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Friday, September 30, 2016

Hillary leads among college graduates earning less than $35,000 a year

The Los Angeles Times poll shows Trump up by 5.6 points (47.3% to 41.7%) as September ends.

But a reader pointed out Hillary leads in two categories.

NBC puzzled by drop in its NFL ratings

The headline at the NBC Sports online site read:
Why is TV viewership down?
The writer did not mention the national anthem until Paragraph Twelve of a fourteen-paragraph.

Unleash The Donald

The Hill had a story on Sean Hannity topping the cable news ratings among people 25-64. That's terrible news for Trump. Let me explain why.

Politfact is false on Trump again

Headline: "Donald Trump's false claim that Clinton's energy plan will cost the economy $5 trillion."

Paragraph Four: "The claim is misleading as $5 trillion refers to the cost of implementation, not the cost to the economy.  What’s more, the researcher who produced the figure told us the investment will actually help the economy."

Yes, and a Bentley Convertible won't cost me $300,000. That's just the cost of implementation.

But remember, Politfact is all about the headline and not about any facts. It's an unregistered Super PAC for Democrats.

Scholars and Writers for Trump

One hundred-plus scholars and writers have come out of the closet to support Donald John Trump for President. Many are professors who risk their professional standing as the academia in America overwhelmingly is liberal.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

NYT sour grapes Ohio after Trump leads

The New York Times made it easy today to show how dumb its editors are.

I begin with this headline in the New York Times on July 5: "Donald Trump Finds Himself Playing Catch-Up in All-Important Ohio."

She really is Miss Piggy

The media masturbation over Donald Trump calling a Miss Universe who gained weight "Miss Piggy" is a delight, because it shows how biased and prissy journalists are.

Tweet of the day

This is a Flight 93 election.

InstaPundit suspends Twitter

Twitter suspended Glenn Reynolds of InstaPundit fame over a sarcastic tweet. The suspension carried over into a threat ogf his day job as a law professor. Public pressure forced Twitter to rescind the suspension, but now Professor Reynolds is suspending Twitter.

Why they cover Trump

The New Yorker, which has been covering Donald Trump for forty years now, just cannot get enough of him. Writer Margaret Talbot now blames Trump for the media's obsession with Trump. She's right but for a reason she probably does not understand.

NBC: You cannot accept online polls -- except ours

NBC News believes that Hillary won the debate. The fact-based universe does not matter.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tweet of the day

When you've lost Alfred E. Neuman....

To view the image easier, please click.

Fox News: No. 1 liberal news outlet

With the exception of Sean Hannity, there is not one Fox News contributor backing the conservative candidate in the 2016 presidential race. For all its bloviating over the years about the liberal bias in the mainstream media. Fox News is the No. 1 cable channel of all, including ESPN. And now Fox News is just as liberal.

I'll spare you the $47,434 in tuition at Brown this year

Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs paid Twitter money to promote a link to its "Watson Institute Faculty Respond to the First Presidential Debate."

Tuition at Brown is $47,434. Reading their comments tells you all you need to know about Brown.

Think like Trump

So the Fox News All-Stars thought Trump lost the first debate. When have they been right? Certainly not in this election. To get the election right, you have to go elsewhere.

What you endorse when you endorse Hillary

The social justice warriors at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix screwed the pooch and endorsed Hillary Clinton, flipping another conservative newspaper into the liberal column. The newspaper had not endorsed a Democrat for president in its previous 126 years.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tweet of the day

Minnesota is a toss-up

The last Republican to take Minnesota in a presidential race was Richard Nixon 44 years ago, in 1972.

Real Clear Politics just moved it from "leans Clinton" to toss-up as her lead in the polls dropped to within the margin of error.

What Trump won last night

This post on what Trump won last night can be summed up in one word.

West Virginia v. EPA

While Democratic Party state attorneys general go after scientists who dare doubt global warming, Republican state attorneys general are going after the EPA for trying to regulate carbon dioxide, a nutrient that Congress never authorized the EPA to regulate.

Today, the District Court in DC heard the case, styled as West Virginia v. EPA. In all, 27 states are behind the suit.

35th Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

Readers love "Trump the Press," and I love readers who post reviews at Amazon.

