Dear Hill- could you possibly stop trying to be relevant and timely? You’re not! (UPDATE)

This morning’s article in The Hill claims that “Trump leads post-debate online polls,” citing a Time magazine, admittedly unscientific survey, and a Drudge Report poll, which supposedly attracted 120,000 respondents. Each poll shows Trump leading by a significant amount.

According to a Drudge Report survey that has attracted more than 120,000 votes, 63.8 percent said Trump won the debate, followed Ted Cruz, at 17.9 percent, Marco Rubio, at 12.8 percent, John Kasich, at 3.6 percent, and Ben Carson, at 2 percent.

A Time magazine online poll of 17,000 people found the billionaire businessman taking 71 percent, followed by Rubio, at 18 percent, Kasich, at 6 percent, Cruz, at 4 percent, and Carson, at 2 percent.

Now, I watched the debate last night, and I gotta tell you, the Cruz/Rubio tag team eviscerated the Hairy Hemorrhoid™! They made him look like a petulant schoolyard bully who finally got his comeuppance. He screeched “LIAR,” he threw out red herrings about Cruz’s Tweet about Ben Carson leaving Iowa early, he tried to taunt Rubio about his performance during the New Hampshire debate, but to no avail. Cruz and Rubio continued to throw substantive punches, showing Trump to be nothing but a lying, puerile assclown!

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No one in their right mind… no one with two brain cells to rub together… would claim that Trump somehow won that debate. They didn’t just gut Trump, they tore him apart with their bare hands, strung him up by his own viscera, and dangled him like a crazy marionette from the debate hall ceiling for all the world to see!And yet, these polls show that more than two-thirds of those who watched the debate think he won? Come on!

Either the debate watchers were blind and deaf, or they were incredibly stupid. I had a hard time believing that Americans can be that dumb, so I ventured over to both sites and took the survey.

  1. I was able to vote as many times as I wanted.
  2. I was able to vote numerous times for the same candidate.
  3. I was able to vote numerous times for different candidates each time.
  4. There was no way to determine if I actually watched the debate.

So my only conclusion is that either the Hairy Hemorrhoid™ paid some monkeys to sit around and hit the button for him on both sites, or that his supporters are so squirrel shit, frothing crazy, that they’re willfully ignoring their candidate’s lack of substance, childish behavior, lack of debate ability, and general shittardedness.

My bet it on the former. Yes, I think Trumproids are morons, but frankly, I can’t imagine they’re that dumb!

My bigger question is why in fug’s hell The Hill would even run this non-story? While other news outlets focused on what was said in the actual debate, this douche monkey Jonathan Easley is focusing an article on two polls that mean exactly jack and shit.

And then I read his write-up of the actual debate.

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz threw everything they had at Donald Trump at Thursday night’s Republican debate, hoping to find some way to stop the clear front-runner for the party’s presidential nomination.

Rubio in particular came out hot, seemingly dumping his opposition research on Trump as he attacked the billionaire on his eponymous university, his business record and his core political beliefs.

Trump, for his part, mostly kept his cool through the two-hour debate in Houston even as he was the focus of relentless attacks from Cruz and Rubio.

Both Cuban-American senators are trailing Trump badly in the delegate race, and need to do something fast to turn around the race.

That doesn’t at all sound biased, does it? Especially in light of the complete and utter nonsense he was spouting and stammering in response to the attacks!

CRUZ:  You know, in the past couple of weeks the Wall Street Journal had a very interesting article about the state of Arizona. Arizona put in very tough laws on illegal immigration, and the result was illegal immigrants fled the state, and what’s happened there — it was a very interesting article.

Some of the business owners complained that the wages they had to pay workers went up, and from their perspective that was a bad thing. But, what the state of Arizona has seen is the dollars they’re spending on welfare, on prisons, and education, all of those have dropped by hundreds of millions of dollars. And, the Americans, and for that matter, the legal immigrants who are in Arizona, are seeing unemployment drop are seeing wages rise. That’s who we need to be fighting for.

TRUMP: Well, I’m very glad that Ted mentioned Arizona because probably the toughest man on borders is Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and two days ago he totally endorsed me, so, thank you.

Quite the substantive reply there, Hemorrhoid!

