Watercooler 1/7/16 Open Thread: NH polling, Another gov runs, UK talks Trump
Libertarian Field Heats Up: – John McAfee is getting competition in his Libertarian run for the presidency. Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson said he is once again making a run for the oval office . He ran back 2012 as a Republican, then dropped out only to get back in the race as a Libertarian after winning that party’s nomination. After his unsuccessful presidential bid, Johnson went on to | Read More »
Marco Rubio’s Slick New Iowa TV Ad Focuses on his Faith (Video)
The Rubio campaign has just released a new ad that is scheduled to debut in Iowa this week. As with everything else associated with the Rubio campaign, the ad is polished and does a good job of hitting the correct notes with Iowa evangelicals. Although he is a Catholic, he is clearly versant on the intersections between his Catholicism and the Evangelical beliefs of his | Read More »
Republicans Lose Because of Lily-Livered Concern Trolling
Shawn Jesper is the Republican Speaker of the House in the State of New Hampshire. Yesterday on the floor of the State House, he apparently publicly scolded some Republicans for their “inappopriate behavior.” One of the people who was apparently the target of this rant was state lawmaker Katherine Prudhomme-O’Brien, who became nationally famous for confronting Hillary Clinton about Bill Clinton’s (alleged) rape of Juanita | Read More »
Chris Christie is a Tiresome Blowhard
The media is trying to tell us that the flagging Chris Christie campaign is having a resurgence. There’s no real objective evidence of that, since his entire level of support is within the margin of error of most polls, but the media has to push this narrative in order to justify their coverage of Christie’s increasingly negative attacks on all the other Republicans in the | Read More »
Hillary Clinton Enters the Bunker. Uses Secret Service To Avoid Answering Press Questions
Hillary Clinton is bunkering down to avoid uncomfortable questions. It seems that the pressure of campaigning, of being covered by not only her tame media allies but hostile journalists, and the dawning realization that this is not 1996 and the Clintons can’t decide what will be discussed. And then there are those unscripted moments in highly scripted events, like when she was heckled by a rape survivor. Attendees to her events are tightly screened. And now she’s keeping the press at arm’s length. One wonders how long it will take the major media to get as upset over this as they were at Trump?
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The Bizarre Reason Debbie Wasserman Schultz Thinks Women Are Not Enthusiastic About Hillary
Hillary Clinton and Wasserman Schultz are close allies. Wasserman Schultz used her position as DNC chair to warn off potential challengers (Bernie Sanders didn’t get the memo), deter donors to challengers, and create a debate schedule that was calculated to minimize the audience that could watch Hillary stumble through choreographed answers to questions presented by the tamest moderators in the history of modern political debates. She is also a virtual motherlode of stupid. So when she was interviewed by Ana Marie Cox for New York Magazine, you could be certain something would happen that either beggared the imagination or offended the conscience.
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You Will be Made to Care: Washington State Makes it Illegal to Ask a Man What He is Doing in a Women’s Restroom
If you live in Washington State and you’re a woman, and a man walks into a locker room and starts undressing in front of you, it is now illegal for you to ask him what he is doing there, much less ask him to leave. If you have discomfort with the situation, you have to leave the locker room quietly. The naked guy gets to | Read More »
Is Donald Trump a Natural Born Citizen?
In his desperate attempts to stave off Ted Cruz’s surge, Donald Trump has resorted to his old tricks of questioning his opponents’ citizenship. It’s what he built his aborted 2012 campaign for the Presidency on, and it’s what he’s doing now. Take for example his recent comments to the Washington Post: “Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate | Read More »
John McCain Launches A Birther Attack On Ted Cruz
In a talk radio interview in Arizona, John McCain parroted Donald Trump’s birther attack on Ted Cruz. It is nothing more than another demonstration of McCain’s lack of temperament for public office.
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Washington Post admits that, no: electric cars were NOT worth it.
Nope, electric cars weren’t worth it. Unless you’re an Obama crony, of course.
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It Doesn’t Matter Whether Bill Clinton Actually Raped Juanita Broaddrick, She is a Hero for Accusing Him of It
A brave rape survivor named Katherine Prudhomme-O’Brien has completely upended the Hillary Clinton campaign’s easy slide towards the Presidency. For those who don’t know, Prudhomme-O’Brien is a New Hampshire state representative who attended a Hillary Clinton town hall earlier this week and decided that she would not be one of the growing number of women whose complaints of rape were ignored by Hillary Clinton. In spite | Read More »
Report: Obama’s Free College Idea Wastes Billions on Students who won’t Get Degrees
Over the past year, President Obama has been pushing a proposal that would guarantee two free years of community college, at least as far as tuition and fees are concerned, for students across the country. There are a lot of good reasons to question his plan, but a report from the American Action Forum makes it plain how poorly thought out the proposal is. From The Washington | Read More »
No, Ted Cruz Has Not Changed His Position On Ethanol
Despite reports to the contrary, Ted Cruz has not changed his position on the use of ethanol or ethanol subsidies. The position he expressed in Iowa was exactly the same as he put forth in his 2014 bill.
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The Watercooler – 1/6/2015 Open Thread
Welcome back to the Watercooler, our daily Open Thread. Apologies for the short one today, but most of the day’s news items have been called to attention by better and more prolific writers already… not a complaint, just acknowledging the caliber of this community’s members. Strange Bedfellows? The last thing I would’ve ever expected under Putin’s Russia was a foreign-relations position simpatico to our own | Read More »
Juanita Broaddrick is (Allegedly) Active on Twitter and Still Saying Bill Clinton Raped Her
Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who accused Bill Clinton of raping her prior to his 1992 Presidential run, is apparently active on twitter. This is her account. Members of the media have apparently confirmed that this is actually her running the account. I mean, I guess Vox counts as “Media,” right? They get money from GE. They are media. As you can see, she is not | Read More »