Just another reason normal folks despise the Elitist community. This time it has to do with Reagan and the Lefts' total disregard for compassionate tolerance.

Washington Times:
Patti Davis, daughter of late President Ronald Reagan  to Will Ferrell, criticizing the actor for agreeing to play the 40th president in an upcoming satirical film about his battle with dementia.  Ferrell later decided against the film project.
“I saw the news bulletin — as did everyone — that you intend to portray my father in the throes of Alzheimer’s for a comedy that you are also producing,” Ms. Davis, a former actress, wrote in her blog. “Perhaps you have managed to retain some ignorance about Alzheimer’s and other versions of dementia. Perhaps if you knew more, you would not find the subject humorous.
“Alzheimer’s doesn’t care if you are President of the United States or a dockworker. It steals what is most precious to a human being — memories, connections, the familiar landmarks of a lifetime that we all come to rely on to hold our place secure in this world and keep us linked to those we have come to know and love,” she continued. “I watched as fear invaded my father’s eyes — this man who was never afraid of anything. I heard his voice tremble as he stood in the living room and said, ‘I don’t know where I am.’ I watched helplessly as he reached for memories, for words, that were suddenly out of reach and moving farther away. For ten long years he drifted — past the memories that marked his life, past all that was familiar…and mercifully, finally past the fear. There was laughter in those years, but there was never humor.”

Another reason for Trumps success . . . . and I am not a Trump supporter.

Just to be clear: the rioters at the Trump rallies are all Democrats . . . . and when I say they were "rioters," I mean to imply that they are "not simply demonstrators? "

David French / National Review: Dear Mainstream Media, Don't You Dare Whitewash Anti-Trump Violence

Editor's notes:  the rioters in the Democrat Party are funded by Soros,  Gates, and other big money concerns, and, are given the blessings of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.  

There are no rioters in the GOP  . . . . . . . .   period.  And,  that should count for something.  

Apparently Kasich was never serious about running as a "Republican."

Cassie Spodak / CNN:
Kasich: People are ‘probably’ born gay  —  San Francisco (CNN)John Kasich told an audience here Friday that some people are “probably” born gay after being pressed on the issue by an audience member who said he was gay.  —  San Francisco resident Kelly Bryan, 62, asked Kasich the question … 
Editor's notes:   As is the case with all general statements except this one,  such conclusions,  painted with a broad brush, miss the mark.  The Left loves to take a single anecdotal example and make it "the norm."  And this is a perfect example.  
Indeed,  there are those who are "turned on" by the same sex and simply are not sexually "turned on" by the opposite sex.  Timne for Conservatives to admit this.   
Last time I researched this,  that percentage  (those who are gay from the start) is around 4% of the population.   But serious estimates have the gay population at between 8 and 10 percent of the population, about the same percentage of folks who still bathe in a large galvanized tub,  or , who brush their teeth three times a week.  So, what about the remaining 4 to 6 percent?  Well,  they are either experimenting  (college kids do this more than any other segment of the population), or,  have long prison terms.  Understand that these two categories make up the bulk of the gay population,  when,  in fact, only 4% are committed to gay life-styles.  

Clearly,  Kasich does not know what he is talking about.  He could have said so,  but he preferred to give an uninformed answer to actually speaking out of a position of knowledge.  Typical politician. 

Question: What's the difference between an antiAmerican riot and a free speech demonstration? If you are a Democrat, absolutely nothing.

Just to be clear,  the violence at the Trump rallies,  over the past four weeks,  is all on the Democrat/Black Lives Matters anarchists trying to shut down democratic debate  . . . . . .   period. 

Related article:

Ruben Vives / Los Angeles Times:
Protests rage outside Trump rally in Orange County; 17 arrested, police car smashed  —  Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night, stomping on cars, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully declaring …

There already is a third "party." It has no platform, no representatives, no formal organization . . . . just a whole bunch (the majority of Americans?) who work hard, pay their dues, patiently ignore broken political promises, until . . . . . . . they get pissed.

From the Hill:   Real estate mogul Donald Trump has run an outsider's juggernaut campaign, the likes of which nobody has seen in modern politics.  
Democrats publicly say they are thrilled to face him in the general election. But, privately, they fret that the master marketer and media maestro is so unpredictable and so original and so fearless that they just might regret getting the match-up they had hoped for.

Trump has done all this in the face of unprecedented opposition from establishment Republican Party officials and many principled conservatives who make up the core base of the GOP.   At this point in the primary cycle, any other candidate with numbers like Trump's would have been granted "presumptive nominee" status by party bosses as well as any final remaining active candidates.

Editor's note:  Nine months ago,  I was laughing out loud at the very mention of "Trump for President."   As the reader knows,  he is not my choice, but his campaign has been nothing short of genius,  and just about everyone admits this.  

But think that he just might win the nomination before going to the convention,  something Mitt couldn't do,  is beyond remarkable because it is a reality that is truly "against all odds."  

If the Dems are not worried,  well,  maybe they need to rethink their complacency and retool their arrogance.  There really is a "third party."   It stands in the shadows and puts up with a lot of crap and broken promises from the political class.    Its called "the silent majority."  These are folks in the middle,  on the Left and the Right,  who do not care about party politics and only take part when things get so bad that they have no choice.  Well,  this may be one of those times.  

Time will tell,  but this all makes for a very interesting time. 

Obama: Ours is the best economy in the industrialzed world . . . . but when he compares his economy to previous presidents, he comes in dead last.

A brief history of the nation's GDP per presidential administration: 

Per the Washington Times: 

Truman:   3.8%
Eisenhower: 3.0%
Nixon/Ford:  2.8%
Carter:   3.3 % 
Reagan 3.5%
HW Bush  2.3%
Clinton:    3.9%
W. Bush:  2.1%
B Obama:  1.3%


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News Flash: Jenner used the bathroom yesterday.

