Rubio Needs to Step Aside and Clear the Field For Ted Cruz, Not Vice Versa

I consider this whole "Step aside for the other guy" thing kind of silly, but the Rubes have been doing this for months and months. It's incredible to listen to them when they think they're surrounded by like-minded people, because they feel free to spin their imaginations like children playing cops and robbers.

There are all these incredible, convoluted demands of what must happen: Cruz must use his warchest to run ads against Trump, but not Rubio, in order to take out Rubio's rival Trump while doing no damage to Rubio. Kasich needs to drop out immediately and endorse Rubio. Trump, for his part, must use all of his free media to attack Cruz, but never Rubio. Ben Carson must announce that he will deliberately botch operations and kill children unless people vote for Rubio.

They actually talk and think like this. They're so far gone they think it's perfectly normal to demand/insist/predict/wishcast a conspiracy of thousands all acting in concert to elect their opponent.

However, since the Rubes are now chattering about what Cruz "must" do in order to usher in the Age of Mario, I'm glad to see some pushback from Cruz supporters, saying "No, it is Mario who must step aside to enable Cruz to stride to victory."

The other problem [apart from it being silly childish dream-farming to keep talking about all of Rubio's rivals conspiring to nominate Rubio] with this Rubio–Cruz deal is it's based on the assumption that Cruz’s supporters would head en masse over to Rubio. Will that happen? Most likely not. Many will, but it's not certain that enough will fall in line to defeat Trump.

Pushing Cruz out will be perceived as the establishment once again picking our candidate.

While Cruz supporters share his deep conservative values, they also have other concerns that align them more with Trump, especially if the true conservative were to step out of the race. Fifteen percent of Cruz supporters want someone outside the establishment; 24 percent are angry with the federal government and politicians in Washington; 24 percent want to deport illegal immigrants; and 23 percent want a temporary ban on Muslims.

If Cruz were to leave the race, many (some?) of these voters would fall in with Trump, not Rubio. Or they would stay home, just like many non-Trumpers in the GOP are threatening if Trump gets the nomination. It seems everyone has a bridge too far. The point is, they all can’t be relied on to hop over to the Rubio bandwagon.

So here's what I think must happen, Mario-Style.

1. Obviously, Mario must exit the race and deliver a fulsome speech declaring that it is Ted Cruz who is the real Choice of a New Generation, and then, to make sure people really believe him, he must declare himself an outright fraud and confess that he forged his birth certificate when younger in order to illegally play in little league -- you know, like you see 17 year old Dominican "kids" do sometimes -- and that his actual age is 58. He should then prostrate himself in the dust and slap his face with dirt and straw like a Dishonored Samurai.

2. Donald Trump should use his outsized share of free media to talk up what a wonderful guy Ted Cruz is, and how Ted Cruz is the obvious choice for President, and also kind of make it clear that he's not all that bright. He should also confess that he's not in fact even a US Citizen, as his father specifically had his mother deliver him in the Cayman Islands, intending him to serve as a living Tax Shelter.

3. Ben Carson should sign up to man Hillary Clinton's voter contact call centers. Instead of telling people where to vote, he can lull them to sleep with soft-spoken hallucinogenic tone poems about firework dolphins swimming in the candylight sky.

4. Jeb Bush should un-suspend his campaign, and then (very illegally, but it's worth it) coordinate with his super-pac to run a series of advertisements suggesting, falsely, that Marco Rubio made all of his money in cockfighting and something called "dog jai alai," where you score points by whipping rockhard balls at upwards of 100 mph at dogs chained to the ground. Puppies are the smallest targets, so they're worth 100 points, like the Sneetch in Quidditch.

5. John Kasich should simply disappear. I see his best career path as becoming some kind of reclusive hippie scrapyard artiste, welding together exhaust pipes from old cars and broke-down Jungle Gyms and spraypainting walls with garish tableaus of Jesus flashing gang-signs.

Posted by: Ace at 02:12 PM




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1 Everyone should step aside and make way for the real people's choice - Vermin Supreme.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 23, 2016 02:13 PM (4/i9Y)

2 Step aside, pardner!

Posted by: zombie at February 23, 2016 02:14 PM (jBuUi)

3 The good news is that the establishment has finally entered the bargaining phase, as ace was calling for weeks ago.

Posted by: Jake at February 23, 2016 02:14 PM (EHLQv)

4 You will vote for me and like it. Fuck CPAC.

Posted by: Marco the Rube at February 23, 2016 02:15 PM (2bqlb)

5 This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us

Posted by: Sparks at February 23, 2016 02:15 PM (FkBIv)

6 Candidate #1: "You quit!"

Candidate #2: "No, you quit!"

Candidate #1: "No, you quit!"

Candidate #2: "No, you quit!"

Candidate #1: "No, you quit!"

Voter: "I quit."

Posted by: zombie at February 23, 2016 02:15 PM (jBuUi)

7 This is the kind of content that's too damned good for Twitter. #F*ckTwitter

Posted by: Hawkins Aquinas (new name) at February 23, 2016 02:16 PM (TZYqp)

8 Bargaining. Yep.

Rubes are some weird assed people. God almighty as bad as obamites.

Posted by: traye at February 23, 2016 02:16 PM (MvHOd)

9 What needs to happen is for Trump to feed himself to a giant anaconda.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 23, 2016 02:17 PM (xWW96)

10 "jungle gyms".

Heh.


Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 23, 2016 02:17 PM (wtvvX)

11 Listened to the podcast last night and someone said there is a lot of overlap voters between Cruz and Mario. That kind of surprises me.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 23, 2016 02:17 PM (rsudF)

12 Marco Rubio made all of his money in cockfighting and something called "dog jai alai," where you score points by throwing rockhard balls at upwards of 100 mph at dogs chained to the ground.

Coming up next, on The Ocho!

Posted by: Pepper Brooks at February 23, 2016 02:18 PM (XkVXQ)

13 Move aside and let the man go through
Let the man go through

Posted by: Insomniac at February 23, 2016 02:18 PM (0mRoj)

14 "they all can't be relied on to hop over to the Rubio bandwagon"

I read that as "REO Speedwagon."

Posted by: zombie at February 23, 2016 02:18 PM (jBuUi)

15

Will Cruz accept VP?

Posted by: Some Dude, Not Some Guy at February 23, 2016 02:19 PM (+zqYj)

16 Marco should step aside, announce his support for Cruz, Cruz should say that Marco will be his VP ... then let's go.

Won't happen of course, but that has the best chance of stopping the Trumpmentum at this point.

Posted by: SH at February 23, 2016 02:20 PM (gmeXX)

17 I read where the Koch Bro.s sent they're top political advisor, a one Mr. Short, to help the Rube.

I

Posted by: Drider at February 23, 2016 02:20 PM (bdzyz)

18 14 "they all can't be relied on to hop over to the Rubio bandwagon"

I read that as "REO Speedwagon."
Posted by: zombie at February 23, 2016 02:18 PM (jBuUi)

That's what happens when you take it on the run.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 23, 2016 02:20 PM (0mRoj)

19 I would like to be the first to donate the feces with which Mario should besmear himself.

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2016 02:20 PM (6xtq3)

20
And WE'RE supposed to be the immature whiny crybabies?????

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 23, 2016 02:20 PM (o98Jz)

21 Speaking of quitting:

Ace, has there yet been an official thread about you quitting Twitter? It seems to have been referenced tangentially, but did I miss some official announcement?

If you did indeed quit, it should be Big News.

Posted by: zombie at February 23, 2016 02:20 PM (jBuUi)

22 So here's what I think must happen, Mario-Style.

This Ace fellow knows exactly what he's saying.

*click*

This Ace fellow knows exactly what he's saying.

*click*

This Ace fellow knows exactly what he's saying.

Posted by: Marco Roboto at February 23, 2016 02:20 PM (XkVXQ)

23 Considering his disgraceful treatment of immigration law enforcement officers, yes, Rubio should bow out if someone has to.

I consider him untrustworthy and principleless in most things. I have no doubt he would successfully institute amnesty soon after winning the White House (God forbid). At least Hillary, who is the most despicable person running on either side, would face some resistance from the GOPe, albeit of the failure theater variety.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at February 23, 2016 02:20 PM (OkKDg)

24 The Kasich suggestion is my fave..

I've been thinking lately that Dondi has a non-aggression pact with Trump who has guaranteed Rubio the VP spot if he wins.

Posted by: Libtard Larry at February 23, 2016 02:21 PM (so+oy)

25 You had me at "smear himself with animal feces".

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 23, 2016 02:21 PM (014lE)

26 Forget about all that; I'M the one in charge here, and I say the games continue!

Posted by: Road-Kill Squirrel On Top Of Mouthy Rich Guy's Head at February 23, 2016 02:21 PM (XdbLA)

27 Yeah Kasich needs to move to Sedona.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 02:22 PM (7Glk0)

28 There's been talk on the gossip web sites ( yeah, so I read 'em...) that "a candidate" was to have - undeniably - incriminating photos released on or near February 14.

Then, another post popped up with the notion that "a candidate' has a problem with a hidden sexuality, but that there was so much money behind them, all evidence could be made to disappear.

The take- away? This "candidate;' is the chosen one, so nothing will happen.

Could be a dem, too, so ...

Just google sites: bind gossip or agc blind gossip. Cess pools, both, but it keeps the mind off the current death spiral of our government.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 23, 2016 02:22 PM (oQQwD)

29
First time in my liftime the "party" is dong everything in its power to derail the frontrunner at this point in the Primaries.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 02:22 PM (8XRCm)

30 the sneetch is Cubano for snitch

Posted by: dIb at February 23, 2016 02:22 PM (VJOLZ)

31 Maybe they can offer Rubio the part of "Ricky" in Lucille Ball on Broadway?

Hey- he craves fame- right?

Posted by: Marcus T at February 23, 2016 02:22 PM (GGCsk)

32 Posted by: NotCoach at February 23, 2016 02:17 PM (rsudF)

surprises me too....one candidate sold out and runs around screaming that the other is a liar.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 23, 2016 02:22 PM (0O7c5)

33 Will Cruz accept VP?
Posted by: Some Dude
.............
From who? Trump? never.

Posted by: Libtard Larry at February 23, 2016 02:22 PM (so+oy)

34 That's what happens when you take it on the run.

So what you're saying is, you just can't fight this feeling anymore?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 23, 2016 02:22 PM (9krrF)

35 I consider this whole "Step aside for the other guy" thing kind of silly


I prefer "take a bullet."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (8ZskC)

36 I read that as "REO Speedwagon."
Posted by: zombie

That's what happens when you take it on the run.
Posted by: Insomniac


Think I'll have a tuna fish sandwich.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (FkBIv)

37 like the Sneetch in Quidditch.
Posted by: Ace at 02:12 PM

Good old Hedley Porter. Some of my favorite books.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (xuouz)

38 >>>If you did indeed quit, it should be Big News.

i don't want to deactivate the account, as I have 47,000 followers, but I've quit in the sense I no longer interact or post witticisms there. I do use it for self-promotion. The tweets I post (which are few) are just a title and a link to a post I wrote.

a platform requires commenters to provide content ( as you all provide free content here), and i've quit providing Twitter that free content.

I'll give them advertisements for my site, that's all.


Posted by: ace at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (dciA+)

39 Ace, has there yet been an official thread about you quitting Twitter? It seems to have been referenced tangentially, but did I miss some official announcement?

If you did indeed quit, it should be Big News.

----

Ace will get shadowbanned before he quits.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (8XRCm)

40 YUUUUUUUUGGGGGEEEE!!

Heh-heh!

Posted by: Road-Kill Squirrel On Top Of Mouthy Rich Guy's Head at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (XdbLA)

41 Will Cruz accept VP?

I would think not. Governor of Texas in 2022. President of the Lone Star Republic in 2023.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (evdj2)

42 6. Rubio should turn over his entire collection of participation trophies to Glenn Beck who will melt them down for the metals, cast a large cross for Ted Cruz to wear on his shoulders down the streets of El Paso while Beck whips him repeatedly.

Posted by: mega machines at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (fbovC)

43
18 14 "they all can't be relied on to hop over to the Rubio bandwagon"

I read that as "REO Speedwagon."
Posted by: zombie at February 23, 2016 02:18 PM (jBuUi)

That's what happens when you take it on the run.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 23, 2016 02:20 PM (0mRoj)









Yeah, but at this point Cruz is just riding the storm out.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (o98Jz)

44 It's as if Rubio is channeling his inner Castro.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (GGCsk)

45 Mario must exit the race and deliver a fulsome speech declaring that it is Ted Cruz who is the real Choice of a New Generation

Wait, Cruz is Pepsi?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (39g3+)

46 Cockfighting? Oh, hell yeah. And Barry has never said "I won".

Posted by: Reggie Love at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (12kBq)

47 I've been thinking lately that Dondi has a non-aggression pact with Trump who has guaranteed Rubio the VP spot if he wins.
Posted by: Libtard Larry at February 23, 2016 02:21 PM (so+oy)

This is one of only four things that could make me not vote for Donald Trump.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (xuouz)

48 Yeah Kasich needs to move to Sedona.

Posted by: Anna Puma


Funny, he always struck me as the loft-in-reconditioned-industrial-building type.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (9krrF)

49

I will take 1 and 5 no matter what. Especially 5

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 02:24 PM (zOTsN)

50 This dog jai alai sport intrigues me.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 23, 2016 02:24 PM (/tuJf)

51 Rube's got some complainin' to do.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 23, 2016 02:24 PM (FkBIv)

52 When your brand is on the run, should you take it easy?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 02:24 PM (7Glk0)

53 I read that as "REO Speedwagon."
Posted by: zombie

That's what happens when you take it on the run.
Posted by: Insomniac

Think I'll have a tuna fish sandwich.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (FkBIv)

-----

.... at 157 Riverside Avenue.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (8XRCm)

54 I make a rich woman beg. I'll make a good woman steal.

Posted by: Ted Cruz at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (evdj2)

55 I'll bet John Kasich could get an art grant for his "urban" designs.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (FQKBL)

56 "a platform requires commenters to provide content ( as you all provide
free content here), and i've quit providing Twitter that free content.
"

Watch this, morons, I'll show you how it's done:

Alright, Ace, either double my pay, or I'm outta here!

Watch who caves first!

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (XdbLA)

57 Sneetches? Yeah, I fleeced those envious suckers for everything they had.

Posted by: Sylvester McMonkey McBean at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (0mRoj)

58 18: "That's what happens when you take it on the run."

Is that akin to fucking gorillas on horseback?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (yiTg1)

59 Current Ad

NATURAFUL: Grow 1-2 cup sizes in weeks

Now that what I call moron approved advertising

Posted by: phreshone at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (12kBq)

60 "John Kasich should simply disappear."

They said I was unstable. Eccentric. A kook.

They said my methods were... _unsound_.

But who else, I ask you, would have had the acumen to instantly sense the raw political potentials inherent in...

THE JOHN KASICH - DENNIS KUCINICH NATIONAL UNITY TICKET.

Ohio is a pivotal state? Well, we'll put forth not just one but two Buckeyes! We'll have the son of a mailman *and* the son of a truck driver! That should certainly pull the blue-collar Reagan Democrat vote.

We'll ban assault weapons AND ban "space based psychotronic weapons".

Get on the K-Team!!!

Posted by: torquewrench at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (noWW6)

61 Brother Cavil, when Ace uses the word artiste I think of Sedona.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (7Glk0)

62 Because the most important thing to do is Stop Trump. Failure to do so will mean the victory of Cankles the Witch.

It is one of the weirdest story lines out there, almost like you have a bunch of villagers squabbling over who has to be sacrificed to the gods to avert the horrific terrible monster from destroying them all. And what is most important is assigning who is to be the sacrifice. Not knowing why the monster is there, not understanding its true strengths and weaknesses. No - the most important thing is deciding who gets to be staked out as the village's sacrifice.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (hLRSq)

63 Rubio Needs to Step Aside and Clear the Field For Ted Cruz, Not Vice Versa
--Ace


And then there is


A CRUZ-RUBIO COMPACT
The only way to stop Trump -- and Hillary.


http://spectator.org/articles/65548/cruz-rubio-compact

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (qCMvj)

64 a platform requires commenters to provide content ( as you all provide free content here), and i've quit providing Twitter that free content.

I'll give them advertisements for my site, that's all.


Posted by: ace a


plus if you closed your account coulndt a SJW go on a take your twitter nic?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 02:26 PM (zOTsN)

65 I endorse this version of reality.

Posted by: Iron Wombat at February 23, 2016 02:26 PM (SYgVN)

66 Watch who caves first!

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (XdbLA)


________________________________________

Ace is a communist. Everyone is paid equally here.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 23, 2016 02:26 PM (rsudF)

67 I'll give them advertisements for my site, that's all.

Please voluntarily report for mandatory reeducation.

Posted by: Minitwit at February 23, 2016 02:26 PM (XkVXQ)

68 Something that happens here a lot and I don't understand is the compulsion to refer to supporters of a different candidate than the one someone loves with some condescending, insulting name.

"trumpkins"
"trumpsters"
"trumpets"
"Rubes"
"Rubiots"
"Rubadubdubs"
"Cruzies"
"Cruziots"

on and on. Then, after doing this, the person recoils in full passive/aggressive mode "Whaaatt? Why are you reacting so badly! What a horrible person you must be!"

Come on, what is this, grade school? Do supporters of some other candidate have terrible cooties? Its infantile.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 02:26 PM (39g3+)

69 I would think not. Governor of Texas in 2022. President of the Lone Star Republic in 2023.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (evdj2)

Hell yes.

Posted by: Global Warming made Hillary a drunk at February 23, 2016 02:26 PM (ZufZo)

70 Trump needs to hold a rally in some stadium somewhere and come out dressed as a Roman Emperor and sit on his throne surrounded by styrofoam columns, and in front of him in the arena have two Hispanic actors dressed as gladiators duel it out with styrofoam tridents and swords, one identified as "Cruzius" and the other as "Rubios," and when one has the other finally pinned to the ground, Trump will stand up with his thumb extended sideways, and ask the crowd, "Should I spare him?" and when the crowd yells "NO!!" in bloodlust ecstasy, Trump turns his thumb down and then the crowd tears the actor limbs from limb.

Posted by: zombie at February 23, 2016 02:26 PM (jBuUi)

71 Between HA going to Facebook login and the new Twitter Propagandaministerium, the free speech window is slowly closing.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 23, 2016 02:27 PM (GGCsk)

72 Carson should announce he will implant Cruz embryos in all his future patients.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 23, 2016 02:27 PM (cK7Gr)

73 Will Cruz accept VP?

I would think not. Governor of Texas in 2022. President of the Lone Star Republic in 2023.



2018/2019 respectively. Adios muchachos!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 23, 2016 02:27 PM (dnQ1L)

74 REO Speedwagon puns?
I don't think I can handle this.
I believe it's time for me to fly.

Posted by: Chi at February 23, 2016 02:27 PM (XgX1I)

75 Okay, slinging balls at PUPPIES?! The bastard!

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 23, 2016 02:27 PM (RD7QR)

76 If you ask me, performance enhancing drugs have totally ruined the majesty of Dog Jai Alai.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at February 23, 2016 02:27 PM (+lsX1)

77 6) Jeb Bush should resign from politics and become a nun.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 23, 2016 02:28 PM (014lE)

78 Ace is a communist. Everyone is paid equally here.
Posted by: NotCoach at February 23, 2016 02:26 PM (rsudF)

Ace ain't no fukkin commie. He pays market rate.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 23, 2016 02:28 PM (xWW96)

79 >>Come on, what is this, grade school? Do supporters of some other candidate have terrible cooties? Its infantile.

What's your point, cootie boy?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 23, 2016 02:28 PM (/tuJf)

80 A CRUZ-RUBIO COMPACT
The only way to stop Trump -- and Hillary.



Cru-Bio 2016 FTW

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 23, 2016 02:28 PM (8ZskC)

81
I saw Shadowbanned open for The Darkness at the Cow Palace back in '05.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 23, 2016 02:28 PM (o98Jz)

82 REO Speedwagon puns?
I don't think I can handle this.
I believe it's time for me to fly.
Posted by: Chi at February 23, 2016 02:27 PM (XgX1I)

-----

Who let the Rich-rath in??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 02:28 PM (8XRCm)

83 I have no problem with Rubio stepping aside....But I kinda doubt that is his plan. He is not the Great White Hope...so to speak

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2016 02:28 PM (mw8Dm)

84 Meh.

Posted by: Bigby's Pimp Hand at February 23, 2016 02:28 PM (3ZtZW)

85 John Kasich should simply disappear. I see his best career path as becoming some kind of reclusive hippie scrapyard artiste, welding together exhaust pipes from old cars and broke-down Jungle Gyms and spraypainting them all with gangtags and peace signs.

haha

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:28 PM (qCMvj)

86 Trump needs to hold a rally in some stadium somewhere and come out dressed as a Roman Emperor and sit on his throne surrounded by styrofoam columns, and in front of him in the arena have two Hispanic actors dressed as gladiators duel it out with styrofoam tridents and swords, one identified as "Cruzius" and the other as "Rubios," and when one has the other finally pinned to the ground, Trump will stand up with his thumb extended sideways, and ask the crowd, "Should I spare him?" and when the crowd yells "NO!!" in bloodlust ecstasy, Trump turns his thumb down and then the crowd tears the actor limbs from limb.



Puff, puff, pass. Quit bogarting the good stuff.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 23, 2016 02:28 PM (dnQ1L)

87 Mario has no senate seat to fall back on... he should gladly be on bottom of the ticket. He'll be the 2024 front runner at 52 years of age.

Posted by: phreshone at February 23, 2016 02:28 PM (12kBq)

88 75 Okay, slinging balls at PUPPIES?! The bastard!
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 23, 2016 02:27 PM (RD7QR)

Would you rather they sling the puppies instead?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 23, 2016 02:28 PM (0mRoj)

89 i don't want to deactivate the account, as I have 47,000 followers, but I've quit in the sense I no longer interact or post witticisms there. I do use it for self-promotion. The tweets I post (which are few) are just a title and a link to a post I wrote.

a platform requires commenters to provide content ( as you all provide free content here), and i've quit providing Twitter that free content.

