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Knickerbocker Knock Down

 

That is how Cruz probably feels tonight coming in a distant third in the New York primary, with Trump at 63%, Kasich at 23% and Cruz at 14%.  Trump needed this victory after several weeks of bad news, mostly from the fact that at the state level where delegates are chosen the Trump organization is amateur hour and Cruz is succeeding in having “Trump” delegates picked who will be free to vote for Cruz if Trump does not win on the first ballot.  Trump has cried foul, but he has no one to blame but himself for his lack of state level organizations, and his inability to attract much support from conservative Republican activists, who make up the bulk of participants in the conventions in most states who pick the delegates.

On the Democrat side, Hillary will win her third home state, but the margin may not be very great.  Right now it is a sixty-forty split.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

9 Comments

  1. The American people are feed up with both the REPUBLICANs AND DEMOCRAT ‘s and want to take our country back and make it great again. There is so much greed and corruption in government and the American people are sick and tired of all of them getting richer on the backs of hard working Americans. Mr. Trump is saying what we all know to be true about both parties and he’s just as feed up as the rest of us. If he becomes our next President which I hope he will we all need to pray for him that god will lead him in the right direction. IT really is a sad day when our men and women who fought for our country and died to keep us free get less care then illegal people coming into our country.

  2. Say Don, how much of that money Trump raised for the veterans in that big production he made back in Iowa actually go to veterans’ groups?
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    One’s without “Trump” in the title, I mean.

  3. Dear Mac, I agree on Trump. Except he couldn’t possibly me more stupid or ineffectual than the two prior losers (to Obama). I prefer Trump to Hillary, Kasich, Ryan, or whatever rat the GOP establishment wants to anoint.
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    I believe the GOP establishment is feverishly working with the democrats against the interests of the American people, and, particularly, against my interests.
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    Trump couldn’t have done it alone. The GOP establishment did most of the leg-work.
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  4. “Trump couldn’t have done it alone. The GOP establishment did most of the leg-work.”

    Agreed. Trump’s rise is because we have a feckless political class. If Trump is the nominee I think he may well beat Clinton in the fall. Trump finds himself at the top of a political wave that is not near cresting yet.

  5. Mr. Trump is saying what we all know to be true about both parties and he’s just as feed up as the rest of us.
    He’s saying what he believes people want to hear– like any effective salesman.

    I do not believe he is an *HONEST* salesman– I think he’ll say whatever it takes to get what he wants, and that his business history is exactly what one should be looking at for evidence of that.

    He’s a bully with a big, fragile ego and a knowledge of how to use the rules to get what he wants. That’s bad.

  6. “If Trump is the nominee I think he may well beat Clinton in the fall.”
    Perhaps. The thought occurs that the voters’ calculus in a Clinton-Trump faceoff might just be to elect the one who would be easier to get rid of in four years. That would be Trump, given his volatility. He is more Berlusconi than Mussolini.

  7. I agree with Foxfier, Trump is feeding people what he thinks they want to hear.

    As for the “GOP establishment” crazy talk from others, I point out that the people covered by that loose catch phrase are the people who showed up to do the unglamorous work of finding, funding, and campaigning for candidates seeking to be the Republican standard bearers on Election Day, plus they keep the Republican Party in being between elections. Nobody is stopping anyone else from stepping up and taking a share of the work.
     
    Those who didn’t help The Little Red Hen collect the seeds, sow the wheat, harvest the grain, grind the flour, and bake the bread has a lot of gall to complain that Mrs. Hen ain’t sharing with them.
     
    Trump is a creature brought into being by the mating of celebrity hound low-information voters with low-commitment Republicans–the ones who think they’ve done their duty as a Republican and as a Citizen of the American Republic by showing up one day every two or four years to cast a ballot.

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