It Ain’t Super Tuesday So We Don’t Have to Be All Depressed (Yet) Open Thread

So this Swedish teenager – apparently starry-eyed for some boy – agrees to travel nearly 2,000 miles with him to Syria. The story says they took a bus to ISIS controlled territory! What in heck is going on in this world? First off – just what did anyone ever hear about ISIS which makes them say, “sounds good; sign me up?”. She’s not Muslim – she’s native Swedish…what brings such a child to such a place? And how in heck did she just waltz in there where our Special Forces troops risk life and limb to get in?

We live in very strange and amazingly stupid times.

Christie endorses Trump. See my above comment.

Glenn Reynolds analyses the Trump phenomena and notes that similar political rumblings are being seen in Britain. Boiled down – people are afraid to hold in public unpopular opinions until it is safe to so do. As more and more people “let it all hang out” people start to realize that their secret views are not really all that unpopular and a preference cascade erupts – in a flash, safe political calculations are upset. Trump’s vulgar demagoguery is allowing more and more people to, as it were, let it rip in the public square. This is allowing some people of decidedly fascist and/or racist views to poke their heads up a bit, as well – and that shouldn’t be ignored and should be smacked down as much as possible…but it is also allowing people to say true things which have been forbidden for a long time. We’re all going to get to see how this plays out – I don’t think anyone is going to be able to stop it from happening, even if Trump ends up losing. The cat is most definitively out of the bag.

Host of un-watched ultra-leftwing TV show is boycotting her show because it keeps getting pre-empted by things people would rather watch.

Yet another false accusation of racism. Racism does, indeed, exist in the United States. My “block” list on Twitter is probably half outright racists. But it doesn’t really keep a minority person down…and 7 years after we elected our first African-American President is is the height of absurdity to keep harping on racism as if this were still 1960 in the Jim Crow South. But, liberals want to keep harping on it – and if they just have to make stuff up, that is what they’ll do.

And also 7 years into Obama’s Administration, the Washington Post makes the shocking discovery that here is a lack of U.S. leadership in the world.

What’s coming for us…

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32 thoughts on “It Ain’t Super Tuesday So We Don’t Have to Be All Depressed (Yet) Open Thread

  1. Amazona February 27, 2016 / 12:43 am

    Several black “entertainers” are threatening to move out of the United States if Trump is elected. I wonder if Kim Basinger or Cher can let them crash with them, since they both threatened to leave if Bush was elected.

    I don’t know where you found that video clip but I have to admit, it strikes me as fairly representative of a Trump rally.

  2. bardolf2 February 27, 2016 / 4:34 am

    I’ll try and explain the Swedish teen story for those who don’t understand biology.

    A troubled 14 year old girl, in foster care, school dropout, has nothing to do so mainly roams around. Most Swedish males of her age are in school and those not in school are taking drugs. That doesn’t leave troubled girl with a representative sample of Swedish males in her daily life. Certainly not ones interested in a relationship.

    Sweden has decided that the Pope is right about 1 thing, namely it’s a good thing to bring in hoards of people with views antithetical to both Christianity and the Enlightenment. That’s a new Catholic teaching, back in the day the Popes actually encouraged a defense of Christendom.

    According to science, women are more predisposed to xenophilia than men. Men fight to defend their family and country from invaders and if they are conquered are often killed. Women expect that men will fight for the in-group, but if the men fail, the women often become family members of the invaders. So when females are suddenly surrounded by a foreign group of males their instincts suggest that those foreigners must in some way be ‘superior’.

    Troubled girl, who has barely begun menses, is approached romantically by wannabe 18 year old tough guy and nobody else. Like happens everywhere in the world, she starts seeing him. School dropout and tough guy start engaging in intercourse soon after. (She was 15 and pregnant when she ran away). Meanwhile, tough guy, who does nothing all day, after watching some videos, decides he’ll prove his manhood by fighting in a war. Tough guy, who speaks at least a few languages, seems to know much more about the real world than troubled pregnant girl. He convinces her to go on an adventure and fight against tyranny.

    n many parts of Islam there are whole swaths of males who have little chance at having descendants. The natural pressure to want to mate and reproduce makes these men disposed to do almost anything to have children. ISIS promises these males that if they risk death but overcome then they will be given wives. Q: What does the West offer these men? A: Porn

    In the Western World many people, even fertile married ones, simply choose not to have children. That’s really, really unnatural. It goes against every ancient religious prescriptive to ‘be fruitful and multiply’. The left wing talking point that all the worlds problems are due to overpopulation fits hand in glove with the right wing notion that men and women’s main usefulness is increasing the GDP.

