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Why you should vote for Trump

I am disappointed by some long-time blog readers who are #NeverTrumpers.

Here’s a reminder of why the mainstream media elites HATE Trump:

1. He’s opposed to immigration.

2. He’s PROLE.

3. He doesn’t follow the rules of political correctness that the mainstream leftwing media uses to control our thoughts, but that’s really part of being prole. Have you ever listened in to blue collar guys talking to each other? It’s not politically correct, I assure you.

But the mainstream leftwing media elites are not allowed to say the real reasons for hating Trump. For starters, they would never use the word prole, which admittedly is a somewhat esoteric word outside of this blog, although I believe that thanks to me it’s catching in. But they would also never describe him as LOW CLASS. It has become politically incorrect to look down on someone simply for being LOW CLASS. Instead, you must look down on them for being fat, for eating the wrong foods, for speaking in a politically incorrect manner, for not going to college.

Most of the supposed psychological faults attributed to Trump, such as “narcissism” or not being able to keep his mouth shut are just prole behaviors. HRC is just as narcissistic as Trump if not more so, but she’s better at hiding it.

There won’t be any honesty from the mainstream leftwing media about why they hate him. This month, it has been all about allegations of Trump’s sexually in appropriate behavior, but when the same behavior came out of Bill Clinton it was dismissed as either a bunch of lies created by a vast rightwing conspiracy, or as Republicans just being a bunch of prudes about sex. It’s not like Trump is running against someone who has led a pure Christian life. HRC is married to Bill which makes her a co-conspirator in everything Bill has done. And by all accounts, HRC’s private off-camera personality is truly despicable.

Given the above information above about why the mainstream media elites hate Trump, why should you allow them to influence your thinking? This is why there are those who call mainstream conservatives “cuckservatives”: because they shamelessly pander to the very leftwing media that hates them anyway and will always support Democrats no matter how politically correct the conservatives behave.

Don’t worry, the country will survive a prole politically-incorrect president. Trump is not going to start a nuclear war because he’s prole. I’d be more worried about HRC starting a nuclear war. She’s a lot more confrontational with Russia. Does’t she remember what Obama said in the debate with Mitt Romney, that the 1980s are calling and they want their foreign policy back?

But will the country survive Hillary opening the borders to (even more) mass immigration, and appointing extreme liberal justices to the Supreme Court?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 25, 2016 at 10:15 am

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  1. Those #nevertrumpers didn’t need the mainstream media to tell them to disfavor Trump, this was already internalized, for a number of reasons.

    For professional party apparatchiks his lack of a longstanding affiliation with the GOP and his harsh (but accurate) criticism of the Bush family made his loyalties suspect. Hell, as recently as 2008 he was singing Hillary’s praises. The thinly veiled threats to run an insurgent third party campaign didn’t help, either.

    For moderates, his temperament and lack of discipline is the main issue. It’s just embarrassing at this point. He has anti-gravitas. Nobody cares that his children aren’t classless buffoons — they were raised by their European mother, after all — because he’s done so much to highlight his own low class behavior and way of thinking. He says “believe me” more than the most shameless used car huckster would.

    The evangelicals need no mention.

    Combine all these and you have weak support in your own camp. It was easy to foresee.

    Jack

    October 25, 2016 at 10:59 am

    • The evangelicals are not monolithic. Robert Jeffress, James Dobson, and numerous evangelical Christians are Trump supporters.

      maga

      October 25, 2016 at 11:51 am

    • Supposedly Trump’s team is about to spend $140 million on TV ads.

      What the hell!!!

      Seems a bit late.

      Rifleman

      October 25, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      • >>Seems a bit late.

        Not late, but strategically prudent. The last impression is the one that the voter takes into the booth on election day. I would wait until the very last days and blitz the airways with everything he has.

        Daniel

        October 25, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      • @daniel, That might make sense except for the fact that early voting has already started.

        jasonbayz

        October 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      • Early voters are irrelevant in terms of ads. Not only are they a small percentage but their minds are already set. It’s those who vote on election day that can be reached.

        destructure

        October 28, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    • “For moderates, his temperament and lack of discipline is the main issue. It’s just embarrassing at this point. He has anti-gravitas”.

      Trump chose the composed-soft spoken Mike Pence as his running mate, instead of another fart bag like Chris Christie. Obviously, he knows what’s he doing — inciting proles who have been stymied by our PC culture, while tempering it with a form of down to earth pragmatism.

      JS

      October 26, 2016 at 1:00 am

  2. Why are you trying to reason with #NeverTrumpers?

    #NeverTrump is about emotion and identity, not policy. #NeverTrumpers are subhuman vermin who need to be utterly exterminated. Don’t try to reason with them.

    I think Trump is going to win the popular vote, I dunno about the electoral college, but even if he loses I would prefer a Trump loss to winning with the #NeverTrump scum.

    People vote based on what’s important to them, and based on what’s important to them #NeverTrump should vote for Hillary. That many of them refuse to do so shows just what cowardly hypocrites they really are. But there definitely is no reason for them to vote for Trump.

    Otis the Sweaty

    October 25, 2016 at 11:27 am

    • I think Trump is going to win the popular vote,

      Based on what? The LA Times/IBD/Ras are now all Clinton by 1%.

      Looks like Clinton 6-10% in popular vote, landslide in EC.

      I will be voting for Trump early ballot.

      Rifleman

      October 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      • With a bunch undecided and they will all be back to favoring Trump by next week.

        Why are you going with the obviously rigged polls ahead of LAT, PPD and IBD? I understand not trusting Ras, I don’t take it seriously, but the other 3 I put a lot of credibility in.

        Otis the Sweaty

        October 25, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      • With a bunch undecided and they will all be back to favoring Trump by next week.

        That was my wishful thinking but now I think undecideds are just weak minded followers who are waiting for Hillary to takeoff in the polls and then go out and vote for the overwhelming favorite.

        Nobody can be undecided at this point without being weak minded. They aren’t “Shy Trump” voters they are “Conformist Sheep” voters.

        Mickey Kaus loves his Feiler Faster Thesis but I think things are going to start going faster against Trump.

        Rifleman

        October 25, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      • Why are you going with the obviously rigged polls ahead of LAT, PPD and IBD? I understand not trusting Ras, I don’t take it seriously, but the other 3 I put a lot of credibility in.

        Isn’t it an odd coincidence that those three polls are so far away from the “establishment” polls yet all three have Hillary up by 1%?

        Different methodology, different people questioned yet all agree it’s 1%.

        Odd.

        At this point I’m accepting that the Hag will win and I’m just hoping the economy crashes 2008 style, which indicators show is likely, Obama care gets worse, The Philippines forms an alliance with Russia and China, Syria gets worse, Putin tell Hillary to fuck off and things just continue downhill.

        Then maybe Kris Kobach can be Trump junior and the new Trump media network crushes Fox and works on 2020.

        I’m voting by mail tonight for Trump. He has close to no chance in my state.

        Rifleman

        October 25, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      • Rifleman,

        Don’t vote by mail.

        Vote on election day in person with a paper ballot.

        map

        October 26, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    • ” I would prefer a Trump loss to winning with the #NeverTrump scum.”

      The reason why we’re at a Trumppoint is because we are already at a point where a generic Republican can no longer win. There was no way a Cruz, Jeb, Kasich, or Rubio would be winning this race if they were the nominee. They called Romney a murderer, so don’t think the media would have gone soft on any other non Trump Republicans. Any of them would all be “liberally Hitler,” just like every other Republican.

      Mike Street Station

      October 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      • That is such BS. Kasich would have wiped the floor with Clinton.

        SC

        October 25, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      • Kasich promised amnesty within 100 days. Better off with Clinton, at least the Repubs in Congress will oppose her on amnesty.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 25, 2016 at 11:51 pm

      • To be honest, I think that Trump is getting marginally worse coverage than Romney did. The key word, though, is marginally.

        Was Romney called racist? “Put y’all back in chains!”

        Was Romney called sexist? There was the fake controversy over “binders full of women.” Indeed, the “War on Women” was concocted in 2012.

        In fact, Obama’s posturing over gay marriage let people call Romney a homophobe, and Romney’s offshoring at Bain and patrician demeanor had him labelled, “out of touch.” Trump has been able to avoid both of those.

        Jeb Bush would’ve been called sexist and “out of touch”, and people were still mocking him for putting his ethnicity as “Hispanic.” Rubio and Cruz might have avoided being called racist because of their Hispanic backgrounds, but I doubt it, and they would have been called sexist, uncaring about the poor and homophobic. John Kasich would’ve been called racist and sexist. Maybe it wouldn’t have been quite as virulent as it is with Trump, but it would’ve happened.

        In fact, Trump has been so heavily, one-sidedly criticized that it’s broken the media’s legitimacy. In 2012, I was angry about how biased the media was. Now I don’t think they’re biased, so much as actively colluding with the Democrats.

        And the thing is, Trump pushes back. It was so depressing to see Romney crumple up before the attacks that I didn’t even vote for him and went with Gary Johnson*. This time I’m voting for Trump. I know the odds are stacked against him but I’m still fired up. I know the same must be true for many others.

        * I live in a deep blue state, so my vote is just symbolic. And yes, I understand that Gary Johnson is worse than most Democrats on immigration.

        Sid

        October 25, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      • Exactly, Mike.

        And with respect to the NeverTrumpers, they are submissive manginas, who don’t care about winning. All they care about is their status with their friends. Podhoretz is a particularly disgusting example of this type of conservatard.

        gothamette

        October 27, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    • “#NeverTrumpers are subhuman vermin who need to be utterly exterminated.” hahaha this kills me. I agree 100%.

      I think Trump is going to have a solid victory. Want to know why? Because the Philly and Milwaukee PD are going to disrupt the normal Democrat vote pumping operations. The police know what goes on, and this year, they’re going to hassle the people who organize the normal black ghetto vote fraud (repeat voting thanks to weak voter ID rules). Trump was brilliant to court the police.

      Economic Sophisms

      October 25, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    • Yes, we should exterminate not the extremists on the other side, not the other side as a whole, but the people on our side who aren’t sufficiently extreme!

      Mercifully this is the reason the Nazis on the alt-right never get anywhere.

      SFG

      October 27, 2016 at 11:07 pm

  3. Per an internal memo by a GOP consultant, Trump is losing Florida. Even Roger Stone is admitting the NY headquarters did not adequately fund the FL campaign. It’s maddening to think that Trump thought tweeting and rallies were a substitute for an actual ground game. If there was more variance in the FL polls – instead of a steady Clinton lead – there would be more cause for wishful thinking.

    Has anyone here volunteered to make calls for the campaign?

    SWPL2

    October 25, 2016 at 11:50 am

    • That Trump’s campaign made those kinds of a mistakes is not a reason to not vote for Trump.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 25, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      • Agreed. I’ve already cast my vote and encourage others to do the same. I also encourage donating money and time to the campaign, if possible. Trumpism is a movement rather than a political party — it’s going to make ground game mistakes. The GOP is the opposite (an empty shell with a serious ground game).

        SWPL2

        October 25, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      • The point is that we shouldnt accept Trump and the Trumpettes whining.

