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Donald Trump wins the Nevada caucuses

February 24, 2016

 Last night Donald Trump soundly defeated Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in the Nevada primary and it was not even close, while Marco Rubio managed to take second place over Ted Cruz by a couple of points.

  This is clearly Donald Trump’s race to lose at this point and it is going to be hard for anyone to catch him, and impossible to do so as long as both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both remain in the race to split the vote. This race could all but be over after super Tuesday.

  Donald Trump has the momentum and I believe the other candidates have underestimated exactly how angry many of the voters are and although he has gone after the establishment on many occasions Ted Cruz has been lumped in with the establishment. 

  Ted Cruz has run a terrible campaign in my opinion and he has been labeled a cheater, dishonest, and a dirty player  who will do whatever it takes to get and stay in power by Donald Trump and Marco Rubio and those accusations have stuck. I see no way for him to recover from the alleged antics of his campaign staff because this is what the voters are sick and tired of.

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  1. lou222 permalink
    February 24, 2016 8:41 am

    We are snowed in here in Central Illinois, so I am surfing the net….found this….a long read, but worth it!

    Regardless of your politics you should read this entire article.

    Surprising that this was published in the New Yorker.

    Excellent read. The author is the political correspondent for Bloomberg and wrote extensively about Obama even before he was elected and he did it with facts and more facts.

    “Who is Donald Trump?” The better question may be, “What is Donald Trump?” The answer? A giant middle finger from average Americans to the political and media establishment.

    Some Trump supporters are like the 60s white girls who dated black guys just to annoy their parents. But most Trump supporters have simply had it with the Demo-socialists and the “Republicans In Name Only.” They know there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between Hillary Rodham and Jeb Bush, and only a few cents worth between Rodham and the other GOP candidates.

    Ben Carson is not an “establishment” candidate, but the Clinton machine would pulverize Carson; and the somewhat rebellious Ted Cruz will (justifiably so) be tied up with natural born citizen lawsuits (as might Marco Rubio). The Trump supporters figure they may as well have some fun tossing Molotov cocktails at Wall Street and Georgetown while they watch the nation collapse. Besides – lightning might strike, Trump might get elected, and he might actually fix a few things. Stranger things have happened (the nation elected an[islamo-]Marxist in 2008 and Bruce Jenner now wears designer dresses.)

    Millions of conservatives are justifiably furious. They gave the Republicans control of the House in 2010 and control of the Senate in 2014, and have seen them govern no differently than Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Yet those same voters are supposed to trust the GOP in 2016? Why?

    Trump did not come from out of nowhere. His candidacy was created by the last six years of Republican failures.

    No reasonable person can believe that any of the establishment candidates [dems or reps] will slash federal spending, rein in the Federal Reserve, cut burdensome business regulations, reform the tax code, or eliminate useless federal departments (the Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Energy, etc.). Even Ronald Reagan was unable to eliminate the Department of Education. (Of course, getting shot at tends to make a person less of a risk-taker.) No reasonable person can believe that any of the nation’s major problems will be solved by Rodham, Bush, and the other dishers of donkey fazoo now eagerly eating corn in Iowa and pancakes in New Hampshire.

    Many Americans, and especially Trump supporters, have had it with:
    · Anyone named Bush
    · Anyone named Clinton
    · Anyone who’s held political office
    · Political correctness
    · Illegal immigration
    · Massive unemployment
    · Phony “official” unemployment and inflation figures
    · Welfare waste and fraud
    · People faking disabilities to go on the dole
    · VA waiting lists
    · TSA airport groping
    · ObamaCare
    · The Federal Reserve’s money-printing schemes
    · Wall Street crooks like Jon Corzine
    · Michelle Obama’s vacations
    · Michelle Obama’s food police
    · Barack Obama’s golf
    · Barack Obama’s arrogant and condescending lectures
    · Barack Obama’s criticism/hatred of America
    · Valerie Jarrett
    · “Holiday trees”
    · Hollywood hypocrites
    · Global warming nonsense
    · Cop killers
    · Gun confiscation threats
    · Stagnant wages
    · Boys in girls’ bathrooms
    · Whiny, spoiled college students who can’t even place the Civil War in the correct century… and that’s just the short list.

    Trump supporters believe that no Democrat wants to address these issues, and that few Republicans have the courage to address these issues. They certainly know that none of the establishment candidates are better than barely listening to them, and Trump is their way of saying, “Screw you, Hillary Rodham Rove Bush!” The more the talking head political pundits insult the Trump supporters, the more supporters he gains. (The only pundits who seem to understand what is going on are Democrats Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell and Republican John LeBoutillier. All the others argue that the voters will eventually “come to their senses” and support an establishment candidate.)

    But America does not need a tune-up at the same old garage. It needs a new engine installed by experts – and neither Rodham nor Bush are mechanics with the skills or experience to install it. Hillary Rodham is not a mechanic; she merely manages a garage her philandering husband abandoned. Jeb Bush is not a mechanic; he merely inherited a garage. Granted, Trump is also not a mechanic, but he knows where to find the best ones to work in his garage. He won’t hire his brother-in-law or someone to whom he owes a favor; he will hire someone who lives and breathes cars.