RUBIO: But I also think that if you’re going to claim that you’re the only one that lifted this into the campaign, that you acknowledge that, for example, you’re only person on this stage that has ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally.

You hired some workers from Poland…

TRUMP: No, no, I’m the only one on the stage that’s hired people. You haven’t hired anybody.

TRUMP: And by the way, I’ve hired — and by the way, I’ve hired tens of thousands of people over at my job. You’ve hired nobody.

RUBIO: Yes, you’ve hired a thousand from another country…

TRUMP: You’ve had nothing but problems with your credit cards, et cetera. So don’t tell me about that.

RUBIO: Let me just say — let me finish the statement. This is important.

TRUMP: You haven’t hired one person, you liar.

TRUMP: But I’ve hired people. Nobody up here has hired anybody.

Yeah, let’s not focus on the fact that the Hemorrhoid has been fined for his hiring practices. Let’s just scream, “CREDIT CARDS! LIAR!” and repeat ourselves several times, while accusing Rubio of repeating himself two debates ago!

And speaking of repeating himself, the Hemorrhoid seems to use repetition in lieu of actual substance. He can’t say much about his health care plans, but they’re gonna be YUUUGE!!! Too bad Rubio called him on it!

TRUMP: The nice part of the plan — you’ll have many different plans. You’ll have competition, you’ll have so many different plans.

RUBIO: Now he’s repeating himself.

TRUMP: No, no, no.

(LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) (CHEERING)

TRUMP: (inaudible) I watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago…

DAFUQ?

DAFUQ?

RUBIO: … I just watched you repeat yourself five times five seconds ago…

(APPLAUSE)

TRUMP: I watched him meltdown on the stage like that, I’ve never seen it in anybody…

BASH: … Let’s stay focused on the subject…

TRUMP: … I thought he came out of the swimming pool…

RUBIO: … I see him repeat himself every night, he says five things, everyone’s dumb, he’s gonna make America great again…

How anyone with half a brain can think that this type of stammering, stuttering, stumbling, red herring-tossing dumbshittery is anything resembling a debate winner, let alone a PRESIDENT, is beyond me!

But apparently Easley and The Hill are up for relevancy through clickbait, rather than focusing on the substance of the debate. Good to know.

UPDATE: The husband just pointed to this column by RedState, which is hardly unbiased, but this bit of analysis was dead on, in my opinion.

Here’s what a bad night it was for Trump. In the middle of a completely innocuous question from moderator Hugh Hewitt, which was not in any way attacking Trump, Trump out of nowhere slammed Hewitt with “No one listens to your show.” In the span of 20 seconds, he said “I don’t believe anything Telemundo says,” and “I love Telemundo. Everything is fine.” Literally within the same answer. The belief this entire time has been that Donald Trump cannot be rattled in a debate. Tonight proved that it is not true. It’s one thing to expose Trump as a liberal; what the other Republican candidates did tonight was to expose Trump as a lightweight. Trump has gotten away for months with not having answers to anything because no one has pressed him on the point. Tonight, that ended, and he looked like a child.

17 responses

  1. I didn’t even watch the stinkin’ thing and I can STILL tell that Trump got his ass handed to him.

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  2. With all due respect, Ms. Nicki, you’re making the same mistake as so many other people. You’re approaching the problem with what I suspect to be the deep-down belief or vain hope that Trump supporters would care about consistency, logic or reason if only they so much as cracked open an eyelid from their fever dreams.

    For whatever reason, they simply don’t care. If you held down a rabid Trump supporter and poured stinging vinegar into his mouth to make him stop, he would just gargle it out with noises that suggested even greater belief in The Donald. It’s not rational at all. It’s 100-percent emotional. This desperate grasping for a savior who already plainly has “yuge” lumpy feet and stubby little hands of clay is nowhere near as offensive as the sort of anti-human fanaticism that drives the wormy souls of commie vermin and socialist turds, but it’s almost in the same class of willful blindness. You cannot reach them. They are beyond help.

    I don’t mean to pick on you in particular. I see this same forlorn hope in the great majority of other libertarian-minded commentators, of whom Glenn “The Blogfather” Reynolds is probably the most prominent. The torrents of pointed sarcasm are frequently entertaining and sometimes brilliant, but it avails naught. The targets of the sarcasm have no awareness or shame. Stronger measures are needed.

