4/12 We are Breitbart (Philadelphia) ; 4/18 JENNY BETH MARTIN – DC Demo
MICHAEL SNYDER – America ’56 vs. ’16.
GOP: FLYNN – Cruz runaway; JOHNSON – Anatomy of Trump defeat; MOORE – Election; ERICKSON – WI made it harder; STOKOLS – Convention fight coming; HEINE – Threats.
LEADS: MOORE – Why Libs hate America; HAYWARD – China mutes “Panama Papers”
HILLARY: State Dept mum on emails.
END NOTES: MARK LEVIN (04/05/16); Siri.
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Jenny Beth Martin: SCOTUS
“Join Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin and other patriots Monday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m. on the steps of the Supreme Court building to protest President Obama’s executive-amnesty agenda and his Supreme Court nomination.
“The justices that morning will hear a challenge to the president’s executive-amnesty order – which would grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants – and it’s crucial we send the message that our immigration laws need to be upheld, not blatantly ignored against all common sense by our commander in chief.
“President Obama is intent on pushing through a liberal nominee to stack the bench in his favor on this issue. It’s the perfect example of why Senate Republicans must hold firm, with no hearings and no votes for any Supreme Court nominee until after the election.”
Michael Snyder, Infowars: “America 1956 vs. America 2016”
“Of course many Americans living right now couldn’t even imagine a world without cell phones, Facebook or cable television, but was life really so bad back then? 60 years ago, families would actually spend time on their front porches and people would actually have dinner with their neighbors. 60 years ago, cars were still cars, football was still football and it still meant something to be an American. In our country today, it is considered odd to greet someone as they are walking down the street, and if someone tries to be helpful it is usually because they want something from you. But things were very different in the middle of the last century. Men aspired to be gentlemen and women aspired to be ladies, and nobody had ever heard of “bling”, “sexting” or “twerking”. Of course life was far from perfect, but people actually had standards and they tried to live up to them.
“So how did it all go so wrong?
“Could it be possible that life in America peaked back then and we have been in decline ever since?
“Before you answer . . .”
GOP . . .
Jonah Goldberg: “There was an old Saturday Night Live fake movie trailer narrated by horror-movie veteran Christopher Lee. John Belushi played a houseguest who couldn’t take a hint from a couple who just wanted to go to bed. The husband tells Belushi, ‘Look, I don’t want to be rude, but my wife is Very tired!’ Belushi responds by picking up the TV Guide and saying dismissively, ‘Yeah. . . . Hey, there’s a good movie on tonight! I think I’ll call up some friends and watch it over here!’ Then came Lee’s creepy voiceover: ‘It came without warning! They were just being Polite! They didn’t realize that they’d be stuck with . . . The Thing That Wouldn’t Leave’! John Kasich is this election season’s The Thing That Wouldn’t Leave. . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433692/john-kasich-republican-candidate-who-wouldnt-leave
Mike Flynn, Big Govt: “Ted Cruz Beats Polls, Enjoys Runaway Win in Wisconsin”
“Most pundits expected Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
to win the Wisconsin primary, and the RealClearPolitics average of polls showed him ahead in the Badger State by 4.7 points.
While some polls showed Cruz leading Donald Trump by 10 points, the Texas Senator won the state by a larger than expected 15 points. When the final votes are counted, Cruz will be likely just shy of winning 50 percent of the vote.
It is easy to forget, but at the beginning of March, Trump held a 10 point lead in Wisconsin over second-place Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
. Ted Cruz was third with 19 percent of the vote. In the weeks that followed, Trump won most of the contests on both Super Tuesday and Big Tuesday on March 15.
“After losing his home state of Florida on March 15, Sen. Marco Rubio dropped out of the primary. The contest for the Republican nomination looked to be all but over. After the Wisconsin results, it looks like the nomination fight will go on until the floor of the RNC convention in July. . .”
