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by rwetmore
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gail Collins: Take the Trump Quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Gail Collins: Take the Trump Quiz

I also scored 8 out of 11, so what does this mean?
by rwetmore
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: More primary results

Trump barely squeaked out Missouri. That win may be significant, but I still say he's going to fall short of 1237. I predict he'll get somewhere between 1100-1200.
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama to announce Supreme Court nominee at 11 a.m.
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: Obama to announce Supreme Court nominee at 11 a.m.

Look, a lot of people are deluding themselves and making themselves look like fools on this issue. I will not engage in such hypocrisy and overt foolishness. I've been reading a lot of blog comments on this, and it's sad what I'm seeing. BTW, if any of you ever wonder why many of us conservatives th...
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Hillary should debate Donald
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: How Hillary should debate Donald

It is true though that many millions have voted for him and support him. More than any of the other candidates on the Republican side. While surely some have cast a vote mostly against him and not for other candidates, it's not fair or objective to say all of those votes for other candidates were so...
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Hillary should debate Donald
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: How Hillary should debate Donald

Now, I do agree that if he has the most delegates by a significant margin he should get the nomination, but the rules don't stipulate that at all. More than likely it wouldn't be taken away from him by someone who's running, but someone who is not. Like Romney.
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Hillary should debate Donald
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: How Hillary should debate Donald

I highly doubt there would be riots if he fails to get the nomination having the largest number of delegates. Protests maybe, but not riots. However, if he does get the nomination there may be riots from the same groups, i.e. move-on.org and 'black lives matter', who staged what they did at Trump's ...
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Hillary should debate Donald
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: How Hillary should debate Donald

Well, I predict Trump will not make it to 1237. I can only conceive of him getting the nomination if he gets to that number, but I suppose it's still possible even if he doesn't. We'll see.
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Hillary should debate Donald
Replies: 10
Views: 866

How Hillary should debate Donald

How Hilary should debate Donald http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/03/how_hillary_clinton_should_debate_donald_trump.html I have to admit this is a very thoughtful piece; however, I still think Trump is going to fall short of the magic number of 1237 and not get the nomina...
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A nuclear armed Trump
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: A nuclear armed Trump

Even that's not original, he just posts links he thinks might be worthy, if he read his own links he;d realize they are not close to factual most of the time, And who determines whether they are 'factual' or not? This is ridiculous, especially in any kind of political discussion. Two of your thread...
by rwetmore
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A nuclear armed Trump
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: A nuclear armed Trump

Oh, I'm certainly not comfortable with the idea of Donald Trump as commander in chief of the armed forces, or as chief executive of the U.S., or much of anything else. Fair enough. We'll know better after today's primaries what's what. But I don't see any of the current crop of Republican wannabe p...
by rwetmore
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A nuclear armed Trump
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: A nuclear armed Trump

He scares the hell out of me. And you don't seem the slightest bit scared that ISIS is expanding their reign, routinely chopping off people's heads, drowning people in cages, has publically sworn to exterminate us and all of Western civilization from the face of the planet, and who knows how many o...
by rwetmore
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!
Replies: 14
Views: 1144

Re: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!

rwetmore wrote:The normally non-participants.....might not show up or be properly reflected in polls of 'likely' voters.
And BTW, all the way until and through the election. Believe me this is a very, very big X factor and one nearly impossible to accurately measure before the actual vote.
by rwetmore
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Trump worse than Cruz ?
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Is Trump worse than Cruz ?

Cruz is certainly a more rigid ideologue than Trump.
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: lenquiz
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: lenquiz

You got me. I don't have a clue.
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!
Replies: 14
Views: 1144

Re: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!

i made this very point some time ago, its the attack ad's that will get hilary the white house. Don't forget that Hillary's negatives are almost as high as Trump's. There will be attacks going her way as well. trump has made a mockery of the very idea of the presidency, way worse than clinton's ora...
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Missile
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Mis

Iran tests more missiles in defiance of US warning

http://news.yahoo.com/iran-fires-two-ba ... 09934.html

"Our main enemy is the US"
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!
Replies: 14
Views: 1144

Re: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!

Far from waiting, "the media" - favorite whipping boy of the right wing - has already shot its bolt at Trump, to little effect. Actually, they haven't really (at least that I've seen or noticed). Largely, presumably, because he's boosting their ratings so high and they're making so much money off o...
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: More primary results

However, the results still show that essentially no undecideds broke for Trump. They still seem to be mostly breaking for Cruz.
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!
Replies: 14
Views: 1144

Re: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!

