Is Marco Rubio Worthy of Drinking Ted Cruz’s Tears?

    Is Marco Rubio Worthy of Drinking Ted Cruz's Tears?

    Last fall when Ben Carson began winning some polls, Donald Trump pummeled him with questions of his sanity and his emotional stability. Carson’s numbers crashed and he hasn’t been a serious candidate since. When Ted Cruz took over the second spot, Trump pummeled him with “Liar, liar” charges. It hurt, but Cruz (as an anti-ethanol candidate, no less) went on to WIN Iowa. So then | Read More »

    Here’s Something Different: A Story NOT About Cruz, Rubio or Trump

    On March 2nd, the Supreme Court will hear a major abortion case out of Texas.  The two issues with the law are a requirement that providers at abortion clinics have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of a hospital while the second contested provision requires that clinics have facilities equal to an outpatient surgical center.  The plaintiffs in this case contend that enforcement | Read More »

    Liar Liar pants on fire…

    Is Cruz the Zodiac? (Joke, pure sarcasm.) Today, I watched television for hours instead of posting at RedState. The results were quite revealing. On various cable news networks, I saw at least several stories about/involving presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Every single one, without exception, was essentially 100% negative. No positive pieces were covered. Part of the reason we are in the mess we are in, | Read More »

    Congratulations ‘Burn it all Down’ Crowd: You are redeeming ‘The Establishment, not destroying it….

    Over the past few days, I’ve seen a number of people posting how they are eager to do ‘maximum damage to DC’ and thus are ‘Cruz or Trump’ supporters. Now, I am NOT speaking of ideologically motivated Cruz partisans here. While we have our legitimate differences (which I am not going to get into – the intent of this was NOT to create another Rubio | Read More »

    When Tested, North Carolina Welfare Applicants are Positive For Illegal Drugs 25% of the time!

    While technically accurate, the main title for this article is an egregious misinterpretation of the facts.  Some might call it a lie.  It was written using cherry picked facts that advance a narrative appealing to the  preconceived ideological notions of many.  It is a headline forged in the tradition of current day biased media.  It is as truthful and factually based as other headlines related to | Read More »

    Resting b**** face, and getting around Christian shorthand

    Senator Cruz, I don’t have time to write this, but I have been talking to friends who dislike you and here are some things you need to really address.  (Hopefully by tomorrow…) 1.  This is stupid, but in the day that a reality show star is creaming you in the presidential primary you need to address the fact that some people are reacting to the | Read More »

    Joe Biden Can’t Spin His History of Politicizing Supreme Court Nominees

    Joe Biden Can’t Spin His History of Politicizing Supreme Court Nominees

    The White House is hilariously trying to downplay a speech made by Vice President Joe Biden in June 1992 when he served as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Biden urged then-President George H.W. Bush not to name a Supreme Court nominee in an election year. Of course, Biden didn’t simply say that Bush shouldn’t name a nominee. He said “the Senate Judiciary Committee | Read More »



    I am and forever will be a constitutional conservative. I said in an earlier post that Ted needs to drop out (Not because of himself) but because of how low Rubio is willing to go just to get him out of the race. However I realize Cruz nation still has one hope (or at least one last shot at kicking sum A$$). Ted you’re clock | Read More »

    Ted Cruz to Texas: HOLD THE LINE!

    Ted Cruz to Texas: HOLD THE LINE!

    To the media pundits who have been calling for the Texas Senator to drop out, Cruz has one answer: Drop Dead. Just a few moments ago Ted Cruz wrapped up a rally in Houston at which he received the endorsement of the enormously popular sitting governor, Greg Abbot. This wasn’t all that unexpected, but it remains incredible still. Cruz now has the backing of two governors, | Read More »

    Open Letter to Conservative Republicans

    Dear Conservative Republicans, In 2012 Obama was elected to a second term with 332 electoral votes and 51% of the popular vote, losing 5 million voters from four years earlier. Obama won re election after 4 years of radically revising our health care system from free enterprise to what is now called Obama Care, he added more liberal judges to the bench, supported amnesty and | Read More »

