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 »
Watercooler 2/16/16 Open Thread: Town Hall Wars, The Hispanic Vote, Meet Mr. Smith, Kristol’s Ball
Welcome back to the Watercooler. Luckily we’re just four days away from getting some more clarity in the GOP nomination race, or so we can hope. Town Hall Wars CNN announced late last week that it would be holding two GOP town halls this week, although there were planned for quite some time. One on Wed. night with Cruz and Rubio and one Thu. night with Trump, | Read More »
The State of the Race: Rubio Wins SC Debate and Is Third in SC Polls. Now What?
CBS took a national poll of Republicans and Independents immediately after Saturday’s raucous debate in SC and the winner is…. Thirty-two percent of these debate watchers say Marco Rubio won the debate, beating out Donald Trump (24 percent) and John Kasich (19 percent), who are ranked second and third, respectively. Further down on the list are Ted Cruz (12 percent), Ben Carson (8 percent), and | Read More »
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 »