Lion of the Blogosphere

How Trump gets #NeverTrump TrueCons to vote for him in November

Just talk about the liberal justices Hillary would appoint to the Supreme Court. Easy peasy.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 4, 2016 at 7:19 pm

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  1. Hope you’re right.

    Black Death

    May 4, 2016 at 7:21 pm

  2. They don’t care about liberal justices! They care about “muh Conservatism”. It isn’t about policy, it’s about identity.

    They won’t vote for Trump and I don’t want their votes. Death to conservatism!

    Lets lose in November, let Hil eat the recession and then win with Trump in 2020.

    Otis the Sweaty

    May 4, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    • Real conservatism means actually conserving a culture.
      For that we need actual borders, deportation of foreign nationals, enforcement of laws, jobs for people in America, and real protection for middle-class values. ‘Conservatism’ that is about ideological purity has missed the boat entirely and mislabels what conservatism is truly about.

      Yes, hard Constitutional rights of the people and limitations on government should be protected. But far more important are the soft and implied values of the social contract, which has been shredded by the political elite for the last century to consolidate their wealth and power. We’re tearing it up and going back to basics. Americans first.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      May 4, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      • Conservatism *only* means something when it means conserving a PEOPLE and their culture.

        When it is disembodied and becomes about conserving an “ideology” or “principles” that’s when you know it’s crooked and aims to sell the country out.


        May 4, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      • I agree with you, I just phrased it that way because culture and people are indistinguishable.

        Panther of the Blogocube

        May 6, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      • I copied your comment and emailed it to a friend who supported Cruz.


        May 6, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    • When was the last time someone who lost the presidency running on a major party ticket returned to win the presidency later on? Nixon. And this was almost 50 years ago. American politics isnot too kind to presidential nominees who lose. If Trump doesn’t win this November the cause he represents will be represented by someone else in 4 years. He isn’t likely to run 3rd party and win in 2020. People will want someone who can win. They’ll think “if Trump is electable, why didn’t he win in 2016?” This year the Republican party’s voter’s anger found it’s expression in Donald Trump. But he was just a vehicle. The voters won’t be loyal to him personally.

      And anyway, Otis, I thought you believed Trump could win in November? Isn’t he supposed to replace the trucon supporters he’s losing with white blue-collar Reagan Democrats?


      May 4, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      • I don’t think he can win with the economy as good as it is and Obama being so popular.

        In the long run, the TruCons are going to vote the same as us reactionaries simply out of sheer survival. In multikult, 21st century America everybody is going to vote based on race and nothing else. Even todays current SWPLs will all be voting GOP in 30 years.

        Otis the Sweaty

        May 5, 2016 at 10:49 am

  3. They voted for McCain, the man who sang “bomb Iran” to the tune of a Beach Boys song. They voted for Romney, a vulture capitalist who gave up a few weeks before the election.

    But they won’t vote for Trump? That’s where they draw the line in the sand?


    May 4, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    • It’s more about power and social standing with them. McCain and Romney didn’t threaten the DC lobbyist/consultant status hierarchy; Trump does.


      May 4, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    • But they won’t vote for Trump?

      Many Republican voters stayed home in 2008 and 2012. They need to be courted by Trump to turnout.

      The pundits on the other hand are irrelevant losers; and with capitulation of establishment pols like Priebus, McConnell, Ayotte others to Trump CLIMP are irrelevant outsiders because Trump has taken over the GOPe minus large portions of CLIMP. Even many on CLIMP will eventually yield to Trump once they realize how replaceable they are.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      May 4, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    • Yeah, I totally don’t get that. They held their noses and compromised “muh principles” twice, but now it’s impossible? Why? Every reason I ever heard for cons to vote for McCain or Romney applies to Trump.


      May 4, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      • Exactly. If you think about it, Romney and Trump, on the issues, are almost identical RINOS. As far as political platforms go, it’s about 90% the same. The real problem is that it’s a matter of class, Trump is vulgar and uncouth. Romney has good hair. It’s about SWPLs hating Proles. Trump is a Prole with a billionaire wallet.

