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Mar 2, 201602:13 PMBlaska's Bring It!

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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.


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Mar 2, 2016 05:05 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Rollin' on the floor funny that you would have the nerve (or memory loss) to call anybody a flip-flopper. How many different candidates have you backed so far as sure winners, and where are they now? I'll bet you will still be flip-flopping on your favorite the morning after the election. And still guess wrong....

Mar 2, 2016 05:48 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

start looking at the idiots that vote for him, they are the same ones that voted for walker. time to clean our own house , blaska , and quit blaming everybody else.

Mar 3, 2016 08:57 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Blaska is singing the praises of the Go-Along-To-Get-Along Republicans. I'm sadly disappointed in myself for voting for Romney in the last cycle. Trump gets my vote this time. Hopefully, Romney can still get enough cheap domestic servants for his several homes (along with McCain) after the great wall is built.

Mar 3, 2016 10:58 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

The chances of Bernie running independent are zilch, as much as you wish it would happen. Bloomberg not running if Hillary is nominee. There goes that five way fantasy. Sabotaging Trump will hurt no one but the establishment GOP, down ticket included. Enjoy!

Mar 3, 2016 12:59 pm
 Posted by  madisonexpat

The RINO's just figured out that Trump is going to take over the Republican Party.
Why not? No one else is using it.

Mar 3, 2016 02:55 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Odd no one has talked about Christies and Trumps links via the Casino "industry" (I wasn't surprised when Trump took Nevada)

But then we are only now learning about Trump's business problems after years of reality TV touting his successes.

But then the press and commentators rarely look beyond the surface chatter- I am still seeing national coverage on Flints water problem being caused because it was cheaper than the other options- when local investigators in Michigan have proven for weeks now that a) the water option used for Flint was more expensive than other options and b) it was instituted because a number of water based industries needed Flint to contribute to make the new water system viable. The Flint Council bought in thinking it would bring jobs to the area and the state of course backed it probably as a result of the same lobbyists.

in the end 9000 children are poisoned and it looks like a bunch of babies miscarried. The story is there the resources aren't there to properly get it and promote it.

Donald Trump is a by product of that type of media - among other things

Mar 4, 2016 07:52 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

You sure have put your money on some nags over the years, haven't you? Palin, Walker, Christie... all have proved immensely disappointing.

I find it a disservice to your readers that instead of looking at the WMC/WEDC mishandling of Oscar Mayer, you're waving your arms wildly about Trump. This is, at least nominally, a business publication, right? Not a gripe session over drinks at the local tavern?

Mar 4, 2016 11:01 am
 Posted by  madisonexpat

Anonymouse 2:55

Flint has the same problem as every other Democratic monopoly - bad governance. Racism doesn't foul the water system, bad governance does.

As for what produced Trump.... the duopoly Rino's and Dems and the stunning incompetence of President Obama and his minions. That is where the appetite for someone who can run something comes from.

P.S. Her Inevitableness can't even run a semi secure server.

Mar 4, 2016 12:39 pm
 Posted by  AnonyBob

Expat, let's lay the blame of bad governance where it belongs; at the feet of a GOP businessman Governor and the manager he appointed to run Flint who superseded the local elected officials (a power given the Gov by a GOP legislature). Their decisions and later inaction is what poisoned thousands of children.
Do you wear one of Trump's "Make America White Again" caps?

Mar 4, 2016 12:46 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Instead of another inept attempt at a political discourse on national politics, how about turning your attention to the mess we have right here in wisconsin. WMC tells WEDC to not bother contacting Kraft? Are you kidding me? The senate can't even pass a bill to make lieing on a wedc application illegal? The DMV has a 27% error rate in giving voter ID's and are so fouled up that people just give up trying to get one? You can look at Christie standing there looking like a fool and easily replace him with walker or our current AG.

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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