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March 01, 2016

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Threadkiller

Hugh Hewitt has been full KKK all day.

Does not see how Trump recovers.

He started off calling quite a few losses for Trump. Now he says that if Trump wins only 8 or 9 races it is a good indicator that Trump has lost any momentum he ever had.

I see.

Jim Miller

One more reason to think Trump is really French: (Besides his hairdo, his attachment to dirigisme, and his imitation of Poujade's language.)_ He isn't really into this whole freedom of speech thing.)

And, as we all know, the French are not as supportive of free speech as the British, much less we Americans.

henry

TK, does anyone else listen to HH? (besides you and his mother).

Phalangechallenged Enormuswang

Sheriff Joe on FBN just said "Ronald Trump". Sounds good to me.

Jim Miller

Porchlight - You may be thinking too literally.

anonamom

Absolutely no Andrea on the ledge.

Neo

I’m sure Climate Change also causes an undiscovered contagious hemarhoid disease because the whole thing is pain in the arse.

Threadkiller

Hugh is grilling some local Tennessee candidate as to whether the KKK "Titanic hit below the waterline" is a hot topic in Tennessee and how devastating the killshot has been.

The guest says no big deal. So Hugh asked him again in a more stern voice.

Now Hugh wants to know if Trump is taking down other candidates.

Phalangechallenged Enormuswang

Hillary to give speech in 5 minutes. That rotten bitch. Be sure to tune in!

Porchlight

I was kinda kidding, Jim Miller, but didn't feel right adding a smiley face. But I'll add it here. :)

Off to trivia night. Should be lots of long lib faces.

Jim Miller

Here's a question for those of you who follow financial affairs more closely than I do: When Bernie Madoff was finally arrested, did some of his victims at first refuse to admit they had been conned?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I welcome Trandrea onto our big tent ledge.
"Andrea would you like to have a look through the breech of this 16" gun? Why don't you crawl right up in there and have a look at that cold steel? I'll hold the breech block open for you here. That's it..." clang.

Or she could always enjoy the view from the observation deck just so long as she doesn't get too close the
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clarice

http://claremontindependent.com/i-resign-the-writing-centers-mission-is-to-teach-writing-not-ideology/

Horrid story.

Phalangechallenged Enormuswang

"When Bernie Madoff was finally arrested..."

Someone is using AOL dial-up.

MarkO

Hewitt has been under intense pressure from "conservative' extremists to drop his objectivity and push for Rubio. Rich Lowry, Tom Nichols and others have called him out publicly, after saying they would rather have Hillary than Trump.

That is certainly not "conservatism" as I've known it for 50 years. Voting is a political act, not a virtuous exercise. By definition it is about power.

I will vote for the GOP nominee even if I would prefer to have him summarily executed, because of the SC.

This Democrat President and this GOP Congress have shown me that the only institution protecting my rights is the Court.

Dave (in MA)

#FeelTheCankle

Jeff Dobbs

So Trump is giving a presser at 9 ... to step on the polls closing in TX?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Did any of the saps conned into voting for Dole, McCain or Romney ever admit they'd been conned into voting for the clowns on the false premise they'd actually put up a fight and try to win?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

#I'dRatherBeDeadInaDitch

MarkO

Jeff, I can barely summon the strength to watch any of this and while I love to snark on Twitter and mock others, I can't even do that because of the gross stupidity. I'm only one man.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Attorney General Lynch;
"Hillary Clinton Isn't Getting Special Treatment. We don't prosecute any Democrats."

Phalangechallenged Enormuswang

Hillary Clinton speaking, she just said:

"...we have to make strong, uh, broken places, restitch the bonds of trust and respect across our country.."

I have no f-ing idea what that means, but you can see her eyes going from teleprompter to teleprompter. Dear Lord, she is a disaster.

Jeff Dobbs

Fox calls TX for Cruz.

Question there is if Rubio gets to 20% to get delegates.

Phalangechallenged Enormuswang

Hillary reminds me of my mother in law.

