Another “Super Tuesday,”CNN’s Error, Selina’s Story, and Obama’s Choice *Open Thread*

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It’s Tuesday in the Election Season, and that means another big vote today. The Republicans have four states in play: Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho, and a caucus in Hawaii. The Democrats have two states: Michigan and Mississippi.

The campaign is tightening for the Republicans in a big way, especially after this past Saturday and Sunday’s results. The three top Republicans all won two states (Rubio picked up a big win in Puerto Rico, a 23 delegate territory). Currently, Trump is expected to win Michigan, though it could finally be a state Kasich wins.

Meanwhile, things are looking interesting in Michigan for the Democrats, too, as the race has tightened up there, as well. The Democrats spent a lot of time pandering there, holding a townhall in Flint, MI, site of the terrible water crisis. It will be interesting to see who Michiganers go for – the Socialist who did not vote for the bailout, or the serial liar who did.

Meanwhile, it could be interesting for Sen. Sanders, well, EVERYWHERE, after making a claim about white people that was startling in his attempts to pander for black votes. And in a total two-fer, he also managed to make a racist comment to get there:

 

Yes, you heard that correctly – Bernie Sanders thinks that white people don’t know what it is like to be poor. Uh, yeah, Senator, many of us do. Apparently he has never traveled around this country, or is so removed from reality, so insulated after his 30+ years in government, that he is just clueless.

But wait, he doubled down in his attempts to pander by adding this to his definition of poor, as Twitchy.com reveals:

[…] Sanders reflexively claimed that no one has talked more about poverty than he has, and introduced a sort of formula to clarify his statement. That is, white people do understand poverty, but to be truly poor, you need to couple that lack of money with a sense of desperation and the continual threat posed by white police officers. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Uh, yeah. So not only did he make this idiotic claim about white people, but now he is attacking white police officers too. Good grief.

Meanwhile, CNN made a report yesterday claiming that Marco Rubio was about to drop out, and the reporter apparently got the news from an anonymous senior adviser. Well, it seems she didn’t bother to check with anyone in the campaign first. Check out the reaction of Rubio’s spkoesman, Alex Conant, to Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “reporting” (h/t Facebook friend):

 

Uh, yeah – CNN’s Jamie Vangel apparently didn’t bother to do the least bit of basic journalism: check with the campaign before reporting something this major. You would think CNN would learn after the whole Ben Carson fiasco. Conant was very firm with Blitzer telling him that CNN must stop reporting this fiction.

Frankly, this just seems like more of the media’s attempts to manipulate this election cycle (again). Glenn Beck recently had a piece based  highlighting an extensive piece at Daily Mail (UK) article that focused on Trump’s treatment of a British newsreader whom he then stalked for TWENTY YEARS after she rejected his advances (he was married at the time he made them, by the way). The Daily Mail piece is EXTENSIVE, and if you have the time/inclination to read it all, here is the link again.

You might ask why I include this as another attempt by the media to manipulate the election. Because there is a DOCUMENTARY about this entire event that NBC is sitting on rather than airing now (shade of the LA Times never releasing the video of Obama and Khalid Rashidi). From Glenn Beck:

[…] There was a disturbing, disturbing article that came out. And it’s just like the press to do this. I’m telling you, they’re setting Hillary Clinton’s win up. That’s all they’re doing.

NBC just bought a documentary from the BBC because they feel it’s going to be relevant soon. Not relevant now. But relevant as soon as the guy gets the nomination, if it is Donald Trump. And his supporters seem to be, you know, like they’re all — they all seem like they’re coming out.

And NBC bought this unbelievable documentary about what happened to a woman who is kind of the Diane Sawyer of England. She was the first woman on what they call breakfast shows, the morning shows. She was the 5 o’clock news anchor on the BBC. She now works for Sky News. She’s worked for NBC, she’s worked for CBS. I just want to read some of this.

Even by extraordinary standards of Donald Trump, this is a creepy shadow, as she says. We were 30,000 feet on Trump’s private jet, flying to Florida, when he showed me his white leather double bed. “I like beautiful things,” he purred seductively. “That’s why I like you so much.”

This was just one of the many revealing and excruciating moments during the two weeks I spent with Donald Trump in 1995, while making a 60-minute profile of him for ITV.  […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Ugh. Honestly, I wish I hadn’t just eaten breakfast. When I read the “seductiveness” of Trump, it almost acted as an emetic. Blech.

Anyway, this is a big, big story, and if you can stomach it, I recommend reading both the Daily Mail and the Glenn Beck piece.

