Lion of the Blogosphere

The #TrumpOrDemocrat movement

We need to let the GOPe know that their unprecedented attack on the front-runner is not acceptable to us, the voters. In all previous primary seasons during my lifetime, the GOPe would be urging everyone to come together to support the front-runner.

The only way to let the GOPe know that their behavior is not acceptable is if a lot of Trump followers let the world know that if the GOPe steals the nomination from Trump, we will vote Democractic down-the-line to punish them. The GOPe needs to know, ASAP, that they will have a huge disaster at the polls in November unless they get behind Trump now!

I can only hope that this movement catches on. Please share this movement on blogs and social media like Twitter and Facebook. Use the #TrumpOrDemocrat hashtag.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 29, 2016 at 9:42 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. I support the idea in theory, but I could never and would never vote for HRC.

    Sagi Is My Guru

    March 29, 2016 at 9:53 am

    • She’s going to win anyway if Cruz steals the nomination from Trump.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 29, 2016 at 9:56 am

    • It’s not about $hillary. It’s about putting all the down-ticket Republicans on notice that standing by while the Beltway GOPe double-crosses Trump is going to have repercussions on _them_.

      If governors, state legislators, and US Congressmen in swing districts think Trump losing the nomination in a brokered convention is going to cost them _their_ job, _they_ will begin pushing back on the increasing desperate GOPe.

      Politicians are always trying to divide and conquer the electorate. The electorate now needs to divide and conquer the politicians.


      March 30, 2016 at 2:43 pm

  2. What you are ignoring, Lion, is that Trump is an unprecedentedly weak front-runner. He has yet to win a single state by over 50%, something every other GOP nominee had done multiple times by now.

    The simple fact is, a majority of Republicans do not want him, and are consistently voting against him. It looks like he will not win a majority of delegates and it would be grossly undemocratic if the GOP nominee was someone with a minority of delegates whom the majority of republicans had voted against.


    March 29, 2016 at 10:17 am

    • No front-runner ever started out with 50%. What happens is the GOPe starts supporting a front-runner and voters rally behind the winner.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 29, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    • They’re voting against a make-believe bigot, not the real Trump.


      March 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    • “It looks like he will not win a majority of delegates and it would be grossly undemocratic if the GOP nominee was someone with a minority of delegates whom the majority of republicans had voted against.”

      That’s true for all of the Republican candidates running, though. None of them are supported by 50%+ of Republicans.


      March 29, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      • Hence the need for a brokered convention to settle on a consensus candidate able to appease the majority.

        You’d think this would be the sort of thing Trump the supposed deal-maker would excel at, but of course he’s not a real deal-maker, he just plays one on TV.


        March 29, 2016 at 11:26 pm

  3. There’s already a “petition” floating around threatening exactly that.


    March 29, 2016 at 10:19 am

  4. #TrumpOrDemocrat also functions as a summary of Trump’s own voting history.


    March 29, 2016 at 10:21 am

  5. Will never vote democratic period! Ever! If Killary wins, I marry a Tajik woman for $50,000 because it will be a total collapse of America and I might as well make some money before it’s all over.

    Lion, you are nuts for suggesting this! My right hand should wither away if I ever vote for a Clinton!


    March 29, 2016 at 10:22 am

  6. GOPe don’t care…the gravy train rolls on for them regardless..

    Mrs Stitch

    March 29, 2016 at 10:26 am

    • Agree. I don’t think they will care. Indeed, I think the GOPe itself will support Hillary if Trump gets the nomination.


      March 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      • Okay, but remember the learning curve is that all Republicans are voted against no matter what.

        If a Republican wants to win in a Trumpless world, they should be forced to run and win in the Democratic primary.

        Probably a brilliant idea anyway, let us formally make the most of our one party state.


        March 29, 2016 at 6:46 pm

  7. Bernie has said he won’t run if Clinton wins, but what if he and Trump both ran as third party or independent candidates. They might actually have a chance that way.


    March 29, 2016 at 10:26 am

  8. The plans for the “brokered convention” look really corrupt. They’ve already installed party hacks as delegates. Next move is to change the rules. Last move is for the party hack Trump delegates to switch their votes to Ryan, Perry, Cruz, or whoever.