    Watercooler 2/24 Open Thread: The Day After, Loosing the Juice Again, Quick Hits of Weird

    Welcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got… Personal Thoughts: The Day After Well, with all those “voting irregularities” last night in Nevada… I’m having flashbacks to 2004 when Queen Christine Gregoire stole the Washington governor’s office via ballot-box shenanigans reversing two counts, along with 2000 Bush v. Gore. (Is “Manual Recount” the Dems’ official battle-cry or something?) | Read More »

    Chick-fil-A Meets Intolerance in the Heartland

    Students at the University of Nebraska – Kearney were surveyed to see what restaurant franchise they would want added to the student union. The overwhelming top choice was Chick-fil-A. So it seemed simple. Add a Chick-fil-A to the union and students can enjoy the best damn chicken sandwiches around. Not so fast. This is a college campus, and sadly, college campuses have become incubators for | Read More »

    Why Trump would be marginally better than Obama/Clinton

    I  look back at the last seven plus years with great sadness and disgust. Even Bill Clinton was not anywhere near as embarrassing.  The insolence, arrogance, and criminal activity of Obama and his regime has by far exceeded any President in history. I am angry all right, not just at Obama but his supporters who elected him.  I am equally angry at both Trump and | Read More »

    The two fatal flaws in Ted Cruz’s campaign strategy- part 1

        Recently, I came across an article about a major flaw in Cruz’s primary campaign strategy, and I urge my fellow conservatives to read it. It points out something I think most conservatives have missed, including myself, until recently.  We just assumed that because Cruz is an authentic Christian who wears his faith on his sleeve (unlike Trump), and has made every effort to explicitly target Evangelicals, | Read More »

    It’s time for a Rubio/Cruz unity ticket

    .At this point, the momentum of Trump may be too great for the two of them to fight him separately. It’s time to swallow your pride and do the right thing for your party, the conservative movement and most importantly, your country. Combine the campaigns and go all out. Rubio can promise to put Cruz in charge of immigration to calm fears about the Gang | Read More »

    Open Letter to Ted Cruz

    Ted, I want you to win.  I believe that Rubio would be a continuation of George W. Bush compassionate conservatism.  I believe Trump would be the ruination of the conservative movement, and I believe Sanders or Clinton would oversee the nation finally losing its last vestiges of federalism.  You have two targets you must hit on Thursday, and hit them hard. Trump: Trump’s supporters like | Read More »

    It is time for Cruz to Drop Out

    It is time for Cruz to Drop Out

    First off… I realize now that I need to preface this with one thing. Rubio and the Establishment backers have NO HONOR. That is not a cheap shot its a fact, I’m tired of hearing “Rubio is a nice man”.  No one nice lies and soils everyone else to preserve their own power grab. Rubio will NEVER drop out because of his desire for Money, | Read More »

    A Donald Trump presidency will be the death of the Republican party. Good riddance!

    It looks like Donald Trump may run the table towards Cleveland, or close to it. Although it may end up being a two man race after the SEC Primary – John Kasich doesn’t count and Ben Carson is irrelevant – it may end up being too late to matter.  So why would Donald Trump be the end of the Republican party? Because other than building | Read More »

    Travis’ Example

    It was 180 years ago today that William Travis sent his letter from the besieged Alamo. He reported that more than a thousand soldiers under General Antonio López de Santa Anna had him surrounded. Put simply: Travis needed reinforcements.   (Find copied below the text of Travis’ letter.)   You see, Santa Anna had made the ultimate demand: Unless Travis surrendered, the Alamo defenders would be | Read More »

    A Bad Night In Nevada

    A Bad Night In Nevada

    The corruption of the citizens will manifest in their leadership, and they get the government they deserve. If anyone ever needed any more proof of that, consider the reports of voter fraud and intimidation at the polling places in 2008. These were citizens who felt the ends justified the means. There’s no way to tell if things would have been different, void of such reprehensible | Read More »

    Cruz is still the only serious option to stop Trump…

    The Party of Stupid indeed… Once Cruz won Iowa, the best way to have stopped the monster that was and is Trump was for everyone to have thrown their support, from Gowdy to Haley to voters on down, to Cruz. Ideally, if others had dropped out then, realistic or fair or not, we would not be looking now at the specter of making hard choices. | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Mr. President, you owe America an apology. We did drill our way to $2 gas.

