Senator Perdue – Washington’s political class losing control.
GOP: Drudge tallies; HANSON – Calm down about Trump; DANIELS – Only Trump qualifies; SCHILICHTER – Random thoughts.
LEADS: SHERMAN & FRENCH – Ryan’s budget meltdown; RUSE – Genocide.
END NOTES: MARK LEVIN 3/15/16
Unleasing Prosperity: March 17, Noon-3PM
Please join us with Dr. Art Laffer, Steve Moore, Larry Kudlow, Steve Forbes, and Jeff Yass and other growth champions in Philadelphia on Thursday March 17, 2016 at noon to talk about the state of our economy, how to unleash American prosperity, and how to get out of this slow growth, flat wage hole America is in.
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Sen. David Perdue, Daily Signal: “Why Washington’s Political Class Is Losing Control”
“. . .This town is filled with well intentioned people who believe they are doing the right thing, but far too many have lost their way after years in Washington. Politicians pay more attention to special interests groups and powerful lobbyists writing checks to their next campaigns than listening to the people back home who sent them here in the first place.
“This dangerous power vacuum has fueled frustration and created an entirely new breed of disenfranchised voters who are fed up with the status quo. These are real people, their anger is palpable, and it’s not going away anytime soon. . .”
GOP . . .
From Matt Drudge @ 8:45pm, 3/15/16
OHIO – KASICH 43% TRUMP 34%;
N CAROLINA – TRUMP 40% CRUZ 35% MISSIOURI – TRUMP 34% CRUZ 27% ILLINOIS – TRUMP 44% CRUZ 22%
Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Time to Calm Down about Trump”
“Trump is crude and politically clueless, but no more so than the Clintons, Sanders — or Obama. “Donald J. Trump thus far has not shown that he has the level-headedness to be president. He has no political ideology and could just as well govern to the left of Hillary Clinton as to the right of her. Yet his sloppy way of speaking has earned him equally sloppy, over-the-top analogies — to Mussolini, Hitler, George Wallace, and a host of other populist and racist demagogues.
“But is he uniquely dangerous, ignorant, or cruel in terms of either distant or recent American presidential history?
“I don’t think so. . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/432786/trump-compared-to-obama-clintons
Kit Daniels, InfoWars: “Trump First and Only Candidate to Qualify as GOP Nominee”
“Trump meets delegate threshold for GOP’s Rule 40
“By winning the Northern Marianas on Tuesday, Donald Trump became the first – and only – GOP candidate to win the majority of delegates in eight primaries, meeting the requirements of the GOP’s Rule 40.
“Rule 40, which governs how the GOP nomination process works, states that a candidate must “demonstrate the support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight (8) or more states [including territories], severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination.”
“To meet the standards of Rule 40, Ted Cruz needs to win the majority of delegates in four more primaries, Rubio six more, and Kasich eight – and it’s likely none of them will be able to do so. . .”
Kurt Schlichter,Townhall: “Random Thoughts on the Current Chaos”
“. . . Rubio: I wanted to be able to support him; many people I respect do. He would absolutely be the nominee today if he had not betrayed his conservative supporters by cavorting with Chuck Schumer and the Gang of 8. He could have salvaged it if he had long ago admitted he was utterly wrong, but he doesn’t think he was. He thinks we’re wrong. And while the donor class has adopted him in the wake of the Jebpocalypse, his pro-amnesty views have disqualified him with the vast majority of actual voters.
“Cruz: I’ve avoided picking a candidate so far, but it’s time for the Schlichter Primary polls to close. I support Scott Walker – wait, sorry, he wisely pulled out when he saw this wasn’t going to be a cycle where normalcy was rewarded. No, I support Ted Cruz. I’ve given him some money, and I know some people associated with his campaign and they are top notch. His ideology largely matches mine, and he’s cunning. I’ve seen him talk – though I wish he was less a Harvard Law appellate lawyer than a trial lawyer who has to talk to actual people instead of at them.
