Tripwire Crossed – Rick Perry Exits Race, Who’s Next? – Media Continues Baiting Candidates…

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has suspended his presidential bid:

rick perry

It is impossible not to notice a coordinated GOPe strategy even amid the predictable exit of GOPe splitter Rick Perry from the race.  Perry’s primary value was essentially most noteworthy in South Carolina and his home state of Texas.

As soon as the overall race took shape, and Texas polling was released, and the lack of Perry support evident, it became obvious Team Jeb would have to rely on the natural affinity of Texans to support Ted Cruz in order to blunt the previously unpredicted (and profoundly un-mapped) Trump threat.

The announcement by Team Jindal on Wednesday for an early morning press conference on Thursday, portended indications that Governor Bobby Jindal was going to attack Donald Trump.  He did.

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However, Jindal’s approach was/is so over-the-top he essentially disqualified his own worthiness as an Alinsky provocateur in the urgent GOPe endeavor.  The road-map would suggest that either Bobby Jindal or Lindsey Graham will be the most likely to drop out next.

Rick Perry’s EXIT SPEECH was fraught with advancing the anti-Trump narrative.  Perry spoke about the value of illegal aliens and the need to be tolerant while decrying the approach of Donald Trump.   The inherent messaging of both Jindal and Perry coordinated to sell an ongoing, albeit increasingly urgent, meme – Trump must be stopped.

The GOPe party and media angle continues to be pushing Ben Carson as the best hope to crack the Trump Coalition, while using Carly Fiorina to use the sexism angle.  Toward that effort the day continues:

Meanwhile on the other side of the Wall Street coin….

…..Things are playing out just as designed !

Biden and Hillary

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198 Responses to Tripwire Crossed – Rick Perry Exits Race, Who’s Next? – Media Continues Baiting Candidates…

  1. Sentient says:

    He bought those glasses for nothing.

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  2. Sentient says:

    Trump just needs one or two good lines at the next debate. I’d suggest this one: “Jeb would make a fantastic president … of Mexico.”

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  3. Sentient says:

    Or this: “Jeb has the same position on the border wall as Jorge Ramos. They both say it won’t work – and worry that it will.”

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  4. EJ says:

    With Trump dominating – the splinter plan will only fail. The GOP needs to now consolidate its effort to get a real Trump alternative going. At that point Carson and Cruz can potentially splinter Trump’s. Cruz is too smart and would probably drop and endorse Trump. So what do they do? Even if they can get all the splinters out – they have no real establishment guy to battle Trump. Remember when Rubio was everyone ‘s #2?

    How would numbers look in a Trump/Carson/rubio/cruz battle? Or trump carson rubio? Or Trump Carson? or trump Rubio? If they stand any chance – they need to get to this point quick and drop some serious coin. But Jeb! is finito!

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  5. dizzymissl says:

    MARK LEVIN HITS BACK AT THE GANG EFFORT TO TEAR DOWN TRUMP AND PUSH HIM OUT

    Read more: http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-hits-back-at-the-gang-effort-to-tear-down-trump-and-push-him-out/#ixzz3lTXIwiHt

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    • 1hear2learn says:

      Thank you Mark Levin! Thank you for putting putting those sounds bites together and sharing with your audience. You don’t have to like Trump to see that they are all piling on hard, and totally doing exactly what they accuse Trump of doing, although he only does once attacked. Total hypocrites they are for doing what they denounce Trump for doing, and not calling out these other yahoos when they are even more “vulgar” with not only their language, but their actions as well.

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      • Judgy says:

        It’s cute that some folks on CNN have made a point of repeatedly referring to Trump as a “Bully” (today it was mellow sweetheart Marc Lamont Hill), when what is CNN, really, other than the ultimate SNARKIEST, supposedly “adult” version of High School?

        They really cannot see themselves, can they? Neither can the GOPe.

        Amazing that we’ve gotten to a point where actually “Listening to What the PEOPLE Want” is considered “Revolutionary”, or a form of “Strategy”.

        Yay, Mark Levin! Yay, Trump!!

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      • lorac says:

        Hypocrites, plus they’re also idiots who think WE are idiots. It’s no secret that the people (plenty on the dem side, too – more than half of them saw their candidate being cheated, and even more than that now can see what an anti-American fraud Obama is) are tired of politics as usual, yet the politicians go on thinking they can manipulate us, even as we’re screaming “cut the crap!”

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    • Eskyman says:

      That was great, Mark Levin “Gets It” in a big way!

