Friday, March 11, 2016

White Rabbit and the Mad Hater

3-12-2016 The White Rabbit and the Mad Hater

Marco Rubio had a chance to bow out gracefully and retain some sort of political future for himself, possibly in a Ted Cruz administration. He seems to have blown that chance. Knowing that he had no chance at all to win in Ohio, Marco made the “magnanimous” gesture of telling his (few) Ohio supporters to cast a vote for Kasich instead.

Then Marco Rubio agents joined Ted Cruz rallies and passed out pamphlets announcing a deal between the candidates where Rubio would have Florida, Kasich would have Ohio and Ted Cruz would focus on the other states. Erick Erickson, a long-time Rubio supporter before conceding reality and backing Cruz was alerted to this “deal” and reported it online.

There was no deal. It was nothing but a dirty trick from the desperate Rubio campaign which look like it cannot win the Senators own state. As a matter of fact, a few days at a rally in Hialeah, Florida only a very few people showed up. They held it at a football field and barely needed the red zone. It was probably more of a family reunion than a rally.

Make no mistake, Hialeah is squarely in the midst of Marco Rubio's strongest territory and very close to his hometown of Miami. The fact that hardly anyone there showed up tells us that “Marcomentum” is dead and buried. Instead of accepting this reality (he has no chance to win in Florida), his campaign announces this bogus deal.

Not only did the Kasich campaign refute any deal, they said they did not need Rubio's help to win Ohio and Rubio did not need their help to lose Florida. Does he have any credibility left after this stunt?

Donald Trump has long encouraged his supporters to “rough up” protesters at his rallies. It has become a common thing for “disruptors” to be escorted out of Trump events. All too often the only disruption was from Trump supporters singling out people who didn't look right or wore the wrong t-shirt. Heaven help the curious Republican who might have leaned toward another candidate coming to give Trump a chance. They are seen as “traitors” by the mob.

Trump denies that he supports these violent acts committed by his followers, but that comes with a wink and a nod. He has been recorded more than a few times encouraging such violence, even recently in Missouri where at least one ambulance was called he exclaimed “There used to be consequences for protesting!”

Missouri, I can’t believe this. There used to be consequences to protesting. There are none anymore. These people are so bad for our country, you have no idea folks.” - Donald Trump

Whether he was thinking of the Tienanmen Square massacre by the Chinese, after which Trump praised the Chinese governments “strength” and resolve he said the US was lacking, or the peaceful Civil Rights marchers who were beaten with clubs, attacked by dogs and high pressure hoses is the question.

Trump has called for more controls on the media, the internet, government back-door access to all cellphones while commonly saying those who oppose him were “going to have problems.” This is not a man who believes in freedom of speech, to say the least.

Did anyone really think this would create more “unity” in this country?

Failure of the crowdfunded candidate


The Donald Trump pre-release beta received wide praise and caused excitement at the press conference where it was pitched to the potential customers. Since then the product has not exactly come along as it was originally promised. It had a catchy title and a slogan, re-purposed from the days of Ronald Reagan, but nothing much else.

It was promises and the dreams of what it might become that caused people to buy in and invest their heart and desires into Donald Trump. The new and improved Donald Trump would be “anti-establishment” and “conservative” and he would “Make America Great Again”. What could be better than that?

Sure there was Ted Cruz, who was all of these things, and had an actual record to prove it, but he was not as flashy and promoted as the Donald Trump pre-release beta. Since then there has been no real improvement in the Donald Trump beta, except it has gone from Trump 0.0.1 to 0.0.4. Meanwhile the Ted Cruz product has shown to be very polished and has been operating smoothly.

Last night Donald Trump version 0.0.5 was showed off at another televised debate. Even a niche product like Kasich ran rings around this flawed version. Trump version 0.0.5 is even more buggier than the first pre-release version. Violence breaking out at Trump rallies, which the candidate thinks is no big deal and even offered to pay for the defense of his violence-prone minions.

