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Monday, August 01, 2016

Why Trump?

Tom Kratman answers the question and explains why anyone, with any sense at all, will be supporting Trump over the status quo candidate:
Trump is pissed – dare I say “royally pissed”? – at the DC establishment that wants his money but shuns him. There’s a better than fair chance, and a better chance than we’ve had since Reagan who, at the time, had bigger sturgeon to slice, for us to have someone in the White House who may actually purge the bureaucracy that’s taken over the country. Oh, no, he won’t do everything we need and stand the upper echelons of the Agency and State, EPA, Justice, etc., against a wall with the Old Guard providing the firing squads. But he’s fairly likely to trim them badly enough to put the fear of God – which is to say the fear of you and me; “Vox Populi, vox Dei!” – into the remaining swine.

And then there’s what I think is the most important thing, the answer to the question of why Trump is even running. To me, it’s obvious: He doesn’t need graft or girls; he wants a better place in the history books than the one he’s earned so far as “slumlord to the elite.” He wants to earn that better place. This will tend to make him controllable, to make him at least try to keep his campaign promises in a way we haven’t seen since Reagan and defeating the Soviet Union. I expect that wall on our Southern border to go up. I expect him to repudiate the globalist “Free trade” agreements that have allowed the world’s piratical and parasitic “elite” to loot us, Russia, Europe, everyone not of their little class. I expect some bureaucracy trimming. Why? Because he’s such a great guy? No, because he wants that place in the history books.
That's my impression too. Trump doesn't need the money or the power. He doesn't need the fame or the babes. What he wants is a meaningful place in history, and there is only one way he can achieve that.

You can't trust Donald Trump's principles, his words, or his commitment to Jesus Christ. But if you can't trust in his vanity, if you can't place any faith in the vanity of a egocentric man who has stamped his name in gold letters on everything he can, in what can you possibly trust?

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Blogger Robert Divinity August 01, 2016 7:17 PM  

You handled the third party candidate issue well, Tom.

Blogger Jourdan August 01, 2016 7:21 PM  

This is my sense of Trump as well. A nobody like Sanders can "fight" for what he believes in and then walk away with nothing because he's not in it to make a name worthy of history. Trump clearly is. There is no other possible explanation for this run.

Anonymous johnc August 01, 2016 7:25 PM  

Ahh, fuck it.

I guess I'll vote for Trump.

Blogger SouthRon August 01, 2016 7:27 PM  

Vanity demands it.

Blogger Jon M August 01, 2016 7:27 PM  

Trump may be disappointed in the short term, as the guys who write the history books these days are the court stenographers at universities and in the media who have already decided Trump is the worst leader any nation has ever had in the history of ever.

Long term, though, those guys will die and their words will fade. History will come around and describe Trump in even more glowing terms than Hilary described Reagan in her nomination speech. The truth will out, and he's smart enough to know that.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr August 01, 2016 7:31 PM  

Men will die for honor. Not for money. But Trump needs to win.

Anonymous Andrew E. August 01, 2016 7:32 PM  

Trump had me at Mexican rapists (which he of course didn't back down from, but rather doubled down).

It really took no more than that for a thinking person to see that Trump had changed politics forever, and for the better.

Anonymous JAG August 01, 2016 7:34 PM  

If I were Trump I would spend my entire first term doing three things.

First, I would issue an executive order that erases ALL Obama executive orders effective immediately.

Second, I would fire each and every leftist appointed shitlib in the executive branch. Every damn one. If you were appointed by a (D) then you are fired. The courts be damned. Let them enforce their mandate if they dare.

Hell, I would fire all of the Bush appointees as well just for good measure.

Third, I would prosecute Clinton, and as many corrupted politicians from both parties as I could find time for.

Blogger Tom K. August 01, 2016 7:41 PM  

I have a Meme that says, "I trust Trump's Ego more than Hillary's word.

It has been clear to me since last year that Trump is the ONLY politician whose motivations we know and can understand!

He wants to be Great! He wants the Trump name to be Great!
And in order to do that he MUST Make America Great Again!

What motivates Cruz? Rubio? ¡Jeb?

I have NO idea.

He may be lying to all of us. Nut if he is the Trump name and brand are finished.

I don't think he wants that!

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Blogger Joshua_D August 01, 2016 7:41 PM  

Yep. Besides all the other reasons I like Trump, I think the odds are good that he will try to do what he pledged.

Blogger Cluebat Vanexodar August 01, 2016 7:43 PM  

This is exactly what I have been saying. Big Legacy.

Anonymous TheVillageIdiot Ret. August 01, 2016 7:47 PM  

When Americas' economy becomes Trumps' legacy
what will Trump do to his legacy?
DannyR

Anonymous Contra1789 August 01, 2016 7:48 PM  

You can't trust Trump. What of it? If he doesn't follow through, simply denounce him and move on.

Blogger Joshua_D August 01, 2016 7:48 PM  

Yuge Legacy. Yuuuuuuuge.

Anonymous FisherOfMen August 01, 2016 8:02 PM  

I think you should make another point:

All of Trump's investment is in real estate. This means that, unlike Obama, Hillary, etc, he can't ruin America and then simply walk away from all his bad decisions and go find some island or lefty Euro country to live in.

If America falls, Trump's investments fall. If America rises, Trump's investments rise. He might be the first president for whom America's prosperity = his prosperity in a hundred years.

Blogger James Dixon August 01, 2016 8:12 PM  

> This is exactly what I have been saying. Big Legacy.

Not just Big. Yuuuge!

Blogger James Dixon August 01, 2016 8:13 PM  

Rats, Joshua beat me to it. Good work, Joshua.

Blogger pyrrhus August 01, 2016 8:15 PM  

@8 Yes, Trump should immediately issue one Executive Order that revokes all prior executive orders, by name and number, except those that are appropriate and constitutional. That, by itself, would secure his place in history.

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen August 01, 2016 8:23 PM  

Almost everyone believes that Donald's primary driver is his enormous ego. I disagree.

Of course he has one. But that is the matador's flag, the acceptable vice concealing a man the masses could not otherwise understand. The man who speaks in children's words for television does not think in them.

Donald's primary psychological driver is loyalty - an insular form of honor. He and his first.

He feels loyalty to the the USA, and has wanted to fix it for a long time. The corrupt system chafes him. He happily won under it - but it chafes him.

I repeat: Donald is a creature of loyalty, and he feels loyalty to the USA. That is why he wants to make her great again. And he's just the man to bend this blushless whore over and have his way.

Remember that pride in one's name is the most ancient and primitive form of honor. "Trump" is the word he hurls in the teeth of lesser men, like a thrown gauntlet.

Honor and fear were heaped upon his name and, in time, he became a king by his own pimp hand... And this story shall also be told.

Blogger Brian S August 01, 2016 8:34 PM  

I certainly feel some sense of comfort voting for a populist outsider. Every over vote went to losers or liars, and I don't think things can get much worse without getting bloody and chaotic.

Anonymous JacksCarlton August 01, 2016 8:36 PM  

This take is so dead on I can hardly stand it. How often in history do we have a reason this good to think a presidential candidate might actually do what he says he is going to do?

Anonymous BGKB August 01, 2016 8:46 PM  

Viva Trump! Viva la Junta! Viva! Viva! Viva Trump's Pinochet Helicopter!

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 01, 2016 8:48 PM  

Trump doesn't need the money or the power. He doesn't need the fame or the babes.

Or the little boys.

Blogger tz August 01, 2016 8:49 PM  

Trumparency. Guileless.

Anonymous BGKB August 01, 2016 8:54 PM  

What is the best rhetorical augment against the 10 "GOLD STAR" cucks propping their dead sons supporting the moslem from the DNC who propped up his dead son while waving the constitution? That that Khan's death likely saved American lives, as he was killed before he experienced an attack of Sudden Jihad Syndrome and turned his guns on his fellow soldiers ruffled feathers.

Anonymous PhillipGeorge(c)1974 August 01, 2016 8:54 PM  

BGKB, I lament also. He could have been truly great. He could have attempted the blogosphere, to conquer cyberspace, instead he's chosen the easy path of building, international politics, civic reconstruction.

Blogger tz August 01, 2016 8:57 PM  

v.s. the "status quo candidate"? Aside from trying to find a metaphysical and epistemological basis for allowing suicide, I don't want to think about the implications of Hillary (other than how with not too much effort I can cut off my locality from the "outside world" and let it go to hell without us).

Blogger Cail Corishev August 01, 2016 8:59 PM  

He feels loyalty to the the USA, and has wanted to fix it for a long time. The corrupt system chafes him. He happily won under it - but it chafes him.

