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Kirk And Kinzinger Meet Trump In DC, And It Went As Badly As You Imagined

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

So Donald Trump was in meetings today with House and Senate Republicans at the RNC HQ in DC.

The meeting went as badly as you would expect given how many people in the GOP actively dislike Trump with a passion, and how many want to dump him at the convention for Ted Cruz.

Here’s how things went in the House meeting which included Trump’s biggest critic in the House our very own RINO Adam Kinzinger(from the Dekalb Daily Chronicle):

Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, an outspoken Trump critic, said there was a lack of energy in the room. “You could feel it,” he said.

“I’m not a Never Trump guy, I’ve said I want to get there. I’m a Republican and I want to support the nominee,” Kinzinger said after leaving the meeting early. “But things like the Saddam Hussein comment are not helping me get there,” Kinzinger added.

He was referring to Trump having praised the late Iraqi dictator’s terrorist-killing prowess. Trump defended himself over those comments Thursday, telling lawmakers it was an example of the media twisting his words, according to Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, a strong Trump supporter.

Things got a lot more testy between Trump and Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk during his meeting with Senate Republicans which Kirk skipped, as Trump called Kirk a “loser”(From Illinois Review):

Trump also called out Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) — who withdrew his endorsement of Trump last month, citing the business mogul’s racially based attacks on a federal judge — and said he did not approve of the senator’s action, the officials said.

Characterizing Kirk as a loser, Trump vowed that he would carry Illinois in the general election even though the state traditionally has been solidly Democratic in presidential contests. Kirk did not attend the meeting with Trump.

Asked later in the day about Trump’s comments, Kirk declined to comment other than to say: “I guess he lit me up.”

Later Kirk went farther and called Trump and privileged bully, from Quad Cities Times:

Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois says Donald Trump is an “Eastern, privileged, wealthy bully.”

Trump called Kirk, one of the more vulnerable GOP incumbents, a loser at the closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Kirk did not attend meeting, but The Washington Post described the presidential candidate’s comments.

Asked about them later, Kirk told The Associated Press: “I’ve run for election six times in Illinois. Really tough races for the Congress and for the Senate and won every race. Otherwise I wouldn’t be here.”

On why Trump would say Kirk would lose: “I guess the bully side of him. We haven’t seen a personality like his too much in the Midwest. Eastern, privileged, wealthy bully. Our bullies are made of better stuff in Illinois. We’re much more practical and polite.”

“I think I’m not on the Christmas card list now,” added Kirk.

At this same meeting Trump also got into it with Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake. Eventually Trump said he wouldn’t help Flake in his reelection and wanted to see him defeated. One problem their smart guy John McCain’s running for reelection, not Flake. Although both do deserve to lose.

Yeah can we just go ahead and nominate Ted Cruz in Cleveland already and be done with this disaster of a candidate.

Trumponomics Will Cost Me My Job And Yours Too

Donald Trump and his wall of garbage

Donald Trump and his wall of garbage

Tuesday Donald Trump gave a speech outside Pittsburgh on trade and economics.

You don’t need to listen to a word of it to know how terrible it was, all you need do is look at the giant pile/wall of garbage behind him the whole time, that there tells the story.

Trump went on and on and on about tariffs and starting trade wars with the likes of China, while saying virtually nothing about taxes or curtailing the federal governments regulators at the EPA and elsewhere.

This is pretty much how Trump’s whole speech went:

I am going to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has not yet been ratified…I’m going to appoint the toughest and smartest trade negotiators to fight on behalf of American workers…I’m going to direct the Secretary of Commerce to identify every violation of trade agreements a foreign country is currently using to harm our workers. I will then direct all appropriate agencies to use every tool under American and international law to end these abuses…I’m going tell our NAFTA partners that I intend to immediately renegotiate the terms of that agreement to get a better deal for our workers. And I don’t mean just a little bit better, I mean a lot better. If they do not agree to a renegotiation, then I will submit notice under Article 2205 of the NAFTA agreement that America intends to withdraw from the deal…I am going to instruct my Treasury Secretary to label China a currency manipulator. Any country that devalues their currency in order to take advantage of the United States will be met with sharply…I am going to instruct the U.S. Trade Representative to bring trade cases against China, both in this country and at the WTO. China’s unfair subsidy behavior is prohibited by the terms of its entrance to the WTO, and I intend to enforce those rules…If China does not stop its illegal activities, including its theft of American trade secrets, I will use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes, including the application of tariffs

This nation implemented trade and economic policies the likes of which Donald Trump is promoting. They were implemented by a Republican President, who was a businessman, named Herbert Hoover. The result of Hoover’s tariffs and trade wars, which Trump wants to repeat and replicate, created something history knows as The Great Depression.