I'll give them advertisements for my site, that's all.

Posted by: ace


All ist klar.

Posted by: zombie at February 23, 2016 02:29 PM (jBuUi)

90 I would think not. Governor of Texas in 2022. President of the Lone Star Republic in 2023.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM


If he doesn't move to Ottawa and run for Prime Minister.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 23, 2016 02:29 PM (D+xyy)

91 NATURAFUL: Grow 1-2 cup sizes in weeks
Now that what I call moron approved advertising
Posted by: phreshone at February 23, 2016 02:25 PM (12kBq)

Wait a minute. When girls look at pron, they get "boob pill" advertisements?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 02:29 PM (xuouz)

92 Cruz and Rubio should get out and send all their supporters to Trump.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 23, 2016 02:29 PM (LXJ1e)

93 >>>plus if you closed your account coulndt a SJW go on a take your twitter nic?

yes. and i assume they're going to try that, claiming i'm inactive, so i'll just post an occasional link to the site.

Posted by: ace at February 23, 2016 02:29 PM (dciA+)

94 Rubio needs to get on his boat and take Obama to Cuba . . . and both of them stay there.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 23, 2016 02:29 PM (t2KH5)

95 ***Governor of Texas in 2022. President of the Lone Star Republic in 2023.


Aw hell, does it have to take that long?
Secede. Republic of Texas.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 23, 2016 02:29 PM (cK7Gr)

96 RondinellaMamma, the commenters at Blind Gossip were pretty sure it was Rubio with the hidden sexuality, although a few mentioned Hillary. And the important thing is not that Rubio might be teh ghey, but that he is a complete "homophobe." How people know this for sure, I have no guess. Probably because he's running as a Republican, and all Republicans are wealthy hypocrites who want to kill people by taking away everybody's free stuff.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 23, 2016 02:29 PM (FQKBL)

97 41. Very interesting thoughts there pardner...

Posted by: Firewolfer at February 23, 2016 02:30 PM (1wFB9)

98

I'm getting ads for the New York Slime, and Summers Eve. Should I protest, shit and puke on myself, or just lay back and enjoy it?

Posted by: Some Dude, Not Some Guy at February 23, 2016 02:30 PM (+zqYj)

99 the problem, even though Jeb! proved Mountains of Money can't move Mountains, but groundgame is everything...

Christie sells email list to Rubio

TRENTON -- Gov. Chris Christie's now-suspended presidential campaign has sold its email list of supporters and donors to his former chief Republican rival Sen. Marco Rubio, the governor's campaign spokesman confirmed Monday

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:30 PM (qCMvj)

100 Speaking of John Kasich, couldn't you see him as a warlord ruling over a chunk of post-apocalyptic America a la The Postman? Karate chopping his way through the opposition...

Posted by: Jake at February 23, 2016 02:30 PM (EHLQv)

101 Alles kalr? Ja zombie

https://youtu.be/dUdK87LWHeg

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 02:31 PM (7Glk0)

102 If you ask me, performance enhancing drugs have totally ruined the majesty of Dog Jai Alai.

Its the big money that ruined it for me. Paying that Costa Rican guy 50 bucks a game is outrageous!

I'll give them advertisements for my site, that's all.

Well and you don't want to leave your account name open for someone else to take and start using.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 02:31 PM (39g3+)

103 Think of it this way

Cruz-Rubio 2016

or

Perry-Abbott 2017

Posted by: phreshone at February 23, 2016 02:31 PM (12kBq)

104 Come on, what is this, grade school? Posted by: Christopher Taylor 

*grabs Chris' underwear and gives him wedgey*

Posted by: mega machines at February 23, 2016 02:31 PM (fbovC)

105 "... and then, to make sure people really believe him, he must declare himself an outright fraud and smear himself with animal feces."

Yeah Ace. That could happen.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 23, 2016 02:31 PM (1ijHg)

106 Come on, what is this, grade school? Do supporters of some other candidate have terrible cooties? Its infantile.

===

You forgot "Moderidiots"

Posted by: Bigby's Pimp Hand at February 23, 2016 02:31 PM (3ZtZW)

107

love this post

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:31 PM (qCMvj)

108 Christie sells email list to Rubio


Señor ¡Heb! won't sell his because his mom wants to keep her email address private.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 23, 2016 02:32 PM (8ZskC)

109
*** rubs chin***

There's a Flying Turkey Trot pun to be made here.... but damned if I can tease it out.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 02:32 PM (8XRCm)

110 >Gov. Chris Christie's now-suspended presidential campaign has sold its email list of supporters and donors to his former chief Republican rival Sen. Marco Rubio, for 3 Bearclaws and a Yoo-hoo!

Posted by: garrett at February 23, 2016 02:32 PM (91LL3)

111 30 the sneetch is Cubano for snitch
Posted by: dIb at February 23, 2016 02:22 PM (VJOLZ)

Sneetches get steetches, mang.

Posted by: Ted "Tony Montana" Cruz at February 23, 2016 02:32 PM (RD7QR)

112 4. Jeb Bush should un-suspend his campaign, and then (very illegally, but it's worth it) coordinate with his super-pac to run a series of advertisements suggesting, falsely, that Marco Rubio made all of his money in cockfighting and something called "dog jai alai," where you score points by whipping rockhard balls at upwards of 100 mph at dogs chained to the ground. Puppies are the smallest targets, so they're worth 100 points, like the Sneetch in Quidditch.


This is why we can't quit you ace.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 23, 2016 02:32 PM (mf5HN)

113 Marco Rubio made all of his money in cockfighting and something called 'dog jai alai,'


Who is this Marco that you speak of?

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 02:32 PM (/D5Lf)

114 Look at the YTY valuation on Twitter. They're worth less than half what they were a year ago.

The music is going to stop pretty soon. That's what happens when autocracy meets a free-market.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 23, 2016 02:32 PM (GGCsk)

115 It is one of the weirdest story lines out there, almost like you have a bunch of villagers squabbling over who has to be sacrificed to the gods to avert the horrific terrible monster from destroying them all. And what is most important is assigning who is to be the sacrifice. Not knowing why the monster is there, not understanding its true strengths and weaknesses. No - the most important thing is deciding who gets to be staked out as the village's sacrifice.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH -


this is so true


the Rubio people REFUSE to admit how angry people are over immigration and that the GOP created the Trump phenomena through their actions

they act as though this voter anger is a sudden fever that will pass and has nothing to do with their actions

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 02:33 PM (zOTsN)

116 Well Grassley and McConnell seem to be holding the line on the Judge thing. And it looks like they have given Mark Kirk "permission" to be an asshole

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2016 02:33 PM (mw8Dm)

117 There is no fireball, meteor, or smod unless there are photos.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 23, 2016 02:33 PM (iQIUe)

118 The Postman??


Damn you Nathan Kasich-Holn

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 02:33 PM (7Glk0)

119 yes. and i assume they're going to try that, claiming i'm inactive, so i'll just post an occasional link to the site.

I'm working under the same assumption, any time something I can advertise comes up, I'll post. I have 1500+ followers, maybe it can help sales still.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 02:33 PM (39g3+)

120 Something that happens here a lot and I don't understand is the
compulsion to refer to supporters of a different candidate than the one
someone loves with some condescending, insulting name.


Why are Trumptards so thin-skinned? Is it a homage to their hero?

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at February 23, 2016 02:33 PM (+lsX1)

121 Cruz/Rubio will never work.

They got JFK, they will get The Ted.

Posted by: nip at February 23, 2016 02:33 PM (r73Jl)

122 I can see Kasich working at a Dunkin' Donuts.

You know, if he were an Indian.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 23, 2016 02:33 PM (91LL3)

123 Puppies are the smallest targets, so they're worth 100 points, like the Sneetch in Quidditch.

If you had just gone with the 100 points, you may have tempted a pedantic to point out that it is really 150 points. But, you gave away the game with "Sneetch".

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 23, 2016 02:33 PM (R+30W)

124 Rubio should drop out and give his supporters to Cruz.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (LoRcb)

125 Reality is against any possible Rubio win:

I put this together this morning---

Super Tuesday is in one week. The latest polls from those states (of within the last month), show the following:

GA, (76 delegates) Trump 34.7, Rubio 23, Cruz 19
TX, (172) Cruz 37, Trump 28, Rubio 15
MA, (42) Trump 50, Rubio 17, Cruz 10
MN, (3 Rubio 23, Cruz 21, Trump 18
OK, (43) Trump 30, Cruz 25, Rubio 15.5
AR, (40) Cruz 27, Trump 23, Rubio 23
VA, (49) Trump 28, Rubio 22, Cruz 19
=460 delegates out of 649 that day

As near as I can tell, all of those states are proportional, with different rules, so they'd (very roughly) break down as follows:
GA -- 51 T; 25 R (only top two get awarded)
TX -- 91 C; 74 T (must break 20% to get delegates)
MA -- 21 T; 7 R; 4 C
MN -- 9 R; 8 C; 7 T
OK -- 14 T; 14 C; 14 R (if 3 <15%; each get one)
AR -- 27 C; T or R 13 (2 to 1st, 1 to 2nd; but all over 15% get 1)
VA -- 14 T; 11 R; 9 C

Means something like 194 T; 153 C; 78 R; there's 189 more with no good polling; likely break down the same--40%+ to Trump, 30%+ to Cruz and 20% to Rubio.
Add in their current and it'd be 262 T; 164 C; 86 R.

March 5 is no better for Rubio--KS, LA, KY, ME; 155 delegates
March 8 is HI, ID, MI, MS--150
March 15 is FL, IL, MO, NC, OH--358, with FL(99) and OH(56) winner-take-all; with Trump leading in both. On 1/21, Rubio was 3rd in FL and on 2/20 was 4th in OH. By this point, over half of the total delegates (2,472) possible will have been awarded.

Bottom line is, Rubio still has no chance of winning the nomination. Regardless of the fluffers in the GOPe.
Cruz has a tiny, tiny, tiny chance--he has to get a larger margin on 3/1, some solid victories on 3/5 and 3/8 in those southern states (which he failed to do in SC). But, 3/15 is a knock-out--Trump takes FL and OH and it becomes near-impossible to catch him. (But, a lot of the remaining states (526 delegates) are winner-take-all.)
---
The ONLY reason for Rubio to stay in the race is to ensure Cruz can't win. This is a pure, naked spite play for 2020. This is 2008 Huckabee staying in the race to ensure Romney doesn't beat McCain.

Rubio CAN NOT pick up Cruz' voters; but Cruz CAN get Rubio voters; Trump voters COULD move to Cruz but will never move to Rubio.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (fQ/0p)

126 "Its the big money that ruined it for me. Paying that Costa Rican guy 50 bucks a game is outrageous!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 02:31 PM (39g3+) "

I stopped watching after the PED scandal. I just can't take some of those numbers seriously anymore - 500 dachshunds pegged in one season? Shame to see this happen to America's dark pastime.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (4/i9Y)

127 TRENTON -- Gov. Chris Christie's now-suspended presidential campaign has sold its email list of supporters and donors to his former chief Republican rival Sen. Marco Rubio, the governor's campaign spokesman confirmed Monday.

The Governor then proceeded to a local Subway where he ordered two meatball sandwiches, a 64 ounce bag of chips, and a 32 ounce diet soda with the proceeds.

Posted by: mega machines at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (fbovC)

128 Sorry Ace, but Marco just got the all important New Kids on the Block endorsement sewn up via Donnie Wahlberg. Game. Ovah.

Posted by: LizLem at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (hvf9s)

129 They got JFK, they will get The Ted.

Posted by: nip at February 23, 2016 02:33 PM (r73Jl)

????

Don't see the comparison there?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (mw8Dm)

130 Nerf Dog Jai Alai Thrower, Blue

$6.99 on Amazon




*sadly, it is for you to play catch with your dog

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (/D5Lf)

131 Cruz wants to double legal immigration and quintuple H1B visas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa2FU69HSagfeature=youtu.bet=208

His conversion to a more restrictionist position is just a tactical response to Trump's success. If Cruz wins, he will be the pro-immigration, cheap labor president his donors expect him to be.

It is incredible to see "conservatives" complain about the disintegration of our political culture while they vote to accelerate that disintegration via perpetual mass immigration. You people are a menace to yourselves, and it would be an act of charity to prohibit you from voting.

Posted by: chedolf at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (UerRL)

132 Should be a good 2017 Republic of Tejas primary between Perry, Abbott and Cruz

Posted by: Sam Houston at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (12kBq)

133 grabs Chris' underwear and gives him wedgey

I knew it!!! Back to the days I got 100's on all my tests and the girls ignored me. Wait, they still do.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 02:35 PM (39g3+)

134 112 AtC have you seen the latest issue of Mens Fitness?

Posted by: steevy at February 23, 2016 02:35 PM (B48dK)

135 126 "Its the big money that ruined it for me. Paying that Costa Rican guy 50 bucks a game is outrageous!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 02:31 PM (39g3+) "

I stopped watching after the PED scandal. I just can't take some of those numbers seriously anymore - 500 dachshunds pegged in one season? Shame to see this happen to America's dark pastime.
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (4/i9Y)

Pet Enhancing Drugs

Posted by: Insomniac at February 23, 2016 02:35 PM (0mRoj)

136 Rubio CAN NOT pick up Cruz' voters; but Cruz CAN get Rubio voters; Trump voters COULD move to Cruz but will never move to Rubio.
Posted by: RoyalOil at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (fQ/0p)


Yeah, this is it.
Carson has to go to. Its obvious he's just in it to sell books.

Posted by: Iblis at February 23, 2016 02:35 PM (9221z)

137 "Posted by: RoyalOil at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (fQ/0p)"

There you go, THINKING about things again.

Didn't we warn you about that?

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at February 23, 2016 02:35 PM (XdbLA)

138 I'd like Kasich to become he ambassador to Guinea-Bissau. Or...nope, can't think of another country - just get him off saving people is some small, faraway place.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 23, 2016 02:35 PM (NOIQH)

139

these SAME people who are yammering at me about Rubio are hoping for a Rubio/Kasich ticket

see in their minds Rubio is the conservative and Kasich is the moderate

I cannot find one person who can tell me the difference between Hillary's and Kasich's policy positions

all they think about is how Kasich will bringin Ohio in the general. They dont give a shit about policy

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 02:36 PM (zOTsN)

140
Move aside and let the man go through
Let the man go through------Insomniac

Super Bob Bon

Posted by: Tilikum KAW Assholier Than Thou at February 23, 2016 02:36 PM (u0kqM)

141 yes. and i assume they're going to try that, claiming i'm inactive, so i'll just post an occasional link to the site.

Posted by: ace at February 23, 2016 02:29 PM (dciA+)


I worry that after the elections (because after all, this is what it is all about) - they do leave Trumps tweets up as he attacks everyone, so they sort of give him props.

but I worry they will try to walk this crap back after the elections, and act as if it were all a mistake.

They brought these far left trackers in for a reason. Just like Lois Lerner was brought in to target the Tea Party and conservatives.

They don't care, whatever it takes for the moment in time, and continue to get away with it.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:36 PM (qCMvj)

142 Pet Enhancing Drugs?

Oh the Doggie Uppers.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 02:36 PM (7Glk0)

143
Posted by: RoyalOil at February 23, 2016 02:34 PM (fQ/0p)







I was told that there would be no math on this blog.

Plus, I ignore any election analysis that doesn't mention plaid.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 23, 2016 02:36 PM (o98Jz)

144 >>sadly, it is for you to play catch with your dog

They have to say that or PETA and the MSPACA will be all up in their grill.

It's really for hurling rockhard balls at puppies.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 23, 2016 02:36 PM (/tuJf)

145 this reminds me of 1994: shortly before Gingrich and the Repubs walked all over the Dems in the mid term election, people like Dem House bigsnot Vic Fazio were lecturing the Repubs to STAY AWAY from the anti-abortion people. Pure Poison and such small portions!

In politics, it's a pretty good rule to never take advice from the other side (other side = Dems and 'electable' Republicans)

Posted by: Joe Biden and not mallfly at all at February 23, 2016 02:36 PM (qSIlh)

146 129-"Don't see the comparison there?"

President Rubio.

Posted by: nip at February 23, 2016 02:36 PM (r73Jl)

147 Duel. Blunderbusses at 10 paces.

Posted by: Badda Bing at February 23, 2016 02:37 PM (BkNIC)

148 "You people are a menace to yourselves, and it would be an act of charity to prohibit you from voting."

Says a Trump fan.

Okay, we can all go home. We have reached the end of the Internet now.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at February 23, 2016 02:37 PM (XdbLA)

149 Empress, going to see the 75th Anniversary showing of The Maltese Falcon at the cinema tomorrow night?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 02:37 PM (7Glk0)

150 No, Kasich should be made to disappear like Tessio in The Godfather.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 23, 2016 02:37 PM (4ErVI)

151 Cruz and Rubio are in a game of chicken that Trump wins.

But Cruz and Rubio aren't simply anti-Trumps. Cruz's supporters are largely Trump #2 people, whereas Rubio's supporters would probably go mostly to Cruz instead of Trump. This gives Cruz more leverage than Rubio, and it's also one of the main reasons the Rubio fans are insufferable in their demands.

Posted by: JonathanEllis at February 23, 2016 02:37 PM (xjLNq)

152 If Cruz wins, he will be the pro-immigration, cheap labor president his donors expect him to be.

Donors? Mostly the oil and gas industry, and of course, me.

http://is.gd/MROXYO

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 02:38 PM (evdj2)

153 Why are Trumptards so thin-skinned? Is it a homage to their hero?


Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at February 23, 2016 02:33 PM (+lsX1)


You shall pay for defiling the name of the great Trump!

*raises staff to the sky, shakes weasel scalp headdress in rage*

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 23, 2016 02:38 PM (hLRSq)

154 And what is most important is assigning who is to be the sacrifice. Not knowing why the monster is there, not understanding its true strengths and weaknesses. No - the most important thing is deciding who gets to be staked out as the village's sacrifice.

====

Its yet more confirmation Trump will win. Nobody wants to believe it buts its true. The little girl crying on youtube was throwing the gun at the monster. Its over. Everyone just go home... lol

Posted by: Bigby's Pimp Hand at February 23, 2016 02:38 PM (3ZtZW)

155 Ace needs a "flaming blue bird" .gif for any subsequent posts as to Twitter's Travails.

Or better, an autoplay video of some erstwhile sportsman absolutely disintegrating a game bird with a way-too-close blast of 7'1/2 shot. Just a ghastly puff of feathers kind of thing.

That'd be a good "icon" for what's left of Twitter, or at least, it's near-term trajectory.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2016 02:38 PM (McRlu)

156 >>Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:36 PM (qCMvj)
<<

Except they are a business, not government, and their actions are destroying that business.

At some point Twitter's remaining shareholders are going to want them to walk it back. But my guess is it will be too late. Nobody trusts them anymore.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 23, 2016 02:38 PM (GGCsk)

157 >>President of the Lone Star Republic in 2023.

not qualified.

Posted by: x at February 23, 2016 02:38 PM (nFwvY)

158 Awesome, Ace!

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at February 23, 2016 02:38 PM (t5zYU)

159 I think Carson is hoping to pull a McCain. Marathon, not a sprint mindset...

Posted by: Tilikum KAW Assholier Than Thou at February 23, 2016 02:39 PM (u0kqM)

160 The ONLY reason for Rubio to stay in the race is to ensure Cruz can't win. This is a pure, naked spite play for 2020. This is 2008 Huckabee staying in the race to ensure Romney doesn't beat McCain.

Rubio CAN NOT pick up Cruz' voters; but Cruz CAN get Rubio voters; Trump voters COULD move to Cruz but will never move to Rubio.
Posted by: RoyalOil

I think you are right

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 02:39 PM (zOTsN)

161 and don't be surprised (well, too surprised) if the whole Trump/Cruz feud is a brilliant ploy to win and make America great again. If Cruz is half the liar Trump claims he is, then is makes perfect sense that it's all a game to win together in the end.

ok, ok, wishful thinking.

Posted by: Joe Biden and not mallfly at all at February 23, 2016 02:39 PM (qSIlh)

162 >>Blunderbusses

blunderboose?

blunderbi?

Posted by: garrett at February 23, 2016 02:39 PM (91LL3)

163 I like #5.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 23, 2016 02:39 PM (u82oZ)

164 Now I know why tigers eat their young

Posted by: Al Czervic at February 23, 2016 02:40 PM (12kBq)

165 >>> he must declare himself an outright fraud and smear himself with animal feces.

F*ck Twitter, they could have had ace gold. But, instead we get to have it all!!!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 23, 2016 02:40 PM (voOPb)

166 Donors? Mostly the oil and gas industry, and of course, me.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 02:38 PM


Don't forget Club For Growth and Goldman Sachs.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 23, 2016 02:40 PM (D+xyy)

167 Jousting is the obvious way to choose, but in fairness each contestant can find a "champion" to fight for them, so as not to discriminate. Dueling has merit, but the wounds are not as fantastic.

Or maybe SAT tests ... while simultaneously waterboarding a jihadist and attaining good intel.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 23, 2016 02:40 PM (eUbDe)

168 "blunderbi?

Posted by: garrett at February 23, 2016 02:39 PM (91LL3) "

Some of us are blunderbicurious, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 23, 2016 02:40 PM (4/i9Y)

169 It's really for hurling rockhard balls at puppies.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 23, 2016 02:36 PM (/tuJf)

I thought it was for hurling puppies at rockhard walls


*mixing up my sports again

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 02:40 PM (/D5Lf)

170 The Boston Globe is calling for Operation Chaos against Trump in the Mass. R primary. Trump must be stopped and denied victory there, they opined, so all right thinking lefties there who can must register in the R primary and vote for Kasich.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (dvuhZ)

171 If you like Obama's executive authority, wait until you see HRC with a Supreme Court totally on her side. We are already at "Let it burn" stage. Please don't pretend otherwise.

Posted by: Martian Wonder at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (hxoxN)

172 Have you heard the one about the 'shovel ready jobs'??

Posted by: Shecky Soetoro at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (12kBq)

173 re 153: "raises staff to the sky, shakes weasel scalp headdress in rage"

where do they sell that?

