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Two Days in June: It's the Immigration, Stupid

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The Washington Post has a look back at the two days in mid-June 2015 upon which the GOP race hinged. But the Post’s photo gives away the real story: It shows a Bush enthusiast holding up a “¡Jeb!” sign with the Spanish inverted exclamation point. This perfectly captured the Republican Brain Trust’s reigning theory as of the day before Trump entered the race that running for President on the platform that you like Mexicans more than you like Americans was the safe, smart play.

An excerpt from the article:

Trump later would acknowledge that he had been taken by surprise by the power of the immigration issue. “When I made this speech about illegal immigration, I had no idea what it was going to become,” Trump said. “I mean, it was an important subject to me but I had no idea it was going to resonate in the way it has.”

 

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  1. Come on, Steve. Fess up. That was you in drag holding that sign up, wasn’t it? No mistaking that signature.

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  2. The “¡Jeb!” campaign is running out of cash and is canceling TV spots.

    Get that fat tub of lard Karl Rove off his ass and actually earn some of the tens of millions “¡Jeb!” and Dubya have thrown his way.

    Will the last of the loyal Bushies be able to lift themselves away from the feed trough at DC’s best steakhouses and spend January knocking on doors in Iowa?

    I doubt it.

    Though Culver’s does serve dam good butter burgers and custard. Hey, but only us wacist stale pale males in flyover country would know about that.

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  3. It looks like the ¡Jeb! campaign has removed the ¡ from its signage and logo. If even flatworms can learn from pain maybe the establishment Republicans will, as well.

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  4. The insistence on preparing every American teenager for college has been a disaster, and has created the “necessity” for immigration.

    54 percent of industrial jobs has a middle skill level that is ignored by school administrators. These are all jobs that pay an adult, living wage with health care and pension plans right out of high school.

    Another Obama/Clinton plan to make sure that the oligarchs who support them get their way in the immigration debate.

    Baby boomers who do these jobs are retiring, but apparently these jobs that spotted a generation of Americans are inferior. It demonstrates the intellectuals and their superiority complex.

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    After 6 months of denial, the establishment republicans must be in an absolute rage. (I hear that there’s threats of “hell to pay” for those working for Trump, administered by Mike Murphy’s minions).

    Trump just undid their 25 year grip on the GOP, showing them to be treasonous to the base and worthless in electioneering. Pat Buchanan must be relishing it; best schadenfreude since Clinton beat Bush in 92.

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  6. OT-

    The Current Year. Well, Last Year at this point.

    Google’s Year End encapsulating advert was ubiquitous on television over the past 72 hours. Basically, Transgender celebrity millionaire residing in a Malibu gated communities embraces Islamic migrants moving to Europe or something…something.

    They touch upon the Charlie Hebdo shootings, but conveniently ignore the Paris massacres because I guess they were problematic .

    Strangely, I was completely on board with the 2012 Google Year End message which demonstrates how much the “dialogue” has shifted in just three years.

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  7. “It looks like the ¡Jeb! campaign has removed the ¡ from its signage and logo.”

    Maybe not.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/02/us/politics/jeb-bush-presidential-campaign.html?_r=2

    is a New York Times article from January 1. The third photo shows middle-age ladies with ¡Jeb! placards. The caption calls them “supporters waiting for Mr. Bush to arrive in Hialeah”. So at least in Florida the Spanish punctuation remains. The date of the photo is not given.

    And Steve, the character “¡” is not “the Spanish inverted _explanation_ point”. (Or maybe your humor is very subtle.)

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  8. The NYT claims ¿Jeb? has a six-point plan to win the nomination:

    1. Stay on the attack
    2. Avoid embarrassment in Iowa
    3. Do well in New Hampshire
    4. Woo Lindsey Graham
    5. Use the family network
    6. Continue the ad blitz

    It seems to me the only creative element of this brilliant six-point plan is to woo Lindsey Graham. It never would have occurred to me to waste one of my six points on Lindsey Graham.

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  9. Wait. A. Minute. All along I’ve thought the initial ¡ was Steve’s coinage (and a brilliant one at that). So, the Bush campaign itself came up with that? They’re that stupid??

