Emotion, Polls and Politics….

Ignore the last two Fox News polls being pushed today – FLORIDA HERE and OHIO HERE – You’ll note the architect of both polls is “Shaw and Company Research”.

trump caravan florida

The “Shaw” in Shaw and Company is Daron Shaw, a former operative of the Rick Perry campaign and entrenched political PR consultant for the DC GOPe apparatus.  Both of these polls are “agenda polls”; the professional political apparatus are trying desperately to influence the election and create a media narrative.

It is doubtful the numbers on Trump, Rubio or Kasich are accurately represented in either data-set.   Yes, Donald Trump is doing very well against the severely collapsing campaign of Marco Rubio in Florida.  However, it is difficult to measure given current events.

Conversely, against the contrast of John Kasich’s poor results in Michigan last night, specifically in south Michigan bordering Ohio, there’s just as much data to refute the assumptions within the Ohio result which look extremely over-inflated.

As previously stated about 85% of all current polling is agenda polling; so it’s better to ignore them all.

Also, we are entering a phase of the election where campaigns, and their operatives, become increasingly desperate.  With each failing candidacy there are hundreds of paid political operatives who lose their jobs.  Add to that number the consultants, pollsters and various affiliates who end up with no further income, and people get increasingly more emotional.

In order to maintain a reasonable perspective, it is strongly advised that every effort be made to separate yourself from the emotional manifestations within the hour-by-hour political news cycle.  Focus on substance, not style. Look for facts, not suppositions.  Ignore the arm-flailing, pearl-clutching, and psychosis that accompanies a loss of emotional control.

It is only when you control your emotion that you are able to differentiate the psychological manipulation from the truth, especially with media stories.

Lastly, Marco Rubio is in a really tough spot.  From the current media cycle it appears almost everyone is aware he is no longer in this race to win the nomination.  He has been reduced to acting the role of a tool, a company man, a puppet to benefit the will of the professional political class.

rubio in Hialeah

Rubio held a rally today in a football stadium, in his own back yard, and only several dozen people showed up.  That’s bad, bad ju-ju considering the election.    But things are not what they seem.  We told you from day #1 that Rubio is the least vetted candidate in the race.  One of the aspects missed in the vetting is how his own community regards him.  It’s not good.

Rubio is known locally as a punk poser/wannabe, with a wife who acts like she’s all that and a bag-of-chips.  These are not two well liked people in Miami-Dade.    In addition, all of Rubio’s family nepotism chickens are coming home to roost.

There are more people, way more people, in Miami-Dade who would love to see him crash and burn, than would like to see him succeed.  His current status as a failing candidate is giving all of those people the ability to reflect their sentiments openly.

Rubio is NOT seen as a man of his community.  He is seen as a man who ignores his community, even his local community, because he’s trying to be better than they are.  Rubio is a man who has lost the support in his own cultural neighborhood because he walked away from his own cultural neighborhood.  They are NOT going to show up to the polls now to stop him from being embarrassed.

DO NOT be surprised to see him exit the race this weekend in a veiled attempt to save face before the shunning of his own community gains national recognition.  Rubio is in the “pride equation” now; hence last night he tries to walk back his childish antics and assume the role of humble warrior.

It’s too late.

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303 Responses to Emotion, Polls and Politics….

  1. I keep getting the feeling that Rubio is gonna endorse Donald Trump.
    I know, weird~!!!!!!!

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  2. kathyca says:

    Dang. I was SO looking forward to the public “vetting” of Marco Rubio. Can’t wait to see where he lands, tho. That should be interesting.

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  3. tz says:

    The Floridian poser and the Canadian hoser attempt to win over Trump.

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  4. Sentient says:

    Looks straightforward to me: Daron Shaw shows a big Trump lead in FL – where his lead is indisputable and shows it very tight in OH – where Trump’s lead is smaller. In other words, the GOPe isn’t even bothering to try to defeat Trump in FL anymore. They’re only fighting in OH. When Trump wins Florida by 20 and Ohio by 8, Shaw can say, “we were off in OH, but spot-on in FL” (to save face a little bit).

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    • sundance says:

      I disagree. You have to look at Public Relation polls for what they are. They are designed to create political narratives.

      First narrative is to make Trump appear to have larger support than the election result will deliver. That narrative is designed to motivate pro-Rubio supporters, and leads to “Trump underperformed”.

      The second narrative is to make Kasich seem stronger. That narrative keeps Kasich alive and if he loses, says “Trump barely performed”.

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      • Toronto Tonto says:

        I think they also rig the polls to look like you could merge the anti-Trump poll, a narrative that is pushed incessantly, and be within striking distance. It’s meant to make it look like, “Trump seems like he’s polling well, but the right candidate (Cruz, natch) could beat him if everyone dropped out. It makes Trump look like he’s got a healthy lead, which you’re right, he will underperform. But more importantly, it forces Rubio out.

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      • Raffaella says:

        Yes, I am almost more afraid of polls showing Trump’s numbers much stronger than reality bacause it can serve to suppresses turn-out. People think he is winning so big they don’t have to show up to vote.

        Also, Ohio poll is designed to move strategic antiTrump voters to Kasich. If they can show Kasich ahead of Trump in polls, then people might gravitate from Rubio and Cruz to Kasich in Ohio in order to beat Trump.

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        • B Church says:

          I wouldn’t worry so much about that anymore. Trump supporters are not going anywhere, and are turning out in record-setting droves just to vote for the man. I think people see this as more important than just simply voting – it’s almost as if we are lining up to sign the Constitution for the second time, and people won’t be left out of that. It’s more primal than just voting.

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        • mike says:

          Vote – use it or lose it to the NAU / NWO.

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        • NCPatrick says:

          People think he is winning so big they don’t have to show up to vote.”

