Related: A Super Tuesday to Trump All Others
I will start at the bottom and work my way up:
You see who I voted for, and he darn near did it.
"The Associated Press called the race for Clinton shortly after 11:30 p.m. Clinton had collected 560,598 votes, or 50.5 percent, compared with Sanders, who received 536,730 votes, 0r 48.3 percent, with 92 percent of precincts reporting."
He won big out west and all the rural vote; Clinton took big cities and Bo$ton.
I was up to about 12:30, and that article has next to nothing regarding similarities in print, save this.
"The unexpectedly strong candidacies of Trump and Sanders rattled the state’s Republican and Democratic political establishments. In a sign of the state’s importance in the Democratic race, both Clinton and Sanders held events in Massachusetts on Monday, and former President Bill Clinton spent much of the day here on Tuesday. The 42nd president stirred some controversy when he entered a West Roxbury polling place, in what some critics charged could have been a violation of state election law."
That was about it, and I'm going to skip the above-the-law elbow-rubbing electioneering by Bill Clinton (yes, those crimes are overlooked as are all Clinton crimes) because I find that man repulsive and repugnant. The only thing worse are the "feminists" supporting the sexual harasser.
In the web version I noticed the word insurgent again, and that really turns me off to it all, and apparently the votes of Brianne Krupsaw and Brian Garvey didn't count (I'm looking at them in print, though).
Why did I do what I did?
"Better a Democratic maverick who says what he means than a ruthless Democratic chameleon whose word can’t be trusted."
I rarely agree with him, but I do that sentence.
"Clinton sweeps south, Sanders wins western and northern states" by Annie Linskey Globe Staff March 02, 2016
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton racked up Democratic primary victories in racially mixed states in the Northeast, West, and South on Tuesday, a forceful demonstration of her dominance among minority voters that kept her on course to become the party’s nominee.
She says “We have to fill in what [she helped] hollow out,” and it is hard to feel sorry for voters who make that profound a mistake.
Exit and entrance polls showed Sanders still had not expanded his appeal beyond his base of white and young voters, and his campaign increasingly seemed like an effort to push the Democratic Party to the left, rather than create a path for himself to the White House. Still, Sanders had sufficient money from his grass-roots fund-raising to maintain his campaign throughout the spring, and there was no sign he would step aside.
“This campaign is not just about running for president, it is about transforming America,” Sanders said at his Super Tuesday celebration in Essex Junction, Vt., shortly after results were called for his home state. “It is about dealing with some unpleasant truths that exist in America today and having the guts to confront those truths,” Sanders said.
Let's start with 9/11 and work from there.
Political donations poured into Sanders’ campaign in recent days, even after a recent pair of defeats. His top aides said he plans to stay in the contest until at least California, which votes in early June.
Clinton’s success showed the breadth of her support in the Democratic electorate, and built on her commanding victories last month in South Carolina and Nevada.
That won't be helping us confront anything, particularly Iran-contra stuff that is at the bottom of so many things over the last 50 years.
For example, she won a stunning 92 percent of the black vote in Alabama, a state where African-Americans comprise 57 percent of the electorate. She showed strength with women, winning female voters in at least seven of the 11 states that voted, according to exit polls.
Clinton was already looking to the future, flying to Florida for her Super Tuesday night party. That state holds a primary March 15, and more significantly is a must-win for Democrats in November if they hope to fend off the GOP and hold the White House.
Perhaps the biggest piece of evidence that Clinton has shifted to general-election mode came Tuesday afternoon, when she took questions from reporters traveling with her campaign for the first time in 87 days.
The topic wasn’t her current opponent — instead, she lashed out against Trump for failing to condemn a white supremacist supporter during a CNN interview over the weekend.
“I was very disappointed that he did not disavow what appears to be support from David Duke,” Clinton said during a visit to Minnesota. “I’m going to continue to speak out against bigotry wherever I see it or hear about it.”
Never mind the tough-on-crime, drug war policies her husband and other Democrats promoted. Now they are on your side after the cities blew up over cop shootings.
As for the Duke spook the pre$$ is fomenting, it only proves they are scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Anyone remember former KKK-er Senator Robert Byrd?
Top Clinton strategists have said they plan to draw a contrast between what they see as Clinton’s inclusive world view and fear-mongering from Trump if he’s the GOP nominee.
Yeah, tell that to Libyans.
I mean, that whole framing of "debate" is a joke.
It's been the plan of empire no matter what letter is after the figurehead.