Posted by: Joe Biden and not mallfly at all at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (qSIlh)

174 I think Carson is hoping to pull a McCain. Marathon, not a sprint mindset...

Hey now...slow it down a bit tiger. Sauntering works just as well.

Posted by: Ben Carson at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (XkVXQ)

175 Don't forget Club For Growth and Goldman Sachs.

Goldman Sachs employees. At least 29 of them!

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (evdj2)

176 Is this the happy thread?

Posted by: Soona at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (Fmupd)

177 To be a Trumpbot you have to suspend reality, history, and any lingering ties to common sense.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (xWW96)

178 Then, another post popped up with the notion that "a candidate' has a problem with a hidden sexuality, but that there was so much money behind them, all evidence could be made to disappear.
I did not have sex with that gorilla. On horseback. Ms Jessica Parker.

Posted by: hilllary at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (WOyz5)

179 I GIVE THIS POST 11 PINOCCHIOS.


*runs off crying*

Posted by: AG Conservative at February 23, 2016 02:42 PM (TJCSB)

180 >>Everyone should step aside and make way for the real people's choice - Vermin Supreme.

Would you settle for me, Vermin Mediocre?

Posted by: Marco at February 23, 2016 02:42 PM (c7vUv)

181 Where's Susan or Mary to voice their concerns?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 02:42 PM (7Glk0)

182 @ 152 "Donors? Mostly the oil and gas industry, and of course, me."


Cruz leading in Wall St. donations:
https://www.crowdpac.com/blog/cruz-clinton-wall-street-a

Posted by: chedolf at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (UerRL)

183 It is absolutely amazing to me how many people are so firmly entrenched in the Rubio fantasy that they actually believe this is a sound strategy. Everyone else just please leave the race, leave Marco alone, and endorse him on the way out, and dammit man, he can do it!

Who thinks like this? How can generally smart people look at this and think this is logical strategy?

Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (MIdlN)

184 Limiting it to animal feces does show a lack of imagination.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (TJCSB)

185 So why didn't Christie and Kasich run for the Democrat nomination???

Posted by: George Washington at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (12kBq)

186
Ridin the Storm Out.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (ODxAs)

187 Ace-- Ben Shapiro (a Cruz supporter) was the first one I read with the Cruz step aside idea. It was the night of -- or the day after the South Carolina primary. He theorized that based on the primaries left that Cruz doesn't have much of a chance. Shapiro is no 'Rube'.

Posted by: Alix at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (MpfHK)

188 jes shuttup and send for your free willow curve trial. you know you want to.

Posted by: Maartin Tromp at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (Kxz3Y)

189 AtC have you seen the latest issue of Mens Fitness?
Posted by: steevy at February 23, 2016 02:35 PM (B48dK)


Why, no, no, I have not.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (mf5HN)

190 i changed the ben carson one:

3. Ben Carson should sign up to man Hillary Clinton's voter contact call centers. Instead of telling people where to vote, he can lull them to sleep with soft-spoken hallucinogenic tone poems about firework dolphins swimming in the sky.

Posted by: ace at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (dciA+)

191 At this point it comes down to identifying the "consensus" candidate who is least unacceptable to the majority of the party. The establishment types want everyone to acknowledge that Rubio is the "consensus" candidate and cede the field to him. It may be time acknowledge that in many ways Trump is the "consensus" candidate for the GOP. It was already clear that Trump was acceptable to many establishment types, at least if the alternative was Cruz. And for many Cruz voters, Trump is a preferable choice to the establishment, whoever they may be backing. Given that he is already the choice of about a third of the party, that may well be enough for "consensus". Not for me, personally, to be honest. I think he would be a serious disaster. I see Trump as a Peron like figure, but then the Argentinian political class still loves Peron. But for many others, he is the best way to turnover the chess board and they are willing to gamble.

Posted by: sh at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (vY4P8)

192 The Boston Globe is calling for Operation Chaos against Trump in the Mass. R primary. Trump must be stopped and denied victory there, they opined, so all right thinking lefties there who can must register in the R primary and vote for Kasich.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (dvuhZ)

Kasich? Oh, that is adorable.

Posted by: LizLem at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (hvf9s)

193 181 Where's Susan or Mary to voice their concerns?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 02:42 PM (7Glk0)

Off using their brother Johnny as a lab rat, I'd expect.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (0mRoj)

194 9 What needs to happen is for Trump to feed himself to a giant anaconda.
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 23, 2016 02:17 PM (xWW96)

If Trump shut his pie hole for 24 hours, his f*cking head would explode. Then we wouldn't have to deal with him.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (voOPb)

195 Dog Jai Alai you say?

Posted by: Michael Vick at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (u0kqM)

196 Star bellied Sneetches are the best on the beaches.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (1xUj/)

197 176 Is this the happy thread?
Posted by: Soona at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (Fmupd)

Depends on how you feel about feces and doggie jai alai.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (RD7QR)

198 Cruz delenda est

Posted by: GOP Big Money Donors at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (MJuTN)

199 Except they are a business, not government, and their actions are destroying that business.

At some point Twitter's remaining shareholders are going to want them to walk it back. But my guess is it will be too late. Nobody trusts them anymore.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 23, 2016 02:38 PM (GGCsk)


see MSNBC (being held up artificially)
see the NYTimes (how many times was it going bankrupt, only to be saved by liberal dollars?)

they don't care, it is for the cause, and they always seem to get bailed out

Solyndra?

it is always for the votes

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (qCMvj)

200 I'ld settle for a chance to be Danny Vermin in Johnny Dangerously II

Posted by: Joe Piscopo at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (12kBq)

201 Kasich? Oh, that is adorable.
Posted by: LizLem at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (hvf9s

You spelled it wrong

Katshit

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (voOPb)

202 Cruz's supporters are largely Trump #2 people...
----------------
I have never understood this line of reasoning.
Trump & Cruz are diametrically opposites on almost everything under the sun. They couldn't be farther apart. As men, or as politicians.

I know I'm not the only Cruz supporter here that will never vote for Trump. I've never voted for a democrat in my life, and I don't intend to start now.

Posted by: Chi at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (XgX1I)

203 Laugh if you must, but I've been saying for a about a week that I expect to hear Carson's name floated as a potential VP pick for Cruz.

Carson is a nice man but, let's face it, he is as susceptible to flattery as any other man. This entire campaign has been about the flattery he received following what I thought was an exercise in poor taste, namely, a speech which criticized a sitting president, while in the company of said president.

It will send the message that if, despite the bad blood of recent weeks, Carson can forgive and support Cruz, perhaps he deserves another look.

Carson's nice-guy image will soften Cruz's intensity.

There. Mock if you will.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (8PbKi)

204 >>>3. Ben Carson should sign up to man Hillary Clinton's voter contact call centers. Instead of telling people where to vote, he can lull them to sleep with soft-spoken hallucinogenic tone poems about firework dolphins swimming in the sky.

i've heard the bizarre Rubio Scenarios for months and months and months. I know a fair number of RINOs.

Posted by: ace at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (dciA+)

205 I think Carson is hoping to pull a McCain.

Maybe a Giuliani.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 23, 2016 02:45 PM (FkBIv)

206 Would you settle for me, Vermin Mediocre?

Posted by: Marco at February 23, 2016 02:42 PM


No. No Ponies, No Peace!

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 23, 2016 02:45 PM (D+xyy)

207 >>At some point Twitter's remaining shareholders are going to want them to walk it back.

Think it's more than just a business decision, as mentioned above: this is a political decision to stop key conservative people from communicating via what had been an effective communication tool. There is a window with the election.

Don't think it's a coincidence that so many of Obama's people have gone one to become executives at tech companies, and then these same companies start making progressive-friendly policies (like Dan Pfeiffer VP of policy at GoFundMe right before they started shutting down pages for SSM lawsuit victims).

For all we know twitter can and will be rewarded in the same manner that GE was rewarded for it's pro-Obama propaganda on MSNBC (now Comcast, but still).

Posted by: Lizzy at February 23, 2016 02:45 PM (NOIQH)

208 I think Rubio's outright lie on the Gang of Eight tell me all I need to know about his character.

I can actually watch the video, read his statements and listen to people who were involved. Yet he tries to pull his Wizard of Oz act, telling people not to look behind the curtain and deflecting substantive questions with his sneering "look at Cruuuuz!" squirrel.

It's actually insulting. But I don't think he gives a fig.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 23, 2016 02:45 PM (GGCsk)

209 BREAKING: More fun for Hills!

Hooray for Judicial Watch


http://tinyurl.com/zwk24ub


A federal judge on Tuesday declared that top aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be questioned about their role in Clinton's 'homebrew' email setup, and the potential that federal open records laws were skirted.

The ruling from Judge Emmet Sullivan, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, came in response to a long-running lawsuit from conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch, which has accused Clinton of deliberately thwarting the Freedom of Information Act.

The order could amount to a further headache for Clinton as she hopes to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, and amid heated calls from her critics for criminal charges over mishandling of classified information.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 02:45 PM (/D5Lf)

210 AtC. I've got a pretty damn cool .jpg for you as regards The Ravage. Let me know where to send it?

My email of course, is in my nic.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (McRlu)

211 Cruz leading in Wall St. donations:


Who is crowdpac?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (evdj2)

212 I am one Cruz-supporter who will not vote for Trump or Mario. Trump would be the very worst president, and Mario is too slimy and the GOP-e would once again get the message that they can trash the base and still get their guy nominated . If Cruz is out by the time my state's primary is held in late April, I will state vote for him, and if he's not on the ballot in November, I will cast a write-in vote for him. Of course, I have the luxury of taking this principled stand knowing that as a Republican in Maryland, my vote in the general election counts for nothing.

Posted by: biancaneve at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (e98eb)

213 202 Cruz's supporters are largely Trump #2 people...
----------------
I have never understood this line of reasoning.
Trump & Cruz are diametrically opposites on almost everything under the sun. They couldn't be farther apart. As men, or as politicians.

I know I'm not the only Cruz supporter here that will never vote for Trump. I've never voted for a democrat in my life, and I don't intend to start now.
Posted by: Chi at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (XgX1I

I'm a Cruz guy.
I will vote for Trump before little Mario.
Its called a F*ck You vote.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (voOPb)

214 >>> Star bellied Sneetches are the best on the beaches. Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (1xUj/)

No stars upon thars!

Posted by: Vote No Stars 2016! at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (hvf9s)

215 Rubio will begin having coughing fits as soon as Trump shows him the film footage the same highly paid, wonderful, beautiful detective found. VHS Joey and Greg, make way for Hi-Def Mike and Marco. It's yuuuugge.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (6gR7l)

216 Ace no love me no more???

Posted by: Marco Rubio's Garbage Can at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (12kBq)

217 Rush is on a hell fire and brimstone twenty minute rant.


Posted by: Hobson the Indecisive at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (XGn1r)

218 Sullivan also hinted that he may order the government issue a subpoena to Clinton and longtime aide Huma Abedin, the Post reported, which would force them to hand over all of the emails from Clinton's personal server.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (/D5Lf)

219 Wait! Rubio and Cruz could play that egg toss game! that would be good, and the loser would wind up with egg on their face....because ya' know that kinder gentler thing.

Posted by: Badda Bing at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (BkNIC)

220 @ 148 Sort-of-Mad Max

Importing tens of millions of Democratic voters is a *permanent* unforced error. Why do "conservatives" think it's even negotiable?

Posted by: chedolf at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (UerRL)

221 Jim if you're still here, I sent you an email.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 23, 2016 02:47 PM (0mRoj)

222
I don't think Cruz should step aside.

A dosado followed by a promenade would be interesting to watch, though.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 23, 2016 02:47 PM (RcpcZ)

223 where do they sell that?

Posted by: Joe Biden and not mallfly at all at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (qSIlh)


Dude, really?

*points to nic*

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 23, 2016 02:47 PM (hLRSq)

224
I am kind of bummed that the entertainment value of bernie sanders will be over in a couple of weeks.

I guess he has done his duty of making hillary look to the right of karl marx, lenin and mao. He will be duly rewarded by the apparatchicks.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 23, 2016 02:47 PM (ODxAs)

225 Actually just heard a Rubot on Limbaugh's show call him 'Mario.'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 23, 2016 02:47 PM (oVJmc)

226 Ben Carson should sign up to man Hillary Clinton's voter contact call centers. Instead of telling people where to vote, he can lull them to sleep with soft-spoken hallucinogenic tone poems about firework dolphins swimming in the sky.

much better

That 3AM call?

Don't hear it, because Ambien.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:47 PM (qCMvj)

227 "16 Marco should step aside, announce his support for Cruz, Cruz should say that Marco will be his VP ... then let's go."

---------

A guy who would step aside for someone else isn't fit to be even a VP candidate. Being knocked out of the running is a different thing altogether.

Posted by: Decaf at February 23, 2016 02:47 PM (iyzW/)

228 At this point, I'm resigned that there will be no one in November worth voting for, and I will be sitting it out while the idiocratic electorate of the United States chooses between Trumpistan and the People's Republic of Hillary.

Posted by: V the K at February 23, 2016 02:47 PM (O7MnT)

229 Rubio CAN NOT pick up Cruz' voters; but Cruz CAN get Rubio voters; Trump voters COULD move to Cruz but will never move to Rubio.
Posted by: RoyalOil
.........
If.. and it is a big if.. if Trump doesn't make 50%, Cruz or Rubio could release their candidates to the other, right?

I see Carson and Kasich staying in hurting almost as bad as Rubio/Cruz both staying in.

Posted by: Libtard Larry at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (so+oy)

230 Is Georgia awesome?

Why yes, yes it is.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/z6p52gd

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (X+nFp)

231
Cruz, blah, blah, blah, Rubio, blah, blah, blah, Trump, blah, blah, blah.....

I've soooooo got this entire thing.....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (HSmrB)

232 Maybe they can offer Rubio the part of "Ricky" in Lucille Ball on Broadway?
_______________________

He'd be perfect. He could dance around in his high-heeled Cuban boots, while thumping the bongos and singing Babaloo (which has lots of repeating refrains, so it would be perfect for Mario).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (df5V4)

233 In the mean time, Sullivan on Tuesday ordered Judicial Watch and the State Department to discuss plans for moving ahead with the legal evidence-gathering process involving Clinton and her top aides, formally known as discovery


Discovery phase

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (/D5Lf)

234 or chiks. either/or.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (ODxAs)

235 A true republican will support Hillary

Posted by: Colon Powell at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (12kBq)

236 They might be able to get the Democrat women to vote for Kasich, because as Kasich himself points out they don't cook at home.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (2xwj6)

237 Or better, an autoplay video of some erstwhile sportsman absolutely disintegrating a game bird with a way-too-close blast of 7'1/2 shot. Just a ghastly puff of feathers kind of thing.

A GIF of Randy Johnson disintegrating that pigeon with a fastball would work. Poof!

The ONLY reason for Rubio to stay in the race is to ensure Cruz can't win.

At this point, with Jeb's voters moving to Rubio, its kind of in reverse. I would rather Cruz win but Rubio has the stronger hand right now. I expect him to be 2 or sometimes 1 in the next batch of states.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (39g3+)

238 Rush is on a hell fire and brimstone twenty minute rant.


Posted by: Hobson the Indecisive at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (XGn1r)


about?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (qCMvj)

239 Who is CrowdPac? I've never heard of them, and they don't seem to have any sources listed.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (evdj2)

240 183 It is absolutely amazing to me how many people are so firmly entrenched in the Rubio fantasy that they actually believe this is a sound strategy. Everyone else just please leave the race, leave Marco alone, and endorse him on the way out, and dammit man, he can do it!

Who thinks like this? How can generally smart people look at this and think this is logical strategy?
Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 02:43 PM (MIdlN)

I know it won't happen, but I wish Ace and many of the rest of you would stop acting as if everyone supporting Rubio believes he is the best candidate as opposed to the most viable one. I get that you focus completely on the 2% polling difference in a hypothetical matchup without any reference to net unfavorables or just basic human instincts which scream that Cruz has likability problems, but fine. You think Cruz can win, and we can agree to disagree there. But why do you all think that it's really about agreeing with Rubio, or being less committed to immigration reform? That's BS. Utter and complete BS. It's a question of tactics. I think the best chance of immigration reform is a Republican president, even a weaker than I would prefer on immigration candidate. You think that he'll definitely sell out (notwithstanding institutional barriers to doing so), so you would prefer to take a chance on Cruz. Fine. We disagree on tactics. But it's not about whether we're on a fundamentally different page. Some of us just prioritize electability, even if you think we're wrong about our assessment of it. I don't prioritize it for just anyone. I wouldn't have voted for Jeb! But I think there is enough there to work Rubio in our favor, and with the Court at stake, in this election more than any other, electability is damn important.

Posted by: Martian Wonder at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (hxoxN)

241 You spelled it wrong



Katshit

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (voOPb)


OMG! Bwaaahahahahahaha!
I love it!

Posted by: kakypat at February 23, 2016 02:49 PM (HUXet)

242 Mario must exit the race and deliver a fulsome speech declaring that it is Ted Cruz who is the real Choice of a New Generation, and then, to make sure people really believe him, he must declare himself an outright fraud and smear himself with animal feces.

But first....

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 23, 2016 02:49 PM (oVJmc)

243 I think Kasich will make a comeback

Posted by: Dick Morris at February 23, 2016 02:49 PM (12kBq)

244 Weasel scalp?

Posted by: Weasel at February 23, 2016 02:49 PM (6xtq3)

245 I am one Cruz-supporter who will not vote for Trump or Mario. Trump would be the very worst president, and Mario is too slimy and the GOP-e would once again get the message that they can trash the base and still get their guy nominated . If Cruz is out by the time my state's primary is held in late April, I will state vote for him, and if he's not on the ballot in November, I will cast a write-in vote for him. Of course, I have the luxury of taking this principled stand knowing that as a Republican in Maryland, my vote in the general election counts for nothing.
Posted by: biancaneve at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (e98eb)

--------------------

I'm with you.

I can't vote Trump for obvious reasons. He's a progressive in almost the truest sense. He believes big government is THE fix, just that the wrong people have been managing it.

And Rubes...I could have sucked it up and voted for Rubes were it not for the fact that every single GOP power broker decided to all line up right behind him AFTER he failed in New Hampshire. So, my not voting for Rubes is moreso a big FU to the GOP for deciding they hated Cruz more than Trump.

And for that, Trump is what they'll get.

Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 02:49 PM (MIdlN)

246 Writers group last night I kinda lost it on the political front.

K did not think it was such a big thing about Hillary! and her private server. So laid into K explaining how a private server violates the Freedom of Information Act. That Hillary! wanted to hide things.

K also did not believe the emails Hillary! saw were classified. So answered, we had to encrypt message traffic for a three star, don't you think everything that crossed the Secretary of State's desk had National Security implications?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 02:49 PM (7Glk0)

247 Ted Cruz has raised $11 million from Robert Mercer. Mercer supports the Heritage Foundation, conservative think tank, and Breitbart.com. Robert Mercer is the single largest donor in the 2016 election thus far.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 02:49 PM (zOTsN)

248 Insomniac. Got the mail, thanks. Reply forthcoming.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2016 02:49 PM (McRlu)

249 Bob Dole thinks this ace fellow needs a good buggy-whipping.

Posted by: Bob Dole at February 23, 2016 02:49 PM (TJCSB)

250 If I were Trump, I'd secretly contribute to both Rubio and Cruz to keep them both in the race! LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2016 02:49 PM (mw8Dm)

251 Did someone call for me?

Posted by: General Disarray at February 23, 2016 02:49 PM (12kBq)

252 3. Ben Carson should sign up to man Hillary Clinton's voter contact call centers. Instead of telling people where to vote, he can lull them to sleep with soft-spoken hallucinogenic tone poems about firework dolphins swimming in the sky.


Post Script: Dr Carson was eventually asked to leave his position with the call center as he repeatedly paused in mid call to return home for fresh clothing.

Posted by: mega machines at February 23, 2016 02:50 PM (fbovC)

253 248 Insomniac. Got the mail, thanks. Reply forthcoming.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2016 02:49 PM (McRlu)

Roger.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 23, 2016 02:50 PM (0mRoj)

254 I guess he has done his duty of making hillary look to the right of karl marx, lenin and mao. He will be duly rewarded by the apparatchicks.
___________________

If he does well enough, maybe Hill will offer him the VP slot. It pays better than senator, has better perks too. And no real work -- so IOW, perfect for a loser dumbass like Bernie.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 23, 2016 02:50 PM (df5V4)

255 Mario is too slimy and the GOP-e would once again get the message that they can trash the base and still get their guy nominated

That's the thing. I don't really care how slimy he is so much as his win = victory for the backstabbing jackwagons in the GOP. No. No, no, no.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 02:51 PM (39g3+)

256 Rush is on a hell fire and brimstone twenty minute rant.


Posted by: Hobson the Indecisive at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (XGn1r)

about?
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM
---------------

The country is one step away from extinction.

It would be a fine speech to rally an army, if we had an army ready to march.

Posted by: Hobson the Indecisive at February 23, 2016 02:51 PM (XGn1r)

257 Think it's more than just a business decision, as mentioned above: this is a political decision to stop key conservative people from communicating via what had been an effective communication tool. There is a window with the election.

Don't think it's a coincidence that so many of Obama's people have gone one to become executives at tech companies, and then these same companies start making progressive-friendly policies (like Dan Pfeiffer VP of policy at GoFundMe right before they started shutting down pages for SSM lawsuit victims).

