Super Wednesday

As it will appear to us who live just this side of the dateline – Tuesday in the US is already Wednesday here. This is the lay of the land:

CNN: TRUMP AT 49%…
Finds Ally in Delegate Selection System…
Small Biz Owners Say Donald Top Choice…
VIDEO: Reporter Grabs Secret Service Agent Throat at Trump Rally…
ICE Union On Gang of Eight: ‘It’s as if criminals wrote it themselves’…
Rubio Doesn’t Realize Energy Policy He Supports Already Been Enacted…
INGRAHAM: The GOP Establishment Suicide…
Republican Senator Believes More Candidates Will Enter…

And for those who are wondering what Hillary is up to:

Clinton Rape Accuser Thanks Lady Gaga For ‘Overwhelming Performance’…
WASH POST LEAD TUES: Hillary prepares to take on Trump in general election…
NYT PAGE ONE: Plan to Defeat Him…
HILLARY HEADACHE: AIDES IN CROSSHAIRS AFTER LAST DOC DUMP…
Cheryl Mills still has top-secret status despite FBI probe…
GOVT WITHHOLDS MORE EMAILS, INCLUDING OBAMA CORRESPONDENCE…
1,800 Reasons Why Controversy Is Far From Over…
STILL IGNORING TRAVELING PRESS…
What if Hill is indicted?
BEGALA: Enthusiasm gap ‘keeps me up at night’…

And what amazes me more than anything else are the number of people supposedly on the right who would vote for Hillary ahead of Trump. And for added interest, there is this on Why they hate Trump written by someone who doesn’t much seem to like Trump either. But he does include the following from the most recent debate which is much to the point about a lot of things including how much smarter Trump is than the people who ask the questions:

BLITZER: You said this about the ongoing conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians – I’m quoting you now: ‘Let me be sort of a neutral guy. I don’t want to say whose fault it is, I don’t think it helps.’

“TRUMP: Right.

“BLITZER: Here’s the question. How do you remain neutral when the U.S. considers Israel to be America’s closest ally in the Middle East?

“TRUMP: Well, first of all, I don’t think they do under President Obama because I think he’s treated Israel horribly, all right? I think he’s treated Israel horribly. I was the grand marshall down 5th Avenue a number of years ago for the Israeli Day Parade, I have very close ties to Israel. I’ve received the Tree of Life Award and many of the greatest awards given by Israel.

“As president, however, there’s nothing that I would rather do to bring peace to Israel and its neighbors generally. And I think it serves no purpose to say that you have a good guy and a bad guy.

“Now, I may not be successful in doing it. It’s probably the toughest negotiation anywhere in the world of any kind. OK? But it doesn’t help if I start saying, “I am very pro-Israel, very pro, more than anybody on this stage.” But it doesn’t do any good to start demeaning the neighbors, because I would love to do something with regard to negotiating peace, finally, for Israel and for their neighbors.

“And I can’t do that as well – as a negotiator, I cannot do that as well if I’m taking … sides.”

Whatever it is, it is not anti-Israel and does sound like someone who might know a thing or to about negotiation. But the last word will go to Steve Hayward at Powerline, Apologia Pro Vita Trump. He really is sorry that it has come to this, but this is what it has come to:

I’m sure lots of voters don’t think Trump has what it takes to be a great president. But he is the ideal person to disrupt a political class that deserves a hard smash in the mouth. This is why Trump is going to win.

And then, of course, there are others who do think he has what it takes to be a great president. I can only hope we are going to find out for ourselves over the next eight years.

This entry was posted in American politics. Bookmark the permalink.

279 Responses to Super Wednesday

  1. Infidel Tiger

    You were completely beclowned in that argument.

    Maryanne Trump loves abortion. She froths about it.

