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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Five for five


Donald Trump sealed the deal yesterday. What Republican voters are signaling is that they are done with this campaign. Donald Trump is the nominee and it doesn't matter what shenanigans Cruz and the GOPe want to play. People want to support a winner, and Donald Trump has made it eminently clear that he is the only winner available.

If I were Cruz, I'd go to Trump right now and ask for what my endorsement is worth. Because after Indiana, it's probably not worth anything. Trump is outperforming again, he already has a six-point lead there, and he's going to absolutely murder Cruz in California. And the results make a mockery, once more, of the claims that Trump has a "ceiling" of support.

It's over. Trump has won all of the contests he needed to win; had he been able to win Ohio, this would have been over the day he knocked out Rubio. And we should never listen again to any commentator who said a Trump nomination was impossible. It's one thing to make an incorrect prediction, it's another to be delusional about the political state of the nation.

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Blogger Shimshon April 27, 2016 4:39 AM  

President Trump. It's coming.

Anonymous jaykaynz April 27, 2016 4:45 AM  

Yes - I love how this makes a mockery of so many countless pundits.

Incidentally, your long standing and unpopular prediction on this one goes someway to atone for your prediction last election that Obama was going to stand down.

Anonymous Bobby Farr April 27, 2016 4:45 AM  

Trump's actual delegate total is 990-995 if you include unbound PA delegates who were either part of his slate or have pledged to vote for the winner of their district.

Blogger SteelPalm April 27, 2016 4:46 AM  

I switched my support from Cruz to Trump (although I would vote for either against Hillary) after the shameful Cruz-Kasich deal.

Cruz missed out on a golden opportunity during all the Soros violence at Trump rallies in the middle of March. If he had only said "While I may disagree with Trump on many issues, I stand together with him in condemning this heinous leftist assault on free speech and the US", he would be in much better shape right now.

At the very least, he would have kept his options open.

OpenID douchebagdeluxe April 27, 2016 4:55 AM  

@3 Bobby

I am not familiar with the specifis of American politics. Some clarifying would be much appreciated. Trump's actual delegate count would be above 1000 if you say that the remaining 54 unbound delegates from Pa. should go to the winner. When will these delegate be attributed? In Cleveland? Weird way of doing politics.

Blogger James Dixon April 27, 2016 5:02 AM  

> Trump's actual delegate total is 990-995

Pretty much correct. At those percentages he will have taken at least 60% of the congressional district delegates in PA, probably closer to 80%. There are 54 such delegates, which gives him another 30-45 delegates.

Anonymous Bobby Farr April 27, 2016 5:02 AM  

PA's primary is structured so that voters elect 54 delegates who are unbound and may vote however they wish at the convention. The ballot did not indicate whom they supported. Trump distributed a list of unbound delegates who supported him, 31 of whom were elected. There have also been reports that another 11-13 delegates have publicly pledged to vote for whomever won their district (i.e., Trump).

Blogger James Dixon April 27, 2016 5:03 AM  

> ...When will these delegate be attributed?

They already are. They've announced who they'll support. It just wasn't listed on the ballot, do it's not "official".

Anonymous M.414 April 27, 2016 5:04 AM  

My family was proud to vote for Trump yesterday; burn the GOP to the ground.

Anonymous Scintan April 27, 2016 5:12 AM  

AceOfSpadesHQ
Powerline
Patterico's Pontifications
Jammie Wearing Fools
Protein Wisdom
Wizbang
National Review
Wall Street Journal Editorial section


The above are just a few of the people/groups on the so-called 'right' that should probably be put on suicide watch.


And Captcha's being a pain in the ass again.

Blogger Shimshon April 27, 2016 5:14 AM  

My wife is registered to vote in CA. She's upset that she can't vote for Trump because she registered as a Libertarian.

Blogger Kona Commuter April 27, 2016 5:22 AM  

When my fellow Aussies shake their heads in disapproval of Trump I ask them about Dr Ron Paul. Then I put to them that Ron Paul would have been better (in their opinion) than Trump and that Trump would be far far better than who / what follows.

The pendulum needs to swing back before it's to late

Blogger Cynic In Chief April 27, 2016 5:27 AM  

At this point it's either nominate Trump or nuke the GOP from orbit. Anyone else is "stealing it from the voters".

If Indiana goes the way the way I think it will (Trump +45, Cruz +12. Trump wins statewide and districts 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9. Cruz wins districts 3, 4, 5, and 6) that gives Trump at least 1260 bound or declared delegates going into the convention.

The only way Cruz can pull this off at the convention is to get his planted delegates to unbind everyone on the first ballot and vote for him. Doing so would completely destroy the party and might end with various party leaders and traitorous delegates hanging from lamp posts. That would be a worst-case scenario, but quite possible seeing how unhinged some people get about Trump.

Anonymous M.414 April 27, 2016 5:34 AM  

The unhinged ranting over Ace of Spades has been simultaneously disturbing and illuminating.

Repub voters are told to shut up, get in line and vote for crap candidates like Juan McCain and Mittens but God forbid vote for someone who is actually winning and putting America first.

It boggles the mind.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr April 27, 2016 5:42 AM  

The estimates I've seen show Trump going to the convention 50-70 delegates short. What he needs to concentrate on, especially after Indiana, is hitting Clinton hard while working on his negatives. He's got to go to the convention looking like he's got a good shot. This isn't over, no matter how much people may want it to be.

Watch for a None Of The Above candidate to start to emerge. Cruz's performance may have taken him out as the non-Trump option.

Anonymous Steve April 27, 2016 6:08 AM  

Holy Trumpslide, Batman!

I know these are lower population states, so in raw delegate numbers yesterday was not a deal-closer.

But.

Picking up 57% - 64% of the vote in all five states suggests the race is over as far as Republican voters are concerned.

It suggests that the polls showing Trump has taken a decisive lead nationally are correct.

Donald Trump has the Mandate of Heaven. To try to lawyer him out of the nomination now would destroy any popular credibility the Republican party has left.

Anonymous Bobby Farr April 27, 2016 6:11 AM  

@15 It definitely isn't over yet but I think it will be if Trump dominates in Indiana. He will take NJ and WV and polls suggest he will get 100+ delegates in CA. MT, SD and NE are the only contests where Trump's ability to get a significant number of delegates is in doubt. I think the estimates you're referring to are based on earlier polls when Trump was weaker in Indiana and it was assumed he would be outmaneuvered by Cruz in re to PA's unbound delegates.

Blogger Rantor April 27, 2016 6:24 AM  

The butt hurt, denial and stupidity at RedState, it burns... They like the natural born Canadian. I don't get that they can't see through his lies and stupidity.

Anonymous SWW April 27, 2016 6:58 AM  

had he been able to win Ohio, this would have been over the day he knocked out Rubio

Did you mean Kasich?

Blogger AdognamedOp April 27, 2016 7:01 AM  

I wonder if groucho Marx Levin kicked his dog this morning.

Blogger CM April 27, 2016 7:12 AM  

Did you mean Kasich?

Oh... is Rubio still in the race? Was it Kasich that dropped out after Fl primaries?

Blogger VD April 27, 2016 7:13 AM  

Did you mean Kasich?

No. Read it again.

