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May 12, 2016

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narciso

shocker!!

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/11/us/planned-parenthood-shooting-robert-lewis-dear-hearing/

Captain Hate

the fastidious little Jim Geraghtys of the world

The GOPe branding iron has been getting a real workout this campaign; after the convention it's "break out the gelding shears" time.

Thomas Collins

Great idea, CH.

Here's a little historical background on SS&D's founding partner for those JOMers not familiar with Cleveland history.

https://ech.case.edu/cgi/article.pl?id=SA6

CH, I still haven't gotten over the fact that it's now Squire Patton Boggs (though at least Andrew Squire survived the merger).

James D

In other words, they are NOT supporting Trump being Trump or on any other unconditional basis. Good for them.

They need to support Trump because he is the nominee of the political party that they have been elected on, and taken money from.

If you work for Coca-Cola, and the new CEO is kind of a nut, and he decides that the company is from now on only going to sell one flavor, and that is broccoli-flavored Coke, because broccoli is green and healthy and he's decided that's what the public wants...

As long as you are taking that paycheck, and representing Coke, when you are in public, you had better LOVE broccoli-flavored Coke. Back at the home office, in internal meetings, you can criticize and complain and scream about what an idiotic idea it is and how vile it tastes. But when you're on a sales call, you drink that broccoli-flavored soda with a freaking smile, because it's your JOB. If you don't want to sell broccoli-flavored Coke, you can quit - it's a free country.

If Ryan does not want to support the man who is his party's presumitive nominee based on the results of the primaries and the will of a plurality of those who came out to vote, then he can resign from the party, and pay back every dime it's given him, and run as an independent in November. That's his call. If he doesn't want to do that, if he wants to be a leader of the GOP, he needs to swallow his pride and support the party's nominee regardless of how he personally feels about it.

narciso

just like the koskinen one, sarc,


http://www.breitbart.com/news/brazils-senate-impeaches-president-rousseff-trial-ahead/

glasater

I didn't do it in the Oval Office, with an intern my daughter's age, like your husband did

Someone has to put JamesD in front of the Trump campaign..

Porchlight

I think that a lot of people want to have someone to vote FOR, at least to some extent.

Theo, once again, I know you never watch the rallies, but many millions of Trump voters do believe they have someone to vote *for.*

For everyone else on the R side, crawling over broken glass to vote against Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is something for which most of us have been waiting for twenty years. Even me, at least since '97. ;) And now millions of Bernie supporters will be joining us.

narciso

as if it mattered,

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/05/12/crooked-hillary-may-stick-la-times/

we saw what happened to someone who abided by the rules,

Porchlight

I see that we do not need to unite behind this one candidate...and maybe we need to unite go to the convention and unite behind another one.

You're not the only one who noticed that language, OL.

I really hope that's not what Ryan means.

Theo

Ignatz --

The trick to winning elections is to persuade people who are not fully on board with your candidate to vote for him/her. Simply writing off people (much less insulting them) because they are not in full agreement with you is a sure path to electoral failure.

A very great percentage of political commentary -- here and elsewhere -- consists of nothing more than "if only the candidate would express MY views more completely, more forcefully and with greater derision for anyone who disagrees in the slightest, that candidate would win a landslide." This is demonstrably foolish.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Noted hand-waver Jim Geraghty;

Captain Hate

Lot of history in that link, TC, including on the sidebar Mrs. H's former employer, the Call & Post, before the Bustemante family (pardoned by Clenis) ran it into the ground and Don King bailed it out.

Jack is  Back!

A liberal blogger thinks its a Democrat

The Confessions of Congressman X.

http://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Congressman-X/dp/1634139739/

From my 6 years working the Hill and agencies in DC, a lot of what he says is true. Fundraising is a never ending ritual of Hill life. Every night I had a choice of 6 to 8 wine and cheese greet and meets. And even here at JOM there are commentors who have no idea how our government works.

I am going out on a limb here and predicting he is uncovered in a few days after publication date and he is a midwestern democrat who may or may not be running again this year.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The trick to winning elections is getting more votes than the other jerk.

It is possible and perhaps probable that kicking the appropriate fastidious hand-waver in the gonads will produce the desired result more efficaciously then licking them.

