One nation just abandoned joining the European Union
Its supporters like to think of the European Union as an indivisible union bound to rule all of Europe. But Switzerland is saying “Non, no, nein, na.” For 24 years the Swiss government has continuously kept an application alive to join the European Union, despite a referendum otherwise. But now it has finally been abandoned. Switzerland will remain independent.
Donald Trump – Unfit for Commander in Chief
I have not been a prolific writer for the last few years, so I probably need to reintroduce myself. I served in the Army Reserve for 10 years and spent more than two years overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and later Operation New Dawn. I fought for what I believed in and have no regrets, but being in war means seeing things you cannot un-see and | Read More »
My take on the debate.
In alphabetical order: Ted Cruz: won this debate. He was given plenty of opportunities to gut Donald Trump, often after a set-up by Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz took all of them. He didn’t go after Marco Rubio at all, and Marco Rubio returned the favor. I particularly enjoyed watching Ted Cruz keep treating Trump like a petulant child who needed to use his words. | Read More »
Winners and Losers from Tonight’s Fox News GOP Debate
Tonight was the Fox News GOP Debate, the first primary debate after the events of Super Tuesday. This debate is also the only one to take place during the CPAC conference in Washington, DC. The four remaining candidates got plenty of face time with America. Here’s how the winners and losers shook out. WINNERS Senator Ted Cruz: Tonight’s big winner was clearly and indisputably Ted | Read More »
Was This Debate The Beginning Of A Cruz-Rubio Unity Ticket?
With no attacks on each other and substantial attacks on Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio did exactly what was necessary: Put aside their differences and tackle the Beast (yes, Biblical implications intended). They hit Trump from every angle, and Trump was sweating the whole way through. Tonight was certainly the least substantive Trump has been this entire cycle (if you could possibly be | Read More »
Does Donald Trump Not Know How Off The Record Works?
Donald Trump was asked by Megyn Kelly, outright, if he would release the off the record conversation he had with the New York Times. This audio, allegedly, features Trump saying he’s very flexible on the subject of immigration control. TRUMP: I have too much respect… if I deal with you off the record, if I deal with Bret or Chris off the record, I have | Read More »
Rubio Suggests Policy Debate, Trump Responds By Bragging About His Penis #GOPDebate
This is a major party primary debate. This is what happened at that debate in the first ten minutes. “He hit my hands. Nobody has ever hit my hands. I’ve never heard of this one. Look at those hands, are they small hands? And he referred to my hands if they’re small something else must be small. I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee | Read More »
Fox News #GOPDebate Open Thread
Tonight is the Fox News GOP Primary Debate, and with CPAC underway, Mitt Romney on the attack, and Super Tuesday behind us, it promises to be the most exciting thing to happen in the world since that time Evel Knievel tried to jump over the Snake River Canyon!! IT’S GOING TO BE A MAD HOUSE! Because of democracy or something. This post will be updated | Read More »
Governor Paul LePage Says Donald Trump Not A Natural Born Citizen
If you are going to choose surrogates, choose bright and competent ones. Don’t pick mouthbreathers
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Koch Brothers Throw In the Towel On Opposing Trump
The Koch Brothers have said they will no longer spend money opposing Trump. This is yet another sign that the moneyed classes are reconciling themselves to a Trump candidacy
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Marco Rubio’s Path To Victory After Super Tuesday, By The Numbers
Super Tuesday ended up not being quite so super for anyone in the GOP primary. Donald Trump was supposed to break out and put the race away, and instead lost 4 states, won 3 more by narrow margins, and looked very much like like a beatable frontrunner, including a 17-point thumping in the biggest state in play. Ted Cruz saw his “SEC firewall” melt, finished | Read More »
John Kasich’s Strategy is Working Great, Why do You Ask?
John Kasich virtually conceded every single Super Tuesday state, which is, shall we say, a little unorthodox in terms of a strategy to actually win the Republican nomination. In fact, he almost skipped South Carolina, preferring instead to spend significant amounts of time the week after his surprise second place New Hampshire finish in… Michigan. Well, to be fair, he didn’t entirely skip Super Tuesday | Read More »
Is the Constitution Party the Third Party You’ve Been Looking For?
As anti-Trump parts of the GOP look for an alternative, the Constitution Party has been talked about as a possible third party vehicle. But does it really solve any problems?
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Ben Carson is STILL Scamming His Supporters
Ben Carson has admitted that he has no path to victory. He’s basically suspending his campaign operations. He’s taken himself out of the debate. He’s not going to be going out and doing any actual campaigning. But he is not suspending his campaign. And what that means is that his campaign is even more of a scam than it was before. From Carson’s own statement: | Read More »
Water Cooler 3/3/16 OPEN THREAD – Christie is AWOL, Petition to arrest Bill, Debate,
Caucus may confuse some Kentuckians: Kentucky generally does primaries. And will, in fact, do one in May. But they haven’t caucused in over 30 years. The presidential race will be the only race residents will vote on Saturday. All other races will be done during the May primaries. WSAZ explains how the KY caucus will work and how it’s different from some other states that caucus. Sen. Rand Paul, | Read More »