The Case For Jeb!

27 07 2015

East Hampton, New York

Make Jeb! the Republican nominee for President, because filthy rich Hamptons Democrats give him money.

Lulz:

“People with money like him,” said Andrew Sabin, 69, a top local Republican fundraiser and a co-host of one of the Bush events. “I’m sure there’s a lot of poor people that like him too. It so happens there’s not a lot of poor people in the Hamptons.”

You really are clueless, Andrew Sabin, if you think that there are a lot of poor people or working class people or middle class people that like Jeb!.

Over a salad on the deck at the South Fork Country Club prior to attending two of the fundraisers, Sabin said donors appreciate the way Bush’s staff keeps in touch.

“We get a rundown every week—they’re very transparent,” said Sabin, who runs a precious-metals refining business with offices from China to Dubai. “Some guys take your money, you don’t know what they’re talking about until you read it in the newspaper.”

Slaves are supposed to keep in constant contact with and be transparent with their masters.

An ardent environmentalist, Sabin said he’s encouraging Bush to become “the Teddy Roosevelt of this century.” He said he’s indifferent to the rise of big money in politics.

Environmental preservation and mass immigration don’t mix.

In some ways, the Hamptons are Hillary Clinton territory. The Democratic candidate and her husband have often rented summer homes here, and it’s popular with movie stars and entertainers who tilt liberal. Suffolk County favored Democrats in the last three presidential races.

But Lipper estimated that the crowd of about 70 at his event was almost evenly split between the parties, and virtually every one of them donated to Bush.

Which makes me recall Sam Francis’s warning that when the Stupid Party and the Evil Party get together to do something bipartisan, it’s usually going to be both stupid and evil.

Lipper, 74, said he introduced Bush as the candidate who will “bring unity and civility to the process.” He was impressed when Bush started his visit by introducing himself to Lipper’s kitchen staff.

Yes, Jeb! can speak Spanish.





Huckster Fail

27 07 2015

Arkansas

Mike Huckabee:

You should have read the small print disclaimer on Donald Trump’s campaign carefully.  It clearly warns us not to try this at home, that what one sees is a product of experienced media savvy charismatic personalities pressing crucial hot button issues that have deep public interest.  It also warns us not to remove this label under penalty of law.





Committed Cuckservative

27 07 2015

Orlando

AP:

Jeb Bush implored his Republican presidential rivals Monday to reject the “crazy message of hate” that he sees at play in the campaign and cast himself as a “committed conservative,” but not an “angry” one, in remarks rooted in Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and the backlash that followed.

You say “crazy message of hate,” I say “addressing the concerns of people associated with the historical American nation.”

Bush told the crowd of clergy earlier at Centro Internacional de la Familia, a nondenominational church with a congregation made up Puerto Ricans and other Hispanics, that as president he would build a robust economy to lift people out of poverty, give children a good education and encourage families to stay together. Some pastors traveled from as far away as New Jersey and Puerto Rico to hear the remarks by the Republican presidential contender and former Florida governor.

In a casual and open exchange with nearly 150 pastors, Bush fielded questions about protecting religious freedom at home and abroad, supporting statehood for Puerto Rico and overhauling the “broken” immigration system as a moral issue. He said his goal of growing the economy 4 percent annually would do more to help struggling Americans than any government program. Many economists doubt 4 percent is attainable.

“I’m a committed conservative,” he said. “But I’m not angry. I want to help people rise up.” That line was borrowed from the name of his super PAC, Right to Rise.

“My message is one of optimism, inspiration,” Bush said in Spanish and again in English. “We have to restore hope.”

Wasn’t Obama all about hope?

BTW, Puerto Ricans are flooding into Florida, especially Orlando.  What used to be the swing part of Florida in tight statewide elections, the I-4 corridor, is now fairly reliably blue because of them.

His message of political civility resonated with church leaders in attendance, including David L. Outing, an African-American from the Kingdom Church in Orlando. He said he was especially heartened by Bush’s plan to campaign in black churches across the country.

