CNN had a navel-gazing moment

A moment of ironic revelation? You decide.

Something remotely interesting happened last night on CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Stars must have been allighned in just the right way.

Anderson had Dana Loesh and posed this question to her:

That was a great setup for Dana to put her foot in the door and push it open.

She did a good job telling him how people don’t share media’s obsession with the Russia story. Dana said they don’t care about it the way the media cares. People care about other things, she said: the jobs agenda, taxes, healthcare. “Show me something actionable…show me some evidence!” They want to know, where are the other stories?

Of course he tried to challenge that but the important thing is he asked the question. Do you think they suddenly decided to entertain the question do Americans care? They didn’t care this far. They thrust it on us as if there were no other news to cover.

Now they wonder if Americans care? Something must have happened in their poll machine interpreter in the backroom. CNN has gotten a lot of push back from the Trump people about other news and other stories about Trump. But they pooh-poohed those complaints. Now, suddenly they pose the question and have a discussion about it.

Turns out that CNN has a a poll and only 27% are very concerned about Russia story.
And 33% are not at all concerned. (between is mixed) Yep, they’ve been polling.

My brief reply to their question is to ask a few questions: (since they asked)

1) Tell us why it is supposed to be so important? Media haven’t made the case yet. Then where is the substance or evidence? What collaboration?

2) Then why it is more important than everything else that I care about? Why is Russia more important than election results? In 8 months they haven’t told us.

3) People are practical and rational. They just want to know why the Russia story is so 5-alarm important? They don’t see it. Is it too much to explain why this is important enough to jeopardize a brand new presidency? Why does Russia trump that?

Funny it was not that long ago, just last year in fact, that Dems said they didn’t care about the 30 thousand emails. They told us people don’t care about that. Even the Media repeatedly told us, at the time, that people care about issues that effect them. Much of the time mainstream media refused to talk about it claiming “there are so many other news stories to cover.” “We only have so much time,” they said.

But stop the presses and news cycle now because no other stories matter or deserve coverage that interrupts their Trumpathon bash about Russia. 24/7 They even claim to know what is important and to hell with what people think, we decide what to cover.

Now vs. then is night and day. People just want a good reason to care about Russia.

RightRing | Bullright

Protest to Protest and F-bombs

Media swivels on its head like the exorcist movie to cover the “massive protests” going on everywhere and “all over the world.”

Before they get too full of themselves, just listen and no one knows exactly what they are protesting. (I think we know it is basically anti–Trump) Actions of a man who was just sworn in, when they organized protests weeks before.

Funny how they describe the “energy” of the protest march as infectious but failed to read the energy levels of the election, even in blue states.

Nevertheless, leave it to CNN in their breaking news coverage on protests, the anchor said: “Oh, Madonna is speaking … we HAVE to go to Madonna.” (just have to go there)

Madonna said welcome to the “revolution of love” before listing off reasons she is upset. Then to saying F-U not once, not twice but three times before they cut it off. She got the trifecta. Not even a voice-over when it happened. “Revolution of Love” to F-bomb?

What is wrong with that? Throwing to Madonna live at a campaign rally, what did they think she was going to say? What happened to media’s concerns about young children listening, at the protest or on TV, being offended by hearing that language?

Yet they did not cut it on the first F-bomb, or the second, but the third F-bomb.

Stocking the Cabinet of Deployables

Let’s review what Obama’s administration looks like: cabinet secretaries, sub cabinet, and all those influential and controversial Czars.

In order of succession to the Presidency: 15 cabinet, 6 sub cabinet, 32 czars

Vice President of the United States

Department of State

Department of the Treasury

Department of Defense

Department of Justice

Department of the Interior

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce

Department of Labor

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Transportation

Department of Energy

Department of Education

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Homeland Security

The following positions have the status of Cabinet-rank:

White House Chief of Staff

Environmental Protection Agency

Office of Management & Budget

United States Trade Representative

United States Mission to the United Nations

Council of Economic Advisers

Small Business Administration

Then there were all those controversial Czars which Obama denied were czars.

“Green Jobs Czar” ————- “Diversity Czar”

“Car Czar” ————————- “Cyber Czar”

“Intelligence Czar” ————– “Regulatory Czar”

“Safe Schools Czar” ————- “Border Czar”

“Science Czar” ——————— “Climate Czar”

“Energy Czar” ——————— “Afghanistan-Pakistan Czar”

“Pay Czar” ————————–  “Health Czar”

“Homeland Security Czar” or “Drones Czar”

“AIDS Czar” ————————- “Manufacturing Czar”

“Weapons Czar” ——————– “WMD Czar”

“California Water Czar” ——— “Asian Carp Czar”

“Great Lakes Czar” ————— “Information Czar”

“Technology Czar” —————– “Auto Recovery Czar”

“Drug Czar” ————————–  “Domestic Violence Czar”

“Urban Affairs Czar” ————– “Gitmo Czar”

“Mideast Czar” ———————- “Iran Czar”

“Stimulus Accountability Czar”

What’s missing? I know, how about a “Hope Czar” – Ambassador of Hope?

