Donald Trump’s Big Mistake Wasn’t His Statement on John McCain
Donald Trump made a potentially fatal error yesterday in Iowa. Contrary to what most people in the press and the establishment think, it was not insulting Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 53%. Though he crossed a line with his McCain remark, that’s not what the average evangelical, base Republican voter was paying attention to. In addition to his statement on McCain, Trump also | Read More »
Hillary Clinton is not even likable ENOUGH at this point.
This poll is not a poll that Hillary Clinton can point to as evidence that she’s the heir to the Obama coalition.
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Gawker acts true to its nature and the left goes crazy
The latest faux outrage in the world of the faux subject of ‘jouralistic ethics’ concerns Gawker. Let me say up front, that I am petty and mean-spirited enough to occasionally give Gawker a page view. By and large the people they write about are no more dysfunctional or detestable than Gawker’s staff but they tend to self-absorbed celebrities. If we’ve reached the point where we | Read More »
You Actually Are Better Than This, Donald Trump
Donald Trump needs to apologize to John McCain. I do not care for John McCain as a Senator. I think he is far nastier to Republicans than Democrats. I think he ran a terrible race for President. I’m just not a fan of him as a politician. But John McCain was a war hero. Contrary to what Donald Trump said today, it is not because | Read More »
Apologist for Islamic terrorism to lead Chattanooga investigation
Investigators are risking brain aneurysms trying to divine a motive for a 24-year-old Muslim immigrant named Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, an immigrant who has made several unexplained visits to the Middle East recently and whose father managed to end up on the terror watch list, shot up an armed forces recruiting station and killed four US Marines. Leading the investigation is the US Attorney for the Eastern | Read More »
Tech at Night: Weekend Update
Two colds in two weeks thanks to tourists rushing into DC. Let’s catch up with the stories of the week and hope that next week I’m doing better.
Minnesota Local Official Compares Army Pilots to 9/11 Hijackers
The same day four U.S. Marines were killed in an act of radical Islamic terrorism in Tennessee, a St. Paul, Minnesota councilman decided to compare U.S. Army pilots to the al Qaeda hijackers of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. For some reason, the councilman’s comments went unnoticed – though not unquoted – by local media. Perhaps it is because Dave Thune, the official, has | Read More »
Any idiot can poll “well” in this climate
Normally when I write about polling, I do a bunch of math, find out confidence intervals, check up on crosstabs, and examine trends to see who’s doing well, and why. When it comes to the 2016 Presidential polling though, I won’t yet deign to give it any such analysis. Because you see, right now, any idiot can poll “well.”
Hillary “TINA” Clinton Falls In Line On Iran
If You Believe Hillary, This Is Your Sign. Streiff’s hilarious concept of failure theatre comes in multiple genres. I’d like to propose yet another taxonomy thereof. In honor of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s completely submissive position of the disastrous Iran deal, I give you The TINA Show. TINA is an argument that gets made when a politician feels compelled to support a | Read More »
Motive is elusive in Chattanooga shooting
The killing of four US Marines yesterday at a US military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has the FBI puzzled. Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, was shot dead by police after he attacked a military recruitment centre and a naval reserve centre in Chattanooga. Local prosecutors are investigating the attacks – in which three people were also injured – as “domestic terrorism”. However, the FBI says | Read More »
Will Iran Shake Up The Oil Markets?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the impact of the Iran deal on oil markets, Jed Babbin talks about Israel’s response to a new US-Iran relationship and Josh Zerkle talks football.
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Obama Administration Continues Insolent Tone with Media over American “Hostages” Abandoned in Iran
The Obama Administration is adding insult to injury. After President Obama attacked a reporter questioning his decision to make a deal with Iran leaving four American hostages behind as “nonsense,” Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman continued this insolent tone yesterday.
Instead of merely addressing a question about the hostages, Undersecretary Sherman attacked the reporter’s characterization of the wrongfully imprisoned Americans as “hostages.”
Not hostages? That’s absurd.
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Trump and the Abdication of Responsibility
So we now have to accept that we live in a world where Donald Trump is, right now, leading in the GOP polls. It goes without saying that Donald Trump is, as a result, an absolute embarrassment to the entire GOP electorate, in that he gains popularity even as plays twitter troll with all the talent and finesse of an adolescent prep school boy. Yes, | Read More »
US pledges to help Iran protect its nuclear program
The dimensions of Obama’s craven surrender to Iran are becoming more and more clear. Yesterday, the administration circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution to remove UN sanctions from Iran. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 46%‘s cute little committee isn’t going to finish it’s ‘debate’ until mid-September. The fact that there will be no UN sanctions in place by then calls into question | Read More »
Thank You Duncan Hunter
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) 82% announced this morning that he is submitting legislation to let military recruiters carry weapons or have the Pentagon maintain outside security. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) 82% is a retired Marine. He made the comment on Morning Joe. Good for him.