The 2016 Primary and Various Degrees of Influence…

Many people who have not followed the construct of the RNC/GOP plan as it originated (November/December 2013 – through the construction in May/June 2014 and end result in April ’15) are fundamentally misunderstanding the origin of the GOPe Roadmap to elect Jeb Bush.

Candidate Jeb Bush attends Chamber of Commerce dinner with Fox's Rupert Murdoch and Valerie Jarrett (December 2014)

Candidate Jeb Bush attends Chamber of Commerce dinner with Fox’s Rupert Murdoch and Valerie Jarrett (December 2014)

More specifically, because the entire plan leads to a fundamental paradigm shift in the way the average person understands political constructs, many people just can’t accept how manipulated the entire system is.  Even some of those who now understand are still making mistakes about who the road map was designed to face as an opponent.

The original plan, as established in ’14, and delivered in ’15, evolved around Jeb Bush as the selected RNC/GOP candidate, and the ANTICIPATED opponents being Scott Walker, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.

TRIPWIRE #3 – In 2014, the RNC approved selection rules that govern how each state’s delegates are portioned out from the primaries. Under one of the changes, states holding their primaries between March 1 and March 14 will have their delegates doled out proportionately with election results, a change that will likely stymie a movement candidate.

States that have primaries on or after March 15 will be winner-take-all states.

That’s important because another RNC rule change requires that a candidate must win a majority of delegates in eight or more states before his or her name may be presented for nomination at the 2016 Republican National Convention. (link)

Of course when these changes were being made in 2014 no-one outside the DC professional class was paying much attention to the design, and intent. With 18 GOP presidential candidates, for now, it will be that much harder for any candidate to win a majority in any state, let alone eight.

The structural RNC changes in essence created the road map.  Within them you can clearly see the dual benefit specifically for Jeb Bush.  No other candidate would benefit from these rule changes like the weakly supported Bush.

The GOPe needed to institute those rule changes if a candidate was going to win with less than 25% support from the voters.

The original 2014 plan NEVER considered Ben Carson or Donald Trump.  Carson would have been considered irrelevant, as was Rick Santorum, and Trump was never anticipated to mount a campaign for the presidency.

With the candidates you know about today, this is the way it would have looked on paper back in 2014.  The people listed (indented) after Jeb Bush would be the vote supported “splitters” to insure Jeb’s small establishment block (15-20%) would always be larger -or very close to- the opponent.

[*Note* – I’m listing them from top to bottom based on my opinion of the overall influence upon them by the Wall Street financial interests we have measured since ’13. Top = highly influenced, Bottom = Lesser influence. ]

Jeb Bush

• Lindsey Graham
• Carly Fiorina
• Rick Perry
• Marco Rubio
• Chris Christie
• Mike Huckabee
• Jim Gilmore
• George Pataki
• John Kasich

Scott Walker
Rand Paul
Ted Cruz

ο Ben Carson
ο Rick Santorum
ο Bobby Jindal
ο Donald Trump

The primary opponents to Jeb Bush were always thought to be: Scott Walker, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.   [Carson, Jindal and Santorum irrelevant, Trump never anticipated]

This is the construct of the original road map, the GOPe strategy.

Jeb Bush -VS- Walker, Cruz and Paul.

The group of: • Lindsey Graham • Carly Fiorina • Rick Perry • Marco Rubio • Chris Christie • Mike Huckabee • Jim Gilmore • George Pataki and • John Kasich all stemmed from within the collective strategy of the RNC/GOPe along with Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Tom Donohue and the country club republicans that make up the professional GOPe, the establishment class.

tom donohueMcConnell and Boehner

Each of the aforementioned has a role to play, within the original plan, to reduce the overall percentage possible for Walker, Cruz and Paul; that’s why we called them the “splitters”.

2014 Original ROLES:

• Lindsey Graham – Split the electorate in the more conservative South Carolina by utilizing the SC/RNC machine.  Win SC or make Jeb’s 20% bigger than Walker, Cruz and Rand Paul.

• Carly Fiorina – The consummate republican DC insider. AND PARTY DECEPTICON / LIAR.  Worked on John McCain and Mitt Romney’s campaigns in ’08 and ’12.  Role = Attack Hillary, and be the torch carrier for women’s issues in the Republican party.

• Rick Perry – Split the electorate in the more conservative Texas by utilizing the TX/RNC machine.  Win Texas or make Jeb’s 15-20% bigger than Walker, Cruz or Rand Paul.

• Marco Rubio – Split the electorate in Jeb’s home state of Florida by utilizing the FL/RNC rule changes and the political machine.  Rubio is the lynchpin.  Make Jeb’s 20% bigger than Walker, Cruz or Rand Paul.

• Chris Christie – Defend Jeb, act as the attack dog entering and exiting New Hampshire. Go after Walker, Cruz and Rand Paul.  Exiting SC  position Jeb as the “moderate” who can win.

• Mike Huckabee  – Split the Evangelical voting block away from Walker, Cruz or Rand Paul.  Give Walker a run in Iowa and tamp down the planned avoidance of Jeb Bush to even mount a campaign in the state caucus.  Make Walker, Cruz and Paul appear like Wing-Nuts.

In the spring of 2015 the plan needed modifications.  April/May/June Polling showed Jeb was less liked than previously predicted in ’14 when the plan began.

In addition, some of the delegate rules changed within Pre-March 16th states, delegates were modified.  Remember, it was in this period when RNC rule changes established March 15th 2016 as the cutoff date for proportional assignments in the primaries.

Hence some electoral splitting modifications were needed.

• Jim Gilmore – Split Virginia electorate, keep Jeb’s 20% higher than Walker, Cruz and Paul.

• George Pataki – Split New York electorate, keep Jeb’s 20% higher than Walker, Cruz or Paul.

• John Kasich – Split the Ohio electorate, keep Jeb’s 20% higher than Walker, Cruz or Rand Paul.

The road map was originally contingent upon Graham, Fiorina, Perry, Rubio, Christie, Huckabee, Gilmore, Pataki and Kasich staying in the race through at least March 2nd 2016.  Hence Super-PACs were established to keep them funded through the point of their usefulness.

Obviously things so far have not gone quite as planned/preferred.  Specific issues messing up the plan:

  • Trump entered the race.
  • Jeb isn’t pulling his weight; he’s not getting the 20% range needed.
  • The anti-Jeb sentiment is stronger than anticipated.
  • Rick Perry support is weaker than expected.
  • Rand Paul support is weaker than expected.
  • Media influence is weaker than expected.
  • The voting base is coalescing toward Donald Trump, not Jeb.
  • The unwashed masses are not cooperating.

