Trump demolished Cruz in Indiana, and the polling for the remaining states must be brutal, because people are now stating that Cruz is quitting the race. Links when I have them.
So now Ted Cruz is free to go back to being the worst Senator in America.
Carly Fiorina was fake VP for under a week.
Your GOP, ladies and gentlemen.
@NBCNews 4s5 seconds ago
BREAKING: Ted Cruz to drop out of Republican race for president, @HallieJackson reports
Ted Cruz is the fucking worst.
“Then Deal Me In!”
Donald Trump – putting the con back into conservative.
@lamh36: I wonder how sad Hallie Jackson must be at this moment in time. She brutalized Ted Cruz more than once on the campaign trail.
Fiorina destroyed Cruz faster than she destroyed HP.
I love Donald Trump. Love that fucking guy.
Repeated from downstairs:
As vile as Trump is, ya gotta give him some kind of credit for destroying the republican party. And each and every one of its pond scum candidates in their turn, culminating with antichrist Cruz.
and there have already been layoffs
@Mike J: Apparently she didn’t get a golden parachute this time, as evidenced by her falling through the hellsmouth trap door the other day. As Cruz simply carried on being the most punchable face person in the world.
Carly Fiorina was the best fake primary campaign veep nom in US history. You can’t take that away from her.
And from what clips I heard of Cruz himself on the radio news, in the last days, he started sounding like an infomercial pitchman for a sketchy tax shelter who knew the feds were ransacking the back offices while he was desperately trying to make a few last sales.
At this point in time, is there any more personally satisfied Republican pol in existence than John Boehner?
Honestly. Isn’t he fucking killing it right now?
@jl: Hee. That was good. Now all I can think of is a mashup with “Gil” from The Simpsons in “Glengarry Glen Ross”.
It’s so fucking embarrassing! I’ve never voted for a Republican in my life, but as an American, I’m deeply ashamed that one of our two major parties would nominate such a vulgar, racist, ignorant jackass. Sorry, planet!
Kids with a lemonade stand handing you change? That’s what fueled and built this campaign? Are you sure that multi-million dollar loan from Goldman Sachs didn’t have more to do with it than a 4 and a 6 year old?
the Conster, la Citoyenne
Cruz not blinking an eye while Carly disappeared at his feet has to be the strangest and most symbolic epic fail of campaign moments evah. The guy has not one human social skill. He just doesn’t even scan as human. And then there’s The Donald. WTF over, Republicans.
So Cruz is better at delegate math than Sanders.
Trump is the Republican nominee, wow.
@Mike J: This. I also saw a brilliant tweet “Fiorina was brought on to fire all Cruz’s campaign staff.”
Carly remains far off stage out of camera range so she can’t be in the same shot as Cruz.
Well, I’m very pleased that Lucifer got his clock cleaned – he’s a scary person. And one other good thing about this is that it increases the likelihood of a somewhat legitimate 3rd party “conservative” challenge. There’s certainly more time to organize it given that this thing isn’t going to Cleveland.
But, on the other hand, having a Fascist clinch the nomination of one of the two major American political parties is a disastrous development that portends ill for our Republic. I don’t like that one bit. The Dems need to unify quickly.
@Calouste: I was wondering who was going to be the first person to bring Sanders into this.
At any rate, yes, the Republican Party will be more united than the Democratic Party at their convention. #SnatchingDefeatFromTheJawsOfVictory
I heard a snippet of Cruz in beserker mode, “Donald Trump is a serial philanderer and he boasts about it,” Cruz said. “This is not a secret, he’s proud of being a serial philander. I want everyone to think about your teenage kids. The president of the United States talks about how great it is to commit adultery. How proud he is, describes his battle with venereal disease as his own personal Vietnam. That’s a quote from the Howard Stern show. Do you want to spend the next five years with your kids bragging about infidelity?”
I’m sure this was in the last thread, but it’s a thing of beauty.
This along with the Lee Harvey Oswald headline is fantastic!
