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 »
Watercooler (12/29) Open Thread: BlackberryGate, Voting Games and Ad Wars
BlackberryGate National Security and Hillary Clinton are words that should not be used in a sentence together. As if we needed more proof of her total disregard of handling sensitive information, Judicial Watch managed to pry more than 50 emails from the State Dept. on the use of unauthorized electronic devices. Shortly after Clinton became SoS, the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security warned her and her staff | Read More »
Tuesday’s Watercooler (Open Thread): Visa Waivers, Border Wars, and Missile Trains.
Fact or Fiction? Some say facts are stranger than fiction but I say politics is stranger than fiction. The new $1.1T spending bill just signed into law made changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that restricts people from traveling to the U.S. without a visa if they have traveled to Iran, Iraq, Syria or Sudan in the past five years. They can still travel here but they must obtain a | Read More »
Is Marco Rubio In It To Win It? Does Ankeny Ring a Bell? (Updated)
Marco, you’ve got some convincing to do. That’s what many on Morning Joe were discussing yesterday morning to my surprise. Not one to believe most of what I hear on MSNBC, an investigation of what they discussed was in order. Is running a campaign to win or running a campaign not to lose? Two completely different objectives when it comes to politics. First I looked | Read More »
The Sooner Our Government Calls San Bernardino Terrorism, The Sooner Solutions Can Be Found
Obama said something partially correct today: Right now, it’s too easy, he said. We’re going to have to search ourselves as a society … to take basic steps that would make it harder — not impossible, but harder — to let individuals get access to weapons. Yes Mr. President, we’re are going to have to search ourselves as a society to recognize terrorism when it | Read More »
We Already Have a Prime Case Study of Refugee Resettlement: Twin Cities, MN
We don’t have to wonder what might happen if this president pushes forward, against the will of the people, with admitting thousands of people from foreign lands that have virtually nothing in common with Western values. We already know what can and has happened by looking at Paris and other countries in Europe and here at home in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. Rep. Keith Elleson (D-MN) | Read More »
(Breaking: RNC is Out). Debate Mutiny. Format Matters. Let’s Debate the Who, What and Why of Presidential Debates.
Republican candidates should not be treated as gladiators that have to fight each other to the death during what is called a debate. They should not be used as bread and circus for which the Left Street Media profits. If anyone needs more proof after watching the first three debates, then look at what the New York Times editorial blog posted to generate a hungry crowd, an hour before the GOP | Read More »
What Ever Happened to “The Sky is Falling” over the House Speakership?
Remember all the headlines when McCarthy suddenly and unexpectedly dropped out of he Speaker race: The House GOP’s historic implosion – POLITICO Shock in Washington as McCarthy Drops Out of Speaker’s Race! – Observer Shock! McCarthy drops Speaker bid | TheHill Withdraws From Speaker’s Race, Putting House in Chaos – NYTimes abruptly quits speaker race, leaving Republicans in disarray – USAToday Well ten days | Read More »