Oh but the Obama administration pushed back on using the term Czar. Maybe he just didn’t want to call them czars. Let’s hope Trump — or no other president for that matter — ever has a penchant for czars like Obama.

NYT Dismissing Hillary’s Scandal Palooza

The old, outdated Thomas Friedmanin NY Times was making a sales pitch to Trump people. (or was he saying that to try to attract some readers?) Here’s his buildup:

NYT Opinion

This is my last column until after the election, so I’d like to address the people least likely to read it: Donald Trump voters. Who knows? …/

Yes, Hillary Clinton is a flawed leader — but in the way so many presidents were. We know her flaws: She has a weakness for secrecy, occasionally fudges truths, has fawning aides and a husband who lacks discipline when it comes to moneymaking and women. But she is not indecent, and that is an important distinction. And she’s studious, has sought out people of substance on every issue and has taken the job of running for president seriously.

Read:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/02/opinion/donald-trump-voters-just-hear-me-out.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

So he called Trump indecent. You know, indecent trumps corruption for a disqualifier. The other problem is you cannot call Hillary a leader. She has lead nothing, except the path to corruption. She has actually taken responsibility for nothing, though she claimed to. And her Legacy of Lies just doesn’t stop – Bosnia to Benghazi to servers in her basement.

She is an expert at deleting things and coverups, if that is a prerequisite for president. How can anyone marginalize and minimize Hillary’s faults and corruption?

Foster Friess: op-ed on Trump

An enlightening op-ed in support of Trump. Good read.

Donald Trump’s journey of change should comfort evangelicals

History is the struggle of imperfect people to try to do the right thing

By Foster Friess – – Monday, July 18, 2016 | Washington Times

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Why are evangelicals voting for Donald Trump?

A reporter asked me if, before concluding to support Donald Trump, I grappled with the same concerns expressed to him by a principled evangelical Christian woman. She worried about the moral example Donald Trump is setting for young people.

My response: Remind your born-again friend, that all through history, God has harnessed imperfect people to fulfill His perfect will. Saul of Tarsus spent most of his life killing people whose beliefs he rejected but then became the No. 1 salesman for the loving things Jesus wanted to see happen in our fallen world. Saul definitely would have won all the incentive trips to Hawaii.

King David sent Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, off to the front lines in hopes he would be killed so David could play cozy with the guy’s wife. David, an imperfect but powerful king, stated repeatedly that he loved God’s statutes and openly acknowledged his wrong when prophet Nathan confronted him. (Check out Psalm 51). David’s unwavering faith in God, from the time he was a shepherd boy, inspired him to establish Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Joseph counseled Pharaoh and Daniel advised four nasty kings.

Did they struggle with their role and their support of these leaders? Perhaps.   […more]

Read http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/18/donald-trumps-journey-of-change/

The News Blues

What happened to when news was news instead of a campaign narrative or talking points? No more, those days are gone. Treated to a constant stream of “news” bias, it’s hard to have any confidence in their news at all, on anything. Sliced and diced in their political filters, they dispense it like candy. Public confidence in it takes a hit.

What else is gone is any hint of objectivity. Wiki Leaks purged emails on Friday and within an hour a hot and ‘salacious’ tape appeared about Trump. It was private statements from a decade ago. A Hurricane running up the East Coast and the news shifted to “breaking news” of the Trump tape. So much for real, hard news. But the hurricane coverage does take precedence over Hillary’s Wiki Leaks story. I see what they did there.

Immediately an interjection came from John Podesta saying that Russia, likely behind the hacks, could have altered the emails. But how likely is that? So Podesta has a huge problem, it appears Wiki Leaks has so much more credibility than his own candidate.

It was your candidate who scrubbed and deleted 30 thousand emails, and had the State Department altering classification codes to suit their purpose. I’d go with Wiki hands down over a forgery claim. Funny thing about credibility, when it’s gone it’s gone.

Let’s not forget the Clintons’ Decade of Decadence and Hillary’s decade of destroying women. We learned a lot in the 90’s, didn’t we? The philosophy of “is” was critical to our intellectual acumen. We learned that impeachment was an ideal but highly unlikely. Now that we know that, we don’t even much question that route for Obama. It’s so like nineties, and we’ve “Moved On”. Sometimes news is no news.

The news that comes out now is time released like a pharmaceutical. It’s waiting to go off at the right political moment. News becomes ammunition to create the right ambience when needed. Collect it like baseball cards and trade it. Like everything else that has been politicized by the Left: government, national security, medical coverage, media, and even sports followed suit. News must fit their agenda.

There was a train wreck in Hoboken last week. The train came in at about twice the speed limit and showed no sign of breaking. Well, it wasn’t pretty. Black boxes will tell the story, they hope. One apparently was not functioning. But investigators will get to the bottom of it, surely, sometime. It just shouldn’t have happened, yet it did.

Our election is shaping up a lot like that train wreck. Trump came in too fast and didn’t apply the breaks as they suggested. They weren’t prepared for the fallout. It’s not pretty, but politics and train wrecks rarely are. They are both studied for the same reason, to try to avoid future damage.

