. It’s a sign of weakness.”—-John Wayne.

  105. S
    March 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm
    wbboei…

    how do the polls look for donald in Washington state?

    any feedback on his polls in Oregon?
    —-
    1. Oregon: http://www.opb.org/news/article/presidential-front-runners-dont-poll-well-in-oregon/

    2. Washington: the republicans had their caucus on February 20, but all they did was pick county delegates. On May 20 they will pick delegates to the state convention. On May 24 they will hold the primary. Washington is a red state with a blue hole in the middle, i.e. King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County and Thurston County. The blue hole is the big population center. The democrats here are solidly pro Sander–this state if the largest contributor to Bernie’s campaign. Hillary, Chelsie, and Bill were here yesterday and the turnout that I saw was disappointing. No poll on the Republican side, but I can assure you that the Republicans in the blue hole are RINO. Seattle is one of the four major seaports on the west coast, San Francisco and Longbeach being the two others. They are tied to globalization for that reason and because this is one of the two major high tech centers in the country, with Microsoft, Amazon, Getty etc located here. East of the cascade mountains is conservative, and the major city is Spokane. That area is agrarian and also we have the Tri City area where alot of the nations nuclear is centered, i.e. Hanford. Generally speaking Washington is a proportionate rather than a winner take all state, but in many congressional districts there are only three delegates at stake so because you cannot divide up 3, the congressional districts operate on the winner take all principle. My sense is that pizza face (Kasich) will win the districts in the blue counties, and Trump and Cruz will battle for the rest. There is a strong evangelical component as well in the southern part of the state which elected Linda Smith and others who challenged our resident mongoloid idiot Patty Murray, but to no avail because of the predominance of the blue area–certainly not by merit. At this point, I have seen no polls for the Republicans, but I can tell you for sure all the political energy in this state, and by all I mean just that if for Sanders. Unless I am missing something.

  106. Okay, now I will use the word big media misapplies to Trump/

    I will do so empirically, not politically.

    Okay, here goes:

    The two current senators from Washington are “an embarrassment”.

    No ifs ands or buts about it.

  107. You can throw that dingbat Jim McDermott in there with them.

    He is my congressman, not by choice but by geography.

  108. We were driving into Seattle for Sunday brunch at the Space Needle, and there was a YUGE amount of traffic on I-5 that we did not expect. Turned out Bernie had a rally that day. Didn’t hear much about Hillary yesterday when she came into the area. Clearly not a good sign for her based on that unscientific observation.

  109. S–I would not put much stock in the polling firm referenced in that article. The statement by their principal officer that Trump has fractured the party, when it is obvious that the fracture occurred in the aftermath of the 2010 and 2014 when the establishment betrayed the voters, and that was before Trump became a candidate. If the fracture occurred before he became a candidate, then there is no rational basis to conclude that Trump has fractured the party. On the contrary he is attempting to save both the party and the country. I say a pollster who says something like that is incapable of conducting an objective poll. I say he will put his thumb on the scale and make it up as it goes along. I he will engage in push polling and every other dirty trick to that end.

  110. gonzotx
    March 23, 2016 at 10:50 pm
    ———–
    It is pretty obvious when you read what they say and do.

    I told you about my friend who was a partner in Washington DC office of Morgan Lewis, Ted Cruz’s firm. He told me he walked into one of our old watering holes in that city, the Capitol Grill, and sat down next to a federal government contractor who was doing a land office business in Iraq. My friend who felt the same way about that stupid invasion that I did asked him when will that war end? The contractor replied I hope it never ends, because as long as it continues, I am making more money that I could have dreamed of.

    The RINO is in the same position. If Hillary wins, the game goes on. If Trump wins, it is coitus interptus for all those blood sucking staffers and public servants. Just remember what Jack Abramoff said about them. They are all for sale and all a lobbyist has to do to get support for his bill is offer them a job at 3 times what they are now making. And this happens with the full knowledge of McConnell. He is running a revolving door between his office and K street.

