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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Hillary's email coverup is a "joke"

  Remember the brouhaha when Trump said, "So the press says I could go out into the street and kill someone and my supporters would still support me?"
  Remember when "the press says" was cut out of the video to produce a different comment?
  Examining the FBI Hillary doc dump this weekend, the WAshington Examiner learned this:
Employees at Platte River Network, the firm tapped to manage Hillary Clinton's emails in 2013, sent emails describing the 'Hilary [sic] coverup [sic] operation' after Clinton's staff asked them to begin wiping emails in Dec. 2014.
  When queried about it, this happened:
The unnamed employee told FBI agents that his reference to the "cover-up" was a joke.
  People Hillary hires to "clean up" after her think the law is a joke, which is probably true when it comes to Hillary's respect for the law

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Watch as Hillary's ugliness emerges

  There are lots of rumors out there about Mrs. Clinton and what the heck is going on with her: there're the unfocused eyes, there's the mental health issue, there's the fact that she needs support for 2 steps and then there's the fact that she seems to be needing a guy with a laser light so she can focus without falling over. 
  Watch the laser.

  But this next video, this video...yikes. One of the things she says is, "Why aren't I 50 points ahead?" but to me, the most remarkable thing about this video is the naked hatred and ugliness in this woman's face, voice and demeanor.
  This voice.....
  This looks like crazy town to me.

  Yesterday Trump was in Toledo; he's not only playing to yuge audiences but many more watch online. 
   I watched a video of a Hillary rally the other day that had only 10,000 views, while just watching Trump in Toledo (not counting the folks who were there and the folks watching on networks or other channels than the Right Side Broadcasting YouTube channel) were 20,000 people.
  I want to watch the debate just to see what happens.
  Her voice is kinduva "naughty dog" voice: "You naughty dog! Why did you do that in here? Go outside to do that!"

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Entitled at Yale: revealed

  Speaking of entitled privileged rich kids, take a look at this video just linked from Legal Insurrection from last fall's Yale University's cry bullies who took this Yale professor to task for his wife's comments that Yale students (the entitled privileged rich kids among us) not get too exercised over other students' Halloween costumes.
 Nicholas Christakis is a physician who had served 2 months in capacity of "Master" of a house Yale owns.
  Combine this video with other reports emerging from college campuses and you might want to make sure your kids end up as plumbers and electricians who will make real money and not be tainted by the stink that is the college campus today.
  You gotta love the finger snapping from this crowd; I'm pretty sure if one of them gets a professional sports contract for 100 million dollars, he/she/it/ze would not stand at attention for the National Anthem.

  Here's another **inspiring** example of what we are fostering on college campuses. Prospective freshman roommate Ashly wrote the 2 roommates whom she had not yet met, demanding the the upper bunk, desk by the window, etc. When her prospective roommates didn't respond quickly enough, Ashly went off, later explaining it wasn't really her fault because she has "anger" issues and is a "ticking time bomb."
  Actually this behavior isn't new: it's reached the work place.This attitude has been carefully fostered by the radicals' sixties professors who run the universities and who outnumber Republicans at least 5 to 1, if not 100 to zero.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The stink of today's Democrat party

  Hillary's stiffened collapse on Sunday has triggered an avalanche of theories, primarily as a result of her shrouding her campaign in secrecy: the internet has taken off with speculation that she has a body double, that she has Parkinson's, that she has a colostomy which resulted in a small metal object dropping from her pants, and that her replacement is being discussed and that her "pneumonia" was not pneumonia.
  At this point, wow. Is any of this possible because Hillary is such a LIAR?
  Well, we'll let our reader/s speculate on that.
  Meanwhile never Trumper Brit Hume, who used to be a FNC favorite, has taken the place of the ever study Greta Van Susteren, who has chosen the option of wiggling out of her contract. Greta is still available on FB; her words are always worth considering.
  What's most astounding to me is that so many establishment Republicans are still so anti-Trump, some even endorsing the execrable Hillary Clinton, whose sorry ass is being dragged half dead across the finish line.
  Look, Trump isn't the ideal candidate but he certainly doesn't compare to the "Weekend with Hillary" we're promised if she gets in.
  She has had every advantage a candidate can have, including press manipulation and distortion, Hollywood fawning, millions of dollars from around the world and utter corruption to boost her sagging ratings. 
  We might note that Chris Cuomo of the New York political family and CNN "journalist" said "We can't help Hillary any more than we have."
  The truth is she's vicious toward the average American, just as Obama has been vicious, dividing people into those of whom they approve and those whom their rabid and blind followers are supposed to hate. 
  While we in the deplorable basket are subjected to repeated slurs, we are not supposed to respond in kind,even in view of utter corruption of all we hold dear in America.
  Now Trump has proposed a child care tax credit which sent the Never Trumpers into a frenzy, claiming that only the wealthy could afford nannies so the proposal would only benefit....yada yada yada.
  This is simply not true: the proposal will include offsetting the cost of care for a family's elderly members.
  Personally I'm not in favor of writing more tax laws that complicate the mess we have already; the federal tax code is almost 75,000 pages long now.
  But let's be honest here: any code that is that long benefits those who can afford tax preparers so anything that benefits working families is a relief.
  The best thing would to be trash the whole code, rewrite it and make it as simple as possible.
  If you're honest, you have to admit that Democrats are dishonest and working hard to benefit their favored constituencies, which include people who are here breaking our laws, so if this law would favor working families, why not.
  Open the borders with no boundaries whatsoever? 
  Import low wage workers? 
  Openly encourage law breakers? 
  Mock people of faith? 
  Work to destroy way of life and government? 
  Let lying liars cheat to vote by not requiring ID? 
  Encourage victimization of women and minorities? 
  Ridicule patriots? 
  Laud millionaire athletes who disrespect the National Anthem?  
  Disrespect our history, our law enforcers, our traditions?
  Yeah, that's today's Democrat party.
  And this explains Donald Trump. He's far from perfect or even ideal, but he's not Hillary Clinton and he is willing to encourage patriotism and the laws of this country.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