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#1 – Iowa Caucus/Convention, Monday February 1st 2016: 30 Delegates / Closed Primary Caucus (Republican Only)

#2 – New Hampshire Primary, Tuesday February 9th 2016: 23 Delegates (proportional assigned) / Modified Primary (Independents and Republicans)

#3 – South Carolina Primary, Saturday February 20th 2016: 50 Delegates (Winner Take All) / Open Primary (Anyone Can Vote)

#4 – Nevada Caucus/Convention, Tuesday February 23rd 2016: 30 Delegates / Closed Primary Caucus (Republican Only)

#5 – SUPER TUESDAY: Tuesday March 1st  – 601 Total Delegates

  • Texas: 155 Delegates (proportional assigned) / Open Primary
  • Alabama: 50 Delegates (proportional assigned) / Open Primary
  • Tennessee: 58 Delegates (Winner Take All *If 50% of vote achieved, if not Proportional) / Open Primary
  • Vermont: 16 Delegates (Winner Take All *If 50% of vote achieved, if not Proportional) / Open Primary
  • Arkansas: 40 Delegates (proportional assigned) / Open Primary
  • Georgia: 76 Delegates (Proportional assigned) / Modified Primary (Independents and Republicans)
  • Massachusetts: 42 Delegates (Proportional Assigned) / Modified Primary (Independents and Republicans
  • North Carolina: 72 Delegates (Proportional Assigned) / Modified Primary (Independents and Republicans)
  • Oklahoma: 43 Delegates (Winner Take All) / Closed Primary (Republicans Only)
  • Virginia: 49 Delegates (Proportional Assigned) / Open Primary

#6 – Louisiana Primary, Saturday March 5th 2016 : 46 Delegates (Proportional Assigned) / Closed Primary  (Republican Only)

#7 – Mini Tuesday: Tuesday March 8th – 130 Delegates

  • Michigan Primary: 59 Delegates (Proportional) / Closed Primary (Republicans Only)
  • Idaho: 32 Delegates (Caucus/Convention) / Closed
  • Mississippi: 39 Delegates (WTA, if Less than 50% Proportional) / Open Primary

#8 – Puerto Rico, Sunday March 13th 2016: 23 Delegates (WTA, if less than 50% Proportional) / Open Primary

#9 – GAME DAY: Tuesday March 15th – 234 Total Delegates

  • Florida: 99 Delegates (Winner Take All) / Closed Primary
  • Ohio: 66 Delegates (WTA, or if less than 50% Proportional) / Modified Primary (Independents and Republicans)
  • Illinois: 69 Delegates (Proportional w/ Beauty Contest) / Open Primary

Note:  Since the original road map exposed the scheme, some modifications have taken place.  The North Carolina primary date may change to join Florida and Ohio.

Tomorrow I’ll outline what I believe can be done to defeat their strategy.  It will not be easy, too many republican voters just refuse to see what the GOPe is doing.

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Know the plan, see the plan. Know the players and see through the game:

Following The Money

The GOPe Roadmap

♦ Why Support Trump – Part One (The GOPe Ruse)

♦ Why Support Trump – Part Two (Stop being played)

♦ Why Support Trump – Part Three (Intellectual Details)

How We Predicted Megyn Kelly’s Attack Well Before the Debate

Expectations from Carly Fiorina – a dangerous snake in the blend:

carly fiorina 2Carly Fiorina on Immigration: Pass the DREAM Act. For other undocumented immigrants, a direct path to citizenship is unfair. While running for the U.S. Senate in California in 2010, Fiorina said she supports the DREAM Act, which would give legal status to people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Carly Fiorina on Climate change: It is real and manmade. But government has limited ability to address it. Speaking in New Hampshire in February, Fiorina said there is scientific consensus that climate change is real and caused by humans.

Carly Fiorina on Education: Supports Common Core – Set national standards but give local districts maximum control. No Child Left Behind was positive. In a position paper while running for the U.S. Senate in California, Fiorina

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158 Responses to The 2016 Primary and Various Degrees of Influence…

  1. barbi says:

    Marco Rubio sold out tonight to the BLM crowd on a Fox interview.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      I really want to see Trump swat the BLM in a non politically correct way. I think a lot of people are tired of their fraudulent martyrs they use as the basis of their causes. Take Mike Brown who is the poster child of the BLM. The case could not get past a grand jury to even go to trial and the DOJ had no case. I hope Trump bones up on this because he is bound to be tested on this subject.

      Also a good opportunity to address the politically correct throw the officer under the bus as we are currently seeing to head off the BLM. Time to support the cops like he did the border patrol.

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      • Agreed. If he panders, my vote is going back up for grabs.

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      • Daniel says:

        I’m pretty sure he would rather avoid the toxic topic and the toxic topic would prefer to avoid him as well. I have a feeling, though, if they try to pull something on him, he’s got a plan to deal with it.

        You may recall in one of his earliest events, there DID appear a groups of protesters with a huge sign and stuff. “The crowd” dealt with them. I suspect it was security personnel. I’m sure we all noted the guys always looking around with the ear buds.

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    • doodahdaze says:

      Total PC capitulation by the Republicans. Wonder why? Kasich is making me sick with his pandering. They seem to want to be feeling the pain like Bill Clinton or something. Maybe Rubio will get an MSM Brownie Button and a Belly Rub.

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      • RJ says:

        Keep in mind Eric Hoffer’s definitions: 1. A liberal is someone who wants something. 2. A conservative is someone who wants to keep something.

        Once you have grasped his notions, these presented arguments take on a whole new meaning. Of course, the discourses of Plato are an anchor from which critical thinking begins.

        Then again, according to an old Joe Tex song: “Don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing…”

        Liars are everywhere…the problem is learning how to spot them!

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    • mpmp2015 says:

      Marco jumped the shark by attacking Trump’s comments on illegal immigration and McCain, he poll numbers tanked. He recovered slightly after the debates and now jumped the shark again by pandering to the BLM radicals. I expect to see his poll numbers start going back down again in the next few weeks.

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    • Daniel says:

      If you don’t mind, stick # in front of BLM as in #BLM. For a moment there, I thought you were talking about the Bureau of Land Management. There are many possible meanings though… BlackLiarsMovement, BaloneyLettuceMayonaise…. still. I know it’s nit-picky and even unpopular to say it. But generally agreed upon nomenclature lets us all know more quickly what we’re all talking about.

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      • pdxlady says:

        I understand what you mean, however, I don’t like to put the ‘#’ attached to BLM, because the reason that is done is so that it will show up in a search for that specific term. I would prefer that they don’t find me.

        What I’ve done is like this, # BLM.

        But I’m sure they’ll find me anyway, lolol!

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        • Ziiggii says:

          Just use BGI (Black Grievance Industry)…. it is an all encompassing term and one that most here know exactly what is meant.

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          • Jett Black says:

            Yes, this^! It’s all just BGI, including the Taliban scumbags trying (with disgusting success) to eliminate statues of former Confederate figures (Lee, Beauregard, and Davis, mainly, though Jackson is in the cross-hairs) in NOLA. Time to call them what they are, accurately and fight back, lawfully.