  2. Ant

    being a truther (not true)
    I’ve never accused him of such, but he is a conspiracy theorist and fantasist, after accusing GWB of being responsible for 9/11.
    “First of all, the original 9/11 investigation is a total mess and has to be reopened” he told the crowd of supporters. “How do two planes take out three buildings in the same day? I never got my head around the fact that nothing is mentioned about the destruction of Building 7 in the 585 page document”

    being less worthy and more like Hillary than Hillary
    This is plainly arguable, no matter what you think.
    Then there’s this: “The candidate is considered a political outsider by all the pundits. He’s tapping into the anger of the voters, delivers a populist message. He believes everyone in the country should have health care. He advocates for hedge fund managers to pay higher taxes. He’s drawing thousands of people at his rallies, and bringing in a lot of new voters to the political process and he’s not beholden to any super PAC,” Brzezinski said, as Trump nodded along thoughtfully. “Who am I describing?”
    “You’re describing Donald Trump,” he replied. He was having an off day that day because she was referring to Bernie Sanders.

    and now dating or wanting to date his daughter.
    Who claimed such a thing?
    On the other hand, if you have a daughter, ask yourself if this kind of thinking has ever crossed your mind:
    “You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body. She made a lot money as a model—a tremendous amount.”
    and
    “I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

    Oh, the Democrats are going to have a field day with that one, if they ever get around to it, that is, given the ocean of sleaze Trump’s managed to accumulate over the decades.

    There is no other alternative; the critics of the T work for the democrats.

    Saying “there is no other alternative, Trump is working for the Democrats” might be more accurate.

  3. Ant

    being a truther (not true)
    I’ve never accused him of such, but he is a conspiracy theorist and fantasist, after accusing GWB of being responsible for 9/11.
    “First of all, the original 9/11 investigation is a total mess and has to be reopened” he told the crowd of supporters. “How do two planes take out three buildings in the same day? I never got my head around the fact that nothing is mentioned about the destruction of Building 7 in the 585 page document”

    being less worthy and more like Hillary than Hillary
    This is plainly arguable, no matter what you think.
    Then there’s this: “The candidate is considered a political outsider by all the pundits. He’s tapping into the anger of the voters, delivers a populist message. He believes everyone in the country should have health care. He advocates for hedge fund managers to pay higher taxes. He’s drawing thousands of people at his rallies, and bringing in a lot of new voters to the political process and he’s not beholden to any super PAC,” Brzezinski said, as Trump nodded along thoughtfully. “Who am I describing?”
    “You’re describing Donald Trump,” he replied. He was having an off day that day because she was referring to Bernie Sanders.

    and now dating or wanting to date his daughter.
    Who claimed such a thing?
    On the other hand, if you have a daughter (as I do), ask yourself if this kind of thinking has ever crossed your mind:
    “You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body. She made a lot money as a model—a tremendous amount.”
    and
    “I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

    Oh, the Democrats are going to have a field day with that one, if they ever get around to it, that is, given the ocean of sleaze Trump’s managed to accumulate over the decades.

    There is no other alternative; the critics of the T work for the democrats.

    Saying “there is no other alternative, Trump is working for the Democrats” might be more accurate.

  4. Token

    Stop with all that lying Ant – you know the part where you faithfully present Trump’s own words without modification.

    Trump tried to threaten to sue Cruz for doing what you did.

    Like most litigation started by Trump, it failed.

  5. Ant

    being less worthy and more like Hillary than Hillary
    This is plainly arguable, no matter what you think.
    Then there’s this: “The candidate is considered a political outsider by all the pundits. He’s tapping into the anger of the voters, delivers a populist message. He believes everyone in the country should have health care. He advocates for hedge fund managers to pay higher taxes. He’s drawing thousands of people at his rallies, and bringing in a lot of new voters to the political process and he’s not beholden to any super PAC,” Brzezinski said, as Trump nodded along thoughtfully. “Who am I describing?”
    “You’re describing Donald Trump,” he replied. He was having an off day that day because she was referring to Bernie Sanders.

    and now dating or wanting to date his daughter.
    Who claimed such a thing?
    On the other hand, if you have a daughter, ask yourself if this kind of thinking has ever crossed your mind:
    “You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body. She made a lot money as a model—a tremendous amount.”
    and
    “I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

    Oh, the Democrats are going to have a field day with that one, if they ever get around to it, that is, given the ocean of sleaze Trump’s managed to accumulate over the decades.

    There is no other alternative; the critics of the T work for the democrats.

    Saying “there is no other alternative, Trump is working for the Democrats” might be more accurate.

  6. Ant

    And I’ve never accused him of being a Truther.

    But he crossed the line into naked lunacy the day he ventured into blaming GWB for 9/11, an event less than 9 months into his first inauguration.

  7. Ant

    Trump tried to threaten to sue Cruz for doing what you did.

