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Larry Schweikart: All the Times the Corrupt Media Pronounced Trump Dead

Guest Piece by America’s History Teacher, Larry Schweikart

[Note: Larry Schweikart, historian and author of the wonderful book “Reagan: The American President,” put up an excellent thread on Twitter last night, in which he takes the reader down memory lane. The thread chronicles many of the hundreds of times Democrats and their toadies in the corrupt, fake news media pronounced “the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”

Think of how many times you have heard some talking head on cable TV make that statement. Trump has been pronounced dead so many times by so many nitwits that he is the envy of every alley filled with 9-lived cats. Below is Mr. Schweikart’s (@larryschweikart on Twitter) rapid-fire listing of many of the most epic examples, as only he can do it.]

1) As promised, a very long thread that I will Threadreader asap. But it’s important to review the constant, unending, perpetual claims that “it’s over for Drumpf” and “we’ve got him now.”

2) This is in light of the China Virus-It is real but it is also one of those “Good crises that go to waste” for DemoKKKrats & Hoax News media. So I am not misunderstood, Hoax Newsers/DemoKKKrats did not create/ invent the China Virus, but they are doing their best to exploit it.

3) So, let’s do a little trip down memory lane. Some of this comes from my “How Trump Won” with @joelpollak.

4) The first “gotcha” moment came in Iowa in July 2018 when Trump, asked a question about John McTurd–who had criticized him–replied that McTurd was a “war hero because he was captured . . . I like people that weren’t captured.” Supposedly this constituted Trump disparaging . .

4) contd . . all POWs & even the military. Immediately pundits & GOP elites said it was over for Trump. (“Trump crosses one line too many” blared Hot Air) Many reveled in thinking Trump had ended his campaign. Marco Rubio (Rubes) said the comment should be “a disqualifier . . .

4) contd . . as a commander in chief.”

Not so fast: Trump refused to apologize (which won him respect from people sick of Republicans apologizing for anything & everything) then pivoted to McTurd’s pathetic record on veterans.

5) The rapid spread of the story about 32-year-old Kate Steinle’s murder by an illegal in California brushed the McTurd story off the news. Blind Lemon Don grilled Trump on his comments about illegals “raping” but Trump had the last laugh:

5) contd . . “somebody’s doing the raping . . . . Who’s doing the raping?” Trump asked. Blind Lemon had no answer. By July 20 Trump took the lead in the GOP primary polling.

6) Except for a span of a few days in October, when Ben Carson slightly polled ahead of Trump, he never lost the poll lead throughout the nomination process.

7) Enter the “experts.” Karl Rove said Trump “won’t win” the nomination; George Will said Trump would be a disaster in the debates; Vox ran a piece saying Trump was “surging,” then reassured its readers “Here’s why He Won’t Win.”

7) contd . . Ross Douthat of the NYSlimes said “Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee.” WaCompost editor James Downie: “Let’s dispose of the notion that Trump has a real shot at winning in Nov.” HuffPo: “Trump will not win the general election.” More?

7) Karl Rove: “Trump can’t win the general election.” Sean Trende: “There’s probably a 90% chance Trump loses.” The (Commie) Nation: “Relax, Donald Trump can’t win.” And our buddy Fat Frank Luntz: “Hillary Clinton will be the next President” (on election night!)

8) By August 2015, in public while all the GOP elites were saying Trump couldn’t win, @RushLimbaugh discussed story about big donors who were telling all the other candidates to do what it took to “Take Trump Out.”

9) In that debate Trump was the only candidate who refused to say he would back the party nominee if he didn’t win. To the GOPe that was horrifying. To mainstream Republicans looking at a repeat of a McTurd or Minion candidacy with Yeb (“low energy”) Bush, this was a good sign.

10) Trump had singlehandedly pushed illegal immigration onto the front burner: one project tracing the number of media “mentions” found that stories about illegals doubled after Trump.

11) By that time, among national voices only Rush and @scottadamssays caught onto Trump’s dominance of the news cycle, which cost him nothing. Meanwhile, competitors burned through their money.

12) So-called conservative voices ramped up their attacks. Rich Lowry called Trump “a loudmouth mogul,” Fox News routinely criticized Trump—but none of his opponents—and GOP Party Chairman Reince Priebus (“Rinse and Repeat”) said “Donald Trump [is not] the Republican brand.”

12) contd . . .That was music to the ears of many who were sick of the “Republican brand.” Ari Fleischer said Trump was a “risk for the party” by tarnishing every Republican.

13) No sooner did Trump critics claim he had no”meat” in his proposals (a fact that ended Ross Perot’s boomlet in 1992), Trump produced a widespread immigration reform plan with specific policy proposals.

14) By then some were admitting Trump might win the Iowa caucuses. Even then, they ignored the social media dominance that Trump wielded: he had almost 4mm Twitter followers, compared to Clinton’s 4+ million followers. (Later, one third of Clinton’s were found to be bots).

14) contd . . Trump’s weekly Twitter growth exceeded that of four of his main competitors combined. Trump gained about 400,000 followers a week in late 2015.

15) By then also, Trump was holding massive rallies of 15,000-20,000 people. No Republican & only Dinobernie Sanders could ever approach those numbers. At the end of October, Trump yielded the polling lead to Carson—who quickly crashed.

16) Next Trump raised the question about Muslim loyalty to the US. When the Hoax News/GOPe jumped on him, Trump claimed there were “thousands” of Muslims shown on TV celebrating 9/11. (Fact Check: True). Hoax News media had deliberately downplayed those celebrations . . .

16) contd . . in an effort to portray the majority of Muslims as “just like us.” Then tapes surfaced proving Trump’s claims.

17) Increasingly, by November 2015, it looked as though only the nearly-equally hated Ted Cruz could stop Trump. Cruz had made enemies out of the establishment with his one man government shutdown for a time under the Obama (Zero) Administration.

