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A couple ‘a vids

I’ve watched a lot of Trump vids over the past 6 months.  Mostly rallies, some interviews, speeches, portions of the debates. A variety of stuff. Much of it is very worth watching. Yesterday’s rallies in Forth Worth and Oklahoma City, for instance: both among the best that I’ve seen.

Tonight, though, I came across something special so I will link it here, I encourage everyone to give it a click and enjoy:

Learn to Love TRUMP in 12 Minutes or Less

I won’t embed that because it’s much better in a full sized window, preferably hi-def if your regional YouTube server can feed it to you.

One of the best things about it is all the crowd shots.  Having watched so many rallies where the cameras never! move! one! single! inch! it’s really refreshing, even thrilling, to see the size of these crowds.

Here’s another good one by that same person:

Donald Trump – A Great Leader, Father & American

My favorite part of that one is when he asks all the little kids if they want a ride in his helicopter and they all yell, “Yeaaaaaahhh!!!!!”  Gotta love it!

Both of these were put together by an anonymous person called merely “A Donald Trump Fan.”  I don’t have a YouTube account, so I will say here: Great job, whoever you are.

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Seen on the web:

“I’m moving to Canada if Trump becomes president.”
“What about Mexico?”
“I don’t want to live in Mexico, it sucks!”
“Me either, that’s why I’m voting for Trump!”

I LOLed.

I wonder what would happen if one were to ask such a person what exactly it is that “sucks” about Mexico.

 

10 Feet Taller

I had some minor car trouble today, which gave me some unexpected time to watch one of the recent Trump rallies.  This one was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, held yesterday.  It’s one of the better rallies I’ve seen.  Here’s a link to the video:

Trump rally, Baton Rouge, Feb. 11, 2016

(Skip the first hour of that, he starts talking around 1:01:00.)

What’s the best part? Towards the end, he’s talking about the wall, and how the president of Mexico said, “Mexico is NEVER going to pay for that wall. NEVER.”  So the press calls on Trump and asks, “Do you have a comment?” Trump’s response, “Yes, tell him the wall just got 10 feet taller. Tell him.” And the crowd goes wild.

Sanders on open borders

This is interesting. Bernie Sanders talking about the open borders concept, as part of a more lengthy interview. In summary, he’s opposed to it.  A short excerpt:

Ezra Klein
You said being a democratic socialist means a more international view. I think if you take global poverty that seriously, it leads you to conclusions that in the US are considered out of political bounds. Things like sharply raising the level of immigration we permit, even up to a level of open borders. About sharply increasing …

Bernie Sanders
Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal.

Ezra Klein
Really?

Bernie Sanders
Of course. That’s a right-wing proposal, which says essentially there is no United States.

Ezra Klein
But it would make …

Bernie Sanders
Excuse me …

Ezra Klein
It would make a lot of global poor richer, wouldn’t it?

Bernie Sanders
It would make everybody in America poorer —you’re doing away with the concept of a nation state, and I don’t think there’s any country in the world that believes in that. If you believe in a nation state or in a country called the United States or UK or Denmark or any other country, you have an obligation in my view to do everything we can to help poor people. What right-wing people in this country would love is an open-border policy. Bring in all kinds of people, work for $2 or $3 an hour, that would be great for them. I don’t believe in that. I think we have to raise wages in this country, I think we have to do everything we can to create millions of jobs.

There’s more on the subject, I recommend clicking the link above to see what Sanders has to say.  In particular, the interviewer goes on to badger Sanders some more about how open borders would really be the best option for world peace, fuzzy little bunnies and pink unicorns, but Bernie isn’t having it. Good for him.

I’m especially intrigued by Sanders positing a connection between open borders and the Koch brothers.  I’d actually be able to use that, if this issue ever came up in discussion with my liberal relatives.  They tend to be pretty moonbatty, but, as with a lot of liberals, one of their sure-fire trigger words is “Koch brothers.”  I wouldn’t even need to assert a Koch brothers connection as true, I’d only have to say, “Bernie Sanders thinks open borders is a plot funded by the Koch brothers to drive down wages,” and viola, meme planted.

I’m not planning on voting for Sanders, but he’d be a better choice than Hillery Clinton, globalist plutocrat stooge that she is.

The choice in the upcoming primaries is clear: If you’re a die hard liberal or socialist of some kind, vote for Sanders, and get all your friends to vote for Sanders. The rest of us don’t lean socialist, so our obvious choice is Trump, except for the few who have some vested interest in keeping legal Americans unemployed.  For them, I might have a suggestion or two relating to flying leaps that might be taken, or lakes which might be jumped into.

A Trump vs. Sanders matchup in the general election….that would be mighty interesting.