About That Pence “Endorsement…”
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Video: Mike Pence praises Trump, then halfheartedly endorses Cruz « Hot Air

Trump fans deserve to have a laugh over this after all the hype this morning. Noah Rothman calls it less an endorsement than an apology, which is certainly how it feels. I’m not sure it qualifies as an endorsement at all. An endorsement is “You should vote for this guy and here’s why.” Pence’s message is “I’m voting for this guy but you should make up your own mind.” I’m not exaggerating; he specifically talks about voters making up their own minds at 3:25 of the second clip. Not only that, but he spends about as much time emphasizing that he’ll work his heart out for the eventual nominee (hint, hint) as he does in talking up Cruz. And as you’ll see in the first clip, the endorsement wasn’t even his top priority when the interview began. His top priority was giving a special shout-out to his pal Donald Trump:

I like and respect all three of the Republican candidates in the field. I particularly want to commend Donald Trump who I think has given voice to the frustration of millions of working Americans with a lack of progress in Washington, D.C.

I am also particularly grateful that Donald Trump has taken a strong for Hoosier jobs when we saw jobs of the Carrier company abruptly announcing they are leaving Indiana. Not for another state, but for Mexico.

I am grateful for his voice in the national debate.

Then he endorsed Cruz.

Of course Lyin’ Ted left the part about Trump out his his ringing announcement of this great triumph for his dead campaign.

 

No, Donald Trump Didn’t Rape a 13 Year Old Girl at an Epstein Sex Party – It Was BJ Clinton Who Did That
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Donald Trump Pans ‘Categorically False’ Lawsuit Alleging Underage Rape at Jeffrey Epstein ‘Sex Parties’ – Breitbart

Donald Trump is furiously denying a lawsuit’s allegations that he raped a teenage girl at a party hosted by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

From the Daily Mail:

Donald Trump’s attorney told DailyMail.com on Friday that a lawsuit claiming Trump raped a 13-year-old girl at billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious ‘sex parties’ appears to be a hoax.

Trump had already ‘categorically’ denied the claims but attorney Alan Garten’s statement signals that the Trump campaign is eager to swat down the allegation before it gains any more traction.

‘The allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level and clearly framed to solicit media attention or, more likely, are politically motivated,’ Garten told DailyMail.com.

‘To be clear, there is absolutely no merit to these claims and, based on our investigation, no evidence that the person who has made these allegations actually exists.’

The Republican front-runner told Daily Mail Online on Thursday night that the allegations were ‘disgusting at the highest level’ after he was accused of raping and sexually assaulting a minor in a bombshell $100 million lawsuit.

The suit, which has been seen by Daily Mail Online, has been brought by a woman named as Katie Johnson, claiming Trump took her virginity and alleging that the Republican presidential hopeful and financier Epstein treated her as a ‘sex slave’ during an ‘horrific’ four-month period in 1994. 

Three obvious potential sources: Cruz (because in the Cruz Dominion, all sex is evil (unless he’s porking somebody not his wife); the GOPe (this has their stench, a bit); or the Clinton campaign (which is my bet).

In any event, Ms. Katie Johnson is about to get vetted within an inch of her life.  Wanna bet some interesting connections turn up?  (via Ironbear – thanks!)

UPDATE:  Now I think on it, probably not the Clintons.  Given how many times BJ was cavorting on Epstein’s flying orgies, or at his offshore sex slave compound, the last thing their Crime Syndicate would likely want is any sort of spotlight being shined on them.

Also this, from the above link, dated January 29, 2016:

The Salacious Ammo Even Donald Trump Won’t Use in a Fight Against Hillary Clinton | VICE News

“There is no debate over what happened,” Edwards told VICE news. “I served Mr. Trump with a subpoena for deposition in 2009. He talked to me voluntarily, and consequently we withdrew the subpoena in light of his voluntarily providing information…. I can’t imagine there being any dispute of any of this.”

Edwards also said that it is “obvious” Trump himself was not involved in any of Epstein’s illicit activity.

This is so obviously a desperation move I’m now guessing Cruz.  Desperation is his middle name at this point.  Epstein is a tar baby who potentially threatens too many members of the GOPe Donor Class for them to be pushing this story, and the desperation aspect does smack of Cruz.  Or maybe Jeb Bush.

