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It’s been fun.

GOP Convention 1988

Back in January 2004 in VDARE, I argued that the Bush immigration policy made the most sense as part of the Bush Dynasty’s strategy to elect a new people to eventually elect Jeb’s mestizo son George P. Bush as President.

In 2004, I simply assumed that it was absurd to think that Jeb, rather than Jeb’s son, could be elected President.

But the Smart Money knew better in 2015, so they massively funded Jeb.

Then, it turned out it was absurd for Jeb to run for the Republican nomination.

I wonder if Jeb’s 2016 run has permanently wrecked his son’s chances?

Update: Matthew Yglesias tweets: “If Cruz becomes president, George P likely gets his senate seat. If he doesn’t will want Cruz as a friend rather than for in gov primary.”

 

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  1. We might not have ¡Jeb! to kick around anymore, but this site has steadily lost track of Rubio, the open borders establishment’s pick for several months now. Time to kick it into high gear!

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  2. I’m surprised it took you more than five minutes to get this post up.

    I will be disappointed if there are less than 200 comments in the first hour.

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  3. Bush’s spiritual son, Rubio, appears ready to continue this race.

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  4. Steve, when ¡George P! runs for president, can you get those exclamation marks right? It’s one up, one down. Or perhaps it’s a calculated microaggression on your part.

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  5. Celebration calls for an aged single malt to memorialize trimming the Bush. Next stop, rubbing out the Rubio campaign viability, so which beverage will be appropriate?

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  6. I wonder if Jeb’s 2016 run has permanently wrecked his son’s chances?

    Maybe if he were to run as Dimmycrat?

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  7. Part of Rubio’s success is that the MSM, including Fox, does not dwell on his support of amnesty. One would think the ‘gang of 8′ affair would make him persona non grata to the GOP base. If the MSM focused on this issue, Rubio would be toast.

    Trump really went after Bush, even when Bush was beyond out of it. It was probably tactical at first last summer, but then became personal as Bush used all that pac money to run ads against him.

    Trump needs to turn against Rubio now and make sure all voters are aware of Senator Amnesty.

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  8. It’s really nice to see Bush Jr’s legacy be publicly repudiated like this. I know that’s only part of what went into Jeb’s loss but still. Having Trump whip Jeb on his brother’s legacy like he did in the last debate, having Dubya show up in person in SC after that and then this loss … it just feels right and good.

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  9. Now Jeb can follow his dream and run for President of Mexico

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  10. The new people that the Bushes wanted to elect were going to vote for George P. Bush or any Republican for President?

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  11. Allow me to suggest a real Martini.
    4 fingers of ice cold gin
    no vegetation
    no vermouth within the same area code
    Pour the Gin into a Martini glass.
    Put some Julie London on the sound system
    Joy to the world.

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  12. Jeb’s out!

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  13. I believe that you have not spelled Dhimmicrat properly

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  14. “Next stop, rubbing out the Rubio campaign viability, so which beverage will be appropriate?”

    A Cuba Libre with Havana Club.

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  15. They’d lose on each vote, but make up for it on volume!

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  16. The Bush Family – has effectively committed suicide by giving too much away to the neofeudalist and neocon/pro-Israel wing while giving the middle finger to middle class Republicans. War in Afghanistan, war in Iraq, the failure to regulate Wall Street, the housing bubble, and the utter implosion of much of white middle class America.

    Forget the defeat of the GOP establishment. The defeat of Jeb Bush implies there is a real price to be paid for betraying your voting base.

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  17. The 22% voting for Cruz are probably the low-information Evangelicals who cannot be persuaded that he isn’t the second coming of James Dobson. But who are the 22% voting for Rubio?

    I’m guessing they are the last rump of the SWPL, upper middle class, liberal leaning, reflexively anti-Russian and pro-immigrant, tax cutting Republicans represented by FOX News, Jonah Goldberg, George Will, and David Brooks. I didn’t think there were that many of them left, though.

    These people will never vote for Trump. That in its own way is encouraging, for now we know that the decidedly anti-Trump vote is no more than 1/5th of the Republican electorate even in heavily favored South Carolina. When Cruz throws his support to Trump (and he will), Trump will have over half the vote locked up in every contest going forward, and will be unstoppable.

    The worry is in the general election. The SWPL Republicans might very well vote Hill or Bernie. Trump will need to pick up enough crossover votes from the disaffected blocs on the Democratic side to make up the difference. This will be easier for him to do if Hillary is the nominee.

    I realize other people have said all this, but it helps to think through it once again.

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  18. Car dealers actually do make a profit on volume even if they technically lose on some or even all sales. Manufacturers set sales quotas for dealerships each month, and if the dealership hits the quota they get a big check. If they miss the quota they get nada. And of course they’ll earn profits on repairs for years. For elections, however, that concept doesn’t quite work.

    The only way the GOP benefits from more minorities is if it causes whites to become more racially aware and more loyal to the GOP. Once whites become an absolute minority nationwide, though, even that won’t help much.

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  19. ha johny on the spot – go kasich

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  20. George P. Bush is Texas Land Commissioner and likely has connections to real estate interests. The Bush Family will still probably try to push P. for Texas Governor in 2022. A Trump victory in 2016 & ’20 might push that back to 2026 or even further. Either way, P. needs to be kept away from the Texas Governor’s mansion or the US Senate for that matter.

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  21. Why can’t George P. Bush simply pull a Charlie Crist when the time is right?

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  22. I don’t think these Rubots will go Democrat. To them, Bernie==socialism. They’re probably older as well, so they’ve got 25 years of Clinton Hate built up.

    I’m mixed about Hillary winning. I like Bernie. He’s a good man even if he panders to BLM and has the wrong solution. I think he’d present more of a challenge to Trump as well.

    Hillary will be easier to defeat. If Sanders keeps pressing her, she’ll have to resort to dirty tricks that will end up in her supporters sitting out the general election. Trump will trigger her into a meltdown. And if she’s pressing him in the general election Putin will drop her top secret emails.

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  23. “But who are the 22% voting for Rubio?’

    Government-employed Republicans (there still are quite a few), the rich who don’t care about Rubio’s lies on amnesty, and politically correct Republicans (there are still more of those than you’d think).

    Look at the county-level results in South Carolina. Rubio won the county with the state capitol, and he won the county with Charleston. In Beaufort County – home to Hilton Head – Cruz finished back in 4th place, with less than 14% of the vote.

