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Another Theory on Donald Trump

Some of us morons were talking Trump this morning. Trump isn’t really a Republican, he’s more like an old-school New York Democrat. Way back before our time, before the Democrat Party became completely taken over by socialists, trial lawyers, radical environment extremists, radical feminists, race grievance mongers, celebrities, and the rest of the far left coalition… it was a party that spoke to the working class and was just as unashamedly patriotic as the GOP.

There was a time when Democrats and their union allies opposed illegal immigration because cheap labor was bad for workers. The Democrat Party has abandoned that position because illegal immigrants are a more reliable voting bloc than working class white folks. But Donald Trump has embraced that position.

The Washington Free Beacon talks about Trump’s appeal to “the radical middle,” the substantial portion of the electorate left behind as the Democrat Party has become radicalized and the GOP have become puppets of the Chamber of Commerce. They have a point; the elites who run both parties are radically out of touch with the mainstream.

Personally, I see Donald Trump as an egomaniacal blowhard who lies about his real positions in order to trick voters into voting for him. Just like Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, and all the rest of them.

Donald Trump’s Rise Is the Product of the GOP’s Failure

Posted by V the K at 10:50 pm - July 22, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

The Republican Establishment is in a bit of a panic that outsider Donald Trump is leading the ever-growing pack of GOP presidential candidates. They are astonished that a person who has a record of supporting broad-based amnesty for illegal aliens, abortion-on-demand, and the confiscation of private property for corporate use has become the choice (for now) of the party’s grass roots and has become a speed bump for Jeb Bush’s eventual and inevitable nomination and failed campaign.

They need not wonder; the reason an outsider is being embraced is because the Republican party has completely failed and no longer has the trust of their constituents.

The Republican Party ran and won in 2010 and 2014 on opposition to the Obama Agenda. They promised to repeal Obamacare. They promised to fight Executive Amnesty. They promised to oppose his lawless power grabs and abuse of Executive Authority. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, especially, ran on a promise to “break” Obama and thwart the president’s radical agenda.

What have Republicans done since winning the House and Senate?
- They have fully funded Obamacare, and even made contingency plans to save it if the Supreme Court struck it down.
- They fully funded Obama’s Executive Amnesty.
- They have given Obama a blank check to run up the debt and attacked deficit hawks as “Whackobirds.”
- They approved Obama’s pick for attorney general who promised to continue the lawless policies of her predecessor.
- They passed legislation — over the objections of the conservative base — granting Obama limitless authority to negotiate trade agreements.
- They passed legislation making it almost impossible to stop Obama’s Deal to let Iran develop nukes.

If the Republicans hadn’t failed up so thoroughly, there would be no Trump phenemonon.

Now, as a result of the failures (betrayals) listed above, the Republican Party has lost all credibility.  Whenever a Republican politician says he opposes an Obama policy, no one believes him. They all believe they are no different than the Democrats.

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How the Democrat Left Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Geriatric White Guys

Posted by V the K at 2:31 pm - July 11, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

Mark Steyn explains why the hip Democrat Leftists who use “old white man” as a pejorative and swear they aren’t socialists… are suddenly excited about supporting a really old white Socialist for president.

Hillary, by contrast, is in trouble not because she’s a sleazy, corrupt, cronyist, money-laundering, Saud-kissing liar. Democrats have a strong stomach and boundless tolerance for all of that and wouldn’t care were it not for the fact that she’s a dud and a bore. A “Hillary rally” is a contradiction in terms: the thin, vetted crowd leave more demoralized and depressed than when they went in. To vote for Bernie is to be part of a romance, as it was with Obama. To vote for Hillary is to validate the Clintons’ indestructible sense of their own indispensability – and nothing else. Hillary is a wooden charmless stiff who supposedly has enough money to be carefully managed across the finish line. But that requires Democratic electors to agree to be managed, too, and the Sanders surge is a strong sign that, while they’re relaxed about voting for an unprincipled arrogant phony marinated in ever more malodorous and toxic corruption, they draw the line at such a tedious and charisma-free specimen thereof.

Angry Old White People Suddenly Kewl on the Left

Posted by V the K at 9:05 am - July 8, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election,Media Bias

CNN is reporting that majorities of Americans think Hillary Clinton is “dishonest.

This is actually very very clever. It gives the appearance that the media are actually being critical of Hillary, but without actually hurting her electorally. Most voters think all politicians are dishonest anyway. Meanwhile, CNN can avoid talking about the things Hillary is being dishonest about(Influence peddling, destroying evidence, running a phony charity)that might actually hurt her with voters.

Well played, CNN.

