If it’s Tuesday it must be Trump

More vote counting today. Michigan is the big one, testing whether Mitt Romney made a difference against Trump in his so called home state. Trump is way ahead in Michigan and Mississippi, also voting today. Handicappers are saying that anything less than double-digit leads will be a sign Trump is losing momentum.

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50 thoughts on “If it’s Tuesday it must be Trump”

  1. it’s international women’s day!

    from time of india: “What is it, when is it and why was it set up?”

    International Women’s Day has marked the plight and achievements of women for more than a century -but is now looking ahead another 15 years to the world’s gender equality goals.

    Themed this year around “Planet 50-50 by 2030”, the United Nations-backed event will be celebrating women’s rights in more than 40 countries.

     

    see also about trump and today from last thread

  2. Chart to keep handy so that when you tell people where to go, you can give directions.

     

  3. Don’t miss the International Woman’s Day google with it’s wonderful short film of activists

     

  4. Jamie, thanks for the google info.  even the vatican mentions it:  (Vatican Radio) Google has marked International Women’s Day with a special live-action Google Doodle featuring real women discussing their hopes for the future, and a famous scientist mentions Pope Francis.

  5. Holy Estrogen!  I love women.  Happy Day, women!  You deserve it as you have done most of the work and gotten paid less (if at all)  PLUS the men have taken most of the credit for the work.  Take an extra day for maternity leave if you are lucky enough to get that!

  6. The cheap price of gas, not anger, is fueling this election cycle…Americans are getting out again and can attend rallies, vote, etc.   The simple humans want entertainment as cable and tv have resorted to a la carte binging.  The GOP has served-up Pico de Gallo debates although cock fighting has been outlawed across this great nation.  The dems have an old boring and loveless married couple bickering over finances and what they said over the past 45 years.   I hope the price of gasoline remains cheap until the election then we will see GOTV.    It is all about turnout.

  7. new yorker: American Demagogue

    And now here we are. Trump is no longer hustling golf courses, fake “universities,” or reality TV. He means to command the United States armed forces and control its nuclear codes. He intends to propose legislation, conduct America’s global affairs, preside over its national-intelligence apparatus, and make the innumerable moral and political decisions required of a President. This is not a Seth Rogen movie; this is as real as mud. Having all but swept the early Republican primaries and caucuses, Trump—who re-tweets conspiracy theories and invites the affections of white-supremacist groups, and has established himself as the adept inheritor of a long tradition of nativism, discrimination, and authoritarianism—is getting ever closer to becoming the nominee of what Republicans like to call “the party of Abraham Lincoln.” No American demagogue––not Huey Long, not Joseph McCarthy, not George Wallace––has ever achieved such proximity to national power.

  8. patd…it is a great day to come back.

    I have finally figured-out what HRC keeps under her lab coat, caftan outfits…her server!  A wise woman knows to keep it with her!!!  I look forward to her as POTUS…it will be a good thing for this country minus some rural parts.

     

  9. To those raising a hand to swear an oath th Trump, and who call themselves Christians…let me refer to this in a way Donald would understand 5-Jim and 5-Matt (and probably elsewhere in the NT).  Don’t swear oaths.  Let your yes, be your yes; your no, your no.  If preferred, Yoda: There is only do or not do.  Or Mary Poppins and her abhorrence of piecrust-promises.

    I don’t know if he is intentionally trying to reside over a cartoonish-looking,  Nazi rally; it may just be his ego that needs constant feeding.

    Ted’s views parallel The Donald’s in many ways, he’s just smart enough not to expose himself in such a flamboyantly, awful way.  Cruz is crazy like a fox.

  10. By summer’s end?  I feel the GOP will be all about the ambitious speaker, Paul Ryan.   A comic, Superman out-of-Janeville.

  11. BlondeW – That’s exactly Hillary & Bernie; an old, married couple bickering about money. Ha!  Bravo.

    They may not have the flash of a GOoPer debate, but it’s something everyone can relate to.

     

    Corey – What’s the vibe in your state today?

     

  12. bw, I agree that paul ryan will sweep in to a “boy- sterous” brokered convention and save them from themselves. but who will he pick for his running mate?

  13. “…you have done most of the work and gotten paid less (if at all)  PLUS the men have taken most of the credit for the work…”

    BW, you’re exactly correct. We could never have engaged in WW2 if women hadn’t made most of the munitions of War, pounded most of the rivets, transported the airplanes to the front, healed the wounded so that they could return to the battle, while receiving scant accolades for their devotion and sacrifices.

  14. patd,

    Paul Ryan / Christine Todd Whitman?