          Thus the reason Trump campaign is urging whoever can do it, to vote early! I never really understood that psychology before, but now I do. Anything can happen to an individual on election day (turns out I will be in the hospital which I surely did not foresee) and the psy-ops they are pumping out by the million$ could make some voters waver.

          Best thing I ever did was vote for our next President on the first day of early voting in NC. And a neat little side benefit is when the pollster calls come in and I tell them I have already voted for Trump, they go away very fast.

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          • KillingEmSoftly says:

            I need to do that too….trying to figure out if I have to vote in my county or if any polling place will do for early voting

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            • NCPatrick says:

              According to NC (Wake Co) Board of Elections, any voter could vote at any designated poll location. There are far fewer locations than on the day of actual primary, so we chose a spot not too far from us but was not our “normal” location. Check out the Board of Elections in your county and there should be locations, times, etc you can use.

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      • WSB says:

        So, does any polling outfit show the truth?

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        • sandraopines says:

          So far the only one I trust is Morning Consult. High sample, low MOE and appears to be agenda free. At least I feel they have attempted to poll for the right reasons and with the least amount of science.

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        • sundance says:

          Most polling outfits do (not Patrick Murray at Monmouth), Quinnipiac, Rasmussen, Reuters, OANN, Morning Consult, SurveyMonkey, etc (PPP like Monmouth to a lesser extent).

          However, this latest batch (WSJ/NBC and Fox) are from political PR firms.

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      • winner take all….don’t matter if it’s one vote or a million

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      • tellthetruth2016 says:

        I agree SD…..I dont think he will get over being “shamed” by Trump, Its that creepy Cruz that worries me……..

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      • MB Miller says:

        Great article and analysis as usual, Sundance…..thank you. This poll looked like an outlier from the get go. The anti-Trump movement is desperate, and it shows.

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        • Papoose says:

          I agree with ‘creepy’ – he really is.

          His mom was born in Delaware so he’s a citizen at birth converting it to be a natural born citizen who needed to renounce his legitimate, foreign citizenship.

          Twisted. “My Mom was born in Delaware, therefore, I am eligible to preside over America and Command the U.S. Military.” Bunk.

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          • 1stgoblyn says:

            We need to get a definitive definition on what was meant by “Natural Born” in the Constitution before another election comes and goes. We have way too many “foreigners” who are married to a “citizen” who then have children who years from now would be eligible to be our Commander-in-Chief. Just b/c they have one parent who is a NBC, does not necessarily mean they do not hold “loyalties” to the other parent’s home country. Since Cruz has hidden his records (where is his CRBA?) we do not truly know if his mother retained her American citizenship. And Rubiot was born before his parents were BOTH naturalized; neither were a NBC. Why is there no outrage about this?

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            • cozette says:

              Trumps sister is a genius too, a judge and friend of Scalia. I’m sure Trump is getting good and motivated advice from her on how to take Ted down. Remember Ted has consistently smeared her during the campaign. I’m hoping Trump wants Ted to be the last man standing so he can then wipe him out with his sealed records and eligiility.

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            • BobbiD says:

              There was a video of Cruz in a white shirt around November’s debate where he said that ‘it takes two American born citizens’ to be Natural Born Citizen to run for POTUS or V.P….and I can no longer find it anywhere, if you could point me in the right direction, it would be appreciated…thank you all!!!

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    • MrE says:

      If the Republican presidential primary were held today, which one of the following candidates would you support? [IF ALREADY VOTED] Who did you vote for in the Republican primary? [IF NOT SURE, ASK: Well, if you had to decide today, which
      one would you choose?]
      Donald Trump: 43%
      Marco Rubio: 20%
      Ted Cruz: 16%
      John Kasich: 10%
      (Other): 5%
      (None of the above): 1%
      (Don’t know): 6%
      What do you think should happen to the illegal immigrants who are currently working in the United States — do you favor deporting as many as possible or do you favor setting up
      a system for them to become legal residents?

      Deport as many as possible: 33%
      Set up system to become legal: 56%
      Don’t know: 11%

      That’s straight from the Florida poll. 43% support Trump, but 56% want to give legal residency status to illegal immigrants? Highly unlikely – poor sampling at best.

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      • Sentient says:

        That 56% doesn’t surprise me at all and is consistent with many other polls in the past.

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        Florida, home to many, many illegals. Of course, 56% would say they want a “pathway to citizenship”. Try asking the people who work and pay taxes who happen to be true Americans.

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      • tony says:

        i say deport all but if in the end end its a system to become legal, they should be denied the right to vote for 25yrs like i heard someone say on the radio. also, all public assistance is cut off for a time as well.

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    • Eris says:

      Yes Mr. Trump has too many structural advantages in Florida that his opponents figured out too late. The state is his second home and he’s been a very good member of the community as oppose to Little Marco. Florida is of course home to lots of military people and New York expats.

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      • Tparty says:

        I know it’s a long way from NY to Florida but I don’t think it’s a different protectorate. How about we call’em New Yorkers? ; -)

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      • Arkindole says:

        I’m seeing a lot of the FL-NY think at CTH lately. It’s not that simple or easy.

        Florida is more complex than that, even though you are correct on demographics.

        South of Orlando there is an East and West FL. We actually don’t intermingle to any great extent. Lake-O, Clewiston, and Belle Glades seems to be a dividing point. Think of I-95 and I-75 and where those routes originate–that’s the demographic flow from the upper US origins that establish the enclaves down here.
        Then, you get to Broward and Dade counties that are viewed as another country by most who live north or west of them. It’s because of those two counties that the southwest people don’t trust the entire east side and generally avoid it.
        You would never find a native of Lakeland, or Sebring, or Lake Placid (central FL) talking kindly about the above two counties. The Daytona beach crowd is viewed by most as being as nutty as the Orlando pseudo elite posers.
        North of Orlando there are somewhat different East and West regions. Apopka is an approximate dividing line–on the map, left of the Orlando posers–they always have dominant baseball teams comprised of farm kids and other work folk-Americans. Think of Angela Corey representing the northeast and seaboard entitlement zones of FL, and the good ol boys/Boss Hogs representing northwest FL to the state seat and beyond.

