Economist Who Called 2008 Crash Explains Real Reason for Trump’s Popularity

Economist Nassim Taleb is a prickly, arrogant guy who doesn’t care what intellectuals, academics, and other establishment elitists think about him. He has a PhD, but hates academics and their worship of theories and models.

Taleb also enjoys poking holes in the storylines of the propaganda-spewing, liberal Lamestream Media. He was deadly accurate in predicting the financial Crash of 2008 with his book Black Swan, written in 2006. Taleb realizes that the world doesn’t work in theories and models like the pointy-headed professors would like to believe.

He knows the world is propelled by black swans (unexpected events), not a normal distribution of the world. He was right in 2006 and he’s right now. His latest blast at the media and political establishment has made the rounds in alternative media – but not the Lamestream variety – as it goes against their well-scripted propaganda.

Here’s Taleb’s Facebook post which is the best explanation for the popularity of Donald Trump:

“The *establishment* composed of journos, BS-Vending talking heads with well-formulated verbs, bureaucrato-cronies, lobbyists-in-training, New Yorker-reading semi-intellectuals, image-conscious empty suits, Washington rent-seekers and other “well thinking” members of the vocal elites are not getting the point about what is happening and the sterility of their arguments. People are not voting for Trump (or Sanders). People are just voting, finally, to destroy the establishment.”

Dr. Taleb has summed up American voters’ anger and sentiment best in just one paragraph. People are totally fed up with the arrogance of these elites and concerned about the direction the United States is going in.

We would also include in the “establishment” media personalities and talk show hosts like Glenn Beck, pundits like neo-conservative William Kristol of the Weekly Standard and the self-righteous Rich Lowry at National Review.

They all realize that a Trump nomination this summer and a victory in November would significantly lessen their power, influence and possibly their income.

Do you agree with Dr. Taleb’s assessment of why conservative and Republican voters are supporting Donald Trump?

Give us your take in the comments section below.

233 COMMENTS

  1. As a doctor myself, I agree wholeheartedly with Dr. Taleb. I spend most of my conversational time with people I don’t know—the man or woman “on-the-street” as opposed to brothers-in-law and such, or professional politicos—and people are well aware of the corruption endemic to D.C., the District of Corruption, and wish to do something about it. About all they can do these days is vote. Most of them aren’t yet aware of a proposed Article V Convention of states, some few more speak well of Secession, but nearly all of them are angry at Washington, D.C., both political parties, and the corruption endemic in the three branches of government.

    • I totally agree but would like to add that “we the people” are finally being heard. All we could do before to show our unhappiness with D.C. was talk among ourselves. Donald Trump has become our voice – and addressing the “REAL” issues we are faced with today.

      • Trump is a loud mouthed over bearing “CHUMP. A vote for him is a vote to end America. And I kind of like it here. All you people think trump is going to do some thing good for you & I’m telling you that Trump could care less about you your family or anyone else’s. Trump will see that his company gets all the Gov. jobs. Making his bank account even bigger than it already is.

        • This no-longer-CA-democrat educator says, “Quit embarrassing yourself!” California’s government is a cabal of thieves & plunderers who’ve utterly destroyed our once-great economy, with more homelessness in evidence even as Obama’s, Jerry Brown’s, and RINO’s bed-partnered-MSM tells us the “the recession is over!”, when anyone with the IQ of a German Shepard can see that it is NOT over, but ever more wealth is increasingly falling to Obama’s Google/Apple/Silicon Valley/Mark Zuckerberg FB/job-exporting, non-taxpaying, Obama Donating General Electric/Macy’s/Target, et al, et al, et al!!!! We need someone who will arrest literally hundreds of corrupt DC “players”, and power-grabbing bureaucrats, and maybe thousands of these insider “Detroit-style” plunderers of The American Worker, & The American People!!!!

        • My maternal and paternal ancestors came to the U.S. in the early 1600s. My great great great grandfather was born in VA – traveled to TN as a young boy with his family and then traveled into a wilderness with his wife and children to settle the land – where it is documented that they were one of the founding families of Illinois. My mother’s family traveled to their homestead, King Mountain in KY, where many still live today . My families gave start to this country that you kind of like – the country that I LOVE rather than “kind” of like!

          Trump is in the construction business so be specific – tell me exactly what government jobs will he see that his company gets?

          You said that Trump does not care about me or my family or anyone else’s – in essence you are saying he is like every other politician.

          I have researched Trump and I believe he is as upset as the rest of us as to where the professional politicians have gotten us. Everything you say about him is purely hypothetical – what YOU THINK. All the professional politicians have had their chance and ‘shown’ us what they can do. I will gladly give someone the opportunity to get us out of the mess that the professional smooth talking politicians have gotten us into. As I said in my earlier post – he is saying exactly what I have been saying for the last several years.

          You sound jealous of his wealth. If you truly love the U.S., do your research instead of just making unfounded accusations against one man who is willing to take on a huge mess for love of country. A man who is breaking the silence and making our voices heard!

          • DLynn…. Really excellent points! I agree with Taleb’s assessment! Much of what passes for expertise in this country is manipulative mind set! That is the basis for propaganda! There is so much wrong in America today it is amazing! But academia is leading this blind charge into supporting a multi year criminal…..Hillary Clinton! Their is so much self serving retoric flying around…..it is amazing!

          • Are you aware of the close ties between Trump and Bill & Hill? I assume that you are, as you make reference to research and facts. Why do those ties not concern you?

          • I am totally aware that as a successful businessman he was in contact with many politicians – both Dem and Rep. He hosted a fundraiser with Steve Forbes for Jeb Bush when he was running for Governor of FL. The fundraiser took in $1 million for Jeb. Trump also donated $50,000 to the Rep Party to aid in Bush’s election. Romney in the 2012 run had nothing but praise for Trump when he endorsed Romney. Both Bush and Romney are turncoats – took his money and backing to get elected but stabbed him in the back when it came down to Jeb or Trump winning the nomination, they both chose the Republican Establishment and trash talked Trump.

            One huge lie that Jeb told in the very beginning during a debate. Jeb said that Trump tried to bribe him into allowing gambling in the state of FL ($1 million from the fund raiser). What in the world was Jeb talking about – or lying about. WE HAVE GAMBLING IN THE STATE OF FL. I am a Floridian and know all too well the circumstances surrounding this. The Seminole Indian Tribe now have two very large beautiful casinos in FL and there are ships at shore’s edge with other casinos. Trump was in talks briefly with Chief Jim Billie to build a casino but they found that IF Trump joined in on their venture to build the casinos, the Seminole Tribe would lose their tax free status. The Seminole Indians have an agreement with our government that they do not pay a dime in taxes on proceeds from their gambling establishments. One casino is toward the East Coast and one is middle West Coast.

          • The connection you refer to has a reverse gear, not only a forward drive. It works both ways. And it concerns me.

          • ALL I CAN SAY IS MITT IS AN INGRATE. TRUMP HELPED HIM AND ENDORSED MITT IN 2012. UNFORTUNATELY. THE MITT/RYAN TICKET LOST.

            NOW THESE TWO, MITT AND RYAN OUGHT TO ENDORSE TRUMP, AS A RETURN OF FAVOR. NOOO .WHAT THEY DID IS BASH HIM AND PUT HIM DOWN. But you know what, the poll numbers in favor of Trump is still going up, inspite of the GOP bashing.. We will instead praise TRUMP and vote TRUMP and elect him president in Nov 2016 and swear him in in Jan 20,2017.

          • Tomahawk, those ties have NOT existed for years now! I think Trump is tired of seeing what is happening and he knows exactly how to keep Hilary Out of the White House!
            We need someone who will stand for us! He s already bringing Ford production back to the USA! Now f he can bring mfg back from China and Nabisco, Hershey and Kellog back from Mexixo, workers will have jobs again!!

          • I hope you’re right, ma’am. But I’m not quite convinced, yet. I’ll vote for him if he gets the nomination, though. We have to win this next election.

          • I totally agree with you as to the importance of this next election. I can honestly understand some hesitation from some but the one thing we do know – Cruz is Establishment in disguise when you follow the path backwards. Kasich is definitely Establishment.

            As for this election period, I no longer trust anyone associated with the Rep Establishment. Last week Judge Jeanine Pirro opened her program by saying that after careful consideration there is only one explanation for what we are seeing with everything going on. The Rep Establishment is in bed with the DNC. They like their cushiony jobs and the lobbyists like their pay and apartments. They do not want anything to change and with Hillary all will remain the exact same. Trump will shake things up and many will lose their plum jobs. This is coming from a woman who has known Trump personally for 30 years.

            Last night, Ben Carson said that it appears that the Establishment wants Clinton to win and why shouldn’t they – Clinton is Establishment and can be controlled. Trump is not and therefore, cannot be controlled. He said the Rep Establishment, even though they deny it exists, would rather see Hillary in office than Trump. Hannity and GERALDO agreed with him. He was saying much what Judge Jeanine said – Trump is the only one who will shake it up in D.C. and send a lot of them packing.

          • I think Ben might be right. I was a Carson supporter, and I still like him. I have turned my back on the RNC. They’re no different than the Dark side anymore. But I don’t like Trumps’ egotistical style. The arrogance. And I think it would better serve him to ratchet down the attack mode a bit. BUT the fact that the “non existent” establishment has gone to extremes to place hurdles before this man has only opened my eyes even further. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. I hope.

        • Gee buy into the 50 million in negative ads spent per week attacking Trump much?
          Do you have any thoughts of your own on the election? Doesnt it bother you that the washington establishment is spending so much money on attacking someone who wont accept money from lobbyists or special interests? They are afraid they will lose power and influence in Washington politics, the lobbyists will become obsolete, stop buying what they are selling. trump isnt bought and paid for like the rest of the candidates. You want things the way they are? then vote for kasich or hillary.

          • And I think you are both idiots. We know what Hillary and Bernie would do which would end America. Trump isn’t my favorite, but he’s less dangerous than the Democrats.

      • we need to keep spreading the word about Cruz being a fraud. His support of the H1B visa program, and his 2 amendments to the gang of eight. Cruz is a member of the Washington establishment. Because he is a puppet for the high tech lobby. Cruz people dont believe it, we need to get the truth out there. TRUMP 2016

    • tex, you are so right .Good people are scared to death because we have NO WHERE to turn to save our nation and our freedom. The stinking elitist establishment are no more than self-serving, self centered soul-less beings who have lost their humanity. I’m afraid this country is doomed to wallow in third world existence while the elite dance the Tango and dine on our very souls.

  2. The political elites in this country have been flooding in Muslims since Bill and Hillary Clinton occupied the White House! It’s time the pro-Muslim traitors lose power and Americans take our country back from those who, according to co-author John Nichols, are trying to create a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy! Americans need to bombard Trump with Tweets, demanding that immigration levels be reduced to no more than 250,000 per year, and that all Muslim immigration be permanently HALTED!

