#TrumpTrain Rolling, #Trump2016 On Track: The Brand New #StopTrump #NeverTrump Strategy To Destroy @RealDonaldTrump – Plus #Hillary2016 #TrumpTrap

A brand new strategy emerged this week in the efforts to Stop Trump. In a week filled with lots of battlefield feints, retreats, attacks, endorsements, resignation, triumphalism, victories, defeats, reports and smoke screens, those with discernment, who saw the rise of Donald Trump from the very beginning, now see a new framework emerge in the ancien régime’s battle against the revolutionary Donald J. Trump.

The new strategy is an old one. It is a variation of “if you can’t beat ’em, join them”. This new Stop Trump strategy is to accept Trump but reject “Trumpism”. Put another way, “if you can’t beat ’em, dilute ’em, absorb ’em when you join ’em”. The response to this latest strategy, one that Donald Trump appears to now embrace is: LET TRUMP BE TRUMP!

Way back in July 2015 we wrote “How To Destroy Donald Trump“. That article was a follow-up to our “How To Destroy Hillary Clinton” articles. We explained that we write these articles Because a word of warning, an ounce of prevention, can stave off disaster. Forewarned is forearmed.

In those articles we noted how #Hillary2016 has fallen headfirst from trap to trap as Hillary has ignored our analysis and lives in a world of delusion. #Hillary2016 is once again falling into a #TrumpTrap – but more on that later. For now, recall our “destroy Donald Trump” analysis: (1) Yeah, the only way to destroy Donald Trump is to steal his issues. But that is easier said than done because of the nature of Donald Trump’s main issue. That main issue that belongs exclusively to Donald J. Trump? From our July 2015 analysis: DONALD TRUMP’S MAIN ISSUE IS THE WHOREHOUSE CORRUPTION THAT IS WASHINGTON, THE POLITICAL CLASS, AND BIG MEDIA.

Today, with Donald J. Trump over 1,000 delegates (AP says it is 994), the Washington whorehouse corruption admits that Trump will be the GOP nominee because of the voters. The strategy now from the Washington whorehouse is to turn Trump into a whore just like them. It’s Trump without Trumpism.

Trump without Trumpism??? That’s the entire aim of the “be presidential” crowd. Big Media and the GOP establishment, they’ve been wrong about everything about Trump, but now they provide the “be presidential” poison in a chalice for Trump to drink.

The GOP establishment is now aware that Donald J. Trump will be their party nominee despite all their efforts:

With varying enthusiasm, GOP elites are accepting Trump as their nominee

Throughout the Republican Party, from New Hampshire to Florida to California, many leaders, operatives, donors and activists arrived this week at the conclusion they had been hoping to thwart or at least delay: Donald Trump will be their presidential nominee.

An aura of inevitability is now forming around the controversial mogul. Trump smothered his opponents in six straight primaries in the Northeast and vacuumed up more delegates than even the most generous predictions foresaw. He is gaining high-profile ­endorsements by the day — a legendary Indiana basketball coach Wednesday, two House committee chairmen Thursday. And his ­rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, are making the kind of rushed tactical moves that signal desperation.

The party is at a turning point.

This is a revolutionary moment, as again we predicted. The ancien régime accepts that Donald J. Trump will be the 2016 GOP nominee. But the ancien régime wants Trump to be “presidential”. That’s another way of saying “Keep the body, lose the soul.”

Trump’s response today and for the past week has been a variation of “go to Hell GOP establishment!” Trump has repeated in speech after speech that he will not change his winning formula. Day after day Trump repeats “why change what’s working?” If you have a football team, and you’re winning, and then you get to the Super Bowl,” he said, “You don’t change your quarterback, right?

As eloquent as Trump has been with his “go to Hell GOP establishment” there is someone who has been even more eloquent. Bobby Knight. Bobby Knight made his grand declaration on behalf of Donald J. Trump in one of the many rallies he attended next to Donald Trump in Indiana:



You know, quite frankly, I don’t give a damn about the Republicans,” Knight said. “And then on the other hand, I don’t give a damn about the Democrats, either.” The “Republican” crowd cheers at the attack against the Republican Party. Bobby Knight in one quick sentence, presumably stated in front of thousands of Republicans, trumpeted the Trump message.

Bobby Knight’s startling statement recalls our analysis from September of 2015 when we wrote Yes, Donald Trump Does Destroy The GOP – Because Obama Destroyed The Dems. Only a fool in revolutionary America 2016 cares about the two main political whorehouses.

With all the above in mind, let’s take a quick look at the week’s back and forth.

We’ll start with Cruz/Carly. The announcement by Cruz of Carly Fiorina for his VP pick was a disaster. In 2012 we declared the death of the Romney campaign the moment he nominated Paul Ryan for his VP as a way to escape his troubles. Romney was under attack and he thought a VP announcement would change the topic from the attacks to the pick. It was a disaster for Romney. Ditto Cruz/Carly.

Not only was the Cruz Carly announcement a foolish attempt to escape bad headlines, the announcement itself was so amateurish, so church basement, so tiny, it had zero impact. Cruz, if he was so so desperate, should have made an announcement of an announcement. Announce that this Sunday he would make a big announcement then as the buildup failed, leak it was a VP announcement, to try to spark some interest. Instead, Cruz got nothing.

Why do we think Ted Cruz did what he did – that no one else sees? This, from April 4: Suzanne Jaworowski, who co-chaired GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s Indiana campaign, confirmed Monday to IndyStar that she’ll serve as Trump’s state director. Carly to counter Jaworowski. Why this small play? Cruz wants to continue to pretend that he has a chance to somehow magically win so he will do anything to continue the pretense and for that pretend game to continue Cruz must win Indiana. It’s over for Cruz, has been since South Carolina.

Trump will win in Indiana. Bobby Knight has the stature to bring more attention and votes to Trump than even the governor of the state. Knight has campaigned with Trump these past few days and will do the same in the next few days. As to that ridiculous “alliance” with Cruz/Kasich? It has backfired as we said it would and the only accomplishment of the “alliance” is open warfare of Cruz v. Kasich. The Governor Pence announcement today? It sounded more like an endorsement of Trump than of Cruz.

Cruz and Kasich fell into a trap of their own making. Hillary2016 continues to do the same. The hapless Hillary2016 campaign is falling into a tried and true Trump Trap. We’ve seen this so often we barely wake up now when it happens. Trump laid traps for Jeb!, Rand, Carson, Rubio, Cruz, and the rest of them and they all walked into the trap. Now it is Hillary’s turn to walk into the trap thinking it is a luxury hotel in California.

What is Trump up to with the attacks on Hillary and the “woman card”? Trump is laying a trap. Trump wants Hillary to attack him for “sexism” so he can drop the bomb. This happened once before and Hillary retreated wisely and swiftly. Now, Hillary is once again marching into the trap.

There is nothing wrong with Hillary2016 making the case that a woman in the White House as chief executive is a good idea. Barack Obama and his crooked campaign made the case that a black man as President would solve all sorts of problems, such as racial conflict at home and the Muslim hatred of America. None of that worked out well. Racial, ethnic, leadership qualities, whatever you want to tout as your qualifications is fair game. But watch out. Obama got away with his lies because neither Hillary, McCain, nor Romney called him out with thundering voice. Trump is no Hillary, McCain, or Romney. Trump has nuked his opponents and whoever that is this year better be very very careful.