    Rubio is the “genteel” candidate in this race. There are lots of Republicans around who above all else are turned off by harsh-sounding rhetoric, and would sooner take an empty suit than a guy like Trump or Cruz.

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  24. I’m chewing a bunch of avocados and pouring it down with lemon juice in celebration.

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  25. Put some Julie London on the sound system ..

    When I saw her name I thought of her song, “Our Day Will Come”. That’s also the motto of the Provisional IRA but I doubt they got it from her.

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  26. On top of that, it’s fallen to Ted Cruz to rumble with Rubio, but Cruz whiffed it in the South Carolina debate. His effort to distinguish his position on the Gang of 8 bill and raise Rubio’s Univision interview were a mess and the debate quickly moved on.

    Candidates have also failed to make hay of his advisors’ comments that he panics during times of crisis. The 3am phone call should be front-and-center in attacks against him.

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  27. I don’t understand the disdain people have for vermouth. I myself do 1/2 shot of vermouth and 3 1/2 shots of gin. I know that some might think that’s sacrilege, but I don’t understand why?

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  28. Jeb can’t fix it.

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  29. Can’t wait!
    That reminded me of Churchill’s saying about nodding at the vermouth.

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  30. It is looking like Trump not only has a lock on the nomination, but it also looks like he takes the presidency. I wonder how long it will be until we start seeing articles in the MSM or liberal sites discussing how to get rid of the two term limit for presidents. Or do they realize that even if that were to happen, Obama would still lose?

    This whole series of events has a kind of dream-like, other-worldliness about it. It’s like something from a movie. Most people with some sense have learned that the media holds the keys to the throne. Actual democracy – voting for an elected leader you want and not the lesser of two mediocre leaders paid for by the donor class and promoted by the media – is a fiction. It should not be happening. But so far, it appears to be.

    Also, I wonder if our host contemplated that the blog he started way back when would have this much influence, or be this much ahead of the curve. In another decade, what then? Movie reviews and golf course architecture I suppose. Hell, the views on this blog will probably be mainstream and as such he’ll probably land a mainstream gig.

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  31. I may need to see if Ahnold has some Cubans to smoke, too.

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  32. Read our lips. No…….new…….Bushes.

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  33. I’ve got this: Dummy Candidato Mr. Rubato.

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  34. This was the first time I saw him with his midget wife by his side. He even made some stomach turning reference to sleeping with her at the end of his statement. Yuck!

    I thought it was weird the other day when Jeb was on stage with Dubya and Laura with only little Lindsay Graham to keep him company. I guess Laura makes his mestizo wife feel uncomfortable.

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  35. “I don’t understand the disdain people have for vermouth. I myself do 1/2 shot of vermouth and 3 1/2 shots of gin. I know that some might think that’s sacrilege, but I don’t understand why?”

    Me neither. A Martini without vermouth isn’t a Martini; it’s just gin. Might as well just swig it straight out of the bottle. I myself like 1 part in 7.

    And no olives? That’s just barbaric.

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  36. “I’m guessing they are the last rump of the SWPL, upper middle class, liberal leaning, reflexively anti-Russian and pro-immigrant, tax cutting Republicans represented by FOX News, Jonah Goldberg, George Will, and David Brooks. I didn’t think there were that many of them left, though.”

    FOX News viewers aren’t SWPLs; they’re old people. The median age of Bill O’Reilly’s show is about 70 (hence all the ads for Cialis, reverse mortgages, and catheters). Those people aren’t the next generation of the traditional Republican party. They are the last generation of it.

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  37. I must admit, as bad as things are for our republic, the total humiliation of Jeb Bush has given me a totally thrilling bit of Schadenfreude (joy in the pain of others. Gotta love those big German words). At least the universe is not entirely without a sense of justice, or humor.

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  38. Rubio is the “genteel” candidate in this race. There are lots of Republicans around who above all else are turned off by harsh-sounding rhetoric, and would sooner take an empty suit than a guy like Trump or Cruz.

    Yeah, the country club vote. Immigration, legal or otherwise, doesn’t hurt those characters. Neither does globalization. Hence, their concern with the capital gains tax, being respectable, and maintaining the status quo.

    BTW, you saw the same thing in Iowa where Cruz got his lowest votes in the county with the state capital and biggest city.

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    But the Smart Money knew better in 2015, so they massively funded Jeb.

    Then, it turned out it was absurd for Jeb to run for the Republican nomination.

    To be fair, nobody really predicted Trump’s campaign, which is what destroyed Jeb. Without Trump, Jeb would probably have a decent shot right now.

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  40. Until now, Trump has been benefiting from the vote splitting. But with ¡Jeb! outta here, he’s going to be hurt by it, until and unless Cruz drops out.

    How many ¡Yeb! supporters are going to Trump? I’d guess it’s close to zero – most will go to Rubio. (Cucks!).

    But when Cruz throws in the towel, his supporters will rally behind Trump. If Cruz were a true patriot he’d announce his campaign suspension tonight and endorse Trump. ‘Course it won’t happen, though what about a secret backroom deal for Cruz to withdraw and join the Trump campaign as the VP? The two of them would then spend the rest of the primary season hanging the Schumio bill around Rubio’s neck and cruise to the nom.

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  41. Just watching Trump’s victory speech, I am rooting for him because of his stance on immigration, but also his other planks are good.

    I do wonder if he’s making some statements he is going to regret. When he states that the US is ranked #30 in education in the world, if only the white population was looked at, it would bat a lot better but it has 12% blacks and however many mestizos dragging down the average. If some were deported however, it would definitely bump the average.

    Overall though, Trump is the image of a strong leader. He resonates strength, this is someone you can get behind. And very quick on his feet. He’s the guy you want on your side negotiating with Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, not to mention historical dwarfs and own-goalists like David Cameron and Angela Merkel.

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  42. Of the 3 Bushes only W. had the common touch. Both Jeb and Bush I were terrible politicians. Bush I got lucky. Reagan picked him as VP and did nothing to ensure that a true conservative succeeded him. This allowed Bush-I to lie and falsely run as a “Reagan Conservative”. He then governed as a “Ford Conservative” and lost big time in 1992.

    Jeb decided to be honest and run on what he truly was. Sad.

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  43. Vermouth is fine. However it deteriorates like any white wine. Use either a freshly opened bottle, or one that has been refrigerated after it was opened. You cannot keep a partly-used bottle of vermouth at room temperature and expect it to remain good, as you could with gin or vodka. 7:1 or 6:1 gin:vermouth is about right – shaken with ice, not stirred.