        Mike Street Station

        May 5, 2016 at 6:31 am

      • Trump might be a prole, but his children aren’t “proles” to many readers of this blogopshere.

        Trump is more elite than Romney, because of his de facto Manhattan situs. The same applies to his children, and more so, because they come across as “SWPLs”.

        Who gives a F#ck if you’re a SWPL in New England? Only the Romneys!


        May 5, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      • Mike SS –
        ” The real problem is that it’s a matter of class, ”

        I agree. This is one of my problems with Trump (my other problem is a suspicion that he’s not honest about clamping down on the border).
        On the other hand, I can get over the Trump’s crass nature.

        Half Canadian

        May 5, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      • I might add that Romney (or mormons more generally) tend to fit the prole demo more than swpl. I mean Romney became a grandpa before 50. That’s pretty prole.


        May 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    • Thanks I’ll field that question since I am the person you are talking about.

      I didnt vote for McCain since I dont think he should be President. Too enchanted with his own maverickyness.
      I did vote for Romney who is a decent guy and has exactly the right kind of skills to fix all the issues the country has. He can actually read a spreadsheet and unlike Obama he isnt numerically illiterate.

      I have no intention of voting for Trump. I dont intent to compromise my values to benefit him. If he was President he would be a horrible exemplar. “Cracker culture” embodied in the POTUS; you might as well nominate a vulgarian rapper.

      Trump will lose in humiliating fashion. Frankly we should all get as far away as possible so that they cant position his stink as the country repudiating conservatism and the Republican party.


      To answer HS question on the SCOTUS
      1. we dont believe Trump will be elected so you are offering a meaningless bargaining chip
      2. no one believes that President Comacho will nominate decent people anyway

      Frankly the best course right now is to donate to Hillary now to buy her to the center. Thats one of her few appealing features is that she can be bought- so hopefully major GOP donors are lining up to do that.

      Beyond that we are heading into a 2017 recession anyway so HRC presidency tanks, the Tea Party bails the country out (again) in the mid terms and we have some reasonable people take over in 2020.

      And Trump is found dead in Mary Kate Olsons bed.

      Lion of the Turambar

      May 5, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      • > “no one believes that President Comacho will nominate decent people anyway”

        Trump has given specific examples of people he considers to be reasonable Supreme Court nominations. Care to explain how they’re anywhere near as bad as the Warren Court II we all know Hillary would bring about? And that would inflict continuing damage on America for decades, not just till 2020 or 2024.

        Hillary is also aggressively pushing for more low-skill immigration at a time when the EU is conceding that their negative impact is on the order of 250k Euros per person ( ). This would also inflict damage past 2020/2024.

        Care to explain how you can “buy” Hillary away from either of these? If not, what the hell is the point of donating to her?

        No, I don’t like Trump’s style, either. But, as the saying goes, if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Trump stops the digging. Hillary is not the demonic entity from the ninth circle of Hell that some unhinged people depict her as, but she would keep digging. (Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio would also keep digging, of course.)


        May 5, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      • Romney who is a decent guy and has exactly the right kind of skills to fix all the issues the country has.

        Sure, he was a decent guy. But he did NOT have the skills to fix the issues the country has. Most notably, he did not have the skill to get elected. He also did not have the combative nature – the belly-fire – the desire to win – needed to fix the country. He would shrink from the confrontation required just like he shrank from making any hard-hitting criticisms of Obama during his campaign.

        I dont intent to compromise my values to benefit him.

        Meh. If you voted for Romney then you compromised your values already.

        they cant position his stink as the country repudiating conservatism and the Republican party.

        The country SHOULD repudiate conservatism* and the Republican party. They are useless. They have done nothing but surrender to the Democrats for 30 years.

        * I.e., the fake conservatism advanced and approved by National Review and similar clowns.


        May 6, 2016 at 9:26 am

      • Trump is a non-entity. He isnt a member of any political party so a vote for Trump represents a vote for nothing.