    I’m not sure how to specifically address the Donald Trump problem, though. I suspect the large majority of his supporters are classic low-information voters who simply have fastened emotionally onto the man’s admittedly entertaining taunting of the politically correct howler monkeys and their grinning enablers in the media. That the man is a remarkably bad Republican candidate even by the low standards of modern politics is besides the point. Dance, clown — dance! Make us laugh!

    It may be that truly profound changes are needed. I have been thinking on it. In a few more weeks, other work permitting, I’ll restart my dormant political blog and start posting long essays on the topic. I think turning the tide without revolution is still possible. It’s worth the effort.

    Again, I have no wish to be offensive to you personally. I absolutely love your imaginative dissections of the arrant fools that clutter up the news with their blabbering crap and the winged monkeys that infest most newsrooms. ^_^

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    1. LOL! I guess I’m overly optimistic?

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    2. Frankly, at this point I don’t see a lot of difference between the Imperial StormTrumpers and those of Hillary’s and Bernie Sanders. They don’t just want payback against a corrupt establishment; they don’t care about cleaning up the mess that is the federal government; they just want somebody who’ll harness the power of the state to punish everybody on their enemies list.

      Since Pat Buckman from Kratman’s “Caliphate” isn’t available, they’ll settle for Trump.

      Mind you, if Trump is the only alternative to Hillary or Bernie, I’d be hard pressed not to vote for him, for the obvious reasons. Still, what a horrible choice: A superannuated outright fascist in a pantsuit; a superannuated national socialist-who-might-as-well-be-a-Communist, and Caesar with a bad haircut. I’d weep for the Republic, but I’m just about out of tears . . .

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  3. BTW, since nasty, disgusting pictures seem to be par for the course here, I’ll take the liberty of passing on a recent item from the Blogfather’s news stream. One can easily imagine its relevance to the current crop of political candidates from the Democratic Party. Needless to say, squishy RINOs and a certain person with a bad haircut also qualify for sniggering recognition.

    https://good.is/articles/super-lice-lice-baby

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    1. I KNEW I shouldn’t have clicked on the bloody link! LOL

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  4. I like Bumpy’s point about the “Trumpkins”. They remind me of the Half-life War Boys of Mad Max Fury Road.

    Your candidate gets crushed in the debate….
    Just spray some silver aeresol populism in your mouth and everything’s kewl.

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    1. Good point. (I hated the fuck out of that movie, by the way.)

      Sheep

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  5. There’s no need to watch movies you hate. About four years ago, I started using IMDb’s website tools to gradually accumulate a list of about 1,400 carefully screened films that seemed likely to provide good to great cinematic experiences. Simply refusing to watch any film with an overall IMDb rating of lower than 7.2 will instantly transform your movie-watching experience from a hit-or-miss gamble into an almost certainly pleasant two hours. The wisdom of the crowds is remarkably useful for movies.

    For example, I just now added yet another film that seems quite likely to not make me sorry I watched it, to wit, “Life Is Sweet” (1990). If you like action films, then another film that sticks in my mind is “Midnight Run” (1988). I actually watched that one, and it’s funny. While I’m mentioning random movie titles, I might as well pop up an oldie but a goodie, “The Devil and Daniel Webster” (1941).

    http://imdb.com/title/tt0095631/ (“Midnight Run” (1988))
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033532/ (“The Devil and Daniel Webster” (1941))

    You also have to watch out for seriously overrated films by digging into the feedback from IMDb’s “top 1000 voters” and by evaluating certain other data points, but this is probably getting too technical. Suffice to say, avoid Turkish or Indian films in general. For some reason, they strongly tend to be *way* overrated by enthusiastic Indian or Turkish nationalists who abuse the rating system. Skipping Eastern European films from countries like Czechoslovakia and Russia is safer as well if you don’t feel like taking the time for extra screening. Some Russian films are pretty good, though.

    In any case, if you don’t mind subtitles, a *lot* of foreign films are very much worth seeing. Japanese films are never overrated and often very good indeed, and the French have a marvelously wacky sense of humor that admittedly isn’t to everyone’s taste. I like a lot of French films myself, though. Ooh, this is turning into an entire essay. I’ll stop here!