    If our election system is truly that corrupt, and the Republican Party truly is the token opposition party, then you want to be on the Democrat side.

    We all remember what Putin did to Bereshovsky.

    I’m not so sure our American politicians are a better class of people than Russian gangsters either.


    March 29, 2016 at 10:33 am

    • Not better, but the system keeps them in check. Berezovsky was a master’s stroke, Clinton or Obama are far from it operationally, but not ethically. Why vote Democrat? I don’t get it?


      March 29, 2016 at 2:24 pm

  9. Any thoughts on the idea that they might side step Paul Ryan getting primaried in the near future by putting him in as the nominee?

    Soooooo…how many people are going to stay home and get high on Listerine for this election?


    March 29, 2016 at 10:37 am

  10. i can’t bring myself to vote for Hildabeast even if it was a protest vote. how about a write-in campaign for Trump? if he gets millions of write-ins (equal to or greater than Hildabeast’s margin of victory) that would send a strong message.


    March 29, 2016 at 10:44 am

    • I am voting for Hillary if Trump is not the GOP nominee. Because fuck it, why not?


      March 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      • Don’t forget — punish all Republicans, that is what really makes the point sink in with business as usual GOP types.


        March 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm

  11. Movement conservatism is build on trickle economics, change government policy to benefit the 1% and those benefits will trickle down to the middle and lower classes. Less government regulation of the market and lower taxes on the wealthy being the main policy tools. After 30 years it is obvious benefits have not trickled down. Movement conservatives what to continue down this path. Cutting taxes more and phasing out entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare to pay for those tax cuts.

    The collapse of 2008 raised serious questions about the market deregulation of the last 30 years. Republicans made up obvious BS to blame the collapse on something other than market deregulation and are still full speed ahead pushing for more market deregulation.

    Eliminating Social Security and Medicare are tricky things for Republicans to talk about, since much of their base is collecting Social Security/Medicare and feel they earned it by paying taxes for many years. They only occasionally bring this up, usually with proposals that do not effect anyone currently receiving benefits.

    It is not clear the white working class ever bought into trickle down, but Republicans have used issues like abortion, family values, 2nd amendment and white angst to convince the white working class to vote Republican.

    Trump has blown up this carefully constructed coalition. He openly appeals to white angst in ways that anger minorities. He claims to support Social Security and Medicare. He attacks free trade deals that benefit business and the wealthy. He talked about raising taxes on the wealthy, but turned around and proposed a massive tax cut for the wealthy.

    Movement conservatives are afraid that Trump will permanently destroy the Republican coalition, either by going down to a epic defeat to Hillary Clinton or by winning the Presidency and completely failing to accomplish anything.


    March 29, 2016 at 10:53 am

  12. Cuck Scott Walker just endorsed Lyin’ Ted Cruz.


    March 29, 2016 at 10:57 am

  13. Bad hashtag Lion, most Trump fans will NEVER vote democrat. But we will sit out the election. #TrumpOrNoOne or #TrumpOrAbstain, #TrumpOrSitHome, something like this would be much better.


    March 29, 2016 at 11:02 am

    • #TrumpOrDemocrat is much scarier to the GOPe.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 29, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      • They are not scared of Hillary. That will allow them to continue the same Failure Theater bullshit they’ve been doing for eight years under Obama.

        I remember a GOPe K Street type telling me in December 1992, “Bill Clinton’s election is great for me, I will make more money than ever.” And he did.


        March 29, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      • Sure it’s scarier, but I’m lazy. It’s much easier to just stay at home.


        March 29, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      • I don’t think so. I think at this point they’ve already taken a loss as baked into the cake. I’m not sure that losing this election scares them at all.

        Mike Street Station

        March 29, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    • #TrumpOrDemocrat is 2x as punishing than merely abstaining from voting.

      Steven J.

      March 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      • exactly.


