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How does one become a Republican?

Mitt Romney says, “Donald Trump is not Republican in any sense of the word.”

Mitt must be confusing the Republican Party with the Mormon Church. There’s a big rigmarole required to become a true Mormon and earning the right to wear the magic underwear. To become a Republican, all you have to do is fill out a voter registration form and check the “Republican” box.

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March 7, 2016 at 10:00 am

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  1. If nothing else, the scorched-earth attacks from the establishment are making it much, much likelier that Trump will pick Kasich as his VP if he wins. Trump will have to unify the party, and Kasich would do the most to further that goal.

    Of all the guys who ran this year and showed any traction, he’s offended other candidates’ voters the least, and his steady, adult-in-the-room demeanor would balance some of Trump’s weaknesses and give Republican #NeverTrumpers a face-saving excuse to come back from the ledge. He also helps bring Ohio and maybe other Rust Belt states under Trump’s wing, and his “son of a mailman” schtick is in harmony with Trump’s blue-collar appeal. Cruz and Rubio are weak on all these points, and have no strengths that are of any use to Trump.


    March 7, 2016 at 10:31 am

    • I agree. And there’s the fact that Trump and Kasich have never insulted each other so there’s no bad blood.

      • Trump will nor pick Kasich. You can’t straddle building the wall and amnesty within 100 days.


        March 7, 2016 at 11:07 am

      • I’ve reached the conclusion at this point that Trump will not get nominee. I think they will do anything to stop him and they will succeed. The big donors are going to threaten to walk away from donations (for the elections in general) and they will use that leverage to take him down.


        March 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      • JerseyGuy, you may be right. The forces coming down on Trump now are practically Biblical. It may end up taking supernatural assistance for Trump to pull it out. If the screeching leftists are right about the rash of abortion clinics closing up across the country, perhaps we’re due some scale weighting from the man upstairs.

        Andrew E.

        March 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      • Andrew,
        I know people keep talking about Peak Trump. I think we have reached it and he will be out by end of this month. I just get the feeling that a nuclear bomb is going to be thrown on him and that he knows it.

        He has proven that it is possible to break through the PC and globalist nonsense. In that sense, he has won.


        March 7, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      • Trump hasn’t insulted him because Kasich was never a threat.

        Half Canadian

        March 7, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      • Kasich could be a good successor to Trump. Maybe even in 2020; Trump would already be 74, and the parts of his job that couldn’t be trusted to Kasich (e.g. immigration policy reboot) would already be done.

        Unfortunately, a VP Kasich gives far too many people far too much of an incentive to assassinate Trump in 2017. Keep in mind that 4 out of 43 US presidents, over 9%, have been *successfully* assassinated in office; and two others survived gunshot wounds. This is not a tinfoil hat-class concern, instead it’s one of the most important things to take into account. So I think Trump’s team has no choice but to look elsewhere.


        March 7, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    • He should choose Jim Webb as his VP and adopt his anti affirmative action positions. Anti immigration and anti affirmative action are the two conservative things that people actually want but that the government refuses to do.

      Lloyd Llewellyn

      March 7, 2016 at 11:10 am

    • Kasich is totally an open borders guy…not clear to voters because doesn’t get that much time to talk and draws few attacks.

      Mrs Stitch

      March 7, 2016 at 11:23 am

      • Kasich at the top would be awful, but Trump has special problems and he has to solve those first. Reagan picked Bush for VP even though Bush had savaged his tax plan as “voodoo economics,” and Reagan’s tax policy was as central to his political identity as immigration is to Trump.

        In Kasich’s case, in the recent past he supported ending birthright citizenship. He doesn’t now, but the flip shows that he’s malleable and could be tougher again. Right now, he publicly favors building “a fence” and securing the border before anything is done about the illegals already here, which is just a short step away from Trump’s wall. He has said that physically deporting the 12 million already here is impossible, but frankly it’s not clear that Trump would be willing to do it either, not in a 12 million gulp. He’ll talk tough, but in practical terms what we’ll probably get is Romney’s self-deportation. Heavy fines against employers of illegals, cracking down on disbursement of public funds to illegals, etc., in the hopes that the illegals will pack up and leave of their own accord.

