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Social conservatives warming to Trump

The NY Times reported yesterday: Social Conservatives, However Reluctant, Are Warming to the Idea of Trump.

No surprise here. I’ve been stating for quite some time that social conservatives are going to support Trump when the alternative is Hillary Clinton appointing multiple extreme-liberal Supreme Court justices. And on top of that, the Obama administration stepped in with its demand that “transgender” boys be allowed to use girls’ bathrooms in the nation’s schools.

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And in other Trump news: Model featured in Trump ‘hit piece’ slams NY Times, says her story was ‘spun.’

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 16, 2016 at 1:06 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. The number one and only concern the social conservatives should have about the Federal government is who are the SCOTUS justices. Trump has indicated in interviews that he would appoint strict constitutionalists to the court. Hillary, of course, will appoint far-left activist types to the court. There is no reason for the social conservatives to be opposed to Trump.

    Abelard Lindsey

    May 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm

  2. SoCons are not the enemy. The GOPe are not the enemy. The TruCons are the enemy. We must hage Holy Jihad against them.

    Fortunately, TruCons numbers are too marginal to hurt us against Hillary, but the CLIMPs could yet prove to be a problem. We have already brought most of the CLIMPs on board and our glorious leader is actively purging them from our party.

    Beck and Levin, however, could be a problem. They have radio shows and a lot of influence. We need to either bring them along or destroy them.

    Otis the Sweaty

    May 16, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    • This OTS comment brought to us by the Federal Bureau of Unnecessary Acronyms and the Society for Vaguely Paranoid Schizophrenic Rantings.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      May 17, 2016 at 1:27 am

    • What’s the diff between a SoCon and a TruCon in your mind? Seems to me they are all but identical.

      Tarl

      May 18, 2016 at 10:27 am

  3. For Sweaty Otis, who loves The Donald and hates Evangelicals:
    https://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/05/even-devil-polls-better.html

    Dan

    May 16, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    • I don’t hate Evangelicals. I hate Stupid Evangelicals. And I no longer see even Stupid Evangelicals as responsible for destroying America. It is the TruCons who are too blame.

      Otis the Sweaty

      May 16, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      • God loves us the way we are but loves us too much to let us stay that way. The Torah has many lessons on why the grumbling of the angry is displeasing to the God who infinitely loves us.

        good advice for performance artists

        May 17, 2016 at 12:56 am

  4. “the Obama administration stepped in with its demand that “transgender” boys be allowed to use girls’ bathrooms in the nation’s schools.”

    As Scott Adams points out, Trump literally takes both sides of an issue whenever he can. Obama handed him this one. Trump came out against the NC bathroom law a couple of weeks ago, and now he gets to say that this is going way too far. Win/win for Trump.

    I’ve commented here several times about Trump and the trans vote. It looks like I was onto something:

    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/05/16/trannies-for-trump/

    What will SJWs do once the Trump takes the focus of the culture war away from LGBT issues? All they do is split the white vote and alienate left-leaning people who might be open to common sense views on race and immigration.

    Horace Pinker

    May 16, 2016 at 3:17 pm

  5. article about this NYT article on RedState: http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2016/05/16/trump-obama-couldnt-crush-social-conservatives/

    TruCons are slowly realizing that their movement has been destroyed forever. Forget 2020 or even 2024, TruCons. Trump has annihilated you.

    Otis the Sweaty

    May 16, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    • Well, that was a fascinatingly stupid, illogical, and petulant tirade.

      Tarl

      May 19, 2016 at 4:03 pm

  6. Lion, I think you mentioned Bernie supporters might get frustrated with black voters supporting hillary. That comes out in some of the comments to this story about a black star from The Wire who assaulted some Bernie supporters.

    http://usuncut.com/news/the-wire-star-beat-up-sanders-supporters/

    Julian

    May 16, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    • Imagine if a white Trump supporter beat up someone? It would be PROOF that Trump is the next Hitler. But a Black Hillary supporter beats someone up, and nothing to see here.

      • Absolutely, if Scott Baio had assaulted a female Hillary supporter it would be seen as clear evidence that Trump and his supporters are violent misogynists.

        Julian

        May 16, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      • The problem with the Republican party is its creepy, angry, misogynistic, beta schlub image. Republicans also lack tact to further exacerbate the problem.

        Women will forgive alpha men, who are good-looking, of their wrongdoings.

        JS

        May 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

      • Any loyal subscriber of Chateau Heartiste, will tell you Paul Ryan is a beta, with his haggard wife.

        JS

        May 17, 2016 at 11:50 am

      • Any loyal subscriber of Chateau Heartiste…

        …is probably a virgin or a sexually insecure lesser beta or omega dreaming of being an Alpha.

        Rifleman

        May 17, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      • JS — Even a broken clock like you is right twice a day. But this isn’t it. As much as I despise that weasel, Paul Ryan isn’t a beta.

        http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/13/paul-ryan-high-school-prom-king-brown-noser/

        destructure

        May 17, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      • As much as I despise that weasel, Paul Ryan isn’t a beta.

        http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/13/paul-ryan-high-school-prom-king-brown-noser/

        Ha, love the 80s hair on the girls in those photos.

