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29 January 2019

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Russ

Be Careful of What You Support.

I was going to suggest the support of Howard Schultz could also be a winning strategy for Trump, but then I read this by Roger Simon at PJ Media

American politics is crazy these days and the craziest thing of all is that Starbucks founder Howard Schultz -- a Democrat possibly running as an independent -- could actually win the presidency.

Say what, you exclaim? Has Simon gone off the deep end, if he wasn't there already? Indie candidates never win. They're just spoilers.

Just as a reminder, I was one of the first to predict that Donald Trump would win -- second only to Scott Adams, according to American Thinker. That doesn't mean I will be right again. It's just worth pointing out.

And, yes, Trump himself is obviously anxious for Schultz to get into the race. Why else would the president have so quickly taunted the businessman in a tweet saying that he didn't have the "guts" to run? Trump was obviously goading Howard to get in because the conventional wisdom is that Schultz would split the Democratic vote, leading to the easy reelection of Donald.

Be careful what you wish for, as they say.

[. . . ]

Nevertheless, write Shultz off at your peril.

For the moment I agree. There are a lot of pissed off voters who are mad at both ineffective parties and given a viable solution Schultz could gain voters from both camps. How many voters will be determined by future events? Stay Tuned!

MMM

,,,all the above will not be necessary as long as a not-Republican runs as an independent.

George Rebane

None should confuse monetary support to maintain a candidacy with ultimately voting for the candidate. It is the composition of the ballot which is of interest here.

Walt

The LIBs in NY already have buyer's remorse.
They can't wait to vote out the commie chick.

Don Bessee

Let the socialists push back on this -

It is booming by nearly every meaningful measure, and the president has every right to take a large measure of credit for it.

In November, unemployment dropped to its lowest rate in a half century. African-Americans, Latinos and women are thriving. Black unemployment was at 5.9 percent in May, the lowest ever recorded. Women’s unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in 65 years.
ANDY PUZDER: PRESIDENT TRUMP DESERVES ALL THE CREDIT FOR OUR SOARING LABOR MARKET

And, no Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it is not because people are working two jobs and a zillion hours a week. Employment statistics don’t work that way. It’s because more people have jobs. And more people are encouraged about their prospects of finding a job.

Labor force participation continues to rise because strong wage growth is causing Americans who were once too hopeless to even look for work to pour back into the job market. In fact, unemployment ticked up slightly to 3.9 percent (still historically very low) in December despite adding 312,000 jobs because nearly 100,000 formerly “discouraged workers” decided to start looking for jobs.

For good reason. America has created more than five million jobs since Trump entered office. And for the first time there are more job openings in America than there are unemployed people.
Industries that some said were dead and never coming back – like manufacturing – are booming. Manufacturing added 284,000 jobs in 2018, the most in a year for more than a decade.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/state-of-the-union-2019-the-trump-economy-is-a-success-story-not-even-his-harshest-critics-can-deny

;-)

Michael R. Kesti

I like it. It has a just a hint of complicity.

MMM

,,,this might put a crimp in the plan to re-elect the Liar-in-Chief,,,once conservatives realize that he is totally full of crap they might vote for an alternative,,,

https://www.dni.gov/files/ODNI/documents/2019-ATA-SFR---SSCI.pdf

George Rebane

MMM 742am - Well, that's a risk. But conservatives elected him once, and since then have focused on his not-so-risible accomplishments instead of the "crap" that TDS sufferers have insisted he is full of (pardon the dangler). To conservatives, libertarians, and conservetarians (and maybe even some centrists) so far he has delivered.

MMM

,,,funny that there was no mention of a threat from our southern border in the threat report,,,

MMM

,,,Trump is more in line with what Putin would have us believe than what our national intelligence services are telling us,,,

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfy6ubAdLvo

L

Having just watched former head honchos of our Nat]l Intel services side with the ongoing coup attempt, I'm disinclined to accord their opinion much weight. L

MMM

,,,of course you are L,,,because we know that you know that Trump is a '''very stable genius'''

MMM

,,,easy way to beat Trump,,,

Howard Schultz

Self made billionaire,,,not given play dough by daddy

Provides health care and education for his employees

Doesn't like Liz Warren politics or slouching toward Socialism

Can actually string a sentence together,,,unlike the stumbler in Chief

Gregory

Let's recall what happened when the DNC decided to elevate the Pied-Piper candidates in the GOP for the 2016 elections...

https://observer.com/2016/10/wikileaks-reveals-dnc-elevated-trump-to-help-clinton/

You can go ahead and play with that fire; I'll just play by myself in the libertarian corner.