Trump is no student of politics nor of standard operating procedures. He plotted his own route. But his plan was not the usual one. It was meant to interrupt the system, and it did. It was meant to derail the establishment control. We decided that, at some point, having all the estabishement running on time, per plan, was not the most efficient system. Corruption just breeds more corruption, and corruption breeds contempt.The wreck was inevitable.

RightRing | Bullright

Colorado speaking truth to power

Exclusive — Tens of Thousands Projected to See Trump in Colorado as He Takes Lead in State over Hillary

DENVER, Colorado — Tens of thousands of people are expected to come out to see Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, over the course of two events just added to his campaign schedule on Monday in the all-important battleground state of Colorado.

Compared with Hillary Clinton, his rival and the Democratic nominee for president who has all but abandoned the state as Trump takes the lead in polling, that’s a significant amount. Clinton had trouble filling a small venue the last time she was in Colorado in early August.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/02/exclusive-tens-thousands-projected-see-donald-trump-colorado/

No matter how much pot one smokes, Hillary still doesn’t look good.

Tech libs restless in Silicon Valley

Report: Silicon Valley ‘Wants to Fix This Election’

by Joel B. Pollak26 Sep 2016 | Breitbart

The popular tech blog TechCrunch reported Monday that Silicon Valley giants are so worried about the rising prospects of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that they are scrambling to find and fund ways to encourage more people to register to vote — presumably for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

In a story titled “Tech really wants to fix this election,” TechCrunch reporter Kate Conger reports that “tech companies from Google all the way down to small startups like Sam Altman’s VotePlz, which launched a million dollar registration sweepstakes today, are trying to” boost registration.

Moreover, “although most claim to be nonpartisan,” Conger notes, “it’s clear that Donald Trump’s unusual campaign has ignited investors and pushed them to act.” She adds:

More http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/09/26/silicon-valley-report-tech-wants-fix-election/

I wonder if that also goes for other creative ways to affect the results of the election? I’m sure Google et al are on board now, doing whatever they can. How far will they go?

Cruz to back Trump…stay tuned

So weeks to go and Cruz is groaning about supporting Trump?

Ted Cruz expected to throw support to Trump

By Katie Glueck and Burgess Everett | 09/23/16 | Politico

Multiple sources close to Ted Cruz say the Texas senator is expected indicate his support for Donald Trump as soon as Friday.

It is unclear whether Cruz will say only that he is voting for the Republican nominee, as other lawmakers have done, or offer a more full-throated endorsement, but the idea of throwing any support to Trump is controversial within Cruzworld.

“If he announces he endorses, it destroys his political brand,” said someone who had worked for Cruz’s campaign.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/trump-rival-cruz-to- throw-support-to-gop-nominee-228584#ixzz4L6YZXU00

 

And that is the little box that Ted Cruz put himself in. He seems unable to get out of it…. at least until now. Will he won’t he?

And http://truthfeed.com/breaking-rumors-swirling-that-ted-cruz-will-endorse-trump-on-monday/25379/

Ted Cruz now says “I intend to keep my word”.

Former Military leaders support Trump

88 former military leaders and Generals support Trump, in a letter released.

CNN

The group, which was organized by Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow and Rear Admiral Charles Williams, praised Trump and declared that “the 2016 election affords the American people an urgently needed opportunity to make a long-overdue course correction in our national security posture and policy.”

“enemies have become emboldened, sensing weakness and irresolution in Washington … in our professional judgment, the combined effort is potentially extremely perilous.”

[in their national security letter] “As retired senior leaders of America’s military, we believe that such a change can only be made by someone who has not been deeply involved with, and substantially responsible for, the hollowing out of our military and the burgeoning threats facing our country around the world. For this reason, we support Donald Trump’s candidacy to be our next Commander-in-Chief.”

Hey hey, ho ho…DJT has got to go

What do you know, another hollow Hollywoody has an epiphany involving Trump and feels the need to tell, warn us. It’s tied to slavery, surprise. This one demanded the entirety of the piece just to reply to the hubris.

John Legend: Trump Supporters are Like People Who Allowed Slavery to Happen in 19th Century

by Daniel Nussbaum – 15 Jun 2016 | Breitbart

Musician John Legend attempted to put Donald Trump’s popularity in historical perspective in an interview Tuesday, appearing to compare those who support the presumptive GOP presidential nominee to people in the 19th century who allowed slavery to continue without realizing it was an evil practice.

“We’re in a moment now where we have a major candidate for office that is being very racist and divisive,” Legend told Variety at the publication’s TV Summit in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. “I feel the need to call that out all the time because I don’t want us to feel like it’s impossible for our nation to go back to another dark place.”

The ten-time Grammy Award winner, a staunch backer of Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, was at the event to discuss the WGN television series Underground, which centers on a group of slaves who escape a Georgia plantation via the Underground Railroad. Legend is an executive producer on the series.

