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Monday, October 10, 2016

Trump's night

Or how the hero rose from death's door to defeat his tormentor.


I don't have to say who won the debate. But Debate No. 2 showed the Trumpian strategy for Debate No. 1. Old school rule: You are not allowed to hit a girl. Never, ever, never.

Unless she hits you. Then you have the right to defend yourself.

She hit him on Friday to deflect the Wikileak. That is a great Clintonian strategy that dates back to bombing pill factories in 1998 on the day Monica Lewinsky appeared before the grand jury.

But it is 2016, and that play became a fumble.

Saying the word "pussy" is tame compared to rape, and The Donald easily made that point before the debate by holding a press conference with a few of Clinton's victims. And yes, they are Hillary's victims. Including a raped 12-year-old girl:
At 12 years old, Hillary put me through something that you would never put a 12-year-old through. And she says she's for women and children. And she was asked last year on what happened and she says she's supposed to defend whether they they did it or not. Now she's laughing on tape, saying she know they did it.
Then came the debate. We saw last night a Trump in control and under control. He had roped the dope, and he knew it. Team Clinton went for the jugular. He side-stepped and counter-punched. I see it as a knockout. But I am biased. Trump quickly established living quarters in her head with this early exchange:
HILLARY: I want to be the president for all Americans, regardless of your political beliefs, where you come from, what you look like, your religion. I want us to heal our country and bring it together because that’s, I think, the best way for us to get the future that our children and our grandchildren deserve.
MODERATOR: Secretary Clinton, thank you. Mr. Trump, you have two minutes.
DONALD: Well, I actually agree with that. I agree with everything she said. I began this campaign because I was so tired of seeing such foolish things happen to our country. This is a great country. This is a great land. I’ve gotten to know the people of the country over the last year-and-a-half that I’ve been doing this as a politician. I cannot believe I’m saying that about myself, but I guess I have been a politician.
That set her back two paces. She smiled and thought she had him. She did not. Those first six words -- "Well, I actually agree with that" -- established him as a person who was not vicious, allowing him to be vicious in his attack, when warranted.

He later ended the show by saying something positive about her:
I will say this about Hillary. She doesn’t quit. She doesn’t give up. I respect that. I tell it like it is. She’s a fighter. I disagree with much of what she’s fighting for. I do disagree with her judgment in many cases. But she does fight hard, and she doesn’t quit, and she doesn’t give up. And I consider that to be a very good trait.
Of course, they asked him about using the word pussy in a private talk eleven years ago, Trump said:
Yes, I’m very embarrassed by it. I hate it. But it’s locker room talk, and it’s one of those things. I will knock the hell out of ISIS. We’re going to defeat ISIS. ISIS happened a number of years ago in a vacuum that was left because of bad judgment. And I will tell you, I will take care of ISIS.
Well played. With the exception of the media and Hillary partisans (but I repeat myself) people think the Islamic State is worse than Trump saying pussy.

It was his night.

Oh, he is not going to flip a single Hillary voter. They are high-minded, better educated, and morally superior.

Trump neither wants nor needs them. Let Republican Congressman Chaffetz go walk the high road and denounce our hero. Who cares? Chaffetz's state -- Utah -- is solidly Trump now. That matters.

The voters Trump wanted to flip belonged to Gary Johnson or the couch. Plenty of people don't vote because they do not see the point. Jeb or Hillary, what is the difference? If not for Trump -- despite decades of watching the national political scene -- I would be on the couch. Seriously. There is a point where the futility gets to you.

As for the Johnson voters, they do not want Clinton, but they fear Trump.

He made himself less scary last night.

Oh moderators Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz were horribly partisan, which I think benefited Trump. Raddatz like many women in the media are fully vested in Missus Clinton. At one point, it became the Trump-Raddatz debate, which helped him enormously. The media pissed away its credibility by openly lying in favor of the government and the Democratic Party. Cooper and Raddatz were caricatures of the liberal mainstream media.

But there was little the CNN crew could do to stop The Donald because the townhall format forced their candidate to discuss the issues, something she is terrible at because her policies all fail. War. Economy. Immigration. She is on the wrong side of history, and the wrong side of the best interests of America.

As for looks, not much changed from their first debate. He went with a red tie and she dressed up in a dollar bill. Nice outfit. Something a normal woman would wear.

But as the night wore on she looked pissed and faked laughs. She was defensive and unpleasant.

The best exchange of the night came a few moments after he said he will sic a special prosecutor on her.
HILLARY: "It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country."
DONALD: “Because you’d be in jail.”
His supporters loved it.

We will see if Johnson supporters and those on the couch do.

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19 comments:

  1. https://mobile.twitter.com/moneyries/status/785324010628386817 Ken Bone Halloween costume kit.

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  2. CNN (CLINTON NEWS NETWORK) TELLS VOTERS WHAT TO SAY https://youtube.com/watch?v=GqCIub3SmCI "Published on Oct 9, 2016 LISTEN TO 0:05 !! GUYS DOWNLOAD IT AND SPREAD IT !!!!"

