Alabama Mornings’ ShowPrep for March 28th, 2016…

Let me just start right here:

Gov. Robert Bentley is a liar and should resign.

He can’t tell the people he hasn’t had a “physical affair” and be on tape saying this….

The tapes for which he apologized were purportedly created by members of the Bentley family in 2014 as they tried to ascertain whether he was involved in a relationship. People close to the Bentley family allowed AL.com to hear portions of the tapes, in which Bentley describes his love for Mason.

“You know I just I worry about sometimes I love so you much,” Bentley is heard saying in a phone conversation with a woman he calls Rebekah.” I worry about loving you so much.”

At the press conference today, he said he loved all of his staff.

“You know what?” he goes on. “When I stand behind you, and I put my arms around you, and I put my hands on your breasts, and I put my hands (unintelligible) and just pull you real close. I love that, too. ”

After being asked about that,  Bentley reiterated that the relationship was not sexual.

Among other Bentley excerpts from the recording:

“Baby, let me know what I am going to do when I start locking the door. If we are going to do what we did the other day, we are going to have to start locking the door. ”

“Baby, I love you. I know we are in a difficult situation. Unless I make things as normal as possible here, it is going to be hell.”

“I miss you. I wish you were here with you right now. I wish I could hold you. I wish I could kiss you… I wish that, I do.”

But he will not be impeached and he will not be charged with crime.

Spencer Collier may very well bring down the Governor and I am completely fine with that.


Islamic terrorism is on the march…

Brussels.

Two more Americans have been identified as killed in the attacks on Brussels, the State Department confirmed Sunday, bringing to four the total number of U.S. citizens confirmed as victims.

The State Department said, “We express our deepest condolences” to those who lost loved ones in the attack, but declined to identify them publicly.

Officials have said previously that at least a dozen Americans were injured in the attack last Tuesday.

17 raids after the fact?

They had one of the bombers and moved him BACK to Belgium.

Pakistan.

On Easter Sunday, a crisp spring day, some of the city’s Christian population mingled with their Muslim neighbors, celebrating in a neighborhood park — taking their kids on rides or pushing them on swings. Then, the sound of tragedy.

Without warning, a blast tore through the park, killing indiscriminately.

Because of the innocent setting, an unusually high number of those injured were women and children. But the attack, claimed by a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, intentionally targeted Christians, the perpetrators say.

The suicide blast, in the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore, killed at least 69 people, a local government spokesman told CNN.

Europe’s response? Pretend the problem is right-wing extremists.

Police in Brussels surrounded a group of demonstrators about 400-strong who descended Sunday on a memorial for those killed in terror attacksearlier in the week.

Some of the marchers were thought to be a part of the right-wing group “The Nation.” They carried anti-ISIS and anti-terror signs and chanted as they made their way to the Brussels Stock Exchange, where they were met with police in riot gear. Twelve of the protesters were arrested after explosive objects were thrown at the officers, according to a spokesman for the Brussels Police.

The police fired a water canon at the group at least once — as crowds who were originally there to hold a peace rally in the Place de la Bourse cheered. A remembrance ceremony scheduled for Sunday afternoon was canceledSaturday by Brussels authorities citing the level 3 terror threat. But people gathered in the square outside of the iconic stock exchange building anyway.

As the right-wing protesters were pushed back by officers, they shouted: “This is our home.” Most were clad in black, while some were masked.

The President’s response?

Bring in more Muslims.

President Obama is calling for more openness to refugees in the aftermath of the Brussels terror attacks, urging Americans to continue leading by “example” when it comes to immigration policy.

“As we move forward in this fight, we have to wield another weapon alongside our airstrikes, our military, and our counterterrorism work, and our diplomacy. And that’s the power of our example,” the president said in his weekly address on Saturday.

President Obama is calling for more openness to refugees in the aftermath of the Brussels terror attacks, urging Americans to continue leading by “example” when it comes to immigration policy.

“As we move forward in this fight, we have to wield another weapon alongside our airstrikes, our military, and our counterterrorism work, and our diplomacy. And that’s the power of our example,” the president said in his weekly address on Saturday.