        The GOPe didnt make him attack the Kahns or Miss Housekeeping.

        The GOPe didnt prevent him from doing debate prep

        The GOPe didnt stop him from opening offices in Florida.

        This is all stuff that I and others pointed out at the convention. He has done nothing to address these thing so the fault is his own. Blaming others is unacceptable because Trump was too lazy and undisciplined to win.

        Knowing that Trump, shoudl have dropped out and throw it to Pence in August. Just another reason Trump is a terrible person.

        Lion of the Turambar

        October 25, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      • The GOPe didnt make him attack the Kahns or Miss Housekeeping.

        The GOPe didnt prevent him from doing debate prep

        The GOPe didnt stop him from opening offices in Florida.

        This is all stuff that I and others pointed out at the convention. He has done nothing to address these thing so the fault is his own. Blaming others is unacceptable because Trump was too lazy and undisciplined to win.

        True, but……………….

        Knowing that Trump, shoudl have dropped out and throw it to Pence in August. Just another reason Trump is a terrible person.

        Wrong. You TruCon White guys don’t get it.

        1) Pence is an anti abortion zealot, religious kook, anti evolution, pro amnesty, pro NAFTA, pro TPP, pro war, anti Russian dullard. He was selected to pander to you guys.

        Trump is a lazy, unprepared dullard BUT…………on many key issues he is great but on those issues he is the opposite of Pence.

        I’m voting for Trump. I could never vote for someone like Pence even over Hillary. I would just not vote. Same as 2012.

        Rifleman

        October 25, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      • “on many key issues he is great”

        Ha!

        You’d rather have a candidate who doesnt get elected than one who does.

        You’d rather have a candidate who has your “correct” position on moot issues (what legislation is there pending on evolution?) than one who is elected.

        Why not just unmask now as a Hillbot and save yourself the trouble in November.

        Lion o' the Turambar

        October 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      • The point is that, if Pence actually was on the ticket to be President, then the left would dig up all of Pence’s TruCon negatives and use them against him in ad after ad after ad. He would be destroyed in the election…as would Jeb, Rubio and Cruz.

        If Trump loses, then it would be because the scumbag GOPe would not back him and they actively undermined his campaign. Still, it’s not over. If Trump can get the election results in 2004, he is a shoo-in to win.

        map

        October 25, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      • “If Trump loses, then it would be because the scumbag GOPe would not back him and they actively undermined his campaign”

        Ahhh NO.

        You guys own this debacle. Nearly every other candidate is polling well above Trump. And the GOPe had nothing to do with him attacking the Kahn’s, Nancy ODell, Miss Housekeeping, the Mexican judge etc…

        Lion of the Turambar

        October 25, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      • “He would be destroyed in the election…as would Jeb, Rubio and Cruz.”

        So you think there is tape out there of Pence and Cruz saying they grabbed married women by their pussies???

        Trump is a uniquely bad candidate.

        Lion of the Turambar

        October 25, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      • “So you think there is tape out there of Pence and Cruz saying they grabbed married women by their pussies???”

        Mitt Romney was the perfect Boy Scout, but he lost, and the media had no problem finding stuff to make him look bad.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      • Turambar shut the fuck up you miserable cuck. Why should he allow some fat Latin American broad with a criminal record or some guy with a name like Khan to mudsplain to us how we should run our country. I don’t give a shit if Trump loses because he picked fights with them, although from a strategy point of view he was right to do it.

        Turambar, answer the question: what would have happened if he hadn’t picked those fights? You know damn well if you are not a liar the answer is the MSM would have banged on the drum calling him guilty because he refuses to challenge the claims.

        What the fuck was he supposed to do with the fat Venezualan bitch, just let that fat cunt defy her contract. He should have terminated her faster than a woman suing for sexual harassment. I hope when he wins he makes a public example of her by suing her into poverty and shipping her fat beaner ass back to Venezuala.

        As for the gold star Muslims… Really? You really want to take Kahns side in this. The guy is a fucking immigration lawyer. A prime example of immigration abuse in the US. If he wasn’t a prime example of the kind of ungrateful immigrant scum that needs to be excoriated like a tumor from the United States body politic then I don’t know what is.

        Fuck Kahn and fuck that fat pig Machado, G-D bless Donald John Trump, paladin of the West.

        GhettoSlut

        October 25, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      • “You guys own this debacle.”

        We would ~IF~ there hadn’t been a campaign among the GOPe to sabotage him. But you cant to attack the candidate and then claim you had nothing to do with it. If you didn’t want the blame then you should have kept your mouths shut and let the chips fall where they may.

        destructure

        October 25, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      • “You’d rather have a candidate who has your “correct” position on moot issues than one who is elected.

        I’d rather elect a candidate who has the correct positions. And Trump was the only one who did. You still haven’t said what positions you disagree with him on. The only thing you’ve done is throw an emotional tantrum because he kicked Cruz’s ass.

        destructure

        October 25, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      • Lion of Turambor,

        Yeah yeah

        Without Trump, Jeb Bush would be facing off with Hillary Clinton. Do you think Jeb Bush would beat her in the national race? Of course not.

        And who are all of these wonderful Republican candidates who are polling so well? The ones in safe, gerrymandered districts that will soon experience the mass immigration necessary to get flipped to the Democrat side…like Florida? You know that’s what they are planning. Through complete control of the Executive and the Judicial branch, Democrats will rapidly fill up those gerrymandered Republican districts with third-worlders who will rapidly vote out all of those Republican incumbents, finally flipping the House and Senate to permanent Democrat control. Then we are going to here how Republicans must cow-tow to the Third-World vote to ignore Americans.

        This is how you lose your country. But thank goodness cucks lilke Mike Pence look so presidential.

        map

        October 25, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      • You’d rather have a candidate who doesnt get elected than one who does.

        Pence can only get elected among you White right wing trucons. It’s you guys who are throwing the temper tantrum and not voting for Trump. He won your primary, now support him!

        You’d rather have a candidate who has your “correct” position on moot issues (what legislation is there pending on evolution?) than one who is elected.

        No, I’d rather vote for a candidate who is not the same as the Democrats and GOPe despite the fact that they disagree on moot issue – evolution, muh bible, gay marriage, gun ownership.

        On trade, war, immigration/amnesty, demonization of Russia/Putin, reckless intervention in the middle east, both party’s establishment are the same. That’s why the Bushes and Paul Wolfowitz and Goldman Sacks and the donor class can work with Jeb or Hillary.

        That’s why Obama and Paul Ryan can both say “that’s not who we are as a country” when someone advocates border control and the rule of law.

        Why not just unmask now as a Hillbot and save yourself the trouble in November.

        Because unlike you I am voting for Trump and have always said so. And I suggest you and your White trucon buddies do the same thing.

        But you wont because you didn’t get your way in the primaries and now a rich, playboy, sexually loose, pro gay, NY values anti Globalist is your only alternative to a broom riding left wing hag…………and you can’t force yourself to vote for him.

        Rifleman

        October 25, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      • You guys own this debacle.

        Ah, no. You guys just wont vote for the candidate who won YOUR primary. You are still in temeper tantrum mode. He won. Shut up, grow up and vote for him.

        Nearly every other candidate is polling well above Trump.

        Because many Republicans are throwing temper tantrums and hissy fits.

        And the GOPe had nothing to do with him attacking the Kahn’s,

        He wanted to hear the woman’s opinion and you embrace the liberal talking point that it was an “attack”.

        Nancy ODell,

        Private trash talk form 11 years ago.

        Miss Housekeeping,

        He asked a contestant to abide by a contract 20 years ago.

        the Mexican judge etc…

        A la raza racist judge is keeping you guys from voting for Trump?

        None of your points justify REPUBLICANS not voting for Trump.

        These are all SJW/liberal/feminist/call-everybody-“racist-sexist-and-islamophobic” talking points of the left.

        Those people were never going to vote for Trump anyway.

        Otis was right about White TruCons. They are scum.

        Rifleman

        October 26, 2016 at 6:28 am

      • “Mitt Romney was the perfect Boy Scout, but he lost, and the media had no problem finding stuff to make him look bad.”

        Mitt was running against a popular President that whose base was anxious to vote for him and consequently got turnout will above normal levels. And he had a very expensive and extensive microtargeting system.

        Hillary is extremely unpopular (the second most unpopular person to get this far) and a frail screechy white woman will not overperform turnout on her base like Obama did.

        So of course they would find something to throw at Cruz or Pence or Ryan, but it wouldnt be tape of the candidate himself saying that he groped married women. That can be played over and over.


        “And the GOPe had nothing to do with him attacking the Kahn’s,”

        He wanted to hear the woman’s opinion and you embrace the liberal talking point that it was an “attack”.

        “Nancy ODell,”

        Private trash talk form 11 years ago.

        “Miss Housekeeping,”

        He asked a contestant to abide by a contract 20 years ago.

        “the Mexican judge etc…”

        A la raza racist judge is keeping you guys from voting for Trump?

        These are all mistakes made by Trump and Trump alone. His advisors probably begged him to stop talking about these things. You can dismiss them but frankly Trump doesnt need your vote at this point; he should be focusing on winning new votes.

        And he does stuff that turn off those potential voters.

        Trump is turning off those voters. Not me. TruCons. Not the GOPe. None of us decided not to open office in Florida or attack a military family. This is all Trump’s debacle.

        You think these were great moves. You are wrong. We can check the polls (for instance LA Times) and see the slide cause by Trump attacking Kahn.

        http://graphics.latimes.com/usc-presidential-poll-dashboard/

        Lion of the Turambar

        October 26, 2016 at 8:27 am

      • Lion of the Turambar,

        “Hillary is extremely unpopular (the second most unpopular person to get this far) and a frail screechy white woman will not overperform turnout on her base like Obama did.”

        Yet, the left will vote for her. They will turn out in droves. Why won’t you counter their votes by voting for Donald Trump?

        Again, whatever you want to say about Trump’s negatives has nothing to do with whether you vote. What exactly is your reasoning here? Democrats hate Trump and give him high negatives, so I, a Republican, am not going to vote for him? You’re actually using Democrat talking points to justify not voting for Trump? Are you an idiot?

        “So of course they would find something to throw at Cruz or Pence or Ryan, but it wouldnt be tape of the candidate himself saying that he groped married women. That can be played over and over.”

        Mitt Romney was accused of binding women and abusing animals. That was played over and over again. The left simply hates Republicans with murderous intent and will do anything say anything to keep a Republican out of office. You are not going to reason with them or burnish your image or play nice with people who fully intend to kill you. Now that we finally have a fighter to challenge these animals on their terms you don’t want to vote for him because you thing your enemy has a good point. Your like a Christian dhimmi defending his Muslim ruler.

        map

        October 26, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      • “Trump is turning off those voters. Not me. TruCons. Not the GOPe. None of us decided not to open office in Florida or attack a military family. This is all Trump’s debacle.”

        So, because Trump did not open an office in Florida, that’s a reason not to vote for him. He’s trailing among Republican voters because of a lack of a Florida office and for arguing with a military Muslim: an immigrant lawyer scum whose son probably would’ve pulled a Nidal Hassan somewhere along the line. If Republicans are that stupid, then they deserve to lose.

