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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Defeating Trump?

The Trump Train

This essay by Helen Delich Bentley, Republican member of the House of Representatives from 1985 to 1995, asserts that blocking Trump from being the nominee would be unfair.

Excerpt:
..Trump is inspiring tens of millions of Americans of all ages, races, religions and ideologies. He is inspiring them with novel ideas such as requiring that immigrants and visitors come into this country legally with proper documentation and making sure that we can properly vet everyone who wants to come to this country. He is inspiring them with novel ideas such as not rewarding corporations for taking jobs out of the country to parts of the world that have no minimum wage, environmental or child labor laws so that they can turn around and sell cheap goods to the Americans whose jobs they exported. He is inspiring them with novel ideas such as not expanding benefits to illegal immigrants while veterans — American heroes — are dying because we cannot treat them quickly enough.

If the Republican establishment does not like Trump’s ideas, it should try to beat him fair and square, by capturing the hearts and imaginations of the voters, as Trump has done over the past six months. If it can beat him fair and square, with a majority of votes and a majority of delegates, then the party — including those of us who support Trump — will come together behind the eventual nominee. But if the nomination is stolen from Trump through shadowy billionaire super-PAC money and “brokered convention” chicanery, I sadly predict that the party that I love and have helped to build for more than half a century will suffer a massive schism that may send it the way of the Whigs....
Read the rest HERE.

There is the very real possibility that Trump cannot be stopped from traveling further along the road to the nomination. From This essay, "The 25-Year Tide That Gave Us Trump,":
Trump’s popularity is a direct result of a tsunami of economic and cultural globalism that has flooded the shores of America over the last 25 years. The overwhelming pace of this change has upended both the country and the relationship that working-class voters have with both political parties, but especially the GOP....
Important factors according to that essay: economic globalism, cultural globalism (including concerns about Islamic terrorism), the Great Recession with the 2008 Wall Street bailout. In sum:
They [the middle class] want an outsider — someone strong enough to take on the system, someone who will not fix it or reform it but break it. Someone who will drop an anvil on the system’s head the way one was dropped on theirs [the heads of the middle class].
Read the entire essay HERE.

Of note: Marco Rubio, perceived as a GOP-establishment candidate, didn't pick up a single delegate yesterday.

Neoconservatism (the tenets of the establishment GOP and often referred to as "modern conservatism") is struggling to survive. Should it survive?  And does neoconservativism really protect American interests?

134 comments:

  1. I noticed this last night when I took a peek at FNC:

    Trump wins Michigan and Mississippi and all they are doing (Megyn [Kelly] & Britt Hume)is running him down, listing his shortcomings, how he is only measuring this much or that much in favorability over this or that.

    Brett Baer actually had to say let's not lose sight of the big story here, that he won these two big states.


    I sighed -- and turned off the television.

    Are both Kelley and Hume neocons?

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    1. I would call them not neo-cons, myself, but rather lackeys, lickspittles or toadies to the Oligarchs. It has been painfully obvious ever since Mr. Trump arrived on the scene that whoever directs the show at FOX News from behind the scenes has given strict orders to everyone but Sean Hannity to do everything possible to balk Mr. Trump's attempt to win the GOP nomination.

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    2. Reflections on the Revolution

      Canada Free Press, by Nelson Hultberg

      I believe Donald Trump to be a man of character and honor, not the caricature that a desperate establishment is painting of him. Sure, I’m uncomfortable with the bombast. But despite this, I support his wrecking ball efforts to roust the D.C. grafters and mealy-mouths of the GOP and restore some truth to the American political landscape. Unfortunately few “talking heads” want to accept that, though Trump campaigns like a human blow torch, he is quite capable of changing his style. He was quite good. He gets into all kinds of “specifics” and is presidential. He talks as a unifier, not ...