“Hear me now and believe me later!”
His speech is wrapping up.
“Tonight, I’m sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed. We left it all on the field in Indiana …. I’m not suspending our fight to defend the Constitution! …”
Former Ronald Reagan campaign manager Ed Rollins has joined the primary super PAC backing Donald Trump’s presidential bid.
@Betty Cracker: Well, hell, one of them had to win it. The one with the most obnoxious klaxon level presentation won, is all.
@eemom: I feel like that old line “if Trump killed it why won’t it stay dead?” Trump isn’t killing the Republican party, he’s going to lead it and its going to be just fine. He probably won’t win the election but so what? Enough of those assholes will still make it back into congress, or they aren’t up for re-election, that they will be fucking us over for years to come.
It’s up to Kasich now!!
When Cruz stepped out on stage my 12 year old said he’s definitely dropping out. He said he could tell because he was actually nice to the people on stage with him and because he’s losing so badly.
Awesome. I’m stealing that.
HaTed. I’m glad he’s gone.
This means Donald Trump is the GOP nominee for president. The Dems need to have an excellent GOTV strategy because we are all going into the gutter when Trump decides to take on Hillary. It’ll be enough to turn some people off politics for a generation. Ugh.
@aimai: If you were a Republican in congress, wouldn’t you rather be in opposition? You don’t have to actually deliver anything.
the Conster, la Citoyenne
……but but ON DEMAND FUNDING by the Koch brothers is going to let Paul Ryan decide the President.
I read this on the internet so it must be true
Path is totally clear for John Kasich now.
Is Kasich the last one to get the memo?
I’ve seen the New York Times story. (You’ll want to open it in a private window.)
The only apology Planet Earth can accept is you Americans ensuring that The Donald never sits in the Oval Office.
peach flavored shampoo
Save the theocracy until 2020. At that point, half the world will be under uber-acidified water, so nobody will care.
@aimai: rofl. :-)
Both she and Cruz piled the “God” stuff on extra-thick in their remarks. God has a pretty good sense of humor to whisper in their ears, “I want you to be President!”
I assume she negotiated a golden parachute for herself
What a fucking asshole, xin loi shithead.
@WarMunchkin: If Sanders cares about defeating Trump, now is the time to suspend his campaign as well, or at a minimum stop with the baseless insults and insinuations.
the Conster, la Citoyenne
How do they pull off a contested convention with only one participant?
I assume this was because Mephistopheles called in the note on Ted’s sorry excuse of a soul.
This is horrific. Not funny. Just sad and awful. I know everyone says that the democrats are going to win. But what if they dont?
Nonsense. The con has been in conservative long before Trump was running.
Anyone check on RtR recently?
@Punchy: Surely Trump can argue with himself.
That’s what impresses me so about Ted Cruz. He creeps out his own kids. A ten-year-old heckles him at a campaign event. Children can tell at a glance that he’s full of crap, and yet he made it to the US Senate.
Keep hoping we will wake up and Trump will just be the same bad piece of potato that generated Marley’;s ghost. However Erik son of Erik just announce that with Trumps win tonight, Hillary will be the next President.
Somewhere, Spy Magazine sheds a single tear.
Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.)
Wait, so Fiorina fell through a trap door while campaigning? Is there a clip of this? How is it that I haven’t heard anything about it? How long ago did this happen?
@Omnes Omnibus: #takeittothehouse!
Holy shit: Sheldon Silver got TWELVE years.
@Omnes Omnibus: He was sighted a couple of threads down claiming that a third party would inevitably arise, throw the election to the House, and I guess then President Ryan or something like that.
Poor dear hasn’t been the same ever since Jeb hung up the exclamation point and went back to private life.
Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.)
Was it anything like this?
I want a Dalek to appear on that stage: Ex-ter-min-a-Ted.
the Conster, la Citoyenne
West of the Rockies (been a while)
I hope this puts a cap on Cruz’s future aspirations. Four years from now he will be a little chunkier, more smarmy and embittered, and still more of his face will have melted. He should be damaged goods.
