Chris Christie starts the bandwagon effect

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We have now entered the “if you can’t beat ’em, better join ’em” period of the 2016 Republican campaign, in which the opportunists and careerists begin to come forward, eager to jump on the frontrunner’s bandwagon. The first major figure to make the move is Chris Christie, who now boasts a whopping 29 percent job-approval rating from voters back home in New Jersey and has no discernible future in state or national politics.

Unless he hitches a ride with The Donald, that is.

“I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States,” Christie said in a surprise joint appearance with Trump at a rally in Texas today. Trump was equally gracious, noting in response to a question that Christie has “certainly got the talent” to be vice president, but “we actually haven’t even talked about it.”

Newt Gingrich — the intellectual godfather of the modern GOP, if a vast dumbing-down can in fact have an intellectual godfather —  pretty much joined the parade as well:

Others will soon follow, especially if Trump does as well as expected Tuesday. As Gingrich implies, what was once unacceptable must now be made acceptable; what the party once tried to reject must be embraced.  Memory banks will be wiped clean, because we have always been at war with Eurasia. Politicians who in the recent past have been blunt about their opposition to Trump will begin to discover previously unsuspected virtues in the man, and will come forward to kiss the ring.

And Trump is going to enjoy it all immensely.

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Kamchak
Kamchak

Rare Saturday SHEETZ

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

Some remarkable things being said surrounding the latest G-20 meetings where the leaders of the global financial system gather to discuss problems and strategy.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@Donnie_Pinko  If the UK leaves the EU it will make the Greek debt crisis look like a minor issue.  And that is only about the 5th worst thing that could happen in 2016 - keyword being "could".  China is still the biggest problem.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@Donnie_Pinko @PaulinNH  Brexit would be a disaster for the UK - and bad for the global economy as a whole.  If the EU were a more transparent and democratic organization it would never have gotten this far - Cameron is in a tough position (one he basically brought on himself).

Kamchak
Kamchak

@PaulinNH 

2-1 Blue Lions over Southampton.

Leaped over your Toffees.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@PaulinNH 

Saw that. That's what I was talking about last week. 

Now that New York Times has made it safe to talk about, I guess we won't get any Alex Jones jokes.

ByteMe
ByteMe

@Donnie_Pinko Not just working people, but the entire process.  His wife is a freakin' lobbyist!

Peachs
Peachs

The GOP bring really seedy people to the public "service "and then act like that is an American tradition.

They are going to have a tough time topping Trump as a really seedy individual. It is like watching a mobster movie. Family values has a whole new definition. Maybe they should call it crime family.

ByteMe
ByteMe

 Immigration is a symptom of economic dysfunction, not the real issue.

I had the exact same conversation this week with a Trumper.  I said even if you built the biggest wall for about a trillion dollars, those jobs that the middle class used to have would never come back and they'd be in the exact same hole, except now there would be no one to accept those crappy jobs that only migrant workers want.  It didn't really solve the problem that we needed more manufacturing, construction, infrastructure jobs for people who just were never going to get further than maybe a GED.

I beat him into submission on the second part, but he's still a Trumper.

Peachs
Peachs

If you ever wonder how communist become communist ,you start to see it in this mindset the Trump supporters have . To hell with the facts they're going to think the way they want to think or are told to think. And that is what we call a free country.

ByteMe
ByteMe

 Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a longtime leader in the conservative political movement, tweeted Friday that the GOP establishment should see that it is inevitable that Donald Trump will be the party's presidential nominee.
http://tinyurl.com/hdx24wh



honested
honested

@St Simons he-ne-ha 

So how do we reach out to Bubba, and everyone who bought the ray-gun koolaid in it's various forms since the '80s and explain YOU WERE DUPED, IT DOESN'T WORK AND IT WILL NEVER WORK.

Then engage in a 'National Reboot' to establish a dialog on what does work and how to bring it about.

Who needs any proof beyond the current Congress and what passes for 'candidates' in the republiklan Presidential race?

Peachs
Peachs

The Republicans have done is progressively taking us down the path of sorry people. Every four years they insult us with a sorrier person than they had for years earlier. They are like ISIS in the way they hide in the population. In this case the Republicans hide in our churches pretend they are one of them. The next thing we know we are voting for Trump, nothing to do with family or church. These people are destroying the creditably of our society and values, under a flag of the church.

honested
honested

@Peachs 

I can only remember the words of Barry Goldwater "For the republiklan party to get in bed with religion is probably the stupidest damned thing we have ever done".

bu22
bu22

@Peachs Hillary Clinton.  Really, you look like you enjoy being insulted.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

I saw a link posted for Peggy Noonan's recent piece in the WSJ.  That leftist bastion Forbes explains why she is wrong. http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2016/02/26/understanding-trump-the-protected-and-the-unprotected/#4388a8ee33ec  

The money quotes: 

First, Noonan’s math is bad. She talks about the “top half” sticking it to the rest. Even the average Joe knows that it’s more like the top 1% sticking it to bottom 90%.