    “Hearts full of youth,
    Hearts full of truth:
    Six parts of gin,
    And one of vermouth!”

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  44. I am really sorry Bernie didn’t win. It would have been fun watching him be sliced and diced by Trump. Is there any hope for Bernie now?

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  45. OK but Trump still has not broken 35%. When Christie and Fiorina quit their percentage seems not to have gone to Trump but to Cruz and Rubio. In France Le Pen with 40% lost to two 30%s.

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  46. Allow me to suggest a real Martini.

    Because it sounds better than ordering a big ol’ glass of booze.

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  47. If Cruz and Carson both left, Trump could be hitting 50+%. Unfortunately, I doubt Cruz drops anytime soon. But I wish Carson would get out – that’s 5-10% that probably all goes to Trump.

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  48. So even after Nimrata’ Nikki’ Haley endorsed Rubio, Trump still won handily. Haley was looking for a VP slot under Rubio.

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  49. ““Hearts full of youth,
    Hearts full of truth:
    Six parts of gin,
    And one of vermouth!””

    Ha!

    Soon we’ll be out,
    Amid the cold world’s strife,
    Soon we’ll be sliding down,
    The razorblade of life.

    Thanks for the tip about the vermouth. I thought it would keep okay at room-temp because it’s fortified, but I’ll try refrigerating it.

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  50. By the way, God bless Trump for speaking against the Iraq war – even saying the obvious, that we lied to, that the nuke intel was cherrypicked. What a pair on that guy! He just thought it up and did it.

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  51. “Yeah, the country club vote. Immigration, legal or otherwise, doesn’t hurt those characters. Neither does globalization. Hence, their concern with the capital gains tax, being respectable, and maintaining the status quo.”

    That’s true. But while immigration might not hurt them, it will hurt their grandchildren. They ought to realize that. Sadly, most of them don’t.

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  52. shaken with ice, not stirred.

    … Isn’t the opposite true?

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  53. I think Jeb’s spanking and defeat at the hands of Trump has really damaged the Bush brand. But I doubt it will stop the family from promoting that shady George P, even if he turns out to be a “secret idiot” as the Left has labeled him. they still have Rove and the Bush Rolodex to insure the former stalker will have a shot at the governorship.

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  54. A business decision may result in a positive-sum outcome. All participants can benefit.

    In a two-party system political decisions almost always have a zero-sum outcome. 1 party will benefit at the expense of another. It is ridiculous when the liberal pundits tells the GOP that they will benefit from more immigrants.

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  55. Car dealers actually do make a profit on volume even if they technically lose on some or even all sales.

    As opposed to movie studios, which can gross a billion in ticket sales and still show a “loss”. When they need to, that is.

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  56. Jeb has always struck me as a tragic figure. It’s always been very clear that politics just isn’t where his heart is. His brother was the same way, but he was better at faking it. Jeb is not very good at faking it.

    It’s interesting to try and imagine where he would have ended up if he hadn’t been born a Bush. I’m thinking he would have been some kind of teacher or clergyman — a line of work where he would have been much happier.

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  57. The two of them would then spend the rest of the primary season hanging the Schumio bill around Rubio’s neck and cruise to the nom.

    Nom nom nom.

    But Hill and (I believe) even Bern are as guilty of that as is Rubio. Will it work on either of them?

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  58. O/T idea:
    Graphic analysis showing media truthfulness by ownership and editor/reporter/anchor ethnicity.
    That could cover US, UK, Canada, Scandinavia, Germany, Australia, etc.
    Truthfulness quantification might reflect some fact check/retraction or similar measures.
    The a priori view is that media bias is present, determinable, and a damn nuisance. There may be a strong R-squared in there, as the daily onslaught on the truth provides ample data.

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  59. I’m going to check tomorrow and see if there’s a sale on Jeb’s guac bowls.

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    Jeb probably would have won or at least would have had a good chance to win if Trump hadn’t run. It wasn’t absurd for him to run. He just ran into the Trump train, which is sort of an unprecedented phenomenon. In fact, Trump went after him so hard so early because Jeb was arguably the frontrunner early on, and he never recovered.

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  61. You hit the nail on the head. This group is “embarrassed” by Trump due to their concern over their own “respectability”. Prime example being the jacketed gentleman at the CNN “Town Hall” on Thursday who asked abt Donald’s saying Bush lied any WMDs, and the real estate lady who went right before him. (Anderson Cooper followed up with both of these particular contestants then next evening during “regular” Breaking News and they both had decided they could not be associated with Donald Trump.)

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  62. Two downward-pointing exclamation marks seem appropriate for a candidate who could never get it up.

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  63. Maybe George P should get a clue and run for office as an anti-immigration American patriot. He can argue he is not a racist as his mother is a Mexican immigrant.

    His argument should be that immigration was good for America in the past but after 50 years of mass immigration we need to pause it. This way he doesn’t look like a self-hating Mexican.

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  64. I don’t know if George P. has charisma, integrity, smarts, or good political instincts, but he sure has this: crazy eyes. Not cross eyes, exactly, but something ain’t right. Like watching a Stanley Kubrick movie, something is “off” about what we see and people will pick up on this. George P is an otherwise handsome young man.

    Who, besides the Bushes, advocate for the Bush dynasty anymore? They are done. In Texas, Bushes may still win for a while, but nationally no one cares.

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  65. I was just thinking how odd it feels to ALMOST be the political mainstream…I was reading through some of my books on the two Bush Presidencies the other day (looking for mentions of Jeb), and it’s now quaint how over the top the denunciation of the Willie Horton ad is in every tome. Here we are with a leading candidate that is pretty much the Alt-right personified…like a mix of Roissy/Mystery/Ross Jeffries game tactics, MPC/Right Stuff nasty trolling, the Sailer electoral Strategy, Pat Buchannan’s economic nationalism, Derb’s Muslim moratorium…getting along with Russia, stopping nation building etc etc….Neo-conservatism is dead and Jeb’s goofy face is on the tombstone.

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  66. Channeling Heartiste: exit cucklord. I think lowbrow agitprop is quite effective, grinning shitlord Donald knows that well. Let’s make Rubio the next cucklord. A Spanish news site translated cuckservative as cornuservador (cornudo), so Rubio would be the next cornuservador supremo.