    It would have been a beautiful thing if he did. You could just see Trump being interrogated by Cruz himself, a guy who’s won cases before the Supreme Court.

    The ad in question was one where neither Cruz nor anyone in his campaign uttered a single word but it simply replayed video footage of Trump with Trump doing all the talking.

    He’s a litigious clown, a product of being a spoiled brat who’s never had anyone say “no” to him.

    Yeah, he’ll make America Great™ again.

  8. harrys on the boat

    Can’t be arsed to go through the previous page but don’t we have all the closed primaries coming up and that’s where Trump will fail? Cruz won the only closed primary easily.

    I can’t stand that Rubio fag cnut and hope Cruz romps home. But hat off to Trump he’s made this GOP race entertaining and got the lazy pricks to the ballot box.

  9. Zatara

    All here, including the other candidates.

    Makes for interesting reading.

    Yeah, like the chart that says Bernie and Clinton’s plans both end up in the green after 10 years but all the Republican candidates are in the red …… and has the special added bonus of setting off anti-virus programs.

    Sorry, no sale.

  10. Yohan

    Cruz is intelligent and a quick on his feet debater, but the big flaw is he is unlikable. To the average person he comes across as a televangelist and a bit weird. It’s a well known fact of US politics that candidates that have no charisma or likability never win. It’s shallow, but that’s life. Nixon was probably the only one who ever broke this rule, and there were exceptional circumstances with the Vietnam war going bad and rioting in 1968.

    Trump does have that common touch which appeals to the plebs. He has the best chance to capture the Reagan democrats, which are now required for any Republican to win again. His press conference after Super Tuesday showed what we would see with a president Trump. It was not campaign mode but presidential mode, which is exactly what the critics claim he could not do.

  11. harrys on the boat

    Can’t be arsed to go through the previous page but don’t we have all the closed primaries coming up and that’s where Trump will fail? Cruz won the only closed primary easily.

    I can’t stand that Rubio cnut and hope Cruz romps home. But hat off to Trump he’s made this GOP race entertaining and got the lazy pricks to the ballot box.

  12. harrys on the boat

    Can’t be arsed to go through the previous page but don’t we have all the closed primaries coming up and that’s where Trump will fail? Cruz won the only closed primary easily.

    I can’t stand that fuckwit Rubio and hope Cruz romps home. But hat off to Trump he’s made this GOP race entertaining and got the lazy pricks to the ballot box.

  13. Combine Dave

    Oh, the Democrats are going to have a field day with that one, if they ever get around to it, that is, given the ocean of sleaze Trump’s managed to accumulate over the decades.

    Yup, sleaze in Presidents really turns off the American public.

    I mean, look at what happened to Clinton? As soon as his scandals broke he was impeached, to much wide spread applause. .. Wait that didn’t happen.

    The biggest thing in Trump’s favor is the voting public are fatigued with the MSM and attack ads already. While his own disapproval ratings are high Clinton’s are astronomical, so all the Cruze voters stay home, the hard left youth gimme free money demographic stays home (as Clinton will win the Democratic nomination not Sanders) and Trump waltzs into the presidency and commences wall building and aggressively negotiating with the Chinese, Iran etc..

  14. Combine Dave

    The thousands of muslims celebrating in Jersey.

    That one was confirmed as true. http://spectator.org/blog/64746/trump-right-cnn-reported-american-muslims-celebrating-911

    I can confirm I also saw a handful celebrating in Brisbane as well, in front of that Uni big screen news projection that kept ghoulishly replaying the scene of the plane hitting the building on loop (the news channel they were streaming kept showing it, not that the Uni was putting the news footage itself on a loop).

  15. srr

    Republican Oligarchy -VS- “We The People”…
    Posted on March 2, 2016 by sundance [go there for the pictures that add a thousand millions more, Fighting words]
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/03/02/republican-oligarchy-vs-we-the-people/#more-113202

    (Via Bob Lonsberry) You’re not fighting Trump.

    You’re fighting the people who are voting for him.

    The anti-Trump effort being waged by the Republican Party is essentially a fight against democracy.

    It’s not that this monster has raised himself up to threaten the ivory castles of the blue bloods, it’s that millions of people have stood up and said, “Enough is enough.”

    It is they against whom the GOP establishment is fighting.

    And that fight never turns out well.

