The Campaign For DA

7.21.2016

Random Thursday Morning Thoughts


  • For months I've been saying we are watching the implosion of the Republican Party at the national level due to Trump, and last night we saw the detonation. Ted Cruz gets booed. Think about all of this. Donald Trump -- Donald Trump -- is the official nominee at the same convention where Ted Cruz is booed. Ted. Cruz. Booed. What a cluster.
  • But I have a new found respect for Ted Cruz. He realizes the obvious: Trump is a fraud, and Trump can't win. And Cruz was not going to sell his soul like Perry, Abbott and Patrick. He will be proven correct and may very well be back in 2020 as the Republican nominee when the rest of the party wakes up.
  • Then again, Cruz sucked up to Trump to no end at the beginning of the campaign expecting Trump to fold and then planning on taking his supporters. So I may need to re-think my new found respect. 
  • The Trump Family reaction to Cruz last night needs to go in the history books. It was like watching Goodfellas or The Sopranos before a hit is ordered:
  •  Trump was surprised that Cruz wouldn't endorse him? You call someone "Lyin' Ted" for months and then give that person the floor at your convention?
  • There were reports that Cruz and his wife were heckled as they left the convention which prompted someone on Twitter to post this exclusive picture of their getaway:
    "Trump's dead, baby. Trump's dead."
  • Hot sports prediction: The Ranger's won't win the AL West. The Rangers won't make the wild card. The Rangers finish third in their division.
  • The always conservative Fifth Circuit struck down (kind of) the Texas' Voter ID law yesterday and hardly anyone noticed.
  • "We promise that this is a temporary thing and that it will in no way affect the quality of opinion writing we publish." The Dallas Morning News' "disclaimer" about blog posts appearing under the "Opinions" section of its website. I certainly do hope "that this" "thing" doesn't impact that quality writing. Side note: Couldn't a 10 year old kid fix this website problem in about two minutes?
  • We've got another police shooting but fortunately the guy didn't die: 
  • We have a leader in the clubhouse for Worst Comedic Performance in 2016: Mark Cuban last night. This is so bad that it must be watched. No wonder free agents distance themselves.
  • One last look at Berlin Cleveland courtesy of Laura Ingraham:
  • Oh, come on. We're havin' fun here, no?
  • I don't know much about the Russian track team being banned from the Olympics but when I heard the country's appeal was rejected by the "Court of Arbitration for Sport" my head almost exploded. 
  • I was fishing off the U.S.S. Liberally Lean kayak yesterday when I was visited by the game warden.  What's the world coming to when I'm not harassed and law enforcement just wants to chit chat and ask how I'm doing without demanding to see my fishing license!? (I did ask him if he was "coming aboard" when he pulled up.)



44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trump played it to perfection last nite. Unification took place. Even some of the Cruz primary voters saw that a politician like Cruz was being what they despise, by waffling and not carrying through with their promises. This will be a boost for Trump. I was the Cruz guy, and now I see him for what he was- a typical politician. Trump got a huge bump last nite.
As I said, please remove all the sharp objects, and don't grasp for a handful of straw.

I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight. You just spent multiple bullet points on Ted Cruz and Donald Trump about what exactly?

Cruz pledged to support the Republican nominee, and he was there. So then, it comes down to what your definition of support is. You like that?

If Trump wanted a rousing endorsement, he most probably should have apologized for what Trump said about Cruz's family.

Anyway, you felt horny enough to orgasm over the Cruz Trump thing, declaring the Republicans done, and yet you never have found a reason to make one bullet point about the issues with your candidate, HRC?

So all of the transgressions of this woman have bypassed your radar, and yet this is what your tiny antenae picked up?

WOW!

Anonymous said...

Cruz is a POS anyways.
He just showed his true side as a back stabbing person.

Anonymous said...

Laura Ingraham didn't have enough wrist action in her gesture last night. I could have shown a better style without getting the carpal.

DF Monica

Anonymous said...

