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Monday, April 11, 2016

A voterless victory

Ted Cruz wins what is, at best, a Pyrrhic victory in Colorado:
It was last August when officials with the Republican Party in Colorado decided they would not let voters take part in the early nomination process.

The Denver Post reported Aug. 25: “The GOP executive committee has voted to cancel the traditional presidential preference poll after the national party changed its rules to require a state’s delegates to support the candidate that wins the caucus vote.”

The Cortez Journal reported: “Cruz had 17 bound delegates ahead of the Republican state convention. Another four delegates are unpledged but publicly expressed support for the candidate, who hopes to curb momentum seen by front-runner Donald Trump.

“Cruz declared victory in Colorado, pointing out that he won all 21 delegates from the state’s seven congressional assemblies. Another 13 delegates were awarded at the state convention on Saturday. An additional three delegates in Colorado’s 37-member national delegation are unpledged party leaders.”
Remember, this is the same Republican party who said we had to invade Iraq to bring democracy there and waxed ecstatic over purple fingers. Now they're running with the "it's a representative republic, not a democracy" line. And if you still believe that they care about anything but maintaining their own power, you're a fool.

Of course, given that he is ineligible for the presidency anyhow, Cruz probably doesn't care that he is now regarded as an illegitimate candidate for the nomination.

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Blogger Lazarus April 11, 2016 2:11 PM  

Just think of all the time, money, and wasted energy that would be saved if all the States did that.

Blogger SS April 11, 2016 2:21 PM  

They'd just change to bribing the politicians of each state for the primary before having to shift to promising free handouts to the citizens in the general. Rather than only promising the handouts for a year and a half straight.

Blogger Anchorman April 11, 2016 2:22 PM  

Disgusting.

Anonymous Curlytop April 11, 2016 2:23 PM  

Oh but, but, but Cruz is Constitutionalist Christian, Vox! It's totally OK then.

The only real difference this year is the dumb sheeple didn't play along in massive numbers as they did w previous Republican stooges.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 April 11, 2016 2:25 PM  

OT:

The sale of pitchforks and torches has sky-rocked.

Anonymous Gen. Kong April 11, 2016 2:25 PM  

Even more time, money and energy would be saved if Llord Bankfein just appointed Hussein's designated successor. It would be much more honest too. But, the game has been about making things appear to be as they are not for a very long time …

It will be interesting to see if the overlords have more entertainment planned for this year or if the show is coming to an end. Have to give them credit for an unusually entertaining one this time around. P.T. Barnum could do no better.

Anonymous TLM April 11, 2016 2:29 PM  

This should be a tipping point for those GOP voters that aren't rabid mindless anti-Trumpers, but dislike him for his supposed lack of social grace, etc. This was blatant fraud with arrogant bragging afterwards. If Trump doesn't gain supporters from this I'll be surprised. We citizens tolerate a lot of sh*t that goes on beneath the surface, but this was a giant public FU to your face from the GOPe.

Blogger Timmy3 April 11, 2016 2:30 PM  

Trump's kids can't even vote for Dad at the New York primary. Why? Because they didn't know the rules say registering must be done by March. Ivana and Eric are not enrolled in any party, but I think they are registered Democrats. They should vote for Bernie.

Blogger CarpeOro April 11, 2016 2:31 PM  

Let's just dispense with all that voting unpleasantness, shall we? After all, the peons will fall in line eventually and do as they are told or we shall turn their fates over to the other wing of the party (aka Democants) where they are sure to not just suffer, but be openly despised. With the GOPe, at least we will occasionally pretend to not despise them. Makes it much more pleasant for all.

Anonymous Faceless April 11, 2016 2:32 PM  

Given the numerous requests to "leave the party", "get out", and such great terms as "degenerates" bandied about by the True Republicans for anti-Cruzers, I cannot help but oblige them and encourage everyone I know to not vote the "R" brand again.

When people ask politely, I do like to oblige.

I long ago got wise that my lifetime RNC membership was just a fundraising ploy.

Anonymous Goldberg April 11, 2016 2:32 PM  

Let it be known clear as crystal: Trump did NOT kill the Republican party, he merely turned the spotlight on its corpse.

Blogger Michael O'Duibhir April 11, 2016 2:32 PM  

"...it's a representative republic, not a democracy..."

That's what Limbaugh (Mr. NAFTA) said verbatim when he corrected a caller on the show today.

Anonymous Faceless April 11, 2016 2:35 PM  

CarpeOro wrote:Let's just dispense with all that voting unpleasantness, shall we? After all, the peons will fall in line eventually and do as they are told or we shall turn their fates over to the other wing of the party (aka Democants) where they are sure to not just suffer, but be openly despised. With the GOPe, at least we will occasionally pretend to not despise them. Makes it much more pleasant for all.

I read "Degenerates leave" and "you're all low-income, low-information voters" and "you're life's losers" all today on Twitter from proud Cruz people low and high. They don't pretend anymore.

Assuming a nominal 40% are roped into the "center right" (they do love that term...) and conservative voting blocks...

And that 35% of those are Trump voters (the one who asked the degenerates to leave said 37% today, but let's go with 35%)...

And polling says 33% of Trump supporters have said - never again, GOP.

That is 4.62% of the electorate pissed down the leg.

Mitt Romney did not win by 5%.

Anonymous Attica Stowe April 11, 2016 2:36 PM  

Parties are not Govt institutions. Teump is a perfect example of the kind of candidate a party creates rules for protecting it from. Sometimes members of private organizations, like the GOP, are idiots and you need to create rules to protect your organization from them. I've heard the same espoused around these parts.

Also, it's not the same party that invaded Iraq.

Anonymous SugarPi April 11, 2016 2:37 PM  

I am near hysteria, as I hear the "rules" apologists defend this state Republican action. No matter how you try to put lipstick on this porker, an election was cancelled. Hell, why don't we just line up for the gulag now?

Blogger CarpeOro April 11, 2016 2:38 PM  

Curlytop wrote:Oh but, but, but Cruz is Constitutionalist Christian, Vox! It's totally OK then.

The only real difference this year is the dumb sheeple didn't play along in massive numbers as they did w previous Republican stooges.


Hadn't watched Faux News on a Saturday morning in some time, but was a bit under the weather and unable to sleep. I had some slight respect for a few of the commentators there previously, but most were singing the party line of "back a constitutional conservative, Ted Cruz, like my friend Glen Beck does". When they talked about the economy and stock, I remembered why I had given up even on that part of the broadcasts.

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler April 11, 2016 2:38 PM  

The party faithful run the organization in each state. They are, if not all of them, are RINO republicans; they are politically correct. That is the individual party apparatus in each state. In Colorado, as per that Trump guy that burned his papers on YouTube, got exasperated because the local Repuke establishment guys locked out the Trump supporters! I listened to Rush today and he is trying to make excuses for the Cruz victory---"Cruz knew the rules, and Trump didn't".

None of the sorts! It was party hacks controlling the process to give it all to Ted. With Rush telling everybody that Cruz is THE conservative---well, the party machine is going to deliver the delegates to Cruz. There is NOTHING honest with the Repuke party. There is no virtue in this land whatsoever. The Colorado meeting had nothing to do with rules, but how the Party Machine protected itself.

Trump needs to leave the Repuke party and start the American First party! To hell with the Repuke party!

Anonymous Curlytop April 11, 2016 2:40 PM  

And by that metric, they STILL didn't follow the "representative republic" model by wiping Delegates off the list or flat out turning them away if they planned to vote for Trump at the CO Republican Convention.

It's more than ironic that the Republican Party was the one to pull the trigger first & cancel an election since for the past 8 years THEY have said it would be Obama

Anonymous Attica Stowe April 11, 2016 2:41 PM  

"Trump needs to leave the Repuke party and start the American First party! To hell with the Repuke party!"

Thus guaranteeing Demo rule for a generation.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab April 11, 2016 2:45 PM  

So if I give you twenty bucks it's 'winning' twenty bucks? At this point we've become a farce.

Blogger Chiva April 11, 2016 2:45 PM  

Also, it's not the same party that invaded Iraq.

While the faces are different the soul of the party is the same.

Blogger CarpeOro April 11, 2016 2:45 PM  

Faceless wrote:CarpeOro wrote:Let's just dispense with all that voting unpleasantness, shall we? After all, the peons will fall in line eventually and do as they are told or we shall turn their fates over to the other wing of the party (aka Democants) where they are sure to not just suffer, but be openly despised. With the GOPe, at least we will occasionally pretend to not despise them. Makes it much more pleasant for all.

I read "Degenerates leave" and "you're all low-income, low-information voters" and "you're life's losers" all today on Twitter from proud Cruz people low and high. They don't pretend anymore.

Assuming a nominal 40% are roped into the "center right" (they do love that term...) and conservative voting blocks...

And that 35% of those are Trump voters (the one who asked the degenerates to leave said 37% today, but let's go with 35%)...

And polling says 33% of Trump supporters have said - never again, GOP.

That is 4.62% of the electorate pissed down the leg.

Mitt Romney did not win by 5%.


Guess they have disposed with the "kinder, gentler, conservative" and removed the velvet glove? Why bother leaving the party, these days they'll kick you out and say your a fool if you don't still vote for them. Just a little more of this and some of my friends that have been conned by the act for too long will finally take the hint.

Anonymous Faceless April 11, 2016 2:47 PM  

@19

Every GOP talker and consultant: "Don't throw me in that briar patch! Democrats in charge for a generation - please, no!"

Blogger Timmy3 April 11, 2016 2:47 PM  

"Cruz knew the rules, and Trump didn't".