18) Then some amazing polls started to come out: Trump was viewed by black & Hispanic Republicans more favorably than any other candidate including Yeb & Rubes who pandered to them.

18) contd . . . Stories examining Trump’s support found it was across the board; young, old, men, women, college-educated and non-college educated.

19) Only two years later did analysis show that college education had little to do with opposition to Trump, but the location of the college educated Republican (i.e., big city vs non-big city). Naturally, this analysis did NOT come from GOPe insiders like Jay Cost or Adrian Gray

20. Having resigned themselves to the fact that Trump would indeed win a lot of primaries, Hoax News and the GOPe insiders now fell back to their next position, that Trump couldn’t reach the 1,237 delegate number for the nomination.

20) contd . . (My own analysis in late Feb. 2016 showed Trump would win close to 1,300 delegates. He actually got closer to 1,400).

21) Then came the next “This is it for Drumpf”. After an article from the National Enquirer about Ted Cruz cheating appeared, Cruz blamed Trump. A PAC associated with Cruz in Utah ran an ad on Melania Trump citing her days as a lingerie model.

21) contd . . The incident was enough to get Cruz Wisconsin & raised hopes he and Ohio’s John Kasich could somehow unite to deny Trump the delegates.

22) Perhaps more important, Cruz had begun poaching Trump’s committed delegates trying to persuade them to switch. This led Trump to counter by firing Corey Lewandowski and bringing in Paul Manafort.

23) Manafort had one job and one job only: secure the nomination from the “insiders.” He did it well. Make no mistake: without Manafort, Trump wouldn’t be president.

24) All hopes of defeating Trump within the primary process ended after a Cruz loss in Indiana.”We left it all on the field,” a dejected Cruz said.

25) Next up in the “This is it for Drumpf” was the notion that Trump would spit the GOP. Didn’t happen. A few pungerpuckers like Bill (Broken) Kristol and David FrenchFry threw tantrums, but most Republicans lined up to defeat Cankles.

26) What ensued was the most criminal, unethical, and fraudulent use of “news” and “polling” in American history. I’ve been over their tactics before. What Hoax News & Hoax Polling did not realize was that by lying perpetually and universally about Trump . . .

26) contd . . they ended all claims to legitimacy they ever had. Republicans never believed them. After November, neither would DemoKKKrats.

A whole book needs to be written on this whoring of polling & the Hoax News media and its effect on real news.

27) One of the next major steps for Trump was to ditch Manafort. First, charges were coming out that he was dirty and tied to Ukraine. Second, however—even unknown to Trump—he needed a different type of campaign for the stretch. Enter Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon.

27) contd . . Just as Trump needed Manafort at the right moment, he needed Bannon and Conway at the right moment. But the foundation for the campaign was Brad Parscale and Jared Kushner—Mr. #s and Mr. $$.

28) By mid-October, Trump was hitting on all cylinders, while Cankles was often hitting the pavement. To this day, no one knows what was wrong with her, but her failing health and uninspiring persona had her falling behind Trump (again, despite Hoax Polling).

29) An internal poll shared with me by Bannon in the first week of October had Trump winning & had him VERY close in Rhode Island (!), Oregon, and Illinois. I was so stunned I asked Bannon if those numbers were right. He confidently said yes.

30) Then, Oct. 9, just before the debate, came the “Access Hollywood” video–the latest “This will finish Drumpf” move. While it likely cost him New Hampshire and Minnesota–and possibly the popular vote–it flushed through the system before it could do permanent damage.

31) Next up was the election, then the immediate post-election stories that Trump would resign before the inauguration. I still don’t know where those stories came from, except Pence was always elevated in these stories.

32) As inauguration neared, next up was the “Trump will resign soon. He really never intended to govern.”

33) Then came the shocker: Sessions recused himself & Rat Rosenstein signed off on the Special Counsel to look at the “muh Russia” collusion campaign hatched by Cankles.

34) That led to the “It’s Mulehead Time” & claims Mulehead’s band of flagellating phonies would “take down Drumpf.”

35) Next in the “Get Drumpf” lineup: Porny Daniels, who turned out to have nothing. She was aided and abetted by “the next president,” Michael Avenatti.

35) contd . . He soon found himself facing a felony conviction for extortion from Nike. Avenatti was held in jail awaiting sentencing—the man who (it was thought) “would put Drumpf in jail.”

36) On October 27, 2017, Manafort was indicted. “Now we’re gonna get Drumpf.” Except not. Manafort never gave Mulehead or his team any info, despite massive jail sentences.

37) That same month, Omarosa resigned touting in her book Unhinged (which must have referred to herself) that she had “secret tapes” of Trump using racial language. Except she didn’t. Though she may have violated the Espionage Act in releasing a tape, she is still not in jail.

38) In May 2018, the “Now we got Drumpf” loonies indicted Michael Cohen & raided his offices. Whackadoodle Libs (WLs) were SURE that he & all the files/computers the FBI seized would be the silver bullet.

38) contd . . Now, with Avenatti, Cohen became the second one who was gonna “be the one to get Drumpf” who himself ended up in jail. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion & campaign finance violations.

39) In March 2019, the Whackadoodle Lefties’ wet dream, the Mulehead Report, was released—except there was nothing in it. Despite what you may read on the Satanic Wikipedia, the report proved no Russkie Collusion. It so disappointed the WLs they dragged . . .

39) contd . . the senile Mulehead into Congressional Testimony, where he stammered, stalled, and failed to provide one single damning piece of evidence. WLs were beside themselves. Their “sure thing” to get Drumpf had blown up in their faces.

40) In July 2019, using a leaked “whistleblower” (i.e., traitor) report of irregularities in a phone call between Ukraine (note: not “muh Russia” any more but Russia’s ENEMY!), Congress began an investigation centered on Lt. Col. Veeta Vita Vindman.

40) contd . . Since Mulehead had collapsed, this was the only thing the now-DemoKKKrat-controlled House could concoct. They came up with two articles of impeachment.