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  67. I wonder if Jeb’s 2016 run has permanently wrecked his son’s chances?

    Unless there is a big sea-change in our culture- and I mean like a bunch of smart, charismatic, junior sh!tlords storming the liberal bastions of academia, media, and prestige professions real soon, I think Yeb Jr’s chances are unaffected. Bush Sr. was near-loathed by conservatives at the time of his departure from office (not just a liar- “read my lips, no new taxes”- but also a loser) yet that did not stop conservatives from rallying to Dubya a short 8 years later. Plus the media love turning wonky politics into engaging soap opera, and there is nothing more engaging than a story like “son rises to avenge humiliated father”. Plus unless there is that sea-change in culture I just mentioned I cannot see the media NOT pushing their line about the GOP being doomed unless they pander more to Hispanics.

    I must admit, as bad as things are for our republic, the total humiliation of Jeb Bush has given me a totally thrilling bit of Schadenfreude.

    I honestly felt really bad for George P. There is nothing worse in life for a youngish man than to see one’s father abjectly humiliated like that. And the fact that it was at the primordial level of schoolyard bullying, where so many traumas and fixations are forever implanted (witness Steve’s comments on Mathew “I was a teenage Nazi-hunter” Weiner). That moment where Yeb blurted out how he looked up after sliding out between Barbara’s thighs and instantly realized he’d “won the lotto”! Even the anti-Trump CNN analyst instantly picked up on the ick factor of that. It was like:

    LITTLE DONNY TRUMP: Your mother’s a whore! And her c**t smells like a Brooklyn fish market.
    Little Jebby Bush: My mother is not a whore! And I know personally she in fact smells wonderful- like fresh-baked bread- down there!

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  68. “Put some Julie London on the sound system”

    Now there’s a man who knows his torch songstresses.

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  69. Sometimes it makes me sad though– Jeb! being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more gray and empty that they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend.

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  70. The Bush (-Walker) family is amazingly successful and, for better or probably for worse, will be with us for a very long time.

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  71. https://jeb2016.com/shop/lifestyle/guaca-bowle/?lang=en

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  72. For example, Lauren Bush Lauren’s baby James Richard Lauren, born November 21, 2015, is the great-grandson of George H.W. Bush and the grandson of billionaire fashion designer Ralph Lauren.

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  73. Bush I was a good politician, but a terrible campaigner.

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  74. Thanks to Mr. Trump, Miss USA has finally left the past behind, caught up with the times, and shaved off her Bush.

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  75. Jonah’s comment needs the Gold frame.

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  76. The Cuban cigar was decidedly superior in the JFK/MM era, but today, eh, not so much.

    Most of the cigar talent-the managers and blenders and so forth, rollers are abundant and low value-left Cuba and took their seeds with them. While Cuba still has some unique soil qualities, it certainly has no claim to being uniquely superior. In fact, many of the best “Cuban” cigars blend Cuban wrappers or fillers with Dominican, Nicaraguan or even Connecticut tobaccos as well. In that respect lifting the embargo will give master blenders another color on their palette, so to speak, but many genuine Cuban cigars are mediocre today and without the forbidden-fruit aspect in the world’s biggest cigar market, I figure prices will fall.

    The blenders are the real key, in my opinion. Cuba has some, but certainly the best have left a long time ago. That’s also the problem with Mexican cigars-they have some good tobaccos but no one in Mexico can blend worth s***. The idea that they should import some blenders from elsewhere isn’t going over-they value Mexicanness over quality. I guess they figure their mestizos are blended differently than mestizos from elsewhere. Does that make them mestizo supremists? (Trick question.)

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  77. Just watched Trump’s victory speech. The wife of The Donald must be at even, or worse, than poor Jeb!’s Columba in ability to “speik the neitif lanquwitch flu ently”.

    Does it matter? Mr. Sailer thinks it does. What say You?

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  78. Wooo you’re way off. Trump just won a greater percentage of Evangelicals than total voters. He won their vote. Who can say the whys or whens of these things? But I suspect James Dobson will be sounding a Trumpet just as soon as he knows he will. Time is relative ya know.

    Speaking of low information, for all the crass ways Trump embodies this age, perhaps the people who can see into him something ancient are the most lively folks enjoying his show. You might educate yourself about about an ancient whore, a blood red moon, other stuff they said you must have ears to hear and codes to break.

    I do think the most interesting thing Trump has said so far was his moral inventory from that SC Townhall on CNN. He said my great fault is I let people I know deceived me get away with their deception without ever letting myself forget the count. Struck me cause I was reminded that Trump said something early on about one thing that happened to him when he initially spoke out about the Iraq War. Most interesting of all maybe is that he has not said another word about that since. And I have to suppose that means we never will again.

    My educated bet would be that Trump has no idea that he has already won, and that that will open up a fault line somewhere loud indeed.

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  79. You know, don’t you, that both of those were plants? See -

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/02/19/cnn-busted-attempting-pre-scripted-ambush-of-donald-trump-during-live-town-hall-event/

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  80. Even on the old Emergency show, she was a smoldering sex bomb-she had to be in her late forties when that show started.

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  81. Similarly, a lot of commentators in liberal sites are exclaiming how they don’t know any Trump voters. Well, news flash, when you can lose your job and end up a pariah for going against the PC multicult group think, people tend to keep their opinions to themselves.

    Nevertheless, they have their opinions and when you say something (clutching pearls) like “If that Trump wins, I’m going to quit my job and move to Canada!” and the other person just says nothing, or a non-committal “Oh really?”, well, you were probably talking to a Trump supporter and just didn’t know it.

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    These people will never vote for Trump

    On the platform of ‘Make America Great Again,’ this is largely correct. America for them is already pretty great. So how could you get them to vote Trump?

    I could see him reaching some of these voters without compromising his core positions by focusing on things that feature prominently in their lives but are otherwise marginal issues, like how miserable the experience of commercial air travel is these days.

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    Try dry vermouth straight, on the rocks. That’s how it is consumed in Italy. It’s an acquired taste but once acquired, it’s great. And the original Martini recipes were 1:1 or 2:1 gin:dry vermouth mix. Which is just right if you want a stiff drink. If not, enjoy vermouth straight.

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  84. You make a very good point. The Cuban cigars I’ve smoked have been undistinguished compared to the massive variety of excellence available in a good market. I really think it’s the name and inaccessibility that cause people to continue to think they are special.

