May 26, 2016

Trump hits delegate mark ahead of “final five” Super Tuesday

Mitch WolfeRebel Blogger
 

It seems just a month ago that Senator Ted Cruz was “cruisin for a brusin'” with his opponent the Trumpster in a projected contested GOP convention in Cleveland in July.

In April, the Washington-based Republican establishment was hot to trot to trip up Trump. They were apparently lining up behind Ted Cruz in an effort to stop Trump on the second or third ballots.

Then came the May 3 Indiana primary. Trump crushed Cruz once and for all in that heavily conservative state (53.3% to 36.6%). In fact, that was Cruz’s last stand. He folded like a cheap suit after that ignominious defeat, followed quickly by one-state wonder Kasich.

Prospects of a contested convention vanished, together with any hope that Republican Trump haters would withstand the Trump juggernaut to total victory.

As of today, Trump has unofficially captured the GOP nomination for president.

The Associate Press delegate count has Trump reaching 1238 committed delegates, the magic number being 1237.

Several previously unbound GOP delegates have told AP that they would support Trump at the national convention, the most prominent and most visible being Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard.

Pollard has publicly stated in Trump’s defense that, “I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn’t like where our country is,” Pollard said. “I have no problem supporting Mr. Trump.”

In view of Trump’s recent public squabble with New Mexico Republican Governor Susana Martinez for not immediately endorsing him, Pollard’s strong defense is a refreshing change.

Note that Trump has secured the nomination prior to the June 7 Super Tuesday primary contests in the final five final states. About 303 delegates will be up for grabs on that primary night.

Trump’s nomination caps an incredible primary run where he competed against 16 other GOP contenders.

Recall in the early stages of this weird and wacky primary season, Trump publicly called illegal Mexican immigrants “rapists”. He promised to build a wall to keep out illegal Mexican immigrants. Also he called for banning Muslim immigrants to the United States until the government figured out how to protect its citizens and the country from radical Islamic terrorists infiltrating the country.

Yes, these comments were incendiary. And totally politically incorrect. But Trump, a master showman and entertainer, was able to effectively separate himself from the herd of much more politically experienced opponents.

Trump then brilliantly skewered his major opponents by giving them nasty but very appropriate sobriquets, i.e.,
“Lyin Ted” Cruz, “Little Marco” Rubio, and “Weak” Jeb Bush. These devastating nicknames stuck and helped define these very flawed candidates. None of them were able to survive.

Now Trump -- with the GOP establishment slowly unifying behind him due to their shared hostility towards the presumptive Democratic nominee -- has turned his exceptional personal PR guns against “Crooked” Hillary and “Slick Willie” Clinton.

The Clintons have never collectively faced such nasty and over the top public abuse and derision.

Hillary’s campaign is already “toast.”

It is now just a question of how badly Trump will defeat Hillary in November.



 

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commented 2016-05-28 20:28:04 -0400
LOL, the GOP decides the best choice for leader is a lifelong Democrat.

Conservatism is dead in the States, too. It died with Cruz’ campaign.
commented 2016-05-27 08:14:15 -0400
Can’t wait for Trump to smack Justin on the back of the head and say what the hell were thinking letting in so many ISIS.
commented 2016-05-27 06:43:59 -0400
Oh yeah, Bernie wants to debate Trump. This I just gotta see.
commented 2016-05-27 06:32:18 -0400
Hillary will likely get charged. Biden may then parachute in to take Hillary’s place at the Democrat’s convention and their party will probably self destruct.
Actually it is probably better for Trump that Hillary not be charged. She is a pathetic candidate who has been completely over-rated by the MSM. Kinda like Junior.
Either way Trump wins.
commented 2016-05-27 05:54:23 -0400
Capt Dons my pick if i lived in the US! Obviously those who vote for your Clinton don’t know she’s up on extremely serious treason charges. Media’s got a lot to answer for there. Even so he’s a far better candidate. A very smart and candid person and extremely refreshing in a world choked by political correctness.
commented 2016-05-27 02:17:22 -0400
Sean P……your talking out your ass! You’re mentally not well and your posts show it.
commented 2016-05-27 00:30:46 -0400
I can hardly wait to see Hillary “the pathological liar” Clinton go to jail. Maybe she can take Sean Penson with her so he can be her bitch.
commented 2016-05-26 23:25:16 -0400
Hillary is going to jail. The Inspector General of the State Dept. has just reported on the security issues and Hillary has failed that review. Just waiting for the report on the FBI investigation on the likely criminal charges against her.