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  2. sundance says:

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    • doodahdaze says:

      Is this guy off his rocker?

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      • Arkindole says:

        He is. Will is the self-appointed academic step grandfather to millennials, gen-x, y, and z’s and otherwise lo-fos. Those of us who actually watched Buckley on black and white and followed his work through the origins of the Great (vampire) Society can recognize his contortion of history (read: bullshit). Same thing with the labor party comment the other day–complete smoke and mirrors fabricated without the truth check feature activated anywhere on the planet.

        Will only serves to give the 6 pm time slot some measure of wrinkle validity to viewers.

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        • pdxlady says:

          Like.

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        • He will say anything to remain relevant.

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        • sharonknapik says:

          A FB friend went to Texas of all places and started going through archives of early NRO issues… Per his analysis, some of the ‘advice’ promoted even by the great Buckley, ultimately were not helpful in the long term.

          However, since the PURGE of Steyn at NRO which happened during the anointing of Lowrey as editor, NRO has dropped most genuinely ‘conservative’ viewpoints. By ‘conservative’ I mean Pro-America/American citizenry. Instead, they’ve pushed more UniParty viewpoints. Lost a lot of readers, btw.

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          • Arkindole says:

            yes, yes, and yes.

            Will (Noun) 1. buffoonery – acting like a clown or buffoon

            buffoonery – acting like a clown or buffoon clowning, harlequinade, japery, prank, frivolity
            foolery, tomfoolery, lunacy, craziness, folly, indulgence – foolish or senseless behavior

            schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik – (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning; “his shtik made us laugh”

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      • It’s George Will and he’s not writing about Baseball so yes, he’s off his rocker.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Disclosure: This columnist’s wife, Mari Will, works for Scott Walker.

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    • Aslan's Girl says:

      SD, how much influence does George Will have on the Establishment do you think? He’s really ratcheting up the anti-Trump attacks and WND had a piece today about the GOP forcing Trump out:

      http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/gop-elites-plot-to-purge-trump/

      This part stood out:

      “A political party has a right to … secure its borders,” asserts the Post’s George Will, “a duty to exclude interlopers.” Will wants The Donald “excommunicated” and locked out of all GOP debates until he kneels and takes a loyalty oath to the nominee.

      “Marginalizing Trump” carries no risk of “alienating a substantial Republican cohort,” Will assures us, for these “Trumpites” are neither Republicans nor conservatives. Better off without such trash.”

      I’m wondering if Will is encouraging the GOP to purge, mad that they haven’t yet, preparing the groundwork for it?

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      • doodahdaze says:

        Imagine a Republican debate without Trump:). LOL.

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      • Judgy says:

        If the damn RINOs would have secured the REAL borders, Trump might well have been a flash-in-the-pan! Instead, they have sat there like the liars they are while Zero does everything both within & without his power to exclude U.S. CITIZENS, and to EMBRACE the “INTERLOPERS”.

        Put a sock in it, George. You are WAY out of line!

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        • pdxlady says:

          Hahaha, I used that same phrase about the sock, in my comment, before I read yours.

          Must be a popular notion.:)

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          • Judgy says:

            I was taught never to say “Shut up”. My mother found that unacceptably rude. I guess “Put a sock in it” isn’t any more polite, but it IS kinda weirdly satisfying! :)

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      • Mike says:

        Anything so Willful, then the GOP is finished.

        Soap box, ballot box, jury box, ammo box. I think we’ve started to see them all.

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      • pdxlady says:

        My opinion is that Will doesn’t have any power. He’s just spouting the lines that he could recite in his sleep. They have no idea about the amount of anger and dissatisfaction that We The People have silently been building up. It’s going to be a very rude awakening for that crowd of so called elites.

        There has been a plan to take out Mr. Trump since he announced for president.

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      • Jett Black says:

        So they’ll exclude a viable candidate, with an actual chance of winning, when they don’t have anyone else with that capacity, but they won’t secure the nation’s borders, when they’ve already got majorities in House and Senate? Yeah, I believe every f’n word.//s

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      • sharonknapik says:

        UniParty lapdog Fiorina has been bashing Trump while on the stump in Iowa. Per a Fox News report, she trashed him for not signing the loyalty pledge, accused him on flipflopping on abortion (which is rich coming from the only ‘firmly pro-choice’ candidate in the race) and one other issue, which I can’t recall. Meanwhile, anyone looking at Fiorina’s platform during her Senate campaign will see one which looks like a D-lite one. As Sundance noted Hillary in a dress. (At least Fiorina doesn’t have cankles)

        For how long is the msm going to leave Fiorina’s background/record unexplored? It would be amusing if the stakes weren’t so high.

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        • Judgy says:

          So disappointing about Carly. IMHO, she speaks very precisely & clearly, and could easily make MINCEMEAT of Hillary. Oh well. Btw, why the hell should ANYONE sign a loyalty pledge when it is the PARTY who is not being loyal?? I vote for the IDEAS that I think will work best. Having blind trust in the Party as it stands goes against my own ideas about fairness, especially with the illegals problem!

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      • Sam says:

        I’m not Sundance, but I think Will is influenced by the GOPe and his job is to be the wise old pundit who influences others. It doesn’t hurt at all that he enjoys the sound of his own voice. JMHO.

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    • mpmp2015 says:

      As Trump might say, “George Will is an overrated dope.”

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      • Judgy says:

        His arrogance is truly shocking. Over in one of the Hillary threads, Sharon made a wise point about the professional liars simply not realizing that there are limits to just how far they can plausibly bend the truth. I’d like to extend that idea to the elitists being SO terribly elite, that they no longer realize what is and is not okay to say out loud.

        Those are INSIDE THOUGHTS, Georgie. Your inner snob is showing.

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      • manickernel says:

        And he would be wrong. Is anyone actually listening to what Trump is saying? I mean in between the words “great” and “strong” and “stupid”.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        Or “George Will is an overrated dope on a rope.”

        Faux should really reign him in.

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    • Oh my God! George Will’s hatred of Donald Trump is palpable. Why is Will so enamored of the GOPe? What have they accomplished in the last 30 years?

      I’ll tell you what’s an affront to William F. Buckley’s legacy; Republican majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives fully funding ObamaCare and President Obama’s illegal immigrant executive amnesty. This after they all campaigned & won the majority on repealing ObamaCare and stopping Obama’s lawless amnesty. William F. Buckley didn’t just talk the talk and hated people who did.

      George Will needs to take several steps back and look at what the Republican Party leaders have done with the power they’ve been given over the last 30 years. It’s not a pretty picture, they’ve betrayed every Conservative principle we are supposed to stand for, If Donald Trump is a counterfeit Republican, then so are the members of the entire GOPe. George, go home, have a scotch, stay there and STFU!