But I am worried because I doubt he’s ever been in a bar brawl. His civility spiel is nice, but if he really believes it he is delusional. This is going to be an epic knife fight and if he’s not willing to go toe-to-toe with Hillary and her hordes – yeah, the Trump rally crashing was a vision of violent things to come – he’s going to be crushed. His people can do it; he needs to decide he’s going for the throat and then go for it.
“Trump: A lot of my pals are #NeverTrump. Their arguments are sound, and don’t look to me to argue that they should vote for a Dem-donating, vulgar liar with Consistency Deficit Disorder other than to say I will if he’s the nominee because he’s better than the evil Democrats. But this Nazi-slur crap has to stop. If you really think a substantial portion of the conservative-leaning segment of the American people are active fascists, then you may as well give up now. And I refuse to get the sads when a dude in a John Deere cap who probably got shot at in Fallujah smacks some commie creep who crashes a Trump rally to set fire to Old Glory.
“Let’s be clear, conservatives: During this race, Trump fans are our opponents. But always and forever, the leftist scumbags of Occupy, BLM, MoveOn and their leaders like Bill Ayers, are our enemies, and if it’s a choice between the two I’ll side with the team that at least doesn’t hate America every single time.
“Kasich: He’s a cancer on conservatism and his haircut is stupid. That said, assuming he wins Ohio and is polling well there for the general versus Hillary Anti-Viagra Clinton, I consider it almost political malpractice for either Trump or Cruz not to pick him as veep. And just typing those words makes me want to die.
“Mitt: Establishment, stop trying to make Mitt happen. He’s not going to happen. . .”
LEADS . . .
Jake Sherman & Lauren French, Politico: “Ryan confronts budget meltdown”
“The speaker’s first big push to get the House functioning again is in trouble, but he’s not going to twist arms. The House Republican budget is in trouble.
“Speaker Paul Ryan’s Republican leadership team knows it. Most members of the House are acutely aware of it. And most of them even realize how bad it will look. The same party that dreamed up “No Budget, No Pay” to shame Democrats for skipping their fiscal blueprint might now take a pass on its own.
“The patient is not totally dead — but it’s fair to say the shock plates are firmly planted on its chest. Top Republicans believe the GOP will be able to advance the 2017 budget out of the Budget Committee chaired by Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), but whether it will ever be able to make it to the House floor is an open question. Most aides and lawmakers involved in the process doubt it will garner the requisite votes to clear the chamber.
“The crux of the issue is quite simple. Conservatives believe the spending levels — which are mandated by law — are too high. Defense hawks won’t go any lower. . .”
Austin Ruse, Big Govt: “U.S. House Votes Unanimously: Islamist Slaughter of Christians Is ‘Genocide’”
“Monday night, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution labeling the Islamist slaughter of Christians in the Middle East “genocide.”
“The non-binding resolution, sponsored by Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
, passed 393-0 and included 229 Republicans and 164 Democrats. The resolution states:
‘Those who commit or support atrocities against Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities, including Yezidis, Turkmen, Sabea-Mandeans, Kaka’e, and Kurds, and who target them specifically for ethnic or religious reasons, are committing, and are hereby declared to be committing, ‘war crimes,’ ‘cries against humanity,’ and ‘genocide.’ . .”
END NOTES . . .
Mark Levin (3/15/16)
“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, Round three of Super Tuesday commences with primaries in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, and North Carolina. Donald Trump is not a conservative, just ask his supporters; he is a populist, centrist, and an iron fisted guy. Trump has moved within the Republican Party to get his populist agenda across.
“Meanwhile, Ted Cruz, the only conservative candidate, is caught in the middle of Trump and the Establishment and conservatives are being shut out of the process. Conservatives need to get smart and not pretend that either of those camps represents them. They shouldn’t dabble with either side but need to get behind the only conservative candidate in the race.
“In addition, Donald Trump has the highest disapproval ratings of any candidate. Even Hillary Clinton’s approval ratings are above Trump’s. Later, Florida has been called for Donald Trump and Marco Rubio has announced that he is dropping out of the presidential race.”