Yes. He also loves America in the simple, sentimental way that's considered embarrassing by the punditry and others in blue areas, but which I still see at small town parades. Trump's America has more casinos and golf courses than ours does, but the feeling is the same.

That's why I've said Trump, if he wins, will end up being the most conservative president of my lifetime, in the 1950s, Normal Rockwell sense of conservative. He's no intellectual post-Reagan conservative, focused on tax cuts and military adventures; but he has that sense of "C'mon, we can do better than that" that used to underlie American culture.

That's why I also expect him to be more actively pro-life than any president since Roe -- again, not because he has rigorous intellectual or religious arguments against abortion, but because he knows in his gut that motherhood and babies are good things, and abortion is bound to look like gross failure to him. He'll also recognize that it's smart strategy to force the Democrats to defend their sacrament. I'll take it.

Blogger Sun Xhu August 01, 2016 8:59 PM  

And his vanity is distinctly Trump. Trump's flavor of vanity is appealing to everyone in the "flyover" country AND in the inner city. He's very unusual, in that respect.

Anonymous fop August 01, 2016 9:06 PM  

You know Caligula wanted to reform the system too. After corrupt Tiberius, the people yearned for someone who would restore democracy and Caligula gave it to them. He built up the military. He reformed the tax system. He was widely adored. Things went great for a while....

Then the economy tanked - and Rome saw just what happens to unvarnished vanity in a time of crisis.

Anonymous #8601 August 01, 2016 9:11 PM  

In Vanity We Trust

Anonymous Leonidas August 01, 2016 9:14 PM  

I believe the real reason Trump is running is because things like Citizens United and the rise of SuperPACs has priced him out of the market. Even at his wealth, he can't afford to buy the politicians anymore - the going price is too steep. So he's running himself.

As it happens, I think we'll get a lot of the things that Kratman and Vox say. Not so much because he cares about the history books (although that's possible) but because he's allied himself so thoroughly with the people - and more importantly, against the DC elites - that he basically has to follow through or he's worse off than if he never ran.

In the end though, we'd get a similar effect either way. So it's hard to tell if I'm right or if VD and Mr. Kratman are. But if we get the desired effect, I honestly don't care.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 01, 2016 9:22 PM  

fop
Then the economy tanked - and Rome saw just what happens to unvarnished vanity in a time of crisis.

Yeah, but look at Trump's hair. That's not unvarnished vanity.

Blogger praetorian August 01, 2016 9:23 PM  

You know Caligula wanted to reform the system too.

You know who else wanted to reform the system?

Hitler...

Just sayin' man...

Really makes you think.

[muffled rap music plays in the distance]

Blogger anne August 01, 2016 9:24 PM  

If America falls, Trump's investments fall. If America rises, Trump's investments rise. He might be the first president for whom America's prosperity = his prosperity in a hundred years.

A president with skin in the game! Such a refreshing turn of events.

Anonymous #8601 August 01, 2016 9:27 PM  

Trump likely hates the New York elites more than the D.C. elites (granted there is some overlap). The old-money NY elites never accepted Trump. They consider him a tacky, classless, nouveaux-riche moron, just like Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack.

Trump is giving them the giant middle finger.

And he has Yuuge fingers.

Blogger James Dixon August 01, 2016 9:27 PM  

> Then the economy tanked - and Rome saw just what happens to unvarnished vanity in a time of crisis.

Have you looked at our economy lately? The elite statements to the contrary, it's already tanked.

Also, Trump isn't running to be emperor.

Anonymous Cheddarman August 01, 2016 9:28 PM  

IMO one reason Trump is running is because he loves his children and grand children.

Blogger cheddarman August 01, 2016 9:33 PM  

Maybe Tom Kratman will be Trump's Secretary of Crucifixions.

Blogger Tom Kratman August 01, 2016 9:34 PM  

And he needs to play that up more, Ched, not in the smarmy kissing babies and wearing an Indian feathered headdress. but in a simple down home, "I want to leave my kids, and yours, a real country to live in."

Blogger J Melcher August 01, 2016 9:38 PM  

I've been asking myself, which candidate is more likely to be intimidated by the threat of impeachment.

Or the actual HoR articles of impeachment resolution?

Or a trial in the Senate?

Seems to me that for the system to work at all, every one of the designed-in features has to be working. Congress and the Supremes have to enjoy a credible power to restrain a runaway Executive.

I'm fairly sure that, given the history AND current events, the prospect of impeachment holds any sway over anyone named "Clinton."

It is to be devoutly hoped that a president named Trump will want, himself, avoid actions that would inspire an opposition's attempts to impeach. But should he overcome his own judgement and inhibitions to actually do something amazingly bad for the nation, I do predict that Congress is more willing to call out the error with Trump.

Blogger J Melcher August 01, 2016 9:39 PM  

"holds NO sway" or maybe "doesn't hold any sway"

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr August 01, 2016 9:42 PM  

If Trump used that approach, that he's motivated by love of country, he can crush Clinton. Because she hates the Ubited States.

Blogger Mountain Man August 01, 2016 9:46 PM  

"The man who speaks in children's words for television does not think in them."

This ! I know someone who rubs shoulders with him on a fairly regular basis. This person said that the Trump you see on TV and the Trump that you have a private dinner with are two different people. In private he can converse ,in depth, on any number of topics intelligently and politely.
In public he speaks at fifth grade level. And often comes across boorish. When asked "why the dichotomy'? His response was " thats the only way to reach the people."

Blogger Tim August 01, 2016 9:47 PM  

Nope. You are all way off the mark. Trump is running because him and one of his buddies was sittin' down at the Dinner Bell, and the buddy turns to him and says "Yeah, I know one thing you can't do. You can't ever be President!". And Trump thinks about it for a minute and says "Here. Hold my beer." And the next thing you know, here we are. And that is why he is getting the redneck vote. We fully understand that sort of thing.

Blogger Were-Puppy August 01, 2016 9:50 PM  

@8 JAG

First, I would issue an executive order that erases ALL Obama executive orders effective immediately.
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He should put together some kind of team to analyze every executive order going all the way back to Johnson, and dispose of as many as possible.


Hell, I would fire all of the Bush appointees as well just for good measure.
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Both Bushes, and if any Carter ones remain, can them too.


Third, I would prosecute Clinton, and as many corrupted politicians from both parties as I could find time for.
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If he first goes after treasonous media types, it will make the rest a lot easier.

Blogger residentMoron August 01, 2016 9:52 PM  

Forgot Trump for a moment. Think about the kind of nationalist who will be running in 8 years time if you don't elect Trump.

Then vote Trump.

Anonymous physics geek August 01, 2016 9:55 PM  

I neither support Trump, nor do I oppose him. I recognize WHY he happened though, and said so late last summer. Even so, I think that the best he can hope for is a small electoral college victory. All this talk of a Trump landslide is silly simply because the math doesn't add up unless he is up >5% going in to election day.

This position is based purely on an analysis of the numbers as I see them. I would dearly love to see Hillary NOT become president, but I fear that she will be. Feel free to dispute my state by state analysis. Point out where I am in error.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 01, 2016 9:56 PM  

FisherOfMen wrote:If America falls, Trump's investments fall. If America rises, Trump's investments rise.
"What's good for General Mo... uh, Donald Trump is good for America, and vice versa."

Cail Corishev wrote:That's why I also expect him to be more actively pro-life than any president since Roe -- again, not because he has rigorous intellectual or religious arguments against abortion, but because he knows in his gut that motherhood and babies are good things, and abortion is bound to look like gross failure to him.
Down syndrome, spina bifida, anencephaly and Zika microcephaly are gross failures too.  72% of all abortions in Mississippi going to Black women is a massive success.  "Pro-life" has been the carrot dangled in front of the social-conservative donkey for 40 years now.  Stop being fools.  Oh, wait... MPAI.

Blogger Mountain Man August 01, 2016 9:58 PM  

Trump is like a national version of the" Company Town - Founder/Owner". Even up until the mid 70's /early 80's there were locally based men - like him - spread all throughout the byways of middle/rural America. There are still vestiges of this left , but thanks to the erosion caused by the trifecta of "free trade" , overregulation and high taxation - men like him and the company towns they built are pretty much a faded memory.
I think this is one of the reasons his vanity and ego are appreciated in "flyover country". Its a paternalistic sort of ego not a psychopathic/narcissitic ego so prevalent in the likes of Hitlery,Pud Ryan and Bitch McConnell.

