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  1. Anon says:

    There is genuine vitriol in this race.

    In earlier races, there were some cons who supported McCain, some who supported Romney, some who supported Perry, some who supported etc, etc, etc.

    But there was no conviction, no fire, thus no real animus. Just polite going through the motions.

    Romney supporters didn’t hate McCain supporters and vice versa.
    Santorum supporters didn’t hate Huckabee supporters and vice versa.

    But there is genuine hatred among the various factions.

    Trump supporters really hate the other camps and vice versa.

    But I don’t think it’s really populism vs populism, e.g. masses who support Trump vs masses who support Rubio.
    While there are masses who support Rubio or others, they do so without passion.
    In contrast, there is mass passion for Trump.

    The real passion is between masses for Trump and ELITES for Rubio(and others).

    Masses for Trump really hate the GOP elites, the elites who support Rubio(and others) really hate Trump masses.

    I think the GOP elites fear Trump for professional reasons(as for other ones).
    If Trump ignores all their advice and still wins, it will mean that all the experts have been phony and useless quacks who’ve been raking it in and holding power for no good reason at all.

    imagine if you’re part of a coaching staff, but the athlete wins the championship by disobeying and disregarding all your advice.
    You will lose your standing. You will be exposed as an Adviser with No Clothes. That’s what the GOP elites and experts fear. Trump wins, they lose jobs.

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    • Agree: Vendetta
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    LeBron James recently had his coach fired. In 1981, Magic Johnson had the Laker coach fired, and that put the Lakers on the road to 4 NBA titles.
    , @CJ
    All true, and that's also why it's great entertainment by political standards. Nobody's tuning in watch Cruz nitpick Rubio. They want to see the Donald.
    , @Thomas
    You pretty much hit the nail on the head. Trump's ongoing success so far despite numerous predictions both of what a Republican candidate had to do to be successful and of his eventual "#PeakTrump" collapse "any day now" has been contrary to the predictions and expectations of the vast majority of people who write or talk about US politics for a living. If he ultimately wins in the general, he'll have exposed them as, at best, incompetent and ill-informed about the supposed subject of their professional and public lives; or, at worst, especially on the Republican side, as likely shills for the consultant and donor classes, who needlessly led the GOP into a quarter-century relative drought of electoral success in Presidential elections since Reagan. That will be a stain that will be hard, if not impossible, to ever wash off, given the Internet as well as how verbose most of these characters have been. These people will be fighting for their professional and public lives. Expect the venom come thick and fast.

    A real puzzle to me though that is still waiting for an answer is why none of the big GOP donors or PACs have yet put forth a major effort to sink Trump with negative ads, or what will happen if and when they try to. After three decades of Republican spinmeisters mastering the art of negative campaigning, their relative reluctance in this cycle is strange.

    , @Cagey Beast
    I agree with your comment but I have to admit I hate how language fails us and we're so often stuck calling the current handful of people in the Establishment the "elite". The real elite is living in internal exile all around us. It's not these third-rate "mass men"* currently occupying the political choke-points left over from the days of broadcast towers and printing presses.

    Jonah Goldberg isn't "elite", he's just some guy at a keyboard with a family-size bag of Dorritos in his lap. The only difference is where the text he types goes when he hits "send".


    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Revolt_of_the_Masses
    , @DWB
    I'm not a Republican, and thus so far as this plays out for the leadership of the GOP, I could not care less.

    Trump looks like he is on the verge of becoming a runaway train, and may roll to the nomination. Will he be able to stop Hillary? Does he really want to? I'm less than 100 per cent certain that the answer is "yes" to either question.

    But with the sport metaphor, I suggest to consider the case of Richie Allen, a tremendous talent in baseball back in the 1960s and 1970s. He could hit the ball a mile, but was not really a fan of "discipline" or "teamwork." He famously feuded with an old-style, do it my way managers, and wound up with the White Sox, where Chuck Tanner more or less do as he pleased, even if it meant skipping batting practice to watch the ponies.

    It worked for a while, but eventually, Allen got fat, the White Sox fell apart, and Chuck Tanner moved on to Pittsburgh, where of course, he infamously averted his eyes there as the team became riddled with drug and other problems.

    Not that Trump is Richie Allen, and the GOP is a mess. But having no discipline seldom works out.
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  2. MG says:

    “I’m not going to pay for that fucking wall.” – Vicente Fox, ex-President of Mexico.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/02/25/former_mexican_president_vicente_fox_to_trump_im_not_paying_for_that_fing_wall.html

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    • Replies: @Thea
    Fox is descended from German Americans who lived near Cleveland.
    , @iSteveFan
    No one is asking Fox to pay for the wall.
    , @William
    I wonder if he still believes Mexicans do the jobs "even the blacks won't do?"
    , @tbraton
    When confronted with Fox's comment at last night's debate, Trump said "well, we'll build it ten feet higher."
  3. @Anon
    There is genuine vitriol in this race.

    In earlier races, there were some cons who supported McCain, some who supported Romney, some who supported Perry, some who supported etc, etc, etc.

    But there was no conviction, no fire, thus no real animus. Just polite going through the motions.

    Romney supporters didn't hate McCain supporters and vice versa.
    Santorum supporters didn't hate Huckabee supporters and vice versa.

    But there is genuine hatred among the various factions.

    Trump supporters really hate the other camps and vice versa.

    But I don't think it's really populism vs populism, e.g. masses who support Trump vs masses who support Rubio.
    While there are masses who support Rubio or others, they do so without passion.
    In contrast, there is mass passion for Trump.

    The real passion is between masses for Trump and ELITES for Rubio(and others).

    Masses for Trump really hate the GOP elites, the elites who support Rubio(and others) really hate Trump masses.

    I think the GOP elites fear Trump for professional reasons(as for other ones).
    If Trump ignores all their advice and still wins, it will mean that all the experts have been phony and useless quacks who've been raking it in and holding power for no good reason at all.

    imagine if you're part of a coaching staff, but the athlete wins the championship by disobeying and disregarding all your advice.
    You will lose your standing. You will be exposed as an Adviser with No Clothes. That's what the GOP elites and experts fear. Trump wins, they lose jobs.

    LeBron James recently had his coach fired. In 1981, Magic Johnson had the Laker coach fired, and that put the Lakers on the road to 4 NBA titles.

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    In 1981, Magic Johnson had the Laker coach fired, and that put the Lakers on the road to 4 NBA titles.
     
    On the other hand, I bet the coach tested negative.
  4. CJ says:
    @Anon
    There is genuine vitriol in this race.

    In earlier races, there were some cons who supported McCain, some who supported Romney, some who supported Perry, some who supported etc, etc, etc.

    But there was no conviction, no fire, thus no real animus. Just polite going through the motions.

    Romney supporters didn't hate McCain supporters and vice versa.
    Santorum supporters didn't hate Huckabee supporters and vice versa.

    But there is genuine hatred among the various factions.

    Trump supporters really hate the other camps and vice versa.

    But I don't think it's really populism vs populism, e.g. masses who support Trump vs masses who support Rubio.
    While there are masses who support Rubio or others, they do so without passion.
    In contrast, there is mass passion for Trump.

    The real passion is between masses for Trump and ELITES for Rubio(and others).

    Masses for Trump really hate the GOP elites, the elites who support Rubio(and others) really hate Trump masses.

    I think the GOP elites fear Trump for professional reasons(as for other ones).
    If Trump ignores all their advice and still wins, it will mean that all the experts have been phony and useless quacks who've been raking it in and holding power for no good reason at all.

    imagine if you're part of a coaching staff, but the athlete wins the championship by disobeying and disregarding all your advice.
    You will lose your standing. You will be exposed as an Adviser with No Clothes. That's what the GOP elites and experts fear. Trump wins, they lose jobs.

    All true, and that’s also why it’s great entertainment by political standards. Nobody’s tuning in watch Cruz nitpick Rubio. They want to see the Donald.

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  5. Thomas says:

    Steve, this whole nomination process, and possibly the general election, is providing a terrific, if imperfect, field test of the “Sailer Strategy” (or at least parts of it) versus the RNC’s post-2012 “Growth and Opportunity Project” (aka, “the autopsy”) strategy. We may have to wait until November, but I’m hoping we’ll get some comprehensive comparative analysis from you on this.

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  6. Romney supporters didn’t hate McCain supporters and vice versa.

    I’ve always hated McCain. I couldn’t vote for him even against Obama.

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    There are only two reasons I held my nose and voted for McCain: Kagan and Sotomayer.
    , @pyrrhus
    McCain has yet to find a country he doesn't want to attack...
    , @The Z Blog
    McCain, in the 2000 campaign, went down to Suffolk Virginia and said bad things about Evangelicals. That was so stupid, I had to assume the man was either suicidal or divorced from reality. I skipped that line when voting. Obama is a joke, but he's not going to blow up the world.
    , @AnotherDad

    I’ve always hated McCain. I couldn’t vote for him even against Obama.
     
    Me too. (Well, I didn't really hate him until his amnesty shilling and flat out nastiness against patriots.) But "me too" on the voting. First election in 32 years i couldn't come up with a reason to vote for the lesser of two evils. Since we were supposed to vote for a black guy, i wrote in Thomas Sowell.

    But now there is someone to vote *for*. He may be a obnoxious occasionally vulgar windbag ... but he's actually on my side!
    , @Dan Kurt
    A special place in Hell is reserved for McCain. The POS worked, actually worked to prevent the unearthing of true fates of our Viet Nam War missing in action.

    Dan Kurt
  7. Thomas says:
    @Anon
    There is genuine vitriol in this race.

    In earlier races, there were some cons who supported McCain, some who supported Romney, some who supported Perry, some who supported etc, etc, etc.

    But there was no conviction, no fire, thus no real animus. Just polite going through the motions.

    Romney supporters didn't hate McCain supporters and vice versa.
    Santorum supporters didn't hate Huckabee supporters and vice versa.

    But there is genuine hatred among the various factions.

    Trump supporters really hate the other camps and vice versa.

    But I don't think it's really populism vs populism, e.g. masses who support Trump vs masses who support Rubio.
    While there are masses who support Rubio or others, they do so without passion.
    In contrast, there is mass passion for Trump.

    The real passion is between masses for Trump and ELITES for Rubio(and others).

    Masses for Trump really hate the GOP elites, the elites who support Rubio(and others) really hate Trump masses.

    I think the GOP elites fear Trump for professional reasons(as for other ones).
    If Trump ignores all their advice and still wins, it will mean that all the experts have been phony and useless quacks who've been raking it in and holding power for no good reason at all.

    imagine if you're part of a coaching staff, but the athlete wins the championship by disobeying and disregarding all your advice.
    You will lose your standing. You will be exposed as an Adviser with No Clothes. That's what the GOP elites and experts fear. Trump wins, they lose jobs.

    You pretty much hit the nail on the head. Trump’s ongoing success so far despite numerous predictions both of what a Republican candidate had to do to be successful and of his eventual “#PeakTrump” collapse “any day now” has been contrary to the predictions and expectations of the vast majority of people who write or talk about US politics for a living. If he ultimately wins in the general, he’ll have exposed them as, at best, incompetent and ill-informed about the supposed subject of their professional and public lives; or, at worst, especially on the Republican side, as likely shills for the consultant and donor classes, who needlessly led the GOP into a quarter-century relative drought of electoral success in Presidential elections since Reagan. That will be a stain that will be hard, if not impossible, to ever wash off, given the Internet as well as how verbose most of these characters have been. These people will be fighting for their professional and public lives. Expect the venom come thick and fast.

    A real puzzle to me though that is still waiting for an answer is why none of the big GOP donors or PACs have yet put forth a major effort to sink Trump with negative ads, or what will happen if and when they try to. After three decades of Republican spinmeisters mastering the art of negative campaigning, their relative reluctance in this cycle is strange.

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    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Supposedly the plans are in the works

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/02/24/gope-announce-plans-to-go-full-mississippi-on-donald-trump-to-destroy-him/
    , @Mr. Anon
    "After three decades of Republican spinmeisters mastering the art of negative campaigning, their relative reluctance in this cycle is strange."

    The Republicans have been pikers compared to the Democrats when it comes to attack ads for most of the last thirty years. Lee Atwater had the knack for it, but he died a long time ago.

    I like attack ads. If the opponent won't tell you what's wrong with a candidate who will? There is an old saying I heard once: What's the difference between an attack ad and a regular political ad? The attack ad has a fact in it.
    , @This Is Our Home

    A real puzzle to me though that is still waiting for an answer is why none of the big GOP donors or PACs have yet put forth a major effort to sink Trump with negative ads,
     
    They want Trump to win. They need him to save us from our own idiot selves. Or rather, they need him to save us from the weird journalists who have somehow ended up squatting on the chairs with the megalhones built in.
    , @LondonBob
    I am not sure, except for the Zionists, that the GOP donors are that upset by Trump. They haven't been going after him. Supposedly the Kochs have a mountain of stuff they will dump on Hillary during the general, Trump being the nominee isn't changing that.
  8. LondonBob says:

    Trump going up and up in Georgia:

    Trump 45
    Rubio 19
    Cruz 16
    Carson 8
    Kasich 6

    http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=4bbed8ac-c9f0-4ef1-a64e-584123cee583

    If the debate doesn’t stop his momentum, he’s going to clock 50+ in some Super Tuesday States.
    With early voting going on for weeks now it looks pretty difficult that Trump manages to lose anything but Texas on Tuesday.

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  9. @Harry Baldwin
    Romney supporters didn’t hate McCain supporters and vice versa.

    I've always hated McCain. I couldn't vote for him even against Obama.

    There are only two reasons I held my nose and voted for McCain: Kagan and Sotomayer.

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    • Replies: @antipater_1
    Well if McCain had won, instead of Kagan and Sotomayer you would have gotten Sotomayer and Kagan .
    Republican presidents have routinely made bone headed supreme court picks over the decades. The Democrats on the other hand never mess these SC picks up from their point of view.
    , @JohnnyWalker123
    I voted for McCain. Should I have voted for Obama instead?
  10. AndrewR says:

    Why on earth is Carson still running?

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    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Why on earth is Carson still running?
     
    Team player.

    In the Village People parade of candidates he was invited to play the Black Guy in return for some party favors. He never expected to win, but like the cheatin' pizza guy in the last election, he is showing that the Republican Party is for blacks too, not that anyone really believes that, but, hey, this is politics not some kind of reality show.

    Carson will step aside when he receives the word.
  11. Anon7 says:

    Quick OT, but I finally figured out why everyone has to go to college now. It would be one more thing we didn’t have to debate about.

    I got it when I saw this picture on imgur:

    Nobody’s daughter wants to be this guy. Our society would have to admit that all the invisible guys who design and build and maintain and tear down and rebuild are being disrespected and that the only future that women want is a free paycheck plus benefits that they get while keeping their clothes and hair and nails nice – white collar work that college grads get.

    And yes, the oligarchs can make big profits by importing illegal labor that builds to Mexico’s standard, except in their gated community. Blue collar guys get squeezed out.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    TATTOOS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    , @SFG
    I agree with the rest of your statement 100%. Yeah, the Democratic base does not want to be that guy, the Democratic elite doesn't like that guy, and yeah, that guy is getting screwed.

    But that's not why they want to send everyone to college. They want to send everyone to college because

    (A) Colleges get truckloads of money and are full of Democrats
    (B) Liberals have this huge faith in education and think that if everyone goes to college, everyone can be a lawyer and have a nice job.
    , @gruff
    The top line in that macro should read "Not everybody is a lawyer or a doctor ". The statement "Everybody isn't a lawyer or doctor" is manifestly false. Obviously some people are lawyers or doctors.

    Let us promote blue collar work but let us also go back to teaching basic command of English in the primary and secondary schools.
  12. Matra says: • Website

    Romney supporters didn’t hate McCain supporters and vice versa.

    McCain though really hated Romney. I don’t even remember what that was about. It was all trivial compared to what is happening now.

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    • Replies: @MC
    Romney was smarter, richer, better-looking, and morally superior to McCain. McCain could probably have tolerated some of these, but not all four together.
  13. @Anon
    There is genuine vitriol in this race.

    In earlier races, there were some cons who supported McCain, some who supported Romney, some who supported Perry, some who supported etc, etc, etc.

    But there was no conviction, no fire, thus no real animus. Just polite going through the motions.

    Romney supporters didn't hate McCain supporters and vice versa.
    Santorum supporters didn't hate Huckabee supporters and vice versa.

    But there is genuine hatred among the various factions.

    Trump supporters really hate the other camps and vice versa.

    But I don't think it's really populism vs populism, e.g. masses who support Trump vs masses who support Rubio.
    While there are masses who support Rubio or others, they do so without passion.
    In contrast, there is mass passion for Trump.

    The real passion is between masses for Trump and ELITES for Rubio(and others).

    Masses for Trump really hate the GOP elites, the elites who support Rubio(and others) really hate Trump masses.

    I think the GOP elites fear Trump for professional reasons(as for other ones).
    If Trump ignores all their advice and still wins, it will mean that all the experts have been phony and useless quacks who've been raking it in and holding power for no good reason at all.

    imagine if you're part of a coaching staff, but the athlete wins the championship by disobeying and disregarding all your advice.
    You will lose your standing. You will be exposed as an Adviser with No Clothes. That's what the GOP elites and experts fear. Trump wins, they lose jobs.

    I agree with your comment but I have to admit I hate how language fails us and we’re so often stuck calling the current handful of people in the Establishment the “elite”. The real elite is living in internal exile all around us. It’s not these third-rate “mass men”* currently occupying the political choke-points left over from the days of broadcast towers and printing presses.

    Jonah Goldberg isn’t “elite”, he’s just some guy at a keyboard with a family-size bag of Dorritos in his lap. The only difference is where the text he types goes when he hits “send”.

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Revolt_of_the_Masses

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    The real elite is living in internal exile all around us.

    Who are the real elite? I don't follow what you mean by "internal exile".
    , @Priss Factor
    "we’re so often stuck calling the current handful of people in the Establishment the 'elite'..."

    But 'establishment' is too long.

    How about 'Estab'?

    Or just 'Stab'?

    Like 'stab in the back'.

    GOP has a lot of 'stabs'.

    Stabs are the privileged Scabs of the Right.
  14. Anonymous says:

    It’s OVER for Cruz. Not because of Trump but because of Cruz himself.

    Cruz attacked ‘New York Values’ instead of ‘Manhattan Values.’ The latter would’ve been a home run but he WHIFFED.

    Cruz could’ve left out the preacher talk in his Iowa victory speech as a gesture to the secular voters ahead. Nope! He went full Baptist and WHIFFED.

    There are many more examples. How can you let your staff take the low road when your campaigning as a Super Christian? Another WHIFF.

    Good bye to Cruz.

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    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    Just like everything else Trump has said, his statement about Cruz being "a nasty man" is entirely correct. There is something deeply off-beat and unsettling about Ted Cruz. He is a sleazeball lawyer whose Rainman-like intellect tends to obscure his essentially kooky personality. He is a known liar, although like all great liars he knows how to lend plausible deniability to his lies so that he can later claim not to have said anything wrong. He does not come across as a Christian, not even of the rather low-church evangelical variety. He behaves very stiffly and oddly in public. Notice how no one who has ever worked with the man has come out to say anything good about him.

    If Rubio and Cruz donned red and green overalls (respectively), they would look just like Mario and Luigi. The Super Marco Bros. are going to spend the evening trying to hop all over King Koopa Trump, but we already know who's won the princess.
    , @antipater_1
    Actually Ted is doing worse than whiffing. He is grounding into inning ending double plays.
    , @Bubba
    A certified lunatic like Glenn Beck didn't help Cruz either.
  15. Vincente Fox is getting desperate…

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    • Replies: @antipater_1
    As Conservative Treehouse noted today - the question of building the border wall is now over but for the details and execution. The only remaining question is who will pay for it!
  16. Blobby5 says:

    I watched that interview with Melania, damn what a complete package, five languages, answered all the moronic questions while maintaining her composure, truly impressive.

    Lew Rockwell linked to a WaPo editorial that was absolutely hysterical in it’s Trump hatred, all the right people are coming unhinged, go Trump!

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  17. Shaq says:

    OT: 50th anniversary of the Coleman Report on equality of educational opportunity.

    http://educationnext.org/equality-of-educational-opportunity-today-reconsidering-the-coleman-report-on-its-50th-anniversary/

    Topic: Why has the United States made such little progress?

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    • Replies: @antipater_1
    Ummm.....because Negros?
    , @MarkinLA
    Opportunity and outcome are not the same thing. Everybody already has the same opportunity. But like the programmers say garbage in garbage out.
    , @bomag
    Dysgenics and dysfunctional immigration.
  18. MC says:
    @Matra
    Romney supporters didn’t hate McCain supporters and vice versa.

    McCain though really hated Romney. I don't even remember what that was about. It was all trivial compared to what is happening now.

    Romney was smarter, richer, better-looking, and morally superior to McCain. McCain could probably have tolerated some of these, but not all four together.

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  19. newrouter says:

    i’ve laid hands on the chia obama. i’m sensing this is the night for the mailman’s son. feel the john – kasich 2016!

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  20. Is anyone around here hip to The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe?

    According to their theory, we’re experiencing a political realignment of the type that happens every eighty years or so. Ergo, right on schedule.

    For better or worse, one Donald J. Trump appears to be emerging as the Grey Champion of our current Crisis. Following in the footsteps of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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    • Replies: @Broski

    For better or worse, one Donald J. Trump appears to be emerging as the Grey Champion of our current Crisis. Following in the footsteps of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
     
    Excellent. That's teally the issue--the sclerotic elite is ignoring its subjects, and the forces of democracy retain vigor so as to crash into some acceptable realignment (or, we will see whether they do. The assassination talk is disconcerting).
    , @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    I was just thinking that last night. Syncs up in Europe too. The 13th Generation is a Reactive Generation according to Strauss and Howe: practical, solve the problem, sacrifice now for the future of our kids...
    [Though Europe's post War generation had to rebuild and was toughened by the deprivation of the times, our Silent Generation was protected and soft -so the Japanese and German Silent Generation equivalents ate our lunch in the 70s and 80s...]
    Now the liberal Boomers and 68ers, on the verge of destroying the West together in a fit of their perpetually adolescent ,"I'd like to buy the world a Coke and I HATE my Daddy!" LSD flashback rage... are coming face to face with the Reaction: Gen X is staying quiet at work and pulling the levers for Trump
    , @Wade
    I completely agree with this. One of the best all-around explanations of this from a high-level view is The Derb's recent piece in VDare, reprinted at Unz.com here:

    http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/derbs-canceled-williams-college-hate-address/

    Highly recommended reading if you haven't already.
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
    "Is anyone around here hip to The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe?"

    Yes, I first heard this theory discussed on the old Art Bell show, at least a decade ago, and I think that as far as cyclical explanations of history go, it has a lot of merit.
  21. pyrrhus says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Romney supporters didn’t hate McCain supporters and vice versa.

    I've always hated McCain. I couldn't vote for him even against Obama.

    McCain has yet to find a country he doesn’t want to attack…

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  22. Anonymous says:

    The weak cuck army is out with a new offensive led by negative five-star General Mittens.

    Loyal subcommander Rubio will attack Trump’s tax return issue tonight.

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  23. Who does everyone want to win the presidency? Or the nomination? I’m _guessing_ this crowd is mostly Trump fans? Some Cruz fans?

    I like Trump’s personality and media savvy and ability to publicly flip liberal politically correct thinking upside down.

    But on straight policy, I absolutely prefer Cruz. Particularly on two issues:

    Health care: Trump wants even more government control, Cruz wants more of a competitive free market. The idea that regular working families can easily have ~$20k/year deducted from their salary (including the employer side deduction) and have very little say on how this is spent is just out of control. And the idea that ~55% of US emergency care is “uncompensated” and must be funded by other political tricks is also completely out of control.

    Free Trade: The big difference between trade of goods and immigration is with trade, both parties are very clearly willing participants voluntarily entering a transaction. With immigration, the immigrant clearly wants to move, but the host society and people don’t have any choice beyond federal limits they vote into place.

    There is also the issue of who is more electable in a general election… Trump is more polarizing and inspires more people to vote either way. Cruz is less offensive but also less inspiring to average americans who don’t understand deep policy. I have no idea which has better odds in the general election.

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    • Replies: @The Z Blog
    Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGUNPMPrxvA
    , @Grumpy
    Nothing is more important than stopping mass immigration. Trump is the first candidate since Pat Buchanan to make immigration a central issue in his campaign.

    Cruz took his position on immigration only after he saw Trump's success in the polls.

    Trump's fearlessness is both admirable and necessary, but it's not his personality that is winning us over. Those of us here who support him are out on a limb hoping that he'll do what he says he'll do.
    , @iSteveFan
    Massimo, immigration is the number one issue. We could enact 90 percent tax rates and provide free health care like Canada on steroids. Both of which would be reversible when the country realizes the bill cannot be paid.

    But mass immigration is replacing the population. And sooner or later your nation will no longer be your nation. That's why immigration, not just illegal BTW, should be the top priority.

    Trade is definitely a second place issue for me ahead of health care. Suffice it to say I take a more protectionist bent on this issue. I don't get Cruz's support of the Trans Pacific Partnership since it appears to give away too much sovereignty. I did like Trump's remarks about Carrier relocating to Mexico. He said as President he'd call the Carrier exec and tell him that if he wants to bring those AC units back to the USA, he'd face a 35 percent tariff.

    We have half the population on the left side of the IQ curve. So everyone can't be programmers, engineers, doctors and such. I see no need to offshore jobs that Americans could be doing. And I don't see any benefit to allowing the products of those offshored jobs free access to our market.

    , @MarkinLA
    Free Trade: The big difference between trade of goods and immigration is with trade, both parties are very clearly willing participants voluntarily entering a transaction.

    This is clearly not some hypothetical voluntary agreement of one country trading what it has with another country for what it has like in the economic textbooks. It is about the management of a corporation sending jobs to another country to take advantage of lower wages and weaker environmental standards so those execs get big bonuses and the American taxpayer gets stuck with welfare for the laid off American workers.
    , @NC
    Worrying about free trade and healthcare is ridiculous when white children are already a minority in the US. I care about blood and soil, and Trump is the only candidate that even understands the concept. Libertarian ideological straight jackets mean nothing to me. Every quasi religious concept about liberty and freedom has been used by a parasitic elite in the name of open borders, offshoring and outsourcing and against white males. Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.

    Libertarianism is a coward's ideology. It's an attempt by white males to argue in their own interest by ideological means instead of arguing plainly for what's in the interest of their own blood and culture like every other ethnic group does. Every libertarian ideal has been turned against them by their ideological opponents. To be a libertarian you have to believe in open borders and free trade (or make some Rube Goldberg argument about why it's more libertarian to believe otherwise) despite the fact that this is dispossessing and impoverishing white males who make up 99.9999% of all the libertarians that ever were or ever will be. To be a libertarian means to choose liberty over survival because how can you be a libertarian if you let sanity trump laissez-faire? In the future, when the last libertarian is bludgeoned to death with the last copy of Atlas Shrugs by some black panther militia man, he'll be bitching with his dying breath about violations of his property rights and voluntary agreements.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Immigration is the essential issue. Otherwise your serfdom has already been arranged.
  24. Anonymous says:

    The debate should be viewable on CNN’s website. The previous CNN debates were.

    The “muscle” professor at Mizzou got fired:

    “Melissa Click, Missouri professor filmed asking for ‘muscle,’ is fired”

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/25/media/melissa-click-fired-university-of-missouri/index.html

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  25. The Z Blog says: • Website
    @Harry Baldwin
    Romney supporters didn’t hate McCain supporters and vice versa.

    I've always hated McCain. I couldn't vote for him even against Obama.

    McCain, in the 2000 campaign, went down to Suffolk Virginia and said bad things about Evangelicals. That was so stupid, I had to assume the man was either suicidal or divorced from reality. I skipped that line when voting. Obama is a joke, but he’s not going to blow up the world.

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    • Replies: @tbraton
    "That was so stupid, I had to assume the man was either suicidal or divorced from reality. I skipped that line when voting. Obama is a joke, but he’s not going to blow up the world."

    Stupid could be explained by the fact that he graduated fifth from the bottom of his graduating class at the Naval Academy. I would have voted against him regardless of whom he chose for VP, but his selection of Palin merely confirmed his stupidity, as far as I was concerned. But it was fear that he was "going to blow up the world" that convinced me not to vote for McCain. I voted for Obama the first time, but I wasn't counting on the Democrats getting 60 seats in the Senate, enough to override the filibuster.
  26. Thea says:
    @MG
    "I'm not going to pay for that fucking wall." - Vicente Fox, ex-President of Mexico.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/02/25/former_mexican_president_vicente_fox_to_trump_im_not_paying_for_that_fing_wall.html

    Fox is descended from German Americans who lived near Cleveland.

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  27. The Z Blog says: • Website
    @Massimo Heitor
    Who does everyone want to win the presidency? Or the nomination? I'm _guessing_ this crowd is mostly Trump fans? Some Cruz fans?

    I like Trump's personality and media savvy and ability to publicly flip liberal politically correct thinking upside down.

    But on straight policy, I absolutely prefer Cruz. Particularly on two issues:

    Health care: Trump wants even more government control, Cruz wants more of a competitive free market. The idea that regular working families can easily have ~$20k/year deducted from their salary (including the employer side deduction) and have very little say on how this is spent is just out of control. And the idea that ~55% of US emergency care is "uncompensated" and must be funded by other political tricks is also completely out of control.

    Free Trade: The big difference between trade of goods and immigration is with trade, both parties are very clearly willing participants voluntarily entering a transaction. With immigration, the immigrant clearly wants to move, but the host society and people don't have any choice beyond federal limits they vote into place.

    There is also the issue of who is more electable in a general election... Trump is more polarizing and inspires more people to vote either way. Cruz is less offensive but also less inspiring to average americans who don't understand deep policy. I have no idea which has better odds in the general election.

    Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Did you read the hilarious comments about the Donald Trump by Al Sharpton, who has known Trump for decades?

    “The best way I can describe Donald Trump to friends is to say if Don King had been born white he’d be Donald Trump. Both of them are great self-promoters and great at just continuing to talk even if you’re not talking back at them."

