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Republican debate! (yes another one)

The debate beings at 9:00 PM EST and will be on Fox News. I will be live-tweeting. Visit my Twitter feed.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 3, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. I think this list of Trump attackers of the last few weeks is amazing. The list is from a online commenter named Herbert Walker.

    Barack Obama- Hillary Clinton
- Bernie Sanders
- Michael Bloomberg
; Us Political elites : -Mitt Romney
- Nikki Haley
- Jeb Bush
- George W Bush
- Dick Cheney
; Msm (us): -Mark Levin
 Rush Limbaugh
 – Glenn Beck
 – Fox News
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Huffington Post
- NY Daily News
- LA Times
- Bill Kristol- Bill Maher-Micheal Moore- Whoope Goldburg- Megen Kelly
- National Review
: Msm (ex-europe)- Weekly Standard
- The Economist
- Ted Cruz
- Marco Rubio
- The Koch Brothers- Chamber of Commerce
- Club for Growth
- Davos Economic Forum
- Bilderberg Group: –
    – The Mexican Government
 – Pope Francis
- United Nations
- Iran- India (pro Clinton – anti Trump press)- The Chinese Government

- Two former Mexican presidents- British Parliament_ Camerron- E.U. ELITES: Domestic terrorists: 
- Black Lives Matter- Al Shapton\
- Council on Foreign Relations
- Moslim front groups i.e. Cair- La Raza- Black Lives Matter- Hollywood Cultural Trash

    – Tim Cook.


    March 3, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    • All rat bastids. When them folk are hating you, you’re doing the right thing…


      March 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    • Confederacy of dunces?


      March 3, 2016 at 11:12 pm

  2. Hope this guy is right.

    “Professor Helmut Norpoth’s statistical modeling gives Trump with a 97 percent chance of beating Hillary Clinton in the general election. He’d have an even better shot against Bernie Sanders – 99 percent.”


    March 3, 2016 at 8:17 pm

  3. Something tells me that MaryK is NOT going to be happy with Trump’s performance tonight

    Otis the Sweaty

    March 3, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    • Trump is obnoxious, as always. But I have to say that that Fox news is so anti-Trump and this debate is so biased against Mr. Trump that I wouldn’t be surprised if the viewers at home develop more sympathy for him. I think Cruz is doing splendidly, which makes me happy because I’m a Cruz girl (which I mean figuratively, Gilbert Gottfried has nothing to worry about!) Gov. Kasich is doing well also. Marco Rubio has been rude to Trump all night, interrupting him constantly. This is not what he should be doing. Rubio looks as if he’s focused on nothing more than bringing Trump down.


      March 3, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      • Well I have no problem with your “Cruz girl” approach, but the problem with Cruz is there is no way he can win the general election. It would be a blow out for Hillary. If Cruz got the nomination, I would vote for him, but it would be with the understanding that it’s a protest vote only, and Hillary was going to be President. Trump is the only Republican who stands a chance in the general election.

        Mike Street Station

        March 4, 2016 at 6:21 am

  4. What was that mishmash about H1B’s? I can only hope that Trump was referring only to great foreign students being educated in the US. But who knows. (And why are so many foreign students being educated in the US that we need to worry about them going back home to start businesses?)

    Andrew E.

    March 3, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    • He means bottom-tier Indians going to bogus crappy community colleges. That’s what it really amounts to.

      • We don’t know what he means.


        March 3, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      • Roy Beck: Bombshell: Trump abandoning defense of US tech workers.

        Whaddya say to that?


        March 3, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      • see my Twitter feed.

      • It was so strange. Like his change was somehow linked to this mysterious NY Times tape. Not good.

        Andrew E.

        March 3, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      • I saw your twitter feed, do not see commentary on Roy Beck bombshell observation. Trump has no core; I’m writing in Bernie. At least I can say to myself I did something positive.


        March 3, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      • He means bottom-tier Indians going to bogus crappy community colleges. That’s what it really amounts to.

        Compromise position: H1Bs get quadrupled if all the visas go to Poles.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        March 3, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      • “We don’t know what he means.”

        I fear he doesn’t know what he means.

        Lewis Medlock

        March 4, 2016 at 10:40 am

  5. Two signs of a prole audience

    1) More pro-Trump than other debates
    2) Low class behavior like people waving at the camera and shouting random things

    Maybe sign of Fox switching to pro-Trump or them caving to the pressure not to stack the audience with donors and lobbyists?


    March 3, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    • Why was this debate held in Detroit instead of Ann Arbor or Grand Rapids or some other more civilized place part of Michigan?


      March 3, 2016 at 11:17 pm

  6. It looks like Trump wants higher levels of legal immigration. I won’t be voting.


    March 3, 2016 at 10:20 pm

  7. I didn’t watch, depended on Twitter. The whole thing sounds like it was a total horror manners-wise and Trump caved on immigration. We have been abandoned. There is no one who will speak for America. Has there ever been a worse political situation than now? There is NO one.


