The People Freaking out about Paul Ryan are the Reason the Budget is Bloated and Washington is Broken
House Speaker Paul Ryan said yesterday that he wasn’t ready to support Donald Trump, at least not yet. He didn’t say he would never support Trump, and in fact he said that he hoped eventually that he would support Trump. This has caused some Trump supporters to absolutely freak out about Paul Ryan, and to actually suggest that he should be removed as Speaker of | Read More »
Trump Opens Nebraska Rally by Trashing Republicans, Staying Mum on Hillary (VIDEO)
Just now, Donald Trump held a rally in Nebraska, one of the first he’s held after becoming the GOP nominee for President. After some perfunctory remarks demagoguing China, Trump immediately lit into an uninterrupted tirade against his fellow Republicans who are not supporting him for President, trashing them in the most thorough way. At no point in the 20+ minutes of this speech that I | Read More »
Jeb Bush on Endorsing Trump: Yeah, No.
Well, anyone who thought that everyone would fall right in line behind Trump after he won the nomination was pretty much dead wrong. Thus far the names that have come out and said explicitly that they would not endorse Trump, or that they were not willing to endorse Trump yet, have run roughly equal to those who have not – including both former Bush presidents, | Read More »
Hillary Clinton Withheld Documents from State, Possibly Committed Perjury
One of the things Hillary Clinton has insisted repeatedly – including under oath – is that she turned over all work-related documents that were on her private homebrew email server for the State Department to review for possible production. The group that forced the release of these documents, Judicial Watch, has now released numerous documents which were not released by State Department in their document dumps from | Read More »
Priebus on Trump’s Minority Outreach: “He’s Trying” (Bless His Heart)
Reince Priebus isn’t from the South, so the “Bless His Heart” part is really just implied instead of explicitly stated.
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Let it Hurt
The Donald Trump nomination has brought to our lives a moment we never thought we would see – a whirlwind week where prominent Republican politicians had to engage in serious soul searching before deciding whether to support the Republican nominee. Some have already done the right thing, at tremendous political risk. Paul Ryan is not perfect – in fact, he is far from it. But | Read More »
Trump Lamely Panders to Hispanics With What Appears to be a Wendy’s Taco Salad
I would not have thought it possible than anyone could engage in lamer hispandering than Hillary Clinton, but I was wrong. I forgot to take Donald Trump into account. Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics! https://t.co/ufoTeQd8yA pic.twitter.com/k01Mc6CuDI — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2016 What? I can’t… I can’t even. I’ve been reduced to | Read More »
BREAKING: Paul Ryan Can’t Support Trump.. at Least not Yet (VIDEO)
Just now on Jake Tapper, Paul Ryan was asked if he could support Donald Trump now that he is the Republican nominee. Speaker Ryan did not say that he would never support Trump, but he made it clear that the burden to heal the rift between Trump and the Republican party is not on the party, it’s on Trump. Watch: Rough transcript follows: Tapper: So Mr. Speaker, | Read More »
Is Ben Sasse Considering a Third Party Run?
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, who has been the spirit animal of the #NeverTrump movement since almost the moment of its inception, penned a heartfelt letter on his Facebook page last night. Sasse’s thoughts are always clear and refreshing, and it’s a nice change of pace to hear from someone who speaks his true convictions without fear of the consequences in Washington, DC. Interestingly, though, Senator | Read More »
The GOP’s Non Compos Mentis Nominee
The United States has a nuclear arsenal that is large enough to destroy all human life on the planet.
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Here’s Why I Can’t Unite Behind Trump, Even to Beat Hillary (VIDEO)
Today I had the privilege of being on CNNi opposite Matt Schlapp of the ACU, who made what I thought was the best possible case for uniting behind Trump. Unfortunately, it was utterly unconvincing to me, because it doesn’t really address the core concerns that many #NeverTrump people have with Trump. The problem isn’t that Trump is a liberal, because Schlapp is right that | Read More »
Donald Trump: “I’d Be Interested in Vetting John Kasich” for VP (VIDEO)
I mean, of course he would. Just now on CNN, Wolf Blitzer was interviewing Donald Trump, and asked the question we’ve all been thinking about John Kasich – is he in the running for Trump’s VP given that he’s been playing interference for Trump since New Hampshire? Trump seemed to say “yes.” Wolf Blitzer: CNN has just confirmed, John Kasich, the Ohio governor, he’s dropping out | Read More »
As Between Trump and Clinton, Gary Johnson (or Austin Petersen) is the Best Choice for President
I’ve said this a million times and I’ll say it again: I don’t owe Donald Trump, the Republican party, or anyone else my vote. Every election cycle, they have to earn it. I never signed a loyalty oath or a contract to always vote for the Republican, and even if I did, such a contract would be void as a matter of law, as it | Read More »
Republicans Should Confirm Merrick Garland ASAP.
Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, this is not even a close call.
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Ted Cruz Quits: Battle Fatigue Finally Wins
Well, the Republican disposition finally won out. As a party, we lack the stomach for the intra-party fights the Democrats revel in, and we always have. As I’ve noted before, we never have had a competitive primary that lasted past Super Tuesday, at least since 1976. Settling on front runners is what we do as a party – even when it is obvious that the | Read More »