Trump won -- bigly

Trump looked presidential. Clinton looked like a blond Lucille Ball. "The Lucy Show" Lucy -- when she was playing out the string.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Canadian liberals use Trump to raise money

Canada's Justin Trudeau, the Jeb of the North, is using the rise of Donald Trump to raise money for his political party.

34th Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

Another satisfied customer speaks out.

Graph of the day

Bill Maher dumps on Hillary

Bil Maher still has a TV show 15 years after praising the the bravery of the 9/11 attackers. And the corporate media wonders why we turn to patriotism and rebuke their globalism.

Nine things you need to know about tonight's debate

Televised debates decide presidencies. Not every election, but they do and they will this time. As this election is a referendum on Trump -- masterly engineered by him, by the way -- he only has to win one of the three debates to win the presidency.

Black privilege

Gabrielle Union, 43, an actress worth $12 million (and married to basketball player Dwayne Wade, 34, worth $100 million) wants to talk to Amy Schumer, 35, a comedian worth $1 million, and Kate Upton, 24, worth $20 million, about white privilege.

Given their ages and millionaire status, I would say they all have privilege.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Clinton signs are safe

The quote of the day may be in a story in the Berks-Mont News in Pottstown, Pennsylvania -- "Early vandalism of Trump signs a signal of divisive campaign." Of course the headline blames the victim for Democratic Party vandalism.

"But isn’t that what a debater is supposed to do?"

ABC News anchor/Clinton spokesman George Stephanopoulos had a debate this morning between Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and Clinton's Robby Mook. Obviously Conway one, or else I would not be writing about it. This is a Pro-Trump blog.

Clinton: Goodbye Columbus

A month ago, Clinton road high in Ohio with an outside-the-margin-of-error lead over Trump in the Real Clear Politics average of polls. Nate Silver gave her a 77 percent chance of taking Ohio.

Today, CNN reported Clinton has ceded Ohio to Trump, even though Trump has only inched slightly higher than her in the polls to an average lead of 1.8 points. Silver now gives Trump a 61 percent chance.

Virtue signaling in Dallas

Howard Stern once said of ratings that he always felt bad when his dropped because he had made the job that much harder for the ad salesmen.

I wonder if the editorial board of the Dallas Morning News feels any shame over the albatross it tied around the necks of its advertising and circulation departments by endorsing Hillary -- reversing seventy-five years of credibility as a voice of conservatives.

Is EPA right about carbon dioxide?

As everyone knows, this blog does science the way the Browns play football, nevertheless, a reader sent me a link to:
On the Existence of a "Tropical Hot Spot" & The Validity of EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding
Abridged Research Report
Dr. James P. Wallace III
Dr. John R. Christy
Dr. Joseph S. D’Aleo
August 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Trump just rolled the press

So Camp Clinton thought it was clever, and invited Mark Cuban to sit in the front row of Monday's debate. Trump smiled and invited Gennifer Flowers.

Not Monica Lewinsky. Not Paula Jones. Gennifer Flowers. The first two names are familiar to today's twenty-somethings. Not Miss Flowers. So the Hill was forced to explain:
Bill Clinton testified under oath in 1998 that he had a sexual affair with Flowers.
Check and mate.

Never try to out-Trump the man.

Remember when Trump would hurt down ticket?

The one consistency in this election is the eerily long string of wrong predictions from the experts in Washington.

It's dawning on them that this is a referendum on Trump

For the past year, Donald Trump has brushed the most media-savvy president in history aside and dominated the news. When a terrorist kills or attempts to kill, my Twitter fed lights up with media types commenting on Trump's chances and Trump's statement. Never Hillary. Never Obama.

"Mostly true" when Bernie said it, "mostly false" when Trump did

The Social Justice Warriors at PolitiFact are at it again, lying like sacks of fertilizer inside the barn.

The 32nd Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

Readers continue to review "Trump the Press" on Amazon, and as is custom, I re-post them here. J. Alewyn's review is simply amazing.

I noticed a few things about the people who call me a Nazi

When they call Trump Hitler, they are calling me a Nazi because that is who supported Hitler. Indeed, the National Review was quite explicit in March when they called him "Father Fuhrer" and portrayed his supporters in rural white America (where I live) as whelping their children with all the wisdom of a stray dog. I'm tired of linking that cruddy story.