    “Don King had me fly with him and Trump to Atlantic [City] in Trump’s helicopter, and it was one of the most memorable things in my life to sit on that big, black Trump helicopter, both of them talking nonstop, not listening to each other. And I’m sitting there. It was probably the longest ride I ever was on. Both of them shut me up.”

    http://www.salon.com/2016/02/22/al_sharpton_donald_trump_is_like_what_don_king_would_have_been_if_hed_been_born_white/
     

  28. Anonymous says:
    @Cagey Beast
    I agree with your comment but I have to admit I hate how language fails us and we're so often stuck calling the current handful of people in the Establishment the "elite". The real elite is living in internal exile all around us. It's not these third-rate "mass men"* currently occupying the political choke-points left over from the days of broadcast towers and printing presses.

    Jonah Goldberg isn't "elite", he's just some guy at a keyboard with a family-size bag of Dorritos in his lap. The only difference is where the text he types goes when he hits "send".


    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Revolt_of_the_Masses

    The real elite is living in internal exile all around us.

    Who are the real elite? I don’t follow what you mean by “internal exile”.

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    Who are the real elite?

    The people who are genuinely the best in their field. In politics the elite is made up of those who are the best at governance, advocacy and analysis on behalf of their people.

    .... what you mean by “internal exile”

    I'm alluding to people in other times and places who remain in their own country but are kept away from centres of power and influence, usually by some state decree. We've ended up with an informal and de facto version of this via the centralized character of mass media. Thankfully that's coming apart as we speak. Trump's "no f***ks given" campaigning style is moving this creative destruction forward by leaps and bounds.
  29. Anonymous says:

    “David Duke: Voting against Trump is ‘treason to your heritage’”

    “The white nationalist and former KKK grand wizard encouraged his listeners to volunteer for Trump.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/david-duke-trump-219777

    David Duke, a white nationalist and former Klu Klux Klan grand wizard, told his audience Wednesday that voting for anyone besides Donald Trump “is really treason to your heritage.”

    “Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point, is really treason to your heritage,” Duke said on the David Duke Radio Program. BuzzFeed News first reported the comments.

    “I’m not saying I endorse everything about Trump. In fact, I haven’t formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do.”

    The former Louisiana representative told listeners to start volunteering for Trump.

    “And I am telling you that it is your job now to get active. Get off your duff. Get off your rear end that’s getting fatter and fatter for many of you everyday on your chairs. When this show’s over, go out, call the Republican Party, but call Donald Trump’s headquarters, volunteer,” he said. “They’re screaming for volunteers. Go in there, you’re gonna meet people who are going to have the same kind of mind-set that you have.”

    In December, Duke told POLITICO that Trump’s candidacy allows Americans to be more open about their racial animus.

    “He’s made it OK to talk about these incredible concerns of European Americans today, because I think European Americans know they are the only group that can’t defend their own essential interests and their point of view,” Duke said. “He’s meant a lot for the human rights of European Americans.”

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  30. Anon says:
    @Anon7
    Quick OT, but I finally figured out why everyone has to go to college now. It would be one more thing we didn't have to debate about.

    I got it when I saw this picture on imgur:

    http://i.imgur.com/N3pgVYq.jpg

    Nobody's daughter wants to be this guy. Our society would have to admit that all the invisible guys who design and build and maintain and tear down and rebuild are being disrespected and that the only future that women want is a free paycheck plus benefits that they get while keeping their clothes and hair and nails nice - white collar work that college grads get.

    And yes, the oligarchs can make big profits by importing illegal labor that builds to Mexico's standard, except in their gated community. Blue collar guys get squeezed out.

    TATTOOS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    TATTOOS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Indeed. It's another symptom of decline. Inability to even simply restrain yourself from marking yourself up in a manner ill-befitting civilized man--like some primitive who just ran out of the rainforest.

    As a normal healthy--but old--heterosexual, i find it particularly repulsive to see these young women--given by nature only this brief window to be objects of great beauty--who disfigure their natural beauty in this repulsive way.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    TATTOOS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Unless you're a Copt. Then you tattoo a crucifix on your baby's wrist just in case Rehmat or one of his tribe kidnap the child and attempt to "revert" him.
  31. Broski says:
    @Ripple Earthdevil
    Is anyone around here hip to The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe?

    According to their theory, we're experiencing a political realignment of the type that happens every eighty years or so. Ergo, right on schedule.

    For better or worse, one Donald J. Trump appears to be emerging as the Grey Champion of our current Crisis. Following in the footsteps of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    For better or worse, one Donald J. Trump appears to be emerging as the Grey Champion of our current Crisis. Following in the footsteps of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    Excellent. That’s teally the issue–the sclerotic elite is ignoring its subjects, and the forces of democracy retain vigor so as to crash into some acceptable realignment (or, we will see whether they do. The assassination talk is disconcerting).

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  32. @Anonymous
    It's OVER for Cruz. Not because of Trump but because of Cruz himself.

    Cruz attacked 'New York Values' instead of 'Manhattan Values.' The latter would've been a home run but he WHIFFED.

    Cruz could've left out the preacher talk in his Iowa victory speech as a gesture to the secular voters ahead. Nope! He went full Baptist and WHIFFED.

    There are many more examples. How can you let your staff take the low road when your campaigning as a Super Christian? Another WHIFF.

    Good bye to Cruz.

    Just like everything else Trump has said, his statement about Cruz being “a nasty man” is entirely correct. There is something deeply off-beat and unsettling about Ted Cruz. He is a sleazeball lawyer whose Rainman-like intellect tends to obscure his essentially kooky personality. He is a known liar, although like all great liars he knows how to lend plausible deniability to his lies so that he can later claim not to have said anything wrong. He does not come across as a Christian, not even of the rather low-church evangelical variety. He behaves very stiffly and oddly in public. Notice how no one who has ever worked with the man has come out to say anything good about him.

    If Rubio and Cruz donned red and green overalls (respectively), they would look just like Mario and Luigi. The Super Marco Bros. are going to spend the evening trying to hop all over King Koopa Trump, but we already know who’s won the princess.

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  33. SFG says:
    @Anon7
    Quick OT, but I finally figured out why everyone has to go to college now. It would be one more thing we didn't have to debate about.

    I got it when I saw this picture on imgur:

    http://i.imgur.com/N3pgVYq.jpg

    Nobody's daughter wants to be this guy. Our society would have to admit that all the invisible guys who design and build and maintain and tear down and rebuild are being disrespected and that the only future that women want is a free paycheck plus benefits that they get while keeping their clothes and hair and nails nice - white collar work that college grads get.

    And yes, the oligarchs can make big profits by importing illegal labor that builds to Mexico's standard, except in their gated community. Blue collar guys get squeezed out.

    I agree with the rest of your statement 100%. Yeah, the Democratic base does not want to be that guy, the Democratic elite doesn’t like that guy, and yeah, that guy is getting screwed.

    But that’s not why they want to send everyone to college. They want to send everyone to college because

    (A) Colleges get truckloads of money and are full of Democrats
    (B) Liberals have this huge faith in education and think that if everyone goes to college, everyone can be a lawyer and have a nice job.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    "But that’s not why they want to send everyone to college. They want to send everyone to college because"

    It's also an opportunity to brainwash America's young, impressionable adults for four years.
    , @Anon7
    I should have added that the idea that everyone should go to college supports one of the Big Lies that underpins liberalism, that men and women are identical. Since men and women are identical, job categories which men are happy to do but women can't stand (i.e., practical blue collar work) can't really exist. Or they shouldn't exist, which is the point of making everyone go to college.

    The real problem are the trade agreements and immigration policies that have carved the middle right out of the American economy and have taken the heart right out of tens of millions of American men. Can Trump save us? I only hope it's not too late, and that he can actually effect change.

  34. Not-so-bold prediction: If Trump comes out tonight not too hurt, he’s a lock to be a nominee.

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  35. @Anonymous
    The real elite is living in internal exile all around us.

    Who are the real elite? I don't follow what you mean by "internal exile".

    Who are the real elite?

    The people who are genuinely the best in their field. In politics the elite is made up of those who are the best at governance, advocacy and analysis on behalf of their people.

    …. what you mean by “internal exile”

    I’m alluding to people in other times and places who remain in their own country but are kept away from centres of power and influence, usually by some state decree. We’ve ended up with an informal and de facto version of this via the centralized character of mass media. Thankfully that’s coming apart as we speak. Trump’s “no f***ks given” campaigning style is moving this creative destruction forward by leaps and bounds.

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  36. @Jim Don Bob
    There are only two reasons I held my nose and voted for McCain: Kagan and Sotomayer.

    Well if McCain had won, instead of Kagan and Sotomayer you would have gotten Sotomayer and Kagan .
    Republican presidents have routinely made bone headed supreme court picks over the decades. The Democrats on the other hand never mess these SC picks up from their point of view.

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    • Replies: @Andrew
    What makes you think the Republicans messed up Stevens, O'Connor,Kennedy, Souter, etc.?

    It makes more sense that it was on purpose.
    , @Taco

    Republican presidents have routinely made bone headed supreme court picks over the decades.
     
    I voted for W and all I got was this lousy obamacare.
  37. Hey Mittens,

    I still have some White Salamander letters for sale. Not all were bought by Gordon Hinckley to cover up Joseph Smith’s black magic revelations from a salamander. If interested let me know.

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  38. Anonymous says:
    @The Z Blog
    Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGUNPMPrxvA

    Did you read the hilarious comments about the Donald Trump by Al Sharpton, who has known Trump for decades?

    “The best way I can describe Donald Trump to friends is to say if Don King had been born white he’d be Donald Trump. Both of them are great self-promoters and great at just continuing to talk even if you’re not talking back at them.”

    “Don King had me fly with him and Trump to Atlantic [City] in Trump’s helicopter, and it was one of the most memorable things in my life to sit on that big, black Trump helicopter, both of them talking nonstop, not listening to each other. And I’m sitting there. It was probably the longest ride I ever was on. Both of them shut me up.”

    http://www.salon.com/2016/02/22/al_sharpton_donald_trump_is_like_what_don_king_would_have_been_if_hed_been_born_white/

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    • Replies: @The Z Blog
    Back in the day, King would not have anything to do with Sharpton. He figured him for a snitch and he was right. Sharpton tried to get close to King for the FBI. King being a smart guy, he kept Sharpton around, but never let him hear or see anything or anyone important. That's why Sharpton ended up being a stepin fetchit for Manhattan honkies.
  39. @Anonymous
    It's OVER for Cruz. Not because of Trump but because of Cruz himself.

    Cruz attacked 'New York Values' instead of 'Manhattan Values.' The latter would've been a home run but he WHIFFED.

    Cruz could've left out the preacher talk in his Iowa victory speech as a gesture to the secular voters ahead. Nope! He went full Baptist and WHIFFED.

    There are many more examples. How can you let your staff take the low road when your campaigning as a Super Christian? Another WHIFF.

    Good bye to Cruz.

    Actually Ted is doing worse than whiffing. He is grounding into inning ending double plays.

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  40. iSteveFan says:
    @MG
    "I'm not going to pay for that fucking wall." - Vicente Fox, ex-President of Mexico.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/02/25/former_mexican_president_vicente_fox_to_trump_im_not_paying_for_that_fing_wall.html

    No one is asking Fox to pay for the wall.

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  41. Grumpy says:
    @Massimo Heitor
    Who does everyone want to win the presidency? Or the nomination? I'm _guessing_ this crowd is mostly Trump fans? Some Cruz fans?

    I like Trump's personality and media savvy and ability to publicly flip liberal politically correct thinking upside down.

    But on straight policy, I absolutely prefer Cruz. Particularly on two issues:

    Health care: Trump wants even more government control, Cruz wants more of a competitive free market. The idea that regular working families can easily have ~$20k/year deducted from their salary (including the employer side deduction) and have very little say on how this is spent is just out of control. And the idea that ~55% of US emergency care is "uncompensated" and must be funded by other political tricks is also completely out of control.

    Free Trade: The big difference between trade of goods and immigration is with trade, both parties are very clearly willing participants voluntarily entering a transaction. With immigration, the immigrant clearly wants to move, but the host society and people don't have any choice beyond federal limits they vote into place.

    There is also the issue of who is more electable in a general election... Trump is more polarizing and inspires more people to vote either way. Cruz is less offensive but also less inspiring to average americans who don't understand deep policy. I have no idea which has better odds in the general election.

    Nothing is more important than stopping mass immigration. Trump is the first candidate since Pat Buchanan to make immigration a central issue in his campaign.

    Cruz took his position on immigration only after he saw Trump’s success in the polls.

    Trump’s fearlessness is both admirable and necessary, but it’s not his personality that is winning us over. Those of us here who support him are out on a limb hoping that he’ll do what he says he’ll do.

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  42. @Chrisnonymous
    Vincente Fox is getting desperate...

    As Conservative Treehouse noted today – the question of building the border wall is now over but for the details and execution. The only remaining question is who will pay for it!

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  43. @Shaq
    OT: 50th anniversary of the Coleman Report on equality of educational opportunity.

    http://educationnext.org/equality-of-educational-opportunity-today-reconsidering-the-coleman-report-on-its-50th-anniversary/

    Topic: Why has the United States made such little progress?

    Ummm…..because Negros?

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  44. The sheer entertainment value is reason enough to watch these debates.

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    I'm going to watch Infowars coverage just because they will take the entertainment value to the next level. I like them because they come from the other America. They have a "Mystery Science Theatre 3000" setup during the debate. "There's a war on for your mind" indeed.
  45. iSteveFan says:
    @Massimo Heitor
    Who does everyone want to win the presidency? Or the nomination? I'm _guessing_ this crowd is mostly Trump fans? Some Cruz fans?

    I like Trump's personality and media savvy and ability to publicly flip liberal politically correct thinking upside down.

    But on straight policy, I absolutely prefer Cruz. Particularly on two issues:

    Health care: Trump wants even more government control, Cruz wants more of a competitive free market. The idea that regular working families can easily have ~$20k/year deducted from their salary (including the employer side deduction) and have very little say on how this is spent is just out of control. And the idea that ~55% of US emergency care is "uncompensated" and must be funded by other political tricks is also completely out of control.

    Free Trade: The big difference between trade of goods and immigration is with trade, both parties are very clearly willing participants voluntarily entering a transaction. With immigration, the immigrant clearly wants to move, but the host society and people don't have any choice beyond federal limits they vote into place.

    There is also the issue of who is more electable in a general election... Trump is more polarizing and inspires more people to vote either way. Cruz is less offensive but also less inspiring to average americans who don't understand deep policy. I have no idea which has better odds in the general election.

    Massimo, immigration is the number one issue. We could enact 90 percent tax rates and provide free health care like Canada on steroids. Both of which would be reversible when the country realizes the bill cannot be paid.

    But mass immigration is replacing the population. And sooner or later your nation will no longer be your nation. That’s why immigration, not just illegal BTW, should be the top priority.

    Trade is definitely a second place issue for me ahead of health care. Suffice it to say I take a more protectionist bent on this issue. I don’t get Cruz’s support of the Trans Pacific Partnership since it appears to give away too much sovereignty. I did like Trump’s remarks about Carrier relocating to Mexico. He said as President he’d call the Carrier exec and tell him that if he wants to bring those AC units back to the USA, he’d face a 35 percent tariff.

    We have half the population on the left side of the IQ curve. So everyone can’t be programmers, engineers, doctors and such. I see no need to offshore jobs that Americans could be doing. And I don’t see any benefit to allowing the products of those offshored jobs free access to our market.

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    • Replies: @Massimo Heitor

    Massimo, immigration is the number one issue. We could enact 90 percent tax rates and provide free health care like Canada on steroids. Both of which would be reversible when the country realizes the bill cannot be paid.

    But mass immigration is replacing the population. And sooner or later your nation will no longer be your nation. That’s why immigration, not just illegal BTW, should be the top priority.
     
    According to this, the smarter strategy would be to develop a high birth rate culture. If your demographic averages 6+ kids per couple no policy can stop you.
    , @Anon7
    "But mass immigration is replacing the population. And sooner or later your nation will no longer be your nation. That’s why immigration, not just illegal BTW, should be the top priority."

    I've become horrified by what I think is behind this, and you need to be more explicit. Women and non-white people hate white men and want their influence to be over! This is the culmination of the early women's movement and the anti-slavery movement that were inextricably linked together in the early 18th century.

    Women and non-white people don't think about what sustains the country - namely, white men who work and white men who start businesses and white men who have the vision to create great public works like great dams, highways, and yes even Medicare and Social Security. By getting rid of white men they are slitting their own throats and those of their children. But their hatred blinds them.

    What do they think they will wind up with when they finish importing people from every third world pest hole into the US, and systematically frustrating white men and boys in their growth and ambitions? Ah, but they don't think. And they're fatally jealous of those who do.

    Do we have a better hope than Trump?

  46. Anonymous says:
    @SFG
    I agree with the rest of your statement 100%. Yeah, the Democratic base does not want to be that guy, the Democratic elite doesn't like that guy, and yeah, that guy is getting screwed.

    But that's not why they want to send everyone to college. They want to send everyone to college because

    (A) Colleges get truckloads of money and are full of Democrats
    (B) Liberals have this huge faith in education and think that if everyone goes to college, everyone can be a lawyer and have a nice job.

    “But that’s not why they want to send everyone to college. They want to send everyone to college because”

    It’s also an opportunity to brainwash America’s young, impressionable adults for four years.

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  47. Anonymous says:

    Cruz has serious elevators in his shoes! I am 5’11″ and stood beside both Trump and Cruz. Trump was a good 4 inches taller than me. Cruz shorter. But on stage Cruz was close to Trump’s height and had a weird stance. Bizarre! Visuals are important but really??

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    • Replies: @antipater_1
    Remember one of the earlier debates when ¡YEB! was standing up on his tip toes? Trump ridiculed him and ¡YEB! sank a little further.
    , @Bill Jones
    Remember the line about Dukakis?

    Beware of Greeks wearing lifts.

    It, along with the Willie Horton story, first used against him by Al Gore and this unfortunate image

    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2008/01/17/the-photo-op-that-tanked

    led to his loss to Bush .

    Little things matter.
  48. David says:

    Odd that that dame would sing the Star Spangled Banner thus, “…oh say does that star spangled banner still wave/ for the land of the free…”

    Carson and Trump step out with unbuttoned jackets… coordinated?

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  49. @JohnnyWalker123
    The sheer entertainment value is reason enough to watch these debates.

    I’m going to watch Infowars coverage just because they will take the entertainment value to the next level. I like them because they come from the other America. They have a “Mystery Science Theatre 3000″ setup during the debate. “There’s a war on for your mind” indeed.

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  50. After the singer finished the Star Spangled Banner, the crowd started yelling “USA – USA – USA.” Interesting, because I’ve never seen that before at a debate. Also interesting because that’s the crowds have started yelling at Trump rallies.

    It seems like Trump really has people energized. He seems to be galvanizing people in a way I haven’t seen in years.

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  51. Svigor says:

    Why on earth is Carson still running?

    I heard it’s to stick it to Cruz (Carson has a lot of evangelical cuck voters, Cruz is the big evangelical alternative) because he’s pissed over the dirty tricks.

    Romney was smarter, richer, better-looking, and morally superior to McCain. McCain could probably have tolerated some of these, but not all four together.

    You forgot taller.

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  52. Ttjy says:

    Trump says the best illegal immigrants can come back. I don’t want that. I want the border shut down.

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  53. @AndrewR
    Why on earth is Carson still running?

    Why on earth is Carson still running?

    Team player.

    In the Village People parade of candidates he was invited to play the Black Guy in return for some party favors. He never expected to win, but like the cheatin’ pizza guy in the last election, he is showing that the Republican Party is for blacks too, not that anyone really believes that, but, hey, this is politics not some kind of reality show.

    Carson will step aside when he receives the word.

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  54. Interesting, Cruz is trying to position himself to the right of Trump on immigration.

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    I hope it moves Trump farther to the right on immigration.

    Regardless, it shifts the Overton window. Everyone must admit that the shift in the Overton window has been remarkable during this cycle.

    I had thought that the shift would be like the pent-up demand for housing after WW2. An explosion no one expected, that Democrats assumed was impossible. But here we go. President Trump? It is starting to look like not just a a plausible scenario, but a possibility, and more and more like a probable outcome.
  55. Nice intro video montage showing the Republican candidates in a good light. Surprised CNN allowed that.

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  56. MarkinLA says:
    @Thomas
    You pretty much hit the nail on the head. Trump's ongoing success so far despite numerous predictions both of what a Republican candidate had to do to be successful and of his eventual "#PeakTrump" collapse "any day now" has been contrary to the predictions and expectations of the vast majority of people who write or talk about US politics for a living. If he ultimately wins in the general, he'll have exposed them as, at best, incompetent and ill-informed about the supposed subject of their professional and public lives; or, at worst, especially on the Republican side, as likely shills for the consultant and donor classes, who needlessly led the GOP into a quarter-century relative drought of electoral success in Presidential elections since Reagan. That will be a stain that will be hard, if not impossible, to ever wash off, given the Internet as well as how verbose most of these characters have been. These people will be fighting for their professional and public lives. Expect the venom come thick and fast.

    A real puzzle to me though that is still waiting for an answer is why none of the big GOP donors or PACs have yet put forth a major effort to sink Trump with negative ads, or what will happen if and when they try to. After three decades of Republican spinmeisters mastering the art of negative campaigning, their relative reluctance in this cycle is strange.

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  57. newrouter says:

    the mailman son wants to “complete the border”

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    The mailman's son also doesn't know we already have guest worker programs--about 30 of them. He thinks we haven't tried them yet. He also thinks withholding citizenship from illegal aliens is sufficient punishment for them, while in fact they couldn't care less about it. Kasich just said that "What America needs is jobs, jobs, and jobs!" but he doesn't seem to mind if newly arrived or legalized immigrants are taking them.
  58. MarkinLA says:
    @Shaq
    OT: 50th anniversary of the Coleman Report on equality of educational opportunity.

    http://educationnext.org/equality-of-educational-opportunity-today-reconsidering-the-coleman-report-on-its-50th-anniversary/

    Topic: Why has the United States made such little progress?

    Opportunity and outcome are not the same thing. Everybody already has the same opportunity. But like the programmers say garbage in garbage out.

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  59. TheBoom says:

    Yes, Trump is galvanizing people to talk back to the powers that be who are culturally cleansing their country and destroying the job market. In return, I expect to see the “metaphors” of shooting Trump to become reality. I would not be surprised to see a serious attempt on his life.

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  60. MarkinLA says:
    @Massimo Heitor
    Who does everyone want to win the presidency? Or the nomination? I'm _guessing_ this crowd is mostly Trump fans? Some Cruz fans?

    I like Trump's personality and media savvy and ability to publicly flip liberal politically correct thinking upside down.

    But on straight policy, I absolutely prefer Cruz. Particularly on two issues:

    Health care: Trump wants even more government control, Cruz wants more of a competitive free market. The idea that regular working families can easily have ~$20k/year deducted from their salary (including the employer side deduction) and have very little say on how this is spent is just out of control. And the idea that ~55% of US emergency care is "uncompensated" and must be funded by other political tricks is also completely out of control.

    Free Trade: The big difference between trade of goods and immigration is with trade, both parties are very clearly willing participants voluntarily entering a transaction. With immigration, the immigrant clearly wants to move, but the host society and people don't have any choice beyond federal limits they vote into place.

    There is also the issue of who is more electable in a general election... Trump is more polarizing and inspires more people to vote either way. Cruz is less offensive but also less inspiring to average americans who don't understand deep policy. I have no idea which has better odds in the general election.

    Free Trade: The big difference between trade of goods and immigration is with trade, both parties are very clearly willing participants voluntarily entering a transaction.

    This is clearly not some hypothetical voluntary agreement of one country trading what it has with another country for what it has like in the economic textbooks. It is about the management of a corporation sending jobs to another country to take advantage of lower wages and weaker environmental standards so those execs get big bonuses and the American taxpayer gets stuck with welfare for the laid off American workers.

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    • Replies: @Massimo Heitor

    This is clearly not some hypothetical voluntary agreement of one country trading what it has with another country for what it has like in the economic textbooks.
     
    Even Mike Rowe and his crowd of skilled laborers are doing very well in the US. I know some workers get a raw deal, but ultimately our nation needs to make great stuff other people want and innovate faster than others can replicate. That actually does happen too.
  61. Jimbo says:

    Marcobot has been programmed with a lot of anti-trump sound bites tonight, and the Don is batting them away…

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  62. iSteveFan says:

    I guess it looks like Poles are now going to be used as the scapegoat for immigration in the US as they are in the UK. Meanwhile Mexicans and Pakistanis are not to be mentioned.

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    • Agree: NickG
    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    I am a Pollack. If ending immigration means using disparaging terms to describe us, I will take it.
  63. Rubio is trying his best to fight Trump. It’s the most aggressive I’ve seen him. CNN has turned up Rubio’s mic above Trump’s so that Trump is drowned out.

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  64. TheBoom says:

    I live in Asia and when an Asian asks me about why Trump is popular, this is a way I use to explain it.

    If you really want to understand Trump’s appeal, just look at the fact that 45% of US citizens don’t pay taxes because they don’t make enough due to jobs increasingly being low-level service work with many of the higher level jobs being taken by H1B.

    Then combine it with this scenario – imagine the head of Japan announces:
    1. Japan is opening its borders and plans to make the majority of the country Chinese and Muslims
    2. Japanese privilege classes will begin in all schools to combat Japanese racism and the country will begin eliminating Japanese cultural events as non-inclusive
    3. Japanese will pay more taxes to subsidize these workers who for the most part won’t be pay taxes
    4. Crime and terrorism will go up but that is unavoidable and Xenophobic to mention
    5. When any business employs a majority of Japanese ethnics, there will be a discussion of the “Japanese problem”
    6. Preferences will be given in hiring to the newcomers
    7. Any negative comments about what is going on will be clamped down on because if you don’t like this cultural cleansing you are Hitler.

    Now, honestly ask yourself how the Japanese would react to this plan? Add those two together and it gives you an idea of why people are backing Trump.

    After that, they all say they understand his appeal and would never let that type of scenario develop in their own country.

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  65. NC says:
    @Massimo Heitor
    Who does everyone want to win the presidency? Or the nomination? I'm _guessing_ this crowd is mostly Trump fans? Some Cruz fans?

    I like Trump's personality and media savvy and ability to publicly flip liberal politically correct thinking upside down.

    But on straight policy, I absolutely prefer Cruz. Particularly on two issues:

    Health care: Trump wants even more government control, Cruz wants more of a competitive free market. The idea that regular working families can easily have ~$20k/year deducted from their salary (including the employer side deduction) and have very little say on how this is spent is just out of control. And the idea that ~55% of US emergency care is "uncompensated" and must be funded by other political tricks is also completely out of control.

    Free Trade: The big difference between trade of goods and immigration is with trade, both parties are very clearly willing participants voluntarily entering a transaction. With immigration, the immigrant clearly wants to move, but the host society and people don't have any choice beyond federal limits they vote into place.

    There is also the issue of who is more electable in a general election... Trump is more polarizing and inspires more people to vote either way. Cruz is less offensive but also less inspiring to average americans who don't understand deep policy. I have no idea which has better odds in the general election.

    Worrying about free trade and healthcare is ridiculous when white children are already a minority in the US. I care about blood and soil, and Trump is the only candidate that even understands the concept. Libertarian ideological straight jackets mean nothing to me. Every quasi religious concept about liberty and freedom has been used by a parasitic elite in the name of open borders, offshoring and outsourcing and against white males. Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.

    Libertarianism is a coward’s ideology. It’s an attempt by white males to argue in their own interest by ideological means instead of arguing plainly for what’s in the interest of their own blood and culture like every other ethnic group does. Every libertarian ideal has been turned against them by their ideological opponents. To be a libertarian you have to believe in open borders and free trade (or make some Rube Goldberg argument about why it’s more libertarian to believe otherwise) despite the fact that this is dispossessing and impoverishing white males who make up 99.9999% of all the libertarians that ever were or ever will be. To be a libertarian means to choose liberty over survival because how can you be a libertarian if you let sanity trump laissez-faire? In the future, when the last libertarian is bludgeoned to death with the last copy of Atlas Shrugs by some black panther militia man, he’ll be bitching with his dying breath about violations of his property rights and voluntary agreements.

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    • Replies: @Rex May
    Beautifully said and dead right, NC. I made a quibcag from it here:
    LIbertarian Nationalist
    , @E. Burke

    Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.
     
    I learned that Ricardian BS in college like everyone else. Anyone who still believes it is a blind fool.
    , @carol
    ...all the while, standing above the fray like socialist true believers, their notions never "really" put into practice
    , @Massimo Heitor

    Worrying about free trade and healthcare is ridiculous when white children are already a minority in the US. I care about blood and soil, and Trump is the only candidate that even understands the concept.
     
    I share the concern. I seriously doubt Trump will reverse demographic trends or even could.

    My solution is work on genetic engineering. I don't see a better option.

    Libertarianism is a coward’s ideology. It’s an attempt by white males to argue in their own interest by ideological means instead of arguing plainly for what’s in the interest of their own blood and culture like every other ethnic group does.
     
    Well put.
    , @Massimo Heitor

    Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.
     
    How? Loss of manufacturing jobs? I'm not convinced of this. Americans are happy to buy cheap goods.
  66. Marco Roboto is repeating himself ad nauseam yet again. He said that line about “present applicants will not be able to renew their status” four times in a row. Pathetic.

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    "Marco Roboto is repeating himself ad nauseam yet again."

    In Westworld, nothing can go wrong............wrong............wrong...............wrong.............
  67. The Z Blog says: • Website
    @Anonymous
    Did you read the hilarious comments about the Donald Trump by Al Sharpton, who has known Trump for decades?

    “The best way I can describe Donald Trump to friends is to say if Don King had been born white he’d be Donald Trump. Both of them are great self-promoters and great at just continuing to talk even if you’re not talking back at them."