Blogger rumpole5 April 27, 2016 7:13 AM  

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Anonymous SWW April 27, 2016 7:22 AM  

No. Read it again

Right. Not enough coffee...

Anonymous Steveo April 27, 2016 7:26 AM  

Our politicians are despicable people, and we fight over which despicable person to run our nation? Trump is not a politician and now the political class's worst fear came to light - that we the people know them for what they are. I believe you can vote for Trump and have a nation, or someone else and have a debacle (continue to irrelevance).

I cannot tell you with certainty what Trump will do, but I can tell you he will do it, certainly.

Anonymous mature-Craig April 27, 2016 7:29 AM  

I think Levin started out being behind Trump, before switching to Cruz, he shouldn't feel bad about coming back to Trump

Blogger rumpole5 April 27, 2016 7:34 AM  

I very much hope that you Trumpeters are not surprised if and when Trump turns out to be a one term Jessie Ventura/Arnold Swartzeneeger type, disappointing leader, who ends up welcoming back in millions of L-E-G-A-L foreign workers through that big door in the wall that he keeps talking about. I too love it when he sticks it to the GOPe, They richly deserve it. However, given Trump's history of contradictory statements and behavior,I don't see how we can trust what he says. He certainly will make a better president than Clinton and I'll cheerfully vote for him if nominated. I just hope that throw will turn up box cars and not snake eyes.

Blogger SteelPalm April 27, 2016 7:38 AM  

To be fair, Levin is angry at Trump for the same reason that Ann Coulter was pissed off at Trump for a while; the sleazy Twitter attacks on Cruz's wife.

I don't mind that shit personally, but the older right-wingers, even the ones who approve of nationalism and limiting immigration, remember the classy Ronald Reagan too well and blanch. In Levin's case, he even worked for Reagan and compares any prospective candidate to him.

But yeah, he will come around. It's a new era with a different standard for behavior. For better or for worse.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 27, 2016 7:42 AM  

Rumpole5, which part of "We don't care" is the difficult part for you?

Anonymous Steveo April 27, 2016 7:43 AM  

However, given Trump's history of contradictory statements and behavior,I don't see how we can trust what he says.

Holy Crap Rumpole, how could I have missed that... what with every other political douchebag holding fast to their statements, commitments and the truth and all. My BAD.

do I even???
/S

Blogger Rusty Fife April 27, 2016 7:50 AM  

rumpole5 wrote:I just hope that throw will turn up box cars and not snake eyes

No kidding. Isn't that exactly what every damp Trump supporter has been saying all year? Welcome to the party.

On a high note; I spent some time this weekend with a self-identified establishment, name-dropping, RNC type.

Shell-shocked is the only way to describe it. Basically if Trump wins the Presidency; it's his party to remake in his image. He gets to put all his people in. THIS is what they fear; not what he does in office.

One term is enough to finish the TEA Party populist takeover. They have already been chipping away at the local level, this is the coup de grâce.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 27, 2016 7:51 AM  

Cruz-Kasich, ironically, is to thank for sending Trump's alleged negatives plummeting.

It basically made it obvious how stacked the corruption was against him.

Blogger Gaiseric April 27, 2016 7:53 AM  

SteelPalm wrote:I switched my support from Cruz to Trump (although I would vote for either against Hillary) after the shameful Cruz-Kasich deal.

Cruz missed out on a golden opportunity during all the Soros violence at Trump rallies in the middle of March. If he had only said "While I may disagree with Trump on many issues, I stand together with him in condemning this heinous leftist assault on free speech and the US", he would be in much better shape right now.

At the very least, he would have kept his options open.

It should have been obvious earlier, but it took this election to make me see it; Cruz really only has one tactic; the kamikaze attack. He flew one plane after another against the Washington cartel during his tenure as Senator, and at least he built himself up a brand as a principled conservative, willing to die on various hills for various conservative principles rather than surrender to Leftists. But we saw right quick how quick he was to fly his brand into the Trump ship as well.

All of this tactics are all about finding a bigger plane to crash into his opponents. Now he's thinking that the Republican party itself is big enough that maybe it'll sink the Trump carrier!

From Elysium even Pyrrhus is pointing and laughing in schadenfreude.

Blogger YIH April 27, 2016 7:54 AM  

Scintan:
Another blogger for your list:
http://moonbattery.com/?p=71410.
Dave Blount has pretty much declared war on Rush and Hannity for being neutral to (not anti) Trump.
When I posted the other day I thought Cruz may get Kasich and Rubio to pledge their delegates to him it could bring him to near parity with Trump. Add dirty tricks (still possible) in CA and the GOPe could make the steal. Not yet impossible, but much more difficult now.

Blogger The Kurgan April 27, 2016 7:55 AM  

I think as good ilk and VFM are wont to do, those so inclined might wish to take to Twitter to mock specific pundits that were specifically and intentionally delusional. Make the rubble bounce. Regardless of whose rubble it is.

Blogger 1337kestrel April 27, 2016 7:55 AM  

To try to lawyer him out of the nomination now would destroy any popular credibility the Republican party has left.

Sounds like an argument for Cruz to step up the shenanigans.

As for the DBs at Redstate, I'm sure they will support Kasich if they think he can steal it. But I won't allow them to taint my precious memories of the Cruz campaign.

Blogger Student in Blue April 27, 2016 7:55 AM  

@27. rumpole5

Low chance is better than no chance.

Blogger James Dixon April 27, 2016 7:59 AM  

> He will take NJ and WV

He'll dominate in WV, but the delegate selection process is so arcane he can't get all the delegates. There are 22 possible at large delegates and 9 congressional district delegates. Because of the geographic constraints on delegates, the most he can get 28.

Blogger Gaiseric April 27, 2016 8:00 AM  

CM wrote:Oh... is Rubio still in the race? Was it Kasich that dropped out after Fl primaries?
He's not, but the delegates that he already won are still sticking with him, for now.

If Little Marco had any sense, he'd be the one talking to the Trump camp now to undercut any chance that Kamikaze Ted will try to make a deal before Indiana.

Anonymous mature craig April 27, 2016 8:01 AM  

Re contradictory statements. Nothing wrong with doing some research and getting it right

Blogger Gaiseric April 27, 2016 8:01 AM  

SteelPalm wrote:To be fair, Levin is angry at Trump for the same reason that Ann Coulter was pissed off at Trump for a while; the sleazy Twitter attacks on Cruz's wife.

I don't mind that shit personally, but the older right-wingers, even the ones who approve of nationalism and limiting immigration, remember the classy Ronald Reagan too well and blanch. In Levin's case, he even worked for Reagan and compares any prospective candidate to him.

That's a BS argument, given that it was corrupTED's camp that started that by posting supposedly damaging pictures of Trump's wife. If they can blanch at the one but ignore the other, the only thing they're showing is their lack of integrity.

Blogger SteelPalm April 27, 2016 8:08 AM  

@41

It's not my argument. I don't mind that shit at all. I never thought a leader needed to have class to begin with.

It's Ann Coulter's argument. Even Milo's argument, although he admits he loves the drama and bitchiness.

Anonymous Athor Pel April 27, 2016 8:08 AM  

" 28. Blogger SteelPalm April 27, 2016 7:38 AM
To be fair, Levin is angry at Trump for the same reason that Ann Coulter was pissed off at Trump for a while; the sleazy Twitter attacks on Cruz's wife.