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Indiana Indicators: Trump Blowout Looming There
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In Indiana, the deal to stop Trump may be backfiring – Chicago Tribune

Northern Indiana, with a mix of Democrats backed by labor unions, Republicans and self-described independents such as Adkison, shows that trend. While unemployment in Elkhart has fallen from almost 20 percent during the recession to less than 5 percent, there are now many fewer jobs that pay what the Studebaker factory in nearby South Bend and other old-line manufacturing jobs did, Hicks said.

Oh, horseshit, you lying GOPe ‘tard.  Those “unemployment” numbers are so crooked even you couldn’t manage to cram them up your arse.

Older, middle-class Hoosiers with a high school diploma who once were able to raise a family, send kids to college and get a new car every three or four years now find themselves working in jobs paying $15 an hour or replaced entirely by younger, less-costly workers, Hicks said. “Donald Trump’s likely to do very well here simply because the feeling about the economy matches his narrative, even though the data do not,” Hicks said.

How stupid are the paladins of the Stupid Party?  Stupid enough to think that their cooked date “trumps” the observations, conclusions, and feelings of actual voters in the real world.

They’re learning otherwise now, but since they are too stupid to learn anything, they’ll probably just end up being destroyed.  Or, more accurately, destroying themselves.

It was hardly a ringing endorsement. And his supporters left the meeting less than enthusiastic about Cruz; In interviews with 10 donors who attended the meeting, just one planned to switch his or her vote to Cruz.

You don’t say.  That many?

But unlike their neighbors just north on the shores of Lake Michigan, there is little help so far for Cruz in Indiana. While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker enthusiastically endorsed the Texas senator, Pence has remained neutral, saying only that he’ll back the party’s eventual nominee. Former governor Mitch Daniels has eschewed the type of social policies that Cruz backs.

Unlike the suicidally butthurt Scott Walker, Pence and Daniels’ own sense of self preservation has led them to get the hell out of the way of the Trump Express.

UPDATE: Okay, I take that one back:  Indiana Governor Mike Pence Endorses Ted Cruz | PJ Media

Pence is, apparently, suicidal.  Oh, well, another one (of the GOPe #NeverTrumptards) bites the dust….

Latest goodies, in from the ever-useful MikeM (are you and AnnieM related or something?  The M family?):

And…

Indiana Republican Presidential Primary

Indiana Presidential primary preference: Indiana Likely Republican Primary Voters Apr 27-28

Cruz 32%

Kasich 21%

Trump 41%

Other *

Undecided 6%

Hoosier blowout coming.  Trump changes things, you know.

Indicators: The Capitulation Continues
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Vox Popoli: Five for five

Donald Trump sealed the deal yesterday. What Republican voters are signaling is that they are done with this campaign. Donald Trump is the nominee and it doesn’t matter what shenanigans Cruz and the GOPe want to play. People want to support a winner, and Donald Trump has made it eminently clear that he is the only winner available.

Trump Change – Rasmussen Reports™

Belief that Donald Trump is the likely Republican presidential nominee has soared to its highest level ever and matches perceptions that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic standard-bearer in the fall. The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly Trump Change survey, taken following Trump’s five state primary wins on Tuesday, finds that 89% of Likely Republican Voters now think the billionaire businessman is likely to win the GOP nomination. Two-out-of-three (67%) say Trump’s nomination is Very Likely, up 18 points from 49% last week and up from 38% two weeks ago before Trump’s fortunes turned around with his mega-win in New York State.

Ten percent “don’t know,” and the remaining one percent are terminal #NeverTrumptards.  

Rasmussen seems to be acknowledging something I’ve been saying for months now:  Trump changes things.  It’s the most salient factor of his campaign, and the one all the #NeverTrumptards seem congenitally unable to grasp, as they pore over their data from yesterday and today, and tell themselves how it will still be perfectly accurate tomorrow.

(via Ironbear – thanks!)

As the cries of the Butthurt ring out acrost the land…
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Everything seems to be Coming Up Trump all of a sudden. And while that’s just grand…

We here at the DailyPundit decided to take our own reading of the political temperatures and temperaments in the wake of Tuesday’s overwhelming Trumpslide and devastating loss for the Farces of Dorkness over in the #neverTrump and #everCruz-ite camps.