    “Don King had me fly with him and Trump to Atlantic [City] in Trump’s helicopter, and it was one of the most memorable things in my life to sit on that big, black Trump helicopter, both of them talking nonstop, not listening to each other. And I’m sitting there. It was probably the longest ride I ever was on. Both of them shut me up.”

    http://www.salon.com/2016/02/22/al_sharpton_donald_trump_is_like_what_don_king_would_have_been_if_hed_been_born_white/
     

    Back in the day, King would not have anything to do with Sharpton. He figured him for a snitch and he was right. Sharpton tried to get close to King for the FBI. King being a smart guy, he kept Sharpton around, but never let him hear or see anything or anyone important. That’s why Sharpton ended up being a stepin fetchit for Manhattan honkies.

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  68. Why did CNN allow that foreigner to question the candidates AND when is she going to ask Trump a question?? Or she just there to freeze Trump out?

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    There are a lot fo foreign accents that are pleasant to the ear. The Spanish accent we hear from the Telemundo termagent is really grating, along with her imperious attitude, presuming to lecture Americans on the basis of what is in the interest of foreigners. I also hate that la raza-signalling pronunciation of "Lateeno." I much prefer Derbyshire's anglicized version: "Latin - O."
    , @RobRich
    You clearly are trying to smear what Libertarianism is about, a coward's trick.
  69. Cruz is harping on the hackneyed old meme that Hispanics are natural Republicans.

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  70. Anonymous says:

    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

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    • Replies: @TheBoom
    "I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much." Then you must hate the entire Social Justice warrior bunch.
    , @iSteveFan

    I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.
     
    Interesting that an unsolicited endorsement from David Duke, (did he ever ever try to physically harm anyone), will sink Trump. But Al Sharpton, who instigated the Freddie's Fashion Mart killings, is sought out by Hillary and Bernie who deem his endorsement critical to their campaign.

    As Don King would say, "only in America".
    , @anon
    I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    I just wanted to say that you seem like a really deep and thoughtful person. I truly admire the courage it must take to denounce racism in such a public fashion in the year 2016.

    I just hope you don't suffer any negative consequences for your brave stance, like losing your job. I hope you've thought about that possibility.

    , @MarkinLA
    Please take your meds.
    , @Kyle a
    Calm down sister
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency
     
    Are you suggesting that Mitt Romney was untrained? Because that is my assessment.
    , @Bill B.
    I have the perfect book for you:


    3. Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree by Tariq Ali

    Spain 1499. A novel set in a disappeared Arab world. In the final days of the Muslim kingdom of Andalus, Ali's characters feel overwhelmed by encroaching Christian intolerance. He seems to mark it as the moment when the flowering of medieval Islamic culture shifted onto the stultifying road that leads to bin Laden, and when the west began the imperialistic, racist expansion that would converge so devastatingly with that path in the last decade.


    (A Guardian Top 10s column. Tariq Ali is an ageing, foppish, Pakistani aristo-Marxist who has lived in the London he despises for decades.)
    , @marwan
    David Duke recast as an agent provocateur puppet of the Zionists ??
    Say it aint so !!!!!!!!!!
    , @Twirlip
    You must be really disgusted with the racist Latina moderator tonight then.

    "I'm looking forward to having the candidates answering more specific questions about Hispanics, not as broad as when they're asked by other media," said Telemundo anchor María Celeste Arrarás
    , @Stephen R. Diamond

    I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.
     
    You do realize that white nationalism is the main ideology here?
    , @Mr. Anon
    "I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much."

    Do you hate people who love their own families too? You know - those awful familialists? Hate, hate, hate them?

    I bet you hate slavey too.

    I hate slavery

    Please ignore my previous reply to you. I thought you were someone worth responding too.

    I was wrong.

    You are a ridiculous clown.

    , @tbraton
    " Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent."

    I'm puzzled about your numbers. Where did you come up with the idea that Trump needs 56% of the delegates to get the nomination? Everything I have read says he needs only a bare majority (50+%) on the first round to get the nomination or 1237 delegates, not the 1406 you claim. http://www.270towin.com/2016-republican-nomination/ How do you explain the discrepancy? Or is your purpose for posting here to spread disinformation like your David Duke story? This seems like a strange place for someone who claims to have a black wife to be posting.
  71. @Flinders Petrie
    Interesting, Cruz is trying to position himself to the right of Trump on immigration.

    I hope it moves Trump farther to the right on immigration.

    Regardless, it shifts the Overton window. Everyone must admit that the shift in the Overton window has been remarkable during this cycle.

    I had thought that the shift would be like the pent-up demand for housing after WW2. An explosion no one expected, that Democrats assumed was impossible. But here we go. President Trump? It is starting to look like not just a a plausible scenario, but a possibility, and more and more like a probable outcome.

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  72. MarkinLA says:
    @iSteveFan
    I guess it looks like Poles are now going to be used as the scapegoat for immigration in the US as they are in the UK. Meanwhile Mexicans and Pakistanis are not to be mentioned.

    I am a Pollack. If ending immigration means using disparaging terms to describe us, I will take it.

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    • Replies: @utu
    Poland the Winkelried of Nations.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Are you a child or grandchild of Jackson?
    , @Hunsdon
    Dirty Poles! Filthy Poles! Slackers. Haters. Never done anything since you broke up with Lithuania. (Dang it, I'm trying as hard as I can to disparage Poland, but we've still got the same immigration problems. Sigh, back to Sienkowicz.)
  73. @Massimo Heitor
    Who does everyone want to win the presidency? Or the nomination? I'm _guessing_ this crowd is mostly Trump fans? Some Cruz fans?

    I like Trump's personality and media savvy and ability to publicly flip liberal politically correct thinking upside down.

    But on straight policy, I absolutely prefer Cruz. Particularly on two issues:

    Health care: Trump wants even more government control, Cruz wants more of a competitive free market. The idea that regular working families can easily have ~$20k/year deducted from their salary (including the employer side deduction) and have very little say on how this is spent is just out of control. And the idea that ~55% of US emergency care is "uncompensated" and must be funded by other political tricks is also completely out of control.

    Free Trade: The big difference between trade of goods and immigration is with trade, both parties are very clearly willing participants voluntarily entering a transaction. With immigration, the immigrant clearly wants to move, but the host society and people don't have any choice beyond federal limits they vote into place.

    There is also the issue of who is more electable in a general election... Trump is more polarizing and inspires more people to vote either way. Cruz is less offensive but also less inspiring to average americans who don't understand deep policy. I have no idea which has better odds in the general election.

    Immigration is the essential issue. Otherwise your serfdom has already been arranged.

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  74. TheBoom says:
    @Anonymous
    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    “I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.” Then you must hate the entire Social Justice warrior bunch.

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    • Replies: @ConservativeWonker
    Yes, I cannot stand organizations that make race or ethnicity part of their policy. I don’t understand why the “Hispanic” vote is so important in the debate. What should matter is the American vote. Racialist identity politics is a horror.
  75. Tiny Duck says:

    Trump has been endorsed by David Duke.

    No one in there right mind is going to vote for this clown now.

    Rubio will be the nominee and you guys can go have a good cry.

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    • Replies: @iSteveFan
    Why is that different than being endorsed by Al Sharpton?
    , @MarkinLA
    It's too late for anybody to care about Duke's endorsement. Calling people racists and guilt by association has been played out. You can thank Trump for finally killing it off.
    , @antipater_1
    Hardly anyone even knows who David Duke is and those few who do not care.
    By the way Tiny Dick, you should learn the difference between the two words "there" and "their." It might help you seem at least marginally educated.
    , @Hunsdon
    Wanna put some money on it, Tiny?
    , @RadicalCenter
    It won't hurt trump at all. Offending and annoying self-hating brainwashed little pussies like you will just be a bonus for many of his supporters.
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
    "Trump has been endorsed by David Duke.

    No one in there right mind is going to vote for this clown now.
    "

    I hate to break the news to you, but in the real world, no one gives a rat's ass who David Duke endorses. And frankly, the fact you don't already realize this, suggests you're not overly bright.
  76. iSteveFan says:
    @Anonymous
    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    Interesting that an unsolicited endorsement from David Duke, (did he ever ever try to physically harm anyone), will sink Trump. But Al Sharpton, who instigated the Freddie’s Fashion Mart killings, is sought out by Hillary and Bernie who deem his endorsement critical to their campaign.

    As Don King would say, “only in America”.

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    • Replies: @ConservativeWonker
    David Duke is a horror from strategic perspective. He hurt Trumps chances which means he hurt his own intrest has Trump is slightly changing the political discourse giving more room to soft white identity politics. Duke would not directly benefit but someone like identitarian Richard B. Spencer does benefit as he is much less radical. Secondly, I personally not like Duke, Spencer or any ethnic/racial nationalist as their views are a horror for domestic minorities. African-Americans are clearly a part of United States and people like Duke and Spencer reject their “right” to be a part of this country. Criticizing legal and illegal immigration is one thing but these people are just far out from any sane political thought. When say this I don’t endorse non-white identity politics (including Jewish) either. I think we should gather under a non-racialized citizenship.
  77. utu says:
    @MarkinLA
    I am a Pollack. If ending immigration means using disparaging terms to describe us, I will take it.

    Poland the Winkelried of Nations.

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    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    If this is supposed to be some kind of knock on Poland, there are plenty of worse places. In addition, Poland did likely save Europe at Vienna in 1683.
  78. anon says:
    @Anonymous
    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    I just wanted to say that you seem like a really deep and thoughtful person. I truly admire the courage it must take to denounce racism in such a public fashion in the year 2016.

    I just hope you don’t suffer any negative consequences for your brave stance, like losing your job. I hope you’ve thought about that possibility.

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    Yes, I denounce all racism including racism against whites.
  79. MarkinLA says:
    @Anonymous
    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    Please take your meds.

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  80. Simonini says:

    This debate cannot be helping our chances of winning the general election. Who decides the structure of these things?

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  81. Kyle a says:
    @Anonymous
    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    Calm down sister

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  82. @newrouter
    the mailman son wants to "complete the border"

    The mailman’s son also doesn’t know we already have guest worker programs–about 30 of them. He thinks we haven’t tried them yet. He also thinks withholding citizenship from illegal aliens is sufficient punishment for them, while in fact they couldn’t care less about it. Kasich just said that “What America needs is jobs, jobs, and jobs!” but he doesn’t seem to mind if newly arrived or legalized immigrants are taking them.

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  83. @TheBoom
    "I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much." Then you must hate the entire Social Justice warrior bunch.

    Yes, I cannot stand organizations that make race or ethnicity part of their policy. I don’t understand why the “Hispanic” vote is so important in the debate. What should matter is the American vote. Racialist identity politics is a horror.

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    So the right course of action for whites who are the only group not allowed to use racial identity politics is what?
  84. William says:
    @MG
    "I'm not going to pay for that fucking wall." - Vicente Fox, ex-President of Mexico.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/02/25/former_mexican_president_vicente_fox_to_trump_im_not_paying_for_that_fing_wall.html

    I wonder if he still believes Mexicans do the jobs “even the blacks won’t do?”

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  85. iSteveFan says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Trump has been endorsed by David Duke.

    No one in there right mind is going to vote for this clown now.

    Rubio will be the nominee and you guys can go have a good cry.

    Why is that different than being endorsed by Al Sharpton?

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  86. @Anonymous
    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency

    Are you suggesting that Mitt Romney was untrained? Because that is my assessment.

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    • Replies: @ConservativeWonker
    Mitt Romney was a fool and that was why he lost against Obama.
    , @Matra
    Given that he used the word monkey he must've been referring to the Smirking Chimp.
  87. MarkinLA says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Trump has been endorsed by David Duke.

    No one in there right mind is going to vote for this clown now.

    Rubio will be the nominee and you guys can go have a good cry.

    It’s too late for anybody to care about Duke’s endorsement. Calling people racists and guilt by association has been played out. You can thank Trump for finally killing it off.

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    • Replies: @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    I agree, people are so sick of that, and because it has happened so much it has lost a lot of its power... And Trump doesn't care or back down

    Also, check this out: I was lifting weights tonight and three Hispanics and an African-American walked in. They turned on the debate. One Hispanic shouted to turn it off, that Trump was a racist etc. To my astonishment, a debate broke out among these guys. The black guy and the most mestizo looking Hispanic like Trump and continued to watch the debate while on the treadmill!
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Calling people racists and guilt by association has been played out. You can thank Trump for finally killing it off.
     
    The president you love to hate deftly brushed off the John Birch Society's endorsement by explaining they came around to his views, not he to theirs. Watch Donald do the same.
  88. @MarkinLA
    I am a Pollack. If ending immigration means using disparaging terms to describe us, I will take it.

    Are you a child or grandchild of Jackson?

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    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Did I misspell it? Is it Polack or Pollack? See what happens with political correctness, everybody has forgotten their Polish jokes.
  89. Rex May says: • Website
    @NC
    Worrying about free trade and healthcare is ridiculous when white children are already a minority in the US. I care about blood and soil, and Trump is the only candidate that even understands the concept. Libertarian ideological straight jackets mean nothing to me. Every quasi religious concept about liberty and freedom has been used by a parasitic elite in the name of open borders, offshoring and outsourcing and against white males. Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.

    Libertarianism is a coward's ideology. It's an attempt by white males to argue in their own interest by ideological means instead of arguing plainly for what's in the interest of their own blood and culture like every other ethnic group does. Every libertarian ideal has been turned against them by their ideological opponents. To be a libertarian you have to believe in open borders and free trade (or make some Rube Goldberg argument about why it's more libertarian to believe otherwise) despite the fact that this is dispossessing and impoverishing white males who make up 99.9999% of all the libertarians that ever were or ever will be. To be a libertarian means to choose liberty over survival because how can you be a libertarian if you let sanity trump laissez-faire? In the future, when the last libertarian is bludgeoned to death with the last copy of Atlas Shrugs by some black panther militia man, he'll be bitching with his dying breath about violations of his property rights and voluntary agreements.

    Beautifully said and dead right, NC. I made a quibcag from it here:
    LIbertarian Nationalist

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  90. @Buck Dodgers Superstar
    Why did CNN allow that foreigner to question the candidates AND when is she going to ask Trump a question?? Or she just there to freeze Trump out?

    There are a lot fo foreign accents that are pleasant to the ear. The Spanish accent we hear from the Telemundo termagent is really grating, along with her imperious attitude, presuming to lecture Americans on the basis of what is in the interest of foreigners. I also hate that la raza-signalling pronunciation of “Lateeno.” I much prefer Derbyshire’s anglicized version: “Latin – O.”

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  91. MarkinLA says:
    @utu
    Poland the Winkelried of Nations.

    If this is supposed to be some kind of knock on Poland, there are plenty of worse places. In addition, Poland did likely save Europe at Vienna in 1683.

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  92. @iSteveFan

    I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.
     
    Interesting that an unsolicited endorsement from David Duke, (did he ever ever try to physically harm anyone), will sink Trump. But Al Sharpton, who instigated the Freddie's Fashion Mart killings, is sought out by Hillary and Bernie who deem his endorsement critical to their campaign.

    As Don King would say, "only in America".

    David Duke is a horror from strategic perspective. He hurt Trumps chances which means he hurt his own intrest has Trump is slightly changing the political discourse giving more room to soft white identity politics. Duke would not directly benefit but someone like identitarian Richard B. Spencer does benefit as he is much less radical. Secondly, I personally not like Duke, Spencer or any ethnic/racial nationalist as their views are a horror for domestic minorities. African-Americans are clearly a part of United States and people like Duke and Spencer reject their “right” to be a part of this country. Criticizing legal and illegal immigration is one thing but these people are just far out from any sane political thought. When say this I don’t endorse non-white identity politics (including Jewish) either. I think we should gather under a non-racialized citizenship.

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    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Admittedly, you don't make much sense, but I get the drift. Duke gave an unsolicited endorsement to Trump. Therefore, Trump is unfit to be President and should withdraw so that Rubio can get the nomination because, even though he is playing Hispanic identity politics, Duke did not endorse him.

    How much is the RNC paying you to write this?
    , @anon
    He hurt Trumps chances which means he hurt his own intrest has Trump is slightly changing the political discourse giving more room to soft white identity politics.

    Except that David Duke was already promoting Trump back in August, and Trump said back then that he didn't want David Duke's endorsement. It doesn't seem to have done too much damage so far.
    , @ben tillman
    Hello, R.L.
    , @Mr. Anon
    "Duke would not directly benefit but someone like identitarian Richard B. Spencer does benefit as he is much less radical."

    Duke is a clown and publicity whore. He started out handing out leaflets to college students while wearing a swastika armband. He has nothing really in common with Richard Spencer. I don't think anyone on the alt-right takes him (Duke) seriously.

    "Secondly, I personally not like Duke, Spencer or any ethnic/racial nationalist as their views are a horror for domestic minorities."

    I don't know of anyone on the alt-right who advocates ethnic cleansing or apartheid. What most of them want is simply an end to the bullshit. An end to the pretend public discourse where all races are the same and whites are to blame for all the problems of blacks and hispanics (when they are, in fact, to blame for none of them). They want the restoration of America as a fundmentally white country, which it historically was, in terms of its laws, its institutions, and its cultural mores. It doesn't mean that blacks would be forced to live in ghettos. It would mean that loathsome, useless degenerates like Snoop-Dog and Kanye west wouldn't be given a public forum and treated as some kind of culture heroes. Or that public spaces would be filled with SJW propaganda as they are now.

    "I think we should gather under a non-racialized citizenship."

    And where has that ever proved effective or even realizable? I thought that conservatism is supposed to be rooted in reality. You're just engaging in hopeful day-dreaming.

  93. You have effectively highlighted the problem.

    Any dirtbag BLM Sharpton la raza SWPL can back a leftie and it doesn’t matter, but if some version of this on the Alt Right backs a guy then that guy should withdraw from the race.

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  94. @anon
    I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    I just wanted to say that you seem like a really deep and thoughtful person. I truly admire the courage it must take to denounce racism in such a public fashion in the year 2016.

    I just hope you don't suffer any negative consequences for your brave stance, like losing your job. I hope you've thought about that possibility.

    Yes, I denounce all racism including racism against whites.

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    Can you tell us what racism is and why it's so bad?
  95. @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency
     
    Are you suggesting that Mitt Romney was untrained? Because that is my assessment.

    Mitt Romney was a fool and that was why he lost against Obama.

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    Romney lost because after the first debate he decided to stop fighting. Two missed opportunities to deliver a body blow were when Obama went after him about self-deportation, which Romney could have easily defended, and when he let Candy Crowley inaccurately correct him, taking Obama's side, in the middle of the debate. He could have shown fight, and he didn't.
  96. @Ripple Earthdevil
    Is anyone around here hip to The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe?

    According to their theory, we're experiencing a political realignment of the type that happens every eighty years or so. Ergo, right on schedule.

    For better or worse, one Donald J. Trump appears to be emerging as the Grey Champion of our current Crisis. Following in the footsteps of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    I was just thinking that last night. Syncs up in Europe too. The 13th Generation is a Reactive Generation according to Strauss and Howe: practical, solve the problem, sacrifice now for the future of our kids…
    [Though Europe's post War generation had to rebuild and was toughened by the deprivation of the times, our Silent Generation was protected and soft -so the Japanese and German Silent Generation equivalents ate our lunch in the 70s and 80s...]
    Now the liberal Boomers and 68ers, on the verge of destroying the West together in a fit of their perpetually adolescent ,”I’d like to buy the world a Coke and I HATE my Daddy!” LSD flashback rage… are coming face to face with the Reaction: Gen X is staying quiet at work and pulling the levers for Trump

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    That's an interesting hypothesis, that Trump is getting the strongest support from GenX. Has polling via age range borne this out?
  97. Andrew says:
    @antipater_1
    Well if McCain had won, instead of Kagan and Sotomayer you would have gotten Sotomayer and Kagan .
    Republican presidents have routinely made bone headed supreme court picks over the decades. The Democrats on the other hand never mess these SC picks up from their point of view.

    What makes you think the Republicans messed up Stevens, O’Connor,Kennedy, Souter, etc.?

    It makes more sense that it was on purpose.

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  98. MarkinLA says:
    @ConservativeWonker
    Yes, I cannot stand organizations that make race or ethnicity part of their policy. I don’t understand why the “Hispanic” vote is so important in the debate. What should matter is the American vote. Racialist identity politics is a horror.

    So the right course of action for whites who are the only group not allowed to use racial identity politics is what?

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    • Replies: @ConservativeWonker
    I agree with you that Christian White-Americans are the only group who are not given the right to play identity politics. I think whites should do like Jewish Voices for Peace – and advocate non-racialist liberalism. Why not “White Voices for Liberal Democracy”?
    , @Vendetta
    To discredit identity politics across the board. Preferable outcome, but a harder goal to reach since it entails changing others' behavior vs. just changing your own.
  99. MarkinLA says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Are you a child or grandchild of Jackson?

    Did I misspell it? Is it Polack or Pollack? See what happens with political correctness, everybody has forgotten their Polish jokes.

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  100. Bill P says:

    White working class voters are seeing Cruz and Rubio attacking Trump and thinking “these two nasty Mexicans are attacking our man Trump.”

    Seriously. The pundits have no idea how this stuff plays out in flyover land. Every blow the “Mexicans” Cruz and Rubio land will only lead to more pushback from white voters. Somehow, the chatterers have lost sight of the fact that the elite establishment types represent well under 10% of the GOP voter base.

    I don’t know who came up with the idea to make the GOP a Hispanic-issues party, but whoever did was either stupid or a very clever saboteur. Hell, even Mexican politicians are scared of Trump, because he got more votes from the people they shoved out of Mexico than their political equivalents Cruz and Rubio. Who would have thought that Mexicans who fled Mexico would prefer a guy who takes on the politicians who dispossessed them and forced them to leave their homeland?

    In the meanwhile, an unhinged Ross Douthat makes fairly explicit tweets about the benefits of assassinating Trump and that great humanitarian Jeff Bezos orders WaPo to write an editorial every other day about the need to stop Trump.

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    • Replies: @Hail
    Both Cruz and Rubio seem to be totally European by ancestry, FWIW.
    , @AndrewR
    Durr Trump supporters dont inow the difference between Cuban and Mexico theyre so dumb amirite
  101. Trump said we’d be better off if Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein were still in power.

    Funny to hear a Republican say that.

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    Respect to Trump for saying that; he's right!
    , @Hunsdon
    I remember a time back when the GOP wasn't all in favor of any war, anywhere, at any time. Back in the first Clinton term, IIRC. And, honestly, wouldn't we be better off with Qathappy and S. Hussein running Libya and Iraq?
    , @tbraton
    "Trump said we’d be better off if Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein were still in power.

    Funny to hear a Republican say that."

    That wasn't the first time Trump said that. In fact, I remember Sen. Rand Paul making the same statements at some of the debates before he withdrew from the race. In light of the fact that both the Iraq War and the Libyan War produced chaos, wouldn't the natural conclusion be that it was a mistake to attack and overthrow Saddam Hussein and Qaddafi? Wouldn't that mean that we had no vital national interests at stake in overthrowing either dictator and that, absent our involvement in either war, those dictators likely would still be in power? I'm somewhat puzzled that you are bothered by Trump's statement. That indicates to me that you haven't thought through the problem of Iraq or Libya---or Syria, for that matter. What difference should it make to the U.S. who rules in those countries?

  102. @Anonymous
    Cruz has serious elevators in his shoes! I am 5'11" and stood beside both Trump and Cruz. Trump was a good 4 inches taller than me. Cruz shorter. But on stage Cruz was close to Trump's height and had a weird stance. Bizarre! Visuals are important but really??

    Remember one of the earlier debates when ¡YEB! was standing up on his tip toes? Trump ridiculed him and ¡YEB! sank a little further.

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  103. Carson : “Would someone attack me please.”

    LOL.

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    • Replies: @Dew
    Carson : “Would someone attack me please.”

    That had to be one the funniest lines in the debate. Kasich and Carson were mostly non-entities though.

    The shouting match between Trump, Cruz, and Marco Roboto was quite amusing too. Pretty ridiculous moment.

  104. Matra says: • Website
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency
     
    Are you suggesting that Mitt Romney was untrained? Because that is my assessment.

    Given that he used the word monkey he must’ve been referring to the Smirking Chimp.

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  105. gruff says:
    @Anon7
    Quick OT, but I finally figured out why everyone has to go to college now. It would be one more thing we didn't have to debate about.

    I got it when I saw this picture on imgur:

    http://i.imgur.com/N3pgVYq.jpg

    Nobody's daughter wants to be this guy. Our society would have to admit that all the invisible guys who design and build and maintain and tear down and rebuild are being disrespected and that the only future that women want is a free paycheck plus benefits that they get while keeping their clothes and hair and nails nice - white collar work that college grads get.

    And yes, the oligarchs can make big profits by importing illegal labor that builds to Mexico's standard, except in their gated community. Blue collar guys get squeezed out.

    The top line in that macro should read “Not everybody is a lawyer or a doctor “. The statement “Everybody isn’t a lawyer or doctor” is manifestly false. Obviously some people are lawyers or doctors.

    Let us promote blue collar work but let us also go back to teaching basic command of English in the primary and secondary schools.

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  106. @Harry Baldwin
    Romney supporters didn’t hate McCain supporters and vice versa.

    I've always hated McCain. I couldn't vote for him even against Obama.

    I’ve always hated McCain. I couldn’t vote for him even against Obama.

    Me too. (Well, I didn’t really hate him until his amnesty shilling and flat out nastiness against patriots.) But “me too” on the voting. First election in 32 years i couldn’t come up with a reason to vote for the lesser of two evils. Since we were supposed to vote for a black guy, i wrote in Thomas Sowell.

    But now there is someone to vote *for*. He may be a obnoxious occasionally vulgar windbag … but he’s actually on my side!

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  107. Leftist conservative [AKA "Trump Kills Last Mosquito, Places Tiny Make America Great Hat On ZikaHead Baby"] says: • Website

    A young Marco Rubio, full of hope, attending a Trump University seminar…carrying a copy of Art of the Deal…”Foam party tonight? I don’t know, Julio. I need to study this stuff!…..Oh.. ok!”

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  108. MarkinLA says:
    @ConservativeWonker
    David Duke is a horror from strategic perspective. He hurt Trumps chances which means he hurt his own intrest has Trump is slightly changing the political discourse giving more room to soft white identity politics. Duke would not directly benefit but someone like identitarian Richard B. Spencer does benefit as he is much less radical. Secondly, I personally not like Duke, Spencer or any ethnic/racial nationalist as their views are a horror for domestic minorities. African-Americans are clearly a part of United States and people like Duke and Spencer reject their “right” to be a part of this country. Criticizing legal and illegal immigration is one thing but these people are just far out from any sane political thought. When say this I don’t endorse non-white identity politics (including Jewish) either. I think we should gather under a non-racialized citizenship.

    Admittedly, you don’t make much sense, but I get the drift. Duke gave an unsolicited endorsement to Trump. Therefore, Trump is unfit to be President and should withdraw so that Rubio can get the nomination because, even though he is playing Hispanic identity politics, Duke did not endorse him.

    How much is the RNC paying you to write this?

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    • Replies: @ConservativeWonker
    Rubio is playing Hispanic identity politics (which I don’t like) and I don’t support him. My point was when Trump is endorsed by KKK-leaders it reflects badly on Trump and could even destroy is chances to be elected. Identitarian Richard B. Spencer holds the same position as I do on publicly endorse Trump. If you want Trump to win people like Duke should not endorse him and call his thugs to take over his campaign. I personally hoped for Rand Paul but now when he is gone I prefer Trump before the other candidates as I agree with Trump on securing the border and his relative neutrality on the Israel-Palestinian conflict and slight non-interventionist policy. I also agree with Trump on his view on the current trade deals. However, I don’t agree with Trump on healthcare and I’m significantly more free market than him. On the Democratic side I’m carefully positive to Bernie Sanders. I don’t like white/black/Jewish/Asian nationalism because of philosophical reasons aside that my wife is African-American and our daughter is mixed.
  109. @Jim Don Bob
    There are only two reasons I held my nose and voted for McCain: Kagan and Sotomayer.

    I voted for McCain. Should I have voted for Obama instead?

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    • Replies: @Kevin O'Keeffe
    "I voted for McCain. Should I have voted for Obama instead?"

    Maybe. Personally, I voted for Ralph Nader in 2008, but if I'd lived in a competitive state (rather than a guaranteed blue one, at the time), I would've held my nose, and voted for Obama. Because I feared a John McCain presidency could've, well, quite possibly rendered the the surface of the Earth as lifeless as that of the Moon....
  110. Bill B. says:
    @Anonymous
    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    I have the perfect book for you:

    3. Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree by Tariq Ali

    Spain 1499. A novel set in a disappeared Arab world. In the final days of the Muslim kingdom of Andalus, Ali’s characters feel overwhelmed by encroaching Christian intolerance. He seems to mark it as the moment when the flowering of medieval Islamic culture shifted onto the stultifying road that leads to bin Laden, and when the west began the imperialistic, racist expansion that would converge so devastatingly with that path in the last decade.

    (A Guardian Top 10s column. Tariq Ali is an ageing, foppish, Pakistani aristo-Marxist who has lived in the London he despises for decades.)

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  111. Hail says: • Website
    @Bill P
    White working class voters are seeing Cruz and Rubio attacking Trump and thinking "these two nasty Mexicans are attacking our man Trump."

    Seriously. The pundits have no idea how this stuff plays out in flyover land. Every blow the "Mexicans" Cruz and Rubio land will only lead to more pushback from white voters. Somehow, the chatterers have lost sight of the fact that the elite establishment types represent well under 10% of the GOP voter base.

    I don't know who came up with the idea to make the GOP a Hispanic-issues party, but whoever did was either stupid or a very clever saboteur. Hell, even Mexican politicians are scared of Trump, because he got more votes from the people they shoved out of Mexico than their political equivalents Cruz and Rubio. Who would have thought that Mexicans who fled Mexico would prefer a guy who takes on the politicians who dispossessed them and forced them to leave their homeland?

    In the meanwhile, an unhinged Ross Douthat makes fairly explicit tweets about the benefits of assassinating Trump and that great humanitarian Jeff Bezos orders WaPo to write an editorial every other day about the need to stop Trump.

    Both Cruz and Rubio seem to be totally European by ancestry, FWIW.