    Donald Trump isn’t Barry Goldwater in 1964, he is Andrew Jackson in 1828. He is going to storm the White House, and he is going to bring his unwashed hordes with him. The Trump campaign is built on the uniquely American premise that the people are sovereign, and that does not jibe with cozy arrangements of the country-club Republicans. For too long, the Republican Party has exploited its constituencies, instead of served them, and the beaten dog is about to bite.

    trump rally valdosta 2

    Some have gone off after Ted Cruz, but most have gone off after Donald Trump. Together, something approaching 80 percent of Republican voters thus far this primary season have told the party establishment to pound salt. You have the clueless elite, and then you have the voters who actually care about America.

    And they have picked up a baseball bat to drive the money changers from the temple.

    It might be Trump who is being slammed upside the GOP head, but it is not Trump doing the slamming. It is the American people. Veterans and taxpayers, moms and dads, young and old. They are tired of being screwed, they are tired of being ignored, they are tired of being played.

    And Trump is their tool.

    And the Republican Party can resist them at its peril.

    Because the people will be heard. In this party, or the other party, or in a new party. In this election, or a future election, but certainly someday they will be heard. What Donald Trump has done is crack open the door of opportunity, he has given the voters a choice other than Party Hack A versus Party Hack B. When you give the people a chance to order something that’s not on the menu, they do it.

    Bernie tried on the Democrat side, and has failed.

    Trump is trying on the Republican side, and is succeeding.

    And the party is losing.

    Every time you stand up and tell the voters that they are wrong, every time you disavow the results of your own party’s primaries, every time you pledge to disqualify the candidate backed by the people, you unleash a firestorm of pent-up electoral rage. Traditional Republican voters have been punked by their party in election after election, with promises unkept and problems unsolved for generations on end. They are now joined by new voters who are unaccustomed to docility and disrespect.

    And it’s payback time.

    Trump rally texas

    While the Republican bosses go on the evening news to say, “Let them eat cake,” Republican voters go to the ballot box and say, “Let them eat lead.” This is one of those elections where they dip their finger in ink and hold it aloft as a sign they’ve voted. Except in this case it’s the middle finger.

    And, yes, the goal is the White House, the objective is the federal government. But right now the Republican establishment stands in the way, and it can either be part of the solution or it can be part of the roadkill.

    Thus far it seems intent on self-destruction.

    And that’s fine by me.

    Last night the people spoke, and the Republican bigwigs went into the backrooms to debate brokered conventions and third-party candidacies. Little did they realize that they were writing the last details of their own political obituaries.

    Because this isn’t about Trump.

    It’s about the people who vote for him, in record numbers. People who have flocked to the Republican ballot box in numbers unknown since the days of Reagan. The pigs at the trough of Republican power are condemning their party in the name of self-interest. They’ve got theirs, and they’ll be damned if anyone else is going to get any.

    But they fight the unbeatable foe.

    The American people.

    The Republican Party is not trying to steal this election from Donald Trump, it is trying to steal it from the American people. It is trying to deny the franchise to those who fail to kiss its arse. It is declaring Trump voters second-class citizens.

    And that never ends well.

    A fish rots from the head, and all the Republican Party needs is a good decapitation.

    Which every party attack on Donald Trump and his voters makes ever more certain.

    (source)
    http://www.boblonsberry.com/writings.cfm

  16. .

    Well Trump is going to be the RNC candidate. He’ll probably lose to HRC but…

    It won’t be as bad as anti Trumpsters say – he can’t tell the Senate, House and courts what to do.

    Hopefully the whole “he’s actually very pro free market and is just lying to the plebs” is true, although it is really distasteful.

    Same with Clinton. A truly conservative House, Senate and state legislatures and governors can hold her in check.

  17. cohenite

    Infidel Tiger

    #1963831, posted on March 2, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    You were completely beclowned in that argument.

    Maryanne Trump loves abortion. She froths about it.

    Ok, I’ll repeat the argument and you can beclown me again. The T’s sister adjudicated in this case: PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF CENTRAL NEW JERSEY v. FARMER. She determined the New Jersey Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1997 would have the effect of making Roe illegal and struck it down. The act was later rectified and a revised version approved in Gonzales v. Carhart. The T’s sister does not approve of live birth abortions but she supports Roe on the basis of Judicial precedent. She’s a conservative.