    “How dare they revolt!” the “elites” are bellowing. Well, the citizens are daring to revolt, and the RINOs had better get used to it. “But Trump will hand the election to Clinton!” That is what the Karl Rove-types want people to believe, just as the leftist media eagerly shoved “Maverick” McCain down GOP throats in 2008 – knowing he would lose to Obama. But even if Trump loses and Rodham wins, she would not be dramatically different than Bush or most of his fellow candidates. They would be nothing more than caretakers, not working to restore America’s greatness but merely presiding over the collapse of a massively in-debt nation. A nation can perhaps survive open borders; a nation can perhaps survive a generous welfare system. But no nation can survive both – and there is little evidence that the establishment candidates of either party understand that. The United States cannot forever continue on the path it is on. At some point it will be destroyed by its debt.

    Yes, Trump speaks like a bull wander[ing] through a china shop, but the truth is that the borders do need to be sealed; we cannot afford to feed, house, and clothe 200,000 Syrian immigrants for decades (even if we get inordinately lucky and none of them are ISIS infiltrators or Syed Farook wannabes); the world is at war with radical Islamists; all the world’s glaciers are not melting!

    Is Trump the perfect candidate? Of course not. Neither was Ronald Reagan. But unless we close our borders and restrict immigration, all the other issues are irrelevant. One terrorist blowing up a bridge or a tunnel could kill thousands. One jihadist poisoning a city’s water supply could kill tens of thousands. One electromagnetic pulse attack from a single Iranian nuclear device could kill tens of millions. Faced with those possibilities, most Americans probably don’t care that Trump relied on eminent domain to grab up a final quarter acre of property for a hotel, or that he boils the blood of the Muslim Brotherhood thugs running the Council on American-Islamic Relations. While Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s greatest fear is someone giving a Muslim a dirty look, most Americans are more worried about being gunned down at a shopping mall by a crazed [islamic] lunatic who treats his prayer mat better than his three wives and who thinks 72 virgins are waiting for him in paradise.

    The establishment is frightened to death that Trump will win, but not because they believe he will harm the nation. They are afraid he will upset their taxpayer-subsidized apple carts. While Obama threatens to veto legislation that spends too little, they worry that Trump will veto legislation that spends too much.

    You can be certain that if an establishment candidate wins in November 2016, … [their] cabinet positions will be filled with the same people we’ve seen before. The washed-up has-beens of the Clinton and Bush administrations will be back in charge. The hacks from Goldman Sachs will continue to call the shots. Whether it is Bush’s Karl Rove or Clinton’s John Podesta, who makes the decisions in the White House will matter little. If the establishment wins, America loses.

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    • February 24, 2016 1:01 pm

      He better have a large group of Contractors working for him to keep him safe from the ‘establishment’!

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    • Dr. Jeff permalink
      February 24, 2016 4:37 pm

      Pretty good summary.

      I’ve been haunting a Liberal site that is almost open minded, I’ll look for an opening to see if I can get them to read it. It may not do much good, they already think that Trump is the anointed of the GOP and Conservative establishments. Educating the ignorant is a tough job.

      I’ve already tossed a few ideas at them with no result. No one has even bothered to comment on, agree with or dispute my stuff.

      Nicki over at the Liberty Zone has a similar, although much saltier way, of putting it.
      http://thelibertyzone.com/2016/02/24/dear-establishment-i-blame-you/

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    • February 24, 2016 10:17 pm

      Interesting article Lou. I understand why so many people are flocking to him and I understand the reasons why everyone is so upset but I still just do not think this man is who is is claiming to be. I know that can be said of any politician but I just have this feeling about his true motive for running.

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      • Dr. Jeff permalink
        February 25, 2016 12:30 am

        The problem with Trump is that he is an electrifying speaker who speaks to his followers’ aspirations. Unfortunately, we’re all familiar with the history of an older electrifying speaker who spoke to his followers’ aspirations about 80 years ago. That one did not end well.

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      • February 25, 2016 12:59 am

        Your right Steve there is some hidden hand behind Trump. They were OK with a little corruption and skimming, but now the system is totally out of control. The real possibility of an economic collaspe of the US has arisen a fear in this unseen hand. Trumps first task is to savage the Republican establishment which he has been doing. His next task is do the same to the Democrats.

        Sanders supporters are going to be livid when they realize the fix was in to deny their candidate a chance at the nomination. I don’t see how the Democrats will start singing “Happy Days are Here Again” at their national convention.

        Trump has already said he will prosecute Hillary. This hidden hand will only be satisfied when the older order is destroyed.

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      • February 25, 2016 6:26 am

        That is exactly right Dr. Jeff!

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      • February 25, 2016 6:29 am

        CJ, I think there is a real chance that when the young voters find out how the system was rigged for Hillary they will stay home and then we will see if what I believe about Trump is true. If he goes easier on Hillary than he did against Cruz and Rubio my theory will be proved.
        It is interesting because I always thought the hidden hand would be pulling the strings for Hillary but perhaps that is not the case.

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  2. February 24, 2016 1:05 pm

    My sister says Cruz reminds her of Grandpa on the Munsters! http://www.munsters.com/al_lewis.php Kind-of slimy. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • February 24, 2016 10:18 pm

      I have heard that before and yes there is a resemblance!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. the unit permalink
    February 25, 2016 7:17 pm

    Win, lose or draw. Trump will accomplish what the founders envisioned. He will return to his civilian life afterwards.

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 25, 2016 9:47 pm

      That is an interesting point that I had not thought of before!

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