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    • Replies: @Bill P
    Rubio I don't think so, but Cruz could be. Anyway, that isn't what really matters. Most Americans aren't so hung up about the distinction between mestizo/Indian and white as people think. For example, Russell Means probably would do surprisingly well as an insurgent Republican today if he were still alive.

    The point is that Rubio comes off as a privileged foreigner, and Cruz only a little bit less so. We'd be better off with an American Indian than a white Cuban or an Argentine like Pope Francis. But the Republican establishment is as contemptuous of ethnic Americans as the Democrat party. If they had their way, we would not have one single person representing us in the executive, legislative or judicial branch of the federal US government.
  112. Taco says:
    @antipater_1
    Well if McCain had won, instead of Kagan and Sotomayer you would have gotten Sotomayer and Kagan .
    Republican presidents have routinely made bone headed supreme court picks over the decades. The Democrats on the other hand never mess these SC picks up from their point of view.

    Republican presidents have routinely made bone headed supreme court picks over the decades.

    I voted for W and all I got was this lousy obamacare.

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  113. Anon7 says:
    @SFG
    I agree with the rest of your statement 100%. Yeah, the Democratic base does not want to be that guy, the Democratic elite doesn't like that guy, and yeah, that guy is getting screwed.

    But that's not why they want to send everyone to college. They want to send everyone to college because

    (A) Colleges get truckloads of money and are full of Democrats
    (B) Liberals have this huge faith in education and think that if everyone goes to college, everyone can be a lawyer and have a nice job.

    I should have added that the idea that everyone should go to college supports one of the Big Lies that underpins liberalism, that men and women are identical. Since men and women are identical, job categories which men are happy to do but women can’t stand (i.e., practical blue collar work) can’t really exist. Or they shouldn’t exist, which is the point of making everyone go to college.

    The real problem are the trade agreements and immigration policies that have carved the middle right out of the American economy and have taken the heart right out of tens of millions of American men. Can Trump save us? I only hope it’s not too late, and that he can actually effect change.

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  114. @iSteveFan
    Massimo, immigration is the number one issue. We could enact 90 percent tax rates and provide free health care like Canada on steroids. Both of which would be reversible when the country realizes the bill cannot be paid.

    But mass immigration is replacing the population. And sooner or later your nation will no longer be your nation. That's why immigration, not just illegal BTW, should be the top priority.

    Trade is definitely a second place issue for me ahead of health care. Suffice it to say I take a more protectionist bent on this issue. I don't get Cruz's support of the Trans Pacific Partnership since it appears to give away too much sovereignty. I did like Trump's remarks about Carrier relocating to Mexico. He said as President he'd call the Carrier exec and tell him that if he wants to bring those AC units back to the USA, he'd face a 35 percent tariff.

    We have half the population on the left side of the IQ curve. So everyone can't be programmers, engineers, doctors and such. I see no need to offshore jobs that Americans could be doing. And I don't see any benefit to allowing the products of those offshored jobs free access to our market.

    Massimo, immigration is the number one issue. We could enact 90 percent tax rates and provide free health care like Canada on steroids. Both of which would be reversible when the country realizes the bill cannot be paid.

    But mass immigration is replacing the population. And sooner or later your nation will no longer be your nation. That’s why immigration, not just illegal BTW, should be the top priority.

    According to this, the smarter strategy would be to develop a high birth rate culture. If your demographic averages 6+ kids per couple no policy can stop you.

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    I have 5!

    I wish everyone here would emulate me.

    Have a van full!
    , @iSteveFan
    No. Six kids per couple would lead to a population explosion. We don't need that. We have 320 million people today. Take out the post 1965 immigrants and their kids, and we have somewhere around 250 million. That is plenty. We had 140 million during WW2.

    Keep in mind 250 million today would put us at fourth place instead of our current position of third. And even with the 140 million of WW2, we would still be 10th most populous nation.
    , @AnotherDad

    According to this, the smarter strategy would be to develop a high birth rate culture. If your demographic averages 6+ kids per couple no policy can stop you.
     
    No, you're just not getting it.

    It's immigration. We don't want to be *replaced*. We don't want our culture to be replaced. We want to live in a white nation, with white traditions, values, mores. It's not a question of outbreeding invaders--though that's helpful when you're invaded--we simply don't want invaders, period.

    Furthermore, while it would be great to change the culture and get smart women to concentrate on family life and have your six kids, in order to have eugenic fertility, in terms of absolute numbers we don't really want more people. It was a pleasant nation when i was born with less than 200m people. If TPTB hadn't forced open the flood gates, we'd have peaked at and still be at around 250 million now. (Maybe a touch more because opening the flood gates and the "affordable family formation" suppression it engenders, is one of the fertility suppressors.) That would be more pleasant number. One of the benefits of being an American has always been the relative availability to afford a patch of dirt or enjoy the wide open spaces. And 250 is way, way more pleasant than the half a billion we're headed toward before century's end if we don't shut the damn door.

    But the key point--we have the right and want to leave to the nation to *our* children and grandchildren.

    And as iSteveFan points out, that is the *only* issue that matters. All the random political b.s.--ex. "health care"--is not just secondary, but tertiary or beyond and is reversible. You screw it up you can--if you still own your nation--unscrew it. But with continued mass immigration America will no longer be America and the other issues wouldn't matter even if you could still win on them politically--which in fact you won't.

    Conservatives who aren't single issue voters on immigration are just clueless fools. Long term nothing else matters in determining the sort of nation our children inherit.
  115. Hail says: • Website

    The White Death Issue comes up (by proxy):

    Hispanic Moderator: Why not a border fence with Canada? Terrorists can get in that way.
    Trump: Give me a break.
    Hispanic Moderator: It’s true! ISIS said they would use Canada –
    Trump: Excuse me. Excuse me.
    Hispanic Moderator: — to bring terrorists into the USA.
    Trump: No. We don’t have a big problem with Canada. We have a big problem with drugs, and it comes from Mexico. I won big in New Hampshire, a landslide. Do you know what the people said was their biggest problem up there? Beautiful state, I love the people. Do you know what they said? Heroin. Heroin is their biggest problem. Where does it come from? The Mexican cartels are shipping it in. We have to get serious.

    (Paraphrased)

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    I'm glad Trump has been pointing out that the flood of cheap heroin is coming across our southern border. Hillary and Bernie talked about the heroin problem but neither would DARE mention where it comes from. I've talked to intelligent liberals who were under the impression that the heroin in this country comes from Afghanistan, because I suppose that would make it Bush's fault. Afghani heroin goes to Europe and Russia.
  116. anon says:
    @ConservativeWonker
    David Duke is a horror from strategic perspective. He hurt Trumps chances which means he hurt his own intrest has Trump is slightly changing the political discourse giving more room to soft white identity politics. Duke would not directly benefit but someone like identitarian Richard B. Spencer does benefit as he is much less radical. Secondly, I personally not like Duke, Spencer or any ethnic/racial nationalist as their views are a horror for domestic minorities. African-Americans are clearly a part of United States and people like Duke and Spencer reject their “right” to be a part of this country. Criticizing legal and illegal immigration is one thing but these people are just far out from any sane political thought. When say this I don’t endorse non-white identity politics (including Jewish) either. I think we should gather under a non-racialized citizenship.

    He hurt Trumps chances which means he hurt his own intrest has Trump is slightly changing the political discourse giving more room to soft white identity politics.

    Except that David Duke was already promoting Trump back in August, and Trump said back then that he didn’t want David Duke’s endorsement. It doesn’t seem to have done too much damage so far.

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    • Replies: @ConservativeWonker
    Duke and his gang are going further and further and now is ADL and SPLC involved. This was not a problem in the beginning but these KKK people are getting more aggressive. They use Trump as a vessel to spree their hatred about people of color. This is very negative for Donald Trump because he is now forced to disavow them instead of talking politics. Why are not David Duke and these people arrested for hate crimes?
  117. Andrew says:
    @Massimo Heitor

    Massimo, immigration is the number one issue. We could enact 90 percent tax rates and provide free health care like Canada on steroids. Both of which would be reversible when the country realizes the bill cannot be paid.

    But mass immigration is replacing the population. And sooner or later your nation will no longer be your nation. That’s why immigration, not just illegal BTW, should be the top priority.
     
    According to this, the smarter strategy would be to develop a high birth rate culture. If your demographic averages 6+ kids per couple no policy can stop you.

    I have 5!

    I wish everyone here would emulate me.

    Have a van full!

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  118. @MarkinLA
    Free Trade: The big difference between trade of goods and immigration is with trade, both parties are very clearly willing participants voluntarily entering a transaction.

    This is clearly not some hypothetical voluntary agreement of one country trading what it has with another country for what it has like in the economic textbooks. It is about the management of a corporation sending jobs to another country to take advantage of lower wages and weaker environmental standards so those execs get big bonuses and the American taxpayer gets stuck with welfare for the laid off American workers.

    This is clearly not some hypothetical voluntary agreement of one country trading what it has with another country for what it has like in the economic textbooks.

    Even Mike Rowe and his crowd of skilled laborers are doing very well in the US. I know some workers get a raw deal, but ultimately our nation needs to make great stuff other people want and innovate faster than others can replicate. That actually does happen too.

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    Yeah, but the vast number of unskilled people are not master craftsman. They are regular joes who can be trained to do a few things well and are heavily dependent on having a factory in this country like the Carrier guys who have seen their plant move to Mexico? What are these people going to do?

    I know some workers get a raw deal, but ultimately our nation needs to make great stuff other people want and innovate faster than others can replicate.

    What does this have to do with anything? There is plenty of innovation going on in the US. The US leads the world in medical technology and there are still plenty of unemployed ex-factory workers including ex-medical device workers as the factories are moved overseas. Are you trying to say if we don't ship our jobs overseas the rest of the people left here won't be able to innovate any more?
    , @iSteveFan
    But our nation does innovate and make great stuff. The carrier air conditioners were designed here. The company is moving to save on labor. But the only reason they can do so is that they are able to import the finished AC units back to the USA free of charge.

    We have the world's largest and most desirable market. Yet we give away access for nothing. That's like having a great club and not charging a cover. Companies would be happy to pay a fee to get to our market. Or they would be happy to build assembly plants to avoid tariffs altogether. The Chinese know that.

    Not all nations have this privilege. If tiny Jamaica told car makers that they had to manufacture in Jamaica or not sell to that market, then they wouldn't sell. But the US, along with China and a few others have a large enough market to make it worthwhile for others to locate here to avoid tariffs.

    But we give access away free of charge which is a terrible way to negotiate. I think Trump understands that he has those bargaining chips.
    , @Mr. Anon
    "Even Mike Rowe and his crowd of skilled laborers are doing very well in the US. I know some workers get a raw deal, but ultimately our nation needs to make great stuff other people want and innovate faster than others can replicate. That actually does happen too."

    Right. Everybody just needs to be above average.

    Libertarianism doesn't even work in college economics departments. It's not going to work in the wider world either.

    Economists and politicians of both parties have been pushing your prescription for the last quarter century. And yet we are where we are today. It isn't working.
  119. Bugg says:

    No small irony that some of Trump’s biggest GOPe nags are complaining about Trump being impolite, insulting people, yelling etc. are radio bigmouths like Levin and Beck who themselves do little but impolitely yell at and scream louder than their callers.

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    Levin always sounds like a ranting, crazy homeless guy on a street corner. He ought to have an IV drip of thorazine running on him while he broadcasts.
  120. @Tiny Duck
    Trump has been endorsed by David Duke.

    No one in there right mind is going to vote for this clown now.

    Rubio will be the nominee and you guys can go have a good cry.

    Hardly anyone even knows who David Duke is and those few who do not care.
    By the way Tiny Dick, you should learn the difference between the two words “there” and “their.” It might help you seem at least marginally educated.

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  121. Bill P says:
    @Hail
    Both Cruz and Rubio seem to be totally European by ancestry, FWIW.

    Rubio I don’t think so, but Cruz could be. Anyway, that isn’t what really matters. Most Americans aren’t so hung up about the distinction between mestizo/Indian and white as people think. For example, Russell Means probably would do surprisingly well as an insurgent Republican today if he were still alive.

    The point is that Rubio comes off as a privileged foreigner, and Cruz only a little bit less so. We’d be better off with an American Indian than a white Cuban or an Argentine like Pope Francis. But the Republican establishment is as contemptuous of ethnic Americans as the Democrat party. If they had their way, we would not have one single person representing us in the executive, legislative or judicial branch of the federal US government.

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  122. Anonymous says:

    Tonight’s the night the GOP (along w/ morality, conscience, and faith) was saved.

    Rubio is killing Trump. It’s almost painful to watch.

    Rubio is going to mop up on Super Tuesday

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    Rubio is killing Trump.
     
    Interesting take, all the polls all seem to have it as Trump first, Cruz second, and Rubio third. And the Luntz focus group gave it to Cruz by a mile, with Rubio and Trump in a close race for second and third.

    Rubio is going to mop up on Super Tuesday
     
    Based on the pre-debate polls, he was unlikely to win a single state. That's a bold prediction. I guess we'll see.
    , @Unladen Swallow
    If constantly interrupting Trump and acting like a smarmy teenager in debate club ( You're repeating, yourself!, You're repeating yourself! ) is "killing" Trump then I don't think understand much about debate. Just because the crowd was responding to Rubio doesn't mean anything, they were cheering for Jeb! in the South Carolina as well. These debates are stacked full of establishment GOP types, they are going to cheer for every cheap shot Rubio makes even if it lacks any substance. You need to look at the substance of what is being said, not the cheap shot comments designed to appeal to the crowd.
    , @Unladen Swallow
    Incidentally, Chris Matthews has just reported that Rubio had plants in the audience too cheer wildly every time he said something, you can tell because on about 5 or 6 occasions the cheering comes in the middle of Rubio responding and he has stop talking because the squealing is so loud it is drowning out his voice, Brent Baier called it Rubio's velociraptor.
  123. iSteveFan says:
    @Massimo Heitor

    Massimo, immigration is the number one issue. We could enact 90 percent tax rates and provide free health care like Canada on steroids. Both of which would be reversible when the country realizes the bill cannot be paid.

    But mass immigration is replacing the population. And sooner or later your nation will no longer be your nation. That’s why immigration, not just illegal BTW, should be the top priority.
     
    According to this, the smarter strategy would be to develop a high birth rate culture. If your demographic averages 6+ kids per couple no policy can stop you.

    No. Six kids per couple would lead to a population explosion. We don’t need that. We have 320 million people today. Take out the post 1965 immigrants and their kids, and we have somewhere around 250 million. That is plenty. We had 140 million during WW2.

    Keep in mind 250 million today would put us at fourth place instead of our current position of third. And even with the 140 million of WW2, we would still be 10th most populous nation.

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    • Replies: @Travis
    but if we could take out the 40 million hispanic immigrants and 10 million Asians immigrants etc......America would be 15% African American

    I agree we do not need more people and need to significantly curtail immigration, but we also need to encourage whites to have more children. Increasing the white fertility rate to 2.2 from the current 1.8 level will help tremendously...
    , @Hippopotamusdrome
    It's been demonstrated empirically that if you have zero populatin growth, that socio-economic forces will conspire to cause the empty space to be filled with immigrants. The solution to the population explosion would be to have the military impose American-immigration friendly regimes on all other countries and put the extra population there. Once the world is full of Americans we can start terraforming other planets.
  124. MarkinLA says:
    @Massimo Heitor

    This is clearly not some hypothetical voluntary agreement of one country trading what it has with another country for what it has like in the economic textbooks.
     
    Even Mike Rowe and his crowd of skilled laborers are doing very well in the US. I know some workers get a raw deal, but ultimately our nation needs to make great stuff other people want and innovate faster than others can replicate. That actually does happen too.

    Yeah, but the vast number of unskilled people are not master craftsman. They are regular joes who can be trained to do a few things well and are heavily dependent on having a factory in this country like the Carrier guys who have seen their plant move to Mexico? What are these people going to do?

    I know some workers get a raw deal, but ultimately our nation needs to make great stuff other people want and innovate faster than others can replicate.

    What does this have to do with anything? There is plenty of innovation going on in the US. The US leads the world in medical technology and there are still plenty of unemployed ex-factory workers including ex-medical device workers as the factories are moved overseas. Are you trying to say if we don’t ship our jobs overseas the rest of the people left here won’t be able to innovate any more?

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  125. @ConservativeWonker
    David Duke is a horror from strategic perspective. He hurt Trumps chances which means he hurt his own intrest has Trump is slightly changing the political discourse giving more room to soft white identity politics. Duke would not directly benefit but someone like identitarian Richard B. Spencer does benefit as he is much less radical. Secondly, I personally not like Duke, Spencer or any ethnic/racial nationalist as their views are a horror for domestic minorities. African-Americans are clearly a part of United States and people like Duke and Spencer reject their “right” to be a part of this country. Criticizing legal and illegal immigration is one thing but these people are just far out from any sane political thought. When say this I don’t endorse non-white identity politics (including Jewish) either. I think we should gather under a non-racialized citizenship.

    Hello, R.L.

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  126. Hail says: • Website

    They are interviewing Trump after the debate like they do with football players after the game.

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    They are interviewing Trump after the debate like they do with football players after the game.
     
    Notice, he gets the first interview with the network that hosted the debate. I don't see how Rubio or Cruz are going to even make this a contest.
  127. @Anon
    TATTOOS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TATTOOS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Indeed. It’s another symptom of decline. Inability to even simply restrain yourself from marking yourself up in a manner ill-befitting civilized man–like some primitive who just ran out of the rainforest.

    As a normal healthy–but old–heterosexual, i find it particularly repulsive to see these young women–given by nature only this brief window to be objects of great beauty–who disfigure their natural beauty in this repulsive way.

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    In Austin where there are beautiful girls everywhere, I had a professor visiting from Scotland who turned to the class one day and sort of shouted "Why Tattoos!? Don't people know that they are an ancient sign of slavery!?!?" Now when I see a tattoo I just say in my mind, "slave"

    He was reprimanded for speaking like that.

    I was bummed when the really hot Texan I had been pursuing showed me her tramp stamp on the second date. Ugh, so disappointing! Such a waste

  128. iSteveFan says:
    @Massimo Heitor

    This is clearly not some hypothetical voluntary agreement of one country trading what it has with another country for what it has like in the economic textbooks.
     
    Even Mike Rowe and his crowd of skilled laborers are doing very well in the US. I know some workers get a raw deal, but ultimately our nation needs to make great stuff other people want and innovate faster than others can replicate. That actually does happen too.

    But our nation does innovate and make great stuff. The carrier air conditioners were designed here. The company is moving to save on labor. But the only reason they can do so is that they are able to import the finished AC units back to the USA free of charge.

    We have the world’s largest and most desirable market. Yet we give away access for nothing. That’s like having a great club and not charging a cover. Companies would be happy to pay a fee to get to our market. Or they would be happy to build assembly plants to avoid tariffs altogether. The Chinese know that.

    Not all nations have this privilege. If tiny Jamaica told car makers that they had to manufacture in Jamaica or not sell to that market, then they wouldn’t sell. But the US, along with China and a few others have a large enough market to make it worthwhile for others to locate here to avoid tariffs.

    But we give access away free of charge which is a terrible way to negotiate. I think Trump understands that he has those bargaining chips.

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  129. @MarkinLA
    Admittedly, you don't make much sense, but I get the drift. Duke gave an unsolicited endorsement to Trump. Therefore, Trump is unfit to be President and should withdraw so that Rubio can get the nomination because, even though he is playing Hispanic identity politics, Duke did not endorse him.

    How much is the RNC paying you to write this?

    Rubio is playing Hispanic identity politics (which I don’t like) and I don’t support him. My point was when Trump is endorsed by KKK-leaders it reflects badly on Trump and could even destroy is chances to be elected. Identitarian Richard B. Spencer holds the same position as I do on publicly endorse Trump. If you want Trump to win people like Duke should not endorse him and call his thugs to take over his campaign. I personally hoped for Rand Paul but now when he is gone I prefer Trump before the other candidates as I agree with Trump on securing the border and his relative neutrality on the Israel-Palestinian conflict and slight non-interventionist policy. I also agree with Trump on his view on the current trade deals. However, I don’t agree with Trump on healthcare and I’m significantly more free market than him. On the Democratic side I’m carefully positive to Bernie Sanders. I don’t like white/black/Jewish/Asian nationalism because of philosophical reasons aside that my wife is African-American and our daughter is mixed.

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  130. @Bill B.
    I have the perfect book for you:


    3. Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree by Tariq Ali

    Spain 1499. A novel set in a disappeared Arab world. In the final days of the Muslim kingdom of Andalus, Ali's characters feel overwhelmed by encroaching Christian intolerance. He seems to mark it as the moment when the flowering of medieval Islamic culture shifted onto the stultifying road that leads to bin Laden, and when the west began the imperialistic, racist expansion that would converge so devastatingly with that path in the last decade.


    (A Guardian Top 10s column. Tariq Ali is an ageing, foppish, Pakistani aristo-Marxist who has lived in the London he despises for decades.)

    Thank you for the book tip

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  131. marwan says:
    @Anonymous
    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    David Duke recast as an agent provocateur puppet of the Zionists ??
    Say it aint so !!!!!!!!!!

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  132. @Massimo Heitor

    Massimo, immigration is the number one issue. We could enact 90 percent tax rates and provide free health care like Canada on steroids. Both of which would be reversible when the country realizes the bill cannot be paid.

    But mass immigration is replacing the population. And sooner or later your nation will no longer be your nation. That’s why immigration, not just illegal BTW, should be the top priority.
     
    According to this, the smarter strategy would be to develop a high birth rate culture. If your demographic averages 6+ kids per couple no policy can stop you.

    According to this, the smarter strategy would be to develop a high birth rate culture. If your demographic averages 6+ kids per couple no policy can stop you.

    No, you’re just not getting it.

    It’s immigration. We don’t want to be *replaced*. We don’t want our culture to be replaced. We want to live in a white nation, with white traditions, values, mores. It’s not a question of outbreeding invaders–though that’s helpful when you’re invaded–we simply don’t want invaders, period.

    Furthermore, while it would be great to change the culture and get smart women to concentrate on family life and have your six kids, in order to have eugenic fertility, in terms of absolute numbers we don’t really want more people. It was a pleasant nation when i was born with less than 200m people. If TPTB hadn’t forced open the flood gates, we’d have peaked at and still be at around 250 million now. (Maybe a touch more because opening the flood gates and the “affordable family formation” suppression it engenders, is one of the fertility suppressors.) That would be more pleasant number. One of the benefits of being an American has always been the relative availability to afford a patch of dirt or enjoy the wide open spaces. And 250 is way, way more pleasant than the half a billion we’re headed toward before century’s end if we don’t shut the damn door.

    But the key point–we have the right and want to leave to the nation to *our* children and grandchildren.

    And as iSteveFan points out, that is the *only* issue that matters. All the random political b.s.–ex. “health care”–is not just secondary, but tertiary or beyond and is reversible. You screw it up you can–if you still own your nation–unscrew it. But with continued mass immigration America will no longer be America and the other issues wouldn’t matter even if you could still win on them politically–which in fact you won’t.

    Conservatives who aren’t single issue voters on immigration are just clueless fools. Long term nothing else matters in determining the sort of nation our children inherit.

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    • Replies: @Massimo Heitor

    No, you’re just not getting it.

    It’s immigration. We don’t want to be *replaced*. We don’t want our culture to be replaced. We want to live in a white nation, with white traditions, values, mores. It’s not a question of outbreeding invaders–though that’s helpful when you’re invaded–we simply don’t want invaders, period.
     
    Whites are being replaced. And they are not being given a choice of living in a white nation. And whites are most definitely not unified in segregation.

    I get it. I think mass immigration is a disaster. I am a Sailer fan, I'm cheering for Trump, I'd love to see him win, but I'm also being realistic. I like Trump but I'm skeptical about what his election would realistically accomplish.
  133. @anon
    He hurt Trumps chances which means he hurt his own intrest has Trump is slightly changing the political discourse giving more room to soft white identity politics.

    Except that David Duke was already promoting Trump back in August, and Trump said back then that he didn't want David Duke's endorsement. It doesn't seem to have done too much damage so far.

    Duke and his gang are going further and further and now is ADL and SPLC involved. This was not a problem in the beginning but these KKK people are getting more aggressive. They use Trump as a vessel to spree their hatred about people of color. This is very negative for Donald Trump because he is now forced to disavow them instead of talking politics. Why are not David Duke and these people arrested for hate crimes?

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    Why are not David Duke and these people arrested for hate crimes?
     
    Hate crimes? You support arresting people for hate crimes? I can see if someone commits property crime, or physically harms someone. But I don't accept the notion of a hate crime.
    , @Intelligent Dasein
    It's going to be quite the opposite, actually. If Donald Trump's opponents either inside or outside the GOP try to tar him with charge that he was endorsed by David Duke, that's not going to make anybody lose respect for Trump. All it's going to do is spark a lot more interest in David Duke among ordinary Americans who have barely heard of him, and they will start going to Youtube to watch his channel, and will find themselves nodding in agreement with many of the things he says, and finally they will think to themselves, "Why in the hell didn't I know about this guy before?"

    Then they will come to curse the whole liberal politician-media-academe establishment that relegated David Duke to the realms of forbidden discourse, and perhaps begin to see it fully for what it is. It will further cement their support for Trump and will redound to their looking more favorably upon Duke.
    , @MarkinLA
    Why are not David Duke and these people arrested for hate crimes?

    I think you mean thought crimes. Thank god we aren't there yet. However, if you go by the near riot at CSU Mexico over Ben Shapiro (not that I actually care about the twerp who thinks he defines what a conservative is) then we are close.
  134. @TheBoom
    Yes, Trump is galvanizing people to talk back to the powers that be who are culturally cleansing their country and destroying the job market. In return, I expect to see the "metaphors" of shooting Trump to become reality. I would not be surprised to see a serious attempt on his life.

    Only losers get assassinated.

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    • Replies: @CK
    Lincoln
    Garfield
    McKinley
    Kennedy, John
    Losers all.
  135. Dew says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Carson : "Would someone attack me please."

    LOL.

    Carson : “Would someone attack me please.”

    That had to be one the funniest lines in the debate. Kasich and Carson were mostly non-entities though.

    The shouting match between Trump, Cruz, and Marco Roboto was quite amusing too. Pretty ridiculous moment.

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    Ben Carson is pretty funny, both intentionally and otherwise.
    , @JohnnyWalker123
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L03I8f1JSs
  136. Bubba says:
    @Anonymous
    It's OVER for Cruz. Not because of Trump but because of Cruz himself.

    Cruz attacked 'New York Values' instead of 'Manhattan Values.' The latter would've been a home run but he WHIFFED.

    Cruz could've left out the preacher talk in his Iowa victory speech as a gesture to the secular voters ahead. Nope! He went full Baptist and WHIFFED.

    There are many more examples. How can you let your staff take the low road when your campaigning as a Super Christian? Another WHIFF.

    Good bye to Cruz.

    A certified lunatic like Glenn Beck didn’t help Cruz either.

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    • Replies: @jon

    A certified lunatic like Glenn Beck didn’t help Cruz either.
     
    Cruz couldn't even win the post-debate poll at TheBlaze.com (Beck's website).
  137. bomag says:
    @Shaq
    OT: 50th anniversary of the Coleman Report on equality of educational opportunity.

    http://educationnext.org/equality-of-educational-opportunity-today-reconsidering-the-coleman-report-on-its-50th-anniversary/

    Topic: Why has the United States made such little progress?

    Dysgenics and dysfunctional immigration.

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  138. Twirlip says:
    @Anonymous
    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    You must be really disgusted with the racist Latina moderator tonight then.

    “I’m looking forward to having the candidates answering more specific questions about Hispanics, not as broad as when they’re asked by other media,” said Telemundo anchor María Celeste Arrarás

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    • Replies: @ConservativeWonker
    I think there is too much focus on ethnicity although as an analytic perspective I see no problem using ethnicity or race. Hispanic identity politics is just as bad as white identity politics.
  139. @ConservativeWonker
    Yes, I denounce all racism including racism against whites.

    Can you tell us what racism is and why it’s so bad?

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    • Replies: @ConservativeWonker
    Racism = the notion that the government should treat citizens differently because of their racial or ethnic identity. It is bad because it rejects the notion of the (classical) liberal citizenship and what is called civic nationalism. I can be self-critical. Can racism exist without government? Can a society or community (also included a debate of what government is) decide to reject outsiders because of racial preferences? Would it be racism? I’m a civic-nationalist in the sense I believe there ought to be a small government and that it should be neutral towards race and ethnicity but not necessary culture or religion. I do believe that migrants should assimilate and adopt the majority culture and religion. I also believe a state ought to have the right to reject migrants which cannot be assimilated or do not want to assimilate into the majority culture. In my view the ideal government should be based on classical liberal (libertarian) believes so for me personally – I’m within certain boundaries okay with cultural and religious freedom so long they do not go against my libertarian believes.
  140. @MarkinLA
    It's too late for anybody to care about Duke's endorsement. Calling people racists and guilt by association has been played out. You can thank Trump for finally killing it off.

    I agree, people are so sick of that, and because it has happened so much it has lost a lot of its power… And Trump doesn’t care or back down

    Also, check this out: I was lifting weights tonight and three Hispanics and an African-American walked in. They turned on the debate. One Hispanic shouted to turn it off, that Trump was a racist etc. To my astonishment, a debate broke out among these guys. The black guy and the most mestizo looking Hispanic like Trump and continued to watch the debate while on the treadmill!

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    • Replies: @ben tillman

    Also, check this out: I was lifting weights tonight and three Hispanics and an African-American walked in. They turned on the debate. One Hispanic shouted to turn it off, that Trump was a racist etc. To my astonishment, a debate broke out among these guys. The black guy and the most mestizo looking Hispanic like Trump and continued to watch the debate while on the treadmill!
     
    Interesting - thanks for sharing this.
  141. The most disingenuous and worker-demeaning excuse purveyed by globalists is that American workers won’t do certain work. (God forbid paying them enough to accept the jobs.)

    How do y’all like hearing Trump trumpet this same lame-ass excuse?

    Now do you think there’s a chance in hell he would take on mass migration?

