POTUS Trump Schlongs: From Davos To DACA

The weak-kneed yelped when President Trump announced he was going to Davos. “Sell-out to the globalists!” these dimwits yelled. The weak-kneed scowled when President Trump’s supposed latest DACA plan leaked. “Sell-out! Impeachment fodder! Liar! Bad negotiator! It’s over for Trump!” Don’t listen to these losers. They’re wrong, President Trump is right.

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AceOfSpades does not know what he is talking about. This loser attacked Trump constantly during the election. The young, but always ill health nut Ace, even vowed to become a Dimocrat because Trump was such loser. Now Ace is aghast once again, weak-kneed, and dumb as ever:

Well, I’ve always suspected Trump would be a weak sister on immigration. Yesterday I gave him the benefit of the doubt, waiting for people I trust to weigh in.

Now they’ve weighed in, and it appears that I won’t be trusting Trump — or even Steven Miller — on this issue in the future.

Schumer has now rejected this offer, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no damage done: This offer, as weak as it is, now becomes the negotiating floor for future Democratic demands. This is where we start from — and God knows where we finish. [snip]

This weak, concede-everything-up-front-and-beg-for-reciprocal-concessions in seventeen years just about concedes that we are now officially an Open Borders land-space, and no longer an actual sovereign nation.

Ace’s co-blogger, the usually astute J.J. Sefton, is likewise citing the worst dumb-asses at Breitbart on the Trump plan. Sefton selects this dumb-ass nugget of nothing from Breitbart to size up the Trump plan:

In negotiation theory, one of the most basic mistakes is to bid against oneself. The Trump White House seems to have made that error, establishing 1.8 million “DREAMers” as a new anchor, a new minimum target for amnesty.

Joel Pollack and Ace lecturing President Trump on the Art of the Deal is like Jeb Bush lecturing Trump on the need for a high energy presidency.

Let’s clue Pollack and Ace and the rest of the wobble crew who think they know more about negotiation than President Trump. Fellas, President Trump is not negotiating. President Trump is playing with the squirrel.


Anyone, Cryin’ Chuck (a.k.a. “ShutdownSchumer”), Ace, Pollack, Coulter, etc. who thinks President Trump is negotiating DACA is out of their minds. These are the same crackpots who thought President Trump had given away his presidency when he “negotiated” on national TV with opponents and supporters of the DACA caca. This is what we wrote at the time of the last Trump “sellout”:

Watch as President Trump pretty much says ‘yeah, I’ll sign anything you give me to sign on DACA. You people are so smart and quick witted I am sure you will come up with something perfect. I will sign whatever you give me because I have no demands for this act-of-love-legislation we will produce. I’ll take the heat from those that are upset. Let’s get this done. It will be beautiful. Of course, what you will produce for me to sign will be so brilliant and wonderful and ready for my signature — because it will include the absolutely-necessary-beyond-any-question WALL, an end to chain migration, an end to lottery visas, an end to catch and release, as well as all the security that will be absolutely necessary.’

What President Trump essentially said was ‘I have no demands to make. Of course, you will give me everything I want.’

Our analysis was soon proven correct as President Trump shut down Lindsey Graham and his amnesty gang. Soon thereafter came the shut down of the government over DACA.

What Ace and the wobble crew who think they know so much about negotiations apparently missed is that the SchumerShutdown was the war. Trump won the war. All that remains is the signing of the documents of surrender.

Recall what we wrote during the SchumerShutdown:

At the end of this fight the Obama Dimocrats will lose. The Obama Dimocrats want to rally their base even as they alienate the independent voters they need. The #SchumerShutdown does rally the Obama Dimocrat base but when the #SchumerShutdown ends in failure and there is no caca DACA deal, the Obama Dimocrat base will be disgusted and discouraged by yet another big loss to the powerful President Donald J. Trump.

The Obama Dimocrats lost the war. Ace and Pollack and the rest of numb-skulls who can’t negotiate their way out of the gym steam-room do not see that President Trump steam-rolled Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck.

Let’s review the history before we play out the string to see why President Trump has won the war during the SchumerShutdown.

1) An exchange of threats and counter threats before the January deadline to fund the government.

2) Obama Dimocrats demanded DACA amnesty in exchange for government funding.

3) President Trump held his “negotiation” on live TV with Obama Dimocrats and Republicans.

4) President Trump during his TV “negotiation” said he would sign a DACA bill but somehow the Obama Dimocrats and the wobbly Ace crew missed the many times President Trump declared that he would sign a DACA bill as long as he got all the things he wanted (such as end to chain migration, end of visa lottery, money for the wall, etc.)

5) Lindsey Grahamesty and his crew went to the White House with an amnesty plan that gave President Trump nothing and President Trump, alongside Senators Tom Cotton and Purdue, informed Lindsey to go to Hell.

6) President Trump endorsed a very good immigration bill presented to the House of Representatives by Congressman Goodlatte.

7) Obama Dimocrats, convinced President Trump would fold, begin the SchumerShutdown.

8) A panicked Cryin’ Chuck, desperate to see the SchumerShutdown end offers President Trump 25 billion for the wall in appropriations.

9) President Trump, sure of victory as Obama Dimocrats threaten to abandon the SchumerShutdown because of fears of losing their elections, declares he will not negotiate until the government is reopened.

10) Cryin’ Chuck ends the SchumerShutdown in humiliation having gained nothing but a depressed Obama Dimocrat base.

That was the war ladies and gentlemen. The war ended with total surrender by Obama Dimocrats.

The next phase of the surrender is the February 8 deadline for government funding. Let’s play out Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck’s alternatives for the government funding deadline:

1) Shut down the government again if there is no DACA deal is alternative #1.

2) Fund the government even without a DACA deal is alternative #2.

3) Because nothing has changed – the results of alternative #1, SchumerShutdown#2, will be the same as before. A President Trump victory and collapse of the SchumerShutdown#2 will be guaranteed. President Trump knows this and Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck knows this. All the senators running in Trump states know this. There are 26 Obama Dimcrats running for reelection and 8 Republican senators running for reelection in safe states. They all know this. SchumerShutdown#2 will result only in further destruction of Obama Dimocrat morale and fury from the DACAs directed against the Obama Dimocrats.

4) Alternative #2 also results in fury from the DACAs directed against the Obama Dimocrats. Also further destruction of Obama Dimocrat morale will result. President Trump wins again.

At this point we can see that the Obama Dimocrats are in an ugly strategic position no matter what happens. Once again President Trump holds all the cards in the casino he owns.

What else can happen? Well, the obvious solution is that the entire proposition fails. See alternative #1 and #2 above. Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy Pelousy along with many anti-illegal immigration organizations as well as many open borders kooks have denounced the deal and promise to torpedo the alleged deal. We’ll be fine with no DACA caca deal. No DACA is a fine art of the deal ending as far as we are concerned.

But there is another possibility. It is a far fetched possibility. But it could happen. It could happen. That alternative is a DACA deal. This is the DACA deal scenario :

1) President Trump proposes a deal this coming Monday, much like the one that has thus far been leaked and derided by Ace and the clown cars.

2) Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck and the Obama Dimocrats come to the realization that “resistance is futile”. The deal is tens of billions for the wall and border security; end of chain migration; end of visa lottery.

3) Senator Tom Cotton and those concerned about American security propose that “border security” means an e-verify system. Senator Tom Cotton proposes to strengthen the immigration bill with e-verify. E-verify is the holy grail of genuine border control and visa overstay solutions.

4) Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck either takes the revised by Cotton deal or returns to “resistance”.

5) Continued resistance leads to the expiration of DACA in March. Losers are the DACA protected and Obama Dimocrats who will be seen as treacherous goofballs by the Obama Dimocrat base and by the illegal aliens among us. Results are DACA dies and deportations begin.

6) On the other hand, Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck might get Obama Dimocrats to swallow the DACA deal whole. Maybe Senator Tom Cotton can be talked out of proposing e-verify and thereby possibly killing a DACA deal outright in the Senate.

7) The DACA deal passes in the Senate and goes to the House of Representatives.

8) The bill goes to the House of Representatives.

9) The Freedom Caucus adds e-verify to the proposed legislation in the House of Representatives.

10) The House passes the immigration bill mostly with Republican votes, including e-verify.

At this point the bill returns to the U.S. Senate. Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck has several possibilities:

1) Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck can reject the House bill and kill DACA. This results in Obama Dimocrats cheering and DACA soon-to-be-deportees furious. Or…

2) With DACAites so close to an amnesty, and that is what this will be even if citizenship is at minimum a decade away, the DACAites might insist at that point in the bill passing. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, might be the thought here. This results in a total Trump victory, a resolution of the DACA situation, and fury among the Obama Dimocrat nihilist base.

The bottom line in every scenario is that President Trump holds the cards, including all the trump cards, in the casino he owns. Every gambler knows the casino always wins.

As we have seen so many times before, the lies about President Trump being a sell-out, are always disproved. Remember when President Trump was called a sell-out because he made the deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer back in early September 2017? President Trump was attacked and called a sell-out and a bad negotiator because, it was alleged, President Trump would be forced in December to give Pelousy and Cryin’ Chuck everything they wanted including DACA. December came and went and President Trump got what he wanted, including that massive tax cut bill while Pelousy and Chuck were left cryin’.

Remember when President Trump said he would end DACA in six months and the same losers called him a bad negotiator and immigration softee? Here’s some of what we wrote back then which is very pertinent as March approaches and February 8 approaches:

As for the nightmare “dreamers”, years ago we warned them not to sign up for flim-flam con man Barack Obama’s unconstitutional lie because they would be surrendering their personal information willingly. Let’s sniff this DACA caca and let’s start with the dopey “dreamers” who believed in Barack Obama.

Not only did the dopeey “dreamers” turn over all their personal information and location to the federal government, they did so knowing full well that (1) DACA could be repealed at any time, and; (2) that the information they provided to the federal government could be used to kick them out at any time; (3) that they were so informed in documents they signed to obtain DACA status; and (4) because by the act of applying for DACA exemption they confessed they were in the USA illegally!

The DACA “dreamers” were fools. They gave away their locations and confessed their illegality. Without a deal, they will be deported to their home countries where they can protest and disrupt and see how quickly they find themselves in a brutal jail cell.

As to the Republicans, March will begin the primary season. The GOP better get a really good deal on immigration for the American people. That was all part of President Trump’s strategy five months ago when he announced DACA would end in March.

In short, President Trump has the GOP establishment and elected officials on a leash. President Trump has Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck and deranged Nancy Pelousy tied down to a wagon like mules.

The obvious steps we have outlined will not satisfy the dullards who are either the first to run from a fight (ACE) or those who want to convince Trump voters that he is tricking them (NeverTrumptards) and will find a way to betray everything Trump has said for decades. These mental weaklings devise all sorts of plots whereby Trump will betray Trump voters. One scenario is the ‘Trump will extend DACA past March’ nonsense.

Can President Trump extend DACA past March? Um, we discussed this a long time ago. We cited the case ruled on by Judge Hanen which decision was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit and which the Supreme Court upheld with a 4-4 vote (after the death of Justice Scalia). Any attempt to extend DACA will fail in the courts when certain states go to court and challenge DACA. The threats of lawsuits by these states is what gave President Trump no alternative but to announce the end of DACA. But even without a lawsuit, DACA died already:

Here’s why Trump won’t extend the March 5 deadline for a DACA fix [snip]

“I certainly have the right to that, if I want,” Trump said Wednesday when asked if he could push the date back.

But immigration lawyers and even many in his own administration disagree, in large part because in the minds of Department of Homeland Security officials, the DACA program has already been repealed, and there’s nothing left to extend. [snip]

To the contrary, DACA was effectively killed on Oct. 5 when DHS stopped accepting any initial requests or renewal applications from people who came to the U.S. as minors and illegally stayed.

Therefore, the March 5 date just marks the end of the grace period established in the hope Congress would propose another solution.

That means as of Oct. 5 of last year, there’s “nothing left to extend,” Royce Murray, policy director at the American Immigration Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, told the Washington Examiner. [snip]

“While the new DHS Secretary could theoretically issue a new memo to re-create the DACA program, they would have to distance themselves from the policy and litigation positions that DOJ and DHS have been taking in opposition to the program,” Murray wrote in an email.

That includes President Trump’s Jan. 25, 2017, executive order directing federal agencies to “faithfully execute the immigration laws of the United States,” which states the government cannot “exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement.”

In addition, a Sept. 4 letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions advised DHS that DACA “was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch” led by former President Barack Obama.

None of this is confusing. President Trump knows what he is doing. We’re not saying this is “three dimensional chess” that President Trump is up to, like Obama worshipers used to say when they did not know what the Hell that treacherous dummy was up to. What we are saying is that President Trump knows what he is doing.

President Trump proposes a down the road amnesty for not 700,000 but 1.8 million illegal aliens, maybe. The Obama Dimocrats react with outrage and shouts of “white supremacy”. Who wins the argument? President Trump (as illegal immigration hard liner Tom Cotton has said) appears generous and kind even as Obama Dimocrats give themselves away as screaming loons who want an issue not a solution. Loons for whom millions of illegals in the country is never enough. Who wins this artful dealing in the court of public opinion and in the halls of congress?

[Hey, we wrote about this starting in 2009 when Barack Obama said he would pass an immigration bill through the 60 vote Dimocrat majority in the Senate during his first hundred days. Didn’t happen. Then Obama moved the deadline from the first 100 days to the first year, then the second year then the first term, then the second term. Didn’t happen because the issue was more valuable than the results.]

What is President Trump doing? He’s Art of the Dealing. President Trump is turning the Obama Dimocrat wedge issue, into a Trumpian Wedge Issue. Instead of Americans saying “racist Republicans don’t want rational immigration reform” American voters will say “crackpot Obama Dimocrats can’t take yes for an answer and scream no matter what is offered – time to get rid of these Obama Dimocrat crackpots”. President Trump is turning Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck into a never-say-yes-Palestinian.

President Trump is art of the dealing. Think of Mary Poppins, “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down in a most delightful way.”



President Trump is administering some tough to take medicine on Obama Dimocrats like Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck. So he adds a little sugar. “Swallow this Chuckie my boy, you will not die, it is not poison.”

Speaking of sugar.

DAVOS

The same dullards who accused President Trump of betraying his voters when the DACA supposed plan was leaked also yelled about President Trump’s announcement of his future visit to Davos, the globalist enclave.