        If Kasich is amenable (and his insistence recently that nothing Trump has said to date would dissuade from supporting him if he became the nominee, would suggest that he is) then it would be very easy to massage Kasich’s current position into something both Trump and Kasich could support. For example, he once said this: “I’ve been told by grownups, real experts, that most of this [i.e., border enforcement with fencing] can be done effectively. Guest worker program, the 12 million that are here, if they violated the law, they’re going to have to pay a fine and pay a penalty for the fact that they violated the law.”

        Just make the fine/penalty so high that only the most prosperous illegals could pay it. After all, they broke the law so they can’t fairly complain, can they? Or concoct a guest worker program that, say, allows an illegal already here to stay for a very limited amount of time, contingent on occupation and employment rate in the area the illegal lives, and then at the end of it you must leave or be deported. To make it stick, the government could withhold X percent of the guest worker’s earnings each month, and they only get to collect it when they leave the country. Don’t agree to sign up, you get deported immediately. Lots would sign up for this, and by breaking the illegal problem into pieces it would make deportation easier both logistically and politically (they agreed to it in writing).

        Someone else could probably come up with a better melding of the positions. Perhaps Kasich would even claim to have a complete epiphany that Trump has been right all along. The point is, would Kasich cooperate with Trump in putting together a workable national ticket? I think the answer is absolutely yes. It’s been obvious that Kasich has been running for VP for months. His position on illegal immigration after the “fence” is built is already Trumpian:

        “Well, we’ve got to find out who they are. Look, the most important thing, Sean, is once we fix the border and build the fence and put all the things in, the new technology, we have to make one clear word, which is, if you come in again, you’re going home. That’s the end of it. You’re going home. Look, I was there when Reagan did the amnesty thing. I was there — amnesty — I was there in ’86. I voted for the bill. Our mistake was once we did it, we didn’t fix the border. And secondly, we never said if you try it again, you’re going home. No debate, no excuses, no nothing,” Kasich responded.


        March 7, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    • Cruz is useful to Trump. If Cruz can swallow his pride and agree to become VP, then all the “never Trump” conservatives will be more likely to swallow their pride and vote for the Trump/Cruz ticket.

      It is much less likely for conservatives to be excited enough about Kasich to vote Trump. Kasich’s appeal to conservatives is just about zero from what I can tell.


      March 7, 2016 at 11:30 am

      • I don’t think the NeverTrump voters will change. So many have put their solemn oaths on the Twitter record. For libertarians the go-to candidate is Gary Johnson.

        Yeah that’s the ticket..

        Mrs Stitch

        March 7, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      • Eh, they thump their chests online, but what will they do when they get in the voting booth on the day?

        That is when they will make that critical choice — “who do I hate the most?”


        March 7, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      • Most #NeverTrumpers I have seen are voting Rubio or Kasich.


        March 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm

  2. Romney is a true Republican. The defining characteristic of true Republicans is that they expend more energy trying to stab other Republicans in the back than they do going after the left.


    March 7, 2016 at 10:50 am

    • Wonderfully cynical and true.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      March 7, 2016 at 2:21 pm

  3. Odd comment coming from Mitt since he had to counter the perception in 2012 that he wasn’t a real Republican.

    Mike Street Station

    March 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

    • I don’t recall that. Mormons are natural Republicans.

      He wasn’t a trucon, but that’s a different matter.

      Mrs Stitch

      March 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      • I recall that. It was due to his healthcare policy in Massachusetts, as well as the fact that he’s never been a firebrand when it comes to attacking abortion. (actually, he doesn’t seem to have been a firebrand about anything outside of attacking Trump)


        March 7, 2016 at 5:18 pm

  4. It’s priceless how the GOPe talks about being a Republican like it some sacred identity; much like the heralded “conservative movement” the movement that never moves. The Civil Rights Movement was basically a fraud and unjust; but it CERTAINLY did something for it’s backers.

    Also, priceless was how mealy-mouthed Romney is about hoping to jump into the nomination. It’s what he’s clearly hoping to happen, but he’s too cowardly to either confirm or deny.

