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February 23, 2016

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Centralcal on iPad

Ther is a lot of truth in his words.

Jeff Dobbs

NV Caucus Time!

Jeff Dobbs

Megyn says we could know the winner by midnight eastern?

Dang cuacusuesususes.

Tony D

Who's Matt Walsh? Is he the guy from America's Most Wanted?

henry

Peering into the wind. If you say Trump is too establishment / not Conservative enough / and untrustworthy -- you need someone to point to among the others that speaks to the main issues and can be trusted. Heck, point to someone that fits either criterion. Kasich (of expanding Medicaid)? Rubio (ole gang of 8)? Cruz (VAT)? Three varieties of GOP consultant mush. It may be Trump can't be trusted on the issues of the day (or anything else), but at least he knows what they are and talks about them.

Jeff Dobbs

Who's Tony D? Is he the guy from Who's the Boss?

henry

I don't even like Trump, but Walsh's argument is dumb.

Beasts of England

I read that piece earlier today. He commits the same mistake as all the other TDS sufferers: he insults them.

"I don't believe your anger." "...I think your anger, if it exists, is misplaced."

And then goes into a bizarre blaming spree about imagined despotism. Despotism? Are you fucking kidding me?

The very attitude he displays is what helped create Trump - disdain for regular people who have given up on the current establishment. People who are tired of being ignored.

Sen. Sessions - who is revered almost unanimously around the conservative blogosphere - isn't afraid of Trump. He is pleased that Trump is bringing new faces to the party. Be like Jeff.

seapea

Seriously, who is "Matt Walsh" ?

Tom Veal

Thank God I live in Illinois, where my vote doesn't count. In a Trump vs. Hillarity/Sanders vs. (maybe) Bloomberg contest, I'll be able to cast a ballot for some crazy libertarian or out-of-touch Bible thumper without a twinge of guilt over the outcome of the election.

Miss Jane Marple

Beasts,

Just got done reading this post from a link on Twitter. I agree with you.

Why in the world was Trump mocked when he first declared? Why wasn't he welcomed as a competitor and engaged on the issues?

Oh, no, he was a clown, a fraud, a buffoon, an ignoramus, etc.

And, according to Cooke, Wilson, and a bunch of others, so were his supporters.

Virtue signaling amongst the conservative literati isn't any more attractive than when I see it amongst the Journolistas. And this is what this is.

"Please keep me in the cool crowd! I hate Trump and here's why!"

Pfft.

Captain Hate

[Redacted for Lent] straight, Beasts; Trump has truly been blessed with the people who hate him.

clarice

I'm with you, Tom.

And pulled out a plum.

How could he type all that while sucking his thumb?

DaveP.

Because badmouthing me is gonna make me change my mind, loser... er, Matt.

If the Republican Party hadn't spent the past twenty years trashing its reputation and alienating its core supporters, there would be no Trump. When you gonna get around to doing something about that, Matt?

Miss Jane Marple

Time for a second glass of wine. Twitter is full of complaints from every candidate's supporters.

PD

Matt Walsh, what makes you think I care in the slightest what your opinion of me is?

Theo

I ask -- in all seriousness -- just what are the arguments FOR Trump?

Rick Ballard

The "core" supporters are so irritated that the GOP holds historic majorities in state legislatures across the country. Much credit should go to President Obama and there is no glory in following Napoleon's dictum to 'Never interrupt an enemy when he is making a mistake" but your idea of who constitutes the 'core' might be just a tad narrow.

PD

Okay, full disclosure: I read Tom's comments on Matt Walsh first. Then, having never heard of Matt Walsh before, I clicked the link to his article. Where, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but this:

Matt Walsh is a blogger, writer, speaker, and professional truth sayer.

Those last three words erased even the miniscule interested I might have had in reading his article, and I stopped right there before getting to the first word.

PD

I ask -- in all seriousness -- just what are the arguments FOR Trump?

He's not Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

PD

This Democrat town hall on CNN seems identical with the previous ones, with minor differences in the softball "up close and personal questions."

Miss Jane Marple

Theo,

The basic argument FOR Trump is as follows, from what I have heard here and read on the internet:

1. He is not obligated to donors
2. He understands finance and business
3. He will close the border with a wall
4. He will stop Muslim immigration until we can see who is safe and who is not
5. He will straighten out the VA
6. He opposes Common core
7. He will make better trade deals, helping the American worker
8. He isn't a GOP politician

There are probably more. One can argue about these points, as many do. However, this is what I have picked up and what motivates them.