So what's stopping Ivanka and Eric Trump from voting for Donald in New York? They didn't know the rules say registering must be done by March. If Donald's surrogates are this bad, his organization is in major trouble.

Blogger SS April 11, 2016 2:47 PM  

Attica Stowe wrote:
Also, it's not the same party that invaded Iraq.


They have done nothing but pushed people with the same mindset as Bush since he left office. Defend your statement.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 11, 2016 2:47 PM  

"Thus guaranteeing Demo rule for a generation.".

So? Do you imagine that's somehow different than Republican rule? Why would I care which internationalist is destroying my country?

Blogger Sam Lively April 11, 2016 2:48 PM  

@19

Are there viable 3rd party options for both Trump and Bernie?

Say Constitution and Green?

It would be fascinating to turn this into a 4-way race.

Trump vs. Cruz (or Ryan) vs. Clinton vs. Bernie.

Blogger Sonny Boy April 11, 2016 2:48 PM  

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Blogger Nick S April 11, 2016 2:49 PM  

Had Cryin' Don got all the delegates it would have been totally fair and touted as further proof of his great negotiating skillz.

Blogger cavalier973 April 11, 2016 2:49 PM  

Trump is losing because he is, apparently, incompetent (or he doesn't really want to win). His message may be spot on, but it looks like he hasn't done even the barest minimum of work in trying to understand how the process works, and to then work the process. It seems like he is being continually caught by surprise when, were he as skilled as he claims in picking top people to work for him, these stories would be about how Cruz' campaign is being continually outmaneuvered.

It's not inspiring a lot of confidence in how effect Trump would be as President.

Blogger Sonny Boy April 11, 2016 2:52 PM  

A 4 way race will be interesting, but come October September the media will be daily reminding us of the electoral college, which most likely already decided, they just have to get the right candidates on the ballot, which they seem to be doing against the will of the people.

Anonymous Faceless April 11, 2016 2:53 PM  

Nick S wrote:Had Cryin' Don got all the delegates it would have been totally fair and touted as further proof of his great negotiating skillz.

I just question the strategery of a Republican party that decided, after having their man Santorum - at every single opportunity - request that the Ron Paul people just get out of the party and stop voting Republican - to great results with Mittens, they are now having not second fiddle but their standard bearer encourage a larger chunk to GTFO....

Mittens did not win telling 1% of the electorate he did not want their vote. Now, Cruz is telling 4.62% of the electorate he does not want their vote.

A slavering Cruzbot, desirous of a thousand year reign of King Rafael I, should want all the fools voting for him to be betrayed after the election, right? The votes are needed until there are no more votes, right?

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 11, 2016 2:54 PM  

Another mask falls off. Another emperor with no clothes.

Trump's campaign has flipped over yet another flat rock, revealing the squirming things underneath in the harsh sunlight of reality.

It is all very clarifying and edifying. Not to mention entertaining.

Blogger Sonny Boy April 11, 2016 2:54 PM  

A 4 way race will be interesting, but come October September the media will be daily reminding us of the electoral college, which most likely already decided, they just have to get the right candidates on the ballot, which they seem to be doing against the will of the people.

Blogger Sonny Boy April 11, 2016 2:54 PM  

When Trump signed the pledge to support the Republican nominee and not rum as a third party he did so under the condition that he be treated fairly. Well, it's obvious by now that that agreement is null I void. As a voter, whether Trump is on the ticket in Nov. Or not, he will still get my vote even if I have to write him in. #NeverCooze.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling April 11, 2016 2:54 PM  

A particularly weak state GOP, notice how well the Democrats have been doing lately, and the host of anti-gun legislation they got passed with the help of Bloomberg's $$$. That got two of the state senate Democrats recalled, but with all that potential energy to harness, the GOP state party itself only managed to flip another senate seat to get a razor thin majority by one seat, and didn't move the ball at any other state level, state house or state wide elected positions, and of course didn't reverse any of those anti-gun bills.

Anonymous Scintan April 11, 2016 2:55 PM  

Cruz knew the rules, and Trump didn't

That's the kind of line you use when the guy you want does shady things that give him an edge. It's sort of like what happened in Va, where Trump delegate wins are being stolen from him, in the event of a second round of convention voting.

It's slimy, and it's setting up the possibility of an even bigger anti-GOPe response in either 2020 or 2024.

Anonymous Curlytop April 11, 2016 2:55 PM  

That's not possible, Carpo. My FIL swears Faux News is antiBeck/Cruz and "in the tank for Trump."

This is a stark illustration on why the country is toast.
But maybe Cruzbots are right: he ignores Constitutional requirements to run & serve, but Cruz will totally govern by the Constitution.

Anonymous Quartermaster April 11, 2016 2:56 PM  

"it's a representative republic, not a democracy" is not accurate either. It's a constitutional Republic. Such a republic may, or may not, allow representation.

So far, every time the Cruz citizenship has gotten into court, the arguments against Cruz have been shot down.

I have no idea what the Colorado GOP machine thinks it is accomplishing by preventing binding of delegates by vote. The cost of doing it is simply too high.

Yes, the party Apparatchiks on the state level are GOPe to their core.

Blogger Student in Blue April 11, 2016 2:56 PM  

I love all the armchair philosophizing (read: projection) that goes on whenever an event like this happens.

"Hey, if it happened to the other guy you totally would've been okay with it!"

The problem with this is it's always based on how THEY'D feel about it, and never a pattern based on previous actions which is how it should be. Because they're fine with it, obviously everyone else would be fine with it.

Rampant solipsism.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 11, 2016 2:56 PM  

The average American is going to think this is dirty pool, regardless of the rules.

Cruz just raised Trump's affinity numbers. He is a tactician misreading the strategy.

Anonymous Faceless April 11, 2016 2:57 PM  

That Would Be Telling wrote:A particularly weak state GOP, notice how well the Democrats have been doing lately, and the host of anti-gun legislation they got passed with the help of Bloomberg's $$$. That got two of the state senate Democrats recalled, but with all that potential energy to harness, the GOP state party itself only managed to flip another senate seat to get a razor thin majority by one seat, and didn't move the ball at any other state level, state house or state wide elected positions, and of course didn't reverse any of those anti-gun bills.

They'll get to it...

...Right after they:

Repeal Obamacare.
Build the wall they themselves required in legislation in the Bush administration.
Enforce "free but fair" trade.
Get that solid R majority on the Supreme Court.
Stop abortion.
Protect the sanctity of life.
Stand up for the "Judeo-Christian" values of America.
Let us have our lightbulbs back.
Let us have our large flow toilets back.
Balance the budget.



Anonymous Gen. Kong April 11, 2016 2:59 PM  

Curlytop:
It's more than ironic that the Republican Party was the one to pull the trigger first & cancel an election since for the past 8 years THEY have said it would be Obama

How many years has VD been referring to the bi-factional ruling party now? As Goldberg noted above, all Trump has done is to shine a light on the stinking, maggot-encrusted carcass (as if one could not figure it out from the stench alone). So yes, Virginia, there is no opposition in the Zombie-Banana Empire. Since there might be a few lurkers who have memory-spans of gnats (a common after-efect of public edumacayshun), let's look at the supposed "opposition" party's "opposition" to the magic negro and his Neo-Marxist agenda: Is there anything at all they've done to seriously resist or oppose the implementation of the stated agenda?? Not at all. The so-called "opposition" has approved all manner of spending to enrich and strengthen the enemies of the people who voted for it, even approved fast-track treaty authority which will be employed to drive a stake through the last vestiges of the first and second amendments, approved all sorts of rabid SJW blackrobes for lifetime judicial seats, etc., etc., etc. Honestly, if folks are too stupid to comprehend that there's is no "there" there, why are they still bothering to maintain the pretense. MPAI is the only explanation. As long as they can borrow fake money to buy fake crap, they'll continue to fall for Con, Inc. and its minions of mountebankery as epitomized by Limbaugh.

Blogger Sam Lively April 11, 2016 2:59 PM  

And it's not really that Cruz knows the rules - Ron Paul knew the rules and it didn't get him anywhere meaningful.

Cruz is enjoying the temporary allegiance of #NeverTrump insiders who could generally care less about him.

Anonymous Faceless April 11, 2016 3:05 PM  

Sam Lively wrote:And it's not really that Cruz knows the rules - Ron Paul knew the rules and it didn't get him anywhere meaningful.

Cruz is enjoying the temporary allegiance of #NeverTrump insiders who could generally care less about him.



That's true. Remember how they treated the Minnesota delegation. How many states also said that, even though the Ron Paul people stood as delegates according to the rules, his name would not be allowed at the state convention, and a winner delegation for McCain or Romney would be hand selected by the chairman instead?

Bill Kristol sure was quick to publish on The Weekly Standard and to go out beaming on Fox News about the "racist" Ron Paul supporters when they kicked Minnesota out of the convention, had the Puerto Rican delegate do it, and then Old Bill gave the media the line - Ron Paul supporters oppose allowing brown people at the podium.

I remember quitting Facebook then and there as I saw all the "solid Republicans" I knew stand up and say - this, this is the last thing, I must get some moral posturing in over this one. It was my last attempt at speaking to them - you know this video cuts out the part where the Great State of Minnesota and it's slightly lambda group of registered citizens were just disenfranchised, and they put the minority out there to make this a media spectacle?

Then as now, they are happier to own their dung hill than to win.

Anonymous Mike April 11, 2016 3:08 PM  

Remember, this is the same Republican party who said we had to invade Iraq to bring democracy there and waxed ecstatic over purple fingers. Now they're running with the "it's a representative republic, not a democracy" line.

