About that Trump fascism claim

We’ve all heard it. People waving Mexican flags and stomping on US flags are claiming it. Black Lives Matter supporters starting fights at Trump rallies are claiming it. A political action group even “studied” it in detail:

They all cite this like it’s in a vacuum that hasn’t existed since, drum roll please, Hitler. However, we really don’t have to go back that far to find the last time a sitting US President called for a ban on immigrants from the Middle East:

That’s right, the peanut farmer banned all immigrants from Iran based on the actions of terrorists. Every single one of them would have been Muslims.

In all the interviews of 1980-1981, Hillary Rodham never called Jimmy Carter a fascist.

Michael Reagan doesn’t think Trump can win California

The question I have, which I don’t think he addressed, is what Republican this year COULD win California?

I don’t think it’s possible any of them could have. California keeps lurching more and more to the left all the time. They still consider Nancy Pelosi and other socialists acceptable. No individual rights eschewing Republican will win California in the rest of my lifetime.

No news here. Move on.

Kasich and Cruz join forces against Trump

The presidential campaigns of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced late Sunday that they were coordinating their efforts in three upcoming primary states in an extraordinary attempt to prevent Republican front-runner Donald Trump from clinching the GOP nomination before this summer’s convention.

Although it seems logical on paper, the big problem is this looks and sounds exactly like the conspiracy theory Trump supporters have been talking about for a year:  Kasich and Cruz will do whatever it takes to force a contested convention at which point the nomination will be handed to the candidate of the party’s choice.  The problem here is that is exactly what Kasich and Cruz are doing to keep any chance they have alive.

Kasich has nothing to lose.  He’s a lousy candidate.  He’s not exciting enough to get people to vote for him.  He realistically hasn’t won a single primary outside of his home state.  He really has no point of even being in the race at this point.  Seriously, he doesn’t.  This is his swan song.  This is the race he’ll be remembered for.  He won’t be a serious candidate for President in the future.  Especially by playing games.

Ted Cruz should have been smarter than to release this information to the general public.  After Colorado and Wyoming, where all of the delegates went to Cruz even though neither had a primary, it is apparent that Cruz is willing to rely on tricks of hand if popular votes won’t do it.  The majority won’t forget that.  After this race, my guess is, Ted Cruz is toast on the national level.  He’s not going to win this primary by any means, and people won’t forget how he tried to deny the popular vote and rely on establishment practices after running anti-establishment for a year.  He has already become what he has campaigned against.

The candidates colluding is not surprising.  It’s the only realistic chance they have left.  All they can do at this point is prevent Trump from getting 1,237 before the convention.  Being so open about it is stupid against a populist candidate like Trump.  How long do you think it took for Trump to turn it against them?

Almost as fast as it took to broadcast the headline.