        March 30, 2016 at 5:59 am

  14. I’ve been thinking the same thing lately. This is the second or third time that Trump seems to have gotten depressed and shifted to half-hearted campaigning, and it’s really not helping when he needs to be at his strongest. That and taking the bait with the Melania attack are really hurting. I’ve grown pessimistic and am now expecting the GOPe to succeed in denying Trump the nomination. Notice the reporting has shifted from “if he comes within 50 or 100 points of 1237, Trump gets it” to “if he’s one delegate short, it’s over for Trump”.

    I’d follow through on the threat not to vote for a non-Trump GOP candidate this time. I’m still undecided on voting Hillary, but why not at this point? No non-Trump GOP candidate could win now.


    March 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

    • If Trump comes in one-delegate short, there’s still a good chance he wins. I think that the nine delegates from Guam may support him.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 29, 2016 at 12:08 pm

  15. So would you vote for Steve King’s Democratic opponent if you lived in his district?

    I’ve thought about this, but have decided against it. If Trump doesn’t get the nom, I won’t vote for President or vote for my rep, but I will still vote for Pat Toomey for Senate against his BLM challenger.

    Otis the Sweaty

    March 29, 2016 at 11:16 am

    • “but I will still vote for Pat Toomey for Senate against his BLM challenger.”

      That’s exactly what the GOPe wants, to lose with Cruz but still retain their power in the Senate and the House.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 29, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      • But Pat Toomey is not part of the problem. He voted against the Gang of 8.

        I won’t vote for my rep but I don’t see why I shouldn’t support somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong.

        Would you refuse to vote for Jeff Sessions if you lived in AL?

        Otis the Sweaty

        March 29, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      • “I won’t vote for my rep but I don’t see why I shouldn’t support somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong.”

        Here are a few things to consider. First, politics is a business and politicians know they get elected by serving their customers. There are very, very few who won’t switch Every. Single. Position. if their customers demand it. We’ve seen plenty of candidates start out on the light side of the force only to join the Empire after a few years in office. So a candidates positions may have more to do with the demographics of the area he serves than his own true nature. The parties and politicians realize this and frequently trade votes. For example, a candidate will sometimes vote for/against a bill that he doesn’t want to in exchange for another candidate doing the same. That way they can get the same number of votes but without damaging their re-election. So they make an agreement to swap votes with someone in another district who can get by with it. So even when a candidate votes the way you want you can never really be sure.


        March 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    • Toomey still supports flooding the country with cheap labor.
      “To come here legally and work hard to build a better life, I know of some my friends, especially on the other side, are going to oppose this,” Toomey said, the Call reported. “But I will tell you if we do not raise the caps for low-skilled workers who want to come to this country then the next wave of illegal immigration is guaranteed regardless of what we do at the border.”

      Toomey introduced an amendment to QUADRUPLE to number of low-skilled worker visas. No surprise from the likes of him.


      March 29, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      • I suspect the types like Pat Toomey who are relatively tough on illegal immigration but all for legal immigration largely just want to get on the cheap labor gravy train without having to run the risk of being punished for illegally hiring illegal immigrants. They see less scrupulous employers getting ahead by hiring cheap immigrants, want some of that themselves, but don’t want to break the law. So they want to channel the illegal immigrants into legal immigration — cutting off the advantage businesses willing to break the law get and spreading the cheap labor around for more law-abiding companies. The Chamber of Commerce-Tea Party coalition conservatives like Toomey are the lowest of the low.


        March 29, 2016 at 6:58 pm

  16. Maybe more palatable as #TrumpOrProtestWriteIn … ” let the world know that if the GOPe steals the nomination from Trump, we will note vote for any Republicans down-the-line to punish them, voting write-in as necessary”. Many will revolt at the idea of pulling the lever for HRC and her buddies.

    Greg Pandatshang

    March 29, 2016 at 11:17 am

  17. Hah! Now Corey Lewandowski has been charged with battery for that assault that never happened. This is so incredibly transparent. The globalists are desperate. Trump is the man.

    Andrew E.

    March 29, 2016 at 11:25 am

  18. I remember the Goldwater campaign, in which this same phonomenon occurred. The Republican Crust would rather have a Democrat than the ‘wrong sort’ of Republican, for what ought to be obvious reasons.