        I can’t wait for Republicans to experience the true magnitude of what the left has in store for them because they refused to vote for Donald Trump. The Left is gearing up to kill you and your worried about tapes and uncouth behavior.

        map

        October 26, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      • “So, because Trump did not open an office in Florida, that’s a reason not to vote for him.

        There are plenty of reasons not to vote for Trump. What I am point out here is not that.
        What I am point out is
        a. these are things these are the thing which will preventing Trump from winning
        b. the are all thing Trump is choosing to do
        c. none of these failures are being caused by the mean old GOPe and that mean old Turambar

        Now Rifleman disputes (a). He thinks not opening campaign offices is a stroke of genius. He thinks killing more of Khizr Khan children might be a good idea and lock down Pennsylvania . Rifleman is an idiot. You can see by looking at poll numbers when Trump does these stupid things his support goes down. Trump gets baited into losing conversations for him.

        “Muh rigged polls!”,you scream. You can see this trend in the LA Times poll (PBUH). So its not rigged polls.

        And the polls that show Trump down in Florida show Rubio up. Thats not just overweighting the D’s.
        And you can see this in almost ever Senate race- Trump underperforms other Republicans.

        The inescapable fact is Trump is a terrible candidate AND he isnt doing the structural thing that are necessary for him to win. If he doesnt want to be bother enough to win, why this slavish support? Not from me.

        Lion of the Turambar

        October 26, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      • Lion of the Turambar,

        “The inescapable fact is Trump is a terrible candidate AND he isnt doing the structural thing that are necessary for him to win. If he doesnt want to be bother enough to win, why this slavish support? Not from me.”

        So you are basically not going to vote for Trump because you see him behind in the polls due to him doing things that Democrats do not approve of? Why would the lack of those “structural things” that you keep pointing out prevent you from voting for him?

        It’s amazing that you still don’t get this: Trump is the last chance Republicans have of getting the White House. This is it. If Trump loses, then you will never have another Republican in the White House again. Frankly, if people like you really are the rank-and-file Republican voter, then you deserve to lose.

        It’s unbelievable. A guy pushes the trade, immigration, foreign policy and other issues that would be genuinely beneficial to the country and you choose not to vote for him because he did not “play the game” correctly. You are a fucking idiot. Just wait until you see how Hillary Clinton alters the game. The Democrats don’t need you Republican cucks to play Washington Generals anymore. You will be pushed out of Washington so fast it will make your head spin.

        map

        October 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      • “There are plenty of reasons not to vote for Trump.”

        What are they? You’ve been talking trash for weeks but never given us a reason.

        destructure

        October 26, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      • Map, see the part where I said :
        “There are plenty of reasons not to vote for Trump. What I am point out here is not that.

        This isnt about why am not voting for Trump. I am point out all of the reasons why its obvious Trump isnt going to win. And frankly they have been evident for months.

        6 months from now you will be out of your fever dream and were wondering what the hell you were thinking in 2016. Just like the people with McCain tattoos. And you will also be glad that Trump and Trumpism didnt sink the majorities in the House and Senate and someone is around to put a check on Hillary Clinton.

        I dont know why you are so intent on defending someone who can’t check his ego long enough to do obvious things necessary to get elected. But it frankly it has gone into enablement. Trump would be a better candidate if he had fewer supporters.

        Lion of the Turambar

        October 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      • Isn’t it though? We have so little to judge how Trump would be as president. Unlike every president since Eisenhower, he has held no elective office and has had no experience in government. He’s a successful real estate developer, but has tried to keep as much of his business secret as possible, which isn’t a good sign.

        So, how has he run his campaign? Did he pick the right people? Did he listen to their advice? How did he judge a complex situation?

        Really, besides his position on immigration, is there anything about Trump that leads you to think he would be a good president? Is he a man of great accomplishments? Is he a great leader? Does he have good judgment? Is he a man of exceptional integrity and honesty?

        It’s not just that what he says is politically incorrect, that’s apparently how his mind works.

        Surely you’ve met people who have some of Trump’s characteristics—although altogether it’s quite a package—people who continually boast about their accomplishments and how smart they are, how many women they’ve banged, how rich they are. People who call other people names, blame all their failures on others, never admit they were wrong, call people liars who tell the truth about them, blame all the country’s problems on foreigners and conspiracies, make fun of women and the handicapped. People who lie and lie and lie.

        Would you want someone like that for a friend? For a boss or business partner? As president of the most powerful country in the world?

        Ken Hirsch

        October 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      • YES!

        that’s exactly the type of person i want to be president.

        Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

        October 27, 2016 at 12:11 am

      • Lion of the Turambor,

        “Now Rifleman disputes (a). He thinks not opening campaign offices is a stroke of genius. He thinks killing more of Khizr Khan children might be a good idea and lock down Pennsylvania . Rifleman is an idiot. You can see by looking at poll numbers when Trump does these stupid things his support goes down. Trump gets baited into losing conversations for him. ”

        So I went back to your suggested post, pulled this out and I have no idea what you are talking about. Neither Rifleman nor Trump think killing Khan’s kids might be a good idea. In fact, Trump largely opposes the wars that got Khan’s kids killed in the first place.

        The problem I am having is that all of your talking points are just silly nonsense brought up by the liberal media: the judge, the beauty contestant, the Muslim soldier. Each of these elements had to be defended against. A non-response is treated by the Left as an admission of guilt and they would double-down on presenting these people. Isn’t that obvious? Now, you don’t hear from the housekeeper any more, do you? Or the Khan’s. Or the judge.

        You suggest that Trump is not doing obvious things to win, except those same “obvious” things were done by McCain and Romney…and they did not win. One of the commentators wrote here that a conventional Republican can no longer win a presidential election, and they are right. Let’s understand what a conventional Republican looks like: Mike Pence. The debate performance he had with Tim Kaine is what all future debate performances between conventional Republicans and Democrats will look like. And the Pences’ will lose in every and all cases.

        Trump is the very first candidate to actually trash the ridiculous sandbox that Democrats created for the Republicans to play in. He trashes their candidates, their policies, their media, their academics, uses their own weapons against them and he has them on the ropes. The entire country is running on the media cycle that Trump is creating. No conventional Republican has ever done that. And you want to trash this guy?

        Then you say something obviously dumb like “oh…we’ll have the senate and house checking Hillary Clinton.” How? We had the House in 2014 and the Republicans did nothing to check Obama. What makes you think they will check Hillary Clinton? It is already a foregone conclusion that Republicans act like a controlled opposition and you somehow think that is a good thing.

        map

        October 27, 2016 at 12:25 am

      • Ken Hirsch,

        You are talking about the imagined caricature of Donald Trump concocted and exploited by the media. Nobody knows what he is really like in private so why imagine that his image created within the Hollywood celebrity factory is even remotely real?

        But against Trump the Enigmatic, ask what you know about Hillary Clinton and what we’ve learned about her. Look at her actual record of accomplishments, her policy proposals, her very personality, and tell me truthfully that you would rather have her as president over Donald Trump? I may not know what Trump may do, but I sure as hell know what Hilary Clinton will do…and it’s way more just than shooting down Russian airplanes.

        Hillary Clinton has all the worst aspects of an insecure hag who constantly has to prove that she is better than men and who runs to human resources every time she loses to one. That is why her decisions are so bad and her results are so lousy. Worse, she does not even care…a classic sign of a sociopath. You want an unhealthy, man-hating, America-hating sociopath on the cusp of death to be making major decision affecting your life?

        Again…vote for Trump. The immigration issues alone are worth it.

        map

        October 27, 2016 at 12:35 am

      • Yeah, in 6 months we will be missing ole President ¡Jeb! all right. Oh God, why didn’t we listen to the cucks! But not all is lost, even if the foolish electorate didn’t follow the masterful GOPe strategy. At least the cucks will now valiantly yet politely stand against Hillary, like they stood against Obama.

        Then, in 2020 or perhaps a little bit beyond, the final step will be taken to ensure Republican political dominance for the foreseeable future: The charismatic GOPe Latino candidate. Maybe Rubio, maybe someone even better! America will be saved.

        Why couldn’t we just listen?

        Glengarry

        October 27, 2016 at 4:22 am

      • Map, you seem to “know” a lot of things that are inaccurate.

        Its called “news”. Its has to be new.

        Khizr Kahn, who has no media presence, gives a speech at the DNC. Big deal- there were 200 speeches by no bodies at that convention. Maaaaybe the press gets one night out of it.

        By Trump responding now there is a second story- “Trump responds to berieved families.” And a third story- “Person X Condemns Attack on Widow”. Trump jumps on that and now there are more stories. Instead of Trump getting *his* campaign message out there, it was a wasted week of back and forth where he is off message and looks terrible. This was stupid and undisciplined and you can see from the polls it cost him support in this period.

        ” The debate performance he had with Tim Kaine is what all future debate performances between conventional Republicans and Democrats will look like. And the Pences’ will lose in every and all cases.”

        So another fantasy that is easily verified. CNN, NYT, BBC and LA Times all scored the VP debate as a win for Pence.

        Are you saying that all of your support for Trump is based on inaccuracies, or that all you inaccuracies are caused by blind Trump support.

        Lion of the Turambar

        October 27, 2016 at 9:43 am

      • Lion of the Turambor,

        “Khizr Kahn, who has no media presence, gives a speech at the DNC. Big deal- there were 200 speeches by no bodies at that convention. Maaaaybe the press gets one night out of it.”

        Khan specifically gave a speech criticizing Donald Trump. Trump’s only response? He was asking why Khan’s wife did not say anything. He wanted to hear from her. After all, Khan’s wife was standing at the podium next to him.

        That’s it.

        The media escalated that into nonsense. Which means the media was prepared to escalate Khan’s criticism of Trump no matter what Trump did or didn’t do. Had Trump said nothing, Khan would be front and center on the lecture circuit denouncing Trump and you would be saying how Trump was too lazy and unprepared to handle the media blitz of a Muslim Gold Star family.

        “So another fantasy that is easily verified. CNN, NYT, BBC and LA Times all scored the VP debate as a win for Pence.”

        Wow…media outlets in the tank for Hillary scored Pence’s cucky behavior as proving he is the true winner. Pence, the ultimate Gamma Male, as the True Secret King.

        map

        October 27, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      • I thought Miss Housekeeping was LOL funny.

        Mudsplain, that’s funny too.

        The ADL Jewsplains.

        Giuliani wopsplains.

        Funny.

        gothamette

        October 27, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    • It’s maddening to think that Trump thought tweeting and rallies were a substitute for an actual ground game.

      But it served Trump’s narcissism. Tweeting was free and he could give his opinions. Rallies flattered his ego and he sold merchandise.

      Ground game costs lots of money and requires professional experience.

      Trump is both energetic and lazy. Like a baby or a kid.

      Rifleman

      October 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      • Believe me when I tell u, Trump is going to prove all pollsters wrong. Except Rasmussen. They are the best.

        Trump is going to win Florida. And NC. Maybe even Pennsylvania. Might pull through in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Some people are saying that. Very smart people.