    SO the Swedish teenager running away ultimately comes about from the meeting of Sunni Islam, a religion which never had an enlightenment, and a western world which prioritizes money above family. That meeting was also arranged because of liberals wanting unlimited immigration and conservatives bombing the MidEast to pieces in the name of democracy.

    Possible Solutions: Stop the mass immigration, stop the bombing of ‘bad guys’ in the MidEast (I heard Obama again yesterday whining about Assad, just STFU), stop gutting the working class and measuring the economy solely based on GDP, encourage locality over globalism, strengthen the church and other cultural structures

    • Amazona February 27, 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you for adding to the already lengthy list of things you know that are not true. (I would comment, once again, on what can be gleaned from these glimpses into your distorted view of the world, but I would once again be accused of trying to be a psychiatrist, and I am too busy trying to pretend I am British.)

      “Sweden has decided that the Pope is right about 1 thing, namely it’s a good thing to bring in hoards (sic, with a grin) of people with views antithetical to both Christianity and the Enlightenment.” Yeah, except the Pope hasn’t said that.

      “So when females are suddenly surrounded by a foreign group of males their instincts suggest that those foreigners must in some way be ‘superior’.” Ahhh, just who is posturing as a psychiatrist now? That is just plain silly. I suggest a quick perusal of the recent photos of women “suddenly surrounded by a foreign group of males” to see if the expressions on their faces indicate a belief that the mob is “superior”.

      “The natural pressure to want to mate and reproduce makes these men disposed to do almost anything to have children.” Actually, a much better analysis of the jihadist attitude toward sex was written by a French journalist who was accepted into radical Islamist groups, and it had nothing to do with wanting to make babies. It is far too long to go into here, but in addition to it, it doesn’t seem likely that a man who is willing to die so he can have access to virgins is going to be happy about being given a wife who has been defiled by another man.

      “What does the West offer these men? A: Porn” AKA “schlonging”. More vapid silliness.

      “…the right wing notion that men and women’s main usefulness is increasing the GDP.” As the list goes on, so does the abject silliness. As an effort to appear profound, this is resulting only in appearing vacuous and in need of sliming yet another demographic.

      “….a western world which prioritizes money above family” and “…conservatives bombing the MidEast to pieces in the name of democracy.” See above.

      Taking out all the pseudo-political pseudo analysis, it comes down to a teen aged girl who is pregnant, which often occurs when a young girl is either rebelling or looking for the feeling of being loved, if not both. Then a guy seems to offer her both acceptance/love and a chance to REALLY rebel. Running off to join ISIS is sooo much more a poke in the eye to the parents than just hooking up with a tattooed biker. As for the motives of ISIS in trying to recruit her, all we have to do is look at how silly naive Western recruits are treated, both as slaves (including sex slaves) and as propaganda tools, to see the utter silliness of claiming it has anything to do with wanting to make Islamic babies.

      • bardolf2 February 27, 2016 / 2:41 pm

        1. Papal teaching: A nation may not simply decide that it wants to provide for its own people and no others. A sincere commitment to the needs of all must prevail.

        2. http://faculty.washington.edu/hechter/KanazawaPaper.pdf shows the scientific support for women’s xenophilia

        3. You can deny reproducing is at the top of male priorities along with some French journalist all you want. It’s silly.

        4. Ask any young male that you know that doesn’t have the resources to attract a female what males his age do. Drugs and porn. Again, maybe you’re a little old to understand.

        5. If you think that the GOP and Romney emphasizing the ‘corporation is a person’ is something besides an attack on human dignity you are out of touch.

        Any chance BlogsforBush pundits will realize the utter mess that was the Iraq War?

      • M. Noonan February 27, 2016 / 11:53 pm

        It was a victory – we won. Now, to be sure, I do think we went about it a bit of the wrong way…the key to that situation was always in Tehran; it was Tehran that funded and supplied the insurgency and had we gone about it the right way, that years-long insurgency never would have happened. But, in the end, even leaving the enemy a sanctuary in Iran, we won…just as, really, we won in Vietnam, and then also just threw it all away (the French also won in Algeria just before they threw it all away).