Brietbart says that This Is the Donald Trump That Could Win 40 States.

While we tend to agree, we really wanted to get a slightly wider range of opinion on the subject.

So in the interests of doing so, and so doing, we sent out our Crack(ed) Daily Pundit reporter teams to visit the various candidates and their erstwhile opponents and strategerists and strategerizers.

First off, our operatives went to the Big Cheese hisself, The Donald, to ask him what he thought the ringing cascade of voter support on the East Coast meant for his campaign. His response was:

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While we here at DailyPundit Central thought that that was just funnier than hell, we allowed as to how it probably wasn’t helpful, and maybe not resoundingly Presidential, but hey – it’s been working for the man so he should stick with it.

The voters seem to like it. And that’s what counts. Except in Colorado and North Dakota and other bastions of Cruzdom.

Cruz 2016: Because elections are too important to be left up to the voters!

The Presidential Mogul did elaborate a bit and gave our reporters this statement:

‘Cruz Can’t Win. What’s He Doing Picking Vice Presidents?’

“He’s mathematically eliminated,” Trump added. “He has set a record, though. He is the first presidential candidate in the history of this country who is mathematically eliminated from becoming president who chose a vice presidential candidate. It’s a record.”

It is a record of sorts, we guess…

NEXT STOP, our teams checked in with The Donald’s main – and only at this point – real adversary in this Primary. We asked Mr. Cruz what he thought about all this, and he graciously allowed as to:

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After which, Glenn Beck grabbed the microphone and began blathering on about how it was meaningless and destiny and Body of Cruz and blah blah blah, so our reporters tuned him out, turned him off, and headed back out again.

THEIR NEXT STOP was below the fold, where…

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Trumpalooza – Coming to a Presidency Near You
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L.A. Times: Anti-Trump Protesters Block Traffic, Hurl Debris at Orange County Rally – Breitbart

From the Los Angeles Times: Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night.

And 30,000 filled the amphitheater, with thousands more stranded outside, unable to get into the packed venue.

(via AnnieM – thanks!)

Oh, that whacky Ted…
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Our Trepid Reporters at the DailyPundit have fearlessly uncovered The Donald’s alleged response below the fold:

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Remember When…?
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So much beclowning.

Indicator: CNN – Trump Now Has 991 (996 Says ABC) Delegates (538 Butthurt Worst)
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Here:

Interestingly, 538 still has Trump stuck at 956 in their counter, at 97% of the 989 total he needs to be perfectly on track to win the nomination.  Which is where they had him at the end of the evening on Trumpslide Tuesday.  Of course, their idiotics “polls plus” model favors Cruz to win Indiana, too, which should tell you all you need to know as to why their reputation is swirling near the bottom of the toilet drain.

If CNN’s number is right, Trump is currently at 101% of the track he needs to clinch the GOP nomination.

UPDATE:

ABC News Bumps Donald Trump Delegate Count to 996 – Breitbart

This leaves only 241 more delegates from Trump to win in the primary’s remaining contests: Indiana (where 57 are up for grabs), Nebraska (36), West Virginia (34), Oregon (28), Washington (44), California (172), Montana (27), New Jersey (51), New Mexico (24), and South Dakota (29). Figures from Tuesday night — counting only the delegates automatically pledged thanks to Mr. Trump’s election victories — put him around 288 delegates away from 1,237.

IOW, he needs 48% of the remaining delegates still up for grabs.  I think that will be a slam dunk for him.

 

The Body of Cruz Is a Corpse
Bill Quick

Vox Popoli: What in the actual….

I didn’t take seriously the claims that Ted Cruz might be autistic until now. Seriously, on what planet is anyone going to support HP-killer Fiorina, particularly in California? I have no idea what he’s trying to accomplish with this except perhaps to submarine his campaign without actually shutting it down.

They certainly make a fascinating pair from a visual perspective. Both their faces look about 15 percent melted. 

As I said previously, it’s over. Like it or not, Donald Trump is the Republican Party nominee.

Cruz is dead, Jim.  And he’s stinking the place up now.

