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  • WayneM

    That is a horrible thought… but I do think I’ve seen a picture of them together at a Klinton fund raiser event back when Trump was playing footsies with the Dems…

    • nadadhimmi

      Trump was a business man. He bribed both Dems and GOPe. He won’t debase himself by accepting bribes from his fellow Billionaires and peers. Trump won’t lower himself to the level of those he despises; grafting Politicians.

  • Pamela

    So who gets the seven years bad luck when the mirror cracks…
    Agatha would know

    • JSStryker

      The United States does.

      • Old Codger

        Only it’ll be eight.

  • H_B

    B Woodman, Bill C suddenly dropping cold would be a disaster for us. It means Hillary suddenly gets to stop talking about herself and get “sympathy” votes.

    • B Woodman

      Sympathy votes? Naaaahh. In her “distraught, grieving” condition, it could be easily proved she’s in no mental condition to be president.
      She’d be in a mental STATE, but that’s not the same thing.

    • Calvin

      Bill assuming room temperature would tie up some loose ends and close some lips forever.

  • Bill M

    Nah, she’s going for the “I’m a grandma again with Chelsea’s strategic second pregnancy.

  • B Woodman

    Never in the same room now? Too bad. I’d pay good money to see that cage grudge match.
    Pull up the chair, pop the corn, open the liquid libations.

    • Wood

      Two man enta! One man leave! I’d give trump the chainsaw…

  • Alien vs Predator, 2016 Edition. No matter who wins, we lose.

    • WayneM

      BOOM!! Excellent!! LOL

  • NotYetInACamp

    Star Trek

    The parallel universe.

    One Evil. One Good.

    Hillary. Donald.

    • Oh yes, I remember that episode well. Logic still won, however.

  • Malatrope

    Chris, I thought better of you. There is no comparison between these two except age.

    • NotYetInACamp

      And the different paths taken.

      One builds.

      One takes.

      • Malatrope

        Indeed.

    • rooftop voter

      Absolutely.

      What scares me is there are otherwise intelligent people even on our side that refuse to actually look past the surface.

      Hillary is exceptionally toxic, Trump quite the opposite.

    • Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder

      Similarities are noted by Jan,
      who sees the world from the socialist view
      as a struggle between rich and poor.
      Jan would see both HRC and Trump as aggressive,
      greedy power mongers with more’n their fair share.

      (Libertarians see the world as a struggle between
      freedom and authoritarians, Conservatives as
      the endless fight between civilization and barbarians.)

    • Chris Muir

      Oh, I’d go for a Trump/Cruz…or better, Cruz,Trump.:)

      • JTC

        “or better, Cruz/Trump.)

        Yeah, you know that ain’t gonna happen.

        But as I’ve said here ad nauseum, Trump/Cruz ’16 Cruz/? ’20

        Cruz ain’t ready yet but I think he can learn a lot in four years. And DT I think can do some good, shut up some doubters, and be out after four.

        It’s a great win/win scenario; I hope it happens.

        • rooftop voter

          If Cruz could just mentor under Trump for at least 4 years, that man would be unbeatable.

          He has a better mind than Trump, but his people skills are not at all honed.

  • interventor

    Read BLoomis statement, sounds like he’s running for prime minister.

  • I think The Donald may be exactly who we need. What we damn sure DON’T need is Hitlery. Cruz seems good, but there are some warts. Hell, almost anybody on our side of the political is so much better than what we currently have it’s stupid, warts and all.

  • Old Codger

    Here’s a question for the gang. I know The Donald isn’t a conservative. But he sure as hell isn’t a progressive, either. Bloomberg IS a prog – total, dyed-in-the-wool progressive. How the hell does somebody like that become a billionaire?

    • Wood

      Same way as the other billionaires and politicians… Other people’s money.

    • H_B

      Liberalism isn’t about “the little guy”, it’s about control. If you’ve got (or people expect you to have) control, you can trade it for favors (see also: Hillary). Graft and kickbacks have traditionally made for a very lucrative arrangement for politicians (see also: Tammany Hall). It also makes for extremely profitable and stable arrangements for businessmen backing the political machine (see also: Krupp, DWG, and the other German backers of the National Socialists; Obama’s “green” energy boondoggles; General Electric; et cetera).

      In addition, if a senior businessman has used underhanded methods to make his company succeed, or has triumphed through chance rather than personal acumen and hard work, it tends to create an inferiority/guilt complex in them. They feel insecure with their wealth and inadequate to it. These people tend to displace this insecurity on others by saying that luck rather than hard work is what makes all successful businesses. They also are prone to being lured in by neo-Liberal/Socialist ideologies because those ideologies offer emotional palliatives for them. They can “excuse” the wealth they own but feel uncomfortable possessing by making public contritions about “caring for the ‘little guy'” – plenary indulgence style. (see also: Bloomberg’s nearly-single-handed backing of anti-gun activist groups.) If those promoted policies are adopted, then they tend to add more control to them and thus more tools for dishonest wealth creation – in a downward spiral (see also: major US cities). It’s a cherry on top that the guilt-laden wealth that drove them to it in the first place also insulates them from any of the negative effects from those policies experienced by the “riff-raff” (whom they coo about, but would never, ever want to be thrust down with).

      That, in a nutshell, is how you get so many “limousine liberals” of the Bloomberg, Clinton, Soros stripe. I do not trust a millionaire, let alone a billionaire, that supports Liberals – it’s as much as a public confession they’ve cheated to get their wealth or have no idea how to really run their company. Real successful businessmen are proud of what they’ve produced and accomplished.

