Gary Johnson and William Weld are fake libertarians miseducating the public

    Gary Johnson and William Weld are fake libertarians miseducating the public

    In case you haven’t heard, the Libertarian Party national convention is taking place this weekend. It is hard to tell who will emerge as the nominee, but the three frontrunners are Austin Petersen, John McAfee, and 2012 nominee, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. If Johnson is the nominee, I will not be able to support him, even though Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are downright | Read More »

    If Prntly.com, the Fake Trump News Site, Made a TV Show

      We were recently treated to the crown jewel in the Fox News coronet of failure, as a news source. This came after almost a year of obscene pandering to Trump, in which Fox gifted him with dramatically more coverage than any other candidate, since he announced last June. From May 1, 2015 to December 15, 2015 Trump received an astounding 22 hours and 46 minutes | Read More »

    Is Donald Trump afraid to debate Bernie Sanders?

    I thought the Trump Sanders debate was a brilliant idea.  Apparently Donald Trump has pulled the plug on it.  Trump should have let the DNC pull the plug on this (do you think the rigged DNC would let Bernie embarrass Hillary). And if it went forward, I would have been YUGE. And think of the money they would have raised for women’s health issues.   | Read More »

    So This Is How It Ends?

    Is this how it ends? “It” could be conservatism, our nation or who knows? But it looks very dark for those who have not and will not jump aboard the Trump train. “At the end of their rule, when their sin is at its height, a fierce king, a master of intrigue, will rise to power. He will become very strong, but not by his own | Read More »

    Water Cooler 5/27/16 OPEN THREAD – Flags and crosses, torching tickets, Sessions open to VP nod

    Trigger warning. Expect flags and crosses This should suffice as a trigger warning for lefties that you’ll probably see flags and crosses when you’re out this Memorial Day weekend. Deal with it. WSB from Atlanta says a memorial of crosses is back up in Hiram, GA. It had been taken down because a few people complained about the crosses being up on a small piece of city owned land at an intersection. Dozens of residents | Read More »

    Memorial Day: Remember Pearl Harbor

    Photograph of Ford Island and Battle Ship Row taken by Japanese Forces Victor Davis Hanson responds to Barack Obama’s upcoming Hiroshima Trip: What about Pearl Harbor? Victor Davis Hanson: Hiroshima and Nagasaki must be considered in context What Obama and Rhodes should read before going to Hiroshima https://t.co/0C3XXWteNr — John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) May 10, 2016 President Obama Gives One Of The Most Repulsive Speeches In | Read More »

    If anything could drive me to support Donald Trump it’s this…

    Civic Duty? The preening hyperventalations of Monsieur Sullivan Andrew Sullivan opining with his pal Bill Maher         Many have written why there are opposed to Donald Trump as President, some very persuasively.  Andrew Sullivan is not one of them.  His arguments on democracy and tyranny, which are a mulligan’s stew of regurgitated Plato and de Tocqueville, apply stronger to Barack Obama (and Bernie | Read More »

    Donald Trump’s dictatorship of the proletariat

    Donald Trump's dictatorship of the proletariat

    In an interview with Joshua Green of Bloomberg Politics, Bernie Sanders was asked what changes he would bring to the Democrat party if he were to be elected president. Using the talking points we’ve come to expect from the self-proclaimed Democratic-Socialist, he replied: “Five, 10 years from now — different party. You’re going to have a workers party. A party of people that [sic] haven’t | Read More »

    Hey, why not apologize for this American transgression?

    Hey — all you liberals out there! If you think Donald Trump is offensive when he talks about minority populations such as Latinos and Muslims, and you want to distance yourself as far as possible from his cretinous ideas, even to the point of apologizing for America should he become leader, then let me make a suggestion: Start apologizing for public schools in the same way. America’s | Read More »

    Trump Volunteer Rally to be held in Vero Beach

    The Republican Club of Indian River and Friends of Donald J. Trump for President announced they will present a Trump Volunteer Rally on Tuesday, May 31st in Vero Beach, Florida.

