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Lion correctly predicted that Christie would drop out

Before the NH results I wrote:

Christie: His good debate performance hurt Rubio more than it helped himself. He will drop out on Wednesday.

Today it’s reported by ABC News that he’s planning to suspend his campaign and “a statement announcing the suspension could come as soon as early this afternoon, according to a source briefed on Christie’s plans” (although as of 3:13 PM it hasn’t been officially announced).

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Carly Fiorina also has announced that she’s suspending her campaign. I’m not surprised, but also would not have been surprised if she stayed in because I never understood what motivated her campaign in the first place.

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And Christie officially ended his campaign at 4 PM.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 10, 2016 at 3:13 pm

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  1. I wouldn’t put it past Trump to make a deal with Christie, use Christie as an attack dog and promise him something afterwards, maybe VP, secretary of state?

    Christie has the benefit of hogging the more liberal republican votes

    Zack

    February 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    • For pure comic value, The Donald should make Christie his first Supreme Court pick, particularly if he’s replacing a woman.

      Interesting point I just thought of: Trump may be the ONLY candidate who isn’t going to look at the Court as having “the Hispanic woman’s seat,” “the old Jewish communists seat,” “the ugly dyke seat,” “the black guy’s seat” and so on. Has he ever been asked about the Court? It would be amazing if he said “I think we need a white Protestant next on the court, because the founding American class no longer has any representation.”

      peterike

      February 10, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      • Trump wouldn’t say that.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 10, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      • “the old Jewish communists seat,”

        Because the WASP communists like Souter and JP Stevens were so much better.

        Now, Lion, if Ivanka were moderating this blog, don’t you think she would have banned this antisemitic jerkoff ‘peterike’ by now? Trump’s probable secretary of treasury, Carl Icahn, certainly would if he were in your position.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 10, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      • There are too many commenters here have deluded themselves with the thought Trump will be antisemitic. If that’s their sentiment, then they should be banned from the blog since it demonstrates incurable stupidity (Ivanka is a JAP and daddy’s grandkids are mischlings) and that their stupidity ought to be taken somewhere else.

        Peterike should definitely be thrown off.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 11, 2016 at 12:28 am

      • Well, this blog is taking an interesting direction.

        Glengarry

        February 11, 2016 at 5:02 am

      • I don’t esp. mind “Jewish communist” since so much of my family were….Jewish communists, LOL. They were mostly nice people however — and saw reason at some point in their lives. It’s a dig but I can brush it aside b/coz there is a grain of truth in it.

        What disturbs me is the WN obsession with Jews as being evil money manipulators (I wish, I’d be richer), and associating all Jews with open borders when some Jewish loudmouths says stupid things. Or blaming Jews for part-Jewish nutcases like Tim Wise. His father’s a Jew, so to them, he’s a Jew. Paul Newman on the other hand, not a Jew. They pick and choose. Although, some are true to their rabid obsessive hatred. I once saw on Twitter some guy chastise another WN for liking Paul Newman.

        Not gonna link to this a-hole, but on the front page of a very well known men’s rights advocate, he quotes a commenter on Rubio:

        “Very interesting Rubio photo, Corey. How many of the diseases of modernism can we see in just this one photo? He has fag-face and at the same time he has the face of a scheming jew. And who dresses like that?”

        That’s what I mean about Jew-hatred being the animating passion of the alt-right. It’s an interesting psychological issue. I think that envy is at the heart of it. They don’t envy blacks at all. They envy Jews.

        gothamette

        February 11, 2016 at 7:53 am

      • It would be amazing if he said “I think we need a white Protestant next on the court, because the founding American class no longer has any representation.”

        @TUJ,

        It would not be “anti-semitic” for Trump to say this. (Of course, he is not going to say this.)

        Tarl

        February 11, 2016 at 9:17 am

      • “Because the WASP communists like Souter and JP Stevens were so much better.”

        No, they weren’t, but you miss the point. The point being that once a designated minority (invariably a person of privilege, but whatever) gets a seat on the Supreme Court, it becomes “the X seat.” You watch — when Ginsberg retires, she will be replaced by another Jew, whether Liberal or Conservative. The Sotomayor seat will now forever be a Hispanic seat. The Sandra Day O’Connor seat became the eternal female seat. And so on and so forth. The ratchet only goes one way. Of course, the white male seat can happily go to an Arab, an Asian, etc. and probably will if Hillary gets in.