        You can talk about repudiating the Republican party but in reality they are the ones who are going to be in office and holding the country together long after Trump has lost and he is done blaming other people for his failures and he is the new face of Trump El Pollo Loco or some other one of his typical absurdities.

        There is no “Trumpism” and no Trumpism Congressmen and governors because there is no Trumpism. Its just a personality cult organized around the tribal Chief Big Man.

        There is a Tea Party and they are the ones we are going to have to county on in 2018 to hold the country together.

        Lion of the Turambar

        May 6, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      • Voting for Trump sends a HUGE message to the elite, that we don’t want immigration and we especially don’t want more Muslim immigration.

    • We should bomb Iran with those huge titanium rods that cleanly obliterate everything. McCain being a hawk was what made him appealing.


      May 5, 2016 at 8:10 pm

  4. trump in 2020?!!? he’ll be like 74, no way is he going to run again.

    james n.s.w

    May 4, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    • Being married to Melania makes you feel a lot younger.

      Jokah Macpherson

      May 4, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    • he’ll be like 74, no way is he going to run again.

      He might. Reagan was the same age in 1984.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      May 4, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      • And Bernie is that age right now.

      • Trump’s father lived to be 93, his mother lived to be 88.

        Trump has the energy level of a 14 year old who injects caffeine.

        He’s not some laid back, horse ranch loving Ronald Reagan.

        Check out these fossils in the Senate:

        6 are in their 80s!!!

        18 are in their 70s!


        May 5, 2016 at 5:51 am

      • Why do we have a Senate? We should abolish it. It’s like the house of Lords.


        May 5, 2016 at 11:35 am

      • And Bernie is that age right now.

        And Reagan was in the early stage of Alzheimer’s at that age. Trump shows no signs of mentally slowing down compared to where he was in his 50s.

        Why do we have a Senate? We should abolish it.

        It would replaced with something worse.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 5, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      • “Why do we have a Senate?”

        A small powerful group like that makes is much easier for donors to control the country.


        May 5, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      • “It would replaced with something worse.”

        Such as?


        May 6, 2016 at 8:14 pm

  5. Well that was quick.

    Now that he’s the presumptive GOP nominee, he just flip-flopped his position on the minimum wage. By the time the election rolls around he’ll be ready to nominate Obama to the Supreme Court.

    What was that you said again about Conservatives supporting him?


    May 4, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    • There’s nothing wrong with raising the minimum wage by a bit. Businesses should pay a living wage with healthcare, otherwise the employee is actually being subsidized by the taxpayer.

      • I prefer minimum wage increases be implemented by immigration restriction.


        May 4, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      • A true American strives for maximum wage and opportunity, not minimum wage. America doesn’t need it. Agree with map here. The concept has its place, but not here. Minimum wage is for losers, America is for winners and should become a winner again.

        74 isn’t necessarily too old – it depends on the person. In India a maharaja used to ride through the streets of the city once a year while publicly masturbaring. As long as he could do, he stayed in power. Trump should have another baby and he will totally awe the country – lock, stock and barrel. Everyone from NAMs to evangelicals will be knocked out.


        May 5, 2016 at 7:24 am

      • Does it matter that NAMs get a living wage vs a minimum wage?

        It doesn’t change a darn thing. Kanye West spends money on junk like tomorrow, the same goes for his poorer brothers in the inner city hood.

        Taxpayers subsidize everything as it seems. Just working in NYC with a taxable income, means you have to put in a lot of money into a slush fund for local and state bureaucratic workers (which also includes law enforcement).


        May 5, 2016 at 9:14 am

      • America has become a land for most losers and a few winners.

        Anyone who wants to live the Manhattan life, either inherits wealth, gets a high paying job, and in many instances, rich kids are the only ones who can afford to work and pay to play in Manhattan.


