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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Dog whistles and what not

So Donald Trump wants to bar muslims from coming into the USA.  He said so.  Put out a plan talking about it.

And the usual suspects went apeshit.  Ted Cruz didn't.  All he said was "That's not my plan".  Didn't attack Trump.  But that's because Ted Cruz is smart.  The rest of the field, who were so eager to attack Trump, just found themselves in a shitpile of their own making.

So, to put it another way, the day after the President failed to reassure a scared public following the second worst terrorist attack since 9/11 on domestic soil, Donald Trump not only got himself to the right of all the other candidates, but also got every single one of them save for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX to align themselves with Barack Obama.

I think that Trump has been watching the GOP establishment for some time, and he knows exactly how to push their buttons, what to do to get them to react.  And he's playing them for the fools that they are.

In other news, Ted Cruz, who has NOT attacked Trump, and who has NOT jumped when Trump whistled, is now leading Trump in Iowa and is second in other states, with his numbers steadily growing all over the nation.

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