Democrats view Trump’s recent comments, plus his other controversial statements on immigration, as complicating his efforts to attract support from Latinos or African-Americans.
While Clinton has struggled to excite her party’s base, Tuesday’s results demonstrated the organizational power of her campaign, which competed effectively in all 11 states. And it illustrated the strength of her message of pragmatic progressivism over Sanders’ big ideas and big promises.
Well, we know which side this Globe reporter voted.
“I might not want to have a beer with her, she’s maybe a little abrasive, but as far as experience and she’s more of a policy wonk — I think she can get things done,” Larry Meade, 53, after casting a ballot for Clinton in Falls Church, Va. “She’s more realistic than Bernie Sanders and she’s probably the best chance to continue what Obama’s accomplished.”
Which is what, exactly?
I mean, when I look at the guy's presidency it's failure on every front.
He's delivered us at least four more wars (Libya, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine), is escalating the ones he claims to have ended in Iraq and Afghanistan, wealth inequality has yawned during his time and we now face an even greater economic calamity, Gitmo hasn't been closed, spying power has been increased, he's failed on the environment, and now the murder of Scalia is giving him one last chance to leave a legacy via the courts.
Maybe I'm missing something, but point to one success.
Business interests dragged them along, and no sooner had the deal with Iran been signed than the U.S. tried to start undoing the damn thing with provocations.
Sanders told supporters at his election night party to keep an eye on the delegate count, and not to be too worried about which candidate wins the most states.
Then he is not really serious.
If he was, what Bill Clinton did up here yesterday (he did it more than once, too, in different places. They flaunt the rules, but have that homespun Southern charm that makes 'em folksy).
“Let me remind you of what the media often forgets about,” Sanders said to thousands of cheering supporters. “This is not a general election. It is not winner take all. If you get 52 percent, if you get 48 percent, you roughly end up with the same amount of delegates in a state.”
His prediction: “By the end of the night we are going to win many hundreds of delegates.” Tad Devine, a top Sanders strategist, said the campaign wants to win at least 300 of the 878 delegates up for grabs.
Those delegates were coming from the mostly white states, not from places where African-American voters make up a large chunk of Democratic electorate. And overall, Sanders’ winning margins with white voters are not large enough to overcome the massive deficits he has shown with minorities, which makes it difficult to clinch the nomination.
If true, they are damn fools. Bernie put his life on the line for them when Clinton was a Goldwater Republican!
His supporters acknowledged that he has a difficult road to the nomination. Some said they were satisfied to send the party a message in the primary.
“My expectation is that Hillary will win in terms of the Democratic nomination, but it still feels good to at least engage in some kind of civic action, however small it may be,” said Arvand Moein a 25-year-old college student who supported Sanders in the Virginia primary.
This was the least excited and most disgusted I have ever been regarding any vote.
In Sanders’ home state of Vermont, voters swelled with pride that their long-sidelined senator was occupying the national stage.
“It’s crazy to see people all over America saying, ‘Vote for Bernie!’ ” said Kellianna Bristol, 18, a Vermont native who works in the kitchen of a local bistro. “A couple of years ago no one would have even really [heard of him].”
Sanders voted in Burlington shortly after polls opened Tuesday morning.
“I will tell you after a lot of thought, I voted for me for president,” he said, exhibiting his signature dry humor.
Later in the afternoon, Sanders strolled down a cobblestone street in Burlington wearing sneakers and khaki pants. He was quickly surround by supporters.
“Go get ’em senator” said one man to Sanders, who responded, “OK, we will,” before getting into his motorcade.
Bernie has a motorcade?
Sigh (oops, I just contributed to the greenhouse gas problem).
Sanders has pledged to stay in the race all the way to the convention this summer, even if it becomes clear that he will not be the nominee.
His campaign pushed to raise as much cash as possible before Super Tuesday, as the polls looked grim for him.
The results were stunning: The campaign exceeded its goal of raising $40 million in February, a cash windfall that included pulling in more than $6 million on the last day of the month.
Reminds me of the Ron Paul hauls.
Where did all that money go anyway?
Most of his funds come from donors contributing about $30 each.
Small donors have flocked to his candidacy, opening their wallets at a shocking pace starting this year, when Sanders nearly defeated Clinton in Iowa and then shellacked her in New Hampshire.
That could be enough to fuel him through the next wave of contests, which include friendlier territory in states like Maine, Nebraska, and Idaho. He’s planned a trip to Portland, Maine, on Wednesday, which holds Democratic caucuses on Sunday....
