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Friday, February 26, 2016

The time to stop Trump was after the 2014 election

On Thursday night, CNN hosted another Republican presidential primary debate. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio tag-teamed Donald Trump. They failed. This morning the anti-Trump crowd said all four should have gone after him.

Sure. Do it. If Yosemite Sam, Marvin the Martian, the Tasmanian Devil and Elmer Fudd gang up on Bugs Bunny, my money is still on the rabbit.






The Republican Establishment blew their chance to stop Donald Trump by a year. Let me explain.

In the 2014 election, Republican voters gave their party 247 seats in the House -- the most in a century! A century -- and a 54-46 majority in the Senate. West Virginia elected its first Republican U.S. senator in 56 years.

And what did the Republican rank-and-file get out of the deal?

Not a damn thing.

Not one.

Led by John Boehner and Paul Ryan, the House became the political arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Senate under Mitch McConnell became Wall Street South. We got nothing. They refused to stand up to our Marxist president and his Cabinet of Fools and Tools. Instead, they laugh at their voters.

That senator West Virginia elected? She might as well be Joe Manchin's Republican sister from another mister.

In walked The Donald in June to run for president. He led the rebellion, and he seems well on his way to win the nomination.

So now the party is in a panic on how to stop Trump.

Here is the only way: Build a Time Machine and go back to January 3, 2015, when this Congress began. And then do all the things your constituents want: Defund Planned Parenthood, Repeal Obamacare, Block The Import-Export Bank, Make The Iranian Deal Require Ratification By Two-Thirds Of The Senate...

Make Obama use that veto pen until he runs out of ink.

Otherwise, Trump is your nominee.

24 comments:

  1. I think you have something there, sir.

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  2. Not a great many positive initiatives could have been accomplished, but the GOP could at least have refused to countenance appropriating funds for various projects and allowed the Export-Import Bank to expire. They could not even manage that. McConnell even allowed the full restoration of the filibuster, a stupid practice which is just a tool for Capitol Hill gamesmanship.

    Voting for Trump in response to this is breaking the China. Voting for Cruz would be a more constructive response. The reason one might vote for Trump is that he's been willing to make immigration enforcement an issue (contra the preferences of McConnell, Ryan, Donohue, et al).

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    1. To every thing there is a season. I like Cruz, but it's time to break the damn China.

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    2. "The reason one might vote for Trump is that he's been willing to make immigration enforcement an issue"

      That is precisely why one should vote for Trump over Cruz.

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  3. Minor point: It's "Marvin the Martian".

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    1. Thanks. I shall fix. No such thing as a minor part. Melvin the Meltian, Marvin the Martian :)

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    2. Thanks. I shall fix. No such thing as a minor point. Melvin the Meltian, Marvin the Martian :)

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  4. I agree 100 per cent. The Donald may not be the best President, but he'll certainly be an interesting President. - Elric

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  5. Absolutely on target! If the Republicans had fought Barack Obama like they're fighting Donald Trump, they wouldn't be in a position to have to fight Donald Trump.

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  6. At some point well before he takes on Hillary, Trump is going to run out of bluster. He needs to start cracking the books to put some substance behind his brash insults. Can Donald read? I hope so, because in debates on substance there's every chance he'll make a fool of himself in front of a national audience. The Dems are counting on that.

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    1. Maybe and maybe not, but you're assuming that the public is well-read and will care about doctrinal errors.

      Reagan got away with quite a few factual mistakes because his overall themes resonated.

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    2. Maybe and maybe not, but you're assuming that the public is well-read and will care about doctrinal errors.

      Reagan got away with quite a few factual mistakes because his overall themes resonated.

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    3. Not only are the voters ill-equipped to know the truth, neither hillary nor bernie has a CLUE!!! Donald can stand up to either of them... he has the truth and a love for the USA... not the USSA... on his side... and I think he has God on his side as well!!!

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  7. Don, I highly recommend the blog of a friend of mine. She's a bit outspoken and vulgar, but she is also quite frequently on target with a full bomb bay. Check her out.
    http://thelibertyzone.com/
    This one especially:
    http://thelibertyzone.com/2016/02/24/dear-establishment-i-blame-you/

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  8. What should I have done differently in 2014 that would have prevented Trump? My (R) candidates for both the House and the Senate lost in the primary. Then the (R) candidates for House and Senate lost in the general. I fail to see what I could have done differently in 2014 to have prevented things coming to this point.

    It seems to me that a common Trump supporter's view is this: 'It became necessary to destroy the town to save it'. If it is all the same to you, I'd rather not be a "civilian casualty", thank-you very much.

    (A one-time Bobby Jindal supporter.)

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    1. Nothing you could have done, but the point is that those Republicans who WERE elected to office were in a position to prevent this.

      Alluding to yourself, in this context, is kind of a red herring.

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    2. So we're going to remove a party that has ignored my views and replace it with a party that ignores my views. You'll have to pardon me if I fail to be happy about it.

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    3. Hal... get with it here.... The Dems are destroying our country... and, because they fail to adhere to their own platform, the Reps are helping the Dems!! Trump is more of a TRUE Rep than any of the others (except maybe Carson who, unfortunately doesn't have a chance of beating either Dem). Trump is our LAST BEST HOPE!!

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    4. I suppose that at this point, the last best hope I have is that I live to be old enough to see the recovery.

      Good job GOP voters, you could have had Jindal.

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    5. I suppose that at this point, the last best hope I have is that I live to be old enough to see the recovery.

      Good job GOP voters, you could have had Jindal.

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  9. Honestly, you can burn down the kingdom to rule over the ashes, but I don't think it will matter. When you have an opposition party that has a socialist running neck-and-neck with a complete scumbag like Hillary, and they are the two most viable in their party, you have to ask if the country can be salvaged. And I really, really do wonder. It's going to be picking the dog with the least amount of fleas: as in, who's negatives are a little bit better between Trump and Hillary because both of them have terrible negative numbers. And sorry, I can not pull the lever for Donald Trump. You can give me endless shit about it if he gets the gig and does a great job.

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