The Establishment Chooses Trump Over Cruz
There is a growing sense among political pundits, especially of the establishment class, that only Ted Cruz has a reasonable shot at stopping Donald Trump. Jeb Bush has already achieved terminal velocity, Christie and Kasich have been unable to break the top 3 in New Hampshire, and Fiorina has been demoted from the debate main stage. Rubio, who was their 6th or 7th choice, has | Read More »
Game of Thrones. Iowa GOP Primary Edition
The Iowa Caucuses are shaping up to be a blood bath with multiple candidates looking at Marco Rubio as a target.
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Black Caucus Leader Meltdown over Trump
Let’s start with the fact that African-Americans are taken for granted in the Democratic coalition almost as much as gays are. So its a pretty significant threat when young African-Americans like my friend Gianno Caldwell articulate a conservative world view…so much so that they must be shouted down. Caldwell was appearing on Roland Martin’s show earlier this week talking about the Tea Party and Donald | Read More »
Ted Cruz Leading Tight Iowa Race In New Gold Standard Poll
Perhaps no pollster in the nation is more respected on her home turf than Ann Selzer, the Iowa pollster for the Des Moines Register, who among other famous victories broke from the pack to nail Joni Ernst’s margin of victory in 2014. So while the polling averages are generally your best bet, whenever Selzer delivers a new Iowa Caucus poll, it’s worth listening. This morning | Read More »
Study: 93% of US Counties Still Haven’t Recovered from the Recession
Those of you who watched the State of the Union address last night know that President Obama spent some time, as usual, crowing about his economic record. To my surprise, he mentioned the “Great Recession” only once, but he spent plenty of time talking about how the economy has grown during his term is office. As you might expect, these words need to be taken with a | Read More »
The only three takeaways you need from Obama’s Last State of the Union speech.
The last State of the Union address Barack Obama will ever make, thank whatever God or gods you prefer.
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“Did You Just Give Me the Finger?” The Greatest Exchange in Legislative Record History
Say what you will about politics in Wisconsin of late, but they have without a doubt given us some of the best political theater in the country since 2010. After Obama’s State of the Union, we all deserve a little levity. The latest installment of the continuing adventures of the nation’s most entertaining political state features Republican Representative Bob Gannon, who was in an argument | Read More »
President Obama Actually Believes This
Obama’s State of the Union speech was more focused on overarching rhetoric than specific policy proposals. He attempted to keep it lighter and avoid almost any specifics at all. As he noted when he began his speech, the expectations for his accomplishments during an election year are exceptionally low. The key thing I found from his speech is that this is something he actually believes. | Read More »
Ted Cruz Super PAC Ad On Marco Rubio’s Immigration Policies Is Brutal (VIDEO)
Mike Murphy should take a lesson from the guys over at Keep The Promise. They have just released an ad about Marco Rubio’s record on immigration and it pulls no punches. Instead of relying on silly imagery about Rubio’s boots and 50 year old pop culture references, this ad goes directly at Rubio’s record, particularly his work on comprehensive immigration reform, aka ‘The Gang of | Read More »
Hillary’s Latest Attack on Bernie Sanders Reeks of Flopsweat
Hillary Clinton is tanking in the polls, as two of them in succession have shown that her national lead over Bernie Sanders has dwindled to single digits. She further faces the spectre of another long trickle of damaging email releases, coupled with the expected release of Houma Abedin’s personal email right about exactly the time Super Tuesday is going to happen. So, yeah, things are | Read More »
You Are Not Ready for this Hot Take on Ted Cruz’s Citizenship
Since 2008 I have been a licensed lawyer, and almost all of that time I have been an active litigator. So I thought I had encountered at least one graduate from literally every law school in country by this point, including a couple that were not accredited. So imagine my surprise when the Washington Post managed to find someone who was a law professor at | Read More »
The Case For Marco Rubio, Part I: Experience
The two main goals of the primary process – whether in a presidential or other race – are to choose the best candidate to do the job, and the candidate with the best chance of winning the job. Less than three weeks from the Iowa Caucus and less than a month from the New Hampshire Primary, we have reached a time for choosing. That choice | Read More »
Psychoanalyzing the Ted Cruz Hatred
An industry is growing of GOP and Democrat establishment types who cry that the GOP is finished if Ted Cruz gets the nomination. Their reason has nothing to do with concern for the party and everything to do with their way of life.
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