      Read the rest at Lucianne.com

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    3. Primary Night Takeaways: Hillary Clinton
      Is Shaken and Donald Trump Roars Back

      New York Times, by Alexander Burns

      The story is getting familiar: Donald J. Trump won the biggest contests of the night, as Senator Ted Cruz of Texas captured the most conservative state up for grabs. Hillary Clinton kept a clear upper hand in the Democratic race, but Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont proved he would not be driven away anytime soon. Tuesday’s elections could have brought new clarity to the presidential primaries. Instead, they only seemed to confirm that both parties would probably settle their nominations by battling for delegates well into the spring. Nothing silences criticism like victory, and Mr. Trump racked up several on Tuesday. ...

      Read the rest at Lucianne,com

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    4. Michael Savage warned us years ago, "Beware the Government-Media Complex."

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    5. So did I, Silver, but no one listened. ;-)

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    6. I will vote for whatever candidate the GOP puts up, because the thought of Her Heinous and her Consort in Corruption regaining the White House causes headaches, stomach cramps, chills, fever, nausea, insomnia and lava-like diarrhea.

      Nevertheless, I have been thoroughly disgusted with the Republican campaign to win the nomination so far.

      In all probability this will be the last presidential election in which I will ever participate. It saddens to realize that the mentality of the electorate has sunk so low that the BEST candidates have gotten little or no support.

      Naturally, I hope that a miracle of some kind might yet save us from ourselves, but I have a creepy sickening sensation that, like or not, HILLARY will be our next president.

      Why is that?

      Because the process has been rigged by The Oligarchs. The last thing The Oligarchs desire would be for the people who still care about our founding principles, our traditional culture and our identity as a fundamentally Christian people to have their voices heard in a legitimate electoral process. Therefore, to save wear and tear on my increasingly fragile self, I am more than willing to "lay it all in the Lap of the Lord" and reassure myself that come what may, HE knows what 's best for us in the long run.

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  2. It would be unfair to block Trump at the Convention, were he to gain the majority of delegates. If Trump wins the nomination, it's the GOPs own fault. If Trump wins the nomination and loses to Clinton, it's the GOPs own fault. If Trump wins the White House, it's the GOPs own fault.

    It's hard for me to envision a bigger pathological liar and egomaniac as POTUS, than we have now. But sadly, that looks to be our future...as long as the Republic lasts anyway.

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    1. CI,
      Most neocons are more polite than Trump. But, believe me, they are egomaniacs as well. They just won't look into the mirror.

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    2. No argument there; and Trump assuredly does look in the mirror more than everyone else...combined.

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    3. It's hard for me to envision a bigger pathological liar and egomaniac as POTUS, than we have now.
      -----------
      How about president Cruz? You aren't trying real hard.

      By the looks of things the Ohio and Florida primaries will finish things up for Trump and then we will see how much he has to play the fascist.

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    4. You aren't trying real hard.

      Bullshit. Trump's list of proven lies exceeds even Clinton's...and that's a lengthy list. Try harder Ducky.

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    5. Now that we have had the rice and flowers
      The knot is tied
      I can visu'lize such happy hours
      Close by your side
      The honeymoon in store
      Is one that you'll adore
      I'm gonna take you for a ride

      I'll go home and get my panties
      You go home and get your scanties
      And away we'll go
      Whoa ho ho
      Off we're gonna shuffle
      Shuffle off to Buffalo

      To Niag'ra in a sleeper
      There's no honeymoon that's cheaper
      And the train goes slow
      Whoa ho ho
      Off, we're gonna shuffle,
      Shuffle off to Buffalo

      Someday, the stork may pay a visit
      And leave a little souvenir
      Just a little cute "what is it"
      But we'll discuss that later, Dear
      For a little silver quarter
      We can have the Pullman porter
      Turn the lights down low
      Whoa ho ho
      Off we're gonna shuffle
      Shuffle off to Buffalo

      You'll go home and get your purses
      I'll go get my niece and nurses
      And away we'll go
      Whoa ho ho
      Off we're gonna shuffle,
      Shuffle off to Buffalo

      To Niag'ra in a sleeper
      There's no honeymoon that's cheaper
      And the train goes slow
      Who ho ho
      Off we're gonna shuffle
      Shuffle off to Buffalo

      Someday, the stork may pay a visit
      And leave a little souvenir
      Just a little cute "what is it"
      But we'll discuss that later, Dear

      For a little silver quarter
      We can have the Pullman porter
      Turn the lights down low
      Who ho ho
      Off we're gonna shuffle
      Shuffle off to Buffalo

      Matrimony is baloney
      She'll be wanting alimony
      In a year of so
      Still they go and shuffle
      Shuffle Off to Buffalo

      When she knows as much as we know
      She'll be on her way to Reno
      While he still has dough
      She'll give him the Shuffle
      When they're back from Buffalo



      ~ Dubin and Warren

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    6. CI... how would it be unfair to block Trump, if he only has a simple majority of delegates and not the required amount for the nomination?