Blogger Mountain Man August 01, 2016 9:59 PM  

@46
Except that he doesn't drink

Anonymous PhillipGeorge(c)1974 August 01, 2016 10:01 PM  

there you go Mr Rational, Evil ution is good and your just the man to take it big time

Blogger praetorian August 01, 2016 10:06 PM  

"Pro-life" has been the carrot dangled in front of the social-conservative donkey for 40 years now. Stop being fools. Oh, wait... MPAI.

Do you think Vox is an idiot?

Anonymous Rolf August 01, 2016 10:06 PM  

So Tom thinks that the world has come to a point where, for Trump, it is politically profitable to do the right things, as Milton Friedman said.

Sounds good enough to me.

Blogger LP9 Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra August 01, 2016 10:07 PM  

Cuz Trump and the patriarchy is alike my art label, Solidified in Gold!

Blogger EscapeVelocity August 01, 2016 10:15 PM  

Donald Trump is the return of the WASP noblesse oblige.

It was a mistake to let the Jews into the institutions and the power structure of the United States. (See Wolf of Wallstreet) Jews have nothing but hostility to the European Christian nation, no since of duty to it.

Blogger bob k. mando August 01, 2016 10:17 PM  

you want to know a great sign?

the rabbits are starting to squee:
http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1323807
Lets say, as a hypothetical scenario, a narcissistic, erratic, unstable, unqualified presidential candidate/demagogue became the president elect on November 8th 2016. If the majority of people, including elected government officials in the United States, felt that the presidential elect was objectively and woefully unfit to be president. How can the presidential elect lawfully, and within the bounds of the constitution be stopped from becoming president?

Anonymous Gen. Kong August 01, 2016 10:18 PM  

BGKB wrote:What is the best rhetorical augment against the 10 "GOLD STAR" cucks propping their dead sons supporting the moslem from the DNC who propped up his dead son while waving the constitution? That that Khan's death likely saved American lives, as he was killed before he experienced an attack of Sudden Jihad Syndrome and turned his guns on his fellow soldiers ruffled feathers.

The grand pas-de-cuck of gold-star ghost-dancing and constitutional deck-chair feng-shui. Truly the finest train-ride evah. That Moose-limb gave his last drop of blood for Llord Bankfein great Banana Empire, a national hero!

Blogger VFM #7634 August 01, 2016 10:22 PM  

You can't trust Trump, but there's a possibility that he'll do the right things for the American people.

There's absolutely no possibility that the sick witch will.

Blogger EscapeVelocity August 01, 2016 10:26 PM  

*sense

Anonymous krymneth August 01, 2016 10:26 PM  

A month or two ago, Vox posted am eye-opening article about how hard it is to communicate across a thirty-point IQ gap. It clarified a lot of my life experience for me, because like many here, I'm reasonably intelligent.

The more I watch Trump, the more I think he's the unicorn... the very-high IQ guy who has turned his high IQ on the task of communicating and persuading everybody. I've seen estimates that put him as high as 150; I am wondering if that's not still quite low.

Because what he has already done should not be possible. Seriously. It's easy to overlook because it has happened. But this should not be. Ross Perot really should be your best case scenario.

I'm honestly amazed by him.

Blogger EscapeVelocity August 01, 2016 10:33 PM  

Donald Trump is the return of the WASP noblesse oblige.

It was a mistake to let the Jews into the institutions and the power structure of the United States. (See Wolf of Wallstreet) Jews have nothing but hostility to the European Christian nation, no since of duty to it.

Blogger The Other Robot August 01, 2016 10:34 PM  

Everywhere around Silly Valley I hear negative comments about Trump, especially from young people.

However, there are also plenty of people who support him.

I have a good feeling about this November!

Blogger Krul August 01, 2016 10:38 PM  

krymneth wrote:Because what he has already done should not be possible. Seriously. It's easy to overlook because it has happened. But this should not be. Ross Perot really should be your best case scenario.

Ross Perot was the best case scenario twenty years ago, but IMO two things have changed:

1) Internet. The Left's stranglehold on traditional information sources is not nearly the advantage it once was.

2) Lack of competition. Trump's opposition now is virtually impossible to take seriously, but he wouldn't have won against a Bill Clinton or a W in their prime with the full weight of the establishment on their side.

Blogger John Wright August 01, 2016 10:40 PM  

If I were Trump I would spend my entire first term doing three things.

First, I would reopen the Stargate Program, and use the technology stolen from other worlds to hunt down and destroy the invaders from Alpha Draconis living among us, including the Bush Family and the Royal Family of England. I would rescue the castaways from Gilligan's Island, decree polygamy legal by Executive Order, and, assuming neither girl has aged a day since the 1960s, I would marry both women in an elaborate crypto-Chinese ceremony breaking my ancient curse of no flesh.

Second, I would order the special 'Unicorn' branch of the CIA to send Adam, Frankenstein's Monster and Vlad Tepes, arrest and hang every Supreme Court Justice who ever ruled any expansion whatsoever of Federal power was lawful, and have necromancers from Chaldea dig up the corpses of prior Justices who had so ruled, and have them hung in effigy.

Third, I would order myself declared Pope of the Americas, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and the Moon, and under the name Peter II, on the theory that I am the last patralineal descendant of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene, and use my new Caesaropapal office to declare a crusade against the Paynim, the alleviation of debt for any landowner willing to take up the red cross and recover the lands lost to the Greek Emperor, including North Africa, the Holy Land, and Asia Minor.

All women would be expelled from all branches of the military except in minor service roles, like typing letters for Steve Trevor. All Muslim Holy Places be dive bombed with pig's blood and radioactive dust particles.

And with all that, I would STILL not be as ruinous, insane, or silly a president as a Hillary administration would be.

I hope that is a sobering thought.

Blogger clk August 01, 2016 10:42 PM  

I seen estimates at 125.. but thats not important. What i find interesting is the fact that people support trump not on the basis of any policy but rather that he will bring the whole shit show crashing down ..with the hopes of the alt right raising from the ashes nodoubt ? I always thought there was more than a bit of anarchy in the alt right.... :)

Blogger Tom Kratman August 01, 2016 10:45 PM  

Actually, ya know, I kinda like most of that program.

It's sadly deficient in crucifixions, however.

Blogger John Wright August 01, 2016 10:45 PM  

I heard on the radio a clip of a Dem apparatchik at the DNC convention shouting down Dems chanting 'USA! USA!' by chiding them that this was a Trump chant.

I had a presage of fate at that moment, and I a now predicting an uproarious Trump landslide victory.

The Democrats cannot show the American flag or chant the initials of the nation. Who, aside from college educated boobs and members of the press corps, are going to vote for their hag puppet?

Blogger clk August 01, 2016 10:45 PM  

"All women would be expelled from all branches of the military except in minor service roles,".... you mean like comfort women of the imperial japanese....

Anonymous Henry Briggs August 01, 2016 10:46 PM  

I can't vote for Trump. I can't trust him to understand even the simplest problems presented to him as POTUS. He doesn't give any indication he understands how the world or govt works outside of currency issues. It all makes him to dangerous.

Blogger Teri August 01, 2016 10:48 PM  

I think you've hit on it. I find it tiresome to read "Trump is a megalomaniac!" The current President is certainly a megalomaniac and no one cared.

I've seen several early interviews asking Trump if he'd run for President and he always says no. He says he likes what he is doing too much. And then he says he would run of things got bad enough. He has power, wealth and fame. He has a comfortable life and I see no other reason why he would barnstorm the country. He is concerned about how bad things have gotten. That is what resonates with voters.

Blogger Teri August 01, 2016 10:51 PM  

I saw a video the other day where he stopped and talked to the folks in line for the rally. He gave the kids money for ice cream. Can you imagine Hillary even thinking about kids and ice cream?

Blogger Robert Divinity August 01, 2016 10:56 PM  

@57

This is another reason I hope Trump wins by a significant margin. The bastards need to be frightened enough by the numbers so they won't try to tamper with the results.

Blogger Earl August 01, 2016 10:57 PM  

Secretary of Rape

Blogger Cail Corishev August 01, 2016 10:59 PM  

On sports radio this morning, ex-Redskin tight end Chris Cooley was talking about how he wore a MAGA hat someone had given him out to dinner in Washington D.C. and then to the county fair this weekend. At dinner, a guy was staring murder at him, and he couldn't figure out why since he'd forgotten what he was wearing. He asked the guy what his problem was, but the guy wouldn't answer.

Later at the fair, people were coming up and quietly telling him they liked his hat. Apparently, even at a county fair that might be a dangerous opinion to express openly. Near D.C., anyway.

Anyway, it reminded me of the supposed polling: the anti-Trump guy is open and rude with his hate; the pro-Trump people have to whisper it and keep it to themselves.

Blogger The Other Robot August 01, 2016 11:07 PM  

Now we know who some of the scum are.