    Start beclowning.

  18. srr

    Top End Hotels, Resorts and Golf Clubs …

    Clell Watson: “No law at all in Deadwood…is that true?”

    Al Swearengen: “You don’t want to interfere with me.”

    Charlie Utter: “I’m the guy that the next time you see me, you better take a different fuckin’ tone with.”

    Bill Hickok: “You ridin’?”
    Seth Bullock: “Yeah, we’ll ride.”

    Al Swearengen: “Run for your fuckin’ life.”

    Bill Hickok: “You know the sound of thunder. Can you imagine that sound, if I ask you to? Listen to the thunder.”

    Bill Hickok: “Some goddamn time, a man’s due to stop arguing with hisself, feeling he’s twice the goddamn fool he knows he is because he can’t be something he tries to be every goddamn day without once getting to dinnertime and not fucking it up. I don’t want to fight it no more. Can’t you let me go to hell the way I want to?”

    Al Swearengen: “Pain or damage don’t end the world. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you’ve got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man, and give some back.”

    Seth Bullock: “If you wasn’t tied up, I’d kill ya.”

    Al Swearengen: “But don’t get aggravated; then the enemy has you by the short hair.”

    Al Swearengen: “Tell your god to ready for blood.”

    Cy Tolliver: “You can help your delicate sensibilities by turning the fuck away.”

    Al Swearengen: “Truth is, as a base of operations, you cannot beat a fucking saloon.”


  19. Yohan

    Ann Coulter on the Disavowal Game

    Do they have TV sets at CNN? An Internet connection? I don’t work at a television network, but I saw Trump “disavow” David Duke a half-dozen times before Jake Tapper asked him to disavow Duke again last Sunday.

    The question served absolutely no journalistic purpose. No new information was sought. It was just a smear, for the sole purpose of getting the words “KKK” into the same sentence as “Donald Trump.”

    Unsuspecting viewers who missed Trump’s earlier disavowals are supposed to think, Is Trump connected with the Klan? Why else would they be asking him about David Duke?

    Given that Trump did disavow Duke the day before the Tapper interview, the only explanation for his refusal to do it again is that he was ticked off by the question and decided not to play ball. (Tip for journalists: When WASPs don’t want to answer impertinent questions from reporters, they often say, “I don’t know,” rather than the more urban “go f—yourself.”)

    How many times must Trump waste precious airtime “disavowing” some random person he doesn’t know, has never met and never mentioned?

    David Duke IS a random person: The KKK has not been an organization of any significance since the mid-’60s (outside of Southern Poverty Law Center fundraisers), and David Duke hasn’t been a member of this meaningless group since 1980.

    Also, David Duke has never been accused of rape. Hillary’s most prominent supporter has. Will she be asked to disavow Bill Clinton?

    If she doesn’t think her husband raped Juanita Broaddrick, how about the sexual assaults claimed by Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Christy Zercher, Eileen Wellstone, Carolyn Moffet, Elizabeth Ward Gracen and Sandra Allen James, as well as a half-dozen other women?

    Does Hillary believe any of her husband’s accusers? How many sexual assault accusations must there be before she disavows him?

    As far as I know, David Duke has also never supported cop-killing. Boatloads of Hillary’s supporters do — and she plays footsie with them by endorsing #BlackLivesMatter.

    I will give Hillary the benefit of the doubt, and say I do not believe that she personally supports cop-killing. But why is she seeking the votes of murderous thugs? What kind of campaign is she running that attracts such people? Will she disavow them? Is she willing to state forthrightly that cops’ lives matter?

    I am not aware of David Duke ever inciting a mob that went on to commit murder. Al Sharpton has — and no Democrat can run for president without kissing his ring.

    More than a decade after Duke quit the KKK, Sharpton inflamed anti-Semitic mobs in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights — mobs that were four or five times larger than the entire national KKK membership — fueling several more days of riots, during which a man, whom the crowd believed to be Jewish, was murdered.

    In December 1995, Sharpton led anti-Semitic protests against a Jewish-owned clothing store in Harlem, Freddy’s Fashion Mart, which ended with a protestor bursting into the store and setting a blaze that killed seven employees.

