September 4th, 2015
Update: Hugh Hewitt on Trump: I don’t think it’s a gotcha question to ask about the forces surrounding Israel. Excuses, excuses. GOP voters won’t care that Trump does not know the names of the killers. GOP voters will listen to Limbaugh who provided Ronald Reagan’s answer to the gotcha questions of his era, “It doesn’t matter if I know their names. They need to know mine.”
Wanna know why Donald Trump is so triumphant? Look at what happened this week with JeBush and Hugh Hewitt.
Let’s look at JeBush v. Trump first.
Donald Trump slaps JeBush around all the time. It’s like Bugs Bunny the hare, versus Elmer Fudd the doofus.
To borrow from Bugs, JeBush can’t catch a cold let alone get a clue. Meanwhile the hair, er, hare, in the guise of Donald Trump runs rings arrrrrrrround the fellow.
We’re not the only ones who’ve noticed that Donald Trump hits Bush on the least substantive yet most substantive issue there is. What do we mean? Donald Trump is not blasting JeBush on illegal immigration amnesty nor Common Core. Those are substantive policy debates that Trump has in reserve ready to deploy whenever he so desires.
What Trump attacks is JeBush’s low energy level. That’s a substantive attack that goes right to the issue that attracts so many people to Trump. When Trump speaks about illegal immigration, or economic issues he does so with a sense of urgency and a burst of energy that leaves the viewer with a sense that Trump really, really understands how deeply important those issues are. JeBush? After JeBush speaks the urge is to grab a pillow and snooze some more even after catching all those Zzzzzs during the JeBush speech.
Trump’s attacks against JeBush resonate because Trump says JeBush is low energy then when you see JeBush at some event or other JeBush reinforces the Trump message by being, well, low energy.
This week though we saw Donald J. Trump pounce as JeBush reinforced another Trump truth about JeBush. Yeah, Spanish.
This week JeBush roused himself from his low energy doldrums to attack Donald Trump. JeBush sounded as if he was alive. JeBush went to town to trash The Donald. Trouble is that JeBush launched his attack against Trump in Spanish.
This attack via Spanish was a big mistake by JeBush and Trump recognized it was a big mistake immediately with a grand counterattack.
Let’s unpack this episode because it says so much about Bunny Trump and Elmer JeBush. This is what we so generously wrote about JeBush on the day he announced his exploratory effort:
As much as we might be sickened by this news and as little as we like Jeb we admit that he is an extremely formidable candidate. His pluses? He’s from Florida, his wife is Latina, he speaks Spanish around the house so he is very Spanish fluent (unlike that boob Barack who pretended to be so smart but his claims to Spanish ability are restricted to recognizing items on the Taco Bell menu), the business establishment loves him, he’ll have tons of money, he’ll have tons of the best operatives in the political world, his dad and brother have been president so he has experience in national campaigns, his son just got elected to statewide office in Texas (a counter along with W. to Perry and Cruz for Texas support), he has executive experience as a very successful Florida governor, he is viewed as sane, he is not afraid to take on the conservative wing of the Republican Party, he can credibly claim to be able to attract Latino/a support, he looks “presidential”, his family is reconciled to a run, his dad and to some extent his brother are highly regarded, and for a long time he has been considered a high probability “winner”.
All those advantages, except one, have heretofore been usurped by Trump or negated by Trump. All except one.
That one quality JeBush has that Trump cannot match is the Spanish speaking ability. It is a very real JeBush strength. Or at least, it was. Until this week.
Donald Trump wrote the book The Art of the Deal. It’s clear after this week that Trump read The Art of War. The one strength JeBush has, Trump has removed.
From here on, despite all his protestations, JeBush will be wary of using Spanish to his advantage. Trump pointed out the obvious. JeBush, fear filled to attacked Trump because JeBush wanted to wage a happy campaign, decided to attack Trump, but not in English. In Spanish. All this does is reinforce Donald Trump’s messages about a cowardly JeBush who craves to be loved by illegal immigrants and who carries all the baggage of amnesty.
JeBush would like to turn this into an attack on the virtues of multi-lingualism. But that is not the problem with JeBush’s attack, in Spanish, against Trump. Many Americans are well aware that almost always Muslim countries will release articles or publish letters in English that are anodyne. But in their native tongues these same Muslim countries will distribute virulent literature that attacks the West, American, and America’s allies and virtues.
That’s the problem with what JeBush has done. He is timid and sweet in English. But his words are nasty and vile in Spanish. Trump called attention to the JeBush doublespeak and from now on JeBush will arouse suspicions whenever he speaks Spanish again. In vulgar terms, Donald J. Trump, strategist in the art of war, just pissed in JeBush’s water.
CNN better not drink the water either. Donald J. Trump has defiled their reservoirs as well. The urinal is named Hugh Hewitt.
Hugh Hewitt will be one of the moderators of the second GOP debate on September 16 to be televised by CNN. Donald Trump is busy prepping the battlefield for that debate. Trump has been attacking Hewitt as the same defenders of the GOP establishment try to bolster Hewitt.
Why is Trump going after Hewitt? Well, they got into a wrangle as Hewitt asked a bunch of “gotcha” questions to Trump concerning the not yet dead leaders of Muslim terror groups and nations. But that is not the strategy behind the Trump take down of Hewitt. Trump is prepping the battlefield of the next debate because Donald Trump knows who Hugh Hewitt is.
Hugh Hewitt is a Trump hater who does not think Trump is qualified to be president. Yet, Hugh Hewitt will host the second debate. Who is Hugh Hewitt? Hugh Hewitt is a Trump hater:
Next GOP Debate Moderator Hugh Hewitt Comes Out Against Trump
Now the question becomes whether a nationally syndicated radio host who thinks Trump doesn’t have the “temperament” to be president — Hugh Hewitt — can be a fair moderator in the next debate.
