Dumb And Dumber: Paul Ryan And #Hillary2016 Attack @RealDonaldTrump – Thereby Helping #Trump2016

As we wrote so presciently three days ago, the next big fight will be Donald Trump versus Paul Ryan and the GOP revanchist establishment. It would help Trump2016 if a big name Trump supporter, joined by every Trump supporter, donated money to Paul Ryan’s primary opponent Paul Nehlen – that would send the necessary message to Paul Ryan and his ambitions to run for president in 2020 by sabotaging Trump in 2016. Of course, Paul Ryan’s treachery is proof of the truth of Trump’s message and helps Trump2016. Ditto Hilllary2016’s latest attack ad.

Hillary2016 released an attack ad against Donald J. Trump yesterday. Instead of the attack ad, Hillary2016 should have sent Trump2016 a campaign contribution because the “attack ad” was so bad it helps Trump. The Hillary2016 “attack ad” against Trump2016 proves there is not one firing neuron, not one living brain cell in Brooklyn headquarters.

The only question that remains to be answered this May 2016 is, “Who is dumber? Paul Ryan and the GOP establishment? Or Hillary2016?” They’re both dumb. Who is dumber?

Let’s start with the Wisconsin dummy. Paul Ryan, the loser VP pick, on national television tried to sabotage Donald J. Trump. Keep in mind that Paul Ryan will be the convention chairman and as such he will try to sabotage Trump every step of the way in Cleveland. Here’s what we wrote a few days ago before Indiana voted:

Donald J. Trump will have more than the 1,237 delegate votes he needs to be nominated. Some, if not many, of those delegates will be forced to vote for Trump by law. This means that some, if not many, of the delegates that vote for Trump’s nomination will still vote against Trump’s interests at the convention. These treacherous delegates will vote for Trump on the first ballot but at every turn they might vote with Paul Ryan, who will be chairman of the convention, and the interests of the establishment.

For Donald J. Trump this means that Donald Trump should begin immediately to agitate to seize full control of the convention. [snip] It’s not just that Donald Trump will know how to produce a better “show” than the dull establishment. Donald Trump will produce a better political party than the one he is set to destroy tonight. [snip]

Total control of the GOP convention in Cleveland will mean that Trump will dominate the rules, platform, and credentials committees. From there Trump can demand total control of the Republican National Committee. Once he has control of the Republican National Committee and the apparatus of the party nationally, Trump can also seize total control of the finance committees and the state “victory committees” which will likely be the vehicles by which the Trump campaign runs alongside the state Republican campaigns.

Trump must also demand total control of the campaign finance committees for the GOP Senate and House. Any fund raising Trump commits to for any GOP effort must be predicated on funding only candidates which will support his election as president.

Before we wrote that advice to Donald Trump we noted how the establishment will accept Trump only if Trump dumps Trumpism. That’s the new GOP establishment strategy against Trump:

As we previously wrote, the GOP establishment, the ancien régime of the corrupt and rotted now accept that Trump will be the GOP nominee but they have devised a new strategy to strip Trump’s ideas and policies away from Trump. The ancien régime will tolerate Trump but only without Trumpism. The ancien régime will use every trick and every bit of power at their disposal to achieve their strategic aims now that they have lost the nomination fight. That’s why it is so important for Trump to strip the GOP establishment of any and all power to do further harm to the nation.

Yeah, we nailed it.

That strategy we outlined is why Paul Ryan said what he said on CNN to sabotage Donald J. Trump:

Other than us, the only person who got it right is Lou Dobbs. Lou Dobbs is a must watch smart analysis:

Lou Dobbs understands, as he usually does, what Paul Ryan is up to. Paul Ryan seeks to sabotage Trump2016 so that Ryan can keep the GOP establishment in control and his pajama boy dreams of a run for president in 2020 alive.

Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity to a lesser extent also understood the meaning of Paul Ryan’s threat against Donald J. Trump.

When Paul Ryan declares that the GOP “standard bearer” should bear the GOP standard what Paul Ryan means is “Trump without Trumpism”. Paul Ryan will tolerate Donald Trump only if Trump does what loser Paul Ryan commands. “… Trump had yet to prove he shared the conservative values and principles necessary to be the party’s standard-bearer” means Paul Ryan wants Trump to be the GOP establishment chump. Trump without Trumpism is what the GOP establishment and Paul Ryan demand.

The GOP establishment goal is to sabotage Trump and the new emerging Republican Party so the ancien régime can maintain control and maintain their privileges. The ancien régime will do nothing for the American people other than continue the disaster of policies which weaken American workers with low wage policies and turn America into a garrison state for international taskmasters. Trump rejects all that.

To that end the Republican establishment will do what it takes to destroy Trump and the upstart voters that support Trump. The strategy of the GOP establishment is laughable. Already we have heard from the Bush Crime Clan they will not attend the GOP convention in Cleveland which will nominate Donald J. Trump. The Bush Crime Clan also declares they will not endorse Trump. Loser Mittens Romney will also turn his back on Donald Trump and the new Republican Party. Loser John McCain will also refuse to attend the Trump convention of the new Republican Party. Senators Ben Sasse and Lindsey Graham won’t vote for Trump either.

How dumb is the GOP establishment? A total refusal by the GOP establishment to accept Donald Trump and the ostentatious display of contempt for Trump and his voters – HELPS TRUMP!!!!!!!!

The GOP establishment is dumb. But the evidence mounts that Hillary2016 is dumber. Trump’s message and entire campaign is an attack against the ancien régime, against the entire political establishment. So what does Hillary2016 do? This truly stupid attack ad:

That type of attacked worked so well against Trump when Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Lindsey Graham, Liddle Marco, Lyin’ Ted, Mitt Romney, etc. etc. used it to attack Trump that it destroyed Trump and now Trump is NOT the GOP nominee for president in 2016. Um… It did work, right? It’s over for Trump, right??? NO. Hillary2016 somehow misses the point that this type of attack with the full array of the GOP establishment calling Donald J. Trump names, HELPS TRUMP!!!!!!!.

Instead of that “attack” ad against Donald Trump, it would have been better if Hillary2016 sent Trump2016 a campaign contribution. It would be cheaper to send Trump money during this change election year than to air an ad such as this that HELPS TRUMP by demonstrating beyond doubt that Trump is an enemy of the GOP establishment.

Did it ever occur to anyone at Hillary2016 Brooklyn headquarters that Trump can air a similar ad citing Bernie Sanders against Hillary Clinton and Goldman Sachs? Or maybe even the nasty race-baiting things Barack Obama said against Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton can be put into a Trump ad. Is there one thinking brain in Brooklyn Hillary2016 headquarters?

What Hillary2016 should be doing is coming up with ideas to explain away Hillary’s joyful remarks about how she will gleefully destroy the livelihood of coal miners. Those Hillary remarks will be THE attack ad against Hillary and thus far there is not one functioning brain at Hillary2016 that has devised a strategy to neutralize those remarks when they are unleashed against her.

The West Virginia Coal Association endorsed Trump because of those remarks. Instead of silly attacks ads that help Trump, Hillary2016 should be busy explaining away her remarks that will hurt in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and every place where unemployment is a problem. “Trump Digs Coal” and understands how that issue will help him in November:

“She said ‘I’m going to put the miners and the mines out of business.’ And then she comes over and she tried to explain her statement. That is a tough one to explain. Wouldn’t you say?” he asked.

While Hillary2016 distracts with silly ads that help Donald J. Trump, Bernie Sanders continues to gain in West Virginia and every state that votes in May, and June.

The GOP establishment proved and continues to prove they where too dumb to understand this is a CHANGE election. We warned Hillary2016 years ago that this would be a change election year. Hillary 2016 is too dumb to see that. The GOP establishment refuses to see that. Dumb and dumber. Who is the dumbest?


163 thoughts on “Dumb And Dumber: Paul Ryan And #Hillary2016 Attack @RealDonaldTrump – Thereby Helping #Trump2016

  1. This type of attack reinforces Trump’s message (unlike the Hillary ad against Trump):


    Donald Trump plans to use Bernie Sanders’ attacks against Hillary Clinton

    Sanders “said that she almost shouldn’t be allowed to run, that she’s not qualified to run and she’s not capable,” Trump said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.”

    “I’m going to use that. We’ll have that teed up. . . . What he said is incredible. It’s a sound bite,” Trump said.

    His plans lend credibility to Clinton’s argument that Sanders’ refusal to drop out of the Democratic primary race will harm her presumptive general-election campaign.

    In early April, Sanders repeatedly questioned whether Clinton was qualified for the White House.

    “I don’t believe that she is qualified if she is, through her super PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special-interest funds,” Sanders said while campaigning in Philadelphia.

    “I don’t think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in Iraq. I don’t think you are qualified if you’ve supported virtually every disastrous trade agreement, which has cost us millions of decent-paying jobs.”

    These are the kinds of comments Trump suggested he will use against Clinton. He said she will have to “be able to take it” if the two become their parties’ nominees for president.

