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Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, late of Sen. Jeff Sessions' staff, went on with Breitbart News Saturday Stephen K. Bannon, as reported here (including audio).

Breitbart emphasized Miller's "epic" case against Marco Rubio, but Miller's opening remarks about Ted Cruz were to me more illuminating, especially in the context of the "post-constitutional" election series I've been writing.

In the course of this series, I've examined Ted Cruz's branding as the "consistent conservative," also the constitutional conservative, and found it wanting on several levels. For one thing, Cruz has flip-flopped in the space of the primary cycle on vital immigration and trade issues.

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Pt. 7 is here.

This (above) is a scene of "epuration sauvage," one of thousands of summary executions of accused Nazi collaborators in France at the end of World War II. 

Now (below) a GOP consultant named Rick Wilson is invoking such executions for collaborating with Nazis as a means of characterizing Americans who are voting for Donald Trump. 



Rick Wilson first came to my attention in August 2015 when he infamously revealed his own depravity by asking Ann Coulter on Twitter: "Does Trump pay you more for anal?"

I say "infamously," but I recogize it's probably not the case that in our widely debased society...

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Part 6 is here.

When Elites meet ... they have so much in common.

Maybe I first saw this synergy in action at the advent of the Obama administration when I witnessed Obama-niks and Bush-ites come together to concoct the doomed, see-no-Islam plans for America's nation-building defeat in Afghanistan.

The unity of these same elites, from Left to Right, is now tighter than ever, solidified by shared fear and untrammelled loathing of Donald Trump, which cause poisonous snakes and toads of...

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This week marks the tenth anniversay of the Netherlands' Party for Freedom, or PVV (Partij voor de Vrijheid), founded by Geert Wilders to de-Islamize the Netherlands and regain Dutch sovereignty from the EU in Brussels.

This riveting interview, subtitles courtesy H. Numan and Vlad Tepes, is, as is usual with Wilders, a tour de force of the clarity and courage that have marked his party's first decade, and leave supporters everywhere steeled and hopeful for the next.     

Via Gates of Vienna.

 

Instant classic.



Pt. 5 is here.

In addressing the Rubio-Cruz exchange over/in Spanish at last week's debate in South Carolina, Allan Wall notes that Sen. Cruz has a Spanish-language campaign website and Donald Trump "apparently" does not.

Having searched to the best of my ability, I can say that Trump does not have such a site. It would not make sense for him to have one, given his bell-clear statements on...

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Part 4 is here.

Glenn Beck may believe The Lord took Justice Scalia so The People would vote for Ted Cruz, but I think something else has been revealed by the justice's sudden death. That is the extent to which the Constitution's balance of powers lies in ruins; and, much worse, the extent to which these ruins are accepted as the not-so-new normal.

This lesson emerges from the reaction to Scalia's vacancy. I don't mean the chatter over whether Obama has the right to appoint a new justice: of course, he does; just as the Senate has the right to confirm or reject his appointment. That's just politics as usual.

But the weight of...

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Unveiling a work in progress, The Big Conservative Dictionary of Donald Trump. 

The fun part about The Big Conservative Dictionary of Donald Trump is that it is brought to you by the political Right, from GOP strategists to erudite conservatives, who, some even between birthing the stink bombs below, endlessly deplore crudeness and "tone" in simply scads of elevating sermons and television lecture-bytes. (See "Rudeness Is not a Conservative Value,"  "Against Trump," etc.). 



Here we go -- so far.

A is for "Anal"



-- Rick Wilson, GOP consultant with "informal ties" to...

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The breathtaking rage of this recent tweet by Charles Murray may be submerged in the masses of words of his latest article, "Trump's America"  --  but I find both hard to fathom.

In explicating "Trumpism," Charles Murray argues that our Anglo-Protestant heritage (bad) has "inevitably faded" (good). This ignores, first, the 1965 Immigration Act that, in effect, made war on that heritage, and the nation and culture that had grown from it. He ignores also the dire toll that the unceasing wave of mass immigration ever since has had on cultural cohesion -- and now even national existence. His is a purely economic and class related analysis which misses so much of the living, breathing cultural core of Trump's appeal.

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Part 3 is here.

It's an unanswered question.

Lawrence Sellin takes the prize for cogent thinking and also courage for asking it and other unanswered questions concerning Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility for the presidency, as stipulated by the U.S. Constitution.

Writing at Family Security Matters, Sellin highlights the contradictions around what we might think of as Sen. Cruz's own "pathway to citizenship." Sellin also notes the senator's continuing failure to release a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.

Above is a picture of one such document, as provided by Ken Sikorski, an American whose children were...

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Meanwhile, back in the Netherlands...

nltimes.nl reports on poison on the political Left, which continues its demonization of Geert Wilders, recklessly echoing the drumbeat that preceded the assassination of Pim Fortuyn in 2002.

Wilders' PVV party is currently leading in Dutch political opinion polls.

Local Labour leader wishes for Wilders death in Tweet

PvdA leader in Katwijk Willem den Hertog wished that PVV leader Geert Wilders will die of a heart attack in a post he distributed through his Twitter account late Thursday morning. Following the commotion [the death-wish-tweets] caused, [den Hartog] said the messages should not have been published,...

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This video, this woman, her words, her simplicity, her humanity, need no introduction except to say that this is a warning from the edge of hell -- La Belle France, which today exists only in the hearts and souls of its good citizens. Not its government mininsters; its police; its privileged. 

Thanks to Vlad Tepes blog for subtitles and Oz-Rita for translating.

This is why there is such vitality to Donald Trump's campaign. He is the only U.S. candidate who seems prepared even to pause Islamic civilization jihad, and to stop the de facto illegal merger with Mexico now underway.





Part 2 is here.

Dr. Ben Carson calls it "dirty tricks," "blatant lying" and wants someone fired. Donald Trump calls it fraud, a stolen victory, and wants a redo. Ted Cruz calls it a "mistake" and clearly hopes to move on, as they say, after apologizing to Carson.

What is "it"? The false rumor that Carson was suspending his presidential campaign which Cruz campaign people used to urge Carson supporters to support Cruz on caucus night in Iowa. 

Evidence includes the email (image above) that CNN, Huffington Post, the Daily Mail and other media outlets have reported that the Cruz campaign sent to Iowa precinct captains. 

As super...

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