        Wt

        October 25, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    • I want more information on this. Early voting looks good for Trump so far, based on what I’ve read

      Otis the Sweaty

      October 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      • what does the early voting suggest otis?

        james n.s.w

        October 25, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      • The only state that we expected to win where early voting looks bad for Trump is NV.

        OH: Trump lock based on early voting
        IA: Trump lock based on early voting
        NC: Unclear but black vote down, white vote up. Dem turnout up overall but they may just be eating in to their election day votes. Independent votes way up which is a good sign since indies are expected to heavily break towards Trump.
        FLA: Not a lock like OH and IA, but looks very good so far. It is estimated that Trump is up by 5 points based on the number of R, D and I ballots cast. Trump also has expanded his lead since yesterday, so it doesn’t appear that he has just front loaded his votes, meanwhile many R counties have not started early voting yet. Obama won early voting in FLA by 5 in 2012 but only won the state by 1, so we are in great shape.

        NV on the other hand really doesn’t look good. Unions plus Latinos turning out big for Crooked Hillary.

        Otis the Sweaty

        October 25, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      • That his pace is behind Romney

        Lion of the Turambar

        October 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      • But Otis, even with Ohio, Florida, NC and Iowa Trump still needs PA because Michigan, VA, Wisconsin are gone.

        It’s PA or done. Just like Florida in 2000.

        Rifleman

        October 25, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      • Trump needs 2004 election results to win.

        map

        October 25, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      • The only state that we expected to win where early voting looks bad for Trump is NV.

        Where are you getting these early vote numbers from?

        The Undiscovered Jew

        October 25, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    • We see many more Trump Ads on television here in S.Florida than Hillary ads.

      Rotten

      October 25, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    • Trump was always at a disadvantage in Florida. Rubio and ¡Jeb! weren’t going to help him in the general. Not least of which because their political sponsors don’t want them to. And a candidate really does need the support of a political machine in order to get the vote out. The establishment isn’t just a bunch of billionaires and insiders. Its also the political machinery and networks they control.

      destructure

      October 25, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      • This does not make sense. Having a ground-game is about controlling and spreading your message, something that Trump does with twitter and rallies. What is the ground game going to accomplish?

        The ground game is important for Democrats because they are rallying foreigners, illegals and minorities, people who typically will not pay attention to the media. That is not the case for Trump.

        map

        October 25, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      • Florida has gone from Red to just about blue pretty quickly and primarily due to demographics.

        https://mikestreetstation.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/florida-is-glowing-blue-on-the-electoral-map/

        Mike Street Station

        October 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      • the governor is a republican as is 63% of their Congressional delegation. Its not Blue

        And Rubio is leading by 7 points.

        The only person losing is Trump. Once again the only person who reality seems to be against is Trump. Is reality wrong or is he?

        Lion of the Turambar

        October 25, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      • Lion of the Turambor,

        Florida went blue in 2008 and 2012. How did that happen if everyone is so Republican over there?

        map

        October 25, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      • The only person losing is Trump. Once again the only person who reality seems to be against is Trump. Is reality wrong or is he?

        Because you White conservatives WONT VOTE FOR HIM FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL REASONS.

        So if the “blue” voters just put aside their sexual envy, “muh bible” or whatever and vote for him over Hillary he wins, right?

        You guys just wont face that reality.

        Rifleman

        October 25, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      • “the governor is a republican as is 63% of their Congressional delegation. Its not Blue

        And Rubio is leading by 7 points.”

        In Florida the governor’s race is during an off year election. Rick Scott won election in 2010 and re-election in 2014, both off year elections with low Democratic turnout and high Tea Party interest. But Florida went for Obama both times and if the governor’s race was during a Presidential year, Florida would have a Democratic governor.

        Mike Street Station

        October 26, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      • In Florida the governor’s race is during an off year election.

        Yes, but Rubio is running in a presidential year and winning. On the other hand, recent Florida polls show the state is a tossup for Trump and Clinton. No reason to count them as lock for Hillary.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        October 26, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      • Rubio is an incumbent, so of course he’s winning.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      • Uhhhh before we heard Florida is a Blue State and the polls are rigged. Which is it? because those things dont square with Rubio being in the lead.

        They “rigged” the poll but somehow the composition didnt effect Rubio? Or Rubio should be even farther ahead? In which case its not a Blue state, and Trump is a terrible candidate.

        Take Nevada: the D’s are the incumbent but Heck is ahead by 1.5 and Trump is losing by 2.

        Trump always does worse than the other republican. Because he is a poor candidate.

        Lion of the Turambar

        October 26, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      • Rubio is an incumbent, so of course he’s winning.

        If Florida were a safe Democrat state Rubio would still likely lose despite the advantages brought by incumbency.

        On the other hand, Trump has at least even odds of winning Florida.

        My point is not to assume that Florida is out of reach for him, Turambar’s hysterics notwithstanding.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        October 26, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    • Trump is not losing Florida. Or NC. All polls except Rasmussen is RIGGED. Don’t give up yet. It’s all going to unfold election night.

      Wt

      October 25, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      • I hope you are correct. If Hillary wins she will flood the country with so many immigrants that the Republicans will never be elected again.

        Rosenmops

        October 25, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    • Where do the pollsters get phone numbers from? Do they use old voters lists? If they are just calling people at random maybe illegal aliens are included in the polls. Or maybe some people are too embarrassed to admit to a stranger on the phone that they are voting for Trump, so they say they are undecided.

      Rosenmops

      October 25, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    • @Ken Hirsh

      we support trump because we are one issue voters, no more no less. the people on this blog have correctly identified immigration as the most serious issue facing western countries and the united states today. we are all aware of trumps imperfections and failings, but if he does not win it is end game.

      james n.s.w

      October 26, 2016 at 10:39 pm

  4. LotB is spot on. Only two issues that matter – immigration and USSC appointments. Trump is more reliable on both.

    E. Rekshun

    October 25, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    • More precisely, with Hillary we’re screwed on both those points.

      Glengarry

      October 25, 2016 at 1:14 pm

  5. I’m not a “NeverTrumper” but I do think he fucked up bad and that he has lost the election.

    Klambake

    October 25, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    • Not a reason to not vote for him. But also, don’t let the biased mainstream media reporting tell you that Trump f***ed up when a lot of it is just anti-Trump propaganda.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 25, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      • Trump was never ahead of Hillary Clinton. At best, it was a draw between him and Clinton.

        JS

        October 25, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    • The media brainwashed low information voters that Trump is the next Hitler. That’s hard to overcome. Trump didn’t do anything wrong.

      Jay Fink

      October 25, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    • I think Trump has run an extraordinary campaign, especially if you consider that he has had to take on a lot of enemies, like the entire political establishment, the entire media (Fox and leftwards), every hand-in-glove corporatist tech firm in Silicon Valley, the entire corps of Boston Brahmins grown fat off the tax of the land, numerous scurrying subhuman NeverTrump vermin, and anti-campaigners like the Prezbo Obama, Michael Obama, Joe Biden and other assorted Dem scum in high places (Fuck the Decorum of the Office!), and Notorious RGB (Fuck the Decorum of the Law!), and the frickin Pope Moronis I (What? Where am I? Viva Marx!). And plenty of others.

      All the more reason to VOTE TRUMP. Let’s disappoint the great and the good who always know what’s best for us. Let’s push this one over the finishing line. The REEEEEE of Harridan Clinton will be heard across the entire Eastern Seaboard.

      Glengarry

      October 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      • May it be so.

        Rosenmops

        October 25, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      • I think he will lose. But I am voting for him nonetheless to deny Hillary a mandate, and voting straight-ticket to make sure she is opposed in Congress.

        Whatever happens, the guy’s put the GOP on notice that amnesty is, and remains, a no-no with their base. His successor will find a way to run the immigration issue without pissing everyone off, and Hillary will be older and sicker.

        He won’t be President. But he’s done a lot for his nation.

        SFG

        October 27, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    • If you don’t vote for Trump, then you f***ed up.

      map

      October 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm

  6. You should bring your old blog back. I am pretty sure NeverTrumpers would never find their way over there.

    HBDfan

    October 25, 2016 at 12:25 pm

  7. Some guy at Powerline wrote this when Romney fell to Obama. Four years later, nothing’s changed.

    “Decades ago my father, the least cynical of men, quoted a political scientist who wrote that democracy will survive until people figure out that they can vote themselves money. That appears to be the point at which we have arrived. Put bluntly, the takers outnumber the makers. The polls in this election cycle diverged in a number of ways, but in one respect they were remarkably consistent: every poll I saw, including those that forecast an Obama victory, found that most people believed Mitt Romney would do a better job than Barack Obama on the economy. So with the economy the dominant issue in the campaign, why did that consensus not assure a Romney victory? Because a great many people live outside the real, competitive economy. Over 100 million receive means tested benefits from the federal government, many more from the states. And, of course, a great many more are public employees. To many millions of Americans, the economy is mostly an abstraction.”

    Too many voters like Hillary’s “gibsmedat” policies and promises. You say she’s corrupt and a serial liar? No problem. She just bribes them to look the other way. Face it, we’re outnumbered.

    Brendan

    October 25, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    • You can see how that has played out in this election. I don’t think there has been an election in my lifetime in which the economy has mattered so little as an issue. It’s all about identity politics now. What are the issues? War on Women and racism.

      Mike Street Station

      October 25, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    • That’s complete nonsense. Whites, men, and Christians all refuse to stick up for their own interests and get tricked into shilling for the wealthy and large corporations and calling themselves principled instead.

      The health care industry siphons off an extra 2 trillion dollars from the economy every year because of the favorable regulation it receives, the democrats want to try to fix the issue and the republicans don’t. That’s not republicans voting people money? At least democrats vote money for themselves instead of other people who don’t need it.

      The country needs way more identity politics, just a more balance form.

      Magnavox

      October 25, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      • Demacrats already fix health care with OBAMACARE. Signature achievement of Obama (March 23, 2010).

        Glengarry

        October 26, 2016 at 11:43 am

      • Noone of any influence thinks that. It certainly didn’t fix costs which was the only thing I mentioned.

        Magnavox

        October 26, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      • So now you’re walking back Obama’s signature health care reform. Well done, Magnavox.

        Glengarry

        October 27, 2016 at 4:29 am

      • Obama is the super intelligent Harvard One, supported by titans of the republic like Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and a who’s who of the greatest of their time. And now we hear these buffoons passed the wrong legislation. What a pratfall. What a blunder. What extraordinary incompetence.

        Well, in their defense, they did say they didn’t know what was in Obama’s signature legislation when they passed it. So there’s that. And surely they’ll get it right next time. Because health care reform is urgently needed you guuuuuyyyys!

        Glengarry

        October 27, 2016 at 4:36 am

      • Criticize obamacare all you want just don’t defend the pre obama status quo or say that the solution is less government oversight.

        Magnavox

        October 27, 2016 at 10:09 am

      • It’s no use pretending the health care system was unregulated before Obamacare. It was just a different set of regulations. You wanted new regulations, well, now you have them.

        You spent your political capital on Obamacare, you own it, there are no returns, so live with it. I’m sure there will be some cackhanded patching of the problems after a while. It needed 20 years after (Hillary!) Clinton’s failed health care reform to get to Obama’s fumbled one. Admittedly, the Republicans are likely to continue to weaken in many ways, so perhaps the next opportunity to meddle comes sooner.