Blogger Robert Divinity August 01, 2016 11:15 PM  

Now we know who some of the scum are.

Poodles jumped through flaming hoops at the pre-PETA circus. Cucks are just carrying on the tradition.

Blogger Teri August 01, 2016 11:17 PM  

In other words, you think only professional politicians can be President. Do you truly think someone building major buildings throughout the world doesn't understand how the world works?

Anonymous farmer August 01, 2016 11:23 PM  

How great could the name of Trump be? One of the greatest. Every empire eventually fades and collapses but only a select few have had a reformer who turned it around and extend the life of the empire. Very few.

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen August 01, 2016 11:26 PM  

the last patralineal descendant of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene

If you'll endorse the virgin birth, I won't quibble over the virgin death.

Anonymous Henry Briggs August 01, 2016 11:32 PM  

"In other words, you think only professional politicians can be President. Do you truly think someone building major buildings throughout the world doesn't understand how the world works?"

He might, but he hasn't given any indication that he has much of any expertise in statecraft, foreign relations, the economy or much else. It's too bad. He could have taken some of his free time to learn even the most rudimentary things.

Plus, his skin is way too thin.

Blogger The Other Robot August 01, 2016 11:38 PM  

@81: It's pretty clear that Hillary has none of those things. She has proven it.

Blogger Ingot9455 August 01, 2016 11:39 PM  

@70 Excellent. Since you know Hillary will by definition do the wrong thing, you admit that there is a chance that Trump, by random chance, may hit on something right.

Blogger The Other Robot August 01, 2016 11:43 PM  

@Henry Briggs: Please go somewhere else to masturbate.

Blogger Blue88 August 01, 2016 11:45 PM  

I really don't care if Trump wins. I look around me and see folk that just don't care anymore. The USofA is a footnote in history. We tried and lost.

Anonymous Henry Briggs August 01, 2016 11:47 PM  

"@70 Excellent. Since you know Hillary will by definition do the wrong thing"

At least Hillary, Johnson and Stein can actually articulate what they would do, what policies they would follow. And none of those three would disparage the parents of a soldier who actually threw himself at the enemy to save his compatriots.

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen August 01, 2016 11:48 PM  

Plus, his skin is way too thin.

Reactive armor.

Anonymous andon August 01, 2016 11:48 PM  

all these people who think a multi-billionaire is an idiot

he's not the one who set north Africa and the middle east on fire

Blogger Brian S August 01, 2016 11:48 PM  

I certainly feel some sense of comfort voting for a populist outsider. Every over vote went to losers or liars, and I don't think things can get much worse without getting bloody and chaotic.

Anonymous andon August 01, 2016 11:54 PM  

@ #75 - I want to get myself a 2x2 Trump banner for my bicycle trailer but im pretty sure they'll slash my tires.

Anonymous Henry Briggs August 01, 2016 11:56 PM  

"all these people who think a multi-billionaire is an idiot"

Trump isn't an idiot. He's just not shown any indication that he's qualified to lead much more than a construction company and real estate firm.

Anonymous andon August 01, 2016 11:58 PM  

yes, multi-billion $$$ construction and real estate company

how about try yourself in business - I hear its like 9 of 10 fail after 10 years

Anonymous Andrew E. August 01, 2016 11:59 PM  

Trump speaks and the nation (and world) listens. Trump was born to be President in this moment.

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen August 02, 2016 12:00 AM  

Hillary and diplomacy go together like peanut butter and mayonnaise. If she had a golden tongue nobody would know Lewinsky means fat girl.

Anonymous andon August 02, 2016 12:04 AM  

@ Briggs - and another thing. Trump will answer the 3 AM phone call while your politicians ran for the hills

Blogger Nick S August 02, 2016 12:04 AM  

Blue88 wrote:I really don't care if Trump wins. I look around me and see folk that just don't care anymore. The USofA is a footnote in history. We tried and lost.

I agree to some extent. There isn't enough ocean to turn this ship around, but I think Vox, Tom and others are right. Trump wants an honorable place in history. He won't be able to stop the globalist agenda, but he might be able to leverage some aspects of it for the right reasons. Take the Real ID act, for example. It will be fully implemented, but, as long as we're gonna have it anyway, it could be used to control immigration with a few tweaks.

BTW, does anybody else think lesbian feminist, Tammy Bruce, would make Trump a great initial Press Secretary, for strategic reasons?

Anonymous Henry Briggs August 02, 2016 12:06 AM  

"Trump speaks and the nation (and world) listens. Trump was born to be President in this moment."

I heard an interesting poll number that makes me think Trump will certainly lose. For the first time in over 30 years since Gallop has been taking the poll, fewer respondents are more likely to support the GOP candidate after their convention than those more unlikely to support the candidate.

It's looks like he's got a small, fervent base and he cant move people in the middle to him. That's not good news in battleground states.

If I were Clinton, I"d just let him keep talking and try not to get in his way.

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction August 02, 2016 12:07 AM  

> because he wants that place in the history books.

Same could be said of George Washington and America was better for it.

Blogger Teri August 02, 2016 12:08 AM  

Neither do any other Presidents. That's why they have advisors. Obama hires people based on what they did for his campaign. Trump hires based on what they know.

You think Trump is thin skinned because he counters when attacked? Thin skinned is what Obama is. He gets pissed if you cross him.

Blogger Teri August 02, 2016 12:11 AM  

Cruz has a small fevered base. Trump has people that stand in line for eight hours to see him. Clinton has problems filling a small room.

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen August 02, 2016 12:15 AM  

He gets pissed if you cross him.

From what little I've seen, Obama is staid past the point of dullness.

Contrast game: Black but boring.

Anonymous Henry Briggs August 02, 2016 12:17 AM  

"You think Trump is thin skinned because he counters when attacked?"

Yes.

He's incapable of letting the smallest slight pass. It demonstrates a weak personal constitution.

Anonymous Henry Briggs August 02, 2016 12:19 AM  

"Trump has people that stand in line for eight hours to see him. Clinton has problems filling a small room."

And yet he's still losing, particularly on an electoral college basis. It's a small fervent base. I think Clinton is going to easily rack up more than 300 Electoral Votes if Trump can't change his ways.

Anonymous andon August 02, 2016 12:23 AM  

nah, we'll see. that fraudulent kahn fellow is already backing off since folks found out what he's been up to.

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx August 02, 2016 12:23 AM  

Mountain Man wrote:"The man who speaks in children's words for television does not think in them."

This !

In public he speaks at fifth grade level. And often comes across boorish. When asked "why the dichotomy'? His response was " thats the only way to reach the people."


Where have we heard something like this before?
https://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/07/its-not-about-hearts-on-sleeves.html

(((Popehat))) ‏@Popehat
This is an adequate insult, I suppose, graded on a curve. Hardly MENSA though.

Supreme Dark Lord ‏@voxday
I try to keep things at a level the other guy will understand. Communication is so important, after all.

(((Popehat))) ‏@Popehat
Yes, I've heard your books are very easy to read.

Supreme Dark Lord ‏@voxday
That's why they're bestsellers.

Anonymous andon August 02, 2016 12:24 AM  

a lot of new leftist shills showed up on twitter and reddit a few days ago.
apparently soros is breaking out the nickels

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen August 02, 2016 12:25 AM  

Henry Briggs wrote:He's incapable of letting the smallest slight pass.

Sounds almost as bad as being incapable of telling the truth.

In the words of a Trump hating journalist: “Of all the people I’ve written about over the years, you are certainly the best sport.”

Anonymous JAG August 02, 2016 12:27 AM  

We still have cucks trying to float the bullshit about Trump's support no matter how many times it is pointed out that Trump broke the record for votes in a Republican Primary.

Anonymous Andrew E. August 02, 2016 12:28 AM  

Wait, so Gallup says Trump hasn't been able to do something Presidents McCain and Romney were able to do? Meh.

What I said is true. Trump speaks and the world listens. He's the President in significant ways already.

He's looking at ~75 million votes or more in November.

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx August 02, 2016 12:28 AM  

Teri wrote:I saw a video the other day where he stopped and talked to the folks in line for the rally. He gave the kids money for ice cream.

Old trick, not impressed. J. D. Rockefeller would stop and give dimes to little children on the street when photographers were present, ca. 1900's.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 02, 2016 12:34 AM  

So the Jewish guy who sperged all over a previous thread about how Magic Dirt is real, now sadly informs us that he just can't vote for Trump because he's unqualified. I'm sure we're all stunned by this surprising development.

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen August 02, 2016 12:38 AM  

Fortunately, Heaven has a Magic Blood policy.