For all we know twitter can and will be rewarded in the same manner that GE was rewarded for it's pro-Obama propaganda on MSNBC (now Comcast, but still).
Posted by: Lizzy at February 23, 2016 02:45 PM (NOIQH)


yes

and look at how Google manipulates searches now

and collects data

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:51 PM (qCMvj)

258 228 At this point, I'm resigned that there will be no one in November worth voting for, and I will be sitting it out while the idiocratic electorate of the United States chooses between Trumpistan and the People's Republic of Hillary.
Posted by: V the K at February 23, 2016 02:47 PM (O7MnT

God dammit. I'm going to have a laugh while this whole Goddamned thing burns. And if means pulling the lever for Bernie or Trump so be it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 23, 2016 02:51 PM (voOPb)

259 The country is one step away from extinction.

It would be a fine speech to rally an army, if we had an army ready to march.
Posted by: Hobson the Indecisive at February 23, 2016 02:51 PM (XGn1r)


thanks

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:52 PM (qCMvj)

260 second largest investor is from an oil and gas guy who gave 10 million to Cruz' superpac

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 02:52 PM (zOTsN)

261 >>Trump & Cruz are diametrically opposites on almost everything under the sun. They couldn't be farther apart. As men, or as politicians.

I know I'm not the only Cruz supporter here that will never vote for Trump. I've never voted for a democrat in my life, and I don't intend to start now.
-------

All well and good, except there's been polling data within the last month or so showing that Trump would be the #2 choice for a large number of Cruz supporters, which, if accurate, would not really help Rubio as much as the conventional wisdom is currently saying.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at February 23, 2016 02:52 PM (JxMoP)

262 "ok, ok, wishful thinking."

Maybe not. In a thread about barak o'mario hardly anyone is talking about barak o'mario.

It's all Trump/Cruz

Cruz/Trump

It's the same everywhere else.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 23, 2016 02:52 PM (WVsWD)

263 I have no idea how the MUMR coding was achieved or who programmed it, but it has become a source of joy for me.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 23, 2016 02:52 PM (8PbKi)

264 It appears Ace collected five random comments on a sundance thread over at the conservative nuthouse and crafted another stellar essay.

Posted by: DanMan at February 23, 2016 02:52 PM (RusNE)

265 A GIF of Randy Johnson disintegrating that pigeon with a fastball would work. Poof!


Here's the thing. Someone had to get back in the batter's box after that.

I would be all nope. Nope. Nope nope nopety nope.

Hell, someone had to continue to catch for him.


For those who haven't seen it: https://youtu.be/KxEUW3pQX6A

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 23, 2016 02:53 PM (mf5HN)

266 "Donald Trump should ... kind of make it clear that he's not all that
bright."

That part he's already got down pat, IMHO. He's also kind of making clear something similar about a significant chunk of his supporters, said chunk which may or may not account for his current lead in the polls.

I know everybody tells us we shouldn't alienate Trump supporters because we need their votes -- but the ones I'm talking about haven't the attention span to remember February insults in November.

Posted by: McGehee at February 23, 2016 02:53 PM (ax/6m)

267

Bush had more wall stree support than Clinton or Cruz combined

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 02:53 PM (zOTsN)

268 Katshit will make his future millions on Pro-Active ads, pursed son-of-postman lips: "Look at what this did for me!"

I am still not feeling well from the photo of !jeb!'s tonsil-cleaning (ala Gore) of his midget wife, whatshername. All the harfing led to a weakened immune system.

I now feel like !jeb! but with a sinus thing added to raspy throat. I hope it is not a refugee virus, caught from grocery store or a party on Saturday. Regardless, fell like feces, ready to take down someone with snark attack.

When I am sick it is rare and deadly for all involved. I do not go quietly into the night, with Advil and fluids. I feel like firing off a flame-thrower...if I had one, and scorching earth.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at February 23, 2016 02:53 PM (1uwuc)

269 I would much prefer Cruz, but I don't think his likability numbers do him any favors. I am fast coming to if Trump is the nominee, I'll vote for Hillary so at least the dems will get all the credit for the mess-ups, much like they are getting with Obama. Obama has been great for the GOP. Trump holds almost no conservative/GOP positions at all so at least the dems will get killed in 2018 and 2020 and 2022, much like the dems did with Obama.

Posted by: JEM at February 23, 2016 02:53 PM (ZoYwk)

270 Smear himself with feces...like, with a cloth?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 23, 2016 02:53 PM (659DL)

271 Its called a F*ck You vote.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian a

I don't know how this is so hard to comprehend for folks.
Republican base standing there with middle fingers raised. "Conservative" pundits/pols- "uhh, what do you think THAT means?"

Posted by: traye at February 23, 2016 02:53 PM (MvHOd)

272 "Look at the YTY valuation on Twitter. They're worth less than half what they were a year ago."

The bigwig insider money types have long since quietly sold most of their TWTR shares. It's small time retail investors left holding the bag as the Twitter franchise implodes.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 23, 2016 02:53 PM (noWW6)

273 about?

Dog Jai Alai and how its been ruined by gambling.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 02:53 PM (39g3+)

274 I only accept Rubes as veep if Cruz keeps him chained in the White House cellar throughout both terms, like a tragic kidnapping victim.

Posted by: The Nayden Broad at February 23, 2016 02:53 PM (vVcx9)

275 Wonder if we're truly running down the rails to a brokered convention. Are there any actually tolerable compromise candidates? I'd assume anyone who was a candidate in the cycle is out of the question...

Posted by: fightwinger at February 23, 2016 02:54 PM (sQQU0)

276 "I think the best chance of immigration reform is a Republican president, even a weaker than I would prefer on immigration candidate."



Posted by: Martian Wonder at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (hxoxN)


I believe you are misunderstanding the mood of many people. They do not want immigration reform; they want immigration enforcement. They believe that any talk of "immigration reform" is a bait and switch to get amnesty in.

And the mood is not one of jolliness, bemusement, indulgence or anything like that; the mood is one of incandescent outrage.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 23, 2016 02:54 PM (hLRSq)

277

YESS the new MUMR is funny

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 02:54 PM (zOTsN)

278 To be a Trumpbot you have to suspend reality, history, and any lingering ties to common sense.
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 23, 2016 02:41 PM (xWW96)

To be a Trumpbot you have to be under 30 and have grown up going to schools that made you watch movies about slavery, global warming, and the innate misogyny of white men instead of teaching you algebra before 9th grade.

And have dated a girl who lived in a dormitory on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, CT with bullet holes in the wall and gangs of illegal hispanics catcalling at her right in front of you, and just hope to god you don't have to do something about it.

And have your friends tell you three weekends out of the month that they can't afford to go out that night, want to play videogames?

And work at a company where your braindead lib coworkers are pumped to only be paying $460 a month in healthcare taxes and brag about it.

And then realize that the last and best hope for a chance at limited government in your lifetime is a stupid blowhard whose TV show you always hated and that supporting him will make you look like an ass to those to your right and a bigot to those to your left.

And then bang your head against the wall daily trying to explain to the denizens of your favorite blog that while politically the guy is a mess, culturally, in the arena where we ALWAYS LOSE TO SOCIALISTS, he's kicking their asses and actually garnering support across demographics, like no other republican president or nominee in your lifetime.

So kindly go shove it, man.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 02:54 PM (xuouz)

279 Rush is on a hell fire and brimstone twenty minute rant.


Posted by: Hobson the Indecisive at February 23, 2016 02:46 PM (XGn1r)

about?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (qCMvj)

Which flavor of Two IF By Tea is the most awesome.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at February 23, 2016 02:54 PM (nFdGS)

280 about?

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Lifelock probably

Posted by: Bigby's Pimp Hand at February 23, 2016 02:54 PM (3ZtZW)

281 And the judge who just ruled for Judicial Watch was appointed by ol' Billy.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 02:55 PM (/D5Lf)

282 263 I have no idea how the MUMR coding was achieved or who programmed it, but it has become a source of joy for me.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 23, 2016 02:52 PM (8PbKi)

Maybe somebody at MIT is trying out an AI. In which case the election is the least of our problems.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 23, 2016 02:55 PM (RD7QR)

283 I would much prefer Cruz, but I don't think his likability numbers do him any favors. I am fast coming to if Trump is the nominee, I'll vote for Hillary so at least the dems will get all the credit for the mess-ups, much like they are getting with Obama. Obama has been great for the GOP. Trump holds almost no conservative/GOP positions at all so at least the dems will get killed in 2018 and 2020 and 2022, much like the dems did with Obama.

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His likability numbers were fantastic, and then Donald Trump started taking big swings at him and he had to get down in the mud.

Don't worry, if Rubio gets his wish and gets to go 1on1, Donald will take him into the mud as well, and poof goes all that marvelous likability his supporters love to cling to.

Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 02:55 PM (MIdlN)

284 I can't see Kasich winning Ohio. He made a yuuuuge mistake when he threw in the police, firefighter and first responder unions instead of just going after the teachers' unions like Walker did. Why do you hate firefighters, Kasich? Meh. He tried to kill the King, but he missed.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 23, 2016 02:56 PM (FQKBL)

285 No idea about the lyrics, but did Falco predict this election cycle?

https://youtu.be/OMrwcix41sY

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 02:56 PM (7Glk0)

286 Carson is about to be on CNN to defend his remarks that Obama isn't an African-American, but an African American who was raised white and mostly in Indonesia.

*pops corn*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2016 02:56 PM (1xUj/)

287 Screw dog jai alai---puppy pelote is a real man's sport!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 23, 2016 02:56 PM (WOyz5)

288 I think when Dr. Carson exits the race, a good chunk of his supporters will back Trump, since both have been heavily marketed as anti-GOP establishment.

Posted by: logprof at February 23, 2016 02:56 PM (207O6)

289 >>Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 02:44 PM (qCMvj)
<<

Unlike some of the media companies their major shareholders are mostly institutional investors and mutual funds. If the stock keeps sinking (further) the fund mangers and investors are going to want out.

People already question the valuations and earnings. Their only attraction is advertising and exposure. When that turns negative, especially with key demographics, some is going to be left without a chair.

People may question Cook at Apple, but the man has his finger on the pulse of one very large issue important to their product sales and ergo bottom line.

Twitter? Not so much. They're playing politics with free speech and it's going to sink them very quickly. Nobody "needs" Twitter. There will be another innovation next week that eats their lunch in that market.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 23, 2016 02:56 PM (GGCsk)

290 286 The honest truth it is.

Posted by: steevy at February 23, 2016 02:56 PM (B48dK)

291 I have no idea how the MUMR coding was achieved or who programmed it, but it has become a source of joy for me.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 23, 2016 02:52 PM (8PbKi)



The second you can see the New Improved MUMR before the banhammer comes down is full of glee.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 23, 2016 02:57 PM (mf5HN)

292 When do the cockus results start coming in this evening?

Posted by: Soona at February 23, 2016 02:57 PM (Fmupd)

293 So kindly go shove it, man.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 02:54 PM


I have to admit that the attitude of some of the Cruzers around here doesn't exactly inspire me to support their Chosen One if it comes to that.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 23, 2016 02:57 PM (D+xyy)

294 Here's how I envision Mario riding off into the sunset to allow Cruz to do what needs doing:

http://tinyurl.com/Mario-Riding-Off-Sunset

Posted by: Sharkman at February 23, 2016 02:57 PM (zRr9/)

295 >>I have no idea how the MUMR coding was achieved or who programmed it, but it has become a source of joy for me.

Same guy who did the password protection coding for the iPhone.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 23, 2016 02:57 PM (/tuJf)

296 My inability to support Donald Trump's candidacy is based on a simple reason: I don't believe a word the man says.

Not. A. Word.

Oompa-Loompa Obama with a road-kill squirrel on his head.

Telling the crowd whatever it wants to hear, to get them to sign upon the line that is dotted.

'Cause, you know, in business, telling outright whoppers about what your investor's money will buy can land you in a world of trouble.

In politics, it's known as 'Hope and Change'. 'For The FUTURE'. It might cost you votes, but you're not ending up in court.

I suspect The Donald is having the time of his life; running his chops at full speed with absolute and complete baloney, and almost everybody is listening!

So dumping The Donald's 'positions' on vital issues compared to other candidates on me is futile.

It's all vaporware.

I don't thing there's any 'there' there.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at February 23, 2016 02:57 PM (XdbLA)

297 MUMR is Skynet?

*shudder*

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 23, 2016 02:57 PM (oVJmc)

298 re 267:

Bush had more wall street support than Clinton or Cruz combined

just like a democrat, still blaming Bush

(ha ha, fooled you)

Posted by: Mallfly SuPreme at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (qSIlh)

299 I have no idea how the MUMR coding was achieved or who programmed it, but it has become a source of joy for me.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 23, 2016 02:52 PM (8PbKi)


Sigh.. I still find it very annoying, but I can live with it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (mw8Dm)

300 I don't know how this is so hard to comprehend for folks.
Republican base standing there with middle fingers raised. "Conservative" pundits/pols- "uhh, what do you think THAT means?"
Posted by: traye at February 23, 2016 02:53 PM (MvHOd

Clearly, they think they are #1 in our books!!Elventy!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (voOPb)

301 Ace, your suggestions totally sound legit to me.

Posted by: setnaffa at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (BtRXi)

302 To be a Trumpbot you have to be under 30 and have grown up going to schools that made you watch movies about slavery, global warming, and the innate misogyny of white men instead of teaching you algebra before 9th grade.

And have dated a girl who lived in a dormitory on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, CT with bullet holes in the wall and gangs of illegal hispanics catcalling at her right in front of you, and just hope to god you don't have to do something about it.

And have your friends tell you three weekends out of the month that they can't afford to go out that night, want to play videogames?

And work at a company where your braindead lib coworkers are pumped to only be paying $460 a month in healthcare taxes and brag about it.

And then realize that the last and best hope for a chance at limited government in your lifetime is a stupid blowhard whose TV show you always hated and that supporting him will make you look like an ass to those to your right and a bigot to those to your left.

And then bang your head against the wall daily trying to explain to the denizens of your favorite blog that while politically the guy is a mess, culturally, in the arena where we ALWAYS LOSE TO SOCIALISTS, he's kicking their asses and actually garnering support across demographics, like no other republican president or nominee in your lifetime.

So kindly go shove it, man.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 02:54 PM (xuouz)

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I legitimately think this is the best argument for Trump I've seen. You've hit his actual strengths right on the head.

My only quibble: I don't think he's all that great of a hope for small, limited government. I think he's made it quite clear he's a-ok with using the power of that bitch as he sees fit.

Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (MIdlN)

303 "I see Trump as a Peron like figure"

The real Peron figure in the race is on the Democratic side. As Evita.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (noWW6)

304 Carson is about to be on CNN to defend his remarks that Obama isn't an African-American, but an African American who was raised white and mostly in Indonesia.

And by communists.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (oVJmc)

305
I'm good with the Rubio thing, Ace, but you forgot about self-flagellation and a hair shirt.

Posted by: Randy Westerfeld at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (zp6Kj)

306 I think the best chance of immigration reform is a Republican president, even a weaker than I would prefer on immigration candidate. You think that he'll definitely sell out (notwithstanding institutional barriers to doing so), so you would prefer to take a chance on Cruz. Fine. We disagree on tactics. But it's not about whether we're on a fundamentally different page. Some of us just prioritize electability, even if you think we're wrong about our assessment of it. I don't prioritize it for just anyone. I wouldn't have voted for Jeb! But I think there is enough there to work Rubio in our favor, and with the Court at stake, in this election more than any other, electability is damn important.

Posted by: Martian Wonder at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (hxoxN)


we heard this in 2008.

we heard this in 2012

you're late. It wasnt true then and it isnt true now

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (zOTsN)

307
... funny all the new hashes arguing vociferously for one candidate or another will absolute moral certainty.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (8XRCm)

308 Depends on how you feel about feces and doggie jai alai.

LOL

It's the happy thread if your main happiness consists in arguing with people who don't share the support of your particular candidate.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (w4NZ8)

309 And then bang your head against the wall daily trying to explain to the denizens of your favorite blog that while politically the guy is a mess, culturally, in the arena where we ALWAYS LOSE TO SOCIALISTS, he's kicking their asses and actually garnering support across demographics, like no other republican president or nominee in your lifetime.

I reached the following conclusion begrudgingly sometime last week: All other campaign staffs would present their candidate with a 100-slide Power point of how to beat Hillary in key zips codes to reach 270.

Trump would march out and call her an repentant liar. Over and over again.

That's actually how you beat the Clintons.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (659DL)

310 296 My inability to support Donald Trump's candidacy is based on a simple reason: I don't believe a word the man says.

Not. A. Word.
_____________
First step, baby is don't believe a word.

The next 11 steps are easy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (voOPb)

311 Wrong ace! As Lincoln said you can fool only some of the people like you all of the time. Canada turd crud is a slime ball and his dirty tricks have caught up with this moral degenerate who claims to be more christian then jeezus!

Posted by: lincoln at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (Jz2Lw)

312 will absolute moral certainty.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (8XRCm)

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WITH absolute moral certainty.


Damn auto-cucumber

Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (8XRCm)

313 Which flavor of Two IF By Tea is the most awesome.
--

Not an ad one in twenty solid minutes. No books, no tea, no callers, except one who was calling for unity while Rush was calling for war.

I would be more impressed if there was something more than words behind it. I kinda bailed out around ought eight when I concluded it was only words.

There should be road blocks in the streets, burning tires and overturned oxcarts and people with pikes, but that's just silly me. So we make speeches and wait for vote tallies.

Posted by: Hobson the Indecisive at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (XGn1r)

314 I'm picturing Rubio, riding on a jackass in the role of Don Quixote.

And I'm just chortling at the vision.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (GGCsk)

315 re 275: Romney!!

Posted by: Mallfly SuPreme at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (qSIlh)

316 If Hillary wins, every thread will be the compulsory Happy Thread.

Posted by: zombie at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (jBuUi)

317 >>>Carson is about to be on CNN to defend his remarks that Obama isn't an African-American, but an African American who was raised white and mostly in Indonesia.

And by communists.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (oVJmc)


As a muslim.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 23, 2016 03:00 PM (zc3Db)

318 US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday that Washington is considering a "Plan B" to deal with Syria if Damascus and Moscow are not serious about negotiating a political transition.


yeah right. Is Plan B taking it in the mouth AND Ass?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2016 03:00 PM (mw8Dm)

319 Because I am a giver AtC.


http://tinyurl.com/jcdx243

Posted by: steevy at February 23, 2016 03:00 PM (B48dK)

320 #6
And you will blow me.

Posted by: Ted at February 23, 2016 03:00 PM (k8tEg)

321 Ace, this:

"1. Obviously, Mario must exit the race and deliver a fulsome speech declaring that it is Ted Cruz who is the real
Choice of a New Generation, and then, to make sure people really
believe him, he must declare himself an outright fraud and smear himself
with animal feces. He should also say that he forged his birth
certificate when younger in order to illegally play in little league --
you know, like you see 17 year old Dominican "kids" do sometimes -- and
that his actual age is 58."

is my crack. Yeah, I think I love you.

Posted by: KillianThyme at February 23, 2016 03:00 PM (n2r4H)

322 I have to admit that the attitude of some of the Cruzers around here doesn't exactly inspire me to support their Chosen One if it comes to that.

===

They're the typical fragile voters who, should they not get their way, sit home and pout then grumble about how nobody pays them any heed.

Posted by: Bigby's Pimp Hand at February 23, 2016 03:00 PM (3ZtZW)

323 I can't see Kasich winning Ohio.

There is only one state in the lower 48 with a Republican governor and a Republican legislature that does not have a right-to-work law. Care to guess what state and what governor?

Posted by: V the K at February 23, 2016 03:00 PM (O7MnT)

324 I'll vote for Hillary so at least the dems will get all the credit for the mess-ups, much like they are getting with Obama.

Dems getting credit for mess-ups? I must have missed that.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 23, 2016 03:00 PM (FkBIv)

325 This is wrong. I have a number of Democratic friends who are considering voting for Rubio but they say they would NEVER vote for Cruz. Rubio beats Hillary better than any other candidate

Posted by: Jane at February 23, 2016 03:00 PM (14ZPC)

326 Twitter? Not so much. They're playing politics with free speech and it's going to sink them very quickly. Nobody "needs" Twitter. There will be another innovation next week that eats their lunch in that market.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 23, 2016 02:56 PM (GGCsk)


I hope you're right.
Although I was hoping a fair-minded business person would buy the company until I saw in an earlier post of someone who owns more stock than most.

But, then, there goes Malkin's Twitchy.

It's all bad when there is nowhere to go for the any sense of truth or fairness.

Yes, "life is not fair."

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 03:01 PM (qCMvj)

327

Weasel Bowling is still keepin it real though...

Posted by: Im a fan at February 23, 2016 03:01 PM (+zqYj)

328 Same guy who did the password protection coding for the iPhone.

***

Damn! That guy is good!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 23, 2016 03:01 PM (8PbKi)

329 318 US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday that Washington is considering a "Plan B" to deal with Syria if Damascus and Moscow are not serious about negotiating a political transition.


yeah right. Is Plan B taking it in the mouth AND Ass?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2016 03:00 PM (mw8Dm

Glad teh coffee mug is in the kitchen at that moment.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 23, 2016 03:01 PM (voOPb)

330 Since I've already early voted for Cruz anyone that thinks I should reconsider and go with Sen. Electabolio can f$%# off!

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at February 23, 2016 03:01 PM (X+nFp)

331 if Damascus and Moscow are not serious about negotiating a political transition.

I don't even...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 23, 2016 03:01 PM (659DL)

332 Ace-- Ben Shapiro (a Cruz supporter) was the first
one I read with the Cruz step aside idea. It was the night of -- or the
day after the South Carolina primary. He theorized that based on the
primaries left that Cruz doesn't have much of a chance. Shapiro is no
'Rube'.

Posted by: Alix
==========
But, he is dumb as hell. He was spitballing the upcoming--not actually looking at the polling and how the delegates in each state are awarded.

Rubio is mathematically eliminated. He has no polling in any of the states over the next two weeks that provides a path to victory.*

If there were such, you know damned good and well the Rubios would be shouting it from the rooftops.

Instead we get this stupid "strategery" as Ace has detailed.