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    • Replies: @iSteveFan

    Now do you think there’s a chance in hell he would take on mass migration?
     
    At this point I will take slim chance to no chance.
  142. iSteveFan says:
    @Stephen R. Diamond
    The most disingenuous and worker-demeaning excuse purveyed by globalists is that American workers won't do certain work. (God forbid paying them enough to accept the jobs.)

    How do y'all like hearing Trump trumpet this same lame-ass excuse?

    Now do you think there's a chance in hell he would take on mass migration?

    Now do you think there’s a chance in hell he would take on mass migration?

    At this point I will take slim chance to no chance.

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  143. @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    I was just thinking that last night. Syncs up in Europe too. The 13th Generation is a Reactive Generation according to Strauss and Howe: practical, solve the problem, sacrifice now for the future of our kids...
    [Though Europe's post War generation had to rebuild and was toughened by the deprivation of the times, our Silent Generation was protected and soft -so the Japanese and German Silent Generation equivalents ate our lunch in the 70s and 80s...]
    Now the liberal Boomers and 68ers, on the verge of destroying the West together in a fit of their perpetually adolescent ,"I'd like to buy the world a Coke and I HATE my Daddy!" LSD flashback rage... are coming face to face with the Reaction: Gen X is staying quiet at work and pulling the levers for Trump

    That’s an interesting hypothesis, that Trump is getting the strongest support from GenX. Has polling via age range borne this out?

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    • Replies: @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    Gen Xers are 35-55
    Real Clear Politics has this:

    About half are between 45 and 64 years of age
     
    WSJ has a whole article that talks about ages 18-34 (low support) and 50-64 (His highest support in the article) but interestingly nothing about 35-49
    But a quick look didn't quite give me a perfect Gen X cohort.

    This link seems to show that his highest support is Middle Aged, roughly Gen X, peaking at about 50

    http://politicsthatwork.com/blog/trump-supporters.php
  144. Anon7 says:
    @iSteveFan
    Massimo, immigration is the number one issue. We could enact 90 percent tax rates and provide free health care like Canada on steroids. Both of which would be reversible when the country realizes the bill cannot be paid.

    But mass immigration is replacing the population. And sooner or later your nation will no longer be your nation. That's why immigration, not just illegal BTW, should be the top priority.

    Trade is definitely a second place issue for me ahead of health care. Suffice it to say I take a more protectionist bent on this issue. I don't get Cruz's support of the Trans Pacific Partnership since it appears to give away too much sovereignty. I did like Trump's remarks about Carrier relocating to Mexico. He said as President he'd call the Carrier exec and tell him that if he wants to bring those AC units back to the USA, he'd face a 35 percent tariff.

    We have half the population on the left side of the IQ curve. So everyone can't be programmers, engineers, doctors and such. I see no need to offshore jobs that Americans could be doing. And I don't see any benefit to allowing the products of those offshored jobs free access to our market.

    “But mass immigration is replacing the population. And sooner or later your nation will no longer be your nation. That’s why immigration, not just illegal BTW, should be the top priority.”

    I’ve become horrified by what I think is behind this, and you need to be more explicit. Women and non-white people hate white men and want their influence to be over! This is the culmination of the early women’s movement and the anti-slavery movement that were inextricably linked together in the early 18th century.

    Women and non-white people don’t think about what sustains the country – namely, white men who work and white men who start businesses and white men who have the vision to create great public works like great dams, highways, and yes even Medicare and Social Security. By getting rid of white men they are slitting their own throats and those of their children. But their hatred blinds them.

    What do they think they will wind up with when they finish importing people from every third world pest hole into the US, and systematically frustrating white men and boys in their growth and ambitions? Ah, but they don’t think. And they’re fatally jealous of those who do.

    Do we have a better hope than Trump?

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    Do we have a better hope than Trump?
     
    Twenty years ago we had Pat Buchanan. But no, Trump is probably the last hope and we are not guaranteed he will do what he is saying.
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  146. @AnotherDad

    TATTOOS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Indeed. It's another symptom of decline. Inability to even simply restrain yourself from marking yourself up in a manner ill-befitting civilized man--like some primitive who just ran out of the rainforest.

    As a normal healthy--but old--heterosexual, i find it particularly repulsive to see these young women--given by nature only this brief window to be objects of great beauty--who disfigure their natural beauty in this repulsive way.

    In Austin where there are beautiful girls everywhere, I had a professor visiting from Scotland who turned to the class one day and sort of shouted “Why Tattoos!? Don’t people know that they are an ancient sign of slavery!?!?” Now when I see a tattoo I just say in my mind, “slave”

    He was reprimanded for speaking like that.

    I was bummed when the really hot Texan I had been pursuing showed me her tramp stamp on the second date. Ugh, so disappointing! Such a waste

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    In Austin where there are beautiful girls everywhere ...

    I was bummed when the really hot Texan I had been pursuing showed me her tramp stamp on the second date. Ugh, so disappointing! Such a waste."
     
    Thanks--i finally have one tiny benefit of being an old man. I blessedly did my turn in Austin in the pre-tattoo era. I remember my first arrival there well. After the crappy winter of '78, i was picking between Cornell and Austin for grad school. At Cornell--late March--there was still snow on the ground and the girls were all bundled up. April 1st i arrived in Austin, it was sunny, beautiful and warm and it was the era of short-shorts. The girls all seemed to return a smile and just walking down the sidewalk behind a bouncy bottom was a delight. (Needless to say, i went to Texas.)

    The beautiful bloom of youth doesn't last forever. It's a crime against nature to uglify it.
  147. @Twirlip
    You must be really disgusted with the racist Latina moderator tonight then.

    "I'm looking forward to having the candidates answering more specific questions about Hispanics, not as broad as when they're asked by other media," said Telemundo anchor María Celeste Arrarás

    I think there is too much focus on ethnicity although as an analytic perspective I see no problem using ethnicity or race. Hispanic identity politics is just as bad as white identity politics.

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  148. Mr. Anon says:
    @Thomas
    You pretty much hit the nail on the head. Trump's ongoing success so far despite numerous predictions both of what a Republican candidate had to do to be successful and of his eventual "#PeakTrump" collapse "any day now" has been contrary to the predictions and expectations of the vast majority of people who write or talk about US politics for a living. If he ultimately wins in the general, he'll have exposed them as, at best, incompetent and ill-informed about the supposed subject of their professional and public lives; or, at worst, especially on the Republican side, as likely shills for the consultant and donor classes, who needlessly led the GOP into a quarter-century relative drought of electoral success in Presidential elections since Reagan. That will be a stain that will be hard, if not impossible, to ever wash off, given the Internet as well as how verbose most of these characters have been. These people will be fighting for their professional and public lives. Expect the venom come thick and fast.

    A real puzzle to me though that is still waiting for an answer is why none of the big GOP donors or PACs have yet put forth a major effort to sink Trump with negative ads, or what will happen if and when they try to. After three decades of Republican spinmeisters mastering the art of negative campaigning, their relative reluctance in this cycle is strange.

    “After three decades of Republican spinmeisters mastering the art of negative campaigning, their relative reluctance in this cycle is strange.”

    The Republicans have been pikers compared to the Democrats when it comes to attack ads for most of the last thirty years. Lee Atwater had the knack for it, but he died a long time ago.

    I like attack ads. If the opponent won’t tell you what’s wrong with a candidate who will? There is an old saying I heard once: What’s the difference between an attack ad and a regular political ad? The attack ad has a fact in it.

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  150. iSteveFan says:
    @ConservativeWonker
    Duke and his gang are going further and further and now is ADL and SPLC involved. This was not a problem in the beginning but these KKK people are getting more aggressive. They use Trump as a vessel to spree their hatred about people of color. This is very negative for Donald Trump because he is now forced to disavow them instead of talking politics. Why are not David Duke and these people arrested for hate crimes?

    Why are not David Duke and these people arrested for hate crimes?

    Hate crimes? You support arresting people for hate crimes? I can see if someone commits property crime, or physically harms someone. But I don’t accept the notion of a hate crime.

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    • Replies: @ConservativeWonker
    It was just an open question. I don’t believe in “hate crimes”. I believe in freedom of speech.
    , @Mr. Anon
    ConservativeWanker is probably not a conservative, and based on his stilted writing, probably not a native speaker either.
  151. iSteveFan says:
    @Anon7
    "But mass immigration is replacing the population. And sooner or later your nation will no longer be your nation. That’s why immigration, not just illegal BTW, should be the top priority."

    I've become horrified by what I think is behind this, and you need to be more explicit. Women and non-white people hate white men and want their influence to be over! This is the culmination of the early women's movement and the anti-slavery movement that were inextricably linked together in the early 18th century.

    Women and non-white people don't think about what sustains the country - namely, white men who work and white men who start businesses and white men who have the vision to create great public works like great dams, highways, and yes even Medicare and Social Security. By getting rid of white men they are slitting their own throats and those of their children. But their hatred blinds them.

    What do they think they will wind up with when they finish importing people from every third world pest hole into the US, and systematically frustrating white men and boys in their growth and ambitions? Ah, but they don't think. And they're fatally jealous of those who do.

    Do we have a better hope than Trump?

    Do we have a better hope than Trump?

    Twenty years ago we had Pat Buchanan. But no, Trump is probably the last hope and we are not guaranteed he will do what he is saying.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    He almost certainly won't do what he's saying, but even he does, it won't be enough. What actually needs to happen is to deport every non-citizen (and non-spouse/child of a citizen) currently in the country.

    Visas? Green cards? All have to go.

    Even then, too many people have been probably been allowed to naturalize already. Even if every non-citizen were deported, there would be a large enough minority of minorities for immigration to be a constant issue into the future.
  152. Mr. Anon says:
    @Massimo Heitor

    This is clearly not some hypothetical voluntary agreement of one country trading what it has with another country for what it has like in the economic textbooks.
     
    Even Mike Rowe and his crowd of skilled laborers are doing very well in the US. I know some workers get a raw deal, but ultimately our nation needs to make great stuff other people want and innovate faster than others can replicate. That actually does happen too.

    “Even Mike Rowe and his crowd of skilled laborers are doing very well in the US. I know some workers get a raw deal, but ultimately our nation needs to make great stuff other people want and innovate faster than others can replicate. That actually does happen too.”

    Right. Everybody just needs to be above average.

    Libertarianism doesn’t even work in college economics departments. It’s not going to work in the wider world either.

    Economists and politicians of both parties have been pushing your prescription for the last quarter century. And yet we are where we are today. It isn’t working.

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  153. @Ripple Earthdevil
    That's an interesting hypothesis, that Trump is getting the strongest support from GenX. Has polling via age range borne this out?

    Gen Xers are 35-55
    Real Clear Politics has this:

    About half are between 45 and 64 years of age

    WSJ has a whole article that talks about ages 18-34 (low support) and 50-64 (His highest support in the article) but interestingly nothing about 35-49
    But a quick look didn’t quite give me a perfect Gen X cohort.

    This link seems to show that his highest support is Middle Aged, roughly Gen X, peaking at about 50

    http://politicsthatwork.com/blog/trump-supporters.php

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    • Replies: @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    Should have added "about half [of Trump's supporters] are between..." To the first quote
    , @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "Gen Xers are 35-55"

    Hold up, hold up.

    Generation X began in 1965, AFTER the baby boom generation of 1946-1964.

    So that would mean that the oldest of the Gen. Xers would be 51 yrs old in 2016.

    Generation X = 1965-1980

    Please people, try to be accurate when stating the demarkations of generations.

  154. @ConservativeWonker
    Duke and his gang are going further and further and now is ADL and SPLC involved. This was not a problem in the beginning but these KKK people are getting more aggressive. They use Trump as a vessel to spree their hatred about people of color. This is very negative for Donald Trump because he is now forced to disavow them instead of talking politics. Why are not David Duke and these people arrested for hate crimes?

    It’s going to be quite the opposite, actually. If Donald Trump’s opponents either inside or outside the GOP try to tar him with charge that he was endorsed by David Duke, that’s not going to make anybody lose respect for Trump. All it’s going to do is spark a lot more interest in David Duke among ordinary Americans who have barely heard of him, and they will start going to Youtube to watch his channel, and will find themselves nodding in agreement with many of the things he says, and finally they will think to themselves, “Why in the hell didn’t I know about this guy before?”

    Then they will come to curse the whole liberal politician-media-academe establishment that relegated David Duke to the realms of forbidden discourse, and perhaps begin to see it fully for what it is. It will further cement their support for Trump and will redound to their looking more favorably upon Duke.

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    • Replies: @TangoMan
    with charge that he was endorsed by David Duke, that’s not going to make anybody lose respect for Trump. All it’s going to do is spark a lot more interest in David Duke among ordinary Americans

    And Trump would shoot back with "And Rosie O'Donnell endorsed Hillary. Thank God I avoided that fate and Hillary can't do anything about who endorses her."
  155. @Chrisnonymous
    Can you tell us what racism is and why it's so bad?

    Racism = the notion that the government should treat citizens differently because of their racial or ethnic identity. It is bad because it rejects the notion of the (classical) liberal citizenship and what is called civic nationalism. I can be self-critical. Can racism exist without government? Can a society or community (also included a debate of what government is) decide to reject outsiders because of racial preferences? Would it be racism? I’m a civic-nationalist in the sense I believe there ought to be a small government and that it should be neutral towards race and ethnicity but not necessary culture or religion. I do believe that migrants should assimilate and adopt the majority culture and religion. I also believe a state ought to have the right to reject migrants which cannot be assimilated or do not want to assimilate into the majority culture. In my view the ideal government should be based on classical liberal (libertarian) believes so for me personally – I’m within certain boundaries okay with cultural and religious freedom so long they do not go against my libertarian believes.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    You know, if they re-wrote The Matrix so that Neo had a wife and kid inside the matrix, it would be very plausible for him to be emotionally unprepared to deal with reality. Just saying...
  156. @Anonymous
    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    You do realize that white nationalism is the main ideology here?

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    Where? In this thread?
    , @Cagey Beast
    I don't think that's accurate at all. People are so quick and loose with such allegations. That's one of the key reasons Trump's campaign is so popular: he refuses to stay inside the tighter and tighter circle people like you draw around the rest of us.
  157. @iSteveFan

    Why are not David Duke and these people arrested for hate crimes?
     
    Hate crimes? You support arresting people for hate crimes? I can see if someone commits property crime, or physically harms someone. But I don't accept the notion of a hate crime.

    It was just an open question. I don’t believe in “hate crimes”. I believe in freedom of speech.

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  158. 22pp22 says:

    Please, please, please tell me Trump weathered the attacks on him. The Donald is already affecting the debate outside America. The BBC (aka the BPC) published a piece entitled “Five ways Trump can still be stopped”. For the first time, the virtue signallers were shouted down by other people saying he was articulating their views.

    The guy needs to win – for all of us, not just Americans.

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    • Replies: @5371
    Don't be nervous, debates never change much.
    , @jon

    Please, please, please tell me Trump weathered the attacks on him.
     
    We'll know for sure in 5 days, but the pre-debate polls for the upcoming Super Tuesday were so favorable that it is unlikely he won't still be in the lead on Wednesday.

    My impression - the people who already liked Cruz and Rubio (or just hated Trump) thought it was a really good debate for those two, but none of the Trump voters are likely to budge.

    The actual vote count didn't change much, but things are more polarized now. This could be problematic in the general election, because we could actually see Cruz and Rubio voters stay home rather than support Trump.
    , @PhysicistDave
    22pp22 wrote:

    Please, please, please tell me Trump weathered the attacks on him.
     
    If I were judging on points, I'd give it to Cruz. To give a specific example, Trump clearly did not grasp Dana Bash's question about the connection between pre-existing conditions and the individual mandate in Obamacare.

    But, for better or worse, the Donald is a force of nature. E.g., the Telemundo anchor María Celeste Arrarás tried to hit him with some tough questions, but he threw some quips back at her and had her grinning at him. Maybe he really can win a lot of Hispanics.

    Dave Miller in Sacramento
  159. Mr. Anon says:
    @ConservativeWonker
    David Duke is a horror from strategic perspective. He hurt Trumps chances which means he hurt his own intrest has Trump is slightly changing the political discourse giving more room to soft white identity politics. Duke would not directly benefit but someone like identitarian Richard B. Spencer does benefit as he is much less radical. Secondly, I personally not like Duke, Spencer or any ethnic/racial nationalist as their views are a horror for domestic minorities. African-Americans are clearly a part of United States and people like Duke and Spencer reject their “right” to be a part of this country. Criticizing legal and illegal immigration is one thing but these people are just far out from any sane political thought. When say this I don’t endorse non-white identity politics (including Jewish) either. I think we should gather under a non-racialized citizenship.

    “Duke would not directly benefit but someone like identitarian Richard B. Spencer does benefit as he is much less radical.”

    Duke is a clown and publicity whore. He started out handing out leaflets to college students while wearing a swastika armband. He has nothing really in common with Richard Spencer. I don’t think anyone on the alt-right takes him (Duke) seriously.

    “Secondly, I personally not like Duke, Spencer or any ethnic/racial nationalist as their views are a horror for domestic minorities.”

    I don’t know of anyone on the alt-right who advocates ethnic cleansing or apartheid. What most of them want is simply an end to the bullshit. An end to the pretend public discourse where all races are the same and whites are to blame for all the problems of blacks and hispanics (when they are, in fact, to blame for none of them). They want the restoration of America as a fundmentally white country, which it historically was, in terms of its laws, its institutions, and its cultural mores. It doesn’t mean that blacks would be forced to live in ghettos. It would mean that loathsome, useless degenerates like Snoop-Dog and Kanye west wouldn’t be given a public forum and treated as some kind of culture heroes. Or that public spaces would be filled with SJW propaganda as they are now.

    “I think we should gather under a non-racialized citizenship.”

    And where has that ever proved effective or even realizable? I thought that conservatism is supposed to be rooted in reality. You’re just engaging in hopeful day-dreaming.

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    Duke is a clown and publicity whore. He started out handing out leaflets to college students while wearing a swastika armband.
     
    That's a bit unfair to Duke. The Nazi and Klan stuff was forty years ago, or near it.
    , @ConservativeWonker
    I understand that may be the Spencer position but I don’t think that is what David Duke advocate. Spencer does not even call himself a “white nationalist”. He calls himself a identitarian – which is something slightly different from white nationalism. I wonder what will happen to us in biracial relationships and with biracial children? How are we going to be treated in the WN society?
  160. @Stephen R. Diamond

    I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.
     
    You do realize that white nationalism is the main ideology here?

    Where? In this thread?

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  161. @iSteveFan

    Do we have a better hope than Trump?
     
    Twenty years ago we had Pat Buchanan. But no, Trump is probably the last hope and we are not guaranteed he will do what he is saying.

    He almost certainly won’t do what he’s saying, but even he does, it won’t be enough. What actually needs to happen is to deport every non-citizen (and non-spouse/child of a citizen) currently in the country.

    Visas? Green cards? All have to go.

    Even then, too many people have been probably been allowed to naturalize already. Even if every non-citizen were deported, there would be a large enough minority of minorities for immigration to be a constant issue into the future.

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  162. Mr. Anon says:
    @Anonymous
    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    “I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.”

    Do you hate people who love their own families too? You know – those awful familialists? Hate, hate, hate them?

    I bet you hate slavey too.

    I hate slavery

    Please ignore my previous reply to you. I thought you were someone worth responding too.

    I was wrong.

    You are a ridiculous clown.

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    You are a ridiculous clown.
     
    What does "Conservatie" mean anyway? It sounds like a Dutch settlement along the Hudson or on the Cape of Good Hope.
  163. Mr. Anon says:
    @iSteveFan

    Why are not David Duke and these people arrested for hate crimes?
     
    Hate crimes? You support arresting people for hate crimes? I can see if someone commits property crime, or physically harms someone. But I don't accept the notion of a hate crime.

    ConservativeWanker is probably not a conservative, and based on his stilted writing, probably not a native speaker either.

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  164. @ConservativeWonker
    Mitt Romney was a fool and that was why he lost against Obama.

    Romney lost because after the first debate he decided to stop fighting. Two missed opportunities to deliver a body blow were when Obama went after him about self-deportation, which Romney could have easily defended, and when he let Candy Crowley inaccurately correct him, taking Obama’s side, in the middle of the debate. He could have shown fight, and he didn’t.

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    • Replies: @Dan Kurt
    Romney lost IMHO by picking Ryan as his running mate. Ryan was the idiot who self identified as the Grinch who would "balance the budget" by slashing entitlements, chiefly Medicare and Social Security. Ryan did it to himself so the Democrats didn't have to perform one of the key tactics Alinsky advised in Rules for Radicals: isolate the target, freeze it, and polarize it. Romney scored his Own Goal by choosing Ryan.

    Dan Kurt
    , @ConservativeWonker
    Well, Romney was not a person who did well among working and lower middle class people. He was an establishment shill so naturally Obama could kill him off.
  165. Mr. Anon says:
    @Bugg
    No small irony that some of Trump's biggest GOPe nags are complaining about Trump being impolite, insulting people, yelling etc. are radio bigmouths like Levin and Beck who themselves do little but impolitely yell at and scream louder than their callers.

    Levin always sounds like a ranting, crazy homeless guy on a street corner. He ought to have an IV drip of thorazine running on him while he broadcasts.

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  166. @Hail
    The White Death Issue comes up (by proxy):

    Hispanic Moderator: Why not a border fence with Canada? Terrorists can get in that way.
    Trump: Give me a break.
    Hispanic Moderator: It's true! ISIS said they would use Canada --
    Trump: Excuse me. Excuse me.
    Hispanic Moderator: -- to bring terrorists into the USA.
    Trump: No. We don't have a big problem with Canada. We have a big problem with drugs, and it comes from Mexico. I won big in New Hampshire, a landslide. Do you know what the people said was their biggest problem up there? Beautiful state, I love the people. Do you know what they said? Heroin. Heroin is their biggest problem. Where does it come from? The Mexican cartels are shipping it in. We have to get serious.

    (Paraphrased)

    I’m glad Trump has been pointing out that the flood of cheap heroin is coming across our southern border. Hillary and Bernie talked about the heroin problem but neither would DARE mention where it comes from. I’ve talked to intelligent liberals who were under the impression that the heroin in this country comes from Afghanistan, because I suppose that would make it Bush’s fault. Afghani heroin goes to Europe and Russia.

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  167. Anonymous says:

    Duke may be angling for the VP slot or a cabinet position. Trump should make him ambassador to Israel just for kicks.

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  168. @ConservativeWonker
    Where? In this thread?

    On Unz.

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    Oh, I thought Unz was a conservative/libertarian website and not a white nationalist. If it is true it is really sad.
  169. Mr. Anon says:
    @Intelligent Dasein
    Marco Roboto is repeating himself ad nauseam yet again. He said that line about "present applicants will not be able to renew their status" four times in a row. Pathetic.

    “Marco Roboto is repeating himself ad nauseam yet again.”

    In Westworld, nothing can go wrong…………wrong…………wrong……………wrong………….

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  170. @Dew
    Carson : “Would someone attack me please.”

    That had to be one the funniest lines in the debate. Kasich and Carson were mostly non-entities though.

    The shouting match between Trump, Cruz, and Marco Roboto was quite amusing too. Pretty ridiculous moment.

    Ben Carson is pretty funny, both intentionally and otherwise.

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  171. Nobody cares about David Duke. What the hell are you guys going on about?

    Trump needs to get more informed on the issues. He should have been attacking Rubio for the Gang of 8 bill.

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    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Yes he should call him Marco Amnesty Rubio every time he addresses him. Or maybe to get that Spanish in Marco Amnestio Rubio.
  172. Slightly OT: Charles Murray on Trump:

    QUOTE

    It’s like Wolfgang Pauli’s famous crack, “That is not only not right, it is not even wrong.” He doesn’t even have a bad character. People with bad characters can have strengths. As far as I can tell he has no character. He’s a bully with subordinates. He does business in ways that good businesspeople despise—and he’s not even very good at that. He says things about people, especially his wives, that are so obnoxious that calling them obnoxious doesn’t come close to how awful they are. He constantly lies about things that can be checked. He brags incessantly—really unattractive in itself—but he doesn’t even brag about things that he could appropriately be proud of. The guy is pathetic.

    The oddest thing about his popularity with white middle-class and working-class males is that if he lived next door to them, they would despise him.

    END QUOTE

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    Well, if he lived next door to them, he wouldn't be him.
    , @snorlax
    What Murray doesn't get is that people understand perfectly well that Trump's a sonuvabitch, but, to paraphrase FDR, he's our sonuvabitch.

    Murray, for all his perhaps-earnest empathizing with the white working class, is not our* sonuvabitch. He writes a big long essay in the WSJ explaining, perfectly reasonably in my book, the roots of the discontent that begat Trump.

    And then concludes it by proposing more free trade and more mass immigration, because establishment Republicans and immigrants are both just a better class of people than everyone else.

    *Figuratively; I myself would be more accurately described as a SWPL type.

    , @theo the kraut
    link: http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-dilemma-of-conservatives-who-say-theyll-never-vote-for-donald-trump
    , @Pat Gilligan

    Slightly OT: Charles Murray on Trump:
     
    Charles Murray, the guy who has never done anything in his life, yet he writes a book on success. The intellectual who couldn't pass a linear algebra class because, according to him, he lacked the aptitude. The guy who never hired anyone-- except maids to clean his Burkittsville tack-o-rama abode (btw, in heavily Trump-supporting Fredneck County about 8 miles from WVA). He gets several hundred $k from his "work" from Irving Kistol's AEI but he "despises Trump and everything he represents before he was born". I imagine he would. It's not "making America great again through the men with middling minds in social science", but though guys who actually do stuff. But that's unfair, some people can't do stuff, and are forced to merely write about things that come into their middling minds. I hope to God that President Trump instructs his AG to apply RICO laws to these noxious syndicates known as think tanks.

    http://dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/3262/Charles-Murray-Despises-Donald-Trump-and-His-Supporters.aspx

    , @Massimo Heitor

    The oddest thing about his popularity with white middle-class and working-class males is that if he lived next door to them, they would despise him.
     
    I've heard Trump is really nice to regular people in real life and just adopts this obnoxious persona for publicity. Most people who've worked for him seem to generally like him.
  173. 5371 says:
    @Stephen R. Diamond
    Slightly OT: Charles Murray on Trump:

    QUOTE

    It’s like Wolfgang Pauli’s famous crack, “That is not only not right, it is not even wrong.” He doesn’t even have a bad character. People with bad characters can have strengths. As far as I can tell he has no character. He’s a bully with subordinates. He does business in ways that good businesspeople despise—and he’s not even very good at that. He says things about people, especially his wives, that are so obnoxious that calling them obnoxious doesn’t come close to how awful they are. He constantly lies about things that can be checked. He brags incessantly—really unattractive in itself—but he doesn’t even brag about things that he could appropriately be proud of. The guy is pathetic.

    The oddest thing about his popularity with white middle-class and working-class males is that if he lived next door to them, they would despise him.

    END QUOTE

    Well, if he lived next door to them, he wouldn’t be him.

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  174. 5371 says:
    @22pp22
    Please, please, please tell me Trump weathered the attacks on him. The Donald is already affecting the debate outside America. The BBC (aka the BPC) published a piece entitled "Five ways Trump can still be stopped". For the first time, the virtue signallers were shouted down by other people saying he was articulating their views.

    The guy needs to win - for all of us, not just Americans.

    Don’t be nervous, debates never change much.

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  175. @ConservativeWonker
    Racism = the notion that the government should treat citizens differently because of their racial or ethnic identity. It is bad because it rejects the notion of the (classical) liberal citizenship and what is called civic nationalism. I can be self-critical. Can racism exist without government? Can a society or community (also included a debate of what government is) decide to reject outsiders because of racial preferences? Would it be racism? I’m a civic-nationalist in the sense I believe there ought to be a small government and that it should be neutral towards race and ethnicity but not necessary culture or religion. I do believe that migrants should assimilate and adopt the majority culture and religion. I also believe a state ought to have the right to reject migrants which cannot be assimilated or do not want to assimilate into the majority culture. In my view the ideal government should be based on classical liberal (libertarian) believes so for me personally – I’m within certain boundaries okay with cultural and religious freedom so long they do not go against my libertarian believes.

    You know, if they re-wrote The Matrix so that Neo had a wife and kid inside the matrix, it would be very plausible for him to be emotionally unprepared to deal with reality. Just saying…

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    Yes, it would be difficult for him to get out of the Matrix. I see your point.
    , @ConservativeWonker
    Yes, it would be difficult for him to get out of the Matrix. I see your point.
  176. @Steve Sailer
    LeBron James recently had his coach fired. In 1981, Magic Johnson had the Laker coach fired, and that put the Lakers on the road to 4 NBA titles.

    In 1981, Magic Johnson had the Laker coach fired, and that put the Lakers on the road to 4 NBA titles.

    On the other hand, I bet the coach tested negative.

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  177. @Mr. Anon
    "I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much."

    Do you hate people who love their own families too? You know - those awful familialists? Hate, hate, hate them?

    I bet you hate slavey too.

    I hate slavery

    Please ignore my previous reply to you. I thought you were someone worth responding too.

    I was wrong.

    You are a ridiculous clown.

    You are a ridiculous clown.

    What does “Conservatie” mean anyway? It sounds like a Dutch settlement along the Hudson or on the Cape of Good Hope.

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  178. @MarkinLA
    It's too late for anybody to care about Duke's endorsement. Calling people racists and guilt by association has been played out. You can thank Trump for finally killing it off.

    Calling people racists and guilt by association has been played out. You can thank Trump for finally killing it off.

    The president you love to hate deftly brushed off the John Birch Society’s endorsement by explaining they came around to his views, not he to theirs. Watch Donald do the same.

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  179. @Anon
    TATTOOS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TATTOOS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Unless you’re a Copt. Then you tattoo a crucifix on your baby’s wrist just in case Rehmat or one of his tribe kidnap the child and attempt to “revert” him.