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction August 02, 2016 12:39 AM  

@97

Your kidding right? First off, you provide no link to substantiate you claim which is an immediate disqualification right there. Secondly, your ignoring the almost weekly scandals that Clinton suffers. Thirdly, your statement about not polling from the middle is in direct contradiction to the observable reality that Trumps strongest support comes from blue dogs...a group the GOP has failed to win since Reagan.

Anonymous andon August 02, 2016 12:47 AM  

@ #111 - yes, he says he half jewish and more American than most of us, lol

and surprisingly he's not voting for Trump

Anonymous Henry Briggs August 02, 2016 12:49 AM  

"Trump broke the record for votes in a Republican Primary."

Except...he got a lower percentage of GOP primary votes than any winning candidate in nearly three decades.

Blogger Bibliotheca Servare August 02, 2016 12:53 AM  

Good point. I don't like Trump, I don't trust him, but yeah, I'm pretty sure I can trust his...large...vanity and ego. I was going to hold my nose and vote for him anyway, because Hillary Clinton is simply not an option, but I feel better about that choice now...less like I'm choosing between death by fire versus death by hanging, y'know? Thanks.

Anonymous andon August 02, 2016 12:53 AM  

and how many candidates were in the previous primaries?

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen August 02, 2016 12:56 AM  

What the halbjuden is saying is that Trump is Reagan.

Blogger Chiva August 02, 2016 1:02 AM  

Except...he got a lower percentage of GOP primary votes than any winning candidate in nearly three decades.

Yes. Maths is hard.

Anonymous Jack Amok August 02, 2016 1:04 AM  

Hey Briggs. Is there anything in your deal with the Clinton Campaign that gets you a bonus for your trolling? Cause if there is, maybe we can work out a deal - we'll help you hit the numbers and you split the bonus with us?

Blogger Brian S August 02, 2016 1:07 AM  

Apparently a bunch of 1 hour old accounts are posting anti-trump stuff on Reddit lately, and they're all named with a (legit looking) first and last name

Anonymous Jack Amok August 02, 2016 1:12 AM  

There aren't many Trumperstickers or Trump yard signs around the Puget Sound area, but that's expected. Most people smart enough to support Trump are smart enough not to get their cars and homes vandalized by deranged Progs.

But there aren't any Hillary stickers either. I see a lot of Bernster signs and stickers, but... I don't think I've seen a single Hillary sign or sticker. Nobody likes that washed up Fail Bucket, and I suspect a lot of Progs don't really think she's on their side. It's pretty obvious she's always been out for herself. On the one hand, that fits with the typical identity group politics of the average leftist, but on the other hand, it makes them wonder if she's worth the trouble.

Blogger SirHamster August 02, 2016 1:16 AM  

Cail Corishev wrote:So the Jewish guy who sperged all over a previous thread about how Magic Dirt is real, now sadly informs us that he just can't vote for Trump because he's unqualified. I'm sure we're all stunned by this surprising development.


For all their bragging about how American they are, somehow they can't vote for the candidate who puts America First.

Blogger Chiva August 02, 2016 1:21 AM  

@122. Same in Silly-con Valley. In traffic 4 years ago I would be surrounded by cars with Obama/Biden stickers. This year I see a few Sanders stickers, but very few Clinton stickers on cars. I have even seen *gasp* Trump stickers.

Blogger Krul August 02, 2016 1:23 AM  

#NeverTrumpers are so pathetic.

"Oh, how I have agonized over this, the most importantest election ever! Yet I simply cannot bring myself to support such an ill-bred lout. Do you know he dines at fast food venues? No true conservative he!"

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen August 02, 2016 1:23 AM  

somehow they can't vote for the candidate who puts America First.

Since Barabbas.

Anonymous Hezekiah Garrett August 02, 2016 1:51 AM  

Serious question, why aren't trolls midwit enough to put a fake VFM # in their names?

And maybe not sound so 'farther in the tank than dukakis'?

Anonymous Shut up rabbit August 02, 2016 2:04 AM  

@Henry Briggs, you do know that just repeating MSM talking points without any thought makes you look like a fool when you're not in a leftist, low IQ, circle-jerk, safe space with all your "friends"?

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 02, 2016 2:08 AM  

@87 First belly-laugh of August!

@90 I hadn't thought to get a "Make America Great Again" window-flag for my car, but now I need to look that up.

@102 Yet Trump let Cruz have his way with Cruz's convention speech and just hang himself.  YAAI.

@110 About time someone learned from history, no?

@121 How very interesting that is.  The Hazbarat couldn't even pre-register their troll accounts.

@127 Excellent question!

Blogger John Wright August 02, 2016 2:42 AM  

@81
"He might, but he hasn't given any indication that he has much of any expertise in statecraft, foreign relations, the economy or much else."

After the Obama Era, where we elected an utterly unskilled emptyheaded crook from Chicago, whose resume was a paper blank on both sides, this objection is most properly be met with howls of derision and a snort of contempt.

You have got to be freaking kidding. Now? NOW you object to pols with no experience in matters of state?

"Plus, his skin is way too thin."

After the Obama Era, where petty retaliations against imaginary slights became not merely an artform, but an apotheosis of political theater, and the leader of the free world used the bully pulpit to mock Supreme Court Justices, television newsmen, and radio talk show hosts by name, and insult particular congressmen with studies insults, this objection is most properly be met with howls of derision and a swift, sharp knee-kick to the yarbles.

You have got to be freaking kidding. Now? NOW you object to pols with no backbone, no dignity, and no manhood?

Anonymous A.B. Prosper August 02, 2016 2:43 AM  

Mr. Rational wrote:FisherOfMen wrote:If America falls, Trump's investments fall. If America rises, Trump's investments rise.

"What's good for General Mo... uh, Donald Trump is good for America, and vice versa."

Cail Corishev wrote:That's why I also expect him to be more actively pro-life than any president since Roe -- again, not because he has rigorous intellectual or religious arguments against abortion, but because he knows in his gut that motherhood and babies are good things, and abortion is bound to look like gross failure to him.

Down syndrome, spina bifida, anencephaly and Zika microcephaly are gross failures too.  72% of all abortions in Mississippi going to Black women is a massive success.  "Pro-life" has been the carrot dangled in front of the social-conservative donkey for 40 years now.  Stop being fools.  Oh, wait... MPAI.


Legacy man, legacy. Trump wants to leave his kids a nation in which the kind of business he runs will thrive. Its also about the nicest present he can give his wife and is great for his ego.

Why not cap a very interesting life with the prize of prizes

Now as to abortion, almost all the folks are who are anti abortion especially around here are staunch Christians. They are going to see taking of any potential life by abortion as murder. Race doesn't come into play here

This is even though in the cold equations in what is a racial cold war, every aborted non White is a plus for Whites and in human terms every weak fetus (c.f Downs Syndrome ) even if aborted by man is also a net plus.

Its not a view that is amenable to certain types of reasoning and as such, if the more religious elements of our movement gains power, abortion will go away no matter what the consequences.

Nothing to be done for that I'm afraid.

Blogger John Wright August 02, 2016 2:53 AM  

@91

"Trump isn't an idiot. He's just not shown any indication that he's qualified to lead much more than a construction company and real estate firm."

And Washington never ran anything larger than a plantation.

Hillary's experience consists of never having done anything legal.

She is known for: being the worst Secretary of State ever, weaponizing and streamlining political overseas graft, lighting the Middle East on fire, arresting an innocent scapegoat whose internet video was blamed for Ben Ghazi, lying about it, violating Federal law and acting in contemptuous and felonious disregard for the security of the nation, deflecting the press attention from her husband's rapes and adulteries, covering up the Vince Foster murder, taking massive bribes, somehow making a zillion dollars in the stock market overnight just in time to make a sweetheart deal, served as an intern to Saul Alinsky ... what else has she ever done, aside from being the crooked wife of a crooked politician?

Blogger G-S. August 02, 2016 3:06 AM  

I don't think Trump is going to win. Too many republicans refuse to support him. He's going to need every vote he can get.

Blogger Jon M August 02, 2016 3:09 AM  

"I don't get it, boss. I started with the usual verbiage on this alt-right blog, and it just won't stick. They won't follow the script so the pre-programmed responses don't apply."

"Did you quick-change the subject per Response Directive 2-AA?"

"Uh, yeah. Went dumber and more insulting and they didn't back down. Didn't apologize or anything. They actually ramped up attacks."

"Huh. Lemme see...okay, you started with a light 'One Of You' and followed with a 'Reluctant Convert' before laying out the anti-Trump stuff. Good, good. I see what you mean, Biggs. This is really weird. It's a bit early for the -"

"Forget the nuclear option, boss, they already mentioned that they don't care."