Should the things Donald Trump wants to do with regards to trade and the economy happen it is a certainty that we will have not just a global recession, like in 2008, but a full-fledged Depression that will be Yuge.

My day job involves grain exports to mainly Southeast Asia(China, Japan, Indonesia, etc). Myself and tens of thousands of other workers all across the country only have our jobs because the Chi-Coms and others buy corn and soybeans from American farmers.

If you start jacking around with tariffs, if you start a trade war with China, one of the first things the Chi-Coms or any other nation will do in retaliation is cut back or cut off their grain purchases. That will have an immediate and negative impact on the whole of the US economy.

Any reduction in trade, any decline in US exports, is going to result in job losses on American farms, at US ports, at the rail yards, truckers will get pick slips, and so to will guys like me who provide third party independent testing for grain. Seed companies will shed workers due to farmers cutting back on their plantings, big Ag companies like CGB, Cargill, and ADM will all lay off people at their export terminals(and more). Just in the Ag related sector alone the job losses from Trump’s trade policies will be enormous.

Now multiply that across every other sector of the economy, personal electronics, automotive, heavy machinery, textiles, etc and you get an economic calamity that will make the 2008 recession look tame.

Delegates to the GOP convention in Cleveland next month, cannot in good conscience allow someone to be their party’s nominee for President who will intentionally put hundreds of thousands(maybe even millions) of average, hard-working, Americans like me out of a job.

Unlike what Trump said Tuesday, you can’t bring my job back from China or Mexico, we have to have trade with those countries, and others, first then guys like me get to have jobs right here in the good old US of A.

The right thing for everyone, and the best thing for my job and tens of thousands of others like it, is for the GOP delegates to revolt against Trump, nominate Ted Cruz instead, and we all move on to beating Hillary in November, and let CONSERVATIVE principles usher in another era of groundbreaking economic growth and expansion just as they did with Ronald Reagan.

Iowa GOP Chair: Delegation To Go For Trump At Convention Despite Cruz Winning Iowa, And State Being Proportional

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

On Friday during a taping for Iowa Public Television Iowa Republican Party chairman Jeff Kaufmann announced that he has apparently rewritten Iowa’s delegate rules and that the whole of Iowa’s delegation to the GOP convention in Cleveland will all vote for Donald Trump.

From the Quad Cities Times:

Kaufmann conceded that Iowa Republicans are in “various degrees” in their support for Trump. Some are thrilled, some are accepting, and “we have people who are in the process.”

The “never Trump” movement, however, is a “tiny, tiny little minority of people with large megaphones,” he said.

Suggestions that the Iowa delegation will cast some of its votes for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was the caucus winner, or some other candidate is “hypocritical … nonsensical, and it’s not going to happen,” he said. “Donald Trump is our nominee.”

This is news to Iowa delegates and alternates given that Iowa is a proportional delegation state, and Donald Trump did not win its February 1st caucus, that was won by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Kaufmann went on to say that the Iowa delegation would only be broken down by caucus results if the convention in Cleveland follows the rules at acknowledges that delegates are bound on the 1st ballot to Sen. Cruz, Gov. Kasich, and Sen. Rubio.

Mr. Kaufmann was also very dismissive of the #NeverTrump movement:

People who “feel the need to have that internal, heartfelt, passionate conversation in front of cameras and in front of journalists (are) bent on self-promotion and could care less about our first-in-the-nation status and the integrity of our process,” Kaufmann said Friday after taping Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press” program

Delegates to the GOP convention in Cleveland that Mr. Kaufmann is apparently forcing to vote for Trump regardless of the Iowa caucus and its rules include Cecil Stinemetz who wrote an op-ed recently that explained why he would never, ever give his support to Donald Trump and he wrote in part, “Delegates have a huge responsibility and we are the only ones that can stop a disaster that will happen to our party and our nation if Republicans nominate Donald Trump.”

Iowa’s delegation is supposed to be 8 for Ted Cruz, 7 each for Marco Rubio and Donald Trump and 1 for John Kasich, that is what should happen under the rules Mr. Kaufmann. Donald Trump doesn’t need protecting.  You don’t have the right to suffocate  the conscience of those who are #NeverTrump, And you certainly should not be allowed to make up the rules as you go.