    • If you remember, Clinton was the initiator of the trade alliance with China too. Those two have done more harm to this country than the Japs did at Pearl Harbor. .

      • Clinton played a pivotal role, but Henry Kissinger during the Nixon Administration got the ball rolling to turn America into a Jobless Economy. Under Clinton, GWBush and Barack Obama, our nation has gradually been turned into a Citizenless Democracy. Once the Baby Boomers die off, this nation will be a Third World Hellhole occupied by a majority of brainwashed, stupid Millennials and foreign-born peasants! No Constitutional Republic can survive under those conditions! That will open the door to One World Government and Corporatist Tyranny!

        • Once the Baby Boomers die off US will go under either Russian or Chinese rule. Most likely Chinese cause the Chinese will trade land collateral for the monies owed them and the lazy Millennials and foreign-borns will hand it over to them.

          • China already OWNS half of the United States – maybe I should the USSA – United Socialist States of Amerika, for that’s what it has become.

          • So you are arguing that we should raise taxes to pay more of the National debt each year, right PAL?

      • It was Richard M. Nixon who went to China; not Bill Clinton. If you are going to give false testimony, at least make it something that nobody knows about.

        • oh, my mistake. I was in Vietnam during Nixon’s years.. I do remember that he was the one to bring us home. You remember that far back.. damn, and I thought I was old..

          • You have no idea how many college professors of Political Science tell their students that the SDS and the Weather Underground ended the Viet Nam War.

            You are correct. Richard M. Nixon ended the Viet Nam War. I was the last person drafted in my ENTIRE county in California. I was just getting out of Basic when Nixon ended the war. I have a Viet Nam ERA award for a war I never even went to. It ended before I was ready to fight.

    • Trump is more aware of what is going on than most. He has already called for a halt to bringing in refugees (all are Muslims) until we have the ability to know for sure that they are who they say they are and come from where they claim to be from. No reason to bombard him with tweets – he is fighting to become the nominee and taking a LOT of heat over his calling for a halt to bringing in more who may very well include terrorists in disguise.

  3. People are not paying attention to this stuff,they are deciding who will be the president beforehand which has made the primaries irrelevant and your votes as no votes and they are doing it before your eye’s.

  4. The Democrat and Republican parties have conspired to maintain their power at all costs. The citizens of this nation long ago stopped being relevant. At present these two political parties are solely responsible for massive debt, absurd budget deficits, irrational immigration policies, nonsensical foreign policy, the destruction of our very social fabric, refusal to support the Rule of Law and our Constitution and possibly worse of all, providing aid and comfort to the enemy. Islamist’s routinely visit the White House, our President ignores the truth about our enemies and instead spends his time lying about them and betraying our allies. American citizens are intentionally being replaced by third world unskilled, uneducated lemmings who will vote however they are told to vote. They know nothing of American history or culture and have no intention of assimilating. The Democrats have put forward a woman who cannot identify a single accomplishment making her suitable for any position of public trust and in fact everything known about this woman that is a proven fact is that she is wholly incompetent and corrupt. Their other candidate is an ancient Communist whose belief system has failed every time it has been tried much to the detriment of the poor people it destroys. On the Republican side people are so thoroughly disgusted they will support anyone who isn’t part of the GOP. establishment. Enter Trump and Cruz who are busying themselves destroying each other rather than teaming up to eliminate once and for all the stain that is the Clinton Criminal Enterprise. I’m sick to death of watching my beloved America waste away and I’m sick to death of listening to people claim the enemy of the free world is actually a religion of peach. I’m sick of all of it. Look what is happening in our educational system. Our universities are proving nothing but belief systems tied to lies. It’s all turned to crap. The average American college grad needs to know only one thing and that’s when they answer the phone just say, Enterprise Rent A Car and We Will Pick You Up. That’s all your degrees are worth nowadays.

    • Mr. Hayes! Where have you been? This is perhaps one of the best and concise explanation of how and why our country, its political structure and its citizenry are in such dire circumstances. Down to your very last summation, you were right on the money. For those who are still wondering about our nations and its social ma-laze, your commentary is the medicine they sorely need to hear. Many thanks!

      • Thanks Dan. Make certain you and everyone you know votes in this next election. If you disagree with what has happened to our nation then vote for anyone but Hillary Clinton.

        • I keep repeating in my posts that whoever the Rep nominee turns out to be, we need to support them even if he isn’t our choice. It greatly concerns me that many of Trump supporters (which I am one) are stating they are either going to stay home rather than vote for Trump. On the flip side, Cruz supporters are saying that if Trump is the nominee they are going to write in Cruz’s name or stay home. I can think of no better way to hand the election to Hillary. I ask – do you love your country more than your feelings for or against Trump.

    • What kinds of alternative education would you recommend other than Universities where professionals get degrees in medicine, law, all health sciences, architecture, engineering, business and of course journalism?

      Do yo have a NAZI School of the Fourth Reich set up yet pal?

      • Yes it is set up and it’s called the Washington DC Progressive School of Socialism/Communism aka our present government. Our universities are mired in PC nonsense and the results are there for anyone to see. The degrees you list are only of value after completing post grad school. It’s the undergrad nonsense that’s the problem. I hold degrees in political science, philosophy, business management and law. The basis of all my education was a sound understanding of American and world history which is now sadly almost non-existent in today’s so called academic world. I know countless young people with BA’s that can’t find decent jobs because they don’t know anything. So Ordinary Neutron Alley make certain to get out and vote for the next Obama, that would be Hillary Clinton.

        • Well PB boy, let me relate what I did to make it through 6 years of college. My first two years were at a local private college and then I transferred to Univ of Minnesota for Pharmacy School in 1974.

          I worked every summer FULL TIME, in a Union scale pay job in a printing press factory. That work each summer paid for ALL of my education from 1973 going forward. I never had a college loan to pay when I graduated.

          Tell me pal, what student in college today could do that?

          Unions are spat upon now, for no good reason.

          I learned what REAL manual labor and HARD work was about each summer for three months. That was a big motivation for me to keep going to get my B.S. in Pharmacy. pal. Tell me what I did wrong FOOL.

          TEA Party seems to have a GREAT big problem of complaining about everything when you have NO solutions to real problems pal.

          Education is what you get from it. If you’re complaining, then fix the problem. I never had “liberal socialist” professors in six years.

          I don’t know where you went to school , but if it wasn’t what you wanted, change the channel pal. Move to where you think it’s a good fit.

          Complaints are for losers and you seem to be a BIG TIME loser, Moron…..

          • Do you not know how to read? Like you I never borrowed a penny to obtain my education. I even covered my own tuition to Catholic High School. I held a full time job from 15 until the present and I’m in my 60’s. I’ve taught law at 5 schools and continue to mentor college age adults. I was a member of two unions when I was young and I’m also a vet of the Vietnam War. On 9/11 I was already on the Russian border working major criminal cases and was then sent to the ME to fight Islamic terror. So I’m a fool because I know how poor our educational system has become. Sounds like you worked hard for your education and you did nothing wrong. I don’t understand why you disagree with my statements. Walk on most any college campus today and check out required courses for undergrads. When I was a kid we referred to such courses as underwater basket weaving. Many so called professors are products of the 60’s who identified with socialism/communism and their teaching practices mirror their beliefs. America is in decline across the board and I’m the fool for pointing one of the main reasons. I don’t care about what you write or think and guess what, no one is government cares what either of us thinks.

          • Maybe since I was almost exclusively taking science courses, the factual nature of those disciplines removes the opportunity for “politicization” in higher education.

            As I said, education is what you get from it.There’s a whole world to discover in reading anything one cares to learn about.

          • What PBHayes references are the growing number of professors found in colleges TODAY rather than when we attended school. I was a teacher who returned to college in my late forties for my Masters. I saw a huge difference in both the professors and the students of today compared to when I first attended in the sixties and seventies. How do we stop it? By removing the Government and all of the political correctness that our gov is placing on universities would be a good place to begin. This did not occur overnight and it will not be repaired overnight.
            What stands out more in your first post is your total disrespect of PBHayes because you disagree with him. I believe we can say with certainty that he is not your pal and to continue to call him that shows an attempt to discredit what he wrote. Your disrespect oversees any credibility that you might gather by your opinions.

          • Di you go to a University of some type I’m curious to know? Large state Universities have the best education by & large.

            If you are a millionaire, then you can get educated in the Ivy League if you’re smart enough.

            I don’t believe in Phoenix online education or Trump University honey. Those are SCAM operators of education Ponzi schemes. Trump is a fool & so are you if you agree with any of his blather .

          • I went to a very large university to earn my Bachelors and Masters Degrees! As an educator, I would never recommend anyone take courses with any online university.
            I am not a fool and neither is anyone who believes in Trump. You have every right to support which ever candidate you choose – that is what our country is all about (freedom) but to call other people names because they hold different political views says a lot more about you than those who support Trump or any candidate of their choice. You may have a higher education but you must have skipped any class that taught respect for others. You generally don’t find your kind of rhetoric in people with higher educations. I believe my husband (a 31 educator) would agree that I am not your honey.

          • Consider me a fact based educator of TEA Party.

            Since I studied mainly science, I didn’t ever notice any politiking by my college professors.

            Humanities are just that, for humane people, right?

          • The difference we are seeing in ‘some’ college professors has nothing to do with politics but rather the different views on issues. One of the greatest injustices to the American people is that an entire party advocates for all Americans while the other doesn’t care whether we live or die. That is totally false! We are individuals with individual beliefs and concerns. To say that ALL Dem believe one way, that ALL Rep believe another way, and that Tea Partiers hold a third view – it is just not true!

            One example of our differences – Sanders is advocating for free college for everyone. As some have shared here – we worked our way through college and appreciated the opportunity to earn that degree. Too many of today’s students are there to celebrate their first time away from parental restraints. Credit card companies are on campuses handing out credit cards to kids who often use them to daily eat out. By the time they graduate, they are deeply in debt with more interest added daily. They take out school loans which they often wind up using to pay for an apartment off campus when they could live on campus for much less. I counseled so many young people asking myself “Where are your parents? Why aren’t they telling you this is disastrous?” We have financial aide that pays for the books and classes of those who are from low income families. I know many disagree and believe all should be offered free college – but that free education does not equate to jobs later on. Many necessary jobs do not require a college degree. Teachers are now being told to teach to a test that grades the schools rather than the student which does little to prepare them for life.