Theo

JamesD --

Paul Ryan is not an employee of the party. As far as I know, none of the people who are not comfortable with Trump are not employees of the party. Your "paycheck" analogy is a total failure.

The kind of party loyalty you seem to think is required of both politicians and voters is not consistent with a free society.

I do agree that if Ryan wants to have Trump supporters back him in the future, he needs to reach out to them and have some explanation for his reservations. I think that he is doing that by indicating that he can back Trump IF Trump stands by Republican principles and a conservative agenda. But if Trump wants to sell only asparagus flavored Coke, then Ryan is under no obligation to drink it or sell it.

Captain Hate

Btw when we talk about third party spoilers, invariably Perot's name comes up; when the donks do it's Nader.

anonamom

I agree w Porch--Ryan is doing this for a number of reasons, in part to give cover to the #Never Trumps to come to grips with reality and get on board.

Most of us have had a lot more time to realize what was going to happen. We got to the acceptance phase of grief--most of them will too.

TM's post makes me think even he;s coming around.

narciso

what was made clear this time around, is the money raised goes to ads, staff, and then on the ground organizing, this is why it's become prohibitably expense, and the ads feed the network beast, the staff is responsible to the former and ignore popular sentiment,

Porchlight

JiB, I hadn't heard of that book until you linked it.

Pre-interwebs, some smart journalist whose name I've forgotten figured out that Joke Line wrote Primary Colors by searching unique phrases from the book in Lexis-Nexis.

Bet our JOM supersleuths can figure out the identity of Congressman X the same way.

Theo

Ignatz --

Getting more votes for your candidate than the other candidate gets means precisely persuading the persuadables to vote for your candidate. You are wrong to think that kicking them in the gonads will produce the desired result. You seem over and over again to miss the essential point that elections are about persuasion and not coercion.

Jack is  Back!

Theo,

Hate to break it to you but Paul Ryan is the Republican Party until there is a nominee for POTUS and even then he is stil tliche highest ranking Republican in the country. He is at this time the titular head of the GOPe just because of his stature as 2nd in line to the Presidency. Not even Reince Preibus can match that.

That the Speaker of the House, a Republican, refuses to endorse enthusiastically and without reservation, the presumptive nominee of his party is beyond belief, in my opinion. I don't believe it has ever happened before with any party.

narciso

that's more of less right,

In January 1996, Klein anonymously published the novel Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, based on the 1992 Democratic presidential primary. The book spent nine weeks as number one on the New York Times bestseller list, with its author listed as "Anonymous." Several people, including former Clinton speechwriter David Kusnet and, later, Vassar professor Donald Foster correctly identified Klein as the novel's author, based on a literary analysis of the book and Klein's previous writing. Klein denied writing the book and publicly condemned Foster.[5][6] Klein denied authorship again in Newsweek, speculating that another writer wrote it. Washington Post Style editor David von Drehle, in an interview, asked Klein if he was willing to stake his journalistic credibility on his denial, to which Klein agreed.[7] On July 17, 1996, Klein admitted that the speculation had been correct.[8]

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Meghan Kelly reinforcing TK's caricature;
Megyn Kelly Opens Up About Surviving the 'Ugly' and 'Threatening' Donald Trump Attacks: 'I Just Wanted It to Stop'.
Surviving? Oh brother.
In keeping with the previous Basil Ede theme;

Porchlight

But if Trump wants to sell only asparagus flavored Coke, then Ryan is under no obligation to drink it or sell it.

Yes he is obligated, as long as he is chairman of the RNC in Cleveland.

If he doesn't want to back the party nominee he should resign as chairman. Only when that happens will he no longer be obligated.

James D

If you win a primary and then win elected office on a party's ticket, you basically ARE an "employee" of that party. You represent them, you use their infrastructure to help get elected, you receive money and other support from them.

That implies a duty in return, to support other "employees" of the party in their efforts to get elected. Maybe it's not precisely the same as working for Coca-Cola, but it's close enough.

It is not the same for voters, or pundits, and I've never argued otherwise. They have no duty to anyone, and no party loyalty is required or expected of them.

jimmyk

I didn't do it in the Oval Office, with an intern my daughter's age, like your husband did

Agreed that Trump needs to hire James D, but the age thing is not so clear-cut. Trump is essentially the same age as Bill, and when he knocked up Marla Maples she was 29. I believe Monica was 24 at the time of her "interaction" with Bill. So there's a difference, but not huge.

