A new marketing strategy for Sen. Cruz- Use Trump’s brand against him

    Up til now, Ted Cruz hasn’t been able to make a dent in Trump’s poll numbers, with the exceptions of Kansas and Maine.  Even in those states Cruz’s victories were clearly more a function of him taking away votes from Rubio than from Trump, who still got his 25-35%. For the sake of the argument I’m about to make, let’s assume Kasich either drops out | Read More »

    Like his boss, Jack Lew is a bully who ignores the Constitution

    Picture this: it’s the summer of 2011 at the height of the debt ceiling battle between then-Speaker John Boehner and President Obama. Boehner, Obama, and the Senate leaders had all reached an agreement in principle, leaving their aides to work out the fine print. Inside the White House, then-Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner is warning colleagues that only hours remain until a fiscal calamity that would | Read More »

    The Continuing Hypocrisy of the Wannabe Whiner-In-Chief

    Most people on the Left are livid about campaign finance reform.  Mention two words- Citizens United- to a Democrat and their heads will almost explode.  Despite the fact that most campaign finance laws are a sham, the Supreme Court allows government to place limits on political speech under the broad rubric of “eliminating corruption or the appearance of corruption.” The reason the Left believes in campaign finance | Read More »

    Trump Tries to Go Legit in WSJ Editorial. No Dice.

    UPDATE: streiff has a similar post here. This post has no connection to his. Well, he tried. Donald Trump tried to show some relevency with a prime Thursday guest editorial in the Wall Street Journal. Was this about explaining about some of his economic platforms, perhaps providing some context to tariffs, clarity on his tax policy, or even what he planned on doing to reduce | Read More »

    The Case for Kasich

    Let’s start with the easy part: It will be demeaning to the American people if we are brought to the point of knowingly electing the most corrupt presidential candidate ever – Watergate (yes, fired as junior counsel for dishonesty), Whitewater, Travelgate, sexual predator enabler, Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation, the e-mail saga. One thinks of the latter days of Rome with the people complicit in the | Read More »

    The RIAA is absolutely two faced on the DMCA and Copyright Online

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) these days is claiming that the Digital Millennium Copyright act (DMCA) is an unfair giveaway that is letting Google run roughshod over copyrights, and profit over wrongdoing. They say we need new legislation to protect copyright. What they’re throwing down the memory hole is that the DMCA was their bill.

    Water Cooler 4/14/16 IRS Encourages SSN Theft; Hillary “Truth about UFOS”; Trump Screws More People

    IRS Admits It Encourages Illegals to Steal Social Security Numbers And Claim Fraudulent Refunds According to Senator Daniel Coats(R-IN): What we learned is that … the IRS continues to process tax returns with false W-2 information and issue refunds as if they were routine tax returns, and say that’s not really our job. We also learned the IRS ignores notifications from the Social Security Administration | Read More »

    Donald Trump Skipped Sunday School as a Kid

    If Trump really wants to start turning around those dismal disapproval ratings he might actually take a long, hard look the Bible that he professes such admiration towards. Otherwise, using one part of the Bible to justify his actions is showing ignorance of the book he loves so much – two Corinthians & all.

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    Another day, another state full of lost delegates for Trump: Nebraska

    According to Politico, Nebraska started choosing their 33 state delegates last week in county by county meetings, and the Trumpsters were nowhere to be found. Cruz folks were organized as usual, and turned the county events into Cruz pep rallies. The primary will occur on May 10th, but regardless of the outcome (nearly a guaranteed Cruz win), Trump will likely be completely shut out of | Read More »

    Watch as Pandora lobbies for Washington to pick winners and losers

    Tim Westergren founded Pandora, a company about streaming popular music to people over the Internet. They don’t make the music, they just play it for you. He’s retaking control of his company. Watch for it to remain hyper aggressive in lobbying for a special deal from Washington to cut costs.

    Michelle Fields: Can She Win a Defamation Lawsuit?

