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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Now What?

As the results roll in from the Super Tuesday primaries, what do you think is next in this ugly "battle for the soul of the GOP"?

This?  Mitch McConnell says the GOP has plans to throw the election to Hillary "to stop Donald Trump".

It's also Super Tuesday for the Democratic Party.



Not just a bumpy night, but rather a bumpy ride all the way till November 8, 2016.

45 comments:

  1. The Clinton Crime Syndicate tightens Hellary's choke-hold on the Dem Coronation, and Trump rolls on.

    It's going to look back for Rubio if he doesn't win his own state. It'll be interesting to see how thin Cruz's margin of victory is in Texas.

    No matter what happens, The GOP crapfest will continue. If Trump ends up being inevitable before the convention, it will get very ugly. The GOOP establishment would rather have Hellary as president than Trump.

    If Rubio were not Hispanic, would he even be a blip on the national consciousness?

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    1. Can Ben Carson pass a Turing test?

      Remember when he had the Goops so excited?

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    2. Ducky, why do you so gratuitously bash Ben Carson?

      He a good and moral man, and unlike Obama and 99.99% of DC, he has demonstrated his brilliance with a stellar career of real accomplishments in a very elite field.

      Having said that, he has no business in today's political environment. He's not a politician.

      But really, you just make yourself look bad hurling such insults at a good man who has demonstrated that he is of top-tier intelligence.

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    3. 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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    4. Because he's part of the group making a mockery of this election, Silverfiddle.

      He's been incoherent and probably the only reason he hasn't dropped out is that Armstrong Williams is whispering in his ear as long as the money is there.

      What's going on in the Republican party is worthy of derision.
      And at some point you are going to have to renounce all the Michael Savage's, Rush Limbaugh's, Andrew Breitbart's, Bill Kristol's, George Will's et. al. who have all in their own way built this monstrosity.

      A sign of your recovery will be the ability to mock these people in the public square.

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    5. A pundit speculated that Ben Carson may be conducting a well-disguised book tour...

      Still, no call to demean the man's intelligence when he has clearly demonstrated he is a very smart man.

      As for denouncing people, I thought I had pretty much done that. If not, see comments below.

      And look, I know you don't listen to Savage, you just read leftwing hate rants against him, but he is a totally different creature than the other performers you mentioned.

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    6. Bernie Sanders is the true mockery to this election. The man doesn't even believe in capitalism! He's closer to Stalin than Roosevelt.

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    7. :p

      ps - the moderator of the video strawman's Socialism Socialism is the "road to Communism", even perfect idiot's know that.

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    8. Ducky,

      I will grant you this about Carson: I agree with the wag who said Carson is probably running the most cleverly-disguised book tour ever...

      And you're proud of the Democrat party? With a 70-year-old lying, corrupt influence-peddling, crony corporatist war monger as the standard bearer?

      Hellary Rotten Clinton is the best the DemonCraps have to offer? Really? What does that say about all those younger politicians with so many good ideas?

      Thank you for your interest in my "recovery." Have you been reading my comments? I have been flaming the hell out of the entire rightwing punditocracy. They have failed and they all need to go.

      I believe Russell Kirk Conservatism, humbly practiced, is a beautiful thing. Today's "conservative" establishment is a Frankenstein's monster that damages the cause of conservatism with their every clumsy and hateful action. It's as if they are all liberal infiltrators doing their damnedest to destroy conservatism from the inside.

      Finally, I know you don't listen to Savage, but rely upon leftwing hate screeds against him, but he does not belong in the crowd you mention. He hates the GOP, admits he is liberal in some areas and does not preach hate against anybody. Gays, muslims, illegal immigrants, every group he supposedly hates, call in to his show the conversations are interesting and a model of civil discourse.

      He is very careful to distinguish between wanting control of borders and not hating people who have come here illegally.

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  2. I posted the same clip at Western Hero.

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  3. Remind me why Hillary is so popular with minorities

    And don't tell me Hillary's bag man didn't have to clear this with Her Nibs.

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  4. Perhaps the biggest surprise in the GOP primaries last night: Marco Rubio didn't do well at all.

    My guess is that has resulted because Rubio is or is perceived as the GOP management's choice.

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    1. Rubio is an establishment stooge of average intelligence and little accomplishments.