Bring on Trump! Well, if Trump wins Florida and Ohio you'll likely get your wish. But be careful what you wish for. The core issues Trump's campaigning on have widespread appeal plenty large enough to win a national election. It's his loose cannon personality and antics that seems to be his biggest...
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: More primary results

Very good night for Trump. 3 out of 4, and each of the three he won by 10 points or more.
by rwetmore
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: More primary results

They've already called Mississippi for Trump (it's now only 8:52pm EST). Seems a bit premature.
by rwetmore
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Missile
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Mis

The Washington Free Beacon (who are they?) has got it wrong. The Iran nuclear deal does not lift US sanctions relating to missiles, which have remained in place. According to the Beacon story, "The Obama administration moved forward with new sanctions earlier this year as a result of the country’s ...
by rwetmore
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Missile
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Missile

Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Missile Test http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-threatens-walk-away-nuclear-deal-missile-test/ They already got all the money and have successfully scammed us into giving it to them. What's in it for them now to even pretend they're try...
by rwetmore
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!
Replies: 14
Views: 1144

Re: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!

BTW, I do not agree that Cruz has no chance in the general election. It will be tough, but I do think it's feasible he could win despite his faults and perceived negatives. His extraordinarily high intelligence and articulation skills give him a legit chance.
by rwetmore
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!
Replies: 14
Views: 1144

Re: David Brooks: It's Not Too Late!

It may not be too late, but Cruz is the only one with a real chance to get enough delegates to win on the first ballot. But the establishment, I suspect, doesn't want Cruz anymore than Trump, so I don't expect them to make a push for Cruz (by getting Kasich and Rubio to drop out). They are likely ey...
by rwetmore
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: More primary results

One analyst speculated that a significant part of Trump's votes may be coming from blue-collar Democrats who like him better than the candidates in their own primaries. This is certainly supported by this here: Mahoning Co. sees 1K Dems defect to GOP http://www.vindy.com/news/2016/mar/03/mahoning-c...
by rwetmore
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

IMO, an overwhelming majority of Republicans (who clearly don't want establishment this time) need to decide if they're going to support Trump in the end or not. If they are, then they need to make sure he has more than enough delegates to win on the first ballot. If they're not, then they need to u...
by rwetmore
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

Worth repeating: Donald Trump’s supporters know exactly what he stands for: hatred of immigrants, racial superiority, a sneering disregard of the basic civility that binds a society. Except it isn't true, and repeating it over and over again isn't going to make it so (no matter how desperately so m...
by rwetmore
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: More primary results

But this raises another problem for Republicans - if not Trump, then who? Cruz. There's no one else. Much of Mr. Cruz’s late-breaking support on Saturday seemed to come at the expense of Mr. Rubio, not Mr. Trump. And the Cruz campaign’s message of ideological purity and religious faith is a less na...
by rwetmore
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: More primary results

Wait and see what happens when the big states with winner-take-all primaries come along, beginning March 15. On that date, Rubio's and Kasich's home states will hold primaries, and if they can't even win their home states as now seems more than possible, one or both of them may drop out, leaving th...
by rwetmore
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: More primary results

he and his presidency was and is a fraud (though still, surprisingly and disturbingly, a successful fraud given his approval numbers). To the contrary, the approval numbers for President Obama - much higher than those for the Republican-controlled Congress, Exactly my point. by the way - reflect th...
by rwetmore
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: More primary results

This thread isn't about the Obama or the Bush presidency, but about the next one. But since you're trotting out all the old falsehoods about the last 7 years, born of knee-jerk opposition to everything the President says and does (the current Supreme Court situation topping it all), they need to be...
by rwetmore
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: More primary results

But I maintain that the results from last night suggest momentum shifting away from Trump and towards Cruz. Now, whether that will mean Trump will falter in the end, I don't know. Cruz may still come up short. Clearly though, support for Rubio is fading.
by rwetmore
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: More primary results

What you see Trump doing is giving all of the answers to every policy question. It's not that he doesn't answer. He gives simultaneously contradictory answers. So he says he’s going to commit war crimes and torture people, and then he comes out the next day and says, of course, we’re going to follo...
by rwetmore
Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More primary results
Replies: 52
Views: 3387

Re: More primary results

The pattern I'm seeing this time around is that the undecideds are not breaking for Trump, and he's coming in a little below his RCP polling averages. It's also quite clear that the undecideds this time broke for Cruz since he got way above what he was polling at, and it also appears some Rubio supp...
by rwetmore
Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?