The dolts in the Hillary Brooklyn hindquarters headquarters don’t see the trap Trump has laid out, so we will lay it out: Trump will effectively secure the GOP nomination when he wins in Indiana or California. Trump then (now is a bit too early so Trump is laying the groundwork as gently as he is capable of) wants to pivot to an all out attack on Hillary which will be in two main prongs. The first prong will be a blistering personal attack. That attack will come as Hillary walks into the “woman card” trap. Hillary2016 thinks it is clever with the “woman card” counterattack but that is exactly what Trump wants. At some point Hillary (or Bill, or her supporters) will overreach and call Trump “sexist”. That’s when Trump will pounce with talk about young women interns as cigar humidors and language never heard of before in a presidential campaign. As with the first time this Hillary overreach occurred, the Trump response will be ugly and brutal and much much more lurid than the first time.


The personal attack against Hillary will soon enough encompass not only Bill Clinton, it will reach out to Chelsea Clinton and her husband for their hedge fund history. Enough said? The GOP establishment like Hillary2016 does not see any of this coming because they have never understood what Trump is up to or how he arrives there with preparation.

The second prong of the Trump attack against Hillary2016 is the one we have been warning against for years now. “The Obama Third Term” attack against Hillary 2016. Trump this week began to use the phrase “Obama third term” which is no surprise. Hillary Clinton herself gleefully walked into this trap too.

That second line of attack is one that will be used against whoever the Democrats nominate. Trump will run against the “Obama third term” no matter who it is.

Whoever runs against Trump better be prepared against all of the above and two issues that merit their own separate articles. Trump’s speech on foreign policy and the latest Obama economy bad news got lost in the noise of the past week. But those were the important news items of the week.

Trump’s foreign policy and the rotted Obama economy are the twin fuels that drive the #TrumpTrain engine and lead to November 2016 for #Trump2016. The rest is mostly noise.

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  1. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/278006-never-trump-groups-go-all-in-on-indiana

    Never Trump groups go all in on Indiana

    The major Never Trump groups are all funneling their cash into Indiana as conservative donors increasingly view the state as essential to stopping the Republican presidential front-runner.

    Indiana is crucial,” said Doug Sachtleben, spokesman for one of the best-funded anti-Trump super-PACs, Club for Growth Action (CFGA), which says it has already spent at least $1.7 million, mostly on statewide TV advertising, opposing Trump in Indiana.

    “We think Ted Cruz must win and will win Indiana,” Sachtleben added. Club for Growth’s Indiana ad, titled “Math,” says that a vote for Kasich helps Trump because it divides the Republican field.

    Trump’s rivals are hoping to use the delegate process against the front-runner. If they can strategically keep Trump from winning 1,237 delegates in the state contests, they can force a contested Republican National Convention. At this point, that is just about the only chance either has of winning the nomination.

    “The Kasich team has essentially endorsed the message of the CFGA ad in Indiana, with the understanding that to stop Trump in Indiana, voters should vote Cruz,” Sachtleben said, referring to the Kasich campaign’s decision to withdraw from competing in Indiana, effectively ceding the state to Cruz.

    Three other major Republican-aligned anti-Trump groups are homing in on Indiana to stop Trump’s momentum, which has accelerated after his big wins in New York last week and throughout the Northeast on Tuesday. The Indiana strategy is similar to the approach taken by anti-Trump forces in the Wisconsin primary, where Trump lost badly to Cruz.

    Our Principles PAC — an anti-Trump group funded by GOP mega-donors including billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer and the Ricketts family, which owns the Chicago Cubs baseball team — is spending at least $1 million in Indiana opposing Trump, said the group’s chairwoman, Katie Packer, though she declined to disclose the exact amount of spending.
    “We have got a full-court press going there,” Packer said on Wednesday. “It’s a pretty comprehensive TV buy that is in place statewide. We have got a full mail program, digital — it’s really the scope of what we did in Wisconsin.” [snip]

    Our Principles PAC, which has already spent more than $16 million opposing Trump in primary and caucus states, released a memo shortly before Trump’s clean sweep of the Northeast primaries on Tuesday. The memo accurately predicted Trump’s overwhelming victories but insisted that the billionaire could still be denied the 1,237 delegates.

    Indiana holds a winner-take-most contest. The statewide winner will receive 30 delegates, and 27 more will be awarded through winner-take-all contests in each congressional district.

    Trump sits at 987 delegates, according to the Associated Press delegate tracker, and needs fewer than 50 percent of the remaining delegates to lock up the nomination. Both Cruz and Kasich are mathematically unable to reach that mark without a contested convention. [snip]

    So important is Indiana to the Never Trump movement that the nonprofit conservative group, American Future Fund, which pulled back its spending after spending spent millions against Trump leading up to Super Tuesday in March, is likely to rejoin the fray.

    While the amount American Future Fund will spend remains unclear, a source familiar with its plans told The Hill the group will be “active” against Trump in Indiana.

    The nonprofit has a history of aggressive spending and has proven it has deep pockets. It has past ties to the powerful conservative donor network helmed by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, though the source of funding for the group’s anti-Trump drive and its remaining funds are unknown.

    Also joining the Indiana assault against Trump is the digital-focused group within the anti-Trump movement, the Never Trump PAC. The group, which is run by experienced GOP operatives, has a smaller budget than the other groups. But it plans to spend tens of thousands of dollars on targeted digital communications designed to undermine Trump’s chances in Indiana, said spokesman Rory Cooper.

    Never Trump PAC has been running digital ads in Indiana since Monday. Cooper said the state is “extremely important … not just from a math perspective but from a narrative perspective.”

    The ads are a mix of attacks against Trump and messages designed to persuade voters who don’t like Trump to act strategically and vote for Cruz rather than Kasich to stop the billionaire, Cooper said.

    “We think Indiana is important because lots of members of the media want to call this race,” Cooper added. “They think the Never Trump movement is dead. …They want to wrap this up and perception is often reality in political races.”

    “Ted Cruz has the opportunity to reset this race” in Indiana, Cooper said.

    “It gets harder, much, much harder, if Ted Cruz is not successful in Indiana.”

  2. Just a poor decision as that was not going to be a friendly forum for the public to get to “know” her. They invaded her privacy and that of her family.

  3. So, the fascist leftists and illegals (get off our property you fucking squatters, get off our safety nets, go have you anchor babies in Mexico etc.) block the Trump motorcade, and sucker punch a lone Trump supporter somewhere in California.

    Perhaps they will take their little act to Cleveland. There they will have a very receptive audience: 11000 bikers, a warrior culture, who loves to fight. If they sucker punch a Hell’s Angel, the first thing they will hear is thank you and after that it will be lights out.

  4. “It gets harder, much, much harder, if Ted Cruz is not successful in Indiana.”
    ——-
    Harder?

    Harder than what?

    Harder than impossible?