      • H_B

        Wow, I do run on at the mouth occasionally…

        • JTC

          Join the club as to ROATM, but when it’s as cogent, clear, and brilliant as that little diatribe I’m sure most here will forgive it.

        • I admit I got me some “white privilege”. But I got mine the old fashioned way — I earned it.

    • rooftop voter

      How did Bloomburg do it?

      Simple, he is a Bankster, when he got let go at Solomon Bros., he was in a position at the right time to leverage his knowledge of the financial markets with emerging technology to provide other banksters information faster.

  • Pamela

    The thought of either of the mirror-mirror junkies getting elected is frightening. He’ll constantly be wanting to deal, check his coif and pout when he can’t do something. She’s got her enemies list on who needs to disappear and who needs to be destroyed.

    Destroy the Mirror.

    • Wood

      Bingo!! What kind of president will he be? A man who “didn’t like the moderator” so didn’t show up in Iowa but thought he should still have been in the lead? I like that he pisses off both establishment parties, that doesn’t mean I like him. I will vote for him over any democrat or the wrinkled petulant Napoleon.

      • H_B

        Err…is the Napoleon comment directed at Bloomberg, Sanders, or Clinton? (They’re all rather wrinkled and short…)

        • Pamela

          Remove the structural spanx support, and oh Lord have we got droop displacement and sag.

          Maybe having them all get nekkid and see what falls off or is fake?

  • OpenTheDoor

    “…and they just can’t figure out the appeal of the Bern.”
    Let’s see, voters are tired of the same ol’ spin.
    Both sides turned out to be manipulative liars, both the executive and congressional branches, both sides cannot figure out the outsider appeal.
    The tree of liberty needs pruning.
    Just how stupid are they?
    Retorical question.

    • B Woodman

      “The tree of liberty needs pruning.”
      No, the tree of Liberty needs watering, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

      • H_B

        It also needs a little less “southern exposure”, methinks… Perhaps a little fence for some shade?

    • NotYetInACamp

      Trump is the first candidate to endorse the good beliefs of the American people and not be tied to a slavish demanding agenda to destroy the people.
      He has some expansion of the enabling of the American people to define yet, but he is pointing to it.
      All politics of late has been Machiavellian, or tied to a resistance against the Establishment rock that is a defensive base they are growing. Ron Paul is an excellent example of a good person who stuck to a Libertarian philosophy that does nt quite fit with all people. It is a great philosophy, but, like Goldwater’s conservative philosophy, it was not translated into thoughts that the majority of Americans could understand, and even more important to so many voters that are required, that the American voter could feel good about his vote and about himself that he was doing something good with his vote.
      trump is off all reservations, yet, maintaining a large part of what America and American Law, and American feelings are about.

      Bernie is doing that within the context of a good socialist dictator who will help everyone, as opposed to the Democrats who say that, yet never deliver. Of course, Bernie’s socialism will never be able to deliver. That he is doing so well shows that, in spite of Obama destroying that type of narrative, so many progressively educated (sic) products of our schools want to feel good thinking that this time it will work. they feel good believing that what Bernie says is what should be. they still want that hoe and Change, though it is a Hope and Change after the Hope and Change guy has screwed it up badly. But many I speak with do not see that about Obama. they think and say that Obama has done a wonderful job. They are tied into much different information streams that I and i would say about all who peruse this endeavor. Boy, did I get an emphatic “Obama has done a wonderful job!” from a member of the Screen Actors guild the other day after a few pokes at her inner core beliefs about the US and the world. It’s so easy. They cannot tolerate anything that disrupts their view of the world.
      From what Trump has been saying, I trust him and his advisers more than any other candidate that I have looked at. He is not perfect, but, he can lead the charge in the right direction, and, I pray to God, get good results for the most part.

  • Daniel in Brookline

    Now, that’s just not true. I’ve seen pictures of Hillary, and I’ve seen pictures of Trump, and I can almost always tell the difference between them.

    • H_B

      One has better hair.

      • But which one has better ankles?

  • woodNfish

    Very disappointing to know that you’d rather take the donor bribe owned, flip-flopping, insincere candidates over the only self funded capitalist in the bunch, Chris. I’m thinking you may be a gruber in disguise who is all in for the RINO status quo.

    • Chris Muir

      I’m thinking you haven’t read dbd at all.Look above in the comments what I said.

    • H_B

      I’d call that a radical interpretation of the text…

      He’s making word-play (as he usually does) and staking it from the view-point of one of his “liberal” characters. Damon, in contrast, says he doesn’t share that perspective.

      Incidentally, if Clinton founders, you’re going to hear a lot more of those comparisons. The foundation of Sanders campaign is his fight against the “moneyed powers of the status quo” – which Trump will have to stand in for if Clinton is gone. Ironically, Trump’s brash loud-mouth-ism will partially insulate him from that, as he sounds like the unfiltered voice in the back of many people’s heads rather than the stiff and pompous Powers That Be.

      • John Greer

        It will be interesting to see what happens if Clinton fails to get the nomination.
        Some believe that Trump would bow out immediately since he would no longer have a reason to split the Republican vote.

        • H_B

          If anyone’s “splitting the Republican vote”, it’s the Bush-Christie-Kasich-Santorum-Huckabee group of zero-chance candidates.

        • H_B

          I’m hoping though, that if Clinton does falter in the nomination process, that will puncture the armor of political-inevitability that’s preventing her from being indicted.

  • GregTorrance

    Excellent. Thanks. When they are together, they use mirrors, like Copperfield or maybe Siegfried and Roy.

    • Chris Muir

      Thank you, Gregster! 🙂

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