Ho. And, Um, Ho, Ho
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Boom! Donald Trump Holds 26 POINT LEAD in Latest Oregon Poll

So much for that Cruz-Kasich alliance.
Earlier this week Ted Cruz and John Kasich agreed to collude against Donald Trump.
Cruz would campaign in Indiana and Kasich would campaign in Oregon and New Mexico.

But they didn’t expect this.
In the latest Oregon poll Donald Trump opened a 26 point lead drawing 43 percent of the vote.

This poll was conducted on Trump’s recent Landslide Tuesday, and the day after.  I expect his lead widened by a few points again today.

The Capitulation is fully underway now.
 

Butthurt Watch: The Great Trump Obsession
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The Death of a Nation | PJ Media

But as author Robert Bidinotto notes, there is nothing sudden about drifting over the falls. “As I witness the slow, gradual, resigned acceptance within the Republican Party of Donald Trump (and within the Democrat Party of criminal Hillary Clinton and socialist Bernie Sanders) by more and more people — people who, during a more civilized moment just months ago, would NEVER have tolerated the likes of such creatures — I am reminded how a culture becomes corrupted, then lost.” 

I have to confess that I am surprised at just how many people I formerly respected – Fernandez and Bidinotto among them – have become so deranged over Donald Trump that they literally cannot write about anything without including some sort of Trump smear, no matter how off-the-wall.

“Look how beautiful the sunrise is today.  The only thing that mars it is that Donald Trump – The Beast – exists in the same world with it.”

Oh, well.  One less author whose books I will buy.  And Bidinotto even has some talent along those lines.  Too bad he’s decided to build his own funeral pyre over Trump, and then climb aboard it.

 

Obama Hack: Of Course We Won’t Force Criminal “Sanctuary Cities” to Obey the Law
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ICE Director Says ‘Sanctuary’ Policies Put Agents At Risk | The Daily Caller

Immigration and Customs Enforcement director Sarah Saldana acknowledged on Thursday that “sanctuary city” polices put federal immigration officers at risk, but she declined to support measures that would force local law enforcement agencies to scrap them.

“Does the sanctuary city program put your field personnel at more risk than they would be otherwise?” South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney 93% asked the Obama appointee during a contentious House Oversight Committee hearing.

“Yes, having to go into a jurisdiction, into somebody’s home, when we could have gotten them at a local sheriff’s or police department, yes, it does put them at risk,” Saldana acknowledged.

What is not being understood here is that in the American-hating Obama administration, this is a feature, not a bug.

 

Butthurt Watch: Jeb Weeping Bitter Tears Into His Cheerios
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GOP elites are now resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee – The Washington Post

Opposition to Trump still runs strong in parts of the GOP establishment. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, a vocal Trump critic and former presidential candidate, praised Cruz’s pick of Fiorina in a CNN interview that aired Thursday — in part because he said “she takes on Trump really well.”

You lost.  You’re done.  Sit down.

Shut up.

Wisconsin Gentry Oligarch Party Up to Usual Dirty Tricks For Paul Ryan and Rancid Priebus
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Wisconsin GOPe Block Paul Ryan’s Primary Opponent Paul Nehlen From State Convention… | The Last Refuge

Paul Nehlen posted the following on his campaign website: […] 

“The Republican Party of Wisconsin (RPW) recently barred my campaign from having a table at its state convention in May, where Paul Ryan will be delivering a keynote address. My campaign committee, Volunteers for Nehlen, was perfectly willing to pay the $400 table fee RPW asked for convention weekend. Apparently, though, the idea of a challenger to Paul Ryan was so threatening to his RPW buddies that they turned us down flat.

“The RPW’s refusal to let us purchase a table is just more evidence that the corrupt, establishment GOP that Paul Ryan now leads is no longer about freedom of choice at all. Instead, Paul Ryan’s GOP is about limiting and dictating choices—in markets, in elections, in how you live your life. For all his fine speeches about the rights of the individual, free markets and unity, Emperor Ryan is wearing no clothes.

Hmm.  I wonder if Trump supporters can dig up a couple million bucks to fund a yuge, luxurious campaign for Nehlen against Paul Ryan this fall?