Theo

PD

Nor are Rafael Cruz or Marco Rubio or John Kasich. (Or me.)

But what is it about Trump that would make someone think that he should be the nominee?

PD

H.C.: A lot of low-wage workers don't make much.

Beasts of England

There a huge difference between state GOP lawmakers and the ones who go to DC and lose touch with reality.

PD

Theo, you asked what the arguments were for Trump, not why someone thinks he should be the nominee. (I myself would prefer he not be the nominee.)

MM summarized his appeal nicely, I think.

Centralcal on iPad

MJM: your items 3, 4, 5 and 7 - "will" should probably be changed to "says he will".

Threadkiller

9. He is a Birther and it hasn't hurt his chances.

glasater

I don't know how in the world The Donald can screw things up worse then 0bama has.

Miss Jane Marple

Centracal,

I was reporting what people have said, not whether or not it is true.

It is what people believe.

narciso

so how is it I reasonable concluded who the new jayvee franchisee, is with about five minutes of googling, yet stars and stripes has not,

http://projects.nytimes.com/guantanamo/detainees/267-ahmad-abd-al-rahman-ahmad

he was the only one transferred to spain in 2004, and sent to gitmo in 2002

Stephanie

http://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-seeks-to-force-apple-to-extract-data-from-about-12-other-iphones-1456202213


Wasn't the argument that it was only the one phone? Liars.

Miss Jane Marple

By the way, complaints about poll workers wearing Trump shirts are pointless.

It is legal in Nevada to wear such stuff at the polls, unlike my state or many others.

Centralcal on iPad

Donna, sorry, but I thought we were looking for someone to improve things, not just compete in screwing up.

Theo

Miss Jane --

Thanks.

Numbers 1,2 and 8 are even more true of Michael Bloomberg. Numbers 3, 4, 5 and 7 are mostly bluster. I assume others oppose Common Core as well.

I guess it comes down to a belief that he can actually do what he says he can do.


Threadkiller


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Beasts of England

Matt Walsh is pajama boy? Figures.

narciso

yes, I would say surprise, surprise, but that's gotten old,

PD

I guess it comes down to a belief that he can actually do what he says he can do.

Being able to achieve his stated goals is not completely in his control. For me to support him, it'd be more important that I believe he means what he says when he says what he wants to do. I'm not certain I do, although I'd like to.

Nevertheless, should he be the nominee, I vote for him in a heartbeart over either HC or BS.

glasater

Heh, C-cal..

You gave me away!1!!!

I hear you about wanting to make things better but I'm out on the ledge with OL and the rest of the gang :-)

Rango

I liked Trump in the beginning when he perpetually vexed the media and the GOPe, but I see the same thing happening that happens when revolutionaries take over or when dogs catch the car. He's great at stirring things up but fixing stuff is a whole different ball of wax.

peter

going out on the Ledge. OL is there music? beer?

Threadkiller

There's a mechanic, peter.

PD

So Matt Walsh is not only a self-proclaimed professional truth sayer, but a self-proclaimed radical thinker.

What's that word that's attempting to come to mind? Putz?

Centralcal on iPad

Glasater, oops. Out on the ledge with ya girlfriend. I fear Trump is not the "savior" folks are looking for.

PD

Crawl on FOX re: Supreme Court: WHITE HOUSE SAYS NOT HOLDING HEARINGS WOULD BE UNPRECEDENTED

I remember when Obama came into office, his breathless supporters couldn't get enough of applying the word "unprecedented" to all things Obama. So unprecedented is a good thing. Right?

narciso

so I was having trouble pulling up documents from
Microsoft Starter 2010, even though I boosted my speed, so I uninstalled it, got a click 2 configuration error, and installed libre, now I have access to them, did I do the right thing,

glasater

C-cal, I adhere to the Chinese curse.. 'may you live in interesting times..' and we certainly are in the midst of it.

Rick Ballard

Matt Walsh is the blogger whom Tom Maguire (a blogger) chose to highlight in this blog. I'm still searching for Tom Maguire's actual disparagement of anything written by Matt Walsh but I keep chuckling over the ten links which Tom Maguire (a blogger) chose to highlight from the blog written by Matt Walsh (a blogger).

I'll keep looking.

