@RealDonaldTrump Wins Election In High Stakes Poker Game Against Back Stabber @SpeakerRyan

This here Trump feller is one smart cookie. He’s a chess player yes. But he’s an even better poker player. During the primaries when the election was fixed against him in favor of Jeb Bush, Trump repeatedly said that if the Republican Party did not treat him fairly he would walk, and take his millions of voters along. The result was the Republican Party forced a loyalty oath on him, which Trump craftily used to trap the other nominees and the Party hierarchy, which in the end resulted in a Trump nomination victory.

Trump knew all about the art of the deal and Trump knew the GOP could not afford to lose his voters. As Trump won primaries, the GOP establishment in the form of the Mitt Romney clowns tried to use Ted Cruz as their cat’s paw to destroy Trump. Instead Trump beat them all. But rust never sleeps and these rusty political clowns continued to troll the streets in an attempt to scare Donald J. Trump.

Twelve days into October we can see the green felt table in the Riverboat with Donald J. Trump, in a vest, bands around his biceps, over his white cotton shirt, a Maverick style cowboy hat with silver band on his head tilted back, playing high stakes poker with blue eyed pus*y boy Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan attempted a coup this past weekend. A Bush tape was released on Friday with Trump goofing around with a boisterous little Bush boy talking about women. It reminded us of that Hartford Courant interview with another Bush:

Question: “When you’re not talking about politics, what do you and your father talk about?”
Bush: “Pussy.”

When you see a bush, a pus*y boy is not far behind…

Paul Ryan thought he was clever. The tricks the little blue eyed pus*y boy plays on Capitol Hill, he thought, would be used against Trump to great effect. First, before-during-after the convention, attack Trump every chance you get for whatever Trump says all the while pretending you have made your peace with the Trump nomination. Second, at a crucial moment before a debate and a few weeks before the election, finally announce at the end of a press release that you invited Donald J. Trump for the first time to a campaign event in your home district. Third, after the invitation release the tape that shocks pus*y boys, in order to destroy Trump. Fourth, signal the grassy knoll firing squad with a very public “disinvitation” and denunciation of Trump. Fifth, get pus*y boy Mormon and Romney ally Jason Chaffetz to withdraw his endorsement. Sixth, get more pus*sies to disendorse Trump. Seven, after Ayotte, McCain, and tens of other GOPers denounce Trump, have everyone call on Trump to withdraw and hint the replacement will be the VP nominee Mike Pence even though everyone knows it would be Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan’s plan never would have worked but Ryan never thought of that, because Ryan is a pus*y boy about to be schlonged by the big fingered Trump.

Why would the Paul Ryan plan never have worked? Because Trump is a fighter that does not quit. Trump wrote the Art of the Deal so he knows how to negotiate. Trump knows when to hold them and when to fold them. In short, Trump is a smart man and Paul Ryan is a pus*y boy. The definition of a pus*y boy? A pus*y boy does not have a strong woman’s vagina – he is only good at getting fuc*ed.

So after all the plotting, pus*y boy Paul Ryan found himself at a green felt table, in a Riverboat, playing poker with Donald J. Trump, six-shooters at his side fully loaded and rarin’ to blast. Trump got dealt his hand and then pus*y boy grabbed his, um, cards. Pus*y boy Paul placed his bet that Trump would get out after Trump saw all the chips arrayed against him.

Pus*y boy Paul placed his chips on the table – Chaffetz, the Gropinator Arnold Schwarzenegger (the guy that groped all those women and who while married to a Kennedy, impregnated his own maid), John McCain (the guy that has the dirtiest mouth in D.C. having even called his own wife a “cunt” and a “whore”), and threats of more, although Trump knew pus*y boy Paul had no more chips to play. Trump knew that at the Wisconsin event Trump was disinvited from some in the home town crowd booed the pus*y boy. Trump knew that Joe Heck of Nevada was also booed for his attacks on Trump. Trump knew he held, the trump cards.

So after pus*y boy Paul placed his bet, piled all his chips in the center of the table, the moment arrived. Would Trump meet the bet? Or would Trump fold, throw down his cards in surrender? Trump did what the pus*y boy never expected. Trump not only met the bet, Trump did what Trump does – TRUMP RAISED THE STAKES!!!!!

Trump put his chips on the table. Trump’s chips are the Republican Party at every level, the House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. Trump made it clear: “if I walk, I take my voters with me and you lose not only the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate but you also lose all your power in the House of Representatives.” Trump made it clear he understood that a House of Representatives run by a Republican pus*y boy and a Senate run by a self interested conniver would stand up to the next president about as much as they stood up to Barack Obama. Trump knew without him in the White House TPP would pass almost immediately as would illegal immigration amnesty – and the Supreme Court that bowed to Obama on ObamaCare would be even worse. So Trump knew his voters and the American People had nothing to lose. Without Trump in the White House it was all over. So Trump raised the stakes in an international game of poker that even James Bond would not dare play.

Louie Gohmert, not an original Trump backer made it very clear that the current Republican leadership of the Congress will do nothing but make, then break promises:

Members on the call with Ryan described tense exchanges. The call lasted for about 45 minutes, before abruptly ending.

However, the Republican National Committee has pledged its continued support.

Some of the GOP’s most conservative lawmakers also continue to back Trump and chastise those who have abandoned him.

We have to get on board. It’s all in or nothing,” Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, who was on Ryan’s call, told Fox News on Tuesday.

He said 11 House members are with Ryan, whom Gohmert also lambasted for saying his focus is now on ensuring that Clinton doesn’t enter the White House with Democrats having taken control of the House, too.

It’s not going to happen,” said Gohmert, arguing the Republicans now control the House and Senate but have not effectively stopped the Obama administration’s agenda.

Another House member on the call said outspoken California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher called Republican leaders “cowards.”

Pus*y Ryan and the GOP establishment only have energy to attack Donald J. Trump. The GOP establishment coddles Obama. Promises from the GOP of future action are null and void ab initio.

Pus*y boy Paul thought he could play his games and win. Then Trump raised the stakes. In retrospect, Trump was always going to win.

There are some Trump supporters, Monica Crowley on Tuesday night for instance, who believe that Donald J. Trump should let surrogates attack the GOP and that Trump should only go after Hillary2016. We respectfully disagree.

We believe Donald J. Trump should continue to be unshackled for the remainder of the week. Trump has been getting his kicks in at the opposition party in the form of Hillary2016. But Donald J. Trump’s real opposition is the ruling class establishment – particularly the establishment of the Republican Party – and Big Media. We think Trump should continue to break the GOP Quislings and Big Media all this week and into next.

Trump can turn his attacks and attention against Hillary2016 after he dispatches his GOP opposition party. Next week there will be another debate. Trump can go to the debate having defeated the GOP establishment and Big Media. Then Trump can take on Hillary2016.

A few days before the debate Trump can highlight the latest nuclear bombs exploding inside Hillary2016. The constant bombardment of the Wikileak emails will be an endless source of ammunition.

Donald J. Trump loves Wikileaks. Donald J. Trump loves to play high stakes poker. Donald J. Trump loves to win.

Donald J. Trump holds the trump cards. Despite all the cooked polls immediately after Friday to be followed by a dramatic rise after the second debate all the higher, Donald J. Trump will win. Why? Because it’s a change election. That’s all you need to know.


#RCNinCle: Make America First Again And Other Brilliant King Tut Wholesale Lifts

Update:Even many Ted Cruz supporters are seeing him for the reptile he is tonight.

Ted Cruz might have united the GOP more with his nasty speech than even with an endorsement.

An endorsement might have been an OK thing to do but most people would know it was not sincere and just politically expedient (like Marco Rubio). But the snake move, the disgusting reptilian speech by Lyin’ Ted has revealed to many of his supporter that Trump was right. Trump called him “lyin’ Ted” for a reason. Ted Cruz is a liar.”

There is now a visceral loathing of Lyin’ Ted Cruz. Trump tried to unite the party and therefore invited Lyin’ Ted Cruz to speak to the RNC. Then Ted Cruz proved he is a reptile, a snake, scumbag. The Art of the Deal. Trump gave Lyin’ Ted enough rope. Lyin’ Ted Cruz used that rope to hang himself.


Who’s more clueless? Ted Cruz, The Dimocrats, John Kasich, Big Media, or Hillary Clinton?

None of the above see what is happening at the Republican National Convention even as they write and talk about the Republican National Convention. Plagiarism? That’s penny ante. It’s wholesale theft and it’s the Dims, Hillary Clinton, and Big Media helping the Republican load up the trucks. The future? Ted Cruz and John Kasich can’t see how the future has been taken from them already. Let’s discuss all of this.

In October 2015 we wrote @RealDonaldTrump Walks Away With The Clinton Coalition. The wholesale theft is happening in prime time and none of the clueless see it. Some excerpts of what we wrote that October 2015 day:

The white working class should have been the bedrock of Hillary2016. The white working class support for Hillary Clinton in 2008 provided grand victories of 40 point margins when Hillary was most wounded. Now Hillary2016 has repeatedly abandoned those voters. [snip]

The bedrock of a winning coalition, the people Barack Obama dismissed in 2008 as “bitter” and clinging to their guns and Bibles, used to be the FDR coalition and the Clinton coalition. No longer. They are now part of the Trump Triumph. Hillary2016 has abandoned them so they have abandoned her.

The counter argument to Trump winning the white working class vote is that Trump won’t get the nomination. At every turn we hear of a new pawn up to the job of destroying Donald J. Trump. [snip]

Donald J. Trump is not a conservative the GOP establishment likes nor a liberal the Democratic Party likes. Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party as we now know it because Barack Obama destroyed the Democratic Party as we once knew it. The GOP has long contained a struggle between it’s populist voters and the big money Chamber of Commerce types that want a low wage society. Donald Trump is against a low wage society and therefore against illegal immigration. The white working class understands this. Enough of the black working class and the Latino working class understands this too.

The white working class chased out of the Democratic Party by Obama’s Kook coalition had no where to go but to the Republican Party. Now the former Democrats join in solidarity with the long time populist Republicans – ergo TRUMP.

There’s a wholesale theft going on every night in Cleveland and all Big Media and the dummies talk about is “plagiarism”. They don’t see the obvious. Every time that magnificently beautiful Melania Trump gets negative or positive Big Media coverage comparing her in any way to Michelle Obama it is a boon for Trump2016. Why? Because the medium is the message! It’s teleVISION. You see that gorgeous exotic bird Melania Trump. Then you see what looks like a Moose in high heels.

In rap music it’s called “sampling” but in order to damage Trump2016 all Big Media and the dummy ally Dimocrats want to wail about is “plagiarism” – not realizing the beautiful bird wins over the high heeled moose. While the dummies caterwaul about “plagiarism” the wholesale theft of the working class voters and what used to be Democratic Party themes is being stolen by the truckload.

Some see the wholesale theft and watch with glee. Barack Obama destroyed the Democratic Party and its winning FDR/Kennedy/Clinton coalition therefore homeless Democrats have gone to Trump. The latest prime time laugh is how the Republicans, in full prime time Klieg lights have put in their platform a return of Glass Steagall:

Republican Platform Under Trump Backs Glass-Steagall’s Return

Republican National Convention delegates approved a platform Monday that calls for reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act and scaling back the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, calling it the Democrats’ “legislative Godzilla.”

The Glass-Steagall measure puts presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and his party in the company of unlikely allies such as Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist who ran against Democrat Hillary Clinton on a plan that included Glass-Steagall reinstatement, underscoring the blurring of political lines in the 2016 race. [snip]

Trump has been a vocal critic of trade deals such as the TPP and the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying they have cost U.S. jobs and should be renegotiated. His stance has pitted him against some party stalwarts and pro-business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

We support reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 which prohibits commercial banks from engaging in high-risk investment,” said the platform released by the Republican National Committee.

Clinton, whose husband signed a repeal of the law in 1999, doesn’t advocate for its return.

“We believe that the Obama-Clinton years have passed legislation that has been favorable to the big banks, which is one of the reason why you see all of the Wall Street money going to her,” Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort told reporters prior to the platform’s approval.

We are supporting the small banks and Main Street. We talk about legislation that affects, you know, some of the mistakes made in repealing Glass-Steagall and some of the mistakes made in imposing Dodd-Frank. The platform reflects those things,” Manafort said.

It’s a wholesale theft in prime time Klieg lights but all Big Media and Dimocrats want to do is give more publicity to that beautiful bird of happiness Melania Trump.

