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JUST IN: Elected Loser Ben Carson Will Head Trump’s VP Search Committee

Donald Trump is now officially in the market for a suitable running mate who will run as his Vice President in the general election. And like many candidates, Trump has decided to form a committee to help him select the best person. He has decided to make failed GOP Presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson the chairman of that committee.

You remember Dr. Carson. He’s the guy who said on the campaign trail:

  • “My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain. Now all the archaeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big if you stop and think about it. And I don’t think it’d just disappear over the course of time to store that much grain.”
  • “The current Members of Congress have a combined 8,700 years of political experience. Are we sure political experience is what we need? Every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no federal elected office experience. What they had was a deep belief that freedom is a gift from God.”
  • “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”
  • “A lot of people who go into prison straight and when they come out, they’re gay, so did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.”


Trump informed the New York Times:

“I think on the committee I’ll have Dr. Ben Carson and some other folks.”

The presumptive GOP nominee also said he would most likely be seeking a running mate who has political experience:

 “I’m more inclined to go with a political person. I have business very much covered.”

Appearing on CNN yesterday, Trump was asked if Ohio Governor John Kasich would be on his shortlist of potential Veeps. Ohio is seen as crucial to Republican chances in November. Trump replied:

“I would be interested in vetting John. I like John. I’ve had a good relationship with John. I’ve gotten along with him well.”

For his part, Kasich has said on several occasions that there is “zero chance” he would agree to be on a ticket with Trump.

If you’re interested in seeing more of the crazy stuff that has come out of Ben Carson’s mouth, take a look at this video:

This article was originally published by the same author at BipartisanReport.com.

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Politics The Karma Is Gonna Get Ya

California Newspaper Epically Trolls The Donald With Controversial Cover

The OCWeekly is what’s known as an “alternative newspaper,” and on this week’s issue its editor-in-chief, Gustavo Arellano, decided to take some of the ugly lies and myths Donald Trump has promulgated over the past several months head on. The result is this hilarious cover:

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Oh no they didn’t! Oh yes they did, and it’s freaking awesome!

Arellano wrote an accompanying commentary in which he notes:

“For more than a year, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee has peddled all sorts of nasty myths against Mexicans, from painting undocumented immigrants as rapists and Typhoid Marias to insisting a massive wall on the U.S.-Mexico border will make America great again.”


The donkey in the illustration serves a dual purpose: One, it’s the symbol of the Democratic Party, which looks to take Trump for a ride and leave him high and dry when Election Day rolls around. Secondly, it’s also part of the urban myth in the United States that so-called “donkey shows” are easily found across the border. In those, a woman and a donkey allegedly get to know each other in the Biblical sense.

Arellano also had this to say about Trump:

“His campaign has grown as grotesque as a donkey show, those Tijuana spectacles that exist only in the fevered minds of gabachos, and it made a stop in Costa Mesa last week, with Trump the featured star and the Weekly documenting every scream, punch and lie. So it’s also only fitting legendary cartoonista Lalo Alcaraz capture the moment, you know?”

And the donkey mounting the Donald has another meaning that anyone who despises Trump  can appreciate:

“Democrats violating Trump from behind is what he can expect when he faces Hillary Clinton come November. Enjoy our package, and don’t forget to register to vote!”

Yes, register and vote. America cannot afford to let Trump anywhere near the White House. Not now, not ever.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

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How ‘Yuuuuuge’ Will Trump’s Defeat In November Be? Let Us Count The Ways

When Donald Trump–whom I will be calling “He of the Tiny Hands Who Loses” on numerous occasions in the months ahead–romped to victory in Indiana last night, I began to smile. Why? Because this means that the GOP is doomed in November. Doomed to lose the White House, doomed to lose control of the Senate, and doomed to lose a giant share of their advantage in the House. That is how toxic Donald Trump is to the Republican Party. Here’s a simple analogy: Have you ever heard what happens when you pour sugar into someone’s gas tank? Trump is a giant bag of sugar being dumped into the tank known as the GOP. Good luck getting that crap out of the system once it’s there.

In less than 24 hours since Trump became the presumptive nominee for 2016, Republicans have come out in droves to say they will not vote for him, come hell or high water. Many are even vowing they will vote for Hillary Clinton in protest. There’s also whispered talk of a splinter group from the GOP running an acceptable Republican as a third-party alternative. But who would a third-party hurt the most if the third-party comes from the rank and file of the GOP? It would clearly take even more votes away from Trump.

In March, Nate Silver of Fivethirtyeight.com tweeted out the bad news for the GOP in this election cycle. Here it is in blue and red:

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Keep in mind this was long before Trump was the presumptive nominee for the GOP. One can only imagine how many additional states will be turning blue with Trump leading the ticket.