Anyone else get the feeling the presidential race is just like a reality tv show, or a bad recap of middle school? The crazies always get the attention.

Anonymous said...

The guy getting shot on the ground by LEO, while his hands are raised is so sad & crazy, it is almost funny in a macabre way.

DF Deputy Fife

Anonymous said...

The best report out of last night though, was Cruz being denied access to the Sheldon Adelson party suite for the after session soiree. No champagne or canapes for you, Ted!

DF The Soup Nazi

Anonymous said...

I might buy into your Rangers prediction, but their division is awful. As bad as they've been this month, they still have a 3.5 game lead over the Astros (who were stuck in 3rd not all that long ago). Hell, they're up 11.5 over the Angels, the team that just swept them and one of the hottest team in the American League right now.

DF N.B. Forrest said...

What Cruz did last night was expose the resurrection of the Union League. 150 years later there is still regional conflict going on in this country. The only difference is the Yankees, who want to rewrite history, have infiltrated the south to the point that the true southern society cannot be distinguished from the those who wish to destroy that society, and Trump is a perfect example of the antiSouthern thesis. Most of the young of southern heritage have been brainwashed with the Yankee education system to the point they don't know or recognize what's happening to their historical southern heritage and history. Ask a young person: who did Lincoln free? All the slaves? Nope. Just those in the confederate states. Delaware, the last state to do so, didn't free their slaves until the late 1860's. Cruz just helped expose what's going on in the northern conservative movement. And he didn't bow down to the Yankee demagogues. Now let the personal attacks begin. The message is spot on.

Anonymous said...

Cruz was not the only speaker last night to refuse to invoke Trump's name. Astronaut Eileen Collins dropped the mention of Trump on the teleprompter.

Collins’ prepared remarks included praise for Trump. Here’s the text of her prepared remarks provided by the convention committee:

We need leadership that will challenge every American to ask, “What’s next?” We need leadership that will make America’s space program first again. We need leadership that will make America first again. That leader is Donald Trump.

Thank you and God bless the United States of America!

What Collins actually said didn’t explicitly mention Trump, although it did give a nod to the GOP nominee’s campaign slogan:

We need leadership that will ask Americans, Americans will ask again, “What’s next?” We need leadership that will make America’s space program first again. We need leadership that will make America great again.

I want to thank all of you. Thank you for what you’re doing. God bless America.

Anonymous said...

How is Trump a fraud?

Explain that to my feeble mind, please.

Anonymous said...

I could watch Laura Ingram ALL NIGHT LOOOOOOONG!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous RTG!

Anonymous said...

The Trump Family reaction to Cruz last night needs to go in the history books.

I am hoping someone would add the disgruntled face of McKayla Maroney to the pic.

Anonymous said...

they are all POS!!
both parties. do you not know that?

Anonymous said...

I like the photo of Cruz on the newspaper front page.

"Say What Again! I dare you, I double dare you muthaf**ker"

Guinjames said...

And no reaction to the voter ID ruling from the commenters. I'm shocked, I was sure there would be wide spread outrage.

Anonymous said...

IN your opinion Trump is a fraud and will not win in November.

Happy Days are here again

Anonymous said...

HILLARY JUST LOCKED IT IN FELLERS.

HILLARY 2016!

Anonymous said...

8:54 is in full blown denial. He must be the only one that didn't see Cruz torpedo his own ship.

Sam Brows said...

Hot Political Opinion: HRC campaign is doomed. Either Bill will get caught with his naughty bits where they don't belong before she gets elected, or HRC herself will say something she can't take back at the wrong time and it will become the sound bite of the campaign and alienate her from a segment of women voters that she needs to win.

and Mr. 8;54, you sir, win the alliteration award today.

David Hooper said...

Glad to hear your using and enjoying the yak.

Anonymous said...

The GOP in Wise County seems to be doing just fine. Independent candidates are struggling to stay upright. *giggle*

Too soon?

Anonymous said...

Like it or not, Clinton will be our next president. The numbers don't lie (unless you're in Florida and machines confuse you). A friendly bet with some locals and I'll be a little richer in early November.