Miss Jane Marple

We are going to have to have such a large Ledge that it will look like Shangri-La.

DebinNC

What happened to Matt's zip-up onesie, mug of hot chocolate, and cheeks with less hair than one of Jeff's cue balls?

Stephanie

Always one of my favorite arguments. "Drop your candidate and support mine so THEIR candidate will lose!"

Um, no.
======================

Seems to be the sentiment on FB right now. And a really good answer to MWalsh.

narciso

So on last weeks shannara, after the skullbearer impostor eventine, was killed by his son, and he became king, the young heroes found themselves in a strange throwback techno party, to our current day,
of course, you know this can't end well, so they are almost sacrificed to said skullbearers,

DrJ

narc,

If LibreOffice works for you, then it is fine. It is not compatible enough with Office (and all of my collaborators use that) so for me it works only for a quick read on my email computer.

I've been following the Kalamazoo shootings with quite some interest. Most of you may know that is my home town, and it is a heck of a way to get it into the news. I know most of the places where it all happened, though from quite some time ago.

Nothing much seems to be known yet. The constabularies say he sorta admitted to it, and the late-breaking news is that he did not have a concealed carry permit. Married, a couple of kids. No history of mental illness or anything else noteworthy.

We'll see how it unfolds. (No, I didn't know any of the people involved.)

derwill

Theo, a lot of his support comes from those who are so pissed off they want to smash the system--or to at least kick over the table. Since he's already smashed through the GOPe (Jeb! was supposed to be inevitable, remember?), so far he's giving them what they want. And every attack on him in the same vein as what we see from this Matt Walsh person just reconfirms that impression. They aren't thinking about tomorrow yet and what comes after inauguration day, but maybe they're so fed up that at this point smashing the system is both the end all and the be all.

It's a revolution of a sort and like all revolutions it has acquired a life of its own, and

rse

I think OL has downloaded some more books to his kindle.

We can keep a historical perspective from the ledge. With drinks. Good liquor.

Clarice and I can cook as long as someone keeps the wineglass filled as we saute.

derwill

oops.

. . . and is likely to end up in a place none of us can see coming yet.

narciso

well he is one, as the expression goes,


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/02/hillary-spokesman-says-judge-in-email-scandal-part-of-right-wing-conspiracy-even-though-bill-clinton-appointed-him/

Miss Jane Marple

One more glass of wine, as I wait for the Nevada results!

Threadkiller

Wasn't TM just being faithful to Walsh's links?

narciso

somethings he says for affect, like that line about 5th avenue, and some other remarks,

narciso

rush was arguing with a rubio supporter, that would vote for hillary, if trump was nominated, that doesn't really compute, then again neither does erick erickson,

narciso


seeing how this whole thing came up recently,

https://www.emptywheel.net/2015/02/06/cias-merlin-was-arranging-fake-nuclear-deals-on-an-aol-account-shared-with-his-wife-and-kids/

Stephanie

The pundits talk about Trump and Trumpertantrums, but ISTM that the GOPe fainting couches are full of folks like Walsh having tantrums - screaming, demanding, threatening to take their vote and go home, stompy feet, look at me histrionics. I'm surprised they haven't resorted to stealing each other's binkies.. reminds of the SJW temper tantrums but from the right.

Miss Jane Marple

narciso,

People are getting too emotional, which is probably to be expected after 2 terms of Obama.

I don't know that it can be dialed back, but it should be. It's creating bad feelings, which are not helpful for November.

narciso

so this is going around,

https://twitter.com/elainaplott

Miss Jane Marple

Stephanie,

I had a friend on the internet called Common Tator. He used to post on Free Republic. He passed away 4 years ago.

One of the things I learned from him is that if
a candidate cannot count on your support, he will look from support from others, maybe those who you don't agree with.

So, if Trump wins without the support of these GOPe tantrum throwers, why would he pay attention to what they want?

Stephanie

Eric's still hoping TPTB will punch his e-ticket for the Dumbo ride.

Another of the 'do as I say or I will have a stompy fit pundits.

It really is kinda funny. They set up all these conferences, snag a ballroom and control who can get in, schedule each other as the 'inside crowd' on the podiums for the crowd to fawn over and get all upset when the crowd gets bored and heads to the exits.

