Live Post: And then there were Four

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Ladies and Gentlemen!  Go find your Antacids!!!

It’s yet another ghastly hatefest that FoxNews calls the Republican Presidential Primary Debate.  Live from Detroit!  It’s the Xenophobia/Racism/Misogyny/White Male Anger Party!!!

There aren’t many left standing but I can’t imagine even trusting any of them to walk my dog or feed my cat, let alone run my country.

Carson bailed this week.  The pundits believe that Rubio’s path to an outright victory has disappeared.

Marco Rubio’s path to the Republican nomination short of a contested convention has narrowed to nearly nothing as his campaign and allies reboot their strategy to prepare for months of guerrilla warfare to deny Donald Trump a clean, pre-convention victory.

The math for Rubio is daunting. After getting thoroughly routed on Super Tuesday, Rubio is in so deep a delegate hole that he would now need to win roughly two-thirds of all the remaining delegates to guarantee his nomination ahead of Cleveland, according to a POLITICO analysis.

That is an enormously difficult, if not impossible, climb for a candidate who has so far won only a single state, Minnesota, and especially one who is not predicting victory in any of the next dozen states and territories that cast ballots, until his home state of Florida votes on March 15.

“It’s fair to say that Rubio’s path to 1,237 is shot,” Dave Wasserman, an analyst with the Cook Political Report who closely tracks the delegate race, said of the threshold to secure the nomination.

“There’s virtually no chance for Marco Rubio to get to a majority prior to the convention,” said John Yob, who served as a top delegate strategist for Rick Santorum in 2012 and John McCain in 2008.

Even inside the Rubio orbit, there has been an acknowledgement that as long as Ted Cruz (and John Kasich) stay in the race, they have virtually zero mathematical chance of securing the nomination. Asked directly by Fox’s Megyn Kelly on Wednesday night if it was now “mathematically impossible” for him to be the nominee, Rubio dodged.

My thought is that Rubio was basically a VEEP and not much else.  He’s not too bright and he really doesn’t appear to enjoy working at anything.  However, he’s managed to totally cut himself off from that path having been replaced by the Chris Christie lapdog and Mr. Slave act.  Rubio’s made far too many penis size jokes for that now and his Senate seat is as good as gone.

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Romney is looking to block the Trump at the Convention.

Mitt Romney has instructed his closest advisers to explore the possibility of stopping Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, a source close to Romney’s inner circle says.

The 012 GOP nominee’s advisers are examining what a fight at the convention might look like and what rules might need revising.

“It sounds like the plan is to lock the convention,” said the source.

Romney is focused on suppressing Trump’s delegate count to prevent him from accumulating the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the nomination.

But implicit in Romney’s request to his team to explore the possibility of a convention fight is his willingness to step in and carry the party’s banner into the fall general election as the Republican nominee. Another name these sources mentioned was House Speaker Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate in 2012.

122215-BeelerOthers are looking at a (GAG) dream unity ticket of Cruz and Rubio.  This is the National Review and a Cruz advisor so please don’t go there without Peptobismal close by.
In the immediate wake of Super Tuesday, each has much to gain from such a deal. As the candidate currently with more delegates, Cruz would love to get enough support from Rubio’s delegates to secure the nomination. For Rubio, currently in third place, for whom holding his home state of Florida has now become a do-or-die situation, the idea of securing the vice presidency would be a valuable insurance policy. As a young man, he would have an inside track to the presidency in eight years. Our current immigration situation would likely be addressed by a Cruz-Rubio administration to the degree that the issue would no longer be any obstacle for him in 2024. The beauty of this arrangement is that the primary voters would be the ones to decide which candidate will be at the top of the ticket. And voters could freely vote for their favorite with much less concern that failing to rally around the other would be helping Trump. Let Ted compete with Trump in the states with electorates like Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Alaska. Let Marco compete with Trump in states with electorates like Florida and Minnesota.
Kasich seems to be holding out for Ohio and the rest of the Great Flyover to weigh in.
So, I’m voting on Saturday and phonebanking.  I’m also planning to go see the Big Dawg tomorrow morning so I’m either live blogging that or going to be late with my impressions.
Meanwhile, grab the popcorn and the antacids!  It’s FOX NEWS and Republicans!   Yes, it’s another Trigger Warning cause this goes to (GAG) FOX news.  The debate will be held in Detroit, Michigan.
If you don’t have the stomach for the TV, you can watch on the internet.AR-150329878

