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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The ceiling just broke

How much farther can Trump rise? Is 25% his ceiling, or his base?
- Red State

Nevada is a notoriously difficult state to poll and the caucus format could hurt Trump's turnout.
- Slate

Yes, Trump leads all the national polls, and he keeps busting through what look like ceilings. But (unlike Dean) he doesn’t lead in Iowa, and his ceiling there looks very stable: He’s been hovering around 25 percent since September, and he’s never broken 30 percent.... There is no credible scenario in which a consistent 30 percent of the vote will deliver the delegates required to be the Republican nominee. So for Trump to lose, he doesn’t actually have to collapse; he just has to fail to expand his support. 
- Ross Douthat, New York Times

Yeah, well, that ceiling may have looked very stable, Ross. But looks can be deceiving.


Nevada Results:

45.9 Trump
23.7 Rubio
21.5 Cruz
6.1 Carson
3.6 Kasich

Stopping Trump now looks like a steeper proposition after he trampled Rubio and Cruz on Tuesday, scoring huge wins across nearly every cross-section of the Republican Party. Entrance polls show Trump won moderate voters and very conservative voters by huge margins. He won in rural and urban areas, and among voters with only high school diplomas and those with post-graduate degrees.

Trump even handily bested Cruz among his supposed based of evangelical Christians, and, though the sample was small, topped his two Cuban-American opponents among Hispanic caucus-goers.

Trump reveled in the details. "I love the evangelicals!” he yelled. "“Number one with Hispanics,” he bragged.

And he pointedly called out the home states of his remaining rivals — Texas for Cruz, Florida for Rubio and Ohio for John Kasich — as places he now leads in the polls and will win the coming weeks.
It looks like Cruz is effectively done. He's a Christian who can't win evangelicals and a Cuban Spanish-speaker who can't win Hispanics. And there is no way, none, that all of his support is going to go to Rubio. I wouldn't be surprised if more than half of it either went to Trump or goes home.

I have no idea why Kasich is still in. And Carson badly misplayed his hand; he should have thrown his support to Trump in return for a Cabinet position before South Carolina. Now Trump doesn't actually need him, although it would still be wise to reach out to Carson and secure his support just for the optics.

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182 Comments:

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 4:47 AM  

I'm gonna need more bourbon

Anonymous Red February 24, 2016 4:59 AM  

Redstate comment:
atticusgoldfinch walternc • 3 hours ago

I can deal with Clinton. We'll see her again in 4 years.

I can't deal with Trump redefining my party.

Blogger Shimshon February 24, 2016 5:01 AM  

Just saw on FB. Thought it was funny.

A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale hits the Middle East.
Two million Muslims die and over a million are injured.
Iraq, Iran and Syria are totally ruined and the governments don't know where to start with providing help to rebuild.
The rest of the world is in shock.
Britain is sending troops to help keep the peace.
Saudi Arabia is sending oil & monetary assistance.
Latin American countries are sending clothing.
New Zealand and Australia are sending sheep, cattle and food crops.
The Asian countries are sending labor to assist in rebuilding the infrastructure.
Canada is sending medical teams and supplies.
President Trump, not to be outdone, is sending back two million replacement Muslims.

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 5:04 AM  

If they could get hologram tupac to play coachella, could the gop get hologram Reagan to run against trump?

Blogger SteelPalm February 24, 2016 5:07 AM  

Cruz was my number one choice and the best candidate since Reagan.

That being said, I'm okay with Trump being the nominee. The US has changed and perhaps a big government nationalist is the best, most "fitting" choice these days.

Or maybe Trump is a leftist double agent whose purpose is to smoke out said nationalists.

Either way, should be entertaining and crazy as fuck. I'll enjoy the ride.

Blogger jeffrey takada February 24, 2016 5:10 AM  

What are the chances that Carson is still in just to siphon off votes from the Cruz and Rubio in something already worked out with Trump. I mean, if I was Trump, I'd be delighted that the longer Carson stays in, the harder it is for the other two to gain on Trump. Maybe even delighted enough to promise a vice presidency - one that would pull in a significant black vote, secure myself with conservatives and give me a domestic "message man" to temper my firebrand reputation. Methinks Trump and Carson may be playing both ends for the middle.

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 5:11 AM  

If God-Emperor Trump (may he reign forever) offers Cruz a spot on the supreme court, would Cruz drop out?

Blogger SteelPalm February 24, 2016 5:11 AM  

@6

You're giving Carson far, far too much credit, I'm afraid.

Blogger Jon M February 24, 2016 5:15 AM  

What's the delegate count?

Percentages don't mean squat, and the national polling data means less. The press is only reporting on that because tracking likely delegate wins is hard, and doing so demonstrates that the race is Trump's to lose. So long as they can hang on to the "plurality means brokered convention" narrative that's what they'll keep plugging.

To use a football analogy, the only taunt I ever throw out is, "Scoreboard". Your team can earn all the yardage (polling) and turnovers (political endorsements) you want. Your players can be superstars to my team's average chumps, but so long as Team Trump is winning (delegate count), all I have to do is point to the scoreboard and preen.

Blogger Jon M February 24, 2016 5:17 AM  

And by the way, the score stands at:
Trump 79
Cruz 16
Rubio 15

Scoreboard, bitches!

Blogger rumpole5 February 24, 2016 5:21 AM  

@Josh. "more bourbon" to celebrate or to forget?

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 5:27 AM  

@Josh. "more bourbon" to celebrate or to forget?

Bourbon is my safe space

Anonymous Steve February 24, 2016 5:29 AM  

The BBC has soaked through a month's supply of Tena Lady in 24 hours.

Their headline article on Trump winning Nevada is captioned "Trump says he loves the poorly educated", and they're pushing "5 ways to stop Trump".

Please keep this Trump train a-rolling until Euro-shitlibs are triggered into their pointy little heads asploding like in Scanners.

Blogger SciVo February 24, 2016 5:37 AM  

It's even funnier now. With 96% in, Trump has broken the 45% level, and has more votes than Rubio and Cruz put together.

This blows all of my laborious predictions to hell, since eight states from now to the 12th have a 50% winner-takes-all trigger: Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont, Maine, Idaho and Michigan. (Arkansas and Mississippi have different kinds of winner-takes-most triggers at that level, and Puerto Rico isn't a state.)

I have no idea why Kasich is still in.

Well, it's what I would do if the alternative was going to Ohio.

Anonymous Philipp February 24, 2016 5:39 AM  

@Steel Palm: For me, Pat Buchanan was the best GOP candidate in terms of positions and policies.

In terms of getting the nomination - Trump.

Anonymous Red February 24, 2016 5:43 AM  

Ace of spades HQ commenters are having a mental breakdown. They should be rename Cuckservitve HQ.

Blogger Shimshon February 24, 2016 5:46 AM  

I think Carson is still in because Magic Negro and his ego is yuge.

Blogger SciVo February 24, 2016 5:48 AM  

Jon M wrote:Percentages don't mean squat, and the national polling data means less. The press is only reporting on that because tracking likely delegate wins is hard, and

also because you're their product, not their customer, and a tight contest draws more eyeballs. That's why they always handicap elections like a horse race.

doing so demonstrates that the race is Trump's to lose.

The Washington Post agrees with you, and that's assuming just a 30% level of support. If this keeps up, it's over.

So long as they can hang on to the "plurality means brokered convention" narrative that's what they'll keep plugging.

Agreed.

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 5:56 AM  

Daniel McCarthy – ‏@ToryAnarchist

The way many people feel about Trump is how I feel about the nice Republicans who gave us torture, mass surveillance, and the Iraq War.

Blogger Rantor February 24, 2016 6:05 AM  

Oh no! Karl Rove was wrong? No peak Trump in sight. Karl, I am losing confidence in you...

My projection was a closer to 50%... I think Trump will finally break 50% in a few states on Super Tuesday.

Something some Hispanic friends tell me, they don't really like Cubans. They think they are arrogant, act better than Mexicans, Central and South Americans. So I haven't been surprised that Rubio and Cruz Rent pulling more of em.

OpenID simplytimothy February 24, 2016 6:14 AM  

We are winning this without a house organ. We have no NRO, WSJ, Weekly Standard, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck. None of these guys can drive the narrative.

We do have #altright, vdare, Vox, radixjournal and none of these are "mainstream", but they are a distributed, loosely coupled, resilient, fault-tolerant 4GW media. It uses the enemies resources (twitter, comment sections..) against them. They do the work and pay, we use their capital to destroy them.

I like this shit.






Blogger SciVo February 24, 2016 6:15 AM  

Steve wrote:Their headline article on Trump winning Nevada is captioned "Trump says he loves the poorly educated"

That meme is easily disposed of. The more education you have, the better the status quo has been working for you. Trump is the candidate that people vote for "because FUCK YOU," an actual quote from an Iowa caucus ballot (as a commenter reported here).

Therefore, Trump's overwhelming support is even more overwhelming among the less educated, because they're voting their economic interest. Except that where the Democrats' less-educated constituents are looking for a handout, Trump's are just looking for a fair shake.

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 6:17 AM  

We are winning this without a house organ.

Breitbart, Drudge, and TV news channels?

Anonymous joke10 February 24, 2016 6:18 AM  

Go trump!

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 6:18 AM  

Except that where the Democrats' less-educated constituents are looking for a handout, Trump's are just looking for a fair shake.

Not sure about that

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 6:22 AM  

We do have #altright, vdare, Vox, radixjournal and none of these are "mainstream"

What percentage of Trump voters have heard of any of those?

Blogger Stilicho February 24, 2016 6:25 AM  

Kasich is still in because he wants to sell his endorsement. Problem is, he has to sell it before Ohio. After that, it is relatively worthless. Probably trying to get Rubio to commit to naming him as VP.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr February 24, 2016 6:29 AM  

Ok, color me a little surprised. I still expect Rubio to pick up all of Bush's supporters, which should have brought him to parity. Expect the GOPe to put Kasich under heavy pressure to pull out. They might even pressure Cruz, but I agree with Vox that Cruz's supporters will split down the middle.