“Our openness to refugees fleeing ISIL’s violence, our determination to win the battle against ISIL’s hateful and violent propaganda, a distorted view of Islam that aims to radicalize young Muslims to their cause.”

With brilliance like this, I can’t understand how Trump is so popular.


Donald Trump continues his stupid games.

The National Enquirer published a story Friday alleging that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz had extramarital affairs with several women. This is just the latest development in a “bizarre campaign” that seems to be losing steam as front-runner Trump pulls ahead.

But it also tops off a week filled with vitriol between Trump and Cruz over their wives, making it plausible for one to link the Enquirer’s story to Trump’s latest remarks.

Yes, he has no idea if the story in the Enquirer is real and he totally had nothing to do with it….

That prompted Trump to issue a lengthy statement denying being involved, but which said of the National Enquirer ‘they were right about O.J. Simpson, John Edwards and many others.’

‘I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz,’ he said.

What a jerk.

Followed by jerks

Dnald Trump’s BFF Roger Stone knows that Donald Trump couldn’t possibly be behind the Ted Cruz sex scandal storythe National Enquirer reported this week. DTrump told ABC’sThis Week on Sunday that it was not him behind the story saying, “I have no control over the National Enquirer.” Stone echoed the same sentiment on AM970 where he told host Frank Morano that by definition he couldn’t be one of Trump’s henchmen because he’s not being paid. Cruz not only blamed Trump and Stone but he also accused Stone of being someone who copulates with rodents. “Knowing what a couple of these women look like,” Stone continued, “I actually feel like he’s the one who has been copulating with rodents.”


He is also whining about how people just won’t give him the nomination

Trump’s missive reflects the still-unclear path his campaign faces in claiming the 1,237 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland that would make him the nominee. The Wall Street Journal article detailed the Cruz campaign’s efforts at seating his supporters on crucial convention committees, potentially denying Trump the GOP nomination.
In Louisiana the 10 additional delegates Cruz’s campaign is seeking come from two places: five from former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio and five unpledged delegates, who are not required to support a particular candidate.
Both tranches of delegates are likely to go for Cruz, the Journal reported.

What actually happened.

But the fight is not over. According to the Wall Street Journal (hidden behind a paywall) Ted Cruz now has at least ten more delegates from Louisiana than does Trump. Via Daily Caller:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may turn out to be the real winner of the Louisiana Republican primary. Despite losing the primary in early March by fewer than four percentage points and winning an equal number of pledged delegates, Cruz supporters scooped up five of Louisiana’s six positions on key committees intended to write the Republican National Convention’s rules and platform, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Only one Trump supporter managed to receive an appointment to a senior level delegate post. Eric Skrmetta, the Trump campaign’s state co-chairman was named vice chairman of GOP convention delegation, a mainly ceremonial position without decision-making responsibilities.

It appears the Cruz camp’s strategy of winning over state delegates who will be major players at the convention is bearing fruit. Cruz may end up with up to 10 more delegates favorable towards him in his goal to reach 1,237 delegates before Trump does at a possible contested convention.

Louisiana Trump supporter Kay Kellogg Katz, a former state legislator who went to every Republican Convention since 1984, said the Cruz campaign played a better delegate strategy in the state. She lost her delegate position in a 22-5 vote to Kim Fralick, a Cruz supporter with no experience in a major political campaign.

This is what happens when you are out-thought, out-organized, and out-hustled. But it isn’t just Louisiana:

In the state of Georgia, where Trump won decisively and was awarded 42 of the Peach State’s 76 delegates, has had a similar turn of events. One particular county, Coweta, heavily went Trump’s way by 12 percentage points, but Georgia Cruz campaign organizer Brant Frost told the WSJ that the senator’s supporters will compose 90 percent of Coweta’s delegates at state and district meetings. This group of delegates will be part of the larger pool of Georgia delegates that are chosen to go to Cleveland.

“A lot of Trump supporters are new,” Phoebe Hobbs, a Trump supporter at a GOP Convention in Cobb County, Ga. told the WSJ, noting they were unaware they needed be at Georgia precinct meetings one month ago.

What is very clear is that if Donald Trump is not awarded the nomination on the first ballot, his bloc of delegates will melt away and his wins are not being capitalized upon because his campaign is essentially incompetent.

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