Trump seemingly has a few good points going for him. He says he will stop the insanity of admitting middle east “refugees”, and wants to clamp down on illegal immigration. I’d like to know what he wants to do about so-called central American “refugees” whom Obama is inviting into our fair country, and once here, is lavishing resettlement and benefits galore. He wants to take care of the Vets and fix the VA, but on most other issues, he is just another progressive liberal. That is why the RINOs like him, and they can count on him to be willing to make a deal. After all, he is the self-professed king of the deal.
Trump is not an outsider, and his business acumen is also open to question. The RINOs have declared war on Constitutional TEA Party conservatives, you know, us little people who gave them the House and later the Senate in order to stop Obama, and instead betrayed us by giving Obama everything he wanted, even after we got Boehner tossed as Speaker. I’ll stop right here, more comments below.
Welcome to RichTAkes! On the RINO National Convention!
Check out the Trump and Hillary look-a-likes near the end!
I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that the RNC reminds me more of a wake, instead of a look ahead at a future to support and believe in. Erick Erickson’s coherent thoughts on what is happening to the party at the RNC.
>> . . . it is just meaningless team sport in favor of their team. There is no substance, just sloganeering that means as much to each person and is taken as much differently by each person as “hope and change” was in 2008.
So much could have changed, but nothing will. And in four years, the very people who lamented Trump only to jump on his train cheerleading to the end will be back at it again because “not Clinton.” <<
McConnell promised to crush the TEA Party over two years ago. After smashing Bevin with Trump’s support, McDaniel, Cruz, Stutzman, and others, the RINOs are now attacking Tim Huelskamp.
The irony of the GOPe defeating Stutzman for the IN Senate nomination is that they will probably now lose that seat. I don’t think they even care. Former Governor and Senator Evan Bayh tossed his hat into the ring last week. Bayh will probably win on name recognition alone. Stutzman would have had a chance, but this Young guy, hand-picked by McConnell, is an unknown back-bencher.
Under the rules of the convention, a majority of seven delegations could force a roll vote on the rules; it would then take a majority of the delegates to toss the rules committee’s book. At least 11 states signed on: Colorado, Washington, Utah, Minnesota, Wyoming, Maine, Iowa, Virginia, Alaska, North Dakota, and Washington D.C.
So the secretary of the convention hid behind a curtain to avoid having to accept the signatures.
” [sic] My job stopping Cruz is over, so I’m suspending my campaign”. Kasich’s sole purpose was to stop Cruz, nothing else makes any sense.
What the Indiana results really mean is a yuge Establishment win, and also a knock-down blow to the TEA Party. It is about Trump, but that is really just the tip of the ice-berg. The RINOs are laughing with glee that they forced out Cruz, and defeated many patriot candidates in the process. The GOP establishment knows that they can “work with” Trump, not so much with Cruz.
McConnell and his national Republican senate campaign fund swooped into several states, recruited reliable hacks and actively fought against constitutional conservatives and TEA Party candidates. Indiana is a good example of that, they recruited and ran Todd Young against a proven conservative, Marlin Stutzman. Young’s establishment bona-fides are without question: he is a former aide to Dick Lugar, whom we primaried out years ago. The ad campaign was brutal, and predictably was filled with nothing but lies. Somehow they convinced voters that Stutzman was the establishment pick, and a “career Politician”. Stutzman was a two-term Congressman. He is also a farmer who owns a small ag-oriented trucking fleet, and a true Patriot.
The pattern is like shampoo: lather, rinse, repeat. Conservative TEA Party activists gave Republicans the House, and later the Senate, who repaid them by spitting on them. The RINOs have shown that they are not really interested in the issues and platforms which they claim to support. When a real Constitutional conservative comes along who wants to limit the federal government, and get back to what made our country exceptional in the beginning, they do everything in their power to defeat them. Cruz and Stutzman are only the latest victims to fall to RINOs, McDaniel in LA, and Bevin in KY are two other recent high-profile examples.