Caitlyn Jenner Uses Trump Tower Ladies Room, Takes a Shot at Ted Cruz

Editor's notes:  Seriously?  This is "news,"  that Jenner flopped her manhood into a "sit-down" toilet?  

As long as you and your daughter are fine with this clown  doing a "stand up"  in the next stall,  I am fine with that.  Maybe it gets a little complicated when the folks realize that gramps  (that would be me) is in the woman's restroom,  standing guard for his granddaughter in the stall next to the XY female in her restroom.  

And to think,  I used to be against "free love."  Who knew "open restrooms" would become the next major civil rights issue for the moron Left? 

Now, the Daily Beast is crying because it does not know the names of Trump's speech writers, a problem for the Beast because it cannot dig up dirt on "anonymous."

Trump’s Super Secret Policy Ghostwriter

What do we know about the foreign policy speech delivered by Trump on Wednesday?  Simply this:  all the positions within that paper are those of Donald Trump.  

Let's stop whining about information that has no known author. It means nothing.  Grow up and get a life.  

Do you agree with the speech or not?  That is all that is important.  Heck,  we do not know the names of all the Marxist influences embedded in Obama's speeches. 

Can Trump reach 1237 before the convention? Answer: Yes. Here is how that can happen using conservative estimates on the delegate count:

Fox Business News gave us this information,  earlier in the morning. 

8 state primaries remain: 

Indiana  -  45 to Trimp
W Virginia - 24 to Trump
Oregon  -  12 to Trump with Cruz winning the state. 
Nebraska :  none for Trump, winner takes all for Trumnp
Washington - 18 to Trump
California  -  at least 109 to Trump out of 172.
New Jersey  -  51 to Trump
New Mexico  -  10 delegates to Trump 

He currently has at least 987  (maybe more depending on how some of the "free delegates" decide to vote).  

Adding the total for the seven states above,  the current prediction for Trump is 1256.  He needs 1237.  

Quick notes as to "global warming"

Perhaps this might make me a "nutball," but as relates to global warming, I do not believe there is such an animal. Hear me out: "global warming" is a a mathematical process that averages all of the weather regions of the world. I argue that all "global" warming is regional. Some REGIONS of this world are, indeed, warming, perhaps at alarming rates. Look, if there are seven weather regions of the world, one shows cooling for the past 10 years, five are basically stable, and one increased its "warming" status by three degres, when you average the seven regions, you have "global warming," when, in fact, only one region is problematic.
Secondly, warming is what happens just before cooling (as in "ice age"). Our last ice age was 12,000 years ago (I think I was living in Compton, at the time). Earth's natural proclivity for warming and cooling has to be part of the issue, but no one wants to factor that reality into the equation.

Third, the charts I have seen, show a higher average (again, why do we average all the regions?) but an average that is fairly stable, at this time. Significance? Co2 levels have gone up, substantially, during this "stable" time. The association between C02 and warming is probably real, but I question "to what extent."

Fourth, virtually none of the dire predictions stemming from the warming crowd, have come true. Example: N.Y. City was to be under 20 feet of water by 2015. Besides, how come Hawaii and the Statue of Liberty island are not under water, by now . . . . . . not even close?

Anyway, I do know that what Central Planning under Obama is doing, is just making it more and more difficult for the working poor.

His legacy healthcare reform has never been poopular. And, he's been a lame duck of a president since its passage (March 23, 2010).

Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech: Full Text

- April 27, 2016 -
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for the National Interest for honoring me with this invitation.
I would like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country – one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace.
It is time to shake the rust off of America’s foreign policy. It's time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold.
The direction I will outline today will also return us to a timeless principle. My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people, and American security, above all else. That will be the foundation of every decision that I will make.
America First will be the major and overriding theme of my administration.
But to chart our path forward, we must first briefly look back.
We have a lot to be proud of. In the 1940s we saved the world. The Greatest Generation beat back the Nazis and the Japanese Imperialists.
Then we saved the world again, this time from totalitarian Communism. The Cold War lasted for decades, but we won.
Democrats and Republicans working together got Mr. Gorbachev to heed the words of President Reagan when he said: “tear down this wall.”

History will not forget what we did.
Unfortunately, after the Cold War, our foreign policy veered badly off course. We failed to develop a new vision for a new time. In fact, as time went on, our foreign policy began to make less and less sense.
Logic was replaced with foolishness and arrogance, and this led to one foreign policy disaster after another.
We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya, to President Obama’s line in the sand in Syria. Each of these actions have helped to throw the region into chaos, and gave ISIS the space it needs to grow and prosper.
It all began with the dangerous idea that we could make Western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interest in becoming a Western Democracy.
We tore up what institutions they had and then were surprised at what we unleashed. Civil war, religious fanaticism; thousands of American lives, and many trillions of dollars, were lost as a result. The vacuum was created that ISIS would fill. Iran, too, would rush in and fill the void, much to their unjust enrichment.
Our foreign policy is a complete and total disaster.
No vision, no purpose, no direction, no strategy.
Today, I want to identify five main weaknesses in our foreign policy.

First, Our Resources Are Overextended
President Obama has weakened our military by weakening our economy. He’s crippled us with wasteful spending, massive debt, low growth, a huge trade deficit and open borders.
Our manufacturing trade deficit with the world is now approaching $1 trillion a year. We’re rebuilding other countries while weakening our own.
Ending the theft of American jobs will give us the resources we need to rebuild our military and regain our financial independence and strength.
I am the only person running for the Presidency who understands this problem and knows how to fix it.