When the “betrayal” card folded, the accusation became that President Trump would not be welcome. That too proved to be a stupidity. President Trump went to Davos, promoted America and America First, and did very well as even the New York Times was forced to admit.



Davos to DACA, President Trump schlonged them all.

Next week, President Trump will officially present his immigration trap, er… plan, to congress, deliver the State of the Union Speech (Tuesday night), and overturn Obama’s directive to close the Guantanamo Base prison and instead declare Gitmo will remain open. The #ReleaseTheMemo memo might also be released.

Trump will once again have a busy week overturning Obama’s “Make America Decline” agenda as well as strive with high energy to “Make America Great Again”.

Warning to President Trump opponents: Prepare to be schlonged.

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Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!: Gorsuch Filibuster Reality

The left is disgusting, but the right ain’t too bright. On March 2, we wrote Conservative Treehouse doesn’t make sense:

Some on the right foolishly and mistakenly believe the madness will break during the Supreme Court confirmation fight for soon-to-be Justice Gorsuch. Some on the right, not understanding Obama Dimocrats, foolishly don’t understand the political battle as they concoct wild theories about why the filibuster won’t be deployed against soon-to-be Justice Gorsuch. These are dangerous delusions. The left is not even near full madness.

Conservative Treehouse dreamed up some silly scenario, so bizarre that you can read and reread it and it still can’t be understood, not even by the initial commentors, about why Neil Gorsuch was a shoe-in and no filibuster would be deployed by Chuck Schumer. The “rationale” for such a bizarre conclusion was too silly to even explain in any reality-based way. The Conservative Treehouse “analysis”: “Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will not filibuster the nomination. Relax, it’s 100%. 100%. Done.

That Treehouse analysis is nutty as a squirrel’s sac. It did not get any better after Chuck Schumer confirmed that indeed, as we predicted, there will be a filibuster. After delusional theory #1 exploded, the Treehouse churned up some more nutty butter to spread which made as little sense as their first flub. It was something about Russians and… well… this latest theory was again too silly to give serious consideration to.

Let’s explain political reality, as seen by Obama Dimocrats, to Conservative Treehouse so they can begin to add some bit of obvious to the discussion.

First, Conservative Treehouse and the not-too-bright right, think that it is the next Supreme Court confirmation battle or the one after that (when presumably a left wing Justice leaves the high court) that matters and that Gorsuch’s seat on the high court is somewhat of an afterthought. This is supremely stupid.

In all caps: GORSUCH IS THE BATTLE THAT MUST BE WON! It is not the next confirmation, nor the one after that that matters. Chuck Schumer understands that Neil Gorsuch must be defeated because Gorsuch’s confirmation will be a devastating blow to the left from which the left will not recover for generations. Neil Gorsuch returns the court to a conservative majority. That majority might not be the perfect conservative majority of the ideologically right wing – but Neil Gorsuch will return a 5-4 majority to the Supreme Court. THAT IS THE BATTLE. THAT IS EVERYTHING.

After the GOP ObamaCare repeal and replace defeat, Chuck Schumer knows that one more big defeat for President Trump and the Republicans will mean the GOP is neutered and the 2018 elections become a real contest with likely Obama Dimocrat victories unimaginable until now. The consequences of a Neil Gorsuch defeat means that President Trump would have to name a new nominee to the Supreme Court who would have to be a centrist (and still not be confirmed) and more time would be burned up and less and less could be accomplished by President Trump.

Chuck Schumer is doing what any brilliant General knows to do when your forces are weak and outmatched by the opposition: stall for time. In time, the stronger forces grow weaker and the weaker forces grow stronger.

Now, some on the not-too-bright-right will respond that “no, the big battle will be the one to replace the dead Justice Ginsberg.” Um, stupid. If Justice Ginsberg dies (or resigns) while Trump is president, President Trump does not really have to do anything. The Supreme Court would go from a 5-4 conservative majority to a 5-3 conservative majority on the court via subtraction. A one vote majority would become a two vote majority automatically. Of course, President Trump would make a nomination and then the majority would become a 6-3 majority. But 5-3 or 6-3 the left can add single digits. The Obama Dimocrats like Chuck Schumer understand all this. The left knows Neil Gorsuch is THE battle even if the right is not too bright. Conservative Treehouse and the not-too-bright-right hallucinated themselves into a dream that Gorsuch is not the most important battle for the left.

In addition, the left will frequently circumvent the political process by going to the courts to gain in the judicial arena what they lost in the political arena. That’s why Barack Obama and Harry Reid destroyed the judicial filibuster to get Obama nominees to the district and appellate courts confirmed.

For the left, Gorsuch is everything. For the left all the gains at the district and appellate level will be eliminated if the high court regains a conservative majority. The left is correct, the right is wrong, in this analysis.

Chuck Schumer also understands that 2018 will be a very difficult election for Obama Dimocrats because so many Dimocrats are running and many of those will fight for reelection in red states that Donald J. Trump won with wide margins; while few Republicans are up for reelection at all and most of those are in red states. Chuck Schumer also understands that the dimwits on the left, unlike the right, rarely vote in off year elections.

Chuck Schumer and the left further understand that their hope in 2018 and 2020 is to run a “base” election. To run a “base” election the base has to be happy. The DailyKooks left base will not be happy if Schumer does not filibuster Gorsuch.

Once again, for the left the Gorsuch confirmation battle is the battle of all battles. They know there is no “next”.

The left also understands the weakness on the right. There are several GOP senators that are in many ways closer to the left than they are to the right. Senators Murkowski, Collins, Graham, and McCain, are always ready to join a “gang” of eight or four to block victory and grasp defeat. For these four senators what matters is the traditions of the senate and collegiality but most of all flattery from Big Media. They also don’t want to see the filibuster destroyed because that would make the senate too much like the low rent House.

Some senators also know that “what goes around comes around”. Get rid of the minority friendly judicial filibuster now, and when the majority becomes the minority they will have lost a last resort weapon.

Because the GOP only has 52 votes out of 100 in the senate Senators Murkowski, Collins, Graham, and McCain can sorta filibuster the death of the filibuster. Yes, these four can kill the kill-the-filibuster crew. That the confirmation filibuster will be killed by the Obama Dimocrats the moment they seize power and it becomes advantageous to do so does not mean much to these four.

Or… maybe not? There is some good and unexpected news on this judicial confirmation filibuster fight:

Eliminating the filibuster would break Senate precedent and make it impossible for Democrats to hold the nominee to a 60-vote threshold, allowing Republicans to approve Gorsuch with a simple majority.

Graham told conservative radio show host Mike Gallagher that he would vote for the nuclear option if necessary.

Whatever it takes to get him on the court, I will do,” Graham said, after being asked about using the nuclear option.

If my Democratic colleagues choose to filibuster this guy, then they will be telling me that they don’t accept the election results — 306 electoral votes — that they’re trying to delegitimize President Trump,” Graham continued. “And that’s not right, and we would have to change the rules to have the Supreme Court like everybody else.” [snip]

I hope that we can get 60 votes and not change 200-plus years of history, but I will do whatever’s necessary, but I’ve been a pretty balanced guy and enough is enough,” Graham said.

If Graham won’t crumble, will McCain? Good news there too:

In a closely divided Senate (Republicans hold a 52-48 majority), it would only take three Republicans to let Schumer have his way, but comments from several Senate Republicans suggest they’re not going to give in to Democratic demands.

Arizona senator John McCain hinted Thursday afternoon that he’s ready to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch with a simple majority if Senate Democrats take the unprecedented step of filibustering a Supreme Court nominee. Asked what Republicans should do if 41 or more Democrats try to block Gorsuch, McCain told THE WEEKLY STANDARD: “I think we’ll address it when it happens. None of us want to do it, but we’re going to confirm Gorsuch.” [snip]

Arizona’s Jeff Flake told TWS: “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, but I think we’ll get him confirmed.”

“There’s no reason for anybody to filibuster,” said Lisa Murkowski, a moderate from Alaska. “Gorsuch is a good guy.”

You can’t take anything for granted with that crew but at least for now they are making the right noises. Not that Chuck Schumer believes them. Chuck Schumer is playing for time and he knows how to play these Big Media compliant senators. Chuck Schumer thinks he will get himself a traitor or two and win the big battle:

Schumer confident Democrats have votes to block Gorsuch
The Senate minority leader is prepared to force Mitch McConnell to try to invoke the ‘nuclear option.’

Chuck Schumer is prepared to push the Senate into a nuclear confrontation over the Supreme Court. [snip]

Dismissing the notion of a deal to confirm Gorsuch floated by some members of his caucus this week, Schumer all but declared that Donald Trump’s nominee will not receive the requisite eight Democratic votes — and that it will be up to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as to whether to try to blow up the filibuster to get Gorsuch through. [snip]

If Schumer stops Gorsuch during a filibuster vote in early April — and the New Yorker was brimming with confidence that he will — it will almost certainly force McConnell’s hand on the so-called nuclear option. Schumer is betting McConnell does not have the votes to do away with the 60-vote requirement for Supreme Court nominees.

“I don’t think it’s a foregone conclusion that Mitch McConnell changes the rules,” Schumer said. “There are people in his caucus who really don’t want to change the rules, OK?

This is not about “payback” for Merrick Garland. The wilted Garland confirmation that never was excuse is a way for Obama Dimocrats and Big Media to justify the filibuster to the public. The right wing delusionalists do not get it but the leftists understand that Gorsuch is the big battle:

Liberal activists warn party’s lawmakers: Primaries are coming [snip]

Frustrated by the party’s performance on Capitol Hill and emboldened by the mass protests against President Donald Trump, a coalition of progressive groups say they are open to supporting primary challengers next year against Democratic members of the House and Senate – even if many inside the party believe that intra-party races might ultimately only help the Republican Party gain more power. [snip]

“Every single Democratic incumbent considering aiding and abetting the Trump administration needs to consider their jobs at high risk,” said Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America, a grassroots progressive advocacy group based in Vermont. [snip]

The base is more than restless – it’s furious,” said Ben Wikler, Washington director for MoveOn.org, a longtime and well-known liberal advocacy group. “It’s up to each and every elected Democrat: If they want to be part of the resistance, they’ll have an army by their side.

“And if they don’t, they’ll have to face the biggest grassroots movement that I’ve seen in my life,” he added.

The threats are representative of a rift within the Democratic Party over its midterm election strategy, between its more moderate establishment and an emboldened liberal faction. Many members of the party establishment think its lawmakers, especially those who represent states of districts won by Trump last year, must win over Republican voters by finding times to cooperate with the president.

Adding to the tension is that 10 Senate Democrats are running for re-election next year in states Trump won during last year’s presidential campaign. Five of the states were also won by former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. [snip]

Anything short of an all-out effort from Democrats to stop the judge, including forcing Senate Republicans to lower the existing 60-vote threshold for confirmation of Supreme Court justices, will incite the base, they say.

The not-too-bright right must understand the mentality of the left and not succumb to nuts-falling-from-the-tree theories. For the left, Gorsuch is THE battle. And the left is correct. Gorsuch is THE battle! Gorsuch means 5-4 for generations (or 6-3, or 7-2). For Obama Dimocrats up for reelection in 2018 the crossfire of left and right attacks will be most bloody. Everyway you look at it they lose.

So why is this a “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah” moment? For four reasons.

Reason #1: A Gorsuch confirmation victory on April 3 (when the Judiciary Committee votes) and on April 8 (or before, when the entire U.S. Senate votes) will wipe away the defeat on the ObamaCare battle for the GOP. Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

Reason #2: A Gorsuch confirmation victory means more victories as the 5-4 majority will be restored. On President Trump’s immigration policies these will be especially important victories as they will on those ObamaCare cases which will finish off ObamaCare, all thus far stifled by the current 4-4 split on the high court. Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

Reason #3: A Gorsuch confirmation victory means that as we have long suggested and advocated, if you are going to get rid of the judicial confirmation filibuster do it as early as possible so that President Trump can effect his policies more easily for eight years. As we wrote previously, Barack Obama dumped the filibuster for the lower court confirmations very late in his term instead of early on when the boob could have done even more damage than he did. The GOP with President Trump should not make the same stupid mistake. If it is to be done, do it quickly and early – a philosophy we share with the Bard. Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

Reason #4: This confirmation will make later confirmations faster, easier. There will be other confirmation battles if the Gorsuch battle goes well and Gorsuch gets on the high court before the late April arguments are heard and voted on. The end of the judicial filibuster means that President Trump will be free to appoint whom he wants without fear of the Obama Dimocrats.

Contrary to what the TreeHouse theorizes about, a Gorsuch victory will make it more likely that the high court majority will be strengthened. That nonsense about Justice Kennedy assumes so much it is laughable. The facts are that once Neil Gorsuch is Justice Gorsuch – due to the end of the filibuster, some of the older conservative Justices will feel free to resign and be replaced with younger versions of themselves that will continue the Trump Legacy for generations.

Forty-nine year old Gorsuch replacing Scalia will be followed by forty-something year old replacements for Thomas and Kennedy (a more consistently conservative version too). On the left our bet is that faced with a younger and stronger 5-4 majority and the futility of resistance, Justice Breyer will call it quits to be followed by Justice Ginsberg.

The left could try to thwart all this via cooperation with President Trump. Schumer could try to work out deals with President Trump and cajole and sweet talk the President into going a bit more center on nominations and policy.

But Schumer and the left won’t cooperate. They will filibuster. They will fight. And President Trump will fight back. That’s why we say, Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

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Fake Tears: GOP Establishment, Dems, Schumer, Against President Trump And The Fight For The West

Update: It’s over for Yates. President Trump has fired her snowflake ass. Snowflake Yates put her feelings above her duties. Because the Senate has failed to confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, an Obama twerp, Sally Yates, has been Acting Attorney General. Late today Yates put her feelings on display and declared she would not defend, nor have the Department of Justice lawyers defend in court, President Trump’s executive order on immigration:

Yates does not claim that she cannot defend the executive order because it is unconstitutional or because the Justice Department would be unable to offer good-faith arguments in defense of its legality. To the contrary, Yates claims she is ordering the Justice Department not to defend the executive order because it is not “wise or just.” This is quite significant. I am not aware of any instance in which the Justice Department has refused to defend a presumptively lawful executive action on this basis.

It didn’t take long for President Trump to unleash the heat on the snowflake:

Statement on the Appointment of Dana Boente as Acting Attorney General

The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.

Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.

It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.