Second, Noonan is fiddling with a symptom, not the root cause. Immigration is a symptom of economic dysfunction, not the real issue. Even if immigration was in some sense fixed, the system would still be rigged against the underclass. By continuing to shine a light on immigration, Noonan herself is part of the phenomenon of “the protected class” not wanting to understand–or trying to distract attention from–the precise way in which the system is rigged.


honested
honested

@PaulinNH 

As always, I wonder why anybody pays peggy noonan for her opinion.

She must have a world record for being publicly wrong.

Peachs
Peachs

Noonan is on too many anti-depressants.

honested
honested

@Peachs 

But she obviously has an excellent plastic surgeon on staff!

Peachs
Peachs

@foo2u there is no competition for the offices, the establishment ,at the grass roots, sit in smoke filled rooms and we are treated like children at the child's table. We need a second party in this state ,and the south, and call BS on the GOP, or all they are going to run is the best liars, to depend on them covering the worse liars, who are the ones making money off this poor state. If you have not got money, but a fat gutted politician who has multiwives, lear jets, and fancy clothes do, where do you think your money went?

Peachs
Peachs

Trump is just a very sorry person, who i am embarrassed to tell my grand daughters is a presidential candidate, more less a president.  The GOP sponsors this, they tried to dump Palin on us.  Now you got church people talking Trump, and they get upset when you call them hypocrites. 


To add to that, this sorry state we live in since the Republicans took over have hard working Americans backing this party, for what, what has the GOP done for you?  Take some time today and google the Democrat years for Georgia, and tell me they didn't do much better for a state that needs education, economics and to bring back common sense, not Dodge City..


The churches are losing members left and right, my suggestion is stay in the church and leave the Republican Party, one is good the other is bad, look at your soul which can be saved and your pocketbook that is empty, and wonder why!!

Peachs
Peachs

@foo2u Foo if the Republicans were really helping the economy I would be all for them, but the poorest days in the union are the ones who endorse this stupidity, so some tobacco stained, fat gutted, son of a plantation owner, can keep the power and in lowering wages keep the slaves he claims he has not got.  

St Simons he-ne-ha
St Simons he-ne-ha

Trump leads GOP toward cartoon characters

In steps Elmer Fudd....

#brilliant

goat diddler
goat diddler

If you are referring to Mittens, he is (apparently) less a man than Elmer Fudd... it was common knowledge that "the GOP could run Elmer Fudd and win"... well, they did neither.. they ran Mittens and they did NOT win... Turdblossom's protests notwithstanding...

St Simons he-ne-ha
St Simons he-ne-ha

@foo2u no I literally mean Elmer Fudd the cartoon, - credible by comparison - see what they did there? #brilliant heheheh

skydog12
skydog12

Hils at 13/5 in Vegas if Trump wins the nomination.


That`s youge. It`s like Troy State playing Alabama getting 39. Troy may win, but more likely is, going home in an ambulance.


skydog12
skydog12

@MaryElizabethSings @skydog12

The last sentence says this study is based on a normal election and this election is not normal.

Trump will melt when made to answer tough questions. He has NEVER had to answer to anybody his whole life. Soon he must answer or loose.



MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@skydog12


A word of caution, though, skydog.  See my just posted link to you about the strong possibility of a Trump win in November if he gets the Republican nomination.  That link to you is just now posted on the Johnny Cash thread.  Going to get more sleep now.  Best.

gotalife
gotalife

The cons are sick of losing so they think they can win with trump.


Good luck with that.


Dems wins yuge.

Gmare
Gmare

Ew, just raced thru a Cruz ad; the man is wearing lipstick. Ew. Well, I guess I'd say EW lipstick or not.

rimsky
rimsky

A jury in 2013 had found Dow Chemical liable in a price-fixing scheme with four other companies for chemicals used to produce urethane, a compound used infoam upholstery for furniture and plastic walls in refrigerators, according to Bloomberg. About 2,400 businesses that bought the chemicals from Dow joined in a class action against the industrial giant.///////

This for Mr. Liberal

Last night He was arguing how people were stupid to go for profit Trump college. 

Similarly Dow snookered other business by price fixing.  There are rules in this country about cheating like price fixing etc.

goat diddler
goat diddler

This snippet is from an article explaining how Dow has decided to drop an appeal from a one billion dollar judgment against them over price fixing.

The reason they decided to settle? Because thier defense hinges on a case before the SCOTUS, and since Scalywag kicked off they no longer feel confident in thier ownership of the Supreme Court and automatic judgements in favor of large corporations anymore...

goat diddler
goat diddler

Think about that...

One man on the bench of the SCOTUS made the difference as to whether Dow wanted to risk paying a billion dollars, or just pay 850 million to make it go away...

In other words they felt that gambling approx 150 million and paying thier legal team was a good bet before Scalywag died. They assumed he was reliably in their pocket and they could walk away with just legal fees out of pocket.

Why on earth would they assume such a thing?

Kamchak
Kamchak

@td1234 

From  Sister Peggy Noonan of the Order of the Absinthe Brain Fog??

td1234
td1234

@Kamchak So? What is your opinion about what is in the WSJ article? 

td1234
td1234

@Kamchak Never mind. I should have known better than to ask for a cognitive thought from you. 

goat diddler
goat diddler

@td1234 @Kamchak Here's my opinion of it...

Bravisimo!!! Probably the only article ever written by the woman that I somewhat agree with.