  111. The establishment has no sense of humor.

    Consider the case of Quale’s brain William Kristol, speech writer of the former vice president, arch neocon, Co Author of The Project For A New American Century, based on the time honored doctrine of endless war, ABC panelist, and little lord fauneloy in some off broadway skit, son of Irving Kristol who unlike his bastard so was smart and likable.

    Well, Trump accused Qualye’s brain of having a 90 IQ. Based on what I have seen and heard from Bill Kristol, I felt Trump was paying him a compliment. But evidently he did not take it that way. He played the outrage cards, which showed that Trump was right–90 might even be pushing it. So he starts spouting off about voting for Hillary or starting a third party. I was hoping he would do a Houdini and just disappear. His justification for existence is tenuous at best. Maybe he and William Reich aka the midget could disappear together, and follow the yellow brick road to some lobbyist office in Timbuk Tu. Or he could join the Bill Cosby legal defense team.

  112. I knew Glenn Beck was a moron.

    According to Breitbart he is also a Mormon.

    Which makes him what?

    A Mormon Moron.

    Or a Moron Mormon.

    Mormon Moron = Moron Mormon.

    Glen.

    Beck.

    The pride of Mount Vernon Washington.

    I guess the Mormon Moron is condemning evangelicals who do not accept Ted Cruz as their personal savior to the nether regions of hell.

    I think beck belongs in a straight jacket, and a gag order would not be out of line.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/23/robert-jeffress-rebukes-glenn-beck-for-criticism-of-southern-evangelicals/

  113. Bill definitely looks a bit tired and frail. He is getting older and I hope he is OK. I watched Hillary yesterday and she readily admitted that Bill was a natural, but she feels uncomfortable campaigning. I think she needs to stop trying to run the clock out on Sanders and aggressively pursue a new message other than supporting Obama and attacking Trump.

  114. We talked happen jb, but Bill has been looking grail for sometime. I thought so in 2008. Maybe he needs some red meat.
    I don’t know, he’s on such a “healthy” diet post heart stents, he’s both pale, frail.

  115. GOP And Left Hijack Race
    By DICK MORRIS
    Published on TheHill.com on March 22, 2016

    2016 has seen the advent of two serious threats to our democratic process of choosing a president. One is from the right, as Republican Party bosses seek to reassert their ability to overrule the voters — and the other from the left, with demonstrators seeking to shout out Donald Trump and goad his all-too-susceptible followers into violence.

    The nexus of these twin threats is the same: fear of Trump.

    As he marches on toward the presidential nomination, he is sweeping aside the best the Republican Party has to offer. John Kasich hangs on by a thread. And only Ted Cruz stands in his way.

    But the fear he engenders has catalyzed the least democratic of our impulses: mob rule by the left and boss rule by the right. While Americans have fought and died for the right to select their leaders in elections, thousands more have been clubbed, gassed, exiled and imprisoned in the fight to get the right to nominate candidates in direct primaries.

    Before 1964, party bosses routinely selected the candidates. Primaries were for candidates who had something to prove, a form of auditioning for the party bosses. In 1952 and 1956, Adlai Stevenson won the Democratic nomination without competing in a single primary. In 1960, Kennedy fought in the primaries to prove that a Catholic could win and so he could persuade — but could not compel — the bosses to nominate him.

    But in 1964, Barry Goldwater turned the Republican establishment on its head by defeating Nelson Rockefeller in the primaries, leaving in the dust the old Eastern party establishment.

    When the left wing of the Democratic Party, animated by opposition to the Vietnam War, tried the trick in 1968, its candidates — Robert Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern — won all the primaries, but the party bosses nominated Hubert Humphrey nonetheless. Chicago, the scene of the convention, was gripped by days of rioting, police brutality, tear gas, billy clubs and arrests. So rent was the Democratic Party that it succumbed to Richard Nixon in the fall.

    Stung by the events of Chicago, Democrats — followed by Republicans — changed the rules and required that the delegates who chose the candidates be elected in primaries after making binding and public pledges of support for a candidate.

