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February 17, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Hillary Clinton Wants To Accomplish On Her Trip Overseas

10 Exchange U.S. dollars for currency that's worth something

9 Win respect defeating Japan's top-ranked sumo wrestler

8 Shift world's perception of America from "hated" to "extremely disliked"

7 Personally thank all of her illegal campaign donors

6 Three words: stylish Indonesian pantsuits

5 Visit burial site of revered Chinese military leader, General Tso

4 Get drunk with that Japanese finance minister guy

3 Convince China to switch from lead-tainted products to mercury-tainted products

2 Catch Chinese screening of Benjamin Button entitled "The Strange Adventures of Freaky Grandpa Baby"

1 Pick up carton of duty-free smokes for Obama

February 16, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Abraham lincoln Would Say If He Were Alive Today

10 "Sup?"

9 "I see Madonna's still a slut"

8 "Who's that handsome sumbitch on the five?"

7 "Is that free Grand Slam deal still going on at Denny's?"

6 "I just changed my Facebook status update to, Tthe 'ol rail splitter is chillaxing'"

5 "How do I get on 'Dancing with the Stars'?"

4 "Okay, Obama, you're from Illinois, too. We get it!"

3 "Hey Phelps, don't Bogart the weed!"

2 "What's the deal with Joaquin Phoenix?"

1 "A Broadway play? Uhhh, no thanks. I'm good."

January 28, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard at the Meeting Between Barack Obama and the Republicans

10 "I miss the Clinton administration when we'd meet at Hooters"

9 "Can we wrap this up? I've got tickets to the 4:30 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop"

8 "Smoke break!"

7 "You fellas really need to take it easy on the Old Spice"

6 "Mr. President: don't misunderestimate the Republicans"

5 "Another smoke break!"

4 "What was the deal with Aretha Franklin's hat?"

3 "About that tax the rich stuff -- you were joking, right?"

2 "Sir, it's refreshing to have a Chief Executive who speaks in complete sentences"

1 "Senator Craig's offering his stimulus package in the men's room"

January 27, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Ways Rod Blagojevich Can Improve His Image

10 Star in new television series, "America's Funniest Haircuts"

9 Quit politics and become a fat, lovable mall cop

8 Start pronouncing last name with Jerry Lewis-like "BLAGOOOYYYJEVICH"

7 Offer a senate seat with no money down, zero percent interest

6 Team up with John Malkovich and Erin Brockovich for hot Malkovich-Brockovich-Blagojevich sex tape

5 Change his name to Barod Obamavich

4 Safely land an Airbus on the Hudson River

3 I don't about showing up for his impeachment trial?

2 Wear sexy dresses, high heels and say, "You Betcha!"

1 Uhhh...resign?

January 16, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Signs Obama's Getting Nervious

10 New slogan: "Yes we can... or maybe not, it's hard to say"

9 In moment of confusion, requested a $300 billion bailout from the bailout industry

8 He's up to not smoking three packs a day

7 Friends say he's looking frail, shaky, that's McCain

6 He's so stressed, doctors say he's developing a Sanjay in his Gupta

5 Been walking around muttering, "What the hell have I gotten myself into?"

4 Offered Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, $100,000 to buy his old Senate seat back

3 Standing on White House roof screaming, "Save us, Superman!"

2 Sweating like Bill Clinton when Hillary comes home early

1 He demanded a recount

January 8, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Barack Obama Plans To Fix The Economy

10 Encourage tourists to throw spare change in the Grand Canyon

9 End our dependence on foreign owls

8 Sell New Mexico to Mexico

7 Put a little of that bailout money on the Ravens plus 3 at Tennessee. Come on! It's a mortal lock!

6 Rent out the moon for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs

5 Lotto our way out of this son-of-a-bitch

4 Appear on "Deal or No Deal" and hope to choose the right briefcase

3 Bail out the adult film industry -- not sure how it helps, but it can't hurt

2 Release O.J. from prison, have him steal America's money from China

1 Stop talkin' and start Obama-natin'!

January 7, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard At The Presidents' Lunch

10 "Sorry, you're not on the list, Mr. Gore"

9 "If Hillary calls, I've been here since Monday"

8 "Laura! More Mountain Dew!"

7 "You guys wanna see, 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop'?"

6 "Call the nurse -- George swallowed a napkin ring!"

5 "Hey Barack, wanna go with us to Cabo in March? Oh that's right, you have to work!"

4 "Kissey kissey"

3 "Obama? I think he's downstairs smoking a butt"

2 "Did you ever see a monkey sneezing?"

1 "I hope Clinton's unbuckling his belt because he's full"

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July 27th, 2015

How To Destroy Donald Trump

Update: CNN poll: 64% of Republicans prefer securing border and deportation of illegals over legalization. 64%??? Maybe the voters like someone who agree with them on the issues? Is that part of the “secret sauce?” Is that why “attack Trump” does not work? Is that why “ignore Trump” does not work? Could Trump win? The real question is, “how can you stop him from winning?” Trump appears to be the right messenger with the right message.


Why do we write these “How To Destroy….” articles? Because a word of warning, an ounce of prevention, can stave off disaster. Forewarned is forearmed. We’ve written many articles riffing on “How To Destroy Hillary Clinton” because we want Hillary Clinton to put armor on her soft underbelly so she can survive and thrive.

Thus far our warnings and advice to Hillary have been in vain. There is no armor on her soft underbelly. Instead Hillary appears to have outlined her vital organs in glowing paint to make targeting them easier for her enemies.

The only good news along this front, before we get to Donald Trump (to be followed with some more Hillary news), has been happening in the past few days. Something is happening. The ice is slowly melting. Since the polls from Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia, became public some good news might be happening.

What is this good news? Not much really. But ever since we placed country and principles above political party in 2008 we have found ourselves isolated. Old friends treated us like lepers. Our nationally recognized big name friends mostly no longer called (except those who leaked things to us in deepest background). The big dollar donor associates lost the ability to communicate. In short, once we refused to lie to ourselves and others, did not bury our objections with a shroud of silence about the creep Barack Obama, we became outcasts. We’ve grown happy about the situation and view these “losses” as gains that make us feel better about ourselves. In the past few days however we’re getting more and more “how have you been?” communications. Some of these big time Democrats (many of whom privately detest Barack Obama and think as we do) are now even willing to make outreach to us in a way they must know might not remain very private. We think and hope that this is because they fear we are right that Hillary had better change her strategy to what we suggest or she will find herself a loser. It’s not much hope, but it’s something folks. We’ll get back to Hillary after we teach the “How to destroy Donald Trump” seminar.

How To Destroy Donald Trump

It’s not going to be very easy to get rid of Donald Trump let alone “destroy” him. But there is a tried and true method that might work even though we don’t think it will. Remember when we defended Donald Trump against the whining Republican candidates for president with this little anecdote about Bill Clinton?:

In 1992 Bill Clinton was behind George H.W. Bush, and both of them were losers to the #1 H. Ross Perot. Did Bill Clinton whine? No, Bill Clinton put on dark shades, grabbed a saxophone, and went on the Arsenio Hall show and made his own luck. That’s how its done.

No “heartbreak hotel” for Bill Clinton that election. That little publicity stunt only got Bill Clinton some attention. But at the time that little attention was a pitcher of water in the desert for Bill because Perot had so energized the presidential race that Bill was sucking Perot’s exhaust pipe.

Bill Clinton used that saxophone stunt to get back in the game. But how did Bill Clinton go from a weak third place to inauguration? The answer is one word: theft. Um, we mean good theft. We mean issues theft. Bill Clinton stole H. Ross Perot’s big issue of the debt and deficit.