But Porch makes a good point that he's emphasizing Bill's "abuse" (not rape, though that's the subtext), and Hillary's actual smearing of those women.

windansea

The Associated Press

‎@AP

BREAKING: Federal judge rules Obama administration is unconstitutionally spending to fund president's health care law.

jimmyk

Surviving? Oh brother.

Trump's attacks on her were the best thing that ever happened to her, career-wise.

R$ sucking up to the donor class

"Simply writing off people (much less insulting them) because they are not in full agreement with you is a sure path to electoral failure."

*****

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it -- that that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. ... These are people who pay no income tax. ... [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

hrtshpdbox

Trump will negotiate a de facto default and the United States creditors will give us an EZ pass.

Look, when Trump declared his bankruptcies there were no parties who would lend more to his ventures at any rate of interest. So give him a break, he's just a kid in a candy shop with the idea that he might be in a position to renege on debt without the lights being shut off.

Porchlight

You are wrong to think that kicking them in the gonads will produce the desired result.

I believe Jim Geraghty as clean toga sporter and self-styled representative of #neverTrump was the owner of the gonads in question.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--You are wrong to think that kicking them in the gonads will produce the desired result.--

Any claimed conservative who cannot see that voting for Trump to prevent Hillary's election is not optional is probably not very persuadable.
Moreover, that the unpersuadable little jackdaw is a media talking head that has his grapes crushed will persuade no small number of true persuadables that the kicker is on to something pretty hot.

rich@gmu

>>>I believe Monica was 24 at the time of her "interaction" with Bill.<<<

she was 20-21 at the time ... odd bit of trivia. Huma was an intern at the same time.

Captain Hate

The Magpie making the Rove News Channel all about her is why they lost ground to CNN. Excellent strategy imo.

Old Lurker

"idea that he might be in a position to renege on debt without the lights being shut off."

In the commercial arena, you would be shocked how hard it is to turn out the lights or change the locks on a debtor in default in less than several years at best.

James D

jimmyk @ 1:30

All the more reason to use the age remark. If Hillary (or the press) have to talk about how Monica "wasn't really THAT young" in order to try and debunk Trump, that's a win for Trump.

Porchlight

Trump's attacks on her were the best thing that ever happened to her, career-wise.

Yes, and she knows it, which is the reason she approached him for the interview. I noticed that "surviving" is in the headline but she doesn't actually say that.

They will be all nice-nice at the end and it will be ratings gold and they'll both benefit as planned.

Old Lurker

What I like about James writing lines for Trump is that Trump would actually appreciate them and deliver them with relish.

jimmyk

Rich, per wiki, she was 22-23 (born July '63, events occurred Nov '95-March '97), so between our two estimates.

narciso

isn't it curious, though, there was saturation coverage on all telescreens, yet the direct contempt coming from her was obvious,

so now that cosell 'play by play' is over:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/05/one-year-after-the-nuclear-deal-iran-remains-leading-financier-of-terrorism-worldwide/

henry

Boehner hitting the sauce again? Says Clinton may have to withdraw from the race. (ht our Chitown lurking unit).

Janet S.

Amen to Porchlight's 12:51.

More insanity - http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/05/11/washington-state-illegal-to-ask-transgenders-if-theyre-transgender/

"One of the unusual aspects of the new rule is that it is illegal to question people seeking to use a particular facility about their gender. However, a person who “expresses concern or discomfort” about a man undressing in a women’s locker room “should be directed to a separate or gender-neutral facility.” In short, women can be removed from a women’s locker room, but a transsexual cannot."

pdf of the new "rules" - http://www.fpiw.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/WSR-15-24-071-WAC-162-32.pdf

narciso

time to bring out graham chapman, janet,


http://khn.org/morning-breakout/house-republicans-win-suit-over-obamacare-subsidies/

of course the house organ, the horde cites, has a different opinion,

rich@gmu

Posted by: James D | May 12, 2016 at 01:37 PM

In one of the town halls towards the end, Trump said he was "a better father than he was a husband" ... my googlefu is failing, but it was a heartfelt moment.

rich@gmu

jimmyk-

is Monica gonna be out on the campaign trail? talk about f'ing up your life before it even getting started.

