2016 January 4
by drdog09

— Instapundit

Democratic Party activists are conflicted over whether Hillary Clinton can take on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in the general election, with some fearing she provides too much ammunition for the flamboyant businessman’s style of attack.

While Mr. Trump is leading the national polls and calling the shots in what’s become a circuslike GOP primary season, Mrs. Clinton tops a sedentary Democratic race with two other opponents respectfully nipping at her without doing much damage — and party stalwarts are happy to have it that way.

“We’re going to start to have to look at how the [Democratic] candidates play against Donald Trump, because he’s certainly holding onto his lead in the Republican Party, and he has certainly played the Republican candidates in a way that has hurt some of his opposition, and I think people are going to start asking, ‘All right, who’s going to stand up under his type of campaigning?’” Mr. Allen said. “If Bernie [Sanders] is the candidate, Trump will play up how un-American socialism is, and if Hillary gets it, he will dig up everything in the past 40 years and use it — and won’t mince words in using it.”

Other activists say there’s a sense that, while it’s Mrs. Clinton’s turn to run, there’s no swell of on-the-ground enthusiasm for her to carry the party’s banner into the general election.


Well I see the Democratic party faithful are past the denial phase and into angst. Ain’t life a b@#$^!

What really has the Dim operatives really upset is that HRC won’t be running against Jeb Bush. Yeah that guy, which is whom they expected to trounce using ‘Bush lied’ tactics. That mental shift by your opposition should be telling the GOP leadership that Bush needs to disappear. Worse yet, that no matter what it will NOT be a RINO running for president in the General.

What was that phrase the Establishment GOPers always use? Oh yeah — “Shut up and vote for our guy.” Well this time we the disaffected have something to say — “Shut up and vote for our guy.” If you don’t then you need to be banished from the party. Suck it up.

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  1. 2016 January 4 6:04 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Chicago is the next Detroit — http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/261300/escape-chicago-daniel-greenfield — The Machine can no longer hold it together.

  2. 2016 January 4 6:08 am
    drdog09 permalink

    If I can’t laugh at what I do — http://www.theonion.com/article/study-finds-college-still-more-worthwhile-than-spe-36576 — Well lets just say I would be running down the halls screaming “What’s the frequency Kenneth?!!…”

  3. 2016 January 4 8:01 am
    justrand permalink

    Ah, drdog, but at then end of the 4 years the person who was chained to the basement floor has NO student debt…and hasn’t been indoctrinated! 🙂

  4. 2016 January 4 8:03 am
    justrand permalink

    Back on topic…

    I read an article on HotAir which asked “What if Trump took New York in the general election?”

    Game over.

    NO Democrat can win the White House without New York AND California. And Trump does real well in New York.

  5. 2016 January 4 8:46 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    I never realized you spoke Canadian (Canadien for any Frogs out there). I thought JR was the only one at BJG able to speak Canadian and hit on honeys from north of the border.

    Since today is the start of a cheerleaderless drought, here’s a Sunshine Girl from the frozen north country.


  6. 2016 January 4 8:50 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #1 –

    I lived in the Chicago area from 1981-91 before moving back home the Detroit area. You are right in more ways than one. Chicago is starting to resemble Detroit not only with financial problems, but in terms of crime, blight, etc. The added problem Chicago will have is that, unlike Detroit, it has a sizeable Hispanic population. I can see a time when black and Hispanic gangs go at one another.

  7. 2016 January 4 8:54 am
    drdog09 permalink


    I suspect Trump would also do well in Florida. There are 4 large voting blocs in the state — Jax, Orlando, Tampa/St. Pete and Miami/Dade. Jax and Miami/Dade are like NYC South. Tampa/St. Pete typically is more Red. So it is highly likely Trump could carry the state.

  8. 2016 January 4 8:56 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Nice sunshine girl….

  9. 2016 January 4 9:01 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #4n-

    For years the GOP establishment has been talking about the “big tent,” bringing in a diverse audience, ethnically and philosophically. There finally is a candidate who can reach across the line and appeal to a vast array of people: conservatives, moderates, a larger percentage of blacks, blue collar workers, etc. and is able to manage the media narrative.

    Instead of being pleased, they are looking for “Mississippi-like” tactics to stop him because he represents a major threat to the GOP establishment and its Chamber of Commerce buddies.

    Don’t know if you’ve seen his primary spokesperson, Katrina Pierson, but she is incredible sharp. She’s a 30-something black Tea Partier, who unsuccessfully competed against Pete Sessions in the 2014 primary. She wears a necklace with live bullets and has literally been destroying the media, RINOs and liberals on TV appearances.

    Trump is smart, but he didn’t turn his $5-million inheritance into $10-billion by himself. He did it by surrounding himself with competent people, many of whom are women.

  10. 2016 January 4 9:36 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Here’s your sign…..

  11. 2016 January 4 9:52 am
    justrand permalink

    as I posted in reply to a Facebook comment earlier today…

    What’s happening in Oregon may or may not be a “hill to die on”…and the fight may not be worth fighting at this time & place. BUT, the day is coming when Americans will have exactly two choices: FIGHT or KNEEL.

  12. 2016 January 4 10:45 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #11

    As a single mom, it’s obvious that Katrina Pierson “walks the walk” when it comes to being pro-life.

    Trump is the first Republican Presidential since Reagan who has been able to successfully play mind games with the media and the left (but I repeat myself).

    Is Trump as conservative as I would like? No, but he is a strong nationalist and is the only Republican talking about things engineering trade deals that benefit the US and bringing jobs back to the US.

    Imagine what the 22016 campaign would be like – and what wouldn’t be discussed – were it not for Trump.

  13. 2016 January 4 12:49 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    John Sununu was on FOX earlier today. You could tell he was getting very irritated as Bill Hemmer kept talking and asking about Trump. Sununu is total establishment. He just cannot understand why Americans are so upset with the establishment. The more I listen to idiots like him the more I think I could support Trump.

  14. 2016 January 4 1:11 pm
    bc3b permalink

    MIC –

    John Sununu, along with his buddy Warren Rudman, convinced George H.W. Bush that David Souter was conservative and would make a great Supreme Court justice.

    Never trust anyone if the letters in their last name are so repetitive.

  15. 2016 January 4 1:21 pm

    Bahrain and UAE have now cut diplomatic relations with Iran in addition to SA.

    15 – Sununu is scared sh1tless he’s about to lose his kingmaker status in NH, he has been ever since Trump started owning his chosen ones in his ‘own’ state, months ago I saw him on some FNC program more or less freaking out, hilarious and put a big grin on my face.

    “Is Trump as conservative as I would like? No,” – of course not, my eyes are equally wide-open in that regard. At this point though I’d rather have a smack talking non-pc nationalist at the helm for a period then another “conservative” that talks the talk… and then never walks the walk, and worse cowers in the face of opposition, which pretty much describes everyone in the race. Yeah it could end up as a disaster, but I basically see a disaster coming regardless.

    4 – I think people are dreaming about NY. If NYC didn’t exist I wouldn’t say that but what used to be a dark blue island surrounded by purple and red waters doesn’t much exist anymore. Yes there are pockets of red in NY but they are dwarfed by numbers from south of Albany. His only grace there is a) the peeps of the region know him very well, no need to really advertise b) they’re really not that fond of Hilda, particularly north of the city. Like CA, I just see NY way too far gone to be talking about it being in-play, 9-10pt loss vs 15-20pt loss, sure, maybe, but even then if ny is showing < 10 pt lead then she'll have big problems elsewhere so money isn't going to be redirected to ny. I know plenty in NY and CT that are Trump supporters, but they have no delusions at this point that their votes are going to actually matter in their state beyond the primaries. /2cents.

  16. 2016 January 4 1:24 pm

    What push back looks like:

    When a gun control advocate tweeted out that the bullet necklace was meant to bring attention to the 90 Americans killed each day by gun violence, Pierson fired back, “Maybe I’ll wear a fetus next time& bring awareness to 50 million aborted people that will never [get] to be on Twitter.”

    L O L Miss Pierson, that a girl, punch’em in the gut.

  17. 2016 January 4 1:25 pm
    fight on permalink


    Judges was one of many issues I had with JEB! After his dad with Souter and W with Roberts and the failed thought of Harriet Miers God only knows who JEB! would have given us.

  18. 2016 January 4 3:00 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    MIC, consider Trump a transitional character. If he won the presidency he might only be there one term. But by transitional I mean he would break the back of the RINOs and CoC crowd. Many of the insiders have said they would bolt if Trump won the nomination. I say, good riddance. The sooner you are gone the better.

    The upshot is that the grass roots and Tea Party crowd have reached the tipping point that they assume control of the party. It won’t be 100% from the get to, but over time they win. Trump is the indicator of that shift in control.

  19. 2016 January 4 3:13 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Dang! I know Bill was a philander, be he at least kept it ‘in the planet’ so to speak —

  20. 2016 January 4 3:47 pm
    TLS permalink

    Other activists say there’s a sense that, while it’s Mrs. Clinton’s turn to run, there’s no swell of on-the-ground enthusiasm for her to carry the party’s banner into the general election.

    I wonder if it’s as annoying to the D voters that they are having a candidate thrust upon them that they hate and who can’t win because “it”s her turn”? Of course the DNC can’t get rid of her because they have no other candidate to excite the donors and so are depending on those fund transfers from the Clinton Foundation. Talk about a catch 22.

    Of course, that’s another reason that GOP hates Trump, by not taking major donor money, he is denying the RNC their cut.

  21. 2016 January 4 5:30 pm
    bc3b permalink

    BJG Football – NFL Divisiuon/Final Standings

    Deckard: 141-78/7-8
    bc3b: 139-80/11-5
    Mullet: 136-83/9-6
    MI Conservative: 135-84/6-7
    TLS: 133-86/9-6
    Justrand: 127-92/8-7
    RJH: 123-96/11-4
    Fight On: 117-102/9-6
    drdog09: 102=117/10-5

    Congratulations Deckard!!!

  22. 2016 January 4 6:06 pm
    justrand permalink

    Well said, TLS! Of course, millions of folks (living AND dead) will vote for her because is a Democrat and (allegedly) a woman!

    P.s. You at least beat ME in the football pool.

  23. 2016 January 4 6:43 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    When I worked in Chicago my office overlooked Mount Carmel Cemetery, the final resting place of Al Capone, the Chicago Cardinals (Catholic, not former football players) and about 30,000 active Democratic voters.

  24. 2016 January 4 7:49 pm


    Way to go out of your way to make some more friends Ted, no comment about the Hammond’s actual case, just a call for the protesters to stand down. Missed opportunity for someone playing the outsider card, if one was going to comment on the situation at all if you ask me.

  25. 2016 January 4 7:59 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Problem is even the Hammonds have asked the people to stand down. From a PR angle this one is not going to help the patriot community.

  26. 2016 January 4 9:12 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Very suspicious — http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-04/us-government-discovers-10-years-errors-construction-spending-data-slamming-gdp — Ten years of data processing errors, un huh. Why not 8 years of processing errors. Oh wait that would blame the Obama administration, can’t have that…

  27. 2016 January 4 9:16 pm

    27 – Which is why oh say a sitting senator might have offered up some hearings in exchange to quietly to end this (before it builds to anything), everyone saves some face and gets a couple hours on cspan to air the BLM’s dirty laundry… then Gawdy in the house can do the same and get all uppity about how he’s outraged about such abuses at the hand of government and wave his hands in-front of the cameras… and nothing will change, nobody will get fired and everyone can then go back to sleep.

  28. 2016 January 4 9:27 pm

    28 – dddaaammnn yo! Almost too calm to be taken as real, then again sounds like it’s not the first time he’s walked in on that.

  29. 2016 January 4 9:34 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Gowdy has accomplished the same thing as Issa – nothing. Lots of smoke and absolutely no fire.

  30. 2016 January 5 1:24 am

    33- Precisely.

  31. 2016 January 5 4:46 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Did you know that the number of 20somethings that ‘retired’ doubled in a decade? — http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-04/straight-face-us-government-finds-number-retiring-20-24-year-olds-has-doubled — Neither did I.

    Potemkin villages all the way down folks.

  32. 2016 January 5 5:26 am

    Yes, this chit is real, coming to a power station near you eventually.

  33. 2016 January 5 6:27 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Scott Adams calling it for Trump, without saying so — http://blog.dilbert.com/post/136261193951/ranking-the-best-political-pundits-of-2015

  34. 2016 January 5 6:28 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Sometimes, dumb tech is the best tech. I would put a reliable electrical supply in that category. Smart isolated gen stations not on the web coupled with a distro system as dumb as a rock.

  35. 2016 January 5 10:06 am
    TLS permalink

    Congrats Deckard!!

  36. 2016 January 5 10:44 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Deckard was just lucky (yeah ya dog!).

    It takes skill and panache to win the Tidy Bowl standing three seasons in a row. 🙂 Me and my Buccaneers

    So what does Deckard win beside our undying admiration and a ‘lesson’ for his bookie???

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