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    • manickernel says:

      Will makes some good points. Trump is the wrong man to lead any revolt. Sorry, I know that is unpopular here, but that is my view.

      I also don’t see Rubio as a positive for Bush in FL. If anything I would think he would hurt him due to Marco’s home-state advantage.

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      • Obomination says:

        And the others have all pledged fealty to the GOP. I’ll ride with Trump as long as he continues to do damage to my oppressors.

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      • Jett Black says:

        Trump is certainly not the best man to lead this revolt, but he is currently the only one with any chance of success.

        Based on your comment about Rubio v. Bush, I don’t think you’ve fully understood SD’s analysis. Every rethugnican will take some votes from Heb in FL. Rubio, however, is expected to bleed off more real conservative votes from the other, real conservative challengers, leaving Heb with a majority (20%), vis a vis any other single candidate in a field of say 10. That’s all they need to do crown Heb the next dynastic loser (I posit that he will be ripped to shreds, if he is the GOP candidate in the general, both unjustly and justly, based on his family affiliation, his innate character/intelligence, and his record. He is “born to lose.”) GOPe wants to lose, so they can stay where they are and continue to claim no responsibility for the Executive’s, Judiciary’s, and minority legislative’s running roughshod past them and over us.

        Not saying you’re wrong or that SD’s absolutely right, but the analysis holds up to rough math better than any other rationale for the GOPe/RNC allowing the range of candidates they’ve got out there. As discussed a day or two ago, all you’ve got to do is look at NASCAR and other “season points totals-driven” sports to see how this works and why establishment, “turtle,” bean counters would gleefully opt for this approach, thinking themselves oh-so-clever in coming up with it. Little as I like Trump, I hope he feeds it back to them rectally.

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        • manickernel says:

          I will say Trump was better in his Levin interview than he has been, but has a long way to go in articulating his strategies for changing the status quo. I do agree with SD’s thesis on GOPe strategy, but I also feel not every candidate identified therein is going to play by the book.

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          • sharonknapik says:

            Yes, he was better on both Levin and Hewitt. IMO, I also think he styles his responses depending on the audience…and the amount of time given to respond. Which is what any savvy candidate should do if they want to seal the deal with the American public. However, most in the political class haven’t ever sold anything, and the deals they’ve made are sausage making between select, vested interests.

            However, I do not understand the insistent demand for ‘policies’. In general he’s outlined more policy positions than most of the other candidates and none have done so in any great detail. What do they want from Trump, a bill of several hundred pages marked up?
            The President is an Executive, not Legislator. Yet, NO ONE has asked much in the way of what he would do as the CEO of USA to make things better on the government side of the equation. Any detailed ‘policies’ proffered by Trump will only serve as fodder for the MSM to rip apart. He could outline a cure for cancer and it would be scoffed at as ‘ridiculous’, ‘uninformed’, and ‘unworkable’. He has a perfectly good 2011 book on his policy positions though, which none in the MSM appear to have read and never mention. Heaven forbid it undermine the ‘he has no policies’ meme.

            The key to winning an election isn’t a binder full of policies, it’s persuading the voter to trust the candidate to represent their interests. This is done by personality, being approachable and relating to the public, accessibility, and broad outlines of what the candidate stands for and against. In this regard, he’s aced it. People LIKE him. Even those who didn’t think they did. He’s willing to talk to the media without prep and agreed upon softball questions. He doesn’t bore the listener with either so much detail it’s lost, or flat tone which makes a candidate sound like they don’t even believe what they’re saying.

            However, the public has been trained to expect certain things as being the norm. Even if said things don’t serve the public well, nor do they inspire voter confidence.

            As for the broad outlines, Trump has made his clear. In short, they boil down to Pro-America and Pro-American. Not foreign entities, not illegals, not globalists, not multinationals. In verity, the UniParty candidates, no matter how they spin it, are NOT Pro-American/America. At least not as the first priority, even if they wear a flag pin on their lapel.

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            • Judgy says:

              “People LIKE him. Even those who didn’t think they did”.

              Ding ding ding! Winner! I include myself among the surprised.

              As hard as the media tries to un-cool him, they can’t (well, so far, at least). He doesn’t care–even his odd choice of hairstyle is symbolic of that. And that lack of concern about being “cool”, makes him, well……..kinda cool!

              I can also see how his success in business could appeal to those we tend to refer to as “the lo-fo’s”. We have a very large segment of society who seem to have been raised to care about material possessions much more than morality–okay, if we cannot manage to teach them any better, then at least we might have a candidate who might appeal to their shallowness! Several of Trump’s “drawbacks” might actually prove to be pluses.

              Also should be interesting to see how he handles the BGI crowd. They are SO angry, and SO unreasonably touchy! Bet he won’t turn in an insane list of how to treat the cherished classes, the way Bernie did! I still don’t understand–why is expecting people not to break the law “racist”?

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      • Rubio is a boon to Bush in Florida in that Rubio would presumably draw Tea Party votes away from Walker, Cruz etc…while Bush would get the 20% the GOPe want him to get.

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      • sharonknapik says:

        Trump certainly is a flawed candidate. Everyone is flawed, for that matter. However, whether he’s the right or wrong one to ‘lead the revolt’ the reality is he IS leading the revolt and doing a fine job of reaching the people, most of whom are not politically alert.

        I don’t see anyone better coming along this cycle, so to me, one should back the best candidate who can win both the primary and the general election. That is Trump.

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    • barbi says:

      Well, George, the Republica Party, like the Democrat Party, has not behaved for a long while as an American party…you know, a party representing Americans?

      Frankly, sir, YOU and those like you have become the counterfeits.

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    • pdxlady says:

      You’re no conservative either, George. So, put a sock in it! Your ‘use by’ date has expired, so maybe your contract with FOX will expire soon too! Although they’re so deluded in that Beltway Bubble, they can’t see it.

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    • jackphatz says:

      Jeb is lying through his butt cheeks every time he claims to be a conservative. Will has no problem with Jeb’s remarkable “conversion”. At least George Will has been a consistent bore all these years.

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      • sharonknapik says:

        Let’s face it, like the left appropriated and abused the term ‘liberal’, so has the GOPe/UniParty-R done with ‘conservative’… The ONLY thing keeping conservative voters on the reservation has been sticking with the anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage issue. Both of which at this point have been settled by SCOTUS and it is not going to be the next President who can single-handedly overturn either. Yet, UniParty keeps the public roiled up on the Left and Right by their favorite diversionary tactics. sigh

        The reality is most are representing well-heeled vested interests which erode the rights of the citizenry and sovereignty of the nation. It’s taken the last two cycles for many on the right to wake up. Still, we were to be treated to a repeat of 2012 with a couple of flawed ‘conservative’ candidates who would be allowed to rise and then be chopped down like ripened hay during harvest. Foisting again, milquetoast upon the Republic.