Wow. Powerful point.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab April 11, 2016 3:08 PM  

So the GOPe has decided it just doesn't need the voters? We are in the post-republic phase. Welcome to dictatorship. What's next after that warlords? What's a good book on the subject of civilizational decline?

When can we get back to divine right kings? At least with that we don't have to hold any expensive elections.

Blogger LES April 11, 2016 3:10 PM  

A caller to Rush was at the convention in Colorado. She said delegates refused to announce who they would vote for.

Yes, we are supposedly a representative republic. Don't the people get to choose their representatives?

Blogger pyrrhus April 11, 2016 3:10 PM  

What a joke...

Anonymous Gen. Kong April 11, 2016 3:13 PM  

BTW, all those thinking Cruzman-Sachs' citizenship could turn out to be a problem are forgetting something. If Bathhouse Barry-O's nativity story passes blackrobe visions of penumbras and emanations with no resistance whatsoever from the Pedobears (the official 'opposition' party), Ted & Heidi's status should present no difficulties. This isn't 1855 after all. Folks seem to have forgotten the Goldman rule: Those who have the gold decide the rules.

Anonymous BGKB April 11, 2016 3:14 PM  

The sale of pitchforks and torches has sky-rocked.

That's because weed is legal there.

Let it be known clear as crystal: Trump did NOT kill the Republican party, he merely turned the spotlight on its corpse.

Its a (((Vampyr))) that burns in sunlight.

"Cruz knew the rules, and Trump didn't".

Women and most gay men don't understand politics is surrogate for violence, where if you impose rules to onerous they will be violently disobeyed. They believe if a rule is passed that lets men pee in the sinks of women's bathrooms & forces bakers to make gay cakes that the right will just accept it because a tranny judge said so.

It's not inspiring a lot of confidence in how effect Trump would be as President.

He is exposing how dirty the system is. I don't think he initially wanted to be president but merely show how corrupt the system is, but now he has the power to change it.

Let us have our lightbulbs back.Let us have our large flow toilets back.

They will have to take my high flow oxegenics showerhead from my cold dead hands.

Blogger Legion of Logic April 11, 2016 3:16 PM  

Why is it Cruz's fault that Trump was too stupid to follow the rules that have been in place for eight months to win delegates? The only target in thus case should be the Colorado Republicans who set up the system.

Also, declaring Cruz ineligible is an invalid argument until a court declares otherwise. Plenty of other opinions contradict yours.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 11, 2016 3:17 PM  

Cruz just raised Trump's affinity numbers. He is a tactician misreading the strategy.

@41 VFM #6306
Not to mention the morale. The full backing Cruz has already gotten from the GOPe cucks should have already made it obvious he is not to be trusted, but it wasn't enough for a lot of people. Colorado has made it clearer than anything else that he's an underhanded snake. This is the point where he lost the moral high ground, despite all the Cruzbots bleating about Trump's little infraction against St. Heidi Cruz.

And it's not really that Cruz knows the rules - Ron Paul knew the rules and it didn't get him anywhere meaningful.

@44 Sam Lively
Ron Paul was a bit different. He knew the rules, but didn't have either GOPe backing or popular support.

Cruz knows the rules and does have GOPe backing, but not as much popular support as Trump.

Anonymous Jill April 11, 2016 3:18 PM  

Lawdy, where is my fainting couch? How did we not see this coming nine months ago? The demon child of the GOP has been born.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 11, 2016 3:20 PM  

Why is it Cruz's fault that Trump was too stupid to follow the rules that have been in place for eight months to win delegates? The only target in thus case should be the Colorado Republicans who set up the system.

@52 Legion of Logic
If I had to speculate, it's because Trump did know about it for months, but there was absolutely nothing he could do about it because the Colorado GOPe would have been covered by the national GOPe if he did try attacking them. It was only with the actual fait accompli and the consequent stink that he could raise a ruckus.

Blogger Timmy3 April 11, 2016 3:21 PM  

A President Trump negotiating trade deals and foreign policy is looking like a Pyrrhic victory. If he can't win a few delegates via the political process that everyone knows about, he will likely run the government as incompetently as his campaign organization.

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/04/11/trump-i-was-cheated-in-colorado-by-failing-to-follow-rules-that-were-clear-to-everyone-months-ago/

"The funniest part of this is when he says the rules in Colorado were changed to help “a guy like Cruz.” In reality the rules were changed to block guys like Cruz."

Blogger James Dixon April 11, 2016 3:23 PM  

> Also, it's not the same party that invaded Iraq.

Then why was their preferred candidate Jeb Bush?

> Thus guaranteeing Demo rule for a generation.

What makes you think we're not going to get that anyway?

> So far, every time the Cruz citizenship has gotten into court, the arguments against Cruz have been shot down.

So were the ones against Obama.

Anonymous Samson April 11, 2016 3:24 PM  

O/T:

Thought you might enjoy the antics of my hometown's leading newspaper. In sum: they printed an article outlining some (ahem) problematic refugee behaviour, and then retracted it, calling their own article "problematic":

http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1355424-school-bullying-story-needed-more-work

Bullying is a sensitive subject. So is the integration of newcomers, particularly those who have faced challenges, even trauma, on their way here.

...

Readers also rightly pointed out that the headline ‘Parents worried over school kids’ brutality’ was unfortunate. Using the word brutality to describe children, particularly of an identifiable cultural group, is problematic.

Blogger Sean April 11, 2016 3:27 PM  

Here is my question. If Trump can't outsmart the feckless GOP, what makes anyone think he will be able to get his agenda through against both the GOP and the Democrat machines? He won't be able to win against the likes of Putin with Twitter rants.

Let's face it, Trump is the one getting cucked here by Cruz and to me at least it shows that Trump is not ready for prime time.

Blogger Lew Rand April 11, 2016 3:28 PM  

I may be mistaken, but all previous challenges to Cruz's eligibility were thrown out due to technical reasons (such as too late, or lack of standing).

Pretty sure New Jersey will be the first to rule on the debates (as a plantiff is registered to be on the ballot and was done at the proper time).

Blogger Sean April 11, 2016 3:29 PM  

I think the time is coming where a President can get elected off of Twitter rants and a guest appearance on "Ouch My Balls", but we aren't quite there yet.

Blogger Lew Rand April 11, 2016 3:30 PM  

@59: Or he is playing it the only way he can. You can't win a 100% con job short of breaking the law (you suggest he should go offer bigger bribes to the CO GOP?)

The only 'win' he can have here is to point how un-American the whole process in CO feels.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 11, 2016 3:30 PM  

Thus guaranteeing Demo rule for a generation.

@19 Attica Stowe
You do realize that the current GOPe policy on immigration will guarantee permanent Dem rule regardless of whether or not they're in power, don't you?

A President Trump negotiating trade deals and foreign policy is looking like a Pyrrhic victory.

@56 Timmy3
Our current situation with trade is so bad that any trade war would be an improvement. If anyone threatens a trade war, Trump wouldn't have to do anything but act like Br'er Rabbit begging not to be thrown in the briar patch.

Anonymous Samson April 11, 2016 3:30 PM  

I've learned what the word "problematic" means...

Also off-topic, but I was away from home when the "Baldur's Gate" catastrophe unfolded and I couldn't comment on it, although I wanted to.

In short: The Baldur's Gate controversy has *finally* made me a believer in Gamergate. I *finally* understand why it's important.

Hitherto, I have mostly regarded the emphasis on video games here, and elsewhere, to be immature and silly. In fact, I have not played video games since I was in high school - the last series I really played being the BG series, which I loved and have very fond memories of.

Part of what made Baldur's Gate so enjoyable was precisely the slightly irreverent, slightly juvenile, campy-style humour. That's the *essence* of what made it fun. And they want to strip that away? They want to strip away and tarnish a cherished childhood memory of mine? For no other reason than that they can, and they refuse to leave anything well enough alone?

Well, this has been the incident that has FINALLY got it into my head that yes, there really isn't ANYthing that the SJWs won't attempt to ruin or destroy.

I finally get it.

Blogger VD April 11, 2016 3:31 PM  

So far, every time the Cruz citizenship has gotten into court, the arguments against Cruz have been shot down.

Irrelevant. He was still born a Canadian citizen in Canada. He's not eligible and no amount of court corruption can change that.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 3:31 PM  

"Of course, given that he is ineligible for the presidency anyhow, Cruz probably doesn't care that he is now regarded as an illegitimate candidate for the nomination. "

The bitching over this has been glorious. Oh dear... are we just now realizing that we don't have a right to vote?

Ya know what? The electoral college works the same way. The states don't have to let you vote for any of them. They can just appoint who they want.

this is no more illegitimate than taking a drop in Golf.

These are the rules. This is the system.

The only people upset over this are disappointed Trump people... and people who genuinely thought we lived in a democracy.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 3:32 PM  

"Irrelevant. He was still born a Canadian citizen in Canada. He's not eligible and no amount of court corruption can change that."

But all those mexicans that were born here are not Americans.

Right?

Blogger VD April 11, 2016 3:33 PM  

A President Trump negotiating trade deals and foreign policy is looking like a Pyrrhic victory.

You clearly don't even know what "Pyrrhic victory" means.

Blogger Mark April 11, 2016 3:34 PM  

now regarded as an illegitimate candidate for the nomination

Pretty strong trolling here.

Ted son of American is an American.

Anonymous Anonymous April 11, 2016 3:34 PM  

Question from a non-American: Why do you guys care?

From the outside look of it, Bush, Clinton, Bush II and Obama pretty much followed all the same line, with slight nuances.