It’s wholesale theft in prime time Klieg lights with trucks lined up for miles as they load up on the stolen goods. Goldfinger never dreamed so big.

The wholesale theft goes on every night! Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign slogan was Putting People First. Tonight’s theme at the Donald J. Trump RNC is “Make America First Again. Last night the theme was “Make America Work Again which we noted was the old “JOBS, JOBS, JOBS” recycled for a new era and new leadership.

Tonight’s theme is a variant of Putting People First although Big Media and the rest of the clueless insist on slapping on nationalist paint to cover the appeal of the message to the working class. Even the first night’s Make America Safe Again was a retread of the old “security mom” argument designed to appeal to women.

The Donald J. Trump #RNCinCle convention is the greatest robbery of a grave site since Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon looted the tomb of King Tut.

Clueless Big Media, Hillary Clinton, the Obama Dimocrats, are not the only clueless clowns. After all Lyin’ Ted Cruz and John Kasich are still alive.

Last night a spectacular speech was given by Donald Trump, Jr. The speech by Trump Jr. was very well delivered and full of powerful messages. In that speech the Donald J. Trump movement became greater and long-lasting.

The speech by Trump Jr. was very effective as a boost to Donald J. Trump. But much more happened in that speech. The transcript of Donald Trump, Jr.’s speech to the RNC reveals the golden nuggets:

For the first time, parents no longer think that their kids will be as well off as we were. We’ve lost the confidence in our leaders and the faith in our institutions. [snip]

He didn’t hide out behind some desk in an executive suite. He spent his career with regular Americans. He hung out with the guys on construction sites, pouring sheet rock and pouring concrete and hanging sheet rock. He listened to them and he valued their opinions as much and often more than the guys from Harvard and Wharton locked away in offices, away from the real work.

He’s recognized the talent and the drive that all Americans have.

He’s promoted people based on their character, their street smarts, and their work ethic, not simply paper credentials.

To this day, many of the top executives in our company are individuals that started out in positions that were blue collar. But he saw something in them and he pushed them to succeed.

The true gift as a leader is that he sees the potential in people that they don’t even see in themselves – the potential that other executives would overlook because their resumes don’t include the names of fancy colleges and degrees.

I know he values those workers and those qualities in people, because those are the individuals he had my sibling and me work under when we started out.

That he would trust his own children’s formative years to these men and women says all you need to know about Donald Trump.

We didn’t learn from MBAs. We learned from people who had doctorates in common sense. Guys like Vinny Stellio [sp], who taught us how to drive heavy equipment, operate tractors and chainsaws, who worked his way through the ranks to become a trusted adviser of my father.

It’s why we’re the only children of billionaires as comfortable in a D10 Caterpillar as we are in our own cars.

My father knew that those were the guys and gals that would teach us the dignity of hard work from a very young age.

He knows that at the heart of the American dream is the idea that whoever we are, wherever we’re from, we can get ahead, where everyone can prosper together.

The other party also tells us they believe in the American dream. They say we should worry about economic inequality and immobility.

You know what? They’re right. But they don’t tell you that it was their policies that caused the problem and it was their policies that have no accountability.

They gave us the worst immigration system in the world, one that imports immobility, one that drives down employment and wages for Hispanic Americans, for African Americans, and for everyone. An immigration system that favors illegals over those trying to go through the process legally and, at times, even over law-abiding citizens.

It was Bernie Sanders himself who warned that a large tide of new workers keeps wages low and poverty high.

The other party gave us public schools that far too often fail our students, especially those who have no options. [snip]

They want to run everything top-down from Washington. They tell us they’re the experts and they know what’s best.

The other party gave us a regulatory state on steroids. [snip]

Imagine trying to digest all that before you even open your doors for business. That doesn’t help consumers. What it does is destroy small business in favor of big businesses who can afford the vast number of lawyers and accountants needed to comply. Dodd-Frank is consumer protection for billionaires.

We’ve produced the thickest network of patronage and influence of any country at any time in world history. It’s composed of a self-satisfied people at the top – our new aristocrats. We can’t live that way any longer, it’s too risky.

“Our new aristocrats!” That’s revolutionary stuff and delivered at the New Republican Party convention! Our excerpts are from only half of the speech delivered by Donald Trump, Jr. There’s plenty more.

Donald Trump, Jr.’s speech is a speech that long ago could have been delivered at a Democratic Party Convention to great applause if it was delivered by a rich Kennedy or a rich Roosevelt. Listen to the echoes of what once was the great Democratic Party in defense of the working class as delivered by Donald Trump, Jr.:

We will not accept the current state of our country because it’s too hard to change. That’s not the America I know.

We’re going to unleash the creative spirit and energy of all Americans.

We’re going to make our schools the best in the world for every single American of every single ethnicity and background.

We’re going to put Americans first. All Americans. Not a special class of crony elites at the top of the heap.

We’re going to elect a president who will work with everyone to pass legislation that will make our country great again.

It’s an astonishing speech in defense of the working class and the American people.

The Donald Trump Jr. speech is very positive and with every positive it is an attack against the opposition party. But it is much more than that.

Clueless John Kasich, Ted Cruz, believe that if they can sink Donald J. Trump in 2016 they will be positioned for victory in 2020. That is delusional.

Jeb Bush thought he was destined to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016 because the primary schedule and every rule was designed to fix the election for Jeb’s victory. All the rules Jeb Bush set in place insured the nomination of Donald J. Trump. Jeb! only received 3 delegate votes from the convention which means Jeb! spend $50 million per delegate.

John Kasich and Ted Cruz think if they sabotage Trump2016 and fix the rules to their benefit somehow they will be the future. They are clueless.

The Republican National Convention has created a New Republican Party. Donald J. Trump is the future of the Republican Party no matter what happens in November. If Trump wins that is an obvious truth. But even if Trump would lose, Trumpism will rule the day at the New Republican Party.

The moment Donald Trump Jr. spoke it became clear there was one obvious heir to Donald J. Trump and many others lined up with the movement. Clueless Ted Cruz and Clueless John Kasich can’t see the future is now. Neither can the other clueless, their pockets picked, houses empty, as the future rolls forward by the truckload.


Bestiality Fix #2: The Real Lyin’ Ted #CruzSexScandal

Update: Regarding Corey Lewandowski charged in Florida for battery. Michelle Fields lied about Corey Lewandowski and the proof is in what she herself wrote about the incident. Fields wrote “Someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down. I almost fell to the ground…” Liar! Fields is a dumb Cruz supporter masquerading as a reporter. Lewandowski should claim “stand your ground” status and file counterclaim charges against Fields because she touched him first which apparently counts for battery in Florida.


There is nothing dumber than a Ted Cruz supporter. We wrote that in question form in early August of 2015. Today we report that Ted Cruz supporters have become even dumber. Ted Cruz supporters, the honest ones if such a thing exists, are dumber than ever. Ted Cruz supporters are over the edge of dumb, well past stupid… beyond whatever word expresses the deepest depth of stupidity… that is the level of non-intelligence sunk to by honest Ted Cruz supporters.

Back in early August of 2015 we explained that either Jeb Bush or Donald Trump would be the GOP nominee, in our article Newsflash: It’s A Fix – It’s Trump Or Bush That Will Win – Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, Huckabee, Carson, Walker, Paul, Christie, Are Losers:

We’ll explain it to you now: This GOP primary election is a fix. The entire primary process and schedule was designed to nominate Jeb Bush. But Donald Trump surprised everyone and got in the race. Donald Trump has the money. Donald Trump has the Big Media expertise. Donald Trump has the experience of dealing in politics and with politicians. It was all “fixed” for Jeb Bush and then Trump got in.

As we wrote before, Trump can win. Why? Trump can win because he can take advantage of the fix that was set up to benefit Jeb Bush.
Put that in your jock straps and wiggle.

Donald Trump has the financial advantage Jeb Bush thought he would have. Donald Trump can not only win (according to all the polls from those states) Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina (latest poll there has Donald Trump ahead with 34% Jeb Bush 10%) but he can knock out Jeb Bush and win Florida and all those many many delegates. No other candidate can do that.

Hey, dummies, why do we call you dummies, especially you Ted Cruz dummies? We call you dummies because you think that once Trump goes away your candidate will rise and maybe have a chance to win. That’s so stupid. Your candidates don’t have a chance. The fix is in. We think Ted Cruz supporters are especially stupid because they think that the establishment figure most hated by the establishment due to his personality and obnoxiousness (which we do think should be admired by the way) won’t be swept away with ease by the very forces that have tried with all their raw power and vitriol to destroy Donald Trump. [snip]

The fix is in dummies. Only one candidate can win now other than Jeb Bush. Like it or not it is Trump or Bush.

We waited until after the first debate to make this assessment. But it is clear now that Trump is the sole alternative. If Trump is knocked out one by one the others – Cruz, Paul, Walker, Kasich, Rubio, will be dismantled and sent to oblivion. The fix is in. The establishment gets what it wants. Except of course that Donald Trump remains standing.

The above quote is not particularly complicated. But for honest Cruz supporters it is high level physics written in a foreign language. These stupid Cruz supporters are so stupid they somehow found themselves cheered when first the corrupt Neil Bush endorsed Ted Cruz only to be followed by the grand Jeb Bush endorsement of Ted Cruz. It’s like a turkey cheering the approach of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Consider how utterly stupid, dumb, idiotic, Ted Cruz supporters are. These dolts now await the Wisconsin primary with great hope that Cruz will beat Trump there. But the Ted Cruz campaign is a steaming pile of failure already, with zero possibility of success. First, a “victory” for Cruz in Wisconsin does not help Cruz – it helps Jeb Bush and the establishment. Second, the Ted Cruz strategy called for victory in South Carolina, dubbed the gateway to the South by Ted Cruz strategists, which would lead to many primary victories in the South – none of which happened. Third, the latest Ted Cruz strategy for victory written before the vote in Arizona, “Inside Cruz’s state-by-state plan to defeat Trump”, has already failed:

Inside Cruz’s state-by-state plan to defeat Trump
Rubio and Kasich might be sweating Tuesday but Cruz is looking down the road to a #NeverTrump sweep.

But that consolidation has to happen fast. Cruz’s top strategists say they believe Cruz must win decisively in Arizona and Utah, the next states to vote on March 22. [snip]

Cruz quietly began buying ad time in Arizona over the weekend, reserving $200,000 over 10 days, making him the first to buy ads in any state that votes after March 15. Cruz hired a top Arizona strategist six months ago, zeroing in on its potential significance as an inflection point on the calendar as early as last September.

In the wake of the strategic failure in South Carolina, the SEC primaries, Nevada, and the other Southern states, the Ted Cruz campaign plotted yet another ridiculous path (recall Little Marco’s 1-2-3 strategy which likewise went bust) to victory which required victory in Arizona. But Donald Trump won Arizona so there is no path to victory for Ted Cruz by his own measure! Further, as the Ted Cruz “state-by-state plan to defeat Trump” strategized, Ted Cruz had to win Illinois, Missouri, and North Carolina, but Ted Cruz has lost those states as well. For Ted Cruz the “state-by-state plan to defeat Trump” has failed utterly and will fail in the states soon to vote:

Another problem for Cruz is the nomination map itself. As Rubio has repeatedly pointed out, the states after March 15 are less favorable to Cruz’s religious brand of conservatism. Many of the most evangelical states have already voted. And Cruz has mostly struggled in the Northeast (where Trump has mostly romped). Connecticut and Rhode Island are still to come, as are nearby Mid-Atlantic states, including delegate-rich Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, plus New York and New Jersey.

On its working map, the Cruz campaign cedes New Jersey and its 51 winner-take-all delegates to Trump and assumes the tycoon will carry his home state of New York.

The Cruz campaign has failed to meet strategic goals consistently. Every new strategic plan is quickly torched by Trump. Yet stupid Ted Cruz supporters continue to believe that the new failed strategic plan and the next sure to fail strategic plan and the next strategic plan failure will do the trick. That’s how stupid Ted Cruz supporters are.