I think I'll skip them.
That article takes the tone that she has already won the nomination.
"Mass. voters on both sides of the aisle come out in record numbers" by Michael Levenson Globe Staff March 01, 2016
WHITMAN — Massachusetts may be a blue state, but it wasn’t hard to find Donald Trump supporters.
We have a Republican governor, and could it be that the conventional wisdom that provides narrative for the pre$$ be wrong?
The Trump phenomenon, along with the highly competitive Democratic race, was expected to help set a turnout record for a presidential primary in Massachusetts, surpassing the previous high of 1.8 million people who voted in the 2008 primary.
Somerville resident Patrick Mulligan, 33, voted in the Democratic primary for Bernie Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist, but said he was terrified by the prospect of Trump becoming president.
“It scares the hell out of me,” he said, adding that he believed Sanders could challenge Trump in a general election and “beat the bad guy.”
That's why I voted Bernie. To stop Hitlary.
“He represents the people more so than any other candidate,” Mulligan said. “I don’t trust Hillary, and Trump is the anti-Christ.”
Here we go!
'course, it's okay to saw that about him without a ruckus had it been said about Obummer.
For the record, it was GEORGE W. BUSH.
His reign lasted seven years after 9/11. He is the one who invaded and destroyed Babylon, and thus gave rise (with the help of his won intelligence agencies and other 'friendly' governments) to Islamic persecution of Christians (or so we are told by the pre$$).
And then he was gone, as per prophecy, leaving these other things to those that follow.
Voters in the Democratic primary, however, appeared to be sharply divided between Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state whom admirers described as savvy and battle-tested, and Sanders, whom backers called trustworthy and principled.
“He’s more than a candidate — he’s the symbol of a movement,” said Judy Kolligian, a 70-year-old social worker and Sanders supporter from Jamaica Plain.
Finally, Occupy has their spokesman!
“He represents a return to democracy, getting big money out of politics, out of the prison system, and out of climate change policy and health care.”
Eric Liddell, a 40-year-old software engineer from Jamaica Plain, said he voted for Sanders since “it’s where my heart is.” The 74-year-old senator, he said, speaks powerfully to some of the fundamental social and economic problems facing the country.
“And he’s been doing it a long time,” Liddell said. “I trust him. He’s genuine.”
I don't trust any of them.
But Melinda Kuziel, a 69-year-old retired human resources manager at National Grid, called Sanders a “one-issue candidate,” focused solely on the influence of money in politics. She was thrilled to vote for Clinton, who was also her choice in the 2008 Democratic primary.
“I’ve been waiting eight years to vote for her again,” Kuziel said after casting her ballot at the Curley School in Jamaica Plain. “She’s competent, she’s caring, and she’s brilliant.”
But Pearl Wirtanen, a 58-year-old Whitman resident who is disabled and unemployed, said she doesn’t buy into Clinton’s campaign rhetoric and believes Trump will do more for veterans and seniors.
“I’m looking for change that will eventually trickle down to all of us,” she said. “I don’t want the big promises that Hillary has made that everyone is going to be a middle-class citizen. There is no such thing as middle class anymore.”
Donna Schiller, however, believes that Clinton’s depth of experience and pragmatism will enable her to deliver on her promises.
“I love some of Bernie Sanders’ ideas,” said Schiller, 64, of Weymouth, “but I don’t think they stand a chance in hell of getting passed.”
Neither do hers, but....
The "changed registration from Democratic to Republican so they could vote for the businessman" narrative has been validated, and people like that “nobody can buy him, that really resonates.”
What I will say regarding the other side in the state this time (usually mine), thanks for shoving Trump up their ass:
"GOP must confront Trump nightmare" March 02, 2016
It’s time for Republican elected officials to show their cards. Will they support Donald Trump if he’s the party’s nominee in November, or not?
Up until now, many GOP leaders have declined to discuss hypotheticals. But Trump is no longer looking very hypothetical. His sweeping victories in Republican caucuses and primaries on Tuesday — the businessman appears headed for a resounding victory, including in Massachusetts — mean he is looking like the party’s presumptive nominee and enjoys wide grass-roots support.
For GOP elected officials to say nothing now amounts to tacit support for a candidate who has called Mexicans rapists, mocked the disabled, and made coy overtures to white supremacists, all while offering no substantive platform.