Let’s see if all these blacks and Hispanics vote Jeb!, if he winds up being the nominee, as opposed to the Democrat.

As for “protecting religious freedom at home,” I’m sure Jeb! will do that just as well as the Republican Governor of Indiana and their overwhelmingly Republican legislature did recently, by passing a revised “religious freedom restoration act” after all the flack they got for their first version, the second version left them worse off than they were before they took up the first version.

Wanda Rolon, one of six pastors who traveled from Puerto Rico to meet Bush in Orlando, said she felt reassured to hear Bush would assist her island homeland out of its debt crisis.

Hold on to your wallet, gringo.

In related news…





Fan Is Short For Fanatic

27 07 2015

USA

Better yet:  Think with your head, not over it.

Sorry, Trump isn’t winning the majority of the black vote for anything, ever.

I do think he has the capability to eke into double digits of percentages if he’s the Republican nominee versus a non-black Democrat, mainly on the strength of younger to middle aged black men.  (Romney got 20% of black men under 30, but all that means is that of the five that voted, one voted for Romney.)  Which is about as well as a Republican can do.  Even Republican Congressional candidates last year got 10% of the black vote, which is astoundingly high when Republicans usually get low single digits from blacks.  Even David Duke got high single digits from blacks in his two statewide runs in Louisiana.

And I still think he could get 45-50% of Hispanic men.

Funny that, the one person in this field who actually could improve Republicans’ diversity numbers is the one that the party that is paranoid about improving its diversity numbers wishes would go away by yesterday.





Heavy Weather Ahead For Trump

26 07 2015

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sam Francis wrote this in Chronicles in August 2002:

The most obvious glimmer, of course, is in France, where Jean Marie Le Pen, after three decades of crusading against immigration, placed second in the French presidential primary in April, only to fall victim to a globally orchestrated campaign of vilification and demonization that clearly made it impossible for him to win more than 18 percent of the vote in the general election in May.  Nevertheless, the major consequence of the Le Pen balloon was not what happened in France but what occurred in the Netherlands.  There the result of the vilification of Le Pen was the outright murder of the man who was more or less the closest analogue to the French political leader, Pim Fortuyn, one day after the French vote.

The Fortuyn murder, by a left-wing crackpot, tends to make conspiracy theories obsolete.  No one need speculate any longer that some secret cabal of the ruling classes orders assassins to eliminate troublesome political figures who just won’t shut up or go away.  All the ruling classes now have to do is launch precisely the kind of vilification against such figures that the entire European and American press vomited at Le Pen (or earlier against his counterpart in Austria, Jorge Haider, or around the same time and to a somewhat lesser degree against Fortuyn himself).  It is now well known to everyone that there are so many free-floating nuts allowed to roam at large through European and American society that the proper sort of vilification campaign can be relied upon sooner or later to trigger one or more of them into eliminating the designated figure.  Some friends of Pat Buchanan wondered in 1999 when he was being vilified in the American press in much the same way if that was the real purpose; whether it consciously was or not, it remains a small miracle that Mr. Buchanan — or indeed, Mr. Le Pen, or Mr. Haider, or any such leaders in Europe or America — remains alive today.

The fancy word for this is eliminationism or eliminationist hate.

Sam Francis barely lived long enough (February 2005) to see the infancy of the Web 2.0 era, the social media revolution. But if he was still living today, and was able to see what it has become, he would conclude that eliminationism is even easier today to spread than it was back when he wrote these words, precisely because Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, etc. are full of SJWs and cuckservatives, the latter being the SJWs of the center-right in a way. He would also see that one of his own predictions he made in Chronicles in April 1992 has come to pass:

There is a good deal of talk about how post-industrial technologies will lead to a radical decentralization of organizations. Don’t bet on it. The technology works both ways. It can be used to promote decentralization, but it also lends itself to tighter control from the center. Human nature seems to prefer more power and less responsibility, and my own bet is that post-industrial technologies will accommodate that preference.

