Warning: Even saying “hello” to Hillary Clinton could be dubbed sexist in the general election campaign
If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee for president, watch out. The “war on women” will take on a whole new meaning. And here it is: Everything the Republican nominee says, whoever he is, will be criticized as sexist. Everything. For the template on this strategy, look no farther than what’s happening as she battles Sen. Bernie Sanders for the nomination. The latest sexist offense | Read More »
Watercooler 4/18/16 Open Thread: Hypocrites All Around Us
For me personally one of the dirtiest words you can call me is a hypocrite. The implication that you do not practice what you preach is one of the most serious accusations you can level against someone. Being a hypocrite can ruin your reputation, cost your career and family, and cause those around you to lose faith in everything you stand for. So as for | Read More »
Trump: The Gostak distims the Doshes
Some of my favorite reading is from the golden age of science fiction. One story that fits very well into our current political landscape is The Gostak and the Doshes, written by Miles J. Breuer, a Nebraska physician, published in 1930. The main character, through some manipulations, finds himself in a parallel universe. It is almost identical to ours except for minor changes and | Read More »
Marita Noon: Earth Day’s anti-fossil fuel focus could plunge millions into green energy poverty
This week, as you hear commentators celebrate “the most important Earth Day in history” and the global significance of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, remember the result of policies similar to CPP: green energy poverty. Use these stories (there are many more) to talk to your friends. Make this “Green Energy Poverty Week” and share it: #GEPW.
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Exercising Civic Responsibility Does Not Make One an Establishment Tool
For better or worse, our nation has fairly minimal voting eligibility requirements. Essentially one need only be a living, breathing, citizen over the age of 18 who has not committed a felony (and even that latter bar might be eradicated in certain jurisdictions). Not only this, but in most places you don’t even need to show identification to vote. All you need to do is | Read More »
Happy Tax Day, Suckers
Another Tax Day has arrived, and with it, yet another sober reminder that our government is robbing us blind. This time of year is met with the perennial aggravation of filling out tax forms, rendering unto Caesar for the unlucky, or otherwise singing profanity-laden arias to whichever politicians hold our ire. But can we really blame them, without first blaming the reflection in the mirror? | Read More »
The Most Electable – A Fool’s Errand
Donald Trump likes to say in his tweets that he beats Hillary, or that he’s the only one who can beat Hillary. Governor Kasich’s only argument to win, is that at a contested convention he should be picked because he beats Hillary the most in all the polls. First of all, Trump is now losing to Hillary Clinton in the polls by a lot. Second, | Read More »
China’s Buying Up American Assets. Can We Do Anything About It?
China’s economy has seen better days, but that hasn’t stopped Beijing’s massive state-owned companies from buying up competitors.
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Kelli Ward is supported by Roger Stone (evidence)
Kelli Ward is not a conservative hero after all Yesterday I accidentally found out, while researching candidates for US Senate, that we have a problem located in one campaign. I was doing entry level Opposition Research when I came across a tweet. In this election there is no one more toxic than Roger Stone. Digging I found no post, no tweet reply, nothing to indicate | Read More »
New York Primary Predictions
New York holds their GOP presidential primary tomorrow with 95 delegates at stake. Of those 95, fourteen are at-large/party leader delegates awarded to the winner overall in the state. The remainder (81) are awarded at the congressional district level. To win any delegates at this level, there is a 20% of the vote threshold. The delegates are awarded 2 to the congressional district winner and | Read More »
The Rise Of The Warrior Class
For the past decade and a half, American leadership has been in decline and the American people have bailed out the auto industry following the catastrophic economic collapse of 2008, funded two wars, and got stuck funding a poorly thought out government stimulus program. With our current national debt at $20 trillion dollars and growing, the political gridlock in Washington D.C., I believe that the | Read More »
Disecting Ann: Spitting poison into the wind
Who is this vixen of the right? Ann Coulter is her name. People love to hate Ann Coulter and she loves to be hated. 4/13: This last week Ann wrote Ted Cruz: Tracy Flick With A D*ck I’m assuming that she’s referring to Ted’s boat, stationed at his Dock. Obviously Tracy Flick doesn’t have one. Ann starts: Before we begin, can we stop referring to | Read More »
Guess what? Rule 40(b) may mean only TED CRUZ is eligible for the ballot!