I know I’ll be kicking in what I can.  You should, too.  The GOPe intends Ryan (and McConnell) to be their primary roadblocks against Trump once he enters the White House.  We can’t do anything about McConnell this time around (we blew that one in 2014), but sending Ryan after Boehner and Cantor might actually do some good in the right places.

John Kasich: Lyin’ Ted Cruz Is a Lying Liar Who Tells Lies
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Good Grief – Lyin’ Ted Cruz Now Denies He and Team Kasich Had any Alliance – Kasich Calls Cruz A Liar… | The Last Refuge

Wow, talk about affirming a solidifying public opinion.
Despite official campaign documents outlining their combined effort, Senator Ted Cruz now tries to say there was no alliance between Team Cruz and Team Kasich.

A gobsmacked<Team Kasich responds:

Love this pic:

Says it all.

Sounds…Familiar
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Californian Police Chief: Obama Running ‘Catch and Release Programs’ For Illegal Alien Criminals – Breitbart

An illegal alien in California was arrested but was quickly released because of new liberal federal and state policing laws, allowing him to murder Air Force veteran Marilyn Pharis a few days after release, Californian Police Chief Ralph Martin told a House hearing today.

During his testimony, given Thursday at the “Criminal Aliens Released by the Department of Homeland Security” hearing, Martin detailed how Mexican illegal Victor Aureliano Martinez-Ramirez was able to escape jail and deportation prior to the murder.

A federal court ruling permitted Santa Maria County to ignore an ICE request to hold Martinez-Ramirez in 2014.

In 2015, he was merely cited for possessing meth, Martin said. Days before he broke into Pharis’s home, he was arrested and charged with a felony possession of a dagger or dirk, drug paraphanelia possession. He was also charged with “two misdemeanors, two $10,000 warrants, failure to appear, and violation of probation,” Martin said.

But ICE did not issue a repatriation “detainer” and then he was released by the local police four days later. 

Say, hasn’t one of the GOP candidates mentioned his worries about illegal alien rapists, drug dealers, and murderers?

What’s For Dinner? Your Choice….
Bill Quick

PAPERS PLEASE!!! « The Burning Platform

After being my wife for 25 years she may have developed a slight anti-state, anti-police slant. It was heavily reinforced by this experience. She was asked for her papers by the donut eating, government union drone, second responder, surveillance state representative. She annoyingly asked Mr. Hero why they were doing this to moms trying to get errands done on a sunny peaceful morning.

He said it was a “safety check”. What a load of smelly bullshit. Indiscriminately harassing innocent citizens who have violated no laws, for no good reason, is another example of the out of control government surveillance state. We are living in Orwell’s 1984 world. We are all guilty until proven innocent. This blatant example of intimidation is happening more and more.

The police state is out of control. And the majority of the sheep just willingly allow themselves to be shepherded towards the slaughterhouse without a whimper in the name of safety and security. More than half the population have no problem with the police conducting this type of offense.

They believe the propaganda about safety. In reality, the purpose of this assault on our freedom is two pronged. The police state wants to invoke a healthy fear among the sheep through intimidation. Secondly, they want to find sheep who don’t have their papers in order so they can issue ridiculous financial penalties to fund their police state. I’m getting sick and tired of this shit. I’m voting for Trump in hopes this will trigger something that will burn this fucker down. Fuck this welfare/warfare surveillance state.

I suspect he’s not the only person who feels something like this.

The next civil war, if it comes, will be between the wolves feasting on the sheeple, and the sheepdogs looking to feast on the wolves.

The sheeple, of course, will have nothing to say about it beyond bahhhhhhh.

We Know Cruz Now – There Are No More “Questions”
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With Fiorina pick, Cruz’s H-1B stance now in question | Computerworld

Will GOP candidate go from H-1B supporter to visa critic to…?

He’ll go wherever his blind ambition leads him, and say whatever he thinks he needs to say to begin the task of imposing the Dominion of Christ on the entire planet…starting right here in the U.S.A.

Off-Topic and General Interest
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Put your various comments, insights, links, and words of wisdom here. Or else!