    It’s incredible how the elites of this country have betrayed the people. The people worked, fought and were killed in wars made by the elites with the (foolish) idea that the elites would protect them and pin a medal on them.

    The elites saw the middle-class as potential competitors who could be easily duped and destroyed. So after all the hard work and wars by the middle, the elites ship away the jobs and bring in endless alien/hostile peoples. And for good measure, the elites insult the utterly victimized middle as victimizer, ignoramuses, racists, baby killers, etc.

    It’s endless “turnspeak”: you attack someone and then turn it around 180 degrees and claim they attacked you. Because the truth is the exact opposite of the information being disseminated it is psychologically difficult to counter and leads to confusion.

    The Mexican government which should be ashamed that it’s (peasant/low skilled/criminal) people flee the narco-state turns it around and lays the blame on the victims: the American people who are racist for not celebrating being displaced and taken advantage of and inundated with drugs. It’s total ANARCHO-TYRANNY: the innocent and law-abiding are victimized by criminals and the law, while real criminals are untouched and become protected classes.

    The elite do this out of self-interested greed and hatred toward the middle class. Hitchens brother recently admitted that the 60s radicals had no real love for the immigrants; they just loved the idea of dumb clueless good-natured middle class Brits being surrounded by Pakistanis.

    No American ever voted for this country to be filled with endless Mexicans and Muslims who have deeply harmed them and declared themselves hostile. But again and again, the elites victimize the victim. First, the elites took ownership of the people’s women by “liberating” them at work as opposed to letting them be “subjugated” by a husband and children. It’s all about CHEAP LABOR. This whole decades long mess of the fall of America. Everything else is a sideshow. The corporations want an endless supply of labor and they have got it (except for children, for now.)

    Goes to show: never fight or work for anyone else. They will never repay your loyalty; they will simply use it as a way to weaken you more and replace you with someone cheaper. And call you racist for good measure!


    March 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

    • “The elite do this out of self-interested greed and hatred toward the middle class. Hitchens brother recently admitted that the 60s radicals had no real love for the immigrants; they just loved the idea of dumb clueless good-natured middle class Brits being surrounded by Pakistanis.”

      Very true. In Canada Trudeau 1.0 opened the flood gates to 3rd world immigration to try to make Canada less “British”. Turns out the French Canadians got hosed as well as the English.
      Among some elites and their lefty followers there was also an arrogance and anti-Americanism. Look at all the dumb racist Americans with all their gangs and race riots! Lets bring a bunch of black people to Canada and show them how it’s done! And this is what they did and continue to do despite the obvious failure of blacks to do any better in Canada than they do in the the USA. But it is NEVER TO BE SPOKEN OF in Canada.


      March 7, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    • Nothing to add, but that’s about as good a statement of the situation as I’ve come across.


      March 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    • @ fakeemail – well said.


      March 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

  5. Americans political parties provide the machinery for politicians to contest elections, such as raising money and getting on the ballot. Period. There is nothing ideological about it.

    The party that has one of its politicians installed in the White House supports whatever it is the President is doing, and the other party might oppose it.


    March 7, 2016 at 11:18 am

  6. Pretty hilarious coming from RINO Romney.


    March 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

  7. To become a Republican, all you have to do is fill out a voter registration form and check the “Republican” box.

    sounds like becoming a republican and identifying as an australian aboriginal isnt that different!

    james n.s.w

    March 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

  8. I’ve been rethinking the vice-president thing. Trump is no normal politician. I wonder what the odds are realistically that he really will be successfully impeached during his term, or be indicted and resign, or get bored of being president and resign. Well, this joker would probably never resign even if he got bored, he would just delegate a lot and get to keep calling himself president. Plus, he could be assassinated, even without a huge conspiracy. Trump would probably be the president most viscerally hated by the most Americans since the Civil War. Plus, he’s approaching 70, people do have heart attacks &c. So, I’d say Trump has a higher % chance than most of not making it through a full-year term. Even if he’s still president but does a lot of delegating, that might end up empowering his VP. Therefore, maybe he should actually care about the policy goals of his VP candidate. Would Sen. Sessions cost him votes, or would nobody care?