HOLY COW..Hillary collapses.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Trump delivers in Mexico

  Watching Trump in Mexico was a thing of beauty, although I held my breath for quite a while in anticipation of his going off the rail to ad lib a joke or two.
  It was quite a scene, watching Trump, who is considerably taller than the Mexican president, walk out onto the stage to take his place.
   Leftists on Fox went crazy after the 35-minute news conference, claiming the speech was too "scripted" and "off message." These were absurd comments, given that Clinton has been off the campaign trail for weeks with no planned commitments until the end of September and given that she hasn't had a press conference in almost a year and given that she only allows friendly interviews and carefully screens even her audiences.
  Trump gave 5 clear points to work toward regarding immigration, always focused on what is good for the American people while understanding that the Mexican people have similar concerns.
  What I find most astounding are the comments from the Clinton camp that she will focus in the debates on his irritation with Marco Rubio's comment that Trump has "tiny hands," a euphemism for ridicule of sexual organs.
  Then there're the 5 huge naked depictions of Trump that have been placed in major cities around the US. He's pictured as very fat, lumpy and, I understand, with small "hands," etc.
  Just think about this.
  These fools are mocking Trump for being challenged in the testicle area.
  And honestly.
  After today? Today when Hillary watched Trump on tv from a luxury suite, who was caught looking really really bad again the other day, did she really really think that the world thinks of Trump that way?
  Let's be honest.
  It takes some balls to do what that dude did today.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Have you heard about women & minorities who support Trump? If not, why not?

  The "alt-right" is buzzing that a few days ago Julian Assange dropped a tease about more revealing and incriminating email evidence against Hillary Clinton. When asked if WikiLeaks had any incriminating evidence against Trump, Assange said he couldn't come up with anything more damaging than what comes out of Trump's mouth every day.
  I have to say I laughed at that one because it's absolutely true, even though it's made much worse by the commie media pouncing on every freakin' comment he makes and especially every boob comment he makes.
  OTOH, we see little of Hillary's ballistic remarks, much less do we see much comment about the fact that she refuses to actually take real questions or meet with the press in anything but a love fest comfortable meeting.
  As CNN's Chris Cuomo of the Cuomo political family put it, "We couldn’t help her any more than we have, she’s got just a free ride so far from the media, we’re the biggest ones promoting her campaign, so it had better happen.”
  So the fact that ordinary people are in showing up in droves for Trump is pretty hilarious. It's also indicative that people aren't buying what the Cuomo types are selling.
  Most interesting is the video that is showing up of black people and Latinos who are brave enough to show support for Trump.
  This video is a great example.

  Then there's this New Black Panther leader who's come out for Trump, seen here.
  And the Twitterers Blacks for Trump, found here and their FB page.
  And the story of Trump's defiance of societal conventions back in 1997 by forcing the admittance of Jews and blacks to the country club in Palm Beach.
  If you haven't heard about these matter, why not?
  Did you know Trump is planning outreach meetings with inner city residents?
  Have you seen this stirring video of another former Democrat's endorsement of Trump?