    Tiomoid of Angle

    March 29, 2016 at 11:35 am

  19. Lion, why do you support trump? Have you ever explained in full?

    Trump curious

    March 29, 2016 at 11:39 am

    • Because of the symbolism of voting for him, and because I genuinely believe that he has 1950s values.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 29, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      • In the 1950s there were no safe spaces and transgenderphobia was rampant. It was absolutely horrifying!

        Lewis Medlock

        March 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      • Cheating on his wife, cursing up a storm, marrying nude models–the 1950s were more wild than most realize!


        March 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      • The country has almost been destroyed, Trump is the only hope to stop third world low IQ immigration, endless wars, international bulling and global destabilization. It’s not just America’s fate that is in balance – it’s the world.

        What 1950s values?


        March 29, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      • “because I genuinely believe that he has 1950s values”

        No way. For one thing, in the 1950s were prominent politicians often on wife #3?


        March 29, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      • There is no way to go back to the 1950s.

        The civil rights movement in the 1960s fundamentally changed America.

        Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 (legalized oral contraceptives) fundamentally changed America.

        There is no way back to the values of the 1950s. America has changed.


        March 29, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      • The symbolism of voting for him is that America is a prole idiocracy willing to trust a C-list reality TV star with nuclear weapons.

        Mr Do

        March 29, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      • 1. The Apprentice is an A-list reality show.
        2. I trust Trump more than Cruz or Rubio.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      • The Apprentice didn’t actually get very good ratings. It did in its first season, but then took a giant nose-dive. This is why it never comes up these days. Very few people actually watched the show.


        March 29, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      • “The civil rights movement in the 1960s fundamentally changed America.”

        So did urban riots, the Black Panthers, affirmative action, handcuffing the cops, dumbing down education, and promoting radical egalitarianism. All of these things (and more) fundamentally changed America–for the worse.

        Lewis Medlock

        March 30, 2016 at 10:37 am

  20. Why would GOPe care? They miss out on some patronage jobs under HRC, but it’s still a better financial outcome for them than MAGA.

    Best: President Ryan/Kasich et al – GOPe maintains $ status quo. + exec branch patronage jobs.
    OK: President HRC – GOPe maintains $ status quo.
    Worst: MAGA – GOPe has to find a real job.


    March 29, 2016 at 11:43 am

  21. OT:

    Atwater Evasion Video – Senator Ted Cruz Dodges Answering Questions About Infidelity…

    “When infidelities are discovered:

    • Hide the spouse • Take her off the trail • Block contact • Delete Social Media • Present female spokesperson as intercepting agent for candidate • Keep interceptor with candidate at all times • Deny • Deny • Deny…. until denial is no longer a plausible option:”

    Nedd Ludd

    March 29, 2016 at 11:48 am

  22. Great idea. Thumbs up Brah.

    GOPe must be punished.

    on the street and in the air

    March 29, 2016 at 12:49 pm

  23. Sorry, not a fan of suicide pacts. While Trump isn’t Hitler/Stalin/Mao, he isn’t Regan/Washington/Lincoln either. This cult of personality needs to get some perspective.

    Half Canadian

    March 29, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    • There is no cult of personality. It isn’t about Trump. None of us give a shit about Trump. We think he is a jackass.

      The Trump movement is about 3 things:
      1. Getting rid of immigrants
      2. Destruction of Liberalism
      3. Destruction of Conservatism

      Trump is the ONLY candidate who gets us on that path. The only one. Period, full stop, end of story. It is Trump or no one.

      Now, maybe the situation will be different in 2020, but right now Trump is the only game in town. Anybody who doesn’t see that is either being deliberately obtuse or is simply too stupid to breathe.

      Otis the Sweaty

      March 29, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      • Trump isnt going to get rid of any significant portion of immigrants. He’s just going to move people from the illegal immigrant column to legal immigrant column

        Lloyd Llewellyn

        March 29, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      • Right, and for that commenter above worried about the nukes, keeping your finger off the button is ridiculously easy, anyone can do it.