    I mean, this is just for internet convo: I assume Trump is just thinking about winning the election and gives no thought to what would happen to the country if he keeled over while in office.

    Greg Pandatshang

    March 7, 2016 at 11:36 am

    • “Trump would probably be the president most viscerally hated by the most Americans since the Civil War.”

      Or, far more likely, most loved.


      March 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      • It’s not a one-or-the-other. Lincoln was probably the most loved and the most hated president during his lifetime in American history.

        Greg Pandatshang

        March 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    • You assumed incorrectly. Trump has commented that his VP must be someone with similar views and who is ready to take over the office should something were to happen to him. Do not underestimate this guy. He is smarter and more serious than his sometimes “joker” appearance may lead you to believe.


      March 7, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      • What he says doesn’t matter. We’ll see what he does. I hope to be proven wrong. Trump/Sessions 2016!!

        Greg Pandatshang

        March 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      • Trump/Sessions an excellent choice. Trump/Martinez (Gov. Susana of New Mexico) or Trump/Walker (Gov. Scott of Wisconsin) would be even better!


        March 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm

  9. Normal political parties expel members that deviate from their political platform. Checking off a box would not work for a serious organizaton. For example, to become a member of the Communist Party in the USSR was a long process with years spend as a candidate member. You had to read a lot of political writings and be able to explain the ideology. American parties are silly and don’t stand for anything, there are no duties or obligation so checking the box is all it takes. America needs a serious patriotic organisation or it will be destroyed. We need a real party.


    March 7, 2016 at 11:40 am

    • No one wants to do the work. I remember when people split away from the local GOP to support Perot and start a Reform Party here. In a few years they came crawling back. Political parties are a hassle, and it’s usually RINO money and RINO tenacity that keeps the GOP going, locally and nationally.

      Mrs Stitch

      March 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    • That’s because American political parties are not political parties in the European sense. They are more like broad coalitions. The difference is that with a Parliamentary system with multiple ideological parties, they put together coalitions after the election. In America, the coalition comes before the election so the voters know what they’re getting.

      Mike Street Station

      March 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    • I join Yakov in his call for an all powerful American Communist Party.


      March 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      • I was calling for a patriotic, not a Communist Party. Incidentally, Russia has a National-Bolshevik party, which is pretty good. It’s central idea is modern nationalism based on common culture and historical destiny, rather them common blood. America could do well with a Patriotic-Federalist party based on the same principle of modern nationalism.


        March 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      • GOP fancies itself the Patriotic Party since Bush I but really that means war party.

        Mrs Stitch

        March 8, 2016 at 10:49 am

    • Everyone’s been saying lately that the organisation the Koch brothers have been building is like a real political party – operating within the big tent of the Republican Party, of course. Trump has a surfeit of resources, like the Kochs do, but they are a very different kind of smart than he is. I don’t see Trump ever undertaking that process.

      Greg Pandatshang

      March 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      • The Koches are both in the Top 10 richest Americans. Trump is somewhere around #200. They absolutely do not have comparable resources.


        March 7, 2016 at 10:57 pm

  10. Also, I don’t think Trump will run 3rd party It’ll cost him too much money and the Republican donors will threaten his media empire stakeholders and golf club membership.


    March 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm

  11. If this law graduate read LotB, she would have known not to attend anything other than a Top 14 law school…

    OT: NYT, 03/06/16 – Law Graduate Gets Her Day in Court, Suing Law School

    Nearly a decade has passed since an aspiring young lawyer in California, Anna Alaburda, graduated in the top tier of her class, passed the state bar exam and set out to use the law degree she had spent about $150,000 to acquire. But on Monday, in a San Diego courtroom, she will tell a story that has become all too familiar among law students in the United States: Since graduating from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2008, she has yet to find a full-time salaried job as a lawyer.

    From there, though, her story has taken an unusual twist: Ms. Alaburda, 37, is the first former law student whose case against a law school, charging that it inflated the employment data for its graduates as a way to lure students to enroll, will go to trial…

    She now has student debt of $170,000, with loan interest around 8 percent. Her law degree was not a ticket to a stable, well-paying career, but an expensive detour before she went on to work in a series of part-time positions, mostly temporary jobs reviewing documents for law firms.