(New OT post created by SteveF because the old one was bloated and unresponsive. Much like the US federal government. Makes me wonder about plonking the old and making a new…)

TDS Idiot at NYT Comes Clean, Bitterly Admits He Is An Idiot. Much Butthurt Ensues
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Trump and the Madness of Crowds – The New York Times

But if Trump falls short, it’s going to be a matter of inches, of a handful of delegates denying him the prize. It won’t just be too close for comfort; it will be too close for those of us who predicted that he couldn’t get there to claim vindication. Our pretense to real sagacity has crumbled; only luck and randomness can save “it won’t be Trump” punditry now.

Nah, your entire justication for pontificating – that you are smarter than almost everybody else – has been obliterated.  And at your own hands, because all of you are blind, clueless idiots parroting each others’ comvemtional “wisdom” according to whatever “narrative” happens to be fashionable in your constipated, enbubbled  set at the time.

That’s one of the things that’s given me the most most pleasure from Trump’s campaign.  Watching him blast your naked-emperor reputations to smithereens, leaving you standing there on your feet of clay, with your tiny penises clutched desperately in your trembling fingers.

 

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538 Witch’s Brouhahahahahahaha…
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‘Normal America’ Is Not A Small Town Of White People | FiveThirtyEight

But that sense that the normal America is out there somewhere in a hamlet where they can’t pronounce “Acela” is misplaced. In fact, it’s not in a small town at all.

I calculated how demographically similar each U.S. metropolitan area is to the U.S. overall, based on age, educational attainment, and race and ethnicity.

1 The index equals 100 if a metro’s demographic mix were identical to that of the U.S. overall.

2 By this measure, the metropolitan area that looks most like the U.S. is New Haven, Connecticut, followed by Tampa, Florida, and Hartford, Connecticut.

All of the 10 large metros that are demographically most similar to the U.S. overall are in the Northeast, Midwest or center of the country. Two of them — New Haven and Philadelphia — are even on Amtrak’s Acela (that’s “uh-SELL-ah”) line. None is in the West, though Sacramento, California, comes close at No. 12.

A case study of how hackish wonks with agendas use fanciful “methodologies” to manufacture utter bullshit.

You start by deliberately misunderstanding or misinterpreting what “normal” means in the context it was used, and proceed from there.

Rasmussen: Trump, Clinton Now Tied in National Contest With Likely Voters
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24% Opt Out of a Clinton-Trump Race – Rasmussen Reports™

Nearly one-in-four voters say they will stay home or vote third party if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the major party presidential candidates.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump and Clinton tied at 38% each. But 16% say they would vote for some other candidate if the presidential election comes down to those two, while six percent (6%) would stay home. Only two percent (2%) are undecided given those options. 

That’s what they say now, but when push comes to shove in the Trump-Hillary contest, they’ll go vote, and they won’t vote for “sombody else,” because “Somebody Else” won’t be on their ballots.  There will be Libertarian and Green candidates, and here in California, even crazier options, but they won’t vote for them, because there’s no “for” there.

Six percent always stay home, so who cares about them?

The real news is that all of a sudden, Trump and Clinton are tied nationally among likely voters.  And Trump hasn’t even really gone to work on her yet.

Landslide.

Noise
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How Trump Can Win the Black Vote to Win the Election

Donald, are you listening?

Probably not to you, Roger.

Yeah, Right
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Curt Schilling Backs Trump with a Caveat: ‘I Need Him to Start Acting Like a Leader’ – Breitbart

When asked about his preference for president in 2016, former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon, “Of the four people left, the only person I can honestly see sitting in the White House is Donald Trump as a leader.  The caveat to that is, I need him to start acting like a leader.”

Huh.  Must be galling for Schilling to know that Trump doesn’t need him for anything, including leadership advice.

Angry Woman Face Fiorina At It Again
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Alliance Over: Carly Calls for Kasich to ‘Get Out of Race’ – BreitbartAlliance Over: Carly Calls for Kasich to ‘Get Out of Race’ – Breitbart

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ’s vice presidential pick Carly Fiorina is calling for John Kasich to exit the Republican nomination race following a supposed alliance made between the Cruz and Kasich campaigns in which they would focus on competing against frontrunner Donald Trump in the Indiana, Oregon, and New Mexico primaries.

Heh.  And these mokes say that Trump is the clownish buffoon.

The Cruz campaign has apparently gone the full suicide.

Never go the full suicide.

