Khan, Iran, With Trump The Avenger Jigsaw Puzzle: Election 2016 Explained, Again

Hey, you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, per Bob Dylan. Or how about the Godfather Michael Corleone? Or Butch Cassidy? Or Jigsaw Puzzle Rolling Stones shouting alongside the Queen, “What the hell is going on?

The 2016 election is easy to describe and forecast, as long as you keep in mind the picture, not the individual pieces, of the jigsaw puzzle.

What is the big picture of the 2016 election? As we wrote so presciently so long ago, 2016 is a super-duper change election year. Further, one candidate markets himself as the CHANGE candidate and another candidate markets herself as the “stay the course” candidate. That’s the big picture. That’s the picture that in November all the puzzle pieces will fit to form.

2016 will not just be a run of the mill CHANGE election that usually occurs after eight years of a presidency. 2016 will be a super-duper oopper whooper-duper change election. A massive prairie fire with associated winds that will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls eventually to bring down entire institutions and the dwellings of the powerful.

Why? Why is 2016 such a big election for CHANGE year. Reason #1 is that Barack Obama destroyed the Democratic Party and its coalition of FDR/Kennedy/Clinton constituencies. Reason #2 is that once Obama destroyed the Democratic Party, Donald J. Trump came along and destroyed the Republican party and reconstituted it and its coalition as well:

Obama expelled the White Working Class and senior citizens from the Democratic Party in favor of his situation comedy demographics “coalition of the ascendant.” [snip]

The people Obama purged from his Obama Dimocrat Party found themselves politically homeless. Now Donald Trump either by design or sheer luck leads the politically homeless to the Republican Party and the old guard bears its teeth of brass and snarls.

The old guard of the Republican Party sees their grip on the party weakened even as the party grows in strength everywhere but at the presidential level. The Republican Party is strong locally and in states but nationally, before Trump, it was moribund.

Every day our analysis of this election year, which we began shortly before the last election cycle ended, is proven correct. Event after event confirms what we have written. For instance, AP catches up with all our analysis of the disaster which is Hillary Clinton 2016 abandoning her core supporters of 2008, the white working class:

Has Clinton Written Off Working-Class White Men?

From the multi-gender bathrooms to the initial speaker lineup Monday of Ivy League graduates to comedian Sarah Silverman referencing her therapist at the podium, the show at times had all the makings of a parody about an elitist party far too focused on identity politics and out of touch with the heartland. At one point there was applause at the mention of the word abortion, a staggering turn-around from the days when Bill Clinton insisted abortion should be safe, legal and rare.

It didn’t help that when asked by PBS, halfway through the convention, about Hillary Clinton’s trouble attracting white working-class males, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said: “I think so many times white, non-college-educated white males have voted Republican. They voted against their own economic interest because of guns, because of gays, and because of God.”

The drift away from rural America, from gun owners and pro-life voters who once found a home with Democrats in spite of some cultural differences, didn’t start with Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. But a fissure that began with a new coalition then-Sen. Barack Obama built to win election and then re-election, appears in a Trump vs. Clinton race to be nearing a complete separation. [snip]

For Clinton herself the reversal is stark. These voters once loved her husband. And in 2008 Hillary Clinton openly questioned Obama’s weak support among “hard-working Americans, white Americans,” insisting she had a “broader base” to win with. She pummeled Obama in the primary contests in states like Pennsylvania and Ohio and Kentucky with large rural populations by winning white men. It was in a defensive reference to these voters that Obama used a version of Pelosi’s “guns, gays, and God” riff to explain his failure to connect. It was thought at the time to be a gaffe. Now it’s apparently a strategy. Eight years later, many of these voters crossed over into the Republican primary to vote for Donald Trump.

Should we sue for plagiarism? It took A.B. Stoddard this long to rewrite the articles we wrote since 2007. Here’s some of what we wrote repeatedly many years ago:

For years we explained (see, “Mistake In ’08” Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, and Part VIII, and the “Barack Obama Situation Comedy” Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV) that to build and grow a political party you first gather a core constituency then slowly grow the party by the addition of like-minded individuals and groups which share those interests of the core constituency. [snip]

In 2008, Barack Obama and assorted kooks decided to purposefully destroy the Democratic Party of FDR. Barack Obama and these kooks willfully embraced the idea of the new “coalition of the ascendant”. This “coalition of the ascendant” and their interests – which conflicted with the interests of the FDR coalition – made it necessary to kick out core Democratic Party constituencies such as senior citizens and the white working class.

That analysis does what good analysis should do. That analysis explains what is happening this year, except we did so years ago. In other words we looked at the picture, not the individual pieces of the jigsaw puzzle so we knew long ago how the little pieces would fit. Analysis should have predictive power if it reflects reality. Ours does, and A.B. Stoddard, years years years late, rewrites the obvious.

As to Hillary Clinton, we weep for her. Hillary has become the Shield Maiden for the Obama corruption we advised against:

There was a solution to this problem for the once party of FDR now the Obama Dimocrat Party. The solution was to get a leader that would lead the Obama Dimocrat Party back to the party of FDR. This leader should have denounced Barack Obama’s unitary executive diktat as an abuse against Constitutional order. This leader could have brought back the white working class into the Democratic Party fold. This leader would have denounced the fact that Despite highest poverty numbers in 50 years, Obama okays illegals to compete for jobs in US .

We weep for Hillary Clinton. Hillary is now a sad bird in a cage pretending it still has wings and able to fly anywhere. Unfortunately this trapped bird has to sing the song her masters dictate if she is to get her bird seed.

We weep for Hillary Clinton. At the same time we do understand those who strongly advocated for Hillary Clinton in 2008 and since, who are now totally disgusted and repulsed by her. It does not matter whether Hillary merits tears or a spit in the face. It does not matter whether Hillary is corrupt to the core or stupid to the bone. It doesn’t matter at this point, at this point what difference does it make? The end does not change. Consider Michael Corleone of the fictional Godfather.

In the book, later movie, The Godfather, Micheal Corleone is the son of a Mafia crime lord chieftain. Michael Corleone is a good son who joins the army after the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, even though his crime boss father is infuriated. Micheal Corleone, a college student taking no part of the family “business” (other than the benefits which come from the crime family business) is distant from the grime and crime surrounding him. Years later, after his father survives multiple gun shots, the heir to the throne is killed in a mob hit, and assorted other setbacks, Michael Corleone joins the family business.

Micheal Corleone joins the family crime empire and eventually becomes the new Godfather chieftain. You see, Michael has a dream, Michael Corleone has a plan. Michael Corleone’s plan? In five years, Michael says, the family business will all be “legit”. In five years no more prostitution, murder, gambling, extortion, blackmail, beatings, revenge, crime. In five years Michael Corleone plans to take the Corleone crime family, with all their riches, into the lawful world. The five years pass. There is no CHANGE.

Michael Corleone is an object lesson for Hillary Clinton. Let’s assume Hillary Clinton is a good person, patriotic, not at all corrupt, made some unintended mistakes. Let’s further assume that Hillary Clinton is lying about her support for Barack Obama and once in office, Hillary plans to uncloak from her disguise as the Obama Third Term and become a working class hero reversing Barack Obama’s policies in toto. Hillary the liar is the best defense for Hillary Clinton we can think of. But “vote for the liar” is not a persuasive argument. Further, as Michael Corleone’s saga teaches, the notion that a crime family can go legit is a ludicrous notion.

Obama Third Term Hillary Clinton will not be able to go “legit” just as Micheal Corleone’s plans never panned out.



Hillary Clinton runs for president as the Obama Third Term. Like Michael she can delude herself that she can get the Obama Dimocratic Party to go “legit” but it is too late now. We long ago hoped that would be the course taken. But we’re not naive. It’s too late now. There’s no going back. Any deviation and Michelle Obama is there to take Hillary’s place, this election or next.

As to Donald J. Trump. Hell, that boy’sButch Cassidy. There are NO RULES in a knife fight:



Donald J. Trump is the Avenger. As a “Bernie Bro” who now supports Trump put it, “As for Donald Trump, I know this sounds bad but… I really just want to see what happens.”