  Of course, you know about the Rev. Mark Burns, a black Trump supporter who's routinely attacked by the press for obvious reasons?
  And of course, there's the eminent Dr. Ben Carson.
  And Black Men for Bernie, formerly for Bernie Sanders.
  And Reverend Darrell Scott.
  And Darrell Glenn.
  And the magnificent "anti-government" former Democrat Sheriff David Clarke, all of whom are widely ridiculed by the Left wing media, which is pretty much everybody plus that dope Cher.
  So ask yourself.
  If I haven't heard about these people in the media I follow, why haven't I?
  Never before have we witnessed such a complicit media. It's been fairly obvious before.
  But this is extreme.
  And after watching these videos, isn't it pretty clear that many--even the least glamorous--Americans have figured out the game they're playing?
  I honestly think the more Trump bumbles, the more we commoners support him, not just because the press is so against him but because he doesn't know what to say and it's proof that he isn't a politician.

Did you know Lochte has Brazilian witnesses to verify his account?

  So here we are.
  Our press, in general, has obviously abdicated their responsibilities as the Fourth Estate.
  This abdication has resulted in numerous false stories, leaked or released to the public, usually laced with hatred/contempt/malice toward America.
  Take, for example, the case of (the admittedly arrogant) Ryan Lochte.
  Numerous people, including religious activists, declared that Lochte was given a free pass for his vandalism as opposed to the complaint that Gabby Douglas was unfairly castigated for her lack of putting her hand over her heart. The reason for this was racism.
  Of course.
  Because it's always racism. Or homophobia. Or misogyny. Or whatever ism/phobia the press/Leftists can dream up.
  Anyway, the more we learn about Lochte's mess, the more it seems he didn't really do much to trigger a summons from Brazilian authorities to Lochte.
  In fact, his primary offense seems to be that he "vandalized" a free sign outside the obviously abhorrent gas station bathroom.
  Here's a picture. 
  In fact, USA Today reporters who actually investigated found that the so-called vandalized rest room appeared to be in "normal" working order. Kinda dirty. Kinda old. 
  In fact, much of what Lochte says happened to him has been verified by Brazilian citizens, including that violence against the swimmers was imminent and that a gun was pulled against them.
  And why did he "confess" he "lied"? 
  Because that's the easiest way out of what the Left's accusations. Do what they want, which means apologize, if they've accused you of something reprehensible.
  What is true and what is not?
  It's difficult, because our Fourth Estate doesn't, in general, care to discover truth, especially with regard to anything that interrupts the Left's narrative.
 Meanwhile, the Clinton "Global Initiative" has bilked people out of their money, has spent much of it on themselves (only 10 % has gone to those in need) and continues to rip off people like the Haitians.
  Now, the responsibilities of the Fourth Estate seem to have melded into Hillary Clinton cheerleading. 
  Why would this be, particularly with regard to the charge of racism toward Douglas and exemption for Lochte?
  The truth is that the Left has been pushing Marxism for decades.
  The Left hates America. The Left hates freedom; the Left wants to control our lives down to every last movement.
  The Left has been grooming the deluded young people in this country for decades.
  So here we are.
  Did you know Lochte had witnesses to verify his account?
  If so, why not? Why didn't you know?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Trump brings 70000 lbs of supplies; did YOU know that?

  Michael Goodwin laments today in the NY Post the wilful choice of journalists to destroy all credibility of the American news media, something we have witnessed for years but has become glaringly obvious during this election season.
“If you’re a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation’s worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?”
Whoa, Nellie. The clear assumption is that many reporters see Trump that way, and it is note­worthy that no similar question is raised about Clinton, whose scandals are deserving only of “scrutiny.” Rutenberg approvingly cites a leftist journalist who calls one candidate “normal” and the other ­“abnormal.”
  Here's a great example. Caught this on FB the other day, posted by an outraged Democrat from a Democrat website and a headline that reads "Trump Defies Louisiana Governor To Heroically Deliver Play-Doh To Flood Victims":

   The article scornfully denounces Trump for going to the devastated area, ridiculing that survivors don't need Play-Doh but rather food and water; the post doesn't mention that Hillary held a fundraiser and has taken the weekend off while Obama has played golf and gone to the fireworks for fun! fun!
  The FB poster complained that it was "insanity" for Trump to go to Louisiana and "why why why" did he go there, as if all he did was fly there to deliver Play-Doh for a photo op.
  Now, I have to say, you're a fool if you really believe that's all Trump did, but that appears to be what Clinton fans believe en masse.
  Just comparing the way the media treated Bush's Katrina flyover with Obama's casual lack of interest in Louisiana's flooding or violent attacks on Trump supporters or race rioting (and targeting of whites) in Milwaukee reveals the utter bias.
  So Trump's visit to Louisiana is the perfect example of true Pravda wilful ignorance and stupidity.
  Did YOU know Trump brought an 18 wheeler with him when he visited Louisiana?
  Did YOU know he helped unload those supplies?
  Did YOU know he brought 70,000 pounds of supplies--including playthings for children--with him for the victims of flooding?
  You have to ask: if I didn't know this, why didn't I know it? 
  What else do they not want you to know?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Why Christians need to vote for Trump

