Yes, We Have News From The Erection.

Wait!  Should that be “election” not “erection”?  I used the word “erection” in the title because all those rabid Trump supporters are dealing with wood on several levels…..Cruz has tucked his tail and will slither back to the Senate and the media is starting to use the term “presumptive” when talking about Donald…..

Ted Cruz is out. The Texas senator is ending his campaign after being routed in Indiana by Donald Trump in Tuesday’s primary, reports the AP. Cruz had staged a last stand in the state in the hope of preventing Trump from securing the nomination, but he told supporters that he has no “viable path to victory” after the loss. “The voters chose another path,” he said. “We gave it everything we’ve got.” Trump, who was leading by about 15 points, had been declared the winner as soon as polls closed at 7pm EDT. “We’re going after Hillary Clinton,” he told his own supporters after Cruz’s announcement. “And we’re going to win.” In his speech, Trump also praised Cruz as “one hell of a competitor” and said he had an “amazing future.”

Shortly after Cruz’s bombshell, Republican National Committee chief Reince Priebus tweeted that Trump is the “presumptive nominee,” adding that “we all need to unite and focus on defeating” Clinton. In his own speech, Cruz made no mention of the front-runner. Earlier in the day, however, he unleashed a diatribe, calling Trump a “serial philanderer” and a “pathological liar,” notes NBC News. That came after Trump dredged up a bizarre National Enquirer report linking Cruz’s dad to Lee Harvey Oswald. John Kasich was a distant third in Indiana, though he gave no indication he planned to follow Cruz’s lead and drop out.

If you listen closely you will hear the orgasmic howls of the Trunp-ites….now they can turn their venom toward the Clintons…..

Congrats Donald….now use the power well.

What About Trump And Democracy

Today is the day we vote in Indiana….or is it Idaho….or maybe…..the Hell with it……somebody is voting somewhere.

The 2016 election has brought a lot of opinions especially when it comes to one Donald Trump…..it depends where you stand on the political spectrum on which of those opinions you will embrace…..

Never let it be said that I am not fair in my condemnation of ALL candidates……

But I think that some are missing the concept of democracy…..or “the will of the People”….right or wrong……

I read an interesting op-ed about Mr. Trump and democracy…..

The “conservative intelligentsia” is anything but intelligent when it comes to Donald Trump, writes John Feehery at the Hill. Among those he calls out is David Brooks of the New York Times, who last week called Trump’s candidacy a “Joe McCarthy moment” for the party. But Feehery also cites comments of a similar nature from the likes of George Will (see here), Michael Gerson (here), and Ross Douthat (here), all of whom seem to think that Trump is the personification of evil who will do long-term damage to the GOP unless stopped. “To these so-called smart people, I say: Stop being so stupid,” writes Feehery.

This opposition to Trump reveals “their biases against democracy and the will of the people,” he argues. Instead of knocking him down, they should pay more attention to why Trump is so popular, writes Feehery, who provides some theories of his own: Trump is a “real outsider who represents real change,” he has explicitly denounced the Iraq War as a mistake, and his economic message (“the middle class is getting screwed by the political class”) is resonating. Most Trump supporters “are by no means stupid, irrational, racist or anti-democratic,” writes Feehery. They’re just tired of the status quo and see Trump as the only candidate who can destroy it. Click for his full column. (Or for Andrew Sullivan’s opposing view.)

This is by NO means my endorsement of Trump in this election…..I found the article a good one and bit of a thought making piece…..

Plato thought democracies were especially susceptible to “tyranny” the longer they lasted and the more democratic they became, and the US seems to be in exactly the kind of “late-stage democracy” ripe for such a thing.

In conclusion, it should be noted that, in modern times, a democracy is considered one of the more ideal forms of government, considering the value many people tend to place on individual liberty and the freedom to choose one’s own path in life. However, Plato’s criticisms should be kept in mind when determining the merit of a democratic government. Oh, would it not be great to have a democracy of philosophers, who would pursue truth and wisdom! Alas, we are only human, and susceptible to many evils and lies. The trick is to prevent such ignorant people from becoming the majority. At times, it seems nigh impossible to do so; curse our stupidity!

(Matt Brazil)

Make America Great Again

There are many that I encounter on line that are always saying that America is the greatest country….ever……and most of them are supporting Trump…..which is odd because his campaign slogan is saying something completely different.

Donald Trump is the first candidate to run on a platform openly stating that America is in decline.

