Gag If You Must

18 09 2014

Florida

He’s taking a lot of grief for this tweet, when he should be getting a lot of grief for exiling immigration patriotism from Red State.

Not only is he right that Jeb Bush is going to run, if the post-WWII history of Republican Presidential politics holds, Jeb Bush will be the nominee.  One either has to have a lot of stored up name recognition or run a credible Presidential campaign before in order to win the Republican nomination.  The only exception was Barry Goldwater in 1964.  Point is, hardly anyone comes out of nowhere to win the Republican nomination; that’s more of a Democrat thing; that party’s nominees in 1952, 1960, 1976, 1992 and 2008 were considered long shots when those years’ Presidential political seasons began.

The British books have Jeb Bush anywhere from 4.5 to 6.8 to win the Republican nomination; inexplicably, averaging things out, they think Marco Rubio is the favorite, and Rand Paul is only a slightly longer shot than Bush.  Really, neither Rubio nor Paul have a prayer.  If you legally can, please go and make yourself some easy money.





Jack Kemp Plus John Kerry Equals…

15 09 2014

Bowling Green, Kentucky

…Rand Paul.

A lot of people are starting to catch on to what I realized awhile back, that Rand Paul has taken so many positions under the sun that if he runs for President in 2016, his biggest problem is that he will be 2016’s answer to Flip Flop John Kerry, not just 2016’s answer to Jack Kemp.  Notice neither Kerry nor Kemp actually became President.

But I don’t think his flip flopping is really a mystery.  Jack Ryan of Occidental Dissent has a pretty good theory that applies to both Rand Paul and his father, that they’ll say whatever they think they have to say in order to get whoever is in the room at the time to like them, then turn around and justify whatever it is they said in some sort of libertarian terms.





Tip Over The Table

3 09 2014

Amurrika

RNC jiggering the 2016 primary and caucus schedule and delegate apportionment rules to guarantee that Jeb Bush an establishment-blessed and -funded candidate wins the nomination.

If you’re playing poker with five people and you find out that the other five are holding all 20 aces in the deck, there’s only one thing you can do.

 





Hidden Hand

16 08 2014

Austin, Texas

Taking a break from Ferguson for just a moment.

When IRSgate broke, I said here and anecdotal evidence has demonstrated that I was on solid ground in saying so, that RINOs and establishment Republicans were a hidden hand.  Because they and the Democrats have one thing in common:  Hatred for the Tea Party Movement.

There’s a hidden hand in this scummy indictment of Rickroller Perry:

B-U-S-H.

Who’s probably running for President in 2016?  Jeb Bush.

Who was Governor of Texas before the Rickroller?  George W. Bush.

Who is running for a statewide office this year in Texas?  George P. Bush, the eldest son of Jeb Bush.

I wouldn’t doubt at all that the Bushes still have enough steam in Texas politics to help Democrats engineer an attempted kneecapping of the Rickroller.  Cui Bono?  Or rather, who is the first and immediate beneficiary of the Rickroller’s Presidential campaign being rent asunder?

Jeb Bush.





Darth For President

23 07 2014

Amurrika

darth-vader

has a higher net favorability rating than any of the presumed 2016 Presidential candidates.

Amusing?  Yes.  Important or relevant?  No.  Someone will be President after noon on January 20, 2017.  And it’s not going to be Darth Vader.





“Who the Hell is Jay Nixon?”

18 07 2014

Detroit

WaPo on HRC challengers in 2016.  It’s mainly about the Dime Store Indian, but someone we all know and love gets a very brief mention:

Itching to build a national network of his own, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is heading to Aspen, Colo., next month with O’Malley for a retreat for major party donors. Nixon, who has said he would back Clinton, also recently said that the 2016 field could use a candidate from the heartland who, like himself, gives voice to blue-collar concerns but has red-state appeal.

The only comment so far to mention Nixon is “Curmudgeon2013,” who asks:

This is just such crap. Bernie Sanders contemplating a run? Puh-leeeeze. And who the hell is Jay Nixon? Oh, and Jerry Brown… really?

This is just such poor reporting. Half these alleged “candidates” aren’t running for president, they are either selling books or positioning themselves for the vice presidency.

The silly season seizes the media. Jeez.

“Who the hell is Jay Nixon?”

A lot of people in Missouri are asking the same question.

As far as I know, his only known purpose is to veto bills.  Other than that, Mr. Cellophane should’ve been his name.  He’ll go down as the most unremarkable multi-term Governor in Missouri history.

But he’s also right in that most of these “Presidential campaigns” are just resume enhancements or publicity stunts or running mate rehearsal.  In both parties.

 





Miss the Brisket

14 07 2014

KCMO

There’s just one sentence from this that tells you everything you need to know:

Site selection officials concluded after visiting the city that the Sprint Center lacked sufficient suites for entertaining high-dollar donors.

Who I’m sure will be dumping all that money on the RNC just to come there and watch someone who is not their hand-picked horse accept the nomination.

Two years before the fact, I already know what happened.  We had a dozen non-credible flashes in the pans flame in and flame out during the primary season, dividing the anti-establishment vote, making it possible for the establishment’s candidate to win early primaries with low percentage pluralities but win all those states’ delegates because they’re winner-take-all.  What there was not was someone in the race running as a militant populist outsider willing to take no prisoners, which was the only thing that could have derailed the establishment.  By the time the middle of the primary season comes, the flashes in the pan ran out, and the establishment’s guy had such a big lead in the delegate tally that opposing him became futile.  In July 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the Republican National Convention nominated one John Ellis “Jeb” Bush for President.  Later that year, the Democrat nominee, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, beat Bush handily in the November election.

UPDATE

I looked at it again, and there’s an element that’s even more repulsive.

The city was willing to spend more than $7 million to create more suites.  How nice of them to pay for space to entertain multimillionaires and the occasional billionaire.  Because we all know that Sheldon Adelson is so hard up for money these days that he couldn’t afford a week of Kansas City’s high life.

As it is, the city spent $850,000 in its failed bin to win this convention.

This has got to stop.

 








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