      The rules of the GOP are pretty clear in that if a candidate does not have the delegates to win on the first ballot, then the delegates are free to vote their conscience.

      Trump knew this going in, and agreed to abide by those rules.

      It may in fact blow up the convention and anger voters, but it is hardly unfair. Those are the rules they all agreed to.

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    7. Dave,

      That's what it comes down to. If Trump doesn't roll into the convention with the magic number, he's done. The Establishmentarians will reassert themselves, and it will all be within the rules.

      What Trump does then, who knows?

      The bigger factor is, what happens to those millions of voters Trump attracted?

      Based on what I've read, they go back home and re-disengage from politics, status-quo ante reaffirmed, hello President Hillary.

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    8. If Trump or Cruz are making deals with Kasich and L'il Marco it hasn't occurred in a while but that type of convention has historic roots.

      The idea that some bobo like Romney could parachute in is prevented by the "eight state" rule so you're still looking at Trump or Cruz.
      The Rove wing of the party has few options, if any.

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    9. Don't discount the Rove wing of the Party. All the stops -- and more -- will be pulled out.

      It's just started.

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    10. Karl Rove the Turdbloomer should be waterboarded

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    1. We need to hold a long series of OPEN meetings ALL OVER the COUNTRY to discuss and refine strategies for first KILLING, then BURYING the CORPSE of the GOP Establishment. Silver bullets and stakes through their rotten hearts, anyone?

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    2. It appears to me that the rotten, verminous, rat-infested edifice is collapsing of its own weight (hopefully, with all the crapulent establishmentarians still inside).

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  4. Thanks for posting this. Helen was my Congresswoman, much beloved in North-eastern Maryland.

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  5. What would "stolen" look like.
    If Trump doesn't have the delegates and loses the first ballot, and Cruz wins the second, is that stolen?
    Trump would say yes.
    I would say no.

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    1. I agree with you. But what if he rolls into the convention holding the magic number? Then what?

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    2. Then he wins the nomination.
      Next he has to be sold to the public in the general.

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  6. Michigan 25 Trump, 17 Cruz, 17 Kasich.
    That's Trump 25, Not Trump 34.

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    1. Right. That's how primaries work. Whoever gets the most votes wins. Why the fixation all of a sudden on demanding the front-runner beat everyone else in the field combined?

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    2. You assume that in none of the Kasich votes would be released to Trump.

      Well, we'll know after Florida and Ohio if your favored insane dominionist can pull it out.

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    3. Ifa: Because if it's an indicator of whether it goes brokered. Majority at the convention is what counts, not plurality.
      Duck: 2 different mindsets.

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    4. John Jacob Jinkelheimer Schmidt
      That's my name too.
      Whenever we go out
      The happy people shout
      "There goes John Jacob Jinkelheimer Schmidt

      DA da da DA da DA da!" ...


      John Jacob Jinkelheimer Schmidt
      That's my name too.
      Whenever we go out
      The happy people shout
      "There goes John Jacob Jinkelheimer Schmidt

      DA da da DA da DA da!" ...


      John Jacob Jinkelheimer Schmidt
      That's my name too.
      Whenever we go out
      The happy people shout
      "There goes John Jacob Jinkelheimer Schmidt

      DA da da DA da DA da!" ...

      Repeat ad infinitum - or at least until your stupid head falls off.

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  7. Long Train Runnin'

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4tJSn0QtME

    Best Trump line of the night?

    "Advertising is not as important as competence."

    And the man gives stump speeches and answers questions from the heart. I am done with a teleprompter President.

