Fred Thompson for Speaker. Because, why not?
Now that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 58% has dropped out of the Speaker’s race, we are left at the same place we were the day before Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% dropped out. We have a House in disarray. Conservatives want a force to be reckoned with, especially where the Senate is concerned. Everybody wants someone who understands enough about rules and procedures | Read More »
(UPDATED) RNC and CNBC collude to take out half the candidates. This month.
Update 9/30/15/ : CNBC has done a complete 180 degree turn. Not surprising as The Politico story referenced down below indicated at least a couple of the struggling campaigns were not pleased with the lack of details. Now the word is there WILL be an undercard which RNC’s Spicer said probably wouldn’t happen. There will be a 6 pm and an 8 pm debate. National Polls will | Read More »
After Boehner, Who’s Next to Retire? (Update of open thread) Value Voters Summit Poll Results
I’m just going to go straight to the paragraph in a story from TheHill that brings up an interesting scenario. *** “You’re going to see a lot of the older, Boehner lieutenants start to consider retirement,” said Bob Kish, an Ohio-based GOP ad maker. “Guys who are buddies with Boehner are going to say, ‘Screw this. If he’s not in charge, I’m not staying in the | Read More »
Trump done with Fox because…Momma, they’re picking on me again!
GOP Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has decided he’s done with Fox News. Again. I know this because it was on Twitter. .@FoxNews has been treating me very unfairly & I have therefore decided that I won’t be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2015 Once again the blame can be laid squarely on the feet of | Read More »
Marco Rubio staffer accused of assaulting Rand Paul aide (updated)
This is what happens when staffers get bored. A story up on Politico this hour has some of the details, but in a nutshell Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88%‘s Michigan chief strategist, John Yob, claims Rich Beeson (Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92%‘s campaign) punched him the face. “The state police are looking for him. I have it on video, from multiple angles.”, Yob is | Read More »
Losers of the Night Awards
In the spirit of “everyone should get a trophy so no one gets hurt feelings” I’d like to pass out a few ribbons to some clear losers. If I miss a few losers, call me on it. And I won’t rank them, as that might cause in-fighting amongst the ribbon winners. So without further adieu: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 54% & [mc_name name=’Rep. | Read More »
CNN Plans Lincoln-Douglas Debate for Tomorrow Night.
“That’s how we’ve been crafting our questions, so that Senator X will respond to what Governor Y said about him or a policy he proposed, and try to encourage them to actually debate Lincoln-Douglas style as much as possible,” – Jake Tapper In an article out today in New York Times we get an inkling of what we can expect tomorrow. Jake Tapper is | Read More »
BREAKING —Perry Drops Out—
Saw it on my local news….apparently AP has it. Hot Air picked it off a tweet. This is not a diary on his goodness or what might of been. I leave that for front page writers. Also did not want to break in on any 9/11 memorials. This is for those of you who have gotten disgusted watching your local news channels, don’t watch them | Read More »
If Trump Has To Sign The Pledge, Doesn’t Everybody Else? (UPDATE) Trump To Sign Today.
The Republican National committee has officially put “The Loyalty Pledge” out there. Here’s what it says: I [candidate’s name] affirm that if I do not win the 2016 Republican nomination for president of the United States I will endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee regardless of who it is,” the pledge says. “I further pledge that I will not seek to run as an independent or | Read More »
Your Message Incites Violence – Call Off The Thugs, Trump
Two brothers were arrested in South Boston last week after allegedly beating a homeless Hispanic man. Because, Trump. Scott and Steve Leader face multiple charges over the incident which , according to one of the brothers, was done because “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.” Understand, the Leader brothers were well known among law enforcement prior to this latest matter. The | Read More »