    I’m Googling ¡Jeb! but the punctuation is getting ignored so my results aren’t helping me track this thing down…

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  10. Didn’t Jeb actually change his religion to align with his Mexican wife?

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  11. Immigration, stupid.

    Partly yes.

    Like… it’s the economy, stupid.

    Again, partly yes.

    But not enough.

    Clinton was a consummate politician, sleazy but slick and very likable as a New Democrat. Had it been another Democrat, the magic not have worked.
    It’s possible someone like Clinton might have beaten Bush in 88. But Bush was against Dukakis who was bland and colorless. Strange for a Greek. Zorba he wasn’t. I don’t think Dukakis would have won in 92.

    Same in 2015. We can’t discount personality. Trump’s personality is simply bigger than Jeb’s. Yes, Trump hit some right notes that appealed to the people. But it was the style and manner. Like they say in boxing, style makes the fight, and Trump has the style. He was born with it and honed it on the Apprentice.
    He knows how to play. He said a bunch of things that could have hurt other candidates. But Trump has a tough chin. He can take the blows without staggering and looking hurt. His expression is ‘Is that the best you got?’ Also, he’s good with counterpunching. Jeb either cowers in the corner or flails wildly, failing to connect with a solid blow. And when he goes off and calls Trump a ‘jerk’, he sounds like a poor loser saying, ‘he hurt me real bad, boo hoo.’

    Now, imagine a Jeb vs Trump where Jeb is the nationalist and Trump is the globalist.
    Trump might still be ahead because his personality is just more fun and larger.

    Politics is showbiz. The only reason Hillary lost to Obama in 2008 was because Obama was media savvy in ways Hillary wasn’t. Hillary breathes air like a sour fish and comes across like Nurse Ratched.
    Some say Obama won cuz he’s black, but could Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton have pulled it off? His race did matter, but it was the way he was able to pitch it and play it.
    Most blacks lacked that touch.

    Now, Trump supporters like his positions, but it’s also true that Trump knows how to make anything fun, popular, cool, and appealing. He’s a born salesman. It’s like Roma in GLENGARRY GLENROSS could make shi* look like gold. He has the Midas Touch.
    Jeb has the Manure Touch. He could touch gold and make it look like shi*.

    Trump has it. Jeb doesn’t. Trump knows how to sell pens.

    Trump asks Jeb to sell him a pen:

    The Donald, along with the other Donald(King), sold the Tyson-Spinks fight as an event bigger than Ali-Foreman. He is a promoter. Someone who can promote something as phony as Tyson-Spinks and make millions can surely promote himself.

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  12. Don and Kathy Watson were among those who had come to see him. Asked why Trump, she replied: “Why not? He’s as good as anybody. . . . He’s not afraid. He’s not a politician.” They weren’t certain they would support Trump, but they knew which candidate they would not support: Bush. “Dump him. We’ve had too many Bushes,” she said.

    Trump’s not afraid. Dump Bush. Dump Bush. Scabrous family of swindling criminals. Fucking blackguards. Look at W’s sick paintings. Sick devil worshipper. “A fighting democracy would burn you at the stake.” –Chesterton.

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  13. It shows a Bush enthusiast holding up a “¡Jeb!” sign with the Spanish inverted explanation point.

    You got some ‘splainin’ to do! :)

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  14. He changed his genetic affinity group to “Latino” on a voter form.

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  15. I had this same thought for the first two weeks or so of the campaign.

    The trouble is, you just cannot parody these people anymore.

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  16. Mike Murphy made over a million dollars from Meg Whitman failed campaign for the California governorship. Anybody know how much Mike Murphy has squeezed from Jeb’s doomed campaign so far?

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  17. Jeb’s keeping secret his plans to woo George Pataki and Jim Gilmour.

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  18. “It’s Israel, Stupid – because it makes people refugees,” British Jewish journalist and author, Ben White, said on September 13, 2015.

    “Many were recently appalled by Hungarian PM Victor Orban’s well-publicized remarks that the Syrian refugees represent a radical different culture and, purely because they’re mainly Muslims, constitute a threat to European Christianity. Few are aware, however, just how routine such rhetoric are in Israel, among cabinet ministers, lawmakers, academics, rabbis and commentators,” Ben white said.

    http://rehmat1.com/2015/09/15/jewish-author-israel-makes-refugees/

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  19. It’s like Elvis vs Wayne Newton.