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.): It was a front page post here on BJ just yesterday (or day before).
Davis X. Machina
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2016 GOP presidential ticket.
Brannigan/Kif (That’s ‘Kif Kiftie’)
Fuck, it’s Trump then. Wait! Has Bill Kristol weighed in yet?
Ouday and Kusay are probably celebrating tonight with their birther father.
What a time to get through a primary sober. Cole, you have my respect.
I did my shift of GOTV for Hillary’s campaign Saturday morning.
What are y’all ready to do?
@rk: Even if Hillary wins the gop is still in the hands of the crazy people whose actions lead to Trump. Cruz, Scott, Brownbeck, and all of the only slightly less crazy Senators and Congresspeople.
Forget it Amir, it’s Texas.
Mike in NC
Had Ted Cruz been born a hundred years ago, in another country, he could have been the Butcher of Prague!
Cruz would be worse than Trump.
Sister Rail Gun of Warm Humanitarianism
Mnem and other Hamilfans: Have y’all looked in on the Daily Daveed Diggs tumblr today?
And looked at the Astaire nominees?
@burnspbesq: I remember when the judge was an AUSA, I’m surprised he didn’t get more time.
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.): Cracker thread yesterday.
Pay attention! :-)
So, to what rightwing sites should one go to appreciate the best-performed wailing and rending of garments?
@rk: America: First we sold the world on democracy, then we gave the world second thoughts.
@Amir Khalid: NRO
And vice versa.
Me and all my Bernie friends are going to work for him in the primary and then bust our butts for the Party nominees in the General.
It’s what I’ve done since 1964.
ETA: DFH-pinko commie Bernie friends
A Ghost To Most
I think we got this, but you might not want to watch, unless you like watching train-wreck sausage being made.
He took the entire clown car OUT ?
I have to admit….him ridding us of Rafael does warm the heart – that sociopath just KNEW that he would win. Bye bye ? Rafael ? ?
I wonder what will be on the cover of the next National Review. Slit wrists?
It’s entirely academic now — I waited too long to share my thoughts — but I’m finding myself fascinated (in a bird-gazing-at-cobra kind of way) with some of the rhetorical tics Ted Cruz employs. I just listened (audio only) to his, I guess you’d call it a concession speech, and the stylistic devices were on full display. The main thing that I find creepy as hell is the way he begins delivering each sentence or point in a strong declarative voice, but at the end of each sentence or point he drops into a kind of breathy whisper, a faux-intimate tone to deliver the last couple of words. I guess it’s supposed to convey that he’s overcome by the sacredness of his message or something. It makes me itch, but I’m guessing his true believers find it very effective. Is there a term for this? Any rhetoricians in the house?
Anyhow, he’s O.U.T. now and deo volente we never have to listen to him again. Disappear forever, Senator Cruz. Yes, and your little Carly too.
@West of the Rockies (been a while):
I doubted it. Based on his concession speech, seems pretty clear he intends to remain a first class asshole in the Senate. But, hopefully the stench of loser remains to prevent him from winning an election outside of Texas.
That, and Cruz not getting the evangelical vote like he thought he would.
I walked from East 54th to the UWS this afternoon. I had forgotten how much of midtown is Trump-branded. Trump Tower is in sort of permanent crowd-control mode now. I half-expected the Ghostbusters to walk out of the front lobby.
@Amir Khalid: Redstate.
@Amir Khalid: RedState’s news coverage:
Well, shocking for people who can’t count and have the self-awareness of a particularly obtuse sea slug.
@Amir Khalid: KLo’s Corner of Crazy.
@rk: Well, it’s up to every thoughtful American who cares about the future of this country to make sure Donald Trump remains an embarrassing footnote to history, not #45.
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.): This reminded me to watch that video again. You would think it might get old, but it doesn’t.