    Obama’s false “We can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices” prediction was made during an election year. During this election year, is a good time to be reminded that, without government “investment,” we did drill our way to lower gas prices. At the same time, taxpayer-supported renewable projects continue to go bankrupt and be shuttered—taking with them our money and the jobs they promised to create.

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    Study Your Opinion Before Answering

    Dr Carson is not a mere etching on some granite marker is some park. He is quite the opposite. He is the only candidate for president willing to face this nation. What this nation has become would be noted as in a most perilous condition where its people desire everything from a government whether it can or cannot provide. The crowd rushes towards the biggest | Read More »

    A Patriotic way to close Gitmo

    I personally would like to see the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility closed except for possibly detainees who are actively being prosecuted by Military Tribunal. I am by NO means advocating the closing the strategic U.S. Guantanamo Naval Station. While ideally I believe that they should be tried and subsequently executed by hanging I recognize that might not be practical.  I’ve got a solution that would | Read More »

    Watercooler 2/23 Open Thread: Nevada, Endorsements, Donor Wars & Word Salad

    Welcome back to theWatercooler. If it’s Tuesday, it must be election day somewhere and all eyes will be on Nevada today where the caucus sites open at 5pm. Here’s what’s at stake in the closed primary that awards delegates proportionally, with a minimum threshold of 3.33%: 30 Delegates: 15 At Large; 12 Congressional Districts; 3 Bound RNC The Endorsement Primary If endorsements determined the nominee, | Read More »

    Beware the Great Trump Coalition: Anti-Semites, 9-11 Truthers, Bigots, and the Fluoride Poisoned.

    Beware the Great Trump Coalition: Anti-Semites, 9-11 Truthers, Bigots, and the Fluoride Poisoned.

    There is yet another caustic bromide that bounces around the cultural landscape that gives me hives: When otherwise earnest people refer to a Presidential election as “this cycle“– as if, ho-hum, another four years has gone by, we can choose “Team A”, or “Team B” this cycle. This is Consultant-ese, mindless jargon added to the Lexicon of Hip. The “Inside the Beltway” connected, the retained | Read More »

    Secular Progressive Educrats in NC Ask Public School Coaches to Rat Out Christians

    On top of dealing with Common Core, drugs and sex in schools, and students (and parents) who want to cause them bodily harm, public school coaches in Moore County, North Carolina, have one more thing to worry about this week – Christians working in their schools!  GASP!  The horror!   The secular progressive educrats who work in the Moore County Public Schools are asking – nay, | Read More »

    Making the Internet of Things a Safer Place

    Making the Internet of Things a Safer Place

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting “place.” Innovators are developing revolutionary technologies that will reshape cars, workplaces, homes and lives. Some of these technologies are even now commonplace. They include fitness trackers such as Fitbits, thermostats like Nest, and some appliances. With the IoT comes a larger threat people are starting to realize: as more connected devices enter workspaces, homes and lives, bad | Read More »

    Supreme Court Outlook: Energy and Environment

    Supreme Court Outlook: Energy and Environment

    With the recent passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, the current 4-4 ideological split on the U.S. Supreme Court could ultimately help benefit President Obama’s energy and environmental policy agenda.  Any decision rendered by the Court with a 4-4 split will revert to the decision of the lower court. Until now, President Obama has had seven years to fill seats on the lower courts (including six with | Read More »

    An Open Letter to Marco Rubio

    Senator Rubio: As the son and grandson of immigrants who fled Soviet tyranny, I understand your empathy for those who want to come to the United States. My mother and her parents left Hungary in the aftermath of World War II, when the country was first occupied by Soviet forces. My father and his mother became refugees following the Revolution of 1956. Both my parents | Read More »

    Cuban-American Voltron: Whoever Does Better in Nevada Leads the Ticket with the Other as Running Mate

    Cuban-American Voltron: Whoever Does Better in Nevada Leads the Ticket with the Other as Running Mate

    Barring something major happening in the next week, the chances of anyone pulling ahead of Donald Trump during the “SEC Primaries” on March 1 are slim. Cruz has the best chance, but he has issues. Marco Rubio is looking like he’ll start the primary season off o-15 which pretty much eliminates his chances. Separated, they’ll probably fail. Together, they’ll probably succeed.