        Diverse to say the least–very hard to categorize–generally unpredictable poll-wise.
        If anything is a preview of Balkanized America, FL is it.

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  5. Stringy theory says:

    We won’t miss you little marco. Go Trump!

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  6. i hope that the majority of those who comment here already know to ignore all these so called polls! AND, especially the “least favorable” nonsense… 😉

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    • redsequin4 says:

      I try to cut myself off from the MSM unless Donald Trump is on. During the last debate, I spent much of it watching Vikings. That’s a really good way to avoid getting too upset about what’s going on during the circus. I catch enough of it to get a feel for how things are going and check in on CTH or Drudge. I think that’s the only way to stay sane.

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      • i do the same for the most part. i check in here and drudge, talk to gomez cooley who recently signed up here and the best part is while out in the real world hearing a ton of people tell me trump if i ask them about politics. vikings, and black sails are two great escapes! 😉

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      • dumbplumber says:

        And don’t forget, the Vikings had their ways of taking care of backstabbing weasels. And it was permanent.

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        • redsequin4 says:

          Ha Ha

          My daughter had a DNA test done recently and we found out we go back to the Viking earls directly. So now I know why Vikings is my favorite show…LOL.

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      • cozette says:

        I go on to Breitbart to try to encourage Trump supporters to come here for safety. Breitbart seems pro Trump but it is a psy op site run by Cruz supporter and BB owner Mercer.

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        • redsequin4 says:

          BB does just enough not to upset Vulgarians but they have lots pro Cruz articles and many Cruzbots on the site. And then of course they have Shapiro who never misses an opportunity to bash DT.

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        • redsequin4 says:

          I take everything I read on BB with a side eye 🙂

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  7. National polls and head to head polls are pretty much irrelevant at this point. Trumpp’s voter base defies the modeling software. He is a new breed.

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    • lmg says:

      Trump’s support is very broad-based. Like he says, he wins with men, women, fat, thin, short, tall, highly educated, poorly educated… pretty much everyone the GOPe has p!ssed off over the last 30 years.

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      • Tparty says:

        ‘pretty much everyone the GOPe and the Democrap party has p!ssed off over the last 30 years.’

        Fixed it

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        • mike says:

          I’d say we’re po’d and f*&%$d for the last 50 years.

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          • Gail Combs says:

            Make that the last hundred years.

            U.S. Congressional Record February 9, 1917 — J.P. Morgan Interests Buy 25 of America’s Leading Newspapers and Insert Editors

            The Other Charles Lindbergh

            “…Charles A. Limbergh Sr., father of the famous aviator, was the fiercest opponent of the Federal Reserve Act. A nation that has been subverted and colonized by an international financial cartel is denied knowledge of its rightful heroes…
            Exhaustive study of banking led C.A. to believe there was a powerful conspiracy working to centralize financial control in the hands of a few, and he did his best to expose it.

            “The remedy for our social evils,” he said, “does not so much consist in changing the system of government as it does in increasing the general intelligence of the people so that they may know how to govern…. If they do not learn how to govern themselves intelligently, Socialism will be the result…. “the plain truth is that neither of these great parties, as at present led and manipulated by an ‘invisible government,’ is fit to manage the destinies of a great people, and this fact is well understood by all who have had the time and have used it to investigate.” — .Charles A. Limbergh Sr,

            Lindbergh found secret collusion between Southern and English bankers at the time of the Civil War, citing proofs in his 1913 book, “Banking and Currency and the Money Trust”.”

            The plates for this book and his 1917 book entitled “Why Is Your Country at War” were destroyed on orders from the US government. When his son, the famous aviator, tried to run for president, his grandson was kidnapped and killed.

            McFadden 1934 Remarks in Congress about the Federal Reserve
            Both Charles A. Limbergh Sr. and Congressman McFadden were fired upon. The third assasination attempt (poison) killed Congressman McFadden.

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      • the “big tent” the GOP claims it wants

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  8. Dick Albright says:

    By Eric Bradner, CNN
    Updated 8:41 PM ET, Wed March 9, 2016
    In Ohio, Trump holds 41% to Kasich’s 35%, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in third at 15% and Rubio in fourth with 7%.
    And in Florida, Trump holds 40% to Rubio’s 24%, with Cruz at 19% and Kasich at 5%.

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  9. John Hall says:

    Sometimes it’s not so much what these polls show as much as what they don’t. For example, did they poll Trump v. Clinton? Did it say what they don’t want or are they holding onto it to push the “Trump can’t beat Clinton” narrative.

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    • lmg says:

      Even those polls are meaningless right now. Ask a Cruz supporter about Trump vs. Hillary, and he may say “Hillary” out of spite because he’s so invested in loving Cruz and hating Trump. When Trump wins the nomination and the choice becomes real, the answers will be totally different.

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    • B Church says:

      The polls are almost all corrupt, and eight months out from the general election wouldn’t be worth the paper they’re written on, regardless. But there is an interesting statistical model that has correctly predicted all presidential race outcomes since 1912 (except for the historically close 1960 race), that says that Trump has something like a 97% chance of being elected if he is the Republican nominee.

      It’s a serious and successful study, done by a respected university political science professor. Google “Helmut Norpoth” and Stony Brook University to take a look at it.

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    • Sentient says:

      Are they clear that it’s Hillary Clinton, not Bill Clinton who’s running?