        “Now, Lion, if Ivanka were moderating this blog, don’t you think she would have banned this antisemitic jerkoff ‘peterike’ by now? Trump’s probable secretary of treasury, Carl Icahn, certainly would if he were in your position.”

        Oh I suppose I AM an antisemitic jerkoff, at least by your standards. But I do try to keep it more or less under wraps here to respect the host. Not like I am on other blogs, I’ll admit. And Lion has every right to ban me if he wants — it’s his hotdog stand.

        peterike

        February 11, 2016 at 9:35 am

      • I’m allowing this comment, but no more talk about “the Jews” on posts that have nothing to do with Jews (like a post about Christie dropping out of the race). I will be more vigilant in deleting them.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 11, 2016 at 9:49 am

      • The point being that once a designated minority (invariably a person of privilege, but whatever) gets a seat on the Supreme Court, it becomes “the X seat.” You watch — when Ginsberg retires, she will be replaced by another Jew,

        Almost no Jew says a SCOTUS seat is ”Jewish’, you would know this if you were paying attention to Supreme Court nominations.

        Almost nobody said Kagan’s seat was Jewish when Obama was looking to fill the SCOTUS vacancy he ultimately gave to her. The runner up was a liberal Presbyterian, Diane Wood, who many libs, like those on DailyKos, prefferred over Kagan because the WASP Presbyterian was considered more radical than Kagan.

        And if you consider Jews a ‘racial minority’ even though antisemites often confuse gentile whites like Geithner as Jews, instead of just white, why do you always demand Jews be more racially pro-white than white elites?

        Antisemites like Buchanan and Brimelow ran immigration restriction into the ground in large part by pursuing a pointless racial vendetta against Jews for fundraising with their white trash readership, but you expect Jews to save the movement the paleocons screwed up and which Trump saved by, like Geert Wilders, tossing the Nazi revisionist baggage overboard, even though the former two went out of their way to exclude Jews from the rest of the white population.

        If Jews are a racial minority, they aren’t obligated to save white civilization, if they are white then stop considering them different from the rest of the gentile white population.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 12, 2016 at 1:17 am

      • Or blaming Jews for part-Jewish nutcases like Tim Wise. His father’s a Jew, so to them, he’s a Jew.

        Wise is a quarter Jewish.

        As for the alt-right, the alt-right as I’ve mentioned before has been overrun with idiots. It was much better a few years ago when ex-libertarians, now it’s just alt-spergers.

        They have demonstrated that Aspergers and low-IQ accompanied by mental retardation do go together, so at least they’ve accomplished something.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 12, 2016 at 1:30 am

      • and associating all Jews with open borders when some Jewish loudmouths says stupid things.

        I suspect many of them simply don’t know anything about Northeastern whites in general. When they aren’t raving about Jews they think Italians are a racial minority (Italians look European), and WASPs are antisemitic conservatives (they were last conservative during the Coolidge era, and are heavily intermarried with Northeastern Jews). WASP progressives were Communist well before Great Wave Jewish immigrants had entered the elite:

        https://archive.org/stream/UptonSinclairOnTheSovietUnion/Upton-on-sovietUnion_djvu.txt

        You speak of the “obscene show trials.” I have
        searched your letter for any hint of the possibility
        that some men may actually have been guilty of
        waging war against the present Stalin regime inside
        Russia. I searched also in vain for any hint as to
        what Hitler and Araki, to say nothing of the militar-
        ists of Britain, Poland, Rumania, etc., may have been
        doing, or trying to do, inside the Soviet Union. To

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        me it seems the most elementary of political and
        military inevitabilities that secret war should be going
        on against the Soviet Union, and that reactionary
        intriguers provided with unlimited funds should be
        making whatever use they can of revolutionary ex-
        tremism inside that country.

        Arguments have a way of centering about personali-
        ties, and the question has become whether Trotsky
        accepted help from Hitler. I do not know anything
        about that, and I am not especially interested in it,
        because Trotsky does not loom that much in my
        mind. But I know that when unlimited funds are
        available, and when subtle and highly trained agents
        are working inside a political movement to use it,
        they can find plenty of ways of passing out money
        while keeping secret the sources from which the
        money has come. I know just as’ well that there are
        German and Japanese agents in Russia today posing
        as being ultra-left-wingers, as I know that there are
        spies of Ford and Weir and Girdler in the American
        labor movement, posing as being Communists and
        doing everything they can to lead the movement into
        violence and disorder so that it may be discredited.