    Paul Ryan / John Kasich?

    (Governor Whitman’s admission she would vote for Secretary Clinton over Mr Trump may be a kiss of death re: conservative Republicans. Or a plus re: moderate & female Republicans.)

    Giving Governor Kasich a nod here for staying in the race so far & acting like an adult, even showing compassion at times.

  15. Flatus,

    My maternal Grandmother filled shells with explosive powder during World War II. Stained her skin yellow. My Mother was a volunteer plane spotter, identifying aircraft that flew over her tiny town.

  16. I watched the USF-UConn game yesterday evening. The UConn women deserved to win their conference championship and they did. My team, USF lacked essential leadership from the point guard. Consequently the team, as a cohesive entity, broke down. It was the first time they were available on my teevee programming; I’m not going to rush to change my plan.

  17. Lyin’ Ryan/Hayley. The GOP really wants to put up Nikki Hayley for veep.  I may disagree with her, but at least she isn’t a twit like you-know-who-from-Alaska.

  18. SJ,

    The unsaid point I was making was that there was boundless love, appreciation and respect for all who participated in the war effort, whether on the battlefield or in the support role.

    Post-War everybody wanted to forget–to recreate their vision of pre-Depression normalcy and prosperity. For most folks, this lasted until the initial batch of boomer babies came of age and women had the time, energy, motivation to work outside the home.

  19. The former Mrs. Trump, Marla Maples, is on “Dancing With The Stars” this season.  (They really should the-name this show. Stars?)

  20. Geraldo Rivera, former contestant on “The Apprentice,” is also dancing this season.  Forget Zika, Trump is spreading everywhere.

  21. Hi Flatus,

    You made your point very well 🙂 Thank You – it reminded me of the two most important women in my life. I know I don’t have the strength, quiet courage & intelligence they had. So many of us were privileged to know such amazing women. Everyday heroes, everyday.

  22. blueINdallas,

    Thank you for reminding me why I watch about this much –> {___} tv. I do like the Smithsonian Channel’s Air Disasters. Awful title, but interesting to science & why things go wrong geeks.

    I agree that abc is messing with us by using Stars in that title. Though I will give credit to the folks who work out daily & learn the dance moves. Quite the physical exercise.

  23. Yes, I watch the dances; try to skip the video packages and judges’ comments.  But when they have folks like Tom Delay (that was a weird season) or Half-Baked-Alaska’s daughter (and they keep cutting to her mommy in the audience, as she tries to remain relevant/grab a bit of spotlight by any means possible), it ticks me off.  I’m there for the dances and the improvement they show each week.  Keep your peanut butter out of my chocolate!

  24. Speaking of pugns, here’s the pugn mainstream response to the rise of Cruz from David Brooks.  Brooks’ anguish is palpable.

    The hour is late and the odds may be long. But there is still hope. It’s a moment for audacity, not settling for Ted Cruz simply because he’s the Titanic you know.

    LOL

  25. Blue,  keep your chocolate out of my peanut butter.

    BW, you’re right IMHO about the cheap price of gas.  Hell, even O’s job approval is showing positive through Gallup & CNN (negative through Rasmussen & the Economist) .  but even the cheap price of gas isn’t helping Congress, mired at an RCP average of MINUS 65.8.  Well, it IS a pugn Congress after all.

    Speaking of surreality TV, is it just me, or does anyone else find the new Apprentice headliner endorsing Kasich a bit ironic?  Will Ivanka be back in the Boardroom staring daggers at Ahnold? And has his accent gotten stronger lately?

  26. If you are not watching Samantha Bee on TBS or on line, do yourself a favor and catch up.  Her take on the debates alone are hilarious.

     

  27. This is an excellent documentary on the crisis in Flint.    Boy if you are poor and not white in Michigan (and other places) you are dismissed and no one pays any attention to your needs.   The governor and that sleazy emergency manager should be charged with crimes against humanity through malfeasance in public office  — and all their loyal soldiers too

    I haven’t heard any Republican on this issue —

    The emergency manager takeover is a policy promoted by the Koch heads

    This is what happens when the bottom line is the ONLY thing you are looking at and that is not the role of government
    Aside from the careless use of racism the most dangerous thing about Trump is his complete lack of understanding of the role of government.

