National Politics - 2016

Super Tuesday: Donald Trump Lowers Boom On “Republican” Establishment

GOP FRONTRUNNER STEAMROLLS THROUGH “SEC PRIMARY” GOP frontrunner Donald Trump scored a string of decisive victories over his “Republican” rivals on Super Tuesday – solidifying his lead in delegates and inducing further panic among party elites. Trump won GOP races in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia – the…


GOP frontrunner Donald Trump scored a string of decisive victories over his “Republican” rivals on Super Tuesday – solidifying his lead in delegates and inducing further panic among party elites.

Trump won GOP races in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia – the latter a state that establishment “Republican” Marco Rubio was supposed to capture.

Most of his wins were convincing, too – mirroring his diverse, double-digit victories in early-voting New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

“This has been an amazing evening,” Trump said.

For him, yes.  For the “powers that be” in the party whose nomination he’s about to seize?  Not so much.

Despite receiving the full-throated backing of the “Republican” status quo, Rubio won just one state – Minnesota.  His disappointing second-place finish in Virginia was also accompanied by a slew of third-place finishes.

Trump mocked the “little Senator” – saying he had a “rough night.”

Who had a better night?  Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz – whose candidacy was given up for dead in the days leading up to Super Tuesday.  Cruz won his adopted state of Texas as well as neighboring Oklahoma.

Cruz moved quickly to try and capture the momentum – calling on Rubio to drop out of the race.

“Tomorrow morning we have a choice,” he said. “So long as the field remains divided, Donald Trump’s path to the nomination remains more likely, and that would be a disaster for Republicans, conservatives, and for the nation.”

A disaster?  Wow … that’s quite a contrast from the praise Cruz was heaping on Trump a few short months ago.

“He’s bold and brash, and he’s willing to speak the truth,” Cruz said of Trump last summer as the billionaire businessman was taking off in the polls.  “And he’s taking on the Washington cartel.”

Cruz also specifically praised Trump for his views on the issue of illegal immigration.

“I’ve been proud to defend him for focusing on illegal immigration,” Cruz said.

Not anymore, apparently.

Rubio declined Cruz’s invitation to exit the race – signaling his intention to campaign hard for his home state of Florida.

“Florida, I know you’re ready,” Rubio said. “The pundits say we’re underdogs, I’ll accept that. We’ve all been underdogs. This is a community of underdogs. This is a state of underdogs. This is a country of underdogs, but we will win.”

Rubio also continued his attacks against Trump, urging his supporters – including new GOP establishment cheerleader-in-chief Nikki Haley – to keep fighting the frontrunner.

“Do not give in to the fear, do not give in to anger, do not give in to sham artists and con artists who try to take advantage of your suffering,” Rubio said.

Despite the steady stream of attacks against him, recent polls show Trump with a big lead over Rubio in the Sunshine State – which will award all 99 of its delegates to the winner of its March 15 primary.

In fact, a win there could make Trump the presumed GOP nominee – which was clearly on his mind as he addressed his supporters in Palm Beach.

“I am a unifier,” he said.  “Once we get all of this finished, I am going to go after one person: Hillary Clinton.”

Of course with numerous “Republicans” saying they will not support Trump under any circumstances – and some of them even vowing to support Clinton – the prospect of a bitter, brokered GOP convention remains.


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TroubleBaby March 1, 2016 at 11:27 pm

“Tomorrow morning we have a choice,” he said. “So long as the field
remains divided, Donald Trump’s path to the nomination remains more
likely, and that would be a disaster for Republicans, conservatives, and
for the nation.”

That my friends, is yet another shot across the GOP party bow.

Anyone who thinks the GOP establishment is going to roll over and allow Donald Trump to seize control of the party without a fight is kidding themselves.

They still have the possibility of changing the rules 1 day before Trump can secure the nomination- from the very rules that were created to stop Ron Paul from creating a potential brokered convention situation back in 2012 ironically.