The debate tonight will feature Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich. With only four candidates on the stage, this will be the smallest debate yet. The event begins at 9PM ET/6PM PT tonight on Fox News. Here’s how to watch it online:

If you do have a cable subscription, you can also watch on your Android oriOS mobile device with Fox News Go. Unfortunately, Fox isn’t offering a ton of options to watch online without cable, but if you can borrow a login from someone then you’ve got mobile covered.

The Fox News Election HQ app for Android and iOS can’t stream the debate, but you can use it to grade the candidates as you follow along. At the end of the debate, it will give you a “debate scorecard” to show you which candidate you align with the most.
Who gets the lucky job of moderating?  (If you could call it that.)  Yup. It’s Megyn Kelley, Chris Wallace, and Brett Baier. Yes, there’s not enough antacid in the world for that is there?
175112_600Here we go folks!
It’s another LIVE BLOG with the Fascist Party of America!!!

 


150 Comments on “Live Post: And then there were Four”

  1. dakinikat says:

    And one uplifting note before we start this:

  2. Fannie says:

    Here it is.

  3. dakinikat says:

    Well,Strump assured us he is righteously hung. What more can we say!

  4. Fannie says:

    Same damn broken record, over and over and over again.

  5. janicen says:

    Unintelligible yelling.

  6. Fannie says:

    That little dick…………..hahaha.

  7. I need to say that I am thoroughly disgusted with this shit. (The GOP and The Dems….ie Bernie’s and the other liberal media that is sucking up to what Bernie is selling because they are doing some bad shit to the Democrat front-runner Hillary and it is not stopping. )

    I know that many of the Hillary supporters feel a Trump nomination will be a win for Hillary. I am not so sure about it. I live in a “Trump happy” state and town. I know what Trump people are like, and it is truly frightening. I won’t be able to breathe until the results are in and Hillary is President Elect.

    It is so bad that I can’t even get excited about her wins this past Tuesday. I thought that the Super Tuesday win would put me at ease, it has made me feel worse…simply because any one of those in the GOP shitpile could possible to be on the ticket in November.

    Geez. Can you imagine what a non Hillary win would mean? Oh Canada, here I come.

    I can’t watch this, please understand.

    I will post these links:

    Did y’all see this:

    Caitlyn Jenner's Presidential Preference: 'I Like Ted Cruz' – NBC News

    That is fucking laughable. I feel that says a lot about Caitlyn’s true understanding about things from outside the normal non-wealthy-reality-show life of a LGBTQ person.

    Then there is this:

    Woman Allegedly Tries To Pass Off Homemade Cardboard License Plate As Real

    Now I am going back under my blankets, where I spent most of my day btw…good night all.

    • dakinikat says:

      I saw that! Does she really think those religious kooks will okay her?

      • I don’t think she thinks of herself as one of them. Them being the real LGBT people….I think she is an elitist…entitled and has no understanding of living the real world…not as a regular person, or the real world of someone who has been through the issues everyday LGBT folks experience. I hope I am making sense here. Am I?

        • bostonboomer says:

          You are making a lot of sense.

        • ANonOMouse says:

          Most LGBT people are very put out with Caitlyn. She has little empathy for those in the LGBT, especially Transgender people who’ve spent a lifetime on the margins of society trying to live their life without fear of losing their life. Maybe somewhere along the way she’ll step out of her cocoon of privilege and power and see the world through the eyes of her brothers & sisters, but I think she’s been so shielded from the experiences of real people she may never get it.

        • Fannie says:

          We understand.