        Then came Trump. Thank goodness!

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        • Judgy says:

          I work in entertainment, so am constantly surrounded by liberals. Many, MANY of them are disgusted w/ Obama, and how the Dems have used the race card to marginalize anyone who speaks out against him. Every single one of them who has talked about switching parties says that those two issues are the ONLY things keeping them from doing so. I’m hoping maybe Trump could win them over, but not lose any conservatives by possibly talking more about adoption, as their complaints seem generally to be what is to become of unwanted babies. Many young mothers who don’t want their child at ALL, and who had come thisclose to aborting, then end up keeping their unwanted children ANYWAY, but often in horribly neglectful and unbelievably abusive homes. There is also a weird point of pride in the black community about keeping their children, no matter how COMPLETELY unwanted they may be, and how HORRIBLY impoverished the family is. Adoption is seen by many as “giving in” (to “whitey”, I guess?), and is very often looked down on. (Obviously, the various welfare programs don’t hurt either, and are a HUGE incentive for irresponsible behavior, but even more than that, it is oddly believed that the unselfish act of giving up your own flesh & blood to a stable, and loving home means that you have “failed”, and that you don’t really “LOVE” your child).

          However, informal “adoptions”, such as giving myriad children, from multiple siblings who had multiple partners, over to an already-overburdened grandmother, is seen as preferable, even though they may then run into problems when she is not given LEGAL custody. Someone needs to make legal adoption “cool”–maybe Trump could do that??? (Or at least use the topic as a bridge to win over some Dem converts…..??).

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          • sharonknapik says:

            Those are interesting insights, Judgy. Here’s the thing, one of my Catholic friends, who is adamently pro-life, volunteered for ages at a clinic who would help women put their child up for adoption if she didn’t feel that she was in a place to raise the child, but couldn’t bring themselves to abort. I also know of friends who are pro-life who have helped in the informal network. Pity more people don’t hear about efforts in this regard.

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    • joshua says:

      George Will is a counterfeit intellectual

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  3. barbi says:

    And what’s going on over on the Dem side is not making Wall Street happy either. With Bush looking iffy and who the hell knows what’s going to happen to Hillary, both major parties are looking out of control right now.

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    • sharonknapik says:

      The sad thing is Sanders is more ‘Pro American/America’ than either side of the UniParty. However, his policy prescriptions and general outlook on how to make things better, would only exacerbate the pain!

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  4. Aslan's Girl says:

    “Tomorrow I’ll outline what I believe can be done to defeat their strategy.”

    I look forward to it. Pollyanna that I am, I still think we can defeat them!

    “It will not be easy, too many republican voters just refuse to see what the GOPe is doing.”

    I’m not sure about that. EVERYWHERE I go online AND pundits on TV I hear “Establishment” and I am hearing “Chamber of Commerce” more and more and more. PLUS, Trump himself, who is getting the most airtime I think ANY GOP candidate has EVER gotten keeps bringing up the “Establishment” too. People are more aware than ever. And just in time.

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    • stella says:

      I see a LOT of Republicans on Facebook who don’t see it.

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      • michellc says:

        I see some who say they do get it but then say they think Carly or Carson can be the candidate(s) to beat them.
        Then of course I also see some who still think you can keep on doing the same thing and get a different result.
        I do though see a lot of support for Trump as well.

        I don’t have much hope though for change though because I keep remembering in our Senate race how many people interviewed said they wanted Lankford because he had been in the House and knew how Washington worked.
        Those people I don’t think will ever get it or even be open to listening to what it is.

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        • stella says:

          Some people either refuse, or don’t want, to see that the corruption is so thick in Washington. They think their candidate is honest and not influenced by lobbyists. If only that was true.

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          • michellc says:

            That imho is why we’re in the situation we’re in.
            Then we have so many who in some way benefit from the government and they don’t want to lose their money or pork.
            Besides the fact that fewer people follow God’s Word.

            Not all the people, but enough of the people are at fault for what Washington has become and for the lack of morals in our country.

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            • Monroe says:

              It’s time that the church’s stand on their faith and not on their tax exempt status.

              At the end of the day it is about power and money…..not race, religion, gender or any other grouping

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          • Fighting granny says:

            The trade bill proves that those “honest” people we elected can be bought. Open secrets.org reported that lobbyists put so much money into those particular bills, that everyone who voted for them received over $100,000.00 each for their campaign coffers. Stuff like this has to stop or we will continue on the path to Hell. Always follow the money! Any question you have will be answered there.

            As for George Will and Fox News. Stop watching them! George is trying to act like an elitist, but you have to have something to be “elite” about. Remember he is the one who had a small dinner party for Obama after he was elected, to get in some brownie points! Obama is still laughing at that lame attempt to befriend him!

            Fox News is mad because Trump has insulted all the phonies there. Kraut hammer threw the first punch calling him a rodeo clown. Fox laughed. Then when Trump threw a barb at him, Fox was appalled that someone would dare insult the great Krauthammer. The “F” in Fox stands for “fake”.

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        • Dixie says:

          Guess they don’t realize that “knowing how Washington works” means more money in their pockets for more crony capitalism. The only thing they really learn from being in Washington is how to become ingratiated with the lobbyists and how to feather their own nests.

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    • Daniel says:

      I wouldn’t say “just in time.” I would say “because of the times.” We’ve had corrupt control over government for a very long time. But as long as people are generally happy, no one cares. But the greed and demand on corrupt government to take away more to give to their friends, family and business associates at our expense to the point that not just our economy but the world’s economy is on the brink.

      The only think “just in time” about it is that people are now becoming afraid of the globalist thing where it is becoming increasingly clear of what they intend to do. Socialism/communism isn’t a thing that can work as long as there is some form of capitalism in the world. (And there always will be)

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    • amjean says:

      The blacks and Hispanics are starting to take a good look at Trump.
      Support for Trump is also coming from democrats.

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      • Monroe says:

        The Blue Dog Dem’s won’t go for a socialist. They are capitalists like the Repubs but are pro-choice.

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      • sharonknapik says:

        A LOT of PUMA types seem to be on the Trump Train, at least from the hillaryis44 blog site. The admin there is almost as good as Sundance, in outlining what goes on behind the scenes. However, she does so from the perspective of having insights on the Dems and in particular, the nasty convention in 2008 where delegates were taken from Clinton and delivered to Barky. Worse, there was an excellent doco regarding polling irregularities. BO had a LOT of money to get ‘enforcers’ to the polls. It was very sad. One account actually had me shedding tears. The lady had marched for civil rights, but since she wasn’t a BO supporter, the New Black Panther types literally kept her out of the polling place.

