Finally Friday

Apparently there was a debate last night. It’s all over the political websites this morning. Unfortunately (or not) I had more important things to watch last night. Like movies on the couch with my beloved child bride. It appears Rubio and Cruz were seen conspiring to gang up on The Donald and to some degree it worked. Trump was confronted time and again about his ever-changing opinions on just about everything. The problem is that at this stage of the campaign it’s probably too late to stop him. It is assured if both stay in the race until the convention they’ll split the opposition to Trump.

I have never made it a secret that I don’t trust Trump. From the polls I’ve seen I am simpatico with 60% of republican voters. You just can’t completely trust someone who was a democrat until his alleged “come to Jesus” moment about 18 months ago. Most of us remember the popularity of ‘spoilers’ like John B. Anderson (my former congresscritter) and that hand grenade with a bad haircut, Ross Perot, who sounded good until you realized he verbalized what people were feeling but offered no solutions. The Trumpster talks a good game but has almost no chance of ever getting anything done. How is he going to build a coalition on the hill without making deals with the entrenched democrats AND the republicans?

There is always deal-making, jockeying for plum positions, and there is now talk of a brokered convention. I will vote for Trump if he is the party’s nominee, since the alternative is unthinkable. The trouble is there are a lot of voters on our side who are willing to “send a message” to the GOP elites at the cost of a third Obama term in the form of a ruthless, cold-hearted, soulless bitch whose greed knows no limits.

WATCH: Highlights From The Houston GOP Debate
Check out some of the most compelling moments from the Houston #GOPDebate:

THERE ARE A DOZEN CLIPS AT THE LINK
HERE ARE JUST TWO

http://nation.foxnews.com/2016/02/25/watch-highlights-houston-gop-debate

Trumpageddon: Cruz and Rubio Unveil Plan to Mock and Dismantle Frontrunner

Over the course of the last 48 hours, the Rubio campaign pulled one of the great head-fakes in recent political history by telegraphing that they weren’t at all interested in attacking Donald Trump at tonight’s debate. Technically, this wasn’t a ruse because Rubio didn’t just attack Trump. He went after him with a chainsaw. And Ted Cruz brought a pair of pliers and a blowtorch.

(IF YOU DIDN’T GET THAT,WATCH PULP FICTION)

If the normal laws of politics applied to the 2016 race, it would have been a catastrophic night for Trump. By any reasonable measure, Trump had a meltdown. He was exposed as a policy lightweight on a host of issues.

But will it hurt him? Probably not by itself. But if tonight’s debate is the beginning of a sustained counterattack against Trump—by Cruz and Rubio themselves on the stump, by their campaigns on the air, and by reluctant donors who now see that there’s a blueprint for dismantling the orange menace—then it could mark the beginning of the end for Trump.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/trumpageddon-cruz-and-rubio-unveil-plan-to-mock-and-dismantle-frontrunner/article/2001272

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  1. Pistol Pete

    Gov. Sandoval Blows Off Obama Speculation Of Him As SCOTUS Nominee

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Revealed: ‘Bullied’ employee had been issued a restraining order 90 MINUTES before going on deadly workplace rampage that killed three and wounded 14 in Kansas
    Authorities say a gunman, identified by media as Cedric Ford, 38, pulled up outside a factory, shot a woman with assault-style rifle, then ran in

    He had previous convictions of burglary, grand theft, and prowling in Florida

    WE HAVE TO GIVE FELONS A CHANCE.AFTER ALL,THEYS JUST TRYING TO GET THEIR LIVES BACK TOGETHER


    FORTUNATELY A POLICE OFFICER MADE A SUCCESSFUL TAXPAYER RELIEF ACTION AND SENT THIS SLIME TO HELL

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3464840/Three-dead-14-wounded-office-shooting-Kansas.html#ixzz41IMHRTrB

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Obama Looks Back On His Days As An Ice-Cream Scooper: “Brutal On The Wrists”…
    TOKING ON A DOOBIE WITH ONE HAND AND WHACKING OFF WITH THE OTHER CAN BE ROUGH,TOO

    Obama wrote on LinkedIn that scooping ice cream at a Honolulu Baskin-Robbins could be “brutal on the wrists,” but taught him life lessons he still uses today.