I have noticed a few things about those who call me Nazi.

A Trump fan's new video



I was the 3,866th viewer. I hope it gets millions of views. Good point. Ending is devastating.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Too clever by half

Manchin's perfect scam

Don't blame me. I voted for Raese. Twice. In 2010, and in 2012. I knew Democrat Joe Manchin could not be trusted and the EpiPen scandal proves me correct. He and his family just showed that when it comes to maximizing public power for personal use, they are at Level Clinton.

Ameriphobia

Filmmaker Joel Gilbert (Bob Dylan World Tours 1964–1974, and Dreams from My Real Father) did a short animated film, Hillary Clinton Is an Ameriphobe.


Brilliant.

Did Trump just take Pennsylvania?

Not since Harry Truman in 1948 has a Democrat won the presidency without Pennsylvania. Campaigning in Philadelphia on Thursday, Trump just may

By ordering a Philly cheesesteak.

Trump party loyalty

Donald Trump is dividing the party.

The Democratic Party, that is.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hillary spent $33 million on ads in August. Trump's odds rose from 3% to 48%

In my book, I point out that Trump and Jeb were tied in the polls at 17% in mid-July. Six months later after Jeb spent $100 million and Trump bought a Big Mac meal, Jeb was below 5% and Trump topped 35%.

Hillary learned nothing.

Press in 2016 proves Jefferson wrong

In 1787, Thomas Jefferson was our ambassador to France ("minister of France") and he wrote a letter to Edward Carrington, a representative of Virginia at the Continental Congress. Jefferson included a line that schools of journalism have embraced over the past century to show that theirs is not a trade but rather an honorable profession on par with the law, medicine, the clergy, and the military.

Queer conservative Milo to speak at WVU

Queer conservative Milo will speak at West Virginia University on November 2. Even though it is a school of "higher learning" (i.e., indoctrination), the administration likely will let him speak even though he is gay.

After all, they just opened two "gender neutral" bathrooms.

RFK supporter is for Trump

Adam Walinsky, a lawyer, was an assistant to Robert F. Kennedy at the Justice Department and the Senate from 1963 to 1968. He wrote speeches for him. Sirhan Sirhan's murder of Kennedy on the night Kennedy clinched the Democratic presidential nomination did not shatter Walkinsky's beliefs.

Which is why Walinsky will vote for Trump.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Does the Washington Post prefer Hitler over Trump?

Fearing for his corporate life -- Amazon may come under anti-trust scrutiny under President Trump -- Jeff Bezos has turned his Washington Post into the Bizzarro Post, a journalistic sewer that daily excretes increasingly toxic bilge aimed at Derailing The Donald. The result is a national embarrassment in which the leading newspaper in our capital is less dignified than a streetwalker, and less trustworthy than a Clinton.

What Hillary thought of Kaine in 2008

The real basket of deplorables

I was reading the NBC report on Trump's visit to Kenansville, North Carolina -- a town surprisingly smaller than Poca, West Virginia. One paragraph struck a nerve.

Anthony Weiner sexted 15-year-old for months

Anthony Weiner apparently likes them young, giving the husband of Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, something to share in common with Bill Clinton.

Piers Morgan on Trump and terrorism

Piers Morgan -- the bane of the Second Amendment -- agrees with the National Rifle Association's candidate for president.

Wait, what?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Help humiliate Hillary

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have written the worst book of the year, according to critics. On Monday, I pointed out Carlos Lozada of the Washington Post trashed the book: "By the time I finished this book, I resented its existence."

Amazon reviewers also had a field day. Sales are slow. But if you really, really want to burn her, buy my book, and help push the Kindle edition of Trump the Press ahead of her in the Kindle category we share.

The Trump presidency

Evan Osnos on New Yorker became the first journalist in America to find out what a Trump presidency will look like, by going to the people who are planning the start of his administration on January 20, 2017.

Taste the rainbow

And the press went bananas. They are so desperate right now.