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  10. wheatietoo says:

    They’re trying to wear us down.
    They’re using every dirty trick and psyops device to wear us down and erode our resolve.

    We will not fall for it.
    We will never give up.
    We will remain defiant in the face of all they throw at us!

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    • WSB says:

      This is why Trump will win. Just watched the town hall that Hannity did for one hour with Trump. Seems to have been recorded prior to Trump’s rally in NC. I have never seen a crowd like this in my life. Could barely be contained, with a standing O at the end when Trump said we would have to indict Hillary. WOW! On Fire!

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      • wheatietoo says:

        I know! I watched that too, wasn’t it great.
        Loved it.

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      • Bull Durham says:

        He said “it’s the right thing to do.” They went wild!

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      • dumbplumber says:

        If Trump does NOT indict Hillary, he will be ruined.

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      • Ruffin says:

        BACK STORY:
        So glad to hear your report re the Trump turnout in Fayetteville. NC!!!
        Had to be in Raleigh all day yesterday,checked the Fayetteville Observer at 5:30 and Iread there were only 200-300 people waiting which was embarrassing because it sent the message Fayetteville/Southeastern NC, was not supporting Trump, they had pictures to back up their lie. This also served to negate the military support of the area.
        Watched the event online, a fantastic turnout, hated the BLM’s were out in full force, compliments of George Soros.
        Checked the paper this morning to read the coverage and was PO’d enough to write the person who trashed the event and instead focused on the BLM’s and how badly they were treated by security.
        The author, Myron Pitts is a card carrying black racist who is the water carrier for the liberal rag. You can depend on Myron to lie.
        I suggested he interview Diamond and Silk to get the real face of the movement -if he had the courage to write truthfully he would stop trashing those of us who want to MAGA instead of being in the corner of those who hate America and are working to destroy it.

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    • JJ says:

      No, they just refuse to see what is before them sporting those $150 rose colored glasses.
      America has been shown hope; a true hope not known for years.
      We are reborn in that hope for jobs, decent healthcare, being able to make ends meet by being taxed less, not having to forfeit privacy for safety, not worrying about being PC when we demand illegals pay their own way, learn English, or be deported, not losing sleep worrying about pensions, social security, and bank closures.

      I think America knows Trump is the last chance to save this great nation.
      That’s why they line up for his speeches, his rallies, and participate in sites like this–thanks for all the help I get here.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        We’re talking about the establishment elitists….so, no, they’re not wearing rose colored glasses.
        They see what is before them and they are desperately trying to stop it.

        They like the way things are.
        They want to keep us broke and on our knees.

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      • mike says:

        Not only should the returning illegals that are nontrivially accepted learn English but they should be tested on American civics and history for longer term residency.

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        • mossback says:

          Testing is a good idea, however, for a green card they do not test, just for the Citizenship. My wife became a US Citizen last Jan, but after studying for a year US History and Civics, they had only 10 soft ball questions to ask her with allowing 7 out of ten to be correct. Heck, to get a Private Pilots license we had to study 1000 possible questions and answers with 50 asked on the test…………..my point is the Green Card and Citizenship tests need to be more difficult and numerous questions.

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    • R-C says:

      The harder they hit me, the harder I become.

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  11. MVW says:

    Yes, there is no climbing out of the campaign dive Rubio is in. Rubio never recovered from 30 seconds of Chris Christy grilling, “There it goes again, the 30 second sound bite.”

    So debates can kill a campaign for chokers. Donald is the antithesis of the choker, and instead is a great, and probably the greatest scrambler in these cage matches.

    There are no kill shots that any of the completion can lob, so the moderators will try the orchestrated power point attack, attack by claiming Trumps facts are wrong and amateurish. With no debate rebuttal after the ambush. So Trump needs to bring a fax machine and set it on a folding table.

    Or ask if the moderator attack squad can take a month to prepare their attack, that he give them a response in a month. LOL.

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  12. nyflacon says:

    I don’t know if this is true, but it says Marco will drop out before Tuesday if the polls don’t improve.
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-business-reports-rubio-will-drop-out-before-florida-if-polls-dont-improve/

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  13. Azrajo says:

    Look at the fraudulent campaign e mail I recieved today from a group called Tucson for Romney.it is clearly in violation of campaign finance regulations. The establishment and Romney are pooping in their pants.

    From: “Tucson For Romney” tucsonforromney@comcast.net
    Date: March 9, 2016 at 9:33:08 AM MST
    To: “Tucson For Romney” tucsonforromney@comcast.net
    Subject: I am Surprised, just like you. How to Vote.
    Dear Friend,

    If you have already voted in the Arizona 2016 Republican Presidential Primary, you can ignore this email.

    I am surprised that I am dusting off this email address, but after listening to Mitt Romney and watching what has happened, I felt it time to make a suggestion to my many friends.

    Like you, I have been wondering how to make my vote count.

    Arizona is a Winner-Take-All state, meaning whoever wins the popular vote will receive all 58 of the delegates. There is no splitting of the delegate votes in Arizona. It appears that means the vote will come down to one of two candidates.

    I am waiting for March 16th, the day after the Ohio Primary to make my final decision.

    If you still have your ballot, and if Mr. Trump is the front-runner, I encourage you to vote for the Number Two candidate on March 16th as an early ballot voter, or on March 22nd at the Arizona polls.

    As Governor Romney has said, we are voting for the leader of the free world, and either Senator Cruz, Senator Rubio, or Governor Kasich will be an excellent choice.

    Thank you.

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  14. Dick Albright says:

    And in my Military “home-of-record” state, Illinois–looking forward to a real-time CINC to “bomb the hell out of ISIS…”, teach “water-sports” to terrorists…and control our Nationally-Insecure borders with refugee shut-downs…”until we figure this thing out…”!

    Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune
    5:01 am, March 8, 2016

    “Republican Donald Trump leads his three rivals in Illinois’ presidential primary, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll that shows many of the fissures affecting the GOP nationally have come to the Midwest.

    The survey, conducted Wednesday through Sunday, also found Trump holds his advantage despite having the highest unfavorable rating of any of the Republican contenders ahead of next Tuesday’s election.

    Overall, Trump had the support of 32 percent, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 22 percent, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with 21 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 18 percent. An additional 7 percent were undecided. The poll of 600 registered voters likely to cast a ballot in the Republican primary has an error margin of 4.1 percentage points.”

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    • rashamon says:

      And that’s why the Trib is endorsing Lil’ Marco? The comments column blew up. Lots of Trump fans who are tired of politicians.

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    • Jenny R. says:

      IL is what I would consider to be a politically unstable state — the economic situation is not good (an understatement); a lot of people have been very aware of the Uniparty for very long time (look at our governors); but apathy and malaise is entrenched (this state has been worked on to say the least), so has balkanization. The last two elections have shown interesting trends in my area: the establishment has managed to hold on to the majority of voters (this is thanks to the good ol’ boys in the GOP and the college ivory tower crowd for the DNC), but barely; the protest vote has been growing…as the average person sees little that these two sets have done for them.
      Voter suppression seems to work here (it’s been tried a lot), and that’s what the ploy will be. The rest of the state I think has given up, as it is evident that Chicago and the collar counties are determiners in this state.

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  15. barton2016 says:

    Rubio is going to get schlonged on Teusday. And he’ll probably like that.

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  16. Rainer says:

    Happier times on the Ship of Fools…

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    • Bull Durham says:

      They were all on our side just a year or two ago. Fast tracked to hell.

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    • tellthetruth2016 says:

      I hope S. Carolina fires them all…..

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      • MB Miller says:

        Me too. SC deserves better that this group of politicians.

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      • Linden says:

        The really sad thing is that it’s the system itself that creates the conditions for this corruption, even for people of good character (like Tim Scott). In a limited governemnt, there is much less opportunity for graft and consolidation of power because there just aren’t that many functions to corrupt.

        If we went back to one House rep for every 30,000 people, as it was for many years (unlike the 700,000 it is now), and they only met for 6 months, they could do less damage and better represent their people. Or if they were REQUIRED to office inside their local district 75% of the time (telecommute), and go to Washington 25% to cast votes in person, after they had been open to public input for weeks, there would be MUCH better accountability, and it would take them out of the orbit of K Street lobbyists.

        There are so many things that could be done under Trump to devolve power back to the people, and reduce avenues to corruption.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Going down like the Titanic.

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    • Finch19 says:

      The Benetton ad that didn’t quite sell.

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      Nazi salutes!

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    • cozette says:

      Oh look, they’re doing the Hitler salute!

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  17. MeThePeople says:

    What’s more screwed up?
    The GOP Establishment’s campaign or the situation in the Mideast?
    How about the national debt or the balance of trade?
    The media keeps trying to put the primary as contention between. Trump and this one or that one, but it isn’t that at all; it’s those voters who now understand how we’ve been screwed by DC for decades wanting to take our country back from them. Every insult and attack against Trump is another insult to us. Whatever tactics the Establishment ( like Rove and Jeb for example ) devise to retain their stranglehold really won’t put the genie back in the lamp.
    And don’t be fooled: they’ll do whatever they think is necessary. Be prepared. It will be like nothing you’ve ever seen, because this situation hasn’t existed since they killed JFK.

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  18. tails6 says:

    I thik marco’s mission now is to irritate DT at the coning debate. Snide remarks, attacks, outbursts, name calling. Be a gadfly. Once debate is over he pulls out.
    Amazed at the energy and effort DT puts forth in this campaign. A true leader in so many ways.
    Honored to be here on CTH and to have DT as our candidate.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Yeah, Rubio will probably bring water balloons and a bicycle horn to the debate, to use to irritate, interrupt and attack Trump with.

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    • kathyca says:

      It won’t work. As far as Trump is concerned, Rubio has been effectively dispatched. A few words about how Little Marco is despised in his own back yard and will be humiliated in the Florida primary — and done. You read it here first. lol 😀

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      • andrewalinxs says:

        Not even that just treat him like Rand Paul. His vote has collapsed he is not winning Florida he should drop out. Trump just says that he shouldn’t even be on the stage anymore with his horrible results over last few primaries and rubio will be put in his place.

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    • Toronto Tonto says:

      I just remember Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz shaking hands behind Donald Trump’s back, and then Marco getting stabbed in the back himself a couple weeks later with humiliating calls to drop out of the race being leaked to the media. And the rumor that Cruz offered to drop out for a choice appointment.

      All this plotting and conniving, and they’re still losing. If only they’d fought Obama this hard, they wouldn’t be so unpopular.

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    • B Church says:

      I think he’s a kamikaze tomorrow night. Go out with pop guns blazing, then he pulls out on Friday to avoid the embarrassment of getting crushed in his home state. Let’s face it, it was all too much for the little robot boy who couldn’t, and now it’s over. Boo-hoo!

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  19. rsanchez1990 says:

    Once Trump is the last man standing, they better stop pushing the lie that Hillary can beat Trump.

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  20. jackphatz says:

    Trump is coming to Cincinnati!!! Saturday at Duke Energy Center.

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    • jackphatz says:

      This is confusing. Apparently he’ll be here on Sunday.

      Donald Trump to rally in Cincinnati Sunday
      Donald Trump is making a stop in the Queen City on Sunday.
      Sources confirmed to FOX19 NOW that Trump will hold a rally at the Duke Energy Convention Center at noon.
      FOX19 NOW will update this story as further details about Trump’s visit are available.