“We, as a nation, can’t go back to a dark place, and it could happen if we let the wrong person into office and impose the wrong regime on this country,” Legend told Variety. “I’m sure people in the 1800s didn’t think they were evil people, but they allowed an evil institution to last for quite a long time.”

“We, as people who believe in equality and diversity and believe that every human being in this life matters, we need to be vigilant in making sure that we don’t elect leaders who are contradicting that belief,” he added.

Legend, a big fan and personal friend of President Obama, has repeatedly attacked Trump this election season with charges of racism. The musician rarely shies away from expressing his political opinions; most recently, he called on the Democrat Party to end its use of the superdelegate system in party primary elections.

Earlier this month, the singer joined Christina Aguilera and Stevie Wonder in Los Angeles for an all-star concert fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/06/15/john-legend-trump-supporters-people-allowed-slavery-happen-19th-century/

 

Is that rich, considering he gushes support for Hillary Clinton?

“We’re in a moment now where we have a major candidate for office that is being very racist and divisive”
— and Clinton is not too divisive for you? We’re having a moment.

“I feel the need to call that out all the time because I don’t want us to feel like it’s impossible for our nation to go back to another dark place.” — Hillary taking us back to that dark corrupt place doesn’t scare you? All the corrupt scandal baggage has you begging and voting for more? I “feel” the need to point out your absurd stupidity.

“We, as a nation, can’t go back to a dark place, and it could happen if we let the wrong person into office and impose the wrong regime on this country.”— Funny those are exactly the reasons why not to support Hillary.  I do like the words “imposing the wrong regime” with all we’ve been through the last 8 years under unilateral, executive action because he could not ram it through Congress. Hillary now wants the wheel.

“We, as people who believe in equality and diversity, and believe that every human being in this life matters, we need to be vigilant in making sure that we don’t elect leaders who are contradicting that belief.”

Wow that’s the gold label of bullshit. Equality, with who they pander  to? Diversity again, no diversity allowed.  Every human being in this life… while there is only one Party that stands for life now – preserving or protecting the sanctity thereof. Abortion has racked up 59 million and he is supporting the favorite candidate of the abortion industry.  Talk about leaders and politicians who contradict that life belief.

So fall back on the Trump is racist canard. Racism is the preferred freebase attack for Dems — no proof needed. When in reality if you don’t belong to a special interest group, then you don’t really exist. So they have categories for African Americans, LGBTQ, Latinos, Hiapanics, Muslims, BLM, unions, environmentalists, professional educators and provocateurs et al. If you don’t fit, you must not count. No “none of the above.”
(Oh, and stay in your lane)

Hillary doesn’t care about every human being either. She abandoned 4 Americans in Benghazi when their lives depended on it. She caused the situation they were in, then she pulled the rug out like leading sheep to slaughter. She pushed Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. She’s an Ambassador for death and destruction, gladly taking money from merchants of evil. Trump is Legend’s boogieman — Trump is the Boogieman legend.

Estabo conspiracy Party sellouts

Paul Ryan, speaker extraordinaire, after voluntarily calling Trump a textbook racist is now taking the liberty to define and outline what Trump’s pick for a VP should be. Nice guy.

Now that is chutzpah, Ryan laying out his criteria for a VP. What a bastard. He knifes you in the back and then offers to help you get a ride to the hospital, just to be a good Samaritan. Then he lectures on the Hillary scandal Trump needs to concentrate on.

His buddy, Rat Romney is still busy doing interviews calling Trump “trickle-down racism”. Some things are beyond belief even for the arrogant establishment.

I really despise both of these losers. Now we’ve had 4 more years of Obama because these two hoodwinked voters into supporting Romney/Ryan. Now they are busy running against the Republican ticket. Romney filibusters the air once again to condemn Trump.

Oh, lest I forget, both will have headline-starring roles in Democrat attack ads through the fall. Yet we are supposed to take either of them seriously? What can beat that: having the last Republican presidential nominee/candidate and his VP to supply attacks on Trump? Oh, and they were both involved in the cabal to undermine the GOP Convention.

If you are a Democrat, what could be not to like with all that? “Like Party on, dudes!”

RightRing | Bullright

Media, pols frenzy on Trump judge

What a week Repubs are having, or scratch that – what a field day Liberal media and Dems are having attacking Republicans and Trump over his judge statements.

It seemed each Republican voluntarily took a swipe at Trump’s statements. Some jumped at the opportunity. Here’s the latest partial run down.

Racism was on the menu. Paul Ryan called Trump’s remarks textbook racism.

Newt Gingrich:

“This is one of the worst mistakes Trump has made. I think it’s inexcusable,” Newt said on Fox News Sunday.

“He has every right to criticize a judge. He has every right to say certain decisions aren’t right and his attorneys can file to move the venue from the judge. But first of all this judge was born in Indiana. He is an American. Period.” [CBS]

Paul Ryan

“I think that should be absolutely disavowed,” adding that it was a “textbook example of a racist comment.”

“I do absolutely disavow those comments,” he said. “I’m not going to defend these kind of comments because they’re indefensible.” .. I think it’s “absolutely unacceptable.” [CBS]

So now Ryan insinuated Donald Trump is a textbook racist because he made statements questioning the bias of the judge, Questioning a judges bias and conflict makes you a racist.