The Trump rebellion against the media

New stars are rising among conservative as Donald Trump's full frontal assault on an American political system that abandoned any pretense of principle. I have moved to the people who get who Trump is: the reformer who is chasing the money changers with a whip of cords, overturning tables, and having what seems to be a jolly good time.

Yelp reviews of bomber's restaurant

The parents of New York City bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami own a restaurant was a trouble spot in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In the aftermath of the explosion, there was an explosion of Yelp reviews of his family's business, largely by people making jokes. The problem is not a joke.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Name That Religion

Old: Name That Party in which when a politician is caught cheating, the media buries the fact that he is a Democrat.

New: Name That Religion.

Thank you, Michelle Obama

"If you can't run your own house, you certainly can't run the White House. Can't do it."

What Bill may have told The Donald

As he sat in his marble-and-gold penthouse atop Trump Tower in May 2015 contemplating whether he should run for president, Donald Trump took a phone call from former President Clinton.

Trump the Latino vote

Remember how Trump's call to build a wall and deport illegal aliens was supposed to cost Republicans the Latino (Hispanic) vote for the next 10,000 years?

Hold the funeral.

''By the time I finished this book, I resented its existence"

Over the weekend, I had a little fun with Amazon reviews of Hillary's new book. They were hilarious spoofs of Trump's opponent. But Carlos Lozada of the Washington Post put his career on the line when he wrote, "Hillary Clinton And Tim Kaine Have Written A Deplorable Campaign Book."

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Why John Hinderacker thinks Trump will win


From John Hinderacker at Power Line:
A company came out with a new dog food, and hired an advertising firm to promote the product. The ad agency placed commercials on television and ads in magazines; millions of dollars went into the campaign. The commercials and ads were first-rate, but still the dog food did not sell. The client called a meeting at the ad agency and demanded to know what had gone wrong.
After a moment of silence, the leader of the ad agency team explained: “The dogs don’t like it.”

Mexico wants a wall -- and is willing to pay for it

Some Mexicans are demanding their government build a wall to stop illegal immigration.

Experts look at the wrong electoral map

So far the Electoral College analysis of the Trump-Clinton race consists of taking the results of 2008, subtracting a few Republican states and saying voilà, Hillary is clobbering The Donald.

Less than a point difference

With a comfortable lead, Clinton begins laying plans for her White House agenda.
Headline, Washington Post, August 20, 2016
Less than a month later, her lead has shriveled, and is under a point in the Real Clear Politics average of polls.

Hillary trolled by a cartoon frog

Trolls online tricked Hillary and some journalists into thinking Pepe the Frog is the leader of a neo-Nazi movement.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Amazon reviewers trash Hillary's new book



Oh my gosh are the reviews brutal.

Deplorable Donald Trump shocks the media


A week ago, while raising money from her fellow limousine liberals, Hillary Clinton said half of Trump's supporters belong in a basket of deplorables. Everyone agreed it was a gaffe -- which is what Washingtonians call it when a Democrat screws up and tells the truth.

The controversy died.

Trump revived it in Miami on Friday night.

Trump in Little Haiti

On his way to a big rally in Miami on Friday, Trump stopped in Miami's Little Haiti community, where almost 30,000 people live. They gathered at the Haitian Marketplace (some accounts called it the Little Haiti Cultural Center). Instead of speaking, Trump listened.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Rarest of Pepes defends his honor!



Found at National Review's replacement: https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/

The press hates the truth

An institution most people no longer believe -- the media -- picked a fight today with the leading presidential candidate over Barack Obama's false claim of being born in Kenya.

That is right. For sixteen years, Barack Obama lied about the country of his birth, finally admitting he was born in the USA only after he announced he was running for president, which requires natural citizenship.

Al Gore will save Hillary

As her overheated campaign powers through pneumonia, the smartest and now healthiest woman alive has turned to Al Gore to rescue her campaign from the Deplorable Donald Trump and his basket of supporters.

Has Larry Sabato caught on?

Professor Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia is a fixture on cable television as an election prognosticator, not because he is particularly very good at it.

How Don Shula made the Dolphins perfect

In a column in the Miami Herald, running back Mercury Morris told of how he joined the Dolphins in 1969 and how a year later Don Shula changed the attitude from one of hoping for mediocrity to the only perfect team in the Super Bowl era -- in three short years.