  5. Thanks admin, for adjusting my view. I was bogged down wondering what the protesters would do next, and you’ve turned on that light at the end of this tunnel. With your trademark humor. Priceless.
    =====
    America, aye the world, will never know the full effect of Trump. I think he can take some credit for this:
    Army retains decorated Green Beret it planned to kick out over confronting Afghan child rapist
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/29/army-retains-decorated-green-beret-it-planned-to-kick-out-over-confronting-afghan-child-rapist.html

  6. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/gop-stop-trump-breaks-222660

    GOP’s Stop-Trump fever breaks

    But a small core of Never-Trump operatives is still plotting a contested convention.

    The Stop-Trump fever that gripped the Republican establishment for months has broken.

    The walls are closing in around a shrinking band of hard-core opponents of the New York billionaire, who is tightening his grip on the Republican presidential nomination with big wins in state after state, congressional endorsements, and the acknowledgment from pillars of the GOP elite that Donald Trump will be the party’s standard-bearer. [snip]

    “We’ve had enough intraparty fighting. Now’s the time to stitch together a winning coalition,” said Jon Huntsman, the former governor of Utah. “And it’s been clear almost from the beginning that Donald Trump has the ability to assemble a nontraditional bloc of supporters. … The ability to cut across traditional party boundaries — like ’80, ’92 and 2008 — will be key, and Trump is much better positioned to achieve that.”

    Huntsman isn’t alone. He’s the latest in a long list of party stalwarts and defenders of the GOP establishment that have accepted Trump as the best remaining option in the field — and are encouraging Trump’s opponents to wind down.

    “Clearly, Trump has seized momentum in a huge way,” said Kaufman, a close ally of Mitt Romney who supported Jeb Bush’s candidacy this year. “As he goes through the process here in Indiana, it appears more and more likely that Trump will be able to have 1,237 [delegates] before we descend on Cleveland.” That’s enough to claim the nomination.

    There’s a chance here that in the end, our presumptive nominee will be known before the Democrats,” he continued. “Who would have thought that?” [snip]

    Even if Trump crosses the threshold to earn 1,237 bound delegates at the convention, Cruz may not be out of options. The Texas senator has been crushing Trump in the shadow fight for loyal convention delegates — delegates who could be free to vote their preference on a second ballot. It’s conceivable that a majority of the delegates at the convention in Cleveland will oppose Trump’s nomination, even if they’re bound to vote for him. In that scenario, that majority could unseat scores of Trump delegates, rewrite convention rules to eliminate any binding requirements and make it less likely — if not impossible — for Trump to claim the nomination.

  7. The writers/thinkers/strategists who have been consistently wrong about Trump continue to be consistently wrong about Trump and everything Trump:

    http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/george-will-in-case-of-trump-nomination-break-glass/2275314

    George Will: In case of Trump nomination, break glass

    Donald Trump’s damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. Republican quislings will multiply, slinking into support of the most anticonservative presidential aspirant in their party’s history. These collaborationists will render themselves ineligible to participate in the party’s reconstruction.

    Ted Cruz’s announcement of his preferred running mate has enhanced the nomination process by giving voters pertinent information. They already know the only important thing about Trump’s choice: His running mate will be unqualified for high office because he or she will think Trump is qualified. [snip]

    Were he to be nominated, conservatives would have two tasks. One would be to help him lose 50 states — condign punishment for his comprehensive disdain for conservative essentials, including the manners and grace that should lubricate the nation’s civic life. Second, conservatives can try to save from the anti-Trump undertow as many senators, representatives, governors and state legislators as possible. [snip]

    If Trump is nominated, Republicans working to purge him and his manner from public life will reap the considerable satisfaction of preserving the identity of their 162-year-old party while working to see that they forgo only four years of the enjoyment of executive power. Six times since 1945 a party has tried, and five times failed, to secure a third consecutive presidential term. The one success — the Republicans’ 1988 election of George H.W. Bush — produced a one-term president. If Clinton gives her party its first 12 consecutive White House years since 1945, Republicans can help Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, or someone else who has honorably recoiled from Trump, confine her to a single term.

  8. Someone wrote this on a Treehouse thread in response to the video of Trump going in the back of the convention center last night – it’s great lol

    v4ni11ista says:
    April 30, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Hickory Dickory Dock, the lib’bots closed off the block.
    The Donald got down and just went around.
    Hickory Dickory Dock

  9. As written here so many times, it was all over in the GOP race after Trump won South Carolina. Now the GOP “bigwigs” realize South Carolina ended the fight. Via Byron York:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-how-gop-bigwigs-made-their-peace-with-trump/article/2589905

    Byron York: How GOP bigwigs made their peace with Trump

    With Donald Trump heading toward what more and more Republicans believe will be victory in the GOP primaries, an increasing number of party figures — none fans of Trump originally — are making their peace with the idea of Trump as their nominee. Some are even working out an argument, at least in their own minds, that Trump has a plausible chance to defeat Hillary Clinton in a general election. [snip]

    “They are recognizing that the voters are speaking,” said one GOP veteran of his establishment colleagues.

    Because of that, the insiders dismiss continuing efforts to stop Trump as too little, too late. In hindsight, they now say that was true all along. The millions spent on ads against Trump in Florida? Too late. National Review’s “Against Trump” broadside? Too late. #NeverTrump? Too late. For whatever reason, the GOP politicos have concluded, anti-Trump forces in the party were always behind the times, to Trump’s benefit.

    The insiders also know other Republicans think the same thing. They took notice recently when Republican National Committee members held a meeting in Hollywood, Fla. At that meeting, member after member said that he or she would support Trump if Trump is the party’s nominee. Now, Republican National Committee members pledging to support the Republican nominee should be no surprise. But it was an institutional confirmation that the party will accept Trump. [snip]

    None of this means party insiders are enthusiastic about Trump. As one less optimistic type told me, they are trying to figure out whether to try to help Trump in a general election race or sit out the campaign in a deep funk. But the bottom line is, they can read election results. They realize the voters are telling them something. And they are moving toward accepting Trump as their nominee. “If anything,” said another insider, “it may be happening faster than you think.”

  10. Is Lyin’ Ted lying? Or is Lyin’ Ted finally facing the truth and stopped lyin’?

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/30/cruz-says-indiana-will-decide-gop-race.html?intcmp=hpbt2

    Cruz says Indiana will decide GOP race

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz declared Friday that the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination will be decided next week in Indiana – making clear he’s staking his underdog bid on a strong performance there.

    “It gives me great comfort that this primary is going to be decided by the Midwestern common sense of the Hoosier State,” Cruz said during a one-hour Fox News-hosted town hall in downtown Indianapolis.

    Cruz, speaking with anchor Sean Hannity, did not say definitively whether he would drop out if he loses Indiana on Tuesday, but described the “heartland” state as critical.

    Go Kasich!!! 🙂

  11. Tony at 5:40 – oh, I so much agree.

    When I first moved here about 25 years ago, one of the first things I saw (on tv) were illegal aliens up in L.A. en masse waving MX flags and making demands. I thought, “wow, what kind of an upside down world have I come to?” And those hordes seemingly had no fear of arrest or deportation.