    It’s like Arnold vs Ferrigno.

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  20. Trump got the ‘Ben’ touch.

    The product isn’t enough. You need the right salesman.

    Mac had Steve Jobs.

    Trump knows how to promote stuff.

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  21. More seriously, the latest news is that Jeb is attacking or is planning to attack the Kasich, Rubio, and Christie campaigns. It’s basically come down to cannibalism. The establishment needs to consolidate behind a single candidate, and Bush needs to knock out all the candidates who aren’t named Trump or Cruz, and needs to do it before the primaries begin. It will be incredibly hard to convince the Republican base that a candidate who couldn’t win more than 10% in any of the early primaries is somehow the man to rally behind.

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  22. It’s the immigration, stupid. You’ve been huffing paint remover from a Ziploc bag, or you’re an RNC opetative.

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  23. Gene Wilder!

    https://youtu.be/CQEZYTYwVHY?t=14m45s

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  24. ¿Jeb? does realize he’s on the wrong side of puberty for little Linda Graham, doesn’t he?

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  25. It looks like the ¡Jeb! campaign has removed the ¡ from its signage and logo. If even flatworms can learn from pain maybe the establishment Republicans will, as well.

    I won’t believe it until ¡Yeb! takes the $75 guaca bowls off his website. They remain there for the faithful. https://jeb2016.com/shop/lifestyle/guaca-bowle/?lang=en
    Guaca Bowle
    Jeb and Columba love whipping up guacamole on Sunday Funday. Now, you can get in on the act with this “Guaca Bowle.” Jeb’s secret guacamole recipe not included…yet.

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  26. “Woo Lindsey Graham. Oops–did I say that out loud?”

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  27. Well if I were the Republican establishment I would consider doing a cordon sanitaire around Trump, even to the extent of calling on the non-Trump Republicans to vote for Hillary. Like what happened in France against the FN.

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  28. “It’s possible someone like Clinton might have beaten Bush in 88. But Bush was against Dukakis who was bland and colorless. Strange for a Greek. Zorba he wasn’t. I don’t think Dukakis would have won in 92.”

    Its interesting to speculate, and both claims are plausible.

    The Democrats had a better chance to win the White House in 1988 than is usually recognized. The normal pattern for the presidency to change parties every eight years. The last two years of Reagan’s term had the Iran-Contra scandal and the stock market crash, both of which were contained but did some damage. GHW Bush was seen as an effete aristocrat and something of an empty suit, similar to how Jeb is seen now. The Democrats in fact made gains in Congress in 1988, which is unusual when your party is losing the presidential election, so there is good grounds to believe the Dukakis blew it.

    Clinton simply was a much better campaigner, so substituting one for the other could well have erased Clinton’s 5% popular vote margin in 1992 (if the Democrats had run Dukakis), or Bush’s 7% popular vote margin in 1988 (if the Democrats had run Clinton).

    However, in 1988 Clinton was in fact featured at the Democratic convention and is generally believed to have given a terrible speech. If that had been his acceptance speech it might have killed his campaign then and there. Its not unusual for politicians to flop when they first try to take their act national, to learn for it, and to get better later on (also see Gore’s 1988 presidential campaign, and Dole in 1976, 1980 and 1988, neither was to get the the White House but both got better as they got more practice). Also, that cycle was when Gary Hart was forced from the race for considerably lesser sexual scandals than what Clinton wound up surviving.

    Also, I think people exaggerate Clinton’s political appeal, based on some suspect polling numbers during the impeachment; his popular vote in terms of percentages and absolute numbers in 1992 and 1996 were nothing to write home about, nor was his performance in the 1992 primaries against a very weak field. He actually ran behind Dukakis’ 1988 popular vote percentage in 1992.

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  29. Now, imagine a Jeb vs Trump where Jeb is the nationalist and Trump is the globalist.
    Trump might still be ahead because his personality is just more fun and larger.