We'll have to see how Super Tuesday turns out.

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 6:34 AM  

Ok, color me a little surprised.

@KenJennings

I can't believe Donald Trump won the state that is Donald Trump in state form.

Anonymous Takin' a Look February 24, 2016 6:36 AM  

@ Josh

They are white-attitude americans as weev would say. Not that they'd refuse a hand-out if in desperate straits. Many,many of these poor trash are sick, they've made poor choices or played the hand dealt to them. They get fucked routinely on hours and pay. Live pay-check to pay-check. Watch traitor whites and (((ancient friends))) do _everything_ possible to undermine them and I mean everything. Ever had an IT job were not only did you have to train the five papermill degree* bindis to replace you, you were required to be on-call for two years after your severance?

Ever worked a seasonal construction job for many years, no problem, then one year, you see hordes of imported filipino welders, mexican fitters and puerto rican helpers. To top it off, locals/seasonals just lost their per diem. That fucks them hard, in the ass, no grease, with a stainless steel tiger's dick.

*from now defunct streetshitter pajeet Uni.

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 6:38 AM  

Couldn't you make the same arguments about Obama voters?

Anonymous Takin' a Look February 24, 2016 6:49 AM  

@ Josh

Has Obama done anything about this? Will Trump? I don't know if Trump will, I do know it is business as usual for all the others (even Sanders sadly, he is too manipulable). Trump, I think is -pissed- I heard and saw his first real emotions and voice when he talked about 9/11.

That scared the hell out of me. He KNOWS Josh, he probably knew the moment he heard Silverstein say "pull it" on building 7. We may end up seeing the birth of a dynastic American Empire if he does what I think he is capable of.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 24, 2016 6:55 AM  

Is Mike Bloomberg the John Anderson this year? One thing we have not heard from the propagandists and talking point writers who set the agenda for the Left's political speech is joy in the GOP supposedly going down. I can hardly imagine them being so inclined to wait till Trump has the nomination before they start crowing about "opposition" party going down in flames. Anyway I have a hunch they a scared that the narrative could jump their fireline.

Blogger tz February 24, 2016 6:55 AM  

@7 With Cruz going negative, could Trump trust Cruz anywhere?
His VP pick should be interesting, I wonder how spry Pat Buchanan is these days.

Blogger Rusty Fife February 24, 2016 7:07 AM  

tz wrote:@7 With Cruz going negative, could Trump trust Cruz anywhere?

His VP pick should be interesting, I wonder how spry Pat Buchanan is these days.


Politics ain't bean bag. Neither Trump nor Cruz are hitting below the belt. Boxers can go into the ring, fight with everything they have, and given a couple of days to cool off, become good friends.

Both these guys are pros and can work it out. Whoever comes out on top will respect the other for a hard fight; the other will respect the winner for not treating him like a pussy.

Anonymous Takin' a Look February 24, 2016 7:09 AM  

O-T holee f*ck.

The Lancet we will throw flouride under the bus, just don't you DARE go looking at the 1970/1980s vaccine reformulations and schedule changes!

Courtesy of Jim Stone.

Blogger tz February 24, 2016 7:11 AM  

Trump is such a party crasher

Anonymous Steve February 24, 2016 7:13 AM  

There's a great little article over at NRO about "Trump's Yuge Lies". It's what you'd expect from the headline: Donald Trump exaggerates how rich he is, yadda yadda.

That's not the great part.

The great part is seeing who wrote it.

Remember at the start of the Captain America movie, when Cap was a 100 lb weakling? These are the sort of soft boys who make up the conservative establishment.

No wonder Trump's crushing it.

Blogger Nate February 24, 2016 7:15 AM  

Kaisch is staying in because he is dumb enough to believe he will win Ohio. If he had half a brain he would get out and spare himself the humiliation of losing the state he governs.

What is amusing though is how the media is bending over backwards to talk about how early it is in all this. The fact is that post Super Tuesday.. the nomination process is over and the coronation pre-hype has begun. The rest is a dog and pony show to get everyone fired up for the election and The Guy.

Trump is the guy. That's all there is to it.

Blogger Edward Isaacs February 24, 2016 7:21 AM  

Poor Matt Walsh is shitting himself.

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/dear-trump-fan-so-you-want-someone-to-tell-it-like-it-is-ok-here-you-go/

Blogger Rusty Fife February 24, 2016 7:25 AM  

Hey Doc Savage, tell me again how the Birchers weren't "proper anti-communists" and WFB didn't lose Goldwater's election.

Takin' a Look wrote:O-T holee f*ck.

The Lancet we will throw flouride under the bus, just don't you DARE go looking at the 1970/1980s vaccine reformulations and schedule changes!

Courtesy of Jim Stone.


"A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to fluoride in drinking water, mainly from China, suggests an average IQ decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised fluoride concentrations."

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 7:26 AM  

Maybe Right to Rise should have spent that $115 on attack ads against Trump?

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 7:29 AM  

His VP pick should be interesting

It will probably be a token diversity establishment figure.

Blogger Shimshon February 24, 2016 7:29 AM  

@39 Nate, I'm pretty sure by this point in 2008 they were already referring to McCain as the presumptive nominee (and likewise Romney in 2012). And quite peeved at Ron Paul and his supporters for insisting on continuing to campaign.

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 7:32 AM  

The rest is a dog and pony show to get everyone fired up for the election and The Guy.

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANTEST ELECTION EVAR?

Anonymous Steve February 24, 2016 7:40 AM  

Ivanka would make a wonderful VP.

Blogger SciVo February 24, 2016 7:41 AM  

tz wrote:His VP pick should be interesting, I wonder how spry Pat Buchanan is these days.

Scott Adams is still pushing Mark Cuban, which is an interesting idea -- and would certainly get the Deep State to sigh, shake its head and put its sniper rifle down -- but it's hard to picture him playing second fiddle to anyone, even Trump.

Blogger Markku February 24, 2016 7:43 AM  

Vermin Supreme should be VP.

Blogger VD February 24, 2016 7:45 AM  

Trump is the guy. That's all there is to it.

You sound at peace with that. Congratulations.

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 7:46 AM  

Vermin Supreme should be VP.

You're abandoning Jim Gilmore?

Blogger Markku February 24, 2016 7:46 AM  

That damned quitter. Don't say his name to me again.

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 7:47 AM  

You sound at peace with that. Congratulations.

If Trump wins and builds the wall, Nate and I win.

If Trumps wins and doesn't build the wall, Nate and I get to mock all the Trump supporters, so we win.

Blogger Elocutioner February 24, 2016 7:52 AM  

My take is the neocons have left such a bad taste in everyone's mouths for decades that many gave up voting. The Dems veered far left and now independents are about 40% of the electorate. Along comes Trump, a charismatic candidate that spouts paleocon ideas that the paleocons and ignored independents can support and he's crushing it despite the entirety of his party and the media complex and a quarter billion dollars spent against him.

This is essentially an ejection of the neocons from power over the Republican Party. After how many years of lecturing everyone about holding their nose and voting for the current bland neocon notice that now they're saying they'll either stay home or vote for Hillary? Yeah. Neocons originally came from the Democratic Party and they'll eventually slither their way back. (The function of National Review for the last 60 years has been gatekeeper to promote neoconservatism.)

Here are some interesting numbers to support this. The entirety of Trump's support in Nevada is over and above 2008 and 2012 numbers whereas the Dems have actually lost turnout.

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/02/24/post-nevada-election-results-whats-next/

Kasich is in to siphon a few delegates for the GOPe candidate at the convention. The Splitter plan has collapsed now that Trump is dominating every demographic including evangelicals and hispanics. Cruz *MAY* win Texas which is proportional allocation anyways.

So a bunch of neocon cucks staying home is far more than offset with the new voter enthusiasm that Trump is bringing.

Game over.

Blogger John M February 24, 2016 7:57 AM  

Rusty Fife wrote:Politics ain't bean bag. Neither Trump nor Cruz are hitting below the belt. Boxers can go into the ring, fight with everything they have, and given a couple of days to cool off, become good friends.

Both these guys are pros and can work it out. Whoever comes out on top will respect the other for a hard fight; the other will respect the winner for not treating him like a pussy.


Cruz is not going to be Trump's friend even if Trump offered a VP spot for him. He has turned his supporters into cucks who think Trump is a bigger anti-Christ than Obama, and they will never forgive him if he starts trying to kiss up to Trump.

Blogger Jack Ward February 24, 2016 8:02 AM  

OK. Nevada done. Mentioned to the wife this morning that its sad the country is at the point that you're ready to bet the farm on someone like Trump with the hope he doesn't' become a carpetbagger. What choice have we, otherwise?
I have a fantasy that the Donald wins then lets the whole thing sweep over him, shelves his original plans and decides to try for 'best President' ever. Lord, I hope so.

Blogger Gaiseric February 24, 2016 8:07 AM  

Rantor wrote:Something some Hispanic friends tell me, they don't really like Cubans. They think they are arrogant, act better than Mexicans, Central and South Americans. So I haven't been surprised that Rubio and Cruz Rent pulling more of em.
If by Cubans they mean the Cubans who fled Cuba and came to Florida and elsewhere in the US in the wake of the Castro take-over... well, there's something to that.

Blogger Rusty Fife February 24, 2016 8:09 AM  

John M wrote:Cruz is not going to be Trump's friend even if Trump offered a VP spot for him. He has turned his supporters into cucks who think Trump is a bigger anti-Christ than Obama, and they will never forgive him if he starts trying to kiss up to Trump

How did he manage this mind control? If he did manage this complete mind domination; why can't he convert it?