*And let's not do this stupid "secret true polls/ correctly weighted polls" thing that has burned us in 2008 and 2012.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 23, 2016 03:01 PM (fQ/0p)

333 My only quibble: I don't think he's all that great of a hope for small, limited government. I think he's made it quite clear he's a-ok with using the power of that bitch as he sees fit.
Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (MIdlN)

Yep, he's a long shot. But it comes back down to the cultural factor: if we don't restore the capacity for Americans to disagree with one another, more or less cordially, rather than insulate themselves from opposing viewpoints entirely, then we're never going to have an honest discussion about whether limited government is worth trying again. All I want is a shot at having that conversation.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 03:02 PM (xuouz)

334 WITH absolute moral certainty.


Damn auto-cucumber

Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (8XRCm)


Correcting your capitalization? That's like a moral judgment

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 23, 2016 03:02 PM (zc3Db)

335 Jean Francois Cary - Failure Theater

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 03:02 PM (7Glk0)

336
That's actually how you beat the Clintons.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

How fast did they retreat when he said "Billy Jeff is a one man war on women."

Posted by: traye at February 23, 2016 03:02 PM (MvHOd)

337 311 Wrong ace! As Lincoln said you can fool only some of the people like you all of the time. Canada turd crud is a slime ball and his dirty tricks have caught up with this moral degenerate who claims to be more christian then jeezus!

Posted by: lincoln at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (Jz2Lw)


________________________________________________

Lincoln never said that.

Posted by: P.T. Barnum at February 23, 2016 03:02 PM (rsudF)

338 Because I am a giver AtC.


http://tinyurl.com/jcdx243
Posted by: steevy at February 23, 2016 03:00 PM (B48dK)



This is the way you suck up, Horde.

Do take notes.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 23, 2016 03:02 PM (mf5HN)

339 I have a number of Democratic friends who are considering voting for Rubio but they say they would NEVER vote for Cruz.

Rubio: The Republican Democrats Prefer!

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (oVJmc)

340 Sock off.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (rsudF)

341 I reached the following conclusion begrudgingly sometime last week: All other campaign staffs would present their candidate with a 100-slide Power point of how to beat Hillary in key zips codes to reach 270.

Trump would march out and call her an repentant liar. Over and over again.

That's actually how you beat the Clintons.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (659DL)

--------------

Eh, you're overselling beating Hilary Clinton. By all available data, it's a rather easy thing to do. The Democrats are running one of the worst candidates of all time right now, have given her every imaginable advantage, and she still can't seem to close the deal.

Any of these dudes in the field can beat her and it won't take anything special. She's an absolutely terrible candidate in every sense of the word.

Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (MIdlN)

342 Sessions is conservative ... he won't back Rubio, and sees only Trump strong on trade. Sees Trump strong on immigration.

Add in Trump strong on stopping Muslim unvetted migration/invasion, instead of bowing to the diversity gods, and he clearly beats the Cubans on the conservative matters that matter.

But no, the haters say he isn't going to fight the issues they care about, even if they are not the big issues. Abortion, gay marriage, ethanol ... he does not pass their purity test so they will ... complain a lot, and trash the "ignorant Trumptard progesssives", like Sessions. sheesh

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (eUbDe)

343 "Carson is about to be on CNN to defend his remarks that Obama isn't an
African-American, but an African American who was raised white and
mostly in Indonesia."

Maybe the Doc's diagnosis will include pointing out that in order to be enrolled in an Indonesian public school at that time, the young al-Buraq would have had to have Indonesian citizenship, and that in order to have said Indonesian citizenship, he would have had to have first surrendered his U.S. citizenship.

And that there are no records of Barky ever re-applying for said surrendered citizenship once he came back to the States. The USA has had a foreign national as President for seven years.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (noWW6)

344
316 If Hillary wins, every thread will be the compulsory Happy Thread.
Posted by: zombie at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (jBuUi)


------------------------


It's also where we'll find the lists of people and their pick-up points for Fun Camp.

Posted by: Soona at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (Fmupd)

345 Has the Republican party done anything to shrink the government anytime recently?Anything?

Posted by: steevy at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (B48dK)

346 I can easily vote for Cruz, and I can easily vote for Trump. That may seem inconsistent thinking, but for me they are both not "business as usual" GOPers, and that's good enough this cycle.

Posted by: kraken at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (sdxPm)

347 The only $11M that I see from Mercer at the FEC in the last year is to Keep the Promise I http://is.gd/pnQkX2

So it's non-coordinated spending in favor of Ted, by that organizations reports. And spending against Hillary.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (evdj2)

348 Donald Trump should use his outsized share of free media t

Make sure he releases that oxygen outside slowly in a damp non-wooded area.

Posted by: Fire Comedianissioner DaveA at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (DL2i+)

349 Hmmmm

http://www.trashy.com/Toxic-Hooded-Cat-Ear-Teddy.18455-product.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 03:04 PM (7Glk0)

350 How fast did they retreat when he said "Billy Jeff is a one man war on women."
Posted by: traye at February 23, 2016 03:02 PM (MvHOd)

----

Post haste.


She cannot go to Donald on truthfulness.


HILLARY: Donald.... you just simply cannot tell the truth.

DONALD: Tell me again Hillary.... just how many sniper shots did you dodge again??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 03:04 PM (8XRCm)

351

Ima votin for whomever renews mah alt.com membership!

Posted by: SuperMarco Assburns at February 23, 2016 03:04 PM (+zqYj)

352 Cruz has shown to be stronger candidate.

1st in Iowa
3rd in NH
Tied for 2nd in SC

Rubio is
3rd in Iowa
5th in NH
Tied for 2nd in SC

Plus the establishment is in full Rubio mode now. This is an anti-establishment election cycle.

Cruz is your best bet to divide the Trump supporters.

Posted by: Hunta Khan at February 23, 2016 03:04 PM (+oR7L)

353 Any of these dudes in the field can beat her and it won't take anything special.

Please see the preface to my point...everybody else is STILL over-consultanted (yeah, I made a word) and playing it conventional. Play it conventional again, and they will lose.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 23, 2016 03:05 PM (659DL)

354 Because I am a giver AtC.


http://tinyurl.com/jcdx243



I saw the magazine cover where Daryll is showing off his guns.

It's either photoshopped or he's done a lot of HGH in the last two years.

I saw Reedus at a Wizard World a couple of years ago, he's a tiny little guy.

Don't get me wrong, I still love his character on WD and the Boondock Saint's, but he's not that guy on the cover.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2016 03:05 PM (1xUj/)

355 John Kerry warned Tuesday that Washington is considering a "Plan B"

Don't make me come up there.
I'll turn this car right around.
Wait till your father gets home.

Posted by: John Kerry at February 23, 2016 03:05 PM (FkBIv)

356 Any of these dudes in the field can beat her and it won't take anything special. She's an absolutely terrible candidate in every sense of the word.
Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (MIdlN)

This is how I feel, too. Bernie supporters almost unanimously have said they'd vote for any Republican to beat Hillary.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 03:05 PM (xuouz)

357 hilary and bernie must also step aside

rubio is the new dictator

for LIFE

what you have brown people

Posted by: Ben H at February 23, 2016 03:05 PM (gJEsZ)

358 Rubio is mathematically eliminated. He has no polling in any of the states over the next two weeks that provides a path to victory.*

This was true before Jeb dropped out. Where do you figure all the guys who were going to vote for Jeb go? Rubio. If Kasich drops out, where do his votes go? Rubio. That adds and adds and gives him a solid #2 and sometimes#1 spot. Maybe enough delegates to force a convention fight.

Rubio's not toast. Sadly, Cruz probably is

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 03:05 PM (39g3+)

359 Jack Kemp? uh Dennis Kusinich ? uh !Kasich! John Kasich!!

Posted by: Dude who worked with John Kasich for eleven years at February 23, 2016 03:06 PM (VdICR)

360 That's actually how you beat the Clintons.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)


You wanna know how to get the Clintons? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. They send one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way! And that's how you get The Clintons.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2016 03:06 PM (mw8Dm)

361 Carson should stay away from CNN. Nothing good will come of it.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 23, 2016 03:06 PM (m3iiU)

362 Has the Republican party done anything to shrink the government anytime recently?Anything?

Has any conservative... i.e. fiscally responsible, limited government ... legislation been signed into law at the national level since the 1996 Welfare Reform Act?

Name one example.

Posted by: V the K at February 23, 2016 03:06 PM (O7MnT)

363 Hillary has little idea of how to be happy except for amassing more money and power, so the camp might be called "happy fun camps" in the same sense they have that ludicrous name for the tribunal over at Twitter-"Truth and _____ Commission"?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 23, 2016 03:06 PM (w4NZ8)

364
Ding Dong
Ding Dong
Ding Dong
Ding Dong



ah hell, it's weird Al singing 'King of Suede'
I thought it was Sting.

Posted by: Hobson the Indecisive at February 23, 2016 03:06 PM (XGn1r)

365 THIS WHAT RUBIOLOGISTS ACTUALLY BELIEVE

Posted by: El Kabong at February 23, 2016 03:06 PM (MCmqp)

366 " Governor of Texas in 2022. President of the Lone Star Republic in 2023.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 23, 2016 02:23 PM (evdj2)"

If Texas were to successfully secede (peacefully thanks to its arsenal of nuclear weapons) how many other states do you think would follow suit? Consider that without Texas, the US President would be chosen by New York, California and New England from then on as an incentive.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 23, 2016 03:06 PM (QHgTq)

367 Come on, what is this, grade school? Do supporters of some other candidate have terrible cooties? Its infantile.

PFBBTT!!!

Posted by: Fire Comedianissioner DaveA at February 23, 2016 03:07 PM (DL2i+)

368 There is NO PLACE in American politics for an ideology of government control over the individual as embodied in socialism!

Posted by: Otto Foote at February 23, 2016 03:07 PM (k8tEg)

369 Carson should stay away from CNN. Nothing good will come of it.

Meh. His campaign's over anyway.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 23, 2016 03:07 PM (oVJmc)

370 >>we heard this in 2008.

>>we heard this in 2012

>>you're late. It wasnt true then and it isnt true now

This isn't 2008 nor is it 2012. Whomever wins will be running against an aging socialist or an aging socialist, drunk, felon.

We should be able to win running belly button lint.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 23, 2016 03:08 PM (/tuJf)

371 On Rubio: voted for him x2. Supported his lying self. Something happened in DC. Water? Blackmail?

He does appear to be sporting hair plugs...so it could be a type of Biden-effect? I mean, when you drill into skull, look what happens (example: The Won).

Welp. For about 3 minutes I felt better after soup. Now back to feeling like Bill Clinton, faking happiness, as he hears the screeching of his wife-beast at the mic. Men I know tell me her voice shrivels things back into bodies. Wonder how many men will vote for her? I guess she probably has the ghey vote, as her voice won't bother them. And Lena's (dammit, Ace, I would have never heard of her and her gravel-pit sister if it were not for you. pfft).

Where was I? Oh, yes, hallucinating on refugee virus, creating a pocket of raspy blistery red streaks on back of throat. I think this is it, y'all. I will leave my corner bunk, near the ac, with cooler for wine, and small library, to the highest bidder. I will know if coughing wakes me up tonight if I am going to make it or not. Woe is me (crap, cannot use "woe" anymore because Hilzbitch used it in one of her classified/not classified/ who knows/ top secret emails, woe her trip to Libya. Perhaps if I turn my anger towards her this refugee virus will seep out of self. Hopefully not in fiber form like the Joni Mitchell virus. halp.

Perhaps I need a toddy. It is 5pm somewhere.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at February 23, 2016 03:08 PM (1uwuc)

372 This was true before Jeb dropped out. Where do you figure all the guys who were going to vote for Jeb go? Rubio. If Kasich drops out, where do his votes go? Rubio. That adds and adds and gives him a solid #2 and sometimes#1 spot. Maybe enough delegates to force a convention fight.

You are assuming transitive mathematical perfection.

It doesn't work that way.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 23, 2016 03:08 PM (659DL)

373 Because government controlling your decisions and limiting your freedom of speech is NOT WHO WE ARE!

Posted by: Otto Foote at February 23, 2016 03:08 PM (k8tEg)

374 Speaking of weasels, I saw a mink swimming in the creek near the dog park the other day. Never seen one "in the wild" before.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 23, 2016 03:08 PM (2cS/G)

375
"John Kerry warned Tuesday that Washington is considering a "Plan B"


Washington is pregnant and they plan to abort?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 23, 2016 03:08 PM (+aCe4)

376 I saw a stat a few days ago. 50% of Republicans feel betrayed by the party. Not that they're disappointed, they feel betrayed. Your wife is not mad at you for not taking out the garbage, she's mad at you because she caught you boinking your Secretary across your desk. Candy and flowers isn't going to do the trick.

And Rubio betrayed us.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 23, 2016 03:08 PM (wqZ9E)

377 "The Democrats are running one of the worst candidates of all time right
now, have given her every imaginable advantage, and she still can't seem
to close the deal. Any of these dudes in the field can beat her and it won't take
anything special. She's an absolutely terrible candidate in every sense
of the word."

As the NV caucuses showed, where Clintonworld were busing in huge numbers of "voters" who weren't even registered Democrats and who did not bother to register before caucusing, Hillary is going to pull out every stop on vote fraud. It'll be epic.

Bigger and badder than even the 2008 and 2012 fraud-o-ramas.

Meanwhile, the GOP establishment have hobbled themselves with a consent decree under which they meekly agreed to file no lawsuits against Democratic vote fraud.

It's almost as though this is just pro wrestling, a keyfabe show carefully worked up in advance to entertain the yawping masses. But we all know that can't possibly be true.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 23, 2016 03:08 PM (noWW6)

378 Has any conservative... i.e. fiscally responsible, limited government ... legislation been signed into law at the national level since the 1996 Welfare Reform Act?

Hmm... nope. The closest they've come is the short term tax reduction under Bush. And that's not small government, its Chamber of Commerce big business patting.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 03:08 PM (39g3+)

379

ot

good, good read


An Extraordinary Beat-Down for the DOJ

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/431752/noncitizen-voting-case-doj-rebuked

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 03:08 PM (qCMvj)

380 356 I imagine Hillary v Rubio or Hillary v Trump could indeed see some pretty incredible turnout numbers for both parties, in the negative sense.

Posted by: fightwinger at February 23, 2016 03:08 PM (sQQU0)

381 "But, then, there goes Malkin's Twitchy."

It just moves over to the next app. There isn't anything special about Twitter; unfortunately for that service the people running it don't believe that.*


*The ghost of the Pets.com spokespuppet stops by to say hello.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 23, 2016 03:08 PM (hLRSq)

382 >>>Has any conservative... i.e. fiscally responsible, limited government ... legislation been signed into law at the national level since the 1996 Welfare Reform Act?

Exactly my thoughts recently.

Nothing but goose eggs. Team GOP seems to believe we're all Cleveland Browns fans and will just keep putting on the Dawg Pound act every election Sunday.

Posted by: El Kabong at February 23, 2016 03:09 PM (MCmqp)

383 303 "I see Trump as a Peron like figure"

The real Peron figure in the race is on the Democratic side. As Evita.

___________________

This will surprise most people, but until recently the Peronists in Argentina were actually the RIGHT WING party. Hillary is no Evita btw. She has noo charisma at all and is an awful politician to boot. She truly is beatable by just about anybody this cycle, except, probably, Donald Trump. Which is just so amazingly ironic it is hard to digest.

Question: Are the Democrats really dumb enough to run with someone who has a small but real chance of getting indicted midway through her campaign? Obv the answer is yes. THe question really is why???

Posted by: sh at February 23, 2016 03:09 PM (vY4P8)

384 @ 211 Grump928(c) "Who is crowdpac?"

Click the "About" link on their site:
https://www.crowdpac.com/about

Good point about cites/sources. Googling for the stats gives me conflicting numbers, but it looks like Rubio may be pulling ahead in Wall St. donations since Bush left.

Posted by: chedolf at February 23, 2016 03:09 PM (UerRL)

385 Kasich should at least be tasked with cleaning all ewok DNA from Marco's trash bin.

Posted by: krakatoa at February 23, 2016 03:09 PM (QsE2G)

386
I laugh at the estabs that are all upset that the consultant for Jeb! walked away with $14 million after spending $100 million to get no delegates.

That's your system elitists, designed to collect money for nothing.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 23, 2016 03:09 PM (ODxAs)

387 I saw the magazine cover where Daryll is showing off his guns.

It's either photoshopped or he's done a lot of HGH in the last two years.

I saw Reedus at a Wizard World a couple of years ago, he's a tiny little guy.

Don't get me wrong, I still love his character on WD and the Boondock Saint's, but he's not that guy on the cover.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 23, 2016 03:05 PM (1xUj/)



I'm presuming that he's going to Hugh Jackman's trainer.

Also Hugh Jackman's physician for the prescriptions for HGH because, yeah, there's no way, especially at his age, that you get like that without a little pharma help.

For all that people go on and on about what women have to do in Hollywood, the guys have to do the same.

Look at Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool. Let me take a moment or twelve here. Mmmmmmmm.

Annnd back. Yeah, he was hitting the gym for hours a day to have negative body fat like that.

Take Chris Pratt. He's talked about having to drop 30 plus pounds to get the action hero roles.

It's not just women going to extremes.

I'm not even including Christian Bale and what he does for roles because, frankly, that reads to me as if he's a wee bit of the cray.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 23, 2016 03:09 PM (mf5HN)

388 Has any conservative... i.e. fiscally responsible, limited government ... legislation been signed into law at the national level since the 1996 Welfare Reform Act?

Posted by: V the K at February 23, 2016 03:06 PM (O7MnT)


Speaking of which, the Vichy GOP turds in the House didn't even lift a finger to do anything about Barky having personally repealed that law with his pen and phone. Clinton had only signed that for the election and then immediately promised his supporters that he would undo it as soon as possible (which was funny at the time because Clinton had never gotten any of his legislation passed, at all).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 23, 2016 03:09 PM (zc3Db)

389 300 I don't know how this is so hard to comprehend for folks.
Republican base standing there with middle fingers raised. "Conservative" pundits/pols- "uhh, what do you think THAT means?"
Posted by: traye at February 23, 2016 02:53 PM (MvHOd
--------------------
Clearly, they think they are #1 in our books!!Elventy!!!
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
--------------------
See - therein lies the rub.
Trump is already labeled as "conservative" by much of the media.

If he gets to 1600 Pennsylvania, the GOPe will glom onto him like he was their idea, and everything bad for the next four years gets blamed on Rebulicans & conservatives.
Then Chelsea Clinton or Cory Booker (or whomever ) is a lock for the next 8 years.

Posted by: Chi at February 23, 2016 03:09 PM (XgX1I)

390


Joey ate all the paste... you got any boogers?

Posted by: SuperMarco Assburns at February 23, 2016 03:10 PM (+zqYj)

391 306 I think the best chance of immigration reform is a Republican president, even a weaker than I would prefer on immigration candidate. You think that he'll definitely sell out (notwithstanding institutional barriers to doing so), so you would prefer to take a chance on Cruz. Fine. We disagree on tactics. But it's not about whether we're on a fundamentally different page. Some of us just prioritize electability, even if you think we're wrong about our assessment of it. I don't prioritize it for just anyone. I wouldn't have voted for Jeb! But I think there is enough there to work Rubio in our favor, and with the Court at stake, in this election more than any other, electability is damn important.

Posted by: Martian Wonder at February 23, 2016 02:48 PM (hxoxN)


we heard this in 2008.

we heard this in 2012

you're late. It wasnt true then and it isnt true now
Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 02:58 PM (zOTsN)

Wrong. We had no chance in 2008, and then we went ahead and nominated someone who is respected but not really liked. In 2012, Romney wasn't as well-liked by voters as Obama. I think Romney gets a bad wrap on likability, but it is what it is. And Cruz isn't nearly as likable as Romney.

Either way, you're statistical sample of two, which included a year where the GOP hand no chance, ignores 80 years of data that says that the most likable candidate nearly always wins.

Posted by: Martian Wonder at February 23, 2016 03:10 PM (hxoxN)

392 This isn't 2008 nor is it 2012. Whomever wins will be running against an aging socialist or an aging socialist, drunk, felon.

We should be able to win running belly button lint.
Posted by: JackStraw

I heard that in 2012

as a sitting President lied about the killing of his ambassador and the burning of a US consulate in the ME

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:10 PM (zOTsN)

393 311 Wrong ace! As Lincoln said you can fool only some of the people like you all of the time. Canada turd crud is a slime ball and his dirty tricks have caught up with this moral degenerate who claims to be more christian then jeezus!

Posted by: lincoln at February 23, 2016 02:59 PM (Jz2Lw)

Dirty tricks my ass. Rubio is just a feckless lying two faced shifty little whiny shit.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 03:10 PM (/D5Lf)

394 Melania, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump should oil up and bikini wrestle on a giant Marco Rubio campaign poster at Trump's future rallies.

Posted by: Grimaldi at February 23, 2016 03:10 PM (kRe8m)

395 341 Eh, you're overselling beating Hilary Clinton. By
all available data, it's a rather easy thing to do. The Democrats are
running one of the worst candidates of all time right now, have given
her every imaginable advantage, and she still can't seem to close the
deal.



Any of these dudes in the field can beat her and it won't take
anything special. She's an absolutely terrible candidate in every sense
of the word.

Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (MIdlN)
I believe you hit the snail on the head.

Posted by: MarkY at February 23, 2016 03:11 PM (i022r)

396 Either way, you're statistical sample of two, which included a year where the GOP hand no chance, ignores 80 years of data that says that the most likable candidate nearly always wins.

Posted by: Martian Wonder

Iheard that in 2012, when people told me Romney was more likeable than a presidet who ha just let his Ambassador be murdered in the ME

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:11 PM (zOTsN)

397 500 dachshunds pegged

A reminder to all our new readers NEVER bing unfamiliar words from AoSHQ!!

Posted by: Fire Comedianissioner DaveA at February 23, 2016 03:12 PM (DL2i+)

398 393- Or, a type of weasel, swimming around in a Florida coastal waterway.

Posted by: kraken at February 23, 2016 03:12 PM (sdxPm)

399 The guy who did the security routine for the iPhone and coded the new MUMR is actually Bob from the NSA. Yeah, it all works well, but there's a secret backdoor in it all.

The backdoor code is code named "ROXY". If you read MUMR and find it funny, that means the virus has taken hold. Your brain is now pwned by ROXY and is uploading everything to Bob's Cloud in Utah.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 23, 2016 03:12 PM (dvuhZ)

400 I hope Rubio rebukes the Xenophobic bull emanating from his supporters bungholes.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 23, 2016 03:12 PM (LoRcb)

401
We should be able to win running belly button lint.

==

Don't assume anything.

