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.
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.
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.