        March 29, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      • America is not a dictatorship, Otis. A president cannot single-handedly “get rid” of untold millions of residents and destroy two ideologies. Even Stalin couldn’t do that.


        March 29, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      • bingo. otis the sweaty gets it. none of us give a shit about trump. if anything a lot of us are probably begging for a similarly monied and vocal candidate who isn’t as much of a jackass. trump is just the first step to getting rid of all that ails us – and, as otis said, those things as of now are predominantly liberalism, conservatism, and immigration/immigrationism.

        james n.s.w

        March 30, 2016 at 10:55 pm

  24. Looks like Trump has blown a nomination that should never have been lost.

    Mark Caplan

    March 29, 2016 at 1:13 pm

  25. So the “Trump Campaign Manager Arrested for Battery” (an objectively absurd event) is headline news on Drudge, Yahoo, CNN, Google News and Fox News SIMULTANEOUSLY. Yet none of these outlets headlined the Cruz infidelity story. This, my friends, is how the game gets played.


    March 29, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    • Cruz infidelity has no details. There’s nothing beyond rumor.
      The Trump campaign manger story has names, video, etc. Lots of details.

      Half Canadian

      March 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm

  26. People are never going to vote for Hillary, and the GOPe wouldn’t care if they did anyway. Just more “proof” that the GOP needs to support Hillary’s mass migration and amnesty plans if they “want to win”. A more promising tact would be calling for Trump supporters to boycott the election. Not only would that scare the elites more, it would also have the benefit of conditioning our people for the battles to come (if we can’t win this cycle, the Presidency is pretty much over and all effort needs to be transferred towards devolution and secession).


    March 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm

  27. Lion, you’re assuming the GOPe fundamentally cares if a Democrat is elected.

    If HRC is pres., nothing changes for the elites, corporations, and donors who own both political parties. And it just gives the Conservative Inc. the chance to fire up the ole mailer service to full blast to send to all the rubes and Mormons.


    March 29, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    • They care if you vote Democratic down-the-line.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      • Yes but the logic of that presents another option; write in, or 3rd Party. Enough votes for neither of the two parties forces them to think about what they need to do differently. A big Democratic win in 2012 had the Republicans double down on amnesty and immigration. Obviously voting third party guarantees a Democratic win just as much as voting Democrat does, but the lesson learned is different.

        Mike Street Station

        March 29, 2016 at 4:39 pm

  28. I would actually vote for Bernie Sanders over a GOPe candidate. Not only as a protest, I agree with a few of his issues such as (like Trump) his opposition to the TPP.

    On the other hand, I will not vote for Hillary under any circumstance. If it is Hillary VS GOPe I would throw away my vote on a third party candidate.

    Jay Fink

    March 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    • I’m there with you. I may disagree with Sander’s approach, but I don’t think he’s corrupt. Hillary is corrupt, and incompetent.

      Half Canadian

      March 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      • Sanders is genuine in a way that Trump and Clinton aren’t. The main knocks against him are his position on immigration and his poor political skills.

        Lloyd Llewellyn

        March 29, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      • What kills me about Sanders is that he used to be against illegal immigration. He saw it as lowering wages for working class individuals. But he had to drop that position in order to run for the Democratic ticket.

        Half Canadian

        March 30, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      • Was he ever against immigration or did he just acknowledge that it drives down wages? You can acknowledge the negative effects of immigration while still supporting it. I think he just hates and resents white Christians like almost every other liberal jewish person. And he’s still at worst the second best candidate. That’s how dysfunctional our political culture is.

        Lloyd Llewellyn

        March 31, 2016 at 8:37 pm

  29. If Trump loses the nomination, I do swear I will henceforth tell all subsequent Republicans who want my vote “sure, if you give me $100”. Furthermore, should any TV team or suchlike ask me by the polling station I will proudly say, “I used to vote Republican until they got rid of Trump, now I vote straight Democrat. Long live Hillary! She’s the best!”

    I’ll make exceptions to some of these terms if Trump runs as third party.