One of the biggest flaws in the whole Trump program is the lack of specs and a help file. In the past we have had sketchy candidates that went this way and that because they had “too many chefs in the kitchen” but with Trump the hemming and hawing probably comes from having no chefs in the kitchen.

The product is flashy and showy, but it is not as advertised. The product is not anti-establishment and has assailed Ted Cruz for having no friends in the Senate (not my job or purpose to make friends in the Senate, Ted Cruz responds.), he has attacked the Senator for not making deals and compromising his principles to “get things done” (you cannot get more establishment than that). The product is also not conservative, see the candidates adamant defense of Planned Parenthood, which the campaign now reluctantly admits (although they will no doubt switch back to their old ways).

Donald Trump version 0.0.5 has more bugs than features. In fact, all of the features are just promises of what will come in the future. It will be great, tremendous, it will be the best product ever imagined, you will love it, trust me on this they keep telling us. The candidate keep making the same promises and speeches while denying there is a problem. How do you fix a problem if you deny there is one?

Unfortunately, far too many opted to invest in the product. They pin their desires and their fervent hopes on its eventual final release version, despite the real doubts this can ever happen. Even the bloatware that is Senator Marco Rubio has a better product, even if they have to spend ten times its value advertising it and getting little return. Yet Rubio runs rings around the immobile Trump as he stands there haughtily staring out into space.

Far too many people refuse to believe that the promised product called Trump doesn't exist and will never exist. They have already invested and refuse to see the reality of the situation: Trump is not going to happen. Trump is not going to improve. Trump is more malware than anything else.

Thursday, March 10, 2016



It is good to see that some former candidates are starting to see the grim reality that is the Donald Trump candidacy. Although it's pretty late. Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham and Carly Fiorina have all come out and endorsed Ted Cruz for President. In the case of moderate Republican Graham, this was very reluctant indeed.

Most supporters of Ted Cruz like his uncompromising conservatism, but the “establishment” Republicans really hate a man that cannot be bribed or bought. Their instinct probably tells them to keep propping up Marco Rubio, but his dismal primary results will make it virtually impossible to even hand him the nomination at a brokered convention.

Donald Trump and his supporters are always talking about polls. They are obsessed with polls, except the ones that show Hillary squashing Trump like a bug in November. 64% of Americans have a negative view of Trump, according to polls. Democrat cross-overs playing “operation chaos” are the only reason he has won in most of the states he won.

Many Republicans will make a protest vote against Trump in November. There is nothing about Donald Trump that is Republican, much less conservative. A lot of conservatives just won't be able to bring themselves to vote for a man who shares none of their values or core beliefs.

A new NBC-Wall Street Journal shows Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump 51% to 38%, and this is before the media really start going after Donald Trump. If he wins the nomination, I think the media will savage him with stories that show his corruption and delusions as clear as day. I also think that Trump would drop out and blame the media for it.

There is no way this narcissist, who says he has never made a mistake, would sit there while his corrupt past is dragged through the mud. His liberal history is shown to the voters. While the children of mobsters go on TV to talk about having birthday parties on Donald's yacht. While retired politicians and others discuss the back-room deals they made with Trump. While his past business failures are highlighted day in and day out.

Trump cannot handle even the slightest criticism. He will produce bogus evidence, like the BBB fax, or the table full of fake Trump steaks, to back up his lies. The media laughs this off right now, but they will call him on it in the general election. He will double and triple-down on mistakes instead of moving on. He will continue to say stupid things about his hands and nether regions on national television.

I think, if he doesn't drop out in the middle of the campaign, he will be lucky to get that 38% that he polls right now against Hillary Clinton. Not only will that mean a dramatic loss for the Republican Party, in a race they should have easily won, they will face major losses in the House and Senate and state legislatures.