Tonight, President Trump relieved Ms. Yates of her duties and subsequently named Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as Acting Attorney General until Senator Jeff Sessions is finally confirmed by the Senate, where he is being wrongly held up by Democrat senators for strictly political reasons.

“I am honored to serve President Trump in this role until Senator Sessions is confirmed. I will defend and enforce the laws of our country to ensure that our people and our nation are protected,” said Dana Boente, Acting Attorney General.

KABONG!!!!

Could President Trump have waited? No, as the New York Times noted of the snowflake, “She is the only one authorized to sign foreign surveillance warrants, an essential function at the department.” President Trump is on the job.

DRAIN THE SWAMP MR. PRESIDENT, DRAIN THE FREAKING SWAMP!!!

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Chuck Schumer never cried when terrorists killed Americans. Chuck Schumer did not cry when Kate Steinle was shot dead by an illegal immigrant. Chuck Schumer never cried when Christians in the Middle East are slaughtered by Muslims. But Chuck Schumer cried because President Trump enforced the law to protect Americans.

In August of 2015 we wrote that Donald J. Trump’s immigration policy was “Enforce the Law!”

Before you pass new laws you won’t enforce, enforce the law already on the books.

Marco Rubio and the political class wrote and tried to pass their “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan”. The Rubio political class “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan” was more millions of words added to the legislative and regulatory library, unread and entirely without meaning. All the millions of new words had no meaning because they would not have been enforced.

This past Sunday Donald Trump unveiled his Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan. In three words, all of which have meaning, the plan would “enforce the law.”

There is no point in passing a new law if it will not be enforced. There is no point in having a law if it is not enforced. A law that is not enforced is not a law, it is not even a suggestion. A law that is not enforced is a bunch of words devoid of meaning. That is to say, Barack Obama is the embodiment of the concept – a collection of words without meaning other than self-absorption.

Nothing has changed since we wrote that analysis in 2015. Liddle Marco, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, the GOP establishment, the Obama Dimocrat Party, State Department flunkies, the Big Media Party, the Left, Soros, right wing Chamber of Commerce lick-boot “writers” and bloggers, West Coast socialists with big companies, all still fight now President Trump’s “Make America Safe Again” fearlessness.


Trump voters and supporters? The people who elected Donald J. Trump president, stand with President Trump:

The relaxed reaction among the kind of voters who drove Trump’s historic upset victory – working- and middle-class residents of Midwest and the South – provided a striking contrast to the uproar that has gripped major coastal cities, where thousands of protesters flocked to airports where immigrants had been detained.

In the St. Louis suburb of Manchester, Missouri, 72-year-old Jo Ann Tieken characterized the president as bringing reason into an overheated debate.

“Somebody has to stand up, be the grown up and see what we can do better to check on people coming in,” she said. “I’m all for everybody to stop and take a breath … Just give it a chance.”

A Rasmussen poll out early Monday confirms Americans want to Make America Safe Again and support President Trump:

Most voters approve of President Trump’s temporary halt to refugees and visitors from several Middle Eastern and African countries until the government can do a better job of keeping out individuals who are terrorist threats.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists form coming here. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 10% are undecided.

In short, nothing has changed from the election campaign Donald J. Trump won. President Trump fights to Make America Safe Again, while Trump opponents support an intifida against the West.

Was the immigration executive order botched? Should President Trump have given more notice before he implemented his Make America Safe Again executive order? President Trump declared he will not make the same mistakes boob Obama made of giving advance notice to America’s enemies:


President Trump will Make America Safe Again. Chuck Schumer and his intifada against America and the West are political opportunism. Chuck Schumer never wept, there were no tears, as Jews got killed by Muslims. Chuck Schumer never wept at the many countries Jews are banned from visiting. Chuck Schumer did not weep this past week about what happened in Muslim Germany:

German Muslim students protest Holocaust remembrance, attack Israel

The school director said that it was good there was student opposition to the memorial event because it “is the basis of discussion.”

Muslim students of Arab and Turkish origin protested participation in an International Holocaust Remembrance Day event in Germany, while their high school’s administration showed understanding for their criticism of Israel. [snip]

The Holocaust remembrance event was part of a global commemoration in which participants take selfie photographs along with a sign saying “I Remember“ or “We Remember.“ A blackboard at the school was defaced with the sentence: “F*** Israel, free Palestine.” The school was not able to identify the perpetrator. [snip]

Zuroff, who is Wiesenthal’s chief Nazi-hunter, added, “Given that Holocaust consciousness is a central idea of civic identity in the Federal Republic, it is doubly important for families that come from countries with deep antisemitic traditions and no knowledge of the Holocaust and the destruction of European Jewry.”

The Weiterbildungskolleg Emscher-Lippe school, where the protest unfolded, has 500 students, 40% of whom have a migrant background. [snip]

In January, a German court reaffirmed a legal decision from the city of Wuppertal stating the torching of a synagogue by three Muslims was not motivated by antisemitism. The court wrote the men only sought via the arson “to clearly draw attention to the blazing conflict between Israel and Palestinians” during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. The original synagogue in Wuppertal was burned by Germans in 1938.

No tears from Intifada Chuck Schumer who for political profit attacks President Trump. From Hillary Clinton, who was stabbed in the back by 2×4 Chuckie in 2008, there was more stupidity, more support for Israel haters.


Any doubts now about what Hillary would have done if she had won? No tears from Hillary Clinton or Chuck Schumer for the Jews blocked from 16 countries:

No one seems bothered with 16 Muslim countries where Israelis are banned

Sixteen countries forbid admission to Israeli passport holders:

  •  Algeria
  •  Bangladesh
  •  Brunei
  •  Iran
  •  Iraq (except Iraqi Kurdistan)
  •  Kuwait
  •  Lebanon (neighboring country; territory dispute – Shebaa farms)
  •  Libya
  •  Malaysia (Clearance permit needed from the Ministry of Home Affairs.)
  •  Oman
  •  Pakistan (Clearance permit needed from the Ministry of Internal Security.)
  •  Saudi Arabia
  •  Sudan
  •  Syria (neighboring country; territory dispute – Golan Heights)
  •  United Arab Emirates (accepted for transit only; not allowed for admission)
  •  Yemen

In addition, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen do not allow entry to people with evidence of travel to Israel, or whose passports have either a used or an unused Israeli visa. As a consequence, many countries will allow for a second passport to be issued to citizens wishing to circumvent this restriction.

A President Hillary Clinton would have bowed down to Islam, scarf on head.

Last week a real woman leader came to the United States to meet with President Trump. Theresa May dipped her tongue into Churchillian language:

Let’s stand together and halt eclipse of the West

Theresa May offered last night to help President Trump to prevent the West from being “eclipsed” by China as she urged him not to shirk his “obligation” to lead the world.

In a speech to a Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia the prime minister matched parts of Mr Trump’s controversial foreign policy.

She criticised China’s increasingly “assertive” posture, promised to help to curb Iran’s “malign influence” in the Middle East and to do more to defend allies such as Israel in “tough neighbourhoods” while admitting that it was time to engage Russia in the search for peace in Syria.

Women, Gays, Jews, are most threatened by Islam and Muslim terrorists. But no tears from Hillary Clinton or Chuck Schumer for the victims of Islam and terror.

President Trump fights for the values of the West. Before he saves the West, President Trump must first Make America Safe Again. That is what President Trump is busy doing. Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, and the establishments of the GOP and the Obama Dimocrats do not want to Make America Great Again. President Trump and the American people will defeat them all.

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Lindsey Graham Lessons: Who Wins An @RealDonaldTrump #Trump2016 V. #Hillary2016 Race?

Update II: Clinton-Bush takes on a new meaning. Hillary is in tone and language a perfect mimic of Jeb Bush. “Trump is a bully” check. “That is not who we are” check. “Can’t insult your way to the presidency” check. All delivered in a low energy whine – just like Jeb. Bill Clinton said “Better to be strong and wrong than weak and right.” Ignore the wrong and right portion of the equation, who is strong and who is weak? Hillary, call Bill.

We’re informed, as a defense of Hillary and the bathroom business, that our last update was incorrect. We’re told that Hillary was also late to the previous debate under the same circumstances. That’s not a defense. That’s a condemnation. If this happened before, how come Hillary’s bathroom availability needs have not been tended to by her debate negotiators? Doesn’t Hillary have a private bathroom in her ready room? The debate facilities are negotiated with the hosts of the debates by the candidate staffs. Hillary’s staff did not get her a private bathroom? We think she does need a private bathroom. A private bathroom, not shared with opposition candidates or staff, is a reasonable request to be accommodated without question. A private bathroom is an entirely reasonable demand for all candidates. Republican candidates have had big fights, which made headlines, with debate hosts over their accommodations before debates. Hillary’s staff is so incompetent they did not bother to get her a private bathroom even after she allegedly encountered the same problem in a previous debate??? Color us confused.

We’re not the only ones confused. Trump is leading Hillary into a well crafted trap which we can see coming from a mile away and Hillary’s staff thinks this “War On Woman” bait is not a trap as they walk in with a smile. Oy gevalt! Below, we offer some more stocking stuffers on this Christmas Eve.

George Will regurgitates every Hillary/Jeb attack/insult against Trump that has previously failed to kabong The Donald and follows it up with another whiny lament:

It is possible Trump will not win any primary, and that by the middle of March our long national embarrassment will be over. But this avatar of unfettered government and executive authoritarianism has mesmerized a large portion of Republicans for six months. The larger portion should understand this:

One hundred and four years of history is in the balance. If Trump is the Republican nominee in 2016, there might not be a conservative party in 2020 either.

George Will must have missed that “conservative” Paul Ryan budget that just passed the Republican House and Senate which Nancy Pelosi said “gave away the store”. Intellectual George Will should call his party’s grass roots to get an understanding of reality. The dumb as a rock colleague of Will’s at the Washington Post, Jonathan Capehart, must have loosed his bow tie enough to get some blood into his brain because leftist kook Capehart kinda agrees with us:

Democrats should fear the depths of Donald Trump’s support

A word of caution to those Democrats, particularly those supporting Hillary Clinton, openly rooting for Donald Trump to win the Republican presidential nomination. Yes, his campaign has been six months of ugly, gasp-worthy rhetoric that should make the Republican Party a no-go zone for a majority of the American electorate on Election Day 2016. But folks like it. And that is reason to worry.

What if Michael Smerconish was right What if Trump’s numbers are really higher than the polls show because folks are lying to pollsters? What if a Trump vs. Clinton race isn’t a slam dunk for the latter as everyone thinks? Thanks to a study conducted by Kyle Dropp, co-founder and executive director of polling and data science at Morning Consult, we have the frightening answer. Smerconish WAS right! [snip]

The caution here is that Trump’s support is deeper than we want to admit. And if we’re really being honest, we know his support doesn’t just reside within the Republican Party. Thus, Trump’s “I really don’t give a damn” mien could prove dangerous to a Clinton campaign that prizes control.

The caution here is that Trump’s support is deeper than we want to admit. And if we’re really being honest, we know his support doesn’t just reside within the Republican Party. Thus, Trump’s “I really don’t give a damn” mien could prove dangerous to a Clinton campaign that prizes control.

Hillary is running a Jeb Bush “paint by numbers” campaign. Trump runs a “gestural abstraction” “action painting” campaign. It’s as if 2008 didn’t happen ’cause Hillary once again cannot tell friend from foe as she ignores our warnings.

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Update: Some stocking stuffers for you pre Christmas Day. First the latest Trump fever, the “schlong” controversy. Oy vey! The Washington Post went all in etymologist for that controversy. Was Trump a woman hating sexist when he said Obama “schlonged” Hillary”? Turns out Trump has used the same word in the same context before:

“I watched a popular Republican woman [Jane Corwin] not only lose but get schlonged by a Democrat [Kathy Hochul] nobody ever heard of for the congressional seat, and that was because, simply, because of the Paul Ryan plan,” Trump said at the time.

A woman “schlonging” a woman? In 2011 NPR’s Neal Conan used the same exact word in the same election context too. “Schlonged” as used in this context means “fu*ked” not “penis”. So what is Trump up to? Trump is prepping the battlefield. Trump is just beginning to remind voters, particularly African-American voters that Obama hates Hillary and Hillary hates Obama. The goal is not necessarily to win votes for Trump but to keep votes away from Hillary.

That last is a lesson Hillary2016 does not get. Hillary2016 is simply not as quick nor as canny as Trump2016. That can be seen in the other outrage, the “bathroom break” um, crack, from Trump that is the other Big Media air sucker of the day. What many see as crude we see as battlefield preparation. You can be outraged all you want and complain all you want but take a look see at what Trump is up to with the bathroom crack and see the uselessness of the Hillary2016 response. What is Trump up to?

Trump said Hillary disappeared and he thought she “quit” when she came back late to the debate stage and did not explain her absence. Trump says he thought Hillary “quit” because most see Hillary just going through the motions of a campaign and Trump gives voice to that. Trump is also doing to Hillary what he did to Jeb Bush. For the past few months Trump has been repeating the message that Hillary does not have the “stamina” to be president. That’s a rerun attack of the successful anti-Jeb “no energy” tactic that effectively destroyed Jeb Bush. “No energy” becomes “no stamina” becomes “I thought she quit” bathroom crack. Hillary’s limpy retort, “We shouldn’t let anybody bully his way into the presidency because that is not who we are as Americans”, is eerily similar to Jeb Bush’s whine from the last debate “You can’t insult your way to the presidency.” Oh, really????



Fact is what happened at the debate was very odd. We’ve never seen a candidate missing from a major debate after a commercial break and then reemerge with zero explanation. Lesson for Hillary2016: don’t let something go unexplained that people are thinking about because Donald Trump will express the unexpressed thought of voters/viewers. Hillary could have come back to the stage and said something like “why are there never enough women bathrooms?” and millions of women would have understood. Hillary could have said “it takes us longer guys – we don’t just zip and split” to laughs of understanding. Instead there was silence and Trump filled the silence most memorably.

Trump is prepping the battlefield and Hillary2016 is so inept the only response is a silly response about sexism instead of realizing the danger Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Jindal, Perry, Graham refused to see until the Trump truck ran over them. This is a Trump threefer. One, Trump hits back against Hillary false attacks against him at the debate. Two, Trump gets to campaign against Cruz and the other Republicans by ignoring them and hitting Hillary instead. Three, Trump once again grabs all the news and suffocates his opposition. Bonus for Trump is to force Hillary to campaign on the stump where she is liable to make mistakes, not at staged events.