If the establishment GOP establishment rank and file establish this scorched earth policy and steal the nomination from Trump, it not only will assuredly hand Clinton the election(happily for most establishment GOPers), but it will very likely eventually end the GOP as a viable party IMO…which the establishment won’t see coming.

This is really a fascinating cycle.

pogo March 2, 2016 at 8:08 am

GOP establishment would be wise to take a deep breath.GOP turnout was up 110% in Virginia from 2008 and up 50% or more in all the other states last night.Reason:Trump.

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 9:58 am

And yet, Hillary outperformed all the GOP candidates in northern VA and surprisingly, in RINO Henrico County and Tidewater.

Flip March 2, 2016 at 8:47 am

Rubio doesn’t stand a chance at winning this thing but he wants to be president so darn bad he can’t bring himself to drop out. He will choke the life out of Cruz’s chances.

I hope the Republicans do something drastic, it will rip the party apart.

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 9:59 am

He’ll drop out before Florida, and dedicate his efforts to attacking Trump. If he loses FL he’s out for 2020. If he gets out before, let’s Trump or Cruz lose to Hillary, he’s got the pole position in 2020. Meanwhile – Christie is finished. When this is over the remains of the Party will have him offed by the Mob.

rocky tax cheat March 2, 2016 at 11:11 am

You’re a fucking nut and liar.Why do post such bull shit and expect anybody to take you seriously?

A felonious law breaker at that.Got your taxes filed yet?

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 11:13 am

How’s the law suit going Ter?

apple won't fall far from tree March 2, 2016 at 11:21 am

Don’t you feel guilty for being a liar and cheat?

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 11:22 am

Since I’m not, no not really. Being a loud mouthed hater, like you, that would be shameful.

rocky the gutless wonder March 2, 2016 at 11:24 am

A lying keyboard pussy is all you’re.You wouldn’t have the GUTS to repeat the shit you to post anyone face to face.

rocky the gutless wonder March 2, 2016 at 11:26 am

‘you post to anyone face to face’…:)

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 11:29 am

That new fire truck in Cayce is awesome. Nice pic.

spicville,usa March 2, 2016 at 11:30 am

Thanks.Firehouse fucked your wife in it.

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 11:33 am

Nice Flip. Guess the lawsuit isn’t going so well then, eh? Bum-bum-bummer.

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 11:33 am

Hey, are you having a spray-tan meltdown? Get them little fingers typing.

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 11:26 am

All you’re? Strunk and White not in reach this morning? Bad hangover? TTYL – ta ta – and have a blessed day.

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 11:24 am

Get the new IRS form for employer paid health insurance this week, and then off to the tax man. Probably going to get a refund this year. And you? Oh that’s right, you’re still in the bracket where you get earned income credits.

Clarence Boddicker March 2, 2016 at 10:43 am

Good riddance.

TontoBubbaGoldstein March 1, 2016 at 11:30 pm

All your delegates are belong to TRUMP!

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The Dude March 2, 2016 at 4:45 am

As a long time conservative voter I have to say I am rather enjoying seeing the GOP burn to the ground. You reap what you sow, and by pandering to the most racist, bigoted and downright crazy fringes of the party they are reaping the fruits of their labor.

pogo March 2, 2016 at 8:05 am

Funny liar.You were never a conservative.I spend several hours with 10,000 people yesterday crammed into an airport hanger for Trump.Didn’t see the kind of people you just described.

Flip March 2, 2016 at 8:49 am

Hey look it is one of the racist, bigoted, crazy fringe people The Dude was talking about. LMAO!!!!

Buzz Martin March 2, 2016 at 8:53 am

No wonder he hasn’t been on here much lately. He’s one of the white supremacists doing podcasts from Trump rallies.

Flip March 2, 2016 at 8:56 am

Oh he is probably David Duke’s right hand man for all we know.

pogo March 2, 2016 at 9:33 am

Been busy Boz.Traveling and doing the thing one can do when they are financially successful and don’t have to live with their mommy at 65 years-old to have a roof over their head.Know anybody like that.