    March 3, 2016 at 10:26 pm

  8. Jesus, does Trump get no debate prep before going on?

    So many easy points against Rubio on Disney/H1B/amnesty that are missed. He keeps resorting to his poll number, lame insults, and getting defensive. I know he’s being attacked by everyone (including the moderators), but he doesn’t stay on message and stay a little more calm.

    I’ll vote for him, but I’m concerned about the man on some level. I hope he’s physically and mentally well. He is nearly 70 years old, after all. The most reassuring thing about the man at this point is Jeff Sessions.

    Sometimes, I wonder if Trump regrets getting himself into this mess as opposed to just enjoying his life.


    March 3, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    • I’ve said similar in the past. I’m pro-Trump because he beat the lib attempts to have him ostracized for racism, but he does not have good control of himself and he is not strategically smart. People seem to think he is a master strategist, but really he has repeatedly bungled things. He has done well because he hit the immigration issue first and because he usually has a confident manner when attacked, but his actual strategy has been poor, and that’s why Cruz is still in it. I also speculated in the past that he was getting tired and was losing his good instincts.


      March 3, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      • How the hell do you think he would do against the Chinese? They would eat him for lunch. Trump Dim Sum!


        March 3, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      • Trump is still the likely nominee because the establishment is too stupid to abandon Rubio. If they were smart they would go with Cruz, who has the most delegates and satisfies their rebelling base. If they were in between dumb and smart they’d back Kasich who, unlike Rubio, doesn’t have gay prostitution scandals waiting to be unearthed by Radar Online and TMZ.

        But the GOPe is dumb and will back Rubio to until it’s too late to stop Trump because they hate Cruz too much to embrace him and because Kasich is behind Rubio in delegates.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        March 3, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    • His policy positions seem based on instinct, and his instincts are good because he has common sense. But he needs to get set straight on the thinking behind immigration by Sessions. He’ll probably clarify his visa position tomorrow like he did his health care proposal.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      March 3, 2016 at 11:28 pm

  9. Trump flipping on visas combined with his awful healthcare plan is enough to kill the cautious optimism I had for him. If he were more moderate on healthcare and were serious about drastically cutting immigration including getting rid of work visa programs I would have easily voted for him vs. Hillary, now I probably will just skip voting.


    March 3, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    • The wall alone is worth a vote. But yeah, with his H1-B flip my enthusiasm is severely dampened.


      March 3, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    • Depressing comments. I think I’ll have to watch the debate to decide for myself. I can’t believe that Trump would flip, though.


      March 3, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      • Relevant exchange:

        [[Kelly said:

        Mr. Trump, your campaign website to this day argues that more visas for highly skilled workers would, quote, “decimate American workers.” However, at the CNBC debate, you spoke enthusiastically in favor of these visas. So which is it?

        Trump shrugged off the question and said that he was in favor of the visas.

        “I’m changing. I’m changing. We need highly skilled people in this country. And if we can’t do it, we’ll get them in,” Trump said.

        He added:

        And one of the biggest problems we have is people go to the best colleges … as soon as they’re finished, they get shoved out. They want to stay in this country. They want to stay here desperately. They’re not able to stay here. For that purpose, we absolutely have to be able to keep the brainpower in this country.]]

        Probably important to note that this was part of a bizarre three part hit piece question in which Kelly played 6 clips of Trump discussing 3 different topics and then challenged him to explain himself. Trump actually tried to interrupt her and allow him to answer one at a time but she refused.

        Tough to interpret what Trump was talking about. You could interpret it worst case as a total cave in, or you could interpret it as him simply saying he wouldn’t get rid of H1B’s entirely but would crack down on the abuse. Same thing with the college comment Lion is worried about. Lion is assuming a cynical position but Trump specifically mentioned people who attend “the best” colleges.


        March 3, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      • “I can’t believe that Trump would flip, though.”

        Trump has flipped more than the grill man at Wendy’s.

        Lewis Medlock

        March 4, 2016 at 10:49 am

    • I don’t want to hear about that “big beautiful door” in his border wall. Legal immigration from R-selected zones will kill America all by itself, thank you very much. Again, Sessions is my only reason for any faith in Trump at this point.


      March 3, 2016 at 10:57 pm

  10. He flips on the tech visas all the time. In the debates he is pro H1b’s, then his fans call him on it and he walks it back post debate.

    Trump is very flawed. He is not the answer. He is a huckster. But he is also the best we have available right now. We need him to destroyed Conservatism so we can rebuild the party around xenophobia and nativism.