    Now the leaders of the Republican Party, terrified by the prospect of a nominee they cannot control and convinced they will not defeat Hillary Clinton in the fall, are mapping out a strategy to ignore the will of their voters and derail Trump at the convention. Nobody challenges the primary voting or alleges that the billionaire stole his victories. But the bosses would nonetheless have us turn away the candidate that got the most votes and instead nominate someone more to their liking.

    This strategy is obscene and a violation of the spirit of our nation and our democracy. Even if a candidate should fall just short of a majority but win the overwhelming plurality, he should not be stymied but must be nominated.

    On the left, noisy demonstrators try to disrupt Trump’s rallies. In the spirit of the communist “agents provocateur” of years past, they shove their signs in the face of Trump supporters, challenging them to physical combat. When Trump’s backers respond, they film it and broadcast it throughout the nation, piously decrying Trump’s authoritarian predilections.

    Meanwhile, the left-wing mob blocks traffic to stop people from exercising their First Amendment right of peaceful assembly.

    These threats to our democratic way of choosing a president must not be allowed to block the path of popular selection of the nominee — especially not when hundreds of thousands of voters are participating in the Republican primaries for the first time. We dare not make them more cynical by showing that their votes didn’t count.

    This election is not a question of whether or not you are for Donald Trump. It’s about whether or not you are for democracy.

  116. It’s unfortunate Morris has lost credibility as a lot of what he says above is true. He , if anyone, should have understood why the Clintons’ had to dump him . Instead, he has attempted to make a career of bashing them, particularly Hillary.

  117. From Morris’ article –

    But the fear he engenders has catalyzed the least democratic of our impulses: mob rule by the left

    It’s good to know that this “mob rule” started with Trump and people’s reaction to him. For a second there, I thought Occupy Wall St and Black Lives Matter actually happened. Must have been a dream…

  118. It just occurred to me that the reason behind the Republican hack brigade getting (UN-enthusiastically ) behind Cruz at this late stage is that 1) he is a Bush-ite as is his wife, 2) he is willing to go “there” against Trump, 3) he will step aside at the convention as he is “UN-electable”, will be a good party apparatchik, and whatever party hack, Mitt or Jeb or bug-eyed liar Ryan, is selected he will be good with and go along after having done the dirty work, unlike Trump who will bring the house of garbage down. It is a modified plan to “select” the nominee preferably Jeb but probably Ryan since he is the golden boy (globalist shill) of the year. World events are not on their side however.

  119. wbboei
    March 23, 2016 at 7:01 am
    …They may even feel that justice delayed is justice denied, and vote Mrs. Quasimodo, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year and inner circle into oblivion, pending eventual prosecution.

    Germans are not stupid but they are stubborn. Some more than others. The Germans culturally and historically have always followed the strong man (Bismark, Hitler, Merkel) who TAKES power. Culturally they don’t see anything wrong with it until they are in so much trouble they start loosing power, money, territory, etc. Then they drag their feet and make excuses until the implosion.

    The EU evolved from the Common Market which was a series of trade and political deals to recover from WWII more quickly, was backed by the US to help ALL of Europe recover more equally. German pols always want to be dominant. Always. After WWII they could not do it overtly. So they have done it covertly by stacking and rigging bureaucracy in an incremental “union” which gives them what is really a very passive-aggressive stranglehold on continental Europe. Finance, immigration, the cultural fads of the moment in Germany (the Germans have loved primitive societies forever for their “innocence and natural living” such as a thing they have for teepees and barbecue tours of Austin), forcing a bankrupt country (Greece) to act as a travel agency for cheap labor (and those lovely primitives!) through the middle of even smaller and more bankrupt countries (Balkans). All of this is based on their “compassion” (they don’t really have any unless it is brainwashed into them like the Brits) and complete disregard for their own citizenry safety. Remember how much Hitler cared about the citizens of Germany. Same thing with Merkel.