        Glengarry

        October 27, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      • You know what, discussing Obamacare feels so dated, so obsolete. There are bigger fish to fry. Just VOTE TRUMP.

        Glengarry

        October 27, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    • Remember when O’Reilly caused outrage with this election-night comment?

      steve@steve.com

      October 25, 2016 at 10:24 pm

  8. OT – But related to Merirpolestan’s dumbo think, just to lighten up the depressed mood of readers:

    10. Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate Obama campaign fund-raising event.

    09. Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black 40+ % of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

    08. Only in America could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

    07. Only in America can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

    06. Only in America would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens. (Probably should be number one)

    05. Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be called EXTREMISTS.

    04. Only in America could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

    03. Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

    02. Only in America could you collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

    01. Only in America could the rich people – who pay 86% of all income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

    JS

    October 25, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    • A non-shitpost from js? Next thing I’ll hear is that the cubs made the world series

      driveallnight

      October 26, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      • It’s very prole to talk about the WS — especially if it involves the Cubs.

        JS

        October 26, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      • And we now return to the regularly scheduled shitposting

        driveallnight

        October 26, 2016 at 8:53 pm

  9. Lion, before writing “Why you should vote for Trump,” I’d like to see you write “Why you should vote.” I’m one of many who has become disillusioned by democracy and haven’t voted in an election in over a decade. Nor will I vote for Trump, even though I respect that his instincts are basically right on the national question (and his Sessions-written immigration plank was terrific). Why don’t you tell your readers why you think voting is such a good idea and why you think that democracy will solve America’s problems?

    benkitman

    October 25, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    • You vote to spit in the faces of all of those people who think voting matters. You vote to cancel out the vote of your enemies.

      map

      October 25, 2016 at 3:45 pm

  10. As Biden could have put it, “They want y’all to be gone.”

    Glengarry

    October 25, 2016 at 1:27 pm

  11. MAGA bigly.

    Two in the Bush

    October 25, 2016 at 1:45 pm

  12. 1. He’s opposed to immigration.

    2. He’s PROLE.

    3. He doesn’t follow the rules of political correctness

    Not to kick you when you are down but all of these apply to Sarah Palin- and you opposed her because she was PROLE. Somehow back then that was all too bitter of a pill for you to swallow.

    Remember how the press howled at the Turkey Pardoning video! Even though that is what happens at every Obama event where turkey’s arent pardoned. How non politically correct of her, part of her going ROGUE.

    Anyway I dont oppose Trump for any of those reasons. But I think you know the actual reasons why people dont like Trump since there have been many article written on the subject but you’d rather not address those substantive points since that cant be fixed except by Trump withdrawing.

    Lion of the Turambar

    October 25, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    • “Not to kick you when you are down but all of these apply to Sarah Palin- and you opposed her because she was PROLE. Somehow back then that was all too bitter of a pill for you to swallow.”

      Sarah Palin is stupid and has stupid prole children.

      Trump is smart enough to have graduated from Wharton and become successful in NY real estate (with a big head start from his father, of course), and he has smart upper-class children.

      And Palin never represented populism, she was just a Ted Cruz but not as smart as him.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 25, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      • How stupid is Trump since he ignores expert advice and continually makes obvious mistakes (being baited by the Kahns at the DNC)?

        I’d say Palin would make a better President since at least she has an proven ability to govern and hire people. In the case of Trump even his supporters hope that he will be a figurehead and will hire actually competent people and leave them alone. Hoping against hope I’d say since so far he has managed to reject tons of competent advice he received.

        The parallels continue as Trump will probably end up doing the same pay TV gig as Palin.

        And clearly Palin is a populist:
        http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/03/palin-positions-herself-as-populist-outsider-in-iowa-speech/

        Lion of the Turambar

        October 25, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      • What expert advice? Act like a cuck every which way? Don’t anger Muslims and illegals? Be more like Mike Pence? If you want all of that, then you can just vote for Hillary Clinton.

        map

        October 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      • Palin’s Alaska is very prole, if you compare it to any place that is remotely a civilization in Canada. Me thinks American proles lack ambition or perhaps lacking in refinement, which is a reason as to why America sucks.

        I never seen such disparity in any other Western industrial country, with the exception of the UK, where cities in the South and the Midwest look like decrepit towns in comparison to any place in the Northeast and Left Coast.

        JS

        October 25, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      • JS,

        Anyone who lives in Alaska is a great person. I’m gonna visit one day, but I’m sure that it’s so. No phony would live in that climate. I wonder what job I could get there?

        Yakov

        October 25, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      • Alaska is not as cold as Winnipeg which is not far from North Dakota.

        JS

        October 26, 2016 at 12:45 am

      • Alaska shares the same land mass with Canada, yet it’s character reflect the proleness that defines America.
        .
        Just look at downtown Anchorage from a bird’s eye view:

        Another messy American town with ugly prole signs.

        Downtown Winnipeg (and Winnipeg is a prole city in Canada):

        JS

        October 26, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      • JS, you have an evil eye. I like both places.

        Yakov

        October 26, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      • Yakov — You should stay where you are, because America is the envy of the world.

        JS

        October 27, 2016 at 12:43 am

  13. Trump has run a brilliant campaign, but he was up against the entire power structure: Wall Street, Silicon Valley, Washington DC, Hollywood, the media and the leadership of BOTH parties. He’s trying basically to engineer a peaceful version of regime change. And there’s a reason why regime change usually is not peaceful. The people in charge refuse to allow it. They’ve pulled out all the stops to destroy Trump, and even if Trump wins the election, they may try to assassinate him or to nullify the vote (using Russian hacking as an excuse perhaps). The lesson of history is that corrupt regimes that despise their own people have to be removed by force.

    JimBonobo

    October 25, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    • Exactly

      Two in the Bush

      October 25, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      • You left out that regime change means tons of people going to jail/hanging for treason. You really think the narcissistic politicians or anyone for that matter won’t execute you and yours to avoid having to be the ones on the chopping block?

        This is just contrary to human nature and survival instinct.

        OldTimer

        October 25, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    • If he has run a “brilliant” campaign (which no sane person thinks) then he he never should have run or shoudl have withdrawn since the RCP projection is Hillary winning with 333 EV’s.

      Basically she needs to get hit by a meteor for him to win. Which means he shoudl have dropped out.

      Lion of the Turambar

      October 25, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    • It’ll be a Pyrrhic victory if the Sea Hag and the Powers That Be prevail. On Nov 9th they’ll showboat, brag about being on “the right side of history” and defeating the deplorable flyover proles. But the blue touch paper has already been lit, and unless I’m being too white pill and not black pill enough, more and more will realize our country has been stolen, and we have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

      morningnewstelegraph.com

      October 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm

  14. Running for POTUS might be the biggest mistake he ever made. The Trump name is now toxic and his business interests (hotels, condos, golf courses) are starting to take hits. The spiteful Left wont stop until he’s ruined.

    Brendan

    October 25, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    • Agreed.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 25, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      • He’s got more money than he could possibly spend even if he lives to 100, i.e. “fuck you” money, so in what sense is he ruined? His family will still be wealthy beyond most peoples’ imaginations as well. The only thing that will ruin the Trumps is that just like the Kennedys, subsequent generations revert to the mean, and will end up pissing away the fortune that DJT built.

        Guys like Trump don’t need more money; he’s got plenty of that. Guys in his shoes want more: immortality. If he wins he might go down in history as a footnote, Jesse Ventura or Arnold Schwarzenegger as president. But if he loses and then the political movement he started ends up bringing down a 150 year old political party, that’s historic.

        Sgt. Joe Friday

        October 25, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      • I’m no expert on these matters but aren’t there ways the government can persecute him legally using tax laws? Him, his kids, his businesses, the Kushner empire, you name it. Make him a leper using the law.

        gothamette

        October 27, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    • Let’s ruin the left instead.

      Glengarry

      October 25, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    • Most people have the attention span of a fruit fly. Whatever negative affects this election has had on Trump’s business will blow over after the election.

      destructure

      October 25, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      • Hillary doesn’t have the attention span of a fruit fly. She’s as vengeful as all of Sicily.

        gothamette

        October 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    • The Trump name is now toxic and his business interests

      But it’s not toxic to the 40+% of American voters and majority of White Americans who are going to vote for him.

      Plus he is now the defacto leader of anti-Globalist/pro America populists.

      His team is going to set up a rival media network to go against Fox and the media establishment. A Drudge/Breitbart/ cable network run by Roger Ailes and anchored by Sean Hannity/Bill O’Reilly and others.

      Trump isn’t going to disappear like Ross Perot or Bernie Sanders.

      Plus, 4 years of Hillary is going to give Trump plenty of time to smirk and say I told you so.

      Rifleman

      October 25, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      • That sounds like fun. Actually Hillary will be a target of the populist/nationalist wing, and Obama, who is setting up shop in Kalorama as the Black President-in-Exile.

        Not to mention we’ve lost the Philippines. Duterte Harry is for real. We’ve lost Asia.

        gothamette

        October 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm

  15. Hillary doesn’t have a ground game, she has a cheating party that buses bums and activists around to every district on election day to vote for the dead and minorities not expected to bother. Trump voters have reasons to vote. Its their money and their future at stake. All these Somalis and Syrians might as well be in Londonistan. They don’t give Jack about America. Having the World dump their trash here is just dumb. They will crash the system for sure, and this Martial Law crap is untenable. The Military HATES Obama and Hillary. Letting Soros’ BLM shoot at cops was brilliant too. That thin blue line won’t answer any 911 calls from the people who set them up to be shot. We’re not dealing with Machiavellian Geniuses. These are low-rent cheap demagogues like the loonies who give speeches on soapboxes in Hyde Park. We have a Parliament of Whores who don’t really do anything. I doubt they have any plan for an uprising of angry voters if they push that dessicated corpse past the finish line and declare her the Last POTUS, other than a packed bag and a flight to a tropical island with a fake passport.

    Joshua Sinistar

    October 25, 2016 at 8:44 pm

  16. FL looks very bad for Trump. At this time in 2012, Republicans had a 5.3% advantage in early voting (it’s down to 1.7%). Meanwhile, Dems are doing very well in the I-4 Corridor. Note that in 2012, in spite of an advantage in early absentee voting, the Dems made up the difference, and then some, on election day.

    SWPL2

    October 25, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    • The Republicans had an advantage in absentee ballots but are estimated to have lost the total early vote by ~ 5 points.

      The Dems are flooding the early voting in FLA in an attempt to make up for the lack of enthusiasm for Crooked Hillary, but all they are doing is further cutting into their election day voting. The Florida counties that haven’t started early voting are overwhelmingly pro Trump. Despite all this, it is estimated that Trump is currently ahead by between 1 and 5 points is early voting based on the numbers of R/D/I ballots cast so far.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/10/25/current-vote-trends-show-trump-will-carry-florida-by-close-to-ten-points-55-45/

      Now, obviously Trump is not going to win FLA by 10 but the numbers within the analysis of voting so far are solid.