    As her debt mounted and her job prospects faltered, she filed a lawsuit in 2011, arguing that she would not have enrolled at Thomas Jefferson if she had known the law school’s statistics were misleading. Thomas Jefferson’s average student indebtedness, then about $137,000 — higher than that at Stanford Law School the same year — was among the highest in the nation. She also pointed to her school’s bar passage rate as consistently lower than 50 percent, which was below the average in California…

    Students would have to be “wearing blinders” not to see that a “goodly number of law school graduates toil (perhaps part time) in drudgery or have less than hugely successful careers,” Justice Melvin L. Schweitzer of New York Supreme Court wrote in 2012, dismissing a lawsuit by nine former students against New York Law School…

    E. Rekshun

    March 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

  12. Also, one last theory….John McCain will “take one for the Establishment team” and run 3rd party to prevent Trump from winning.


    March 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    • Oy, they’d have to find a better spoiler than that idiot if they wanted to siphon off votes.


      March 7, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      • I think some of the GOPe (and basic Republicans) will just vote for him or someone like him in order to avoid Trump.


        March 7, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    • He’s no spring chicken. As the great political commentator Vincent Price once commented,

      “The foulest stench is in the air
      The funk of forty thousand years
      And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
      Are closing in to seal your doom”

      Greg Pandatshang

      March 7, 2016 at 2:29 pm

  13. Being a true Republican means leading your own precious principles to extinction by importing ideological opponents from the third world.

    Wrong Side of History

    March 7, 2016 at 12:26 pm

  14. “There’s a big rigmarole required to become a true Mormon and earning the right to wear the magic underwear.”

    And that is part of the reason Mormons are so attached to their faith: they screen for the True Believers.


    March 7, 2016 at 1:54 pm

  15. Chris Christie may well be the nominee if Trump doesn’t get the requisite delegates.

    The establishment can block him at the convention, but they can’t then serve up a Kasich or a Rubio or a Mitt. They’d have to pick someone palatable to the Trump faction and the establishment.

    Enter Christie.

    If nothing else, this is what Christie was thinking when he endorsed so quickly.


    March 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    • I would tend to doubt that Christie is very appealing to most Trump supporters.

      Lewis Medlock

      March 7, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    • The establishment hates Christie after what he did to Rubio, and then being the first important office-holder to endorse Trump. Fiorina is a more likely pick than him.


      March 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm

  16. First of all, forget Cruz as Trump’s VP. Cruz is a negative addition to the ticket. As for bringing along the TruCons: fuck the TruCons. They are too few to matter and I would rather lose without them then win with them.

    We’ll have a pretty good idea after tomorrow what Trump’s chances are. If he sweeps the board, as the polls are predicting, then this race is over. If he loses Michigan, on the other other hand, he’s done.

    Thing is, even if Cruz wins the nomination we still have an immigration restrictionist at the top of the ticket, albeit, one who is too much of a TruCon to win the general. I will vote for Cruz if he runs a sufficiently anti immigrant campaign but I don’t think he will and even if he does I don’t think it will work.

    Otis the Sweaty

    March 7, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    • Cruz is going to win in Idaho, and I have no idea who will win in Hawaii. I have a bet on Kasich, but I admit that’s a real longshot. Rubio is probably the best bet because the GOPe still wants him and the Hawaii caucus will probably go to the GOPe-favored candidate.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      • I forgot about Hawaii. I meant the real states. Trump is waaaaay up in the Idaho polls but with 30% undecided we are likely to see a Howard Dean type thing where all the undecideds go to Cruz. Are there a lot of Stupid Christians in Idaho? I don’t know much about it.

        Still, win MS and MI and we are good. A loss in either would be devastating and possibly the end of Trump’s campaign.

        Otis the Sweaty

        March 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      • There was only one Idaho poll and it’s a month old. This month, Cruz is likely to win Idaho.