            Make no mistake, my husband and I both care deeply for people. We not only talk the talk but we walk the walk. We have been on many mission trips inside and outside the U.S. We have worked diligently to provide for 120 orphans found living on a river bank in Haiti. The orphanages are full so these children live close to a garbage dump to provide food. A group goes in on Sat morning to feed them the only real meal the will have all week. I met a young boy in Jamaica whose feet were so calloused you knew he had not had shoes on for a very long time – if ever. We held fundraisers for two years to gather the funds to bring a young girl from St. Lucia West Indies who was going blind due to Keratoconus for sight saving surgery. She was prohibited from taking a test to continue on in school because of her rapidly failing sight. She lived with us for six months while healing before returning to St. Lucia. She took the test and passed and is currently back in school (now 14). One day she hopes to enter the mission field. For a ten year old diagnosed with a disease that would rob her of her sight, who lived in a shanty with no indoor plumbing or electricity, her future held no promise if she lost her sight. Today she can look forward to a promising future. If I sound proud of her – I am!

            All I am saying is that no one can say that an entire group of people is more humane than another.

          • I do believe in humanity. I don’t think that Trump is the answer for American leadership.

          • We can respectively agree to disagree. I can understand your misgivings about Trump but when I research all the other candidates, while Trump is not perfect, I believe he is our only hope to get us off the merry-go-round that both Establishments have us on. Where did our government begin to manipulate voters? When did our votes no longer count? I honestly do not believe that Cruz, Kasich, Rubio, Bush or any of the professional politicians care about what we the people want. They have their own agendas and special interest groups are in control!

            Judge Jeanine Pirro was absolutely right when she said there is only one answer for what is going on during this election process – the Rep Establishment is in bed with the DNC. They want things to stay the same as it is now. They want to keep their cushiony jobs and the lobbyists want to keep their salaries and apartments. That was a difficult pill to swallow but the more I thought about it, the more it made perfect sense.

          • As a woman, tell me frankly what Hillary has done wrong.

            She will not be indicted for unclassified e-mails being reclassified as “top secret” years later. Will she?

            She has a good heart and helps as many people as she can. What’s the problem there?

          • I believe if it were truly left to ‘we the people’ the Rep nominee would be Trump and the Dem nominee would be Sanders. I don’t agree with Sanders politics but I do believe he is passionate about his beliefs. Two main things I disagree with –
            (1) We are not helping people when we continually provide for them (aka freebies). Life experiences have taught me that we can give so much that we actually cripple a given population. An old adage is very true – “You give a man a fish, he eats for a day. You teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”
            (2) I don’t know of anyone that likes war but our ancestors fought and won the freedoms that we enjoy today. We may not want war but it has been declared on us. ISIS has clearly stated they will fly their flag over our WH. North Korea has threatened South Korea and the U.S. with missiles that they are currently testing (and have the capability to reach our shores). Iran is testing missiles and flying over our ships with reports they are threatening us. They actually threatened us throughout the Iran/U.S. negotiations. Of course, that was downplayed since John Kerry’s son-in-law is Iranian and the father of the best man at Kerry’s daughter’s wedding was sitting directly across from Kerry during the negotiations in Iran.
            We needed to address terrorism immediately but we have a president who even refuses to call it terrorism. He draws a red line and when they cross it, he backs up and draws another red line.
            As for Hillary, she is an expert liar. She and Chelsea were under sniper fire as they left the plane in Bosnia. She must have forget – they were filmed as they left the plane. There is a long list of her lies but the most important to me personally is Benghazi. We have a granddaughter who served in Iraq. She came close to dying there when their Humvee took a direct hit. Three of six lost their legs. She was still in the military when I began to research Benghazi. Understand – I went into it praying that I would find no wrong doing. I wanted – no, I needed to believe that the U.S. had not left those four people there to die. Sadly, everything I found said the opposite. Then my husband purchased me the book “13 Hours” and everything I had found came together as I read what really happened. It is relaying the words of four GRSs who were on the ground in Benghazi. The first thing that surprised me was that 31 Americans survived the attack. Why had we not heard from any of them – either to agree or disagree with what was being told during interviews or written in the book. They never mention Hillary or Obama – they just share that this is not political for them – they just want the truth to go down in history rather than the lies told. Her own emails have proven that she knew it was not in retaliation to any film. There was growing unrest from the time we helped rebels get rid of Gaddafi. It grew even louder when Stevens arrived and began to have ribbon cutting ceremonies and meetings with the new replacement for Gaddafi. A large number stood with Gaddafi and were now against his replacement. The GRSs tell how when in a foreign country, especially when there is trouble brewing, you do nothing to call attention to being an American. Stevens concentrated on befriending the new regime.
            The main controversy over Benghazi was a stand down order that the GRSs state was issued. Bob (no last name given), CIA head in Benghazi, was on the phone with the WH. As he spoke, he turned and gave the order to stand down to two GRSs standing next to him. He has finally admitted to standing next to the two men for approximately 20 min but claims they all watched as the fighting escalated without the GRSs (who were being paid $150,000 a year to protect Americans) being told to stand down – but they just watched on their own. They tell how they abided by the stand down order until Sean Smith came across the radio pleading for help – if you don’t help us, we are going to – which they did. No one knew who Bob was talking to but there are only two people with the authority to order a stand down (military terms meaning they cannot even defend themselves if attacked) and that is the President and the Secretary of State. Obama would never do it himself but hand it off to someone who would be the fall guy if things went wrong – and they went terribly wrong.
            Why did they order a stand down? There was an election in two months – Obama had promised to get us out of conflicts. How would it have looked if we were in another one? The GRSs were told to let the 17th of February handle it (Libyan fighters). The problems – a language barrier and they didn’t know which ones they could trust. They showed up as the Americans were leaving the compound and heading to the airport. Four men were dead and if not for the bravery of the other GRSs – none would have come out alive. Simply put – Hillary and Obama put Americans in a very volatile place and failed to provide adequate security which resulted in four men dying.
            Hillary then has the nerve to say that relatives falsely remembered what she said to them the day the bodies of their loved ones arrived back in the U.S. The father and sister of Glen Doherty, the wife of Tyrone Woods, and the mother of Sean Smith all had very poor memories. Glen Doherty’s father even wrote her words down in a journal that very day. He also wrote that even though she gave them a hug and said she would make the film maker pay for what he did, he had never met anyone so insincere.
            I look back through history and I hear nothing about all the good she has done. I really haven’t. Everything I read was reported as it happened for one reason – to make her look good to the public to further her political career. I do not see a woman with a big heart. I honestly see a phony! I have read numerous reports by women who either had an affair with Bill or was raped by Bill. Three women tell of what they perceive as threats from Hillary. There was a comedian on TV the other day that is a long time Dem. He said the problem is that people identify her with Bill – and she is not Bill – she is mean! His words – not mine!
            I am not saying that a woman couldn’t make a good president or they have to be a Republican but Hillary has done nothing to prove she is anything but a power driven woman who will do whatever it takes to win!

          • You believe her when she said that? You believe that she didn’t know the 100 or so emails from foreign governments were classified (they are by definition classified). And you don’t think she should have know the 300 or so classified emails that she wrote contained classified information? You are the perfect Democrat. What ever they tell you, you not only believe, but repeat.

          • The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV’s “Judge Judy,” is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal. But it is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant to understanding. Let’s look at it.

            Student activists at Brown University complained of emotional stress and poor grades after they spent months of protesting for various causes. They blamed the university for insisting that they complete their coursework. One of the objects of their protest was an op-ed in The Brown Daily Herald, the university newspaper, that was deemed racist because it defended the celebration of Columbus Day. Brown University’s faculty recently took care of that and renamed Columbus Day “Indigenous People’s Day.”

            Professor Salvador Vidal-Ortiz of American University told his students that capitalism dehumanizes brown people and black people. If his students had one iota of brains, they might ask him why it is that brown and black people all over the world are seeking to flee to countries toward the capitalist end of the economic spectrum rather than the communist end. Campus Reform reports that Vidal-Ortiz, during the Q&A of a book talk at the University of Virginia, said he tells his students that though he is light-skinned, he refuses to be called white. “I will not be labeled as something that I know is violent,” he said.

            College administrators are short on guts and backbone. But there is a glimmer of hope every now and then. Young Americans for Liberty at Rutgers University invited Breitbart News’ technology editor, Milo Yiannopoulos, who is a homosexual, to give a lecture. Yiannopoulos describes his lecture tour as “The Most Dangerous Faggot Tour.” His lecture was titled “How the Progressive Left Is Destroying American Education.” There were about 400 students who attended his lecture, plus there were protesters who smeared themselves with fake blood. Despite student opposition, Rutgers University President Robert Barchi called on his university to stand up for free speech, saying, “That freedom is fundamental to our university, our society, and our nation.” That was also Yiannopoulos’ message, namely: “The purpose of university is to interrogate new ideas, discover ourselves, meet new people and explore the world. What it ought to be is a free space without trigger warnings. In my view, anyone who asks for a trigger warning should be expelled. What they’ve demonstrated is that they are incapable of being exposed to new ideas.”

            Then there is Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, who bravely told his students, “This is not a day care. It’s a university.”

            Stanford University’s board of trustees is to be congratulated for not caving in to the diversity crowd in its selection of highly distinguished scientist Marc Tessier-Lavigne as university president. Students furiously denounced the choice because Tessier-Lavigne is a white man. The student-run Stanford Political Journal wrote: “We believe the Search Committee intended to select the best possible candidate, and, of course, white men should not have automatically been precluded from the search. However … it would have been fitting for Stanford to select a president that deviates from the traditional white, straight, male mode.”

            The University of Missouri System’s board of curators is also to be congratulated for firing professor Melissa Click, who was videotaped intimidating a student reporter during demonstrations that led to the cowardly resignations of the system’s president, Timothy M. Wolfe, and chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin. Her firing was not a result of administrator and faculty decency. Private donations had plummeted, and Missouri lawmakers were proposing an $8 million cut in the system’s budget. That proves what I have always held: Nothing opens the closed minds of administrators better than the sounds of pocketbooks snapping shut.

            COPYRIGHT 2016 CREATORS.COM

          • As I’ve explained, my formal education is in science, pharmacist, my last 15 years at Mayo Clinic in Rochester I did cancer chemotherapy and research that goes along with cancer treatment. I know what science is about.

            I know more history than most TEA Party IQ of 85 types know. Also more sociology, politics and foreign policy, world affairs .

            So tell me what my problem might be. Was I “brainwashed” in my early years? I don’t think so.

          • Your University “quotes” thing was great. How much University have you attended cretin boy?

            I did six years at a local college (2 years) and then 4 years at University of Minnesota.

            Look up the ratings on nationwide Universities and see where University of Minnesota rates for academics slow learner LOW INFO voter boy.

            My IQ is 140 if you want to compare that. Good luck in the future Troglodyte, TEA party scum.

          • We’ve already been through this. I graduated from the US Naval Academy 115th in a class of 863. And although I didn’t go to a local college first, I did have over 170 semester (yes semester) hours. We had 34 hours per week for possible classes (6 -Monday through Friday and 4 on Saturday). I had a couple of semesters where I had 3 free periods in the week.