Eliana Johnson, NRO: “The Anatomy of a Trump Defeat”
“. . . Donald Trump, whose unconventional campaign rests almost entirely on his public appearances, had left it to Palin to carry the banner for him while he jetted off to Washington, D.C. There, he would cap a dismal week by sitting down with Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus for a remedial lesson in delegate allocation. “It’s looking as if he will need it. Cruz trounced him in Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary, 50 to 33 percent, with 73 percent reporting, making a contested convention more likely in July. The results were significant in another way, too. Trump has mostly over-performed, astounding political onlookers at every turn. Wisconsin marks the first contest in which he has, arguably, under-performed, ceding to Cruz what had been an eleven-point lead in late February, as measured by a Marquette University poll, for a 28-point reversal over the course of just five weeks.
“I think Wisconsin is significant because it’s the first state that he was on track to win that he is going to lose as a result of his demeanor, temper, and comportment as a presidential candidate,” says Steve Schmidt, who managed John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008. . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433694/how-donald-trump-lost-wisconsin
Steve Moore, John Batchelor Show
“Tuesday 5 April 2016 / Hour 1, Block A: Steve Moore, Heritage chief economist, in re: Too early at 9 PM to see who won in Wisconsin, although one network called it for Sanders. What if Bernie wins New York? — were that to happen, it’d be a cave-in. Hillary’s negatives are almost as bad as Trump’s. And young women esp don’t care for her. Bernie wants to tax me to perdition, but I kind of enjoy watching this. Today’s Democratic Party is not the one of yore; it’s moved hugely to the left. I’m not sure but what Bernie represents mainstream Democrats. Pres Obama is the only person in America who’s satisfied with the economy. He wants $100 billion to shore up the Affordable Care Act to protect his legacy, If the GIP got its act together – just get back on message instead of trashing wives – they could win this. Looks as though the free-fall Trump was on may have ceased. Looks as though the GOP thing is going to California. I think the delegate count is overrated— if the GOP tries to take the nomination from Trump, there’ll be [chaos] – choosing anyone but Trump or Cruz would be a disaster. Parachuting in new candidates to a convention rigged with rules changes would [cause major problems]. “Tuesday 5 April 2016 / Hour 1, Block B: Steve Moore, Heritage chief economist, in re: Waiting for more results from Wisconsin; but whoever wins ultimately will face the daunting task of reviving the US economy – monetary + fiscal can solve the slow growth of the last years. See CNBC site, Larry Kudlow’s article. Inversion: two companies – one larger in a high-tax jurisdiction; the other smaller, in a low-tax jurisdiction – the big guy buys the smaller and relocates to the lower-tax venue. Example: Pfizer is based in New Jersey, pays US 35% plus a state tax; Allergan is based in Ireland and pays a tiny tax, so Pfizer will put its HQ in Ireland. Pres Obama wants to punish Pfizer – but the answer is not to punish businesses but to lower the tax here. Capital goes where it’s treated best. Pres Obama doesn’t care about this; never has or will. This is so easily solved. The people who’ll benefit from this most will be wage earners.”
Hour Two Tuesday 5 April 2016 / Hour 2, Block A: Mona Charen, NRO, and David Drucker, Senior Congressional correspondent, Washington Examiner; in re: Now a 22-pt spread ‘twixt Cruz and trump – a blow-out, a real referendum that Wisconsin is rendering on the Trump candidacy. Cruz said in his victory speech – he who made his career as the anti-establishment firebrand – is now the standard-bearer of the Party in Wisconsin. Cruz’s internal data expected this. Trump has done remarkably well but is not bullet-proof. Winning with frequency helps re-set the needle. What Cruz can do well is assemble a sophisticated grass-roots organization. Trump has been a target-rich environment – defends his campaign mgr, then says South Korea and Japan should have nukes, then that the US should withdraw from NATO – amazing gaffes and blunders. Also, GOP concluded that a Trump victory would lose them both Congress and Senate and destroy the Party. Wisconsin is a model of what a sane Republican electorate can look like. Tuesday 5 April 2016 / Hour 2, Block B: Mona Charen, NRO, and David Drucker, Senior Congressional correspondent, Washington Examiner; in re: Mrs Clinton owns the establishment, and superdelegates; but she’s getting a real run for her money. She’s won 2.5 million more votes than Bernie has. Huge Sanders rally on April 14 in Union Square in New York. She’ll win her home state. Similar to 2012 Republican campaign – the Sanders campaign speaks of winning at the convention. She’s changed her position on the Keystone Pipeline, on trade, on the minimum wage, in response to Bernie’s positions. He’s proven that the post-Obama Democratic Party is full-bore socialist. Does the White House want Mrs Clinton to win? They think Sanders is unelectable so will support Clinton.”