@Betty Cracker: Our country elected Andrew Jackson to President. Twice. A vulgar, racist, ignorant jackass. Who also committed genocide. And then in the 20th century, put him on the $20 dollar bill. And then in the 21st century, had to have a giant argument over whether it was ok to take his vulgar, racist, ignorant ass OFF the $20 bill to replace with an actual American hero(ine). A still can’t commit to doing it until 2030, at which point a Republican could be President and nix the whole thing.
The big news here, of course, is that it looks like Sanders is going to win Indiana.
Indiana is a great state, really representative of America. It isn’t one of those types of states filled with mouth-breathing morans like those that have previously voted.
Technically there isn’t a weighting of later primary states but there really should be because the candidates are so much more developed now and the voters have had a real opportunity to get to know them. The super delegates really should step up and recognize which campaign really has the momentum here. Todays voters in Indiana weren’t weighing a virtual unknown like the voters in states that Clinton previously “won.”
the Conster, la Citoyenne
He must be catatonic on the floor of the thread just below. Holy crap, can he ever pick’m.
Glenn Beck said he’d be suicidal if Cruz lost Indiana. I can’t imagine what this will do to him.
HEY! Don’t be hating on sea slugs. They have 18,000 neurons. Which is double the number found in the plurality of Red State readers.
If you needed any further evidence, this just proves that if there is a God, She is a woman and She is laughing her head off at the trick she pulled on ExterminaTED.
@I’mNotSureWhoIWantToBeYet: Yer f–king kidding,right?
the Conster, la Citoyenne
Say what now?
I’m getting a little impatient waiting for RollingAlong’s spin on Cruz’s long walk off a short pier. And I want some of that sweet, sweet ON DEMAND FUNDING.
David ?Canadian Anchor Baby? Koch
I thought there were term limits
Man, do I miss the old J Stew-Colbert lineup right now.
A Ghost To Most
Free Republic really brings the crazy.
Bill E Pilgrim
Lived through a similar freakout once. It came out okay.
Freakouts* can be good, they tend to focus the mind of the electorate.
*Now I’m wondering if it’s “freaksout” for the plural, you know, like attorneys general.
I guess I am too much of a hard-ass. I am not embarrassed. I am glad the base character of the Republican base is on full display so that it can be shunned and defeated. People who insist they can’t vote for Hillary ask me, “How will you feel if he (Trump) becomes president.?” I will feel nothing but contempt for those who put him there and burrow in for the four years. I am not giving these people an excuse to blame anyone but their fearful, bigoted, low info selves.
Kids see everything.
To be fair, Maddow did explain that he won his one election by connecting with the sliver of determined crazies that would come out for a primary election in July.
Looks like I picked the wrong
weekelection to give up sniffing glue.
@rk: I’m not allowed to actually say it in polite liberal company, but yeah, President Trump is a real, nontrivial possibility that we need to consider a strategy around. #ImWithHer of course, but I think curtailing drone powers, surveillance powers, an active government oversight committee will be immensely important. Of course, they’re immensely important now…
I blame Obama.
Bernie’s Bandar log seem to be out in full force spreading doom and gloom. Thanks guys!
More hopefully, one of his fellow Republican Senators takes a cane to him and beats him down on the Senate floor. According to L Graham, no one would convict that person.
I just went over to Redstate for the schadenfreude (in an incognito window) . They’re talking about drafting Rick Perry for a third-party move. Somebody did get in a good line: I’m not worried about a military coup. Nobody could live through the powerpoint presentations needed to make that happen.
These are the bitter fruits of public employee unions controlling the education of our children for 60 years: Hillary vs Trump. We’ve educated two generations of idiots.
If we’re really lucky, he’ll follow through.
Drop the mic!
@trollhattan: Can we get an executive order to bring them back til November?
My friend (who knows exactly where my vote is going) keeps telling me, “I like Kasich.” Not sure if he thinks it will change my mind or if he is just hoping he can provoke me into going off. I told him that Kasich is a faux moderate in my view. But, he likes Kasich.