I don't mind that shit personally, but the older right-wingers, even the ones who approve of nationalism and limiting immigration, remember the classy Ronald Reagan too well and blanch.
...
"



It's a self imposed rule on their part, which means they're scrubs and don't know how to win.

Do some newspaper reading from the earliest decades of American independence. Those elections were not gentlemanly. They were mud slinging of the lowest sort and they did it with the real threat of duels.

None of this is new. That these political weasels want to repeatedly rewrite history should not surprise anyone.

Blogger YIH April 27, 2016 8:09 AM  

Napoleon 12pdr:
Watch for a None Of The Above candidate to start to emerge.
I don't think so, the talk about Ryan and Mittens were trial balloons for that - and went over like lead balloons.
Despite his recent performance, Cruz is their least-worst option.
Although CA now looks like an open receiver in the end zone for Trump instead of a Hail Mary from the 50 that anyone could come down with.
BTW be honest, who thought CA would even be relevant by this point?

Anonymous mature craig April 27, 2016 8:11 AM  

It took me a while to see that he would be good as Pres. I liked Christie and Bush in the begining

Blogger Gaiseric April 27, 2016 8:19 AM  

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Blogger Gaiseric April 27, 2016 8:19 AM  

@42: I know, but it's still a BS argument, no matter who claims it, because the only way you can make it with a straight face is to be willfully obtuse and pretend you can't see what the other guys are doing.

Anonymous Bobby Farr April 27, 2016 8:21 AM  

@34 Trump already has more delegates than Cruz, Rubio and Kasich combined and this lead is only going to grow over the remaining primaries. An attempt by these three to pool their delegates in order to determine the nominee would therefore be futile and only make them appear even more corrupt, opportunistic and hostile to the right wing (in other words, consistent with their past behavior).

Blogger Chris Mallory April 27, 2016 8:22 AM  

@27 " I just hope that throw will turn up box cars"

So do I. I also hope they are filled with immigrants and headed towards the nearest land border or port facility.

Anonymous Bobby Farr April 27, 2016 8:28 AM  

@42 Milo said he loved the tweet about Mrs. Cruz. Anyone who thinks the right wing can take power by being "classy" doesn't understand the enemy and may as well write in Bob Dole. A large part of Trump's value comes from strongly rejecting the assumptions of leftists and trying to insult and humiliate them. Contrast with the cucks who filter every thought and word in an attempt to be acceptably dignified losers in the eyes of leftists.

Blogger JDC April 27, 2016 8:59 AM  

Shell-shocked is the only way to describe it. Basically if Trump wins the Presidency; it's his party to remake in his image. He gets to put all his people in. THIS is what they fear; not what he does in office.

They don't hate him because he isn't one of them, but that they are not one of him.

Blogger Mike Romkey April 27, 2016 9:00 AM  

Brutally correct advice for Cruz. He is smart, but he isn't *that* smart, or he wouldn't have made a deal with Kasich.

Blogger rumpole5 April 27, 2016 9:05 AM  

"Rumpole5, which part of "We don't care" is the difficult part for you?“

Hey, I'm not one of the many "I'm going to take my ball and go home" butthurt fools who go apeshit emotional at the thought of Cruz being nominated. The problem is that YOU do "care" too much. Mr. Trump is sending tingles up your legs. Let's focus on keeping another criminal from being elected and not quibble and whine about Cruz vs. Trump.

Blogger rumpole5 April 27, 2016 9:09 AM  

Amen! Brother Chris

Blogger Doom April 27, 2016 9:10 AM  

I was sure hoping he could pull it down. When you are competing with opponents who gladly cheat, in a system that is rigged against you, in a time when foreigners have had more power in election than natives, and possibly since Reagan... Difficult to know what is going on. I don't think tptb are really afraid of the electorate, I don't think Trump has that kind of pull even where he is... Is this becoming the Reagan "tear down this wall" moment? No, he really didn't think it would happen, just as I don't think Trump thought he'd do better than Led Zeppelin. It's either that moment, in America, or he has sold the farm while smoking cigars and playing poker in some, several, many perhaps, back rooms.

One or the other. I'll keep my chips on the table, and raise. Though it's looking like I might well be able to skip voting. He just may not need it. Beside being lazy, I really am mostly dead. I hate to hump it if not necessary. Won't. Well, depending on who and what, mayhap. He, any he, ain't in line for extra duty. *wink*

Blogger James Dixon April 27, 2016 9:14 AM  

> Mr. Trump is sending tingles up your legs.

No, but Mr. Trump's policy position papers are.

OpenID denektenorsk April 27, 2016 9:18 AM  

I don't mind that shit personally, but the older right-wingers, even the ones who approve of nationalism and limiting immigration, remember the classy Ronald Reagan too well and blanch. In Levin's case, he even worked for Reagan and compares any prospective candidate to him.

Apples to Oranges. Reagan didn't have Internet nutbars and 24/7 "news" networks to contend with. I'm not saying it's a good thing but you use the tools you have at hand.

Blogger SteelPalm April 27, 2016 9:23 AM  

@57

Indeed. It's a completely different world with utterly different standards for behavior. Trump is adequate to the current one, not to what would have worked in the 80s.

And it's partly by design, too. Trump plays up his brashness because he knows it's what the electorate wants.

Blogger Nate April 27, 2016 9:25 AM  

I know very few folks here watch fox news but on election nights like last night I often keep it on to see the heads asplode. The best thing I saw was shortly after the polls had closed there was a talking head on jabbering about how from what he was seeing there was no way Trump could catch up with Kaisch in PA.

good times... good times...

Blogger SciVo April 27, 2016 9:29 AM  

I loved both. Outside of Utah, the Melania one is an ad for Trump, and they weren't able to contain it due to the controversy spreading it globally.

Honestly, it's like the GOPe doesn't understand humans. Like they actually believe the pretty little lies they tell themselves about how rational they are, and then project that false self-image on everyone else.

This does, of course, explain why they lose. Leftist leaders also believe those lies about themselves, but then turn around and have gross contempt for the common man's ability to tie his own shoes, let alone be rational.

I think we're hitting the sweet spot where we know that people can be swayed by rhetoric, but we'd rather they take care of themselves.

Anonymous Dan April 27, 2016 9:30 AM  

@rumpole5 -- Trumps immigration policy guy is Senator Jeff Sessions. His spiritual guru is Ann Coulter.

Personnel is policy.

Blogger Harsh April 27, 2016 9:31 AM  

Rumpole5, they can manage Aspergers now, buddy...

Blogger praetorian April 27, 2016 9:38 AM  

¡Hola, ScottyNúmeros!

El Cubanuck better get that supreme court nomination locked up quick.

Blogger James Dixon April 27, 2016 9:51 AM  

Trump's theme song should be People Get Ready:

People get ready
There's a train a-coming
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear diesels humming
You don't need no ticket
You just thank the Lord

Blogger James Dixon April 27, 2016 9:52 AM  

The rest of the lyrics are also appropriate, but Vox doesn't take kindly to full song posts.