        May 5, 2016 at 10:03 am

      • NYC is awash in cash. It’s not real America. Obviously, subsidizing all these retards isn’t what a person is supposed to work for. I mean, this is crazy, like give me 50 cents on the dollar for retards. Yeah, right. Who is stupid to do so?


        May 5, 2016 at 11:01 am

      • Yakov, public masturbation is vulgar and immoral. Aren’t you Orthodox? And no, Donald Trump should not become a father again at age 70. He was too old to become a father again at age 60. Children are not trophies, but human beings whose needs should be taken into account when we form societal norms. Think of how old Trump would have to live to be to see this new baby even graduate from high school. Sorry, but we’d likely have a kid who loses his father before age 14. That’s a cruel thing to do to a child. And no, Trump’s billions and his power don’t compensate for everything. I’m sure baby Trump would rather have a Dad than his own floor of a building in Manhattan.

        I can’t speak for all evangelicals, but I’m not impressed with men who father children later in life. There’s more to fatherhood than sperm donation. Animals can be sperm donors (to other animals, I mean.). Why is that an achievement?


        May 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      • Yakov, you can’t even live in Manhattan on the cheap, and work off the books. That’s what the smart proles have been doing, or better, Hispanics in public housing.

        You’re a prole on the boondocks, trying to hack it with HyVak.

        You lose, according to your theory of evolutionary struggle!


        May 5, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      • @JS

        I have progeny, so I’m a winner.


        May 5, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      • @Js, I’m not consumed by the envy of people living in Manhattan. I don’t think that I should be able to afford everything. It’s just fine. How many times I’ve told you to be happy with your lot?


        May 5, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      • @Maryk

        Yes, it’s vulgar, but it’s an interesting cultural fact, which illustrates that we don’t need this type of immigration. However, the virility has to do with ability to govern in a forceful manner. A cultured way for a ruler to demonstrate that he is up to the task is to have a child. I think it’s better to be born, then not to be born. So I think the age of the parents doesn’t matter. I may have more kids in a couple of years after my financial resources increase sufficiently. Ask a kid if he prefers not to be born because his father is 70? No, he likes living and doesn’t want to go back. Childbearing is a Devine commandment, but on a biological level it a survival instinct of an organism. We are complicated organisms so we have all these ideas of love, romance, etc., but at the bottom it’s about procreation and everything else is a veneer. The ones that procreate survive. Trump has excellent genes and the more little Trump’s are running around the better. Life, on the most basic level, is about spreading your genes, the next, more advanced level, is spreading your ideas. Lion needs to do a post about it.


        May 5, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      • @JS

        Process this and heal:{@a @Zaza


        May 6, 2016 at 10:41 am

      • You’re FOS, because you don’t have a normal life set out by your low standards.

        You make significantly less than $250K/year, with progeny out in the boondocks with other parochial proles.

        I see Hispanic proles who live in public housing in Manhattan, with 4 bedrooms and a few children. They live better than you. Some of their children associate with the low down SWPL kids at the public schools.


        May 6, 2016 at 10:57 am

      • @MaryK

        My grandfather was 55 when he married my grandmother, who was 18 at the time. They had six children. That’s the way things were sometimes done in the old country. I don’t know if it was a happy marriage, but my father never said more than 10 words about either of his parents. My grandmother died young, before she was 40. My grandfather made it to his late 70s. Both killed by TB. My grandfather was born in 1860.


        May 6, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      • Charlie Chaplin got married to an 18 year old when he was past fifty and had 5 kids, if I’m not mistaken. This is a perverse morality to think that old people shouldn’t have kids.


        May 7, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    • Who cares.

      Enforcing immigration laws (along with the anti-monopoly, anti-collusion laws, particularly in the medical industry), will do far more for the natural minimum wage than any federal law President Trump could sign.

      Andrew E.

      May 4, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    • What was his initial position on the minimum wage? And who cares about it one way or the other?


      May 4, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    • The only thing we care about is immigration and trade. If he flips on either of those, I turn. Otherwise, I just don’t care. Capeesh?