    Sorry, that’s just completely wrong. I’m not that crazy about Trump’s personality, in fact I don’t think he has the presidential temperament. The problem for me is that I agree with almost everything he says.

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    Well if I were the Republican establishment I would consider doing a cordon sanitaire around Trump, even to the extent of calling on the non-Trump Republicans to vote for Hillary.

    That would be the end of the Republican Party. Remember, Senor Priebus got support pledges from all the candidates for the eventual nominee.

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  31. Yikes!

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/429144/conservative-party-failures-populist-alternatives

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY

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  32. For those of you discussing the 1992 election, don’t forget the influence of Ross Perot. He probably took more votes from Bush than Clinton.

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  33. I’m not that crazy about Trump’s personality, in fact I don’t think he has the presidential temperament. The problem for me is that I agree with almost everything he says.

    I must admit this is where I am as well.

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  34. Special Ed Jeb always seemed to be a man confused by the times and his betters which seemed to be anyone on the right side of the bell curve. Lets face it those close set beady little eyes and that arrogant demeanor of his say dullard and privileged snot like nothing else. Here was a man who believed he deserved to be president for no other reason other than he was told that it was his.

    So when Trump first laid into him, he started blubbering in Spanish like some illegal delinquent caught at the border. It was sheer joy to see him take down this simpleton.

    But don’t worry, this lumbering transnational buffoon isn’t going anywhere, with the GOP/RNC machine totally in the Bush family pocket, he’s going to be the last candidate to oppose Trump at the convention. Which will be one for the history books.

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  35. “4. Woo Lindsey Graham”

    Romantic dinners. Long walks on the beach. Cuban cabana boys.

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  36. Chris Christie has a new strategy for Iowa – to place ahead of Jeb Bush:

    Christie Shifts Focus

    That, and eat one less donut per week.

    Atta boy, governor. Aim high!

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  37. I’ve being showing people his bizarre website but I had missed this part. Wow. This is immigration -n-identity schmaltz to the max. This would be like Joe Lieberman selling a knish dough roller, and if you act now, you’ll receive a free copy of the Fiddler on the Roof soundtrack.

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  38. Trump’s cutting off Bush’s head and garishly displaying it as a trophy might help him in the general elections when he comes up against the other legacy candidate. By being the candidate that is not afraid to get into a pissing contest, he might get Hillary to either pull her punches or avoid exploiting some his perceived weak spots for fear of retaliation. Trump will be painted as inexperienced but Hillary’s experience is not really the kind people are necessarily looking for.

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  39. “Now, imagine a Jeb vs Trump where Jeb is the nationalist and Trump is the globalist. Trump might still be ahead because his personality is just more fun and larger.”

    You don’t get it. Trump’s personality and (professed) beliefs go hand-in-glove. A guy with Yeb’s personality would probably never be for border control. He’s the butt boy for the establishment. It’s baked into his personality. A guy with Trump’s personality would probably never run as an open borders candidate.

    Bill Clinton’s pollster (Stan Greenberg, iirc) once quasi-famously claimed that he could predict a whole lot about a voter based on his answers to five questions, most of which weren’t explicitly political (e.g., whether the person had watched porn, etc. (this was before the internet was in widespread use and pretty much everyone had seen some porn)). The same could probably be said about politicians and where they stand. Given someone’s position on 4-5 issues a well-studied person could predict, with a high degree of accuracy, their stand on pretty much everything else.

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  40. Yeaaaah, hold it. Clinton in ’92 had Ross Perot helping him. Perot gained 19% of the popular vote which largely took votes away from Bush. In ’96 Perot gained 7% of the popular vote, which largely benefitted Clinton (though admittedly Dole was a horrible campaigner and would’ve lost no matter what). But each time what was seen then has parallels to Obama’s two GOP counterparts in the general election. While voters didn’t prefer the Democrats by a landslide, the GOP candidate was seen as largely bland, boring, a horrible campaigner and lacked anything that resembled a common touch with ordinary voters.

    It truly must be the immigration issue, because of the GOP donors had any sense, they could easily unite behind Trump without any major problems. He isn’t considered a conservative a la “family values” and is known as a dealmaker. Based solely on the issues, and for those who are moderate to slightly liberal, what’s not to like about his candidacy? Except for the immigration issue. Which tends to have shown that for the GOP donors as a whole, immigration is a major issue if not the main issue of this campaign.