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  5. pdxlady says:

    I have a question, due to this article I read tonight at D.C. Whispers:

    Chris Christie Said To Be “Seriously Considering” Dropping Out Of Race By End Of August…

    http://dcwhispers.com/chris-christie-said-to-be-seriously-considering-dropping-out-of-race-by-end-of-august/

    Will they keep him in to fulfill his intended purpose, or do they have enough other ‘splitters’ that they don’t need him, and will let him drop out?

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    • doodahdaze says:

      Who knows these Republicans are nut jobs. Maybe he ate too much at the meeting. Maybe they need to get someone else in because Bush is such a loser. They are so KuKu it could be anything.

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    • sundance says:

      IMHO, Christie (former RGA Chair) was always part of the plan, but never intended as a “splitter”. Christie’s job was to be the bad cop in a good cop/bad cop routine.

      Christie is effective as an attack dog, not an advocate per se’. I always felt Christie was in place to kick-start open support of Bush after New Hampshire around the SC primary time frame.

      Looking at how it was lining up I thought – Maybe right before the SC primary, Christie drops out and throwns support to Jeb thereafter.

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    • jetstream says:

      Christie’s Sleeper Scandal: A whistleblower prosecutor claims Gov protected criminal pals

      http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/07/christies_sleeper_scandal_a_whistleblower_prosecut.html

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    • sharonknapik says:

      I saw that… besides not having much $, if a second candidate is funded by a SuperPAC like Perry, I figure at some point, the public is going to wise up to the deal.

      Krispy Kreme has been far too cozy with certain demo’s in order to secure support, but his work on 9/11 prosecutions means a lot to him and he is Pro-America in a squishier way. Trump is a friend. Christie isn’t stupid. Would he really want to be in the position of attacking a friend, who he appears to respect, in order to placate the UniParty bosses? Seems a very difficult assignment and one to be avoided. Even if he’s successful and truth be told, he’s probably the most capable one with the best chances, he will be hated forever and he knows it.

      Unless there is a sufficient amount of silver to secure a Judas commitment. We live in interesting times.

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  6. doodahdaze says:

    The Republicans can change rule 40 (the 8 state rule) at their whim just prior to the convention. They could change it to 16 states or whatever they want. This whole primary crapola is disgusting. Why don’t they stop it and just have an old style convention to nominate Jebito instead of this convoluted mess? I love the way Trump is disrupting the screenplay and scheme. Also the Huckster….why he quit his show on FOX to do this? Must be a big payoff someplace. Same with Rubio and Walker. Anyway in order to get nominated a candidate will have to sell out down the line. Trump is making it fun to watch for a change.

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    • Judgy says:

      It might be even more fun if Trump knows about, or could be made aware of this whole scheme, and could expose it to the public. Even though he’d be mocked for it being a silly “conspiracy theory”, he’s being mocked on a daily basis ANYWAY, and it’d be great to imagine the GOPe feeling even a LITTLE fear of exposure. Realistically, I realize the typical American citizen has the attention span of a gnat, but I can dream, can’t I?

      It’s funny to me that Hannity seems to actually like & be supportive of Trump. What’s up with that–good cop, bad cop ploy, or is it possible that Sean won’t be bought?

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    • yankeeintx says:

      I don’t think anything can be changed until the convention.

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    • Obomination says:

      Why don’t they stop it and just have an old style convention to nominate Jebito instead of this convoluted mess?

      For the same reason Obama won’t outright tell you he hates America. The sheeple don’t require much, but there has to be something they can base their rationalizations on.

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  7. keebler AC says:

    Do these pawns know they are being played and propped in their respective PACs by the establishment for Jeb or do they believe they have a crack at the bat? Lol @ Jeb not making his cut on the deal. What a failure. Establishment was counting on his namesake and complete malleability.

    Scott Walker tried to stop his losses once by stealing school newspapers hot off the press. George Will his new method of attack is not going to work. .

    If the next debate is fair, Trump the second time around is going to stomp on every candidate. Uhm, including Carly Empty-Gasket and My-Friend-Megyn Fiorina.

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  8. 1hear2learn says:

    I totally buy into Sundance’s eGOP plan as that is the only thing that makes sense to have so many candidates, I’m just left wondering if all these candidates are knowingly complicit with the plan, or whether the puppet masters are stroking their egos, enticing them to run
    and they believe they truly have a shot to win? In the end it doesn’t really matter, except I’m just wondering if they’re all rotten to the core, or just fools. Trump 2016!

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    • 1hear2learn says:

      The main reason I’m curious about whether they’re complicit or fools is that this could sway whether the bottom dwellers drop out sooner rather than later, not wanting to embarrass themselves for months on end while being hammered in the polls. Could it also be that some of them are also waking up to how they’re being used – either coming to the realization on their own as their support isn’t panning out as they anticipated, or perhaps by coming across CTH and Sundance’s brilliant exposure of the plan? I’d love to see some of the puppets reveal the plan (in anger) when they drop out if in fact they were simply duped! 😉

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    • doodahdaze says:

      They are all rotten to the core.

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      • Would you make an exception for Dr. Carson?

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        • doodahdaze says:

          Rotten yes he is excused….fool? He is probably a political and economic fool IMO. Most doctors are.

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          • Jett Black says:

            Agreed. Naif. Babe in the woods, with limited political and general real-world experience.

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            • Fighting granny says:

              Not really. He is much smarter and more worldly than any other candidate. He has more individual donors than any other candidate by far. He can stay above the fray, taking votes from Huckabee in the north. Will make a great cabinet member as he would bring a great amount of intellect in how to analyze a problem.. People respect his demeanor and his warmth. His personal philanthropy rivals Trump. Both give quietly, which is a remarkable attribute.

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    • They are being paid by Reince Priebus with PAC money.

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    • gulfbreeze says:

      My take on politicians (and many high-level leaders) is those roles are populated in large part by power-hungry, egotistical narcissists. Not that it’s always a bad thing, just look to the military or business for examples of effective leaders with those traits. It’s simply a job requirement to stick yourself out there day after day. I don’t think you can lump all of the ’16 GOP candidates into one group as to their core motivations for running, or whether they know or care about being used by the RNC/CoC…as you said, in the end it doesn’t matter, not even to them. Some truly believe they can win, and some just want to be part of the conversation and/or influence the dialog (and enjoy the tax-free lifestyle in the limelight which gives them a platform and free advertising to sell themselves for post-political employment). In short, I believe few, if any, see any downside in running (whether they win, lose early, or lose late). To me all that matters is whether or not a candidate is a true believer with core values I believe in, and doesn’t change for expediency.

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  9. holly100 says:

    Trump is bringing people – all kinds of people – together, in contrast to the GOPe “split and conquer” strategy.

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  10. labrat says:

    Sorry – I don’t know how you post pictures so they show up in the thread. Any tips?