        I know this must be so; and then one day in the
        Saturday Evening Post I came upon the articles of
        Mr. Littlepage, an American engineer, who is with-
        out any trace of radicalism, or even of understanding
        radicalism, and he tells how during his ten years of
        service in the mining industry of the Soviet Union he
        witnessed the wholesale sabotage and speculated as

        *3

        to its causes. He tells about one of the high-up offi-
        cials whose acts of sabotage in the purchase of ma-
        chinery he witnessed in Berlin; and it so happens that
        this individual was one of the men who confessed to
        those very same acts in the public proceedings which
        you describe as “obscene show trials.”

        I have been very curious to know what would be
        the effect of the Littlepage revelations upon my
        American Socialist friends who have made up their
        minds that the Russian trials were all frameups. ]
        shall be interested in your comments upon them.

        I have written you a long letter— longer than your
        letter to me. The subject is the most important one
        of our time. It is true, as you say, that my heart is
        “in the right place.” I want to know the truth and
        to tell it as well as I can. It is also true that I have
        been studying the problem of Russia as earnestly as
        I know how for twenty years. There have been few
        days during that period that I have not sought some
        new facts and pondered them. I have had many a
        heartache over the things which have happened in
        Russia— so different from what I hoped for. I watched
        Gorky all through this period, and I know how he
        suffered and how more than once he wavered. But
        in the end he made up his mind that the Soviet
        regime was the best hope for the workers of Russia,
        and that is my conclusion today
        . I do not think it
        is going to change so long as Mussolini, Hitler, Franco
        and Araki continue to menace the world with a return
        to the middle ages, and so long as the Soviet Union

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 12, 2016 at 1:39 am

  2. Is Trump going to break 40 percent in SC? The stupid Christians still want to steal the nomination from us so they can have more black babies but I’m hoping that SC Christians aren’t quite as stupid as IA Christians.

    I cannot get over how stupid the people of Iowa are. Dumbest people in the country. The Republicans in New Hampshire may be cucks, but at least they aren’t total morons.

    It would be nice if Bush drops out after Florida so we could start seeing Cruz come in 3rd place. I’m so fucking sick of Cruz’s idiot “TruCon” supporters.

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 10, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    • Is Trump going to break 40 percent in SC?

      Probably. South Carolina Republicans are Jacksonians who are much more inclined to approve of Trump’s nationalist stances on immigration and foreign policy than Iowa Evangelicals.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 10, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    • And the rest of the South should break for Trump on Super Tuesday for the same reasons SC probably will.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 10, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      • I have mixed feelings about Trump but seeing Trump win on Super Tuesday, and Bernie lose because blacks throw their support to the sea hag will be a delight to watch.

        gothamette

        February 11, 2016 at 7:55 am

    • the Trump candidacy is yet another exercise in trading the Base, who actually turn out and vote, for independents who may or may not actually show up. Thats a bad trade.

      Lion of the Turambar

      February 11, 2016 at 8:28 am

      • The base is a bunch of idiots whose “muh constitution” agenda is irrelevant in the 21st century. Fuck the base. Let them vote for Hillary.

        Otis the Sweaty

        February 11, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      • genius plan

        you wont be winning any elections without a base that actually votes.

        Lion of the Turambar

        February 11, 2016 at 1:54 pm

  3. I read that he denies dropping out.

    IHTG

    February 10, 2016 at 3:41 pm

  4. Your predictions have been really good. It also seems like you’re predicting the stuff you want to have happen so you must be doubly pleased.

    Lloyd Llewellyn

    February 10, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    • Not to inflate Lion’s ego, but I agree that his predictions have been quite prescient.

      Lion was the first to *confidently* predict that Trump would win the nomination … unlike the Dilbert guy, who believes he is a wizard, and who has been hedging his bets with conspiracy theories involving rigged elections.

      Today Nate Silver, who in the past two presidential elections has accurately predicted the winners of 99/100 (!) states, came out and said Trump is officially the front-runner. He’s been notably bearish on Trump’s chances of winning the nomination, but seems to be coming around.

      Maybe he’s been reading Lion’s blog?

      martinslag

      February 10, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      • Trump is obviously a serious contender, but it is way too early to say that he has the nomination wrapped up.