  Ok, so I feel a LITTLE guilty about not posting anything for days, um, maybe weeks.
  But anyone who's watching politics has to be nauseated by what's going on. 
  What's hardest for me to accept (and I've only recently accepted Trump as the Republican nominee for reals) is that my friends--many of whom are Christian--are content to 
   1) sit out this election  
   2) vote for Hillary  
   3) vote for what's his name, the new kid on the block. Oh. Evan Mcsomething. 
   4) vote for Stein or Johnson, so-called Libertarian types. 
  Part of what's painful about this is being unable to read National Review, Weekly Standard, RedState or the like who've all turned into virtual nutballs, frantic to campaign (apparently) for Hillary for POTUS,  regardless her criminal attempts to avoid transparency, lies or brutal lack of concern for anyone other than the one percent who can contribute to her campaign.
  So for all you Christian friends out there--in particular--I'd like you to descend from your heavenly clouds and read the following essay by Dr. Jim Garlow of Skyline Church in San Diego. 
  Dr. Garlow would like you to think twice before throwing the election to a known criminal. Not the least of the reasons are that Trump "surrounds himself with good people" and his kids are a great testament to him as a parent.
  This is reason no. 16 of 18 reasons to vote for Trump:
16. Freedoms come in "threes." Political freedom, economic freedom and religious liberty coexist together. Take one away and the other two will eventually disappear. One cannot exist without the other two. The genius of America is that it had all three, until recently. Trump fully grasps the loss of religious liberty. I have heard him speak on it in person on several occasions. He knows that economic and political freedoms are evaporating. He will reverse that. Hillary will decimate all three.
  The article is well worth a full read. Here ya go.
  And remember.
  She's a crook, an unjailed criminal. 
  Does anyone really think Hillary cares about religious freedom?
  We need someone with fortitude to respond to the various attacks coming at our country. 
  Is Trump for real when it comes to Christianity? Who knows.
  We do know we have a better chance with him than her
  Which is why I'm not with her.
  Instead, he's with me.
  Shared by Gary Bauer on FB:

Saturday, August 6, 2016

What's wrong with Hillary?

  I'm not a big fan of Infowars, but there's something big being hinted at by Wikileaks and this Watson video has longer tentacles than one would think, even though an awful lot of diagnoses are offered.
  Anyway, it's pretty remarkable and though many sequences are repeated, it's quite stunning.
  Watch and make up your own mind. Does anyone have any doubt at all that, even if Hillary were diagnosed with a terminal disease, she wouldn't still pursue her lifelong dream of power in the White House and the control of people's lives?
  Even with a terminal diagnosis. Just to achieve that lifelong goal.
  It's not about what's good for America. It's about what's good for Hillary.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Trump encourages Toledo

  I have a FB friend who attended the Trump rally in Toledo Wednesday night.
  What's interesting to me about this friend is that he has been pro-America, *rabidly* anti-Trump, pro Cruz for most of this primary season. He's intelligent, well-read and has been burned by the out sourcing of jobs to other countries.
  My friend is now pro-Trump, something many of my Republican friends are not.
  Some of my Republican friends despise Trump so much they can hardly mention his name without spitting an invective. Well, ok. Swear word after swear word.
  What's astounding to me is that the whole Russia kerfuffle has turned into a loyalty issue for some fence sitters, as if the sarcastic remark Trump made about Russian authorities finding Hillary's emails while our authorities could not was treasonous
  Somehow Trump's penchant for humor isn't appreciated by the lightly informed.
  Trump needs to monitor his mouth; he can't win if he keeps making cracks like the one about the father of a Muslim American soldier who was killed in the line of duty in service to our country. 
  I believe over the next few months, the more people figure how unAmerican and bad Hillary Clinton is, the more will come around to Trump's side.
  It's encouraging and I thank this friend for allowing me to use this pictures; there was standing room only at this event. The Huntington Center seats 8,000 while others waited outside. Almost 18,000 people were watching on Right Side Broadcasting alone; I didn't monitor local news stations' broadcasts but we can take encouragement from the fact that in the rust belt of Democrat depressed Toledo, so many people are interested not only in the election but in Trump.
  Now Trump needs to polish his presentation. His kids are a great representation of himself; his work record for creating jobs is outstanding, regardless what leftists say.
  So here we go.
  One voter at a time.
  He says he'll be back in 2 weeks.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Trump live streamed from Toledo rally