Secondly, our allies are not paying their fair share.
Our allies must contribute toward the financial, political and human costs of our tremendous security burden. But many of them are simply not doing so. They look at the United States as weak and forgiving and feel no obligation to honor their agreements with us.
In NATO, for instance, only 4 of 28 other member countries, besides America, are spending the minimum required 2% of GDP on defense.
We have spent trillions of dollars over time – on planes, missiles, ships, equipment – building up our military to provide a strong defense for Europe and Asia. The countries we are defending must pay for the cost of this defense – and, if not, the U.S. must be prepared to let these countries defend themselves.
The whole world will be safer if our allies do their part to support our common defense and security.
A Trump Administration will lead a free world that is properly armed and funded.

Thirdly, our friends are beginning to think they can’t depend on us.
We’ve had a president who dislikes our friends and bows to our enemies.
He negotiated a disastrous deal with Iran, and then we watched them ignore its terms, even before the ink was dry.
Iran cannot be allowed to have a nuclear weapon and, under a Trump Administration, will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.
All of this without even mentioning the humiliation of the United States with Iran’s treatment of our ten captured sailors.
In negotiation, you must be willing to walk. The Iran deal, like so many of our worst agreements, is the result of not being willing to leave the table. When the other side knows you’re not going to walk, it becomes absolutely impossible to win.
At the same time, your friends need to know that you will stick by the agreements that you have with them.
President Obama gutted our missile defense program, then abandoned our missile defense plans with Poland and the Czech Republic.
He supported the ouster of a friendly regime in Egypt that had a longstanding peace treaty with Israel – and then helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power in its place.
Israel, our great friend and the one true Democracy in the Middle East, has been snubbed and criticized by an Administration that lacks moral clarity. Just a few days ago, Vice President Biden again criticized Israel – a force for justice and peace – for acting as an impediment to peace in the region.
President Obama has not been a friend to Israel. He has treated Iran with tender love and care and made it a great power in the Middle East – all at the expense of Israel, our other allies in the region and, critically, the United States.
We’ve picked fights with our oldest friends, and now they’re starting to look elsewhere for help.
Fourth, our rivals no longer respect us.
In fact, they are just as confused as our allies, but an even bigger problem is that they don’t take us seriously any more.
When President Obama landed in Cuba on Air Force One, no leader was there to meet or greet him – perhaps an incident without precedent in the long and prestigious history of Air Force One.
Then, amazingly, the same thing happened in Saudi Arabia -- it's called no respect.
Do you remember when the President made a long and expensive trip to Copenhagen, Denmark to get the Olympics for our country, and, after this unprecedented effort, it was announced that the United States came in fourth place?
He should have known the result before making such an embarrassing commitment.
The list of humiliations goes on and on.
President Obama watches helplessly as North Korea increases its aggression and expands even further with its nuclear reach.
Our president has allowed China to continue its economic assault on American jobs and wealth, refusing to enforce trade rules – or apply the leverage on China necessary to rein in North Korea.

He has even allowed China to steal government secrets with cyber attacks and engage in industrial espionage against the United States and its companies.
We’ve let our rivals and challengers think they can get away with anything.
If President Obama’s goal had been to weaken America, he could not have done a better job.
Finally, America no longer has a clear understanding of our foreign policy goals.
Since the end of the Cold War and the break-up of the Soviet Union, we’ve lacked a coherent foreign policy.
One day we’re bombing Libya and getting rid of a dictator to foster democracy for civilians, the next day we are watching the same civilians suffer while that country falls apart.
We're a humanitarian nation. But the legacy of the Obama-Clinton interventions will be weakness, confusion, and disarray.
We have made the Middle East more unstable and chaotic than ever before.

We left Christians subject to intense persecution and even genocide.
Our actions in Iraq, Libya and Syria have helped unleash ISIS.
And we’re in a war against radical Islam, but President Obama won’t even name the enemy!
Hillary Clinton also refuses to say the words “radical Islam,” even as she pushes for a massive increase in refugees.
After Secretary Clinton’s failed intervention in Libya, Islamic terrorists in Benghazi took down our consulate and killed our ambassador and three brave Americans. Then, instead of taking charge that night, Hillary Clinton decided to go home and sleep! Incredible.
Clinton blames it all on a video, an excuse that was a total lie. Our Ambassador was murdered and our Secretary of State misled the nation – and by the way, she was not awake to take that call at 3 o'clock in the morning.
And now ISIS is making millions of dollars a week selling Libyan oil.
This will change when I am president.
To all our friends and allies, I say America is going to be strong again. America is going to be a reliable friend and ally again.
We’re going to finally have a coherent foreign policy based upon American interests, and the shared interests of our allies.
We are getting out of the nation-building business, and instead focusing on creating stability in the world.
Our moments of greatest strength came when politics ended at the water’s edge.
We need a new, rational American foreign policy, informed by the best minds and supported by both parties, as well as by our close allies.

This is how we won the Cold War, and it’s how we will win our new and future struggles.
First, we need a long-term plan to halt the spread and reach of radical Islam.
Containing the spread of radical Islam must be a major foreign policy goal of the United States.
Events may require the use of military force. But it’s also a philosophical struggle, like our long struggle in the Cold War.
In this we’re going to be working very closely with our allies in the Muslim world, all of which are at risk from radical Islamic violence.
We should work together with any nation in the region that is threatened by the rise of radical Islam. But this has to be a two-way street – they must also be good to us and remember us and all we are doing for them.
The struggle against radical Islam also takes place in our homeland. There are scores of recent migrants inside our borders charged with terrorism. For every case known to the public, there are dozens more.
We must stop importing extremism through senseless immigration policies.
A pause for reassessment will help us to prevent the next San Bernardino or worse -- all you have to do is look at the World Trade Center and September 11th.
And then there’s ISIS. I have a simple message for them. Their days are numbered. I won’t tell them where and I won’t tell them how. We must as, a nation, be more unpredictable. But they’re going to be gone. And soon.
Secondly, we have to rebuild our military and our economy.
The Russians and Chinese have rapidly expanded their military capability, but look what’s happened to us!
Our nuclear weapons arsenal – our ultimate deterrent – has been allowed to atrophy and is desperately in need of modernization and renewal.
Our active duty armed forces have shrunk from 2 million in 1991 to about 1.3 million today.