Trump supporters at HotGas rewrite what we wrote back in August 2015, with updated results which spell out the endgame:

Right now Trump has just under a 300-delegate lead over Ted Cruz. The pro­por­tion­ally award­ing state pri­maries are nearly fin­ished, and there will be no more cau­cuses. [snip]

Accord­ing to NWConservative’s analy­sis, on April 19, if Trump wins New York’s 95 del­e­gates as expected, Ted Cruz will be math­e­mat­i­cally elim­i­nated from win­ning the nom­i­na­tion out­right. [snip]

The estab­lish­ment wants a con­tested con­ven­tion. This is a fact that is beyond dis­pute. The estab­lish­ment does not want Don­ald Trump. And it is undis­putable that the estab­lish­ment does not want Ted Cruz either. Even Ted’s most vocif­er­ous sup­port­ers’ most fer­vent argu­ment is that the estab­lish­ment hates Ted Cruz more than they hate Don­ald Trump. Go ahead, try to walk that argu­ment back, now that you know where I’m going with this.

Since the establishment’s main goal right now is to deny Trump the nom­i­na­tion, and given the solid argu­ment that they hate Cruz more than they hate Trump, why on earth would Cruz have a snowball’s chance in hell of win­ning a con­tested con­ven­tion? And, in fact, that is not even in the same galaxy of the establishment’s inten­tions. [snip]

You MUST accede that, assum­ing Don­ald Trump falls short of the 1,237 del­e­gates, there is a VERY high like­li­hood that Cruz will be cast aside once the first bal­lot is cast. In fact, the prob­a­bil­ity of Cruz being selected by a delighted, giddy estab­lish­ment deter­mined to install their own pup­pet is so small as to be indis­tin­guish­able from zero. [snip]

I’ll give Cruz the ben­e­fit of the doubt that he wants to see this thing through at least until New York. But after the New York Val­ues Vot­ers express their opin­ions, Cruz is effec­tively shut out from ever being the nom­i­nee. There is zero chance. [snip]

Either he has made some sort of deal with the estab­lish­ment to try and deny Trump the path to 1,237, or he is too naive or stu­pid to real­ize that the estab­lish­ment will NOT choose him in a con­tested con­ven­tion. Cruz is a Har­vard lawyer with advi­sors who, pre­sum­ably, can do sim­ple math. Which sce­nario is more likely?

If Cruz has made a deal with the estab­lish­ment, what does that say about Ted Cruz, the Out­sider, the Bul­let Point Con­ser­v­a­tive? He will have com­pro­mised his prin­ci­ples and his own cam­paign PLATFORM. If Cruz is being naive, what kind of Pres­i­dent will he be? But then again, he was fooled by Mitch McConnell, so there’s that. He has also enlisted Jeb Bush’s brother for his finance team, and now Jeb him­self has endorsed him. Admit this: If Jeb had come out and endorsed Trump, you’d be yelling “Estab­lish­ment!” at the top of your lungs.

Stupid, Ted Cruz supporters say they like Ted Cruz because he is anti-establishment but Ted Cruz is willingly engaged in bestial intercourse with GOP establishment animals. That’s the real Ted #CruzSexScandal!

The analysis above comes from a pro Trump website, HotGas. Now let’s hear from a Trump hater at the New York Post:

Wake up, Cruz and Kasich — the GOP convention will never nominate you

Let’s imagine for a moment that Donald Trump isn’t going to be the Republican nominee for president. There are three ways this fantasy — and it is likely nothing more than a fantasy — becomes a reality.

One is that something Trump does is just so outrageous and disgusting, it knocks him out of the race and by default Ted Cruz becomes the nominee. (You can stop laughing ruefully now; I’m sure we all know now that’s not going to happen.)

The second is that Ted Cruz wins 80 percent of the Republican delegates going forward, passes Trump and takes it on the first ballot at the convention in July. At the moment, no one seems to believe this scenario is viable — not even the Cruz camp, which doesn’t bother talking it up.

The third is that Trump doesn’t secure enough delegates to win it on the first ballot and the GOP rises up on subsequent ballots to take it away from him and give the nomination to someone else.

This is possible. Indeed, it’s exactly what Cruz and John Kasich — the candidate with no shot who is staying in even though he won as many delegates on Tuesday night as I did — are counting on to propel them to the nomination.

They shouldn’t be. At all. In fact, they might as well write their own concession speeches right now. [snip]

This is the scenario Cruz and Kasich are hoping for. And in hoping for it, they are talking themselves into political oblivion.

Look, fellas: If Trump doesn’t get enough delegates to win, why would a GOP let entirely loose from primary and caucus results and able to choose anyone as its nominee turn to two candidates who received even fewer delegates than Trump did?

Would this panicked GOP look at Potential Nominee Cruz and foresee a shift in its fortunes? Why would it? Cruz has yet to demonstrate he has a national constituency. Alas for him, the movement he wanted to lead — conservative white people who, according to a delusional theory unsupported by evidence, didn’t turn up to vote for Mitt Romney in 2012 by the millions and cost the GOP the election — has a candidate: His name is Trump. [snip]

You can’t win the GOP nomination by losing.

Ted Cruz should stop playing for second, because if he comes in second, he’s not going to be the nominee. The only way he gets to grasp the brass ring is to beat Trump outright.

It’s a nearly insuperable challenge. But there it is.

Stupid Ted Cruz supporters can put aside the issue of whether or not Ted Cruz is hated by the establishment because he is so anti-establishment (even thought the evidence points to Ted Cruz as GOP establishment tool and Jeb Bush enabler). The bottom line stupid Ted Cruz supporters have to explain to their withered brains is why someone that ran and lost because his presumed constituency of conservative blue collar voters went to Trump, and that same Ted Cruz has no national constituency, and that same Ted Cruz has a serpentine face and little serpent teeth – why would the establishment nominate the Ted Cruz they hate and are only using to get at Donald Trump? Stupid loser Ted Cruz supporters have no answer. They’re stupid losers, dumb, as useful as a wet bag of rocks.

So, we cited a pro-Trump website, a Trump hater, now a Trump neutral (supposedly). Larry Sabato considers Trump’s path to 1237:

About a month ago, after Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary and all of its delegates, we headlined a piece “The Hour is Growing Late to Stop Trump.” Well, the hour has grown later, and we have to ask the question: Has Trump been stopped?

Certainly not. And a look ahead at the remaining contests calls into question the ability of the other candidates, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, to prevent him from winning the requisite number of delegates to clinch or come close to clinching the Republican nomination.

The magic number is 1,237 delegates, and our own rough calculations show Trump just getting over the hump with 1,239. [snip]

In Wisconsin, Trump may benefit from a Cruz-Kasich split and also may hold the advantage in a number of congressional districts that have lower percentages of college graduates and lower median incomes. We see Kasich potentially winning a couple of districts with higher median incomes that performed strongly for Romney in the 2012 GOP primary. We also handed Cruz the heavily Republican Fifth District, as he has performed better among stalwart conservatives, and the Sixth District next door.

If you want to read Sabato’s prognostications for Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, California, go ahead but we’ll save you the trouble and [spoiler alert!!!] inform you that Trump will be very happy. In Nebraska-Montana-South Dakota, small states all, [spoiler alert!!!] Ted Cruz will slither and hiss.

The Ted Cruz path to victory is covered by an avalanche of boulders from the Trump earthquake. For Stupid Ted Cruz Supporters the only gloat left in them is the Mitt Romney establishment victory via tool Ted Cruz in Utah. But, Utah is a toxic drink of salt:

Ted Cruz’s Utah Win Doesn’t Derail Donald Trump’s Delegate Momentum
Texas senator is picking up endorsements from the GOP establishment like Jeb Bush, but still faces uphill battle

WASHINGTON—The split decision from Arizona and Utah on Tuesday leaves the Republican presidential race in the same place it has been: front-runner Donald Trump with a commanding lead, and Sen. Ted Cruz and the GOP establishment in a desperate effort to stop him from clinching the nomination outright.

Mr. Trump’s Arizona primary victory led to unlikely support Wednesday for Mr. Cruz, who won the Utah caucuses. The Texas senator, who built his campaign around how much he is hated by the Washington establishment, on Wednesday was endorsed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the Club for Growth, the antitax organization that had never before endorsed a presidential candidate.

“For the sake of our party and country, we must move to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena, or we will certainly lose our chance to defeat the Democratic nominee and reverse President [Barack] Obama’s failed policies,” Mr. Bush said in his endorsement of Mr. Cruz.

Other prominent GOP activists, such as commentator Erick Erickson, have called on Republicans like Mr. Walker and Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ben Sasse of Nebraska to coalesce behind Mr. Cruz as the party’s last hope to stop Mr. Trump.

Even if they do so this week, it may be too late.

Mr. Walker, whose state will hold its primary on April 5, said in a radio interview aired Wednesday that he is likely to endorse next week, “when it will have maximum impact.”

When he ended his campaign in September, Mr. Walker called on remaining candidates to coalesce to block Mr. Trump. [snip]

Despite Mr. Cruz’s continued insistence that he has a credible path to win 1,237 delegates before the convention, that scenario becomes less likely with each succeeding contest. [snip]

He must win 85% of the outstanding delegates—a task akin to winning a division in Major League Baseball after being 25 games out of first place on Labor Day—when there are only about 30 games left in the season.

To get to a contested convention, Mr. Cruz must win coming contests in Wisconsin—where each of the state’s eight congressional districts is winner-take-all—and perform well in the late-April primaries in the Northeast, Mr. Trump’s backyard.

The contests after Wisconsin are not on friendly terrain for Mr. Cruz. Mr. Trump remains popular among New York Republicans who vote April 19, and while competing in Iowa’s caucuses, Mr. Cruz mocked Mr. Trump’s “New York values.”

All the Lyin’ Ted Cruz machinations will get him no higher than a serpent’s belly on the ground. Trump will beat Ted Cruz on the beaches. Trump will beat Ted Cruz in the air. Trump will beat Ted Cruz on the ground. Trump will beat Ted Cruz in a group. Trump will beat Ted Cruz one-on-one:

Poll: Trump beats both foes head-to-head

The results indicate that unifying Republican opposition to Donald Trump would be very hard.

Trump pretty much won the GOP nomination in South Carolina. That does not mean that plotters won’t plot.

Those that want to stop the Trump nomination will continue to plot. There will be strange bedfellows. Sleazy Ted Cruz the phony “consistent conservative” will copulate with the GOP establishment and try to give birth to the ugliest baby since Barack Obama in 2008. That is the real Ted #CruzSexScandal.


When Firewalls Burn: #NVDemsCaucus And South Carolina GOP Primary

Update: Ted Cruz has a South Carolina firewall:

What if the firewall crumbles?

That’s the worry of a growing number of people close to Ted Cruz’s campaign, who are privately beginning to fear that a big loss in South Carolina to Donald Trump on Saturday could signal more defeats to come in the so-called SEC states that are the lynchpin of Cruz’s strategy.

“If they’re pretty far back from Trump and they can’t get southern conservative evangelicals in South Carolina, I do think they’re probably going to have a hard time elsewhere,” said Erick Erickson, a conservative writer in touch with Cruz’s team. “I sense a real fear from people that if Trump blows everybody out of the water in South Carolina, that he is suddenly unstoppable.

South Carolina is not a Trump “firewall” because Trump has a diverse coalition. A Trump loss in South Carolina would be a big blow never-the-less. It would be a weakness and a sign of a long slog to come. Granted, by all logic Donald Trump should lose South Carolina. Trump has been, in one short week, attacked by the Pope, by Big Media and the entire political establishment – then responded with a lethal attack on some of the delusions about George W. Bush the Republican establishment holds most dear.

But South Carolina is a Cruz “firewall” not a Trump must win. If Trump beats Cruz in South Carolina, we believe Cruz will have to get out of the race even though we also believe foolish Cruz will decide to stick with his loser campaign. Of course, Cruz could win. Cruz once thought he would would win South Carolina:

Cruz’s team once envisioned South Carolina as a rubber match between Trump, the New Hampshire victor, and Cruz, the Iowa winner. Now, it’s being read as an omen of what’s to come in 10 days’ time when Southern states vote on Super Tuesday.

Cruz once called the God-fearing, gun-toting SEC states that vote then on March 1 his “firewall,” but polls show Trump leading in South Carolina, and a dominant performance Saturday would show that Cruz has not been able to sufficiently consolidate the evangelical base that he needs to win down the road in places like Tennessee and Georgia.

Cruz could win if evangelicals come out in massive numbers and vote in massive numbers for Cruz. Still, that would make Cruz a niche candidate and the states to come won’t have that high a proportion of evangelicals voting.

