Mar 2, 201602:13 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Chris Christie stars in Trump hostage video
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Is there a sadder specimen than the toadying governor of New Jersey? Chris Christie, the tough-talking New Jersey governor who stood up to the selfishness of the teachers unions, is now the designated coat holder for the American Mussolini.
What have I done?
Turns out the indentured servants at the Stately Manor were not the only sentient beings transfixed by the Big Man’s impression of a politically incorrect cigar store Indian as he stood rooted behind Donald Trump at the latter’s over-gilded Florida pleasure dome, televised on Super Tuesday night. Is this the face of a Stockholm syndrome sufferer?
The spectacle has become a social media meme. Write your own caption: “Please, can I have my dog back now?” is the early favorite. He is the dog on a car ride when he realizes he’s being taken to the vet. He’s Biff Tannen-subservient after George McFly cold-cocks him in the parking lot. (“Marty, here’s your keys. You’re all waxed up, ready for tonight.”)
The white lab coats here at the Policy Werkes are working out their theory that old Chris is blinking Morse Code for “I’m being held in a steamer trunk on Donald’s yacht.” #FreeChrisChristie is trending on Twitter.
No, there’s something very Manchurian about this former candidate.
‘Over? It’s not over until we say it’s over!’
Again, more evidence that the movie Animal House says more about American politics than All the King’s Men, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, or All the President’s Men.
Yes, Donald Trump won seven of 10 states Tuesday. But his delegate tally stands at 315 — only one-quarter of the 1,237 needed for nomination. Cruz at 205 and Rubio at 106 are within shouting distance. And Rubio’s win in Minnesota is big — but it came too late in the news cycle to get much coverage on cable news or the early editions of the national newspapers.
The Blaska Werkes Brain Trust believes that Bernie Sanders will run as an independent after Hillary gets the nomination (he’s not a Democrat, anyway). Michael Bloomberg may be this year’s Ross Perot. Republicans at convention this August will sabotage Trump — if he even has the requisite delegates, which remains in doubt. If Trump does fall short, delegates are free to use their second ballot on an alternative. (Paul Ryan for President.) Trump will run as an independent. That makes it a five-way race.
All but two states (Nebraska and Maine) require only a plurality to take all their electoral votes but it is possible no candidate could achieve the 270 electoral votes needed, thereby throwing the election into the House of Reps, which would vote en bloc as state delegations.