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  6. Ugh, the system ate my last post. It probably barfed on the movie links, Oh, well. I should make that post into an essay anyway and move my lazy butt into resurrecting my own blog. ^^;

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    1. I’ll see if it’s trapped in the spam filter when I get to my computer.

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    2. Nicki must have freed your film post.

      If Nicki doesn’t mind (and I doubt she would), let us know when your blog goes live. I suspect it will be worth a look.

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  7. I had hoped as the field narrowed that Trump’s lead would dwindle as one or two other candidates began to consolidate the rest of the numbers into a bigger amount than he could alone carry. It is not working out like that. It certainly doesn’t look like any remaining candidate will fall on his sword for the good of the country and lend his support to someone else to take out the Donald. At this point, I think that is possibly one of our two last hopes. The other one being that on so called super Tuesday, Ted Cruz pulls off some miracle win and launches a hail Mary to send things in a very favorable direction.
    I hate to even think about the possibility that I may be forced to, for the good of the country, hold my nose, maybe with pliers, and vote for Trump come November, just to keep Hillary out of DC. May the founding fathers forgive us all.
    As for the debate, it seemed that Trump was certainly outclassed by Cruz and Rubio, with Kasich an afterthought, once again, who simply was their to tout his Ohio record, and how he balanced the budget in Washington. I have little respect for that, when the economy was in a HUGE upturn almost anyone could have balance the budget. I thought the unsung factor, though, was Ben Carson. Obviously, he will not be a factor in the nomination and hopefully will lend support to Cruz soon, but he seemed to grow some balls this time around and the moderators let him get away with a little bit of it. His positions on health care is, shall I say, unique, and another way of involving the government in our lives, but his position on North Korea when he said that if Kim Jong Un shot a missle at the US. he should know it was the last thing he would ever do, I actually almost believed him. I predicted quite some time ago that I thought Trump would make Carson his Vice Presidential candidate. After the surprise endorsement by Chris Christie today, I may be wrong, but then I could also see good old Chris as the Attorney General for the big haired one. Man the nightmare gets more surreal the longer we go. Is Alice Cooper writing this script?

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  8. I have yet to see anything coming out of these so-called debates that is higher than the level of schoolyard bullying in the 3rd grade.

    Those aren’t debates. They are eye-poking and pinching and bitch-slapping.

    Trump appeals to the base emotion of fear. That’s plain. At this point, with a choice between shrillary or bernie the butthead, and trumpery, a loud-mouthed bloviating blowhard whose record is specious at best and who is only in this for the attention-whoring he gets out of it, people are going to say ‘he sounds good to me’. Shrillary is not as hot a potato as she thinks she is, and bernie is afraid of everyone, so who is the alternative?

    Where four people have actually tried to discuss real issues, their voices have been overwhelmed by the ‘ME-ME-ME-ME’ from the trumpish end of the room. People are going to vote with their emotions, not their brains. If the Donald were handing out money to get their votes, he could be more obvious. And who will be his veep? Who would want to be in the same room with him and put up with his bullying? It has to be someone who can and does tell him to go pound sand up his ass sideways.

    Trump has no plan of any kind, no matter what he says. But do you want that snake instead?

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  9. Then there was the very weird incoherence of Trump replying to Hewitt’s religious liberty question. It seems that he equates not answering that question by saying instead that his sister (super duper mega pro-abortion Judge Barry on Third circuit) and Justice Alito are cut from the same cloth – via Powerline blog

    “TRUMP: Now, Ted’s been very critical — I have a sister who’s a brilliant . . .

    HEWITT: Mr. Cruz, will you make a deal about religious liberty?

    TRUMP: . . . excuse me. She’s a brilliant judge. He’s been criticizing — he’s been criticizing my sister for signing a certain bill. You know who else signed that bill? Justice Samuel Alito, a very conservative member of the Supreme Court, with my sister, signed that bill.

    So I think that maybe we should get a little bit of an apology from Ted. What do you think?”

    Wait what?? Signed a bill. Judges sign bills??? Who knew? Well, In Trump land that is definitely the case. That Constitution thing…. Never Mind!

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    1. Right? He has no fucking idea about how things work, and yet ignorant Trumproids come out in droves to support him. WTF is wrong with this country?

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