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    1. I liked Granny's zinger during the last episode of Downton Abbey when she was advising her friend and sometime rival Isobel Crawley, as to how to get Lord Monckton out of the clutches of his selfish snobbish son and greedy, unprincipled daughter-in-law.

      Apparently all of Isobel's attempts at using Reason and Diplomacy had failed, what else could she possibly do?

      "When diplomacy fails, my dear, it's time to apply force," was Granny's reply.

      LOVELY!

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    2. John Jacob Jinkelheimer Schmidt
      That's my name too.
      Whenever we go out
      The happy people shout
      "There goes John Jacob Jinkelheimer Schmidt
      DA da da DA da DA da!" ...

      second verse same as the first
      little bit louder, little bit worse


      John Jacob Jinkelheimer Schmidt
      That's my name too.
      Whenever we go out
      The happy people shout
      "There goes John Jacob Jinkelheimer Schmidt
      DA da da DA da DA da!"

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    3. I always thought it was Jingleheimer...

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    4. It is but FT insists on his spelling.

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  8. What does it tell us that outraged bellowing over Trump from the Dems sounds the same as the tortured screams coming from the GOP?

    People don't want to face it, but Neo-Progs and Neo-Cons form an almost "party-behind-the-parties" and they are now fanning out all over the globe reassuring their counterparts in other nations that they will defeat Trump and America will continue to play the world's patsy.

    Like how Bush-Cheney-Obama-Binden redecorated the US and the world? You'll love Hellary.

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    1. What does it tell us...

      That the Market State lives!

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    2. Sure, Biden was out in Qatar soothing some frightened sheiks just yesterday.

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    3. The Clinton-Bush-Obama Amreeka belongs to the world, now, not to we the people.

      Amreeka is the Whore of Babble-On...

      The only question left is, whose side are you on?

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  9. It appears that Trump is attracting significant,so called, "Reagan Democrats". That said: What might it portend in the General Election?

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  10. Qatar? The land where a former PM was accused of kidnapping, incarcerating, and torturing a man who wouldn't sell him his land dirt cheap?

    https://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/uk-qatari-sheik-who-owns-london-accused-over-plot-to-kidnap-british-man/

    With the Obama's purchase of a mansion in Dubai, it gives a whiff that they are joining the Doha-Dubai-Gulf States nexus of occult financial practices.

    Of course we can throw in the Bush and Clinton dynasties too.

    Regarding the general election, at what point do party antics cross over into tampering with an election? Trump has faced a relentless and dirty fusillade from the Republican bosses and the media.

    *He is redefining what it means to be a journalist. He is calling out and marginalizing more than a few who ask him senseless, politically correct questions.

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  11. There are two anti-Establishment movements in the GOP. One is splintered and disorganized by Lois Lerner's IRS, the other led by a Democratic Party fundraiser.

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    1. Not sticking up for Lerner--who should be in jail--but if they can let a little government paperwork kerfuffle stymie them, they're not really much of a force for change, are they?

      Angry Social Security Pensioner: "Start the Revolution!"

      Meek voice: "Wait. We don't have our tax exemption yet."

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    2. Also, if those tea party organizations really were the brave 2nd Amendment anti-tax warriors they claimed to be, they would have carved out their own tax exemptions, refused to turn any taxes over to the government, brandished their weapons and dared the federales to come and take it from them.

      They could have brought in Gingrich and Armey and used their bloated carcasses as barricades...

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  12. "Conservatism" has collapsed into a congeries of punch-list credos, sterile economic theory that eats American workers, foreign interventions and fundamentalist snake handling.

    I can no longer defend it. "Conservative" activists need to reacquaint themselves with Russell Kirk, wipe that mean smirk off
    their faces, learn how to talk pleasantly to Americans they disagree with, and then maybe they'll get me back on board.




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  13. I just read the Jeb has a meeting scheduled with each of the following individuals: Rubio, Kasich, and Cruz. Separate meetings, I think.

    I have not confirmed this information. Can anyone here confirm or debunk the information? My web time is limited right now because of my grading load.