      He’ll be in the Dayton area on Saturday morning.

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      • tellthetruth2016 says:

        I wouldn’t believe anything with a “FOX” attached to it…..

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        • jackphatz says:

          That’s a local TV channel (FOX 19). Their weather guy was the first person I had ever heard to debunk the whole “global/climate/warming/change years ago. He said “Folk’s, there is no such thing as global warming, it’s a scam, period” That was at least 20 years ago. He’s still with them,LOL.

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      • MfM says:

        His schedule on his website says Dayton and Cleveland on Saturday with nothing listed yet for Sunday. I’ve also gotten info to ones close to me by email,

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        Always check his website for his schedule; press be da%*&d.
        donaldjtrump.com/schedule

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  21. The “anger” theme..the latest..by the msm ain’t gonna work either. What I hear is “there there little fella..you need to calm down and get control of your emotions so you can vote like me..cause Im right:..when the truth is..I like his policies..Im not so much angry at the GOPe..as I like Trump. Next try please.

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    • kathyca says:

      Yes, trying to get the “angry” label to stick is just as far-fetched as Cruz trying the same with the “rattled” and “terrified” labels. It’s so absurd it can’t help but backfire. NO ONE believes that Trump is moved to any significant emotion by the likes of Cruz and Rubio.

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  22. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    This line in Sundance’s post just made me laugh out loud:

    “Rubio is known locally as a punk poser/wannabe, with a wife who acts like she’s all that and a bag-of-chips.”

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  23. Suzy Kiprien says:

    FOX NEWS breaking – Rubio will suspend campaign before Florida
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/breaking-fox-news-reports-marco-rubio-suspending-campaign

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  24. Honest Abbey says:

    Can someone please explain to me how the Cuban Canadian can say over & over again that he beats Donald Trump head-to-head when he has already lost, what – like 12 States to Trump? I’m so confused and it is driving me insane that I am not able to understand his logic, nor his math. BTW Not once has anyone challenged him when he says this, so I’m left asking myself What am I missing?

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    • kathyca says:

      Yes. They presume that, because of his high negative rating, all of the other candidates’ votes will go against Trump as they drop out. Which is getting harder and harder to say as Trump keeps winning even though the candidate pool gets smaller and smaller and Rubio and Kasich’s votes become increasingly nominal

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      • Honest Abbey says:

        Hi Kathy!
        I perfectly understand what you have stated – nothing confusing there, so thank you, but Cruz never uses the word presume or even assume – he continues to state it as fact. Why doesn’t the person conducting the interview correct him, or at least tell him that it’s pure speculation? Maybe this bothers me more than it should, but I really hate the way he is scamming so many people – right out in the open.

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        • kathyca says:

          Why? Because the agenda of everyone involved — Dem, Rep, msm, “pundits” — is #NeverTrump. They’re all on the same side and they don’t care who has to say what to ensure #NeverTrump. If you question the enmeshedness, review the wikis of a few members of the msm, the candidate, etc. or, better still, search them here.. You will see how they lean, who they’re tied to (married to, related to, previously and currently employed by, have accepted money and deals from) and you literally won’t believe how naive you’ve been lol And that’s not a knock against you. I am someone who has moved in some of these peoples’ circles, and I am shocked by my relative naivete .

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    • sundance says:

      That’s what I continue pointing out. If Cruz could beat Trump “one-on-one” he’d be beating him right now.

      If more people liked Cruz than Trump, Cruz would be winning now regardless of who is in the race. To argue otherwise is silly.

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    • He days it by moving his mouth.mstill dont make it so. Bhes just hurting his little voice.

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    • Tparty says:

      He is using push polls to create a narrative.

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    • starfcker says:

      You guys are really harsh. I always enjoyed watching ted on the munsters

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    • Jenny R. says:

      A lie, repeated often enough, will eventually be accepted as truth. That’s why he keeps saying it.

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      Isn’t that another Alinsky tactic? Repeat a lie often enough and loud enough and…in this case, people will vote for the ineligible Cuban Canadian.

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  25. He has been reduced to acting the role of a tool, a company man, a puppet to benefit the will of the professional political class.

    The thing is, Rubio ALWAYS WAS JUST THAT.

    Bizarre, when you think about it. The electorate almost sleep-walked into another empty suit President, courtesy of TPTB.

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  26. NHVoter says:

    This made me laugh

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  27. Sandra says:

    Someone posted in another thread that the Ohio primary is closed. It is not closed, it’s semi-open. You affiliate when you vote. If you are already affiliated Dem and you want to vote the Republican ballot, your new affiliation can be challenged but you only need to sign a personal statement according to what I read on the ‘net from two reputable sources (the Ohio government and an Ohio attorney who specializes in election law). So I hope all of the Ohio voters understand this, and Dems CAN cross over.

    That said, the new FOX poll states that Respondents were randomly selected from a statewide voter file of Republicans and unaffiliated voters who identified themselves as likely to vote in the GOP primary. How would unaffiliated voters end up as likely GOP voters in the voter file Shaw used? Also, since Dems can cross over and they are not capturing the Dem Trump supporters, 29% is very likely low.

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    • Sandra says:

      Pardon me, Ohio primary is semi-closed. But the rest of what I wrote should be accurate.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ohio is very easy to cross over. Just ask to switch party on the spot, sign the papers, and get your ballot. This is designed to allow an attractive new candidate to bring in new party members, and it works.

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      • tellthetruth2016 says:

        Did anyone find out why you vote once for DemoRats But twice on the GOP in Ohio ???? Sounds purposely confusing……..

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        • seventhndr says:

          Each party gets to make their own rules in each state. The GOP rules are fairly corrupt and designed to allow the establishment much control of the process. However, the DNC is just nuts. I honestly believe the 2A is the only reason neither party has gone complete political jihad on us. For instance, the GOP could literally move the goal posts just before the convention, deny Trump as the clear winner, and vote in their own nominee.