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    The Battle for the House in 2016- May News (Part 1 of 2)

    With deadlines looming and actual primaries held, May and June look to be important months.  So without further ado- CO-05:  Incumbent Republican Doug Lamborn barely survived making it to the primary ballot at the state convention garnering 35% of the vote.  He needed 30% to make it.  Legislative aid Calandra Vargas managed 58% of the vote.  What makes this extra interesting is that a candidate | Read More »

    Trump: The Case Against Opting Out

    Trump: The Case Against Opting Out

    From the diaries – Caleb No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.… Winston Churchill; 1947, the House of Commons. Democracy is hard – hard for the activists who walk precincts, make phone calls, cajole their friends, | Read More »

    #CrookedHillary: No one believes her, no one likes her…

    Know Your Meme Washington Post: Inexcusable, willful disregard of the rules by Hillary Clinton   This is again getting bad for Hillary Clinton. If she was a Republican, Hillary Clinton would have been indicted already. This is increasingly becoming a problem that Barack Obama and his administration cannot cover up. Obama must be kicking himself for not giving Biden the green light.   Obama and | Read More »

    Young Voters in this Election and the Future

    This diary is a bit of a follow-up to my previous one titled Young Conservatives and the Future of America, in which I discussed the role of young conservative voters in our nation and the unique challenges they face. Writing that post got me thinking even more about the current state of America’s youth, and how my generation will be impacting the future of this nation. I | Read More »

    Libertarians: You have a rare chance to reshape the American political landscape- Don’t blow it

      “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”  –  T. S. Eliot   Life is filled with choices, often really difficult ones, where we have to balance competing interests and loyalties.  Libertarians are faced with such a choice in a few days. They have to decide who their nominee will be.  The good thing for | Read More »

    “Clinton Cash” Is the Movie Every Voter Should See before Election Day

    Re-posted from National Review The alleged fraud and corruption within the Clinton Foundation is, by now, old news to political junkies. It was all skillfully laid out last year in Peter Schweizer’s bestselling book Clinton Cash. Now, with the Clintons on the verge of re-occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Schweizer’s book has been made into a one-hour documentary that will clarify the depths of their iniquity | Read More »

    Colorado Taxpayers Should Not Bailout Obamacare Medicaid

    Since Obamacare passed, Colorado’s Medicaid rolls have more than doubled–including a large addition of able-bodied, childless adults – and it’s only going to get worse. Enterprising the fee will not fix the fact that our state elected officials opted into Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, burdening our taxpayers and syphoning funds from the budget. Currently, 1 in 4 Coloradans are on Medicaid, when just six years ago it was 1 in 10. This move has aided in pushing our state budget spending on healthcare to well over 30%.

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    Watercooler 5/26/16; N.Y.C. And The 31 Genders; Trump Erotica To Be Motion Picture; State Staff Told Mums The Word Re:Hillary

    New York City Will Now Fine You, If You Mis-Identify Which Of 31 Genders They Claim To Belong To Looks like Mayor DeBlasio has been hitting Baskin Robbins too often. It’s 31 flavors of ice cream not genders. Anyway curious coincidence aside businesses in NYC can now be fined for not using the correct pronoun for people based on these 31 genders BI-GENDERED • CROSS-DRESSER | Read More »

    Donald Trump agrees to debate Bernie Sanders in California

    Hillary Clinton backed out of an agreement to debate Bernie Sanders in California. Bernie posed the challenge to Trump and he accepted (provided money goes to charity). Obviously there is always risk, a bad debate night can hurt you.  Still, this is potentially a game changer, for Bernie.  I assume both Trump and Sanders could hold their own against each other, but there would be | Read More »

    Another Year, Another Crony Shakedown Attempt From Retailers

    The National Retail Federation (NRF) is in town, which means it’s time to brace yourself for the K Street equivalent of a brazen heist. It’s difficult to think of another industry that has been as shameless as the retailers in trying to get Congress to intervene in routine negotiations with a vendor, in this case the credit card companies that process their payments.  Does Apple | Read More »

    Illegal aliens sue landlord

    Illegal aliens sue landlord

    Do you remember back in April when the Obama administration informed landlords across America that the refusal to rent to ex-felons who happen to be a minority–specifically blacks and Hispanics–could result in federal charges of racial discrimination? While the federal Fair Housing Act doesn’t mention criminals as a protected class, the guidelines released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development said that citing the | Read More »

    Some Other Cultures Actually Do Suck

    Cultural relativism is a stupid argument from the start.  It teaches that truth is relative to any culture.  If that were so, then there are no “truths” and 2+2 does not equal 4 since that is a “truth.”  This then implies that there is no good and there is no evil.  What we in the West may view as “bad” or “evil” really isn’t because | Read More »

    Mr. Hyde Strikes Again: Will Trump Destroy Himself, the GOP — or Both?