Blogger Gaiseric February 24, 2016 8:10 AM  

Napoleon 12pdr wrote:Ok, color me a little surprised. I still expect Rubio to pick up all of Bush's supporters, which should have brought him to parity. Expect the GOPe to put Kasich under heavy pressure to pull out. They might even pressure Cruz, but I agree with Vox that Cruz's supporters will split down the middle.
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-02-23/four-problems-with-the-winnowing-theory-of-trump-s-downfall

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 February 24, 2016 8:14 AM  

In other news, apparently Norway actually believes that Sweden is going to collapse, and they're planning to block their border by military force.

So... there's that.



Congratulations to Trump. I'm never going to want him to win, but I acknowledged the possibility that he could from the beginning. I won't be happy if/when he takes the nomination, but the only Democrat I'd consider pulling the lever for over him (Jim Webb) left the race months ago. So I'm not going to be wearing a Trump hat, but he'll get my vote in November if it comes to that.

I just hope someone who is Constitutionally-literate has his ear when it comes to a SCOTUS nom.

Anonymous VFM #6306 February 24, 2016 8:18 AM  

Good thing that walls don't need ceilings.

Blogger Gaiseric February 24, 2016 8:20 AM  

Elocutioner wrote:Neocons originally came from the Democratic Party and they'll eventually slither their way back. (The function of National Review for the last 60 years has been gatekeeper to promote neoconservatism.)
I was talking to one of my "Feel the Bern" friends, and he made this same tacit admission—¡Jeb! was his pick (this was on the evening of the SC primaries.) When I told him that that was hardly surprising, since the neocon platform is basically the Woodrow Wilson Democrat platform with a dash of Trotsky, he kinda laughed.

Later, he said he was surprised that Hillary's speeches promise something to everyone except white males, and then he even admitted that he should vote Republican, because he knows that Sanders will raise his taxes, and that a vote for Sanders is not in his best interest.

There's hope for the indoctrinated, who have lived their life in a foggy cloud of disinformation and lies. The Trump candidacy is like a lighthouse that's piercing the fog.

Blogger Student in Blue February 24, 2016 8:22 AM  

@43. Josh
It will probably be a token diversity establishment figure.

I've been starting to think that won't happen. Sessions and the two possible names for Supreme Court Justice -- correct me if I'm wrong but none of those are establishment per se, and apparently very competent besides.

If Trump doesn't need to have a token diverse placeholder, it seems completely in character that there won't be one. And he's not slowing down, so there hasn't been a need for a token diverse placeholder.

Blogger Nick S February 24, 2016 8:22 AM  

If Trumps wins and doesn't build the wall, Nate and I get to mock all the Trump supporters, so we win.

As you recline in your chaise lounges sipping preferred libation and watching from respective vantage points, you will take no comfort seeing them milling about the rubble muttering, "Nobody could've ever seen this coming."

Blogger Gaiseric February 24, 2016 8:23 AM  

John M wrote:Cruz is not going to be Trump's friend even if Trump offered a VP spot for him. He has turned his supporters into cucks who think Trump is a bigger anti-Christ than Obama, and they will never forgive him if he starts trying to kiss up to Trump.
They don't have to be friends.

It's also starting to become clear that the Glenn Beck crazy train is hurting the Cruz candidacy. He should tell Waterworks Beck thanks but no thanks if he wants to salvage anything of his candidacy.

Blogger Elocutioner February 24, 2016 8:24 AM  

Gaiseric wrote:If by Cubans they mean the Cubans who fled Cuba and came to Florida and elsewhere in the US in the wake of the Castro take-over...

Speaking of fleeing Cubans, last night someone pointed out that Rafael Cruz claims he was a revolutionary who fought for Castro to depose Batista.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/us/politics/cuban-peers-dispute-ted-cruzs-fathers-story-of-fighting-for-castro.html

Make of that what you will.

Blogger Gaiseric February 24, 2016 8:27 AM  

White Knight Leo #0368 wrote:I just hope someone who is Constitutionally-literate has his ear when it comes to a SCOTUS nom.
I don't know whether this is serious or not (or who actually authored it), but on his Facebook feed, he suggested Jeanine Pirro.

I'm pretty OK with that.

Anonymous A Visitor February 24, 2016 8:32 AM  

"He won in rural and urban areas, and among voters with only high school diplomas and those with post-graduate degrees." I have a graduate degree and he has my support. Although I have not put one of my undergraduate degrees to use and work with the exception of a few jobs here and there, I am really glad in the end that I did major in political science. What the pundit class, including tools like O'Reilly, elites, and the naysayers do not get is that the American public has finally had enough of being crapped on. I see this as someone who was raised in an upper-class household and is currently probably lower-class on the economic scale and was it one point middle class: I am well-educated have to know Trump may very well be going but am sick enough of both parties that I'm willing to give them a shot.

"Percentages don't mean squat, and the national polling data means less." exactly! What all these idiots citing pole after pole about how Trump is on the verge of the feet do not understand is that polls can have selection bias if people lie to you (trust me it is possible; I did some polling my senior year of undergrad actually) and that polls can be worded to get the results you want without being technically leading. In short, as the above commentor said, the national pulling data means less.

Finally, I shall beat my favorite hobby horse, immigration: having lived abroad, having spoken several foreign languages, most Americans do not understand how bad things are outside of the United States. If they saw firsthand evidence, they would be overwhelmingly supporting Trump.

Blogger Nick S February 24, 2016 8:32 AM  

If he's going to pick a woman from Fox, at least it could be a hot woman like Shannon Bream.

Anonymous ThirdMonkey February 24, 2016 8:32 AM  

Kasich is running for VP. He thinks he's the ticket to winning Ohio in November. He, and everyone else, is playing by the old rules. Trump is taking the old rulebook and using it to soak up the blood of his opponents. I hope he doesn't revert back to the old rulebook and get Rubio as his VP to "unite" the party. The party doesn't need to unite. The cucks need to be destroyed once and for all. Except for making no-fault divorce legal as California governor, the biggest mistake Reagan made was making GHW Bush his VP. He needs to go full Shitlord for VP and the rest of his cabinet, and nominate Ted Nugent to replace Scalia.

OpenID simplytimothy February 24, 2016 8:35 AM  

@53 yep.

Anonymous ZhukovG February 24, 2016 8:38 AM  

If Trump values his continued health, he will choose a VP that is more distasteful to the establishment than he is. Maybe Buchanan. But definitely not another LBJ.

Anonymous Steve February 24, 2016 8:46 AM  

It's also starting to become clear that the Glenn Beck crazy train is hurting the Cruz candidacy.

I was wondering the same thing.

It seems Mr Cruz has allowed Glenn Beck to attach himself to his campaign like a remora fish. He's probably regretting it.

So Cruz, who is already in danger of building his own ceiling by going in too hard with the Holy Willie stuff, gets tarred with Beck's loony tunes antics too.

Stuff like:

* Announcing a fast for Ted Cruz and country
* Predicting violent revolution if Cruz isn't elected
* Telling people Ted Cruz is a modern day George Washington

All of which may play well with Beck's dwindling audience of religious nuts and chemtrail truthers, but probably scares off the normies.

Ted Cruz would have been better off stressing his genuine selling points: he's smart, conservative, a family man, etc. and avoided getting too close to kooky characters like Beck.

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian February 24, 2016 8:46 AM  

If Trump wins and builds the wall, Nate and I win.

Texian Cimmerian wins along with The Republic Of Texas (and the country) in general.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 8:49 AM  

As a Cruz supporter, I am willing to concede defeat. Trumo's win is now a forgone conclusion. I was originally for Scott Walker, but he bowed out early.

Cruz was my third choice, but it is apparent he will be defeated also.

For my part, I see Trump as a guy who was promoted by the left wing press to suck the attention away from the actual conservative candidates in the race. For the most part, that is seen as a positive on this site. I have no choice but to accept the reality of that.

The irony for the left wing press is that they never actually believed that Trump had a chance to win. They believed defeating Walker, Perry, and Cruz would lead to Bush or Rubio. They never even considered the possibility of Trump actually winning until it was too late.

Now we reap the whirlwind. I appreciate that you guys want to do your best Cam Newton style trash talking Superman immitation. It's to be expected. So have your fun. You won.

Blogger Nate February 24, 2016 8:49 AM  

"You sound at peace with that. Congratulations."

I have been confident Trump would win it since SC.

Anonymous Takin' a Look February 24, 2016 8:57 AM  

@ Scott6584

You still don't get it do you?
We aren't voting our way out of this mess. Trump may just be an updated Hundred Flowers 2.0 or he may be Rohm paving the way for Hitler.

Trump is the tool to burn it all down. Let the chips fall were they may...even if it is our own self-immolation.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 February 24, 2016 8:58 AM  

@66

Pirro?

I have no complaints at this time. My concern is that she'll be a conservative judge rather than a textualist like Scalia. But I don't pretend to know anything about her judicial opinions, other than that no one has vandalized her Wiki page yet.

Anonymous Leonidas February 24, 2016 9:07 AM  

@75:

I have been confident Trump would win it since SC.

It's been hard to argue anything else since then. Though the media is desperately straining to do so.

Blogger Gaiseric February 24, 2016 9:13 AM  

White Knight Leo #0368 wrote:@66

Pirro?

I have no complaints at this time. My concern is that she'll be a conservative judge rather than a textualist like Scalia. But I don't pretend to know anything about her judicial opinions, other than that no one has vandalized her Wiki page yet.

Noted, and good point.

Rather than suggesting that Trump will truly replace Scalia with another Scalia if one can even be found (Andrew Napolitano, maybe?) I'm suggesting that he'll do OK, and that the Glenn Beck crazy train theory holds no water, though.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 February 24, 2016 9:19 AM  

@79

Speaking as a Cruz supporter, I have not been impressed with Beck's antics.

