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  • WayneM

    It seems like Jeb can’t see for the forest for the trees… 😀

      • WayneM

        Meh… Jeb is bush-league…

    • Cliff H

      You can’t get American TEA from a Bush.

  • Vorlonagent

    Jedb’s in this race?

    • H_B

      Yeah! He’s battling for last place with Graham =D!

  • KenH

    Why is a bitchstain who barely has 2% of any poll even hanging in there? Other being a vehicle for the GOPRINO scumbags trying to take down Donnie, and sucking down lots of backer money….

    • eon

      He gets to brag that he’s trouncing Kasich?

      And “It’s my turn to be the candidate”?

      Things like that matter in the Northeast Republican/RINO Old Boy Network, you know.

      Just not anywhere else.

      clear ether

      eon

      • markm

        Not “It’s my turn to be the candidate” so much as “If Daddy’s influence could get W in, I ought to be a shoe-in.” Somehow GWB had the nomination sewn up before people found out that he spent half his life as a drunk and never held a job his father didn’t get for him – and Jeb doesn’t realize that we’re finally on to that family of RINOs.

  • Doc Epador

    Mrs Epador hates evil dead but I am Groovey Bruce fan from the get go. Hell, I lived in MI when first film came out. I wanna blow up of Zed as Bruce for my next donation goody. oK? But it’s gotta be BIG!

    • Chris Muir

      Good.Bad.I’m the guy with the pen.You got it,Doc.

    • Kafiroon

      Can he have both the chainsaw and the boom stick?
      I’m in for that donation.

    • GWB

      Yeah, you can get away with that. Anybody wanting a live-size copy of Sam and Naomi, in the altogether, gets looked at really funny and shunned at holiday parties.
      What? Stop looking at me that way.

      • Chris,

        You realize you have a bunch of strange people reading this strip. Oh BTW thanks

        • Chris Muir

          My target demographic,yup.

        • Spin Drift

          “I’m not strange, I’m just drawn that way.” that could have been said by Jessica Rabbit.

          Spin
          War Damn Eagle
          Molon Labe

  • CitizenOutkast

    Good to see the title “cuckservative” is getting around. If only they were smart enough to realize what the term means. Ah, who am I kidding? It’s not like they’d care to pull themselves off of Democrat toilet paper duty to become true right wingers.

    • Blue Quasar

      They are smart enough but like a true cuckservative they do the left’s dirty work for them and try to associate race with the word.

      Race has nothing to do with the way conservatives use the word and they know it. And what conservatives also know is that the left will call conservatives racists no matter what conservatives do or what words they use. In the end it’s just another leftist method of shutting down free speech by a special pleading of ignorance of meaning.

  • H_B

    Just as an aside, Mr Muir, I am continually impressed with your ability at word-play. In-stride triple-meaning with a pop-culture reference folded-on for the last word balloon: awesome.

    • Chris Muir

      I be devious.

  • JTC

    Jeb is irrelevant now even to the establishment GOP.

    There was a big establishment GOP pow wow today where it was apparently decided that it’s time to take Trump down, and Sprout wasn’t even invited.

    They have chosen the new guy as both their speaker and their face -let’s call them the Ryanos- and they are scared. Their world is imploding, and all Trump/Cruz have to do now is pick a lane and stay in it to secure the nom. The gen is another matter, and I fully expect to see the Ryanos throw their support to the beast.

    • Cliff H

      Dump Trump –
      Chooz Cruz

      • rooftop voter

        Cruz can’t keep his mouth shut about his religion long enough to get elected.

        Otherwise he is the best choice.

        Unfortunately, you got to win to be in.

        Trump/Cruz 2016, would give Cruz 4 years to learn how to connect with the people without the Evangelical side scaring them off.

        • Chris Muir

          yup.

  • Jeb Bush

    I don’t get it? Triple-what? I was born on third.

  • Bill G

    So far, so good. But as long as he’s in he’s positioned to take over if the RINOs can bend the rules enough.

  • Beaamer

    Thanks for bringing Sam Axe into play. Is Bruce Campbell a conservative or is it his ‘Burn Notice’ alter-ego that leans our way?

    • Spin Drift

      I watched half of the final season of “Burn Notice” on the way to China before the battery in the laptop died. Though I didn’t catch the Bruce Campbell tie in. Must be all this Chinese smog clouding my mind. Though JEB still thinking that he is in it to win it must be some ancient Chinese secret.