      His trash-talking has lowered his stature.

      If he weren't Hispanic he'd never have risen to national prominence. He's one more counterfeit token in one more pathetic GOP Hispander foray.

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  5. And...

    Last night was a thumb-in-the-eye of the GOP management’s eye.

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  6. I think the battle for the soul of the GOP is over. We're witnessing the slow suicide of a major party. I don't think that there's any solution at this point, for having such an overwhelming majority of registered members voting for a pathologically lying charlatan, who spouts nothing more than ignorance, hope and change.

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    1. CI,
      I think that more than that is going on.

      People are fed up with the Party's management: namely, Karl Rove et al.

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    2. I agree, people are fed up. But Trump is the result of an irrational tantrum. This will not end well for the Republic.

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    3. CI,
      Not altogether an irrational tantrum, IMO.

      The GOP did this to themselves.

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    1. The funny thing about such articles is how the authors and those interviewed huff about what "principled republicans/conservatives" must do.

      Too late. There are very few principled conservatives left (Cruz is one).

      Worse, the ones who are principled are socially-retarded political plonkers. They couldn't convince ants to invade a picnic, they make Dick Nixon's debate performance against Kennedy look like a Rock Hudson Oscar-winning performance, and they will pick the wrong battle every time.

      Principled conservatives are the anti Zig Zeiglers.

      Principled conservatives are sour-faced, repellant people, the evil twin of Dale Carnegie, they set out to Lose Friends, Win Enemies and Influence absolutely Nobody other than fellow dyspeptic haters.

      #u@% 'em.

      When the rotten GOP edifice finally collapses in a fiery blaze, I hope they are all trapped inside.

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  8. I don't think it is over. Cruz is only about 40 delegates behind and the GOPs will really bear down now. Politico has a great breakdown of votes and delegates. http://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/president

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  9. Bunkerville,
    the GOPs will really bear down now

    Yes. Could well backfire.

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  10. Lindsey Graham: Oh God, We Might Have To Back Ted Cruz To Save Our Party
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    No Lindsey, the party is pretty much toast.
    Not even Sarah Palin can save you.

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    1. 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.

      Delete
  11. As GOP party folks dream of a third party, would would the unifying principles of that group be?

    It seems that many conservatives agree with the policy positions of Trump, just not his way, and the words he used expressing them.

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    1. ...would would the unifying principles of that group be?

      The Constitution.

      Personally, I wouldn't automatically conflate Conservatives and Republicans, precisely because of support for Trump. But that's just me.

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    2. Dave,
      Good question. The answer is, there is no unifying principle.

      The GOP has the uni-party elites, and then there are conservatives/constitutionalist.

      They can't be reconciled.

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    3. Dave,

      I want a stop to uncontrolled immigration

      I want a stop to importing scab labor via H1B visa programs and rampant hiring of illegal immigrants.

      I want a stop to tragic, destructive and expensive military interventions in other nations.

      I want my government looking out for Americans first.

      I want my government conducting hard-nosed negotiations with other nations.

      I want my government to incentivize businesses to stay here and hire American workers.

      I want my government to stop handing out expensive special favors to the US Chamber of Crony Commerce, Silicon Valley, Green Goblins, Wall Street and global corporations.

      Trump is the only guy who has all that. Not saying I'm supporting him, but just answering your question.

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    4. Not sure Trump's the guy to deliver that third item.

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    5. But Sliver... who in either party, would argue against those goals?

      On the surface, we're all pretty much in favor of most of that list. Now, how we get there certainly is another question.

      But as it relates to a third party, where would the diff be between the current GOP, with say Trump as the leader, and a NeoGOP? Policy wise at least?

      CI, I'm guessing the left might make the same argument relating to Progressives...

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    6. Screw You Dave Miller, and everyone else who thinks the way that YZoU do!
      Did you hear that Shaw?

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    7. Dave,

      Party policy bores me, but here is a short answer that tells you where I am coming from.

      Trump is neither a conservative nor a Republican. I a party were to sprout up around him, it would loosely be classified as a nationalist party.

      The rats and cockroaches infesting the Republican Party are DC uni-party Peronista squishes, indistinguishable from Democrats in practice, even as they spout somewhat conservative rhetoric.