Hewitt, a nationally syndicated radio host through Salem Communications, will, along with CNN’s Jake Tapper, moderate the next GOP debate on Sept. 16 at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. Salem Communications is the same company that owns Red State—whose founder Erick Erickson, a Fox News contributor, chose not to invite Dr. Ben Carson to his gathering of GOP candidates and activists this past weekend in Atlanta and disinvited Trump.
This weekend on Meet The Press in an exchange with host Chuck Todd, Hewitt admitted he doesn’t think Trump can be president of the United States.
“Hugh Hewitt, let me start with you,” Todd asked Hewitt. “Does Donald Trump have the temperament to be president?”
“No, no he doesn’t,” Hewitt replied. “A disappointing part of this debate is it was a 9-10 debate in a 9-11 world. We have the Iran deal coming up, the most consequential deal facing probably the next 30 to 40 years in the world. It got very little attention. The Russian cyber attack on the Pentagon got very little attention.”
“Is that the candidates’ fault or the organizers’ fault?” Todd interjected.
“Well, it’s both,” Hewitt said before blaming Trump for Fox News’ mistakes. “Donald stepped on a lot of important stories. The New York Times has a story on Hillary Clinton’s server. Only Scott Walker brought up Hillary Clinton’s server. So I thought what he did to build the audience, it was enormous, at the same time I wanted a different issue set talked about so the Republican primary voter lost.”
When Hewitt appeared on Morning Joe on MSNBC on Monday morning, he doubled down in his belief that Trump doesn’t have the “temperament” to be president of the United States. During that appearance, Hewitt did criticize the Fox News moderators for in his opinion being “out to embarrass Donald Trump” while not spending enough time talking about important issues.
Host Joe Scarborough later in the segment—before Hewitt doubled down on his anti-Trump comments—noted that “Hugh Hewitt, by the way, has not been positive about Donald Trump.”
“There are a couple things about temperament,” Hewitt said on Scarborough’s show. [snip]
These are hardly the only times where Hewitt has shown himself to be opposed to the candidacy of Donald Trump for president. While he was appearing on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program in late July, Hannity opened a segment with Hewitt by asking: “Hugh, as I know, you’ve been a bit of a critic of Donald Trump.”
“Yeah,” Hewitt agreed. [snip]
“I do, and I was very critical of the comments about Sen. McCain but I will say this and I think it’s true about every one in the race on both sides of the aisle and of all the presidential candidates for the past many years, Donald Trump is the only one about whom it is likely a broadway musical will be made,” Hewitt replied, mocking Trump’s candidacy. “That is what he is. I have never said that before but it occurred to me on vacation—I’ve been on vacation for a couple of weeks. He’s vastly entertaining.”
A moment later, Hewitt predicted that Trump’s overwhelming support among Republicans “won’t last.”
“It won’t last, I don’t think it will last, I’m skeptical of it lasting,” Hewitt said.
On Meet The Press on Sunday, when Hewitt was giving his opinion on the exact same thing, he said “the Trump thing will—as David [Brooks] says, the 20 percent is going to go I think to 10 but the candidates need to keep talking about big issues.”
Todd, the Meet The Press host, got the joke. “Hugh, are you wishing it away?” Todd asked Hewitt.
“No I don’t think so,” Hewitt replied.
In addition to Hewitt’s criticisms of Trump, he has also predicted Republicans will fail in 2016—and that current Democratic frontrunner former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the next president.
Hugh Hewitt will not be an impartial moderator at the CNN debate. Hugh Hewitt is another Jorge Ramos – an activist without a clue. Hugh Hewitt will not be fair. Hugh Hewitt will demand candidates hew to his line of thinking at the debate. Hugh Hewitt has to be called out. Now. Before the debate. Trump is doing his job.
September 1st, 2015
The Republican Party has the greatest opportunity ever to become a majority party. The Republican Party establishment responds to the opportunity with fear and loathing.
Barack Obama is the one who has gifted the Republican Party with this great inheritance even as the Republican Party struggles mightily to reject the glorious gift.
What did Obama do? Barack Obama destroyed the once great Democratic Party of FDR/JFK/WJC. Obama expelled the White Working Class and senior citizens from the Democratic Party in favor of his situation comedy demographics “coalition of the ascendant.”
The Democratic Party’s loss is the Republican Party’s gain. Why? For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. That’s Newtonian physics. In politics the same rule applies.
The people Obama purged from his Obama Dimocrat Party found themselves politically homeless. Now Donald Trump either by design or sheer luck leads the politically homeless to the Republican Party and the old guard bears its teeth of brass and snarls.
The old guard of the Republican Party sees their grip on the party weakened even as the party grows in strength everywhere but at the presidential level. The Republican Party is strong locally and in states but nationally, before Trump, it was moribund.
Leaders such as John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, controlled and directed by forces that hate the conservative and evangelical base of the Party, led the Republican Party into a posture of lies and more lies. The Republican Party leadership lied to the Party base in much the same way the Obama Dimocrat Party lies to its base.
It’s not just the Republican and Obama Dimocrat Parties that are liars. The unions lie to their members about the negative impact of illegal immigration and legal immigration on workers’ salaries because the unions want more dues payers and political power. Women’s groups lie to their members for financial gain and for political power for the leaders – screw the women. Everywhere liars called “leaders” lie to the people who pay the bills and their salaries.
The lies told by the entire political class have sheepishly been accepted by a majority of the population. But then Donald Trump spoke up with his booming voice and it was almost like in a movie when the gulled victim wakes up and confronts the evildoers.
It’s an old story exemplified into cliche. It’s the “Emperor’s New Clothes” when all is fine until a little boy shatters the world by telling the obvious truth. That’s what Donald Trump has done. Trump told the truth and nothing will ever be the same ever again.
