With Danny Tarkanian apparently fading, the June 8 Nevada Senate primary race to face Harry Reid is going to come down to conservative Sharron Angle against moderate, establishment candidate Sue Lowden. Lowden has already kicked up a fuss with the observation that in the days before health insurance, people who lacked money for care – at least in rural areas and small towns – would do things like offer services such as house-painting or barter of livestock to pay for medical care. Lowden’s point was entirely historically accurate – a fact lost on urban, coastal-based left-wing bloggers – and was part of a larger argument about how we pay for health care in this country, but she doubled down on it as the Democrats (desperate to salvage Reid) have pounded her on “chickens for checkups” to the point where Nevada officials have had to ban voters from wearing chicken costumes to the voting booth.
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES British writer Julie Bindel has released a new video via The Guardian this week that should be seen as ominous foreshadowing for those of us here in the United States. “Banning people from publicly stating their views does not make those views disappear. […] What it does do is blind us to the existence of the attitude that [the | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Marco Rubio’s concession speech tonight did not get full air time on CNN, but they showed the most important part. Listen to Senator Rubio humbly explain his loss: “I’m disappointed with tonight. I want you to understand, I want you to understand something. Our disappointment tonight is not on you, it’s on me. I did not do well on | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES It sure seems that way. Christie is reportedly heading home to New Jersey to re-evaluate his candidacy. He was very clearly a dog backed into a corner in the New Hampshire debate, and he attacked who he saw as the biggest threat on the way to being the “Establishment” candidate – Marco Rubio. However, the strategy did not work, | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Sadly, it appears that New Hampshire may have muddied the GOP field, rather than clarifying it. Even though Kasich and Jeb do not have obvious paths forward to the nomination, they are going to convince themselves that they do, at least through Super Tuesday – and they will probably find donors who will indulge that belief. Somewhere, Donald Trump | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES The GOP Establishment is bound to be looking at New Hampshire, a state where they perform well, seeing Donald Trump coming away with a major and distant first place, and weeping to themselves that their party has gone so terribly awry. There are a couple of things I’d like to say to them, but in the interest of keeping | Read More »