    It seems almost inevitable with a candidate like Donald Trump that the issue of defamation lawsuits would come up. So much “lying” . So many insults. So here is a primer on defamation law by me, a lawyer who has litigated a few of these cases but is not an expert(but is a lawyer). Defamation is a claim for damages (in law we call it | Read More »

    Michelle Fields and Corey Lewandowski

    American Power had this back in 2014. Probably not a shout out to Corey Lewandowski.   The prosecutor in Florida is not going to go forward with the Lewandowski misdemeanor assault charges. I agree with that decision. For those asking, office of prosecutor asked 2 weeks ago if I’d be ok with an apology from Corey. I said ya but haven’t heard back about it | Read More »

    Google is knowingly profiting from widespread copyright infringement

    If you run a normal hotel, and prostitutes dressed discreetly book overnight stays to take their clients for a visit, nobody’s going to blame the hotel as aiding a prostitution ring. However if you run a ‘hotel’ that charges an hourly rate, and the same women are constantly seen bringing men in all day long for one hour at a time, then a reasonable person | Read More »

    The Impending Supreme Court Immigration Case Explained

    On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear the government’s challenge to an injunction issued in Texas against Obama’s deferred deportation executive action.  This action, announced in November 2014, would allow illegal immigrants to remain in the United States under two criteria: (1) they have children here and (2) they have been in the US at least since January 2010.  They could apply for a special | Read More »

    Things I’m tired of hearing

    Like an ear worm or a bad tape loop, certain themes keep surfacing among the Pundit and Media class that make me want to shout at television screens, computer monitors, and publications alike: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” They send me scurrying away from those who repeat these themes. Here they are, in no particular order: 1. Obama/the RNC/the | Read More »

    Exclusive: Cruz, Lee Attempt to Take Down Operation Choke Point

    Exclusive: Cruz, Lee Attempt to Take Down Operation Choke Point

    Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah plan to introduce a bill today that attempts to unravel the Justice Department’s controversial program Operation Choke Point, The Daily Signal has exclusively learned. “Under President Obama’s reign, the DOJ has abandoned its longstanding tradition of staying out of politics and has instead become a partisan arm of the White House,” Cruz said. “The Obama | Read More »

    Cruz ad: “de Blasio’s Done”! No More Sanctuary City. Cruz DOJ to Hold Corrupt Politicians Accountable

    Per TheRightScoop.com, Cruz has a new radio ad out laying into Trump donee and NYC mayor Bill de Blasio as a coddler of terrorists and of illegal immigrants. Cruz made some ominous statements about how his administration and DOJ will act: Narrator: Here’s mayor de Blasio attacking Ted Cruz de Blasio: I think Ted Cruz is out of touch with New York State and New | Read More »

    Trump And The New Know Nothings

    In recent days a vocal number of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign supporters have elevated ignorance of election laws and nominating rules as some sort of badge of honor. Trump himself has likened ignorance to well-established rules as being some sort of perverse evidence of his “outsider” status. It is instead evidence of willful know-nothing laziness. Indeed, Donald Trump is running head-long into ownership of a new Know | Read More »

    Want a preview of how Trump will fare against Hillary? Look no further than Carly Fiorina

    If Donald Trump is the GOP nominee, he’ll lose in the general to Hillary.  To all of us who aren’t in the tank for Trump, that’s fairly obvious.  But we’ll still have to debate “conservative” Trump supporters in the media who will claim he can beat Hillary despite his historically bad favorable/unfavorable ratings and his massive disadvantage among minorities, among other things. So to those | Read More »

    Watercooler 4/13 Open Thread – Of Conservative Alternatives, BS Flags and Troubled Turtles

    #NeverTrumpNeverKasichWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…   Alternatives to Leftist Activist or Trumpstapo Firms Of late, many people have been turning up their boycotts on Enemies of the Cause–our own JD Rucker got fed up with Drudge and just launched competitor SocialNewsWatch, and some sources have recommended recent startup ProPay as an alternate to PayPal. (ProPay supports the | Read More »

    Did Rubio Endorse Cruz Yesterday?