 

#NeverTrumptards – Sunk In Delusion
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Donald Trump could amass most primary votes in GOP history | New York Post

Donald Trumpwill likely wind up winning the most primary votes of any GOP presidential candidate in modern history, the author of the influentialSmart Politicsblog told The Post on Wednesday.

After convincing victories in Tuesday’s primaries in five East Coast states, Trump has roughly 10.1 million votes, about 200,000 more than Mitt Romney got during the entire 2012 primary campaign.

But…but…but…

Ted Cruz!

Or  not.

Remember when Mittens Romneycare, at this point in the 2012 primary campaign, was the “inevitable” nominee with far fewer actual votes?

Yeah, me neither.

Obama Made It Worse, Of Course
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SIMPLY THE WORST=> Obama is First President Ever to Not See Single Year of 3% GDP Growth

The rate of real economic growth is the single greatest determinateof both America’s strength as a nation and the well-being of the American people.

On Thursday the Commerce Department announcedthat the US economy expanded at theslowest pace in two years.GDP growth rose at an anemic 0.5% rate after a paltry 1.4% fourth quarter advance.

Ronald Reaganbrought forth anannual real GDP growthof 3.5%.
Barack Obamawill be lucky to average a 1.55% GDP growth rate.

This ranks Obama as the fourth worst presidency on record.

Well, all of Obama’s administration has occurred in the context of the Great Depression that began in late 2006-early 2007.

He regards this as a feature, not a bug, by the way.

Scott Adams Gets Goofy
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Scott Adams Blog

What do you call it when a man insults his enemies who are both male and female? Democrats call it a “woman problem.” And indeed it is. Here I remind you that reason is not part of persuasion. If the public sees Trump as having a “woman problem” then he does.  So how could he fix it?

I don’t think people – you know, real people outside the ideological wonk bubbles – think Trump has a “woman problem.”

Certainly more GOP women are voting for him than any other Republican contestant.

And we haven’t had a general election yet, you may have noticed.

Trump’s case, he needs to change the frame from defending a long list of offensive statements to how his opinions differ from anyone else’s opinion. For example, does anyone disagree with equal pay for equal work? Does anyone disagree with better healthcare for pregnant women? Trump’s opinions on gender issues are mostly the same as everyone else’s. Abortion is a big exception, obviously.

Here’s how Trump could change the frame on abortion. 

Kelly: You said women should be “punished” for getting illegal abortions, and then you changed your position the next day. Should women be punished for getting illegal abortions?

Trump: The first time I heard that question, my initial reaction was that anyone who breaks a law should be punished. But lots of folks explained to me why this is a special case and needs to stay that way. So once I heard a better argument I quickly adjusted. It’s rare to have a crime that has no punishment, but it makes sense in this case.

Actually, I doubt that Trump would, or will, say anything like that to Kelly in the first place.  Crimes without punishment are, effectively, not crimes at all.  cf. enforcement of laws against illegal immigration.

And Trump is way too smart and crafty to open that door to the likes of Megyn Kelly.

Butthurt Watch: Caution – Morons At Work
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John Boehner: Cruz is “Lucifer in the Flesh;” Donald Trump Is My Texting Buddy

Most important endorsement Cruz has had so far. But I’m sure the pretend anti-establisment stalwart Trump will say this just shows how Cruz “can’t get along with people” to “make great deals.”

Aw.  Ace is all butthurt.  Again.  Still.

Choke on it, dude.

See, you Big Moron, you win presidential contests by adding to your tent, not booting people out of it.

But a loser like you wouldn’t understand that, would you?

CBS Goes Failure Mode
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CBS: You know, Donald Trump could actually win in November « Hot Air

We have not yet quite turned the corner on the primaries — although that’s likely coming sooner than later — and CBS News’ Will Rahn has begun mulling over a Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump general election. Despite the conventional wisdom about Trump’s chances in a general electorate, Rahn argues that Trump has two paths to the White House in November. The first path will be to trash Hillary Clinton and force the press to cover it:

This is the biggest difference between Trump and every other GOP candidate since Reagan: He can force the media to cover him, and even better, cover him to his own advantage.

He’s been doing that for the past year, by the way.  He’s got their number down cold.