"Dear God, Biggs, you're not talking to Republicans at all! That's an alt-right blog! We need to get George on the line, pronto."

"But there's gotta be somethingcwe can do? I really need this commission."

"Forget it Biggs, it's Voxtown."

*Yanks cable from wall*

Blogger rho August 02, 2016 3:13 AM  

"Why Trump?"

Mexican/Indian/European said so.

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen August 02, 2016 3:14 AM  

I see. Obama has a legion of worshippers inflating his leaky stodgy skydancer. Whether he's boringly resonant or a butthurt father-molested lambda is a problem of gas dynamics.

Blogger Doom August 02, 2016 3:16 AM  

Leo Little Book in Shenzhen,

You know, there is only one "magic blood". And it won't just be handed out. Life for life, one might say. A lot of people are going to be very surprised when the shit gets real and they end up where they belong.

Blogger Jon M August 02, 2016 3:16 AM  

Who needs to own a car in LA when you can ride the Red Car for a nickle?

Your thinking is old and out of date. Too much soaking in the MSM brine. Look around and you'll see that Trump doesn't need the RINOs when he has the Independents. Together they will ride to victory and purge the GOP heretics from the party and whip them back to the Left where they belong.

Anonymous Unamused Flyover Resident August 02, 2016 3:29 AM  

Originally ran into this over at the ONT at Ace's and thought it deserves a wider audience:

The primary conservative principle is prtecting the integrity of the notion of the nation-state - i.e. a country with borders. The second principle of conservativism is that the government is put in place to serve the interests of the citizenry - NO ONE ELSE. The Founders put that right into the pre-amble of the Constitution for all to see and easily be able to understand,

"secure the Blessings of Liberty TO OURSELVES AND TO OUR POSTERITY".

Trump is the only candidate who made these two essential principles the foundation of his campaign. There is no such thing as conservativism without these principles (since there is no notion of a nation-state with them).

The third in the line of conservative principles is that America is in competition with the world and that we aim to win and not have to apologize for beating the pants off of everyone else.

It is only after these three main principles that one can even begin to discuss the intricacies of Constitutional frameworks and the like. Without the existence and support of the nation-state and the correct idea about what the purpose of a government is with respect to its citizens and what its attitude ought to be with respect to the world there is nothing of import to talk about. That is what separates Trump from all the others who were in the primary and that is why Trump won going away even in the face of opposition from pretty much anyone and everyone who thought they were important.

You cannot have Constitutional conservativism without a country. First things first. Until the basics are back in place nothing else matters.

~ ThePrimordialOrderedPair

Dropped it in the wrong thread originally. Sorry mods, mea culpa.)

Blogger residentMoron August 02, 2016 4:21 AM  

G-S. wrote:I don't think Trump is going to win. Too many republicans refuse to support him. He's going to need every vote he can get.

If you follow Republican politics, you know that many of them are cucks, as prone to virtue signalling as any openly leftist SJW. Which means they're also liars.

A lot of them will claim they voted for Hillary, or the Greens or LP, but actually they'll vote Trump.

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen August 02, 2016 4:28 AM  

there is only one "magic blood"

Dirt is cheap; blood is dear. Those not covered by the latter will cry out to be buried by the former. Therefore the natural naturalization program is not internment but interment.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 02, 2016 4:31 AM  

A.B. Prosper wrote:in human terms every weak fetus (c.f Downs Syndrome ) even if aborted by man is also a net plus.


If you were in front of me, I would kill you where you stand. yu are no man. You are not even human.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 02, 2016 4:37 AM  

G-S. wrote:I don't think Trump is going to win. Too many republicans refuse to support him. He's going to need every vote he can get.
I don't think Reagan is going to win. Too many republicans refuse to support him. No ex-presidents even showed up at his convention. Romney won't get in line, neither will any former GOP secretary of State. In fact, the entire GOP foreign policy establishment is opposed to him. He's going to need every vote he can get.

Blogger VD August 02, 2016 4:58 AM  

And yet he's still losing, particularly on an electoral college basis. It's a small fervent base. I think Clinton is going to easily rack up more than 300 Electoral Votes if Trump can't change his ways.

Yes, and Jeb Bush is unstoppable because he has all that PAC money.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 02, 2016 5:15 AM  

It's always fascinating to me how few people are ever willing to reassess their conclusions as situations and factors change. Unwilling mostly to even consider that the situation can change substantially. Momentum and trends and campaign effects just plain don't exist.

"Hotair.com says Trump is trying to throw the election to Clinton, which is what I decided last fall. That's PROOF that I was and am right!"

"Oh My GOOOOOOOD! Trump took a slight dip in the polls after the Dem convention! That's PROOF that he can never win"

"Reagan has very high unfavorables, and the media are only going to savage him more every week. There's no way he can win the election!"
---oops! sorry, I meant Trump, not Reagan.

Anonymous SciVo August 02, 2016 5:30 AM  

BGKB wrote:What is the best rhetorical augment against the 10 "GOLD STAR" cucks propping their dead sons supporting the moslem from the DNC who propped up his dead son while waving the constitution? That that Khan's death likely saved American lives, as he was killed before he experienced an attack of Sudden Jihad Syndrome and turned his guns on his fellow soldiers ruffled feathers.

They're sullying their sons' honor and self-sacrifice by dishonoring their memory with lies and venal self-interest, like how Lawyer Daddy Khan lied about Trump or the Constitution (or both) and worked for a law firm that facilitates Muslim immigration.

Anonymous SciVo August 02, 2016 5:33 AM  

Or is that current that he facilitates Muslim immigration? I forget. He worked for a law firm with ties to both Saudi Arabia and the Clinton Foundation.

OpenID basementhomebrewer August 02, 2016 7:07 AM  

I am going to vote for Trump because as many others have pointed out, a roll of the dice is better than a known loss. I don't take much comfort in the ego/ self interest stand point. That could break either way really. Kratman's scenario is one way he could go.

The other is once he gets into office and gets all the details, he may decide the US is too far gone. In that case he could pull a Saruman and decide that joining them is his best option. Remember that Hitler and Mussolini may be the losers of the recent strong men but Stalin and Mao, who were arguably much worse, are not reviled by the average person and are often celebrated by the elites and by a good number of people in their own countries.

Blogger Leo Little Book in Shenzhen August 02, 2016 7:45 AM  

Stalin and Mao weren't elected, and Mussolini and Hitler were imperialists, whereas Trump is a negotiator.

Blogger Robert Divinity August 02, 2016 8:18 AM  

And none of those three would disparage the parents of a soldier who actually threw himself at the enemy to save his compatriots.

Hillary Clinton essentially murdered five Americans in Libya and then lied to their parents as she stood in front of her victims' coffins. She has committed economic treason, and needs to be tried for it and publicly executed if conviction, along with her co-conspirators.

Blogger Robert Divinity August 02, 2016 8:25 AM  

Hillary and diplomacy go together like peanut butter and mayonnaise. If she had a golden tongue nobody would know Lewinsky means fat girl.

She is rumored to suffer alcoholic dementia. My guess is that is a ruse to help her escape a treason prosecution.

Anonymous Athor Pel August 02, 2016 8:42 AM  

"121. Blogger Brian S August 02, 2016 1:07 AM
Apparently a bunch of 1 hour old accounts are posting anti-trump stuff on Reddit lately, and they're all named with a (legit looking) first and last name"


Just so they aren't all named John.
Or have last names like Warfin or Bigboote`.

Anonymous Giant Jim August 02, 2016 8:56 AM  

Trump needs to get FL and OH. He doesn't need PA, and let's be real, he will never, ever get it. Every 4 years Republicans delude themselves into thinking they can get PA. And it hasn't happened since 1988. It won't happen this year.

I know that Vox called Brexit, but will all due respect, Vox, you live in Europe and know Europe. You have not lived in the U.S. in a long time and it is not the country you used to live in. There won't be a "Trumpslide". This is a "fundamentally transformed" nation. States are turning blue, NOT red. NC is starting to go blue. CO went blue. Texas will go blue within 2 decades. There aren't enough whites to keep things red, because of the split in the white vote.

*IF* Trump can get OH and FL, he should get 271 and win, following the Bush model. But that is also assuming he holds on to NC, which is in doubt. But it will be tight and it will be a squeaker. And honestly, I doubt he can get Florida even if he gets OH and holds on to NC.

