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BY DON SORCHYCH  |  February 10, 2016

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National Review

Since this issue is online and the votes in New Hampshire were on Tuesday we are reporting the results on Wednesday. The bombshell this week has been that Donald Trump would win the Iowa Caucus, but he came in second to Ted Cruz with Marco Rubio close behind.

Trump has had two reactions so far. He threatened to sue Iowa (big mistake) and he suggested he was hurt by not attending the last debate before the Iowa caucus. There was another miscue when he publicly called Iowans “stupid.”

Disappointing to say the least.

However, Trump is the only candidate who is adamant about closing the border and sending illegal aliens home. After 45 years of deceit by both parties it is time and I doubt any other candidate would have the chutzpah to do it. There is much more to say in defense of Trump and in due time I will be more specific.

Trump took New Hampshire with 35 percent of the vote in a crowded field with John Kasich coming in a distant second at 16 percent.

Ted Cruz came in third with 12 percent, followed by Jeb Bush with 11 percent.

Marco Rubio, who came in third in Iowa, was knocked down to fifth place with 10.5 percent.

The evil twins on the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, were deadlocked in Iowa and had to flip coins to separate winner from loser. However Clinton won Iowa by a razor-thin margin with six successive winning flips. Now tell me she isn’t a witch.

Sanders turned around and trounced Clinton in New Hampshire by a vote of 60 percent to 38 percent.

Our youth are trying to send us to oblivion by voting for a socialist – really a communist – Bernie Sanders. That is thanks to our leftist schools and heralded teachings which leave out our founders and our incredible Constitution. Hillary Clinton is nearly as bad and if she weren’t a Washington insider she would be in jail.

I was not amazed but angered by the recent copy of National Review. The front cover said “Against Trump.” That was only the beginning. The pages inside the magazine were worse, far worse.

The early pages of the magazine are titled, “The Week.” The first four vignettes are anti-Trump followed by a two page editorial blasting Trump. Then a “brief reply to our critics” in which they enumerate defenses of their anti-Trump statements in past issues. There is a long dissertation by Editor Richard Lowry and Ramesh Ponnuru damning Trump.

A series of articles follow with a “Conservatives Against Trump” headline.

The writers are: Glenn Beck, David Boaz, L. Brent Bozell III, Mona Charen, Beb Domenech, Erick Erickson, Stephen F. Hayward, Mark Helprin, William Kristol, Yuval Levin, Dana Loesch, Andrew C. McCarthy, David McIntosh, Michael Medved,  Edwin Meese III, Russel Moore, Michael B. Mukasey, Katie Pavlich, John Podhoretz, R.R. Reno, Thomas Sowell and Cal Thomas; 22 writers in all!

Athwart,” by James Lileks is the last hit piece and covers a whole page.

There is no doubt these writers covered every soft spot based on statements he has made, and there are many, with the possibility of questionable results. But if there ever was a gang rape of a candidate this is one.

Is Trump conservative? No, but he is the only candidate who will build a fence and support the fence with modern technology, AND send all illegal aliens home. Yes, he will!

I also believe he will limit immigration and stop the madness created by Obama by keeping Syrian and other likely terrorists from coming to our country. Europe has already shown why massive immigration is madness. 

So there National Review!