        But what really made the war a mess was the determination on the part of opponents of President Bush to make the war a defeat – they couldn’t stand the thought of Bush remaining as President so, starting in late 2003, they dusted off the so-called “anti-war” movement and started repeating all the lies and slanders about the United States and our armed forces that our enemies put out. That is what the kept the enemy in the field…and kept us from applying our full force.

      • Amazona February 27, 2016 / 4:43 pm

        Your repeating the ignorant Leftist meme that conservatives think “..a corporation is a person…” merely adds to the list of things you know that are not true. As you don’t even know what the French journalist said he learned while in jihadist camps, once again you are arguing against something you don’t know by presenting your personal experience/opinion as objective fact. This man actually DOES say what young males without sexual outlets do if they are constrained by jihadist ideology, but whatever you do, you be sure to keep refusing to clutter your mind with any ideas outside the limited scope of what you already “know”. “Scientific support” WOULD appeal to you, as there is so much “scientific support” for so many things that are not true. The rest of your ageist bigoted whine…….whatever.

        As I have said, you are a sad and sour little pickle, obviously looking for someplace in which you can bleat your existential angst. Still trying to engage people in your opinion on the Iraq War? You know, there is still conflict over the real reason for the Civil War, and there still might be some people arguing who would win, ninjas or pirates. There is no reason to limit yourself to something that was only a decade and a half ago—you clearly have enough bitterness stored up to span a century or two.

    • Bob Eisenhower February 27, 2016 / 3:45 pm

      Bardolf

      I agree with the basic premise – teen girl who has slipped through society’s cracks makes a bad life choice – but I’m not sure the left/right, Christian/Muslim, immigrant stuff comes into play.

      Lots of girls in her position have been turned into prostitutes by non-Muslim (non-religious at all, likely) pimps. It is a pretty old story that has happened, in all likelihood, since caveman days.

      In this case the pimp was an immigrant Muslim who sent her to a war zone instead of a seedy section of town, but it is still the same story.

      • bardolf2 March 3, 2016 / 11:22 am

        Really?

        In Sweden there aren’t a lot of pimps on the street corner waiting to turn the girls into prostitutes.

  3. Amazona February 27, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    Erick Erikson has been quite vocal in both his distaste for Trump and his concerns for the impact Trump is having and may continue to have on the conservative movement. From his blog, written by a contributor. emphasis mine

    “http://theresurgent.com/the-importance-of-disclosing-this-immediately

    He is an authoritarian blending nationalist and tribal impulses, which historically has never worked out well for the nation that goes in that direction or the people in that nation.

    His supporters who claim he carried hispanic voters in Nevada are deluding themselves. Nevada’s turnout of hispanic voters was less than one percent of Nevada’s hispanic population, amounting to around 100 people in the exit polling with a margin of error of at minimum ±10%.

    Trump is a liberal who has supported big government, interventionist policies. He defends Planned Parenthood, says he can cut deals in Washington, and believes in a socialist government run healthcare scheme.

    At a time when so much is on the line for people of faith and conservatives, Donald Trump believes judges sign bills. He said so himself in the Houston, TX debate, while lying about the jurisprudence of Justice Samuel Alito.

    Trump is also a con-artist and the media, which has built his campaign is going to destroy his campaign. After he secures the Republican nomination, the media will trot out every victim and perceived victim of Trump’s actions. All the people hurt by repeated strategic bankruptcies, all the people swindled by Trump University, and anyone who got food poisoning from Trump steaks will be in a 24/7 cavalcade on national television.

    By the time the media and Democrats, but I repeat myself, are done with Trump, he will be radioactive.”

    He ends his essay with something I have been saying as well:

    “If Trump supporters choose to proceed, history will show what they will never concede — his defeat is on them, not us. With the rise of an authoritarian menace to our republic, it is important to go on record now, while he can be stopped, that we will play no part in his rise.”

  4. Bob Eisenhower February 27, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    This phenomenon of speaking your mind publicly feeding popularity points back to one of my entertainment heroes, Howard Stern. Yes, Howard Stern.

    His career, according to him, exists on a single premise, that real life is more interesting than anything someone could write. Just record real life, maybe in some funny situations, and the audience will be fascinated.