  2. The video of Hillary saying this is one of the most sickening disgusting things we have ever seen:


    Clinton nudges Sanders by pointing to her support for Obama after her failed 2008 campaign

    Though Hillary Clinton did not explicitly call on Bernie Sanders to end his presidential bid Thursday, she called for party unification by holding up her own example of dropping out in 2008 when it became clear that Barack Obama would be the Democratic nominee.

    “I did that when I pulled out in ’08. Some of you remember,” she told a couple of hundred African American community leaders gathered at a museum in Los Angeles, and the crowd murmured in agreement.

    Clinton noted that she is more than 3 million votes and nearly 300 pledged delegates ahead of Sanders. In 2008, she said, she ended her campaign when she was about equal with Obama in the popular vote because he led her by about 60 pledged delegates.

    “A much, much smaller margin than what we see in this race, but I knew that he had won because it matters how many delegates you have,” Clinton said. “… I knew then that whatever differences we might have had in the campaign, they were nothing compared to the differences between us and the Republicans. Now if that was true in ‘08, that is true on steroids today.”

    She repeatedly skewered presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, saying he does not listen to people, would wreck the economy, try to repeal the Affordable Care Act and allow other nations to obtain nuclear weapons.

    “That is the kind of risk this country cannot afford to take,” she said. “That is dangerous.”

  3. Another Bush lie. So much for the pledge to support the nominee:


    I congratulate Donald Trump on securing his place as the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. There is no doubt that he successfully tapped into the deep sense of anger and frustration so many Americans around the country rightfully feel today.

    The tremendous anger of the current U.S. electorate – whether Republican, Democrat or independent – is a result of people fearful about the future, concerned with the direction of our country and tremendously frustrated by the abject failure and inability of leaders in Washington, D.C. to make anything better.

    American voters have made it clear that Washington is broken, but I’m not optimistic that either of the leading candidates for President will put us on a better course.

    The American Presidency is an office that goes beyond just politics. It requires of its occupant great fortitude and humility and the temperament and strong character to deal with the unexpected challenges that will inevitably impact our nation in the next four years.

    Donald Trump has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character. He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution. And, he is not a consistent conservative. These are all reasons why I cannot support his candidacy.

    Hillary Clinton has proven to be an untrustworthy liberal politician who, if elected, would present a third term of the disastrous foreign and economic policy agenda of Barack Obama.

    In November, I will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but I will support principled conservatives at the state and federal levels, just as I have done my entire life. For Republicans, there is no greater priority than ensuring we keep control of both chambers of Congress. I look forward to working hard for great conservatives in the Senate and House in the coming months.

  4. gonzotx
    May 6, 2016 at 4:46 pm
    Very true, but with May 4th Be With You in mind, it still doesn’t make Anakin Skywalker’s embrace of the Dark Side due to the successful seduction by the Emperor any less tragic.

  5. I wonder if Jebs mother wrote that for him…lol

    Hillary, dropped out because of 60 delegates? She is so far gone, so 0ver the cliff..and SHE states that Trump would allow Nuclear proliferation? Hmm, Bill allowed N Korea and Obama Iran..lying Hillary…

  6. Just got my Washington State primary ballot. It still lists Carson, Cruz and Kasich along with Trump as possible choices for the Republican side as well as Hillary and Bernie on the Democratic side.

  7. The Wit of Donald (posted 40 min ago on his Facebook page):

    “I fully understand why Lindsey Graham cannot support me. If I got beaten as badly as I beat him, and all the other candidates he endorsed, I would not be able to give my support either. Every time I see Lindsey Graham spew hate during interviews I ask why the media never questions how I single-handedly destroyed his hapless run for President. As a candidate who did not receive 1% in his own state – compared to my victory at nearly 40% with many others in the race – he has zero credibility. He was a poor representative and an embarrassment to the great people of South Carolina. Judging by the incompetent way he ran his campaign, it is easy to see why his military strategies have failed so badly — we can’t even beat ISIS!
    While I will unify the party, Lindsey Graham has shown himself to be beyond rehabilitation. And like the voters who rejected him, so will I!”
    Donald J. Trump

  8. Seeing that Dick Cheney is to endorse DJT and POTUS will comment on him tonight NBC 6:30 Lester Holt.
    Inna hurry. Thank you admin, cannot recall when a Friday night has been this exciting.

  9. Tony Stark
    May 6, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Just got my Washington State primary ballot.

    It still lists Carson, Cruz and Kasich along with Trump as possible choices for the Republican side.
    The reason is Ben Carson suspended his campaign but never filed a withdrawal of candidacy, therefore, despite the passage of time, he remains on the ballot. As for the other two, their withdrawal came after the ballots were sent out.

  10. The elite class and their political bitches are in denial about how the hundreds of million of Americans, that they have been looting and oppressing, view them.

    Hundreds of millions of people who have had their jobs, wealth and freedoms diminished. Those who have been driven into poverty, those who are disenfranchised, so that a hundred thousand or so people can live large.

    Burn the bitches down. There is a place waiting for them in Hell.

    They should be grateful to Trump for a peaceful revolution.

  11. Trump just launched a preemptive strike against Senator Elizabeth Warren as Hillary’s possible running mate by branding her as Goofy Elizabeth Warren with the following tweets:

    “I hope corrupt Hillary Clinton chooses goofy Elizabeth Warren as her running mate. I will defeat them both.”

    “Let’s properly check goofy Elizabeth Warren’s records to see if she is Native American. I say she’s a fraud!”

    “Goofy Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton’s flunky, has a career that is totally based on a lie. She is not Native American.”

  12. First of all…the republican party elites are showing themselves to be liars…they boxed Donald into swearing to a loyalty oath to support the nominee and now they are renegging on their part of the bargain

    Second…the bushes, romney, lindsey, mccain and the rest of the anti- trump crowd are doing all of us…especially Donald…a big favor…don’t let the door hit you on your way out. ..the convention will be so much better without you duds…you have overstayed your out of date welcome

    Third…Donald is no one’s fool…he doesn’t care about them and will fight on

    Fourth…I cannot understand how the trump haters keep callin trump anti-trade…when their policies have continually been losing the uss billions of dollars every year

    Why are they afraid to negotiate trade deals where the usa at least breaks even??? Nevermind….follow the corrupt money
    Time out for now…
    Except to emphatically say that YES ADMIN…you nailed it…

  13. Sanders is going to be ass gracious as Hillary and is not going to come around…he has his own agenda and is no democrat.

  14. Very nice blog – great commentary. Been reading your articles for several months now… I’m impressed. 🙂

    About Ryan – what a phony.
    He and Romney didn’t impress me at all 4 years ago. Still don’t impress me. Both act like boy scouts – but are cutthroat deviously selfish individuals who don’t mind selling out the country while getting paid off by their lobbyist friends.

    Not that Hillary is any better.

    Ryan and his cohorts are too sanctimonious – especially with respect to the “conservative” label that they bestow on themselves and their GOPe buddies – who take their marching orders from a few lobbyists – don’t care about the American people. Most Americans are more interested in trying to make a living and support themselves – not in espousing quasi-religious ideologies – enough with the social con stuff….let’s just protect our country and get back on track economically especially. So even if Trump can only do 1/2 of what he promises – that’s WAY MORE than Ryan, McConnell and the rest have been doing for us. That’s why Trump’s my man. I don’t mind his schtick if it helps him to get elected – i commend him for his great marketing skills. All the other candidates have been BORING. They sound as if they are PREACHING IN CHURCH or delivering a speech to the UN – PATHETIC. No wonder they all lost.

    And Hillary is the worst speaker of all – UNBELIEVABLY BAD.

  15. JB

    I finally got to see, shake hands and talk to Hillary in a Bay Area rally today.

    It was w.o.n.d.e.r.f.u.l!!!!!

  16. from last thread
    The dynamic is repeated in other states. The Democratic Party is going left.

    But look at the Republican side. However they characterize themselves, a majority of GOP voters now are supporting the candidate who has been to the left of the party’s established thinking on a host of issues—entitlement spending, trade, foreign policy.

    I wish they would acknowledge that it’s not simply the dems going more left. A lot of dems left the party because they don’t agree with the Obama/Hillary direction, which leaves the remaining dems to be a higher percentage of further-left/globalist people. So there may be no higher raw number of leftward dems than in the past, but they’re no longer outnumbered by the rational people, who have now left.

    Hillary and Obama have driven out most of the moderates. We haven’t been absorbed into the borg, making it more left leaning. We *went away*, which affected the percentages.

  17. Gee, I shook Hillary hand years ago and and she was as cold as fish, big difference between her and Bill! I believe I commented on that in the past. I’m sure it’s a lot easier getting to her these days, small crowds and all.
    And JB., Berne is not be a Democrat, clearly, but Hillary is not either, she is a globalist thru, and thru..