      While there perusing the comments, I found something Wayne Allyn Root has written, also extremely good, a must-read:

      https://jdgroover.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/the-donald-and-obama/

      Here’s a taste:

      Now, he’s doing something no Republican has the chutzpah to do. He’s questioning our relationship with Mexico; questioning why the border is wide open; questioning why no wall has been built across the border; questioning if allowing millions of illegal aliens into America is in our best interests; questioning why so many illegal aliens commit violent crimes yet are not deported; and questioning why our trade deals with Mexico, Russia and China are so bad.

      Trump has the audacity to ask out loud why American workers always get the short end of the stick. Good question.
      I’m certain Trump will question what happened to the almost billion dollars given in a rigged no-bid contract to college friends of Michelle Obama at foreign companies to build the defective Obamacare website. By the way, that tab is now up to $5 billion.

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      • Trust No One says:

        This is an article that could be printed and used to back up reason for voting for Trump.
        It is an amazing run down of just how corrupt and desperate the uniparty and their cohorts are to keep DT out of WH.
        I have to admit I was getting a little squishy on DT (was still going to vote for him just not as thrilled to do so) but this has put the steel into my spine.
        I live in one of the MOST liberal counties in CA and America and have never worked on a campaign before; I hope he opens a campaign office here because I’m volunteering. Of course, I’m assuming he’ll make it to the General. lol

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      • lorac says:

        ….. and I hope that Trump will raise the question of why the political elite (who haven’t done what they promised when they were trying to get elected) are trying to take Trump out, subverting the will of the people! I think he really should verbalize how “odd” it is that the “leaders” think their choice for a candidate has more import than what the people think.

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    • tnwahm says:

      I was listening to this live and was so happy to hear it. Levin is a Reagan conservative who gets Trump ~and us~.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Excellent work Levin! He keeps saying 12 candidates against 1. I can understand he may haven’t taken out Cruz, but that still leaves 15 against 1.

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    • I’ve been listening to Fox radio attempts to tear Trump down, but they keep letting callers come on and talk. It sounds like about 2 to 1 in favor on Trump after a huge hit against Trump is issued, either by the host (Kilmeade) or by one of his “Friends.”
      This is going to be very tough for the GOPe, but I still think we need to chime in when and where we can. It takes more than one brilliant candidate to win a nomination!

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  6. ZurichMike says:

    Jindal, then Patacki, then Miss Lindsey.

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  7. Ace says:

    Their not so subtle cat calling suggests to me that they already know they’re doomed. “You loser, you jerk”?? How is that going to help them?

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  8. kim says:

    Love that picture at the end. He looks kind of spooky.

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  9. cmsfl says:

    Greta just said John McAfee is now in the race.

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  10. Here is my two cents worth guess; they will back Carson all the way.

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    • boutis says:

      He was on Greta. My wife had the sound turned off. Carson looked bored, dismissive and entirely too comfortable. I think they have told him he is it now and the money and media is lining up. He really is arrogant in a bored way. I think Walker could knock him off with illegal immigration and second amendment in the debate.

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      • Sentient says:

        Walker could have grabbed the lead and retained it if he’d been out in front with “build the wall” in the spring. The Kochs and Chamber of Commerce stomped on that idea, though, and it’s waaaayyyy too late for Walker to make “build the wall” a pillar of his campaign now. Putting the wall on the northern border wouldn’t help either. People understand that “enforce the border” without “build a wall” means doing the same thing we’ve been doing since Simpson-Mazzoli… Nothing. “Build the wall” was an issue hanging there for any one them (except Jeb) to grab. They all knew it and they all declined, so Trump seized the opportunity.

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      • cmsfl says:

        He is Doctor, they are all dismissive/arrogant.

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        • Les says:

          He seems like a very nice man, but he speaks too slowly and doesn’t really say much of anything. He has cooled his conservatism since he started picking up support. He should be a full Dem by Christmas.

          Plus, he has one of the questionable religions the rest of us don’t really know much about. I don’t think they are going to find any skeletons in his closet, but I do wonder about the SDA thing. A lot of people think SDA is Mormon.

          On the good side, his wife seems nice. They call her the Anti-Michelle.

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          • Terry in GA says:

            The “SDA thing” is not a problem, other than the fact that few Christians actually know what the church believes. They are evangelicals, a denomination that originally split from the Baptists. There are few differences than beliefs of Baptists, but SDA believe totally in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, but tend to follow more strictly in the areas of nutrition (your body is the temple in which the Spirit of the Lord dwells). They are mostly vegetarian and/or health conscious in their food choices. Most don’t drink caffeine or alcohol, and strive to eat in “good for you” ways to keep their body wholly acceptable to God.