How you been? Any new stalking victims? What person(s) have you decided to libel and defame with your nonsensical fantasy land bullshit? Inquiring minds want to know. :)

pogo March 2, 2016 at 9:36 am

No Boz.But we do you attended a communist rally for Gloria Tinabu at a local Murrels Inlet establisment.

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 10:02 am

But we do you attended? Is that Trumplish?

mamatiger92 March 2, 2016 at 10:42 am

Still drunk apparently.

pogo March 2, 2016 at 9:36 am

Morning Fits.I see you got this hacker shit cleaned up.

Flip March 2, 2016 at 12:13 pm

LMAO!!! That all you got? Why do you run from who, and what, you are? Just keep getting the shit slapped out of you! Oh my! LMAO!!!

Clarence Boddicker March 2, 2016 at 10:47 am

You are why the party is on fire, sir. If you want to signal how politically correct you are there are two parties for you.

Joe March 2, 2016 at 7:42 am

The big fear of the GOP is that Trump will inspire many more “outside challengers” to run against the RINO establishment. The GOP elites could lose many more federal and state positions to “outsiders” this fall.

pogo March 2, 2016 at 8:02 am

Trump will have coat tails. His nomination and the millions of additional voters he brings out in 2016 just saved the senate with wins in Florida and Nevada and will bring added seats in house,State races are ‘local’ moron and people are very conservative.

Buzz Martin March 2, 2016 at 8:47 am

“State races are ‘local’ moron and …”

That would explain you.

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 10:00 am

Trump’s going to end up like Steve Martin, drunk at his desk writing class action settlement checks, walking around with his pants around his legs, muttering “All I need is this lamp. That’s all I need.”

Clarence Boddicker March 2, 2016 at 10:45 am

Heil Hitlery!

cluckentoncoot March 2, 2016 at 8:14 am

UMass and UVA will never be apart of the SEC.

Philip Branton March 2, 2016 at 8:23 am

WOW……the media manipulation is so evident. The more the media tells the citizenry that Trump is destroying the Republican party, the more the voters are being lured to Donald. Imagine an audience watching a parent luring a kid with candy by holding the candy out and saying you can’t have it because you will get cavities. The kid don’t care and the audience enjoys the show; but who owns the candy store and the TV station the audience is watching the show on.? The establishment. This is a classic scene out of the movie Chitty, Chitty, Bang Bang.

Does Wil Folks realize this…………is HE a part of the establishment..?

Nölff March 2, 2016 at 8:38 am

Congrats America. You narrowed it down between a dick-hole and a piece of shit. The choice is yours. Rock the Vote.

Flip March 2, 2016 at 8:48 am

Glad to see Bernie won a few states but yeah he’s not going to be able to hold against Hillary.

Flip March 2, 2016 at 8:44 am

Republican establishment should convince Rubio to drop and throw behind Cruz if they hope to stop Trump. May be too late for even that. Oh well this is a bed of their own making, may as well watch them have to lie in it.

JOP March 2, 2016 at 8:53 am

Haley is part of the good old boy system. SC does not lister to her anymore.

HD March 2, 2016 at 8:58 am

My DC “political operative” tells me that y’all are freaking delusional if you think Drumpf has a snowball’s chance in November. Seriously, you Drumpf morons will be responsible for a Cinton presidency, a Democrat Senate, and three liberal SCt Justices. You’ll be standing around with your fingers up your noses wondering “what happened to our big turnout?” Idiots.

CorruptionInColumbia March 2, 2016 at 9:40 am

What you described is kinda what we had since Daddy Bush, and later Dubya, were the Republican “representation” in the White House.