        Maryk

        February 10, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      • Scott Adams is a jerk. He predicted that Rubio would overperform in NH, admitted that he had been “totally wrong,” and then proceeded to explain how, in being totally wrong, he was totally right. I hate people like that. Just say you were wrong and move on.

        I was wrong about Kasich winning NH. I got a correct intuition that he would do well, and he did. Then I went nuts, OK? I was wrong, end of story. I wasn’t right by being wrong. I was wrong.

        BTW, except for Ohio I don’t think Kasich will do well in the future. He bet the house on NH and now the media are fawning on him in totally disgusting fashion, the only adult in the room, and blah blah. This gets old really fast, and I’m already tired of him. It’s obvious the media are desperate for a rival to Trump, so it’s Kasich. This will backfire. He’s already over.

        gothamette

        February 11, 2016 at 7:59 am

      • Well he made a wrong turn with his Huckabee prediction

        Mike Street Station

        February 11, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      • The prediction made sense to me at the time I made it.

        In retrospect, my mistake was in not realizing that Iowans never vote for the same guy twice, even when it makes no sense. Iowans voted for Bush in 1980, but then they voted for Dole in 1988 when Bush was the much stronger national candidate.

        Voting for Dole again in 1996 was the exception that proves the rule.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 11, 2016 at 7:08 pm

  5. Christie slapping around Rubio makes up for his Obama hug.

    fakeemail

    February 10, 2016 at 4:05 pm

  6. Are you sure that wasn’t a planted story from the cruz campaign?

    biff

    February 10, 2016 at 4:08 pm

  7. ” in because I never understood what motivated her campaign in the first place.”

    Lion, I explained that Carly was a plant from GOPe, what they are calling a “splitter” – someone whose candidacy was designed to split the vote so that Jeb could win. She was supposed to be the Republican answer to Hillary, and get middle-aged female votes. Her PAC money all came from the Romney camp. This didn’t cost her a dime. Why not run? What else has she got to do? She’s not working.

    gothamette

    February 10, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    • Lion, I explained that Carly was a plant from GOPe, what they are calling a “splitter” – someone whose candidacy was designed to split the vote so that Jeb could win.

      The establishment candidates are probably done. Kasich won’t get place second in any remaining primary state, Bush gained momentum in New Hampshire when it was far too late and even then he only came in fourth, and Rubio’s campaign was mortally wounded by Christie and his subsequent poor showing.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 10, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      • Yeah, we’re already talking about VP and cabinet picks for Trump. Next, he starts building coalitions with senators etc.

        bomag

        February 11, 2016 at 6:21 am

      • “Bush gained momentum in New Hampshire when it was far too late ”

        He spent 30X per vote than Trump, and did not win one area. He’s pathetic, has no appeal. Kasich won a few areas.

        http://www.decisiondeskhq.com/

        NH is a great diagnostic as to how candidates do among white people. Jeb will be forgotten soon enough.

        gothamette

        February 11, 2016 at 8:03 am

      • Bush gained momentum in New Hampshire

        Coming in FOURTH represents “momentum” now?

        Tarl

        February 11, 2016 at 9:19 am

      • Compared to Rubio who came in fifth.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 11, 2016 at 9:21 am

      • Rubio losing momentum does not mean Bush gaining momentum. He’s still down in the toilet where he belongs.

        Tarl

        February 11, 2016 at 9:26 am

      • It’s about having enough momentum to win third place. I’m not saying he’s going to win the nomination, or even catch up to second-place Ted Cruz.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 11, 2016 at 9:32 am

      • Coming in FOURTH represents “momentum” now?

        Bush was worse than fourth before Christie body-slammed Rubio. Some of the disaffected Rubio vote went to Bush in the last days, though still not nearly enough to save the latter’s campaign.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 12, 2016 at 1:53 am

  8. OT, lion did you see this trump story? a black thug tweets out that he wants to beat up a white girl because of the trump sticker on her laptop, and he gets 19,000 retweets.