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riGGtrYCBvA and http://www.lyricsfreak.com/c/curtis+mayfield/people+get+ready_20294456.html for the Curtis Mayfield version.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr April 27, 2016 9:53 AM  

YIH:

I'm expecting a None Of The Above (NOTA) candidate to be pushed forward precisely because Cruz did so poorly yesterday. Until then, he'd been doing well. Yesterday, Cruz did no better than Kasich...and Kasich is not Presidential timber.

The Fox News analysis was showing Trump coming up ~60 delegates short WITH Indiana...which means that he will have an uphill fight to get the nomination on the first ballot. This opens the potential for a NOTA candidate.

The key is finding a NOTA who's worth running. None of the losers from the 2016 or 2012 cycles have the credibility for it.

Anonymous rienzi April 27, 2016 9:53 AM  

53. Rumpole5: "Mr. Trump is sending tingles up your legs."

No. Actually, it's Mrs. Trump that causes that.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 27, 2016 10:01 AM  

Rumpole...after all this time, you still don't get the Trump thing. If he becomes Bush III in office, it doesn't matter:

A - Hot First Lady plus
B - HOT First Harem plus
C - MSM Mastery plus
D - Nicknames

Makes America Great Again

Blogger rumpole5 April 27, 2016 10:01 AM  

@Dan: " Trumps immigration policy guy is Senator Jeff Sessions. His spiritual guru is Ann Coulter. " Good point. Counter claims that Trump has been solidly anti-immigration for many years, so Coulter's and Sessions' support gives me some comfort about voting for Trump. There is also the argument that Trump already has everything, so why would he be doing this if not for the realization that his very nice looking family will be screwed if the USA disintegrates into third world chaos.

Blogger Jourdan April 27, 2016 10:01 AM  

I don't think there is any way Cruz could come over to the Trump train at this point. Cruz running a third party ticket as the "real Republican" seems more likely to me than that.

Blogger Gaiseric April 27, 2016 10:02 AM  

rumpole5 wrote:"Rumpole5, which part of "We don't care" is the difficult part for you?“

Hey, I'm not one of the many "I'm going to take my ball and go home" butthurt fools who go apeshit emotional at the thought of Cruz being nominated. The problem is that YOU do "care" too much. Mr. Trump is sending tingles up your legs. Let's focus on keeping another criminal from being elected and not quibble and whine about Cruz vs. Trump.

Wrong. America's fight isn't just against Hillary. GOPe Presidents are maybe more palatable, but ultimately no better than crooked, open leftists. America can't stand many more "victories" against Leftism of the type that Cruz represents.

Anonymous Steve April 27, 2016 10:04 AM  

Cruz running a third party ticket as the "real Republican" seems more likely

Sounds expensive. Who would fund him?

Blogger ZhukovG April 27, 2016 10:05 AM  

The American political system has the unfortunate tendency to create in people a short (4 Year) socio-political time preference. With every effort revolving around a given election and it being declared the ‘most important election ever’.

But this election is not important. Trump himself is not important. What he does or fails to do if elected is not important. Cruz is not important. Hillary Clinton is not important.

What is important is, that at this time, we are seeing a potential re-birth of the ‘European American National Idea’.

That ‘Idea’, that the United States is a European Nation based on the ‘Rights of Englishmen’, can transcend this election cycle and become the catalyst for another American Revolution.

Granted, American Revolution 2.0, will probably be a nasty, bloody affair; it will make the first look like a Sunday School Ice Cream Social.

Blogger rumpole5 April 27, 2016 10:08 AM  

I just would point out that since we've had many "tingles up the leg" disasters (Ventura, Swartzenegger and Obama to name 3) you all would do well to take a more "Asperger's" like approach to the situation and cease acting like moist teenage girls at a rock concert.

Blogger tublecane April 27, 2016 10:09 AM  

I listened to Cruz this morning, and of course he made no sense. But what astounds me is what a bad actor he continues to be. Not everyone has to be a Reagan, but you'd think they'd find a better way to teach candidates how to talk. Someone apparently taught Cruz to dramatically pause in the middle of sentences, and it makes him sound like he doesn't believe anything he says.

Trump's strength is that he isn't acting. He's characterized as a Reality TV candidate, but he's more naturalistic than the supposed real people on shows I've seen. Why can't they teach these people to sound like they believe what they're saying? Probably because they're too afraid of getting in trouble for saying what they actually believe . Trump doesn't have that problem, obviously.

I wish I didn't have to talk about such things, but it's better than the gossip and basketball rings the MSM is obsessed with. Candidates are basically auditioning for the role of president, because presidents don't matter much.

Blogger LP9 Forever Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra S.I.G. April 27, 2016 10:18 AM  

What numbers, Cruz did not do well even in conservative or republican areas.

I was scanning stories and read that Cruz while in Indiana stated the term, "basketball ring." Cruz does not want to win, he knew better than to goof like that in a basketball state. Cruz and Trump will not friend each other too soon, maybe later. I doubt it. Trump already stated he did not want Cruz's support and Cruz per his personality traits or hierarchy rank will not let himself endorse Trump.

What a permanent political theater if or when HillHumaLizBernCHelBill are back in office for the next 8 to 16 years of torment and chick stuff. Henhouse! Can you imagine a bunch of women at the POTUS helm?! Hilarious. (Elizabeth Warren)

I question one story about GOP voters will not vote for Trump and some are afraid of him.

Most if not many Americans are emotional or what I call hypnotized voters. Easy marks to diversion topics, neoconned, cucked, think free stuff is real, some do not understand rape culture via immigration. It is so annoying that after the border issues, economic decline, societal decline few have bothered to gain any understanding of banking and econ.

As for a VP pick, I wish Trump would draft one of his sons, for example the son who is on Twitter taking on critics to advance his father, a dynasty of beauty beats a dynasty of doom. No Kas, No Cruz and No women as VP picks. Draft the son - Anyone but an Ohioan, no Cruz, none of the past candidates in 2015, none of them.

In this election season anything can and will happen.

Anonymous Jack Amok April 27, 2016 10:34 AM  

The best thing I saw was shortly after the polls had closed there was a talking head on jabbering about how from what he was seeing there was no way Trump could catch up with Kaisch in PA.

Trump is inducing some heavy burtation in these people.

Anonymous Bobby Farr April 27, 2016 10:35 AM  

Cruz will make a major announcement at 4pm according to CNBC. Maybe this is over

Blogger Nick S April 27, 2016 10:38 AM  

No. Actually, it's Mrs. Trump that causes that.

I want to hear her say, "Kill moose and squirrel."

At this point, I don't think Cruz will be the VP. Newt would probably be a better pick.

Anonymous Jack Amok April 27, 2016 10:45 AM  

What is important is, that at this time, we are seeing a potential re-birth of the ‘European American National Idea’.

We're really waiting for a Boris Yeltsin, someone who starts the preference cascade by standing up on the barricade and not getting shot down. I don't know if Trump is that person, but he's the only candidate running who might be.

His value to the future isn't whatever his policies ended up being (if they're good, that's icing on the cake), his value is openly defying the narrative. If he can win doing that, we as a people might be ready for the real work.

Blogger praetorian April 27, 2016 10:45 AM  

This is now a train song thread.

The old dindus were the best dindus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci4EQDD4CqA

Theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCeUAT5w400

Anonymous AmStrat April 27, 2016 10:51 AM  

Would a Cruz SCOTUS deal help Trump in the general win some of the authentic Cruz supporters (as opposed to nevertrumps who just happen to back Cruz) or would that alienate too many?

