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 »
Put Me on Team Trump Against Kasich
John Kasich’s Super PAC, taking a cue from John Kasich, has decided to launch a series of ads against Donald Trump. The first ad is basically a series of youtube clips of Trump saying stuff strung together. The advertisement is terrible. We should not be surprised that the Super PAC of John Kasich is as terrible as Kasich himself. The ad is cheap, unfocused, and | 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 »
Donald Trump, Liz Mair, and political attack LLCs
The story going around is that Liz Mair founded Trump Card LLC, a political attack LLC which exists to take down Donald Trump. And while I’m sure the opposition research and media coverage will be interesting to opponents of Trump, I think the longer-lasting effect of this, will be a more-frequent use of attack LLCs in political races.
Show me the footage of people in Jersey City cheering 9/11, Donald Trump.
Donald Trump claims that people in Jersey City cheered the fall of the Towers. Let’s see his proof.
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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 »
Cruz Catches Carson
Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock.com A new national NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll finds that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has moved up 8% as Ben Carson dropped 8% leaving them tied for second place at 18%. Donald Trump, who was tied for the lead with Carson at 26% in the last NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll, is now in the lead at 28%. | Read More »
Guess which rhetorical tricks Donald Trump used against Ben Carson this week
Donald Trump is worried about Ben Carson. For a while there he was sure he had the GOP nomination wrapped up, as the yes-men surrounding him kept saying “Yes, Mr. Trump, you won the latest poll.” But even the brownest of noses can’t say that with a straight face anymore, so Trump has abandoned his old ‘counterpunch’ strategy and has begun using every dirty rhetorical | Read More »
Winners and Losers from the Fox Business Debate
Another one down, and this one thankfully, mercifully even, well done by the Fox Business Network, the Wall Street Journal, and the moderators. There was substance, there was contrast, and there was something to talk about that didn’t involve how atrocious those in charge were. Neil Cavuto in particular knew the line between tough question and outright attack. None of the candidates can say | Read More »
Donald Trump Drunk-Tweets Insults At Ben Carson
I don’t for a minute think Donald Trump personally hit the “Send” button on this tweet but it belies a lack of discipline in the campaign and has the unmistakable odor of desperation about it: For the past few days, Trump has been going after Ben Carson on his rather exotic view of the purpose of Egyptian pyramids: White House hopeful Donald Trump on Thursday | Read More »
The Year of the Insider
It is the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Fifteen, and it has been a truly stellar year for the Insider. The Insider has been predicting Donald Trump’s immediate downfall. Trump is now in second place in the polling averages, but shows no signs of stopping. In fact, he is ramping his efforts up by actually buying ads now. The Insider has been so | Read More »
Marco Rubio Gets Thrown in the Briar Patch
If I were the Democrats (or Jeb Bush or Donald Trump), I would hope to God that someone out there had better dirt on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% than what has been dug up so far. The first attack they tried was the “he missed votes” attack. The Democrats cannot use this attack because the last three major candidates on the | Read More »
Carson Leads Trump by 12 Points in North Carolina
Whoa. Ben Carson has a double-digit lead in North Carolina over the rest of the 2016 GOP presidential field, a new poll finds. Carson takes 31 percent support from Republican-leaning voters in the state, according to the Elon University survey released Thursday. That gives him a 12-point edge over his closest competition, Donald Trump, who is at 19 percent. Sens. [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ | Read More »