      Spin
      War Damn Eagle
      Molon lobe
      Hold the MSG

      • H_B

        How bad is that, really? (The reported Chinese pollution, not Jeb’s delusions of relevance.)

  • nonncom

    Hate to see a RINO win it, and Jeb is surely that, but that said, Trump has now made himself un-electable IMMHO….many of my conservative, independent friends say he went too far….there’s a difference in putting a hold on immigration and banning a whole religion….if Trump breaks off and goes third party, break out the champagne for hillery….Perot put the first clinton in the white house, Donald’s action, should he go that way, would do the same for this one…hope that wasn’t the plan all along…a vote for a third party candidate is a vote for hillery….Right now I’m in the Cruz/Fiorina camp….

    • JTC

      Gone too far? I don’t think so. Like all of what Trump has said that shocked and offended the progs of both parties, what sounds off-the-cuff turns out to be supported by US law, and already the pundits are saying he could win in court.

      I said yesterday the outright ban on muzzies was untenable but by then DT had already polished his statement saying it was temporary and with exceptions for legitimate functions. And then commenter ensitue quoted the actual federal law Public Law 414, supporting such action based on the sworn goal of those who identify Muslim adherents to Islam to overthrow US gov. You think the Donald didn’t know of that obscure unenforced provision. He has made a yooogely successful career and zillions of dollars by knowing and using things that “smart people” didn’t.

      If he has the good sense to continue to groom Cruz as his vice, both before and after the election, that team will have all they need to slam their way through the process, shut down the namby pamby legacy pols, and set the stage for the 2020’s under Cruz to be the new Reagan decade.

      My resolve for this ticket was strengthened last night when some pasty faced tool, I think it was the hilariously and ironically named Josh Earnest, said that Trump has a core constituency of ignorant uneducated (defined by his as not indoctrinated in the commie compounds of academia). Pretty much a polished-up version of Obama’s original characterization of all who are not him or his minions as porch-sittin’ gun-totin’ cousin-humpin’ mouth-breathin’ denizens of flyover country. God, I hate those m’er f’ers so much, and so anxiously want to see Trump stuff their smarmy faces up their ass and send them home.

      And then this morning it is announced that Angela Merkel is Time’s “person of the year”. What a fucking laugh…she may be theirs, but there is no doubt in my mind (and in theirs if they could be honest for once), that regardless of the outcome, that politics, the establishment, and the world itself is different and better because of what we have seen in the last six months…for better or for worse -and certainly in my view for better- Donald Trump is the Man of The Year, and I hope and pray I can say that many times as we move into the future of our Republic. Because if not, I have no confidence at all that there will be one.

      Trump/Cruz ’16
      Cruz/? ’20 & ’24

      • rooftop voter

        JTC, beautifully said.

        If you want to try and understand what Trump is doing, read the art of the deal.

        It is quite illuminating, Trump is negotiating directly with the people.

        • John Egbert

          As did Reagan. And the establishment press is just as incoherently infuriated at being summarily deposed from their customary (just ask ’em) position as “kingmaker.” A truly beautiful sight . . .

          • rooftop voter

            John- Isn’t it a thing of beauty?

            I am glad I lived long enough to see history repeat itself.

        • JTC

          rv, what’s funny is that I read AotD when it came out in the 80’s, I probably still have it somewhere…

          I was in my 30’s, the prime of my entrepreneurial years, always with an aggressive pie-in-the-sky (but viable in my mind), fire-in-the-belly business idea. After reading an article about Wayne Huizinga, founder of Waste Management, Blockbuster, and owner at the time of the Dolphins, I made an appointment to meet with him at his north Miami office and pitch my property in Sebring as a Blockbuster-anchored joint venture plaza (yeah I had brass balls back then), and the guy was great and showed interest but had already committed to building a store a few miles away. Then there was my pre-ebay plan for Show&Sell (alternate name The ClassyFieds) where we would set up a bank of them newfangled Apple IIe computer thingies and people could come in and search through our database of new and used goods for sale…I did not envision the ‘net of course that made it possible to do all of that in your living room.

