Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Cruz Crushes Trump In Wisconsin

by JASmius

Cruz 48.2% (36), Trump 35.1% (6)

Overall, Trump's delegate lead is down to 743 to 688, figuring Marco Rubio's delegates switching to Cruz at the convention and John Kasich's being up in the air, raising his minimum nomination-clinching delegate winning percentage to 55.0%.  Meaning that it's going to be another difficult, and doubtless destructively eventful, two weeks for the millionaire slumlord until he can limp home for what will probably still be a strong chance to bounce back in the New York primary on April 19th.  But his chances of getting to 1,237 and averting a contested convention are plainly and simply fading, and for largely the same reasons that he rose to the frontrunnership in the first place.

Donald Trump, however fanatical the devotion of his hardcore followers, may have exhausted and worn out his welcome with the rest of the GOP electorate, to say nothing of the general electorate beyond.

And in the nick of time, too.

UPDATE: The epitome of classy graciousness in defeat, the pompadoured prince released a whiny, fist-balling, foot-stomping, shrieking tantrum of a statement....through his campaign:

“Donald J. Trump withstood the onslaught of the establishment yet again,” it said.

The same "establishment" that he's been bullying and corrupting for the past near-ten months, and which ranks Ted Cruz just beneath genital herpes on the fondness scale.

“Lyin’ Ted Cruz had the governor of Wisconsin, many conservative talk radio show hosts, and the entire party apparatus behind him.

Oh, you mean conservatives united behind the Texas senator in Wisconsin.  Which is to say, not the "establishment," or at least as current and former Tea Partiers define it.

Not only was he propelled by the anti-Trump super PAC’s spending countless millions of dollars on false advertising against Mr. Trump....

Itself a false accusation.

....but [Cruz] was coordinating with his own super PACs (which is illegal) who totally control him.”...

Which is illegal and of which there is zero evidence - or, in other words, another lamely false accusation.  If Trump really believed this, he'd already have dragged the Cruz campaign in court.

“Ted Cruz is worse than a puppet,” the statement continued. “He is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump.” [emphasis added]

When the reality is that Donald Trump is a Trojan horse being used by La Clinton Nostra, which is attempting to steal the Republican Party from conservatives and leave the Right permanently disenfranchised.

As Captain America likes to say, Donnie, "I can do this all day."  As well as adding that none of these made-up excuses should be able to stop the juggarnaut that Donald J. Trump is supposed to be, as what your people bill you and build you up.  Donald J. Trump always wins; Donald J. Trump never loses.  How could a freshman senator a generation your junior possibly even slow you down?  Aren't his arms too short to "box with god"?

Of course, they're not - just look at the results in Wisconsin.  But your campaign can't admit that you've had a terrible past couple of weeks, that you bleeped up royally with the "Twitter War of the Wives" and doubling down on the defense of your ogre of a campaign manager and your seven different abortion positions and your Charlies Lindbergh impression on NATO and the Pacific Rim and your domestic policy priority list that might as well have come straight out the DNC and your stratospheric two-facedness in trying to sic the RNC on John Kasich in the EXACT same way you're endlessly accusing them of coming after you.  What you have seemingly (?) gone out of your way to bludgeon home to the remaining GOP electorate (the rest of the general electorate amply gets it already) is that you are (1) an even bigger bully than Vince McMahon (there's the other Captain America catchphrase: "I don't like bullies"), (2) your are a complete domestic and foreign policy ignoramus with hardcore liberal Democrat instincts, (3) you are a congenital liar, cheater, and hypocrite, and (4) in the words of Marty McFly.....

The only thing accurate in the Trump campaign statement was that he will do a lot better in the New York primary two weeks from now.  But with the nomination clinching bar ticking up three percentage points, he has to pretty much sweep the upcoming RINO States, especially New York and California, and that's just not going to happen.  And then the race will become a battle of ground game and organization, where Ted Cruz will deliver the coup de grace.

But Trump can avoid that fate.  All he has to do is....

....and that's what Donald J. Trump does - right?

Exit meme:

Maybe this explains why the Director keeps giving Trump the "benefit of the doubt".....

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