  8. Fannie says:

    Luv it luv it, that little dick thing…………Hey I can yell louder than you can yell, little dick.

  9. Fannie says:

    Look here big dick…

  10. janicen says:

    Trump is losing his cool. Rubio is getting under his skin.

  11. Fannie says:

    They can’t answer the damn questions, Not Trump, Not Cruz, and Not Rubio.

  12. janicen says:

    Did you ever guess that the best debate questions and follow ups would come from Fox News?

  13. Fannie says:

    Kasich wants to take credit for what Pres. Clinton did!

  14. janicen says:

    I’ll be damned. It was Kasich who gave us the prosperity of the nineties, not Bill Clinton and Democratic policies. Who knew?

  15. Fannie says:

    Do you think someone might ask about funding the water system in Flint, Michigan?

  16. janicen says:

    I don’t think I can post photos here but if I could I would post a pic I took off the TV tonight. On MSNBC they showed a shot of Trump speaking at a rally and all of the bots were waving signs saying “Trump: Make America Great Again” but someone crossed off “America” and wrote in “memes”! Trump: Make Memes Great Again! 😀

  17. Pat Johnson says:

    How about some questions on women’s access to healthcare? Or voters rights ? Or climate change?

    • Fannie says:

      How about home grown terrorism. Four more Bundy’s crew were arrested today….one was the guy in Nevada who had his gun aimed from a bridge, he was from Arizona, and three more busted from Idaho………

      The FBI waited, and went in and got four more, and you know that are more on the way.

      Anybody on the stage want to talk about the problems from these so called patriots.

  18. bostonboomer says:

    When are they going to ask Trump about the KKK and other White supremacists at his rallies?

  19. bostonboomer says:

    Too bad they weren’t attacking Trump like this from day one.

  20. janicen says:

    Lying Ted and Little Marco. Trump’s the classiest guy in the world!

  21. Pat Johnson says:

    Kasich gives me a headache.

  22. dakinikat says:

    Trump is saying he’ll commit war crimes and order the military to break the law.

  23. Pat Johnson says:

    Worth repeating: I can’t stand Kasich!!

    • bostonboomer says:

      He’s obnoxious. He also signed right to work and anti-abortion legislation. He’s not moderate.

  24. Fannie says:

    These debates with the republicans are useless, because it doesn’t matter what answer they give!

  25. janicen says:

    Trump says he has a strong core. I’ll challenge him to crunches!

  26. Fannie says:

    Before I found out how stupid I was, the next day I became flexible.

  27. Fannie says:

    Hey there is a lawsuit about your university being indicted for fraud……..Drumpf

  28. Fannie says:

    Clap, clap…….you got a D- not A, Drumpf

  29. bostonboomer says:

    Good for her for asking about Trump U.

  30. Fannie says:

    Hey, let’s wait until the end of couple two or three years about this civil case.

  31. Fannie says:

    Let’s wait ten years now.

  32. Fannie says:

    Here is what we are down to: Who’s the biggest con artist!

  33. janicen says:

    This is the first time I’ve seen Trump’s feathers ruffled.

  34. Fannie says:

    Kasich, there was a 15 year old kid who killed himself…………what happen? He didn’t finish the story. He said something about living in basement, and debt from college, but this kid was 15, and what happened?

  35. Pat Johnson says:

    Is there actually a poll out there showing Ted Cruz beating Hillary? Jesus!!

  36. bostonboomer says:

    Question about Flint!

  37. Fannie says:

    Rubio’s answer to Flint, Michigan is it WAS terrible. Wrong answer, it IS terrible Rubio. He stands with Governor Snyder, and is so full of shit.

  38. Fannie says:

    Ted: we have had 60 years of left wing policies, like WEAK Crime Policies………….Really, is that why we have more people in prison than China, than Russia?

  39. Fannie says:

    Hey Kasich, if a black person comes into your restaurant, and wants a glass of water, it’s okay to say NO. And they can’t sue you, cause you have Common Sense. I don’t believe in supreme court, Cruz, I don’t believe in gay marriage.

