There’s a lot of great news for Donald J. Trump. There’s a lot of terrible news for Hillary Clinton. We’re not going to spend every second of our lives over that hot stove watching the pot of Trump good news and Hillary bad news boil. We’re just going to dip a spoon into the pot and sample some of the stew of news.
There’s a new Fox News poll out tonight which we don’t believe for a second. At this point in the cycle we don’t believe any poll on the November election. Still it is good news for Trump, who leads, and bad news for Hillary Clinton. In the poll Trump loses to Bernie Sanders – which is even more good news for Trump and bad news for Hillary Clinton. We’ll explain in a moment why this poll is really good news for Trump and really bad news for Hillary Clinton.
Last night Donald J. Trump was interviewed by Megyn Kelly. It was a silly interview full of nothing. More good news for Trump however.
Last night there were some primary elections. More great news for Donald J. Trump and more bad news for Hillary Clinton. Even the assumed “win” in Kentucky for Hillary Clinton is really bad news in two ways.
Ready to sample the stew? Here we go, in no particular order:
The silly Megyn Kelly interview of Donald J. Trump
Megyn Kelly, after a week of non-stop promotion, some would say “ceaseless whoring” of her Trump interview, finally aired the waste of time. We didn’t watch it. We caught some excerpts and read commentary. It was also a ratings flop because Trump supporters won’t watch Kelly Megyn. It was Barbara Walters type hum-buggery of personal questions to try and get Trump to dance to her fiddle. Trump was too smart to fall for Kelly’s fan dance interview and mostly said things he has said before in front of crowds of tens of thousands broadcast to million of viewers. Still, the interview was a smashing success for Donald J. Trump.
The Kelly interview was another instance of “medium is the message”. The message from the medium is that Fox News capitulated to Donald J. Trump. After months of attempts to savage Trump and destroy him Fox News waved the white host of surrender. Megyn Kelly approached Trump for an interview and Trump agreed. Why did Trump do this? Because he won.
Kelly and Fox News came fake eyelashes in hand to signal to their viewers that Trump won the fight. Trump this May is consolidating the party apparatus and also declared this is “be nice to losers month”. “Be nice to losers after you beat them” is what Trump is up to. That’s why Trump visits with loser Paul Ryan and losers in the GOP establishment. May for Trump is “be nice to losers” month.
The Megyn Kelly interview is one with the endorsement of Trump by the New York Post during the New York primary. Rupert Murdoch owns both the Post and Fox News. When the Post endorsed Trump it was the white flag of surrender by Rupert. Megyn Kelly’s interview last night was the follow-up white flag moment. It was time to display for all to see that Fox News too is ready to shovel coal in the fast moving Trump train.
The Hillary2016 House of Horror Heated by Coal
Speaking of shoveling coal, Hillary Clinton had a chance to fix the latest big mess in her mess of a campaign. Instead Hillary2016 has made worse into worst.
We’ve written before that it is of paramount importance for Hillary2016 to repair the seemingly irreparable level of stupidity displayed by Hillary Clinton herself. As we’ve written the Hillary ‘I’m going to put coal miners out of work’ nastiness in order to woo environmentalists will be the single most destructive ad to come in 2016. Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 know we are right. That nasty statement will be of use in every state in 2016.
That nasty promise to force coal miners out of work is a great danger to Hillary2016. Hillary Clinton, as we have written has to find a way to combat her own statement. Hillary Clinton had a great opportunity to wiggle out of this mess. Instead Hillary wiggled into something much much worse.
Here’s the damaging video and what we wrote:
At his victory speech Donald Trump mentioned what we believe will be the death blow if Hillary Clinton ever becomes the nominee (which we doubt). Trump briefly discussed Hillary’s incredibly ugly promise to destroy the jobs of coal miners. Hillary subsequently said she “misspoke” but the massive damage to her has been done. If Hillary ever becomes the nominee (which we doubt) we believe the Hillary attack on coal miners will be the central advertisement by the Trump campaign against her. Those ads will air nonstop in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and New Jersey. In coal country and any county in the country with high unemployment the ad will also air. The damage to Hillary will be that she would willfully and deliberately destroy the livelihood of workers for her political ambition to court ideological crackpots.
A continued Trump attack on Hillary2016 for her purposeful unemployment of coal miners – alongside a Bernie Sanders demand that Hillary stick with environmentalist kooks against coal mining – will place Hillary2016 in an indefensible position especially in states like California.