        * * *

        Oops, take that back. There’s a new poll today which looks good for Trump. Damn, I’m going to lose money on by bet for Cruz.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 7, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      • If Cruz wins Michigan we’ll know the fix is in and GOPe has decided to rig the votes.

        Andrew E.

        March 7, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      • Lion: the new poll is one of those “Howard Dean” polls. The IA polls that showed Dean up in 2004 had something like 35% undecided. Dean kept most of his support but the undecideds all went to Kerry and Edwards which led to Dean getting buried in a distant 3rd.

        Latest ID polls show Trump at 30, so he probably gets around 28. But 30 percent are undecided and they are likely all going to Cruz. I see Cruz winning over 50% on the combined strength of TDSers, TruCons and Stupid Christians. A formidable coalition, especially in the MidWest.

        People from the midwest are the scum of the earth.

        Otis the Sweaty

        March 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    • Scott Walker would be a good VP pick. He has credibility with both the establishment and movement conservatives, and he was coming around to Trump’s way of thinking on immigration right before he ran out of money and had to bail.

      Mike Street Station

      March 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm

  17. I could go for either Christie or Giuliani. But I suspect it may end up being Cruz. He may need to choose Cruz to unify the party behind him after such an ugly campaign. But, also, Trump may not have enough to prevent a brokered convention. If he’s really close, he may squeak by with delegates from Christie and Carson. But he’ll probably need Cruz’s delegates to prevent the GOPe from stealing it. Of course, there’s no telling how the dice will fall.

    Something else to consider. Cruz might not take it. If he’s not the nominee, he may very well want whoever is to fail in hopes that he will get another shot in 4 years rather than waiting 8. I actually think he would do that.

    Some people may think Trump could never pick Cruz after making an issue of being born in Canada. But natural born isn’t a requirement for VP.


    March 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm

  18. I think the argument can be made that American political parties are too weak for their own good. Nothing based on self-identification is ever sustainable.

    If there were stricter standards on who could or couldn’t be a Republican or Democrat, if the RNC and DNC had more power, then that would be bad for democracy, but probably better for party coherence and unity and thus the options voters got at election time. It would also make it easier to justify creating new parties.


    March 7, 2016 at 3:29 pm

  19. Trump should announce he’s picking Ben Carson as his VP and putting him in charge of reforming the healthcare system.


    March 7, 2016 at 3:29 pm

  20. relevant:


    March 7, 2016 at 4:12 pm

  21. Yes, that’s true, but only in states with party registration and closed primaries. In open primary states, you don’t even have to do that.

    Some open primaries required a public declaration for that election only, so you are on record as having voted in the GOP primary even if no one knows who you voted for. The rest put both ballots on the same machine/punch card/optical scanner, so as long as you don’t vote for candidates for different offices in different parties, no one knows neither who you voted for or which party primary you chose.

    Interesting that in New York, the same is true for the Working Families Party, which I think is ripe for a hostile takeover since they have so few registered voters, even if they have big wads of money.


    March 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm

  22. I’d liken the GOPe to the Buffalo Bills, they must obviously must love losing because they keep expending a lot of effort along the way to coming up with the dumbest, losingest moves imaginable.


    March 7, 2016 at 5:26 pm

  23. Granted, I only skimmed, but as people are pointing out this morning, the RNC’s rules require a candidate to carry a majority of delegates from at least eight states in order to become the nominee. Some are saying they can change the rule before the convention, but that would provoke outrage.

    With Rubio trailing, it seems the only two options are Cruz and Trump.


    March 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    • Because the Republican establishment would never do anything that provokes outrage among the base.


      March 7, 2016 at 6:35 pm

  24. Ann Coulter wants Kris Kobach. Google him, he’s brilliant.

    But I’m with the skeptics. I don’t think Trump will get the nom., he could accumulate 45,000 delegates, win Michigan by 98%, they won’t let him have it.

    I interpret the Romney speech in much more sinister fashion than anyone here does. I think he basically was laying down the law, saying, “we will bury you.”

    The country is in a very peculiar state and something horrible is going to go Idown at the Republican convention. It’s going to be July 18-21 in Cleveland. BLM protestors are promising to turn the whole thing into a debacle but I think there might be riots inside the convention hall when they steal the nomination from Trump.