    I do not have the LevinTV subscription, but reports are that Marco was on with Levin yesterday and stated that his delegates should vote for Cruz: “I want the Republican nominee to be a conservative … and the best person — and in my view the only person at this moment of the candidates still currently campaigning — is Ted Cruz.” Hugh Hewitt called it | Read More »

    Cruz Gives the Boot to New Jersey Birther Tinfoil Brigade

    Cruz Gives the Boot to New Jersey Birther Tinfoil Brigade

    Judge Jeff Masin ruled that Cruz is a “natural-born citizen” per the Constitution yesterday in Trenton, NJ. The ruling came in a suit filed with the Secretary of State’s office by some New Jersey birther nutjobbers true believers. This group of InfoWars heroes was led by a law professor from Catholic University of America. Which has to make one question what kind of lawyering is taught at Wasington DC’s | Read More »

    Here’s the Answer to Trump’s Ludicrous Question About His Organizational Ineptitude

    Here's the Answer to Trump's Ludicrous Question About His Organizational Ineptitude

    It’s quite ironic that Donald Trump was at a CNN town hall event when he was asked about being spanked by Ted Cruz’s organization in Colorado. Anderson Cooper pointed out that the loss went against Trump’s narrative of being an “organizational genius” and called into question his leadership abilities.

    The Peruvian Elections- And You Think the Process is Messy Here?

    On April 1oth, Peru held their presidential election.  The Peruvian Constitution has a one-term limit, although anyone can run non-consecutively for the four-year term.  Thus, a President from eight years ago can run again in a later election.  Peru uses a two-round system to elect their President with the top two vote-getters on April 10th advancing to a runoff in June unless someone gets to | Read More »

    The Enemy From Within – We’ve Destroyed Ourselves

    When I think about how wrong this election cycle has gone I just can’t help but think of an old saying. “When there are no enemies within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you”. How true is that statement in light of our current election cycle?  Well does Homer love beer? The SAD fact is we’ve been sabotaged, marooned, and beaten to a pulp because of | Read More »

    Young Conservatives Creating A New Brand of Conservatism

    Young Conservatives Creating A New Brand of Conservatism

    Today, I believe the Republican Party’s leaders (like Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Mia Love, Tim Scott, Susana Martinez, and Scott Walker) respect and embrace diversity within the conservative movement. Despite that, many of the GOP’s supporters do not feel the same way. Many of them shame anyone who isn’t a 100% conservative. They call them “cuckservatives” or “RINOs”. Thankfully, due to the youth conservative movement, | Read More »

    Capital Punishment in Pennsylvania: a waste of time and money

    From The Philadelphia Inquirer: In Pa. and elsewhere, death penalty is dying a slow death by Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer | Updated: April 11, 2016 — 1:07 AM EDT The crime was horrific: LaQuanta Chapman fatally shot his teenage neighbor, then dismembered him with a chainsaw. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office promised it would seek the death penalty – and it delivered. Chapman was | Read More »

    Crony Capitalism Alive and Well in the United States Senate

    The biggest threat to the future of the Republican Party is … the Republican Party.  They have lost their credibility on most every issue. They talk about cutting spending but spending always goes up. They decry the growing threat of the executive branch, yet refuse to use the power of the purse to reign in abuses by the president. They denounce President Obama’s dangerous agreement | Read More »

    The ‘Deal’ behind the folks screaming about a ‘Steal’

    So… Everyone here is aware of the great ‘Trumpertantrum’ over Colorado… Mr Trump, now facing the reality of being a rec-league player trying to compete with professionals, is of course howling mad that Colorado won’t give him a chance to demagogue his way to some Colorado delegates… He’s joined in this howling by a cast-of-characters that should, if we look at who they are, remind | Read More »

    Donald Trump’s NY Numbers are in freefall!!!

       

    Watercooler 4/12/16 Open Thread: McDonald’s Coffee; $15 Minimum Wage; I, Robot

    McDonalds Responds To Minimum Wage Hikes, Launches McCafe Coffee Kiosk “In essence, this is the company’s latest venture to make employees responsible for one less task as corporate HQ slowly but surely responds to minimum wage hikes sweeping all states, and in the process, outsource its minimum wage workers to simple machines which will never unionize or have any demands aside from being cleaned occasionally.” | Read More »

    While in the West the left and Feminists are hysterical over transgendered toilets and other perceived slights, rape culture comes full force to Europe

    ‘New Born Feminist’ Mark Steyn responds to his critics over being ‘obsessed with sex‘   While the left tries to push the narrative on transgendered toilets here in the States (what could go wrong), Europe is colliding head on with a culture that is just a tad less receptive to Western feminism and sensibilities. Muslims are creating nations within nations and their values are not aligning. | Read More »

    Congratulations to Ted Cruz on Colorado, but a word of warning too… Update by Rush Limbaugh will make Trumpkins mad!