I have virtually all of David's many hosted and narrated nature documentaries and thoroughly enjoy them and him. We've seen most of his shows via PBS-we love him! Regards, Len Yes, he is a legend and loved by most everyone. He presents himself with such a large degree of class, he transcends even p...
by rwetmore
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

Cruz just killed Trump in Kansas and is now leading in Maine. I still think Trump is going to fall short of what he needs to win on the first ballot.
by rwetmore
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?

I have now bought the second set, which includes 'Alive 3D', 'Conquest of the Skies 3D' and the 'Penguin King 3D'. All are excellent with Conquest of the skies probably being the best overall. I only watch in 2d, so I can't comment on the 3D, but I would certainly recommend these. Amazon lists these...
by rwetmore
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clash of Republican Con Artists
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Clash of Republican Con Artists

If Donald Trump is a con as Rubio and others assert, i.e. him and his whole campaign is a con, what's the motive? Isn't it obvious? Sheer vanity. Trump believes he's the greatest man in the world, in every way, :roll: and running for president - being president - provides a showcase for his greatne...
by rwetmore
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clash of Republican Con Artists
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Clash of Republican Con Artists

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/opinion/clash-of-republican-con-artists.html?ref=opinion&_r=0 Except the Democrats are conducting a far bigger con, Paul. But that aside: Someone tell me -- if Donald Trump is a con as Rubio and others assert, i.e. him and his whole campaign is a con, what's the mot...
by rwetmore
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Unappreciated NYC Snow This AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Unappreciated NYC Snow This AM

Or are you joining the rwetmore camp that all this is an illusion and isn't really happening? :mrgreen: Oh, it's definitely happening. It's called El Nino. Take a look at this. +0.83C (a new record) for February: http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_February_2016_v6.gif
by rwetmore
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

John F wrote:Can Trump win the general election without minority voters?
The obvious answer is no, he cannot.
by rwetmore
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

If the Republican national convention is deadlocked, and many ballots fail to give any of the announced candidates the nomination, then a brokered convention might ensue and someone else be put before the delegates for a vote. Possibilities might include Ryan, Michael Bloomberg (the proverbial snow...
by rwetmore
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

I will say though as I have before that anyone who thinks Trump won't be a formidable candidate and his nomination basically guarantees a Hillary landslide, is not paying attention. Trump will be hard to beat, and even has the potential to win big. I don't see much potential for Hillary to win big -...
by rwetmore
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mitt Romney and others on Donald Trump
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Mitt Romney and others on Donald Trump

Ann Romney praises Trump for ‘bringing more people to the table’

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/ann-ro ... the-table/
by rwetmore
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mitt Romney and others on Donald Trump
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Mitt Romney and others on Donald Trump

Except it's a big façade:

Mitt Romney praises Donald Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlD4hwz ... e=youtu.be
by rwetmore
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

The fundamental problem with the GOP establishment banding together "to stop El Tupé" is, that his appeal to his fanbase rests largely on his defiance of the establishment. Maybe so, but if his "fan base" doesn't take in a lot of people who regularly vote Republican as the party of, for example, Ro...
by rwetmore
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

As Cillizza of the WaPo observed today, Romney's speech today is largely a gift to El Tupé.[/color] It may be a gift, but it's just a big façade. As I've said, they -- i.e. the donors that support them -- don't want Trump, because they can't buy his influence. It's just that simple. Romney's whole ...
by rwetmore
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump: can he win in November?
Replies: 23
Views: 1592

Re: Trump: can he win in November?

The real question isn't whether Trump will get a lot of Reagan Democrats and minorities (i.e. more minorities than Republican candidates typically get) -- he likely will, but it's whether the intellectual conservative base, who largely don't like or are distrusting of him on key issues, will turn ou...
by rwetmore
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Super Tuesday results
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Super Tuesday results

John F wrote:Dream on. There's no such possibility, despite what Trump and the radical right may say, and surely you know it.
Yeah, because they, i.e. the Obama administration, are protecting her -- not that she shouldn't be indicted. Anyone else would be.