Reuters published an article about how foreign governments could get around laws of political ads in the US and specifically mentioned Facebook. It’s intent was to push the narrative of how social media could be used to meddle in an election.
Yesterday, I made mention of the brouhaha being made by the left regarding the meeting that took place in June of 2016 between Trump, Jr and a Russian government lawyer.
Trump Jr, then did something extraordinary: He released the entire email chain that set up the meeting, unredacted.
Folks, I couldn’t make this up if I wanted. Donald Trump is mocking Governor Kasich’s eating habits. We are finally getting into the meat of the what is really affecting people’s lives around here.
Better put – Wealthy businessman running for office mocks lowly peasant politician. Poor Kasich. Eats pizza with a fork, never hears the end of it from pizza lovers. Now, he doesn’t eat like a king. Good God, this is almost as bad as the Kardashians.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Governor John Kasich (R-OH) have teamed up in an attempt to keep Donald Trump from getting to the magic 1237 number needed to clinch the Republican Nomination. In what appears to be a coordinated effort, both campaigns have targeted specific states that will benefit one candidate over the other, allowing campaigns to focus resources and get their anti-Trump message out.
While this might seem like a good idea for those many conservatives who see Trump as the Harbinger of Doom to the GOP, this reeks of more of a desperate attempt to stop his momentum. Trump, winning decisively in his home state of New York has seen his polling numbers go up in the next set of states, and also in California where Trump could clinch it.
Of course, all this will depend entirely on what Trump supporters will do. Those on the fence might see this as a deliberate effort by both Cruz and Kasich to play “dirty”, something Trump will no doubt start whining about this week.
If you are still undecided, you would probably be wondering why there is such a spirited effort to stop Trump. Cruz has worked the system effectively to secure delegates, a process that has been there for many years. despite Trump’s whining. Go back to Wisconsin and Iowa, you’ll see that Trump showed everyone what a poor loser he is.
Of course, it is very true that Trump, despite his wins, has never acquired a majority of the votes in any caucus or primary he’s won, with the exception of his own turf of New York state. On the other hand, if you’re a “the candidate with the most votes” should win – even if the process isn’t set up that way – you might find yourself leaning towards voting for the guy complaining the system is rigged.
One thing is for sure: If Trump secures the nomination before the convention in July, the only people who are to blame are the Republican establishment – too many times, they made promises to their constituents and failed to deliver. If he doesn’t, don’t be surprised of Trump ends up losing in the end and taking his voters with him.
Over at the Gateway Pundit comes this article that seems to do a lot of hand-waving:
The Ted Cruz campaign is handing out pro-Cruz delegate ‘cheat sheets’ at Pennsylvania campaign stops.
Cruz is currently in third place in the state but is hoping to steal a majority of the delegates.
So let me get this straight: Cruz is doing something perfectly in the rules and this is some kind of story? My guess is that GP is trying to keep on Trump’s radar of some happenings that might affect the outcome. In other words, they continue to point out Trump’s ineptness at running his ground game.
Campaigning on the cheap.
Donald Trump won the New York state primary with around sixty percent of the vote. Pundits were debating whether Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) would get some of those delegates. Turns out, as most people expected, Cruz didn’t have a chance in a place where New York values among Republicans are more moderate than conservative. Besides, Trump should have won his territory and convincingly. After all, he’s paid quite a few people there a lot of money.
For the Trumpkin pundits, this will be touted as a “yuuuuge” victory. And it should be considering he will most likely end up with practically all of the state’s 99 delegates. Of course, these same pundits will now state that Cruz can’t win and that his only chance is to steal delegates and force a contested Convention.
Let me see if I understand this: Cruz’s ground game has been far ahead of Trump’s, learning the rules and executing a very smart plan. Trump, for his part, has been trying to brute force his way to the nomination and complains loudly to cover for his lack of due diligence. Trump needed a sweep far more than Cruz needed to win any delegates in New York.
Trump underestimated Cruz’s ground game because he came into the process with ignorance. How does that bode for a businessman President if he can’t figure out how the rules are supposed to work to make good deals? Trumpkin’s of course just answer with, “Don’t vote for Lyin’ Ted Cruz! Vote Trump and Make America Great Again!”
The University of California- Berkeley, is learning about the effects of the minimum wage increases the hard way. Activists, social democratic economists, and even presidential candidates have claimed that such a boost in the minimum wage would benefit the economy.
Unless of course, you’re a college institution that has budget problems and need to let go a few hundred workers that maybe have to go someplace else to find similar work.
Donald Trump is a very successful real estate mogul. His net worth well above $10 billion is an American success story very few have achieved. Of course, he’s had his fair share of struggles, and his critics suggest that not everything is above board.
To be successful in business, one must know and understand the rules. Deal making is an art form that Trump is an unequivocal master. But, in business, deals that go wrong are often because someone forgot to read the contract, understand the local laws, and get the right people together to help deal with any obstacles. Continue reading
In case you missed it, here’s the Democrat Party twitter resorting to making fun of Ted Cruz for stating a fact. To make matters worse, they chose to make an animation showing Bill Nye – self professed Climate Change advocate who is confused about the names of Earth’s polar ice caps – acting as if he had some kind of Google epiphany.
So carbon dioxide is a pollutant! It’s BAD! What do you think will happen if we got rid of all of it? Maybe he should check Google.
Note: I made sure to capture the tweet in a graphic because this kind of fail should be preserved. Here is the tweet just in case:
Dear Mr. Trump,
The last time you faced Megyn Kelly, you were a little perturbed at her questioning of you under the category of electability. In responding to her question about your choice of words when you feud with others, especially women, you took umbrage and directed a few shots back.
While you have gained some sympathy for being targeted unfairly, you seem to have not only decided you don’t want to face her again, but you want to leverage your good polling numbers as a mob call to not have to endure her determined questioning.
Here’s your problem: Poll numbers are not solid for any candidate at any time. One wrong move, and you’re going to see people leave in droves. In fact, this may actually be the one time you discover, most likely the hard way, that being a narcissist and a prima donna may see the beginning of your decline.
No one questions your business savvy. We all know your ability to entertain. But you’re not invincible nor invulnerable. It’s pretty clear who put the crack in your armour. The question is, will you take the time to repair it, make good with the voters and those on the fence, and demonstrate diplomacy in seeking a resolution – or will you try to ignore it and hope it doesn’t turn into a mortal wound that will leave a trail of blood seeing your political corpse danced upon from historians years down the road?
I don’t have any problem with you being the President. However, you will find that people in this country will only tolerate your belligerent and disrespectful behavior towards a person of Megyn Kelly’s character for so long. If the momentum shifts in her favor, you will have lost a potential ally in your bid to become President. She can’t make anyone become the Chief Executive, but you might end up with a mortally wounded campaign.
Be the big man you espouse to be to your followers. Do the debate. Stop this silliness.