Trump demanding that we must fall in line is ridiculous. It is Trump’s job to unite the party, and I don’t see that happening any time soon. At this point, I don’t think that an apology will be enough.
I put together a slideshow of graphics that I’ve been working on for the past few days, plus a few others which I thought appropriate. I hope you enjoy, and I pray that you don’t fall for the propaganda. Vote for Ted Cruz!
Donald Trump needs to reach a majority on a first ballot to win the Republican nomination, he has little chance on a second or subsequent ballot at the Republican National Convention.
Tuesday in New York Trump took a giant step towards that end. It is no surprise that Trump won NY, but the margin that he won it by might have been. He received about 60% of the vote, and Kasich might have picked up 5 delegates, while Cruz goose-egged. Donald Trump did much better than I predicted, he looks like he will pocket 90 delegates when all is said and done.
Next week, the rest of the Mid-Atlantic and North East region will go to the polls, and Donald will do very well then too. PA and MD will be in play.
In the west, Trump will not have such an easy road. Cruz will easily win most of the remaining western states, and his support is pretty strong in California, too. This means that for the first time in my life, Indiana will play a “yuge” role in a primary election ballot on May 3rd. Since Indiana is an open primary state, it is a good thing that Hillary is facing a strong challenge from socialist democrat Bernie Sanders. That should keep the cross-over vote down.
The Hoosier State will likely decide the next Republican Nominee.
KING: You’re not going to march with the tea party? TRUMP: I don’t march with the tea party. …Trump went on to defend the TARP bailouts: “If they didn’t stuff the banks with money, we’d be in depression number two right now, Larry … Trump, the guy who hosted two fundraisers for Charlie Crist in 2009. He donated to Harry Reid over Sharron Angle in 2010. Trump, the guy who donated $50,000 to make Rahm Emanuel the mayor of Chicago. In the founding days of the Tea Party, Donald Trump was exactly what they were fighting against… and now some of those adherents have embraced him fully.
I’ve long suspected that Kasich’s end game would be aiming towards angling as a Veep candidate, there is no other explanation for not suspending his campaign. While I’m not sure about Trump delegates who will sit on the Convention Rules Committee, I’m fairly certain that the Cruz delegates who will be there will not agree to substantially altering Rule 40B, which could open up the nomination process to anyone.
Donald Trump is crying about losing delegates and being cheated by the RNC, the “Establishment,” and Ted Cruz. His fans are up in arms over it. The reality is that they should be questioning their candidate’s ability to adapt to the role of President of the United States based upon the complete and utter incompetence that he’s demonstrating in this campaign.
Trump “The ‘King of Whoppers,” when the Donald dominated FactCheck.org’s 2015 annual review of political falsehoods:
In the 12 years of FactCheck.org’s existence, we’ve never seen his match. He stands out not only for the sheer number of his factually false claims, but also for his brazen refusals to admit error when proven wrong.
If you are pro-life, you cannot vote for Donald Trump. … If the man is not a covert supporter of legalized abortion, he has at least thought about the issue so rarely and so incompletely that he cannot articulate a coherent sentence about it
Well, I think many. I mean, when we get into the Bible, I think many, so many. And some people, look, an eye for an eye, you can almost say that. That’s not a particularly nice thing. But you know, if you look at what’s happening to our country, I mean, when you see what’s going on with our country, how people are taking advantage of us, and how they scoff at us and laugh at us. And they laugh at our face, and they’re taking our jobs, they’re taking our money, they’re taking the health of our country. And we have to be firm and have to be very strong. And we can learn a lot from the Bible, that I can tell you.
The level of Trump’s incoherence in this answer easily bests anything that Hillary has spit out, and that is sayin’ something!
HIATT: So what do you think China’s aims are in the South China Sea?