Finally, you will never believe who Obama just picked to be his ISIS Advisor. It’s a doozy, and no doubt Obama is counting on the Election Season to hide some of his goings-on. Obama’s choice is – wait for it – a FORMER HAMAS SYMPATHIZER (h/t Facebook friend):

[…] (Rob) Malley has a well-documented history of sympathizing with extremists. Judicial Watch wrote about Malley last year when Obama made him the senior director at the NSC even though the president had dumped him as a foreign policy adviser for meeting with and having regular contact with Hamas, long classified a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. Malley and his family are also ties to Yasser Arafat, founder of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Fatah movement. He was also an adviser in Bill Clinton’s White House (imagine that!). He consistently exonerates Palestinians and condemns Israel. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

And that is just the beginning of Malley’s resume. I am just shaking my head at the lunacy of this, and the very clear message that sends about how Obama thinks.

Again, 2017 cannot come soon enough…

This is an Open Thread, and feel free to discuss any of the above including election results as they come in.

 

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13 Responses to “Another “Super Tuesday,”CNN’s Error, Selina’s Story, and Obama’s Choice *Open Thread*”

  1. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Whether you like Rubio or not, this moment when no cameras were around speaks volumes abt the kind of man he is: http://injo.com/2016/03/554033-this-is-what-i-saw-marco-rubio-do-backstage-at-cpac-when-no-one-was-looking/

  2. GinaR Says:

    I love the Rubio picture, it definitely speaks volumes about who he is as a man. Just the way the photo of Cruz playing with his kids during a break in the debate. As much as I’d like to see a woman as VP, I’d be okay with waiting another 8 years to have a Cruz/Rubio or Rubio/Cruz ticket in 2016. I think they are both really good men, as evidenced by their behaviors when they don’t think there are any cameras around.

    As for Trump, he is a despicable human being and I’m sick to death of his followers defending his every action when, if it was an “establishment” politician or a Dem, they’d be screaming from the rafters. Of course NBC is withholding the documentary until/if Trump is the Republican nominee. His supporters simply do NOT understand that the media wants Clinton – both of them – in the White House, and they will crucify Trump when the time comes. If Trump is the nominee, Clinton will be president, and if that happens, it’s the end of America as the founders envisioned 240 years ago.

    And as much as people seem to hate the idea of a politician in office, personally I think we need someone who understands the political process. Trump, apparently, does not, as he thinks it’s the democratic way to give the nomination to whoever has the most delegates at the end, even if they don’t have the required amount. To hell with a contested convention. It’s only fair, he says. And, he’s brought a million new Republicans into the party, he maintains. Well, Donny, hate to tell you, but those are all Democrats who are voting for you in the primaries so they can vote for Clinton – and against you – in the general. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/272167-trump-contested-convention-would-be-pretty-unfair

    Bernie Sanders is a senile old fool. Again, I do not understand how people can support him. But then, I don’t understand how people can support Clinton, either. That this country has sunk so low that the nominees for the highest office in the land might possibly be Clinton/Sanders and Trump says volumes about the stupidity of people in this country. Just who the hell are these voters? Do they have ANY ability to think rationally at all? Or are they all just making their decisions on FEEEEEEEEELINGS? I look at my own family, who are raging liberals, and the answer is that it’s all about feelings and a lifetime of brainwashing and propaganda. They just believe any and all bullcrap that’s been taught them about evil Republicans, gun control, universal healthcare, abortion on demand, the evil rich…it boggles the mind. And my siblings aren’t stupid people. They’ve just been brainwashed.

    It’s rather scary.

    And I cannot even go to a Hamas supporter advising us on Isis. When will people understand that our president is a Muslim and a believer in the tenets of Islam. Why do you think he despises Israel so much?

    It’s very scary.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I don’t know why I wasn’t notified of your great comment earlier, Gina – but WOW, what a great comment!

      There was also a story abt Cruz, too, after one of his events when he had spoken to just abt everyone and most people were gone, including the media. An elderly woman was walking down the stairs and he asked her if she needed any help (she didn’t). That’s the kind of person HE is, too. 🙂

      It is astonishing that the Trump people do not see that he is actually more “Establishment” than Cruz OR Rubio. His connections to all the DC insiders for DECADES now, mostly Democrats, would move him more toward Establishment than not.

      And what the hell with everyone acting like the rules are all of a sudden going to be changed this time around because they don’t like how it’s going? I do not remember a whole bunch of Dems screaming abt superdelegates when it came to putting OBAMA over the top, or Republicans screaming it wasn’t fair if they didn’t reach the threshold of delegates required so give it to them anyway. What a bunch of damn babies in this country. Sheesh!