      Trump probably beats Crooked Hillary by 2 points in FLA.

      Otis the Sweaty

      October 26, 2016 at 7:49 am

  17. I think Adams hit the nail on the head with his recent post; for all Trumps boorish behavior, at the heart of his campaign, his life really, is a remarkably positive message, you can’t make something great if greatness isn’t already within, and I think this is what really drives the opposition crazy, the idea that those ridiculously tacky hvac workers, masons, garbage men,all that white trash has a little dignity worthy of respect.
    (you know, if all the think tank intellectuals etc disappeared tomorrow, I’d be fine, that fat smelly loud guy who picks up my trash? I need him, he’s important)

    I believe he’ll win, I don’t know if the fraud can be kept in check to prevent it being stolen from him though. If that happens, what next? Clearly the Republicans offer no harbor. Trumps final act in this scenario may just be that relevant 3rd party all the baby boomers whine about.

    If he calls for a march on Washington, I’ve got about 3 weeks sick time banked and a week or so vacation, if he wants a rally in Washington on inauguration day, I’ll be there, just keep the g&ts flowing baby.
    I don’t think we’ll shrivel up this time.

    2 Minute Alpha

    October 25, 2016 at 9:11 pm

  18. I’m gym and saw Trump’s rally in Tallahassee on TV. Was pretty good. The man deserves our votes.

    Yakov

    October 25, 2016 at 10:22 pm

  19. Scott Adams just went all-in for Trump: http://blog.dilbert.com/post/152293480726/the-bully-party

    Sanjuro

    October 25, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    • Still a couple of weeks left. Plenty of time to switch to Jill Stein and the Utah cuck to make it a clean sweep of the field.

      Glengarry

      October 26, 2016 at 11:49 am

  20. Professor Helmut Norporth is sticking to his prediction of a Trump win. I would urge everyone to get out and vote Trump to send a message to the Left & the GOPe, that Trump has run on issues that MATTER to Americans.

    Julian

    October 25, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    • Professor Helmut Norporth is sticking to his prediction of a Trump win.

      Because he wants the attention from the Trump hopefuls. Otherwise the old guy will be ignored.

      I hope he’s right but I doubt it.

      Rifleman

      October 26, 2016 at 12:25 am

  21. Lion, you are trying to reason with unhinged anti-Trumpers who are simply not rational (like Turambar). They will never listen to reason on this issue. Turambar and some others here obviously have some personal ax to grind (maybe Trump groped their wives LOL?). I don’t know. Trump has tried to do the impossible and take on the entire ruling caste. He might not succeed. We will know on Nov. 9th. But to keep insisting on absurd things like Turambar does (Trump should have dropped out because the media said he was gonna lose?) That’s just nuts. Do we want to give the media veto power over every election?

    JimBonobo

    October 26, 2016 at 7:18 am

    • Uh what irrationality is this?

      I am not the one who thinks every poll is “rigged”.

      I am not the one who came out of the convention and then wiped out all of the positive coverage by attacking a military family for a week. BTW Rifleman above in the thread thinks that was an absolutely fabulous move- so who is irrational?

      I didnt have a giant debate coming up and then not prep for it.

      Trump laid the seeds of his own destruction months ago by not listening to advice, being lazy, undisciplined and only doing the part of the job that appeal to his ego. Lion said 5 weeks ago he would need a Hail Mary and nothing has changed. If you plan your campaign around basically around a miracle having to happen that stupid. And irrational.

      Lion of the Turambar

      October 26, 2016 at 7:57 am

  22. Some readers? Besides Turambar are there any other cucks too hung up on the primaries or to stupid to realize that if Trump loses, they lose even more?

    I strongly supported Cruz in the primaries, but as much as I preferred Cruz over Trump and as much as they are miles apart in Republican space, the difference between Clinton and Trump is 10x greater.

    Therefore seeing prominent NeverTrumps weasels betray us all in an effort to punish Trump’s primary voters pisses me off 10x more than the cheap shots Trump used to beat Cruz during the primary.

    Mercy Vetsel

    October 26, 2016 at 7:39 am

  23. Trump is destined to be a martyred prophet, and I think he knows it but has decided to do his duty to the end.

    No one in mainstream politics could’ve brought the issues of trade and immigration this far. And Trump came along at just the right time, while conservative whites still have a sizable majority in the electorate, one that whites won’t have in 50 years.

    It’s unfortunate that he hasn’t been behaving in a “sanitized” politician’s manner for the last 40 years, because he could’ve already wrapped up this election months ago minus the various statements he’s made – but that’s the “soundbite” nature of our political arena today. Maybe he paves the way for someone else.

    But, either way, he has freed decaying white America from its disastrous marriage to the pro-interventionist, Cucktastic GOP.

    Camlost

    October 26, 2016 at 10:42 am

    • There’s nobody so clean that the New York Times can’t piss on them and scream about their filthiness.

      Glengarry

      October 26, 2016 at 11:53 am

  24. Trump has run a campaign design to appeal to blue collar white men. Trump is doing really well with that group. The problem is you cannot win a national presidential election with just that group. You need to broaden your appeal. Candidates generally run a primary campaign designed to appeal to their party base and then change their emphasis to broaden their appeal in the fall race. Trump tried to do that after the convention. He started giving teleprompter speeches and he was going up in the polls. Trump need to do at least as well as Romney with white college educated men and women.

    Trump’s slide started with the first debate. Trump supporters thought Trump would destroy Hillary Clinton in a debate the way he had the primary debates, but Trump was not prepared for the debate. Hillary kept calm and left Trump sputtering at the end of the debate. Trump went into a rage and spent the next few days attacking a former Miss Universe’s weight. Then the Access Hollywood tape hit.

    The combined effect seriously damaged Trump’s chances with white college educated women. Trump will do better with blue collar white men than Romney, but he is going to do worse among white college educated women. Trump just didn’t prepare for the first debate and even in the third debate, where he was better prepared, he could not stay focused for 90 mins.

    Trump just did not want to win badly enough to do what it takes to win.

    mikeca

    October 26, 2016 at 11:27 am

    • Really? What could Trump have done to appeal to white, college-educated women? What policies would he push?

      map

      October 27, 2016 at 1:29 am

  25. 2. He’s PROLE.

    And that’s a problem. We don’t want a President who will embarrass us overseas with his slipshod, Bowery Boys grammar/persona. Hillary may be corrupt as the day is long, but she comes across as a learned, reasonable adult. You once stated that it’s embarrassing to have a blue-collar son or daughter. Well, the same applies to prole Presidents.

    Brendan

    October 26, 2016 at 11:40 am

    • Better a smooth third world president, in other words? But Hillary doesn’t come across as reasonable or learned, I’m afraid. (Neither did Obama, even though America wished really hard.)

      Glengarry

      October 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm

  26. Win or lose, Trump has discredited the Bush family and the globalists in the Republican party. The will never be able to control the party again. He’s also shown whites that they have still have power-they just have to organize and use it. These services alone make Trump an American Hero in my book.

    JimBonobo

    October 26, 2016 at 12:47 pm

  27. Why you should vote for Trump is elementary to anyone with a common sense approach. We are in an existential war and Trump is our only leader. Even if he’d raped ten women, let him rape another hundred, if it’s gonna bring us victory. Democrats understand and share this thinking when it comes to their people, but the stupid Republicans don’t. This is pure Darwin mates, and Darwin is never wrong. This is so simple that I don’t even know why I’m writing this.

    Yakov

    October 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm

  28. In the last day, early in person FLA voting has gone from +8.2% Hilary to +5.2% Hillary. Returned absentee ballots have gone from +2.3% Trump to +2.5% Trump. Keep in mind that the 17 FLA counties that have not started early in person voting yet are dramatically more pro Trump, on average, than is the remainder of the state.

    As I mentioned in a an earlier post, OH and IA are already in the bag. The goal is to wrap up FLA and NC over the next week before moving on PA and CO. NV looks lost which makes NH irrelevant, so Trump needs either PA or CO to win.

    Otis the Sweaty

    October 26, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    • Florida looked solid for Trump in late September, leaned a bit towards Hillary in early-mid October, but is now moving back towards Trump’s column. I agree Ohio and Iowa will vote Trump. NC is tilting back his way. I don’t agree he should give up on Nevada.

      He should play for NV, PA, NH, the second district of Maine, and CO to the end in case some of them don’t go his way: These states are where I’d concentrate a good proportion of that final $140 million ad buy.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      October 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    • Virginia may also tighten up as we get closer to election day.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      October 26, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      • Virginia is a blue state now, forget about it. Even the Republicans there are die hard, open borders types. Hilary will win by 4 points minimum.

        Otis the Sweaty

        October 27, 2016 at 9:30 am

      • Virginia is a blue state now, forget about it.

        The polls are tightening, let’s see where VA stands in a few days. I stand behind my assessment of it as winnable until then.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        October 27, 2016 at 7:42 pm

  29. Has Trump just given up? He took time off campaigning to attend the grand opening of his new DC Trump Hotel. The hotel had a “soft opening” a month ago. Couldn’t the grand opening be delayed until after the election?

    He has stopped all high dollar fundraising activities. Does that mean he has all the money he needs for the campaign?

    mikeca

    October 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    • Are the reports that Hillary will appear only as a ‘huge nasty hologram’ after her triumphant election true? Is the original Hillary even alive anymore?

      Glengarry

      October 26, 2016 at 5:03 pm

  30. From NeoGaf: “Yes, I know. We want strikingly-large mandates, we want the house and senate, we want those alt-righters to be completely embarrassed by a historical margin. But those are much tougher goals and may not go our way.”

    The Left is still predicting victory with 100 percent certainty, but they are already moving on from their “landslide” predictions that they were making literally up until yesterday. Media narrative also starting to change. This is a result of Trump looking strong in newly released state polls along with Trump clearly winning early voting in OH, IA, NC and FL.

    Otis the Sweaty

    October 26, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      • I don’t know what to think. Based on early voting so far Trump looks to win FLA by 6 but the polls have it as a dead heat. It is possible that the massive amount of undecided/3rd party voters indicates some hidden support for Trump, but 6 net points worth? Possibly some combination of of polls underestimating Trump turnout/overestimating Hilary turnout + hidden Trump support? I dunno.

        A 4 point Trump victory in FLA points to a tied national race, which is what LAT, IBD and PPD show. A 6 point Trump in FLA points to a 2 point national victory which is plausible based on LAT, IBD and PPD if undecided/3rd party voters break heavily towards Trump.

        Otis the Sweaty

        October 27, 2016 at 4:58 am

      • A 4 point Trump victory in FLA points to a tied national race, which is what LAT, IBD and PPD show.

        There is normally a time lag between a shift in national polls and when the shift shows up in state polls. If Trump is tied in the national vote he should be ahead in Florida.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        October 27, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      • Trump is tied in the national polls and he is ahead in Florida. Based on early voting he is going to win FLA by 4 – 10 points but the polls only show him winning by 2 – 4. A 6 point FLA victory would be a 2 point national victory which would be just enough to win PA and the electoral college.

        Otis the Sweaty

        October 27, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      • Trump is tied in the national polls and he is ahead in Florida.

