Planned Parenthood Launches $20 Million Fight Against GOP
Cecile Richards, Head of Planned Parenthood, has announced a counter-attack against her pro-life opponents. The impact that the videos from The Center for Medical Progress have had upon her bloodthirsty organization originally appeared to be minimal. Not because the videos didn’t contain gruesome footage which deeply affected most of us, but because our reaction seemed to have barely registered with Cecile, her colleagues, and their allies. This | Read More »
A Democrat Calling a Democrat “Sexist” is a Beautiful Thing
The use of “isms” reigns supreme in a society where anyone can be anything that their feelings dictate. Among the overused terms in this category is one regarding gender. You disagree with a female? You’re a sexist. Did you not choose her for a job or internship? You’re a misogynist. Did you just compliment a woman? How dare you. We’ve gone way beyond the point | Read More »
The GOP Undercard Debates Are For Losers, Right?
If you watched the last GOP debate on October 28, the bad taste you were left with probably still lingers in your mouth. Your frustration is not aimed at the candidates so much as at CNBC’s “moderators”, or at the Chairman of the Republican National Committee himself, Reince Priebus. This GOP debate season has been chaotic and exhausting, and there are still eight scheduled events left, | Read More »
Ben Carson: The “Good Guy” Who Isn’t Presidential
The Right regularly decries emotionalism, but is often guilty of it, too. Falling for the cult of personality is not just a phenomenon on the Left. It is seen among conservatives, and is, quite obviously, making an appearance this election cycle. In this round, on the crowded stage of GOP candidates, the “good guy” is none other than Dr. Ben Carson. He has an incredibly | Read More »
Who Called Hillary “A Fraud”? A Feminist.
Some feminists can’t walk around without a gender crutch enabling their every step. Then there are those such as Christina Sommers and Camille Paglia, both controversial “dissident feminists” in their own way, whose eye-rolling at groupthink makes me cheer. I may not agree with everything they say, but often, they fiercely and vocally battle the wallowing that is modern-day feminism. Camille shared her thoughts on | Read More »
GOP Debate: Poisonous Moderators and a (Sometimes) Unified Right
My thanks to the moderators of tonight’s debate on CNBC – Becky Quick, John Harwood, and Carl Quintanilla – for highlighting yet again how much I despise the mainstream media. With the debate on the channel no one really watches, and with yawn-incuding pre-debate chatter, we might have thought this would be a boring debate. Instead of being dull, the debate was an all-out liberal onslaught | Read More »
What is Happening to Carly Fiorina?
It feels like we’ve been in this campaign cycle for a while already, does it not? Still, the general election is more than a year away. One thing that has been somewhat consistent is the outsider advantage, which seems to be the flavor of the early 2016 season. Hillary has had to deal with The Bern, and while Sanders is not new to the political | Read More »
My Take on the First Democratic Debate
I am thankful that the happenings in Las Vegas usually stay there, especially after tonight’s Democratic debate. The debate was everything you would think it would be. There was much discussion about the horrors of climate change, the horrors of pay inequality, the horrors of gun ownership, the horrors of wealth, the horrors of paying for higher education, and the like. For the group that | Read More »
Bernie Sanders: The Dangerous and Popular Off-Brand
The first Democratic debate takes place Tuesday night, and Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton will take the stage. The relatively small number of candidates, compared to the huge Republican pool, are all playing second to Hillary’s frontrunner status. My apologies to Webb, Chafee, and O’Malley, though, because plenty of people can’t even match their face with their last name. | Read More »
Hillary Clinton? Still Not Inevitable
Are you exhausted yet? It’s only October of 2015. We still have more than a year until the general election, and between now and then, much will happen. If you would have asked most of us a year ago, we would have anticipated things to be quite different right now. The GOP race is unexpected both in who inhabits the frontrunner’s space and which candidates | Read More »
The Latest Complaint About Voter ID Laws
It’s another election cycle, and, as sure as you know you’ll see saccharine campaign ads, you can always count on another thing: cries from the Left regarding voter identification. The 2016 campaign season is no different, not that you’d expect it. It’s difficult to remember any recent election that didn’t have underlying drama from a never-ending discussion about just what is and isn’t fair for | Read More »
Carly Is Only Going Up
Carly Fiorina was the clear winner in tonight’s debate, but it has nothing to do with gender. Yes, she was the only woman on stage, and stuck out in her blue suit, but the fact that she held her own – and then some – says much. I have always liked Carly, her strength, her sharp mind and her effective ability to communicate. But it | Read More »
Millennials + Election 2016: They’ll Be Voting
There are approximately fourteen months left before the presidential election, and for that, we are all thankful. Between now and November 2016, much more can and will happen. While pinpointing the apparent loyalty a certain group has for a candidate in September 2015 might be premature, an early and obvious build-up says something. If there’s one generation that receives generally negative attention, it is the | Read More »
Candidates Will Be Questioned. They Should Have Serious Answers.
Attention all current and future presidential (and vice-presidential) candidates: You will be questioned. Running for president is a long and intense job interview, and it takes place in front of an entire nation. It is an absolute requirement that you be extensively questioned. Voters must have enough information to determine whether you deserve their vote or not, and if you’re capable of being on the | Read More »
Carly Fiorina’s Merit is Not that She’s a Woman
I like Carly Fiorina. She is a fantastic communicator with a precise, measured delivery. She appears firm in her resolve to be a leader, and not just an entertaining candidate. I believe she is an excellent addition to the race for the White House. Her inclusion is not just a positive addition to the GOP field, but to the idea of a presidential campaign as | Read More »