    So it is not surprising politicians are finding the same thing – their ugly but real feelings get more traction than political sound bites. And it isn’t surprising that an entertainer (Trump) translated Stern’s entertainment vehicle to politics.

    What makes Stern my hero is not that his premise of real being funny, it is the side aspect of it, the reaction of others to the honesty.

    One of Stern’s most derides bits involved women desperate for a boob job who agreed to get in bikinis, let the Stern staff paint their butts with mayonnaise and then try to throw slices of bologna so it would stick to their butts. The joke was that these women had been pestering Stern’s phone lines for months, saying they’d do ANYTHING for a boob job (not something meaningful but a stupid boob job) and Stern couldn’t believe they agreed to something a ridiculous and humiliating as the mayo. And there was the reaction of the audience calling in applauding the stunt as though mayo/bologna isn’t absolutely beyond was a sane human being would agree to do, even to feed their family.

    Of the time Stern spoke seriously of the need to blow up the moon and got a Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonator agreeing and it showed up the next day being lambasted on Scarborough Country.

    These politicians are getting success the Stern way, except Stern is in it for laughs and they are in it to run nations. Scary.

    • Amazona February 27, 2016 / 1:44 pm

      So let me get this right—Stern is a genius?

      • Bob Eisenhower February 27, 2016 / 2:21 pm

        an awesome genius.

        No, he’s a guy who had a different idea and the courage to follow that idea despite many people who worked very hard to stop him. He changed (for better or worse) American culture. Hence, he is (one of many) entertainment heroes of mine.

    • Amazona February 27, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      So Trump is really the Howard Stern/Jerry Springer candidate?

      I’ve been thinking the whole Trump candidacy might just be a Phil Hendrie goof

      • Bob Eisenhower February 27, 2016 / 2:26 pm

        Yes. Well, no. He is the Howard Stern of politics.

        Nothing about the Springer show was authentic except the first time, when mayhem occurred and ratings went up. After that it was all set up and loosely-scripted.

        Springer is funny but he is no super-awesome Beethoven-level genius like Howard.

  5. Amazona February 27, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    Before you read this (if you even read it all after seeing who posted it) remember how many people claim that Trump “won” the debate.

    “During the debate, Donald Trump basically showed that he has no real idea of what judges do at all. Here he is, trying to tangle with Ted Cruz, bizarrely claiming that judges “sign bills.” Like they’re the President or Governors or something. (video)

    TRUMP: Now, Ted’s been very critical, I have a sister, who is a brilliant, [crosstalk] excuse me, she’s a brilliant judge. He’s been criticizing… he’s been criticizing my sister for signing a certain bill. You know who else signed that bill? Justice Samuel Alito, a very conservative member of the Supreme Court, with my sister signed that bill. So, I think that maybe we should get a little bit of an apology from Ted, what do you think?

    This is not “Trump isn’t a politician,” this is “Trump doesn’t understand Civics 101.” But what’s always interesting to me is to watch the candidates and their surrogates in the post-debate coverage, when their guard is let down a little bit. In this case, Trump was (irrationally) slamming Cruz again for John Roberts’ existence, and John King asked him, “How would you prevent the same thing from happening?” In other words, you’re being so critical of Ted Cruz, how would you make sure you didn’t repeat that mistake?

    Trump’s answer was incredible. He said, basically, I have no idea.

    JOHN KING: But what would President Trump do to make sure that doesn’t happen? What would you ask [of your potential judicial nominees]?
    TRUMP: I would wanna see scholars, but I think more than my asking, I would go on references of other people that I respect. Because that is not necessarily my world. I’m very much into the world of legal and legality. But, that is not my world, so I would go to people that I have great respect for and say, “Who do you recommend?”

    This is a pretty stunning admission from Trump – even setting aside the question of what “I’m very much into the world of legal and legality” even means. What Trump is saying here is that he, personally, has no idea whatsoever what he would do. He has no idea what questions he might ask of a judge.

    This is not a guy who can be trusted to not repeat the mistakes that gave us David Souter. By his own admission he has literally no idea what he’s doing when it comes to judicial nominations. Quite frankly, as he demonstrated in the debate, he does not even know what judges do. And this is someone you want picking the replacement for Scalia?”

    http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/02/26/donald-trumps-shocking-post-debate-admission

    Though I have quoted most if not all of the article, I really suggest reading it, because the comments are priceless.