    “My first summer job wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it taught me some valuable lessons,” the president wrote. “Responsibility. Hard work. Balancing a job with friends, family, and school.”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/270718-obama-looks-back-to-first-job-as-ice-cream-scooper

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  4. Pistol Pete

    Pelosi angered by reporter mentioning Democrats’ double standard for Supreme Court nominations
    THOUGHT I’D THROW THIS IN BECAUSE WE HAVEN’T HEARD FROM NANCY-PANTS FOR A WHILE.
    OK,THAT’S ENOUGH

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  5. Pistol Pete

    Three Simple Questions for Trump Supporters

    (1) Don’t you get the strange feeling that this has all been suspiciously easy?

    (2) Don’t you find it odd that Trump, who habitually says the harshest, crudest, vilest things he can think of about anyone he perceives as an opponent or threat, never substantively criticizes the key players in the establishment at all?

    (3) If you were Rove, McConnell, and the rest of the GOP elite, and you wanted to end the growing grassroots threat to your power and influence once and for all, how would you go about it?

    Here’s what I would do. Accepting that the grassroots will no longer succumb to my superior funding, and that they have rejected the “safety” of the status quo, I would try to gerrymander the grassroots movement itself. The key to my strategy would be to find and exploit a viable stalking horse who might demolish the grassroots conservative movement from within more effectively than any external assault.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/02/three_simple_questions_for_trump_supporters.html#ixzz41IVksIV8

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    • Hoo boy. I don’t like being in this position of defending Trump … the guy doesn’t need my help … but do any of these “three simple questions” have any basis in truth?

      1) “Suspiciously easy,” WTF?!? I haven’t seen a full-frontal assault this heinous since Sarah. When has NRO focused an entire issue on the denigration of the leading Republican candidate? When has Pete focused ANOTHER entire column on the Trumpocalypse? The only ones who hate Trump more than those Commies, are the guys on our side.

      All of Trump’s provocative proclamations produce another round of predictions of his imminent demise from our Beltway Betters. Who, as always, really have their collective finger on the pulse of the electorate.

      2) He doesn’t criticize key players in the GOPe?
      “Trump can’t seem to leave Karl Rove alone” http://goo.gl/QrtRDk

      “Trump fired back at Sen. Lindsey Graham … by calling him a stiff then reading Graham’s private cell phone number on live TV.” https://goo.gl/ym0mcq

      “”I have a Gucci store that’s worth more than Mitt Romney.” https://goo.gl/ym0mcq

      “Trump tweeted that [Bill] Kristol, a political analyst, is “dopey” and has “lost all credibility with so many dumb statements and picks.” http://goo.gl/hp0mdg

      And obviously, W & 9/11; and “low-energy” Jeb.

      3) Well, this is just ridiculous. The GOPe couldn’t find its way out of a paper bag with a flashlight and a two-week head start. To give these Bumbling Buggertons credit for three-dimensional chess is to disregard their complete ineptitude over the past decade. We can only WISH they were this smart.

      American Thinker is a good site, but it’s got a split personality Its regular blogging staff is usually pretty good, but its guest posts often (usually?) jump the tracks, torturing conclusions to conform to facts not in evidence.

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  6. Pistol Pete

    Harvard Scraps Traditional ‘House Master’ Title

    HARVARD’S SOP TO “DIVERSITY”.RAKESH KHURANA
    Harvard University announced Wednesday that the heads of its residential houses will now go by the name “faculty deans” instead of “house masters,” a decision that has been criticized by many students and alumni.
    The decision to scrap the historic title was made shortly after some students complained that the word “master” evoked slavery.
    The decision to replace the “house master” title was confirmed by Rakesh Khurana, Harvard’s undergraduate dean, in December after some students alleged that it had connotations of slavery
    http://freebeacon.com/issues/harvard-scraps-traditional-house-master-title/

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  7. Pistol Pete

    The ‘Stump for Trump’ Girls Just Said on CNN That Marco Rubio Had ‘A Gay Lifestyle’

    They were invited on to talk about last night’s debate, which was a pretty explosive affair. While there, they told Carol Costello that they were fairly sure that Donald Trump‘s rival Marco Rubio was gay, at least in his past, if not now.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/the-stump-for-trump-girls-just-said-that-marco-rubio-had-a-gay-lifestyle-in-the-past/

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  8. Pistol Pete

    Cringeworthy=> Grandma Hillary Dances for Voters at South Carolina Campaign Stop

    Go Grandma!… Go Grandma!… Go Grandma!… Go Grandma!…
    It’s come to this – Hillary Clinton is now dancing for votes.
    It’s a good thing there wasn’t a pole on stage.