    They’re not, and all you have to do to find out is travel internationally a little — or even inquire at the right shop if you know the guy and are willing to pay way too much.

    It’s like that hard-to-get girl you actually go out of your way to get, only to find out she’s not all that.

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  85. Well to be fair, Trump’s wife has been married to Trump for about 10 years and has been in the US for around 20 years. Bush’s wife has been married to Bush, and in the USA, for around 40 years. So let Melania have another 20 years in the US before you compare her command of the language to Columba’s.

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  86. I love me some olives. I like my martini dirty too, but your gin to vermouth ratio sounds about right.

    Personally, I think either shaking or stirring is a bad idea. Best is to just keep the gin in the freezer and the Vermouth in the fridge and not use any ice at all…

    In keeping with my other contribution to this thread, I will also recommend to all the Vesper… this has become a faddish drink recently, but, made well and dry, it is actually excellent.

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  87. Cruz’s acceptance speech tonight was proof for me that he’s the Frank Underwood of thr Republican establishment. After being spurned by the Bush’s and not getting the job he wanted, he decided to advance his career using the anti establishment mood in the country instead of following the traditional career path. He’s a globalist like the rest of the establishment shills, who’s loyalties are to the Israel lobby, the big banks, and the MiC. He’s just smart enough to use the country’s mood to advance his own career at the expense of some of the other establishment types. The way he sucked up to Jeb! And attacked Trump tonight means I bet he’s more likely to endorse Rubio than Trump once he realizes his path is gone. Let’s just hope the Cruz true believers are smart enough to avoid Marcobot. Marco might be even more easily manipulated by the major interests than W was.

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  88. Here is Melania Trump in 2010 speaking quickly in good coherent English in a non-political setting where she is more comfortable. Sure she has an accent but she is better at English than Jeb’s wife.

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  89. Yeah, that makes me look forward to a Trump/Clinton debate in which Trump goes after Clinton for voting for the Iraq war like an idiot.

    What will my liberal friends and family members say when they see Trump dumping on Clinton from the left?

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  90. From the next Bush family reunion… or was it Davos? I can’t remember…

    And the longer version…

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  91. Gold box? Seriously? I thought iSteve was the kind of place where we didn’t have to be exposed to this kind of thing…

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  92. We hardly knew ya ¡Jeb! …Please clap

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

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  93. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-McIdVuY88&t=19s

    Anyone see this heavily edited video montage of Trump v. Bush at the last debate? Absolutely brutal. (Note: not substantive, in the conventional meaning).

    The video creator’s playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwV95EIdLbL8yNF9eqhYmsbzio9U66-LH

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  94. Thank heavens Jeb Bush ended it–the humiliation was becoming painful even to watch. But will the GOP Establishment try to push the almost-as-bad Marco Rubio, or will it hold its nose and support Ted Cruz in an all-out effort to stop Donald Trump?

    I do note that Jeb Bush only suspended his campaign. Doesn’t that leave open the possibility that he could try to become the nominee at a brokered convention? Unlikely, but I don’t put anything past GOP cuckservatives at this point.

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  95. Yeah, that makes me look forward to a Trump/Clinton debate in which Trump goes after Clinton for voting for the Iraq war like an idiot.

    Trump has just telegraphed to Hill and (pathetic, ghostly, debilitated) Bill that this is exactly what he will be doing once he gets the Republican nomination. Trump will be talking so much smack he might induce a nervous breakdown in her. Hillary knows she has never done anything useful in her political career. Devoid of any accomplishment except for the negative one of abandoning Americans to die Benghazi. Trump will also slam her non stop on Benghazi. Can you imagine ultra-lib Jimmy Carter leaving Americans to die there the way Hussein O and Hillary did?
    Trump is 100% clean as a far as the Middle East tar baby goes while Hillary was the main promoter of the disastrous Arab Spring, helped along by our gay and feminist dominated leftist State Department. Europe can blame their current Muslim immigration invasion on dim bulb Hillary.

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  96. Her best song was Perfidia (“While the Gods of love look down and laugh at what romantic fools these mortals be). Absolutely timeless! I think that an instrumental version is playing at Rick’s Casino in Casablanca.

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  97. I thought that he was a reasonably competent governor of Florida. I could see him as a useful backbench legislator–possibly rising to the a subcommittee chairmanship. I mean that as a compliment. Jeb Bush had no business running for President, but as John Milton said:

    “They also serve who only stand and wait.”

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  98. “We Won’t Have ¡Jeb¡ to Kick Around Anymore”

    Just because he’s down doesn’t mean you can’t kick him.

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  99. The contrast between Melania Trump and Columba Bush is actually an interesting example of assimilation or its lack. I believe Melania Trump grew up in Slovenia. But hardly anyone outside Slovenia speaks Slovenian–why would anyone take the trouble to learn such an obscure language unless one planned to live in Slovenia? (Sorry if I’ve outraged all the lovers of Slovenian literature and poetry.) Donald Trump has no time or probably inclination to learn Slovenian and if there is a Slovenian community in the U.S. it’s got to be very small.

    Columba Bush, on the other hand, can get by very comfortably in Spanish. Jeb learned it, her children speak it, there’s a large Spanish-speaking community in the U.S. She never had any incentive to really master English.

    Moral: small community–assimilate or go back; large community–no need for assimilation.

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  100. Jared Taylor has mentioned in his book White Identity that George has stated his mother raised him to fight for La Raza.

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  101. In other news:

    Ben Shapiro finally exposes himself. Like the National Review, he markets himself as “anti-establishment” while actually supporting the GOP elite agenda.

    Shapiro has called for Cruz to endorse Rubio in an attempt to stop Trump.

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/3558/enough-ego-fight-stop-trump-rubio-must-offer-cruz-ben-shapiro

    Rubio is antithetical to anything Shapiro claimed to stand for,besides defending “our greatest ally”, but the establishment is crumbling and even needs its double-agents to lose their cover.

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  102. “We Won’t Have ¡Jeb¡ to Kick Around Anymore”

    ¿Quién es ese?

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  103. I do note that Jeb Bush only suspended his campaign. Doesn’t that leave open the possibility that he could try to become the nominee at a brokered convention? Unlikely, but I don’t put anything past GOP cuckservatives at this point.