Let me remind you that Toledo is hard core liberal leftist Democrat. Trump's plane has landed. Almost Over 5,000 11,000 12,000 17,000 18,000people watching online.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Local Debate on Trump

Debate on Should Conservatives vote for Trump

Perrysburg, OH: Due to the scheduled visit to NW Ohio by Candidate Donald Trump, the debate the Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition (NWOCC) is sponsoring on "Should Conservatives Vote for Trump?" has been cancelled for this Wednesday July 27 and will be held on Monday August 29, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Maumee Library, 501 River Road, Maumee OH. 

The Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition is a non-connected political action committee registered with the Federal Elections Commission and the State of Ohio. For more information, visit our webpage or contact us at

Saturday, July 23, 2016

In marketing, has the Left met its match in Trump?

  Am I cynical?
  I watched Obama joke during an announcement of support for Germany given the latest terrorist attack and thought, "That dude doesn't care about anybody but himself."

  Earlier in the day Obama shocked in his conference with the Mexican president by sneering that Trump's vision didn't "jibe with the facts," regardless what people think:
"This idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn't really jibe with the experience of most people," Obama said during a press conference in the White House East Room alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. 
"I think it is important to be absolutely clear here. Some of the fears that were expressed throughout the week just don't jibe with the facts," he said, going on to cite statistics showing crime rates have fallen under his presidency."
  The media immediately leaped to Obama's support with figures to prove that Obama is correct.
  Now, the crime statistics are not what I'm writing about in this post.
  Clinton's campaign immediately (12:59 a.m.) pronounced the Trump message "dark," and the media immediately began parroting it a few hours later and in the morning news.
  Yet the truth is that Obama's vision of America is dark
  For years Obama has drilled into the public psyche that Americans are hateful bigots, Americans are cheap and selfish, that Americans should be more willing to "share," that cops are bad, that guns, guns, guns are destroying our society, that America itself has made mistake after mistake on a global scale.
  “People are dying and the constant excuses for inaction no longer suffice,”Obama announced after one "tragedy."
  "If they bring a knife to a fight, bring a gun," he said to "his" people about Republicans.
  "We should politicize mass shootings," he said another time.
  The only time Obama has ever been optimistic about our country was before his first election when he claimed there were no white Americans or black Americans.
  IOW, Obama's message has for years been a dark one and now suddenly he's positing himself as cheerful?
  In reality Obama's government has been working at people for years to make them fearful: listen to the public service ads that are all over radio, television and even billboards.
  Got a little cough? Could be (_____)? Get to a doctor QUICK!
  Air conditioning on? Could be causing (____) in children. Plus you're killing the environment!
  Depressed? Afraid to go outside? Could be (______) which can be cured by (taking this medication). Oh, and you're addicted to (____)? GET OFF IT!
  By the time you're done listening to these often fearmongering PSAs, you can be so paranoid that you DON'T want to go outside. Their production is paid by the government and broadcast free by the Ad Council, which is described here at Reddit:
The ads airing on your local radio station are being aired to fill time because there were not enough real commercials. The Ad Council does produce ad campaigns and distribute ads to basically every TV and radio station in the country. They do not pay for airtime as a typical advertiser would.
  This is the Obama administration's version of something called nudging, which the left wing Politico discusses here:
The president officially adopted the idea last year when he launched the White House’s Social and Behavioral Science Team (SBST), a cross-agency effort to bring behavioral science research into the policymaking process. Now the team has published its first annual report on this experiment.
How did it go? Mostly, the efforts appear to have worked...
  Yes, Obama has a team and an executive order to direct Americans' behavior, better serve the American people, followed by numerous "nudges" to be fearful about their bodies, their lives and their mental health.
  He's been doing it a while, described here at Marketingsociety, which appears to sympathize with Obama's version of what's a lie:
So the campaign team addressed the issue of how to counter rumours, myths and outright lies most effectively. Research conducted by them into countering myths and rumours has illustrated a number of crucial points.
One is that the more we hear a false rumour or myth the more likely we are to believe it to be true, it's known as repetition bias. Our minds make use of heuristics (short-cuts or rules of thumb) and one of our rules of thumb is that things we hear often must be or at least tend to be true.
In addition, in the long term, we tend to remember stuff we have heard or read not in full but only as a kind of truncated word association in which the most vivid elements stick with us and the qualifying expressions get a tad blurry: eg where the initial phrase we might hear or read is actually 'Roberto is not in the Mafia' after a while we'll recall only ‘Roberto’ and ‘Mafia’ inextricably and (perhaps) erroneously linking the two. We seem to forget the ‘not’ or the negative part of the statement over time.[6] Our long term memories are often poor - especially for subjects and facts on the periphery of our interest, which presumably the Mafia is for most readers…! On this basis it's probably wisest to give no air time at all to denials as it's likely this will only serve to strengthen the falsehood in the minds of listeners.
  I find this explanation quite interesting, both in terms of what Obama has done and how Trump is running his campaign. 
  Repetition bias. Crooked Hillary?
  Word association. Giving no air time to denials. You mean like accusations of plagiarism? 
  Maybe Obama--and the Clinton campaign--have finally met their match.
UPDATE: An excellent take down here.