            They worship the Sabbath Day (Saturday) which begins on Friday evening at sundown and runs thru sundown on Saturday. They prepare meals for the Sabbath ahead of sundown on Friday for their meals, choosing to rest and worship the Sabbath to keep it Holy. They don’t make purchases on the Sabbath, gas for car, food, etc. However, as with the medical profession, Dr. Carson’s work as a neurosurgeon is not one that can eliminate work on Saturdays. So it would also not preclude him from acting in the critical interests of the nation as president, though he would probably choose to rest and worship as much as possible in observance.

            There are other small differences but nothing that is not biblical. While it may be stricter adherence to the interpretation of the bible, it is not founded outside God’s biblical word. My ex was SDA and my daughter is SDA by choice. We were raised Baptists, so I did my homework because my daughter wanted to attend SDA boarding school in high school (like going away to college) and I wanted to be sure it was a true Christian Faith, which it absolutely is. Anyone who suggests it is a cult, or something other than bible-believing Christian Evangelical Faith should study the teachings.

            As an aside, there are some stronger differences in SDA beliefs where the Catholic Church is concerned, such as having to go through a priest to get to forgiveness, praying to Mary instead of God in Jesus’ Name, and things like that. Since it was the Catholic Church who broke away from worshipping on the Sabbath and changed to Sunday, that causes more of a rift only in the sense that nothing was wrong with the seventh (Sabbath) day and the Catholics chose to change the day of worship to the first day (Sunday).

            Now, I can wholeheartedly vouch for the sincerity and love in the SDA church.

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            • Les says:

              Thank you. That was enlightening.

              I think maybe some have the “cultish” impression of SDA because it is a “new” religion or maybe because of the link to David Koresh/Branch Davidians. I’m sure evangelistic folks are more used to the prophesy component.

              Can you explain more about the Gift of Prophecy in regards to SDA? I’m not sure if I am comfortable with that notion and if a church prophesy might affect how Dr. Carson makes decisions for the country.

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            • I didn’t know Carson was Seventh Day Adventist. Saying it is much like Baptist isn’t much of a plus. Most cultist start out as Baptist. I was a Baptist for years (a deacon in fact) and know they are prime targets for cult attacts. They don’t often know their Bible well. SDA is borderline cult, not as bad as Mormonism but close. Carson will like Romney have problems getting strong support from Evangelicals. He will get endorsements from some leaders like Franklin Graham but that is far from strong supports at the polls. Evangelicals in the end are just as likely to support Trump. He isn’t a Christian but he isn’t antagonistic toward us like a lot of fake Christians are (Carter, Obama, Jeb Bush, etc..)

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        • kpm58 says:

          Carson was not just a Doctor. Carson was a Surgeon.

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          • Minnie Pearl says:

            And not just a surgeon. Carson was a great surgeon and a Medal of Freedom recipient with his own movie. Ben Carson is an inspirational figure in a league of his own, but that doesn’t make him the best choice for president. What I especially hate about the political silly season is the pointless smearing of opponents; this process doesn’t bring out the best in people. I’ve always referred to it as a circular firing squad. By the end of the process, we end up with a severely damaged nominee who can’t compete with, God forbid, a clown like Biden. There are just a few that haven’t yet joined in the pile-on. Mark Levin named them today: Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum. I’d add Scott Walker, although Trump got ticked at one of his fundraiser’s criticisms that he probably should have ignored.

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            • gainny says:

              Carson seems to be of negligent disposition as a surgeon; see the Guardian article I linked to in the previous post, about malpractice suits brought against him. In one case, he operated on a woman, unsuccessfully, three times before finally going back and reading her most recent MRI. He then said he shouldn’t have operated on her. Too late!

              This may be why Trump said he was an “okay” doctor.

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    • dizzymissl says:

      I’m wondering if this will hurt at all:

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  11. dizzymissl says:

    Donald Trump says immigrant deportations done in two years

    http://on.wsj.com/1NtTqfL via @WSJPolitics

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  12. John Galt says:

    I think GOPe would have a better chance if they ran Mickey Mouse.

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  13. sundance says:

    Bias is often subtle. The motives of the GOPe however, are generally not.

    Remember what we were previously discussing about this specific week in the lead-up to the debate, and exactly what would be evident in the anxiety of the various financial interests of the GOPe?

    Often what is NOT evident, is as much an environmental reflection – as what IS present. You just need to notice the subtleties:

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  14. TwoLaine says:

    BUSTED!

    EXCLUSIVE: NEVADA ELECTION OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING HILLARY CAMPAIGN
    by PATRICK HOWLEY
    11 Sep 2015

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/11/exclusive-nevada-election-officials-investigating-hillary-campaign/

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  15. Meyer says:

    Interesting . . . . Quinnipiac University poll released today, 9/11.
    Of Iowa likely Republican participants:
    Donald Trump w/ 27%
    Ben Carson w/ 21%
    Ted Cruz w/ 9%

    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/iowa/release-detail?ReleaseID=2278

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  16. Rondo says:

    Can’t wait for the rebuttal. Jonah picked on the wrong guy.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/423901/donald-trump-conservatives-war

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    • John Galt says:

      He rebuts himself with his ridiculous assertion: “The case against the GOP establishment is not the case for Trump” So he’s voting for Bernie ?