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  11. Stinky-Inky says:

    Trump does not contemplate failure. He holds a vision of himself as President in his mind, and does not consider an alternative. As an “Advancing Man,” he attracts other to him naturally, because all of nature seeks more life. He is a living, breathing, example of Life Seeking More Expression and as such is inherently attractive to others. The secret of Trump’s success in this campaign, and probably his business, can be discovered in this book from 1910: The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. I love this book and recommend everyone read it with an open mind. You can find a free, online version here: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Science_of_Getting_Rich

    The Impression of Increase
    “The desire for increase is inherent in all nature; it is the fundamental impulse of the universe. All human activities are based on the desire for increase; people are seeking more food, more clothes, better shelter, more luxury, more beauty, more knowledge, more pleasure– increase in something, more life.

    Every living thing is under this necessity for continuous advancement; where increase of life ceases, dissolution and death set in at once.

    Convey the impression of advancement with everything you do, so that all people shall receive the impression that you are an Advancing Man, and that you advance all who deal with you.”

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  12. Redline says:

    Your forgetting Mitt Romney though. If you’ve ever played sports and seen someone doing something without heart. It doesn’t ends well. Jeb Bush doesn’t have the heart, passion, and desire to be President. He’s going to drop out after a few debates. He’s not alpha, he’s an advisor and policy wonk. Mitt Romney joins the race like it was rumored he’d do but was forced to not even get in. Romney is the only one with the gall to stand up to Trump in a debate, and in interviews. But you may also want to keep an eye on Al Gore joining the Democrats and winning…..it all.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Pshaw! Dude, Mitt Romney is SO Yesterday!

      IF he couldn’t stand up to The Oh?, How the H3LL do you think he would stand up to Trump? REALLY?!

      Romney is So Scared of Trump he won’t even invite him to events! :)
      I believe the phrase they use is he will SUCK the Air Out of the Room.

      Well, when people are falling asleep at your same, old, tired messaging, what do you expect?

      I say, “Embrace The Suck!” :)

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      • You’re right. Romney doesn’t want to tarnish his image as a nice guy. Trump isn’t a “nice guy” and couldn’t care less.

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        • TwoLaine says:

          Right, and Celebrity Apprentice didn’t bring in MILLIONS for CHARITY either.

          Not to mention, a wealth of publicity for many businesses.

          I think you’ve been Grubered!

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          • keebler AC says:

            Right, I forgot about Celebrity Apprentice! The show financed the donations and this is one reason Trump wanted to switch to this format.

            Trump will probably encourage a lot of privately funded donations for projects. The private domain is much better at managing money and getting real services.There’ll probably be some registered charities approved of for corporate deductions (and I don’t mean Soros type “political philanthropy”. Those the wealthy can contribute to on their own without tax deductions.

            Private fund for free contraception (not the post contraception kind) would be awesome. It’s not expensive. It would help deal with rampant welfare and negligence in lower socio-economic class. Trump has to do something about welfare baby births and fraud too.

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            • sharonknapik says:

              I was thinking much the same, keebler AC. Rather like how JPMorgan loaned gold and took over as Sec of the Treasury. The guy was a b-tard in biz, but stepped up in a time of need. Part of the problem with any other candidate trying the same, is no one would believe that anything would be done successfully. It would be like putting $$ on the BBQ and setting it ablaze.

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              • keebler AC says:

                Wall Street not Main Street! Thank you, I googled and read up on it. Wow, to think America was at the mercy of bankers then too. Go Trump! May God be with you and guide you, surround you with the greatest minds, hearts and thinkers! Like……..Sundance! Our Mods (squad) and blog participants! Many, many, many, gazillions, to infinity and beyond!:)

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          • TwoLaine says:

            Celebrity Apprentice Winners & Their Winning Charity

            2007 – Piers Morgan – Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund – $754,300
            2008 – Joan Rivers – God’s Love We Deliver – $526,546
            2009 – Bret Michaels – American Diabetes Association – $640,000
            2011 – John Rich – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – $1,261,908
            2012 – Arsenio Hall – Magic Johnson Foundation – $522,100
            2013 – Trace Adkins – American Red Cross – $1,524,072
            2014 – Leeza Gibbons – Leeza’s Care Connection – $714,000

            7 Seasons – $5,942,926 – Grand Total Paid Out to the Winners Charity of Choice

            This figure includes only the Celebrity Apprentice.Season Winners.

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          • TwoLaine says:

            Total Earned For Charities in Celebrity Apprentice:

            2007 – $1,185,625
            2008 – $1,563,721
            2009 – $1,492,893
            2011 – $2,950,860
            2012 – $2,133,682
            2013 – $3,072,227
            2014 – $2,010,000

            7 Year Total – $14,409,008

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    • sharonknapik says:

      Your post, Redline, echoes what Trump said about Bush to Hannity a couple weeks ago and has repeated, in varying forms, several times since then. Whether it be about ‘tone’, ‘energy’, or enthusiasm. It also ties into his ‘I like winning and winners’ meme. He’s right. That is the real world, despite the years of pushing ‘participants also are winners’ crap.

      Besides not being strong on the right issues, Jeb doesn’t have a winner personality. Perhaps, in his FL races, he was the lesser of the evils. At this point, with an alternative to vote FOR, instead of AGAINST, it appears the public is ready to vote for someone and it looks to be Trump.

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  13. oldschool64 says:

    I find your picture of Cruz and Trump to be very telling Sundance. That block of votes is key.

    Cruz has always been my #1 choice. Trump is #2 with a bullet. I’ am beginning to believe however that if Cruz doesn’t win Iowa and/or South Carolina outright that he may well back out and throw his support to Trump before Super Tuesday. That probably makes Trump the favorite in Texas and very strong in the other southern states(Cruz has been working very hard there btw) voting on Super Tuesday. Maybe it’s a fantasy, but we might just have Yeb lying face down the evening of March 1st.

    I guess then my battle cry is: TRUMP/CRUZ 2016 (though I could live with Cruz as AG or on SCOTUS).

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  14. doodahdaze says:

    No RINO can ever win a public debate with Trump. Trump has the edge of being able to attack the establishment that the others are card carrying members of. They are put in to the position of defending the indefensible. All they can do is agree with him, make no comment, or go the way of Rick Perry.

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  15. yankeeintx says:

    I don’t understand how Trump can be considered as “never anticipated”. He has been a consideration since 1988.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-thinking-again-about-running-for-president/

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  16. manickernel says:

    If there is any one thing that all conservatives and many independents can agree on, I would say it is disdain for the media and progressive liberals. If I was polled today I would indicate Trump as my choice just because it is driving them nuts.

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  17. Jaxvillekid says:

    I see exactly what you are talking about Sundance and I’m all aboard. I am sick and tired of the do nothing gope and agree that this seems to be the way to kick them in the a**. I’m doing all I can to inform my circle of friends and family of what is going on as everyone I know respects my opinion. I am also telling all I know about this website and I personally will be donating to it once I clear all my bills. I can’t stress how much I appreciate everything that everybody involved does to get all this important information out. Thanks you!

