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It’s the Superbowl of Republican politics!

I forgot that Carson is still in the debate. I thought withdrew from the race. Or was that just some Ted Cruz lies?

* Seems to me like the introduction of the candidates wasn’t organized well. Trump and Carson didn’t know they were supposed to come out, and they forgot about Kasich. Amateur hour?

* First question for Trump. The nuclear button question. Trump said he wouldn’t have gone into Iraq.

* Cruz is copying Trump’s talking points about Obama not mentioning the name of the enemy. And Cruz DECLINES the opportunity offered by the moderator to attack Trump.

* Trump mocks Cruz for backing down instead of attacking him! That’s great!

* Carson is asked about Cruz’s deceptive campaign literature saying that Carson had dropped out. Carson’s answer is rambling. “I’m not going to attack Cruz. BUT. He has Washington ethics.”

* And Cruz responds with a laboriously detailed explanation of the event and an apology.

* Rubio gets a real softball question allowing him to use his prepared talking points. And he seems to get a lot of applause for it.

* Christie takes the opportunity to slam Rubio. Like a big fat man slapping around a little boy.

* Christie says that Rubio used a memorized thirty-second speech. Maybe Christie read my blog today.

* Now Bush is given an opportunity to attack Rubio. Bush rambles and it’s hard to figure out what his point is.

* Kasich promises amnesty within 100 days if elected.

* Christie reveals himself as a Mets fan (waying he fought the Democrats in his state). Meanwhile, Rubio refuses to honestly talk about his “Gang of Eight” bill.

* Trump says the insurance companies are getting rich on Obamacare and he will replace it with something better.

* Trump is asked about eminent domain. Which is something that only nerds care about. 98% of voters never even heard of the term. Trump makes an amazing speech.

And what Trump said about eminent domain is what I have always thought about it. I don’t understand why conservatives think eminent domain is some big issue.

* Cruz had an older sister named Miriam. Sounds like a Jewish name to me. Except Jewish girls don’t become felons and drug addicts.

* ABC showed a graphic that around 8:30 Rubio had a lot of action on Twitter. But I think that’s when Christie was slapping him around.

@ Commentary on eminent domain. Trump really nailed the hypocrisy of conservatives who all support the Keystone pipeline but are against eminent domain. The Keystone pipeline will be owned by a private company, TransCanada, and it’s impossible for a pipeline to cross the country from north to south without eminent domain being used in some places. Some of the people whose property will be taken may even be little old ladies. But they will be COMPENSATED for it.

Also, I don’t understand the conservatives obsessing over the word “public” in the Fifth Amendment. The Amendment clearly implies that eminent domain is fine as long as property owners are “justly” compensated. The government decides what’s good for the public by allowing the eminent domain.

* Mary Katherine Ham is way hotter than Megyn Kelly from Fox. Maybe it’s because she’s 10 years younger.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 6, 2016 at 8:02 pm

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  1. how did he phrase his promise of amnesty? I don’t think being unapologetically open borders is good politics even if you are trying to get the cuck vote.

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 6, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    • He did not use the word “amnesty.”

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 6, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    • Being Open Borders wins the female vote. White men lose, but White women ESPECIALLY Upper Class White women who wield disproportionate influence in America and always have: Prohibition, Salem Witch Trials, Abolitionism, etc. — they win, big time, with Open Borders.

      Open Borders gives Upper Class White women a lot of dysfunctional Third Worlders to baby sit and lecture, two things Upper Class White women like a whole lot. As social workers, teachers, government officials, NGO people, etc. Open Borders gives them cheap nannies and housekeepers. Said nannies and housekeepers with figures of a basketball and zero sex appeal for boyfriends and such. Bonus — Open Borders makes only “True” Alphas with extraordinary charisma, looks, talent, connections, and luck succeed, and every other White man fail, far and hard.

      Since the number one through ten priorities of Upper Class White women are “spot the Alpha” the Open Borders policy is a huge winner for them. Screwing over most of their male peers to find the one true winner and share him with other women? That’s a win for most Upper Class women. Even better than their children will be privileged with no challengers from smart working and middle class kids — those will be obliterated in a tidal wave of Third World immigrants. Drowning challengers from other women to their potential kids is a thing Upper Class White women have done since the first colonies here. Upper Class White women are likely not even aware of it.

      I like the Cuckservative term; but lets not get carried away. The reason Cuckservatives exist is to placate, appease, and pedestalize their women who they don’t understand have nothing but contempt for them in lacking dominance and threat and power and charisma. Thus Cuckservatives adopt what the Megyn Kellys want in hoping to appease them not realizing that it just makes them more despised by their women who have had it up to there with White beta males agreeing with them instead of ordering them around.

      [Beta maleism is likely IMHO a genetic tendency that was rewarded when men were mostly slightly higher in status than women; and thus vulnerability/provider game was part of the beta male appeasement of women as they were situational alphas, falling apart under the pill, condom, anonymous urban living, and most especially the mass female consumer marketplace. But just my guess. No hard data.]


