Aloha, Cruz and Rubio: Trump kills in Mississippi, Michigan and Hawaii primaries

Notwithstanding a full week of attacks from his rivals, and notwithstanding over $38 million worth of attack ads leveled against him, The Donald scored a huge win in Mississippi.

He also crushed Kasich, Cruz and Rubio in Michigan, America’s blue collar heartland. Then in the early morning, he also won in Obama’s supposed American birthplace, Hawaii. “Book em, Donald!”

In Mississippi, Trump beat Cruz among evangelicals (that’s Cruz’s firewall) and among those GOP voters who are anti-government, the latter by a two-to-one margin. In Michigan, Trump destroyed Kasich, his nearest opponent, and won the vast support of both men and women, GOP and Democrats, who have lost their jobs due to globalization and international trade deals.

In other words, the Reagan Democrats — those Democrats who crossed party lines to vote in Republican Ronald Reagan — are coming back to the GOP fold for the first time in decades, due to Donald Trump railing against free trade deals.

And folks, this is one of the major reasons for Trump’s unbelievable success to date. On every campaign stop, Trump has been hammering against free trade.

Contrary to the ignorant pundits in the mainstream media, Trump is winning, not because he is appealing to the base instincts of the American electorate. He is winning because he understands and is articulating the anger of millions of white and black Americans, who have lost their jobs and their homes to unfair international trade deals, which they believe have closed American factories and exported these jobs out of the United States.

Trump is winning on substance — on the economy and the economic injustice that a majority of Americans are experiencing.

Trump is also killing it in the media. He truly enjoys the spotlight and he is loving this campaign. And the more his critics attack him and blow millions of dollars in negative ads, the stronger he gets.

CNN analyst Van Jones has compared Trump to an X-Man villain, Sebastian Shaw: The harder you hit that character, the stronger he becomes.

In response to that political buffoon, Mittens Romney, questioning Trump’s business acumen, Trump flipped the proverbial finger at all his detractors. Trump taunted them by holding his election night victory news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida — and catered it with Trump Wines, Trump Water and Trump Steaks.

Pure media genius!

“I don’t think Donald Trump can even stop Donald Trump”

We still haven’t seen the depths of stupidity to which Marco Rubio and the GOP elites (Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Bill Kristol, Mitt Romney and Karl Rove) will descend as they cut off their noses, limbs and manhood to spite themselves and their own GOP party — all to stop The Donald.

At this stage of the political game, I don’t think Donald Trump can even stop Donald Trump and his date with destiny: A duel to the death with Hurricane Hillary, the Arkansas Hellcat.

Recently, political analyst Ed Kilgore of the New York magazine argued that it is not Trump and his massive ego that’s threatening a takeover of the GOP — it is Rubio, and the politically tone-deaf GOP establishment who support his failing campaign.

The more Rubio loses, the louder he argues that he is the true voice of the GOP party and its elites. But to date he has lost badly in almost every important GOP primary by huge margins to Trump and Cruz, and is even 15 percent behind in the most recent Florida poll — his own home state! So who is the con man now?

And yet, Rubio and the elites are threatening to take the fight to stop Trump to the convention floor.

In other words, against the obvious democratic will of the people, they want to stop Trump in some brokered, behind closed doors sleazy deal.

Can these so-called GOP experts and fat cat politicos be any more stupid?

These idiots have just handed Trump an even greater cause:

The popular will of the people against the slimy back room machinations of power-hungry Washington insiders!

Bernie Sanders is right: There is a revolution going on.

It is the revolution of the people against the political elites. Trump is the agent of this change. Establishment figures will be drowned under this tsunami of anger.

This includes Hillary, the archetypal Washington insider, because the majority of the American people don’t give a shite that Hillary will be the first female president.

You heard it here first. Trump is going to ride this wave of anger and revolution right into the Trump White House.

Going into Super Tuesday, Christie’s endorsement of Trump is “yuge!”

Poor Marco Rubio. Just when he thought he got his mojo back after landing a few solid blows against Trump in the last debate, he was blindsided by none other then the Jersey Brawler, Republican Governor Chris Christie, who came out swinging for his new BFF, the Trumpster.

Christie, as former presidential candidate, is one member of the Republican establishment who is leaping aboard the Trump Super Train that’s hurtling out of the station, bound for overwhelming victory in the southern states on Super Tuesday.

According to Christie, he threw his support behind Trump because he viewed Trump as a strong leader, the only one who could take on the probable Democratic nominee, Hellfire Hillary Clinton, the Arkansas Krusher.

As Christie astutely noted, the Clintons don’t want to see the Trumpster in the ring. They “do not know the playbook of Donald Trump because he is rewriting the playbook.”

Conventional wisdom was that in order to win in these complicated Republican primaries, a candidate needed thousands of volunteers in the trenches, getting out the vote, a tactic known as a ground game.

Also in the past, successful candidates required the support of local Republican bigwigs and grand poobahs, plus tons of moolah from special interests, to make huge negative advertising buys.

Trump had neither a ground game nor the support of local GOP notables. Also, Trump’s campaign is mostly self-financed, so he does not owe favours to any filthy special interest groups.

Nonetheless, Trump smoked the competition in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries and he is going to run roughshod over his opponents in the southern conservative states on Super Tuesday.

The Donald has become the master of the traditional media as well as social media.

His anti-establishment message is resonating with young and old, male and female, white and of color, blue collar workers, professionals and business people.

Accordingly, Republican majority leader Kevin McCarthy from California is now on side, together with a growing number of no-name Congressional Republicans.

Even Nikki Haley, Republican Governor of South Carolina, and a public supporter of Rubio, has publicly admitted that if The Donald is the Republican nominee, she will be able to work with him.

And therein lies Trump’s trump card: Winning. In politics, winning is everything.

Poor Marco Rubio doesn’t get it. He is still coming across as a weak, frightened and clueless little Bambi, caught in Trump’s oncoming headlights.

Rubio’s latest fallback position is that even if The Donald wins the nomination, Republicans will not vote for him. Basically, Rubio is saying: I may be a loser, but I am a preferred loser. So vote for me anyways.

Of course, Republicans will vote for Trump in the general election, likely in greater numbers than they voted for the boring and uninspiring Mitt Romney during the last presidential rodeo.

Republicans, like Democrats, are in politics to win, not to hand over victory to their arch enemy — in this case, the hated Clintons — without a fight.

Remember, Republicans are mad as hell at the Obama Democrats. They do not want a white female clone of Obama, in the guise of the Hillary.

What I also find “yugely” amusing is the juvenile responses by some GOP operatives to Christie’s endorsement of Trump:

Tim Miller, Jeb Bush’s former spokesman, lit up Twitter with cutting comments. “Like Trump, Chris Christie is a pathetic, corrupt man with a tiny ego. I’m sure they bonded discussing their insecurities over a big meal,” he tweeted.

Bush strategist David Kochel also laced into Christie. “New lesson kids: sometimes, the best option for the fat kid is to just hand his lunch money over to the bully! #TrumpChristie2016,” he said on Twitter.”

Recall that Miller and Kochel were part of the Jeb Bush campaign brain trust that blew through $130 million with nothing to show for all that hard-earned American cheddar. These two so-called political pros were part of the most expensive and worst campaign in primary history, a political debacle of Titanic proportions.

If I was either one of those bozos, I would be hiding my head in shame, probably on some obscure beach in Ibiza. The last thing I would be opining on would be the political acumen of any politician.

But these old political hacks are like their candidate: A pathetic, sore and clueless loser who had no business playing with the big boys and girls.

I predict that when Hillary comes up against the hard-charging and disruptive Trump juggernaut, she too will suffer the same political fate as the sorry Jeb Bush.

After Nevada, Hillary is toast — Trump is going all the way

Last night, Trump won overwhelmingly in the GOP Nevada caucuses.

To date Trump has won in northeast New Hampshire, South Carolina, and now the wild west of Nevada. His support is clearly national and he is attracting all segments of society, not just angry old men and women.

Trump even captured 45% of Hispanic vote in the Nevada caucus, notwithstanding his strong anti-immigrant position.

(He also did very well in midwest Iowa, coming a strong second to Cruz.)

In his victory speech last night, The Trump confirmed what I have been stating for weeks. Trump is winning the old, the young, the highly educated and as Trump so characteristically called them, “the poorly educated.” To which he ad libbed, “I love the poorly educated. They are the smartest and the most loyal.” That is pure Trumpism. Brilliant. Honest.

And that is why Trump is winning. He is connecting with people, like no one else in the Republican or Democratic races. Because Trump is being Trump. Profane, crude, blunt, brash, controversial. Anti-establishment. And the American people love him.

Sixty per cent of people polled in Nevada support a candidate who is not part of the political establishment.

I suspect that is true of Democrats and independents as well in America.

American people are sick and tired of both the Democratic and Republican establishments.

They are equally sick and tired of the very tired and disappointing Obama presidency. A president who is now being mocked and ridiculed in Europe, Asia, the Mideast and around the world for being a spineless wimp. For “leading from behind”. For failing to step up when Syria’s Assad crossed Obama’s “red line”, and for cutting and running in Benghazi and leaving Americans to be tortured and slaughtered. And for alienating America’s closest allies: Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Japan and Israel and its Mideast allies, Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Obama has also diminished America and Americans in the eyes of its enemies; Russia, Iran and China, by Obama’s inactivity, his indifference  and his overall weakness and spinelessness.

And who has the politically tone-deaf Hillary Clinton aligned herself with, but the failed and failing Obama presidency.

