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5/5/2016

Rick Perry the Most Recent to Support Trump, Whom He Called a “Cancer on Conservatism”

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:43 pm




You want to know why people are getting fed up with politicians? Here are some pretty good examples. To be fair, few of these people are “praising” Trump. But their willingness to vote for the man makes them look like fools, in light of what they said previously. And I’m here to remind you.

Here is Rick Perry from July 22, 2015:

He is without substance when one scratches below the surface. He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: A toxic mix of demagoguery and mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued,” Perry said. “Let no one be mistaken — Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.

Today, it is being reported that Perry is supporting that cancer on conservatism:

“He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them,” Perry said Thursday.

“He wasn’t my first choice, wasn’t my second choice, but he is the people’s choice,” Perry added.

Bobby Jindal in September 2015:

Last week, I said on national television that Donald Trump is a shallow, unserious, substance-free, narcissistic egomaniac.

It’s pointless arguing policy with someone not intellectually curious enough to care and who makes it up on the fly. According to him, his plans will be “fabulous” and “something terrific.”
His problem with Washington isn’t big government, it’s that he’s not running it. He’s not liberal, moderate or conservative. He’s not Republican or Democrat. Donald Trump is for Donald Trump. He believes only in himself.

Like all narcissists, Trump is insecure, weak and afraid of being exposed. That’s why he’s constantly telling us how big and rich and great he is, and how insignificant everyone else is.

. . . .

Conservatives need to say what we are thinking: Donald Trump is a madman who must be stopped.

Two days ago, Jindal said he’s for the madman: “My vote’s for Trump.”

Marco Rubio said in March:

“I think he’s already an embarrassment,” Rubio said. “People around the world are watching this debate and this campaign and wondering what’s happening here, because the things he says are nonsensical.”

He’s more than halfway to supporting Trump. I have no doubt he will.

And two days ago, Ted Cruz pulled no punches:

Ted Cruz on Tuesday unloaded on Donald Trump, accusing him during a news conference of being a “pathological liar,” “utterly amoral,” “a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen” and “a serial philanderer.”

If Rubio and Cruz toe the line and support Trump, that will be epic, huh?

I’d like to think Cruz won’t. He set himself apart in the Senate by taking on his colleagues. He could set himself apart by refusing to support Trump.

But I’m through making predictions this election cycle.

P.S. At least Trump is doing some outreach to the Hispanic community:

Congratulations, GOP. You own this now.

And virtually everybody will fall in line, beclowning themselves in the process.

111 Responses to “Rick Perry the Most Recent to Support Trump, Whom He Called a “Cancer on Conservatism””

  1. I can tell that my decision to exit the party is going to look better and better every day.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  2. Trump’s also talking about how he loves taxing the rich, and hiring a finance guy who worked for Soros and has contributed overwhelmingly to Democrats. It’s impossible to fully document all the crazy stuff he does in one day while most people are working.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  3. But … why? The downticket?

    nk (dbc370)

  4. Trump is a punk, a jerk, an opportunist, and a moderate Democrat.
    But he’s still a better choice than Hillary.
    And THAT is what is a Presidential election in November comes down to—a binary choice.

    Jindal, Walker, Perry, Fiorina, Rubio, and Cruz were all good choices, although they didn’t win. GOP primary voters are idiots, but they’re still less idiotic than Demcorat primary voters. Barely. But still.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  5. if isn’t clearly, what a ‘kamikazi scotsman’ that move, probably recommended by schmidt was, I can’t help you,

    narciso (732bc0)

  6. You don’t need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

    link

    steveg (fed1c9)

  7. (If you have a super-long link, use the link button and hyperlink the link to the word link. If that makes sense. I just did that with your super-long link, steveg.)

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  8. Trump is a punk, a jerk, an opportunist, and a moderate Democrat.
    But he’s still a better choice than Hillary.