Posted by: Bigby's Pimp Hand at February 23, 2016 03:13 PM (3ZtZW)

402 But no, the haters say he isn't going to fight the issues they care about, even if they are not the big issues. Abortion, gay marriage, ethanol ... he does not pass their purity test so they will ... complain a lot, and trash the "ignorant Trumptard progesssives", like Sessions. sheesh
Posted by: Illiniwek at February 23, 2016 03:03 PM (eUbDe)

----------------

That's because to some of us, a big issue is the restoration of the Constitutional Republic and a return to Federalism.

Quite frankly, I don't believe Trump has a single bone in his body that has any reverence for the Constitution and he certainly isn't all that concerned with trying to follow it. If his personal beliefs happen to be things that are Constitutional, great. If not, oh well, lets do it anyway!

Now I know that not a lot of people are in this same boat with me, but that's why I can't vote for Trump. I don't trust him with basically any Amendment, nor the Commerce Clause, or really any thing else when it comes to adhering to that document.

Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 03:13 PM (MIdlN)

403 Benghazi happened RIGHT before 2012

likeable had ZERO to do with that election

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:13 PM (zOTsN)

404 WHO is likable?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 23, 2016 03:13 PM (FkBIv)

405
I'm not even including Christian Bale and what he does for roles because, frankly, that reads to me as if he's a wee bit of the cray.-----alexthechick

The main hero in Last of the Mohicans? He's nuttier than Bale, which is saying something.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 23, 2016 03:13 PM (m3iiU)

406 Nothing but goose eggs. Team GOP seems to believe we're all Cleveland Browns fans and will just keep putting on the Dawg Pound act every election Sunday.

If Rubio wins the nomination?

Apparently we are.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 03:13 PM (39g3+)

407 Step Aside

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wHgbCciI64

Posted by: db at February 23, 2016 03:13 PM (LHNU4)

408 Dirty tricks my ass. Rubio is just a feckless lying two faced shifty little whiny shit.
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 03:10 PM (/D5Lf)

-----

My favorite moment of the primaries so far.....

Cruz yells at Rubio in Spanish after Rubio says Cruz cant speak Spanish.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 03:13 PM (8XRCm)

409 All of this Dungeons and Dragons roleplay is designed as cover for Pro-Amnesty Republicans.

We can't have a debate on it because they won't come out and actually support it. But that's what all the ruses are for.

Posted by: El Kabong at February 23, 2016 03:14 PM (MCmqp)

410 So Mario blew off CR, now he's blown' off CPAC? Sounds like he's adopting JEB's low energy campaign style.
And why is the "heir of Reagan" afraid of conservatives?

Posted by: Iblis at February 23, 2016 03:14 PM (9221z)

411

Lets just get it over with... Trump/Sanders '16. If you are the last one out turn off the lights.

Posted by: SuperMarco Assburns at February 23, 2016 03:14 PM (+zqYj)

412 Jim Gilmore should step aside, though I can understand why he doesn't. His resignation press conference might just be too much shame for any man to bear.

Better to just wallflower for the rest of his life and pray that people continue not to notice.

Posted by: General Zod at February 23, 2016 03:14 PM (Bdeb0)

413 Benghazi happened RIGHT before 2012

likeable had ZERO to do with that election



That might have gone differently if CNN's talking pig had not intervened in a debate at the critical moment...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 23, 2016 03:14 PM (659DL)

414 Any of these dudes in the field can beat her and it won't take
anything special. She's an absolutely terrible candidate in every sense
of the word.


I give you the country that elected Obozo twice.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 23, 2016 03:15 PM (ODxAs)

415 Peronistas have always been progressives. The right wing faction of the Peronista movement deemed the Communists as being a threat to their reputation which is why they engaged in the Argentinian dirty war against them. So the right wing peronista movemet is still pretty much on the left.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 23, 2016 03:15 PM (LoRcb)

416 So ... Two Jai Alai players are about to kick off a match when the Target Dog casually starts licking his nuts.

Player 1 : I sure wish I could do that.

Player 2 : He'll bite you !!!

Posted by: Irony at February 23, 2016 03:16 PM (BHaRb)

417 403 Benghazi happened RIGHT before 2012

likeable had ZERO to do with that election

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:13 PM (zOTsN)

The people who broke for Obama shared a common trait, in that most thought he was the one who felt their concerns more. That isn't likability per se, but it's often a proxy for that.

Posted by: Martian Wonder at February 23, 2016 03:16 PM (hxoxN)

418 Posted by: V the K at February 23, 2016 03:06 PM (O7MnT)


Remember GrahamRudmanHollings....what...25yrs. ago? Good times.

Posted by: BignJames at February 23, 2016 03:16 PM (j7iSn)

419 My favorite moment of the primaries so far.....

Cruz yells at Rubio in Spanish after Rubio says Cruz cant speak Spanish.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 03:13 PM (8XRCm)

Thanks for the reminder. I heard the audio but meant to watch the video.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 03:16 PM (/D5Lf)

420 The media tells me that Mario is more betterer at electability, so that's who I'm going with. Screw the "principles" stuff, I wanna vote for someone who's going to be voted for!

Posted by: t-bird at February 23, 2016 03:16 PM (3U4+k)

421 Judge says Hillary staff can be questioned under oath on classified emails

http://tinyurl.com/hsgyn5r

Posted by: McCool at February 23, 2016 03:16 PM (TQxRy)

422 So, the Iranian Oil Minister just said "no dice" on an oil production freeze.

Hello ten dollars a barrel.

I will now giggle maniacally at the peak oilers, carbon taxers, and Franciso Maduro.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 23, 2016 03:16 PM (659DL)

423 That might have gone differently if CNN's talking pig had not intervened in a debate at the critical moment...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 23, 2016 03:14 PM (659DL)


Or if Mittens and all the Vichy GOP douchebags hadn't decided that they didn't want to say anything about Benghazi and let it all just fade away.

The silence about Benghazi from the GOP was deafening.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 23, 2016 03:16 PM (zc3Db)

424 At 12:05 EST or so Rush said a poll says that Bush supporters went to Trump. Didn't hear the 20 minute thing. Cristy's place in history may be as the person who took out Rubio. Rush parsed the Drudge headlines and thought that Rubio was sinking his own campaign by saying "secure the boarders and Americans will do responsible thing." Thought Trump helped himself by saying he would prosecute Hillary.

Posted by: scorecard at February 23, 2016 03:16 PM (HSAmh)

425 WHO is likable?

Sara Lee.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (oVJmc)

426 Ace needs a "flaming blue bird" .gif for any subsequent posts as to Twitter's Travails.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsddjadDL9I

Posted by: Fire Comedianissioner DaveA at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (DL2i+)

427 *rummages on blog*

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2012/06/science-fiction.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (7Glk0)

428 >>WSJ:Court Gives Conservative Group Right to Gather Evidence in Hillary Clinton Email Case<<

Whoa. Depositions for everyone!

Posted by: Marcus T at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (GGCsk)

429 >>I heard that in 2012

>>as a sitting President lied about the killing of his ambassador and the burning of a US consulate in the ME

Then you were listening to idiots. Beating a sitting President is extremely difficult. Ask President Kerry who was running against a very unpopular President Bush. And Obama was completely protected by the msm, most Americans still have no idea what happened in Libya because they never hear about it.

There is no incumbent in this race and Hillary is no Obama. She was supposed to crush him in '08 and he schlonged her. She has never been popular despite the efforts of the msm and now she is in a dead heat with Bernie f'ing Sanders and when he inevitably loses thanks to the rigged game the Dems are playing a whole bunch of his nutty supporters are staying home.

So far, the Republicans are seeing record turnouts during the primaries and the Dems are seeing a big drop-off.

This environment is nothing like '08 or '12.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (/tuJf)

430 Benghazi happened RIGHT before 2012

likeable had ZERO to do with that election


That might have gone differently if CNN's talking pig had not intervened in a debate at the critical moment...
Posted by: Circa


IT MIGHT HAVE GONE DIFFERENTLY HAD THE CANDIDATES FOUGHT BACK AGAINST THE MEDIA AND RISKED BEING

UNLIKEABLE

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (zOTsN)

431 "Felt their concerns more" meaning he was going to give them free shit.

Posted by: steevy at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (B48dK)

432 Sort-of-Mad Max, I notice you, like all the other Cruz and Rubio folks, won't address how mass immigration pushes the electorate to the left. Ace and the rest of you just alternate between silence and handwaving.

Posted by: chedolf at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (UerRL)

433 Either way, you're statistical sample of two, which included a year where the GOP hand no chance, ignores 80 years of data that says that the most likable candidate nearly always wins.

Yeah but... all the rules are broken now. Nothing that used to be the method of picking the winner works any more. President Obama broke the system. Will it go back to normal after him? I dunno. We're not in the USA we used to be. The culture has changed, radically.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (39g3+)

434 Theseus sacrificed the Xenophobic Bull to Zeus at Athens.

Posted by: Soledad O'Brien's Earpiece at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (8ZskC)

435 So the RNC has had, what, like 9 debates and 5 or 6 town halls? What we need to see now is a dance off.

Mario, put on your dancing shoes, baby!

Posted by: Fritz at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (UzPAd)

436
Whatever the election, you can damn well be guaranteed its not Superman vs. Batman.

More like Laverne vs Squiggy.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 23, 2016 03:18 PM (ODxAs)

437 My favorite moment of the primaries so far.....
Cruz yells at Rubio in Spanish after Rubio says Cruz cant speak Spanish.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 03:13 PM (8XRCm)

Yeah that's good stuff.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 03:18 PM (xuouz)

438 >>>WHO is likable?

Sara Lee.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (oVJmc)


Still the best cheesecakes around.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 23, 2016 03:18 PM (zc3Db)

439 WHO is likable?

Sara Lee.


Obviously you never met that smiling little bitch in person.

Posted by: Betty Crocker at February 23, 2016 03:18 PM (8ZskC)

440 Well, the Establishment has shown that it wants Rubio. They have already amply demonstrated that they do not listen to anyone other than themselves.

If some unwashed rube were to tell them, "You should leave the building, it is on fire and burning rapidly," they would smirk and wait for one of their experts to appear on television and tell them what to do.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 23, 2016 03:19 PM (B8JRQ)

441

nice

Using @Twitter's own risk factor analysis to force it to respect viewpoint diversity

...So I took a look at Twitter's most recent SEC Form 10-K. Such reports have to identify "risk factors," which are defined as items that could have a material adverse effect on the company or its securities.



http://bit.ly/1QBui9m

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 03:19 PM (qCMvj)

442 The people who broke for Obama shared a common trait, in that most thought he was the one who felt their concerns more. That isn't likability per se, but it's often a proxy for that.

Posted by: Martian Wonder


gosh that sounds an awful lot like moving the goal posts

no 2012 was all about the Union graft

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:19 PM (zOTsN)

443 Trump used to be for mass Immigration but I won't let facts intrude on the fanboys and fangirls of Donald Romney Trump.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 23, 2016 03:19 PM (LoRcb)

444 Rush's rant was in the last hour, the last twenty minutes from the last half hour break.

Find one of the stations that carry it on delay, and listen over the 'net.

Posted by: Hobson the Indecisive at February 23, 2016 03:20 PM (XGn1r)

445
Kasich shouldn't simply disappear.


With that weird, uneven, weed-whacker haircut he sports, and

his constant twitchiness and choppy movements,

Kasich looks like one of those ancient lunatics in Bedlam.


And as in ancient days, for entertainment, they should keep Kasich offstage until a commercial break comes-

then lead him on stage by a iron collar and chain and in an Olde-timey Bedlam straightjacket-

and have him caper about and talk about his daddy the postman

then when it's time for the debate to resume,

drag him offstage until the next break.



While he waits he can pull wings off flies and eat spiders and Twinkies.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 23, 2016 03:20 PM (0cMkb)

446

cont

Don't quit Twitter. They make no money off you unless you engage with their advertisers. Use the service but not the advertisers. Use ad blockers. (But see idea # 6 below.)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 03:20 PM (qCMvj)

447
"So far, the Republicans are seeing record turnouts during the primaries and the Dems are seeing a big drop-off."

The open primary thing again, perhaps? Or just an enthusiam gap?
Or is it medicinal marijuana?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 23, 2016 03:20 PM (+aCe4)

448 Chris Christie put himself in a moral hole by helping to elect Obama in 2012.

He may, he MIGHT, have helped to clear his ledger by karate chopping Mario's throat in the pre-NH debate.

Only time will tell.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 03:20 PM (xuouz)

449 Ask President Kerry who was running against a very unpopular President Bush.

Actually, in 2004, Bush was still very liked. He was liked very much until around 2006 when the media finally found the lever to topple him by lying outrageously about Katrina.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 03:20 PM (39g3+)

450 I forget what we are arguing about here...the swimming mink distracted me.

I am going to drag my daid corpse to polls in November and vote (R). Possibly while harfing, but there she blows.

Think about this, my moronic Internet friends: even if it is the Trumpster we have to vote for...do you really think he will do worse than this prancercizing poodle pretender? At least he might scare some of our enemies (including Democrats). I am not totally sold on him, but figure, whatever, he just might surround himself with brilliant people, generals, etc, who just might want to pull this country out of the brink of destruction. Just so The Donald won't fail. This is my happy thought when not suffering from this refugee virus (you know it is from them. I mean, there are blisters on throat. A web of sorts like whooping cough but without the whooping except at 2am). Anyway! I am ok with anyone but Hilz or Bernie. Or any Dem who they may thrust at us (gagging, just thought of Algore thrusting Tippy...wait, what was her name? Tippery? Tipster? agggh. Asshole.

Speaking of assholes, where is Sean Penn? Holed up in "ICU" with Michael Moore? I need a nap. Preferably with some type of knock out medicine. Pass it through this here portal--->

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at February 23, 2016 03:21 PM (1uwuc)

451 >>> There's been talk on the gossip web sites ( yeah, so I read 'em...) that "a candidate" was to have - undeniably - incriminating photos released on or near February 14.

I know a guy that was a secret service agent during Clinton's time in the white house. He remarked that strange women were frequently going in and out of Bill's office, and also Hillary's. I think everybody knows this already though...

Posted by: Rastus at February 23, 2016 03:21 PM (VjlMj)

452 I find Stormy Daniels to be incredibly likeable. Let's run her.

Posted by: Irony at February 23, 2016 03:21 PM (BHaRb)

453 Trump used to be for mass Immigration but I won't let facts intrude on the fanboys and fangirls of Donald Romney Trump.
Posted by: Geoffrey at February 23, 2016 03:19 PM (LoRcb)

This has always been my favorite thing about America. You're not permitted to change your mind, and you never get a second chance.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 03:21 PM (xuouz)

454 Trump used to be for mass Immigration but I won't let facts intrude on the fanboys and fangirls of Donald Romney Trump.



Pro tip: We don't care. Trump is not conservative. We get that. He is there to destroy the GOPe.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 23, 2016 03:22 PM (dnQ1L)

455 Wasn't sure if it was Ace or Mark Steyn I was reading, had to go back to the top to recheck.
Loved it

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2016 03:22 PM (fizMZ)

456 What will Mario do when he's not running for prezzy? He'll be joining the ranks of the unemployed at the end of the year if he isn't elected. Will he toodle around in his luxury speedboat that would fit in Billary's swimming pool with room to spare?

Posted by: Hank at February 23, 2016 03:22 PM (xVYeR)

457 Holding my breath until I see a post that contains the exact quote from Vattel's "The Laws of Nations" that outlines what a Natural Born Citizen is.
That is clearly where the founders got the phrase from.
Good thing I've been practicing Pearl diving breath control huh.

Posted by: 1Hz at February 23, 2016 03:22 PM (XH/zt)

458 Then you were listening to idiots. Beating a sitting President is extremely difficult. Ask President Kerry who was running against a very unpopular President Bush.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 23, 2016 03:17 PM (/tuJf)


Bush was not unpopular in 2004. In fact, Bush should have taken that election by 12% or more, but he and the Architect made such a mess of things through 2004 that they only managed to squeak by, and that was only thanks to the Swift Boat Vets and Bush's refusal to cut and run from Iraq.

The fact that 2004 was close was nothing but a testament to the idiocy of Rove and Bush's longing to veer left after having done very well for the first three years of his Presidency.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 23, 2016 03:22 PM (zc3Db)

459 ...silence about Benghazi from the GOP was deafening...

If you believe in the "deep state" then Benghazi would be a "deep state" operation. Remember when some Congressman wanted to show the CIA was running guns to SA and selling crack in LA? Went nowhere and died quietly with nobody calling the congressman a quack. Benghazi has the same flavor.

Posted by: scorecard at February 23, 2016 03:23 PM (HSAmh)

460 Then you were listening to idiots. Beating a sitting President is extremely difficult. Ask President Kerry who was running against a very unpopular President Bush. And Obama was completely protected by the msm, most Americans still have no idea what happened in Libya because they never hear about it.

There is no incumbent in this race and Hillary is no Obama. She was supposed to crush him in '08 and he schlonged her. She has never been popular despite the efforts of the msm and now she is in a dead heat with Bernie f'ing Sanders and when he inevitably loses thanks to the rigged game the Dems are playing a whole bunch of his nutty supporters are staying home.

So far, the Republicans are seeing record turnouts during the primaries and the Dems are seeing a big drop-off.

This environment is nothing like '08 or '12.
Posted by: JackStraw


I was listening to GOPe and to people right fucking here. Prolly even you..

Yes Obama had the media with him in 2012. And so will Hillary. You really think the free shit army isnt going to be driven to the polls this year? thats dream casting

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:23 PM (zOTsN)

461 So I guess most everyone here agrees that Kasich needs to leave. This is a good start.

Posted by: Soona at February 23, 2016 03:24 PM (Fmupd)

462 So here's the thing ace.

I think you're wrong on a few practical levels. I don't think Cruz can beat Trump in a 1 on one race.
For that matter I don't think Rubio can either.

Rubio wants both Trump and Cruz in because they pull from an overlapping voter pool. So either he'll start pulling a plurality in winner take all stats or it'll be a brokered convention. Either works for him.

I think Cruz could be Rubio in a head to head, but as long as Trump gets free media and the lead in most states he's not going anywhere. Even if someone starts beating him, I think he hangs around as long as it doesn't cost him any money (and since he's paying his buildings out of campaign cash he's making money on this deal.)

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at February 23, 2016 03:24 PM (tM4uk)

463 I can't stand Mario!

Posted by: Carol at February 23, 2016 03:24 PM (sj3Ax)

464 Losing Every State Can't Stop Rubio's 'Momentum'


http://tinyurl.com/zs7a4f3

*from that bastion of conservative thought 'Think Progress'


**they actually do a good job at pointing out all ofthe ball-licking the MSM/GOPe is giving to CPAC Boycotter Mario

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 03:24 PM (/D5Lf)

465 "Mario, put on your dancing shoes, baby!"

Nah, track shoes. Start running for the door, and don't let it hit you in your a** on the way out.

Wait, scratch that. I hope you you run square into it.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 23, 2016 03:25 PM (jxbfJ)

466 >>Actually, in 2004, Bush was still very liked. He was liked very much until around 2006 when the media finally found the lever to topple him by lying outrageously about Katrina.

Actually his popularity was falling in pretty much a straight line from a peak in 2001 after the attacks. He got a small bump when Saddam was captured and then he continued to crater.

http://tinyurl.com/2uf3xl3

Posted by: JackStraw at February 23, 2016 03:25 PM (/tuJf)

467 460 And than there's all the fraud.

Posted by: steevy at February 23, 2016 03:25 PM (B48dK)

468 So I guess most everyone here agrees that Kasich needs to leave. This is a good start.


Now, who's going to give him the bad news?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 23, 2016 03:26 PM (8ZskC)

469 "318
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday that Washington is
considering a "Plan B" to deal with Syria if Damascus and Moscow are not
serious about negotiating a political transition.





yeah right. Is Plan B taking it in the mouth AND Ass?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 23, 2016 03:00 PM (mw8Dm)"


What!!! That is Q Level beyond Top Secret classified information! How did you find out about this? Doe John Kerry have a private email server in a bathroom somewhere too?

Posted by: Top Men in charge and doing a marvelous job at February 23, 2016 03:26 PM (QHgTq)

470 278 ---Ghost of kari --- I may not share your support of Trump but that was a very good post.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 23, 2016 03:26 PM (T/5A0)

471 Oh ... Definitely count me in on "Benghazi implicates both parties".

McCain had a damn hard-on to get involved in Syria. Guarantee you he had knowledge of a gun-running op through Benghazi.

Posted by: Irony at February 23, 2016 03:27 PM (BHaRb)

472

I guess this is the big news of the day.

U.S. judge orders discovery to go forward over Clinton's private email system

drudge red

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 03:27 PM (qCMvj)

473 Dirty tricks my ass. Rubio is just a feckless lying two faced shifty little whiny shit.

***

#AlwaysTheVictim

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 23, 2016 03:27 PM (8PbKi)

474 >>> Pro tip: We don't care. Trump is not conservative. We get that. He is there to destroy the GOPe.

Seriously, why is that so hard to understand? He's a fucking bull in a china shop. That's it. He's an IED. One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. He's a tatted up pipe hitting negro being sent in to destroy the place.

Posted by: Rastus at February 23, 2016 03:27 PM (VjlMj)

475 Rubio is mathematically eliminated. He has no polling in any of the
states over the next two weeks that provides a path to victory.*



This was true before Jeb dropped out. Where do you figure all the
guys who were going to vote for Jeb go? Rubio. If Kasich drops out,
where do his votes go? Rubio. That adds and adds and gives him a solid
#2 and sometimes#1 spot. Maybe enough delegates to force a convention
fight.



Rubio's not toast. Sadly, Cruz probably is
=========
No. Rubio is, was and remains DONE.

Look at my previous post, where I run the actual numbers for delegates per state.

GA started early voting March 8.
TX on 2/16
MA on 2/19
AR on 2/15

Even a huge surge by Rubio won't overcome the fact that most of these states have cast votes.

