Author Archives: Jon Ponder

Trump at Houston Debate: ‘I Don’t Repeat Myself. I Don’t Repeat Myself.’

No, I’m not—no, no, no, no. No, no, no. I don’t repeat myself. I don’t repeat myself.

– Donald Trump repeating himself during the Feb. 25, 2016, Republican presidential debate in Houston.

Trump Only Won a Plurality of the GOP Latino Vote in Nevada

0.1%

In his victory speech after winning the Nevada caucuses, Donald Trump said, “And you know what I’m really happy about? No. 1 with Hispanics. I’m really happy about that.” It is true he got more votes than his rivals, but he won with a plurality. Bill Moyers writes, “In one of a number of fine interventions at MSNBC, Lawrence O’Donnell pointed out that something on the order of 1,800 Latinos voted in the Nevada GOP caucuses, of whom perhaps 800 voted for Trump, i.e. 44 percent of this tiny group. Trump lost the vote of even this small group of hard right Latinos, since 56 percent of them voted for someone else. There are 800,000 Latinos in the state of Nevada (pop. 2.8 million). In 2012, 70 percent of Latinos voted for Barack Obama, while Mitt Romney got 25 percent. My guess is that Trump can’t do as well among them as Romney did.” Eight hundred out of 800,000 is just 0.1%.

Trump: ‘We won with poorly educated — I love the poorly educated’

We won with poorly educated — I love the poorly educated.

– Donald Trump, in his victory speech after winning the Nevada caucuses.

Trump’s ‘Dean Scream?’ – Turn out the Lights!

Trump screaming about lighting
Trump screaming about lighting

A protester briefly sabotaged a Trump rally yesterday by switching off the stage lights. Caught in the dark in mid-rant on the stage, Trump went first addressed the situation with sarcasm and then went into a rage — displaying the sort of seemingly erratic behavior that disqualified at least one candidate in the past.

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We’re NOT Going to Say Trump Is a Vulgar, Mobbed-up, Philandering Liar

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Seriously. We’re not going to say Trump is a vulgar, mobbed-up, philandering liar.

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Hey GOP, Scalia’s Death Is a Message from God – He Wants Pres. Obama to Appoint the Next Supreme Court Justice

Infographic circulating on Facebook
Infographic circulating on Facebook

To hear them tell it, God is in constant communication with Republican politicians. In the current election cycle alone, he told no less than six out of the 16 (or whatever) Republican candidates that he wanted them to run for president.

He may have wanted them to run, but apparently he didn’t want at least five of them to win. Of the six — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, evangelical cult leader Ben Carson, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — only Kasich is still in the race.

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Trump Sides with Liberals: Bush Should Have Been Impeached

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Click to see video clip

In his quest for the Republican Party presidential nomination, Donald Trump has changed his positions on a number of hot-button issues. He was once for legalizing drugs, for example, now he’s not. He once said he was “very pro-choice,” now he says he is pro-life. He supported background checks for gun buyers and a ban on assault weapons, now he says he’s a Second Amendment guy all the way. He once favored universal healthcare, now he toes the GOP line: He’ll repeal Obamacare but has no plan to replace it.

Based on an exchange at the Republican presidential debate in South Carolina last night, on one issue, at least, Trump still agrees with liberals. In fact, on this issue he’s to the left of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Pres. Obama.

Trump still believes George W. Bush should have been impeached.

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Trump Finally Repulses Conservatives – His Vulgar Language Shocks S.C. Focus Group

Trump dropping the F-bomb in New Hampshire
Trump dropping the F-bomb in New Hampshire

Donald Trump’s rise during the 2016 presidential campaign has confounded experts from the start. No one could have predicted that a buffoonish billionaire from the Outer Boroughs would have broad appeal to conservative voters nationwide.

But now, for the first time, something the GOP frontrunner said appears to have shocked Republican voters.

He said the word “fuck.”

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Trump Is a LOSER

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Palin’s Trump Endorsement Is Her Ultimate Betrayal of John McCain

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Political news this week has been dominated by Donald Trump’s latest spotlight-grabbing stunt — his endorsement by Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain’s 2008 vice-presidential nominee, whose ineptitude and stubborn ignorance were major factors in the GOP’s loss to Barack Obama that year.

“He’s a war hero ’cause he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK?”
– Donald Trump, smearing John McCain’s military service in July

In rescuing Palin from well-earned obscurity and thrusting her onto the national stage again, Trump got what he wanted, at least in the short term. Coverage of Palin’s word-salad-y endorsement speech led the nightly news broadcasts on ABC, CBS and NBC Monday night. Both legit cable news networks, MSNBC and CNN covered the event live, as did Fox.

But in her MSNBC show that night Rachel Maddow made a point that everyone else overlooked.

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