  18. lorac
    May 7, 2016 at 1:47 am
    The Trump Republican party is forming in the middle. A huge, angry middle. The “pure” are on the fringes. The establishment GOP was also very left with fascist corporatism on immigration, trade, military adventurism with marketing lies about smaller government, blah, blah, blah, etc that they never resolved. The progressives lie about civil rights, social programs for various voting constituencies, lawfare, etc and again just dabble in it policy wise. But both sides are corporate globalism as a new fascism in what they do. The fringes are represented by Cruz on one side and Bernie on the other. Both are rejected by the majority. The public is ALWAYS somewhere in the middle. A Trump middle super-party accomplishing anything is terrifying to both fringes.

    All of this is a direct result of Obama driving out moderates, blue dogs, working class, Southerners, Midwesterners, rural, over 50’s, etc from the Dem Party. They defected to the Republicans who pandered to them but did nothing with their new majority for their new constituencies. The result is a hostile takeover since they were no longer “of purpose” (a UK government term when something is not accomplishing what it is supposed to be doing and it is gotten rid of). A purge by voters in effect. Paul Ryan is under the delusion that he is head of the old Republican party. It doesn’t exist anymore. The Obama Democratic party is shrinking fast in the worst shape for decades as a weak multi-regional party with a patchwork of failing cities and demographic time-bomb fiscal disaster states. The Trump moderate blob is coalescing before DC’s eyes and under their feet and there is nothing they can do to stop it. It is a preference cascade.

  19. Trump is now the Republican Party. http://polling.reuters.com/#poll/TR130/filters/PARTY_ID_:2 The five day rolling average as of May 4 (the day after he tied up the nomination and the numbers trending for Cruz in the toilet and why he dropped out and the day that Kasich threw in the towel) is 54.5% for Republican voters. That five day rolling has low of 49.7 and a high of !!!59.2!!! on May 4. Reuters for some reason has not updated after the May 4 numbers. These kind of numbers must be causing seizures in DC and the internals and other private polls are almost certainly amazing.

  20. I just watched Trump’s Eugene rally. He really starts taking it to Hillary.

    ******Trigger alert****** republican attacks democrat *****Trigger alert******

  21. Further affirmation, as if it is needed, of Mormaer 6:05 and admin since June 2015:

    Peggy Noonan said in her op-ed that Donald Trump’s critics within the GOP should come around to understanding that they’re no longer leading the party. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

  22. I have seen Hillary in person, twice, back in ’08. Once at a rally and another, after she suspended her campaign when I went to hold up my PUMA sign. I felt her karma was quite positive and I think she is introverted, but not at all cold. Her Briggs-Meyers supports this as said to be INTJ. And I am sympathetic as I have the same type. It is rare, particularly for women. The introverted characteristic is what puts her at a disadvantage as a politician, but is a favorable leadership characteristic.

    And I think that characteristic is why she had difficulty pulling off a rebellion in ’08 and why she is not capable of doing what Trump is doing. I do not like or understand her current positions, but I will not diminish her life of public service or her achievements as a women in a man’s world.

    I pray every day for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the future of our country and our global society. It takes what it takes.

  23. I caught some of this yesterday. Enjoyed it.
    Republican Party and Campaign 2016 Reince Priebus spoke about campaign 2016 and the Republican Party ahead of the July 2016 Republican National Convention. This interview took place one day after House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) publicly said that he did not yet back Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Mr. Priebus said that he spoke to Mr. Trump after Speaker Ryan’s comments and told him to relax and be gracious. Mr. Priebus also talked about the party’s minority outreach plans
    http://www.c-span.org/video/?409163-1/rnc-chair-reince-priebus-discusses-campaign-2016 FWIW

  24. Lu:Hillary: I will not diminish her life of public service or her achievements as a women in a man’s world.
    A beautiful thought. Life is never all or nothing.
    Except in Oklahoma! The Original London Cast (1998) – All Or Nothing http://youtu.be/xphIj6xgAwc

  25. Diminish Hillary Lu?

    She did that all by herself..

    And a personality test doesn’t give her an out.

    Now she wants to destroy America and I shouldn’t diminish her?


  26. I guess part of Hillarys accomplishments would be her gleefully declaring the continued and future destruction of America’s Coal industry?

    Maybe another would be enabling Obama to destroy the ME., overthrow dictators and replace with Terrorists? I can still smell the cherry blossoms from the Arab Spring…

    I will never forget her leadership in regards to Benghazi, I mean,”what difference does it make”, unless you are the Ambassador for America and 3 very special men who gave their lives…yeah, that’s leadership you can count on.

    I’m sure the guy who made the “video” Hillary so adamantly claimed caused Benghazi fiasco, loved his time in jail…

    and don’t forget the families. ..

    Maybe another would he her backhand to Middle class America?

    Maybe another would he her being terminated from her job on Nixon Watergate review committee for abhorrent behavior?

    Just a few I remember…

  27. gonzotx
    May 7, 2016 at 11:09 am
    Well, some who are inclined to the view that the glass is empty rather than full to the brim would throw in Waco, Texas and possibly (although) this one has not been proven Ruby Ridge, Idaho. Obviously, Janet Reno did not act on her own with respect to Waco, and Ruby Ridge could have been just a day in the life of ATF and our beloved FBI. Both of those episodes were an unnecessary charnel house. But did Hillary have anything to do with these–one a religious cult, the other a 2nd Amendment enthusiast and special forces guy. Hillary being a secularist and a gun grabber had no soft spot in her heart for those types. But did she give the ultimate order to kill—since none of them were Muslims and none of them had killed anybody in a wanton act of workplace violence? I really could not comment.

  28. Mormaer
    May 7, 2016 at 5:52 am
    Moreover, the fringe you refer to are often the beneficiaries of globalist policies championed by RINOS, whereas the base of the party are its victims.

    It hearkens back to something General Smedley Butler (USMC) said on the subject of war–which is another form of the same thing, i.e. globalism, i.e globalism itself is a racket, etc.

    “War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.”

  29. Those were definitely horrible decisions and Reno didn’t make them without Presidential backing I would assume…The whole world was watching.
    I only live an hour and 15 minutes From Waco, I remember it well. Very sad day indeed.

    Yes, Hillary is all for Womens rights, but never a peep out about the abuse of women at the hands of muslims, or the gays. Clearly she is not alone, but to project yourself as a leader in Womens rights and then to ignore hundreds of millions of these same women…well that’s a trick even Houdini couldn’t do!.

  30. Mormaer
    May 7, 2016 at 5:52 am
    What you are describing in your second paragraph is the massive failure of the blue state economic model which is the guiding philosophy of the democrat party. It fails when you run out of OPM–other people’s money–and with a 21 trillion dollar federal debt–24 trillion being bankruptcy, the wolf is at the door. By comparison, the red states, controlled by republican governors are an economic success story. If Hillary gets elected it will all go down, because she will be Obama III–the final nail in the coffin. And the success of the red states will be torn to pieces in the rip tide. It is like Gresham’s Law: the bad money chases out the good. With Trump it remains possible that we can turn this thing around.

  31. The deal cut between Ryan and Obama raises the national debt from 19 to 21 billion.

    Three trillion away from national bankruptcy.

    Nobody mentions that.

    But three years ago, Nial Ferguson did–he put the figure at 24.

    That is reason enough to jettison Ryan.

    A man who would do that to our nation is a traitor.

    And a traitor has no place in public office.

    None whatsoever.

  32. gonzotx,

    She is in it to win it, but what she wants to win is just not so clear. Admin makes the case for dumb and dumber, but do you really think she is a stupid woman? We need to watch and see how this all plays out. Maybe then we will see who’s who.

  33. The reason the Washington policy establishment likes to believe Obama is some cunning schemer is that otherwise they’ll never live it down. Ben Rhoades brother is president of CBS which explains their natural affinity for the great big media beloved messiah and their cover up of his disasters, and their incessant bootlicking, and their shading of the truth and their forcing out of their corrupt organization an honest and talented investigative reporter like Sharyl Attkission.
    Obama: The Man Who Would Be King: His Legacy

    The New York Times has an article describing how Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, sold fiction as truth in communicating the president’s foreign policy. Rhodes regarded the deception as a clever way to success. Like an engineering student who has found a way to cheat on his final exam, or a man astonished to find himself with a medical license by mistake, Rhodes appears to think he’s actually accomplished something positive. He has no clue he’s set up a disaster that is only waiting to happen. Thomas Ricks, writing in Foreign Policy, calls the article “a stunning profile of Ben Rhodes, the asshole who is the president’s foreign policy guru.”

    But it is also a profile of the president. As David Samuels wrote in the NYT source article, Rhodes saw himself as a reflection of the president:

    Part of what accounts for Rhodes’s influence is his “mind meld” with the president. Nearly everyone I spoke to about Rhodes used the phrase “mind meld” verbatim, some with casual assurance and others in the hushed tones that are usually reserved for special insights. He doesn’t think for the president, but he knows what the president is thinking, which is a source of tremendous power. One day, when Rhodes and I were sitting in his boiler-room office, he confessed, with a touch of bafflement, “I don’t know anymore where I begin and Obama ends.”

