We Must Move Past The Empty Calories Of Trumpism, And Return To Conservatism
The next president will face serious issues that demand serious leadership. Because of the failed foreign policy of the Obama Administration, our 45th president will have to deal with an emboldened Iran that will have renewed access to hundreds of billions of dollars that even the Obama Administration acknowledges can be used to fund terrorism. This, combined with an agreement that amounts to nuclear appeasement, | Read More »
As Planned Parenthood Is Crushing Children to Harvest Organs, John Kasich Says This!
More unedited video has come out of Planned Parenthood planning on altering how it crushes up children in order to preserve organs for resale. The story has been all over conservative media in the past week. Fox News has talked about. And today, when John Kasich gives his announcement speech, he says this: Creating jobs is our highest moral purpose I wonder if Jesus told | Read More »
Regarding John Kasich
At my radio website, I used blunter language that would get me banned here at RedState. So, calming down the language here, let me say this. John Kasich is declaring his candidacy for President today. He has hired a group of people who hate the Republican Party’s voters to run his campaign. He is the second coming of Jon Huntsman without the winning smile. In | Read More »
A Reality Check on Donald Trump
“Trump at 24% in the ABC poll is probably his high water mark…. Mitt Romney could not get above 25% in the polls until January of 2012 and couldn’t stay consistently above 30% until March of 2012.”Let’s have a reality check on Donald Trump for just a minute. He is a Hillary Clinton donor. Many of Trump’s supporters rationalize that by saying he is a | Read More »
Jeb Bush as Jeb, Not George Or Anti-George
Today, Jeb Bush is going to start laying out what he stands for in terms of policy. He, more than any of the other Republican candidates, walks a delicate balance. He is anchored by his last name and his brother’s legacy. If he tilts too far one way, there is no maneuvering he can do to distance himself from claims that he is the second | Read More »
They Created Trump 2016
All the elected Republicans with heartburn over Donald Trump’s rise in the polls should really ponder their role in the creation of Trump 2016. It’s not just New York Republicans who have greeted Trump with open arms. In his election bid in 2012, Mitt Romney gladly had Donald Trump take the stage with him for an endorsement. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 54% | Read More »
Any idiot can poll “well” in this climate
Normally when I write about polling, I do a bunch of math, find out confidence intervals, check up on crosstabs, and examine trends to see who’s doing well, and why. When it comes to the 2016 Presidential polling though, I won’t yet deign to give it any such analysis. Because you see, right now, any idiot can poll “well.”
Trump and the Abdication of Responsibility
So we now have to accept that we live in a world where Donald Trump is, right now, leading in the GOP polls. It goes without saying that Donald Trump is, as a result, an absolute embarrassment to the entire GOP electorate, in that he gains popularity even as plays twitter troll with all the talent and finesse of an adolescent prep school boy. Yes, | Read More »
My Conversation with Gov. Scott Walker
Earlier today I had a conversation with Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. He’s out on the campaign trail now. I started the interview with the late breaking news about Chattanooga, but also got him to focus on his one big item and why liberals, even when winning, seem so angry.
What the Hell Happened to Rand Paul?
Here is the guy who should be doing some cross-party fusion. He rallied a lot of Americans in bipartisan fashion on national security. He seemed to be playing his cards right. And . . . ? Bernie Sanders is kicking his butt in campaign fundraising. In fact, I dare say Sanders froze Paul’s chance at fusion. All the little rich libertine millennials that Paul was | Read More »
Trump Takes the Field and Puerto Rico’s Fall
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Susan Carey to discuss the airline industry, Aaron Blake on 2016, and Salim Furth discusses Puerto Rico’s fiscal failure.
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Carly Fiorina on the Economy, Crony Capitalism, and HP
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Carly Fiorina to discuss her experience at HP, crony capitalism in Washington and how to restart the stagnant economy.
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The Intriguing Bid of Scott Walker
Today, Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker will formally announce his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States. Republicans have been waiting for Walker to do so and the field has been incomplete without him. It’s not that Walker has not been running. He has. He has just been focused on building up his Super PAC before having to separate himself from its fortunes. He has | Read More »
Stop Complaining About Donald Trump
On paper, Donald Trump should not be an issue for any of the 2016 Republican candidates, given Trump’s background. Trump has been on record supporting a Canadian style, universal healthcare system. He received several deferments to avoid the Vietnam War. His company reportedly hired illegal aliens. He has had several businesses go bankrupt. He has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats and their | Read More »
Trump Doesn’t Exist in a Vacuum
Donald Trump is currently on a roll with the media, getting his name and politics out there like no other candidate has been able to. His numbers are rising and his exposure is huge. GOP higher ups are worried that he’ll hurt the GOP brand and that he may spoil the 2016 cycle for them. They are, in a word, panicking. The thing the GOP | Read More »