    March 29, 2016 at 3:44 pm

  30. If Trump gets robbed, I am going to vote democrat every election for years to come.

    If conservatives are going to be losers, I am joining the winning team. I’ll gladly put anti-trump cucks on traincars to anti-racist re-education camps where they are laughed at for not having ivy league degrees, while I enjoy my upper crust lifestyle as a democrat and winner in our new brazil style country, and I have no problem acknowledging my inherent racism and privilege, they are just words. Maybe I’ll get myself a nice reform jew wife or an asian with an ivy league degree, a good consulting job, and take my place as part of the ruling elite, and enjoy all the fine cuisine options you dont get in flyover country.

    Republicans are choosing to be losers, I, like Trump, have never gone into lose in anything in my life. Bye bye.


    March 29, 2016 at 4:20 pm

  31. Lion is forgetting what he said about the Supreme Court, that a Rodham-Clinton win would mean a leftist court for the next few decades.

    (Do Trump supporters really want a conservative Supreme Court? Don’t Trump people love eminent domain and labor unions?)

    Presumably Lion thinks only Trump can beat Hilary, but there’s no reason beyond “gut-feeling” to think that. Trump has tremendous negatives.


    March 29, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    • Notice how the GOPe seem to not care if Hillary wins and appoints leftist justices. It shows they really don’t care about it and just use it for votes. Their lives won’t change at all if another Breyer is appointed.


      March 29, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      • Trump’s nomination would threaten the existence the Republican Party as we know it. Like most, the GOPe cares about itself. Hundreds of million dollar careers depend on it, which matters far more (to them) than some Supreme Court decision in the future.


        March 29, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      • I could see the GOPe not only get behind Hillary (against Trump or even Cruz) but secretly be enthusiastic about her. She favors Wall Street bailouts and she is a neocon “regime change” hawk.Plus she favors immigration reform.

        Jay Fink

        March 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      • Anybody, be they establishment GOP types or alt-right types, who threatens to vote for the Democrats if their candidate fails to get nominated, is either bluffing or indicating they don’t care about the Presidency and Supreme Court going to the lefties. I certainly hope all such people are bluffing.


        March 29, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    • “(Do Trump supporters really want a conservative Supreme Court? Don’t Trump people love eminent domain and labor unions?)”

      I don’t think most of them know what eminent domain is. They probably do support unions, though.


      March 29, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      • I don’t know why people think that eminent domain isn’t conservative. The Founders specifically allowed it in the Constitution.

        It probably comes form crazy libertarians who think that public schools are unconstitutional and that without government private industry would build highways on its own.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 29, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      • “It probably comes form crazy libertarians who think that public schools are unconstitutional and that without government private industry would build highways on its own.”

        I wish the govt hadn’t built all the expressways. Maybe our lives wouldn’t revolve around the car.

        This country did well with interurbans and streetcars, although streetcars did run people over.


        March 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      • C’mon Lion. There’s no way the Founders thought that our government should be able to force a private party to sell his property to another private party. We’re not talking about building roads and schools here.

        March 30, 2016 at 12:27 am

      • They were concerned about just compensation for the party who had his property taken, they assumed the state had a valid reason for paying for it.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 30, 2016 at 12:34 am

      • “they assumed the state had a valid reason for paying for it.” They didn’t just assume, they wrote “for public use” right there in the text of the Constitution. As Justice O’Connor stated in her dissent, Kelo “effectively delete[s] the words ‘for public use’ from the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment.”

        March 30, 2016 at 11:12 am

      • That’s like arguing that the Second Amendment only applies to state militias.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 30, 2016 at 11:26 am

  32. Nobody’s “stealing” anything. Unless he hits that magic number (1.237), a convention fight is fair game.


    March 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm

  33. Check out this brutal assault!! Trump’s war on women!!!

    War on Mexicans, Muslims, Women!!!!

    Even Republicans are going full SJW in outrage over this.