The Navy has shrunk from over 500 ships to 272 ships during that time.

The Air Force is about 1/3 smaller than 1991. Pilots are flying B-52s in combat missions today which are older than most people in this room.
And what are we doing about this? President Obama has proposed a 2017 defense budget that, in real dollars, cuts nearly 25% from what we were spending in 2011.
Our military is depleted, and we’re asking our generals and military leaders to worry about global warming.
We will spend what we need to rebuild our military. It is the cheapest investment we can make. We will develop, build and purchase the best equipment known to mankind. Our military dominance must be unquestioned.
But we will look for savings and spend our money wisely. In this time of mounting debt, not one dollar can be wasted.
We are also going to have to change our trade, immigration and economic policies to make our economy strong again – and to put Americans first again. This will ensure that our own workers, right here in America, get the jobs and higher pay that will grow our tax revenue and increase our economic might as a nation.
We need to think smarter about areas where our technological superiority gives us an edge. This includes 3-D printing, artificial intelligence and cyberwarfare.
A great country also takes care of its warriors. Our commitment to them is absolute. A Trump Administration will give our service men and women the best equipment and support in the world when they serve, and the best care in the world when they return as veterans to civilian life.
Finally, we must develop a foreign policy based on American interests.

Businesses do not succeed when they lose sight of their core interests and neither do countries.
Look at what happened in the 1990s. Our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were attacked and seventeen brave sailors were killed on the USS Cole. And what did we do? It seemed we put more effort into adding China to the World Trade Organization – which has been a disaster for the United States – than into stopping Al Qaeda.
We even had an opportunity to take out Osama Bin Laden, and didn’t do it. And then, we got hit at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the worst attack on our country in its history.
Our foreign policy goals must be based on America’s core national security interests, and the following will be my priorities.
In the Middle East, our goals must be to defeat terrorists and promote regional stability, not radical change. We need to be clear-sighted about the groups that will never be anything other than enemies.
And we must only be generous to those that prove they are our friends.
We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia and China. We have serious differences with these two nations, and must regard them with open eyes. But we are not bound to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests. Russia, for instance, has also seen the horror of Islamic terrorism.
I believe an easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia – from a position of strength – is possible. Common sense says this cycle of hostility must end. Some say the Russians won’t be reasonable. I intend to find out. If we can’t make a good deal for America, then we will quickly walk from the table.
Fixing our relations with China is another important step towards a prosperous century. China respects strength, and by letting them take advantage of us economically, we have lost all of their respect. We have a massive trade deficit with China, a deficit we must find a way, quickly, to balance.
A strong and smart America is an America that will find a better friend in China. We can both benefit or we can both go our separate ways.
After I am elected President, I will also call for a summit with our NATO allies, and a separate summit with our Asian allies. In these summits, we will not only discuss a rebalancing of financial commitments, but take a fresh look at how we can adopt new strategies for tackling our common challenges.
For instance, we will discuss how we can upgrade NATO’s outdated mission and structure – grown out of the Cold War – to confront our shared challenges, including migration and Islamic terrorism.
I will not hesitate to deploy military force when there is no alternative. But if America fights, it must fight to win. I will never send our finest into battle unless necessary – and will only do so if we have a plan for victory.
Our goal is peace and prosperity, not war and destruction.
The best way to achieve those goals is through a disciplined, deliberate and consistent foreign policy.
With President Obama and Secretary Clinton we’ve had the exact opposite: a reckless, rudderless and aimless foreign policy – one that has blazed a path of destruction in its wake.
After losing thousands of lives and spending trillions of dollars, we are in far worse shape now in the Middle East than ever before.
I challenge anyone to explain the strategic foreign policy vision of Obama-Clinton – it has been a complete and total disaster.
I will also be prepared to deploy America’s economic resources. Financial leverage and sanctions can be very persuasive – but we need to use them selectively and with determination. Our power will be used if others do not play by the rules.
Our friends and enemies must know that if I draw a line in the sand, I will enforce it.
However, unlike other candidates for the presidency, war and aggression will not be my first instinct. You cannot have a foreign policy without diplomacy. A superpower understands that caution and restraint are signs of strength.
Although not in government service, I was totally against the War in Iraq, saying for many years that it would destabilize the Middle East. Sadly, I was correct, and the biggest beneficiary was Iran, who is systematically taking over Iraq and gaining access to their rich oil reserves – something it has wanted to do for decades. And now, to top it all off, we have ISIS.
My goal is to establish a foreign policy that will endure for several generations.
That is why I will also look for talented experts with new approaches, and practical ideas, rather than surrounding myself with those who have perfect resumes but very little to brag about except responsibility for a long history of failed policies and continued losses at war.
Finally, I will work with our allies to reinvigorate Western values and institutions. Instead of trying to spread “universal values” that not everyone shares, we should understand that strengthening and promoting Western civilization and its accomplishments will do more to inspire positive reforms around the world than military interventions.
These are my goals, as president.
I will seek a foreign policy that all Americans, whatever their party, can support, and which our friends and allies will respect and welcome.
The world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies, that we are always happy when old enemies become friends, and when old friends become allies.
To achieve these goals, Americans must have confidence in their country and its leadership again.
Many Americans must wonder why our politicians seem more interested in defending the borders of foreign countries than their own.
Americans must know that we are putting the American people first again. On trade, on immigration, on foreign policy – the jobs, incomes and security of the American worker will always be my first priority.
No country has ever prospered that failed to put its own interests first. Both our friends and enemies put their countries above ours and we, while being fair to them, must do the same.
We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism.
The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down, and will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.
NAFTA, as an example, has been a total disaster for the U.S. and has emptied our states of our manufacturing and our jobs. Never again. Only the reverse will happen. We will keep our jobs and bring in new ones. Their will be consequences for companies that leave the U.S. only to exploit it later.
Under a Trump Administration, no American citizen will ever again feel that their needs come second to the citizens of foreign countries.
I will view the world through the clear lens of American interests.
I will be America’s greatest defender and most loyal champion. We will not apologize for becoming successful again, but will instead embrace the unique heritage that makes us who we are.
The world is most peaceful, and most prosperous, when America is strongest.
America will continually play the role of peacemaker.
We will always help to save lives and, indeed, humanity itself. But to play that role, we must make America strong again.
We must make America respected again. And we must make America great again.
If we do that, perhaps this century can be the most peaceful and prosperous the world has ever known. Thank you.