    March 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    • I doubt it because Trump’s delegates are mostly GOPe hacks. They are pledged to Trump based on the rules but they have no loyalty to him. Most of them probably despise him and would prefer Hillary.

      Otis the Sweaty

      March 7, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      • I’m not sure what you mean by this. Doubt what? You seem to be saying what I’m saying. I expect/suspect total skullduggery, down to rule breaking & blackmail.


        March 7, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      • Oh, now I get what you mean. But if the nom. were stolen from Trump, because of exactly this GOPe hack factor, there will be, um, fireworks. I don’t want to say what kind. I’m a coward. Don’t want to be accused of wishing for violence.


        March 7, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    • I interpret the Romney speech in much more sinister fashion than anyone here does. I think he basically was laying down the law, saying, “we will bury you.”

      LOL. You’re afraid of Romney and the Republican establishment?

      Trump is going to tear them to pieces. There is no way he can be stopped IF he gets the delegates, IF he wins these primaries.

      I think the race is tightening as the negative ads take over. His lead in these states is now shrinking.

      If he loses it will be BEFORE the convention not during.


      March 7, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      • “He is going to tear them to pieces.” We’ll see about that, Riflesweetie.

        If Trump gets the delegates by a comfortable margin, taking the nom from him would be ugly, but they can do it, read:

        I don’t put this past GOP-E. Trump represents the destruction of an entire generation of trade treason, and this can’t be allowed.

        I honestly think that immigration is not as important to them as trade. They would give on immigration – just look at how quickly Cruz and Rubio pivoted. (Not that I trust them, but that’s a different matter.) GOP-E realized that the natives were restless & they had to throw us a bone on immigration. It’s an issue that costs them nothing.

        But on trade, nope. They are participants in the greatest steal in the history of humankind – the raping of the American industrial base in the name of free trade. Trump threatens this. He must be destroyed.

        Debt: $19 trillion dollars
        US trade deficit: $734BN
        China trade deficit: $366BN


        March 8, 2016 at 8:57 am

    • Coulter, like many Trump supporters, needs to get over this fantasy that Trump is some sort of single issue immigration-restrictionist fantasy candidate. It’s far from clear if he even genuinely holds the positions on the issue he’s expressed so far — it’s even more of a stretch to expect him to enter the general election defining his entire brand around a restrictionist agenda and a restrictionist agenda alone.


      March 7, 2016 at 11:06 pm

  25. Trump is rude and obnoxious, but his views are far more Republican than Democrat, and I say this as someone who supports Ted Cruz. He is a liberal Republican. I have to say his views on trying to help working people are actually welcome.


    March 7, 2016 at 7:34 pm

  26. Party membership has traditionally been transmitted on a silver spoon long before building a first sand castle on Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard. Alternatively it’s an additive to the baptismal water for Christians being “born again.”

    Some also say there is some secret fine print agreeing to GOP party membership in every tax return that itemizes deductions or claims long term capital gains.

    So yeah, El Trumpo has been a member for years.

    Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    March 7, 2016 at 10:15 pm

  27. Doesn’t Trump have experience with professional wrestling?

    If the Republicans are serious about #winning this election, they need to drop any further debates and do a few wrestling matches instead. For fun, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio could honor their Latino heritage and dress up for the matches Lucha Libre style.

    Although I haven’t watched any of the debates (I usually read transcripts or excerpts.), but I would definitely watch that.

    Invite Mitt Romney and John McCain for a little tag-team action.
    Whatever we think of the candidates and the competition so far, I think we can agree that it already has something in common with professional wrestling. They’re both probably rigged.

    Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

    March 7, 2016 at 10:20 pm

  28. W Bush forever destroyed the notion of Republicanism, as far as I’m concerned.

    Shut the whole thing down.


    March 7, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    • Bush gave us a $9 trillion debt. He started us on the road to ruin. Things were not great before him, but he killed us.


      March 8, 2016 at 8:59 am

  29. The biggest phony conman in US history was Joseph Smith.

    Maple d

    March 8, 2016 at 9:09 pm

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