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  180. snorlax says:
    @Stephen R. Diamond
    Slightly OT: Charles Murray on Trump:

    QUOTE

    It’s like Wolfgang Pauli’s famous crack, “That is not only not right, it is not even wrong.” He doesn’t even have a bad character. People with bad characters can have strengths. As far as I can tell he has no character. He’s a bully with subordinates. He does business in ways that good businesspeople despise—and he’s not even very good at that. He says things about people, especially his wives, that are so obnoxious that calling them obnoxious doesn’t come close to how awful they are. He constantly lies about things that can be checked. He brags incessantly—really unattractive in itself—but he doesn’t even brag about things that he could appropriately be proud of. The guy is pathetic.

    The oddest thing about his popularity with white middle-class and working-class males is that if he lived next door to them, they would despise him.

    END QUOTE

    What Murray doesn’t get is that people understand perfectly well that Trump’s a sonuvabitch, but, to paraphrase FDR, he’s our sonuvabitch.

    Murray, for all his perhaps-earnest empathizing with the white working class, is not our* sonuvabitch. He writes a big long essay in the WSJ explaining, perfectly reasonably in my book, the roots of the discontent that begat Trump.

    And then concludes it by proposing more free trade and more mass immigration, because establishment Republicans and immigrants are both just a better class of people than everyone else.

    *Figuratively; I myself would be more accurately described as a SWPL type.

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    • Replies: @Clyde
    Your excellent commentary-expose on Charles Murray going schizo on Donald Trump. At 73 he should not be doing this. I thought he was 80 by now so would have an excuse
  181. @Thomas
    You pretty much hit the nail on the head. Trump's ongoing success so far despite numerous predictions both of what a Republican candidate had to do to be successful and of his eventual "#PeakTrump" collapse "any day now" has been contrary to the predictions and expectations of the vast majority of people who write or talk about US politics for a living. If he ultimately wins in the general, he'll have exposed them as, at best, incompetent and ill-informed about the supposed subject of their professional and public lives; or, at worst, especially on the Republican side, as likely shills for the consultant and donor classes, who needlessly led the GOP into a quarter-century relative drought of electoral success in Presidential elections since Reagan. That will be a stain that will be hard, if not impossible, to ever wash off, given the Internet as well as how verbose most of these characters have been. These people will be fighting for their professional and public lives. Expect the venom come thick and fast.

    A real puzzle to me though that is still waiting for an answer is why none of the big GOP donors or PACs have yet put forth a major effort to sink Trump with negative ads, or what will happen if and when they try to. After three decades of Republican spinmeisters mastering the art of negative campaigning, their relative reluctance in this cycle is strange.

    A real puzzle to me though that is still waiting for an answer is why none of the big GOP donors or PACs have yet put forth a major effort to sink Trump with negative ads,

    They want Trump to win. They need him to save us from our own idiot selves. Or rather, they need him to save us from the weird journalists who have somehow ended up squatting on the chairs with the megalhones built in.

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  182. @Stephen R. Diamond
    Slightly OT: Charles Murray on Trump:

    QUOTE

    It’s like Wolfgang Pauli’s famous crack, “That is not only not right, it is not even wrong.” He doesn’t even have a bad character. People with bad characters can have strengths. As far as I can tell he has no character. He’s a bully with subordinates. He does business in ways that good businesspeople despise—and he’s not even very good at that. He says things about people, especially his wives, that are so obnoxious that calling them obnoxious doesn’t come close to how awful they are. He constantly lies about things that can be checked. He brags incessantly—really unattractive in itself—but he doesn’t even brag about things that he could appropriately be proud of. The guy is pathetic.

    The oddest thing about his popularity with white middle-class and working-class males is that if he lived next door to them, they would despise him.

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  183. TangoMan says:
    @Intelligent Dasein
    It's going to be quite the opposite, actually. If Donald Trump's opponents either inside or outside the GOP try to tar him with charge that he was endorsed by David Duke, that's not going to make anybody lose respect for Trump. All it's going to do is spark a lot more interest in David Duke among ordinary Americans who have barely heard of him, and they will start going to Youtube to watch his channel, and will find themselves nodding in agreement with many of the things he says, and finally they will think to themselves, "Why in the hell didn't I know about this guy before?"

    Then they will come to curse the whole liberal politician-media-academe establishment that relegated David Duke to the realms of forbidden discourse, and perhaps begin to see it fully for what it is. It will further cement their support for Trump and will redound to their looking more favorably upon Duke.

    with charge that he was endorsed by David Duke, that’s not going to make anybody lose respect for Trump. All it’s going to do is spark a lot more interest in David Duke among ordinary Americans

    And Trump would shoot back with “And Rosie O’Donnell endorsed Hillary. Thank God I avoided that fate and Hillary can’t do anything about who endorses her.”

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  184. @Dew
    Carson : “Would someone attack me please.”

    That had to be one the funniest lines in the debate. Kasich and Carson were mostly non-entities though.

    The shouting match between Trump, Cruz, and Marco Roboto was quite amusing too. Pretty ridiculous moment.

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Cruz disgusts me with his endless I LOVE ISRAEL MORE THAN I LOVE MY OWN CHILDREN shtick
  185. Kerry would’ve made a better president than Bush.

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    • Replies: @LondonBob
    Kerry has done a reasonable job thwarting the nuttier elements in the Obama administartion and their attempt to engineer WW3. To be fair though George W tired of the 'bomber boys' and came to rely on Gates and Rice more in his second term, his good rapport with Obama saw South Ossetia blow over quickly.
  186. tbraton says:
    @MG
    "I'm not going to pay for that fucking wall." - Vicente Fox, ex-President of Mexico.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/02/25/former_mexican_president_vicente_fox_to_trump_im_not_paying_for_that_fing_wall.html

    When confronted with Fox’s comment at last night’s debate, Trump said “well, we’ll build it ten feet higher.”

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  187. tbraton says:
    @LondonBob
    https://www.sbstatesman.com/2016/02/23/political-science-professor-forecasts-trump-as-general-election-winner/

    Trump beats HRC 54.7 to 45.3. Trump 97% certain to beat HRC, 99% certain to beat Sanders.

    Thanks for the link. That accords with my gut feeling.

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  188. Clyde says:
    @snorlax
    What Murray doesn't get is that people understand perfectly well that Trump's a sonuvabitch, but, to paraphrase FDR, he's our sonuvabitch.

    Murray, for all his perhaps-earnest empathizing with the white working class, is not our* sonuvabitch. He writes a big long essay in the WSJ explaining, perfectly reasonably in my book, the roots of the discontent that begat Trump.

    And then concludes it by proposing more free trade and more mass immigration, because establishment Republicans and immigrants are both just a better class of people than everyone else.

    *Figuratively; I myself would be more accurately described as a SWPL type.

    Your excellent commentary-expose on Charles Murray going schizo on Donald Trump. At 73 he should not be doing this. I thought he was 80 by now so would have an excuse

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  189. tbraton says:
    @The Z Blog
    McCain, in the 2000 campaign, went down to Suffolk Virginia and said bad things about Evangelicals. That was so stupid, I had to assume the man was either suicidal or divorced from reality. I skipped that line when voting. Obama is a joke, but he's not going to blow up the world.

    “That was so stupid, I had to assume the man was either suicidal or divorced from reality. I skipped that line when voting. Obama is a joke, but he’s not going to blow up the world.”

    Stupid could be explained by the fact that he graduated fifth from the bottom of his graduating class at the Naval Academy. I would have voted against him regardless of whom he chose for VP, but his selection of Palin merely confirmed his stupidity, as far as I was concerned. But it was fear that he was “going to blow up the world” that convinced me not to vote for McCain. I voted for Obama the first time, but I wasn’t counting on the Democrats getting 60 seats in the Senate, enough to override the filibuster.

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  190. jon says:
    @Anonymous
    Tonight's the night the GOP (along w/ morality, conscience, and faith) was saved.

    Rubio is killing Trump. It's almost painful to watch.

    Rubio is going to mop up on Super Tuesday

    Rubio is killing Trump.

    Interesting take, all the polls all seem to have it as Trump first, Cruz second, and Rubio third. And the Luntz focus group gave it to Cruz by a mile, with Rubio and Trump in a close race for second and third.

    Rubio is going to mop up on Super Tuesday

    Based on the pre-debate polls, he was unlikely to win a single state. That’s a bold prediction. I guess we’ll see.

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  191. jon says:
    @Hail
    They are interviewing Trump after the debate like they do with football players after the game.

    They are interviewing Trump after the debate like they do with football players after the game.

    Notice, he gets the first interview with the network that hosted the debate. I don’t see how Rubio or Cruz are going to even make this a contest.

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  192. jon says:
    @Bubba
    A certified lunatic like Glenn Beck didn't help Cruz either.

    A certified lunatic like Glenn Beck didn’t help Cruz either.

    Cruz couldn’t even win the post-debate poll at TheBlaze.com (Beck’s website).

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  193. jon says:
    @22pp22
    Please, please, please tell me Trump weathered the attacks on him. The Donald is already affecting the debate outside America. The BBC (aka the BPC) published a piece entitled "Five ways Trump can still be stopped". For the first time, the virtue signallers were shouted down by other people saying he was articulating their views.

    The guy needs to win - for all of us, not just Americans.

    Please, please, please tell me Trump weathered the attacks on him.

    We’ll know for sure in 5 days, but the pre-debate polls for the upcoming Super Tuesday were so favorable that it is unlikely he won’t still be in the lead on Wednesday.

    My impression – the people who already liked Cruz and Rubio (or just hated Trump) thought it was a really good debate for those two, but none of the Trump voters are likely to budge.

    The actual vote count didn’t change much, but things are more polarized now. This could be problematic in the general election, because we could actually see Cruz and Rubio voters stay home rather than support Trump.

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    • Replies: @Das
    LOL. Don't worry about that.

    I remember ridiculous conservatives in 2012 claiming that they'd *never* vote for Romney, because blah blah blah deviations from stupid conservative think tank policies. They all voted for Romney.

    By April, everyone from David Brooks to Rush Limbaugh will be praising Trump 24/7, and working hard to get him elected.
    , @Another Canadian

    This could be problematic in the general election, because we could actually see Cruz and Rubio voters stay home rather than support Trump.
     
    By "stay home" do you mean they'll all go back to Cuba?
  194. AndrewR says:
    @Bill P
    White working class voters are seeing Cruz and Rubio attacking Trump and thinking "these two nasty Mexicans are attacking our man Trump."

    Seriously. The pundits have no idea how this stuff plays out in flyover land. Every blow the "Mexicans" Cruz and Rubio land will only lead to more pushback from white voters. Somehow, the chatterers have lost sight of the fact that the elite establishment types represent well under 10% of the GOP voter base.

    I don't know who came up with the idea to make the GOP a Hispanic-issues party, but whoever did was either stupid or a very clever saboteur. Hell, even Mexican politicians are scared of Trump, because he got more votes from the people they shoved out of Mexico than their political equivalents Cruz and Rubio. Who would have thought that Mexicans who fled Mexico would prefer a guy who takes on the politicians who dispossessed them and forced them to leave their homeland?

    In the meanwhile, an unhinged Ross Douthat makes fairly explicit tweets about the benefits of assassinating Trump and that great humanitarian Jeff Bezos orders WaPo to write an editorial every other day about the need to stop Trump.

    Durr Trump supporters dont inow the difference between Cuban and Mexico theyre so dumb amirite

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  195. Das says:
    @jon

    Please, please, please tell me Trump weathered the attacks on him.
     
    We'll know for sure in 5 days, but the pre-debate polls for the upcoming Super Tuesday were so favorable that it is unlikely he won't still be in the lead on Wednesday.

    My impression - the people who already liked Cruz and Rubio (or just hated Trump) thought it was a really good debate for those two, but none of the Trump voters are likely to budge.

    The actual vote count didn't change much, but things are more polarized now. This could be problematic in the general election, because we could actually see Cruz and Rubio voters stay home rather than support Trump.

    LOL. Don’t worry about that.

    I remember ridiculous conservatives in 2012 claiming that they’d *never* vote for Romney, because blah blah blah deviations from stupid conservative think tank policies. They all voted for Romney.

    By April, everyone from David Brooks to Rush Limbaugh will be praising Trump 24/7, and working hard to get him elected.

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    By April, everyone from David Brooks to Rush Limbaugh will be praising Trump 24/7, and working hard to get him elected.

    Wanna bet?
    , @MarkinLA
    The Ron Paul voters stayed home, but Paul was screwed in broad daylight by the GOPe. Trump will will in spite of their dirty tricks.
  196. AndrewR says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L03I8f1JSs

    Cruz disgusts me with his endless I LOVE ISRAEL MORE THAN I LOVE MY OWN CHILDREN shtick

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    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Yeah, unfortunately they would all blow Bibi live on stage and on camera if he walked into the studio.
  197. @22pp22
    Please, please, please tell me Trump weathered the attacks on him. The Donald is already affecting the debate outside America. The BBC (aka the BPC) published a piece entitled "Five ways Trump can still be stopped". For the first time, the virtue signallers were shouted down by other people saying he was articulating their views.

    The guy needs to win - for all of us, not just Americans.

    22pp22 wrote:

    Please, please, please tell me Trump weathered the attacks on him.

    If I were judging on points, I’d give it to Cruz. To give a specific example, Trump clearly did not grasp Dana Bash’s question about the connection between pre-existing conditions and the individual mandate in Obamacare.

    But, for better or worse, the Donald is a force of nature. E.g., the Telemundo anchor María Celeste Arrarás tried to hit him with some tough questions, but he threw some quips back at her and had her grinning at him. Maybe he really can win a lot of Hispanics.

    Dave Miller in Sacramento

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    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Obamacare is not a real issue for the general election. Most people don't know much about it other than if they ended up paying more for health care than before. Obamacare is bad insurance, I have it, but I also tried to get regular insurance and know how lousy the whole industry is.
  198. @JohnnyWalker123
    Trump said we'd be better off if Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein were still in power.

    Funny to hear a Republican say that.

    Respect to Trump for saying that; he’s right!

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  199. LondonBob says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Kerry would've made a better president than Bush.

    Kerry has done a reasonable job thwarting the nuttier elements in the Obama administartion and their attempt to engineer WW3. To be fair though George W tired of the ‘bomber boys’ and came to rely on Gates and Rice more in his second term, his good rapport with Obama saw South Ossetia blow over quickly.

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  200. LondonBob says:
    @Thomas
    You pretty much hit the nail on the head. Trump's ongoing success so far despite numerous predictions both of what a Republican candidate had to do to be successful and of his eventual "#PeakTrump" collapse "any day now" has been contrary to the predictions and expectations of the vast majority of people who write or talk about US politics for a living. If he ultimately wins in the general, he'll have exposed them as, at best, incompetent and ill-informed about the supposed subject of their professional and public lives; or, at worst, especially on the Republican side, as likely shills for the consultant and donor classes, who needlessly led the GOP into a quarter-century relative drought of electoral success in Presidential elections since Reagan. That will be a stain that will be hard, if not impossible, to ever wash off, given the Internet as well as how verbose most of these characters have been. These people will be fighting for their professional and public lives. Expect the venom come thick and fast.

    A real puzzle to me though that is still waiting for an answer is why none of the big GOP donors or PACs have yet put forth a major effort to sink Trump with negative ads, or what will happen if and when they try to. After three decades of Republican spinmeisters mastering the art of negative campaigning, their relative reluctance in this cycle is strange.

    I am not sure, except for the Zionists, that the GOP donors are that upset by Trump. They haven’t been going after him. Supposedly the Kochs have a mountain of stuff they will dump on Hillary during the general, Trump being the nominee isn’t changing that.

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    • Replies: @unpc downunder
    I find the British attitude to Trump a little puzzling. British politicians have gone to far as to debate whether or not to ban Trump from visiting the UK, as if he's some sort of terrorist, but overall, the BBC, Daily Mail etc are arguably less anti-Trump that much of the US media. The BBC for example, argues that Trump may be obnoxious and egotistic, but he's an economic/religious moderate who can make deals and comprimise, while Cruz is an economic and religous extremist with a crazy flat tax plan.

    I suspect a lot of British elites aren't really that bothered by much of Trump's platform, but they feel to need to make a stand against him because of his negative comments about Muslims. Not upsetting Muslims seems to one of the cardinal rules of mainstream British politics. It will be interested to see how the Brits react if Trump if he actually gets elected.

  201. Rod Dreher declares “Rubio Beats Up Trump” from the cloistered world of the Benedictine monastery at Nursia.

    Dreher is the poster boy for wannabe conservative neckbeards everywhere.

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  202. Hunsdon says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Trump has been endorsed by David Duke.

    No one in there right mind is going to vote for this clown now.

    Rubio will be the nominee and you guys can go have a good cry.

    Wanna put some money on it, Tiny?

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  203. Hunsdon says:
    @MarkinLA
    I am a Pollack. If ending immigration means using disparaging terms to describe us, I will take it.

    Dirty Poles! Filthy Poles! Slackers. Haters. Never done anything since you broke up with Lithuania. (Dang it, I’m trying as hard as I can to disparage Poland, but we’ve still got the same immigration problems. Sigh, back to Sienkowicz.)

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  204. Hunsdon says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Trump said we'd be better off if Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein were still in power.

    Funny to hear a Republican say that.

    I remember a time back when the GOP wasn’t all in favor of any war, anywhere, at any time. Back in the first Clinton term, IIRC. And, honestly, wouldn’t we be better off with Qathappy and S. Hussein running Libya and Iraq?

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  205. @Stephen R. Diamond
    Slightly OT: Charles Murray on Trump:

    QUOTE

    It’s like Wolfgang Pauli’s famous crack, “That is not only not right, it is not even wrong.” He doesn’t even have a bad character. People with bad characters can have strengths. As far as I can tell he has no character. He’s a bully with subordinates. He does business in ways that good businesspeople despise—and he’s not even very good at that. He says things about people, especially his wives, that are so obnoxious that calling them obnoxious doesn’t come close to how awful they are. He constantly lies about things that can be checked. He brags incessantly—really unattractive in itself—but he doesn’t even brag about things that he could appropriately be proud of. The guy is pathetic.

    The oddest thing about his popularity with white middle-class and working-class males is that if he lived next door to them, they would despise him.

    END QUOTE

    Slightly OT: Charles Murray on Trump:

    Charles Murray, the guy who has never done anything in his life, yet he writes a book on success. The intellectual who couldn’t pass a linear algebra class because, according to him, he lacked the aptitude. The guy who never hired anyone– except maids to clean his Burkittsville tack-o-rama abode (btw, in heavily Trump-supporting Fredneck County about 8 miles from WVA). He gets several hundred $k from his “work” from Irving Kistol’s AEI but he “despises Trump and everything he represents before he was born”. I imagine he would. It’s not “making America great again through the men with middling minds in social science”, but though guys who actually do stuff. But that’s unfair, some people can’t do stuff, and are forced to merely write about things that come into their middling minds. I hope to God that President Trump instructs his AG to apply RICO laws to these noxious syndicates known as think tanks.

    http://dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/3262/Charles-Murray-Despises-Donald-Trump-and-His-Supporters.aspx

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  206. Travis says:
    @iSteveFan
    No. Six kids per couple would lead to a population explosion. We don't need that. We have 320 million people today. Take out the post 1965 immigrants and their kids, and we have somewhere around 250 million. That is plenty. We had 140 million during WW2.

    Keep in mind 250 million today would put us at fourth place instead of our current position of third. And even with the 140 million of WW2, we would still be 10th most populous nation.

    but if we could take out the 40 million hispanic immigrants and 10 million Asians immigrants etc……America would be 15% African American

    I agree we do not need more people and need to significantly curtail immigration, but we also need to encourage whites to have more children. Increasing the white fertility rate to 2.2 from the current 1.8 level will help tremendously…

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    but if we could take out the 40 million hispanic immigrants and 10 million Asians immigrants etc……America would be 15% African American
     
    I get what you are trying to say. But keep in mind if you removed those immigrants there would be a lot of African ones removed too. So African Americans would not be 15% of the remaining population. Their numbers have been augmented in recent decades from immigration.
  207. I think they included Maria Celeste Arraras to distract Donald. Why are Latinas so friggin’ feminine, and hot??

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    • Replies: @Matra
    I found her too haughty to be feminine and/or hot. The Hispanics in America usually come across as self-entitled. That question of hers to one of the Hispanics on stage (Cruz, I think) that ended with "do your Republican colleagues get it?" was notably obnoxious.
  208. @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    I agree, people are so sick of that, and because it has happened so much it has lost a lot of its power... And Trump doesn't care or back down

    Also, check this out: I was lifting weights tonight and three Hispanics and an African-American walked in. They turned on the debate. One Hispanic shouted to turn it off, that Trump was a racist etc. To my astonishment, a debate broke out among these guys. The black guy and the most mestizo looking Hispanic like Trump and continued to watch the debate while on the treadmill!

    Also, check this out: I was lifting weights tonight and three Hispanics and an African-American walked in. They turned on the debate. One Hispanic shouted to turn it off, that Trump was a racist etc. To my astonishment, a debate broke out among these guys. The black guy and the most mestizo looking Hispanic like Trump and continued to watch the debate while on the treadmill!

    Interesting – thanks for sharing this.

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  209. @jon

    Please, please, please tell me Trump weathered the attacks on him.
     
    We'll know for sure in 5 days, but the pre-debate polls for the upcoming Super Tuesday were so favorable that it is unlikely he won't still be in the lead on Wednesday.

    My impression - the people who already liked Cruz and Rubio (or just hated Trump) thought it was a really good debate for those two, but none of the Trump voters are likely to budge.

    The actual vote count didn't change much, but things are more polarized now. This could be problematic in the general election, because we could actually see Cruz and Rubio voters stay home rather than support Trump.

    This could be problematic in the general election, because we could actually see Cruz and Rubio voters stay home rather than support Trump.

    By “stay home” do you mean they’ll all go back to Cuba?

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  210. @AnotherDad

    According to this, the smarter strategy would be to develop a high birth rate culture. If your demographic averages 6+ kids per couple no policy can stop you.
     
    No, you're just not getting it.

    It's immigration. We don't want to be *replaced*. We don't want our culture to be replaced. We want to live in a white nation, with white traditions, values, mores. It's not a question of outbreeding invaders--though that's helpful when you're invaded--we simply don't want invaders, period.

    Furthermore, while it would be great to change the culture and get smart women to concentrate on family life and have your six kids, in order to have eugenic fertility, in terms of absolute numbers we don't really want more people. It was a pleasant nation when i was born with less than 200m people. If TPTB hadn't forced open the flood gates, we'd have peaked at and still be at around 250 million now. (Maybe a touch more because opening the flood gates and the "affordable family formation" suppression it engenders, is one of the fertility suppressors.) That would be more pleasant number. One of the benefits of being an American has always been the relative availability to afford a patch of dirt or enjoy the wide open spaces. And 250 is way, way more pleasant than the half a billion we're headed toward before century's end if we don't shut the damn door.

    But the key point--we have the right and want to leave to the nation to *our* children and grandchildren.

    And as iSteveFan points out, that is the *only* issue that matters. All the random political b.s.--ex. "health care"--is not just secondary, but tertiary or beyond and is reversible. You screw it up you can--if you still own your nation--unscrew it. But with continued mass immigration America will no longer be America and the other issues wouldn't matter even if you could still win on them politically--which in fact you won't.

    Conservatives who aren't single issue voters on immigration are just clueless fools. Long term nothing else matters in determining the sort of nation our children inherit.

    No, you’re just not getting it.

    It’s immigration. We don’t want to be *replaced*. We don’t want our culture to be replaced. We want to live in a white nation, with white traditions, values, mores. It’s not a question of outbreeding invaders–though that’s helpful when you’re invaded–we simply don’t want invaders, period.

    Whites are being replaced. And they are not being given a choice of living in a white nation. And whites are most definitely not unified in segregation.

    I get it. I think mass immigration is a disaster. I am a Sailer fan, I’m cheering for Trump, I’d love to see him win, but I’m also being realistic. I like Trump but I’m skeptical about what his election would realistically accomplish.

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  211. E. Burke says:
    @NC
    Worrying about free trade and healthcare is ridiculous when white children are already a minority in the US. I care about blood and soil, and Trump is the only candidate that even understands the concept. Libertarian ideological straight jackets mean nothing to me. Every quasi religious concept about liberty and freedom has been used by a parasitic elite in the name of open borders, offshoring and outsourcing and against white males. Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.

    Libertarianism is a coward's ideology. It's an attempt by white males to argue in their own interest by ideological means instead of arguing plainly for what's in the interest of their own blood and culture like every other ethnic group does. Every libertarian ideal has been turned against them by their ideological opponents. To be a libertarian you have to believe in open borders and free trade (or make some Rube Goldberg argument about why it's more libertarian to believe otherwise) despite the fact that this is dispossessing and impoverishing white males who make up 99.9999% of all the libertarians that ever were or ever will be. To be a libertarian means to choose liberty over survival because how can you be a libertarian if you let sanity trump laissez-faire? In the future, when the last libertarian is bludgeoned to death with the last copy of Atlas Shrugs by some black panther militia man, he'll be bitching with his dying breath about violations of his property rights and voluntary agreements.

    Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.

    I learned that Ricardian BS in college like everyone else. Anyone who still believes it is a blind fool.

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  212. Dan Kurt says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Romney supporters didn’t hate McCain supporters and vice versa.

    I've always hated McCain. I couldn't vote for him even against Obama.

    A special place in Hell is reserved for McCain. The POS worked, actually worked to prevent the unearthing of true fates of our Viet Nam War missing in action.

    Dan Kurt

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  213. carol says:
    @NC
    Worrying about free trade and healthcare is ridiculous when white children are already a minority in the US. I care about blood and soil, and Trump is the only candidate that even understands the concept. Libertarian ideological straight jackets mean nothing to me. Every quasi religious concept about liberty and freedom has been used by a parasitic elite in the name of open borders, offshoring and outsourcing and against white males. Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.

    Libertarianism is a coward's ideology. It's an attempt by white males to argue in their own interest by ideological means instead of arguing plainly for what's in the interest of their own blood and culture like every other ethnic group does. Every libertarian ideal has been turned against them by their ideological opponents. To be a libertarian you have to believe in open borders and free trade (or make some Rube Goldberg argument about why it's more libertarian to believe otherwise) despite the fact that this is dispossessing and impoverishing white males who make up 99.9999% of all the libertarians that ever were or ever will be. To be a libertarian means to choose liberty over survival because how can you be a libertarian if you let sanity trump laissez-faire? In the future, when the last libertarian is bludgeoned to death with the last copy of Atlas Shrugs by some black panther militia man, he'll be bitching with his dying breath about violations of his property rights and voluntary agreements.

    …all the while, standing above the fray like socialist true believers, their notions never “really” put into practice

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  214. Svigor says:

    Even Mike Rowe and his crowd of skilled laborers are doing very well in the US. I know some workers get a raw deal, but ultimately our nation needs to make great stuff other people want and innovate faster than others can replicate. That actually does happen too.

    Reciprocity should govern trade relations (inter alia). E.g., China has very low costs of compliance imposed by labor laws. We have much higher costs. We should correct for that with our trade laws. This is fair trade. “Free trade” is more like slavery.

    Libertarian ideological claptrap is just silliness.

    Can you tell us what racism is and why it’s so bad?

    Conservative Wanker is a very busy person. He’s got a couple more hundred blogs to visit, screaming about how bad it is that Duke endorsed Trump, repeating the fact in at least 5 comments each. In fact, he’ll probably be so exhausted by the time he’s done, that he’ll have to retire his handle.

    the-dilemma-of-conservatives-who-say-theyll-never-vote-for-donald-trump

    Don’t care. If they want to all stay home and let Hillary win, I’m okay with that. And I’ll be okay with a similar formulation in every election from now until doomsday. Better to lose on a healthy platform than win on an open borders platform. Much better, actually.

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  215. tbraton says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Trump said we'd be better off if Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein were still in power.

    Funny to hear a Republican say that.

    “Trump said we’d be better off if Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein were still in power.

    Funny to hear a Republican say that.”

    That wasn’t the first time Trump said that. In fact, I remember Sen. Rand Paul making the same statements at some of the debates before he withdrew from the race. In light of the fact that both the Iraq War and the Libyan War produced chaos, wouldn’t the natural conclusion be that it was a mistake to attack and overthrow Saddam Hussein and Qaddafi? Wouldn’t that mean that we had no vital national interests at stake in overthrowing either dictator and that, absent our involvement in either war, those dictators likely would still be in power? I’m somewhat puzzled that you are bothered by Trump’s statement. That indicates to me that you haven’t thought through the problem of Iraq or Libya—or Syria, for that matter. What difference should it make to the U.S. who rules in those countries?

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  216. tbraton says:
    @Anonymous
    Usually, a trained monkey could win the GOP nomination and the presidency.GOP establishment thought this was a walk in the park.

    They even changed the rules to hold insurgent candidates like Ron Paul out. However, the GOP establishment did not understand that the vacuum after George W. Bush opened up possibilities for many minor candidates. In the beginning there were 18 candidates.

    After Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada it has narrowed to Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson. Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.

    Trump is apparently in big trouble. The dull Neo-Nazi David Duke (and people like him) has just endorsed or semi-endorsed Donald Trump. Some of these people are even running ads in his name. The News Media is all over it and ADL and all major (liberal and conservative) editorial boards are now demanding that Trump backs down. I actually think it is the fringe “white nationalists” who will destroy Donald Trump.

    David Duke’s endorsement or semi-endorsement was just what the MSM, the GOP establishment, Conservative Inc. and major liberal organizations needed denounce Trump as a racist.

    I think it will stick on Trumps voters, Trump Organization and Trump himself – if these fringe racists, Nazis and fascists continue to endorse Trump he may lose. I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.

    ” Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.”

    I’m puzzled about your numbers. Where did you come up with the idea that Trump needs 56% of the delegates to get the nomination? Everything I have read says he needs only a bare majority (50+%) on the first round to get the nomination or 1237 delegates, not the 1406 you claim. http://www.270towin.com/2016-republican-nomination/ How do you explain the discrepancy? Or is your purpose for posting here to spread disinformation like your David Duke story? This seems like a strange place for someone who claims to have a black wife to be posting.