Remember when Chris Christie was considered a tough talking truth teller? Compared to the other bland candidates Christie stood out. But compared to Trump the once considered brash Christie is bland as beige knickers. The world changed.
Remember when Rand Paul was considered the most daring of the GOP candidates? Remember when Jeb Bush was considered the financial juggernaut? Remember when Cruz was considered the most conservative? Remember when Walker was considered the effective fighter? Remember when Rubio was considered the future? Remember when? It all changed.
When someone or something is so different, so new, the past itself is changed. The past is perceived differently. After Picasso, art was different. It was the Shock of the New. After Wagner, opera is different. After talkies, cinema is changed. After Einstein, science and our perception of reality is changed.
After Trump, all is changed. There will be a counter-revolution. After all after Lech and Solidarity the Polish government tried to put the workers back in chains, the horses back in the barn, the toothpaste in the tube. Eventually however, the Berlin Wall falls, the Soviet Empire of Evil crashes, and Lech and Solidarity are proven to be heralds of a new world.
After many failed starts, we might have seen the first feeble attempts to bring on the counter-revolution, the Restoration of the old guard. Jeb Bush has fired his first wheeze against Trump. Let the attack ads begin: New Jeb Bush ad hits Trump for being a fake conservative:
So who is the “fake conservative” and does anyone care? Jeb Bush dredged up past Donald Trump statements to attack front-runner Trump. Do the millions that never voted but now support Trump care? Do the millions of former Democrats who are now homeless care about what is or who is not a “fake conservative?”
And on illegal immigration and Common Core, who is the “fake conservative?” Is the “fake conservative” the one who protects American workers or is the “fake conservative” the one who does the biding of the Chamber of Commerce and their quest for a low wage society alongside trillions of taxpayer dollars for crony capitalists?
The world changed but Jeb Bush is like an old Bourbon king unable to accept the strange doings outside the palace. Jeb Bush is not alone. The yellow belly Erick Erickson of Red State bemoans the death of the Republican Party brought on by Donald Trump:
The beginning of the end of the Republican Party has started. On Friday, I told you the Republican Party is dying. Then, yesterday, Ross Douthat in the New York Times echoed my key point.
Mine was that the Republican leaders in Washington would see the decline of Donald Trump as proof that they need do nothing to change. [snip]
In short, the GOP has become so incestuous it continues to hemorrhage and will die. It cannot adapt because the key consultants it has shaping its future are wedding to the capital that comes from not changing.
It should be eye opening to the Republican leaders in Washinton that Ross Douthat and I have come to the same conclusion — they will not recognize the need to change and will therefore die.
Erickson is demented. His complaint is that the Republican Party will crush Trump then will refuse to do what is necessary which is to change from their present corporate crony claque. That Erickson believes that Trump is in decline is delusional. That Erickson does not see that Trump is the change Erickson clamors for is demented.
W. James Antle, III, is possibly worse than Erickson. For Antle, Trump is a David Duke engaged in “white identity politics.” If it was that simple, Trump could be race-baited out of existence with ease. That Trump still stands should clue Antle that his analysis is ineffective race-baiting.
Among the Trump haters and detractors few (perhaps only one) can challenge Ben Domenech as the prime Trump hater. Domenech predicts the death of the Republican Party because Domench requires a purity so pure that the very mention of Trump dilutes that purity. It’s a disjointed argument made more deranged because the purity that Domench demands can only be found among the Apostles now in triumph behind the Pearly Gates. Ben Domench does not understand that the purity he desires can never be a winning formula for a political party. But Domench wants purity, not Trump:
Donald Trump Hangs The Elephant
The argument against Donald Trump requires you to believe in the Republican Party as a vehicle for something different than the Democratic. People don’t. [snip]
The poll numbers from serious organizations are consistent, and they illustrate Trump’s staying power and the desire for an outsider candidate. But it is not just theater: as Matt Lewis notes this morning, contained within Trump’s enduring appeal are the seeds of a conservative crackup.
Trump’s support is solid despite the simple fact of his policy positions in favor of higher taxes, gun restrictions, single-payer, partial-birth abortion, and recent past as a Hillary-donating, Obama-voting Democrat. None of these things can hurt Trump, because none of them matter to his supporters, and because the chief argument against them requires you to believe in the Republican Party as a vehicle for something different than the Democratic – a fact that is no longer an item of belief for many voters.
When the talking points coming out of Mitch McConnell’s mouth are essentially identical to those coming out of the White House – an agenda divorced from the priorities of a significant portion of the electorate, of trade and reauthorizations and appropriations and device tax repeal and governing – why should they believe any different? Why should such a party continue to exist if it exists to serve the people who donate, not the people who vote? What use is such a party to the people? Why not dissolve it and create another?
Frustrated GOP presidential candidates are responding to Trump’s rise by saying loudly: “He’s not a Republican!” And the people are responding: “So? WTF is that?” Republicans who say “Trump’s damaging the Republican brand” are saying it to a bunch of people who don’t care – and in fact, think America needs a candidate who really doesn’t care about the “Republican brand”, whatever that is.
Ross Douthat has more on this appeal, and Trump’s unique role as a traitor to his class, noting that where The Tea Party demanded essentially a return to the fiscal conservative roots of fusionist Republicanism, Trump offers a much bigger break with the past:
So far he’s running against the Republican establishment in a more profound way than the Tea Party, challenging not just deviations from official conservative principle but the entire post-Reagan conservative matrix. He can wax right wing on immigration one moment and promise to tax hedge fund managers the next. He’ll attack political correctness and then pledge to protect entitlements. He can sound like Pat Buchanan on trade and Bernie Sanders on health care. He regularly attacks the entire Iraq misadventure, in its Bush-era and Obama-era manifestations alike, in a way that neither mainstream Republicans nor Hillary Clinton can plausibly manage.