It wasn’t wholesale theft. Perot still had the oomph on the debt and deficit issue but Bill Clinton shifted his campaign strategy sufficiently to be taken seriously, as no Democrat ever has since, that he would fight the national debt and get rid of the deficit as president. Eventually President Bill Clinton would not only get rid of the deficit but start Andrea Mitchell’s husband a’worrying about how Bill was about to destroy the debt too. Good ol’ days.

It was not the first time Bill Clinton committed grand larceny of an issue. During the primaries in 1992 the befuddled Bob Kerrey campaigned on universal health care. Bill Clinton stole that issue wholesale and retail, lock, stock, and barrel, and won the nomination. Does anyone see how this relates to Donald Trump.

If any Republican candidate wants to “destroy” Donald Trump it’s not going to be with recitations of past positions or “rude” or contradictory statements by The Donald. The only way to destroy Donald Trump is to steal his issues.

Yeah, the only way to destroy Donald Trump is to steal his issues. But that is easier said than done because of the nature of Donald Trump’s main issue.

Donald Trump’s main issue is not really illegal immigration. Sure, illegal immigration and his colorful attack on illegal immigrants got lots of attention. But that is not really Donald Trump’s big issue.

Donald Trump’s main issue is not really the deplorable conditions in this country. Donald Trump’s main issue is not really the fleecing of America by other countries. Donald Trump’s main issue is not really ObamaCare. Donald Trump’s main issue is not really ObamaTrade. Donald Trump’s main issue is not drug dealers and/or crime.


So how does a governor or a senator or even a former Secretary of State steal that issue from Donald J. Trump?

Republican candidates for president, along with Hillary and Saint Bernard of Vermont, know they cannot steal Donald Trump’s #1 main big mammajamma issue. So the first tactic was to attack Trump without restraint. Remember this from Republican/conservative website Hotair:

But this is one gigantic bridge too far. Whether he said that out of ignorance, a desire to cause a stir or – and I pray this isn’t true – because he really feels that way, I am done with him. Completely and absolutely done. Anyone who can allow those words to pass their lips is not fit to command our armed forces and is either too stupid, too oblivious or just too unamerican to serve as President of these United States.

Speaking only as one veteran who survived absolutely nothing compared to Senator McCain, I will close with a simple message. Goodbye, Mr. Trump. Your little show has been entertaining to say the least and, in your own way, you spurred some aspects of the national debate which needed a boost. But the sooner you exit the stage the better. You shall have no vote from me in any election, primary or general.

That writer was joined by the Republican National Committee as well as just about every Republican/conservative/leftist/moderate website and so many “leaders” they are too many to count. Those attacks against Trump were joined by major companies and business leaders and business associates of Donald Trump. The only brave souls that stuck by the Trump were good ol’ Big Pink and the voters.

That writer we cited above? Behold the latest from that “I’ll never vote for Trump” writer:

The full numbers were announced on Jake Tapper’s State of the Union broadcast and he took a fifteen minute phone call from Trump live on the air as soon as he finished reading them. It was a fairly aggressive, wide ranging interview, but Trump came off very well. In fact, as much as I might want to, I’m having a hard time staying mad at Donald Trump. I’m still completely turned off by his McCain war record comments (and no, I’m not getting into the whole thing again this morning) but I can’t deny the appeal of most of the rest of what Donald is selling this summer.

Okay… I can’t stay mad at you, ya big galoot. If you’re the nominee I’ll vote for ya. I can’t risk a “Hillary by default” vote on my conscience.

That’s some big change isn’t it? From “you shall have no vote from me in any election” to “I’ll vote for ya” is a lot of distance. From “not fit to command our armed forces and is either too stupid, too oblivious or just too unamerican to serve as President” to “I can’t deny the appeal” is a walk further than Long Island. So what accounts for this?

The Republican establishment now realizes that the attacks against Trump have backfired. We’ll document why in a moment. So now the strategy is to ignore Trump. Bring up some other failed candidates to the fore for interviews. Drag some elected who have a tough speech into the limelight if only to ignore Trump. Ignore Trump. Ignore Trump. Ignore Trump. As if.

Donald Trump will not be ignored, so writes the leftist Atlantic:

There’s No Stopping the Trump Show

Republicans wish their bombastic frontrunner would go away—but they can’t figure out how to get rid of him.

LAREDO, Texas—You want the Trump show to be over. But it’s not over.

You want to ignore Donald Trump. You think maybe if you ignore him long enough, he will go away. Well, guess what? He’s not going away.

The media, you may have noticed, is full of Trump—explanations of Trump, denunciations of Trump, justifications of Trump, analyses of Trump, handwringing about the coverage of Trump, and accounts of the latest outrageous thing Trump has done. He is on the front page of every newspaper, the top of every newscast. They can’t believe it; they can’t get their heads around it, that this is happening, and not only is it happening, it is the biggest thing in American politics right now. It has consumed American politics. It—Trump—is bigger than the entire rest of the Republican field, which, by the way, has 15 other people in it—governors, senators, very big, very serious people. Trump is bigger than them all.

Trump is so big they are attacking him just to get themselves noticed. [snip]

Trump has the Republican Party by the throat. It cannot figure out how to get rid of him. The party elites, those snobs in D.C. who do not respect or understand the people out there in America, are tearing their hair out over the damage Trump is supposedly doing to the party. [snip]

Yet the party has no power over Trump. He has the money, he has the press, he has the voters.

The Trumpnado in Laredo was not Donald Trump’s last stand. Trump was in Oskaloosa Iowa on Saturday. He was truly brilliant in his very polished politician presentation even as he came off as everyman fighting the powers that be. We thought this was a particularly clever way to do politics:

Trump vs. Clinton: A tale of 2 Iowa rallies

Hillary’s intimate policy seminar could not have been more different than Donald’s bombastic barbecue. [snip]

Donald Trump was in town.

The billionaire mogul gave a rowdy rally in his signature meandering, yet riveting style. He went after a new target — Scott Walker, calling his state a “disaster” and ripping the Wisconsin governor’s fiscal policies. He regaled the crowd with tales of Thursday’s circus-like trip to Laredo, Texas, where he toured the border and showcased his provocative attacks on illegal immigrants. He spent the rest of his time lamenting the state of the country while touting what an amazing businessman he is.

Who can do better than Trump?” Trump said. “I fix things.” [snip]

He betrayed a little insecurity in going after Walker, who he said was “finally” fair game because one of the governor’s donors had called him a “dumb-dumb.” [snip]

“Wisconsin’s doing terribly. It’s in turmoil. The roads are a disaster because they don’t have any money to rebuild them. They’re borrowing money like crazy. They projected a $1 billion surplus, and it turns out to be a deficit of $2.2 billion. The schools are a disaster. The hospitals and education was a disaster. And he was totally in favor of Common Core,” he said to big cheers, adding later, “I wrote all this stuff down though I don’t need to though because I’ve got a really good memory.”

Trump was also sure to sell the crowd on his resume: “I’m very good with contracts, don’t you want that? … I went to Wharton School of Finance. I was a really good student.” [snip]

If it wasn’t for me, you would’ve never heard of a ‘sanctuary city’” he said. [snip]

But all the bluster has yet to put him in the lead in Iowa, where he trails Walker in recent polls.

“Will you please put me in first place so I feel better?” he asked the crowd.