    Rush Limbaugh: Ted Cruz is winning in places like Colorado because as Jim Geraghty notes Donald Trump’s ground game sucked but Rush is also right about this: Ted Cruz better be careful too (the GOPe don’t want him either) Ace is right, Ted Cruz is definitely not the Establishment. The GOPe figure neither Trump or Ted can win in the general, but Trump will lose disastrously while Ted | Read More »

    How does your state rank?

    How does your state rank?

    You can probably guess your state’s economic competitiveness based on how much you pay in taxes and the makeup of your state government. Just out: 2016 Rich States, Poor States economic outlook for every state → https://t.co/qPWKvdn16J#RSPS#ALECIdeaspic.twitter.com/LOp2d7qjVT — ALEC (@ALEC_states) April 12, 2016 It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what the top ten states have in common — and what the bottom ten | Read More »

    Sick of Drudge. Started a Pro-Cruz Version. Wish Me Luck.

    Sick of Drudge. Started a Pro-Cruz Version. Wish Me Luck.

    There was a time when I would go to the Drudge Report several times every day. I thought I could count on it for conservative news and a little bit of offbeat fodder. Perhaps I was naive. Maybe I was a little blind. Now that it’s a full-blown Trumpgasm initiator and has been for a while, I decided to change one of my sites into | Read More »

    Will Drudge use his website to attack Cruz in the general election if he ends up being our nominee?

      I think it’s clear by now that Drudge hates Sen. Cruz since he sees him as the one obstacle to a Trump nomination. I believe Drudge is a white nationalist (bffs with Ann Coulter, often runs stories portraying black people in a negative light, supports Trump, etc), and Trump is the candidate he’s been waiting for all of his life, in fact he’s a candidate | Read More »

    Presidential platform

    Draft 3.1 – This is my presidential platform improved and overhauled. It includes restoring the Bill of Rights, lower taxes, and a concept to fight the psychotic Islamic ideology. I’d like to thank G-d, the Pilgrims, the United States founding fathers, Orson Scott Card [I’m sure some of his concepts still remain], Walter E. Williams, and J. Micheal Stranzki [G’Kars declaration of principles poem] My | Read More »

    A Proposed Donald Trump Moratorium

    In a very unscientific study I undertook, I scanned back over the last 50 Redstate Front Page stories and discovered that 28 mentioned Donald Trump, or 56% of all front page stories.  For accuracy, I did not count the Water Cooler Series which is more an open thread.  In another seven headlines that did not mention Donald Trump in the headline, they noted how Ted | Read More »

    Boom! TRUMP SWEEPS COLORADO! (Alternate Ending with Deleted Scenes)

    (AP) April 11, 2016  Ouray, Colorado. On Sunday evening, billionaire Real Estate Developer Donald J. Trump began his glide-path to the Republican National Convention by meeting with some of the grass-roots activists who have been so instrumental in his stunningly successful “outsider” campaign. Sitting at one of the high-top bar-stools at the Ouray Brewery, Donald J. Trump was in a “jolly” yet reserved mood as | Read More »

    Planet Nine Freaks Me Out

    It’s Coming! AoSHQ: Planet Nine Then again, Planet Nine will likely be late: https://t.co/xBehooFSUW#BillDeBlaiso & #HillaryClinton joking bout [email protected] @ali pic.twitter.com/zTbK4Spz2W — Evi L. Bloggerlady (@MsEBL) April 11, 2016 John Sexton at Hot Air: Hillary Clinton and Bill DeBlasio make awarkward racial joke at NY dinner AoSHQ: Ace is right, it is the hypocrisy and double standard that should disturb us!   And is Bill | Read More »

    Water Cooler 4/11/16 OPEN THREAD – Cruz Takes a Swipe at Drudge, Millions leave GOP?