Meanwhile, does anyone find the current Democrat swoon over septuagenarian socialist Bernie Sanders kind of ironic given what these same Democrats were saying about Septuagenarian John McCain back in 2008?

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Random Thought Without Any Links

Posted by V the K at 8:09 pm - June 26, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

If you take all the white guys who are running for president as Republicans out of the mix, the quality of the field improves markedly.

What did Hillary do for oppressed gays while Secretary of State?

When the immediate past Secretary of State first announced her candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, only a handful of my Facebook friends indicated their support for Mrs. Clinton, almost all of them gay.

But, what precisely has the former First Lady done for gays?  In her eight years in the Senate, did she work to repeal the relics of her husband’s administration, the Defense of Marriage Act or Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell?  (And by working, I mean, not just indicating her opposition to these laws, but actually taking action, lobbying her fellow legislators, pressing her party’s leadership to push repeal.)

And then in her four years as Secretary of State when she–and her supporters–boasted that she was the most-traveled Secretary of State, breaking travel records, among the many countries she visited, she surely visited some countries which oppressed gays.  When meeting with the leaders of those lands, did she ever discuss their treatment of our fellows and press them to change their policies?

And did the leaders of the various American gay organizations press her to act on behalf of our oppressed fellows?

Am I the only one asking these questions?

Just asking.

UPDATE:  As per the comments below, seems that Mrs. Clinton did raise the issue of anti-gay policies in Uganda with that nation’s leader President Yoweri Museveni in her summer 2012 swing through Africa.

Rand Paul’s Tax Plan

Posted by V the K at 7:53 pm - June 18, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

I’ll be in my bunk.

“I’m running for president to defeat the Washington machine. And to do that, we have to drive a stake through the heart of the IRS and our terrible tax code. We need to tear it up and start over, with a plan that’s simple, fair, and cuts taxes for every single American. Let’s start with the workers tax cut. For most Americans, the biggest tax they pay is the FICA tax on their paycheck. And all anyone ever tries to do is raise that tax or pretend you’re not paying it. In my tax plan, the first thing we’ll do is eliminate the workers tax. That’s right. It’s gone. Zero. Nothing. That means that every single working American would keep thousands of dollars more in their paycheck We’re not stopping there. We will end corporate welfare and eliminate the army of lobbyists and tax lawyers gaming the system. But also, no more mom-and-pop businesses paying 40 percent. Everyone pays the same, and it will grow our economy. In fact, the Tax Foundation studies show my plan will create nearly 2 million jobs. Finally, every American taxpayer, everyone will be able to file a very simple return on one page at a low and fair rate of 14.5 percent — for every single American. And the guy with the most lawyers and accountants doesn’t win; you do. My plan will cut taxes for everyone. It will end corporate welfare and special tax breaks. It will create jobs, and it will get the IRS out of your life.”

And then there were 12…

Posted by V the K at 6:02 pm - June 16, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

As noted by Ace, Donald Trump is what a hobo imagines a rich man to be.

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The GOP field is up to at least 12, now. Personally, I’d like to divide them into two teams and put them on “Hell’s Kitchen,” because that would tell us more about them than a bunch of “debates,” which are really nothing more than interviews with scripted questions and scanned answers. (Also, having Gordon Ramsay call Jeb! a donkey would be worth it.) There are four distinct groups of GOP, only one of which should be taken Seriously.

Flawed, but worth voting for: Cruz, Jindal, Paul, Perry, Walker
Establishment hacks: Jeb!, Kasich, Rubio,
Hell no: Graham, Pataki, Christie, Huckabee
Sideshows: Fiorina, Carson, Trump

You could make a case for Rubio in the first group (I don’t trust him) and Perry for the second. And Fiorina may not have a chance, but she’s useful in that she can bring it to Hillary.

It’s hard to get too worked up because I don’t think any Republican could possibly repair the damage Barack Obama has inflicted and continues to inflict on the country.

Another Democrat Enters the 2016 Presidential Race

Posted by V the K at 12:25 pm - June 1, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Democrat-In-All-But-Label-Only (DIABLO) from South Carolina is running for president. He is running as a Republican, but only because he didn’t feel like there were enough GOP candidates that supported Amnesty, domestic spying, and endless foreign wars.

59-year-old lifelong bachelor.

Just sayin’

Also, another wealthy, older white person has joined the Democrat Race to Make It Look Like Hillary Wasn’t Just Annointed. Former Mayor of Baltimore and Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley is running so that he can nationalize his agenda of rain taxes and severe gun control.

As they say in Maryland, “If you can dream it, we can tax it.”