Kaine and Unable

This is the big thang on Twitter, in case you didn't know. Heh.

So you're telling me the Mormons are the real majority?

In 1977 PBS in a moment of uncharacteristic excellence premiered In Search of the Real America. The show was hosted by Ben Wattenberg, a neo conservative Democrat who had co authored with Richard Scammon, a former director of the Census Bureau The Real Majority in which the two posited their finding that the typical American was a 47-year-old homemaker from the outskirts of Dayton, Ohio, whose husband was a machinist. That was quite an accomplishment in the days before computer generated voter models and it was widely referenced in the 1972 presidential election.
 As for the PBS show one might guess that Wattenberg's motivation for producing it was to unite his badly fractured party which had split asunder over Vietnam and along with the rest of the nation was treading water in Mr. Carter's "national malaise" but that aside an update to his Real Majority is certainly in order.

Anyone who watched the Republican primaries unfold must conclude that's Trump's perception of the Republican and probably the national electorate was more spot on than any of the competition but there is one particular demographic that seems to have been misunderstood, namely the so called evangelical Christians. Supposedly this group would fall head over heels for Ted Cruz and his rather vague brand of Cotton Mather's Calvinism but no. They went for Trump. They went for Trump throughout the South and they went for Trump throughout the Midwest save Iowa, leaving Cruz looking like a Rocky Mountain regional candidate who could occasionally capture a Midwestern state.
The Cruz quest for the presidency was dependant on the notion that he could bring to the polls in the general election the 4 million conservative Republicans who sat out the 2012 election. Many of the stay at home Republicans were deemed to be evangelical Christians, a nebulous term that has found favor in the liberal media. I would submit that the elusive demographic Cruz was appealing to has been extinct for almost two generations. The elder Cruz, who was kept out of sight by the campaign, is rumored to be a full blown head case, who could find friends among the Appalachian snake handlers of bygone days but what about Ted Cruz? Other than his personal assertions there is scant evidence to suggest that he is a religious person. Where does he go to church? Where is the preacher who guides him through matters of faith?
This is where it gets funny. From NPR:
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign is obsessed with data. If there's political science research proving an idea works, there's a good chance his staff has studied it. That's why Cruz didn't back down last month when the campaign came under fire for sending mail to Iowa voters shaming them for not showing up to vote in recent elections.
TED CRUZ: And I will apologize to nobody for using every tool we can to encourage Iowa voters to come out and vote.
SIEGEL: NPR's Scott Detrow takes a look at the campaign's unique analytical effort - and attempt to try to quantify the personality type of every Republican voter it's trying to woo.
SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: Ted Cruz's campaign wants to talk to you one-on-one. And to have a good one-on-one conversation, you need to know who you're talking to. That's why you probably Google blind dates before you meet them, and it's why Cruz is spending millions working with a British company that claims it's put together more than 4,000 data points on every single American voter - how often you vote, who your friends are and, most importantly for Cruz, what issues you're interested in.
CHRIS WILSON: What this allows us to do is do something that products have been for a long time, which is market to individuals specifically, be able to talk to them about things they care about.
DETROW: That's Chris Wilson, Cruz's director of research and analytics. But he says knowing the issues isn't enough. The campaign needs to know why a voter cares about something like gun rights.
WILSON: There are people who support the Second Amendment because they live in a rural community, they like to go hunting. There are people who are supporting the Second Amendment because they care about the Constitution. There are people who support the Second Amendment because they want to be able to protect themselves and their families.
DETROW: The Cruz campaign has divided Republicans into five different personality types. When the campaign reaches out with phone calls, canvassing or targeted ads, each group gets a slightly different sales pitch.
ALEXANDER NIX: We're appealing to the same demographic on the same issue, yet how we nuance this engagement is completely different.
DETROW: At this point, you're probably wondering how all this works. Well, Alexander Nix is the person to explain it. He's the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the British company the Cruz campaign is working with on all this. Nix says a lot of the data the company has on personality types comes from...
Hmm. Five different Republican personality types gleaned from 4,000 data points on each voter? Wow! And people worry about the NSA's propensity to data mine!
 Janet Yellen, and Ben Bernanke before her, have sufficiently demonstrated the limits of data's ability to predict sans proper interpretation. So what the hell does Cambridge Analytica know about evangelical Christians? All computer models begin with assumptions about the subject under study. In the physical sciences where water always boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, the researcher's job is easier but in economic or political models the researcher must make judgments. Economic models are usually easier to construct than political models because the variables have a numeric value. One can place a dollar value on an ounce of gold but how does one measure voter sentiment on a given issue? Usually a numerical value is given to a response. Published polling results that vary widely demonstrate the limits to polling and modeling based on polling must be taken with a grain of salt.
So, no one who actually knows an evangelical Christian sets out to determine how that demo will vote. What could go wrong? For one thing mainline Protestantism has changed and so have the evangelicals. They care more about the price of Walmart's Wrangler jeans than the state of Sam Walton's soul. If someone were to tell them that Donald Trump was going to hell the would probably express some personal sadness but also express hope that that wouldn't happen until after he finished the wall. Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Jimmy Carter are more representative of evangelical Christians than the unflattering caricature perpetuated by the media. The typical evangelical does not sleep with a AR-15 mounted above the bed and a Bible under the pillow.
The Breitbart post, Salt Lake Tribune — ‘Cruz in Utah: Glenn Beck Says He’s Fulfillment of Mormon Prophecy’ suggested that Cambridge Analytica's model must be a few degrees off target. OMG, they missed the Evangelicals and hit the Mormons with their micro targeting. What else explains Cruz's success in the West and his failure everywhere else? Romney's dislike for Trump is probably based in jealousy and purely partisan differences but what about the remainder of the Mormon community? Are they simply pro Ted Cruz? I think so but I'll let Cambridge Analytica figure it out while I reread Wattenberg's Real Majority.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Cold fish Obama emerges again