Friday Ryan: “Look, the comment about the judge the other day just was out of left field for my mind. It’s reasoning I don’t relate to. I completely disagree with the thinking behind that. And so, he clearly says and does things I don’t agree with, and I’ve had to speak up from time to time when that has occurred, and I’ll continue to do that if it’s necessary. I hope it’s not.”

How about Ryan’s reasoning that we cannot relate to, like the Omnibus package?

Erick Erickson

“The attacks are racist. To claim someone is unable to objectively and professionally perform his job because of his race is racism, and damn the GOP for its unwillingness to speak up on this. The party of Lincoln intends to circle the wagons around a racist. Damn them for that.”

Joe Scarborough

“It’s completely racist. They can’t be morally outraged this week when they knew what he was doing last week.”

Kasich

“Attacking judges based on their race &/or religion is another tactic that divides our country. More importantly, it is flat out wrong.”

Sen Susan Collins

“His statement that Judge Curiel could not rule fairly because of his Mexican heritage does not represent our American values. Mr. Trump’s comments demonstrate both a lack of respect for the judicial system and the principle of separation of powers.”

Source: Politico

Mitch is busy comparing Trump to Goldwater, who he had no love for.

Mitch McConnell:

“In interviews on tour promoting his book, McConnell has said the election will be a choice “between two very unpopular candidates” and that he worries Trump could permanently alienate Latino voters from the GOP in the same way that Goldwater caused black voters to bolt from the party. He has also begun making the case that a Republican Senate could serve as a check on Trump and prevent him from abusing power or doing any real damage to the country.” — the Atlantic.

Not bad tap dancing for someone who voted for LBJ and who now tells people, like Trump, to stop attacking others. He’s one of the chief attackers in his tactically sly way.

Lindsey Graham, who only knows what can come from the Graham Cracker that was just looking for an “exit ramp”.

“This is the most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy,” — Graham told the NYT. [CBS]

Michael Reagan:

Marco Rubio:

“It’s offensive — he should stop saying it,. …He’s wrong. The judge is an American.” [CBS]

And to the bigmouth Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell: we have been forced to chew on and digest his statement now for 8 years and listen to it used in every issue, by media and Democrats. (it’s gotten more mileage than Mitt Romney’s dog on the roof of his station wagon.)

“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

Thanks for that, Mitch. But how come you did not take to the air and defend that comment and correct the record about it? You let it hang out for everyone else to eat and defend. I’ll pass on the Sen Bob Corker comments, just because.

One more for the road. Pundit SE Cupp took to CNN on Tuesday, condemning Trump, by telling viewers Trump was “Mounting a campaign for white nationalists.

And now the Liberal media widely reports many Republicans are wondering if they can support Trump going forward. ER What a generous group of self-serving politicos.

French vs. French on Trump

What did David French say before about a Trump nomination?

Was that a French kiss for Trump?

Fast forward, I wonder if anyone informed the brilliant Mr French that many Americans might have some reservations about voting for someone named French for President? But I admit that is still an unproven theory.

That’s right, the Iggy is still here. Just taking a break from mucking out the stalls.

H/T BizPac Review

The Ignorance of reality on Trump

Hi everyone, Iggy Bliss at your service. I’m sorry I have been so busy with everything Trump that I haven’t been able to update you all on my blissful animal farm adventures.

Now that Trump is our presumptive nominee, I haven’t felt the need to purge my intellect further. Sure, there are those who are still calling us ignorant, stupid people and blissfully so. There seems to be a growing pride in that since…. well, we are WINNING!.

Anyway, not to rub it into my betters and intellectual superiors, but Trump has resonated now like no other with people across a spectrum. From low income to high income, from so-called uneducated to educated. Whether it is on jobs and the economy or terrorism.

But yes, we are still considered the blissfully ignorant ones, equivocated to barnyard animals and evolutionary primates. Do we see a little irony in that yet? If not, just wait it is crystallizing along the Trump Train tracks.

Not that I, the great Iggy, is bragging. I don’t take any comfort in saying I told you so. Who wants, or needs, to rub it in that we have a government and an establishment elite that hardly anyone on both sides of the isle trusts. But that is the central problem or symptom today… not the means to gaining control of it.

I have to catch up on events because so much has happened since I spoke you last. Now Paul Ryan and Trump have met and Ryan still withholds his support. Well, to each his own I guess. What is more interesting, for the unpopular speaker of the House, is the lack of criticism of him from the Never Trump crowd. Wait, weren’t they months ago complaining about Cryin’ Ryan’s failings? Now they are silent on Ryan and that other guy he was hooked up with, Romney.

I thought Romney was the anathema to the conservative movement? Call me stupid, but no, he has been scheming with Never Trumpers about running a third Party candidate. Strange bedfellows, indeed. But Mark Cuban — really? And they all call me blissfully ignorant? I can’t even find any barnyard animals with any love for Romney. Seems the enemy of their enemy is their friend.

