March 24th, 2016
Speak and write in clear English. Call the Muslim “no go zones” of Europe what they are. They are “beachheads”. They are beachheads in a soft invasion of Europe and an attack on the values and peoples of the West.
Eli Lake today writes a preposterous article for Bloomberg News which declares France to be a “police state” fighting Islamic terrorism. Lake’s claim that France is a “police state” engaged in battle against Islamic terrorism is based on the state of emergency declared by France after the November 2015 Muslim terrorist attacks in Paris.
Lake’s “police state” is an odd one by any definition of that phrase. A police state where the police in a terrorist assault must first run to their stations in order to get weapons because they are unarmed even as the invaders assault them with machine guns – in a gun free, gun control continent? Police state? Do “no go zones”, or as we call them “invasion beachheads”, exist in France? Well, yes they do. The “invasion beachheads” exist in Belgium, England and other countries on the continent unaware it is invaded.
There is a “gathering storm” in Europe evident after Paris and Brussels. From the invasion beachheads the Muslim terrorists attack even as reinforcements are invited to join them by the very states they wish to destroy. The West, its peoples and values, are under attack but few speak or write clearly about the soft invasion of Europe and the weakness of our leaders:
Why does ISIS rise? Because their leaders and their followers believe in something. It is an evil something and a hideous something, but they believe in it and are willing to die for it.
The West, the values of the West, the heritage of the West, are in peril today because our leaders have abandoned everything about the West except its materialist component. Since 2011 we have written about Barack Obama’s “managed decline” of America. “Managed decline” of America, brought to you by Barack Obama.
The president of the United States, the one that is supposed to be the leader of the Free World, the champion of the West and its values will not defend the West because he and his cohort do not believe in our values.
So from Barack Obama’s “managed decline” of America a different voice emerges. That voice says “Make America Great Again”. “Make America Great Again” is a rational response to “managed decline”. Add to that Donald Trump’s instinctive defense of the West and its values and the power of his message becomes clear.
Winston Churchill was a man of massive talents and massive faults. Look to someone else if you want politically correct “consistent” leadership. Winston Churchill wrote about his “art of the deal” in his autobiography, My Early Life:
I have always urged fighting wars and other contentions with might and main till overwhelming victory and then extending the hand of friendship to the vanquished. Thus I have always been against the Pacifists during the quarrel and the Jingoist at its close…I thought we should have conquered the Irish then given them Home Rule…and that after smashing the General Strike we should have met the grievances of the miners.
That excerpt is the philosophy of a man who believes that strength in national security affairs is a virtue, not a menace. The Churchillian philosophy of strength, as illuminated in the above passage, does not preclude submission to logic and what is proper once your aims are achieved – from a position of strength. Churchill would conquer his opponents then, if reasonable, have the flexibility to reach out and make necessary accommodations. It’s “better to be strong and wrong than weak and right” circa the 1900s.
Churchill’s personality and tough talk, like Donald Trump’s, was a problem too. He was not an easy man to get along with and one who took personal umbrage far too frequently. But Winston Churchill at the moment of greatest peril for the West, saved the West.
Winston Churchill’s warnings to prepare for the storm to come were not popular. To the contrary most of his assertions were denounced. But he was right. And Britain and the Western World woke up only when the full horror of war was upon them.
After Brussels, even Trump’s harshest critics hear the guns of 2016 booming in the same way earlier generations heard the guns of August 1914 and 1939. Trump hater Piers Morgan:
How many more innocent men, women and children are going to be blown to pieces by these murderous bastards?
How many more airports, train stations, sports stadiums, restaurants or concert halls will be obliterated in a hail of suicide bombs and bullets?
How many more world leaders will wring their hands on national television afterwards and spout pointless platitudes about the ‘poor brave victims’ and ‘heroic emergency services’?
How many taunting, gleeful claims of responsibility will the despicable perpetrators of these evil crimes be able to issue?
I’m sick of this, aren’t you?
Sick of feeling sick about such endless, senseless barbarism.
And the worst thing about it is that I see no end.
The inherent problem which causes it, chaotic war-torn instability in the Middle East, is getting worse, not better; just as the financial and military resource of the enemy is growing greater, not reducing.
Yet just as the world is crying out for strong decisive leadership, there is none.
America has a demob happy President Obama eeking out his last few months in office. A man whose infamous ‘leading from behind’ philosophy to foreign policy has been partly responsible for the war in Syria raging uncontrollably for five years – allowing fundamentalism to ferment.
Obama has zero interest in doing anything tangible to really deal with ISIS. This is now parked in the tray marked ‘next president’s problem.’
Europe, meanwhile, is splintering at the seams, ravaged by an unprecedented migration crisis that nobody seems to have a clue how to handle.
German chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to let a million migrants into its country is already seen to be an utter disaster.
France, reeling from two horrendous attacks in Paris, is understandably highly fearful of yet more terror coming its way.
Belgium officials effectively conceded today that they have no real way to protect themselves against the ISIS threat. A fact surely born out by the fact that today’s onslaught in Brussels happened right when the city most expected it, following the capture of Paris attacks suspect Saleh Abdeslam three days ago.
Britain, surely a target anytime soon, is on red alert but its warring politicians are too distracted by the upcoming EU referendum in June to pay anything more than lame lip service to terrorism.
So nobody seems to be doing anything concrete to stop ISIS, or even suggesting a new way to do so given the spectacular lack of success to date.
Well almost nobody.
By coincidence, I had an interview scheduled today with the world’s most controversial man, Donald Trump, for my UK show, Good Morning Britain.
It was set up a couple of weeks ago, but the timing was eerily prescient.
Here is one man who definitely has a plan to deal with ISIS terrorism. Several plans in fact.
The problem is that people don’t like them. Well, a lot of people don’t anyway.