    “St. John’s University student threatens to smash woman’s laptop featuring Donald Trump sticker if photo gets 7K retweets, then reportedly punches her”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/student-threatens-smash-woman-laptop-trump-sticker-article-1.2527304

    rivelino

    February 10, 2016 at 5:15 pm

  9. Christie should totally man up and endorse The Donald. Couple of New York/Jersey boys, a good fit. Christie endorsing any of the other schlubs will seem very fake. We’ll see how GOPe that fat bastid really is.

    peterike

    February 10, 2016 at 5:18 pm

  10. more on the black thug, his name is clifford durant:

    “Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter”
    http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/2016/02/clifford-durand-and-violence-against-women-allowed-on-twitter.html

    rivelino

    February 10, 2016 at 5:22 pm

  11. Christie would be very poor choice for V.P. There is enough Tristate attitude in Trump for one ticket. This would be my dream cabinet:

    President: Donald Trump
    Vice President: Meg Whitman
    Press Secretary: Anne Coulter
    Secretary of State: Patrick J. Buchanan
    Secretary of the Interior: Peter Brimelow
    Secretary of Defense: William S. Lind
    Attorney General: Chris Christie
    Secretary of Commerce: Jack Welch
    Secretary of Treasury: Ron Paul
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Jared Taylor

    B.T.D.T.

    February 10, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    • I don’t see Trump appointing people like Peter Brimelow, Pat Buchanan, and Jared Taylor. I see him appointing people like George Pataki and the kind of people he socialized with in New York City. His Reaganite prole supporters will be treated like peasants to be ignored. They will get whatever meager crumbs a President Trump decides to throw their way.

      Maryk

      February 10, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    • Haha, I love imagining this.

      I wonder how we could place Paul Gottfried in there.

      AnonymousCoward

      February 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      • Yes definitely an advisor of some sort.

        B.T.D.T.

        February 11, 2016 at 6:16 am

    • I don’t see Trump appointing people like Peter Brimelow, Pat Buchanan, and Jared Taylor.

      Pappa bear’s Jewish American Princess has veto power. That means Brimelow, Buchanan, and any other paleoconservative, is out even assuming Trump would consider them.

      But they chose to burn bridges years ago so they can’t complain about being on the outside.

      Taylor doesn’t have an weird obsession with Jews like the others, but he would be too controversial.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 10, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      • Isn’t Trump alpha though, not beta? If he’s alpha, he wouldn’t let anyone have veto power.

        Tom

        February 10, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      • If he’s alpha, he wouldn’t let anyone have veto power.

        If you knew any ‘Alpha’ business executives you would know they usually have a trusted circle of family members and business partners whom they consult for advice on important matters. How many promotions have senior executives denied because one of their close cronies started a whisper campaign against a worthy candidate?

        In a disagreement between Ivanka and Buchanan, or one of his apologists, Ivanka’s word is much more valued than any Buchananite could be. Ivanka might in fact be the most valued member of his circle. At a minimum pissing her off would be a sure fire way to put one’s relationship with a Trump adminstration in very, very, great danger.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 11, 2016 at 12:38 am

      • They chose to burn bridges by standing on principle instead of going along to get along.

        B.T.D.T.

        February 11, 2016 at 6:18 am

      • His wife isn’t going to decide (or veto) jack shit. His cabinet picks, just like those of every other president, will be determined on the basis of “to whom do I owe political favors, and whom do I have to buy off in order to succeed?”

        Tarl

        February 11, 2016 at 9:22 am

      • If Trump is easily manipulated and swayed by his cronies, then he wouldn’t be alpha. He’d be beta at that point.

        Trump is running on a Buchananite platform, so either Trump values the Buchananite platform more highly than Ivanka’s views, or Ivanka approves of the Buchananite platform.

        Tom

        February 11, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      • Trump is culturally Jewish, if anti-Semites expect him to endorse they’re anti-Semitic platform they are even stupider than I thought.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      • The Buchananite platform isn’t anti-Semitic though.

        Tom

        February 11, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      • Buchanan was obsessed with Israel and also weirdly obsessed with downplaying the Holocaust.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 11, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      • If Trump is easily manipulated and swayed by his cronies, then he wouldn’t be alpha. He’d be beta at that point.

        Trump is running on a Buchananite platform,

        It is not Alpha for an elite corporate exec like Trump to be swayed by two nobody hacks like Buchanan and Brimelow instead of his own daughter.

        And since when do Alpha executives not allow allow nepotistic advice? Actual Alpha corporatists let their own families sway their hiring decisions all the time.