@Amaranthine RBG: Too overwrought. I grade it B-.
Long Island weeps.
I’ll call it: Sanders is probably going to win Indiana. Clinton has a lead in Lake County, but it doesn’t look big enough to erase Sanders’ lead when all the precincts are in. Sanders is winning Indianapolis, which I think people assumed was strong territory for Clinton.
It won’t make a substantial difference in the delegate situation, but it’s another modest but significant miss for the polling, which had Clinton substantially ahead. Sanders is going to hang on longer.
@Amaranthine RBG: This is sarcastic, right? Elections are supposed to be about votes, at least that’s what I learned.
Do you, personally, believe the super delegates should give it to Sanders based on momentum?
Awww, now poor Kropadope is going to have to spend all night shitting his pants and screaming about “UNVERIFIABLE RANDOS” again. :^(
But there really should be…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
The Dem primary wasn’t in Indiana as well?
@Bill E Pilgrim: Sean T @ Real Clear Politics tweeted, “The Republican Party, at least for now, is now the Front National.” This is not a Democrat saying that.
If he does, it won’t be because tonight’s results have anything to do with anything. The delegate split will be about even. It’s not going to reignite the fund-raising machine.
Ain’t gonna happen Obvious Anagram. You’re screwed several ways from Tuesday and twice on Sunday. You’ve lost the Presidency and the Senate and put the House in play.
If only Cruz had read your posts about the BIG MONEY BOYS ON DEMAND MAJOR TRUMP SCANDAL NEWS COMING TONIGHT he wouldn’t have dropped out. How sad.
Bill E Pilgrim
@Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.):
I think she was just bailing early but her golden parachute failed to open.
L O fuckin’ L
Everyone dies. Duh.
@CaseyL: Serious question: what/who does Nat Rev endorse for the general? They wont flip a 180 and endorse The Don, will they? They wont pimp HRC, and likely no 3rd party happening. Are they going to simply suggy that Repubs sit this one out?
Seems like Bernie’s going to win Indiana. Tad Devine is laughing with glee.
Bill E Pilgrim
@Mike J: Fascinating. Note that my comment I linked to was back in Feb, so I claim dibs, until shown otherwise. There was a whole article about the idea also in the New Yorker in March I think it was. I think it was the New Yorker.
Wonder how Donald is going to treat this speech. Coming in like it’s a circus.
Trump made him an offer he couldn’t refuse? Anyway, it saves Trump money.
I’m glad the two daughters are going to be released from the public humiliation of their father bragging about how he hits them.
@ecomcon: That’s almost as good as being guaranteed a victory by Bill Kristol.
@dmsilev: LMAO at “particularly obtuse sea slug.”
He should be laughing. His candidate came from an 8 point deficit and is currently leading in Indiana.
Mike in NC
@goblue72: To modern Americans, Andrew Jackson can surely come across as a genocidal scumbag, but back then he was the hero of the Battle of New Orleans, effectively winning the War of 1812 for the USA and preventing the British from reclaiming all of North America.
@Felanius Kootea: A popular outgoing POTUS with an acid tongue and no fucks to give, Senators Warren and Franken, the Big Dog unleashed, and Joe the BFD Biden got this. HRC won’t even have mud on the hem of her skirt when this is done.
@Amir Khalid: Oh, Red State. Always Red State. The wing nut tears are delicious tonight.
@Mike in NC: The voting population was a bit different back then too.
@Mike in NC: The Battle of New Orleans was fought after the peace treaty had been signed.
@Omnes Omnibus: I’m sure it’s drinking, heavily. I think it said it’d vote for HRC if Trump was the nom.
which amounts to basically nothing in terms of delegates.
I was hoping Cruz would name his Cabinet. Trump could be his HUD secretary.
It’s Texas, Amir.
@dr. bloor: The media and candidates’ fans tend to treat primaries as if they were winner-take-all contests.