Christopher Caldwell’s piece notes the appeal of his economic message.
Trump is in the early stages of deploying a powerful and popular protectionist platform. He does not use the word “protectionism,” preferring to call it free trade managed by people who know how to negotiate deals. But his voice takes a vengeful tone when he describes his trade policy. He has promised to enlist some of the toughest negotiators in New York to lay down the law. [snip]
Byron York reports Trump is now about to go on the attack against Wall Street and carried interest as well as high earners generally to lower taxes for the middle class – something that, to fiscal conservative Republicans’ consternation, typically polls quite well. [snip]
And the headlines here are in keeping with the idolatrous nature of such emotionally driven hero worship typically unfamiliar to the Republican experience: “First-time voter, 92, gets to meet her savior: Donald Trump.”
Domenech’s hatred of Trump does not permit him to understand what is happening. Domench does not consider that perhaps the characterization of Trump’s positions are flawed. Domenech is unable to attribute anything to Trump and his supporters other than some form of vile idolatry of the sort we all witnessed in 2008 with Obama and his Hopium Guzzlers.
What Domenech does not consider is that the Republican Party has failed to put forth a program of governing that takes into consideration the modern world. Other than the same failed bromides about lower taxes and less spending the Republican Party has had little to offer which deals with reality. Then when Republicans gain office they raise taxes and increase spending.
Donald Trump has great success this election season because he is living in the real world not the crazed world of the Domenechs. We all can see that Obama’s “stimulus” of 2009 was a massive giveaway to corrupt state governments and ossified institutions. Obama’s “green” initiatives have been nothing less than crony capitalism for the Birkenstock class.
The Obama economic policy has been trillions for the super-rich and sustenance handouts to the unwashed masses. It is not class warfare to declare, as Trump does, that Obama’s policies have helped the well off and oppressed the middle and working classes.
Trump however is more than just the herald of the death of the Republican Party. Trump also brings about the redefinition of what a conservative is. Trump also brings about the redefinition of what a liberal is.
Why should a middle class conservative support the low wage policies of the Chamber of Commerce? Why should a working class conservative fight to protect the tax deduction privileges of those super-wealthy who live off a corrupt political system and have as their goal a low wage society? Why should a liberal support a low wage society which hurts the poor and the middle class via illegal immigration amnesty? Why should a liberal tolerate the totalitarian state speech codes that silence free speech?
Donald Trump represents more than the stilted portrait painted by the Domenechs and Ericksons. Donald Trump himself understands what he has lucked into. Donald Trump has evolved into a movement:
Donald Trump: ‘This is a movement’
The billionaire real estate mogul uses a Nashville speech to emphasize his campaign is about more than him. [snip]
“I don’t want it to be about me. This is about common sense. It’s about doing the right thing.” [snip]
Beyond the bragging, Trump’s appearance represented something more tangible: evidence of a campaign that has grown more tactically serious as it wears on. [snip]
Trump used it as an opportunity to again emphasize the importance of his supporters. He attributed his continued lead in Republican primary polls to the intelligence of his supporters.
“The reason is people in this country are smart. They don’t believe a lot of what they see in the media.”
For Michael Gerson, Trump’s talk of a movement is Orwellian. Gerson prefers to race-bait Trump and his supporters instead of grasping the moment. For Gerson and his establishment ilk the future is the past and Trump is not someone they have associated with in that past.
The analyst Michael Barone sees things more like we do:
Here I’ll look at another, the possibility that the partisan dividing lines that have endured with little change for two decades might suddenly shift and change.
This has happened before. History teaches two lessons pointing in opposite directions: Partisan divisions can stay the same for a long time. And they can change suddenly and without much warning. [snip]
For 2016, Hillary Clinton is trying to reassemble the Obama majority. Republican strategists are hoping to pluck enough 2012 target states to win. But events so far— Clinton’s slide, the Trump phenomenon—may destabilize what have been enduring partisan preferences. And who knows what turbulence lies ahead?
Just about every election watcher (including me) has assumed that a new partisan alignment is an impossible thing. History tells us it is — until it isn’t.
That impossible thing might just happen in 2016. The politically homeless might find a home with Trump. We’ll let Doug Schoen sum it up:
What Hillary Needs to Beat Biden and Bernie
Okay, she’s moved left. But to regain traction, Clinton must connect with voters in the middle on growth, foreign policy, and health care.
Brooklyn, we have a problem.
Hillary is catering to the left. Trump caters to the middle. The GOP establishment is flummoxed as to how Trump will win.
August 28th, 2015
Mourning Joe Biden is using the death of his son as a rationale to run for president. It’s not the first time Biden plugged into a family tragedy for personal political gain. If Joe Biden had family scruples he would tend to the living philanderer coke-head son and stop riding on the dead one’s coffin.
We sincerely hope Joe Biden runs for president against Hillary Clinton. We have two reasons for hoping the drunk lines up for the nomination race. Reason #1: maybe then Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and Hillary2016, will finally wake up to the Barack Obama knife stuck in their backs. Reason #2: we want good Americans who enjoy sleazy gossip to get their fill.
This election cycle will be a sleazefest. On the GOP side the Republican establishment hopes are pinned on some scandal to bring down The Donald. Already, the allegation of rape has been trotted out but went flaccid as the alleged victim, the former wife, not only disputed the nonsense but also endorsed Donald Trump declaring he would be a grand president.
Hillary of course is the target of lots of sleaze allegations in Big Media. Most, if not all, of the sludge against Hillary comes from the Obama White House and Valerie Jarrett. As we know Barack Obama built his career secretly flinging an endless supply of Chicago stockyard feces and mud. It’s what Obama does.
Thus far however, Joe Biden has not faced the music. Other than an occasionally drunken dance, Joe Biden has been able to play the sad clown crying over a dead son.
Once the drunk dance is over, the piper must be payed. We’re here to collect.