      It’s a facet of narcissism that the “sufferer” from this malady is so intent on feeding his own ego that he damages himself. Of course, it’s those around the narcissist who actually suffer from him.   Behold, the Trump method for bringing in the Hispanic vote: Now he’s attacked Governor Susana Martinez, of New Mexico – a GOP star –  because she didn’t leap | Read More »

    House Oversight Committee Demands Criminal Investigation into Cover Oregon

    House Oversight Committee Demands Criminal Investigation into Cover Oregon

    From the diaries … The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released a staff report titled, “How Mismanagement and Political Interference Squandered $305 Million Federal Taxpayer Dollars.”  The report details findings from the Committee’s year-long investigation into the collapse of Cover Oregon that included the review of over 170,000 pages of emails and reports. Cover Oregon was to be the shining | Read More »

    My Endorsement for President of the United States

    Unfortunately, both parties have decimated the first principles that made this country great over the last 80+years. The Democratic Party, steeped in progressive, liberal philosophy, has consistently fought for consolidated, centralized political power at the expense of individual self-determination. In recent years, the GOP has been less rigorous in providing a robust loyal opposition. Ironically, even though recent elections have produced a plethora of courageous constitutionalists under the GOP banner, the party has failed to enact policies predicated on the venerable principles of liberty enshrined in a Libertarian worldview.

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    Watercooler 5/25 Open Thread: Health Food or HELLth Food?, Flipping Off Bloomberg

    #NeverTrumpNeverKasich #NotInMYNameWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got… well, a bit less serious, a minor rant and something that I hope will be kind of fun.   Personal Rant, Healthnut Heal Thyself Edition Last week marked my first time in a KFC in several years, my stomach leading me in because of a craving for fried chicken and | Read More »

    Trump talks rape/not rape and conspiracy theories

    Trump talks rape/not rape and conspiracy theories

    I have a blunt and serious question to ask you. When is the rape of a woman not a rape? Well, if you’re Donald Trump, it all depends on when you’re asked. In a new video released by his campaign, Trump accuses Bill Clinton of raping Kathleen Wiley and Juanita Broderick, and he tries to link this allegation to Hillary. Bill Clinton isn’t running for | Read More »

    Clueless Ramblings from Bernie Sanders’ and VA Secretary Robert McDonald

    Recently, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) and other liberals called for California to adopt the Department of Veterans Affairs model that has the government negotiate the price of prescription drugs.   How anyone thinks the VA, an agency so steeped in scandals and failure, is a model for anything is beyond me. Sanders’ call is as clueless as the recent comments from Veterans Affairs Sec. Robert McDonald. | Read More »

    Can Hillary Clinton lose the general election?

    There was a crooked Hillary, and she walked a crooked mile, She found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile; She bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse, And they all lived together in a little crooked house. Apologies to Scottish-English Nursery Rhymes Beyond the fact that Hillary Clinton’s email FBI investigation is still going on and polls are tighten or even between | Read More »

    Nope!!! Still Not Convinced to Vote for Trump

    Dennis Prager, a well-respected conservative, has an article in Townhall regarding voting for Trump and takes aim at the #NeverTrump movement.  The article can be read in its entirety here: A Response to My Conservative #NeverTrump Friends.  Just as Prager does not find the arguments of those who oppose Trump convincing, this writer finds his arguments equally unconvincing. Prager basically takes the lesser of two evils argument | Read More »

