Our friend Ralph, who worked hard on the campaign and its ground game in Ohio, thought they had done a terrible job. He went to bed at 9pm, thinking Trump had lost. He woke up the next morning in a foul mood and drove off to work. He called Joe, his political consultant buddy in Columbus to commiserate.

Ralph: “I’m sick to death of this. Every damn election cycle, same damn thing”.
Joe: “Trump won. He won”.
Ralph: “You work your butt off and you end up with another loss”.
Joe: “He won, he won”.
Ralph: “I can’t take it anym…. Huh??? Wha… He Won???”

There is virtually no difference between the Republicans and Democrats in congress. They are owned by the donor class and follow that class’s globalist agenda. Hillary says she wants open borders and open markets across the Americas when she gives paid speeches behind closed doors. Paul Ryan, John McCain, Mitch McConnell et al worked hand-in-hand with Democrats to pass open borders legislation (the Gang of 8’s Comprehensive Immigration Bill).and more open market trade deals (TPP). You will note that these are the GOP types who are working to undermine Trump.

Trump threatens the donor class so they are pulling every dirty trick in the book to destroy him. Trump wants to stop the flood of illegal immigrants that cross our southern border. Illegals kill 4,000 US citizens annually (figures the DOJ works hard to hide), and that doesn’t count the thousands of drug overdoses from the drugs brought across the border by the Mexican drug cartels. Cheap labor is far more important to the donor class than American lives and jobs.

Trump wants to stop the export of American manufacturing to China and Mexico by renegotiating trade deals like NAFTA and China’s membership of the WTO. That threatens the donor class who profit greatly by exploiting cheap labor markets.

When GWB ran, the press dropped an election ever bombshell that GWB had a DUI conviction.

When McCain was running, the NYT ran an election eve frontpage story that falsely accused McCain of having an affair with a lobbyist.

When Romney ran, the media labelled him a “vulture capitalist” who tortured dogs and gave women cancer.

Now that Trump has a chance, they are pulling out all the stops. NBC dropped the Billy Bush tape where Trump speaks crudely about groupies (you mean, you never heard about groupies?). Now, right on cue. all sorts of women are coming forward with unverifiable claims that Trump groped them.Just like they did when Herman Cain was surging in the polls.

There may be a reason why Trump is not being killed in the polls; Trump supporters no longer have any faith in the mainstream media.

I believe in the rule of law and the power of incentives.

Mark Steyn has an interesting story about illegals.

Not long after 9/11 I chanced to be heading north on Interstate 87 between Plattsburgh and Montreal. At the border crossing from Champlain, N.Y., to Lacolle, Quebec, I noticed that what appeared to be a mini-refugee camp had sprung up. It’s not often that you see teeming hordes lining up to get into Canada… The immigration officer … explained that most of the guys waiting to get in were from Pakistan. In the wake of 9/11, the authorities had rounded up various persons of interest in the New York City area. Whether or not they were terrorists, they’d certainly violated immigration law, overstaying visas and so forth. And as a result many other illegal immigrants from Muslim countries had concluded it was time to liquidate their assets and break for the border.

In other words, the round-up of a relatively small number of persons sent thousands more fleeing to Canada.

Presently, all the incentives encourage illegals to enter the US. Why not? They get Medicaid, food stamps, schooling for their children, jobs and, in too many cases, the opportunity to pursue a life of crime. If they have anchor babies, even better; their welfare payments can’t be turned off. Cruz and Trump agree on anchor babies, BTW.

The Mexican government receives more revenue from Mexicans resident in the US (legal and illegal) than it does from oil. Mexico is exporting its poverty and crime to the US. It’s a deliberate policy on its part and it has huge incentives to continue pushing its people across the border. If the flow isn’t halted, we won’t have a country anymore.

The drug cartels are also a massive problem that the Mexican government has struggled with. Needless to say, the flood of drugs across the border has only increased.

Yes, deporting illegals is a bigger problem than it was back it the 1950’s. It is also more urgent.

There are enough laws in place to give most of the recent arrivals a path to citizenship.It is called “Go Home!”. Cut off tax-payer funded welfare, and 60% of illegals will be given an incentive to go home. Shutdown sanctuary cities and more of the criminals and welfare cheats would be caught and deported. Threaten to block the remittances and the Mexican government will have incentives to close the border and accept back its own citizens. Mexico currently has a huge trade surplus with the US. That is a huge source of leverage.

A case can be made for illegals who have settled down, gotten jobs, committed no more crimes and taken no welfare, to get legal status.

The key is to remove the incentives to come and stay. It can be done. A majority would like it done. In a generation, that majority will have been overtaken. But, our politicians have ignored the will of the people ever since Reagan foolishly granted amnesty.

Either we reverse illegal immigration or it’s Adios America.

The Republican Party was founded to destroy slavery. Abraham Lincoln led that fight. 389,753 Union troops died and 275,175 were injured. Many of those Union troops were black but the vast majority were white.

https://www.phil.muni.cz/~vn…/amstudies/civilwar_stats.htm

After Reconstruction, the Democrats instituted segregation and enforced it with their terrorist arm, the KKK. The KKK murdered blacks and Republicans.

It was President Dwight Eisenhower who signed the first Civil Rights act in 1957.

President Johnson’s Civil Rights Act passed because of Republican support. Southern Democrats were fiercely opposed to it.

We can go into a long discussion about why blacks, well, inner city blacks, have been mired in poverty and crime. Renowned black economist Thomas Sowell is good on the subject. The biggest factor has been the disintegration of the black family. Out of wedlock births went from numbers comparable to white numbers before 1960 to over 70%. White Democrats passed welfare legislation that rewarded unmarried women and let the fathers off the hook. Incentives matter, and, in poor communities with lousy schools, and no job prospects, black communities struggled.

There is a lot that can be done to help the black community. Donald Trump is going to help them with school choice, improved job opportunities, strong law and order and strong borders.

Let me count the ways that Democrats cheat:

Illegals voting (especially in California where voters can register at the DMV without proof of citizenship).
Green card holders voting.
Dead people switching parties and voting posthumously.
People voting in more than one state.
Stealing mail-in ballots.
Voting multiple times.
Rigging voting machines.
Buying votes.
Simultaneous registration and voting.
Stealing/losing ballot boxes.
Using lawfare to stymie voter ID laws.
Intimidating voters at the polling booth.
Endless recounts as new ballot boxes are discovered.

I’m sure I missed some.

There really wasn’t much doubt that he would blow away the competition. The most remarkable aspects are how little he actually spend and how much his opponents spent trying to take him down with negative ads.

On to the general. after a few more formalities such as the California primary. There is lots of speculation on his possible VP pick. It probably won’t be Cruz or Rubio, two first time senators with no real standing inside the GOP establishment.. It won’t be Bush or Ms. Graham (as we call him in out household). Fiorina and Carson lack the political experience Trump wants. Chris Christie is a possibility, as is Jeff Sessions. Rick Scott might have a shot, although Trump can win Florida on his own. Kasich is too weak on illegal immigration to be taken seriously by a campaign that wants to build a wall. If Trump wants to play identity politics, there are three GOP women governors and Senator Tim Scott who could be contenders.

One off the wall suggestion is Ivanka Trump.

Last stop before Super Tuesday. What can the rest of the field do now?

All agree to drop in favor of Cruz?

All agree to drop in favor of Rubio?

Even if they do, it won’t help the GOPe much.