    Jeb was polling at 1-2% which eliminates him from consideration at your contested convention, where Trump rides in with a mere plurality of delegates. A majority is necessary to win, so then the convention goes into second, third, fourth balloting. But Jeb’s remaining 10 million in super-pac money means he is still a player. Rubio and Kaisich will be sucking up to Jeb to get their paws on all or some of it.

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  104. “Having Trump whip Jeb on his brother’s legacy like he did in the last debate, having Dubya show up in person in SC after that and then this loss … it just feels right and good.”

    What could be more appropriate for watching the establishment ship go down than having Admiral Dubya on board? I truly relished every second of it.

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  105. Trump has Jeb’s testicles in a mason jar. Floating in brine.

    And he often gazes upon them whilst sitting in his jet flying to his various campaign rallies.

    So, there’s that….

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  106. What is it with female political strategists? First Hillary’s ’08 disaster. Then Perry’s ’12 disaster and now Sally Bradshaw. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/02/jeb-bush-dropping-out-set-up-to-fail-213662

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  107. I’d toss in ‘corporate’ Republicans too after seeing Trump barely carried Greenville County which is home to Lockheed Martin, GE, Caterpillar, 3M and Honeywell plants. OTOH Trump got almost 50% of the vote in Horry County ( Myrtle Beach etc.)

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  108. Delegates are only bound to their candidate for the first ballot. The problem is that to be selected as a delegate means being a long time party worker, donor, etc. By definition these will be insiders. Trump won 44 delegates in South Carolina but don’t think these delegates are red hot Trump supporters. If there is a brokered convention who you were pledged to on the first ballot will not matter and the RNC can dump Trump in favor of their ‘consensus’ candidate.

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  109. “But the Smart Money knew better in 2015, so they massively funded Jeb.”

    I would bet that much of that “Smart Money” also massively funded Theranos.

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  110. The funniest part is when the replacement chair glides into place.

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  111. In Beaufort County – home to Hilton Head – Cruz finished back in 4th place, with less than 14% of the vote.

    You forgot Beaufort County is also home to Parris Island. That’s what I’m afraid of. Military and retired military who still support the Establishment due to some misplaced sense of loyalty or duty. Trump barely edged out Rubio there.

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  112. Bush (HW) brought the intelligence baggage of his entire career with him to the Reagan Admin. Recall that, in its infancy, the Reagan candidate of the hoped-for Reagan Admin was suspected of being a Hollywood lightweight- similar to Trump actually. It took a while for veneration to develop. Notice that today’s revision of Reagan being the standard-bearer of Conservatism was no where nearly as developed even as he left office. 2 years in people were still often saying things like, “what do you expect of a Hollywood actor?”

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  113. Bush’s drop out will leave Cruz in a distant third place, but it also leaves him sort of in the middle between Trump and Rubio. His best bet is to go jujitsu on Marco Rubio over the immigration issue. Hit Rubio hard on betraying his voters on amnesty: one commercial after another, one stump speech after another. Don’t let voters ever forget that Rubio is a liar. There is almost zero chance that Rubio will be the Republican nominee, so it’s nothing Cruz will have to apologize for later, and it’s the only shot Cruz has at peeling off support from the other candidates.

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  114. The Bush family committed suicide by:
    1) The patriarch abandoning his children to be raised by screwed up public institutions that turned out PC-infected losers.
    2) The PC infected losers engage in miscegenation and infertility, thus ensuring that the Bush DNA becomes extinct.

    Ultimately, H.W. Bush’s legacy is the impending extinction of his DNA. Nothing he did in office really matters, the world would be almost the same if Dukakis was elected (with possibly the exception of the supreme court makeup, although Clinton would probably not have been elected so that is mostly a wash). The only thing that really matters is the children that a person leaves behind to inherit the future. H.W. at least had some kids, but royally screwed up their upbringing. Had he just been a janitor who homeschooled, his legacy would have been far, far greater: well-adjusted children and White grandchildren.

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  115. With a cocktail onion, isn’t that a gibson? The one about Churchill is you take a long look at the vermouth bottle across the room, then fill glass with gin. Other gin-heavy martini lovers rinse the glass with vermouth before adding gin.

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  116. FTW! I was thinking “Bush gets waxed in SC” but yours has so much more to unpack…

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  117. Anything she did ( with maybe the exception of her very last album ) was superb; Black Coffee, her rendition of Thelonius Monk’s Round Midnight, and Wives and Lovers top my list.
    I don’t think that Wives and Lovers could be released today … hate facts made into a beautiful song.

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  118. I have not been able to acquire a liking for the taste of vermouth.
    I have enjoyed that occasional Gin Martini with an included anchovy stuffed olive; however a Martini is a drink not a salad it does not require vegetation to make it excellent.

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  119. One does not indulge in Martini’s for their sound.
    Four fingers is barely a medium size glass.

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  120. Since the only reason to support Rubio is that he’s Hispanic, it seems a bit contradictory to hold amnesty against him. Without that, he’d have all the “ethnic” appeal of an Alan Keyes.

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  121. “To them, Bernie==socialism”

    To Bernie Bernie=socialism.

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  122. You do know this comment is copied verbatim from “The Shawshank redemption”.

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  123. How would that be “from the left”?

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  124. The Bush brand was already tarnished; that’s why Yeb did so poorly.

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  125. Julie London must of had some hold on men.

    Remember she played nurse Dixie McCall along side her second husband, actor and jazz songwriter Bobby Troup in the 70′s classic TV show Emergency.

    What is unusual was that Emergency was a Jack Webb production and Webb was London’s first husband, father of her first two kids and also a close friend of Troup.

    I guess Webb was smart enough to know that employing both London and Troup was a good way to keep up on the child support payments.

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  126. I would think that Republican-leaning government employees would be more likely to lean Trump than Rubio. Rubio sides with the Paul Ryan/Scott Walker crowd and will likely follow their track record of cutting government employee benefits and enriching contractors. At least Trump won’t enrich the contractors to the same extent. And since Trump is the least likely Republican to cut Social Security, it’s a safe bet he’s the least likely to cut government employee pensions as well.

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  127. Must you lay a guilt edge on the gold box?

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  128. All the establishment money on Rubio now. Surely there are a lot of funds left from Jeb’s campaign to give to Rube.

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  129. Cabrónservador is better

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  130. Rum obviously

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  131. Julie London recordings really are wonderful. Ironically I did only find her on YouTube when I was looking up things on the Provisional IRA. Just goes to show the odd connections the web can make. That’s probably the first and last good thing the PIRA has ever been associated with.