        As for his platform, Trump’s platform is pro-Israel and anti-Muslim. Buchanan’s was pro-Islam and anti-Israel; Buchanan was the only ”nationalist” movement in the West to be pro-Islam. And that’s part of the reason it was the least successful. Every other nationalist in Western Europe is anti-Islam, distanced themselves from Hitler’s legacy, and was at least neutral towards Israel. Only Buchanan thought Americans should be allies of Islamic terrorism and this a major part of the reason immigration restriction was totally ineffective until Trump ran on a Geert Wilders-like platform.

        Trump saved immigration from Buchanan’s incompetence.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 12, 2016 at 1:25 am

      • They chose to burn bridges by standing on principle instead of going along to get along.

        Their principles were Palestinian instead of American. I don’t recall Marine Le Pen (or over Jean Marie Le Pen) or other succesful Nationalist making excuses for Islam.

        I suppose if Ivanka is nice she can mention Buchanan and Brimelow were ‘men of principle’ in their termination letters instead of two failures who hijacked American interests and ran immigration restriction into the ground in favor of their Islamophile aplogetics and antisemitic fundraisers though.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 12, 2016 at 1:43 am

      • if anti-Semites expect him to endorse they’re anti-Semitic platform they are even stupider than I thought.

        If you would read their comments, they all think Trump will be an anti-semite in office. I have no idea why they think that when Trump is pro-Israel, has a Jewish daughter and Jewish grandchildren, and has numerous Jewish employees and advisors. But as I said before the alt-right has become altspergers.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 12, 2016 at 2:07 am

      • And Grand Marshal of the Israel parade, and brother was in a Jewish fraternity.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 12, 2016 at 9:09 am

      • The fact that Trump’s daughter married a Jewish guy tells us little about his views on Jews. Lots of dads are not thrilled about who their kids marry but accept it because they love their kids. Also, Trump is a smart business man in New York so you don’t know how much of his pro-Israel rhetoric is real & how much is pandering

        But whether Trump likes or dislikes Jews is not the point. The very act of limiting non-white immigration is seen by white nationalists as diminishing Jewish power so they support him for that reason alone

        pumpkinperson

        February 12, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      • The fact that Trump’s daughter married a Jewish guy tells us little about his views on Jews.

        His grandchildren are praciticing Jews. Usually grandparents love grandkids.

        You, as a regular reader of this blog, should have read enough to know value transfering alpha execs are famous for playing favorites with relatives. If they regularly hired based on merit and ignored the advice of relatives, they would be too ‘aspy to have gotten to the top in the first place.

        Rest assured that if Ivanka feels negatively enough about a member of the administration, all she has to do to put their position in grave jeopardy (at minimum) is daddy. And there are few things that could risk pissing her off as much as someone racially hostile to religion, children, and husband.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 12, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    • Haha, I love imagining this.

      It will remain in your antisemitic imagination because I doubt they pass the first round of interviews with Ivanka.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 10, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      • Where do you get this idea that Ivanka vets Trump’s decisions? They are very close, and he adores her, but I think he (a) makes his own decisions (b) with the input of all the Jewish guys Lion listed some weeks ago and (c) with #1 son. She advises him on matters of style, but not substance.

        gothamette

        February 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      • Where do you get this idea that Ivanka vets Trump’s decisions?

        She’s supposedly very involved in the campaign. While she might not be vetting everything, she will probably lean in on her dad if she’s not pleased with a direction the campaign takes. And succesful businessmen do allow nepotistic opinions from favored family members to sway their decisions. At a minimum any antisemite in Trump’s administration, if they were hired in the first place, would be on very thin ice.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 12, 2016 at 1:49 am

    • I see him appointing people like George Pataki and the kind of people he socialized with in New York City.

      Trump previously said Carl Icahn is his first choice to head Treasury. I wouldn’t be surprised if Larry Kudlow winds up with in an economic position in a Trump administration.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 10, 2016 at 11:20 pm

      • I don’t think that any of those media creations would be part of his admin, although it would be funny to see Mark Cuban as Secretary of Sports, Education and Welfare.

        gothamette

        February 11, 2016 at 8:16 am

      • ” I wouldn’t be surprised if Larry Kudlow winds up with in an economic position in a Trump administration.”

        Kudlow is a 100% free market/free trade guy, while Trump is talking about tariffs and protectionism. It doesn’t seem like the two are compatible.