Are you sure? I bet KKarl Rove might be pondering just that,
Trump is trying to be gracious. Not really pulling it off.
What Sanders should be doing is conceeding..we know, he knows it but Devine and Weaver still need a paycheck.
Duly noted he is more developed. We all see his shtick now.
Deadline for Texas is Monday with 80k signatures.
pseudonymous in nc
Indiana’s a potluck state: it’s one part Chicago outer burbs, one part Louisville outer burbs, one part Indianapolis, and one part whatever else. It doesn’t even know what time it is.
@WarMunchkin: I think that is a really outdated idea. George Will, as usual, has some great insight here:
He was referring to the republican primary, of course, but his analysis is just as persuasive regarding the democrats.
@Punchy: My guess would be: they don’t do an endorsement for President, and instead focus on the downticket races. My guess is that’ll be the strategy for most of the GOP establishment.
But I could be wrong. GOPers have made an art of living with cognitive dissonance and the Two Minute Hate. It’s entirely possible they’ll forget their animus for Trump and become his greatest cheerleaders – because the thought of a(nother) Clinton Administration would be more than they can bear.
@Betty Cracker: If he had, it would have been the first time. The Trump DNA is notoriously missing the “Grace” gene.
I so wanted Cruz to go down due to a horrible mistake or revelation that would erase him from politics until kingdom come.
He’ll probably come out to say how hard he’s been praying over this and then he’ll give all the glory to g.
Bill E Pilgrim
Trump’s speech looks like a Robert Palmer video.
Typical nice touch to send each of his parents out alone to walk the perp walk.
@Bill E Pilgrim: Outstanding, although Trump has no chance at getting as stiff as Palmer.
[Jim Nabors voice] “Surprise, surprise!”
@Bill E Pilgrim: I said the same thing to a friend, the Robert Palmer girls look bored!
@Amaranthine RBG: She is going to be the Democratic nominee. Deal with it. Mentally constructing ever more Byzantine mental arguments as to why she shouldn’t doesn’t change the facts on the ground.
@SuzieC: Maybe. ;-)
FEMA Camp Counselor
@Amaranthine RBG: This is satire, right?
Tilda Swinton's Bald Cap
@Amaranthine RBG: You need to be put in the care of a mental health professional.
I think you just gave away the plot.
Sadly, the number of us who give a shit about such stuff is a rounding error.
@srv: If GRRM were writing the ending it would take at least seven years, not six months, and it might well never appear.
Cr-ooze in other words: “He’s a more adept liar than me, and I’m jealous.”
the Conster, la Citoyenne
@Tilda Swinton’s Bald Cap:
Yup, now lunatic Ella from New Mexico will become one of your creepy stalkers too for suggesting there’s something not quite right with all of these delusional Sanders dead enders.
$6.5 mil in fines and restitution may have had something to do with that.
I surprised that so many people who consider themselves “liberal” or “progressive” are comfortable having the election outcome depend solely on how a bunch of people from political backwater states voted.
Of course, the fix is in and DSW and her cadre are going to do everything they can to make the election about “votes” and not “Ideas.”
The future has not been written. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves.
damn you sure are one spiteful son of a bitch, aren’t you.
The whiniest line from the whiniest actor in an otherwise great action film.
Which states would those be?
@chopper: @Omnes Omnibus:
Look, I know that your mindless cheerleading for Hillary prevents you from seeing the obvious but the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.
All of these people who are trying to make this election about “votes” instead of “ideas” just show that those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.
The Thin Black Duke
@Amaranthine RBG: I love the smell of White Privilege whining in the morning.
@Corner Stone: Just take a look at the list of states that voted early. Places like South Carolina – nothing there but a bunch of hayseeds humping toppled statues.
Indiana is much more representative of Real America in my view. It’s crazy that the pro-America areas of this great nation don’t have their votes weighted more than the other places.
pseudonymous in nc
@Amaranthine RBG: ah, now the whiff of troll is undeniable.