      Not for nothing, but there were better choices for the Dems than either Clinton OR Sanders. I cannot BELIEVE how many people are supporting that whackadoodle Sanders – who is just crazy as a bed bug, racist, classist, and most definitely a member of the Establishment – or Clinton. They could have at least gone for an adult like Jim Webb who, even though I disagree with him on some social issues is at least a sober thinker, highly qualified, and very experienced. Instead, they pick this crazy Socialist who wants a revolution to make us Socialist, or a serial liar.

      But yeah – “FEEEEEELINGS” seem to be the MO of not just liberals, but Trump supporters who simply do not give a damn abt any of the insanity he says, or the unbelievable behavior he has exhibited, ESPECIALLY toward women (and do you really think Hillary Clinton wouldn’t bring the story int he post up at a debate? Really?? Coming on to a woman and then stalking her as well as verbally abusing her for TWENTY YEARS??? Yeah, sure…), his loony policies (when he actually expresses any), and more. They just don’t care. Talk abt brainwashed. They truly are cultists, and there is little to be done abt people like that without – and you know it is coming – reeducation! Ahahaha (sorry, a bit of an inside joke there).

      Anyway – great comment, Gina!

      (Better late than never – just got notice of your comment! – at 12:45!)

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    Hot Mic Catches MSNBC Reporter Telling Clinton Campaign What Questions to Expect

    Never change, MSNBC. After Sunday night’s CNN Democratic debate, MSNBC reporter Kristen Welker either could not or did not hear studio anchor Ari Melber telling her she was live and on the air. Unbeknownst to Welker, her mic was on, which allowed the entire broadcast audience to hear Welker feeding questions to Jen Palmieri, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Director of Communication.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/03/hot-mic-catches-msnbc-reporter-telling-clinton-campaign-what-questions-to-expect/

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    Cruz’s Wins Force GOP to Reconsider Him

    The broad ill will toward Cruz among Republicans has helped to propel his presidential campaign, lending Cruz credibility to run as a senator with an anti-Washington message. Now, it will be Cruz’s challenge to appeal to those same Republicans’ pragmatism and their misgivings about Trump.

    And it appears he’s making progress.

    “Cruz is not my preference,” Graham said. “Most people like me would rather have Kasich or Rubio. But I just don’t see them being able to take Trump down.”

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/03/08/cruzs_surge_forces_gop_to_reconsider_him.html

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

  6. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    They called Mississippi for Clinton instantaneously. The other states are still counting the votes…

  7. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    And they have called Mississippi for Trump with 1% in.

    The good news, such as it is, is that these are still proportional states, so there is that…

  8. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    And now they called Michigan for Trump though they are only a quarter of the way through. Ugh.

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    Trump’s wins look impressive if you think that winning is all important. The numbers are also important. Trump seldom or barely gets over 1/3 of the GOP votes. That means that 2/3 are still anti-Trump or support other candidates. Cruz’s numbers have edged up. Not enough and maybe not fast enough but better than I expected.

    Marco, is trending down. Is it time for him to consider that “Cruzio” moment before he loses his home state and embarrasses himself?

    Although I have always been suspicious of Rubio since his “Gang of Eight” pattycake, which damaged him, perhaps beyond repair, the media and Trump supporters have done their best to destroy him. At times he helped. He’s bounced back several times and this would be, IMO, his last chance at that. If he loses in Florida he is handing the nomination to Trump IMO.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      And isn’t that what he did to Rubio blaming the Cruz campaign for it in Hawaii?? He fights dirty and down in the gutter. Why in the hell anyone supports this man is BEYOND me!!

      You said it abt Trump’s wins – in the end, he didn’t get that many more delegates than did Cruz, who actually had a good night. But yeah, if Rubio doesn’t win FL, he needs to drop out and throw his support to Cruz no matter how much his supporters might balk at that.

      Btw, your very good post is up – you may want to share the comment above there to make sure people are seeing it! 🙂

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

    Oops posted wrong image above. This one should have gone with that comment. I think limiting myself to one cup of coffee in the morning has affected my IQ. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Good HEAVENS, how are you functioning?!?! 🙂 I do love my coffee – that is the one thing I just do not care if they say it is bad for you – I am not giving it up. Thankfully, all the recent studies have been saying how GOOD it is for women, so woohoo!

      And YES – Goldberg is so, so right. That was when I knew Bret Baier had gone into the Fox Tank for Trump was when he classified RUBIO’S comments abt hands as “vulgar” when Trump has made the most vulgar, crass, misogynistic comments, some directed at the woman who was MODERATING with Baier. Just ridiculous, and the double standard by the MSM – and that includes Fox now – is glaring…

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