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the well-known definition of insanity. With Trump, I believe we are trying something different, for a change. If Trump isn’t different, then why is the Establishment Republican Party of turncoats and traitors shitting itself over Trump’s candidacy?

pogo March 2, 2016 at 9:44 am

Better check Republican Primary turnout.20 ,000 Democrats in Massachusetts withdrew their Democrat Party voting registration. Ohio,Michigan,Pennsylvania,Wisconsin,Vermont,Massachusetts and New Hampshire are all going Trump.Add Virginia,Nevada and Colorado and we have a Trump landslide.

HD March 2, 2016 at 10:18 am

Trim your fingernails. Friendly advice – don’t want you to cut yourself in November.

PornoPal March 2, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Funny = I just heard that line yesterday in the bath scene from “Last Tango in Paris”. Does Marlon need his prostate fiddled with again???

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 10:46 am

Yeah, to make sure they could vote Trump and destroy the GOP.

mamatiger92 March 2, 2016 at 11:14 am

Like Limbaugh’s failed “Operation Chaos” in 2008.

Debbie Wassermama S$utz March 2, 2016 at 11:18 am

Check the numbers out bitch.

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 11:37 am

So I see Ter’s back as Pogo, swearing at everyone and having his classic meltdowns. Another hour or so he’ll be saying “crap throwing” before he moves onto his favorite subject, gay sex.

rocky lying hac March 2, 2016 at 11:16 am

Sure Rocky.That is why they did it.You are nothing but a POS hac and liar.

Nearly 20,000 Bay State Democrats have fled the party this winter, with thousands doing so to join the Republican ranks, according to the state’s top elections official.

Secretary of State William Galvin said more than 16,300 Democrats have shed their party affiliation and become independent voters since Jan. 1, while nearly 3,500 more shifted to the MassGOP ahead of tomorrow’s “Super Tuesday” presidential primary.

Galvin called both “significant” changes that dwarf similar shifts ahead of other primary votes, including in 2000, when some Democrats flocked from the party in order to cast a vote for Sen. John McCain in the GOP primary.

The primary reason? Galvin said his “guess” is simple: “The Trump phenomenon,” a reference to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, who polls show enjoying a massive lead over rivals Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and others among Massachusetts Republican voters.

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 11:37 am

Never been to MA have you?

Hank March 2, 2016 at 10:02 am

And Ted Cruz is going to save us from that? Do you really believe that? That Canadian born religious nut who, talks as much as Trump about getting the illegals out of the country, but offers nothing else except I can beat Trump. The guy that everyone in the Senate hates, because he does everything for himself. The guy who lies and cheats and will do anything to win. Trump stands way more of a chance of beating Clinton than that idiot.

As for Rubio, he is dead. Trump is going to kill him in Florida, so get over it.

You Republican establishment types just do not understand what is happening here. Most Trump supporters are not supporting Trump to save the Republican Party. They want to change the politics of this country. They are trying to get someone who will work for them. Have they got your attention yet, because you have ignored them for decades now. They don’t want Bush, Cruz, Rubio, or Kasich. That is business as usual. Same ole Same ole.

HD March 2, 2016 at 10:20 am

Cruz would lose worse than Drumpf. Rubio or Kasich are the only ones who can win a general. I greatly prefer either to Clinton. Not happening, so Clinton will win. Book it.

Clarence Boddicker March 2, 2016 at 10:52 am

Rubio or Kasich? Put the pipe down. Hillary is so terrible she could lose on that alone. Besides if she wins the fun really begins.

Clarence Boddicker March 2, 2016 at 10:49 am

You mad bro?

HD March 2, 2016 at 11:20 am

Mad? Nope. Right? Yep.

Clarence Boddicker March 2, 2016 at 12:46 pm

The only ones who will be responsible for a Hillary candidacy are the same people who gave us Bush, Clinton, Bush 2, and BHO but refuse to wake up and realize they have sold out their children’s country because racist, globalization is good, invade the world invite the world.

TroubleBaby March 2, 2016 at 11:11 am

DC “political operative”‘s have a less than stellar track record this cycle…the number of times they’ve predicted Trump’s implosion is embarrassing.