41) In December 2019, the utterly corrupt Congress approved the articles on “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” (a term that doesn’t even exist in the Constitution.) The Senate rightly voted these two down 52-48 and 53-47. Only one so-called Republican, . . .

41) contd . . Minion Romney, voted for either. Soon thereafter, the traitorous Veeta Vita Vindman and ambassador Gordon Sondland were given the boot.

42) And finally, there was the “Trump will never run for reelection.” Oddly, Trump filed for a reelect committee in 2017, almost immediately after winning the first time. This time, he has raised more money, & faces a far weaker opponent, while having made more inroads . . .

42) contd . . with black and Hispanic voters since 2016.

And WLs think the China Virus or blue-state lockdowns are gonna get Drumpf now?

43) Trump will be reelected with between 320 and 340 electoral votes in 2020, likely winning the pop vote by a significant margin.

But Demented Biteme could turn those numbers into an even bigger margin for Trump.

Don’t bet against him.

 

That is all.

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Bloomberg Surpasses Jeb! as America’s Biggest Presidential Flop

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Ok, so, who’s the biggest flop of all time in presidential politics? – In 1980, all of the nation’s punditry made huge fun of Texan John Connally for spending the then-princely sum of $6 million in the early GOP primary races before dropping out without having won a single delegate. He was widely considered at that time to be the biggest loser in modern presidential political history.

Boy, Connally sure doesn’t hold that dubious title anymore.

That trophy got taken in 2016, when Jeb! Bush and his supporting super PAC frittered away a grand total of around $300 million. For that phenomenal investment, Jeb! and his backers won exactly 0 delegates to the GOP convention. The former Florida Governor had entered the race as the odds-on favorite to become the eventual nominee, but, after taking a pounding from Donald Trump in the party’s 2015 debate season, the low energy candidate dropped out after a horrific showing in the New Hampshire primary.

But luckily for Jeb!, all of that $300 million was other people’s money, and he was able to slink back to Florida to resume his life of immense privilege. Like Connally in 1980, his political career was well and truly over but his personal fortune was intact.

There have been other big presidential primary flops in modern times – Howard Dean in 2004 and Rudy Giuliani and his infamous “Florida strategy” in 2008 come immediately to mind – but in terms of throwing good money after bad candidacies, no one could compare to Connally and Jeb!.

Until now.

Interestingly, the motto for the Jeb! Bush campaign in 2016 was “Jeb can fix it!”, which is eerily reminiscent to the “Mike will get it done!” motto for the campaign of America’s new all-time biggest flop in presidential primary politics, Michael “Mini-Mike” Bloomberg.

As only he can do, President Donald Trump summed up Mr. Excitement’s Super Tuesday showing in a 280 character tweet:

Yeah, that’s pretty much it, all right.

But hey, Mini-Mike did manage to win a caucus – in American Samoa, where a grand total of less than 400 people participated in the process. His campaign hasn’t told us how many millions he dropped on TV ads in that tiny island territory that most Americans don’t even know exists.

Otherwise, despite an investment of more than $500 million, with another reported $200 million of his personal fortune already committed in ad buys, Mini-Mike came up bupkis in terms of actually winning. Oh, he’ll rack up several dozen delegates once all the votes are finally counted in several states in which his third-place finishes got him above the 15% viability threshold, but that will be small consolation for this very small, hubris-driven man.

Rumors are circulating this morning that some of his teeming masses of senior advisors – none of whom apparently have a clue about what they’re doing to judge by the candidate’s performance – urged him on Monday to drop out of the race in order to avoid the humiliation he – and, let’s be honest, they – suffered last night.

It was good advice, as things turned out. They could see what was coming, even if the candidate could not.

Rumors are also circulating that Bloomberg was under “immense pressure” from party leaders Tuesday night to announce the end of his campaign following his latest disastrous showing. Assuming that is really happening, it is also good advice, because Mini-Mike is dead in the water. He could burn through his entire $60 billion fortune between now and the July convention and probably not win a single state primary.

The reason why is simple: Because the product being advertised does not match the reality of the product, and everyone knows it now. Mike Bloomberg is the Ford Edsel of American politics, and no amount of paid advertising can sell an Edsel.

Joe Biden has had to run his campaign on a shoe-string for the last several months. He spent pretty much no money at all on paid advertising in the majority of states he won on Tuesday, yet he was the big winner of the day. Similarly, in 2016, the Pantsuit Princess spent 3 times as much money on paid advertising as Donald Trump, and still lost because she, like Bloomberg, was a horribly unappealing candidate.

As I noted a few days ago, in fact, Bloomberg’s campaign is a perfect illustration of the very limited returns on investment in paid advertising. Those returns are becoming increasingly limited over time, since younger people under the age of 40 pretty much do not watch any paid advertising at all. What Mini-Mike bought with his half-billion dollar investment was a certain level of name recognition and pretty much nothing beyond that.

The temptation for Bloomberg and his enormous ego will be to keep soldiering on at least through March 17, when Florida – where he has been leading in the polls – is up, along with Illinois and Ohio, where he has also spent gobs of bucks. Hell, he’s already in for $700 million – why not make it an even billion and try to save some face here?

The problem with that reasoning, though, is that all of those Florida polls were taken before Biden’s win in South Carolina, and the huge boost that provided to his campaign. The next round of polls are very likely to show that “Joe-mentum” has carried Biden into the lead in all of those upcoming states.

When that happens, the pressure on Mini-Mike to drop his pretense of a campaign and line up behind Quid Pro Joe, as distasteful as that may seem to him, will become overwhelming.

But regardless of what Mr. Excitement does going forward, he has earned the title of the single biggest flop in modern presidential electoral history, and nobody, at least in this election cycle, can take that away from him.