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  132. “The worry is in the general election. The SWPL Republicans [who support Rubio] might very well vote Hill or Bernie.”

    I don’t think so.

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  133. So, her name is actually Lauren Lauren?

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  134. That’s probably a religion thing. Cruz has set his image up as an evangelical protestant despite having four catholic grandparents. Des Moines is presumably less evangelical than the rest of the state.

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  135. I think that possibility is off the table given the vicious below the belt attacks Trump has made towards Cruz. But maybe Cruz has a thick skin or was even in on the whole thing.

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  136. He slayed her in NH. In no way is he down for the count. He just needs to up his cucked game a bit more.

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  137. They’ll say “well Hillary might support the death of innocent Muslims but Trump wants to KEEP THEM OUT OF THE COUNTRY which makes him wayyyy more evil.”

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  138. Very interesting. That’s one of the big questions of our time: do women “get” politics? I think not. Or, to be more precise, I think about one in five or one in six do. The old 80/20 rule yet again.

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  139. But Jeb’s remaining 10 million in super-pac money means he is still a player. Rubio and Kaisich will be sucking up to Jeb to get their paws on all or some of it.

    Apparently what forced ¡Jeb¡’s withdrawl was a combination of having burned through 100-120 million in funds and rumors that a number of top consultants were jumping ship for Rubio.

    I actually see this as a disaster for Rubio.

    First of all like others have said Trump can now focus on Rubio being Schumer’s cabana boy on the Gang of Eight Amnesty deal.

    Second and I believe far worse is that Rubio will now be responsible for keeping all the money grubbing loyal Bushie campaign consultants happy. It is impossible to keep all the Karl Rove’s, Mike Murphy’s and their wannabees happy and flush with filet mignon, cigars and single malt. Does Rent Boy Rubio really inspire enough confidence in his donor base to lavishly fund his campaign???

    Some of these consultant crapweasels are going to be left with out a musical chair to land on. There will be hard feelings and because they may realize that three decades long Conservative Inc gravy train may be ending with the rise of Trump and Populist/Nationalist politics, some of them may spill the dirt on Rubio for spite. Also remember ¡Jeb¡’s professional Hispanics are Mexicans, Rubio’s are Cuban, so no love lost there.

    Last, with the death of Scalia, the Neocon mega donors have a chance to pour tens of millions into bribing the Republican Senate into helping Obama nominate a SCOTUS justice who will give them what they really secretly desire, hate speech laws and internet censorship that will block any criticism of Israel, shutdown the BDS movement and continued Open Borders. In Europe we see the Jewish Neocons and Marxist left working in concert to promote hate speech laws and Anarcho-Tyranny repression of the historical nationalist population.

    Rubio is no longer necessary for this to happen. The Jewish mega donor focus for the next several months will be on locking down the SCOTUS for the next several decades. Remember the Notorious RBG is also likely to announce her retirement by summer.

    Finally, Kaisich is a nothing burger who always was on the Jack Kemp track. A long shot at being a VP nomination and then cushy life attending country club Republican functions and golf tournaments.

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  140. Only Nixon can go to China.
    - Chihuahuan Proverb

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  141. Debating martinis, cigars, and Julie London? I have to know some of you on real life.

    One wannabe dynastic monarch down, and one to go.

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  142. The worry in the general election isn’t SWPL Republicans, it’s independents and Democrats.

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  143. Harkens me back to the days when the apple polishers would get a gold star. I didn’t get one then either.

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  144. When George P runs, it will be for el presidente of Greater Mexico.

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    Surprise!

    “Conservative” “American” – don’t you love how he had the American flag flying in the background of his cover photo – compares Trump to … wait for it…. Hitler.

    https://pjmedia.com/spengler/2016/01/25/the-resistible-rise-of-donald-trump/

    This was a tribal conservatism, one that had very little to do with ideas, and everything to do with nationalism and a sense of us-versus-them.

    To put it mildly, Goldman celebrates the nationalism and tribal conservatism of the people and country he actually cares about. Hint: it’s not Americans.

    We’re a long way from Germany in the late 1920s, to be sure, but the parallels are disturbing. The Republican Establishment shouts from the rooftops that it prefers Hitl–, er, Trump to the horrible Ted Cruz. As Bob Dole put it, Trump could “probably work with Congress, because he’s, you know, he’s got the right personality and he’s kind of a deal-maker.” Robert Costa at the Washington Post, David French at National Review, Paul Mirengoff at Powerline, and other commentators too numerous to mention have weighed in on the same theme.

    A real whos-who of American First Conservatives. I’ll definitely listen to them. Thanks for the “tip”, Dave.

    Without a return to entrepreneurship, America’s economy will stagnate and America’s middle class will continue to lose ground. Donald Trump represents the triumph of resentment over hope. I don’t know what American voters will do. But I’m frightened.

    Oh no, Heaven forbid, Dave is “frightened”! What about the actual Americans who’ve suffered 50 years of open borders and open anti-white animosity from their “leaders” and your fellow “experts”? Do they have the right to feel frightened, knowing there is nowhere to run – unlike you?

    As with other “Respectable Conservatives” like Ben Shapiro, Fox New, National Review, etc. the mask has come off.

    The comments section is the best part. Some pile on, openly celebrating the demise of gentiles. Others point out how stupid his article is and how slimy his motives are.

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  146. I for one will miss Jeb! I’ve gotten a lot of entertainment from his fumbling campaign. I may even order a guac bowl.

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  147. Latino Bambi is hilarious.

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  148. Do the Bush Dynasty want George P Bush turned into another Donor Class Rent Boy like Rubio?

    Do they have no pride?

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  149. Daily Mail reporting Jeb Bush as saying “‘Tonight I’m going to sleep with the best friend I have and the love of my life!”

    I did wonder for a moment if Bush was going to relax with a threesome, unless his best friend was his dog, but it turns out that his best friend and his wife are one and the same. Whew!

    As the song says:

    “nobody knows you
    When you’re down and out.
    In your pocket, not one penny,
    And as for friends, you don’t have any”

    So at least Bush can turn to his Mexican wife to blow away those primary blues south of the border style.

    But too much information, man! I have to wonder if he is now in the running for some lucrative Viagra commercials as was once Bob Dole.

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  150. The new people that the Bushes wanted to elect were going to vote for George P. Bush or any Republican for President?

    C’mon, they’re “natural Republicans”.

