Trump triumphant

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Donald Trump’s remarkable hot streak continues, in just about every way imaginable.

He did very well on Super Tuesday– extremely well by the standards of a mortal politician — in delegate counts and victories. As one indication of the breadth of his support, he won easily in Massachusetts and he won easily here in Georgia. He didn’t win everywhere, but damn near. And where he lost, he was still highly competitive.

In his subdued victory press conference, Trump even attempted a lame and unconvincing impersonation of a president, clearly trying to shift gears for the general election yet to come.

But just as important, Trump’s opponents in the GOP did well enough — barely — to keep hope alive, meaning that they’ll stay in the race and continue to split the anti-Trump vote. Marco Rubio will insist that Ted Cruz should quit, for the good of the party and country. Cruz is likewise insisting that Rubio quit, asking him “to prayerfully come together” to defeat Trump.

Based on results, Cruz has the better logical argument to make. Rubio’s sole claim to credibility is the support of a desperate Republican establishment that may hate Cruz even more than it hates Trump. The problem is that support is an albatross in this environment, not an advantage.

“No one is going to call for us to get behind [Trump],” Rubio said last night. “They know that the nomination of Donald Trump means the end of the modern conservative movement and the modern Republican Party in a very devastating way.”

Bottom line: Last night represented another major, significant step toward Donald Trump becoming the GOP nominee, with all that portends. And at this stage, there aren’t many more steps between here and the finish line.

 

 

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lvg
lvg

Only hope Cons got now is a brokered convention with a total free for all. Probably end up with  Ryan as the candidate and Trump going third party 

Here's_to_Blue
Here's_to_Blue

Gotta repost this from St. Simon (bold font added by me).  I laughed out loud for a full minute.  Made my day!!


'America, you might call it an election - but to the rest of the world is viewing it as your IQ test." - a Scandanavian journalist

(big, cold countries in northern Europe for the Trump voters)


DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

JamVet 58 minutes ago

@JohnnyReb @ByteMe

You choose to remain oblivious and to play dumb about what this man says and how he answers questions.  He is counting on you to do that very thing..

Sorry Jam, but I’m with JR on this one.He’s, consistently, said on this blog that he prefers a WHITE MALE to run everything.He calls himself Johnny REB, and, (besides td1234), he knows more about how to become a member of the K345K323K, than anyone on this blog!So in his defense, I will supply the theory that its not that he’s OBLIVIOUS, its that he just doesn’t CARE.

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

"...CNN exit polls showed that roughly seven in 10 Republican voters described themselves as evangelical or born-again. And more than 40 percent of them – a plurality – supported the thrice-married billionaire over Cruz....." Sorry Jesus....Racism and bigotry takes priority.

Now I see where the disconnect is between republicans and everyone else!“Born Again” or “Evangelical” clearly has a different meaning to republicans.

Born Again – I am free to cite the bible anytime I want to chastise or subjugate YOU and what you’re doing; however I am also free to ignore that same bible when it clearly disagrees with me.

Evangelical – I believe that ALL life is precious EXCEPT the lives of the following:Black Teenagers, Mexicans, Arabs, and Anyone who doesn’t agree with me.

KUTGF
KUTGF

@DebbieDoRight Every sperm is sacred*

*a limited time offer....while in the female body.

KUTGF
KUTGF

@DebbieDoRight @rimsky Well shooting them was being more "polite" than using the F-bomb.  I means we all knows how them white folks get upset at the F-bomb.  ;D

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

@rimsky - He was in fear for his life.  His relatives all of a sudden started looking black to him....... 

rimsky
rimsky

Paul Ryan Has Had It Up To Here With Donald Trump's Racism 

But he'll still support him if he's the GOP nominee because nothing matters.//////

Talk about deer caught in the head light.