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    1. From the Washington Post:

      Neil Bush, the brother of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who dropped out of the presidential race last month, has joined Cruz's finance team.

      Neil Bush's decision to join Cruz's team makes him the first Bush to join a presidential campaign after Jeb Bush's departure from the race.

      --------
      Neil is the Bush family financial bag man.

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    2. I heard the Neil Bush news on the Peter Boyles show on the way to work this morning...

      There's a real winner. Maybe they're all plotting to rob a savings and loan...

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  14. Rubio really bugged me today when the headline read "Rubio says he embarrassed his kids with Trump comments". Really? How's about how you just turned millions of voters OFF, Marco, with your ridiculous Trump imitation of rudeness and crudeness?"

    Of course it deserves to survive; it's the only thing that will keep this the great country it was until Obama.

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    1. Z: I'm with you, at least Marco had class... Before he wallowed in the sewer...

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    2. Marco's biggest problem was that he's not very bright.

      If there was ever a more obvious stooge of the money men I am not aware of him/her (well maybe her).

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    3. Z and SF,
      At one time not so long ago, I believed that Rubio was the future of the GOP -- 8 years down the line.

      But now?

      I think that Rubio has destroyed his own political future by doing the bidding of the GOP management -- i.e., following marching orders to take down Donald Trump.

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    4. The GOP succumbs to its own tokenism that looks a lot like the Dem version. Carson is a good man, but no way in hell he would have made a good president, or even a good general election candidate, but people fell all over him to prove they are not racist.

      Rubio is no better or worse than any other pol who dances for the big money. He's probably a little above-average intelligence, or he's a good study... but he's not presidential timber, and he was too establishmentarian for me. His staunch support for TPP was a big negative.

      I hold politics and all politicians in general in low regard, so I guess I have no special scorn for Marco. He's just one more...

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    5. Am eager to hear in what ways Rubio's "not too bright"...Find another who speaks that extemporaneously and spontaneously and makes good sense. I'll wait.

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    6. SF (I wish I could reply directly to comments)...
      Where else could Rubio possibly be getting the money he's rumored to have, enough that he can still say in? Has to be GOP money.

      Hillary and Sanders at this point have it a little easier; you encourage and pander to budding communists and guilty-ridden new socialists, and they're going to pay. They LIFT THEM UP into pink unicorn-ville, where everybody will have something....tra lee tra la....
      what an election

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    7. SF,
      His staunch support for TPP was a big negative.

      With you there!

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  15. SF,
    Earlier you typed in the following:

    What does it tell us that outraged bellowing over Trump from the Dems sounds the same as the tortured screams coming from the GOP?

    People don't want to face it, but Neo-Progs and Neo-Cons form an almost "party-behind-the-parties"...


    Because they're on the same gravy train?

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    1. Yup. One more data point: The counties around DC are in the top 10 wealthiest counties in the nation.

      Stunning (and sickening) considering DC produces nothing but hot air and bullsh*t.

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  16. Comment I spotted elsewhere on the web this morning, and this comment echoes much of what I read elsewhere, including among my non-blogging friends:

    The 2016 election is for me the saddest eye opener. Coming from a sort of Banana Republic, the US justice system, and its electoral process were something of Broadway lights on steroids. But between honest Hillary super delegates, and the prospect of an imperial GOP convention, I feel this election resembles more a mafia event than the electoral process of a civilized society. I cannot think of anything more demoralizing.

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  17. This is desperation...

    GOP establishment creeps toward Cruz: 'Ted is the only possibility to stop Trump,' says a Bush loyalist.

    IMO, Cruz will accept, then the GOP establishment will dump him at the convention -- unless Trump has the votes sewn up based on the primaries. Frankly, I can't see that Trump will be able to do that.

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    1. Z: The headline was a typo. 'Creeps' should be a noun, not a verb.

      Here's the corrected version:

      GOP Establishmentarian Creeps to award Cruz..."


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  18. One of my friends at Facebook made this comment, with which I completely concur:

    The establishment has severely miscalculated the anger and resentment from the voters. They thought they could just ride the way they always had, telling the people what they wanted to hear. They never gave consideration that the masses were just NOT going to forgive them for failing to fight for them.