“I really just want to see what happens.” It’s not D.H. Lawrence in Sane Revolution but for some in a change election, “upset the apple-cart and see which way the apples would go a-rolling” will make Trump the Avenger a winner.

Kick-the-apple-cart-watch-the-apples-role philosophy is not restricted to Bern-outs. Some of the most wealthy, according to Lawrence Kudlow, see why Trump the Avenger is needed:

Overthrow the Establishment to Fix the Economy

Famed investor Wilbur Ross recently told CNBC that “Trump represents a more radical new approach to government that the nation’s economy desperately needs.” He’s right. Trump seeks an overthrow of the establishment. He’s a disrupter — just what we need to fix the economy.

The situation is that desperate.

2016 wasn’t supposed to be this way. The Republican primary system and debates were a fix for Jeb Bush. The fix for Jeb Bush failed because Donald J. Trump declared as candidate for president. Soon, all the fixes that fixed the election for Jeb, backfired and assisted Trump.

To this day, the GOP establishment and all the power centers of institutional cronyism are aghast at the Trump Avenger victory. The Washington Post reports today:

Thirteen years after billionaire industrialist Charles Koch gathered a small group of his fellow libertarian donors in a Chicago hotel to discuss how to promote their economic theories, the network he launched is one of the country’s most potent political forces, with 1,600 staffers across 38 states.

But Koch’s refusal to harness his singular operation in support of the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has put him at odds with some of his wealthiest peers — and forced the network to defend its relevance at a time of its greatest reach.

That tension rippled behind the scenes this weekend as about 400 donors met in Colorado Springs at a luxury resort encircling a man-made lake, where white swans paddled in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Between panels extolling free speech and conservative state-policy victories, Koch and his top deputies heard out donors worried about the network’s decision to sit on the sidelines.

“I told him that it was very important that Hillary Clinton not get elected,” said Minnesota media mogul Stanley Hubbard, who said his biggest concern is how she would reshape the Supreme Court.

Koch’s decision not to embrace Trump threatens to alienate some heavyweight network backers who have rallied to the nominee’s side in recent months — mega-donors such as Wisconsin roofing billionaire Diane Hendricks, Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm and New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Mercer, none of whom attended this weekend’s conclave.

The Koch brothers wanted to be the biggest players in 2016. Because of Donald J. Trump, the Koch brothers are an afterthought. That’s why the Kochs battle Trump. They would have done anything for Jeb Bush even though Jeb Bush, the weakling, would lose. Jeb Bush believed in what the political establishment wants so Jeb the loser Bush would have been A-OK. The Kochs want to be the power but with Trump they are to the side. We don’t blame the Koch brothers. We understand that Trump is, not a mortal threat, but a powerful threat to the Kochs. The political establishment hates Trump because Trump stomps them into pulp.

The Koch brothers strategy against Trump will fail. The Koch brothers will in the end only hurt themselves, not Trump. What’s funny to us is they don’t see how stupid they are. As a Trump hater at a lunatic GOP establishment site writes:

The Supreme Court was a hot topic as it relates to that specific complaint and I’m sure that the host was hearing plenty of it. The other argument being raised was that Trump is being held to a different standard than Mitt Romney. It’s easy to forget that there were many, many conservative thought leaders four years ago who were very unhappy with Mitt’s nomination, but the group consensus was that Obama was too much of a disaster to quibble over a few policy positions so Romney should be given a pass. And he was.

Koch was already backpedaling a bit during the meeting, assuring prospective donors that he would be criticizing Clinton in some of these Senate races and tying other Democratic candidates to her. [snip]

It seems as if Charles Koch is running into the same problems encountered by too many in the conservative commentariat who attempt to claim to be simultaneously #NeverTrump and #NeverHillary. That’s mathematically in the realm of unreal numbers. Forget for the moment that every conservative voter who would normally vote the GOP line but sits out the election or goes third party represents one more vote that Trump has to find elsewhere and increases Clinton’s default lead. There is also the down ballot effect. You can hope for ticket splitting to at least hang on to congressional majorities, but you’re never going to hit anywhere near 100% on that score. Koch’s position may not be directly supporting Hillary Clinton, but the indirect (and very real) electoral benefits to her are undeniable unless you’ve taken up a new residence outside of reality.

How dumb are the Kochs in their hostility to Trump? #1) They make Trump angry yet don’t ingratiate themselves to Hillary, so no matter what happens in November they are losers. #2) They say they will work and finance GOP down ballot candidates by tying their opponents to Hillary Clinton, which helps Trump anyway and angers Hillary too. #3) The Kochs help Trump by dramatically proving the political establishment is against Trump, which really does help Trump.

The Kochs are almost as dumb as Ted Cruz. Remember Ted Cruz? Ted Cruz had a strategy to beat Jeb Bush in the primaries by winning Christian evangelicals in states such as Iowa then win big in South Carolina, the doorway to the South, then victories throughout the South, Midwest, and West. But Trump won the Christian evangelicals, then South Carolina, then the South. Firewalls fell in flames. Cruz then tried to steal the nomination with his allies in the GOP establishment. The plan was to force a brokered convention wherein somehow the GOP establishment that hates Cruz would ally with Cruz to stop Trump – never thinking that any robbery would benefit some establishment figure like Rubio or Jeb. Now Cruz is fighting for his political life after losing to Avenger Trump, as Cruz donors now hate Cruz.

Soon we hope, it will be Paul Ryan’s turn to learn. At every opportunity Paul Ryan attacks Donald J. Trump. The latest excuse for Ryan’s never ending attacks against Trump is what we termed The Wrath of Khan. The GOP establishment, Big Media, like the Dim players, now attack Trump because Trump took on the silent mother and angry father of a dead Muslim American soldier. Of course, few mention that Pat Smith at the Republican convention was smeared as “offensive” and the Muslim man gets a free pass to terrorize Trump.

All American soldiers who die for their country deserve respect and honor, as Trump has said. But this is about Muslim terrorists.


It’s not about the Wrath of Khan, it’s about Radical Islamic Terror even within the ranks of the U.S. military:

“Khizr Khan, whose son was one of 14 Muslims to die while serving the United States after 9/11, gets a standing ovation at the DNC.”

The statistic is derived from a 2011 report by Rep. Peter King (R-NY). No Muslim soldiers appear to have been reported killed in action since then as the media has only reported the 14 Muslim KIA.

In contrast, a total of 14 American soldiers have been murdered by Muslim soldiers in attacks since 2001.

One bad apple don’t spoil the whole bunch, girl. One good apple in a rotten bunch don’t mean much either, girl.

The entire political establishment of the left and the right, Big Media, powerful institutions is angry at Trump the Avenger. Trump the Avenger has smashed their plans. Trump the Avenger has already created massive change in the fight against Muslim terrorism:

LONDON/ANKARA (Reuters) – Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the rise of U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump have paralyzed efforts by Western governments to encourage already highly reluctant international banks to do business with Iran.

Uncertainty is frustrating Tehran’s push for foreign investment to revive its struggling economy: over Britain’s political and economic future, over whether Trump – who wants to scrap a nuclear deal with Iran – will get into the White House, and over whether banks will fall foul of U.S. sanctions if they process transactions with the Islamic Republic. [snip]

European banks have generally cited the U.S. elections as a political risk, while avoiding detailed comment on how a victory for the Republican nominee Trump might affect their business.

However, another Iranian official, who also declined to be identified, said the election and Trump’s promise to tear up the Iran nuclear deal if he wins was complicating Tehran’s efforts.

“Major European banks are worried about its outcome. An official from a German bank told us recently that they could not risk getting involved in Iran especially when Trump was a candidate,” the official said.

Trump the Avenger already has presidential size powers. Trump the Avenger thwarts Barack Obama’s efforts to aid Terrorist Iran on nukes and, still the law, bank sanctions.

Trump the Avenger destroyed and remade the Republican Party from losers tied to low wage Chamber of Commerce types to caring for the working class. Trump the Avenger destroyed and remade the Republican Party from illegal immigration sanctuary to “enforce the law” fairness.