    Rhodes is the reflection. Obama is the originating image. Rhodes is just a flunky who transcribes what the president dictates. Still the Samuels article, by printing the administration’s admission of its willful deception on Iran policy, provides crucial insight into the fascinating subject of whether Barack Obama — if you believe he is a failure — is incompetent or malevolent.

    Which is it?

    At first glance the admission that the administration lied to the public seems a slam-dunk case for malevolence. But there’s more to it than that. There is a perception that political imbecility is a lesser offense than malice. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the anti-Nazi activist, while in prison waiting to be executed, reflected that “stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice” because evil left behind in its conscious perpetrators “a sense of unease.”
    Against true imbecility even reasoning was useless since you couldn’t even appeal to your enemy’s self interest because they were too dumb to see it. “Against stupidity we are defenseless,” he wrote, because imbeciles never feel a qualm. Against the stupid “neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything … reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict … simply do not need to be believed … and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this, the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self-satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack.”

    For all his persuasiveness, incompetence is Satan’s principle problem. The devil always sets out to construct heaven and winds up with hell because he uses the wrong principles. Castro, Kim, Stalin, Chavez, Mao — who all would have ruled the universe if they could have, yet finished up ruling trash heaps — probably were surprised at the turn of events. Yet why should it be surprising? Mordor in The Lord of the Rings was the shabbiest place on Middle Earth just as Pandemonium, Milton’s capital of hell in Paradise Lost, is the most frightful place in the universe because these turkeys were going about it the wrong way and were too proud to admit error.

    Clueless yet self-righteous would describe Ben Rhodes to a T. Samuels in his article has a moment of clarity when he understands that he isn’t anywhere real. “Having recently spent time working in Hollywood, I realize during our conversations that the role Rhodes plays in the White House bears less resemblance to any specific character on Beltway-insider TV shows like ‘The West Wing’ or ‘House of Cards’ than it does to the people who create those shows. And like most TV writers, Rhodes clearly prefers to imagine himself in the company of novelists.”

    President Obama is not like a fictional president, he is a fictional president. When Obama described himself as a blank screen on which anyone was free to project his fantasies, the public should have listened. What makes the present absurd situation possible is that a critical mass of voters have agreed to go along with the make-believe. Bonhoeffer in his prison letters says what he means by “stupid” is the passivity born of a feeling of learned helplessness akin to an audience passively watching a play.

    Upon closer observation, it becomes apparent that every strong upsurge of power in the public sphere, be it of a political or a religious nature, infects a large part of humankind with stupidity. … under the overwhelming impact of rising power, humans are deprived of their inner independence and, more or less consciously, give up establishing an autonomous position toward the emerging circumstances.

    To him the German people had become an audience watching a madman on stage. Ben Franklin had the idea before Bonhoeffer, when he observed that a functioning republic required thinking voters but tyranny needs only groupies. Society is stupid in the same way, stuck on celebrity, stuck on being groupies for Hillary, Bernie, Donald, Obama and Kim Kardashian.

    The graphic artist Shepard Fairey understood the fundamentally bogus nature of Obama when he crafted his best-selling poster, “Hope.” We are passive. We sit around and hope.

    It’s all illusion; the trouble is the public doesn’t mind. True malice, Bonhoeffer argued, requires a kind of sanity; the conscious rejection of an external standard against which they are in rebellion. What is truly frightening about the Obama inner circle is there’s not even that. In a now forgotten interview with Cathleen Falsani on the subject of his religious beliefs, Obama defined sin as the state of being in disagreement with himself:

Do you believe in sin?
    Falsani: What is sin?
 Being out of alignment with my values.

    That’s all there is and it’s terrifying. People that came close enough to the Nazis and Communists found that they were worse than evil. They were nothing. Bonhoeffer anticipated Hannah Arendt’s discovery of the banality of evil when he observed that true stupidity — real emptiness — is the most destructive condition of all. You are dealing with people who will pull the wings off a butterfly without even realizing they are hurting something.

    In conversation with [the stupid man] one virtually feels that one is not dealing not at all with him as a person, but with slogans, catchwords and the like that have taken possession of him. … Having thus become a mindless tool, the stupid person will also become capable of any evil and at the same time incapable of seeing that it is evil. This is where the danger of diabolical misuse lurks, for it is this that can once and for all destroy human beings.
    One of the most disturbing descriptions in all of fiction is the gradual demonic possession of Professor Edward Rolles Weston in C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra. Lewis describes how the formerly eminent professor, who hopes to be filled with Satanic cleverness, is instead progressively filled with emptiness. Instead of “a suave and subtle Mephistopheles with red cloak and rapier and a feather in his cap,” Weston became a kind of whining mediocrity, not so much “a wicked politician … much more like … an imbecile or a monkey or a very nasty child.”

    When the Un-man could not get animals it was content with plants. It was fond of cutting their outer rinds through with its nails, or grubbing up roots, or pulling off leaves, or even tearing up handfuls of turf. With Ransom himself it had innumerable games to play. It had a whole repertory of obscenities to perform with its own–or rather with Weston’s–body: and the mere silliness of them was almost worse than the dirtiness. It would sit making grimaces at him for hours together; and then, for hours more, it would go back to its old repetition of “Ransom . . . Ransom.” Often its grimaces achieved a horrible resemblance to people whom Ransom had known and loved in our own world. But worst of all were those moments when it allowed Weston to come back into its countenance. Then its voice, which was always Weston’s voice, would begin a pitiful, hesitant mumbling, “You be very careful, Ransom. I’m down in the bottom of a big black hole.”

    Weston was at the bottom of a big hole. Modern Western civilization is inside of a big transgender bathroom. The fundamental mistake of the policy establishment (which Ben Rhodes derisively calls “the blob”) was to take the Obama administration seriously, to think that terms like “grand bargain” and regional realignments were serious concepts and to spend hours pondering their meaning. Instead we now know they were just phrases that Obama and his inner circle made up as they went along. Thus a White House that should have been instantly destroyed by contempt was instead preserved by the wariness of those who thought they were facing a Professor Moriarty rather Bluto from Animal House.

    Perhaps the only person who guessed the truth — besides Clint Eastwood — was Vladimir Putin. Some instinct told the Russian that inside the suit there was nothing. He’s treated Obama accordingly and that’s been the secret to his success ever since. Malice or incompetence? Moriarty or Bonhoeffer’s empty stupid? The reason the Washington policy establishment likes to believe Obama is some cunning schemer is that otherwise they’ll never live it down.


  34. This selling of a false narrative to the public by this administration and through big media was not an isolated phenomenon but a consistent practice across the board. It was the secret handshake through big media between our beloved big media and their beloved big media beloved messiah. And it has buried our nation and destroyed our middle class. The Ben Rhoades story above is one example. The Gruber admission with respect to Obamacare is another. There is only one villain here however. Only one: Big media. They traded their profession of journalism for the calling of Joseph Goebels and they buried the nation. And now it is time for the nation to bury them.

  35. It is the rule of nature.

    When the role of a person is to be the check and balance, the guardian of truth, the honest broker and he becomes corrupted we say he has breached his fiduciary duty, and there can be criminal law consequences.

    In the realm of politics, lies not be actionable, but the failure of a critical institution in a democracy, to not only do its job, but to ally itself with forces which seek to destroy the nation, sound in treason.

    This has been true, throughout history.

    And while the beltway establishment feel so superior to the nation, they problem they have is the nation now knows who is responsible for our decline—by every conceivable metric. And when those chickens come home to roost, then to quote someone who I would not otherwise quote, Jennifer Rubin–I would not want to be living in Washington DC.

  36. It is no exaggeration to say the beltway elites have sucked $21 trillion out of the pockets of taxpayers today, and a posterity which has no vote. They have given away our nation to illegals and terrorists. And they have enriched themselves and given large donations to Harvard in celebration of their treason. Well, maybe it is an exaggeration. But only by degree.

  37. Lu–you say she is in it to win. I would say she is in it to rule. She is itching for the opportunity to rule. The attitude I see from her is not that of a true democrat, but more the attitude of a colonial overseer, so sure that the drums outside the compound are not getting louder, and so habituated by life inside the walls, that she is in for a rude awakening.

  38. There are so many parallels between the end of the colonial period and today that it is uncanny. Only the restive natives are not in some empire where the sun never sets but within the confines of the 57 states that comprise this nation. (Note: while you were looking the other way, and big media was drooling over Michelle’s latest fashion tour de force entitled 9 new uses for the gunny sack, Obama created 7 more states based on the influx of low IQ immigrants who will collapse the safety nets.)

  39. Lu – I’m with gonzo on this –

    A big thing for me is that she has always been for amnesty. That means our safety, jobs outlook, language, and culture will continue degrading. They are too important to me.

    And Hillary enabling Bill’s behavior and further, going after those women – that’s not a supporter of women – that was Hillary doing nothing but enabling Bill, protecting his political career… and protecting her own future political career.