Blogger Gaiseric April 27, 2016 10:53 AM  

Steve wrote:Cruz running a third party ticket as the "real Republican" seems more likely

Sounds expensive. Who would fund him?

And how does he even get on the ballot? They actually discussed that on the Fox News election analysis last night and made that point. Most likely, try as hard as they can, the ship has sailed for third party runs, unless they're hoping for a write-in campaign, which is hopelessly quixotic.

Blogger Krul April 27, 2016 10:56 AM  

Here it comes

Blogger Marissa April 27, 2016 11:00 AM  

"Might end with various party leaders and traitorous delegates hanging from lamp posts. That would be a worst-case scenario"

Worst?

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 27, 2016 11:07 AM  

@74 Rumpole: "I just would point out that since we've had many "tingles up the leg" disasters (Ventura, Swartzenegger and Obama to name 3)"

Trump is the message. The message is "Trump you." If he follows through on some of his promises, that's a bonus. Trump doesn't even have to win the general election to be a complete success. The message is sent, and the middle finger is grinding ever deeper into the globalist elite's eye.

Anonymous krymneth April 27, 2016 11:12 AM  

Thr GOPe does believe it's own rhetoric. All organizations eventually do. It's why systematic lying is so dangerous to the liars.

Anonymous mature craig April 27, 2016 11:14 AM  

I think right now the opposition to Trump is trying to portray him is lacking in substance and playing too many games but to that I would say the opposition to Trump plays a lot more games (not Kasich I like admire and respect him) and Trump can beat them in a battle of substance

Anonymous BGKB April 27, 2016 11:22 AM  

Its still possible for the delegates to turn traitor and JEB to be nominated. ((((They)))) might just be stupid enough to do it.

Anonymous BGKB April 27, 2016 11:28 AM  

HilLIARy spending millions on internet trolls, but no mone on learning to manage 2 emaile accounts https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/04/26/action-alert-unfortunate-yet-needed-reminder/

Blogger Chris Mallory April 27, 2016 11:37 AM  

"And how does he even get on the ballot..... unless they're hoping for a write-in campaign"

In Kentucky at least even write ins have to "get on the ballot". For write in votes to be counted the candidate has to have filed with the state presenting a number of signatures. Their name doesn't show up, but any votes written in for them are counted. Otherwise, they are ignored.

Blogger rumpole5 April 27, 2016 11:40 AM  

”The message is sent, and the middle finger is grinding ever deeper into the globalist elite's eye." And that just sends a tingle up your little leg, doesn't it? What gives my ”Asberger's” rational mind a little pause is that Trump IS part of the global elite. He doesn't own a flying jet penthouse to go to the store for a pint of milk, you know. But, to be frank, I'm enjoying that tingle too.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 27, 2016 11:55 AM  

@93 rumpole, Trump has already accomplished the goal I had for him. Anything more is unexpected bonus. That tingle you are experiencing is what success feels like, with maybe a little anticipation of more to come.

That's why we keep saying ``trust doesn't matter,'' and, ``we can't be disappointed.'' Our goals aren't your goals.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 27, 2016 12:05 PM  

No Trump needs to beat the pantsuit off Hillary for the globaliists to feel it.

Anonymous Banonymouse April 27, 2016 12:10 PM  

2.0 was a nasty bloody affair. This would be 3.0

Anonymous Jack Amok April 27, 2016 12:13 PM  

rumpole, are you saying you don't look favorably upon our coming God-Emperor? Surely you can't be serious...

Anonymous McGonzo April 27, 2016 12:14 PM  

It would be interesting to understand the wide-spread "Trump is toast. . . any minute now" statements. How many were pure delusion and how many were attempts to turn the tide? Back at the end of January, some reported interviewed a bunch of Davos guys. One SJW (a Harvard law professor, AIR) expected Trump to drop out by March at the latest. This was about a guy that was leading the polls nonstop since August! Suddenly going to drop out. Yeah, and maybe the guy who wins the Powerball tonight will donate all that money `cuz he doesn't want it, LOL.

I mean, it was crazy. Then Rubio gets the bright idea of trying to outTrump Trump, LOL. And then Mr. Anti-establishment #2 decides the best way he could pull anti-establishment voters from Trump in the biggest anti-establishment primary of my life time by. . . .

. . .being all establishment, pulling delegates in backroom deals and teaming up with uber-establishment Kasich.

LMAO. Did the same idiot who told Rubio to outTrump Trump tell Cruz to out-anti-establishment Trump by being extra establishment?

I mean, the mistakes in this primary. Holy crap. Some of these guys are so stupid they might strangle themselves on their sheets trying to get out of bed. The only way they could make these mistakes is if they still completely failed to understand just WTF is going on.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 27, 2016 12:16 PM  

I just would point out that since we've had many "tingles up the leg" disasters (Ventura, Swartzenegger and Obama to name 3) you all would do well to take a more "Asperger's" like approach to the situation and cease acting like moist teenage girls at a rock concert.

Rumpole, it's not quite the same thing. Ventura and Arnie were running for governor, and their policies regarding the Big Three (immigration, free trade, foreign policy) were irrelevant, and in their cases, they turned out to be essentially Democrats.

Also, Trump is a spending hawk, which neither of those other two were. To get to where he was, he had to be careful with money. Ventura and Arnie didn't; they lucked out and had money thrown at them.

Blogger James Dixon April 27, 2016 12:17 PM  

> Trump is the message. The message is "Trump you." If he follows through on some of his promises, that's a bonus. Trump doesn't even have to win the general election to be a complete success.

Agreed. The combination of Trump on the R side and Bernie on the D side have sent a strong message to the inside that beltway crowd that their party is nearly over. And the very idea terrifies them.

Anonymous Jack Amok April 27, 2016 12:31 PM  

Ventura and Arnie didn't; they lucked out and had money thrown at them.

I have no idea about Ventura, but that's woefully inaccurate about Arnold. He earned his money and was damn savvy about it too.

He also tried to be a spending hawk in CA, but there was too much push back from the government unions and the people didn't have Arnold's back, so he said to hell with it.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 12:36 PM  

@18 Rantor

The butt hurt, denial and stupidity at RedState, it burns... They like the natural born Canadian. I don't get that they can't see through his lies and stupidity.
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That's the land of Erick Erickson- and it's hilarious. I hope Trump invites the Cuckster Supreme to his inauguration. Then at the last minute, I hope he disinvites him and says, "Oh, your wife and daughter might be offended."

Anonymous Gen. Kong April 27, 2016 12:36 PM  

SciVo:
Honestly, it's like the GOPe doesn't understand humans. Like they actually believe the pretty little lies they tell themselves about how rational they are, and then project that false self-image on everyone else.