Dave (in MA)

Guy who got free weight reduction lap band surgery twits:

Howie Carr ‏@HowieCarrShow 53m53 minutes ago
Turn on Fox, first thing I see is 3-chin girly man Eric Erickson. Guess why he's on w/Megyn... he hates Trump. Quel surprise! #Nevadacaucus

narciso

I was thinking more if tony stark would run a national campaign would it really turn out differently,

http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/23/trump-the-deadpool-of-national-politics/#disqus_thread

narciso

I know it looks like they 'are looting the food court'

Beasts of England

Looks like record turnout once again for a Republican primary or caucus. I'm sure we can find something to bitch about in that regard, right?

I keed, I keed!!

narciso

rabbits just run out of hats,


http://www.alanalentin.net/2016/02/22/open-letter-on-peter-tatchell-censorship-and-criticism/

narciso

a kangaroo trial with more pouches

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/did-clinton-aides-try-to-pick-states-inspector-general/article/2583890

YourMaster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoAmll3ViQA
Things must not be going well for either Bernie or Hillary Mwahahahahahaha this is reason enough to vote Trump... look how demoralized/disheartened liberals are at Trump... it sends them into full meltdown mode. do you get this from Ted Cruz? nope.

and now, I am going to have to be painfully honest back...

Everything you said about Trump, is most people's view of the entire GOPe (McCain, Rubio, Bush, Romney, and yes even Ted Cruz)
you all have appeased the dems too much, for anyone to be convinced Ted Cruz or Rubio will be any different.

I'll try to explain briefly why the Majority is sick of both the GOP and the DNC elite.
First, the GOP betrayed ppl on 0bamacare and didn't even try to successful repeal it. ...when the GOP was essentially put in power with a mandate to do this (before 0bama leaves office)
wanna know why? So he can PERSONALLY experience all the misery and suffering when it's ripped away and he cant do anything about it/not even veto just before he's kicked from office permanently.

so essentially.. the GOPe are 'enablers' and have proven that rather consistently for the last couple of years/decades.

so ppl turn to an outsider to fix things.

also immigration... hate to break it to you, but Ted Cruz was literally talking about building a wall WHEN HE RAN FOR HIS SENATE SEAT....
why aren't people supporting his run for president you wonder? ...well, did you see Ted Cruz deliver on that promise after he won... to Build that wall? did you even see him attempt to enforce the borders? Nope.

So two things come to mind with Ted Cruz with that.... 1st he must not be as anti-immigration as you think he is... or as he tries to portray himself to be. -keep in mind, he is both a lawyer/politician... so he'll glad lie to your face with a smile.-
(his lack of actions on it prove such... and until he does otherwise, most people won't take him ...at his word)
secondly, he has no accomplishments what lil conservatism you say he has... involves voting against a bill ....notice I say 'voting against', and not 'stopping.' (the funding of planned parenthood still passed... EVEN THO TED CRUZ VOTED AGAINST IT.) ...did he try to get everyone else on board to stop the bill ...and succeed?
y'know like a real capable leader would of done who had skill. nope.

Did he even do the smart thing... like attaching a complete/partial repeal of 0bamacare to the funding of planned parenthood? Which would of forced 0bama/dems to choose between one or the other and sign or veto? Ted Cruz, Rubio and the rest gave the dems everything they wanted in the end, without much resistence.

if he had done that, most people would of flocked to Ted Cruz and he would of been in first place pretty much this entire time his campaign for the presidency had started.
If he had done something about the illegals/building a wall/enforcing the border like he promised when he won senate
it wouldn't have even came up in this election.

such acts come with consequences...
so as many faults as Trump has, I can tell you Ted Cruz and Rubio have far more.

like it or not tho... the GOP inaction/enabling got them where they are today ...and that does include Ted Cruz/Rubio

to win... you gonna have to get Ted Cruz/Rubio to quickly repeal 0bamacare before the nomination/election ends or I'd say their toast.

....that is the only thing that will give such the much needed bounce to beat Trump.
if he fails... well... Ted Cruz/rubio must really not want to president then.