Getting passionate about the future US president seems like like geating heated over the outcome of a DOTA match.

Blogger James Dixon April 11, 2016 3:35 PM  

> But all those mexicans that were born here are not Americans.

Yes, they are, and they can come back when they're adults. For now they go home with their parents.

Blogger VD April 11, 2016 3:35 PM  

These are the rules. This is the system.

No shit. Hence the use of the term "Pyrrhic victory". There is a very good reason the politicians have hitherto insisted on the cloak of popular voting. They wanted the public to accept their perceived legitimacy.

Cruz just threw his away.


The only people upset over this are disappointed Trump people... and people who genuinely thought we lived in a democracy.


Which is about 95 percent of the public.

Anonymous Spectator April 11, 2016 3:35 PM  

Question from a non-American: Why do you guys care?

From the outside look of it, Bush, Clinton, Bush II and Obama pretty much followed all the same line, with slight nuances.

Getting passionate about the future US president seems like like geating heated over the outcome of a DOTA match.

Blogger VD April 11, 2016 3:35 PM  

But all those mexicans that were born here are not Americans. Right?

I suppose you're right. He's really Cuban.

Blogger James Dixon April 11, 2016 3:36 PM  

> Ted son of American is an American.

He's an American even if he's born in Canada. He's not a US citizen, much less a natural born citizen.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 3:39 PM  

"Cruz just threw his away. "

And his behavior leads me to ask... What if a burning it all down is precisely what Cruz has wanted since the beginning?

Come on. Look at the man. Look at those cold black dead eyes.

The Supreme Dark Lord cannot see a little super villian in there? Because I can. Oh sure... he may be a true blue american hero out to Save The Country. oh or maybe he's just a super dummy dumb dumb and he's to dumb to realize that he's being used by the GOPe.

or maybe... he hates the people who run the GOP and wants to see them destroyed.

Anonymous kfg April 11, 2016 3:40 PM  

"Trump needs to leave the Repuke party and start the American First party!"

That's one approach. Another is to do exactly what the party elites are afraid of: take the party.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 3:41 PM  

"I suppose you're right. He's really Cuban."

and you're a scalp taking wetback... just as much a half-savage as N.K. Jemison.

Wheeler and I are the only civilized people here.

Blogger Cicatrizatic April 11, 2016 3:42 PM  

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Blogger John Williams April 11, 2016 3:43 PM  

Isn't this the same Republican party that illegally rewrote rules on the floor to keep Ron Paul out? At least they're consistent. The battered wife syndrome is the only explanation for any conservatives left in the GOP.

Blogger Cicatrizatic April 11, 2016 3:43 PM  

This "hey, these are the rules, deal with it" mentality misses the point entirely. Sure, the nomination process consists mostly of arcane delegate selection procedures and not direct democracy. But most voters don't know that. They think in terms of simple platitudes like the "will of the people". Thus this kind of stuff can affect who they vote for and whether they bother to show up. And it doesn't have to be most - if just 5-10% of voters have a reaction to it, that can swing both the nomination and the general election.

In an election of widespread anti-establishment sentiment, opting for internal selection procedures over direct democracy is only going to further inflame voter sentiment against the party and its preferred candidates.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 11, 2016 3:44 PM  

VD
Hence the use of the term "Pyrrhic victory". There is a very good reason the politicians have hitherto insisted on the cloak of popular voting. They wanted the public to accept their perceived legitimacy.


Cruz just threw his away.


The CO. GOPe just threw theirs away, too.

In Chinese history for thousands of years there was the concept of the Emperor having the "Mandate of Heaven"; the right to rule, bestowed by the gods. When the perception grew sufficiently large that a given Emperor had lost the Mandate, then rebellion followed.

This is merely the latest installment of the unified party choosing a short term "win" over longer term legitimacy. The same thing is going on in the other wing, where Berners are Berning over the games of the Clintonoids.

The legitimacy of the system itself is falling into question. The Mandate of Heaven is being lost.

Anonymous TS April 11, 2016 3:44 PM  

"or maybe... he hates the people who run the GOP and wants to see them destroyed."

Naaate! you're over thinking it.

"Or maybe he's just a super dummy dumb dumb and he's to dumb to realize that he's being used by the GOPe."

Occam's Razor. Like people like candidate. And all those states that went for Cruz are dumbdumbs.

Blogger Timmy3 April 11, 2016 3:46 PM  

"You clearly don't even know what "Pyrrhic victory" means."

In this case, Trump's empty bluster.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 3:46 PM  

"Isn't this the same Republican party that illegally rewrote rules on the floor to keep Ron Paul out?"

You don't know what the word "illegally" means.

They changed the rules. It was within their power to change the rules.

Anonymous DT April 11, 2016 3:46 PM  

@39 - So far, every time the Cruz citizenship has gotten into court, the arguments against Cruz have been shot down.

Did a court rule on Cruz's citizenship and the meaning of "natural born"? Or did they simply decide the person filing the suit did not have standing?

I bet the latter in every case.

Vox is 100% right that Cruz is ineligible. But our nation refuses to enforce natural security laws against Hillary. Or child prostitution laws against Bill. What makes anyone think the law enforcers give a damn about some clause few understand in an old document written by dead, white, cis males?

Cruz isn't going to take it any way. He is a pawn. Either Trump hits the magic number or the GOPe will install "Golly G. Wilikers" with less guilt than the CIA feels after installing a 3rd world puppet dictator.

Blogger cavalier973 April 11, 2016 3:46 PM  

But Trump did not do anything. He had no organization in Colorado in the weeks leading up to the contest. His people put out a ballot that had Cruz delegates on it by mistake. His guy who was to head up Trump's delegate schmooze fest showed up the day of the contest, and was fired the same day, and was replaced by someone who might have done well, but who had no time to do anything. Cruz started working in Colorado eight months ago. Eight. Months.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 3:47 PM  

"Occam's Razor. Like people like candidate. "

In the case of Cruz.. the Razor suggests that Cruz is actually out to burn it down more than Trump is.

Blogger Student in Blue April 11, 2016 3:47 PM  

@Nate
The Supreme Dark Lord cannot see a little super villian in there? Because I can.

That's presumptive of super-intelligence, not just intelligence. He's smart, but not implausibly comic-book-villain smart - to be able to play a Xanatos Gambit on a national level.

Anonymous FOP April 11, 2016 3:48 PM  

"But if we let you vote you might vote for the wrong person!"

Blogger VD April 11, 2016 3:48 PM  

In an election of widespread anti-establishment sentiment, opting for internal selection procedures over direct democracy is only going to further inflame voter sentiment against the party and its preferred candidates.

Precisely.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 11, 2016 3:48 PM  

Timmy3
"You clearly don't even know what "Pyrrhic victory" means."

In this case, Trump's empty bluster.


Timmy3, you clearly have no clue what "Pyrrhic victory" means.

Try this site: http://www.google.com and see if you can learn about it.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 11, 2016 3:51 PM  

Nate, my guess is he has something like that in mind, because I don't think he is as stupid as he looks if he thinks this is the best way to the presidency.

Right now the dude is living up to his stereotype, short of twirling his moustache. He is playing the creepy immigrant character to a tee.

Anonymous Golly G. Wilikers April 11, 2016 3:52 PM  

Hey, dammit, nobody is supposed to know about me until the convention! Cut it out!

Anonymous DT April 11, 2016 3:53 PM  

@91 - Never underestimate the lust for power and money. Or how low people will go to satisfy that lust.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 3:53 PM  

"That's presumptive of super-intelligence, not just intelligence. "

My estimation is that Cruz is the smartest man in the game right now on any level... and he's likely the smartest man to play the game in the last 30 years.

Anonymous FOP April 11, 2016 3:54 PM  

The only thing better would be Paul Ryan wins the convention.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 11, 2016 3:55 PM  

Timmy3 suffers a Pyrex defeat. That attempt to reheat was doomed because the leftovers had already gone bad.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 3:55 PM  

Understand that does not mean I think Cruz would be a good president. Or Cruz will win. Or Cruz should win.

It means I think he is very very smart. Much like I think Shaquille O'Neil is tall.

Anonymous Steve April 11, 2016 3:55 PM  

Nate - the Razor suggests that Cruz is actually out to burn it down more than Trump is.

Burn it down by... finagling the nomination, then losing the election?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Anonymous Karl Rove, SuperDuperGenius April 11, 2016 3:56 PM  

The only thing better would be Paul Ryan wins the convention.

I keep telling you people, Paul is tanned, rested and ready!

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 3:56 PM  

"Nate, my guess is he has something like that in mind, because I don't think he is as stupid as he looks if he thinks this is the best way to the presidency. "

Ted had at least one professor call him the smartest student he ever had. He called him "scary".

So yes.. supervillain smart is on the table, if not a given.

Anonymous Red April 11, 2016 3:57 PM  

>My estimation is that Cruz is the smartest man in the game right now on any level... and he's likely the smartest man to play the game in the last 30 years.

And yet he keeps making dumb tone death mistakes.

A smart man would run the man and realize that he'll drive out the Trump voters and get destroyed in the general election if he steals the nom. Even Hillery had enough brains to drop out in 2008 instead of destroying the party. Cruz isn't very wise.

Anonymous Curlytop April 11, 2016 3:58 PM  

@Spectator
"Getting passionate about the future US president seems like like geating heated over the outcome of a DOTA match."

I think a lot of observers misplace the source of the passion. You are PRECISELY correct that the erections don't matter in the US and haven't for a long damn time. Gen Kong does a great job summarizing it.