            I think that chemo you were around may have affected you short term memory because we’ve already been through this. Both my college boards and the GRE put me in the 99% and using the conversion of my scores I came out with 135 IQ.

          • A measured IQ of 135 is less than a measured IQ of 140, isn’t it SPEAKS boy?

            As for chemotherapy , tell me all you know about it, eh fool?

          • Ah, but the numbers you gave for your SATS gives you 133 point IQ. I’m not saying you didn’t get 140, but 133 I’m pretty sure is in the margin of error.

            As for chemotherapy I don’t know anything. But I do know that you are dealing with chemicals that can kill. From your postings, they may have taken their toll.

          • So tell me something that’s politically relevant pal. If
            Trump becomes the GOP nominee, he will lose 60 to 40 percent.

            What else do yo have to say to me now?

          • The same noise was being spewed when Reagan was running. Is that politically relevant enough to suit you?

          • Correction for you. You’re off by 1 & 1/2 decades approximately. Goldwater did lose , like 75 to 25 percent , didn’t he?

            That’s where the Donald will be , in the 70% unfavorable area. Women are there now. Hispanics, Muslims and black people are more against Donald than 70 – 30.

            So where will he get votes to win the Presidency TOM Daschle boy? HE WON’T, is the truth.

            But TEA Party never deals with truth, do you TOM FUK UP boy?

          • We’ll see how the votes shake out. Ever wonder why you can’t keep a man? Me either, because it’s obvious. Loneliness makes one very bitter, I’m told. Is it true?

          • Have you ever wondered why WIFEY of yours is bored with TOM?

            Go to the bar & get a couple of Bud lites [worst beer in all of the World, Inbev, check it out], bottles in front of you.

            Then ask what do your, TEA Party and the wife have in common with your Budlite bottles of beer.

            ALL are empty from the neck up. GET TIT’s YET TOM?

          • Do you really want to have left, as your choice, someone whose nomination was the result of libel-driven assassination? Why are you goose-steppers so comfortable with your criminality?

          • Hillary or Bernie are seasoned, experienced government types CLEATS.

            Trump is a dirt bag. Who should you vote for Alzheimer’s CLEATS?

            I won’t try to influence your conscience because you have none left, eh CLEATS? Vote the way your your penis feels pal.

            It’s always the best choice for the GOP…..

          • Good. Cruz will lose for sure in a Presidential election.

            Have you seen any current polls on Lyin’ Ted?

            He’s a loser for sure CLEATS….

          • Aahhh the name calling. You give your liberal away. Hard to hide all of that progressive contempt, huh?

          • That’s the best critique you can do about my college years and the PB’s comments?

            It’s no wonder you’re a DUMB ASS IQ of 85 TEA Troglodyte fool pal. Try going to school and work to pay for ALL of it now dimwit. It can’t be done.

          • This is exactly the type of post I talked about previously. We are all Americans and want the best for our country. Many like you have gotten to the point that they can sit in their homes and call others any vulgar words they can think of – and it is okay. No it is NOT!!! To be clear, I am a 69 year old retired teacher and I am no more your pal than PB or Tomahawk. We are fellow Americans and we have enemies targeting us – ISIS, North Korea, and Iran. There is an old saying that holds true for individuals as well as countries – United we stand, divided we fall!

          • I don’t believe in the TEA Party boogeymen or the fear mongering that TEA Party has wrought on this Nation.

            You end up with Trump when you continuously complain for a decade without doing anything to solve problems. Get it?

            I hate the TEA Party honey. DEAL with it.

          • I can do much better, but it isn’t necessary. It’s simplistically easy to bring out your best qualities by keeping my replies to you so brief.

          • What higher schooling have you had TOM do-hunk boy? Did you go to Rutgers. Harvard, Stanford, U of TX, Princeton, Naval Academy?

            It seems that TEA time Troglodytes keep conversation short because in direct questioning , you have very little to say, don’t you BIG SMACK boy?

          • Nice choice. Great sports teams, but what have you done for me lately? Shaquille O’ Neal???

            Our MN Vikings don’t have a single LSU football BOY on their roster. Why don’t the suthern’ boys translate to Northern Futbol BOY?

            RED States get the most Federal dollar support of any states in the Union BOY. Why is that?

            You’re a MORON TOM TOM boy.

            RED states should just secede and get it overwith. You’ll never join any normal , rational society ever, will YA TOM?

          • Ever look at yourself in the mirror when you rant like this? You would laugh at what you see. Exactly what I’m doing right now. You’re an educated idiot.

          • I have a job. Get a man and keep him. That should keep you occupied for quite some time, Lonely Heart.

          • Are you shrimpin’ today BIG TOM?

            NOLA’s a great town pal. The rest of Louisiana, ??????

          • September 17, 2013

            The Myth of Red State Welfare

            By Sierra Rayne

            During the last few years, a key liberal talking point has been “red state welfare.” The argument is that the states that get more from the federal government than they pay in taxes tend to be red states, whereas the states that give more to the federal government than they pay in taxes tend to be blue states. This “red state welfare” hypothesis falls completely apart when we look at the data.

            The so-called top 10 “red states” on welfare are New Mexico, Mississippi, Alaska, Louisiana, West Virginia, North Dakota, Alabama, South Dakota, Virginia, and Kentucky.

            The purportedly bottom 10 “blue states” not on welfare are New Jersey, Nevada, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Illinois, Delaware, California, New York, and Colorado.

            To show how mindless this liberal proposition is, the “red state welfare” argument appears to be entirely based only on how each state voted in the most recent presidential election. This results in entirely junk science.

            First off, states that are either “haves” (i.e., give more to the federal government than they receive) or “have-nots” (i.e., get more from the federal government than they give) do not just arise overnight. State finances take decades to develop as either “haves” or “have-nots,” so looking at only a single election is meaningless. Rather, we need to look at how a state has voted over several decades to obtain any relevant insights.

            Furthermore, it’s equally nonsensical to just consider how a state votes for the president. We also need to look at how each state votes for its senators, representatives, and even governors. Given how Congress has the “power of the purse,” this is core to assessing how a state’s welfare status relates to its Democrat versus Republican voting record. And this is where the “red state welfare” hypothesis disintegrates.

            The following table shows the percentage of person-years between 1980 and 2013 for which each of the top and bottom welfare states voted Democrat at the presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial levels.

            Clearly, the so-called red states are far more likely overall to vote for a Republican presidential candidate than his Democratic counterpart when compared to the supposed blue states. But look at New Mexico, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Colorado. New Mexico, Virginia, and New Hampshire have been evenly split on presidential candidates since 1980. Nevada and Colorado voted for both Bush 43 wins, and Colorado even went Republican during the 1996 Clinton landslide.

            At the senatorial level, how can you call North Dakota, Louisiana, and West Virginia “red states” when their voting record is overwhelmingly Democratic over the past three decades? Even South Dakota and New Mexico fail the “red state” test. West Virginia hasn’t had a Republican senator since before 1960!

            On the other side of the aisle, New Hampshire — supposedly a blue state — has only elected a single Democratic senator (the currently serving Jeanne Shaheen) since 1980. Minnesota and Colorado also fail the blue state designation based on who they have put in the Senate over this timeframe.

            In the House of Representatives, it is absurd to characterize Mississippi, West Virginia, North Dakota, and South Dakota as red states when they have elected more Democrats than Republicans since 1980. North Dakota and West Virginia’s choices for the House of Representatives are dominantly blue.

            Similarly, New Hampshire and Delaware have elected predominantly Republicans in the House, and somehow they are blue states? Colorado and Nevada also don’t pass the blue state test, and as recently as the 111th Congress, five of Colorado’s seven representatives were Republican.

            The gubernatorial comparison also strikes a blow to any “red state welfare” claims. There is no significant general difference in the overall red versus blue character of these states’ governors. South Dakota hasn’t had a Democratic governor in over 35 years, whereas Kentucky has only had one Republican governor since 1971. California’s governors have been dominantly Republican for many decades, as have those of Illinois, Minnesota, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

            The “red state welfare” vitriol in the left-wing media has been intense. Witness these statements from a 2011 Business Insider piece on the topic:

            “[R]ed states … are overwhelmingly the Welfare Queen States. Yes, that’s right. Red States — the ones governed by folks who think government is too big and spending needs to be cut — are a net drain on the economy, taking in more federal spending than they pay out in federal taxes. They talk a good game, but stick Blue States with the bill … Go ahead and bookmark this article. The next time some smarmy teabagger tries to tell you it’s liberals who are ruining the country and spending us into oblivion, kindly point them to the evidence that shows it is GOP states, not Democrat states, who are Welfare Queens. It is GOP states who spend more than they collect in taxes. It is GOP states who are out of balance, nationally. See if they still want to cut off funding when it means no more socialism for slave states.”

            Here is what Slate had to say last year:

            “Now, one more cross-reference: these facts compared with the know-nothing rhetoric of the Tea Party. There are only two ways to parse that result: one is ignorance — which we should be willing to forgive in anyone as long as they revise their views when faced with reality. And the second? Selfish hypocrisy. How else can you explain the fact that the denizens of the most welfare dependent states in the country — dare we say, those who enjoy the most benefits from socialism — profess to abhor welfare?”

            Fascinating storyline the liberals tried to construct. Too bad it is entirely false.

            Dr. Sierra Rayne writes regularly on environment, energy, and national security topics. He can be found on Twitter at @rayne_sierra.

            During the last few years, a key liberal talking point has been “red state welfare.” The argument is that the states that get more from the federal government than they pay in taxes tend to be red states, whereas the states that give more to the federal government than they pay in taxes tend to be blue states. This “red state welfare” hypothesis falls completely apart when we look at the data.

            The so-called top 10 “red states” on welfare are New Mexico, Mississippi, Alaska, Louisiana, West Virginia, North Dakota, Alabama, South Dakota, Virginia, and Kentucky.

            The purportedly bottom 10 “blue states” not on welfare are New Jersey, Nevada, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Illinois, Delaware, California, New York, and Colorado.

            To show how mindless this liberal proposition is, the “red state welfare” argument appears to be entirely based only on how each state voted in the most recent presidential election. This results in entirely junk science.

            First off, states that are either “haves” (i.e., give more to the federal government than they receive) or “have-nots” (i.e., get more from the federal government than they give) do not just arise overnight. State finances take decades to develop as either “haves” or “have-nots,” so looking at only a single election is meaningless. Rather, we need to look at how a state has voted over several decades to obtain any relevant insights.

            Furthermore, it’s equally nonsensical to just consider how a state votes for the president. We also need to look at how each state votes for its senators, representatives, and even governors. Given how Congress has the “power of the purse,” this is core to assessing how a state’s welfare status relates to its Democrat versus Republican voting record. And this is where the “red state welfare” hypothesis disintegrates.