Blogger Alexander February 24, 2016 9:20 AM  

As long as I get my special lapel pin and party badge to show that I was a supporter of the Trumpening prior to February 23 and the coming cascade, I promise not to gloat.

10% lifetime discount from Hugo Boss would not be amiss either.

After all, effective today Bush, Rubio, and even Cruz are increasingly going to be mourned by the left as 'fairly decent guys' who just couldn't win in 'today's toxic republican party'. So I'd like to get something out of it when I get accused of going full Hitler.

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 9:21 AM  

So I'd like to get something out of it when I get accused of going full Hitler.

Would you like a lampshade?

OpenID littl3x February 24, 2016 9:22 AM  

As a woman, I won't vote for Hillary because she's a woman. As a Christian, I won't vote for Cruz because he's a good Christian. As a second-generation Cuban, Rubio and Cruz don't automatically have my vote. Yes, there are many hispanics that believe that unlimited immigration will do us more harm than good. It really isn't that complicated.

Blogger SteelPalm February 24, 2016 9:27 AM  

Funny; there is a Cuban I'm friends with (huge right-wing nationalist, like myself) that very proudly voted for Trump in the Nevada primary, too.

He liked Cruz a lot too, but I think Trump's charisma and utter "fuck you" to SJWs and cucks alike (even if it's all a clever ruse) won him over.

Like I said, should certainly be interesting.

The leftists have already been going nuts now that the writing is on the wall.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 February 24, 2016 9:28 AM  

@83

However, there are many who are angry at the perceived notion that Hispanics are not welcome in America. Which group is larger is the issue at hand, not the fact that they aren't a united bloc.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 9:28 AM  

No. I do understand that you want to burn it all down. I completely understand. It is a repeat of the French Revolution in that regard. Fuck 'em all. I really really do understand.

But that is just as foresighted as the Boomer generation's attitude in the 60's and 70's. It is very nihilistic.

But what is the plan afterward? Wit what will you replace it? Trump is not a path back to the intent of the founders. Instead, he will further consolidate power in Washington, and in the Executive Branch. What happens when the next guy comes along?

Blogger bob k. mando February 24, 2016 9:35 AM  

Vox
and a Cuban Spanish-speaker who can't win Hispanics.



uh, that's no surprise. i wouldn't expect a mestizo Mexican to poll well in Cuban Miami either.

the "Hispanics" are a completely made up demographic ( really nothing but a shared language group ) ranging from cross bred Western European + Arabs to full blooded aboriginal Americans.

the only thing they all truly have in common beyond language is that none of them suffer from White Guilt ... which means most of them are racist as fuck.

against each other.



4. Josh February 24, 2016 5:04 AM
If they could get hologram tupac to play coachella, could the gop get hologram Reagan to run against trump?



you've forgotten that the GOPe Hastert pedophile faggots hated Reagan almost as much as they hate Trump.

if you want hologram Reagan, you're going to have to build him yourself.


28. Napoleon 12pdr February 24, 2016 6:29 AM
I still expect Rubio to pick up all of Bush's supporters, which should have brought him to parity.



what kind of New Math are you using in which <5% ¡¡Jeb!! support gets Marco to "parity" with Trump?

are you an "uneducated" against Trump?

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 9:36 AM  

No. I do understand that you want to burn it all down. I completely understand. It is a repeat of the French Revolution in that regard. Fuck 'em all. I really really do understand.

But that is just as foresighted as the Boomer generation's attitude in the 60's and 70's. It is very nihilistic.

But what is the plan afterward? Wit what will you replace it? Trump is not a path back to the intent of the founders. Instead, he will further consolidate power in Washington, and in the Executive Branch. What happens when the next guy comes along?

Blogger VD February 24, 2016 9:38 AM  

However, there are many who are angry at the perceived notion that Hispanics are not welcome in America.

Howe very strange that they're not as angry at the notion that Russians are not welcome in Ukraine, or Palestinians in Israel.

No. I do understand that you want to burn it all down. I completely understand. It is a repeat of the French Revolution in that regard. Fuck 'em all. I really really do understand.

You clearly don't understand anything. You are confusing the metaphor for the reality. Trump is not burning anything down. Trump is the system working to accommodate nationalists. If we were ultranationalists who wanted to burn everything down, we would not have supported Donald Trump.

We would have supported Jeb Bush.

Blogger The Other Robot February 24, 2016 9:39 AM  

Where do we sign up for the Hugo Boss uniforms?

Blogger VD February 24, 2016 9:39 AM  

Trump is not a path back to the intent of the founders. Instead, he will further consolidate power in Washington, and in the Executive Branch. What happens when the next guy comes along?

Trump may not be the path back to the founders, but he is the only possible bath back to them. Because he is the only candidate supporting their posterity.

Anonymous 11B February 24, 2016 9:40 AM  

Yes, there are many hispanics that believe that unlimited immigration will do us more harm than good. It really isn't that complicated.

Of course there are. All immigrants have to realize on some level that they are coming to the USA because of something. What draws them here? The smart ones realize that it is the society created by mostly NW Europeans that is so appealing. That is why they also seek out Canada, Australia and NW European nations. The smart ones also realize that if they flood the place and overwhelm the local culture they risk destroying it. Just like intelligent hunters and fisherman realize you cannot over hunt or fish the stocks, the smart immigrants realizes there is only so much carry capacity of these societies. It is not that hard to destroy them and therefore, they probably agree with Trump.

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian February 24, 2016 9:43 AM  

@73 @52

Although, Keoni Galt has anintersting new post:

Hawaiian Libertarian: Up Against the Wall

But while I got my tin foil hat firmly planted atop my head, I've been trying to think about what the NWO shadow Government is really trying to accomplish with a Trump presidency...

...and the only thing I can come up with is THE WALL.

The Wall is NOT the answer to stopping the Migrant invasion of the Southern border. What it is, is the manifestation of the synthesis THEY manufactured with the Heglian Dialectic....aka create a problem and offer the solution to achieve an intended consequence that on the surface merely appears unintended.

I believe this Wall that Trump is promising us, is to put the final piece in place for completing the transformation of what was once the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, into an Orwellian police state with no escape. With troops patrolling the borders, the elite will always have to be worried of dissension and rebellion from factions of soldiers who realize they are being used to abrogate the Constitution and subjugate the nation. A Wall on the Southern border would require far less manpower to garrison and keep the sheeple contained.

It would be the final fortification for the sheeple of our managed feedlot.

Afterall, the Berlin Wall was not about keeping the West Germans from crossing into the East...it was built to keep the East Germans IN to have no escape from the Communist regime's totalitarian rule

Blogger The Other Robot February 24, 2016 9:43 AM  

@88: No. I do understand that you want to burn it all down.

@89: Replied: [In that case] We would have supported Jeb Bush

Indeed, because then Hitlery would win and the Interregnum would be much closer, and it would be a really bloody interregnum.

Blogger Lew Rand February 24, 2016 9:46 AM  

Not sure if this has been pointed out, but hopefully Trump does not take on a GOPe VP like was thrust on Reagan (with in hindsight the inevitable assassination attempt shortly after getting into office)

Having had that card already played, I hope he does not fall into the same trap.

Blogger Josh February 24, 2016 9:47 AM  

Although, Keoni Galt has anintersting new post:

To quote Ron Paul, fences work both ways.

Blogger JCclimber February 24, 2016 9:54 AM  

Shouldn't the media be utterly delighted at the "self-destruction of the Republican Party" that they are trumpeting?

They are petrified that a man with both testicles still functioning is the lead in this race.

Little weaselly lefties, you see this? This is what it is like when someone strongly pulls the dialogue in the direction that you are ideologically opposed to. Kind of like the majority of common Americans have felt over the last 80 years as you pulled every thing to the left.

Anonymous 11B February 24, 2016 9:54 AM  

But what is the plan afterward? Wit what will you replace it? Trump is not a path back to the intent of the founders. Instead, he will further consolidate power in Washington, and in the Executive Branch. What happens when the next guy comes along?

What I don't understand is how you don't understand the prominence of the immigration issue. To paraphrase Ann Coulter, the democrats have not convinced the majority of Americans about their ideas. Rather they replaced, and are still replacing, Americans with foreigners who vote for them. Go to California to see how well your ideals about the Founders play.

California is the future of every state. Yet it is now unwinnable due to mass third world immigration. Recall that California produced Ronald Reagan and Nixon. Both easily won the state in landslides. For the past several elections, GOP presidential candidates don't even try to win that state anymore as it is chalked up to the democrats before the election starts. The third world immivasion caused this.

Yet you seem to oblivious to this and are concerned that Trump is not quite kosher. He's not. But he is the only one who is addressing immigration in a serious manner. I mean legal immigration too. Without Trump immigration would be barely discussed. If you cannot see that immigration is the key issue, then you are going to continue wasting time and losing any chance you have of saving this place.

Finally if you are truly interested in the intent of the Founders, especially as it pertains to immigration, read the First Naturalization Act of 1790 that Washington himself signed into law. Don't worry it's not like reading Obamacare. It is short and sweet, just a few paragraphs. But I think its meaning is crystal and should put to rest the GOP ruling class's notion of a "proposition" nation bull.

Anonymous Quartermaster February 24, 2016 9:56 AM  

@69
“…and nominate Ted Nugent to replace Scalia.”

It would be worth it just to see the leftard heads explode.

@70
I’d buy Andrew Napolitano for the Italian seat on SCOTUS.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 February 24, 2016 9:57 AM  

@89

I'm not justifying the Hispanic pro-amnesty vote, VD. Just pointing out that this is their mentality as I understand it. I agree that they are engaging in special pleading (especially the Mexicans, who aren't calling for Mexico to receive any more immigrants from poorer Central America).