        I’m not as confident about Florida as you are but I am comfortable.

        What do you make of Pennsylvania? Ordinarily their presidential vote is 3 to 5 points more Democratic than Ohio’s is but this year they’ve diverged by roughly 10 points.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        October 27, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      • This video is pretty good:

        It’s all about PA just like Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004.

        Could be an early night one way or another.

        Rifleman

        October 27, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    • but the polls are rigged, right?

      So they probably just want to make it look close so they can rank in more money.

      Lion of the Turambar

      October 27, 2016 at 7:35 am

      • The national polls besides LAT, IBD and PPD are indeed rigged, yes. Even the media is starting to admit as much.

        The state polls are mostly rigged, albeit at a much lower margin than are the national ones.

        Look for the polls to get less rigged the closer we get to election day, team Hilary is even on record predicting just that.

        Otis the Sweaty

        October 27, 2016 at 9:27 am

      • The national polls besides LAT, IBD and PPD are indeed rigged, yes. Even the media is starting to admit as much.

        Otis, what’s you opinion with IBD having Hillary +2?

        Rifleman

        October 27, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      • IBD is a good poll, but it is just one poll and it has a ton of undecideds.

        I take the average of the three premier pollsters: IBD, PPD and USC. They currently average Clinton 0.3%, but with 15.1% undecided/3rd party. If 10% of that vote breaks to the two real candidates, I see it going about 7% Trump vs 3% Clinton, giving Trump a 3.5% victory, more than enough to win PA.

        For my part, I’m sticking with a 1% national victory. I suspect PA is going to be extremely close but right now I’d say I have to favor Crooked Hillary.

        The polls in PA look really bad, and I’m not ready to dismiss them as rigged like I do most of the national polls.

        Otis the Sweaty

        October 28, 2016 at 5:28 am

  31. Four-and-a-half-foot-tall 18-year-oldish Mexican dewd with his pants below his pelvis throws trash onto the R tracks then once on train listens to music through his headphones that’s so loud it fills the entire car. The younger generation’s Negrifying. Evangelical Mexicans won’t prevent Muslim takeover. Muslims won’t take over through horde-riots, though; rather, the tidy, polite Muslim shopkeepers will offer the gentry protection from the ratpeople (“Yes, they are vermin; we will have our boys patrol the subways if you wish, and you will see how quickly things settle down”) and this offer will be accepted. True, most of the Muslim kids are also growing up into thuggishness, but 10% will be quiet, lethal nerds obeying the quiet instructions of their soft-spoken imams. That 10% will contain the thuggish 90% (who will exert pressure from the other side that acts as additional inducement to go to the shopkeepers for help) as well as all of the other ratpeople. The real point here is that ordinary life will be possible in NYC only through the widely-publicized administration of many extra-legal beatings per week by trustworthy vigilantes, and the constant threat of such beatings for the slightest incivility. (Trash thrown onto tracks — beating. Audible music on public transportation — beating.) Who’s going to accomplish this, if not the Muslims? And when they accomplish it NYC becomes Muslim territory.

    Garr

    October 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm

  32. Trump stopped raising money for the Republican Party – many of the establishment politicians are his enemies. Why should he help them out? Every time he’s tried to build party unity they end up stabbing him in the back – like Paul Ryan did. Trump has all the money he needs for his campaign.

    JimBonobo

    October 26, 2016 at 5:36 pm

  33. One of the more entertaining side-shows of this election has been the emergence of Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, as a vocal Trump supporter. His twitter account is hilarious.

    Julian

    October 26, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    • And lemmings fall for the spectacle. I don’t know what’s real and what’s not. This Trump political circus is greatest show on earth.

      America’s tyranny doesn’t stop with words, but outbound flow of red ink.

      JS

      October 26, 2016 at 9:20 pm

  34. The GOPe hopes Trump loses in the deluded hope that Bizness as usual will be back next January. They probably have Little Jebbie puffed up with fake support hoping he can strike out four years from now to keep the Gravy Train from running them over. This fake WWE style fight was always rigged. The GOPe plays the good loser who kept their “dignity” by being civil or some other cucky excuse. Meanwhile the whole country declines and we’re supposed to accept the new abnormal.
    These fuckers really are Stupid. This jig is up. We can see them all supporting the old hag. Its over Rover, the global village burnt down. We will not comply. Stuff the ballot boxes all you want. All it will get you is the bird. The Bird is the word for this fake government. All you wacko birds can go to the Hanoi Hilton with McCain and Disabled.

    Joshua Sinistar

    October 26, 2016 at 6:53 pm

  35. Am surprised the GOP has any support left. The GOPe basically made it clear the Tea Partiers were not welcome, and they’ve done likewise with the Trump people.

    Whether people realize it or not, politics is a business, and in any business model I am aware of, you don’t grow your business by antagonizing your most dependable customers. Go after new customers? Sure, makes sense. But you don’t get rid of the people who are money in the bank. That said, the GOP seems to be borrowing a page from the playbook of the daily newspapers 30 years ago. Back then, the thinking was “we need to get more female and minority eyeballs perusing our product,” so they chickified the news coverage, going from who/what/when/where/why/how to “it was a dark and stormy night.” Oh, and the sports page – the domain of the newspapers’ most dependable readers, i.e. middle class, middle age white males – was trashed.

    When the completely predictable happened, that is, said white males stopped reading the newspaper, the reaction by my local paper, the LA Times, was basically “fuck you, we don’t want you reading our paper anyway.” How’s that working out for them?

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    October 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    • “Am surprised the GOP has any support left. The GOPe basically made it clear the Tea Partiers were not welcome, and they’ve done likewise with the Trump people.”

      Good point. The GOP has been busy kicking out people for years. It’s given the boot to the Tea Party, and before that it gave the boot to the anti Iraq war conservatives in 2003, and booted out Buchanan’s paleo conservatives in the 90’s. Now they look around and wonder, “Heh, where did everyone go?”

      However Trump’s populist nationalists have engineered a soft coup of the GOP this year. But they can only hang on to the party and establish control if Trump wins.

      Mike Street Station

      October 27, 2016 at 11:08 am

    • It’s given the boot to the Tea Party, and before that it gave the boot to the anti Iraq war conservatives in 2003, and booted out Buchanan’s paleo conservatives in the 90’s. Now they look around and wonder, “Heh, where did everyone go?”

      Paleoconservatives were and are elderly losers with zero votes. They spent 20 to 30 years whining about being thrown out by National Review and Mel Bradford while winning European Nationalists like Farage left the mainstream center-right parties in the 1990s to build viable third parties.

      If Trump hadn’t run the paleocons would have been left hoping some fringe Republican could win a primary state before withdrawing and becoming another pseudo-martyr to add to their pantheon of failures like Joe Sobran.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      October 27, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    • The Party is worth courting because they have votes. Paleocons and their white trash off-shoot, the alt-right, provide no value.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      October 27, 2016 at 8:07 pm

  36. David Axelrod (apocryphally) defined the Democrat campaign slogan of 2016: “Hillary Clinton. Get used to it!”

    Glengarry

    October 27, 2016 at 6:19 am

  37. Interesting article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-27/inside-the-trump-bunker-with-12-days-to-go

    Jared Kushner – primary architect of the lasting Trumpist movement after the election?

    IHTG

    October 27, 2016 at 8:12 am

    • You would think the SWPLs who live in one of Jared’s apartments in Manhattan would vote for him!

      JS

      October 27, 2016 at 10:03 am

  38. Florida Update: I’ve been watching Steve Schale’s Twitter feed and website for updates on FL’s early vote stats. He’s a political adviser who engineered Obama’s two victories in the state (his commentary fascinating. his Dem cheer leading, less so). The problem for Republicans is that they typically run a significant lead in absentee ballots (and do well with in-person early voting in certain counties). Historically, this advantage is whittled down (and eventually eliminated) by the Dem’s as early voting progresses.

    As of 10-27-16 the Republicans still hold a micro-thin edge (couple thousand votes), but they will easily be overtaken soon. In urban counties, the in-person Democratic vote is MASSIVE. In a bellwether conservative county, Duval, Republicans are currently LOSING (Dem’s usually try to restrict their win to >10,000 votes). This bodes badly for Trump.

    Granted, there are many, many independent votes (but Schale insists FL independents break heavily Dem; here’s where he could be wrong!). Also, there about a dozen counties who have yet to start early voting (primarily rural and likely pro-Trump, but also more modest in population size).

    The FL stats are updated daily here:

    https://countyballotfiles.elections.myflorida.com/FVRSCountyBallotReports/AbsenteeEarlyVotingReports/PublicStats

    Steve Shale’s Blog: http://steveschale.com/

    SWPL2

    October 27, 2016 at 8:43 am

    • The massive Dem early voting is just the Dems eating in to their election day votes. We said the same thing in Obama/Romney but it was true then too.

      There is no enthusiasm for Hillary so they are using their machine to flood early voting. Look at NV where Dem early voting is dramatically up over 2012 despite the consensus that the state is neck and neck whereas Obama won it big.

      OH, MA-1 (or 2, I forget which one it is) and IA are 100% in the bank. NC, FLA are probable. It really all comes down to PA.

      But again, fuck the electoral college. Let’s just win the popular vote. If Hilary loses the popular vote she will have no legitimacy and Trump will be able to coast to victory in 2020 after the next recession.

      Otis the Sweaty

      October 27, 2016 at 9:52 am

    • Believe me when I tell u, it’s all rigged. Trump will win Florida bigly. Early voting results are rigged too. Ask Newt and Giuliani. They will tell u all about it.

      Wt

      October 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm

  39. What are your views on a possible 20 million Amish voting for Trump, effectively giving him the presidency?
    “…That number represents a significant portion of the total Amish population, which the United States Census Bureau says numbers more than 20 million men and women nationwide all pledging their vote to Trump for President. With the full force of the Amish community behind him, Donald Trump is now mathematically guaranteed to win the presidency in November….According to statistician Nate Silver of the website fivethirtyeight.com, there are no possible scenarios in which Hillary Clinton can win with Donald Trump carrying the Amish vote.”
    http://abcnews.com.co/amish-america-commit-vote-donald-trump-mathematically-guaranteeing-presidential-victory/

    SD

    October 27, 2016 at 10:44 am

    • The Amish are an asset to America, and they are what proles in America should strive for.

      However, like most proles, they are susceptible of being suggestible by our forked tongue elites.

      JS

      October 27, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    • that is a joke. The Amish are 300,000 strong.

      Otis the Sweaty

      October 27, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      • Less than 300,000, with a high number of those children who are too young to vote.

        And is the article a scam, or have the Amish really endorsed Trump?

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 27, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      • Yes, it seems to be a Clinton paid media scam. Fell for it hook, line and sinker. The Amish have approved Trump. But the numbers are nowhere near.

        SD

        October 27, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    • That’s interesting, but the source is a highly suspect website. I’m surprised that the real ABC hasn’t sued that person.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 27, 2016 at 12:54 pm

  40. My sources are telling me NV early voting is down 30% from 2012, although it seems like Republicans are actually more behind now than they were then. Make what you will of those numbers.