Yet as the dust settles, some Republicans were still in the throes of denial, holding on to dreams of a Hail Mary pass that saves Marco Rubio or John Kasich, or devising brokered-convention strategies that could still thwart Trump’s surging candidacy. It’d be nice if any of those scenarios seemed realistic. But in all likelihood, Republicans dithered too long to stop Trump within the Republican Party’s own nominating process, which was designed to produce a nominee quickly.
I have to say that I am certainly enjoying the sweet smell of stench coming from the Bo$ton Globe editorial board's britches.
What still is very possible, though, is defeating Trump in November. If Republican grandees like Mitt Romney really believe that Trump is as unqualified as they’ve been saying, they need to make it clear they won’t support him in the general election. That would take a decisive show of spine, and a willingness to put country above party, that hasn’t been much in evidence so far.
It does not mean Republicans must endorse former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who emerged Tuesday as the all-but-certain Democratic nominee. Instead support a third-party candidate.
The SAME PEOPLE who have HAMMERED other third party candidates in the past!
Of cour$e, we know jwho they mean.
Some GOP donors, according to reports, have been exploring the possibility of backing a yet-to-be-named independent candidate.
And yet they wanted Trump to sign a pledge not to run as an independent!!
Why did the word a$$holes just come to mind?
To get a candidate on the ballot in all 50 states, a third-party effort would need to start right away. Elected GOP officials would have to abandon Trump quickly, and publicly, for that option to have enough time and attention to succeed.
Opponents of Trump launched a hashtag campaign, #nevertrump, that now includes former Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman. It’s a little late — Trump has been making outrageous statements since last summer — but it’s the right side to be on.
Ken come out of the closet yet?
Much ink can, and no doubt will, be spent diagnosing how the Republican Party came to this sad juncture. But the immediate question before Republican officials is whether to accept Trump — and all he stands for — or disavow him. There’s only one right answer.
Yes, all you Republicans out there take the corporately liberal advice of the Bo$ton Globe!!
They are even calling the will of the voters a hostile takeover, which pretty much confirms the elitist stance those handmaiden mouthpieces have internalized over there.
"Trump closer to nomination after Super Tuesday" by Matt Viser and Tracy Jan Globe Staff March 02, 2016
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, leading a seismic transformation of the modern Republican Party, leapt closer to securing its presidential nomination with a near sweep of Super Tuesday states, scoring strong wins across the conservative Deep South, in liberal parts of New England, and almost everywhere in between.
With states that hold a quarter of the US population voting, Trump won among almost every demographic, robbing his rivals of room to claim victory and putting him into a commanding position that has flabbergasted the party establishment.
They still don't get it?
Just after the polls closed, Trump was declared the winner in Massachusetts, winning support from working-class voters around the state. He also won Vermont.
All his are racist Klansmen -- as opposed to those who voted Bernie.
“We have expanded the Republican Party,” Trump said from Palm Beach, Fla. “I’m a unifier. I know people are going to find that hard to believe. But I am a unifier.”
So was George W, remember?
Senator Ted Cruz claimed his home state of Texas as well as Oklahoma, allowing Cruz to argue that he is the GOP’s best alternative to Trump.
The South was supposed to be his Super Tuesday.
If he is now the alternative, there really is not one.
Senator Marco Rubio, despite a flood of establishment endorsements and cash, notched his lone victory in the Minnesota caucus, helping Cruz prevent Trump from making a clean sweep of all 11 states that voted Tuesday.
(Blog editor just shakes head)
All of the candidates immediately looked ahead to the next set of contests in March. Trump and Rubio — as well as Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — were all in Florida Tuesday night. That state votes March 15.
Anger at Washington and a yearning for a leader to shake things up continued to fuel Trump’s extraordinary popularity. Exit polls showed that Southern Republicans were more likely to say they were “angry” with the government. Voters in nearly all states said they wanted an outsider in the Oval Office.
Shouldn't we be?
The Republican Party establishment has been flummoxed by Trump for months — with increasing alarm about his anti-immigrant and divisive rhetoric — but only recently has mobilized against him.
Top Republican congressional leaders Tuesday took a dramatic step to distance themselves from Trump, denouncing some of his comments when he declined over the weekend to immediately denounce the endorsement of David Duke, the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Here we go again.
“If a person wants to be the nominee of the Republican Party, there can be no evasion and no games,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Capitol Hill. “They must reject any group or cause that is built on bigotry. This party does not prey on people’s prejudices. We appeal to their highest ideals. This is the party of Lincoln.”
Lincoln was a bigot!
He had all the black leaders in for a meeting and said you gotta get out of here. They said they were brought here against their will, helped build the place up all these years, and where were they to go?
