Donald Trump Mocks A Disabled New York Times Reporter
Setup. Last week, Donald Trump claimed that “thousands and thousands” of people in Jersey City turned out to celebrate the dropping of the World Trade Center towers by al Qaeda. Presumably they were Muslims, but his is New Jersey we are talking about so who knows. “Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where | Read More »
The Myth of “4 Million Conservative Voters Stayed Home in 2012″
I have frequently criticized liberal and Democratic commentators for relying on the Static Electorate Fallacy, the idea that the 2016 electorate and results will not stray far from the demographic, geographic and ideological contours of 2012, despite longstanding American electoral history showing that elections following the re-election of an incumbent have always featured shifts in the map to the detriment of the party in power. | Read More »
Ted Cruz Super PAC Responds To Rubio Attack
Yesterday we reported on how a Super PAC that has apparently supports Senator Marco Rubio has taken up Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94%‘s attack line against Senator Ted Cruz. Back in July, Ted Cruz was one of a super-majority of senators who voted to curtail the ability of the NSA to bulk collect the phone use data of Americans. In the wake of the Paris | Read More »
Marco Rubio And the GOP Establishment Take Aim At Ted Cruz
I posted a bit earlier on the panic the GOP Establishment finds itself in over the rise of Donald Trump and his apparent immunity from traditional laws of political behavior and consequences. They are becoming just as panicked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. Now a Super Pac run by a major Rubio supporter is attacking Ted Cruz for his vote to | Read More »
The GOP Establishment Is Trying To Elect Donald Trump?
Panic is a very ugly thing. It is a triumph of primal fear over the intellect. It is when “flight” kicks “fight’s” ass. In pre-gunpowder days, armies would hammer away at each other for hours with few losses. Then panic would set in bringing slaughter with it. It is demeaning. It is unmanly. Unfortunately, panic is one of the two modes favored by the GOP | Read More »
Trump is all about ethanol cronyism. Because of course.
The longer that Donald Trump’s campaign for president goes on, the more he is exposed as a deeply unconservative, anti-free market, anti-limited government liberal who has just conned the media and a bunch of poor, low-information voters into thinking he’s conservative by saying a bunch of inflammatory things, usually involving women or minorities. The latest example: Turns out Trump is big into ethanol mandates and thinks | Read More »
Bernie Sanders Is Still Polling Better With Democrats Than Donald Trump Is With Republicans
The latest spate of deliberately outrage-provoking statements by Donald Trump has led to yet another round of hand-wringing over the fact that Trump continues to draw a little over a quarter of all Republican voters, both nationally and in the key early-voting states. We are continually implored to ask ourselves what this says about the Republican Party, and why more of his opponents don’t, on | Read More »
Are Iowa Evangelicals And Conservatives Moving To Ted Cruz?
One of the critical battles going on beneath the radar is the battle between Ben Carson and Ted Cruz for the Evangelical, and I’d say conservative Catholic, vote. While Trump is trolling everyone in sight to earn free media and Marco Rubio is picking Jeb Bush’s moldering bones, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson have been carrying on a polite, gentlemanly, and low key war. The winner of this | Read More »
How Rep. Peter King Is Working With Harry Reid To Limit Gun Ownership
Yesterday, we posted on the dangerous push Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 11% is making to close the “terrorist loophole” in our gun laws. It sounds terrible, right, that suspected terrorists would be allowed to by firearms. That is, until you think about it. The terrorist watch list that the Democrats are so anxious to use comprises well over a million names. In | Read More »
What Did Donald Trump Say About Registering Muslims?
Sometimes Donald Trump would be better served by being quiet. Because his inability to self-edit his stream of consciousness leads to those cringe-worthy moments when he says things that are scary if he believes them and equally scary if he doesn’t believe them. On Tuesday, Trump was on Sean Hannity’s show and he had this to offer about Islamic terrorism: GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump | Read More »
How John Kasich Is Promoting the Worst Idea Of All Time
Few things are more pathetic than a politician making a pander that he doesn’t believe, that you don’t believe, and that he knows you don’t believe. It is just degrading all around. This brings me to Ohio Governor John Kasich. I don’t pretend to know very much at all about Governor Kasich. What I do know is that when anyone tells me the Bible says | Read More »
President Obama Says GOP Acting As Recruitment Tool For ISIS
It takes a particular level of gall to be on foreign soil and criticize your political opponents. It is even worse when one is on foreign soil and openly treats political opponents with a level of contempt and anger that would be better served directed at terrorists. President Obama went there and after calling the terrorist attacks in Paris a “setback” and getting pissy with the | Read More »
New National Poll: Trump 31%, Carson 22%, Cruz 13%
A new national poll out from University of Massachusetts confirms what we are seeing in other polls. The contest is a four-man race but a race with two distinct levels of candidates. The top level are the two outsiders, Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Between the two of them they claim 53% of GOP primary voters. The second tier is [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ | Read More »
New Texas Poll Proves Ted Cruz Is Electable
A new poll out by University of Texas and the Texas Tribune has Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% tied for the lead. More than that, it shows the Texas primary is a two-man race: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and businessman Donald Trump are in a dead heat for the Republican presidential nomination in Texas, according to the latest University | Read More »
House Freedom Caucus To Release New “Contract With America”
The Contract With America, you may recall, was the brainchild of Newt Gingrich for the 1994 elections. Gingrich decided to nationalize the House of Representative election, allowing GOP candidates to run on an array of poll tested propositions — all Contract provisions had at least 60% approval — rather than local issues: require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply | Read More »