      "True Believer" Conservatives are a small minority who would render themselves totally useless, voiceless and powerless if they separated themselves from the GOP and formed a third party.

      At this point, I don't care. There are too many good things in my life and in life in general to suffer and worry over what the Demican-Republicrat DC Criminal Gang is up to.

      All that keeps me interested is the Supreme Court hanging in the balance. If Hillary wins, then there is nothing left to argue over. If she stays eight, she ends up appointing probably 4 Supreme Court justices.

      What the craven leftwing statist progressives cannot win at the ballot box, they will ram through with the Supreme Court and our transformation into Argentina of the North is complete.*

      *-And it would be worse than Argentina. At least they throw some great anti-government riots down there...

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    8. Silver... I certainly hear your resignation.

      I often wonder how much our issues, or problems are a result of an attitude that says it's gotta be 100% my way, or no way at all. I see it from both sides of the aisle.

      There's such a sense of being right, no matter what, that people cannot conceive of another way of doing things. It's what Rebecca Costa was talking about in her book Watchman's Rattle... an inability to get past group think and think outside the box for real solutions.

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    9. The root cause, imo, is that we cannot get to real solutions because we do not address the real problems.

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    10. We don't have media which report the real problems.

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  12. I need a new dashboard after kicking my radio until I saw engine parts after the local "conservative" morning started his show claiming Trump is the most conservative candidate running.

    Well shit he's almost as conservative as Robert Mugabe, right?

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  13. Dave,
    Good question. The answer is, there is no unifying principle.

    The GOP has the uni-party elites, and then there are conservatives/constitutionalists.

    They can't be reconciled.

    Finntann had the best link to a youtube that describes the GOP

    Hateful, mean, bigoted, backwards, unprincipled... That is the face of the GOP. They are too stupid to even do PR right. I want no part of them.

    If the GOP establishment were on fire, I'd bring tankers of gasoline.

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    1. Well, I fall into the oval where libertarians and conservatives overlap, but the Republican Party no longer does, and really hasn't since 1990.

      A "new party" would have to tap into that oval to find anyone disgusted with the Republican Party enough to not to follow Trump over a cliff.

      Really, we lost any viable opportunity in 2012, when the GOP answer to Obama's left-wing statism was to nominate the guy he stole all of his riffs and chops from. Voting for the most conservative between Romney and Obama? Obama, and it wasn't even close. As bad as Obama has been, I shudder to think about what four years of Romney would have done.

      Still, Obama's IRS destroyed what was left of grassroots conservative organization in America, even as the party organs tried to play up Romney as a conservative. I hesitate to label myself conservative out of exhaustion with explaining I have absolutely zero in common with the looney tune lefty Romney. Not that I have any common ground with Obama but at least I have to look farther to his left to see Romney.

      So this is the end of the Republican Party. Get out while you still can.

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    2. I got out last year. Registered as a Libertarian. I have no illusions that the Libertarian Party will ever gain any traction, but it at least gives me something honest to say in political discussions.

      Republicans and establishment "conservatives" have trashed both labels, and that's a shame, because Russell Kirk conservatism is a beautiful thing. To bad the self-appointed spokesmouths and hijackers are sour-mouthed, hate-filled, uni-party morons...

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    3. I got out in 2012 when Gary Johnson did. Now I'm even skeptical of Gary Johnson because he's trying to distance himself from his marijuana legalization efforts when he really doesn't have to. Not that he even has a road to get traction upon, but hello the frontrunner of the Republican Party got there by calling a neurosurgeon a child molester. It's hard to appeal to thinkers when thinking is out of fashion.

      Got my land, got my guns. Government can go to hell.

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  14. Actually, as I predicted a year or more ago:

    The blue states will remain blue, the red states red, and the swing states will be rampant with voter fraud so that the demorat gets in.

    Good Lord, the beast cackling from the white house. God - what did I do to deserve this?
    This is cruel and inhuman punishment. maybe we can class action sue on this basis.

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  15. Lead on Huffpost:

    "But this alliance now seems to be over. According to three Fox sources, Fox chief Roger Ailes has told people he's lost confidence in Rubio's ability to win. "We're finished with Rubio," Ailes recently told a Fox host. "We can't do the Rubio thing anymore." "

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    Pass the popcorn, please.

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