Low-energy Jeb.” “Little Marco.” “Lyin’ Ted.” “Crooked Hillary.” Give Donald Trump credit. He has a memorable way with insults. His have a way of etching themselves on the brain. And they’ve garnered media coverage, analysis, and commentary almost beyond imagining. Memorable as they might be, however, they won’t be what last of Trump’s 2016 election run. That’s surely reserved for a single slogan that will sum up his candidacy when it’s all over (no matter how it ends). He arrived with it on that Trump Tower escalator in the first moments of his campaign and it now headlines his website, where it’s also emblazoned on an array of products from hats to t-shirts.

Source: What Trump Really Means When He Says He’ll Make America Great Again | The Nation

Trump is great at insulting people but then most of his paranoid tools that support him like that….if you cannot refute what a person says then insult them with some sort of label that you find humorous….but I guess insults are easily understood by those mentally challenged.

So is America the greatest country ever or does it need to be brought back from the brink?

(Upcoming post on Trump’s latest foreign policy speech…..)

Will Change Be Coming?

Trump has many supporters and people that just like his style…..many also like his open speech and his grasp of the issues that most Americans are struggling with daily….personally, I do not see any of that but what the Hell…….people will vote for him because of his unique style of campaigning…..am I right?

But “what if” he decided to change his “style” and try to get more people on his side for the election and the convention….will his support dwindle?

Over the weekend I read a piece that may be good news to some and bad news to others……

No more Mr. Trump Guy? At a Republican National Committee meeting in Florida Thursday, senior Donald Trump advisers told worried GOP leaders that the brash persona the candidate has projected for as long as anybody can remember is about to be replaced by something more electable. “The part that he’s been playing is now evolving into the part that you’ve been expecting. The negatives will come down, the image is going to change,” top aide Paul Manafort said, according to a recording heard by Reuters. “You’ll start to see more depth of the person, the real person. You’ll see a real different guy,” Manafort promised, adding that Trump plans to start focusing on “crooked Hillary.” He explained that Trump “had to first feed the first phase” before softening his image.

“When he’s sitting in a room, he’s talking business, he’s talking politics in a private room, it’s a different persona,” Manafort said, per NBC News. “When he’s out on the stage, when he’s talking about the kinds of things he’s talking about on the stump, he’s projecting an image that’s for that purpose.” ABC News reports that at a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., on Thursday, Trump seemed unready to start projecting the image his advisers promised. “I just don’t know if I want to do it yet,” he said, adding: “At some point, I’m going to be so presidential that you people will be so bored.” Ted Cruz, meanwhile, said he was glad Trump had admitted that it’s “all an act, a show,” the AP reports.

Let’s say he alters his style or positions….will that be his death throe?

…..waiting for a answer…….

NOPE!  Psyche!  Did you really think anything would change?

After say that Mr. Trump had this to say……

So much for a changed Donald Trump. He told supporters on Saturday that he’s not changing his pitch to voters, a day after his chief adviser assured Republican officials their party’s front-runner would show more restraint while campaigning, reports the AP. “I sort of don’t like toning it down,” he said at a rally in Connecticut, per the New York Times. “Isn’t it nice that I’m not one of these teleprompter guys?” Trump also declared to the crowd that he has no intention of reversing any of his provocative policy plans, including building a wall along the length of the Southern border. “Everything I say I’m going to do, folks, I’ll do,” he said.

Trump’s new chief adviser, Paul Manafort, met Thursday with top Republican officials and told them his candidate has been “projecting an image.” The “part that he’s been playing is now evolving,” Manafort said. At a rally in Waterbury, Trump joked about acting presidential, making a series of faux somber faces……

This ought to drive the media into a home for the criminally stupid……now you see it….now you don’t…….type of thing.

Side Note:  Trump will be giving a foreign policy speech this week in DC…..since that is kinda my thing I will be watching and analyzing what he has to say.

Ted Cruz Is Shaky on Foreign Policy

This may be a moot point……Cruz learned what “New York Values” can do to a candidate……he was handed his ass…..he finished 3rd in what the media called a 2 man race…..if his IQ ever hits 60 he should sell and quickly.

A friend recently told me that they were disappointed in my blog because I seem to have fixated on Trump and Clinton……I thought it over and will have to agree with my friend……so I will try to rectify my oversight.

I have said numerous times that, at least for me, foreign policy is the most important issue for this election.  We have waded into so many conflicts that it is difficult to see which are ours and which belong to other nations.

So to rectify my oversight……what is the foreign policy of Ted Cruz…at least in this election……I am sure it will change later but for now….where does he stand?

Ted Cruz has a real chance to become the Republican nominee. How is he on foreign policy? Although Ted Cruz came into the U.S. Senate in 2013 as a libertarianesque Tea Party acolyte who used the term “neo-cons” as derogatory label, he has since moved in their direction in a chameleon-like attempt to win the […]

Source: Ted Cruz Is Shaky on Foreign Policy – Antiwar.com Original by — Antiwar.com

There!  Ted is covered!