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    • karnakelli says:

      Oo-ooh! Makin’ the popcorn, gettin’ out the comfy chair … 🙂

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    • Just me says:

      Hahaha, poor Jonah.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      That was a waste of time. BORING. The only thing I liked was that he repeated a lot of the Q & A’s Sundance posed, so people elsewhere might see them. That might bring other people over, but obviously he’s not budging.

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    • Eskyman says:

      Wow, NRO is taking a hammering in the comments! And yup, I’m savoring the wait until Sundance’s response. Oh yessss! 😀

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    • JAS says:

      From the article:
      “One of the most popular rejoinders comes from the Conservative Treehouse…..”

      Then below that:
      “…..This strikes me as projection and deflection and nothing more. The whole thing is a non sequitur masquerading as a rejoinder…..”

      re·join·der: 1. a reply, especially a sharp or witty one

      non se·qui·tur: 1. a conclusion or statement that does not logically follow from the previous argument or statement.

      Now, who is really doing the non sequitur dance? Further, by his own admission it was a “most popular” response, which proves Sundance’s case that what he is trying to destroy is the “most popular” sentiment.

      Point, set, match!

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  17. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Laugh and have fun; if you must;
    but remember, In this election’s
    political hits, Trump is the target.
    The media will allow free hits for all.

    Trump needs only one thing to win.

    Voter support, yes, voter support.

    Your votes are all Trump needs to
    be sitting in the Oval Office in 2017.

    The game is starting to get serious.

    Be certain you are able to participate
    in the Primary, as well as, the National.

    Trump is a class act. He takes hits; but
    remains a gentleman, as he goes forward.

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  18. doodahdaze says:

    Jindal reminds me of Corporal Klinger.

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    • Ziiggii says:

      Oh you should not have said that! Dang now all I see is

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      • TwoLaine says:

        Funny! CN&N had a pic of Linda similar to that on tonight. Except her bonnet tied under the chin. She was more little house on the prairie. I had it on Mute and by the time I got sound back on, it was gone. They keep recycling the teary eye Uncle Joe over, and over, and over all day. You know, “raw emotion”. The Carly crap, over, and over, and over. They bring on full panels to discuss all of this b.s. like they are judge and jury, and it has any bearing to anyone other than them. It’s nauseating.

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      • 2x4x8 says:

        ……. Jonah Goldberg

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  19. Sundance, do you feel that by Christmas all the spinters will have to drop out, except Carly for aesthetics (and a favor to Megyn Kelly). That by Christmas Bush will have to chucked the roadmap as not working and too expensive and thus be force campaign directly with Trump, Carson, and Cruz (Walker, and Paul will drop out to by themselves) and take his chances and rely on his war chest to carry him over. I feel all the splitters will drop out bad mouthing Trump all the way to so sour the electorate that Trump may peck at only in the 30s percent. Remember the GOPe is more concern with keep control of the party than winning the Election.

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    • Just me says:

      I am wondering if they will retread Romney.

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      • No Bush is the GOPe candidate. In the end they are not afraid of Carson. He is the Herman Cain of 2015. He wrapped himself also with the cross of Christ and then all the bimbos were brought out. I’m a Christian and would love to see a true Christian in office, but most of us have things to be ashamed of (that is why we need a savior). Most unbelievers don’t care about their shortcomings, but throw a Christian’s out for the world to see and we often back down. Take my waring, there is a plan to force out Carson.

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    • sundance says:

      To the first question, no I don’t think the splitters will drop out. This is very unpredictable ground. Christmas is too far out. This is no structured exit strategy.

      If Trump does well, or survives the debate, one would have to think Biden will be in the race by the following weekend…. That “tripwire” will indicate the Wall Street/GOPe machine think it’s most likely Trump will defeat them and need to start preparing…

      Jindal and/or Graham will probably drop out. Jeb will stay in with the GOP continuing to work to remove Trump through promotion of Carson and Fiorina. If that doesn’t work, then the landscape will shift prior to Thanksgiving.

      One thing is certain. The GOPe will not let up on the destruction of Trump. Even after Trump wins the nomination, the GOPe will work diligently to destroy him like they did to Chris McDaniels in Mississippi. They’d rather have Biden than face Trump.

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      • Ziiggii says:

        ADD: Jebito did not make the roadmap, it was made for him. Bush holds no sway in how the plan is implemented or altered. Biden is will be the real tripwire to see the plans altered. CoC/Wall St will have given up on the GOPe side and could care less about it’s candidate in the general.