    And, back to my first line, THIS IS THE MAN MILLIONS THOUGHT WON THE DEBATE

  6. Amazona February 27, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Just when you think it can’t get any more bizarre…

    Trump trying to deflect attention away from the fact that he has been audited every year for the past 12 years is now trying to turn that, which is in fact a commentary on the legitimacy of his tax reporting, into being targeted, and you have to get ready for this—for being too Christian. Yes, The Donald has not attracted the attention of the IRS for his freewheeling financial reporting (it may not have been on an IRS form, but when he tried to support his claim of being worth $9 billion he had the “worth of his brand” valued at $2 billion) but in retaliation for the strength of his oh-so-deeply held Christian (though not the kind that is supposed to repent for anything or ask for forgiveness) faith. Yeah, THAT was the red flag for the feds.

    ““Well, you see what has happened,” Trump replied. “You see the religious groups that have been complaining about that. They’ve been complaining about it for a long time.”

    Pander much, Donald? Trying to compare yourself to Christians persecuted for their religious faith? Trying to slip into the flock so they will think you are one of them?

    Unbelievable……….

  7. Amazona February 27, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    I was curious about your video so I googled Idiocracy, not sure if it was a movie or our new “conservative” movement, and think maybe it’s not so far-fetched after all. When a guy is accidentally put in some kind of hibernation for half a century instead of just one year, he wakes up to a world where this average guy is the smartest guy in the world.

    And I have to say, when I see the people in that world, not all of them look all that much different from a lot of what I see here and now. (The IQ test has a really hard question—-if one guy has a bucket that holds 2 gallons, and another guy has a bucket that holds 7 gallons, how many buckets are there? I’m guessing the people interviewed at Clinton and Sanders rallies might have a problem with that one.)

    Anyway, there is a State of the Union address by President Comacho, and if I didn’t know the movie was five or six years old I would swear it is a takeoff on a President Trump, albeit with different colored hair.

    Too funny……………..

    • Amazona February 27, 2016 / 9:23 pm

      Phooey—I am late to the party.

      ““It’s a movie now,” wrote one reviewer of Mike Judge’s Idiocracy (2006), “but in ten years it will be a historical documentary.” Wake up, time travelers. The year 2016 is here, and several days ago—as reported in Entertainment Weekly and elsewhere—Idiocracy’s co-writer Etan Cohen tweeted that he “never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary.” The end times are right on schedule.

      ******************************************************

      The country, by the way, is run by a former professional wrestler and porn star, President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho (Terry Crews), and this is where the film starts to be uncomfortably prophetic. American is on the verge—maybe brink is the right word—of nominating a presidential candidate, Donald Trump, who has made a number of “Monday Night Raw” and “WrestleMania” appearances. Is it fair to wonder whether Mike Judge is a time traveler?

    • M. Noonan February 27, 2016 / 11:48 pm

      It is a pretty funny movie – crude, but that goes with the stupidity. And the actors do a fine job of just relentlessly being morons. As for me, I’m going to buy a very fine bottle of whiskey and some Brawndo for November 8th and have a ball…

    • Amazona February 28, 2016 / 8:56 pm

      There is a clip about people talking about how they use Brawndo on crops, titled “Electrolytes”. It is hysterical, except for the depressing aspect that this is exactly what it is like talking to a Trump supporter.

  8. Amazona February 28, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    Some of you may have picked up on a clue or two that I don’t like Donald Trump. As much as I have found to dislike about him, I keep learning more.

    For example, I did not know that he was the first to have a strip club, including lap dances, in a casino in Atlantic City. I did not know that he was often a guest on the raunchy Howard Stern show where he indulged in the same kind of low-class trash talk that made Stern famous. I did not know there are audio clips available in which Trump makes gross comments about the women he has bedded, women he would like to bed, how he rates women on their looks and other disgusting, misogynistic garbage. The man just never ceases to amaze. Every time I think I know how scummy he is, up pops another surprise to show me how wrong I was. because there is always something uglier and more distasteful to learn.