Trump the Avenger fights. Trump kicks, bites, punches, – to Make America Great Again, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. And fairness. Kill the crony non-capitalists. Jail the lawbreakers. Trump the Avenger does it all.

Trump the Avenger brings change and fresh apple pie from the apple cart that was just kicked over.

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148 thoughts on “Khan, Iran, With Trump The Avenger Jigsaw Puzzle: Election 2016 Explained, Again

  1. Gold Star Families are off limits according to Meee again Kelly.

    The Saudi-Sharia shill and his symbol of female oppression exploited their dead son to attack Donald Trump.

    How dumbed down do they think the American public is?

  2. Admin: you may or may not have noticed that I am a student of military history. Not an expert, just a student. But as a student of military history, I have sat at the feet of some of the real masters, whose names might not mean much to most people on this blog because that is not where there interests lie. But the one thing I have noticed about these masters is they understand history and can explain it clearly and persuasively. However, when they stop doing history and peer into the crystal ball, to my shock and surprise they are no better prognosticator of the future than many of us. This was very depressing. However, you are different. What you have written over the past eight years is the stuff that experts are saying now with the benefit of history. You on the other hand wrote out this entire script, and foresaw with remarkable clarity where this process would lead. Like nobody else did. That is truly remarkable, and I am in awe. The art of it is having a solidly grounded understanding of the political process, and a willingness to speak the truth when most people hide from it. You mentioned at one point that you lost friends in the democrat party for the unpardonable sin of speaking the truth and hoping people would listen. Then, it was the Cassandra problem, speaking the truth to people and finding that they do not believe it until it is too late, until what was prediction is reality. In a sense this is tragedy. But in another sense, it was inevitable. The idea that even a fat fuck like Rove would be saying this is a change election and we worry about positioning suggests that he too is reading this blog. Until now that was never his mantra.

  3. This is great news. Donald Trump takes a slap at Paul Ryan by thanking Paul Nehlen for his support:

  4. Wbboei, thanks for the kind words. The Big Media people read here (we used to check IP addresses regularly years ago but almost never now. When we do we can tell they are still reading), probably scoff, then only when it is safe to write years later, they wholesale lift. Other websites do the same sometimes lifting entire phrases. We should write to them and demand attribution.

  5. I think we all agree Admin, there just isn’t anyone like you.You keep the ship steady in these most relentless storms, and steady your crew (us) when we are losing hope, or at times falling for the endless attacks by the media.
    You take the emotional element out and have a very cutting sarcastic reality of truth that I personally love.
    Besides the fact that you are 99.9 percent spot on, you never never hold grudges against bloggers who go bat sh#t crazy with personal insults, not at you….I think you scare the beJesus out of them. Nor so the swan songs that are up there with the best of Hollywood. If they want to stay great but if they want to go, no comment.
    I appreciate your not getting in the middle of the occasional insanity we write here sometimes, mine of course included.I get too much of a kick dealing with some that I know I need to let go. Probsbly Donald and a have that fault in common, wouldn’t mind a few zeros after my paycheck, but, hey, I’m not building skyscrapers either, but in a sense you are.
    Your blog from 2007 is a testament to your genius and someday you need to bind this baby into a best selling book.
    How your not on Donalds payroll is beyond me. Sure as hell wish you were.

  6. Hillary has assured us that the Sanders supporters will fall in line, and if the do not do so immediately, she can shepherd them back into the fold with fears of Trump and drooling Obama love when that asshole takes the stage and tells them how great she is, etc.

    Well, perhaps.

    Or, perhaps not.

    This poll by SandersforAmerica showing 91% for Trump and 9% for Hillary, coupled with the campaign announcement that she was cancelling her listening tour for lack of interest which is somewhat shocking when you see her with that live wire Kaine, suggests something else.

    The best laid schemes of mice and men and Mooks
    Gang aft agley
    And leave us not but grief and pain for promised joy
    Still thou art blessed compared to me
    The present only toucheth thee
    But ouch I backward cast me ee on prospects drear
    An forward tho I cannot see–I guess and fear.

    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/08/01/donald-trump-tops-every-poll-on-sanders-for-america-twitter-account/

  7. gonzotx
    August 2, 2016 at 12:19 am
    What is it with liberal jews in this country…the richer they are, the more of a death wish they have
    —–
    They are not on the front line.

    They have no chessnuts in the fire.

    Like the old saying a liberal is somebody who has never been robbed or assaulted.

    Until that happens, they are inclined to see other people’s misery as an abstraction.

    None of this everyman’s death diminishes me

    Like with Mee aain, its all about them.

  8. Andrew C. McCarthy, Senior Fellow at National Review and former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, writes in National Review that Donald Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslim immigration is not unconstitutional. McCarthy notes that “properly vetting would-be immigrants’ religious beliefs is not only legal — it would be wise and prudent.”

    Of all the ignorant pronouncements in the 2016 presidential campaign, the dumbest may be that the Constitution forbids a “religious test” in the vetting of immigrants. Monotonously repeated in political speeches and talking-head blather, this claim is heedless of the Islamic doctrinal roots on which foreign-born Islamists and the jihadists they breed base their anti-Americanism. It is also dead wrong.

    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/01/andrew-mccarthy-no-constitution-not-bar-religious-tests-immigration-law/

  9. admin
    August 1, 2016 at 11:11 pm
    This is great news. Donald Trump takes a slap at Paul Ryan by thanking Paul Nehlen for his support:
    ————-
    It great news alright.

    Donald is spreading his coattails, and sending a message to Ryan.

    Ryan needs to pursue a new profession.

    Given his To Be Or Not To Be narrative

    He needs to leave politics and audition for Shakespearean role.

    Hamlet, or maybe just ham actor.

    He can give his Muslim friends a ham for Christmas.

    Mr. Ryan! Tear down that wall!!!

  10. Ryan is a Gothic figure posing as an eagle scout.

    Those bug eyes and widows peak are a dead give away.

  11. via Paul Nehlen email today:

    Conservative columnist Ann Coulter has endorsed my campaign to defeat Paul Ryan and will be joining me here in Wisconsin for some key get-out-the-vote rallies this weekend!

  12. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/07/31/cenk_uygur_predicts_donald_trump_will_win_election_279-259.html

    Cenk Uygur, host of ‘The Young Turks’ predicts that Donald Trump will win an electoral victory in November.

    CENK UYGUR, HOST, “YOUNG TURKS”: I’ve got Trump at 279-259… I gave him Florida, Ohio —

    KARL: You said he was a loser a minute ago.

    UYGUR: No, listen, so in his life, he’s had a great track record of failure, bankruptcies, running from Vietnam, everything like that. But he’s a populist candidate when the country’s angry and you run and it’s the most establishment candidate we’ve ever seen against him.

    It was a terrible idea by the Democrats to support Hillary Clinton.

    STEPHANOPOULOS: So you’re so hot against him today because you think he’s going to win.

    UYGUR: I’m very worried — and if the Democrats are not really, really worried that, in this populist time Donald Trump doesn’t have an excellent chance to win, they’re completely wrong.

  13. This is why the all out attack on Trump on Khan, they’re afraid Trump wins:

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/08/2016-democrats-doubt-trump-clinton-numbers-214129

    Doubts Start Creeping In for Democrats

    Outwardly confident about their numbers, party veterans admit that all bets may be off this year. [snip]

    But ask enough people close to the campaign, privately, and you hear something else: a note of worry. What if, in this one unusual year, past isn’t prologue? What if the patterns dont hold up? [snip]

    The obvious concern for Democrats this year is that Hillary Clinton, a paid-in-full member of the white establishment, simply won’t bring out the minority vote the way Obama did in both of his campaigns. One 40-year veteran of the Democratic wars I spoke to wasn’t worried about this at all: In his analysis, Trump’s incendiary language about “Mexicans” will upend the traditionally low Hispanic turnout. And black voters, he says, “have picked up the dog-whistles of race the same way white nationalists have. And Obama will be all over black radio urging them to turn out. There just aren’t enough white voters to overcome that. And don’t forget, right now Clinton is actually ahead among college-educated whites.” (See Ron Brownstein’s piece in the Atlantic for an extensive look at this phenomenon.) Matt Berreto, co-founder and managing partner at Latino Decisions, pointed out that “non-college educated whites have historically voted in huge numbers for Republicans, but their numbers are not growing.”