Is any of this working for Trump? Yeah, it does work wonders for Trump:

Now, after spending weeks largely out of the spotlight, Clinton plans to intensify her campaign schedule from an almost incumbent-style effort to a more aggressive, first-timer approach.

Trump now has his Christmas gift: a one-on-one fight with the opposition candidate which separates him from the rest of the failing pack. Result? New CNN national poll: Trump up 21 points over Cruz at 39%. Reuters has Trump at 37% with Carson and Cruz at 11%. More good news for Trump? Yeah,

The latest GOP debate edged out NFL football and beat everything else to score as last week’s most-watched prime-time program, leaving Democrats and even Adele in the dust.

The Republican presidential faceoff (the party’s fifth, this time from Las Vegas on Dec. 15) drew 18.17 million viewers to CNN, according to the Nielsen ratings company.

Sunday’s NFL game between Arizona and Philadelphia, aired on NBC, was the week’s runner-up with 18.11 million viewers.

It’s not just Hillary that helps Trump:

Beltway-insider publications Politico and The Hill are hiding House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan’s 2016’s disastrous report card, even days after the Dec. 18 passage of his $1.1-plus trillion 2016 spending-and-tax plan.

Ryan and his top aides “really gave away the store,” Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi declared Dec. 18. Her report-card phrase — “they really gave away the store” — doesn’t appear in Politico or TheHill, even by Dec. 22.

Trump will be able to insult his way to the presidency as long as his opposition is so incompetent they prove worthy of the insults.

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Lindsey Graham said two smart things today. First, ‘I quit’ – he got out of the nomination race. Second Lindsey Graham said this:

This is an election for the heart and soul of the Republican Party,” Graham said later on. “This is no longer about 2016. This is about who are we as a party, where do we want to go, and where do we take the country.”

In his farewell Graham tried to cheer himself up with excuses about why his departure was necessary. Graham came up with excuses which failed to bring up the the man who defeated him, trounced him: Donald J. Trump.

Graham’s excuses were “What’s happened here is sort of my lane of the party has collapsed” and “At the end of the day, I’m not going to be competitive in my state if I’m not competitive outside my state” as well as “I would be competitive in South Carolina, but I’ve got to show traction outside the state.” Garbage. Donald Trump crushed Graham in every poll taken in South Carolina. It’s not “what” it is a “who” that forced Lindsey Graham from the presidential race. This entire Graham collapse is a lesson for Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016.

Donald J. Trump squashed Lindsey because Donald Trump is destroying the Republican Party and reshaping it. Graham is incorrect to say 2016 is not the issue. But Graham is right when he said “This is about who are we as a party, where do we want to go, and where do we take the country.” What Lindsey Graham and Hillary Clinton don’t understand is that this 2016 presidential race is about where Donald Trump wants the country to go and where the parties, once the nominees are chosen, want to take the country.

We’ve explained that Donald Trump destroys the Republican Party because Barack Obama destroyed the Democratic Party and that has led to a reshuffled deck and new coalitions, new alliances. The result is that at this moment Donald Trump is winning his hostile takeover of the Republican Party and that increasingly likely successful hostile takeover has caused the power brokers in the Republican Party to do everything in their power to destroy Donald Trump and keep their control of the Republican Party.

The old Republican Party power brokers have failed, thus far, to stop Donald J. Trump for the very reason that Hillary2016 will likely fail to beat Trump2016. A Donald Trump hater explains a bit of what we wrote months ago:

My guess is that if you asked the Pajama Boys in Brooklyn who they want to face next year, the unanimous verdict would be: Trump. He’s down to Clinton by a full 6 points in early polling. He’s undisciplined. He’s a bully. He has no experience running campaign organizations or understanding of the mechanics of electioneering at any level, let alone the national level. He seems, on the face of things, to have a seriously limited ceiling on his support. If I were Clinton, I’d probably want to run against Trump, too.

Except for one thing: If Donald Trump is the nominee, then it means that the deck of American politics has been completely reshuffled-that the political landscape is nothing like what it was four years ago. It will mean that the old laws of politics have been suspended, or warped, or maybe even truly changed. And it will mean that Clinton, who is entirely a creature of the established political order, will be operating in this new world without either a flashlight or a map.

And if I were Clinton, I would not find this prospect all that appealing, either.

Jeb Bush attacks Donald Trump as the “chaos candidate” but what JeBush does not understand – THAT IS A COMPLIMENT. Smart Trump hater Matthew Continetti understands what Trump means to the power structure and begins to unfurl the white flag of surrender:

The Party Divides

The speed with which prominent Republican officials and conservative spokesmen condemned Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States revealed the true stakes in the 2016 election. The future of the GOP as we know it is in question—not the party’s political future but its ideological one. Donald Trump’s candidacy is already intensifying party divisions. Nominating him would alter the character of the Republican Party in a fundamental way.

GOP voters understand this possibility. [snip]

Trump may not even need a majority of traditional Republican voters to win. His unusual candidacy could bring in voters new to the party or even to the political process. Whether Trump wins or loses a general election against Hillary Clinton is less important in this analysis than the effect his nomination would have on the composition and philosophy of the Republican Party. That effect would be profound.

Political parties are not static. They are born, they grow and change, they shrink and die. There is no Mosaic commandment stipulating that a party must hold to one platform over another, no natural law governing the ideology to which the party subscribes. A party is a reflection of its membership. And when the identities or character of that membership is altered, the party is too. The clearest sign that such a transformation has occurred is in the selection of a party’s nominee. [snip]

The Democratic Party was once the party of the white working class—of trade unionists, Catholics, Cold War hawks. [snip]

It’s possible we are at the beginning of another political recalibration based on national identity. [snip]

The tendency in Washington is not to take Donald Trump seriously. To describe him as a clown, as someone who will drop out, as someone whose beliefs are non-ideological. I believe that to dismiss him is a mistake. [snip]

So atypical is Donald Trump’s profile that it is impossible to say where the party will find itself when caucuses are held in Iowa on February 1. It is very possible, even likely, that the party will reject him and retain its identity as the party of Reagan and Bush. But the 2016 election has been, to say the least, unusual. And the crises of international order and domestic governance that give Trump strength are real.

Homegrown terrorism, demographic panic, racial tension, income stagnation, and Trump’s persona may catalyze a political realignment along the lines we have seen before in our politics and see currently in Europe’s. Have conservatives and Republicans thought through what would happen next? What choices we might have to make? Or are we too afraid to acknowledge the possibility that the movement and party to which we belong is no longer our own?

Remove that last question mark. Continetti wrote that article ten days ago before Lindsey Graham changed the question mark to an exclamation point. The Republican Party has already been changed by Donald Trump. Trump has already won that fight.

Trump has already changed the Republican Party. Mullah Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell the turtle still control the official levers of power in the Republican Party. But as can be seen in every debate and in every campaign appearance by every candidate, Donald Trump is imitated by every candidate and his positions have forced every candidate to at least try to pretend they are on the same track as Trump.

Lindsey Graham thought he would beat Trump’s brains out:

Lindsey Graham Says He Will Beat Trump’s Brains Out

Lindsey Graham had some violent words for Donald Trump Tuesday, saying, “come to South Carolina and I’ll beat his brains out.” [snip]

Graham: I won 56 percent of my primary against six opponents. [snip] Come to South Carolina and I’ll beat his brains out. I know my state. This is a silly season in politics. To say that you’re going to go to Iraq and Syria and take their oil and use it for our benefit as a way to destroy ISIL is insanely dangerous. you’re going to turn everybody into the Middle East against America if you do that, you won’t destroy ISIL. That will be his undoing.

That was Graham less than 4 months ago. Now Trump has bashed Graham’s brains out.

In Brooklyn there are a bunch of losers who think a victory over Donald Trump will be easy pickings. We refer these losers to Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, George Pataki, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, etc. etc. and Jeb Bush.

Hillary2016 is very well positioned to beat the brains out of… Jeb Bush. If Jeb Bush is the nominee Hillary Clinton can go on an eight month vacation next year and still win. If Marco Rubio is the nominee, Hillary can take a seven month vacation. Ted Cruz as the nominee, Hillary’s vacation is cut down further but her victory is almost assured. But against Donald Trump?

Against Donald Trump the Brooklyn Hillary headquarters will resemble the Bastille on July 14, 1789. With a Trump nomination, forces will be unleashed that will have party princes hanging from lampposts on Court Street and along the Brooklyn Heights. Republican leaders will be politically guillotined on K Street in the District. As Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush have learned, those who ignore the present will soon become the past.

[Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is the worst Secretary of State ever. Hillary sees the power of this line of attack and she began her defense at the last debate. Before the end of the year we address this line of attack and make our assessment.]

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@RealDonaldTrump Just Won The Third GOP Debate – ‘Fizzles’ Fiorina Fumes

CNBC caves to demand from Trump and Carson, agrees to limit next GOP debate to two hours:

Or rather, CNBC caved to the demand from Trump. Carson co-signed the letter that Trump sent to the network, but it ain’t Dr. Ben who’s delivering an extra 10 million viewers or so to these things.

Pretty simple calculation for CNBC: Enjoy two hours of boffo ratings with Trump as your star or three hours of middling ratings for special guest star Jeb Bush. [snip]

Anyway: With 10 candidates on stage, figure a minute for each opening and closing statement plus 20 minutes for commercials each hour and you’ve got one hour of actual Q&A — which includes the time needed by the moderators to actually pose the questions. Not including their openings and closings, each candidate should end up with … four minutes of speaking time, maybe? Five?

Let’s be the first to say it: Ban these debates. All of them. The public gets nothing from these phony filled-with-baloney “debates”. What are these phony “debates” about? The public gets nothing by way of information from them, the candidates get “free” airtime, the TV station gets money from commercials. The public gets screwed. Find another format and get rid of these phony debates. We suggest gladiatorial spectacles as in ancient Rome with candidates physically assaulting each other.

Get rid of these phony debates. These debates all have an agenda and it is not an agenda for the voter to get informed. On the Republican side it is attacks on Trump all the time. It’s attempts to prop up little Jebbie Bush as his pawns try to take down Trump. On the Hillary side, there is no one for her to debate. Sanders and the rest of the Obama fluffers are not serious applicants even for a McDonalds’ janitorial management job let alone fit to be in any “debate” with the word “presidential” in the description. Get rid of these debates.



Maybe, if the Villages idiot – Mourning Joe Biden – decides to do as Obama wants and runs against Hillary then we can see one debate against these two. But then, basta! Enough! As to the Republicans, there is only Trump or Jeb Bush and the satire magazine The Onion provides the best commentary on JeBush:

Extension Cord On Stage Steals Spotlight From Jeb Bush During Campaign Rally

CONCORD, NH—Emphasizing the allure and appeal of the 30-foot length of electrical power cable that shared the stage with the former Florida governor, sources confirmed that an orange three-pronged extension cord completely stole the spotlight from Jeb Bush during a New Hampshire campaign rally Friday. “Jeb made some interesting points about the need to prioritize national security, but ultimately he was just completely overshadowed by the far more riveting extension cord running along the floor beside him,” said political pundit Chris Wallace, who acknowledged that attendees appeared more energized by the flexible orange cable taped to the stage and noted that the one-time GOP frontrunner repeatedly failed to connect with the audience as effectively as the cord. “Unfortunately for Jeb, no matter what he did throughout the night, he just looked bland and flat compared to that extension cord. He’s not going to want to bring that piece of electrical equipment with him to any more rallies if he wants voters’ attention to stay directed at him.” At press time, the Bush campaign team was rapidly assembling a focus group to learn how the candidate could be more like the extension cord.

Hillary Clinton is up against Bernie Sanders, a man about as interesting as an intermittently working light bulb. Donald Trump is up against a dauphin less interesting than an extension cord.

Do we need more dim bulb debates? More no energy dullards on stage? No! CNBC, in order to have more time for commercials, wanted another three hour debate. Donald Trump said “NO” and Donald Trump won:

Again, that’s not a problem for Trump, who can get 30 minutes of cable-news time to riff on whatever he wants anytime he wants simply by dialing up CNN or whoever and asking to be put on the air. On the contrary: Both as the frontrunner and as a guy whose grasp of policy detail is not, shall we say, his chief selling point, he has every incentive at this point to keep the debates as short as possible.

Let’s assume, for arguments sake, that Donald Trump wants less time for self-interested entirely selfish, politically motivated reasons. None of that matters. Donald Trump won the larger debate over who is the dog and who is the tail. Big Media efforts to convince the public, the political parties, and the candidates, that Big Media is the big dog and the political process is the tail just got beat by Donald Trump. Donald Trump is the new Big Dog and Big Media is what comes out of the dog in the tail region. Donald Trump did what we have advised candidates to do since 2007 and that is why Donald Trump is a leader who wins and wins and wins:

CNBC Agrees to Two-Hour Debate: This Is Why Donald Trump Is Winning

While every other Republican remained publicly silent, frontrunner Donald Trump got his closest rival, Dr. Ben Carson, to join with him and together they stood up and said, “No.”

This kept Trump in the headlines and at the top of the news cycle throughout yesterday afternoon and this morning. And now we’ve learned that Trump and Carson won. The DC/NY media agreed to the frontrunners’ demands.

Does anyone in the weak-kneed Republican Establishment, or among the bubbled-morons in the Punditocracy, have any more questions about why The Donald appears to be coasting to the Republican nomination for President of the United States? [snip]

Look who publicly stood up to the media. Look who punched back by threatening to boycott the debate and used their leverage as frontrunners to get CNBC to back down.

This morning CNBC caved and agreed to a two-hour debate. The RNC also believes the candidates will get their opening and closing statements.

Let me put this as simply as possible for the GOPSmartSet-impaired: The Republicans will not win the White House in 2016 with yet another “electable” squish. We need a standard-bearer who is not only willing to stand up to the media but who also knows how to prevail against the media. [snip]

Strength and competence wins the respect of voters and by extension their confidence and their votes. And right now, while Establishment candidates like Jeb Bush go full-Beta, the only Republican candidate showing both strength and competence is Donald Trump.

Trump is in command.

A Bill Clinton axiom is “Better to be strong and wrong, than weak and right.” The new Big Dog, Donald Trump, understands and fights. Donald J. Trump is not only right, he’s strong enough to fight for what’s right. Trump is strong, and not wrong.

