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    Congratulations Dr. Ben Carson

    Twenty-four hours ago, a report surfaced that Dr. Ben Carson had used fetal issue in research that came from aborted fetuses. Dr. Carson has now released a statement a statement that the fetal tissue did not come from abortions. Less than eight hours ago, Dr. Carson was attacked because news reports claim he supported a universal healthcare system in 2007. I have not seen a | Read More »

    I Wish I Had Known

    Back on July 1, 2013, one of the front page contributors at RedState posted a piece taking issue with something Sarah Palin had said. He used for the “featured image” an image that was salacious and fake. I would not mention this except both Governor Palin and her daughter Bristol have now pointed it out as a bit of hypocrisy on my part related to | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the Mirror

    “[A]ll the other candidates combined get 58.6% of the vote.”Look at the Real Clear Politics averages for the Republicans and for the Democrats. Clinton and Trump lead, but both have begun a downward trend. Clinton’s has been gradual until recently. Trump’s has been a rapid up and now a decline. Two of the Super PACs in the GOP race reached out to me Tuesday to | Read More »

    Rick Perry’s Guide to Getting Back in the Race

    Rick Perry running out of money is not fatal to his chances for 2016. It happened to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 51% in 2007, prior to him accepting the GOP’s Presidential nomination in 2008. It happened to Newt Gingrich in 2011, prior to beating Mitt Romney in South Carolina in 2012. But both of those men had to tinker with their message. | Read More »

    The One I Got Wrong

    If I had to do it over again, I would have rescinded the invitation to Donald Trump again. It was the right thing to do. I am more sure that it was the right thing to do by the response of many Trump supporters to highlight all the terrible things I’ve said in my career. Those don’t mean Trump should have been given a pass. | Read More »

    John Kasich Runs From His Own Record

    In February of 2013, John Kasich decided Jesus told him to expand the medicaid portion of Obamacare in Ohio. As the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported, Gov. John Kasich included the much-anticipated announcement in his two-year budget proposal Monday. The move makes Ohio one of a growing number of Republican-led states to fulfill an option under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to expand | Read More »

    The Professional Protestors and Bernie Sanders

    Follow along with me here. Hillary Clinton invited Deray McKesson to her third announcement speech. That was the one she did when everyone forgot about the first two and the video. McKesson is affiliated with the Black Lives Matter crowd of professional protestors and disruptors around the country. They go from place to place to protest injustices that are often real and sometimes not. They | Read More »

    Not Dead Yet

    Lots of media reports note that Rick Perry’s campaign has stopped paying staff. His campaign itself is out of money though his Super PAC still has more than $10 million cash on hand. That’s why you cannot count Perry out yet. In the 2008 Presidential campaign season, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 51% ran out of money in August of 2007 and went | Read More »

    ‘You can’t stand on the sidelines’

    This is a really interesting ‘must read’ on the impact of the Planned Parenthood videos. Ruben Navarrette, Jr. considers, or at least considered, himself pro-choice until the Planned Parenthood videos came out. Now he is not so sure. His wife is pro-life and scolded him. She said, “You can’t stand on the sidelines, especially now that you’ve seen these videos,” she told me recently. “That’s | Read More »

    Chuck Schumer and the Litmus Tests of the Democratic Party

    Chuck Schumer and the Litmus Tests of the Democratic Party

    Go back to the second half of the second term of the Bush Administration. Really in 2005, but then after 2006, there was wide spread disagreement between the base of the party and President Bush on a host of issues. Bush’s appointment of Harriet Miers and immigration reform had begun it. But into 2007, the war effort was a subject of concern, TARP was a | Read More »

    Are Republicans Finally Brave Enough to Fight This?

    In 2010, 2012, and 2014, Democrats pounded the GOP on the “war on women.” It did little good, but the Democrats have kept it going. Within the Republican Party, the leaders and candidates, scared of another Todd Akin moment, have run from the issue of abortion. But that might be changing thanks to Hillary Clinton. Clinton yesterday tried to attack [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ | Read More »

    Regarding Jeb Bush and Me

    A whole lot of people seem to think I endorsed Jeb Bush this weekend because I noted both that he is a friend and that he was the most conservative Governor in the country when he was there. Or at least in the late 90’s. I was not working from a script, but a lot of people before Bush spoke thought I was endorsing Perry | Read More »

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    The August Doldrums and Donald Trump

    The August Doldrums and Donald Trump

    August is the doldrums of political season. The winds stop and one story can stick around and take up attention. August is the season of Monica Lewinsky, Chandra Levy, Cindy Sheehan, the Obamacare protests, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, etc., etc., etc. The President is on vacation, the congress is out of Washington, and the political press is in search of a story. Politicians | Read More »

    What Happens When You Rescind an Invitation to Trump?

    What happens when you rescind an invitation to Donald Trump? Well, my RedState email is suddenly maxed out due to a flood of very angry emails. I’ve been called queer, an n-word lover, Megyn Kelly has been referred to as the c-word. My office phone line’s voicemail has also gotten maxed out with angry phone calls. Last night, people were leaving voicemails in my hotel | Read More »

    The Most Interesting Thing About Trump’s Statements Today

    When I talked to the Trump campaign on Friday night, the campaign manager only wanted to focus on the “blood in her eyes” part. When I brought up the “wherever” bit, he kept going back to the “blood in her eyes” part. So I asked for a clarification or apology and he said I needed to do it in writing. I put it in writing | Read More »