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    Your website do not count the RNC votes. Trump will not recieve any RNC votes.
  217. @NC
    Worrying about free trade and healthcare is ridiculous when white children are already a minority in the US. I care about blood and soil, and Trump is the only candidate that even understands the concept. Libertarian ideological straight jackets mean nothing to me. Every quasi religious concept about liberty and freedom has been used by a parasitic elite in the name of open borders, offshoring and outsourcing and against white males. Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.

    Libertarianism is a coward's ideology. It's an attempt by white males to argue in their own interest by ideological means instead of arguing plainly for what's in the interest of their own blood and culture like every other ethnic group does. Every libertarian ideal has been turned against them by their ideological opponents. To be a libertarian you have to believe in open borders and free trade (or make some Rube Goldberg argument about why it's more libertarian to believe otherwise) despite the fact that this is dispossessing and impoverishing white males who make up 99.9999% of all the libertarians that ever were or ever will be. To be a libertarian means to choose liberty over survival because how can you be a libertarian if you let sanity trump laissez-faire? In the future, when the last libertarian is bludgeoned to death with the last copy of Atlas Shrugs by some black panther militia man, he'll be bitching with his dying breath about violations of his property rights and voluntary agreements.

    Worrying about free trade and healthcare is ridiculous when white children are already a minority in the US. I care about blood and soil, and Trump is the only candidate that even understands the concept.

    I share the concern. I seriously doubt Trump will reverse demographic trends or even could.

    My solution is work on genetic engineering. I don’t see a better option.

    Libertarianism is a coward’s ideology. It’s an attempt by white males to argue in their own interest by ideological means instead of arguing plainly for what’s in the interest of their own blood and culture like every other ethnic group does.

    Well put.

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  218. Dan Kurt says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Romney lost because after the first debate he decided to stop fighting. Two missed opportunities to deliver a body blow were when Obama went after him about self-deportation, which Romney could have easily defended, and when he let Candy Crowley inaccurately correct him, taking Obama's side, in the middle of the debate. He could have shown fight, and he didn't.

    Romney lost IMHO by picking Ryan as his running mate. Ryan was the idiot who self identified as the Grinch who would “balance the budget” by slashing entitlements, chiefly Medicare and Social Security. Ryan did it to himself so the Democrats didn’t have to perform one of the key tactics Alinsky advised in Rules for Radicals: isolate the target, freeze it, and polarize it. Romney scored his Own Goal by choosing Ryan.

    Dan Kurt

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  219. Rob McX says:
    @Mr. Anon
    "Duke would not directly benefit but someone like identitarian Richard B. Spencer does benefit as he is much less radical."

    Duke is a clown and publicity whore. He started out handing out leaflets to college students while wearing a swastika armband. He has nothing really in common with Richard Spencer. I don't think anyone on the alt-right takes him (Duke) seriously.

    "Secondly, I personally not like Duke, Spencer or any ethnic/racial nationalist as their views are a horror for domestic minorities."

    I don't know of anyone on the alt-right who advocates ethnic cleansing or apartheid. What most of them want is simply an end to the bullshit. An end to the pretend public discourse where all races are the same and whites are to blame for all the problems of blacks and hispanics (when they are, in fact, to blame for none of them). They want the restoration of America as a fundmentally white country, which it historically was, in terms of its laws, its institutions, and its cultural mores. It doesn't mean that blacks would be forced to live in ghettos. It would mean that loathsome, useless degenerates like Snoop-Dog and Kanye west wouldn't be given a public forum and treated as some kind of culture heroes. Or that public spaces would be filled with SJW propaganda as they are now.

    "I think we should gather under a non-racialized citizenship."

    And where has that ever proved effective or even realizable? I thought that conservatism is supposed to be rooted in reality. You're just engaging in hopeful day-dreaming.

    Duke is a clown and publicity whore. He started out handing out leaflets to college students while wearing a swastika armband.

    That’s a bit unfair to Duke. The Nazi and Klan stuff was forty years ago, or near it.

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    "That’s a bit unfair to Duke. The Nazi and Klan stuff was forty years ago, or near it."

    It means he's stupid. This is a guy who, as a politically aware young adult thought: this is how I will influence people in 1970s America - by wearing a Sturm Abteilung outfit.
  220. Wade says:
    @Ripple Earthdevil
    Is anyone around here hip to The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe?

    According to their theory, we're experiencing a political realignment of the type that happens every eighty years or so. Ergo, right on schedule.

    For better or worse, one Donald J. Trump appears to be emerging as the Grey Champion of our current Crisis. Following in the footsteps of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    I completely agree with this. One of the best all-around explanations of this from a high-level view is The Derb’s recent piece in VDare, reprinted at Unz.com here:

    http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/derbs-canceled-williams-college-hate-address/

    Highly recommended reading if you haven’t already.

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  221. @Tiny Duck
    Trump has been endorsed by David Duke.

    No one in there right mind is going to vote for this clown now.

    Rubio will be the nominee and you guys can go have a good cry.

    It won’t hurt trump at all. Offending and annoying self-hating brainwashed little pussies like you will just be a bonus for many of his supporters.

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  222. DWB says: • Website
    @Anon
    There is genuine vitriol in this race.

    In earlier races, there were some cons who supported McCain, some who supported Romney, some who supported Perry, some who supported etc, etc, etc.

    But there was no conviction, no fire, thus no real animus. Just polite going through the motions.

    Romney supporters didn't hate McCain supporters and vice versa.
    Santorum supporters didn't hate Huckabee supporters and vice versa.

    But there is genuine hatred among the various factions.

    Trump supporters really hate the other camps and vice versa.

    But I don't think it's really populism vs populism, e.g. masses who support Trump vs masses who support Rubio.
    While there are masses who support Rubio or others, they do so without passion.
    In contrast, there is mass passion for Trump.

    The real passion is between masses for Trump and ELITES for Rubio(and others).

    Masses for Trump really hate the GOP elites, the elites who support Rubio(and others) really hate Trump masses.

    I think the GOP elites fear Trump for professional reasons(as for other ones).
    If Trump ignores all their advice and still wins, it will mean that all the experts have been phony and useless quacks who've been raking it in and holding power for no good reason at all.

    imagine if you're part of a coaching staff, but the athlete wins the championship by disobeying and disregarding all your advice.
    You will lose your standing. You will be exposed as an Adviser with No Clothes. That's what the GOP elites and experts fear. Trump wins, they lose jobs.

    I’m not a Republican, and thus so far as this plays out for the leadership of the GOP, I could not care less.

    Trump looks like he is on the verge of becoming a runaway train, and may roll to the nomination. Will he be able to stop Hillary? Does he really want to? I’m less than 100 per cent certain that the answer is “yes” to either question.

    But with the sport metaphor, I suggest to consider the case of Richie Allen, a tremendous talent in baseball back in the 1960s and 1970s. He could hit the ball a mile, but was not really a fan of “discipline” or “teamwork.” He famously feuded with an old-style, do it my way managers, and wound up with the White Sox, where Chuck Tanner more or less do as he pleased, even if it meant skipping batting practice to watch the ponies.

    It worked for a while, but eventually, Allen got fat, the White Sox fell apart, and Chuck Tanner moved on to Pittsburgh, where of course, he infamously averted his eyes there as the team became riddled with drug and other problems.

    Not that Trump is Richie Allen, and the GOP is a mess. But having no discipline seldom works out.

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    Finish the sentence re: Tanner. In 1976, Tanner managed the Oakland A's to a 2nd place finish and in 1977 moved on to the Pirates where he would end up winning the 1979 World Series in 7 games vs. the Orioles.

    Regarding the drugs, the entire clubhouse looked the other way. In a similar vein to Richie "Dick" Allen, Dave Parker who began his career in PIT with great aplomb somewhat fell off the track with the drug scandal in the early '80s. Had Dave not done cocaine, it's a pretty safe bet that he would've received some HOF votes. Probably would've had 3k hits and about 450 HRs for his career, or in a similar career trajectory to the Cubs' Andre Dawson (who is in the HOF, by the way).

    Still don't understand how BOS Jim Rice is in the HOF and not Dave Kingman, Rusty Staub, or even Al Oliver.
    , @MarkinLA
    Trump is disciplined. You don't stay as active in business as him just by flailing away at things. A baseball player has a job and a schedule. Trump has to make his own schedule and be there. Trump can't stand to be thought of as a loser. If he gets the nomination I think he will play to win.
  223. @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    Gen Xers are 35-55
    Real Clear Politics has this:

    About half are between 45 and 64 years of age
     
    WSJ has a whole article that talks about ages 18-34 (low support) and 50-64 (His highest support in the article) but interestingly nothing about 35-49
    But a quick look didn't quite give me a perfect Gen X cohort.

    This link seems to show that his highest support is Middle Aged, roughly Gen X, peaking at about 50

    http://politicsthatwork.com/blog/trump-supporters.php

    Should have added “about half [of Trump's supporters] are between…” To the first quote

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  224. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website
    @Cagey Beast
    I agree with your comment but I have to admit I hate how language fails us and we're so often stuck calling the current handful of people in the Establishment the "elite". The real elite is living in internal exile all around us. It's not these third-rate "mass men"* currently occupying the political choke-points left over from the days of broadcast towers and printing presses.

    Jonah Goldberg isn't "elite", he's just some guy at a keyboard with a family-size bag of Dorritos in his lap. The only difference is where the text he types goes when he hits "send".


    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Revolt_of_the_Masses

    “we’re so often stuck calling the current handful of people in the Establishment the ‘elite’…”

    But ‘establishment’ is too long.

    How about ‘Estab’?

    Or just ‘Stab’?

    Like ‘stab in the back’.

    GOP has a lot of ‘stabs’.

    Stabs are the privileged Scabs of the Right.

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  225. Travis says:

    pleasantly surprised to see Chris Christie endorse Trump today….bodes well for the November election, Christie is a great campaigner and will help Trump win New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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  226. @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    Gen Xers are 35-55
    Real Clear Politics has this:

    About half are between 45 and 64 years of age
     
    WSJ has a whole article that talks about ages 18-34 (low support) and 50-64 (His highest support in the article) but interestingly nothing about 35-49
    But a quick look didn't quite give me a perfect Gen X cohort.

    This link seems to show that his highest support is Middle Aged, roughly Gen X, peaking at about 50

    http://politicsthatwork.com/blog/trump-supporters.php

    “Gen Xers are 35-55″

    Hold up, hold up.

    Generation X began in 1965, AFTER the baby boom generation of 1946-1964.

    So that would mean that the oldest of the Gen. Xers would be 51 yrs old in 2016.

    Generation X = 1965-1980

    Please people, try to be accurate when stating the demarkations of generations.

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    • Replies: @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    I am using Strauss and Howe's dates for demarcation of the generations. Since S & H are the subject of the conversation.
    It's a little deeper analysis than what pop culture magazines use.
    For S & H, each generation is roughly 20 years, with ~10 year sub-cohorts.
    Boomers are 1943-60, Gen X 1961-81.
    The sub-cohorts usually reflect different parentage: early Gen Xers have Silent parents, later Xers have Boomer parents. So different software on the same generational hardware...
    Also, S & H note that the edges will fray. If you were born in '61 or '62, but are the youngest of 7 kids, you'll likely identify up with Boomers -your siblings.
    Their dating seems to work out pretty well.
    Pro-tip: use Google on the subject matter at hand before demanding accuracy from others. The Wikipedia page on S & H's generational theory is pretty good. I say this having read several of their books.
    Just click this link, I tried to make it as easy as possible for you...
    http://bfy.tw/4Tm4
  227. iSteveFan says:
    @Travis
    but if we could take out the 40 million hispanic immigrants and 10 million Asians immigrants etc......America would be 15% African American

    I agree we do not need more people and need to significantly curtail immigration, but we also need to encourage whites to have more children. Increasing the white fertility rate to 2.2 from the current 1.8 level will help tremendously...

    but if we could take out the 40 million hispanic immigrants and 10 million Asians immigrants etc……America would be 15% African American

    I get what you are trying to say. But keep in mind if you removed those immigrants there would be a lot of African ones removed too. So African Americans would not be 15% of the remaining population. Their numbers have been augmented in recent decades from immigration.

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    • Replies: @Travis
    i considered this, just 1 million Africans have immigrated to the US since 1970....but without the 40 million hispanics, 12 million Asians and 1 million Africans immigrants we would have a significantly higher proportion of Blacks in America, 38 million instead of 37 million blacks and many of the hispanic who immigrated are white, like Rubio and Cruz, thus the black population would be closer to 18% today since the white population would also have been reduced by over 5 million.
  228. @DWB
    I'm not a Republican, and thus so far as this plays out for the leadership of the GOP, I could not care less.

    Trump looks like he is on the verge of becoming a runaway train, and may roll to the nomination. Will he be able to stop Hillary? Does he really want to? I'm less than 100 per cent certain that the answer is "yes" to either question.

    But with the sport metaphor, I suggest to consider the case of Richie Allen, a tremendous talent in baseball back in the 1960s and 1970s. He could hit the ball a mile, but was not really a fan of "discipline" or "teamwork." He famously feuded with an old-style, do it my way managers, and wound up with the White Sox, where Chuck Tanner more or less do as he pleased, even if it meant skipping batting practice to watch the ponies.

    It worked for a while, but eventually, Allen got fat, the White Sox fell apart, and Chuck Tanner moved on to Pittsburgh, where of course, he infamously averted his eyes there as the team became riddled with drug and other problems.

    Not that Trump is Richie Allen, and the GOP is a mess. But having no discipline seldom works out.

    Finish the sentence re: Tanner. In 1976, Tanner managed the Oakland A’s to a 2nd place finish and in 1977 moved on to the Pirates where he would end up winning the 1979 World Series in 7 games vs. the Orioles.

    Regarding the drugs, the entire clubhouse looked the other way. In a similar vein to Richie “Dick” Allen, Dave Parker who began his career in PIT with great aplomb somewhat fell off the track with the drug scandal in the early ’80s. Had Dave not done cocaine, it’s a pretty safe bet that he would’ve received some HOF votes. Probably would’ve had 3k hits and about 450 HRs for his career, or in a similar career trajectory to the Cubs’ Andre Dawson (who is in the HOF, by the way).

    Still don’t understand how BOS Jim Rice is in the HOF and not Dave Kingman, Rusty Staub, or even Al Oliver.

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  229. AnonAnon says:

    Chris Christie just introduced Trump (and endorsed him) at the Fort Worth rally today.

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  230. @Anonymous
    Cruz has serious elevators in his shoes! I am 5'11" and stood beside both Trump and Cruz. Trump was a good 4 inches taller than me. Cruz shorter. But on stage Cruz was close to Trump's height and had a weird stance. Bizarre! Visuals are important but really??

    Remember the line about Dukakis?

    Beware of Greeks wearing lifts.

    It, along with the Willie Horton story, first used against him by Al Gore and this unfortunate image

    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2008/01/17/the-photo-op-that-tanked

    led to his loss to Bush .

    Little things matter.

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  231. @iSteveFan
    No. Six kids per couple would lead to a population explosion. We don't need that. We have 320 million people today. Take out the post 1965 immigrants and their kids, and we have somewhere around 250 million. That is plenty. We had 140 million during WW2.

    Keep in mind 250 million today would put us at fourth place instead of our current position of third. And even with the 140 million of WW2, we would still be 10th most populous nation.

    It’s been demonstrated empirically that if you have zero populatin growth, that socio-economic forces will conspire to cause the empty space to be filled with immigrants. The solution to the population explosion would be to have the military impose American-immigration friendly regimes on all other countries and put the extra population there. Once the world is full of Americans we can start terraforming other planets.

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  232. Whiskey says: • Website

    David Duke, like Al Sharpton, is a paid FBI informer, almost certainly. Think about it. How ELSE could Duke avoid constant jail for all sorts of things — any ordinary person violates at least ten federal laws a week, giving the Feds ample avenue to jail anyone they deem an enemy.

    Wonder WHY Al Sharpton has not been jailed for failing to pay his fine to Steve Pagonis? Duh he’s an FBI informant.

    Wonder WHY Kevin McDonald has NOT BEEN FIRED from Cal State Long Beach, home of Kwanza? Duh, he’s an FBI informant almost certainly. Otherwise he would have been fired.

    Duke and McDonald are FBI agent provocateurs, otherwise they’d be in jail. Most sensible people know this.

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    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    McDonald isn't organizing anything that asks people to break the law like a normal FBI plant does.
    , @iSteveFan

    Wonder WHY Kevin McDonald has NOT BEEN FIRED from Cal State Long Beach, home of Kwanza? Duh, he’s an FBI informant almost certainly. Otherwise he would have been fired.
     
    I suppose he has tenure.
    , @Mr. Anon
    "Wonder WHY Kevin McDonald has NOT BEEN FIRED from Cal State Long Beach, home of Kwanza? Duh, he’s an FBI informant almost certainly. Otherwise he would have been fired."

    He has tenure, nitwit. Your assertion is a scurrilous lie. So..........unsurprising, coming from a deceitful little weasel like you Whiskey - someone who pretends to be a friend of white interests but actually works to undermine them.

    I would much sooner believe that YOU are an FBI informant. And perhaps you are. Or in someone else's pay.
  233. @JohnnyWalker123
    I voted for McCain. Should I have voted for Obama instead?

    I voted for McCain. Should I have voted for Obama instead?

    Maybe. Personally, I voted for Ralph Nader in 2008, but if I’d lived in a competitive state (rather than a guaranteed blue one, at the time), I would’ve held my nose, and voted for Obama. Because I feared a John McCain presidency could’ve, well, quite possibly rendered the the surface of the Earth as lifeless as that of the Moon….

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  234. @Anonymous
    Tonight's the night the GOP (along w/ morality, conscience, and faith) was saved.

    Rubio is killing Trump. It's almost painful to watch.

    Rubio is going to mop up on Super Tuesday

    If constantly interrupting Trump and acting like a smarmy teenager in debate club ( You’re repeating, yourself!, You’re repeating yourself! ) is “killing” Trump then I don’t think understand much about debate. Just because the crowd was responding to Rubio doesn’t mean anything, they were cheering for Jeb! in the South Carolina as well. These debates are stacked full of establishment GOP types, they are going to cheer for every cheap shot Rubio makes even if it lacks any substance. You need to look at the substance of what is being said, not the cheap shot comments designed to appeal to the crowd.

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    • Replies: @Stephen R. Diamond
    Rubio's act was effective because Trump claims everyone's afraid of him.
  235. @MarkinLA
    So the right course of action for whites who are the only group not allowed to use racial identity politics is what?

    I agree with you that Christian White-Americans are the only group who are not given the right to play identity politics. I think whites should do like Jewish Voices for Peace – and advocate non-racialist liberalism. Why not “White Voices for Liberal Democracy”?

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  236. @Ripple Earthdevil
    Is anyone around here hip to The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe?

    According to their theory, we're experiencing a political realignment of the type that happens every eighty years or so. Ergo, right on schedule.

    For better or worse, one Donald J. Trump appears to be emerging as the Grey Champion of our current Crisis. Following in the footsteps of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    Is anyone around here hip to The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe?

    Yes, I first heard this theory discussed on the old Art Bell show, at least a decade ago, and I think that as far as cyclical explanations of history go, it has a lot of merit.

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  237. Thomas says:

    The morning after: GOP donors already floating a trial balloon to break their pledge to support and bolt for an independent run.

    It would be a great idea to come up with some prospective names for a 3rd party representing these folks. The AEI party? The Cuba Libre party? The WSJ Editorial Page Party? The Vail Party? Likud-USA? The Act of Love Party? The 4 More Wars Party?

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    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    How about the Permanent Revolutionary Party along the lines of the PRI in Mexico? One of Trotsky's Kids is apparently thinking of making the switch already:
    Why Trump Is Panicking Robert Kagan
    http://www.nationalinterest.org/feature/why-trump-panicking-robert-kagan-15329
  238. Travis says:
    @iSteveFan

    but if we could take out the 40 million hispanic immigrants and 10 million Asians immigrants etc……America would be 15% African American
     
    I get what you are trying to say. But keep in mind if you removed those immigrants there would be a lot of African ones removed too. So African Americans would not be 15% of the remaining population. Their numbers have been augmented in recent decades from immigration.

    i considered this, just 1 million Africans have immigrated to the US since 1970….but without the 40 million hispanics, 12 million Asians and 1 million Africans immigrants we would have a significantly higher proportion of Blacks in America, 38 million instead of 37 million blacks and many of the hispanic who immigrated are white, like Rubio and Cruz, thus the black population would be closer to 18% today since the white population would also have been reduced by over 5 million.

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  239. @LondonBob
    I am not sure, except for the Zionists, that the GOP donors are that upset by Trump. They haven't been going after him. Supposedly the Kochs have a mountain of stuff they will dump on Hillary during the general, Trump being the nominee isn't changing that.

    I find the British attitude to Trump a little puzzling. British politicians have gone to far as to debate whether or not to ban Trump from visiting the UK, as if he’s some sort of terrorist, but overall, the BBC, Daily Mail etc are arguably less anti-Trump that much of the US media. The BBC for example, argues that Trump may be obnoxious and egotistic, but he’s an economic/religious moderate who can make deals and comprimise, while Cruz is an economic and religous extremist with a crazy flat tax plan.

    I suspect a lot of British elites aren’t really that bothered by much of Trump’s platform, but they feel to need to make a stand against him because of his negative comments about Muslims. Not upsetting Muslims seems to one of the cardinal rules of mainstream British politics. It will be interested to see how the Brits react if Trump if he actually gets elected.

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  240. Racism/Nationalist and Identitarian ideas are bad because it seeks to disrupt the natural laws of social mobility with mass ideology.

    The most racist movements universally is about a objectively inferior group banding together to oppress their betters. It is what led to a group trying to kill the smartest ethnic line and giving the idea a bad name forever. It is what led to Africans robbing and stealing white man’s assets in much of Africa. It is what led to lower performing South Asians oppressing the expat Chinese. It is BLM.

    The problem with identity is that just because you are objectively inferior does not mean you hate yourself. With identities, the inferior creates a ideology proclaiming moral superiority while creatively generating remote links to justify it.
    —–
    An objectively superior group do not need mass movements to get what they want. Naturally superior performance gets it if no identitarians block them. It is obvious that the so called “globalist elite” is not hurt by immigration. They are too smart to be impacted by low skill competition, controls the commanding perch when it comes down to high skill sectors. With the o-ring model of modern technology, a smart person is better off with other smart people and just take over the world instead of being in the wilderness being the master of retards, and if that involves draining the world of brains so be it. They also always have the exit option. In a world of social mobility, superior ability does open a route to joining the elite so it even isn’t that unfair.

    Much of the identitarians ideas are just plain protectionism for uncompetitive labor not unlike corporate welfare that seeks protectionism for uncompetitive business. It is “loser whites” trying to steal from “good whites” by re-defining the latter as family and thus necessarily responsible. (of course loser whites always claims that the latter is stealing from them, not unlike how black racists claim how whitey is stealing from them)

    Now anti-racist signaling by the aspiring upper middle class trying to look elite can be really silly, but thats no good reason to follow identitarians.
    ——
    It just looks like standard self interest cloaked in (not even generalizable) moral justification not unlike the kind done by all the other groups, including those that is strongly hated.

    If you ask me, it is such a sideshow when non-sexually reproducing 30stand-deviation alien lifeforms is within engineering distance and will change all calculus long before momentum can carry the status quo far.

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  241. @Anonymous
    Tonight's the night the GOP (along w/ morality, conscience, and faith) was saved.

    Rubio is killing Trump. It's almost painful to watch.

    Rubio is going to mop up on Super Tuesday

    Incidentally, Chris Matthews has just reported that Rubio had plants in the audience too cheer wildly every time he said something, you can tell because on about 5 or 6 occasions the cheering comes in the middle of Rubio responding and he has stop talking because the squealing is so loud it is drowning out his voice, Brent Baier called it Rubio’s velociraptor.

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  242. @Das
    LOL. Don't worry about that.

    I remember ridiculous conservatives in 2012 claiming that they'd *never* vote for Romney, because blah blah blah deviations from stupid conservative think tank policies. They all voted for Romney.

    By April, everyone from David Brooks to Rush Limbaugh will be praising Trump 24/7, and working hard to get him elected.

    By April, everyone from David Brooks to Rush Limbaugh will be praising Trump 24/7, and working hard to get him elected.

    Wanna bet?

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  243. @Unladen Swallow
    If constantly interrupting Trump and acting like a smarmy teenager in debate club ( You're repeating, yourself!, You're repeating yourself! ) is "killing" Trump then I don't think understand much about debate. Just because the crowd was responding to Rubio doesn't mean anything, they were cheering for Jeb! in the South Carolina as well. These debates are stacked full of establishment GOP types, they are going to cheer for every cheap shot Rubio makes even if it lacks any substance. You need to look at the substance of what is being said, not the cheap shot comments designed to appeal to the crowd.

    Rubio’s act was effective because Trump claims everyone’s afraid of him.

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    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Everybody could see Rubio is playing tough guy. He isn't one.
  244. @Tiny Duck
    Trump has been endorsed by David Duke.

    No one in there right mind is going to vote for this clown now.

    Rubio will be the nominee and you guys can go have a good cry.

    Trump has been endorsed by David Duke.

    No one in there right mind is going to vote for this clown now.”

    I hate to break the news to you, but in the real world, no one gives a rat’s ass who David Duke endorses. And frankly, the fact you don’t already realize this, suggests you’re not overly bright.

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  245. Matra says: • Website
    @Pat Gilligan
    I think they included Maria Celeste Arraras to distract Donald. Why are Latinas so friggin' feminine, and hot??

    I found her too haughty to be feminine and/or hot. The Hispanics in America usually come across as self-entitled. That question of hers to one of the Hispanics on stage (Cruz, I think) that ended with “do your Republican colleagues get it?” was notably obnoxious.

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  246. @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    In Austin where there are beautiful girls everywhere, I had a professor visiting from Scotland who turned to the class one day and sort of shouted "Why Tattoos!? Don't people know that they are an ancient sign of slavery!?!?" Now when I see a tattoo I just say in my mind, "slave"

    He was reprimanded for speaking like that.

    I was bummed when the really hot Texan I had been pursuing showed me her tramp stamp on the second date. Ugh, so disappointing! Such a waste

    In Austin where there are beautiful girls everywhere …

    I was bummed when the really hot Texan I had been pursuing showed me her tramp stamp on the second date. Ugh, so disappointing! Such a waste.”

    Thanks–i finally have one tiny benefit of being an old man. I blessedly did my turn in Austin in the pre-tattoo era. I remember my first arrival there well. After the crappy winter of ’78, i was picking between Cornell and Austin for grad school. At Cornell–late March–there was still snow on the ground and the girls were all bundled up. April 1st i arrived in Austin, it was sunny, beautiful and warm and it was the era of short-shorts. The girls all seemed to return a smile and just walking down the sidewalk behind a bouncy bottom was a delight. (Needless to say, i went to Texas.)

    The beautiful bloom of youth doesn’t last forever. It’s a crime against nature to uglify it.

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    • Replies: @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    Amen brother... And you just gave me flashbacks... Time to check spring break airfares
  247. Dew says:

    On a related note…

    Trump just made a smart PR move. Marco Roboto has pretty much lost whatever he gained from this debate. Marco didn’t think he would have to have to deal with Chris “Krispy Kremes” again.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/26/politics/chris-christie-endorses-donald-trump/

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered a surprise endorsement to Donald Trump on Friday, saying there is no one better prepared to lead the country or defeat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should she become the Democratic nominee.

    “I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States,” the New Jersey Republican told reporters at a press conference in Texas. “The best person to beat Hillary Clinton on that stage last night is undoubtedly Donald Trump.”

    Christie is the first of Trump’s former rivals for the Republican nomination to endorse the billionaire presidential candidate, who has now won three out of four primary contests and is increasingly viewed as the most likely candidate to become the GOP nominee. The endorsement gives him an establishment endorsement and once again Trump has stolen the news cycle from his primary opponent Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

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  248. Phillyguy says:

    Despite the Cuckservative journalists shrieking to the contrary, I don’t think that Cruz or Rubio bested Trump last night, but perhaps that’s because I have an Altright perspective on things. However, I do think Trump passed up a few opportunities to deliver what could have been devastating one liners to Rubio and Cruz.

    Some examples:
    1) When Rubio gave his answer about securing the border first and then seeing what the American people will do re letting the illegals stay, Trump should have said, “So what you’re saying is that you want to promise the American people you’ll ‘secure the border’ and then see if you can sneak amnesty by them.”

    2) When Rubio criticized him for repeating himself re opening up the competition between insurance companies across state lines, Trump should have said, “If I’m repeating myself it’s because I’m trying to explain econ 101 to an imbecile who’s never held a real private sector job in his life.”

    3) When Cruz was asking him what he was doing and where he was when Cruz was ‘fighting ‘ for a slew of pet conservative issues, Trump could have said, “I was running a multi-billion dollar company. But now after seeing what a hash you professional politicians have made of things, I felt I had to get involved or else nothing will get fixed.

    It wouldn’t be that hard to cut these guys off at the knees in a debate. They’re records are pretty indefensible.

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    Despite the Cuckservative journalists shrieking to the contrary, I don’t think that Cruz or Rubio bested Trump last night, but perhaps that’s because I have an Altright perspective on things. However, I do think Trump passed up a few opportunities to deliver what could have been devastating one liners to Rubio and Cruz.
     
    When Rubio was bringing up the charge against Trump having to pay a fine for hiring illegal Poles 30+ years ago, Trump pointed out how long ago it was. Trump should have added, "I mean, at that time you were still be arrested in seedy parks at night in Miami."
  249. @NC
    Worrying about free trade and healthcare is ridiculous when white children are already a minority in the US. I care about blood and soil, and Trump is the only candidate that even understands the concept. Libertarian ideological straight jackets mean nothing to me. Every quasi religious concept about liberty and freedom has been used by a parasitic elite in the name of open borders, offshoring and outsourcing and against white males. Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.