@Amaranthine RBG: @Amaranthine RBG: Wow. You aren’t even trying, are you?
@The Thin Black Duke: I can’t believe you people. You obviously don’t have a clue how much Bernie Sanders has done for the blacks in this country. Do you actually think it would have been possible for Obama to be elected had Bernie not laid the foundation for his efforts?
@Omnes Omnibus: One doesn’t have to try very hard when people like you are involved. I see your top-notch analytical skills are just a tippy top notch as always. Really, an impressive sight to see. Formidable. Tumescent. A real presence.
If Bill Kristol makes the same prediction, we’re well and truly fucked. When has Kristol ever been right about anything?
@Amaranthine RBG: Come on, man. I feel used now that I see “Real America” in caps in your response. This feels dirty, but I blame myself.
As odious as Erikson is, he doesn’t have the same record of being consistently, stupidly wrong as Kristol does. Oh he’s evil, but he’s not always 100% wrong in his predictions.
@Corner Stone: Now you just hush. Me and this here Omnes Autobus is having ourselves a high-level discussion. He’s mansplainin’ to me the what the facts on the ground is.
@Amaranthine RBG: @Amaranthine RBG: Okay, not a Bernie dead ender, a troll. Got it. Thanks.
It may have been noted already, but now we will see how quickly and completely the GOP will now get behind Trump. They will be trading in the klown kar for a shiny new and huge Trump mobile.
Now the pressure is on the Dems to get your shit together.
@Omnes Omnibus: I sure hope you don’t depend on that noggin of yours to make a living cuz you is a bit slow on the uptake there pardner.
@Amaranthine RBG: I am ever so insulted. Or whatever.
A+ trolling, would chortle heartily at again
@Roger Moore: The Red Convention
Carly Fiorina, former VP nominee of unnominee Ted Cruz, will have to let Trump know that she is now available to be his VP running mate. Anyone who thought that the rarest attribute in the GOP was intelligence will have to admit it may be self-respect.
I hate to say it, but I’m afraid that HRC’s negatives are a lot more solid than Trump’s. The American people are dumb and ignorant enough to be persuaded that Trump is better than Clinton. Clinton may be in for the most savage campaign any presidential candidate has faced — possibly ever. I suspect that people who have been predicting a Clinton landslide may be in for a big surprise.
If so, Republicans, who have been planning what to do after Clinton’s expected 50 state sweep, will have to figure out how to reclaim the party they lost to Trump in 2016.
I’m no fan of Clinton’s, but I’m going to volunteer for her campaign. It is time for Democrats to put away the over-confidence and start working as though Clinton is a decided underdog. It’s still early, but Rasmussen just came out with their latest national poll — Trump 41 Clinton 39. I don’t trust Rasmussen, but polls like that can help persuade people that Trump is acceptable after all. Especially when the people are as stupid as the average American voter is.
Is this history as tragedy or farce? I can’t tell right now.
@Linnaeus: Usually, it is farce.
Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself.
@Matt McIrvin: If I’m not mistaken, Rachel Maddow said Hillary didn’t RUN in Indiana, wasn’t there and hadn’t spent any money in Indiana?
I see the kabuki theater of this but it puzzles me. I guess Obama ain’t the only one who can say ‘go ahead, force me left’? This might be a good election to run as a raging hippie. I sure hope so.
Someone in the Clinton brain trust is OK with Bernie owning the platform and being the presumptive ‘ideas guy’ as long as he can’t possibly win the actual nomination. I would be so stunned that I wouldn’t be entirely delighted if Bernie pulled out a string of victories at this point.
Are late-primary Bernie victories supposed to make anybody-but-Trump Republicans panic and see Hillary as not nearly so liberal as they thought? After all, Bernie is a socialist proposing to tax everybody 726473%. I also wonder what the hell Trump proposes to do about this, start endorsing Bernie’s character every chance he gets? We’ve all blasted straight past the insanity event horizon o_O