    In 1989, Sharpton libeled innocent law enforcement officers in the Tawana Brawley rape hoax — resulting in a libel judgment against him. Then in 1990, a Sharpton-led mob screamed “Whore!” at a rape victim and roughed up cameramen outside the trial of the Central Park rapists (who were guilty).

    Sharpton isn’t some random nut Hillary and Bernie have vaguely heard of. Two weeks ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)16%
    publicly met with Sharpton to ask for his blessing. Hillary will be making the same pilgrimage soon. My advice is, bring your checkbook.

    David Duke doesn’t speak at Republican national conventions; Sharpton was given a prominent speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention less than a decade after his demagoguery outside Freddy’s ended in the deaths of seven innocent people (this was also a quarter century after Duke left the Klan).

    Duke isn’t invited to the White House to advise Republican presidents. Sharpton has officially visited Obama’s White House at least 72 times.

    Duke has never been given a TV show where he gets to ask questions of elected officials. Guess who was?

    In fact, now that I think about it, Duke has no connection to any GOP official whatsoever!

    When David Duke is invited to give a prime-time address at the Republican National Convention, maybe the media can ask Republican candidates to “disavow” him. Until then, how about asking the Democrats about their supporters?

    Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis was endorsed by Willie Horton, a vicious murderer, who, after being released by Dukakis, broke into a Maryland couple’s home, tortured and raped them.

    Dukakis wasn’t asked to disavow Willie Horton’s endorsement. To the contrary! President Bush was called on to repudiate a flier connecting Dukakis to Horton — whose release from “life in prison” was 100 percent the result of Dukakis’ idiotic furlough policy. Bush’s campaign chairman James A. Baker III acquiesced and disavowed the flier, in keeping with the GOP motto, “Groveling Always Works!”

    Jimmy Carter was endorsed by Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and Obama was endorsed by Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez — as well as his own friend, Pentagon-bomber William Ayers. Bernie Sanders has supporters who admired the world’s greatest mass murder, Josef Stalin.

    But never, ever, ever will Democrats be asked to “disavow” the lunatics who support them. The ritualistic demand for “disavowals” is a game played exclusively with Republicans.

    The media probably can’t believe their luck, tricking Republicans into apologizing for people they have nothing to do with, while the Democrats happily accept the support of cop-killers, rapists, murderers, anti-Semitic race hustlers and domestic terrorists.

    This week, Trump trashed the GOP’s time-tested groveling approach, then went on to sweep Super Tuesday. Perhaps someday, the boneless wonders in the GOP will learn.

  20. Yohan

    Democrat strategists start to worry

    It’s time to stop pointing and laughing at the Republican primary. For all the GOP front-runner’s flaws, many veteran Democrats are beginning to conclude, Donald Trump is a canny operator who just might end up in the White House if they’re not careful.
    He appears to be cracking the code with white working-class voters who could help him put blue Rust Belt states in play against Hillary Clinton. He’s helping to fuel record turnout in GOP primaries and he’s mastered the media like no candidate in recent memory, with his constant feeding of catnip to cable TV and his 140-character missiles on Twitter.

    It’s a mistake to dismiss Trump’s appeal against Hillary Clinton, other Democrats have concluded, especially as he continues to roll up wins across the map on his march to the Republican nomination.

    “I think Trump could beat her like a tied-up billy goat,” said Mudcat Saunders, a rural Democratic strategist who’s supporting Bernie Sanders. “There are many areas in key swing states like Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania that look like Sherman went through and didn’t burn anything. Empty factories, empty buildings, few opportunities for young people. It’s sad. It should be no surprise to anybody that voters in those areas are gravitating to Trump.”

    The prospect that Trump might turn out new voters who are highly motivated and not on anyone’s radar can’t be ignored, said Doug Rubin, a Democratic strategist who’s advised Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

    “One thing that scares me the most about Trump is the fact that every one of these Republican primaries to date has record turnout. And I think a large part of that, though not all of that, but a large part of that is that Trump is bringing out people who don’t normally vote, and adding to the Republican mix on those things and so I worry that in the general election along with the traditional Republican voters that he has the opportunity to bring out a chunk of voters that don’t normally vote in those elections and in some elections that could tip the scales,” he said.

  21. Ant

    Ann Coulter on the disavowal game.

    Coulter always struggles disavowalling anyone who’s thinking of buying one of her books.