    The EU is run by corporatism Germans mostly with hirelings from France, Italy and some Nordics (and the same old gang of authoritarian Brits who manage to survive generation after generation like leeches). It is the next re-incarnation of the old Third Reich combo really with a new face of multi-culti, virtue signalling, corporate fascist government that has been popping up since the middle ages in Germany. WWI, WWII, and now this. All in about a hundred years. The Europeans have been HAD again by Germany. The Austrians, who know them best, knew first and shut the border. Then the Eastern Europeans (who the Germans always mistreat) and then the Balkans (who needed help standing up to them). The UK (with the Brexit) and Russia, as always have to put the kibosh on it all. AGAIN. The German citizenry will pay through the nose again but don’t want to admit it. Yet. The German hegemony cycle will end again by their own idiocy and refusal to self correct. Germany needs to be busted up into several little principalities like pre-Bismark to cut some of their power and aggression. The German reunification just put them in hyperdrive on their same old paths again.

  120. Mormaer
    March 24, 2016 at 7:42 am
    It just occurred to me that the reason behind the Republican hack brigade getting (UN-enthusiastically ) behind Cruz at this late stage is that 1) he is a Bush-ite as is his wife, 2) he is willing to go “there” against Trump, 3) he will step aside at the convention as he is “UN-electable”, will be a good party apparatchik, and whatever party hack, Mitt or Jeb or bug-eyed liar Ryan, is selected he will be good with and go along after having done the dirty work, unlike Trump who will bring the house of garbage down. It is a modified plan to “select” the nominee preferably Jeb but probably Ryan since he is the golden boy (globalist shill) of the year. World events are not on their side however.
    ———
    According to Roger Stone, Cruz approached Rubio (Trump as well) and offered to step aside and endorse them, IF they promised to appoint him to the Supreme Court. If so, then that would confirm what you are suggesting. If this fact were widely understood by his supporters then he would be persona non grata, I would think.

  121. It did not take the 6th circuit to tell me that the Obama Justice and the IRS have become what for RICO purposes is a corrupt enterprise joined at the hip. The conclusion that the Obama Justice department is a discredit to itself and the tradition of that institution is fine and well. But politically, the moment has passed. The bad guys prevailed, politically. Just as they prevailed on every other scandal from Fast and Furious to Benghazi, while Holder walks the streets a free man with his protogee installed and injustice reigns. And now they fill the streets with agitators to bring down what is left of the republic. And a moribund political party, filled with traitor let them get away with it. But at this point, they are a side show. Right now, the clear and present danger to life liberty and property comes from the republican establishment which is undermining the very concept of ordered liberty which Cardoza spoke about and thwarting the will of the people. Cruz is a shill. Conservative leaders MUST wake up and smell the coffee. It is hard to admit you have been had. And yet, in the final analysis, that is what separates a viable human being form a bot/nazi/true believer. Legally, the opinion is correct, as well as unanimous. But the indictment is too tepid, the hope for redemption is misplaced (Judas did not redeem), and the ultimate legal verdict if it ever comes, will be too little, too late, and a footnote in the history of the American variant of the Third Reich.
    ————–

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/03/23/federal-appeals-court-rebukes-irs-and-doj-attorneys-orders-release-of-secret-tea-party-list/?singlepage=true

  122. Perhaps Mormon Glenn spends too much time thinking about lesbian porno models, and too little time thinking about his own sanity–or lack thereof.

  123. This is a classic, by someone I have great respect–Camile Paglia.

    It deals with Donald, Ted and Hillary.

    The only problem is Camile suffers from the Bernie Sander disease.

    And what pray tell is the Bernie Sander disease?

    The ability to define the problem, coupled with the inability to solve it.

    Granted, you cannot solve a problem, if you cannot first define it.

    But what good is defining it if the cure you propose is worse than the problem.

    Nevertheless, Bernie’s supporters are content to simply hear someone define the grievance

    And give them a devil–even the wrong devil to hate.

    That is important as well, because the left always needs a scapegoat.

    A further observation about Camile: she has a keen instinct for the street and wants to be where they are at all times. For her, life is one big mardi gras.