Just as Hillary Clinton required at least a ten point win in Nevada to douse the louse Bernie Sanders, Trump could use a big win because that would put the nail in the Cruz coffin:

Several people close to the campaign concede that losing South Carolina by double digits would spell serious trouble for Super Tuesday. If it’s a tighter loss, some say, it would validate the theory that Trump was susceptible to their attacks and encourage more. [snip]

“But if Trump gets 38 or 40 — and Cruz is second with 22 or something like that — it’s going to be very ominous,” the fundraiser added. [snip]

It is hard to overstate the importance of March 1 to Cruz’s self-professed path to victory — he has made the date, which will award more delegates than any other day in the Republican calendar, the cornerstone of his strategy.

Allies tell CNN Cruz is hoping to win 60% of the delegates there.

The next state to vote in the GOP nomination race is Nevada. Trump has a large lead there already. Cruz has a lot of firewalls that might go up in a Glenn Beck blaze:

Assuming Cruz does hold off Rubio, though, the key will be how large the margin of loss is to Trump, who also holds a large lead in Nevada.

If Trump wins and we’re second, the SEC primary becomes a 50/50 scenario,” said one Cruz insider. “It’s our territory, but he’ll have the momentum.”

Firewalls will burn tonight. Whose?

Rubio had a 3-2-1 strategy (come in 3 in Iowa, 2 in NH, 1 in South Carolina). Cruz had a #1 in South Carolina firewall too. Trump has a win-win-win strategy. Not all three men can be #1.

Trump has almost always led by a great deal in South Carolina polls. Cruz had a firewall that might or might not burn down tonight and set a-blaze other firewalls on March 1. Marco Rubio needs to be something other than the perpetual bronze medal winner somewhere. Somethings gonna burn.

There will be losers as firewalls burn:

GOP elders want poorly performing candidates to quit

South Carolina could reshape the 2016 contest, with donor dollars shifting to a single Trump-Cruz alternative.

The South Carolina primary is poised to dramatically alter the Republican nomination contest, winnowing and clarifying the largest and most rambunctious GOP field in decades.

Many in the party’s upper echelons have grown impatient with their splintered field of center-right, mainstream contenders and say they intend to put pressure on whichever candidate falls short of third place on Saturday night to quit. [snip]

South Carolina will reshape the race,” said Scott Reed, the chief political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. [snip]

After disappointing showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, Jeb Bush has staked his campaign on South Carolina, dispatching his brother and mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, to jog voters’ fond memories of Bushes past. Despite the family’s efforts, however, most polls in recent days have shown Bush hovering in single digits, far behind rival Marco Rubio.

The GOP establishment wants to stop Trump. Stop Trump is the goal:

If Bush bows out, a large and wealthy set of establishment-minded donors will be free to throw their support elsewhere. The former governor has tapped into his family’s loyal political network to amass over $120 million in contributions, and many Republicans say they think Rubio would be able to secure the backing of most of those donors, many of whom are eager for the party to unite behind a single contender to combat Trump and Cruz.

“The donor community is desperate to get someone out to focus on stopping Trump,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who won the South Carolina primary in 2012.

Rubio backers also hope that a smaller GOP field will bring party veteran Mitt Romney off the sidelines with an endorsement. Those close to Romney say he’s anxious to defeat Trump and Cruz – and that a Bush exit could nudge him closer to blessing Rubio. [snip]

South Carolina may transform the contest in other ways. Some in the Republican establishment worry that, following his runaway performance in New Hampshire, a lopsided Trump win would create an unmistakable sense of momentum heading into Nevada and the Super Tuesday states that vote on March 1. Most South Carolina surveys show Trump holding leads of anywhere from 15 to 20 percent.

“I think it would make him very difficult to stop, especially if he wins by a large margin, which is what the polls are indicating,” said McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee. “To state the obvious, if he wins, it’s significant.”

The firewalls are burning. A Trump victory in South Carolina would burn the biggest firewall of all:

How a Trump win in South Carolina could tear the GOP apart

For political junkies, the past week has been among the most astonishing in a political season already jam-packed with astonishing weeks.

In last Saturday’s GOP debate in South Carolina, Donald Trump took his disruptive tactics to a whole new level, laying into Jeb Bush and accusing his brother, former President George W. Bush, not just of invading Iraq for no good reason and ineptly managing the occupation of the country, but of intentionally lying to justify the war in the first place. In Trump’s telling, Saddam Hussein didn’t possess weapons of mass destruction, Dubya knew it, and he hyped the threat to justify a war he wanted to initiate for unrelated reasons. That’s long been a trope of far-left conspiracy theorists and dismissed by mainstream Democrats and Republicans alike. Yet there was the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination leveling that charge from center stage of a nationally televised GOP debate.

Conservative pundits understood instantly the gravity of what they were witnessing. If a Republican candidate for president could win a primary in a deeply conservative Southern state after such an outburst, it would be the strongest evidence yet that the conservative movement had lost control of the party — that a significant bloc of its voters is ready and willing to repudiate the movement and the ideas that have defined it for several decades.

That’s what’s going to be tested this Saturday in South Carolina. A dominating victory by Trump, which most polls are predicting, will not only strongly indicate that he’s likely either to win the nomination or prevent the nomination of anyone else prior to the GOP convention this summer. It will also portend a tumultuous future for the Republican Party, regardless of who ends up as the nominee in 2016. A party with such a large bloc of voters who diverge so sharply from the party’s organizing ideology is either a party that will need to significantly change its ideological direction — or one on the verge of breaking apart.

Whether this is in fact what’s in store for the Republican Party will be clarified as never before once the results in South Carolina roll in.

The biggest firewall to burn tonight is the GOP establishment firewall. If Trump wins South Carolina Trump will likely win the nomination and control of the Republican Party. The GOP establishment is burning, set ablaze by the voters, mostly the white working class, tired of the lies and corruption of the entire national political establishment:

The white working-class base of the party has been devastated by stagnating wages, globalization and de-industrialization, and various forms of social and cultural breakdown. And through it all the Republican Party has offered little beyond tax cuts for the wealthy and stern, moralistic reprimands (“Stop whining and get a job!”). That’s hardly a strategy inclined to generate long-term loyalty and enthusiasm for the party.

But that’s just the beginning.

Judged by any objective standard, the Republican Party’s record of governance over the past 16 years has been dismal. The largest and deadliest terrorist attack in American history took place with a Republican in the White House. He started two wars in response. The first failed for years to achieve its most immediate goal (capturing or killing Osama bin Laden) and dragged on for well over a decade, producing a deeply muddled outcome.

The second war was far more controversial. It failed to turn up the weapons that were the proximal cause of the conflict; sparked an insurgency that killed and maimed thousands of American soldiers; killed, maimed and displaced hundreds of thousands of Iraqis; and spawned groups (al Qaeda in Iraq, which later became the Islamic State and its affiliates) that now radiate destabilizing violence throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, with carnage occasionally reaching as far as France and California.

Meanwhile, the same Republican president pushed through two massive tax cuts that mostly benefited the wealthy, inspired only modest economic growth, and did little to buoy middle-class wages. He then presided over the most severe economic crisis and collapse in seven decades.

That’s an awful lot to answer for. But not even this record filled with ample doses of bad luck, missteps, and outright mistakes gets at the deepest source of present-day dissent within the GOP — which is the response of the party and its conservative-movement cheerleaders to these mistakes and missteps.

We typically think of ideology as a web of policies and the arguments that are used to justify them. But ideologies can also shape tactics. And the fact is that for much of the past generation the GOP has been in the grip of a tactical ideology of willful stubbornness. [snip]

Which brings us back to Trump.

What voters hear when he rails against the stupidity of the country’s political leadership, the incompetence of George W. Bush, and what he likes to call the complete disaster of American policy in Iraq and the broader Middle East is a man willing both to face the ugly truth that they themselves perceive and to call out those who refuse to acknowledge it. If he gets a little carried away in countenancing some unsavory conspiracy theories, that’s a forgivable offense. Certainly more forgivable than Republicans failing to take even the least bit of responsibility for what they’ve done, and failed to do, while holding positions of power.

On Saturday night in South Carolina, we’ll see how many Republican voters are willing to give Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt — all for the sake of telling the party’s leadership just how unwilling they are to continue extending the same benefit to them.

Firewalls will burn today. It is not just political campaigns set ablaze. Today, the political establishment faces the Götterdämmerung conflagration all tyrants fear.


Today and/or tonight, firewalls will burn. We don’t know which firewalls will burn. But today, firewalls burn.

The biggest and earliest firewall that might Bern? Hillary Clinton’s Nevada firewall.

Hillary2016 must win a resounding victory of ten points or more if she is to keep her Nevada firewall pristine, not charred. If Hillary2016 loses in Nevada, a state where her campaign bragged of its lead for so long, then it will be the first of burnt firewalls and Hillary2016 will resemble bombed out post war European cities.

If we see a Bernt Hillary2016 firewall in Nevada, Bernie Sanders will be able to survive the earlier primaries which should be Hillary2016 victories. If the Hillary2016 Nevada firewall Berns down Bernie Sanders will have his great comeback in the Western primaries and caucuses towards the end of the nomination process.

If Nevada Berns, there will be few credible excuses. The dumb “analysis” that suggests Hillary2016 will be saved by the odious Harry Reid, just don’t know what they are talking about. Harry Reid in 2008 helped destroy Hillary and in 2016 Harry Reid is up to his same tricks.

If Nevada Berns, there will be zero credible excuses for the failure. Hillary2016 campaign manager Robbie Mook grew up in Vermont so he understands the Vermont senator. Also, Robbie Mook was the 2008 Hillary state director in Nevada.

If the firewall holds without a singe on it, then Hillary2016 will be back on track. But an Iowa style “victory” will only serve to fire up the Jacobins of the Bernie cinder campaign.

If the Nevada firewall Berns today, the spiritless Mook “data driven” campaign will be in flames. Mook’s head and the hapless Jennifer Palmieri’s head will have to be removed. If the Nevada firewall Berns today, the long slough for Hillary2016 will begin. It will be a long slough to defeat.

We will update with the Republican contest in South Carolina and the burning firewalls there, before the voting ends at 7:00 p.m.


OMG!!! It’s Over For Trump!!! – Plus, An @TedCruz Prediction

Update: First one poll, then another. It’s more more over for Trump.

According to a new CNN/ORC poll out Tuesday, Trump has the support of 38 percent of likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz well behind him with 22 percent. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has 14 percent and Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has 10 percent. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has 6 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich is at 4 percent.

Zombie Trump. He will not die. No matter what the establishment does. He will not die. Zombie Trump.


Donald J. Trump has become Jeb Bush!!! Well, kinda, sorta, not really. If you need a laugh, these days before South Carolina votes (for GOP) and Nevada votes (Hillary v. Bernie) we’ve got a stupendous “It’s over for Trump” bit of news for you:

Humiliation: JebBush.com redirects to Trump’s official website [snip]

Presidential campaigns typically buy up lots of domain names related to their candidates before those candidates officially announce their intention to run. The reason they do this is obvious: They don’t want rivals or random Internet trolls to buy up the domains and use them to create parody websites that make their candidates look ridiculous.

Remarkably, it seems the Bush campaign never bothered to buy up JebBush.com.

Like Hillary2016, Jeb2016 is not a campaign, it is an embarrassment:

How badly is Bush getting owned in this primary? JebBush.com goes to DonaldJTrump.com.

Poor Jeb Bush.

This Republican primary was supposed to be his to lose. Instead, he’s getting owned by Donald Trump.

How badly is Trump owning Bush?

So badly that JebBush.com leads to Trump’s site instead. [snip]

At the time, it just seemed like a characteristic Jeb bumble: How, after immigration reform activists snapped up TedCruz.com and CarlyFiorina.org became a testament to the layoffs Fiorina ordered at Hewlett-Packard, could Bush’s people not lock up JebBush.com? But after the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, Jeb Bush and his campaign have become objects of a weird kind of pity.

Bush told a New Hampshire audience to “please clap” after he delivered a line; it was a joke, but also kind of wasn’t. A video captured him lighting up with joy when a voter tells him, “You might swing my vote,” then coming over to envelop the poor voter in a hug. (The video was uploaded to YouTube with the title “Jeb hug — sad times.”)