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was equally forceful, saying, “Senate Republicans condemn David Duke, the KKK, and his racism.”
He's from Kentucky, right?
From what I've always been told, big Klan presence in them hills.
“There has been a lot of talk in the last 24 hours about one of our presidential candidates and his seeming ambivalence about David Duke and the KKK, so let me make it perfectly clear,” he said. “That is not the view of Republicans who have been elected to the United States Senate, and I condemn his views in the most forceful way.”
"The rebuke of Trump came as GOP voters went to the polls in 11 states in a "Super Tuesday" of balloting that many Republicans fear could give the combative and controversial New Yorker unstoppable momentum toward claiming the GOP presidential nod."
If anything, it helped him.
The Republican leader found himself straddling a difficult line between trying to avoid lasting damage from his party but also not dismiss the candidate who is winning overwhelmingly in state after state.
“If I’m going to win all these states tonight,” Trump said, “it’s awfully hard to say this is not the person we want to lead the party.”
Trump said he didn’t know Ryan very well.
“I’m sure I’ll get along with him,” he said. “And if I don’t? He’ll have to pay a big price.”
That a threat?
With 595 delegates at stake across 11 states — and record turnouts in many of them — Trump was in a position to take a dominant role in the nomination contest. Although the delegates Tuesday will be awarded proportionally, Trump is likely to win a large share of them.
“Maybe the establishment needs to get out, too,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News Tuesday morning. “When you see what’s going on. They’ve lost two elections in a row. Big ones. The last one with Mitt Romney should have been easy.”
Maybe it was stolen from him.
Trump also said Rubio should drop out of the race.
“I think he has to get out,” Trump said. “He hasn’t won anything, and Ted Cruz very rightly points out Marco has not won.”
According to CNN exit polls, voters who described themselves as “angry” turned out in Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas, whereas Republicans in Northern states reported being “dissatisfied” with the government but not angry.
Hey, humor does take away anger!!
More Republican voters — 50 percent — supported a candidate from outside the establishment than someone with political experience — 40 percent — a sign that strongly favors Trump, according to MSNBC exit polls.
The last remaining pathway for more mainstream Republicans to stop Trump may be to deny him the 1,237 delegates needed to gain the nomination when the GOP holds its convention in July. Most states have a viability threshold that candidates have to pass before they can gain any delegates.
He will still have the most, and it just takes a deal or two to get others on board.
Rubio is hoping to stay viable in the race, hoping to pull out his home state of Florida on March 15. At that point, the states become winner-take-all, so it would be easier for candidates to quickly amass delegates and catch up to Trump.
Unless Trump wins, and why wouldn't he?
“Just five days ago, we began to unmask the true nature of the front-runner so far in this race,” Rubio told his supporters in Miami. “Five days ago, we began to explain to the American people that Donald Trump is a con artist. And in just five days, we are seeing the impact it’s having all across the country.
So what took so long?
“Two weeks from tonight, right here in Florida, we are going to send a message loud and clear,” Rubio added. “We are going to send the message that the party of Lincoln and Reagan and the presidency of the United States will never be held by a con artist.”
I think I'm looking at another one right here.
But Rubio’s claims of relevance are growing thin, without much evidence to point toward. Cruz, who is as detested by the Republican establishment as Trump, argued Tuesday night that others need to “prayerfully consider” getting out of the race.
That way Ted might win Illinois.
“So long as the field remains divided, Donald Trump’s path to the nomination remains more likely and that would be a disaster for Republicans, for conservatives, and for the nation,” Cruz told supporters in Stafford, Texas. “Our campaign is the only campaign that has beaten, that can beat, and that will be Donald Trump.”
Ohio Governor John Kasich has also vowed to stay in the race, hoping to compete for delegates in his home state of Ohio. But aside from a second-place showing in Vermont, he struggled to display any strength Tuesday.
He should be running in the Democrat's primary!
Trump moved past the states voting on Tuesday, spending time in Ohio and Kentucky before ending up in Florida.
The results Tuesday cap a vicious battle over the past week as the rhetoric took a decidedly unpresidential turn. Rubio made fun of Trump’s tan, his ties, and his small hands. Trump, in turn, mocked Rubio for sweating, for his smaller stature, and for his big ears.
Any wonder why I'm not commenting?
Rubio also unloaded with new accusations about Trump’s reliance on immigrant labor for his estate in Palm Beach, Fla. He and Cruz both released summaries of their tax returns and challenged Trump to do the same.
None of it seemed to have an effect.