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        • Sandra says:

          They changed their primary from March 8 to March 15. If they left it on March 8 they’d be forced to allocate the delegates proportionately. Apparently Kasich knew he was going to run and wanted to change Ohio to winner-take-all, so they moved the date of the primary. But I guess the division that prints up the ballots was not aware that it would change the ballot, so they still used the old style where you vote for the person you want to win the at-large delegates and you vote for the person you want to win the district delegates. But info posted yesterday says that the vote counters are only going to count the votes in the at-large section, but just to be careful the people voting for Trump should choose him in both sections.

          Sundance, Ohio is so important to Trump. Would you be willing to write an article so all of the Ohio people who visit CTH will know that 1) they can vote the Republican ballot regardless of their current affiliation (or lack of) and 2) they should vote for Trump in both places on the ballot? It’s so important that they get it right.

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      • seventhndr says:

        I’ve always been unaffiliated and voted the Republican primary, no issues. However, this year it looks like they did change me to Republican. Small sacrifice I suppose. I also voted absentee for the first time. The application only asked which ballot I wanted, not if I was already affiliated. Nor did it state that it would change my affiliation, but I just checked and at some point recently it has changed.

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    • joleeinca says:

      Ohio is open primary but: Republicans and Independents can vote in these primaries, but Democrats can’t.
      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/republican_delegate_count.html

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      • Sandra says:

        The information on Real Clear Politics is incorrect! The Ohio primary is semi-closed but voters can declare Republican affiliation at the poll to vote the Republican ballot. It’s crucial that Ohio voters understand the correct info. This is SO important!

        In Ohio, regardless of your affiliation or lack of, you can ask for the Republican ballot when you vote. If you are challenged by the poll worker, all you need to do is declare that you are affiliating with the Republican Party and if necessary sign a statement indicating this. There was a post about this yesterday.

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  28. Stadium picture with several dozen people reminds me of one of Fiorina talking to a crowd of 20 or so. And then there’s Trump rallies. What more can you say?

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  29. justfactsplz says:

    We are going to have a record breaking turnout here in Florida and Trump will take all 99 delegates. Take that GOPe.

    Liked by 13 people

  30. emma says:

    Speaking of polls, there is one about your choice should there be a brokered convention. Trump is ahead, but not by a yuuuuge margin.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/poll/brokered-convention-choice

    🙂

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  31. emma says:

    Oh, and you’ll have to give your email addy to vote in that poll. If you don’t have an email that you use for things like that, you can grab a temporary email addy by going to

    10minutemail.com

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  32. Ma'iingankwe says:

    I really hope Rubio stays in the race. I know it may sound mean and cruel, but I want him to fail in a big way in Florida. I want his future as a politician to be denied. I do not want to see him run for govenor or as a senator again. He has stabbed his constituents in the back with no regard to their future and only his own. He does not deserve to represent the people of Florida in any way, shape or form. So yes, I do hope his arrogance keeps him in. The second reason is because I do not want to see any of his votes go to Cruz or Kasich.

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  33. zephyrbreeze says:

    I’ve never seen a candidate, Trump, work this hard for this long – and it’s still only the primary. Meanwhile, I’m sure they are pushing Hillary around in a wheelchair when she’s not on stage. Trying to help her save her strength. Maybe Bill is going along with the campaign because he think the stress of it might not be …good for her.

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  34. Honest Abbey says:

    During the hit piece against Donald Trump tonight, the Cuban Canadian got shut down by none other than Megyn Kelly.

    Cruz tried to attack Trump [again] with the BS about the “Off The Record” interview with the NYT. He said:
    Donald Trump told the NYT that he is flexible with immigration, that he’s not going to build a wall ….. and Megyn Kelly cut him off and said: Well, that’s not what he said and Cruz was truly shocked that he was just ousTED for LYING. He looked at Megyn straight in the eye and said “How, how, how, how do you know that?* and Megyn told him Because the NYT came out and said there is nothing shockingly newsworthy in the interview that it would change the dynamic of the campaign and then Cruz said So, so, so we should believe the NYT? Megyn Kelly responds “On that note, we need to break for Commercials”.

    I am truly repulsed by this guy who conveniently calls himself Ted.

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  35. jeff says:

    I keep waiting for Cruz to break out the snakes and striknine and Little Marco to have a nervous breakdown and Kasich to tell the teacher at the next debate. TRUMP IS THE ONLY ONE WITH GUTS AND CLASS.

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  36. Gail Combs says:

    Mike suggests “the returning illegals that are nontrivially accepted learn English but they should be tested on American civics and history for longer term residency.”

    AND DISEASE! Never forget diseases like antibiotic resistant Tuberculosis.

    This is from my research on the WTO several years ago.
    The WTO Agreement on Agriculture did away with quarantine of animals. Worse “Cattle crossing facilities on the U.S. side of the border are operated primarily by private firms… at Santa Teresa, NM, Chihuahuan cattle producers [Mexican] operate both sides of the cattle port-of-entry…” — ers(DOT)usda.gov/publications/Agoutlook/june2001/AO282d.pdf

    “The high prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in Mexican cattle was discussed. A multiagency investigation in New York city identified 35 cases of human M. bovis infection. Fresh cheese from Mexico was identified as the likely source of infection (Winters et al., 2005). (wwwDOT)nzfsa.govt.nz/science/riskprofiles/FW0320_Mbovis_in_meat_final_May_2006.pdf

    “…Prior to 1994, only eight wild white-tailed or mule deer had been reported with bovine TB in North America To date, 397 deer and two elk were confirmed with disease in a five county area of Michigan…”

    “…Additionally, it is anticipated that both New Mexico and California will lose their TB “free” status in 2008…”

    “…in April 2001, the USDA’s Veterinary Services published an interim rule requiring Mexican feeder steers to originate from herds that had recently been tested for TB. The USDA then agreed to grant waivers to the whole-herd testing.…”

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  37. Gail Combs says:

    Mike suggests “the returning illegals that are nontrivially accepted learn English but they should be tested on American civics and history for longer term residency.”