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  19. The Trump Express is leaving the station. Get aboard now, or forever be left waving at passing trains.

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    1. It's all about flipping states -- as my good friend Silverfiddle has posted about today.

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    2. When Trump flip NY, perhaps you'll believe.

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    3. Joe,
      What a plethora of polls. Courtesy of the link you provided @ 8:49 AM.

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    4. Possible? Perhaps. It'll all depend upon who is more motivated to turn-out. Women or White-working men. And given current economic trends, I wouldn't discount the latter.

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  20. As was opined elsewhere today:

    The GOPe doesn't even want white blue collar voters. They talk endlessly about inroads into Hispanics and women and that ain't gonna happen. The key to victory is in their hands and they want nothing to do with it.

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  21. This is nothing new in American politics, and yet the people who are expressing their anger by supporting the Trumper are the same people who vote their politician year after year after year so that he or she has a job in the House or the Senate for life. If these people are angry at how government works, they need to look in the mirror to see why it works that way, and why pols become entrenched in their jobs and beholden to lobbyists and corporations. We have the power of the vote to get rid of the scoundrels, yet they are returned year after year to their jobs.

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    1. stuff it in your @zz

      what the hell do you think Trump voters are doing?

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    2. exactly, Tom Fink....this is exactly why Trump AND Cruz voters are so large a group and so vociferous. Maybe people aren't really getting the message because they can do is react to their knee jerk dislike of anything Conservative.
      This gives me hope; maybe if someone like 'Just My Opinion' actually hears the messages, he'll be pleased with how the Republicans are trying to take on how the "government works"...

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  22. Trump/Cruz polling results after last night's debate:

    Blaze (59/31)
    Conservative Firing Line (90%/8%)
    Conservative Outfitters
    Crooks & Liars (84%/3%)
    Drudge (66%/23%)
    Fox5 (10,561/396)
    GOP Nominee (89.2%/3.32%)
    Heavy.com (80.99%/5.8%)
    Legal Broadcast (85%/4%)
    NJ.com (79.09%/6.05%)
    Political Opinion (2148/46)
    Right Scoop (80.02%/14.75%)
    Slate (84%/3%)
    Students for Trump
    Syracuse.com (84.41%/4.21%)
    Time (80%/5%)
    WSJ (16,513/616)

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    1. If those are self-selection polls, they're worthless... other than to demonstrate which side stirs more passion in its fans.

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    2. SF,
      These polls are, of course, not scientific.

      But lately I've come to believe that "the scientific" polls are nearly as worthless.

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    1. Well,at least Carson isn't:

      1) a criminal

      2) a Communist

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    2. Don't have the guts to link back to your blog? Why not?
      You seem to be reading the better conservative ones....not ready for truth?

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    3. Don't have the guts to link back to your blog? Why not?
      You seem to be reading the better conservative ones....not ready for truth?

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    4. Comment removed because it was made by "an impersonator."

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  24. Gotta love how Trump is absolutely destroying the GOP.

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    1. Gotta love how Trump is garnering Democrats!

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    2. Hi, Jon...are there polls showing that you could post at my place or here? I hear both sides.

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    3. @Z,
      Please see the reply that I've left at your "place". Otherwise:
      http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/donald-trump-reagan-democrats-match-made-macomb-n532836

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  25. Perhaps Hillary will be fitted for an orange pant suit before to long .

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    1. "Perhaps Hillary will be fitted for an orange pant suit before to long ."

      Yes and also gagged!

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  26. For all their hysterical worshiping of Ronnie Raygun, it's amazing how unlike him today's GOP has become. There's no way he'd want any part of them or that they'd want him. He'd be a RINO and drummed out of the party like so many others over the past several years as they went insane as a party. When they wax nostalgic for St. Raygun, I just laugh at how utterly absurd they've become.

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    1. Blue Pitt Bull,
      I see it a bit differently.

      Reagan would neither like nor respect the neocons (RINOS).

      The insanity you mention is neoconservatism, which seems to have begun with George H.W. Bush.

      Reagan was not a globalist -- at least, he was not a globalist over American interests.