          Then after reading Trump’s book, I had read about Chalk’s International Airlines, the first scheduled passenger service in the US, that used float planes out of Lauderdale/Miami and served the Bahamas resorts; in my mind that was a perfect tie-in to Resorts International Paradise Island that DT was checking out, and I thought he would love the PR value of saving this historic airline that was about to go bust, and ferrying his gamblers to and from the islands. Sent him a letter which was actually answered by his office and said Donald showed some interest but that it looked like the Resorts deal wasn’t going to happen, which it didn’t. But I was truly inspired by the guy, especially the story about saving the Rock Center skating rink, and of course he had a pretty large presence in Palm Beach County where he had built a condo tower and was in the process of acquiring the Mar a Lago estate which even the state was afraid to take on but which Trump redeveloped masterfully. If anything I was even more inspired when his empire took some major hits a few years later but didn’t take him out as he gradually and patiently built it back to the powerhouse that it is again today. Equally impressive is that while I’m an old guy now with no more of that fire in the belly for aggressive ideas, Trump is going stronger than ever.

          Early in this presidential campaign I figured he was in it for the spotlight and the ego trip…and to some degree I think that actually is true, I’ve said I think he wants to win more than he really wants to be prez. But I’ve become a yooge supporter due to his fearless recognition and calling out of the stupidity and cluelessness of what passes for leadership in Washington today, and the fact that he doesn’t need anybody’s money to do it really attracted me. Right now as I’ve said I think he has the bluster and the balls to bust through the PC BS, get elected, and enact some of his ideas that just might save us from ourselves.

          And if he’s as smart as I think, he’s already considering going one-term and laying the groundwork for Cruz as his vice (there’s a reason they’ve not gone after each other though Cruz almost put his foot in his mouth a few days ago) and later as prez to return the USA to the Constitutional Republic that it once was. Cruz without Trump has little chance because he just doesn’t have the charisma and star power that is absolutely critical to getting through the crap before having a chance to actually do anything. That’s my ticket, ya’ll, the only one I think can do the job.

          Sorry for the TL;DR thing Chris, the mention of Trump’s book got me reminiscing about the past and hoping for the future.

          Trump/Cruz ’16
          Cruz/? ’20

          • rooftop voter

            JTC, don’t be sorry, your tome was excellent. It shows people this country was infested with people with brass balls in the past. I never had a set like yours, but if I had, I would be much richer than I am. I was the computer nerd who used to talk with Gates back in the DARPANET days. Gad, 150 Baud on the teletype….. Who knew? Oh yea, those guys who became Billionaires.

            Anyway, I thought of DT much the same as you did early on, what changed my mind was an interview a couple of months ago where DT was describing how though he specifically told people not to send contributions, he had folks sending him money. As he described an older woman’s contribution where she apologized for not having more to send as she was on a fixed income, you could see him get very emotional, he didn’t choke up, but you could clearly see how the trust of those who believed in him had affected his view.

            There isn’t anyone who can fake that, nor would anyone on some small stage interview.

            That’s when I decided that he was real, and would give it his all to be a great President FOR the people, not for a legacy.

            I guess that’s why I get so defensive against all the jackoffs who call him narcissist, lying about what he says or does to derail his candidacy.

          • Iconoclast

            JTC, excellent post, whether despite or because of length. I followed a largely similar path to supporting DT. I still think he will have trouble navigating / managing a pluralistic authority structure, yet clearly he has decided to speak to the voters rather than any establishment group, which is what most troubles the presstitutes and GOPe (note the ones excoriating DT are NOT rank & file CongressCritters or Senators, but those with far more to lose if the UniParty becomes obsolete). The smarter Republicans have their mouths shut on the Presidential Primary race, and I suspect more than a few are greatly sympathetic to him as well as grateful they can keep to his shadow for the most part.

            The closest analogy I can contemplate is the good Roosevelt (TEDDY). Equally bold, outspoken, patriotic & courageous (DT has to be at the top of every jizzlamic hit list). I also agree on Cruz … that unspoken truce between them is very, VERY loud. And with some national face time, especially with DT’s imprimatur, the brilliant, very articulate Senator from Texas would be a formidable candidate to be a great President himself in the next decade.

      • H_B

        But wait, there’s more! From 8 USC §1182:

        Furthermore, Jimmey Carter used this power to block entry of Iranians during the Iran crisis, and no less a luminary than Obama used it to temporarily stop accepting refugees early in his term.

        Game, set, match.

        The Trump Train hath not Brakes.