NOTE: Important update included at the end of the post. The infamous Rule 40(b) has been swatted about like a flirtatious badminton bird, usually by know-nothing commentators and campaigns with absolutely no knowledge of what the rule actually means from a legal standpoint. But the way Rule 40(b) is currently stipulated, it means that Ted Cruz may be the ONLY candidate allowed on the ballot, | Read More »
WaterCooler 4/17/2016 Open Thread – Impeachment; Meddling; Army Day; Restoration
Brazilian Impeachment Vote The Parliament in Brazil is voting on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. This is the result of an anti-corruption probe, which resulted in the arrest of dozens of politicians, bankers and executives. The opposing sides are apparently working their strategy like a Lions vs. Browns game. “It’s like a football game when the two sides are so bad, the final result | Read More »
Kasich:Do We Really Want Another President Who Says A Police Officer is an Idiot?
It hasn’t gotten a lot of publicity, but this video of John Kasich calling a police officer an idiot because said public servant gave him a traffic ticket should be food for thought. We already have a president who thinks its a good thing to use his bully pulpit to criticize a police officer doin his job. Do we need another one? Oh , and | Read More »
The Left Has No Solution To Terrorism
One can forgive Bernie Sanders for saying the following: “If we are going to see an increase in drought and flood and extreme weather disturbances as a result of climate change, what that means is peoples all over the world are going to be fighting over limited natural resources,” Sanders made this statement on CBS’ “Face the Nation” after some Democratic debate where he equated | Read More »
Trump’s campaign perfectly follows Joseph Goebbel’s playbook.
Of late, Trump’s campaign has focused its efforts in two major areas: 1. Instead of admitting that recent losses and reversals in Colorado and other states were due to their own ineptitude and lack of planning, they are attempting to delegitimize those results by incessant whining that the processes were somehow “unfair.” I am not going to detail here their long litany of false complaints | Read More »
Transgender, Transracial, Identification or Misidentification?
Last year we witnessed the case of a Caucasian woman who “identifies” as a “Transracial” African-American. Currently, we are witnessing controversy and protest of laws in North Carolina and other states regarding the use of restrooms, locker rooms, and showers by people who “identify” as the opposite sex. All of this has resulted in much controversy; but, what is the root cause of this? The | Read More »
Cruz Sweeps all 14 Delegates in Wyoming Today
Ted Cruz flew to Wyoming to give the state convention’s keynote speech today, and picked up a tidy 14 out-of 14 delegates available: JUST IN – @tedcruz sweeps all 14 Wyoming delegates, 12 from his official slate plus two others aligned with him pic.twitter.com/RrF876J7CD — Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) April 16, 2016 Cruz is running circles around Trump so far in April: Hey @joehoft @gatewaypundit Don’t tell | Read More »
The necessity of Social Conservatism
Here at RedState I see a continued defense of Social Conservatism, albeit in an issue specific way. I decided to write this to remind all of us why it matters that we remain Social Conservatives, and what exactly that means. For far too long our party has neglected this particular leg of the stool. We’ve gotten a few kind words, but rarely any real action, | Read More »
It is time for Rush Limbaugh to pick a side (Updated Twice)
During Bill Clinton’s administration, Rush Limbaugh repeatedly mocked media types who marveled at Bill Clinton’s willingness to lie in such an effective manner to the American people. In that era, Bill Clinton was deemed a brilliant liar and Rush was America’s self proclaimed “Truth Detector”. Now, Rush seems to marvel at the willingness of Trump to lie in an effort to win. At a | Read More »
Water Cooler OPEN THREAD 4/16/2016 Security; Brexit; Cuba
SECURITY Dianne Feinstein has caused turbulence in the aviation industry this week by introducing amendments to the hugely anticipated FAA Reauthorization Act making it’s way through Congress. The bill is an important adjunct to previous legislation which aims to stymie attempts by terrorist organizations like ISIS to cross our borders. Therefore, addressed within the bill, is the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). It’s cross-border (state and | Read More »
The actual Delegate Count, in a full breakdown
There is a lot of talk about the real delegate counts after a few different sources published various counts, there is also a lot of people wondering about how many delegates are pledged in what I call “The Heart” for various candidates. Finally some of the Trump team are already trying to talk about how Ted Cruz is supposedly locked out numerically and are trying | Read More »
The Shroud of Turin: Authenticated Again in New Study
Re-posted from National Review Online A new study released last week included new evidence that links and further authenticates two holy relics that millions of Christians believe offer physical proof of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But before we explore the research and the relics, let us recall a New Testament passage concerning faith in Christ and the need for physical evidence. | Read More »
How assuming got the GOP into this mess with Trump.