Buckeye

I think Jack is right about this.

Worse that can happen to a guy worth south of $10B is that he has to suffer through a Hillary presidency.

Worse that can happen to the Republican party is that people leave in droves.

Clean togas will be a small consolation at that point.

Buckeye

That the Speaker of the House, a Republican, refuses to endorse enthusiastically and without reservation, the presumptive nominee of his party is beyond belief, in my opinion. I don't believe it has ever happened before with any party.

Right about this.

jimmyk

In short, women can be removed from a women’s locker room, but a transsexual cannot.

That's really the core of the bizarreness of the left's approach, and where smart Republicans can skewer them. Why do the feelings of the transsexual take precedence over those of the "cis-gendered"? How are women expected to feel about being naked with someone with a johnson who claims to feel female?

It's the same as with affirmative action: Deserving whites, say, many of whom may have come from less prosperous backgrounds than the blacks who are being favored, must accept reverse discrimination. Because.

Unfortunately, Trump has not taken advantage of this vulnerability, and in fact seemed to side with the transgenders.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--In short, women can be removed from a women’s locker room, but a transsexual cannot.--

I think Einstein's apocryphal definition of insanity might need to be expanded a bit.

Captain Hate

Unfortunately, Trump has not taken advantage of this vulnerability, and in fact seemed to side with the transgenders.

I'll be very surprised if he doesn't come around on this.

rich@gmu

Posted by: henry | May 12, 2016 at 01:39 PM

he saw salt and thought it would be 2-for-1 margaritas at the noontime drinking hour ...

Miss Marple 2

A couple thoughts (taking a break from work):

Scott Baio was the man in the middle on "Outnumbere." He said this whole thing with Ryan is the #1 thing about why he gets disgusted with the Republican party. Baio said that democrats fall in line and unify immediately. The GOP has to do this big drama thing in public and advertise differences in public and it disgusts him. His message to Ryan: "Cut the crap. Endorse the guy who is going to be the nominee."

My opinion on Ryan is that he has accepted RNC support and donations for years. Trump is the nominee. As the head of the GOP until the convention, and as the chair of the convention, he at the very minimum had an obligation to keep a low profile and keep his opinions out of public discourse.

If Ted Cruz has gotten the nomination and Mitch McConnell has refused to endorse, there would have been a bunch of people hear crying foul. I expect Ryan to quit this grandstanding, whether it was motivated by his desire to run in 2020 or by prodding by Mitt Romney.

Now I have to get back to work.

Beasts of England

Can I join in the fun? I promise that I'll be nice! :)

Captain Hate

The Zip blames 404 but the entire Uniparty is responsible for this:

http://www.weaselzippers.us/271101-almost-20000-criminal-illegal-aliens-released-in-2015-responsible-for-hundreds-of-thousands-of-crimes-including-murder-and-sexual-assault/

Neo

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Obama administration is unconstitutionally spending federal money to fund the president's health care law.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer [nominated by President George W. Bush] is a win for House Republicans who brought the politically charged legal challenge in an effort to undermine the law.

At stake is $175 billion the government is paying over a decade to reimburse health insurers for reducing co-payments for lower-income people.

The House argued that Congress never specifically appropriated that money and has denied the administration's request for it. It says the administration is spending the money anyway, exceeding its constitutional authority. The administration has said it is using other, previously approved money.

Of course, there is always a spare stash of $175 billion laying about.

henry

How is that power of the purse thing working out anyway?

rich@gmu

join in beasts.

and I know I just left that $175 billion around here somewhere ... I'm always losing warehouses full of cash.

Beasts of England

They're trying it the bi-partisan way, henry. To throw their majority weight around is probably considered bad form. And we can't have that!!

jimmyk

If Ted Cruz has gotten the nomination and Mitch McConnell has refused to endorse, there would have been a bunch of people hear crying foul.

Most of us Cruz supporters here are crying foul on Ryan.