It’s over for Trump!!! If voters confuse Trump for Jeb even for a second, Trump will never recover. Jeb has finally found a way to destroy Trump! Brilliant move by Jeb!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeb for months has conveyed an image as a first class idiot, a Fredo, a dunce, the doofus on the beach that watches He-Man Trump walk by and throw sand in his face, the idiot loser son that needs mommy to kiss his boo-boo paper cuts, the dried out twig on the tree, the bird born without feathers, the broken egg shell in the carton, the soaked wet book with all the pages lumped together, the fat kid sent to the fat farm by angry parents who goes dewy eyed every time he sees a donut, the inbred royal brat outwitted by an ice cream cone, a one blade scissors, a two legged stool, a stopped up toilet. . . . But that was just a ploy.

Jeb Bush played possum. He prepared a trap for Trump. Jeb’s plan was to make himself such a loser that just seeing Jeb next to The Donald would finish off the mighty Trump. Jeb became the Pigpen to Charlie Brown. Now Trump has fallen into the crafty trap.

Well, maybe not. The truth is Jeb Bush is a loser and Donald Trump is a winner.

Just say Trump is a winner. Need another laugh bought and paid for by Donald J. Trump? Trump trumps again:

Trump Schedules Competing MSNBC Town Hall Opposite Cruz, Rubio CNN Town Hall

In yet another aggressive move that will thrill Trump supporters, late Tuesday morning, Jesse Rodriguez, Senior Producer of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” announced a town hall event with Republican frontrunner Donald Trump that will take place Wednesday night at 8 p.m. The night will be hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. The MSNBC town hall will compete directly with CNN’s long-schedule town hall with Trump’s two closest competitors, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

On Trump’s part, the competing town hall is obviously yet another one of The Donald’s ruthlessly effective political moves to infuriate his competitors and smother their message. [snip]

As far as Trump, unless an angry CNN now rescinds its offer, just days before voting begins in South Carolina, he will enjoy a town hall two-fer. Along with John Kasich and Jeb Bush, Trump is scheduled to appear at a Thursday night CNN town hall event.

If MSNBC will now put up a CNN-style countdown clock for the Trump town hall, my life will be complete.

UPDATE: My life is complete.

Trump trumps the repulsive MSNBC. That’s how you do it. Get a dog to eat a dog. [Apologies to all, we do not mean to impugn our furry friends, it’s just a conventional expression and we correct ourselves not out of political correctness but because dogs are so much better than the Big Media animals, and we don’t want anyone to confuse adorable pets with the vermin of Big Media.]

Trump does not go to MSNBC, as we have angrily denounced before, out of weakness. Trump goes to MSNBC in triumph, not defeat. Trump goes on CNN, then thwarts CNN by using the reptiles at MSNBC to block Cruz/Rubio on CNN. How smart is this guy?

Yesterday, we updated a new poll from South Carolina. Our comment is what we now address:

The question is “did Donald J. Trump blow himself up with his monumental gamble of attacking George W. Bush and the Iraq War in a state where GWB is at 80% popularity and a state which has many veterans?” [snip]

If the GOP establishment, Big Media, and the political establishment in its entirety cannot stop Trump in South Carolina now, then where, when? If Trump can make it there, Trump can make it anywhere… it’s up to you… South Carolina.

If Trump cannot be beaten now, in South Carolina, when everything is going the establishment’s way and will never be better for the establishment – – – – – then when can they ever stop Trump? WHEN??? WHERE???

If Trump wins in South Carolina. . . .

Here’s our Ted Cruz prediction: If Trump wins South Carolina Ted Cruz will leave the race.

Well, maybe that’s just our best advice for Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz, for his own good should leave the race if Trump wins in South Carolina. Why?

It won’t get better for Ted Cruz if Trump wins in South Carolina. South Carolina is an open primary and there are more open primaries to come and many of them on Super Tuesday March 1. Which means Trump will win big on Super Tuesday if Trump wins South Carolina.

Trump is already way ahead in many Super Tuesday states but his lead will expand like Christie’s belly if Trump wins South Carolina. Once Trump dispatches Cruz and Carson he will be the only outsider left to fight the divided establishment. Then Trump can finish off Rubio. Once Rubio is gone, Jeb Bush will take his anti-Rubio personal vendetta and go home to mommy. For now, Trump’s #1 target is Cruz and if Trump wins South Carolina, Super Tuesday will be a romp for Trump.

That’s not the worst of it for Cruz. On Super Tuesday, Texas will vote. If Cruz loses in Texas, he is not only finished in the 2016 primary fight for president. If Ted Cruz loses in Texas on Super Tuesday March 1, he will be humiliated in Texas. Once the Cruz blood is in the water, Cruz will be bled to death by his opponents in Texas and in the U.S. Senate. Cruz will be primaried when he runs for reelection. His career will possibly be over.

Our advice to Ted Cruz: If Donald Trump wins South Carolina, get out and endorse Trump immediately. Save yourself. Get back on Trump’s good side.

It’s almost over for Trump. He will soon be the nominee.


@RealDonaldTrump Wins Big At #GOPDebate; @MarcoRubio, @JebBush Blow Themselves Up

Update II: Crisis! We might have more on this tomorrow. Enough to say right now that we have been waiting for polls from after Saturday’s debate. All the polls before the debate don’t amount to a hill of beans right now.

The question is “did Donald J. Trump blow himself up with his monumental gamble of attacking George W. Bush and the Iraq War in a state where GWB is at 80% popularity and a state which has many veterans?” Post debate polls will give us the clue as to whether Trump’s gamble wins big or loses big. Tighten your girdles, hang on to your hats, clutch your pearls, and pull your hair — the first, after the debate, clue has arrived:

FIRST ON BUZZ: After debate, Trump still tops SC GOP presidential race

Donald Trump still is leading the S.C. Republican presidential race after the weekend’s explosive GOP debate in Greenville.

But the race for second place in Saturday’s primary appears to be narrowing.

Behind Trump, who has 35 percent support in the poll, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas are tied for second place — at 18 percent each, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released exclusively Monday to The State.

Crisis and panic in the land of the lost!!! If the GOP establishment, Big Media, and the political establishment in its entirety cannot stop Trump in South Carolina now, then where, when? If Trump can make it there, Trump can make it anywhere… it’s up to you… South Carolina.


Update: Jeb: It’s “not important to me” whether there’s a vote on Obama’s SCOTUS nominee. Fredo has spoken. That’s the GOP establishment guy with the flag of surrender. They’re busy calling Trump a crazy. The GOP establishment knows it’s too late to stop Trump. Strong Trump will fight. That’s why Trump wins.


It was the St. Valentine’s Eve massacre. Donald Trump machine gunned the stage and audience, and few have noticed all the dead bodies lying around.

Some of Big Media commentary, the wishful thinking but not very bright “analysis” has been that Donald Trump destroyed himself at the debate last night. That’s not what we saw. We have eyes to see, and ears to hear, and we understand strategy and tactics which is why we see all the blood and Trump triumphant. We’ll explain.

What the Hell was Donald Trump up to last night? The clues include Henry Kissinger and Bill Clinton. Can you figure it out with the clues we just gave you?

Here we go: remember when Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of being a sexist then Donald Trump went all ape-sh*t against Bill Clinton? Notice how Bill and Hillary have laid off Trump since then? See what Trump did there?

Also, did you notice that Donald Trump went nuclear against Bill Clinton at the very moment that Bill Clinton was to commence his campaign appearances on behalf of Hillary? Donald Trump turned Bill Clinton’s triumphant return to the center stage into a Big Media revisit down sexual history lane.

So, um, Bill Clinton returns to the center stage and Trump preps the battlefield with a bombardment against Bill Clinton under the guise of a “response” to Hillary’s attack. Do you get it now?

Last night, as George W. Bush debuts his return to the center stage to campaign on behalf of Fredo, er Jeb, on Monday, Trump prepped the battlefield with a bombardment. Trump did to George W. Bush’s return when Trump did to Bill Clinton’s return. On Monday, when George W. Bush campaigns for little bro, the nation will revisit the Iraq War. Won’t that be fun?

We here at Big Pink detest George W. Bush. We don’t think much about Daddy Bush either. Barbara Bush is not a favorite here either. In the past few years we’ve felt much kindlier towards George W. and the Bush clan – but only because in comparison to Barack Obama we consider the two Bush presidents to be patriotic, good Americans, even if their policies hurt the United States.

So here we are, like millions of others, thinking much kinder, gentler thoughts towards the Presidents Bush, but that all goes out the window if the discussion is not a Bush v. Obama discussion but rather a “was George W. Bush a good president for this country?” question. No.

We like the Presidents Bush a thousand times more that Obama but that does not mean we can defend the policies as implemented by the Presidents Bush. And yes, we understand that the Bush “surge” in Iraq helped secure the country and that Bush eventually got Iraq under some control and had pretty much stabilized Afghanistan and that Barack Obama is to blame for the carnage there today. All that is true.

But the Iraq War was a monumental mistake because it helped Iran. And Donald Trump gets all that and he shouts it out in front of the Republican establishment as the establishment shouts boos at Trump.

Got that? Now, let’s go to Kissinger, Henry Kissinger. Did you think it was crazy for Bernie Sanders to attack Hillary Clinton on her good relationship with former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger at their last debate? It was crazy, but what Sanders was doing was painting Hillary into a “she’s a right wing war-monger” corner and himself as the “Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party” Howard Dean speaking truth to power even thought Bernie is a socialist who has not been a Democrat.

Bernie Sanders would love to re-litigate Hillary Clinton’s entire past and relationships as well as the entire history of American wars and foreign policy. Bernie Sanders at every turn reminds everyone of the Iraq War which he voted against and Hillary voted for an authorization of war.

Bernie Sanders would love to re-litigate the Iraq War to smash Hillary in the same way Barack Obama used Hillary’s vote to attack Hillary in 2008. Donald Trump?

Do you get it yet? Donald Trump wants to re-litigate the Iraq War too at the very moment George W. Bush returns to South Carolina, “Bush country”, to campaign for his hapless, low energy, stiff of a brother.

Yesterday, before the debate, we noted the audience in the debate hall would be stacked against Trump but that the greater TV audience would be for Trump:

The audience in the hall will be stacked with enemies of Trump but the TV audience will be with Trump, particularly the white working class. The composition of the audience won’t matter as much as the establishment hopes it will, however.

That’s exactly what happened. The audience was so anti-Trump and pro-establishment that it helps Trump trump.

Trump calls them “boo birds”. Who did the boo birds want to help? The boo birds wanted to help Jeb Bush but the boo birds’ favorite was Marco Rubio. The boo birds want to help Rubio, but did Rubio help himself? No.

Donald J. Trump attacked the consequences of the Iraq War and the lies and delusions before the war. Was Trump right that lies helped sell the Iraq War. Well, yeah. Remember Colin Powell at the U.N. with his bunch of lies?:

Powell’s UN speech, part of the Bush administration’s public case for the U.S. invasion of Iraq, with its unsupported assertions of mobile Iraqi biological-warfare labs and a “sinister nexus” between Iraq and al-Qaeda terrorists, was based on “deeply flawed” evidence, Powell writes.

“So why did no one stand up and speak out during the intense hours we worked on the speech?” Powell writes. “‘Some of these same analysts later wrote books claiming they were shocked that I have relied on such deeply flawed evidence.

It was lies and delusions. Not Obama style “hate America” lies but the Iraq War hurt America. And lies did sell it:

A former top aide to Colin Powell says his involvement in the former secretary of state’s presentation to the United Nations on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was “the lowest point” in his life.

“I wish I had not been involved in it,” says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, a longtime Powell adviser who served as his chief of staff from 2002 through 2005. “I look back on it, and I still say it was the lowest point in my life.”

Wilkerson is one of several insiders interviewed for the CNN Presents documentary “Dead Wrong — Inside an Intelligence Meltdown.” The program pieced together the events leading up to the mistaken WMD intelligence that was presented to the public. A presidential commission that investigated the pre-war WMD intelligence found much of it to be “dead wrong.”

Powell’s speech, delivered on February 5, 2003, made the case for the war by presenting U.S. intelligence that purported to prove that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Wilkerson says the information in Powell’s presentation initially came from a document he described as “sort of a Chinese menu” that was provided by the White House. [snip]

In one dramatic accusation in his speech, Powell showed slides alleging that Saddam had bioweapons labs mounted on trucks that would be almost impossible to find.