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    2. PS: And, yes, I know that your comment is a copy and paste.

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  27. So mostly leftist groups are trying to stop a Trump event tonight....fists are flying..cops involved..why can't protesteres THINK, act calmly, respond constructively? WHY doesn't the Left understand Free Speech and what can we do to remind them their college profs aren't god? That America used to be full of good thinkers who welcomed other thinking and could respond in kind, or unkind, but RESPOND.
    It's all feelings and emotions for the left these days....so sad.

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    1. Z,
      Dear Lord!

      This is America?

      I'm hearing this morning that Bill Ayers and MoveOn.org might have been involved.

      I was watching video footage of the riot this morning and saw some Bernie Sanders signs.

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  28. Now they're screeching WE STOPPED TRUMP..WE STOPPED TRUMP!
    They stopped free speech, and they are thrilled.
    Of course, free speech is also protesting, but INSIDE? I think not...I think to shut the event down inside is typical leftwing BS.
    Picture Conservatives destroying an event for Bernie or Hillary? No, we let them speak, and we have good comebacks...not SHUT IT DOWN.

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    1. The
      The news media are blaming Donald Trump for the rally.

      And -- Get this! -- Ted Cruz said that Trump bears some responsibility for what happened in Chicago.

      When a political candidate cannot campaign without violence breaking out, we have lost our country. Thus said my liberal American History college professor in 1972 when students in class were cheering after George Wallace was shot. And, as a staunch member of the Civil Rights Movement, that professor despised Wallace.

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    2. Blame the victim. Apparently a good offense is better than a strong defense.

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    3. Black Lives Matters is the New KKK.

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    4. "When a political candidate cannot campaign without violence breaking out, we have lost our country."

      I couldn't agree more; imagine if anybody a leftwinger WINS? We could be on fire.

      The protesters also stood in the way of ambulances, by the way.
      And, another 'by the way', you know I can't stand Trump's bullying vindictive nastiness but he was right about "a lot of Muslims" ... I have to laugh when I hear leftwing media discussing how awful it was to suggest "All Muslims hate us" when he didn't say that at all...he said "A lot of them do".
      Is that not correct?
      And, as you know, contrary to a lot of conservative opinions, I believe there are a LOT of muslims in America who do NOT hate us.
      But to slam Trump for "A lot of them do"
      Gad, here I am defending Trump...shoot me :-)

      FJ...you're right...BLM really is the New Klan.

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    5. Sorry, I forgot a word "I couldn't agree more; imagine if anybody BUT a leftwinger WINS?"

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    6. HERE's a great one I'm hearing on CNN!
      They're blaming Trump for coming to this part of Chicago and a "DIVERSE university"..
      Wait...diverse? of THOUGHT? Like closing down a rally?

      Or nobody's supposed to go to diverse-ethnic/color areas these days? Is that the message, CNN?

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    7. .. you get a fear monger to whip his brownshirts into a lather by animating their hatred and then point the finger when the inevitable happens?

      The incidents have been numerous and continuous at Trump rallies and he knows exactly what he's doing manipulating his Insane Clown Posse.

      I have yet to hear conservatives called rapists at a Sanders rally. In fact, Sanders has gone out of his way to conduct a positive campaign. We are now parked at a spot where fruitful fascism is born.


      "Next time we might have to kill him" Own it.
      Enjoy.

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    8. When Trump openly cheers on the violence and claims he will pay the legal expenses of anyone that attacks a protester... Yeah, it'll be all kumbayah.

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    9. Ya, there's ol' Bernie (and I mean OLD) talking about how he has nothing to do with the Trump protests but there are BERNIE signs all over the place...
      Trump is right; if Republicans were doing anything near what the lefties are doing to him, it'd be condemned all over the media. Does it make you feel good to see that we haven't a free media anymore?
      Or that your lefty profs have created a whole freakin' generation of NON free thinkers who condemn anyone who hasn't their leftwing ideology?
      Congratulations.