TRUMP: Well I know China very well, because I deal with China all the time. I’ve done very well. China’s unbelievably ambitious. China is, uh… I mean, when I deal with China, you know, I have the Bank of America building, I’ve done some great deals with China. I do deals with them all the time on, you know, selling apartments, and, you know, people say ‘oh that’s not the same thing.’ The level of… uh, the largest bank in the world, 400 million customers, is a tenant of mine in New York, in Manhattan. The biggest bank in China. The biggest bank in the world.
China has got unbelievable ambitions. China feels very invincible. We have rebuilt China. They have drained so much money out of our country that they’ve rebuilt China. Without us, you wouldn’t see the airports and the roadways and the bridges; I mean, the George Washington Bridge is like, that’s like a trinket compared to the bridges that they’ve built in China. We don’t build anymore, and it, you know, we had our day. But China, if you look at what’s going on in China, you know, they go down to seven percent or eight percent and it’s like a national catastrophe. Our GDP is right now zero. Essentially zero.
…the aborted baby, who’s heart was still beating, was kept it alive to harvest its brain. Seriously, how on EARTH did we reach a point in our society where we’re more concerned about whether the baby in the video was the real aborted baby or a miscarried baby (that was the same age and gestation as the aborted baby) than the fact that Planned Parenthood cut into its face TO HARVEST ITS BRAIN?
The Cheese-heads of Wisconsin have spoken, and spoken loudly, giving Ted Cruz a huge, huge, landslide victory in the Republican Primary yesterday. Cruz out-performed the polls again by close to ten points, winning over 48% of ballots cast in a three man race. Two weeks ago, all of the smart money said that this would be a cake-walk for Trump, now it seems that there is little chance of Trump walking into the Convention this summer with a majority of delegates. I should probably also note that self-described socialist Bernie Sanders also whipped Hillary in Wisconsin, and whipped her badly.
>>”The conundrum of Trump supporters is perfectly explained by the fact that they like a guy who had actual affairs and hate Cruz for fake ones” – author unknown<<
Donald Trump has proven himself to be a petulant school boy, not unlike our current POTUS.
If anyone doesn’t agree with anything he says, his first response is to launch a character assassination attack, not unlike Saul Alinsky.
A very small Political Action Committee, consisting of one woman with a 20,000.00 budget recently posted a graphic meme featuring Melania in a nude photo shoot, asking the question is this what your next first lady should look like. I think it is a legitimate question, certainly the Dem’s opposition research files already were well aware of this shoot, which was published by Gentleman’s Quarterly in the UK around fifteen years ago. GQ-UK loves it, and they reposted the original article for all of our peeping Tom urges, and hits of course.
What is not commonly reported is that the shoot was taken on Donald’s gold-laden Boeing 727 jet at the time. Obviously with his full approval and knowledge. Now Trump and his people are laying the blame for this on Cruz, when we don’t even know if she even supports Cruz. By Federal law, it is illegal for POTUS campaigns to have any communication with PACs anyway. The Donald has only himself to blame, he approved the shoot, and now he should approve it again.
Not only does Trump lose to Hillary, the Senate and maybe even the House turns Democrat. How does Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sound to you?
>>Trump trails Hillary 54-36, and even if that’s a bit of an outlier, it is consistent with a long track record of Trump trailing Hillary badly, including by double digits in 5 of the last 7 national polls; the RCP polling average now has Trump down 50.4 to 39.0, a result that would lose him more than 40 states and have catastrophic down-ticket results for Republicans in the Senate and House. <<
“…registered voters nationwide now hold negative opinions of the political parties’ current frontrunners. More than half of voters have unfavorable views of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump; each has a net negative rating in the double-digits.”
Hills’ negatives are only 55%. The Donald’s are 59% These are the respective front-runners, unbelievable in a sane world.
It’s nearly a certainty if Trump wins the nomination. In over 150 national head to head polls, Trump loses most by double digits in all and loses in all but two to Hillary who is the weakest candidate that I’ve ever seen. In just the last few days, here are some numbers: