Post South Carolina Results – “The Looming Inferno”…

trump smile 3Be of good cheer and enjoy the removal of one-half of the globalists 2016 objectives; indeed a difficult Rubicon has been successfully traversed.  However, do not be naïve in thinking one significant battle means the war has been won.

The bloodiest battle still lays ahead.

♦ Jeb Bush has been forced out of the race.  It cannot be overstated how significant this victory is in the grand scheme of things.  The foundational block, upon which the entire road-map was built, has been removed.  However, the GOPe engineers will now shift attention to a scorched earth campaign to benefit their retention of power.

We would all be wise to remember in 2014 Chris McDaniels actually defeated Thad Cochran in the first GOP Mississippi primary.  It was only after their initial defeat the GOPe decided to destroy anything that stood in their way – again, the retention of power was the ultimate motivator.

We can now expect those same DC influences, including the entire camp that supported Jeb Bush, the old guard, to work diligently (albeit under darkened cover) to assist Hillary Clinton, and destroy anything that would interrupt their grip on power.

Yes, the GOPe would rather lose to Hillary and retain their place at the trough than to see entry into their cloistered club by the Vulgarian Donald Trump.

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That inevitable and predictable result was/is part of the original problem.

The full weight of the GOPe apparatus, Wall Street, the U.S. CoC, K-Street and the affiliated professional political class will now work hand-in-hand with the Democrats and left-wing media to destroy that which threatens them; namely Donald J Trump.  Attacks in all forms are only going to get worse from here on out.

Trump refusing to thank the Bush Clan upon exit was simply recognition of his awareness of what’s to come.  Trump, and the close circle around him, are well aware of what happens next….. They simply have to be.

♦ “Ceilings” – There will be much media obfuscation around Trump having ceilings, or limits to his appeal.  These necessarily promoted memes and narratives will have to be pushed to provide distraction and gaslight those voters with common sense.

In reality election results are ceilings themselves, and while they may proclaim Trump has a 35% +/- ceiling, the reality is yesterday Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz had ceilings around the 22% range.  Election results are ceilings.  Ceilings move along with the thinning out of campaign contestants.

FACT – As long as Trump’s “Ceiling” is higher than his competition he will continue to win, and there’s nothing on the visible horizon to indicate he will lose.  Talk of “ceilings” is merely obfuscation and denial of reality.

♦ John Kasich – Remember, Kasich will not even be competitive in most of the upcoming races.  Nor is Kasich on all of the upcoming state’s ballots.  So why does he stay in?  He is a loyal soldier for the Old Guard.  He still has a role to play, an agenda to deliver and promises to keep.

defeated♦ Ted Cruz – Ted’s loss yesterday (as described here), showcases what we have outlined for a long time.  Team Cruz does not carry a pathway to a successful nomination. Period.  If Cruz cannot win a single county in 75% evangelical voter friendly South Carolina, where exactly can he win?

SEC primary states or not, Ted Cruz’s last and only firewall before an embarrassing, albeit lucrative, exit is Texas.  If Cruz doesn’t win Texas, he’s done.  But he needs to keep talking like it’s possible in order for the supporters to hit the donation buttons on the increasingly urgent and desperate emails.

Team Cruz talking points will center around beating Trump by a.) confronting Trump directly, or, b)  taking down Marco Rubio.  Except Cruz faces a reality problem.  Taking support from Rubio only benefits Trump, not Cruz.

♦ Marco Rubio – We have continually referenced readers to weigh only polling that is not agenda driven polling.  Meaning polling results which are not driven by insiders in the professional political game.  You can see from last night’s results the NBC/WSJ poll was insufferably wrong (derived from a PR firm).  So too was the Fox Poll, and almost all of the 48 hour polls prior to the actual voting in South Carolina.

However, in the non-agenda polling, done by actual political scientists without a financial stake in the outcome, you see a key point repeating over the past several months.  If you take down Marco Rubio, Donald Trump’s numbers increase but not Ted Cruz.

The Southern Political Poll is a great representative example – SEE HERE.

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Horse race #1 = first choice, Horse race #2 = second choice.

Only Donald Trump holds more than 50% when combining first and second preference in objective polling stats (again, agenda polls are useless for this analysis).

It is conversely true that Rubio would benefit from a Trump downfall or exit.  However, it is also true that any benefit therein to Cruz would be minimal.  Cruz’s base voters are the purest of ideological voters, as a consequence moderates do not traverse easily into that camp – even if their favorite issues are represented within it.

As we previously shared, in a three man race with Trump, Rubio and Cruz a generally admitted outcome would be:

  • Trump 45-50%  (America-First Populists, blue collar and Reagan Dems, Blue dogs)
  • Rubio 25-30% (Mainstream republicans, white collar, moderate GOPe)
  • Cruz 20-25%  (Right-Wing, Staunch Faith-Value voters, Evangelicals)

We have not had an “America-First” (center-right) candidate for a long time.  That is the new paradigm everyone is struggling to define.  And when you combine that broad-based coalition it takes all the positional oxygen from the GOPe and far right.

America-first immigration policies; strong border security; Pro U.S. worker trade-policies; Main Street (not Wall Street) American worker interests; Local education (not common core); Strong national defense, but common sense non-intervention.  All policies dominated by Donald J Trump.

One of the historic truisms in the past several election cycles is the “Cruz Coalition”, as currently assembled, is the first to stay home when their candidate doesn’t win.  The socially-minded voter will never vote for a populist fiscal conservative/socially moderate candidate.  Cruz voters, and their advocates, are emotionally driven by social issues. Hence they yell a lot (See Mark Levin) and only respond well to others who are inside their echo-chamber.

Consequently neither Rubio nor Trump will try to gain/court Cruz voters.  Why should they; the narrow-minded group will never vote for them, if they vote at all.

This ‘non-voting’ truism is why the GOPe ignore the Cruz-like factions completely; because rarely will the GOPe be influenced by them.  When Cruz-Clan get angry and don’t get their way they don’t vote.

The modern way to deal with that faction is to make them angry, and they leave.  (Example: Questioning eligibility sets them off easily and they lose control. They might even invite another sketchy character, Glenn Beck, to help showcase their entrenched ideological moonbattery.) See how easy that is?  More exposure to the crazy = less votes in crazy camp.

Both Trump and Rubio will most likely ignore Cruz, as neither stands to benefit much.

However, Rubio will be forced to confront Trump if he is to have any chance of winning anywhere…… AND that’s where Rubio benefits from Team Bush.  Rubio will not have to attack Trump, because the GOPe Old Guard is about to do that dirty work for him.

Lastly, when encountering either Cruz sycophants, or big government GOPe Rubiobots the best thing to do is ask a simple question:

….”OK, let’s presume the race is a simple three-way contest, what state is YOUR GUY going to win”?….

Absent of scorched-earth intervention, Donald Trump is well positioned to run the table.  However, he’s also entering the eye-wall of the hurricane; for the next ten days he needs to withstand the fury.

Fix Bayonets !

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Just a Reminder, this is an insurgency. – The modern enemy of Wall Street is Main Street vulgarians. The enemy of the RNC/GOPe is not Democrats, it’s Grassroots Conservatives, more vulgarians.

The Republican Party, and the Republican media apparatus, view us as their enemy. We are the enemy they need to protect themselves from:

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.

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. (Article July 2015)

GOP-versus-Tea-PartyNow, ask yourself, why would the RNC want to “stymie a movement candidate“? Who exactly does that benefit? Obviously, the “non-movement” candidate, ie “the turtle“.

Isn’t the entire reason for campaigning in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina etc. to make a movement/momentum?

In addition Rule #40 changed in 2014 from previously five needed state wins, to a newer threshold of eight (8):

Officially, it’s Rule 40 in the RNC handbook and it states that any candidate for president “shall demonstrate the support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight (8) or more states” before their name is presented for nomination at the national convention. (article March 2014)

Again, ask yourself who does this benefit? A candidate can win seven states outright, and still not have their name presented for nomination?

These rules were made/affirmed in 2014 – Who or what exactly was the GOP concerned about blocking in 2016 that would necessitate such rules? When combined with other rule changes you can clearly identify a consolidation of power within the RNC apparatus intentionally constructed to stop the candidate of the GRASSROOTS from achieving victory.

It’s all part of their GOPe Roadmap.

♦ Reference and Resources – (links to internal MSM references are contained within prior outlines): RNC Rule Changes RNC Rule Battles

  1. Following The Money
  2. The GOPe Roadmap
  3. ♦ The Roles of The Players – “The Splitters
  4. ♦ How each candidate is aligned in the Roadmap
  5. ♦ Arrow #1 Trump Hits The Super-PACs – The GOPe Achilles Heel
  6. ♦ Arrow #2 Trump Hits Bush – Inside The Wall Street Fortress
  7. ♦ Arrow #3 Trump Cuts Off Rubio/Bush switch – The GOPe Switch
  8. ♦ The Rick Perry Tripwire Exposed – DC Super-Pac
  9. ♦ Jeb Bush Super-Pac Will immediately spend $10 Million
  10. ♦ Proving there is only one political party in Washington DC
  11. ♦ Why Support Trump – Part One (The GOPe Ruse)
  12. ♦ Why Support Trump – Part Two (Stop being played)
  13. ♦ Why Support Trump – Part Three (Intellectual Details)
  14. ♦ How To Defeat the GOPe Road Map
  15. ♦ Current Polling Exposes – the Ohio, Florida, Texas, Virginia, New York Splitters
  16. ♦ Florida Polling Exposes – Donald Trump defeating Jeb’s Florida Strategy
  17. ♦ Rush Limbaugh Discusses/AffirmsThe “splitter strategy”
  18. ♦ The Biden Paradox – Trump Winning Means Clinton Must Be Removed
  19. ♦ Salem Media Communications (GOPe Media Arm) Launches Attack
  20. ♦ Open Letter To GOPe – The Conservative Frustration
  21. ♦ Why The GOPe Will Never Stop Attacking Donald Trump
  22. ♦ Trump indicates he is well aware of the GOP Mississippi Trickery 2014


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1,074 Responses to Post South Carolina Results – “The Looming Inferno”…

  1. THE MAD RUSSIAN says:

    Thank you South Carolina.
    A beautiful state full of wonderful people.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Joe's Dad says:

    Well-done Sundance. Thank you for what you do

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kinthenorthwest says:

    OK guys what do we really now about Rubio…Seems that Rubio is really squeaky clean and not much has come out on him.
    Yesterday someone passed on this article, but there hasn’t really been much more except that Rubio lives way beyond his means. As a Senator, Rubio has played with the good boys…Interesting that we don’t know really that much on him.

    Bombshell Report: Marco Rubio’s Gay Arrest Scandal Could END HIS CAMPAIGN!



    • truthandjustice says:

      Preview of what Trump has in mind for Rubio if needed — forewarned as with Rubio —
      “not sure if Rubio is eligible to run for President”! LOL (no, he isn’t)

      Liked by 1 person

      • kinthenorthwest says:

        I truly believe that Cruz is INELIGIBLE. H3LL a few years back Cruz even said that if Obama had been born in Kenya Obama would be ineligible, even though Obama’s mother was American(can’t be due to time Obama’s mother was in America as an adult, cause turns out Cruz’s mother spend very little time in America as an adult.)

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    • singtune says:

      Rubio is NOT Constitutionally Eligible~! Cruz is NOT either. I agree with Sundance~~the Establishment WILL Back the Democrat Candidate~!! They are GLOBALIST’S~!

      I also understand both Rubio & Cruz have a LOT of Unfavorable Information out there, Not just what you just indicated. If needed, Trump, I believe, will use it~~but may not have to. I have strong reason to believe that Trump does have access to the Negative information. {Both Roger Stone & Larry Nickols & others will see that he has it.}

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        For Cruz I have pages on him, with a few pages supplied by Sundance.
        For some reason its pretty much Rubio’s personal debt issues, ?? youth gay issues, Pro amnesty and his siding with Obama way too often.


    • Ask Mitt Romney about how squeaky clean Rubio is.

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    • Nathanlee says:

      If he lives way beyond his means that tells me he isn’t a conservative and it tells me he will be open to back doors deals against the people’s interests in order to support his life style.

      Liked by 1 person

      • kinthenorthwest says:

        I hear that there is a ton of evidence out there about Rubio is way over his head in personal debt. There are also rumors or proof that Rubio has been using his Senate money for personal use.


        • jello333 says:

          And THAT is the kind of thing (among others) Trump needs to hit Rubio on. The whole “foam parties” gay thing though… I hope he doesn’t personally go there. I mean if some of his supporters want to joke around about it, fine… but no reason Donald himself needs to mess with it when there’s plenty of other serious stuff to hit Rubio over the head with.


  4. Joe's Dad says:


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  5. Here are 2 links that break down the delegate count in each state:


    2) 2016 Republican Primary Polls – See who’s ahead in each state (needs to be updated, contains older polls, but still useful for reference)

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  6. the3lemons says:

    Excellent Sundance!!! The establishment is a scary group,only the truth will overcome their grip on power.. I’m so grateful I found this site and a few others because the truth is hard to find. Keep it up and sincerest of gratitude to you Sundance!!!

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  7. DaveNY says:

    Poll on who drops out first bubble boy or ted ooze

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  8. lovely says:

    Newt Gingrich;

    What people need to get a grip on in the Washington establishment is that their job is to understand Trump, his job isn’t to understand them.

    Most succinct synopsis of the election.


    “This is a man who is learning every 24 hours. That is what people don’t get.”

    It doesn’t matter a whole lot what any of the other candidates do at this point almost anything they do can only hurt them, they are all near their plateau.

    It doesn’t even matter what the Bush family and their minions do, Trump has effectively neutralized much of the establishment power, particularly Bush power with the American voter. When the votes are neutralized the power brokers are neutralized. Jeb knew he should get out a long time ago. It was obvious that he was embarrassed to be forced to stay in the race as long as he has. I’m of the belief that Jeb walked out on that stage and his family found out at the same time as his volunteers that he was walking away.

    At some point even the emperor realized that he had no clothes, the GOP is much like the emperor in my opinion. The GOP/RNC puppets will continue their charade with their dour heads held high but the pursestrings are going to get very tight.

    Trump as Gingrich said is learning every day. He has learned at an extraordinary rate because Trump has an extraordinary ability to learn. First Trump did not even mention Jeb in his victory speech. Second when Trump did mention Jeb the next day Trump was very conciliatory about Jeb’s withdrawal from the race. Trump is an accomplished negotiator. There can’t be anyone who thinks Trump respects candidate Jeb or the way Jeb ran his campaign, that said, Trump’s analysis of Jeb was Good guy. Not his time.” In other words Trump will not further humiliate Jeb as long as the Bush family treats Don fairly .

    Keep in mind that Jeb said some really bizarre things during the campaign, things that point to a certain instability, at least twice Jeb mentioned the need for therapy. It was said jokingly but it was a window into Jeb’s psyche. Perhaps Barbara Bush had very real and valid reasons for saying that she did not want Jeb to seek the presidency.

    Eric Trump and George Bush have become friends? Hmmm….

    With Trump always listen to what isn’t said as much as what is said. Trump makes implications.

    The election is Trump’s to lose or the GOP’s to steal.

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  9. truthandjustice says:

    From BB – The Fall of the House of Bush

    That plummeting sound you hear is the fall of the House of Bush. Unfortunately for the family, it is not falling silently into the woods and there are plenty of people to hear it and witness it and, in time, kick over the dead embers of Bushism.

    With Jeb Bush’s dismal loss in South Carolina comes the end of the Bush dynasty, which given the rise of President George HW Bush in 1980 (and even before with Senator Prescott Bush) as Ronald Reagan’s running mate, and later two presidencies, it lasted well over 30 years. Only the Adams’s, the Roosevelts, and the Kennedys could make the same claim as goes political dynasties.

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  10. DaveNY says:

    Newt’s post Pro Trump SC breakdown.

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    • Newt is a smart guy and a grrreat speaker. He’s interesting to listen to which is part of being a great speaker. How funny he put the previous panel to almost ridicule. I can only imagine what they were saying. Newt’s analogy of the football team and super bowl brilliant and sobering.


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  12. Paco Loco says:

    Newt was good up until the last bit about Rubio and Cruz. Trump will win Nevada and then do another ridiculous debate and then sweep the SEC on Super Tuesday. As Newt advised, at that point he becomes the embodiment of President Trump by fait accompli and the GOPe and the media will have to finally accept that he’s the winner. The general election will be an all out war and I don’t think Hillary has the stamina or staying power to beat Trump. We all have to get out and help Trump get elected.

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  13. RINOKiller says:

    RINObio thinks Democrats fear him.