Miss Jane Marple

Gosh, I wish the results would come in for Nevada! I am so tired and I want to go to bed!

narciso

you know they say, I could tell you but then I've have to kill you, but they don't seem following through with that second part,

https://twitter.com/20committee/status/702301996099964928

(A)Nuther Bub

I've followed Matt Walsh for several years. He's an insightful patriotic conservative who is on the same side as JOMers in most things. His most recent columns, IIRC, prior to this one, were about Antonin Scalia's greatness and how critical it is that Obama be constrained from making the replacement. Label him Pajama Boy if you like, but that is mistaken.

narciso

well no pedestals must remain standing,


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3460017/Black-communist-widow-exposed-revolutionary-hero-Soviet-spy-cost-kitchen-Evil-wife-Poland-s-prime-minister-boasts-betrayed-Lech-Walesa-12-000-home-needs-renovating.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

The Infamous Ignatz

How are the Reps supposed to repeal Barrycare?
IIRC they sent him a bill doing just that and he vetoed it. They don't have a veto proof margin.

narciso

yes, but they had already funded robertscare through the cr,

Threadkiller

Cuckservatives: Matt Walsh Jumps The Shark

Glenn Beck’s puppet poses as a bold truth teller ...

http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2015/08/10/cuckservatives-matt-walsh-jumps-the-shark/

A Glenn Beck connection?

Miss Jane Marple

I think I am going to bed I will check in from there with my iPad.

Too tired to sit here at the computer.

Beasts of England

I was just goofing on him regarding the posted photo, (A)Nuther Bub.

I have no regrets calling him out on the disgraceful, and almost certainly unhelpful, screed in the original post.

narciso

the vapors, in that earlier tweet, tell you everything you need to know,

I was witness to a local recall election, fanned by the local radio station, which was so cutthroat they almost called in jimmy carter,

The Infamous Ignatz

--I ask -- in all seriousness -- just what are the arguments FOR Trump?--

This question is close to being irrelevant. Barring a breakout by Cruz or Rubio, soon, Trump will be the nominee.
In that case the argument for Trump is precisely the-lesser-of-two-evils one perennially made for whatever inadequate doofus the Reps nominated. The only difference this time is that we KNOW a Hillary or Sanders election dooms the country to a left wing SCOTUS, the absence of which has been the only thing standing between us and the wholesale loss of virtually all our most important freedoms.

At that point anyone who sits on their hands or votes for either of those Marxists because Trump is rude and vulgar and might not be a real conservative and has funny hair is behaving less rationally and less responsibly than all the supposed clowns rooting for Trump.
And as it becomes more likely that Trump is the nominee that we might have to vote for to block those two scags who will end America as we know it, those who insist on denigrating Trump and his supporters to the point some decide they can't vote for him those people are, it seems to me, assisting in that destruction.

narciso

does notre dame pick lots when selecting faculty,


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/21/you-re-doing-baptism-all-wrong.html

narciso

cuckservative, is not a phrase you use, if you want to be portrayed as not a loon,

cheerleader

There's very little truth but a lot of desperation in his words.

Bribery? HYPERBOLE!!!!!
Bribery is a crime. When has Trump been arrested and convicted of the crime of bribery.

The rest is just a pile of vomit.

cheerleader

"--I ask -- in all seriousness -- just what are the arguments FOR Trump?--"

words of an extremely Low Information Voter

narciso

tweedle rove, and tweedle trippi, the last recently has been running the kuwaiti gitmo scam,

derwill

I stand with Ig's 11:16! Vote for the Republican no matter who it turns out to be as if your liberty depended upon it--because it does.

cheerleader

"Clowns" don't build multi-billion dollar multinational companies and fly around in their own Boeing 757 or finance their own campaigns. They don't raise beautiful, well mannered, extremely intelligent children who love and respect their father.

narciso

it is interesting how doctrine arose,

https://www.baptistdistinctives.org/resources/articles/believers-baptism/

what candida trades in, is low sophistry, that Dan Brown would look down on,

The Infamous Ignatz

I don't know what a cuckservative is but linking to a guy who doesn't think racism is immoral is not a very good way to argue for your side of things.

Beasts of England

Ramon Castro is dead.

narciso

big woop, fidel's nina burleigh, ann marie bardach, made a big deal of 'discovering him' back in the early 00s, that was back when the white whale was luis posada carriles,

narciso

one of the links regarded an ad by one of the mittens braintrust, kelly packer gage, which makes a host of buckshot allegations which could at one time, have hit any of the candidates,

Rango

Ignatz, at some point in my life, I want to vote FOR someone again. Why can't we put someone I truly want in the White House again? If I have to vote for Trump to avoid the final collapse of our republic, so be it, but it just seems sad. And predicting the resulting effect Trump has on the trajectory of our country will be like predicting the eventual judicial position of a Bush 41 Supreme Court nominee.

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