Not only would it be a banner year for the Democrats but for the Libertarian and Constitution Parties as conservatives and liberty-minded libertarians abandon the GOP. All of this because the Republican Party was stupid enough to allow open primaries. It was bad enough to let the liberal media influence the nomination, now we have millions of Democrats coming over to nominate the biggest loser.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016



Marco Rubio needs to drop out of the primary if his goal is to stop Donald Trump, and preserve any hope for a future elective office. Kasich is simply a regional candidate out of Ohio who has no hope to get the nomination but dreams that a brokered convention can be his coronation. That is ridiculous, Kasich and Rubio need to bow out gracefully before this whole thing gets really bad.

Marco Rubio spent more than a million dollars advertising in Michigan and had nothing to show for it. Kasich needed to come in second to be able to keep up the pretense of being a contender for the nomination. These big spenders lost out to Trump (open primary) and to Ted Cruz who spent nothing in the state.

Marco Rubio couldn't buy a state if he were as wealthy as Donald Trump. He didn't even reach 5% in Mississippi. Rubio and Kasich are nothing but spoilers in this primary election. They represent the malleable go-along, get-along country club Republicans who dislike conservatives a lot more than they dislike the left.

It should be obvious to anyone that this is now a two-man race. The Democrat Trump and a true conservative are the choices and the country clubbers need to make their choice, now. As much a they would like to take this to convention, it's a bad bad idea. They are already trying to change the convention rules to benefit candidates that won almost no delegates.

Donald Trump must be stopped. His whole goal is the destruction of the Republican Party, he hasn't kept that a secret. The man has so many skeletons in his closet and on his mantle and framed on his wall, he's proud of his flaws, he has no real hope of winning the general election. Not that I think he ever really intended to.

I said that Trump is like the love child of Lex Luthor and Gordon Geko with his philosophy of greed and destruction. At the moment, though, he reminds me of the possessed doll Chucky who wants to destroy and wreak havoc.

The way he throws around insults and lies about everything, it sometimes seems he is trying to lose and can't shake off the sycophantic supporters. When the Republican “leader” is dissing Nancy Reagan's looks and generally acting like that mouthy kid you hated back in school.

Trump also released a video of himself verbally attacking some of the former Trump U students that have filed suit. A stupid move, but Trump can't admit when he is wrong. He is a narcissist and it against his nature, instead he doubles and triples down. Imagine making a wrong turn an deciding that you should just keep driving forward defiantly. That is Trump.

A note: Six years ago Trump University was denied the ability to practice in the state of Texas due to “deceptive trade practices” by state Attorney General Greg Abbott who is now the Governor. Even in 2010, with a D from the BBB, it was already established that the thing wasn't above-board.

With a primary looming in Hawaii, Donald Trump -true to form- tweeted “I employ many people in Hawaii at my great hotel in Honolulu. I’ll be there very soon. Vote for me, Hawaii!”.

It's not his hotel. He didn't develop it, run it or own it. All he did was license the hotel to use his famous name. (and no, not Drumpf) This is something Trump does a lot, and many of the outfits using his name have been little more than scams.

It is harder and harder to imagine this buffoon as President. Then again, as Ted Cruz said, Trump might be the only person on Earth who couldn't beat Hillary in November.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Frauds love their fraudster-in-chief


Donald Trump is a rude and arrogant narcissistic con-man. Donald Trump is many bad things, he is the embodiment of every stereotype of a Hollywood bad guy, villain and heel. Yet, as bad as he is Trump is not the biggest problem this country has.

It is the dumb and ignorant people who support him that are the bigger problem. You see, when Trumpismo finally crashes and burns to cinders, the slavishly loyal sycophants will still be around. They won't suddenly get a clue and become normal again. No, once riled up the masses of stupid people will stay riled up. Blame inertia.

Donald Trump lies and casts false aspersions like he breathes. So do his worst followers who think nothing of making up and happily spreading the most base of lies about anyone who dares raise a concern about their new lord and master. Truth, facts, history, logic, common sense... none of these things are very important in their battle against reality.

Once upon a time they pretended they liked Ted Cruz, he was swell guy. Often they pretended they could support either for President. Knowing their guy had no legitimacy in conservative politics (for good reason) they commonly used them together “Go Trump! Go Cruz!”. They did not mean it, of course, it was just politically expedient.