    She lied about that, she lied in her Watergate work, she lied at Benghazi to grieving parents as well as the world, and the big lie that she was someone other than what Obama is. She’s kind of like Lyin’ Ted, except she has done better at keeping it under the radar.

    She has just made too many choices that, quite frankly, were for her own benefit, not for the country. And she is a globalist, which is bad for this country and the world, but good for her, a way to get even more money.

    For a long time now, I have no longer seen her as a public servant. She is a typical politician, in it for herself, and that’s the bottom line. The only difference between her and Obama and other Soros properties is that she is a woman. I hope for a future *without* her in it.

  40. Hillary Clinton slaps the face of every one of us who fought for her in 2008:


    “I am three million plus votes ahead of Sen. Sanders, right? I am nearly 300 pledged delegates ahead of Sen. Sanders. When I was running against then-Sen. Obama, he and I were neck and neck in the popular vote. Depending on how you counted it, I was a little ahead or he was a little ahead. He was about 60 or so pledged delegates ahead. A much, much smaller margin than what we see in this race,” Clinton told a group of black community leaders this morning, just one day after it became clear Donald Trump will be the likely Republican presidential nominee.

    “But I knew that he had won,” she continued, “Because it matters how many delegates you have, whether it’s 60 or 300, right?” [snip]

    The fact is, in 2008 Clinton did not drop out of the race until after the final Democratic primaries were held in early June. But at this point in the race, in early May, she was facing similar pressure to concede.

    Clinton’s decision to stay in the race for as long as she did then has made it tricky for her to call on Sanders to drop out now.

    Earlier this week, Clinton said in an interview on MSNBC that Sanders “has every right to finish out this primary season.” And last month, she told reporters when asked if she understands why her opponent would want to stay in the race, “It’s up to everyone to decide how long they stay in and if we go to the end … just as I did in ’08.”

    Her comments today, however, were some of the farthest she’s gone in suggesting her opponent should consider dropping out.

    I withdrew, I endorsed [Obama], I campaigned with him, I nominated him at the convention, I went to the floor of the convention and moved that he be nominated by acclamation. Because I knew this: That whatever differences we might’ve had in the campaign, they were nothing compared to the difference between us and the Republicans,” she said, making an argument about party unity. “Now if that was true in ’08, that is true on steroids today, right?”

    Disgusting. We remember the Rules Committee that met in May of 2008.

  41. I’m hoping Hillary retires after her loss, and does volunteer work with women who were abused by powerful men in the public eye.

    This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have a president who isn’t owned by corporate or Wall Street interests who will then be pulling his strings with every decision he makes. He is also not of the personality type to do that.

    Our legal immigrants have historically been people who came here to BE American, who LIKED America, who wanted to be a part of America. They wanted their children to assimilate, be American, and to give back to America. Obama and Hillary’s imported illegals and imported Muslims do not relate to America in this way. We are most definitely on a path to losing the most beautiful experiment called America.

    So while our newest “neighbors” are not about being American or contributing to America, right now we have a beautiful, wonderful opportunity to have a *president* who loves America and wants to give back to her, wants to make her great again for the people.

    JFK once famously said, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”.

    I see Hillary with her fellow status quo politicians in the first group, and Trump in the second.

    Hillary is a globalist. Trump is an American. I’m an American. I’m voting for Trump and America.

  42. admin, I truly feel Hillary has a sick loyalty to people who abuse her. I had once hoped she would tell the truth about 2008 and the crooked system. I can see now that will never happen. She has revised history. It was all just a rational decision by her, the “right” thing to do, and the memory seared in my brain of her being walked to the convention floor with a “guard” closely on each side, almost as though they had a gun in each of her sides – nah, that was just some dream I had. Didn’t happen.

    Trump is now saying that he has won, so now he doesn’t care about the rigged system. I hope that’s just bravado. I so much want him to get in there and change up the system, make it more representative of the people of this country. And I can’t believe that in the day of the internet, it needs to cost so much money to win a public office. It not only rules a lot of regular people out (and I believe the founders imagined short-term citizen legislators, have a job, work in DC for a short time, go back to your regular job), it guarantees that people have to accept money with strings that keeps them from being responsive to the people, which is the whole reason their jobs exist in the first place. Trump just can’t give up on fixing the system.

  43. Listening to him say that he doesn’t care about the nomination process being a rigged system to me sounded like bravado. He talked about how it was like a boxing match where he knocked out his opponents cold rather than leaving it to the judges to determine who won. It just means that he doesn’t have to worry about that hurdle on the way to the White House. Once he controls the reigns of power within the party, I’m sure that he’s going to try to institute reforms to make the rules more fair.

  44. Lorac,

    I can’t find anything that says Trump is fine with the rigged system…do you have a link?

    Knowing his bravado I am thinking he was saying, “screw them, I beat them at their own game”..but, I don’t know.

  45. from admin’s recent comment:

    That whatever differences we might’ve had in the campaign, they were nothing compared to the difference between us and the Republicans

    I believe this is another big mistake by Hillary. She is really misreading the public. While certainly people still throw out “liberal”, “conservative”, “democrat”, and “republican”, she’s in a time warp. It’s no longer about “democrats vs republicans”, and “Hillary vs the ‘vast right wing conspiracy'”. It’s about globalism vs nationalism. HUGE difference, Hillary. And as she’s a globalist, she can’t come out and tell the truth about the real battle today. She chooses to just feebly keep beating the same old drums, which only the still ignorant ideologues will believe.

    The enemy isn’t in the republican party, Hillary. Put down that old drum. The enemy is in BOTH parties, and it’s you and your globalist friends.

    It’s so funny that the people who push for diversity are the same ones who want to destroy nation states, which will decimate cultures and diversity.

  46. A lot will depend if he gets worse terms. The $$$ handlers are not going to give up an inch, I think he will implement some changes, but it will take further Presidents of like mind to fully solidify lasting changes.
    That’s my fear, where are they? Money and power corrupts so so many.

  47. gonzo, it was in a rally I watched yesterday (I haven’t seen the NE one yet, so it must have been the OR rally). I’m hoping it was bravado, and Tony seems to think it was.

    I do know that Trump loves the country, and wants whatever changes he makes to continue on past him, so he would necessarily *have* to fix the system to do that. I just was taken aback when he said it, because it’s so important. He said something like, “I’ve won now, I don’t care about their rigging the election anymore”.

    Maybe he’ll get some twitter responses about that, and address it more seriously and clearly. But, there’s plenty of time to call his attention to it. He has 4 more years before the next election 🙂

  48. gonzotx
    May 7, 2016 at 2:35 pm
    I heard him mention it during his rally in Eugene, Oregon yesterday.

  49. wbboei
    May 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm
    If stupidity is more dangerous than malice and if the Benghazi fiasco and the refusal of Hillary2016 to recognize that this is an election of change as admin points out is the result of stupidity, then Trump is right about Hillary not the best choice to make wise decisions for the country as POTUS.

  50. Tony Stark
    May 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm
    You know they have a Trump rally in Lynden, which is north of Bellingham today at 3 pm.

    I was debating on whether to go and decided against it.

    Too far. Too many other things going on. I got the preview last night from Eugene.

  51. I’m watching him speak in Spokane again, and he’s again hitting Hillary for her use of the women card and Bill Clinton’s dalliances. This is going to get really ugly for Hillary if it is brought up in a national debate between the two.

  52. I know you get tired of me berating big media and their progeny–but it is in your face 24-7.

    The Seattle Times is owned by the Blethan family. The founder was a little dictator who rested while others marched up San Juan Hill in 1898. But he had the connections, and so they gave him promotions, until he reached the August rank of brevit general. He was a friend of corrupt forces here in Seattle and the stauch opponent of an honest man of the left, George Van Derveer who served as King County prosecutor and tried to root out the corruption in the police department and the concessions and the underworld, which the little general protected, and destroyed George politically. The better of the two newspapers was the Post Intelligencer until Hearst bought it, and it has since gone out of business. Only the Times survives, the man running it today, third generation, Frank Blethan is a living example of the saying that the first generation makes the money, the second generation manages it and the third generation squanders it. Under the delusional Frank it has become Obama west. What brought this all to mind for me was the fact that Trump tried to come to Seattle for a rally and ended up in a distant outpost of western Washington just below the Canadian border. The apparent reason was the inability to secure landing rights at the local airports–SeaTac, Payne field or Boeing field. And then we get the malarky about traffic, which never seems to matter when that fucking Obama is in town, and tying up traffic. But the way it gets reported in the Times is that the left was laying for him and he was afraid to come here. That was not what they said, but it was the inference that Frank and his minions left you with. Seattle is changing for the worse before our eyes, and is becoming a second Silicon Valley. The one thing that has not changed however has been since the salad days of the corrupt little general is the Seattle Times. Nunc pro tunc–now as then–toilet paper.

  53. And this gets to the root of it/

    For the elites, the presidential election is a matter of life style. They don’t want a president who speaks for the common man. They want someone like them.