            The following table shows the percentage of person-years between 1980 and 2013 for which each of the top and bottom welfare states voted Democrat at the presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial levels.

            Clearly, the so-called red states are far more likely overall to vote for a Republican presidential candidate than his Democratic counterpart when compared to the supposed blue states. But look at New Mexico, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Colorado. New Mexico, Virginia, and New Hampshire have been evenly split on presidential candidates since 1980. Nevada and Colorado voted for both Bush 43 wins, and Colorado even went Republican during the 1996 Clinton landslide.

            At the senatorial level, how can you call North Dakota, Louisiana, and West Virginia “red states” when their voting record is overwhelmingly Democratic over the past three decades? Even South Dakota and New Mexico fail the “red state” test. West Virginia hasn’t had a Republican senator since before 1960!

            On the other side of the aisle, New Hampshire — supposedly a blue state — has only elected a single Democratic senator (the currently serving Jeanne Shaheen) since 1980. Minnesota and Colorado also fail the blue state designation based on who they have put in the Senate over this timeframe.

            In the House of Representatives, it is absurd to characterize Mississippi, West Virginia, North Dakota, and South Dakota as red states when they have elected more Democrats than Republicans since 1980. North Dakota and West Virginia’s choices for the House of Representatives are dominantly blue.

            Similarly, New Hampshire and Delaware have elected predominantly Republicans in the House, and somehow they are blue states? Colorado and Nevada also don’t pass the blue state test, and as recently as the 111th Congress, five of Colorado’s seven representatives were Republican.

            The gubernatorial comparison also strikes a blow to any “red state welfare” claims. There is no significant general difference in the overall red versus blue character of these states’ governors. South Dakota hasn’t had a Democratic governor in over 35 years, whereas Kentucky has only had one Republican governor since 1971. California’s governors have been dominantly Republican for many decades, as have those of Illinois, Minnesota, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

            The “red state welfare” vitriol in the left-wing media has been intense. Witness these statements from a 2011 Business Insider piece on the topic:

            “[R]ed states … are overwhelmingly the Welfare Queen States. Yes, that’s right. Red States — the ones governed by folks who think government is too big and spending needs to be cut — are a net drain on the economy, taking in more federal spending than they pay out in federal taxes. They talk a good game, but stick Blue States with the bill … Go ahead and bookmark this article. The next time some smarmy teabagger tries to tell you it’s liberals who are ruining the country and spending us into oblivion, kindly point them to the evidence that shows it is GOP states, not Democrat states, who are Welfare Queens. It is GOP states who spend more than they collect in taxes. It is GOP states who are out of balance, nationally. See if they still want to cut off funding when it means no more socialism for slave states.”

            Here is what Slate had to say last year:

            “Now, one more cross-reference: these facts compared with the know-nothing rhetoric of the Tea Party. There are only two ways to parse that result: one is ignorance — which we should be willing to forgive in anyone as long as they revise their views when faced with reality. And the second? Selfish hypocrisy. How else can you explain the fact that the denizens of the most welfare dependent states in the country — dare we say, those who enjoy the most benefits from socialism — profess to abhor welfare?”

            From: Somebody smarter than Crabs.
            (http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2013/09/the_myth_of_red_state_welfare.html)

          • Sierra Rayne is a porn star, or am I wrong Alzheimer’s CLEATS?

            Write your own stuff BOY.

            You’re a cretin and a TEA troglodyte who can’t put more than two sentences together on your own, right CLEATS?

            MORON…..

          • Yet you’re wrong and Sierra’s right. Maybe you should have gone to B-school, instead.

          • Xvid is on the net CLEATS, so what are you talking about?

            I have plenty better than Tiffany Rayne pal. Just thought you’d like to know…..

          • Xvid is on the net CLEATS, so what are you talking about?

            I have plenty better than Tiffany Rayne pal. Just thought you’d like to know…

          • I’ll bet you do what with all the time you have on your hands, these days. Doesn’t your drug problem affect you erectile function?

          • Have you ever heard of Cialis CLEATS?

            It’s real cheap if you order it from India.

            BELIEVE ME CLEATS. I know what is best for you….

          • Wasn’t ordering drugs, legal in other countries and for your personal use, what led to your losing your license?

          • NOPE. I have a license that’s inactive. I never lost any license CLEATS.

            Try ordering lenalidomide or epoetin, or temozolomide from India CLEATS and see what your price tag will be.

            We developed all of those drugs in clinical research. What did you do to get your present desert domicile again?

          • Tell me about rehab… how does that work? Do you hold hands, weep uncontrollably while regaling one another with stories of the molestation you suffered at the hands of your now dead-by-hanging fathers? Do you have a pool, betting on who gets through rehab and how many tries it takes?

          • Tell me why you’re bashing Trump. Don’t you want Hillary to be our next incompetent president? Shouldn’t you be encouraging all of your betters to vote for him?

          • The President is unimportant when we have a TOTALLY incompetent Congress that can’t do anything, right CLEATS?

          • Obama was incompetent even when, for that brief period I believe was about four months, he had a supermajority. Note that “tyranny” and “competence” are two different words.
            Why are you so ignorant?

          • If Obama was “tyrannical” , tell me why the “WELL regulated militia” of USA start shootin’ up Washington D.C. CLEATS.

            Curious, that 2nd AM NRA B.S., eh CLEATS?

          • Right, and North Mpls [the worst neighborhood in the 3 million, 5 county area for about the last 70 years] doesn’t like it that Jamar Clark’s fingerprints and DNA were on the cop’s gun.

            Some people don’t like evidence or truth, just like you CLEATS. So what’s your point again?

            They protested for two days, NO Ferguson riots, no cops needed to oversee them.

            That’s what a democracy is about CLEATS. Say your peace and get on with your life PAL.

            So what are the Nation’s problems again CLEATS?

          • Probably the humidity and the skeeters. Enough to make a fella get on a blog and type in all caps and pretend he knows his ass from a dinner plate

          • Did you check out Tiffany Rayne yet Alzheimer’s CLEATS boy?

            Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha . . . . .

          • I don’t need one CLEATS.

            My JAWB is jawbbing you ASSHOLES of TEA time Cheats. get it yet?

      • Trump will assemble the greatest business minds, and economic experts ever put together, They will renegotiate our trade deals, They will negotiate deals with all the American companies with billions of untaxed profit sitting in offshore banks waiting to bring it back into America for investment, Trump already got Ford to stay put instead of going to Mexico. Thats a fine start.
        Before Trump we had lawyer lawmakers who werent qualified to negotiate such huge trade deals, We are laughing stocks of the world. mere passengers of the Russians when we want to go to space at 500k a trip.
        Now we’ll negotiate trade deals that will be pro-america, which will pull our country out of the toilet, literally. Trumps team will renegotiate our trade deals, in our favor.
        The only way to save us is to do what trump has proposed, bring back manufacturing jobs., get companies to bring in the billions in untaxed profits sitting in the offshore banks and invest it here in manufacturing plants.The Washington cartel and Cruz’s super pac spend 50 million a week in negative ads against Trump, our own party attacking the front runner trying to protect their gravy train, the puppet show is over. Dont buy into what they are selling. and they call Trump sleazy. TRUMP 2016

    • I wish with all my heart what you just wrote was not true but sadly it is. I am sickened by what I am seeing in our country. The ‘only’ thing I will point out though is that at one time I considered Cruz also an outsider until I read an article that pointed out just how much he is a part of the Establishment in disguise. He and Heidi met while working for George Bush. When you follow the path, Ted Cruz is not exactly an outsider – he has definite Establishment connections but many in D.C. dislike him for his stands.

      • I was for Cruz too, then saw how he added two amendments to the gang of eight and was a puppet for the high tech lobby who paid him to aggressively fight for a 500% increase to the H1B visa program, 100’s of thousands of Americans fired and replaced with cheap foriegn labor from India, Like what happened to the Disney workers.
        Cruz is a fraud, who takes positions which echo Trump , he only takes these positions after Trump has brought these issues into the forefront. check out Michele Malkin’s book “sold out’ you can thumb through it online, its astounding the amount of money paid to buy our lawmakers, and how badly our government screwed over our own people.
        The only way we can combat this corruption and greed of our elected lawmakers on both sides of the isle is to vote for Trump. Trump participated in all the buying of senators and congressman he knows the ins and outs of the whole ugly cesspool, he vows to clean it up, and that’s why the Washington cartel is spending 50 million per week on negative ads against Trump trying to destroy him. TRUMP 2016

        • I live in FL so was more aware than many what the H-1B Visas meant to Americans. Rubio was lobbying to have the number tripled while Cruz went even farther from 65,000 to 350,000. We saw 250 Americans lose IT jobs and replaced with workers from India. They had to train their replacements in order to get their severance pay. When Cruz saw how too many were upset, he back tracked and supported an addendum to the bill that Jeff Sessions proposed.
          What did me in was an interview with Chris Wallace. When asked about the dirty tricks on other candidates (listing 4 – one Iowa that stole votes from Carson, two to Rubio – last was where Rubio supposedly told a man reading a Bible that not all answers were in there when in fact he said the opposite, and a third toward Trump. Cruz’s response – “Thank you for promoting Donald Trump’s agenda”. Then he said they were all lies promoted by Wallace and other reporters. Wallace asked how could they be lies when Cruz had apologized to both Carson and Rubio. Before he could finish his sentence, Cruz told him to “Stop interrupting me”. Wallace responded that he would when Cruz stopped accusing him of something he hadn’t done.
          Cruz should have said “The actions of one of my staffers was deplorable but I have fired the individual involved and it won’t happen again. To say they were all lies when we know otherwise, cast a very bad light on Cruz. Since then, I have watched him answer question after question using Donald Trump’s name in the first sentence. I saw Hannity ask him 8 questions in a row where Cruz evoked Trump’s name. Hannity finally said, “We know how Trump feels about these issues but can you tell us your views?”
          I hope and pray that Trump becomes our nominee but to write him in or stay home is not an option. It is a statement I would love to send the Rep Establishment but I love my country too much to hand the election to Hillary or Bernie. Even Cruz is an improvement over either one of them.

    • take a look at recent WAPO article on the e-mail mess…for a “liberal rag”..they really slammed her good!…..

  5. Yes, absolutely. Mr. Taleb is right on target, and I am exactly one of those voters supporting Trump and Sanders primarily because they are anti-establishment and can hopefully break the hold that the elite establishment currently have over our government. Elections should be about voters choosing candidates and the candidates supporting their constituents once elected. However, now we have more of an oligarchy where the elite establishment behind closed doors want to decide who should be the nominee of each party, then tell voters who to vote for. The only value the voters have for these individuals are their votes and their tax dollars. Otherwise, once in office, these selected candidates are there to serve their true gods, the big donors from Wall Street, Big Pharma, Insurance companies, and even overseas influence. So, yes, the American people need to wake up and recognize that we have gotten ourselves into $19 trillion in debt with nothing to show for it thanks to these same corrupt politicians, and this is why it’s time to bring this madness to an end.

