Obama Shoots Himself in the Foot on Trade Bill
While there’s no doubt that in a lot of ways, Obama is successful as a president in that he set out to reshape the country in his image and has succeeded in frightening ways, there have also been several examples Obama being a fairly incompetent leader who is prone to shoot himself and the country as a whole in the foot. Case in point: In order to try | Read More »
Make America Awesome
As the Republican primary season kicks into high gear, a debate is playing out among various groups as to how one effectively takes down Donald Trump. Dave Weigel writes about this, live from New Hampshire, at the Washington Post, covering an ad that Rick Wilson and I created for the anti-Trump SuperPAC, Make America Awesome. In essence, as Weigel notes, there are two theories about how | Read More »
Shorter Kasich: ‘I’m to the left of Hillary.’
I get that New Hampshire is not exactly a bastion of conservative thought. A Republican hasn’t held the state in the general election in almost 16 years. I also get that John Kasich has not pretended to be anything like what is traditionally called a conservative. In fact, he claims to be some kind of “new” conservative which, if history is a guide for candidates | Read More »
Who Won? Trump Event vs. Fox News GOP Debate: Early Numbers Are In
Last night, in an epic showing of temper-tantrums not seen since my mom grounded me from video games in 1987 after I failed a math quiz, Donald Trump raised six million dollars for his foundation (which will allegedly support veterans instead of the usual recipients) by abandoning the GOP debate on Fox News in favor of a 2 hour infomercial happily carried on both CNN | Read More »
The Worst Campaign Ad of the Primary Season has Arrived
One might be surprised to learn that people are still giving money to Mike Huckabee’s current bid to be the presidential nominee for the Republican Party. One would be forgiven for thinking that, assuming there are people that are still giving a campaign maxing at 2% in most polls, the money would at least be well spent. One would be wrong, as evidenced by the | Read More »
GOP: The Home of Racism & White Supremacy?
Does that sound good to you? Does that hit you right in the feels? Does that make you happy and proud to be a God-fearing Republican? Now before everyone starts screaming about the racism from the left-o-sphere, of which there is plenty, let me establish my position on this: I don’t care. I’m not interested in “cleaning up the left.” As has long been a | Read More »
What Trump Believes About His Own Supporters Should Bury Him
It won’t. The saddest thing about the clip below is that Trump is absolutely right. There is seemingly nothing that can shake the support of his fans. So congratulations, Trump supporters! You’ve been had and the snake-oil salesman that tricked you did it so well he can tell you to your face that you’re a sucker and you’ll still vote for him. Follow @BenHowe
I was going to write something on why Trump sucks and then I saw this video.
And once I saw it, realized it says everything that needed to be said and all straight from Trump’s mouth. Watch it. Share it. Thank the folks at TrumpQuestions.com. Follow @BenHowe
Faith is About More Than a Little Wine and a Little Cracker
When Donald Trump spoke at Liberty University earlier this week, it was to help bolster his bonafides as a Christian to the evangelical community. A moment of pandering from a guy that prides himself on brutal honesty. I say it was pandering, not because I find any fault in telling potential voters of your Christian faith or trying to convince folks that your faith is | Read More »
Mmm Mmm Mmm, Donald John Trump
Behold “The Freedom Girls” performing at a Trump rally in Florida yesterday morning. It’s very reminiscent of another one you may recall from 2009. We on the right used as an example of how Obama had, for many, transcended merely being a political figure and had become a hero of mythological proportions to his worshippers. I’m sure many of his sycophants will pretend there is a | Read More »
Republicans Fund Monkey Drug Habits and Rat Ejaculate
In case you thought that Republicans had in any way turned their back on frivolous spending, here is a reminder that they have not. According to The Atlantic, Republicans have completely surrendered on even the idea of curtailing government spending on frivolous research that could just as easily be funded by the private sector. In this case, we’re talking about funding for the National Institutes of | Read More »
I will phone bank for Hillary if Trump is nominated.
During the height of the George W. Bush administration, immigration reform became one of his stated goals. He was squishier than the conservative base, but seemed to genuinely believe he could push for a system which would expel illegals that had committed crimes beyond their illegal entry, while finding a way for those already here illegally to become at minimum, taxpayers who weren’t hiding. I | Read More »
Trump’s Policy Proposal is Cowardice
On September 11th, 2001, I was awoken to a threat I had gone most of my life unaware existed. Certainly I had been around long enough to be aware that the Middle East was not a great vacation spot for people that don’t want to risk being blown up, but even after the USS Cole, the World Trade Center bombings, and numerous other terrorist actions | Read More »
Trump is all about ethanol cronyism. Because of course.
The longer that Donald Trump’s campaign for president goes on, the more he is exposed as a deeply unconservative, anti-free market, anti-limited government liberal who has just conned the media and a bunch of poor, low-information voters into thinking he’s conservative by saying a bunch of inflammatory things, usually involving women or minorities. The latest example: Turns out Trump is big into ethanol mandates and thinks | Read More »
Newsflash: Republican Senators Love Cronyism
With the Republican takeover of Congress earlier this year, conservatives hoped we’d see an end to cronyism. We hoped in vain. It turns out Washington has proceeded as normal, carrying on with its usual tricks. The GOP-controlled Senate is working hard to revive the Export-Import Bank. And the Senate wants to bring back a bunch of “green energy subsidies” that we thought we had dispensed with. | Read More »