    That’s a matter of opinion. I respect those who say Hillary is not as bad, those who (like you) say she is worse, and those who (like me) can’t be bothered to care.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  9. Amash is just figuring this out now? What a dunce. Typical govt. hack.
    More fuel for the future fire.

    mg (31009b)

  10. Another Conservative for Hillary!

    Real American (d7f15f)

  11. Unless, by some miracle, there is another choice to be made in November, I know who I’ll cast my vote for president… reluctantly but with some hope for the future. It won’t be Hillary Clinton. There is no hope to be found there and I’ll be damned if I’ll contribute to that walking criminal enterprise.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  12. And good for Rick Perry.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  13. Cheers, Col.

    mg (31009b)

  14. well riding with huma, sid vicious, probably reines, and co, seems like a good fit for them,

    narciso (732bc0)

  15. (Sigh), looks like Rand Paul is also having a change of heart. Republicans über alles.

    JVW (eabb2a)

  16. The Emperor’s New Clothes.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  17. When the establishment republicans were warming to Cruz it was because they were coming around to his way of thinking, not because they were sellouts like Perry. Riiight. The cheese on the moon is blu.

    mg (31009b)

  18. Agreed.
    I will be very discouraged if Cruz joins in.

    Levin has a different tack,
    engage Trump to be more conservative to earn support if he wants to get elected,
    but I guess we are not sure he does.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  19. In 1988, former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight — who endorsed Trump last week — got into trouble for a TV interview in which he joked to Connie Chung “When rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it.”

    It appears that some erstwhile conservatives believe that too.

    Speaking for myself, I don’t care if it’s inevitable. If that thing’s pointed in my direction, it’s not going to be drawn back without a helluva lotta damage to its owner.

    I hope Ted Cruz is made of tougher stuff than the rest, and won’t leave Ben Sasse out there alone at High Noon.

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)

  20. Justin Amash gets it.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  21. Where has Amash been since this presidents rape of the constitution?
    Blame Trump.

    mg (31009b)

  22. Jindal, Walker, Perry, Fiorina, Rubio, and Cruz were all good choices, although they didn’t win. GOP primary voters are idiots, but they’re still less idiotic than Demcorat primary voters. Barely. But still.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a) — 5/5/2016 @ 7:08 pm

    I disagree.

    GOP voters have had eight years to observe what happens when you put a clueless man in the Oval Office. And they chose a MORE clueless one, in the hopes that he is just slightly better than Hillary Clinton, because they were so mad at “The Establishment.”

    I’ll say it again, but not for the last time: Nominating Trump to get back at the GOPe is like a teenage girl who gets knocked up by a delinquent to get back at her parents.

    Oh, look at the ultrasound! It’s a childish, whining crybully boy!

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)

  23. It is pitiful that team rino will not go after obama on his trashing of the constitution.
    gutless pigs the lot of them.

    mg (31009b)

  24. no, obama like alinsky’s sorcerer’s apprentice, knows what to do, in order to ‘fundamentally transform’ this nation, happenstance has really prevented him from completely succeeding,

    narciso (732bc0)

  25. Amash is just figuring this out now?

    Nope. Oddest thing. Just because you say something, doesn’t mean it’s the first time you ever thought it! Weird, huh?

    Where has Amash been since this presidents [sic] rape of the constitution?

    Fighting him.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  26. coincidence? such as?
    more in line with being lame or paid off.

    mg (31009b)

  27. always respected that Mr. Perry

    happyfeet (15acf4)

  28. Perry and Huckabee. Kasich and Deal. Tell me again why the best of the GOP are always to be found in the gubernatorial ranks. Yet, this is the absolute consensus opinion of the elites and the acamademics. What rot.

    As of now, only two of the candidates in Indiana will have my vote: Pence and a guy named Arthus, who is running for State Senate. No Walorski (sitting congressman) and no Young (took $1 million from amnesty advocates the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) which was used to trash a true conservative opponent, Congressman Stutzman.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  29. I can’t claim that I’m wiser than Perry, Jindal, or Rand Paul. I would be foolish if I did.

    If they think they should back a winner, I should consider whether I should too. To tell the truth, I’m tired of being on the losing side election after election.

    In Cook County, the winners are the Democrats. Hillary will carry it with about 75%.