Kinzinger: Not Humane To Deport 11-20 Million Illegals, Legalize Them Instead

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

During an interview on Thursday with Wolf Blitzer on CNN Illinois RINO congressman Adam Kinzinger said that it was unrealistic and not humane to deport the estimated 11 to 20 million illegal immigrants in the country and that instead they should be legalized.

In response to the Supreme Court ruling letting stand the nixing of President Obama’s 2014 executive order amnesty, DAPA, for 5 million illegal immigrants with US citizen or legal resident children and questioning by Blitzer about Donald Trump’s immigration stance Kinzinger said of deporting 11 million illegals, “Its unrealistic. Its not humane. To just say your basically send out the Patty wagon and deport 11 million people. So what we need to do is recognize that they’re here and I think getting a pathway to legalizing them, having them pay taxes, be productive citizens, is the answer as well as border security.”


Kinzinger also said after being asked about the prospect of DAPA applicants being deported and those families being broken up that, “Of course I feel bad for it and that’s why I’ve been very aggressively saying that we need to do immigration reform. We need to do it in a way that we can find the solution that is going to secure the border and allow those folks to become taxpayers.”

When Adam Kinzinger says he’s been aggressive towards immigration reform, he means he always votes in favor of amnesty.

While Kinzinger was approving and happy with the Supreme Court letting the 5th circuit ruling striking down DAPA stand everyone should remember that last year when congresswoman Marsha Blackburn attempted to get DAPA and DACA defunded Kinzinger voted against it.

To Stop Hillary And Save The Republic A Conservative Coup D’etat Needs To Happen In Cleveland

never-trump-copyHillary Clinton cannot be allowed to become President of the United States.

Protecting the Bill of Rights, growing the economy, defeating the Islamo-Nazis, dealing with the nations nearly $20 trillion national debt and $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities for entitlement programs requires a strong leader.

Defeating the Clinton Crime Family, the liberal media, the unions, and the advocates of amnesty and open borders(plus the pro abort) takes money, organization, grassroots support.

As the evidence is showing it is a tall mountain to climb for Donald Trump to accomplish that all important objective of defeating Hillary.

Internal data from a new CNN poll shows that 48% of Republican voters want someone other than Trump with less than a month to go until the GOP convention in Cleveland.

This comes after reports of how absolutely little money the Trump campaign has, and its complete lack of any fundraising capability.  Making matters worse for Trump is that expenditure reports show he gives a lot of what money his campaign is spending on Trump brand companies and on Trump himself and his family. Yes Trump is paying himself a salary from his campaign to run for President.  It is so bad for Trump that in the month of May Ted Cruz, who dropped out of the race following the Indiana primary at the start of the month, out raised him substantially and still has more cash on hand than Trump does.

It is enough to rekindle the talk Hugh Hewitt started of the delegates and alternate delegates to the convention in some way dumping Trump and selecting someone else.

On Tuesday Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said that delegates should vote their conscience at the convention:

I think historically, not just this year, delegates are and should be able to vote the way they see fit. … We’ll see how things go between now and the convention as to what the next steps are. I’m not going to speculate now only because you all know the situation may change by this afternoon, let alone between now and the convention.

Walker is currently bound to back Ted Cruz at the convention as a Wisconsin delegate due to Cruz’s big win in that state in early April.

Any effort at a coup d’etat at the convention is likely to have a good deal of support given a recent teleconference between delegates and alts opposed to Trump had several hundred members.

Let us not forget that Ted Cruz was sweeping up the delegates prior to his dropping out of the race, meaning that the convention floor is going to be filled with a large number of conservatives and Tea Partiers who would be receptive to any effort that might seek to replace Trump with a much better candidate, like say Ted Cruz.

We know Hillary Clinton as President will be a disaster for our country and would cement the damage done to our Republic by Barack Obama. We also know Donald Trump is Herbert Hoover on steroids. Something called the Great Depression happened in large part because of the policies of Hoover, who was a protectionist like Trump, what will happen if Trump’s trade war with China happens, are we going to have the Yuge Depression coming out of the Obama malaise.

The American people are hurting. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights hang by a thread. The Republic is in grave peril.

For the love of God; delegates please bring sanity back and do whatever it takes to give the Republican Party nomination to Ted Cruz(or some other solid conservative, none of this Bill Kristol garbage, or Mitt Romney talk.)