But that’s just the appetizer. It’s one thing to convince people not to support an opponent. How would Trump convince people to vote for the Republican in November? Rahn figures that Trump will win by running only slightly to Hillary’s right, and hope to appeal to the center as the most liberal Republican nominee in decades:

That’s just wishcasting.  This moron thinks he’s “shaping Trump’s narrative.”

That would be hilarious, if it were not so obviously pathetic.  And fruitless.

Dead. Duck.
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » TED CRUZ PICKS UP BEST ENDORSEMENT YET: John Boehner Calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the Flesh,’ Praises Obam…

Former House Speaker John Boehner reminded conservatives why they hate him at a speech at Stanford University Wednesday night. He vilified Ted Cruz while praising Barack Obama, accepted Donald Trump as the “presumptive nominee,” and had some of the kindest words for self-described socialist Bernie Sanders.

Unbelievably, Boehner compared Cruz to Satan himself. Granted, the former House speaker set a “joking, yet blunt” attitude, but he reserved no such vitriol for prominent Democrats like Obama, Sanders, and presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.

“Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said when asked his opinions on the Texas senator.

To be fair, Cruz certainly knows how to make Rules for Radicals, the political how-to guide Obama/Hillary guru Saul Alinsky dedicated to Lucifer work for him as well…

Yeah, Ed, it’s worked so well for Cruz that Donald Trump has crushed him.  And I’m sure his fellow Senators are waiting to give him a hot welcome upon his ignominious return to that body.

Donald Trump:  A uniter, not a divider.

High Tech Harakiri
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » TECHNOLOGICAL SELF-REPLACEMENT: Are Engineers Designing Their Robotic Replacements?

The profession could be putting itself out of work.

A lot of professions are doing that these days.  It’s the nature of the Tech Singularity beast.

I’ve Dumped Firefox – Again
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No, not because they’re idiots about persecuting people who don’t follow the Approved Narrative about gay rights.  I don’t really give a rat’s ass about stuff like that in terms of people who run companies.

It’s because the Firefox browser, with its full nanny attitude about what it will permit you to do (no Flash – bad! – which, of course, makes have the business sites I use unusable), as well as its rapidly deteriorating ability to do even simple things it used to handle well – that led me to it.

The only reason I’ve stayed with this tarded browser this long is that the one plugin I use in it constantly – the Scribefire Blogging Editor – works better in it than in Chrome.  But even that is no longer enough for me to put up with its other manifold failings.

Yes, yes, I know.  Google is evil.  They track everything.

So does everybody else but specialized browsers like the one SteveF uses, which would be, unfortunately, useless for my own purposes.  So, sigh.

Chrome it is.

I sort of like Microsoft Edge – it’s blazing fast – but it’s still a work in progress, and has some major failings as far as I’m concerned.  If them fix them, though, I may take another look at it.  If I can find a blog editor plugin (or whatever cutesy proprietary term MS is using for them these days).

I do way too much blogging not to use everything I can to simplify the task.

Today’s Deals At Amazon
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Today’s great deals at Amazon!

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Intolerable Attitude
SteveF

Trump’s “America First” speech is pissing people off.

German foreign minister criticizes Trump’s ‘America first’ foreign policy

Steinmeier also said that Trump’s speech was contradictory, with the Republican calling on the one hand for ‘America first’ but on the other hand urging the United States to withdraw from the world: “Those two things don’t seem to fit together very well to me,” he said.

(related article in German)

It’s no surprise that an elected official putting his own country first is baffling to a member of the German establishment. The Merkin government clearly does not put Germany first, seeing itself as part of a world community more than as caretakers of the interests of the German people. I’d say “Fuck Germany, fuck Merkin, and fuck Steinmeier”, but I’d say they’re doing a good job of fucking themselves.

Not that I’m the type to rub things in…
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But just because I really am the type to rub things in, 😉

Ya’ll wanna tell me all about that Donald Trump Ceiling thing again? ‘Cause listening to that riff and reminding ya’ll about all those (failed) predictions just don’t never get old.

How high's the Donald copy

Ah. The sweet sound of Cruzites grinding their teeth in the morning. Sounds like… victory.

(For those who are too young and the culturally illiterate who don’t get the filk at the top, head down below the fold.)

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