    Police Charge Corey Lewandowski with Misdemeanor Battery Against Michelle Fields


    March 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm

  34. I’ll gladly vote for Hillary if the steal the election from Trump. The GOP under neoconservative rule has been a nightmare anyway. Trickle down economics doesn’t work, their foreign policy is a disaster and they’ll take your civil liberties away if they get the chance. The ONLY reason I have stayed loyal to the Republicsns was for holding out hope that they would do more to stop illegal immigration. If they do away with Trump it will be crystal clear that it’s not going to happen and the party is irredeemably cuckolded. At that point what the hell difference does it make. At least the Dems will avoid useless wars and keep the undesirable populations low via accessible and affordable family planning.


    March 29, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    • Clinton AND a republican congress. That’d probably be even better than a Trump presidency.

      Lloyd Llewellyn

      March 29, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      • Clinton is evil. NEVER.

        Andrew E.

        March 30, 2016 at 9:06 am

  35. Trump is the only one who sounds like a regular human being and not a machine with a pack of standard responses.

    Even when I don’t agree with him I like that he’s calling it like he sees it. He’s not a robot like Rubio and Hillary.

    I think Bernie Sanders has a little of this quality as well. Compared to the usual suspects anyway.


    March 29, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    • Trump sounds like he has Tourette’s to me. Regular human beings are generally capable of answering questions with clear answers, not rambling for five minutes about China and how great they are.


      March 29, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      • Yeah, we all prefer interviews like “Immigration? … (under breath) searching …. searching … found 1012 results … orient towards camera … (more loudly) Let me tell you about my bipartisan work in Congress regarding immigration, {FIRST_NAME}, and our scheme to empower American employers and workers. Gobble gobble gobble … My name is FOAM B, I mean MARCO RUBIO! Don’t forget to donate, uh vote!”

        Remember how this all started? Apart from his other virtues, Trump was and is the only viable candidate, simply because the media couldn’t cow him and make him dance to their tune. Imagine the 2016 primaries without Trump. At about this point, ¡Jeb! would be preparing an easy lay up for Clinton. “H-hey everybody, we’re down in the polls so please donate so we can beat the Democrats in the most important election ever. And when you exit, get another guac bowl (laughter) please clap (delirious canned applause).”


        March 30, 2016 at 3:30 am

  36. Once again Trump sounds weak on visa abuse at the town hall tonight. Some farmer whined about needing his cheap foreign labor and Trump said they’d be able to come in on visas and he “wouldn’t be affected.”


    March 29, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    • Why? Work visa for seasonal workers isn’t a bad idea.


      March 30, 2016 at 7:54 am

      • Once the American citizen unemployment rate is 0%, sure.


        March 30, 2016 at 3:48 pm

  37. The GOP is going to win no mafter who their nominee is, unless Obama magically causes North Korea to collapse or Assad abdicates because of US pressure.

    My point is – the Republicans are going to win. None of them are going to vote for hillary over the Republican.

    Paul Rise

    March 29, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    • Excepting a third party, some might just stay at home and mow the lawn instead of voting.


      March 30, 2016 at 3:31 am

  38. Thing is, if the GOP isn’t going to be anti immigration, we really are better off under the Democrats. Democrats mean:

    1. at least lip service to those of us in the workforce as opposed to unapologetically screwing us over
    2. Higher taxes on the ultra rich
    3. at least lip service to our civil liberties, as opposed to an unapologetic surveillance state
    4. More abortions and birth control for NAMs
    5. at least lip service to reigning in the excesses of Wall Street, as opposed to an unapologetic celebration of them
    6. more BLM hysteria, which predominantly hurts blacks themselves (unfortunate) and liberal whites at universities and in gentrifying neighborhoods (very fortunate)
    7. more divisions between different minority communities and even between white liberals themselves, as they don’t have any idiot SoCon boogeyman to run against
    8. More anger and frustration and greater racial consciousness from real Americans

    Otis the Sweaty

    March 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    • Basically, what you want is liberalism but with more racism. So basically… bring back George Wallace?


      March 30, 2016 at 12:57 am

      • The alt-right isn’t against socialism/welfare state/big government. The alt-right just wants the state to protect and to redistribute wealth to white men instead of various minorities.


        March 30, 2016 at 9:45 am

    • And remember, the GOP is full of low IQ losers and proles. The democrats WIN. Don’t people want to win?
      If the GOPe throw out Trump and give up on immigration, it’s better to be in the pro-immigration party that wins.