No Such Thing As a Radical Leftist to the MFM

Posted by V the K at 7:02 pm - April 29, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

Avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders is entering the 2016 presidential race as a Democrat. His agenda includes such items as nationalizing the banks and Wall Street,  a national $15 per hour minimum wage, mandatory union membership even for workers who don’t want to join unions, “free” college, nationalized health care, and the confiscation and redistribution of wealth to achieve income equality.

Yet no one in the media will ever call him an extremist or a whackjob. Unlike Ted Cruz, who only wants to cut spending to sustainable levels and reduce the amount of Government intrusion into people’s private lives.

Strange times.

Emerging MFM Narratives of 2016

Posted by V the K at 8:48 am - April 16, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

The MFM have decided what their narratives for each of the candidates is going to be, and now will tailor their coverage to these narratives:

Rand Paul: Rude to the womenfolk.

Scott Walker: Uneducated bumpkin and union buster. They have suddenly decided that it is very important to look into the college backgrounds of presidential candidates.

Ted Cruz: Extremist with no chance of winning, and did we mention he’s an extremist? Oh, and he’s not really a Hispanic either.

Marco Rubio: An inexperienced first-term senator with the audacity to think he can be president? Oh, the very nerve.

Jeb Bush: The “sober” Republican whom the MFM will support right up through the end of the primaries just to spite the conservatives.

Hillary Clinton: OMG! She’s amazing! How did America get so lucky to get such a woman of peerless accomplishment to deign to run for president? And she’s so darn spontaneous and relatable to regular people. (Also, isn’t it amazing how well we, the press, shield her from scandals?)

Sorry this post is such a lay-up, but Operation GTFO Maryland has borne fruit and I am heavily involved in packing and closing up the homestead right now.

MFM Question Whether 1-Term Senator Has Enough Experience to be President

I am not making this up.

As Rubio left Miami’s Freedom Tower earlier in the day after rehearsing his speech, O’Donnell could be heard shouting: “Senator, you’re the youngest candidate. Are you prepared to be president, sir?”

Also, CBS News has picked a far-left whackjob to host Face The Nation, because that formula has worked so well at MSDNC.

And Uber-Leftist Jonathan Chait says that people who want the Government to be fiscally responsible and less intrusive are “barking mad.”

It Sucks to Have So Many Awesome Republican Candidates

Posted by V the K at 10:37 am - April 9, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election,Jeb Bush

Scott Walker is awesome and would make an awesome President.
Ted Cruz is awesome and would make an awesome President.
Rand Paul is awesome and would make an awesome President.

So, you know how this movie ends, right?

The Awesome vote is split three ways, and we get stuck with Jeb.

Amnesty-lovin’, Common Core lovin’, Big Government Lovin’, Domestic Spyin’ Lovin’, Hillary Clinton award-giver, scion of the Republican Establishment… Jeb Bush.

Take it, Morbo.

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Scott Walker Is Doomed

Posted by V the K at 7:26 am - January 28, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

I really like Scott Walker, the courageous Republican Governor of Wisconsin, who has won three elections despite the Democrat left throwing everything in their arsenal against him … massive amounts of union money, a viciously hostile media, protests by parasitic rabble with nothing better to do, lawfare, politically motivated witch hunts and harassment of his supporters, and death threats against his children… and still prevailed.

And the mere fact that I like him proves to me that his potential 2016 candidacy is doomed from the get-go, because in 2012 I liked Tim Pawlenty, and in 2008 I liked Anybody But McCain. The fix is is in. The Establishment wants Jeb, and he will shoved down our throats, and we will be told to shut up and vote for him because if we don’t, Hillary will win. And it is very important to the Establishment that Republicans be in charge of implementing the Democrat agenda of amnesty, Obamacare, and the massive expansion of the progressive welfare state.

Anyway, here’s Scott Walker at that thing that happened in Iowa last weekend.  I like the way he talks like someone who actually understands the middle class in America; and doesn’t just see them as people he can wave to from his limousine while chuckling with his cronies at the US Chamber of Commerce that US workers are too lazy and expensive and need to be replaced with cheap foreigners.

And here is a campaign poster that makes me think, “Oh, if only…”

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Republican Party Doing What it Does Best; Caving to Democrats and Alienating the Base.

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Jeb Bush and Mittens Romney are meeting in Utah this week. These are two incredibly wealthy men, born into wealthy, powerful political dynasties, who have never once had to worry about how to pay a bill in their life. Between the two of them, they represent support for allowing illegal immigrants to take jobs from working Americans, federal control of local school curricula through Common Core, and massive Government regulation to stop ‘Global Warming.’