  This is incredible. How does Obama manage to turn everything into an item about himself. It's not just the "grinning" that Drudge mentions in the Daily Mail article about Obama joking about Malia while discussing the murders in Germany.
  We see this every time there's a disaster.
  It's that peculiar separation from humanity while fixating on himself and his place in the world that is so disconcerting. He seems to display this kind of behavior in every serious situation, oddly disassociating himself from tragedy and instead behaving robotically, as if he's better than the rest of the world, too superior to have to taint his life by acknowledging others' pain and sorrow.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I can't forgive Republicans who reject the will of the people

  I confess I've only been dropping in and out of the Republican convention. I know I'll be voting against Hillary Clinton, so what's to learn?
  What I have accidentally learned while watching the shenanigans this week is disturbing; why would I want to make myself more miserable by watching all of it.
  There's also always the problem of turning on Fox to see Shep Smith simpering and squealing, batting his eyelashes to garner admiration from his inflamed audience, which is another reason to avoid anything around 3 or in an emergency. 
  If you saw his virtue signaling "interview" with Bobby Jindal declaring that saying "all lives matter" is insulting, you know what I'm talking about. Let's not talk about GWB.
  Do I give a crap about Melania's (who knows 5 languages, btw) so-called plagiarism? 
  Was it plagiarism?
  Well, I guess if she repeated the same tired tropes that all politicians say to convince people to like them, yes, it probably was.
  Did I like her speech? I thought she was extremely compelling, not just because of her sexy accent and physical beauty, but because she seems intelligent and kind. 
  Will Melania's "plagiarism" hurt the Trump campaign?
  Um, no. 
  In fact, I think the pathetic mass media pile on will only solidify Trump's support. 
  My GOSH, it was absurd, especially given the willful ignorance of the press regarding the plagiarism, insults, threats, theft, lies and law breaking of the Democrat party and in particular the criminal Hillary Clinton.
  There were 27 words "plagiarized" in that speech: words like "your word is your bond" type stuff. Gee, nobody ever says that in America, do they? 
  In fact, the "comedians" in the Democrat party have immediately emerged with "comedy" imitating Melania, who they claim plagiarized "huge chunks" of Michelle Obama's speech. HUGE CHUNKS? Hahahahah! Aren't they funnY?
  Though a speech writer (who happens to be a Democrat) has now confessed to the "crime" of plagiarism, regardless the plagiarism of Biden/Obama/Democrats I have to wonder if, indeed, this was an act of sabotage or, at least, extreme sloppiness by the Trump campaign.
  Powerline bloggers, who aren't big Trump fans, have a good commentary:
Yes, it was sloppy and amateurish for such a mistake to have been made, but compared to what Democrats do Melania’s stumble isn’t even a parking ticket. Democrats simply lie about everything. It’s their business model. Maybe they just take their clues from Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. (Memo to Trump, incidentally: You should be calling Warren Fauxcahontas, since she made up her Indian heritage as a way of perpetrating a fraud on several universities in their hiring decisions. And she plagiarized a cookbook. Seriously: a cookbook.) And the media seldom devote as much attention to liberal lies.
  Now, maybe Trump has rejected the RNC's help in organizing this rally, but I sorta doubt it. Given the frequent and obvious hostilities expressed by so-called Republicans toward Trump, nothing would be more believable than the fact that the RNC is not only letting the lack of organization disrupt the rallies, but also encouraging it.
  Given that John Kasich hasn't seen fit to attend the RNC event in our own state, nothing, nothing would surprise me or anyone else who's watching as events unfold.