      May 5, 2016 at 11:36 am

    • @JS

      $250,000 yearly income is meant for the purpose of a general discussion, not for the purpose of analyzing my finances. You and Shiva seem to have a hard time processing this. It’s about America, not about me. Try processing this.


      May 6, 2016 at 12:56 pm

  6. Personally – and I know I’m not alone – I worry that violence will be the primary theme of the upcoming months. The media wants it, the left wants it. One thing’s for sure…it hasn’t peaked yet.


    May 4, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    • If the Left wants it they have short memories; see 1968.


      May 5, 2016 at 2:38 am

      • Different demographics from 1968 may mean that the leftist-initiated violence could be a net plus for the democrats. Don’t forget that the left-wing vermin in the media will try to blame Trump and his supporters for the violence. It’s transparently fraudulent but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a successful strategy.

        Lewis Medlock

        May 5, 2016 at 11:39 am

    • I agree.


      May 5, 2016 at 7:38 am

  7. “Just talk about the liberal justices Hillary would appoint to the Supreme Court. Easy peasy”

    Yes, that’s all Trump needs to do. Just ask President Rudy Giuliani. That’s how he won in 2008.


    May 4, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    • Giuliani never won the Republican nomination.

    • Guliany appeared in drag – he never stod a chance. I mean what normal man would vote for a guy who does this? Nobody. Trump will annihilate Hillary, totally destroy her. Wait and you’ll see. I like it how he slaughtered Cruz and Kasich tigether. What’s Jeb doing now? Maybe writing a book. He is sooooo stupid. If Jeb whites a book it’s gonna be a riot. He may just do it. Here is a good name for him: ‘An Act of Love’. A moron.

      Maryk, are you gonna vote for the winer?


      May 4, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      • Hillary will be the winner. Maybe Sanders can even surprise her.

        But Trump will not win the presidency, period!


        May 5, 2016 at 9:19 am

      • I won’t vote for someone just because that person is likely to win – not that I think Trump is going to win. I vote whatever way I think is best. Being on the losing team doesn’t worry me. The Republican’s voters can dislike me. It’s when God dislikes me that I’ll worry.

        I understand your support for Trump, Yakov. I just don’t think his election would be a good thing for the Republican party or conservatism or America. But I won’t demonize people who support him. There will be other elections after this one. The world isn’t going to end regardless of who wins. Ultimately, America will be what the American people decide to make it. If they want to “make America great again” they don’t need Donald Trump to do it. And no “establishment”, Republican or Democrat, can stop them.


        May 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      • @Maryk

        Americans don’t control their destiny – elite do. Trump is our last chance. Vote Trump or lose the country try.


        May 5, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      • Hillary will be the winner. Maybe Sanders can even surprise her.

        But Trump will not win the presidency, period!

        Here are similar quotes from your fellow Trump-phobics:


        May 5, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      • “I just don’t think his election would be a good thing for the Republican party or conservatism or America.”

        What would be good for “conservatism” other than Trump? Every other Republican candidate who supports society-degrading globalist neoliberal economic policy and meek complicity in mass immigration and social progressivism? What is any other Republican candidate supposed to DO to improve the country if you care about traditional values and strong, cohesive society? Because they haven’t done it yet. Trump is at least, possibly, maybe a hopeful step in the right direction. This is beyond what any other Republican promises.


        May 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    • Maryk has been supporting losers all this time, with moments of celebratory jubilee. What about the Gotlieb the Aflac duck for vice president? He and Trump make a great tag team. I don’t he has a bone with him, so vetting him is not necessary.

      That’ll work you up like Doozy Cruzy for a moment, who has been eliminated for good!


      May 5, 2016 at 9:33 am

  8. I’m about as positive on Trump’s chances as anyone on the net and even I was convinced a few weeks ago that the globalists headwinds were so strong as to certainly force Trump to fight tooth and nail until June 7 and maybe beyond to get to 1237. And yet here he’s been able to lock it up in early May, ahead of Hillary, and begin the march to the general. I think that’s frankly astonishing and wouldn’t put anything passed him at this point.

