Watercooler 2/9/16 Open Thread: Independents Day, Election Results, Delegates and All Things NH
Welcome back to the Watercooler. I think everyone is thirsty for election results instead of polls and today’s the first Primary in the nation so this edition is dedicated to New Hampshire’s election day. Let the games begin! Independents Day Yes, today in Independents day, or as NH calls them, Undeclareds day. These people have decided not to affiliate with either Party and they make up about 44% | Read More »
In Response to, “Prove Rubio Doesn’t Regret Sponsoring and Selling The Gang of 8 Bill.”
Preface: In another diary posted a few days ago, that wasn’t about immigration policy at all, a couple of us commenters alluded to the fact that Rubio doesn’t regret his involvement with the Gang of 8 Bill. A moderator said prove it. I’m respectfully responding here to the moderator and to that diarist so as not to threadjack further in that diary. But first, a story about secret sausage making in | Read More »
Watercooler 2/2/16 Open Thread: Party Time; Iowa, Insiders & Cubans Oh My; Demographics & Coin Tosses
Welcome back to the Watercooler and the first post-election edition to cover the road to the White House. Much ink has already been spilled on the results, the meaning of it all, etc. but I can’t help myself for adding my five cents (inflation you know) on winners and losers. So here goes. Party Time The Republican Party was and is a clear winner. The biggest turnout ever in the | Read More »
Rubio’s Jenga Campaign Strategy is Risky and Can We Trust His Judgment?
Preface: Let me get this out of the way before I get incoming comments on how much I hate Rubio. I don’t. I actually supported his Senate campaign with dollars and went to one of his events in FL. I find myself doubting his tactics and judgment lately as you’ll see from multiple examples below. It’s important that we scrutinize all of our candidates equally when it comes to | Read More »
Watercooler 1/26/16 Open Thread: Ryan’s Outreach, Falwell Endorses DJT, Sanders vs. Obama, Coalition in Disarray.
Welcome to the Watercooler. Let’s start with some good news for a change. Speaker Ryan’s Outreach Speaker Ryan is a quick learner and is taking steps to avoid the pitfalls that ended Boehner’s reign. His biggest move is the shake up of the powerful GOP Steering Committee that decides who gets the Chairman gavels, and even Huelskamp made it onto the panel. Ryan is also breaking bread with everyone, | Read More »
I Counted to 100 and I’m Still Mad as a Wet Hen over the NR Article.
“When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.” Thomas Jefferson I saw a preview of the National Review (NR) article on Megyn Kelly’s show last night and thought this is great news. Conservative voices standing up against Trump and exposing his previously held liberal views. Excellent! As I’ve pondered it today, I’m actually mad as heck. Where were these people a | Read More »
Watercooler 1/19/2016 Open Thread: Feminism is Dead, NBC Debate Nixed, Smiley Frowns, Trump is Nixon?
“After Cologne, Feminism is Dead” In a truly thought provoking article, the author describes the massive influx of Muslims into Germany as the death nail of its liberal policies that they have embraced over the last several decades. The irony hasn’t been lost on the citizens, especially females after what happened on New Year’s Eve and the subsequent cover-up attempt by the government. Here’s just a snippet (my emphasis) | Read More »
Watercooler 1/12/16 Open Thread: Biden Speaks, DWS Sides with Cruz; HRC’s Spell & EmailGate
Biden Speaks And made a D.C. gaffe, meaning he accidentally told the truth, when he said Bernie is the real water carrier for income inequality. That Hillary is a newcomer to that idea and that’s why the race is more competitive than expected. Biden is like E.F. Hutton: when he speaks, people listen. He also acknowledged that Trump could actually be the next president…and has time to | Read More »
Corn Pickers vs. President Makers. Why the NH Primary Matters More than Iowa.
John H. Sununu famously said, “The people of Iowa pick corn, the people of New Hampshire pick presidents.” The stats prove he was right. With such a crowed field, the Primary elections this year will matter more than ever and I think New Hampshire is the key to the White House. So a look back tells us that Iowa has a horrible record when it | Read More »
Watercooler 1/5/16 Open Thread: Speakos, Grandparents for President, Aliens and DWS Troubles
Candidate Speakos With just a few weeks before voters get to cast their votes, the pressure is on the candidates to make their final push for the January elections. They must be under tremendous pressure and it seems speakos come with the territory. As a reminder, the infamous Jonathan Gruber tried to cover up his past statements about Obamacare by calling them a speako, like a | Read More »