Trump’s strong plans against Islamic terrorism are logical and reminiscent of Churchill. Piers Morgan, Trump hater, was astonished in his agreement with Donald Trump:
Trump told me countries must tighten their borders in light of these terror attacks, especially to anyone related to an ISIS fighter in Syria. [snip]
He told me he wants law-abiding Muslims to root out the extremists in their midst, expressing his bafflement and anger that someone like Abdeslam was able to hide for so long in the very part of Brussels he had previously lived. [snip]
He told me America must make it far harder for illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and thinks European countries should follow suit. [snip]
He told me he believes there are now areas of many major European cities which have become poisonous breeding grounds for radicalized Islamic terror. [snip]
I didn’t feel I was talking to a lunatic, as many seem to view Trump.
I saw a guy, a non-politician unfettered by PC language restraints, who is genuinely furious at the devastation which ISIS is wreaking, and seriously concerned for the security of his fellow Americans and indeed, the citizens of Europe. [snip]
And right now, he firmly believes that ISIS will murder countless more Americans and Europeans if somebody somewhere doesn’t stand up and punch them hard in the face.
Someone prepared to stop spewing politically-correct niceties after these attacks, hoping nobody gets offended, and actually DO something.
Let’s be honest with ourselves, right now ISIS is winning this war and will continuing committing utter carnage on our streets on an ever graver and more barbaric scale until they are stopped. [snip]
Hate Donald Trump all you like, but at least he seems to recognise the magnitude of the threat and at least he has firm proposals for how to try to defeat it.
In June, Great Britain will vote on whether or not to exit from the European Union. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has broken with his own party and decided to run a Donald Trump style campaign for the “Brexit”. Other leaders, inspired by Donald Trump are sure to join in the world wide realignment taking place.
The worldwide realignment will take place and no plot against Donald J. Trump can stop it. Reality will see to that.
This is not the first time the Western world, its peoples and its values, have come under threat. Is this generation ready for the fight? Forced by events, hammered by reality, the answer will have to come sooner rather than later. Will the answer come with a Chamberlain whimper, or with a Churchillian trump?
March 21st, 2016
Update: More “obvious” crass “brutal searing truth” from us today. Donald J. Trump was likely to win Arizona today but Trump was also likely to be brutally beaten in Utah as well. The latest poll from Utah had Lyin’ Ted Cruz over the 50% threshold to make Utah a winner take all state. To make matters worse for Trump, the polls registered Trump support at 11%, not enough to get past the 15% threshold to get any delegates. But then, as we write below about Hulk Hogan’s effect on Donald Trump and how outside events continue to prove Trump correct when Trump needs help the most, outside events have intervened.
The outside events are the multiple Islamic terror attacks in Belgium today. No comment yet from Barack Obama as he cavorts in Cuba with communist criminals. To be brutally crass and say the obvious, these latest Islamic terror attacks politically help Trump. If Hillary2016 ever makes it to the general election this intrusion of reality in the form of Islamic terror attacks blow up the Hillary campaign. Blown up!
The Islamic terror attacks in Belgium today, with multiple deaths in multiple places, help Trump, because, to quote Bill Clinton “better to be strong and wrong, than weak and right.” That Trump is strong and correct additionally helps Trump. That Hillary won’t talk about the Islamic religion and the institutionalized misogyny therein, that Hillary won’t talk about the sexual attacks by Islamic men in Europe against women because Hillary wants Muslim votes is a suicide bomb embedded in Hillary2016.
Trump is additionally helped because these events, one near the European Union headquarters, follow his powerful presentation to AIPAC last night. Most of Big Media carried Trump’s speech because of the expected protests against Trump which did not occur. The controversy helped Trump. Here’s Trump’s AIPAC speech and notice how he starts his speech in the first sentence with strong comments against Islamic terror:
Here’s a live feed of European coverage of the terror attacks today:
Remember all the above and the below as we watch the election returns come in tonight.
Update: We will continue to pound Hillary2016 with brutal searing truth until Hillary Clinton stops lying and tells the truth about Barack Obama. Perhaps the results of our non-stop declarations of truth and reality are bearing fruit. Hillary Clinton continues to lie, but Bill Clinton is now telling some of the truth:
Bill Clinton Trashes Obama: ‘Awful Legacy of the Last Eight Years’
At an event today in Spokane, Washington, Bill Clinton called for putting “the awful legacy of the last 8 years behind us and the 7 years before that where we were practicing trickle down economics.” [snip]
“But if you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that where we were practicing trickle-down economics with no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her. Because she’s the only person who basically has good ideas, will tell you how she’s going to pay for them, can be commander-in-chief, and is a proven change maker with Republicans and Democrats and Independents alike.”
Bill Clinton needs to shout out the truth about Barack Obama as we have been promised. Bill Clinton should speak the truth with the same pride and brutality as Donald J. Trump did today (it’s still ongoing) before AIPAC. We’ll update when video of Trump’s AIPAC speech is available.
So we write that #Trump2016 is brilliant and #Hillary2016 is hapless. Why? Well, because #Trump2016 is brilliant and #Hillary2016 is hapless. How can this in any way be controversial? This is self-evident. As clear as the nose on your face. There is simply no denying that #Trump2016 thus far has operated in a brilliant manner and #Hillary2016 has operated most miserably.
Here is a Youtube representation of Hillary2016:
The muddled message mess that is Hillary2016 is in a foreign language. We translate: Mr. Burns: Ah, it’s as easy as crushing an ant! [Bernie Sanders appears] You know? [the ant takes control and there is a surrender AARRGGHH!!! Oh! Take my wallet and leave me alone!
A Hillary2016 win should have been as easy as crushing an ant. A Hillary2016 win should have been as easy as taking candy from a Bernie. But taking the candy from the Bernie proved exceedingly difficult. Not because of the barking Bernie but because Hillary2016 is hapless.
Instead of a glide, every “victory” for Hillary2016 comes at a high price. For instance, look at Ohio, where Hillary2016 “won” big:
But buried within the clear victory was a troubling trend for the party front-runner: She is doing a terrible job turning out voters, particularly in the states that will matter most in a November matchup against Donald Trump.