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Iowa Fallout: The Commie Ascending, Quid Pro Joe in Free Fall

Tired of all this WINNING yet? – All major stock indexes – the Dow, the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 –  closed a record highs on Thursday yet again as the Trump economy keeps chugging along. Wednesday’s ADP private sector jobs report for January came in at a whopping 291,000 jobs added, almost doubling “expert” projections of 150,000. That news, of course, was ignored by our corrupt national news media. The Labor Department non-farm jobs report comes out this morning.

The Commie declares “victory” in Iowa. – Why? Because he won. At least, he won by any rational measure. That measure would be the actual number of people who came out and cast their first round and second round lots with the old Bolshevik.

The Commie won the first round of voting by more than 6,000 over second place Preacher Pete, and then, after the non-viable candidates were eliminated and their voters had to either re-pledge themselves to other candidates or go home, The Commie won the second round by a more narrow margin. It was then and only then that the “counters” from the DNC running the Iowa process were able to rig a miniscule “win” for Preacher Pete, somehow managing through an allocation process no one understands to award 26.2% of the state delegates to the failed Mayor of South Ben to 26.1% for the do-nothing Senator from Vermont.

Tom Perez, the utterly corrupt head of the DNC, was so upset by Sanders’ victory declaration that he immediately ordered his toadies out in Iowa to re-canvass the vote. He does that not on the belief that it would somehow change any of the confused outcome, but in order to throw even more confusion into the process in order to further obscure Sanders’ clear win.

Because, hey, if they can’t rig the outcome they prefer, the next best thing is to coordinate with their media toadies to confuse the public about who really won. This is your Democrat Party in action. It’s all very transparent if you just pay attention.

But all this confusion over who “won” in Iowa kind of misses the point, anyway. There were two big stories coming out of that fiasco, both of them terrible news for the Democrats and the DNC:

  • Total voter turnout was somewhere around 170,000, which puts it in line with the Democrat turnout in Iowa for 2012, when Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self was running unopposed. Party officials had speculated that turnout would compare to the 2008 turnout, when almost 240,000 Iowans showed up to pick between Obama and the Fainting Felon. This low turnout number indicates a party headed for a sea-change loss election in November. Thus, it has been largely ignored by the corrupt news media.
  • Joe Biden is in free-fall now. He failed to win a single county or a single national delegate under the party’s Byzantine formula for allocation of delegates, even though he did receive slightly above 15% of the vote, at least if you believe the DNC “counters,” which you should not. This is terrible news for the DNC and the party’s major donor base, who had held out hope that Biden would be able to stave off The Commie.

Biden’s numbers are also now collapsing in other early primary states. In the two most recent polls out of New Hampshire, he comes in at just 11%, not even half of The Commie’s level of support. In South Carolina, where Biden has consistently held a 25-30% margin thanks to heavy support in that state’s Black community, a new Zogby Analytics poll shows his lead sitting at just 8% over The Commie. A recent Post and Courier poll pegs his lead at just 5%. Polls show Quid Pro Joe and The Commie running neck and neck in Nevada, the only other contest before Super Tuesday.

Right now it appears likely that Biden will run no better than a poor 4th place in New Hampshire, and probably will not win any delegates there, either. That from the guy that the DNC has promoted for 10 solid months as its most “electable” candidate. If the bottom falls out up there, then it seems possible now that the Unfrozen Caveman Senator could even lose in South Carolina and go into Super Tuesday without having won a single contest. If that happens, he is well and truly done.

Biden’s problem is simple: He is clearly too old and infirm for the job. That is obvious to anyone who actually pays attention to him. While Sanders is a little bit older than Quid Pro Joe, he at least is holding things together, despite his heart incident last October. But Biden often doesn’t know where he is on any given day, and increasingly looks lost while speaking to his paltry audiences.

He was able to get away with all of that up until voters actually began paying attention to the race, which has really just begun to happen over the last few weeks, as the caucus and primary contests approach. Voters are now tuning in, and what they see in Biden obviously disturbs them.

The reality of Biden – as opposed to the myth of “electability” that he and the DNC have promoted since last April – combined with the months-long headlines about his and Hunter Biden’s looting of the Ukraine while he served as Vice President, is why his numbers are in free-fall.

A reader asked yesterday if Biden would turn out to be this election cycle’s Jeb! Bush. I replied that he already is, but he just hasn’t quite figured it out yet. Jeb! himself didn’t figure it out until it was already over for him. Biden will, however, figure it out soon, perhaps after a loss in South Carolina, or no later than what will almost certainly become a disastrous showing on Super Tuesday.

My new odds for the Eventual Winner of the Democrat Party’s Nomination:

The Commie               7 to 4

Mini-Mike                  4 to 1

Fauxcahontas           10 to 1

Preacher Pete           10 to 1

Quid Pro Joe            30 to 1

Tom Steyer               30 to 1

Someone Else           2 to 1

Who, you ask, is that Someone Else? Well, who do you think?

 

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About that Nervous Nancy…

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

A killshot for the ages. – Don’t look now, but President Donald Trump has leveled what is going to be a very, very effective killshot at Nancy Pelosi. He tagged her with it during yesterday’s interview with Fox’s Laura Ingraham, and followed it up this morning with this pair of tweets:

“Nervous Nancy.” How perfect is that? Think about it: What political figure are you familiar with who appears to be more constantly, overtly nervous than San Fran Nan?

Here’s a great example from the 2018 State of the Union address – watch her working her mouth so nervously that it looks like she has a gerbil running around in there:

Or how about this video of her stammering and fidgeting through a typical press availability?:

This could go on and on, because these are very typical public performances by the doddering Speaker.

So, the first requirement of an effective killshot – that it is accurate and cannot be proven to be untrue – is firmly in place.

The next requirement – equally important here – is that the killshot be something about which the target will become self-conscious. Pelosi is already so self-conscious about her fidgety, stammering, speech-slurring public appearance that she and her media allies just spent an entire week attempting to get Facebook to ban one video of her on the utterly false claim that it was “doctored.”