This is the first election to expose this and yet the cognitive dissonance crowd still wants to paint this as legit since their puppet of the day is benefiting from it from now. Which is totally fine but spare me the principled stance. They love Cruz the same way they ate up Bush: they get their turn w the Republican version of a Democrat. The passion isn't that the ruse has been exposed; it's that so many DEFEND it. Many of the Trump supporters I know, voted for him for that reason. Not because they think he's just great but bc he clearly pissed off Establishment and they wanted to see if his rise would push the issue of how meaningless this all is. Gotta say, they got their money(vote/non-vote)'s worth.

Blogger Rusty Fife April 11, 2016 3:58 PM  

Nate wrote:"Cruz just threw his away. "

And his behavior leads me to ask... What if a burning it all down is precisely what Cruz has wanted since the beginning?

Come on. Look at the man. Look at those cold black dead eyes.

The Supreme Dark Lord cannot see a little super villian in there? Because I can. Oh sure... he may be a true blue american hero out to Save The Country. oh or maybe he's just a super dummy dumb dumb and he's to dumb to realize that he's being used by the GOPe.

or maybe... he hates the people who run the GOP and wants to see them destroyed.


I've been reserving my comments because neither of these guys are stupid and I can't see what game they are playing.

Trump has basically defied every single "thou shalt" of influence peddling for his entire campaign. He must think he can win on votes and moral high ground alone.

Cruz has been LARPing the Rules Lawyer player class. I'm sure Cruz sees that the GOPe is using him for a knife to kill Trump on the second ballot; but what next?

I do like your proposal.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 3:59 PM  

"Burn it down by... finagling the nomination, then losing the election?"

It started out to be burning it down by simply leading his sect to power and firing all of the old guard. Because of what's happened with Trump that plan has been changed. I believe this thing in Colorado was a firewall move done by Cruz back in august because he was afraid of the party trying to screw him like they screwed Paul. Instead.. it just helped him screw Trump.

All of that however works to the end of deposing the GOP elite who are being completely exposed as corrupt/incompetent.

Anonymous Steve April 11, 2016 4:01 PM  

Ted had at least one professor call him the smartest student he ever had. He called him "scary".

Yarp.

No denying he's very, very book-smart.

And a social retard.

Hence how come his weird, Uncanny Valley facial expressions and cadence, and the fact pretty much everybody who ever worked with him hates Cruz.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 4:01 PM  

"And yet he keeps making dumb tone death mistakes."

You sound like the File 770 commenters talking about Vox.

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 11, 2016 4:01 PM  

In an election of widespread anti-establishment sentiment, opting for internal selection procedures over direct democracy is only going to further inflame voter sentiment against the party and its preferred candidates.

Which brings us to the Democrats.

We shouldn't forget, we aren't the only party with a dumpster fire of a primary season this year.

Bernie Sanders has just won seven in a row but he is clearly on track to lose the nomination to Granny Cankles and it is entirely due obvious insider dealing.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 4:02 PM  

Look kids...

All I am suggesting.. is that you may should consider the possibility that the game Cruz is playing... is not the game everyone thinks he's playing.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 11, 2016 4:04 PM  

Cruz hates the Party, yet somehow he has found himself its darling. His plan was to run as the maverick, not because he is one - he is too powerhungry for that - but because he sensed an opportunity for populism this time.

He got beat to the punch by Donald "Beautiful Wall" and did a remarkable job of blowing out the foam.

He left the elites no option but to back the creepy outsider. He could care less if the party survives, as long as his agenda is furthered.

I can see him flipping to ultra should the opportunity arise. Cubans have a way of doing that...

Anonymous Not Born Yesterday April 11, 2016 4:04 PM  


We shouldn't forget, we aren't the only party with a dumpster fire of a primary season this year.


You still think there's two parties? Did falling off of the produce truck hurt your head?

Blogger Anchorman April 11, 2016 4:08 PM  

Putting aside the verbal response, I'm interested to see how Trump responds to this move.

Does he try to maneuver to stop future acts? I'm not sure it would pay, since a lot of the party apparatchniks are more than willing to see I happen.

Blogger Grim April 11, 2016 4:10 PM  

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Anonymous Red April 11, 2016 4:10 PM  

>You sound like the File 770 commenters talking about Vox.

LOL, what? You must have forgotten Ted stealing Iowa and blaming CNN. That lost him a ton of support. Then he supported BLM's riot over a Trump rally Chicago which cost him that primary weekend. And finally he gave a victory speech where he won 34 delegates without a single voter supporting him in CO.

Ted continues to make moves that benefit him tactically while losing the war. Even if he steals the primary he will lose in a landslide due to his tone and tactics. CRuzlims are idiots.

Blogger Anchorman April 11, 2016 4:11 PM  

Cruz hates the Party, yet somehow he has found himself its darling.

That's for sure, but I think Cruz is smart enough to know they're just looking for an opportunity to ditch him at the last second.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 11, 2016 4:11 PM  

He's Saruman. The moves make sense, but he is probably going to end up with too many pissed off Ents in the end.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 4:12 PM  

There is no way for trump to stop this. There is no tactic available. Remember this was done way back in August

Blogger Anchorman April 11, 2016 4:13 PM  

All I am suggesting.. is that you may should consider the possibility that the game Cruz is playing... is not the game everyone thinks he's playing.

I agree.

I get the sense of Walter White. A lot of what his character did wasn't revealed until the finals seconds of an episode/season.

Blogger James Dixon April 11, 2016 4:14 PM  

> Wheeler and I are the only civilized people here.

I've never claimed to be anything other than a barbarian, Nate. :)

> And yet he keeps making dumb tone death mistakes.

Intelligence is not a synonym for wisdom.

> A smart man would run the man and realize that he'll drive out the Trump voters and get destroyed in the general election if he steals the nom.

I believe Cruz still thinks he can win the nomination. NY will likely prove him wrong.

Anonymous Curlytop April 11, 2016 4:14 PM  

@Nate
I totally agree. Anyone who thinks Cruz is stupid isn't paying attention. Cunning little bastard is a good description. Coupled w intelligence, he sat at W's knee learning the tricks of the trade and has the whole Bush team backing him right now. Like a good little learner, he has emulated Obama's Messiah 2008 meme and my word, yes! Cold, dead shark eyes. The man has learned from 16 yrs of both parties' con jobs.

Wonder if Cruz is too arrogant to realize that he can be tossed aside because of...rules.

Blogger Otto Lamp April 11, 2016 4:15 PM  

I read "Degenerates leave" and "you're all low-income, low-information voters" and "you're life's losers" all today on Twitter from proud Cruz people low and high. They don't pretend anymore.

That is 4.62% of the electorate pissed down the leg.

Mitt Romney did not win by 5%.

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He who can destroy a thing, controls a thing. -- Dune

http://poltics-as-unusual.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-trump-mad-nuclear-option.html

We can destroy the GOP, if we choose to do so. Thus, we do ultimately control it.

The question is will we choose to exercise our control, and destroy the GOP.

Blogger Joshua_D April 11, 2016 4:16 PM  

Cruzlims! Hahahaha! Now that's funny. Trumpkins was pretty good, but Cruzlims is way better. #LyinTed #SlimyTed

Anonymous AmStrat April 11, 2016 4:16 PM  

Was this a Cruz action? Or the GOPe acting on their own? That tweet sealed the deal this was crooked and they knew it.

Still, why Cruz and not Kasich?

Anonymous DT April 11, 2016 4:17 PM  

@104 - did I miss something? Was Cruz directly behind the decision in Colorado, all the way back in August? I was under the impression that he was not involved in the slightest.

And if that's the case, then this is pure luck from his perspective. Not some evil master plan hatched by a genius.

And if it's pure luck, then a smart candidate would immediately denounce it and demand that the "people have a voice in Colorado." Knowing, of course, that it's too late to change and the delegates will be his any way. You celebrate behind closed doors. In public you hold your nose.

Cruz may have a high IQ. But this confirms that his IQ can be short circuited by his social retardation. He goes up against Hillary in the debates making mistakes like this and he's toast.

Anonymous Andrew E. April 11, 2016 4:17 PM  

Believe it or not, Trump is not running for POTUS to gain power or prestige like Cruz and anyone else who was a candidate this cycle. Trump is running so that a political platform expressive of the will of the people will become the priority of the federal government. If CO wasn't going to hold a vote, then Trump never really wanted any part of the backroom delegate dealings. That's why he was never really motivated to get a team together for the CO meetings. The whole thing strikes him as dishonest and slimy, he wanted no real part in it. And he thinks anyone else who really cares about the country shouldn't want any part in it either hence his rhetoric the past few days as CO played out.

Blogger kudzu bob April 11, 2016 4:18 PM  

@75

or maybe... he hates the people who run the GOP and wants to see them destroyed.

What an absurd thing to say. If Cruz wanted to destroy the GOP as we know it, then he could have done so weeks ago merely by endorsing Trump.

Blogger James Dixon April 11, 2016 4:21 PM  

> If Cruz wanted to destroy the GOP as we know it, then he could have done so weeks ago merely by endorsing Trump.

And he may do so, when and if it becomes obvious to him that he can't win.

Anonymous kfg April 11, 2016 4:21 PM  

"Believe it or not, Trump is not running for POTUS to gain power or prestige . . ."

I don't believe it, but I don't mind either.

Blogger praetorian April 11, 2016 4:23 PM  

Mmmmm. Have you felt it? There's been an awakening

This election is getting... very high energy.

Anonymous DT April 11, 2016 4:24 PM  

@125 - Trump should have offered Cruz a SCOTUS nomination in exchange for his support early on. I wonder if Cruz would have taken it?