The problem is all his stands are nothing more than a lame attempt at pandering to the lowest denominator.

How NOT To Win Friends

Let the Games Begin!

For a couple of months we have been told by the MSM about the mini civil war been fought within the GOP….the war of words has gotten a bit out of hand….RNC is trying behind the scenes to thwart Trump’s appeal with the great unwashed masses…..and in that time Mr. Trump is hitting back……

Donald Trump has already expressed his anger over Colorado’s primary system, which handed Ted Cruz all of the state’s delegates, and in a new Wall Street Journal op-ed, he goes into more detail. Republicans in the state weren’t allowed to vote, and ever since the results came out, politicians have been defending the process because “that’s just the system,” Trump writes. “Let me ask America a question: How has the ‘system’ been working out for you and your family?” In Trump’s opinion, the system benefits politicians and related parties (consultants, pollsters, pundits, special interest groups) while hurting average Americans.

“Responsible leaders should be shocked by the idea that party officials can simply cancel elections in America if they don’t like what the voters may decide,” Trump writes, adding that Cruz has been celebrating his win despite the fact that it symbolizes the disenfranchisement of voters. “How have we gotten to the point where politicians defend a rigged delegate-selection process with more passion than they have ever defended America’s borders?” The solution? A “bold infusion of popular will.” The people are right when it comes to opinions on taxes, immigration, foreign policy, and the size of government, while politicians and other “elite” are wrong, Trump says. “Why should we trust the people who have made every wrong decision to substitute their will for America’s will in this presidential election?” His full piece is here.

All this rhetoric and all the speculation by the media has turned something as boring as the nomination process into a segment well suited for Reality TV…..

Let’s not leave good old Ted out of this……back at the beginning of this process Ted was in Iowa trying to make points with the peasants and he railed against Trump and his “New York Values”…..got lots of applause and smiles….but Teddy forgot that he had to go to New York to campaign….and this happened……

Ted “New York values” Cruz faced a tough crowd Thursday at the New York State Republican gala, BuzzFeed reports. According to NBC News, the crowd of 800 Republicans was “stunningly distracted” during his speech, which was “almost entirely ignored.” Talking Points Memo is a bit gentler, stating Cruz received a “cool reception.” Things started off badly when Cruz’s opening joke about Donald Trump “only drew muted laughter,” as BuzzFeed puts it. After that, attendees walked around, took selfies, and chatted with each other, the noise of talking and silverware growing louder as Cruz’s speech wore on. It was the worst response any speaker received. “Attendees … are talking over Ted Cruz waaaay more than they did with Trump, Kasich, or even New Mexico Gov. Martinez’s yawner speech,” one journalist tweeted.

One attendee says Cruz’s criticism of “New York values” hurt him with the crowd. “I think people have had … difficulty forgetting that,” he tells BuzzFeed. Another says Cruz’s decision to stick to his normal stump speech showed he didn’t bother to understand his audience. One Republican voter tells NBC Trump simply had a home-court advantage. “This is Trumpville; this is Trump town,” he says. NBC estimates that out of hundreds of attendees, Cruz received applause from only two dozen or so people at any given time. One Cruz supporter blames the fact that Cruz was speaking last and attendees were hungry and waiting to eat. But CNN points out attendees had already gotten their food and were nearly finished eating by the time Cruz took the stage.

Playing cute with words and rhetoric does have its consequences…..

Looks like neither Trump or Cruz is winning many friends these days…..

Thanx to the stupidity of candidates the media has turned this into a psycho-drama for the convention……(and the peasants danced)…..

American crossroads: Reagan, Trump and the devil down south

Last night was the big Dem debate…..and it was what I expected….total crap!  If you are looking for more than that….buy a newspaper!

After the Civil Rights thing the Dems lost the South to the Repubs……ever since those days the GOP has used a wide variety of dog whistle slogans and campaigns to be sure that the South stays in their column……with each election the covert bigotry gets worse and worse…..the people change but the song remains the same.

How the Republican party’s dog-whistle appeal to racism, refined by Richard Nixon and perfected by Ronald Reagan, led inexorably to Donald Trump

Source: American crossroads: Reagan, Trump and the devil down south | US news | The Guardian

All this rhetoric smacks of racist overtones…..whether intentional or not……and this type of thinking plays well….especially in the South….please NO one tell me I am wrong….all you have to do is take a trip South and see for yourself……regardless of what you think….reality will surprise you.