Bill Tozer

1) Dr. Rebane. I like your (tongue in cheek?) plan, but A Occassional Cortex is currently too young to run. I can’t bring myself to send her money. Besides, she already makes $170,000 a year. Not bad for a girl raised in the weathly Heights in Queens...er..I mean not bad for a waitress from the Bronx. And I just can’t bring myself to send Pocahontas one red cent....for personal reasons. I may reconsider as events unfold.

2) Howard Shultz is a forminable foe. He has more intelligence that the rest of the Democrat Socialist candidates combined, by far. His biggest draw back is he is good at math, which is antithetical, repulsive, and nauseating to the Left. A huge drawback. Math bad and cannot co-exist with the Left. Feelings are real.

3) Gregory
“Howard Schultz Did Not Leave His Party....the Democrat Party left him.” Hmm. I have heard that phrase a lot in in the last few years.

If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the Democrats’ answer to Trump, then Howard Schultz is their John Kasich.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/howard-schultz-democratic-party-leftist-turn/

Russ

L@09:04

After 20 years in the Air Force, I hold a similar view. Those Department Heads did not write their presentations, they were written by the "Deep State" staffers left over from eight years of Obama. It will be Trump's second term before they are weeded out of the bureaucratic infrastructure. If the threat goes away, there will be force reductions and jobs lost. One thing bureaucracy does really well is job protection. Not much else, but they are really good at protecting their jobs, even they have to set their bosses up to get fired.

Bill Tozer

I got the plan. Foolproof! Third time is a charm. Run, Hillary, run.

http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/30/run-hillary-run/

Paul Emery

This whole thing is getting beyond weird! Now we have Trumps Press Secretary going on record stating that Trump is some kind of divine intervention by God.

Direct quote from Sarah Huckabee:

"White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the Christian Broadcasting Network that she believes Donald Trump’s election was desired by God.

““I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times,” she told the religious broadcaster, “and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/sarah-sanders-thinks-god-wanted-donald-trump-become-president/

MMM

,,,conversely,,,the way for Trump to lose is to keep running running up debt,,,

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-28/another-year-another-1-trillion-in-new-debt-for-u-s-to-raise

George Rebane

re MMM 248pm - Here's another example of how progressives(?) understand how government operates - Trump did it all by his lonesome.

MMM

,,,and conservatives? know Obama did it all by himself as well I am sure,,,

Paul Emery

George

You were certainly on the pile up accusing Obama of running up the deficit when he was chief. How do you reconcile your difference when you give Trump slack on the matter? Don't say it was ordained by God which is the latest ploy by the Trump team as expressed by his Press Secretary.

MMM

,,,this would be the time for conservatives to also run an independent candidate,,,you cannot do worse than Trump,,, whom Madeleine Albright refers to as '''the first anti-democratic president in modern U.S. history'''

scenes

"the way for Trump to lose is to keep running running up debt,,,"

Honestly, I don't think that people much care. It'll only become noticeable when the bond market finally keels over. It isn't like any other empire managed to keep a currency going forever.

A trillion is the same as a billion is the same as 10 trillion.

It's kind of like how 5 billion for border defenses (or de fences) is an earth shatterin', country killin' kind of sum while 100 billion for the Fresno Flyer is A-OK. One large number is about the same as another.

Todd Swallows

Scenes-

Can you place a finger on the date when Republicans dropped their claim as fiscal conservatives and champions of family values?

Bill Tozet

Howard Shultz is the only one running on a balance budget, reducing the deficient and debt. He calls it his most number one urgent issue. It is ‘The Issue’. Vote for Howard!

Also, the numbero uno issue for ALL the Leftinistas is Medicaid for all. Howard says he is against that. How are we going to pay for it??

Although I refuse to enter a Starbucks chain unless I got a big load to drop off and I can’t hold it no longer, I will continue to boycott Starbucks, except their little girls rooms. Like, what kind of wack job would spent 4-5 bucks or even 6-7 smackers for fu-fu coffee? That must be a artist colony thang.

On second thought, maybe I will past on dropping the kids off at the pool inside a Starbucks ladies room.

https://eterritorial.com/47-guest-writers/lou-binninger/14509-starbucks-shooting-gallery

MMM

,,,haha yes BillyT,,,we agree that Starbucks is the place to '''go'''

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 30 January 2019 at 03:04 PM


You were certainly on the pile up accusing Obama of running up the deficit when he was chief.


….and you were certainly all for ignoring Obamas profligacy when he was committing it. Only now becoming a budget hawk now that Trump is president and Obama is out on his book tour.


HEY……WAIT A MINUTE……I DIDN'T VOTE FOR OBAMA THE SECOND TIME!

Paul Emery

that's right Fish. Thanks for reminding RR readers about that. I am capable of learning from my mistakes. Are you? Do you plan to vote for Trump 2nd time around?

scenes

"Can you place a finger on the date when Republicans dropped their claim as fiscal conservatives and champions of family values?"