More people voted for Trump than for Clinton in two states Tuesday night — Missouri and Ohio. In Florida, Clinton edged Trump by a nose — less than 2 percent. Clinton had only one other candidate splitting the Democratic vote in a contested election, while Trump was embroiled in a four-way contest that factionalized Republican voters. In Ohio, Trump bested Clinton by about 50,000 votes despite coming in second in the GOP contest to John Kasich, the state’s current governor. In Missouri, both Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) bested Clinton’s vote total by nearly 20 percent.
Enthusiasm for Clinton appears to have plummeted from the levels she enjoyed in 2008, when she defeated Barack Obama in both the Florida and Ohio primaries. Clinton had 44 percent fewer supporters in Ohio this time around than she did eight years ago. Combine Clinton and Sanders’ Ohio numbers from Tuesday night and they still do not eclipse Clinton’s showing in the state from 2008.
Since Florida, Missouri and Ohio are traditionally swing states in the general election, these results should be causing some worry at the Democratic National Committee — Ohio most of all. Democrats are simply performing poorly in the Rust Belt this year. And the only way Democrats will blow a November matchup against Trump is by getting beaten in the upper Midwest.
Those who want us to write puff pieces on Hillary2016 should ask why Hillary “Clinton had 44 percent fewer supporters in Ohio this time around than she did eight years ago”. That’s from the Trump hating Huff n’ Puff. We could try to spin this news with a glib “a win is a win” but come on, we’re not particularly proud of ourselves when we lurk about cradles and playpens to forcibly steal lollipops from tots so we can’t “spin” the election results as somehow majestic for Hillary.
What we see is Bernie Sanders, who never had a chance to win the nomination, ever, forcing Hillary Clinton (who will have the nomination stolen from her by Barack Obama, again) into untenable positions and freakish statements. How else to explain the latest from Hillary2016:
AUDIENCE MEMBER: “Is she planning on expanding Obamacare as people know it, ACA, to include people who are not fully documented? Because when you get ill, your illness will not ask you if you are a permanent resident or not.”
CLINTON: “It’s such an important question. Thank you for supporting my mom. My mom has very strong feelings that we must push as quickly as possible for comprehensive immigration reform, and this is a real difference between her’s and Senator Sanders’ record, she supported comprehensive immigration reform at every possible chance and she was one of the original supporters and sponsors of the DREAM Act. She does not believe that while we are working towards comprehensive immigration reform we should make people wait, like the families you are talking about. Which is why she thinks it’s so important to extend the Affordable Care Act to people who are living and working here, regardless of immigration status, regardless of citizenship status. While we’re pushing for comprehensive immigration reform and reminding Republicans who are currently running for president that a couple of years ago they actually supported comprehensive immigration reform – something they seem to have forgotten during this election cycle – that we do whatever we can to solve challenges in the education system and the health system and elsewhere.”
That’s from a Hillary hating, Trump hating website, but still… ObamaCare for illegal immigrants??? Bernie Sanders is for ObamaCare for illegal aliens so now Hillary follows off the same cliff. That’s a long way from what a sensible Hillary Clinton used to say:
“We do not want to do anything to encourage more illegal immigration into this country,” Clinton said then, adding that “we know now that too many people come in for medical care, as it is.”
“We certainly don’t want them having the same benefits that American citizens are entitled to have.”
Clinton also took a blanket stance against illegal immigration — and illegal immigrants themselves — as a U.S. Senator from New York.
In a February 2003 radio interview Clinton said that she was “adamantly against illegal immigrants.”
“Certainly we’ve got to do more at our borders,” she said, adding that “people have to stop employing illegal immigrants.”
We suppose we will be criticized for pointing out the obvious. The obvious is these videos exist and that Donald Trump knows they exist and that Donald Trump will not be shy about the broadcast of these videos. The hapless Hillary2016 will wish away these videos while Donald Trump continues to say the most obvious things that no one else will say. And that is why Trump2016 is so brilliant.
Consider this weekend’s supposed “big” news. Here is the obvious, brought to you courtesy of Donald J. Trump:
Donald Trump is entirely correct and the only one who said the obvious: Obama was schlonged in Cuba. Not only did Obama give away the store to Cuba but then the communist leaders of Cuba, the totalitarian Castro brothers, don’t even bother to show up at the airport to greet the numbskull. Did Lyin’ Ted Cruz say the obvious? Did John Kasich say the obvious? Did Hillary or Sanders say the obvious? No, Donald Trump said the obvious and he is entirely correct to say this is an affront to the United States and a particularly vicious slap on dumb-ass Obama’s face.
Trump injected himself into the “big” story of the weekend with a statement of the obvious that no other candidate noticed. Trump did not say anything complicated nor in need of a foreign policy council of experts analysis report. What Trump said is obvious. Trump says the obvious and Americans say, “yeah”. That simplicity is brilliant.
That Cuba business is a calculated bit of brilliance. But we’ve also noted how frequently Donald Trump says something which is considered outrageous only to have the news cycle prove Trump either entirely correct or at the very least on the right track. We saw that from the very beginning. Trump talked about the criminals in the illegal immigrant population which caused much outrage. Then a sensational murder of a young woman in liberal San Francisco by an illegal alien and the outrage becomes an obvious Trump truth telling moment. Now, consider Hulk Hogan. Remember this Trump outrage?:
Donald Trump wants to ‘open up’ libel laws so he can sue press
Donald Trump said Friday that if elected president he will change the nation’s libel laws in order to make it easier to sue news organizations.
“One of the things I’m going to do if I win… I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money,” Trump said during a rally in Fort Worth, Texas.
“We’re going to open up those libel laws so when The New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they’re totally protected,” he said. “We’re going to open up libel laws and we’re going to have people sue you like you’ve never got sued before.”
Those remarks immediately drew criticism from journalists, including The New Yorker’s John Cassidy, who wrote: “Trump takes attacks on media to new level — says as president he’ll try to gut the First Amendment.”
No federal libel law currently exists, because libel suits are handled in state courts.
Since 1964, when the Supreme Court ruled on “New York Times vs. Sullivan,” public individuals who wish to sue media companies for libel are required to prove that the news organization knowingly published false information with malicious intent.