    A good article on some of his sleaze: emphasis mine

    “This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of how truly sleazy Donald Trump is. If I know these things, then the mainstream media with its army of investigative journalists knows much, much more. But don’t look for them to report on it now – they are salivating for the GOP to nominate Trump for the presidency because it will feed their feminist, liberal narrative that the GOP is engaging in a “war on women”. Rest assured, the truth about Trump will then be headlines and the fantasy war on women will become a credible narrative. And whichever liberal, socialist Democratic candidate is nominated will easily be elected President of the United States. Worse still, every Evangelical leader who cozied up to Mr. Trump and was seduced into supporting him will be embarrassed and shamed, and the body of Christ will suffer.

    I’ve spent much of my adult life fighting pornography because it is evil; because it victimizes and degrades women and destroys men and families. It is beyond tragic that so many of my Republican and Christian brothers and sisters have forgotten thatt is the moral fiber of a country that determines its ultimate destiny. If the GOP disregards moral, principled leaders in favor of one who promises only great riches, then we deserve neither.

    Yes, Donald Trump promises to “Make America Great Again”. What he and his supporters fail to realize is that America will never be great again, if we are not first good again.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/rebeccahagelin/2016/02/28/meet-donald-trump-the-king-of-sleaze

    • casper3031 February 28, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Amazona.
      So at last we have something we can both agree on. Trump is the worst I’ve seen from either party.

      • M. Noonan February 28, 2016 / 11:56 pm

        No, you’re wrong – Hillary and Trump are the worst we’ve seen from either party. You vote Hillary this November then you’re exactly like people voting Trump (unless you’re a Conservative registering an anti-Trump vote…on the flip side, a genuine Progressive could vote Trump to register an anti-Hillary vote…but this is unwise for both).

      • Amazona February 29, 2016 / 12:11 am

        Oh, casper, you have taken cluelessness to heretofore unknown heights. Depths?

        Trump has never been responsible, so far as we know, for any deaths. Trump has never recklessly put national security at risk. Trump has never broken an oath of office. Trump has never lied to Congress.

        Trump is sleazy and corrupt, but he is still better than Hillary. As for Bernie, he is just a delusional old fart who came to it naturally, starting as a delusional young fart.

        Trump is not even the worst Republican in history, as his claim of being a Republican is not at all convincing. Even he admits he is more of a Democrat. He is a Republican in name only, as the Dem nomination was pretty much sewed up by his dear friend Hillary so he had to acquire an R to be able to run. In fact, he is a pretty good example of a Progressive.

  9. Amazona February 29, 2016 / 12:19 am

    Anyone notice how the Trump candidacy has drawn the trolls out of the woodwork? Rusty, Mersault, now cappy. It shows that they are always there, lurking in the shadows, waiting for something to snarl at. Casper’s snarls are pretty feeble, achieving only petty snottiness, but he does try. It’s funny that he showed up today, because I was reminded of him when I watched the clips of “Idiocracy”. For you newcomers, casper teaches middle schoolers that if you believe in the Constitution you believe that we should return to slavery and denying women the vote. Scary, I know, but it is in Wyoming where there are enough sane and rational people to balance his silliness.

    I wonder if he will have to put away his Obama necktie and start wearing a Hillary tie.

    • M. Noonan February 29, 2016 / 12:23 am

      They were probably expecting us to get on the Trump bandwagon and we’ve disappointed them…of course, they’ve never understood what Conservatism is all about, anyways.

      If a surge of ethno-nationalist, populist, ignorant voting propels Trump into the White House then the difference between his victory and his defeat will be former Democrat voters…

      • Amazona February 29, 2016 / 12:35 am

        We’re learning that a lot of self-defined “conservatives” don’t know what Conservatism is all about, either, They can’t, if they are on board with someone who brags about how he is going to unilaterally make laws, such as making it easier to sue the pants off media who offend people in some way, trashing the whole 1st Amendment in the process. The same self-identified “conservatives” are pretty happy about replacing someone who just legislated from the White House with someone who promises them, right up front, that he will do the same thing.

        A lot of people with kinda shaky knowledge of the Constitution still considered themselves “conservative” because of their “VALUES”, such as pro-life and decency and family and religion, which does nothing to explain why they are so crazy about someone who has bragged about his degenerate lifestyle, has supported abortion and still supports Planned Parenthood, who has been married three times and been a serial adulterer, and whose claim to being Christian seems to be based on an obscure interpretation of Christianity that does not call for admitting to having sinned or ever asking for forgiveness.

  10. Amazona February 29, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    Big Whiny Bully Trump warned the GOP that there may be consequences for not being nice enough to him. Yes, folks, he is sniveling because “Little Marco Rubio” has been too mean.