      Trump is a swine, I can't STAND him, and he's throwing red meat at audiences who are hungry for something other than leftwing crap; can you blame them?
      If Obama hadn't been so terrible a president, destroying our debt, our int'l relations, our race relationships, who'd need a TRUMP?
      Good luck wrapping your brain around a thought you haven't had.

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    10. Beamish,
      I look at it this way....

      If someone crashes a party at your house, those party crashers might get thrashed.

      A political rally is a sort of party.

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    11. Z,
      As I've said before, Trump sized up the political market, then started providing what the market was demanding.

      It is to the GOP's shame that the situation ever got this far. There were warning signs all along the way, but the Party's managers chose to ignore those signs.

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    12. Duck,
      According to today's WaPo, it's been only the last two weeks that these interruptions at Trump's rallies have been occurring to the degree that these interruptions have disrupted the rallies.

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    13. I'm thinking that these outbreaks at the rallies will provide the excuse for the GOP candidates to break their pledge to support the eventual nominee.

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    14. AOW "I'm thinking that these outbreaks at the rallies will provide the excuse for the GOP candidates to break their pledge to support the eventual nominee."
      How so? I don't get the connection and am interested in what you're thinking.

      Yes, it's only been the last couple of weeks, if that, that leftists are crashing Trump's events.
      It's a perfect way for them to come in, cause problems, leave, then blame Trump, as what the media is doing now.
      The media rocks when it comes to slamming anything Conservative.
      Let's never underestimate what's suddenly causing these disruptions....

      AOW...he throws such red meat at the audiences and they go for it like Romans went for killing Christians at the Coliseum...BIG hurrahs and approval... amazing..humiliating.
      Obama's created such a backlash to all he's done, one can hardly blame them, however. This is THEIR debt, THEIR loss of jobs, THEIR fears of terrorism...this is their country and they're grabbing anything that cures it of Obama and his cohorts.

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    15. Z,
      At the time that the pledge was initiated, nobody thought that Trump would ever get this far in gaining delegates. Therefore, the other candidates thought that they were "trapping" Trump.

      Now the shoe is on the other foot.

      he throws such red meat at the audiences

      So did Reagan -- although Reagan's delivery was much different. A different time then, you know -- a more dignified time. We've lost that!

      As far as all those BIG hurrahs go, the various debate moderators and/or producers have encouraged that kind of behavior from those attending the debates. I do wish that those audiences would be seen and not heard.

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  29. So, last night in Chicago, a Trump rally was shut down.

    When is the last time that a Presidential candidate's rally was shut down like this?

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    1. The Democrats are now doing their part in the elite conspiracy against Trumpism. The current king and his rabble against the bourgeois aristocracy (middle class).

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    2. Can't think of one but they almost shut down the Dem convention in '68.

      I suspect there will be military grade security at this year's Repub convention.

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  30. I will absolutely be voting for Trump now----these thugs trying to ruin his campaign run has just fueled the rest of us Americans to stand up and say enough of you thugs is enough

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    1. Working class? What working class? There's only an Oprah watching Bread and Circuses Class now...

      "I gots an EBT card now!"

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    2. "A Proud Progressive"

      What, in the world, do you think that you are "Proud" of?

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  32. You are the scum of the earth, you sick Morons.

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  33. Chris Brown is one of those idiots who promoted the mob violance at the Trump rally. Chris Brown is an ignorant uneducated twit whose vocabulary is limited to vulgar profanity and should be ignored-Grammys are a dime a dozen and hardly acknowledge wit or knowledge.

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  34. May 2015 video:
    Trump Ohio Attacker Tommy DiMassimo Connected To ISIS
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    Tom DiMassimo was the protester who rushed the stage yesterday in Dayton, Ohio.

    More information at Breitbart.

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  35. Typical reaction by some over at Facebook:

    You're only allowed to have freedom of speech if you're a liberal Democrat or politically correct.

    If Trump supporters did this to a Bernie rally.... Imagine how much crap Trump would get.

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  36. "If Trump supporters did this to a Bernie rally.... Imagine how much crap Trump would get."

    Trump actually said that in a speech yesterday; one of the things I agree with him on.

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    1. Z,
      In my view, none of these rallies should be disrupted. But, hey, that's me.

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