Beasts of England

Thanks, rich!! Check the cushions.

jimmyk

This is from yesterday and may have been discussed, but is pretty good:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/05/11/gregg-jarrett-oh-what-tangled-web-pagliano-wove-for-hillary.html

While not the most important item, this is especially noteworthy:

Finally, one of Pagliano’s mysterious emails has managed to surface. He wished Clinton a “Happy Birthday Madam Secretary”. But instead of just replying “thanks,” she forwarded the email to yet another staffer… instructing him to “please respond.” No kidding. She demanded an underling provide a reply.

"What?! Say "Thank you"?! I have *people* for that!"

rich@gmu

175 000 000 000
would be 1 750 000 000 100 dollar bills

that pencils out to about 1768 tons ...

Beasts of England

I liked this from the joint press release:

...millions of new voters...

rich@gmu

Posted by: jimmyk | May 12, 2016 at 02:22 PM

may have been an in group code (started to think about that when some of the emails were surfacing about some toady getting her a drink).

rich@gmu

and dang it I only found some lint and 72 cents in the cushions ... why can't they be cashins?

clarice

If you could short NR stock, I'd advise you to do it. Go look at the comments to Lucianne which keeps plugging their dreck on her front page to the disgust of her readers.

common man

If I could think of a way this whole thing could get any weirder, I would articulate. But I cant. Who thought that John Boehner would endorse the Donald before his successor?

Beasts of England

Welp, since it was my idea, I guess you owe my thirty-six cents. And some lint. ;)

Appalled

It strikes me that party discipline is a matter for the party to support or not support. The Trump takeover of the GOP is an unusual event. If Ryan quit one of the party positions -- I think I would be concerned, because it suggests a third party run (funded by Kochs) is in the offing.

Ryan is running a risk that he might be removed. I think he cares less about that then many of you think.

Of course, given my track record lately, you have no obligation to believe me...

rich@gmu

it's in the mail beasts.

rich@gmu

Appalled-

unless he thinks this is his last go around as speaker of the house. It wouldn't surprise me if he believed with Trump at the top of the ticket the GOP will lose the House.

common man

Dan Quayle is on board.

Newt under consideration for V/P? At first I dismissed it, but he might actually be a decent choice. Discuss...

pagar

illegal payments by the WH. Isn't that why the impeachment of Brazil's president is happening?

Miss Marple 2

Appalled,

I don't expect them to agree with trump. I do object, however, to this public posturing and "negotiating" which is bound to anger people and gives fodder to the democrats.

I don't care if they have a knock-down drag-out behind closed doors. In public, I expect to see handshakes and frozen smiles.

I am sure that Ryan has principles he holds dearly and probably some of those are not shared by Trump, particularly integration. But thrash it out behind closed doors, not on TV.

jimmyk

Newt? One issue is that he's going on 73. He might help shore up the conservative base. He doesn't provide as much of a contrast in temperament for "good cop/bad cop," but that's ok with me. I'd rather have two pit bulls than two tomato cans.

maryrose

I have not complained about Ryan.
The repubs got a win today with the ruling about money For Healthcare that Obama illegally spent.
The repubs filed the lawsuit and won against Obama
Let us be happy with a win against this unlawful,awful administration.
Other wins will happen if we are patient on Benghazi and even the IRS.
By endorsing now after the meeting the approval of Ryan has more meaning.
I feel better about it.

maryrose

Newt
I am a no on that.
We need electoral votes currently they are giving Hillary almost 200.
We need someone to secure a state win.

maryrose

Cruz received about 7 million and a half votes.
That is a lot of people to win over.
Time to get busy and show how we can win the presidency in November.

Tom Bowler

Any claimed conservative who cannot see that voting for Trump to prevent Hillary's election is not optional is probably not very persuadable.

And not very conservative either.

Buckeye

Maryrose, glad to see you thinking about how to beat Hillary.

Miss Marple 2

In my last post, it should be "immigration" NOT "integration."

Jeesh!

Thomas Collins

Veep will be a twofer blend (appealing to, or not totally ticking off, both the Duke and Duke and traditional conservative aspects of GOP). Tea party aspects of GOP will be disappointed. Haley or Kasich I could see as calming Duke and Duke and being acceptable to Ryan type conservatives.

Beasts of England

I agree, maryrose - if he decides to endorse it will look better in a week or so.