So this is me, Iggy, rubbing your Never-Trump noses in the venomous saliva of two-time loser, Mitt-the pussycat-Romney. Meow! I hope you all enjoy your lustful affair.

Romney has now said he is done trying to recruit a 3rd candidate. That doesn’t mean he has changed his position on the matter, just that he will not actively recruit a candidate. How big of him. Still, I heard no criticism about him from those who were eager to jump in bed with him. What does that make you Never Trumpers, prostitutes? I think so. The Iggy may still seem ignorant but he is not the one aligning with a two-time estabo loser.

Iggy Bliss signing off, hoping all your Never Trump hallucinations are happy ones.
We’ll leave the light on for you at a Motel 6.

Captain Iggy Bliss ©

Donald Trump, unifier in chief

Can D. J. Trump unify the Republican Party?(sigh) That seems a lot to ask of Trump.

Trump is not the one who blew up and fractured the Party. He is not the one with a legacy of distrust. Now Party leaders and the press hoist it all on his shoulders to unify the Republican Party. And they are making that his litmus test: If he cannot do that, then how can he do anything and how can we win?

Then we have Ryan grandstanding while acting like the godfather of the Party. Ryan is so concerned about the fractured state of the Party when he has been an active participant. Ryan and Romney lost in 2012 and yet here they are as the stalwart flailing curators of the Republican sideshow it has become. Exhibit A for failure.

Yet along comes Trump to ascend as the presumptive nominee and they grill him on what he is going to do to heal the Party? Surreal. If they were looking for a good scapegoat to their own failings, then they believe they found the perfect specimen.

After all, Trump is being blamed or accused of causing everything from dysfunction in Washington to our struggle with Islamic radicals and terrorism, to Republican Party failures. He is blamed for the failures of press and media to do their jobs. He single-handedly is the excuse for everything. A nuclear explosion in North Korea would be his fault. How much else can they hang on one person — an outsider, non-politician at that?

We now have the most divisive administration in modern times, and Hillary has been a big factor in it. Yet Trump is supposed to lead the entire free world in a chorus of Kumbaya — “come by here”. So much to demand of Trump, isn’t it? Well, that’s the game. The higher they can set those expectations, the better the chances he cannot meet them.

Meanwhile, what is expected or demanded of Hillary-Rotten-Clinton? Oh, that she not be indicted in a current administration that seems to have no will to prosecute her anyway. Really, what is her mission? Her agenda is the same as Obama’s — to destroy America under a ruse of hope and change — and continue that to its natural conclusion.

Everyone, including Republican estabo insiders, is setting Trump up for failure. As long as no responsibility for the current condition of catastrophe points back at them.

So if you thought Benghazi, servergate, ISIS and terrorism, or the scandals of Obama and Clinton mattered, you’d be wrong. What matters is can Trump unify and solve all the genetic problems the illustrious insiders have caused? It is repulsive and revolting.

The estabos’ feud, bitch and grudge match is now with the voters — not just Trump.

RightRing | Bullright

Trump’s operational tactics explained

Maybe not completely but here is an outline in sort of fighter pilot jargon.

Okay, so what is a loop and how does it benefit Trump? This is from Politico Magazine. I think he described it nicely.

The Fighter-Jock Doctrine That Explains Why Trump Is Winning

It’s called the OODA loop, and it keeps him ahead of everyone.

By Jack Shafer – March 23, 2016 | Politico Magazine

Who was the first candidate for president to comment on the Brussels bombing Tuesday? Who issued the most assertive, saber-rattling denunciations on the morning shows, making the rest of the field look timid? Of course, Mr. First was Donald Trump, whose verbal fleetness and willingness to talk to almost any reporter at almost any time of the day about almost any topic have made him the pacesetter this election year.

According to MSNBC, Hillary Clinton declined interview requests yesterday “until she saw that Trump was calling in to morning news shows,” and then went on the air to criticize him, although not by name. By diving in so late, Clinton was reduced to replowing a field that Trump had already turned. Like the Republican candidates before her, Clinton was already caught inside Trump’s OODA loop.

OODA loop? What’s that? I had never heard of the OODA loop until Wednesday morning, when one of my editors, Blake Hounshell, introduced me to the concept.

Who before Trump convinced TV hosts to accept lengthy phone-ins from a candidate? […/]

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/donald-trump-2016-fighter-jock-213761
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Hillary can’t catch up to Trump. Of course she couldn’t, whether she’d even try.

That was a big part of Romney’s problem, he just didn’t have the skill to actively respond. Often he calculated and ended up in the next news cycle before he did. And even then it was filtered through advisers and staff. It was a bureaucratic approach to a personalized message. And Hillary, we know how she functions — never mind the scripted code.

Twofer on election challenges

May as well just throw a couple articles out there. The first one is a dripping post from Red State railing against Trump as the nominee. If you have time and energy, I recommend seeing both of them. Who knows, you might enjoy.

As we are seeing unfold, people are imagining any means possible to deny or stop Trump. One Representative even said on a radio show that the only way to stop Donald Trump is a “head shot”. Well, desperation calls for desperate measures.

