This past weekend was hardly a respite from Politics, was it? In fact, it was worse than usual as the SC Primary was held on Saturday.
And on that topic, I have had several questions about how our process here unfolds. It is an open vote, but if you voted in the Republican Primary, you cannot vote in the Democrat Primary this coming weekend. Keep an eye out to see just how many people vote next weekend. That will be telling indeed. (The thinking is that Democrats voted for Trump since he does not stack up well against either Sanders OR Clinton.)
Meanwhile, there is more lunacy exuding from Donald Trump. Now, he is challenging Sen. Rubio’s eligibility to be President. No, seriously. He is. Check out the video via Legal Insurrection:
And of course, he spouted more lies about it all. Bottom line, as Legal Insurrection highlights, he didn’t think there was a problem with Rubio’s eligibility until Rubio started gaining some momentum.
I’ll make it easy for The Donald: Marco Rubio was born in FLORIDA, which is part of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Good heavens, he will stop at nothing to cast aspersions on people.
What is worse, though, are the responses of his supporters, which is what made this weekend so difficult. Their response about Trump winning, again ignoring the vast majority of people do not want him, and that there was crossover voting for him since he will lose in November, were staggering. People whom I had formerly considered reasonable people are now making statements like if Trump isn’t the nominee, and Rubio is, they will vote for Sanders or Clinton.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Some of his supporters would not just surrender this country to Socialism, but actively work to do so, if Trump is not the nominee.
Bear in mind what that would mean: ALL of Obama’s Executive Actions, including granting Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants, ALL of Obama’s thousands and thousands of Regulations, and Obamacare, willb e fully codified if Sanders or Clinton get in the White House. We will be on the path to becoming a Socialist nation under either one of the Democrats. And Trump supporters would ENABLE our demise if they don’t get their way.
It is crystal clear to me now why it is that they can find someone like Donald Trump desirable. And that is beyond disturbing. How it is that anyone who claims to love this country could act in such a manner out of SPITE defies any reason or logic. But it sure does sum up how they can be Trump supporters.
These supporters also refuse to believe that Trump would not win against Clinton or Sanders. He won’t (and even if he did, he is a Democrat anyway, so all the things mentioned above will stand). But don’t take my word for it. Just look at th numbers. From The Federalist:
Trump does have a positive favorability score among college Republicans of 55 to 37 percent. Yet his net rating is the lowest of any GOP candidate. Ted Cruz (61 to 27 percent), Marco Rubio (75 to 15 percent), and John Kasich (62 to 9 percent) all best Trump on this measure.
Trump also does worst on the question of which candidate “you would definitely not support for the Republican nomination for president.” Twenty-eight percent of all Republican voters would refuse to back him, which improves to 26 percent when only Republican college graduates are considered.
Trump has a hard ceiling with the latter group that manifests in survey after survey. College graduates constituted 54 percent of Republican turnout in the New Hampshire primary. Trump won this group with 29 percent of the vote. This is a good number. But it also means the other 71 percent went for Trump’s rivals.
In Iowa, Trump fared worse. College graduates made up 51 percent of the GOP caucus electorate. Trump could do no better than third, winning 21 percent of college-educated Iowa Republicans. Both Rubio (28 percent) and Cruz (25 percent) bested him in this crucial demographic. All told, fourth-fifths of Iowa Republicans who graduated college opposed Trump. As Tim Alberta notes in his exegesis of the exit polls from the first two nominating contests, these results suggest “the formation of an anti-Trump coalition among college-educated Republicans.” Trump’s “weak link,” as Ron Brownstein calls it, followed him to South Carolina, where Rubio beat Trump 27 to 25 percent among voters with at least a four-year degree.
There is no reason to believe Trump’s fortunes with college-educated Republican voters will improve—and this is just Republicans. With college-educated voters as a whole, Trump is poison. Pure, lethal poison.
The preceding chart, also drawn from Quinnipiac’s latest polling, is illuminating. For one thing, it shows that Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, is 13 points underwater with college-educated voters. Yet she is a homecoming queen compared to Trump, who is an unfathomable 37 points in arrears with college-educated voters. Cruz is also anathema to college graduates. They even look askance at Rubio now, while earlier this month they were enamored of him. Only Bernie Sanders gets positive marks from this group. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
And there you have it. This is what I keep saying. He will not win against Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton. His massive Unfavorable numbers alone highlight that.
Then there are his ever increasing flip-flops. For heaven’s sake, I feel like I’m watching a ping-pong match trying to keep up with which position Trump is now spouting in direct contradiction to positions stated often within HOURS.
Tomorrow is another opportunity for Cruz or Rubio to shine as Nevada has its Caucus. It would be AWESOME if Kasich and Carson would get out already so one of those men would have a chance to take down Trump. They need to put their egos aside, and focus on the well-being of this country sooner rather than later.
That’s enough of all this Trump talk for now. As I said,t his weekend has been hard. So I want to leave you with an extremely funny video Suzy found. I was literally laughing out loud with this. And if you have ever had dogs, you will know how true this is:
I hope this brings a smile to your faces! I know it did for me, and a much needed one at that…
That’s it for me. This is an Open Thread. Have at it!