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  151. According to the CNN exit poll, Rubio dominated among Republicans with post-graduate degrees – - doctors, attorneys, MBAs, engineers beyond a bachelor’s degree – beating Trump 32% to 20%. Are there still remnants of the old planter class in SC? Rubio won the region where they would live.

    Trump’s strongest showing was among high school dropouts, with the gap narrowing as education level rises.

    This probably reflects healthy self-interest by the low income, uneducated whites. High school dropouts compete with Mexicans for unskilled labor work. Their prospects for dignified factory jobs declined as corporations have moved such jobs to China and Mexico. Their cheap neighborhoods are changing. Middle to upper middle class Republicans, on the other hand, aren’t competing with Mexicans for work and their kids aren’t competing with Mexican kids for slots at universities. Their neighborhoods are insulated, too expensive for incoming migrants to live in. They benefit from having cheap landscapers, roofers and gardeners. Rubio is offering the Mexicans legal status without citizenship (so, they can stay and work, but won’t vote).

    There are many educated, intelligent Trump supporters here on the Unz website – but these are not typical of his electorate.

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  152. Of course the original lyrics of that song were written in Spanish, so I am sure Columba and Jeb know it well. For English versions Nat King Cole probably takes the biscuit, and for instrumental Charlie Parker has it. Nat King Cole also takes the prize for the worst Spanish version (or at least the version in the worst Spanish accent.)

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

    The Andrea Bocelli version is better, as are many other versions in Spanish.

    Nadie comprende lo que sufro yo,
    Canto pues ya no puedo sollozar,
    Solo temblando de ansiedad estoy,
    Todos me miran y se van.

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  153. interwoven empires! Egads!

    At last, a Bush Brat born without complete dependence on the government/ front companies/ big oil / shady Muchesson Texas characters and Saudi hangers on.

    Grandpa Ralph did it from scratch.

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    He sure burned through a lot of money for very sparse results. He obviously didn’t capture the imagination of the American public. What did he ever say, anyway? Anyone remember something noteworthy? He was vague and waffled on everything and one could never pin him down on anything. It was all generic banalities. Did those who invested in him lose their money or will it be made up to them later on in some way?

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  155. I have pointed out to my Leftist friends that Trump will go to the left of Hillary on the use of US troops in our now yearly invasions of the Muslim world. They don’t care. They would not care if Trump adopted Bernie’s economic plan either. Trump’s anti-immigration position, that his his position on keeping America American, makes him a heretic, a warlock, whatever else it is that got you burned at the stake in the Middle Ages. If Bernie said he was going to build a wall on the Mexican border in order to raise wage rates among the poorest Americans, he would be abandoned by liberals and called a racist. African Americans who are not liberal, might appreciate it, but not your liberal friends.

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  156. Ralph Lauren is really Ralph Lipshitz from the Bronx.Guy on the horse would be quite out of place on the Grand Concourse. Which speaks to reinvention as do the Bushes, going from Connecticut Yankees to Texas oil guys and Florida Cubans. But really the 2 families started out a few exits apart on I95. They share more than is obvious. Nice oxford shirts though.

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  157. Cunning observations on Cruz and Rubio.

    Rubio has been living hand to mouth from his Miami donors for his entire political career – AmEx card accounting improprieties, no accumulated personal wealth, wife employed as consultant by car dealer donor.

    He has hit the big time now, as Silicon Valley has plenty of Fed funny money to shower on him , and they won’t put him on as tight an allowance as his Florida masters did.

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  158. “where Trump rides in with a mere plurality of delegates. A majority is necessary to win, so then the convention goes into second, third, fourth balloting.”

    The RNC establishment goons changed the convention rules to require that a candidate receive a majority of delegates in at least 8 states to even be considered (to cheat Ron Paul’s constituents from having a voice). It is conceivable that Trump could have a large plurality of delegates and still end up prevailing in a brokered convention because none of the other candidates can be considered.

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  159. All Cruz’s foreign policy advisors are neocons like Woolsey, Abrams etc. He has just mimicked Trump’s positions on immigration and foreign policy, I sincerely doubt his sincerity. The more conspiratorially minded might see it as scheme to keep Trump’s numbers down, or it might just be a campaign strategy, either way Trump gets the most transfers from Cruz. Carson dropping out would also boost Trump more than others. Of course momentum can take those supporters anyway. Interestingly Trump also gets one point from Bush whereas Rubio gets two, so not the boost certain folks are hoping for, especially as those dropping out are polling so low it makes little difference.

    I expect a lot Rubio’s support will be from old people who are the only people who still consume solely the traditional media, as well as the country club and patronage vote.

    I wouldn’t feel too sorry for JEB!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-NXzsRGr3o

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  160. “…rumors that a number of top consultants were jumping ship for Rubio.”

    Imagine the excitement there. “The team that built the Jeb Zeppelin will build one for us too!”

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  161. You get it. How Trump can get screwed at the Republican convention if he does not win on the first ballot.
    But delegate rules vary state by state. Some are bound to their candidate through the second and third ballot too. I sure hope that many more Trump delegates are firm about favoring him and are not just useless party hacks who will bolt for Marco Rubio (the Republican Establishments designated candidate) at their first chance

    Delegates only must vote for the candidates to whom they are bound by primary or caucus on the convention’s first presidential ballot. (They don’t have to vote with them on rules and other matters).
    Most (but not all) states’ delegates become free agents after the first ballot. While candidates can withdraw and release their delegates, they can’t direct them to vote for anyone else. And since some delegates are not directly elected as supporters of a candidate, but picked by party leaders or meetings, their loyalty after the first ballot has to be suspect.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/01/20/brokered-convention-republicans-cleveland-trump/78961020/

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  162. We’re a long way from Germany in the late 1920s, to be sure, but the parallels are disturbing. The Republican Establishment shouts from the rooftops that it prefers Hitl–, er, Trump to the horrible Ted Cruz.

    As a matter of historical interest, who did they compare Tru-,er, Hitler to back then?

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  163. The Jewish pundits are going crazy against Trump on my Twitter feed today. I guess they just have an atavistic fear of whites getting any kind of nationalistic feeling. It must make them feel unsafe as a successful “market minority.” And they promote non-white immigration into white countries to dilute white power.

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  164. How would that be “from the left”?

    Only in the sense that people on the left imagine that opposition to the Iraq war represents the left.

    But it is how they would receive Trump’s criticism of Hillary over the Iraq war that is on point.

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