    Hillary for President!
    Tammy Duckworth for the U.S. Senate!

    nk (dbc370)

  30. Most will fall in line because their next meal is dependent on Govt spending…

    Rodney King's Spirit (db6706)

  31. look we all live in a different corner of Westeros, sometimes we are lucky to get a Tyrion, but more often then not, a Joffrey,

    narciso (732bc0)

  32. I can’t find any quotes or media appearances of Amash standing up to Obama and his misuse of the constitution.

    mg (31009b)

  33. well are some, follow the sidebar,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k45V2c4EDK4

    he was a little credulous about christopher boyce, I mean snowden, but no one’s perfect,

    narciso (732bc0)

  34. Barring Trump’s (un)timely death, it’s him or Hillary. Although I respect most contrary views, I think she’s worse. 35 years of leftist judges.

    Mitch (bfd5cd)

  35. I can’t claim that I’m wiser than Perry, Jindal, or Rand Paul. I would be foolish if I did.

    Indeed. But which Perry, Jindal, or Rand Paul? You have to choose which version to pay attention to.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  36. I can’t find any quotes or media appearances of Amash standing up to Obama and his misuse of the constitution.

    Huh.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  37. Barring Trump’s (un)timely death, it’s him or Hillary. Although I respect most contrary views, I think she’s worse. 35 years of leftist judges.

    Yeah. I wish all the President did was pick judges. Then I’d kinda be with you.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  38. Click the link in #36, everyone, for the humor value.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  39. Amash has changed nothing by twittering or face booking.
    Washington continues to falter even though he is around. He has no power.

    mg (31009b)

  40. My goodness, how long is the bile going to continue? I mean gee whiz, Trump won. A bunch of regular people voted for him. The Republican Party doesn’t belong to “conservatives” or to self appointed “real conservatives” no more than it belongs to the Establishment. All political parties are living organisms whose chemical makeup changes daily. Millions of people made the decision that we are in such a crap storm that the very foundations of our systems have to tremble, and none of the other candidates were able to make the case that they could play the part of Samson. I understand the disappointment of those who didn’t support Trump but there is no call to become unhinged.

    Mark Johnson (758e29)

  41. Yes, mg, because voters like you have no idea what their positions are, and vote instead for charlatans who will do nothing.

    Can I ask you how you researched Amash’s positions on Obama, since a simple Google search of Justin Amash Obama pulls up several examples of what you claimed you could not find?

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  42. exactly is somewhat like berlusconi’s rise to power, when the center collapsed, yes rick history rhymes rather than repeats,

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/05/house-of-cards-creator-trump-is-winning-because-people-are-fed-up/

    narciso (732bc0)

  43. I understand the disappointment of those who didn’t support Trump but there is no call to become unhinged.

    Who’s unhinged, Mark Johnson? You’re an adulterer and your dad’s a murderer. We’re just commenting on what we see. NOW who’s the bad guy?

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  44. I didn’t mean that. Lyin’ Mark Johnson has a beautiful family.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  45. Thank you for the retraction (well until you un-retract it).

    Seriously Patterico, I’ve been reading you for years, you are a great guy, but you have taken this whole campaign way to personally, IMO.

    I think in about 2 years you will look back and do a face palm.

    Mark Johnson (758e29)

  46. You mean firm hand as in China?

    Trump: When the students poured into Tienanmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength.

    I refuse to support this evil.

    Dustin (2a8be7)

  47. In the comments above from Perry, Jindal, Rubio and Cruz (although Jindal comes the closest to hitting the target), none of them focus on Trump’s biggest defect — as far as I’m concerned — which is his ideologically un-tethered but mainly left-leaning mindset. Simply put, anyone who truly leans right, in a normative, healthy manner, would be embarrassed to have the quirks and flakiness — and two-faced, dishonest impulses — that Trump exhibits on a variety of occasions.

    Plus, his or anyone else’s lousy judgment, more times than not, will occur when that little liberal voice whispering in the back of his or her mind says, psss, forget common sense and logic—let your heart rule (and cloud) your decisionmaking. Again, the biggest goofs of Republican presidents like Ronald Reagan — ie, Iran-Contra — or George Bush Sr — “read my lips…” — have been triggered when their inner-touchy-feely tugged at their heartstrings.

    Of course, that small voice blasts louder and 24/7 in the brains of out-and-out liberals like Hillary.

    Mark (fb60e8)

  48. Seriously Patterico, I’ve been reading you for years, you are a great guy, but you have taken this whole campaign way to personally, IMO.