Trump’s tagging her with the “Nervous Nancy” nickname will inevitably result in Pelosi becoming extremely self-conscious about controlling her myriad nervous tics, most likely to such a point that they will only become even more self-evident. The new nickname will just as inevitably cause Pelosi’s target audiences – the fake news media and the public – to pay close attention to her tics and comment on them.

Back in mid-March, the President issued a killshot on Irish Bob O’Rourke, as follows:

“Well, I think he’s got a lot of hand movement. I’ve never seen so much hand movement. I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?’” Trump said at the White House. “I watched him a little while this morning, during I assume it was some kind of a news conference, and I’ve actually never seen anything quite like it.”

That one was so immediately effective that Irish Bob was filmed the very next day answering a reporter’s questions with his normally-waving arms seemingly glued to his sides. O’Rourke has basically never recovered, as his poll numbers have fallen from around 10% support to about 3% in the wake of the killshot. The President didn’t tag him with a nickname, but his remarks about Irish Bob caused the public to take notice of just how weird and un-serious he truly is.

During the 2016 GOP nominating process, we saw the very same process take place with “Little Marco” Rubio, Jeb! “Low Energy” Bush, “Annoying” John Kasich, and others. The “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz moniker was not nearly so effective given Cruz is most often demonstrably not lying, but by the time Trump tagged him with that nickname he was so far ahead in the race that he didn’t need a killshot related to Cruz in any event.

“Nervous Nancy” has all the hallmarks of being an immediately effective, potentially devastating killshot, mainly because Nancy is indeed extremely nervous pretty much all the time, and has no real means of demonstrating otherwise. I’m betting it will be so effective in quickly diminishing Pelosi’s public credibility that even members of her own caucus in the House will be remarking on the Speaker’s nervousness within a few weeks.

Won’t that be fun?

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Trump’s Kill Shot on Beto is Already Yielding Results

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The shallowest man on the planet. – Over the weekend, Irish Bob O’Rourke compared bureaucrats at the EPA who write climate-related regulations to the thousands of incredibly brave American soldiers who landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. I knew a couple of those men in my younger days, and I’m frankly glad they are no longer around to witness such abject nonsense emerging from the mouth of a candidate for the U.S. presidency.

Absolutely disgraceful.

Irish Bob also had to issue his first apology to the social media outrage mob on Sunday, not something we’d have expected to see from the guy who last fall was the idol of the college campus set. The intrepid Irishman’s sin was … wait for it… oh, you have to wait for this one… GIVING HIS WIFE MOST OF THE CREDIT FOR RAISING THEIR CHILDREN!

I kid you not, the outrage mob decided Irish Bob had to genuflect before them in supplication after he credited his wife Amy with raising their children “sometimes with my help.” This simple expression of gratitude to his wife for taking up the slack during the many times he’s been away from home due to his political career created such a high level of outrage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram that the fidgety ex-congressman felt the need to say the following:

“Not only will I not say that again, but I’ll be more thoughtful going forward in the way that I talk about our marriage,” and “My ham-handed attempt to try to highlight the fact that Amy has the lion’s share of the burden in our family — that she actually works but is the primary parent in our family, especially when I served in Congress, especially when I was on the campaign trail — should have also been a moment for me to acknowledge that that is far too often the case, not just in politics, but just in life in general. I hope as I have been in some instances part of the problem, I can also be part of the solution.”

Breathtaking. You seriously cannot make this stuff up.

But here’s the funniest part of the whole incident:  He said all of that with his normally-flailing arms held rigidly at his sides. Watch this clip:

Once again, a Donald Trump kill shot has had a major impact on one of his opponents. In case you missed it, after Irish Bob had formally announced his campaign in a frenetic, hyperactive speech during which his arms were flailing all over the damn place, President Trump gave the speech this hilarious review during a White House press availability:

“Well, I think he’s got a lot of hand movement. I’ve never seen so much hand movement. I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?'” Trump said at the White House. “I watched him a little while this morning, during I assume it was some kind of a news conference, and I’ve actually never seen anything quite like it.”

Just three days later, Irish Bob’s arms appear to be welded to his sides.

Coincidence? Not hardly. This is classic Trump, doing to O’Rourke what he did to Jeb! “Low Energy” Bush, Little Marco Rubio and “Pocahontas” Warren. Once the President issues one of these kill shots and they get repeated endlessly in social media and the fake news media, it becomes impossible for voters to see these people without having that image in the back of their minds.

Even worse for Trump’s opponents, being the subject of such a kill shot makes them so self-conscious and focused on proving him wrong that they end up doing incredibly stupid things, like Rubio going on a series of ballistic tirades during a debate and “Pocahontas” killing her career with that idiotic DNA test. And now he’s got Irish Bob so focused on keeping his arms and hands still that he appears to be doing an impersonation of a Civil War statue.

This just creates another huge problem for Irish Bob. All of his arm-waving and running around the stage and bobbing and weaving and jumping and skate-boarding and just general flailing about is a big, big part of his appeal where the college set is concerned. These are children who grew up with their eyes constantly welded to their I-Pad or I-Phone in a never-ending quest for an image or short video clip that will give them that next shot of dopamine. They have the attention span of the average squirrel and require constant visual stimulation in order to hold their focus.

To this point, O’Rourke has served as their own political version of YouTube. If he becomes just another rigid talking head and stops giving them their shots of dopamine, all these kids are just going to go back to streaming videos.

One thing’s for sure: Trump has already gotten into Irish Bob’s head, and it is showing.

That is all.

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How March 15, 2019 Turned Out to be the Ides of Beto

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Just don’t call it Jeb!II, ‘cuz that looks funny. – Just days after his 2016 campaign’s Super PAC was hit with a huge fine for taking more than $1.3 million in illegal contributions from Chinese interests, Jeb! Bush was on CNN (because of course he was on CNN) saying that someone (hint, hint) ought to challenge President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020.

Gosh, who would that be, Jeb!? Why, what Republican out there would have the ability to raise something like, oh, I don’t know, $150 million or so from U.S. and Chinese interests to fritter away in a hopeless effort to challenge a hugely-successful sitting President from his own party?

