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
Welcome! In just about five minutes, the first round of the CNN/Salem debate will be underway between Bobby Jindal, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 41%, 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 | 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
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.
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?
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
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 54% 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 Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 51% to | Read More »
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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New Polls: Jeb Bush sucking swamp water in Florida
To me the Jeb Bush candidacy is the GOP mirror image of the Hillary Clinton candidacy. Party apparatchiks and big money donors decided that the Tweedle-Dee-Tweedle-Dum(b) combination presented fewest risks to the status quo. Both were bland, milquetoastish types who would be damned unlikely to upset any apple carts. Both Bush and Clinton figured that it was their turn. So it was a perfect match. | Read More »
Stupid liberal logic: profiling caused arrest of 14-year-old who made a clock
So Hillary Clinton is hurling herself on the #IStandWithAhmed bandwagon, supporting the 14-year old who was arrested in Irving, Texas for making a…homemade alarm clock. Peak #IStandWithAhmed? Hillary Clinton tells 9th grader arrested for building a clock to ‘stay curious’ http://t.co/9HXniG0peS — TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) September 16, 2015 I am hurling myself with her, albeit for a totally different reason. Clinton really believes that it’s wrong | Read More »
Britain Plans to Require All Clerics to Register with the Government
Britain has an obvious problem with radical Islam, leading to a drastic spike in terror attacks over recent years. To combat this problem, the British Home Office has released a plan in which they will require all clerics – including Christian and Jewish ones – to register with the Home Office and receive government “training” and security clearances: Imams, priests, rabbis and other religious figures in | Read More »
Stop It. Donald Trump is Nothing Like Ronald Reagan.
The Donald Trump fans have hit on a new talking point to try to convince skeptical conservatives to overlook Trump’s glaring lack of experience, questionable grasp of the issues, and electability problems and pull the lever for him on election day. The talking point is: Look, Trump is just like Reagan, and Reagan both won the election and turned out to be a pretty darn | Read More »
CNN Has Spent 78% of Its GOP Primary Coverage on Trump
It is no secret to anyone – much less the media – that Trump is a ratings magnet. Also, he is the frontrunner in the GOP field right now. So it seems fair that he would get more coverage than the other GOP candidates, at least to some degree. However, the exact amount of coverage Trump has gotten has been pretty staggering, even considering all | Read More »
Did your House member vote for Boehner? If so, who’s primarying him?
The 2015 House election for Speaker was historic. It was the first since 1925* in which more than one declared candidate from the same party received votes. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% received 216 votes, other Republicans (including declared candidates Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) 72%, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) 92%, and [mc_name name=’Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)’ | Read More »