Delegate count following the morning after the night before:

Trump 950 ,   Cruz 560,     Kasich 151

Plus,  Trump may have picked up another 94 free delegates out of Pennsylvania, folks who will be voting on the first ballot,  butting the Realtor at 1044.  1237 is the magic number for a first ballot victory. 

GOP primary vote: Early reporting . . . . . . . and the Kascih/Cruz cabal loses big time.

Update as of 4 am, 4/27: Turns out Trump lost six counties in Connecticut, but won all the counties in the remaining four states.  Still,  he took all the delegates in Connecticut.  They were hoping he would finish the night with somewhere close to 900 total delegates  . . .  he finished with 950 secure delegates and [maybe] close to another 40 free delegates.

Update as of 10:45 pt: Did you know that Trump won every county in each of the five states, tonight?  When was the last time that happened?  Answer: never.

Updated as of 6:23 pacific time.
Count update  (4 am 4/27 -  the day after the night before) 

Delaware:  Trump wins with 60.8%  of the vote after 99% precincts reporting.

Rhode Island:  63.8%  with 99% of precincts reporting.

Connecticut:    57.7%   with 58% of the precincts reporting. 

Maryland:  54.4% 

Pennsylvania:  56.7%  

Exit polling for the GOP : Big surprise if you think Trump is the least popular GOP candidate.

Negative female vote against Trump is 66%, down from 72% and moving in the right direction.

Those believing the GOP candidate can bring real change:  Trump wins this with 71%, Cruz comes in a very distant 2nd with 15% and only 14% believe Kasich can bring significant change.

Anti-Establishment feelings are high within the GOP:   60% of Republicans feel "betrayed" by politicians and "betrayed" was the word used in the exit polling.

Most important issues to Republican voters: 

Economy/jabs   39%
Government spending   24%
Terrorism      24%
Immigration  10%

Worried about the economy: 

Very worried  57%
Somewhat       37%
Not too worried    5%

Who is best equipped to deal with the economy: 

Trump     83%
Cruz        12%
Kasich       4%

Which candidate scares the Northeast Republican ? 

Cruz     58%
Kasich  51%
Trump  36%

GOP women for Trump:

Pennsylvania   55%
Connecticut    54%
Maryland         47%

NBC has Trump at 50% of registered Republicans . . . . not to mention the crossover vote and that of the Independents. (Cruz is at 26% and Kasich is still eating breakfast).

This is a big deal,  in my opinion.  Remember when "they" said that Trump could not get to 35% ?  I do.  Well,  that day and time has been blown away AND the trend lines continue to prove a Trump Movement on a national scale. 

Rudy sees the end of the Kasich/Cruz partnership. Here is the rest of the story:

Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Rudy Giuliani: Trump Is the Nominee... Cruz-Kasich Backroom Deal is Devastating (Video)  —  Rudy Giuliani joined Sean Hannity tonight to discuss the Republican primary race.  —  Rudy says it's over and Trump is the nominee. … The post Rudy Giuliani: Trump Is the Nominee … 
Editor's notes: If Trump has as good a day in the primaries, today,  as is predicted,  his "path to the nomination" will be almost irresistible. We all want this to be over   . . . . . .   no matter what, right?  
Cruz has been promising that if the contest was between him and Trump,  he would crush the Realtor. Well,  with this "partnership,"  Indiana  (next week) will be the test for this claim.  Kasich is pulling out of the Indiana primary and will no longer spend money for his campaign in that state   . . . . .    it is just between Cruz and Donald. 
Having said that,  we may be watching the tightening of the noose. 

Incredibly, Hillary goes after Trump for his wealth, his mansions and private jet. Anyone see a problem with that critism?

Know what this picture reveals?  Multimillionaire Hillary's two mansions and her private jet.  At least Donald has a real marriage.

How did that alliance between the losers Cruz and Kasich work out?

Someone put it this way:  The cheater and the eater got their asses kicked by the tweeter. 

Mark your calendar: May 17 on Fox (not Fox News): Kelly interviews Trump after a private talk with the Donald, two weeks ago. Perfect timing for Trump; a huge ratings coup for Kelly.

Megyn Kelly will interview Donald Trump as part of her prime-time special on the Fox broadcast network May 17, the network announced.
The highly anticipated one-on-one interview comes after Kelly visited Trump earlier this month to try and clear the air after months of Trump attacking Kelly after she asked a pointed question about women at the first GOP debate in August.
Extended portions of the interview will also air on Kelly's Fox News show on May 18.
"Mr. Trump and I sat down together for a meeting earlier this month at my request. He was gracious with his time and I asked him to consider an interview. I am happy to announce he has agreed, and I look forward to a fascinating exchange — our first sit-down interview together in nearly a year," Kelly said in a statement.
The special will "showcase Kelly’s renowned journalism skills in interviewing a wide variety of notable guests," Fox said in an announcement. No word yet on who else Kelly will interview for the special.
Kelly will also "explore how events unfolded with Trump after the August debate, as one of the most prominent voices covering the 2016 presidential campaign of the front-runner," the announcement says of the special. "She will also examine Trump’s successful campaign for the White House to date and his role in one of the most historic presidential runs in modern times."