Now along comes the third party challenge. They believe they can Perot him. The second article (here) floats the idea of running or using Rick Perry to defeat Trump on a 3rd party challenge, even ending in a decision by the House of Representatives. I have a feeling the people would be really satisfied with that one.

I mean if the Chaos in Cleveland was not bad enough, why not open the general election decision to the House of Representatives to really calm people’s fears and restore confidence? We still haven’t lived down Bush vs. Gore. If they think that process would work, and Hillary wouldn’t find some way to benefit from it, then maybe they ought to take her and Democrats more seriously.

The media attention shifted its collective attention to Trump’s words that depriving him the nomination could potentially cause riots at the convention. How many times do people use such speech to serve a useful purpose? Not here. They are having fun spinning that one. While at the same time another Democrat front group is threatening mass protests and civil disobedience in DC. Nothing is wrong with that and no one seems at all concerned about what that will cause. Translation: riot to “save our Democracy” sounds like an interesting concept. Call it “Democracy Spring.”

Drop out and turn on. (Remember that was an old sixties cliche) Once again, people are threatening never trump and no way will they support him. Not voting would even be justified. Well, we were chastised that we had to support the last 2 establishment picks for president. Now their own righteous establishment position is “no way” will they vote for Trump. They point to how many people are unsatisfied with Trump as the nominee. Never mind how many people were not satisfied with McCain or Romney. But now the noble position is Never Trump. What hypocritical bastards.

Lastly, it looks like anything will be fundraising fodder, from Move On and the Left to the RNC estabos. And just blame Trump for the whole mess. Sound like a plan? Sort of puts them all on the same page.

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Convention Chaos in Cleveland

In researching the subject of the ballyhooed convention debacle, I was looking at the Repblican Convention.org site. Here is an excerpt.

“Talk of a brokered or contested convention is fast gaining popularity these days owing to the remarkably good performances of Donald Trump in the Republican primaries. The prospect of the businessman winning the Republican presidential nomination has spooked the Republican orthodoxy, leading to a strategic rethink on alternative solutions to prevent his nomination.

Even 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was roped in to assist in dampening Trump’s momentum.

A brokered or contested GOP convention would be the single largest political event in television and internet history. Reporters, media outlets and political junkies would probably trade their soul just to see it happen in their lifetime. It is worth noting though that discussions about a contested or brokered convention have in fact been circulating since December 2015, before the primary process even begun!

It is also worth pointing out that, contrary to popular belief, brokered and contested conventions are actually two different things; the former actually refers to backroom deals and negotiations involving senior party figures, while the latter entails delegates voting at the convention.”

Speaking of the resurfacing of Mitt Romney in cahoots with the RNC over the matter:
Mitt Romney Not Conservative — Donald J Trump (video)

Now carefully consider the descriptive words above and the impact. With all the TV coverage and popularity in this primary — namely on the Republican side along with medias’ interest — it is worth noting how much interest they have in a contested or brokered convention. Call it an investment.

They naturally would be all for it or “all in,” as they like to say. Even while that creates a diversion from Hillary’s emailgate and Benghazigate myriad of investigations or possible indictment of the frontrunner. It’s a great story for media.

So that puts the media, the RNC and much of the Left(including the Left media) all on the same agenda page. There is no interest among them in avoiding chaos and turmoil. Quite the contrary, they have a vested interest in creating it. And in the end, it’s good TV. So who are the reality TV freaks here, really? Sleepless in Seattle meet Chaos in Clevelend, coming to flat screens near you.

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Fair is not fair – rhetoric or otherwise

John Kasich said that Donald Trump has created “a toxic environment.” So Trump is to blame, apparently, for these protests and large group that shut down a rally in Chicago.

Now I know people appreciate Kasich for his record and success, and so do I, but I have to take issue with his statements. Let’s put the blame where it lies, can we?

Trump is not an isolated factor nor the cause of everyone’s opinions. He is not the cause of the anger, it predates his run by far. What has failed us is our Party and leaders. To ignore the cause of this movement, the anger and disgust is to dismiss the purpose. Many people try to ignore and dismiss the purpose of this.

In Chicago, a protest organizer explained that, after they positioned themselves all around the venue, their goal was “for Donald to take the stage and to completely interrupt him. The plan is to shut Donald Trump all the way down.” Now is that perfectly clear?

Then Kasich’s spokesperson came out, also condemning Trump, but saying we understand the reason people are mad as heck and he[John] understands that anger. Does he really? He seems to dismiss the voices of masses so easily, but put some blame where it belongs — with politicians and the establishment status quo.

How come when someone surges like that on the uber-Left everyone celebrates them, they gush praises on them? But on the right, they rush to condemn them. Why is that?

Rubio says he doesn’t know if he could support the nominee if it was Trump. “I don’t know.” He believes trump would shatter and fracture the [party] movement, as the nominee. Again, what has fractured and shattered the right has been the establishment politics as usual. Only insiders or estabo hacks could claim that… because it already is.