  12. What happen to Trumps motorcycle guys?
    I do think if they reappear in California, it will be riot time…

  13. The writers/thinkers/strategists who have been consistently wrong about Trump continue to be consistently wrong about Trump and everything Trump:

    Or…. maybe it’s all blather, used as a rationale to object to Trump… maybe it boils down to them knowing that the gravy train is ending…

  14. How nice.

    I just received an email from Brooklyn.

    It shows my total donations as zero (0)

    It shows my number of donations as zero (0)

    I have until midnight to correct that glaring problem.

    If I fail to act, they will not send me the Woman Card they have for me.

    https://youtu.be/0uJQ_XPW0D4

  15. Well, if Trump brings that tired old shit up to discredit Hillary’s women’s rights cred I would hope to hell that the true feminists among her supporters and even the former-supporters turned haters here would raise holy hell. Such a response would further expose Trump’s smallness – pun intended.

    Any such trashy rant by trump will trivialize the issue of gender equality. I agree that it would be a mistake and- equally trivializing – for Hillary’s campaign to gratuitously play sex card. But, by damn, no one has been more of a public target of sexism that she has – not because of any decision she has made or any actions she has taken, but because the damn Dims, MSM, and every conservative has made vile, sexist statements about her in order diminish and defeat her.

    Everyone here knows that. Everyone who gives a damn about this kind of maltreatment of Hillary or of any woman should be mad as hell if Trump trashes her on the gender card issue.

    Real gender inequality is alive and well in America, and perhaps none are more sexist than those foolishly believe that they really do support equality for all, but when it comes to gender inequality, “just don’t see what the problem is”.

    The fact that in the 21st effing century America still has not had a female president – and that even the idea of a female president still thought of as a novelty – should be sufficient evidence that gender inequality is alive and well.

  16. Thanks for the link Wbboei..just watched that correspondents dinner..Obama was his typical self, somewhat funny. Larry Wimore, however, was really bad. Wolf Blitzer was not a happy man.

  17. No doubt Hillary had some awful decisions to make as a spouse of Bill..that being said, she did ruthlessly go after the women who made charges against Bill..Some of which ended up true. No one could be so blind to think he was innocent of all the charges, especially with his history.
    In the end, he did make a fool of himself and sully the Presidency.
    I don’t know if Bills behavior is necessarily fair game, I haven’t really made a decision. He would be first Husband, is there is that, and past President. My guess is it is, but I still have decent feelings about Bill despite his abuse of powers with these very young women, what does that make me?

  18. Bill Kristol is a sub human bush clone neo con depravity:

    Retired Marine Corps General James Mattis is not going to run a third-party campaign if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee.

    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol was trying to get Mattis to run as part of his scheme to run an independent in the general election against Trump and Hillary Clinton. Such a plot would presumably siphon votes away from Trump and help Clinton. Stopping Trump would allow Kristol to keep his finger in the pie in the 2020 Republican primary.

    The Republican National Committee told Breitbart News that Kristol’s proposed third party, “The Latter-Day Republicans,” does not have the committee’s support and is only “helping to elect Hillary Clinton.”

  19. Betty
    April 30, 2016 at 11:04 pm
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    Very true Betty.

    Especially with a 20 trillion dollar national debt hanging over us.

  20. freespirit
    April 30, 2016 at 11:35 pm
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    There are reasons to reject Hillary that have nothing to do with sexual discrimination or gender inequality.

    For example, suppose a number of women come forward in the general election–Kathleen Wiley, Luana Broderick, and two dozen others that Roger Stone has identified, and-

    Suppose further that each of these women state that she was sexually accosted by Bill–not with consent as we saw with Lewinsky but against their will, and-

    Suppose that Los Angeles private investigator Jack Paladino and another were hired by Hillary to threaten these women to keep their mouth shut

    Assuming that happens, do you really believe that people would say that this kind of an attack on Hillary was sexism?

    If those allegations prove out, then I think it is less a matter of gender equality and more a matter of character or the lack thereof.

    Put differently, how can you tell young women that they must report any unwanted sexual advances from males, when you have a track record of persecuting young women who do, then the culprit is your husband? Is that the kind of behavior we want in a president.

    That is how this thing is likely to play out. And it will require the feminists you refer to to either defend an indefensible position or head for the hills.

    Suppose a number of women come forward in the general election—Kathleen Wiley, Broderick and 25 others or some portion thereof, and they testify that they were groped and grabbed and it was not consensual, and suppose further that Hillary hired private investigators like Jack Paladino to pressure these women against going forward, etc.

  21. free, I can’t tell which post you’re responding to – was it the video referring to a woman card?

    I heard about it about a week ago, and I thought the term was being used metaphorically, but it appears that it’s an actual physical card that Hillary’s people have made up. I think that’s what people around the net are laughing at, not sexism itself.

    If by some chance by “that tired old shit”, you’re referring to Hillary’s enabling Bill’s womanizing by her attacking and belittling those women…. I can’t agree. That’s not something I ever heard about when I was a democrat – and knowing it now, it really upsets me. What she did was not working for the empowerment of women or supporting women’s equality – it was dismissing sexual assault complaints and empowering only herself and her husband.

    If you were referring to something else entirely, “never mind” 🙂

  22. wbboei:
    Assuming that happens, do you really believe that people would say that this kind of an attack on Hillary was sexism?

    If those allegations prove out, then I think it is less a matter of gender equality and more a matter of character or the lack thereof.

    Put differently, how can you tell young women that they must report any unwanted sexual advances from males, when you have a track record of persecuting young women who do, then the culprit is your husband? Is that the kind of behavior we want in a president.

    Yes. Absolutely. (emphases mine)

  23. Cruz says Indiana will decide GOP race
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    Today, I got an email saying that cruz was leading by 15 points.

    When I opened it up all it contained was a contribution form.

    I will try to find out what the internal polls look like at this point.

    But all we will see is the 54 congressional delegates.

    Not the 57 general delegates selected by the party.

  24. “Kasich (is) the spitting image of a homeless man. He’s got the slouch, the facial tics, and a strange way of bouncing his head and looking around that makes you want to cross the street to avoid him. It looks like he cuts his own hair, and his suits are Ralph Nader cast-offs. He wolfs down food like a street person, has a hair-trigger temper, and rants about religion in a way that only he can understand” —the incomparable Ann Coulter
    ——–

    A SLOW-TALKER AND A HOMELESS GUY WALK INTO A BAR …
    April 27, 2016

    Apparently, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are at their most appealing when no one is paying attention to them, which, conveniently, is most of the time.

    After Cruz won cranky Wisconsin last month — only the fourth actual election he’s won — voters decided to give him a second look. But two seconds after people said, “OK, let’s give this guy a try,” he cratered. You might say a little of Ted Cruz goes a long way. Voters can’t stand Cruz any more than his Senate colleagues can.

    Listening to Cruz always makes me feel like I have Asperger’s. He speaks so slowly, my mind wanders between words. As Trump said, there’s a 10-second intermission between sentences. I want to order Cruz’s speeches as Amazon Audibles, just so I can speed them up and see what he’s saying

    The guy did go to Harvard Law School, so I keep waiting for the flashes of brilliance, but they never come. Cruz is completely incapable of extemporaneous wit.