Even if you look at states where Rubio could surge/win, they're too little and 2nd is still far behind Trump.



Posted by: RoyalOil at February 23, 2016 03:27 PM (fQ/0p)

476 If you believe in the "deep state" then Benghazi would be a "deep state" operation. Remember when some Congressman wanted to show the CIA was running guns to SA and selling crack in LA? Went nowhere and died quietly with nobody calling the congressman a quack. Benghazi has the same flavor.

Posted by: scorecard

you think the CIA was running crack in LA?

or wasnt running gund in Benghazi?

which is it

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:27 PM (zOTsN)

477 The Swedes, who are already spending 14x their national defense budget to provide for "migrants," have now decided to spend $100k per day to house 1,800 of them on a luxury yacht.

http://pamelageller.com/2016/02/sweden-hires-lux-linver-for-muslim-invaders.html/

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 23, 2016 03:27 PM (df5V4)

478 Have the come out with a Mario speedboat racing game like Mario carts yet?


Posted by: Guy who thinks only about Video games at February 23, 2016 03:27 PM (XtAzU)

479 >I consider this whole "Step aside for the other guy" thing kind of silly . . . .

It's in the same vein of, "If you add A's, B's, and C's support, you could take the nomination from Trump." OK. Good luck with that strategy.

Posted by: rebel flounder at February 23, 2016 03:28 PM (3dOE/)

480 Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 02:54 PM (xuouz)

That was epic. Nicely done!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 23, 2016 03:28 PM (r9tFS)

481 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 03:27 PM (qCMvj)

Discovery is a bitch.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extraordinaire at February 23, 2016 03:28 PM (48QDY)

482 Senator Cruz should step aside for me to be the nominee because my father was a postman.

Posted by: Malfunctioning Mario Rubio at February 23, 2016 03:28 PM (LYCUN)

483 >>>>Bush was not unpopular in 2004. In fact, Bush should have taken that
election by 12% or more, but he and the Architect made such a mess of
things through 2004 that they only managed to squeak by, and that was
only thanks to the Swift Boat Vets and Bush's refusal to cut and run
from Iraq.



The fact that 2004 was close was nothing but a testament to the
idiocy of Rove and Bush's longing to veer left after having done very
well for the first three years of his Presidency.
.
.
.
.Kerry could have defanged the Swift boat guys if he had called their bluff and released his DD 214, but he chose to ignore them and that hurt him badly.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 23, 2016 03:29 PM (iONHu)

484 The revisionist history is getting deep in here.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 23, 2016 03:29 PM (dwNYN)

485 The left wants Rubio if they cannot get Clinton or Bernie. He's their 3rd choice courtesy of amnesty.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 23, 2016 03:29 PM (+aCe4)

486

Zed:
Bring out the GOPe.

Maynard:
But the GOPe's sleeping.

Zed:
Well, I guess you're gonna have to go wake him up now, won't you?

Maynard opens crate, The Rube in GOPe mask climbs out...

Posted by: Whistlin Slim Boxcar Willy at February 23, 2016 03:30 PM (+zqYj)

487 I don't watch Faux, but Levin said Mario love & Cruz hate is obvious.
I put CNN on the other day instead.

Posted by: Carol at February 23, 2016 03:30 PM (sj3Ax)

488

JOHN KASICHES DAD WAS A POST OFFICE WORKER WHO WORKED REALLY HARD FOR HIS KIDS ABOUT 18 HOURS A DAY DELIVERIN MAIL TO LITTLE KIDS EVEN THE CATALOGS WITH THE UNDERWEAR CHICKS IN IT.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz The Main Dude My Man Esq at February 23, 2016 03:30 PM (P2wZq)

489 ...used to be for mass Immigration...

When is Rubio going to out for mass deportation.
Cruz has just explicitly stated it.
I credit Trump.

Trump might deport them because he would want a second term.

Read-my-lips GHWB.
I won't lie to you Carter.

Would W have been elected without the $400 tax rebate? Medicare Prescription?

Posted by: scorecard at February 23, 2016 03:30 PM (rnH8X)

490 Hilarious. I mention that Katshit should sell Proactive and here is an ad. Also one for enhancing breasts without surgery (not sure where that came from, morons).

I love you all. Just vote against Dems. That is my dying wish. Vote drunk. It will be less painful.

You'd think a feces-flinging c-section gorilla could get elected this year (no offence to either gorillas or those who had c-sections). Should be easy. Should have been easy in 2012, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo. Should have been even easier after Benghazi (don't go there, Christy, you will blow those blisters in the back of your throat through your eyeballs). Dammit. Stupid media, protecting your "man." Now protecting your other "man" in tunic pantsuits and her lies and lies and hope she scratches with fleas she lies so much. Hope her dreams of the four who lay dead at Dover that she lied about. No wonder she sees double. Liar, pantsuit on fire.

Where was Marco after Benghazi? Oh, wait, I think he says Hilz is a liar, at least, in one of his robot speeches (which are good the first time).

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at February 23, 2016 03:30 PM (1uwuc)

491 McCain had a damn hard-on to get involved in Syria. Guarantee you he had knowledge of a gun-running op through Benghazi.
Posted by: Irony at February 23, 2016 03:27 PM (BHaRb)

----

Pretty sure McCain and the GOPe was coordinating with Lois Lerner over at the IRS about which groups to shut down too.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 23, 2016 03:30 PM (8XRCm)

492 Don't quit Twitter. They make no money off you unless you engage with their advertisers. Use the service but not the advertisers. Use ad blockers.

-
And just like milk from Carnation's contented cows, all our opinions have been homogenized.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 23, 2016 03:30 PM (wqZ9E)

493 Discovery is a bitch.
Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extraordinaire at February 23, 2016 03:28 PM (48QDY)


yeah, I noticed Judicial Watch didn't name Hillary, because they are circling the wagons at this point.

Good.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 03:30 PM (qCMvj)

494 >>I was listening to GOPe and to people right fucking here. Prolly even you..

Clearly, you weren't listening to me. I always said beating Obama was going to be very difficult. Historic First Black President.

>>Yes Obama had the media with him in 2012. And so will Hillary. You really think the free shit army isnt going to be driven to the polls this year? thats dream casting

Hillary is not Obama. I just told you the turnout for Dems so far is way, way down and despite years of pumping her up, Hillary is still not liked. What evidence do you have that Dems are going to turnout for Hillary in numbers like they did for Obama? Obama got 95% of the black vote. No way Hillary does that. Particularly after the results Obama produced for blacks over the last 8 years.

Every single one of top candidates is beating Hillary in polls this year, even Trump. That never happened in 2012.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 23, 2016 03:30 PM (/tuJf)

495 Plan B (2)(a) is drawing another red line and double-dog daring Assad and Putin to step over it.

Plan B (2)(c) is dropping James Taylor behind enemy lines and killing them softly with his songs.

Posted by: Hank at February 23, 2016 03:31 PM (xVYeR)

496 "US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday that Washington is

considering a 'Plan B' to deal with Syria if Damascus and Moscow are not

serious about negotiating a political transition."

Remember that Plan A was the Secretariat of State's loudly heralded "cease-fire" agreement, which the Russians smilingly told him they were on board for and then thereafter completely and contemptuously ignored.

Strong horse. Weak horseface.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 23, 2016 03:31 PM (noWW6)

497 6) Gozer the Gozerian invades Miami. Rubio chooses his form as a giant bottle of Dasani, drinks him, saves the world, shoe in for Presidency.

Posted by: El Kabong at February 23, 2016 03:31 PM (MCmqp)

498 Meh.

We're all f**ked anyway.

Just lay back and think of the happy Gulags...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 23, 2016 03:31 PM (vBeA5)

499 Kerry could have defanged the Swift boat guys if he had called their bluff and released his DD 214, but he chose to ignore them and that hurt him badly.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman a

this is wrong. He would have had the same problmes. The 214 wouldnt save him

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:31 PM (zOTsN)

500 Trump used to be for mass Immigration but I won't let facts intrude on the fanboys and fangirls of Donald Romney Trump.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 23, 2016 03:19 PM (LoRcb)


You need a better script-writer; those lines have been used, multiple times, over the past seven or so months.

I'll quote me:

"And what is most important is assigning who is to be the sacrifice. Not knowing why the monster is there, not understanding its true strengths and weaknesses."


Although it may be too late to do any actual scouting for the monster's strengths and weaknesses. Best stick to sneering.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Sponsor of the 2016 Trump of Doom Tour! at February 23, 2016 03:32 PM (hLRSq)

501 Don't want to offend any here, but Ted Cruz is the best choice for President if we want to begin reclaiming America. Although I have to allow that Marco Rubio would make the best choice if what you want is another pResident. Seamless transition from what we got now, in fact.

Posted by: Eromero at February 23, 2016 03:32 PM (zLDYs)

502 You're making Polynikes angry!

Posted by: Malfunctioning Mario Rubio at February 23, 2016 03:32 PM (LYCUN)

503 Looking at Mario's smug face on FNC right now makes me want to smack him.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 23, 2016 03:32 PM (8PbKi)

504 Plan B (2)(c) is dropping James Taylor behind enemy lines and killing them softly with his songs.
Posted by: Hank at February 23, 2016 03:31 PM (xVYeR)

-----

Da Fuq?!?!?!

Posted by: Roberta Flack at February 23, 2016 03:33 PM (8XRCm)

505 McConnell to Trump: 'So what now?"



Trump: What now? Let me tell you what now. I'ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' ni***rs, who'll go to work on the GOPe here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin', Reincy boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 03:33 PM (/D5Lf)

506 O/T
Hillary's staff have to testify under oath about email server!!!
Flaming skull?

Posted by: Iblis at February 23, 2016 03:33 PM (9221z)

507 Every single one of top candidates is beating Hillary in polls this year, even Trump. That never happened in 2012.

Posted by: JackStraw a\


If you truly believe that then why are you so insistant on Rubio as opposed to someone more conservative like Cruz

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:33 PM (zOTsN)

508 Thank you, Ace... that laugh made my day



But super cereally, Rubio is a stain that should drop out8|

Posted by: redbanzai at February 23, 2016 03:34 PM (OrI3J)

509 If those mindless little wimmen would untie their aprons and come out of their damn kitchens to vote I'd be polling in the high 20s.

Posted by: John Kasich, Son of a Mailman at February 23, 2016 03:34 PM (8ZskC)

510 How DARE you besmirch John Kasich!!!!!! He is the son of a mailman, don'tcha know!!!!!!

Posted by: centralscrutinizer at February 23, 2016 03:34 PM (vI+F1)

511 >>>Kerry could have defanged the Swift boat guys if he had called their
bluff and released his DD 214, but he chose to ignore them and that hurt
him badly.



Posted by: The Great White Scotsman a



this is wrong. He would have had the same problmes. The 214 wouldnt save him
.
.
.
.How is that wrong? I didn't say it would have saved him, I said it would have taken the wind out of the sails of the Swift Boat people, that's it, nothing else. Nowhere in my post did I say it would have pulled his bacon out of the fire.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 23, 2016 03:34 PM (iONHu)

512 I'm wishing a whole conservative boycott of Twitter, F them.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2016 03:35 PM (fizMZ)

513 240:

"I think the best chance of immigration reform is a Republican president, even a weaker than I would prefer on immigration candidate."

You said "immigration reform."

Heh.

I want someone to do immigration control, as in law enforcement, and Rubes can get in line with Jeb and suck my non-Hitler dick.

"Immigration reform."

Sweet baby Jesus. Do you jump through hoops, too?

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 23, 2016 03:35 PM (6gR7l)

514 The good news is that the establishment has finally entered the bargaining phase, as ace was calling for weeks ago.

Posted by: Jake at February 23, 2016 02:14 PM (EHLQv)

I don't think they have... they still are scheming to get everything they want and shut down conservatives.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 23, 2016 03:35 PM (OrI3J)

515 Cruz doesn't even owe Rubio a courtesy flush.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 23, 2016 03:36 PM (GGCsk)

516 472

I guess this is the big news of the day.

U.S. judge orders discovery to go forward over Clinton's private email system

drudge red
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 03:27 PM (qCMvj)

Posted the link and excerpts upthread

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 03:36 PM (/D5Lf)

517 Rubio chooses his form as a giant bottle of Dasani, drinks him, saves the world, shoe in for Presidency.


Nah. Rubio is too much of a loafer to pull something like this off.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 23, 2016 03:36 PM (8ZskC)

518

Would W have been elected without the $400 tax rebate? Medicare Prescription?
Posted by: scorecard at February 23, 2016 03:30 PM (

W was running for President in 2008?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 23, 2016 03:36 PM (dwNYN)

519 Yes, kari's post on Trump was the best pro-Trump post I've read. He does have real appeal in that regard.

I wish more his supporters would push that line to advance him forward. Simply reciting to me that Ted Cruz, probably the most hated man I've ever seen in Washington DC, is really an establishment hack bought off by the banks...that shit don't sell.

Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 03:36 PM (MIdlN)

520 >>If you truly believe that then why are you so insistant on Rubio as opposed to someone more conservative like Cruz

Further proof you don't read what I type. I'm supporting Cruz and have been very open about that since Walker dropped out.

And if you still don't believe that the Dem numbers are way down then read this.

http://tinyurl.com/gr5mj5n

I'd give the WaPo link but it's behind a paywall and I'm not paying them.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 23, 2016 03:37 PM (/tuJf)

521 Posted the link and excerpts upthread
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 03:36 PM (/D5Lf)


oops, missed it

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 03:37 PM (qCMvj)

522 Hillary's staff have to testify under oath about email server!!!
Flaming skull?

Posted by: Iblis at February 23, 2016 03:33 PM (9221z)

Also entering discovery phase

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 03:37 PM (/D5Lf)

523 How is that wrong? I didn't say it would have saved him, I said it would have taken the wind out of the sails of the Swift Boat people, that's it, nothing else. Nowhere in my post did I say it would have pulled his bacon out of the fire.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

it would have taken the wind out of nothing

they had a book published and released. The stories about Kerrys service and his lies had been out there for decades. Kerry could have released his 214 immediately and it would have changed nothing. The thing that killed him was the testimony of people who served with him

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:38 PM (zOTsN)

524 It doesn't matter. Hillary! will win, with the help of non-citizen votes: http://tinyurl.com/zvpgf75

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 23, 2016 03:38 PM (bpn7O)

525 Put on your dancing shoes, Rube, because GOPe is rosining up their bow.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 23, 2016 03:38 PM (wqZ9E)

526 "Sort-of-Mad Max, I notice you, like all the other Cruz and Rubio folks,
won't address how mass immigration pushes the electorate to the left.
Ace and the rest of you just alternate between silence and handwaving."

I'm pretty sure exactly that phenomenon has been a rather constant topic of discussion around here for, oh, the last 6 years or so.

It accounts for most of the distaste for Marco Rubio found here, actually.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at February 23, 2016 03:38 PM (XdbLA)

527 I have to go.

Posted by: Carol at February 23, 2016 03:38 PM (sj3Ax)

528 W was running for President in 2008?
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 23, 2016 03:36 PM (dwNYN)



If I recall correctly, Obama ran against GWB in 2008.

Posted by: mugiwara at February 23, 2016 03:38 PM (D5hxK)

529
Headline from the Weekly Standard, National Review and every conservative blog starting November 9th:

They Wanted Cruz, Gave us Rubio and Got us Hillary

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 23, 2016 03:39 PM (RcpcZ)

530
"Immigration reform."


That process by which the Republican party legalizes all the illegal immigration in the past and makes it legal in the future. Because to do anything else "is not who were are."

Posted by: V the K at February 23, 2016 03:39 PM (O7MnT)

531 Secretariat of State Horseface didn't release his DD 214 because it would show a GPA lower than Dubya's.

Posted by: Hank at February 23, 2016 03:39 PM (xVYeR)

532 521 Posted the link and excerpts upthread
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 03:36 PM (/D5Lf)

oops, missed it
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 23, 2016 03:37 PM (qCMvj)

Link and excerpts start at 209

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 03:39 PM (/D5Lf)

533 I'm wishing a whole conservative boycott of Twitter, F them.
Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2016 03:35 PM (fizMZ)

-------


Fuck you, Right . . . muzzle you guys on sight.
Shadow banning....baby we do it right.
Slam the door ....Screw you Right wing whores
Shadow banning....all this and nothing more.

Uh -huuuh

Posted by: Andy "The Twitter" Gibbs at February 23, 2016 03:39 PM (8XRCm)

534 415 Peronistas have always been progressives. The right wing faction of the Peronista movement deemed the Communists as being a threat to their reputation which is why they engaged in the Argentinian dirty war against them. So the right wing peronista movemet is still pretty much on the left.
---------------------------------------------

You missunderstaood my point. Although the party was economically right during the Menem years. At its base, Peronism is Corporatism mixed with Nationalism. Don't think that describes Donald Trump fairly well? I do. And it managed to capture the "right" side of Argentina for half a century, and also wreck one of the richest countries on earth.

Posted by: sh at February 23, 2016 03:39 PM (vY4P8)

535
If I recall correctly, Obama ran against GWB in 2008.

***

If only Romney had.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 23, 2016 03:39 PM (8PbKi)

536
The election comes down to about 5 states. The gop has 3 potential candidates, all with general election problems. The left will line up behind Hillary in unison despite her criminally corrupt nature. Conservatives don't do that. The GOPe will not go after her and is fine with her election. Add in the media and she has an inside lane straight to the WH.

The only thing stopping that is "events" my dear boy "events".

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 23, 2016 03:40 PM (ODxAs)

537 You want Cruz; you'll hold your nose and vote for Trump; but you'll end up with the Hildebeeste.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 23, 2016 03:40 PM (jyInK)

538
Trump: What now? Let me tell you what now. I'ma
call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' ni***rs, who'll go to work on the GOPe
here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin',
Reincy boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval
on your ass.



Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 23, 2016 03:33 PM (/D5Lf)


Trump is a crony capitalist... he is not going to do anything to the GOPe but make "fabulous" deals with them to our detriment.
He already told you that... why do you insist on not believing him?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 23, 2016 03:40 PM (OrI3J)

539

214's don't list GPAs...

Posted by: Whistlin Slim Boxcar Willy at February 23, 2016 03:40 PM (+zqYj)

540 If I recall correctly, Obama ran against GWB in 2008.

-
And 2012.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 23, 2016 03:41 PM (wqZ9E)

541 7) Rubio invents time travel, goes back to 1980, kidnaps Ronald Reagan and clones him. Returns to 2016 with Reagan clone and transfers his soul into Reagan's clone body with the voodoo spell Chucky used in Child's Play. Amnesty and jelly beans for everyone because 'Reagan' said so.

Posted by: El Kabong at February 23, 2016 03:41 PM (MCmqp)

542 >>>>>The election comes down to about 5 states. The gop has 3 potential
candidates, all with general election problems. The left will line up
behind Hillary in unison despite her criminally corrupt nature.
Conservatives don't do that. The GOPe will not go after her and is fine
with her election. Add in the media and she has an inside lane straight
to the WH.

The only thing stopping that is "events" my dear boy "events".
.
.
.Then why are the Dems having record low voter turnout for the Primaries? 2008 and 2012 are not going to be repeated for Hillary because she is simply not liked by anyone.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 23, 2016 03:41 PM (iONHu)

543 For no reason I remembered when the Twilight weirdo was in a bar with his robot girlfriend, and picked a fight with Jason Statham.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 23, 2016 03:41 PM (VdICR)

544 Rewatching Daredevil on Netflix in anticipation of Season 2, to be released March 18th. Not a bad show at all, but demonstrates how starved for entertainment I am.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 23, 2016 03:41 PM (2cS/G)

545 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 23, 2016 03:39 PM (8PbKi)

Well Trump is so there's that.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 23, 2016 03:41 PM (dwNYN)

546 2008 McCain v Obama

2012 Romney V Obama

obama and Bush never ran against each other. Although since Obama mentioned him so frequently when he was running I can understand you confusion


he was running against Bush, but Bush was not the candidate

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:41 PM (zOTsN)

547 155- Or Randy Johnson and the seagull.

Posted by: Tim the Enchanter at February 23, 2016 03:42 PM (HKJwz)

548 Trump used to be for mass Immigration but I won't let facts intrude on the fanboys and fangirls of Donald Romney Trump.
Posted by: Geoffrey at February 23, 2016 03:19 PM (LoRcb)

This has always been my favorite thing about America. You're not permitted to change your mind, and you never get a second chance.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 23, 2016 03:21 PM (xuouz)



Here's my problem as a Single Issue ProLifer, Trump says that he has changed, but I have never heard him say why. I also haven't heard a good explanation of why Donald is now so stridently anti-illegal where he wasn't before.

I want to believe, but I'm not convinced. And the Abortion thing is a deal breaker for me.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 03:42 PM (evdj2)

549 nood Hillary *hic*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 23, 2016 03:43 PM (8ZskC)

550 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwpRHrAh3pk

Posted by: Tim the Enchanter at February 23, 2016 03:44 PM (HKJwz)

551 Rubio's skipping his campaign's rally tonight in Nevada - too busy campaigning in Minneapolis and Grand Rapids.

Sounds like he's campaigning like Carson now.

Posted by: Joanne at February 23, 2016 03:44 PM (hgBpU)

552 531 Secretariat of State Horseface didn't release his DD 214 because it would show a GPA lower than Dubya's.

Posted by: Hank at February 23, 2016 03:39 PM (xVYeR)


________________________________________________

He didn't release it because he didn't want people to know he got a purple heart for a splinter in his finger. That and the fact that he was nowhere near Cambodia on any Christmas, or ever.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 23, 2016 03:47 PM (rsudF)

553 Personally, my favorite was when, pre South Carolina the Rubio were MORTALLY OFFENDED that Cruz called their candidate a 3rd place candidate.

Current Delegate count:
Trump: 67
Cruz: 11
Rubio: 10
Kasich: 5
Carson: 3

Now, given that running, who is in 3rd place?
If accuracy offends you, then you're going to find me offensive.

Cruz is currently a 2nd place candidate; which is not optimal; but it is accurate.