        Tarl

        May 18, 2016 at 10:29 am

    • The Wire cast a lot of regular people off the streets of Baltimore who never acted before. A lot of them have gotten into various kinds of trouble and when it does make the news they’re identified as Wire actors. But that guys a legitimate actor with a career both before and after the series.

      Magnavox

      May 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm

  7. Chatting with my 80+ year old mom today. She’s pretty far right, but is convinced Trump is “disgusting” towards women. I asked how so. She said “You know what Trump said about Cruz’s wife?” Anything else? “He only cares about good looking women. Like that’s all they are good for!” Examples? “Everyone knows that’s how he is!!” She got quite irritated that I even questioned her about it. She says that’s what they are saying down at the hair salon too. She never even reads the NYTimes.

    That shit sticks.

    steve@steve.com

    May 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    • What’s her views on Bill Clinton?

      Glengarry

      May 17, 2016 at 12:41 am

      • She’s rabid anti Clinton(s), and anti Obama.

        steve@steve.com

        May 17, 2016 at 9:24 am

  8. Gothamette, you’re right about the alt-right. However, they’re not just Jew-haters; they hate America and long for its destruction through multiple “secessions” and an orgiastic apocalyptic “collapse.” If they were paid agents of China and Putin they wouldn’t write any differently, and I wouldn’t be surprised if more than half of them were in fact paid agents of China and Putin.

    Garr

    May 16, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    • If they were paid agents of China and Putin they wouldn’t write any differently, and I wouldn’t be surprised if more than half of them were in fact paid agents of China and Putin.

      I doubt their being paid since both China and Russia can afford better help.

      In my view it’s good diplomacy to try to mend fences with Russia to the extent possible given how both our interests intersect. I consider Trump’s position on Russia to be another point in his favor.

      Now, while it is true Russia has legitimate grievances against both Bush 2 and Obama, and that it would be better to work with Russia than against Russia, it is still a fact Putin is a thug and endless Putin cheer-leading for everything he does is hardly ‘America First’.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      May 16, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      • Maybe you’re right, TUJ. (I should have written “orgasmic”, not “orgiastic” — oops.) By the way, I’ve enjoyed and learned from the comments you’ve left on various blogs over the past decade. I especially appreciate the way you battled swarms of Nazis on Moldbug’s site and, if I remember correctly, at Chateau Heartiste.

        Garr

        May 17, 2016 at 6:17 am

      • China would never harm America in any serious manner, given the fact that their elites have been scrambling to get their feet to all the desirable cities like the Bay Area, San Diego and New York City, because their metropolises are over-populated sh*tholes, that are not conducive to segregation between the classes.

        JS

        May 17, 2016 at 11:43 am

      • By the way, I’ve enjoyed and learned from the comments you’ve left on various blogs over the past decade.

        Thank you and please be on the lookout for a link to my now greatly delayed blog – it is not easy balancing work with blogging especially since I’ve been arranging to introduce very substantial and very unique material in the first sequence of posts.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        May 17, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  9. If Ben Carson actually leaked the list of VP nominees, it must have been part of a plan to troll the media on purpose. Anyone considering Cruz as a suitable candidate must either be joking or really hate Trump, in light of the recent NE article.

    maga

    May 16, 2016 at 6:21 pm

  10. Article on how the model coming to Trump’s defence has allowed Trump to dismiss the Times hit piece.

    http://www.channel4000.com/nation/how-donald-trump-turned-the-tables-on-the-new-york-times/11631893

    Julian

    May 16, 2016 at 7:55 pm

  11. I’ve been stating for quite some time that social conservatives are going to support Trump when the alternative is Hillary Clinton appointing multiple extreme-liberal Supreme Court justices.

    The looming sight and sound of her in the White House for four years doesn’t hurt Trump’s cause other.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    May 16, 2016 at 8:06 pm

  12. Jerry Falwell endorsed Trump months ago.

    Camlost

    May 16, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    • Franklin Graham (son of Billy) has praised Trump. Graham, as a head of a tax exempt organization, is prohibited from outright endorsing him. Evangelical kook Sarah Palin strongly endorsed Trump.

      Mark Caplan

      May 17, 2016 at 9:55 am

  13. Right now Trump is down 6. Up through the conventions I expect a process of consolidation in both parties. The lefties will come home to Hillary and the overwhelming majority of the GOP hold outs will line up behind Trump.

    The thing people forget about Trump though is that he always looks terrible in isolation and looks great when he has a foil to oppose. For a while, Ted Cruz was beating Hillary in national polls when he was the “Not Trump”. But the more people see of any given “Not Trump”, the more they grow to revile that person and the more they appreciate Trump himself.

    Same thing will happen with Trump v Hillary.

    I still think that Hillary will win the election but I think it will be close. It certainly wouldn’t shock me if Trump won but people who are predicting a Trump victory are getting just as far ahead of themselves as the delusional liberals predicting a Trump blowout.

    Otis the Sweaty

    May 16, 2016 at 9:39 pm


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