  14. El Torito says:

    That was a great read Sundance. Thank you for everything. It’s a great privilege to be allowed to occupy a branch.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. NHVoter says:

    What do y’all make of this?


  16. nightcaster says:

    Is there a site that shows, by state, who is not the primary ballot?

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  17. “The GOP’s Three-Headed Monster – As long as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are both in the race, neither of them is going to beat Donald Trump.”
    By Jim Newell Feb 21, 2016″

    “Modern Republican electoral history also has a small sample size, though, and there’s still a scenario in which Trump goes down: if he’s faced with a one-on-one contest against either Sen. Marco Rubio or Sen. Ted Cruz. The problem for the anti-Trump majority is how to get from that three-candidate race, which South Carolina’s results reinforced is the true dynamic of the contest, to a two-person race.”

    “The results of the South Carolina primary helped the Republican Party winnow the field, effectively, to a three-candidate race. But there’s a long way to go for the GOP to get to two. Donald Trump retains an edge until that happens.”

    “If the Cruz–Rubio collective action problem doesn’t get resolved, Trump will benefit and his prize will be much more than a couple of early primaries. He’ll either win the nomination or head into a convention fight with the delegate lead. In the latter case, wresting the nomination from the delegate leader wouldn’t be a pretty sight.”


  18. ellison says:

    Absent of scorched-earth intervention, Donald Trump is well positioned to run the table. However, he’s also entering the eye-wall of the hurricane; for the next ten days he needs to withstand the fury.

    The tall, shadowed man has summoned the black hunter hounds. We must keep walking, but our greatest test is yet to come.

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  19. David Harvey says:

    I heard a disturbing radio talk show a few days ago where the guest is an RNC Convention Committeeman from Mississippi who’s been on that committee for 15 years. He says that few people including the media understand that convention rules are adopted just prior to the national convention each 4 years and then remain in force until the next convention. Hence the 2012 convention rules are in play until the start of the 2016 convention. At that point, they can change the rules regarding delegates, proportional vs winner take all states, etc. he said they are not bound by state RNC rules. So essentially regardless o fhow well Trump does, they could alter the rules to meet their own wicked designs. My only hoe is that if DT has a majority of delegates they won’t be able to pull that BS.


  20. Derigitable says:

    Sundance, you’re a genius. Regarding ceilings, right on cue, here’s Karl Rove talking about ceilings:


  21. jameswlee2014 says:

    I don’t care what kind of nonsense the GOPe might try to pull, it won’t be studly enough. Trump is a tougher guy, he’s used to dealing with tougher guys. These guys are starting to look like eunuchs.


  22. rotaylor2012 says:

    this is what we in mis’sippi lived thru in MISSISSIPPI2014….

    if i knew how to post pictures here, there are several more of interest that could be shared….

    thanks~~keep up the good work!




  23. urbanpatriot says:

    I agree sundance! It’s not over until the fat lady sings! Let’s keep trying our hardest out there to help Trump win 2016!


  24. burtreynoldstoupee says:

    Excellent article, but I have a problem with it at the end. “Consequently neither Rubio nor Trump will try to gain/court Cruz voters. Why should they; the narrow-minded group will never vote for them, if they vote at all. This ‘non-voting’ truism is why the GOPe ignore the Cruz-like factions completely; because rarely will the GOPe be influenced by them. When Cruz-Clan get angry and don’t get their way they don’t vote.” They can ignore them, but it will be at great peril.

    This strategy of ignoring evangelicals is the fatal mistake the establishment makes over and and over again, and why it has lost 4 of the last 6 presidential elections. Reagan understood this. Jeb’s candidacy was doomed from the start when he kicked off his campaign by proclaiming he could win without the voters mentioned above. Many of those same “narrow-minded groups” stayed home when Romney ran. To think that you can ignore a faction that large and powerful (when motivated) is a tremendous blind spot. Homosexuals make up only 1% of the population, yet the Democrats court their votes like gold. Evangelicals make up as much as 27% of the voters and they are often treated with disdain and like second class citizens. That’s part of the anger Trump has tapped into. As many as 17 million of them stayed home in 2012 and Romney last by only a few million votes.

    The Republican party needs to get smarter when courting its voters and follow through on their promises to win future elections.


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