HD March 2, 2016 at 11:19 am

The “operative” is fictitious.

Vicky S March 2, 2016 at 9:32 am

Nikki Haley is a dumb bitch!

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 10:01 am

Bless your heart.

mamatiger92 March 2, 2016 at 10:21 am


States Rights March 2, 2016 at 12:27 pm

You should say the “Honorable Dumb Bitch Governor Nikki Haley.”
Have some respect for dumb hoes!

Rocky Verdad March 2, 2016 at 9:54 am

My morning calls are over, so a few observations.

In Virginia surprising Trump seemed to she long the Establishment in their core VA areas – VB, Richmond. But in some of those same areas – in Norfolk Hillary out performed Trump by huge numbers. Was about a tie in Virginia Beach. Same pattern in Henrico County where she outperformed Trump and Cruz. And of course in northern VA it was a landslide of turnout for Dems. So increasingly, VA is blue. This must be concerning for down ballot House members in VA – chance for the Dems to pick up 2 seats. And VA is a must flip state for the GOP – and it ain’t looking like that will happen.

GA – similar outcomes. In the heavily populated areas around Atlanta and down to Macon, Trump did very poorly, and Clinton outperformed. Not ready to say GA is in play be any means, but if the moderates stay home, it could be close.

What I’m getting at here is if Trump remains the bane of the moderates (Rubio voters, etc) – and they elect not to support Trump, his smaller base cannot overcome in some key areas.

This is just objective look at the numbers. Also, the numbers suggest that if Rubio decides to leave before Florida (which is very likely) – then in the winner take all states coming up, Cruz is going to have a chance to begin closing the rather small gap with Trump. 100 delegates might seem big now, but Cruz wins a few winner take alls like IL, WI, IN and some others, he’s going to catch up pretty quick. Trumps inability in a three way race to take 50% in most contests, means he remains weak.

My guess is this thing could go for a long while, and get a lot nastier and messy. What names will Cruz call Trump? How will Cruz litigate in a debate the upcoming Trump U trials?

tomstickler March 2, 2016 at 10:09 am

Hillary Clinton earned 270,810 votes in the Feb. 27 Democratic Presidential Preference Primary, about 30,000 more than Donald Trump’s 240,882 votes in the Republican PPP.

Nat March 2, 2016 at 12:22 pm

It was a good night for David Duke and the KKK. Bad night for eunuch Chris Christie. Where the hell was Trump holding his -cough- unifier speech from, some eastern European palace?

CooperRiverDaze March 2, 2016 at 1:29 pm

The GOP is so funny. They are shocked, just shocked, that Trump has emerged as top dog. Yet the GOP created him, going back to the mean race-baiting Lee Atwater days. Reminds me of Casablanca: “I am shocked to see gambling going on in this casino.” Glad to see Trump wreaking havoc. The GOP needs it and deserves it. It could do a lot of good.

gunjit March 2, 2016 at 1:38 pm

So if Trump is the republican nominee, will Nimrata vote republican?

Feal the Bern March 2, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Democrats should start supporting Bernie. Check out the results of the latest polls.

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton CNN/ORC Clinton 52, Trump 44 Clinton +8
General Election: Trump vs. Sanders CNN/ORC Sanders 55, Trump 43 Sanders +12
General Election: Cruz vs. Clinton CNN/ORC Cruz 49, Clinton 48 Cruz +1
General Election: Cruz vs. Sanders CNN/ORC Sanders 57, Cruz 40 Sanders +17
General Election: Rubio vs. Clinton CNN/ORC Rubio 50, Clinton 47 Rubio +3
General Election: Rubio vs. Sanders CNN/ORC Sanders 53, Rubio 45 Sanders +8

Soft Sigh from Hell March 2, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Just as dumb Dub gave us our first black president, I expect tycoon/tornado Trump is going to give us our first woman president.

Maybe Thermite Trump or Dynamite Don would be apropos.


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