As Obama connivers in the White House plot to bring Hillary2016 down, the pawn they have chosen is the perpetual loser Joe Biden. Joe Biden is a willing pawn, but a pawn nevertheless.
With the death of Joe Biden’s son Beau Biden, a path for pawns opened up for Joe Biden. For years Joe Biden has milked the story of the death of his wife. With the death of Beau Biden the path toward political profit became clear to dear ol’ Joe.
No one thought of Joe Biden for president in 2016. He’s a proven loser every time he has run for president. He’s been run out of a race because he is a plagiarist. Biden left his last presidential run after getting less than one percent of the vote in Iowa.
As everyone without political sense presumed, Hillary Clinton was to be the nominee in 2016. No one thought of Joe Biden, drunk in his basement, dancing as if he was back in The Villages of Florida. But with the death of Beau, a light bulb went pop, just like a badly implanted hair plug, over Joe’s woozy head.
Joe Biden went to the garbage scow called Maureen Dowd and told the sad tale, in ghastly detail, how on his death bed, good ol’ Beau begged daddy to run for president. It bought tears to our eyes.
We can see Beau, pallid and ashen, moments from death’s grip, barely able to lift a paw to talk to his paw. All very Grand Guignol. The only thing missing is a floating specter of the dead first wife rising through the headboard, or the liquor cabinet, to say “yes Joe, move towards the light, the klieg lights, nothing says grieving like a campaign press release, donor conferences, and a dead son quoted in the New York Times.”
Mourning becomes election.
Joe Biden might be mourning the death of his son’s electoral ambitions. Beau, at the time of his death was prepping to carry on the family dynasty with an election run for Governor of Delaware in 2016. It pains anyone in the Obama orbit to let a crisis go to waste. So Joe Biden will exploit the death of Beau and the death of Governor Biden 2016 to try a Biden 2016 presidential run.
Of course, the obvious way to balm the electoral itch in 2016 is to hunt for another Biden to run for office. As it happens there is a Hunter Biden in the family. But alas, Hunter ain’t getting jack. Why is that?
Pity Hunter Biden. Everyone is talking about Beau, the dead Biden, but few are talking about Hunter Biden. Why is that? Shouldn’t Joe think about Hunter, the son who lives?
In this age of gossip, let’s consider Hunter Biden. The last time Hunter Biden made a career move, few noticed. Big Media didn’t really think it was classy to discuss Hunter’s career moves. It was just not a topic to be discussed in polite company. But we didn’t go to Vassar.
Hunter Biden’s last career move was when he, was, um, 44:
The Navy Reserve discharged Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter this year after he tested positive for cocaine, U.S. officials confirmed.
The discharge of Biden, a 44-year-old lawyer and managing partner at an investment firm, was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. He confirmed the report in a statement to CNN.
That was in 2014. By now, with the death of Beau in tow, surely that Biden spawn has mended his ways. Good thing Big Media, so busy going through Hillary’s and Trump’s underwear draws, managed to find so little time to track Hunter Biden’s career moves. By 2015, Hunter is ready to be first son.
Big Media will not step on Joe Biden’s dreams, not with Beau hovering above as the patron ghoul of the campaign. So Big Media has not discussed Hunter Biden’s latest outreach programs:
Vice President Joe Biden’s Son Hunter Says Ashley Madison Account Is Not His
Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden says the Ashley Madison account opened using his email address does not belong to him.
“I am certain that the account in question is not mine,” Biden says in a press statement. “This account was clearly set up by someone else without my knowledge, and I first learned about the account in question from the media.”
The married father of three, 45, adds that he no longer uses the email address linked to the account on the hacked adultery website and says someone set up the profile under his name to discredit him.
Oooh, those dastard Republicans must be up to this. Look how clever they are, they stole his email account to set up an account with an adultery website. Or maybe it was evil Hillary Clinton. We hear Hillary and “email” discussed a lot these days so maybe she has something to do with this email scandal? Or maybe Hunter Biden is another innocent victim of hackers… like Anthony Weiner. Oooh, those clever Republicans will do anything to stop the Biden juggernaut!
Hunter Biden cannot possibly have anything to do with Ashley Madison:
Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s account on the extramarital dating website Ashley Madison was used and likely created on the Georgetown University campus while Biden was teaching there.
Of course this is all cheap gossip. No, let’s say international consequences, to any of this. Well, not exactly, if Beau, er Hunter Biden is to be believed:
The email address provided for “Robert Biden’s” account matched a personal email address once used by Biden, the vice president’s son confirmed.
Biden thinks international agents, possibly Russian, who objected to his board membership with a Ukrainian gas company set up a fake account to discredit him. A source close to Biden told People Magazine after the first Breitbart story ran that the IP address for the account traces to Jacksonville, Florida.
But account information shows that the profile, which was confirmed by a credit card purchase in 2014, was used at the latitude/longitude point of 38.912682, -77.071704.
That latitude-longitude point just happens to exist on the Georgetown University campus, at an administrative building on Reservoir Road. And Hunter Biden just happened to be teaching there around the time the account was set up.
Well, we’re just going to need an FBI investigation, maybe some congressional committees to investigate. Maybe Anthony Weiner can be called to testify.
FBI investigations or congressional investigations, what we need is for someone in Big Media to ask the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden whether or not his family is a target of nefarious forces in Russia or elsewhere. We are sure Joe Biden will want a thorough investigation to make sure that Beau was not murdered, nor Hunter hunted. Let the Joe Biden examination by Big Media commence.
These matters of national security and Russian high level black-mail attempts might just be lies by Hunter Biden. But they require a full airing.
As Big Media continues to examine Hillary2016, and point out every weakness of Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016, the American People deserve an equal examination of Joe Biden.