    For the American people it is completely different. It is hardly a matter of lifestyle. For the American people it is a matter of survival.

    And that is the bottom line.

  54. Correction: brevit general is a temporary war time rank, not to be confused with brigadier general. The father of a friend of mine was a brevit major, and after the war he was reduced to sergeant but retained majors pay. And where Blethan was concerned he was actually a colonel in the Washington national guard, as opposed to the regular army. And throughout his useless life he insisted on being addressed as colonel.

  55. If Frank lived in New York City they would refer to him as a “trust fund baby”. And in New York Trust fund babies, like the Fabregee family are major funders of left wing radicals. They are big contributors to Sharpton as well.

  56. Mormaer @ 5:52

    Great comment. Everything is exactly as you described. Sounds like a brilliant admin comment!!

  57. Happy for you Shadowfax…what was the fdeeling among the crowd regarding Trump/sanders?

  58. Where the Republican Party is concerned what Trump is doing is a hostile take over alright. But it is the second hostile take over–not the first. The first hostile take over occurred when Bush Sr. got the vice presidency, and went on to the presidency and first articulated this new word order crap. When Bush, one of the most corrupt men in our nations history got power, he engineered the first hostile take over, from the party of small government epitomized by Taft and later Goldwater and later still Reagan into the crytpo fasist uniparty we have today, which serves only the interests of insiders at the expense of American citizens. The Trump candidacy represents a back to the future move, which is going back to the vision of the founding fathers rather than this new globalist elites of finance and high tech and supply chain manufacturing which obliterates the nation state.

  59. LOL..yes, I’m sure not a lot of love in the room for the Bern and Donald. Read on Drudgesomeone was screaming at her and was removed.

  60. Ryan may be a globalist, but he has boxed himself in with his prior statements that he would support the nominee, and by Christie’s threats and by a meeting with Trump next Wednesday which he, like Megan Kely before him requested—a sign that both of them fear the prospect of being left off the Trump train along with Jebedia, his globalist daddy, and little miss muffet lindsey graham who landed an impressive 1% in his home state during the primary.

  61. If you go to uppity woman JB, you will get all the info you could possibly desire, ad nauseum. …

  62. I am not an uppity woman lol…only come here and my Stones forums and that’s enough to keep me from billing enough to pay for the kids college with 2 in, and one on the way in 8 years!!! Once this election is over, I may have to retire from the internet and start working harder as I would like to retire before I die.

  63. Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Mother’s here and everywhere!!!! Visited Mom tonight and while she did not recognize me, she was in good spirits and I told her how much I love her. But for my single working mom I would have nothing.

  64. jb – that site is not just for women. You’d also be more likely to reach Shadow in real time.

    You have a lot to do with where you are – so maybe it’s, if not for your mom and the great brain she gave you 🙂

  65. “Apart from taking a hard line against Islamist extremists and horrifying trade deficits, he is the radical centre. Useless idiots on the left who try to disrupt his meetings are responding to a caricature — the conservative intelligentsia have more reason to despair that he isn’t one of them. He isn’t, but the United States is not governed from the right-wing end zone, any more than from the opposite end of the field, where Hillary is scruffing after votes with Sanders. Donald Trump is a centrist who has attracted an army of disaffected, economically vulnerable, patriots. There is nothing very frightening in that.” http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/conrad-black-donald-trump-the-centrist-has-attracted-an-army-of-disaffected-patriots

    Conrad Black agrees that the Trump is in the middle and pushing the extremes or fringes out. This is a pretty good piece by a history literate trying to explain what dopes both hysterical extremes are about.

  66. admin
    May 7, 2016 at 1:47 pm
    “Now if that was true in ’08, that is true on steroids today, right?”

    Disgusting. We remember the Rules Committee that met in May of 2008.

    The deal was cut for 2016. She admitted it right there. I’m sorry but she simply cannot be trusted. What will she bargain away next? She is trying to rationalize what she did. Not going to work. No wonder she seems confused that anyone is challenging her. She was “promised” a cakewalk and that is why no other Dem of even questionable stature has challenged her. A socialist who doesn’t even belong to the Dem party and the mayor of Baltimore with some globalist schlubs from the nutter side of the globalism spectre were all that were supposed to waste her time and make it seem a horse race. Surprise, surprise. A deal with the devil. Lucky Trump.

  67. gonzotx
    May 7, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I think, in Trump-speak, it means he is not bothering with it anymore and his “assistants” will do clean up (Manafort, Christie, etc) and he is moving on to the next big thing. That seems to be his management style so as not to get bogged down in the weeds or at least not in public anyway. He is always plowing ahead. Also he uses non-specific phraseology so he can change his mind a lot. The “purists” and media are having fits with him and the general public seems to get his methodology. He is given a pass on things he said yesterday because he has new info or circumstances today. That is how we operate in real life and non-ideologues know it.

  68. Trump’s crack about giving the creditor’s “less” than full repayment was a direct shot at the globalist bankers. Usually called a “haircut” he is going to “peel their heads” not just a haircut. I took that as a hint that he read Moody’s report on the sustainability of the EU bonds. Now that the EU members have to feed, house, maintain, educate most of the Middle East (and Turkey!) and the part of Africa who can walk to the Libyan coast, they a payre going to have great difficulty paying back their bonds. Merkel collapsed the bond market. Who wants to lend Angela some money for baksheesh food stamps? As Trump intimately knows when stupid, greedy banks lend zillions more than borrowers can pay back, the borrower owns the bank not the other way around. Dumbasses.

  69. wbboei
    May 7, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    And this gets to the root of it/

    For the elites, the presidential election is a matter of life style. They don’t want a president who speaks for the common man. They want someone like them.

    They were brainwashed into being “citizens of the world”. Jumping on a plane or ship to slum it in Paris (whorehouses of every stripe, gorging, booze and luxury shopping), Morocco (which was always a drugged out shit hole and pervert central run by Muslims) and the most recent mess of excess Dubai (another Muslim freak show) is getting downright dangerous. Their lifestyle of convenient debauchery in safe locales is shrinking. Beautiful Acapulco, interesting London, and the lazy light of the Greek Isles are no more. Might as well go to Karachi and get your ass blown up. Their world of pretend dangerous, glamorous, worldly, SAFE slumming is over. As is the globalism money train they rigged up that funds it. Ben Rhodes (who was apparently dropped on his lumpy head by his nanny) is doing his best to keep it going along with his CBS president media brother. Titans they are not.

  70. wbboei
    May 7, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Trump seems confident that Ryan will come to his senses.

    A poll this week showed Ryan 41% to Paul Nehlen 48% in the Republican primary. This may be just an early outlier but Ryan has troubles. Cantor-like troubles. Nehlen with some money (Trump could help supply and provide advice) could pound him for months on trade, amnesty and open borders (the hordes are on the move this summer) up until the Wisconsin congressional primary August 9th. Trump also probably has a lot of other intelligence on the little sellout sneak. Manafort will be there staring at him too with Rinse Piebus twitching nearby.

  71. Clinton’s decision to stay in the race for as long as she did then has made it tricky for her to call on Sanders to drop out now.

    I can think of several words to describe this hypocrisy. Tricky would not be one of them. But then again, the president of ABC from which this euphemism emanates is a key adviser to the big media beloved messiah. In most circles, that is called a conflict of interest–or worse. Or if you are as hypocritical as the jackal who wrote those words, then it is per force very tricky. Oh yes, Hitler and Stalin and Obama, they are tricky too.

  72. I wonder what Lumpy Luntz has to say about the word “tricky”. Can we assume it is a synonym for prostitution, as in turning a trick? I cannot imagine Hillary ever doing something like that so it must have a more obscure meaning. The only way to know for sure is to get in touch with that disheveled 300 pound bag of dirty laundry–Luntz and ask if to opine on the subject, which he will gladly do for a fee. You see he is tricky too. The only problem with being tricky is it only works until your rube catches on. When magicians lose their mystery, when politicians lose their veneer, all you have left is crass opportunism and lies. Or–from loves close kiss to hells abyss is one short step I trow.

  73. OT…

    For the other horse race fans here…we have another great horse to keep our eyes on …Nyquist wins the Kenyucky Derby…another slice of life story…never say never…and as Donald Trump would say…never give up

    On to the Preakness

    Exagerrator looked good too!

  74. The Bush family will not be attending the convention. They are like the active voice in the video below bemoaning the fact that the man on the flying trapeze (Trump) has stolen their love (the party) away.

    Once they were happy.

    Now they’re forlorn.

    Like an old coat that is tattered and torn.

    Left in this world to fret and to morn.

    Betrayed by our own dirty schemes.