    • Uh huh. You believe that Donald J. Trump will not:

      – Use every marginally legal or flatly illegal trick to avoid paying their fair share of Income Tax,
      – Sue people over issues they know are a LIE just for personal gain,
      – Blackmail honest people by threatening to produce “false witnesses” to accuse them of such horrible crimes they “buckle under” just to avoid the fight,
      – Declare bankruptcy at the drop of a hat just to avoid responsibility for their own mistakes,
      – Exploit people who have “no legal status” in order to get them to work for lower wages.

      I have to admire your “faith”, because there is no factual basis for anything you posted above. And just in case you hadn’t noticed, Donald J. Trump is the DIRTIEST politician in American history. Yeah, he’s a POLITICIAN.

      • give me a break, Trump has been attacked by super pacs of cruz, the republican establishment, 50 million in negative ads per week.they spend. they used sound bytes from a charactor on a TV show , Its a scripted TV show, he plays a charactor..
        The sleazy ads they use against the peoples choice for front runner trying to destroy him is dirty politics, and you the sheep buy into it..
        use your head, Trump is the only candidate thats not bought and paid for.
        Trump will assemble a dream team of the greatest economists and business people ever put together, They will renegotiate our trade deals, companies with trillions in untaxed profits sitting in offshore banks will be enticed to invest it back here. The only thing that will save us is bringing back our manufacturing jobs.
        He will change the rules of engagement for our military who by the way cant stand Obama, they will be outfitted with what they need to win, no more fighting with one arm tied behind their backs. We will enforce our immigration laws, which by the way is not racist,
        Trump will make sure our veterans are taken care of. Its a national tragedy and embarrassment that we cant stop 22 veterans per day take their own lives.
        We need someone with grit and someone who will get us back where we belong on the world stage. ON TOP .

        • I totally agree but our once great Republican machine has turned into a bunch of money hungry sleaze bags who refuse to get behind Trump and instead will allow Clinton to take the win and hope they have something to save in 4 years. Problem is the Republicans will suffer for a long time for sacrificing Trump.

    • We are becoming a feudal society with dependent serfs at the bottom and an aristocracy of government and finance at the top and not a lot in the middle. The Progressives engineer an economic status that deprives the serfs of both the opportunity and the necessity for climbing into the middle class. They indeed discourage it – they are killing the middle class. A stalled economy chokes the cash flow necessary to permit those at the bottom rung to improve their economic status and government regulation (not to mention free entry of illegal foreign nationals) is increasingly blocking their ability to negotiate a wage at which someone will hire them. Like the NYC cigarette tax or prohibition, these regulations from Washington have created a huge and thriving labor black market of people not legally in the United States.

  6. I have to agree and I’ll tell you why. If it were say 5 years ago and Trump was running for President and Ronald Reagan was one of his opponents would you vote for Trump? If Reagan wasn’t on the ballot would you still vote for Trump. I wouldn’t and while I don’t particularly like what other choices I have we better be careful. Trump is not one to admit he’s made a mistake and he’s a vengeful person. It’s his way or the highway.I blame the Republicans for the mess we are in. This was a time for them to come together and rally around a candidate to fix this country’s problems. Instead, they have told us they are the problem, we are in for a rough ride because Hillary is not the answer for or ills, and neither is the other one.

    • I hope he is a vengeful person. I want him to scare hell out of the EU, Russia and the far east. I don’t care if he turns it into a sand box. You scare them bad enough, they will leave you alone.

  7. This nation has been on a downward spiral since the liberals beloved “Camelot.” Regan brought back sanity for a brief time. I’m voting for Trump with the hope that he destroys the GOP. The GOP is nothing but “Democrats Light.” I frankly, am not going to worry about it. We have stupid college kids that are offended by everything. Biggest bunch of pussys ever to come along. Let ’em run things for awhile. You think the EU is in trouble…just wait until they are through with America.

  8. Dr. Taleb is confused.

    If he means the voters are trying to destroy the people who:

    – Use every marginally legal or flatly illegal trick to avoid paying their fair share of Income Tax,
    – Sue people over issues they know are a LIE just for personal gain,
    – Blackmail honest people by threatening to produce “false witnesses” to accuse them of such horrible crimes they “buckle under” just to avoid the fight,
    – Declare bankruptcy at the drop of a hat just to avoid responsibility for their own mistakes,
    – Exploit people who have “no legal status” in order to get them to work for lower wages,

    Then I agree with Dr. Taleb.

    Unfortunately for Dr. Taleb, Donald J. Trump has done ALL OF THOSE THINGS. So why is he “different”? Huh? Why would voting for Donald J. Trump change ANY of those things? Donald J. Trump not only believes in those behaviors, HE DOES NOT APOLOGIZE when he is caught doing them.

  9. Anyone that would vote for Trump for President deserves the FASCIST state that he will create.

    Fourth Reich is coming to Amuureekins, soon. Enjoy it ANGRY WHITE RACIST BUFFOONS……

    • Who do you suggest as an alternative? Kasich? He’s a puppet of George Soros, and will approve amnesty for 30-40 million illegals within his first 100 days. He said so!

      Cruz? His wife is a globalist shill, and I suspect she’ll be calling the shots, just as Hillary did as Shadow President during the eight years of the Clinton administration.

      Jeb Bush? He’s a 2nd generation globalist who will open up the border with Mexico and allow in millions of his fellow Catholics, abiding by the orders of Pope Francis!

      Romney? Anyone who thinks we’ll be better off with that corporatist globalist at the helm, stuffing Mormons into every vacant government position he can find, better think again. He believes in replacing Americans with foreign workers, and thinks H-1B visas are a great boon to American businesses! They are, too. Foreign workers can be paid $14,000-$21,000 less than Americans, driving down wages big time!

      Paul Ryan? He’s such a traitor to the American people, the voters in Wisconsin need to do the same thing to him they did to Eric Cantor in Virginia! Vote him out during the primary so we can hopefully vote in a pro-American worker as Speaker! As another Catholic who puts his religion first, he listens to Pope Francis also!

      If American voters truly felt there was a viable alternative, we might choose that alternative to Trump, but the elitists have made sure ALL the candidates are flawed. Thus, once again, we’ll be having to choose the lesser to two evils!

        • Despite being a Jew, Sanders is pro-Muslim, and will continue to flood Muslims into this country because Muslims vote 100% for Democrats! Sanders will also grant amnesty to the 30-40 million illegals in this country. That will be the end of this nation as we know it. You still think Sanders is the answer to our prayers? I’m sure he’s the answer to the socialists and communists, but I doubt the average American with a brain buys into that insanity!

          • So Netanyahu is OK as Jew since TEA Party Keystone Cops Congress invited him here to do a campaign rally for his Israeli re-election , put on for just your kind of fools and that’s OK?

            Is that your position about Judaism?

          • I listened to Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, and it was better than any speech Obama has given in 7+ years! Every word the PM of Israel spoke was accurate, so even if it was an electioneering trick, it accomplished the goal of waking up many Americans, even if the traitors occupying the Congress just don’t listen to reason any longer! Those same traitors sure lapped up every word of the pro-illegal, pro-migrant, pro-open-borders insanity that Pope Francis spewed out! That’s what happens when 50% of Congress is Catholic, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who is a disaster for this country!

          • So Netanyahu , who won’t negotiate with any Arab, is right about the Middle East, eh?

            Obama did the nuclear disarmament deal with Iran. They will destroy current stockpiles of enriched uranium and not enrich more uranium for ten years time.

            They must follow the agreement or it’s null and void , right? Which is better? A ten year time frame in which we undermine the Islamic fundamentalist “leaders” of Iraq or no negotiation at all?

            It’s a simple question , so don’t go into some other blather of TEA time pal. Just answer my question, eh FOOL?

          • Iran has violated that phony-baloney treaty time and again, and has no intention of adhering to it. All they have to do is use the $150 billion which Kerry granted them to purchase nuclear weapons, either from Pakistan or N. Korea, or maybe Russia. When they took our sailors hostage and humiliated them before the entire world, that agreement should have been torn up by Obama in front of cameras for the world to see! But as our Muslim-in-chief, he would never do that because he aids and abetts the muslim cause in every way he possibly can, including stuffing Muslim Brotherhood members in every level of our government, and flooding in Syrian Muslim terrorists as refugees!

          • I can see that your TEA Party mind of IQ 85 is quite resistant to reality and facts pal.

            Spout off to someone else because I’ve heard all of the FOX Noise faux news crap pal.

            You only believe what is fed into your Troglodyte uninformed brain IDIOT. BYE MORON boy.

            LOW INFORMATION voter clone……

          • Go to hell and take your personal attack mentality with you! I’ve written eight books and I’ll bet my IQ in infinitely higher than yours! So stuff it!

          • Elucidate the GREAT books that you’ve written J.D. Salinger boy.

            My IQ is 140, psychologist tested, Who tested yours pal and what is it , supposedly?

            TEA Party does not have an IQ above 90 pal . Sorry.

            You’ll have to write an F.Scott Fitzgerald worthy Absolution or maybe an Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut from JD Salinger to impress me BIG BOY.

            SPEW all of your fine intellectuality here & now pal. You’re a fucking FRAUD TEA Party dimwit.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolution_(short_story)

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Wiggily_in_Connecticut

          • First of all, I’m not a boy, and second of all, you’ve proven yourself to be a disgusting piece of nasty garbage who isn’t worth a farthing so don’t respond to any of my blogs again and I won’t respond to any of yours either! You’re vicious trash!

          • But what abut your EIGHT GREAT BOOKS mother fucker boy? I really want to hear about all of them DUMB SHIT TEA Party MORON boy.

          • 1200. Is that in the scale? Man, 1972 is a long time ago you know.

            My high school grad academic rank was #12 of 535 students in a VERY good school & neighborhood.

            That’s 98th percentile for academics in three years.

            What ‘s your IQ honey?

          • 1200 in the conversion tables come out to between 131 and 134 IQ so it pretty much correlates with what you said.

            Using the same conversion table (never took strictly an IQ test) my IQ was 135 and I scored in the 99th percentile on both the SAT and later the GRE.

            Graduate 6th in a class of 186 in high school and graduated from the USNA 115th of 863.

          • You do know that in the one test we have of Tea Party members vs non-tea party members’ in the area of knowledge of science, Tea Party member showed up as being smarter.

            “Dan Kahn, a professor of law at Yale Law School, recently released data on the relationship between “science comprehension” and political outlooks. And, much to Kahn’s surprise, the data found a strong correlation between science comprehension and self-identified TEA Party members.”