Anonymous BGKB February 24, 2016 9:58 AM  

Yet until he starts winning over 50% a brokered convention could still produce Jeb

The Asian countries are sending labor to assist in rebuilding the infrastructure.

Asians are smarter than that.

I can deal with Clinton. We'll see her again in 4 years.I can't deal with Trump redefining my party

Unless pillow over head control laws pass I wouldn't count on her surviving.

I think Carson is still in because Magic Negro and his ego is yuge

I think he will be in as long as there is campaign money to spend on steak dinners & luxury hotels.

Something some Hispanic friends tell me, they don't really like Cubans...act better than Mexicans

With Cuba the entire right side of the bell curve fled, with Mexico the people that would be on welfare if Mexico had welfare snuck across. That's why they hate them. If someone asks if you have any minority friends ask them if Asians & Cubans count.

What percentage of Trump voters have heard of any of those?

Trump has complemented Breitbart for its fair coverage of him during speeches so I imagine a few.

That scared the hell out of me. He KNOWS Josh, he probably knew the moment he heard (((Silverstein))) say "pull it" on building 7

And you thought moderate moslems are afraid of backlash from events they know about beforehand.

Blogger James Dixon February 24, 2016 9:58 AM  

> If Trump doesn't need to have a token diverse placeholder, it seems completely in character that there won't be one.

I'm thinking Carly. She's an incompetent manager, but all the VP has to do is talk well, look good, and do what they're told. She's good and the first and passable at the second. I expect she could handle the third.

> Wit what will you replace it?

Why should we replace it? The federal government has been everything it's original opponents claimed it would be with precious few benefits. We'd be better off without it.

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx February 24, 2016 10:01 AM  

@32. Takin' a Look

He KNOWS Josh, he probably knew the moment he heard Silverstein say "pull it" on building 7.

Of course he knows. Everybody who's anybody knows. He also knows how to broker a complex, long-game deal, on occult information, with multiparty quid pro quo. No one should pretend to know his game.

Ever negotiate with someone like that? It's a different world.

Blogger Joshua_D February 24, 2016 10:02 AM  

Steve February 24, 2016 7:40 AM

Ivanka would make a wonderful VP.


That ... that would be yuge. YUGE!

Blogger Joshua_D February 24, 2016 10:03 AM  

Edward Isaacs February 24, 2016 7:21 AM

Poor Matt Walsh is shitting himself.


I don't trust any stranger or acquaintance who calls me "friend".

Anonymous Emperor of Icecream February 24, 2016 10:05 AM  

Not a Trumper, but he's won. There is no realistic scenario now for anybody else, probably even counting dirty backroom machinations by establishment figures to support Rubio.

If Trump wins the general and does one of (1) build the wall/deport the illegals, (2) prosecute Hillary Clinton, and (3) appoint nasty rightwingers to the Supreme Court, I will count him as a success. Two of the three, huge success. Three of three, I will lead the charge to amend the Constitution to chance the Presidency to the Trumpency, with the notorious DJT holding the office for life, and being carved on Mt. Rushmore.

Blogger The Other Robot February 24, 2016 10:08 AM  

That meme is easily disposed of. The more education you have, the better the status quo has been working for you. Trump is the candidate that people vote for "because FUCK YOU," an actual quote from an Iowa caucus ballot (as a commenter reported here).

I am fairly highly educated and the status quo works reasonably well for me, but it is hard work.

If Trump wins and cuts off all those H1Bs then I will likely earn more than I do now.

However, the thing that concerns me more about the current situation is all those Americans out of work because billionaires like Larry Ellison and others want cheap labor.

I am surprised that the 2%ers among the Billionaires have not learned from the last time, or perhaps the lessen they took away was "kill all the white Europeans as quickly as possible."

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr February 24, 2016 10:08 AM  

WRT a potential VP for Trump, my read is that he has several gaps to fill.

The first option is to unify the party. This argues for either Cruz or Rubio. Possibly Bush. Any one of the three puts their supporters behind the ticket.

The second option is to carry a critical swing state. This argues for Rubio, Bush, Kasich, or possibly Gilmore (FL. FL, OH, and VA, respectively). Possibly Santorum, to swing PA.

The third option is to add national heft. Probably on the national security front. This leads to former SECDEF Robert Gates.

Throw these together, and we wind up with a Trump/Rubio ticket as the most likely. Though were I Marco Rubio, I might well decline in favor of becoming Governor of FL...and President in 2024.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 10:09 AM  

The strategy of the left wing press was obvious from the beginning. Iowa Republicans are more in the religious right camp than many other states. That is how guys like Huckabee and Santorum won in Iowa. So the the plan was to promote Trump to take out the true conservatives like Walker, Perry, and Cruz. That worked when Walker and Perry couldn't get any air time, and Cruz barely eked out a victory even though he was much much more organized and professional in his Iowa campaign.

So, having knocked out or severely crippled the true conservatives, the press shifted to promoting the cuckservatives like Bush, Rubio, Kasich, and Christie. They believed they could paint Trump as too radical and egocentric, and Republicans would rally to support the Establishment choice.

But Trump confounded them. His appeal had a broader application than they expected. Republicans who have grown tired if being betrayed are giving the Establishment the big middle finger.

In articles this week by left wing academics and journalists, it has been argued that the same religious right voters you the press employed Trump to take out should now do the proper "Christian" thing, and sacrifice themselves to stop Trump by rallying to Rubio. The only good Christian is a martyred Christian, and now religious voters should climb up on the cross like Jesus to stop Trump.

Well, religious voters aren't playing along. They aren't adopting their approved role of being lied to and taken for granted by the cucksevatives.

And now the same left wing press is in a panic. They never intended for Trump to win; they only meant to use him as a tool to take out proven true Conservatives.

Now, their early promotion of Trump is coming back to bite them, and those of us who supported true Conservatives are not too inclined to rescue the Cuckservatives. They are more inclined to take there chances with a guy who was a hard core Democrat until last summer. Maybe the "conversion" was real. In any case, he'll be no worse than his buddies, the Clintons.

And because of his ego, maybe just maybe he can be convinced to do some real conservative things, instead of just rolling over like the cuckservatives are guaranteed to do. But the 95% pro ability is that Trump joins the Democrats and liberal Republicans and governs like the New York Democrat that he is.

In any case, conservatives aren't going to play along this time. They will either back Trump out of spite (the burn it all down constituency), or just stay home like they did for McCain and Romney.

Blogger Gaiseric February 24, 2016 10:12 AM  

Scott6584 wrote:No. I do understand that you want to burn it all down. I completely understand. It is a repeat of the French Revolution in that regard. Fuck 'em all. I really really do understand.
No, clearly you do not understand at all.

But that is just as foresighted as the Boomer generation's attitude in the 60's and 70's. It is very nihilistic.

Scott6584 wrote:But what is the plan afterward? Wit what will you replace it? Trump is not a path back to the intent of the founders. Instead, he will further consolidate power in Washington, and in the Executive Branch. What happens when the next guy comes along?
And that prognostication is based on... what again?

Go back to the Blaze and have a good cry with Glenn Beck, you kook.

Blogger Alexander February 24, 2016 10:15 AM  

Bush and Rubio as VP are terrible choices from a life-insurance perspective.

They are also terrible choices from a not-piss-off-your-base perspective.

Kasich and Gilmore are much better sops to throw the establishments way, because none of Trump's base gives enough of a shit about them to get angry about it.

Course, one has to ask why Trump would bother playing the traditional derpdy-do make nice with the establishment...

Frankly, at this point I'm hoping that the Democrat and Republican establishments lift the mask off and show their contempt for the American people, end their faux war and unify around Bloomberg. Fuck 'em.

Blogger Elocutioner February 24, 2016 10:20 AM  

Why does anybody think Trump would willingly pick a weak VP? Because he feels threatened by strong underlings? Or he'll negotiate a truce with the GOP from a position of weakness after destroying their entire apparatus, along with the media, for the last year+? They've already shivved him over the loyalty pledge, he's not stupid.

I fully expect him to pick a world class CEO/entrepreneur/alpha type for VP (why I think Mark Cuban is credible), not some weak failure like Fiorina or Kasich. If something were to happen to remove him from office then everything he fought for and built would revert to the hands of a controllable loser.

Hell no.

He saw cuck Bush shoved on the ticket with Reagan and what a disaster that was. It's inviting weakness and subversion into your most senior ranks. Won't happen.

Anonymous coyote February 24, 2016 10:21 AM  

"walls" can be prisons, true, dat. but prisoners with more guns/ammo than the guards?

Blogger Gaiseric February 24, 2016 10:24 AM  

Scott6584 wrote:Now, their early promotion of Trump is coming back to bite them, and those of us who supported true Conservatives are not too inclined to rescue the Cuckservatives. They are more inclined to take there chances with a guy who was a hard core Democrat until last summer. Maybe the "conversion" was real. In any case, he'll be no worse than his buddies, the Clintons.

And because of his ego, maybe just maybe he can be convinced to do some real conservative things, instead of just rolling over like the cuckservatives are guaranteed to do. But the 95% pro ability is that Trump joins the Democrats and liberal Republicans and governs like the New York Democrat that he is.

Nice story, toots. Now go make me a sandwich. And don't drip salty Glenn Beck crazy tears all over it either.

Blogger The Other Robot February 24, 2016 10:24 AM  

I'm thinking Carly. She's an incompetent manager, but all the VP has to do is talk well, look good, and do what they're told. She's good and the first and passable at the second. I expect she could handle the third.

No. We do not need any more affirmative action bitches!

Throw these together, and we wind up with a Trump/Rubio ticket as the most likely.

What are you smoking? Are you some sort of GOPe deep cover operative.

We do not need a donor-class rent-boy as VP.