      March 30, 2016 at 1:16 am

    • How about this as a platform within the system we have. I would be for much more radical changes than the below, but some of the below would even be hard to do, anti-immigration party, both legal and illegal. or maybe only letting in white immigrants only.

      2 Kick out illegals

      3. Free association-which means restrictive clause and discrimination is ok.

      4. progressive tax structure or total reform of the tax system. A complete change of the tax system is fantasy land at this time. Keep estate tax.

      5. Trump’s trade views

      6.single payer system or even just the govt buying health policies for the percent who can’t afford it, but no hybrid system like now.

      7. Reform of schools and credentialing so the many people who shouldn’t go to college stop wasting money on college. I would like to rethink school from 1-16. Maybe we stop govt from taking money to pay for public schools–fantasy at this time.

      8. I don’t want corporations controlling everything. Workers’ protections would still be in place along with pollution controls.


      March 30, 2016 at 1:38 am

    • Many of the European nationalist parties (FN, Finns, Sweden Democrats, Danish People’s Party) run a similar platform that is nationalist and anti-immigration but also pro-welfare state and pro-worker, unfortunately the MSM over there has totally brainwashed everyone by hammering that those parties are the most extreme right-wing evil racists who have lived since Hitler.


      March 30, 2016 at 8:44 am

    • Your no. 3 — higher taxes on the ultra-rich has never happened even when the Dems had the presidency and both houses of congress. The ultra-rich control the Dems.


      March 30, 2016 at 11:03 am

  39. Any thoughts on the Supreme Court split decision (sans Scalia) on union dues collection, Lion?

    One thing that really bothered me in a couple of different jobs was being forced to pay union dues to unions that did nothing for me. In one case, my job was “unionized,” so I experienced life before and after unionization. The new union quickly started taking credit for things (like our health coverage) that we already had. It was very slimy. In both jobs, my unions negotiated contracts that resulted in small pay raises. They also created another layer of bureaucracy. Weirdly, the unions didn’t seem to do anything to fight for employee job security. What good is a pay raise if you’re laid off?


    March 30, 2016 at 2:19 am

  40. lion, good try but the GOPe would *prefer* hillary over trump because hillary is also part of the corporate system.


    March 30, 2016 at 3:05 am

  41. If Trump is short 100 delegates but 4 million votes and 500 delegates ahead of Cruz, no way they give it to Cruz. Remember the GOPe does not like him either.

    And I think Cruz in the end would support Trump over Kasich or Ryan. Cruz hates the GOPe right back.

    As for polls, they are all over the place now and not reliable. Demographics and hunches have outperformed polls so far.


    March 30, 2016 at 6:11 am

  42. Trump is a mench! Simply the best!

    ‘The problem is everybody dumps people when there’s a sign of political incorrectness,” the Republican presidential hopeful said. “It would be so easy for me to terminate this man, ruin his life, ruin his family–He’s got four beautiful children in New Hampshire–ruin his whole everything and say, ‘You’re fired.” Okay, I’ve fired many people, especially on ‘The Apprentice.’”

    But he added, “I stick up for people when they’re right.”

    Trump’s rivals did not feel the same. Both Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who were questioned separately at the CNN town hall, said they would have fired Lewandowski.’

    Lion, I don’t understand how you could’ve ever imagined that we would ever vote for Clinton! Trump or death! I love his hair. Anybody has hair like this? Full head of hair is a sign of vitality. The BEST!


    March 30, 2016 at 8:39 am

    • I say you should vote for Trump, and vote Democratic DOWN THE LINE if the GOPe steals the nomination from him.

      Knowing this reaction in ADVANCE will will cause the GOPe to want to do the right thing and support the front-runner.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 30, 2016 at 8:57 am

  43. […] too bad that my #TrumpOrDemocrat hashtag didn’t catch on. If the GOPe could be convinced that large numbers of Republican Trump supporters […]

  44. Trump just said something stupid about abortion, which he promptly recanted.

    So stupid. More and more I am seeing that he is not a serious candidate for President.


    March 30, 2016 at 8:13 pm

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