As I predicted here yesterday.
The Republican candidates are scheduled to gather Thursday night in Detroit for their next debate, one of the last remaining opportunities to change the course of the campaign.
It turns like the Titanic, but.... an anchor can sometimes act as a lifeboat.
Ben Carson, who has badly trailed in the race, called on his Republican rivals to gather for a private meeting before the next debate.
“The American People deserve so much more from the candidates who are seeking the most powerful position in the free world, and I share their concern that this race has taken a turn for the worse, to the point of embarrassment on the world stage,” Carson said in a statement Tuesday.
“A house divided cannot stand, and it is imperative the Republican Party exhibit unity by the candidates coming together with a pledge to talk about the many serious problems facing our country, instead of personally attacking each other.”
Jewish mafia has Trump's back, 'eh?
Related: Manchester newspaper regrets Chris Christie endorsement
"Clinton and Trump are now the presumptive nominees. Get used to it." by James Pindell Globe Staff March 02, 2016
It’s time — and perhaps overdue — to call Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominees of their respective parties.
It means that unless something major or unforeseen happens, the front-runner has reached a point in which it’s extremely likely they will win the nomination.
CNN mentioned something about a silver bullet for Donald Trump.
One of the reasons for granting this distinction on Trump and Clinton now? Math. They have accumulated more delegates than any other candidates in their parties for the national conventions. Both won the three of four early contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.
Not a single candidate with those win records has ever lost his or her party’s nomination in modern presidential political history. In fact, with the Super Tuesday results coming in, Clinton and Trump were already in a better position to be their party’s nominee.
Later this month, the math of accumulating delegates gets harder for those trailing Trump and Clinton. Twenty-four percent of the Democratic delegates and 30 percent of Republican delegates are now committed to candidates. Trump holds a lead of several hundred delegates. The same can be said about Clinton, who is further boosted by the number of superdelegates who have said they are backing her.
From here, Clinton’s and Trump’s opponents would need to run the table in nearly every other contest. But that’s nearly impossible for another reason: momentum.
In the presidential primary calendar, winning begets winning. And with every victory, momentum for Trump and Clinton only grows. Conversely, their opponents lose their argument to stay in the race.
On the Democratic side, Sanders will likely serve as a protest candidate through the nomination contests, which he has vowed to pursue until the end of the calendar in June. His impressive fund-raising propels him, as does his desire to push Clinton to the left. But since she is now the presumptive nominee, she no longer has an incentive to respond to him. She looks toward the generation election instead.
Well, at least I registered my protest.
That's the thing about people in general. They will go to great lengths and endure tremendous hardships, repression, and slavery before they will turn to violence in protest.
Btw, I'm thinking of SITTING OUT the GENERAL!
Meanwhile, in the coming weeks, the presumptive nominees will switch to general election mode.
Looks like we are already in it.
In their victory speeches, Clinton and Trump quickly called for their respective parties to unify behind them — all while attacking each other. Within the next couple months, the conversation on the campaign trail will shift to talk about vice presidential picks and what exit poll data tell us about future swing states.
To be sure, both Clinton and Trump face unprecedented circumstances before taking the stage in Philadelphia and Cleveland to accept the nominations. To start, the FBI is still investigating Clinton’s use of her private email server while she was secretary of state. As for Trump, there is a growing divide between him and his party, and at least two other GOP campaigns are preparing for a contested convention.
Who would they be, and why?
But unless some new piece of information emerges that fundamentally alters the race, it will be Clinton facing Trump in November. Oh, and maybe even Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, confirmed three weeks ago he is considering jumping into the contest. At the time, Sanders — not Clinton — appeared as if he could win the nomination and face off with Trump this fall.
He will be the subject of a different post.
Bloomberg’s advisers have said they would poll the race after last month’s New Hampshire primary, according to the New York Times. If Bloomberg were to run, he would have to start assembling a campaign team in early March.
You mean, now?
The 1944 presidential election was the last time that the Republican and Democratic nominees came from the same state, which also happened to be New York. The last time three major candidates came from the same state? Never.
It would be just the latest twist in an already wild election....
Like a script!
"After Trump insulted Carly Fiorina, there was sympathy for Fiorina, but not enough to derail Trump. Trump’s churlish attacks on Fox News host Megyn Kelly didn’t hurt him either. That dynamic might change if Trump and Clinton are together on a debate stage and he hurls insults directly at her, as he did with the “low-energy” Jeb Bush. But Clinton must prepare for the worst. She’s more battle-ready today because of Sanders and she better be, because an epic battle lies ahead. It’s very different today."