The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said in 2012 that he “abhors” the ruling, saying it gives news organizations the freedom to “libel public figures at will so long as somebody told you something.”
Trump’s remarks were mocked by Big Media because libel suits are prosecuted in state courts, not federal courts, and there is no federal libel law. That’s all obvious.
However, Trump correctly noted the abuses by Big Media. Big Media and anti Trump outlets let loose with invective against Trump. Trump defenders who also defend the First Amendment and tolerate abuses by Big Media in order to protect the First Amendment found themselves cowed into silence. Then, Hulk Hogan:
Hulk Hogan body slams Gawker: Website faces ruin after wrestler wins sex tape lawsuit and is awarded $115MILLION – with $50m due upfront and punitive damages STILL to come [snip]
After Hulk Hogan’s victory against Gawker, the online news site will have to cough up an initial installment of $50million about a month from when the punitive damages are decided sometime next week.
The wrestler was awarded $115million in damages by a jury in Florida on Friday after the website posted a leaked sex video that showed him engaging in intercourse with his best friend’s wife.
The jury awarded Hogan $55million for economic injuries and $60million for emotional distress.
E Online spoke with attorney Troy Slaten, not related to the case, who said that the punitive damages could literally be any amount.
‘It could be anything. God knows what it will be. I couldn’t even start to speculate on that. Frankly I’m shocked at the $115 million dollar compensatory verdict for showing a video for nine seconds,’ said Slaten. [snip]
Gawker will appeal the case, but under Florida law will have to hand over at least $50million in monetary damages and if Hogan defeats their appeal they will hand over the rest of the money whenever the case is settled. [snip]
The site published an article soon after with the headline; ‘A Judge Told Us to Take Down Our Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Post. We Won’t.’
They wrote in the post; ‘We publish all manner of stories here. Some are serious, some are frivolous, some are dumb. I am not going to make a case that the future of the Republic rises or falls on the ability of the general public to watch a video of Hulk Hogan f****** his friend’s ex-wife.
‘But the Constitution does unambiguously accord us the right to publish true things about public figures.
‘And Campbell’s order requiring us to take down not only a very brief, highly edited video excerpt from a 30-minute Hulk Hogan f******session but also a lengthy written account from someone who had watched the entirety of that f******, is risible and contemptuous of centuries of First Amendment jurisprudence.’
The video was eventually removed from the site.
We’re not about to litigate the merits of the Hulk Hogan case here. We just want to point out that even when Trump appears to lose and say something outrageous, something happens that gives Trump the win. Much too often the “luck” that comes to Trump is not calculated by the campaign. But Trump’s style of saying the obvious, even when it is obviously outrageous, not only sucks the air from the campaigns of his opponents, it also leads to surprise twists that tend to, thus far, consistently benefit Trump2016.
Just as often, or more often, Trump’s calculations pay off. Today, in this season of plots, Donald J. Trump is set to meet with a bunch of GOP establishment bozos. No doubt this is “businessman Trump” closing the deal. It is also “political Trump” prepping the battlefield for the disgusting theft planned by the GOP establishment at the convention.
After the meeting with the GOP bozos, Donald Trump will speak before the lobby group for Israel, AIPAC. This speech at AIPAC will be the first speech in which Donald Trump will (likely) read the remarks he has prepared beforehand. Some of Trump’s speeches are written beforehand, such as his announcement speech, but rarely does Trump read what is written. Today though, at AIPAC, Donald J. Trump will do his best to be “presidential” and that means a read of prepared text, not a free jazz composition.
Later in the evening, Donald J. Trump will appear at a CNN town hall event. This will be freestyle jazz Donald Trump knocking down questions like a golfer hitting a few balls for fun. All the other candidates will appear at the CNN snoozefest too. Hillary will be there; baby Sanders will participate long distance; John Kasich will annoy and Lyin’ Ted Cruz will repeat old lies and craft new whoppers.
Even this CNN sleeping pill tonight is a Trump triumph. Recall that Trump refused to participate in a Megyn Kelly hosted Fox News debate scheduled for tonight. Trump said he was scheduled to speak to AIPAC and that conflicted with the Fox News debate to be held in Utah. Fox News apparently did not do the obvious and change the site of the debate from Utah to Washington, D.C. So tonight, Trump will speak to AIPAC and help CNN ratings while Fox News fumes. That’s three Trump wins with one mighty slap.
At tonight’s CNN town hall expect the illegal immigrant ObamaCare question to be asked of Hillary. Trump will get to blast Obama and the Cuba slap from the Castro Brothers. Lyin’ Ted Cruz will orchestrate his lies in order to win Tuesday night’s primary in Arizona and the caucus in Utah. Lyin’ Ted desperately needs to win Arizona and the 58 delegates. Lyin’ Ted also desperately needs to win more than 50% of the vote in Utah in order to get the 40 delegates there. Everything in Utah is stacked against Trump, and even Romney has put on his boxing mittens to help Lyin’ Ted Cruz.
Donald J. Trump has already won tonight’s news cycle. Instead of a Fox News debate attack against Trump, Trump gets to humiliate Fox News and appear on CNN with new ploys to dominate the news even as Obama tours totalitarian communist Cuba. Trump will win tonight’s news cycle because… well, it’s obvious Trump will dominate the news today. It’s what’s happened since June 16, 2015 – as Jeb Bush and many others found out.
So, we’ll continue to write the obvious.
March 18th, 2016
Brutus lured his friend Julius Caesar, with sweet words, to stabbing knives on the Ides of March eons ago. This weekend millennia ago, Judas succeeded, with a kiss, in his plot to betray Jesus of Nazareth in what to this day is remembered as the climatic event in Christendom, The Passion. We’re in the Season of Plots, of betrayals, when killers let loose on civil streets.
Are not you moved, when all the sway of earth
Shakes like a thing unfirm? O Cicero,
I have seen tempests, when the scolding winds
Have rived the knotty oaks, and I have seen
The ambitious ocean swell and rage and foam,
To be exalted with the threatening clouds:
But never till to-night, never till now,
Did I go through a tempest dropping fire.