Anonymous said...

If the game warden saw a black man in a kayak he would have asked for a licence and that would have led to a struggle. There would be an African American swimming with the fishes and here would come the Black Lives Matter protesters.

RatherBeSailing said...

So two people talking about the same topics four years apart are not going to use the same words or phrases? Especially when the phrases have been overused forever will it happen.

Anonymous said...

Royce West noticed the 5th Court's decision. He said that they ruled it unconstitutional because it was written to discriminate. Uh, wrong. It was written to prevent voter fraud.

Anonymous said...

Laura Ingraham calling out the press was classic. I hope she gets the job of Press Secretary.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mark, when they have to include a laugh track during your pathetic skit, you might want to reconsider comedy. Unfortunately, you can't ban idiots. P.S. What's a traffic curve?

Anonymous said...

It's the IWW all over again. Damn Wobblies.

Anonymous said...

ban Nazi salutes

Anonymous said...

The cops will not quit until we are dead

Anonymous said...

Royce is no Veasey

Anonymous said...

Brandon Davis is proof.

Anonymous said...

Looks like RatherBeSailing missed the part where the speech writer admitted to using the paragraph from Mrs. Obama's speech. Either that or he's in full blown denial mode like most Texas "Conservative" Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Now signing up new party members! Come join us!

DF Whig Party 2016

ps - Did everyone miss the fact that the Republican Platform adopted in Cleveland called for re-establishment of the Glass-Steagall Act? Will wonders never cease. I guess unregulated greedy bankers are even too much for the party of the elephant.

Anonymous said...

If it was written to reduce fraud (there are only two confirmed cases of this in Texas, by the way), why did it ignore the methods that are most subject to fraud, like mail-in ballots?

DF Makes Too Much Sense For You Guy

mzchief said...

Of course the "Republicans" at the GOP Convention booed Cruz. He told people to do what they thought was best rather than TELL them what they should do. Anyone with even a modicum of decency knows voting for either Trump or Hillary is something done by people of good conscience.

Best t-shirt slogan EVER:

Straight
Outta
Options
Trump vs Clinton

Anonymous said...

And the fraud continues. Just since last summer, my office has been involved in several voter fraud cases across the state. Last month, three people, including a Texarkana City Council member, were indicted in Bowie County for illegally possessing mail-in ballots of several senior voters.

In Reeves County, the mother of a March 2004 primary candidate for sheriff and another woman were indicted in January for illegally possessing and transporting election ballots of several voters.

In Nueces County, four women allegedly targeted elderly voters during last year's local school board elections, going door-to-door soliciting votes and then taking ballots and carrier envelopes to the post office.

A Hardeman County commissioner pleaded guilty to illegally collecting mail-in ballots during the 2004 elections that put him in office.

And in Bee County, a Beeville resident pleaded guilty to mailing an absentee ballot in the name of her deceased mother during the November 2004 elections.
So 1:39, there have only been two cases confirmed? Where do you get your information? The DNC talking points newsletter?

Anonymous said...

I had the same thoughts as N.B Forrest. Then I discovered I was inhaling floor adhesive during my remodeling.

Anonymous said...

All the major news networks slammed the Republicans for exploiting the mother of a murdered CIA agent in Benghazi. I wonder if they will do the same when Hitlary invites the mothers of black criminals shot by police? You would think the party that cares for people would invite the families of slain police officers to speak.

Anonymous said...

Trump will win this election in a slam dunk over "Wide-Track" and Lying Ted just helped ensure it!

Anonymous said...

Because Blue Lives Matter!!!
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/violent-arrest-of-teacher-caught-on-video-officers/nr3W6/

http://wsvn.com/news/local/video-shows-moments-before-north-miami-police-shot-unarmed-man/

Anonymous said...

In Washington State all ballots are mail-in. Last election the losing Republican governor candidate requested a recount because of fraud. There was only one vote discovered as fraudulent - and it was for him.
Washington voters must be more honest than those in Texas.