Jeff Dobbs

And now the REAL winner of the night - Marco Rubio got second place in Virginia! SECOND PLACE IS A MARCO-WIN!!!

MarkO

Buckley once responded to someone with this: "I have no idea what you are saying and I don't think you do either."

In composing a nasty letter to counsel today, I came across this wonderful quote by William Blake with which I described an evasive omission: "A truth that's told with bad intent." I claim it as mine own.

squaredance

"Hillary reminds me of my mother in law."

Exactly. That is what I call her: Americas Mother In Law.

may we gen get a meme going on twitter.

narciso

He's half Scot and german, on his father's side, I somehow thought he was Norwegian silly me. He's a burghur doing a Macedonian impression.

Jeff Dobbs

Graphic on Fox shows Hillary's current TX vote at 66.6%

Well, isn't that fitting.

Gentlejim

Do we need to send GUS to stare at Mr. Ryan the next time he's home on a break? That'll fix him.

narciso

Jacksonian, some might say gaullist like the squire of Whittier fancied himself to be.

Phalangechallenged Enormuswang

Marco Rubio speaking. Hair just as bad as Trumps. Huge bald spot in back. So far, no penis jokes. Maybe he saw his poll numbers drop. His family looks bored. Tells his wife she has some splainin' to do (just kidding). FBN cuts away.

Dave (in MA)

#InFortMarcyPark?

narciso

They have hidden the news out of spain for a week now. Interesting what happens in about a week.

Jeff Dobbs

This will be interesting to watch...could impact the race for "two man race" claim both he and Cruz will want to make after tonight...

Nate Cohn ‏@Nate_Cohn 11m11 minutes ago
Rubio is very near the 20 percent delegate threshold in all of AL/GA/TN/TX. He has btwn 19 and 21 percent in all. A lot of danger here.

clarice

Drudge calls both Tx and Okl for Cruz

Gentlejim

I thought Andrea could visit the ledge long enough to get chucked into the river to see if she floats like the witch she is.

Threadkiller

CBS can't figure out how Trump is in 2nd in Texas considering his trashing of Bush, Perry, and Cruz.

narciso

That may have been a Freudian autocorrect.

Jeff Dobbs

Fox calls OK for Cruz.

Eeeenteresting.

Sue

Holy cow. Bernie won OK.

Jim Miller

narciso - At one time, Trump was claiming to be part Swedish, which may be why you made that Scandinavian connection. (And, who knows, he may have been claiming to be Norwegian at one time, too.)

I am half joking when I call him French -- but not at all joking when I say that, to the extent his economic policies are coherent, they look very much like the very French dirigisme.

(I believe I am correct in saying that the Trump name is more common in the Netherlands, than in Germany.)

henry

Something in the water in OK.

Jeff Dobbs

Oklahoma is a closed party primary.

Trump couldn't get the D and Independents to vote for him (unless they registered R by Feb 6).

henry

Jim Miller, that explains the Chamber sort of accepting Trump but not Cruz. They too are dirigisme.

Captain Hate

When Romney farts, Hewitt says "excuse me".

Stephanie

The Rubiots on FB are a sight to behold. Most are also NeverTrumps so the butthurt is particularly delightful. Also mostly party officials and pundit/bloggers tied into the GOPe.

Agent J

Gentlejim@9:13

S##t floats.

Sorry.

Ann

Like daddy and MM, I have switched to Fox Business for my news.

Sure enough, Charlie" Gasparino hints that Trump and his supporters are racists because of the KKK remarks.

When is the last time anyone heard about Duke? 20 years ago?

I am so sick of this carp!!

Miss Marple

Back from picking up granddaughter.

Stephanie, going to check Facebook. Laura Ingraham will be gloating that Trump won Virginia.

My theory on this is the increased number of immigrants in Virginia coupled with having to live with the obnoxious lib hangers-on to the Obama administration.

squaredance

"French dirigisme"? hardly. what an odd thing to say. Why because he wants to put up tariffs?