That’s a mix of bombast politicians typically use but without the phony humility – along with a schoolboy charm in doing what campaign strategists stress to candidates is an important “ask”. “Ask the voters to vote for you” is something candidates, especially first time candidates, often forget to do. But Trump asks for support from voters with a vanity and charm that is clear English. “Will you please put me in first place so I feel better?” Who does an ask in such a manner? Trump.

That type of pomposity mixed with humility is sneered at by the political class. But for Trump, who was pronounced dead by just about everyone after his remarks about McCain, it works. It works wonders.

It works wonders in New Hampshire. It works astonishingly across the nation. It works miracles in Iowa, as the leftist loons at Vox are forced to admit:

Republicans’ Donald Trump problem just got worse

Donald Trump was supposed to flame out fast. Instead, he’s burning ever hotter in the first contests of the 2016 Republican presidential primary.

The real estate mogul and reality TV star has a seven-point lead over his nearest competitor in New Hampshire, and he’s breathing down the neck of longtime Iowa caucuses leader Scott Walker, according to two NBC-Marist University polls released Sunday morning. [snip]

Scott Walker remains in the pole position in Iowa with 19 percent of Republican saying he’s their candidate. But Trump, who has lagged him by 8 or 9 percentage points in each of the last three polls taken in Iowa, now trails Walker by just 2 percentage points at 17 percent.

Trump’s favorability rating is right side up with Republicans. [snip]

Trump appears to be bleeding support mostly from the bottom tiers of candidates, as Jeb Bush, at 12 percent, is the only other hopeful in double digits in Iowa. That is, Trump seems to be consolidating a lot of the anti-establishment vote.

The turf in New Hampshire is even more fertile ground for Trump. He’s supplanted Bush as the favorite in the “Live Free or Die” state. Trump checked in with 21 percent of registered New Hampshire Republicans, leaving Bush at 14 percent and Walker at 12 percent, in the dust.

“Will you please put me in first place so I feel better?” Trump is 2 points away from feeling much better and being in position to win Iowa and New Hampshire. He’s also #1 in North Carolina so we suspect that South Carolina might be on Trump’s menu. Then there is the Florida primary, winner take all, which up to now was supposed to be a caged death match between Rubio and Jeb. Could Trump, who regularly visits his many properties in Florida decide to contest Florida thereby knocking out both Rubio and Jeb in one bloody stroke? And don’t forget, if Walker loses the neighboring state of Iowa, Walker is out (and what a fool Walker was to attack Trump and follow that up with a Walker donor also attacking Trump opening the door to a Trump attack). So is Donald Trump set to be the nominee???? You betcha!

Outsider Ben Carson? Trump is a bigger outsider and not so soft-spoken. Carly Fiorina? A tough outsider like Trump but without organization and popularity and a problem history at Hewlett Packard. Pataki?, Gilmore?, Cruz?, Graham?, Perry?, etc., etc.? We’ll wait until the August 6 debate; but if Donald Trump is consolidating the anti-establishment voter juggernaut all calculations go out the window.

Think any Washington elected figure such as Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Graham, can steal Trump’s main issue? Think any elected official such as Walker, Christie, Kasich, can steal Trump’s main issue? Think again. Trump is throwing out the moneychangers at the temple and burning down the establishment:

OSKALOOSA, Iowa—Donald Trump said there was no cap in the amount of money he would be willing to put into his campaign for the Republican nomination for president if his message continues to resonate with voters.

Speaking at a free-wheeling press conference following a rally in this city east of Des Moines, Mr. Trump also attacked Republican rivals Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and Democrat Hillary Clinton with accusations that they were beholden to wealthy donors.

Mr. Trump, a real-estate developer and television personality, has almost entirely self-financed his campaign so far.

“Bush is controlled by those people. Walker is controlled by those people. Hillary Clinton is controlled by those people. Trump has none of those people,” he said Saturday afternoon. “I’m not controlled. I do what’s right for the people.” [snip]

He’s saying the things we really feel,” said Gary Staggs, a 55-year-old small business owner from Oskaloosa. “Politicians can’t say them because they are so afraid of somebody they will offend.”

Mr. Trump delivered a nearly hourly long monologue without notes that touched on the imbalance of trade with China, his wealth and Iowa’s hot weather.

I love you people. I love Iowa. But it’s hot as hell and I’m sweating like a dog,” said Mr. Trump, who wore a full suit.

“I’m sweating like a dog” is not something that comes out of the mouths of politicians. “I’m perspiring profusely” is the mushy English politicians use, er, utilize.

English when properly wielded is a potent weapon. Winston Churchill rallied Western civilization with profound words of defiance and resolve – and backed them up with fearless action. Like Churchill, when Donald Trump was allegedly in “trouble” Trump did not back down. Trump mobilized his voters with powerful English backed up by equally powerful action when he refused to apologize to the sanitation truck chasing dogs called Big Media and the political class.

Hillary Clinton

Which brings us back to Hillary Clinton. We continue and will continue and continue and continue to scream that the Hillary2016 tactic of the “Obama third term” or hugging Obama or keeping quiet about the disaster that is Obama is a strategic mistake which will lead Hillary2016 to Hindenberg size defeat. We persist that a massive purge of Obama operatives from Hillary2016 and separation from Obama must take place. We will scream and shout that Barack Obama is Hillary and Hillary2016′s most nefarious and dangerous enemy.

Some will insist that no, Benghazi or email stuff is the big problem Hillary has. But no. As we have written, the big enemy of Hillary and Hillary2016 is treacherous Barack Obama:

Hillary faces dangerous enemy in the Obama administration [snip]

Look for Vice President Joe Biden to jump in soon, and lefty Sen. Elizabeth Warren might also take the leap.

Meanwhile, Clinton must play ­defense against her former colleagues in the State Department and intelligence agencies.

Actually, it’s worse. She’s almost certainly up against the White House.

Somebody very high in the food chain leaked the memos requesting the probe. The New York Times, which broke the story, identified its source only as “a senior government official.”

My money is on Valerie Jarrett, the Obamas’ Rasputin, who is known to despise Clinton. If it was Jarrett, she would not do this against the president’s wishes.

That also would be true for any “senior government official” who leaked the memos. Targets don’t get any bigger than Hillary Clinton, so this was not a rogue operation. This was an approved hit. [snip]

It’s also possible the White House is ­using the issue to keep her in line on the Iranian nuke deal. The implied threat is “look what happened to Robert Menendez.”

Bed – dogs – fleas.

Does this deter Hillary’s dangerous liaison with treacherous Barack Obama? No because we’re told Barack is so popular that Hillary has to tie herself to B.O. and the cult. But the stink of B.O. overpowers the senses:

They Really, Really Don’t Like Him
Our unpopular president.

Barack Obama is not popular. This plain and simple fact may surprise those who read only legacy journalists, who often elide this inconvenient truth. [snip]

Obama’s job approval in this poll was a paltry 43 percent, with 55 percent disapproval. This is hardly a public “closely divided,” but it is typical of the media’s approach. They prefer to gloss over his bad numbers, point out the weakness of the GOP, or emphasize how popular he is among Democrats.

But ignoring a fact does not make it any less true. Obama is unpopular, and he has been unpopular for a while. [snip]

To date, Obama has been unpopular for more than two-thirds of his tenure. If he stays under 50 percent for the remainder of his term, he will have been unpopular for longer than any postwar leader. [snip]

The cumulative effect on the public mood is evident. According to Real Clear Politics, 61 percent of Americans believe that the country is on the wrong track. [snip]

The country likewise does not believe Obama’s policy prescriptions are sensible. [snip]

Though Hillary Clinton is increasingly dominating the political spotlight, the president’s standing will affect the 2016 contest. Clinton is scurrying leftward to keep Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley from winning the progressive vote, but in so doing she risks alienating the middle of the country, which has tired of activist government. And it is quite likely that, as his former secretary of state, Clinton will be seen as Obama’s successor, thus bearing the burden of his unpopularity.