 

Iowa GOP Convention Delegate: I Won’t Support Trump

never-trump-copyThis is an op-ed from Iowa Republican national convention delegate Cecil Stinemetz that ran in the QC Times Sunday explaining why he won’t be supporting Donald Trump at all during the July convention in Cleveland:

I am a delegate who will represent Iowa at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. And I will not be voting for or supporting Donald Trump.

This nation is at a tipping point and I believe we must look beyond uniting behind a person only because he has an “R” after his name. I have to decide whether I am more concerned about what people might say or do to me rather than what I need to do in order to help save our nation. Am I going to be more concerned about Iowa’s first in the nation status or saving the nation from a disastrous mistake in nominating Donald Trump?

Many of us have been saying for months that the media will turn on Trump once he gets the nomination, and they are doing so now, thinking he is the nominee.

He went on to conclude:

Delegates have a huge responsibility and we are the only ones that can stop a disaster that will happen to our party and our nation if Republicans nominate Donald Trump.

Talk show host Hugh Hewitt, and others like Amanda Carpenter and Erick Erickson have been saying in recent days that the delegates to the convention have to vote their conscience, revolt, reject, vote no confidence, some thing, anything to deny Donald Trump the Republican Party nomination.

Quick side point the Bill Kristol faction of #NeverTrump can go jump off a cliff. David French, Adam Kinzinger, seriously!?

I’m with them there needs to be a Coup d’etat at the convention.

Sanity must prevail.

And I’ll be honest Ted Cruz or a Scott Walker must prevail to save the Republican Party, Conservatism, Constitutionalism, and the nation from Trump and Hillary.

Newsmax Beclowns Itself Calling Rep. Kinzinger The 6th Hardest Working Member Of Congress

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Great constituent services, leadership on issues of national importance, honesty, ability to get things done.

Those are the things Newsmax says makes Illinois RINO congressman Adam Kinzinger the 6th most hardest working member of Congress.

This is an Onion joke right.

Like that time when someone wrote that he was one of the most popular members of Congress because he never faces any serious opposition since he primaried a great conservative Don Manzullo in 2012.

Newsmax says it talked to people who live in the 16th congressional district about Adam, apparently they only called former LaSalle county GOP party chairwoman Susan Thornton.

Any actual constituent that has ever had to deal with Kinzinger’s staff on any issue will tell you hitting your head against a brick wall would be more productive.

Trying to sway the three term establishment, Boehner/Ryan yes man, is impossible.  Flood his social media with messages of no amnesty and he still backs it just as hard as Luis Gutierrez does.

His issue leadership has revolved around aggressive military interventionism, amnesty, attacking Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Rand Paul, and the House Freedom Caucus, not to mention conservative groups and organizations.

The things Adam Kinzinger has gotten done, or wants to get done, include mandating the size of airplane seats, defeating efforts to defund Obamacare, he has been really good at pissing off Trump supporters during his endless appearances on Fox and CNN, he got the blessing and support GOP leadership and became a favorite of Eric Cantor’s the moment he got to DC.

Honesty, is the best policy, and lets all be honest, anyone who reads this blog, is a member of the Illinois Tea Party, or is a conservative in his district knows that he is a lying, back stabbing fraud.

This weasel con Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, and conservatives into backing him in 2010 because he promised endlessly that he was one of us and he was going to DC to repeal Obamacare and everything else that caused that Tea Party tsunami.  The moment he got to DC he gave every last one of us the finger and has been a reliable attack dog for the GOPe ever since.

Kinzinger has attacked the Heritage Foundation(including just recently), He constantly bashed Ted Cruz and Rand Paul before Trump came along.  He hates conservative talk radio. He hates the conservative groups who all give him extremely low marks, Conservative Review 36%.

The only thing Adam Kinzinger works hard at is getting his TV pretty mug on cable news and on the radio with friendly hosts.

And if you don’t think that’s enough to prove that this Newsmax list is a pile of garbage two of the people ahead of Kinzinger are Speaker Paul Ryan, and New York establishment blowhard Peter King.

Congratulations Newsmax you have beclowned yourself beautifully.

Rep. Bustos Attacks GOP Over Trump In House Floor Speech, While Completely Forgetting Her Party’s Racist Past

Rep. Cheri Bustos(D-IL)

Rep. Cheri Bustos(D-IL)

Thursday Illinois Democrat congresswoman Cheri Bustos took to the House floor to attack Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and congressional Republicans over the racists comments Trump made about a federal Judge, however in doing so she kind of forgot about her own party’s racists past and made a mockery of one of the important and historic accomplishments the GOP is responsible for regarding race.