I think that only some Republicans are particularly concerned about budgets. Although not all are Christians, I'd say that family values are a more common strain. Just an opinion. I will admit that Republicans appear to be less interested in funding of non-mandatory programs. People seem to love (or hate) a culture more than they worry about spending.

Medicare, for example, is largely a debt transfer from one generation to another, and I don't hear much about cutting it from anyone. In addition to it being an ever-increasing part of .gov expenditures, I imagine that it's artificially low payment structure to health providers pushes up the cost of health care to everyone else. (which is another reason why Medicare-for-all is a non-starter).

scenes

BillT@3:25PM

From your article:

"Does anyone remember the SF light pole that fell across the intersection after urine eroded its metal base? The liberal solution is urine resistant light standards."

Good line.

Todd Juvinall

"Learning from his mistkes" says Paul Emery! Jeeze if that is not simply transparent hypocrisy. Oh I was quiet for eight years as Obama doubled the national debt but now I hate Trump so I will condemn what I once never said a thing about. Sorry we did not just fall off the turnip truck. You are a total lefty hypocrite and we all know it.

And I bet you are all in for the New York abortion bill passed this week.

Robert Cross

here you go boys.. get your trump 20/20 t-shirts now. Fly the colors proudly,

https://teechip.com/Trump2020ish?retailProductCode=4ED212E293A4B3-82E62450064D-GS1-TC0-ROY

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 30 January 2019 at 04:10 PM


that's right Fish. Thanks for reminding RR readers about that. I am capable of learning from my mistakes. Are you? Do you plan to vote for Trump 2nd time around?


I DIDN'T VOTE FOR TRUMP THE SECOND TIME!


Actually I didn't vote for him a first time either. I might this time though if the Libertarians nominate another lemon like Johnson!

Todd Juvinall

Kamala Harris is not an African American as she claims as reported. She is half Indian (Insia) and half Jamaican. Maybe she a Fauxchontas should commiserate? And AOC is going to get primaried by her own party for all her word mishaps against blacks. Those Latinos don't much care for the blacks apparently.

fish

Posted by: Roberta Cross | 30 January 2019 at 04:49 PM


I like this one better Roberta.


https://www.amazon.com/Cryptofashion-Trumpslide-2020-Election-T-Shirt/dp/B07B5Z6XHS

Robert Cross

and here is another reason to vote for trump -- Sarah Huckster Sanders says, "God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president,”

There you have it.. trump is God's choice for President. Wow! What an endorsement. Do you think God has turned his/her back on trump's infidelities and other moral transgressions just like all the other good Christian trump voters?

Any theologians out there have any thoughts on whether or not trump is actually the anti-Christ of Biblical prophecy?

fish

No Trumpslide 2020 eh George?

fish

osted by: Roberta Cross | 30 January 2019 at 04:58 PM

and here is another reason to vote for trump -- Sarah Huckster Sanders says, "God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president,”


……as if people needed another Roberta!

George Rebane

fish 459pm - Au contraire mon cherie - the best is yet to come. Get ready to peel some Lincolns out of your wallet. ;-)

Todd Swallows

Todd 5:45-
"She isn't black, she's half Jamaican."
Of course, Jamaicans are descended from Latvia, don't ya know?

Bill Tozer

Getting frisky this evening boys? Momma has a headache....or did she say to you bedwetters, “Not tonight sweet pea, I have a Trump migraine.”

Come, let us reason together.
Two things, nay three.

1) The Tea Party folks and the conservatives went bonkers when Obama spent more money than all the Presidents combined up to that point. Doubled the debt. Trump signing off adding a trillion a year to the Congressial passed budget seems rather tame in comparison. Today it is called “continuing resolutions”, Senate don’t need to write no new stinkin’ budget, duh. Kick the can down Tobacco Road.
Balanced budgets or paying down the debt was not a major reoccurring campaign theme or high priority by either major pay in 2016, despite Huggin Bear’s quotes he dug up.
Watched a bunch of electrifing “blow the roof off the building” Trump rallies and balanced budgets (deficient spending) were throw away lines and not the main thrust, if mentioned in passing or at all.
What did My Gal say about the forgotten issue? I can’t hear you. No one makes it an issue except Rand Paul and that retired guy from Oklamhoma, Senator Tom Coburn with his Government wasteful spending Hall of Shame weekly lists that nobody read, save moi and a few. I miss Senator Tom.

Rand Paul cries out against deficient spending and a crazed far-left wingnut busted up his ribs. At least he didn’t take a bullet on the Congressional baseball field during practice from another far left crazied nutjob. Always a silver lining. That Freedom Caucus best watch their backs.