    Watercooler 5/24/16 Open Thread: Racistnativeclimategender

    The Racist Trees of our National Parks Mickey Fearn, the National Park Service Deputy Director for Communications and Community Assistance, made headlines when he claimed that black people don’t visit national parks because they associate them with slaves being lynched by their masters. New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name Nine in 10 Native Americans say they are not | Read More »

    Cybersecurity and Free Markets

    Officials from the United States and China met earlier this month to discuss issues relating to “international norms of state behavior and other crucial issues for international security in cyberspace.” The meeting was the first since the two countries agreed on an anti-hacking pledge, and should continue on a biannual basis. Hacking allegedly conducted by China costs United States companies large sums of money, exposes | Read More »

    Clinton Has the Electoral College Advantage…For Now

    Clinton Has the Electoral College Advantage…For Now

    The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton will crush Donald Trump in the November election. As I detailed previously, a generic Democratic candidate begins the general election with a huge Electoral College advantage based on how states have voted in the last six presidential elections. The count in September 2015 stood at 257 Electoral Votes for the Democrat and 206 Electoral Votes for the Republican, | Read More »

    The Trump Effect and the Senate- Part 2: Kentucky

    On the Republican side, most of the intrigue involved Rand Paul and his presidential aspirations.  At one time he actually was a viable candidate for the presidency, but things seriously unraveled.  Prior to that, believing his chances were better in a caucus format, the state legislature changed their law and allowed it after the Paul campaign put up $250,000 to help finance the caucuses.  However, | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Why waste food to replace something we already have too much of?

    Since the RFS became law, numerous studies have been done to determine the environmental benefit of ethanol over gasoline—many of which conclude that ethanol is actually more detrimental than gasoline. At a recent House Oversight Committee hearing, John DeCicco, a research professor at the University of Michigan’s Energy Institute, said, according to Morning Consult, “the studies assuming biofuels are carbon neutral are flawed.” Morning Consult reports: “he has found ethanol’s net emissions to be as much as 70 percent higher than traditional gasoline.”

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    Does Hillary Clinton still want a 55 MPH national speed limit?

    Does Hillary Clinton still want a 55 MPH national speed limit?

    A 2006 article from AutoBlog is making the rounds on social media. It reported on then-Senator Clinton’s push for a 55 MPH national speed limit: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, ex-First Lady and likely future presidential candidate threw out an odd legal suggestion to the National Press Club this week: a nationwide return to the double-nickel. According to Clinton, “The 55-mile speed limit really does lower | Read More »

    Trump’s 41% “Win” Was a GOP Scheme Gone Bad; Delegates CAN Fix It

    It started with an underhanded strategy by the GOP establishment. The mission: block conservatives Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz; and nominate Jeb Bush. First, they engineered an absurdly large slate of candidates “coincidentally” stacked with people who could divide the vote in key states: Florida, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia; plus Huckabee, to help in Arkansas and to divide the | Read More »

    Rep. John Culberson – A Hero for Conservative Principles

    As a strong supporter of federalism, the Tenth Amendment, and the Second Amendment, Culberson can be expected, and many are expecting him, to remove the RAWA language from the Appropriations Bill. Even many social conservatives that personally oppose gambling on moral reasons recognize that laws and regulations regarding internet-based gambling should be decided at the state level in accordance with the Tenth Amendment. Rep. Culberson is a hero for standing up for conservative principles, and he can continue to prove that by removing RAWA and standing up for federalism and the Tenth Amendment once again.

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    I would like just a few remaining questions answered before I am willing to renounce #nevertrump

    It seems most of the Republican Party, from those we otherwise like (Perry, Jindal, etc) to those we despise (Graham) have fallen in line to support the personal and professional failure, lifelong liberal that we have as the presumptive nominee.  I would like to give in and support him. After all, who doesn’t like being on the winning team? This is a common phenomenon in sports. | Read More »

    Water Cooler 5/23/16 – OPEN THREAD – Peace Prize Prez, Tooth pics, Fastball, Quickhits

     Might as well have it out Friday, Erick Erickson encouraged Mitt Romney to go ahead and run third party.  It’s about nine lines of copy. Not a lengthy tome by any stretch. He admitted to not backing Romney in previous White House runs, but argued this time is different. Today, Daily Caller Senior Editor Jamie Weinstein has taken up the flag also suggesting Mitt Romney might be | Read More »