What prominent Republican is so filled with hubris and lacking in anything substantive to do with the rest of his life that he would be willing to take on the mantle of the rapidly-dying #NeverTrump nitwit faction of the GOP in such a Quixotic quest? Even better, what prominent Republican has a last name that every American voter immediately recognizes thanks to a family legacy of ex-Presidents and his having tossed away $150 million in American and Chinese currency during the 2016 nominating battle?

Hey, I know who that guy is – he’s Jeb! And the great thing is, Jeb! could even promise to name Paul Ryan as his running mate, since Ryan’s got nothing better to do right now, either. That worked out so well for Mitt Romney in 2012, after all. Maybe even call him Paul!, because that worked out so well for Jeb!, didn’t it?

“Jeb!Paul!2020!” The bumper stickers practically name themselves!

Ok, that’s too many exclamation points – time to move on.

Dear Irish Bob: Your window of opportunity was January 1. You missed it. – Back in November, I told you all that I fully expected Robert Francis O’Rourke to be the Democrats’ 2020 nominee for the presidency.  Then, in early February, I warned you that the lanky, fidgety Texan had better fish or cut bait pretty quick, because his window of opportunity was closing.

Here’s an excerpt from that piece:

A month ago I’d have made Irish Bob the odds-on favorite to be the 2020 Democrat nominee because he is the absolutely perfect Democrat candidate:  Completely unqualified; no accomplishments in the private sector of our economy of any note; no real accomplishments in government, either, for that matter; willing to say literally anything to attract votes from depraved and demented Democrat base voters; and he looks good on television. Hell, he even has his fake nickname that leads at least half of all Democrat voters to still think he is Hispanic or something, allowing him to tick off that “Minority” box even though he isn’t one, just like Fauxcahontas has made a habit of doing throughout her adult life in order to get ahead.

Today, I’m telling you that my February piece was overly-optimistic, and our hero’s window of opportunity most likely closed way back in January, maybe even December, before any of the other candidates got into the race.

There was plenty of reason in late November to believe O’Rourke could become the Democrat nominee. Yeah, he’d just lost his senate race to Ted Cruz, but he had made it pretty close thanks to a 3-to-1 spending advantage, and today’s Democrats are all about the moral victory, just fascinated with political losers. He was clearly the favorite of all the young girls in the news media and many of the young men as well, all of whom longed to get the plum assignment of covering his campaign.

He truly had everything going for him, all the political momentum in the world, and then…he decided to take a few months off. He said he had to go “find myself”, and spent weeks wandering around who knows where, live-streaming dental visits, doing interviews with an ever-willing Oprah and “60 Minutes” crew and apparently raising a clinically depressed black Labrador retriever.

December came and went. January came and went. February came and went and then half of March, until there were 11 Democrat candidates in the race, but still no precious Beto for all the local TV news anchors to swoon over. Simply put, by the time Irish Bob finally got around to formally announcing he was going to run, a huge portion of his potential support base that was firmly behind him in late 2018 had already moved on.

Even more devastating for the de facto favored candidate of the news media, many of his potential suitors had grown tired of being stood up for the date, and had even grown bitter. Even worse than that, some of them had even figured out the essence of his schtick, as evidenced by the headline of the piece published yesterday by the very liberal New Republic: “The Profound Emptiness of Beto O’Rourke.”  Ouch.

The leftwing media pushback wasn’t limited to the New Republic – far from it. The lunatics who run Slate beat them to the punch by two full days with an anti-Beto diatribe headlined “Beto 2020 Has No Reason to Exist.” Yikes.

By Friday, the growing awareness in the fake news media of Irish Bob’s essential emptiness as a human being and similarly-growing awareness by the Social Justice Warriors among the Democrat voter base that this guy with the Hispanic-sounding nickname is really just another pasty-faced white guy had the hacks at Politico using the dreaded “B” word:  “Not One Woman Got That Kind of Coverage: Beto Backlash Begins.” Hooboy.

Indeed, the backlash momentum had become so severe by week’s end that not even the news-fakers at CNN could resist getting in on the act:

 

Other leftist media organizations had become so bitter by Irish Bob’s months of dithering that they even assigned reporters to do some actual, real reporting on his dark personal background. That led to this report from Reuters making its way into publication on Friday:

Backstory: How Reuters uncovered Beto O’Rourke’s teenage hacking days – Reuters reporter Joseph Menn exclusively revealed on Friday that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke belonged to one of the best-known groups of computer hackers as a teenager.

Oh, my.

This was not how it was all supposed to go for our precious Beto, not how it was supposed to go at all.

The fact that Friday was March 15, aka the Ides of March, had many speculating that Gestapo Chief, er, “Special Counsel” Robert Mueller would use the Caesarian symbolism of that date to issue his final report. Well, the long knives of the American Left were certainly out on Friday, but they weren’t coming for President Trump, they were coming for Irish Bob.

March 15, 2019 should forever be remembered as the Ides of Beto, the day it became obvious that the guy who couldn’t win Texas despite an enormous money edge and the entire national news media serving as his campaign’s propaganda operation won’t be able to compete on a national stage, either.

It turns out that window closed way back in January.

That is all.

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AOC is an Actress, and Other Bits of Democrat Chicanery

The Afternoon Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Some mid-day short takes on the passing scene…

Everyone should watch this video. – Trust me, just watch it. It’ll be the best 23 minutes you invest this week.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t a politician, she’s an actress. A puppet whose strings are being pulled behind the scenes by a group that calls itself the Justice Democrats, and is headed by the depraved Cenk Uygur.

This is all stuff I was not aware of, and of course our fake news media will never dream of reporting on any of it, so most of the general public will remain blissfully unaware. But isn’t it informative, and doesn’t it help explain so much?

Once you realize and accept this reality about the human sock puppet who is AOC, everything that has taken place with her over the past year, everything she says and does, makes perfect sense.