    AND DISEASE! Never forget diseases like antibiotic resistant Tuberculosis.

    This is from my research on the WTO several years ago.
    PART II ( part one seems to have been kicked into limbo)

    To ‘PROTECT’ US citizen health the USDA REDUCED TESTING!!!

    This chart shows how USDA cut back testing after WTO was created in 1995.
    Note the significant drop in testing!

                     Summary of Tuberculosis Surveillance in California Cattle
    

    Number of Cattle Tested……..1995….1996….1997……1998……1999…..2000….2001
    By Animal Health Officials..10,576..5,100 …2,861 ….3,530….1,425 …1,967….2,500
    By Private Veterinarians …..15,921..17,100..19,930..18,189..22,863..19,930..19,587
    Submissions at Slaughter………39……..58 ……..64………39……….58……..64……..385
    (wwwDOT)vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vetext/INF-BE_cca/INF-BE_cca02/INF-BE_cca0207-08.html

    If you have any doubts as to which side the US government is on, Joe Q. Public or their corporate campaign funders look no further than the US courts ruling that Creekstone was BARRED FROM TESTING OF MAD COW DISEASE! (BSE)

    This commenter does a decent job of providing links to the rot within the USDA: http://www.ranchers.net/forum/about29636.html

    Other stories I read stated the USDA was worried about “Consumer Confidence” in beef products and that was the reason they wanted NO Testing. BFD, require Creekstone to freeze samples and if there is a case of positive results notify the USDA to come and preform a second test. It is done in drug testing all the time and the procedure is codified in DOT regs.

    Again the history of the consistent behavior of the US Congress is what is note worthy. Requiring low flow toilets or twisty bulbs is an annoyance but when our food system becomes fair game and the number of food borne illnesses (CDC stats) skyrocket as a result then it passes from fraud to murder IMHO. (Yes people have died -horribly and the USDA/FDA did nothing SEE: http://www.whistleblower.org/storage/documents/Shielding_the_Giant_Final_PDF.pdf )

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  38. achrysanthemum says:

    Every day, I learn the media has sunk to new lows. Nothing the do surprises me anymore. But, at least, people are finally waking up to who and what we are dealing with. That’s the first step to effectively opposing them.

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  39. ZZZ says:

    Nobody polled me.
    ‘Nuff said.

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  40. InfidelDefiler says:

    Everytime someone like Keith Olbermann opens their mouth people flock to Trump
    Trump should pay these insane public figures to pen op-eds like the one Olbermann did in the Washington Post.

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  41. TXTrumpFan says:

    I want to see a Trump landslide on Tuesday, but I am most concerned about the “closed” aspect of the upcoming states.

    Without the independent vote, I’m not sure what will happen, especially with the GOPe rallying being Cruz. He is their clear preference now and Kasich is simply a pawn to keep Cruz very close in delegate count.

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  42. corimari2013 says:

    Can anyone provide some good sources for information & proof that Kasich is GOPe?
    A list of his positions on Common Core, Obamacare, etc. would be welcome. I know some folks that are talking positively about him, and I want to show them the truth.

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  43. lahthoughts says:

    Donald is magnanimous in victory. I am sure he will offer little Marco a bartending job at one of his resorts, …that is… if Marco will promise to show up for work.

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  44. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    Fake polls, Lies, attach ads, bought and paid for pundit’s false media reporting and ballet manipulation are all in play now so that the rich and powerful to not lose their place at the table of free stuff for them from the US Congress. Don’t ever think that what they get is way beyond what anyone else gets.

    A few may get it mostly honestly but no politician does since the politicians NOW control everything. I post this link here before but I’ve add some supporting facts to it for those that are new to the NWO concept.

    http://centinel2012.com/2016/03/07/%EF%BB%BF-how-did-we-get-from-the-world-of-the-early-60s-to-where-we-are-now/

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  45. holydiver505 says:

    Ok I admit it. This is how I act on primary nights and debate nights. I let those losers like Bill Kristol and Stephen Hayes in my head and en up doing this:

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  46. MeThePeople says:

    Media
    I have to listen to guys who are losing badly creating altered realities and lying; and elected officials who have brought this country to the brinkand possibly over the cliff of disaster and think it’s all just fine; and they’re all telling me I’m uninformed and making a bad choice by selecting Trump.

    And all the analysts who are being threatened by their owners and the Establishment pumping out the crap and initiating fights while they’re getting everything wrong the entire campaign. They’ve been getting it wrong all along, misleading us and stealing our trust.

    It’s hard to differentiate between the Leftists and the GOP because they’re peddling the same dog food but the dogs do not like the food.

    That is probably an appropriate metaphor as far as the Leftists and GOP are concerned, they treat us and think of us as dogs.

    The media is turning up the rhetoric against Trump and it is galvanizing more and more people as they finally wake up and accept that they’ve been and are being lied to and screwed by the Establishment and Leftists.

    We’ve heard enough.
    Go Trump

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      Cruz’s nasty remarks, while offensive to Trump supporters, were not directed at them. I think they were meant for Rubio’s and Kasich’s voters, who will see their candidates dropping out of the race in just a few more days. Cruz’s message seems to be: if you vote for Trump, you’ll be thought of as lofos (shame on you). Instead, if you vote for me, you’ll be thought of as being very smart … (although I know you are the real lofos and that’s fine with me).

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