“In fact, Secretary Powell was not told that one of the sources he was given as a source of this information had indeed been flagged by the Defense Intelligence Agency as a liar, a fabricator,” says David Kay, who served as the CIA’s chief weapons inspector in Iraq after the fall of Saddam. That source, an Iraqi defector who had never been debriefed by the CIA, was known within the intelligence community as “Curveball.”

After searching Iraq for several months across the summer of 2003, Kay began e-mailing Tenet to tell him the WMD evidence was falling apart. At one point, Wilkerson says, Tenet called Powell to tell him the claims about mobile bioweapons labs were apparently not true.

Trump is right. Wanna re-litigate the Iraq War in 2016 Jeb?

As bad as the Iraq War re-litigation is for Jebby. It is Marco Rubio that blew himself up to smithereens.

At the GOP debate Marco Rubio defended George W. Bush with more energy than the brother with low energy, the stiff Jeb. But Marco Rubio’s defense of George W. Bush should have every conservative, every Republican, every smart thinking Democrat, everybody very very worried about Rubio.

Here’s Marco Rubio’s defense of George W. Bush and the World Trade Center attacks as well as on the Iraq War:

Did George W. Bush keep us safe even though as Trump correctly asserts the World Trade Center towers came tumbling down? Fast talking Rubio fast talks through that nonsense but that is not the problem with Rubio’s world view policy. Donald Trump should focus on what Rubio said if the race ever comes down to Trump v. Rubio, as the political establishment desires.

Watch again, catch the problem with what Rubio said:

Marco Rubio takes the reprehensible, anti-conservative, anti-Republican position that the United States should bankrupt itself, send young American women and men into death’s jaws – IN ORDER TO ENFORCE WHAT THE UNITED NATIONS WANTS.

Marco Rubio defends the Iraq War because the U.N. passed resolutions against Iraq. Think about that!

Vote for Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio and vote for perpetual dumb war instead of what is in the national security interest of the United States. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio want to be George W. Bush III. The boo birds will feather their nests with perpetual dumb war, not necessary and smart wars. Trump is the change candidate the boo birds hate.

Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush blew themselves up last night. Donald J. Trump machine gunned, like Kelly, the entire Republican establishment, the Big Media establishment, the internationalists, the neo-cons, the America as world’s policeman, crackpots, and these loons think it is Trump that is hurt by the truth. Trump told the needed to be told truth.

The truth sets you free. That’s why Trump is free – flying high over the field, like an eagle, feasting on boo birds.


Trump Burns Bright In South Carolina #GOPDebate

Update: R.I.P. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 1936 – 2016. The politics are massive on this and have no doubt, Supreme Court nominations are all about politics.

We believe this helps, if we may be so crass as to discuss politics at this juncture, none other than Donald J. Trump. Others argue this hurts Trump because of the “electability” argument, but Trump is just as electable as any of the other GOP candidates and we think he is actually the only one that is electable.

Why do we think the politics of this issue help Trump? Because Trump is the tough guy. Trump will be the one that can force the GOP senate to grow a spine. As with the Muslim extremist attacks in Paris when many thought Trump would be hurt and we argued Trump would be helped – and Trump was helped enormously – tough Trump will lead the way against Obama.


Grab the sponges! Seize the towels! Stock up on the Brawny, the Bounty, and other absorbent paper! Tears will drip, the laughs will spew, the blood will wash over the stage and you will need everything to keep dry. Yup, the Republicans debate tonight in South Carolina, at 9:00 p.m. ET on the broadcast CBS network!

There will be little to none of the phony “my esteeeeemed colleague and respected opponent” crap tonight. This is to-the-death gladiatorial warfare.

The target of the GOP establishment tonight will once again be Maximus, er, The Donald, as traps and tigers are positioned to destroy the outsider so that the Emperor Commodus, er Jeb, has a chance to “surge” at this last hour. After all everyone else had their phony “surge” why not phony Jeb??? “Where’s my surge mommy? Carly, Carson, Scotty, Bobby, Chrissy, Marky, Teddy, they all got their surges mommy! Even brother George got his surge! Where’s my surge????? Wah, wah, wah, where’s my surge mommy?

The audience in the hall will be stacked with enemies of Trump but the TV audience will be with Trump, particularly the white working class. The composition of the audience won’t matter as much as the establishment hopes it will, however. Tonight, as in every gladiatorial battle, the warriors will live or die by their own talents and abilities.

Will replicant Marco Rubio acquire new sincerity software to replicate human emotion thereby prevent déjà vu indicator Matrix style glitches that hiccup verbal repetition from the parietal cortex? Or is the Marco Rubio “surge” over and done, along with the vaunted 3-2-1 strategy, currently reduced to a 3-3-0 probability paradigm? Only a blade runner knows for sure.

Will Barbara Bush wheel herself onto the stage and replace her low energy stiff of a son in combat? Or maybe the “mission accomplished” sibling will lack respect and knock Fredo from the tournament list to come on stage himself to rescue the clan from the brother that won’t even use their name in his campaign?

Ted Cruz? Will Ted Cruz get his precious? Ted Cruz thought he could pretend to be Donald Trump’s friend then in the end he would lead Trump to a trap. Gollum, er, Cruz also pretended to be Ben Carson’s friend only to stab him in Iowa. Whither Gollum, er, Cruz?

Oddly, Ted Cruz, wound up helping Ben Carson raise money, due to sympathy for the Cruz stab in the back. Now, Carson bleeds Cruz dry, because Carson takes evangelical votes away from Cruz at the moment Cruz needs those votes the most.

There’s lots of intrigue and questions which will be answered tonight:

Five things to watch for in the CBS Republican debate

Donald Trump versus Ted Cruz: Each candidate has a win under his belt, with Cruz claiming victory in the Iowa caucuses and Trump dominating the New Hampshire primaries.As they head into South Carolina, their attacks on each other are heating up. Trump this week accused the Cruz campaign of using “sleazy and dishonest” tactics in the Palmetto State, while the Cruz campaign is using attacks against Trump in its fundraising emails. It remains to be seen whether their nasty and personal attacks will reappear on the debate stage. [snip]

Can Jeb Bush build on his New Hampshire finish? The former Florida governor has struggled to gain much traction since launching his presidential bid, but after investing a considerable amount of time and money in New Hampshire, he placed fourth there. To keep his campaign alive, he’ll have to take the others down a notch.

Will Bush continue his pattern of taking on Trump on the debate stage? Or will he take on his competitors for the title of “establishment” candidate? Watch for Bush to take on Ohio Gov. John Kasich for expanding Medicaid, Cruz on defense issues, and Sen. Marco Rubio on the question of presidential readiness.

Can Rubio rehabilitate his image? In the last Republican debate, Rubio performed poorly — and it hurt him. After his relatively strong third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, expectations were high for the Florida senator. Yet days before the New Hampshire primary, Rubio let his fellow Republicans knock him off his game. He finished in a disappointing fifth place in New Hampshire. [snip]

How far right does Kasich move? John Kasich managed to take second place in the New Hampshire primaries after focusing all of his energy on that state — and catering to its famously independent-minded, moderate voters.

That strategy, however, won’t be as effective in deep red states like South Carolina. [snip]

Is this Ben Carson’s last stand?

As we have written so many times before, if Donald Trump wins with his strategy, he continues to win. Iowa was a bump, New Hampshire was a huge bump up. Now in South Carolina Trump is so well position that a win there and the nomination is effectively his. Ted Cruz will do everything he can do to prevent that from happening:

It’s a fight Cruz’s allies say they are ready for, as they prepare to assault Trump’s Republican credentials with an eye on the conservative, religious and security-focused voters throughout the south.

“There’s a Himalayan mountain of evidence out there that Donald Trump is not a conservative,” said Charlie Condon, a former South Carolina attorney general and a Cruz surrogate, pointing to Trump’s past positions on issues including abortion, health care and Wall Street bank bailouts. “I’m confident that everything I’m telling you will be discussed at the Peace Center.”

Condon said that the more Trump attacks Cruz on Saturday, the more the Texas senator will come across as the Trump “alternative.”

“It’s a recognition of what we think the reality is: This is becoming a two-man race,” he said. “So if you’re not comfortable with Donald Trump being president, whether for temperament reasons or judgment reasons or the fact that he really is a campaign conservative—he’s been a Democrat almost his whole life…if you’re uncomfortable with that…Cruz is the alternative.”

Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler said the candidate would be “prepared” for Trump, whose campaign he dismissed as unserious. “This is the Seinfeld candidacy,” he said. “It’s a campaign about nothing.” [snip]

In South Carolina, where polls show Trump with a double-digit lead over Cruz, the senator and his supporters are not holding back. “I’ve worked campaigns for long time and I’ve never seen the stuff Cruz is putting out,” said one Trump campaign staffer in the state, referring to mailers that question the businessman’s conservative credentials. [snip]

“As we approach South Carolina, Trump’s competitors will grow increasingly desperate,” said Seth Weathers, a Trump supporter who briefly served as the businessman’s George [sic] state director.

While Ted Cruz tries to supplant Trump, Rubio and Bush battle for third place in a six man race. And they’ll call third place a victory because… desperation. “It’s a cage match. One man wins, one man leaves.”

After New Hampshire, Donald Trump holds the shield and the sword. Trump has all the trump cards:

In cards, you usually can’t hope for a much better hand than pocket aces. Despite a minor speed bump in the form of the Iowa caucus, it would appear after his big win in New Hampshire, those are just the cards that Donald Trump is holding. [snip]

He has managed to become more polished and more refined while still maintaining the attitude so many voters have been getting behind. He projects as a defiant, no-nonsense leader who answers to no one, and his tough demeanor where he won’t give an inch is what has worked for him. It is a breath of fresh air to American’s who are tired of an Obama administration so willing to concede. [snip]

America loves a winner, and throughout the entire campaign process Trump has talked about how America just doesn’t win anymore. He has talked about how he has, in the past, had no trouble getting things done, making tough decisions, and being a winner himself. However, after the results in Iowa, that image Trump spent so much time promoting was in deep danger of being irrevocably tarnished. But now Trump has returned to stand back on top of the mountain, a winner once again. Only time will ultimately tell, but it appears “The Donald” has in fact been holding those pocket aces all along.

Rubio will attack Trump while defending himself against Cruz who will attack Trump while defending himself against Carson who will attack Cruz’ evangelical support while Trump gets evangelical support and will then get attacked by Jeb who will attack Trump while attacking Rubio who will attack Jeb, while the GOP donors in the audience attack Trump who will denounce the audience who will likewise be attacked by the television audience on CBS tonight. In brief, Trump will schlong them all.

Shine on Trump!


After New Hampshire: #Hillary2016 Crash And Bern; @RealDonaldTrump Deploys #FeelTheBern @BernieSanders Attack

Donald J. Trump and Bernie Sanders have a mighty, unified, singular, message for the rest of February. That message, if they take our advice, is simple and deadly effective. The message is “I am not owned by Goldman Sachs, never worked for Lehman Brothers, and never been a lobbyist.”

For Trump the way to destroy the weak second place in New Hampshire John Kasich (who spent most of his money in New Hampshire and now has no money, no organization, no future in 2016) is to remind South Carolina voters and the national audience at this Saturday’s debate that Kasich was a managing director at Lehman Brothers.

Trump can trash weak third place loser Ted Cruz for his many Goldman Sachs ties. As to Jeb Bush, Trump will remind all, that Jebbie was a registered lobbyist.

Trump will say he is not bought and paid for and no one owns him. That message will resonate powerfully in South Carolina, a state in which Donald Trump already has great popularity. Trump can mostly target Ted Cruz and let, as news reports indicate, Jebbie spend millions attacking Kasich and what remains of Robot Rubio.

Bernie Sanders will likewise scorch Hillary Clinton for her Goldman Sachs ties and her fundraising from the rich and powerful. Sanders will insist Hillary release transcripts of her Goldman Sachs speeches and Hillary will be attacked for the content of those speeches if she releases the speeches and if she doesn’t release the speeches she will be attacked for that failure.

The combined force of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders as they pummel this message will have a multiplier effect. That is our warning to all candidates not named Trump or Sanders.

As to “message” we will say it again: Hillary2016 is not a campaign – Hillary2016 is an embarrassment. Hillary supporters who deny or seek to excuse, or spin this fact away do themselves no credit and enable Hillary and Hillary2016 to remain in a bubble of self-denial and self-destructive behaviors.