    That is not a criticism. It is an observation. And it is to her credit. Unlike Samantha Power and others in the Obama Administration, her observations are wise and never have the smell of the lamp.
    ————

    Camille Paglia: This is why Trump’s winning, and why I won’t vote for Hillary

    This week’s horrific terrorist attacks on the Brussels airport and metro raised the pressure in the already tight U.S. presidential campaign. Candidates of both parties were instantly measured against voter expectations of how a president could and should behave in a similar crisis. Meanwhile, it was jarring to see a beaming President Obama relaxing at a Cuban baseball game, while grisly photos of the wrecked terminal and dazed, bloodied victims in Belgium were on steady media feed all over the world.

    Given that most people, sequestered at their workplace, were unable to monitor the full range of responses throughout the day, the candidate who emerged on top was almost certainly Donald Trump. Despite his alarming enthusiasm for waterboarding and torture, Trump’s central campaign theme of securing the borders and more stringently vetting immigrants was strengthened by the events in Brussels, a historic city whose changing demographics he had already controversially warned about. Trump’s credibility would be enhanced if he treated the vital immigration issue in general policy terms rather than divisively singling out specific groups (Mexican, Muslim), the majority of whom are manifestly law-abiding.

    Hillary Clinton’s Brussels response was basically boilerplate, calling for solidarity with Europe and playing chess with Trump to paint him as a greenhorn and hothead. Bernie Sanders (whom I support and contribute to) had little to say, beyond conveying condolences to the Belgian people, because foreign affairs have unfortunately remained a sideline for him. Neither Sanders nor Martin O’Malley ever went after Hillary’s disastrous record as Secretary of State with the tenacity that they should have—a failure of strategy that has proved costly in the long run.

    Ted Cruz took the prize for dolt of the day, however, with his call for U.S. law enforcement to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” What exactly are the telltale signs of creeping radicalization that roving patrol cars would be able to spot—an uptick in Bedouin garb and the waving of scimitars in the street, as in a Rudolph Valentino movie? And how would American police “secure” any neighborhood without violating basic constitutional rights?

    Trump may be raw, crude and uninformed, but he’s also smart, intuitive and a quick study who will presumably get up to passable speed as he assembles a brain trust over the coming months. Whether Trump can temper his shoot-from-the-hip impetuosity is another matter. There is a huge gap between the teeth-gnashing fulminations of the anti-Trump mainstream media and the perfectly reasonable Trump supporters whom I hear calling into radio talk shows. The machinations of the old-guard GOP establishment to thwart Trump voters and subvert the primary process are an absolute disgrace. But it’s business as usual for tone-deaf party leaders who, barely more than a day after the discovery of Antonin Scalia’s corpse last month, stupidly proclaimed there would be no hearings for an Obama nominee to the Supreme Court.

    Republicans need to wake up and realize that Trump’s triumph is not due to some drunken delusion by a benighted rabble but is a direct result of the proven weakness of their other candidates. Ted Cruz, the last one still standing, is bombastic, sanctimonious and coldly sharkish behind that forced smile. Is Cruz a truly convincing model of Christian values of charity, compassion and humility? Jimmy Carter did it way better than this. Cruz seems consumed by a vainglorious conviction of his own destiny, tied to an apocalyptic view of history. He reminds me of glad-handing televangelists like Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker, who were loved and trusted by so many but whose careers ended in disgrace.

    The humiliating wholesale rejection of cash-glutted Jeb Bush, dynastic crown prince, should have clued the GOP moguls into how out of touch they are with primary voters this year. Jeb’s first mistake (perhaps due to his wife’s dislike of the public eye) was not to run for president soon after serving as Florida governor, when he still had his chops. His second mistake was to loaf on the sidelines and play no role whatever in public debates over pressing national issues. By the time he returned to the scene, he was both uncertain and irrelevant. Then someone foolishly prodded him to lose weight, which reduced his gravitas along with the flab by now highlighting his bland, snub-nosed baby face.