    I think in about 2 years you will look back and do a face palm.

    Likewise! I guess we’ll see.

    It wasn’t a “retraction” so much as the whole thing was a performative. In short, I never meant to actually insult you. I was mocking Trump all along.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  49. and I already explained mark what was going on there, the cia’s top analysts, including graham fuller, who was later fooled by his chechen acquaintances saw a parallel between our state security and intelligence services, and the mullah/sepah sysgy, the problem was rafsanjani was right at the core of the decisionmaking processes from tehran to beirut,

    it’s as if the last seven years of metamorphosis at doj, defense, et al, hasnt’ happened, who do you think red queen will have first dibs in picking from which think tank, center for american progress,

    narciso (732bc0)

  50. I like Patterico’s example of Trump smearing someone as an adulterer and the son of a murderer. Mark Johnson is right that that does tend to make it personal. But it also goes to the bigger things, because that ruthlessness is how Trump believes world leaders ought to respond to all dissent.

    In my quote above Trump praises the power of strength in ‘putting down’ student protesters. If, by some god awful quirk of fate, he really becomes our president, those of you who supported him will not be able to say you didn’t know he was like that.

    I think some of you guys just think tyranny could never happen here. You’re wrong. Trust in the military is high, and trust in conventional police is low. Trust in our democratic process is abysmal. The economy is very weak, and a trade war or an energy crisis could usher in a depression if the wrong moves were made. Then what? Then we get grandiose efforts to fix things. How did that work out in the 1930s? Better under some leadership than under other leadership, that’s for sure.

    I hope there’s some way forward that doesn’t amount to a protest vote.

    Dustin (2a8be7)

  51. “Tomorrow does not belong to those who have made today possible.”

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  52. Much of the country has been in a depression for many years now. And hard times for many more folks are on their way.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  53. “In short, I never meant to actually insult you. I was mocking Trump all along.”
    Patterico (86c8ed) — 5/5/2016 @ 8:59 pm

    You didn’t really expect the Trumpkin to get that, didja?

    Matador (9f5894)

  54. exactly maybe not great depression but 1873 or 1893 standard, of course we have dialed to eleventy on the things that created the last crisis, we papered over the cracks in the reservoir, but just like a break in the fault line that could easily give way,

    narciso (732bc0)

  55. You can’t be so out of touch that you don’t realize the country has been in an economic depression for years and assume you have a prescription or a talent for clairvoyance. That is just silly.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  56. What would Trump care about that? Living in a 53-bedroom mansion while people freeze to death on the streets of Chicago Flying around the world in a 747 with gold-plated bathroom faucets while American children go hungry. Amassing billions off the sweat of workers? Not even American workers. Foreign workers that he imported. He is just another one of the 1% who have been bleeding the people dry and it has to end. For him and for all the other robber barons. The people must take back their country and their wealth that was stolen from them.

    nk (dbc370)

  57. perhaps but he is striking that tuning fork,

    http://thepulse2016.com/marjorie-dannenfelser/2016/05/03/donald-trump-makes-huge-pro-life-hire/

    his job like nixon in 68, was to outflank the right’s standards, sessions in for thurmond or helmsm

    narciso (732bc0)

  58. I think some of you guys just think tyranny could never happen here. You’re wrong.

    Yeah, and that’s the best argument for voting Hillary out there.

    Tyrant lite, but not Hitler. Trump actually could be Hitler. If you think that’s hyperbolic . . . well, it may be — but smart people watch for the warning signs. Partisans ignore them. So. I’m not saying he is. I’m just saying, I don’t know that he’s not.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  59. yes, at least three godwin violation on the 50 yard line,

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/05/fda-announces-rule-to-ban-99-percent-of-e-cigarettes/#ixzz47nCVxZ2w

    narciso (732bc0)

  60. I started off supporting Perry before Cruz. That was embarrassing.

    SPQR (a3a747)

  61. chose carefully, like the knight said in last crusade,

    http://linkis.com/politicallyshort.com/gB97E

    narciso (732bc0)

  62. We’ve got all the tyranny we need right here in EFFing California because people have elected assholes like Jerry Brown and the majority of the state legislature who are cut from the same EFFing bolt of cloth as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. What don’t you understand about that!?!?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  63. I don’t know, colonel, they are ‘soaking in it, yet it doesn’t penetrate,

    narciso (732bc0)

  64. You can’t be so out of touch that you don’t realize the country has been in an economic depression for years and assume you have a prescription or a talent for clairvoyance. That is just silly.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 5/5/2016 @ 9:20 pm

    We aren’t in an economic depression. That’s a word with a specific definition. I said “The economy is very weak, and a trade war or an energy crisis could usher in a depression if the wrong moves were made.” I stand by that statement.