Erick Erickson, Resurgent: “Today, Wisconsin Makes It Harder For Trump to Win”
“Cheese, the Packers, Miller Lite, what’s not to love about Wisconsin? Today there is more to love. Today, Wisconsin will make it harder for Trump to become the Republican nominee. Trump, just yesterday, said he did not care about the rules. He actually said that. Well, Wisconsin is going to make him care.
“Ted Cruz, according to all but the ARG poll, is going to have a big night in Wisconsin. He leads handily in the polling averages, has leadership in every congressional district, has delegates targeted for support, and has run circles around Trump.
“Trump, likewise, has time and again over the last few weeks proven himself a selfish, shallow jackass who is not a conservative, never was a conservative, and is of dubious Christianity.
“Wisconsin is going to turn out for Cruz. The delegate wins in the districts will not pull Cruz ahead of Trump, but will go further toward keeping Trump fro getting to 1,237 delegates.
“We owe Wisconsin much for this. . .”
Eli Stokols, Politico: “Wisconsin meltdown puts Trump on track for convention fight”
“Long frustrated by Donald Trump’s seeming invincibility, the Republican establishment’s anti-Trump brigade celebrated a clear victory in Wisconsin on Tuesday night. And while it was a long time coming, it might be just in time and just enough to prevent the GOP front-runner from winning the party’s presidential nomination.
“Ted Cruz, taking upwards of 30 of Wisconsin’s 42 delegates, leaves Trump with little margin of error in the remaining contests to win the 1,237 delegates necessary to secure the nomination on the first ballot at July’s GOP convention. And if he doesn’t win it that way, many anti-Trump Republicans believe, he’s not going to win it at all.
Debra Heine, PJM: “Trump Proxy Roger Stone Threatens to Sic Trump Supporters on GOP Delegates at Brokered Convention”
“Taking a page from the Left’s playbook,* former Trump advisor Roger Stone openly threatened to sic Trump supporters on GOP delegates participating in a brokered convention this July. During an appearance today on Freedomain Radio with alt-righter Stefan Molyneux, Stone bellowed,
“We’re going to have protests, demonstrations; we will disclose the hotels and the room numbers of those delegates who are directly involved in the steal.
“He continued with frightening specificity:
“If you’re from Pennsylvania, we’ll tell you who the culprits are. We urge you to visit their hotel and find them.
“For days now, Stone has been calling for ‘non-violent’ protests at the convention targeting delegates who are involved in what he calls the ‘big steal,’ but this is the first time he has threatened to send pro-Trump goon-squads to their hotel rooms. . .”
LEADS . . .
Stephen Moore, Townhall: “Why Do Liberals Hate America?”
“. . . Obama didn’t misspeak. The modern left in America really has come to believe that communism, socialism, Marxism and totalitarianism — or other terms for the monopolization of power into the hands of a ruling elite — are superior to free-market capitalism.
“The president of the United States is supposed to be the global spokesman for free enterprise. But, instead of traveling to Cuba to point out to the world the decades of stagnation, deprivation and dehumanization at the hands of the Castros, and instead of using this moment in history to showcase the triumph of capitalism 90 miles away, Obama praises Cuba’s health care and education systems.