KUTGF
KUTGF

@rimsky Its because to the GOP its not "Country First" its GOP first. Even if "Making America Great Again" is now a dog whistle for "Making American White Again". 

rimsky
rimsky

Lindsey Graham: Oh God, We Might Have To Back Ted Cruz To Save Our Party//////

It is like a choice between cyanide and arsenic.

CommonSenseisntCommon
CommonSenseisntCommon

@rimsky Smart money would go to Kasich, someone who is a moderate to prove to the electorate that the Republicans CAN be moderate if in their best interests.

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

@CommonSenseisntCommon @rimsky - Kaisch backed his republican controlled State Congress in its efforts to disenfranchise millions of urban voters.  Yeah, he's a great choice....///sarc///

rimsky
rimsky

200 member Special Ops have captured a bunch of higher up ISIS people.  Interrogation is on the way.  Good Policy Obama.

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

'America, you might call it an election - but to the rest of the world is viewing it as your IQ test." - a Scandanavian journalist

(big, cold countries in northern Europe for the Trump voters)

rimsky
rimsky

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trumpsuffered a legal setback on Tuesday when a New York state court allowed a multimillion-dollar fraud claim against Trump University, filed by the state's attorney general, to proceed.///////

Now where is the outrage from the right.

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@rimsky

Caveat emptor, I say but if he's found guilty of fraud so be it.

honested
honested

@FIGMO2 @rimsky 

Well, if he is guilty of fraud, how do you think that will relate to his quest for President?

honested
honested

@rimsky 

They are probably taking comfort that only public servers were used to defraud the students.

honested
honested

Another favorite from last night was the Senator from South Carolina (a thoughtful Statesman despite the consumption of conserrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrvative koolaid) lamenting the fact that his party has gone "batshorts crazy" and will present the Presidency to Hillary Clinton in November...


Thanks Senator Graham, America thanks you as well!

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

In case you are not aware, the blog god will not let you post the word    k   l   a   n.  Without the spaces of course.

rimsky
rimsky

@JohnnyReb Happened to me yesterday.  Had to replace one of the letters.

honested
honested

There was a moment of hilarity in last night's coverage. debbie dooley (the deranged doyenne of the Georgia teaklan) predicted that Bernie Sanders supporters would probably vote for chump in November.........


Some pronouncements are just too entirely stupid to invent.

OldEngineer
OldEngineer

@honested She has come a long way over the years - much more palatable since the obvious "makeover" (including some much needed speech coaching), but still a wingnut for hire.

Philo_Farnsworth
Philo_Farnsworth

Compare artwork and wit, then get back to me.

In the AJC dead tree version, Ramirez's work is frequently placed with Luckovich's. Mikey L's gotta hate that. The contrast is stunning.

Philo_Farnsworth
Philo_Farnsworth

For political cartoon excellence, see Michael Ramirez...

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

@ByteMe @JohnnyReb there are article after article, some really old where Trump disavowed Duke.

I'm not surprised of the blind eye here.

Philo_Farnsworth
Philo_Farnsworth

Editorial wit of a dullard; artwork of a grade schooler.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@JohnnyReb 

There are articles after articles where I am predicted to win the Grand Prix de Monaco.

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

@Philo_Farnsworth agreed.

The blog god ate my first reply.  I thought it was mild, but maybe not.

Luckovich hides behind his cartoons.

Jay defends him.

Steve13
Steve13

@OldEngineer @Philo_Farnsworth  No, "excellence" is in the artwork and message.  I don't always agree with Ramirez, but his artwork is excellent - unlike Luckovich's.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@Steve13 

but his artwork is excellent - unlike Luckovich's.

You're a big boy now so I'm sure you'll get over it.

JamVet
JamVet

@JohnnyReb @ByteMe

You choose to remain oblivious and to play dumb about what this man says and how he answers questions.

He is counting on you to do that very thing...

Here's_to_Blue
Here's_to_Blue

@Philo_Farnsworth OMG!!  I've never encountered an editorial cartoonist with more venom, bile, vitriol and black-hearted hatred than Michael Ramirez!!