    Another victim of perpetual-boy syndrome is Marco Rubio, who at 44 seems to have strangely stalled in post-pubescence. How is it possible that Rubio played football (defensive back) in college and none of it shows? During high-wire gigs in Washington or at the primary debates, he chronically flubbed, either by autopilot glibness or painfully palpable anxiety attacks. Oh, right, we’re going to have this skittish, sweaty guy with five o’clock shadow and a bad comb-over going toe-to-toe with Vladimir Putin. Rubio seems bright and affable, but there’s nothing remotely presidential about him.

    As for the rest of the GOP pack, they all flamed out in one way or another. Despite his bold history of confronting and defeating the greedy public-sector unions, Scott Walker with his wide, wary eyes and pretty-boy pout looked like a deer caught in the headlights at the first debate. Bobby Jindal and Rand Paul also struggled with boy-regression—is this a Republican disease? On TV, the snarly, petulant Paul, with his sprig of retro forehead curls, looked like a mummified Dorian Gray dressed by Sears Roebuck, circa 1959.

    Carly Fiorina: smart and nimble but too taut and wired, like a buzz saw. Too much of a political novice and without Trump’s bumptious exuberance and slashing humor. Her campaign imploded when she went all histrionic (voice tragically breaking) about the secretly taped Planned Parenthood videos, a serious issue that the mainstream media had tried to bury but that should not have been used for blatant political grandstanding. Ben Carson: a thoughtful, dignified private citizen with an illustrious medical career. But was he ever remotely credible as a statesman on the international stage in the age of terrorism? His rote deep-think mode was to close his eyes and press his fingers together, like Madame Arcati conducting a séance in Blithe Spirit.

    Chris Christie: the lib Manhattan media just loved him to death. He was their fave Republican—he licked their boots, and they licked his. This blathering, gassy, waddling narcissist with his over-trimmed Pinocchio nose and lispy, quacking voice never had a prayer of a chance on the national stage. The Christie boomlet was always a media mirage. John Kasich: the man who could have been king. I think Kasich won the first GOP debate but then blew it. He has exactly the kind of gubernatorial executive experience and legislative budget-balancing record that are sorely needed in the White House. But Kasich’s unfocused, overblown, compulsively self-referential rhetoric is a major liability. And his skills as a public figure are embarrassingly rudimentary: he blurts, lurches, and waves his arms around like a windmill. He lacks patience, subtlety, and finesse. Not presidential.

    So the GOP is stuck with Trump, and through every fault of their own. Are we really hurtling toward a Trump-Hillary slugfest? If Bernie Sanders had gotten a hundredth of the press coverage lavished on Hillary over the past three years, he would have had an excellent chance of overtaking her. But thanks to the outrageous press blackout (Clinton Incorporated’s vast vulture-wing conspiracy), Sanders remains too unknown to too much of the electorate, particularly in the South. The now widespread claims that Sanders voters will automatically vote for Hillary in the general election aren’t true in my case: I will never cast my vote for a corrupt and incompetent candidate whose every policy is poll-tested in advance. If Hillary is the Democratic nominee, I will write in Sanders or vote for Jill Stein of the Green Party, as I did in 2012 as a protest against Obama’s unethical use of drones and the racially divisive tone of his administration.

    Voters have a tremendous opportunity this year to smash the tyrannical, money-mad machinery of both parties. A vote for Bernie Sanders is a vote for the future, while a vote for Hillary Clinton is a reward to the Democratic National Committee for its shameless manipulation and racketeering. A primary vote for Donald Trump is a rebuke to the arrogantly insular GOP establishment, which if he wins the nomination will lose its power and influence overnight.

    But a Trump-Hillary death match will be a national nightmare, a race to the bottom for both parties, as Democratic and Republican operatives compete to dig up the most lurid and salacious dirt on both flawed candidates. We’ll be sadistically trapped in an endless film noir, with Trump as Citizen Kane, Don Corleone and Scarface and Hillary as Norma Desmond, Mommie Dearest and the Wicked Witch of the West. However, there is one way out to ensure a rational, future-oriented, issues-centered presidential campaign: Democrats, vote for Bernie Sanders!

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