So before our dear friends try to hop on lifeboat Big Pink they better have an answer as to why Hillary is at all tied to Barack Obama and hires Obama cult members to populate Hillary2016.

Before our former dear friends and establishment pals try to cuddle with us they better understand that Hillary2016 is on a slow boat to palookaville. We advised that Hillary had to run a “time for a change” campaign, not an Obama third term “stay the course” mess. We got the mess instead of a call for change.

Think we’re alone? We wrote about the Hillary2016 muddled message mess in 2013. Now the leftist kooks at Salon begin to see what was in front of their faces:

This is why Hillary’s losing: The issue Jeb Bush and Donald Trump understand, which may keep Clinton from the White House
Her negatives are almost as bad as Trump’s. She’s not trusted, and losing swing states. Start talking about reform! [snip]

Politicians are going to destroy this country. They are weak and ineffective. They are controlled by the lobbyists of the special interests. Every one of these lobbyists that give money expects something for it… They could take a politician and have him jump off this ledge.
–Donald Trump, last Wednesday

And here you thought Trump was wrong about everything. [snip]

Government corruption is perhaps the central issue of the 2016 campaign because it’s the biggest problem facing our country. [snip]

In office Obama forgot all about ethics reforms. It was the biggest mistake of his presidency. Republicans didn’t stop him. It is a hallmark of many ethics reforms, including most of his, that they may be implemented by executive order. Obama didn’t pursue them because he didn’t want to. [snip]

That Obama translated this public anger into a message in 2008 — but didn’t follow up with policy in 2009 — may reveal an underlying worldview. [snip]

I think reform is the key not just to the white working class but to the election. The Democrats must embrace it with specificity and sincerity, but so far they’ve barely mentioned it.

So why is Hillary embracing the unpopular treacherous Barack Obama?

Does anyone think that Donald Trump’s winning big issue can be stolen by the creatures of, by, and for D.C. whoever he, or she, is?

If she does not change her ways and her campaign strategy, Hillary2016 will be destroyed. Donald Trump? How to destroy Donald Trump gets harder and harder every day. Most every voter knows it is time to make America great again.

July 24th, 2015

The Hillary Clinton Economy Speech, The Ted Cruz I’m Like Donald Trump Speech

Update: War: Chamber of Commerce gearing up to take out conservative incumbents in the House next year. The Chamber of Commerce is winning, or losing? The 2016 elections will decide. The GOP coddles their corporate cronies. Hillary’s economy speech drags her further to the kook left and protection of the crony capitalists on the left. Cruz is trying to sound like Trump, which is smarter than those who attack Trump, but not enough. Trump? Trump haters are beginning to wake up and sound the trumpets:

In fact, this is easy red meat for Donald Trump if he’s inclined to take on the business class he’s a part of. Nothing would build his conservative cred faster than rising to the defense of the people in Congress who are most opposed to open borders and who are now evidently on the electoral menu for corporate America. You can write the script yourself: “Take it from a guy who’s worth $10 billion, a secure border is more important than better margins on labor.”

From every political affiliation, gender, and ethnicity/race - we’re all sounding the Trumpets. We’re all becoming Trumpettes. We notice today very few are talking about the new YouGov poll on Trump which proves he is rising not sinking. TRUMP IS NOW AT 28% and second choice he is at 38%. Why are so few writing about this? Wasn’t the big question earlier this week whether or not Trump was dead or had hit his ceiling? The YouGov poll which is brand new says Trump continues to rise. Both political parties and their hacks are scared of this and so the plan is “keep it quiet.” Watch what happens after August 6.

For the Trump haters we present the dumbest, stupidest, most idiotic anti-Trump article ever published by Big Media: The Danger of a Celebrity President. It’s not an attack on the Obama cult but a defense of Obama and an attack on a certain candidate – so you know how stupid it is.

More cheers for Trump as he attacks Big Media with more than words. Trump has banned the Des Moines Register noosepaper from today’s campaign events. The Register has demanded Trump get out of the race. Screw you Big Media. In America the people decide who stays in and who goes out (until 2008 when Big Media diktated the outcome that is.) Maybe if all GOP candidates and Hillary follow Trump’s lead the Big Media vipers can be put back in their nests.


Ted Cruz on the Senate floor: Mitch McConnell’s a liar and our new majority is a cronyist fraud. We like the speech. But it’s a fail.

Hillary also emitted sounds today in yet another speech about the economy. Hillary looked great. The speech? It’s a fail.

We hate to be so negative but after sharpshooter Trump taking on all comers and Against All Flags insurgency as just about everybody in the left and right establishments tries to bring him down… well lets just say we’re let down.

Why is Hillary’s speech on the economy a fail? You don’t even have to listen to the speech to know there is a strategic flaw. Here’s the speech: Oh, we can’t embed the video we can only provide a link to the speech because does not provide a video of what is supposed to be a big speech. Another fail.

What’s the strategic problem with the speech? Well, if these ideas are so good why doesn’t Obama implement them? Or try to implement them? Why didn’t Obama do them a long time ago? Or, is Hillary in this speech attacking Obama? Is Hillary saying Obama did not do this and she will? That’s the strategic problem. Having tied herself to Obama she now cannot criticize Obama even as she puts out ideas that Obama could implement or at least try to implement but won’t. Why not? Why won’t Obama try to implement these ideas, such as they are?

This is going to be an ongoing problem for Hillary2016. That’s why the best bet, strategically speaking, would have been (as we suggested so long ago) for Hillary to base her campaign on “It’s time for a change.” Instead we are left holding a smelly bag labeled “Stay the course.”

There is another problem with the speech on the substance. Hillary invests a great deal of her time in her speech to Wall Street and assorted mumbo jumbo about investors who invest in stocks for quick profits then get out. We thought the purpose of Wall Street gambling was to make money and a quick buck.

Nowhere in her speech today does Hillary hit the main issue about Wall Street and investing. At no point does Hillary say “Obama economic policies and FED policies force people to throw themselves into the Wall Street cesspool. It’s time for a change.”

Americans who do not want to go near Wall Street are muscled by Obama and FED policies to do just that. Low interest rates help corporations but for someone who wants to keep their money in a safe bank account with compounded interest – low interest rates are a disaster. Hillary doesn’t mention this. Trillions in wealth shifted to Wall Street titans and from Hillary silence or no recognition this is a problem that her “solutions” exacerbate.

In the Obama economy money in the bank is going to waste. Almost no interest is accrued. If Hillary wants to help the middle class and the poor why not advocate for interest rates that reflect reality? Why not help young people who want to work and save be able to do so without the increased risk of putting money in the Wall Street shark tank? Sure, increased risk via Wall Street investments will potentially bring increased gains, but what if you just want slow, safe, and steady growth? That used to be the preferred economic plan for the poor and middle class. Wall Street was for the swells willing and able to risk their capital.

Instead of helping Americans opt out of the Wall Street casino, Hillary goes on and on about the travails of Wall Street investors and how to squeeze money out of them. Never mind that many of those Wall Street investors are union pension funds and the George Soros types that fund so much of the left infrastructure.

When all is said and done Hillary’s economy speech ignores the extortion against those that have worked and saved money to put in a nice safe bank account. The fail is all the talk about stocks and buy-backs. Where is the plain talk to the American people? Why repudiate the successes of Bill Clinton? Fail.