    Otis the Sweaty

    October 27, 2016 at 11:56 am

    • I’m worried about Harry Reid and his machine + the Mormons in NV. I ready somewhere that early vote totals in the state are making it an uphill climb for Republicans. I hope Trump has a significant GOTV effort there.

      SWPL2

      October 27, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      • Trump does not need GOTV. His personality will carry NV.

        Wt

        October 27, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    • My sources tell me that NV is a lock for Crooked Hillary. Same sources, however, also say that IA, OH, NC and FLA are a lock for Trump.

      A Trump win in NV would imply a popular vote victory of ~3% based on 2012 results. PA, however, can be won with a 2% popular vote victory and possibly even a 1% popular vote win.

      Otis the Sweaty

      October 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm

  41. http://www.unz.com/article/rule-or-ruin/

    This is a very good article addressing Lion of the Turambor’s points.

    map

    October 27, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    • Griffin’s problem (well in addition to all his comments warning about a Vatican take over of the US government and dark threats of “jooie athiests”) is that he is name checking people who write far better and present a much more cogent argument than he does.

      The point of this type of article is take an existing argument and re-view it, expand the conclusions and question the reasoning.

      Instead Griffin limply imagines the counter factual of the shadowy GOPe opposing the general election campaigns of Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul. Griffin must be the only person on the planet yearning for a Huckabee run, since he was forced out after Iowa this year (no need for dark machinations by the Vatican), and its certainly the only time I have heard “Gods, Guns, Grits and Gravy” lionized.

      In fact it does nothing to address Peggy Noonan’s column except argue that Trump supporters are also nuts.

      Lion o' the Turambar

      October 27, 2016 at 3:29 pm

  42. In person early voting in FLA now only favors Hillary by 4 points. Down over a point from yesterday. This is not counting returned absentee ballots where Trump is also expanding his lead.

    For early in person FLA voting, we are waiting on 16 overwhelmingly pro Trump counties to begin voting this weekend.

    The Hillary machine may have shot their bolt and are simply running out of voters.

    Otis the Sweaty

    October 27, 2016 at 1:34 pm

  43. Dem early voting in FLA trails Obama’s numbers by 71,000 from what they were at this point in 2012, and keep in mind that the trend is decelerating. Obama only won the state by 75000 votes.

    Otis the Sweaty

    October 27, 2016 at 1:48 pm

  44. Okay, I have the following apples to apples comparison about early voting in FLA:
    Republican returned absentee ballots are +2.8% over Democrat absentee returned ballots. In 2012, final results were Republicans beating Democrats by 3.0%. Given that the gap has widened every day, it seems possible, maybe even likely, that the Republican advantage will exceed the 2012 margin.

    The Democrats have an in person early voting advantage of 4%. This margin has shrunk over each day of voting so far although I don’t know that we should expect that trend to continue to any significant degree. In 2012, the Democrats final in person early voting advantage was 10%, a full 6% higher than this year.

    Otis the Sweaty

    October 27, 2016 at 3:08 pm

  45. I see no point in trying to prevent the US from becoming a third world country by electing a typical third world-like leader, narcissitic, vulgar and authoritarian.

    Jonathan

    October 27, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    • You make a good point, as if the US isn’t on a steep decline already.

      About half of America’s White youth those under the age of 35 are underemployed. Many saddled with student loans living in their parents’ basement (and some of them might be commenting on this blog). Proles of every level have a hard time finding “hands on” prole work, let alone aspiring SWPLs finding fake work.

      Then there’s the social malaise and NAM problem that will essentially lead the White beta/omega male under the age of 30 into insanity. We aren’t in Spain, where unemployed Spanish youths are cheery, because they have a genuine network of friends and female companionship. A disparate nation with a caste system of class, race hierarchy and competition will fall harder than the Towel of Babel.

      JS

      October 27, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    • You are TruCon scum

      Otis the Sweaty

      October 27, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    • Better to have a first world country with a third world leader than a third world country with a first world leader.

      HBD.

      SFG

      October 27, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      • Apparently, either America does a poor job being a 1st world or it refuses to acknowledge its “3rd world status” relative to other industrialized nations.

        If Indians from faraway are able to scam American citizens by posing as IRS agents instilling fear, then what does this tell you about America and its police state?

        JS

        October 28, 2016 at 12:05 am

  46. Bad news is that Latino voting is way up. Might not carry over election day, hopefully not, but it could be trouble.

    Otis the Sweaty

    October 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    • Who could have foreseen the Hispanic vote being important in Florida?

      Lion of the Turambar

      October 28, 2016 at 7:26 am

  47. Gravis has Trump down 1 nationally. Gravis is a high quality, non rigged poll and it agrees with what the other 3 high quality non rigged polls are saying: the race is dead even with a lot of undecideds. Ras also has Trump down by 1 but they are garbage so ignore them.

    Trump needs a 1 point national victory to win the electoral college. It’s doable.

    Otis the Sweaty

    October 27, 2016 at 8:04 pm

  48. it’s obvious lion is just a concern troll.

    i pity his commenters, that he’s duped them.

    flaneur

    October 27, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    • Yakov is the quintessential Trump supporter.

      Tyranny doesn’t stop with Trump or words!

      JS

      October 27, 2016 at 9:48 pm

  49. MSNBC freaking out over latest wikileaks revelations:

    “Whoah! This Clinton leak thing. Look at this! The New York Times, ‘Concerns Over Donations to the Clinton Foundation Vexed Top Clinton Aides.’ We’re just absolutely horrified what they [the Clintons] have gotten themselves involved into, that they walked into this campaign with all this and I guess it verifies what you [another panel member] said at one point yesterday, the belief of everybody that ‘there is no fixing this, there is no quick fix, there is no good answer’.”
    Scarbough goes on, “The Washington Post is absolutely fascinating on Bill Clinton. $66 million dollars to him personally, and they’re bragging. They’re bragging in the memo that they can shake down the same corporations that they’re taking foundation money from, that they can shake them down for $66 million dollars for quote, Bill Clinton, Bill and Hillary Clinton personally.”

    curri

    October 28, 2016 at 7:11 am

  50. Clinton trouncing Trump in IBD Poll (+3). This is a horrifying trend. Every morning I check this poll in the hopes of seeing an end to Hillary’s momentum.

    Then it’s off to the darkest corners of the interwebs (Bill Mitchell on Twitter), where emotional tirades about Dem oversampling in polls and fantastical statements on Trump’s 25% support among black rule the day. I need to get a life.

    On a side note, I called the Trump campaign to volunteer and got lost in a ridiculous phone tree/automated message. I then emailed them to volunteer (no response). Finally, I filled out the online form to volunteer and receive one confirmation text and nothing else since (not impressed). I’m willing to make GOTV calls but the local GOP office wants us to phone bank for local Republican dweebs (not willing).

    SWPL2

    October 28, 2016 at 8:46 am

    • ABC’s fake poll has Trump’s deficit down to 4, from 9 last week. Ras has it tied from Trump -2 just 2 days ago. USC now has Trump up by 2.

      Gotta look at the averages of the 3 real polls IBD, USC and PPD which are consistently showing a Hil lead of less than a point with a ton of undecideds. And momentum is unquestionably on our side.

      Otis the Sweaty

      October 28, 2016 at 10:01 am

      • I agree some of the momentum looks good (Nate Silver just said that many of Trump’s recent gains have come from Gary Johnson). I don’t trust Rasmussen (they lean Dem, so if it’s tied, I could easily see Hillary +3 or +4). With USC/LA Times, Silver insists that it typically shows a 6-point pro-Trump bias (so if you adjust, that would also be Hillary +4).

        And, I think you’re right about undecideds (if you’re still “undecided” after history’s most concerted media onslaught of a candidate, you are trying to convince yourself to vote Trump).

        I think I’m most worried about Trump’s poor standing in NV. His path is so narrow, what’s left? I would love him to be competitive in PA, but I’m not going to entertain fantasies of an Amish wave (they never vote in large numbers).

        What to make of Helmut Norpoth’s model? And the new AI computer model out of India that show Trump winning?

        SWPL2

        October 28, 2016 at 10:57 am

  51. Lion, how about an interesting post for every Trump-related post, posted simultaneously? You could have two different sections to your blog: (A) interesting; (B) Trump. “Interesting” would include anything you notice in your walks around NYC, interactions with people, a sandwich you enjoyed eating, a picture you painted.

    Garr

    October 28, 2016 at 9:19 am

  52. yeah i miss lions fab nyc street photography.

    james n.s.w

    October 28, 2016 at 10:06 am

    • Lion really needs to hone in his blog with value transference: This is what ruined America and greed is what propelled it into destruction.

      JS

      October 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

  53. FL Republican absentees surging. R absentees now leading Dems at 3% margin, which is the same as what Romney pulled. Early in person voting now favors the Dems by 3.3% down from 10% in 2012. These numbers are consistent with a Trump victory in FL of 7%, which is itself consistent with Trump winning the popular vote by 3%, a number that is believable based on the non rigged polls: IBD, USC, PPD, Ras and Gravis. The current average of the non rigged polls has Crooked Hillary up by less than 0.5%, but with over 15% undecided/3rd party.

    Otis the Sweaty

    October 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

    • But Otis, two points.

      1- latino surge into Fla esp Puerto Ricans from the north might be a problem

      2-Fla is a key but Trump needs Ohio and Pa. I thought Trump’s message was more geared toward that Ohio/Pa/Michigan part of America hit by Wall street greed and NAFTA etc

      So shouldn’t we expect Trump to outperform polls in those areas? Polls might be missing the enthusiasm/turnout/Democrat cross over to Trump among people who would NEVER vote for a Romney.

      Rifleman

      October 28, 2016 at 4:24 pm

  54. I just did the great patriotic act for our God Emperor TRUMP. Lines were absolutely crazy for early voting. I only wish I was in a swing state.

    Two in the Bush

    October 28, 2016 at 11:14 am

  55. The press just won’t give up. Here, the Washington Post reports bad news for Trump via a 2-day binge of interviewing white men in sports bars?!

    “Two days of interviews in the so-called “collar counties” around the City of Brotherly Love reveal profound problems for Trump in this area, even as he visited for a rally. I canvassed two dozen voters at three different sports bars – before, during and after the Eagles game last Sunday.”

    http://link.washingtonpost.com/view/54a17bea897e2cf46c0293b44r0s6.6pn0/20f5d8c3

    SWPL2

    October 28, 2016 at 11:40 am

  56. The polls do not take into account of the fact that some people have not forgotten her public-private positions on every issue. So what they say to those phony “news” organizations may simply be a public position. In the privacy of the voting booth, they will choose differently. The lies that she has given to the voters for decades may come back to bite her.

    maga

    October 28, 2016 at 11:45 am

  57. A new term to be added to the LoftB glossary –

    Trumpenproletariate – noun – Trump·en·pro·le·tar·i·at or Trump·en·prole: Proles who support Trump.

    JS

    October 29, 2016 at 2:50 pm

  58. You Internet broke my Internet heart when you drank the Trump Kool-aid. Why are you bothered so much more by Mexican immigration than I am, when I grew up in LA and am surrounded by them, and you grew up in New York where there are none?

    Sheila Tone

    October 30, 2016 at 7:04 pm


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