    In one sense, Trump isn’t any different than Bill Clinton who really dumbed down the style or the way in which modern presidential candidates campaign for office. If some don’t like his bombastic style, well, how come it was just fine for Obama? If some don’t like his personal life, well, how come it was just fine for Bill Clinton?

    In the end if it comes down to pure style, Hillary’s campaign should be very, very worried that Trump could be the eventual nominee. He’s the legitimate New Yorker and she’s the phony in every single way possible. She comes across as a reincarnation of Richard Nixon; unlikable, slightly paranoid, and with lots of things to hide. What can she possibly offer the majority of white males without a college degree that Trump can’t? If Joe the Plumber actually shows up to vote this November, it won’t be for Hillary.

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  41. “That would be the end of the Republican Party. Remember, Senor Priebus got support pledges from all the candidates for the eventual nominee.”

    Those pledges and $12 will maybe get you a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks.

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  42. OT:

    Paul Graham of Y-combinator posted an interesting set of articles on the fragmentation of America and income inequality:

    The Refragmentation (http://www.paulgraham.com/re.html)
    Economic Inequality (http://www.paulgraham.com/ineq.html)

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  43. @Romantic dinners. Long walks on the beach. Cuban cabana boys.

    ted cruz and marco rubio?

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  44. Right. And it was as recently as 2010 that Google, in its first Superbowl ad, featured a touching sequence showing – through Google search queries – a guy and a girl meeting, falling in love, getting married (in a church!), and starting a family, with traditional gender roles all the way. It’s only been in the last few years that the SJWs have completely taken over within Google.

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  45. A few of my peers who are liberals seem to be obsessed with the Citizens United decision because of their stated belief that whoever spends more money for more ads will win more votes, always and no matter what–a dim view of the voting public. In light of this, it’s even more satisfying to see ¡Jeb! flail and Trump succeed.

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  46. Great way to put it… just thinking if I agree with it. Ok, if Trump was advocating full Invade/Invite the world, would I vote for him? No. At this point, if a talking duck with a good track record on immigration was running for president, it would probably get my vote.

    Who did have “presidential temperament”? Probably the last who really had the required gravitas was Reagan. Trump does have a bit of a loose cannon feel about him, but given what he has said about Putin so far it seems like having Trump’s finger on the nuclear button is not a huge risk.

    One thing the US should require of their politicians is an MRI brain scan for dementia. It might have ruled out McCain and forced Reagan into early retirement. If Nukes don’t cause nuclear armageddon, world leaders cause nuclear armageddon, then preventing batshit crazy people from becoming world leaders is probably a good starting point.

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  47. No, the best route to woo Grahamnesty is through his wife. Literally.

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  48. I’m not that crazy about Trump’s personality, in fact I don’t think he has the presidential temperament. The problem for me is that I agree with almost everything he says.

    That’s the main problem, and how we know we’re living in bad times.

    In good times—say, the 1950s—every single candidate on both sides of the isle would be saying what Trump is saying about immigration. From hardcore socialists to free-market naifes, all would think it plainly obvious that illegal immigrants had to be en masse kicked out and the borders secured. Only Stalinist-type commie-idealogues or anarchist-libertarians (way more libertarian than Goldwater) would be clamoring for more immigration, more open borders, and amnesty. And neither of those would get a foothold in the primaries.

    So a guy like Trump wouldn’t get much traction, because we’d have much more serious and sober leaders repeating what he was saying. But today, with both parties have unofficially but loudly soled out their own citizens, Trump is the only one making sense and showing loyalty.

    Scary.

    As Derbyshire said, immigration was the $100 bill lying on the floor that no one was picking up. Trump picked it up.

    The question is why the other candidates on all sides ignored it—and continue to ignore it.

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  49. “You don’t get it. Trump’s personality and (professed) beliefs go hand-in-glove. A guy with Yeb’s personality would probably never be for border control.”

    You dammy, Billy Boy Clinton has a big personality but he’s for demographic eclipse.
    Oliver Stone has a big personality, and he’s a leftist.