    Libertarianism is a coward's ideology. It's an attempt by white males to argue in their own interest by ideological means instead of arguing plainly for what's in the interest of their own blood and culture like every other ethnic group does. Every libertarian ideal has been turned against them by their ideological opponents. To be a libertarian you have to believe in open borders and free trade (or make some Rube Goldberg argument about why it's more libertarian to believe otherwise) despite the fact that this is dispossessing and impoverishing white males who make up 99.9999% of all the libertarians that ever were or ever will be. To be a libertarian means to choose liberty over survival because how can you be a libertarian if you let sanity trump laissez-faire? In the future, when the last libertarian is bludgeoned to death with the last copy of Atlas Shrugs by some black panther militia man, he'll be bitching with his dying breath about violations of his property rights and voluntary agreements.

    Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.

    How? Loss of manufacturing jobs? I’m not convinced of this. Americans are happy to buy cheap goods.

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    Haven't you heard about the white death? Were people starving en masse when everything they bought was still made in this country? Now we have cheap goods but we also have a massive portion of the white male population sinking into despair and degeneracy through opioid and meth addiction, permanent unemployment and plummeting life expectancy, atomization and childlessness. Cheap consumer goods are a poor trade for economic and cultural degradation. This another libertarian/liberal shell game: they talk about how gee whiz great this technology is and how "grandpa sure never had an ipad." What they don't talk about is how grandpa could afford to buy his own home and raise his own family. For a lot of white men that's just never going to happen.
    , @MarkinLA
    Americans are happy to buy cheap goods.

    For awhile, until their savings or welfare run out. Since they don't have jobs.
  250. @Stephen R. Diamond
    Slightly OT: Charles Murray on Trump:

    QUOTE

    It’s like Wolfgang Pauli’s famous crack, “That is not only not right, it is not even wrong.” He doesn’t even have a bad character. People with bad characters can have strengths. As far as I can tell he has no character. He’s a bully with subordinates. He does business in ways that good businesspeople despise—and he’s not even very good at that. He says things about people, especially his wives, that are so obnoxious that calling them obnoxious doesn’t come close to how awful they are. He constantly lies about things that can be checked. He brags incessantly—really unattractive in itself—but he doesn’t even brag about things that he could appropriately be proud of. The guy is pathetic.

    The oddest thing about his popularity with white middle-class and working-class males is that if he lived next door to them, they would despise him.

    END QUOTE

    The oddest thing about his popularity with white middle-class and working-class males is that if he lived next door to them, they would despise him.

    I’ve heard Trump is really nice to regular people in real life and just adopts this obnoxious persona for publicity. Most people who’ve worked for him seem to generally like him.

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  251. @Harry Baldwin
    Romney lost because after the first debate he decided to stop fighting. Two missed opportunities to deliver a body blow were when Obama went after him about self-deportation, which Romney could have easily defended, and when he let Candy Crowley inaccurately correct him, taking Obama's side, in the middle of the debate. He could have shown fight, and he didn't.

    Well, Romney was not a person who did well among working and lower middle class people. He was an establishment shill so naturally Obama could kill him off.

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  252. @Stephen R. Diamond
    On Unz.

    Oh, I thought Unz was a conservative/libertarian website and not a white nationalist. If it is true it is really sad.

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  253. @Chrisnonymous
    You know, if they re-wrote The Matrix so that Neo had a wife and kid inside the matrix, it would be very plausible for him to be emotionally unprepared to deal with reality. Just saying...

    Yes, it would be difficult for him to get out of the Matrix. I see your point.

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  254. MarkinLA says:
    @ConservativeWonker
    Duke and his gang are going further and further and now is ADL and SPLC involved. This was not a problem in the beginning but these KKK people are getting more aggressive. They use Trump as a vessel to spree their hatred about people of color. This is very negative for Donald Trump because he is now forced to disavow them instead of talking politics. Why are not David Duke and these people arrested for hate crimes?

    Why are not David Duke and these people arrested for hate crimes?

    I think you mean thought crimes. Thank god we aren’t there yet. However, if you go by the near riot at CSU Mexico over Ben Shapiro (not that I actually care about the twerp who thinks he defines what a conservative is) then we are close.

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  255. @Stephen R. Diamond

    I cannot stand ethno and racial nationalists. I hate these people so much.
     
    You do realize that white nationalism is the main ideology here?

    I don’t think that’s accurate at all. People are so quick and loose with such allegations. That’s one of the key reasons Trump’s campaign is so popular: he refuses to stay inside the tighter and tighter circle people like you draw around the rest of us.

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  256. NC says:
    @Massimo Heitor

    Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.
     
    How? Loss of manufacturing jobs? I'm not convinced of this. Americans are happy to buy cheap goods.

    Haven’t you heard about the white death? Were people starving en masse when everything they bought was still made in this country? Now we have cheap goods but we also have a massive portion of the white male population sinking into despair and degeneracy through opioid and meth addiction, permanent unemployment and plummeting life expectancy, atomization and childlessness. Cheap consumer goods are a poor trade for economic and cultural degradation. This another libertarian/liberal shell game: they talk about how gee whiz great this technology is and how “grandpa sure never had an ipad.” What they don’t talk about is how grandpa could afford to buy his own home and raise his own family. For a lot of white men that’s just never going to happen.

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  257. MarkinLA says:
    @Sal Paradise
    Nobody cares about David Duke. What the hell are you guys going on about?

    Trump needs to get more informed on the issues. He should have been attacking Rubio for the Gang of 8 bill.

    Yes he should call him Marco Amnesty Rubio every time he addresses him. Or maybe to get that Spanish in Marco Amnestio Rubio.

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  258. @Chrisnonymous
    You know, if they re-wrote The Matrix so that Neo had a wife and kid inside the matrix, it would be very plausible for him to be emotionally unprepared to deal with reality. Just saying...

    Yes, it would be difficult for him to get out of the Matrix. I see your point.

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  259. @Mr. Anon
    "Duke would not directly benefit but someone like identitarian Richard B. Spencer does benefit as he is much less radical."

    Duke is a clown and publicity whore. He started out handing out leaflets to college students while wearing a swastika armband. He has nothing really in common with Richard Spencer. I don't think anyone on the alt-right takes him (Duke) seriously.

    "Secondly, I personally not like Duke, Spencer or any ethnic/racial nationalist as their views are a horror for domestic minorities."

    I don't know of anyone on the alt-right who advocates ethnic cleansing or apartheid. What most of them want is simply an end to the bullshit. An end to the pretend public discourse where all races are the same and whites are to blame for all the problems of blacks and hispanics (when they are, in fact, to blame for none of them). They want the restoration of America as a fundmentally white country, which it historically was, in terms of its laws, its institutions, and its cultural mores. It doesn't mean that blacks would be forced to live in ghettos. It would mean that loathsome, useless degenerates like Snoop-Dog and Kanye west wouldn't be given a public forum and treated as some kind of culture heroes. Or that public spaces would be filled with SJW propaganda as they are now.

    "I think we should gather under a non-racialized citizenship."

    And where has that ever proved effective or even realizable? I thought that conservatism is supposed to be rooted in reality. You're just engaging in hopeful day-dreaming.

    I understand that may be the Spencer position but I don’t think that is what David Duke advocate. Spencer does not even call himself a “white nationalist”. He calls himself a identitarian – which is something slightly different from white nationalism. I wonder what will happen to us in biracial relationships and with biracial children? How are we going to be treated in the WN society?

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  260. @tbraton
    " Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent."

    I'm puzzled about your numbers. Where did you come up with the idea that Trump needs 56% of the delegates to get the nomination? Everything I have read says he needs only a bare majority (50+%) on the first round to get the nomination or 1237 delegates, not the 1406 you claim. http://www.270towin.com/2016-republican-nomination/ How do you explain the discrepancy? Or is your purpose for posting here to spread disinformation like your David Duke story? This seems like a strange place for someone who claims to have a black wife to be posting.

    Your website do not count the RNC votes. Trump will not recieve any RNC votes.

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    • Replies: @tbraton
    I think you are either making up this stuff or don't have a clue how the system works. (BTW I notice you don't post any links to support your argument, which indicates that you are a fraud and a phony.) Every site I have located uses the same number for the total number of delegates, 2472, and states that only 50+% of those are required to get the nomination, 1237. I am mystified as to where you get your figure for "RNC votes," 168, and, of course, you provide no link to back up your statement.

    BTW I went back and reread your original post and realized that it is all nonsense. Here is what you said: "Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.” Your numbers just don't add up. If there are really an additional 168 "RNC votes," as you state, that means the total would be 2640 (2472 + 168). You cite no link for that "56+ percent" figure, so it looks like you just made it up. So it appears from your language that Trump will need 50+% of the 2472 delegates, or 1237, plus 100% of the 168 "RNC delegates." That would add up to 1405, but, for some reason, you toss out the number 1406. BTW if you add 168 to 1237, that would give you 1405, which is only 53% of the total 2472 + 168, not 56%.

    Bottom line is that I think you are a troll, who has come here to scatter ignorance on the board in order to disillusion Trump supporters by making it appear that Trump faces a much higher barrier than generally assumed. Trump only needs 1237 delegates to secure the nomination, and your assertions that he needs a much higher number is pure nonsense.
  261. @Thomas
    The morning after: GOP donors already floating a trial balloon to break their pledge to support and bolt for an independent run.

    It would be a great idea to come up with some prospective names for a 3rd party representing these folks. The AEI party? The Cuba Libre party? The WSJ Editorial Page Party? The Vail Party? Likud-USA? The Act of Love Party? The 4 More Wars Party?

    How about the Permanent Revolutionary Party along the lines of the PRI in Mexico? One of Trotsky’s Kids is apparently thinking of making the switch already:
    Why Trump Is Panicking Robert Kagan

    http://www.nationalinterest.org/feature/why-trump-panicking-robert-kagan-15329

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  262. MarkinLA says:
    @Das
    LOL. Don't worry about that.

    I remember ridiculous conservatives in 2012 claiming that they'd *never* vote for Romney, because blah blah blah deviations from stupid conservative think tank policies. They all voted for Romney.

    By April, everyone from David Brooks to Rush Limbaugh will be praising Trump 24/7, and working hard to get him elected.

    The Ron Paul voters stayed home, but Paul was screwed in broad daylight by the GOPe. Trump will will in spite of their dirty tricks.

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  263. MarkinLA says:
    @AndrewR
    Cruz disgusts me with his endless I LOVE ISRAEL MORE THAN I LOVE MY OWN CHILDREN shtick

    Yeah, unfortunately they would all blow Bibi live on stage and on camera if he walked into the studio.

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  264. MarkinLA says:
    @PhysicistDave
    22pp22 wrote:

    Please, please, please tell me Trump weathered the attacks on him.
     
    If I were judging on points, I'd give it to Cruz. To give a specific example, Trump clearly did not grasp Dana Bash's question about the connection between pre-existing conditions and the individual mandate in Obamacare.

    But, for better or worse, the Donald is a force of nature. E.g., the Telemundo anchor María Celeste Arrarás tried to hit him with some tough questions, but he threw some quips back at her and had her grinning at him. Maybe he really can win a lot of Hispanics.

    Dave Miller in Sacramento

    Obamacare is not a real issue for the general election. Most people don’t know much about it other than if they ended up paying more for health care than before. Obamacare is bad insurance, I have it, but I also tried to get regular insurance and know how lousy the whole industry is.

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    • Replies: @PhysicistDave
    MarkinLA wrote to me:

    Obamacare is not a real issue for the general election.
     
    In terms of the details that I criticized Trump for not knowing, yeah, you're probably right.

    Which is why Trump's ability to get a grin out of the Hispanic anchor lady probably counts for more than any policy issues.

    Dave
  265. MarkinLA says:
    @DWB
    I'm not a Republican, and thus so far as this plays out for the leadership of the GOP, I could not care less.

    Trump looks like he is on the verge of becoming a runaway train, and may roll to the nomination. Will he be able to stop Hillary? Does he really want to? I'm less than 100 per cent certain that the answer is "yes" to either question.

    But with the sport metaphor, I suggest to consider the case of Richie Allen, a tremendous talent in baseball back in the 1960s and 1970s. He could hit the ball a mile, but was not really a fan of "discipline" or "teamwork." He famously feuded with an old-style, do it my way managers, and wound up with the White Sox, where Chuck Tanner more or less do as he pleased, even if it meant skipping batting practice to watch the ponies.

    It worked for a while, but eventually, Allen got fat, the White Sox fell apart, and Chuck Tanner moved on to Pittsburgh, where of course, he infamously averted his eyes there as the team became riddled with drug and other problems.

    Not that Trump is Richie Allen, and the GOP is a mess. But having no discipline seldom works out.

    Trump is disciplined. You don’t stay as active in business as him just by flailing away at things. A baseball player has a job and a schedule. Trump has to make his own schedule and be there. Trump can’t stand to be thought of as a loser. If he gets the nomination I think he will play to win.

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  266. MarkinLA says:
    @Whiskey
    David Duke, like Al Sharpton, is a paid FBI informer, almost certainly. Think about it. How ELSE could Duke avoid constant jail for all sorts of things -- any ordinary person violates at least ten federal laws a week, giving the Feds ample avenue to jail anyone they deem an enemy.

    Wonder WHY Al Sharpton has not been jailed for failing to pay his fine to Steve Pagonis? Duh he's an FBI informant.

    Wonder WHY Kevin McDonald has NOT BEEN FIRED from Cal State Long Beach, home of Kwanza? Duh, he's an FBI informant almost certainly. Otherwise he would have been fired.

    Duke and McDonald are FBI agent provocateurs, otherwise they'd be in jail. Most sensible people know this.

    McDonald isn’t organizing anything that asks people to break the law like a normal FBI plant does.

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  267. MarkinLA says:
    @Stephen R. Diamond
    Rubio's act was effective because Trump claims everyone's afraid of him.

    Everybody could see Rubio is playing tough guy. He isn’t one.

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    • Replies: @tbraton
    Does anybody recall whether Hugh Hewitt was identified before last night's debate as a "Rubio supporter"? After the NH debate, he appeared on "Meet the Press" where he was identified as a "Rubio supporter," something I noted in a message three weeks back. See http://www.unz.com/isteve/republican-debate-open-thread/#comment-1320119 That seems like a blatant conflict of interest to have a supporter of one of the candidates act as a moderator of the debate.
  268. iSteveFan says:
    @Whiskey
    David Duke, like Al Sharpton, is a paid FBI informer, almost certainly. Think about it. How ELSE could Duke avoid constant jail for all sorts of things -- any ordinary person violates at least ten federal laws a week, giving the Feds ample avenue to jail anyone they deem an enemy.

    Wonder WHY Al Sharpton has not been jailed for failing to pay his fine to Steve Pagonis? Duh he's an FBI informant.

    Wonder WHY Kevin McDonald has NOT BEEN FIRED from Cal State Long Beach, home of Kwanza? Duh, he's an FBI informant almost certainly. Otherwise he would have been fired.

    Duke and McDonald are FBI agent provocateurs, otherwise they'd be in jail. Most sensible people know this.

    Wonder WHY Kevin McDonald has NOT BEEN FIRED from Cal State Long Beach, home of Kwanza? Duh, he’s an FBI informant almost certainly. Otherwise he would have been fired.

    I suppose he has tenure.

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  269. MarkinLA says:
    @Massimo Heitor

    Free trade with Mexico and China has been an obvious and unmitigated disaster. Slap on the tariffs.
     
    How? Loss of manufacturing jobs? I'm not convinced of this. Americans are happy to buy cheap goods.

    Americans are happy to buy cheap goods.

    For awhile, until their savings or welfare run out. Since they don’t have jobs.

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  270. iSteveFan says:

    Conservatives generally want to conserve. In the case of the USA this would most definitely include the population makeup of the nation. So it’s not that much of a stretch for conversations to start to center around immigration policy, especially if the policy in its current form is leading to the largest demographic change in history. That might strike some as white nationalism. But I think it is definitely conservative to wish to maintain one’s nation.

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  271. Anonymous says:
    @Phillyguy
    Despite the Cuckservative journalists shrieking to the contrary, I don't think that Cruz or Rubio bested Trump last night, but perhaps that's because I have an Altright perspective on things. However, I do think Trump passed up a few opportunities to deliver what could have been devastating one liners to Rubio and Cruz.

    Some examples:
    1) When Rubio gave his answer about securing the border first and then seeing what the American people will do re letting the illegals stay, Trump should have said, "So what you're saying is that you want to promise the American people you'll 'secure the border' and then see if you can sneak amnesty by them."

    2) When Rubio criticized him for repeating himself re opening up the competition between insurance companies across state lines, Trump should have said, "If I'm repeating myself it's because I'm trying to explain econ 101 to an imbecile who's never held a real private sector job in his life."

    3) When Cruz was asking him what he was doing and where he was when Cruz was 'fighting ' for a slew of pet conservative issues, Trump could have said, "I was running a multi-billion dollar company. But now after seeing what a hash you professional politicians have made of things, I felt I had to get involved or else nothing will get fixed.

    It wouldn't be that hard to cut these guys off at the knees in a debate. They're records are pretty indefensible.

    Despite the Cuckservative journalists shrieking to the contrary, I don’t think that Cruz or Rubio bested Trump last night, but perhaps that’s because I have an Altright perspective on things. However, I do think Trump passed up a few opportunities to deliver what could have been devastating one liners to Rubio and Cruz.

    When Rubio was bringing up the charge against Trump having to pay a fine for hiring illegal Poles 30+ years ago, Trump pointed out how long ago it was. Trump should have added, “I mean, at that time you were still be arrested in seedy parks at night in Miami.”

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  272. Vendetta says:
    @MarkinLA
    So the right course of action for whites who are the only group not allowed to use racial identity politics is what?

    To discredit identity politics across the board. Preferable outcome, but a harder goal to reach since it entails changing others’ behavior vs. just changing your own.

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  273. Steve, you’ll love the irony/national self-loathing in this one – Australian progressives are starting a petition to ban Trump from visiting Australia.

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/671/817/731/ban-trump-from-australia/

    Why is this ironic ? because Trump is the the most Australian-like presidential candidate in modern US history.

    Brash, blond, economic moderate and nationalist, tough on illegal immigration, concerned with pensions for veterans and little time for PC. He would probably be more at home in Queensland than Queens.

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  274. tbraton says:
    @ConservativeWonker
    Your website do not count the RNC votes. Trump will not recieve any RNC votes.

    I think you are either making up this stuff or don’t have a clue how the system works. (BTW I notice you don’t post any links to support your argument, which indicates that you are a fraud and a phony.) Every site I have located uses the same number for the total number of delegates, 2472, and states that only 50+% of those are required to get the nomination, 1237. I am mystified as to where you get your figure for “RNC votes,” 168, and, of course, you provide no link to back up your statement.

    BTW I went back and reread your original post and realized that it is all nonsense. Here is what you said: “Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.” Your numbers just don’t add up. If there are really an additional 168 “RNC votes,” as you state, that means the total would be 2640 (2472 + 168). You cite no link for that “56+ percent” figure, so it looks like you just made it up. So it appears from your language that Trump will need 50+% of the 2472 delegates, or 1237, plus 100% of the 168 “RNC delegates.” That would add up to 1405, but, for some reason, you toss out the number 1406. BTW if you add 168 to 1237, that would give you 1405, which is only 53% of the total 2472 + 168, not 56%.

    Bottom line is that I think you are a troll, who has come here to scatter ignorance on the board in order to disillusion Trump supporters by making it appear that Trump faces a much higher barrier than generally assumed. Trump only needs 1237 delegates to secure the nomination, and your assertions that he needs a much higher number is pure nonsense.

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    I came across something dealing with the Republican nominating process which hasn't received a lot of attention, as far as I know, which throws a whole different light on all the talk about a brokered convention producing unlikely candidates like Jeb!!! Bush. Here is what I found:

    "The party has clarified the nomination requirements for candidates at the convention.


    Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a majority of ... delegates from ... 8 or more states ... [T]he affirmative written support ... shall have been submitted to the secretary of the convention ... prior to the placing of the names of candidates for nomination .... [Rule 40(b)]
     
    http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/R-Alloc.phtml

    If I am reading that right, I don't think there is any possibility of any candidate but Trump getting the nomination. There aren't any candidates who are going to able to claim that they have the majority of delegates from 8 or more states. So far, only Ted Cruz has managed to carry even one state, Iowa (and there he only won 8 out of 30 delegates, not a majority), and the prospect of him winning 7 more states is rather dim. I guess the rule can always be amended at the Convention. Otherwise, that rule appears to block every candidate but Trump. The troubling thing is that the rule appears to apply to VP nominees too.
    , @tbraton
    I think I found the answer to the garbled nonsense posted by ConservativeWonker, whose numbers are all mixed up.

    According to an article in Breitbart by Roger Stone back in January:

    "There are 278 Super Delegates who are GOP establishment insiders, likely opposed to Trump. They constitute 4 percent of the convention. Thus, Trump must win 54 percent of delegates elected in caucuses and primaries to guarantee he could block a plot to stop him." http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/14/would-a-brokered-convention-stop-donald-trump/

    Despite the claims of ConservativeWonker, those 278 Super Delegates are counted as part of the 2472 total delegates, not in addition to them. Thus, as I stated repeatedly, Trump still needs to garner only 1237 (50+%) out of 2472 to secure the nomination, not the 1406 tossed out by ConservativeWonker. This means he has to get 54% of the elected delegates who are not Super Delegates.
  275. tbraton says:
    @tbraton
    I think you are either making up this stuff or don't have a clue how the system works. (BTW I notice you don't post any links to support your argument, which indicates that you are a fraud and a phony.) Every site I have located uses the same number for the total number of delegates, 2472, and states that only 50+% of those are required to get the nomination, 1237. I am mystified as to where you get your figure for "RNC votes," 168, and, of course, you provide no link to back up your statement.

    BTW I went back and reread your original post and realized that it is all nonsense. Here is what you said: "Donald Trump needs 56+ percent or 1406 delegates of 2472 if he is going to win the nomination. Trump cannot count with any off the 168 RNC delegates. I don’t see how Trump can go from 82 delegates and 32 percent to 1406 delegates and 56 percent.” Your numbers just don't add up. If there are really an additional 168 "RNC votes," as you state, that means the total would be 2640 (2472 + 168). You cite no link for that "56+ percent" figure, so it looks like you just made it up. So it appears from your language that Trump will need 50+% of the 2472 delegates, or 1237, plus 100% of the 168 "RNC delegates." That would add up to 1405, but, for some reason, you toss out the number 1406. BTW if you add 168 to 1237, that would give you 1405, which is only 53% of the total 2472 + 168, not 56%.

    Bottom line is that I think you are a troll, who has come here to scatter ignorance on the board in order to disillusion Trump supporters by making it appear that Trump faces a much higher barrier than generally assumed. Trump only needs 1237 delegates to secure the nomination, and your assertions that he needs a much higher number is pure nonsense.

    I came across something dealing with the Republican nominating process which hasn’t received a lot of attention, as far as I know, which throws a whole different light on all the talk about a brokered convention producing unlikely candidates like Jeb!!! Bush. Here is what I found:

    “The party has clarified the nomination requirements for candidates at the convention.

    Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a majority of … delegates from … 8 or more states … [T]he affirmative written support … shall have been submitted to the secretary of the convention … prior to the placing of the names of candidates for nomination …. [Rule 40(b)]

    http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/R-Alloc.phtml

    If I am reading that right, I don’t think there is any possibility of any candidate but Trump getting the nomination. There aren’t any candidates who are going to able to claim that they have the majority of delegates from 8 or more states. So far, only Ted Cruz has managed to carry even one state, Iowa (and there he only won 8 out of 30 delegates, not a majority), and the prospect of him winning 7 more states is rather dim. I guess the rule can always be amended at the Convention. Otherwise, that rule appears to block every candidate but Trump. The troubling thing is that the rule appears to apply to VP nominees too.

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    You are referring to the semi-infamous 40B rule that Mitt and his guys had put in a few years ago. Look up Roger Some and 40B. I have known about 40B and brokered conventions for 2-3 weeks.
  276. tbraton says:
    @MarkinLA
    Everybody could see Rubio is playing tough guy. He isn't one.

    Does anybody recall whether Hugh Hewitt was identified before last night’s debate as a “Rubio supporter”? After the NH debate, he appeared on “Meet the Press” where he was identified as a “Rubio supporter,” something I noted in a message three weeks back. See http://www.unz.com/isteve/republican-debate-open-thread/#comment-1320119 That seems like a blatant conflict of interest to have a supporter of one of the candidates act as a moderator of the debate.

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    I went back and checked the transcript of the Houston debate moderated by CNN and found this at the beginning (per Wolf Blitzer):

    "Everyone here is looking forward to a lively debate. I’ll be your moderator tonight. Joining me in the questioning, Telemundo host Maria Celesta Arrasas, CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash; and Salem Radio Network’s Hugh Hewitt, who worked in the Reagan administration for six years." http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/us/politics/transcript-of-the-republican-presidential-debate-in-houston.html?_r=0

    So Hugh Hewitt was not identified as a "supporter of Marco Rubeo," just a former employee of the Reagan Administration. Either he has stopped supporting Rubeo or CNN deliberately omitted that vital information. I think the Trump campaign should be raising a fuss about this, since it clearly underscores the bias of the MSM.
  277. RobRich says: • Website
    @Buck Dodgers Superstar
    Why did CNN allow that foreigner to question the candidates AND when is she going to ask Trump a question?? Or she just there to freeze Trump out?

    You clearly are trying to smear what Libertarianism is about, a coward’s trick.

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  278. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "Gen Xers are 35-55"

    Hold up, hold up.

    Generation X began in 1965, AFTER the baby boom generation of 1946-1964.

    So that would mean that the oldest of the Gen. Xers would be 51 yrs old in 2016.

    Generation X = 1965-1980

    Please people, try to be accurate when stating the demarkations of generations.

    I am using Strauss and Howe’s dates for demarcation of the generations. Since S & H are the subject of the conversation.
    It’s a little deeper analysis than what pop culture magazines use.
    For S & H, each generation is roughly 20 years, with ~10 year sub-cohorts.
    Boomers are 1943-60, Gen X 1961-81.
    The sub-cohorts usually reflect different parentage: early Gen Xers have Silent parents, later Xers have Boomer parents. So different software on the same generational hardware…
    Also, S & H note that the edges will fray. If you were born in ’61 or ’62, but are the youngest of 7 kids, you’ll likely identify up with Boomers -your siblings.
    Their dating seems to work out pretty well.
    Pro-tip: use Google on the subject matter at hand before demanding accuracy from others. The Wikipedia page on S & H’s generational theory is pretty good. I say this having read several of their books.
    Just click this link, I tried to make it as easy as possible for you…

    http://bfy.tw/4Tm4

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  279. […] is from the Steve Sailer open thread on the Republican debate from someone commenting under the name “unpc […]

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  280. @MarkinLA
    Obamacare is not a real issue for the general election. Most people don't know much about it other than if they ended up paying more for health care than before. Obamacare is bad insurance, I have it, but I also tried to get regular insurance and know how lousy the whole industry is.

    MarkinLA wrote to me:

    Obamacare is not a real issue for the general election.

    In terms of the details that I criticized Trump for not knowing, yeah, you’re probably right.

    Which is why Trump’s ability to get a grin out of the Hispanic anchor lady probably counts for more than any policy issues.

    Dave

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  281. Clyde says:
    @tbraton

    I came across something dealing with the Republican nominating process which hasn't received a lot of attention, as far as I know, which throws a whole different light on all the talk about a brokered convention producing unlikely candidates like Jeb!!! Bush. Here is what I found:

    "The party has clarified the nomination requirements for candidates at the convention.


    Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a majority of ... delegates from ... 8 or more states ... [T]he affirmative written support ... shall have been submitted to the secretary of the convention ... prior to the placing of the names of candidates for nomination .... [Rule 40(b)]
     
    http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/R-Alloc.phtml

    If I am reading that right, I don't think there is any possibility of any candidate but Trump getting the nomination. There aren't any candidates who are going to able to claim that they have the majority of delegates from 8 or more states. So far, only Ted Cruz has managed to carry even one state, Iowa (and there he only won 8 out of 30 delegates, not a majority), and the prospect of him winning 7 more states is rather dim. I guess the rule can always be amended at the Convention. Otherwise, that rule appears to block every candidate but Trump. The troubling thing is that the rule appears to apply to VP nominees too.

    You are referring to the semi-infamous 40B rule that Mitt and his guys had put in a few years ago. Look up Roger Some and 40B. I have known about 40B and brokered conventions for 2-3 weeks.

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    • Replies: @tbraton
    "You are referring to the semi-infamous 40B rule that Mitt and his guys had put in a few years ago. Look up Roger Some and 40B. I have known about 40B and brokered conventions for 2-3 weeks."

    You're right. I found an article by Roger Stone in Breitbart dated January 14. 2016 which addressed Rule 40B. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/14/would-a-brokered-convention-stop-donald-trump/ Since I don't generally read Breitbart, I was unaware of that article, which was written before any of the primaries or caucuses had been held and which has been superseded in certain respects by later developments.

    Rule 40B requires a candidate to have won a majority of the delegates in 8 states in order for his name to be placed in nomination. Thus far, Trump has one such state in his pocket (SC) while the other candidates have none. In Iowa, Cruz won but got only 8 of 30 delegates. In NH, Trump won but got only 11 of 23 delegates (Kasich,Cruz, Bush and Rubio got the remaining delegates). In SC, Trump won all 50 delegates. In Nevada, Trump won but got only 14 of 30 delegates, tantalizingly short. (Carson got one delegate, but even adding that one to Trump's 14 does not give Trump a majority.) With Florida and other winner-take-all states coming up soon, it appears that Trump can easily satisfy the 8 state rule.

    Stone makes these observations in his article:

    "There are 278 Super Delegates who are GOP establishment insiders, likely opposed to Trump. They constitute 4 percent of the convention. Thus, Trump must win 54 percent of delegates elected in caucuses and primaries to guarantee he could block a plot to stop him.

    To make it worse, Convention Rule 40 B says the Candidate must have a majority of
    delegates in at least eight states. The Romney people passed this rule in 2012 when they had control of the party. It hurts Donald Trump.

    By hanging in the race long after they have any chance of being nominated, sustained by Super PAC money, Trump’s opponents can drain votes and could perhaps stop Trump from gaining a majority in any state – even while he is winning a plurality. Bush, Christie, Rubio and Kasich, I’m told, are in on this plan. Many GOP insiders calling it the “BIG STEAL.”

    For e