2). The ignorant sin the fakenews Hugging Bear News Director always erroneous commits is he never differentiates between conservatives and Republicans. Ann Coulter is a conservative. Mark Levin is a conservative first and foremost and vehemently disagrees with Trump on trade policies...and Mitch on constructional grounds concerning spending. Jeff Flake is not a conservative and neither was “Bomb, Bomb Iran” sacred cow McCain. Corker and the like are Repubicans or RHINOs.
Trump did not run as a conservative, but has delighted many conservatives with his surprisingly conservative leanings on some important issues. Some. I said before the wonderful election night results came in that with Trump you can get The Wall and single payer. Mixed bag. America First is close enough. Also I said if he could deliver on 2-3 on his top ten campaign promises and get them pushed through, I would be tickled pink.

Promise #1: We are going to beat Crooked Hillary and we are going to win, folks.” Then he got Neil on SCOUS, which is all folks like Gregory cared about, being a true libertarian and all. Now Trump is working on the Wall and his effort is Herculean, win or loose. Economy hasn’t gone down the crapper and is delightfully shooting up some of those Obama green spouts.
Trump is not a Republican or a conservative. He is the right tool at the time for right job. Nothing more, nothing less. Beat Hillary, crush PC, and sell American exceptionalism. “We have been getting screwed by other nations, folks.” Unfair. That chaps my hide.

3). Jesus came for the sick, not the well. And God uses flawed men to accomplish His purposes. Doubting Thomas, Christian hater and Christian slayer (the murderous zealot Saul Of Tarsus), King Cyrus, Perian Kings, Pharoh, and on and on it goes. Or maybe Trump is one of HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE!
Some say that Nostradamus has a spine-chilling prediction of the assassin of Trump in 2019. I report, you decide.

So, what does this all mean? Why do I support the God Emperor Trump? What is the meaning of all this? Glad you asked. Simple, but not always easy. Winning.

To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women! ... their hairy armpit women.

MMM

,,,The way I see it the Rebane Plan for Trump re-election relies on finding the most wackydoodle fringe candidate to run against Trump. It is kind of sad that the bar has to be set so low for opposing candidates as to give Trump a winning advantage...

Robert Cross

In the "trump doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground" category-- his often repeated lie that drugs are pouring across the border excuse for building his legacy wall was dealt a blow of reality when he largest fentanyl bust in history occurred. .... at the Nogales border checkpoint in a hidden compartment in a truck carrying cucumbers...just like drug enforcement authorities say most drugs come into the country... not by pack mule across the dessert as trump likes to suggest.
What a maroon..

George Rebane

MMM 151pm - ALL candidates in ALL elections seek to have the least electable opponents possible. There is nothing sad about it, it is the realworld. And in this case it is the Dems who are dredging their barrel's bottom coming up with dozens, one loonier than the next. The Repubs just want to increase the likelihood of their candidate running against one of them. Are you clear on the concept, or do you advocate 'moral standards' which no one has ever followed or will do so in the future?

RoberC 241pm - I think you're unclear on the topic of this commentary. Give it another try.

Todd Juvinall

Todd Swallows | 30 January 2019 at 05:05 PM

My you can't even copy/paste correctly. I did not say she is not black. You just make stuff up.

Todd Juvinall

Robert Cross | 31 January 2019 at 02:41 PM

Trump is not lying and your example is the proof. In this case the Border Patrol caught the drugs. You really have a lack of common sense.

George Rebane

ToddS 505pm - It seems that you are now just making up quotes of things no one has said in these comment streams. That is a sleazy behavior that does not contribute to the dialogues and debates herein. Mr Juvinall called you on it, and it appears that this was not your first infraction. On RR, quotes are sacrosanct. A word to the wise.

Todd Juvinall

I think you are talking about the other guy using my first name. I have not made anything up./

Todd Juvinall

Yes you are posting his 505 comment. That is not me.

Todd Juvinall

Oops my bad. You are correct. It is that dude. LOL! Sorry.

Bill Tozer

Howard Shultz. Well, he certainly hit a raw nerve and exposed a big weakness that needs to be exploited. With that said, I want the most wacky Progressives to leapfrog over the pack, only to have an even more wackier one to leapfrog over the pack, only to have the Great Kahuna of Wacky leapfrog over the pack and take them over the cliff. Howard will be crushed by the Clintonistas. TDS guarantees it.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/01/the-panic-of-2019.php

Good news. Whatever AOC spouts, a Socialist Party canidate will match or beat. I see your 70% tax and raise you a 90% tax.

http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/31/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-unicorn-field-fantasy-candidates/

Maybe I don’t need to send in a Lincoln quite just yet.

Todd Swallows

Todd 505
"I did not say she is not black. You just make stuff up."
Todd 4:54
"Kamala Harris is not an African American as she claims as reported . . . she is half Jamaican"

Okay, I give, you didn't say she was "black". African American means exactly what? Purple?

Todd Juvinall

You are a phony and need to stop lying.

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