          Kobach takes some credit: Word is Jeff Sessions wasn’t the only person to help Donald Trump with his illegal immigration plan. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach now says he, too, added important parts including how to pay for the wall bordering the US and Mexico. The Trump plan involves Mexico paying for the wall or else the US would “cut off the | Read More »

    The Left Machine: Foundations and Media

    The Left Machine: Foundations and Media

    Part 1: Left wing Foundations put billions into left wing activist campaigns, but nobody seems to notice. Part 2: How Foundations buy manufactured “research” from activist-academics like Elizabeth Warren. Part 3: The US government collaborates with left wing Foundations and activists, even giving them taxpayer money.   I’ve already described how deep-pocketed, left-wing foundations funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to liberal groups and news outlets, largely | Read More »

    Thank God for the First Amendment

    From The Wall Street Journal: Turkey Wants Formal Investigation of German Anti-Erdogan Satire Outrage has put German Chancellor Angela Merkel in difficult position By Andrea Thomas | Updated April 11, 2016 4:33 p.m. ET BERLIN—Turkey formally requested that Germany investigate a television sketch that ridiculed the Turkish president, setting up a legal and diplomatic battle that pits relations between the two countries against Germany’s freedom-of-expression | Read More »

    Now These Girls Know How to Protest!!

    Femen is a Ukrainian-based (originally) feminist group that evolved around 2008.  Although their shock tactics have been used in the past, these young ladies take topless protests to new levels.  Originally a protest against the sex trafficking of Ukrainian women to the West, they have evolved beyond that narrow window to now include a “what’s what” of the modern feminist agenda. It is not so | Read More »

    Trump Is Stumped

    Donald Trump has tried to make his ignorance a virtue. That might be a clever plot for a made-for-TV reality show, but it fails to governing smell test. Consider that before Day One of a new administration, a president has to make approximately 6,000 hires.

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    Marita Noon: The “establishment” is slow to learn; Senate Republicans pushing for more #GreenPork

    The faithful following these outsiders may be more about “the grassroots trying to teach the establishment a lesson,” as Gary Bauer posited last month, than about affection for either man. In an InfoWars video, reporter Richard Reeves, at the University of Texas in Austin speaks to Wyatt, a young man who’d just voted for Sanders. Wyatt indicates that most of his fellow students likely voted for Sanders as well. The surprise is his comment about the students’ second choice: “Donald Trump.” Why? He’s not “establishment.” Wyatt admits he didn’t consider voting for anyone else—just Sanders and Trump.

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    Bankruptcy and Colorado: The rules only count for Donald Trump when they work to his advantage…

    Despite what you may have heard or read, Donald Trump has never filed for bankruptcy. His companies have, four times, but Donald Trump never has.  The purpose of corporations is for investors to put a limited amount of capital at risk in exchange for the opportunity to earn money in any one of a myriad of legal ways. Investor use the corporate structure to ensure | Read More »

    Trump Contradicts His Own Spokesman with Regard to Cruz CO Shutout

    Another day, another nonsensical cacophony of rhetoric by Donald J. Trump, Republican frontrunner for the GOP Presidential election. Funny thing is, he is contradicting his OWN spokeshole, Paul Manafort. Yesterday, in a speech in Rochester, the Trumpster asserted the following. During his Fox interview Monday, Trump said the Colorado process was changed over the summer “to help a guy like Cruz.” He also accused his | Read More »

    Rules Are For Losers

    Losers complain about the rules. Losers claim that the game is rigged. Losers blame someone else for their defeat. Losers want the rules to change mid-game to make things “fair”. Losers want to make the game after their own image in order to better guarantee they will win. Donald Trump is a loser.

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    While Congress Fights to Eliminate the Patent Troll, the Department of Justice Could be Giving Rise to “The Copyright Troll”

    The Department of Justice is in the process of wrapping up a two-year review of its antitrust consent decrees with ASCAP and BMI (the primary collectives for music publishers and songwriters).  These consent decrees allow ASCAP and BMI to function as monopolies, but protect the marketplace by restraining their ability to manipulate pricing. As this review is winding down, DoJ is now considering a last | Read More »