Do you have any idea how the French economy works?

He is not proposing anything remotely like what you call French "dirigisme"?

Anther one of these bizarre claims about Trump.

Captain Hate

Graphic on Fox shows Hillary's current TX vote at 66.6%

Well, isn't that fitting.

Did The Omen make any campaign stops?

narciso

No they are populist, like Bryan and wallace, not necessarily dirigiste in the enarque manner.

Jeff Dobbs

Still setting primary turnout recrods....

Virginia GOP (RPV) ‏@VA_GOP 33m33 minutes ago
Previous GOP Primary record: 2000 with 660,000+ votes. Tonight more than 770K with only 78% reported thus far. #SuperTuesday

Centralcal on iPad

Sue: Holy cow. Bernie won OK.

Jim Geraghty said both of the OK Dems voted for Bernie.

narciso

He's been chased out of western Europe and russia, only Iran will deal with him, Ann.

Ann

David Duke does not support Trump:
http://www.allenbwest.com/2016/03/whoa-david-duke-drops-bombshell-about-donald-trump/

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Sue

C,

That's hilarious.

narciso

There's also that minor detail, but their record player only plays one tune.

Gentlejim

True Agent J, but if she floats, she then gets to die in a fire like all good witches.

Captain Hate

The GOP primary turnout numbers should be scaring the lice out of Wasserman-Chutes-and-Ladder's scalp.

Miss Marple

I think Trump has made that 8-state threshold for having his name placed in nomination.

These are the rules they put in place for Romney.

Threadkiller

Roe, a senior advisor to Rubio, is licking wounds on a local channel.

He is talking about everyone uniting behind one candidate to beat Trump.

Surprisingly, he thinks that candidate is Rubio.

Plus, he notes that Trump is a con-man.

Jeff Dobbs

Oh yeah! I want to hear from Christie.....

Ann

I would love to see Ben Carson on the ticket and/or in charge of our healthcare system IDEAS.

I hope Christie goes back home.

and where has Sarah Palin been?

narciso

Next time, someone tell Vicente Fox not to do an in kind contribution.

Miss Marple

Christie on now in Florida saying that Trump is now going to work on bringing the Republican party and the people of this country.

Jeff Dobbs

Rubio in the 20% threshhold states....

AL 16.1
GA 22.0
TN 19.9
TX 18.8

narciso

At the irondog competition, to my
Understanding.

boatbuilder, Esq., Lord of All He Surveys

I am not a Trump fan, though IVR and have expended a fair amount of energy defending the man's immigration stance against the slanders of misinformed dopes. I do not trust the man's basic principles. I am still wondering what the hell he was doing in that David Duke/Tapper interview. And the apparent certainty of either a Trump presidency or, worse, a Trump nomination effectively putting Hillary in the White House is deeply depressing to me.

And yet when I hear of Andrea Mitchell tweeting that Hillary has broken her media silence to tell reporters that she is "very disappointed about Donald Trump and David Duke," it does my heart good to know that whatever Trump's response is it will not be nuanced or politically correct, and probably will have the word "bitch" in it. Probably two "bitches" in it because Mitchell is involved.

I suppose that explains a great deal of Trump's appeal.

Centralcal on iPad

Phuleeze, could we have a little respect here? It is Mr. Trump.

Threadkiller

Trump congratulates Cruz on his TX victory. Says he appreciates how hard Ted worked for it.

Jim Miller

henry - I think the Chamber believes they can make deals with Trump. (And probably that Trump doesn't believe half of what he is now saying, especially about immigrants.)

Miss Marple

I am pleased to see Trump presenting a more dignified presence tonight.

He mentions Carrier. This will be important in Indiana. The steelworkers union had a demonstration at the Statehouse today regarding the jobs lost.

jimmyk on iPhone

"Jim Geraghty said both of the OK Dems voted for Bernie."

I was going to say something similar about the Republicans in Massachusetts and Trump.

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

Apologies in advance for my intemperance, but I've got to say this:

The Trumpster - Bringing the country together . . . WTF ? ? ?