    If You Support Trump, You Are Not Serious About Ending Abortion!

    Here is my honest opinion as someone who is pro-life through and through. If you are voting for Trump, you are not serious about ending abortion in this country. Yesterday, Trump was asked again about Planned Parenthood by Sean Hannity in a town hall setting. Once again, he gave the answer that Planned Parenthood does a lot of good things for women, but that he | Read More »

    How I converted a Trump voter

    I hadn’t seen the guy in a few weeks.  I play poker with him occasionally. He’s a private builder/remodeler and is frustrated in this Obama economy.  He also has had plenty of misdealing’s with various customers dealt with various incendiary frivolous lawsuits. This was the Achilles heel I used to bring Trump down.   My friend was all gung-ho Trump the last time I’d seen | Read More »

    The choice is ours.

    In 1992, Bush 41 was running for re-election and was beginning to feel the headwind generated by Ross Perot. After having let Conservatives down by violating his “no new taxes” pledge (he also did himself no favors by appointing David Souter, although Clarence Thomas worked out quite well, so I guess that evens out), he was facing anger, resentment and betrayal from his previously loyal | Read More »

    The March Supreme Court Oral Argument Calendar

    In March, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in 14 cases with two or three possibly important blockbuster cases.  In order, the full calendar is as follows: March 1st Nichols vs. United States:  This case involves the registration of sex offenders and whether such requirements are legal when the sex offender moves out of the country.  Specifically, Nichols registered in the state | Read More »

    I Think I Figured This Out; I just Hope There’s Enough Time on the Clock…

    Lee Atwater was Karl Rove before Karl Rove was Karl Rove. Oh, my– how the left detested Lee Atwater. Why? As George H.W. Bush’s Campaign Guru and later Republican National Committee chairman in the late 1980’s, he pasted democrat Nominee Michael Dukakis with a most dastardly label: Liberal. Yes, that’s all. George H.W. Bush went around the country calling Michael Dukakis a “liberal”. And, it | Read More »

    Ronald Reagan: A Blueprint for Victory

    I hear a lot of people talking about “beating the establishment”.  Not sure what that means.  Not sure what that looks like.   I am confident that I can outplay Karl Rove in just about any sport given our age differences  and basic differences in athleticism, but I presume people are referring to something else. Frankly, I just want to implement public policy changes that | Read More »

    Paul Ryan to Conservatives: You Want Reforms? Deliver A GOP President First

    Paul Ryan to Conservatives: You Want Reforms? Deliver A GOP President First

    On Monday night, Speaker Paul Ryan channeled the Rolling Stones and Schoolhouse Rock on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” to explain the concept of divided government and the current context of Capitol Hill gridlock. The Republican House speaker told Kelly that Republicans can’t always get what they want. But if the electorate gives them the White House, they’ll get what they need. “First of all, | Read More »

    All Hail The Messiah

      In this week’s political article “Choices And Consequences” which I published on Red State, I wrote about the false Trump phenomenon sweeping the nation and predicted that the Trump trolls would attack me at first chance once they were able to get behind their computer keyboards.  Needless to say, they did not disappoint me and proved just how cowardly they really are. In fact, | Read More »

    Kasich vs Trump: Who insulted women more?