He did that by making Paul Warfield and Bob Griese roommates.

Hillary's Electoral College map shrinks

On August 17, Hillary had more than enough Electoral College votes clinched to win the White House, according to Real Clear Politics. Imelda Marcos without the shoes was a shoo-in.

On September 15, Real Clear Politics slimmed down that 272-154 lead to 200-164.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tortoise Trump and the Hillary the Hare

Days after the Republican convention, an ecstatic Politico reported on July 25: "Clinton campaign pulls ads from Colorado."

Trump gets 20% of black vote, 31% of Hispanic vote

The Los Angeles Times poll showed Trump has a six-point lead over Hillary today after a tie on Monday. Her 9-11 collapse is not the reason. Trump's enjoyed a surge in black support.

CNN Poll schlongs WSJ theory

A year ago, I would not have imagined using CNN to show up the Wall Street Journal. But the formerly conservative paper has turned into the Never Trump Street Journal, and I must tell the truth.

Book review: "The Worst President in History" sadly is



I wish it were hyperbole, but "The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama" is an accurate and well-documented assessment of the 44th presidency.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Trumpkin generation


Trump lifts baby brought to see his speech. His proud mother
: 'He picked him up like he was Simba! And he showed him to everyone.'

Press knew six months ago Hillary was sick

Hillary's health problems and hatred of Barack Obama was an open secret in Washington, according to purloined emails revealed today.

Dumbass of the day

Besides being a son of former New York Times editorial page editor Abe Rosenthal, columnist Andy Rosenthal of the New York Times is a mind-reader. He knows exactly what Trump supporters think!

Pedophile teachers

It's back-to-school time, and already six female teachers face charges of having sex with students (both boys and girls) some as young as 12. Robert Stacy McCain has the update.

Meanwhile, a mom goes to prison for raping 14-year-old twin boys.

Conrad Black, old journalist, on how Trump beat the press last month.

Billionaire Conrad Black, 72, has bought and sold more newspapers than I have ever read. His support for Trump stems from Black's utter disgust with the post-Reagan Republican Party.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Media always says Republicans are in a state of panic

Hillary Clinton is hospitalized and Tim Kaine is a nobody grifter from Virginia. About now, Democrats should be pulling their hair out. Instead, the media spin is Republicans are in a panic because Trump might win.

Now it's rabies?

From a Politico article that tries to calm the masses down, this quote:
“She won’t drink water, and you try telling Hillary Clinton she has to drink water.”
Isn't hydrophobia a sign of rabies?

Deploring deplorables gets liberalratti approval

Basket of Deplorables is dead. Liberals have decided to bury it and move on. The Denver Post editorial board was the first to denounce it.

From the Denver Post:
Before elite donors at a glitzy fund-raiser on Friday, Hillary Clinton managed to insult millions of Americans by arguing that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are deplorable individuals animated by racist, sexist, homophobic and other warped ways of thinking. Though she’s backed away from applying that characterization so broadly, she deserves the backlash she’s getting over the remarks.
The newspaper went on to say this is elite cocktail party talk.

Had the comment worked in ostracizing and splitting Trump's supporters, the newspaper would be silent. But look for this type of editorial to be a thing this week.


What happened to her landslide?

On August 17, Real Clear Politics declared Hillary had clinched enough states to win the Electoral College vote 272-154 with 112 undecided. That was the day the political web site flipped Michigan from a tossup to "leans Clinton."

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight Politics pounced.

The real problem with deplorable

In the end, bad grammar may have done liberalism in.

Monday, September 12, 2016

From the New Yorker



Caption reads: "People wanted her to act more like Bernie, but I don't think they meant the one from Weekend at Bernie's.

To subscribe to the New Yorker, inquire here.

Clinton's first CIA director backs Trump

Loose lips sink ship. Hill emails, Woolsley bails.

Lifelong Democrat Robert James Woolsey Jr. -- Bill Clinton's first CIA director -- joined the Trump campaign today.

Not the symptom, but the cure

"Trump’s a symptom, not the disease." -- Instapundit on Sunday.

At the risk of charges of heresy, Glenn Reynolds is wrong. Trump's not a symptom; he's the cure for a government of the government, by the government, and for the government. Don't sell short his supporters just because they are not credentialed with a college degree.

