White man asks the son of Cuban immigrants if he is Cuban enough
Mary Katharine Ham , in one of the very best single questions ever asked, proved herself to be very forward-thinking when she asked “WHAT IS THE POINT OF YOU, MARK HALPERIN?” To this day, no one can answer this question, but we all find ourselves asking it once again. (If awkward racial conversations trigger you, do not play this clip.) Halperin obsesses over [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted | Read More »
GOP Failure Theater: the Iran nuclear vote, Cruz-Rubio edition
Failure Theater. When the GOP talks a good game about opposing Obama’s policies but, in fact, vote to go along with them. Yesterday the US Senate voted 98-1 to go along with whatever Barack Obama decides to give to Iran. Though the feckless Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 51% has portrayed it as a successful “bipartisan” bill, part of [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell | Read More »
The Totalitarianism of the Gay Rights Movement
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% supports real marriage. He is opposed by gay rights activists who are more and more showing themselves to be little despots. Cruz spoke at the home of Ian Reisner who is both gay and supports homosexual marriage. The gaystapo has decreed that Mr. Reisner’s businesses must be boycotted. He dared to associate with a conservative. Consequently, Mr. | Read More »
Should a GOP presidential candidate attend a homosexual wedding?
There has been a garden industry erupting among GOP presidential contenders over whether or not they would attend a homosexual wedding… as a guest. Scott Walker (via CNN) “Even though my position on marriage is still that its defined as between a man and a woman, and I support the constitution of the state but for someone I love, we’ve been to a reception,” he | Read More »
Ted Cruz: Rock Star
As I mentioned in yesterday’s piece about Senator Tom Cotton, there is a lot to like about the current crop of freshman GOP senators. Cotton’s analysis of the Iran nuclear agreement debacle indicates that his knowledge of foreign policy is at least equal to that of John Kerry… and superior to that of my half-Airedale mutt who also understands foreign policy as well as [mc_name name=’Sen. John | Read More »
Cruz, Paul, Walker, Rubio, Perry, Jindal, and Bush Walk Into a Ballroom
There are going to be lots of corrals to meet the Presidential candidates. That’s the nature of it. They march in, they give speeches, and they leave. In many of these events, if you pay extra, you get closer. You may pay even more and get a photo opportunity. Good luck getting a question answered. That was one reason I wanted the RedState Gathering to | Read More »
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% remains a conservative favorite in 2016. In 2012, the establishment backed his Senate opponent in Texas, then Lt. Governor David Dewhurst. The conservative grassroots backed Cruz and pushed him over the finish line. Cruz has since remained a favorite of the grassroots with a continually antagonist relationship with the Republican establishment. In 2010, [mc_name name=’Sen. Rand Paul | Read More »
Ted Cruz will have the money to compete.
There are only four words we need to take away from this Bloomberg report about Ted Cruz SuperPAC fundraising: Thirty one million dollars. I don’t know whether he will win or not, but Ted Cruz will be able to raise the money to compete in this Presidential primary season.
Ted Cruz, Previous Experience, and Predictors of Success
Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s announcement that he intended to seek the nomination of the Republican party to run for President let of a rather staggering scene on the left and right. On the left, Cruz was declared to be unelectable because of his views on everything from the national budget and ritualized buggery homosexual marriage to his decision to announce at Liberty University and the fact | Read More »
The Strengths and Weaknesses of Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Malcolm to discuss Ted Cruz joining the 2016 campaign, his strengths and weaknesses and why he could mop the floor with his competition in the debates.
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New Conventional Wisdom: Ted Cruz can’t win Evangelical Christians
Watching liberals trying to explain conservatives to other liberals is, a Jonah Goldberg once observed, a Gorillas in the Mist phenomenon. It is as though a scientist is describing the behavior or an alien species and imputing their own explanation of what causes the species to behave as it does. When the conservative subspecies is religious the outcome is even more hilarious. This is what | Read More »
Yahoo News sends ignoramus to cover Ted Cruz’s Liberty University speech
Most Americans, at least those with a modicum of education and a passing knowledge of American history, were anything but surprised when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% said this in his speech announcing his candidacy for president of the United States: And yet, for so many Americans, the promise of America seems more and more distant. What is the promise of America? | Read More »
Tired of It Already
I have to confess something. We are 48 hours removed from finally having one Republican Presidential candidate and I am already tired of 2016. Heck, I was tired of it before Cruz declared. Somewhat ironic to say given that I make a living on the internet, but I am more and more convinced the internet and, particularly, social media is a bad thing. It fosters | Read More »
Ted Cruz Enters Stage Right
Cruz’s Mission If I drew a graph to evaluate the competence of a potential GOP Presidential candidate it could have several dimensions in what I’ll call Poli-Space.* For the sake of convenience, we’ll collapse our tensor here down to three dimensions of spin and focus on the intersection of Ideology versus Executability versus Electability. Perhaps the latter two axis could be | Read More »