So, naturally, the party establishment has decided they are ideal to represent the concerns and priorities of the Republican base. Despite what the deranged left claims, every Republican presidential candidate since 1988 has been a Milquetoast Progressive-Moderate chosen by the Party Establishment. And they have lost the popular vote in 5 of those 6 elections. But, hey, they’ve got all the money and power, so there’s not a damn thing we can do about it.

BTW, the GOP elected to majorities in the House and Senate in November have already caved to the Obamacrats on abortion and Amnesty. And it’s still January.

SMOD Looking Better All the Time

Posted by V the K at 11:45 am - January 19, 2015.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

So, the Republican presidential bench for 2016 looks like Mitt Romney Again, Bush 3, Chris Christie and… oh my stars, Lindsey Graham is thinking of rerunning Landslide McCain’s amazing 2008 performance. (McCain was stupid enough to believe all the liberals who said “John McCain is a Republican I could vote for” really meant it, and weren’t just saying it as a way to express hatred toward Bush 43.)

Alternately, we have Hillary Clinton – the “dead broke” former First Lady who somehow misplaced $16 Billion at the State Department and wants us to think that even though she’s the smartest woman alive she totally had no idea Bill was cheating on her. We have alleged Cherokee Indian Liz Warren whose economic philosophy makes Eugene Debs look like Milton Friedman. Also, Martin O’Malley, for some reason. And Joe Biden, I guess.

Our political class definitely has an “inbred European aristocracy” feel to it, doesn’t it?

Exactly none of the people listed is worth voting for. Bring on the Sweet Meteor of Death (SMOD).

Whoever does win in 2016 is going to take on Obama’s legacy of $20 Trillion of National Debt, an economy strangled in regulation, a country with so many people dependent on welfare that reform is impossible, a gutted military, a foreign policy and international reputation in shambles, and an out-of-control civil bureaucracy packed with party hacks.

Are any of the people I named capable of fixing the mess that Emperor Obama is going to leave behind?

 

Mitt Romney Just Picked a Whole Bouquet of Oopsie-Daisies

Jim Geraghty at NRO found video of Mitt Romney giving a shoutout to  Jon “Let’s Lie to the Stupid Voters” Gruber after the passage of RomneyCare.

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Perhaps the people who chose to not vote for Mitt Romney because they doubted his commitment to conservatism are owed a measure of apology.

And now for the bad news

It always feels good to see sanity prevail in an election, yes! And now for some honesty about what isn’t so good, in this election.

Unlike the Reagan wins of the 1980s, or the GOP’s 1994 “Contract with America” win, the 2014 GOP (as a national whole) neither provided nor sold to the voters a pro-freedom, government-cutting vision. The GOP skillfully profited from voter dissatisfaction with President Obama; and little more.

Racial guilt aside, the voters originally bought into Obama because he promised the Impossible Dream: a government which would be Big, but still somehow friendly and American (never mind that oppression is inherent to all Big Governments), and which would look out for them (never mind that socialism serves the elites, undermines the economy for ordinary people, and mathematically cannot provide benefits of much value to most people).

In this election six years later, the voters have repudiated Obama because he failed to deliver on the dream. He promised smooth, cool delivery of the dream. Instead, he gave a string of incompetent, messy disasters that even a corrupt media could not hide: such as the Gulf oil spill (BP’s actions had been approved by Obama regulators), Obamacare (with its expensive and oppressive mandates), Libya war, Benghazi, Syria war, ISIS, Ebola, and a moribund economy where the jobs are part-time, the taxes are higher, the U.S. national debt is doubled and only things that go up are the financial markets and the cost of living. The voters feel “lied to” and for that, they have now punished Obama.

In other words, the voters have not yet learned that the dream itself is impossible. The voters still want Friendly Fascism: a Big Government that somehow (1) works (or, in the famous saying, “makes the trains run on time”); while it (2) maintains a veneer of traditional American freedoms. It is impossible. But voters are hoping now that the GOP can help to correct Obama’s excesses and make the dream work.

The GOP, in this election in 2014, has done little to educate the voters on the dream’s utter impossibility – and thus, little to move America forward.

The Royalist Socialist Party

Posted by V the K at 1:13 pm - October 27, 2014.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

Ironic, or maybe tragic, that a party that calls themselves “The Democrats” have such contempt for actual Democratic governance, and such a preference for a permanent, hereditary ruling class. (Clintons, Kennedies, Udalls, Landrieus, Pryors, Cuomos…)

Case in point, the Democrats want Michelle Obama to run for the Senate from California.

And even though she has no experience living in the state, and her signature policy achievement is horrible school lunch program that everybody hates… she would probably win.

Because their voters are that… [pick an adjective].

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Yeah, This…

Posted by V the K at 11:04 am - October 27, 2014.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

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Jeb Bush’s son says he’s running.