    Sailer once called himself a ‘dweeb’, but he’s a patriot.

    PS. Demographic Eclipse is the most terrible experiment cuz it cannot be undone if it proves a bust.
    Economic and social policies can be changed and reversed.
    Welfare can be reduced or expanded. Taxes can be raised or lowered.
    But if you flood your nation with immigrants, you can’t get rid of them even when the whole thing turns out to be a big bust. You are stuck with them forever in our PC world.

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  50. Whoops, I didn’t realize Graham was not married. Even most gay politicians have the sense to have a beard for a wife, just like most politicians fake a belief in god.

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  51. In such situations, I follow Heinlein’s rule: if you can’t find anything to vote FOR, find something to vote AGAINST. Thankfully, the Democratic Party has taken care to give me an endless supply of the latter.

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  52. The wit of Mr Sailer is renowned throughout the galaxy and beyond!

    The “explanation point” explains a lot about Jeb’s candidacy and his plans for a future America.

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  53. This is it. We always hear ad nauseum from msm that certain candidates don’t appeal to women, blacks yadda yadda. But we never hear about candidates who don’t appeal to Whites or men. Yet the ghastly, shrewish, uber establishment schoolmarm is surely every White male’s worst nightmare. If Frankfurt school PC had a face, it would be Hillary.

    Also think of Heartiste and all those bitter post-Wall women who were never quite feminine enough to attract men but had the intellect she THOUGHT men should be attracted to.

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  54. US has two parties. France has > two parties. This makes a big difference. I’m not saying the GOP won’t try to David Duke the Trumpenator, but the risk is great.

    In particular, Trump is not a former KKK leadership cadre. It will be more difficult to run against him and make that seem legitimate to the GOP base.

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  55. Mexican votes are rotting in the fields.

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  56. Yeah, but it would be hard for the GOP to pull this off. It isn’t like David Duke, where they more or less got away with doing it. Trump is not a former KKK leadership cadre.

    His problems, the multiple marriages, the vulgarity, and the general appearance of in bed with big government corruption, are not great weapons for the GOP to use against him. These kinds of things tend to bother the Christian base of the party, and what’s the pitch to them going to be? “Trump is corrupt, vulgar, and insufficiently pro-family; therefore, vote for Hillary?” That’s just a non-starter. As long as Trump stays away from the Israel thing, getting the ‘gelicals to vote for Hillary is not going to be easy.

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  57. Ah, the vibrant cultures of diversity! I wonder if American women really appreciate the cultures they are inviting…

    The first time Mr. Schebaum learned about a husband beating up his wife he called the police, only to find the wife shouting at him for “stealing her husband.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/world/europe/on-perilous-migrant-trail-women-often-become-prey-to-sexual-abuse.html

    Ultimately, though, all women come to agree:

    “Sitting with her youngest daughter curled on her lap, Samar concluded: “Almost all men in the world are bad.””

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  58. Because in the 50′s native born Americans were in the midst of a baby boom, doing their part to better the economy due to numbers and more balanced pay for the vast middle class, both of which are deteriorating today.

    So the consumers who are to perpetuate the growth Ponzi scheme must come from abroad.so what if it means the welfare state is expanded. Republicans realize privately it’s never going away, so…they continue to privatize the profits and socialize the costs.

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  59. “The question is why the other candidates on all sides ignored it—and continue to ignore it.”

    Because they understand the immigration half of the Hillary Lesson. Why has she been running virtually unopposed for the last three years? It’s because she has said the right things to the right oligarchs and special interests for the past decade. And every one of those oligarchs and special interests make money from having a vast pool of illegal, non-unionized, OSHA-blind workers.

    I think that the same group actually opposes a big amnesty because the advantages of illegals are so great.

    (The other half of the Hillary lesson is that lefties have been told to step aside for women for the last two generations. The only guy who really gets away with ignoring it is the oldest white guy in the race, Bernie Sanders, who was nothing more than comic relief for months. None of the young guys would dare.)