Either there is a civil strife in heaven,
Or else the world, too saucy with the gods,
Incenses them to send destruction.
This is the season of plots. Treachery moves behind every tapestry. Consider the latest ominous news via the New York Times, greeted with foolish welcome, like Caesar did Brutus, by the gullible Hillary2016:
US President Barack Obama has privately asked the top Democratic donors to support front- runner Hillary Clinton, now that it is increasingly becoming clear she would be the party’s nominee for the presidential elections, according to a media report.
Obama made the “unusually candid remarks” during a top Democratic fund raiser in Austin, Texas last week, The New York Times reported. “Mr. Obama chose his words carefully, and did not explicitly call on Mr. Sanders to quit the race, according to those in the room,” it said.
This is a false flag. It is ominous news for Hillary Clinton and for Hillary2016. Like Pontius Pilate, Obama washes his hands. When the final betrayal of Hillary Clinton arrives Obama will be able to say that he did all he could to help Hillary behind the scenes.
What really goes on? Obama knows the treachery about to take down Hillary. Obama pretends to be a friend. Hillary will be butchered. This news was leaked to the New York Times on purpose and the purpose is not to help Hillary. To the contrary, this news is ominous for Hillary because the danger to Hillary now is imminent. Obama is Brutus and Judas both. Hillary will be led to the slaughter with a smile on her face.
For Trump this season of plots, there is the possibility of survival and triumph. But the plotters do not rest.
This morning the news is of a death threat to the family, a powdery substance included, sent to Eric Trump at his home
Trump’s Son Threatened in Bid to Force Dad to Quit Campaign
Law enforcement agencies are investigating a threatening letter containing white powder that was sent to Donald Trump’s son, Eric, at his Manhattan residence that said the GOP presidential front-runner’s children are in danger if he doesn’t drop out of the race.
Sources told CBS News that the Secret Service, FBI, and New York Police Department are all involved in the investigation into the letter, which the younger Trump’s wife opened at their apartment at [——- —— ——], located at [— ———– ——-].
We removed the address and location of the Trump household which received the threat. Big Media outlets are publishing the address.
The serpentine Ted Cruz has many plots himself dug. Lyin’ Ted Cruz, the one who calls himself a “consistent conservative” and enemy of the establishment is now allied with the establishment with one sole purpose: to deny the voters in Republican primaries and caucuses the right to name their nominee for president. To that end, Lindsey Graham, a long time Cruz hater, is now allied with Ted Cruz and will raise money for Ted Cruz. Can a John McCain endorsement, another Cruz hater, be far away as the Arizona primary comes on Tuesday? Ted Cruz has sold out the little credibility he had for thirty pieces of silver.
Little Marco too is on the stop #TrumpTrain. Little Marco calls serpent Cruz “the only conservative left in the race” even though Little Marco used to agree with lion Trump that Cruz is lyin’.
More plots emerged from the fat confines of the fat cats and fat plotters who met yesterday to say #NeverTrump. The deception from them is that it is too late to mount a third party and so they will ally with the once anti-establishment, now a total shill for the establishment – Lyin’ Ted Cruz.
For this Tuesday’s primaries and caucuses, the governor of Utah will endorse Governor John Kasich, who has zero chance of winning the nomination, with the sole aim of depriving Republican voters of naming their standard bearer and plotting anything/everything to stop Trump.
What amazes is that any of these plotters wonder why they are so hated.
Paul Ryan continues to mewl and encourage a brokered convention. Mitt Romney continues to plot everywhere but especially in Utah which votes this coming Tuesday.
#CrushTrump rallies are planned by the crazed left. Trump rallies are sabotaged too. But the totalitarian left is matched by the moneybags of the right:
On the day before Super Tuesday, more than half of all the GOP-related campaign ads on TV were anti-Donald Trump ads.
The attack ads played more than 4,000 times on local broadcast stations and national cable channels, according to Kantar Media’s estimates. Just one day’s worth of saturation messaging cost the anti-Trump groups $5.9 million. [snip]
When the election results come in on Tuesday night, political pros will be looking for signs of the ad war’s success or failure. [snip]
Conservative Solutions PAC, which supports Marco Rubio, has spent $13.1 million on ads in the five states. The American Future Fund, which supports John Kasich, has spent $6.2 million.
“It’s wall-to-wall TV ads” in Ohio, Henry Gomez, the chief political reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper, said on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources.” “This morning, as I watching local news, I don’t think I saw a nonpolitical ad among them.” [snip]
The week before the March 1 primary, $7 million was spent on anti-Trump messaging. The week after, $12.8 million was spent.
Trump won. Tens of millions spent in a week of frenzied attacks and still Trump won. All that is left, are puny plots, powder, and powerlessness in the face of the inevitable will of the people:
An organized effort by some Republicans and conservatives to stop Donald Trump from securing the party’s nomination appears to be taking shape as different groups and former candidates are putting their weight behind other efforts.
A mix of anti-Trump campaign ads, endorsements for Sen. Ted Cruz and talk of a third party candidate are all part of the fight against what many view as inevitable. [snip]
The first to make a clear move was former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who arranged to meet with Trump’s then-rivals Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich ahead of Florida’s primary. The specifics about what was discussed during said meetings were never released, but their meetings — and Trump’s lack of one — was confirmed ahead of the Sunshine State’s vote Tuesday. [snip]
Sen. Lindsey Graham, who dropped out in December, is providing a similar show of support to Cruz. Cruz’s team confirmed today that Graham will be hosting a fundraiser for the Texas senator on Monday, though he stopped short of giving a full endorsement.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who earlier endorsed Rubio, gave a similar nod to Cruz, saying Wednesday that “my hope and my prayer” is that Cruz can “really get to where he needs to go.” [snip]
Former Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain have both spoken out against Trump as well. [snip]
Blogger Erick Erickson said he participated in a meeting of “grassroots conservative activists from around the country” to discuss ways to beat Trump, who they do not view as a “real conservative candidate.” [snip]
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., confirmed the meeting in a statement, but did not detail the discussion. [snip]
There is more to the anti-Trump effort than just closed-door meetings and endorsements.