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  3. That line is going to live for a long time.

    He won.

    Big.

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  4. the Lion had chipped pork on toast last night...
    TG

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  5. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/10/10/candidate-donald-trump-carries-debate-night-with-authentic-political-outrage/#more-122932

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  6. http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/10/10/pussy-bow-debate-melania-trump-trolls-clintons/

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  7. Ma, Ma, where's my Pa?
    Went to the White House, ha ha ha!

    Pretty sure DJT has no illegitimate children. Bill, on the other hand...

    So Hillary, did you do anything in terms of financial support for those kids?

    Nah...the only payouts you made were to try and make them disappear. So much for Stronger Together...

    Hillary Clinton is a despicable human being. There, I said it.

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  8. Good that a bunch of freeloading fair-weather Republican politicians have deserted Trump. Now if he wins, he owes them nothing. Nix, Nada, NOTHING!

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  9. "You'd be in jail"

    That's premium bait right there. The MSM and Hillary pundits are tearing into it even with that big hook jutting out.

    Oh, sure, there is the tinpot dictator angle they are approaching it from, but anyone thinking about that statement has to consider why she would be in jail. And there is nothing in Donald Trump's history to indicate he takes political prisoners. And he did elaborate on a special prosecutor elsewhere.

    Would Hillary be in jail like the filmmaker seized in the hours after Benghazi? No? Well, perhaps it is these emails the FBI declined to prosecute? Or was that due to the "unexpected" meeting between Bill Clinton and the Attorney General just a couple days before the FBI declined to recommend prosecution?

    All that is hooked right in those five words "Because you'd be in jail"

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    1. Last week a contractor working at the NSA was discovered having national security documents in his possession and was arrested and is in jail. Hillary however is on the campaign trail for president. What the heck is wrong with this picture.
      I'm no fan of Trump, but I value my Constitution and the rule of law more than Hillary.

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    2. Last week a contractor working at the NSA was discovered having national security documents in his possession and was arrested and is in jail. Hillary however is on the campaign trail for president. What the heck is wrong with this picture.
      I'm no fan of Trump, but I value my Constitution and the rule of law more than Hillary.

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    3. I've worked for a Defense-related contractor
      Had a security clearance. Went through a back ground check that was bad enough- I would rather go though a colonoscopy and root canal at the same time. Once I simply screwed up a paperwork hand off .
      the Bird Colonel with whom I was dealing with- left me dreams of Leavenworth..
      Hillary does belong behind bars and Her flying monkeys too..
      Frustrated does not begin describe how I feel.. TG

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  10. I'm not so sure of the "public" Hillary supporters at all. I think when and if they finally find themselves in the booth, and if they have any moral or ethical values and expect to breed children, they will either vote for Trump or one of the other two flakes. That probably accounts for some statistical part of the normal distribution of democrats. But how can you estimate it with the likes of Sarah Silverman and the elder Roseanne Barr? (no, I didn't forget Cher)

    Libertarians are even harder. They are a broadly named group that are almost uniformly splintered by both the age demographic and a muddled Wikipedia definition. If you take a guy like Karl Denninger, we see that he archive-wise calls himself a libertarian, but he also is often credited as a founding member of the Tea party. Karl is probably more of a constitutional "conservative" than anyone around--and before it was vogue to be a consitutional conservative (Jason...hear that?). Karl will no doubt vote and has been a vanguard in almost the entire Trumpian theorem (for years). The younger libertarians, and some older ones, however, are a mixed up bunch that are mainly becoming vocal for legalization of all things psychoactive. Frankly, I don't see them making an effort to get to the polls.

    But, those independents and GenM's and GenX's. Yes indeedie, as you say. The early numbers from last night's steamrolling and resulting stain on the interstate are impressive. These folks, by the way, are invisible to the Global odds makers.

    It was good. We have monster goods.

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  11. I wonder where the pollsters find all those people in favor of hillary? Certainly, not at her campaign rallies. If everyone who showed up at her rallies was polled she'd be lucky to get into double digits.

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  12. They probably assume that she'll find a way to win (i.e., fraudulently) so aren't bothering to come out for her. Maybe they think they're giving Donald supporters a false confidence by not bulking up Hillary's rallies. Or maybe we do indeed have a contingent of people who will secretly vote for Trump when alone in the voting booth.

    Now that Trump has come out swinging against—gasp!—a woman (who only wants to be men’s equal if it gives her an unfair advantage), I’m dying to know what his campaign will do next.

    By the way—look carefully at the poll results you read today. Some reports are trying to pass off the weekend’s PRE-debate results (bad for Trump) as the post-debate results. LA Times is one of them; you have to click in to the page and look at the actual chart to see that Trump has gained.

    Who needs football this season when the politics are this exciting? Except that this isn’t a game—it’s our futures and our children’s futures.

    --Szoo

    (Sorry to post anonymously--WordPress is not recognizing me)

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