    All of these numbers should be a source of great comfort to Democratic strategists, and in public they tend to repeat them. But just beneath the surface lies a persistent sense of uneasiness, driven by one question: What if everything we think we know about politics has been rendered inoperative?

    Some of this uneasiness stems from what has already happened in the past year. Every assertion about Trump during the primary battle proved wrong: he’ll never run; he won’t file financial disclosures; he’ll be forced out by his own words; all those people at this rallies won’t actually turn out to vote; he has a ceiling; the party will coalesce around an alternative; the institutional wing of the party will never accede to his nomination. Perhaps most importantly, it was hard for many insiders to imagine that when voters were truly asked to fill in the bubble beside the name “Donald Trump” on a presidential ballot, they wouldn’t be jolted back to reality and vote for a real candidate.

    None of those things happened. The establishment folded; Trump’ ceiling just got higher, and he ended up collecting more primary votes than any Republican candidate in history, wiping out a generation of ambitious, aspiring GOP leaders with serious track records. To say the least, this record does not inspire confidence that the normal patterns will hold in a general election.

    Indeed, at a panel of Democratic pollsters last week, Hart Research president Geoff Garin warned that 2016 would be “a close competitive election. The country,” he added, “is largely frustrated with the status quo, and, as one NBC poll found, huge majorities wanted change even if they don’t know what that change is.”

    Moreover, as they say in ads for investment banks, past results are no guarantee of future performance. For instance, the prognosticators say that for Trump to win with the expected electorate, he’d need almost two-thirds of the white vote, and that target is all but out of reach. But why? All through the primaries, Ted Cruz’s campaign was arguing that their data-analytics tool would be able to finally find the “missing millions” that conservatives have always dreamt of and get them out in places like central Pennsylvania in November. What if Trump can draw them out with his blisteringly effective strategy of tweets, rallies and free TV?

    This does not require a revolution. What it requires is enough white voters to get excited in the right states. Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher, president of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies, framed the election outlook for Clinton in blunt terms: “If turnout is 70 percent white, I like her chances,” he said. “If it’s 74 percent … I’m very worried.”

    There are other ways the widespread discontent with politics as usual could express itself on Election Day in a way that winds up hurting Clinton. Garin, for example, notes that while the candidacy of Libertarian Gary Johnson is “largely a wash, millennials are more likely to back a third party, and that hurts us more.”

    More broadly, what if the fantasies of Hollywood screenwriters—that an engaged citizenry will rise up and flood the polls on Election Day—become real with a very different kind of electorate? Back last August, I argued in these pages that every once in a long while a dormant, disengaged, alienated slice of voters discovers it had a power it never realized it had; and that realization alone becomes a significant force.

    If that’s what’s going on now—if voters find it empowering to upend the table, break the crockery and send every member of “the Establishment” running for cover—then all the turnout models of all the experts might be thrown into a cocked hat. It means we could continue to watch as the statements and actions that would destroy any other candidacy have little or no effect on Trump. It means that an implicit renunciation of the core mutual defense provisions of NATO carries no consequence; or a profoundly ignorant comment about Crimea—Trump apparently did not know of Russia’s involvement—has no impact.

    And it could explain why, after all the confident assertions that the numbers point to a Clinton victory, so many of those I spoke with echoed the words of the 40-year party warrior: “If Trump wins, it means everything I thought I knew about politics is wrong. It’s just that I’m a lot less sure about what I know than I was a year ago.

  14. All out war against Trump continues today:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/08/02/obama_trump_unfit_woefully_unprepared_for_presidency_has_to_be_a_point_where_you_say_enough.html

    Obama: Trump “Unfit,” “Woefully Unprepared” For Presidency, Has To Be A Point Where You Say “Enough”

    President Obama slams Republican nominee for president Donald Trump at a joint press conference with the prime minister of Singapore at the White House Tuesday morning. Obama said Trump does not have the judgment, temperament or understanding to occupy the Oval Office. Obama scolded Trump for his “attack on a Gold Star family.”

    “He is woefully unprepared,” Obama stated.

    The president asked Republicans why do they keep endorsing him and what does it say about the Republican party that Trump is your standard bearer. This isn’t an “episodic gaffe,” this is daily and weekly, Obama said. Obama called on Republicans to repudiate and condemn the party’s nominee.

    “There has to come a point at which you say somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world,” Obama said at the event with PM Lee Hsien Loong.

    “There has to be a point in which you say this is somebody I can’t support for president of United States,” the president said. “There has to be a point in which you say ‘enough.'”

    “I recognize that they all profoundly disagree with myself or Hillary Clinton on tax policy or on certain elements of foreign policy,” Obama said of Republicans. “But you know, there have been Republican presidents with whom I disagreed with but I didn’t have a doubt that they could function as president.”

    From President Obama’s press conference:

    OBAMA: I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. I said so last week. He keeps on proving it. The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family, that [General] Hayden — had made such extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our country, the fact that he does not appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, the Middle East, in Asia.

    It means that he is woefully unprepared. This is not just my opinion. What’s been interesting has been the repeated denunciations of his statements by leading Republicans. Including the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority Leader, prominent Republicans like John McCain.

    The question they have to ask themselves is if you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? What does this say about your party, that this is your standard bearer?

    This isn’t a situation where you have an episodic gaffe. This is daily, and weekly, where they are distancing themselves from statements he’s making. There has to be a point in which you say, this is not somebody I can support for president of the United States. Even if he purports to be a member of my party. And, you know, the fact that that has not yet happened makes some of these denunciations ring hollow.

    I don’t doubt their sincerity. I don’t doubt that they were outraged about some of the statements that Mr. Trump and his supporters made about the Khan family. But there has to come a point at which you say somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world. Because a lot of people depend on the White House getting stuff right. And this is different than just having policy disagreements.

    I recognize that they all profoundly disagree with myself or Hillary Clinton on tax policy or on certain elements of foreign policy. But you know, there have been Republican presidents with whom I disagreed with but I didn’t have a doubt that they could function as president.

    This was the response to the first question at a pro TPP press conference.

  15. “He is woefully unprepared,” Obama stated.”
    ——–
    This from an asshole who never ran so much as a Koolaid stand, never passed any legislation, and never stood up for anyone but his donors.

    If Trump is woefully unprepared what does that make Obama?

    Or, maybe what he really means is woefully unprepared to advance the blueprint of globalization.

    I am more concerned about this naked manipulation of the debate schedules to exclude the white male audience that favors Trump.

    Something needs to be done about that. Or it needs to be turned into a MAJOR talking point in the campaign to reinforce the campaign theme of manipulation of the political system by the political elites, and the Clinton/Obama campaign. The Morris video identifies the dark movers behind this scene of iniquity.

  16. And this is Trump’s reply to the twit in the White House.

    STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FAILED LEADERSHIP
    “Obama-Clinton have single-handedly destabilized the Middle East, handed Iraq, Libya and Syria to ISIS, and allowed our personnel to be slaughtered at Benghazi. Then they put Iran on the path to nuclear weapons. Then they allowed dozens of veterans to die waiting for medical care that never came.
    Hillary Clinton put the whole country at risk with her illegal email server, deleted evidence of her crime, and lied repeatedly about her conduct which endangered us all. They released criminal aliens into our country who killed one innocent American after another — like Sarah Root and Kate Steinle — and have repeatedly admitted migrants later implicated in terrorism. They have produced the worst recovery since the Great Depression. They have shipped millions of our best jobs overseas to appease their global special interests. They have betrayed our security and our workers, and Hillary Clinton has proven herself unfit to serve in any government office.
    She is reckless with her emails, reckless with regime change, and reckless with American lives. Our nation has been humiliated abroad and compromised by radical Islam brought onto our shores. We need change now.”
    -Donald J. Trump

  17. admin
    August 2, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    …All out war against Trump continues today:
    But ask enough people close to the campaign, privately, and you hear something else: a note of worry. What if, in this one unusual year, past isn’t prologue? What if the patterns dont hold up?…

    Some of the doubt that is creeping into the Dems consciensness is their realization that the risk assessment or risk management that the people of the US, which they do every day in almost every task, has shifted axis. “Keep the course”, safety with the one you know, everything is coming up roses, etc is not working. Mainly because their reasons to claim this are lies but also the risk that the public has been pushed into against their will is not going to be addressed by the elites, non-smartie smarties who are supposed to figure everything out, and world events. When things get really bad the old risk models go out the window. This is creeping into the “smarties” slow brains.