We are told that Joe Biden is so much better on so many levels to get the nomination than Hillary Clinton that a full discussion is required. Ryan Lizza cited some of the high brow reasons why Mourning Joe should not run:
Even if Biden had a lead over Clinton with particular groups, it would be unusually difficult for him to campaign to her left. He has recently courted Senator Elizabeth Warren, but many Warren fans have moved into the Sanders camp. More awkwardly, as a senator from Delaware, which is home to the credit-card industry, Biden was the leading champion of the bankruptcy legislation that Warren spent a decade fighting against in the late nineteen-nineties and early two thousands. Biden’s record on criminal-justice reform is similarly out of step with the current Democratic Party: he was the author of the 1994 crime bill, from which many experts trace the record level of mass incarceration for nonviolent crimes, especially in minority communities.
On foreign policy, Clinton and Biden were often on different sides of important debates within the Obama Administration, with Biden more often taking the non-interventionist course and Clinton being more comfortable with the use of force. But on the great foreign-policy issue of modern times—the Iraq war—Biden, like Clinton, voted in favor of it while in the Senate.
One of the debates Hillary and drunken Joe differed on was the raid to get Osama Bin Laden. Hillary wanted to kill the killer. Joe? Joe said “no.”
As leftist loon Micheal Tomasky writes, a Hillary Clinton versus Joe Biden nomination fight would get ugly real fast. The gloves would come off. Joe Biden at every turn would dig up Beau and every Clinton “scandal” and Hillary would have to respond to the threat that comes directly from the White House and could no longer be ignored as Obama staff and Obama donors rallied to Mourning Joe in an effort to bury Hillary.
And that is our #1 reason for hoping Ol’ drunk Joe runs. Here’s Lizza:
While Clinton is free to stray from Obama’s policies, the Vice-President’s every utterance would be judged against Obama’s official pronouncements. Each time there was a difference of opinion, commentators would wonder why he couldn’t convince the President of his ideas.
Maybe, it’s a slim maybe, but just maybe with Joe Biden in the race Hillary Clinton would stop lying to herself and the nation and face her real enemy: Barack Obama.
At this point, just before September’s song begins to play, Hillary Clinton reminds us of a deluded matriarch surrounded by lace fans and sick sycophants. Hillary is surrounded by courtiers with long knives that bear the Obama crest. Hillary lies there, counting invisible armies and non-existent allies, and a ghost army of soon to dissolve super-delegates. It’s ugly. We think of King Theoden as Gandalf the Pink arrives.
Hillary2016 has to be freed from the muddled message mess it currently it is in. If Joe Biden gets in the race there is a chance Hillary will finally do what she must do.
The irony of this all is that, as we have written before, this is all part of Obama’s plan.
First get Hillary to run earlier than she should to provide the time to develop the plan.
Then put up a leftist loon to oppose Hillary and weaken her further by solidifying the left against her.
Then bring in an establishment tool willing to be used – that’s the phase we are in now with Joe the drunk. All to weaken Hillary further.
Then, keep all the candidates and their factions fighting each other. Keep them divided.
Then the real Obama candidate will appear. It’s not Biden. It’s not Warren. It surely is not Hillary. To be continued…
August 26th, 2015
Update: New York mag source on Trump/Fox feud: “Roger [Ailes] says Trump is unelectable. His goal here is to save the country.” And as we write below, illegal immigration amnesty activist Rupert Murdoch wants illegal immigration amnesty shill Mike Bloomberg to run for president in order to stop Donald Trump. Bloomberg, Murdoch, Ailes Stand with illegal immigration activist Jorge Ramos. Americans should Stand with Trump.
We’ll explain it in simple terms for the stupid losers who don’t think Trump is correct in his tactic of continued attacks against Megyn Kelly.
We’ll explain in simple terms why Donald Trump is wise to continue his denunciations of Megyn Kelly. And now that Roger Ailes of Fox News has weighed in on Trump v. Kelly, we’ll explain why/how Trump must also fight Fox News. Plus, we’ll explain in simple terms why Trump was wise in his Jorge Ramos beat-down. We’ll explain this all, in simple terms so that even stupid losers will understand. And to top it off we’ll explain exactly how Trump can bring Ailes/Megyn/Fox to their knees.
Here in simple terms, so that even stupid losers can understand, is why, exactly why, Donald Trump must continue his attacks on Megyn Kelly and Fox News: The January 6, 2016 GOP debate from Iowa will be hosted by Fox News and feature Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, and Chris Wallace. The March 2016 debate will also feature the same Fox News miscreats.
Yeah, the same team of Trump trashers will host the Iowa debate as Iowa is about to caucus (and the March debate too). Donald Trump has to prep the battlefield for January 6, 2016 and March 2016. That is why Trump must continue to attack Megyn Kelly and Fox News. At the end of this article we’ll post in detail exactly how Donald Trump can trump Fox News and win the war.
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Now that even the densest dolt should see the danger to Trump and why his war with Fox News and Kelly is wise, we’ll fill in some of the latest developments in the saga of Donald Trump versus Fox News. Then we’ll tackle Jorge Ramos. Then at the very end we will detail in very simple terms HOW trump can wage war on Fox News and win. First, the latest developments:
This morning on Fox and Friends, a program Donald Trump used to appear on every week, the hosts of the show appeared to be North Korea war prisoners forced to read confessions. The show aired and read a statement, word for word, from Fox News chief Roger Ailes.
This was all a followup to Tuesday’s forced denunciations of Trump via Twitter from most Fox News “personalities.” It was the latest GOP establishment attempt to firebomb Donald Trump:
Ailes’s verbal howitzer against the front-running Republican—a highly unusual deployment for any news organization, let alone one that has been the GOP establishment and home of conservative viewers—comes after what seemed a coordinated defense of Kelly by at least 10 other Fox News personalities today on Twitter and on air.