  The problem for these snobs is that Trump voters are so fed up with the media and the superiority of the Republican elite that we can see right through the (insert invective here. I'm trying to exercise a period in my life where I refrain from cussing.).
  Here's an example of the repugnant reportage on the right from the Weekly Standard:
There are worse fates than covering a Republican convention, but damned if I can think of any. The traffic is ungodly. The frumpy delegates look like they were tailored by Betsy Ross. The protesters smell like old cheese stored in a used sweat sock. And in the unlikely event you stumble upon an untold story, rest assured it will have been tweeted six ways to Sunday before you can even turn on your laptop.
  Oh, ho, ho! Apparently Mr. Labash wears only Armani and cleanses his pores several times daily, not to mention the requisite Botox and organic face peels. Is he being comically sarcastic? Who knows and who cares? I'm not forgiving him or reading him again.
  Then there's Allahpundit over at Hot Air who has heard some juicy gossip from the NYT that Trump offered both domestic and foreign policy control to Kasich if he'd consider being VP:
To believe this, you’d need to believe that Donald Trump has no interest in the presidency apart from its value as the ultimate ego trip, a supreme indulgence to vanity in which everyone he meets will now have to treat him as the world’s biggest big shot.
So, yeah: Highly plausible.
  Work your way through the rest of the post and you'll just feel virtually kissed and hugged by Allahpundit if you support Trump, even marginally. Well, not.
  I have "conservative" FB friends who post repeatedly how much they despise/fear/disdain Trump and his supporters. 
  Regardless what Hillary Clinton will do to the Supreme Court, regardless what Hillary Clinton will do to national security, regardless the number of lies Hillary Clinton has told and the crimes she has committed, not to mention her absolutely contemptuous attitude toward any American who doesn't support her, my "conservative" friends, many of whom are Christian, remain themselves contemptuous of Trump and his supporters.
  Look, we know what Hillary will do to this country. We don't know with Trump.
  Trump is soliciting advice from good people (notwithstanding the execrable Roger Stone), and his kids sure are great examples of successful hard workers who exemplify the American dream. Yeah, he had 3 marriages but you don't get kids like that without some moral fiber.
  Several conclusions I have reached, then: the media aren't even pretending to be anything but an arm of the Democrat Party.
  Many Republican elites aren't even pretending to be anything but an arm of the Democrat Party, which is exactly why Trump is where he is now.
  The evil that we see enacted daily on our tv screens has one goal: break down the current legal system and use that opportunity to reinstate something sinister.
  There's much more at stake than just an election.
  And for that fact alone, it's hard to forgive the so-called "Republicans'" or "conservatives" who refuse to are behaving so badly right now.
  The will of the people has been determined. 
  Why are they having so much trouble accepting it?

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Democrat party: an ugly story

  Having watched "President" Obama speak at the memorial for 5 murdered white policemen, I have to say it was the same old thing: grievances, "institutional" racism, y'all have to admit cops are racist, lofty nasal rhetoric intended to "lift" his admirers while slapping his detractors over the face.
  The news of the past week has been sickening; how hilarious to hear Democrat liars call Mike Pence, a conservative Christian fiscally responsible politician, an "extreme" choice.
  Because Hillary isn't extreme; well, maybe extremely careless, but not...oh, forget it.
  I might have to break my movie boycott to go see how extreme Hillary is and how extreme the Democrat party has become.
  Here's a preview of Dinesh D'Souza's Hillary's America.
  You will remember D'Souza was jailed for doing something far less than Democrats do all the time.

  The party funded by death and the sale of baby body parts.
  The party of no borders.
  The party of denial of truth.
  Hillary's machine.
  So, yeah.
  I'll vote for Trump.