Hillary Clinton knows what we write is exactly on target. So Hillary Clinton said a really stupid thing to try to counteract that really stupid statement about putting coal miners out of work. Here’s what Hillary Clinton said which is truly stupid on many levels:
That was Hillary’s stupid attempt to put away her earlier stupid statement about unemployment horror for coal miners. Hillary is smart enough to know that ugly statement will birth lots of ads so Hillary tried to counteract it by promising Bill Clinton will help fix “coal country”.
At first blush, we see why Hillary thought she was being smart. Bill Clinton was once loved in coal country. Bill Clinton was and possibly still is viewed as a good steward of the economy. But further examination quickly disintegrates the notion that what Hillary said was smart.
We’re not going to examine in detail the stupidity of what Hillary said. We’ll just bring up some of the problems that come to mind real quick. Bill Clinton is going to be the “economy” president under the first woman president? Isn’t the whole rationale of Hillary2016 that a woman will be president? What happens when news organizations ask Bill what he will do for the economy? Will Bill say “ask Hillary she’ll be president”? But Hillary said Bill will fix things so Bill “what is your plan” as you become the real president of the economy not the one who is the first woman president. This likely back and forth when news organizations ask Bill what he will do only to be sent to Hillary who will then say she’s in charge but Bill will be in charge of the economy, is another bit of muddled message mess.
Then there is the problem with Bill Clinton. Hillary is essentially running against Bill Clinton’s presidency and as the Obama Third Term. Hillary says she will preserve “Obama’s legacy” while at the same time appointing Bill as the economic president even as she says she will be the president. Sorry, that’s muddled beyond a mess.
Hillary knows she has to somehow neutralize that ‘put coal miners out of work’ stupidity. But the Bill Clinton gambit was stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
What should Hillary Clinton have done? We answered that question in May 10 of 2008! Back then the issue was the West Virginia primary. We noted that John F. Kennedy was viewed with great suspicion as a first Catholic president by many protestants. JFK went to West Virginia. JFK met with the coal miners. JFK visited a coal mine. JFK soothed the ill feelings against him by speaking with and listening to the coal miners that would eventually give him a pivotal victory. That’s what Hillary Clinton should have done.
Hillary Clinton should have visited the coal mines. Hillary should have met with the people she threatened with economic extinction. Hillary could have attempted to neutralize her nasty statement about putting coal miners out of work.
Did Hillary Clinton do what JFK did and what we advised? No. Hillary Clinton continued Obama Third Term nonsense. Hillary campaigned in black churches and did everything to bring out the black vote. Tactically that was smart but strategically that was stupid. Bernie Sanders has little support outside of the young in the black community. So Hillary did the easy and stupid thing by campaigning in the black neighborhoods and centers of Kentucky. But Hillary’s problem is the elemental one of whether she is honest with voters and in this case with coal miners in particular.
Instead of taking the opportunity to neutralize the nasty ‘put coal miners out of work’ statement Hillary chose the racially divisive courting of black voters and backhand insult to white working class voters. The result was a near defeat rescue of less than half a percentage point in Kentucky. That’s not victory, that’s black lung disease.
Worst, the opportunity to find an antidote to the poisonous ‘put coal miners out of work’ statement on video, was not taken. Hillary’s unemployment threat on video remains as deadly as a hungry cobra.
The Fox News Poll With Trump On Top
Mitt Romney ends recruiting efforts for an independent candidate
Washington (CNN)Mitt Romney won’t launch a third-party presidential campaign of his own and has stopped trying to recruit somebody else to do it.
The 2012 Republican nominee had attempted to recruit a challenger to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But prospects like Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said no, and Romney is now dropping his efforts, a source familiar with Romney’s thinking told CNN. The news was first reported by Yahoo News.
It’s the latest blow to the “Never Trump” movement — a group of conservatives led by Romney, blogger Erick Erickson and The Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol — to find an alternative to Trump.
Romney still hopes a candidate will emerge. But an adviser to the “Never Trump” efforts confirmed Tuesday night that the efforts are looking grim.
Loser Romney! It’s over for… Romney. Put him in the Mittens drawer.
Why did Willard euthanize his efforts to stop Trump? Well, for starters, the Fox News poll has Trump ahead of Hillary which Romney and the #NeverTrumpTards said would never happen. Trump is tops:
Donald Trump tops Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, according to a new Fox News Poll that also finds majorities of voters feel both frontrunners lack strong moral values and will say anything to get elected.
Trump has a 45-42 percent edge over Clinton, if the presidential election were held today. That’s within the poll’s margin of sampling error. Last month, Clinton was up by 48-41 percent (April 2016).