The number of groups not affiliated with a specific candidate that have produced anti-Trump ads appears to be growing.
Today the Club for Growth released 30-second television spot in Utah, which has its primary next week, criticizing Trump’s previous support for government-run health care.
Trump’s comments about women have been the basis of an ad released earlier this week by Our Principles PAC, which is run by former Mitt Romney deputy campaign manager Katie Packer. [snip]
More than $63 million and counting has been spent on anti-Trump ads nationwide, according to an ABC News analysis of data from CMAG/Kantar Media.
Almost half of that money — $32 million – came from super PACs supporting other Republican presidential candidates. Groups that are purely anti-Trump spent $17.5 million on ads attacking the real estate mogul.
The frequency of the anti-Trump spending has also increased dramatically, with nearly nine times the amount of money that was spent in the first half of February being spent this week alone. That breaks down to $2.53 million being spent each day this week, according to the ABC News analysis of data from CMAG/Kantar Media. [snip]
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck has also spoken out against Trump, and has posted articles on his site about the prospect of a third party candidate.
The above plotters are not in support of anyone. The plotters entire intent is to deprive the voters from being the ones who decide the nominee.
The “conservative” plotters are as reprehensible as the plotters on the totalitarian left. On the left the plotters are a bit more honest than the “conservative” plotters because they at least admit their aim is to silence Trump:
The hacking collective Anonymous has vowed once again to “dismantle” Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and to “expose what he doesn’t want the public to know”. [snip]
“This is a call to arms. Shut down his websites, research and expose what he doesn’t want the public to know. We need you to dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand.” [snip]
“This is a declaration of total war. OperationTrump engaged.”
Trump has been the target of several hacking groups, allegedly leaking personal information, voicemail messages and attacking his various sites, all of which have had little effect on his popularity.
On the right and on the left the aim is to destroy Donald Trump. The message is not “use your vote to elect this candidate”. The message is “silence Donald Trump and silence the voters who continue to vote for Donald J. Trump.”
Will this totalitarian appeal to destroy Trump work? A new poll from New York measures Trump support in the state at 64% to a measly 12% for Lyin’ Ted Cruz. Trump has an even wider lead than Hillary Clinton over old socialist Bernie Sanders.
Will Trump and/or Hillary survive the plots of the season? Hillary likely won’t survive because she does not even see the knives behind the tapestries and ‘neath cloaks. Trump likely will survive because he sees the plots. Trump sees the knives.
Trump also prepares for the battle to come, against all enemies – from the authoritarian right to the totalitarian left. There is still hope, to return government to the consent of the governed, to Make America Great Again.
March 16th, 2016
Did Donald J. Trump or Hillary R. Clinton have the best night last night? Hillary crushed the old socialist who has never done anything but talk, everywhere they competed. But Hillary last night said something monumentally stupid too. Donald J. Trump crushed Little Marco so badly Little Marco ran off spouting Bible verses; Trump stomped Ted Cruz everywhere they competed too. But Donald Trump did not win Ohio which is either a problem or a big gift. So who had the best night?
If it wasn’t for the Bible blaming Little Marco or the idiotic comments by Ted Cruz last night, Hillary Clinton would have won the “dumbest statement of the night” award. Hillary also has the problem that old socialist Bernie Sanders won’t go away because old socialist Bernie Sanders is not running for president. Old socialist Bernie leads a quixotic and idiotic “revolution” to make this country the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Ol’ Bernie doesn’t want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. Ol’ socialist Bernie wants to go back to the U.S.S.R. glamourized version of his honeymoon years.
Bernie Sanders sole role is to cement the once great Democratic Party into an institution of the totalitarian left. To that end Bernie Sanders wants to force Hillary Clinton further and further left and any nominee in 2016 to be a candidate of the totalitarian left. Hillary is so far left already that every victory she garners comes at a high cost if she ever becomes a general election candidate (which we still doubt).
Still, Hillary Clinton won all on March 15. Meanwhile, Donald Trump lost Ohio but that might be a blessing. In every other respect Donald Trump had a great night. Consider the two headlines which caught our eyes last night:
Headline #1: Top conservatives gather to plot third-party run against Trump
Headline #2: Top liberal leaders call for ‘massive’ anti-Trump campaign
These plots and headlines help Trump. As we predicted the riot in Chicago helped Trump and Trump won the state of Illinois last night. So when “top liberal leaders” and “top conservatives gather to plot” headlines appear, Trump zooms up and up.
Here are some more headlines from today that help Trump:
Headline: Limbaugh: Jeb Bush could mount a convention comeback
Headline: We choose the nominee, not the voters: Senior GOP official
Yeah, “screw the voters” says the GOP establishment. These threats by the GOP establishment, and that is what they are, out and out threats against Trump voters by the GOP establishment, remind us of the riot in Chicago which deprived Trump of his right to speak and the rights of Trump supporters to hear him speak. As we warned, the public, and public opinion still counts in this country, the public will not accept the totalitarian riots in the streets or behind closed doors to thwart the will of the people. Before the elections yesterday we wrote that the elections would prove or disprove our theory that the Chicago riot helped Trump. Well, we were right.
And speaking of riots, the big news today is the shocking news that Donald J. Trump said if the nomination was stolen from him there might be riots:
Trump warns of ‘riots’ if he isn’t GOP nominee
A contested convention could ‘disenfranchise’ millions of voters, he says.
Big Media is in full outrage about what Trump said. But some of us remember the Big Media silence in 2008 when Barack Obama threatened riots in Denver if he was denied the nomination. We wrote about the Obama threats and many others wrote about “Intimidate ’08” as it was happening. Big Media ignored the Obama threats of violence. The difference between Trump and Obama? Obama stole Michigan and Florida delegates from Hillary and Hillary was the winner in vote totals too in 2008. In 2016 Trump is the only candidate that can win the nomination without a dirty back room deal at the convention that ignores the people.