    But I’ll spot you that this is as good a defense of Trump praising massacres of students as anyone could come up with. “SQUIRREL!”

    NK makes a good point. Trump spits on the American working man. He calls them undesirable, even the vets trying to have businesses on the same street as him. He exports his manufacturing and imports illegal laborers. He wants to double the minimum wage. What’s this new Trump initiative going to do for the economy, Haiku?

    Dustin (2a8be7)

  65. and she left three to die on a roof top, in north africa, and the top diplomat in the country, to die a slow agonizing axfixiation, so check and mate dustin, she was an early architect of the surrender to the mullahs, iran contra, a million fold, she tried to push this (redacted)
    health care on us, twenty three years ago, they learned their lesson, they bought off the insurance and pharmaceuticals, the next time around.

    narciso (732bc0)

  66. Yeah, and that’s the best argument for voting Hillary out there.

    Tyrant lite, but not Hitler. Trump actually could be Hitler.

    Pat, your gut instincts are flip flopping all over the place, as you originally underestimated the glaring anti-US leftism of the current occupant of the White House, while you’re now evoking the visage of one of the world’s ultimate bloodthirsty tyrants and applying it to an amoral squish-squish. But I’m also assuming your image of Hitler mirrors exactly what simpleminded liberals have of Germany’s ruthless dictator.

    However, if your concept of Der Fuhrer is based on the reality of his apparently being a homosexual, animal-loving, pro-vegan fanatic (or traits more often associated with the left, not the right), then, yea, the grotesque contradictory reality of that fanatic does make a fitting symbol for the US presidential race in 2016. But in that case, such a symbol is just as applicable to Hillary, who chortled regarding Libya’s former leader “we came, we saw, he died,” and was a bald-faced liar, employing sort of a Goebbels tactic, when telling family members still grieving after the loss of their loved ones at Benghazi that the US would seek vengeance by going after the filmmaker of a Youtube video.

    Mark (fb60e8)

  67. they must be put on a pedestal, even if they have to carve it themselves,

    http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/New-whitewash-of-FDRs-failure-to-bomb-Auschwitz-453127

    narciso (732bc0)

  68. Hi, mg. What search did you perform to research Amash? We’re all curious!

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  69. We’ll all end up with lots to be embarrassed about before it’s all over.

    Steve57 (412496)

  70. Trump is a symptom.

    Steve57 (412496)

  71. Steve’s right of course. It would be lazy to act like Trump just happened. The problem is cultural. Some say (I used to say) it’s because the GOP failed to listen to its base. But no, it’s a lot worse than that.

    Dustin (2a8be7)

  72. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9_yAm0IePQ

    I offer this up as expect the next step to involve me saying something bad about prowlerguy and
    the horse he rode in on. I want to get up front about the horse.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9_yAm0IePQ

    Steve57 (412496)

  73. I have any real problem with a horse. And I don’t even like horses, preferring other draft animals.

    Steve57 (412496)

  74. The crotch to whither ratio is excessive I do believe.

    Steve57 (412496)

  75. I found nothing that shows him as pissed off as I am. Maybe helping Cruz battle the d.c. cartel early on would have changed things, but alas the guy is a hack.

    mg (31009b)

  76. Watching the elites move from Cruz to Trump shows what a bunch of jack asses the republican party is made of. And why didn’t Amash back Cruz right away? Diddling for dollars, I presume.

    mg (31009b)

  77. Is the GOP really to blame for Trump’s rise? Or are the actual republican voters the guilty party?

    I’m a non white republican voter in CA. My vote literally has zero value, even in GOP primaries. But I would expect some whiter, redder states to back the conservative candidate in the primaries. But I almost never see that. Romney (essentially) wrapped up the nomination way before Trump, and he was the architect of the state ran ACA. “He’s not conservative!” shouted NRO and talk radio. Didn’t matter.