Clinton is ahead by 14 points among women (50-36 percent). Yet Trump leads by a larger 22 points among men (55-33 percent).
He also tops Clinton by 37 points (61-24 percent) among whites without a college degree (working-class whites).
Overall, Trump is preferred by 24 points among whites (55-31 percent). He’s even ahead by nine among white women (47-38 percent).
Clinton has a commanding 83-point lead among blacks (90-7 percent), and is up by 39 among Hispanics (62-23 percent). [snip]
In 2012, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won by 20 points among whites, while President Barack Obama won blacks by 87 points and Hispanics by 44, according to the Fox News exit poll.
One reason for Trump’s showing is there is parity on party unity, as 83 percent of Democrats back Clinton and 82 percent of Republicans support Trump.
Independents go for Trump by 46-30 percent, although one in five would vote for someone else or stay home (20 percent).
Enthusiasm is on the GOP’s side, as more Republicans (74 percent) than Democrats (66 percent) say they are extremely or very interested in the presidential election.
The poll shows Bernie Sanders has a 46-42 percent advantage over Trump in a hypothetical matchup. Sanders was up by 53-39 percent in April. However, the Vermont senator trails Clinton in the Democratic nomination race by what is considered an insurmountable number of delegates.
The drawn-out nomination battle may hurt Clinton among the base, as 1 in 10 Sanders voters say they would pick Trump over her in November (11 percent).
Clinton and Trump have made quite an impression so far. Overall, voters feel the candidates lack honesty, empathy, and strong moral values, and that they’ll say anything to win.
Clinton has a net negative honesty rating of -35 points. That’s because a new low 31 percent say she’s honest, while a record 66 percent say she isn’t.
Trump does better on this measure, although he is still underwater by 17 points: 40 percent think he’s honest and 57 percent say he’s not.
In addition, over half say the phrase “has strong moral values” does not describe Clinton (57 percent) or Trump (58 percent).
Many think “cares about people like me” doesn’t fit Trump (55 percent).
More voters than not think the “cares” attribute doesn’t work for Clinton either (46 percent yes vs. 51 percent no).
Clinton performs best on “is a strong leader,” although the reviews are mixed: 49 percent say it applies to her, while 50 percent say it doesn’t.
“Strong leader” is also Trump’s best trait, as 59 percent feel it describes him (38 percent disagree).
Even so, half or better say “is a reliable leader” doesn’t describe Clinton (55 percent) or Trump (50 percent).
Most think Clinton (71 percent) and Trump (65 percent) will “say anything to get elected.” And majorities think the main reason the former secretary of state (57 percent) and businessman (56 percent) are running is for themselves — rather than for the country.
Who is more corrupt? By a 49-37 percent margin, voters give that dubious distinction to Clinton.
These polls are a load of bullsh*t. But this is a treasure trove of good news for Trump. We don’t believe the numbers but we do understand the political impact of such a poll. Great news for Trump which cut Romney’s legs off.
The best news for Trump? Bernie Sanders beats Trump! Bernie Sanders is never going to be the nominee against Trump but this poll helps Sanders to make his argument against Hillary and this makes Trump happy as a pig in mud on a rainy day.
There’s lots other good news for Trump in this silly poll which we will encourage you to find yourself. Enough to say that Trump has to be happy that voters in this poll see Hillary at the same level as Trump. Two pigs in mud or two glory candidates in Elysium? Take your pick but advantage is to Trump who has never run for political office.
Donald J. Trump fought Big Media and won.
Want more good news/bad news stew? We can’t. We’re fed up. But do try the plate with Trump telling the new Muslim mayor of London to take an IQ test. For dessert there’s Hillary Clinton supporter Ed Rendell attacking Donald J. Trump for something Trump said on the rollicking Howard Stern show long ago:
“Will he have some appeal to working-class Dems in Levittown or Bristol? Sure,” said Ed Rendell, the former Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia mayor, who won landslides in the suburbs. “For every one he’ll lose 1½ , two Republican women. Trump’s comments like ‘You can’t be a 10 if you’re flat-chested,’ that’ll come back to haunt him. There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women. People take that stuff personally.”
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has apologized for saying “there are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women.”
Rendell tells The Associated Press the comments were “incredibly dumb and selfish” and that he’s sorry.
He says he was poking fun at his own appearance and trying to make the point that “there’s more of us than there are of them.”
The Democrat was offering his thoughts to The Washington Post on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s prospects for success in the Philadelphia suburbs when he made the comment.
Ugly women??? With friends like these… it will get a lot uglier.
Things just keep getting better for Donald J. Trump and worse for Hillary2016.