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Will Rubio be demolished tonight?

I’ve already explained that everyone will be gunning for him. I think there’s a strong possibility that he could be totally destroyed in tonight’s debate. Rubio just isn’t that smart, and he relies on memorized sound bites and anecdotes to get him through debates and interviews. If he gets thrown into a position where he can’t fall back on his sound bites, we may see a complete collapse.

And who will benefit if that happens? We may be surprised to see John Kasich win second place in New Hampshire. Well some people will be surprised, but I won’t because I’m predicting the possibility.

Why do I think Kasich and not Bush or Christie will benefit from Rubio’s collapse? Because everyone who is not a Republican insider doesn’t want another president Bush, and because Jeb’s humiliating collapse in the polls from the front-runner to a guy who got 3% in Iowa makes him look like a loser. No one wants to vote for a loser.

Not Christie because Christie appeals to proles, and Trump has won the hearts and minds of the proles.

Kasich, on the other hand, has been positioning himself as the only adult in a room full of children. Whereas Bush’s low showing in the polls brands him a loser, Kasich’s equivalent showing makes him a winner because a few months ago he was this nobody that no one even considered as having a realistic chance of winning a single primary anywhere. Arnold Schwarzenegger says that Kasich is as unstoppable as a Terminator.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 6, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. Rubio is the best debater on the stage. He’s great at saying a lot while saying nothing. Reminds me a bit of a male version of Carly, no substance, but sounds smart. Also very likable and charismatic. Able to convey that he is “one of us” even though we all know he is actually a Hispanic Supremacist at heart.

    article from DKos about Obama deporting last years urchins from Central America:

    The article is what you’d expect, but there is some push back in the comments.

    Even though white liberals hate Trump and would never vote for him in a million years, Trump’s anti immigrant rhetoric has emboldened some white liberals to speak out against open borders.

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm

  2. Rubio is busy memorizing soundbites to any questions or attacks he may get in the debate. The other candidates are thinking of questions and attacks that can throw Rubio off-balance and reveal how dumb he is. Except Trump…he’s going to ad lib at a rally and then take a nap.


    February 6, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    • Well better Bernie as president than Shrillary.

      But I think the GOPe will rally around Trump rather than let a “socialist” become president. (Not that Bernie is any more socialist than Obama, he is just too stupid to call himself by some euphemism.)

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm

  3. Hopefully Rubio will be demolished so thoroughly that he never dreams of running for office again.


    February 6, 2016 at 5:23 pm

  4. Bernie is waaaaayyyyyy more socialist than Obama.

    The Progressive movement is essentially two separate movements these days. The main faction is fairly right wing on economics. They like to spend money but are otherwise basically “free” trade, low-tax, crony capitalists who love Wall Street and the banks. Basically on economics they are Republicans except not retarded, and the same goes for their foreign policy views. What motivates this group is not economics but SJW topics like BLM, open borders, Islamophobia, Feminism, LBGT and Climate Change. Basically all the powerful Democrats are part of this group, as are most Democratic media like DailyKos and Salon, certainly MSNBC.

    The other group, currently led by Bernie Sanders, are economic populists. They are mostly down with the SJW stuff, but they consider “economic justice” to be issue number 1 or at least extremely important. This group is really into regulating Wall Street, taxing the rich, single payer healthcare and seeing higher wages. They are also anti war and some of them are even skeptics of open borders. Basically these people are throwbacks to liberals of the 70s and 80s before the Democrats became an anti white hate movement.

    I don’t know if Sanders would beat Trump or not but it is moot because the Democrats will never let Sanders get the nomination. The Democrat establishment are not powerless losers like the GOPe are.

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 6, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    • It’s a bit more complicated. Both groups agree that we should tax the rich more and that white males oppress others. They differ over which thing is more important.

      SJWs aren’t fond of Wall Street, but they’ll overlook Hillary’s getting into bed with them to get a woman into office.
      The Bernie Warriors do believe in racism, sexism, etc., but see it as secondary to economic justice, so if you level the economic structure blacks, Hispanics, etc. will have more.

      There are also a lot of center-left types who think Hillary’s more electable.


      February 6, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      • Read Yglesias, Nate Silver, Greg Sargent, Jonathan Chait or pretty much any other serious leftist opinion writer. They are all in on crony capitalism, low taxes, and psuedo free trade. They are okay with US intervention abroad and sometimes outright supportive of it. They were totally in the tank for TPP and the bailouts. Pelosi and Schumer, both considered pretty left wing, were likewise all about TPP and TARP.

        And the most important issue to this group: Open borders. They are obsessed with it to a point of religious fanaticism. Germany is exhibit A but make no mistake, Pelosi and Obama are every bit as committed to open borders as is Merkel, although probably neither are quite that stupid/insane/self destructive.

        Otis the Sweaty

        February 6, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      • The other group, currently led by Bernie Sanders, are economic populists. They are mostly down with the SJW stuff, but they consider “economic justice” to be issue number 1 or at least extremely important.

        On a practical level, Bernie would just turn into the Egyptian army – continually falling back (farther and farther left) at each juncture, and giving in to every demand that has a sob story attached to it. The poor guy has been fine for Vermont, but needs to stay there.

        In private conversation a few of my SWPL friends have told me “well, I just think the Bernie wants to look out for the poor”. Then it’s a bunch of blah, blah stuff about “income inequality”.

        When I’m able to show them that for a long time Bernie actually showed strident opposition to further low-skill immigration because it cuts wages for the working class, every single one looked at me in surprise and disbelief. His supposedly “high-information” supporters know about as little about Bernie’s history and platform as Bernie knows about basic economics.

        Most SWPL’s don’t even understand his history of having an affinity for the gun rights of rural hunters, and that he’s made statements saying that gun ownership policy in Vermont and Baltimore don’t have to match. Not that it matters, though.

        And it’s easy to look like a champion of minorities when you come from Vermont, because you’ve never developed a track record of having to finally put your foot down and so “NO” to them on something – ask the lifelong liberal Rahm Emmanuel how that’s working for him right about now.

        Anyway, Bernie is going to get absolutely clowned by the BLM crowd, to the blackophile left he’ll just come off as bumbling and out-of-touch and to the middle and right he will further cement his reputation as a pushover.


        February 6, 2016 at 9:08 pm

  5. Kasich may come in 2nd in NH but it won’t matter since few other states will go his way. Trump has the advantage in liberal states like MA and Kasich is hated in conservative states. Coming in second in purple states isn’t going to get him very far.


    February 6, 2016 at 6:17 pm

  6. The argument I personally find the most convincing that Kasich won’t win is that I think he’d make a good President. Nobody I’ve liked has gotten elected in the past 20 years.

    Seriously: he’s way too moderate to win over a Republican primary crowd. Guys like that only have a chance when the base is united against a strong opponent and just wants to win (remember Mitt Romney?) But now they’re revved up by Trump and Cruz and looking at the Dems feeling the Bern.


    February 6, 2016 at 6:45 pm

  7. Why exactly is Kaisich running?

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 6, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    • Because he thinks he’s the only adult in a room full of children.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 6, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      • He is, or at least was until Trump showed up. But why does he think he could possibly win the nomination? He is hated by Republicans in every state except for IA and NH.

        Otis the Sweaty

        February 7, 2016 at 8:56 am

  8. Here’s a great bill: Trump & Kasich. Makes Trump competitive in OH. Although, it’s hard to see them coming together…

    Will it be Hillary & Bernie? That would be unstoppable…


    February 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm

  9. Yes, it’s going to be Hilary and Bernie for the Democrats. The writing is on the wall.


    February 6, 2016 at 9:09 pm

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