On cable news shows last night, talk began about who Trump might now choose as his running mate, the person who would be a heartbeat away from the Oval Office should something happen to Trump. One pundit on Fox News remarked:

“He has to decide who will make him look the most Presidential.”

No one can make you look Presidential just by standing next to you. And the larger issue is the simple fact that virtually no one votes based on who is on the ticket as Vice President. It just doesn’t factor in unless you manage to pick some total moron like Sarah Palin. How did that work out for John McCain?

Consider this: With Trump as the GOP nominee two states suddenly are in play that are NEVER in play in a general election: Mississippi and Utah. Read that again: Mississippi and Utah! If you’re a Republican and you cannot even lock up two of the most conservative states in the country, you are truly doomed.

Here’s a friendly piece of advice for Donald Trump: Go ahead and start crafting your concession speech, because you’re gonna be giving it early in the evening once the election returns start pouring in. Oh, and one more thing, Donald: You’re a loser and you always will be.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

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Politics

Trump Becomes Presumptive Nominee; Warren Opens Up Giant Can Of Whoop A*s On Him

With his victory in the Indiana GOP primary last night, Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican nominee. His nearest competitor, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, suspended his campaign, and Ohio Governor John Kasich is so far behind that his chances of challenging Trump are slim to none.

Not long after the results were announced last night, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren went on Facebook and decided to express her feelings regarding the Donald. Here’s what Warren posted:

“Donald Trump is now the leader of the Republican Party. It’s real – he is one step away from the White House. Here’s what else is real:

“Trump has built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia. There’s more enthusiasm for him among leaders of the KKK than leaders of the political party he now controls.

“He incites supporters to violence, praises Putin, and, according to a columnist who recently interviewed him, is “cool with being called an authoritarian” and doesn’t mind associations with history’s worst dictators.

“He attacks veterans like John McCain who were captured and puts our servicemembers at risk by cheerleading illegal torture. In a world with ISIS militants and leaders like North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un conducting nuclear tests, he surrounds himself with a foreign policy team that has been called a “collection of charlatans,” and puts out contradictory and nonsensical national security ideas one expert recently called “incoherent” and “truly bizarre.”

“What happens next will test the character for all of us – Republican, Democrat, and Independent. It will determine whether we move forward as one nation or splinter at the hands of one man’s narcissism and divisiveness. I know which side I’m on, and I’m going to fight my heart out to make sure Donald Trump’s toxic stew of hatred and insecurity never reaches the White House.”

When I read that, I wanted to give Senator Warren a standing ovation. She also took to Twitter and let the Donald have it there, too:

No matter what role she winds up playing in the 2016 race, Trump will be trying to dodge incoming fire from Warren until Election Day.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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DERP! Heidi Cruz Just Said Her Husband Ted ‘Is An Immigrant’ (Video)

Not long ago, Ted Cruz found himself having to defend his wife, Heidi, against attacks from Donald Trump. Trump was responding to an ad run by a Super PAC supporting Cruz which showed Trump’s wife, Melania, in a scantily clad photo shoot she did years ago with the tagline, “Meet Melania Trump–Your Next First Lady.” The GOP race had descended into an ugly new depth at that point, with spouses suddenly becoming fair game as fodder for the candidates and their supporters.

Now we have Heidi Cruz attempting to somehow resurrect her husband’s campaign as the state of Indiana votes today in what could well wind up being the last gasp for the Cruz campaign, despite the candidate saying that he’s in the Republican race to the bitter end. Bitter is an appropriate word for Cruz, as his wife told a group of potential voters in the Hoosier State:

“Do you know that Ted has been winning the millennial vote in state after state. He’s been winning the women’s vote in state after state. Ted is an immigrant. He is Hispanic. We can unify this party.

Cruz is an immigrant? Holy cow! Doesn’t that play right into what Trump has said all along about Cruz not being eligible to run for the White House because he was born in Canada? The Cruz camp immediately attempted to walk (try run) back Heidi Cruz’s remarks, telling the media that what Mrs. Cruz meant to say is that her husband’s father is an immigrant from Cuba, a point Ted Cruz often makes when he’s asked how he plans to win the votes of Latinos come November.

But as you might expect, Trump was already in full-on attack mode, telling supporters at a rally:

“Heidi Cruz — nice woman. She said this one: ‘My husband’s an immigrant!’ He’s an immigrant! That’s what I’ve been trying to say!”

Trump was far from finished, driving the knife fully into Cruz with this line:

“She was maybe trying to put a Latin turn on it. He was born in Canada, folks!”

Later this evening, as the results roll in from Indiana, the turn could well wind up being the one that leads to the train bearing down on what’s left of Ted Cruz’s chances at the nomination.

Here’s the video that will haunt the Cruz family for a long time:

This article was originally published by the same author at BipartisanReport.com.