Hillary Clinton epitomizes the American political establishment. The old, decaying and dying sclerotic status quo.
There is a revolution stirring in American politics. The angry American people are mad as hell and they are not taking it any more. And by electing Trump president they want to send a message to Hillary that will be heard around the world:

Get the frack out of Washington and politics, you tired, old, lying, corrupt, political hack!

Why New Hampshire voters flocked to Trump and Sanders

New Hampshire voters handed stunning victories to the two outsiders: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Donald Trump won 36% of the GOP vote, followed by Kasich at 16%. Then the three also-ran amigos: Canadian-born Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and robotic Mario Rubio, all at 11%.

On the Democratic side, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders humiliated Hillary Clinton by defeating her 60% to 39%.

I love the fact that the majority of so-called political experts and pundits on both the left and right in the US and Canada are stumped by the success of the Trumpster and the raging septuagenarian socialistic Sanders, the junior senator from small town-state Vermont.

Trump’s reality TV show run for the presidency was supposed to have fizzled months ago. The experts had the GOP coalescing behind the heavily-funded and favored Jeb Bushm or the more immigrant-friendly, youthful and telegenic Marco Rubio.

Except, unlike Trump, none of these other candidates appear comfortable in their own skins.

Jebster will never be ready for prime time. In the debates, he came across as boring and indecisive, burdened by his tight-assed New England upbringing and the collective memory of his brother George’s shoot from the hip, overly militaristic and economically unsustainable presidency.

Meanwhile, Rubio is just a poor man’s middle of the road Cuban Mitt Romney, caught in the vortex of the GOP’s highly primal primary politics. In the most recent New Hampshire debate, Rubio shot himself in both feet as he robotically repeated his talking points. One day Rubio is all for legitimizing the illegal immigrants. The next day, bowing to the anti-immigrant GOP right wing, he is all for deporting them.

In this sense, he and the other Republican contenders are much like the now reviled President Barack Obama.

President Barry started with such “hope” and promise. But he has been exposed as the sorriest US president in the last century. He talks and talks and talks. But on the world stage, he carries a very limp stick.

Barry, the leader of the most powerful country in the world, is openly mocked by the thuggish Putin, Arab oil sheiks and Iranian mullahs, to whom he continually prostrates himself. He constantly seeks their approval, just as he unsuccessfully sought, throughout his life, the approval of his distant Kenyan father, who had abandoned him at an early age.

Obama will be forever associated with the pussy-whipped slogan, “leading from behind.” His disappearing “red line in the Mideast sand on Syria,” was the final straw that broke the camel’s back (to mix Mideast metaphors.)

From that time forth, Putin jumped in and overshadowed him. The Iranian mullahs mocked him. And Barry’s key allies in Europe, the Mideast (Israel), Asia (Japan) and South Asia (India) began distancing themselves from him and America.

The result?

An embarrassing near-fatal blow to America’s confidence and national self-esteem, both domestically and internationally.

On the domestic front, the economy has benefited the wealthy on Wall Street and Silicon Valley — but the middle class of Middle America? Not so much. And these angry Americans blame Obama and the political elites from both parties for their financially stagnant lives.

All this accounts for the rise of both Trump and Sanders.

Americans — young, old, white, male, female and of color — want America to be great again. They are tired of settling for mediocrity. Of just getting by. They want to prosper. They want a better financial and economic future for themselves and their children. They want to have a shot at what Trump has — and is promising.

They want to live in a stronger and more competitive America which is not afraid to beat China, Japan and Germany on the economic front. A nation that is not afraid to stand up for American values both at home and abroad, one that will exercise its military power against its enemies.

As for the Democrats, Sanders genuinely believes that government can be a force for good and can uplift all Americans, beyond mediocrity to greatness. Sanders has captured the youth vote (both male and female) with his call for massive change. For a revolution: Free public college tuition. Universal, single-payer, publicly-run, affordable, government-controlled health care. That is, The Canadian model.

And like Trump, Sanders has attacked the Wall Street and Silicon Valley elites who appear to be prospering at the expense of hard-working average Americans.

The big story in New Hampshire and in these primaries in general is that Democratic men and women under 45 are flocking to Sanders and have abandoned the Hillary, and for many good reasons.

These young and middle-aged Democrats see Clinton as “yesterday’s woman,” a tired, old, fat congenital liar and prevaricator. Scandals, lies and deceptions are embedded in her DNA: Whitewater; Benghazi; the destruction of her national security/private emails; Slick Willy selling access to Secretary of State Hillary for millions — the list goes on.

Young Democratic women also see Clinton as no advocate for women’s rights. Instead they view her as a power-hungry Lady Macbeth who humiliated and destroyed scores of vulnerable women who’d been preyed upon by her sexual predator of her husband.

I predict a Trump/Sanders fight to the death.

And a Trump White House in 2017.