Looks like Tom will miss the first four games of the 2016 season per court decision.

Obama brags about saving the world's economy and no major media outlet picked up the story. Why? Because it is beyond ridiculous.

Obama Boasts: I Saved The World Economy

President Barack Obama boasted of his legacy during a town hall in Britain, asserting that he single- handedly saved the world during his presidency.

“Saving the world economy from a Great Depression — that was pretty good,” Obama bragged when asked by a student in London what he wanted his legacy to be.

Editor's notes:  Question: if our economy is so great,  why are we bouncing along the bottom with a GDP average of 1.4%  . . . . .   slowest recovery in history?  If our economy is so great,  why does Obama's 5% unemployment have 7 million more Americans out of work than Bush's 5% unemployment rate?  If our economy is so great,  why has the poor gotten poorer and the food stamp population is at record highs?  

Mayor Big Bird de Blasio is in deep trouble.

Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
The mayor is going down!  —  Less than a week ago, Mayor de Blasio was offering aid to Ecuadorians after the earthquake there. Now a political earthquake is rocking City Hall and the mayor is the one who needs help.
The report from the state Board of Elections that accuses him and his team of “willful and flagrant” violations of campaign-finance laws immediately changes everything.
The veneer of business as usual is shredded. Never again can de Blasio wave off questions about the mushrooming investigations of his administration. As revelations pile up day after day, allies will desert him and the Putz will find himself a very lonely man.
There is no way to sugarcoat the facts: de Blasio is in trouble. Maybe very big trouble.
His City Hall is being depicted as the seat of a criminal enterprise. And so far, he offers nothing resembling a convincing ­denial.

Islam has a cure for suicide? Soooo, chopping people's heads off is somehow medicinal ?

EXCLUSIVE–Muslim Scholar: Islam the Cure For Alarming U.S. Suicide Rate

Editor's notes:  Apparently,   some Muslim radicals think chopping folks heads off before they can commit suicide is a "cure" for suicide.

Obama's global warming plan says, "To hell with the working poor. We are going to do this anyway."

The Daily Caller:
President Obama’s global warming plan would cost America’s poorest families billions annually, according to a report published Thursday by the Manhattan Institute.
The study estimates that Obama’s global warming plan would increase the costs of living for the poorest American families an additional $19 billion per year, equivalent to increasing their taxes by 166 percent. The tax increase would also raise taxes on other poor families by an extra $25 billion, equal to a 33 percent tax increase. Living costs for the richest households would only increase by 4 percent.
Obama wants to implement the Enviromental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which would effectively tax four-fifths of American carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and be similar in scope to an economy-wide carbon tax. In addition, Obama has proposed a $10.25-per-barrel oil tax.
Neither plan would have a large impact on global warming. Data modeling created by the EPA and run by the libertarian Cato Institute shows that the Clean Power Plan would only have adverted 0.019° Celsius of warming by the year 2100, an amount so small it couldn’t be detected.

You mean, its not a hate crime to target a cop ?????? !!!!!!!

KLFY:   Blue Lives Matter” it’s a saying we’ve all heard before, and if House Bill 953 passes the saying could become a law.
Louisiana is one of the first states pushing to make it a hate crime to target police officers and first responders.
If passed, House Bill 953 will increase penalties for crimes directed at law enforcement and firefighters.

And the Europeans are right about this, as well.

Why should we take advice from a president who has surrendered the world to chaos?  —  I wonder who in Downing Street briefed Barack Obama's team on the wording of his friendly warning to the British.  Somebody obviously pointed out that the population of this country retained a quaint obsession with the Second World War, and would therefore treat any reference to the glorious dead as irreproachable. So the President invoked the European graves of those American servicemen who died to protect – well, what exactly?       . . . . .    permitting Russia’s proxy, Assad, to remain in place in Syria, as American inaction does, drives every dissident in the region into the arms of anti-Western extremism, and puts American (and European) security at the mercy of a Russia-Syria alliance. Not to mention the salient fact that Assad’s genocidal tyranny fuelled the migrant rush to the European borders. Was Mr Obama aware of that great success story of EU collaboration, in which an emergency was turned into an international tragedy by bureaucratic incompetence and a complete collapse of cooperative goodwill? The abandonment of border checks inside the EU, combined with the unilateral decision by Germany to encourage mass entry, created a living hell in which organised people-trafficking on an industrial scale became a fixture of life.

Dumbest lie of his presidency: Obama calls out the "Churchill bust 'truther' " but forgot that he is in England AND they have the returned bust.

Obama still has his written Churchill bust denial at whitehouse.gov.  Incredible.  

 <<<  The bust on the bottom is the one he sent back before he moved into our White House.  The one on the top sits outside the oval office and has been there for years. 

The Obama lie: 

Fact Check: The Bust of Winston Churchill | whitehouse.gov

White House
Jul 27, 2012 - Some have claimed that President Obama removed the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office and sent it back to the British Embassy.


 The truth forced on Obama: 

White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to ...

www.telegraph.co.uk › ... › Barack Obama
The Daily Telegraph
Jul 29, 2012 - Barack Obama's White House has been forced to admit that it did return a ... I'll take lies about Churchill busts over lies about weapons of mass ...

Team Obama Lies Again – They Did Return the Churchill ...

The Truth is Obama DID Give Back the Bust of Winston Churchill.

LIE: Barack Obama got rid of a bust of Winston Churchill ...

LIE. Barack Obama got rid of a bust of Winston Churchill because he dislikes the British. TRUTH. The White House returned a bust of Churchill to the British after ...

Anyone notice the Cruz campaign's refusal to answer the question, "If Trump wins the nomination, will you support him?" Answer: "But Trump is not going to win." Seriously, that is their answer.

I listened to an interview just minutes ago,   on Fox radio, only to hear one refusal after another coming from the phonies working with the Cruz campaign. 

Will Ted vote for Trump?