    During normal times, kind of bad times, sort of bad times, or increasingly bad times risk is assessed and insurance carriers, various businesses, banks and governments can rate it or at least get close. By refusing to acknowledge that millions of citizens are in crisis and peril from economic stressors and increasing crime they have ignored (or never knew) that people will take great risks to make bad stuff stop. I am not talking about getting better but just stop with the bad crap. Trump offers this openly and simply with a border wall, deportations, locking up illegal criminals, and stopping jihadi terrorists immigrating to the US. Just stop it. This simple form of risk management seems to be something that the smarties, Dems, open border and TPP types cannot comprehend. Are there costs? Of course. Everything costs. But NOTHING ever gets better until the bad STOPS or until the risks are reduced, controlled or stopped as much as humanly possible. They seem to want to increase the risks when is fundamentally nuts.

    All that is being offered by non-Trumps are more risk with worse and worse outcomes that the public can see and the elites ignore or want or have to make money off of by the boatload to the detriment of almost everyone else. After announcing everyone should shut up and shit down and do what they say for years, it is now creeping in that no one is listening to them except their own flunkies. Their risk management is lousy and a new guy seems to have a better handle on it. The voters/markets will decide who can make it stop.

  18. I am still wondering how the DNC thought they could get away with that Khan scam. He is one ugly, angry, corrupt piece of $#!t. Shilling for the Saudies and promoting Sharia Law. Them using his dead son to push his agenda. The Saudies probably had the son killed so their shill could martyr himself. Then the ugly symbol of female oppression has to speak, finally. Disgusting.

  19. Mormaer
    August 2, 2016 at 2:01 pm
    admin
    August 2, 2016 at 12:52 pm
    ——–
    Superb analysis. My take on it is congruent with one of my favorite people Lori Wallach. Years ago she debated a Harvard trained, Wall Street Grand Pubah, on the affects of globalization and how it has strip minded the American working class. He argued theory. She argued impacts. Guess who won? Here’s Lori.

    http://www.citizen.org/trade/article_redirect.cfm?ID=17010

  20. Trump refuses to say if he’ll endorse Ryan. But he does say that congress must be strong, and by inference Ryan is weak. Furthermore, he complimented Ryan’s opponent. And to Ryan’s request for an endorsement what does he say? He says what Ryan said when Trump asked him for an endorsement, i.e. I’m thinking about it 24/7, but alas I’m just not there yet. What a beautiful riposte.

  21. From that article:

    The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.

    Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said.

  22. As usual, Lyin’ Barack lied about not paying Iran ransom money for the American prisoners.

    Trump pegged this guy right away – Obama has no idea of leverage. All he had to do was say, release them, or no other deals. Or…. maybe Obama *does* understand leverage, and just wanted to give them even MORE money than the 1.5 billion…

    I wish the average dem would wake up, pay attention, and see how anti-American this jerk is… and realize we don’t need any Obama clones…

  23. Tyrone Woods was the ex-SEAL and leader of the security team that defended the CIA compound in Benghazi and was killed by a mortar attack by Al Qaeda.

    STATEMENT FROM CHARLES WOODS, FATHER OF BENGHAZI HERO TYRONE WOODS

    (New York, NY) August 2nd, 2016 – Today Donald J. Trump received the endorsement of Charles Woods the father of Tyrone Woods, a former Navy SEAL, who gave his life fighting to protect Americans during the terror attacks on the U.S. consulate and the CIA compound in Benghazi. Ty’s sacrifice saved more than twenty-five American lives, and he is truly an American hero.
    Mr. Woods chose to endorse Mr. Trump stating, “I support Donald Trump, and the main reason is national security as well as the economy are the two most important issues that voters are going to have to decide upon next November.”
    Hillary Clinton’s poor judgment led to these tragic deaths in Libya. First, her reckless decision to invade Libya unleashed radical Islamic terror groups that threatened Americans. Compounded with her failure to provide the necessary security upgrades and reinforcements cost four Americans their lives. After it all, she lied to the world about what happened to cover up the role of Radical Islam. We could have known more about her actions, but she illegally stored and then deleted 33,000 emails.
    Mr. Trump stated, “Tyrone Woods is an American hero and his father is a tremendous person whom I have great respect for. His support is so important to me. Together we are going to defeat Hillary Clinton in November and make America safe again.”

  24. Well stated, Mr. Stone.

    Roger Stone: Everything You Need to Know About Donald Trump and Khizr Khan

    Now that John McCain has once again jumped on the bandwagon of the establishment politicians dishonestly attacking Trump, the mainstream media will get to write pieces that say “EVEN Republican John McCain said…”, as if someone the McCain imprint equals truth.

    I wish this were as simple as it being another case of Sen. McCain being a headline hog who courts controversy in order to get his name in print, but what is clear when you look at the facts is that Saudi Arabian connections come up everywhere in this Khan job meant to besmirch the reputation of the ONLY candidate running for President who is an ally of the U.S. Military.

    There a few salient points that must be made, all laid out so plainly that even the mainstream media can grasp them.

    Capt. Kahn’s death at the hands of Muslim terrorists twelve years ago was tragic, but Donald Trump bears absolutely no responsibility for that death. That occurred in a war that Mr. Trump actively opposed. The Khan family’s appearance at the Democratic National Convention was about launching an unfair and unwarranted attack on Donald Trump that deliberately misstated Trump’s policies and personal beliefs.

    The military service of the Khans’ son does not give the Khans immunity from fact checking about statements they made in their partisan support of Hillary Clinton. Specifically: Mr. Khan asked about Mr. Trump’s “sacrifice” without posing a similar question about Secretary Hillary Clinton — where was HER sacrifice?

    Mr. Khan also misrepresented Trump’s proposal for a temporary ban on Muslims, which was a response to the Syrian refugee crisis that was created by President Obama and Sec. Clinton’s policies. It has been established that terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda are using the Syrian humanitarian crisis to bring terrorists to the West — risking the lives of innocent people all over the world, including Muslims. Mr. Kahn’s claims to the contrary, nothing proposed by Mr. Trump in his current presidential run affects Kahn or any patriotic American Muslim.

    The President has full legal authority to block any group or person from entering the country for whatever time period he see fit. The immigrants wishing to come here are not U.S. Citizens and have no U.S. Constitutional rights. There are no constitutional issues regarding Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim immigrants — yet Khan attacks Trump for not reading the Constitution.

    Despite his reverence for the U.S. Constitution, Mr. Khan has not questioned the constitutionality of the Iraq War — which Hillary supported and his son died in.

    By using Mr. Khan as surrogate, Hillary Clinton has attempted to hide behind her own abysmal record as both Secretary of State and a U.S. Senator. Not only has Hillary Clinton not made the sacrifices that Mr. Khan has talked about, but she has actually profited from her public service. It’s shameful to Capt. Kahn’s memory.

    For far too long, Saudi Arabia has been funding terrorism without consequences and has been actively involved in the American political process, funding people on both sides of the aisle — like Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

    One of Hillary Clinton’s top financial backers is the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from whom Clinton has received millions of dollars. As the book and film Clinton Cash show, Bill and Hillary Clinton have received between $10-25 Million dollars from the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia. The Clintons have gladly taken this money from Saudi Arabia, despite the fact that Clinton herself admitted in a 2009 memo exposed by WikiLeaks that the Saudis were funding terrorism. The Saudi funding of terrorism was also highlighted in the recently released “28 pages” about the 9/11 attack that occurred while Clinton was the senator from New York State. Hillary Clinton has refused to comment on the 28 Pages.

    Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin was raised in Saudi Arabia and worked for a publication sponsored by the Muslim World League, the specific organization that Clinton herself said was funding terror in the 2009 memo published by WikiLeaks.

    Now we have Sen. John McCain — with a nonprofit bearing his name taking $1 million from Saudi Arabia — springing to the defense of Mr. Kahn, just as he sprang to the defense of Huma Abedin when her security clearance was questioned.

    Donald Trump has become the bane of two political dynasties connected personally and financial to the Saudi Arabians – the Bushes and the Clintons. Mr. Trump believes that we cannot effectively fight terrorism while being beholden to Saudi Arabia, the country that is funding and supporting it.

    The Khan game has gone on long enough. Americans can see the truth: Donald Trump is running for President to protect Americans.

    Meanwhile, the political establishment including Hillary Clinton and John McCain are running from the truth about their Saudi connections.

    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/02/everything-need-know-donald-trump-khizr-khan/

  25. Huelskamp got run over by the Trump train. Hopefully, McCain and Ryan are waiting their turn on the track.

  26. IT’S OVER FOR TRUMP!!!!!!!!

    LATEST POLL IN UTAH SHOW TRUMP LOSING!!!!

    IT’S OVER FOR TRUMP!!!

    Devastating!!! A Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll, according to KUTV, has Hillary Clinton ahead of Trump by 1 point in the always Republican state of Utah. Trump simply cannot win any election if he loses states like Utah!!!!

    It’s over for Trump!!! Trump cannot win fake fantasy polls:

    Via Trump hater Philip Bump at the Washington Post

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/02/that-poll-showing-clinton-leading-in-utah-it-doesnt-exist/

    The Salt Lake Tribune doesn’t have a story about a new poll at its website. The Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah doesn’t have any mention of it either. In an email to The Washington Post, the Tribune’s Dan Harrie confirmed that there in fact wasn’t a new survey from the paper. He speculated that KUTV was simply picking up a convention post-mortem the paper ran over the weekend — though there’s no reference to a 36-35 result.

    In short: Utah, like any state in any year, could break out of its long-standing voting pattern. There is no new post-convention poll suggesting that the race is close, though, and it’s not fair to assume that Clinton will convert a tie to a win once all of the state’s Republicans weigh in.

    If Trump cannot win fake, non-existent polls, from a liberal newspaper, it truly is over for Trump. 🙂

    Trump can only win honest, real, polls.

  27. Looks like Twitter et al has all but flushed Khan & his website away.

    OT and for ppl here who like Gov Christie. There are not many places advertising this and the one I found does not allow for “cutting” so here is the bare bones:

    8/2/16. Christie, in dramatic turn, calls for Bridgegate investigation of top N.J. Dems

    …On Monday, Wikileaks published hacked emails that showed that Weinberg (D-Bergen) had used DNC-crafted language to attack Christie’s decision to become GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s transition planning chief.
    The governor expressed fury on Tuesday, suggesting that Democrats may have used state resources to pursue a politically motivated investigation of him in the wake of the 2013 lane closures at the GW Bridge.
    “I was outraged to see that stuff that Wikileaks put out and I think there are some things that need to be done,” Christie said during a Statehouse news conference.
    snip
    Christie called for an investigation by state law enforcement, saying he cannot use the state’s Open Public Records Act to get information from the state Legislature….”

    http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/christie_calls_for_legislators_to_be_investigated.html
    He also has his eye on Assemblyman Wisniewski.

    Is there a defensible reason for Open Public Records to be unavailable to the state governor?

  28. MSNBC ticker and discussion right now: “WHAT HAPPENS IF TRUMP QUITS RACE”

    These people are unhinged.

  29. This needs all the exposure it can get.
    [And before you process it let me remind you how incredibly rude BLM attending DemsInPhilly same night as Khan, was to Sheriff Lupe Valdez]
    the silence for Dallas cops killed

    BLM demands NYPD shut its doors, commissioner steps down, Guiliani speaks up
    August 3, 2016 via FoxNews http://videopress.com/v/TDTfPJHP

  30. http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/08/02/nehlen-ryan-mercenary-champion-for-working-against-trump-should-be-reporting-in-kind-contributions-to-hillary/

    On Tuesday’s “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” Paul Nehlen, the primary challenger of House Speaker Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), said Ryan “owns” Trade Promotion Authority and “should be reporting in-kind contributions to Hillary Clinton’s campaign” as the “mercenary champion for working against Donald Trump every opportunity he gets.”

    Nehlen said Ryan has “never worked as hard for Wisconsin or American workers as he has for his corporate donors.” And “I’ve been focused on trade deals, bad trade deals that Paul Ryan’s pushing and immigration policies, enforcing existing immigration law. … I’m knocking doors and talking to residents here about creating jobs. I’ve run Fortune 500 businesses all over the globe. I’ve brought manufacturing back from Mexico. I brought manufacturing back from Canada. I’ve closed businesses and brought those jobs back to the United States. Paul Ryan keeps ducking me on having a debate here. He’s on a break right now, he’s been in the district, and he’s ducking me on a debate. Paul Ryan wants to talk about anything other than his policies. We need to have a debate here in Wisconsin in front of Wisconsinites on this trade deal. It’s a terrible trade deal. I can quote it chapter and verse. Paul Ryan whipped the votes for fast track Trade Promotion Authority and that is going to kill the living wage, that is going to kill the family wage, that’s going to kill the middle class. Paul Ryan owns that.”

    Nehlen added, “[W]hen did Speaker Ryan ever attack Mr. Obama or Hillary Clinton on any of her policies the way he’s attacking Donald Trump right now? He should be trying to unify this party. That is his role. He is the top elected Republican in the country right now. Shouldn’t he be focused on supporting Mr. Trump, and figuring out how he can partner with him? He’s trying to tear him down right now. He should be reporting in-kind contributions to Hillary Clinton’s campaign for God sakes.

    He further said Ryan was the “mercenary champion for working against Donald Trump every opportunity he gets. I think the rest of the party is unified. I’m unified.”

  31. Took me so long to post this having senior moment…
    Oh yes, the religion of peace has bombed a bus in France, luckily people ran out.
    Meanwhile, the “bombing group”
    Yelling that wonderful sing-a-long, altogether now

    “ALLAH AKBAR ”

    https://publish.twitter.com/

  32. I wonder whether the scions of big media are smart enough to realize that with their own credibility with the public just coasting along at a cool 6%, their 24/7 attacks on Donald, and their ignoring the major stories like the latest, i.e. half a billion dollars to Iran covertly delivered as a separate deal, rather that made a part of the toxic $160 billion dollar deal they gave them and got nothing for, their ability to focus on what is trivial, to defend corruption and incompetence when it comes to democrats, and to ignore what is crucial to national survival, may in the end destroy their credibility–what little is left of it, and actually strengthen Donald, because the very things he say which they find offensive, connect with average Americans. Therefore, the thing Gingrich worries about, that they will make Donald so unacceptable through their constant hammering, that voters will opt for thinly veiled corruption and incompetence, seems like a marginal concern. I do agree however that there is no need to go after guppies—assholes like Khan, when Hillary and Obama represent an embarrassment of riches when it comes to corruption and incompetence. Put differently, why waste your energy on small game, when there are two big jackals to take down?

  33. BOMBSHELL:
    Khizr Khan linked to Hillary’s email server!

    August 2nd, 2016

    A CNN spokeswoman referred Breitbart News to Bolduan’s personal spokesman when sent a list of detailed questions on the matter. That spokesman has not replied to Breitbart News’ detailed questions by press time:

    1.) Kate Bolduan admitted on live television today — see approximately 3:20 in this video:

    when Bolduan says of Khizr Khan: “I have no idea what you’re talking about, what law firm he’s connected to.” — that she did not do any basic journalistic research on the subjects she was hosting a panel on. Is that acceptable by CNN standards?

    2.) Does CNN plan to, in the future, have a discussion about all of Khizr Khan’s various connections to the law firm that A) prepared Hillary Clinton’s taxes, B) helped with various aspects of Hillary Clinton’s illicit homebrew email server, C) is paid by the government of Saudi Arabia for representation here in the United States, among other things?