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/74c961dc1093bee50f06ef4a44d3f453b15ce6724305165e8beeb19fc93a0077.png

          • I already gave it to you and my class rank both in high school and college. But we find that conservatives are better in science and math in this test as well as others that looked a climate change alarmists vs skeptics. Turns out the more you know about science, the less you buy the AGW hypothesis. Too bad but its true.

          • You didn’t follow what I posted. The study shows that the more people know about science the more likely they are to doubt climate change. Now you can post all the studies you want but I’m smart enough to see all the holes in this hypothesis. And all the “adjustments” that have been made in order to try to get the GCM’s to actually work raises warning signs for anyone who isn’t a ideologue.

          • So you’re telling me that NASA scientists are uneducated and unqualified evidently? Is that your point?

            https://www.google.com/search?q=global+warming+evidence?&rlz=1C1CHWA_enUS601US601&espv=2&biw=1858&bih=1019&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjor6iet-7LAhULGB4KHa0zASUQsAQIOg

            My favorite CO2 accumulation graph is this one pal. Refute it as you please Mr. IQ of 135. I really doubt that you are IQ of 100 pal.

            http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/file/Hawaii+Carbon+Dioxide+Time-Series

          • Here’s my favorite.

            And here is what Dr. Judith Curry has to say about it.

            Causes and implications of the growing divergence between climate model simulations and observations

            For the past 15+ years, there has been no increase in global average surface temperature, which has been referred to as a ‘hiatus’ in global warming. By contrast, estimates of expected warming in the first several decades of 21st century made by the IPCC AR4 were 0.2C/decade. This talk summarizes the recent CMIP5 climate model simulation results and comparisons with observational data. The most recent climate model simulations used in the AR5 indicate that the warming stagnation since 1998 is no longer consistent with model projections even at the 2% confidence level. Potential causes for the model-observation discrepancies are discussed. A particular focus of the talk is the role of multi-decadal natural internal variability on the climate variability of the 20th and early 21st centuries. The “stadium wave” climate signal is described, which propagates across the Northern Hemisphere through a network of ocean, ice, and atmospheric circulation regimes that self-organize into a collective tempo. The stadium wave hypothesis provides a plausible explanation for the hiatus in warming and helps explain why climate models did not predict this hiatus. Further, the new hypothesis suggests how long the hiatus might last. Implications of the hiatus are discussed in context of climate model sensitivity to CO2 forcing and attribution of the warming that was observed in the last quarter of the 20th century.

            http://judithcurry.com/2014/03/04/causes-and-implications-of-the-pause/

          • “Where is the missing heat?

            Hypothesis I: It MUST be hiding in the ocean

            Evidence of deep ocean sequestration is indirect; few observations of deep ocean temperature prior to 2005

            Ocean models do not transfer heat in the vertically any where near as efficiently as inferred from the ECMWF reanalyses

            Concerns about the heat returning to the surface seem unrealizable if the heat is well mixed – 2nd law constraints”

            When excess CO2 in the atmosphere is sequestrated in the oceans, it’s there forever pal.

            What does Dr. Judy or Judge Judy have to say about that ?

            http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/file/Hawaii+Carbon+Dioxide+Time-Series

            It’s hard to argue the unarguable science, right Punjab boy?

          • She identifies it as an unresolved issue. Now claiming the heat is in the deep ocean is a SWAG if there ever was one. Our best system ARCO doesn’t go below 2000 m and to really measure the heat in the oceans we would need about 1,000,000 times the number of buoys ARCO has.

            So your hypothesis is a good one if you are trying to defend something. You can’t measure the heat in the ocean with any accuracy. The oceans are a huge heat sink, so you claim that is where the missing heat is and we don’t really know how well the ocean holds the heat or gives it up.

          • Stop driving a fossil fueled vehicle and don’t heat your home and that will happen BROTHER DENIER boy.

            Fool Idiot……

          • Heat? I don’t like it that much. I’m a northern European ethnic sort of guy. So I’ll be moving to Canada soon.

            How about you FOOL?

          • Huhh? My families, both sides, have been here since the mid 19th century pal.

            How about you DRUNKARD???? IDIOT…..

          • But the heat is in the deep ocean which is the coldest part of the ocean. I don’t think its too bad a problem there.

            We do know the ocean in the last century rose 7 inches. And the alarmists are telling us it will rise 3 feet this Century. It better hurry up because we will need to quadruple that rate tomorrow for the rest of the century to get to the 3 foot level.

            And you do know that as a liquid warms it out-gasses so the ocean will absorb more CO2 and also out-gas more CO2.

          • “The heat is in the deepest , coldest part of the ocean”? Really?

            Where does the CO2 go in the oceans, ALL of them?

            It is distributed uniformly, so what the F’ are you talking about CRETIN TEA Party Troglodyte DENIER boy?

            Science doesn’t lie like fascist regressive TEA Party people, does it?

            You’re a GOD DAMN MORON , FUK job IDIOT.

          • No, I don’t think the heat is in the deepest part of the ocean or that it is uniformly dispersed in the ocean.

            You said: OrdinaryNeutronAlley goodspkr • 20 hours ago

            “Where is the missing heat?

            Hypothesis I: It MUST be hiding in the ocean”

            I thought you were claiming it was in the deep ocean.

            But you did say, “When excess CO2 in the atmosphere is sequestrated in the oceans, it’s there forever pal.”

            I actually isn’t and you should know that from any physics class you took.

          • You have no legs at all , do you?

            CO2 is forced into water if concentrations are high enough in air. The pmel graph shows that CO2 air concentrations have never dropped since about 1955 brother legless CRETIN boy.

            http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/file/Hawaii+Carbon+Dioxide+Time-Series

            So CO2 is going to increase in the oceans as long as MORE CO2 goes into the air.

            That is what the NOAA CO2 graph shows.

            Thanks for beating round the bush , when you could have just looked at that graph and agreed with science DORK… Imbecilic MORON ….

          • Tell me all about CO2 physiochemistry pal.

            I’ll be waiting until the end of time, I’m quite sure.

          • You betcha he is and your WRONG. This fool will answer it. Had I been handling the nuclear deal with Iran, Iran (persia) would be glass right now. I gave you a chance and you blew it so then I blew it. That’s the kind of thing that happens when you play with the big boy toys.

          • That’s a great answer from a Goldwater – Reagan – Trump foreign policy school acolyte – Troglodyte fool.

            That’s precisely why you won’t be making any “DEALS” for Donald pal. Nice thoughts though, CRETIN.

    • Its not racist to want to enforce our immigration laws. Its not racist to be angry about the direction our country has taken. The trouble with our liberal friends isnt that they are ignorant its that they know so much that isnt so….. Ronald Reagan

      • Ronald Reagan was an actor, about B grade, right up there with Clint Eastwood. As a President, Reagan failed pal.

        He just carried forward his acting and the great GULLIBLE reactionary RIGHT WING nut cases went right along with him.

        Nice choice for a great statesman pal. I really prefer the greatest President in United States history FDR. He was elected four times you know. What other President was elected four times?

        • FDR was the one and only and I hope he remains the one and only. Considering how much damage Obama has done in 7+ years, the last thing we want or need is another long termer!

          • Subject: Fwd: Political Correctness…Back In The Day

            What
            is meant by the modern term referred to as ‘POLITICAL CORRECTNESS’..
            Someone found this definition in 4 telegrams at the Truman Library
            and Museum
            in Independence Missouri. The following are
            copies of four telegrams between
            President Harry Truman
            and Gen Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual
            signing of the WWII Surrender Agreement in September 1945..
            The contents of
            those four telegrams below are exactly as
            received at the end of the war – not a
            word has been added
            or deleted!

            This is great please forward…

            (1) Tokyo,Japan
            0800-September 1,1945
            To: President Harry S Truman
            From: General D A MacArthur
            Tomorrow we meet with those
            yellow-bellied bastards and sign the Surrender
            Documents, any last minute instructions?

            (2) Washington, D C
            1300-September 1, 1945
            To: D A MacArthur
            From: H S
            Truman

            Congratulations, job well done, but you must tone down your obvious
            dislike
            of the Japanese when discussing the terms
            of the surrender with the press, because
            some of
            your remarks are fundamentally not politically
            correct!

            (3) Tokyo, Japan
            1630-September 1, 1945
            To: H S Truman
            From: D A
            MacArthur and C H Nimitz

            Wilco Sir, but both Chester and I are somewhat confused, exactly what
            does
            the term politically correct
            mean?

            (4) Washington,
            D C
            2120-September 1, 1945
            To:
            D A MacArthur/C H Nimitz
            From: H S
            Truman

            Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a
            delusional, illogical
            minority and promoted by a
            sick mainstream media, which holds forth the
            proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece
            of shit by the clean end!

            Now,
            with special thanks to the Truman Museum and Harry himself, you and I
            finally have a full
            understanding of what
            ‘POLITICAL CORRECTNESS’ really
            means…..

      • Our liberal “friends” know exactly what they’re doing! Most have been commies since the 50’s, raised their offspring to be commies, went into education and taught our children and grandchildren to be commies, and now they’re heralding the candidacy of the most corrupt female politician on the planet and a 74 year old socialist jew who will financially sink us!

      • I don’t know who produced that clever graphic, but fascists were vehemently opposed to Stalin in WW II, weren’t they?

        So Stalin and Hitler are not good bedfellows, are they? Try again cretin boy. You’re a DUMB FUCKING TEA Party nitwit who likes to troll around the neighborhood, like George “Trraybon Martin killer guy”, eh FOOL?

        • “I don’t know who produced that clever graphic, but fascists were vehemently opposed to Stalin in WW II, weren’t they?”

          I’ve heard this before by leftist. They say Fascists and Communists hated each other so they couldn’t both be leftist. To that I remind people that the Protestants and the Catholics spend a few hundred years burning each other at the stake but they both were Christians.

          So I do see on Dumb Fucking nitwit, but it’s you.

          • I really kind of like it when leftists such as yourself make absolute fools of themselves regarding fascism. Fascism or national socialism came about when world war I broke out and rather than remaining with the International socialist movement people broke off and stayed loyal to their country and became national socialists. Mussolini renamed the movement fascism after the faces used by the ancient Roman Republic and later Empire to symbolize office.

            “On 16 June 1941, as Hitler readied his forces for Operation Barbarossa, Josef Goebbels looked forward to the new order that the Nazis would impose on a conquered Russia. There would be no come-back, he wrote, for capitalists nor priests nor Tsars. Rather, in the place of debased, Jewish Bolshevism, the Wehrmacht would deliver “der echte Sozialismus”: real socialism.

            Goebbels never doubted that he was a socialist. He understood Nazism to be a better and more plausible form of socialism than that propagated by Lenin. Instead of spreading itself across different nations, it would operate within the unit of the Volk.