  75. I was hoping Exaggerator would have won S…The story of the brothers was heart rendering.

    He may be cursed to come in second to Nyquist, but truth be known, I think with a longer track, he had him, seemed to have waited 2 seconds too long then he had to Bob and weave through so much traffic.
    Nyquist is a good horse and deserved the win and their story is a good one too, but I think he gets beat in the Preakness.
    But that is, why you run the race…

  76. yes Gonzo…both horses and their peeps have good backstories…

    evidently Nyquist has edged out Exaggerator in (a) tight race(s) before…

    and Exaggerator is the horse that likes to come from behind…those kind of horses always amaze me and I love to watch when like magic they come from the back…past the pack…and either win…or almost win…

    but in this case the undefeated Nyquist…now 8 for 8…hung on and won again…within the confines of this race…

    …so the Preakness will probably start getting billed as the race between the two…

    it should be exciting…

  77. from foxy’s aticle:

    “And hiding behind walls at a time that technology has made that impossible to do and unwise to even attempt.”


    Kerry also seemed to dismiss the importance of national borders, and said technology has reshaped the world into one that the U.S. must engage at the risk of being left behind. He said Trump and others who want to look inward are making a mistake, even in the face of rising tension and violence in the world.

    So, apparently a wall can’t save us from terrorism via technology, but a wall (borders) would prevent us from engaging with the world and we’d be left behind. What a wall! It’s a *one-way* wall. Bad stuff can come in, but good stuff can’t go out. D*mn Trump is going cheap on us. Demand a two-way wall! lol

  78. Alcina…

    that Wallace interview with Manaport really showed Wallace’s bias…not one positive word for DT…all accusations and criticism…

    he almost sounded like he was protecting and fighting on behalf of Hillary

  79. S

    I loved it when Wallace asked about Trump signing-on to Ryan’s agenda. Manafort did not hesitate to correct Mr. Wallace – that Trump is now head of the Republican Party and it is Trumps agenda, the “Peoples” agenda, not Ryan’s.

    Time for Ryan to get some of that old-time religion. Perhaps a nice beating out back of the barn.

  80. S
    May 8, 2016 at 1:10 pm
    No. Wallace is actually a tough brilliant reporter from the most trusted name in news–no excuse me, that is lying cnn, fox is fair and balanced, which can only mean he is too.

    Let me give you an example:

    1. Trump is now the presumptive nominee

    2. As such he is the titular head of the republican party.

    3. For those unfamiliar with organizational charts–which evidently includes Mr. Fair and Balanced . . .

    4. The head of the party is . . . the head of the party.

    5. After Mr. Fair and Balanced rebukes the leader

    6. NOT because there was supposed to be a contested convention and he was supposed to be the compromise candidate, the knight in shining armor, no not that

    7. NOT because his globalist agenda is DOA (Dead on Arrival)

    8. Well . . the why is hell bent on playing Hamlet, i.e. to be or not to be

    9. Why, because he is offended by some things Trump has said about minorities and women

    10. Well, first of all Mr. Fair and Balanced, you know as well as I do that’s bullshit

    11. You also know that after he said he just isn’t ready

    12. The opposition jumped all over his comment

    13. Party leaders called what he said–not a misstatement, not just a mistake, but a holy shit batman BIG MISTAKE

    14. Back benchers in his own party button holed the ignorant son of a bitch and told him you and your fucking big mouth have put my November election in jeopardy

    15. Wherefore, he begs Trump for a meeting

    16. Knowing all that what does Mr. Fair and Balanced do?

    17. Why, he asks Manaford what is Trump going to do to appease Ryan?

    18. When the question should be what is Ryan going to say to Trump to save his own job?

    19. Since he is Catholic, probably something along the lines of mea maxima culpa

    20. And will you campaign for me this fall?

    21. And the answer should be I would love to but the platform of my opponent is more congenial to mine so if I were to campaign for you I would be campaigning against the people, and I have promised to work for the people not against them. But don’t worry. You have always got Soros.

  81. jbstonesfan
    May 7, 2016 at 8:52 pm
    Happy for you Shadowfax…what was the feeling among the crowd regarding Trump/sanders?
    Hi JB, just saw your comment.

    Hillary really didn’t say much about Sanders, other than the party needs to stand together.

    She did go after Trump, and the crowd was absolutely against him winning. These were hard core Hillary supporters, almost as many men as women, and young women and guys too…it was great.

    One thing I noticed, Hillary sounded so much better in person, on recordings, her voice sounds more harsh…she really wasn’t. She looked beautiful, she is taller than I expected. She was strong, thoughtful and confident.

    When she was finished everyone rushed towards her, I was actually able to share some thoughts with her and we grabbed each others hands when I told her how proud I was of her for all she has done.

    It was something I have needed to say to her for decades. I will never forget it.

    I was up on stage with about forty of her supporters, captured on tape, so I have history captured in time. 😉

    I loved what you said about seeing your mom and how much you love and respect her. I hope she has many more good days with you.

  82. I still haven’t figured out just what Hillary accomplished all these here decades…we did have that conversation up thread already.

    Sure will be glad when Trump makes America great again, because we know who is paying Hillary and she could care less about the middle class.
    I guess Obama passed his Kool aid to the Hillary supporters, would have thought they would realize it was toxic…guess they enjoy being abused. ..

  83. Okay. Ryan appears at Trump Tower, and Trump allows him to cool his heels for maybe a half hour. Lets him sweat. He does. His collar gets 4 sizes too tight. Then Trump shows up and sits down at the big desk. Greets him, says he needs to take a call, does and Ryan waits. Its Trumps daughter and he wants to hear all about her vacation, before turning his attention to Ryan. Ryan continues to wait. A secretary shows up and tells Trump that Ryan’s primary opponent sent him a letter of congratulations. Ryan really sweats. Then finally, he turns to Ryan, and says. Paul, I like you, if I did not like you, I would not have agreed to meet. But I have a problem Paul, and I think you know what it is. I don’t see how I can have a convention manager who is reluctant to endorse the nominee. It just seems contradictory, and it could send a lot of false signals. If you were in my position Paul, meaning if I were the convention manager and you had won more votes than any Republican presidential candidate, and I refused to endorse you, help me understand how you resolve that dilemma as leader of the party. I have got to tell you Paul, I went to Wharton and I haven’t figured it out. And neither has the other party leaders I have talked to. Oh Sarah has a solution Paul, but before we get into that I would like to hear from you. You have the floor sir. No, get off your knees. Just tell me what you would do if you were in my position.

    Donald Trump Won’t Rule Out Effort to Remove Paul Ryan as Convention Chairman

    Donald J. Trump said he would not rule out an effort to remove Representative Paul D. Ryan as chairman of the Republican National Convention if he did not endorse Mr. Trump’s candidacy.

    Mr. Trump stopped short of calling for Mr. Ryan, the speaker of the House, to step down from his convention role. But in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mr. Trump said there could be consequences in the event that Mr. Ryan continued withholding his support.

    “I will give you a very solid answer, if that happens, about one minute after that happens, O.K.?” Mr. Trump said. “There’s no reason to give it right now, but I’ll be very quick with the answer.”

    Mr. Trump has shown little interest over the last few days in placating his critics inside the party, including Mr. Ryan. Mr. Ryan, a representative from Wisconsin, said on Thursday that he was not ready to endorse Mr. Trump, citing reservations about his political style and policy agenda. The two men are scheduled to meet privately in Washington next week.

    But on “Meet the Press,” Mr. Trump struck a dismissive tone toward Mr. Ryan and responded with outright hostility to other Republican critics who have refused to back his campaign.

    Jeb Bush, he said, was “not honorable” for breaking his promise to endorse the party’s nominee. Mitt Romney, he said, was “ungrateful” for the help Mr. Trump gave him in the 2012 election. Mr. Trump referred to Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina senator who said Friday he would never vote for Mr. Trump, as “this lightweight.”

    Of Mr. Ryan, he said: “I’d like to have his support. But if he doesn’t want to support me, that’s fine, and we have to go about it.”

    Asked about Mr. Trump’s remarks on the convention, Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Mr. Ryan, replied, “The speaker looks forward to meeting with Mr. Trump on Thursday.”

    Other allies of Mr. Trump have gone further in criticizing Mr. Ryan for declining to issue an immediate endorsement.

    Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, predicted in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Mr. Ryan would be “Cantored,” a reference to former Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, who was in line to be speaker of the House before losing re-election in a Republican primary in 2014.


  84. Y’all need to lighten up on Shadowfax and Hillary. You don’t know what you don’t know.

  85. I mentioned that in the (Oregon?) rally the other day, Trump said something about not caring about the rigged system, because now he has won. I’m still hoping he was bullsh*tting, sometimes he just throws things out there. But I’m just now watching the other rally from that day (Nebraska), and he mentions it there, too…

    19:45 Trump says:

    “We’ve now exposed it (the rigging). But here’s the way I look at it. I won, so I don’t care anymore, right? We don’t care about it, I don’t care about it. It’s rigged, let someone else worry about it, let someone else…”

  86. Lu,

    Not going to happen. I know what I know and she is obama3…
    I believe Admin, who’s blog it is,has tried to educate people on what the heck is going on.
    Shadow comes here to drop her glorified Hillary BS…knowing 99.9% of us have moved on.
    Why don’t you try to go to uppity women, her home base now, and read it, try to have a conversation.