    3.) Does CNN plan to, in the future, focus on the fact that Khan now runs a law firm that financially benefits from opposition to Donald Trump’s policies on migration — specifically that he aims to represent aspiring EB5 visa holders, who pay large sums of money to enter the country, a program that the Senate Judiciary Committee has uncovered as having major flaws?

    4.) Has anyone at CNN done any work digging into any of this? You’re aware it’s all publicly available with a simple Google search and would have taken a junior producer less than an hour to find it all out?

    breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/01/just-joking-media-apoplectic-khizr-khan-attack-donald-trump-goes-flames/

  34. admin
    August 3, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    My first thought when viewing the Moose’s evening creation was..

    hmm.. the bodice looks very much like it was inspired by a ‘toilet seat cover’- y/n?

  35. in that dress and hairdo MO reminds me of a character that should be in the latest Johnny Depp ‘Alice in Wonderland’ movie…

  36. 1. Donald needs to rebox the compass.

    2. He needs to ignore dimocrat surrogages.

    3. Let his surrogates attack their surrogates.

    4. As Gingrich and Morris have both pointed out:

    a. the dim strategy is to use their surrogates to bait him

    b. when he goes back at their surrogates big media attacks him for days

    c. this supports their theme that he is unstable

    d. it allows RINOS at National Review to attack him–suggesting Rence will bail

    e. it give jackasses like McCain license to attack–so he attacks them back

    f. the take away is this: if he spends 90% of the time talking about the country’s problems

    g. and 10% of his time attacking the surrogates

    h. then big media will ignore the 90% and dwell on the 10%

    i. that is their game.

    5. He can cut off their balls if he spends 100% of his time talking about the country’s problems, and Hillary’s culpability for them, measured in terms of corruption, incompetence and the road to hell she is paving for the American People on behalf of the globalists.

    6. I hope his family tells him that, because they are the ones he seems to listen to.

  37. I read the article on Clint Eastwood and his son, world views. Hard work, doesn’t like this “pussy” generation. Hell I don’t either.
    He’s voting Trump but like all of us, wants him to wise up a bit.
    Really good article, really good.

    Saying that, no one can handle Trump, really. They would need to have his electronic devises, Ivanka would need to leave the children or drag them along, highly unlikely.
    We just have to accept, there will be Khan times. Period.
    And even if he was 100% on topic they will continue, hell, they put naked pictures of his wife, his wife, on the front cover of the newspaper.
    I call these slims MF’s…

  38. agreed 100% wbboei the last few days I just want to tell him to shut the hell up…. he’s not helping. he’s got to stay focused. I’ve noticed at work people who were 100% hillary haters an were considering trump and now going to vote for Hillary cause they say he’s a loose cannon. Someone has got to get him on message.

  39. Trump may verbally be loose at times but he’s not a traitor and believe me jtjames, those people were never going to vote Trump.

  40. Amazing how many people buy the media narrative. We are at the freaking out stage again Admin.
    Can you put on your big boy/girl panties and help us out?
    Or, is this all for real, like these ridiculous 14 point swing polls where hillary has 23 supporters at rallies and Trump has multiple thousands?
    Even though the polls have been proven outhouse TP..

  41. Ryan reminds me of Tom Foley.

    1. Both are/were speakers of the house

    2. Both are/were habituates of DC.

    3. Both were out of step with their districts

    4. Both did/will lose their elections because of it.

    5. And then Kevin McCarthy, will have to revisit his prior decision to not accept that office.

  42. possibly wbboei, but these are republicans who loathed Hillary, I’ve had more arguments with these people over the last two years about hillary, bengazi, etc and they were rabid anti Hillary, I couldn’t believe it when I stood in the operating room with a particular republican surgeon and heard him say he was going to pull the lever for Hillary, I was stunned. I just said what about the supreme court, you’re willing to loose it for a generation? I was just flabbergasted. How can I defend trump when he looks like a maniac, he’s got to tone it down, stay on message, like you said let others do the attacking. If every republican that voted for Romney votes for Trump he still looses, he’s got to pull from the other side, and he’s got to do it by at least appearing somewhat in control.

  43. That surgeon is probably just a NeverTrump guy. The eye surgeons I work with are all going to vote for Trump, and a diverse group of doctors (OBGYN, Internal Med, GI, Fam Med) I just had dinner with last Sunday all declared that they will pull the lever for Trump.

  44. On another completely but hilarious note Bill Clinton is saluting melons..

    Bill Clinton ‏@billclinton 4h4 hours ago
    Hillary says the first thing she ever heard me talk about was Arkansas watermelons. In honor of Nat’l Watermelon Day, I salute them again!

  45. jtjames
    August 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm
    possibly wbboei, but these are republicans who loathed Hillary, I’ve had more arguments with these people over the last two years about hillary, bengazi, etc and they were rabid anti Hillary, I couldn’t believe it when I stood in the operating room with a particular republican surgeon and heard him say he was going to pull the lever for Hillary,

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

    Nice story. Smells like BS.

  46. The BS is the surgeon, however 98% of Docs are Republican. They went to Schools for a long long time and deserve their money.
    I’m a nurse and I couldn’t respect the good ones more if I tried. I have been humbled by more than one…
    I have great fear of our medical profession relieing on NP and PA’S in situations they don’t belong in and are over their heads. Use to be a NP needed years of medical experience, now they go straight in from nursing school and don’t know what the hell they are doing and it’s only going to get worse. 70% of Med schools adminisions are female who only spend 7 years working, 7 years on average.. It takes 7 years to know WTF your doing. I get it, someone has to raise the kids, but we have a major shortage of Dr.s in this country and frankly, I don’t see NP’S or PA’S unless it’s it’s minor.

  47. https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/08/03/one-killed-several-injured-in-london-stabbing-rampage/
    ——
    How can this be?

    With a policy of no guns??

    With a muslim mayor.

    This is not supposed to happen!

    Nevertheless, the admonition is always the same–stay calm.

    Just because they are killing you don’t overreact.

    Just because you hear Allah Akbar does not mean the assailant was a Muslim.

    And even if he was a Muslim, this was not terrorism.

    There is no such thing as Muslim terrorism.

    Only a racist bigot would suggest that possibility.

    Saudi Arabia is paying our elites a lot of money to twist the truth that way.

    They are most definitely on the pad, and that is why they hate Trump.

    He threatens to take away their caviar ration.

    And for them preserving their caviar ration is far more important than saving the country.

  48. Split ticket: Pence endorses Ryan after Trump declines

    Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Wednesday endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan for re-election, breaking with running mate Donald Trump — who said just a day earlier he was “not quite there yet” when asked if he would support Ryan in his primary race.

    “I strongly support Paul Ryan, strongly support his re-election,” the Indiana governor told Fox News.

    “He’s a long-time friend,” Pence said. “He’s a strong conservative leader. I believe we need Paul Ryan in leadership in the Congress of the United States to rebuild our military, to strengthen our economy and to ensure that we have the kind of leadership in this country that will make America great again.”

    Ryan faces businessman Paul Nehlen in next Tuesday’s primary election.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/03/split-ticket-pence-endorses-ryan-after-trump-declines.html
    ….

    A house divided cannot stand- I understand Trump’s POV.. But does he realize he may have made a fatal error encouraging Pence (if that is true) to split with him?

    The public’s perception of their split does not bode well for his image-

    Perhaps, he should have waited for the outcome of Ryan’s election bid next Tuesday.

  49. Mrs. Smith1
    August 4, 2016 at 5:15 am
    ———————–
    Trump does not operate in the box. This very interesting development has a lot of aspects to it. First, it has the globalists slavering over assassination plots. Then it has a opening for Ryan to gracefully back down on his anti-Trump position.

    And it keeps Trump in the news cycle.

    Some may find the split disturbing, but I am so amused.

    TRUMP!! TRUMP!! TRUMP!!

  50. I think Pence and Trump are beginning to play “good cop/ bad cop.” The game is designed to keep the perp confused. The perp gets so aggravated and anxious by the “bad cop” he/she instinctively begins to rely on the “good cop” for help and relief. By the time it is all over the perp will admit to anything in order to be saved from the “bad cop.”