Ted Cruz also emitted sounds today. He too failed. That’s not to say we did not like his speech. We did. But the Cruz speech was Donald Trump on cruise control. This Trump hating, Cruz hating bit sums it up nicely:

Sample quote: “[This majority] does get things done, but it listens to one and only one voice: That is, the voice of the Washington cartel, of the lobbyists on K Street, of the big money and big corporations.” This guy is talking about his own caucus.

Nominally, this speech is about McConnell’s betrayal of opponents of the Ex-Im bank and his Reid-esque procedural scam to block conservative amendments that could have jeopardized the Iran deal. What it really is, of course, is a campaign commercial for Cruz 2016 aimed at all the Trump voters he covets but who prefer someone (for the moment) who stands outside the political class. This is Cruz’s way of showing them that not only is he willing to throw punches at the establishment too, he hits much harder than Trump does. The unspoken point is, “If you detest Washington and its endless corrupt excrescences, why would you support him instead of me?” Good question. I have no idea.

We have an answer to that good question: Trump is better that Ted because Cruz is part of the system he is complaining about. Fair or unfair that’s why that other guy, Trump, resonates and Cruz just cruises, out of gas, in the breeze.

For anyone who thinks we are being unfair to the Senator from Texas, consider what this kerfuffle was about: Iran and the attempt to block the deal between Obama and his Mullah pals. Um, didn’t Senator Ted Cruz help ensure that the Obama – Persian Empire of Terror deal was approved? Let’s hoist the black flag and bring up Ace of Spades to testify about Iran and the Corker amendment:

Rubio’s offering some bullshit amendments designed to make him appear Strong On Defense but he’s just part of Failure Theater like the rest of them.

Without this bill, Obama needs 67 votes to approve the Iran treaty.

With the bill, the treaty is presumptively approved, and it takes 67 votes to disapprove of the treaty.

And this is Corker’s way of showing he’s “standing up to Obama.”

How? By performing analingus on him?

This is just the latest insult from the Republican Party. All their bullshit is designed to trick conservatives into thinking they’re taking a stance, when in fact they’re voting with the Democrats.

If Corker has good reasons why this treaty should be passed — and it’s plain that he’s a fan, because he’s making up yet more Fake Opposition to pass it — he should say so. [snip]

No, they lie, they pretend they’re opposed to it, and they stage productions of Failure Theater to trick conservatives into thinking they’re opposing it — but are just being outfoxed, by gum! — when in fact they’ve voted in advance to lose on the issue.[snip]

Corker’s bill does not impose limits on Obama; Corker’s bill does not oppose the Iran treaty. [snip]

Without the Corker bill, Obama would need 67 Senate votes to pass his treaty. The treaty dies without the Corker bill.

With the Corker bill, Obama needs only 34 Senate votes to keep his treaty — which is actually passed, beforehand, by the Corker bill.

The treaty passes into law with the Corker bill.

But Corker, McConnell, and the rest of the traitors will Lie To Your Fucking Face that they “did their best” when, once again, another Obama measure is passed by the Senate.

But by gum! They did their best. They fought so hard but they just couldn’t do it.

Here’s how you actually defeat Obama’s treaty:

1. You scrap the Corker bill, which approves of the treaty, then requires a supermajority of 67 to block it it. (Something which will fail.)

2. Then, you vote against the treaty.

Simple, isn’t it? You just vote against the treaty. You don’t create a convoluted process where you first vote for the treaty and then later vote against it — but oh darn! That first vote was the important one!

Failed again!

The fuck with these people.

They are lying to us, they are corrupt as the worst whores of hell, and they are leading this country into destruction.

Do not go gently on this Corker bill.

Raise Hell.

Let these vile motherfuckers know WE WILL NOT BE LIED TO ANY LONGER.

It’s failure theater. And Cruz played his role. Cruz voted for what he is now complaining about. Failure theater.

That was before Trump came on the scene. After Trump, Cruz had the good sense to heed our warnings and that’s why he voted against ObamaTrade. Cruz is one of the better ones when it comes to positioning himself against the establishment but Trump is the reason for the Cruz speech today.

Failure theater is the GOP ploy to advance the GOP even as the country goes to blazes:

He’s calling McConnell a liar. He’s not hinting at it. He says it. Multiple times.

“He brought up his Obamacare amendment… which is a smokescreen, because it’s intended to fail.” [snip]

By the way, I also hear they’ve got a Fake Sanctuary City bill in the works that they will trick conservatives into thinking actually gets rid of sanctuary cities, but in fact institutionalizes them.

It’s all failure theater to help the GOP but at least Ted Cruz wants a ticket to the Trump show. Jeb Bush the Washington Post reports wants to be the “un-Trump”. Jeb Bush as the “un” anything is not a drink anyone wants.

Our advice to all those that want to be Trump or be un-Trump or trump Trump is this: speak English. Speak clear, concise, English. Don’t connive. Don’t plot. Don’t think this is the time to fool the public will well-crafted mumbo jumbo because the Internet and tough talkers like Donald Trump will make your life difficult.

Indeed, take a clue or a few from Donald J. Trump. Attack Big Media. Attack the establishment of the political system in both parties. Everyone running for president should treat Big Media and the Big Two Parties with the contempt Donald Trump does not hide. Tell Big Media and the political parties, “You’re finished” or the voters will tell you “You’re fired.”

July 23rd, 2015

A Trump -nado Hits Laredo – Big Media, GOP Establishment Worst Hit

The Trump has landed. Trumpnado continues. Yes – the massive Donald Trump plane has landed in Laredo. Surrounded by Latinos, sharpshooter Donald Trump pulls a John Wayne and moseys on down Rick Perry way. Two birds, or three birds, with one stone: Trump hits Perry, Trump hits on his biggest issue, Trump grabs the spotlight and smothers every other candidate. Triple Trumpnado!!!

In 1992 Bill Clinton was behind George H.W. Bush, and both of them were losers to the #1 H. Ross Perot. Did Bill Clinton whine? No, Bill Clinton put on dark shades, grabbed a saxophone, and went on the Arsenio Hall show and made his own luck. That’s how its done.

Are Republicans/conservatives who hate on the Trump as smart and brave as Bill Clinton? No, it’s whine all the time.

Whine all the time: Glenn Beck has turned his show into a “Trump-free zone”. In other words if you don’t like the news ban the news.

Glenn Beck is taking a page from the totalitarian left Huffington Post which has banned Trump to it’s “entertainment” coverage (the dummies don’t realize that entertainment sections are more popular with the public than political pages).

Whine all the time: GOP donors wanted Bush, Rubio, and Walker to boycott debates unless Trump was disqualified. Just try and ban Trump from the debates. He’s just the #1 guy in the GOP polls right now. The biggest reason to watch the August 6 debate has become Donald Trump. Donald Trump eating pizza with Sarah Palin opposite the GOP debate would get more viewers.

Whine all the time: AFL-CIO Controlled Union Intervenes, Cancels Trump’s Border Tour Planned by Local Agents. Agent Garza confirmed to Breitbart Texas that the national union had stepped in and insisted that the Laredo local back out of honoring Trump with the border tour. Latino Agent Garza wanted to guide Trump but he cannot be seen to tell the truth. This only helps Trump prove his points about what is happening to this country.

Why is Trump such a winner? Because he puts himself into win/win situations and avoids win/lose scenarios. AFL-CIO blocks Border Patrol agents from Trump’s border tour Trumpnado – Trump gets another illustration of what he is talking about so bravely.