As was the rewritten ending in print(?) which stated " -- and be ready for the backlash against a witchy woman if she dishes it out to harshly."
I'm done dishing for today.
You know that worst case thingy you thought before going to bed last night for whatever half of the one party system you identify with (for that matter, the worse case thingy you thought about Super Tuesday back in December?)?
Yeah, that happened.
Trump smirked and gloated and told everybody how rich he was… again. Killary jumped up and down and giggled some like she just killed yet another foreign leader illegally. Cruz went into his hardcore televangelist mode and healed some cripples after walking across a pond. Rubio declared third place finishes means he won.. somehow. Ben Carson folded his hands and mumbled something nobody understood or heard. Kasich was seen sitting next to a homeless guy sharing a bottle of wine. And Bernie, Jesus Christ, Bernie… you want to be happy for him since he’s been saying this shit for about 20 years on the senate floor to the sound of crickets and the scattered applause of a few conspiracy theorist bloggers (like myself) and now he won some states last night and about 300 delegates but goddamn man, say something different for fucking once, would ya? Yeah, we get it. 1%… billionaires… political revolution… healthcare a right… free college… OKAY we got that part. How about a “I had a dream” moment before the clock strikes midnight down here in Florida in two weeks? Something… DIFFERENT… MAYBE…. PLEASE… ONCE? please? BEFORE you lose? Perhaps?
Oh wait. Maybe he’s not senile. Maybe that’s all he’s allowed to talk about. Or, maybe that’s the only problems he sees facing America today, goodness knows he doesn’t ever really take a stand against bombing real socialist countries, now does he.
Or maybe he’s not going to have an “I have a dream” speech moment … because he’s just not as good of a man as MLK Jr. was… or a real socialist for that matter.
Oh yeah. I already established that long ago. I forgot. It’s early and the hypnosis of “The Bern” is stronger pre-coffee.
Where was I? Oh yeah, I promised you some racism overtones in my click-bait title. And zombies. Sorry. Let me get to that real quick.
Donald Trump’s victories reflect a growing dissatisfaction with politics as usual, the stagnant economy and the lurid idol worship of the wealthy we have been conditioned to accept as our new religion. So yeah, some white supremacists harbor similar feelings and yeah, The Donald is all about backing Israel (like they all do, even “The Bern”) and thus, hating on all things Muslim while teaching his following to love the one true God, Mammon. So what else is new? Do open borders fuck the working classes everywhere they are installed? Yes. Ross Perot said that 40 FUCKING YEARS AGO. That’s called “flexible work-forces” and it’s a standard part of neoliberal economics and in case you haven’t noticed, even Killary is trying to distance herself from NAFTA these days and the TPP (which she really sees as the “gold standard” of job crushing globalist corporatism bills of rights, but more on her later) so what’s his real sin with regard to illegal immigration (yes, such a thing does exist)? The “Wall”? Anyone in the MSM say Israel’s wall is racist? Oh God NO!! Don’t say that you anti-Semite you!
All that being what it is, the MSM have decided to land upon Mt. Racism as their point of entry into the discussion of the Trumpalanche that took place yesterday. But the trouble with landing on the top of that mountain, is you’re CAUSING the racist cascade when you do that, not reporting on it. By constantly insisting Trump is playing up racism in his campaign the MSM is playing up racism in the campaign, not Trump. Or at least… more than he is. Which suits them just fine. Send in some more BlackLivesMatterSorosEmployees to another rally or two so they can get beat-up on live TV and let’s get this thing done right, shall we? I mean, why the fuck not with this freakshow of an election. We’re already wading through the gutter. Let’s lift the manhole covers and delve deeper into the fetid feces that is real underbelly of the Shining City on the Hill, shall we? WTF not?
Not only that, but if you voted for The Donald of the Multiple Failures in Business and Life yesterday because you don’t want a Canadian televangelist to be the next president, you wake up this morning being called a n*gger-hating cracker by well dressed assholes with nothing better to say on TV. That’s got to suck, right. The best bet you thought you had was some blovating blow-hard with a horrible comb-over and you voted for him because you’ve been told your whole life that billionaires are better than the rest of us, and now because you did, they’re saying you got a stockpile of wooden crosses in your backyard and a couple fresh new KKK uniforms in your trunk. Can’t win for losing.
Poor republicans. Gotta feel for ’em sometimes.
On the other hand, it don’t get much better on the flip side.