    Really. The guy who explained his campaign style by saying that all presidential campaigns are brutal, and vicious, and “beautiful”, is basically threatening to not support the GOP nominee if it is not him. That is a veiled threat, or maybe not so veiled, to tank the GOP chances by running as an independent if he doesn’t get his own way.

    What a guy.

    “Appearing on Sunday’s “State of the Union” on CNN, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told host Jake Tapper that that party leaders better be careful if they’re going to dishonor “the pledge.”

    “I signed the pledge, I’ve been very good and straight and honest and honorable, and they have not treated me well. Look at the way they stacked the audiences in the debate. I’ve won every debate according to every poll. Every single online poll, but way they stacked the audiences, the way they talk.

    They have this light-weight Senator Marco Rubio saying terrible things, just personal terrible things. I don’t think it’s fair the way that the establishment is treating Donald Trump. I’ll be honest with you. I signed the pledge. I will abide by the pledge unless they default. As far as I’m concerned they defaulted.”

    “The pledge” refers to a document signed by Trump in which he promised to support the eventual nominee, regardless of who it may be.”

    http://injo.com/2016/02/548693-donald-trump-issues-clear-warning-to-republicans-on-cnn-be-careful-i-signed-pledge

    Now that other people are treating him the way he has been treating them, the poor baby can’t take it, and is now openly stating that he has come up with what he considers a valid reason for going back on his word. “I will abide by the pledge unless they default. As far as I’m concerned they defaulted.””

    No doubt the Trumpbots will have no problem with Trump trying to blame other people for the fact that his word is worth, well, worth about what an “education” at Trump “University” is worth. He might as well admit that when he makes a promise he has his fingers crossed, and all sorts of mental conditions he can later call on when he wants to weasel out of it.

    He actually has the gall to say, presumably with a straight face, that HE has been ..very good and straight and honest and honorable.. If it didn’t mean having to watch Duckface in action, I’d love to see Tapper’s reaction that comment.

    When people don’t like what he says, it is not his fault, it is the fault of “the establishment” for “stacking the audiences” in the debates. When he gets caught in a lie he just tells another one, and savages whoever caught him out. When someone makes fun of him after being the butt of an onslaught of insults and personal attacks, he says he will get even with the whole party if “they” don’t make Rubio stop. Wahhh wahhh wahhh, you losers just wait and see what kind of Trumpertantrum Donnie will throw if he doesn’t have enough people making sure he is happy.

    Yeah, real presidential material here.

    • M. Noonan March 1, 2016 / 1:16 am

      Meanwhile, Cruz is spending Super Tuesday Eve mostly attacking Rubio…I’m worried that if he’s defeated in Texas, he’ll be the next person to turn Trumpster. Hope I’m absolutely wrong about that. You just watch, though – almost all GOPers in Congress will get in line behind Trump if he’s the nominee. Some will wait until Fall and see what Hillary’s shock and awe campaign does to Trump, but if he’s still within polling MOE by September 1st, most of the GOP will go Trumpster.

      • Amazona March 1, 2016 / 1:41 am

        I think this is a calculation based on the observation that Trumpbots will not have their minds changed no matter what ugly truths surface about him, so the only place he can go to mine for more votes is in the Rubio camp. I don’t see him becoming a Trumpster diver—-while he clearly thinks he would be a better president than Rubio, he has to know that a Trump nomination will pretty much destroy the Conservative Movement and the Republican Party.

        On the other hand, given the threat made by Trump, I suppose Cruz could decide that supporting him would be better than having him as a third party candidate and basically handing the presidency to Hillary wrapped up in a big faux-gold bow.

        Given the absolute short-sightedness of Trumpets, I am sure that most of them would vote for him as a third party candidate knowing he could not win but because they are simply incapable of admitting they backed the wrong guy. They are going to ride this one all the way down.

        The comment about Trump becoming radioactive once the media have succeeded in getting him the nomination made me laugh, as he already looks like he glows in the dark.

      • M. Noonan March 1, 2016 / 2:39 am

        True – normal political processes should have excluded Trump by now…but, it hasn’t.

        I was asked on Twitter tonight this question: there’s a Third Party candidate and Trump and Hillary are neck and neck: what do you do? My answer was to vote Third Party and pray that neither get’s 270 electoral votes.

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