Beasts of England

Sessions!! Hey, I can dream...

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

If the Reps were serious about beating Hillary they would have run these two, although there might be some NBC issues;

Couch fainter

James,

I have a question on your party loyalty position. It appears to be very important to you. It actually makes me think of the democrats who appear to do what they are told for the good of the party. Hitler was elected in that sort of election. You vote for him and your business may survive, if not, see you later, or we will kill you.

Obama was also a close match. Google, solar, electric cars were fully subsidized, coal went out of business. Should your party loyalty precede your ability to make a living? And if your loyalty pledge only applies to politicians, should those pols representing coal country screw their constituents for the good of the party?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Why 100 nude women? Why mirrors? Tunick explains on his website:

"The photograph will involve 100 nude women holding large mirror discs, reflecting the knowledge and wisdom of progressive women and the concept of 'Mother Nature' into and onto the convention center, cityscape and horizon of Cleveland. The philosophy of the artwork relates to the idea of the sacred feminine. By holding mirrors, we hope to suggest that women are a reflection and embodiment of nature, the sun, the sky and the land. We want to express the belief that we will rely upon the strength, intuition and wisdom of progressive and enlightened women to find our place in nature and to regain the balance within it. The mirrors communicate that we are a reflection of ourselves, each other, and of, the world that surrounds us. The woman becomes the future and the future becomes the woman."

Progressive nature girls, eh?
I'm guessing at least 90 probably shouldn't be seen without their clothes under any circumstances.

Janet S.

from Captain's 2:11 - "The U.S. tried repeatedly to deport Jean Jacques, an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally, but his native Haiti wouldn’t take him back ..."

We could cut off ALL US aid money going to Haiti until they took him. There's an idea!

Cutting off federal money is plenty good for American citizens...to blackmail us into accepting the transgender insanity.

Cut off aid to every country that won't take back their own citizens.

Miss Marple 2

Janet,

If they refuse to take back their citizens I would consider it close to an act of war, since they are in effect placing known criminals within out borders and forcing us to support them.

Cut of diplomatic relations, too! Expel their ambassadors!

Buckeye

I'm guessing at least 90 probably shouldn't be seen without their clothes under any circumstances.

Maybe so Iggy, but the other 10?

Miss Marple 2

I am going to have to force myself to use preview. I have been typing listings all day and am now making too many mistakes!

windansea

Chachi to Ryan

Just cut the crap and get behind the guy.

windansea

Norm from Cheers also on board

.@Dratzenberger: "The only candidate out there is @realDonaldTrump, for me, because he's a builder."

Miss Marple 2

windandsea,

I heard him and he is right!

Miss Marple 2

Plane news again:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3586199/Aircraft-fragments-South-Africa-Mauritius-certainly-MH370.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline

cheerleader

I hope that the "You Can't Stump the Trump" video series covers the presidential debates.

Johns_Creek_Bill

"Any claimed conservative who cannot see that voting for Trump to prevent Hillary's election is not optional is probably not very persuadable.

And not very conservative either.

Posted by: Tom Bowler | May 12, 2016 at 02:59 PM"

JCB Responds:
Trump is not a conservative. He is the most liberal GOP nominee since Dewey

jimmyk

JCB, Trump is more conservative than Hillary, which is all that matters.

Johns_Creek_Bill

Veep will be a twofer blend (appealing to, or not totally ticking off, both the Duke and Duke and traditional conservative aspects of GOP). Tea party aspects of GOP will be disappointed. Haley or Kasich I could see as calming Duke and Duke and being acceptable to Ryan type conservatives.

Posted by: Thomas Collins | May 12, 2016 at 03:08 PM

JCB Responds:
Trump already said he would not select Haley. Given that one of the qualifications he is looking for is the ability to work Congress - Kasich does fit the bill for that.

cheerleader

Theo the omnibus budget that fully financed Obama's agenda proved that Ryan's "conservative principles" leave a lot to be desired.

Ryan didn't give a hoot about "unity" and how many Republicans he offended by shoving that budget through.

I thought it was a good sign that Ryan didn't endorse Mr. Trump today. It means that Mr. Trump didn't cave to any of the items on Ryan's wishlist.

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