The third Republican debate will be under the command and control of Donald J. Trump. CNBC will try to take Trump down at the debate but at every turn Trump will be able to say that CNBC is attacking Trump in vengeance for lost commercial dollars. And that is why Donald J. Trump just won the third GOP debate.

CNBC and the Lilliputians will still try to take down Trump. Already we have seen how Megyn Kelly teamed up with Carly “Fizzles” Fiorina to sneer against Trump.



After the second debate Big Media proclaimed Carly Fiorina’s performance to be spectacular and Rich Lowry on Fox News declared Fiorina to have cut off Trump’s testicles. Our modest prediction was that Fizzles Fiorina would “rise and rise and rise from the low single digits to the high single digits.” Our prediction came true along with our “poof” addendum that after the rise Fizzles Fiorina would be back to low single digits. Done and done.

Fizzles Fiorina, as devastated as she is, compares favorably to what Donald Trump has done to the rest of the field of dreamers. Have you seen the financial results for the last quarter as filed by the candidates?

Consider Donald J. Trump:

Donald Trump Accidentally Raised Almost As Much As Rubio

Donald Trump’s campaign collected $4 million in the third quarter, roughly the same as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). The real difference, though, is that Trump’s campaign hasn’t conducted any fundraising efforts.

Almost all of that $4 million total is from “unsolicited” donations. People simply sent his campaign money without being asked for it. [snip]

The result is that Trump, without trying, raised far more than Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and was largely in-line with major challengers Rubio and businesswomen Carly Fiorina. [snip]

According to the most recent FEC filing, Jeb Bush’s campaign was spending more than $3.5 million each month during the Summer.

Donald Trump has spent the least amount of any of the major candidates. Through the entire campaign so far, Trump has spent just over $5 million total.

That’s not the most astounding Trump money news. It’s all about the hats:

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump spent more on hats, bumper stickers, yard signs and t-shirts than he did on any other category in the third quarter, according to his latest campaign finance report filed on Thursday. [snip]

In typical presidential campaigns, top expenditures are usually payroll, mailings and consultants.

But those items did not feature largely on Trump’s report. The filing, made with the Federal Election Commission, contained no line item for payroll at all. [snip]

Trump raised nearly $4 million in the third quarter. In total, the campaign has raised $5.8 million and spent $5.6 million. Despite proclamations that he would self-fund his candidacy, Trump still raked in unsolicited donations from nearly 74,000 people, who gave an average of $50.46.

Jeb Bush? Jeb Bush is the profligate prodigal son:

“The high life has ended,” said one Florida operative familiar with the campaign’s operation. [snip]

“At a certain point, we want to see a bang for the buck. We’re spending the bucks — and we’re seeing no bang,” a longtime Bush Republican said.

Bush is stuck at 7 percent in an average of national polls. [snip]

In New Hampshire, seen by many as a must-win for Bush, Bush and the Right to Rise super PAC backing him have spent at least $4.8 million on TV and radio to support him since early September. One ad-tracking firm produced an analysis for POLITICO that showed pro-Bush spots in the past three weeks have occupied about 60 percent of the political ad air-time in the state. Bush’s numbers have moved from 9 perrcent [sic] to 8.7 percent since the ad blitz began, according to the Real Clear Politics averages of polls in the GOP primary. [snip]

But when asked how he plans to improve his standing, Bush himself has been blunt: “I’m going to do something really novel,” he said last week. “It’s called advertising.” [snip]

“In the past, advertising was a show of strength. Now, if you’re advertising it’s because you’re in a weak position,” said Elizabeth Wilner, senior vice president of Kantar Media Ad Intelligence overseeing its Campaign Media Analysis Group.

TipToes JeBush can barely keep his nose above water.

Self-funded Donald J. Trump has a “burn rate” lower than the money Americans are sending him! And Trump is tops! JeBush spends like a drunk sailor in a Nevada whorehouse. And Bush is drowning! Carson? Ben Carson is making money to spend money:

In the three-month period that ended September 30, the campaign spent 53 cents for every dollar it raised. That number was down slightly from 64 cents for every dollar raised in the second quarter of the year.

Spending top dollar on fundraising has enabled the campaign to assemble a list of more than two million donors from whom it raises between $200,000 and $350,000 per day, a campaign spokesman said.

In all, Mr. Carson directed $11 million of the $14 million he spent in the third quarter to fundraising costs.

Get Dr. Carson to the burn unit at the hospital as a patient. Bad, bad, burn rate. He raised $20 million last quarter but already spent $14 million.

Donald J. Trump is winning every poll in every state, every national poll, consistently, month after month even as he spends less than the other major candidates. The new polls shatter the dreamers:

He first took the lead in the RCP national poll average on July 20, so next week will mean three full months at the top. And Trump is far ahead of the two squabbling candidates, Bush and Rubio, in the early-voting states:

1) In Iowa, Trump is up by 17 over Bush, and 18 over Rubio, according to the most recent poll, by the Wall Street Journal.

2) In New Hampshire, Trump is up by 10 over Bush and 11 over Rubio, according to the Journal.

3) In South Carolina, Trump is up by 25 over Rubio and 30 over Bush in a brand-new CNN poll.

4) In Nevada, Trump is up by 31 over Rubio and 32 over Bush, according to CNN.

They keep burying Trump but, but, Zombie Trump continues to rise and thrive in the supposed strongholds of other candidates:

Trump Trouncing GOP Foes on Their Home Turf

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is not only leading all national and state polls, but he’s trouncing his other GOP opponents in their own states as voters soundly turn against established government leaders in favor of the New York real estate billionaire.

On Thursday, the trend continued, with a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll in New Jersey showing Trump soundly defeating all challengers and coming in several points ahead of Gov. Chris Christie. The numbers in the poll are as follows, reports The Record:

Trump, 32 percent
Ben Carson, 13 percent
Marco Rubio, 13 percent
Ted Cruz, 6 percent
Carly Fiorina, 5 percent
Chris Christie, 5 percent
Jeb Bush, 5 percent
John Kasich, 2 percent
Mike Huckabee, 1 percent
George Pataki, 1 percent
Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal and Rand Paul, less than 1 percent
Graham and Jim Gilmore, 0 percent

Christie’s numbers dropped from 12 percent in August, according to the poll, while Trump’s rose, from 21 percent. [snip]

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Trump holding double-digit leads against both Bush and Rubio, with Trump at 28 percent, Rubio at 14 percent, and Bush at 12 percent.

Trump is also leading in Florida over Rubio and Bush among Hispanics, a group with which both Florida leaders share ties, reports Breitbart. According to a September Public Policy Polling survey, Trump defeated Bush among Hispanics by 37 to 29 percent, and defeated Rubio by one percentage point. [snip]

Trump is also defeating Ohio Gov. John Kasich, even though the Republican governor has been enormously popular among his own state’s residents, reports The Columbus Dispatch, reporting last week on a Quinnipiac Poll that focused on Ohio and two other swing states, Florida and Pennsylvania.

The numbers were:

  • Trump, 23 percent
  • Carson, 18 percent
  • Kasich, 13 percent
  • Cruz, 11 percent
  • Fiorina, 10 percent
  • “Gov. John Kasich’s big card was his enormous popularity in Ohio, generally considered the most important swing state in the November election,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. 

    “But with Trump zooming well past him in the Buckeye State and Kasich’s numbers in Florida and Pennsylvania in low single digits, the Ohio governor’s campaign is going in the wrong direction,” Brown said.

    Graham, who has represented South Carolina for several years, recorded an embarrassing defeat in a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday that gave Trump 36 percent, compared to 5 percent for Graham.

    Rand Paul in Kentucky and Ted Cruz in Texas are not beating Trump either. Trump tops them all, consistently. That’s something not even Hillary Clinton can boast in her primary against non-entities.

    Donald Trump has triumphed in the third GOP debate even before it is held. It’s not just the third debate though. Donald Trump might have won this primary already. It’s only a few more months until Iowa votes on February 1 and if JeBush cannot advertise himself out of the circling drain, Trump will flush him along with the rest of the, um, schleps.

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    @RealDonaldTrump Won’t Wear Cement Shoes – And Other Smart Things Donald Trump Did This Week

    Donald Trump continues to do what we suggest. He’s very smart.

    On Friday, Trump turned down an invitation to a forum in South Carolina hosted by Heritage Action. Credit where credit is due – Lindsey Graham also turned down the invitation. Why was this so smart?

    Some Trump supporters became concerned when Trump announced he was otherwise preoccupied and sent his regrets. Big Media tried to spin it as Trump cowardice. We thought the Trump supporters should have been elated. As with Lindsey Graham it was an everything to lose nothing to gain easy decision (even if Graham is polling so low the Heritage folks didn’t want him).

    Lindsey, had nothing to gain by attendance at the Heritage event, even though it was held in Lindsay’s home state. The Heritage folks hate Graham more than Paris Hilton hates Lindsay Lohan, so why go? Lindsay skipped town.

    As to Trump, he too had nothing to gain and something to lose. Consider, Trump is tops in South Carolina. Trump polls at more than 34% in South Carolina with Carson #2 at 19%. Trump attendance at the Heritage forum would only give attention and publicity to the losers. Trump made the smart decision with his ‘I’m too busy with my magnificent business deals to bother with your puny forum, losers.’

    The result of the Trump turndown? Few watched or cared about the forum. Winner? Donald J. Trump.

    Another big Trump win this week was the second GOP debate. We’ve already written about why Trump won the debate so we won’t repeat ourselves. In an ordinary campaign that would be triumph enough for one week.

    Trump’s greatest triumph of the week however was on Thursday. Finally, a presidential candidate did what we suggested so many times. What is it that we have suggested that only Donald Trump has taken to heart? This from our September 11 article this year:

    John McCain and Mitt Romney as presidential candidates said Barack Obama was “nice” even as Obama trashed them. This praise of Obama continues even though Obama calls Republicans in opposition to his policies “terrorists”.

    It’s a running theme from us: Stop calling Obama “nice”. Call Obama what he is, a nasty bastard. We’ve written it over and over and over. Hillary2008 and now Hillary2016 refuses to listen and that is why that campaign is sinking faster than Obama’s presidency. That clod Mitt Romney never really learned our lesson even as we tried to beat him into it back in 2012:

    “Make it explicit. Stop with the clever ads that the politically involved understand. Tell the truth clearly and without fear. Mitt Romney should run an ad that goes something like this:

    “Do you like Barack Obama? Do you think Barack Obama is nice? Does a nice man call his political opponent a felon? Does a nice man call his political opponent a murderer? Barack Obama is not nice. Barack Obama is nasty.”

    Mitt Romney is and was a loser. Mitt Romney never fully understood or had the cojones to do what had to be done. Donald Trump deep down understands. Donald Trump totally understands everything we wrote in this 2012 article:

    Mitt Romney must not whine. Mitt Romney has to strike at Obama’s heart. Mitt Romney must expose Obama for the ugly person he is.

    Any American who still thinks Barack Obama is a “nice person” must be shown what a creep Barack Obama is. [snip]

    First, clearly and without equivocation make Barack Obama personally responsible for the lies. Don’t blame the Obama campaign, blame Obama himself. Ads should be produced which clearly state something along the lines of: “Barack Obama pretends he is a nice person. But Barack Obama is a dirty Chicago thug and liar. Barack Obama is lying about Mitt Romney. Barack Obama commands his campaign to call Mitt Romney a “felon”. Barack Obama pretends he is nice. But Barack Obama is a nasty thug.” [snip]

    Why didn’t Mitt Romney simply say that Barack Obama personally is the source of these nasty attacks. That Barack Obama himself is in full control of his campaign and that Barack Obama is the nasty thug hurling lies and smears at Mitt Romney. Why all the weak language Mitt?

    Donald Trump understands what we write. In 2012 we wrote that many of the Romney “attack” ads against Obama sounded more like pro-Obama ads. A few days ago in Dallas Trump attacked on Karl Rove and the money Rove wasted in 2012. Donald Trump made the exact same argument we made repeatedly and with all the examples from the ads of 2012. The “anti-Obama” ads appeared to be pro-Obama ads. Read our article in full and look at the ads we lambasted Read what we wrote and then watch Donald Trump say almost the exact same thing in almost the exact same words:



    It’s is not that Trump saw what we saw with those counterproductive ads purportedly against Obama, it’s that Trump then said what needed to be said about Obama. In Dallas Trump attacked Obama directly. Directly. That was a shocker after so many losers like Mitt Romney and John McCain saying nice things about Obama.

    Then on Thursday, while other alleged candidates for president rested from the travails of a debate, Donald Trump went to New Hampshire to hold a town hall debate. The first question was about Obama and Muslims. That led to a concerted Big Media outrage campaign alongside the anti-Trump losers on the political spectrum because, get this, Donald Trump did not defend nasty Barack Obama.

    Yeah, Big Media and Jeb Bush wanted Donald Trump to be like this loser:



    That’s why McCain is a loser and why he lost. Loser, Loser, Loser.

    Donald Trump is not a loser. That’s why Donald Trump understands exactly what to say:

    Trump defend Obama? ‘I don’t think so!’

    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said on Saturday it was not his job to stand up for U.S. President Barack Obama after a man at one of his campaign events said he was a Muslim and “not even an American.”

    “Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don’t think so!” Trump said on Twitter.

    Trump drew criticism on Friday from Republican and Democratic rivals in the 2016 race for the presidency when he failed to challenge a man at a New Hampshire town hall Thursday night who said Muslims were a problem in the United States.

    “We know our current president is one. You know he’s not even an American,” the man said.

    Trump, the billionaire television personality who leads the pack of Republicans seeking the presidential nomination, has cast doubt on whether Obama was born in the United States and therefore qualified to stand as president.

    “This is the first time in my life that I have caused controversy by NOT saying something,” Trump tweeted. “If someone made a nasty or controversial statement about me to the president, do you really think he would come to my rescue? No chance!”

    That’s a pretty good response right there. But Trump added to the Trumpelishissness with this:

    Far from trying to tamp down the controversy, Trump appeared to reach for more in his tweets Saturday morning, implying that Christians have suffered under Obama.

    Christians need support in our country (and around the world), their religious liberty is at stake! Obama has been horrible, I will be great,” Trump said.

    That’s how you win. Trump knows how to win. Jeb Bush? Jeb Bush is on the McCain/Romney road to ruin:

    MACKINAC ISLAND – Jeb Bush took a swipe at Donald Trump on Friday evening for refusing to shut down a supporter who called President Barack Obama a Muslim.