You give them far too much benefit of the doubt. GOPe = R-squad of the Bank Party = SJW fifth-column. Cruzman-Sachs would never condemn the Soros rent-a-mob attack on Trump because he's literally married to a tentacle of Soros. One of VD's older points is that MPAI. The folks who dutifully fall for 6-7 decades of lies from GOPe (pro-lifers now railing against Trump, for example) are the same ones who think a rigged tribal casino where the tribal members make all the chips and control the game is a "free market". Nothing could be further from the truth. If Trump is not a mole and is actually elected, he'll face a completely hostile congress - who (folks seem to forget) is controlled by the other side (Pedo-Bear Parade and Donks), as is the fully-converged judiciary. He'll be able to thwart them to an extent, but it's not going to be easy and he'd damned well better provide his own security. The one thing he will be able to do regardless is to pull the Banana-Empire out of its numerous foreign entanglements and let the chips fall as they will. I wonder how long the EUSSR (Central Committee, Politburo and Supreme Soviet is the basic structure of the thing for those who haven't ever noticed) would stand were it not for the legion of the Banana Empire on site to serve as muscle? Guess we'd finally get to see if the Euros were worthless cucks or not.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 12:38 PM  

@26 mature-Craig
I think Levin started out being behind Trump, before switching to Cruz, he shouldn't feel bad about coming back to Trump
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Levin has been frothing at the mouth anti-Trump deranged looney as soon as Trump got in the lead, which was early on. The only one I can think worse than him on the radio would be Blubberin' Beck

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 12:43 PM  

@28 SteelPalm

To be fair, Levin is angry at Trump for the same reason that Ann Coulter was pissed off at Trump for a while; the sleazy Twitter attacks on Cruz's wife.
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Nope. He had a hateboner for Trump at the moment he questioned Tundra Teds eligibility under the natural born citizen in the Constitution.

Anonymous Gen. Kong April 27, 2016 12:44 PM  

Cruz running a third party ticket as the "real Republican" seems more likely

Sounds expensive. Who would fund him?

I have no idea who would possibly have the bottomless pockets full of counterfeit cash to fund a Cruzman-Sachs third party 'real-repuke' run …. oh wait….

Blogger Natalie April 27, 2016 12:45 PM  

Nick S wrote:No. Actually, it's Mrs. Trump that causes that.

I want to hear her say, "Kill moose and squirrel."

At this point, I don't think Cruz will be the VP. Newt would probably be a better pick.


I've been waiting this entire election cycle for someone to make that connection.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 12:47 PM  

35. The Kurgan April 27, 2016 7:55 AM
I think as good ilk and VFM are wont to do, those so inclined might wish to take to Twitter to mock specific pundits that were specifically and intentionally delusional. Make the rubble bounce. Regardless of whose rubble it is.
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Between this and the Hugos, it's about time I made a Twitter account and see how fast I get banned

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 12:51 PM  

@37 Student in Blue

Low chance is better than no chance.
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Yep. I hope luck, mitoclorians and The Heavens are on Trumps side :P

A very long time ago, I was playing a game, IIRC it was Victory in the Pacific. I was the US. During that initial Pearl Harbor attack, I believe I rolled something like 35+ sixes. Basically destroyed the Japanese fleet at Pearl Harbor. That was rockin' good luck, etc.

It was highly unlikely, but it did happen!

And that's why I'm rolling dice with Trump.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr April 27, 2016 12:54 PM  

Gingrich would be an excellent VP. I supported him in 2012, he's one of the few people who really understand the Federal bureaucracy...and despise the system while not blaming the workforce.

Blogger James Dixon April 27, 2016 12:54 PM  

> ... it's about time I made a Twitter account and see how fast I get banned

Don't use your real name or address and use a throw away email account (mailinator, for instance).

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 12:55 PM  

@44 YIH
Napoleon 12pdr:
Watch for a None Of The Above candidate to start to emerge.
I don't think so, the talk about Ryan and Mittens were trial balloons for that - and went over like lead balloons.
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http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/25/romney-rubio-tom-cotton-make-bill-kristols-list-third-party-prospects/

Nothing will stop these idiots from trying.

I think the Democrat party is calling some of these neocons and Cucks home.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 12:57 PM  

@45 mature craig
It took me a while to see that he would be good as Pres. I liked Christie and Bush in the begining
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Did you notice how happy Krispy looked at that victory announcement? The previous time he was standing behind Trump like he was a hostage or something

Blogger Timmy3 April 27, 2016 12:57 PM  

Cruz winning Wisconsin had not helped his momentum. Trump is likely the nominee at this point and I'm sorry to say Cruz had a good run, but not winning any southern states was his main competitive issue and his major blunder was "New York values" that sealed his fate in the north east states. In an election where there was a clear uncompromising conservative that lost to a liberal populist, the party of Reagan is truly dead. Trump will be a equally unique individual that will not last even if he wins the presidency and get re-elected. No one will follow in his footsteps. Things will be business as usual. The tea party is dead too politically.

Anonymous BGKB April 27, 2016 1:00 PM  

Twitter account and see how fast I get banned. Don't use your real name or address and use a throw away email account (mailinator, for instance

Don't forget if you have to use a number get a burner phone.

EU Cuck says bend over . http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/7106420/Europe-to-very-soon-have-more-Muslims-than-Christians-Belgian-minister-warns-against-making-an-enemy-of-Islam-at-Brussels-attacks-hearing.html

Anonymous Brick Hardslab April 27, 2016 1:04 PM  

The Kurgan wrote:I think as good ilk and VFM are wont to do, those so inclined might wish to take to Twitter to mock specific pundits that were specifically and intentionally delusional. Make the rubble bounce. Regardless of whose rubble it is.
Go to Legal Insurrection. Used to be a reasonable site. Now they spend all their effort making excuses for Cruz snaking delegates and joining with the Bushes and the GOPe.

Blogger Anthony April 27, 2016 1:07 PM  

She's still got a couple of weeks to switch.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 1:07 PM  

@64
Trump's theme song should be People Get Ready:
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I was thinking more like Screaming for Vengeance by Judas Priest:

http://www.metrolyrics.com/screaming-for-vengeance-lyrics-judas-priest.html

Hey listen don't you let 'em get your mind
Fill your brain with orders and that's not right
They're playing at a game that draws you closer
Till you're living in a world that's ruled by fear

Always takin' baby but that's okay
What they're givin' maybe it's out of phase with me
Told you once you're never gonna win the race
Same old no tomorrow kicked in the face

We are screaming for vengeance
The world is a manacled place
Screaming, screaming for vengeance
The world is defiled in disgrace

There's more, but yeah

Blogger James Dixon April 27, 2016 1:10 PM  

> Belgian minister warns against making an enemy of Islam...

As if they had a choice in the matter. Seriously, don't these people know anything about history? Yeah, that question was largely rhetorical.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 1:12 PM  

@74 rumpole5
cease acting like moist teenage girls at a rock concert.
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I love how Cruzlims, Cucksters, Talk Radio hosts, talking heads, pundits spend entire hours and millions of words trying to quell any enthusiasm Trump supporters might have.