    Now that Cruz has been mathematically eliminated, he’s adding Carly Fiorina to the ticket. She’s not his “running mate,” but his “limping mate.” It’s an all-around lemon-eating contest.

    Voters quickly moved on from Cruz and tried Kasich. But he turned out to be the spitting image of a homeless man. He’s got the slouch, the facial tics, and a strange way of bouncing his head and looking around that makes you want to cross the street to avoid him. It looks like he cuts his own hair, and his suits are Ralph Nader cast-offs. He wolfs down food like a street person, has a hair-trigger temper, and rants about religion in a way that only he can understand.

    Kasich is constantly proclaiming that illegals are “made in the image of God,” and denounces the idea of enforcing federal immigration laws, saying: “I don’t think it’s right; I don’t think it’s humane.”

    When asked about his decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare — projected to cost federal taxpayers $50 billion in the first decade — he said: “Now, when you die and get to the, get to the, uh, to the meeting with St. Peter … he’s going to ask you what you did for the poor. Better have a good answer.”

    He lectured a crowd of fiscal conservatives on his Obamacare expansion, saying, “Now, I don’t know whether you ever read Matthew 25, but I commend it to you, the end of it, about do you feed the homeless and do you clothe the poor.” He also attributed the law to Chief Justice John Roberts and said, “It’s my money, OK?”

    Voters thought they were getting a less attractive version of Mitt Romney with Kasich, but it turns out they’re getting a more televangelist version of Ted Cruz.

    They’re also getting a less warm and personable version of Hillary Clinton. Last week, Kasich lashed out at a reporter who asked a perfectly appropriate question, going from boring campaign boilerplate to irritated browbeating in about one second flat. As much as I enjoy watching reporters being berated, this was deranged.

    Kasich: Listen, at the end of the day I think the Republican Party wants to pick somebody who actually can win in the fall.”

    Reporter: But if you’ve only won Ohio?

    Kasich: “Can I finish?”

    Reporter: “If you answer the ques–”

    Kasich: “I’m answering the question the way I want to answer it. You want to answer it?” (Snatches voice recorder from reporter’s hand.) “Here, let me ask you. What do you think?

    When giving a speech to Ohio EPA workers a few years ago, Kasich suddenly went off topic and began shouting about a police officer who had given him a ticket three years earlier. “Have you ever been stopped by a police officer that’s an idiot?” he began. He proceeded to tell the riveting story of his traffic violation to the EPA administrators, yelling about “this idiot! … He’s an IDIOT!”

    Based on the dashcam video immediately released by the police, Kasich had been in the wrong, and the officer — you know, “the IDIOT” — was perfectly polite about it.

    With Trump it’s exactly the opposite. The more people see of him, the more they like him. The usual pattern is: Trump says something perfectly sensible, the media lie about it, then voters find out the truth and like him more and the media less.

    Ironically, it’s Kasich who has been complaining the loudest about the alleged billions of dollars of “free media” Trump has been getting. It turns out not getting “free media” was a godsend for Kasich and Cruz.

    COPYRIGHT 2016 ANN COULTER

    A SLOW-TALKER AND A HOMELESS GUY WALK INTO A BAR …
    April 27, 2016

    Apparently, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are at their most appealing when no one is paying attention to them, which, conveniently, is most of the time.

    After Cruz won cranky Wisconsin last month — only the fourth actual election he’s won — voters decided to give him a second look. But two seconds after people said, “OK, let’s give this guy a try,” he cratered. You might say a little of Ted Cruz goes a long way. Voters can’t stand Cruz any more than his Senate colleagues can.

    Listening to Cruz always makes me feel like I have Asperger’s. He speaks so slowly, my mind wanders between words. As Trump said, there’s a 10-second intermission between sentences. I want to order Cruz’s speeches as Amazon Audibles, just so I can speed them up and see what he’s saying

    The guy did go to Harvard Law School, so I keep waiting for the flashes of brilliance, but they never come. Cruz is completely incapable of extemporaneous wit.

    Now that Cruz has been mathematically eliminated, he’s adding Carly Fiorina to the ticket. She’s not his “running mate,” but his “limping mate.” It’s an all-around lemon-eating contest.

    Voters quickly moved on from Cruz and tried Kasich. But he turned out to be the spitting image of a homeless man. He’s got the slouch, the facial tics, and a strange way of bouncing his head and looking around that makes you want to cross the street to avoid him. It looks like he cuts his own hair, and his suits are Ralph Nader cast-offs. He wolfs down food like a street person, has a hair-trigger temper, and rants about religion in a way that only he can understand.

    Kasich is constantly proclaiming that illegals are “made in the image of God,” and denounces the idea of enforcing federal immigration laws, saying: “I don’t think it’s right; I don’t think it’s humane.”

    When asked about his decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare — projected to cost federal taxpayers $50 billion in the first decade — he said: “Now, when you die and get to the, get to the, uh, to the meeting with St. Peter … he’s going to ask you what you did for the poor. Better have a good answer.”

    He lectured a crowd of fiscal conservatives on his Obamacare expansion, saying, “Now, I don’t know whether you ever read Matthew 25, but I commend it to you, the end of it, about do you feed the homeless and do you clothe the poor.” He also attributed the law to Chief Justice John Roberts and said, “It’s my money, OK?”

    Voters thought they were getting a less attractive version of Mitt Romney with Kasich, but it turns out they’re getting a more televangelist version of Ted Cruz.

    They’re also getting a less warm and personable version of Hillary Clinton. Last week, Kasich lashed out at a reporter who asked a perfectly appropriate question, going from boring campaign boilerplate to irritated browbeating in about one second flat. As much as I enjoy watching reporters being berated, this was deranged.

    Kasich: Listen, at the end of the day I think the Republican Party wants to pick somebody who actually can win in the fall.”

    Reporter: But if you’ve only won Ohio?

    Kasich: “Can I finish?”

    Reporter: “If you answer the ques–”

    Kasich: “I’m answering the question the way I want to answer it. You want to answer it?” (Snatches voice recorder from reporter’s hand.) “Here, let me ask you. What do you think?

    When giving a speech to Ohio EPA workers a few years ago, Kasich suddenly went off topic and began shouting about a police officer who had given him a ticket three years earlier. “Have you ever been stopped by a police officer that’s an idiot?” he began. He proceeded to tell the riveting story of his traffic violation to the EPA administrators, yelling about “this idiot! … He’s an IDIOT!”

    Based on the dashcam video immediately released by the police, Kasich had been in the wrong, and the officer — you know, “the IDIOT” — was perfectly polite about it.

    With Trump it’s exactly the opposite. The more people see of him, the more they like him. The usual pattern is: Trump says something perfectly sensible, the media lie about it, then voters find out the truth and like him more and the media less.

    Ironically, it’s Kasich who has been complaining the loudest about the alleged billions of dollars of “free media” Trump has been getting. It turns out not getting “free media” was a godsend for Kasich and Cruz.