    She’s a strange character and reminds me of Glen Beck: Solid as a rock sometimes and a total flake other times. Who can forget her preposterous “3 Cheers For Romneycare” piece prior to the 2012 election? The one significant issue during the campaign where Romney was completely neutered, yet Coulter scraped around for a virtue and tried to sell it. Most people won’t swallow manure, even when you dress it up as a chocolate muffin.

    As for this disavowal business, Trump’s behaviour re David Duke is indefensible. You belittle yourself trying to defend it.

    When Donald was forced to disavow Duke last week (I think) you could feel his reluctant words being squashed hesitatingly through his gritted teeth. Then came the Tapper interview where he pretended that he had never heard of Duke and then, in the traditional Trump manner we’ve become accustomed to, he pretended that his earpiece was dodgy and he didn’t know who he was being asked about despite him having repeated Duke’s name to Tapper a couple of times.

    A bloody clown.

  22. Yohan

    Ant the fact you cling to all the Cuck talking points re Duke shows you are not being rational when it comes to Trump. Too biased. Recognize spin for what it is.

  23. .

    Al Swearengen

    Where is the c*nt brine!?

  24. Ant

    Yeah, right, Yohan. One of the talking points is that Duke’s not a rabid anti-Semite. Gotya.

    My observations on Trump are plainly rational. Irrational would be listening to Trump say something one day, do an about face on the second day, and triple sommersault on the issue on the third, and still think he’ll make America Great™ again – just because he says so.

    Duke is actively pushing his admirers to vote for Trump. This prompted reasonable questions from the media.

    Trump prevaricated on the Duke subject. He did it so as to not alienate a significant (obviously, otherwise why do it?) section of his support base and risk losing votes.

    The guy’s a prostitute and I’m not buying him. But you go right ahead. Have fun.

  25. Andreas

    What’s it to Trump that some random fruitcake supports him. Trump has nothing to do with him whatsoever, so who gives a shit.

    It reminds me of the media smearing conservatives who happened to be mentioned by Brevik in his ‘manifesto’ – as if they had anything whatever to do with his monstrous crimes just because their entirely innocent words were quoted or approved of by him. They had nothing to do with Brevik, and Duke can support whoever he likes, it has nothing to do with Trump.

  26. Ant

    What’s it to Trump that some random fruitcake supports him. Trump has nothing to do with him whatsoever, so who gives a shit.

    FFS!

    TAPPER: I want to ask you about the Anti-Defamation League, which this week called on you to publicly condemn unequivocally the racism of former KKK grand wizard David Duke, who recently said that voting against you at this point would be treason to your heritage.

    Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you don’t want his vote or that of other white supremacists in this election?

    TRUMP: Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke. OK? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So, I don’t know.

    I don’t know, did he endorse me or what’s going on, because, you know, I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. And so you’re asking me a question that I’m supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about.

    TAPPER: But I guess the question from the Anti-Defamation League is, even if you don’t know about their endorsement, there are these groups and individuals endorsing you. Would you just say unequivocally you condemn them and you don’t want their support?

    TRUMP: Well, I have to look at the group. I mean, I don’t know what group you’re talking about.

    You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I would have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them. And, certainly, I would disavow if I thought there was something wrong.

    TAPPER: The Ku Klux Klan?

    TRUMP: But you may have groups in there that are totally fine, and it would be very unfair. So, give me a list of the groups, and I will let you know.

    TAPPER: OK. I mean, I’m just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan here, but…

    TRUMP: I don’t know any — honestly, I don’t know David Duke. I don’t believe I have ever met him. I’m pretty sure I didn’t meet him. And I just don’t know anything about him.

    TAPPER: All right.

    Follow the link. He absolutely knows who David Duke is. He is what we call lying.

    I know the Trumpbots struggle with the concept. What can you do?

    Trump is no racist. He’s said and done nothing that I know of to indicate that he is.

    But he is a cold opportunist. He’s said and done plenty to demonstrate that. This is simply another example of it.

    “Why denounce Duke and the KKK when a lot of their numpties are going to vote for me?”

  27. .

    Andreas
    #1964370, posted on March 3, 2016 at 12:27 pm
    What’s it to Trump that some random fruitcake supports him.

    Um – he’s appealing to the Rape/Defecate/Occupy in Tents on Wall Street crowd now.

    What a phoney.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *