Mr. Trump, What is ‘Not Worth It’?

From: townhall.com,  by Machael Brown,  on Feb 3, 2016,  see the article HERE. In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s second place finish to Ted Cruz in Iowa, his Twitter feed was surprisingly silent for fifteen hours, a near eternity for the very vocal, Twitter-friendly billionaire. When he did resume tweeting, he did it with typical aplomb, first with positive words about Iowa, and then with one tweet that generated a lot of attention and criticism. But what exactly did he mean? At 11:39 AM, Feb. 2, he tweeted: “I don’t believe I have been given any credit by the voters … Continue reading

Donald Trump (whose pants are on fire) is Proclaimed “King of Whoppers”

Right up front I’ll confess that I’m not a Trump supporter. If you prefer to read articles that extol Donald Trump’s righteous braggadocio, this piece is not for you. In this post you’ll find summarized rulings gathered from two well-known fact-checking authorities and they call Donald Trump’s honesty into question – big time. If you’re a Trump supporter, you may not like the results their rulings represent – it ain’t pretty. Frankly, I admit that I don’t put a lot of stock in the rulings by these so-called fact-checking entities since I’ve seen so many of their conclusions that I believed to be factually inaccurate. As a conservative, I … Continue reading

Why Trump Is Now Losing

From: townhall.com,  by Kevin McCullough,  on Jan 31, 2016,  see the article HERE. I hear the words of the establishment coming out of Donald Trump supporters, just like I heard them from Mitt Romney supporters, and just like I heard them from John McCain supporters. I’ve even heard them from Donald’s mouth personally. “People should vote for me because I’m winning and I’m a winner,” he has continually said some semblance of over and over throughout his time on the trail. He then cites a series of always national polls that show him leading in those polls that study opinion … Continue reading

How Poker Explains Donald Trump’s Campaign

From: Time.com,  by Alex Altman/Des Moines,  on Jan 30, 2016,  see the article HERE. Trump’s principles of political warfare mirror the poker players’ handbook Ask Donald Trump why he’d make a good president, and the real-estate tycoon has a ready answer. “I am a great deal-maker,” he boasts. Maybe so. But it doesn’t explain the rocket rise of Trump’s candidacy, which has been marked by few (if any) meaningful deals. There is, however, a particular talent that Trump has consistently flashed during the GOP nominating contest. He is, by far, the best poker player in the Republican field. Poker is … Continue reading

No More “Islamophobia”

. No More “Islamophobia”   Posted by John Velisek USN (Ret.) on January 29, 2016 There was a debate last night, and some of us actually watched it. I was struck by the intelligence shown by all of the candidates, although I do not think any of the positions that they already held will change. It is my opinion that Iowa is wide open, and there will really be no answers until Monday night or Tuesday morning. For some reason, the Republican National Committee thought having “you tube superstars” ask questions would be a good idea. Because you can have … Continue reading

Where Was Donald?

At the risk of becoming a “one-trick pony,” I can’t help but do another piece on Donald Trump. He’s an endless font of material and new material seems to show up daily. In this essay, I’m going to try to convince some of Donald Trump’s followers that he’s much more interested in what this nomination process can do for HIM, than its function as a mechanism of choosing a president. That should be painfully evident by his decision to skip the Iowa debate. The debates are designed to expose the candidates to the American voters. They give voters better insight … Continue reading

For Years, Trump’s Charity Gave Veterans Little More Than Peanuts

Now he wants to use them as political props From: weeklystandard.com,  by John McCormack,  on Jan 27, 2016,  see article HERE. Emphasis is Garnet92’s. Donald Trump says he’s skipping the final debate before the Iowa caucuses on Thursday night because he’s upset with Fox News and debate moderator Megyn Kelly. Trump will instead hold a “special event to benefit veterans organizations” in Iowa, according to a campaign press release. But the event could come off as a cheap political stunt exploiting veterans, especially because the Donald J Trump Foundation has been far from generous to veterans organizations over the years. … Continue reading

The Pesky Truth Gazette, Vol III, Number G

  Vol III, Number G Donald Trump Has a Morning Ritual That Reveals Who He Really Is. According to Business Insider contributor and author Michael D’Antonio, who wrote “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success,” Trump begins each day with something of a strange ritual seemingly aimed at boosting his ego. [Does his ego really NEED boosting?] He starts every day around 6:00 or 6:30 by reviewing a stack of clippings of newspaper and magazine articles pertaining to him. These clippings are specially prepared for him by an aide, most likely in an effort to keep him up-to-date on what … Continue reading

Donald Trump’s Statement on the Fox Debate

I just read Donald Trump’s statement – and I have to say that it sounds like he wrote it himself or had someone transcribe it as he spoke – because it sounds just like him. Here is his statement (taken from The Drudge Report) shortly before midnight on Tuesday, January 26, 2016: As someone who wrote one of the best-selling business books of all time, The Art of the Deal, who has built an incredible company, including some of the most valuable and iconic assets in the world, and as someone who has a personal net worth of many billions … Continue reading

Trump vs. Cruz – Misplaced Trust?

I was prompted to write this piece by an article that appeared on the Powered Wig Society’s website. It contained a letter to Mark Levin regarding Levin’s support of Cruz and “continued disparagement of Donald Trump.” I was directed to the letter by a friend who knew that I was leaning towards Cruz and thought I might be interested. As someone who prefers Ted Cruz to Donald Trump, I was curious as to what information might be lurking therein, so I read it. I found not only a number of items with which I disagreed, but several that were mischaracterizations … Continue reading

Cruz Is Right About Trump’s New York Values

From: thefederalist.com,  by David Marcus,  on Jan 18, 2016,  see the article HERE. New York values do exist, and they run counter to most American grassroots conservatism. What’s more, Ted Cruz is right that Donald Trump embodies many of them. Over the weekend, Sen. Ted Cruz doubled down on his claim that Donald Trump has New York values. In a faux apology, he said he was sorry the hard-working people of New York have to suffer under incompetent liberal leadership. The sorry, not sorry was specifically addressed not only to Trump, but also to liberal New York City Mayor Bill … Continue reading

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump!

