Iowa polling: Is Ted Cruz holding up against Donald Trump?
It’s amazing to me how little polling there actually is of Iowa right now. We’re about two weeks away from the caucuses, but according to Real Clear Politics as of this writing, there have only been six polls this year. So when we’re ‘ooh’ing and ‘ahh’ing at the rough-and-tumble between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, we don’t actually have very many data points to look | Read More »
The Establishment Revolution
Last night, after Nikki Haley’s response to the existence of Donald Trump (and Barack Obama’s speech, too), the most remarkable thing happened. People started calling Nikki Haley – yes, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley – a member of the “Establishment,” the shadow organization of Republican operatives who work to stifle the conservative movement. Think about that. Nikki Haley. Establishment. What? In the Donald Trump Era of | Read More »
Myth BUSTED: Steve Hoffman shows Ted Cruz can win by expanding the base
I’m old enough to remember the hand wringing. The GOP must reach out to libertarians, they said. Young people are too libertarian for the GOP, was the claim. When we at RedState banned Ron Paul supporters, we were told we were part of the problem, keeping the GOP from ever winning again, because Paul was reaching an ‘untapped strain’ of voter. Well, here we are | Read More »
Trump is so scared of losing Iowa to Cruz, he’s wetting his pants
Donald Trump was on Face the Nation, and had an epic tantrum. Right now he’s so scared of losing to Ted Cruz, he’s having to lash out in ridiculous ways. It’s interesting seeing what Trump looks like when he’s behind, he knows he’s behind, and he’s wetting-his-pants scared of being the big, fat loser.
2015 In Review: Best Music
If you’re a music junkie, then 2015 was not the most terrible year. While there were really only a few major releases, there were plenty of solid ones for you to enjoy (assuming you haven’t already). Here is the best music of 2015, just in time for you to listen to while waiting for the best music of 2016 (which may just be limited to | Read More »
New Hampshire is Bush’s firewall. What delegates will he get?
While the Iowa caucuses are volatile, and you never know just how the delegates will turn out as rooms full of people get together and make deals, the New Hampshire primary has a simple set of rules for determining the winner. Let’s check the current polling and see who would win delegates there.
Guess who just passed Jeb Bush?
While most observers of the national GOP Presidential polling will focus on Quinnipiac University’s showing of Donald Trump 28, 24 as a possible sign of things to come, there’s another story that I think deserves mention. Jeb Bush has now fallen into sixth place nationally, not just in New Hampshire, thanks to a good run of polling by another second-tier contender.
Five lies Hillary Clinton told in Saturday’s debate
Maybe you’re like me and have grown used to Presidential debates giving no information at all. Turns out we’re wrong though: Hillary Clinton told these five lies in Saturday’s debate. By seeing what she’s lying about, we can get an idea of what her agenda is, or what she thinks her weaknesses are.
, Clipper Chip
, Gun control
, Hillary Clinton
, Second Amendment
The Fundamental Flaw at the Heart of Ted Cruz’s and Marco Rubio’s Campaigns
“Arguing about how pure a conservative either Cruz or Rubio is, is like arguing over FL and IF diamond clarity.” When ran for the Senate, I backed him in 2009. He was around three percent in the polls. I declared his candidacy a hill to die on. I’d do it all over again. I adore the guy. Jim DeMint and the Senate Conservatives Fund followed. | Read More »
If Marco Rubio is “Establishment,” then Donald Trump is a Neo-Nazi
It’s become de rigeur these days for opponents of – particularly those in the Trump camp, but by no means exclusively them – to refer to him as the “establishment” candidate. This is an unfortunate indicator that the word “establishment” (like the term “RINO” before it) has lost all meaning and is currently most often used by people who are incapable of articulating disagreement on | Read More »
Ted Cruz uses the establishment’s own trick against them
Pandering: It’s an age-old political trick that is a staple of politics in America. Going back to before the present political alignment, the parties would say whatever it took, to whoever they had to, in order to forge a winning political coalition. is taking a lot of heat for his debate performance last night, but I believe he’s playing the game intelligently: He’s looking to | Read More »
Here’s Why You Should Vote for … Ted Cruz
and are friends of mine. I have no interest in supporting one over the other. I’d be thrilled with either one as President. I intend to do two posts. One on the merits of Cruz. One on the merits of Rubio. I see friends tearing each other up over both men. Let me give you my assessments of the positives of both while ignoring the | Read More »
Who’s winning Iowa’s conservatives, and who’s got the moderates?
So we’ve got a new poll out from Quinnipiac University looking at Iowa. has just taken over the Real Clear Politics lead in Iowa by a hair, a finding of Donald Trump 28, Cruz 27 isn’t surprising at all. What is interesting though is to see who’s winning Iowa’s conservatives, and who’s winning the moderates.
The Return of Independence Day
Are you ready to see America save the world? Want to watch us kick the aliens back out of here? Want to see us come back and do what we do best – win? No, friends, this isn’t a campaign post for Donald Trump. It’s the release of the new movie Independence Day: Resurgence. After 20 years, Fox Studios is going to give us a sequel to Independence Day. | Read More »
Andrew Stiles and Bill McMorris Talk 2016
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Stiles and Bill McMorris to discuss Donald Trump’s latest controversial comments, if he has the chance to win in the early primary states, and get a preview of next week’s CNN debate.
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