Why is Trump such a winner? Consider what we wrote recently:

Shorter version of the Republican National Committee statement: “We want Donald Trump out of the nomination race before the August 6 debate and we will do whatever we have to do to drive Donald Trump out of the race and to Hell with our supposed role of being neutral.”

Where have we seen this before? Yeah, Hillary Clinton 2008. [snip]

The Democratic Party establishment succeeded in gifting Barack Obama the nomination and Hillary and Bill Clinton wandered about like drunks trying to figure out what truck hit them.

Which brings us to Donald Trump. Donald Trump better realize that he is up against the Republican establishment and that what the establishment wants the establishment gets.

So does Donald Trump realize he is up against the Republican establishment? It appears he does. Trump: If RNC isn’t “fair” to me, I’ll run as an independent. Boom! Trumpnado. If the RNC is not neutral, Trump… keeps the threat alive. [Hillary, are you watching this and learning?] Yesterday Trump was backing away from an independent run. Keep them unsure. Keep them guessing. Piaget feeding schedules anyone?

The fear-mongering conspiracy squirrel talk that Donald Trump is a Hillary plant is epic dumb. Hillary2016 would love to run against Jeb Bush. Why? Because Jeb versus Hillary means a Hillary win. Against Trump, all bets are off. 2015 polls won’t matter. Trumpnado threatens all.

Donald Trump has the Republican establishment on the run. We need our own Hill-nado. Hillary Clinton should realize the Obama Dimocrat establishment needs her and she does not need them. Until she realizes that she will be a loser.

July 22nd, 2015

Saddle Up! Trump Goes To The Border! Plus – New #Hillary2016 Polls!

Quinnipiac poll: Hillary’s popularity crumbles in three swing states, now trails three top Republicans. This is not really news. This is more a demonstration of the mass hysteria in Big Media and the establishments of both parties now that a certain Rodney Dangerfield is spitting in their fingerbowls at the fancy pants dinner.

What do we mean? Consider the confusion expressed with the arrival of this poll(s) which is at first blush gruesome for Hillary. Wasn’t the argument of the Republican/conservative establishment that Donald Trump was a wrecking ball that is destroying the “Republican brand?” So, um, does this poll wreck the wrecking ball theory? Or is the message from this latest poll that Hillary poll numbers sink if you sample more Republicans than others? Or is the message that Jeb(?) is weak even when compared to the barely known Scott Walker?

Does anyone in Big Media notice that the new polls sample more Republicans than they should? For instance in Colorado the samples are Republican 29%, Democrat 26%, Independent 36%, Other/DK/NA 10%. That’s a plus 3 for Republicans. However in the last election the results placed the Ds ahead with 5. That’s about an 8 point gift to the Republicans in this poll. Some swing, huh? Ditto Iowa. There the sample is Republican 29%, Democrats 27%, Independent 38%, Other/DK/NA 6% even though in 2012 the results were a +6 for Ds. Ditto Virginia (4 point difference from 2012 results). Republican 27%, Democrat 28%, Independent 35%, Other/DK/NA 9%.

We’ve written repeatedly that we think Hillary is in trouble because of association with Obama. But we don’t think that these polls released today are the problem they are sold as. Even so, let’s look at the gruesome poll:

Poll: Clinton trails top Republicans in battleground states

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in head-to-head matchups in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, a new survey shows.

The latest Quinnipiac University swing state polling released Wednesday shows the Democratic frontrunner trailing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in each of those states.

The biggest loser, the polls found, is Donald Trump, who has surged to the front of a crowded Republican primary field nationally but is viewed unfavorably, by almost a 2-to-1 margin, by voters in those states.

The results offered more indications that Clinton has a problem: Voters say they don’t trust her.

In Colorado, only 34% of voters said they see Clinton as honest and trustworthy while 62% said they don’t. In Iowa, the numbers were 33% to 59% — a drop from 45% to 47% in April. And in Virginia, Clinton did best, at 39% saying they trust her to 55% saying they don’t. [snip]

“On being a strong leader, a key metric in presidential campaigns, she has dropped four to 10 points depending on the state and she is barely above 50% in each of the three states.” [snip]

In Colorado, Clinton trails Rubio 38%-46%, Bush 36%-41% and Walker 38%-47%. In Iowa, she trails Rubio 36%-44%, Bush 36%-42% and Walker 37%-45%. And in Virginia, Clinton has the narrowest margins between her and her Republican opponents, where she lags behind Rubio 41%-43%, Bush 39%-42% and Walker 40%-43%.

In Colorado, Walker performed the best even though 3-in-10 voters weren’t ready to weigh in on questions about his honesty and leadership skills.

These R v D comparison polls are really silly. The fight now is intra-party not a general election. But still the weaker Hillary appears, the more likely a Michelle Obama or a Cambridge Cherokee, maybe even crazy Uncle Joe, will get in.

Hillary’s problem is not these ridiculous polls. Hillary’s problem is that she is saying stuff she does not believe and it shows. In order to appeal to the Obama cult and the totalitarian left, the groups that hate Hillary the most, Hillary is speaking mumbo jumbo – and it shows – and voters don’t like it.

As to Donald Trump and his allegedly bad showing in these polls what is now sure is that Trump started out low and the more he is seen the more his poll numbers rise.

In Iowa which is the only state that we have sufficient data to measure Trump’s standing Trump is #2 to Scott Walker who is lapping up the field. In New Hampshire and North Carolina and Nevada, Trump is doing very well. The more Trump rises… the more Trump rises.

But we are told that after L’áffair McCain the Donald will have to escalate his rhetoric to unacceptable levels or that he is already so wounded he is a dead man walking. There’s no way The Donald, the “Teflon Don” as Charles Hurt calls Trump, there’s no more air time Trump can squeeze himself onto. Or is there?

Beat the drum slowly, lay the sod over him, Rick Perry just had a stroke.

Saddle up! Trump goes to the border:

EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: Donald Trump Heading to Texas Border

Breitbart Texas has learned that 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is heading to the Texas-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the current border security situation. Trump is expected to meet with Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector.

“We look forward to giving Mr. Trump a boots on the ground perspective on the Laredo Sector of the Texas-Mexico Border,” said National Border Patrol Council, Local 2455 President Hector Garza. “Mr. Trump is expected to be in Laredo later in the week.”

Garza told Breitbart Texas that following the border tour, Trump will have a town hall style meeting where law enforcement officers will be invited to provide feedback on their perspective of the border situation.

Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby worked with Agent Garza to prepare for Trump’s border tour. “It is of utmost importance that possible future leaders of our country visit the border region, especially the Laredo Sector. Most Texans and other Americans hear that the Texas border was secured, but it wasn’t. The Rio Grande Valley Sector was supplemented with manpower from the State of Texas, but that mostly stopped where that sector ended and the Laredo Sector begins.” Darby added, “Mr. Trump will learn firsthand of the many holes and vulnerabilities that the Los Zetas cartel exploits to enter Texas and oppress their victims. We will keep the details of Mr. Trump’s intended visit private at this time.”

What will the GOP establishment say? Here’s a sample:

Zombie Eric Cantor is here to weigh in on the Donald Trump problem he helped create

The story of the Republican Party’s aborted attempt to craft an immigration platform that would appeal to Hispanic voters without alienating its base will have an entire chapter dedicated to former House majority leader Eric Cantor. His appearance on “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, lambasting Donald Trump’s language on immigration, probably made the situation worse, not better.

And when Cantor lost his 2014 primary race in stunning fashion, his position on immigration reform was cited as a key reason. Immigration reform was “the most symbolic issue that captures the differences between me and Eric Cantor in this race,” David Brat, the man who beat Cantor, told Fox News the day after his win.