Of course when anyone else threatened to get good poll ratings the knives came out. Carly Fiorina was called “ugly” (she is a cancer survivor and she is proud of her scars), then Ben Carson became “psycho like a child molester) when he pulled up to Trump in polls. You might remember the 9-minute ranting of the madman Trump as he drove the stake into the Carson campaign. Ben Carson would never recover.

Jeb was always a useful punching bag.

Now finally we have Ted Cruz coming into the cross-hairs of Trump. The same Trump that declared Ted eligible to run for President during a nationally televised debate, saying that he had his lawyers vet the Senator and all was good. Suddenly, Ted Cruz is not eligible, he barely walked over the border from Canada from the slanders thrown at him. These eligibility suits are being thrown out now.

His sycophantic followers picked up his torch. They basically accused Cruz of being a supporter of the New World Order. Actually, Ted Cruz had fought against the world court and for US sovereignty and won at the Supreme Court. Medellin v Texas is the reason that the Hague is not extraditing Americans.

Then they attacked Heidi Cruz for being a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and that she supported a North American Union. Actually she wrote the dissenting opinion, opposing the North American Union. Meanwhile their guy has tapped the head of the CFR as his foreign policy guy, and not a peep from the Trumpistas.

They took a loan from Goldman Sachs, secured with their own money, to partially finance Ted's original run for Senate. Which was promptly repaid. Their guy owes billions to banks and even owes tens of millions to business partner George Soros. The truth does not matter to these people, not one bit.

Then they try to accuse Ted Cruz of wanting federal regulation of home schools. They know this is a lie from the start. They just do not care. Telling lies is all they have. They know Senator Cruz wants no federal involvement in education, not even in government schools. Senator Cruz has been endorsed by many home school groups because they know he is one of their biggest supporters and defenders.

Lately they try to claim that the Senator tried to block aid to Flint, Michigan. Whether or not this is a matter for the federal government, this accusation is just as untrue as all the rest. A slight delay in order to read the bill is not an attempt to block it.

It should bother them, well or at least sane people, that bills are passing unread!

Of course to sane people, not the Trump tribes, truth-facts-honor-decency and other good things still matter! Just because they are supporting a sleazy con artist who waves around fake faxes from the BBB to pretend his lie is fact, doesn't mean it's fact.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

PRIMARIANS (No Trump Junk Edition)


I found it funny. With all of the parallels to Hitler the last thing the Trump campaign needed was a very photographic moment of exhorting the crowd to pledge their loyalty to him with their right hands in the air. Almost nobody had their right hand straight up, if you know where I'm going. They all mimicked the 70-year old Trump who probably couldn't hold his hand up straight, he was probably very tired by then.

The imagery though. Wow.

Donald Trump got his rear handed to him at CPAC and in the vote in Maine and Kansas. In Kansas he lost to Ted Cruz so bad, that he had half the vote or less of his opponent. Donald Trump barely eked out wins in Louisiana and Kentucky. It is very clear he would not be winning primaries like these with candidates like Marco Rubio and liberal Kasich splitting up the vote.

This did not stop Trump from demanding they drop out and allow him to face Ted Cruz one on one, something he had declined not too long ago. Maybe he was drunk. Trump might have the upper-hand in the March 15 states, with or without the additional candidates. Polls have showed Senator Marco Rubio second in his home state of Florida and polls show that Governor Kasich does well in his home state of Ohio (and Michigan)

Even if Trump wins these states and 165 additional delegates, he will be far from having the nomination in the bag. In fact the establishment which doesn't like Trump or Cruz seems to want a brokered convention more than anything. Possibly the establishment promised Rubio-Kasich spots on the ticket to stay in the race?

I suppose we will now find out whether Rubio is really more anti-Trump or establishment. If his main goal is to stop Donald Trump, he should drop out now. Without making any deal with the Cruz campaign. Personally, I don't think he would make a good Vice President choice for Ted Cruz with his support for amnesty and sugar subsidies and his general squishiness. He doesn't appear very popular in Florida, so he would add nothing and might even hurt Cruz as VP.