According to CNN’s Brian Stelter, the pro-Kelly comments included Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade opining on Tuesday’s show that Trump is “totally out of control”; The Five co-host Dana Perino tweeting, “The intelligence, class & grace of Megyn Kelly shined last night after her week’s vacation with her family”; anchor Bret Baier, Kelly’s co-moderator at the debate, tweeting that Trump “has made his feelings clear. But THIS needs to stop;” and Sean Hannity tweeting to Trump, “Leave @Megynkelly Alone.”
Fox News has gone to war against Donald Trump. The first Pearl Harbor style attack was at the first debate. Donald Trump has to counterattack and firebomb Fox News and that is what he is doing.
Immediately after Fox News Chief Roger Ailes attacked Trump, Trump responded. Trump stood by his charge of bias by Megyn Kelly against him as well as the biased structure of the debate. Trump noted the latest poll news which show him breaking away from the pack dogs. Trump also announced CNN live coverage of his event in Iowa that night. It was a direct slap at Fox News by Trump and the comic end is that Fox News carried the Trump press conference and speech in Iowa live along with other networks.
Fox News, alongside the GOP establishment, is waging war against Donald Trump. It’s obvious. The debate was structured to be an attack against Trump starting with the very first question which was designed to isolate Donald Trump from the rest of the field. The Fox News war against Donald Trump comes from the very top:
The Fox hosts rallied around Kelly a day after Rupert Murdoch, whose media conglomerate owns Fox News, urged former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg to run for president in response to Trump becoming a “very serious candidate.”
A billionaire asks a billionaire to thwart a billionaire who wants to Make America Great Again. Donald Trump is an odd weapon but a fortuitous one to have to beat back the political class snakes.
Fox News using Megyn Kelly as their weapon has declared war against Donald Trump. Fox News picked a tough target.
The only smart decision from Fox News this week was to cover the Donald Trump speech and press conference in Iowa Tuesday night. It was a doozy. Just when you think you’ve had enough Trump news Trump trumps again. This time it was Donald Trump versus illegal immigration political activist Jorge Ramos who poses as a journalist.
In brief, what happened: Trump held a press conference. Trump called on a reporter to ask a question. Jorge Ramos, on his feet, shouting a screed at Trump, tried to score against Trump. Steely eyed Trump told Jorge to shut up and sit down that another reporter was asking a question. Trump stood his ground. Trump told immigration activist Jorge Ramos to go back to Univision (Trump is suing Univision). Trump then glanced to his side and with nary the flutter of an eyelash a Trump security guard escorted the hysterical illegal immigration activist from the news conference. In the course of questions by the press about what happened Trump indicated he would allow illegal immigration activist Jorge Ramos back in. Shortly after Ramos returned and Trump and Ramos had an exchange.
To fully appreciate the Trump versus illegal immigration activist Jorge Ramos situation last night we need to understand that the entire episode was a sort of synecdoche, an encapsulation, of Donald Trump’s illegal immigration plan. Consider, Jorge Ramos, like an illegal alien, jumped the line and defied the press conference rules, Trump removed him, then once illegal immigration amnesty shill Jorge Ramos accepted the rule of law he was allowed to return.
Trump not only talks tough, he is tough, his actions are fearless. Trump deported Ramos then once Ramos abided by the rules, he was allowed to return to expound on his illegal immigration amnesty polemic only to be Trumped. That’s why people trust Trump.
Trump not only squashed the illegal immigration amnesty activist. Trump saw and took advantage of the situation to agree that Bush is incompetent and lacks the energy to implement Trump’s plan of action against illegal immigration. It was a Trumpnado super-storm.
Did we forget to mention that as with Fox News and Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump was prepping the battlefield for the February 26, 2016 debate which will be hosted by NBC and Telemundo?
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For those of us who recall with disgust the Big Media attacks against Hillary Clinton and the fawning treatment of Barack Obama in 2008 there is some wistfulness combined with exhilaration these days. The wistfulness comes because so many times in 2007/2008 we exhorted Hillary Clinton and the 2008 campaign to do what Trump is doing now to such great effect.
The exhilaration comes every time we see Donald Trump punch a Big Media blowhard in the face.
As we advised Hillary Clinton in 2008, John McCain in 2008, all the GOP candidates in 2008 during the Herman Cain episode, and Mitt Romney when he became the nominee: Big Media is the enemy. All candidates should follow Trump’s lead. Stand with Trump. Even if you hate him and you think it profits you to see Trump hurt or removed from politics, Stand with Trump, because Trump fights the enemy. The enemy is Big Media. The enemy is all Big Media. The call letters in the name don’t matter. The enemy is Big Media.
Donald Trump we are happy to see understands the enemy is Big Media. What does Donald Trump do? Get a dog to eat a dog!
So, HOW can Trump win the war against Fox News?
Right now Trump’s strategy is the wise one of building up CNN ratings with many appearances on that network so that when on September 16 CNN hosts the next GOP debate the ratings will be much higher than the 24 million that saw the August Fox News debate.
Fox News, which many Obama Hopium Guzzlers refuse to watch, hosted the first debate in the sleepy days of August. But still, with Trump as the draw card, 24 million viewers tuned in.
For CNN the debate will be in September when everyone is back to work and engaged in politics. There will be Obama Hopium Guzzler eyeballs willing to watch. Also after Lucha Libre 1, this wrestling match sequel will get millions more eyeballs because of all the advance publicity. And Trump’s increased appearances on CNN will build up the ratings much to Fox News’ consternation.
By the way, did we mention that the guy CNN hired to rescue that sinking ship is one Jeff Zucker who brought Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice to NBC and watched the ratings soar when he headed that network? Jeff Zucker sees The Donald as a way to rescue CNN and Fox News does not like this one single witty bit.