The Republican plan to make inroads with Hispanics was a double failure. Not only was a bill not passed, but efforts to advance the issue revealed just how strongly — and vocally — Republican voters opposed the idea. The party’s second-in-command in the House was sent off to work in the private sector. And it set up a situation, two years later, where Donald Trump could stumble onto immigration as a hot-button issue, exposing the same rift within the GOP at a particularly inconvenient time. [snip]

“I think the language that Mr. Trump’s been using sometimes, certainly it’s mean, it’s ugly, it’s divisive,” Cantor said, most likely referring to Trump’s dismissal of illegal immigrants as criminals. “It is not a sustainable model, because ultimately what this country and the people of America are looking for is an optimistic inspirational leader with a message that is inclusive for all so we can see a better future.” [snip]

But Eric Cantor became the most prominent face of a policy that much of the Republican base hates. Hearing that face say that Trump is bad will probably not have the effect Cantor might have hoped.

Eric Cantor or Donald Trump? Who Represents the American voter and who represents a failed Republican leadership?

Looks like Trump represents the Republican voter:

Trump Leads GOP Field, No Slump After Attacks on McCain [snip]

A new Morning Consult poll finds Trump leading the Republican field with 22 percent of the vote, well ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who clocks in with 15 percent, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, in third place with 12 percent.

No other Republican breaks into double digits. [snip]

There is no evidence that Trump’s numbers have slumped after comments he made questioning Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) war record. Though most of the rest of the Republican field — and even the Republican National Committee — loudly criticized Trump after he made the comments on Saturday morning at an event in Iowa, voters interviewed afterward weren’t any less likely to say they support him.

In fact, Trump has gained ground since a Morning Consult poll earlier this month, when he trailed Bush by a 19 percent to 17 percent margin. This week Trump is the second choice of 12 percent of voters, behind Bush’s 18 percent.

As we previously wrote, the assault on Donald Trump is an attempt by the Republican establishment to destroy him before he gets a chance to speak to the nation at the August 6 debate. We’ve always argued, contrary to many who insisted the opposite would prove to be the case, that Donald Trump would mop the floor with the other Republican candidates for president. Now it appears we have once again been proven right and that Republican establishment indeed fears Trump and they have failed in their attempt to stomp the Trump:

Will GOP debate be the Trump show?

Despite RNC’s efforts, first showdown of 2016 could be focused on candidate from the angry fringe. [snip]

This is Donald Trump’s universe.

So instead, on Aug. 6, in Cleveland, the GOP hopefuls will appear stage right and stage left, flanking a real estate mogul and reality television star who is all but certain to steal the spotlight, go on the offensive and thwart their hopes for a peaceful debate.

Trump’s presence at center stage — his reward if he maintains his lead in the polls — is likely to transform the first Republican debate into a major media event, bringing big ratings to Fox News, the debate sponsor. [snip]

“I think you have to assume he’ll be loud and aggressive and do everything he can to stay on offense,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who gave the most commanding debate performances of the 2012 primary cycle, told POLITICO. “Trump is very smart, he has lots of TV experience and is absolutely uninhibited.” [snip]

“Unless everything changes in the next two weeks, which is always a possibility, I imagine Trump will be pretty much the top five stories of the debate just by showing up,” said Mark Leibovich, the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine.

“There’s the ‘Will the other candidates attack Trump?’ story, the ‘Will Trump hold his own as a serious candidate?’ story, the ‘Will Trump have a grasp of the issues?’ story, the ‘What attention-getting thing did Trump say?’ story and the “Did you hear what Trump said about Candidate X?’ (or ‘What did Candidate X say to Trump?’) story, etc,” he continued. “Maybe someone like Jeb can sneak into the top six.” [snip]

For Gingrich, taking on Trump is a matter of understanding the enemy: “Avoid anger, because I don’t think anybody on that stage can out-anger Trump,” he said. “His natural style is aggressive. It’s not like he has to become aggressive. He wakes up and he’s aggressive.”

There’s a new sheriff in town. His name is Donald Trump.

July 20th, 2015

McCain And Trump – A Lesson From Hillary Clinton 2008 For Donald Trump That #Hillary2016 Has Yet To Learn

Hillary Clinton has a stupid strategy, a losing strategy, for #Hillary2016. That’s because Hillary has forgotten why and how Barack Obama got the nomination in 2008. This “why and how” is a lesson for Donald Trump.

In the wake of the John McCain comments by Donald Trump there is a very real question as to whether Donald Trump will have to go away, fold up, pull out, admit defeat, and become road kill on the road to the GOP nomination race. One singular item of news should give Donald Trump pause. Many bits of news should encourage Donald Trump.

That “singular” bit of news and the lesson for Donald Trump from Hillary Clinton 2008 are related. What is the “singular” bit of news? Here:

RNC rebukes Trump for McCain remarks

The Republican National Committee issued a strong rebuke of Donald Trump’s mocking of Sen. John McCain’s military service Saturday, saying his comments “have no place in our party or country.”

Shorter version of the Republican National Committee statement: “We want Donald Trump out of the nomination race before the August 6 debate and we will do whatever we have to do to drive Donald Trump out of the race and to Hell with our supposed role of being neutral.”

Where have we seen this before? Yeah, Hillary Clinton 2008.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton must remember what happened in 2008. Big Media protected Barack Obama from his many stumbles and bumbles while blasting forth any good news about Barack the boob. Big Media also attacked anyone who was against Barack Obama. Hillary, McCain? One was a racist the other a doddering old racist according to Big Media and the Obama campaign.

Big Media is one of the big reasons Barack Obama got the nomination. Another reason was the delegate theft. Remember the delegate thefts?

In 2008 the Democratic National Committee stole delegates Hillary Clinton won in elections and gave them to a person that was not even on the ballot. Yeah. That’s how they stole the election.

Barack Obama chose not to be on the Michigan ballot in order to hurt Hillary in Iowa. Then when Hillary won the Michigan delegates the Democratic National Committee stole votes from Hillary as well as votes designated by voters as non committed and gave them to Barack Obama who was not even on the ballot.

In Soviet block communist states elections were stolen. But even in Bulgaria and Romania the votes were stolen to benefit someone on the ballot. With Barack Obama in 2008 the votes were stolen to give them to Barack Obama who purposely and ostentatiously removed himself from the ballot (on the last day that was possible, along with John Edwards, in order to embarrass and isolate Hillary Clinton).

In 2008 Hillary Clinton also was denied delegates the voters of Florida voted to her. It was election theft upon election theft. That’s how Hillary Clinton lost in 2008. But Hillary Clinton has either lost her memory, her mind, or her logic these days because Hillary has chosen a strategy for 2016 that ignores that truth.

Hillary Clinton is entirely stupid to ignore that 2008 reality as she campaigns in 2015. The stupid strategy Hillary Clinton has chosen is to appeal to the Barack Obama “coalition of the ascendent” which even the authors of that stupidity now admit either died or never existed. Hillary Clinton did not lose because her coalition was flawed or Obama’s superior or “ascendent”.

Hillary Clinton is entirely stupid to ignore the reasons for what happened in 2008. In 2008 the Democratic National Committee ignored the sexism and misogyny directed against her. The Democratic National Committee allied with the vile Ted Kennedy, the despicable John Kerry, the loathsome Nancy Pelosi, the corrupt Harry Reid, and the oaf Claire McCaskill, conspired to destroy Hillary Clinton in 2008. The Democratic Party establishment succeeded in gifting Barack Obama the nomination and Hillary and Bill Clinton wandered about like drunks trying to figure out what truck hit them.