In September of 2013 we wrote THE article on the not yet born Hillary2016. The title of our article, which we post and post and post until someone in Brooklyn Hillary Headquarters reads and understands what we wrote, was called: The Hillary Clinton 2016 Muddled Message Mess.

Today, after the embarrassment in Iowa termed as a “win” by deluded Hillary2016 staffers, and after the crushing loss of more than 20 points in New Hampshire, we hear echoes of what we made explicit in 2013. Only now, after Iowa, New Hampshire, and embarrassment upon embarrassment from Hillary2016 we read the obvious from The Hill newspaper:

Clinton allies panic over message

Allies to Hillary Clinton say her campaign’s problems boil down to a fundamental problem: messaging.

On the heels of a devastating loss to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, Clinton supporters having nightmares about a repeat of her 2008 primary loss say it’s time for a change.

They say Clinton has to quickly find her way out of this messaging conundrum and provide voters with a reason why they should elect the former secretary of state and first lady to the Oval Office.

I love her but I still don’t understand what her campaign is about,” said one longtime supporter, who argues that the failure to find a singular message for why she should be elected president is a huge issue for Team Clinton.

Hillary2016 is a muddled message mess. Hillary2016 deserves death. Hillary2016 is an utter embarrassment.

Hillary Clinton talks about what she wants to talk about. Hillary Clinton does not talk about what Americans want to talk about. This contemptuous attitude and monumental stupidity assures a deserved defeat.

At every embarrassing Hillary2016 event we hear Hillary Clinton talk about something. Some issue or policy pours out of Hillary’s mouth like vomit from a drunk. “I have a plan” noises emit. Blah, blah, blah, echoes from 2008 persist to be the Hillary2016 product. No one gives a damn.

Americans want to talk about their anxieties, the wrong track we are on, the truth of the failed Obama economy not the statistical bullsh*t numbers, the terror of terror, the failures of Obama foreign policy, the failures of Obama domestic policy, the failure of ObamaCare, the failure of ObamaTrade, the failure of fairness, the failure to unite, the failure of the political system establishment, the failure of the academic establishment, the failure of race relations, the failure of free speech to counter political correctness, the failure of leaders to speak the truth.

Instead of what Americans want Hillary talks about what Hillary wants to talk about. Hell with that. Hillary2016 is a muddled message mess and today some few speak out like we did when it mattered. It’s panic time says The Hill:

Some supporters appeared to be nearing a stage of panic.

“Something needs to happen. How they let a guy who was so far behind in the polls a few months ago come so close to winning Iowa and killing her in New Hampshire is crazy to me,” one supporter said.

People who have had conversations with the former first couple in recent weeks say Hillary and Bill Clinton agree that messaging has been a problem.

“If I had to take stock, I’d say it’s a big, if not the biggest problem facing the campaign,” said the longtime supporter.

Hillary2016 is a muddled message mess.

Last night in New Hampshire Robot Rubio suffered an electric short. But if you want to see failed robotics, watch Hillary2016:

“When she’s having a problem capturing women, there’s a problem,” one ally said. “I think it’s time for a bit of a reboot.”

In a brief speech in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, Clinton conceded, “I know I have some work to do, particularly with young people.”

A memo from campaign manager Robby Mook on Tuesday said the campaign has “built first-rate organizations in each state and we feel very good about our prospects for success.”

Robby the robot Mook. Remember HAL 9000?

Says Robbie the Robot Mook, “I still got the greatest confidence and enthusiasm in the mission.” Will someone please pull the plug!

Bernie Sanders will not be the Obama Dimocrat Party nominee. Chris Christie will not be the GOP nominee. But Chris Christie blew up Robot Rubio and Bernie Sanders will blow up the Hillary9000 candidacy.

On Thursday, Hillary and Sanders will debate. Expect Goldman Sachs, via Bernie Sanders, to rise up to choke Hillary.

On Saturday, at the GOP debate, expect Trump to wield a bat called “Lehman Brothers” onto John Kasich’s head and a Goldman Sachs bat to batter and bruise Cruz.

The Prairie Fire has begun to burn.


New Hampshire #Superbowl – #GOPDebate With @RealDonaldTrump, #Rubio2016, @TedCruz – There Will Be Blood

Update: Open thread: Brace for impact. The New Hampshire GOP debate. 8:00 ET. The “Live Free Or Die” state is now the “Do or Die” state.


The “year of the monkey“, on Monday. That dull football Superbowl on Sunday. Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live. Screw all that. Tonight is our Superbowl!!!

We know next to nothing about sports. We know less about football, American style, and wouldn’t mind knowing even less than that. But we do know that in football there are two teams and both teams develop an offensive strategy and a defensive strategy to achieve their tactical aims, taking into account the strengths and weaknesses of the respective players and generals coaches directing the armies teams, and succeed in the strategic aim, which is to score and win.

Football, we suspect, is like a military campaign in which the goal is to drop the bomb in the other team’s most closely guarded spot. It’s like ice hockey without the ice. It’s like a chess game in which the goal is to kill the most closely guarded player – the king. In other words, football at its best is a weak, silly, insignificant, diversion, which pales in comparison to the death match brutality of politics.

Tonight, the remaining GOP candidates for president, meet, in New Hampshire, in advance of Tuesday’s first in the nation primary election, and battle with verbal swords, to the death. The serious issues the nation faces should be paramount but they will also be weapons in this joust. There will be blood.

Tonight is very important because it is the last big chance the candidates have to sway the New Hampshire electorate. Unless you are a voter or candidate (or unfortunately in Big Media) your influence is relatively small. So, once again, we ask you put aside your personal preference for a candidate, and play strategist. What would you do?

Assume you are on team Donald J. Trump. What would you do? Attack Ted Cruz even though you pretty much have inflicted all the damage on him that is profitable at this point and more attacks only lead to Malthusian diminishing returns knowing Ben Carson will do that particular job – or attack the rising-in-the-polls second place or third place Rubio, or attack one of the other losers, er candidates, or play nice, discuss only the issues, and try to win the Nobel Peace Prize you have just been nominated for? What would you do?

Assume you are on team Marco Rubio. What would you do? Pretend to be very nice, tout endorsements, and hope niceness deflects or weakens potential incoming attacks and thereby, with a defensive strategy, try to continue to rise to a firm second place, and secretly hope to rise to first place? Or, attack first? Attack Cruz again? Or leave that to Ben Carson? Attack Jeb, knowing Christie will come to his defense? Attack Barbara Bush? What would you do?

Assume you are on team Ted Cruz. What would you do? Attack Trump knowing he will hit back hard but since you know you will lose New Hampshire anyway the goal would be to prevent Trump from winning New Hampshire with an infuriating series of attacks in order to finish off Trump in New Hampshire so that you can move on to South Carolina without Trump in the race and therefore you can consolidate the “outsider” vote? Or attack Rubio in order to come in second and continue to pose a problem for Trump as well as smash Rubio’s 3-2-1 strategy? Or attack one of the other, er, candidates, denounce them as “establishment” and burnish your appeal to South Carolina? What would you do?

Assume you are on team John Kasich. What would you do? Attack Trump knowing he has bested you before? Attack Rubio who stands in your way to the silver position? Or attack Cruz for the same reasons? Or attack one of the other candidates for whom New Hampshire is the “do or die” state? For Governor Kasich it is do or die in New Hampshire and tonight is his last chance to buckeye the odds. What would you do?

Assume you are on team Jeb Bush. What would you do? Prepare a smart answer for when Trump declares that “your mother has more energy than you do Jeb”? Attack Trump as the number one target? Attack Rubio, along with your ally Chris Christie, and bring down that weasel? Attack one of the other candidates for whom New Hampshire is “do or die” or attack Ted Cruz even though Ben Carson has a better case to make against Cruz? Continue poking the mighty bull, Donald Trump, and get the horns again? Or attack your ally Chris Christie because, well, Christie blocks your way too. What would you do?

Assume you are on team Chris Christie. What would you do? Understand that Trump is likely to win New Hampshire and that Rubio is the one that should lead the anti-Trump battle tonight? Would you concentrate all your attacks on that high-heeled bubble boy weasel from Florida? Stand with Jeb if Jeb is attacked or keep your mouth shut and watch Jeb suffer as the life leaves his limp body? Attack Kasich? Attack Cruz? Get on the floor and roll all over every other candidate, squashing them all to death? What would you do?

That last Dem debate on repulsive MSNBC got few eyeballs to turn in. Tonight’s bloodbath is on the ABC network so not only will the interest be high so will the availability of the broadcast. The debate tonight is at 8:00 p.m. ET. Eight O’Clock.

Tonight through Tuesday, New Hampshire is not the “Live Free Or Die” state. Tonight through Tuesday, New Hampshire is the “do or die” state for GOP presidential candidates.

We’ll be in our little pink boat tonight on the scarlet seas making snide comments and doing what we can with a play by play unofficial transcript.

We’ll recover tomorrow from tonight’s bloodbath. Tomorrow, we’ll forgo the tedious football Superbowl. We’ll watch the high tension drama of the Puppy Bowl instead.


We’ve Got The Transcript!!! Of Fox News #GOPDebate Without @RealDonaldTrump

Update: Open thread: Trump versus O’Reilly. Actions speak louder than words. Trump is fearless going on O’Reilly. Why would anyone spin the line that Trump is somehow “afraid” of Megyn Kelly?

Trump is on Fox News to attack Fox News! Make Fox News Great Again??? Who else would dare pull out of a debate a few days away from a close contest in Iowa then attack Fox News on Fox News?

Trump has announced his appearance at Drake University for wounded veterans which will air opposite the #2 #GOPDebate.


We’ve obtained the transcript of the next GOP debate before Iowa votes via special powers which include but are not limited to witchcraft, channeling, and crystal balls – all conducted with special exemptions provided us by Iowa evangelicals so we are clear on the satanism charge.

After the transcript we will provide analysis, as only we can, of what it all means. Here’s the transcript of the Fox News GOP Debate this Thursday without Donald Trump:

First question from Megyn Kelly: Our first question goes to all the candidates, take as much time as you wish on this one. Our question is “How bad is Donald Trump? Is Donald Trump afraid of me? Is it worse that Donald Trump is a coward who is afraid of me, as my friend Michael Moore believes, or is it that he is just plain evil and wants to destroy this wonderful Fox News which we all know is fair and balanced, or is Donald Trump a monster created from radioactive materials??? Take your time to explore all these possibilities, candidates. We’ll start with the great man Donald Trump declared to be “low energy” the wonderful scion of the Jeb family, Jeb!”

Jeb Bush: Thank you Megyn Kelly, you are wonderful. Yes, everything you “asked” about Donald Trump is true. Donald Trump is evil. He mocked me as “low energy” even though my mother and all my friends know I drink Red Bull and am a real powerhouse. Yes, Donald Trump is evil, but the real evil is Marco Rubio. You know Marco Rubio is a liar and a back-stabber…

Megyn Kelly: This is not about little Marco Rubio and his big lies. I only want to know how bad Donald Trump is.

Jeb Bush: Megyn, Donald Trump is bad, but Marco Rubio is afraid of me because I am now #2 in New Hampshire. We all know Donald Trump is going to win in Iowa and New Hampshire so this race is now about who will be #2 and I am a real #2.

Marco Rubio: You are a real #2 Jeb, every time I go to the bathroom I think of you. But the ultimate #2 is Ted Cruz, that slimy liar who lies about everything. Ted Cruz pretends he is against amnesty for illegal immigrants but he is lying about this just as he is lying about TPP and liar Cruz…

Megyn Kelly: Stick to the topic! How bad is Donald Trump, Ted Cruz?

Ted Cruz: Oh, Megyn. Thank you to Fox News for holding this fair and balanced debate in fair and balanced Iowa with all the wonderful people of Iowa here and I could not be happier with the people of Iowa and the wonderful opportunity to be with the people of Iowa and you Megyn. Megyn, Donald Trump is evil. He hates you because you are beautiful and desirable. But Donald Trump hates the people of Iowa because he won’t come here and bring up the ratings for this debate. Megyn as you know, because you are well informed and wonderful, I have challenged Donald Trump to a one on one debate…

Chris Christie: Yeah, right, Ted. Donald said he’ll debate you in Canada you scumbag…

Megyn Kelly: This is about how bad Donald Trump is. Stick to the issues. We have a young and attractive illegal immigrant and a young and attractive proud Muslim woman waiting in the wings to attack Trump so let’s keep this show moving.