    COPYRIGHT 2016 ANN COULTER

  25. The guy did go to Harvard Law School, so I keep waiting for the flashes of brilliance, but they never come.” Ted was an affirmative action Hispanic for Harvard/Princeton it appears. And Heidi confirmed it in a rather Freudian manner.

    “At a campaign stop just days before the critical Indiana primary, Heidi Cruz, wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, said one of her husband’s strengths in the campaign is that he “is an immigrant.”

    “Ted is an immigrant,” Mrs. Cruz said, emphasizing the word “is.” “He is Hispanic.” http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2590032/?platform=hootsuite It also appears Heidi has a penchant for the foreign exotic as well as wanting open borders to make oodles of money for Goldie Sacks. You cannot make this stuff up. LOL.

  26. Ted is an immigrant,” Mrs. Cruz said, emphasizing the word “is.” “He is Hispanic.”
    —————
    A Canadian immigrant Hispanic who wants to bring in millions of other immigrants to displace the nativist population.

    A lot of them in Indiana? (Besides that ignorant fat ass Craig Dunn and his Lady MacBeth spouse?

    And of those, how many agree with the TPP policy he enacted to displace US workers with foreigners, which will add to the already 95 million Americans of working age who are not working—

    Other than general delegate Craig Dunn, whose final word on the subject was fuck the voters, I own my delegate vote, and it is mine to sell to the highest bidder (briber?)

    And this backward thinking jamoke is surprised that he receives death threats? As the say in the CIA, if you receive a death threat, you can be pretty sure they won’t do it. And whether this even happened is highly questionable.

  27. An excellent interview, including but not limited to the sage observation that the Soros financed leftist thugs attacking Trump supporters physically, and turning over a police vehicle yesterday in Costa Mesa are making the case for Trump even more effectively than he can. The public is forced to decide—whose side am I on? Trump, or these leftist thugs?? Let me be crystal clear on what I am saying: Not every leftist is a thug. But every leftist condones thugs and blame others (never themselves) for what the thugs do. Likewise, not every leftist wants to surrender to foreign terrorist. But they promote open borders which brings them in by the hundreds. And, as in Europe, they invite them into our country, and then blame to police when those squatters start attacking citizens. Enough of this bullshit about undocumented immigrants. These are squatters who defy our laws, and only because we have a judas traitor in the white house do they get away with it. And the RINO? In pare delicto with the traitor. Which makes them what? Patriots??

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/pat-buchanan-donald-trump-set-win/2016/04/29/id/726517/

  28. The Arizona Republican Party just signed their own death warrant.

    Trump wins 47% of the vote.

    Cruz wins 24% of the vote.

    And Cruz ends up with ALL the delegates.

    The party says the people’s vote does not matter.

    I would say the delegates assignment does not matter.

    Some of these people will have to be taken down.

    Most of them have skeletons in the closet.

    No bribes. No threats. Just the truth about them.

    Just you wait.

    It will be the most remarkable turn around.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/05/another-glitch-former-gov-jan-brewer-trump-supporter-removed-az-delegate-ballot/

  29. Let me tell you how this works.

    They meet as a group, and at the behest of their leader they agree that they will hold the line against the great unwashed for the sake of the party, and no less their own careers.

    So they put on the war paint, point to the rules, and take a blood oath to each other come what may we will hold the line, for the sake of the party and our own careers.

    Then, the pressure starts to build. Other Cruz redoubts fall. The donors in Washington re align against Trump.

    Suddenly, they are standing their naked.

    Gut check time. I am okay. Are you okay? Others may falter but not us. We are the great and hope of the party. Its always darkest before the dawn. Hold the line for the sake of our careers!

    Then, they began to hear rumors that one of their bravest members has thrown in the towel, and switched his vote. How can this be. He is the same guy who told us to hold the line.

    He is not taking calls, and the emails we send him are not opened much less answered. His secretary says he has gone on vacation.

    Oh my god. Other redoubts fall. We are one of the last. Where is that fucking Jake Flake–that ex lobbyist and miserable bastard who told us to hold the line? He is unresponsive now too.

    Am I the only one left supporting Cruz. Has the train left the station? Will I be punished to set an example? What the hell can I do now to redeem myself. When will the hatchet with my name on it come out?

    Moral to the story?

    “Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.” – Alexander Pope

  30. I have to ask, where the hell is Manfort(sp) in terms of these delegates in Arizona, this is ridiculous.
    I hope this is not the last we hear of this.

  31. gonzotx
    May 1, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I have to ask, where the hell is Manfort(sp) in terms of these delegates in Arizona, this is ridiculous.

    I hope this is not the last we hear of this.
    —–
    I am sure he saw this coming, even if Brewer did not.

    By now, he know who is behind it.

    And I would not want to be that individual.

    Sometimes, you have to let the corruption play out.

    Then you can cut off the head of the snake.

  32. I know a guy who is active in the party and was a Trump supporter. Michael is his name. He spent a long day yesterday. His post mortem was direct and to the point: the whole damned thing was rigged. Just look at what they did and tell me whether it is in any way shape or form legitimate:

    1. they gave no delegates to the guy who won by a 2 to 1 margin.

    2. they gave all the delegates to the guy who lost by a 2 to 1 margin.

    3. they gave all the delegates to the guy whose eligibility to run for president is legally questionable.

    4. they gave all the delegates to the guy who the party leaders in Washington are abandoning now like the plague.

    5. this is the Flake McCain cabal in action. Their days are numbered.

  33. The Cruze delegate poaching will cost him populous support. There are plenty of delegates left to win with. DT needs to take the best revenge and live well by racking them all up.

  34. Hillary has certainly been the target of misogyny and sexism as part of the 2008 campaign. It came from both parties. Most disgraceful the Dimocrats who are 54% female, while their superdelegates were 35% female and 65% male. The seperdelegate vote that turned the tide against Clinton had a decided sex bias.

    That being said, 2016 is different. Now the issue is more clearly globalism vs nationalism. For me, Hillary’s silence on the muslim rape epidemic in Europe tells me that she has sold out. I think that will be the defining issue for Hillary and why her campaign will just not work. Women’s rights and Islamification are a contradiction and any woman with any sense, knows that. She is pushing for muslim immigration and bringing way too may misogynists into the country. And look at her SOS stuff and the support for the Muslim Brotherhood. Trump will have a field day.

    It may be politically incorrect to talk bad about muslims and their misogyny, but you do not have to say a word to vote.

  35. Lu4PUMA
    May 1, 2016 at 4:34 pm
    ——-
    Correct.

    The post modern project has been to destroy the identity of the United States, and the individualism of its people. The gender thing has been a big part of it. Who cares about what Bruce Jenner decided to do? Who cares about transgender bathrooms? The globalists that is who. They also want to feminize the male of the specie, and to make gender roles obsolete, at the same time as they seek to destroy the family. They tell us we must accept all of this in the name of tolerance. But then they run into the single contradiction at the heart of their doctrine. How can we be tolerant of a religion which is intolerant? A religion that preaches death to people who are not of its faith. A religion that promises to roll back the very gender equality that invites them to come into this country, to prove that we are tolerant, even though they are not. Show me the evidence that they will assimilate our values, when they are steeped in very different ones. They will go on welfare, kick us out of our own country, and sharia law will attain equal status with western law. That is where Hillary is headed.