Meanwhile we learn that Trump was waving around a fake fax to support his lie that the BBB gave Trump University an 'A' rating. The BBB doesn't have current rating for defunct enterprises, did not send the fax and the last known rating for Trump U was a 'D'. In other words Donald Trump was parading a fraud as if it were the most natural thing in the world to him.

I think that says a lot about Trump. Even when he wrong he will double-down, triple-down and produce fraudulent evidence of his lie being true. No wonder he doesn't think he has ever done anything wrong in his life. He has no concept of being wrong, as if it is not possible for him to do wrong. He is too God-like to be wrong, in his own mind.

Trump, a lifelong self-promoting funder of liberal causes, continues a campaign without substance, without ideology and without any principles. The only campaign theme that has surfaced is Trump's call for America to become more greedy. “Take, take, take and grab, grab, grab.” This is the Trump manifesto if there is one.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Trump, the National Vulgarian


So, Donald Trump doesn't want to keep associating with those horrible, pesky, icky conservatives at the CPAC convention. I am sure there will be some lame excuse. Some kind of conspiracy theory no doubt to explain that shadowy forces are at work for nefarious purposes. Balderdash!

At the last debate Donald Trump expressed a softer line on immigration, only to retract it the next day.

At the last debate Donald Trump stridently and unapologetically supported torture of our enemies and of slaughtering the innocent wives and children of terrorists. This is not just plain evil, it is in violation of the Geneva Convention, an actual war crime. When told that some soldiers might refuse such unlawful and horrifyingly evil orders he responded with a veiled threat saying they will definitely obey him.

So Donald Trump left us reeling and wondering if our soldiers were going to commit atrocities for the greater glory of Trumpland for the new emperor. Would we someday have to watch New Nuremberg trials? Okay many of us were also having nightmare of him expressing confidence in the size of his hands and private parts. Hardly something any serious candidate for President would say, but totally in character for third world dictators.

Invading foreign countries for the sole purpose of taking their oil (and other resources) is also a part of Trump's nationalistic rhetoric. His governing philosophy that the government must be greedy, that it must take, take, take, grab, grab, grab comes clearly into play. Insanely and shockingly this all starts to sound like an actual cohesive world view, with parts that fit together. Not that it is something we would want to hear from one of the leading Presidential candidates.

Donald J Trump, most assuredly not a conservative and most obviously not an outsider, probably has good reason for not wanting to explain his whole political philosophy in one sitting. I am starting to think it would be one of the more repulsive manifesto's ever put into one place.

At the last debate Trump also explained that he'd likely get his foreign policy chops from the Council n Foreign Relations. Which is kind of funny. Many of his supporters have weaved fabulous conspiracy theories involving a CFR that wants to dominate the world and that Ted Cruz is one of their puppets. The same Ted Cruz that helped argue the case of Medellin v Texas which stopped any jurisdiction the World Court would have in the US without our government saying so.

So, the Trumpnauts have decided that the only candidate in the race that has defeated the New World Order is somehow part of the New World Order conspiracy through the CFR. Meanwhile their candidate, Lord Trump, is praising the CFR and talking about making it part of his team. This, of course, does not phase his insane supporters one bit. It doesn't bother them. Lord Trump is strong and he can associate with the CFR without the stench clinging to his ties!

Just like the many lies he tells doesn't bother them. Lord Trump is not only above decency and ethics, but he is also above truth. If Lord Trump tells a lie, it becomes truth! This is how strong Lord Trump is.

Meanwhile the Trump that claims not to know who David Duke is, has apparently given media credentials to a white supremacist radio program and Trump Jr gave them a 20-minute interview, airing sometime Saturday. I would love to see a transcript of that.

The Short-Fingered Vulgarian Nationalist ditches CPAC and moves onward, ever onward, in his campaign to destroy the Republican Party.