    “By the way, he’s an American, he’s a Christian,” the former Florida governor said in a speech here at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a gathering of party activists and officials in Michigan.

    That’s the ticket you loser. Do what McCain did. Defend Obama. then when Obama trashes you think about how morally superior you are as you set yourself up to lose you loser.

    Jeb Bush proved himself a loser in Mackinac Island with his weakness and defense of Obama – in yet another crapfest meeting with all the other losers in attendance. Count Trump out of this loserfest! Jeb Bush can be content among the other losers reading about the White House attack on Trump and the latest stupidity from Hillary Clinton in her attack on Trump. Hillary, Jeb, these other losers in Mackinac Island have not learned a thing about nasty Obama.

    Donald J. Trump is not a loser. That’s why Trump won’t associate with the other losers today in Mackinac Island. Instead, on Saturday night Trump will campaign in Iowa. Expect Trump, Trump, Trump, with no apologies, no craven bow, no fear. Just happy students happy to be with a winner on Saturday night.



    Why should Trump fear? The latest polls show Trump still high in the saddle. More importantly, Trump understands why he won the debate, and what that means for the likelihood of his success.

    Now that Trump has survived yet another, and biggest of all assaults, on him – it’s time for the GOP establishment to do whatever to Stop Trump. Before the debate we predicted that pawn Carson would be replaced with pawn Fiorina who will flame out as soon as her history is exposed, who will then be replaced with another pawn – all to try to knock out Trump so that JeBush can be the nominee.



    The probable next pawn will be John Kasich, we surmised, but Kasich is such a loser he’s spending millions on ads in New Hampshire and barely holding on. So Kasich is a problem pawn. Most all the other candidates have failed as pawns against Trump already. So now there is a new old pawn called to duty:

    Can Romney Save Us From Trump?

    In a tastefully furnished conference room somewhere in the nation’s capital, leaders of the GOP establishment are popping antacids and shaking their heads. Donald Trump is the face of their party now — and there’s no stopping him.

    In the latest CNN poll, his lead has grown, due to increased support among two groups they assumed would grow to hate him: Republican women and college graduates. Every candidate challenging The Donald has seen his numbers drop. Ben Carson may be next over his rather dubious decision to attack Trump on illegal immigration — the issue that propelled Trump to first place in the first place.

    If only there were someone out there who could appeal to establishment voters, but also engender support from the rank and file. An outsider who has never worked in Washington. Someone with some “high energy,” without the need for caffeine.

    The “outsider” in this bit of foolishness is none other than Mitt Romney. Yup, Mitt Romney. A former governor who ran for president and lost who is the son of a former governor who ran for president and lost is now declared an “outsider” by those who want to stop Trump.

    Mitt Romney 2016!!! That’s just about as funny, ok, funnier than Joe Biden 2016. What’s the equivalent to this? Imagine you fell into the ocean and are drowning. A dimwitted sailor hands you a decorative life preserver made of concrete. You put the cement life preserver on. You sink, you drown, you die, you stupid.

    That’s what Big Media wanted Donald Trump to do this week. Big Media and the GOP establishment wanted Donald Trump to put on some cement shoes and go jump in a deep lake. But Donald Trump is too smart to don cement shoes like a murder victim in a Mafia hit movie. Donald Trump is too smart. He proved it this week.

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    Why Won’t GOP Attack Obama Like GOP Attacks @RealDonaldTrump? – PLUS: Loser Rick Perry And Loser Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney and Team Romney’s new mission: Stop Trump. Not “Stop Obama.” “Stop Trump!” Loser Mitt Romney needs to buy a clue.

    This 9/11 Republicans helped pass Barack Obama’s pro-Iran anti-Israel, anti-Christian, anti-freedom, anti-American treacheries while pretending to be opposed to those policies. It was the Republican leadership that passed Barack Obama’s low wage society ObamaTrade treacheries too. Public words in opposition to Barack Obama, while helping Obama, is as we wrote, the GOP’s greatest lie:

    Opposition to Obama? That is the GOP’s greatest lie.

    In 2008 John McCain fluffed Obama’s pillows so that Big Media would not call the former POW a racist. In 2012 Mitt Romney played dog-on-the-roof for Obama. Romney praised Obama as a nice guy while Barack Obama smeared him with mud from the Chicago stockyards. Instead of someone who would attack Obama with verve, Romney chose pretty blue eyes Paul Ryan. Now Paul Ryan is at it again.

    Paul Ryan is doing everything he can to help Barack Obama.

    John McCain and Mitt Romney as presidential candidates said Barack Obama was “nice” even as Obama trashed them. This praise of Obama continues even though Obama calls Republicans in opposition to his policies “terrorists”.

    In Age of Fake “denunciations” of Barack Obama the Republican establishment issues bland statements of disappointment even as Obama trashes the Constitution and race-baits for political profit. But for Donald Trump all the Republican establishment expresses is nasty evil bile.

    Today loser Rick Perry was forced to quit. Rick Perry called Trump a “cancer” but has never said anything like that about Barack Obama. As he announced his loser status today, Rick Perry seemingly denounced Trump for anti-Hispanic statements Trump never said nor implies.

    Loser Rick Perry was forced to quit today because his views are opposed to the views of the voters. Rick Perry is for illegal immigration amnesty as are almost all, if not all, the Republican candidates except Donald Trump.

    Rick Perry and the Republican establishment are angry at Donald Trump because Trump has exposed their game. That’s why we hear from Rick Perry that Trump is a “cancer.” Rick Perry has never used language like this to denounce Barack Obama:

    The White House has been occupied by giants. But from time to time it is sought by the small-minded – divisive figures propelled by anger, and appealing to the worst instincts in the human condition.

    In times of trouble, there are two types of leaders: repairers of the breach and sowers of discord.

    The sower of discord foments agitation, thrives on division, scapegoats certain elements of society, and offers empty platitudes and promises. He is without substance when one scratches below the surface.

    He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued.

    Let no one be mistaken – Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.

    We’ve never heard Rick Perry denounce Obama with such fury and anger, have you? Then there is Bobby Jindal who denounced Trump in harsh words never used by him to attack Barack Obama:

    But, it is now time for us to do what Donald would do, and say the thing that everyone is thinking, but is afraid to say out loud. So I’m going to do it.

    The Donald Trump Act is great, and the idea of Donald Trump is great — BUT the reality of Donald Trump is absurd, he’s a non-serious carnival act. [snip]

    Donald Trump is shallow. Has no understanding of policy. He’s full of bluster but has no substance. He lacks the intellectual curiosity to even learn.

    It’s silly to argue policy with this guy, he’s doesn’t know anything about it, he has no idea what he is talking about, he makes it all up on the fly. [snip]

    Donald Trump is for Donald Trump. He believes in nothing other than himself. [snip]

    Donald Trump is a narcissist and an egomaniac. [snip]

    Like all narcissists, Donald Trump is insecure and weak, and afraid of being exposed. [snip]

    Donald Trump is not a serious person. It’s all a solo act, it’s all just a show, and the joke is on us. [snip]

    You may have recently seen that after Trump said the Bible is his favorite book, he couldn’t name a single Bible verse or passage that meant something to him. And we all know why, because it’s all just a show, and he hasn’t ever read the Bible. But you know why he hasn’t read the Bible? Because he’s not in it. [snip]

    The whole thing is set up for us to win – and yet we are flirting with nominating a non-serious, unstable, substance-free narcissist. [snip]

    We can win right now, or we can be the biggest fools of all time and put our faith not in our principles, but in one egomaniacal madman who has no principles.

    That describes Barack Obama well, but Bobby Jindal does not use those words to oppose treacherous Obama. No, like a good establishment Republican Bobby Jindal attacks Donald Trump while doing and saying little of consequence to oppose Barack Obama.

    The latest pawn in the attack Trump ploy is none other than Dr. Ben Carson. Like Perry, Jindal, Graham, and the rest, Carson is but a pawn used by the GOP establishment to attack Trump in order to benefit JeBush. Pat Buchanan describes the chess play:

    Buchanan: Hit Squad Targets Trump
    Establishment hopes outsiders will bloody each other and open a lane for Jeb

    Former presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan said Friday the Republican establishment is hoping that retired neurosurgeon Carson will come to its rescue and open “the door for Jeb and Rubio” by taking out Donald Trump.

    “That’s why you’ll see a promotion of a Carson-Trump fight,” said Buchanan, who appeared on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” “This is a contract hit, an assigned hit, almost.” [snip]

    Buchanan said the same dynamic as the pumped-up Carson-Trump fight was at work when Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, mired near the bottom of the polls in the GOP race, attacked Trump on Thursday as “shallow,” “narcissistic” and lacking substance. [snip]

    The neo-cons, the National Review folks, are terrified of the idea of Trump, who they don’t have any hooks in whatsoever, winning this nomination.

    The next pawn called to duty will be Fiorina at the debate or maybe even John Kasich. Fiorina will get her face time at the CNN debate but not much else. Fake outrage by her fans and Big Media Trump haters can only get you so far.

    As to Kasich, he will sink soon as well, especially since his current low standing is due only to millions of dollars spent in advertising to bolster him. But, as JeBush has discovered, millions of dollars can only keep your nose above water for so long, then you will sink. Soon the pawns will all lay dead on the chess table and only the despised and deposed JeBush will remain to Stop Trump.

    The Republican nomination will go either to JeBush or Donald Trump. There is no other. The Republican nomination fight has been fixed. The nomination was fixed for JeBush. But now Trump threatens that fixed phony wrestling match and he is the only one that can beat Bush.

    All the Republican establishment wants is to get somebody to get rid of Donald J. Trump so that JeBush can get nominated. The Republican establishment understands that JeBush is not up to the job of taking out Trump, so the pawns – Carson, Fiorina- are called upon to do the job that the other pawns – Graham, Walker, Perry, Jindal, Christie, Pataki, etc. – failed to accomplish.

    The Republican establishment sees their very existence threatened by Donald J. Trump. That’s why the Republican establishment is so angry and will say things about Trump they have never said about Barack H. Obama.

    Donald Trump increasingly looks to win the Republican nomination for president. So the Republican establishment is desperate. Donald Trump opponents are in freefall. Consider the news from Texas on the day Rick Perry became an official loser:

    No tickets left for Trump’s Dallas rally

    There are no more tickets available for GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s rally in Dallas on Monday, according to The Dallas Morning News.

    The American Airlines Center, the event’s venue, has a capacity of about 20,000.

    The arena also plays host to the Dallas Mavericks, a basketball team owned by Mark Cuban, who has spoken in support of Trump.

    Cuban said he had no doubt Trump would “kill it” at the Dallas rally, saying “there is nothing more Texan than being confident and entrepreneurial.”

    The tech billionaire has also said he would consider being Trump’s vice president if asked.

    We don’t know whether it was his loser lack of invitation to next week’s debate or the idea of Trump’s big rally in Dallas, Texas that prompted Rick Perry to abandoned his silly quest. Whatever the reason Rick Perry now has the time to attend the Trump rally.

    It is to be hoped that Rick Perry will invite Mitt Romney, John McCain, and the other losers (Fiorina, Carson, etc.) to Trump’s rally on Monday. Maybe then the GOP losers will denounce Barack Obama with the same vehemence with which they denounce Trump.

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    Newsflash: It’s A Fix – It’s Trump Or Bush That Will Win – Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, Huckabee, Carson, Walker, Paul, Christie, Are Losers

    Update II: Morning Consult poll: Trump’s lead grows after GOP debate to 32 percent, now ahead by more than 20 points. Trigger warning: check out the chart at the link. Meggyn Kelly has Frank Luntz egg all over her.

    Triple Trumpnado? Trump’s popularity continues to climb as PPP’s newest Iowa poll finds Donald Trump leading the Republican field in the state even after a weekend of controversy. Trump at 19%, Bush at 11%, and as we write below, the losers don’t matter in this fixed wrestling match. Then there’s this Exclusive: Trump’s Republican support holds strong post-debate – Reuters/Ipsos poll. Drudge was right, Luntz was wrong, Fox News and GOP establishment busy with plots and schemes to push Bush.

    Hillary2016 better learn from Trump and worry. Bush v. Hillary means Hillary wins. Hillary v. Trump? All bets are off.

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    Update: Peace in our time: Fox News reportedly in talks with Trump for interview in primetime tonight. Peace through strength!

    Why will Fox News capitulate to The Donald? Because tens of thousands of Fox News viewers are boycotting the network. Because tens of thousands of Meggyn Kelly fans are blasting her on her very own Facebook page. Because the Trump interview which drew BLOOD was on CNN opposite Meggyn’s show. Because Trump has the drawing power to hurt Fox News if he continues to target Fox News prime time by going on CNN (which incidentally will host the next debate so Trump getting eyeballs to CNN, building up his CNN cred, and hurting egg-on-her-face Meggyn is triple Trumpnado).

    There is also this which proves the Fox News fail and the Trump Triumph: Holy Guacamole Batman! New sciency poll out:

    Donald Trump’s lead over his Republican presidential rivals grew substantially in the days following the first GOP debate and his controversial comments about moderator Megyn Kelly.

    Trump’s support increased by 7 points, to 32 percent, according to the latest Morning Consult tracking poll.

    The real estate mogul’s closest rival — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — lost 1 point, down to 11 percent support among self-identified Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.

    Support for all other candidates was in the single digits in the poll.

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    Is there anything dumber than a Ted Cruz supporter? Well, maybe a Carly Fiorina supporter. Maybe a Ben Carson supporter. Maybe a Rubio supporter. Maybe a Paul supporter. Maybe a Christie supporter. Maybe a Walker supporter. Maybe a Huckabee supporter. Maybe Perry/Santorum/Pataki/Jindal/Gilmore/Graham supporter(s), if any.

    Some of the dummies will find what we say provocative. But take it from those of us who attended the 2008 Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic National Committee. We know what we are talking about and you are all total dummies no matter how smart you think you are.

    We’ll start off slowly. Why do you dummies think that in the early primaries the delegates won will be distributed proportionate to the margin of victory of the (many) candidates? Why do you fools think that the first state that is winner take all is one of the most delegate rich states and that state happens to be Jeb Bush’s Florida? Why do you numbskulls think that there are only about 10 debates this election cycle compared to the 27 of the last election cycle?

    All of this is designed to help one candidate snuff out the possibility of a debate based campaign from an undercapitalized candidate and to assure that the candidate with the most money and the biggest organization will be the eventual nominee. That was the plan… it was designed to nominate Jeb Bush… the plan would have worked… but then came Trump.