Trump has all the cards at the moment and can chose anyone he wants. He could even get away with choosing Palin for the pleasure of watching Tina Fey's head explode. (And she might even help him with middle America as well as being competent.)

Anonymous 11B February 24, 2016 10:24 AM  

In any case, conservatives aren't going to play along this time.

And while they do the USA will continue to accept 1 million plus LEGAL immigrants per year who end up voting about 75% for the party of big government. And those conservatives will be more and more marginalized. Patrick Buchanan sounded the alarm in 1992, but they ignored him. Now Trump is probably the last time we will ever have a chance at the peaceful solution of this problem. Yet you quibble over orthodoxy.

When your house is being flooded with water, what color to paint the rooms becomes inconsequential. Turning off the the water, AND removing the water that has already entered the home is the priority.

Anonymous Emperor of Icecream February 24, 2016 10:28 AM  

Scott Adams wants Cuban because he thinks Cuban will be a check on Trump going too far off the reservation.

Whereas I think going too far off the reservation is the point of electing Trump. Since picking someone too scary would hurt the Trump's chances in the general election, the best bet is probably a non-entity who checks diversity boxes. Susana Martinez from New Mexico, Carson, people like that.

Blogger The Other Robot February 24, 2016 10:32 AM  

Whereas I think going too far off the reservation is the point of electing Trump. Since picking someone too scary would hurt the Trump's chances in the general election, the best bet is probably a non-entity who checks diversity boxes. Susana Martinez from New Mexico, Carson, people like that.

I don't think so. What Trump needs is for White people to show up in November. They have stayed home in the last few elections because the choices have been shit or shit.

Based on the GOP turn out last night, White people have found someone they want to vote for.

It's different this time.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 10:39 AM  

VD, I am the posterity of the founders, unlike the many white amaericans, whose ancestors arrived after the Revolutionary War. I am a family member of 4 US Presidents, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and Grover Cleveland. My family has been in America since 1630.

I idolized the founders as a child, reading many, many biographies of the Founders, the Federalist Papers, etc. I have a very clear understanding of the founding principles. I honestly do not believe Trump offers any path back to those ideals.

I do agree with you about his stance on Hispanic and Muslim immigration.

Buy the founding principles were lost when Abraham Lincoln greatly expanded Federal Power, and then imported Catholic Irishmen to fight the Civil War when northerners were also threatening secession over being drafted to fight against the South. Lincoln was also the first crony capitalist President, who formed the first great giveaway of public funds to private industry to create the intercontinental railway, even though America was embroiled in Civil War at that time. Lincoln was the very first Cucksevative President we had. It is no wonder that his VP, Andrew Johnson, was impeached in a backlash against the Cucksevatives then.

Republicans were the original "progressives", with Teddy Roosevelt as their standard bearer. And then when Taft reverted back to being a conservative, Roosevelt ran against him and split the Republican vote so Wilson got into office.

Of course the ideological heirs of Wilson are people like Nixon, and the Bush clan.

So don't tell me I don't understand what's going on. This is a Jacksonian uprising that is straight from my personal family heritage as a Scots-Irish and Anglo-American. But Trump is not even close to a path back. He's a charlatan, pure and simple.

I am not angry. I understand why he's getting the votes. But he is destined to be a huge disappointment. He made his fortune suckling on the public teat. He's not going to repudiate that. He's just not.

Blogger praetorian February 24, 2016 10:39 AM  

If Trumps wins and doesn't build the wall, Nate and I get to mock all the Trump supporters, so we win.

We're all winners here, Ilk.

But what is the plan afterward? Wit what will you replace it? Trump is not a path back to the intent of the founders. Instead, he will further consolidate power in Washington, and in the Executive Branch. What happens when the next guy comes along?

(kek)

Concern troll is concerned. What's coming is coming, regardless of who gets elected. Trump makes the next twelve years funny, at least, and maybe buys us a bit of time.

Stop being a hysterical little girl. Enjoy the process.

Blogger The Other Robot February 24, 2016 10:40 AM  

Meanwhile: Witch-hunt for whistleblowers? German police 'probing cops' who leaked Cologne sex assaults

Blogger The Other Robot February 24, 2016 10:42 AM  

More immigrants are Rape Culture

The rapists are not Australians. The are Croatians, Indians and Arabs by the look of their names.

Anonymous Boogeyman February 24, 2016 10:44 AM  

I think we are all missing the obvious choice for VP, those two black ladies that cheer on Trump on their You Tube channel.

Blogger The Other Robot February 24, 2016 10:44 AM  

But he is destined to be a huge disappointment. He made his fortune suckling on the public teat.

Can you elaborate on that? Do you mean he worked Affirmative Action Government jobs?

Anonymous Emperor of Icecream February 24, 2016 10:45 AM  

"I don't think so. What Trump needs is for White people to show up in November. They have stayed home in the last few elections because the choices have been shit or shit."

White people love token diversity.

Blogger The Other Robot February 24, 2016 10:48 AM  

Milo to appear at a Meetup in San Francisco in March.

Anonymous BGKB February 24, 2016 10:48 AM  

Poor Matt Walsh is shitting himself. Did he ever do a post as hard on Bath House Barry?

last night someone pointed out that Rafael Cruz claims he was a revolutionary who fought for Castro to depose Batista

If you ever hear a black guy saying he was a 911 fire chief remember that NYC didn't lower its standards until blacks sued because no blacks could pass the written test years after.

what kind of New Math are you using in which <5% ¡¡Jeb!! support gets Marco to "parity" with Trump?

A brokered convention means Jeb gets all of the delegates, they will borrow Clintons coin from Iowa

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OpenID sigbouncer February 24, 2016 10:51 AM  

"It looks like Cruz is effectively done. He's a Christian who can't win evangelicals and a Cuban Spanish-speaker who can't win Hispanics"

Cruz doesn't have the machismo to win the Hispanic vote.

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

Blogger Ingot9455 February 24, 2016 10:52 AM  

Glenn Beck did say an interesting thing yesterday.

He was talking about how all the candidates have become better and better as time goes on, or dropped out. They are all learning furiously. Paraphrasing,

"What Trump has learned is the bigger the bully he takes a swing at, the more support he gets. Because the people are angry. Incredibly, unimaginably angry."

(Okay, Marco isn't learning, he's just getting GOPe establishment flow and riding on his pretty face.)

Anonymous BGKB February 24, 2016 10:54 AM  

"Milo to appear at a Meetup in San Francisco in March." Milo tour dates http://yiannopoulos.net/tour/
If you go to one bring a change of cloths, wear cloths you don't mind throwing away if you get blood on them, if you don't have self defense insurance make arraignments for a $5k bail bond in case you beat someone up, think twice about bringing a redhead to a milo event.

Blogger Gaiseric February 24, 2016 10:55 AM  

@128: Yeah, Glenn Beck isn't an idiot. He's just wrong.

And kinda needy and feminine and neurotic.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr February 24, 2016 10:56 AM  

As I've said previously, Trump isn't a conservative...he's a Democrat circa 1960.

But as David Horowitz pointed out, there wasn't a lot of difference between JFK and Ronald Reagan. And I don't think Trump will disappoint.

One thing I'd like to point out is that Trump, like Reagan, is running a fundamentally optimistic campaign. It's, "We may have problems, but we're going to fix them and make America great again." As opposed to the misery-mongering of almost all his opponents on both sides of the aisle.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 10:57 AM  

I am not a subscriber to Mormon Glenn Beck. I don't know much at all about him or his political ideals. Anything I do know is second hand based on what others say about him. I don't listen to right wing talk radio, and don't watch left wing TV news. My ideas are my own. Period.

Trying to smear me by association won't work. Dispute my ideas, or shut the fuck up. Go be your little beta suck up somewhere else.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 10:59 AM  

I agree. Cruz is done. But I still want him to stay in the race a while longer.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 11:04 AM  

I don't support right wing homosexuals like Milo for the same reason I don't support female men's rights advocates. It is time for real men to stand up and demand respect as men, and for white people to stop apologizing for being white. It is time for white women to start fulfilling their God-given purpose of propogating the white race instead of trying to compete with men.

Promoting people like Milo and women MRA's is a crutch. Real men stand up and fight their own battles.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 11:04 AM  

I don't support right wing homosexuals like Milo for the same reason I don't support female men's rights advocates. It is time for real men to stand up and demand respect as men, and for white people to stop apologizing for being white. It is time for white women to start fulfilling their God-given purpose of propogating the white race instead of trying to compete with men.

Promoting people like Milo and women MRA's is a crutch. Real men stand up and fight their own battles.

Blogger The Other Robot February 24, 2016 11:11 AM  

Some nonentity in Texas thinks the early votes favor Cruz.

Isn't Dan Patrick the Cruz Bustamante of Texas?

Blogger Gaiseric February 24, 2016 11:12 AM  

Scott6584 wrote:I am not a subscriber to Mormon Glenn Beck. I don't know much at all about him or his political ideals. Anything I do know is second hand based on what others say about him. I don't listen to right wing talk radio, and don't watch left wing TV news. My ideas are my own. Period.

Trying to smear me by association won't work. Dispute my ideas, or shut the fuck up. Go be your little beta suck up somewhere else.

OK, fine. By pure coincidence, you and "Mormon" Glenn Beck (but you don't try to smear anyone by association, right?) just happen to have exactly the same ideas and say exactly the same things. But since you want credit for having come up with those incredibly stupid ideas all on your own... well, you're welcome to it if you want it.

Blogger James Dixon February 24, 2016 11:14 AM  

> No. We do not need any more affirmative action bitches!

Notice I didn't say I wanted her. Merely that I thought Trump might choose her.

Blogger Eric February 24, 2016 11:15 AM  

Trump Smash.