      February 7, 2016 at 12:56 am

      • Whiskey! Where’s your blog man?! I hate, hate, HATE not reading about bitches and betas!


        February 7, 2016 at 11:58 am

  2. Christie takes the opportunity to slam Rubio. Like a big fat man slapping around a little boy.

    Like Tony Soprano ordering a hit on Peter Pan. Well done by the fat man.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    February 6, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    • “But I think that’s when Christie was slapping him around.”

      LOL. Christie is such a thug.


      February 6, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      • Should have written, “fat thug.”


        February 6, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      • Should have written, “fat thug.”

        His thugishness was put to good use. He deserves an extra Philly cheese steak for that night.,

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm

  3. Eminent Domain is a nice issue to beat up Trump. Especially if little old ladies could lose their homes to an evil casino magnate.


    February 6, 2016 at 9:14 pm

  4. Why do you just brush aside eminent domain as a “nerd” issue? Honestly, i don’t know how often it is abused versus utilized for legitimate projects, but it does seem to me like something that should be discussed. Especially with Trump as he has supposedly benefited from eminent domain on some of his projects.

    I’m not saying he was wrong for using it, but i do think it is fair that he has to answer for it and explain why it was ok in the way it was utilized.

    Sol R

    February 6, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    • ” I don’t understand why conservatives think eminent domain is some big issue.”

      Eminent domain is an NR type issue. Promoted because the Establishment wants the base to focus on irrelevant matters so they can screw the hell out of them on important stuff like immigration. I had a conservative friend (I’m also conservative) who ten years ago fought to have a clause put into the county charter prohibiting the use of eminent domain for private development projects. Guess how many times this had ever happened before adoption in that county? Zero times, like 99.9% of the jurisdictions in the US. If there are more than 200 people nation-wide who’ve had this happen to them (property taken for a private development project that wasn’t a utility) I’d be surprised.

      The conservative movement is becoming like the Catholic Church pre-Reformation. Obsessed by irrelevant minutiae while ignoring the big stuff.


      February 6, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    • Eminent domain created the Smoky Mountain National Park. No one questions it because (a) it’s such a beautiful part and (b) they bought out a bunch of hillbillies. (Dolly Parton’s people come from there.) What the hell difference did it make that the hillbillies moved their shacks a few miles? And they were compensated.


      February 6, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      • Because it’s wrong. It’s private individuals using the coercive power of government to compel American citizens, people who supposed to be free and have rights, to do something they don’t want to do. It’s government abetted robbery.

        Gothamette’s post is another demonstration of why women should never be allowed to vote.

        Robert the Wise

        February 7, 2016 at 1:24 am

    • 35+% of the population rents. of the remaining 65%, 99% live in suburban tract homes with less than an acre of land, nobody cares about some rich rancher losing a couple acres at above fair market value and nobody cares about some greedy old woman holding out for 10 times fair market value and jeopardizing jobs. Trump doesn’t lose on this.
      Jeb Bush doesn’t seem to understand that registering for the draft is because there could be a draft in the future.

      2 Minutes Alpha

      February 6, 2016 at 11:10 pm

  5. What is up with Rubio’s refrain “Obama is trying to change America”?


    February 6, 2016 at 9:24 pm

  6. Trump made a pretty good defense of eminent domain by using the Keystone Pipeline; that’s a private company that eminent domain will be used to provide the land to build the pipeline.

    Mike Street Station

    February 6, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    • Exactly!

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 6, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      • The establishment Repubs at PJ Media hated his answer on eminent domain. Said he lied.


        February 6, 2016 at 9:51 pm

  7. Yikes, Trump was right a lot of establishment fans in the crowd. Hopefully the boos and limp applause is ignored by the general voter.

    Cruz stole my health plan. Need to open up competition in the health care industry.


    February 6, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    • They are purposefully seeding the crowd to create the illusion that Trump is a loser. No Trump fans allowed.

      Very suspicious that cucks like Jeb get applause at these things but not Trump.


      February 7, 2016 at 2:12 am

  8. And what Trump said about eminent domain is what I have always thought about it. I don’t understand why conservatives think eminent domain is some big issue.

    You New Yorkers are conditioned to accept eminent domain already.

    But in flyover country the conservative landed classes and families are very influential, and a lot of them have vast holdings up to hundreds of thousands of acres. They don’t want to see government asserting any more land authority whether it’s limiting mineral or foresting rights, condemning an old urban building, seizing land to build a freeway or seizing a few acres to expand a park.

    Georgia, Texas and the Carolinas have been legislating to restrict eminent domain so much for the past 30 years that it hardly ever exists or happens. Another side effect that flyover conservatives like is that it makes public transportation harder and way more expensive to build.

    But for now Trump is probably ok to talk about it without losing flyover whites since it’s a non-issue for now.