The new face of white supremacy



Are you deplorable?

On Friday, instead of going to a hospital for treatment after being told she has pneumonia, Hillary Clinton called half of Trump supporters a "basket of deplorables." Well nobody wants to be deplorable or to associate with deplorables, much less a basket of them. To help readers determine if they are deplorable, I have come up with a simple test.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Who replaces Hillary?

Shortly after the conventions, we had an outbreak of RNC-to-replace-Trump stories. Clinton spokesman/ABC News star George Stephanopoulos was the first to push this nonsense. Disgusting -- and no one in the media calls out this millionaire hack.

Now a month later, Democrats may have to replace Hillary.

Video of the day



It's just a bout of Deplorable-itis.

I am tracking down a Zagruder GIF that shows a third aide in the grassy knoll.

Today's press idiocy

From the Los Angeles Times:
Going against the grain after Orlando shooting, LGBT group embraces guns
How does this go against the grain? You were shot at. You get a gun. It goes against human survival instincts to do otherwise.

Hillary "Jeb" Clinton

The Washington Post posted a story, "Democrats wonder and worry: Why isn’t Clinton far ahead of Trump?"

9/11 and football

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Its editors don't read the New York Times

The New York Times sunk to another low today.

Media smothers Hillary's chances

Dick Morris gave a review of Hillary's forum with Matt Lauer, and what Morris said about Hillary also applies to the media covering the race.

Hillary, America's basket case

With her campaign melting like a wicked witch taking a shower,* Hilary Clinton lashed out at the voters for rejecting her. She called them a "basket of deplorables."

Proof that Trump will not cost Republicans the Senate

Washington wisdom holds that Trump will cost Republicans the Senate.

Oh, Republicans likely will lose the Senate, but don't blame Trump. Ronald Reagan would have had a hard time holding this Senate. Let us review.

Friday, September 09, 2016

The feeling is mutual, Clinton

She's tanking in the polls. She barely draws flies at her rallies. She's likely to be indicted next year for obstruction of justice, RICO, and maybe even treason. She old, sick, and hacks like Bill the Cat. Into this mess, Bill the Impeached President wades, and he is frustrated, and he is angry, and he is impotent.

National Review's olive branch


Readers know that I have said Donald Trump is solely responsible for the outcome of this election. Never Trump cannot stop him. He is in the catbird seat. The election is a referendum on him. But readers should also know that some Never Trumpers -- particularly those with bylines in the National Review -- crossed a line, and must make amends. Insulting Trump is a given, but insulting his voters requires an apology.

Whither the Democratic Party after Clinton loses

Ron Radosh at Pajamas Media asked, "Should the Republican Party be Saved if Hillary Clinton Wins?"

Under such a scenario, we should ask if the nation should be saved. But Radosh's question overlooks a key fact: the Republican Party has never been stronger in my lifetime. And I am 63.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

I like Seth Mandel

Trump may dump three Cabinet positions

The staff at Huffington Post think this story damages Trump.

Nope.

Eggs that will never hatch

From the Daily Mail:
The REAL reason why women are freezing their eggs -- they are waiting for the perfect father

  • More women than ever are freezing their eggs as part of 'lifestyle choice'
  • It has previously been blamed on busy women putting their careers first
  • New research suggests women throw themselves into it as a distraction
  • Suggests they are unwilling to settle for anything but the perfect father 

Too picky. They will never be mothers.

They call it settling down for a reason. You settle. Guess what? You are no damned bargain either.

Cillizza today vs. Cillizza 2008 vs. Cillizza 2013

Chris Cillizza writes some of the dumbest stuff in Washington. My book includes this passage:
On February 26, 2015, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post asked, “The real question is not whether Trump will run or not. The real question is why any of us even care.”
That was not the dumbest thing Cillizza wrote in 2015.
On Wednesday, beclowned himself on Hillary's health.

Trump's softer voice

The usual mosh-pit media reaction on Twitter and elsewhere to last night's forum is going on as wordsmiths debate words. Forget words. People hear what they want these days.

What matters is voice and appearance. There, Trump won.