Everyone knows Killary is a war-criminal, a serial liar (how many times did she run from gunfire on that runway?), a tool of Wall Street and a former Sec. of State who illegally set up her private email server so she wouldn’t get caught committing crime after crime by simply erasing troubling emails (also highly illegal, but don’t mention that shit for God’s sake Bernie)
They also know she has every intention of following through with the “gold standard” of constitution (and job) killing “trade deals” which will benefit her billionaire benefactors like Goldman Sachs (for God’s sake, don’t talk about that either, Bernie) which will disproportionately affect working people of color here in the states.
And that’s too say NOTHING of the shit she did to Haiti while her husband was pocketing all that relief money the people of the world gave to the BLACK PEOPLE of Haiti to help them out (which they saw NONE of, thanks to Slick Willy) or all the brown people she blew up in Libya.
And guess what the big story is out of the MSM regarding exit polls yesterday?
Bernie only won the white male vote.
Blacks, Latinos and women killed the political revolution. ಠ_ಠ
According to exit polls discussed this morning on MSNBC, the numbers weren’t even close. Minorities by far and away pulled their little levers of democracy for a psychopathic war-criminal like they expected a prize to pop out of the bottom of the damn machines. (Okay. That might have been a little racist on my part. But I’m leaving it, cus it’s just funny)
I wonder if hatred and distrust of old white men factored into the equation at all here. Would that be considered racism? I know The Donald wasn’t involved, but is it possible?
More to the point, is that we are expected to think that (without actually saying it out loud)
Imagine the voter hoping against all hope that another fucking fascist Clinton doesn’t end up in the White House and dreams of Big Banking and Big Business being kicked the fuck out of the election process so a real democracy might somehow emerge and he votes yesterday and goes to bed with sweet dreams of the last of his ‘HOPE’ dancing in his head only to waken this morning and see the damn minorities pissed all over him. And for what? So Killary can kill welfare, universal healthcare and free college education for everyone?
He thinks “why would they do that? And women voted for that monster because she has a vagina? That’s all it takes? Really? REALLY?”
Is this what is really happening? Of course not. It’s a freakshow. And the MSM will do/say just about anything they can in order to keep you watching so they can sell more pharmaceuticals during their commercials.
Racism sells. It stokes the flames of discord and gets people to watch FitBit commercials between the episodes. It’s a nifty little way to distract from the real message on both sides and that is that we are about done with the One Party, the Business Party politics as usual in this country. Hell, I halfway expect to see The Donald come out today at some rally in blackface and Killary to start bragging about how much money she and Slick Willy made with their new Haitian slave plantations last year just to make sure everyone gets the message.
Hell, they would probably both go up in the ratings if they did… at least, that is according to MSM polls if you believe them.
Don’t turn on the TV. Move forward in your lives. The carnival of horrors will move into town with all the carnie druggie freaks, barkers and clowns as they always do (yes, Chris Mathews you drooling Clintonista, I am talking about you). But eventually they will move on, leaving someone else to clean up the pools of meth-soaked urine and oxy induced overdose vomit which is fast becoming a staple of the election industry in America....
"Results were known before polls opened Tuesday morning. The same holds throughout the farcical political season - a meaningless pre-scripted exercise in theater, substance entirely excluded.
Media hoopla conceals a process too corrupted to fix. Democracy in America is a four-letter word - a rigged Big Money controlled duopoly power system.
For what it’s worth, Trump and Clinton won big on Tuesday. Both look unstoppable to meet in November.
A Trump v. Clinton race amounts to choosing between death by hanging or firing squad - an unorthodox billionaire real estate tycoon v. Wall Street’s favorite.
"As evidenced not only by the title of this piece but as well by the contents, the ‘Teflon Don’ has covered all the bases. Typically, when someone has been targeted for destruction by organized Jewish interests, such targets suddenly find themselves cornered by something they said or did and are unable to escape from it. This is clearly not the case with Trump, and the Jews know it, and further, they know that by making a spectacle of themselves in accusing him of being a ‘racist’ and a ‘bigot’ and an ‘anti-Semite’, when his daughter converted to Judaism and when he has said nice things about Netanyahu and Israel that all they succeed in doing is tipping their hand and revealing themselves as the irrational, maniacal force that they are, and thus in the process, losing their credibility. They probably have figured out as well that killing him at this point would be too risky, as it would only give credence to websites such as this and to individuals such as yours truly, David Duke, Louis Farrakhan and others, and so, for this reason, we now see the Neocons defecting to Hillary Clinton’s camp....