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Roger Simon: That Fluid On Your Desk May Have Once Been Coffee

Posted on | August 7, 2015 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

Roger Simon at PJ Media offers three reasons Trump won’t go independent.

3. Trump doesn’t like to lose — and he would.

Recalls a mildly vulgar joke (to which the title alludes). I’ll quote the setup:

The auditor said, “Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment, Which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I’m not sure the IRS finds that believable.”
“I’m a great gambler, and I can prove it,” says Grandpa. “How about a demonstration?”
The auditor thinks for a moment and said, “Okay. Go ahead.”

You can totally bet your bippy that Her Majesty would cast The Donald as the new Perot, and he’d lose with a smile on his face. Allow me to speculate as to why:

  • Her Majesty has substantial dirt on The Donald.
  • The Donald has substantial animus against the GOP.
  • Her Majesty would offer The Donald some plumb position in Her Privy Counsel (formerly known as the Cabinet).

Summarizing: I was entertained by The Donald last night at the debate in Ohio. I found his unabashed willingness to mention profit highly refreshing (even as he probably energizes Her Majesty’s Commie base thereby). And, if the GOP is so asinine as to let JEB buy the nomination, I’ll play this idiotic game right with The Donald.

No mas Bush!

via Instapundit


11 Responses to “Roger Simon: That Fluid On Your Desk May Have Once Been Coffee”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 7th, 2015 @ 2:53 pm
  2. daialanye
    August 7th, 2015 @ 3:28 pm

    It’s unfortunate that poor Donald was allowed to be bullied by mean old Megyn Kelly. Now he has no hope except to claim, “They all picked on me! What did I do so wrong?”

  3. Adjoran
    August 7th, 2015 @ 4:29 pm

    I was discussing this with a woman from another state the other day. We’re of similar age, I’m ten years older, both have been voting in our states’ GOP primaries since the ’80s.

    Neither of us ever had anyone force us to vote for anyone. No one ever tried to buy either of our votes. No candidate was ever “jammed down our throats.”

    Given that the GOP nominating process is actually the most democratic in the world, with the greatest percentage of delegates chosen by direct vote of the people, isn’t it rather stupid to keep whining that “the Establishment rams this guy or forces that guy down our throat” all the time?

    Every nominee of our party from Reagan on has been the clear choice of the Republican primary voters. Get over it.

  4. smitty
    August 7th, 2015 @ 4:40 pm

    Fair enough. But if there is a Bush III, it won’t be because I supported the chap.

  5. RS
    August 7th, 2015 @ 5:05 pm

    You forget caucus states. There are any number of ways the system can be gamed if the right guy’s people are in charge.

    Second, you discount the effect of open primaries. In 2008 the vote total for the GOP nominee was 1.3ish the total number of registered Republicans in the state.

    Finally, the state party leaders decide whether the state has a primary or caucus. It can go back and forth. In fact at least one state (Missouri) had both, with the state party deciding which counted. Santorum won the caucuses by a landslide but Romney got the state’s votes because of the primary IIRC

  6. CaptDMO
    August 8th, 2015 @ 7:49 am

    Roger(L) Simon, of PJ Media (NOT to be confused w/ the Politico) , has a current “correct” record of ?%.
    Oh sure, he’s a reformed liberal with a flair for dramatic “scripts”
    But who knew he was secretly Ms. Clio?

  7. CaptDMO
    August 8th, 2015 @ 7:51 am

    Hmmm, I think “Iron my shirt” is how it went.

  8. daialanye
    August 8th, 2015 @ 9:05 am

    Based on his reaction to Megyn Trump is in need of a massive testosterone injection. Stat!

    Imagine this guy attempting to deal directly with Vlad Putin. He’d need to wear knee braces and Depends.

  9. daialanye
    August 8th, 2015 @ 9:13 am

    If Romney hadn’t had both vast resources and the backing of numerous big-name Republicans I suspect Rick Santorum would have been our nominee in ’12. I received ten+ calls for Romney to one from Santorum, even Dan Quayle getting into the act.

    Without taking money and influence into consideration the picture is incomplete. Both buy name recognition if nothing else.

  10. Gunga
    August 10th, 2015 @ 12:04 pm

    Megyn Trump…that has a nice ring to it…

    Also, this post would have 200 comments by now if Trump was mentioned in the header. I’m starting to suspect that Trump’s numbers are made of the same substance as Ron Paul’s in the last two cycles…

  11. daialanye
    August 10th, 2015 @ 12:51 pm

    Perhaps some day he’ll mention a policy rather than merely denigrate competitors. He could bring up his past positions in favor of “choice”, single-payer health care and others equally attractive to… Oh wait—he’s running as a conservative this time.