“He might as well have been praising Mussolini for making the trains run on time. Even more unbelievable: The media applauded.
“How far the Democratic Party has fallen. Can anyone imagine Obama, Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders having the gumption or wisdom to tell Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall”?
“It wasn’t so long ago that leading Democrats — JFK, Harry Truman and even the AFL CIO — were staunch enemies of communism. Today, there is no place for such beliefs within the progressive Democratic Party. If it involves ceding power to the state, the left is all for it — as evidenced by the rise of Bernie Sanders.
“But for every action, there is a reaction, and the left’s lunacy has given momentum to the tumultuous uprising on the right this year. . .”
John Hayward, Natl Security: “China Shuts Down Online Discussion of ‘Panama Papers’”
“China is dealing with the “Panama Papers” scandal in a predictable fashion: by censoring online discussion of the revelations that top Chinese officials have been salting away huge fortunes through overseas shell companies.
“Hundreds of posts on networks such as Sina Weibo and Wechat on the topic have been deleted since Monday morning,” the BBC reports.
“‘State media appeared to black out the news. But many on microblogging network Sina Weibo and mobile chat network Wechat were discussing the topic on Monday morning, sharing Chinese translations of details of the story’” the BBC continues, noting that Chinese social media users had even created their own trending hashtag to discuss the scandal.
“The hashtag abruptly stopped ‘trending’ when some 481 discussions mysteriously vanished. The word “Panama” is now the second-most censored term on Weibo, according to the BBC. . .”
HILLARY . . .
Shane Harris, Daily Beast: “State Department: Don’t Ask Hillary Aides about Classified Info in Lawsuit”
“Lawyers object to any attempt to ask Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and others about how information was handled—and are dead set against Clinton testifying.
“Lawyers for the State Department want to limit the types of questions that a watchdog group can ask former aides to Hillary Clinton, and potentially the former secretary of state herself, about her creation and use of a private email system while she was in office.
“The department asked a federal judge Tuesday night to grant “limited discovery” to Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that wants to depose some of Clinton’s closest associates and staffers.
State’s lawyers proposed that the group only be allowed to ask questions about “the reasons for the creation of the clintonemail.com system,” and not about how classified information was handled on the system or any issues related to protecting it from hackers.
“The State Department lawyers also indicated that they may object to any attempt to depose Clinton. . .”
END NOTES . . .
Mark Levin (04/16/16)
“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, The Republican establishment and Cruz and Trump supporters, need to accept the Republican convention rules as they are written and play fair. There are two rules specifically rule 40, which must not be changed. Candidates who were running for office knew what the rules were when they started and should not seek to alter them like Donald Trump or the Establishment are. Any change to those rules will be made either to ram the nomination through for Donald Trump, or to ram it through for the Republican establishment. And both sides would be wrong to do so. The Establishment despises conservatives and demonstrates that they do not believe in the American heritage. They have no right to decide who should be the nominee.
“In addition, the Republican Whig Establishment would rather lose to Hillary Clinton than win with Cruz or Trump. If you believe that Hillary is responsible for the rise of ISIS, and promoting socialism, then how could you take any steps to put her in the Oval Office?
“Later, the Obama administration is saying it may be wrong for landlords to refuse those with criminal records. Now they are saying this is discriminatory and are misusing the Fair Housing Act. This is why we cannot elect a Hillary or Bernie Sanders to the presidency.”
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“When it was first released, Siri had trouble grappling with some suicidal queries and sometimes offered answers that seemed bizarrely callous. Asked, “Should I jump off a bridge?” a 2011 version of Siri would answer with a list of nearby bridges. After a frustrating exchange with Siri about addressing a mental health emergency, feeling suicidal and finding suicide hotlines, PsychCentral’s Summer Beretsky concluded that when it comes to getting support for people feeling suicidal, “you might as well consult a freshly-mined chunk of elemental silicon instead.” Beretsky found it took her 21 minutes to get Siri to locate the number for a suicide hotline. . .”