Applied to the internet, which was in its birth pangs of adoption in 1992, and then to social media, Sam Francis would not be surprised to see in the world of ten years after his passing that social media has only contributed to the empowerment of narrative enforcing mobs rather than the dismantling of the narrative.

Now, let’s apply this to Donald Trump.

For around the last two weeks, I’ve had this premonition slash fear circulating in the back of my mind that if Trump’s numbers stay high in the six months and change remaining until the Hawkeye Cauci, and he doesn’t self-implode or fall down the ladder for some other reason, the Republican establishment will have to do something to knock him out.  And that something will be peddling eliminationism.

This story from this morning has compelled me to bring that prediction from out of the back of my mind and onto this medium.





Is This Her Way of Telling Us That Trayvon Martin Dindu Nuffins?

25 07 2015

Westchester County, New York

He dindu nuffins.  She dindu nuffins.  Nobody dindu nuffins.  Don’t be scared of no black mens with hoodies.  The real threat is white men with Confederate Battle Flags on their trucks.

She forgot to tell us that she don’t feel no ways tarrd.

She claims that even supposedly open minded tolerant progressive white people are scared to thug looking ghetto looking young black men, and I guess she wants us to think that she’s confessing to and eventually atoning for some sin.  Remember, the Clintons have lived in Chappaqua, New York, since 2000, which is in Westchester County.  That county leans blue in Federal races but has turned red in local politics in recent years because the Feds have been using it as a dry run for their affirmative furthering fair housing scheme.  In fact, the voting precinct that contains Chez Clinton voted majority for its current Republican county executive, Rob Astorino, whose victories are entirely a result of the voters’ reaction to AFFH.  Though it makes no sense to vote red locally then blue nationally, because it’s the Federal government pushing this, and definitely the Obama administration.  Though to be fair, they can’t vote red nationally and expect anything different, because this actually started under Bush 43. It does prove the point that AFFH will backfire on those who are engineering it.

I bet two votes for Rob Astorino for county executive from that precinct came from people named Clinton, B. and Clinton, H.





Trump Stack

24 07 2015

I have plenty of Trump news in the hopper, but it’s Friday, so I’ll knock ’em all out in one post.

The reason that this circle-the-wagons strategy isn’t going to be tried is because of the disaster that deliberately skipping a 1980 Presidential debate was for Jimmy Carter.  Another reason is that nets want ratings which means Trump better be there, even if he’s the only one there.

It’s just one person, one example.  But it’s a demonstration of what I’ve been saying, that Trump as Republican nominee has a good chance to get close to a majority of Hispanic men, and therefore ruin the credibility of the Republican oriented beltway consultant class.

*  Here’s a phrase that hasn’t been uttered in American political parlance in several months of Sundays:  “Radical middle.”  If I was reading this essay as a Kindle document, I would be making several endnotes about the few nitpicks I have with this.  But it doesn’t really matter, ’cause it’s still good.  UPDATE:  It also alludes to the Middle American Radicals of Francisian parlance.  I knew that phrase was familiar for a reason.

*  In spite of the fact that Trump is not going to take up what are traditionally thought of as social issues, and his personal life really isn’t a stellar example of them, evangelical-Protestant voters (“religious right”) are warming up to him; David Brody of CBN explains why.  It gets really good with the two paragraphs that start with “Remember.”  They’re getting tired of the Stupid Party’s disingenuous vote grifting, which, considering the subject matter, turned out to be all for naught because of one human being, John Roberts.  Now, they’re not even trying with their disingenuous vote grifting, because “drop the social issues” is the eleventh commandment of the Republican establishment, the same one that out of the other side of its mouth wants us to let Hispanics flood in because of their supposed family values.

UPDATE

*  And a bonus:  Gregory Hood is the new Sam Francis, and he makes the case why our kind of people should vote for him even if you think that he’s a total clown.








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