        Lewis Medlock

        February 11, 2016 at 10:47 am

      • @Lewis, they are not, but Kudlow endorsed Trump about a month ago. I could see him do a strategic pivot for a plum job.

        That said, I don’t think Trump would appoint Kudlow to anything. I think the two are chalk and cheese on a personal level. Anyway, there’s a long time to go.

        gothamette

        February 11, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      • Kudlow is a 100% free market/free trade guy, while Trump is talking about tariffs and protectionism. It doesn’t seem like the two are compatible.

        Kudlow agrees with Trump on taxes. If Trump doesn’t engage in any free trade deals for a while, Kudlow might still be interested in an administration post. Larry does have political experience from the Reagan years.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 12, 2016 at 2:00 am

  12. At least Luca Brasi hurt Rubio.

    Dave

    February 10, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    • That was a little cruel to Christie, but the fat POS deserved it. I hate seeing anyone bullied.

      Maryk

      February 10, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      • Ann Coulter’s right, as is usually the case, Christie did the nation a great service by exposing the dangerous Rubio the way he did. Altered the course of the race, and therefore, American history for the better. Give Christie a Medal of Freedom.

        Andrew E.

        February 10, 2016 at 10:35 pm

  13. I just saw this by Ezra Klein, I think he’s really on to something here

    Trump’s other gift — the one that gets less attention but is perhaps more important — is his complete lack of shame. It’s easy to underestimate how important shame is in American politics. But shame is our most powerful restraint on politicians who would find success through demagoguery. Most people feel shame when they’re exposed as liars, when they’re seen as uninformed, when their behavior is thought cruel, when respected figures in their party condemn their actions, when experts dismiss their proposals, when they are mocked and booed and protested.

    Trump doesn’t. He has the reality television star’s ability to operate entirely without shame, and that permits him to operate entirely without restraint. It is the single scariest facet of his personality. It is the one that allows him to go where others won’t, to say what others can’t, to do what others wouldn’t.

    http://www.vox.com/2016/2/10/10956978/donald-trump-terrifying

    Hepp

    February 10, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    • Yawn. By all accounts Trump cares very much about those whom he knows personally and has spent time with face to face. Does he care about long distance broadsides launched across airwaves from people he’s never met and doesn’t know personally? Not at all. Why should he?

      Andrew E.

      February 10, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    • American culture has really sunk low when a complete lack of shame is referred to as “a gift.” I guess we’ve found Trump’s perfect running mate – not Sarah Palin, but Bristol. To complement Trump’s “The Art of the Deal,” Bristol will “write” her own book – “The Art of the Grift – how to milk tons of cash from men and your mommy through unwed motherhood.”

      Maryk

      February 10, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      • Yeah, if you buy the spin of Ezra Klein, that is.

        Glengarry

        February 11, 2016 at 5:31 am

      • I have a lot of reservations about Trump’s vulgarity. Then I say to myself that I have a choice. I can be vulgar, and alive, or polite, and dead.

        gothamette

        February 11, 2016 at 8:20 am

      • It is indeed a gift to be impervious to the barrage of evil Leftist lies that cow most public figures into submission.

        Tarl

        February 11, 2016 at 9:24 am

      • Vulgarity in the defense of liberty is no vice.

        peterike

        February 11, 2016 at 9:39 am

      • You SoCons have ran the show for almost 40 years now and all we’ve gotten was open borders and more PC. Vulgarity is the only way for us to fight the left and we are done with your bullshit way of trying to fight and your obsessive desire to increase America’s black population by 10s of millions.

        Otis the Sweaty

        February 11, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    • It’s not scary, it just means Dems no longer have a monopoly on the species.

      Cal Worthinton

      February 11, 2016 at 12:11 am

    • Trump doesn’t allow himself to be shamed by the shit media for whatever the shit media pretends is important, which some (like Ezra Klein, Journolist founder and a prime representative of the pure propaganda arm of media) find disconcerting and evil. It’s why Trump has a shot while the rest are no-hopers.

      Glengarry

      February 11, 2016 at 5:25 am

      • Exactly, it’s not the lack of shame that he finds disturbing. It’s his inability to be shamed by the elites that are supposed to determine what’s good and true.

        Hepp

        February 11, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    • I just saw this by Ezra Klein, I think he’s really on to something here

      Trump’s other gift — the one that gets less attention but is perhaps more important — is his complete lack of shame.