When Never Trump dined with Obama

What do George Will, Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, and Rich Lowry share in common?

Never Trump, right?

They also are among the conservatives who met with Barack Obama the night before his inauguration.

33rd Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

Ah, another reader took the plunge and reviewed "Trump the Press" at Amazon. As is custom, I re-post it here to encourage others,

From Vic:
Don does his usual stellar job of actual journalism!
Having followed Don for years now, I have a fine appreciation for actual journalism and very decent writing abilities. His blog is well worth your time.
Having watched the Trump fiasco from the dim cheering section and paying attention, Don has done a stellar job of documenting their trip through this election cycle. Reporting, just reporting without biased commentary is refreshing where one can find it these days, Don delivers.
Worth reading, quite educational and, as usual, easy reading well written. Don's humor is also a joy in anything he writes.
Only complaint is that I didn't order it through another source where I could have gotten it autographed :).
Get it and read it, no regrets.
Email me at DonSurber@GMail.com and we shall take care of that autograph.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Ratings trump Virtue Signaling

Radio talker began the crucial fall season with an announcement that he will leave Never Trump Land and join the real world -- and endorse Trump.

32nd Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

Readers continue to graciously post reviews of "Trump the Press" and I continue to re-post them here. The latest from Old Timber Growth:
Worth Every Penny
Helps enormously in putting current political news/polls in perspective.
Holds the "experts" accountable...in their own words...for being so wrong.
Great fun.
Buy this book.
Follow Don's blog for terrific daily observations.
Thank you. This is very encouraging, and I need it. Still no decision on a sequel. But reviews do push me, because I cannot let so many people down.

Trump polling better than Romney

That CNN Labor Day weekend poll (taken September 1-4) showed Trump in August wiped out like a bathroom server the nine-point lead that Hillary had in the previous CNN poll (July 27-29)

Trump is doing better at this point than Romney did against Obama in 2012. That also ends the Never Trump argument that Romney did better.

They know her crimes but do nothing to stop her

Who is scummier?

Republican James Comey, director of the FBI, knows Hillary Clinton is guilty as sin. Nevertheless, he refused to recommend indicting her.

Or Republican David A. French, a lawyer and National Review writer, who also knows she's guilty as sin but refuses to help the guy who stopped her.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Kiss North Carolina goodbye, Missus Clinton

How to end a Hillary "press conference"




Ask her about her 10-point drop in the CNN poll.

Phyllis Schlafly lived

The Labor Day death of Phyllis Schlafly at 92 brought out the trolls among the left who called her names. Her death matters less than her life. She kept pushing for an unvarnished and unapologetic conservatism, as championed by Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

World Net Daily published her last column a few hours ago.

Advice for Brit Hume

When Fox News presenter Gretchen Carlson sued Fox News for sexual harassment, I wrote, "Don't know if her allegations are true, but I have a feeling Ailes will retire soon."

That has come to pass. Ailes built a ratings and profit juggernaut by challenging orthodoxy and the establishment. Now Murdoch's heirs will spend the money and credibility he amassed.

Hillary coughs up the CNN Poll lead

Donald Trump bounced back in the CNN Poll in August as he erased a nine-point lead by Hillary Clinton in the July 29-31 poll, and took a one-point lead in the September 1-4 poll.

It's not just Hillary we fight

Flight 93 is the name of the fourth plane hijacked on the morning of September 11, 2001. Hearing reports of hijacked planes crashing into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, passengers re-took Flight 93, which crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, killing all.

Are Trump supporters the political equivalent of those passengers?

Monday, September 05, 2016

Trump with his supporters, Hillary with hers

This happened today in Ohio.



Battle of Ohio

That's Cleveland.

Cleveland, Ohio, not Cleveland, West Virginia.

Meanwhile, a little further southeast in Canfield, Ohio, population 7,515.

Obama's unwitting recruiting for the Islamic State

America chose poorly in making its first black president Barack Obama. He is weak, vain, and intellectually lazy. His performance at the G-20 summit is his latest catastrophe.

31st Amazon review of "Trump the Press"

Woo hoo. Another review!