So that is some of the background. But we promised to say exactly HOW Donald Trump can beat Fox News in a simple way. We’ve outlined the background, and we like Trump’s continued appearances on Fox News even as Trump denounced Fox News on Tuesday and said Fox News treats him badly.
DONALD TRUMP: Look, I have a lot of respect for Roger [Ailes]. We’ll see. I mean, you know, maybe, maybe not. I really don’t know.
Look, i think they covered me terribly, Fox News. I think they cover me terribly.
And I’m winning by double digits in every poll. Maybe it matters, maybe it doesn’t. I don’t think I get good treatment from Fox. They certainly cover me a lot. Well, I’m being covered by everybody. I don’t know. I don’t think so because I think they give me very bad treatment. I think Fox treats me terribly. A lot of the people that like me think they treat me terribly.
So HOW exactly should Donald Trump trump Fox News and bring it to its knees?
This is how: Shortly before the January 6 debate from Iowa on Fox News, Donald Trump should announce he will not appear. Trump can gallantly give his spot to Carly Fiorina. Trump should then say he will hold his own event opposite the Fox News debate. Trump should get a network broadcaster such as ABC News to televise his debate: A debate featuring Donald Trump versus Bernie Sanders (or Hillary, but she won’t accept the invite whereas Saint Bernard will because it will help him).
Result – tens of millions of viewers for ABC, Bernie Sanders Kooks happy, Bernie Sanders happy, strong Hillary Clinton fuming, both party establishments trumped, next to zero ratings for Fox News.
It’s that simple.
August 24th, 2015
Barack dragged scowling Medusa back from another weeks long vacation today. Hillary Clinton is also on vacation. The only one on stage, with a sense of urgency, during the Black Monday meltdown is Donald Trump.
This morning, before the stock markets on Wall Street opened, there was Donald Trump on TV speaking with urgency about the economic plight of the American People. Trump denounced hedge fund managers and added to his years long warnings about China. Yes, you read that right. Billionaire Donald Trump denounced hedge fund managers as parasites who unlike him built nothing.
Hillary? Obama? Biden? MIA.
In the first half hour of opening the markets spectacularly followed up the 350 point loss from Thursday and the 530 point loss from Friday. At one point the plunge was over 1,000 points and after violent ups and downs the market closed 588 points lower.
The big losers today were not to be found on Wall Street however. The big losers today are Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton. Once again, Donald Trump is the winner of the entire week.
Anyone or anything associated with Barack Obama is today’s big loser, again. The Obama economy and the stink of Barack Obama will knock out any presidential candidate who defends Barack Obama economic policy in any way. The Associated Press decorates the funeral parlor:
AP survey: Dimmer outlook for US economy, wages and hiring
For much of the economy’s fitful and sluggish six-year recovery from the Great Recession, analysts have foreseen a sunnier future: Growth would pick up in six months, or in a year.
That was then.
The latest Associated Press survey of leading economists shows that most now foresee a weaker expansion than they had earlier. A majority of the nearly three dozen who responded to the survey predict tepid economic growth, weak pay gains and modest hiring for the next two years at least.
“We no longer have reason for optimism that the economy is going to accelerate,” said Mike Englund, chief economist at Action Economics. “The real question is, when is the next downturn coming?”
The “next two years,” no “reason for optimism,” “when is the next downturn coming?” is a frightening place for a presidential candidate who wants to be an Obama “third term” or even associated with Obama the boob.
Was this predictable? Well we certainly have written repeatedly about this. Why? Because we know enough to not expect much from a boob other than boobery. A boob is a boob. The only thing to expect from a boob is that he will boob and boob again. If a boob says he will fix the economy expect the economy to be dismantled. If a boob says he will fix relationships with the Muslim world expect more terrorism and havoc. Whatever a boob says he will do, expect the opposite. This is not a complex formulation.
So why did Hillary2016 ever think that association with a boob was a good idea? In 2013, before the birth of Hillary2016, we wrote about how Joe Biden would run for president as the Obama third term, and we provided smart warnings to Hillary Clinton:
Is the Hillary Clinton 2016 rationale the same as Joe Biden’s reason to run? Ol’ Joe will go to the electorate and say things are going so well and so on track “we must stay the course!” [snip]
Republicans and the Republican 2016 candidate? Republicans will reason with the electorate and say things are off track and it is “time for a change!”.
Hillary Clinton 2016? Is it “time for a change”? Or is it “stay the course”. Thus far, it is mush. [snip]
Hillary Clinton should position herself as the candidate of “CHANGE!”. Repeat the positions taken in 2008 and note how wise that course would have been. Declare it is “time for a change” to effective leadership and unite the white working class with her campaign for change. Let Joe Biden be the “stay the course” candidate aboard the Titanic. Hillary Clinton 2016 could easily be the lot less scary candidate of “time for a change” which is the default on every Republican 2016 bumper sticker. But cutesie-wutsie won’t get the gold. Yet that muddled message mess is the course Hillary Clinton 2016 is on.
The hideous “stay the course” strategy Hillary2016 grabbed onto leads to days of reckoning like today.
It’s time for complete and total change from the horror house that is Obama.
It’s time for complete and total change – but #Hillary2016 is deaf, dumb, and blind, to reality.
It’s time for complete and total change – but Hillary haters who control the DNC think the key should be to go from Boob Barack to Bumbling Joe. Leftist Kook Hillary Haters think the Hillary2016 hole is not big enough. Their solution is to dig deeper and deeper until they get to the lowest bottom – and unearth Joe Biden. The Hillary2016 frying pan strategy is not bad enough. These Kooks want to leap into the fire with drunken Joe.
It’s time for complete and total change – but Hillary2016 is dead to reality. The Kooks in control of the party think the savior strategy is to pour cologne over the drunk, try to sober him up, and say, “Hey Joe, want to be our pawn and a sure loser?”
It’s time for complete and total change – only billionaire Donald Trump urgently understands.