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  18. TwoLaine says:

    Dear George,

    Failure to do Good is its Own Kind of Wrongdoing

    August 14, 2015 by Rita Dunaway

    http://www.missouriscorecard.org/failure-to-do-good-is-its-own-kind-of-wrongdoing/

    In closing, George, We The People Have Spoken! We want TRUTH, NOT LIES. From OUR CHOSEN REPRESENTATIVES and THE MEDIA. Take responsibility for what you have done, please.

    “Failure to do good is its own kind of wrongdoing.”

    Take a look in the mirror at that LONG LINE OF LOSERS YOU CHOSE FOR US! WHY would ANYONE EVER listen to YOU, AGAIN?

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  19. Dee says:

    Love this comment by Buchanan…

    Trump should tell the GOP, in the neocons’ favorite phrase, “All options are on the table.” And that includes the Samson Option.

    Trump should tell the GOP that if it disrespects him and his followers, then he is prepared to do as did the biblical hero Samson, when, blinded and mocked by the Philistines, he pushed the pillars apart and brought the temple down upon the heads of them all.

    The Republican establishment will understand that.

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/gop-elites-plot-to-purge-trump/#1YTej4GZtrSzAu0J.99

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  20. joshua says:

    sorry, I fatfingered the link……

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  21. Obomination says:

    many people just can’t accept how manipulated the entire system is.

    This is exactly right. It’s not that the truth is hidden, it’s that most don’t want to acknowledge it. Priebus has come right out and said it.

    “The candidates have availed themselves to the process. So no one forced candidates to come on stage and answer questions so when candidates availed themselves to the process and availed themselves to the press, they opened themselves up to the process. So you know what? It really doesn’t matter whether it’s fair or not.” — Reince Priebus

    It isn’t about fairness, it is their party and they will do as they please.

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    • doodahdaze says:

      You would cry too if Trump happened to you.

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    • The Fighting Man says:

      “Availed themselves TO the process”???? No, it would be “availed themselves OF the process,” WashReinceRepeat…”OF the process”! Where did this guy go to school? Priebus, hmm, sounds European, what, Swede, maybe? Perhaps, then, English is his third, fourth, or fifth language? Anyway, his “misunderestimating” [(R) by GWB] the meaning of words and his improper formation of clauses is IRRITATING and makes him sound stupid. Then there’s this gem, “opened themselves up to the process” GMAFB! What? The candidates cut themselves open and PROCESS just walked right in???? ROFLMBO.

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  22. doodahdaze says:

    Jebito Boosh foreign policy….he gets his advice from a team of youngsters in Miami….:) Amazing.
    http://www.wmtw.com/politics/iraq-war-questions-follow-jeb-bush-to-fair/34719720

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    • Jett Black says:

      Dear Lord! I read his response to those pretty basic questions and even more than before, I now question whether the guy has dainbramage😉 It’s also clear that he’s permanently tainted by the image MSM created of GWB, however unfair it may have been.
      I’m thinking of sending a “Please just stop. Drop out and quit embarrassing yourself, your family, your party, and the people of the USA.” email, since he’s inviting input–jeb@jeb.org.

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  23. Jersey Beach says:

    I know one thing is for sure, Trump better get down to NC and get things going on there.

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  24. joshua says:

    TRUMP taken to task about how to pay for the Southern Border Fence…he says Mexico will pay for it…and then O’Reilly calls that ridiculous…but O’Reilly is Not a Great Thinker….Trump says he is smarter than Mexican Govt, and that means he can look beyond “mexico pays with cash”.

    Others are SMARTER than OUR “leaders”

    Look what Hungary is doing…unemployed immigrants are BUILDING THEIR FENCES….imagine what 20 million illegal aliens could build overnight…as WORKERS, not as leeches.

    Officials in Hungary are taking affirmative action to discourage illegal migration into their nation: They are constructing re-enforced border fences using unemployed workers.

    Hungary has drafted hundreds of unemployed workers to help speed up work on the country’s controversial 108-mile barrier anti-immigration fence that will run along the border with Serbia.

    Almost 500 people on job seeker’s allowance have been told to report for duty as labourers or face having their dole money stopped as Hungary races to complete the fence by the end of the month.

    Drawn from the ranks of unemployed in southern Hungary, the draftees, if they pass a medical declaring them fit, will work eight-hour shifts on the fence.

    Csongrad County government, the body organising the draft, said most of the workers will carry out menial tasks such as clearing vegetation and handling materials, although it added it was on the lookout for skilled workers to operate machinery.

    One unemployed man called up for service on the border fence told Delmagyarorszeg, a local paper, that he had been told he would get HUR 51,000 a month (about £116) and two meals a day for his labour, but added that if he refused the job he risked losing his monthly jobseekers’ allowance of £52.

    The government has announced plans to phase out unemployment assistance completely by 2018.

    Imagine the outcry were our government to round-up illegal aliens and impress them to build a massive security fence on our border with Mexico.

    Again, two birds; one stone: We would circumvent the pretense that a massive security fence is too expensive while removing illegal aliens.

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  25. Warlord of Mars says:

    I think you’re giving Cruz too much credibility as an independent actor here. Don’t forget that Mr. & Mrs. Cruz worked for W Bush in Texas and in the White House. Mrs. Cruz provides a connection to both the CFR and Goldman Sachs.

    You have to figure Cruz was there, at first, to sabotage the Paul campaign. The Pauls’ “Liberty” operation endorsed Cruz in the Texas Senate primary in 2012 and probably put him over the top. Rand Paul thought he had Cruz’ support for 2016 locked up. But then in 2014 you saw Cruz start to undermine, first off when Cruz put on his fake Obamacare non-filibuster a week after Paul’s drone filibuster. That made Paul look less heroic. And then we get to earlier this year when Cruz rushed out a Presidential campaign announcement a week before Paul’s long-scheduled, and long-anticipated announcement. This Cruz gambit cut Paul’s support in half before the campaign even started. (Most of Cruz’ support came from the Tea Party wing which would have otherwise supported Paul.) Pretty good for a guy from Canada who isn’t even eligible to legally hold the office.

    So Cruz, and some other circumstances, have been very successful in undermining the Paul campaign, which is now flailing around and continuing to slip.

    With Paul’s campaign dying, Cruz’ next assignment from Team Bush is to now cozy up to Trump, just as Cruz cozied up to Paul from 2011-2013. They haven’t yet figured out how Cruz can sabotage Trump. They’re still working on it. But the cozier and closer you are with someone, the easier it is to stab them in the back when it’s time. Keep watching.

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  26. davidfarrar says:

    So how does this work? Let’s take Florida as an example: Trump 24% JEB 21% Carson 12% Rubio 9% Cruz 9% etcetera. Nobody gets 50% plus one. So what happens next?

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