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  60. OT:
    Since Sailer likes sexual harassment so much, here’s something which actually happened:
    http://www1.wdr.de/themen/aktuell/koeln-uebergriffe-silvester-hauptbahnhof-100.html

    In Cologne, Germany, at the main railway station large mobs of obvious North-Africans & Arabs sexually harassed women & tried to steal stuff. At least 60 women were victims of harassment, one was raped.

    But it only partially fits Sailer’s narrative, since the media (the link is a news report by WDR, part of the German public broadcast system) – gasp! – mention the probable origin of the perpetrators.

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  61. “¡Jeb!”!!! I mean…were these people serious? Evidently so.

    Which is why Yeb is now seriously out of the running. Gracias, Yebby.

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  62. “It’s the immigration, stupid.”

    It is but something more. Personality matters in politics. And Jeb is low energy. When he tries to be high energy, it looks strained than natural.

    Trump knows how to connect. Yes, he is connecting on an issue that has lots of resonance, but that issue alone wouldn’t have so many people all riled up. It’s Trump’s larger-than-life personality. Also, he’s brash and can take a punch and still smile.

    If Trump ran on something other than immigration, his support may be lower, but I still think it would be higher than that of Jeb even if Jeb ran on anti-immigration position.

    Trump likes to make a splash. He swims restlessly like Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi.
    Jeb’s personality is the sort that would have dreams about competing in a plunging contest in the early Olympics.
    Trump is like a seal that does tricks. Jeb is like a manatee.

    I’m not discounting issues, but there is the issue of personality.

    Which is more fun?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7txP9MOCqs

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

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  63. Though Culver’s does serve dam good butter burgers and custard. Hey, but only us wacist stale pale males in flyover country would know about that.

    They built one on University Avenue in St Paul, which should be really called Multidiversity Avenue. It may be the first Culver’s you can actually walk to. (The rest are near “exits”.)

    It’s near the Walmart that promised not to sell guns. That says it all.

    But more of these people are killed by burgers than by firearms.

    Bun control now!

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  64. dam good butter burgers

    BTW, how do you know they’re from cows and not bulls?

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  65. Good. Every firm, no matter how large or dominant, whose managers lose sight of Job #1 (their core business) is doomed to slide into the La Brea Tar Pit to join other dead dinosaurs.

    GOOGL’s stock chart sure looks mature, and poised for a hard fall.

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  66. Ultimately, though, all women come to agree:

    “Sitting with her youngest daughter curled on her lap, Samar concluded: “Almost all men in the world are bad.””

    Culture. Culture is DNA and DNA is culture.

    These stupid immigrants are like a divorced man who keeps proposing to women who are just like the bitch who divorce-raped him. The man may say he wants something different, but his actions reveal the actual truth.

    You want a man unlikely to beat his wife? Try a man whose ancestors hailed from Northern Europe and helped build Western Civilization.

    Magic dirt indeed.

    PS: By and large, few Western men would want any of these Middle Eastern women. I guess that means they’re stuck with their bad men.

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  67. Mark Steyn just quoted you on his site, FWIW.

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  68. But it only made national news after several days.

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  69. The question is why the other candidates on all sides ignored it—and continue to ignore it.

    They’re bribed by the New York banking mafia.

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  70. But it only partially fits Sailer’s narrative, since the media (the link is a news report by WDR, part of the German public broadcast system) – gasp! – mention the probable origin of the perpetrators

    I think you could take the media mentioning that – even if they originally tried to cover it up – as a sign the civil war in Europe is one step closer.

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  71. It was Dick Morris and Mark Penn, but they noted that race and party affiliation were even better predictors.

    The questions were:

    1. Do you ever personally look at pornography?
    2. Do you believe sex before marriage is morally wrong?
    3. Would you look down on someone who had an affair while married?
    4. Do you believe homosexuality is morally wrong?
    5. Is religion very important in your life?

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  72. Did you ever noticed – how the anti-immigration White whinos and the so-called pro-immigration Organized Jewry sleep in the same bed when it involves Muslim immigrants.

    “Both are scared of Muslim womb,” as Israeli professor Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Hebrew University), daughter of Israel’s 1967 war hero, Gen. Matti Peled, told the European Parliament in 2005.

    http://rehmat1.com/2009/09/05/israeli-mother-who-refuses-to-shut-up/

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