We all know the old saying about the word assume, it well illustrated in the popularity of Trump. I am 68 years old and retired. My wife and I are not rich by any stretch of the imagination but we do OK. My point is I am always being asked, by younger people, financial advice. They assume that because we are doing OK, I must have “Great” | Read More »
How Strange Can It Get?
Some people believe in the Six Degrees of Separation Theory: the idea that everyone in the world is separated from everyone else by six links. Some people believe all of us are in this thing together, and that diversity is our strength and I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together. Even if we are all connected | Read More »
Environmentalists Want to Kill Us
I recently read where some students in the Soviet Socialist Republic of California protested to save some trees from a construction project on campus. Some environmental group got together with some feminist group and decided to kill two birds with one stone. They marched on the construction site topless. This way, they could stop progress and free the nipple simultaneously. I use this story by | Read More »
Cruz’s Wonkish CNBC Economy Interview; Only Adult in the Race
Cruz just had a very interesting hour-long interview on CNBC this morning with Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin on the Squawkbox financial program. The CNBC gang hit Cruz with everything from Japanese and German basis points, to negative global interest rates, to bank bailout policies, tax reform, economic effects of climate change proposals, opposition to various kinds of VAT taxing, instability of commodity prices, | Read More »
Activist judge deals serious blow to Second Amendment
The effort to void the Second Amendment by the anti-gun zealots of the liberal left never seems to run out of steam. In fact, it continues to gain momentum. A Connecticut Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a rifle used by Adam Lanza in the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary School shootings could continue after denying a motion made by | Read More »
Ted Cruz in Perspective
In the 1950s, what separated conservatives and liberals was communism. Conservatives opposed communists and their fellow travelers. Fellow travelers included civil rights advocates and those who wished the U.S. would warm to non-aligned nations. Cruz would not have fared well in the 1950s. In the 1960s, what separated conservatives and liberals was communism, race, and war. Cruz would not have fared well in the 1960s. | Read More »
Water Cooler 4/15/16 Cruz the Only Name on Floor Ballot? Cruz Riding Tea Party Tidal Wave; Scott Signs FL School Choice Bill
What would happen if Cruz-supporting delegates shut out Donald from Cleveland floor-vote consideration? A very interesting article in The National Review today brought up a point I had not heard before. We all know about RNC Rule 40(b) by now, stating that any candidate who wants to be on the ballot for a Convention floor vote in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention will have | Read More »
Why Russians Like Putin…and what that says about our elections
Putin welcomes a President Trump This article about Putin’s appeal to the Russian people has been on lots of blogs lately. It is an interesting piece (you should definitely read the whole thing). Russians found democracy (at least what was called democracy following the collapse of the Soviet Union) to be less than what they were hoping for. Putin rose to power in that turmoil. He | Read More »
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
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 »