If he had, Trump might be dealing with Golly G. or Jeb!. And this would be in the bag.

OpenID denektenorsk April 11, 2016 4:26 PM  

They'd just change to bribing the politicians of each state for the primary before having to shift to promising free handouts to the citizens in the general. Rather than only promising the handouts for a year and a half straight.

Oh... I wonder if that would lower taxes. My vote already doesn't count - I might as well get something out of it.

Blogger Student in Blue April 11, 2016 4:29 PM  

@Nate
My estimation is that Cruz is the smartest man in the game right now on any level... and he's likely the smartest man to play the game in the last 30 years.

Perhaps and that may be true, but he's not fiction-world-Lex-Luthor smart. As far as I can figure that's the amount of super-intelligence that's required to pull off what you're describing.

Blogger Mark April 11, 2016 4:29 PM  

@123 Was Cruz directly behind the decision in Colorado, all the way back in August? I was under the impression that he was not involved in the slightest.

More to the point, CO stopped having bound delegates in 2008. Did Cruz plan it all the way back then when he was opposing Bush's efforts to free a murderer who was an illegal alien? That was even before Trump was decrying Romney as being too harsh on illegals. He was busy endorsing Amnesty-loving McCain then.

Blogger praetorian April 11, 2016 4:29 PM  

In an election of widespread anti-establishment sentiment, opting for internal selection procedures over direct democracy is only going to further inflame voter sentiment against the party and its preferred candidates.

What if... that's the goal?

I keep wondering how God can possibly make this election any better, and I keep being surprised by Him.

Blogger Kona Commuter April 11, 2016 4:31 PM  

bwa ha ha. Democracy?

I'm an Australian and I love poking people at election times. I ask my fellow voters what system of government we have. Without fail everyone, and I mean EVERYONE (even people running for the local seat) says we have a Democracy.

I'm not an American, never been to America. However I'm familiar with the argument that America is NOT a democracy, it's a Republic (if you can keep it) and being ignorant of the difference can be dangerous.

But even allowing TPTB their argument. If your choice is between Coke and Pepsi do you really have a choice? Out of 300+ million options (USA population) the choice boils down to a handful of people from a handful of families?

Blogger Geir Balderson April 11, 2016 4:32 PM  

Sounds like a good time to form a Second Political Party in America. After all, the Dems and the Repubs are one and the same?

Blogger Sam Lively April 11, 2016 4:35 PM  

@129

Cruz' lifelong ambition has been the presidency. I don't think he would have settled for SC, as much as it suits someone of his negative charisma + high powered brain.

Blogger Kona Commuter April 11, 2016 4:35 PM  

Sorry I have to rant a bit more

Australia pretty much has a two party system as well. On the surface their at each others necks and fight tooth and nail. However the big issues, the really big issues? They are on the same page. We're still in Afghanistan and Iraq despite change in government (numerous times). Bankers still get away with their crimes. Nothing substantial changes. Yet people still think by voting to drink Pepsi this election we will some how lose weight and get healthier.

Anonymous rubberducky April 11, 2016 4:36 PM  

Just when you think The Stupid Party can't get any stupider, they pull stuff like this! Any party that disenfranchises its own voters has no reason to exist. Seriously, what is the point of voting for a party like that?

Blogger Joshua_D April 11, 2016 4:37 PM  

How about the American Party?

Anonymous I love cankles April 11, 2016 4:44 PM  

My estimation is that Cruz is the smartest man in the game right now on any level

He wasn't smart enough to get himself a fake birth certificate now was he?

Blogger Otto Lamp April 11, 2016 4:51 PM  

Cruz is playing the long game, which is forcing him to play a dirty short game.

Cruz can't win the presidency (long game) unless he first wins the nomination (short game). So, he's going all hook-or-crook in on winning the nomination.

And, if those hook-or-crook tactics cost him the Nov. election? From Cruz's perspective, had he not used the hook-or-crook tactics, he wouldn't have gotten the nomination and thus would nave not won the Nov. election anyway.

Blogger Sam Lively April 11, 2016 4:51 PM  

@123

I agree.

Cruz already sabotaged himself in his first attempt at a meteoric rise to political stardom due to extreme anti-social behavior.

He's a wiser operator now, but I think the same weaknesses are still in evidence.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 11, 2016 4:51 PM  

Kona, not being from here, you have missed that Trump is actually not beholden to Party insiders, and that's what makes it a bit different from usual. Same, to a lesser degree with Sanders.

We are witnessing the collapse of the current Two-Party system and the rise of either nationalism or ultranationalism in the U.S.

Cruz may be a) nuking the Party from within or b) holding the Party elite line and Trump may be a) a vessel for nationalism or b) just another lying politician. Options a) really have been unheard of for years, and, more importantly the power family (Bush) was crushed in an early season slaughter, and the other power family (Clinton) is having to beg and claw for every vote while a doddering septagenerian launches football after football at the exposed crotch of Hillary's pantsuit. Good thing she wears Depends undergarments, or her balls would be swollen to the size of mason jars by now.

So, this political stuff could just be the same old same old, but there's just enough hope of a difference this time that it is interesting if for nothing else than to see the corrupt old gang go begging for claps.

Blogger GracieLou April 11, 2016 4:53 PM  

The Simpsons, Treehouse of Horror VII, Citizen Kang:

While out fishing, Homer is abducted by the two aliens Kang and Kodos. When they demand that Homer point them towards Earth's leader, Homer informs them of the then-upcoming presidential election and says the winner could be either Bill Clinton or Bob Dole. Kang and Kodos kidnap both Dole and Clinton, placing them in suspended animation tubes and assuming their forms through "bio-duplication" to ensure that one of them will become the next leader. Before returning Homer to Earth, the aliens soak him in rum, so nobody will believe him. As the election nears, the impostor candidates are seen to be acting strangely, holding hands in public and making bizarre declarations in unhumanlike monotone. Later on, Homer stumbles upon the badly hidden spaceship and tries to save the real Dole and Clinton, with both candidates agreeing they should join forces to defeat the aliens; however, Homer accidentally ejects them into space, killing them. On the day before the election, Homer crashes the spaceship into the Capitol and successfully reveals the candidates' real identities. However, despite being exposed, Kang and Kodos declare to the people that they have to choose between one of them because "it's a two-party system", since it is too late to get new candidates. One man in the crowd announces that he will vote for a third-party candidate, but Kang and Kodos mockingly encourage him to "go ahead [and] throw your vote away." As such, Kang is subsequently elected President and quickly enslaves all of humanity into building a giant ray gun to aim at an unknown planet, while Homer smugly states that at least he voted for Kodos

Blogger bw April 11, 2016 4:58 PM  

@Nate:
All I am suggesting.. is that you may should consider the possibility that the game Cruz is playing... is not the game everyone thinks he's playing.

Fucking pretnder, Carpetbagger Lewellen Libertard Cuban anti - white Financier Cuck.
Yes, son! So sophisticated!! Like John Roberts!
Cuck.


Blogger Sonny Boy April 11, 2016 5:06 PM  

In an early debate Hillary was asked this "hardball" question by a moderator, "Mz Clinton what brand of adult diapers do you wear"?

To which Clinton answered, "Depends."

The moderator followed up with, "Depends on what"?

In response Hillary threw up her hands in screamed, "At this point what difference does it make"?

The moderator in question was soon forced to resign under extreme pressure from SJW'S protesting on various social media forums.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 5:08 PM  

'
Fucking pretnder, Carpetbagger Lewellen Libertard Cuban anti - white Financier Cuck.
Yes, son! So sophisticated!! Like John Roberts!
Cuck."

Fascinating for me to watch Southrons suck Trump's yankee balls while calling others cucks.

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler April 11, 2016 5:09 PM  

Don Fredrick is an awesome writer and he does a good job explaining the law on citizenship and Natural Born Citizen clause.

Don Fredrick Why Ted Cruz Is Not a Natural Born Citizen
http://thecompleteobamatimeline.com/uploads/3/4/8/7/34872825/whytedcruzis_notanaturalborncitizen.pdf

Don Fredrick A question for Cruz supporters
http://thecompleteobamatimeline.com/uploads/3/4/8/7/34872825/a_question_for_ted_cruz_supporters.pdf

Don Fredrick How Hillary can win; Cruz and NBC.
http://thecompleteobamatimeline.com/uploads/3/4/8/7/34872825/how_hillary_could_win_2.pdf

Blogger Sonny Boy April 11, 2016 5:09 PM  

The problem isn't Cruz persay, but those behind him that are financing and proponents him up, as well as all the fools who are voting, or not, for him.

Whether he steals the nom from Donald or not, he won't be president. He could be dumb enough to beleive he will, but I don't think so.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 5:10 PM  

"What an absurd thing to say. If Cruz wanted to destroy the GOP as we know it, then he could have done so weeks ago merely by endorsing Trump."

or maybe.. like many of us.. Cruz doesn't believe for a second that Trump is really a threat to the party elite.

I certainly agree with him if that is his position.

You Trumpfans think Trump is this huge threat. I don't see it that way at all. I see Trump as Dubya part 2. He will not be disruptive in the slightest.

Blogger Sonny Boy April 11, 2016 5:15 PM  

No, he's not stupid, and he knows he will never be president, he's just in it to steal it. If he succeeds in stopping Trump then Hilary will go down in history as our nation's first female president.

Blogger Josh April 11, 2016 5:15 PM  

You would think that such a brilliant deal maker as the guy who wrote the art of the deal would not have been out maneuvered by a guy who obviously didn't write the art of the deal.