Anonymous Hrw-500 August 02, 2016 9:16 AM  

Another part of Tom Kratman's blog then I thought it was worth to quote:"So I am against a woman being president, right? No, not really. I am against this woman being president. On the other hand, if we could get Margaret Thatcher’s body from the Brits, bring it to Louisiana, assemble as many Voodoo practitioners as we can and import some more from Haiti, resurrect Meg’s corpse and grant her natural citizenship I would happily vote for her. (What’s that? Born, reborn; what’s the difference? And besides, Democrats don’t object to the dead voting – provided, of course, that they vote Democrat – so they can hardly object to the dead running for office.) Sadly, that’s not our choice. Our choice is Hillary or Trump or a hopeless third party candidate, presumably Johnson and Stein."

I guess if a future woman president was more akin to Margaret Thatcher than Hillary Clinton. No need to know how the "media-entertainment industrial complex" will react...

Blogger The Other Robot August 02, 2016 9:20 AM  

Oh you poor thing, Mr Doubting JGiant Jim.

Go home. Stop trolling. We Believe in Trump!

Blogger Robert Divinity August 02, 2016 9:24 AM  

He doesn't need PA, and let's be real, he will never, ever get it.

I disagree. Trump has tremendous white working class support in both Pennsylvania and Michigan and Clinton is reviled in both states. This is a reversal of the normal situation. Both are very much likely to go to him. If Clinton loses either she loses the election.

Anonymous horsewithnonick August 02, 2016 9:44 AM  

I didn't know Mary Ann and Ginger had green eyes.

Blogger Teri August 02, 2016 9:51 AM  

It's charming, your faith in polls. You overlook his opponent. She is the worst politician in a generation and a pathological liar.

Blogger Teri August 02, 2016 9:53 AM  

I've seen a lot of politicians kiss babies. Trump seems to genuinely like kids. Hillary acts like she'd burst into flames if she touches one.

Anonymous JAG August 02, 2016 10:00 AM  

Henry Briggs wrote:"Trump broke the record for votes in a Republican Primary."

Except...he got a lower percentage of GOP primary votes than any winning candidate in nearly three decades.


The point is to get the most votes is it not? Not only that but he had to split the vote with what, 16 other candidates? He still broke the record which means he is pulling in many votes from people not normally considered "Republican" which is what the cucks have been claiming they want in a candidate.

You have failed to refute Trumps breaking of the record, nor have you achieved your goal of demoralizing me or others here from voting for Trump.

Blogger Teri August 02, 2016 10:01 AM  

http://axiomstrategies.com/abc/

Should be an update soon

Anonymous JAG August 02, 2016 10:35 AM  

It also seems to me that Trump breaking the record for votes in a Republican primary while taking a lower percentage of the cuck votes is yet another indicator of the Trumpslide. He doesn't need the cucks, or their votes to kick ass and take names.

Anonymous Big Bill August 02, 2016 10:39 AM  

@86: "And none of those three would disparage the parents of a soldier who actually threw himself at the enemy to save his compatriots."

Aww, c'mon, Henry. It's completely different for Muslims. They get 72 virgins for dying in battle killing the infidel. Right now that Muslim soldier dude is sitting in heaven porking 72 infidel chicks (prolly blonde and blue eyed).

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 02, 2016 10:57 AM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:If you were in front of me, I would kill you where you stand. yu are no man. You are not even human.
Then the Greeks and Romans, the founders of Western Civ, weren't human in your eyes either.  The problem isn't with them, or with A.B. Prosper.  It's with your eyes.

If/when the USA crashes, there will be no resources available to save Zika or Down babies.  They'll just die as infants or young children, as they did before modern medicine made it possible to save the Down defectives to die of Alzheimer's in their 40's instead.

Blogger Sam Gem August 02, 2016 11:03 AM  


I know that someone who left the country when the going got tough probably won't get this, but could it be that Trump is a patriot who loves his country, is as sick as the rest of us of what is going on, and has the will and the popularity enough to actually make a go at changing it? He has been flirting with the idea for years and been vocal about politics for most of his life, even taking out full page ads in the New York Times, which you can say is all about his own vanity, but to me that is just oversimplified dismissal of an exceptional man. You could probably dismiss any great man in the same way..."He did it to put his name in the history books."

Anonymous Jack Amok August 02, 2016 11:32 AM  

Every 4 years Republicans delude themselves into thinking they can get PA. And it hasn't happened since 1988. It won't happen this year.


Trump isn't a Republican. He's a Populist. And he's running against an Apparatchik Globalist.

Anonymous Susan August 02, 2016 11:34 AM  

With all the disgusted republican base now registered as Independent, I do not think that Trump will have a problem with getting their votes. About the only thing left in the republican party right now anyway is the GOPE wing of cuckservatives. All the commonsense has left the building long ago.

The media/punditry is going to have such a big shock when that slobberknocking hits them in November.

Anonymous Watchu talkin bout Willis August 02, 2016 12:07 PM  

Reading the posts of Henry Briggs and other craven defeatists of his type, I'm reminded of the best quote in Star Wars Ep. I:

"Viceroy, I don't want this stunted slime in my sight again..."

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 02, 2016 12:12 PM  

Giant Jim wrote:Every 4 years Republicans delude themselves into thinking they can get PA. And it hasn't happened since 1988. It won't happen this year.
Because what hasn't happened in the recent past can't ever happen again. Gotcha.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 02, 2016 12:15 PM  

Mr. Rational wrote:If/when the USA crashes, there will be no resources available to save Zika or Down babies.  They'll just die as infants or young children, as they did before modern medicine made it possible to save the Down defectives to die of Alzheimer's in their 40's instead.

NO, modern medicine has created the situation where 95% of Downs babies are aborted.
Learn something before your open your ignorant mouth, you fucking self-satisfied pig.
When the shit hits the fan, your type will be the third group removed from human society.

OpenID basementhomebrewer August 02, 2016 1:51 PM  

Obama nakedly trashing Trump and calling him "unfit" today is another plus for him. In recent history I can't recall a sitting president getting that involved in an election. This means they are scared.

Blogger collisioncat67 August 02, 2016 1:52 PM  

All politicians are egotistical bastards. It's just that while your average cuck or lib politician needs constant ego reinforcement from their respective political parties and media outlets; Trumps ego is yuuuuge and rock solid.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 02, 2016 2:58 PM  

Widely Headgash wrote:NO, modern medicine has created the situation where 95% of Downs babies are aborted.
So tell me, Widely... who is taking the effort to find out if they're carrying a Down's defective, and who is scheduling an abortion if they are?

Don't think about it too hard.  You might realize that few mothers want a "special needs child", and the lengths they'll go to to avoid it.  That realization will scare the crap out of you.

Learn something before your open your ignorant mouth, you fucking self-satisfied pig.
Like I said, don't think too hard.  It might make even more of your brains leak out.

When the shit hits the fan, your type will be the third group removed from human society.
Keep believing that.  I will have the approval of the majority of the mothers of the USA when I deport you and your never-to-be-self-reliant burden on society.

Blogger Sevron August 02, 2016 3:20 PM  

I have no idea why you think the "approval of the majority of mothers" (lol) makes you bulletproof, but OK.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 02, 2016 3:43 PM  

yeah, good luck with that you emotionally-driven little effeminate bitch.

Anonymous Discard August 02, 2016 3:51 PM  

Women are terrified of having a retarded kid. Many husbands will leave them with the child, go marry another woman and try again. To these men, child support is simply the cost of having a second chance of having grandchildren. And the mother will have a very slim chance of re-marrying. She is damaged goods. Sad but true.

Blogger SirHamster August 02, 2016 3:55 PM  

Sevron wrote:I have no idea why you think the "approval of the majority of mothers" (lol) makes you bulletproof, but OK.

He loves child sacrifice. Surely the idols he pleases with such devotion will protect him from Judgement.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 02, 2016 4:00 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:yeah, good luck with that you emotionally-driven little effeminate bitch.
Big talk coming from a guy whose child would starve if he wound up dead.

I'm gonna have kids who'd avenge me and go on.  IIRC, yours is a dead end and that's the cold hard truth.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 02, 2016 4:11 PM  

Mr. Rational wrote:Big talk coming from a guy whose child would starve if he wound up dead.

I'm gonna have kids who'd avenge me and go on.  IIRC, yours is a dead end and that's the cold hard truth.

That's okay, you emotionally-driven little effeminate bitch, the other 10 will take care of her. And hunt your down and torture you to death if you dared even threaten to harm her.

Blogger Sevron August 02, 2016 5:12 PM  

I'm gonna have kids
Sure you are. Any day now.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 02, 2016 6:30 PM  

Discard
Women are terrified of having a retarded kid. Many husbands will leave them with the child, go marry another woman and try again.

