This Was Not A Good Debate For Jeb Bush and John Kasich

    This Was Not A Good Debate For Jeb Bush and John Kasich

    Everyone has their own take on these debates, and as often as not they are wrong, but here we are. My chief takeaway from tonight was that it was a disaster for Jeb Bush and a poor showing by John Kasich. Look, I like Jeb. I think he’s obviously qualified to be President, he’s got a deep grasp of the issues, he has assets that | Read More »

    My scorecard for this debate.

    My scorecard for this debate.

    This was subjective, and it’s kind of unfair, because it’s taking face time into account. Eleven candidates means some people get less face time. And not everybody’s good at making you get that time. Also note that this has nothing to do with who is winning; just how I reacted to the debaters themselves. Bush: C  Uneven performance. Carson: C- Kind of restrained. Christie: C+ | Read More »

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    Winners and Losers from the CNN/Salem Debate

    Winners and Losers from the CNN/Salem Debate

    Well, the second primetime GOP Presidential Primary debate is in the can. None of the candidates really landed a knockout punch, and none had a moment or line that will likely doom their campaign. That said, there were some clear winners and losers from tonight’s debate, and we are here to separate the two. Let’s get right to it! The Winners 1. Carly Fiorina – | Read More »

    Carly Fiorina Delivers Passionate Speech Against Planned Parenthood During GOP Debate

    Carly Fiorina Delivers Passionate Speech Against Planned Parenthood During GOP Debate

    During the GOP primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the issue over whether or not Planned Parenthood should be defunded was raised. While most all of the candidates delivered largely canned responses, Carly Fiorina delivered a passionate blistering indictment of Planned Parenthood, President Obama and anybody who thinks it is not an issue worth fighting over. She openly dared the President and Hillary | Read More »

    Bobby Jindal Wins the First Debate

    He spoke truth to the GOP — particularly to a well heeled crowd who clapped when George Pataki said he’d fire Kim Davis in Kentucky. The crowd may have been the snobbish elite of the GOP, but Jindal wasn’t playing to them. He was out to make a name for himself and he did. He called the President a socialist and pointed out the President | Read More »

    CNN/Salem Second Round Debate Open Thread

    CNN/Salem Second Round Debate Open Thread

    The “main stage” candidates are heading to the stage for the second round. Chime in with your thoughts in the comments! Will Trump remain the frontrunner after tonight? Will Carson continue to gain ground, or will he suffer from having a target on his back? Tune in to see!

    Bobby Jindal and the Maladjusted

    Bobby Jindal and the Maladjusted

    Well, the first CNN Debate is over. The struggle here is writing any sort of analysis that pretends that it wasn’t obvious to everyone watching that none of the other three candidates are in the same league as Bobby Jindal. As Jules Winnfield once noted (paraphrased), not only were they not in the same ballpark or league, they weren’t playing the same sport. Where to | Read More »

    CNN/Salem First Found Debate Live Blog/Open Thread

    CNN/Salem First Found Debate Live Blog/Open Thread

    Welcome! In just about five minutes, the first round of the CNN/Salem debate will be underway between Bobby Jindal, , Rick Santorum, and Jim Gilmore Whoops, George Pataki, who might be even less relevant. I’ll be liveblogging the event here and updating regularly. Refresh for new content and participate in the comments! Enjoy! 5:57pm ET – CNN just finished allowing Jerry Brown an uninterrupted 10 minutes to | Read More »

    Are We Not Going to Admit This is a PR Driven Story?

    Let’s admit up front that it is stupid that a ninth grader got arrested for making a clock and bringing it to school. They thought it was a bomb. I will not imply motives to the kid bringing his cool invention to school. I would note, however, it was a government school and we can probably further indict public schools for it. But I have | Read More »

    “4 or 5″ US-trained Syrian rebels remain in the field

    "4 or 5" US-trained Syrian rebels remain in the field

    I am not kidding you. A top U.S. military commander for operations in the Middle East acknowledged on Wednesday that there are only four or five fighters left from the first group of 54 Syrian fighters that had been trained by the U.S. as part of a $500 million program. By way of comparison, Planned Parenthood is able to kill several hundred thousand babies each | Read More »

    New York Times confirms The Daily Beast’s ISIS/intelligence scoop.

    New York Times confirms The Daily Beast's ISIS/intelligence scoop.

    BOOM goes the dynamite: “A group of intelligence analysts have provided investigators with documents they say show that senior military officers manipulated the conclusions of reports on the war against the Islamic State, according to several government officials, as lawmakers from both parties voiced growing anger that they may have received a distorted picture about the military campaign’s progress.” Government inspectors specifically looking at CENTCOM (United | Read More »

    Mad As Hell At Boehner & McConnell, So You Support Trump?

    Mad As Hell At Boehner & McConnell, So You Support Trump?

    In the last few months we have witnessed the rise of the Trump in the GOP primary contest. He got in and immediately rocked the boat in the race, settling on immigration as his niche to find a way early on. And it worked. His rhetoric propelled him to the top of the polls. Other candidates (most notably Rick Perry who is sadly no longer | Read More »

    McConnell Plans More Failure Theater on Iran

    McConnell Plans More Failure Theater on Iran

    thinks you are stupid. His staff thinks you are stupid. In fact, his regard for your intelligence is such that he’s convinced you would drown like a young turkey if caught outside in a downpour. That is the only explanation for what he’s up to. After collaborating with to turn the treaty-making process on its head and getting his ass handed to him by , | Read More »

    Obama administration banning products for being made more appealing

    Obama administration banning products for being made more appealing

    The Obama administration wants you to think that they’re banning some products of R. J. Reynolds in the name of safety, however the truth is Obama’s FDA is banning these new cigarette brands because they might appeal better to smokers. Obama is banning the free market, by penalizing companies for making their products more appealing, in one of the craziest nanny state moves yet.

    Will Candidates Target Trump or Hillary in CNN Debate?

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Allysen Efferson and David Azerrad to discuss what is unique about the American character. Then Andrew Stiles and DC McAllister give us a preview of tonight’s CNN debate, who the candidates may attack and Carly Fiorina’s main stage debut.

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