Cruz said the “responsibility for any campaign begins and ends at the top.” Maybe for others, not considering camp Cruz’s dirty tricks applied in Iowa. Cruz implies that if we just talk a certain way and act a certain way — like him — and have a dialogue, it eliminates problems like the Chicago protests. Please, is this really Ted’s understanding and knowledge of the Left?

Their Marxist purpose is to shut popular voices on the right down. It is not about dialogues or reasoning with them. All these front groups on the left operate the same way, or in concert with one another.But their objective is to stifle opposition to themselves any way they can. All of us should appeal to civility or appeal to our “better angels,” Cruz said.

Carly Fiorina said Trump “has taken advantage of [people’s] anger and frustration.” Blind are leading the blind. When she was talking about people’s anger that was different. Was she extorting that and her female credentials? Now just blame Trump for having given voice to the exact issues GOPe wanted to bury.

Obama, for the second time in a week, took his time to delve into politics namely on the right, in his roadshow tour. He said:

(Wa Po“)What is happening in this primary is just a distillation of what’s been happening inside their party for more than a decade. I mean, the reason that many of their voters are responding is because this is what’s been fed through the messages they’ve been sending for a long time — that you just make flat assertions that don’t comport with the facts. That you just deny the evidence of science. That compromise is a betrayal. That the other side isn’t simply wrong, or we just disagree, we want to take a different approach, but the other side is destroying the country, or treasonous. I mean, that’s — look it up. That’s what they’ve been saying.”

He went on to add that there are “thoughtful conservatives” out there — read who agree with him — that care about poverty, climate change, don’t insult people, who are concerned about what is going on. Well, everyone is concerned, supposedly, one way or another. But more of the same is not exactly the answer to any of it, or what they are asking for.

Then Obama said:

“We’ve got a debate inside the other party that is fantasy and schoolyard taunts and selling stuff like it’s the Home Shopping Network,” he joked.

“Now, the truth is, what they really mean is their reaction to me was crazy and now it has gotten out of hand. But that’s different. I didn’t cause the reaction. The reaction is something that they have to take responsibility for and then figure out how do we make an adjustment.”

We are being bamboozled people. This is the way the left operates and made to order for the party of Alinsky radicals. I’m not saying we are playing into their hands. Heaven knows they are going to do and act this way no matter what. I’m saying Trump presented them with an ideal opportunity for their tactics. Maybe this is one of the ways Carson can help Trump, by knowing and understanding their exact tactics.

What they have done is use Trump to personalize their attacks to broad brush the whole conservative country. Trump gives them a personal target. This is what they’ve always done. So while Ted Cruz rails about the Washington Cartel, that’s fine. But we also have to focus on left-wing fascism, too. Let’s not look at Trump as the problem when, in fact, he has been one person to speak out about the problems. So naturally he would be a target of theirs.They want to destroy anyone and anything that gets in their way. Why should it surprise us?

Give me a break though, as everyone comes along to say “we know people are angry…” blah, blah and it is justified. Well, if they do know, then why do they face off with and criticize the people for taking action? In fact, they tell us they understand it that they too are angry. Really, what are they doing?

Maybe Trump is getting the hang of it and understands this radical dynamic of the Marxist Left. He has taken to pointing to the protestors as Bernie’s people, and indeed many were Bernie people in Chicago’s protest. He calls them out and personalizes who they are.

Hillary could not pass the opportunity to say “When you play with matches, you could start a fire you cannot control.” Let’s talk about playing with matches and starting a fire you can’t control sometime. It’s a long conversation.

Bernie continues to say Trump stokes anger while his campaign throws the “revolution” around loosely. Now considering Bernie’s chances against Hillary, what happens when he loses and when everyone does not get their totally free college education? Talk about stoking people’s anxieties, anger and expectations. What are those people going to do? You and I both probably have a good idea what they are going to do.

Now have you ever seen a candidate or someone take as much incoming attacks and criticism as Trump, especially from powerful places and the media? And it keeps coming.

Jekyll Island redux. A group of top Republican establishment, operatives and donors organize a meeting to take out Trump. Of, course the strange thing is it is not in secret, they are right out in the open about it. Jeb Bush has a private meeting with Kasich, Cruz, Rubio strategizing a take down before the debate.

I’ve already talked about Mitt Romney fiasco, also scheming behind the scenes. Then there is the matter where Republicans or Trump critics cannot oppose protests or Romney attacks because both comports with their own opposition. What kind of Party?

MSNBC has been reading motives into Trump all along, like racism. Other media jumped on to condemn Trump for what happened in Chicago. Glenn Beck a week ago referred to Trump supporters as Nazis and brownshirts. Talk about doing the Left’s work for them. Then another news broadcast said the rallies are WWE-type events where Trump incites and promotes violence. Two weeks ago, and still, they were stuck on a KKK message trying to tie Trump to racism. Is there anything they haven’t thrown at Trump? Not much.

“Imagine what Trump would say if he had a record like this – [his]?” Just imagine.
Barry, just imagine if you had half of your records (in question) thrown at you?

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