    The same thing happened with Trump. Trump has some nontraditional supporters, but many republicans saw large turnouts and enthusiasm and got the impression that they had a winner on their hands. Exit polls show that a lot of his supporters are actually wealthy.

    A conservative won’t become nominee because they won’t vote for them in the primaries. It’s that simple.

    lee (246fe2)

  78. Trump is old. Way old. Hitler was 45 when he became “Hitler”. Trump could be The Man In The High Castle. We’ll need to keep an eye on the deputies he appoints to critical agencies. The Senate can check him there. But not with McConnell as Majority Leader. Vote Democrat for the Senate!

    nk (dbc370)

  79. Seriously this is what all of the “GOP” aligned politicos that are now saying “Yea Trump” after saying “nay Trump” look like. Photo if you don’t know who this is, well your vocabulary is lacking.

    Charles (3cf0f0)

  80. (Snorting at “Matador” (#53) jumping in like an 8 year-old trying to earn Brownie points)

    This “Trumpkin” (sigh and eyeroll) understood completely Patterico’s use of comparative bombast.

    Had I thought he was seriously accusing my father of murder I would have responded differently.

    mark johnson (0a44be)

  81. Nice elegiac by the “black female employee”. She’ll probably cost Trump his Free Republic support, though. Unless he succeeds in countering with this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Trump#Civil_rights_lawsuit

    nk (dbc370)

  82. Real-life experience trumps hot wind in sails.

    Colonel Haiku (feb2a4)

  83. “WELL, HILLARY DID BRAG THAT SHE’D PUT COAL MINERS AND COAL MINES OUT OF BUSINESS: West Virginia Is No Longer Clinton Country.

    West Virginia is shaping up to be a terrible state for Hillary Clinton.

    Polling shows Bernie Sanders with a sizable lead in there, meaning its Democratic primary on Tuesday is likely to extend a presidential nominating contest Clinton had hoped to wrap up by now.

    Clinton has been hurt by her March promise to put coal miners out of work with her environmental policies. She apologized for her choice of words, but they still threaten to drag down her support across coal country.

    In a general election match-up against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump — who has seized on the coal comments — Clinton will be an underdog in West Virginia, which has voted for Republican presidential candidates since 2000.

    Generalized contempt for the white working class probably isn’t a plus, either.”

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/233118/

    Colonel Haiku (feb2a4)

  84. The media made it out to be Trump popped over to the local Taco Bell.

    I’ve never seen a Taco Bell creation that looked like that. Looks tasty.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  85. 87. The media made it out to be Trump popped over to the local Taco Bell.

    I’ve never seen a Taco Bell creation that looked like that. Looks tasty.

    papertiger (c2d6da) — 5/6/2016 @ 6:32 am

    Silly media. You can’t get a Taco Salad like that at Taco Bell. H3llz no! You have to look up the Kraft recipe and make it at home. Or swing by Trump Tower. In any case I’m in awe of the 12,000 calorie salad.

    Like actual Mexicans dine on that. For Reals.

    Steve57 (412496)

  86. I’m going to celebrate A) Cinco de Mayo (Not until I celebrate Bastille Day) by B) eating something nobody eats in Mexico.

    Or if they do they don’t kid themselves it’s Mexican food. Like Italians eating Chicago Pizza.

    Steve57 (412496)

  87. it’s just like good vietnamese food, I had a great pho and quail in dc, it was adequate back home in south florida

    narciso (732bc0)

  88. Yeah, and that’s the best argument for voting Hillary out there.

    Tyrant lite, but not Hitler. Trump actually could be Hitler. If you think that’s hyperbolic . . . well, it may be — but smart people watch for the warning signs. Partisans ignore them. So. I’m not saying he is. I’m just saying, I don’t know that he’s not.