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    • Sentient says:

      Sundance called it, what – two weeks ago? – Trump v Biden in 2016. I just didn’t understand until 5 minutes ago that the establishment money men would abandon the entire GOP slate of presidential candidates in favor of Biden as early as October, 2015. Jonah Goldberg better sharpen his quill. Unless he sees the light, a year from now, he’ll be singing the praises of Biden as the “true conservative” over Trump. By the way, Jonah, if you’re reading this (and I know you are), read the comments on your latest NRO rebuttal to Sundance. Select “most liked”. They’re quite good.

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  20. TwoLaine says:

    Uh Oh! The Salty Girls done been watchin’ CN & N again…. 😉

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  21. agryphon says:

    When I saw the headline on FOX, I said to myself ‘Sundance will call this a tripwire crossed.’

    Then I clicked over here and voila!

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  22. dizzymissl says:

    Does anyone know the best link to give someone who wants to learn what is going on with this fixed election?

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  23. clash108 says:

    So who is Rick Perry going to endorse with his 0%? :0

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  24. sundance says:

    ….”After hearing the news of Perry’s withdrawal, Barbour spoke with the super-PAC team, which has been taking on more and more duties for Perry’s campaign since the official campaign ran out of money several weeks ago.

    [Henry] Barbour and his super-PAC colleagues now face the unusual task of having a pile of money that they can’t spend on their candidate.

    “We got to figure out what to do with all the money,” Barbour said.

    Barbour says he believes the pro-Perry super-PACs still have somewhere in the neighborhood of $12 million to $13 million.

    “I don’t know what we can do with it,” he said, “we’ll need to speak with our lawyers.”

    “If the donors want it back, obviously that’s what we will do,” he added”…

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/253461-key-super-pac-figure-blindsided-by-perry-dropping-out

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  25. SPQR_US@yahoo.com says:

    I doubt Cruz will get far in Texas against Trump…

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  26. TwoLaine says:

    Are we having a Watch Party for TRUMP on Colbert tonite?

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    • Tom22ndState says:

      Donald Trump will appear on the tonight show with Jimmy Fallon tonight on nbc. I’ll record and watch as not to suffer Fallon’s schick.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        Yeah, I just realized I listed the wrong late night boob.

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        • Ziiggii says:

          Fallon loves Trump… I think he might give Trump some softballs for the 20-30 somethings.

          (not holding my breath though)

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          • TwoLaine says:

            Here’s the write-up for his appearances on Fallon & Colbert. Over the two, they vote that Colbert might be the tough guy, but definitely not Fallon.

            http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-will-be-guest-late-show-stephen-colbert-371029

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            • cmsfl says:

              It is blocked, Can you copy and paste?

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            • TwoLaine says:

              “Stephen Colbert, your prayers have been answered.

              After several failed attempts, the Late Show has finally booked an appearance by Donald Trump. The Republican presidential front-runner will stop by the Ed Sullivan Theater on September 22, the same night as Obama’s energy secretary, Ernest Moniz. Let’s hope they can keep it civil.

              Colbert initially wanted Trump as a guest for Tuesday night’s premiere, but Trump declined, opting to appear on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon instead. The Late Show invitation was then extended to Hillary Clinton, who also declined in favor of the Tonight Show. Trump will sit down with Fallon on September 11, while Clinton will appear on September 16.

              As we pointed out in our review of Colbert’s Late Show debut, it’s possible that Trump and Clinton held reservations about opening themselves up to mockery from Colbert, who of course made a career out of lampooning politicians on The Colbert Report. Fallon, on the other hand, is seen as a harmless interviewer who would never think to shine anything but a glowing light on his guests—a Tonight Show appearance is a fail-safe move for anyone concerned about their public image.

              The presidential candidate who did appear on Colbert’s first Late Show was Jeb Bush. To the surprise of many, Colbert opted to lob nothing but softball questions at the Florida governor. Together, Colbert and Bush even mocked Trump’s hair in a bit that was ultimately cut from the CBS broadcast. Colbert’s first Late Show telecast drew a healthy 6.6 million viewers, despite the absence of Trump, a self-proclaimed “ratings machine.”

              It’s possible that Trump was simply waiting to see how Jeb fared before agreeing to appear on the Late Show himself. But then again, did we ever believe Donald Trump was going to decline an invitation to appear on a national television broadcast? A showdown between Colbert and Trump was inevitable; it just took a few weeks longer to lock down than Colbert might have liked.”

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  27. tnwahm says:

    What I hate about all of this is that I really did like Perry and Jindal. I like Carson as well as a person. He has an incredible story. I have used him as an example multiple times when debating with individuals who think that those with dark skin tones can’t make it in America. I watched the movie “Gifted Hands” with my girls the other night. His comment quoting Proverbs the other night and saying “that’s a very big part of who I am. Humility, and fear of the Lord.” rubbed me the wrong big time. If you tout your own humility . . .

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    • IntoTheFray says:

      Mr. Carson, by all accounts, is a very nice guy and a gifted surgeon. That said, I have two issues with Mr. Carson: He’s a very nice guy and a surgeon.
      If Mr. Carson is elected, the Political Elite (PE), will eat him alive precisely because, he is a nice guy and a surgeon. Being a nice guy, he will not get down and dirty and politics is a down and dirty game which you will not change by electing a “nice guy”. The PE will lie, cheat and double deal him, like they have the electorate for all these years and make it look like his fault. The reason he won’t be able to stop this is because he is a nice guy and a surgeon, which translates to NO political or even financial experience. He will have to rely on what the PE tells him, and that won’t be in his or the electorates best interests.
      As a person, I like what I know of Mr. Carson, but as a political figure, he will be an abject failure. Put him in the House or Senate for a few years and we’ll see how he does, but electing him as POTUS right now will be a disaster for America.
      What’s needed now to change the political climate in DC is a Pit bull, not a nice guy. The
      GOPe /PE is afraid of a Pit bull, so they are attacking Trump, and who are they promoting right now? Yea, Ben Carson.
      No thanks.

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  28. Sentient says:

    Above I commented that Trump’s devious strategy is to side with the people (especially GOP voters) on issues where the establishment money men take the other side (and pay mere mortal politicians to shut up). So far it’s amnesty, the wall, carried interest, trade with China and …soon… Trans Pacific Partnership. I would like to hear Sundance’s opinion on the upcoming issues where Donald will take the ballsy approach of giving the people what they want (but aren’t allowed to have by their “betters”). A few come to my mind (not all of which are earth-changing):
    Refusing to admit large numbers of people from the Middle East – even so-called “refugees”.
    Ending fake billing by the medical industry (sending big fake invoices to patients and settling them for 30 cents on the dollar with insurance companies). Stopping drug companies from charging more for their products in the US than they charge elsewhere (which forces Americans to pay for R&D). Ending any/all unique tax credits to “Big Oil” (they should get the same write offs as any company, but no more). My guess is that 70%+ of voters would side with Trump on each of these issues. There are probably other issues. And whenever the neocons come up with another of their crazy ideas (like bombing Assad or fighting Russia) he could side with the 85% of American who say “h*ll no!”

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  29. Remnant says:

    Small error in the writing above. I believe Sundance meant to say that Jindal was going to attack Trump, not Bush, FWIW.

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  30. Sentient says:

    042 6eight 4425 Connecticut. Grandma stole it for him. I’d like the name of the person who did the cut-and-past job on his LFBC. Trump will unearth these things, but ssshhh, we can’t talk about that. That’s only for “crazies” (like me).

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  31. Curry Worsham says:

    Hey Isis, you wouldn’t happen to have any deleted State Department
    emails?

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  32. Carol says:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/09/the-republican-revolt/404365/

    Mark Levin read part of this today & linked it in Daily Recaps. By Frum, of all people, on why we hate GOPe!

    I’m sorry if someone has linked it & I didn’t read all comments!

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    • Ziiggii says:

      Thanks Carol, I listened today and heard Mark talking about this article and didn’t catch who it was….

      This sums up me since at least last fall

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  33. Carol says:

    Ziggii-
    iPad autocorrects spelling. You can read Mark Levin Show website & Daily Recaps. He usually links articles he’s read on air, including one by one at NRO that wrote Trump never uses the words Freedom or Liberty. It’s not worth linking, it’s more GOPe BS. I love Levin!
    You’re welcome.

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  34. Curry Worsham says:

    Tonight, Levin dubbed the pro deal senators, the “nine-tenners” – the date we gave them nukes – to be remembered every year along side 9/11.

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    • Carol says:

      I missed that ! I listened live online & have him on radio,now.
      Thank you.

      I turned TV on to NBC (? In how long I couldn’t tell you) to see Trump.
      I’m glad I read comments that he’d be on. I usually watch things only to entertain me on demand or TCM or some movies they have on demand. I’d rather watch or have same background noise on than any news network.

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  35. TwoLaine says:

    Morning Plum: Jeb Bush rehashes Mitt Romney’s arguments to defend tax cuts for rich
    By Greg Sargent September 11 at 9:34 AM

    “Time magazine reports that a new analysis from the Dem-aligned Center for American Progress calculates that Jeb Bush’s new tax plan would cut his own taxes by $773,000. This suggests that Democrats will try do to Jeb what they did to Mitt Romney: Cast him as a walking symbol, and personal beneficiary, of GOP priorities that seek to preserve or even exacerbate a tax code rigged for the rich and against the middle class.”

    Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/09/11/morning-plum-jeb-bush-rehashes-mitt-romneys-arguments-to-defend-tax-cuts-for-rich/

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  36. VegasGuy says:

    This might be a tad OT but IMO there will be backlash.

    Caught this tid-bit on MSNBC….Ben Carson drops several notches in my book. He visited Ferguson on Sept. 11 & said the following…..

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/ben-carson-emphasizes-respect-during-trip-ferguson-n426021

    {SNIP} In a visit to Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Michael Brown “had done bad things, but his body didn’t have to be disrespected” by being left in the street for hours and emphasized the need for respect between police and local communities.

    Disrespected…?? Carson clearly isn’t up on the facts of that matter. Sounds like O Bozo placating the masses. What an insensitive, as well as incorrect statement from a Presidential candidate.
    But, alas, it appears to be the same-same Black rhetoric…The old (very old…) Blacks being “disrespected….”

    Shame on someone who is supposedly “educated”. Pandering the “Vote for him” because he will protect “The Brothers…” & put and end to Blacks being “disrespected”?

    He then adds that #BlackLivesMatter should be changed to #AllBlackLivesMatter….Guess non-Black lives don’t matter in his realm? Are these his Social issues to heal the Nation? Sounds a little biased to me.

    Wonder if Carson might have “mis-spoken” on this issue? Really appears to have opened him up for some serious backlash, IMO.

    I’d be interested to see how far the Media “walks” this dog.

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    • Les says:

      They will ignore it.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      He’s sounding a lot like O’Malley & Shrillary to me. Are we sure he isn’t a closet D? Has anyone asked for his Conservative credentials yet?

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    • judyw says:

      Carson seems to be making the “circuit”. He has more to say about Freddie Gray’s injury….sounds like more than he was qualified to say…..this was back in May before he announced….

      Renowned neurosurgeon and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, said that the injury suffered by 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died on April 19 after being gravely injured while in the custody of Baltimore police officers “would be almost impossible to acquire…by simply rolling around in a van.”

      Carson, who served as head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore before retiring in 2013, said however that it is quite unlikely that Gray’s injury was self-inflicted.

      “The type of injury incurred by Mr. Freddie Gray at the base of the cervical spine with significant damage to the spinal cord requires a great deal of direct pressure to that area. It would be almost impossible to acquire such an injury by simply rolling around in a van, regardless of how violently,” said Carson in a post to his Facebook page. “Therefore, there is a high likelihood that direct trauma occurred.”

      While noting that the majority of law enforcement personnel he knows are “decent and caring” Carson called on those responsible for Gray’s injury to come forward and admit whatever role they played.

      “Let us hope that whoever inflicted said trauma did not intend to yield such an outcome. It is undoubtedly true that this entire situation would be easier on everyone if admission of whatever guilt exists and a full description of what occurred is presented to the necessary authorities,” said Carson.

      Carson also commended the urgency Mosby’s office placed on Gray’s case which has sparked massive protests and riots in Baltimore City.

      “I was happy to see that the prosecutor came out sooner rather than later with a statement about a tragic incident surrounded by significant clouds of suspicion. It is unlikely that people who feel wronged by the system were merely going to forget about this if they felt it was being swept under the rug. Now it will be up to everyone to peacefully let the legal and judicial process work, and today is a great start per the prosecutor’s actions,” said Carson.

      http://www.christianpost.com/news/freddie-grays-injury-almost-impossible-to-acquire-by-simply-rolling-around-in-a-van-says-neurosurgeon-ben-carson-138563/

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  37. The Question is can the GOPe force Trump out with all this negative campaigning by the other candidates. I really don’t feel Trump’s percentages will drop much. Much of his support is outside normal Republican areas, meaning he is getting support from areas no Republican ever gets support. He will not drop below the high 20 percent. The only hope is can the GOPe shame him out. Trump has no shame so that will not do. With Trump at around 30% plus or minis 3% support nation wide and Bush support in the single digits the GOPe road-map is dead. Bush has to get his number back up by Christmas, at least close to 20% support nation wide and if he has to cannibalize the splitter candidate to do it he will. Carson is the Other-Trump candidate. He is the candidate typical Republicans can vote for who can’t yet stomach Trump. He is already taking all the support from all the other non-Trump candidates. He is going to peck at around 25% support nation wide by Christmas. Cruz and Carly will have about 10% each with 10% undecided. That is how the last 5 candidates will stand 1 month left going into the primaries (all the spitters and Paul and Walker are out by now). As I said before at that point Carson is the crash and burn candidate. Some bimbo will be brought out to shame him out. The question then is what will happen to his support. Will is go loyally to Bush as the GOPe hopes, or will it spit evenly between Bush, Cruz, and Carly, in that case it will be a 4 way horse race with Trump going into New Hampshire. Will Trump win in such a race. He will have to win every primary to hold off the GOPe control of the convention. As Sundance said, “this is very unpredictable ground”.