Blogger Lovekraft April 11, 2016 5:16 PM  

We can never relent in our goal of bringing the fruits of marxist policies home to those who pushed them. Everyone here would pay good money to have an extended family of Mexicans or Muslims move in right beside Obama and his ilk.

Short of that, we have to do this in our own little ways.

Anonymous Anon April 11, 2016 5:16 PM  

"Ted had at least one professor call him the smartest student he ever had. He called him "scary".

The only time Cruz is "scary" is when he starts digging in his nose.

OpenID aew51183 April 11, 2016 5:17 PM  

@150

If he would not be disruptive in the slightest, they wouldn't be glassing entire continents from orbit trying to get rid of him.

Anonymous drnick April 11, 2016 5:17 PM  

cavalier973 wrote:Trump is losing because he is, apparently, incompetent (or he doesn't really want to win). His message may be spot on, but it looks like he hasn't done even the barest minimum of work in trying to understand how the process works, and to then work the process. It seems like he is being continually caught by surprise when, were he as skilled as he claims in picking top people to work for him, these stories would be about how Cruz' campaign is being continually outmaneuvered.

It's not inspiring a lot of confidence in how effect Trump would be as President.


"Seems like" is always a flawed statement. Either it is or it isn't. Trump does many things with an eye to a longer game- if you can't tell me how coming out against the Iraq War was a good idea, then you don't know how to run a mass movement.

Trump is leading in Southern states that should have supported Ted Cruz, while Cruz derives more than 10% of his support from establishment appointments (Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota). He's a far stronger candidate than Mitt Romney, and the problems that gave Romney strength have only intensified. Romney could NEVER have engineered a hostile takeover of the Republican Party, while Trump is certainly in striking distance. And don't ever forget, the media is shrieking about violence from the Trumplands because violence is a very American reaction to learning that you live under a Guardian Council like in Iran.

Zugzwang, baby.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 11, 2016 5:18 PM  

Nate, come on. The GOPe is lining up behind Cruz and hurling the kitchen sink at Trump. If it was as you believe, it would be the other way around.

Blogger Sonny Boy April 11, 2016 5:18 PM  

Gym, Tan, Laundry, Steal Nomination.

Anonymous Andrew E. April 11, 2016 5:20 PM  

You would think that such a brilliant deal maker as the guy who wrote the art of the deal would not have been out maneuvered by a guy who obviously didn't write the art of the deal.

I repeat...Trump doesn't see the presidency as something to win by leveraging a rules process. Trump believes the presidency should express the will of the people. Trump didn't want the CO delegates for himself instead of Cruz. What he wanted was CO to get a chance to vote for their nominees. Unlike Cruz, Trump doesn't wish to lead a people that doesn't want him as their leader.

Blogger Student in Blue April 11, 2016 5:22 PM  

@Josh
You would think that such a brilliant deal maker as the guy who wrote the art of the deal would not have been out maneuvered by a guy who obviously didn't write the art of the deal.

Why, sure. Trump must either be incompetent, or maybe there's far more than just one guy on the other side working against him.

Of course, the former begs the question of how does one run several successful million-dollar businesses while incompetent, so the latter is far more plausible.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 5:23 PM  

"Nate, come on. The GOPe is lining up behind Cruz and hurling the kitchen sink at Trump. If it was as you believe, it would be the other way around."

you're assuming all sorts of things with that comment. Like for example the GOPe knows what Cruz is playing at. or that the GOPe knows how Trump will behave once elected.

Looking at Trump's life... he is a man who gets along. He is not a disrupter. He's a deal maker that gets stuff done.

Ya know who that is? That's George Dubya Bush. Its Bill Clinton.

He'll cut a deal to get his wall because its important. But... because he is an inexperienced outsider.. he will not get his wall in the end... and whatever price he thought he was paying to get it, will end up being 10X worse.

Because he has no idea how this game works.

Take a look at the Reagan deal with Amnesty and how that worked out. Remember.. Reagan was supposed to get a wall too.

Anonymous dt April 11, 2016 5:24 PM  

I see Trump as Dubya part 2. He will not be disruptive in the slightest.

Yep. If you want to spend a trillion or two "defeating ISIS" Jeb is your man, but Trump will do fine in a pinch.

Blogger Student in Blue April 11, 2016 5:25 PM  

@VFM #7634
Nate, come on. The GOPe is lining up behind Cruz and hurling the kitchen sink at Trump. If it was as you believe, it would be the other way around.

Playing devil's advocate here, Nate's position was necessitating Cruz having deceived the GOPe. It was basically assumed that he was deceiving the guys he's (hypothetically) fighting so that they support him.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 5:26 PM  

"Of course, the former begs the question of how does one run several successful million-dollar businesses while incompetent, so the latter is far more plausible."

You're confusing inexperienced with incompetent. And confusing politics with business.

Trump is already demonstrating this inexperience. You can see it in the way Ted is slicing him up in the states Trump supposedly already won.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 5:28 PM  

' It was basically assumed that he was deceiving the guys he's (hypothetically) fighting so that they support him.'

correct. I am asserting that Cruz could be going full Little Finger.

OpenID aew51183 April 11, 2016 5:29 PM  

@161

It's very simple Nate.

The globalists want their TPP.
They want it bad.
Trump is the only one on the field who can credibly say they will VETO it, while Ted, despite all his "fair trade" rhetoric, still has von-mises dogma about how "unrestricted free trade is the only answer" and "anyone against it is just lazy and can't compete".

They want their TPP, and that's all they care about this election, because if we can stop it with Trump the terms of the agreement make it null and void by the 2020 elections.

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler April 11, 2016 5:30 PM  

Cruz is gaming the system. The Colorado fiasco is that the State Party runs the State convention that picks delegates. Delegates must present credentials to the State Party and it is the Colorado State party that affirms or refuses a delegate. This has NOTHING to do with the Competency of Trump! Many Trumpsters showed up at the Colorado Convention and were denied by the State Convention rules. And then Cruz LIES to say Trump loses. How does one lose a RIGGED Game? It's rigged. The Colorado Establishment Repuke party doesn't like Trump so Trump got no delegates. The Colorado Repuke Convention was a Stacked deck with party favorites that helped out Cruz and shut out the Trump supporters. Was there a vote? NO. The State Party authorized its own.

It is Lyin', Stealin' Ted. Ted can't win the popular vote, but he is going to steal the nomination thru delegates!

Anonymous Anon April 11, 2016 5:31 PM  

"I repeat...Trump doesn't see the presidency as something to win by leveraging a rules process. Trump believes the presidency should express the will of the people. Trump didn't want the CO delegates for himself instead of Cruz. What he wanted was CO to get a chance to vote for their nominees. Unlike Cruz, Trump doesn't wish to lead a people that doesn't want him as their leader."

Nicely put.

Blogger kudzu bob April 11, 2016 5:32 PM  

@150

or maybe.. like many of us.. Cruz doesn't believe for a second that Trump is really a threat to the party elite.

Also absurd. The GOPe is moving heaven and earth to stop Trump, so quite clearly they do see him as a threat.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 5:32 PM  

"
It is Lyin', Stealin' Ted. Ted can't win the popular vote, but he is going to steal the nomination thru delegates!"

you mean like Dubya stole the election through the Electoral College?

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 5:33 PM  

"Also absurd. The GOPe is moving heaven and earth to stop Trump, so quite clearly they do see him as a threat."

which has nothing to do with whether or not he actually IS a threat.

Anonymous AmStrat April 11, 2016 5:35 PM  

Has your outlook on this changed at all, Nate? Your posts have a different flavor to them of late.

Blogger Student in Blue April 11, 2016 5:35 PM  

@Nate
You're confusing inexperienced with incompetent. And confusing politics with business.

Well then Josh trying to bring up "The Art Of The Deal" is completely nonsensical by that logic. He doesn't even get past first plate.

Looking at Trump's life... he is a man who gets along. He is not a disrupter. He's a deal maker that gets stuff done.

Not so sure about 'a man who gets along' and 'not a disrupter' because he's also being characterized as a whiner when things don't go his way. Seems contradictory.

Regardless, a very key difference between Dubya and Trump is that Trump by all evidence hews strongly to American nationalism. Despite personalities possibly being the same, that difference will result in far different policy.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 5:35 PM  

See all you guys think that the GOPe is so scared of Trump tearing down the party.

That isn't what they are scared of at all. They are scared of being called Racists.

In fact.. it appears to me they have accepted that they will have to take a chance on Ted Cruz... rather than be called racists.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 5:36 PM  

" Despite personalities possibly being the same, that difference will result in far different policy."

of course it will.

And Dubya was a true blue conservative with humble views on foreign policy too!

Blogger Sam Lively April 11, 2016 5:37 PM  

@161

So the GOPe is terrified of an obvious inexperienced political outsider, but they shouldn't be because he won't be able to get anything done because his apparently secret achilles heel is that he's an inexperienced outsider.

Meanwhile they are being bamboozled by Cruz, trusting that he will be their man, even though they all hate him because he throws them under the bus at every opportunity.

Blogger Josh April 11, 2016 5:40 PM  

Of course, the former begs the question of how does one run several successful million-dollar businesses while incompetent, so the latter is far more plausible.

Trump was Kim Kardashian before she was Kim Kardashian. He's a lifestyle brand.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 5:40 PM  

"Meanwhile they are being bamboozled by Cruz, trusting that he will be their man, even though they all hate him because he throws them under the bus at every opportunity."

exactly. Its the perfect death for the cucks of the GOPe. They are handing the knife to the assassin happily.. because they would rather die than be called racists.

Anonymous Gen. Kong April 11, 2016 5:41 PM  

Question from a non-American: Why do you guys care?