    • janicen says:

      And when black people get charged higher interest rates on car loans they should just move on to the next finance company. And the next one, and the next one, and the next one…

      • Fannie says:

        Yup, the stupid prick. He just signed a bill to defund PP, he and Marsha Blackburn can burn in hell.

  40. Pat Johnson says:

    These pathetic 4 are full of s h I t!

  41. Fannie says:

    Here is what Cruz believes as he attended the conference, and Rubio believes you should not hire gay people.

  42. Fannie says:

    I guess the second amendment was born 2007, and Hillary coming to take everything away.

  43. Pat Johnson says:

    I hate all 4 of them! Does this make me a bad person??

  44. bostonboomer says:

    Watching this has put me into an altered state, and not a pleasant one. I think I’m in shock.

  45. Fannie says:

    I am sorry, but I couldn’t help but say they are all full of fuck.

  46. Pat Johnson says:

    Would women stop swooning about Rubio if they knew he was wearing a headpiece? He is going bald.

  47. roofingbird says:

    Rubio, Trump won’t tell you his policy and it like kim jong give us a detailed foreign policy. Trump it would be nice if we could get along with Russia and the world.

  48. Riverbird says:

    “When you have a lunatic with nuclear weapons…” Elect one of those guys and that’s what we’ll have here in the U.S.!

  49. roofingbird says:

    Cruz, N Korea has put their weapons of ready state, this is Clinton”s fault. Move carriers to s china sea. lets do star wars.

  50. Fannie says:

    Here’s another example: What would you do about Korea, Breaking News:……………Ted Cruz, well it was the Clinton administration…………idiot, the question is what would you do?

  51. Pat Johnson says:

    Kasich thinks he is on his way to the WH.

  52. roofingbird says:

    Kasich You suggested that Putin could be a running mate. Seriously do you think Trump is naive. I’m Not biting In russia we tell them we are going to use weapons don’t attack nato , so china sea put on alert. Mid East …

  53. roofingbird says:

    Have they asked Trump about his health plan yet?

  54. janicen says:

    Benghazi! Drink!

  55. Pat Johnson says:

    Did I mention how much I loathe Kasich?’?

    • ANonOMouse says:

      Both you and Mrs. Kasich agree, he’s loathsome!!! He’s taken credit for every good that’s happened in this country over the past 25 years. Incredible

  56. roofingbird says:

    RNC pledge will you support the Republican nominee. Rubio will. No to Clinton. Cruz I gave my word I would. Kasich, yes, but I will be the nominee. They will all support Trump. Trump-will you even if it’s not you? Yes.

  57. roofingbird says:

    Closing- Kasich, I will fix things just like I did in Ohio.

  58. roofingbird says:

    Rubio- embrace you opportunities and vote for me.

  59. roofingbird says:

    Cruz- all you military for 7 years you were abused and all firefighters, etc I will have your back.

  60. roofingbird says:

    Trump-You will be proud of the US good borders jobs coming back

  61. roofingbird says:

    O’Reilly?!? Why is he on TV? AND they go to Trump again.

  62. Fannie says:

    Fucking Lights Out!

  63. roofingbird says:

    maybe I’m glad I missed most of it.

  64. NW Luna says:

    Yerch. It was awful just reading about it on this live blog. Hilary’s tweets were the only moments of sanity and clean air.

  65. Riverbird says:

    After one of the first GOP debates gave me bad nightmares, I began watching only the first half hour or so of each debate. Last night I watched the whole thing and sure enough – bad dreams!

  66. janicen says:

    For anyone who missed the festivities yesterday, this CNN headline sums it up nicely:

    Trump Defends Size of his Penis

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/03/politics/donald-trump-small-hands-marco-rubio/

  67. Riverbird says:

    Jim Webb said this morning that he will not vote for Hillary but might vote for Trump. Can you believe this guy??

  68. Ron4Hills says:

    I don’t see how even the most deluded righteys can still think Trump is fit to be President. That display last night was staggering!