2016 Hopefuls · Donald Trump · GOP Base · Xenophobia

Xenophobic Trump Questioner Wasn’t a Plant — He’s Your GOP Base

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“I think that seems like a complete plant, it was a set up”

Conservative media has been busy spreading speculation that the xenophobic questioner at the Trump event last week concerned with Muslim “training camps” was actually a liberal plant looking to make the candidate and the party look foolish.

Here’s Fox’s “The Five”:

During a discussion of the incident that occurred on Thursday at a Trump town hall in New Hampshire, in which the GOP frontrunner refused to correct a supporter who not only spread false rumors about the president but also called for the eradication of Muslims from the United States, both Kimberly Guilfoyle and Eric Bolling implied that the man in question was a “plant” or somehow not serious about his views.

“As far as Trump’s concerned with respect to this, I think that seems like a complete plant, it was a set up, it just sounds fake and phony and ridiculous,” Guilfoyle said of the man’s comments.

“It’s a joke, right?” Bolling agreed. “It’s almost comical the way it was delivered.”

Allahpundit over at Hot Air at least admits that it’s probably not a planted questioner… before speculating that “gee it sure does seem like a plant-y type question”:

there’s no reason to think this guy is a plant just because he’s surprising Trump with a question guaranteed to put him on the spot. Two: That said, this is so over the top, not just in the rhetoric (“when can we get rid of them?”) but in the speaker’s inflections, that it does play like some sort of prank. If you were intent on Mobying Trump at a Q&A for maximum embarrassment, this is precisely the question you’d ask. But then, that makes me wonder — did the audience even know there’d be a Q&A? Trump hasn’t done that before at his events and as far as I know it wasn’t advertised yesterday that he’d be doing one. There’s no way it was a prank if the audience didn’t know in advance they’d get a turn at the mic.

But here’s the thing. Why in the world would anyone speculate that this guy is a plant when the polling numbers show there would be no need for anyone to plan this. That guy wasn’t a plant. He’s Donald Trump’s base. And he’s not just Donald Trump’s base – he represents the Republican base.

Here’s a PPP poll from September 1st:

Trump’s beliefs represent the consensus among the GOP electorate. 51% overall want to eliminate birthright citizenship. 54% think President Obama is a Muslim. And only 29% grant that President Obama was born in the United States. That’s less than the 40% who think Canadian born Ted Cruz was born in the United States.

So conservatives, here’s my message to you. If you’re embarrassed by the questioner, to the point where you think he could only be some sort of evil liberal plant sent to embarrass the Republican party, it’s time to take a look in the mirror. You created this monster, and if you’re cringing over this stuff as much as it seems like you are, then it’s time for you to own it.

By mr.fusion

Donald Trump · Fox News · Immigration · Maeco Rubio

Marco Rubio Makes Himself Unelectable By Launching A Classless Attack On President Obama



Marco Rubio went on Fox News and embarrassed himself while trying to attack President Obama.


Sen. Rubio was talking about Donald Trump on Fox and Friends, but he couldn’t resist attacking President Obama.

Rubio said:

Here’s what’s so important to me. The presidency of the United States is not just the top governmental official. It is the leader of our people and our nation as well. It is important that to conduct the presidency has to be done in a dignified way, not with a level of class. I don’t think the way he’s behaved over the last few weeks is either dignified or worthy of the office he seeks.

We already have a president now that has no class. I mean we have a president now that does selfie stick videos, that invites YouTube stars there, people that you know, eat cereal out of a bathtub that accuses his. You just saw the interview he did right now where he goes on comedy shows to talk about something as serious as Iran. The list goes on and on.

Rubio has rendered himself unelectable to the same voters that the Republican Party was hoping to sell his candidacy to. By ranting against selfie sticks, The Daily Show, and YouTube stars, Rubio sounded like the senior citizens who make up the majority of the Republican Party.

Rubio’s attack on Obama was embarrassing because it demonstrated how out of touch with the majority of America the Senator from Florida is. President Obama is continuing to pile up victories as his presidency is on its way to ending on a very high note. Obama’s personal approval rating has never fallen to the depths that George W. Bush experienced.

Marco Rubio’s attack simply was not based in reality.

By doing things like talking about important issues on shows like The Daily Show where the audience isn’t all political junkies, Obama has broadened his appeal and reached people who don’t watch cable news. Marco Rubio doesn’t understand that this is a good thing. One would be hard-pressed to find a single classless thing that President Obama has done while in office.

Rubio reminds of another Republican, who ran for the White House on a promise of restoring honor and dignity to the White House. George W. Bush won his election and then invaded Iraq on a lie, tortured innocent people in the name of the American people, bungled a federal response to a natural disaster and crashed the economy.

If the alternatives are Republican “dignity and class” as typified by George W. Bush, or a recovered economy a nation no longer engaged in perpetual war, the American people are better off with Obama and his selfie stick.

Jason Easley

Donald Trump · Twitter Faux Pas

Donald Trump Twitter fail: “Nazi” tweet draws relentless mockery

Donald Trump Twitter fail:

This is what happens when you become first runner-up in a national poll regarding U.S. Presidential candidates for 2016. It’s truly reminiscent of the 2012 “clown show”. Let the take-downs and deflation of character begin…


The tweet didn’t actually feature Nazi soldiers, but it sure looked that way to many users

Donald Trump tweeted and then quickly deleted an image of his face juxtaposed with what some Twitter users alleged were Nazi soldiers. In any case, they certainly are not modern American troops.

The image superimposed Old Glory over Trump’s face, the White House, a pile of cash and what appears to be Wehrmacht soldiers — the heart of Nazi Germany’s military. Below the image, the words: “We need real leadership. We need results. Let’s put the U.S. back into business.” Trump tweeted himself, #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.

Donald Trump · Fox News

Donald Trump: There has never been a greater enemy to Israel than Barack Obama

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Oh my goodness, Trump and Fox News are  such stomach turners…


Birther Donald Trump is again pretending he might run for president. Along with that hot air, he spouted off a few bogus accusations against President Obama on Fox News last night. Host Jeanine Pirro looked at him adoringly.

In an interview on last night’s Justice with Judge Jeanine show, Trump announced that the economy is in “very bad shape.” He said, “We owe $17 trillion – now it just hit $18 trillion. Trillion! A word that you never even heard, like, five years ago.”

Well, maybe Trump never heard the word “trillion” five years ago. But the fact of the matter is that when George W. Bush left office nearly six years ago, the country was in many trillions of dollars of debt. From PolitiFact:

On Jan. 20, 2009, the date of Obama’s inauguration, the debt held by the public stood at roughly $6.307 trillion, according to the Treasury Department’s “Debt to the Penny” calculator. The total debt, or gross federal debt, was about $10.627 trillion.

As for the increase under Obama’s tenure, PolitiFact also notes that “about two-thirds of the annual deficit during his term has been from entitlements and interest.” Meaning, of course, that the bulk of the growth was not due to any of Obama’s policies.

Of course, Pirro didn’t correct the record. Nor did she point out all the improvements to the economy under Obama: the shrinking deficit, increases in the stock market and decreases in unemployment, e.g. But that’s not a huge surprise. This is the same former judge who was blind to the pile of evidence disproving Trump’s birther attacks on Obama. She’s also the same former prosecutor who was married to a mobster and thug for over 30 years.

But on Fox, Pirro is presented as a credible analyst who has demanded Obama’s impeachment. She now said about Obama’s desire to close Guantanamo Bay prison, “It’s almost as though he’s replenishing the enemy in a time of war.”

Trump was not to be outdone in the Obama-foreign-policy smearing. Trump said, “Probably, maybe from the beginning, there has never been a greater enemy to Israel than Barack Obama.” Yeah, just pay no attention to the billions the U.S. gives to Israel each year that make it the single biggest recipient of U.S. foreign aid.

Trump continued, “It’s incredible the way he treats them, the way he’s speaking to them. I think he treats our known enemies much better.”

It’s more than ironic for a guy like Trump to be complaining about respect toward Israel’s government. Given the utter contempt Trump has shown for his own country’s government, it speaks volumes about where his loyalty lies.

But of course, Pirro saw nothing but a great American in Trump. She said, “You have very strong opinions on everything, the military and the economy and health care – 2016? I mean there isn’t really a front runner. What about Donald Trump?”

“Well, we’re gonna see what happens,” Trump said. “The Republicans need somebody great and if they don’t get it, we’re gonna have a problem in this country.” He promised that after the election, “I’ll make lots of decisions and maybe lots of choices.”

The look of admiration on Pirro’s face as she closed the interview said it all.


Apparently, she’s got a real thing for grifters.

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Donald Trump Finds His Calling as Final Judge on Stupidity

Frankly, I totally enjoy watching Donald Trump expose his ignorance…


During the March 26th edition of Fox’s On the RecordDonald Trump called PresidentObama’s comments about concerns over a nuke in Manhattan “absolutely the dumbest — I guess I have to say one– but maybe I can say the single dumbest statement I have ever heard a president make.”

Of course, The Donald had probably just returned from his high-rise laboratory where he gauges stupidity based on the rate at which his fingers gravitate toward Greta Van Susteren’s contact information. Sigh, it’s hard to argue with science.

But let’s give it the old college try. Here are some presidential quotes that out-dumb President Obama’s attempt to articulate his genuine fears concerning homeland security:

  • “The crotch, down where your nuts hang, is always a little too tight.” – Lyndon Johnson in a White House recording.
  • “I’m President of the United States, and I’m not going to eat anymore broccoli.” – George H. W. Bush, begging SNL‘s Dana Carvey to combine his talents.
  • “That depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.” – Bill Clinton role-playing as Descartes before the Grand Jury.

Of course, dumb comments aren’t just silly, as Trump implies. How about quotes with grave and aloof implications:

  • “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” – George W. Bush to FEMA administrator Michael D. Brown.
  • “Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” – Herbert Hoover in an address to the Nebraska Republican congress.
  • “When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.” – Richard Nixon in a 1977 interview with David Frost.

Now, Trump made no distinction between countries either, saying “I don’t mean just the president of this country.” There really only needs to be one example here (with apologies to Chávez and Putin):

  • “I am still the Hitler of the time.” – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at a state funeral.

Hmmm, let’s finish off this experiment with American business moguls, shall we? Ah, what luck, we only need one for this too:

  • “I have been right about almost everything.” – Donald Trump on the March 26th edition of Fox’s On the Record.
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Donald Trump’s Awful Tweet About Sexual Assault In The Military

Donald Trump is as ignorant as he looks…

The Huffington Post

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On Tuesday, the Pentagon released a report about the rampant sexual assault taking place within the United States military. The figures the report laid out were shocking to read. From the Associated Press:

The Pentagon report says that the number of sexual assaults reported by members of the military rose from 3,192 to 3,374 in 2012, while the department estimates that as many as 26,000 service members were assaulted, based on anonymous surveys, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the report.

Politicians from President Obama on down condemned the findings. For noted military theorist Donald Trump, however, the study sent a different message:

It’s quite the classy response! Is Trump saying that men are all prone to rape? Or that women shouldn’t be allowed in the military because they’ll inevitably be assaulted? This seems like a very dark view of the world. Trump has threatened to run for president in the past, but it’s possible that he just lost the women’s vote. And men’s. And military families. And everyone, everywhere.