    Andrew E.

    May 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    • It was very, very dark times a few weeks ago. The forces of evil were literally stealing entire states and it seemed like no one was up in arms, like the entire American electorate was sitting at home watching TV and being stooges.

      Fortunately, there are enough people with their eyes and ears open, but they are still afraid to speak up for fear of reprisals.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      May 4, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      • OMG! they were playing by the same rules that “super competent” Trump knew about but never bothered to read.

        NY ought to be stripped of its delegates for future primaries.

        Lion of the Turambar

        May 5, 2016 at 1:44 pm

  9. In the same way that Churchill sent supplies to Stalin in hopes of stopping Hitler and Cato allied with Pompey in hopes of stopping Caesar, conservatives who are hostile to Trump because he is a low class buffoon, supports big government and has contempt for free speech, free trade and the free market, has supported Democrats all his life, doesn’t bother to learn about the issues or even how to pronounce the words in speeches he is going to read off a teleprompter, and utters insane lies like Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the murder of JFK, have to support Trump in hopes of stopping Hillary.

    It’s a sad world.


    May 5, 2016 at 12:43 am

    • Show me a clip where Trump said “Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the murder of JFK.”


      May 5, 2016 at 2:58 am

    • Everybody supports big government now Spanky, except for the TruCons. Sorry, you lost that battle. And tell me, what GOPe person has done a lick to reduce the size of government? What, Bush? He expanded it vastly. Trump might actually be the first modern President EVER (including the sainted Reagan) to actually reduce the government. He’s already mentioned his contempt for the Dept of Education. That’s an easy place to start.

      As for free trade and free markets, these are con games. The TruCons were sold a bill of goods designed to enrich the banksters and the monitizers at the expense of just about everyone else, including national security. You can keep moaning about “muh free trade!” but free trade is for suckers. His willingness to discuss tariffs and other protective measures — the help Americans, not elites — is the best thing about him.


      May 5, 2016 at 9:26 am

      • Rhetoric is all fluff talk except in the court room!


        May 5, 2016 at 11:57 am

    • First, that’s not what Trump said at all about Cruz Sr. Second, Trump was shown video of Cruz Sr. calling Trump the devil (essentially) and asked for comment. So Trump hit back, and frankly, went easy on the old man. So you can get off your high horse.

      Andrew E.

      May 5, 2016 at 9:42 am

  10. Lion, please provide some insight. I have noticed a fair number of Jewish commentators in the media, who describe themselves as conservative but are apoplectic with indignation at Trump’s political rise. I’m thinking Michael Medved, David Brooks, Ben Shapiro, but there are no doubt many more. Can you explain how Jewish conservatism veers differently from the goyish variety. My guess is Jewish conservatives are very uncomfortable with conservative white working class values/angst and react negatively against politicians such as Trump who try to court such demographics.


    May 5, 2016 at 1:46 am

    • Prole Jews in Brooklyn and Staten Island love Trump. It’s the elite Jews who hate Trump, just like elite gentiles hate Trump.

      • Trump’s inlaws are elite Jews, the Kushners, who own a lot of NYC real estate.


        May 5, 2016 at 11:58 am

      • Proles are the NAM voters for the GOP. Readers here understand what this means!


        May 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      • I must be a prole Jew because Trump will be my favorite Presidential candidate of my lifetime.

        Jay Fink

        May 6, 2016 at 3:43 am

  11. Here’s a list of quotes from the Republican Trumpphobics.

    These people are deranged, like Otis said it’s about “identity”. They are like Republican versions of radical feminists or black lives matter extremists. They don’t care about reason and facts at this point.

    But they only get one vote each so their delusions don’t matter. They with be overwhelmed by people who didn’t even vote in 08/12 because they had no choice.

    Well they do now!


    May 5, 2016 at 6:02 am

    • I work with one of these guys. His political obsessions are 1) abortion; 2) guns; and 3) pushing social services through Christian agencies. He peddles the same nonsense Paul Ryan peddles (which was Jack Kemp’s nonsense before him) that free market economics can equalize the races. These people are delusional.


