Water Cooler 5/23/16 – OPEN THREAD – Peace Prize Prez, Tooth pics, Fastball, Quickhits

     Might as well have it out Friday, Erick Erickson encouraged Mitt Romney to go ahead and run third party.  It’s about nine lines of copy. Not a lengthy tome by any stretch. He admitted to not backing Romney in previous White House runs, but argued this time is different. Today, Daily Caller Senior Editor Jamie Weinstein has taken up the flag also suggesting Mitt Romney might be | Read More »

    Water Cooler 5/16/16 – OPEN THREAD – Boehner’s party bus, Libertarian debate, Cooking for Azeroth

    Coming to a city near you Mark your calendar.  John Boehner is planning another yuuuge summer tour. “The trip — on Boehner’s bus, dubbed “Freedom One” — will begin after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and end Labor Day weekend. Boehner has done these trips for years, but it is especially significant that the former speaker — who left Congress after being targeted by House | Read More »

    Water Cooler 5/9/16 – OPEN THREAD – RedState trending, Poor retirees, Naked students forget needy

    Clip – n – Save this article If you’re getting close to retirement here’s something a little disconcerting.  I’ll let the opening paragraph from this Washington Examiner article get you in the mood: “President Obama has budgeted $17,613 for each of the estimated 75,000 Central American teens expected to illegally cross into the United States this year, $2,841 more than the average annual Social Security retirement benefit, | Read More »

    Water Cooler 5/2/16 OPEN THREAD – Ohio seeks its governor, Indiana is not the end, Cruising for cigars

     One more time, with feeling Perhaps you saw several stories this week proclaiming Indiana to be Ted Cruz’s firewall. Not so, say’s Cruz. The Hill says Chris Wallace asked him about it and Cruz gave the same answer he’s given for many months now: “If you don’t win in Indiana under these circumstances, is this race over?” asked “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. “Of course not,” | Read More »

    Water Cooler 4/25/16 OPEN THREAD – Kasich tells Indiana voters they should go ahead and vote for him

     Kasich tells Indiana voters to go ahead and vote for him anyway. That whole deal going down between Ted Cruz and John Kasich concerning votes in Indiana, Oregon and New Mexico is not as cut and dried as everyone thinks it is. At least from Kasich’s point of view. The Governor tells The Hill voters in Indiana who want to vote for him should do so. “I’ve never told them not | Read More »

    Water Cooler 4/11/16 OPEN THREAD – Cruz Takes a Swipe at Drudge, Millions leave GOP?

          Kobach takes some credit: Word is Jeff Sessions wasn’t the only person to help Donald Trump with his illegal immigration plan. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach now says he, too, added important parts including how to pay for the wall bordering the US and Mexico. The Trump plan involves Mexico paying for the wall or else the US would “cut off the | Read More »

    Winners & Losers Wisconsin Edition

    You already know the main winners and losers of yesterday’s Wisconsin primary. Here are a few that got overlooked. Losers Ann Coulter Headline does injustice to the analytical depth of this podcast: “Ann Coulter to Milo: The GOP Is Full of ‘Pussies’” — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 6, 2016   Corey Lewandowski – Donald Trump Campaign Manager “The battery charge Lewandowski is faced with is | Read More »

    Water Cooler 3/24/16 OPEN THREAD – Trump on ISIS vid, Poli-coffee, Rubio at Convention

    Trump shows up in ISIS vid ISIS has out a new video in relation to the suicide bombings this week in Brussels.  Newsweek says in addition to showing the aftermath of the bombings it”…also features images of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.”  And it’s not just a picture of Trump: “It uses a recent audio clip of Trump’s comments in response to the | Read More »

    Thousands of votes in Arizona probably won’t be counted

    This is not complicated, but it’s getting overlooked. Not everyone’s vote today in Arizona will be counted. Arizona is holding a Presidential Preference Election. Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has told the public, repeatedly, only registered voters of participating, recognized political parties can cast their votes today.  That means Republican, Democrat or Green Party votes will be counted.  “Independent” is not a party. She’s told them here, and | Read More »

    Water Cooler 3/20/16 OPEN THREAD: Tweets stay at 140-Trump hurt worst, GOP’s schizo elite, Pot tax

    GOP welcomes/detests Trump: Donald Trump is set to meet with about two dozen of GOP elite tomorrow. WaPo says the gathering will be “off-the-record” but “several members of the House and Senate are expected to participate, plus a bevy of consultants and veteran power brokers”.  So, why are GOP bigwigs lending him an ear at a secret meeting? “…his allies hope[it] will improve his relationship with the congressional | Read More »

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