    When Pence said he would “gladly” support Ryan half the media and GOP establishment collectively blew their tops. What has that brought on? Even more establishment types outing themselves.

    I’ll wager a $50 that those same establishment types will begin to rely on Pence for reassurance and sanity. All the while Pence will be pumping them for information.

    A theory? Yes. A plausible one? Yes.

    If the past year has taught us anything is that Trump does think outside the box. And he is damn good at it too.

  51. I forgot to add, anyone that has read “The Art of the Deal” or seen the famous Larry King interview with Trump knows that the cardinal rule is “keep your opponent off balance.”

  52. Lu4PUMA
    August 4, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Felix_the_Infidel
    August 4, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I think Pence and Trump are beginning to play “good cop/ bad cop.
    ………

    You may be right, Felix. If Ryan loses, (imo)then it was a safe play; if he wins, it’s another story.

  53. The victim was an American woman. Her killer was a Somali-Norwegian ( here they call him Norwegian Somali to probably de emphasize his Somali immigrant origin). The police authorities are avoiding calling it a jihadist attack, but given the fact that London’s mayor is Islamic, I’ll bet in a few days that they are trying to suppress that info and will eventually find it connected to ISIS.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1552591/dramatic-footage-shows-armed-cops-swooping-on-russell-square-attacker-moments-after-he-killed-us-woman-whose-last-words-were-hes-still-here/

  54. Mrs. Smith1
    August 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Split ticket: Pence endorses Ryan after Trump declines
    ____________________

    08 again. People voted for the VP slot instead of the POtuS one. 😆

  55. Well, relax folks, they said it’s not ISIS, no radical connection stuff here……

    Just another mentally ill Somalian with probably a machete…

    A teenager, a Michael Brown, Trayon Martin age group. Just misunderstood…
    Probably shouldn’t have been tased…

    Somalian life’s matter…

  56. I don’t like Pence outright endorsement either.
    I want Nehlin to win…Ryan will turn around and machete Trumps ass. There will be no owning.
    This is a mega globalist dream child. If left in office, the damage he will do despite Trumps presence and pressure, well, we ain’t seen nothing yet.

    I have a whole new look on billionaires. There are people who are trillionaries and aren’t even close to the game. Chump change. Mind blowing.
    Yeah, Boehner was sort of forced out, but, the crier wasn’t their golden child, he was only plated.

    We shall see.

  57. What a great interview…I actually think Trump should listen and take a few lessons on how to turn the BS around.
    Here is a reporter badgering a Gold star father about Trump and Khan and he turns it back on Hillary’s failure to protect 35 Americans…how the hell will she protect 330 million Americans.
    It was classic especially when the “interviewer” said, “do you think Trump should stop talking about Khan”….as if, lol.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/08/03/cnn_repeatedly_questions_benghazi_victims_father_about_trump_and_the_khans.html

  58. Here are a few excerpts from a truly disconcerting article:

    The obvious question no one’s asking Obama

    Barack Obama is a president known for unprecedented statements and behavior.

    He lived up to that reputation this week when he asserted that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is “unfit to serve” as his successor.

    It’s important to listen to the words he uttered and measure their implications carefully.

    1. He said Trump would not abide by “norms and rules and common sense.”

    2. He questioned whether he would “observe basic decency” should he reach the Oval Office.

    3. He said he would have been disappointed to lose the elections of 2008 and 2012, but never doubted whether his rivals in those elections, John McCain and Mitt Romney, could function as president or had the knowledge to make government work. “That’s not the situation here,” he added.

    4. He added Trump “doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding, to occupy the most powerful position in the world.”

    5. He said he was “woefully unprepared to do this job.”
    Obama said Trump lacked knowledge about Europe, the Middle East and other parts of Asia.

    It’s clear Obama has no use for Donald Trump. But that’s not really the point here.

    Like it or not, and I don’t like it, Obama is the sitting president of the United States until Jan. 20, 2017.

    The question this harsh, unprecedented attack by a sitting president on a major-party nominee to succeed him raises should be obvious: What happens if Donald Trump wins the election in November?

    Given what Obama has said about Trump, would he not have an obligation to prevent Trump from assuming office? And what would that mean to the peaceful process America has enjoyed for more than two centuries of transitions of power?

    Read the rest here:

    http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/the-obvious-question-no-ones-asking-obama/

  59. This irrational need to make the fragile snowflakes feel warm and special will doom us all.
    ….

    Agreed- They need to be Eastwooded and told to:

    “GET IN LINE LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE OR GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM!”

  60. my two cents…

    the given is that most of us here were Hillary supporters and for a variety of reasons over time most of us believe at this time and for the at least the next four years Trump would be, at the very least, a better President…he will essentially get in there, blow up all the insider deals, renegotiate trade deals, build a wall, bring jobs home, fix the illegal immigration issues and Make America First Again…

    but in keeping with being honest with myself…Donald can be Donald all he wants…but he does not need to keep making foolish mistakes…and he does not need to keep stepping on his good news while he blocks Hillary’s bad news…and then just ends up with his “bad” news in the headlines for days…while she skips away scot free and sees her poll numbers go up…in many places…

    I would guess that because I have OAN (TV) which covers almost all of Trump’s speeches…I have probably listened to and seen more of his speeches than I can count…many for months…

    and the truth is…he does need to start editing his content…he needs to get rid of stories (fillers) he uses to get a quick laugh or take up time that frankly at this point…just prior to Labor Day…are wasting his time…

    Donald still rehashes stories about Cruz, Pocahontas, old competitors, other repeated stuff, etc, that are old and worn now and frankly, WHO CARES?…he still spends alot of time talking about himself…I think he gets very caught up in the energy of the crowds at his rallies and sometimes is very SHORTSIGHTED…

    what people that support him are trying to get thru to him is that we are going into a new cycle now…the beginning of the final stretch, if you will…and right now he is trending downward…if he digs too big a hole it may become a lot more difficult for him to get out of with not as much time left to do it…

    so simple answer…FOCUS on the voters…make an outline in his head of his issues and in some semblance of order …hit those issues and discuss them …one by one…yes, throw in a little banter and diversion and laughs…but stick to the issues that the voters care about and always keep in mind the larger audience outside of the rallies…the ones he has not yet convinced or may be waivering…remember to communicate to them what you are proposing that will make THEIR lives better…

    again, I will say, when it comes to Donald’s inner mind, he has to get it in his head that “It is the VOTERS, stupid”

    right now there are definitely times when he is leaving them out…he has to flip and talk about them more and himself…and “political process” less…

  61. Forgot about the period in “youtube” not embedding!

    We need plenty of Clint clones! And while we are at it let’s get a ton of Pamela Gellers, too.

  62. …and in fairness and to be balanced…

    there have been times when Donald has spoken at his rallies…and he has gotten serious and pensive and he has been MASTERFUL…inspiring…quite amazing…cohesive…fluid…poignant…really thoughtful and poignant…

    Donald has that person inside of him…now would be a great time to get back in touch with that side…believe in it…and let everyone else hear that Donald

    (right now we are getting the Donald who is not going to let even the tinest slight go by…he is going to hit back at everyone and everything…he is consumed by defending himself…he needs to leave defense and go to offense and stay there until election day)

    maybe Donald is trying to hide that MASTERFUL side of himself…but Donald, that side is very Presidential and would win…now is the time to shift into that gear…

  63. S,

    Donald trending downward?
    Then you believe the skewed polls?
    I dont.
    Hillary can’t get 100 people to hear her and Bill and her VP all together. They had to cancel speaking engagaements, even after paying others to sit in the Democratic arena 50$ per night.

    Now do I cringe when Trump goes off on minor characters..honestly I do, but again, the media is so nuts they are actually voicing that he is planning on dropping out…dropping out. OMG…

    You can’t make this stuff up.
    And the negative voices that we know can’t be trusted and have always had a knife at his back, like Newt, who came out telling him to cool it…Trump was very smart not to pick that piece of shit.

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