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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

How Trump stole Walker's lunch money



When Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race on Monday, I was happy. I originally endorsed him, but his campaign lacked energy. He is a poor communicator who seemed to be running for a third term as governor of Wisconsin instead of president.. I switched to Carly Fiorina. She is scrappy and in touch with voters.


Walker's people are bemoaning that Donald Trump has done in another good governor, as somehow Rick Perry's departure is all Trump's fault. Many Republicans are sounding like whine buckets as their first round draft choices are turning into Cleveland Browns quarterbacks.

Which brings me to this odd headline in the Washington Examiner: "Top Santorum aide: Trump has 'stolen something' from every candidate."

Santorum's campaign manager, John Brabender, said: "Trump has stolen something from almost every candidate who has hurt him and helped himself."

Yes he has stolen something from every candidate. They are called voters. He has stolen them by understanding the concerns of voters -- No. 1 being the border.

Walker's main issue was breaking the federal employees unions.

Sigh.

Then there is Jeb! who believes he can outpander the Democratic Party. In his book, Bush said his wife being Hispanic shaped his immigration policy. Trump mocked that.

Given the choice between a Democrat and a Democrat-Lite, voters will go with the Democrat.

The Family Bush learned that in 1992. Apparently, Jeb! did not get the memo.

Yes, Trump is mean and nasty. So are the Democrats. If you cannot beat Trump, you cannot beat the Democrats so why nominate you.

Governor Walker's departure should be followed by exits from Christie, and Jindal. The others polling under 5% are just in the race to raise money: Huckabee, Santorum, Graham, and Paul. Presidential losers is a multi-million-dollar industry. The Bunny Mellons of the world give no matter what.

Walker tried, failed, and will move on. There are 15 candidates running. Biggest beneficiary of Walker's departure is John Kasich. We shall see what he does with that.

Meanwhile, Trump chugs on. He is connecting with voters. His fellow candidates might try doing that.

12 comments:

  1. Don: Trump has stolen the limelight, not necessarily the voters from the others. Not one vote has been cast for the R nomination. Long way to go before that happens. Remember, Ross Perot once led Bush Sr. and Clinton in the polls. Thus, we currently have Trump's style winning out over substance. That forces a so-far reasoned Ben Carson to attempt to one-up Trump in the showmanship category with his Islam quote and now he is backpedaling big time. That is too bad cause he - and Fiorina - are beginning to slowly close the gap with Trump by discussing issues with substance answers, not hollering sound bites into a microphone.

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  2. Don: What do you think about Carly's comment that she is OK with a Moslem President?

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    1. He'll just throw at you some political correctness - just as Carly did when asked if a sharia fan could be president. She should at least have said, "Not for another 50 years."

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  3. obama's reign shows why you should not elect a muslim president. Look how much damage a muslim sympathizer can do.

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    1. NO, he is a mooslime president. We have already had one, and that was one too many.

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  4. "Many Republicans are sounding like whine buckets as their first round draft choices are turning into Cleveland Browns quarterbacks." Ouch. You got me there.

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  5. I dunno, Don. Gov. Kasich is a good man, but not mean and nasty. When he took over in 2011 we were running an 8 billion dollar deficit in Ohio, thanks to rat bastard commie Ted Strickland. Kasich cut taxes, balanced the budget, and slashed bureaucracy. Ohio is currently running a surplus, socking money away in a rainy day fund, and business is booming.

    Like I said, good man, but if being mean and nasty as Trump is what it takes he is not our guy.

    Personally I prefer someone like Kasich. He is more like Reagan who could make an opponent look like a fool and what's more, LIKE Reagan! I believe character and integrity are still the most important qualities in a POTUS.

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    1. My sister really digs Kasich and his ad about his parents in 2014 blew me away. Gonna have to work harder

      I remember Strickland from my Parkersburg days. He was too left then, too left now. Pissed Bob Evans off for some reason

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  6. As I understand it, Walker lost control of his campaign finances, finally running out of money. Still, if he couldn't figure a way to generate some appeal to the voters and get himself out from under Trump's shadow, well, you have to wonder how he'd deal with the mullahs from the Oval Office. Not too well, apparently. I supported Walker from the days of his struggles with the fanatical Leftists in Wisconsin, although I was also drawn to Fiorina soon after she appeared on the scene, so I've got one horse still in the derby.

    As for Rubio, whom you've mentioned once or twice before, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. He was on Fox today, talking to Bret Baier, and offering his apologies for the Senate Majority leader and the Republican Establishment: oh, woe is me, they couldn't do anything they promised the voters in 2014 because the Rethuglicans don't occupy the White House...and they won't be able to deliver on any of their campaign promises until they control the Oval Office AND both Houses of Congresses. Oh give me a break, Rubio. You guys promised some action to get our votes last November; now shut up and deliver...or else. As for Rubio's plan to reform higher education: it's stupid, Stupid, STUPID! It is more of the same and will make things worse before it ever makes things better. Go away sonny, until you wear long pants.

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    1. When the issue of the President's agreement with Iran over its nuclear program came up, the Fox TV audience was treated to another example of Rubio's political cowardice. He seems perfectly content to accept the connivance between establishment Republicans and the President to get the deal done by turning the US Constitution on its head, by which a Congressional vote on whether to block the agreement was substituted for a 2/3rds vote by the US Senate to accept it. The only blessing is that the agreement is not a formal treaty because it never received Senate approval, and accordingly the next president, if he wishes, can use an executive order to void the Iran agreement the day after s/he takes office in 2017.

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    2. Today, the 23rd, Ted Cruz on Politico channels the nasty comments I wrote here yesterday, the 22nd, about the cowardly Republican Party leadership. The Establishment Republicans haven't just surrendered to the Democrats, they are collaborating with them in order to sell out Conservatives.

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  7. Carly FiredRINO was the biggest benefactor of Walkers running away. She picks up 19% according to PPP. That's a big gain for her, something like 46 votes! #2 was split between the Cruz Missle and Trump.
    I like Cruz and want to see him win. For now though, I am going with the antiestablishmentarian. Any thing that sends Jebito to the bush leagues and Gives the chamber of communists heart burn is fine with me. I want my country back! The dem lites we elected in 2010 and 2014 are NOT delivering the goods they promised. Time to stuff them in a garbage can and send it to the dump. Figuratively, I am not wanting mafia hits on exceptionally stupid politicks.

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