More Truth? Cruz will have big issues trying to win.
His big states coming are proportional delegate states.
His weak states are "winner take all" states.
Mathematically, he's in deep sh*t with very little chance of beating Trump.
Offensive to Cruz supporters? Maybe, but also 100% true.

And Trump?
He calls you a liar for quoting him from two weeks ago.
What he said in Field & Stream, he said in Field & Stream.
A tautology is a statement of fact, and a simple one.
That's a fact, and you're not "sick" or a "Liar" for quoting him accurately and in context.

Admit reality; even when it sucks.
You'll go further than you will just lying to yourself.

Posted by: gekkobear at February 23, 2016 03:47 PM (kq7Of)

554 Then why are the Dems having record low voter turnout for the Primaries?

Primaries require voters to show up on a single day. Between mail-in ballots and five or six weeks of early voting, the Democrats will be able to roust more the FSA to the polls.

Posted by: V the K at February 23, 2016 03:47 PM (O7MnT)

555 >>>What will Mario do when he's not running for prezzy? He'll be joining
the ranks of the unemployed at the end of the year if he isn't elected.<<<

No way! Now that Obama has opened relations with Cuba, I see Mario getting in on a reboot of Miami Vice. Crockett and Tubbs rides again!

Posted by: Fritz at February 23, 2016 03:48 PM (UzPAd)

556 Trump is a corporatist mixed with nationialism he still is no right winger.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 23, 2016 03:49 PM (LoRcb)

557 542
Then why are the Dems having record low voter turnout for the Primaries? 2008 and 2012 are not going to be repeated for Hillary because she is simply not liked by anyone.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 23, 2016 03:41 PM (iONHu)


But then again, with the Democrat fraud machine, they don't need actual voters.

Posted by: rickl at February 23, 2016 03:49 PM (zoehZ)

558 The revisionist history is getting deep in here.

No kidding. And it wasn't even that long ago. This blog was active with many of the same people posting here about the events and now people forgot, or something?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 23, 2016 03:49 PM (39g3+)

559 its gonna be hard ot beat Clinton because of the democrat machine, no mater how unlikeable she is

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:50 PM (zOTsN)

560 I'm wishing a whole conservative boycott of Twitter, F them.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2016 03:35 PM (fizMZ)

This.

Weirdly, Joss Whedon, who is shockingly liberal for someone who writes libertarian/conservative characters that are tone perfect, also quit Twitter due to Anita Sarkeesian's involvement in Twitter policy.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 23, 2016 03:51 PM (OrI3J)

561 >>>Dr Carson was eventually asked to leave his position with the call center as he repeatedly paused in mid call to return home for fresh clothing.

The three-week vacations to go on book tours did not help.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 23, 2016 03:51 PM (bpn7O)

562 Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 03:33 PM (zOTsN)

Exactly, we can hold out for a real conservative instead of another squish.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at February 23, 2016 03:52 PM (EioIi)

563 Here's my problem as a Single Issue ProLifer, Trump
says that he has changed, but I have never heard him say why. I also
haven't heard a good explanation of why Donald is now so stridently
anti-illegal where he wasn't before.



I want to believe, but I'm not convinced. And the Abortion thing is a deal breaker for me.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 03:42 PM (evdj2)

I thought it common knowledge at this time that Trump is a nativist to the point of being a bone fide card carrying nazi.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 23, 2016 03:52 PM (T78UI)

564 I liked Cruz a few months ago. Before crazy Beck got involved.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at February 23, 2016 03:54 PM (1uwuc)

565 "Rubio is mathematically eliminated. He has no polling in any of the states over the next two weeks that provides a path to victory.*

If there were such, you know damned good and well the Rubios would be shouting it from the rooftops.

Instead we get this stupid "strategery" as Ace has detailed.

*And let's not do this stupid "secret true polls/ correctly weighted polls" thing that has burned us in 2008 and 2012.
Posted by: RoyalOil at February 23, 2016 03:01 PM"
___________________
Then why is Rubio at approx 37% for the nomination on the betting sites and Cruz is at 5%. Do you know something all those people don't?

Posted by: Alix at February 23, 2016 03:56 PM (MpfHK)

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Posted by: heartofdarkness at February 23, 2016 03:56 PM (MQ0Jr)

567 >>>I'll vote for Hillary so at least the dems will get all the credit for the mess-ups, much like they are getting with Obama.

I don't see Obama held accountable for anything. This would not change under Hillary!

Trump ought to run on the slogan "Put the media back to work: put a Republican in the White House."

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 23, 2016 03:56 PM (bpn7O)

568 Here's my problem as a Single Issue ProLifer, Trump
says that he has changed, but I have never heard him say why. I also
haven't heard a good explanation of why Donald is now so stridently
anti-illegal where he wasn't before.



I want to believe, but I'm not convinced. And the Abortion thing is a deal breaker for me.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 03:42 PM (evdj2)

I pointed this out to Ghost the other day: Trump is still full throatedly supporting Planned Parenthood because he is LYING about being pro-life. He defended partial birth abortion and held the same position as NARAL... you don't change from that and still support PP.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 23, 2016 03:56 PM (OrI3J)

569 I thought it common knowledge at this time that Trump is a nativist to the point of being a bone fide card carrying nazi.


Hmm. Second look at Trump.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 03:57 PM (evdj2)

570 I liked Cruz a few months ago. Before crazy Beck got involved.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at February 23, 2016 03:54 PM (1uwuc)

Cruz is not Beck and Beck is not running for president.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 23, 2016 03:57 PM (OrI3J)

571 Posted by: heartofdarkness at February 23, 2016 03:56 PM (MQ0Jr)



Party foul heartofdarkness... into the barrel with you:-P

Posted by: redbanzai at February 23, 2016 04:01 PM (OrI3J)

572 The barrel awaiteth.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 23, 2016 04:01 PM (r9tFS)

573 What will Mario do when he's not running for prezzy? He'll be joining

the ranks of the unemployed at the end of the year if he isn't elected.<<<

No
way! Now that Obama has opened relations with Cuba, I see Mario getting
in on a reboot of Miami Vice. Crockett and Tubbs rides again!


Posted by: Fritz at February 23, 2016 03:48 PM (UzPAd)


He's got the boat... all he needs is a gator.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 23, 2016 04:03 PM (OrI3J)

574 >>> Single Issue ProLifer

oh, brother

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjEcj8KpuJw

Posted by: Rastus at February 23, 2016 04:05 PM (VjlMj)

575 Milkshakes don't count, do they?

Posted by: Beck at February 23, 2016 04:07 PM (6gR7l)

576 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjEcj8KpuJw

Alas, blocked. Unless I go through a bunch of gyrations. What does it say?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 04:08 PM (evdj2)

577 But then again, with the Democrat fraud machine, they don't need actual voters.

Posted by: rickl at February 23, 2016 03:49 PM (zoehZ)

The dead only vote in the general election.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 23, 2016 04:09 PM (OrI3J)

578 not so many Republicans vote for Cruz in primaries
If he couldn't get a first where can he get one besides Texas? What GOP nominee can do best in battleground states?

Posted by: Terry at February 23, 2016 04:10 PM (SdNaY)

579 >>> Alas, blocked. Unless I go through a bunch of gyrations. What does it say?

Monty Python, scene with the Black Knight

Posted by: Rastus at February 23, 2016 04:13 PM (VjlMj)

580 I don't get it.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 04:14 PM (evdj2)

581 I pretty much resigned to losing on my Single Issue. As Paul notes: the Pagans do what the Pagans do.

They just won't do it with my help.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 04:15 PM (evdj2)

582 That's my meaning.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 04:15 PM (evdj2)

583 "Laugh if you must, but I've been saying for a about a week that I expect to hear Carson's name floated as a potential VP pick for Cruz."

Only if Carson will starting whining about Cruz stealing votes in Iowa and Cruz punches him out.

Posted by: Abby Normal at February 23, 2016 04:18 PM (5VZqJ)

584 Don't worry, now that Jeb! has bowed out to give the establishment's Last Hope the chance they want him to have, and Rubio will surge in Nevada, maybe even defeating Trump, and Trumps's 'I'm a winner' strongman strategy takes another hit. Look, in the end it's Trump who is the one who needs to go for Cruz to have a path forward- Rubio is just the tool to knock Trump down so voters will go to Cruz, and in the end Rubio's 'wins' will be his own undoing. Political Jiu-Jitsu.

Posted by: Wysiwyg Mtwzzyzx at February 23, 2016 04:25 PM (98Feg)

585 Rand Paul for a brokerd convention! Yay!

Lol. You are so fucked.

Posted by: Fnord73 at February 23, 2016 04:28 PM (ZgRru)

586 This is frightening, on Cavuto, Montel Williams is arguing Trump can't win.

Posted by: Skip at February 23, 2016 04:28 PM (fizMZ)

587 Dumb thread.

Posted by: TedsDad at February 23, 2016 04:35 PM (e9j1N)

588 "This is frightening, on Cavuto, Montel Williams is arguing Trump can't win."

Trump is the "only one" who can win.

Ignore the BS talk and take that to the bank.

Jeb dropped and Trumps numbers rose. It's a mystery.

Posted by: Drider at February 23, 2016 04:35 PM (6Xbsz)

589 I told several Rubio fans that if electability is what drives them, they should ask Rubio to bow out and support Kasich who, by the way, has better national numbers against Hillary than does Rubio. Oddly, they completely disagreed with my analysis, saying that those national poll numbers meaningless.

I know a fair number of reasonable, smart people who favor Rubio. I disagree with them, of course, but I don't mind talking to them about it. But the Marcolytes have decided that none dare impugn their deity. Frankly, it reminds me of the Obama worship and it's no less creepy.

Posted by: physics geek at February 23, 2016 04:35 PM (MT22W)

590 @ 526 Sort-of-Mad Max "I'm pretty sure exactly that phenomenon has been a
rather constant topic of discussion around here for, oh, the last 6
years or so. It accounts for most of the distaste for Marco Rubio found here, actually."

I asked about how mass legal immigration affects the political culture. Conservative distaste for Rubio is about amnesty.

Leftists will openly discuss how legal immigration is making the electorate more progressive. Virtually all "conservatives" and "pissed off liberals" like Ace won't talk about it. The Cruz and Rubio voters here have nothing to say about it either. They are whistling past the graveyard.

Posted by: chedolf at February 23, 2016 04:45 PM (UerRL)

591 From the hyperbole I can see that the truth about Cruz is starting to sink in. That's a good step. Next realizing that Trump is the end of the conservative movement. The movement either goes towards Rubio or does not exist anymore. So let's just see how far this uncontrolled hate of Rubio takes you in giving up all your supposed values.

Posted by: petunia at February 23, 2016 04:46 PM (VoCyE)

592 It's not weird Whedon is a genuine liberal.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 23, 2016 04:47 PM (LoRcb)

593 Most excellent. I did need a good laugh. The Ace I appreciate most.

The Hippie of Ohio needs to take 5 to heart. Huff a little of that spray paint and reeeealy mellow out.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 23, 2016 04:52 PM (FtrY1)

594 Virtually all "conservatives" and "pissed off liberals" like Ace won't talk about it. The Cruz and Rubio voters here have nothing to say about it either.

Bullshit, new guy.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 04:52 PM (evdj2)

595 I think we need a wall against HA refugees.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Sooth! at February 23, 2016 04:53 PM (evdj2)

596 Grump, you can't even distinguish between arguments about amnesty and legal immigration. I don't think you follow things very closely.

Posted by: chedolf at February 23, 2016 04:55 PM (UerRL)

597 Cruz and Rubio need to step into the yoke, take the bits in their teeth, and begin to pull the Trump Wagon of Doom.

"Not the other way around," or whatever.

Posted by: General Zod at February 23, 2016 04:55 PM (Bdeb0)

598 Grump, you can't even distinguish between arguments about amnesty and legal immigration. I don't think you follow things very closely.

You've not followed me, fucking jump up johnny.

Posted by: Ta-Nehisi Ernie Coates at February 23, 2016 04:58 PM (evdj2)

599 Dammit.


I hate a stuck sock.

But the sentiment remains, fucking new guy.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 23, 2016 04:59 PM (evdj2)

600 You don't know what any of use have said or haven't said in the past.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 23, 2016 04:59 PM (evdj2)

601 >>>
Leftists will openly discuss how legal immigration is making the electorate more progressive. Virtually all "conservatives" and "pissed off liberals" like Ace won't talk about it. The Cruz and Rubio voters here have nothing to say about it either

you're right, i never talk about it, except always.

why don't you go back to wherever you're from, or, short of that, actually familiarize yourself with my writing before your critique it?

but do consider Option One.

Posted by: ace at February 23, 2016 04:59 PM (dciA+)

602 i don't demand people read what I write, except in one situation: If you're going to lodge a criticism, then I do insist you first make yourself aware of what the fuck it is of which you speak.

Posted by: ace at February 23, 2016 05:00 PM (dciA+)

603 >>> If you're going to lodge a criticism, then I do insist you first make yourself aware of what the fuck it is of which you speak.


Welcome to earth, ace!

Posted by: Max Power at February 23, 2016 05:04 PM (q177U)

604
>>>>Welcome to earth, ace!

Did you mean America?

Posted by: adsila at February 23, 2016 05:05 PM (AR612)

605 Any man with dirty pants on sitting on the bunks spends a night in the box.

Posted by: General Zod at February 23, 2016 05:05 PM (Bdeb0)

606 There's no room for new people pontificating on matters with which that have no familiarity.

We already have Moo Moo for that.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 23, 2016 05:09 PM (evdj2)

607 Ace - now that you're off the twitter...what do you do all day?

Posted by: grandmalcaesar at February 23, 2016 05:12 PM (yrohn)

608 I assume he watches TV and tries to remain master of his domain.

Posted by: darii at February 23, 2016 05:14 PM (ivnPn)

609 >>>>>you're right, i never talk about it, except always.

why don't you go back to wherever you're from, or, short of that, actually familiarize yourself with my writing before your critique it?

but do consider Option One.


Not only this, but I actually addressed this guys very point, that "no one" talks about but him (and his Trumpian minions), before he even entered the thread. Yes, legal immigration is currently a big problem.

Nothing pisses me off more when it comes to Trump supporters than them being under the delusion no one even knew what the words "amnesty" and "immigration" meant until their dear Leader came along.

Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 05:17 PM (MIdlN)

610 ace: "you're right, i never talk about it, except always."

5 hits
for "legal immigration" over the entire last year, none of which say
anything about how it affects the political culture by pushing the
electorate left.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jq5zz6p

Posted by: chedolf at February 23, 2016 05:18 PM (UerRL)

611 I am just happy you used "of which you speak".

Ending a sentence with "of" is my English pet peeve.

Posted by: Lauren at February 23, 2016 05:20 PM (EAtIm)

612 I'm not a Cruz man per se, but I can perfectly understand why some Republicans might be asking or wanting, for the greater good of the Republican Party, for Ted Cruz to step aside in favor of Marco Rubio, , because it's exactly what they are asking the native-born working class to do--step aside for someone else (illegal immigrants), for the greater good of the Republican Party. Their own personal good, maybe not so much, but hey, that's not the important thing these days.

I don't know if the business of America *is* business, but it sure is for a lot of folks in the GOP.

Posted by: Horatius at February 23, 2016 05:24 PM (J3UIw)

613 My bad, it was the thread prior that I talked about legal immigration. But hey, Trump guy, you're unique and no one has ever talked about this important before you, my man.

Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 05:27 PM (MIdlN)

614 Furthermore, Mark Levin has been talking about this for years (meaning long before Trump even thought about running for President and suddenly becoming an immigration hawk). That we should actually, purposefully focus on importing right-leaning immigrants.

But what's the point in even arguing this.

Posted by: Rich at February 23, 2016 05:29 PM (MIdlN)

615 Ending a sentence with "of" is my English pet peeve.

Posted by: Lauren at February 23, 2016 05:20 PM (EAtIm)
______________________________________
And this thing you speak of??

Posted by: Annoying Dork at February 23, 2016 05:31 PM (aRUb8)

616 Thank you Ace........just..........Thank you.

Posted by: Talon at February 23, 2016 05:47 PM (plLmF)

617 5 hits
for "legal immigration" over the entire last year, none of which say
anything about how it affects the political culture by pushing the
electorate left.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jq5zz6p
Posted by: chedolf



you do not know what you are talking about. he has been writing about this for years. way before trump

Posted by: ThunderB at February 23, 2016 05:50 PM (zOTsN)

618 post of the year

Posted by: Deez Nutz at February 23, 2016 06:11 PM (LHEGy)

619 No Ace No, Cruz should Drop out after reaching a deal with Mario to be named to scotus. Trump can not be the nominee. There is nothing in the mans past, present or future, that bodes well for America. I was a Fiorina supporter then moved to Cruz but after SC he has no path to the nomination.

Posted by: jarhead59 at February 23, 2016 06:13 PM (9GiRh)

620 5 hits for "legal immigration" over the entire last year

Heh. Confession accepted. As evident, you knew nothing of what the host or commenters have been saying for years before you pounded your internet fists of fury. You googled, poorly, after getting called on it. Really, dudette, this is not your home on the internet. You will not be happy here. We have enough pompous knowitall assholes already. The competition for King Nitwith will be fierce.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 23, 2016 06:14 PM (rwI+c)

621 ace: "you're right, i never talk about it, except always."

5 hits for "legal immigration" at ace.mu.nu over the entire last year, none of which say anything about how it affects the political culture by pushing the

electorate left. http://preview.tinyurl.com/jq5zz6p

2 hits for "assimilate," neither of which are about importing prog voters. http://preview.tinyurl.com/j5p99d5

4 hits for "assimilation" http://preview.tinyurl.com/zsn8t29. One of those addresses the issue:

"Immigrants are no longer being encouraged to give up their old hatreds -- their old, unsettled wars -- carried over from their former countries...Thus we have a country in which immigrants are now taking America
further and further from itself, from the actual idea of America."

That's your "always"? Even in that solitary post you can't bring yourself to acknowledge that, to the extent we accept any immigrants, we should give priority to those who are already the most like us and therefore the easiest to assimilate.

Maybe Google does a terrible job indexing your site, or I should search using other terms, but it looks like you've said virtually nothing about this. Your support for Cruz, knowing he intends keep the conveyor belt running, says you don't think it particularly matters.

Posted by: chedolf at February 23, 2016 06:23 PM (UerRL)

622 Maybe Google does a terrible job indexing your site, or I should search using other terms, but it looks like you've said virtually nothing about this.

Maybe you should adopt a more reserved tone, Newbie Lackwit.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 23, 2016 06:30 PM (rwI+c)

623 Maybe something like 'I'm not that familiar with your thinking, but I'm concerned that you and your readers don't take the matter of legal immigration with the seriousness I think you should. Culture matters, after all'.

Or you could stick with the accusatory asshat role. I mean, that works for you in meatspace, right?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 23, 2016 06:34 PM (rwI+c)

624 I've been reading Ace longer than you, and Google confirms my recollection that he avoids the topic. If I were wrong, you'd provide links, but you can't, so I'll have to enjoy your spastic anger for time being.

Posted by: chedolf at February 23, 2016 06:35 PM (UerRL)

625 I've been reading Ace longer than you

*snort* You know nothing, John Snowball.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 23, 2016 06:35 PM (rwI+c)

626 Talk to the moose out front.

Posted by: Grump928(C) drops a hint at February 23, 2016 06:38 PM (rwI+c)

627 That's the nicest thing you've called me, thank you.

Posted by: chedolf at February 23, 2016 06:38 PM (UerRL)

628 Isn't the point of Coming Together that the Unified Candidate would, you know, win?

Trump, however dubiously, has ridden a claimed desire to enforce immigration laws strenuously to a runaway lead in the GOP race. Cruz, another candidate who opposes illegal immigration, is in second place. Illegal immigration is obviously the animating issue in the GOP race this year, and opposition to it commands a LARGE majority of Republican voters.

Logically, if other candidates are truly interested in stopping Trump - specifically Trump - at all costs, it would make sense for them to drop out and endorse the other candidate who has a credible claim with the public to be anti-amnesty, Ted Cruz. It would not make sense for Ted Cruz to drop out and endorse Marco Rubio, only to watch much of his support go to Donald Trump anyway.

Right? I mean, that's logical. Of course, as Ace points out, the GOPe still isn't interested in negotiating, even with Trump waiting with his arms crossed for the ref to count to 10. Their solution is that we should accept amnesty.

Posted by: Funkotron at February 23, 2016 07:32 PM (PChw/)

629 I don't understand this at all and Miss Sullivan isn't here to fingerspell it into my hand. Some things just go pffffftt right by. La la la the whole time I was thinking about that Colorado guy written about at length these parts, Tom Tancredo, whatever became of him? I just don't know.

Posted by: bour3 at February 23, 2016 08:10 PM (5x3+2)

630 Good post.
Great that we got a chance to know more about Mr. Rubio.
Armed with this new information, I believe his best chance for elected office at this point, is to switch parties.

Posted by: bopiddy at February 23, 2016 08:52 PM (9HJf4)

631 Clinton/Rubio '16

Posted by: bopiddy at February 23, 2016 08:53 PM (9HJf4)

632 Marco has ridiculous ears. I have had to watch a president with ridiculous ears for 7+ years and am done with that. We need someone with normal ears this go 'round. That is all.

Posted by: I don't care anymore at February 23, 2016 09:12 PM (x8Wor)

633 Rubio is going to be nominee.

Posted by: rexbatt at February 23, 2016 10:02 PM (woA40)

634 Ace... you are a very wise man!

Posted by: redridinghood at February 23, 2016 10:23 PM (7GQM/)

635 So here's my big question - when does a post become old....old enough that commenting in present time will cause banning? I

Posted by: Grandmalcaesar at February 23, 2016 10:28 PM (xSA6S)

636 633, Maybe.
If so, he'll be the Republican George McGovern.
That is, an epic ass-whooping from Hillary!
I'll enjoy watching the donor class hemorrhage money.
Again.

Posted by: bopiddy at February 23, 2016 10:56 PM (9HJf4)

637 #612 Cut. Jib. Newsletter. You are absolutely right.

Posted by: vivi at February 24, 2016 10:22 AM (11H2y)

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