Get over yourselves. You are jealously projecting, and nobody cares.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 1:20 PM  

@90 BGKB

HilLIARy spending millions on internet trolls, but no mone on learning to manage 2 emaile accounts https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/04/26/action-alert-unfortunate-yet-needed-reminder/
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Over at BB, in a hot topic, you can literally tell when they change shifts. They'll be all over the place, then they disappear, then an entire new bunch takes their place, with the same talking points, and it's very obvious :P

Blogger Matamoros April 27, 2016 1:22 PM  

@109 I agree and have been saying that for a good while. Gingrich is articulate, relatively conservative, Southern, knows the political system, and is former Speaker of the House

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 1:23 PM  

@97 McGonzo

The only way they could make these mistakes is if they still completely failed to understand just WTF is going on.
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Someone here told me in the last few days we should consider maybe the blog here has deeper understanding than some of the campaigns

Anonymous mature-Craig April 27, 2016 1:54 PM  

@112
yeah its looking good for Trump now... I would say he needs to sincerely reach out to the African American community more and try to work on being more appealing to them, I suspect that a lot of women dig him, I know for a fact my mom and Aunt like him

Anonymous BGKB April 27, 2016 1:59 PM  

I would say he needs to sincerely reach out to the African American community more and try to work

Forget reaching out to them, just tell them that the democrats favor illegal aliens over them, there is plenty of proof. The left wants to give Hispanics the black's welfare cheese.

Blogger YIH April 27, 2016 2:00 PM  

Steve:
Sounds expensive. Who would fund [a Cruz third party bid]?
Steve Sailer points out that money may not be the problem.
What could be a problem however are ''sore loser'' laws, which may or may not apply.
He might be able to pull off the Libertarian Party nod which would get him on the ballot on all 50 states - and likely as many votes as the late, great Pat Paulsen.

Anonymous #8601 Jean Valjean April 27, 2016 2:07 PM  

@109 and @120

I'd prefer a real nationalist like Pat Buchanan for VP but since he's probably too hold, agreed on the Newt!

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 2:12 PM  

@122 mature-Craig

yeah its looking good for Trump now... I would say he needs to sincerely reach out to the African American community more and try to work on being more appealing to them, I suspect that a lot of women dig him, I know for a fact my mom and Aunt like him
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Herman Cain is the last of the radio hosts, to my knowledge, who hasn't gone Trump Derangement.

Then you got Diamond and Silk, The Doctor of Common Sense, and some other fun youtubers.

There has been a few rallies I have seen where black pastors come out in support of Trump, and there are several had their kids murdered that he lets speak at the podium. Most of that you can find in the various Trump rallies on youtube.

Look at this and see what you think
http://www.ijreview.com/2015/11/461306-these-5-acts-of-kindness-reveal-theres-more-to-donald-trump-than-just-his-celebrity-persona/

Anonymous Wyrd April 27, 2016 2:18 PM  

Fox News is reporting Cruz has picked Fiorina as his running mate. Kek.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 2:20 PM  

This has the potential to rival a Mockery Ninja post :

http://injo.com/2016/04/591441-woman-made-famous-for-looking-like-ted-cruz-accepts-shocking-porn-request/

Anonymous #8601 Jean Valjean April 27, 2016 2:27 PM  

@126 Were-Puppy those types of acts of kindness are why I don't worry about Trump's Christian bonafides.

Blogger Salt April 27, 2016 2:31 PM  

Trump's foreign policy speech given today.

Anonymous #8601 Jean Valjean April 27, 2016 2:34 PM  

This is what Newt had to say about Trump's FP speech:

"This was a serious foreign policy speech by Trump. It is worth reading and thinking about. It will be ridiculed by Washington elites.

Elites have to attack Trump's foreign policy speech because he is challenging their core values and failures. To them it is dangerous ideas."

OpenID kbswift April 27, 2016 2:44 PM  

"No country has ever prospered that failed to put its own interests first. Both our friends and enemies put their countries above ours and we, while being fair to them, must do the same.

We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism.

The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down, and will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs."

Anonymous Brick Hardslab April 27, 2016 2:51 PM  

YIH wrote:Steve:

Sounds expensive. Who would fund [a Cruz third party bid]?

Steve Sailer points out that money may not be the problem.

What could be a problem however are ''sore loser'' laws, which may or may not apply.

He might be able to pull off the Libertarian Party nod which would get him on the ballot on all 50 states - and likely as many votes as the late, great Pat Paulsen.


I saw him many years ago. He was a great comedian and indulged a pair of boys who asked him faux policy questions. He was a good sport too when we tried to slip in a real one just to get a reaction.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 27, 2016 2:57 PM  

@99 James Dixon "The combination of Trump on the R side and Bernie on the D side have sent a strong message to the inside that beltway crowd that their party is nearly over."

Not only is this a warning to the inside the beltway crowd, but it is a signal to us outside the beltway. Win, lose or draw, Trump shows us we have an alternative; we don't have to settle for the anointed globalist. That's why we've already won with Trump. (Stating the obvious for Rumpole.)

Stupid Blogspot ate my comment, so trying again.

Blogger Lovekraft April 27, 2016 3:02 PM  

@ 121: Someone here told me in the last few days we should consider maybe the blog here has deeper understanding than some of the campaigns

Flip it and put it out that Trump's team could get a few pointers on how the Supreme Dark Lord handles the regressives in the Hugos and apply it to the nation's usual gang of idiots: Democrats, La Raza, BLM, every college faculty etc.

Blogger YIH April 27, 2016 3:13 PM  

Ted Cruz has lost his mind. He's become delusional. How bad? He's announcing a running mate. Carly Fiorina.
Two words: Baker Act.

Anonymous mature-Craig April 27, 2016 3:14 PM  

Cruz third party bid]

that guy just does not give up

Anonymous Gen. Kong April 27, 2016 3:28 PM  

135 notes:
Ted Cruz has lost his mind. He's become delusional. How bad? He's announcing a running mate. Carly Fiorina.

That positively reeks of a third-party run. Perhaps Heidi the bimbo-banksta already secured the services of the Llord Bankfein's money-machine. So much for the anti-GOPe poster boy.

Anonymous Random American April 27, 2016 3:45 PM  

Shimshon#11:
"My wife is registered to vote in CA. She's upset that she can't vote for Trump because she registered as a Libertarian."

She has until May 23rd. Sooner the better, though. It took about 10 days for my re-registration from Independent/decline to state to Republican to be acknowledged.

YIH#34: It's a shame how early and strongly Moonbattery came out against Trump. I love most of his content, but he clearly puts ideological purity far above winning or social realities. That would be fine, if a hard anti-abortion Christian had any chance of winning. That kind of fervor is for representatives, not presidential races...at least, not yet. And while he's no friend of fake refugees, I think that like many conservatives, he still hasn't woken up to the scope of the problems with mass immigration. He still appears to believe that people in the GOP elite care a single whit about the people of the country. Trump may flip-flop completely on this issue, but the wake-up call is what was really needed. No other republican was going to do that, even Cruz only really got on board after it was clear it was a winning issue.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 27, 2016 3:47 PM  

Didn't Cruz pay Fiorina $600000 last year to cover up his affairs or something? Fuzzy on details but damn is Cruz a weirdie.

Anonymous AmStrat April 27, 2016 3:51 PM  

I'm thinking the Cruz third party threat is probably a bargaining chip, perhaps a last minute hostage if you will.

Blogger Joshua Sinistar April 27, 2016 3:51 PM  

I doubt they will do the Right thing. Stupid is as Stupid does, and Stupid will be their epitaph. They killed the economy, they killed Pax Americana, and Now the Piece Resistance: They Will Kill Themselves. Count on it. They have gone FULL RETARD. They will not turn back. They're going to fly this plane ALL THE WAY TO THE GROUND.