THE most divisive poo-flinging monkey candidate
to *ever* run for president.

Bringing the country together?

Good Lord, talk of Comedy Gold.

narciso

Of course, he modulates for affect, having denounced duke 17 years ago, and once last year, and at least once last week, move on with it. But tapper is something you find under your shoe,

Jeff Dobbs

jimmyk:
I was going to say something similar about the Republicans in Massachusetts and Trump.

Hey now, despite losing Jane this past year - only CA, GA and NY have more JOMers than MA.

Jeff Dobbs

Staging: why is Christie off of Trump's back shoulder (he looks like he's got a doughnut stuck in his esophagus) - and not his kids or Melania?

GUS

In local news, the dude who robbed the bank as I DEATH STARED him, died as his car hit a bridge abutment. The car looked like a bomb hit it.
Like one of the cops said to me. HE HAS A DEATH WISH.

narciso

Stop with the Nixon comparison, for forty plus years we've had to live down the fact he got caught and yes, Virginia he did have enemies out to get him.

Jim Miller

Almost spooky: Bernie continues to have more popular support -- probably -- than Donald. Every time I do that calculation, and I have been doing it, off and on, for months, that's what I find.

It's always close. Tonight, for example, it's 12.7 to 10.5 percent, but Bernie is always slightly ahead.

(If you want to check my numbers, go to pollster.com.)

Stephanie

Wut?

Hugh Hewitt
Arkansas also too close to call. Wow. Another surprise. Momentum tonight is flowing against @realDonaldTrump even as he racks up most wins.

Earlier tweet that is almost as schadenfreudalicious as this

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/03/01/on_fox_news_karl_rove_says_virginia_race_is_tightening_gets_proved_wrong.html

Miss Marple

This press conference is pretty good.

Ann

"But tapper is something you find under your shoe"

♥ narc

narciso

I wonder if he's Murray's grandson, he was Nixon's long-time adviser.

clarice

The old Gus Stink eye will do that to miscreants.

Jeff Dobbs

Trump is praising China's infrastructure?

GUS

Clarice, my death stare is potent. APPARENTLY.

clarice

Drudge is calling Arkansas for Trump

Agent J

GUS can we get you to do a face off with some of our politicians? :-)

narciso

That Carlos slim endorsement really didn't help mailman's son did it?

narciso

Yes, gus, use your powers wisely.

Miss Marple

Cavuto's gang (including Herman Cain) thinks that Trump did a good job, appeared more presidential, and touched on some important issues which don't get touched on in media interviews: trade inversion, corporate taxes, repatriation of offshore money, etc.

I agree. He's not stupid like many of the NRO crowd said.

narciso

Hey Annie how have you been, I'm perhaps one of the few that actually red through tapper's rotgut slander of my fair state, because it didn't go for manbearpig.

Jeff Dobbs

Cruz better hurry up and finish...having said only he and Trump have won states - Minnesota may well go to Rubio.

jimmyk on iPhone

I don't think it's wise for Cruz to say that Trump will be a "disaster" for Republicans, conservatives, and the country. What does he do if Frump gets the nomination?

Jeff Dobbs

538 compares votes tonight vs poll averages:

Trump
Poll Avg 37.7
Vote 38.4
Net +0.7

Cruz
Poll Avg 20.1
Vote 24.5
Net +4.4

Rubio
Poll Avg 19.9
Vote 22.3
Net +2.4

Kasich
Poll Avg 7.0
Vote 6.9
Net -0.1

Carson
Poll Avg 7.4
Vote 6.0
Net -1.4


jimmyk on iPhone

Trump not Frump, but either is ok.

Jeff Dobbs

narc:
Hey Annie how have you been

Annie are you ok, are you ok, are you ok Annie
Annie are you ok, are you ok, are you ok Annie
Annie are you ok, are you ok, are you ok Annie
Annie are you ok, are you ok, are you ok Annie
You've been hit by . . . a smooth criminal

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