Rand Paul: Megyn, Megyn, can I respond? Can I respond? I never get a chance to respond. But now with Donald Trump hanging out with wounded warriors I get a chance. Can I respond? Can I respond?

Megyn Kelly: Go ahead Ron, respond. Tell us how bad Donald Trump is.

Rand Paul: Megyn, Megyn, back when I had a chance to win Iowa I warned the nation against Trump. Now I am rock bottom so let me try to kick up. Trump is bad. But you know who is really bad. Marco Rubio is really bad. Marco is…

Megyn Kelly: This is about how bad Trump is not that sniveling little high-heeled ex-con. How bad is Trump?

Ben Carson: I too was once on top until Donald Trump made fun of me. I once was a sturgeon. I mean I once was a surgeon and a wannabee president until Trump beat me up. That all I have to say except that we should all be wonderful and I have a wonderful wife and you are wonderful too Kelly Megyn.

Jeb Bush: Let’s not forget how bad Marco Rubio is.

Marco Rubio: It’s time for a new generation of leadership. Everyone is tired of the Bushes and the Clintons. But we need someone from the new generation who is wonderful, like me. We don’t need liars like Ted Cruz…

Ted Cruz: Donald Trump is bad.

Chris Christie: You’re worst you lying Canadian.

Ted Cruz: You’re fat!

Marco Rubio: But you’re a fat liar TED.

Jeb Bush: You’re short you little high heeled twerp with the arrest record.

Megyn Kelly: Let’s bring on the Muslim woman to tell Iowa how bad Donald Trump is, and you are all forbidden to mention Islamic terrorism….

The debate goes downhill from there. We won’t bore you with the rest of the transcript.

Now for some analysis.

As we have discussed before, we believe Trump is in a win/win/win/ and we’ll add an additional “win”, position in this fight. Trump’s fight with Fox News is a much needed push back against Big Media. For too long Big Media has polluted, not informed, our campaigns and debates. Big Media personalities inject their manufactured “personalities” into everything as if Americans care a whit about them.

Donald Trump demonstrates great strength, not by talking, but by doing. Trump’s fight against his strongest opponent, which is Fox News and the interests Fox News represents (such as illegal immigration amnesty and protection of powerful elites such as the Bush clan) is a display of power. Trump has Fox News on the ropes, bleeding:

Trump’s Debate Boycott Throws Fox News Into Chaos

Tonight, Donald Trump’s months-long war with Fox News entered a chaotic and — for both sides — perilous new phase when Trump called Roger Ailes’s bluff and announced he was boycotting Fox’s debate to protest Megyn Kelly’s aggressive coverage of his campaign. Instead, Trump said he would host his own Iowa town hall to raise money for veterans and let other networks cover it. One clear sign of the gravity of tonight’s development is the sense of confusion that is swirling throughout Fox. The network is split between Kelly’s allies like Brit Hume and conservative anchors that are furious that Kelly — who graces the cover of Vanity Fair this month — has become the face of the network. An anchor fumed that Kelly hosted Michael Moore on her program tonight and the lefty filmmaker defended her against Trump. “That would be like Rachel Maddow laughing along with Charles Koch as he trashed Hillary Clinton!” the anchor said. One producer speculated that Fox could go “National Review” on Trump and start attacking him.

For Trump, the political risks are obvious: His absence from the Fox stage just four days before the Iowa Caucus provides his rivals with a prime-time platform to tee off on him with no chance for him to fire back. For Ailes, the risks are less immediate, but potentially as consequential to maintaining his power. No matter how loudly GOP candidates complained about Fox’s loutish politics in private, none risked taking Ailes on in public for fear of losing access to this crucial constituency — until Trump, that is. Even if Trump’s boycott backfires, he’s already achieved a historic victory: exploding the myth that a Republican candidate can’t openly challenge Fox.

Trump fights Big Media and demonstrates not only self-respect, but strategic/tactical savvy and a powerful sense of leadership as well. Trump has taken a huge risk but the rewards are great as well.

But the risks are not as bad as portrayed by many in Big Media. As our “transcript” reveals most of the conventional analysis about the candidates attacking Trump at the debate is quite misguided. Remember that joke against lawyers being chased by the wild animal? One lawyer puts on her running shoes and the other lawyer says “you can’t outrun” the animal. The other lawyer responds “I don’t have to outrun the animal, I have to outrun you.”

That’s what will happen in the Fox News debate. There will be obligatory attacks against Trump – but LESS attacks than if Trump were there. If Trump appeared at the debate he would, as the leader of the race in every state including Iowa, be under relentless attack. Trump would also bring millions of eyeballs and ears to hear others attack him. It makes no sense for Trump to boost ratings for a show that will trash him.

Most importantly, after each candidate lobs a nasty remark against Trump they will take advantage of the additional time to take down their real opponent. Jeb Bush’s real opponent now is Marco Rubio. Marco Rubio’s real opponent now is Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz’s real opponent now is Donald Trump so he will attack Donald Trump but that will come at the expense of defenselessness against the ceaseless attacks against him from Marco Rubio. Who wins as every candidate tries to outrun the other candidate? Trump. Trump – not shaken, but stirred up to fight.

It is Fox News that is shaken to the foundations. Fox News and Fox Business are waging a campaign of unfair and unbalanced coverage to try to destroy Trump. They try to say Trump is “hiding” and “afraid”. The problem with those charges is that his very persona proves that Trump is courageous and fearless and certainly does run away from any fight. It is Fox News that attacks out of fear:

And while the network appears to be publicly siding with Kelly, who is still set to moderate Thursday’s debate, the network is also reportedly trying to privately plead with Trump the best way they know how – through the women in his life.

Joe Scarborough, who has a close relationship with many people at Fox News, revealed on Morning Joe Wednesday morning that Fox News CEO Roger Ailes had been trying to contact both Ivanka and Melania Trump hoping they could convince Trump to change his mind, but that Trump would only speak to Rupert Murdoch.

Trump may be able to address some of these issues and claims Wednesday night as he is set to appear on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor.

Think about that: Donald Trump is going on Fox News to attack Fox News!!! Donald Trump is going on Fox News to attack Fox News. And Fox News is too weak to do anything about it other than undermine their “fair and balanced” slogan with 24/7 “unfair and unbalanced” coverage.

With an ordinary candidate in an ordinary election, Fox News would be in a strong position, able to attack the candidate 24/7. But Donald J. Trump is anything but an ordinary candidate in an ordinary election. Fox News attacks Trump, but Trump is not limited to Fox News.

Every other network that will not cover the Fox News debate, in other words, every other network, will love the counter-programming that Donald Trump provides. Not only do other networks get to bash Fox News. The other networks get a ratings bonanza with coverage of Trump and the wounded warriors. The wounded warriors win. Trump wins. The other networks win. Fox News loses.

Ted Cruz is the only one that can make a claim that Trump’s absence profits him. That’s why Ted Cruz has been everywhere mocking Trump. No one believes Cruz when he says Trump is afraid. No one believes Ted Cruz when he claims that his attacks are on behalf of the wonderful people of Iowa. The only Cruz attack that resonated with the attention hungry Iowa GOP was his demand that Trump debate him one-on-one. Pity that with one Tweet, Trump stomped Cruz:

Donald Trump would be happy to debate Ted Cruz “mano-a-mano.” Or as they might say in some parts of Canada, “tête-à-tête.”

Trump on Thursday answered Ted Cruz’s call for a “mano-a-mano” Lincoln-Douglas debate with yet another retort about the Texas senator’s Canadian origins.

“Even though I beat him in the first six debates, especially the last one, Ted Cruz wants to debate me again. Can we do it in Canada?” he tweeted.

The Republican National Committee banned as moderators NRO and NBC because of their bias. Yet the RNC does nothing to block Megyn Kelly who demonstrates her bias against a candidate every day. At the very least Megyn Kelly should recuse herself and not make herself the story. This is supposed to be about the voters, right?

Doesn’t Fox News have any other “personality”? Fox News has plenty of tough anchors and smart women (Martha MacCallum, Harris Faulkner for instance) that can moderate a debate and not bring the same problems as Kelly Megyn or Megyn Kelly what every she’s called (h/t to Stump for Trump girls)?

The hope at Fox News is that Trump will be universally attacked from the right. Ain’t happenin’:

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, meanwhile, sided with Trump on the dispute. “Fox News was acting like they had been jilted at the altar,” Limbaugh said on Wednesday.

Nobody since the Kennedy family has had such an outsize influence on the media, Limbaugh mused to listeners. And the Kennedys “are pikers compared to the way Trump is doing this,” he added.

Screw the rules, he’s saying,” Limbaugh remarked, according to a transcript, talking through Trump’s reasoning. “Why should I willingly give them another shot at me in a circumstance they control, why should I do it? What’s the sense in it for me? I’m leading; I’m running the pack here; why in the world should I put myself in that circumstance? I’ve already seen what’s gonna happen.

Limbaugh is not alone on the right in his defense of Trump as Breitbart weighs in with the Fox News agenda:

The Anti-Trump Network: Fox News Money Flows into Open Borders Group

At a press event Tuesday evening, Trump seemed to cite disparate treatment from the network as his reasoning for not participating. “What’s wrong over there, something’s wrong,” Trump said of the “games” Roger Ailes and the network are “playing.”

In asking the question of “what’s wrong over there?” Trump has shined a spotlight on one of Washington’s best kept secrets: namely, Fox’s role via its founder Rupert Murdoch in pushing an open borders agenda. The Trump campaign is a direct threat to Murdoch’s efforts to open America’s borders. Well-concealed from virtually all reporting on Fox’s treatment of Trump is the fact that Murdoch is the co-chair of what is arguably one of the most powerful immigration lobbying firms in country, the Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE).

In addition to blanketing the country, media, and politicians with literature, advertisements, and a barrage of lobbyists pushing for open border immigration policies, the Partnership for A New American Economy (PNAE) was a prime lobbyist for one of the biggest open borders pushes in American history: Sen. Marco Rubio’s 2013 Gang of Eight immigration bill.

The trap was set for Donald Trump. Pretty and young Muslim, pretty and young illegal immigrant, the designated official attack dogs for Fox News to take down Trump:

“We have a presidential candidate whose loudest message reeks of hatred and Islamophobia… turning on the news now is scary, and oftentimes, humiliating,” the Muslim woman, Nabela Noor, says in a December YouTube video.

She admits to becoming a Muslim political activist amid the growing criticism of Islam’s doctrines. “The current social environment for Muslims today is not safe or just… as a Muslim American, I felt like I needed to use my voice,” she claimed.

Noor also urged her YouTube viewers to rally against critics of Islam. “I’m so thankful for those who speak up and out against anti-Islamic speech and ideologies. Our community needs more allies like you, but we have a long way to go,” she said.

This Nabela Noor was to be an official questioner, in other words a Fox News attack dog against Trump. Trump dodged the trap. Dulce Candy, or sweet candy, was the illegal immigrant prepped by Fox News to snarl at Trump. Now Dulce and Nabela can attack the other candidates.

Little wonder then that before Trump left the building, Megyn Kelly TweetedThis race will look totally different, I promise, on Friday than it does today.” The trap was set, but the wily fox escaped.

Pat Buchanan, from the right too, defends Trump:

Buchanan said, “He’s got a perfect right to drop out of the debate. They baited him, they taunted him and they disrespected him in a mock news release and he simply decided—look if that’s the way you are going to treat me go ahead have your debate and I’m not attending. I mean you got a perfect right to do that. CNBC I think has been dropped out of a debate because of the handling by the moderators. National Review has been dropped out of a debate after it launched an all out attack on Trump. And so Trump responds and says I’m not going to be in the debate. I think he’s made the right decision from his standpoint and I hope he stands by it.”

Trump? A new poll from Iowa:

Another Iowa poll shows Trump keeps his lead in the Hawkeye – Monmouth University: Trump 30, Cruz 23, Rubio 16, Carson 10, Bush 4

Trump is in the lead everywhere. Trump fought as we suggested he should with a boycott of the Fox News debate. Instead of Bernie Sanders, we’ll see honorable wounded warriors.

In New Hampshire Jeb Bush has crawled to #2. It’s a fix folks. It’s either Bush or Trump. And Trump is #1 pissing on #2.

At the debate the #2s will be #2ing each other. It’s a dog eat dog world for the second slot at the Fox News GOP debate. #1 Trump won’t be with the #2s. Trump has other things to do – like win.