  28. The Democrats should put Dr. Dean in charge of voter registration and get out the vote for November-

  29. It’s not up on You Tube yet, but the latest episode is on the TBS web page.  Episode 4 is the latest Democratic debate.  http://www.tbs.com/shows/full-frontal-with-samantha-bee.html

  30. Jamie, her best line:  “i don’t mean to sound sexist but men are just too emotional to be president.”

  31. Hey BlondeW…

    I’m both glad and sad that Peyton Manning has retired from football and your Broncos.  I’m sad that I won’t get to see him vs Brady any longer.  But I’m glad that he won’t risk getting seriously injured.

    Oh yeah…   this is a political site….    Go Hillary!

  32. hey solar, you’re being eclipsed today.

    Solar scientists discuss the 2016 eclipse and how it is a great preparation for the 2017 eclipse. As the moon slowly covers the face of the sun on the morning of March 9, 2016, in Indonesia, a team of NASA scientists will be anxiously awaiting the start of totality – because at that moment, their countdown clock begins. They plan to take 59 several-second exposures of the sun in just over three minutes, capturing data on the innermost parts of the sun’s volatile, superhot atmosphere – a region we can only observe during total solar eclipses when the sun’s overwhelmingly bright face is completely blocked by the moon.

  33. wonkette on drumpf being adolf:

    You were just Making America Great Again, but then all of a sudden you were caught on camera leading your buck-toothed followers in a pledge that probably sounded better in the original German, and all of a sudden, prominent Jewishes like Abe Foxman, former director of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor, are saying, “Ahem, that’s kind of like Hitler.” Oh fiddlesticks! 

    Donald Trump didn’t know! […..]

    Trump explains that it’s just because there are so many people doing it at the same time, it’s almost like something comes over them:

    Yesterday I had 20,000 people in Mississippi. I had tremendous crowds in Michigan. And sometimes we’ll do it for fun, and they’ll start screaming at me, “Do the swear-in! Do the swear-in!” […]

    Honestly until this phone call, I didn’t know it was a problem. … And I’ll tell you what, almost everybody in the room raises their hand!

     

  34. GOP can be truly ugly at times, but even they had to pull this one down after people left, right, and center screamed at them.  Ten minutes up was still enough for people to grab screen shots to shame them with.

     

  35. from the wrap:

    Yes, he went there. Bill Maher likened Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler on Friday’s episode of the HBO series “Real Time.”

    The comic host noted that the conservative Weekly Standard had dug up a 1990 article in Vanity Fair reporting that the GOP frontrunner “kept a volume of Hitler’s speeches by his bedside.”

    “I don’t sprechen sie German,” the comic said. “So I had one of Hitler’s speeches translated into English, and I think this tells us a lot about where Donald Trump is getting his ideas.”
    Also Read: Bill Maher Accuses GOP Candidates of ‘Empathy Gap,’ Hypocrisy on Immigration (Video)
     

    What followed was an old film clip of the notorious German leader delivering a fiery oration, to which Maher added satirical subtitles laden with Trump-isms such as “We’re going to make Germany great again” and accusing President Hindenberg of being “a stiff, very low energy.”

  36. csmonitor:

    Courting the votes of minority residents in Michigan, where Hillary Clinton and her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, will face off Tuesday, the former secretary of State delved into an uncomfortable and rarely acknowledged subject – her husband’s affair.

    Comparing former President Bill Clinton to the Biblical story of the prodigal son, Mrs. Clinton related the story of how she came to forgive him to a mostly black congregation at the Holy Ghost Cathedral, a modest church in a run-down neighborhood.

    She was introduced by Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn, who said the former first lady taught women how to “take a licking and keep on ticking‎.”

  37. Just starting to get noticed but loaded with a lot of potential trouble for Trump.  The EB-5 Visa

    This is a class of two year residency Visa given to applicants and their families in exchange for investment in US projects.  Favored types of investments Hotels & Casinos.  Trump licenses the use of his name and they build or invest in consortiums that are doing building.  He has a steady flow of income (his real “wealth” is a lot lower than claimed).  His sons and daughter have jobs.

    The drawback:  There is little to no vetting of the people getting these Visas beyond their wealth.  They don’t particularly care if the investments make a profit as their goal is getting the rights to live in the US long enough to start citizenship applications or full time residency.

    Major group investing are Chinese but a lot of middle east oil money.  For someone worried about the hoards storming our southern border to be granting almost immediate access for cash is disingenuous at best and terrifying at worst.

  38. Jamie

    Those visa’s a quiet secret.

    I guess they are big investors in the NY market. My nephew, the fancy NY chef, was /is still thinking about starting his own restaurant. He told me they were looking for Chinese investment. I guess they aren’t as picky about who they loan money to as all they are doing is buying a ticket to the US. As I recall for 1/2 mil.  they can fast track their way here.

    Jack

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