Wait, what? Um, isn’t that, like, collusion or something? – A super PAC set up to fund the campaign of Jeb! Bush in 2016 just got hit by the Federal Elections Commission with a massive fine for accepting $1.3 million in illegal contributions from Chinese-owned corporation American Pacific International Capital.

Very predictably, this illegal activity on the part of the Bush Campaign did not rise to headline news in your fake news media, and no Democrat in congress has called for the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate this apparent collusion with China. Funny how that all works.

I wonder how many dead elderly Americans Newsweek polled in order to reach this conclusion? – This is a real, actual headline on a story at the ongoing disastrous failure that is Newsweek:

ELDERLY AMERICANS ARE DYING WITHOUT GETTING TO READ MUELLER’S REPORT – AND THEY’RE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT

I swear I do not make this stuff up. I mean, really, who could?

Who is this Brie Larsen, and why did her parents name her for a type of cheese? – Pat Sajak bemoans the way today’s social justice warriors have taken the fun out of literally everything:

Spoiled Billionaire Used To Getting His Way Lashes Out! – Fake environmentalist Tom Steyer – who made most of his fortune through coal investments – isn’t taking Nancy Pelosi’s new impeachment talking points well, and is too dumb to understand she’s lying.

Steyer, who has already invested tens of millions of dollars in goofy, pro-impeachment ad campaigns and plans to throw millions more down that particular rat hole, had this to say in response to Pelosi’s new fake position on the matter:

“Speaker Pelosi thinks ‘he’s just not worth it?’ Well, is defending our legal system ‘worth it?’ Is holding the President accountable for his crimes and cover-ups ‘worth it?’ Is doing what’s right ‘worth it?’ Or shall America just stop fighting for our principles and do what’s politically convenient?”

This guy is so. damn. naive. He actually thinks Democrats care about quaint notions like “principles.” Laughable.

When anti-gun activists suddenly realize the error of their ways… – The Daily Caller reports that a Connecticut anti-gun activist was kicked out of a hearing on the gun control issue when she was caught sending texts in which she threatened to … wait for it … SHOOT a Republican politician and other opponents of gun control.

I swear, you really cannot make this stuff up.

 

That is all.

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Bob Mueller: Nude Selfie Inspector Extraordinaire

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Mueller “Investigation” reaches rock bottom. – Yesterday, it came to light that the upright, stalwart man with the “unimpeachable” reputation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has now resorted to the collection of “nude selfies” in his Captain Ahab-like quest to indict as many Russian ham sandwiches as he possibly can.

Of course, in the case of Concorde Management, it turns out that our abusive counsel wants to indict the ham sandwich, but he doesn’t want to actually prosecute the ham sandwich.  Mainly because he and his evil band of Clinton/Obama hacks know they are holding a big bag of nothing in their case against this consulting firm.

In their feverish efforts to avoid an embarrassing day in court, Mueller and his minions have been trying to convince the judge in the case that the normal rules of production and disclosure do not apply.  Their claim is that they should be able to conduct their prosecution of the case without sharing evidence with the defense due to … wait for it…NATIONAL SECURITY REASONS.  Mueller argues that revealing his evidence could also reveal his “sources and means,” the standard excuse used by the FBI and DOJ in redacting documents in order to avoid embarrassing themselves.  Oh yeah, you betcha.  You just cannot make this stuff up.

Remember, Concorde is the company that is accused of basically setting up a handful of fake social media accounts and spending about $100,000 in messaging during the 2016 election. Can it really get any more absurd than this?

As it turns out, yes, it can. In a filing to the court made public on Thursday, Concorde’s lawyers argue against Mueller’s absurd demand, in the process including the following statement:

“Could the manner in which he collected a nude selfie really threaten the national security of the United States?”

Yes, friends and foes, your Special Counsel is deploying the old “sources and means” argument to avoid revealing how he and his band of thugs came to be in possession of a nude selfie.  I’m really not sure what else needs to be said about that.  Other than, holy crap.

Paris Burning Update: Speaking of things you just could not make up if you wanted to, the news out of Gay Pareee this morning is that the Macron government is now being sued by radical fake green groups GreenPeace and Oxfam for…wait for it…oh, you gotta wait for this one…AGREEING TO RESCIND MACRON’S CARBON TAX!  I swear I do not make this stuff up:

“Four NGOs—Oxfam, Greenpeace, Notre Affaire à Tous, and Fondation pour la Nature et l’Homme—have initiated legal proceedings saying France has defaulted on its environmental obligations. The initial Dec.18 filing gives the government two months to formulate a response, after which the organizations can choose to move forward with their lawsuit (link in French) in administrative court.”

This is climate-scamism at its finest:  Bind your country to some international “accord” (not a treaty) that would do literally nothing at all about the “climate”, but would redistribute trillions of dollars from Western nations to the rest of the world, and you suddenly find that, no matter what action you try to take related to it, you’re angering large segments of your society. Try to implement the socialist policies that the globalist community demands, and half your population riots in the streets.  Try to rescind those policies, and the fake green groups (which are really just socialist fronts) have millions of dollars or francs they will use to sue your butt off.

There is no graceful exit available for Macron in this situation. He must take a side, and you can be sure that he will ultimately side with the fake greens and globalists, because that is who he is.  And honestly, this is the fate he richly deserves.

Some Twitter Funnies to close out Today’s Campaign Update:

Brit Hume was cranky yesterday:

No offense, ladies, but you know it’s true:

Jeb! is still hanging around, Tweeting stupid stuff like this…

Freshman Texas Cong. Dan Crenshaw is going to be a star:

 

 

We’ll close it out with this one from the incomparable James Woods:

That is all.

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Here’s Why the Democrats and their Media Propaganda Complex Are Panicked

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Democrats in Action!  – It is now no longer enough for Democrats and their spokespeople pretending to be journalists at our nation’s news outlets to simply fake the news on this fabricated border issue, now they must cry or otherwise become irrational while doing so.