            So total is the cultural victory of the modern Left that the merely to recount this fact is jarring. But few at the time would have found it especially contentious. As George Watson put it in The Lost Literature of Socialism:

            It is now clear beyond all reasonable doubt that Hitler and his associates believed they were socialists, and that others, including democratic socialists, thought so too.”

            http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100260720/whenever-you-mention-fascisms-socialist-roots-left-wingers-become-incandescent-why/

            “Back in the 1920s, however, when fascism was a new political development, it was widely — and correctly — regarded as being on the political left. Jonah Goldberg’s great book “Liberal Fascism” cites overwhelming evidence of the fascists’ consistent pursuit of the goals of the left, and of the left’s embrace of the fascists as one of their own during the 1920s.

            Mussolini, the originator of fascism, was lionized by the left, both in Europe and in America, during the 1920s. Even Hitler, who adopted fascist ideas in the 1920s, was seen by some, including W.E.B. Du Bois, as a man of the left.”

            http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2012/06/12/socialist_or_fascist/page/full

            Adolf Hitler, quotes about Nazi:

            “We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”

            Adolf Hitler, quotes about Nazi:

            “Why nationalize industry when you can nationalize the people?”

  10. Ted
    Cruz is the most DANGEROUS of candidates because of his DOminion
    theology. CHECK THAT OUT! It is supposedly Christian but it is heresy.
    Christians
    are flocking to him because his a Christian and his father is a pastor.
    GET REAL PEOPLE! DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Dominion theology would make
    Christian values (decided by a few people) the lawa of the land and ALL
    would have to obey them. THis is not unlike Islam in many countries.
    Ted wants to make us once again a Christian nation. Not real bright as
    he is blinded by this theology. THE US is not or has it ever been a
    Christian nation. We ARE A NATION UNDER GOD but not specifically
    Christian. We have fought in 105 wars or skirmishes since 1776. THe US
    has never been an ambassador for Christ. Would a Christian nation burn
    people at the stake for having opposing ideas?
    Cruz has a hidden agenda and its time

    SHEEPLE wake up to that fact.

    http://www.LastDaysInfo.com

    .

  11. Being completely honest, I’d have to say that “I like Trump” 50%; and sincerely hate the established corruption in DC 100%. No person has ever been completely ready for the presidency. That’s why they typically surround themselves with at least 200 advisors. If Trump I should not elected, there will be revolution. We have simply had enough. I am locked and loaded, and ready.

    • One reoccurring theme throughout Trump’s books is “I do not know it all but I get the best of the best in every area with any project I go into.” I expect him to do exactly that if elected. It is about time we had a President who would listen to our leaders in the military, unlike Obama who knows more than they do. We have a close friend who retired after a 35 year career in the military. I asked him how many generals have been forced to retire because they disagreed with Obama – 27! Twenty seven have been ‘forced’ to retire because Obama knew more than they did and look where we are today.

  12. I agree and wonder why some folks just can’t “get” that others are disgusted, disappointed, angry, what have you, about the “system” as it has now become. It was headed this way long ago but the “two party” fakery sort of covered things over. NO POLITICIAN GIVES A DAMN ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO PUT HIM/HER THERE, OTHER THAN TO DESIRE THEY *KEEP* HIM/HER THERE. Beyond that, it is using their connections and vote sales to keep the money and perks coming in. No pol leaves office without being a multi millionaire. That’s the way it’s been for a long time. And they’ll do damned near anything to keep it that way. And the populace is finally beginning to realize they’ve been being “taken” for decades. God only knows what the new voters coming up believe, but they’re certainly not happy.

  13. Absolutely correct! There are far more reasons than this, but this cuts to the chase. The politicos on both sides will fight this tooth and nail. They will fail. “We the people” are wide awake now. Bad time to be a politician. Good time to be Donald Trump!

  14. Dr. Taleb is correct as far as he goes. What Dr. Taleb describes is one of the stages one goes through when death occurs. The death of Western Civilization with the U.S. as its apex has its true believers experiencing the anger stage. When the Republicans commit suicide and Hillary Clinton ascends [descends] to the throne, the depth of the Fall will be evident to even the meanest minds, i.e. William Kristol, Rich Lowry and their ilk. This group of outdated thinkers ignore the daily shifting currents of our enemies and the complete incompetence of our friends. For an excellent example of this thinking mired in the past read William Kristol’s Editorial in the Weekly Standard of March28/April 4. He admits that the Elite will help defeat Mr. Trump and that Hillary’s triumph will be only a minor snag in the Republican party’s march to greatness. He writes this editorial from the rotting flesh of what could have been a magnificent creature. Mr. Kristol says he and his kind will “cheerfully reject their admonitions,” those who warn of the death of so noble a beast and that “We wear their scorn as a badge of honor.” And so the Elite have set the stage for the final act and have declared that it will be better to serve in Hell than rule in Heaven.

  15. VOTE ? that program is the most corrupt in our country today especially when these ELECTORATES are the cheapest form of corruption in politics they are BOUGHT AND SOLD like cheap stocks between corrupt politicians its time to count the PEOPLES VOTE

  16. I fully agree with texexpatriate AND DLynn. Trump HAS opened eyes to the TOTAL CORRUPTION of this “so called” united states govt.He has my TOTAL support and as many people as I can contact. Will be millions.

  17. I absolutely agree with what Dr Taleb, I will not vote for a bought and paid for politician, somewhere along the way the elected lawmakers forgot that they were supposed to serve, not become millionaires. The puppet show is over, I honestly believe the republican establishment will try to throw the election before they let cruz or Trump be the nominee, I would equate that situation to a coup d etat. The republican establishment is terrified of losing their power and influence on the country, I never even knew how crooked they were until this whole Trump phenomena came to be. I never knew the extent that our lawmakers are all bought and paid for literally. They wont act on any issue on any thing no matter how important unless there is something in it for their coffers. they dont have an original thought in their heads.
    Trump has been bombarded with 50 million per week in negative ads paid for by the republican party and ted cruz’s super pac. Then they claim that Trump is running a sleazy campaign, they all are so full of crap anyone can see that unless they are a sheep.
    they are the sleaziest political ads all aimed at the peoples choice for a front runner Donald Trump. I think the republican cartel will vote for hillary if Cruz or Trump become the nominee,because she’s as crooked as they are, so at least with Hillary theyd still have their power. and pay. Their flagerant disrespect for we the peoples concerns and our unhappiness ignored and the direction they have taken our party and beloved country, the voting process, and our choice of front runner only strenghtens our resolve , TRUMP 2016

    • Judge Jeanine Pirro made an opening statement on one of her recent shows that after careful consideration of all going on, there is only one logical explanation – the Rep Establishment is in bed with the DNC. They like the way things are right now – they like their cushiony jobs and the lobbyists like the way things are and no one in D.C. wants the accountability that Trump will bring with him. She has known Trump for over 30 years and describes a man very different from the man the Est wants us to believe him to be. I am totally with you in everything you wrote.

  18. So many still are not on board for Trump and if they don’t wise up we will be in for a brokered convention and not have either Cruz or Trump. When you look at who is against Trump; Soros, Red China, Saudi Arabia, the plethora of red diaper doper babies in either party, you have to think; at what point do these ticks on the butt of the USA have the same interests as I do. My answer is at no pointt. Some may not love Cruz either, but the vitriol is against Trump. If these evil people hate Trump that much, then I have to choose Trump.

    • I have said the exact same thing that a brokered convention will give us a candidate other than Trump or Cruz. This infighting is being promoted by the Establishments to knock both men out of the running. It leaves a wide open trail for them to name whoever they want – and it does not have to be anyone currently running for office.

  19. voter turnout,..and people switching parties… are at an all time high…indicating a high degree of dissatisfaction with the status quo…and a real threat to the “establishment”…[in both parties!]………..

  20. We got to bring together the. Convention Of States. This country and mist of the judicial systems are out of control with corruption. Corruption against its citizens.

  21. YES, but TRUMP can actually fix things. Already he has firms re-thinking leaving the country for cheaper labor. Wait until he has the power to build that wall and allow the Constitution to be followed! He is the only hope to prevent total collapse of FREEDOM!

  22. Politicians are no longer representatives of the people, but are rather pompous Bureaucrats, generally addressed as “The Establishment,” who have been in Washington since the stone-age, continually shifting power of authority from the people to a gang of tyrants; raising their salaries, expense accounts, retirement pensions, initiating a golden medical plan, excuse themselves from paying Social Security, etc., when in fact, the 28th Amendment of the constitution clearly states “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives.”
    And now they have the audacity to rig the primary election, in an attempt to satisfy special interest groups and lobbyist who contribute big bucks to the party, in return for favors. WE THE PEOPLE WILL DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO TOTALLY DESTROY THE “ESTABLISHMENT!!!! TO RETURN REPRESENTATION BACK TO THE PEOPLE!!!!

  23. I absolutely agree. If we had an honest government that actually served the American people and America,,,Donald Trump would not be a candidate. We are voting not so much FOR Trump but AGAINST the establishment government elitist.

  24. This man is Spot On!! It is the Establishment that Needs destroying and that is the aim!! It is Past time the Establishment was destroyed!!

  25. Trump is absolutely our ONLY hope for a candidate. Anyone stupid enough to vote against him fully supports the Establishment. God gave us Trump that is why strong Christians support Trump. Satan comes as an angel of light and that is why young Christians support Cruz. Once you did into Cruz you will feel stupid for ever thinking he was from God.

  26. Well it looks like not all are talking heads. At least with Trump we might actually go by the laws of this land. Any one else it will be bad for this country.

  27. Yes I agree with Dr. Taleb, and I would add a lot of names, among them , we just resently
    found that Ted Cruz is establishment also along with Bush–Mitt Romney—Rubio–Kasich
    and many others.

  28. Yes I agree to large part. However I do think the people supporting Mr. Trump are looking to him to make improvement in our economy and not just to destroy the establishment. We know the Democrats(Liberals) and Kasich will only make it worse and are not sure how much the money men backing Cruz will allow him to do. Surely nothing that will cost them. So I still America will benefit more with Trump than any of the rest.

  29. I agree wholeheartedly with Dr. Taleb. Unfortunately, we’ve been misled by both parties, thinking that when we vote our vote counts. Now we’re finding out the truth!! The Libs want Hillary so badly, they’re fudging with the number of “delegates” each candidate gets ( Bernie gets more votes, yet Hillary gets more delegates). The Repubs. are so afraid of losing their power that they don’t want either candidate that the people are voting for (therefore they want a contested convention, even if Trump or Cruz were to get the 1237 number!!

  30. I have worked for the government before and see that half the people do all the work. If we eliminate half the government workforce we would all be better off. I hope that Trump or someone else can occupy the Oval Office and call agencies and people on the carpet there to hear my favorite words, “You’re fired!’

    • Here’s the problem. They would most likely get rid of the wrong half.

      Government is neither efficient nor effective. It is political.

      • You are absolutely correct. However, I am hoping that Trump will get disgusted with the government logjam and act in an apolitical, effective manner.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here