    We know the above are difficult for those who don’t understand the rules of the game or how to win by fixing the rules of the game. Many of you would place bets to win on a horse that is lame and cross-eyed. Yeah, you really like that horse and you’re sure that horse is great so… gee… I’m gonna bet on that horse.

    We’re going to post now two good reasons why you are all dummies. Most of you are too stupid to understand so we will try to spell it out for you, if necessary with those magnetic color alphabet sets children stick on refrigerators.

    Here’s the first clue, which we ourselves wrote, as a preamble to our discussion of the Losers’ Forum which preceded the great debate last Thursday:

    Big Media decides who gets coverage, the type of coverage, which polls to laud, which polls to ignore then uses the coverage and the polls to decide who gets to be a legitimate candidate on the debate stage. It’s an outrage. Worse, the political parties and the political candidates not only put up with this, they encourage the Big Media and establishment corruption of our political process because they are all part of the corrupt establishment.

    We’re gonna strain your feeble minds now, even though we’re sure you did not understand our previous paragraph(s), so reach for your Ginko Biloba and try to follow. We know you object to our citation of something we ourselves wrote so now we will quote from someone who has attacked this website, hates this website, and is considered somewhat prominent even though he graduated from the DailyKooks website. Gird yourselves now. There will be some words larger than “cat” and “dog.” Some of the concepts (that means thinky things) might elude (that means you might not understand because you mind is to un-evolved) you but do try and follow, idiots:

    Stage 6: Endgame

    When it happens: June through Republican National Convention, July 18-21
    Potential threat to Trump: The Republican Party does everything in its power to deny him the nomination.

    If Trump makes it past Stage 4, we’ll have to consider his campaign successful, up to a point. He’ll have gotten further than any similar candidate has in the past. But he’d still be a long way from winning the nomination, and the final two stages might be his hardest yet.

    The Republican Party’s delegate selection rules are straightforward in some states but byzantine in others, especially in caucus states where delegates are sometimes not formally pledged to the candidate who apparently earned their support on election night. Furthermore, about 7 percent of delegates to the RNC are party leaders — what Democrats would call “superdelegates” — who are usually not bound by the results of the popular vote in their states at all.

    This introduces a little bit of slack into the system. It works in favor of establishment-backed candidates, or those who have an intricate understanding of the delegate rules. And it works against candidates like Trump.

    Regular FiveThirtyEight readers will be familiar with “The Party Decides” paradigm of the nomination process. It posits that the nominee represents the consensus choice of influential members of the party, and that rank-and-file voters serve mostly to vet and validate the candidates in the event of a close call.

    Much of the party’s influence consists of what you might call soft power,” the ability to influence outcomes by persuasion rather than coercion. But the party also has some “hard power”: It literally makes the rules. It can rule against candidates it doesn’t like in the event of delegate-counting disputes. It can probably even change the rules midstream. There isn’t a lot of precedent to worry about violating, since it’s been 40 years since Republicans came close to a brokered convention.

    If Trump made it this far, the Republican Party would go to extraordinary lengths to avoid nominating him. In “The Party Decides” view, parties are basically looking for two things from their nominees: They want them to be reliable (meaning, they can be counted on to enact the Republican agenda once in office), and they want them to be electable (meaning, they can win in November).

    Hold your horses dummies. By now you are saying “aha, you see Donald Trump will never win. Why is this article calling supporters of other candidates stupid when what that article clearly states is that Trump can’t win the Republican Party nomination?” Now take your meds and try to follow the reasoning (thinky things) of what we have just written.

    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.

    We have to mock any and all supporters of candidates who say “oh, I like so-and-so,” “oh, so-and-so is so inspirational,” “so-and-so candidate is really blah-blah-blah and I really think that he/she has a strong chance to win this thing,” or the dumbest of all “I just want a candidate that can win and so-and-so is it!” Hardy-hardy-har-har – LOL – ROTFL – Ha!

    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.

    There are a few other things we want to make everyone aware of. Did you know that Fox News had a plan to evict Trump from the debates physically? It’s likely that Fox News wanted to provoke Trump into an explosion so that they could have armed guards come in and remove him:

    They reviewed not just the questions they would ask, but the structure of every query, keeping in mind the constraints of time and the need to avoid repeating topics. As they sorted and re-sorted questions, the unpredictability of real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump was never far from their minds.

    Baier even had a “nuclear option” at the ready for Trump if he ignored all protocol.

    The script — which he didn’t have to use — took a page from Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” TV show. It went like this: “Mr. Trump in your business you have rules. You follow rules. We have rules on this stage. We don’t want to have to escort you to the elevator outside this boardroom.”

    “We’re hoping we don’t have to use it,” Baier said later. “We’re locked and loaded.”

    They baited Trump on purpose to then try to evict him.

    Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone, no admirer of Trump has warnings and observations the GOP better understand:

    Republican Assault on Trump May Only Make Him Stronger
    Party insiders ganged up on Trump in the first GOP debate, but the tactic may backfire [snip]

    In thinking about what actually happened last night, i.e. what was meaningful as opposed to merely lurid and entertaining, you have to start with the performance of Trump, who might just have lured the Republican Party into a trap from which it will not escape.

    There was clearly an effort last night by Republican party interests to knock Trump off his frontrunner pedestal. We saw ambush tactics from the start.

    Bret Baier started the whole thing off by asking the candidates to promise they wouldn’t run on a third-party ticket. Trump declined, highlighting his non-Republican-ness. Megyn Kelly followed up by asking Trump to defend his record of calling women “fat pigs” and “disgusting animals” and then made his probable inability to score female votes in a race against Hillary part of her question.

    Later questions targeted Trump’s heretical views on abortion and health care, and his history of donating money to the likes of Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.

    No other candidate got anything near this kind of treatment in the debate. A more typical question was Baier softballing Mike Huckabee, asking: “Is the government simply too big for any one person, even a Republican, to shrink?”

    Then there was the postgame show. Fox had pollster Frank Luntz come on and speak with a “focus group” that expressed concern about the damage Trump will do to the party. [snip]

    That Fox and the other “contestants” onstage were ganging up on Trump was clear enough, but it hasn’t stopped there. Trump is now also seeing a wave of punditry pieces flowing in from traditional conservative outlets slamming his campaign. The National Review’s Jonah Goldberg wrote a long piece this month, “Trump fans, it’s time for an intervention.” [snip]

    Meanwhile, Rich Lowry at the Review called the debate a “fabulously awful” night for Trump. He slobbered over the rest of the field. He said Bush “made no mistakes, ” Christie was “forceful,” Carson was “winsome,” Kasich “more of a presence than I would have thought,” and Huckabee was “incapable of having a bad debate.”

    Meanwhile, Fox contributor Charles Krauthammer gleefully declared the debate to be the “end of Trump,” saying that he looked “lost.” [snip]

    What the Goldbergs and the Wills and Krauthammers of the world probably don’t get is that by singling Trump out for abuse, they’re almost certainly boosting his campaign. First of all, while it might have looked like a damning image to see Trump alone onstage with his hand up and refusing to pledge not to run as an Independent, on another level it was a great Trump moment. As it has been all season, there was Trump, and everyone else. That scene just made the other nine guys onstage look like what they are, stooges beholden to their party and their donors, unable to think for themselves.[snip]

    Assuming this doesn’t all end in Trump becoming president and the world shortly thereafter ending in nuclear apocalypse, this twist might end up being the funniest thing to come out of the debate and the campaign in general.[snip]

    We may not be laughing two years from now, but for the time being, man, what a show.

    There is a lot of leftist claptrap and whistling past the graveyard from Taibbi but even he understands that there was and is a concerted effort to destroy Trump by the GOP establishment and that the effort might make Trump stronger.

    After the first GOP debate it is clear that if Trump is destroyed Jeb Bush is the Republican nominee for president. We have very little doubt that in a Clinton versus Bush race there is only one possible outcome: President Hillary Clinton.

    We don’t know what happens if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president. But we have written before that Hillary2016 should learn from Trump about how to handle Big Media and that Hillary Clinton should be very afraid of a Donald Trump nomination. Donald Trump has many admirers that Hillary2016 might not expect.



    We do think Donald Trump has some chance to win the nomination mostly because of this:

    Donald J. Trump is running a real HOPE AND CHANGE campaign with unceasing attacks on the political establishment of the country which includes both parties, Big Media, lobbyists, special interests, unions, the Chamber of Commerce, the regulatory bureaucratic state, and all those who encourage or feed upon this gargantuan power structure – which is what makes Trump so difficult to destroy.

    The Republican/Big Media/Hollywood/political class establishment will try to stop Donald Trump. But Donald Trump, aside from his message and his “crusade” against the establishment campaign holds a Trump card that no other candidate in this political casino can bet on which is why Trump won the GOP debate.

    The establishment will consider and threaten to use the rules and all the soft and hard power of the party bosses against Trump. The GOP establishment might try to do to Trump what the DNC did to Hillary such as give delegates she won at the ballot box to a candidate that was not even on the ballot. The GOP might try to steal the election from Trump.

    The Trump card, which drives the GOP establishment wild because they see that with that one card Trump holds them, like wolves, at bay. Trump can run as an independent and has nicely said so.

    The fear for the GOP is that Trump can run as an independent and lay waste to all the plots and schemes to gift the nomination to Jeb Bush. No other candidate has that Trump card. No other candidate was smart enough to strategize as to how to fight the GOP establishment. All the other candidates were dummies. You do see that, don’t you, Cruz dummies?

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    PUMA: The Moment Donald Trump Won The #GOPDebate

    Update: Blowout: Fox debate may be the most-watched non-sports program in cable history. The next time you hear someone say Trump should drop out for the good of the party, ask yourself how many million viewers you’d be prepared to sacrifice to make that happen. Trump Show GOP Debate smothered the Jon Stewart final show 3.5 million to 24 million. Trumpnado!!!

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    If the GOP establishment spent half the energy and time to attack Barack Obama as expended this past month to take down Donald Trump…

    It was the Trump Show last night. Trump was why Americans watched. But the Fox News “personalities” thought they were the stars – going so far as to hog the largest chunk of the time at the debate. The candidates? They got less speaking time than the Big Media corruptors of the political process.

    Last night Fox News did everything it could to take down Donald Trump (if you doubt us, ask Lindsey Graham who agrees with us). The first question was phrased to isolate Donald Trump. It wasn’t “raise your hands if you promise to support the nominee of the party.” The first question instead was premised in the negative to force Trump to be the outsider raising his arm. It was a direct attack on Trump meant to isolate him from the rest of the field and the Republican audience watching the debate.

    That first question could have waited for later in the show. Ask a bunch of policy questions and then ask Trump if he would support the party nominee. But the goal was to take down Trump and that is why the question was first and foremost.

    Then the first question addressed specifically to Trump was the “War On Women” question savagely posed by Fox News star Megyn Kelly. Right at the beginning. When the biggest audience in an already huge audience was tuned in is when the sharpest attacks on Trump took place.

    But that take down Trump strategy we believe helped Trump.

    The audience for the debate is huge. Biggest audience for any primary debate ever. It was Trumptastic level viewership. 24 million viewers at least. Biggest cable news show ever. Trumpterrific.

    After the incessant attacks on Trump during the Trump Show debate, the Fox News assault continued. Megyn Kelly used her hour following the Trump Show to attack Trump. Charles Krauthammer declared Trump destroyed. Witness via video: Not very classy focus group dumps on Trump after debate. Yeah, it was a “kill Donald” operation. Other than Brit Hume stinking up Megyn Kelly’s show when he said Trump had not hurt himself at all that reality was kept at bay.

    Once Brit Hume introduced the Fox News audience to the reality that Trump had not been hurt the possibility loomed that Trump might have been helped by the Fox News/GOP establishment attack. Enter DrudgeReport.

    The first signs of trouble for the political class came from the results in a DrudgeReport poll. Trump won the poll massively.

    After Drudge, the stars of the night came out: the comments section. Our comments section did the superb job our readers have come to expect. Our comments section was not alone however. Whether it was the Megyn Kelly Facebook page or the Deadline Hollywood site (which appeared to be Trump central as both the writers and the comments sections united in support of Trump) reality blazed forth like a hot sun.

    Then this morning, Big Media anti-Trump outlets weighed in. It was not what Fox News and the GOP establishment expected. Trump trumped:

    Fox News Couldn’t Kill Trump’s Momentum and May Have Only Made It Stronger

    Judging by Thursday’s electric debate, he may have sensed his true opponent before anyone else had a clue: the network.

    A few hours before Thursday’s Fox News debate, a friend of Donald Trump’s confided to me that Trump was nervous. Not about the competition—he could handle them. No, Trump worried about Fox News, and in particular, debate moderator Megyn Kelly. She’d been hammering him all week on her show, and he was certain she was out to get him. He’d canceled a Fox News appearance on Monday night, the friend said, in order to avoid her. (Trump’s spokeswoman wouldn’t confirm or deny this.)

    It turns out Trump was right. His toughest opponents Thursday night weren’t the candidates up on stage, but the Fox News moderators, who went right after him—none with more gusto than Kelly. [snip]

    But Trump saw her coming a mile away and cut her off. “Only Rosie O’Donnell,” he barked, drawing cheers from the crowd. When Kelly tried to point out that he had insulted more women than O’Donnell, Trump, as he would all night, steamrolled right past her. “The big problem this country has is being politically correct,” Trump practically shouted, invoking conservatives’ favorite term of disdain. “I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness and to be honest with you this country doesn’t have time either.” The crowd went wild.

    Maybe they were cheering because the question was apropos of something Rachel Maddow would ask, and they were, after all, Republicans. But I think they were cheering because it was clear, at that moment, that Trump was going to be Trump, and wasn’t going to heed the pundits and phonies to tone down his act. [snip]

    But judging by Thursday’s raucous, electric debate, Trump may have sensed his true opponent before anyone else had a clue: It’s Fox News. Throughout the evening, Trump and his inquisitors battled back and forth like gladiators. Both parties emerged as huge winners. Though nearly devoid of substance, it was the most entertaining debate I’ve ever seen. [snip]

    Hurling insults, Trump went after O’Donnell, political reporters, Bowe Bergdahl, China, Mexico, Japan, money lenders, and practically everyone in Washington. “Our leaders are stupid,” he said, “Our politicians are stupid.” He did stop short of calling Mexicans “rapists,” but not by much. “We need to build a wall, and it has to be built quickly,” he said. “We need to keep illegals out.”