Blogger haus frau February 24, 2016 11:22 AM  

I have a left wing acquaintance who posted this huffpo open letter because she thought it was a well written article that might convince Trump supporters not to vote for Trump. Scan it over. Racist/sexist/nazi/bigot is the core of their anti-Trump argument because they can't address the real immigration problems driving Trump's popularity and they are completely baffled why it isn't working. Another poster wrote out a long entirely unoriginal screed drawing out the Hitler Trump parallels. to which I basically explained it takes a Weimar Republic to bring about a Hitler;
"drawing the Hitler analogies never stop to recall the circumstances in the Weimar republic that pushed the German people into supporting hitler. Keep pushing globalist marxist policies while tamping down on the moderate nationalists and you will get extreme nationalism out of straight up frustration from the people.
Quite honestly, as far as I'm concerned at this point if a leftist hasn't invoked hitler in a conversation then you are clearly keeping the subject to small chat...like the weather and loving animals."
And what does this little butt squirt say in response?
"Just for the heck of it, I Googled the prase, "And yet the people drawing the Hitler analogies never stop to recall the circumstances in the Weimar republic that pushed the German people into supporting hitler. Keep pushing globalist marxist policies while tamping down on the moderate nationalists and you will get extreme nationalism out of straight up frustration from the people." Interesting results. Some pretty heavy duty Aryans."
There you have it. I'm a Nazis drawing Weimar parallels while he is a good little marxist for drawing Hitler parallels. This man fears Nazis hiding under his bed but discounts what modern Nazis say will bring them to power. Bring on the Destructor.

Anonymous 11B February 24, 2016 11:33 AM  

So don't tell me I don't understand what's going on. This is a Jacksonian uprising that is straight from my personal family heritage as a Scots-Irish and Anglo-American. But Trump is not even close to a path back. He's a charlatan, pure and simple.

Go ahead and wait for your perfect white knight. Meanwhile new third world voters are legally coming in at a rate of 1 million per year.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 11:37 AM  

I get the importance of the immigration issue. But building a wall, and stopping Muslims from coming in doesn't solve the problem. The two biggest immigration issues are displacing American workers, and providing social welfare benefits to immigrants. Eliminating H-1B visas and banning social benefits for all immigrants until after they are naturalized is something that needs to be done. Secondly, for illegal aliens who cannot price legal status, access to health care, educational benefits for their children, including K-12 education, elimination of dual languages on public forms, and the outlawing of providing public ID documents like drivers license nerd to be put into effect. Until you take away the incentive to game the system, Illegals will continue to come, even with a wall.

Vox is correct about the posterity issue. One of the reasons the West hasn't won a war since 1945 is we have forgotten the importance of posterity. You don't win wars unless you credibly threaten the posterity of your enemies. That means killing women (the breeding stock) and children (the next generation.) WWI wasn't won. That conflict, which was largely between warriors in the trenches, and didn't threaten the general population, was justhe postponed. It was only when the West was willing to target the mass population by massive bombing of cities that the enemy finally buckled and submitted. Similarlt, America won the war against Native Indian tribes by being willing to threaten, and in some cases actually carry out mass genicide.

Up until Hitler, genocide was a legitimate war strategy. It was only after Hitler that the West lost its appetite to do what is necessary to win, with the inevitable stalemates and losses over the past 70 years.

Now comes the Muslim enemy with no compunction against our mass extermination and we don't know how to respond. But we will relearn the lessons of history, or suffer the fate that Vox Day's forebears suffered.

Don't tell me I don't understand the issue. I just think Trump is a liar.

Blogger VD February 24, 2016 11:38 AM  

So don't tell me I don't understand what's going on. This is a Jacksonian uprising that is straight from my personal family heritage as a Scots-Irish and Anglo-American. But Trump is not even close to a path back. He's a charlatan, pure and simple. I am not angry. I understand why he's getting the votes. But he is destined to be a huge disappointment. He made his fortune suckling on the public teat. He's not going to repudiate that. He's just not.

You tell me not to tell you that you don't understand, and then you demonstrate that you don't understand.

Perhaps Trump won't change anything and will disappoint the nationalists who brought him to power. Then they will turn to someone else, someone far more extreme.

Anonymous Bobby Farr February 24, 2016 11:49 AM  

@18 Were you previously advising Jeb?

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 11:50 AM  

The comparison of Trump and Hitler is lazy and stupid. Hitler was a Socialist. By definition, fascism is just a different type of left wing ideology. Left wingers won't admit that.

Trump is a crony capitalist. He doesn't have hardly anything in common with Hitler other than a big ego. Barry Sotero is much closer to Hitler than Trump is.

Comparing ANY right of center politician to Hitler is jest left wing self delusion and an attempt to smear the opposition. By association because they are too lazy to address the ideas.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 11:54 AM  

My argument is not against the nationalists supporting Trump. It is against Trump himself. I think he's a liar and a con man. I don't believe him.

I am all for nationalism. I just think you are being duped.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 11:55 AM  

And I fully expect someone more extreme to come along later. I think that will be the natural effect when Trump back stabs the people who elect him.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 11:56 AM  

And I fully expect someone more extreme to come along later. I think that will be the natural effect when Trump back stabs the people who elect him.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 11:56 AM  

My argument is not against the nationalists supporting Trump. It is against Trump himself. I think he's a liar and a con man. I don't believe him.

I am all for nationalism. I just think you are being duped.

Anonymous WinstonWebb February 24, 2016 12:14 PM  

Scott6584February 24, 2016 11:56 AM
My argument is not against the nationalists supporting Trump. It is against Trump himself. I think he's a liar and a con man. I don't believe him.

I am all for nationalism. I just think you are being duped.


A laughable diagnosis from someone that refers to Rick Perry as a "true conservative". While this makes you an expert on being duped, I don't think it's the type of expertise you want to display openly.

Blogger RobertT February 24, 2016 12:16 PM  

Scott Adams thinks Marc Cuban. (& by the way Scott's a trained hypnotist and has been studying persuasion for years. Just so you know.)

Anonymous BGKB February 24, 2016 12:46 PM  

Promoting people like Milo and women MRA's is a crutch. Real men stand up and fight their own battles.

Colleges keep canceling Milo, what chance does a real man have of being no plat formed? He at least has the shield of being a gay mudshark.

My argument is not against the nationalists supporting Trump

Trump is leading a parade of angry armed men that keeps growing. He would have more to fear than a pillow over his head if he betrayed them

Blogger VD February 24, 2016 12:48 PM  

My argument is not against the nationalists supporting Trump. It is against Trump himself. I think he's a liar and a con man. I don't believe him. I am all for nationalism. I just think you are being duped.

What part of small chance vs no chance are you having trouble grasping?

Blogger Were-Puppy February 24, 2016 12:56 PM  

@1 Josh
I'm gonna need more bourbon
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There might be some value in a podcast or youtuber who gets drunk while blasting Trump :P

Anonymous Takin' a Look February 24, 2016 1:05 PM  

Trump is leading a parade of angry armed men that keeps growing. He would have more to fear than a pillow over his head if he betrayed them

Aaaaaaaaand Big Gay Steve has the thread-winner of the day.

Blogger Were-Puppy February 24, 2016 1:10 PM  

@13 Steve
Please keep this Trump train a-rolling until Euro-shitlibs are triggered into their pointy little heads asploding like in Scanners.
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Good Times :P

I've seen some new commercial recently where peoples heads are exploding, but it's more of just the top pops off with a cloud of smoke and they are standing there with a kind of eggshell head left over.

It's nowhere near as epic as the Scanners but it's all i've seen even close in recent memory.

Blogger Were-Puppy February 24, 2016 1:24 PM  

@14 SciVo

I have no idea why Kasich is still in.

Well, it's what I would do if the alternative was going to Ohio.
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My favorite Fruit Ninja Moment:

The Prince of Light and Hope

So I guess he is the artiste formally known as the Son of a Mailman.

And I was eagerly awaiting the dope issue to come up, but I guess they kept that one in their back pocket for later.

Fired from Reagan campaign for selling dope

Fruit Ninjas new theme song?

Blogger Were-Puppy February 24, 2016 1:28 PM  

@26 Josh
What percentage of Trump voters have heard of any of those?
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Give us a ceiling, those are fun

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 1:34 PM  

I am not smearing Bexk. He self identifies as a Mkrmin, so calling him Mormon is not a smear. It is simply the truth.

You tried to associate me with Beck, when I have never claimed any relationship and don't even know what the man espouses.

Here is something you CAN associate me with. I gave up on the USA a decade ago. I am now simply waiting for the inevitable breaking apart of the USA into differing regional bations.

Trump is not going to save the USA. He is part of the priblem, not the solution. I am not waiting for a white Knight to save America. I am waiting for it to end.

So go ahead and waste your hopes on Trump. It doesn't affect my outlook at all. When I ask questions like what comes next, it is because I don't think you've thought far enough ahead. Go ahead. Burn it all down. Then what? I already have an answer. Do you?

Blogger Were-Puppy February 24, 2016 1:37 PM  

@52 Josh
If Trump wins and builds the wall, Nate and I win.

If Trumps wins and doesn't build the wall, Nate and I get to mock all the Trump supporters, so we win.
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You're gonna need more than bourbon

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 1:41 PM  

I am already at no chance. Grasping for the charlatan Trump just proves to me that I am ahead of others. I gave up on the USA in 2006.

It doesn't affect my outlook if Trump becomes President. I fully expect him to stick the knife in your back. It doesn't give me any pleasure to say it. And I won't gloat when it happebs.

It is just sad to see a bunch of supposedly clear headed red pill guys chasing after Trump with a severe case of oneitis.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 1:42 PM  

I am already at no chance. Grasping for the charlatan Trump just proves to me that I am ahead of others. I gave up on the USA in 2006.

It doesn't affect my outlook if Trump becomes President. I fully expect him to stick the knife in your back. It doesn't give me any pleasure to say it. And I won't gloat when it happebs.