Which brings us to Donald Trump. Donald Trump better realize that he is up against the Republican establishment and that what the establishment wants the establishment gets.

It’s not just the Republican National Committee that wants to destroy Donald Trump before the August 6 debate. And here we have some of the good news for Donald Trump – the big Republican/conservative websites and most of the big players in the consultant and pundit class are against Donald Trump and want to destroy him too.

Such is the onslaught against Trump, so united is the establishment against Trump, that something strange is glaringly shining brightly forth: the readers and their comments are fighting back on behalf of Trump.

Every attack against Trump by the establishment that wants Donald Trump removed before the August 6 debate is met by massive push-back and contempt against the establishment drones:

Donald Trump’s candidacy is wildly entertaining to watch unfold. Not just because of how Trump is running a scorched earth, “trample everything in view” campaign, but also because of how he’s revealing how out of touch conservative media, bloggers, pundits and “experts” are with what is really happening across the nation.

Indeed, most of the “red this” and “right that” dot coms out there, you know, the old school “new media” of the right, are stumbling over themselves to insult, ridicule and belittle anyone who supports Trump. [snip]

Here’s a hint for members of the conservative media. Conservatives, libertarians, independents, and yes… even many Republicans have zero interest in working through the political system to try and save the nation. Instead, they want to burn the political system to the ground.

A quickly growing and large percent of the conservative base is 100% done with the Republican party. Not one foot in and one foot out. I mean done. Finished. Not a dime in donations and for many of us, not a vote either.

The comments sections of Republican/conservative websites are insurrections against the establishment and pro Trump. As we explained about the Donald Trump mystique:WHEN YOU ARE IN A SNAKE PIT YOU DON’T CARE WHO HANDS YOU A STICK.

Donald Trump is the stick to beat back the establishment snakes.

The Republican establishment is out to get rid of Donald Trump before the August 6 debates. Candidates such as Rubio and Perry demand that Donald Trump get out because of what Trump said against McCain.

What Donald Trump said against McCain is not what Donald Trump said against McCain. Sharyl Attkisson debunked the lies Big Media is spreading against Trump. Attkisson is right and Big Media attacks on Trump are wrong.

Big Media is out to destroy Trump along with the Republican National Committee. It’s important for Donald Trump to acknowledge this. Hillary has failed to acknowledge what the Obama Dimocrat Party did to her in 2008 and therefore her strategy is an utter mess and doomed to fail.

It appears to us that Donald Trump is aware of the need for him not to apologize and not to crumble in the face of the opposition.

A while back we wrote that Chris Christie was “thisclose” to becoming president. We wrote that as the Bridgegate scandal was breaking. We argued that Christie had an opportunity to embrace his tough guy image and state without fear that he would be tough on behalf of the voters. If Christie got tougher and declared he would be a bully on behalf of the taxpayers, we argued, Christie would win. But Christie folded like eggs beaten into a bland recipe.

Now Trump is tested. So far Trump is tough and triumphant. We don’t know how long it will last. But so far Trump trumps.

This is a very important moment in the 2016 presidential race. Dan Balz sees this as a very important moment for Trump and the GOP too:

The question now is whether Candidate Trump is immune from the laws of political gravity or soon will be isolated and regarded as an object of scorn or curiosity rather than of presidential seriousness. [snip]

Few would offer their views for the record, owing to their positions working for other candidates or a desire not to put themselves into direct conflict with Trump. One described Trump’s attack on McCain as “lethal.” Another said he expects “a complete cratering” of Trump’s support. Still another predicted that Trump would become “a niche candidate” and a sideshow to the main event.

But others are less confident that Trump’s candidacy will take a nose dive, highlighting the combination of hope, fear and uncertainty that has gripped the party since Trump decided to run.

It’s all about the August 6 debate. The Republican establishment wants Trump out before the August 6 debate. If they fail at that the hope is that now there is a line of attack against Trump for all the candidates on stage to avail themselves of. That’s what passes for “stratergery” these days in the Republican establishment.

We don’t think that strategy will be successful. Trump has hit a nerve and from what we have seen and heard there is a great deal of support for Trump as the stick to beat back the snakes. We might be wrong. We’re not experts on Republican politics or Republican voters. But we’re not alone in our assessment:

No, media, Donald Trump isn’t done

Did you read the news this weekend? Donald Trump’s candidacy is done. Over. Dead. Kaput.

“DON VOYAGE! Trump is toast after insult,” the New York Post announced on Sunday’s front page, one day after Trump told Iowa voters that Sen. John McCain wasn’t a war hero. The conservative journal Commentary declared the same.

In the more august pages of The New York Times, Nate Cohn declared the event “a turning point,” and “a shift that will probably mark the moment when Trump’s candidacy went from boom to bust.”

Boom to Bust! Trump, who had rocketed to the top of a crowded Republican field, besting Jeb Bush in the most recent Fox News and USA Today/Suffolk University polls, had just rung his campaign’s death knell, the articles suggested. [snip]

…Later the same day, Monmouth University released a survey showing that Trump’s standing with Iowa voters — second only to Scott Walker — remained unchanged: “The poll did not find any significant change in support for Trump in interviews conducted after his comments about John McCain’s military service,” Monmouth said.

Public opinion can be slow to change, and it is certainly possible that days of negative headlines could influence voter sentiment heavily. But the rush to declare Trump’s candidacy dead — especially when journalists on the ground were reporting that many attendees “were not nearly as offended” as party officials – is premature at best.

The next national survey for the Republican field is set to be released early Monday evening. Like the Monmouth poll, it will likely include data from both before and after Trump’s remarks about McCain. A strong showing from Trump won’t be proof that he’s weathered the storm, any more than the media’s gut reaction was proof that he wouldn’t. But it should serve as a reminder to exercise caution before acting as coroner.

We updated our earlier article with news of the new national survey. Since then we have looked closer at the data.

The new national poll is not nearly as bad as the Republican establishment spins. First, the earlier poll from Iowa shows no slippage for Donald Trump in Iowa. But, the second poll out today, the national poll, appears to show some damage to Trump. But, um, not really:

Poll: Trump surges to big lead in GOP presidential race

Businessman Donald Trump surged into the lead for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War service, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Support for Trump fell sharply on the one night that voters were surveyed following those comments. Telephone interviewing for the poll began Thursday, and most calls were completed before the news about the remarks was widely reported.

Although the sample size for the final day was small, the decline was statistically significant. Still, it is difficult to predict what could happen to Trump’s support in the coming days and weeks as the controversy plays out.

Even with the drop in support on the final night of the survey, Trump was the favorite of 24 percent of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. That is the highest percentage and biggest lead recorded by any GOP candidate this year in Post-ABC News polls and marks a sixfold increase in his support since late May, shortly before he formally joined the race.

So the alleged “big dropoff” in Trump support is due to a small sample size of even fewer (if any) Republicans and not really much of anything. On the contrary, the earlier Iowa poll suggests no dropoff of support at all.

Still Trump has to worry. The Republican establishment is out to destroy him – preferably before the August 6 debate. The Republican establishment will continue to attack without mercy. That will eventually have an impact on the polls. The Republican establishment might pull down Trump. Or, the Republican establishment might, with their ludicrous attacks, raise Trump up.

Donald Trump has figured out that Americans want a leader who leads without fear. Americans will tolerate lack of perfection in all too human candidates. But Americans want a leader. Trump appears not to be afraid of the establishment that is against him. Trump appears to have a strategy that comports and is congruent with reality.

We wish Hillary would develop a winning strategy based on reality and the truth of 2008.