Saturday, December 12, 2015

The common sense behind Trump's Muslim travel ban

The disadvantage of staking out a controversial position is the lack of initial support but that is temporary. Here the commentator from Rebel Media makes Trump's ban on Muslim travel and immigration into the US seem commonsensical which it is.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

News Media Stunned Once More: 96% Of African-Americans Say Trump's Comments Did NOT Go Too Far

When asked if Trump went to far when he called for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration, 87% of Latinos, 88% of “other,” and 96% of blacks answered “no.”

Among white people, 69% answered “no.” Overall, 76% of Americans answered “no.” Trump’s overall support has increased since making the comments.

Personally, I don't like the way the question is phrased. "Too far?" What exactly does that mean? Still, when polling is this lopsided, you can jump to conclusions. If this were another candidate I might say beware the January Surprise. With Trump, there are no surprises left. With another candidate I might say he might yet put his foot in his mouth. Is that even possible with this guy?

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Annoyer Of My Annoyers Is My Friend

Donald Trump, where have you been all my life? You might be the answer to our prayers but you are not what we prayed for.

I cannot tell you how much fun I had today, listening to the many expressions of outrage from many, many sources. That vile Donald! Fie! Fie! Fie!

I don't know what's funnier, the claims of damage to the GOP brand or the next round of shrouding of Donald's campaign. GOP brand? The lesser of two evils party that is barely better than the party of absolute evil? The jellyfish party? The party who has a clown car full of candidates, none of whom will address jihad (or illegal immigration for that matter) until AFTER we face a disaster? The doormat party? The reach across the aisle party? How dare that brute impugn their sterling reputation!

Reince Priebus, Paul Ryan, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina...The list goes on and on. They renounced that mean old Donald. I chuckled.

And I love it when pundits miss by a mile. This blog posted a few declarations of Trump's demise last summer, most notably Frank Luntz's Nostradamus moment. Now, Bill O'Reilly is writing off the Trumpster? And Krauthammer? Brilliant minds! Brilliant agents, anyway.

Fox News is in Obsession mode. Yet they find the time to tell us how the media are obsessed with Donald Trump. How do they do it? And MSNBC did not cut away to commercials during a Trump piece? Really? Not sure why anyone would advertise at that ghost network anyway.

George Stephanopolis finds someone who calls Trump Hitler so he can then say, "You are being compared to Hitler." The mayor of Philadelphia calls Trump "an asshole." David Cameron is threatening to ban Trump from the UK. Did these people express any anger after Paris or San Bernardino?

Four years of pouty pundits and snarling politicians? Trump might not be the ideal candidate but if he continues to make the right people mad, I might be happy to call him Mr. President.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Trump Serves Up More Red Meat

And it looked like Cruz was sneaking up in Iowa.

I concur with Hoosierman concerning Trump's recent suggestion that we should temporarily ban Muslim immigration and travel "until we can get a handle on the situation." This will not be the millstone the talking heads and pundits and oracles are predicting. I predict that Trump's numbers will improve significantly.

Let me call your attention to something written at this blog four months ago.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

How To Trump Trump

Politics seems simple to outsiders like me. Who doesn't think they cannot possibly screw up a campaign as badly as a Schmidt or a Rove or a Sununu? Things that seem obvious often seem obvious because they are obvious.

Here are a few things that seem loudly obvious:

1. Red meat is popular.
2. To appeal to a red meat No quiche. No watery stew. No meat substitutes or products designed to look and taste like beef.
3. If someone monopolizes the grill, get your own damn grill and start handing out fatter and juicier and tastier steaks and chops and burgers.

I heard Pam Gellar on the radio yesterday and she voiced her frustration with anti-jihad inertia. She sounds a lot like Ann Coulter discussing immigration. It's not just the Obama Administration who is allergic to truth. It's not just the Democrats who are addicted to euphemism. We are under attack and no one wants to acknowledge it.

Ann Coulter found her knight in shining armor in the form of Donald Trump. Pam Gellar is still the bridesmaid. Should a Republican page wish to earn his blade and mount, simply identify and denounce and attack jihad. Terrorism has a larger built-in audience than immigration.

One problem with stating the obvious is that no one will pay you for your advice. Consultants are paid to muffle Sarah Palin and to take Benghazi off the table and to attack Tea Party members. Meanwhile, Donald Trump speaks loud and clear and leaves the entire political class scratching their heads. Anyone else want to serve up a few burgers?

Back to the present as symbolized by the absence of italics. Maybe Pam Gellar found her champion after all. While the other Republican morons sat on their hands, Trump served his audience red meat. Hey guys, it was there for the taking and in the words of Al Sharpton, you dwiddled your thumbs. 

Trump may have just sealed the nomination.

Harkening Back To A Time When Men Were Men And Nuns Were Nuns

And bucks were nervous this time of year.

Interesting Factoid: How Many Members Of No-Fly Club Have Killed Another Human Being?

One and only 1. That dubious honor goes to the late Senator Ted Kennedy.

Monday, December 7, 2015

I Smell Deception

Energy might be the key to an American Renaissance. That is, if we can not only produce enough coal, oil and natural gas to satisfy our own demands but also sell the surplus abroad. Like to China for instance.
I have seen these ads in my mailbox and elsewhere. I suspect conservative types are being targeted by a shell group that opposes any and all domestic production. This doesn't pass the smell test.