        • H_B

          Bah, html fail. Here’s what I was trying to blockquote:

          From 8 USC §1182: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

  • B Woodman

    YEB! I love the do-over parody of Him! colored yellow, wearing Minion goggles.

    One of the Many! reasons that Jeb! isn’t getting more traction in this race, is that we, The People! are tired of dynasties; Kennedy, Shrub, and Clintoon can all go to the dustbin of history.
    And if the Shrubs! and the Clintoons continue to try to push their dynasty, they can all die nasty.

    • Gyro

      Dynasties are a hallmark of third world banana republics. Greece spent the last 60 years alternating between Papandreous and Karamanlis and look where they are now. The problem in the US is that if you look at state level politics, you see the kids of current politicians going into what they consider the “family business” and have some kind of sense of entitlement to public office.

      • B Woodman

        Saw something similar recently in Utah. Not a dynasty, exactly, but that sense of ENTITLEMENT, when Bob Bennett (3 terms, 18 years) lost the nomination for another term to Mike Lee. Boy, was Bob PISSED. He thought he had it sewn up as the incumbent, but NOOO, here comes a rank outsider to oust him. No graciousness in Bob whatsoever.

  • azscram

    We’re seeing the downside to the national party committees. The state party boss was corrupt, but he was beholden to the interests of the people in his state. In order for a candidate to win a national election, there had to be a lot of horse trading between states interests. Now that we’ve cut the state parties out of the process, the elites have taken over the presidency. Throw in an apathetic electorate, and the job now goes to the highest bidder.

    • Chris Muir

      nicely summed up.

  • Bandito

    Don’t underestimate the enemies–the RNC establishment and the Dems. They are allies and are scared shitless about what it would mean if either Trump or Cruz wins the primary, after which either one will win the general election.

    So they will conspire to have democrat voters cross over the line and vote in the republican primary for Jeb (or whowever is selected by TPTB). Look for the RNC to have the primary rules loosed in several key, large population states. They will either allow independents to pull the R ballot (which is sometimes the case already), or make it an open primary where even registered Dems can pull the R ballot. This will be done in collusion with the Dems, who will push Jeb over the top. True, those who cross over will not be able to vote the D ballot, but what do they care about the race between Shillary and Sanders? The key thing is to ensure that a RINO/Cuckservative takes the primary once again.

    • H_B

      That would be an “The Emperor is naked” moment, especially with all the airtime and focus (and ratings – hell, CNN just added *another* Republican debate so they can sell more advertising space) Trump is garnering. The cynicism would just be too blatant if they did that and succeeded. They could basically kiss what control they have left goodbye and never be supported or trusted again.

      • Iconoclast

        Should such an effort occur, it is a safe bet the “Unintended Consequences” will be most unfavorable for the elitists & leftists, and likely expressed long before November. They’ve stolen elections on a regular basis since Reagan, notably with grotesque egregiousness in 2012 – which GOPe Milquetoast Mittens never challenged!

        Americans are far angrier today than in the past two election cycles and the Uniparty really should think about this as well as the fact it was Americans rather than liberals who bought 100 million firearms since soetoro slithered into the Oval Office. We are in a very dangerous place and one where it is imperative we stand together if we are to survive as an independent nation state. Nevertheless, my sense is the left has pushed the springs of patriotic Americans dangerously close to full compression and there’s damn little remaining to hold that energy back from release. A cynical effort to derail the Republican nomination process to the benefit of the Uniparty elitists would surely trigger it.

  • Boobie the Rocket Dog

    Chris- Don’t suppose you were around in 2002 when JEB! ordered all backyard citrus trees destroyed and sent state employees out t5o every home carrying chainsaws?

    • Chris Muir

      yeah,but they didn’t make it to here-kept out tangerine and lemon tree.

  • “Trump train is bound for Glory! (this train)”
    “Trump train is bound for Glory! (this train)”
    “This train is bound for glory,”
    “Don’t carry nothing but the Righties and the holy.”
    “This train is bound for glory, this train.”
    . . . and the rest of it — adjust as necessary.
    http://woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/This_Train_Is_Bound_For_Glory.htm

  • Ernest Borowicz

    I believe Trump knows exactly what he is doing. He knows the buttons to push and the switches to turn to exploit the pent up frustrations of the American voter. And… it’s working.

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