  36. But the main purpose is to get those votes. ALL of them. And not ask whether those voters are citizens. And to agree with Roberts who holds that illegals count in the census and the division of political power, insofar as they lead to the creation of additional legislative districts wherein they are concentrated. And then there is that black comic who tells obama you done good nigger, and Obama laughs it off. For him it is a form of validation which negates his white half. They need a vauville cane long enough to larrup both of them and put them in a cage reserved for black racists.

  37. It is damned funny if you think about it.

    Big media sold its soul, its reputation and its profession to Obama.

    96% of the public knows that–now.

    Yet, he tells them at the Press Club dinner that they did not do enough.

    That is a problem that would befuddle Faust.

    Not how to get your soul back after you have promised it to the devil.

    But what to tell the devil who has taken your soul–it isn’t enough.

  38. It is tough being a big media journalist.

    Waiting for that email from the Obama administration telling you what to say.

    Synchronizing your talking points with other journalists

    Never letting a little thing like the truth stand in the way of your network narrative.

    Deciding difficult questions like where do I go to lunch.

    And how is my five million dollar 401 k doing this week.

    Worrying that you may be losing influence

    The first clue is when your reserved table goes to someone else.

    No, a journalists life is not a happy one. Happy one.

  39. Hillary only 4% points up on Sanders in Indiana …just seems to be a lack of excitement for her.

  40. Sometimes I wish I could shout on a loudspeaker to the rioting idiots,

    “This is free speech! This is DIVERSITY!”

    They say they are tolerant, but they’re not for anything unlike themselves. They say they believe in free speech, but only for themselves. They say they believe in diversity, but they’ve been taught to think it has to do with skin color.

    IMO, at the bottom of all types of diversities lies “different of opinion”, it’s the most fundamental type of diversity from which the others spring….

  41. Lorac…truly insane…end of Britain…just like us electing Barack Hussein Obama…but you were racist if you said his full name.

  42. Very bad anti-Semitism problems in Europe and Labor party in England has some really bad apples…the demographics are changing and the small population of Jews left in Europe will ultimately be extinct.

  43. What would Bush say to Obama’s unblemished record, i.e. collapse of the middle east, 20 trillion dollar debt, racial division, loss of international stature, 95 million Americans of working age not working, collapsing safety nets, broken borders etc.

    Heck of a job Brownie, as he said to his negligent FEMA director, or one of his other famous sayings which have passed into common lore, i.e.

    https://youtu.be/Be6tunbRcs8

  44. From what you posted Wbboei:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/434793/ted-cruz-delegates-reconsider-supporting-donald-trump

    “I think [last Tuesday’s vote] spooked a lot of people,” says Jim Poolman, a North Dakota delegate who had previously committed to a first-ballot convention vote for Cruz. “But I want to be clear, I think the will of the people does mean something, as well,” he says. “Donald Trump has gotten a lot of support across the country, and just [last Tuesday], winning five [states] is one heckuva showing.” Poolman now says he will opt to see how the remaining primaries play out, and is “not necessarily” a first-ballot vote for Cruz.

    He’s not alone. Of the ten North Dakota delegates on the Cruz slate reached by National Review, five express serious reservations about backing the Texas senator on that crucial first ballot.

    I have to admit I’ve been vacillating,” says David Hogue, a state senator and Cruz-approved delegate who insists he’s “firmly uncommitted.”

    Hogue’s senate colleague Dick Dever is also getting cold feet. “What I have said is I’m leaning towards Cruz, but I’m not committed to anybody,” he says. “And after [Tuesday’s vote], I think Trump has the momentum going forward.” Dever was impressed by the way Trump broke fifty percent in all five of last Tuesday’s primaries, after relying on pluralities to propel him to victory in previous contests. And he finds it just as telling that Cruz lost to John Kasich in all but one of those contests. “I think that was a real shift,” he says.

    With Trump on a winning streak that’s seen his popularity and electoral success continue to grow past the long-assumed “ceiling” of 35 to 40 percent of the Republican electorate, many North Dakota delegates who privately support Cruz are rethinking the wisdom of challenging the real-estate mogul’s commanding lead on the convention floor. Rick Becker, a former North Dakota gubernatorial candidate who is still loyal to Cruz, says one delegate who he believes would like to support Cruz is nevertheless warning peers about the damage they could do to the party’s November prospects by angering the millions of voters who support Trump.

    “Yes, you’re unbound, you can vote for whoever you want,” says Becker, explaining the delegate’s worries. “But if Trump gets really close, should you even ignore your wishes, ignore your congressional district’s wishes, and just vote for Trump to try to salvage the Republican party from being torn apart?

    Jessica Unruh, another state senator elected on the Cruz slate, admits that argument is the “underlying reason” why she is now reconsidering her options. “That’s why I’ve been supportive of Cruz and not fully committed to him, because I would not want to see that happen to the Republican party,” she says.

    Trump hating National Review in short: “it really is over for Cruz.”

  45. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/poll-donald-trump-leads-ted-cruz-by-double-digits-in-indiana/

    An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist survey, released Sunday, found Trump with a 15-point advan­tage over his closest rival among likely GOP primary voters in Indiana: Trump sits at 49 percent of support, while Cruz has 34 percent. Kasich trails far behind at 13 percent.

    Fifty-eight percent of likely Repub­li­can voters also disap­prove of the alliance between Cruz and Kasich, who announced their collab­o­ra­tive efforts last week. To prevent the current GOP front-runner from reach­ing the 1,237 delegates needed for the party’s nomina­tion, Kasich agreed to reshuf­fle his resources to Oregon and New Mexico, leaving Indiana to Cruz. But Repub­li­cans in the Hoosier state didn’t take kindly to that strat­egy: Only 34 percent said they approved of the two campaigns’ cooper­a­tion.

  46. admin
    May 1, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    From what you posted Wbboei:

    Picking the “wrong” or losing side always has ramifications and costs. The Cruz-ites claiming to represent “principle” and other rationalizations concocted by consultants and PR hacks for globalists feel the earth shifting beneath their feet. When the completely contrived pseudo-drama of a contested convention was floated it seemed good for mayhem, disruption, and slowing down or possibly even ending the Trump phenomena. This stunt has been pushed and hyped shamelessly by the media. What did they get for their trouble? They got Paul Manafort. And for the elected flunkies? They get pissed off constituents.

    The morons (Rove?) who came up with the contested convention plan did not game this out. Of course not. The cost versus the benefit is not looking too good. Instead of looking clever and savvy they look crooked and manipulative. This “plan” started in the !Jeb camp and of course has imploded. Cause and effect is simply beyond them.

  47. fwiw…have heard 4 names discussed as possible VP choices for Donald

    Newt Gingrich
    Gov Chris Christie
    Rep Marcia Blackburn
    Oklahoma Gov Mary Fallon

  48. It’s going to be a long summer for Hillary if she and Trump go at it.

    http://nypost.com/2016/04/30/how-donald-trump-beats-hillary-clinton/

    Polls, however, can change. Already, one survey has Trump within 3 points, and a recent Rasmussen poll showed Clinton and Trump tied at 38 percent apiece. Trump has already picked up 5 points on Clinton in just the past month. And while it’s true that Trump currently has high negatives among voters (62 percent), so does Hillary (56 percent).