      May 6, 2016 at 8:20 pm

  12. I was going to use the opposite argument on liberals. A lot of liberals hate Hillary, but will vote for her to keep conservatives off the Supreme Court. My pitch to them is that Trump is not a movement conservative, and doesn’t even like the movement conservative elites, he will not pick conservative ideologues for the court like Cruz or Rubio would. Voting for Hillary simply to keep conservatives off the bench will be a wasted vote in this election. Trump may be the only candidate who would simply look for the most qualified and intelligent candidate, maybe someone like Richard Posner. On the other hand, knowing Trump’s love of creating spectacle and being contrary, I could easily imagine him selecting Judith Sheindlin.

    Peter Akuleyev

    May 5, 2016 at 7:21 am

  13. Most of the real world trucons will come around. It’s the loudmouths who write for NatRev, Commentary, etc., who won’t. And operatives like Liz Mair. Do people know about her? She’s beyond disgusting. A real DC insider bitch slimeball. The female Republican operatives are much more disgusting on a personal level than the female Dems. I don’t know why.


    May 5, 2016 at 7:39 am

  14. Pray that Hillary doesn’t get indicted. Because while I think Trump can beat Hillary, I don’t think he can beat Bernie.


    May 5, 2016 at 8:07 am

    • Rather, let’s hope she gets indicted AFTER she wins the nomination. But I expect that Obama won’t let that happen.

      • I dunno… if she got indicted after the nom they would figure out a way to get rid of her. Pray that she drags her diseased butt through this process. And gets indicted after the election.


        May 5, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    • Tump will smother Bernie. Bernie is completely anti-american. A revolting character. Plus he is a Jew who’d married a Catholic. Can’t get more revolting than this.


      May 5, 2016 at 11:15 am

      • Bernie’s favorite role model is Pope Francis I, whose own favorite role model seems to be Suleiman the Magnificent.

        Mark Caplan

        May 6, 2016 at 8:24 am

    • There is like a 0.1% chance of Hillary being indicted.

      Previous Secretaries of State had used private email accounts for non-classified email. The Obama administration changed some of the rules. Hillary may have violated those new rules, but that is not a criminal offense. I suppose Obama could have fired her for it, but that is about it.

      As for the “classified emails” found in her account, that is silly over classification by the CIA. The emails were not classified at the time they were sent. If there is any criminal offense in that (and it is highly unlikely that there is), it would be the person who sent the email without marking in classified that committed the crime. According to rumor almost all the retroactively classified emails were emails sent to Hillary by other government employees.

      So what are all these retroactively classified emails about? Most likely they are all about drone attacks. The CIA considers any mention of US drone attacks to be classified top secret. According to rumors the retroactively classified email include things like copies or translations of newspaper articles in Pakistan about US drone strikes and a transcript of a public speech given by then Prime Minster Tony Blair.

      Even a NYT or WP story on the drone attacks would be top secret if emailed inside the government. The fact that anyone can go to the NYT or WP website and read the story is irrelevant.

      Now can you really imagine Hillary being indicted for receiving emails containing newspaper articles that you can easily read for yourself?


      May 5, 2016 at 4:01 pm

  15. Today’s WSJ editorial says Trump was not our first choice or even our 15th choice.

    Well there were 17 candidates. This statement is vague, but it is possible there is a candidate the WSJ liked less than Trump.


    May 5, 2016 at 11:27 am

    • …but it is possible there is a candidate the WSJ liked less than Trump.

      Rand Paul.


      May 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm

  16. The #NeverTrump’ers are only worth about 3 points nationally. Even if Trump won every single #NeverTrumper he’d still be in horrendous position in the polls right now. He has got a huge gap to make up.

    Fortunately, it is against Hillary in a slowing economy, so it’s doable. Not easy, not even likely, but doable.