It is just sad to see a bunch of supposedly clear headed red pill guys chasing after Trump with a severe case of oneitis.

Blogger Scott6584 February 24, 2016 1:42 PM  

I am not smearing Bexk. He self identifies as a Mkrmin, so calling him Mormon is not a smear. It is simply the truth.

You tried to associate me with Beck, when I have never claimed any relationship and don't even know what the man espouses.

Here is something you CAN associate me with. I gave up on the USA a decade ago. I am now simply waiting for the inevitable breaking apart of the USA into differing regional bations.

Trump is not going to save the USA. He is part of the priblem, not the solution. I am not waiting for a white Knight to save America. I am waiting for it to end.

So go ahead and waste your hopes on Trump. It doesn't affect my outlook at all. When I ask questions like what comes next, it is because I don't think you've thought far enough ahead. Go ahead. Burn it all down. Then what? I already have an answer. Do you?

Blogger Sam Lively February 24, 2016 2:01 PM  

RobertT wrote:Scott Adams thinks Marc Cuban. (& by the way Scott's a trained hypnotist and has been studying persuasion for years. Just so you know.)

Scott wants Cuban because Scott's secular and agnostic on the big conservative issues - Cuban gives him ballast.

But Trump already has Scott and a lot of the free-thinking middle (like Cuban) on lockdown. Doubling down on his appeal to those guys doesn't make any sense.

He's got to consolidate either his right flank (the Cruz/Carson 10% of the national electorate) or cover his establishment rear to ward off backstabbing at a brokered convention and open up the party organs to help him in the general.

As a Christian conservative, I'm biased towards the former. Trump's media dominance coupled with the grass roots conservative machine would be a powerful combo and I think a good portion of the establishment would come around under their favorite lesser of two evils.

Hard to think of a good conservative champion with the name recognition to energize the base though.

I think Franklin Graham actually makes a lot of sense, but Trump has said he wants to go with someone with political experience to balance the ticket.

I like Jan Brewer quite a bit from Arizona. Spunky, already tested by media firestorm and good conservative bonafides on the social issues. She's older, so you don't have a Trump successor on the ticket, but she's quite good.

Anonymous Joe Blowe February 24, 2016 2:32 PM  

ZhukovG wrote:If Trump values his continued health, he will choose a VP that is more distasteful to the establishment than he is. Maybe Buchanan. But definitely not another LBJ.

Ted Nugent.

Blogger praetorian February 24, 2016 2:45 PM  

What would a Master Troll do?

One guess is he would pick a not overly attractive woman with business experience who shored up another demographic beyond the female conservative voters.

Hello, Grace

Blogger SciVo February 24, 2016 3:07 PM  

White Knight Leo #0368 wrote:@83However, there are many who are angry at the perceived notion that Hispanics are not welcome in America. Which group is larger is the issue at hand, not the fact that they aren't a united bloc.

Well Leo, foreigners are no longer welcome in America, because we already have too damn many of them. I wouldn't be at all surprised if some assholes take it personally and get all butthurt that we don't want more of their co-ethnics. I also wouldn't care.

Blogger collisioncat67 February 24, 2016 3:27 PM  

This just in from cuckservative establishment media:

Aside from being a closet leftist, a narcissistic bully, a spoiled rich kid, and a nazi, Trump is an immature brat.

An unconfirmed source has reported seeing Trump cruising city parks in a chauffeured black SUV, jumping out from the back and kicking the walkers out from under old ladies.

The rumor is not substantiated yet but cuckmedia swears its true.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 24, 2016 3:55 PM  

collisioncat67 wrote:This just in from cuckservative establishment media:
Presidential candidate Donald Trump was reported to have stolen Glen Beck's lunch money, and shoved his head in a toilet during the 2nd/3rd period break today. Witnesses said the altercation when Beck referred to Trump as a "douchebag", not knowing the NY businessman was within earshot. Trump is said to have responded "Douchebag? You wanna see douchbag, you crying little faggot?" and dragged Beck into the boy's bathroom.
Beck left the scene in tears, saying he would get soccer team Captain Teddy Cruz to fight Trump on his behalf. "He thinks he so big and smart, just because he's got money, we'll show him, won't we Ted? Right Ted? Right?" he said through the flood of tears and toilet water.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 24, 2016 4:03 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:Presidential candidate Donald Trump was reported to have stolen Glen Beck's lunch money, and shoved his head in a toilet during the 2nd/3rd period break
Our female correspondents relay that Beck's girlfriend Tania was seen whispering in Trump's ear after Spanish class.

Anonymous DavidKathome February 24, 2016 4:35 PM  

@69 the biggest mistake Reagan made was making GHW Bush his VP

Lew Rand already alluded to this later, but Reagan wasn't given a choice on the matter. Word is Walter Cronkite and one other man who was also CFR approached Reagan and gave him a choice. Pick Bush as his VP running mate and the media would be neutral. Pick anyone else and the media will lie and tarnish him as much as possible.

Reagan couldn't pull off what Trump has done, because the media had a much better reputation than it does now.

Blogger Were-Puppy February 24, 2016 5:52 PM  

Would be even better if Trump had hung Blubberin' Beck up by his mom jeans on a coat hook in the bathroom

Anonymous Malwyn's apprentice February 24, 2016 7:24 PM  

@22 SciVo
Trump is the candidate that people vote for "because FUCK YOU," an actual quote from an Iowa caucus ballot (as a commenter reported here).

Not sure what Trump's campaign song is, but I really think he should talk to Dee Snyder ...

We're not gonna take it
No we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

Blogger VD February 24, 2016 8:42 PM  

Let me make this clear for some of you: you are not the topic. I don't care what you think or about your personal experience that led you to whatever epiphanies you wish to share. No one here cares what you think or is seeking your approval. No one here believes you have a superior grasp on the true story behind current events.

If you have something to say about Trump or one of the other candidates, that's fine. You are free to express your opinion. But please disabuse yourself of the notion that using politics as an excuse to talk about yourself is fooling anyone.

Blogger Thucydides February 24, 2016 10:23 PM  

Reading "Team of Rivals" again. A Trump administration should consider taking unpeople like Rubio, Cruz and Carson in Cabinet positions simply on the premise that you keep your enemies closer.

Lincoln's success in assembling his cabinet was he realized that the same sorts of driven personalities needed to mount a serious presidential campaign can also be harnessed for other purposes, if done properly.

Blogger SciVo February 24, 2016 10:57 PM  

Scott6584,

Don't tell me I don't understand the issue. I just think Trump is a liar.

We'll find out next year. You should just lead with that, so we don't waste time arguing around your point.

Blogger SciVo February 25, 2016 12:05 AM  

Emperor of Icecream wrote:Scott Adams wants Cuban because he thinks Cuban will be a check on Trump going too far off the reservation.

Whereas I think going too far off the reservation is the point of electing Trump. Since picking someone too scary would hurt the Trump's chances in the general election, the best bet is probably a non-entity who checks diversity boxes. Susana Martinez from New Mexico, Carson, people like that.


No, Trump is appealing on a different axis. Breaking all the rules. So he needs to do more of the same for the general.

You got it right at first and then went completely off the rails. Scott Adams is kind of right -- although I believe for the wrong reasons -- in that Trump's VP pick should reinforce the "common sense" (Jacksonian) ethos.

But I don't need to tell Trump to stick with what works. That's his instinct. I can make this prediction with great confidence: he will never in a million years go with a milquetoast diversity pick.

Blogger SciVo February 25, 2016 12:21 AM  

Thucydides wrote:Reading "Team of Rivals" again. A Trump administration should consider taking unpeople like Rubio, Cruz and Carson in Cabinet positions simply on the premise that you keep your enemies closer.

Lincoln's success in assembling his cabinet was he realized that the same sorts of driven personalities needed to mount a serious presidential campaign can also be harnessed for other purposes, if done properly.


You would have to have some fundamental points of agreement first, and everyone else is living in a fantasy land where America can absorb infinite numbers of foreigners from alien low-trust cultures as long as they're legal, and everything will be hunky-dory. No destruction of centuries of social capital. No devastation of the economic (and genetic) futures of the people who were already here.

This is not Civil War II (yet) and Trump is not Lincoln (thank God).

Anonymous Mr. Rational February 25, 2016 2:11 AM  

@121 Then it's time to be ready to leak the personal details of the "investigators" (persecutors).  If they're not saboteurs, they're traitors.

People inside the police have to have names, addresses, photos, everything.  It is time to let them know that they are either of, by and for the Germans or they will personally feel the pain.

Blogger Joshua Sinistar February 25, 2016 7:53 AM  

Let me splain all about politics for the confused that are wasting their time counting delegates and votes. Its all about moola. Money changes everything. Politicking is a cash and carry business. If you don't have the cash, you won't carry the caucuses.
Trump has blown up the donor class. He's one of them. H. Ross Perot had the cash, but he wasn't a big player like Trump. Trump swam with the sharks in NYC and bathed in the piranha pool of "Reality TV". They got nothing to roll him with. Anyone who can outdo Vince McMahon for over the top Wrasslin in Vinnie Mac's backyard at the WWE has been around the Whole World of Media.
They'll still screw him out of it though. I have faith in the STUPID of the Stupid Party. Any blowholes that will bring in the voters to lose them elections for a hamburger today is just not tall enough for this ride. Any way you see it, Lincoln's Party is about to join him in the boneyard. The Elephant Graveyard awaits all these poofters in Willie Buckwheat's New Zoo Review and their Trotsky Soviet Outcasts.

Blogger Sevron February 25, 2016 4:38 PM  

Agreed that GOPe will pull out all stops to pull the most faggoty, limp-wristed, chinless fucking move possible to cheat Trump out of the nomination. No way tha doesn't happen. It won't matter if he carries a majority in every state from now on, they will do something.

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