We likes our bread-n-circusiz, 'specially the circusiz…. I'z a ten-star general in the Free-Shit Army.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 5:41 PM  

and the best part is... the liberals will write "Here be dead racists" on their tombstones.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 11, 2016 5:42 PM  

Attica Stowe wrote:Thus guaranteeing Demo rule for a generation.

Which would differ from GOP rule in what important respect?

Blogger kudzu bob April 11, 2016 5:46 PM  

@171

"Also absurd. The GOPe is moving heaven and earth to stop Trump, so quite clearly they do see him as a threat."

which has nothing to do with whether or not he actually IS a threat.

What a remarkably silly thing to say. If I see hundreds of screaming, terrified people all running down the street in the same direction, then they might not actually be fleeing from something scary, but that's the way to bet.

Blogger Michael O'Duibhir April 11, 2016 5:48 PM  

Student in Blue said,
"Of course, the former begs the question of how does one run several successful million-dollar businesses while incompetent, so the latter is far more plausible."

And it raises the question of whether this is a give-Cruz-all-the-rope-he-needs strategy. Cruz is coming off so detestable to the general electorate, IMHO, that, if he's the nominee, look for a dem landslide in November

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 11, 2016 5:48 PM  

"I see Trump as Dubya part 2. He will not be disruptive in the slightest."

You might be right. Trump might see it that way, too. However, the Trump function is being called for the side effects, not for the value it returns. In other words, Trump is pulling a lot of masks off a lot of people who used to pretend to be on our side, and tried to define our side. Trump has turned out to be the glasses that let us see the cuckservatives walking around in human disguises. That's going to be very hard on the GOPe.

At this point, the 2016 election is almost irrelevant. What happens in 2018 and 2020 will be the bigger deal.

Blogger Sam Lively April 11, 2016 5:48 PM  

@178

These guys help create the Overton Window - they're not scared of it. You may be right about the Erick Ericksons of the world, but not the billionaires funding their PACs.

They aren't running from charges of racism/sexism, they are using charges of racism/sexism to control the playing field.

Blogger Student in Blue April 11, 2016 5:52 PM  

@Nate
And Dubya was a true blue conservative with humble views on foreign policy too!

You're not possibly saying that personality is the sole or even main driver of political policy, are you?

@Josh
Trump was Kim Kardashian before she was Kim Kardashian. He's a lifestyle brand.

Trump became famous because of a sex tape?

Anonymous Andrew E. April 11, 2016 5:53 PM  

Trump was Kim Kardashian before she was Kim Kardashian. He's a lifestyle brand.

The source of Trump's wealth and success was him betting on a resurgence in Manhattan real estate during a low point. He bet big on New York, bought low and was right. In no small part because of his own efforts at redeveloping parts of the city. The man is a legitimate billionaire several times over and was so before The Apprentice, Miss USA and WWE (all relatively small parts of his total fortune).

Blogger Elocutioner April 11, 2016 5:55 PM  

There was never a non-zero chance that the party would allow Trump to win on a second ballot. Period. His only chance was an outright majority on the first ballot.

So, four likely outcomes in order of preference:
A) He wins first ballot.
B) He's outright screwed first ballot despite a majority of delegates. Game over for the party. He can run 3rd party and win.
C) He's utterly screwed via delegate machinations on the second ballot. Their open gloating only helps his 3rd party run.
D) He loses a relatively close second ballot. It's a major hit to the party as many/most Trump supporters walk. May or may not run 3rd party.

If he doesn't win the majority then the best thing is to completely lose on the second ballot. Is the party "cheating"? No. The insiders are gleefully overriding the will of the base because "that's how the game is played and it's our party and Trump is stupid for not playing our rigged game."

They're so stupid and arrogant that they're happily strengthening the case for Trump to light the match.

Pyrrhic.

Anonymous VFM #5166 April 11, 2016 5:55 PM  

This reek of a slimy, slimy move.

I haven't voted since 2006, but I would most likely vote for Trump. I will never vote for Cruz, who I see as a creepy televangelist sort. Phony as hell.

(I'm sure the GOP will trot of the "Supreme Court is a stake" crap, but it was the Supreme Court that gave us Obamacare and gay marriage, so . )

So, if Cruz gets the nomination and people like me will refuse to vote for him, and most Independents won't vote for him (as least Trump does get some of them), then Cruz will never in a million years, with demographics being what they are, get elected. Of course, Trump would have a tough time too as a lot of religious conservatives won't vote for him. But he can get some of the Independent and Black vote, which Cruz will never, ever get, so Trump might have a shot.

At least the GOP dies this year. Hallelujah to that.

What should the new party be called? Alt-Right doesn't work as a party name... any ideas?

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler April 11, 2016 6:02 PM  

Rush and Hannity and much of the rest miss what this election is really about. What is the core principle of this election?

Trump galvanized this election process when he said Deportation, Wall, and Stopping Muslim Immigration! The WASP majority since the 1965 Immigration Act has shrunk from 70% to 40% of the population!

This election is about STOPPING the WASP genocide being conducted by the Globalist/Masonic Coalition of Repukes and the Democrat Marxist Party. This is a war between the Globalist Rockefeller Republicans and the Buchanan American First, John Bircher Republicans/Independents/Blue Collar Democrats.

Trump has succeeded beyond all expectations already! He has exposed the Globalist Elite running the Repuke party! He, and us nationalists, have already won! The mask has been stripped off. Establishment Republicans are the Globalist elite that control and direct the Repuke party. Trump has already won.

There WILL BE NO unity between the nationalist Trumpsters and the Cruz-bots nor any other RINO Establishment camp. The marriage is OVER. All the previous elections, the globalist pick was always shoved down our throats, now that us Nationalists have a candidate, the Elite are not going to go along with us but fighting our candidate. They changed the rules--they are NOT going to swallow--but we must always swallow for the globalist candidate?

That will NOT happen now. We don't care if Hildabeast or Bernie get in! We don't Care! We are NOT voting for another globalist to continue the immigration nightmare happening now. We want Deportation, Wall and NO Muslim immigrants!

Anonymous redsash April 11, 2016 6:02 PM  

A natural born citizen is someone born in the U.S. to a mother who at the time of birth is also a U.S. citizen.

A citizen is someone born in the U.S. to a mother who at the time of birth is also a U.S. citizen, OR someone born outside the U.S. who later acquires U.S. citizenship.

Failure to comply with the above definitions will inevitably result in a Mary Jane born in and a citizen of the U.S. marrying a Mr. Wong from China, giving birth to Wong Jr. in China, and Wong Jr. deciding to run for President of the U.S. when he turns 35, OR someone named Pedro having only spent his first couple of days of life on American soil running for POTUS.

Only a fool or someone whose second language is English could possibly screw this up.

Anonymous Chris April 11, 2016 6:03 PM  

"@Josh
Trump was Kim Kardashian before she was Kim Kardashian. He's a lifestyle brand.

Trump became famous because of a sex tape?"

Josh is a Cruzbot and a globalist tool. He's got nothing.

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler April 11, 2016 6:05 PM  

VFM #5166 wrote:At least the GOP dies this year. Hallelujah to that.

What should the new party be called? Alt-Right doesn't work as a party name... any ideas?


I totally agree---This is the Death of the Repuke party!

NEW PARTY NAME----AMERICAN FIRST party!

OpenID aew51183 April 11, 2016 6:11 PM  

@193

Keep in mind most parties become corrupted over time.
Thus the party's name has to be something completely unrelated to America or Integrity.
I'd go with the Lion party after the Trump Lion that's been floating around.

Anonymous Gen. Kong April 11, 2016 6:19 PM  

I haven't voted since 2006, but I would most likely vote for Trump. I will never vote for Cruz, who I see as a creepy televangelist sort. Phony as hell.

What's wrong wi'U son?? The Apostle Kenneth Copeland hath anointed Cruzman-Sachs as the next teleprompter-reader of Kwa-Bananaland in the name of Golden Dindu! Shame upon thee for thine blasphemy!

As I remarked at the top of the present thread, you do have to give a round of applause to our genocidal overlords for putting on a splendid puppet show for our entertainment as we enjoy this incredibly smooth train ride…. The one good thing about the NYC real-estate billionaire is that he has indeed - whether deliberately or inadvertently - allowed the spotlight to drift over to the source of that putrid smell. If he's not another marionette in our show, I'm mystified as to how anyone think he would possibly de-rail the train upon which we filthy zeks are enjoying the comfortable (albeit counterfeit) ride in Llord Bankfein's private rail car as the Kabuki drama plays itself out. As for the notion that Cruzman-Sachs is an outsider, that's truly one of the bigger whoppers told. The tower tycoon at least puts on a populist show, Cruzman-Sachs doesn't even try to hide his numerous connections with the Busheron Cartel.

Blogger Nate April 11, 2016 6:19 PM  

"They aren't running from charges of racism/sexism, they are using charges of racism/sexism to control the playing field."

no sugar. They did not... they do not. That's the progressives. These are not them. Don't consfuse the cuck with the bull.

Blogger praetorian April 11, 2016 6:20 PM  

If Trump weren't the dagger pointed at the heart of the GOPe he is, they wouldn't be fighting this hard. They are feckless cowards, but they do not lack instinct for self-preservation.

If mine Trumpenführer ist denied ze nomination, I hope Nate is right about Cruz.

Anonymous GOPe flogging a dead horse April 11, 2016 6:20 PM  

Cruz and Ryan are great men, will make great nominees, and we expect all of you to do your duty and get out to vote in this, the MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION, EVAH!

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