Big Media attacks Trump saying the obvious even as Big Media ignores the big threat of violence:
Anti-Trump Groups Threaten ‘Largest Civil Disobedience Action of the Century’
With little fanfare and almost no news media attention, some of the same radical groups involved in shutting down Donald Trump’s Chicago rally last week are plotting a mass civil disobedience movement to begin next month.
They intend to march across the East Coast in order to spark a “fire that transforms the political climate in America.”
The AFL-CIO and Move-On will stomp and scream. Voters will flood to Trump. This will help Donald J. Trump. The more they tie up traffic and drum circle their noise the more Trump trumps.
This is a great week for Donald Trump after a great day for Trump on election day. Today, Trump schlonged Fox News:
SALT LAKE CITY — Monday’s GOP presidential debate scheduled here in Utah has been canceled, FOX 13 News has confirmed.
The decision to cancel the debate followed Donald Trump’s announcement on “FOX & Friends” that he would not be appearing. Instead, he said he would be appearing at a pro-Israel group’s event on Monday night. Trump dropping out led John Kasich to indicate he would not be appearing at Monday’s debate.
Enjoy that bit of news for a bit. Trump, on Fox News itself, announced he would not attend the Fox News debate to be hosted by Megyn Kelly because he will address the major Jewish lobby group instead. Try and figure out who the biggest loser in this is. Is the biggest loser Megyn Kelly? Is the biggest loser Fox News? Is the biggest loser Ted Cruz who can’t get any attention now? Is the biggest loser Mitt Romney who hoped to attack Trump in Mormon Salt Lake City? Is the biggest loser John Kasich who gets less attention that even the serpentine Ted Cruz? We don’t know who the biggest loser is but the big winner is Donald Trump who uses Fox News to attack Fox News.
Trump not only attacks Fox News on Fox News, Trump also schlonged Little Marco:
“I believe with all my heart that the winner of the Florida primary next Tuesday will be the nominee of the Republican Party,” Rubio told supporters on March 8, following crushing losses in Mississippi and Michigan.
“Thanks Marco We Agree,” the on-screen text reads in the video tweeted by Trump.
So who won the most last night? Hillary or Trump?
Hillary has a problem:
Bernie is being kept alive by independents. Clinton’s convincing victory in Ohio was all the more impressive because it took place in an open primary state that permitted same-day registration by independents. But exit polls, and reports from both campaigns, indicate that Clinton cleaned up by intensifying her turnout operations in black communities (she had a net 15-point lead in Ohio among registered Democrats) not by crossing over to working-class whites and young people who are more prone to avoid party affiliations.
In Illinois, Clinton lost indies by a roughly 75-to-25 percent margin — similar to the ratio that doomed her in Michigan a week ago. Trump, like Sanders, feasts on independents and thrives in open primaries, and Clinton’s staff acknowledges she has to cut into those margins to succeed in the fall. “It’s a serious problem,” a senior Clinton staffer told me. “It’s something we are going to be focused on once — I mean if — we get past Bernie.”
The red flags and warning bells are coming not only from the Clinton campaign but also from the Hillary haters that worked for Barack Obama:
Trump could be formidable in November, warns former Obama campaign chief
Democrats should not underestimate Donald Trump, David Plouffe warned Tuesday night.
Plouffe, who managed President Obama’s 2008 campaign and served as a senior adviser to the president, said Trump is a more dangerous candidate for Hillary Clinton than Sen. Ted Cruz.
“We’ve never seen anything like this in politics,” Plouffe told Fox News. “Democrats should not be popping champagne corks since Donald Trump is doing so well.”
The coalition of young people, minorities and women that twice sent Barack Obama to the White House should not be taken for granted, Plouffe said.
“It is the Obama coalition, it’s not the Democratic coalition or the Clinton coalition. It’s got to be earned,” he said. [snip]
Plouffe on Tuesday night specifically contrasted the relatively low turnout on the Democratic side with the new voters Trump is drawing to the Republican contest. Bringing new voters into the fold has become a staple of Trump’s campaign message.
“He’s clearly bringing people into the process, and Democrats better be very mindful of that because at the end of the day to win a presidential election you have to maximize your turnout,” Plouffe said. [snip]
“He’s defied every prediction, every convention,” Plouffe said.
Hillary R. Clinton and Donald J. Trump both had big nights. But Trump is the big winner. Trump’s opposition is still divided whereas Hillary still has an old socialist and young voters to fight. Hillary also is still off her game. Hillary almost won the “dumbest statement of the night” award. Hillary was saved by the even dumber statements made by Little Marco and Lyin’ Ted.
Little Marco blamed God for his loss instead of taking the smart step of endorsing Trump and saying the voters “have spoken and I will learn from this”. But the dumbest statement of the night was when Ted Cruz declared “Tonight was a good night.” If Tuesday night was a good night for Ted Cruz, who lost everything and everywhere, what does a bad night look like?
Ted Cruz won the “dumbest statement of the night” award hands down. But Hillary had a close second “dumbest statement of the night”. Hillary’s dumb statement of the night:
When we hear a candidate for president call for rounding up 12 million immigrants, banning all Muslims from entering the United States, when he embraces torture, that doesn’t make him strong; it makes him wrong.
Cue Bill Clinton from our 2013 article which quotes Donald J. Trump:
…that bit of brilliant Bill Clintonism that goes like this: “Better to be strong and wrong than weak and right.”
Donald Trump continues to win because, Hillary’s opinion notwithstanding, he is perceived as “strong”. You don’t have to agree with Trump, you can think Trump is “wrong” and still vote for Trump. Bill Clinton frequently declares “Better to be strong and wrong than weak and right.” By now Hillary should have internalized that truth that Bill frequently utters.
After the Chicago riot and his many victories in primaries – with votes from evangelicals that were supposed to vote for Ted Cruz, moderates who were supposed to vote for Jeb Bush, crackpots that were supposed to vote for Rand Paul, Latinos that were supposed to vote for Little Marco, women that were supposed to vote for Carly Fiorina, and particularly after last night’s victories – Donald J. Trump is viewed as strong.