Thus, on Tuesday we had the spectacle of Rep. Elijah Cummings pretending to breakdown crying as he screamed through his irrelevant opening statement at the House Judiciary Committee’s FBI corruption hearing, MSNBC fake host Rachel Maddow pretending to cry (without visible tears, of course) as she read a story about how HHS employees are placing the youngest children in separate centers designed to provide special care (because obviously, liberals oppose young children receiving special attention and care), and some bald-headed freak literally screaming through his entire 5 minute segment on Fox News’s “The Story” With Martha MaCallum. [Note:  I switched over to a baseball game after that, but I’m told Geraldo Rivera also went into a similar meltdown on the Sean Hannity program, along with panelists all over CNN and MSNBC.]

To top that off, you had the spectacle of some Democrat congressional staffer shouting “F*ck you!” at President Donald Trump as he walked through the halls of the U.S. capitol building, and a group of leftist agitators violently forcing Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen to leave a restaurant where she was dining last night.

Obviously, the Democrat/media complex has some polling or focus grouping information that indicates that screaming and crying helps gin up public outrage on this subject.  Never mind the damage their idiotic histrionics do to our society, utterly destroying what little is left of civil discourse, they couldn’t care less.  These are truly desperate times for these people, and that desperation is playing out on all of our television screens each day and night.

The most scary part of all of this is that they will only become more desperate as November 6 approaches.  And make no mistake:  If these people obtain polling data or focus group results that indicate outright violence and rioting might knock the President’s public approval ratings down a couple of points, they will get a bunch of money from George Soros and pay a bunch of professional agitators to stage violent demonstrations and riots.  If you think I’m wrong about that, you just haven’t been paying enough attention lately.

So, why are the Democrats, their media benefactors and their radical social action support groups so desperate, you ask?  Well, isn’t it obvious?  Let’s go through a bullet list:

  • They spent 8 long years utterly corrupting every institution of our society, often engaging in criminal activity in the process.  They got away with it because 98% of the national news media helped them cover it up;
  • They assumed – were absolutely certain – that all of that would be swept under the rug and they would be able to continue corrupting our institutions and destroying our Republic for another 8 years when Hillary Clinton won the presidency in 2016;
  • And win Hillary would, because most every senior official in the Obama Administration – including Obama his own self – and a hardworking, dedicated cabal of loyal leftist FBI and DOJ officials were going to fix the damn election.  Yay, them!;
  • But, well, Hillary lost.  When that eventual outcome began to become crystal clear at about 9:00 ET on Election Night, they could see their whole world come crashing down around them;
  • It would have been one thing had the Pantsuit Princess lost to some establishment apparatchick like Jeb! Bush or John “Didja know my father was a postman?” Kasich – they would have been fine in that event because another Bush or a Kasich would have just gone about being kinder and gentler and helping them sweep all their crimes under that gigantic swamp rug and nobody out here in Flyover Country would have been any the wiser;
  • But no, the Fainting Felon didn’t lose to just anyone – she lost to Donald Freakin’ Trump, the one Republican out of 17 initial candidates who would actually come into the office and go about exposing their crimes, firing the perps, and ultimately prosecuting them;
  • So, utter, complete and total panic set in, and the American left lost what little collective mind it had left.  Violent demonstrations organized by groups funded by Soros and a handful of leftwing foundations began popping up all over the country, featuring a bunch of black-robed mask-wearing thugs that called themselves “Antifa”;
  • Members of the Clinton Campaign – including the Coughing Crook herself – immediately began promoting their “Russia Collusion” fantasy as the reason for their utter failure, and a well-coordinated fake news media campaign cranked up in support;
  • Meanwhile, the FBI/DOJ cabal and senior Obama officials transitioned their failed effort to fix the election into an effort frame Trump officials like General Mike Flynn for crimes they did not commit, and to entrap the incoming POTUS himself into committing some act that a special counsel might be able to dummy up into an obstruction of justice charge;
  • The Democrat/fake media complex also embarked on a withering, never-ending campaign to impugn the President’s character in a desperate effort to drive his public approval ratings down into the 20s in the hopes he would resign or, barring that, be impeached as he lost the support of congressional Republicans;
  • But the President did not resign, and his average poll ratings never fell below 40.  Instead, he went about reversing almost the entire Obama 8 years of policy, creating a massive renaissance of the U.S. economy, destroyed ISIS in about 5 minutes – infuriating all Obama loyalists and John McCain – and initiating a de-nuclearization process with North Korea that may well win him a Nobel Peace Prize that he couldn’t care less about;
  • Still, the Democrat/fake media complex carried on.  As recently as 7 months ago, the Democrats and their propaganda team were walking around in a state of glee as congressional preference polls showed their team with a big lead, leading to the narrative that the 2018 mid-term elections would bring about a great “Blue Wave” that would sweep Democrat majorities into both houses of congress, giving them control of the congressional committees that have been revealing so much of their wrongdoing.  It wasn’t too late to sweep everything under the rug – who would be able to stop them?;
  • But now the polls have turned sour for them.  President Trump is now at his all-time high standing in even several of the fake leftwing polls, and their edge in the congressional preference polling has all but disappeared;
  • They had to create a new issue, and the best they could land on is to portray President Trump and anyone who supports him as “Nazis” for basically enforcing immigration laws that have been on the books for decades.

This issue won’t work for them either, because the average American isn’t quite as stupid as Democrats and fake journalists always assume they are.  In the meantime, the last two days of testimony by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the ongoing revelations surrounding it show them that the IG’s report on the FBI’s fake investigation into the Clinton email scandal wasn’t an end game, but the start of a process that will ultimately expose the entirety of their Obama-era scheming.

These people now realize they are aboard the political version of the HMS Titanic, and the first Horowitz report was just the tip of a vast iceberg that is floating inexorably in their direction.

Of course they’re panicked.  You would be too.

Just another day in it’s all going to come out in the end America.

That is all.

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