A Serious Question for the Trump Supporters
I have a serious question for the Trump supporters, and I hope they will be able to answer it, at least to themselves. It is a question that every supporter of every candidate should be able to answer if they consider themselves a thinking voter instead of a mindless, drooling sports fan. The question is this: What, hypothetically, would Trump have to do or say | Read More »
Trump Was Not Prescient about 9/11
Trump supporters have been lighting up Twitter over the last 24 hours with links to this Buzzfeed story which purports to show that Donald Trump was prescient about the 9/11 attacks. Presumably, in the minds of his supporters, this information bolsters Trump’s credibility when he uses radical leftist talking points about George W. Bush’s handling of the 9/11 attacks. I am not here to defend everything | Read More »
Conservative Talk Radio in Donald Trump’s Pocket
I am by no means an expert on conservative talk radio, but do actually have a highly rated talk radio program. I have filled in for several of the biggest hosts in syndicated talk radio. My radio show is on the most listened to news/talk station in the country or, on its worse day, no less than the number three most listened to talk station | Read More »
GOP Establishment stares into the dark abyss of a Trump candidacy
I guess I’m pretty much a blue collar guy by nature and get something of a perverse delight in watching self-proclaimed authorities brought low by events that it seems that were pretty obvious. The latest example is this from National Review: The Establishment Thinks the Unthinkable: Trump Could Win the Nomination: It began as whispers in hushed corners: Could it ever happen? And now, just | Read More »
What if Jeb Bush Walked Away?
The Republican Establishment has begun its collective freakout that Donald Trump may win. I have long maintained I’d support Trump over Kasich and would gladly vote for Trump if he is the nominee. But part of me wonders what would happen if Jeb Bush walked away. It may be too late, but early on a lot of Trump’s core support was from people who saw | Read More »
Not a great day for Jeb Bush
In case you missed it, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump have both suspended their presidential campaigns to troll one another. Last week, on Friday, Trump did a soft half-Truther by insinuating that it was fair to “blame” George Bush for 9/11 because he happened to be president. Sort of like Roosevelt was to “blame” for Pearl Harbor and Truman was to “blame” for the Korean | Read More »
Donald Trump Does Not Deserve This Sort of B.S.
Donald Trump and I may have our disagreements, but today someone is photoshopping a made up tweet claiming it is from Donald Trump and it now appears earlier this week an Atlanta radio “news” host made up a Trump interview. The radio show host is on a competing station to mine, by way of disclosure. Our station has had on Mr. Trump a few times | Read More »
Bush campaign uses campaign aide to troll Trump
Over the weekend, the Joe Lieberman-Jon Huntsman “we don’t believe in nothing” group, No Labels” held a candidate convention in New Hampshire. The nonprofit No Labels group held an event in New Hampshire on Monday that featured a number of candidates running for president under one label or another, including real estate mogul Donald Trump, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), Sen. Bernie | Read More »
Donald Trump Needs a New Season
Ashley Parker and Amy Chozick at the New York Times have written a piece on how Donald Trump appears to be slowing down. Here’s one of the quotes they use from me. “It’s kind of a like a season of TV shows — eventually people burn out on them,” said Erick Erickson, a conservative commentator who runs RedState.com. “We’ve had a season of Trump and | Read More »
Donald Trump Wants the Government to Take Your Stuff
Well, here goes Fox News treating Donald Trump unfairly(?). This is your GOP frontrunner. He is okay with your government seizing your property for “job development.” You get what that means? He wants to extend government’s power into your very home and allow them to take your stuff. Why does Trump believe this is so good? Because’s he’s been in the property business, of | Read More »
New poll: Carson leads Trump. Bush behind “undecided”
A new poll from IBD/TIPP is the first to show Donald Trump slipping from first place. The nationwide survey found that 24% of Republicans back Carson, compared with 17% who say they support Trump. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% came in third with 11% and Carly Fiorina fourth at 9%. Jeb Bush, once considered a prohibitive favorite, ranked fifth with just 8% | Read More »
Senate Tackles Mandatory Minimums Reform
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Donald Trump’s tax plan, then Josh Siegel talks about a new bi-partisan mandatory minimum reform bill, and David Harsanyi discusses the partisanship of the Benghazi hearings.
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How Will Boehner’s Resignation Impact the Budget Battle?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Siegal to discuss how John Boehner’s resignation will impact the budget battle, then Gabby Morrongiello details Donald Trump’s tax plan, and Neal Dewing talks about coffee and coffee cocktails.
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Donald Trump’s tax plan
Donald Trump may not go far in this campaign but his effect is going to be profound. While many of the GOP candidates have offered various proposals (check out the reference list), Trump, today, became one of the few candidates to release a detailed proposal. The proposal is notable for a few things. It reduces taxes on the middle class, it is reform-based rather that tax-cut | Read More »
Donald Trump Is an H2B-Visa Hypocrite
Boy, that Donald Trump is going to fix those foreigners. He intends to build a huge wall. He’ll make the Mexicans pay for it. He’ll keep them all out and make America All-American again. Except for the ones he wants to hire cheaply at his fabulous Mar-A-Lago estates. Donald Trump has been a major user of visa programs to bring in foreign workers rather than | Read More »