    While the moderators went after Trump, the candidates mostly shied away from him. In fact, consciously or otherwise, several echoed his points and nearly everyone tried to match his energy. Some even seemed to genuflect. “Donald Trump is hitting a nerve in this country,” Ohio Governor John Kasich said at one point. “Mr. Trump is touching a nerve because people want to see a wall being built.”

    Only Paul mustered the nerve to launch a pair of (pretty weak) direct attacks. He might have regretted it. Trump dispatched him with a single, withering aside (“You’re having a hard time tonight”) that was all the more effective because it was true. [snip]

    What’s more interesting than any Trump question or answer, though, was the larger dynamic at play. If Fox News has really turned on Trump, it will add a fascinating new twist to the race. Right now, Trump is the dominant candidate in the field because he has exerted a broad appeal to every part of the Republican Party. How might those Republicans react to Fox News—their own network!—aggressively trying to take down their favorite candidate?

    To find out, I called Janet Roberts, 69, a nurse in Bellville, Ohio, who participated in last week’s Bloomberg Politics poll and supported Trump (“He has the balls to stand up to the career politicians”). She had agreed to give me her reaction immediately after the debate. When I called, Roberts was furious. “I had more emotion about Fox News tonight than I did about Donald Trump,” she told me. “Those questions were not professional questions. They were bullying. They were set up to purposely make them all look bad. Our country is a mess and I feel like the debate was an example of that. I’m still with Trump.

    In fact, Roberts said, after watching the debate, she felt even more strongly than before. [snip]

    We won’t know for a few more days if other Republicans reacted to the debate as Roberts did. But my guess is that Trump didn’t hurt himself and might even emerge stronger than before.

    For those who back faltering candidate and think Trump as the #1 in the field deserved heightened scrutiny the Fox News assault was music. But there was no “heightened scrutiny” of Trump. It reminded us of 2008 as Barack Obama proved himself a boob every time he debated Hillary Clinton and finally Big Media in the form of the fat drunken slob Tim Russert had to intervene to rescue Obama. Think these memories of Hillary2008 bias us in favor of Trump and against the unfair and unbalanced assault by Fox News last night? Here’s Trump hater Lindsey Graham:

    ET TU, FOX NEWS’?: GOP presidential contender Lindsay Graham calls Fox News’ questions of Donald Trump “more of an inquisition than it was a debate.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is criticizing Fox News, saying the moderators of Thursday night’s debate were too harsh with GOP rival Donald Trump.

    This was more of an inquisition than it was a debate,” Graham said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday morning. “It was a missed opportunity to talk about things that really mattered.”

    Graham charged that the debate moderators, Bret Baier, Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly, were particularly unfair in their questioning of Trump, the outspoken billionaire who is leading many GOP polls.

    “At the end of the day, ask the man a question that explains his position and his solutions rather than a ten-minute question that describes him as the biggest bastard on the planet,” Graham quipped.

    The South Carolina lawmaker said that Thursday night’s contest resulted in a lost chance at addressing crucial issues like immigration reform.

    Did you really understand our position on immigration after this debate?” Graham asked.

    Graham is right. It wasn’t that the Fox moderators–mostly Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace, and to a lesser extent, Brett Baier–asked “tough” questions. I’m all for tough questions. But there’s a difference between “tough” and “snarky,” and I felt there was far more of the latter than the former.

    Kelly and Wallace in particular spent precious air time framing their questions as ad hominem attacks rather than a quest to probe serious issues.

    Indeed, virtually every major question posed by the Fox moderators began with an insult to each candidate. For example, Kelly’s opening question of Donald Trump was this silliness:

    “One of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter,” Kelly said to Trump in the opening minutes. “However, that is not without its downsides, in particular, when it comes to women. You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.”

    “Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Trump interjected to laughter.

    “For the record, it was well beyond Rosie,” Kelly shot back, noting that Trump had told one contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice” that it would be a pretty picture to “see her on her knees.” “Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?” Kelly asked.

    Was anyone really clamoring for clarification about Trump’s disparaging remarks about women he has opposed through the years, including his remarks on a reality TV show? I, for one, had many more important issues that I wanted to hear about, and Kelly’s decision to highlight this “women’s” issue seemed more designed to feed Democrats’ “war on women” impression of the GOP than anything else. [snip]

    This wasn’t an opportunity for Fox moderators to play favorites, attack the GOP field, regurgitate Democrats’ talking points, reiterate Democrats’ stereotypes about the GOP, and try to pit one candidate specifically against another. It wasn’t an opportunity for Fox moderators to “shine,” to show how smart they are, or to one-up specific candidates. I don’t care one whit which GOP candidates the moderators preferred personally. All I wanted was tough questions, sticking to the big issues of the day, and a “fair and balanced” opportunity to hear from each candidate. What I got instead was snarky, unprofessional, unnecessarily ad hominem questions that seemed more designed to embarrass than inform. I could have gotten that from CNN. 

    Et tu, Fox News?

    Big Media is the enemy. The initials of the name don’t matter. The self aggrandizing “personalities” of Big Media are the problem. In 2008 the evil emanated from the reptilian Tim Russert. In 2015 it’s a viper with pronounced fake eyelashes. It’s nothing personal. It’s Big Media that every voter should despise. Republican, conservative, liberal, Democrats, Obama Dimocrats, Greens, moderates, all should be united in opposition to Big Media.

    The Big Media personalities last night tried to slime Trump as well as the other candidates. The questions against Dr. Ben Carson were ugly and did not really illuminate what Carson thinks in any deep way. But the Carson personality came through, his intelligence came through, so he turned out OK.

    Jeb Bush was a bit less fluffed than Obama was in 2008, but still fluffed with pillow soft questions. The softball questions only helped to disappear Bush into the background curtains. Kasich of Ohio had a favorable audience before him in Cleveland and that sorta helped him if Jeb Bush continues his slow fade of mumbles, stumbles and mush. Kasich helped himself only because his Florida ex-governor competition was such a failure. Walker disappeared too.

    Ted Cruz came off very well. His answers were well crafted as we expected. His personality was not as insufferable as it usually is. Cruz did well but it was the Trump Show. Along with Huckabee, Cruz answered well, came off well, explained himself well. But both only survived. Well, maybe a bit helped because they survive.

    Rubio? Rubio came off as slick and smiley. Next time he should keep away from the sun lamp. Rubio was too well packaged to come off well. Rubio’s well crafted plaster statue imitation suffered next to the mannerist art of Trump.

    Loud-mouth Chris Christie? He suffered greatly. His exchange with Rand Paul was the best entertainment of the evening. Christie was great in words and demeanor. His flab was about to fly. But the Rand Paul ripost about the Obama hug seared. The Christie balloon hissed out in hot air from the Rand Paul arrow.

    Rand Paul? Rand Paul was a terrorist bomb attack that turned suicide attack. His Obama hug attack on Christie was marvelous to hear. His attacks on Trump however failed spectacularly. Paul attacked Trump in a scene from the Godfather (‘you carry those politicians in your pockets like so much change’). Trump laughed at him.

    Then Rand Paul tried to denounce Trump’s explanation of single payer health care (Trump thinks the Canadian model and the Scotland model works but does not think single payer would work in the U.S. – we know this from interviews at Morning Joe with Donald Trump not from the debate because the moderators were not interested in having issues explained.) Trump finished Paul off with a put down which will go down in the annals of debatedom along with “Senator, you’re no John Kennedy.”



    I don’t think you heard me. You’re having a hard time tonight.” That truth is, that Paul missed what Trump said against single payer in the U.S. and that Rand Paul was indeed having a very difficult time as his attacks mostly failed and his bid for attention ended badly. This Trump triumph has now been turned into Trump insulting the hearing impaired (Rand Paul uses a hearing aid) by Big Media outlets desperate to attack Trump with anything.

    Trump trumped at the first debate for the very reasons the GOP establishment believes he was destroyed. Trump’s greatest moment?

    The third best Trump moment was when Trump schooled the sneering Chris Wallace on business.



    The runner up Trump moment of Triumph when Trump lectured Megyn Kelly on the degrading effects of political correctness:



    The best, #1 moment for Trump:



    The best moment for Trump is when he stood alone, in an arena filled with Republicans/conservatives, next to the major Republican candidates for president, in front of the stars of Fox News, before the biggest Fox News audience ever, and said, ‘I’ll stand with America… P.U.M.A.!

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    #GOPDebate Forum – The Losers Lose

    Big Media decides who gets coverage, the type of coverage, which polls to laud, which polls to ignore then uses the coverage and the polls to decide who gets to be a legitimate candidate on the debate stage. It’s an outrage. Worse, the political parties and the political candidates not only put up with this, they encourage the Big Media and establishment corruption of our political process because they are all part of the corrupt establishment.

    That corruption of the people’s right to choose their leaders is why we have the comedy of a big debate tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET on Fox News which just about everyone is going to watch – and the 5:00 p.m. ET one hour losers’ forum also on Fox News.

    The 5:00 losers’ forum is for, um, losers. The alleged candidates in the losers forum are losers. They are losers and losers lose. We’re not being cruel. They are losers. Only a loser would agree to the indignity the losers will subject themselves to tonight.

    The candidates at tonight’s loser forum should have united and demanded a type of debate structure which would not have filtered out any candidate based on polls or Big Media attention. They could have demanded two debates, with an even number of candidates in attendance, chosen by lottery. But they are losers so they laid down to be fu*ked.

    The candidates at tonight’s loser forum should have appeared in press conferences together. The candidates at tonight’s loser forum should have formed a united front at every campaign event to denounce the pernicious influence of Big Media. The candidates at tonight’s loser forum should have pooled together resources to air ads, hand out leaflets, do whatever was necessary to get a fair and balanced debate structure. But they didn’t do any of this – because they are losers.

    Can you imagine what would have happened if, as the GOP establishment once planned, Donald Trump was relegated to a lesser position on a losers’forum? The gates of Hell would have broken and the fires of Hell loosed upon the Earth. We know Donald Trump has a lot of advantages that tonight’s losers don’t have. But as demonstrated with Donald Trump’s response to Gawker’s release of his cell phone number, Donald Trump would not have greased himself up to be violated.

    But losers lose and that is what we have tonight at 5:00. Let’s look at the losers, why they lose, and why they already lost.

    First, Carly Fiorina. We wrote some nice things about Fiorina when she announced. But Carly Fiorina is a loser.

    Why is Carly Fiorina a loser? Because Fiorina (some dub her FioRINO for her illegal immigration amnesty positions) forgot that she is in a Republican primary. Fiorina thought that if she attacked Hillary Clinton incessantly Republican voters would make the leap that Fiorina would be the best candidate against Hillary and that Fiorina could attack Hillary in ways that male candidates could not. But Hillary is not Fiorina’s opponent. A bunch of men are her obstacle. Result: the losers’ table for Carly.

    Carly Fiorina also missed the bit about Donald Trump getting in the race. Outsider? Businessperson? Outspoken? Yeah, Carly Fiorina did not update her strategy once Trump got in. Result: Loser!

    Why is Rick Perry a loser? Unlike Fiorina, Rick Perry did update his strategy once Trump got in. But instead of going with Trump, Perry chose to fight the tide. Result: Losers forum.

    Rick Perry should have augmented Donald Trump when it came to illegal immigration. Perry could have “regretted” Trump’s choice of words while agreeing that illegal immigration has to be stopped. But instead Perry took the ferry to Palookaville. Perry called Trump a “cancer” at the same time he decried Trump’s tough language. That is at least a disconnect and double message which proved Perry is an unthinking loser. Result: Biggest Loser at the Losers’ table.

    Yeah, we know Perry calculated that attacks on Trump would bolt him to national attention and by dint of higher poll numbers Perry would secure a seat at the adult table. Perry then calculated that once at the big debate table he would attack Trump and triumph. But that too is part of Perry’s problem. Perry “calculated.” Calculation is poison this election season. Result: Loser! – Biggest Loser!

    Why is Lindsey Graham a loser? Compare and contrast the cell phone number public release as handled by Lindsey and Trump and you get the answer.

    Lindsey Graham’s entire purpose this election season was to blast away at Rand Paul. Lindsey Graham was the GOP establishment shill who got in to attack the opponents of the GOP establishment. Once national security climbed as a big issue this election season Rand Paul’s candidacy was going the way of Ron Paul. So Lindsey shifted his attentions to the new big threat to the GOP establishment: Donald J. Trump.

    Lindsey Graham attacked Trump then Trump stomped on him and Lindsey crumbled like a graham cracker. Result: Loser!

    Why is Bobby Jindal a loser? Bobby Jindal deserves better than a place at the losers’ table because he has not really done anything wrong other than being himself. Jindal has never really recovered from his disastrous national appearance years ago. Jindal is a very good book smart guy but not very bright when it comes to how he comes off to viewers. We don’t want to beat up on Jindal because he is probably doing that to himself enough. But the result is the same: Loser!

    Why is Rick Santorum a loser? Santorum is the one candidate we truly detest so we will censor ourselves. To be kind, Santorum is the very definition of a loser. Santorum lost his senate seat. He’s a loser. Santorum the loser of the senate seat, decided he wanted to lose higher office. So Santorum ran for president in 2012. He lost. So Santorum runs again in 2016 to bore us all yet again. Santorum will be at the losers’ forum because Santorum is a loser. The big winner? Sweater sales. Santorum wore a sweater at every campaign appearance in 2012 to make himself appear humble – which made us and many Americans hate sweaters. Those (Republicans/conservatives) that know Santorum know he is a sanctimonious nasty prick. Buy a sweater. Santorum sucks. Result: Loser!

    George Pataki and Jim Gilmore? We’ve know Pataki and our dealings with him lead us to have great respect for him. Why Pataki is running for president in 2016 and why he attacks Trump is a mystery to us. Gilmore? Seems like a nice guy whose time has long passed. We don’t want to say anything bad about him because, well, he seems harmless and why waste energy over him? The result is the same: Losers!

    The Losers’ Forum will last one hour. It will be an hour you will never get back. Use that hour wisely. Water your plants. Wash your dishes. Brush your hair. Polish your shoes. Beat your servants. Watch Youtubes of a drunk Joe Biden. Think up new insults for Trump to use at the big debate later tonight. Do something productive.

    As with the big debate later tonight at 9:00, we’ll watch. Our comments section will post constructive comments as well as snide remarks. We’ll waste our 5:00 hour so you don’t have to.

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