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hardnox
Advisor

warming up to Trump

The rollercoaster rider may continue between horror that he might actually be president and "pass the popcorn" as we watch him blow the modern day GOP apart.

 

I very well may regret this, but for now I'm feeling pretty good about it.

 

You know, the most fascinating takeaway on this is that the thud that is Jeb! is surely a referendum on his brother's presidency. Yet I still can't get any of the diehard Republicans who I'm acquainted with to disavow George. Except for some wistfullness that he became a RINO, or something.

 

Generally a little different in our little corner of the economy as GWB will go down as the Earl Butz of out times. And like Earl, I imagine that when "fencerow to fencerow" peters out it won't be his fault.*

 

As I've said, if you were positioned right for the boom I can't blame you for naming your firstborn George. But you might want to give him a strong middle name just in case.

 

* that one, and this one, are a little more complicated. But all government farm policy, particularly of the neoliberal sort, is destined to fail. At least as far as the ultimate benefit of the majority.

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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: warming up to Trump

If 9/11 had never happened, W would go down in history as probably a better president than Reagan and the jackhammers would be busy chiseling his mug on Mt Rushmore, right next to Lincoln.  W had a really good economy, it was just he played the cards wrong on 9/11 that the Democrats dealt.

 

Reagan "cut and run" on Libya..which was good, he satisfied the public`s thirst for revenge blood by blowing up Gadafy`s tent and kid, but he got the message and never messed with us again.  Reagan could`ve gotten us in a decade long war in Libya, but he didn`t take the bait.  W should`ve learned from that good Reagan example.

 

I still think when the dust settles it will be Jeb.  Rubio, has all kinds of problems his credit cards, missing votes, sounding like a recorded message, his Gang of 8 affiliation.  It will be stolen from Trump, Jeb will step in with a calming effect, not seen on the Democrat side and president Jeb, here we come.

wehav
Senior Contributor

Re: warming up to Trump

Not sure I could vote for another Bush.

I've voted since Nixon and this might be my first abstension.  If the congress remains Republican will they go along with anything Hillary wants?

Will they confirm a leftist supreme?  Would Jeb noninate a conservative and if he did would that conservative be another Roberts?

hardnox
Advisor

Re: warming up to Trump

I'll go with conventional wisdom and give Jeb about the same chance as the prediction markets are- mid-range single digits.

 

We'll see if NH happens to give El Donaldo another slap relative to expectations. But I'm thinking if he wins there and in SC he's probably in it to the end and there's probably an open convention. Pass the popcorn.

 

In a Trump/Clinton race, the establishments of both parties will generally back her and even though it will be the most horrible election ever and Hillary Haters wil be stroking out left and right, I think she probably wins. I'm less certain should someone emerge from somewhere who is acceptable to the GOP establishment and can get some primary votes. But I can't identify who that would be at this point.

 

A Sanders/Warren ticket crushes Trump, and with huge coattails; and I think beats the aforementioned, as yet unidentified establishment candidate.

 

I retain enough faith in the American people to believe that authenticity will prevail over any of the McCandidates.

 

 

 

 

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: warming up to Trump

Could you expound a bit on the "cards dealt by the democrats on 9/11".   Not sure what you mean by that!

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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

i certainly can

Democrats in the establishment..Reid, Pelosi, Hillary, Kerry, Bill Clinton and on and on, wanted war with Iraq BEFORE George W Bush was a household name alot of it in the late 90`s.  i`ve posted this one hundred times and I`ll post it one hundred more and still none of you guys will adress it, because you like the Democrats` social issues and you`ll happily overlook their warhawk ways.  so, net result showing you people these Democrats in their own words is a flat out waste of my time, but facts are facts.

 

This is the 9/11 cards that the Democrats dealt Bush

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPhKLSaSOzA

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: warming up to Trump

Trump has too many negatives to win in the general election or win the GOP nomination. There are alot like me that loves what Trump says and want to reward him and keep him in this and truth telling as long as possible, but we wish that all the other Republican candidates were as bold and this truth didn`t have to come solely from the Donald Trump vessel.   I wish Carly Firoina would say "F you media!"  I wish Rubio would kick a immigrant and say "F you all!  We`re puttin` up a wall and sending the tab to Mexico!"  I wish Jeb Bush would say "I`m repealing NAFTA and the TPP and from now on unless we screw the other countries, we ain`t gonna trade with `em plss on em!"  I wish Chris Christie would promise to repeal gay marriage and Obamacare and promise to have a litmus test for SCOTUS justices that would be to the right of Rush Limbaugh.   But none of that is happening, Trump is the lone vessel of truth.

 

Many in my camp like Trump and support him in the polls, but at the caucus or primary it doesn`t seem to carry through.  We get "religion" and either vote our conscience or a "common denominator" that sets the bar low as possible that they would win tacit support against the Democrat in the general...ie Kasich, Bush, Christie...for some Rubio.

 

I think Sanders is still "a bridge too far" for many Democrats...oh give `em time maybe next election 2020 they can support a socialist...oh excuse me a "democratic" socialist.   People look at Sanders proposed spending and tax hikes...uff-dah...ain`t gonna happen...but keep the faith.

HortonGordelson
Senior Contributor

Re: warming up to Trump

A wise old man told me one time:  "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: warming up to Trump

Hey Horton, I feel that way about all politicians.  What we have to realize is if the majority of the people were worth a damned anymore, none of these fools would stand a chance.  Even Obama, what the hell kind of voting populous elects someone like that...not once but twice???

hardnox
Advisor

Re: warming up to Trump

If The Little Big Horn hadn't happened, Custer would have gone down in history as one of our great Indian fighters.

 

Yes BA, the dems sprung 9/11 on that great American George Bush, the EPA poisoned Flint and the great financial crisis happened because the CRA made banks give free mortgages to colored people.

 

You and a few others here are actually distinguishing yourselves as poster children for why the GOP, as an institution, needs to be euthanized. You're beyond help.