    For those who do not shy away from the ProLife issue

    IMO, any question re: Abortion should be answered with this….. “I notice you Liberals in the MSM never ask Democrats about the Killing of UnBorn Babies! Since you are trying to imply Republicans are extreme, let’s discuss that… It is the Democrats’ position that is the extreme position… Take for example the issue of the ‘Life of the Mother’ … ProLifers, Republicans, reasonable people, want | Read More »

    The Death of Honor

    Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders are the three choices left in the two major political parties in the United States today.  We have a crony capitalist liar who degrades women, allies, and listeners with his vulgar, insulting, and vile comments on basically every subject imaginable, who changes his mind on subjects constantly, showing he has thought no further than the next sentence on | Read More »

    Weiner: I want to go see this

    Weiner Most documentaries are preachy and (resultantly) boring.  But Weiner looks like it might be entertaining. Weiner on Rotten Tomatoes I did not want to see this though, I blame Weiner: .@ComfortablySmug why did we have to see Actor Joffrey inspecting his junk for warts? #LetMeGoBlind #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/80kSUyiBYF — Evi L. Bloggerlady (@MsEBL) May 23, 2016

    Red Tape: The barrier to Trump’s wall is precisely what Trump rails against

    Column re-posted from Washington Examiner If due to a political miracle Donald J. Trump is elected the 45th president of the United States, it is highly unlikely that he will fulfill his most prominent and visual campaign promise – the building of a wall along the U.S.– Mexico border. Ironically, the barrier between Trump and his signature political project will be precisely what Trump continuously | Read More »

    Why I Cannot Vote For Trump (or remain a Republican)

    I cannot vote for Donald Trump. I cannot abandon #NeverTrump. It’s not because Trump is a pathological liar. It’s not because he is so arrogant he makes Barrack Obama seem humble. It’s not because he stole millions of dollars from students of his bogus university. It’s not because he tried to use his political influence to evict an elderly woman from her home against her | Read More »

    NY liberal Trump considers establishment RINO Bob Corker for VP

    NY liberal Trump considers establishment RINO Bob Corker for VP

    Even though he’s the only Republican candidate for president still running, Donald Trump hasn’t been winning by large enough margins in the remaining primary states to put this thing away. Heck, Washington state’s GOP awarded 40 out of 41 elected delegate slots to Cruz during their party convention this past Saturday. So, as the New York liberal trudges down the road to 1237 delegates, which | Read More »

    Why I May Pull the Lever For Trump: Shooting Oneself in the Head vs. in the Foot

    I can’t stand Donald Trump. Like many others I’ve been long aware of him since he first splashed his way onto the national stage as a self proclaimed real estate genius. It was, frankly, pretty entertaining to watch him showcase government dysfunction in the Wollman Rink affair and I found myself visiting the glitzy Taj Mahal when it first opened after years in the news. | Read More »

    Fox Business tries to restart old Trump-Cruz feud from February

    As I was surfing Facebook today, I came across a photo posted by Fox Business the day before. My first reaction was, “You have got to be kidding, is THIS how Trump is planning on uniting the party???” Then I thought for a moment and did a quick Google search. It sounded familiar. The quote, it turns out, was actually a Trump tweet from February. | Read More »

    In defense of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin

    Full disclosure on my part, the stance I take on abortion is that I believe it should only be legal in a case where the mother’s life is in danger.  I arrive at said stance not from a particularly religious view, but from more of a legal standpoint, which essentially boils down to a case of self defense.  My intent is not to argue my | Read More »

    Water Cooler 5/22/2016 – OPEN THREAD – EU Nationalism; WMDs & ISIL; Child Abuse in Hollywood; Artist Defied Castro

    Austrian Presidential Election Austria is on the verge of electing far right Freedom Party (FPO) nationalist Norbert Hofer as the new President. While largely ceremonial, Hofer plans to push the bounds of his new position. His election would carry huge symbolism. Mr Hofer would be the first far-Right president to be elected in the European Union’s history and – both his detractors and supporters warn | Read More »