    Further, the media has consistently underestimated Trump’s genuine appeal to the white working class, which is tired of being the one group in America it’s OK to scorn.

    Does anyone think that, in the debates, Hillary will be able to withstand the blunt-force trauma the braggadocious billionaire deployed to knock Jeb and his other rivals out of the race?

    Trump won’t hesitate to hammer her, and everything from Monica Lewinsky and Bubba’s “bimbo eruptions” to Whitewater and Benghazi will be on the table. He’ll also saddle her with the miserable Obama economy — seven straight years of anemic growth below 3 percent, the coal industry collapsing, a record number of able-bodied men and women out of the workforce. Millions will cheer.

    In the last few primaries, Trump outperformed his poll numbers by 6 percent (New York) to 12 percent (Pennsylvania). Which indicates that — surprise — folks sometimes lie to pollsters even as they secretly admire Trump’s freewheeling positions on such hot-button issues as illegal immigration, Islamic terrorism and the Obama administration’s diplomatic ineptitude.

    Finally, there’s this: What doesn’t take Trump down only makes him stronger and more popular. Every rival who’s rushed him headlong has been eliminated. Every time he says something that’s the “last straw,” his numbers jump.

    In the end, of course, it will come down to turnout. Can Trump pick up enough disaffected Democrats in places like Pennsylvania and Ohio to offset the Democrats’ advantage among minorities and force them to play defense in states they normally take for granted?

    Not since the bitter Adams-Jefferson election of 1800 will the nation have seen such a no-holds-barred, down-and-dirty slugfest. But after 16 years of misguided Bush interventionism and pallid Obama apathy, the momentum is on Trump’s side.

  49. Newt Gingrich
    Gov Chris Christie
    Rep Marcia Blackburn
    Oklahoma Gov Mary Fallon
    —–
    Those are not the options I would have considered.

    Again, I think Martinez would be a good choice.

    Gingrich while bright as hell would have little voter appeal.

    Christie is Trump redux in terms of style and geography.

    I am not convinced that Blackburn or Fallon have the chops.

  50. Mormaer
    May 2, 2016 at 5:40 am

    The morons (Rove?) who came up with the contested convention plan did not game this out.
    ———
    Correct.

    They did not game it out in the fact that they were playing Russian roulette.

    But Rove is not really about the people, the party or winning elections..

    Best evidence of this? His bad call on Romney in 2012 proves that.

    Who can forget Meeeagain running from one end of the newsroom to the other convinced by Rove that Ohio was in the bag.

    He spent a half a billion dollars of donor money losing that election for Romney.

    More recently he spent $150 million losing the primary for Bush to Donald who spent only 40 million.

    If Karl Rove is not about the people, the party or winning elections what is he about?

    Simple: fleecing donors.

    The broker convention idea which excited big media to no end,

    And fleecing donors

    Was a pipe dream to keep the money spigot flowing.

    That is what he gamed out.

  51. Just saw that poll…very surprising.
    =========================

    Greatest song ever ad….very on topic when first released and now…

  52. Unless Christie would rather have AG, I’ve got to think he’s Trump’s VP choice as much as he’s been tagging along / stumping for Trump in the Northeast.

  53. Sanders is not different than Cruz or Kasich..trying to steal the nomination at a convention.

  54. I cannot see Christie as anything but Trump’s AG. He was born for the role. VP material, he is not. I think someone more like Senator Jeff Sessions would be the thing.

  55. I agree Christie would be good for AG

    Rudy G at Homeland Security

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

    those are just names I heard mentioned over the weekend

    Jeff Sessions is another

    just throwing them out there for reactions

  56. Wish VP could be Palin unleashed. The talking heads would lose it. Ads could be run citing how right she was when mocked for declarations in 2008.

  57. Any time I see some newspaper article saying experts, analysts say that a Trump presidency would result in this or that negative outcome, I guess I want to know who are these fuck sticks, who pays their salary, what is their methodology, whose interests do they serve and when was the last time they have been right about anything. Even Gates, who I like, says there is a differnce between business negotiations and international negotiations. The protocols are different, the pace is different, ultimatums can have drastic consequences—sure I get that part. But the bottom line is a bad deal is still a bad deal, and in international affairs, a deal that serves the Mullahs at the expense of the American people is ipso facto a bad deal. Trump is absolutely right–our state department and our negotiators are losers. Losers. Losers. Only they wine and dine at the fancy hotels, kiss ass, and take wonderful vacations. The American People pay the transactional costs of their traveling minstrel show, and they pay though the nose for the bad deals that follow in its wake.

  58. How about Rove as a luau pig roasting over an open pit, then fed to the sharks with a case full of rolaids.

  59. alcina
    May 2, 2016 at 11:37 am
    —–
    You are probably right. I just finished reading about it.

  60. Sessions would be my pick, like minds. Rudy from the NE…I like him alot, but I think..well, what do I know…

  61. wbboei
    May 2, 2016 at 6:11 pm
    ——————————–
    If I recall, the VP and the POTUS have to be from different states.

  62. I don’t agree with Christie as VP – he’s loud and strong, but Trump already has that covered. Usually the VP is the attack dog, to keep the president’s hands clean, but that’s not Trump’s style – not during the election, anyway.

    Plus…. sorry, but he’s way past portly, and whether it’s true or not, he looks like a walking heart attack. The VP needs to be in good enough shape to be perceived as healthy, especially since if something happens to the president, the VP is stepping into an incredibly higher amount of stress.

    Plus, they’re both from the east, that’s too close, I think.

    Gingrich’s name was tossed out. I think Trump would lose the support of a lot of his non-right winger repubs, dems, and independents. And he’s too old to take over in 8 years, I think. And I’m not convinced Trump even likes him.

  63. Lu4PUMA
    May 2, 2016 at 5:12 pm
    I cannot see Christie as anything but Trump’s AG. He was born for the role. VP material, he is not. I think someone more like Senator Jeff Sessions would be the thing.

    I just had a great idea, what if Donald Trump does ask Senator Jeff Sessions to be his VP. And Senator Sessions endorses Stephen Miller to replace him as Senator? Oh my gosh, I just love that idea. We would be getting three for the price of one!

  64. Have you heard this wonderful testimonial by Lynne Patton

    “The Trump Family That I Know” – A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks

  65. Yes. Sessions makes a lot of sense for Vice President.

    He has a lot of gravitas, and shares to pro American agenda.

  66. I had no idea she was capable of this.

    This song was from the stage play Joey and the movie with Rita Hayworth and Frank Sinatra

    The musical score was Rogers and Hart

    There were 16 verses to this song, and they were very risque for the time.

    Of the best five verses Gaga found two of them–one in the beginning the other at the end.

    I think Lorenz Hart believed that he would never die as long as he wrote more verses.

    https://youtu.be/f_IYAvaa8cU

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