Donald Trump is viewed as strong in a country that is tired of Obama weakness and does not want a third Obama weakness term. That is why Trump had the best night over Hillary last night.
March 15th, 2016
Update: Trump wins in Northern Mariana Islands. Trump wins Florida. Little Marco suspends campaign citing God’s will. Our response Tweet: God didn’t make little green apples nor a @marcorubio victory.
At this hour (8:44 p.m. ET) all polls are closed. Trump schlongs everywhere except Ohio, thus far. GOP establishment headed to mental health facilities in Gotham.
Donald J. Trump has already won today. Hillary Clinton has already lost. Is that our prediction for today’s results? No. Those are simple facts.
Consider the battlefield for both The Donald and for Hillary today and you will see why Trump has already won and Hillary already lost.
Donald Trump might win every state that votes today. Hillary Clinton might win every state that votes today. But whatever the results of today, Donald Trump has already won and Hillary Clinton has already lost. We explain:
In one state that votes today with 66 delegates at stake, Ohio, Donald Trump is up against a very popular governor of his own party. In the last poll of Ohio to measure Kasich’s standing, John Kasich’s approval rating overall was 61% and among Republicans Kasich was at 84% popularity. Kasich won reelection with a 30 point margin and won every county but two. As governor, John Kasich has his formidable political organization, government functionaries, largesse to distribute, a great deal of expertise in how to win elections, a long time connection to the voters, a record of accomplishment the voters generally approve of, national party support, Mitt Romney to campaign with, a complete understanding of every precinct in Ohio and the voters of every district, Big Media support, and just about every advantage a person running for office might want. Yet John Kasich’s campaign operation is reduced to theft and destruction of Donald Trump lawn signs, and we mean the big lawn signs that are drilled into the ground, because few want a Kasich sign on their property.
Think about all that. Donald Trump is tied, possibly ahead or slightly behind in Ohio, against a very popular (84%) governor in the party which holds a primary today. Trump won in southern Michigan counties which border Ohio as well as Kentucky coal county areas near Ohio so Trump might pull a win. Hillary Clinton? Hillary Clinton is up against an old socialist that has never done anything but talk and she still might lose in Ohio today.
In Florida, Donald Trump is up against a Florida Senator that once was at Sir Lancelot level popularity and everyone thought would one day be president. Trump first defeated the brother and son of two presidents who was also the former governor of Florida and now in poll after poll Donald J. Trump is poised to win winner take all Florida’s 99 delegates. Hillary Clinton? Hillary Clinton will likely win Florida too – but Hillary is up against an old socialist that has never done anything but talk.
In North Carolina with 72 delegates, Donald Trump will likely win. Even though Trump is campaigning in every state while his opponents pick and choose a single or a few states to campaign in, Trump campaigns everywhere. Trump will likely win North Carolina as the billionaire from New York City has won just about every southern state that has voted thus far. Think about that. Trump won South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama, etc. and he is from New York City! Tens of millions of dollars in attacks against Trump, attacks from every corner of the establishment bars and drug dens, and still Trump is ahead just about everywhere. Hillary Clinton will win in North Carolina too but Hillary is up against an old socialist that has never done anything but talk.
In Illinois, with 69 delegates at stake, Donald Trump will likely win. Trump in Illinois is up against the serpentine Ted Cruz who sides with Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, Big Media, and the GOP establishment’s desires for a brokered convention. Donald Trump campaigns in every state but Ted Cruz has abandoned the Ohio fight in the hope that John Kasich wins there. Ted Cruz also abandoned the Florida fight in the hope that Little Marco wins. Ted Cruz campaigns only in Illinois, Missouri, and a little bit in North Carolina, while Trump runs a 50 state strategy. The polls show Trump ahead in the state which hosts attacks against free speech and the right to assembly as Ted Cruz applauds the deprivation of the civil rights of Donald Trump and his supporters. Hillary Clinton? Hillary Clinton is up against an old socialist that has never done anything but talk and she still might lose in Illinois today.
In Missouri with 52 delegates, Donald Trump will likely win. Trump in Missouri is again up against the viperous Ted Cruz. Trump fights everywhere and against all the power of the establishment, powerful institutional forces, and Big Media. Ted Cruz collaborates with the GOP establishment and against the Republican voters as Cruz adopts a “steal the nomination at the convention” strategy. Democrats can vote in Missouri which provides Trump an assist. Missouri evangelicals at 36 percent of the state population and a voting history favorable to evangelical GOP primary candidates benefits Cruz. But Trump is also popular with evangelicals. Hillary Clinton? Hillary Clinton is up against an old socialist that has never done anything but talk and she still might lose in Missouri today.
Trump might win all tonight or lose some. Hillary might win all tonight or lose some. But Trump already is the big winner. Already Trump has won the Northern Mariana Islands and its 9 delegates. A national poll results in Trump at 53% support for the nomination. George Soros is alarmed and pouring money to defeat Trump.
As we have written previously, the GOP race was won by Trump in South Carolina. From there on it is all a mop up operation. While others mocked Trump we noted that March 15 would be the final nail in the establishment coffin. We also wrote that the Chicago riot will prove a boon for Trump. In the same vein, we noted that the Paris attacks would help Trump. In short we have been right about Trump and the rest of the field from the very beginning and tonight will be pretty much the same. If Trump loses everything we will be shocked. If Trump wins everything or mostly everything, we will be confirmed in our analysis.
As to Hillary2016 and the Dem race, we’ve noted repeatedly that neither Sanders nor Hillary will be the nominee – Barack Obama won’t tolerate a Hillary victory. If Hillary loses anywhere to Sanders today, we will consider that a confirmation that we are correct about the results here too.
Today, there is no need to speculate or analyze. Today is a day to harvest. Something big will happen today. Something big can always happen on the Ides of March. Tomorrow we will analyze the results from tonight’s exercise of American democracy, as the political establishment takes on the people.
Tonight, our usual sarcasm, snark, sneer, and snobbery will take the stage.