But Trump isn't going to win the nomination.

But he is a terrible candidate. 

You can't win an election when you insult women,  Mexicans,  and other minorities. 

He isn't a real conservative.  

Need I go on?  All this Cruz talk of uniting, coalescing, and working to beat Hillary in the most important election "in our life-times,"  turns out it all bunk.  

Kasich is in the same boat,  trying to cruz passed the "big question,"  only he can't get anyone to vote for him.  

Obama is not as popular in Europe as our media wants us to believe. Here is a European's response to Obama's speech yesterday and his threat of a trade embargo:

It is bad form to attack a fellow columnist, so I must be kind to the President of the United States of America, who appeared in this slot yesterday. As his political career draws to a close, Barack Obama is proving that he has a great future as a journalistic commentator. I salute him: the newspaper trade needs all the talent it can get in these trying times.
Besides, it is reassuring to know that he is a friend of this country. One of his first acts as president was to remove the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office, so some of us formed the view that he thought the Anglo-American relationship was no longer all that special. Seven years later, we are being proved wrong.

It turns out Mr Obama now thinks it is so special that it authorises him to take part in our electoral process.

Oddly enough, this has never happened so publicly before. True, everyone knew that Ronald Reagan wanted Margaret Thatcher to win the general elections of 1983 and 1987, but he kept his help private and did not advise the British how to vote.

Never in our democratic history can the leader of a foreign power have climbed so clearly on to our hustings to tell all our citizens what one side – 10 Downing Street – wanted.
Mr Obama’s most famous electoral message was “Yes, we can”. His electoral message to the British people is “No, you can’t”.

If we want influence, security, free trade, democracy and the rule of law, we can get these things only by staying in the European Union, he informs us. We cannot contemplate living – as his own country so proudly does – as a wholly independent state. If we do, we “go to the back of the queue” in trade, he told the press conference last night [a veiled threat to Britain,  punishment,  if you will,  for being displeasing to Obama,  who now considers himself a world leader ~ editor].

The president has spent most of his time in office neglecting old allies and seeking new ones, being chummier with Iran than Israel and with Castro than Cameron.

He belatedly praises the network of alliances and programmes – the Marshall Plan, Bretton Woods, Nato, the United Nations Security Council – which helped create the post-war order, but what he has actually done is to tiptoe away from Nato commitments, hoping that the EU will take up the slack.
The question one needs to ask today, with some urgency, is whether that order is still working, and how, exactly, the European Union is assisting it   . . . . . . . . .   read the full UK's Telegraph story, here.


Related article:

London’s Mayor Calls White House a ‘Hypocrite’ for Pushing E.U. Membership

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: This U.S. President is the last man Britain should heed    : 

The tone was patronising, the language menacing – and the message not only hypocritical but, frankly, insulting.
Certainly, Barack Obama has every right to say he thinks it’s in America’s best interests for Britain to remain in the EU, if that is what he believes.
But he has no business to come here and preach that submission to Brussels is good for the people of the UK.

I am thinking maybe, just maybe, Rubio will be Trump's VP.

Senator Marco Rubio said he would support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump if he secures the party’s nomination.

“I’ve always said I’m going to support the Republican nominee,” former candidate Rubio said, speaking on WIOD radio’s Jimmy Cefalo show. “And that’s especially true now that it is apparent that Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democratic candidate.”

Trump’s victory in New York earlier this week seemed to send a clear message from Republican voters about their nominee choice. The GOP front-runner now has more delegates than rivals Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich combined.

“My differences with Donald Trump are well-documented,” Rubio said. “I’m not saying he’s going to be the nominee, we don’t know that yet – he’s certainly the leader in the delegate count.”
It seems Rubio may be changing his tune on Trump as he sees the upcoming battle against Democratic front-runner Clinton. “Hillary Clinton would be a disaster for America,” he said.

Obama in his infantile sense of diplomacy, just threatened the Brits if they pull out of the EU.

In essence, Barack told the Brits,  "We intend to make our trade agreement with the EU block of nations,  not with England alone."   

Finally, someone in who leadership understands the danger of the #nevertrump movement. There are other probs, but this one is as bad as any and easier to resolve than most..

Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Priebus slams ‘Never Trump’ movement, calls for GOP unity  —  Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on Friday called for Republicans to unite ahead of the general election, striking back against the “Never Trump” movement.  —  “It is essential to victory in November …

There is no defending the Democrat Party and its members for criminalizing the faith speech of others, yet, this is where the Democrat Party has gone. You are no longer free to speak your mind in church.

In a surprise decision, the CIA has made a decision to benefit those killed in Benghazi.

Editor's notes:  Obama is doing what he can to smooth the transition into power for Hillary,  increasing his military effort versus ISIS and giving extended benefits (as in "cash settlements") to the surviving families of those murdered in Benghazi back in 2012.  Apparently, the family of Glen Doherty will be the first to receive these extended/sizable benefits.  Never ever forget that the Benghazi Seals (Woods and Doherty) were killed 5 to 7 hours after their Commander had written them off and gone to bed.  There is no single event that speaks to the lack of character and conscience on the part of both Hillary and (especially Barack) than this incidence.  Our national leadership functions above the law,  but the reality of Benghazi remains the same    . . . . . .    the filth of political compromise traded for the sake of a coming election and the political well being of our political class.
Daily Mail:
The CIA is expanding survivor benefits for agency employees and contractors killed in the line of duty overseas in acts of terrorism.
The change is retroactive to 1983 and was applauded Wednesday by Barbara Doherty, the mother of Glen Doherty, a CIA operative killed in the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Libya.
The CIA has agreed to pay a death benefit even though the family was not entitled under a standard federal insurance policy Glen Doherty held that pays a survivor benefit only to spouses and dependents  . . . . . .  