Cool story. Evidence?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 02, 2016 6:49 PM  

A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:Cool story. Evidence?
Well, it's what his father did when he found out about the autism....

Anonymous Avalanche August 02, 2016 10:24 PM  

@20 "Donald's primary psychological driver is loyalty - an insular form of honor. He and his first. ...
He feels loyalty to the the USA, and has wanted to fix it for a long time."

Yes, yes, and more yes! I grew up on Long Island, surrounded by men (and boys) just like Trump (I'm nearly his age). To me, he is entirely normal! He's not a mad egoist; he's a business (genius) man playing the role necessary to fulfill his business drive. He donates to whatever 'powers' he needs to achieve his goals. If he's building multi-million-dollar apartments, of COURSE he's going to (donate to them in order to) attend the wedding of the Clinton kid: THOSE attendees are his buyers. (Networking, folks -- have you not read books on how to network?) Of COURSE he donated to the political power structure of NYC; he needed to get the buildings built!

Underneath the bluster and the master-persuasion and the supermodels -- there is a strong solid man who actually CARES about America, who wants to protect and repair it. It's not about putting his name on the White House; it's about giving back to *his* nation; he's first and foremost an American! (Why do you think he is so able to reach so many Americans at every level? He's them; he's us!) He has worked construction (and gotten dirty and hot and tired like any blue-collar man), and collected rent payments and done evictions (like any lower/middle class property owner), and so on. He is one of us normal folks, who succeeded beyond our dreams but not beyond his!

Someone who grew up like he did, like I did, has a bone-deep loyalty to AMERICA! The America of our youth, not this pathological muddied, confused, angry, mess the libs have created! He doesn't NEED more than that loyalty to want to *FIX* things! And he has the ability to try!

(Sorry if that sounded like a political advertisement; but because I grew up like him, I have a resonance for what he says and how he says it. I'm always surprised when folks try to figure out what drives him: AMERICA drives him! The country of his youth, the country that let him become the powerhouse businessman he is!)

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 02, 2016 10:48 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:the other 10 will take care of her.
So you didn't give them a sibling who can offer assistance, you gave them a very expensive pet.  Time will tell how they wind up feeling about this, especially if it costs their own children.

And hunt your down and torture you to death if you dared even threaten to harm her.
Why should I bother myself?  All I intend to do is prevent your choices from leeching off of me.  If the corrective surgeries so many need were simply not covered by Medicaid any more, they would seldom survive childhood.

That's okay, you emotionally-driven little effeminate bitch
RJWs always project.

Blogger The Other Robot August 02, 2016 11:45 PM  

RJWs always project.

Hmmm, Rational Jewish Wankers? Not getting anything else.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 03, 2016 12:46 AM  

Mr. Rational wrote:So you didn't give them a sibling who can offer assistance, you gave them a very expensive pet.  Time will tell how they wind up feeling about this, especially if it costs their own children.


It's called family, you effeminate little bitch. Someday someone may include you in one.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 03, 2016 1:18 AM  

The Other Robot wrote:Hmmm, Rational Jewish Wankers?
Religious Justice Warriors.  They're another stripe of True Believer, blind to the faults and errors of their dogma; human nature makes them follow the same heuristics as SJWs.

Snidely Whiplash wrote:It's called family, you effeminate little bitch.
When family calls me for help, I come.  I have paid a very high price for this, because some putative family once went to lengths to shit on me after all I'd done.  But I still do not regret doing it.

What I would never do is saddle my family with a huge burden that it was my responsibility to prevent.  You should be ashamed of what you've done.  Trying to project that shame onto me is... projection.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 03, 2016 2:48 AM  

Mr. Rational wrote:When family calls me for help, I come. 
Even when you know they will never be able to reciprocate, you smarmy little catamite bastard?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 03, 2016 2:51 AM  

Mr. Rational wrote:You should be ashamed of what you've done. 
You should be ashamed of the oxygen you waste.

Anonymous Discard August 03, 2016 2:53 AM  

182. Paradigm: I used to be a school teacher. You learn a lot of family histories. Nobody says, "My husband left me because our child is retarded", but you figure it out over time, especially when you see it played out repeatedly.

183. Snidely Whiplash: Were I autistic, I would not be able to read between the lines and figure out what the family story was.

Do you really find the idea that a man would leave his wife and child unlikely? Is it wholly unheard of in your state? What if I told you that some men will actually screw a woman other than their own wife?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 03, 2016 3:04 AM  

@Discard, I can't imagine what you think I said that you're responding to.
Noentheless, every time I find one of you tuff-guy atheist eat-the-poor spergelords on the internet, you turn out to be a fucking fat, self-satisfied, useless, posing autistic pig.

you know, like Mr "Rational" up there.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 03, 2016 10:11 AM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:Even when you know they will never be able to reciprocate, you smarmy little catamite bastard?
Even when they're dying, you self-righteous prig.

And I'm still paying a price for doing my best to carry out their last wishes.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 03, 2016 11:28 AM  

Mr. Rational wrote:Even when they're dying, you self-righteous prig.
You should have just had them killed.

After all, as you said, what you would never do is "saddle my family with a huge burden that it was my responsibility to prevent."

You should be ashamed of what you've done. Trying to project that shame onto me is... projection.

Anonymous Discard August 03, 2016 3:23 PM  

192. Snidely Whiplash: You can't imagine what I'm responding to? You write (comment 183) that I'm autistic and that my father left my family because of it. Now, go re-read your own words and imagine some more.

What have I written to indicate that I'm a tuff guy, an atheist, an eat-the-poorist?
I am none of those. I'm a Christian, and I oppose abortion. I only pointed out that Mr Rational is correct (comment 174) in believing that many women greatly fear having a retarded child, and will go far to avoid it. If you oppose his arguments, recognize them and oppose them with something other than name-calling.

I disagree with Mr Rational, but as an adult, I recognize the validity of some of his points, particularly when my own experience confirms it. That's how grown ups talk.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 03, 2016 3:37 PM  

Headgash, did you really write that someone was dying, so in your mind I should just have had them killed?!

That is such a jaw-droppingly, mind-numbingly stupid thing to say that I can only quote it in disbelief.  It's brain-dead on multiple levels.  Then again, considering the source....

How much of the medical costs for your youngest were thrown onto the US taxpayer, Widely... or rather, added to the Federal debt?  How many normal, healthy children have you cost Americans?  How many more in the future?

At least the Zika microcephalics have mercifully short life expectancies.  "Their birthweight in gold for ever year they live."

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 03, 2016 3:45 PM  

@Discard, I was talking about Mr Rational, not you. Though if you want to volunteer...
Discard wrote:I disagree with Mr Rational, but as an adult, I recognize the validity of some of his points, particularly when my own experience confirms it. That's how grown ups talk.
No, grown-ups do not tell people they should have had their child killed. Mr Rational is not a grown-up. He's only technically human.

Mr. Rational wrote:Headgash, did you really write that someone was dying, so in your mind I should just have had them killed?!

That is such a jaw-droppingly, mind-numbingly stupid thing to say that I can only quote it in disbelief.  It's brain-dead on multiple levels.  Then again, considering the source....

Yet, it's EXACTLY what you said. Using up taxpayer money, or placing a burden on the family, suing up the legacy that rightfully belongs to you and the rest of the family. How Dare They? By your own standards, as explicitly stated here, you should have just put a pillow over the face, relieving yourself and your family of a burden.
Or do your standards only apply to other people?

How much of the medical costs for your youngest were thrown onto the US taxpayer, Widely... or rather, added to the Federal debt? How many normal, healthy children have you cost Americans? How many more in the future?
Don't worry, ratfuck, she hasn't cost you a nickel. How much cost did your dying relative cost the taxpayer?

Anonymous Discard August 03, 2016 4:49 PM  

197. Snidely Whiplash: You commented on Paradigm (182), who was addressing me. Either you misspoke or I misunderstood.

WRT Mr Rational, I am not agreeing with his solution, but with his recognition of one aspect of the problem: womens' fears. If you would end abortion you ought take that into account. A woman facing a lifetime alone with a child who will never grow past childhood is in a bad situation. It's not her fault that her husband left or that no man wants to marry her and take on her child.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 03, 2016 5:06 PM  

Discard wrote:A woman facing a lifetime alone with a child who will never grow past childhood is in a bad situation. It's not her fault that her husband left or that no man wants to marry her and take on her child.
There is in fact an acute excess of homes available for Downs kids.
Somehow we managed before abortion became prevalent.

Anonymous Discard August 03, 2016 10:10 PM  

I have not heard that there are plenty of homes ready to adopt Down's kids, but I'm glad to know it. A Christian society manages these things. A social welfare society does not.

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