    February 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    • “But in flyover country the conservative landed classes and families are very influential, and a lot of them have vast holdings up to hundreds of thousands of acres.”
      How’d they get those hundreds of thousands of acres? The gummint took it from the Injuns.


      February 6, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      • Sure Mother Jones, and “we are all illegal immigrants.”


        February 6, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      • Not me!


        February 6, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      • The gummint took it from the Injuns.

        Most all land was transferred with compensation, pace the apocryphal buying Manhattan island for 24 dollars. America is one of the few countries that recognizes aboriginal rights. We’re still bargaining and compensating tribes today.

        Most everyone agrees that eminent domain is justified if the land is going for a “higher use”, e.g. wilderness to agriculture; agriculture to urban. The push back is when they want to tear down someone’s house for a parking lot or strip mall; that doesn’t look like much of a higher use.


        February 7, 2016 at 7:28 am

      • Slum eradication by using eminent domain has been very successful.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 7, 2016 at 9:16 am

  9. I’ve worked in the commercial real estate industry for many years. Trump is right that eminent domain is a necessary part of running a country. Sometimes it is done in tandem with private developers but the property owners affected always get more than the fair market value of their land or buildings.


    February 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm

  10. Mary Katherine Ham’s husband was killed in a bicycle accident a few months back. I didn’t know she was a nationally known figure though. She sometimes sat in on a DC morningbAM radio station 8 yrs ago.
    Very kind whoever hooked her up with this tonight.

    Rubio was embarassing – repeated the soundbite three times! His hypernationalist dribble is hard to listen to.
    Too bad Cruz doesn’t have Rubio’s face.

    Did Jeb say he’d bomb missile tests in North Korea prior to launch? Off the chart crazy!


    February 6, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    • Why is it crazy? The Kims need to know there are limits to what the US will tolerate, and better action decided by the US, than letting things just happen to where the Kim family dynasty dictates the where and the when.

      Bruce Lee demonstrated with his famous one-inch punch that action always beat reaction. That the time it took for an opponent ready and looking already, to see what was happening, neurologically recognize it, and react was just too long to block him.

      I despise El Jebe!, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. Sooner or later there will be a nuclear fight with North Korea, against the US, South Korea, and Japan. That’s why Kim is building both the nukes and the missiles with Iran and with help from China. China too needs to know there are limits, and after eight years of Obama proving he hates America (too many Whites) even more than ISIS only unmistakable action will show that. That is what is wrong with appeasement — it just pushes the costs further down the road where they get higher and higher in terms of blood, bodies, and money.

      Heck dropping a few cruise missiles onto North Korean launch sites might make Iran sit up and take notice — and start behaving better in the Gulf. It is not as if North Korea has solid friends. China is their patron and protector but won’t start a war because the US reached its limits to the deals the North Koreans broke and the threats they made (against the West Coast specifically). Indeed you could argue past US weakness in the Pacific pretty much makes a policy of swatting the North Koreans a good move to prevent any arguments in the Chinese leadership that say, the US would just fold if they occupied Guam or sank a bunch of ships in Pearl Harbor.

      TL:DR version — after eight years of Obama, with sixteen years of Bush and Clinton, it is imperative that every possible adversary know the US does indeed have limits and teeth. Weakness invites attack.


      February 7, 2016 at 1:08 am

    • MK Ham is attractive but the teeth are very aggressive in appearance. Just wiki’d for background, her dead spouse teamed up with homo Filipino Vargas for open borders on book deal. I’m sure she’s 100% Cruz or Rubio. Same old same old.


      February 7, 2016 at 1:18 am

    • You hear that Lion? She is 35 AND available.

      Also, Christie is known in NJ as a Mets fan, it wasn’t a revelation.


      February 7, 2016 at 12:02 pm

  11. This debate should check whatever momentum Rubio had.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    February 6, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    • I don’t think Rubio helped himself, but I think establishment types have already decided on him. After all, they did declare him the winner after coming in 3rd in Iowa.

      Mike Street Station

      February 6, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    • After all, they did declare him the winner after coming in 3rd in Iowa.

      They can spin for him only up to a point.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 7, 2016 at 6:32 pm

  12. I don’t support Jeb, but he had some well researched answers tonight. You can tell he was well prepared. He didn’t answer Trump correctly when he said the Keystone Pipeline was a public project, however.


    February 7, 2016 at 4:02 am

  13. The eminent domain stuff is built off the famous Kelo v. New London case. The issue here was that the Supreme Court approved of using eminent domain to give land from one private owner to another. The ostensible public use was for greater tax revenue. So, a developer could use eminent domain to destroy single-family homes to build a casino.

    To the credit of many states, the Kelo decision has been heavily limited. I even read that Illinois itself had limited this new form of eminent domain: any property that is seized by eminent domain must be kept as parkland for 5-10 years.

    It is a bug deal…though not as big a deal as immigration.


    February 7, 2016 at 11:26 pm

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