    Kasich apparently blundered big-time when he said that “women left their kitchens to go out and go door-to-door and to put up yard signs for me” (see his half-apology). Is this really worse than when Trump said “women like being treated badly” and that there were “very few uninfected” women? I guess the media hasn’t picked up on that goldmine of a video yet, but | Read More »

    The SCOTUS Folding Begins: Sen. Kirk Looks Forward To Obama Nominee

    Monday Illinois RINO Sen. Mark Kirk had an op-ed published by the Chicago Sun-Times on the topic of the vacancy created 9 days ago by the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Sen. Kirk wrote that he “looks forward” to vetting, holding hearings, and ultimately having the Senate take a vote on President Obama’s future SCOTUS nominee. Lamenting “The volume of rancor and partisanship” in Washington | Read More »

    Wargaming #Election2016

    Last fall the Presidential Election of 2016 played out in real time, right here in Louisiana. Down here, we called it the 2015 Gubernatorial Election. My takeaway: Given a unified party, any of the three Republican candidates would have beaten the sole Democrat in the race head-to-head. In retrospect, the leading Republican, Sen. David Vitter, had no chance of winning the general election because of | Read More »

    Team Rubio & Cruz – The Argument of Necessity

    Team Rubio & Cruz - The Argument of Necessity

    This election presents something so dire and so critical that nothing should stand in the way of our uniting. I seem to be on a streak with these brief posts but with the news cycle being so short  and my lack of literary skills this post will have to do. I’m making a bold case and it need not be any longer or shorter than | Read More »

    The Myth of the Evangelical Voter Bloc

    I have recently commented in some threads and decided to write a diary about my belief that there does not currently exist an entity that can be considered an ‘evangelical voter bloc’.  Some pundits have taken a benighted view that one candidate or other will not win the election without the ‘evangelical vote’.  That viewpoint is naive in that fails to take into account that | Read More »

    Marita Noon: Biden “stimulus” anniversary tour avoids Obama’s hand-picked green energy project, now in bankruptcy proceedings

    Now, it appears that the second largest recipient of taxpayer dollars from Obama’s clean-energy stimulus funds is nearly bankrupt—with the U.S. government being the largest creditor. In November, after Abengoa started insolvency proceedings, the Washington Times wrote: “Abengoa is a Spanish company that was another of President Obama’s personally picked green energy projects, and it’s now on the verge of bankruptcy, too, potentially saddling taxpayers with a multi-billion-dollar tab and fueling the notion that the administration repeatedly gambles on losers in the energy sector.”

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    Cruz and Rubio: A tale of two statements

    Here is Ted Cruz’s statement regarding the resignation of Rick Tyler: And here is Marco Rubio’s response: Marco, you had a chance here to accept the resignation and apology gracefully, but you declined. I’ve always said you were my number 2, but you’re on the edge of losing me.

    Watercooler 02/22 Open Thread: Not Today, Not Tomorrow, Not Ever

    Not Today, Not Tomorrow, Not Ever, will I ever vote for Donald Trump.  I have come to the conclusion that Donald you are my sword to fall on even if means putting Hillary into White House.  You see a “A vote for Trump is a vote for a democrat go third party if he is the nominee”.  Those are the words of Erick Erickson over at | Read More »

    Jeb Bush’s run has been berry berry good to Mike Murphy!

    Hot Air: Mike Murphy did a heck of a job for Jeb! and Why Criticism for Mike Murphy?   Are we being cynical for pointing out how lucrative this has been with so little result?   I understand political consultants get paid by ad buys, but Jeb Bush’s campaign was terrible. While a lot of that blame goes to the candidate, some of it has to go to | Read More »

    Trump and the Problem of Open Primaries

    I was just listening to John Fund on the Dennis Prager show. He said 21/50 states have open primaries (including NH and SC). Trump does better in these states because he does better with moderate republicans and independents and attracts blue collar democrats. The state parties make their own rules about whether they have open primaries or not, so much of our Trump problem has | Read More »

    Rubio is The Favorite In 13 Western States + Others

    Rubio is The Favorite In 13 Western States + Others

    There’s been a lot of trash talking about “where does Rubio win,” after three states have voted, none of which were favorable to Rubio. Marco Rubio is currently the favorite to win in the following states: Every state west of the Mississippi river, except Nevada (too close off the Trump momentum in SC), Oklahoma, and Texas.  He has a decent shot at taking Nevada and | Read More »