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    • Carol says:

      Carson is a brilliant surgeon but I’m missing something because I do not understand why any one person is seriously considering him.
      I have an email address that blocks 90% of conservative site emails that I’ve subscribed to. I have Gmail address set up for what Comcast blocks. They claim it’s mass mailings but they’re not truthful. GE, NBC, Comcast etc all together but they let me receive unsolicited mailings from Dr. Carson & I’ve never subscribed to any. One day this week, predictably it was through NRO.
      I have an old AOL email from when it was first available & never use it but my older brother uses AOL & I searched for something that should have made local news in another city in Massachusetts & found nothing. He typed name I was searching for in AOL search & exactly what I’d wasted hours looking for appeared.
      I checked AOL email last week & had several emails fron both Carson & Fiorina.

      I’ve had cable modem & no need for AOL since early 21st century. I’m curious where Carson is getting my email addresses-someone is giving to him & Carly.

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    • keebler AC says:

      It’s the GOPe and DNC who have no shame. Example, Perry and Jindal with 1% or nil support who have no support but go about trying to shame the silent majority no longer silent about establishment elitists who think they can rule without our representation.

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  38. lorac says:

    From Jindal: @realDonaldTrump Attacked him one day. Praised him today. Sounding like a typical politician. Rick is a better man than you’ll ever be.

    Rick Perry’s EXIT SPEECH was fraught with advancing the anti-Trump narrative.

    So….. I thought Trump got everyone to sign the pledge to support the nominee in order for him to sign as well….. so…… looks like Jindal and Perry will be “emulating” Trump by saying bad things NOW, but excitedly supporting him as the nominee ROFL

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      You know, Jindal is coming off worse and worse. Not witty, not relevant… and despised back in Louisiana, where his Lt. Gov says he’ll be ‘running as the incumbent’ as Jindal has been running for 8 years for President, per many complaints I’ve read.

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  39. Les says:

    We have to brace ourselves for hard times if/when Trump takes office. We owe a LOT of money. I want to pay off as much as we can while we are still alive so our kids and grandkids can feel America the way we felt it growing up.

    It’s going to be hard and I’ll grumble a bunch, but I’m willing. If the rest of my life means paying back what the idiot liberals spent on NOTHING, that’s what I intend to do. I will work more hours when Trump wins. That is my pledge to future generations. That is what I can personally do.

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  40. keebler AC says:

    Ben Carson is arrogance personified – making fun of how the wall is insurmountable to build. For him maybe he can’t see beyond a child’s Lego set. Did anyone tell him he could not divide conjoined twin brains?

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  41. TexasRanger says:

    Donald Trump Interview on “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” Sep-12-2015

    Video

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    • arkansasmimi says:

      “This video contains content from NBC Universal, who has blocked it on copyright grounds” … what comes up when click play …. thanks anyway

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  42. Juan says:

    Really getting tired of the media pumping up Carson. If he would get the nomination & be elected his term would be up by the time he finished his swearing in address. If YEB! is low energy, Ben is no energy.

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  43. judyw says:

    Interesting article…..I am sure there are more

    But he’s now risking this previously unassailable legacy in national politics, where reputations are broken as often as made. He’s making a series of sharp-edged statements that undermine his previously universal appeal, particularly in communities he once sought to set an example for. He has traded one kind of national stature for another one, hotter but also faster burning.

    Carson’s longtime friends and colleagues are concerned about how his turn to politics is affecting his legacy. In an email thread among Hopkins employees accidentally shared with BuzzFeed News, one former colleague recommend “speaking to [BuzzFeed News] without getting drawn into political discussion.”

    “I don’t even think he could win if he was running for mayor out here,” said one of his neighbors, who lives along the winding gravel road that leads to his palatial estate. “No one out here knows him. He tends to insulate himself.”

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/joelanderson/ben-carson-politics-legacy#.kypYzMX5WP

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  44. Backspin says:

    This picture of Creepy Joe Biden and suprised Hillary just BEGS for a caption this photo thread & meme. IE – Biden ” reaches out ” to hillary. Or ” Madame Secretary , you look like you’ve seen a
    ‘ Bengahzi ‘ Gohst . Humor IS a weapon , mock them.

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  45. cheekymeeky says:

    I think DT wants Rand out, lol.

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