    HER PHONY SMILE AND HEAD-BOBBING ARE ENOUGH TO GAG A MAGGOT

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  9. Pistol Pete

    Clueless MSNBC Reporter Goes to Gun Range; It Doesn’t End Well
    A MSNBC correspondent on Tuesday decided to do a live report from a gun range. As one could guess, it didn’t go well. Reporter Kerry Sanders pointed at the gun-rights fans and began, “There are lots of folks here who believe that Second Amendment in this country is under attack.” Seconds later, the shooting started.

    The Second Amendment afficionados drowned Sanders out. He sounded like this: “A short distance away later today [BLAM] Donald Trump [BLAM] — protect the Second Amendment.” He soldiered on, shifting to other topics. But it came across as this: “Talking about [BLAM] Ted Cruz has fired his spokesman. We’re probably going to hear a lot more later [BLAM].”

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2016/02/23/blam-shooting-range-clueless-msnbc-reporter-drowned-out-gunfire

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  10. “… it could mark the beginning of the end for Trump.” This time for sure.

    “…there are a lot of voters on our side who are willing to “send a message” to the GOP elites.” When is that NOT the case? Somebody’s cranky uncle is always ready to throw the election until we get outta the U.N.

    Frankly, I think being a Mormon cost Romney more votes than anybody wants to talk about. Mormons started out very weird with that Umin and Thummin stuff (South Park produced the definitive treatise on Mormons years before their “Book of Mormon”). The religion has evolved into a focus on family and community, but they still let you marry your dead grandmother. Somebody whispers “magic underwear” and Romney loses Precinct 12.

    “The Trumpster talks a good game but has almost no chance of ever getting anything done.” You know the best indicator of who can get things done? Someone who has been able to get things done in the past. Which candidate has accomplished more than Trump? Or even 20% as much? Including daunting civic projects than languished for years in governmental miasma.

    I’m not a fan of Trump, ever since he stole Joan Rivers’ Celebrity Apprentice victory from that poker chick who’d won every contest, just because Joan was the bigger name. We’re playing with Trump’s deck, so don’t be surprised if you count six aces.

    I’m just trying to figure out our alternative. With Rubio, “New” Mexico expands to cover an entire repatriated American southwest. Everyone in the Senate already hates Cruz. Kasich’s dad was a mailman, and somebody poke Ben Carson, he’s nodding off again.

    Trump. At the very least, the guy’s a fighter. Frankly, if I were China and ISIS I’d be shitting bricks.

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  11. Ting

    I have been thinking a little bit about how Trump might “get things done.” It seems that there is no answer that satisfies most Republicans. I have wondered the same thing about Cruz. I am sure that Rubio or Kasich would get TOO MUCH done to suit me. When Trump, a few weeks ago, said he could work with Pelosi, etc. Rush Limbaugh had a hissy fit and said that was the worst thing he could say. Now Pete and lots of other folks I know have been asking how he can get anything done in Congress, but Trump dare not say that he can do it by working with Pelosi, so…

    I had my toes in the sand and tropical drinks at my beck and call for more days than I should have and I decided it would probably be a very good thing if a President who is a capable executive couldn’t get anything done with Congress. Think about it – maybe you need to go get a rum drink first and settle in under an electric blanket. But would it be such a bad thing if the Congress did nothing for 4 whole years? With a bellicose President who is hollering about it and exposing the lobbyist motives, and the names of the donors on the TV every single day? While that same capable executive is busy doing what he or she (not Hillary!) does best – hiring competent folks to chip away at all the regulations that originate in the executive branch? I’m not sure that would be a bad thing for our country right now. Maybe we could send Congress home for 4 years and it might be the best thing to ever happen in our lifetimes! I see a silver lining.

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