Trump is a shoe in.
commented 2016-05-26 23:11:45 -0400
Too bad his campaign is foundering. H is going to easily steal the presidency from this biggot! GOP will lose big time
commented 2016-05-26 22:35:23 -0400
From the beginning Trump has been saying what the silent majority have been thinking:

1. Build a wall on the border with Mexico. Eleven million or some estimates are thirty million illegal immigrants. Why would any country tolerate this? The US politicians in charge federally and at the state level like the cheap farm and other basic labour jobs filled by illegal immigrants so that corporations and companies can make a bigger profit. They say it is to keep the cost of food lower and in actual fact food has been rising sharply for several years. Suddenly, John McCain is in jeopardy of losing his next election in Arizona due to the southern border immigration policy of Trump. This is why the establishment do not like Trump, because it is personal and not about the country.
2. Stop immigration of muslims. Every politician except Trump and maybe Cruz wants to continue with muslim immigration. Why? They are afraid that their political career will come to a screeching halt and be called racist, bigot and all the other usual stuff. It is a career ender and so all of these politicians support muslim immigration to save their own political skin. It is personal and not about the country.
3. Jobs and the debt. Why did Bush increase the debt by 5 trillion? Why did Obama increase the debt by 9 trillion? Bush was not a very good politician and wasted a huge amount on the Iraq/Afghan wars to keep the military industrial complex humming and Obama is deliberately trying to collapse the economy. Why would politicians not support keeping jobs in the US and lowering the debt? I believe it is the prevalent attitude that the US is so rich and they should spread their wealth around the world and give other countries a break. Well it isn’t working. Do you ever hear the politicians or the media talking about the economy? I don’t and I watch CNN every day. What everybody is talking about is all of Trumps insults and Hillarys e-mail. Hillary doesn’t give a shit about jobs or the economy. She wants Billy to be President of the World while she is President of the USA. The Clintons are in this for themselves.

For most politicians it is about their personal career, power, influence, money, and not about the country. Trump is reversing this trend and making the country and the people the top priority. Many people hate this and Trump is in danger of an assassination attempt and he knows this as he has been wearing a bullet proof vest for about the past four months.
commented 2016-05-26 21:30:55 -0400
Keith Richards wrote «Trump just plain out strategized and out smarted all of his opponents, including the MSM / media party.»

I think it’s less the result of a strategy and more of Trump simply telling everyone exactly what he thinks, which happens to match a lot of unspoken things that a lot of people think, and the Media Party being completely unable to deal with that, having never encountered it before.
commented 2016-05-26 21:28:18 -0400
I think the warming up of the GOP to Trump has a lot to do with the latest polls showing that Trump can defeat Hillary.
commented 2016-05-26 20:05:08 -0400
Congratulations President in waiting, Trump.

Perhaps, after you have been in Office for a month or two, you could find time to stomp on Canada’s Prime Idiot Trudeau and teach him the facts of life. He is a pseudo Muslim who likes to buy up these people and bring them home to Canada, in exchange for votes.

I am certain that these, paid for voters will eventually start to trickle south, in a quest for warmer climes. It would be in your interest Sir, to put Trudeau in his place, as soon as possible.

Thank You.
commented 2016-05-26 19:12:55 -0400
Clinton accuses Trump of being a loose canon but what is she if not an empty canon defending an imaginary line in the sand.
commented 2016-05-26 18:41:57 -0400
Trump did what the populace wanted of Canadian conservative politicians, but such cons would not do in fighting back against the usual bigot card allegations.

Canadian Conservative politicians – afraid of fighting back for fear of being called a bigot by e,g, men hating feminists, white hating “white privilege” racial stereotypers, heterophobic gay activists, anglophobic French/Quebec First types – who wants to vote for cowardly fools.

Trump is in tune with public in it being silly to have free trade with 3rd world nations having 1/10th the cost of living, silly to think private businesses can do what they want.

People realize Trump will never be able act in any so-called extremist measure because of civil rights laws prevent right wing extremist actions, but have not been changed to prevent left-wing extremist actions that the rebel comments on frequently.

Trump appeals to minorities and women not blaming the white man all the time, and realize cracking down on those who do, will only help them. Think about it. Willing to hire a Black, sure, Willing to hire these #soWhite Blacks – No way
commented 2016-05-26 18:38:47 -0400
I know this isn’t on topic but there was an interesting if not telling picture form the G7. It showed the 7 leaders, ok 6 leaders and Trudeau. They were paired up walking in a line, apparently talking business, with our boy wonder in the second row behind left to walk on his own with a scowl on his face . In this case a picture was worth a thousand words. Back on topic, it will be most interesting how Canada will be received by Trump if he should be elected.
commented 2016-05-26 18:23:58 -0400
go trump go ,and please if you win nuke Ottawa if turdo ever shows up to actually work
commented 2016-05-26 18:15:27 -0400
Trump just plain out strategized and out smarted all of his opponents, including the MSM / media party.