Friday, January 22, 2016


cinema à la carte                                 

A 2001 film starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett.  Blew us away last night.  Great, great fun;  loosely based on real characters. Great performances.

Trumping the GOP for God

Political Spaghetti

(Ann Coulter)

We have never had total war against a candidate like we're seeing with Donald Trump. All elements of national media are uniting to stop him.

Look for a fake Trump scandal to break -- probably from a conservative news outlet -- right before the Iowa caucus.

The attacks on Trump from the "conservative" media calling him a socialist, a Democrat, a flip-flopper, a fake conservative are just name-calling. I notice that the accusers never include examples, not true ones, anyway.
Here are some examples of how Trump has always been for Americans first
A few months ago, an alleged Trump quote from a 1998 People magazine interview was circulating on the Internet, claiming Trump said that if he ever ran for president, he'd run as a Republican because Republican voters are "the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they'd still eat it up."

I pay a lot for Nexis, and Trump has never said anything remotely resembling this. investigated, too, and also concluded the quote was a fake. But you can probably still find some idiot tweeting it out right now.

Last week, Glenn Beck "retweeted" a post allegedly tweeted by Trump the day after the 2012 election, saying: "I always vote for the winners! Congratulations to My Friend, @BarackObama!"

If that doesn't sound like Trump, it's because Trump never said it. Beck's retweet sure made it look real, but you can check Trump's Twitter archive.

All the stories about Trump being a fraud keep turning out to be the real frauds. (Coulter cont.)

"All elements of national media are uniting to stop him."

From my perspective, as a "senior" political analyst, it's been true (for at least 50 years) that the GOP candidate Democrats most rail against (fear) was the  best candidate for America in the race.  We all, I think, will generally agree with that supposition.  But, it's also true that the candidate the GOP works hardest to defeat, often in league with Democrats,  has also been the best man (or woman) running.  1n 1980 the GOP establishment  tried and failed to destroy Reagan because he was smarter than them; had the best message for America; and was more media savvy.  Donald Trump is playing that song. So the enemy of my enemy is my friend in this instance.