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    This Election Sucks: Let’s Get Over It Together.

    This Election Sucks: Let's Get Over It Together.

    For years now, there have been two main factions in the chattering class and on political social media. The “grassroots” side and the “establishment” side. I’m only calling them “establishment” for convenience sake because, for longer than I can remember, they’ve been accused of it. I’m not actually calling them The Establishment® so much as saying that is how they are often designated and since | Read More »

    VIDEO: Jan Brewer Chastised by Trump Audience for Wanting to Build Fences

    VIDEO: Jan Brewer Chastised by Trump Audience for Wanting to Build Fences

    Never let it be said that there are no specific policy positions among Donald Trump’s throngs of adoring fans.  Certainly when it comes to healthcare policy, the reply is “it’ll be great!” And for taxes you may hear “it’ll be great!” And then of course for dealing with ISIS we’re told “it’ll be great!” But as Jan Brewer learned at a rally in Arizona this | Read More »

    Rep. Bill Shuster: Shyster

    Rep. Bill Shuster: Shyster

    With all the election fervor, it’s easy to forget how much Republicans can suck at their jobs. So take a break from considering suicide, and spend a moment appreciating how much our elected officials love abusing their positions for person gain. Meet Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA). He heads up the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the House. For some time, he’s apparently been intent on | Read More »

    The Only CPAC Video You Need To See

    The Only CPAC Video You Need To See

    Granted, it stars me, but that’s not why. The reason you must watch this video is because it answers some of the longest held questions ever asked at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. I had fun going around and asking these questions of my fellow attendees, I just wish Donald Trump had been there so I could ask these important questions of him. Follow | Read More »

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    #NeverTrump scared Donald Trump out of CPAC. Will it matter?

    #NeverTrump scared Donald Trump out of CPAC. Will it matter?

    With Donald Trump’s cowardly decision to bail on the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, the excuses for his running & hiding with short notice have been epic.  Most often, and in spite of the fact that Trump himself has not confirmed it, the reason cited is that he would’ve been foolish to go into the lion’s den with so much obvious opposition ready to pounce. | Read More »

    Rep. Tom Cole loves him some rat ejaculate.

    Rep. Tom Cole loves him some rat ejaculate.

    Just over a month ago, I wrote this post about how Rep. Tom Cole had decided to get Republicans to fund studies on monkey drug habits and rat ejaculation up the wazoo using your tax dollars because that was apparently a priority for “conservative” Republicans in our United States Congress. In this case, we’re talking about funding for the National Institutes of Health, which I’m sure does | Read More »

    CPAC Should Disinvite Donald Trump

    CPAC Should Disinvite Donald Trump

    This Saturday, despite Donald Trump’s support for tax hikes, eminent domain abuse and the Kelo decision, massive tariffs on imported goods, Planned Parenthood, abortion including partial-birth abortion, restricting Second Amendment rights, treating people who seek the destruction of the state of Israel on an equal footing with Israel, creation of citizen databases, restricting First Amendment rights to limit bad press for himself, green energy mandates, | Read More »

    *UPDATE* Rubio Campaign: No, we did not say Senator Rubio was skipping CPAC.

    *UPDATE* Rubio Campaign: No, we did not say Senator Rubio was skipping CPAC.

    **SEE UPDATE BELOW** Every year around this time, there’s a mad rush to confirm who will be attending and who will be skipping the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in DC. It’s billed as the largest annual gathering of conservatives and generally speaking, if you’re serious about running for president, you go. It’s not because you’ll attract a bunch of new voters or switch a | Read More »

    Did Rubio & Cruz have a secret meeting today?

    Did Rubio & Cruz have a secret meeting today?

    That’s the rumor right now. We're hearing a rumor that Cruz and Rubio met privately today in Nevada. No word yet from campaign spokespeople. — Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) February 22, 2016 This would be a dream come true for many who have landed in either (or both) camps in the last few weeks. If the results in South Carolina are any indication, the Truggernaut (Trump | Read More »

    The Real Story Behind Rubio’s No Show at Conservative Review Convention

    The Real Story Behind Rubio's No Show at Conservative Review Convention

    This evening 5,000 conservative activists and voters descended on a South Carolina venue in Columbia organized by Conservative Review, to hear various political speakers and candidates leading up to the long awaited presidential primary. With the polls fluctuating and the state seemingly up for grabs, talking to 5,000 motivated people who might knock on doors on your behalf seems like a great idea. Ted Cruz | Read More »

    The Most Disturbing Hillary Clip I’ve Ever Seen In My Life Where She Isn’t Barking

    The Most Disturbing Hillary Clip I've Ever Seen In My Life Where She Isn't Barking

    It seems the insanity of this election is taking its toll. And I’m scared. These super pacs are out of control pic.twitter.com/mvoVkpevyE — Dorsey Shaw (@dorseyshaw) February 16, 2016 Very scared. Follow @BenHowe

    Trump: Ok, I lied when I said Bush lied.

    Trump: Ok, I lied when I said Bush lied.

    It always amuses me when anyone pretends Donald Trump’s flip-flopping only takes place over a long timeline. As though he forever ago changed his mind on a lot of issues and has been consistent ever since. The truth is he is a serial flip-flopper who constantly adjusts his position to fit whatever particular conversation he’s having at the moment. If he gets flustered enough, he | Read More »

    VIDEO: Trump Threatens (Again) to Go 3rd Party

    VIDEO: Trump Threatens (Again) to Go 3rd Party

    Least surprising news ever, of course. Donald Trump, who felt the heat in the last debate and was expected to do a little more than simply shout “things are going to be awesome,” is now realizing that he wishes he hadn’t signed a pledge to not go 3rd party. Anyone who has been honest with themselves about his character knew there was little chance he’d | Read More »

    Donald Trump Financed The Gang of 8

    Donald Trump Financed The Gang of 8

    One of the most common things you hear from a Trump fanatic is that the single most important thing this election is illegal immigration and that Donald Trump is the only candidate who is talking about building a wall and deporting everyone that’s here illegally. Trump has claimed that no one would be talking about illegal immigration had he not brought it up, which is | Read More »

    Is Carson suspending his campaign (again)?

    Is Carson suspending his campaign (again)?

    Politico has reported that presidential candidate, Ben Carson, will be skipping his own primary party to head down to South Carolina, the next stop in the presidential nomination circuit. The retired neurosurgeon will instead fly to South Carolina in the afternoon, his campaign said. Following Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, South Carolina Republicans will vote next, on Feb. 20. It has to be asked | Read More »