What’s at stake in Indiana tomorrow?

May 02, 2016 By: Primo Encarnación

Absolutely nothing! On both the Democratic and the Republican sides, Indiana is the largest delegate haul between Pennsylvania last week and Jersey/California on June 7.  If either race were still a race, that would be kind of a big deal.  But on the Democratic side, Hillary has already pivoted to the general election, beginning with her victory speech last week.  On the Republican side, the Manafort coup was successful in that Trump has stopped hemorrhaging delegates to Cruz that he already thought he won, while the latest episode of John and Ted’s Excellent StopTrump Adventure didn’t even survive its first day, because everybody wants to stop Trump, but not as much as Everybody Hates Cruz, and Kasich is delusional.

Polls indicate that Bernie is close to Hillary in Indiana, but generally outside the margin of error. As we discussed last week, after Acela Tuesday, and after extrapolating the (still!) outstanding WA results, Hillary is indeed leading by about 300 pledged delegates.  Including super delegates, that lead expands to near 800, and Hillary is now within 200 delegates of the nomination.  She could lose each and every the remaining contest by 30 points, and still win the pledged delegate race.

Donald Trump could still, theoretically, be denied the nomination, but not before the convention. As he is the only candidate NOT mathematically eliminated, and leading in all the polls, I’m declaring this one “game over,” as well, until Cleveland.   Remembering that Everybody Hates Cruz, it’s doubtful that the GOP would like to further destroy their party by dumping the guy with the most voters and the most delegates in favor of ANYONE, but especially for God’s Cubanadian. Still, Cleveland will be must-see TV for politi-junkies like us; has major party convention ever needed a 7-second, bleep-able delay before?

Y’all are in trouble now!

May 02, 2016 By: Primo Encarnación

It has come to my attention that  just because Miz Juanita Jean is off calypsoing on a cruise, just because Chipster’s got the bar, everyone thinks it’s party time!

Well… yeah!

But just in case you think you can get away with anything, you should know that free speech is now stifled, dissent is now outlawed, and everyone must speak nicely about me, because Donald Trump has show us the way.

His newest hired gun, Paul Manafort, was ostensibly brought in to herd delegates.  But Manafort is an old-school turd-polisher, who has spent most of his professional life putting lipstick on pigs, dictators and the occasional Republican.  He was brought into Trump’s orbit originally by Roy Cohn, whom we’ve previously established was the Sith mentor to the young, emo, Donnykin Drumpfalker  (and was born to be played by James Woods.)

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No Quarter Asked…None Given!

Manafort outmaneuvered the hapless hellion Cory Lewandowski (whose specialty is sucker-punching protesters, girl reporters and the GOP electorate) and is now the Karl Rove of the Drumpf Putsch.

Much like I have muscled my way into control of this here party boat.  But just in case you think this a just another booze cruise and you can just trash the place…  say hello to my little friend!—>

The beatings will continue until America is Great Again!

 

Here’s The Deal

May 01, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

In just a little while, I will be getting on a big boat that will take me to a beach somewhere. I will not even be thinking about you.

I will be gone a week.  Generally, you guys are unaware when I travel because there’s wifi everywhere.  Except on big boats.  I won’t have email because I do not want to be pestered.  My travel mates and I made a deal – no damn email or phone calls.  I might – maybe – have wifi on a shore excursion.  Other than that, all we have is Facebook only because we want show off.  So, don’t send me email for a whole damn week.

So, DaChipster is taking over for this week.  Enjoy!

Meanwhile, consider this a Talk Amongst Yourselves thread.

 

Friday Toons

April 29, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

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Now Here’s An Idea I Can Get Behind

April 28, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

I want you to see this clip from Fox News.  I can really get behind the blonde (the one of the right – everybody is blonde on Fox) who suggests that they just pray this year and leave it up to God to pick the right candidate.  Her name is Ainsley Earhardt.

Yeah, that’s what they need to do.  That’s a real good idea.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

Well, I Don’t Think That Highly of Him

April 28, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself

John Boehner thinks far more highly of Ted Cruz than I do.

Former House Speaker John A. Boehner described Senator Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh” during a forum at Stanford University on Wednesday and said that he would not vote for the Texas Republican if he is the party’s presidential nominee.

That didn’t seem to cover all the points, so he added …

“I have Democrat friends and Republican friends,” Mr. Boehner told David Kennedy, an emeritus history professor, at the event. “I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

John likes him better than I do.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.