    Otis the Sweaty

    March 3, 2016 at 10:55 pm

  11. yeah reading over this thread my enthusiasm is dying too. im not paying attention to this anymore.

    james n.s.w

    March 3, 2016 at 10:59 pm

  12. trump is a cuck.

    james n.s.w

    March 3, 2016 at 11:03 pm

  13. Did they spike the guys drink? Rubio was on the ropes on amnesty and Trump bailed him out!!!! I was shocked.

    The Philosopher

    March 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm

  14. Donald Trump is over. He should be talking about the Disney IT people who had to train their Indian H1-B replacements non stop. Instead he softens on H1-Bs? Any American kid with the intelligence to be a good programmer or sysadmin also has the intelligence to see that there’s no point in them getting into those fields. They’ll just be offshored or outsourced. The reason we need H1-Bs is because we don’t have talented Americans in those fields. The reason we don’t have talented Americans in those fields is because of H1-Bs. Trump lost my vote. I’ll vote Cruz or stay home.

    Matt Stevens

    March 3, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    • They’ll just be offshored or outsourced. The reason we need H1-Bs is because we don’t have talented Americans in those fields.

      Those incompetent, pompous Indians do create jobs for American programmers ultimately.

      It happens when they turn important applications into junk code that then has to be untangled by white programmers at double the cost it would have taken to have white Americans (or prole Slavs) to write the code correctly from the beginning.

      Deutsche Bank will, off the record, tell you the same now that they’ve learned the ‘you get what you pay for’ iron law of physics good and hard.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      March 3, 2016 at 11:42 pm

  15. Trump is such a buffoon we might be better off losing the general and winning with a more substantitive anti immigrant guy next time like Abbott, Scott Brown or Brat.

    It is still important to support Trump in the primaries though to destroy American Conservatism and replace it with American Nationalism.

    Otis the Sweaty

    March 3, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    • There won’t be a next time. Demographics has already taken us past the point where the Republicans have an even shot to win. There is an electoral college disadvantage that will get worse and worse every 4 years until Texas goes purple then blue. At that point, you might as well stay home on election day.

      Mike Street Station

      March 4, 2016 at 6:28 am

  16. It’s really too bad that the other three GOPers are unacceptable on foreign policy grounds (and immigration in some cases).

    Andrew E.

    March 3, 2016 at 11:17 pm

  17. Let’s hope that Trump straightens his visa position out in the morning with some kind of press release. He has been taking an enormous amount of criticism, and there’s no doubt that the establishment will try to bend him if they can’t break him.


    March 3, 2016 at 11:26 pm

  18. Trump is a carnival barker whose real base is idiots on the alt-right. This is part of his pivot towards the center, to be more “electable.” As he would say on his tweets, Sad! Fraud! Lightweight!

    OK, it’s been fun, but now we have to get back to the serious business of national decline. America is a sinking ship, Lion, I suggest you devote the rest of your posts to how Americans can survive in a world led by China, their jobs outsourced and their labor market flooded with cheap foreign labor.


    March 3, 2016 at 11:33 pm

  19. Trump won. I wanted Cruz to win, and he did not do badly, and Rubio, thankfully , did not repeat his silly Howard Stern-like insults. But the Cubans had months and months to figure out how to win more votes than Trump, and clearly they did not do that, so they did not actually succeed. Years from now they can write wisdom-filled books about how much better they would have been for America than Trump – books which almost nobody will buy – but they each had their opportunities and they did not do what they needed to do. Trump only had to look like someone Reagan or some other abstract version of a believable president would have respected, or would not have completely disrespected, and he did that.

    howitzer daniel

    March 3, 2016 at 11:33 pm

  20. “Instead of standing up for American-citizen IT workers, Trump supports H-1Bs. #GOPDebate”

    It’s true that the IT labor market will be worse, but bringing in high IQ Indian and East Asian immigrants (at least relative to the US average) will improve our nation’s genetic stock and long term trajectory.

    Perhaps there should be a middle ground between H1-B and no H1-B. The requirement that there be a labor shortage is stupid, because shortages are all relative to price and precise job requirements.

    Maybe require that companies hire the same number of H1-B and non-H1B at the same salary level within each stage of the organizational hierarchy with at least k-people?


    March 4, 2016 at 12:23 am

  21. “I’m changing. I’m changing. We need highly skilled people in this country. And if we can’t do it, we’ll get them in,” Trump said.

    Dumb argument. There is something really wrong if a country with 320 million people can’t find “highly skilled people” from among the people born there.

    One thing is that I pay close attention to population figures, and have numbers as to how many people live where and how much population has grown in the world in the back of my head all the time. I’ve found that most people really don’t pay attention to this and just have no idea, they think the situation is the same as in the early nineteenth century when there was plenty of fertile land in the US and the country just needed immigrants to develop it.


    March 4, 2016 at 1:07 am

    • @Ed, you are 100% correct and the situation with the H1B visas is atrocious, but it’s a symbol of the hollowing out of our educational structure. How many of the students at our elite engineering schools are foreign? Why should ANY of them be foreign, esp. at land-grant universities. We’ve become accustomed to the idea that Americans are the lawyers, the salesman, the “creatives,” and foreigners do the drudge work. This is suicidal bullshit, and in one generation when all of the engineers are Chinese, Korean, Pakistani, etc., the butcher’s bill will come due.


      March 4, 2016 at 8:49 am

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