      Meanwhile this Ezra Klein boy celebrated the death of Tim Russert. Has Trump done anything as shameful as that.

      Rifleman

      February 11, 2016 at 10:11 am

    • I no longer click on stuff from Vox, Slate, or MSNBC. I don’t care what Ezra Klein says, or Kristof or any of those jerkoffs. I know what they are going to say, and I just don’t care. Over at the manosphere, this is called ZFG. I kind of like that one.

      gothamette

      February 11, 2016 at 12:43 pm

  14. @Lion, do you remember all that funny business with Blagojevich and Rezko and Obama? Do you think it will ever surface again?

    And do you remember how Obama screwed David Paterson? He was a very bright guy, and Obama f***ed him over bigtime. All this stuff is coming back to me now. Obama is a real creep.

    gothamette

    February 10, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    • Maybe that’s not buried as deep as Obama’s grades (surely perfect in every way, I hasten to add), but it sure will be hard to surface. Obama will get only cash and handjobs from America until the day he expires in pleased exhaustion.

      Glengarry

      February 11, 2016 at 5:36 am

  15. Ha! A good one Tom! But I’d have no fear of D’avanzo and her “mob wife” type. My Mom is a fierce Sicilian-American woman (think Chris Christie, except thinner and female) who, although no guidette, could put the fear of God in most people. Example: my Mom was a high school teacher who was out of her classroom for a minute in 1963 when President Kennedy got shot. She heart the news in the principle’s office. Upon returning to her classroom she found two male students placing a bet about whether the President would live or die. Already shaken by the news of the shooting she was so horrified at the students that she grabbed one of them and started choking him. Fortunately the bodily harm was prevented when two other male students restrained her. Having survived an upbringing with this woman most Snooki clones look like pussies to me!

    Maryk

    February 11, 2016 at 12:13 am

    • Are you sure about that? Here’s a video of D’Avanzo beating someone up:

      Tom

      February 11, 2016 at 12:50 am

    • We need more teachers like your Mom in our black ghetto schools.

      I for one enjoy your presence here. I hate comment sections that become uniform, and where people gang up on dissent.

      gothamette

      February 11, 2016 at 8:19 am

  16. Lion: why is TUJ getting veto power over the comments here? I’m Jewish, gothamette’s Jewish, your Jewish and it’s only TUJ who accuses everybody of being antisemitic.

    Nobody wants this place to be iSteve but somebody shouldn’t have their comment deleted just cause they said a positive word about Pat Buchanan or asked an innocent question.

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    • He doesn’t have veto power, and as you observe I don’t automatically delete all comments. But I agree that it’s necessary to delete off-track comments, because there are certain commenters who insist that every single topic is really about the Jews, which is based on the anti-Semitic belief that a Global Jewish Conspiracy controls everything.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 11, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      • I would never have the chutzpah to suggest to a blogmeister that he should ban someone, for any reason. I’ll just leave if I think the place sucks. I like this blog because it’s realist but not a swamp of Jew-hatred. I felt a bit weird spouting off about that a few posts back, but I feel I was justified, because it was in response to something quite pointed and which really was anti-Semitic: the aggregator site that featured Hitler on the banner and was packed w/neo-Nazi websites.

        I appreciate having a place to comment that isn’t contaminated by these creeps.

        gothamette

        February 11, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      • I’m Jewish, gothamette’s Jewish, your Jewish and it’s only TUJ who accuses everybody of being antisemitic.

        I define an antisemite as someone who thinks Jews have greatly different motivations than other whites, either because they’re paranoid or want to coverup white gentiles role in their predicament. I think peterike matches that definition – that article from Upton Sinclair, a WASP progressive, is from 1938 btw. But I’ve never seen him blame WASPs from adopting Communism well before Great Wave Jewish immigrants had any role major role in the elite.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 12, 2016 at 1:57 am

      • Nobody wants this place to be iSteve but somebody shouldn’t have their comment deleted just cause they said a positive word about Pat Buchanan

        I’ve defended Ron Paul and most every European nationalist, including Jean-Marie Le Pen, from charges of antisemitism the Lion made against them, btw. Ironic that Europe, where nationalists can get away with antisemitism up to a point if they wanted, abandoned it while America was stuck with Hitler apologists for decades until Trump righted the ship. ,

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 12, 2016 at 2:17 am


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