    Patterico (86c8ed) — 5/5/2016 @ 9:28 pm

    Amen, Pat. It strikes me as ironic that many people acknowledge that Americans aspire to purchase vehicles built in Germany and Japan, but never think about the fact that 75 years ago, each country was firmly in the grip of nationalistic, militaristic madmen. How did people capable of such excellence get so thoroughly seduced and duped?

    “It can’t happen here. It can’t happen here. I’m telling you, my dear, it can’t happen here.” — Frank Zappa

    L.N. Smithee (76066b)

  89. narciso @90, I’m just going to say this straight up. There is no such thing as good Vietnamese food. I wish there was. I have dear, dear friends who escaped the commie h3ll that was Vietnam, and I’ve eaten what I believe to be a representative variety of Vietnamese dishes, and I appreciate and hold sacred every last grain of rice.

    But if given the option I’ll order Thai.

    Steve57 (412496)

  90. I had thai shrimp, and my nostrils still remember, my late cop friend, was the one who made the determination on the latter,

    narciso (732bc0)

  91. “It can’t happen here. It can’t happen here. I’m telling you, my dear, it can’t happen here.” — Frank Zappa

    L.N. Smithee (76066b) — 5/6/2016 @ 7:43 am

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    “And then I’d
    Get a cuppa coffee
    N’ give my foot a push…
    Just me ‘n the pymgy pony
    Over by the Dental Floss Bush”

    – Frank Zappa

    Colonel Haiku (feb2a4)

  92. The fish sauce and the Tobasco is what got my cowardly @r$$e through the midwatches.

    Steve57 (412496)

  93. The fish sauce and the Tobasco is what got my cowardly @r$$e through the midwatches.

    Steve57 (412496) — 5/6/2016 @ 8:11 am

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    Whose ass wouldn’t be cowardly after Tabasco consumption?!?!

    Colonel Haiku (feb2a4)

  94. Coronello @97, admit to feeling the Bern.

    Steve57 (412496)

  95. Lol

    Colonel Haiku (feb2a4)

  96. It would probably be a smart move for the other candidates who still hope to be President to actively campaign for Trump, and not just offer token support. Some of his supporters might remember that, and be more inclined to vote for them the next go round. Like it or not, Trump has tapped into a segment of voters that fall outside the regular Republican group. Anyone with any brains will be thinking about how to get them in the future.

    Gerald A (945582)

  97. I found nothing that shows him as pissed off as I am. Maybe helping Cruz battle the d.c. cartel early on would have changed things, but alas the guy is a hack.

    mg (31009b) — 5/6/2016 @ 2:47 am

    Then I don’t believe you searched at all. Amash has consistently been stridently opposed to Obama’s agenda as well as his own party’s establishment agenda. He didn’t even vote for Boehner as speaker.

    Calling the guy a hack makes it clear you’ve done no research, and do not care about the facts.

    Patrick Henry, the 2nd (ddead1)

  98. Watching the elites move from Cruz to Trump shows what a bunch of jack asses the republican party is made of. And why didn’t Amash back Cruz right away? Diddling for dollars, I presume.

    mg (31009b) — 5/6/2016 @ 2:59 am

    “I presume.”

    You really don’t get that you’ve made a fool of yourself, do you?

    L.N. Smithee (b84cf6)

  99. #73…

    Steve’s righter than rain, of course, of course,
    And a bullet stops discourse, of course, of course
    That is, of course, unless the gun is a gun that’s filled with blanks

    Go right to the source, the south end of a horse
    He’ll give you an answer that he’ll endorse.
    He’s wrong, of course, don’t listen to him
    Go talk to Mr. Ed.

    Colonel Haiku (feb2a4)

  100. On June 7th, I will cast my vote for Cruz, and bid a fond farewell to the GOP – and possibly to CA too as this CA Native intends to relocate to the windswept high-desert of NV.

    askeptic (efcf22)

  101. High-Desert Plains Drifter!

    Colonel Haiku (feb2a4)

  102. dark lord cheney also says yes, rather than to yield to red queen,

    narciso (732bc0)

  103. Steve is fat shaming a 70 year old.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  104. Trump: When the students poured into Tienanmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength.

    Trump said that in 1990, not this year. It’s still bad. Who’s side was he on?? No side, maybe?

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  105. 58.

    okay.

    tifosa (dd01f4)


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