From: nytimes.com,  by Maggie Habermanjan,  on Jan 19, 2016,  see the article HERE. Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, will endorse Donald J. Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, officials with his campaign confirmed. The endorsement provides Mr. Trump with a potentially significant boost just 13 days before the state’s caucuses. “I’m proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for president,” Ms. Palin said in a statement provided by his campaign. Her support is the highest-profile backing for a Republican contender so far. “I am greatly … Continue reading

Ted Cruz Apologizes to New Yorkers…Sort of

From Breitbart: Sen. Ted Cruz , whose attack on Donald Trump during Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina for his “New York Values” drew a pointed response from the Manhattan-based GOP front runner, issued an apology to New Yorkers last night. The apology, however, was not for using the term “New York Values,” but instead “to the millions of New Yorkers who have been let down by liberal politicians in that state.” “It’s been an interesting 24 hours, where Donald Trump and Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Hillary Clinton have all demanded an apology because … Continue reading

I Like Donald Trump, But I Don’t Think He Can Win A General Election

From: townhall.com,  by John Hawkins,  on Jan 9, 2016,  see the article HERE. NOTE: The headline contains Mr. Hawkins words, not mine. While I would vote for Trump if he is the nominee, I’m not particularly supportive of him. He’s done much to publicize issues, but I don’t see him as advancing conservative values or governing as a conservative. I don’t necessarily dislike Mr. Trump, I just don’t trust him. I just wanted to go on record as not having switched my support from Ted Cruz to Donald Trump. Garnet92. These days, people on the Right seem to be polarized: Either they think … Continue reading

Trump Names Pick For Vice President, It’s As American As You Can Get

With much appreciation to “America Conservative 2 Conservative”  Trump Names Pick For Vice President, It’s As American As You Can Get   November 18, 2015 by Sean Brown @ Mad World News H/t sonya On Tuesday, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump announced who it is he would tap for vice president if he gets the nod in the primaries from the GOP, and America is collectively cheering. In recent months, The Donald’s views have seemed to come into alignment with those of the Republican Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, so it makes sense as to why he would tap him … Continue reading

Ted Cruz Is More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

From: nationaljournal.com,  by Jake Flanagin,  on Dec 11, 2015,  see the article HERE. With all due respect to Mr. Flanagin, I take issue with a number of his statements. Our N&F readers know that I’m just an ordinary Texas rube, so my opinion may not be as esteemed as the author, but frankly a few of his statements are, in my humble opinion, dumb. So, in an effort to correct a few “slanted” statements, you’ll find my commentary in blue italics, interspersed with Mr. Flanagin’s original writings  – Garnet92.  Most Re­pub­lic­an can­did­ates for the U.S. presidency this elec­tion cycle are … Continue reading

Trump’s Orientation More Nationalist, Less Globalist

. My appreciation to the Tea Party Network. Click HERE for the original post. Trump’s Orientation More Nationalist, Less Globalist   Posted by Jeff B. Willis on December 12, 2015 at 11:00am In his 2000 essay, “The Origins of Political Correctness,” Bill Lind wrote: “We call it political correctness,The name originated something as a joke, literally in a comic strip, and we tend to think of it as only half serious. In fact, it’s deadly serious. It’s the great disease of our century, the disease that has left tens of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, … Continue reading

Donald Trump vs. Muslim immigration, Round Two

It’s Time for a Grown-Up Alternative to Trump’s Crude Muslim-Immigration Proposal From: nationalreview.com,  by Mark Krikorian,  on Dec 8, 2015,  see the article HERE. Donald Trump has again succeeded in setting the terms of political debate, this time by calling for a temporary halt to the admission of all Muslims from abroad, whether as immigrants or as visitors (“nonimmigrants” being the technical term). Everyone’s outraged, of course, but this is a topic that needs to be addressed head-on. First of all, it’s important to underline that Congress can exclude or admit any foreigner it wants, for any reason or no … Continue reading

Liberals have decided: let’s jump on Trump!

Donald Trump shows hate speech is now out and proud in the mainstream From: theguardian.com,  by Gary Younge,  on Dec 8, 2015,  see the article HERE. A note from Garnet92: I am not a Trump supporter. I am a conservative and nominally, a Republican, and I prefer Ted Cruz to Donald Trump. There are a number of things that I don’t like about The Donald, but I AM getting fed up with the vitriolic attacks on Trump, especially by hard left liberals and foreign newspapers (sorry, that’s redundant). It is time that liberals who are apoplectic (or feign to be) over some … Continue reading

Bill Bennett: They will kill Trump before they let him be a president

Garnet92’s Note: This came to me via email twice already this morning from conservative friends. I tried Snopes, but didn’t get a hit there, so I don’t know if this essay is truly attributable to Bill Bennet. I do like and respect Mr. Bennet on most political subjects and frankly I’m surprised to see him (appear to be) so solidly in Trump’s camp. Nevertheless, here is a reprint of the email, it does make some interesting points.  ~~~ William J. Bennett, Host of Bill Bennett’s Morning in America Show, is one of America’s most important, influential and respected voices on … Continue reading