    Otis the Sweaty

    May 5, 2016 at 3:33 pm

  17. NeverTrumpers come in two flavors — mostly libertarian nuts with a few religious nuts thrown in. They can’t be won over. Fortunately, Trump has plenty of room to move to the center and appeal to moderate Democrats and independents who like his polices on trade and immigration.

    I actually do owe libertarian nuts some gratitude for showing me the differences between me and them. I may have libertarian tendencies and agree with them on a few things. But there’s one huge difference between us — I have sense enough to value security over liberty. I absolutely support tariffs, immigration restriction, etc. I want to punch these jackholes howling “Muh liberty!” and “Muh cunstitution!” Yeah, well, your liberty and constitution won’t mean much without a country. And neither will your religion, MaryK.


    May 5, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    • “Muh liberty!” and “Muh cunstitution!”

      That’s so funny because the Constitution gives Congress the explicit right to regulate international commerce and levy tariffs. And tariffs were how the federal government was entirely or largely funded for the first 150 years. These people need to grow up.

      Andrew E.

      May 6, 2016 at 9:18 am

      • Exactly, Andrew. Problem is we are ruled by a mandarin class which interprets the Constitution for its own shitty ends. We need to break this monopoly.


        May 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm

  18. lion, ran prieur used to write some good stuff, but his stuff on trump sucks.

    “the Republican fringe, which is now taking over the party, has given up on economics and gone back to tribalism.”

    maybe you can talk some sense into him.


    May 5, 2016 at 8:24 pm

  19. Ted Nugent speaks truth:

    At this time I do not endorse Donald Trump anymore than I endorse Ted Cruz as I admire both gentlemen.

    But these points are SO damn special!

    Obama is against Trump
    The Media is against Trump
    The establishment Democrats are against Trump
    The establishment Republicans are against Trump
    The Pope is against Trump
    The UN is against Trump
    The EU is against Trump
    China is against Trump
    Mexico is against Trump
    Soros is against Trump
    Black Lives Matter is against Trump
    MoveOn.Org is against Trump
    Koch Bro’s are against Trump
    Hateful, racist, violent Liberals are against Trump

    Bonus points

    Cher says she will leave the country
    Mylie Cyrus says she will leave the country
    Whoopi says she will leave the country
    Rosie says she will leave the country
    Al Sharpton says he will leave the country
    Gov. Brown says California will build a wall
    Sounds like the kinda president the US needs!


    May 5, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    • And from Dr Evil – Roger Stone:


      May 6, 2016 at 11:14 am

    • “And if a house gets in my way, baby
      Ya know I’ll burn it down”

      Terrible Ted, the Trump of Rock and Roll. Also, a guy who because of his politics, rarely gets the props he deserves from the Left wing rock press for helping usher in the guitar God era.

      Here’s terrible Ted in ’67. The same year as Hendrix’s first album. Very heavy for the time.


      May 6, 2016 at 8:14 pm

  20. 1. We should spread the meme – which is actually plausible – that President Hillary will nominate Barak Hussein Obama to the Supremes at some point in her first term.

    2. About Trump’s style, I’m over that. This is not a question of style but of national survival. As it is, I think we may be past the point of no return. And if Trump is elected, the potential for revolutionary violence on the left is very great. Obama & demographics unleashed the hounds of hell. We’ll win, but a lot of innocent people will die.


    May 6, 2016 at 11:58 am

  21. Mates, just saw it and this is crazy! Is Trump gonna stop this madness?


    May 6, 2016 at 5:19 pm

  22. I’m not worried about the Trucons. I’m worried that Hillary’s forces will bait Trump into responding. There’s already an article in Gawker about this. The real life template was Hillary’s Senate race in 2000 and HRC’s surrogate Jim Carville successfully painted him as “Little Ricky.”

    Yes, I realize that Trump is not Lazio. But he’s thin skinned and he might lunge back, thus proving their contention that he’s a loose cannon. And frankly, if he goes for the bait, he deserves what he gets.


    May 6, 2016 at 8:21 pm

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