The CIA said in a statement that the expanded benefit reflects a statutory change enacted last December and applies to survivors of all federal employees, including contractors, killed overseas in the line of duty and as a result of terrorism. 
It is retroactive to April 18, 1983, the date a suicide attacker crashed a truck into the front of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people, including 17 Americans, some of whom were CIA officers. 
Tyrone Woods, a fellow CIA contractor and former SEAL who was killed alongside Doherty in Benghazi, had a wife and child. 

TRUMP UP BIG in California: Trump 41, Cruz 23, Kasich 21

Today we learn that ISIS has murdered 250 women and girls for their refusal to be sex slaves to their perverted handlers.

Thanks,  Obama,  for allowing this group of perverts to metastasize into something that will takes years to eradicate.   

Grown men dressed in drag should be allowed in the same restrooms with 6 year old girls . . . . . is this what the Democrats stand for, now?

Editor's notes:  Look,  if a tranny woman  (an xy male with a dress)  wants to attend a woman's restroom,  shouldn't there be consideration given to the younger "yy" girls in that restroom?  I mean,  there needs to be some sort of structural provision,  in these restrooms,  that keeps pre-op adults separate from the our little girls,  no?  Or is it that you Dems do not see the problem?   

Guaranteed,  the first multi-million dollar lawsuit will force this issue. 

Trump breaks with hard Right doctrine and allows for transgeneder use of bathrooms.

Donald Trump is a progressive on transgender issues ... saying the trans community is welcome to use any bathroom in his slew of buildings.
Donald was on "Today" when Matt posed the question ... if Caitlyn walked into the Trump Tower, what bathroom could she use?
Trump not only opened the bathroom door, he went the extra mile, saying it would be discriminatory to create a bathroom specifically for the trans community. 
Editor's notes:   Christians need to admit that the United States is a secular nation with Judaeo/Christian values, not the other way around.  Trump,  in my opinion,  is correct in his decision not to fight over the transgenders' use of public restrooms.  
And why would a man want a tranny woman in a man's bathroom,  anyway?  Speaking for myself,  I just do not want to attend a "stand up" next to a man wearing a dress.  So lets not fight over this,  and, how often is this going to happen, anyway?

Will Harriet Tudman "replace" Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill; on all 20's; only on the front with Jackson on the back and only on certain series of the bill?

Here is how the USA Today words its news release.  Be careful to read between the lines and note what is not said,  and,  before you start ragging on Jackson for being a "slave trader,"  keep in mind that he was a Democrat  ~  editor. 

Update:  This conservative blog sees no problem with the decision to put Harriet Tudman on the 20 dollar bill.  Political correctness?  Of course  . . . . . . .   so what is wrong with being correct,  once in a while?

USA TODAY:    Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's image will appear on a new series of $20 bills, becoming the first African-American to appear on U.S. paper currency and the first woman in more than a century, the Treasury Department announced Wednesday.
In replacing replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill, the Treasury Department abandoned a previous plan to have a woman replace founding father Alexander Hamilton on the $10  . . . . . . .  
The $5, $10 and $20 bills will all be redesigned over the next four years, but will be put into production at various times over the next decade.
The long-awaited currency redesign will have a cascading effect on bills of all denominations over the next decades, as new security features are introduced to make the bills harder to counterfeit. New bills will also have tactile features to make them easier for blind citizens to distinguish.
And, Lew said, the redesign will affect the fronts and backs of each denomination. "We want people to pay attention to the whole bill," he said. Among the changes announced:
► President Lincoln will remain on the front of the $5 bill, but the image of the Lincoln Memorial on the back will be redesigned to depict historic events that happened there: Opera singer Marian Anderson's 1939 concert and Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech.
► The back of the $10 bill will tell the story of the women's suffrage movement, which culminated in the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote in 1920. Among the women to be honored on the back of that bill: Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul.
► To make room for Tubman on the front of the $20 bill, Jackson will be moved to the back where he'll be incorporated into the existing image of the White House. Lew said that image could depict the statue of Jackson riding horseback in Lafayette Square across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.
Jackson, a democratic populist who opposed the national banking system, has seen his stock fall in recent years because he owned slaves and persecuted native Americans.

We have killed 60 million unborn, much of it for money . . . . . and these clowns hate capitalism.


In the Market for Fetal Body Parts, a Baby’s Brain Sells for $3,340

Republicans on the special House panel investigating the transfer of fetal tissue from aborted babies will present evidence in a hearing today that breaks down… Read More

Cruz is asked a simple question: How do you deal with the discrepancy between the voting public and a delegate selection process that does not mirror the expressed will of the people.

Tired of having your vote ignored by the Establishment?  Millions are,  but do not include Ted Cruz in that population.  

So the Supremes do an "end around" the US Congress and your President Obama.

Julian Hattem / The Hill: Supreme Court rules US terror victims can collect $2B from Iran  

Retirees, you paid through the nose as small business owners. Now, you have a permanent nose bleed.

United Healthcare must quit ObamaCare and Medicare's Supplemental coverage.  Retirees,  you paid through the nose as small business owners and hard working tax payers.  Now,  you have a permanent nose bleed.  Thanks Obama for your genius and all you Marxist clowns for voting for this know-nothing, get rich quick, politician.   

[United Healthcare]  said that the cost of offering coverage was too high, as those who gained insurance through the exchange were less healthy and thus the company paid out more claims.
"So as we look at it, the early indications on the health status of the members appears to be a little bit worse," said UnitedHealthcare CFO Daniel Schumacher.
In total, the company expects to lose $650 million on people covered through the exchanges in 2016 after losing $475 million in 2015, according to Schumacher.
The company has also noted that younger people, who are healthier and on net pay into the system to help cover older, less healthy members are not signing up through the exchanges. This is hurting revenue and making it less attractive to the healthcare companies.
According to Hemsley, the company covers 795,000 people through the exchanges as of the end of the March 2016 and at the end if the year he expects to cover 650,000.


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