  87. Lorac,

    That certainly is disappointing. I would write him. They have that contact on the first page of his website. Send him Exactly what you wrote and the video and why you find it obscene and disingenuous.
    I will write him too. Who knows why he is saying that, so unnecessary

  88. Lu
    You don’t know what you don’t know.

    I know that I don’t swear allegiance to a candidate, as if I were in a cult, or a religious person who thinks that have to do whatever some guy in Rome tells them to do, thinking they are not allowed to use the brain that the god they believe in gave them.

    I know that I have beliefs and values and principles. I follow those the best I can. If a candidate doesn’t support them, I can’t support that candidate.

    I know that if I support a politician who then changes and echoes the person she fought against and I fought against, I hang on to my principles, not the politician.

    It’s very, very simple.

    If “what I don’t know” is that she’s being blackmailed, my answer is that I don’t want a president who is being blackmailed. If “what I don’t know” is that her coughing attacks are representative of some disease, I’m sorry for her, but I don’t want a diseased president. If “what I don’t know” is that she has brain damage from her fall, I don’t want a brain damaged president.

    The bottom line is, I can’t think of any *good* reason, any *good* thing “that I don’t know”, which could make me want to vote against my best interests. It might explain things, but then we’re into Obama’s 17th dimensional chess, and I’m not interested in playing that game or using that as a reason to vote for someone I “don’t know” or don’t agree with.

    I “don’t know” everything about Nixon, Reagan, the Bushes, bin Laden, Fidel Castro. Should I have always withheld my criticism of them? Shadow “doesn’t know” everything about Trump. Should *she* “lighten up” on *him*, including on her Hillary sites?

    We’re going into a general election which may likely be Trump vs. Hillary. I think I can say with 100% confidence that no one on either side is going to be “lightening up”. If anything, it’s all going to get tougher from both sides .

  89. Why don’t you try to go to uppity women, her home base now, and read it, try to have a conversation.

    gonzo, I love Uppity, and I will always have a soft spot in my heart fore her. I just don’t agree with her politically now. I’ll always be very fond of her and her regulars.

    As you may know, she does not allow dissension, and she bans posters who aren’t pro-Hillary. I don’t disagree with that. I like to see basic discussions on blogs, I don’t like the rigidity we can see on a neighbor Trump blog. But for huge disagreements, it’s nice to have a blog where you can share your basic beliefs with like-minded folks. There are other blogs on the net where you can go for big discussions with people you totally disagree with.

    But if this were UW’s blog, Shadow would have been banned long ago for not supporting the same candidate as the blog owner and the commenters. No, I’m not saying she should be banned, but just trying to put things into perspective (not for you, you get it). So if Lu were to go to UW’s blog and speak positively about Trump, she would be banned, no one would be telling people to “lighten up” on her or on Trump.

  90. lol “FOR her” not “fore her” – geez I may like Trump, but I’m not a golfer lol

  91. Lorac,

    To me uppity and her posters are like crazed obots. She is vicious, rigid and a dictator.

    I’m sorry, but I picture 50, 60 year old angry women. And to me, this bunch seems to put woman as number 1 criteria.

    What she might have been is no longer readable.

  92. Now the talk of the town, DC, has turned to VP’s. Who could it be? For Hillary it the the less accomplished of the Castro brothers. What’s his name. He was given a sinecure to groom him recently and he is dutifully doing whatever he is told. A child of LaRaza he is trying to learn Spanish. No one in Texas, including Hispanics, has ever heard of him. On seeing his face some think he is a transvestite actor from a telenovela.

    On to Trump. A lot of hot air, misdirection, headfakes, whiny suggestions, pleas for someone who is an insider. After reading more about L’affaire de la dummy Rhodes I think a sort of policy wonk. One who knows where the bodies are buried and hates just about every single thing Obama from personal experience with a rolodex hauled around in a dump truck. Since Trump doesn’t need a roving political hitman out campaigning for him but might rather have a guy assisting in the assembling a list for the prosecution as well as know who still in government (or who don’t manage to get to Argentina) will assist. I am going to suggest Robert Gates. The Pentagon and State could be cleaned out very quickly. My first inclination was Jeff Sessions but he needs to stay in the Senate but Gates could also help with blow-torching out the quislings there also. The TruCons and Progs want to play insider games? OK fine.

  93. gonzotx
    May 8, 2016 at 8:28 pm
    You are way out of line, telling the bloggers here where they can go and express their opinions. You are shutting down productive discussion and acting like an overbearing bully.

    When you have made it to the point where you can get 10’s of millions of people to vote for you for President of the United States, then your trash talk about Hillary may count for something.

  94. Lu

    Methinks you may want to pay more attention to Admin’s posts before you single out Gonzo for trash talking Hillary. Just sayin’.

  95. Outris
    May 9, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I have not noticed Admin telling anyone who did not agree, to go blog somewhere else.

  96. Lu, you said above.

    “When you have made it to the point where you can get 10’s of millions of people to vote for you for President of the United States, then your trash talk about Hillary may count for something.”

    Sounds to me like you feel Gonzo’s comments aren’t wanted here or are worthless. Pot calling kettle black. I’ll leave it to Gonzo to continue this discussion if he/she feels it counts for something.

  97. You need to look at the big picture and the Mistake of ’08. The bankster globalists installed Obama to do there bidding because they would get 90% with him and maybe 50% with Hillary. The fact is that they had the power to impose that decision. There was no fighting about it. Too many people were fooled.

    But after 8 years of this nightmare, the multitudes were ready for Trumps message. More than ready, eager.

    But what if Hillary had won in ’08 and people accepted half the agenda of the people we now see so clearly as tyrannical, self-serving sociopaths? If they had been so subtle, they would have lasted a lot longer before the rebellion.

    Yes, Hillary is doubling down on their deranged agenda. To just what end, remains to be seen. Like some old Victorian novel, where the heroine conquers by surrendering, you just don’t know what you don’t know.

  98. Outris
    May 9, 2016 at 10:39 am
    Yes, that was a “right back at ya” to the insult that was dished out. They were way out of line and I am pissed off.

  99. You are delusional Lu…I was suggesting to try to have a conversation on another blog about Hillary vs Trump because it WOULDN’T HAPPEN. There is no productive comment there, get real.
    You would meet with much worse than anything I or Administration have said.
    I don’t have to run for President and I don’t need your BS to voice my opinion of Hillary. To think that she will just suddenly jump up and say, ” it was all a farce, I was lying so I could become President. I really will protect America by building a wall,I will tell the truth a out Bengal I cause it does make a difference, I will stand for women and against Sharia law, I will deport illegals, I will support American jobs, I, was joking about those silly coal mining jobs, all lives matter, not just the BLM bs I have been dragging around”, is at best peyote induced dreams.
    I don’t care if you think I am a ” bully” or out of line, I don’t care what you think at all actually.

    I will continue AS I have posted in the past.

    Have a nice day 🙂

  100. don’t think Gates is the one…he has been very critical of Trump and has praised Hillary


    …and donald has responded that Gates is ‘disloyal’



    if i am being completely “objective” and not stating a personal preference, i think the top people under consideration are:

    Sessions (what Donald says he needs and won’t be competing with Donald for power)

    Gingrich (yes I know the criticism but he could be helpful to Donald and getting legislation thru, he knows the players and how to play the game)

    Chris Christie (bottom line… trust factor with Donald and a good buffer for Donald)

    Mary Fallon (successful 2 term Oklahoma gov, was in Congress and has successfully dealt with disasters in her state…she knows how to navigate)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Fallin impressive while probably not known to many…could soften Donald with women

  101. S,

    Maybe like Cheney he will nominate himself.
    I think Mormaer commented you couldn’t have both President and Vice from same state legally.

  102. yes gonzo…he could pull a cheney

    as far as same state…Donald is from NY, Christie is from NJ…two different states
    the other people i think are objectively under consideration are still in moderation and also the reasons i do not think Gates is one of them

  103. I will gladly admit it is off the rails crazy to think such things, but… Jim Webb.

    Rationale: Why not go after even more Democrats that think the country is too far left but still have a hard time voting for someone running as a Republican.

    As I heard someone else say, “Webb is that rarest of creatures: a fairly conservative Democrat.”

  104. Felix,
    I think it would be difficult for many in the Republican party to accept, Webb. They are already claiming he’s not really a Republican, which in my mind is great, I don’t know, it maybe a bridge too far.
    I really like Sessions, he knows where all the bones are buried, he has respect and gravitas.

  105. I think VP slot is meant to bring in stragglers, or people on the fence. Can be someone “safe” or a wild card. Paul Ryan was safe. Biden was safe. I think Sarah Palin was a wild card and McCain did as well as he did because of her and not in spite of her. It worked for me!

    I like Jan too. She’s got Moxie. Not many people have the guts to wag their finger in the face of Lord Fauntelroy, the Earl of Stinky.

  106. gonzotx
    May 9, 2016 at 11:34 am
    Just a nasty bully. I have no delusions about that.

    Have a nice day.

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