From Just Jim:
Surber trumps the Press
Don Surber brings a newspaperman’s eye to the press coverage of Donald Trump. He reports the facts as they are, not as political bias wishes them to be. Using the actual quotes and predictions, he show how “Washington Insiders” failed over and over again to see how Trump would win. A fascinating look at how and why the Washington Establishment, especially on the Right, got it wrong.
That made my day. Thank you so much, Jim.

Sean “Diddy” Combs: Let's not coronate Hillary just yet



Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs said black voters should make Hillary Clinton earn their votes. His remarks came the day after Trump visited a black church in Detroit, where the congregation gave him a standing ovation.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

The party of the big tent

Don't tell Shelby Foote I wrote this

I told myself I would make a decision on a sequel to "Trump the Press" by my birthday, which passed last week with no decision. Then Labor Day, still no decision. So the deadline will be pushed back to end of the month.

Trump's triumph in Detroit

Tomorrow is Labor Day. Is the race over already? Did Trump's speech at a black church in Detroit turn the tide and set Republicans up for a tsunami in November?

Let us look at the facts.

Paragon of parenting dumps on Trump's children

LANGUAGE WARNING: I quote a liberal.

Katie Jerkovich of the Daily Caller wrote: "What Madonna Just Called Donald Trump’s Sons Will Strike A Nerve."

Trump on race in 1998. Trump on race in 2016.



January 14, 1998. Jesse Jackson introduces Donald Trump to speak at a Rainbow-PUSH Coalition event.

September 3, 2016. Trump in Detroit.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Photo of the day

Hammer Clinton with this ad, Trump



Little did we know in February how prophetic this ad from Ted Cruz was.

The headline: "FBI: Bill Clinton aide destroyed Hillary Clinton's phones with hammer."

Hey Joe, where is that Must Democrats Scrap Clinton column?

Four weeks ago, on August 9, Joe Scarborough of MSNBC wrote in the Washington Post a column headlined, "The GOP must dump Trump."

Tweet of the day

First Saturday of college football.

Let the games begin!

I also liked:

Put up or shut up, National Review

The FBI dumped a load of documents that incriminate Hillary Clinton on Friday afternoon. The National Review is all upset.

Polls trend well for Trump

Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight Politics gave:
13 Tips For Reading General Election Polls Like A Pro
Readers of my book, "Trump the Press," are quite aware of Harry Enten.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Hillary's vulnerability is her health, not her e-mails

Forget the e-mails. The Clintons inoculated themselves from scandal in Arkansas. Conservatives -- real ones, not those Washington phonies -- need to quit being Wile E. Coyote. All going after her does is sell more shoddy Acme products and push more fans her way. Meep meep.

But her latest scandal does provide an opening by raising new questions about her health.

Trump in Mexico from the left, and from the right

I offer a little more proof that the National Review is yet another house organ of Hillary's campaign.

Bored housewife seeks presidency

Peggy Noonan vacillates like a little Irish Catholic girl in Brooklyn trying not to offend anyone anytime. This week, she is sort of pro-Trump.

Daily Mail apologizes to Trump

Donald Trump's call to reform the nation's libel laws drew the usual over-reaction from the nation's press, which believes it should be immune from accountability when it ruins a person's reputation.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

CNN's sister network blurs the news



A hero who saved a baby locked in a hot car granted HLN an interview. They blurred his Trump T-shirt. Believe in Santa before you believe the media.

National Review's Republican of the year: Hillary Clinton

Jonah Goldberg's new piece is "Time to John Birch the Alt-Right. In denouncing the fringe movement, Hillary treads where the GOP will not." He praises Hillary's bravery in denouncing a groupof conservatives.

Really? When will she denounce Black Lives Matter as the racist, black supremacist group it is?

Presidential

It's September First, my 63rd birthday and first anniversary of my retirement. (The pension check from Charleston Newspapers posted automatically overnight.) Now the general election begins and Donald Trump burst through last night with a great, detailed speech in Arizona on his immigration policy. He will deport, track people here on visas, and build the wall.

Trump: "There will be no amnesty."

Trump schools Hillary on foreign policy

Byron York, who has consistently gotten the election correct by using facts instead of conjecture, hailed Trump's trip to Mexico as a victory. The Washington Post, which no longer presents the news but rather Jeff Bezos's views of the news, freaked.