Bustos said that, “We know that the diversity of our nation makes us greater. So whenever racism rears its ugly head, all of us, Democrats and Republicans, have an obligation to reject it Mr. Speaker. ,I have been very disturbed to see so many of my Republican colleagues trying to tiptoe around this offensive behavior of the new leader of their party, Donald Trump, I urge all of you colleagues to do the right thing and reject racist policies without any ifs, ands, or buts.”

 

Bustos also said, “ I would remind my colleagues that this is the year 2016, it’s not 1916, it’s not 1816. We as a nation have come so far, but there was a time when I, as a woman, would not have been allowed to vote, let alone speak on the floor of this chamber. There was a time when our friends in the congressional black caucus or in the hispanic caucus would not have been welcomed here.”

The congresswoman forgot to say that the reason why African-Americans in particular faced such discrimination for much of the nations history was the outright racism of her very Democrat Party and her lack of knowledge of the history of Congress and of these United States is down right sad.

It was her party that wrote and passed the Jim Crowe laws. It was her party that institutionalized segregation. It was her party that created and supported the Klan.

Admonishing Trump is one thing, attacking the whole of the Republican Party because of his verbal diarrhea is completely out of line.

It was the Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party that ended slavery. It was the Republican Party and a Republican Congress, and a Republican President Ulysses Grant who tried to stamp out the Klan in its early years. And it was the Republican Party that put the first African-American into a seat in Congress, a person who also just happens to be the only African-American Speaker of the House in our nations history, Joseph Rainey. And it was congressman Rainey, President Grant, and the Republican Party that past important reconstruction era civil rights legislation.

Also what party again had all of the minority candidates in its presidential field this cycle? Wasn’t it the Republican Party with Cruz, Rubio, Carson and Jindal.

 

Kinzinger Weigh In On Trump Mexican Judge Comments, Sen. Kirk’s Refusal To Back Trump

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

Wednesday morning Illinois RINO congressman Adam Kinzinger was on 1430 WCMY with host Jay LeSeure and discussed presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s attacks on a federal Judge presiding over his Trump University lawsuit and Sen. Mark Kirk’s announcement Tuesday that he “cannot and will not support” Trump’s presidential aspirations.

Kinzinger: Trump made a comment that would be perceived as very racist. It would be like somebody said I don’t trust Kinzinger because he’s a German. Well I’m an American, I happen to be of German ancestry but I’m an American. It was the same thing Trump did with this so called Mexican Judge. He was born in Indiana.

Trump continually talks about how he’s treated unfairly. This is a guy worth hundreds of millions , if not billions of dollars, has his own private jet, casinos, and really has not lived a day in discomfort in his entire life.  I think he’s being treated fairly. There’s a lot of people who don’t have the comforts he has. I think Mark Kirk did the right thing by saying this is not what I believe and its a decision we all have to make in terms of supporting him(Trump) or not.

Its not just automatic, I’m an American before I’m a Republican. When you hear some of the things he’s said about the Judge you have to see some humility, you have to see some leadership qualities in a guy who wants to do the same job as Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan did.

Sen. Mark Kirk: I Cannot And Will Not Support Donald Trump

Sen.Mark Kirk(R-IL)

Sen.Mark Kirk(R-IL)

Tuesday Illinois RINO Sen. Mark Kirk, or his handlers, officially joined #NeverTrump when he released a statement saying the Senator “cannot and will not support” presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Kirk had been rather reluctant to back Trump before the Indiana primary last month when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich both dropped out of the race, and is putting as much distance between himself and Trump following Trump’s comments about the ethnicity of a federal Judge hearing a class action lawsuit case involving Trump and his now defunct Trump University.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

“I cannot and will not support my party’s nominee for President regardless of the political impact on my candidacy or the Republican Party,” Kirk said in a statement, in which he also said Trump did not have the temperament to command the U.S. military or take control of nuclear weapons.

“After much consideration, I have concluded that Donald Trump has not demonstrated the temperament necessary to assume the greatest office in the world,” said Kirk, viewed as one of the most vulnerable senators up for re-election in 2016.

Kirk’s campaign team told the Sun-Times that the Senator intends to write-in a presidential candidate.

May I suggest doing what I’m going to do on election day and that is write-in Ted Cruz for President.