Anonymous Random American April 27, 2016 4:00 PM  

Timmy3 #113: Hey there, gloomy Gus, you act as if everyone is as crippled at learning and growing as the average semi-literate democrat.

Not so. The rise of a more nationalist sentiment, the realization by average whites that the current elites, including GOP elites, hate them, and the lessons learned by simply observing a guy like Trump....these are priceless, and far more important than whether or not we fund Planned Parenthood this year, or what "values" bullshit some lying loser spouts.

If you want any kind of a traditional life, if you want to retain any kind of personal freedom, if you want a peaceful, prosperous country...you're going to have to fight for it. Waxing on about True Conservatism (tm) isn't going to do it...that's what got us here in the first place. The CronyCap Globalists and True Believer Progressive Social Engineers will NEVER, EVER leave you alone without a fight.

Anonymous Takin' a Look April 27, 2016 4:02 PM  

Ted cruz Downfall Ted cruz loses his shit

Anonymous Random American April 27, 2016 4:06 PM  

For Shimshon #11:

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration

DO IT!!!! FEELS GOOD!!!

Blogger James Dixon April 27, 2016 4:14 PM  

> He might be able to pull off the Libertarian Party nod which would get him on the ballot on all 50 states

He'd probably have better luck with the Constitution Party, though I'm not sure they're in all 50 states.

Blogger tublecane April 27, 2016 4:21 PM  

@109-"and despise the system"

Gingrich despises the system? Gingrich, whose personal hero is FDR? Who advocates global empire for business interests (out in the open; truly, I've heard him)? Who warns about "right-wing social engineering" in regards to entitlement reform on a Paul Ryan scale? Which means he's at least to the left of Paul Ryan.

Gingrich is a neoconservative and establishment figure, purely and simply. He bites back is all the credit I can give him, and it isn't nothing. But there's no system he despises.

Blogger YIH April 27, 2016 4:24 PM  

Cruz is making his announcement now.
/pol/ is having a field day with this, this one is my favorite

Blogger tublecane April 27, 2016 4:30 PM  

@135-I've heard cable tv speculating on whether Trump would run with Fiorina, for no other reason than that Hillary is female and Carly is female. I thought they could've come up with a better female. It's not like they're restricted to faces that have previously been part of the presidential soap opera storyline. Trump could bring in a guest star.

Could it be, however,that they were setting it up to look like Cruz is stealing Trump's thunder? They're always setting things up.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab April 27, 2016 4:36 PM  

Steal his thunder? With what, uncontrollable laughter?

Blogger rumpole5 April 27, 2016 4:38 PM  

"rumpole, are you saying you don't look favorably upon our coming God-Emperor? Surely you can't be serious.."

Oh, I forgot about the dread ilk Cthulhu following. Good point! It all makes sense now!

Anonymous Cheddarman April 27, 2016 4:50 PM  

Cruz going 3rd party is not a viable option this late in the game. He would look like a sore looser and would get a few cuckservative votes but nothing more. No rank and file Republicans would vote for him. It would also torpedo his political career. It is also a big deal to get on the ballot in most states in the us. Nate had talked about this in previous posts.

Anonymous Cheddarman April 27, 2016 4:53 PM  

Cruz going 3rd party against trump to give the election to hilldog ain't gonna happen.

Blogger James Dixon April 27, 2016 4:56 PM  

> "rumpole, are you saying you don't look favorably upon our coming God-Emperor? Surely you can't be serious.."

He is serious. And don't call him Shirley.

Anonymous rubberducky April 27, 2016 4:59 PM  

Re: Mark Levin -- Mark's break with Trump did not occur as a result of the Melania/Heidi shaming episode. Roger Stone made an allegation that Washington groups made bulk purchases of Levin's books in order both to inflate his sales numbers and to kickback some money to Levin. That is what prompted Levin to endorse Cruz. Although he was clearly trending in that direction at the time anyway.

Anonymous BGKB April 27, 2016 5:03 PM  

Ted Cruz has lost his mind. He's become delusional. How bad? He's announcing a running mate. Carly Fiorina

I would vote for Fiorina if she promised to do to the federal workforce what she did to companies she was CEO of.

black pastors come out in support of Trump, and there are several had their kids murdered that he lets speak at the podium

He might be able to pull over 15% of the black vote.

Didn't Cruz pay Fiorina $600000 last year to cover up his affairs or something? Fuzzy on details but damn is Cruz a weirdie.

Maybe she has more blackmale dirt on him than just the 5 hookers.

Anonymous cheddarman April 27, 2016 5:27 PM  

I hope Trump comes out with official campaign gear with Hillary in an orange jumpsuit

Anonymous cheddarman April 27, 2016 5:29 PM  

You day "blackmale" is Cruz a switch hitter?

Blogger Were-Puppy April 27, 2016 5:30 PM  

@139 VFM #6306
Didn't Cruz pay Fiorina $600000 last year to cover up his affairs or something? Fuzzy on details but damn is Cruz a weirdie.
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IIRC, it was 500K and it was a payoff because one of Teddies affairs was with Fiorinas campaign manager?

Can't really remember, after the midget in the closet, the rest kind of paled in comparison :P

Anonymous Bobby Farr April 27, 2016 5:38 PM  

Excellent foreign policy speech by Trump. As solidly in the pre-WW2, America First camp as one could hope for. Waiting for neocon heads to explode

Anonymous mature craig April 27, 2016 5:43 PM  

Beinart traitorous snake that's what I say

Anonymous mature-Craig April 27, 2016 7:06 PM  

159 is an eg of immature Craig, I take it back

howeve listening to Trump talking about Cruz I am now convinced that Cruz is not an honest man, I didn't hear what Cruz allegedly lied about however I trust Trump that if he says Cruz lied I believe that Cruz lied, plus I observed a couple of other things from Cruz that I didn't like, so now I no longer will feel guilty if I speak negatively about Cruz once in a while during the election

Blogger Roger G2 April 27, 2016 7:11 PM  

Question is, can he defeat Hillary? If he does, color me floored. Of course, not like Trump hasn't already baffled every single personal prediction I've made so far.

OpenID aew51183 April 27, 2016 8:34 PM  

@161

"Question is, can he defeat Hillary?"

I don't know, is water wet? Hillary tried to trot out a sexist attack in the fall and Trump shut her down within 36 hours. She's tried again recently and he delivered such a hefty rhetorical kill-shot Scott Adams is raving.

Anonymous mature-Craig April 27, 2016 9:54 PM  

No country has ever prospered that failed to put its own interests first

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

Blogger LP9 Forever Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra S.I.G. April 28, 2016 6:55 AM  

Alright, Cruz Carly.

I wish Trump would draft Ivanka Marie Trump as VP. Carly and Ivanka would debate sufficiently.

But I want Trump to draft one of his sons as VP to promote a patriachy, only such will crush, I mean feelzbadzsjwshriekzone as sjw's dont like logic, reason, beauty or speaking in a normal tone, Trump's VP pick might ppush the GOPe and HILLBern over the edge in debates.

SJW: Proof - http://www.infowars.com/this-is-what-a-social-justice-warrior-looks-like/ Not Safe for Work and features armpit hair and other - well, just know one's opponent or know the sjw spectrum disorder

Blogger Giorgos Papadopoulos April 30, 2016 4:07 PM  

How can a man be so based

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